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The HNL Movement Podcast Trailer | ft. Andrew Takata

The HNL Movement Podcast is here! You can find and listen to my podcast on all main directories. I am looking forward to bringing you discussions related to optimizing human performance so that you can elevate the quality of your life. Join me in my passion to learn, understand, and share how health, nutrition, lifestyle, and movement collectively contribute to human performance.

Latest Episodes

Dec 7, 2021

099 Understanding Goals Are Complex: Step-By-Step Process Fo...

With the new year approaching, this episode is all about goal setting and how we can effectively achieve the g...

Nov 30, 2021

098 The Holiday Season Is The Best Time To Learn About Nutri...

Now that we are in the holiday season, this episode is all about holiday nutrition. For those who have a hard ...

Nov 23, 2021

097 Micah Christenson On Being Prepared For Opportunities An...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes Micah Christenson, arguably the best setter in the world, to the podcast! Mic...

Nov 16, 2021

096 Muscle Elasticity And Pliability For Optimal Power And P...

In this episode, Andrew dives into the subject of muscle elasticity. He illustrates this with the analogy of a...

Nov 9, 2021

095 Training Smart Is Crucial For Reducing Injuries, Making ...

This week’s episode is all about training smart and looking at the ways we can become our absolute best whil...

Nov 2, 2021

094 Chris Kidawski On Doing What You Love, Bodywork, And Pro...

This week’s episode contains many gems, including a plethora of information from expert strength and conditi...

Oct 26, 2021

093 The Elaborate Fascial Network: Much More Than Connective...

This episode is all about the fascial system. In recent years, new research has continued to investigate the f...

Oct 19, 2021

092 Understanding Brachial Plexus “Stinger” Injuries And...

With football season in full swing, it’s time to talk about brachial plexus injuries. In this episode, Andre...

Oct 12, 2021

091 Kanani Danielson On Dedication, Motivation, And Growing ...

This episode welcomes a UH volleyball great, Kanani Danielson! Andrew worked with Kanani at UH, where she had ...

Oct 5, 2021

090 Understanding Energy Balance And Energy Availability For...

This week’s episode is great for athletes or anyone looking to improve their metabolic function for increase...

Sep 28, 2021

089 Habit Of Hydration: For Health, Training, And Optimal Pe...

The episode this week is all about hydration. This is an important topic, as hydration has a positive effect o...

Sep 21, 2021

088 Yancy Medeiros On The Evolution Of MMA, Of Training, And...

This week, Yancy Medeiros comes back to the podcast! Yancy was one of the first guests on the podcast, and now...

Sep 14, 2021

087 The Art Of Performance: Practice Applying Your Knowledge...

In this episode, Andrew goes into depth about the ways that we apply the knowledge that we have obtained and m...

Sep 7, 2021

086 How The Milk Crate Challenge Demonstrates The Importance...

This week’s episode is all about stability. Andrew gives the example of all the people out there posting vid...

Aug 31, 2021

085 Michelle Arnold On Learning Creativity, Dedication, And ...

This week, welcome to the podcast performance coach Michelle Arnold! Michelle is a fascinating speaker and has...

Aug 24, 2021

084 Starting My Ph.D. Journey! Let The Adventure Begin!...

This week, Andrew updates us on his Ph.D.! Listen in to hear all about what Andrew will be up to in the upcomi...

Aug 17, 2021

083 Utilize Sports Foods To Maximize Performance While Avoid...

This week, Andrew provides some key nutrition information involving sports foods. Sports foods include anythin...

Aug 10, 2021

082 Tim Kamana On Versatility, Adversity, And Working To Mak...

This episode features an interview with football player Tim Kamana! Andrew has worked with Tim throughout the ...

Aug 3, 2021

081 Fundamental Movement Concepts That Will Greatly Elevate ...

In this week’s episode, Andrew touches base on 4 fundamental movements that will help to elevate your perfor...

Jul 27, 2021

080 Kalei Greeley On Persevering Through Rehab, Overcoming O...

This episode features UH volleyball star Kalei and her journey with sports, teamwork, and injuries. This is es...

Jul 20, 2021

079 Taping, Bracing, And Strengthening For Optimal Recovery ...

In this week’s episode, Andrew addresses the subject of taping and bracing. If you’re an athlete, you’ve...

Jul 13, 2021

078 Miah Ostrowski On Hard Work, Waiting For Opportunities, ...

This episode features Miah Ostrowski, a football and basketball star player from UH. Miah is someone who can p...

Jul 6, 2021

077 Simplify Your Actions, Pick The “Low Hanging Fruit,”...

This week, Andrew dives into the subject of sticking with your goals based on the concept of reaching for the ...

Jun 29, 2021

076 The Tried and True Store For All Your Nutritional Needs:...

This week’s topic is nutrition and navigating the grocery store. Maybe you’ve asked yourself, “where sho...

Jun 22, 2021

075 Dr. Kaori Tamura On Overcoming Obstacles And The Support...

This week’s episode features Dr. Kaori Tamura, an athletic trainer who was also Andrew’s program director ...

Jun 15, 2021

074 How To Develop Your Recipe For Performance...

A recipe is a great analogy to use when understanding how things fit together and balance out. This week, Andr...

Jun 8, 2021

073 Brittany Fan On Focus, Perseverance, and Self-Belief For...

This week, welcome professional golfer, Brittany Fan, to the podcast! Brittany is here to share her journey wi...

Jun 1, 2021

072 Practice The Skill Of “Eating Until Satisfied” For O...

The topic for this week’s episode is nutrition, eating until you’re satisfied. Andrew gives us tips on how...

May 25, 2021

071 How To Sift Through Health And Fitness Information To Ac...

If you’re someone who is focusing on your health and wellness goals, how much information do you come across...

