Join Anthony Kjenstad, the founder of Athletic Recovery and Performance, in creating awareness of technologies and products developed for athletes to reach their optimal performance. Listen in as Anthony gets to work with coaches, trainers, sports scientists, physicians and the elite athletes themselves. He dives into what helps them perform at a high level and divulge some secrets to their craft, while also focusing on learning more of how the technologies can also help them.
Dr. Meeta Singh-PRO Sports need a wake up call!
🎧 New podcast episode 16 Dr. Meeta Singh
Dr. Singh is the Medical Director for the Sleep Disorders Center at Henry Ford Medical Center – Columbus in Novi and Henry Ford Medical Center – New Center One in Detroit. She is also part of Henry Ford’s Sports Medicine team and advises teams in the four professional sports leagues: Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League. She led a study titled “Urgent Wake Up Call for the NBA” published this month in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine that focuses on sleep-related issues and the detrimental effects on athletic performance and health of players, coaches and management caused by the NBA season travel.
Research also shows that 65% of student athletes who get less than 8 hours of sleep suffered sports-related injuries, a rate that this is more than 50% higher than for those teen athletes getting more than 8 hours of sleep.
These helpful tips from Dr. Singh can guide student athletes toward building healthier sleep habits and getting the right amount of sleep:
Limit caffeine. Caffeine is a popular ingredient in many pre-workout drinks, and many athletes choose to use it for an energy boost. However, having caffeine late in the day may make falling asleep and staying asleep difficult. Athletes should try logging their intake to determine what time to stop consuming and how much is okay to consume.Maintain a regular sleep schedule.The body has an internal clock that’s largely affected by environment. Going to bed and waking up at approximately the same time each day can add a natural rhythm to the body’s internal clock, which can cause people to feel more awake during the day and fall asleep easily at night.Workout early.Often, working out later in the day gives people a burst of energy that can keep them up late into the night. For example, exercising after 9 p.m. can boost body temperature, making sleep difficult. However, research shows morning workouts can help achieve deeper sleep, and working out in the afternoon can help reduce insomnia.Nothing can keep one up at night like a buzzing smartphone. Additionally, the blue light a phone emits may slow the production of melatonin, making sleep difficult. Advise your child to leave electronics out of reach while they’re sleeping. And as an added bonus, if their phone is their alarm, it will force them out of bed in the mornings.Focus on breathing.Focusing on breath can help steady heart rate and relax the body. A popular breathing technique is the 4-7-8 exercise, in which one inhales through the nose for four seconds, holds their breath for seven, and exhales for eight.Keep it dark, cool and quiet.Having the right environment is an important part of falling asleep… and staying asleep.Also big thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/sports_and_athletic_performance_podcasts/ for naming the podcast one of the Top 40 podcasts in our Genre!
Dr. Meeta Singh
Website https: https://meetasinghmd.com/
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Healing in a bottle- Why Not Neosporin with CEO Justin Gardner of BLDG Active
Why Not Neosporin?
Doesn’t Kill Complex Bacteria and might Spread it
Allergic Reaction—10 % of the time. Very harmful to healing wounds
Innate to your immune system
More Powerful Anti-microbial
6 log reduction(stronger)
Added benefit to response to your immune system
Killing Bad bacterial but not killing good bacteria
Speed Healing and also reduce infection rates
“Your white blood cells in a bottle”
No sterile Indication but future final rinse
In my Opinion after diving into the technology BLDG Active has become, atleast in my house, the WD40 or Windex of Skin Repair and it also Kills Viruses
This is going to sound like a commercial for BLDG Active but its really an awareness to a product that goes from medical application to an OTC in the training room.
BLDG Active has a similar story to the firefly™ so I thought I would take the time to interview Jason about the science of the product, how it is used clinically in the hospital and outpatient space and then how this same technology can be made available to you and I in an OTC application.
If you don't know the journey of many technologies used in the training room for Performance many times they started in the clinical side. The Onpulse technology in the firefly™ was initially developed to prevent blood clots and reduce post injury/surgical swelling. It found its way into the training room for recovery as well as other applications that work for athletes. Active BLGD’s founder Jason was another one of these people that saw the clinical application and pushed in into the consumer space.
It all started with Surfing/Active Outdoor Lifestyle. Reef Cuts are a serious thing and avid surfers who get the opportunity to travel into those spaces they take a big pack to fight off cuts, wounds, bugs and the elements. Blood flow comes in different ways and enhancing and helps with the healing process. In lieu of blood flow in the wound care space other precautions have to be made and this is where the healing properties of Active BLDG can really help.
How does it work? By harnessing the power of the Hypoclorus Molecule. Its an anti-microbial but also helps to down regulate the inflammatory process. A non toxic approach to wound care. No Cytotoxicity.
Top 5 Use Cases/Home/Training Room
Covid-Kills Viruses Fast Tracked!
2nd fittest male on the planet-CrossFit® athlete Sam Kwant
🎧 New podcast episode 14 Sam Kwant
Sam Kwant just finished the 2020 CrossFit® Games where he finished 2nd place behind Matt Fraser which we feel makes him the 2nd fittest male on the planet!
