"Strength training is a supplement to a runner's roadwork because it strengthens muscles and joints, which can improve race times and decrease injury risk." - Runner's World
It is well known that strength training plays a huge role when it comes to developing and improving as an athlete. Over the years I have done a little bit of strength stuff here and there, mind you random at home type stuff, but never had a proper gym session to follow. I believe that this has been a weakness of mine and quite possibly played a role in my most recent injury. While it is important to run a lot in order to improve, it is the little things on the side that help keep you healthy which in turn allows you to keep improving.
In saying that I am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Greg Howe and the Island Optimal Health and Performance Center. Greg is highly talented, well trained and the highest certified strength specialist at the center. With an athletic background as a former VIU Volleyball player, he understands the demands of training and the mindset of an athlete. I believe that this new partnership will bring me closer to achieving the goals I have set forth for myself in the upcoming years and trust me, they are big! I look forward to continuing to work with Greg and seeing first hand how he can help me with these goals. After only a few weeks I can already feel improvements (no lies).
To my Nanaimo friends, if you need a trainer, I highly suggest Greg. Feel free to contact me if you would like more info. On a side note, a huge thank you to Abe (owner), Greg and Curtis (manager) for this setting this up.