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  • plateau training
    5 uncommon ways to overcome your fitness plateau
    So your metabolism, your muscle fibers, your aerobic capacity, your neurological connections, your strength, your endurance, and your proprioception have all adapted to your program. You have tried everything to overcome the hump, but you can'...
  • Lifting weights is for everyone
    Lifting weights is for everyone
    There’s this ugly idea out there that women who lift weights will become bulky and unattractive. As a result, women often shy away from the intensive bodybuilding that can help them stay strong and independent later in life. Women tend to...
  • Using sports massage for recovery
    Using sports massage for recovery
    In a previous article we discussed using chiropractic treatments for recovery. Another great recovery tool outside of the gym is massage. There are tons of different types. Everyone can find a pressure and massage type that is right for them. Many...
  • Yeah, yeah, ....
    The long road
    I was finally able to get around the house well enough, while using my crutches, to venture an attempt at a quick workout. This was about a week after my “incident” where I was struck by a hit & run driver while I waited for a...
  • Benfeito wins women's diving platform gold at Commonwealth Games
    Benfeito wins women's diving platform gold at Commonwealth Games
    According to the 2014 Commonwealth Games website, Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal, Quebec won the gold medal in the women's 10m platform diving competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday. At...
  • Seven gold medal Tuesday for Canada at the Commonwealth Games
    Seven gold medal Tuesday for Canada at the Commonwealth Games
    According to the 2014 Commowealth Games website, Canada won five gold medals on Tuesday at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The gold medals came in athletics, wrestling, swimming, weightlifting and mountain biking.In swimming, Ryan Cochrane...
  • Olympic weightlifting
    What is a strength progression, and why do you need one?
    What is a strength progression?A detailed plan used to reach a new strength max in one or multiple lifts, often with carry-over to other lifts or more general strength tasks.The concept of the strength progression dates back to Milo of Croton, a...
  • Canadian women win gold medals at the Commonwealth Games
    Canadian women win gold medals at the Commonwealth Games
    According to the 2014 Commonwealth Games website, two Canadian women won gold medals on Monday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ontario won the gold medal in the women's hammer throw and swimmer Audrey...
  • 6 sports that can rip your body up
    6 sports that can rip your body up
    If you're getting tired of the boredom and monotony of the gym, then it might be time to add a sport to help you achieve your fitness goals. Here are 6 popular sports that can help you to lose weight and get ripped. (View Slideshow)Adding a...
  • Getting bigger legs is key to getting bigger arms
    Want bigger arms? Start squatting! (really!)
    As ironic as it may seem, one of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to get bigger arms is to focus only on their arms.By focusing on large muscle groups - your back and legs - you can achieve better gains in your smaller muscles (arms),...
  • Derrick Johnson 122kg Snatch American Record
    Olympic hopeful Derrick Johnson breaks American weightlifting record
    This weekend, Olympic hopeful Derrick Johnsonbroke the Senior American snatch record at the 2014 Hassle Free Openweightlifting competition.Johnson is USAW's youngest-ever head coach for an international competition and one of the United States...
  • Tiiu Valgemae and 2010 Estonian champion Gerli Liinamäe
    The Science Behind The Success; Periodization A Synopsis
    As you journey into self-education and begin to create your own training programs whether for fitness or maximum sport performance, you should understand the principles that drive my understanding. Take this article as a history lesson on the...
  • Pro Performance Canada 2011
    Choose Your Exercises Carefully!
    Testing your maxes in the gym and developing a benchmark to work from is paramount to creating an efficient and effective training program.It is also important to listen to your body, if testing reveals muscular imbalances or joint weakness,...
  • Do the deadlift
    Do the deadlift
    Humans have picked up objects off of the ground for thousands of years. This is precisely what a deadlift is. So why is the deadlift often turned away by many gym-goers in favor of bicep curls and leg-extensions? When does one curl something in...
  • Canadians win two medals Thursday at 2013 Universiade
    Canadians win two medals Thursday at 2013 Universiade
    According to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport website, team Canada won two more medals at the 2013 Universiade in Kazan, Russia on Thursday.Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Quebec won a silver medal in the women's 50m butterfly swimming...