May 18, 2021

070 Training Tips With Tony Silva: Get Started With Health, ...

Welcome back to the podcast, comedian Tony Silva! Tony is joining Andrew this week in a highly entertaining co...

May 11, 2021

069 Growing Outside Of Your Comfort Zone: Follow Me Along My...

Listening to this episode, take some time to reflect. Think about this last year. Think about where you starte...

May 4, 2021

068 Samson Anguay On Positive Coaching, Giving Back, and The...

This week, welcome football coach Samson Anguay to the podcast! As a coach, Samson is truly inspiring to liste...

Apr 27, 2021

067 Why You Should Take Ankle Sprains Seriously For Health a...

In this episode, Andrew dives into the importance of properly rehabbing and strengthening following ankle spra...

Apr 20, 2021

066 Liz Flannigan On Living an Active Lifestyle, Hawaii Life...

In this episode, Andrew interviews Liz Flannigan, a friend and colleague of his from athletic training school....

Apr 13, 2021

065 How To Maximize Off-Season Training and Make It Count...

This episode is all about the importance of off-season training, and how to do it so that your body gets what ...

Apr 6, 2021

064 Louis Smolka on Body Awareness, Developing Technique, an...

In this week’s episode, welcome UFC fighter, Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka to the podcast! Louis shares...

Mar 30, 2021

063 The Truth About Calories: How Important Is It?...

In this episode, let’s talk about calories. How many times in the last week have you decided to eat or not e...

Mar 23, 2021

062 Manti Te‘o On Confidence, Work Ethic, And Striving To ...

In this episode, welcome NFL linebacker, Manti Te‘o, to the podcast! Listen in for some great stories and in...

Mar 16, 2021

061 Making Time To Build The Lifestyle That You Want...

How often do we say to ourselves or others that we just don’t have enough time? We all have busy lives, bala...

Mar 9, 2021

060 Tessa Fournier On Competing, Managing Injuries, and The ...

This episode features Tessa Fournier, who is professional volleyball player, Kupono Fey’s girlfriend. Tessa ...

Mar 2, 2021

059 Understanding Knee Alignment and The Proper Mechanics fo...

In this episode, Andrew takes a deep dive into the subject of proper knee alignment and the importance of taki...

Feb 23, 2021

058 Jensen Park On Body Awareness, Maintenance, And Being Ac...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes baseball player, Jensen Park to the podcast! Jensen Park shares his story and...

Feb 16, 2021

057 How To Become A Client-Centered Coach...

This episode is great for coaches or anyone who aspires to be a coach or is looking to improve their coaching ...

Feb 9, 2021

056 Augie Tulba On Learning Through Loss, Working Hard, and ...

This episode features the iconic Augie T., the successful stand-up comedian, relating to people of all ages, b...

Feb 2, 2021

055 Why We All Need Corrective Exercises: Emphasize Correcti...

This episode is all about corrective exercises. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), t...

Jan 26, 2021

054 Samantha Neyland On Self Worth, Self-Awareness, and Deve...

This week’s episode features Samantha Neyland, 2020 Miss Hawaii USA! Samantha shares her background and spea...

Jan 19, 2021

053 Nutrition Goals For 2021 and Beyond: Creating Sustainabl...

How can we make our nutrition habits more sustainable this year? Most of us have tried some sort of short-term...

Jan 12, 2021

052 Danny Sepkowski On Going For It, Training Smart, and Ele...

In this episode, Andrew interviews a long-time friend and client, Danny Sepkowski. Danny is a photographer who...

Jan 5, 2021

051 The Ongoing Process of Setting Goals, Developing Positiv...

It’s already the New Year, 2021! Most of us come up with resolutions each year. Before setting your resoluti...

Dec 29, 2020

050 Takashi Moribe On Athletic Training, Rolfing, and Creati...

In this episode, Andrew talks to Takashi Moribe, a certified athletic trainer and Rolfer from Tokyo, Japan. Ta...

Dec 22, 2020

049 Pete Naschak On Vision Training, Information Processing,...

This episode features a very special guest, Pete Naschak, who is one of the co-founders of Senaptec, a company...

Dec 15, 2020

048 Reflecting On 2020: Learn, Grow, and Get Ready For 2021...

We are now in December of the year 2020. This year has been a challenging year for all of us, and just in a co...

Dec 8, 2020

047 Larry “Tui” Tuileta On Following Your Heart ...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes Larry Tuileta, aka Tui, to the podcast! Tui is a Hawaii-born-and-raised star ...

Dec 1, 2020

046 Bryant Moniz on Work Ethic, Spreading Positivity, and Co...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes Bryant Moniz, former University of Hawaii quarterback and professional quarte...

Nov 24, 2020

045 Holiday Nutrition Tips To Stay On Course With Health, Fi...

The holidays are here already! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and in this episode, Andrew dives into ...

Nov 17, 2020

044 Shawna Santos On Following Your Dreams, Persevering, and...

In this episode, Andrew interviews former professional volleyball player, Shawna Santos! This episode is fille...

Nov 10, 2020

043 Alika Williams On Gaining Strength Through Adversity and...

In this episode, Andrew interviews one of Hawaii’s most loved volleyball trainers, Alika Williams. Alika Wil...

Nov 3, 2020

042 Movement 101: Understanding the Kinetic Chain and Region...

In this episode, Andrew goes into the concept of regional interdependence. The concept of regional interdepend...

Oct 27, 2020

041 Aneesa On What to Expect After ACL Surgery, Restoring Fu...

This episode features an interview with Aneesa, a Pennsylvania-born athlete who eventually re-located to Hawai...

Oct 20, 2020

040 Tumua Tuinei: From Football to Stand-Up Comedy...

This episode features Tumua Tuinei, a former University of Hawaii football player turned stand-up comedian. Tu...

