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Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are incredibly common and the rehabilitation protocol is often stopped once running is resumed if at all. I want to show you some easy exercises that can be implemented after an ankle sprain or ways to avoid a sprain all together. Continue reading “Ankle Sprain”

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Tennis Elbow

What is it?

Tennis elbow is also known as Lateral Epicondylitis.
Lateral = towards the side. Epicondyle = location on the bone. Itis = inflammation.

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Abdominal fat and 6-packs

Have you been working on your core strength?
Can you plank for 5 minutes or do 100 crunches but do not have well-defined abdominals?
Maybe you do crunches for the simple fact of reducing abdominal fat? Continue reading “Abdominal fat and 6-packs”

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How do I find the right resistance in exercise?

Often when working with individuals and designing programs, I am asked to specify what resistance they should lift and for how many sets and reps. Developing exercise programs and issuing planned sets and reps is one thing, deciding the correct resistance will come down to the individual, and many various factors such as strength, exercise history, technique, and confidence. Continue reading “How do I find the right resistance in exercise?”

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)

422 million people, worldwide were diabetic in 2014. There are three different forms, Type 1 which is not preventable, Type 2 the more common and associated with lifestyle behaviours (diet and exercise) and Gestational Diabetes.  Continue reading “Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)”

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Resistance Exercise for Females

Strength training will NOT make you “bulky”.

Let’s dig deeper. Continue reading “Resistance Exercise for Females”

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Should I eat before exercising?

This is a very individual-based question.
Personally, if I’m getting up and going for a 5 km jog/run – I won’t eat. A 5 km walk, I will. If I’m getting up to do a 90-minute resistance based session at the gym – I need to eat, or I feel weak and lethargic. Continue reading “Should I eat before exercising?”