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I recently heard about a study that came to the conclusion that American’s favourite day of the week is Friday. I wasn’t surprised who doesn’t love Friday. The study went a step further and said Monday to Thursday weren’t liked at all and Saturday and Sunday were even more popular than Friday. In a roundabout […]

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Below are notes from my talk on Mobility for Runners that took place on Thursday August 2nd, 2012. *Factors affecting flexibility: Previous and current injuries, movement mechanics, lifestyle (daily movements, sitting, sleep patterns, food, fluids) *According to the joint by joint approach the human body’s joints alternate between mobile and stable – starting with the […]

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I first heard about Kettlebells in the summer of 2008. I was working at a gym and my manager, Sean Lovell, asked me what I knew about them. I said “nothing”. So he gave me a 12kg kettlebell and asked me to do some research and figure out if this was a good tool or […]

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It all started in the park. It was a Saturday late in May, overcast of course. As I finished all my chores for the day the sun was starting to poke out and the park was calling my name. After 4-5 months of working with a fantastic RMT getting myself put back together from an […]

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Notes: *Start position: Lay face down on the floor with hands under shoulders, create tension throughout your body during pushup *Finish position: Standing tall *Movement: Laying face down to standing tall under control *KICKS FOR COACHING SHOE DRIVE donate a pair of shoes to the Eastside Foot Clinic and get a 30min coaching/training session *Don’t […]

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Notes: *Start position: Lay face down on the floor with hands under shoulders, create tension throughout your body *Finish position: Shoulders over hands, straight line ankles to ears *Middle position: See if you can go from floor to top position without losing the straight line position of your body *KICKS FOR COACHING SHOE DRIVE donate […]

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We are one day away from the May long weekend and the gift every long weekend gives us is an extra 24hours! I know most of the readers of this blog will be using this time to bike the seawall, hike a mountain, throw a Frisbee in the sand, play in the park, or like […]

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Notes *Start position: Lay down besdie something that is kind of awkward to hold and has some weight to it, grab it and rollover to yous back with the object on your chest *Finish position: Stand tall holding your object *Middle position: Go from lying to standing while holding the awkward object *There is no […]

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Do you suffer from Exercise ADD? Not sure what I mean by this? Although this isn’t a technical or medically accepted term I think this definition works: exercise attention deficit disorder – noun: a condition characterized by loss of focus during a physical activity program. Exercise ADD can be seen when a participant jumps from […]

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Notes *Get Pain Free… training in pain isn’t fun and in the long run it will do more harm than good *Get good at the basics: Walking, Running, Squating, Lunging, Bending, Pushing, Pulling, Rotating *Become great at one physical skill – the skill could be anything (yoga, powerlifting, kettlebelling, pilates, throwing a frisbee, playing tennis, […]

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