Ways to Progress Strength

Building strength the right way can be slightly challenging. Where do you start? What’s best for you? These are all questions I can’t answer directly, but I can certainly assist in the process from a more general sense. Most people lack connection and mobility so that’s a great place to Read more…

“From 50-1900”

“From 50-1900” Chapter 1 – “Show time” I showed up half an hour early for my morning swim, misremembering what time the team swim ended on Saturday mornings. As I waited, I sat relaxed, prepared but anxious. I watched 10-20 year old swimmers training for greatness. The teams coach, standing Read more…

Olympian Sekou Kaba

Sekou Mohamed Kaba is a Guinean-Canadian hurdler who competes in the 110 meter hurdles. Sekou competed at his first Olympics in 2016 in Rio, and has professionally competed internationally over the past 6 years. Sekou and I discuss his journey from a Third World Country, to becoming a Canadian Olympian. His Read more…

Month 2 Analysis of THE BR365DAYCHALLENGE – Kickboxing & PowerLifting

The idea behind these challenges, are they are meant to suck in some form, whether it be mentally, or physically exhausting. I literally based my choices on this criteria. Will it suck? Perfect.

“The suck” is perfect because when this occurs, I must implement grit and learn to embrace discomfort. By doing this I can reap the rewards of long term fulfillment and inspire others (the purpose of the challenge).

Traditionally, boxing/kickboxing training would fall under this category very easily for most, but this was something I more so enjoyed, than disliked. Hell, I was training kickboxing 4 days a week for 4 months prior to this month’s challenge and lifting weights since I was 15 years old.  But let’s be honest, 31 days straight is a much larger task and much greater challenge than 4 days per week of kickboxing or simply just working out. But I suppose being a young, motivated, energetic individual helped carry me through the month quite agreeably. (more…)

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