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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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Strength Coaching 101: Summer School Edition

By: Schuyler Schmidt

This summer I had the privilege of interning with the strength coach of a local professional hockey team. Working alongside an already established strength coach was an incredible learning experience for a novice like me. Here are some of my thoughts and observations for other aspiring strength coaches.

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Train with Purpose

By: Benjamin Pickard

I want you to ask yourself a simple question. Say it out loud to yourself, and really be honest with your answer.

“Am I getting closer to my goals?”

The obvious answer is “yes, of course!” but now there is a follow up question.

 “Have I made any REAL progress in the last month/semester/year?” Continue reading


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Training: Aesthetics vs. Functionalism

By: Praneeth Ellanti

Many people in the gym tend to train certain muscles rather than movement.  Everyone loves big biceps; however, do your biceps ever help complete daily living tasks or improve your athleticism? The answer is no unless of course you are a professional bodybuilder.

Jacked as sh!t, but functional?

Why should I train the movement?

First of all, everyone should know that big muscles mean nothing if they cannot be used properly. Also, not everyone is cut out to be a bodybuilder; therefore, training like one is stupid. Training movement increases quality of life by making everyday activities easier because life is all about movement. There are six types of movement that will be explained in this article – each skill that can transfer to everyday activities and will also help improve your lifts in the gym if added to your program. Continue reading

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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


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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Don’t deadlift like this! Reset with each rep to help athletes’ performance

By: David Wu


We’ve all seen deadlifts go wrong in the gym. Some people don’t even have the form down to begin with. Reseting the deadlift by standing up after each finished rep will not only make teaching the deadlift much easier, but it will greatly enhance learning movement, fixing postural dysfunction and aid in sport performance as well. Continue reading


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Farmer’s walk: the hardcore corrective

By: David Wu

Look good naked

1) Pick up a weight in each hand. 2) Go for a stroll.

That’s the farmer’s walk.

How much more “functional” can you get than carrying stuff? (squatting is usually reserved for the can)

Bodybuilders know that it puts meat on your traps and forges an iron grip, but how about these muscles; rotator cuff or quadratus lumborum? There’s another side to this badass exercise you don’t know about: it’s insane at cleaning up movement. Continue reading


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