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Solutions to New Years Weight Loss Resolutions

The Solution to Your Resolution

Bill and Sly were at it again, and this time it was personal.  After bagging their buck and dragging it back to the truck, Sly reinforced his friends’ thoughts of coming to train with him.  The very next day Sly called Bill up to go into the gym and workout.  It was a wakeup call to Bill after seeing Sly drag the deer mostly by himself back to the truck, while he huffed and puffed along behind dragging only his[…]

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new years resolution solutions

How Do You Get Back In Shape?

Bill and Sly were out on a hunting trip to score a big buck with their bows this December.  Bill was having a rough day and was struggling to keep up to Sly, who seemed to just fly across the landscape as easily as the deer themselves.  Bill finally got up the nerve to ask Sly what his secret was to staying in shape over the holiday season.  There had to be something that Bill was missing.  He worked out,[…]

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Are You Ready For 2015? Here Are 5 Fitness Trends That…

Hostyle has Been Doing Since 2010!  You know there’s all this talk about new fitness trends and doing this style of training and that style of training to help get in shape, lose weight, burn fat, get stronger and just plain be more awesome.  What’s really awesome is that Hostyle is already doing them, besides that Zumba shiz, that stuff is just silly!  Might as well go out to the club and dance you’re butt of every single night, if[…]

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some of the best workouts

The Best Workouts

The Best Workouts involve these three elements: 1.  They’re tough… 2.  They flow well from one exercise to the next… 3.  They’re executed violently… You know sometimes it’s nice to just go into the gym just to play around.  You know like you used to do when you were a kid out on recess.  The gym can be just like recess if you look at it that way. Sometimes it nice not to have a plan and just sit down[…]

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overtraining and recovery

The Problems with Being Overly Awesome and Training Too Much

Kala sat at her computer screen wondering what kind of awesome workout she would attempt today.  Let’s see she thought to herself, we did train legs yesterday, but my legs still don’t feel too bad today. I’ll just throw in this workout I found online with some series of plyometric jumps and lunges. That should be okay!  Then we’ll polish them off with some nice leg press and split squat jumps, and then… The list went on to describe several[…]

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Training versus working out

Do You Even Lift: Workouts Are Not Training

Stephanie loved to workout, in fact you could say she was a bit obsessed with the gym. Every day she could be seen coming to the gym like clockwork at the wee early morning hours to hoist some weights around and then power through some cardio.  Sometimes she even came back in the evening if she didn’t feel like she worked hard enough. Although that wasn’t her real problem… Steph really wanted to do a figure show in the summer[…]

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Weight Loss Ottawa

Sally’s Top Secret Fat Loss Trick

Sally was doing everything right or so she thought.  She had been cross-training with weekly bouts of running and weight training with some light weights at home as per her friend Susan’s guidance to help her fat loss goals, but she still wasn’t seeing the results she wanted.  Sally knew there had to be something she was missing, so she thought she’d stop in at the local gym to get an assessment to figure out where she was going wrong.[…]

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mass gaining workout for youth

The Quest for More Mass: Bigger Lifts Equal Bigger Bodies

Allen Little and Johnny Heft were blasting their way through another rough set of bench pressing with Jay Cutler’s new Massive Chest Training program.   Over the past few weeks with Kevin’s new secret formula for gaining mass they added another inch to both their arms and chests and they were feeling good.  But as with every lifter they wanted more bang for their buck.  They were lagging behind on their other body parts and starting to look a little out[…]

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Timing is everything … the Leucine factor

Timing is everything Timing your protein intake has been found to be critical for enhanced muscle mass and strength. Pre and Post workout supplementation increases physical performance, recovery and lean body mass, Muscle growth, and strength. The Leucine content of a protein source has an impact on protein synthesis. Previous studies have shown that leucine alone appears to be very effective in stimulating protein synthesis, and affects muscle growth. Leucine has been indicated to be the sole stimulator of protein[…]

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IDFA Ottawa Gatineau Classic bodybuilding and figure

How to Build An Award Winning Physique

First, off I’d like to congratulate my two physique competitors Natalie and Laura on their big wins this weekend!  Natalie ended up placing 1st in Masters Physique and 2nd in Open Physique, while Laura rocked out an impressive 3rd place in the bikini division.  You guys are awesome and I’m so proud to be your coach for your journey into bodybuilding and competitions. In light of this weekends activity, I just have to say that unlike many others in the[…]

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