Episode 43: Innovation & Attention to Detail, with Paralympian Jon Thurston 1280 720 Stephanie Thompson

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.

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the Holiday Reset, check out the list of Holiday Gifts for the curler in your life, and Jons Link for the Curling Cares Calendar (#JonCares)

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Key points

  • 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

 

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Don’t miss out on these past episodes:

Episodes 40, 41 & 42 Brushing Intervals for you & your team

Episode 26: It’s not how you train, it’s how you recover, with Melissa Doldron

Episode 23: Teach, test & repeat with Terri Weeks

 

To stay as up-to-date as possible, make sure to join the Empowered Performance newsletter and to follow me on Instagram at @empoweredperformance

 

Take care,

 

Coach Steph

Providing tools & education to move better & improve performance. Proudly Canadian.

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Episode 43: Innovation & Attention to Detail, with Paralympian Jon Thurston

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Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson

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R.Kin, B.Ed, CSEP-CPT, Competition Development Coach in training, 200 RYT in training
On & Off Ice rehab & performance training. Providing tools and education to move better & play better.

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