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One Lesson to Rule Them All

The following is David Emond’s third guest post on the WARRIORS blog. To view David’s first article on workout efficiency, click here, and his second article on the importance of focusing during a workout, click here. In this article, David the most important thing he has learned from his all his time spent in the classroom and in gym, but you’ll have to read it to find out what his most important lesson is. Enjoy! – Schuyler

By: David Emond

Here I am halfway through my third year of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo.  It’s been quite the ride so far. Throughout my time here, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some top-notch professors and other individuals on various training methods and the science behind them. I’ve been able to learn a great deal of anatomy, biomechanics and physiology to apply to performance enhancement. Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Focus On

The following is David Emond’s second guest post on the WARRIORS blog. To view David’s first article on workout efficiency, click here. In this article, David discusses ways in which you can minimize central fatigue in order to increase performance. Enjoy! – Austin

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By: David Emond

Since my last article on efficiency, I feel like some people may have taken my advice to heart. During my gym traveling escapades, I’ve noticed some real efficient individuals! Not only can they get their workouts in, they can read a book, can talk on their phones with friends and I wouldn’t be surprised if I soon saw someone cooking a meal in between squats.

Sarcasm aside, there are a lot of people missing out on optimal gains because of their lack of mental focus during their workouts. No matter what your goals, in order to get better, you need to focus during your training sessions. Mental focus is vital for a successful workout.

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Workout Effeciency: 8 Ways to Maximize Your Gains

The following is a guest post from David Emond, a 2nd year Kin student from uWaterloo. In his article, David offers 8 tips to make your workouts more efficient. Enjoy! – Austin

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By: David Emond

Quality over quantity – this is something we hear so often: at work, academics, sports and daily tasks. So why is it that this seems to be thrown out the window by many at the gym? It has no longer become an oddity to see people training for two hours trying to get swole, supersetting biceps curls variations, and I can only shake my head.

When it comes to enhancing performance, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or whatever your goals are, the key is efficiency! Here are 8 tips on how you can be more efficient in the gym:

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