Diet

Avoid Fat Gain over the Holidays

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If you’re concerned about gaining weight this holiday season, there is good reason.  Most of our weight gain occurs during the winter holidays. Take a look at the graph below from the New England Journal of Medicine. The orange line represents weight change in the US (and I don’t think we’re much different in Canada) […]

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Crazy, Effective Workout

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I’m so loving cross-fit!  The intensity is addicting for me.  Mind you on Friday, I was gassed after that workout!  I think that was the hardest I’ve ever worked. Anyway, today I wanted to share one of my favourite workouts.  I was doing this 1-2x a month before cross-fit and I think it’s one of […]

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Shape Your Path

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In the book Switch, Chip and Dan Heath describe our behaviours and habits as being like a person riding an elephant. The rider is the “thinky-brain” of logic and reason. The rider tries to control the elephant, and succeeds… for a while. The elephant — massive, strong, and powerful — is the primal, emotional brain […]

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My Favourite Fat Burning Workout

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Lately, my favorite workout consist of 1 strength set followed by 2-3 metabolic conditioning sets. I’ve done a few workouts like this in the last couple of weeks & this design is quickly becoming my top pick because it’s intense (fat burning) and quick (time saving) & the best thing:  they’re really fun! For the first set: Start […]

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Why Isn’t My Routine Working?

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There are a number of factors that could stop you from reaching your goals. Nutrition – Eating a healthy diet is essential to making the most of your gym time.  Consider it Priority #1 in chaining your body composition.  In fact, make it priority #1 and #2! Eat slowly and stop eating when your 80% […]