This balance is how I govern all of my training programs. I’ve had many the argument actually based on context and actively encourage all trainers to consider context when they program for their clientele.
I see too many boasting the virtues of this style of lifting, that exercise or this programming structure, without the consideration of context.
I’m pretty sure I’ve heard every single one of my family and friends label themselves before, I’ve been guilty of it time and time again.
I’ll say things like, “I’m built for explosive power and going fast, not long-distances,” to justify my disdain for distance running, road cycling or any form of continuous long slow distance aerobic work.
In my defence, I have still trained for and completed a 1/2 Marathon, several 5 and 10k races, 40 and 60k bike races and a sprint and olympic distance triathlon, though they were all in my late teens or early 20’s. I just didn’t really enjoy it, so don’t let me discourage you from doing what you enjoy. Continue reading Why Self-Labelling Keeps Weight On→
Guys in particular are always asking me questions about how much weight they should be using for this or how much weight they should be using for that. They ask me if they should lift heavy weights or light weights.
Most people are still convinced that lifting light weights for high repetitions means that you will get more toned, particularly women but this ignores entirely three of the four different types of muscle fibers.
It is regarded as one of the top 10 M.B.A. business programs in the world, in large part because of this man, Seymour Schulich, who donated a huge portion of his billion doller fortune to York.
Long story short, he made a lot of money in oil and gas, then diversified his portfolio, is now among the biggest philanthropists in Canada — particularly in health care and education — and wrote the book you see in the top right on his personal life lessons.
It’s a great little book actually, fifty or so short chapters (3-5 pages each), describing one actionable piece of advice he would give on various topics from relationships and partnerships to health, wealth and investing. Continue reading The Decision Making Tool→
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