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Power Play: A High Intensity Dumbbell-Bodyweight Circuit

Power Play: A High Intensity Dumbbell-Bodyweight Circuit

Below is a guest post from Lift Weights Faster author Jen Sinkler. Also, always consult with your physician or fitness professional before attempting high intensity workouts or unfamiliar exercises. Enjoy! ### All variations of the clean and the snatch are a blast to coach. The moment of dawning realization in someone’s eyes when you explain ..read more..

Weekly Fitness Reads Feb 23-2014

Weekly Fitness Reads Feb 23-2014

Similar to being undernourished and overfed, many of us are over-read and none the wiser. Thanks to the internet, there is a plethora of fitness articles and instructional videos at our fingertips. We are bombarded daily with conflicting fitness messages…no wonder it’s so difficult to decipher the good messages from the bad. In Weekly Fitness ..read more..

Women’s Health: Seeing Muscle Definition

Women’s Health: Seeing Muscle Definition

So earlier in the week, I was quoted on Women’s Health (my first appearance) with Lee Boyce (a colleague of mine and fellow fitness writer/trainer from Toronto) in a short article on how long it takes to see muscle definition. Link here: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/muscle-definition I was asked several questions about the topic and the author took ..read more..

Top 6 Articles of 2013

Top 6 Articles of 2013

Well, I did not blog or write as much this year as I did in 2012 a) because I spent most of my time writing my master’s thesis and b) because I started personal training full time (since being in school) in June. But I did reach a few really awesome milestones though. I passed ..read more..

The Misery Machine: 4 Brutal Fan Bike Workouts

The Misery Machine: 4 Brutal Fan Bike Workouts

One of my favourite most hated pieces of cardio equipment is the fan bike. Commonly referred to as an “Airdyne” (or Misery Machine or Satan’s Tricycle), this piece of equipment is in a world of its own. Check out my 4th published article on BodyBuilding.com that discusses why the fan bike should be your go-to ..read more..

300 Inspired Ultimate Sandbag Home Workout

300 Inspired Ultimate Sandbag Home Workout

  To be honest, I’m sick of writing workouts for myself. It’s tough to stay motivated because I try to re-write the workout while doing it! Today, I decided to do a pre-written workout that became popular in 2007, the 300 workout, inspired by the movie 300. Here is the version of the Floor Wiper ..read more..

Would the Real Tabata Please Stand Up?

Would the Real Tabata Please Stand Up?

If you are new to the fitness industry or have been around the block a few times like I have, I’m sure you’ve heard the Japanese name “Tabata” being used just as often as the words “set”, “rep” or “interval.” This Japanese last name has become famous (almost legendary) and is commonly used as a ..read more..

10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Workouts

10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Workouts

Long-term success in the gym isn’t difficult to achieve if you follow standard, tried and true training principles and couple it with adequate dedication, consistency, and recovery. However, if you look around any gym, you’ll see tons of guys looking exactly the same as they did last year. A lack of results or stalled progress ..read more..

New Research Says Crossfit-type Programming will Improve VO2 and Body Composition

New Research Says Crossfit-type Programming will Improve VO2 and Body Composition

A study was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research today by Smith et al. (ahead of print) titled: Crossfit-based High Intensity Power Training Improves Maximal Aerobic Fitness and Body Composition. Here’s the Pubmed link and the Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a crossfit-based high intensity power ..read more..

8 Cardio Myths That Are Making You Fat

8 Cardio Myths That Are Making You Fat

If you haven’t heard about it already, there is a hierarchy to losing fat. Some training methods are more effective than others; however, they will not make much difference if you’re still eating like you did when you were 15. You can actually lose fat without exercising by only making dietary changes. Your rate of ..read more..

Kettlebell & Body Weight Workout: guest post by Marianne Kane

Kettlebell & Body Weight Workout: guest post by Marianne Kane

Last year when I moved east for school, I had to drop many of my regular clients (I’m so sorry!). I directed them to a select number of trainers and also to a couple of fitness websites – one of them being www.myomytv.com – home to Marianne Kane, a passionate fitness trainer, blogger and one ..read more..

Dragon Training

Dragon Training

If you recall, I wrote a guest post for the Greatist back in the summer about the importance of GPP-type workouts. Twice a week, along with my regular “gym” sessions, I like to incorporate what I like to call Dragon Training. As you might know, I sell a t-shirt known as the JKC Dragon Tee, ..read more..