Oct 13, 2020

039 Consistency Is Key For Improvement, Success, And Optimal...

In this episode, Andrew talks about one of the key factors of success, consistency. Andrew states that success...

Oct 6, 2020

038 Dr. Laura Jaget, On Helping People To Stay In Alignment,...

This episode features chiropractor Dr. Laura Jaget, who shares the evolution of her story from being a competi...

Sep 29, 2020

037 David Orozco On Intuitive Eating, Nourishing Your Soul, ...

What could be possible by changing our relationship with the food we enjoy? If you have ever been on a diet, t...

Sep 22, 2020

036 Early Youth Specialization In Sports Is Not Recommended ...

How do we become more physically literate? In this episode, Andrew highlights how early youths benefit from tr...

Sep 15, 2020

035 Kupono Fey On Working Hard On And Off The Court To Impro...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes Kupono Fey, a professional volleyball athlete from Hawaii, as he shares his s...

Sep 8, 2020

034 Listen To Your Body: 4 Tips To Improve This Skill And El...

How do you listen to your body? Can you recognize the signals your body is giving you? Why is this important? ...

Sep 1, 2020

033 Neil Santiago On Establishing A Multidimensional Approac...

In this episode, Andrew interviews Neil Santiago, a certified athletic trainer, and strength and conditioning ...

Aug 25, 2020

032 Are You Icing Injuries Too Much? How Excessive Icing Can...

Are you over-icing your injuries? This could be an eye-opening episode for anyone who has learned to religious...

Aug 18, 2020

031 Ronley Lakalaka On Playing Through Injuries, Developing ...

This episode is filled with many great stories from Ronley Lakalaka, former San Diego State University linebac...

Aug 11, 2020

030 Start Firing And Turning Your Muscles On To Maximize You...

Have you ever done certain exercises or strength training where you didn’t feel the right muscles turning on...

Aug 4, 2020

029 Tony Silva, Da Braddahs, On Competitiveness, Running Mar...

This week’s episode features the one and only Tony Silva, from Da Braddah’s and Friends! Da Braddah’s an...

Jul 28, 2020

028 Get Rid Of Annoying Hamstring Issues: Considering How Em...

Listen in to this basic breakdown covering the common mechanisms of hamstring strains, considerations for reha...

Jul 21, 2020

027 Matt Kwock, PA-C, On Learning How To Keep Fit And Functi...

This episode features Matt Kwock, a physician assistant and good friend of Andrew. Listen to this conversation...

Jul 14, 2020

026 Lateral Knee Pain and IT Band Problems? It's Time ...

This is a very informative episode and one not to miss if you’ve ever experienced any issues with IT band ti...

Jul 7, 2020

025 Tony On How To Incorporate Healthy Sustainable Habits an...

This episode is full of gems, and not to be missed if you’re looking to find balance and fulfillment with yo...

Jun 30, 2020

024 Maximize Your Results By Training With Intent, Focus, an...

In this episode, Andrew suggests taking a look at the way that you train. What are you focusing on when you’...

Jun 23, 2020

023 Got Tightness? Do More Than Just Stretch And Myofascial ...

Got tightness? In this episode, Andrew discusses the ways that we can address muscle soreness, tightness, and ...

Jun 16, 2020

022 Randy Morris, Owner FitRM, On Discipline, Training, Ment...

This episode features Randy Morris, a true awe inspiring performance coach with an impeccable story. As an Afr...

Jun 9, 2020

021 Understanding The Basics Of Nutrition Portion Sizes | Th...

Do you ever wonder how much you should be eating? This is a common inquiry, and the answers tend to vary. Some...

Jun 2, 2020

020 Yancy Medeiros, UFC Veteran, On His Fighting Career and ...

In this episode, Andrew interviews UFC veteran Yancy Medeiros! This episode is very uplifting, as Yancy shares...

May 26, 2020

019 Nagging Tendinopathy: 6 Steps To Tackle Tendon Pain Imme...

Tendonitis is one of the most frustrating nagging injuries for athletes. Addressing underlying issues that may...

May 19, 2020

018 Derek Takai, DDS, On Deliberating Having ACL Reconstruct...

I am excited to share this week’s episode with Derek Takai, DDS, as he shares his story growing up playing s...

May 12, 2020

017 History Tells Us To Incorporate Exercise Into Our Lifest...

Dating back throughout history, there are a few common trends that we see for health and fitness. We all need ...

May 5, 2020

016 Jay Christensen, Head Athletic Trainer Marvel Universe L...

I am excited to welcome Jay Christensen, MS, ATC, to the podcast this week. We both go a while back and were g...

Apr 28, 2020

015 Home Exercise Equipment: Needs To Be Versatile, Worth Ge...

There's so many options when it comes to purchasing exercise equipment, both large and small purchases. Bottom...

Apr 21, 2020

014 Ka'imi Fairbairn, Kicker Houston Texans, On Mental...

I’m excited to share this week’s episode with Ka’imi Fairbairn who is the kicker for the Houston Texans....

Apr 14, 2020

013 How To Continue Training Smart While Staying At Home...

How can you keep progressing with training, fitness, and exercise during this time of social distancing? I wil...

Apr 7, 2020

012 Kaia, On His Journey Growing Up, Promoting Health, Overc...

Kaia shares his story from growing up around sports, playing basketball, overcoming knee injuries, and learnin...

Mar 30, 2020

011 The Relationship Between Pain, Injury, and Motor Control...

Let’s talk about the relationship of pain, injury, and motor control. This information will help you underst...

Mar 24, 2020

010 Brian Buck On Training Smart And Elevating Performance W...

Listen in on this episode as Brian Buck, the Director of Sports at Sparta Science, joins Andrew in an intervie...

