Running: The Importance of Muscle Activation and Utilizing Your Off-Season

Running- like any sport- requires your body to have a well-built foundation in order for you to keep excelling at the sport. What I mean by a well-built foundation is having a strong and powerful kinetic chain that works together to improve your overall performance. Most athletes have the tools or knowledge they require to advance within their sport, but many of us are stubborn and our time is valuable. We spend so much time practicing our actual sport that sometimes stretching, rolling and … [Read more...]

Mobility and Stretching Program

I have created a simple mobility and stretching program that you can use anywhere to follow my last blog post Avoiding Injuries With Stretching and Foam Rolling. Self-Myofascial Release Self-myofascial release via foam rolling or using a ball (typically something like a lacrosse ball) can be a very useful technique to alleviate soft muscle tissue pain and prevent immobility. How to perform self-myofascial release: Focus on the areas that feel tender or tight and “massage” the tender … [Read more...]

Pushing Past Plateaus and Avoiding Injuries

Whether you are a runner, a weight lifter, play a specific sport, or just exercise to be healthy (the list goes on) every now and again it is important to change up your fitness routine or add different styles of training in the mix. Most people are creatures of habit and will fall into the same workout style because it is what they like to do, myself included. I want to say that there is no issue with finding your passion (I am truly an advocate for that), but different training styles should … [Read more...]

Rolling into the first few weeks.

The first few weeks of being an official co-owner at Blitz has come and gone. I cannot believe the amount of support, congratulations and excitement that I have received from the community. I will say it time and time again - Edmonton is the only place I could make this possible and I have all of you to thank. As you can imagine, these weeks have been filled with a lot of great conversations between Brett, Chris and I around “who we are” and “what we want to be known for”. I have learned a … [Read more...]

Oh For Fit’s Sake: F*ck Terrification!

Well, this blog post, this admission weakness and perpetual struggles has been a long time coming or should I say a long time hedging.  Those closest to me and those who have been consistently trying to help me with this struggle can attest.   There is a very simple reason for this, I AM SCARED OUT OF MY WITS.  In fact, I made up a new word to define this “I want to throw up, scream cry , fear poo, and ideally, spontaneously combust at any minute” feeling: TERRIFICATION. TERRIFICATION: a … [Read more...]