Phil Wharton is one of my heros in the sport of track and field. He’s extremely knowledgable, extremely passionate about his craft and his compassion for athletes is tremendous. He works with his father Jim at Wharton Performance, working with athletes from a variety of sports. He and his father are best know for their Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) with ropes – “the rope stretching” – but as you’ll hear in this podcast, there is so much more to Phil’s approach than just rope stretching.
In this podcast we cover a lot of territory, including his work with Matt Centrowitz Jr., the 1,50mm bronze medalist from the 2011 World Championships, as well as insights into his own training, where he is currently coached by Matt Centrowitz.
I highly recommend this link which will take you to a list of strength exercises that Wharton Performance has put together. Similarly, check out this video from Running Times where you can see examples of the some of the work that Phil does with athletes.