Strength Training

13 Weight Training Myths Preventing You From Getting Fit

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living

As a beginner, lifting weights isn't always easy, and no fitness expert will never tell you to use a 20-pound dumbbell first. Weights should be ad...

No Sweatpants! Put the Professional in Personal Training

Leah Morrigan | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

It is amazing how many branches the personal training tree has, but whatever the niche, this occupation has a uniform that consists of stretchy, comfortable clothes, but the uniform's casual feeling should not affect your professional image.

Ladies, You Can Strength Train Without Getting "Bulky"

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Don't be afraid to strength train! Pretty much daily one of my clients tells me that "I want to strength train and tone up, but I don't want to get too strong, or too bulky." But it is almost impossibly for women to "get big" unless they really try -- it is just not in our genetics.

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

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

The demands of most sports involve stops and starts, plenty of impact, aggressive explosiveness, possibly one-sided dominance (think of a ball sport) and a measure of strength. As a result, the joints have to take a beating on a regular basis in some way or another for as long as the sport is being participated in.

9 High-Protein Snacks for Men on the Go | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living

Busy men are always looking for nutritious snacks to eat when they are on the go. Unfortunately, many of you end up grabbing high-carb, high-fat and low-protein convenience store snacks, which are terrible nutritional choices.

Welcome Back to the Road

Andrea Paine | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada
Andrea Paine

This week I did something that I hadn't done in longer than I'd like to admit. I went for a run. Now one would ask why I haven't gone out for a run in...

Why You're Getting Nowhere at the Gym and How to Fix it

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

I often hear people complaining that they go to the gym but never see any results. The gym isn't a magical place where you can go and achieve results by osmosis -- trust me, I've tried -- but some people seem to treat it this way. Although everyone is different, here are some key factors explaining why you aren't seeing the results you want.

How to Find Your Inner Athlete

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I know that becoming more athletic was part of how I managed to grow out of the unhealthy, unfit and unhappy teenage version of myself. I see this same pattern in many of my clients. The ones who have managed to make long-term lifestyle changes have all, in one way or another, found their "inner athlete." Here are some tips to finding your inner athlete.

Don't Run to Get in Shape, Get in Shape to Run

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Through helping people, including myself, rehab numerous often avoidable running injuries, I have learned better. You have to be strong to run injury-free. Running is hard on the body. Experience has taught me the wisdom of the words -- don't use running as a way to get in shape: get in shape to run.

Is Weight Training The Answer To Combatting Diabetes?

CBC | Posted 10.06.2012 | Canada Living

Weight training may be able to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. In a study done by Harvard School of Public Heal...

Test Drive: Ageless Body Bootcamp

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Living

Each week, the Huffington Post Canada's Living team will try out something that has sparked our curiosity, and as long as we live to tell the tale, we...

Your Gym Teacher Lied: 5 Things Not To Believe About Workouts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Living

Getting in shape can mean different things to different people, but the way we plan our workouts is often based on fitness myths that probably had the...

Building Strength as You Age

Stacy Irvine, D.C., M.Sc. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Living
Stacy Irvine, D.C., M.Sc.

For most people there is a common perception that we are at our physical best in our 20s and then it is "all downhill from there." But I believe that our decline in strength as we age is not as dependent on physiological declines in our bodies, but mostly due to the lack of opportunity to train effectively to build strength.

The Last 10 Pounds: Tips To Reach Your Weight-Loss Goal Safely

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Brown | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Living

The last 10 pounds of a weight-loss goal can be the most difficult to shed, so it's important to treat your mind and body with kindness when you hit t...