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Fire Up Those Glutes

Fire Up Those Glutes

Here’s a fun, and challenging, glute activation workout that I do once or twice a week. This series is adapted from an article by Bret Contreras, the “glute guy”. In his article “Dispelling The Glute Myth” he states that no amount of heavy squats, deadlifts, or lunges will strengthen your glutes as much as glute … Continue reading

Delt Destruction Workout

Delt Destruction Workout

Keeping up with my giant set workouts, today’s is all about building them pumpkin shoulders. As always, I ensure I hit all sides of the delts – front, middle and rear. Rather than do 20 minutes of high intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio at the end of my workout, I started each giant set with 5 … Continue reading

Lats on Fire Workout

Lats on Fire Workout

Oooh, you’re gonna like this one! When I train my back I like to hit different angles, but I also do specific exercises to build up the areas I need to focus on, such as building that all important v-taper. Today’s giant set (which was actually done yesterday) covers the whole spectrum, with an extra special … Continue reading

My Top 3 Supplements

My Top 3 Supplements

SUPPLEMENTS THAT HELP ME THROUGH COMPETITION PREP I am often asked what I eat, how I train, and what supplements I take.  Rather than give away all my secrets, I thought I’d share with you three of my top supplements that have assisted me in reaching my physique goals. Now, considering I’m a MuscleTech Ambassador, … Continue reading

Understanding rest periods between sets

Understanding rest periods between sets

I’m just over 5 weeks out from the OPA Provincials at the Toronto Pro SuperShow, which means my workouts are pretty intense. On top of weight training 6 days a week, I complete 35 minutes of high intensity cardio post workout, and another 35 minutes of steady state cardio later on in the day. My workouts … Continue reading

4 Day Training Split – Day 4

4 Day Training Split – Day 4

What?!? Okay, I actually do know how to count, and realize that Day 4 should have been two days ago, but something happened. It didn’t post when I thought it had. I apologize. So, without further ado… **************************************************************** Day 4 is similar to Day 2 Warm Up: lunges, side lunges, hip pulses 3×30 sec each … Continue reading

4 Day Training Split – Day 3

4 Day Training Split – Day 3

Ok, Day 3. By now you should feel pretty “worked” if you’ve been following along. I haven’t heard any groans, which means you’re either not training hard enough – or at all! Today is similar to Day 1, another circuit and focus on core work. However, today’s circuit is more full body than predominantly upper … Continue reading

4 Day Training Split – Day 1

4 Day Training Split – Day 1

I had to re-publish Day 1, which is why my preamble is different here. Oops. I’ve now added links to certain exercises you may not be familiar with. ****************************************************************************************** DAY 1 – Upper body circuit Do some mobility exercises to warm up: lunge, side-lunge, spiderman, hip pulses – 3 x 30 sec each side, wall … Continue reading

D.O.M.S – A necessary evil?

D.O.M.S – A necessary evil?

Ahh, that “I worked out so frickin’ hard my muscles are screaming” post-workout feeling… It’s called “D.O.M.S.” and it’s a love-hate relationship. So, just what the heck is D.O.M.S.? And, is it a necessary evil to build muscle? The “What” D.O.M.S. stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, which is basically that achy muscle feeling you … Continue reading