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From Fat – Broke and an Alcoholic to building a Kickass Training Facility

A Dream come true….   Everyone has dreams and goals. Anyone who knows me, knows I have 100’s and that’s being conservative. I have worked hard all my life. Always working on the next thing. I have had some great successes and some near fatal catastrophes. At the basis of all that I have done, the very part of me that’s makes me truly me is weightlifting and powerlifting. I have owned a few gyms over the 25 + years.[…]

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A First-time Powerlifter at 40? – Shelley speaks from the Platform

Fresh from Shelley’s Provincial powerlifting meet just a week ago where she went 8/9 set 2 pr’s and won best master female lifter (more on that in an upcoming post) I thought it was time to have her talk about training and life at 40…. Read on Curd   Twenty years ago I was a grad student. I worked 2-3 jobs (depending on the year) and was a competitive bodybuilder. When there was a break in the day, I trained. Even[…]

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Rich Machell – Hostyle Gear Sponsored athlete – Blogging his journey

I had announced a month or so ago that having a Fitness Brand that’s growing and reaching more people I get inundated with requests for “Sponsorship ” requests. Being me and thinking about how Hostyle serves the world I knew I wanted anyone I sponsor to bring the message of health and fitness from a wanting to help others with their personal journey. As opposed to a person taking a bunch of selfies and making “duck” lips (what the fuck[…]

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Meet Shelley Hostyle

Meet Shelley

Meet Shelley. Wife, mother, business owner, strength athlete. We’d met a few times over the past couple years. We have mutual clients and friends in the local Ottawa business community and have attended some of the same networking events. More recently, I became aware of her competitive powerlifting experience, seeing some social media posts and videos. But her most recent competition—at the CPU Nationals in Regina in February—really intrigued me. Here was a person who went to her first national[…]

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The Hangar – Video of 3 new pieces that have arrived

New Equipment arrivals at the Hangar Gym The Prone Row Bench – Olympic Bench – Belt Squat I’m like a kid in a candy store! Last week I drove to Toronto and back to pick up these 3 piece. Coach Andrew and Aidan met me back at the Hangar around 11:30 pm to put them together! By Midnite we were working out on these kick ass pieces of equipment!   The Prone Row Bench The Heavy Duty Olympic Bench Press  The[…]

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One of the most important emails we have ever written

7 habits that separate the fit from the flabby Every 4- 7 days we work to publish an email for our Hostyle members and followers. Training tips, lifestyle tips, a cool recipe and more. It`s also a reminder to keep your focus on the goals, and the `why`we need to be healthier and stronger inside and out. If your not on our email list I really suggest you get on it. Below is probably one of the most important emails[…]

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Hostyle Workout of the day – #2162 Burpee Complex

If you want to really stimulate metabolic activity then train legs! Hitting this muscle group with lots of sets or high reps is the fastest way to incinerate bodyfat and send your metabolism into over drive for the nest 24 – 72 hours! Today’s Hostyle bootcamp does just that. Warm Up Hostyle Mobility Farmer Walk Complex Starting with pair of kettlebells complete 100 feet in a farmer walk (kettlebells down by your sides like suitcases) R2 round hold one kettlebell in the[…]

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Hostyle Workout of the day – #2161 Festival of Squats

If you want to really stimulate metabolic activity then train legs! Hitting this muscle group with lots of sets or high reps is the fastest way to incinerate bodyfat and send your metabolism into over drive for the nest 24 – 72 hours! Today’s Hostyle bootcamp does just that. Warm Up Hostyle Mobility Prowler 3 up / 3 down – 7 rounds in total. Starting with the prowler empty complete 100 feet. Then add 1 8kg kettlebell (17 ish pounds) perside[…]

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Competition bench press at the Hangar

The new Bench Press coming to the Hangar

Any one who knows even a little about me or Hostyle know that I have a love for the bench press! From day one I have had our heavy duty competition bench here at Hostyle.   Nothing worse than trying to build your bench press on a bench that’s not wide enough or at the proper height to be able to engage effective leg drive. Worse yet you’re training for a bench meet and when you get to use the competitive official[…]

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Hostyle Workout of the day – #2160 Bench meets Burpees

  Ready to test your strength and cardio in the same workout? Combining the bench press and burpees does just that. Using around 50-60 % of your bench 1RM ( 1 rep max) Here’s the version I put Jojo through yesterday morning Warm Up Hostyle Mobility Prowler 100 ft –7 rounds  no official rest Workout warm up on the bench until you are comfortable with the weight at 50-60% of your 1 rep max. ( have a spotter for the workout[…]

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