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9 Reasons You Should Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

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What are you scared of? For me it’s snakes. I have a real fear of snakes. I don’t know where this came from but I don’t like them. Even seeing them on TV or in a movie gets my heart racing and freaks me out. Read more…

Pushing Fitness Intensity

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What constitutes an effective workout? Is it when you feel a pump in the targeted muscle(s)? Is it when you work up a good sweat?  Read more…

Lessons from US Swimmer Ryan Lochte

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Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past couple of weeks you’ve probably heard the name Ryan Lochte. And if you’re not familiar with the name than you may have heard something about a US swimmer at the Olympics fabricating a story about being robbed in Brazil at the Olympics. Read more…

Consistency is the Key

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Coaching, programming and nutrition are important components of a fitness program. Read more…

8 Take-aways from my first bike race

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Last weekend I competed in a bike race. While I ride my bike to work and enjoy getting out for longer weekend rides this isn’t something I’ve done a lot of. Read more…

Healthy Meals Done for You

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On a scale of 1-10 how good is your nutrition? Or better yet, if we evaluated your nutrition in terms of the quality what number would you give it on the same scale? (assuming 1 be to poor quality and 10 would the best possible) Read more…

How to Fix a Strength Plateau

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Anyone that does resistance training does so with the goal of getting stronger. Individuals coming off an injury want to get back to regular activity as soon as possible and do this by increasing the strength of the supportive muscles. Read more…

Why We Do What We Do

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I’m always curious about what drives people? Especially when we’re talking about ‘the best of the best’ or impressive performances. Take professional athletes for example, they typically don’t need the money and have already won at the highest level. Read more…

The Myth of Triple Extension

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Last weekend Graeme and I had the opportunity to attend a speed coaching clinic with Derek Evely. Derek was the Leeborough Centre Director of UK Athletics from 2009-2012 prior to the London Olympic games in 2012. He has  coached a number of number of Olympic podium athletes and continues to work with some of the best hammer throwers in the world. Read more…