Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jeux Canada Games Team NB

Congratulations to Proto athletes Ian and Cameron on making the alpine ski team which will be representing New Brunswick next month at the Canada Games in Prince George.

They've trained hard over the past couple of years, and made drastic improvements in their strength, power and control.  So far this season, they've been racing well, and I'm expecting them to put up some excellent race times in the GS.  Slalom is an event where they typically perform well and the Canada Games should be no different.   I'm anticipating Ian and Cameron to surprise a lot of the competition in the the Super G.  Traditionally, maritimers to do not do well in this event as there aren't any hills in the region that are big enough to support a Super G course.  To overcome this, these skiers along with the New Brunswick team, have traveled to some larger hills and participated training camps there.  It is because of this quality practice coupled with the specific training we've been doing in the weight room that I expect both Ian and Cameron to do well in the event.

Make us proud, guys!

Friday, October 17, 2014

AAA Bantam Hockey Stacked With Proto S&C Athletes.

Jaxon, Brayden, Rylan, Jarrett, JD, Dalton, Caleb, Alex, Andrew, and Thomas all current or former athletes training with Proto Strength & Conditioning, reached their goal of making a Bantam AAA hockey team.  Thomas and JD were picked up by the Saint John Sea Dogs, while the others went to the KV kings.

Good luck this year, guys!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mount A Mounties Developmental Player of the Year

A big congratulations goes out to Mike Bettle, a rookie with the Mount Allison University football team, who won the Developmental Player of the Year Award.  This comes as little surprise to his former strength and conditioning coach, Proto's own Cory Goodman, who said: "Mike is not what you'd call a 'gifted athlete'.  What sets him apart is his, drive, work ethic and desire to perfect technique.    He worked hard on the field and in the weight room to get Mount A to notice him.  Now that he's there, he surely giving them the same impression –that eagerness and 'coachability'– he gave me."

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Provincial Champions!

Congratulations to Ben, Nolan, Byron, Jeff, and Brendan (and coach Goodman, too). NBIAA AA football champions!

Monday, April 1, 2013

More Athlete Success!

UPDATE: Chandler and Sarah were competitive at Nationals and moved up about 10 places over last years results!

UPDATE: Jarrett and Rylan made it through the weekend with six straight wins to capture the Southern Championship trophy and are moving on to Provincials this weekend!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

South Western New Brunswick's Top Athletes

A big congratulations goes out to Proto Strength & Conditioning athlete Chandler, who not only qualified for the short track speed skating national championships, he set yet another personal best this season (at least his third!) and made the provincial funding standard.  Sarah, who's been on the podium for every New Brunswick race this season and a few in Quebec also qualified for the nationals next week in Montreal.

Jarrett, after collecting his 6th shut out of the season (and they still only play him half the time!) was named to the all-star team.  His team mate Rylan, now fully recovered after a broken forearm early in the season, is back to scoring goals and has been invited to join the summer elite team.

In other news, Mike signed his commitment letter to Mount Alison University, and is making big gains by as he's training hard to get on the field for the Mounties this fall.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Philly Cheese Steak

4 slices of fresh cooked roast beef*
1/2 a small onion
small handful of mushrooms
1/2 a bell pepper (green is traditional, but red, orange, and yellow are a sweet variation)
mild cheese (like Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, or Cheddar)  For a kick, try blue cheese instead.

Heat a bit of oil in a large frying pan, over medium-high heat.  Cut up the veggies and add to the pan.  After a couple of minutes, push veggies to the perimeter, and lay beef slices into the pan.  Flip the meat after one minute. One minute later, break up the meat a bit and stir the entire contents.

Toast a large bun, if that’s how you plan on eating this.

Push the beef and veggies together in the centre of the pan.  Add some of your favorite BBQ sauce, and grate (or slice) a bit of cheese on top of that. Turn off the burner.

When the cheese melts, but before it drips through the rest, serve the whole lot on a bun, or wrap.

*Get this from Jeremiah’s Deli in the Saint John City Market, unless you're fortunate enough to have some leftovers.  Alternatively, you could use about 100g of ultra-thin steak but it’ll take a bit longer.  In a pinch, processed cold-cut roast beef could be used but it won’t be anywhere near as good.