Mar 16, 2020

009 COVID-19 Pandemic: Be Informed And Do Your Part To Help ...

As an athletic trainer, I am an advocate for sports, but even more so for public health and safety. The rapid ...

Mar 10, 2020

008 Understanding How To Improve Your Squat Technique? Tips,...

The squat is an important movement in life, activities, and sports. No one has a perfect squat and there are a...

Mar 3, 2020

007 Kekai Rios, Professional Baseball Player, On His Multidi...

This week we have Kekai Rios here on the podcast to talk about his professional baseball career, off season tr...

Feb 25, 2020

006 Is Your Impatience Impeding Your Long-Term Performance?...

Have you ever gotten sucked into the marketing claims of a health and fitness product that you ended up realiz...

Feb 18, 2020

005 Kristina, Former Collegiate Volleyball Player and Curren...

Kristina has a unique story that has brought her towards her passion to help people as she pursues a career as...

Feb 11, 2020

004 Why Do All Diets End Up Failing? Understanding The Diffe...

Many of us try and follow diets in the short term, but it ends up failing us and doesn’t provide a sustainab...

Feb 4, 2020

003 Dr. Takeshi Suzuki, R-body Project Founder, On Cultural ...

In this episode, Andrew shares a discussion with Dr. Takeshi Suzuki, owner of R-Body Project in Tokyo, Japan. ...

Feb 4, 2020

002 Elevate Your Performance With a Virtuous Cycle...

How do we create a lifestyle that helps us to elevate our performance in everything that we do? What influence...

Feb 2, 2020

This is the HNL Movement!...

 You're in the right place to learn how you can reach and sustain optimal human performance....

Dec 14, 2019

001 Welcome to the HNL Movement Podcast!...

Meet Andrew Takata, a certified athletic trainer, rehabilitation practitioner, strength and conditioning speci...

Health

Dec 7, 2021

099 Understanding Goals Are Complex: Step-By-Step Process Fo...

With the new year approaching, this episode is all about goal setting and how we can effectively achieve the g...

Nov 30, 2021

098 The Holiday Season Is The Best Time To Learn About Nutri...

Now that we are in the holiday season, this episode is all about holiday nutrition. For those who have a hard ...

Nov 16, 2021

096 Muscle Elasticity And Pliability For Optimal Power And P...

In this episode, Andrew dives into the subject of muscle elasticity. He illustrates this with the analogy of a...

Nov 2, 2021

094 Chris Kidawski On Doing What You Love, Bodywork, And Pro...

This week’s episode contains many gems, including a plethora of information from expert strength and conditi...

Oct 19, 2021

092 Understanding Brachial Plexus “Stinger” Injuries And...

With football season in full swing, it’s time to talk about brachial plexus injuries. In this episode, Andre...

Oct 12, 2021

091 Kanani Danielson On Dedication, Motivation, And Growing ...

This episode welcomes a UH volleyball great, Kanani Danielson! Andrew worked with Kanani at UH, where she had ...

Oct 5, 2021

090 Understanding Energy Balance And Energy Availability For...

This week’s episode is great for athletes or anyone looking to improve their metabolic function for increase...

Sep 28, 2021

089 Habit Of Hydration: For Health, Training, And Optimal Pe...

The episode this week is all about hydration. This is an important topic, as hydration has a positive effect o...

Aug 17, 2021

083 Utilize Sports Foods To Maximize Performance While Avoid...

This week, Andrew provides some key nutrition information involving sports foods. Sports foods include anythin...

Jul 27, 2021

080 Kalei Greeley On Persevering Through Rehab, Overcoming O...

This episode features UH volleyball star Kalei and her journey with sports, teamwork, and injuries. This is es...

Jul 20, 2021

079 Taping, Bracing, And Strengthening For Optimal Recovery ...

In this week’s episode, Andrew addresses the subject of taping and bracing. If you’re an athlete, you’ve...

Jul 6, 2021

077 Simplify Your Actions, Pick The “Low Hanging Fruit,”...

This week, Andrew dives into the subject of sticking with your goals based on the concept of reaching for the ...

Jun 29, 2021

076 The Tried and True Store For All Your Nutritional Needs:...

This week’s topic is nutrition and navigating the grocery store. Maybe you’ve asked yourself, “where sho...

Jun 15, 2021

074 How To Develop Your Recipe For Performance...

A recipe is a great analogy to use when understanding how things fit together and balance out. This week, Andr...

May 18, 2021

070 Training Tips With Tony Silva: Get Started With Health, ...

Welcome back to the podcast, comedian Tony Silva! Tony is joining Andrew this week in a highly entertaining co...

May 4, 2021

068 Samson Anguay On Positive Coaching, Giving Back, and The...

This week, welcome football coach Samson Anguay to the podcast! As a coach, Samson is truly inspiring to liste...

Apr 27, 2021

067 Why You Should Take Ankle Sprains Seriously For Health a...

In this episode, Andrew dives into the importance of properly rehabbing and strengthening following ankle spra...

Apr 13, 2021

065 How To Maximize Off-Season Training and Make It Count...

This episode is all about the importance of off-season training, and how to do it so that your body gets what ...

Mar 30, 2021

063 The Truth About Calories: How Important Is It?...

In this episode, let’s talk about calories. How many times in the last week have you decided to eat or not e...

Mar 23, 2021

062 Manti Te‘o On Confidence, Work Ethic, And Striving To ...

In this episode, welcome NFL linebacker, Manti Te‘o, to the podcast! Listen in for some great stories and in...

Mar 16, 2021

061 Making Time To Build The Lifestyle That You Want...

How often do we say to ourselves or others that we just don’t have enough time? We all have busy lives, bala...

Mar 2, 2021

059 Understanding Knee Alignment and The Proper Mechanics fo...

In this episode, Andrew takes a deep dive into the subject of proper knee alignment and the importance of taki...

