Meet Our Athlete - Connor Gutenberg
Outperforme Athletics - Meet Our Athlete
My name is Connor Gutenberg. I was born on September 4, 1999 in Estevan, Saskatchewan. My family moved to Brandon when I was 7. I’ve played the last 5 years with the Brandon Wheat Kings and I am going to the University of Calgary next year to attend school and continue playing hockey. My plan is to spend the next 5 years or so there and then make a plan for my future when I am finished.
Outperforme Athletics (OPA) - How long has training been an important part of your life?
Connor © - I’d say training has been an important part of my life for about 6 years now.
OPA - How long have you been training with Outperforme Athletics?
C - I’ve been training at Outperforme for about 6 or 7 years now.
Coach Paul (CP) – Longer than I’ve been there!
OPA - Do you have any specific long-term athletic and training goals?
C - My long-term athletic goals would be to play hockey for as long as I can and hopefully make a living doing so.
OPA - What is your most memorable accomplishment since joining Outperforme?
C - My most memorable accomplishment since joining Outperforme would be winning the WHL championship in the 2015-2016 season.
CP – Unbelievable run, and rare to have a 16-year-old play such a big role.
OPA - What is your favourite exercise and why?
C - My favorite exercise is pull ups. My upper body strength is something I always have to improve on so I feel like I get a lot out of this exercise every time it’s in my programs.
OPA - What is your least favourite exercise and why?
C - If I had to choose one it would be hamstring curls. The only reason would have to be because they make me the sorest the next day.
OPA - What is your favourite song to listen to before working out or competition?
C - I wouldn’t say I have a particular song I listen to, I’m pretty easy when it comes to music. I can listen to pretty much any genre.
OPA - How do you describe the concept of the Outperforme Family to someone who hasn’t trained here before?
C - I would describe the Outperforme family as a group of really good people who are committed to helping you achieve your individual goals. It’s a small community that makes training a lot more enjoyable and makes you feel comfortable every time you’re in the gym.
OPA - What is something you have learned since joining the Outperforme Family?
C - Something I’ve learned a lot about is the smaller muscles and mechanics that you have to focus on that you wouldn’t normally think about when working out. I think Outperforme and their trainers do a really good job in this aspect to help you get the most out of your body for competition.
CP – the poster child for good form!
OPA - What is your most memorable Outperforme Training moment?
C - I don’t know if I have one particular moment, but something I look forward to every summer is our track workouts. Everyone in our group knows each other so we make some good memories together every summer.
CP – Mines the huge OPAGA win we had against you a month ago
OPA - Who is your favourite Outperforme Athlete to train with and why?
C - I can’t pick any moment in particular but I always enjoy working out with the group in our track workouts every summer, we’re all good friends away from the gym and most of us have played with or against each other throughout the years.
OPA - Do you have a favourite post-training meal or smoothie?
C - I try to have a fruit smoothie after every workout with some protein mixed into it.
OPA - What is your favourite book and why would you recommend it to others?
C - My favorite book is Own the Day by Aubrey Marcus and I would definitely recommend it to others. It’s a book on how to make the most out of every day in your life.