How Exercise & Nutrition Support Our Mindset The COVID-19 pandemic has been a once-in-a-generation event that has placed tremendous strain on our public health system and our economy. Another unfortunate consequence of the disease has been the negative effect it has had on the mental health and well-being of countless [...]
Most people idolize professional sports and look at the athletes who play them as heroes who live the perfect life being the lucky ones who have it all! But everything isn't always as it's advertised to be... We recently had the pleasure to interview former NHL hockey player Daniel [...]
BEWARE! Apparently anyone who can film themselves doing a push up in their home is now a home training expert! With so many people out there claiming to be experts in training, we feel that is it important that we share our professional knowledge to make sure that you [...]
If you missed the live webinar of Josh Gitalis and Coach Gaetan Boutin breaking down the truth about the new Game Changers documentary, enjoy the repeat video now! Still not sure where to start with your nutrition?? Get our FREE Strong Athlete Performance Nutrition Starter Guide by Clicking Here! [...]
The idea that as we age, we should expect a decline in our physical and mental performance has been well documented. While there is some truth to this, we don’t have to fully accept it. Consistent training, good nutrition, and quality sleep all play a huge role in optimizing the [...]
Over the past 28 years, I must have tried literally thousands of ways to build strong, jacked shoulders. Along the journey I've learnt a few lessons – some of them more painful than others. After years of trial and error, and in-the-trenches experience working with athletes, I’ve managed to build [...]
I am fortunate to have the amazing opportunity to coach a wide variety of athletes who compete in a number of different sports. Since I don't specialize in any one sport, all my athletes have their own sport/team coaches and whether it be hockey, boxing, martial arts, rugby, baseball, football or [...]
It was another incredible performance from our very own Coach PK this past weekend as he took to the Powerlifting stage at the Canadian National Championships in Calgary! For those of you who are not familiar with Powerlifting, it’s a world-class competition where athletes perform a maximum single rep in [...]
Saturday night we were treated to one of the most anticipated sporting events in history! The fight may or may not have lived up to all the hype for you but beyond the simple exchanges of punches, I wanted to share what I really took away from this historic moment featuring two [...]
Here are two of my favourite advanced core exercises that I use with my athletes who have already developed a solid foundation.
What does it take to be a Strong Athlete? It all starts with the mind. Being a Strong Athlete is about making a mental committment to becoming the best version of you. You don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to stress about doing everything right. You just [...]
I want to remind you right now that you are powerful beyond measure! Since children, we have been conditioned not to be TOO powerful... You know, do what you're told, don't act out in school, fall in line, don't be too loud, get your work done on time, etc, [...]
I’ve had many powerful conversations over the years with my athletes, especially about the game of life. We talk about what it takes to get to the next level in their respective sports and how to become the best version of themselves. We talk about what it takes to win, [...]
Everyone is always talking passion this and passion that when it comes to success. "You need to find your passion"... blah blah blah... how many times have you heard that one? And it feels like everyone and their dog are posting these passion quote images on social media every five [...]
In the spirit of training "Smart", today I am going to share 3 of my favourite high-return exercises that I use with almost everyone I work with. The reason why I like these exercises is because they require full body activation and control to do them properly. Essentially, you are [...]
Hi Strong Athlete! Thank you for getting our Strong Athlete Performance Guide! To access your free performance nutrition guide CLICK HERE! Here's what we suggest to help you get the most from the Performance Nutrition Guide: 1. Take your time to read through the entire guide from beginning to end [...]
This shoulder shocker is focused on muscle growth. We want to focus on moving and squeezing the muscle more so than just moving the weight. Here's a little killer tri-set that we love to use on our athletes!
It’s often hard to separate fact from fiction in the fitness community, especially with the Internet and social media. To simplify things a bit, here are our 10 Laws of a successful strength and conditioning program:
Choosing a protein supplement can often be confusing. To make things easier, we've put together this quick and easy 4-step approach to buying the best protein supplement for you!
Strong Athletes embrace the reality that becoming a great athlete and being a champion at the game of life takes hard work and patience. Here are five of the most successful habits of Strong Athletes:
Everyone knows they should get enough sleep, yet it’s always the one thing that gets pushed to the side in favour of catching up on emails or watching another episode of Homeland on Netflix.
Whenever we start working with a new athlete, we always begin with an interview. The main reason for this is to gauge the mindset of the person because of the role that mindset plays in someone’s success.
The performance of our Strong Athletes is very serious business to us so we always make sure they're ready to perform at the highest level on the big day.
New Year’s Day is often an exciting moment. It is an opportunity for a new start. A new start for ...
|By: Joey De Los Reyes| You have great absolute strength, but does this mean you are the strongest person in the room?
When performed correctly, the deadlift will make you insanely strong, build a wall of muscle from your traps down to your hamstrings, and enhance your performance in all kinds of sports.
Jiu Jitsu specialist and promising MMA fighter Ashton Nemdhari is an athlete on the rise. Ashton joined Team Strong Athlete in early 2013 and has elevated his fight game to the next level ...
Guest Post by Leo Babauta One of the biggest reasons we’re not content with ourselves and our lives is that we compare ....
Life is a game. Play it with 100% intensity. Don’t spend it on the sidelines watching others. Lift heavy. Nobody built a kick-ass physique with ...
One of the many stars of Team Strong Athlete is Trish Plaja. This 42-year old mother of two is a 4th degree black belt, the co-owner of two martial arts schools and a fitness competitor!