Feb 23, 2021

058 Jensen Park On Body Awareness, Maintenance, And Being Ac...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes baseball player, Jensen Park to the podcast! Jensen Park shares his story and...

Jan 26, 2021

054 Samantha Neyland On Self Worth, Self-Awareness, and Deve...

This week’s episode features Samantha Neyland, 2020 Miss Hawaii USA! Samantha shares her background and spea...

Jan 5, 2021

051 The Ongoing Process of Setting Goals, Developing Positiv...

It’s already the New Year, 2021! Most of us come up with resolutions each year. Before setting your resoluti...

Dec 22, 2020

049 Pete Naschak On Vision Training, Information Processing,...

This episode features a very special guest, Pete Naschak, who is one of the co-founders of Senaptec, a company...

Oct 27, 2020

041 Aneesa On What to Expect After ACL Surgery, Restoring Fu...

This episode features an interview with Aneesa, a Pennsylvania-born athlete who eventually re-located to Hawai...

Oct 6, 2020

038 Dr. Laura Jaget, On Helping People To Stay In Alignment,...

This episode features chiropractor Dr. Laura Jaget, who shares the evolution of her story from being a competi...

Sep 15, 2020

035 Kupono Fey On Working Hard On And Off The Court To Impro...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes Kupono Fey, a professional volleyball athlete from Hawaii, as he shares his s...

Sep 1, 2020

033 Neil Santiago On Establishing A Multidimensional Approac...

In this episode, Andrew interviews Neil Santiago, a certified athletic trainer, and strength and conditioning ...

Aug 25, 2020

032 Are You Icing Injuries Too Much? How Excessive Icing Can...

Are you over-icing your injuries? This could be an eye-opening episode for anyone who has learned to religious...

Jul 28, 2020

028 Get Rid Of Annoying Hamstring Issues: Considering How Em...

Listen in to this basic breakdown covering the common mechanisms of hamstring strains, considerations for reha...

Jul 21, 2020

027 Matt Kwock, PA-C, On Learning How To Keep Fit And Functi...

This episode features Matt Kwock, a physician assistant and good friend of Andrew. Listen to this conversation...

Jul 14, 2020

026 Lateral Knee Pain and IT Band Problems? It's Time ...

This is a very informative episode and one not to miss if you’ve ever experienced any issues with IT band ti...

Jul 7, 2020

025 Tony On How To Incorporate Healthy Sustainable Habits an...

This episode is full of gems, and not to be missed if you’re looking to find balance and fulfillment with yo...

Jun 2, 2020

020 Yancy Medeiros, UFC Veteran, On His Fighting Career and ...

In this episode, Andrew interviews UFC veteran Yancy Medeiros! This episode is very uplifting, as Yancy shares...

May 19, 2020

018 Derek Takai, DDS, On Deliberating Having ACL Reconstruct...

I am excited to share this week’s episode with Derek Takai, DDS, as he shares his story growing up playing s...

May 5, 2020

016 Jay Christensen, Head Athletic Trainer Marvel Universe L...

I am excited to welcome Jay Christensen, MS, ATC, to the podcast this week. We both go a while back and were g...

Apr 14, 2020

013 How To Continue Training Smart While Staying At Home...

How can you keep progressing with training, fitness, and exercise during this time of social distancing? I wil...

Mar 16, 2020

009 COVID-19 Pandemic: Be Informed And Do Your Part To Help ...

As an athletic trainer, I am an advocate for sports, but even more so for public health and safety. The rapid ...

Feb 25, 2020

006 Is Your Impatience Impeding Your Long-Term Performance?...

Have you ever gotten sucked into the marketing claims of a health and fitness product that you ended up realiz...

Nutrition

Nov 30, 2021

098 The Holiday Season Is The Best Time To Learn About Nutri...

Now that we are in the holiday season, this episode is all about holiday nutrition. For those who have a hard ...

Oct 5, 2021

090 Understanding Energy Balance And Energy Availability For...

This week’s episode is great for athletes or anyone looking to improve their metabolic function for increase...

Sep 28, 2021

089 Habit Of Hydration: For Health, Training, And Optimal Pe...

The episode this week is all about hydration. This is an important topic, as hydration has a positive effect o...

Aug 17, 2021

083 Utilize Sports Foods To Maximize Performance While Avoid...

This week, Andrew provides some key nutrition information involving sports foods. Sports foods include anythin...

Jun 29, 2021

076 The Tried and True Store For All Your Nutritional Needs:...

This week’s topic is nutrition and navigating the grocery store. Maybe you’ve asked yourself, “where sho...

Jun 1, 2021

072 Practice The Skill Of “Eating Until Satisfied” For O...

The topic for this week’s episode is nutrition, eating until you’re satisfied. Andrew gives us tips on how...

Mar 30, 2021

063 The Truth About Calories: How Important Is It?...

In this episode, let’s talk about calories. How many times in the last week have you decided to eat or not e...

Feb 16, 2021

057 How To Become A Client-Centered Coach...

This episode is great for coaches or anyone who aspires to be a coach or is looking to improve their coaching ...

Jan 19, 2021

053 Nutrition Goals For 2021 and Beyond: Creating Sustainabl...

How can we make our nutrition habits more sustainable this year? Most of us have tried some sort of short-term...

Nov 24, 2020

045 Holiday Nutrition Tips To Stay On Course With Health, Fi...

The holidays are here already! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and in this episode, Andrew dives into ...

Sep 29, 2020

037 David Orozco On Intuitive Eating, Nourishing Your Soul, ...

What could be possible by changing our relationship with the food we enjoy? If you have ever been on a diet, t...

