Year: 2020

Strength is the key to life

Strength Training: Strength is the key to life

Strength - It is the key to life By Andy on July 31, 2018 Ok, on the face of things, this statement seems somewhere between outrageously incorrect or, at best, wildly over-exaggerated.  But hear me out (or in this case, read me out). Human beings evolved and developed largely on the basis of 2 things: [...]
Stop Skipping Legs! 3 Reasons to Squat

Stregth Training: Stop Skipping Legs

Stop Skipping Legs! 3 Reasons to Squat By Andy on August 07, 2018 Stepping up to the squat rack doesn't have to be dreadful, especially once you know all of the benefits you could gain just by training your legs. Since our legs have some of the largest muscle groups in our bodies, training legs [...]
SHOULD YOU BE TAKING SUPPLEMENTS_

Should you be taking supplements

Should you be taking supplements? If so, which ones? By Andy on July 24, 2018 Supplements are a HUGE business in the health and fitness world.  If you are into training and enjoy learning more about it, chances are, you’ve seen the incredible amounts of supplements constantly being advertised.  These range from protein shakes, to [...]
Quick guide to exercises that help lose weight

Weight Loss: Quick guide to exercises that help lose weight

Quick guide to exercises that help lose weight By Andy on November 18, 2017   4-Week At-Home Workout Plan for Beginners It’s happened to all of us at some point:  We look in the mirror at ourselves and say, “Ok, I can’t put it off any more, I need to lose some weight.  I need [...]
MACRONUTRIENTS MADE EASY

Weight Loss: Macronutrients Made Easy

Macronutrients Made Easy By Andy on August 09, 2018 Taking care of your body goes beyond exercise; any nutritionist or athlete will tell you that the secret to success lies not just at the gym, but in the kitchen as well. The word macronutrients might seem intimidating; it might conjure up images of detailed calorie [...]
Less Is More compound lifts

Strength Training: Less Is More – Compound Lifts

Less Is More - Focus On Compound Movements For Maximum Strength By Andy on June 07, 2018 We hear the phrase "less is more" often in our daily lives, but rarely would you think this could apply to a workout program. If someone told you that you could get more out of your daily workout [...]
JUICING

Weight Loss: Juicing

Juicing: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly By Andy on July 10, 2018   Juicing has become incredibly popular among many health-conscious folks in the past few years. Briefly, juicing can be done in one of 2 ways: either using ONLY juices as part of a “cleanse” in the diet or incorporating juices to [...]
From Cyclists to Golfers- Why Everyone Should Train for Strength

Strength Training: From Cyclists to Golfers

From Cyclists to Golfers: Why Everyone Should Train for Strength By Andy on June 19, 2018 Most of us have an awareness that no matter where we centre most of our athletic development -- whether it be running, cycling, golfing, tennis, swimming, and so forth -- cross training can improve our overall abilities. What we [...]
Deadlifts The Ultimate Functional Movement

Deadlifts for back pain

Deadlifts: The Ultimate Functional Movement for Lower-back Pain By Andy on November 15, 2017   “Sorry, I can’t do deadlifts. I have low back pain so I need to avoid these kinds of exercises, especially with weight.” This is a statement I’ve heard from clients MANY times over the years.  And as someone who has [...]
Cycling Running Weight Why not do them all

Functional Training: Cycling, Weights and Running – Do Them All

Cycling, Running, Weights... Why not do them all? By Hannes Loubser on December 17, 2017 You have 645 muscles in your body, and the more you use at the same time the more calories you burn, the more you can lean up and the higher you can push your heart rate and metabolism through the [...]
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