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#39 Why You Should Listen To Your Body with Reid HALL

#39 Why You Should Listen To Your Body with Reid HALL

Former Canadian national team beach volleyball player, personal trainer, degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and business owner.

On today’s show, we will be discussing mobility and flexibility as an athlete. We will touch on areas we might be doing wrong, topics and techniques we may not have thought of, and things that we can be doing without any professional guidance. Reid provides numerous hands-on take-aways that we can put into action NOW to help our training and preparation to become the best athlete we can be. Finally, we will delve into the mind and how focus and mindfulness play a large role in ensuring an effective and productive fitness routine.  

#33 World Champion At Age 23... What Now? with Trofym ANDERSON

#33 World Champion At Age 23... What Now? with Trofym ANDERSON

Athlete Case Study: Rower for George Washington University; 3 High school National Championships; Winner of 2 Canadian Henleys; 2014 World Champion at coxed four; Under 23 senior Developmental Team for Canada

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March 12, 2015

Trofym ANDERSON - Team Canada World Champion Rower | Beyond Athletic Podcast
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BACKGROUND

On today’s show, Trofym will tell us about his journey from where we was as a young kid, to how he got to where he is now. He will share his experiences as an “obese” young boy who was pushed to the limit at an early age and became an elite rower and received multiple scholarship offers from the United States. He explains WHY he decided to compete and receive and education in the US instead of staying home in Canada. We will get many lessons from today’s episode as Trofym expresses the importance of Never giving up and always making sure you are “10x better.”

BIO

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PERSONAL QUOTE:
“You always gotta make sure you are 10x better than the next guy.”
-John Ruscitti

Key Mentors in his life:

  • John Ruscitti: His high-school coach that pushed him through and helped him overcome the adversity of being an undersized rower

  • His Uncle Harry (ex-NHL Player): Trofym was obese at an early age and his uncle got him up early in the mornings at 5am and pushed him to the limit

Key Discussion Points:

  • When was one of your biggest struggles?

  • When was your lightbulb moment?

  • When was your proudest moment in life so far?

  • Why did you choose to go to a US college over a Canadian College?

Key Lessons:

  • You can change if you want to, its all about taking that first step

“My biggest lesson was just never giving up no matter what.” TA @ 16:12

  • Nothing ever comes easy, you have to work hard always

  • We don’t always know our talents or what we are good at until we branch out and try different things

  • Sometimes we need to stop what we are doing, look at our situation and ask ourselves what we are willing to do to get what we truly want

“It was that day that I said...‘I gotta stop what I’m doing. I gotta revamp everything, I gotta look at my training..I gotta get a strict week program..I needed to get serious with my training..it all started there.” TA @ 24:19

  • Once we make the decision to make a positive change, we should never look back

  • If you’re serious about whatever you’re doing, demand more of yourself, put a plan together, and associate yourself with the best

  • Winning at the highest level comes with struggle and obstacles along the way

“It’s not because we won, but its because during the 9 years to get there, there were just so many obstacles and so many miserable days.” TA @ 27:15

  • Having a champion like mindset means you know you can always push to be better

  • When choosing a school for your sport, it's important to think about what you truly want out of it

“In trying to choose where I wanted to go… ‘ do I want to go to a massive, already established team, and maybe be the guy that helps continue to make the team as good as it is..or do I want to come to a smaller team at George Washington..take them from the absolute bottom, to now finishing 14th in the country last year.” TA @ 36:51

  • If we stay in our comfort zone, we will stay where we are; you have to get a little uncomfortable in order to improve

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TROFYM’S TIP JAR

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Nothing is impossible

One thing you like to do when you come to a new arena to compete?
Walk around really slow and look at everything, become comfortable with the area

Sleep & Morning ritual:
In bed by 9 or 10pm, wake up at 5am, stare out the window..check my phone, 2 shots of espresso; 20 minutes to get ready, bike to practice, 20 minutes of core stretching; row for 90min-2hours; get home and have breakfast. “Maximize your day by starting early.” -TA

One way you’d like to improve yourself as a person?
Reading more and further educate myself

One tip on how to live a little bit healthier?
Planning; writing down a weekly plan on Sundays

Knowing everything you know now and having all the resources now available (ESS, Beyond Athletic Podcasts, Mentors), if you had a do over, what would you do differently?
I would have started rowing the single earlier; challenged myself as it was something that I always avoided

