State of the Industry Podcast
Ep 39 - Jim LaValle Talks Tracking Blood Chemistry to Optimize Health, Metabolism, and Performance (Part 1)

Ep 39 - Jim LaValle Talks Tracking Blood Chemistry to Optimize Health, Metabolism, and Performance (Part 1)

February 1, 2021

This weeks episode is part one of three with internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board-certified clinical nutritionist, and expert and educator in integrative and precision health, Jim LaValle.

Jim has served thousands of patients using his "Metabolic Model for Health" through his integrative health practice, LaValle Metabolix in Orange County, California. 

His experience spans from the super athlete to individuals struggling with chronic health complaints. organizations and athletes from the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals as well as athletes from Olympians, to collegiate baseball, basketball, and football, car racing all search out his expertise for optimizing metabolism and targeting real-world results. He was selected to be the Integrative Medicine Program Director for the NFL Hall of Fame Health and Performance Program in 2019.

Jim also educates and works with military Special forces to optimize resilience and metabolic reserve.

James has authored 16 e-books and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code​.

I could honestly go on and on, but I will let the episodes speak for themselves. In episode one, we discuss the importance of blood chemistry and why you should be regularly tracking certain blood markers for health and performance (in both you AND your clients).

Enjoy, and I'll see you on the other side.

Ep 38 - Dr. Brent Brookbush Talks Movement Compensation and the Stabilization Systems

Ep 38 - Dr. Brent Brookbush Talks Movement Compensation and the Stabilization Systems

January 25, 2021

This weeks episode features Dr. Brent Brookbush, the Founder and CEO of the Brookbush Institute of Human Movement Science.

Brent has been in the health and wellness industry since 1998, and an impassioned educator for nearly 10 years. Developing a presentation style that is clear and engaging, he has been focused on optimizing evidence-based, skill-centric, education for all human movement professionals. As a resource to industry giants from SHAPE magazine, Town Sports International, Equinox, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Brent is grateful to affect thousands of lives every year.

Check out some of the education products they offer by visiting the Brookbush Institute.

Brent and I speak about the relationship between posture and pain, the development of movement compensations, and the role of the stabilization systems.

Sit back and enjoy!

Ep 37 - Dr. Emily Splichal Talks Optimizing Foot Function Using Barefoot Science (Part 2)

Ep 37 - Dr. Emily Splichal Talks Optimizing Foot Function Using Barefoot Science (Part 2)

January 18, 2021

Welcome back! This episode is part two of my lengthy conversation with Dr. Emily Splichal. 

Dr. Emily is one of the foremost authorities in barefoot science, rehabilitation, and education. As a Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist and Global Leader in Barefoot Science and Rehabilitation, Dr. Emily has developed a keen eye for movement dysfunction and neuromuscular control during gait.

Dr. Emily is the founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy (EBFA), creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist®, BarefootRx®, and BARE® Workout Certifications, and inventor of Naboso Barefoot Technology. 

In episode one, Dr. Emily dove into the anatomy of the foot and ankle, and it lays a good foundation for what we discuss in part two. If you haven't already listened to it, I suggest you go back and listen to that first. In this episode, Dr. Emily helps us understand how to optimize performance, manage pain, and become more aware of our environment.

Let’s dive right in.

 

Ep 36 - Dr. Emily Splichal Talks Optimizing Foot Function Using Barefoot Science (Part 1)

Ep 36 - Dr. Emily Splichal Talks Optimizing Foot Function Using Barefoot Science (Part 1)

January 11, 2021

In this week's episode we have one of the foremost authorities in barefoot science, rehabilitation, and education, Dr. Emily Splichal. I have had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Emily speak on several occasions and I come out of every conference session and education experience with some great new insights that can immediately be applied to my work with client and even my own life.

As a Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist and Global Leader in Barefoot Science and Rehabilitation, Dr. Emily has developed a keen eye for movement dysfunction and neuromuscular control during gait. Originally trained as a surgeon, in 2017 Dr. Emily put down her scalpel and shifted her practice to one that is build around functional and regenerative medicine. 

Dr. Emily is the founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy (or EBFA), creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist*, BarefootRx*, and BARE* Workout Certifications, and inventor of Naboso Barefoot Technology.

In this series of episodes, Dr. Emily dives into the anatomy of the foot and ankle, as well as the role the foot plays in allowing us to optimize performance, manage pain, and become more aware of out environment.

Let's dive right in.

Ep 35 - Adam Jongsma Talks Hindsight 2020

Ep 35 - Adam Jongsma Talks Hindsight 2020

January 4, 2021

In this episode, I fly solo to share some thoughts I have had looking back on the year, specifically surrounding how the pandemic has affected the fitness industry. The three main thoughts are:

  • Why online training will never fully replace some clients need for in-person training
  • The need for more diversification in offerings from personal trainers, not just in-person offerings, but virtual offerings as well
  • Technology will assist us in better tracking clients between sessions and allow us to make micro adjustments

It's a short one, but important none the less.

See you on the other side.

Ep 34 - Mike Potenza Talks Evaluating and Tracking Athletes to Optimize Adaptations and Performance (Part 2)

Ep 34 - Mike Potenza Talks Evaluating and Tracking Athletes to Optimize Adaptations and Performance (Part 2)

December 21, 2020

Welcome back to the State of the Industry Podcast.

This week we have part two of my conversation with the strength and conditioning coordinator for the San Jose Sharks, Mike Potenza.

