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Langley, Walnut Grove and Surrey's constant source of quality information in the Personal Training, Fat Loss, Strength and Conditioning, Fitness and Nutrition fields.

Fat Loss; Its time to face facts!

With summer’s inevitability we thought it appropriate to write a quick blog update on fat loss. I mean, really, who wants the stuff....? This post will shed light on some magnifying_glassgenerally accepted fat loss methods that simply just don’t work; but more importantly what does. Firstly, I would like to thank Alywn Cosgrove for providing the muse for this post.  Seeing him speak at a Perform Better conference recently was nothing less than eye opening and inspiring.  My hope is that the research presented will put an end to your fruitless fat loss methods.  You can achieve significantly more in less time than you thought.

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Running with Knee Pain? Let's Fix it.

knee_painWe recently finished a talk with a group of runners training for the Run for Water at Peninsula Runners in Abbotsford.  This is a summary of what we spoke about. 

It is well documented that one of the most common areas of injury in runners is the knee joint.  One of the main reasons for this is the lack of balance in the muscles that stabilize the knee.  For most runners they have strong/tight quadriceps and weak posterior chain muscles (hamstrings & glutes).  These imbalances lead to knee problems.   Using some simple exercises can help START you on the path correcting these imbalances.

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Video Games for Fitness = Exergaming?

Nearly every game system has a fitness game like the Wii Fit and EA Sports Active.  The NPD Group500x_wiipushups tracks computer and video game sales in the United States. It reported in 2004 that:

  • Console and portable software sales: $6.2 billion
  • Console and portable hardware and accessory sales: $3.7 billion
  • PC game sales: $1.1 billion

With the already massive wellness/fitness/diet market worth well over $400 billion it’s no wonder the video game sector has tried to tap into that.

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Sleep - The Underrated Resolution.

Lack of Sleep

Sleep has a huge impact on performance and health.homer_sleep  I know from experience that most people do not get enough sleep over the course of the year because of work, family and school.

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Hangovers vs. A strong focus

This week has been one of the best weeks professionally in the last year.  Coming back from 2 weeks in Mpalmtreeaui I had a tough week suffering from severe vacation hangover.  Thankfully I am not the type of person to be overwhelmed by a down week.
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