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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jake Tuura. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jake Tuura, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jake Tuura. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jake Tuura, often where they are interviewed.

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Jake Tuura, Jumper’s Knee, Tendon Health, Building Muscle || Episode #43 [EN]

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Jake Tuura is is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State University. He specializes in athletic performance and muscle-gain optimization.Find Jake Online:Jake’s Website: http://jaketuura.com/blog/Jake on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaketuura/?hl=enJake on YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGi0IxcAiCyOGmvTjVqAHiwTopics:0:00 - Start0:28 - Intro0:41 - Jake’s Story 5:15 - What have you changed your mind about since starting out?20:08 - Jumpers knee & tendon health36:28 - The cost of building muscle for athletes47:00 - What currently fascinates you in the performance field?57:34 - What would you change in the field if you could?1:00:22 - Where can people find out more about you?Full Video Interview: https://youtu.be/pEd3HiNBqK0

Aug 24 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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S2_EP_10 Isometrics, Patellofemoral Pain, Collagen, and More: Interview with Jake Tuura

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  • Jake's experience with patellar tendon pain and how he fixed it with isometrics
  • Why do some people seem to suffer more tendon injuries as opposed to muscle injuries
  • The role of collagen in healing
  • The importance of consistency
  • Discussion of RPR
  • What are some different interventions
  • Overview of isometric exercises to help with patellar tendon pain
  • Who Jake likes to follow
  • Find Jake at jackedathlete.com or Jake Tuura on Instagram
Aug 17 2020 · 1hr 12mins

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Jake Tuura | Strength & Conditioning, Knee Rehab & The Art of Coaching

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STRONG Life Podcast ep. 239 with Strength & Conditioning Coach, Jake Tuura.


This episode is a powerful deep dive in training athletes, from the mindset to the technical aspect. We also discuss Jake's research on knee pain / knee rehab and how he rehabbed himself from pain to being able to dunk a basketball.

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Jul 05 2020 · 1hr 26mins
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Episode 3: Jake Tuura

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Joe interviews Jake Tuura, Youngstown State University strength and conditioning coach and vertical jump enthusiast. 

Jun 04 2020 · 37mins

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311 - Vertical Leap and Tendon Rehab with Jake Tuura

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On this episode, we talk with Jake Tuura about increasing your vertical leap - and how to deal with the tendon issues that athletes often encounter. Let's drive those verticals higher and higher!
Jun 03 2020 · 59mins
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RPR Episode 32: Jake Tuura

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Jake Tuura, Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach at Youngstown State University and mastermind behind jackedathlete.com, joins the show today to discuss jumper’s knee, power/force development, his time at Minnesota under Cal Dietz, coach-athlete relationships, having fun, vertical jump protocols, isometrics, tendons, and a whole lot more.

Jake found his way to the weightroom through sports before his senior year in high school. When Jake went to college he had intentions of playing basketball, but was unable to play due to ongoing patellar tendinopathy (“jumper's knee”). Throughout this time he still tried various jump programs, but still ended up with the same patellar tendinopathy. Out of frustration, he stopped trying to play basketball and began to gravitate more towards lifting weights and trying to solve the problem of his jumper’s knee. Jake did his master’s degree internship under Cal Dietz at Minnesota, learning the ins and outs of Triphasic training. He then went to Minnesota Duluth and now is the Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach at Youngstown State University in Ohio.

We kick it off discussing the disconnect between coaches and athletes and their view of the weightroom. Strength coaches tend to love all things lifting and only view the world through that lens, but athletes typically only love to play their sport and view strength and conditioning as a means to an end. Jake has learned to take a more realistic view on this and has found ways to build adherence and buy-in to the process. One example was changing the way he warmed athletes up. Rather than watching athletes mindlessly slog through a standard dynamic warm up, he found the use of games such as Spikeball to not only be more engaging, but better at increasing overall readiness. At the end of the day, Jake is always looking for ways to increase the collective buy-in of his athletes and make the training process enjoyable for them as opposed to following a more rigid model. 

Next we discuss Jake’s time working under Cal Dietz and the Triphasic training model. First and foremost, Cal Dietz has a fantastic environment to maximize the benefits of the model, including a history of phenomenal professional athletes and a weight room set up perfectly for implementation. Jake’s initial exposure was completely foreign to him, but after being able to go through with the internship and ask a lot of questions, he wanted to implement it on his own. He quickly learned that implementation would be very difficult if you don’t have the facilities to do so, buy in from other coaches, or athletes with very different needs and personalities than one another. Jake had a similar experience with RPR, running into issues with athletes just going through the motions. 

