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The Benefits of Vitamin D Supplementation | ManTraining.ca

By |March 21st, 2015|Health|

Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and is integral to the health of your immune system, blood vessels, muscles and nervous systems. Most people don’t get enough vitamin D from sunlight, especially if they live in a northern climate. It is estimated that more than more than 50% of the population is Vitamin D deficient Continue reading “The Benefits of Vitamin D Supplementation | ManTraining.ca” »

Personal Trainer Certifications That Count – Part 2 | ManTraining.ca

By |March 11th, 2015|Personal Training|

Here is our second instalment of ManTraining’s top recommendations of certifications available to personal trainers in Toronto, based on over 20 years combined experience and continuing education in the industry, Continue reading “Personal Trainer Certifications That Count – Part 2 | ManTraining.ca” »

Personal Trainer Certifications That Count – Part 1 | ManTraining.ca

By |February 21st, 2015|Personal Training|

Based on over 20 years combined experience and continuing education in the industry, here is our first instalment of ManTraining’s top recommendations of certifications available to personal trainers in Toronto. Continue reading “Personal Trainer Certifications That Count – Part 1 | ManTraining.ca” »

The Game-Changing Benefits of Fish Oil | ManTraining.ca

By |January 28th, 2015|Fitness Tips|

Where it comes from: Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids and is derived from the tissues of fatty, cold-water ocean fish such as tuna, cod liver and salmon Continue reading “The Game-Changing Benefits of Fish Oil | ManTraining.ca” »

The 5 Habits of Highly Fit Men | ManTraining.ca

By |January 18th, 2015|Fitness, Weights|

1. Highly Fit Men Eat Clean Home Cooked Food What we mean by eating clean is avoiding processed foods and favoring whole and organic foods. The absolute best way to achieve this is to cook and prepare your own meals. That way you know exactly what is going into each meal and you can ensure that your meals are balanced in terms Protein, Carbs and Fats. When eating balanced meals your body feels satisfied, and therefore has fewer cravings. When eating out, restaurant chefs use high levels of salt and unhealthy fat to make their food taste better Continue reading “The 5 Habits of Highly Fit Men | ManTraining.ca” »

5 Reasons You’re Not Gaining Muscle (PART 2) | ManTraining.ca

By |January 7th, 2015|Fitness Tips|

3. Your Nutrition is not aligned with your training goal When it comes to the nutrition side of hypertrophy there are three things you need to remember. The first one is to simply ensure that you are eating enough to grow. If your body is burning more calories than you are taking in, there is no surplus for your body to utilize for growth. As a starting point if you are trying to gain weight and are training 3-4 times per week, multiply your body weight in lbs by 18-20 to calculate your recommended daily caloric intake. If you are training 5-6 times per week multiply your body weight by 20-22. So as an example if you weigh 160lbs, want to gain weight and train 3-4 times per week, your daily intake should be between 2880 and 3200 calories. Continue reading “5 Reasons You’re Not Gaining Muscle (PART 2) | ManTraining.ca” »

5 Reasons You’re Not Gaining Muscle (PART 1) | ManTraining.ca

By |January 1st, 2015|Fitness Tips|

Gaining muscle isn’t easy, regardless of your body type and genetic predisposition. That being said, everyone has the potential to make gains. If you’re putting in the time and training hard but don’t feel you’re getting anywhere, this article is for you. The following is a list of the most common hypertrophy pitfalls, so you can see where you’re going wrong and make the change Continue reading “5 Reasons You’re Not Gaining Muscle (PART 1) | ManTraining.ca” »

Breaking Down the Overhead Press | ManTraining.ca

By |December 29th, 2014|Fitness Tips|

In the same vein that the Back Squat has overshadowed the Front Squat, the standing Barbell Overhead Press has long been overshadowed by the Bench Press. The Bench Press has been the gold standard in athletic testing to assess upper body strength. Yet it is generally agreed upon in the strength & conditioning community that the Overhead Press is a far superior exercise. In addition to being a prime display of shoulder mobility and stability, the Overhead Press showcases great midline stability and boasts a far greater strength transfer into other lifts. Perhaps the Overhead Press is under utilized due to the technicality and mobility that it requires. Here are a few tips to help you master this great lift. Continue reading “Breaking Down the Overhead Press | ManTraining.ca” »

Strength Training Parameters For Dummys | ManTraining.ca

By |December 14th, 2014|Fitness Tips, Weights|

If you are not getting the results you want out of your workouts or having a hard time breaking through a plateau, here are a few questions to ask yourself: 1) Do you consistently time your rest intervals between each set? 2) Do you alter your repetition ranges every few weeks? 3) Do you know how many seconds each of your sets lasts? 4) Do you control the speed of each repetition? 5) Do you alter the exercises you use every few weeks? 6) Are you getting sufficient recovery between each workout? 7) How do you determine which exercises come first in a given workout? 8) How do you determine which type of program split to use? Continue reading “Strength Training Parameters For Dummys | ManTraining.ca” »

The Problem with Boot Camps and Group Training | ManTraining.ca

By |November 25th, 2014|Fitness Tips, Personal Training|

Group training is all the rage in Toronto these days whether it is a boot camp class in the park, a crossfit WOD, or a body pump class at a commercial gym. On the upside, group training provides added intensity and motivation as well as camaraderie and support. The sense of community and teamwork can also be beneficial in terms of accountability. But this article is about the ways that group fitness generally falls short when it comes to cultivating actual fitness. Here are a few things to consider before signing up. Continue reading “The Problem with Boot Camps and Group Training | ManTraining.ca” »

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