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All the Power to You!

**DISCLAIMER!!** To get the full benefit of this blog, I suggest listening to “Eye of the Tiger”. Ready? Alright, so this blog is all about POWER!  And the importance of adding power exercises into your training protocol. We all know what speed is, and we know what strength is, but what exactly is power and why should we care? Power is defined as the ability to exert the maximum force AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Therefore,…

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Mobility doesn’t equal flexibility

Mobility doesn’t equal flexibility. There I said it. And static stretching has the potential to worsen an injury, if one is present! So how do we become more mobile? Why do we need mobility? and what even is mobility? Mobility is about having the ability for joints to move through the full range of motion, with NO pain and ease of movement! It is essentially how you and your body move together. The more mobility…

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Periodization // pe·ri·od·i·za·tion

What is periodization? If you've ever wondered what periodization was, and why you hear fitness trainers talk about it, then you've come to the right place for a little crash course on the wonderful world of periodization! To begin, periodization is splitting up different training aspects into different cycles to meet different fitness goals. The four phases of periodization that I’ll talk about include:  Foundational Hypertrophy Strength Endurance (there are more than just these phases…

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Running With Richelle – Shin Splints

  You know what's the worst? Pain along the shin that is caused by inflammation of the muscles that attach to the shin bone (aka the tibia). Shin splints. Thy name is evil. There are 2 types of shin splints as seen in the picture below. Pain along the outer front portion of the lower leg is called anterior shin splints. Pain along the back inside of the lower leg is called posterior shin splints.…

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Top 5: How to Have a Better Massage

Getting a massage can be both therapeutic and relaxing. Massage allows for time to unplug, tune in, take some time for yourself. And if you're lucky enough to have a therapist that knows their stuff, you have the added bonus of fixing stuff while you're there. That being said, there are things you can do to make the massage experience better. Ready? Breathe After the therapist has left the room and you are comfortable on the…

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CHANGE AND SEA MONSTERS

Dictionary.com defines change as the following: CHANGE verb (used with object), changed, changing. To make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: To change one's name; to change one's opinion; To change the course of history.  What a simple, easy to understand, straight to the point definition.  And yet, as simple as it is to understand, why then do we humans have so much trouble implementing change into our own lives? I’m not talking about changing the tires on your car, or, the vacuum bag, or your little human’s diapers; although some of these things are dull, taxing,…

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JEN’S JOURNEY: LEARNING FROM ACORNS

Husband Jamie and I took the kids wilderness camping at Algonquin Park a few weekends ago; it was their first time, and they loved it. When camping, one has a singular purpose: to survive.  There’s no luxury to camping in the wilderness, save for a decadent square of dark chocolate at the end of the evening, or a luxuriously dry pair of socks when your body is damp to the bone. We pushed on, canoed…

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JEN’S JOURNEY: CELEBRATE THE LITTLE THINGS

Got my red belt in karate this weekend. My first coloured belt; I’m no longer the lowest on the totem pole! My gi has pizzazz now: and I’m proud fit to burst. So often, in the dojo and out in the world, I see people brushing off their achievements. “Yeah, I just ran a 10k, but it’s not like it’s a marathon or anything.” “I did just work for 5 years to lose that weight, but…

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WELLNESS SPOTLIGHT: MEANA FRANCO, POWERLIFTER

Méana Franco does things on purpose.  The 23 year old powerlifter and personal trainer cuts a decisive path across the gym floor as she heads to the bench press.  Without any preamble or small talk to those around her, she bounces on her toes a few times, shakes her muscular arms out, and assumes an arched position under the bar. An average gym-goer watching the scene would not be able to appreciate the complexities of…

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MMMM: Better, Stronger, Smarter. Don’t BS my Smarts

MEL'S MEANDERING MASSAGE MIND: BETTER, STRONGER, SMARTER. DON'T BS MY SMARTS This month we are talking about “Being Above Average.” I’ve been thinking about what this concept means to me. What does it mean to you? Initially I thought to myself So I have to talk about me and how I think I'm better than everybody else? That's a little conceited. But upon reflection, Being Above Average has nothing to do with everyone else, and everything to…

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At Whole Therapy, we believe that two heads are better than one. Our team works together to help people: It’s simple. Because one therapy is not always the one for everyone. We know that every body is different, and everyone has different goals, preferences, and timelines when it comes to their health and their bodies.

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The Return Of Massage

**Originally posted at dynamicrmt.ca by Dylan Crake. Re-posted with permission.**…

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