Gluten may be totally innocent

I’ve advocated for cutting grains from your diet (and subsequently gluten by osmosis) in this space before, and I stand by those statements. Simply by cutting grains you’re eliminating a lot of processed foods, and that’s obviously a good thing. Too many foods come in boxes with fancy labels nowadays. That’s not the way our ancestors ate.…

NSNG Diet: Not for Everyone

You may have heard of the world’s angriest trainer, Vinnie Tortorich. He’s trained celebrities – and is responsible for Howie Mandel’s girlish figure (not sure why Howie is his testimonial.. maybe he should’ve got an action star?). He markets himself well online and presumably makes a good living from it. His No Sugar, No Grain (NSNG)…

Break Your Fitness Routine

Do you know the definition of insanity? Something about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. You’ve surely heard this infamous Einstein quote used in a number of contexts, and may even tune it out at this point, but it truly applies to our fitness routine choices as well. You…

Somatotypes: Fact or Fiction?

I’m sure you’ve heard of somatotypes (even if the word isn’t familiar), and you may even base your diet and exercise patterns on what somatotype you believe you are, but I’m here to tell you not to let that limit your physique goals! An article by Alexander Cortes on elitefts.com suggests there’s actually no solid evidence behind…

The Missing Mineral You Need

I often stress the importance of RECOVERY for the athlete and bodybuilder alike. It’s too often underestimated. I always get questions from folks searching for the “secret” in the gym, when they should be focusing their efforts on the other 23 hours of the day. OCD training might make you feel hardcore, but it’s not…

Winnipeg’s new food truck

As you may or may not recall, I’m a big believer in grass-fed beef. It tops the list of my must-eat foods here. I believe so much in it, in fact, I started a Winnipeg food truck around the concept. Check it out at www.grassfedgrill.ca and read about us in the Winnipeg Sun: Winnipeg’s new food…

Want Results? Keep It Simple, Stupid.

I get it. It’s hard not to get sucked in by the latest, “greatest” workout plan or supplement peddled on the internet. The marketers behind said products are paid good money to make it sound irresistible. But if you’re just starting out on your fitness journey, a beginner or intermediate lifter, focusing instead on the…

How much cardio is right for you?

Video cliff notes: If you’re a strength athlete looking to maximize muscle gains, avoid cardio defined as moderate intensity steady state (MISS) in the video above, as it can interfere with your strength and muscle gains, not to mention recovery. So if you AREN’T an endurance athlete preparing for a marathon, going for long jogs…