Sun, 5 January 2014
Interview with JL Holdsworth & Nic Bronkall
JL Holdsworth - Owner
Nic Bronkall - Director of Strength & Conditioning
The Spot Athletics
Every time I travel to The Spot Athletics to met with JL Holdsworth and his staff, I learn a ton. This time around, we filmed some plyometric videos with Nic Bronkall. We also had an in depth discussion about weak muscle groups in the deadlift which forced my to review the basics of anatomy and physiology. As usual, JL gave me some more drills and exercises to help with my weak points. This time around, I got another drill to address my horrendous thoracic spine mobility issues using some bands.
While talking to JL and Nic, it was evident of how much they are on the same page and how passionate they are about helping athletes achieve their goals. Along with the rest of the staff, JL and Nic take pride in how and why they coach. It is because of this universal disposition that The Spot Athletics is truly unique.
Topics Covered in this Podcast
Nic Bronkall is the director of strength and conditioning at The Spot Athletics in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated with honors from Cleveland State University with a degree in health sciences with an emphasis on human factors and functions. He has also obtained his CSCS and USAW Level 1 sports performance certification as a coach. Nic worked under Tredell Doresy training and coaching a myriad Division I athletes. Nic also worked, for three years, as the strength and conditioning coach at a high school in north east Ohio.
With a BA in Exercise Science from Wayne State, Masters work at University of Kentucky in Coaching, a USAW Level-1 coaching certificate and well over 20,000 hours of practical experience, JL Holdsworth is one of the most respected strength coaches in the industry.
As a competitive powerlifter. JL has posted a 905 pound squat, 775 pound bench press, and 804 pound deadlift. He has also competed in mixed martial arts and grip competition. He is the owner The Spot Athletics, where he works with athletes of all ages and sports disciplines.
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