IGCT Episode #208: Brian Jordan - “Buyers Beware”

May 18, 2017

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Brian is approaching nearly 20 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach. Sixteen years of those years were spent in Professional Baseball with the Detroit Tigers and the Colorado Rockies Organizations. He served in the roles of the Major League strength and conditioning coach and Minor League strength and conditioning coordinator for the Colorado Rockies and as a Minor League strength and conditioning coach for the Detroit Tigers.

In the years before his position in professional baseball, Jordan served as a strength and conditioning coach for the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at the United States Naval Academy (1998). He had the opportunity to work with a variety of sport teams and athletes in both settings.

A native of Prospect Harbor, ME, Jordan received his BS in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College, Springfield, MA, where also he was a pitcher on the baseball team for four years. He is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC*D), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (NSCA). Along with his NSCA membership, he is a member of the Colligiate and Professional Sports Dieticians Association (CPSDA), an international member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and former longtime member of the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS), where he also served as the NL Minor League Representative and the NL Major League Representative over a 10 year span.

After nearly 20 years working with professional and amateur athletes and organizations in the field of sports science and nutrition, Brian has a new opportunity at NSF International where he works with professional and amateur sports leagues as an educator of dietary supplements and the NSF Certified for Sport® certification program. Brian's diverse background in athletics, sports science and dietary supplements makes for a unique perspective that he conveys in his many speaking engagements.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
What the NSF is, and why should we be concerned.
Should we supplement.
How best to educate ourselves on a ever changing market.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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