Hudson has no shortage of energy or enthusiasm. When he walks in the LAB, you know he has arrived. What he needed was a smart strength training program, nutrition guidance and maybe some forced mobility action. ;) Since joining enduraLAB, he has been able to go full range overhead and lift some pretty impressive weights. What you might not know is that he is a skilled barista and now that we know, we will be asking for his super fancy lattes.
Read more about Husdon below.
What brought you to enduraLAB?
In 2021, I set a goal of completing a half iron man. After completing it, JP invited me to try out Enduralab to keep my fitness going. So naturally, I signed up during hell week and was hooked ever since.
What did your workout routine look like before joining the LAB?
Before Enduralab, I was working out for the ironman but that only consisted of those three elements and no weight lifting. Was working out about 4-5 times per week.
What healthy changes have you made since joining the LAB?
The biggest change I've made is shifting my eating schedule to follow an 18-6 or 16-8 hour fasting cycle. It has been a GAME CHANGER. I am laser focused for the first half of the day before my first meal! Second, I am overall more conscious of everything I eat since I can feel any poor diet choices IMMEDIATELY. Lastly, I drastically increased how much I sleep. I used to average 5 hours a night but I couldn't sustain that with these workouts. The combination of these three things have really increased my capacity at work, allowed me to increase my volume and weight at the LAB, and a more present person with sleep.
Tell us what you do outside of the LAB.
Outside the lab, I work at a tech company where I get to problem-solve all day. We work in the time-critical logistics space, so I have quite a list of things that I get to work on. From AI to operations, it's all fun! I also love to cook fun meals for friends and make coffee. When I say "make coffee," I mean making espresso with latte art, pour-overs, french presses, and probably anything else related. My Dad roasts beans for fun so I get quite spoiled with his coffee.
How have you grown as an athlete since joining the LAB? Brag a little.
In the past, I had 3 shoulder surgeries, which basically prohibited me from bench and overhead press. From the work we've done, I can now bench my body weight 10 times and can actually do a full-range overhead press!! On top of it, my deadlift has increased by around 150 lbs in the past year. I topped out at 475 lbs on the night of the living deadlift. I was ecstatic.
What is a goal you have set for yourself in the next 6 months?
I would like to run around 10 miles per week and be able to touch my toes. This year, my focus is on endurance and flexibility as it is my biggest hindrance in progression.
What is your favorite enduraLAB event or program?
By far, my favorite is manslaughter. Just a needlessly simple yet brutal workout.
What advice would you have for a new person starting at enduraLAB?
Start slow, be patient, and don't worry about everybody else. Going at the right pace with good form will allow you to out perform any goal you set.
Favorite treat meal/restaurant in D/FW?
Don Artemios or Hatsuyuki
Current read / podcast?
Podcasts: All-in podcast, Y-combinator, Church of the City Podcast
Books: Garden City, Hygge
Any final words or thoughts?
I love the lab and how intentional they are about your progression. Although things might feel slow at times, its longevity that you want; not short term results.