Just Checking In I hope everyone is having a good start to the year. It's crazy to think that we're already halfway through March! We're closing in on 25% of the year being done. Hopefully you guys have kept your new years resolutions going. I have - kind of. I had two major resolutions for … Continue reading 2018 so far…
I know, I know. Lifting weights is hard on the hands. "My hands are getting rough! My partner is complaining that my hands are scratchy! My hands hurt!" Don't worry, I have a solution. Calluses are inevitable. We can't completely avoid them but we can manage them. Plus, calluses are a small price to pay … Continue reading How to Deal with Calluses
So you want a home gym? You don't need much to start a home gym. The basics will be a power rack, an FID (flat, incline, decline) bench, a barbell, olympic weight plates and some mats to protect your floor. Additional equipment can slowly be purchased after. Things like dumbbells, a few kettlebells and a … Continue reading How To: Build a Budget Home Gym
Concentrate on the things that matter Majoring in the minors is a very common mistake that we've all made in the past. It is a crippling mistake that can set us back or even prevent us from even getting started. Basically, majoring in the minors means that we're worrying about the things that don't really … Continue reading Majoring in the Minors – Do you do this?
What is it? Do you have it? The most important aspect of training is very simple. It's not the amount of weight you do. It's not the sets and reps that you do. It's not the program you're on. It doesn't even matter if your coach is the best or just average. The most important … Continue reading The Most Important Aspect of Training
These 4 core exercises are some of my favourite and go-to exercises for myself and my clients. I am missing one big one that deserves it's own post - the ab wheel rollout. For now, check out these exercises and give them a shot next time you're in the gym! The Ball Plank + Ball … Continue reading Four Exercises to Develop a Strong Core
Level 1 - Two Day Workshop Hi everyone! I just finished up the 2nd day of Animal Flow 1 at DTS Fitness Education Centre here in Toronto. It was an excellent experience and I'm very glad I went. What is Animal Flow? I like to describe it as 'ground-based movement'. This was a weekend course … Continue reading Animal Flow Level 1 Workshop Recap