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05
2013

Baby Boomers, Read This!

Did you know that the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada predicts that more baby boomers will be sick with heart disease due to unhealthy lifestyles? In fact, it is estimated that 52% of baby boomers lead a sedentary lifestyle. Obesity is up 30% from only 10 years ago! About 1.3 million Canadians...

14
05
2013

Useful Recipes:

You’ll need 2 tsp Organic Olive Oil (divided) 1/2 c Red Pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 c Organic Chicken broth 2 tbsp olives, pitted and chopped 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 4 (6 oz) flounder fillets 4 tsp oregano, torn 2 lemons, cut into rounds What to do Pre-heat broiler to high. Heat a m...

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04
2013

Free Weights over Ball for Core Strength

I’m not really sure why some people think that in order to train their “core” they need to become acrobats on a thera-ball. Skillfully, they balance and twist their way through a workout, looking like Cirque de Soleil clowns. The question is what is effective for building core stre...

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03
2013

My Philosophy

My philosophy is irrelevant. I have been doing this for a long time and if there’s one thing that I’ve learned that everybody is different. Each person has his or her own requirements for Rest, diet, supplementation and exercise. Almost all training principles have their time and place f...

18
03
2013

Eat Attentively and Don’t Count Calories

I don’t believe that one needs to count calories in order to improve body composition I am of the belief that one should eat when one is hungry and stop when one is full. This is not an approach that works for everyone right away. There is training involved so that one does not just reach for...

07
02
2013

Bowing Down to the Kettlebell and PNF Change of Heart?

Ever have one of those days when what you though was right was wrong? I have lots of them lately. Cases in point: #1: A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioninng found PNF stretching ineffective for inproving vertical and mobility in quadricep muscles( below ) #2: A study in the Journal of...

06
11
2012

You May Live Up To 14 Years Longer than Steven Tyler- Study!!

*Disclaimer: In no way shape or form does Steven Tyler appear in this study, nor do I have his permission to use this picture or anything.* .   . Okay, maybe outliving Steven Tyler is not exactly what researchers mean here…I just found this picture and thought it was funny… However,...

03
11
2012

High Intensity Intervals Make You Smarter!

  .   Train with high intensity interval as you age to become smarter. . A new Canadian study from the Montreal Heart Institute found significant increases in cognititve function as well as a decrease in fat and increase in V02 max in subjects who participated twice weekly for four months....

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10
2012

Lifting Weights Reduces Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

  . What is Metabolic Syndrome? . Metabolic Syndrome is a group of cardiovascular and diabetic risk factors. These include: 1- Large waist girth(over 40″ for man; over 36″ for women). 2- High triglyceride levels. 3- Low HDL( good cholesterol) levels. 4- High blood pressure (130/90 o...

03
10
2012

Being a Trainer Is Great!! :’-)

. This is the reason I love being a personal trainer: . I got this email today from a friend, client and group member, Kyla. Some of you may remember her from one of the “Credit where Credit is due” posts. I wish her continued success and the best of luck on her road to national competit...