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Hormesis

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Hormesis

I was talking to a sports therapist last weekend at the Expo centre. He uses cold therapy to reduce inflammation. Sounds pretty normal, right? This isn’t putting an ice pack on a small injury though. He will put you in a room and drop the temperature of that room to minus 160 degrees Celsius for one minute. Wow hey?

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My Segment On CTV

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My Segment On CTV

I went on CTV again the other day. It was a bit short notice, so I randomly picked how to do a proper squat because I see them being done incorrectly on a regular basis and this can end with permanent damage to the body. I was very nervous, so I had my friend Stephanie come support me and help me demonstrate a proper squat. After the segment was over I thought it went terrible. I thought I rambled off topic and sounded lame. I saw the replay of the segment and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I first thought. Have a look at it here:

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New Year's Resolutions

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New Year's Resolutions

Are they a good idea? Experts say those that make new year's resolutions are more likely to achieve goals then those that don’t. I think new year's resolutions are a great idea! You get a fresh start. We all make mistakes and we all fall off our wagon from time to time. A fresh start to make another attempt at achieving a goal is always good. Like Wayne Gretzky said “100% of shots that don’t get taken don’t go in”.

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CARDIO

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CARDIO

Cardio is pretty simple unless you want to activate particular energy systems. In which case you need to know a few things. I’ll get into that in a bit but I will start with the basics. There is steady state training which is going for a jog, or using a piece of cardio equipment set at a specific speed, or other cardio that doesn’t change intensity. For optimization, you want to do about 30 minutes, at 80% of you perceived maximum intensity with maximum being all out like sprinting as fast as you can. 80% should be as fast as you can for the whole 30 minutes without having to take a break. Of course you will start out with less intensity and going for less time and work your way up.

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