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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, or listen to his new podcast, The BROKE Strength Coach.

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