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N31: Dr. Donna Lopiano - No Girls Allowed

N31: Dr. Donna Lopiano - No Girls Allowed

September 28, 2022

Today we are joined by Dr. Donna Lopiano on Episode 31 of The Hawkin Podcast.

 

Dr. Lopiano is currently the President and founder of Sports Management Resources, a consulting firm that focuses on bringing the knowledge of experienced, expert former athletics directors to assist scholastic and collegiate athletics departments in solving growth and development challenges. Previously, she was the chief executive officer of the Women's Sports Foundation from 1992 to 2007 and focused on ensuring athletic departments throughout the nation were compliant with Title IX regulations. Prior to that, in 1975, Dr. Lopiano was the first Director of Women's Athletics at the University of Texas. Throughout her years in athletics, Lopiano has been a strong advocate and supporter of Title IX regulations. Living in a male-dominated field, Dr. Lopiano gives excellent insight into equality in athletics.

 

Time Stamps for Today's Episode:

 

  • 00:07 Who is Dr. Donna Lopiano?
  • 06:39 Shaping her career path
  • 09:57 Hit the ground running
  • 16:13 The evolution of the amateur athlete
  • 21:15 What does amateur really mean?
  • 27:17 The economics of college athletics
  • 34:48 The college “promise”
  • 39:23 Fair market value
  • 46:00 What’s in store for female athletics
  • 50:46 Barriers to be broken
  • 54:50 How to reach Dr. Donna Lopiano

 

If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Donna Lopiano, she can be found on LinkedIn here, or by email at donnalopiano@gmail.com.

Hawkin Dynamics is an industry leader in force plates, education, and support. Check out www.HawkinDynamics.com to learn more, or request a hassle-free quote to see what the HD System costs here.

N30: James Hanisch - From the NFL to Hawkin Dynamics

N30: James Hanisch - From the NFL to Hawkin Dynamics

September 14, 2022

Today we are joined by James Hanisch on Episode 30 of The Hawkin Podcast.

 

James is currently the Managing Director of the Hawkin Dynamics Asia-Pacific region. Previously, James held positions as Director of Performance Science with the Philadelphia Eagles, Sports Science Coordinator at the University of Oregon, as well as performance analyst with the Brisbane Lions and Adelaide Football Club. Hanisch earned his Master's Degree in High-Performance Sport from ACU (Australian Catholic University) and his Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement from the University of South Australia. James has now been a part of the Hawkin Dynamics Team for a year but has been part of the Hawkin Family for much longer, as he was a previous user of the Hawkin Dynamics Force Plates prior to becoming an employee. With knowing the business from both the user perspective as well as the internal team member perspective, James is able to share why he has been a loyal part of Hawkin Dynamics.

 

Time Stamps for Today's Episode:

 

  • 00:07 Who is James Hanisch?
  • 01:05 HD’s Australian footprint
  • 04:21 User application
  • 07:07 The Hawkin Family
  • 09:24 Customer service is the key to success
  • 14:48 Building force plates into daily practice
  • 20:10 The evolution of Force Plate Testing
  • 27:54 Accuracy, time efficiency & reliability
  • 31:43 What’s getting you fired up?
  • 35:37 Controlling the dosages of exercise
  • 39:31 Closing thoughts from James
  • 42:34 How to contact James

 

If you are interested in learning more about James Hanisch, he can be found on LinkedIn here, Instagram here, or by email at james@hawkindynamics.com.

 

Hawkin Dynamics is an industry leader in force plates, education, and support. Check out www.HawkinDynamics.com to learn more, or request a hassle-free quote to see what the HD System costs here.

N29: Jonathan Erskine - Implementing Sports Science in the Tactical Realm

N29: Jonathan Erskine - Implementing Sports Science in the Tactical Realm

August 31, 2022

Today we are joined by Jonathan Erskine on Episode 29 of The Hawkin Podcast.

Jonathan is currently a Strength & Conditioning Coach in the tactical field at Cannon Air Force Base. Previously, Erskine held positions as Strength & Conditioning Coach at REEF Systems Corp, Intern Strength Coach at The University of Alabama, and Defensive Line Coach & Strength Coach at the High School level. Jonathan received his Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance from Concordia University Chicago. He also received a Master of Science and Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Fitness Administration/Management from Troy University. Coach Erskine's move from the sports world, into the tactical world, gives him a unique view of how strength & conditioning can better benefit all those that partake. Gives this week's episode a listen to learn more...

