Having a wee discussion with @alex.viada at Complete Human Performance, earlier about recent injuries and set-backs etc. and it got me to thinking about the changes I’ve made over the last 2 years.
When we (Alex, @dorazioanthony and I) sat down to discuss direction and goals, I’d gotten to a point, post reconstructive knee surgery/post shoulder surgery/post back surgery, where I’d just stopped trying.
I knew I was in a shit state and I was living in a training malaise where, after so much time on the operating table and in rehab, I’d become totally disengaged from meaningful exercise.
2 years down the line, with these two coaches at my side, I’ve made some pretty steady progress, I think you’ll agree.
What’s awesome about this is, we’ve never tried to ‘bulk’ or stack on muscle etc. and my training has been focussed around extreme endurance events with The Celtman Extreme Triathlon and one of Britain’s toughest winter 100m Ultramarathons, The Arc Of Attrition under my belt.
Currently, I’m training for a near 300m run with a 2 week break before another 150m, attempting to put in some worlds firsts in terms of back to back events. Later in 2018 we’re looking at a double extreme Ironman and then hopefully a 500m Arctic crossing!
Yet, I think it’s fair to say, concurrent ‘Hybrid’ training has allowed me to transform my physique for the better. Overall posture is solid, injuries are few (although unfortunately currently significant with a broken leg) and my physical capabilities are now truly better than they’ve ever been.
Final bit of interesting information here, in the ‘before’ pics, I’m 76kgs and now (41yrs old) I’m 72kgs 🙂
While I’m sat here with a leg in a moonboot, it’s nice to reflect on how far forward I’ve moved rather than this brief obstacle 🙂
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