“I Heard It Through the Grape Vine”

Advertising annoys me. When you have enough money in your advertising budget you can make your ads say whatever you want. And if you say it enough times, regardless of its truth or benefit, people will start to believe it.

Every time I watch commercials and see ads for pain killers it drives me nuts. “Don’t […]

Exercise of the month- Romanian Deadlift

Today I would like to introduce to you the all so under-rated exercise that is the Deadlift’s cousin, the Romanian Deadlift!  And since it has a European country in its name it has to be great doesn’t it?!  This is also known as a stiff legged deadlift, but Romanian sounds so much more bad ass.

Let […]

Choosing a Quality Off-Season Hockey Program

For those lucky few hockey players that are still playing right now in the playoffs, or Provincial Championships for Minor Hockey, congratulations.  For the majority, the season has come to an end, and attention has been shifted to next season.

Next season starts now.

The off-season is a great time to add more layers on to a […]

The Injuries of Days Past

Why is it that injuries can be difficult to overcome? And other injuries seem to linger around for the rest of your life like that old football knee?

When you get injured everyone only seems to focus on the actually injury itself whether it be a sprain, muscle tear, dislocation of a joint, or getting in […]

If You Ever Find Yourself In The Wrong Story…

Yesterday I was struggling to write a blog that left me feeling uninspired and every single edited version frustrated me further.  I started scrolling through Facebook and clicked on a link on a friend’s timeline and these words grabbed me by the throat and I found myself crying…

“You’re allowed to leave any story that you […]

Do No Harm

I recently conducted an assessment on a client who had been through some pretty amazing circumstances. On three separate occasions she was t-boned on the driver’s side, all by drunk drivers, and as she was trying to get back into being physically active, she went through three separate personal trainers. The first trainer thought she […]

When A Strength Coach Becomes A Joint Mechanic…

“I played everything. I played lacrosse, baseball, basketball, soccer, track and field. I was a big believer that you played hockey in the winter and when the season was over you hung up your skates and played something else.”~Wayne Gretzky
As if this quote from The Great One isn’t enough to get your attention! This topic […]

Why I Don’t Motivate People…

It has long been discussed in the training industry that part of our job is to motivate people.  It is proposed that people pay us to provide them with the motivation to achieve their goals.  I am going on record right here to say that I don’t motivate people.  In fact, I stopped trying to […]

How Big Is Your But?

You read that right.

Lately I’ve been trying to find some balance.  I struggle with where I am in my life and it’s in these moments that I am forced to visit my past and realize that everything I have now I never believed I would.

When I left everything that I knew and went back to […]

Ever Had Your Nuts Crushed?

I love squatting.  I want you to think a little bit differently about it for this post.

 

All my clients do it during our course of training because of its applicability to everyday living, and its translation to vertical jump performance for my volleyball athletes. We all find ways to naturally squat as we have to […]