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|By: Big Jeff Pearce| You know the conversation, “Oh, you workout? How much do you bench press?” It’s a conversation that pops up all too often; people find out that you workout and all of a sudden they have to know how much you bench. It’s a barometer of [...]
|By: Nicole Ettorre CAT(C), BAHSc (AT), BPhEd| Whether you are a weekend warrior or a highly competitive athlete, you have likely experienced or come in contact with someone who has suffered from some sort of knee pain. Knee injuries, especially to those who are physically active, have become increasingly [...]
It’s that time again. It’s a new year and there is no better time to set a new fitness goal for yourself and stick to it. To help you along the way, we've outlined a 5-step nutrition guide that we give to all first-time clients, no matter if they are just looking [...]
On Feb 2nd, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the UFC's most controversial heavyweight makes his Octagon return after serving a nine-month doping suspension. That's right folks, we're talking about Alistair Overeem, who in my eyes is the uncrowned UFC heavyweight champion. The [...]
|By Dr. Marco De Ciantis| Active Release Technique (ART®) is described as a “hands-on”, case-management system that is used by many conservative care practitioners (chiropractors, physiotherapists, and message therapists) that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, [...]
|By: Big Jeff Pearce| Typically, my tone is humorous. This time is different. I will be touching on some fairly serious topics that effect a good chunk of our readership. Let’s be honest, cancer touches everyone – athlete or not. On our site, we have interviewed Joanne Williams who [...]
|By: Big Jeff Pearce| Tonight, the Strong-Athlete crew will be at the Score Fighting Series 7 in Hamilton, Ontario covering the action, jab by jab. Part of our commitment to our readership is to provide quality content. As such, we will be trying something new this weekend; we will be providing [...]
|By Anita Kus-Roberts| I recently joined a new gym. The salesman offered his standard rant about the benefits of personal training and their brand of selectorized weight equipment and why I should buy into their training packages. Tuning out his sales pitch, my glazed over and wandered to a box [...]
|By: Big Jeff Pearce| I was farting around on Facebook one day when I saw a status update that had found its way onto my Newsfeed. It was by a woman named Sara-Clare Lajeunesse and this is the update and picture I saw: “Never give up on yourself. [...]
| By Big Jeff Pearce | As the week comes to a close and we draw closer to UFC 153, one question is dominating most UFC fan’s thoughts: When are we going to see a fight card that isn’t plagued with injuries? As of right now, the UFC is [...]
|Big Jeff Pearce| Here’s the thing, the UFC has been plagued with injuries throughout the 2012 season. Most recently, Frank Mir got injured and had to pull out of the Cormier fight in November. This card is no stranger to that kind of bad luck. We all know the story [...]
|By Big Jeff Pearce| Joanne Williams has overcome a lot in the years that she has been bodybuilding to reach her goal of becoming an IFBB Pro. Before she reached the heights of the Canadian bodybuilding world, Joanne was faced with the very grim reality of being diagnosed with breast [...]
| By Vince "Fitness Financier" Pe | Hailing from sunny Southern California, fitness expert Laura Coleman, is a former competitor that I met ages ago at one of the IFBB's major shows; The Ironman. Her personality was so exuberant that I knew she would become a major player in the fitness [...]
| A Strong-Athlete.com Roundtable | The 2012 Olympics in London have just wrapped up and we at Strong-Athlete.com decided that we wouldn’t let the Olympic spirit die with the closing ceremony. Rather, we would like to encourage the coals of Olympic conversation to burn brightly by discussing what sports the [...]
| By Big Jeff Pearce | From the pages of Playboy to Muscular Development, IFBB Pro Larissa Reis is everywhere; thank God for that! Currently, Larissa is a Nutrex sponsored athlete and is the owner/operator of www.LarissaReis.net. Through her website, she provides a number of services, everything from personal training [...]
Strong-Athlete.com caught up with Light-Heavyweight National Competitor Carl Cheung about two weeks out from his debut at the CBBF National Bodybuilding Championships in Edmonton. Not only is Carl one of the best bodybuilders in the country and an OPA judge, he is also a methods analyst at Bombardier Aerospace, one [...]
| By Big Jeff Pearce | UFC 150 will be taking place in Denver, Colorado on Saturday August 11, 2012. Off the heels of UFC on FOX 4, we have what potentially could be an equally exciting fight card. However, UFC 150 has some big shoes to fill; [...]
This weekend, Kai Persaud 2.0 takes to the stage at the CBBF Canadian Nationals for Figure in New Westminister BC to battle a stacked field and try to earn her IFBB Pro Card. This journey has been especially tough for Kai after losing her coach and mentor Darren Oliver in [...]
| By Big Jeff Pearce | Chad Rempel is the kind of guy that puts 110% into everything he does; it’s either all or nothing. It’s his mentality and relentless work ethic that has landed him one of the top Booster Juice franchises in Canada and a spot on the [...]
| By Anita Kus-Roberts | I was at a show recently watching competitor after competitor parade around, proud of their hard-earned physiques. How motivating it was for me to watch, in my off-season “puffy” phase. As each competitor did their catwalk and showed off, an announcer would read tidbits and quotes [...]
| By Big Jeff Pearce | My first thought when I looked at this fight card was that Joe Silva and Dana White must’ve felt bad about UFC 149. And as a result, they packed this card with better talent than we are used to seeing on FOX [...]
| By Big Jeff Pearce | Although UFC 149 originally promised to be a stacked card, the promise fell through. This card has had nine fighters pull out due to injury, the most in recent memory. Dana White can be quoted as saying “We lost nine to injury and [...]
| By Big Jeff Pearce | FOREWORD: This article is second in a two- part series of articles that outline what the ideal strength athlete would do to maximize their gains in the gym. We all know that what we do outside of the gym impacts our performance in [...]
| By Big Jeff Pearce | On July 7th, 2012, one of the most anticipated rematches in UFC history will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. If you don’t already know, Anderson Silva will be defending his Middleweight championship belt against Chael “The Mouth” [...]