Time 4 Nutrition Sponsored Athlete John Richardson’s build-up to competing in the Strongman Champions League in Finland

August 3, 2018


It has taken me 16 months to get back to where I was before my injury which I suffered when competing in South Africa in April 2017. I tore my rear deltoid in my left shoulder but me being me decided I could still train and compete with it, how wrong I was.

I decided that it was a clever idea to compete just 2 weeks after, on the first event, which was axel press I tore my deltoid even more, but I still carried on for the rest of the competition. By the end of it I was a mess and that’s when I decided I needed to rest and recover. That decision that day cost me my place in the finals for the worlds.

I started using Time 4 Nutrition recovery shakes with Time 4 Joint Protection tablets, and Time 4 Super Greens before bed. It all made an enormous difference to my recovery and repair time. After 5 or 6 months I got an email inviting me to the world finals 2018 with a note attached saying because I missed out the year before due to injury they had saved me a place this year.

That’s when my training went full steam and I upped all my supplements (thanks to Paul Smith and the Time 4 Nutrition team). I started using Time 4 Test and OMG what a difference that made! I was buzzing, training was going well, I had everything in place, and my weights were going through the roof! I was using a training programme called Candito 6 Week Strength Programme and even though I tweaked it a little to best suit me, it was a great strength builder. Before I knew it, the competition was around the corner and I felt more ready than I had ever been.

The competition will be held in Joensuu, Finland this weekend 4/5th Aug and will consist of 3 events the first day and 4 on the second. I am absolutely buzzing for the weekend. It’s not the easiest place to get to and I must sit on a train for 4.5 hours and would have already had 2 flights but it is so worth it.

It will be aired on Channel 5 and Channel 5 Spike nearer Christmas, so keep an eye out for me.

Also you can follow me on social media, just get onto the Time 4 Nutrition website and after you have bought yourself the best supplements on the market, you can look me up on the Ambassadors page and click the link from there.