Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Legs, Swimming and Sushi...

Hey everyone,

During our long weekend trip to Montreal, Alex completed a lower body workout.  He really enjoyed this workout, as he was able to use some equipment that we do not have access to in our home gym.  We also had an opportunity to swim in the hotel pool, which is always a treat when we are travelling.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Full Body Travel Workout

Hey everyone,

Over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, we planned a shopping trip to Montreal.  We try to do this about once a year, to celebrate Alex's birthday and our anniversary.  The shopping is amazing there and we always come home with more items than we planned...

Of course we ensure we stay in a hotel that will allow us to complete our workouts.  This is a great opportunity to try some different equipment that we don't have access to at our home gym. 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Support Infertility Awareness Week - May 19-26

Hey everyone,

This week is Infertility Awareness Week - a cause that is very important to me.  I see patients everyday who are suffering with fertility issues.  Infertility affects approximately 1 in 6 couples.  I guarantee you know someone suffering from infertility, even if you are not aware of their struggles.  Many couples suffer in silence because they are embarrassed or ashamed by this diagnosis.  However, infertility is a medical diagnosis, just like any other.  We need to continue to increase the public's awareness of infertility and the impact it has.

IAAC (Infertility Awareness Association of Canada) is a great resource  for Canadian couples suffering from infertility and they are organizing some amazing events this week to promote infertility awareness.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

New Full Body Workout - Workout A

Hey everyone,

Tannys has recently gone back to doing full body workouts.  Although the exercises she is performing are the same ones that she has done the past, she is placing more of a focus on glute exercises. She has been completing this particular workout (Workout A) twice a week for the past several weeks. It is alternated with two different workouts that we will also try to record and post soon.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Book Review: Strong Curves

Hey everyone,

We recently purchased a great new book and learning tool, Strong Curves, written by Bret Contreras and Kellie Davis.  This book is geared towards strength training for women.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Lower Body Ladders

Hey everyone,

This past week, we completed a lower body workout using two different ladders.  Ladder workouts can be very intense, especially in the first few sets of 10, 9 and 8!  However, once you get through these long sets it becomes much easier!

For those of you new to ladders, you complete 10 reps of an exercise, followed by 9, followed by 8, all the way to 1 rep.  We have superset two different exercises to complete each part of this particular workout (10 reps  of exercise 1, followed by 10 reps of exercise 2, 9 reps of exercise 1, followed by 9 reps of exercise 2...)

Here is what we did: 

Ladder 1 

1. Trapbar Deadlifts

2. Kettlebell Goblet Squats

Ladder 2

1. Kettlebell Swings

2. Double Kettlebell Stepback Lunges

This is an efficient, but challenging workout if you minimize your rest between sets.  Give it a try and let us know what you think!

-Tannys & Alex