Jun 9, 2020

021 Understanding The Basics Of Nutrition Portion Sizes | Th...

Do you ever wonder how much you should be eating? This is a common inquiry, and the answers tend to vary. Some...

Feb 11, 2020

004 Why Do All Diets End Up Failing? Understanding The Diffe...

Many of us try and follow diets in the short term, but it ends up failing us and doesn’t provide a sustainab...

Lifestyle

Dec 7, 2021

099 Understanding Goals Are Complex: Step-By-Step Process Fo...

With the new year approaching, this episode is all about goal setting and how we can effectively achieve the g...

Nov 30, 2021

098 The Holiday Season Is The Best Time To Learn About Nutri...

Now that we are in the holiday season, this episode is all about holiday nutrition. For those who have a hard ...

Nov 23, 2021

097 Micah Christenson On Being Prepared For Opportunities An...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes Micah Christenson, arguably the best setter in the world, to the podcast! Mic...

Sep 21, 2021

088 Yancy Medeiros On The Evolution Of MMA, Of Training, And...

This week, Yancy Medeiros comes back to the podcast! Yancy was one of the first guests on the podcast, and now...

Sep 14, 2021

087 The Art Of Performance: Practice Applying Your Knowledge...

In this episode, Andrew goes into depth about the ways that we apply the knowledge that we have obtained and m...

Aug 31, 2021

085 Michelle Arnold On Learning Creativity, Dedication, And ...

This week, welcome to the podcast performance coach Michelle Arnold! Michelle is a fascinating speaker and has...

Aug 24, 2021

084 Starting My Ph.D. Journey! Let The Adventure Begin!...

This week, Andrew updates us on his Ph.D.! Listen in to hear all about what Andrew will be up to in the upcomi...

Aug 10, 2021

082 Tim Kamana On Versatility, Adversity, And Working To Mak...

This episode features an interview with football player Tim Kamana! Andrew has worked with Tim throughout the ...

Jul 13, 2021

078 Miah Ostrowski On Hard Work, Waiting For Opportunities, ...

This episode features Miah Ostrowski, a football and basketball star player from UH. Miah is someone who can p...

Jul 6, 2021

077 Simplify Your Actions, Pick The “Low Hanging Fruit,”...

This week, Andrew dives into the subject of sticking with your goals based on the concept of reaching for the ...

Jun 29, 2021

076 The Tried and True Store For All Your Nutritional Needs:...

This week’s topic is nutrition and navigating the grocery store. Maybe you’ve asked yourself, “where sho...

Jun 22, 2021

075 Dr. Kaori Tamura On Overcoming Obstacles And The Support...

This week’s episode features Dr. Kaori Tamura, an athletic trainer who was also Andrew’s program director ...

Jun 15, 2021

074 How To Develop Your Recipe For Performance...

A recipe is a great analogy to use when understanding how things fit together and balance out. This week, Andr...

Jun 8, 2021

073 Brittany Fan On Focus, Perseverance, and Self-Belief For...

This week, welcome professional golfer, Brittany Fan, to the podcast! Brittany is here to share her journey wi...

Jun 1, 2021

072 Practice The Skill Of “Eating Until Satisfied” For O...

The topic for this week’s episode is nutrition, eating until you’re satisfied. Andrew gives us tips on how...

May 25, 2021

071 How To Sift Through Health And Fitness Information To Ac...

If you’re someone who is focusing on your health and wellness goals, how much information do you come across...

May 18, 2021

070 Training Tips With Tony Silva: Get Started With Health, ...

Welcome back to the podcast, comedian Tony Silva! Tony is joining Andrew this week in a highly entertaining co...

May 11, 2021

069 Growing Outside Of Your Comfort Zone: Follow Me Along My...

Listening to this episode, take some time to reflect. Think about this last year. Think about where you starte...

May 4, 2021

068 Samson Anguay On Positive Coaching, Giving Back, and The...

This week, welcome football coach Samson Anguay to the podcast! As a coach, Samson is truly inspiring to liste...

Apr 20, 2021

066 Liz Flannigan On Living an Active Lifestyle, Hawaii Life...

In this episode, Andrew interviews Liz Flannigan, a friend and colleague of his from athletic training school....

Apr 13, 2021

065 How To Maximize Off-Season Training and Make It Count...

This episode is all about the importance of off-season training, and how to do it so that your body gets what ...

Apr 6, 2021

064 Louis Smolka on Body Awareness, Developing Technique, an...

In this week’s episode, welcome UFC fighter, Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka to the podcast! Louis shares...

Mar 23, 2021

062 Manti Te‘o On Confidence, Work Ethic, And Striving To ...

In this episode, welcome NFL linebacker, Manti Te‘o, to the podcast! Listen in for some great stories and in...

Mar 16, 2021

061 Making Time To Build The Lifestyle That You Want...

How often do we say to ourselves or others that we just don’t have enough time? We all have busy lives, bala...

Mar 9, 2021

060 Tessa Fournier On Competing, Managing Injuries, and The ...

This episode features Tessa Fournier, who is professional volleyball player, Kupono Fey’s girlfriend. Tessa ...

Feb 23, 2021

058 Jensen Park On Body Awareness, Maintenance, And Being Ac...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes baseball player, Jensen Park to the podcast! Jensen Park shares his story and...

Feb 16, 2021

057 How To Become A Client-Centered Coach...

This episode is great for coaches or anyone who aspires to be a coach or is looking to improve their coaching ...

Feb 9, 2021

056 Augie Tulba On Learning Through Loss, Working Hard, and ...

This episode features the iconic Augie T., the successful stand-up comedian, relating to people of all ages, b...

Jan 26, 2021

054 Samantha Neyland On Self Worth, Self-Awareness, and Deve...

This week’s episode features Samantha Neyland, 2020 Miss Hawaii USA! Samantha shares her background and spea...

