Can Pasta Be Healthy For Me To Eat?
One common question I often hear from people when it comes to food choices is this: “Can pasta be healthy for me to eat?” Well, with the so much conflicting information that is being spread out online and even offline about food choices, even traditional staples, such as bread and pasta, are now being in question. In fact, most people […]
Fitness Equipment You Should Have In Your Home
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, finding the right workout equipment can often seem like a daunting task. […]
The Health Status Of Canadians In 2018: Tech Making Us Physically Inactive
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 have risen drastically since 1978, and so has the incidence of serious health problems. Approximately one-third of […]
Canadian Fitness Guide To Abdominal Training
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 questions concerning this area of training. Question #1: Should I […]
Supplement Review: Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)
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 a unique role in various muscular processes. Most importantly of these roles, they provide […]
Dumbbell Squat – Build Mass & Avoid Injury
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 groups. I could go on about the numerous reasons why every person who […]
Three Types of Strength: Concentric, Static, and Eccentric
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 the muscle, for example, the lockout on a bench […]
Why Hire A Personal Trainer?
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” into your workout. He/she will customize a workout program for you that is based solely on your […]
Progressive Overload Applies To Cardiovascular Training As Well
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. Some bodybuilders genuinely fear “running off” their hard earned gym gains by doing cardio. And for that reason, many gym lifters forgo […]
What The HELL Did I Just Read? Pope Francis Says There Is No Hell?!?
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. I spent hours and hours online devouring everything “rational” and eventually evolved into reading books by Richard Dawkins, […]