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PERIODIZATION — The key to unlocking true strength.

By Alex Babin

/ Articles / Crossfit / Strength and performance / 11 June, 2019

“Periodization: long-term cyclic structuring of training and practice to maximize performance to coincide with important competitions.”   In the stren…

A Rehab Case Study: Gluteal Tendinopathy Part 1

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 07 August, 2018

Gluteal tendinopathy is a relatively new term. Lateral hip pain over the greater trochanter has typically been termed trochanteric bursitis. I came ac…

3 Phases for Retraining Overhead Movement

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 29 May, 2018

Shoulder dysfunction is commonplace in training, particularly for overhead movement. While the structural diagnosis may vary: tendonitis, bursitis, su…

To Sniff or Not To Sniff: Can You Get Too Amped Up Before a Big Lift?

By Alex Babin

/ Articles / Miscellaneous / 14 November, 2017

Can you get too amped up before a big lift?  The screams, the 4-scoops of over-caffeinated pre-workouts, the ammonia caps or smelling salts, the slaps…

Clinical Concepts for the Trainer Practice

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Nutrition & Supplementation / 02 November, 2017

Clinical Concepts for the Trainer Practice As most of you probably know by now, I come from a rehab background. I studied Athletic Therapy at Concordi…

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RPE-based Training – Part 2: Why RPE-based Train CAN be your Worst Enemy

By Alex Babin

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 17 October, 2017

  As we talked about in the first article of this series, the RPE system is a way for athletes to quantify the difficulty of a working set based …

RPE-based Training – Part 1: Why RPE-based Train CAN be your Best Friend

By Alex Babin

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 10 October, 2017

When you train for strength there is a very real problem you might be faced with: how hard should I push myself on my sets? We hear so many different …

Core Strategies

Core Strategies for Spine Health and a Strong Lower Back

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 17 August, 2017

The ability of the spine to maintain stable behavior when exposed to various forms of perturbation makes it robust, and this robustness is critical to…

Low-Threshold

Promoting a Low-Threshold Strategy in Young Hockey Players

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 01 August, 2017

Hockey is more than a game to Canadians, as a matter of fact, it’s pretty much part of our national identity.  Most of us grew up either listening to …

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De-Narcissize Your Practice

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Miscellaneous / 20 July, 2017

If you think your practice is the only way, you should read on… “Methods are a means or systematic way of accomplishing a goal or specific task. Every…

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My Bone to Pick: B.S. Coaching

By Alex Babin

/ Articles / Miscellaneous / 13 July, 2017

I’ve got a little bone to pick with something that’s truly been irritating me for a while now. This can also apply to powerlifting but I’ve seen it mo…

Warm-Ups

Stop Half-Assing Your Warm-Ups – A Sequence for Warming Up With Purpose

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 26 June, 2017

Although there is significant improvement in the industry when it comes to putting together efficient and purposeful warm-ups, I think it’s still safe…