Jan 12, 2021

052 Danny Sepkowski On Going For It, Training Smart, and Ele...

In this episode, Andrew interviews a long-time friend and client, Danny Sepkowski. Danny is a photographer who...

Jan 5, 2021

051 The Ongoing Process of Setting Goals, Developing Positiv...

It’s already the New Year, 2021! Most of us come up with resolutions each year. Before setting your resoluti...

Dec 29, 2020

050 Takashi Moribe On Athletic Training, Rolfing, and Creati...

In this episode, Andrew talks to Takashi Moribe, a certified athletic trainer and Rolfer from Tokyo, Japan. Ta...

Dec 15, 2020

048 Reflecting On 2020: Learn, Grow, and Get Ready For 2021...

We are now in December of the year 2020. This year has been a challenging year for all of us, and just in a co...

Dec 8, 2020

047 Larry “Tui” Tuileta On Following Your Heart ...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes Larry Tuileta, aka Tui, to the podcast! Tui is a Hawaii-born-and-raised star ...

Nov 17, 2020

044 Shawna Santos On Following Your Dreams, Persevering, and...

In this episode, Andrew interviews former professional volleyball player, Shawna Santos! This episode is fille...

Nov 10, 2020

043 Alika Williams On Gaining Strength Through Adversity and...

In this episode, Andrew interviews one of Hawaii’s most loved volleyball trainers, Alika Williams. Alika Wil...

Oct 13, 2020

039 Consistency Is Key For Improvement, Success, And Optimal...

In this episode, Andrew talks about one of the key factors of success, consistency. Andrew states that success...

Sep 22, 2020

036 Early Youth Specialization In Sports Is Not Recommended ...

How do we become more physically literate? In this episode, Andrew highlights how early youths benefit from tr...

Sep 1, 2020

033 Neil Santiago On Establishing A Multidimensional Approac...

In this episode, Andrew interviews Neil Santiago, a certified athletic trainer, and strength and conditioning ...

Aug 18, 2020

031 Ronley Lakalaka On Playing Through Injuries, Developing ...

This episode is filled with many great stories from Ronley Lakalaka, former San Diego State University linebac...

Aug 4, 2020

029 Tony Silva, Da Braddahs, On Competitiveness, Running Mar...

This week’s episode features the one and only Tony Silva, from Da Braddah’s and Friends! Da Braddah’s an...

Jul 21, 2020

027 Matt Kwock, PA-C, On Learning How To Keep Fit And Functi...

This episode features Matt Kwock, a physician assistant and good friend of Andrew. Listen to this conversation...

Jul 7, 2020

025 Tony On How To Incorporate Healthy Sustainable Habits an...

This episode is full of gems, and not to be missed if you’re looking to find balance and fulfillment with yo...

Jun 30, 2020

024 Maximize Your Results By Training With Intent, Focus, an...

In this episode, Andrew suggests taking a look at the way that you train. What are you focusing on when you’...

Jun 16, 2020

022 Randy Morris, Owner FitRM, On Discipline, Training, Ment...

This episode features Randy Morris, a true awe inspiring performance coach with an impeccable story. As an Afr...

Apr 21, 2020

014 Ka'imi Fairbairn, Kicker Houston Texans, On Mental...

I’m excited to share this week’s episode with Ka’imi Fairbairn who is the kicker for the Houston Texans....

Mar 30, 2020

011 The Relationship Between Pain, Injury, and Motor Control...

Let’s talk about the relationship of pain, injury, and motor control. This information will help you underst...

Mar 3, 2020

007 Kekai Rios, Professional Baseball Player, On His Multidi...

This week we have Kekai Rios here on the podcast to talk about his professional baseball career, off season tr...

Feb 18, 2020

005 Kristina, Former Collegiate Volleyball Player and Curren...

Kristina has a unique story that has brought her towards her passion to help people as she pursues a career as...

Feb 11, 2020

004 Why Do All Diets End Up Failing? Understanding The Diffe...

Many of us try and follow diets in the short term, but it ends up failing us and doesn’t provide a sustainab...

Feb 4, 2020

002 Elevate Your Performance With a Virtuous Cycle...

How do we create a lifestyle that helps us to elevate our performance in everything that we do? What influence...

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Nov 23, 2021

097 Micah Christenson On Being Prepared For Opportunities An...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes Micah Christenson, arguably the best setter in the world, to the podcast! Mic...

Nov 16, 2021

096 Muscle Elasticity And Pliability For Optimal Power And P...

In this episode, Andrew dives into the subject of muscle elasticity. He illustrates this with the analogy of a...

Nov 9, 2021

095 Training Smart Is Crucial For Reducing Injuries, Making ...

This week’s episode is all about training smart and looking at the ways we can become our absolute best whil...

Nov 2, 2021

094 Chris Kidawski On Doing What You Love, Bodywork, And Pro...

This week’s episode contains many gems, including a plethora of information from expert strength and conditi...

Oct 26, 2021

093 The Elaborate Fascial Network: Much More Than Connective...

This episode is all about the fascial system. In recent years, new research has continued to investigate the f...

Oct 19, 2021

092 Understanding Brachial Plexus “Stinger” Injuries And...

With football season in full swing, it’s time to talk about brachial plexus injuries. In this episode, Andre...

Oct 12, 2021

091 Kanani Danielson On Dedication, Motivation, And Growing ...

This episode welcomes a UH volleyball great, Kanani Danielson! Andrew worked with Kanani at UH, where she had ...

Sep 7, 2021

086 How The Milk Crate Challenge Demonstrates The Importance...

This week’s episode is all about stability. Andrew gives the example of all the people out there posting vid...

Aug 31, 2021

085 Michelle Arnold On Learning Creativity, Dedication, And ...

This week, welcome to the podcast performance coach Michelle Arnold! Michelle is a fascinating speaker and has...

