Vitamins And Minerals To Power Up Your Muscle Repair

Alicia Rennoll

As new research highlights the importance of vitamin D for muscle strength, it’s a good opportunity to review the range of vitamins and minerals currently present in your diet.  For gym-goers and athletes, it’s particularly important to focus on those nutrients which can optimize muscle function, improve repair, and keep your body strong and active.  Proteins, carbohydrates and fluids may be key to quick muscle … Read More

How Sleep Impacts Your Workout

Hin Lai

A lot of casual exercise enthusiasts, as well as some of the more dedicated and serious fitness practitioners may not fully be aware of how critical getting the proper amount of sleep is to making gains and noticing progress from your efforts in the gym or on the track. In fact, it is so critical that failing to get the … Read More

Eight Essential Posterior Chain Exercises

Aimee Laurence

The posterior chain refers to the muscles on the posterior side of the body from the lower back down to the calves. Devoting time and energy to your posterior chain is known to help gain overall strength in the body and reduce pain during exercising. It is great for your spine and will contribute to toning your gluteal muscles.  With … Read More

The Top 5 Quick Tips For Muscle Soreness Relief

Krista Bugden

Are you suffering from sore legs, sore calves, or just plain-old delayed onset muscle soreness? Maybe you pushed it a little too hard during your last workout. Or perhaps you recently started a new exercise program or routine. Soreness and discomfort are to be expected. But what do you do when stretching or re-hydrating aren’t enough? Sore muscles arise from … Read More

How Vibration Therapy Helps Athletes

Krista Bugden

Brent Fikowski using the Sidekick Fuse

The legacy of Ancient Greece lives on. Thousands of year later, the ideas of these ancient people are deeply rooted in modern society. But, what does that have to do with CrossFit or athletics? Most people will immediately think of Olympic origins. And while true – the Olympics originated in Greece – the Greeks were also famously the first to … Read More

Muscle Adhesions: Are They Getting in the Way of Your Athletic Performance?

Krista Bugden

“Muscle adhesion.” You may have heard the term in your physical therapist’s or doctor’s office. Or perhaps you came across in it when googling your symptoms. But what are muscle adhesions? A muscle adhesion is scar tissue that has developed in the muscles. It can cause muscle weakness, pain, and a limited range of motion. And it frequently goes undiagnosed. … Read More

Gua Sha vs. Foam Roller – Which is better?

Tracey Roizman

Foam Rolling Image

If you are an athlete you have probably experienced firsthand the pain and frustration that comes from being sidelined with an injury. We’ve all been there and know that there’s only so much you can accomplish with rest and Advil before you start looking for something drug-free that will get you back in the game. Two such techniques: gua sha … Read More

Swedish vs Deep Tissue vs Shiatsu vs Sports Massage: What’s the difference?

Aie Paelano

Have you felt stressed out lately because of pressure at the office? Or you recently suffered an injury by accident and you want to reduce pain? Either way, there’s an answer to these problems that often help – a massage! Massage therapy is a manual manipulation of soft tissues in the body such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. It involves rubbing, manipulating … Read More

The One Page Guide to Pre-Workout Nutrition

Steve Theunissen

Have you ever wondered when and what you should be eating before your workout? This article will break it down for you so that your energy levels peak during your session. It’s important to note before we start however that some days you’ll have more intense workouts than others, and anything that goes down your throat in the hour before training is … Read More

Is Bacon Good for You? 4 Common Myths Debunked

Steve Theunissen

Bacon and healthy eating just don’t go together. It’s common sense, right? After all, bacon is full of fat, it’s greasy and it’s been pumped full of harmful nitrates. What good could it possibly do for you, apart from tasting terrific? Actually, more than you might think. Poor old pork belly has had a bad rap. In fact, a number … Read More