With so many pieces of fitness equipment on the market, workout DVD’s being produced, and new studies being conducted all the time, it is hard to know where to begin when trying to find the best home fitness equipment. From high priced gym memberships to complicated home gyms,...

In the 21st century, we live in an amazing world, with access to rich resources, mind-boggling technology and an unending stream of information, especially in Canada. So why, in such an advanced society, are people plagued by completely avoidable degenerative diseases? Obesity levels...

Quite frankly, abdominals are one of the most misunderstood muscle groups in our bodies. However, they are also one of the most sought after. So lets set the record straight and probably cause some controversy at the same time! Today we will try and answer some of the most difficult...

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are nine essential amino acids in total, but scientists have found that there is a key trio that helps you maintain muscle. The three Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) are Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. This trio has...

The squat is often referred to as “the king of all movements” for building mass. Many assume that this title is earned in reference to the squat’s ability to build huge leg muscles. It’s more than that. Squatting also helps stimulate growth in all the major muscle...

Concentric strength is your ability to lift a particular weight positively. The up phase of the lift, so to speak. The eccentric portion of a rep is the phase in which you lower the weight, and the static portion would be the phase in which you have shortened, or fully contracted...

You are different from the next person and so are your fitness goals. A one-program-fits-all type approach will only slightly improve your fitness level but will not guarantee any dramatic improvements to your overall physique. A professional personal trainer will put the “personal”...

This is a follow-up post to: Can Weight Training Improve Your Cardiovascular Conditioning? Pseudoscience and bodybuilding go hand in hand – there is even a name for it – broscience. “Broscientists,” tell us that endurance training hinders muscle growth....

I grew up irreligious and became an atheist around 2007. I had found out about this former Communist turned NeoCon and a self-proclaimed antitheist named Christopher Hitchens. Watching Christopher’s videos led me down a YouTube rabbit hole into the new reality of atheism....

When we started Canadian Fitness I always imagined it being a place which combined faith and fitness for the betterment of Canadian society (yes, I dream big). Unfortunately, in the current year, it has become an intellectual meme to separate faith from reason. We ARE a clear example...