He has over 40 years of experience on the sidelines and in the clinic. Dr. Pruitt was the Founder of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, which has become a model for current multi-disciplinary sports medicine centers.
He was the first to ever use 3D motion capture to study cycling biomechanics and has taught performance and medical bike fitting globally.
He was a pioneer in the design of ergonomically correct cycling shoes and saddles best known of the Body Geometry Shoes and saddles from Specialized. He was the Chief Medical Officer for the 1996 Olympics and USA Cycling from 1992-96. As a paralympic cyclist, he is a two-time World Champion.
It’s often undervalued, and sometimes altogether ignored; but it shouldn’t be. Recovery from workouts is as important to the training process as the workouts themselves. With the help of Dr. Stephen Seiler, Dr. Shona Halson, Dr. Andy Pruitt, and many others, we examine this critical but often neglected component of exercise physiology.
Dr. Andy Pruitt and Betsy Welch hold a frank discussion about saddle sores, sexual dysfunction, and other female-specific saddle/chamois pathologies, addressing both preventative measures and potential long-term consequences.
A blood profile can help athletes track progress and diagnose issues—but they need to know what to look for and work with a physician to interpret the data. This article will help to demystify your blood profile.