Fitness

Earn your carbs!

Earn your carbs!

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It’s a saying I heard recently a few times from the one and only Charles Poliquin. He says if you’re a thin person and you’re active, you can get away with carbs as part of your daily regimen…. Read More

Experience report: Acro yoga!

Experience report: Acro yoga!

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So I like to try new things. Especially when it comes to physical training. I had been hearing about and reading about acro yoga for a few months now and it really piqued my interest. I found a… Read More

5 top things I learned about fitness from @tferriss in 2016…

5 top things I learned about fitness from @tferriss in 2016…

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You probably know by now that I’ve been a big fan of Tim Ferriss ever since I read his first book ( Four Hour Workweek ) more than 5 years ago. He’s grown up a lot since then and his influence… Read More

Last #FridayFindings of 2016: New stuff from the world of nutrition and fitness…

Last #FridayFindings of 2016: New stuff from the world of nutrition and fitness…

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Last week before the holidays. Who’s excited? And who’s excited about all this snow? This guy! Bring on the snowshoeing! *** I’m done recording my first 15 episodes of #WellnessWednesdays for 2016. It’s been a blast so far… Read More

Experience report: Hiking Red Rock with my favourite brother!

Experience report: Hiking Red Rock with my favourite brother!

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So I spent the weekend in Las Vegas with my favourite (and only) brother for a belated birthday trip. So nice to spend quality time and kick back for a short sejour. The highlight of the trip was… Read More

Want to learn to burn fat all day every day? Workshop in #Ottawa on Dec 8

Want to learn to burn fat all day every day? Workshop in #Ottawa on Dec 8

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Want to teach your body to burn fat as its main source of fuel? It can happen as it’s currently happening to me and a few million other lucky humans around the world. We’re going retro, like hundreds… Read More

Need to relax? Try square breathing!

Need to relax? Try square breathing!

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If you would have told me a few years back that conscious breathing would have made a difference in my life, I would have laughed out loud. A few times. I remember going to a yoga class more… Read More

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition! New stuff from the world of fitness and nutrition…

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition! New stuff from the world of fitness and nutrition…

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Hey there again, a bit of a crazy week so this week’s #FridayFindings post is on Saturday. Better late than never, right? Gotta roll with the punches… Sugar or fat? What’s worse for you? The answer is getting more and… Read More

Experience Report: @MEC_Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2016

Experience Report: @MEC_Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2016

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Another weekend, another fat fasted session. And it was probably the last substantial “training” session for the upcoming Raid de la Gaspésie. Now I’m kinda looking forward to it and kinda scared still… It turned out to be… Read More

Fat Fasted Adventure #4: Great hiking adventure in New Hampsire!

Fat Fasted Adventure #4: Great hiking adventure in New Hampsire!

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So I took a few days off to kick back and help my lovely mother celebrated her 29th birthday again. It was nice to relax, cook, hang out with family and get active on my own time. And… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and wellness!

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and wellness!

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You are what you eat, right? Well that’s kinda true and in that spirit, here’s a Some good advice coming from Dr. Aseem Malholtra, a doctor in the UK. He talks about us needing a healthy dose of lifestyle medicine , instead of meds. He’s also… Read More

Fat Fasted Adventure #3: Epic hiking adventure in upstate New York!

Fat Fasted Adventure #3: Epic hiking adventure in upstate New York!

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Another summer weekend, another fat fasted adventure! So the part of the past weekend was spent in Hermon in upstate New York with my buddy Trevor and it included a nice hike by nearby Wolf Lake. What a beautiful morning to… Read More

Book review: Primal Endurance by @Mark_Sisson

Book review: Primal Endurance by @Mark_Sisson

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So I picked up another book about fitness last month, what else is new? This one was  Primal Endurance by Mark Sission . You might know who Mark is without really knowing. He’s not only a former standout triathlete (4th at Kona) and… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and fitness…

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and fitness…

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I’ve been listening a lot of podcasts and reading a lot of books, a lot of them fitness and wellness related, so I could put out a #FridayFindings every day it seems. But I won’t bore you. See… Read More

Another fat fasted adventure: This time longer and even better!

Another fat fasted adventure: This time longer and even better!

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So my brother and I usually do one or more epic rides every summer. It’s getting tougher for us to get together with him having two young kids. They always get in the way, right? But they’re so cute ! So we… Read More

What fat fasting did for me this weekend…

What fat fasting did for me this weekend…

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So we’ve been told to carb load for any “endurance” workouts for decades, right? Well I’ve been reading more and more on how that notion has been blown out of water (stay tuned for a review of Mark… Read More

Experience review: Petite Aventure Desjardins 2016

Experience review: Petite Aventure Desjardins 2016

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So I got asked by my favourite brother to do a little cycle tour a few weeks back. How could I say no, especially since it involved his cute little family? I didn’t figure out until later that… Read More

Training Update: Getting my fitness back, one day at a time…

Training Update: Getting my fitness back, one day at a time…

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So I signed up for the Raid de la Gaspesie again this year. 4 days of torture wasn’t enough last year so we decided to do it again. At least this year we have an idea of what we’re getting ourselves into,… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of training and nutrition…

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of training and nutrition…

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It’s been said that a lot of people starting out in triathlon and running are overtraining. It happened to me, and it happened to better people than me. More isn’t always better. Here is a great guide from Dr. John Berardi  from Precision Nutrition… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and meditation…

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and meditation…

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Do you think more expensive shoes are better for you than cheap ones? You might be wrong! A new study came to me through the ChiRunning site and it made me think twice about it. The good thing about minimalist shoes is that… Read More

Meditation tips from a beginner…

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I don’t feel I’m quite qualified to tell you all about meditation but at least I can pass along some tips that have helped me. I find meditation is like running in that everyone sees it as a… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of nutrition

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of nutrition

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You’ve probably heard of the Sweat Science column in Runner’s World. SOme great stuff! Here’s a look from there to see if diet or exercise makes you hungry. You might be surprised! *** I’m really loving podcasts these days. I’m turning my… Read More

Fat is not efficient…

Fat is not efficient…

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I feel like a bit of a hypocrite writing this. This is the heaviest I’ve been since my football/university days… Granted I put on some muscle after getting back to the gym in the past few months but… Read More

#FridayFindings: Special “fat” edition!

#FridayFindings: Special “fat” edition!

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I’m excited now that more and more people realize that fat is good for you. Well I should re-phrase that: Good fats are good for you. See below for some more recent evidence! It seems fat is part of the future of fat burning . And this… Read More

#FridayFindings: New and cool nutrition and posture stuff!

#FridayFindings: New and cool nutrition and posture stuff!

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How is your relationship with food? I know mine is “complicated” from time to time… The Minimalists, a new website I cam across, have a cool look at it with their “Food is Not Entertainment” post . *** And this time of the year,… Read More