Archive for May, 2013

LMV Workout Series: Repeated Wingates

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by paul

Have you ever watched the NHL draft combine when the do the fitness testing? Remember the part when the guys do a bike sprint for 30 seconds and are completely exhausted afterwards? This is the wingate test. It is used to measure peak anaerobic power.  (more…)

LMV Workout Series: Strength AMRAP

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by paul

Today’s workout aims to increase your strength while simultaneously increasing your cardiovascular threshold. The core of the training session will encompass compound exercises in a format that will force you to push your limits. Its best to complete this type of workout with a partner to provide motivation and help you get through until the end.  (more…)

LMV Workout Series: Core and Quickness

Posted on: May 24th, 2013 by paul

For Friday’s workout, we will focus on strengthening the core and increasing quickness. The core sets the foundation for making gains in all the other areas of the body. For example, if you have a weak core you will not be able to properly perform a squat or Olympic lift without sacrificing form.  (more…)

LMV Workout Series: Bike Intervals

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by paul

This week we are going to change the pace of the workouts by doing them on the bike. Its always important to include variations to your training so it doesn’t become stagnant. This variation helps you stay motivated. Later in the summer we will come back and repeat some of the workouts we have already done. This way you can see how much easier they are after you have built up a solid foundation for conditioning.  (more…)

Things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by paul

Many travelers to Thailand generally flock to the beaches of the Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, Koh Samui, and Koh Phangnan for the full moon party. But anyone who wants to get a true sense of the diverse landscape Thailand has to offer must visit Chiang Mai.  (more…)

LMV Workout Series: Quick Circuit

Posted on: May 16th, 2013 by paul

Today’s workout may appear slightly easier than normal but it will be up to you to bring the intensity required to get the results you want.  As usual, it will consist of a warm up, activation of key muscle groups, injury prevention, core, then the main portion of the workout (which is a strength circuit today).  (more…)

LMV Workout Series: Tire Flips and Med Ball Throws

Posted on: May 14th, 2013 by paul

For today’s workout we will focus on improving explosive power and will need a new piece of equipment, a tractor tire. You probably don’t have one of these hanging around your garage but you would be surprised by how many local parks or tracks have large tires available for training purposes.  (more…)

This Week’s Travel Deals: May 13th

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by paul

After a solid week of sun across many parts of Canada, many people have gotten the taste of what summer will have in store. However, with a cold snap gripping the country, it may be time to consider a last minute deal down to the Caribbean to get that tan golden brown.  (more…)

LMV Workout Series: Tabata Sprints

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by paul

First off, you are probably asking “what is Tabata?”. Its a form of high intensity interval training that maximizes results. Generally, the workouts consist of combining intense work to minimal rest at a 2:1 ratio for a short period of time. The end result is an increase in anaerobic capacity, aerobic capacity, V02 Max, all while burning fat. Sticking with the general theme of the LMV Workout series, these workouts aim to get the best results without having to be in the gym all day.  (more…)

LMV Workout Series: 3 Great Recovery Techniques

Posted on: May 9th, 2013 by paul

When you are challenging yourself in your daily training sessions, its inevitable that at some point your will be plagued by sore muscles or fatigue. However, there are techniques that can be used to mitigate these pains and they should be incorporated into your daily routine. The three main points we will cover today is proper rest, nutrition, and hydration (sound familiar? These were also the keys to proper Nutrition).  (more…)