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the secret to a big bench

What’s the secret?

Whats the Secret to a big bench press? I have been doing some Hostyle Gear tours over the last 2 months. Every 2 weeks I went out to a store or gym that carries our Hostyle Gear, wrist wraps, belts and other training gear. It’s my way of helping support these gyms and stores as a way to thank them for carrying the line. I usually hold a bench workshop. Teach some basics – have people work their bench press[…]

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On Motivation

On Motivation An XXXL sweatshirt.   A free gym membership.   Twenty free tanning sessions.   It was June 27th, 1998, and I’d just won the lightweight division at the MABBA Provincial Bodybuilding championships in Winnipeg.     Other than winning, I don’t remember much about that day.  I don’t remember what music I posed to.  I don’t remember the names of the other women in my weight class.  Frankly, if it weren’t for the picture I found recently, I[…]

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Mission accomplished!!

  The road to 550 bench press Mission accomplished!! This past Saturday April 1st I hit a milestone on the Bench press 550 lbs (see video Below) Its really cool to see that I can still get stronger at 49 years old. (testosterone plays a huge role in that) But it’s a shit ton of hard work. But the real work wasn’t in the gym. Don’t me wrong the bench season from December to April 1st where I competed twice[…]

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Jamie McDonald Transformation Hostyle

It’s time for a change – Jamie MacDonald

  It has always been there, that small voice in the back of my head telling me to get up and get going. A voice that whispers in my ear and says” Girl you deserve it, -this is what you want so go get em tiger”….. Why is it that for so long I’ve just avoided confronting that voice, and rather then getting up and taking action, that I have just let myself stumble into old bad habits over and[…]

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Some of the Awesomeness coming down the the Pipe at Hostyle

To say that things have been crazy at Hostyle would be an understatement! April 1st will be our 4th anniversary here at this location. It’s been amazing! I still remember the nite we moved in, a huge overnight endevour that ended at 3:30 in the morning. I sent out and email and a FB post to let the 6 am class know we had moved, and no it wasn’t April fools! Since then we went from 5500 sq ft to[…]

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Cat Solvason Hostyle

This is when I hit rock bottom – Cat’s Story

This is when I hit rock bottom – Cat’s Story I was asked a question a few days ago and it has taken me a few days to come up with the answer but I figured it was better to sit and think about it then just say something on the spot. Why do you go to the gym so much? How does someone answer that? I could have said that I love the gym and I go there to[…]

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A First-time Powerlifter at 40 Hostyle

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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7 Things Fit people Do

You’ve heard that being fit is all about the lifestyle, and not the quick fix, so today I’d like to give you a glimpse the habits that fit people have. These following seven habits are held by successfully fit people…wonder if you could apply a few to your own life. 1. They See Each Day with Perspective Fail to meet your fitness goals today? Move on. Tomorrow is another day to make smarter decisions. When you wake up, rededicate yourself[…]

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Adapting to a successful fitness lifestyle to change your life

Changing your life takes time, commitment and consistency. You have to be able to want to change your lifestyle, nobody can make the change except for you! A lifestyle is a change made for life. Make changes for tomorrow, not just for today. Look ahead and envision where you would like to be, now, think where you are now, and what are the steps to take in order to get to where you want to be. Here are 3 ways[…]

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