1HP Welcomes Jake Middleton, HealthgameFAQS | HPFORGAMERS #5

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Hello everyone!

I am happy to announce Jake Middleton, CEP, CPT (@EsportTrainer) will be our first EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST IN THE HORDE! He will be joining our staff and work with me to help professional teams stay healthy & optimize their performance.

In this episode we introduce Jake as our first Exercise Physiologist and go just like the last episode answer common questions we have received through our work with gamers – AKA HEALTHGAMEFAQS

In Today’s Episode We’ll Learn:

  • Jake’s Background – History in gaming, Fitness & Recovery Coach, COMPETITIVE HALO PLAYER
  • Exercise and its impact on performance – Jake’s research study
  • How can exercise impact gaming performance? Brief discussion about my study with CLG players
  • Jake’s goal with 1HP – development as a professional
  • Jake’s go to random-tip for gamers: STAY HYDRATED, keep a water jug/bottle next to you
  • What is something weird he believes in that other people might think is insane?
  • Why is physical fitness important in esports?
  • Three primary categories of fitness: Exercise, nutrition and sleep
  • First step to take as a gamer? Incorporating movement
  • Adherence as an initial primary goal in esports
  • Quick Summary of importance of physical fitness and practical recommendations
  • What do I do if I have shoulder pain when I game?
  • Primary Contributing factors for should pain, 3 things for you to consider


  • Brief case study of external rotation of the shoulder in gaming
  • Exercise Recommendations for shoulder
  • Final Wrap Up


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His journey in gaming

Hello everyone! I’m a fitness & recovery coach that has been working in esports since 2015. I have been a gamer for just about all my life and I first got into esports back in 2006 with competitive Halo 2. When Halo 3 released in 2008, I began competing in tournaments and continued competing with Halo Reach and Halo 4. In college, I got the idea to merge my passions of esports and fitness as there was a lack of proper training and information around health and wellness in the space. This led me to do my senior research project on “The Effects of Exercise Programming on Competitive Video Game Performance” which I presented at the first UCI Esports Research Conference in 2018. After graduating with my degree in exercise science, I started my first business project Esports Performance Lab and began working with players and teams in my hometown of Kansas City, MO. In the summer of 2017, I partnered with Acer Predator to help build the Acer Predator Training Room – a digital content hub that provides physical, mental, and strategic insights to help gamers elevate their game. At the beginning of 2019, I rebranded to Esports Trainer which is now my personal brand and business that has allowed me to work with some of the best gamers in the world. My mission is to bridge the gap between esports and fitness helping players improve their performance and health through training, education and research. As of whole, I want to support a healthy esports community, professionalize the esports industry, eliminate negative stereotypes around gamers, and help develop a culture of health and wellness in esports.

I’m excited to be a staff member with 1HP working with great people to make a positive impact on the community and continue to develop myself as a trainer and coach to better serve the players and teams I work with.



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