State of the Industry Podcast

State of the Industry Podcast presented by KP Movement Education

The State of the Industry Podcast brings together the fitness industry's top innovators and influencers to discuss emerging trends in movement (state-of-the-art technologies, advanced movement/training techniques, performance nutrition, future trends, etc.). The problem for most is not information overload, it is filter failure, so we ask the questions most never knew to ask, providing practical information listeners can apply right away. Hosted by Adam Jongsma, R.Kin, M.Sc., CSCS read less
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Episodes

Ep 44 - Ian O'Dwyer Talks Games, Trains, and Philosophies (Part 1)
29-03-2021
Ep 44 - Ian O'Dwyer Talks Games, Trains, and Philosophies (Part 1)
Welcome back to the State of the Industry Podcast. It is so great to be back from my short recording hiatus. My wife and I recently got a new puppy, so I have taken charge of puppy training and it has proven to be a full-time job. Anyone who has ever had a puppy before knows what I’m talking about. But we’re back this week with a doozy of an episode. I have an old friend from the great land of Oz joining me for the next two weeks, Ian O’Dwyer. I met Ian when I was over at the FILEX conference in Sydney several years ago. It was evident from the start that he thought about movement in an unconventional way. He has a unique perspective on how the body moves and how different types of tissues interact during movement. Ian is the director and founder of OD on Movement, a company with a passion for empowering clients to move and feel better. He is also a co-founder of SOMA (self-osteo myofascial application) along with his good friend and colleague, Rodney Corn. SOMA provides education to help trainers and health professionals around the world help clients move, feel, and live better by enhancing the quality and performance of all the body tissues. In his journey, he has delivered over 500 workshops at some of the top fitness facilities and conferences around the world. During these next two episodes, Ian shares his thoughts on how to create better relationships with clients through empowerment, how to look at the human being and not just the human body when training, as well as how to utilize play in training to optimize outcomes. Open your brain tank, and I’ll see you on the other side.
Ep 42 - Josh Henkin Talks Context and Intent in Training and Programming (Part 1)
22-02-2021
Ep 42 - Josh Henkin Talks Context and Intent in Training and Programming (Part 1)
This week we have Josh Henkin, the founder and co-creator of Ultimate Sandbag Training joining the podcast. Josh is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry working with athletes from the NBA, NHL, and NFL, as well as high school athletes and weekend warriors. His innovative Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT) system provides a systematic approach to improving human performance. He has a great passion for teaching, which has allowed him present in more than 13 countries at some of the top fitness conferences in the world. He has also written hundreds of articles for various publications, such as Men’s Health, T-Nation and Bodybuilding.com on the topics of functional based training and performance enhancement. He is highly sought after for his innovative functional training concepts that combine current science and real-world application. His work has led him to consult with the U.S. Marines and top performance/fitness facilities. Our conversation over the next two episodes discusses the importance of understanding context and intent when it comes to training and the use of specific tools, the 7 basic foundational patterns, how he looks at progressing exercises and movements, force production versus force absorption, and some key programming principles every coach and trainer should know. If you haven’t checked out the DVRT system or how sandbag training can be used within training, I highly suggest you check it out. Not let’s dive right in.
Ep 39 - Jim LaValle Talks Tracking Blood Chemistry to Optimize Health, Metabolism, and Performance (Part 1)
01-02-2021
Ep 39 - Jim LaValle Talks Tracking Blood Chemistry to Optimize Health, Metabolism, and Performance (Part 1)
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 33 - Mike Potenza Talks Evaluating and Tracking Athletes to Optimize Adaptations and Performance (Part 1)
14-12-2020
Ep 33 - Mike Potenza Talks Evaluating and Tracking Athletes to Optimize Adaptations and Performance (Part 1)
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 31 - Nick Winkelman Talks Understanding the Language of Coaching to Optimize Motor Learning (Part 1)
30-11-2020
Ep 31 - Nick Winkelman Talks Understanding the Language of Coaching to Optimize Motor Learning (Part 1)
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.