HNL Movement Podcast

HNL Movement Podcast

Andrew Takata from HNL Movement discusses anything and everything related to optimizing human performance so that you can improve the quality of your life. Learn comprehensive ways to take care of your body, achieve better health, and elevate your performance so you can achieve your true potential. Andrew shares valuable information covering topics of rehab and injury prevention techniques, movement efficiency, strength and conditioning, and ways to create sustainable nutrition habits so that you can level up your performance in sports, daily activities, and life. He has over a decade of experience working with people of all ages, activity levels, training backgrounds, as well as helping people successfully return to activities following injury. Join Andrew and his passion to learn, understand, and share how health, nutrition, lifestyle, and movement collectively contribute to human performance. It will be a mix of interviews, great conversations, and solo episodes that you won’t want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to optimize your human performance.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 10 mins

In this episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew brings a simple message that resonates with anyone striving to excel: it's not just your skills, but your attitude and effort that truly define your success. With a candid discussion about the real separators between good and great athletes, Andrew sheds light on why these elements are crucial in every aspect of performance, from sports to academia. 

 

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In this captivating episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew converses with Brendan Sagara, Senior Pitching Strategist for the Texas Rangers, who shares his remarkable journey from the little league fields of Wahiawa to the cutting-edge realm of Major League Baseball. Brendan reminisces about his formative years, where the love for baseball was sparked by early coaches, family, and the vibrant culture of the sport. It's a t...

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In this insightful episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew delves into a crucial aspect often overlooked in the pursuit of peak performance: the significance of health and availability. He begins with a powerful reminder that no matter how skilled or prepared you are, your greatest asset in any athletic endeavor is your ability to be consistently healthy and available. Andrew shares a thought-provoking narrative that illustrate...

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In this focused episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew invites listeners to join him on a deep dive into the philosophy of intentional training. He questions the common habits of athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike, asking, "Why are you doing your current workout?" Andrew emphasizes that to truly excel, one must look beyond general goals like getting stronger or jumping higher. It's about understanding the sp...

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In this heartwarming episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew sits down with Vavae Malepeai, a Mililani High School graduate, Gatorade Player of the Year, USC football alumnus, and current member of the Stanford Football coaching staff. Vavae shares his journey from his early days, where faith, family, and the importance of hard work were deeply rooted in him, and helped him through the trials and triumphs of his football career...

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January 15, 2024 15 mins

In this insightful episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew opens up about the final leg of his PhD journey, likening it to the last demanding push to the finish line in any athlete's race. He brings listeners up to speed on the challenges and excitement that come with wrapping up his dissertation, from the meticulous data analysis to the enthusiasm of interpreting results that echo his clinical expertise, particularly in t...

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In today’s episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew zeroes in on the essential aspects of improving our technique with training. He reminds us that aiming for perfection isn’t the goal; rather, it's about continually improving every time we train. Andrew discusses the importance of not becoming complacent and being open to advice for improvement. He shares many dimensions of improving during training, focusing on details th...
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In the latest episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew welcomes Sanam Rezazadeh, the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Stanford, to share her unique journey into the world of athletic training. Sanam's path was not paved by early sports dominance; in fact, it wasn't until around 5th grade that she tried her hand at basketball. Despite this, her innate passion for sports was always clear. The turning point came with the cha...

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December 25, 2023 9 mins
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In this episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew challenges the common practice of Nordic hamstring exercises, shedding light on their limitations in hamstring training. Drawing from the recent study "Modulating the Nordic Hamstring Exercise From 'Zero to Hero'," he highlights the shortcomings of this widely-used exercise, especially for athletic performance. Andrew explains that despite its popularity, the N...
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In this compelling episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew presents a fascinating analogy for athletes striving towards their best: the performance equation that always sums up to '10'. With a nod to the mathematical simplicity and complexity of reaching that perfect ten, Andrew illustrates that there's no one-size-fits-all journey to optimal performance.Andrew delves into the essence of personalization in traini...
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In this episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew is joined by Josh Elms, Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Hawaii and former UH baseball pitcher. Josh takes us through his athletic journey, from his early days playing baseball in his small hometown to supporting his wife, Kelly Majam, through her extraordinary and historic softball career at UH. He shares the challenges and triumphs of walkin...
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In this focused episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew tackles the often overlooked aspect of performance—footwork and ankle mobility. He dives into the importance of a solid ground connection, explaining how our feet's interaction with the earth affects our entire kinetic chain and why mastering foot and ankle function is crucial for any athlete.Andrew offers practical insights into developing both passive flexibility an...
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November 20, 2023 16 mins
In this enlightening episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew tackles a topic that's as essential as it is often overlooked: the impact of gratitude on peak performance. With a profound opening quote from Cicero, Andrew sets the stage for a dive into how gratitude isn't just a Thanksgiving tradition, but a year-round mindset that can significantly elevate an athlete's performance. He shares some of the science beh...
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In this inspiring episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew is joined by Sam Spangler, a former standout pitcher for the University of Hawaii and a familiar face to many in Hawaii on KHON2's morning news. From growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sam's passion for baseball was unmistakable. He excelled as a multi-sport athlete through high school, but it was on the diamond where he found his calling which led to playi...
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In this dynamic episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew delves into the multifaceted role of a coach across the realms of rehab, training, and athletics. With a firm belief that coaching excellence is achieved through the union of art and science, he underscores the importance of not just mastering knowledge but also the craft of communication. Andrew discusses the coach's role, highlighting how it transcends exercise pres...
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October 30, 2023 23 mins
In the newest installment of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew unravels the complexities of movement mechanics. This episode goes beyond the basics and dives into the science and nuances of efficient motion. Andrew breaks down how everyday habits, lingering injuries, and our overall body awareness can significantly affect how we move.Andrew offers deep insights on how to retrain our bodies, emphasizing the importance of intuitively ...
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In a new episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew sits down with Dr. Scott Selbie, the innovative CEO of Theia Markerless and a leading figure in biomechanics. Dr. Selbie's journey into the biomechanics world was triggered by a chance lecture, leading him to see how biomechanical principles could benefit his canoeing technique. His growing fascination prompted him to spend time in a biomechanics lab, setting him on the path...
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In the latest episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew ventures into the often-underestimated realm of sleep hygiene for athletes. A study revealed that a staggering 41% of elite athletes might be classified as "poor sleepers." Yet, the key to unlocking optimal recovery and performance could be right under their noses: mastering sleep hygiene. This practice, encompassing everything from bedtime rituals to dietary habit...

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In today's bite-sized episode of the HNL Movement Podcast, Andrew takes a moment to share a lesson that's been crucial in helping others and his personal journey: the significance of showing up, even when the going gets tough. Whether it's unforeseen hiccups in our plans or the daunting challenge of maintaining our commitments day in and day out, it's the unwavering consistency that truly defines progress. Dive ...

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