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Breaking Down the Front Squat | ManTraining.ca

By |November 19th, 2014|Fitness Tips, Weights|

Although often overshadowed by it’s behind the neck counterpart (atleast in commercial gyms) the Front Squat is a powerful and majestic exercise that delivers tons of bang-for-your-buck as well as major transfer into your other lifts. In fact from a transfer-into-other-lifts perspective the Front Squat is to the Back Squat as the Overhead Press is to the Bench Press. Moreover, good Front Squat technique demonstrates great ankle mobility, good Quadriceps output, strong midline stabilization, as well as very healthy shoulder mobility. Perhaps it is for these reasons Front Squats Continue reading “Breaking Down the Front Squat | ManTraining.ca” »

5 Things to Look for in a Personal Trainer | ManTraining.ca

By |November 2nd, 2014|Personal Training|

The fitness industry isn’t an easy place to navigate as a prospective client. First of all EVERYONE is a personal trainer in Toronto. Okay fine not everyone, but almost everyone. If they aren’t a trainer now they have been or will be at some point… and I don’t blame them. In what other profession is it possible to take a weekend course (or not) and potentially earn over $100 per hour. The appeal of the profession as well as a complete lack of regulation has led to a saturated market with a low standard of practice. Some clients hire trainers based on the way they look, some hire based on a personal recommendation, some hire based on credentials, some hire based on Continue reading “5 Things to Look for in a Personal Trainer | ManTraining.ca” »

FITNESS Tip #13: Improve Biceps Development with Seated Exercises

By |March 28th, 2014|Fitness Tips, Weights|

Arm curls are the most basic of all exercises, and can be performed in either a standing or a sitting position. Generally, you should perform [...]

FITNESS TIP #12: Give your Deadlift Training a Boost with Contrast Training

By |March 27th, 2014|Fitness Tips, Weights|

Varying the weights between sets of deadlifts is a great way to add variety to your training and give yourself the confidence to pull heavier [...]

HOMEMADE WEIGHT GAINER SHAKES

By |March 5th, 2013|Health|

An easy and clean way to up your calories In a blender combine the following: 1. 1.5 Scoops of Whey Protein Powder 2. 30g of [...]

A GUIDE TO EPIC SLEEP

By |February 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Keep the lighting in your home dim from dinnertime till bedtime. This will prepare your body for sleep Make your room as dark as possible. [...]

FITNESS TIP #11: GET “JACKED” IN YOUR SLEEP

By |February 13th, 2013|Fitness Tips|

Technically, you don't grow in the gym, you grow most when your body is at rest. Adequate sleep also helps keep Cortisol (a hormone that [...]

5 FOODS THAT HELP BUILD MUSCLE

By |February 13th, 2013|Health|

This list was compiled by charlespoliquin.com. Charles Poliquin is recognized as one of the most accomplished strength coaches in the world. Nuts. In particular: Brazil, [...]

FITNESS TIP #10: DITCH THE 6-DAY SPLIT ROUTINE

By |February 10th, 2013|Fitness Tips|

Once you look like Ronnie Coleman, then you can start dedicating an entire workout to your triceps. Until then, your focus is on gaining muscle [...]

FITNESS TIP #9: GREENS HELP YOU GROW

By |February 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Not only are vegetables loaded with vitamins and minerals that are crucial for proper muscle contraction... Cruciferous vegetables such as spinach, kale and broccoli also [...]

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