A Day with James ‘Thinker’ Smith and Mike Guadango

If you don’t recognise either of the two guys above then you’re probably in the wrong game. Either that or you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere and haven’t been doing the extra reading that you probably should have been doing! Anyway if you don’t know then you NEED to know so get a pen handy and jot some important details down.

We’re hooking you guys up with a one off opportunity to get down and dirty with two of the BEST in the business. We’re talking about James ‘Thinker’ Smith of www.powerdevelopmentinc.com and Mike Guadango of www.freakstrength.com.

Mike will be speaking about his road to learning (realisation of training) from starting out as a young athlete with Joe Defranco to his position now as top level Strength Coach. James will be presenting on Sports Program Management. We suggest you bring a pad and some pens and be ready to write things down. Some of this will blow your mind – you have been advised!  There will be Q&A sessions after both guys have completed their presentations.

So who will this be of benefit to; Any SERIOUS athlete, coach, personal trainer or weekend warrior seeking to learn and progress their knowledge and be the best they can be NEEDS to hear what these guys have to say. We have LIMITED PLACES left on this seminar so if you want in then make sure you drop us a e-mail to info@strengthandperformance.co.uk ASAP!

The cost for the day is £150 –  a pretty small investment in return for the priceless knowledge and experience these guys will bring to the table.

Look forward to seeing you there,

Team S&P


UKSA 2012 Results

It’s been a good while since we’ve posted up anything on the S&P blog. Things have been absolutely CRAZY over the last 6 months but it’s been a wild ride! Anyway, we thought we would get things cracking again by recapping what was a most totally excellent day last Saturday; UKSA. Here’s how s**t went down!

We had a grand total of 53 athletes who rocked up on the day in the pursuit of becoming ‘UK’s Strongest Athlete 2012’. The atmosphere was AWESOME (we didn’t expect anything less)! People came from far a field as Cardiff and Edinburgh and boy did they bring it! The cool thing is the event has doubled in size since last year  and we can’t wait to make next years UKSA even bigger and more baddass!

The winners in each category:

Ladies – Sarah Jones

Under 90’s – Nas Al Jafari

Over 90’s – Martin Mrzena

It was damn close but in the end these guys emerged as victors and it and well earned victors at that!

Other notable performances were from Connor Rice who’s battle with the medley was epic to say the least. It brought the house down when the 140kg sled finally crossed the finish line! Sarah O’neils display of technique and brute shoulder strength in the Axel Clean & Press was a thing to behold while returning Over 90’s champ Liam McCrea displayed tremendous heart, soldiering on in the farmers walk despite picking up a back injury!

We had a great time hosting such a kick-ass group of athletes and we’re looking forward to 2013! We will be sure to release details of dates as soon as we have figured out when it’s going to go down again so make sure you stay posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Download the results here. The points in blue are for that event. The points in red are the total points after each round.


Women’s final events

Under 90’s

Under 90’s final events

Over 90’s

Over 90’s final events

Till the next time then…

Once again a big thanks to our sponsors MyProtein, Canterbury and Wolverson Fitness, without you this day would not have been made possible.