Mike is currently in his 15th season with the Sharks where he is responsible for the team's overall strength and conditioning programs -- including the creation of individualized postseason workout programs and assistance in the rehabilitation efforts for all injured players.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of blood chemistry and specific markers for anaerobic athletes, as well as some universal principles for programming to optimize adaptations.

If you haven't listed to part one, I suggest you go back and listen to it before diving into part two. But, either way, I'll see you on the other side.

Ep 33 - Mike Potenza Talks Evaluating and Tracking Athletes to Optimize Adaptations and Performance (Part 1)

Ep 33 - Mike Potenza Talks Evaluating and Tracking Athletes to Optimize Adaptations and Performance (Part 1)

December 14, 2020

For this weeks episode I had the opportunity to speak with someone who has a position that any Canadian Strength and Conditioning Coach would love. He is the strength and conditioning coordinator for the San Jose Sharks, Mike Potenza. We discuss how he and his team evaluate athletes and track workload in order to optimize performance within season and maximize adaptations during the off-season.

Mike is currently in his 15th season as the San Jose Sharks Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. He's responsible for the team's overall strength and conditioning programs -- including the creation of individualized postseason workout programs and assistance in the rehabilitation efforts for all injured players.

Before coming to San Jose, Potenza served as the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Wisconsin men's and women's hockey teams, both of which were 2006 NCAA National Champions. There, he worked with former Sharks center Joe Pavelski.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College and Master's degree in Human Movement Science from Boston University.

Potenza completed an assortment of strength and conditioning coaching and internship experiences before his time at Wisconsin. At the University of Miami (Fla.), he served as a weight training, speed and post-workout coach for the perennial nationally-ranked Hurricanes football team. While earning his master's, Potenza instructed professional, amateur and collegiate athletes at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

Mike has been involved in the development of some amazing products, including Optimizing Adaptation and Performance, which he co-created with Kevin Neeld and James Lavalle. He is also the president of the Strength and Conditioning Association of Professional Hockey and part of a group that put together Pro Hockey Strength dot com. A site that houses the best of the best from Strength and Conditioning Coaches across the NHL and AHL. Highly recommended if you train any level of hockey athlete.

I’ve rambled on for long enough, so let's dive in.

Ep 32 - Nick Winkelman Talks Understanding the Language of Coaching to Optimize Motor Learning (Part 2)

Ep 32 - Nick Winkelman Talks Understanding the Language of Coaching to Optimize Motor Learning (Part 2)

December 7, 2020

Welcome back to the state of the industry podcast. This weeks episode is part two of my conversation with the author of The Language of Coaching, Nick Winkelman.

For those who don’t know Nick, he is the head of athletic performance & science for the Irish Rugby Football Union. Prior to this, Nick was the director of education for EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance), located in Phoenix, AZ. As a performance coach, Nick oversaw the speed and assessment component of the EXOS NFL Combine Development Program. Nick has also supported many athletes in the NFL, MLB, NBA, National Sport Organizations and Military. Nick is an internationally recognized speaker on human performance and coaching science, and has multiple publications through the UKSCA, NSCA and IDEA Health and Fitness.

In this episode, Nick discusses the use of internal versus external cuing and how to better formulate our coaching language to make cues stick.

If you haven't listened to part one, I suggest you start there as we build on a lot of the topics we discussed there. If you already have, then what are you waiting for, let's dive in.

Ep 31 - Nick Winkelman Talks Understanding the Language of Coaching to Optimize Motor Learning (Part 1)

Ep 31 - Nick Winkelman Talks Understanding the Language of Coaching to Optimize Motor Learning (Part 1)

November 30, 2020

Welcome back to the state of the industry podcast. I am your host, Adam Jongsma. For the next two weeks we will be diving into the language of coaching with, Nick Winkelman.

I have been looking forward to this discussion for a while now. In fact, I’ve been following Nicks work since he was back at Athletes Performance (now EXOS). I have always been fascinated with why a cue will work with one client or athlete, but not the next. Why some cues help translate a skill learned in training to the game environment, and why some don’t even stick until the next rep, set, or training session. Well within this episode, Nick sheds some light onto why this is and how we can better understand the language of coaching to ensure our clients and athletes understand us.

For those who don’t know Nick, he is the head of athletic performance & science for the Irish Rugby Football Union. Prior to this, Nick was the director of education for EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance), located in Phoenix, AZ. As a performance coach, Nick oversaw the speed and assessment component of the EXOS NFL Combine Development Program. Nick has also supported many athletes in the NFL, MLB, NBA, National Sport Organizations and Military. Nick is an internationally recognized speaker on human performance and coaching science, and has multiple publications through the UKSCA, NSCA and IDEA Health and Fitness.

I’ve rambled for long enough, so sit back, relax, and I will see you on the other side.

Ep 30 - Richard Scrivener Talks Integrating Movement-Based Training into Strength and Hypertrophy Programs (Part 2)

Ep 30 - Richard Scrivener Talks Integrating Movement-Based Training into Strength and Hypertrophy Programs (Part 2)

November 23, 2020

This episode is part two of my conversation with Richard Scrivener. 

Within this episode, Richard lays out how to properly integrate ground based movement training into your own programming and that of your clients as well. He discusses the pitfalls of progressing too soon, and how to build up resiliency in the tissues to minimize injury risk.

Richard is an international presenter, the Lead Global Master Instructor for Animal Flow, he works as the research and development manager for TRAINFITNESS, and is a London-based personal trainer and nutritional therapist.

Enjoy!

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