Not all physical activity is created equal.

What do you think about when you see the word "conditioning"? Did it have something to do with cardio? I wouldn't blame you if that's what first came to mind. We like using definitions here so lets take a look into what our working definition of conditioning is. Conditioning as defined by the Oxford Dictionary,…

Using cues to increase performance.

If you've ever found yourself playing a sport or in a gym somewhere you've probably at some point been given a piece of information that related to your performance of a skill or movement. For the purpose of this post we'll call this piece of information the 'feedback' that is meant to direct your attention…

Make Youth Strong Again

Development can be defined as a continuous process of change in functional capacity. Functional capacity can be viewed as the capability to exist- to live, move, and work- within the real world. In a society where movement governs how an individual experiences life it can be seen that every movement that is made occurs within…

Stimulate to adapt

How many of you have ever gone to the gym and spent a specified amount of time on a treadmill? Maybe it was for a warm-up before hitting the weights with your trainer or maybe it was for a specific amount of time that had been set out as a cardio session in your current…

Tempo Training 101

In sport, as in life, it's important to be an efficient mover. Whether you're an athlete performing in weightlifting, crossfit, or rugby, being an efficient mover is key to longevity in your sport and in every day life. Today we're going to discuss a tool that can be utilized to control/increase your efficiency in movements…

Processing your outcome

"Training is a lot like hiking, you don't start off by hiking Everest. You must first develop the capacity to do so. So you start small, with something that will challenge your current capacity. From there you keep adjusting and finding higher mountains to climb. Each summit you continue to conquer leading up to Everest…

Strength Matters

Strength is an essential component of all human performance. It's development is something that shouldn't be neglected- Yuri Verkhoshansky a.k.a. some really smart russian dude. Strength simply put is a muscle’s ability to generate force.  I'd argue that strength is one of the most important of all fitness characteristics. Your ability to produce force is…