 

Time Stamps For Today’s Episode:

 

  • 00:00:07 When Jonathan Erskine caught the iron bug
  • 00:02:15 From passion to profession
  • 00:06:23 Building the roots
  • 00:14:28 That “C’mon man” moment
  • 00:20:39 Growth & change
  • 00:25:33 Haircuts mid-episode?
  • 00:28:12 Carryover from athletics to tactical
  • 00:33:04 Implementation of sports science in the tactical setting
  • 00:43:25 Advice for young coaches coming into tactical
  • 00:53:53 Not everyone has the same means of motivation
  • 00:59:42 Creating a buy-in culture
  • 01:06:09 Moving properly before loading the body
  • 01:13:20 The transition of the tactical realm
  • 01:19:23 Jon’s contact information & podcast

 

If you are interested in learning more about Jonathan Erskine, he can be found on LinkedIn here, Instagram here, by email at jmersko@gmail.com, or listen to his new podcast, The BROKE Strength Coach.

Hawkin Dynamics is an industry leader in force plates, education, and support. Check out www.HawkinDynamics.com to learn more, or request a hassle-free quote to see what the HD System costs here.

N28: Lauren Green - Creating Athlete Buy-In

N28: Lauren Green - Creating Athlete Buy-In

August 17, 2022

Today we are joined by Lauren Green on Episode 28 of The Hawkin Podcast.

 

Lauren Green is one of the most well-rounded Sports Scientists / Strength & Conditioning coaches in the field. Lauren started his professional career with the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB), where he held positions as both Strength & Conditioning Coach, as well as the Latin American Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. After spending time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Green became the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Brooklyn Nets (NBA). Then moving out of the professional sports realm and into the Division 1 Collegiate level, Green held positions as the Director of Sports Science at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and the Director of Athletic Performance with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Men's Basketball program. Lauren has worn multiple hats throughout his career, thus making his experiences and expertise something you won't want to miss hearing about.

 

Time Stamps for Today's Episode:

  • 00:00:07 Who is Lauren Green?
  • 00:05:33 Where Lauren’s road map started
  • 00:12:59 From High School to Professionals
  • 00:13:52 Utilizing your time effectively
  • 00:18:02 Simplicity to perfection
  • 00:29:44 Risk to reward
  • 00:34:15 Creating your own solutions
  • 00:44:19 Obtaining the best data
  • 00:47:17 Athlete development
  • 00:54:17 Setting expectations
  • 01:08:16 Athlete buy-in
  • 01:16:31 Visions of the future
  • 01:29:01 Closing remarks
  • 01:30:00 Lauren Green’s contact info

 

If you are interested in learning more about Lauren Green, he can be found on LinkedIn here, Instagram here, Twitter here, or by his email at green.lauren86@gmail.com.

Hawkin Dynamics is an industry leader in force plates, education, and support. Check out www.HawkinDynamics.com to learn more, or request a hassle-free quote to see what the HD system costs here.

N27: Dr. William Kraemer - History of the Husker

N27: Dr. William Kraemer - History of the Husker

August 3, 2022

Today we are joined by Dr. William Kraemer on Episode 27 of The Hawkin Podcast.

 

Dr. Kraemer is ranked the number 1 sports scientist in the field, he also established himself as one of the Google Scholars, ranking in the top 0.5 to 1% in his field. Previously he has held full professorships at The Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Ball State University, and the University of Connecticut along with appointments at their medical schools. Prior to his scientific career, he was a teacher and coach of football, wrestling, and strength coaching in athletics at the secondary and college levels.  Dr. Kraemer has published 12 books, over 500 peer-reviewed papers in the scientific literature, and over 100 chapters along and a multitude of other educational publications. Additionally, he was a commissioned officer in the United States Army working in the Exercise Physiology Division at the U.S. Army’s Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick Massachusetts. With a wide variety of experiences, Dr. Kraemer is able to give our listeners some excellent takeaways from this episode.

 

Time Stamps for Today's Episode:

  • 00:07 Introduction to today’s episode
  • 02:12 Who is Dr. William Kraemer?
  • 03:50 The beginning of the Husker
  • 06:16 Specified conditioning
  • 10:20 Finding the balance between upper limits & recovery
  • 18:30 Is the Husker program right for you?
  • 20:28 Psychologically strenuous
  • 24:29 Flexible programming & recovery
  • 36:28 How force plates can play a role in programming
  • 39:50 Acute inventory during workouts
  • 45:30 Everybody plays a role
  • 54:10 Closing advice from Dr. Kraemer
  • 58:52 Episode outro

 

If you are interested in learning more about Dr. William Kraemer, he can be found on LinkedIn here.