In this episode Sam Kwant walks us through the process of qualifying for the games in the 2020 year and how the experience was based on the past years. With part of the qualifying portion taking place at your home gym and the finals bring held in CA with the top 5 women and Men competing for the title!
Sam was an unknown In the CrossFit® community when he made the games In 2016 as the youngest athlete. In 2017 he came back and finished 20th. After sustaining a knee injury in 2018 and taking the year off to rehab he came back even stronger In 2019 where he finished in 13th place.
A lot of people may have ben overlooking Sam in 2020 but he cam roaring back to finish in 2nd place!
What a day in the life of a CrossFit® athlete? Well Its a lot of gym time and a full time commitment! 10am too 1pm...home for some recovery time and nutrition and back to the gym from 3pm to 6pm is an average day as his training for the games escalates.
We have heard many elite athletes say it but Sam lives it when it comes to recovery and attributes his commitment to recovery is 50% of the reason for his success!
CrossFit® is a family affair working mostly out of Sams family training facility where Dad and brother are involved.
How much is recovery a part of his total routine or is it being played up by industry?
Sam says its 50% gym 50% recovery and considers it a huge part of huge injury prevention for him. firefly™ has been specifically great for him especially for his knees.
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Alfie Mansfield from TRACKSTAA interviews me about the firefly™!
🎧 Podcast episode #13 The Interviewer becomes the Interviewee!
Trackstaa was the brainchild of Alfie Manthorpe and Rory Leonard. They saw an unmet need in the track and field space and they are aiming to improve the performance and exposure of runners 🏃🏻♂️ Alfie came off a recent Injury and was just Introduced to the firefly™ so we connected and he actually Interviewed me for his podcast.
They have the goal to accelerate the growth of the sport, as well as increase the exposure of athletes, who we know do not get enough attention.
They are both predominantly 5000m runners, but are invested in any distance/event within the sport.
Trackstaa was originally founded in August 2019, but the actual direction of our “business” was fully decided around April 2020. They are currently starting to produce more original content, as well as sharing other peoples content, on our pages Trackstaa & Trackstaa News. On the original content side of things, They currently produce 2-3 podcasts a week with elite athletes and aim to release at least 1 youtube video a week.
They can be found on Instagram @trackstaa and their website is https://trackstaa.com/performance/
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Steve Tashjian-US Men's National Team Head Performance Specialist
🎧 Podcast episode #13 Iron sharpens Iron
Steve Tashjian is the US Men’s National soccer team Head Performance Specialist. Steve started his career as a Physical Therapist and S & C coach in Pasadena. Steve had some early connections with the LA Galaxy with early mentor Jim Listin(@jimlistonfc) who is the co-founder of CATZ physical therapy and now the Director of Sports Science with Toronto FC which lead him down a path where he now finds himself with the US National Team.
Steve has a unique journey who is one of the few, if not only, Head of Performance in the US who also has journeyed through Europe as Head of Sports Science with Everton Football Club from 2009-2014.
In 2014 Steve came back to the Columbus Crew to work under coach Gregg Berhalter and when Gregg was hired to coach the National Team Steve also joined his team. The U.S. Men’s National Team learned its schedule for the Final Round of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying following the official draw at FIFA House in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday. The USMNT will open its 14-game Final Round World Cup Qualifying slate in June 2021 away to an undetermined opponent.
This podcast takes us through Steve’s journey and how he has developed the philosophies he has today as he helps the team prepare for the 2021 qualifying matches. We also go into detail on the challenges he and his team have collaborating with players and other clubs where these players spend most of their time training. Lastly, we talk about the upsides of the Covid pandemic and how it has allowed his team to become better partners with these clubs and athletes as they launch a completely updated communication and data sharing system. If you are a soccer geek this podcast is for you!
Steve’s Twitter @ussoccer_mnt
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Brad Godbold- Director of S&C at NY University
🎧 Podcast episode #11
Brad is the Director of Strength and Conditions for all of NYU’s 22 sports teams.
His journey from being in the military to being a head collegiate strength coach was an interesting fast track compared to most peoples journey.
In this podcast we cover Brad’s journey along with:
Mentorship and how important this is early in your career Programming during Quarantine Balancing Performance Programming based off of what every other strength and conditioning coach is doing. Communication between athletic training staff and performance staff is Key = Enterprise information System The many roles of a strength and conditioning coach and how it has changed over the past 5 years “Don’t try to be anyone but yourself” S&C focus and the role they play in recovery and injury prevention. Technologies being used by NYU and what new technologies are being looked at. Who is responsible for implementing new technologies and recovery devices like the firefly™ Advice for anyone looking for a career in strength and conditioning. You can find Brad on his instagram: Instagram: @_brad_godbold
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Key takeaways I received!
Youth sports needs more of a focus on recovery
MLB and NHL have different cultures that may effect recovery
Misconception that you can’t see an Ortho that takes care of elite teams!