Spring into running

With most running events and triathlons back on the calendar this year, many of us are itching to get back to running outside. But before you tie on your running…

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Tee up your fitness

As the weather warms and spring approaches, golfers are eager to dust off their clubs and get back on the course. To make sure your golf game is more about…

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Managing intensity

Whether you are just beginning to strength train or are a seasoned veteran, there are variables you must manage: frequency, volume and intensity. The one-rep max Frequency refers to how…

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Everyone can improve with coaching

This week I was lucky enough to work with Valérie Grenier at Tremblant. Back from the Games, she was home for a short stopover before returning to Europe for the…

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Exploring “Reduced High Intensity Training”

You have probably heard of High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT. It is a traditional training protocol of about thirty minutes and is performed at very high intensity, with recovery…

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Self-esteem: too often neglected in training

Last week I gave a development-level training session to coaches. One of the aspects discussed was self-esteem. We talked about actions to take with young people who are more self-effacing…

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Ask yourself why

What’s your “why”? What drives you to want to change? To move better? To work out? To get healthy? After three decades as a kinesiologist and strength and conditioning coach,…

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Your holiday survival guide

Holiday festivities, epic meals, family parties and social gatherings… Our yearend celebrations can make skipped workouts, overeating and weight gain feel inevitable. They don’t have to be. Routines will change…

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Hamstrung by hamstrings

Dealing with injuries is a harsh reality for almost any athlete. No matter how careful you are, injuries happen. How you care for an injury determines whether the issue is…

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Training with technology

With the advent of smart phones and even smarter watches, technology has helped us measure how fast we run, how far we bike and the trajectory of our swim. Now,…

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