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The Participaction 150 Playlist

Participaction is an organization that has been around since the early 1970’s, that has always preached the health benefits of living an active lifestyle and participating in sports. While their most well known campaign may have been the Body Break movement with Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod, their efforts go well beyond that one series. Their newest campaign is in …

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How to Instantly Boost Chin-Up Performance

Chin-ups are a classic exercise that work the back and upper body. Chin-ups are great for further targeting your latissimus dorsi and biceps. When performed properly, this exercise is extremely effective on these areas. However, when performed incorrectly, the output does not give the same results. Strength Coach, Charles Poliquin, shares how to improve your chin-up performance to maximize those upper …

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The Pros and Cons of Foam Rolling

We’ve all seen foam rollers at the gym, usually in the stretching area. Some of us may have used them, and for some they remain just another of those pieces of equipment at the gym that we ignore because it’s not a treadmill or a free weight. But the foam roller is there for a reason, and for some it …

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Leaning Forward on Lunges

Lunges are an excellent way to fire up your hamstrings, quads, and gluteus. The great thing about lunges is the variations they have. You can perform lunges with kettle-bells, barbells, weights, or just on their own. Just like any other exercise, however, form is key to maximize results and minimize injury. Dr. Joel Seedman explains how keeping a forward lean when …

9 Things I Learned as a Self-Taught Athlete

“How I learned to love myself and stay in shape.” Yesterday I kicked an old soccer ball around the garden to play with my dog, and I realized something: it felt great! Years of being the kid nobody wanted on their team had made me dread team sports, but kicking that ball felt so different! This shift in my mindset …

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5 Overhead Press Mistakes to Avoid

BIO “B.U.F.F.:: Better Understanding of Food & Fitness. Dudes, the ones who’ll show you how to get it.” Hudson and Brandon White are two brothers who make up BUFF DUDES. They decided to start the B.U.F.F movement and share it through Youtube; making videos centering around food and fitness. Their aim is to educate with a plethora of information whilst …

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Flashfood: A New Way To Do Your Grocery Shopping

  Josh finished a colourful hockey career having played in the OHL, QMJHL, and AUS. He graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Cum Laude) in Finance and Management Science.Josh began his professional career on Bay Street with BMO Nesbitt Burns, followed by time at an international management consulting firm and a family office managing wealth …

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Sugar: A Game of Hide and Seek

  By now, you: a) have come to realize that nutrition plays a major role in your health and fitness goals b) have become overwhelmed with the little bits of information you have learned about nutrition c) believe that both are correct You may think that nutrition is not rocket science, but it sort of is. The nutritional program that …

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Bill Goldberg

It’s Wrestlemania weekend. The Grand Daddy of Them All. The Ultimate Thrill Ride. In the main event, defending the WWE Title, is 50 year old Bill Goldberg. Back in the 90’s, Goldberg was a sensation in the world of wrestling. He came in and he just didn’t lose; putting together a ridiculous winning streak that took him all the way …

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Does Nutrition Matter When You’re Injured?

So, all of us have tweaked something in the gym at some time or another.  Many of us have gotten injured during an athletic activity.  The recommendations are usually RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), during the first seventy-two hours and then begin some form of rehabilitation.  However, no one ever discusses what your nutrition should look like while you are …