In today’s episode I am joined by Jon Thurston, a competitive curler and adaptive water skier. Jon and I chat about his journey as an athlete, his experience at the elite stage, even during the pandemic, and gain some of his top tips for all athletes, with both Olympic and Paralympic dreams.
Jon has an inspirational work ethic and commitment to his routines. He attributes much of his success to his ability to reflect on past performance to help dictate future training to be better than yesterday.
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- Working out from home and adjusting training during the pandemic
- It’s important to train for healthy shoulders; for both sport and life. Pre-game warm-ups reflect this.
- Goal setting is imperative and building a plan off of that
- Reflect on & review past performance to guide training/practice
- Fave practice drill: hit and then a draw combo
Key links mentioned:
- Beijing Bronze Medal Highlights
- How to Get Started –Wheelchair Curling
- Canadian Adaptive Water Skiing Program
- Curling Cares Calendar (#JonCares)
- Meet the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Program
- Connect with Jon on Instagram
- Active Living Physiotherapy in Peterborough
- Peterborough Curling Club
- Bobcaygeon Curling Club
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