Lee Boyce
Lee Boyce is an internationally known fitness writer and strength coach, and owner of Boyce Training Systems, based in Toronto, Ont. His work is published regularly in many major fitness magazines including Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Esquire, TNATION, Muscle & Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, and Inside Fitness. In 2013, he was named to the Team Jamaica training and treatment staff for the Penn Relays international track meet. Currently Boyce works with clients and athletes for strength, conditioning, and sport performance. Visit his website www.leeboycetraining.com for more articles and TV media.

Entries by Lee Boyce

Are You Working Out For Today Or Tomorrow?

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2016 | 12:06 PM

It's a sad truth: We live in a society that's heavily influenced by the things popular people say, think or do. Mass media creates a platform for voices of each industry to tickle the ears of the uninformed, in order to profit from it. That's the world we live in,...

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Bad Fitness Advice Isn't The Problem, You Are

(1) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 5:46 PM

I work in an industry that is unregulated.

Calling yourself a personal trainer, fitness coach, strength coach, health expert or by any other tagline is as simple as taking a weekend course and paying attention to 75 per cent of its material. That's one reason why it creates a huge...

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Can't Work Out? Here's What You Can Do At The Office

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 5:01 PM

If you're a workaholic, chances are you don't have the opportunity to work out as much as you'd like to. Throw in a family at home and minimal energy on the weekends, and the result is usually chronic pain, insufficient and unstable sleeping patterns, and no real escape from the...

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6 Ways Your Workouts Are Aging You Faster

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 6:22 PM

"It's all about getting out and doing something."

It's a commonly used statement that gives me the same mixed feelings every time I hear it. As a fitness trainer, I take responsibility to debunk as many exercise and training "myths" that are in existence and common practice today --...

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9 Reasons Your Gym Routine Isn't Helping You Lose Fat

(15) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 2:27 PM

Hitting plateaus in training is never a welcome occurrence. Just when you think you've gotten into a groove, up surfaces a stymie that brings your results to a screeching halt. When it comes to fat loss, many will agree it's one of the hardest things to train for -- especially...

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Why the Fitness World Needs Tracy Anderson

(5) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 9:57 AM

Give Tracy Anderson a break.

Everywhere I turn, I'm seeing people bash her style, call out her methods, and paint the worst overall picture of the woman possible. I still don't see why.

The girl's clearly made a booming success of her fitness career. She's worth 110 million...

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Are We Taking "Motivational" Fitness Too Far?

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 11:48 PM

Lately I've been seeing a lot of chatter in the training world, training blogging world, training article world, and arbitrary training-related-social-media-post world that pertains to exercise intensity; namely little tidbits to help inspire mental toughness, complete with quotes similar to the one below:

"Learn to work through the pain,...
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Do Personal Trainers Need College Degrees?

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 12:54 PM

It's always a touchy subject to start talking about this, but I thought I'd take a whirl.

In the fitness world, there's so much opinion-based work out there, that it's really difficult to quantify one's merit based on what school of thought they follow -- it has to be based...

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Don't Be Fooled By the Instagram Personal Trainer

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 3:26 PM

I don't have an Instagram account.

I'll be the first to admit, however, that in this day and age, social media is a dominant force for many businesses, in terms of free self-promotion. It's really a wonderful thing when you think about it.

I write for around 15...

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Exercise "Propaganda" Has You Training Too Hard

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 12:26 PM

In the world of exercise, we will always meet well intended fitness-minded people who may be fresher to exercise than they'd like to be. In my opinion, they're at a bit of a disadvantage in this day and age.

See, we live in the age of technology and advanced...

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Why Personal Trainers Have a Bad Rap

(3) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 12:21 PM

If you log on to forum pages of any major gym chain, it's a safe bet that you'll notice a collection of posts from unhappy clients that talk about their bad experiences in the gym. Now, it's understandable that with large fitness chains, it's expected that 100 per cent of...

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Think Athletes Are the Pinnacle of Good Health? Think Again!

(6) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 5:54 PM

Often times, we have skewed vision when it comes to hallowing sports athletes as the ultimate pinnacle of athleticism and health.

Are they athletic? Of course. Are they healthy? That's debatable. Here's why.

The demands of most sports involve stops and starts, plenty of impact, aggressive explosiveness, possibly...

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Lifting Heavy Weights

(5) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 5:32 PM

It's gym time.

Or rather, should I say, it's "make myself as inconspicuous as possible while I sheepishly grab my corner elliptical for my morning cardio" time.

Unfortunately, as a fitness trainer, I see this happen too many times. Perhaps due to intimidation, many gymgoers, male and female...

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