 

Hawkin Dynamics is an industry leader in force plates, education, and support. Check out www.HawkinDynamics.com to learn more, or request a hassle-free quote to see what the HD system costs here.

N26: Adam Petway - Asking The Question First

N26: Adam Petway - Asking The Question First

July 20, 2022

Today we are joined by Adam Petway on Episode 26 of The Hawkin Podcast.

Adam is currently the Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Louisville Men's Basketball. Previously, Adam has held positions as Horizontal Jumps Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Director of Athletic Performance for the Washington Wizards, Lead Biomechanist, Strength & Conditioning for the Philadelphia 76ers, and Director of Strength & Conditioning with the University of Arkansas Basketball Program. Adam received his Ph.D. from (UCAM) Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia and his MBA from Universidad Europea. With a passion for athlete progression, Adam Petway gives some good advice to others in the field of S&C.

Timestamps of Today's Episode:

 

  • 00:08 Introduction to today's episode
  • 00:27 Who is Adam Petway?
  • 04:19 God Given vs Data Driven
  • 11:48 Player Development
  • 14:44 Neuromuscular and Kinetic Profiling
  • 18:00 Force Plate Testing Frequency
  • 21:43 The Importance of Data Integrity
  • 23:09 NBA Setting to Track & Field
  • 30:20 Productivity Metrics vs Strategy Metrics
  • 33:28 Top Tier Metrics
  • 37:33 Asking the Question First
  • 42:25 Using Data to its Full Potential
  • 45:45 5-Year Forecast of the Industry
  • 48:00 Adam’s Advice to His Younger Self
  • 50:29 Adam Petway’s Contact Information

 

If you are interested in learning more about Adam Petway, he can be found on LinkedIn here or by email at adampetway@gmail.com.

Hawkin Dynamics is an industry leader in force plates, education, and support. Check out www.HawkinDynamics.com to learn more, or  request a hassle-free quote to see what the HD System costs here.

N25: Paul Smith - Medical Application & Athletic Training

N25: Paul Smith - Medical Application & Athletic Training

July 6, 2022

Today we are joined by Paul Smith on Episode 25 of The Hawkin Podcast.

Paul is currently the Assistant Director of Medical Services & Assistant Head Football Athletic Trainer at the University of Arizona. Previously, Paul has held the responsibilities of Director of Athletic Training for Boise State University Football and Associate Head Athletic Trainer/Head Football Athletic Trainer at Yale University. Paul received his Master of Kinesiology from Boise State University in Boise, ID, and Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Boston University in Boston, MA. With a goal of bridging the gap between medicine and performance, Paul's take on Athletic Training is one you'll want to listen to.

 

Timestamps of Today's Episode:

  • 00:00:08 Intro to today's episode
  • 00:01:06 Paul Smith’s path into the world to athletic training
  • 00:06:37 What are the demands of athletic training?
  • 00:16:45 The importance of performance training
  • 00:21:23 The balance of humble and hungry
  • 00:29:07 Paul Smith’s incredible injury report
  • 00:39:10 ACL milestones
  • 00:49:54 Nurturing athletes
  • 00:54:50 Defining cautiously aggressive
  • 00:58:04 Athletes differ, recoveries differ
  • 01:07:02 Teachings to the next generation of athletic trainers
  • 01:18:41 Paul’s work-life balance
  • 01:22:36 Paul Smith’s socials and contact info

If you are interested in learning more about Paul Smith, he can be found on LinkedIn here or Twitter here.

Hawkin Dynamics is an industry leader in force plates, education, and support. Check out www.HawkinDynamics.com to learn more, or request a hassle-free quote to see what the HD System costs here.

 

N24: Wes Barnett, Part 2 - You are what you eat… and can absorb

N24: Wes Barnett, Part 2 - You are what you eat… and can absorb

June 22, 2022

Today we are joined, once again, by Wes Barnett on Episode 24 of The Hawkin Podcast.

