June 29, 2015

Simon Whitfield will forever be revered as one of Canada's greatest Olympic distance triathletes. With two medals in two Olympics (gold in Sydney and silver in Beijing), this athlete has proven his ability to perform at the highest levels. Nobody will forget his gutsy...

June 26, 2015

I was recently sent an article on Time Affluence, by Arianna Huffington, defining the term as a new metric for defining success. Along with our success and wealth, the currency of time needs to be addressed as something that we can earn and spend, not something that co...

June 24, 2015

One of the key elements of classical weight loss thinking is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), the amount of energy you expend at rest. While not engaged in physical activity, the body still needs calories to carry out metabolic processes. Thus, the BMR has become a standard...

June 22, 2015

Shinji Takeuchi's "Most Graceful Freestyle" video is one of the most viewed swimming videos of all time. His so-called "Total Immersion Technique" is incredible to watch, as he makes the stroke seem so effortless. The use of a prolonged glide phase, minial kicking and...

June 19, 2015

In a previous Friday Challenge article, we explored fermented foods and checked out a TED talk on the microbiome. With the popularity of fermented foods for gut health increasing, health experts have expanded the concept to include "prebiotics" - the food source for th...

June 17, 2015

The Paradox of the Heap is also known as Sorites Paradox (sorites being the Greek word for heap). It's a concept that you'll hear many talk about in wealth generation which can be applied to health and fitness. 

 

The thought experiment goes like this: 

 

Suppose someone c...

June 15, 2015

Today we feature Ilya Ilyin, two time Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting. Kazakhstan's pride and joy, Ilya is able to balance the requirements for mobility and power in his expression of the barbell. Olympic weightlifting is all about speed and strength, a testamen...

June 12, 2015

 

Today's concept will be about buy-in, and its importance on achieving your goals and also staying motivated. I've often run into this issue with clients with good intentions with fairly healthy habits and lifestyles. The problem occurs where people fail to invest enou...

June 10, 2015

The concept of physiological lag is a core principle to how I schedule my training and recovery. Furthermore, it serves as a reminder that the payout for my workouts does not come within days, but rather weeks and months.  Simply put, your body’s full adaptation to any...

June 8, 2015

 This video is aptly titled "Lord of the Rings". The gymnastics rings are the ultimate representation of upper body strength, mobility and body awareness. Azaryan discusses his "Slanted Cross", a defiant variation of the already impossible "Iron Cross". Here's a man wh...

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