Anatomy For Athletes – Part 4 – The Adductors

Anatomy For Athletes-Adductors

If you’ve read my last three posts, you’re probably starting to develop a pretty decent grasp on lower body functional anatomy.  Together with parts 1, 2 and 3, this article and the next will complete the lower body portion of my Anatomy For Athletes Miniseries. …Let’s dive right into it… Functional Anatomy of the Adductors…

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Anatomy For Athletes-Part 3-The Quadriceps

Anatomy For Athletes - Quadriceps

In Parts 1 and 2 of the Anatomy For Athletes Miniseries, I gave a brief introduction and discussed the key functions of the glutes and hamstrings. If you read those posts, you might recall me mentioning that the glutes and hamstrings are often lengthened and inhibited, especially in people that spend a large part of…

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Anatomy For Athletes – Part 2 – The Hamstrings

Anatomy For Athletes - The Hamstrings

In Part 1 of the Anatomy For Athletes miniseries, I gave a short introduction that outlined some key key points about the miniseries.  If you haven’t read that yet, head over there quickly to check it out. Part 1 also summarizes the key functions of the glutes, how to train them, and examples of glute…

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Anatomy For Athletes – Part 1 – The Glutes

Anatomy For Athletes - The Glutes

If you plan on designing your own training programs, you should have at least a fundamental understanding of functional anatomy and training variable manipulation. A while back, I posted a series of articles that outlined the basics of program design.  In it, I discussed how to vary things like reps, sets, intensity, rest, etc. based…

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Nutrition Habits For A Lean, Athletic Body

nutrition habits for a lean athletic body

In today’s highly connected world where there’s new diets, nutrition plans, and eating philosophies emerging daily, putting together an effective nutrition plan can be super confusing. But I have news for you:  Healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated to be effective.  In fact, the opposite is true.  Regardless of whether your goal is strength-,…

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Finding Your Why

Finding Your Why

Have you ever set a goal for yourself and then stopped working toward it because you felt overwhelmed, lost, or unmotivated? I know I have. In my experience, there are two common mistakes that people make when setting new goals, fitness-related or otherwise.  These mistakes make it infinitely harder to stick to a change program…

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Holiday Gifts For Fitness Fanatics

Holiday Gifts For Fitness Fanatics

Buying gifts that you’re truly excited to give can be surprisingly stressful.  To help you out, I’ve channelled my inner Oprah and rounded up a few of my favourite things that will make excellent holiday gifts for fitness fanatics on your list.  From mobility tools to squat racks, I’ve got you covered with finds that…

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Caramelized Banana Protein Pudding

Banana Protein Pudding

This Caramelized Banana Protein Pudding is rich and indulgent, but healthy too.  It’s vegan, gluten-free and paleo-friendly.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. You know what I love?  Healthy treats.  Yes, foods that are both indulgent and healthy do exist. A few weeks ago I shared one of my favourite healthy…

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Roasted Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup

This Roasted Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup is a delicious way to pack in those veggie servings on a cool fall day. I love checking out unique shops and small businesses. There are quite a few of them in or around my hometown of Leamington, Ontario. Many of the greenhouse owners are opening up additional revenue…

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Is Perfectionism Killing Your Results?

A while back, I sent out a survey to my clients and readers asking them about the biggest obstacles keeping them from reaching their fitness goals.  Here are some of the responses that I received… “I do fine all week long, I eat really clean.  But as soon as the weekend comes, it’s like my…

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