Well just under a year So in just under a year since graduating I’ve worked at two different gyms, for one university team, and I started my own business. Pretty solid year. What have I learned from all that experience? I'm not totally sure where to start because it's all muddled up in my head, but I will try and make sense of it. The first and obvious thing is that I am now acutely aware of how unprepared I was coming out of university and how little I knew. If it hadn’t been for my own training, internships, and rugby coaching I would be far worse off than I am now. A kin degree is a great foundation, but without any opportunity to apply that knowledge most of what I learned in my undergrad is gone. Now that’s also my own fault because I am still trying to have a career as an [...]
Training while Sick Should you do it? What should you do? Is sweating it out a real thing? So I've been on death's door the last few days with a serious case of the sickness that shall not be named (whispers: Man Flu!) Now I believe that this is a culmination of a number of things, one being actually sick for a week or so but being in denial and working and training through it, and two all the personal stress that has be mounting in my life lately which included some massive changes like me having to move and find a new place to live. Now I am a firm believer that the condition of our bodies is a direct reflection of the events and stresses that are happening at that exact time. This latest bout of illness I believe was my bodies way of telling me that I needed to shut it down, [...]
So this is the first blog on my new website and I thought I would talk about something that I have been doing for the last 4 weeks. Intermittent fasting. This is a concept that I had heard about in some university lectures and through some friends and athletes that I have worked with but only discussed it in passing and didn't give it much thought. That is until Jason Marshall, retired national team tight head arrived here in London for a brief stint and decided to come and join us on the Mustangs rugby coaching staff. Jason is a big proponent of intermittent fasting, he has done it during his time as a professional and now since his rugby playing days are over it has helped him to drop down from 260 to 230 lbs. Naturally this spiked my interest. You see, food and diet has always been a huge vice for me [...]
Another great week of power hours @empowerconditioning on the books. The Friday crew started with conditioning and finished with a gun run (because what else do you do on Fridays) getting ready for a hard earned Thanksgiving long weekend.
Oct 1, 2016 Introducing SPEAR Strength and Conditioning, a London Ontario based strength coach working at Empower Conditioning and Western University Mens Rugby Team, check us out on Facebook and Instagram @spear_strength and SPEAR Strength and Conditioning