Aug 10, 2021

082 Tim Kamana On Versatility, Adversity, And Working To Mak...

This episode features an interview with football player Tim Kamana! Andrew has worked with Tim throughout the ...

Aug 3, 2021

081 Fundamental Movement Concepts That Will Greatly Elevate ...

In this week’s episode, Andrew touches base on 4 fundamental movements that will help to elevate your perfor...

Jul 27, 2021

080 Kalei Greeley On Persevering Through Rehab, Overcoming O...

This episode features UH volleyball star Kalei and her journey with sports, teamwork, and injuries. This is es...

Jul 20, 2021

079 Taping, Bracing, And Strengthening For Optimal Recovery ...

In this week’s episode, Andrew addresses the subject of taping and bracing. If you’re an athlete, you’ve...

Jun 22, 2021

075 Dr. Kaori Tamura On Overcoming Obstacles And The Support...

This week’s episode features Dr. Kaori Tamura, an athletic trainer who was also Andrew’s program director ...

Jun 8, 2021

073 Brittany Fan On Focus, Perseverance, and Self-Belief For...

This week, welcome professional golfer, Brittany Fan, to the podcast! Brittany is here to share her journey wi...

May 11, 2021

069 Growing Outside Of Your Comfort Zone: Follow Me Along My...

Listening to this episode, take some time to reflect. Think about this last year. Think about where you starte...

Apr 27, 2021

067 Why You Should Take Ankle Sprains Seriously For Health a...

In this episode, Andrew dives into the importance of properly rehabbing and strengthening following ankle spra...

Apr 20, 2021

066 Liz Flannigan On Living an Active Lifestyle, Hawaii Life...

In this episode, Andrew interviews Liz Flannigan, a friend and colleague of his from athletic training school....

Apr 13, 2021

065 How To Maximize Off-Season Training and Make It Count...

This episode is all about the importance of off-season training, and how to do it so that your body gets what ...

Apr 6, 2021

064 Louis Smolka on Body Awareness, Developing Technique, an...

In this week’s episode, welcome UFC fighter, Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka to the podcast! Louis shares...

Mar 23, 2021

062 Manti Te‘o On Confidence, Work Ethic, And Striving To ...

In this episode, welcome NFL linebacker, Manti Te‘o, to the podcast! Listen in for some great stories and in...

Mar 9, 2021

060 Tessa Fournier On Competing, Managing Injuries, and The ...

This episode features Tessa Fournier, who is professional volleyball player, Kupono Fey’s girlfriend. Tessa ...

Mar 2, 2021

059 Understanding Knee Alignment and The Proper Mechanics fo...

In this episode, Andrew takes a deep dive into the subject of proper knee alignment and the importance of taki...

Feb 23, 2021

058 Jensen Park On Body Awareness, Maintenance, And Being Ac...

In this episode, Andrew welcomes baseball player, Jensen Park to the podcast! Jensen Park shares his story and...

Feb 2, 2021

055 Why We All Need Corrective Exercises: Emphasize Correcti...

This episode is all about corrective exercises. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), t...

Nov 3, 2020

042 Movement 101: Understanding the Kinetic Chain and Region...

In this episode, Andrew goes into the concept of regional interdependence. The concept of regional interdepend...

Oct 27, 2020

041 Aneesa On What to Expect After ACL Surgery, Restoring Fu...

This episode features an interview with Aneesa, a Pennsylvania-born athlete who eventually re-located to Hawai...

Oct 20, 2020

040 Tumua Tuinei: From Football to Stand-Up Comedy...

This episode features Tumua Tuinei, a former University of Hawaii football player turned stand-up comedian. Tu...

Sep 8, 2020

034 Listen To Your Body: 4 Tips To Improve This Skill And El...

How do you listen to your body? Can you recognize the signals your body is giving you? Why is this important? ...

Aug 11, 2020

030 Start Firing And Turning Your Muscles On To Maximize You...

Have you ever done certain exercises or strength training where you didn’t feel the right muscles turning on...

Jul 14, 2020

026 Lateral Knee Pain and IT Band Problems? It's Time ...

This is a very informative episode and one not to miss if you’ve ever experienced any issues with IT band ti...

Jun 30, 2020

024 Maximize Your Results By Training With Intent, Focus, an...

In this episode, Andrew suggests taking a look at the way that you train. What are you focusing on when you’...

Jun 23, 2020

023 Got Tightness? Do More Than Just Stretch And Myofascial ...

Got tightness? In this episode, Andrew discusses the ways that we can address muscle soreness, tightness, and ...

May 26, 2020

019 Nagging Tendinopathy: 6 Steps To Tackle Tendon Pain Imme...

Tendonitis is one of the most frustrating nagging injuries for athletes. Addressing underlying issues that may...

May 19, 2020

018 Derek Takai, DDS, On Deliberating Having ACL Reconstruct...

I am excited to share this week’s episode with Derek Takai, DDS, as he shares his story growing up playing s...

May 12, 2020

017 History Tells Us To Incorporate Exercise Into Our Lifest...

Dating back throughout history, there are a few common trends that we see for health and fitness. We all need ...

Apr 28, 2020

015 Home Exercise Equipment: Needs To Be Versatile, Worth Ge...

There's so many options when it comes to purchasing exercise equipment, both large and small purchases. Bottom...

Apr 7, 2020

012 Kaia, On His Journey Growing Up, Promoting Health, Overc...

Kaia shares his story from growing up around sports, playing basketball, overcoming knee injuries, and learnin...

Mar 10, 2020

008 Understanding How To Improve Your Squat Technique? Tips,...

The squat is an important movement in life, activities, and sports. No one has a perfect squat and there are a...

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