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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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How I get ready for a bench meet – video and training log

I have a CPF Powerlfting meet coming up May 9th – just around the corner.. I will be competing in the bench only – of course! Many lifters ask me how I get ready for my meets, so I decided to start a bench training video Journal of my training. I have been filming my Tuesday nite bench sessions. In each video I Outline what the workout for the session is. I then film my main lifts and some of[…]

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fat loss not working

Fat Loss – If Its Not Working

Susan Bewildered was having a rough week, actually more like a rough month. Her kids were constantly sick, her husband didn’t pay much attention to her needs and she had stopped losing body fat.  The latter being today’s top problem in the books. She just couldn’t figure out she was doing wrong. She had been training with Steve, her personal coach, for several months now and she had gotten a lot stronger, her work capacity was through the roof; but[…]

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central nervous system recovery

Curing Your Nervous System Hangover

Carl Johnson sat down on the bench next to him with a huff of annoyance.  This was the fourth time this week that he’d been out of gas after a workout.  After not even starting a workout really.  He had managed to get through his warm-up fine, dynamic stretching went well, but the first main exercise felt like a million pounds.  Even the warm-up weights were slightly harder than they should have been but no big issue, he thought to[…]

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results based training

How Much Do You Want It? Results that is.

Amy Stopelgo walked away from the spa slightly more perturbed than she had entered. It wasn’t her manicure or full body massage that was bothering her though. Something was bugging her and she just couldn’t shake that nagging feeling that she’d experienced so many times before.  She just couldn’t believe she’d been weight training for weeks now with minimal progress.  It was always so quick before.  She’d start up a new program, suffer through the weights, the dieting and get[…]

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Orleans personal training

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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bodybuilding for women

Stuck At A Short Halt with Fat Loss

Sarah Johnson, was fifteen weeks out of stepping on to the biggest stage of her life strapped in a bikini showing off a little more than Victoria Secret on her best days and she was getting a little worried.  Sarah was one tough cookie though.  She was strong, capable and determined to win after her many months of longing to compete onstage.  She enamoured over the ladies who strutted their stuff onstage with such fabulous physiques as pictured in the[…]

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goal setting Hostyle

Who Decides?

Unless you shape your life, circumstances will shape it for you. Achieving the life you want requires work, sacrifice, investment, and persistence. Strangely, most people don’t ever bother getting specific about what they want. It’s hard to reach a destination if you don’t know where it is. If others have already achieved what you’re trying to – study them and follow their blueprint. It really doesn’t matter where you’re starting from… …only where you want to go. Have the self-confidence[…]

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4 Mind tricks for improving Motivation

4 Self-Motivating Mind Tricks

Are you struggling with self motivation? Having a hard time getting yourself to your regularly scheduled workouts? Finding more and more reasons to cheat on your healthy diet? You’re not alone and today I’ve got just the 4 Self-Motivating Mind Tricks that you need to lock onto your goals… A healthy dose of motivation coupled with determination will get you almost anything in life. So how do you know if you’re genuinely motivated? Motivation will tell you to get out of bed[…]

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bad squat technique

Coach, Squats Hurt My Knees

This age old argument yet again surfaced one day while training some young athletes in the youth conditioning class at the gym.  Squatting hurts your knees!  Of course it does, you shouldn’t ever do squats they tear your legs apart muscle fiber by muscle fiber, and for assuredly they have to be bad for you. “Coach, these squats are hurting my knees!” Kyle said, while rubbing his left knee.  Kyle was a big kid for his age.  At only 13[…]

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