Athlete Factory Monthly Newsletter - August 2018

The Factory News

August 2018

This Month's Featured Athlete

Dan McIntosh
28 years old
Long Drive Golf Professional
Dan McIntosh, aka “Smackintosh”, is a long drive golf professional. He has been training at the Athlete Factory for a little over a year and has seen some significant improvements since joining our program.

In only the first 4 months of training with us, Dan went from 38th to 25th in the World Long Drive World Rankings and became the World’s Longest Left-Handed Golfer. “Learning to use my posterior chain muscles is truly responsible for the speed and power that has allowed me to not only hit the golf ball farther, but to be more consistent as well” says Dan. He believes what sets the Athlete Factory apart from other conditioning companies is “not only does the Athlete Factory have superior training techniques, but the sports therapists are all under the same roof which makes communication in planning training programs and therapy sessions a breeze for the athlete. The coaches are always seeking physical and mental information about how the athlete is feeling to guide a program with the athlete in mind to give them the best chance to succeed in both life and sport!”       

With 7 World Long Drive Championship appearances there are several memorable and successful moments in Dan’s career. One that stands out for him, however, is when he hit a 479 yard drive, currently the longest recorded drive by a left-handed golfer in competition, and to have it aired live on the Golf Channel. “While proudly wearing the Athlete Factory logo” he adds.  

Dan is very passionate and understands what it takes to be competitive, stating that “You will need to eat, live, breathe and sleep your craft.” Getting to travel the world for his sport has many perks, but it comes with its challenges as well, such as the difficulty in training consistently. But Dan has found ways to make up for that, which he is quick to share “Never underestimate the amount of mental training you can do while you are not physically training. Use your imagination and thoughts to work for you and picture what you want to accomplish, then go through every detail in your mind of how to achieve it. This will allow for significant improvements over shorter periods and once you do get to your “World Series” (whatever it may be) you will feel like you have already been there and all that is left is to do is achieve it! See it, believe it, achieve it!” With this attitude and commitment, we know Dan will continue to see much success in his career. 

Next up for Dan, he competes in the Volvik World Long Drive Championship at the end of the month and has his sights on being World Number 1 and World Champion Long Driver. Good luck Dan! 
Sports Therapy Clinic:
About GRASTON Technique® - Changing the way soft tissue
injuries are treated
The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue injury, scar tissue or chronic inflammation.
The instruments, like a tuning fork, resonate in the clinician’s hands to allow one to isolate adhesions and restrictions, and treat them precisely. When explaining the properties of the instruments, we often use the analogy of a stethoscope.
Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel.

On average, it requires 4 – 6 treatments to receive maximum benefit. The Graston Technique, originally designed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians and patients view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. To see if the Graston Technique is right for you, schedule an appointment with a member of our Sports Therapy Team!

Check out Some Outstanding Accomplishments from Our Athletes

"Mean" Hakeem Dawodu wins his first UFC fight in an unanimous decision victory over Austin Arnett.

Hannah Duguid is invited to the Whitecaps Regional Excel Centre in BC at the end of this month. She is also one of the eighteen chosen to represent Canada with the U15 National Soccer Team at the upcoming Concacaf Championships.

Mya Jones is also invited to the Whitecaps Regional Excel Centre in BC later this month to continue her soccer development.

Caleigh Boeckx is joining RICE University in the US to play NCAA Div 1 soccer.

Cole Davis and Nick Blevins are busy representing the Prairies Wolf Pack in the Canadian Rugby Championship, and soon head to France to compete with the Canadian Men's Rugby Team.

Shayla Zielke, of the Cascade Swim Club, competed at the Canadian Junior Championships in Winnipeg.

Jayden DavisDru Krebs and Kai Uchacz made the U16 Alberta Hockey Team short list, with the chance to represent Alberta at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Matthew Davis has signed with the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL.

Did we miss highlighting your accomplishment? Have a newsworthy 'win'?
Speak to your Lead Coach and they can ensure you are included in our next edition!
By the Numbers - July
1. Hockey     2. Soccer     3. Basketball

3 Double Leg Hop: Lucas Crichton (9.08 m) / Sadie Johnson (6.92 m)
10m Test: Brayden Baustad  (1.691 sec) / Hannah Duguid (1.712 sec)
30m Test: Brayden Baustad (4.044 sec) / Hannah Duguid (4.338 sec)
T-Test: Georgy Zhuravlev (7.119 sec) / Mari Hyde (7.917 sec)
PC Test: Brayden Baustad (50.75lengths) / Sarah Dunn (45.75 lengths)
Important Dates
August 11th at 2 pm 
August 27th at 8 pm

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