The Hockey Strength Podcast
From Group Fitness to the NHL with Joel Jackson

From Group Fitness to the NHL with Joel Jackson

January 13, 2022

On this episode of the Hockey Strength Podcast David and Mike are joined by Edmonton Oilers assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Joel Jackson. 

 

During this episode:

- How Joel got his start in the fitness industry. 

- His experience as a college Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

- The transition from college to the NHL. 

- Some of the new equipment that he has access to since joining the Oilers.

- Advice for young professionals in the industry. 

- His thoughts on the recent Machine Gun Kelly album and the current state of punk music (very important). 

 

You can find links to everything discussed at the official website of SCAPH prohockeystrength.com

The Path of an NHL Strength Coach with Mike Potenza

The Path of an NHL Strength Coach with Mike Potenza

September 29, 2021

For episode #1 of the 2021-2022 hockey season, David Rosales interviews SCAPH president, co-host (normally) of the podcast, and Director of Strength and Conditioning of the San Jose Sharks, Mike Potenza.

 

David and Mike take this conversation in a free-ranging, meandering fashion and touch on...

- What it takes to become an NHL strength coach

- Mike's biggest educational experiences

- The moment he knew he wanted to pursue the S&C field

- How he continually improves as a coach 

- Advice to young coaches

...and more.

 

You can find links to everything discussed at the official website of SCAPH, prohockeystrength.com

Old School Training with Peter Renzetti

Old School Training with Peter Renzetti

July 12, 2021

On episode #111 of the Hockey Strength Podcast Peter "Renzo" Renzetti joins the show. Coach Renzo, a self-proclaimed “old-school” coach, is a 40-year strength and conditioning veteran. He was the long-time strength coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Renzo currently serves teams and athletes who seek him out in the Toronto area.

We discuss...

What he's learned from everyone from Louie Simmons to Pavel Datsyuk.

The "5-10-5 Rule" for coaching teams

The importance of strength and his overarching philosophy

His periodization plan for hockey... and much more.

 

You can find links to everything discussed at the official website of SCAPH, prohockeystrength.com

Should Hockey Players Learn How to Run with Rich Hesketh

Should Hockey Players Learn How to Run with Rich Hesketh

June 22, 2021

On episode #110 of the Hockey Strength Podcast and episode #12 of the SCAPH Alumni Series, Rich Hesketh joins the show. 

Rich served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Calgary Flames for 19 seasons from 1995-2014. Before that he was on the Canadian National Track and Field team. He was the 1988 Canadian Decathlon Champion and 4-time indoor combined events national Champion. He also coached track and field for 17 years with the University of Calgary Dinos and the Calgary Spartans Track & Field Club. Rich was a consultant for NIKE Hockey Conditioning programs for 6 years currently contributes to hockey training projects for Under Armour. Currently he’s the athletic development coach for the University of Calgary Dinos men’s and women’s basketball.

In this episode we discuss:

How his track background helped Rich as an S&C coach...

The crucial offseason thought exercise for S&C coaches....

How he came to work with Nike (hint: Jerome Iginla had something to do with it).

Rich's website: richhesketh.com

Rich on Instagram: rich.hesketh

Rich on Twitter: @richhesketh

Links to show notes and more at prohockeystrength.com

The Coordinator Episode with Mike Bahn

The Coordinator Episode with Mike Bahn

June 5, 2021

On episode #109 of the Hockey Strength Podcast, and episode #11 of the SCAPH Alumni Series, Mike Bahn joins the show to chat with Mike Potenza and David Rosales.

Now working as a consultant in the private sector to various teams and organizations, Mike Bahn is a strength and conditioning coach with experience across multiple sports. Most recently, Mike worked as the strength and conditioning coordinator for US Ski and Snowboard, leading a team of coaches at USSA’s Center of Excellence training facility. Prior to the USSA, he spent seven years at the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes where he was also the strength and conditioning coordinator. He has also worked as the minor league strength and conditioning coordinator for MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks.

 

You can find Mike on his website, HMMR Media, Twitter (@MikeBahn), and LinkedIn.

 

Read the full show notes to this episode at the official website of SCAPH, prohockeystrength.com 

 

Winning in the Playoffs and Working with Special Forces with Paul Goldberg

Winning in the Playoffs and Working with Special Forces with Paul Goldberg

May 27, 2021

On episode #108 of the Hockey Strength Podcast and episode #10 of the SCAPH Alumni Series, Mike Potenza and David Rosales are joined by Paul Goldberg.

