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5 Exercises My Ego Prevented Me From Doing

By: Schuyler Schmidt

I have an ego. I’ll admit it. I’m not above taking a quick glance around the gym, making note of the exercises others are doing and mentally declaring myself better. In my mind, I’m the strongest, fastest, and best trained person in the gym. In reality, my stubbornness and pride have created more holes in my training than I care to admit. Check your ego at the door, like I did, and see if you can’t also benefit from some “too easy” exercises.

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8 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was A High School Athlete

By: Schuyler Schmidt

What a difference a few years of learning makes! My high school “glory days” as a varsity swimmer and runner would have been so much more “glorious” if I had known then what I know now about reaching peak performance.

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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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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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Warm up: You’re doing it wrong

By: Praneeth Ellanti

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So you barely found time to workout. And now that you’re in the gym, you rush to the first free squat rack and start with a plate on each side. This is a common mistake I see every time I go to PAC or CIF.

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