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…

For some of you who are gym veterans or athletes who have competed before, you may already know this, but it could be new information for others. And I’m going to assume you already know to eat more vegetables since that should be a staple in anyone’s diet, whether for fat loss or just general…

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…

This topic came up when I started working with a new female client who stopped training legs because she felt they were getting too big. I want to discuss the impossibility of this happening, unless a couple of things occur concurrently. Because women tend to have a higher predominance of stubborn fat (alpha or –…

This is a great exercise that targets your medial head of the shoulders (the side deltoid). By working the medial delts, you help create the overall roundness in your shoulders. This is a great way to work your shoulders without using your traps (even when we try not to, we can’t help tense them) or…

If you’re like most people who train at a gym, you’ll probably find there will be at least one thing that irks you on when dealing with proper gym etiquette. I know in some cases people just don’t know what they should be doing to be considerate of the other gym-goers. Thats why Im writing…

This has been a controversial topic for years and there’s still people who think you should avoid static stretching before training. I’ve been known to follow my instincts and try things to see how/if they work and then decide. And the research shows it is okay to static stretch before a workout. But there’s a…

When I was young and eager to get strong, I would just lift and always try to get that extra rep in. I didn’t know much about periodization, recovery methods, or the importance of bracing for the big lifts. But I was able to make decent gains and get stronger without injury, or so I…

If you know anything about the importance of muscle recovery, you may have heard or read about contrast showers. Basically it’s alternating between hot and cold water when you shower shortly after finishing your workout. You can apply this principle using a sauna or steam room for the hot part of the treatment, and the…

This is a super low fat / carb-free / high protein version of the vietnamese soup known as ‘Pho’. I’ve tweaked it a bit to my own preferences, so please feel free to exclude some of the non-traditional ingredients (ie. mushrooms, bay leaf, garlic) if you like. Hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 2 900 mL No…

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