Whole Body Cryotherapy -165 C for 3.5 Minutes

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Last week I had the opportunity to go and try whole body cryotherapy (WBC). If you’re not familiar with what this it’s kind of like being in a stand up tanning booth but instead of being strayed with tanning dye you are blasted with nitrogen gas. Read more…

Is Cold Water Hindering Your Gains?

cold  water immersion

Have you ever done things as part of your training that you’ve changed? Read more…

How to Recover More Quickly

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I’ve written before about the importance of breathing on this blog. But a recent session with a client caused me to think it may be worth revisiting. Read more…

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 to do about tight hamstrings

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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…

End of the RICE age?

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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…

Stand Tall for Better Recovery

Stand tall to recover

One of the great things about coaching is that there are plenty of opportunities to train.  Read more…

Lessons from Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder at Whistler

Last week team Okanagan Peak Performance Inc headed up to Whistler for Tough Mudder. Read more…

More Frequent Exposures for Better Results

Smaller, more frequent doses may work better.

In my last post I talked about how training with a sibling can help push you further than many other conditions can. And one thing my brother started doing with his training lead to great increases in size and strength. Read more…

The rules of post-workout nutrition

The nutrient timing window may not be as important as we thought.

Have you ever heard something related to health and fitness that you just know to be true? Read more…