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Are you training many hours a week and still carrying extra weight?

Are you training many hours a week and still carrying extra weight?

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Most people think folks who do long runs or any other long distance racing are all skinny little things. If you ever looked around at local races or triathlons, you know that is not the case. Why is… 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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Who wouldn’t love more coffee in their lives? Well it seems even if you’re a regular user/abuser like me, a pre-workout coffee might help your workouts. Here is a cool look at it from the New York Times . *** Fasting is getting seen more and more as… Read More

Become a fat burning beast discussion in Ottawa – Tue June 6

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It’s all happening downtown Ottawa on Tue June 6 at 6:30 pm! Come and listen to coach and biohacker Eric Collard of Efficient Coaching as he explains all he’s learned over the past 10 years through trials and… Read More

Experience report: Spring MEC Ottawa ride

Experience report: Spring MEC Ottawa ride

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So I started doing the MEC rides around Ottawa last fall after a nice nudge from my buddy Dion. They’re fun, no fuss and best of all, very affordable. And in this case, free! This one was officially cancelled due to weather… Read More

Experience report: My first 3-day fast…

Experience report: My first 3-day fast…

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So I’ve been playing with intermittent fasting for a while now and I pushed the envelope some more this week, my first 3-day fast. Why did I do it? I got that a few times over the past… Read More

Experience report: Yoga for runners in Montreal with Julien Gagnon

Experience report: Yoga for runners in Montreal with Julien Gagnon

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I spent a wonderful Saturday on the weekend where I taught a great group of runners before doing a 3-hour yoga for runners class with the one and only Julien Gagnon. For those who don’t know him, he’s… Read More

Listen to your heart… Aka heart rate monitoring

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This post won’t be about following your passion or moving to a new city for your loved on. Or the Roxette song highlighted above. It’s about paying attention to the feedback your heart gives you on a daily,… Read More

Experience report: Hiking in Lake Placid, NY

Experience report: Hiking in Lake Placid, NY

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I tried to take a bit of a break from the busy life to get away and soak up nature and get some steps in. It was nice to basically keep my phone away for a few days, except… Read More

Making the switch from carbs to fat…

Making the switch from carbs to fat…

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Unfortunately it’s not as easy as switching cellphone providers but it could be more beneficial for your health. Most North Americans are carb burners as its the majority of the calories they ingest. It’s not that bad if it’s… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest news and trends from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

#FridayFindings: The latest news and trends from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

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This is a Fasting Friday for me, where I usually eat my first meal around the lunch hour. There’s more and more (old & new) research showing the benefits of intermittent fasting. Here’s a look at some from Collective Evolution . *** Stretching is… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest news and trends from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

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Some of you might know Dr. Mark Cucuzzella from the Natural Running Center. He’s in the inner circles when it comes to other running and coaching legends like Dr. Phil Maffetone and Mark Sisson. Here he looks at new… Read More

Experience review: @FitBit Blaze

Experience review: @FitBit Blaze

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So since my beloved Basis seized operations, I had to look elsewhere for my fitness tracker for the first time in almost 3 years . It happens to the best of them! I looked around for some options and nothing really… Read More

So what is this Wim Hof Method you speak of?

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I’ve been experimenting with the Wim Hof Method for close to a year now. It helped me kickstart my “training” last summer . I really enjoy how it connects the entire body: Mind, body, strength, flexibility, breathing… It basically boils down to breath… Read More

Fat fasting for the win!

Fat fasting for the win!

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If you follow the blog, you know about my experience with fat fasting and exercise during the past 6 months or so. I’ve been experimenting with it even more these days, with some pretty great results! I’ve done a few… Read More

Need help training for a major endurance/multisport/running race in 2017?

Need help training for a major endurance/multisport/running race in 2017?

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I’ve been coaching athletes for more than 15 years, starting all those years ago with high school football when I got my back injury in uni. It’s been a love and hate (mostly love) relationship ever since! I… Read More

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