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7 Nutritional Tips to Maximize Your Post-Workout Routine

By | 2017-08-16T17:29:31+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

7 Nutritional Tips to Maximize Your Post-Workout Routine We’ve all heard about the magic “window of opportunity” that occurs post-workout.  This period directly following a workout where optimal nutrition is paramount. By getting the right macros, you will assist in faster recovery, decrease muscle soreness and improve body composition. For the hour following your workout, [...]

Suns Out Guns Out: Outdoor Workout Circuit

By | 2017-07-28T15:31:12+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Training|

Suns Out Guns Out: Outdoor Workout Circuit   It’s mid-July, and the sun is shining, but you know you should head to the gym and get your workout in. How can you justify spending time in an air-conditioned box when the sunshine is beating down, and the smell of a fleeting summer is in the [...]

How Anxiety and Stress are Killing Your Gains

By | 2017-08-16T18:16:22+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Recovery, Training|

How Anxiety and Stress are Killing Your Gains In the fitness community when we refer to stress and muscle gains we’re thinking about physical stressors. Progressive overload, periodization, variations in training intensity, frequency and volume are some of the ways we like to believe we can control how our musculoskeletal and nervous systems adapt to [...]

We’re Hiring a Part Time Sales and Support Rock Star in Calgary

By | 2017-04-27T14:54:06+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The fitness revolution is showing people the truth about exercise: that gimmicks are garbage and hard work pays off, and thus, we are growing. When customers have problems or need a more in-depth understanding of our niche products, they contact us, and our goal is to help them as quickly and awesomely as possible. We're [...]

The 3 Most Important Stretches to Relieve Low Back Pain

By | 2017-08-17T00:14:42+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Mobility, Recovery|

The key to relieving low back pain...the Psoas. Low back pain is one of the most common complaints we hear about. 80% of people will experience some low back pain within their lifetime. The most common reason for this discomfort are tight psoas muscles (commonly known as hip flexors). The psoas is attached to the lower [...]

The Secret to Really Getting Better in 2017…

By | 2017-08-16T17:11:01+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Motivation, Tips|

Work on your Weaknesses Here's the deal... we all love working on our strengths and feeling like we crushed our cross training workout. But, want to get in on a little secret? I've heard it before but It still took me a long time to figure it out, I've been told to do it before, [...]

Giving Your Clients Motivation by Getting in their Head: The Psychology of Training

By | 2017-08-17T01:27:46+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Motivation, Tips, Uncategorized|

Giving Your Clients Motivation by Getting in their Head: The Psychology of Training   Getting clients in the door is sometimes only half the battle. While coaches and trainers have a clear understanding of the benefits of exercise and training, our clients don’t always feel the same way. You need to find a way to [...]

Best drills for better WOD times

By | 2017-08-17T14:01:35+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Tips, Training|

Best drills for better WOD times Improving your WOD times by doing a lot more WODs is a logical answer. But for those who need a little extra, I put together this simple list of drills which I have found help athletes improve their WODs. The idea is to make you move between many movements [...]

Simple Mobility Drills to Improve Front Rack Position (and lift more)

By | 2017-08-17T14:31:00+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Mobility, Recovery|

Simple Mobility Drills to Improve Front Rack Position (and lift more) Front rack position mobility is critical for movements including front squats, thrusters, overhead pressing, and jerks. I'll take you through our six favourite front rack mobility drills. These drills are primarily to improve thoracic spine extension and to improve flexibility in the lats. Thoracic Extention [...]

Top 5 CrossTraining drills for lifters

By | 2017-03-23T23:27:46+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Olympic Weightlifting|

  Lifting and find yourself ready for the off season? This is our list of top drills for lifters in the off season! Drill #1 Snatch press (behind the neck) This is a great drill for mobility of the hips and back, not to mention shoulder stability and strength! Place a bar behind your neck, [...]

How to use GVT to Blow your Plateau Away

By | 2017-08-17T17:18:52+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Powerlifting, Strongman, Training|

How to use GVT to Blow your Plateau Away Is GVT for you? Here is how you can make serious gains and using German Volume Training. I’ve learned a lot about German volume Training recently as we looked at ways of changing the randomness of CrossFit training routines into a structured and progressive program. GVT, [...]

Foam Rolling: before or after training?

By | 2017-08-17T17:30:19+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Recovery|

Should You Be Foam Rolling Before or After Training? This is a simple enough question which was first brought to my attention by my osteopath. Should we be foam rolling before or after training? Like most of us, I didn’t think it made a huge difference. I was initially taught to foam roll before I [...]

Why the Air Bike is the Single Best Conditioning Tool

By | 2017-08-17T17:49:17+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Training|

Why the Air Bike is the Single Best Conditioning Tool You can find very few machines in a CrossFit box, rowing machines are often a staple, but more and more gyms are outfitting their facilities with Air Bikes. These suckers were initially developed for seniors with limited mobility. But don't let that fool you, they [...]

5 Reasons Rowing Will Make You The King (or Queen) of Cardio

By | 2017-08-18T00:29:57+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Training|

5 Reasons Rowing Will Make You The King (or Queen) of Cardio Winter is coming. We want to help make sure you are getting the most out of your training as winter approaches. We have all had the misfortune of encountering the great killer of your workout...time. Try as we might, some days just don't [...]

The Importance of Foam Rolling

By | 2017-08-18T00:49:28+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Mobility, Recovery|

The Importance of Foam Rolling Have you ever felt so sore that it seemed like every muscle in your body is riddled with knots? Knots can be a nuisance, for sure, but are especially annoying when they're causing you pain. Often, the first move people make when they realize they need to get “rid” of [...]

If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) The Diet People Actually Love

By | 2017-08-21T19:14:13+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Nutrition|

IIFYM (if it fits your macros). Is it the Diet for You? Think of the word diet and often images of Atkins or eating some weird food pop into your mind. Dieting has been stigmatized as a miserable, deprived experience. Having to eat certain brands of food (think Special K or Slim Fast diet) or [...]

Strength Training VS HIIT

By | 2017-08-21T20:03:49+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Training|

Strength Training VS HIIT When you engage in a healthy lifestyle, there are certain goals you will find yourself setting. Milestones to celebrate all the hard work you plan to put in. One key component a program that gets you results is having the proper elements working together. Strictly lifting weights and not doing cardio, [...]

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