How Hills Can Make You Faster

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Do you watch Fargo? I’m not talking about the movie, which was pretty good, but instead I’m referring to the TV show. We’re just getting into it and it’s awesome. Read more…

Are You Blowing It?

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When someone looks to get started with a health and fitness routine it’s always interesting where they put the emphasis.  Read more…

Use Rituals to Your Benefit

**FILE**  Fred Rogers rehearses the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping in this June 28, 1989 file photo, in Pittsburgh. The media company behind the PBS hit "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" is working on a new children's television series.  Kevin Morrison, chief operating officer of Family Communications Inc., told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the company is in talks with producers of several children's TV shows about a new program. Production of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" ended in 2000, and Fred Rogers, the show's star, died in 2003, at age 74.           (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, FILE)

We are creatures of habit. There are certain things we do routinely, or ritualistically, in our lives. Read more…

Lift Heavy or Lift Lots?

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There can always be a number of ways to achieve a result. As the expression goes, many roads lead to Rome. But the more specific we can be with our goal the more specific we can be with the prescription. Read more…

Ice cream, beer and the best fitness results

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Last weekend we held an end-of-season bike ride followed by a BBQ at Okanagan Peak Performance Inc. At the BBQ there were burgers, ice cream and beer. This is typically the kinds of foods that fitness coaches tell their clients to avoid eating. Read more…

The Best Cues for Coaching Speed

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This year Immaculata High School added a Sports Academy program for volleyball, soccer and basketball. And Okanagan Peak Performance Inc has been helping out with the strength and conditioning for this program. This morning we spent a good portion of the training session working on speed. Read more…

Finding the Gaps in Your Training

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Life is all about balance. We can’t be all on the one side of one ‘thing’. For example I remember darkness being described as the absence of light. Unless we have an appreciation for the concept of light the definition of darkness holds no meaning. Read more…

How much, what and when to eat

What does eating well really mean?

Nutrition is an interesting topic. For some, they treat it like religion. But it isn’t like religion at all. It doesn’t matter what I believe. Instead what should matter is what the research tells us to be true. We can decide to accept science or not. Read more…

Shoulder Solution Seminar – Recap

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Last week we hosted the Shoulder Solution Seminar. Coach Graeme did a great job identifying what accounts for many shoulder problems as well as some solutions to help this joint move and feel better. Read more…

Mastering the Basics – The Athletic Position

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Have you noticed how much more invested athletes are in the process these days? They have their scheduled practices and games. They work with dietitians and go for physiotherapy appointments. They’ll check in with a sports psychologist and see a massage therapist to keep everything moving well. They’re all in and do whatever it takes. Read more…