Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Building Strength and Endurance

Excellent strength and unbeatable endurance are two characteristics of a high profile athlete. Both of these attributes are often accompanied by explosiveness. These physical qualities can be built and expanded upon, but it requires consistent training, determination and mental toughness. No pain, no gain.

Jason Noel, a successful high profile personal trainer in Vancouver British Columbia emphasizes these qualities in his training philosophy, and he epitomizes them in his own personal life. At roughly 5`10, 180lbs, Mr. Noel is what you call a powerhouse.

Observe The General at work, getting it DONE.

Jason N 20RM Squat (275lbs) from Crossfit Optimum Performance on Vimeo.

Whether you`re an athlete in training, or you just want to improve your physique or personal fitness level, this guy can help you achieve your personal goals.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Miami Heat Ice Cold

It must be a tough situation in the Miami Heat locker-room right now. It's almost official at this point that the Big 3 is actually only the Big 2, with Bosh being the odd man out. But to me, the problem isn't that the Heat can't beat the best teams in the league, I don't expect them to be able to do that, they're still a work in progress.

The problem is that no one in the league is scared of the Heat right now. Even with their star power, teams don't appear the least bit intimidated, because of the way they play. Teams expect and can live with James and Wade getting theirs, because it's never a guarantee the Heat will pull it out even if James and Wade light it up.

Orlando proved that when came back after being down by 24 to upset the Heat in what used to be D Wade's house. When is Spoelstra going draw up a play for Wade at the end of the game? Not sure Bosh taking a 30 footer is the best option Coach!

After the Spurs took Miami to the Woodshed tonight in a game that was never close, you have to wonder...What's wrong with the Heat?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ESPN Shattered Dreams Interview

Let me first begin by making a slight correction, I'm not actually 5'10, in fact in my college ball days I was listed at *cough* 6'0...I'm probably closer to 6'1, but my shoulders slope, and I've been told I look as tall as 6'2 on weekends, just to clarify...

So in the span of less than a week, suddenly this video goes viral... why? Was it because I broke the glass on a MISSED dunk while trying to show off/inspire the 14 and 15 year old St Patrick's HS team I coach?

They see me dunk it, and they see I'm not that tall, they think they can do that too, and I NEVER EVER tell them that they can't do or accomplish something/anything.

Maybe it's funny for other reasons...Wait, check that, not only did I break the glass and MISS the dunk, but I landed flat on my back and probably (if not for the grace of God) should have broke my neck...AGAIN! ...It's pretty damn FUNNY!

You know, I've been asked why this whole thing is so popular, and I don't know why. It probably means something different to everyone who watches it. To me, it's hilarious. I get a kick out of everyone's reaction to it. Perhaps one of the funniest reactions I've heard about, was apparently, someone wished that glass landed in my eye. LOL. It didn't, but I appreciate the love. Lol.

In all the inspirational sports screenplays I create and love there's always one theme that is consistent :

People love to watch someone try really, really hard to achieve something and then fall FLAT on their face...or in my back. But you know what people love even more? They love it when you bounce back. Everyone loves the comeback. That's a fundamental part of every sports movie. Maybe people like it because my back bounced when it hit the floor.

Oh and btw, people have been asking me what I was thinking in mid air...Aside from expletives...At around 11 seconds, I was thinking

"I'm the biggest stud and loser all at the same time"

And then I remember I was slightly confused as to how that was possible.

Back Board Breaking Dunk FAIL

When I'm not locked in my home office busting out inspirational sports screenplays, I coach a junior boys (Grades 9-10) basket-ball team at St. Patrick's Secondary school in Vancouver British Columbia. Great school, unbelievably awesome kids. But what happens when the team asks Coach Boateng, AKA Johnny SHOWtang, AKA Johnny Blaze to throw down one dunk for them? Of course he says NO at first..."He doesn't dunk on request"

"Please coach, just one. Please, you promised"

No, not today, sorry guys...Wait a that a SLOW CLAP y'all just broke out?

Trying to be like Mike

I was so thrilled to have the privileged to be in a commercial spot promoting the Jordan XX2 shoe. Like most kids born in the 80's, I grew up idolizing MJ, and wanted to be like him in every way. Minus the tongue wagging stuff, I was never about that.
By the time I got a chance to do this spot, I still had some hops, but they were slowly fading.

Jordan XX2 Evade Commercial Spot

Getting above the rim is easy. You just run and jump and it's simple...That is, until you get a little older. But you always think, you'll never get older, you'll always be able to do things like this...

Dream Hops

There was a time when the legs always felt fresh, there was always bounce in the stride and swagger in every step. There was a time when it didn't matter where that ball was, you just go get it, and bring it down...With Authority. Every-time. Let's take a walk down memory lane...

Feeling For Baron Davis

When a top tier player gets traded to one of the worst teams in the league, to a coach that he doesn't get along with, and to a city that he'll probably hate, you have to assume it's a personal jab at that player from the GM, and from the organization.

One day Baron was throwing lobs to the sky, the next he's staring up at the sky asking "why"...

That's exactly what the Clippers did to Baron Davis. Check out this piece on, that talks about how the Clippers traded Baron Davis to Basket-Ball Hell.

NBA Trades Recap

In the span of one year the NBA has completely revamped itself. If I had a crystal ball, I think it would tell me that with Kendrick Perkins, Kevin Durant and OKC Thunder are the team of the future in the West. Still don't know what Boston was thinking.

But then again, would it surprise anyone if more superstars joined together elsewhere? Does it really look like Chris Paul is having fun? Maybe the Big Apple is calling his name too.

Here's a look at the 2011 NBA trade recap from an article on