Paul currently serves as the human performance program coordinator for the 10th Special Forces Groups (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colorado. In addition to a strength and conditioning coach, he is also a registered dietician.

Prior to the US Army, he was the strength and conditioning coach of the Colorado Avalanche from 1999 until the late 2000s, winning a Stanley Cup in 2001.

In this episode, we discuss his time in Colorado, what it takes to win in the playoffs, how his dietician background has served him well in many jobs, and more.

You can find links to everything discussed and show notes at the official website of SCAPH, prohockeystrength.com

Scott Livingston on Continuing Education, Astrology (yes, astrology), And Leaving Your Mark

Scott Livingston on Continuing Education, Astrology (yes, astrology), And Leaving Your Mark

May 19, 2021

On episode #107 of the Hockey Strength Podcast and episode #9 of the SCAPH Alumni series, Scotty Livingston joins the show to talk with Mike Potenza and David Rosales.

 

Scott is the co-founder/owner of Reconditioning HQ, a company encompassing continuing education courses, live events, a mastermind community, and a popular podcast, the Leave Your Mark Podcast. 

From 1998-2009, he worked in the National Hockey League as a strength and conditioning coach/athletic trainer (therapist) with the New York Islanders, New York Rangers, and Montreal Canadiens.

 

Scott's website: Reconditioning HQ

Scott on Twitter: @builtbyscott

Scott on Instagram: @kingopain

You can find show notes to everything discussed at the official website of SCAPH, prohockeystrength.com

Recovery and Hydration Masterclass with Doug McKenney

Recovery and Hydration Masterclass with Doug McKenney

May 10, 2021

On episode #106 of the Hockey Strength Podcast and episode #8 of the SCAPH Alumni Series, Mike Potenza and David Rosales are joined by Doug McKenney.

 

Coach McKenney has been with the Indianapolis Colts (NFL) since 2018 where he currently serves in an applied sports science/conditioning role.

He's the founding coach of CoachMePlus, an athlete monitoring system.

Prior to that, McKenney had a 25+ year career as an NHL strength coach between the Buffalo Sabres (1995-2015), Hartford Whalers (1989-95), and the Pittsburgh Penguins (1985-1989).

 

In this episode, Doug shares stories from his early days in the NHL. Along the journey of NHL stories, he provides a masterclass in understanding recovery and the steps strength and conditioning coaches can take to support athletes in optimizing their recovery, from heart rate and HRV, to daily weigh-ins for hydration and more.

 

For all show notes, head over to the official website of SCAPH, prohockeystrength.com

Developing Culture in The Private Sector with Matt Nichol

Developing Culture in The Private Sector with Matt Nichol

April 21, 2021

On episode #105 of the Hockey Strength Podcast and episode #7 of the SCAPH Alumni Series, Mike Potenza and David Rosales interview Matt Nichol

 

Matt is the owner of Paragenix Systems Inc, the Director of Player Health and Performance with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, founder of Biosteel sports, and more.

 

In this episode, we discuss Matt's varying influences from nutrition, to powerlifting, to football, and how all those different perspectives contributed to his development as a coach. We spend a lot of time focusing on Matt's offseason hockey training group and how over the years he's built a powerful culture into it that keeps players coming back. Finally we touch on generalization vs specialization, advice for young coaches, and the controversial role of internships. 

 

You can find links to everything discussed and shows at the official website of SCAPH, prohockeystrength.com

Mike Boyle on Communication, Coaching, and How to Keep Getting Better

Mike Boyle on Communication, Coaching, and How to Keep Getting Better

April 12, 2021

On episode #104 of the Hockey Strength Podcast and episode #6 of the SCAPH Alumni Series, Mike Potenza and David Rosales talk with Mike Boyle.

Mike is one of the most influential people in all of strength and conditioning. He owns Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning in Massachusetts. He's worked for Boston University, the Boston Bruins, the Boston Red Sox; he's written books and giving keynote presentations.

In this episode, we go all the back to his time at BU, from what he learned to Coach Parker, and move to discuss what's made him successful, from how he changes his mind and tries new methods in his programs, to how he evolved into an excellent speaker and writer.

You can find links to everything discussed at the official website of SCAPH, prohockeystrength.com

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