Wes is currently the VP of Business Development at Thorne Healthtech, a leader in developing the world’s most innovative solutions for a personalized approach to health and well-being. Wes was previously the Director of International Games for the US Olympic Committee, as well as their Director of Sports Performance. Prior to working with the US Olympic Committee, Wes was an athlete that competed in two Olympic Games (1992 & 1996). He also competed in the Pan Am Games, winning Bronze in 1999, Silver in 1991, and bringing home the Gold medal in 1995.

 

Timestamps of Today's Episode:

  • 00:10 Wes Barnett, Part 2 Intro
  • 00:48 How Wes ended up at Thorne
  • 06:44 What is NSF?
  • 09:51 Thorne’s footprint
  • 16:54 The evolution of Thorne supplements
  • 24:39 A new alternative to capsules
  • 26:29 Testing made easy
  • 29:58 Quality is the name of the game
  • 33:11 You are what you eat… and can absorb
  • 41:34 Sport line of products
  • 48:45 How to contact Wes Barnett

If you are interested in learning more about Wes Barnett, he can be found on LinkedIn here or Email Performance@thorne.com.

Hawkin Dynamics is an industry leader in force plates, education, and support. Check out www.HawkinDynamics.com to learn more, or request a hassle-free quote to see what the HD System costs here.

N23: Wes Barnett - Olympic Athlete to VP at Thorne Healthtech

N23: Wes Barnett - Olympic Athlete to VP at Thorne Healthtech

June 1, 2022

Today we are joined by Wes Barnett on Episode 23 of The Hawkin Podcast.

 

Wes is currently the VP of Business Development at Thorne Healthtech, a leader in developing the world’s most innovative solutions for a personalized approach to health and well-being. Wes was previously the Director of International Games for the US Olympic Committee, as well as their Director of Sports Performance. Prior to working with the US Olympic Committee, Wes was an athlete that competed in two Olympic Games (1992 & 1996). He also competed in the Pan Am Games, winning Bronze in 1999, Silver in 1991, and bringing home the Gold medal in 1995.

 

Timestamps of Today's Episode:

  • 00:06 Intro to today's episode
  • 01:31 How Wes Barnett caught the iron bug
  • 06:02 The evolution of weight lifting
  • 19:05 The role of Olympic lifting in performance
  • 35:53 Transferring personal lessons to a professional setting
  • 40:34 Wes Barnett’s impact as a leader
  • 46:35 Alignment in your goals 
  • 52:12 Human Performance is a key to success
  • 59:40 Outro to Wes Barnett, Part 1

If you are interested in learning more about Wes Barnett, he can be found on LinkedIn here.

Hawkin Dynamics is an industry leader in force plates, education, and support. Check out www.HawkinDynamics.com to learn more, or request a hassle-free quote to see what the HD System costs here.

N22: Dr. Kevin McGinniss - 40+ Years of Life Lessons Through Athletics

N22: Dr. Kevin McGinniss - 40+ Years of Life Lessons Through Athletics

May 20, 2022

Today we are joined by Dr. Kevin McGinniss on Episode 22 of The Hawkin Podcast.

 

Dr. McGinniss is currently an Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator, and Director of Sport Management at Southern Connecticut State University.  His previous responsibilities include President & CEO of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), while also holding positions as Director of Athletics for the University of Rhode Island (URI), Mercy College, Quinnipiac University, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and Lehman College over a 21-year span. With more than 40 years of professional experience as an educator, author, coach, and athletic administrator, Dr. McGinniss is able to give insight on how to grow within the field. While also enlightening us on his experiences throughout his career and lending advice to the younger generation of professionals emerging into the ever-changing world of athletics.

 

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 00:00:06 Introduction to today's episode
  • 00:00:30 Who is Dr. Kevin McGinniss?
  • 00:05:11 The state of performance
  • 00:15:30 What does the changing path of success look like?
  • 00:20:46 The future of the performance field
  • 00:25:32 The advantage of being a people person
  • 00:28:30 Life lessons learned through sports
  • 00:35:38 How technology has shaped the physical culture of athletics
  • 00:38:25 What is an emotional bank account?
  • 00:41:10 It is okay to make mistakes
  • 00:43:50 The importance of opportunity
  • 00:46:38 Dr. Kevin McGinniss's contact info

If you are interested in learning more about Dr. McGinniss, he can be found on LinkedIn here, and reached by email at kmcginniss1@southernct.edu.

Hawkin Dynamics is an industry leader in force plates, education, and support. Check out www.HawkinDynamics.com to learn more, or request a hassle-free quote to see what the HD System costs here.

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