A Great Drill For Low Back Pain

Low back pain is something almost everybody experiences at some point in their life. And once we’ve suffered through some low back pain we usually want to know what caused the pain and what to do about ensuring it doesn’t happen again. Read more…

What is the best cardio to do?

People love ‘best of’ lists. Whether it be when buying a car and picking up a copy of Consumer Reports or watching David Letterman’s Top 10 List we love to have things ranked for us. Read more…

What to do about tight hamstrings

Ask 100 people that train where they are most tight and you will probably hear hamstrings singled out as one of the most common problem areas. I would include tight hips as well as the two are intimately related and if you have tight hamstrings more than likely have tight hips as well. Read more…

Fitness Training in Cold Weather

So the weather has dropped significantly here in Kelowna over the last week. And I’m sure the rest of Canada is calling us weak for complaining about the weather when we have some of the mildest weathers in the country. Read more…

How to Improve Lactate Threshold

In the last post we talked about why people may use a heart rate monitor. Click here if you missed that post. Read more…

Why Use a Heart Rate Monitor

Do you use a heart rate monitor when you train? I guess at most big box gyms the majority of people don’t. I mean when you consider that most people don’t have a training journal to record their workouts they probably aren’t going to go to the trouble and expense of investing in a heart rate monitor. Read more…

End of the RICE age?

I’m a big fan of systems. And often times systems go hand-in-hand with acronyms. Consider for example that SYSTEM is an acronym for save yourself time energy and money. Read more…

Reflections on my lactate testing

If you are serious about getting better at something than you need to test yourself every now and again. For example, you can’t claim to be a fast runner if all you do is go for runs but have never stepped up to the line in a race to measure yourself.

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4 Tips for Speed

If there was one quality I would always choose as a coach it would be speed. You can have big players and strong players. You can have fit players and smart players. But the truth is that speed kills. Period. Read more…

How to Get Started with a Heart Rate Monitor

Many people are into running, cycling, triathlon and other endurance events. It’s surprising with how much is invested into these sports both in terms of time and money that more people don’t use heart rate monitors. Read more…