I’ve been known to like the odd bevy while watching a little footy down at BMO Field, but as I approach my 34th birthday I can’t have a good night on the town without facing the consequences. I’m sure many of the fans at BMO face the same situation. So time to do something about the extra pounds…yes they can be confused with pints, but in this case less is better than more.
Starting in the next couple of weeks you will see a new segment on “Extra Time” called “Train Like a Pro with Paul Winsper.” Yes we’ve hired Toronto FC’s Strength and Conditioning Coach to show everyone at home some of the workouts Toronto FC do day in and day out to get in and stay in shape. The cool thing about all of these workouts is you don’t need a gym or expensive equipment…it’s all about the reps, intensity and working the six core groups of your body. Winsper has trained some of the top soccer players in the world…Alan Shearer, Michael Owen and David Beckham. He was a member of the staff when Bobby Robson was in charge at Newcastle United. Now, wait for it….he has the pleasure of training Lee Godfrey! When I sat in a producers meeting about this and said I had no problem being the guinea pig. Now I don’t want to say big mistake, because once I start seeing the benefits of the workouts I’m sure I’ll be happy I did this, but not right now. Am I EVER in PAIN! Friday was the first workout and Sunday after coming home from Canada’s World Cup Qualifying match in Montreal I could not move my arms.
Once I get into the routine and about a week or so into it Paul has told me most of the pain will go away once your body adjusts to the workouts. In the end though for all of the Carlsberg section people at TFC games it takes just 20 minutes a day and 80 minutes out of the week to go on a program used by the players at Toronto FC. My girlfriend probably won’t mistake me for David Beckham walking through the door in 8 weeks (he has more tattoos), but she and I will both see a huge difference in my weight, tone and energy level and that’s what it is all about……and no the cameras have not caught me throwing up…not yet anyway.
Lee Godfrey brings an extensive amount of soccer broadcast experience to GolTV where he is the host of the station’s original Canadian news program Extra Time.