It seems that anyone with over 5,000 followers on Instagram is an ambassador for at least one brand. But how do you know which brands will present the best opportunities for you?
I love competing in a pairs format, but this was the first time doing it with a female partner. Tara Watkins and I combined for the first time since throwing down together as part of a Strength in Depth qualifier workout and the main competition as part of a larger team. We are similar level athletes who want to push each other to get better results, and so we fit together nicely as a pair. What I lack in leg strength Tara more than makes up and what she may lack in shoulder strength I try my best to make up. We’re both pretty rounded athletes, but neither of us are great at hanging from a bar for a sustained period of time. We are yet to truly test each other’s strengths and weaknesses as a team, but this was a good place to start. This was my first competition at my new home Form Leeds, and I was fired up to throwdown there.
After wearing my Adidas Adipower shoes out through rigorous CrossFit, it was time for an upgrade. The Adidas Leistung 2’s are beautiful, but do they live up to their name and is the additional 4.8mm of heel a help or hinderance?