The Daily Workout…You’re Doing It Wrong

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Whole9 guest post by Coach Rut, who participates in the sport of weightlifting and is the current Kansas State Champion and the 2006, 2013 and 2014 National Master Champion at 94kg. Daily Workout Structure for Optimal Results Having spent half my life in the health, fitness and performance industry,  I have observed a number of consistencies. One that constantly stands out is the lack of program structure that exists with the daily workout routine. I’m not talking about long term training … [Read more...]

6 Reasons To Start Using Kettlebells

6 reasons to start using kettlebells

This is a Whole9 guest post by Peter Hirsh, a nationally certified personal trainer and kettlebell instructor who has been teaching and training with kettlebells for over ten years. I don't know of any experienced kettlebell practitioner that doesn't utilize other tools and gain from their various benefits as well. However, kettlebells can provide certain benefits that nothing else can and are a great tool to include in your regular workout routines. It is my goal to help continue the … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: How To Deal With Food Restrictions In Social Settings

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Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Summer and Sarah discuss how to manage food restrictions in social settings. Sharing food amongst friends and family is part of our social culture. It’s something that brings us together and connects us. However, it can feel like we are inconveniencing others when we refuse food based on our food sensitivities and we see lots of clients who decide to … [Read more...]

The Truth About Cholesterol

Cholesterol

A Whole9 guest post by Dr Sult, medical doctor, medical educator, inspirational speaker & the author of Just Be Well: A Book For Seekers of Vibrant Health. The Inside Story on Cholesterol Looking to lower your risk of heart disease? Conventional wisdom says you should exercise regularly, eat well and keep your cholesterol levels in the recommended range. Sounds simple, right? Not so much. Cholesterol is actually a lousy predictor of whether you're going to have a heart attack. In fact, … [Read more...]

Ask Whole9 Canada: The Importance Of Defining Health vs. Performance Goals

health vs performance goals

Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Summer and Sarah discuss the importance of defining health versus performance goals. Having clearly defined goals is important to achieving the success you desire. When there are multiple goals, you risk having to sacrifice one area to achieve the greatest potential in the other. We can bucket the most common goals into three categories: health, … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Avoid Exercise-Related Injury

avoid exercise related injury

A Whole9 guest post by Kate Galliett, creator of Fit for Real Life and The Unbreakable Body, an online strength and mobility program. Getting injured is a very common issue, both at the general population level and the elite level. An injury can be a major sideline to your fitness progress. Injuries are expensive when you consider the money and time spent going from one pain-relief appointment to the next. Plus, injuries have been shown to decrease your total happiness quotient over time (not … [Read more...]

5 Considerations When Selecting a Gym

selecting a gym

Whole9 guest post by Coach Rut, who participates in the sport of weightlifting and is the current Kansas State Champion and the 2006, 2013 and 2014 National Master Champion at 94kg. Locating a professional gym is a difficult task for today’s consumer. There is far too much information dispensed on a daily basis that truth and quality are difficult to determine. Put up a nice website with some fit bodies and at least on the surface it can look appealing and credible. But wait-a-minute! Is … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Ski Season: Conditioning for All Levels

ski season conditioning

A Whole9 guest post by Eva T., two time Olympian in Alpine Skiing and a 12 year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team The majority of seasonal skiers I speak to do nothing to prepare for the ski season. They simply hope it won't be their year for a tweak or an injury. Then, there is the other population who want to make it to the next level in their skiing and prep for the season, but they are missing specific components to their program. Finally, there is the skier who is totally on it and is … [Read more...]

Good Stress vs. Bad Stress

good stress

A Whole9 guest post by Dr Sult, medical doctor, medical educator, inspirational speaker & the author of Just Be Well: A Book For Seekers of Vibrant Health. How to Make Stress Work for You Have you ever had a project to do with plenty of time to get it done, yet you just couldn't bring yourself to get around to doing it? Until, of course, the deadline was upon you. Though you may have broken into a sweat of anxiety, you finally buckled down and focused, and knocked the project out of the … [Read more...]

Training Guidelines Throughout Aging

training guidelines aging

A Whole9 guest post by Skyler Tanner,  fitness and nutrition coach with 15 years of experience. I like helping people to avoid the medical machine as long as possible. That said, I’m often asked this: What does a 30-something year old guy know about what it’s like to be 60/70/80 years old? My response: “Does an oncologist need to have survived cancer to earn the right to treat cancer?” The simple fact of the matter is that humans, as unique beautiful flowers as we seem believe ourselves … [Read more...]