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Override the Urge to Quit (9 ways)

We are now 4 weeks into 2015, the time when most people have already bailed on their resolutions. Today I’m here to encourage you to override that urge to quit with these nine ways… 1. Remember Why You Started In the middle of a workout, it can be hard to push through another set of lunges, squats, or deadlifts. Don’t let the difficulty stop you. Remember why you’re there in the first place—the resolution you made at the beginning of[…]

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top ways to lose body fat

5 Habits that cause Bellyfat!

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as that stubborn belly fat that sits around your waist, makes your pants tight and destroys your confidence. If you have belly fat to lose, then chances are great that you are harboring one or more of these 5 habits that cause belly fat. Read the 5 Belly Fat Habits below to identify the reason why your stubborn belly fat won’t budge… Belly Fat Habit #1: Too Much Sugar Sugar is found in many of[…]

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overtraining and recovery

The Problems with Being Overly Awesome and Training Too Much

Kala sat at her computer screen wondering what kind of awesome workout she would attempt today.  Let’s see she thought to herself, we did train legs yesterday, but my legs still don’t feel too bad today. I’ll just throw in this workout I found online with some series of plyometric jumps and lunges. That should be okay!  Then we’ll polish them off with some nice leg press and split squat jumps, and then… The list went on to describe several[…]

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Training versus working out

Do You Even Lift: Workouts Are Not Training

Stephanie loved to workout, in fact you could say she was a bit obsessed with the gym. Every day she could be seen coming to the gym like clockwork at the wee early morning hours to hoist some weights around and then power through some cardio.  Sometimes she even came back in the evening if she didn’t feel like she worked hard enough. Although that wasn’t her real problem… Steph really wanted to do a figure show in the summer[…]

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IDFA Ottawa Gatineau Classic bodybuilding and figure

How to Build An Award Winning Physique

First, off I’d like to congratulate my two physique competitors Natalie and Laura on their big wins this weekend!  Natalie ended up placing 1st in Masters Physique and 2nd in Open Physique, while Laura rocked out an impressive 3rd place in the bikini division.  You guys are awesome and I’m so proud to be your coach for your journey into bodybuilding and competitions. In light of this weekends activity, I just have to say that unlike many others in the[…]

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fat loss and running

Running Amok for Weight Loss

Sally was very frustrated.  She had been running for about two solid months now and she had dropped six inches off her waist and thighs, but now she was stuck.  Her feet were sore and swollen.  Her back had been hurting sharply since her 5K run yesterday and the side of her hip was painful and tight.  Her weight loss that was quite rapid at first had begun to slow to a grinding halt with only half a pound weight[…]

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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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Obesity Solved – The Problem with Waiting until There’s a Problem

The biggest realization that I had the other day is that humans are inherently lazy or rather we don’t really care so much about the things that could possibly kills us or cause us problems in the future because we simply don’t think about them until they become a problem.  Take obesity for example.  This process of getting so drastically out of shape doesn’t happen overnight.  It’s over the course of years and years of nutrition abuse and lack of[…]

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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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