At The Breed Project I am all about helping you stand out from the norm no matter what field you are in. This aim is all the more challenging in professional sport where many Breeds lurk. One man with serious Breed potential was Curtis Wilson yet a fast food diet was hampering his progress. This season Curt has knuckled down and, with a little guidance from The Breed Project, has made some big changes. These have culminated in an explosive start to the season and, as the picture shows, some welcome changes in the mirror. Curt has rocketed to the top of the try scoring charts and has attracted plenty of interest. I caught up with him fresh off the back of a hatrick to find out what changes he made in pre-season and how these were working for him
What were your aims for the season?
My initial goal was to drop body fat which happened pretty quickly. Then it was all about getting fitter so that I can have more involvements in games.
How did you change things through pre-season to help you reach these goals?
The biggest change was getting to grips with my diet, previously I had got by on fast food and snacked on sweets. I changed this under guidance from The Breed Project and moved to a more Paleo style diet focused on wholefoods. Since then my energy levels, fitness and recovery all increased significantly.
What does a typical day look like in terms of training and diet?
First thing in the morning I have a coffee with coconut oil and thick cream, I then head to the gym for our weights session followed by sprints or ball skills. I have a whey protein shake after this for recovery then head to lunch at the club. Lunch consists of meat and vegetables, the night before I would have stocked up on my carbohydrates dependant on how hard the training was likely to be. After lunch we have a skills based, rugby session with fitness and game based practice. After this I have something with fast sugars such as a lucozade. My evening meal consists of some sort of meat, vegetables and, depending on how hard the following day is likely to be, some carbs such as white rice or potatoes.
What numbers have you put up in the gym and track so far?
Bench - 145kg
Squat - 200kg
Power clean - 140kg
10m sprint - 1.6s
30m sprint - 3.96s
England anaerobic test - 212
What advice would you give to others wanting to become a successful athlete?
Get your diet sorted so that you can make the best of yourself. Then just work hard!
Steak fried in kerrygold butter, asparagus, spinach and peppercorn sauce
Favourite workout music?
Ricky 'Rozayy' Ross
Favourite day off activity?
The cinema. Even better on my own!
Favourite boots and gym shoes?
I switch between Nike Mercurials and Addidas RS7s. I wear converse in the gym!
You can find Curt on Twitter @curtis_wilson and Instagram @curtis_wilson11 and watch out for him popping up on Breed Project feeds too.