Podcast Interviews

Jake Tuura (Jacked Athlete): Training athletes for hypertrophy and recovering from patellar tendinopathy.

Jake Tuura is a former collegiate strength and conditioning coach, now running Jacked Athlete fulltime. He has a Masters in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning coach with the NSCA, as well as holding qualifications from USA Weightlifting, Titleist Performance Institute, Be Activated and Reflexive Performance Reset. 


In this episode Jake discusses: 

  • How his desire to increase jump height, muscle mass and strength lead him into coaching. 
  • Why critical thinking is an important skill for coaches. 
  • Why training like a bodybuilder is a bad idea for athleticism.  
  • Why he uses cluster training rather than traditional hypertrophy training. 
  • How personal injury lead to his interest in patellar tendinopathy. 
  • Why rest is a bad idea for tendons and how basic strength training exercises can help with patellar tendinopathy. 
  • Why there is not set prescription of reintroducing jumping after patellar tendinopathy. 

Listen to the full episode here.

You can keep up to date with Jake via Instagram: @jaketuura and his website www.jackedathlete.com
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