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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.

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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.

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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.

N21: Teofe Ziemnicki - Guru of Building a Data-Driven Training Program

N21: Teofe Ziemnicki - Guru of Building a Data-Driven Training Program

May 6, 2022

Today we are joined by Teofe Ziemnicki on Episode 21 of The Hawkin Podcast.

 

Teofe is currently the Head of Sports Science at Teambuildr, the leading software for strength and conditioning coaches. He has previously worked as the Director of Sports Science and Analytics / Assistant Strength Coach at Yale University where he was responsible for tracking progression among athletes. Additionally working as the Head Strength Coach for 6 varsity teams at the university, as well as the Sports Performance Assistant with the football team. Teofe obtained his Master’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Health and Physical Education/Fitness. Teofe’s research is focused on innovating the process in which strength and conditioning coaches are able to break down data and easily implement it into workout plans to help athletes reach their highest potential.

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 00:00:06 Who is Teofe Ziemnicki?
  • 00:05:47 How to apply data to S&C
  • 00:15:07 Presenting data that is easy to consume
  • 00:21:15 Explaining what the slicer (Excel/Google Sheets) is
  • 00:27:34 What is the recruiting calculator?
  • 00:32:15 How does data analysis help recruiting?
  • 00:38:51 Knowing the context behind the numbers
  • 00:45:32 What is the prototyping profile report?
  • 00:50:47 How to attain athlete buy-in
  • 00:59:41 What is a training program auditor?
  • 01:08:18 Lifting key - AKA a readiness score
  • 01:19:57 How has data changed Teofe as a coach?
  • 01:21:56 Transition from College setting (Yale) to the private sector (Teambuildr)
  • 01:28:33 Teofe contact & socials

If you are interested in learning more about Teofe, he can be found on LinkedIn here, and on Instagram 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.

N20: Guy Hornsby - The Paradigm of S&C and Sport Science

N20: Guy Hornsby - The Paradigm of S&C and Sport Science

April 29, 2022

We are joined in Episode 20 of The Hawkin Podcast by Guy Hornsby.

 

Guy Hornsby is currently the Assistant Professor of Coaching and Performance Science and is also the Head Coach of West Virginia Weightlifting for WVU. He graduated from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) with his Ph.D. in Sports Physiology & Performance. Additional responsibilities include Coaching Science Coordinator at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, Human Performance Innovation Center, and West Virginia State Director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. With a Ph.D. in Sports Physiology and Performance, Dr. Hornsby’s research is centered around optimizing the training process for strength power-based athletes.

 

Time Stamps for this episode:

  • 0:10 Introduction to today's episode
  • 0:52 Who is Guy Hornsby?
  • 5:36 How technology & data is affecting strength & conditioning
  • 14:08 Developing Athletes
  • 26:40 Over Training and Physical Over Reaching
  • 28:22 Relative VS Absolute Intensity
  • 34:59 Force Plate Data in a team setting
  • 45:40 Can monitoring athletes become dangerous?
  • 49:44 Importance of Athlete Buy-In
  • 50:58 Proper Set-Up of an isometric Mid Thigh Pull
  • 1:00:39 Paradigm of Strength & Conditioning
  • 1:11:42 Consistency from the start
  • 1:16:22 How can science adapt to the new evolution of quick turnover in strength & conditioning
  • 1:22:24 Gaining Respect from a Sports Coach as a Sports Scientist
  • 1:41:19 Guy Hornsby outro

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

N19: Trey Hall - Director of Football Strength and Conditioning University of Maine

N19: Trey Hall - Director of Football Strength and Conditioning University of Maine

April 6, 2022

Trey Hall is the head football sports performance coach. Hall joined the Black Bears after spending a season as the assistant football strength and conditioning coach at Yale University. While with the Bulldogs, he played a key role in conducting weight room and on-field warm-ups while advancing Yale Athletics to the next level through the utilization of leading sports science technology.  Prior to his stint at Yale, he served as a strength and conditioning assistant at Delaware State University where he worked primarily with women's soccer, women's tennis, women's golf, women's equestrian while assisting with the men's and women's basketball programs and the football team.  Hall also developed key knowledge in the field through internships at Yale, Gannon University, and Edinboro University where he worked with former Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins strength and conditioning coach, Ryan Grove.

 

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N18: James Mcfarland - High School Strength Coach of the Year

N18: James Mcfarland - High School Strength Coach of the Year

March 30, 2022

James McFarland is a Teacher of Health and Physical Education and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Hillsborough High School, NJ. He was the National High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year 2018, and Hillsborough High Schools Teacher of the Year in 2008. Jim has been responsible for the health and physical education planning and implementation of Hillsborough High School’s Strength and Conditioning Program since he began in 1997. In 1999 he was given the charge of coordinating the year round afterschool strength and conditioning program for students in grades 9-12, and given permission to begin the intermediate school and middle school year-round co-curricular programs. While continuing these programs, James has been involved with 8 collaborative research studies in youth exercise science with The College of New Jersey and has over 20 published works. He has been a speaker for the NSCA since his start as a certified strength and conditioning specialist in 2001, and has been an adjunct professor for The College of New Jersey’s practical exercise science course for 4 years. His practical experience is fortified with his USAW Senior Level Certification, and extensive experience in youth competitive Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting. James holds in high regard his professional relationship with Yale Strength and conditioning for football, lacrosse, field hockey and soccer, as well as the New Balance sponsored Northeast Kingdom Running Camp. Twitter: @Raider_SC

 

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N17: Pat Dixon - Director of Applied Sports Science at Momentous

N17: Pat Dixon - Director of Applied Sports Science at Momentous

March 23, 2022
 
Dixon began his career in exercise science at the University of Connecticut while pursuing a Master’s Degree and also working in athletics as a strength and conditioning coach. Previous publications, online and in print, have focused on athlete development with a focus on improving power production and performance. He spent 18 years working with college athletes at UConn, Cal-Berkeley, St John’s University and Loyola Marymount University with a focus on improving performance and decreasing the incidence of injury. While working with athletes, Dixon’s efforts helped shape multiple NCAA tournament appearances and Sweet Sixteen finishes in Women’s Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball.

While coaching, Dixon was a consultant and advisor to multiple biotechnology companies (Fitgenetix, Dyve Biosciences, Masimo Medical Technology). Efforts focused on developing products that better support physiological development and improve objective feedback leading to more efficient training protocols. Since leaving collegiate athletics, his work with Momentous has been focused on improving adaptation to training through nutrient intervention, specifically focused on bioavailability and timing of nutrient administration. 

 
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