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Why Soda Is Making You Fat!

If you’ve been drinking one or more sodas every day, that aluminum can in your hand is to blame for those extra digits on the scale. We’re not talking a couple pounds either. We’re talking long term weight gain.One can of cola adds more than 100 calories to your daily intake. That’s over 10 lbs of additional body fat every year. Obesity, type-2 diabetes, and soda addiction have all risen together steadily and scarily over the past decades. Coincidence? Not a[…]

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Hostyle Week #6 Weigh in

  Week 6 is here. Wasnt expecting a great weigh in after my monday night extra cheat nite while in Toronto for the Leafs game. It was a great night out with my wife and with the nachos and beer, as well as two days of train food, I couldn’t expect anything else. That being said, my rule about not losing weight at a weigh-in comes into effect. Any week I don’t achieve a weight loss, I lose the saturday[…]

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Hostyle On Bands and Chains for Bench Press

  I haven’t posted much in the way of our powerlifting lately, so it’s time to address that. I train powerlifting 1 -2 times per week. Usually Tueday’s with Pat Barnes and Friday’s in Montreal or Saturday’s here if I don’t go on Fridays. I have been doing a lot of chain pressing recently and decided it was time to add the ole bands in for a 3 – 4 week mini cycle. The Video below show myself and Pat[…]

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Hostyle on Powerlifting and Strongman with Paul Vaillancourt

A good buddy of mine who is also an exceptional Strongman athlete stopped by today and I had a chance to sit down with Paul and talk powerlifting, strongman and bodybuilding. Similar to an earlier video I did with Pat Barnes on Bodybuilding and Powerlifting, Paul and I talked about how the 3 worlds of Powerlifting, Strongman, and bodybuilding should and could co-exist. Combining the 3 worlds in your training would produce a better trained athlete in strength, power, endurance[…]

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The Hostyle Vision

  I get asked often what is Hostyle Conditioning and what makes it different from types of training. I talk about my philosophy on training, intensity and change.

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Hostyle Week #4 weigh in

Alright week #4 is upon us. I had a great workout last night with Tobin (tah-bin) he delivered another great kettlebell workout that really pushed us on a strength isometric level. I weighed in and hit my steady state treadmill this morning and shot this video with my weigh in update. Crushing it!!

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Hostyle Powerlifter vs Bodybuilder

  Today I decided it was time tackle the age old debate on powerlifting and bodybuilding being separate sports. In this video I sit down with Pat Barnes who is a drug free bodybuilder. Pat has been training with me for over a year, doing heavy bench training every tuesday morning. Watch the video.

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