Are you familiar with the "deal-making phase" of exercise? This is when you find yourself making mental deals early on to "change the workout" or "lessen the volume" after starting out with the absolute best of intentions. I bring this up just so you are aware it is definitely a thing, and something to be conscious of if you are going to attempt this fitness test.
After his days as an Olympic athlete, Martin Reader hasn’t slowed down his visits to the gym. Being someone who works out for a living, Martin has some great advice for other athletes in training.
Martin designs all his own workouts and programming, and he shares his model at the athletic training business he co-founded.
Olympic rower Eric Woelfl calls himself a positively-minded guy, and if you talk with him for any amount of time you’ll hear him spout inspirational messages like they’re going out of style. This of course, is the mentality that many Olympians and high performance athletes exhibit to achieve their goals, but Eric takes this thinking further into all areas of his life, even after his Olympic days.
Some people know exactly what they want in life. Michael Bawol, a sport biomechanist and performance analyst, is one of them.
Not many people turn down a chance to go to the Olympics, but Mike knew it wasn’t for him.
“You’ve got to go the extra mile and do the things no one else is doing if you want to get ahead.”. That’s what third year SMU defense backer Kanaar Bell does when he hits the gym with a focus you wouldn’t believe. While the rest of the team is chatting about the weekend, Kanaar is intensely focussed on pushing himself.
Have you ever watched Canada’s most decorated swimmer, and three time Olympian, Ryan Cochrane, swim? While you watch him, have you thought, “wow, that looks effortless.”? Now, envision yourself splashing in the pool ‘swimming laps’. Try to picture swimming 1500 meters in 14 minutes and 39 seconds.
Eat, Sleep, Swim, Repeat.
The dream is reality in many, many, ways for long distance swimmer Ryan Cochrane. Not only has he competed in three Olympic Games and brought home two Olympic medals, but he also lives above a bakery. A bakery!
After an intense weekend at McMaster University David Braley Athletic Centre, we've crunched the numbers!
What does it take to become one of the best 1500m, 3000m and 10,000m runners in Canada? I certainly don’t have that answer, but Gabriel Ghiglione does. He has spent the last 5 seasons racing these events for McMaster University and was kind enough to let us in on his thoughts and insights for these distances.
In preparation for this year's RBC FANFIT Challenges, the team at the Canadian Olympic Foundation put together a list of tips to help you exceed your fundraising goals. Here they are
Scott’s story begins with childhood memories watching his parents playing field hockey at the elite level. Sandison grew up around the game, and later adopted it as his own, representing Canada at the highest level as an Olympian, internationally renowned teammate, and now influential coach for upcoming young field hockey players
When you read the word rugby, what are the first three words that come to your mind? I think: intensity, grit and impressive. In chatting with Adam Kleeberger it became obvious to me that he embodied all of these things as an athlete.
Eating tubs of ice cream every night before bed is not what most people associate with the of lifestyle of a high performance athlete. However, this is exactly what Olympian Luke Demetre found himself doing his first year pursuing a spot with the national team for Bobsleigh Canada. The goal, put on 30 pounds fast… like yesterday.
Ellie Black does not mess around. She has risen to international fame as one of Canada's most successful gymnasts. As a two time Olympian, Black realizes that training and preparation make all the difference. We caught up with her and watched her perform some explosive power exercises
We covered at length how rowing is a very aerobic sport, and a great place to revitalize your workout regiment. In follow-up to our previous article, Intro to Rowing with Chris Williams, we've compiled a handful of workouts to get you into peak rowing condition
Registration is officially open for the RBC FANFIT Challenge, coming to select university campuses across Canada, including McMaster University on January 28th, 2017, Saint Mary’s University on March 11th, 2017 and Simon Fraser University on April 1st, 2017!!!