The Wonder Vitamin — Are You Deficient In Vitamin D?

The sun warms your skin as you lie on your towel, listening to the waves lap gently at a sandy beach. A soft breeze carries away all your worries. All your stress. You lie there enjoying the peace and the calm. At that moment, nothing else matters. Nothing at all.

And then you wake up and realize summer’s long gone — along with daylight savings time and any real chance to soak up some rays. Continue reading “The Wonder Vitamin — Are You Deficient In Vitamin D?”

Bodyweight Tuck-Jump — Discover Explosive Fat Loss Secrets From The Fighting Arts

Was talking with my new bud, Chad Howse, the other day about fitness and fighting. Trading stories and insights about how and where the two arenas cross over.

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3 Ways You Could Be Wasting Time In The Gym

Time is a hot commodity.

It’s always moving along, whether you’re moving along with it or not.

I think Ferris Bueller had it pegged pretty well when he proclaimed, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”

And there’s a lot to miss, for sure; which is why it’s important to constantly assess not only how you manage your precious time, but how well that managed time is working out for you.

This, of course, includes your workouts. Continue reading “3 Ways You Could Be Wasting Time In The Gym”

How Suspension Training’s Biggest Problem Can Supercharge Your Workouts

Suspension training is hot right now.

With the advent of tools such as TRX and the Jungle Gym XT, suspension-themed digital programs, group classes and personal training have trended sharply into the popular fitness frame of mind.

But suspension training is nothing new.

Just ask a gymnast. Or, head out to a playground and watch a group of kids horse around on the monkey bars.

Displaying bodily skill in suspension is like showing off a badge of strength and savvy. Not only is it a benchmark for general fitness, but it’s also a helluvalotta fun.

And for the body weight training enthusiast, especially, it provides you with an often-lacking component to your programming. Continue reading “How Suspension Training’s Biggest Problem Can Supercharge Your Workouts”

Workout Effectiveness — Are You Relying Too Much On Sore Muscles?

Did you get in a good workout today?

How do you know whether it was good or not?

You see, there are a bunch of ways to judge its quality.

Just to name a few:

  • Did you break a good sweat?
  • Did you do more than usual?
  • Did you get a good burn on?
  • Did you decrease your time?
  • Did you increase your distance?

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Save Yourself Some Pain — 3 Common Pull Up Questions Answered

It’s not just that pull ups are hard.

For a lot of folks, they’re uncomfortable.

In fact, I’d say that 8 out of every 10 pull up questions I get centre around managing pain while performing the exercise.

If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense.

Each of us leaps up to that pull up bar carrying different baggage.

For starters, the structure of your shoulder may not look like the structure of your training partner’s shoulder. Or like the shoulder of anyone else in the gym, for that matter. Continue reading “Save Yourself Some Pain — 3 Common Pull Up Questions Answered”