January 13, 2015 | EXPERT GAMEPLAN SESSION
(USA) Former NCAA Men’s Volleyball & Now A Phys. Medicine Rehab/Pain and Sports Doctor
#21 How To Survive Sports & Feed Your Body with Dr. Jeremy J. HOFF
Jeremy's not only a best friend to me but also a brother. He is the best example of a man and a father figure. We attended high school together in the suburbs of Chicago. I am very grateful to have him on the show today. This podcast will give you information on the pharmaceuticals and other harmful materials that hurt our bodies as well as the environment, not over-specializing in one sport and how other sports are good for cross-training and can lower the rate of injuries and really benefit your primary sport. We will also discuss the best traits for athletes to stay healthy and be the best that they can be as well as the common injuries and what to be aware of and how to avoid them.
Born, Jeremy Jay Hoff, on November 2, 1980 in Chicago, IL., USA.
Grew up in Evanston IL, USA with an older brother, a very supportive mother and a number of “fake” family members including, Ryan Jay Owens, very dear to him that he feels helped shape him into the person he is today.
Attended Evanston Township HS & is now in their Volleyball Hall of Fame.
Then attended Rutgers University In New Jersey where he met his wife and he also played on the Men’s Volleyball team. He earned the “Male Athlete of the Year Award” in 2002. Jeremy is also on the Rutgers University Hall of Fame. He holds records in all stats except assists and kills (no. 2).
He took one year off after graduation, worked at a hospital as well as study for the entrance exam into Medical School, where he later attended in California and lived in Huntington Beach.
Now a physical medicine and rehab/pain and sports medicine doctor at HROSM.
Has Interests in nutrition, exercise, psychology, and coaching.
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"When the game is on the line, I don't want the ball in anyone else's hands, not in anyone else's hands in the world." - Larry Bird
Mike Hulett, high school volleyball coach and coach of the Team USA Olympic sitting volleyball team
MOST GRATEFUL FOR:
My wife and her motivation to look beyond my college career and look forward to my future
Key Discussion Points:
What are some common injuries and mistakes you see people making?
What can athletes do to prevent these reoccurring injuries?
In your opinion, as a parent, what would be some of the better sports to get a nice array of exposure?
What are some of the best traits you see in healthy athletes?
What is your opinion on the various diets out there? (Paleo for example)
What do you feel is overlooked in the industry pertaining to health?
Can you give some examples of good fats vs bad fats?
Have confidence and strive to be better than your opponent
“It’s not always about being the best in the world, but it’s about being better than the guy next to you” JH @ 19:15
We need to let our bodies do what they were designed to do
You have to give your body time to heal itself
“Any of those anti-inflammatory medicines really inhibit the body’s natural ability to heal itself, but they cover up pain that might be your body saying you shouldn’t be doing what you’re doing.” JH @ 29:49
Figure out where you want to go and how far you want to take your sport
The game is not as important as your overall health
Don’t specialize in one sport too young, get out and play multiple
Kids should participate in sports that involve full body fitness, cardiovascular health, and muscular health.
“Track and Field, running track is by far the most effective sport to improve everything else that you do.” JH @ 35:18
You always have to be careful about over training and fatigue which can lead to poor form, technique and injury
In any sport and life in general, sleep and nutrition are very important
“In season or in the moment, if you’re not getting enough sleep, your body is not going to heal adequately.” JH @ 41:15
What we put in your bodies has a huge effect on how they operate or even how they heal
We need to amplify our body’s natural healing process, not alter it.
EXPERT'S TIP JAR
What personal habit has contributed most to your successes?
Showing up, on time, coming in everyday and getting to be where you’re supposed to be.
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED?
Having solid fundamentals will carry you through so much more than just being really strong or really athletic. - Ron LARSEN
Wake up, sit there, make sure nothing hurts, warm up my feet, and take a freezing cold shower.
Plan ahead and don't break your habits, but if you have to be creative.
Finishing Medical School, four intense years of hard work.
ADD'S VALUE THROUGH:
Dr. Scott Nadler foundation (musculoskeletal research foundation)
Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine