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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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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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food intolerances and weight loss

Food Intolerances Halt Weight Loss?

Meanwhile, at breakfast or for us Intermittant Fasters at about 10 am or 12 noon after a heavy workout and several hours of work I’m powering down a half dozen eggs, bacon and avacado reading about food intolerance and common food allergies. Reading aloud to myself, “ 90% of food allergies are caused by peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, milk, eggs, soy and wheat products…hmm.  And I think to myself well, good thing I’m not allergic to eggs—that would suck!”[…]

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run like hellth ottawa hostyle conditioning

Run Like HELL-th 5 and 10k Sept 28th 2014

September is a crazy month at Hostyle – Our next event that we are part of is 2014 Run like Hell-th. This is our 3rd year for this event its a 5 and 10 km walk or run. We raise money to send local kids to sports camps in Orleans through Ottawa Capital Sports Camps. Great cause and its only $20 and you get a t shirt too! Register here: http://www.runlikehealthottawa.com/ Curd Hos

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stop hunger cravings

9 Ways to Curb Your Hunger While Losing Fat

We all know that dieting sucks!  But at times it is a necessary measure where you want to be whether it’s fitting into a nice pair of jeans from your past, competing in your first bodybuilding show, or just looking fabulous for the beach.  One of the many things that can hold you back from accomplishing your goals is hunger. Controlling our biological urges to eat is no simple task anymore.  In tims long since past it was easy to[…]

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dynamic effort training for powerlifting

Max Velocity – Faster Lifts = Bigger Lifts

One of the key implements in training programs is how fast you can move the bar or a concept we call Dynamic Effort or Speed Training.  For those of us that are “grinders” or have the ability to generate force over a long period of time, generally one of the limitations in our training programs is the ability to generate force really, really fast.  Now this doesn’t mean that “grinders” are weak, it just means our nervous system isn’t as[…]

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chronic back pain

Lower Back Pain Sufferers Need This

You wakeup every morning and rub your eyes as you lie lazily in bed.  The alarm chirps at you once more and you slowly swing your legs out of bed.  You reach up and stretch while your back screams in agony at the sudden movement.  You try and stand up and your back goes full DEFCON 1, slamming you back down into your bed in pain.  Sound familiar? Chronic low back pain plagues millions and millions of people every year. […]

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fat loss with cheat night

Fueling Your Fat Loss – The Cheat Night

Your macros are set, your food is prepped and you’re slamming out some awesome sessions in the gym every week.  The pounds of stubborn fat are falling off you like a stack of cheese curds around a pack of hungry teenagers and you’re happy.  Really happy—UNTIL the results just STOP!  We’ve all been at this point in our nutrition at some point or another, so don’t get discouraged.  This plateau of body fat and weight loss that occurs after a[…]

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