| Ep 519 – James Simpson Soldier Turned Wheelchair Rugby League Star

Author / Christopher McQuilkin

1 Hour 4 Min Listen

Losing both legs was life-changing, not life-ending

James Simpson, ex-soldier turned England wheelchair rugby league star and World Cup ambassador joins John and Tex to talking training, mindset, and finding yourself through competition. Over a decade ago, Simpson lost both legs plus three fingers and the muscle from his right forearm in an IED explosion while serving with the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan. James is a leader empowering his performance on the pitch through a unique perspective on training. Learn how he adjusts the Power Athlete Methodology to ensure he meets the demands of wheelchair rugby league and aims to elevate his teammates and all those around him.

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Follow James Simpson and his training on social @jamessimpson.4. Go England!

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Christopher McQuilkin

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Former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder, 4-year letter winner and 3-year team captain. Coached strength and conditioning collegiately with Georgetown University football, Men's and Women's lacrosse and Women's Crew, as well with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz of 1-FortyFour-1 studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems. Head coached CrossFit Dupont's program for two years in Washington D.C. Received a Master's in Health Promotion Management from Marymount University in 2010, and has been a coach for Power Athlete since October, 2012.


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