Fitness

Wanna apply ChiRunning to swimming? There’s Total Immersion Swimming…

Wanna apply ChiRunning to swimming? There’s Total Immersion Swimming…

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It’s been a sad week for some as Terry Laughlin the founder of Total Immersion (TI) Swimming left us. I never got around to taking a TI course but I did read the book and looked at a… Read More

Experience report: Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the Rideau River with @RideauRowPaddle

Experience report: Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the Rideau River with @RideauRowPaddle

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So a friend asked to go for a SUP session on the weekend so I said why not? I don’t have board so looked around to rent one. I wanted to try a new spot and I found… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest and greatest from the worlds of fasting and running…

#FridayFindings: The latest and greatest from the worlds of fasting and running…

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Here’s a look at exercise as a weight loss strategy from the New York Times . Do you think you’d be hungrier after sitting around or working out? You might be surprised… *** I love the first-person tales of how running… Read More

Experience report: @MEC Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2017

Experience report: @MEC Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2017

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Like I mentioned recently , I’m really loving the MEC Ottawa events these days. Low-key, low-cost and loads of fun. Sunday’s Summer Century Ride was no different! My buddy Dion and I headed out to Carp to take part in Sunday… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool latest stuff from the world of fitness!

#FridayFindings: Cool latest stuff from the world of fitness!

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A lot of athletes, including runners, complain about back pain. Trust me, I feel your pain. And trust me, the right exercises help tremendously. See above for some beneficial ones, part of a comprehensive guide to the new science of… Read More

The secret to getting out of your comfort zone…

The secret to getting out of your comfort zone…

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It’s weird, when I was training for Ironman (all those years ago), a day off felt weird. I was used to do at least one workout per day. Now I’m active but structure outdoor “workouts” are rare. We’re… Read More

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

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

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So we exercise to look good naked, right? Well Time.com has  7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise . Some might surprise you! Most probably won’t if you’ve been paying attention to this blog… Tip: Click on the video near the end of the article. Cool one! *** How many… Read More

Experience Report: Petite Aventure 2017 with @VeloQuebec

Experience Report: Petite Aventure 2017 with @VeloQuebec

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So we did it again! A weekend of cycling and camping with kids with all kinds of weather for la Petite Aventure 2017. What could wrong? Some great fun all around even if there were some hiccups here and… Read More

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