This may sound odd at first read, but if you do something you’re really bad at, your body has to work really hard to perform the exercise and get good at it. Thus, you end up recruiting more muscle fibres (you may not normally use or not in that manner), working the central nervous system…

Come check out our Boutique Edmonton Gym. It’s been one year since opening our doors and we’d like you to come and celebrate with us.  Its crazy how time flies! Imagine just over a year ago, I was in my 20′ x 22′ gym that totalled 460 square feet. Despite it being rather small, compared…

I had one of the best leg workouts yesterday and wanted to share it with you. I trained hard with my new training partner and we just kept pushing each other until we literally had nothing left in the tank. I actually started feeling my legs get sore and tired just a couple of hours…

The short answer is no. If you’ve been training for at least a few months, then you’re muscles should be conditioned to the stress loads you put them through. Of course, there are those times when you get so sore you wish you skipped that workout. But, that’s how training goes. If you’re trying a…

I get it, it’s great to have all the amazing content and resources at our disposal via the internet, but that could be a dangerous thing too. If we don’t use some common sense and a few general guidelines, you may get duped or worse. When we’re talking about fitness and you hear an ad…

Do you find it almost impossible to resist the mini chocolate bars and goodies scattered everywhere this time of year? Even if you don’t give out candies on Halloween night, you’re bound to deal with temptation at work, parties, and shopping malls. The best way to avoid getting your hands dirty with the goods is…

Giant sets involve training one large muscle group using 3 or 4 exercises that are performed in sequence before taking a 2-3 minute rest period. For instance, if you decide to train legs, you can do a set of: back squats leg press leg extensions lunges   Aim for 8-12 repetitions for each exercise. In…

Do you typically train 3 or 4 sets of 10 or 12 repetitions, day in day out? Or do you vary what you do in the gym to shock your muscles into growth? Im going to explain a bit about different types of training pricinciples you can incorporate into your workouts to make it more…

Looking to make your lunches healthier? Or trying new ingredients to substitute for the regular, higher-caloried foods? Then you’ll want to read this. We’ll start with a common one people like to grab because they’re both easy to make and quick to finish. 1.) Smoothies: Instead of buying one at your local smoothie bar, try…

This is a new exercise (for me anyways) I just started incorporating in my back workout and I just love it! I find doing pullovers seated like this really isolates the upper lats without compromising form, and its safer than the lying version. I like to do 5 sets of 10-12 midway through my workout…

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