INFO

Past/Current Teams:
Current: George Washington University Men’s Rowing; also Under 23 Men’s Canadian Team
Past: Canadian Junior National Rowing Team

Mentioned:
Ontario, Canada
Canada
E.L Crossley High School
Canadian Henleys
2010 Junior World Championships.
University of California
British Columbia
George Washington

2013 Under 23 World Championships
2014 World Championship
Olympics
Under 23 Senior Development Team
Sports Management
International Olympic Committee in Switzerland
John Ruscitti
George Washington University Men’s Rowing
Under 23 Men’s Canadian Team
Canadian Junior National Rowing Team

Resources:
Tim Ferriss; Speed Reading
Audible.com


 

Follow Trofym:
Twitter


Parting Pieces of Wisdom

"10x better, that’s the way you gotta approach everything, this goes for any sport...even if you’re in a sport that doesn’t require as much cardio or is more technique based..always being able to improve...always FINDING and area you can improve on" -Trofym Anderson

 

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#18 Never Just An Athlete with Tabi LOVE

Photo Credit:  Blaine Ohigashi | © Beyond Athletic 2014-2015

Photo Credit:  Blaine Ohigashi | © Beyond Athletic 2014-2015

#18 Never Just An Athlete with Tabi LOVE

Athlete Case Study: A Canadian National Team + NCAA All American + Pro Volleyball Player 
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January 3, 2014

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BACKGROUND

I was researching Tabi and she just seamed like such a great person to have on because of some interviews I found online... Boy, was she ever a fantastic guest! Listen now and below's some info about her + show notes. :) -Ryan Jay Owens

BIO

Tabitha Ashly Love

Born:        11-09-1991
Height:         cm
Weight:         kg
Spike reach:     cm
Block reach:     cm
Position:    Receiving Spiker, Opposite Spiker

From small town in Manitoba, Canada. Oldest of 4 children. Started playing volleyball at age 12. First attended the University of Minnesota. Was named Most Outstanding Player of the region in the Elite Eight my freshman year. After my sophomore year I transferred to UCLA. In my junior year we won the national championship and I was named PAC 12 honorable mention. In my senior year I was named First Team All American, PAC 12 team, AVCA All Pacific a Regional team, NCAA POW. Next I went to PR to play professionally. I was named to the PR All Star Team. For the 2013-2014 year I played in Poland. Finished the first half the season leading in kills and points but then got injured. Played with the national team this past summer and was named MVP and Best Spiker at the World Championship Qualifications. Now I play in Baku!

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MOST GRATEFUL TODAY FOR:

Volleyball as a vehicle & her family!

PERSONAL QUOTE:

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood." - Stephen Covey

MOST INFLUENTIAL MENTOR(S) IN HER LIFE: 

Her Father (He's also her first coach)

Key Discussion Points:

  • What’s her story and how she got into sports?
  • How has she failed?
  • When she realized what she wanted to do?
  • What is she most excited about?

Key Lessons:

  • COMING SOON
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ATHLETE'S TIP JAR

What was holding her back from becoming better?


How She gets rid of negative thoughts:


Sleep & Morning ritual: 

How does she adjust to a new city and/or team?
 

Recommended Book:
 

Name THE person you feel has been MOST influential in your life to reach higher and be better?
Father (Her coach also)

A learning resource you love to use...
I love reading books on nutrition, for example "It Starts With Food" or "Animal Vegetable Miracle"

Give a tool/habit you love to use to stay healthy:
Practicing yoga and breathing techniques for relaxation

A useful tool or tip for eating on the go -OR- for traveling in general?
Planning ahead and packing foods that will allow you to feel comfortable and confident regardless of your location

Most Grateful For:
 

Key Person In Her Life:
 

INFO

Charity/Organizations They Add Value to:
I really enjoy running camps in the summers while I am back at home. I love giving back to the community that raised me. I also enjoy being able to donate shirts, shorts, extra knee pads, bags, jackets, etc. to the woman's shelter after each season. We are always given so much!

Business/Work:
Pro Volleyball

Past/Current Teams: 
(Baku, Azerbaijan)

Recommended Guest:
 

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Definition of BEING Beyond Athletic?

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