The time has come.
For the vast majority of my career I have kept my head down and worked. I didn’t enjoy being in the spot light even though I was put in it time after time. I have worked as a therapist or strength trainer with many famous names and studied under many great experts. My friends and colleagues have always tried to push me to write more or speak up when information is presented online that is plain inaccurate or dumb. I always found an excuse which usually was “I’m too busy” or “I don’t like social media”. I started my own sports science facility in Toronto, Canada that focuses on providing the diagnosis of injury and performance deficiencies. We use true 3D motion capture and a research grade force plate. I was lucky to work at some of the top sports science centers in the world and I am grateful to have such great mentors. I recruited some of the smartest people I know, bought the best technology I could find, and put together a place I’m fucking proud of. No detail was spared. The Performance Lab was born. Years later, we continue to excel at what we do and are looking to grow and help expand science in sport.
So myself and the team are starting to write. I’m enjoying it. We spend our days at the Lab with our heads down but now we are starting to do our own research and writing. Yes we are typically wearing jeans, tees and vans. Yes we are covered in ink. And yes we have insanely high IQs and have read every study related to anything you can name. We are outside the box thinkers and we like it that way. And we plan on showcasing what we do in a bit of an out of the box kind of way. Over the next few months we plan on releasing our findings. No I won’t tell you what we are working on just now. And we will start taking on issues and topics in the field that we see as poorly done or just plain bullshit.
Here we go.