Hostyle Conditioning

screw you scale I win hostyle.ca

Check out what Luc did in just 4 days…

I also Thought of calling the blog post “Screw you Scale, I win”   Hey Kids!! I am just checking in on you guys, we had some craziness on Wednesday that caused many things to get shut down including our Wed 8 pm session. But we must carry on with our lives despite the tragedy… One of our current 14 day Fat furnace clients Luc is doing just that He did a weigh in this morning after his 6 am[…]

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gaining size and mass

The Quest for Size for the Young Athlete

Allen Little and Johnny Heft were two young lifters in search of the perfect program that would make them huge and ripped for football.  Like most young athletes they found that bench presses and bicep curls left there chest and arms tired, but after about six weeks the gains they initially had stopped cold. “Dude, what could we be missing,” Allen stared at his biceps after an intense set of EZ-Bar curls. “I don’t know,” Johnny said, finishing his last[…]

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City under lockdown

Today’s Emergency schedule for Classes tonite

OK Hostyle peeps..definitely a crazy day in our Kick ass city of Ottawa today I am hearing that many clients are still in lock down…. So here is the schedule for tonite 7 pm Kettlebell Class will Happen for those of you who can make it 8 pm Kbell cancelled 7 pm Orientation cancelled 8 pm Fat Furnace cancelled Back to normal Thursday Thx Be Safe Curd

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Orleans Athletics

Your Sport Specific Training is [email protected]

John Twirt and Matt Clod were two young hockey players with dreams of playing pro. Their parents supported their desires with year-long hockey programs, along with the endless ice time and hockey camps, one after another. Everything was going fine until they reached a certain level of play.  Their troubles began in PeeWee where they were constantly getting hurt from minor injuries and they were gassed after practice.  One of their coaches, Sean Notsofar noticed their skills needed some work[…]

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beginning powerlifting

Five Things Done Totally Wrong in Powerlifting

So you’re probably wondering why I have a picture of my car dash as the lead into this posting. Well, I’ll tell you I have a good reason for it.  You see, I keep all of my very important reminders in life in places that I see every day, my dash being one of them. Attached to the rearview mirror I keep pieces of myself that remind me of certain aspects of my life.  Like the OSU Civil War Mardi[…]

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food intolerances: yeasts

The Missing Link To Your Ideal Weight

Kelly was at it again.  She was on her third diet in the past three months and even though she was exercising hard four times a week she was stuck on her weight loss.  She was tired of struggling through her daily grind and still not getting anywhere fast.    Supposedly she was doing everything right.  She was eating lots of protein rich foods, cutting down on all carbs, having a good serving a protein after her heavy weight training days[…]

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when to eat it post workout nutrition

What You Should Eat and When to Eat It

There’s a lot of craziness nowadays with the 5W’s on nutrition.  Who should eat this?  When do I eat that?  Where do I eat it?  What do I eat it with?  And why am I eating this sandwich again?  A whole bunch of questions on nutrition and very little solid answers, other than it depends. Oh it depends alright on a lot of things, like who you are, what you’re doing, when you’re doing it, why you’re doing it.  But[…]

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fat loss and running

Running Amok for Weight Loss

Sally was very frustrated.  She had been running for about two solid months now and she had dropped six inches off her waist and thighs, but now she was stuck.  Her feet were sore and swollen.  Her back had been hurting sharply since her 5K run yesterday and the side of her hip was painful and tight.  Her weight loss that was quite rapid at first had begun to slow to a grinding halt with only half a pound weight[…]

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Consistency counts in fat loss

Keys to Successful Fat Loss

Sally Fields was working super hard on her fitness.  She had been going to the gym on a fairly regular basis for about a month now and she was well on her way to a successful bout of fat loss.  She attended at least two fitness bootcamp classes a week, lifted some descent weights on squats and deadlifts on another two days a week and took a good brisk walk on another day.  After about a month of steady work,[…]

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Building your back strength to reduce injury

Deadlifting Your Way To A Rock Solid Back

Steve was a big bodybuilding enthusiast and thrived on a steady diet of squats, deadlifts, big pushes and pulls as a mainstay of his programming.  During one session at the gym Steve was pulling some heavy deadlifts for repetitions, while onlookers gawked at the amount of weight he was using and one individual seemed overly concerned. Steve had just finished a set of 405 pounders and set the weight down under control with a large thunk upon the heavy matted[…]

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