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Muscle Soreness and DOMS

Muscle Soreness and DOMS

Muscle Soreness and DOMS   There are typically three types of pain that relate to exercise. These include: 1) Pain during or immediately after exercise 2) Pain induced by muscle cramps 3) Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) Each is caused by different scenarios and follows its own time course. Pain during exercise is considered to […]

Summer of Sweat – the Wrap Up

Summer of Sweat – the Wrap Up

Summer of Sweat – The Wrap Up   Finally, at last, hockey season has started.  Just in time to wrap up my Summer of Sweat partnership with Gatorade Canada and see how my performance has improved on the ice.  I had my first games of the season this past Saturday.  Started the season with a […]

Lactate: Off the Hook for Muscle Soreness

Lactate: Off the Hook for Muscle Soreness

Pain and Soreness from Exercise: Is Lactate really to Blame?   Everyone has heard about Lactate and Lactic Acid.  It has been said that this by-product is responsible for the process of acidosis (increase in acidity in the musculature), which inevitably leads to muscle soreness and the “burning” sensation after exercise.  However, research in 2004 […]

Dynamic vs Static Stretching – what’s the difference?

Dynamic vs Static Stretching – what’s the difference?

Stretching isn’t just for Dancers.  Stretching and flexibility should play an important role in everyones’ fitness routine.  You don’t have to make it centre stage, but should incorporate it no matter how crunched for time you may be.  Here is some basic information about different types of stretching and how to incorporate it into your […]

Women and Weights

Feel confident in the gym and in your body. https://www.kalevfitness.com/contact/ Details Want to be lean and strong?  Learn how to lift in our Women and Weights 6 week program.  You’ll learn how to incorporate weight training into your fitness routine with a small group of  like-minded women.  No experience necessary – all-star personal trainer Alicia (photo […]

Change Your Life With Deadlifts

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Some might say they find the squat to be the most important exercise for building full body strength, power, practicing functional movement, and for building size. Squats are a very important part of any training program. Squatting is the primal elimination position, it is also the big jump start movement we all took as babies […]

Raw Valentines Day Chocolate

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Valentines Day is fast approaching, a popular day to gift and eat chocolate.  Who doesn’t like chocolate?  It certainly is one of my favorite foods.  When choosing chocolate we might stop to think about the sugar content but it doesn’t have to filled with processed ingredients.  In fact, raw cacao itself is chock full of fiber, […]

We Weigh in on Weighing in Before a Workout

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When at the gym you may have noticed people jumping on the scale before their sweat sesh. To me this is an odd phenomenon happening all to often and in MY opinion a totally detrimental thing to do. But you be the judge… Why it’s Not a Good Idea If you are using this as […]

Cycle with me – Benefits of cycling

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There are so many benefits to cycling, from boosting your memory, to building your muscles. Everyone can benefit from a cycling class, especially if you’re like me and can’t stand cycling in the rain. Now here is where I expect the acid rain or shine gear heads to turn there noses up at me but I […]

Date night at the gym

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Girls, treat yourself! Whether its with your partner or on your own. The How-To: Step 1: Take a quick, refreshing body shower before you go so you feel energized. Be sure to use a body wash with a scent like ginger, mint or orange to amp you up. Ones we like:                     Step 2: Slip […]

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