A big theme during this discussion is that the biggest rock in training athletes is buy-in, not only from a results standpoint, but in maintaining a health coach-client relationship so that their sports performance continues to improve. He learned how to mold his training to the athlete, not the other way round. Many of these lessons were the result of trial and error and making a lot of mistakes, which Kyle makes the point that those mistakes are necessary for growth and self discovery. Jake emphasizes that it was through failure and keeping an open mind that allowed him to progress to the point where he is now. 

This leads us into coach-athlete relationships, and how the main goal has always been to improve performance, not establish relationships. Coaches need to keep the main goal at the center of their attention, which is getting results. Jake is realistic about relationship expectations, especially with such a large number of athletes coming through the door. He aims at being a good person and genuinely connecting with athletes through the training process. 

Jake now takes us into the details of his own training. Currently, he’s in Wisconsin due to the pandemic and training solo, but notes that his maximum recoverable volume is considerably higher when he has training partners. Jake trains 6 to 7 days a week, targeting a blend of hypertrophy, overall athleticism, and jumping. He’s found that he prefers to do something explosive every day, so he usually starts his sessions with various types of dunks, then moves on to a heavy lower body compound lift, and finishes off with some upper body accessories. Jake has found that he can maintain his vertical jump much more easily now after taking a decade to develop it, through more of a minimum effective dose style of training. 

We then get into some of the programs that Jake offers, starting with his vertical jump program, which includes 2 days a week of french contrast training, vertical jump testing 2 days per week, and 2 days of concentric only lifting. This plan, he says, is more for advanced trainees who have a lifting background and know their numbers. For younger athletes who don’t have the money to buy the program or the necessary training experience, he’ll give them a simple isometric program to follow. 

Currently he’s developing a program to expand on the isometrics, getting into the details of neurological and structural adaptations that occur from ISOs, how they can improve jumping performance and increase longevity.

Anecdotally, Jake found isometrics allowed him to dunk much more frequently without any knee pain, and that is what led him to start digging into understanding more about tendon health. With Isometrics, the stronger collagen in the tendons will relax over time allowing the weaker collagen to get a training stimulus. Jake mentions that if we only focus on jumping, the strong collagen never relaxes and the weak collagen becomes compressed and never adapts to the stimulus. Isometrics of at least 30 seconds will target these weaker collagen to balance out the tendon. In the case of someone with tendinopathy, Jake credits Dr Keith Barr for ensuring that the sessions last only 5 to 10 minutes of stressing a particular tendon, and then allowing 6 hours of rest before repeating the stimulus (which you can repeat up to 3 times a day). While isometrics can help recover from an injury, you still need to get to the root cause of the issue in order to address it - which usually stem from load management and lack of physical preparation. While isometrics are valuable, playing your sport is the ultimate method of getting specific adaptations. 

Enjoy and hit that subscribe button if you learned a thing or two.

Episode Highlights:

2:00 – Jake’s background

12:45 – Coaches vs athletes in the weightroom

26:15 – Triphasic training

35:00 – The importance of failure in coaching

40:00 – Coach-athlete relationships

42:45 - Jake’s own training

49:45 - Jake’s vertical jump program

55:00 - Isometrics for tendon health

1:01:00 - Jake’s recommended resources

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May 25 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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19. Jake Tuura - The Value of Isometrics, Improving Vertical Jump, Power Training, & Overcoming Jumper's Knee in Athletes

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Jake Tuura is a Strengh & Conditioning coach at Youngtown State University in Ohio

May 08 2020 · 57mins
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Coaches Who Lift Podcast Episode 1 Ft. Jake Tuura

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CWL sits down with Jake Tuura of Youngstown State to talk about all things strength and conditioning. We here at CWL Podcast hope that we are adding value to the field as a resource for coaches who want to continue to learn and grow. Enjoy this week's episode and comment to @johndelf99 for your response to our HOTSEAT HOTTAKE of the week. 

Apr 12 2020 · 51mins
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Jake Tuura - Penguin Playbook 2-3-20

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Youngstown State Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Jake Tuura joins Drae Smith on "Penguin Playbook" on the Sports Animal 1390 WNIO.
Feb 05 2020 · 12mins
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Episode 20 - Jake Tuura - Meathead Dunks, Iso Lunge Holds and Taking Action

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Jake Tuura is the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Youngstown State University a D1 school is Ohio. Today Jake talks about his journey on becoming a D1 strength coach and some of the lessons he learned. He also breaks down how he trains his athletes, how to keep an open mind and the importance of communication! I hope you enjoy! 

Dec 30 2019 · 54mins