No time to go to a fitness center? No babysitter for the children? Find yourself outside the city for work or a vacation? We admit that it is not always easy to stick to a fixed schedule when it comes to exercising! To overcome this difficulty and to help keep you motivated for staying active, […]
In the last few years, BCAA supplements (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) have become very popular with people that workout. They take them with the intention of preventing muscle breakdown, stimulating muscle mass gain, promoting muscle recovery and reducing fatigue during endurance training. But are they really useful? Let’s break it down together!
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), also known as short interval training, has been gaining popularity over the years. It consists of alternating between short periods of very intense physical effort with periods of recovery at a lower intensity. For example, the Tabata method (which includes repetitions of 20 seconds of intense effort followed by 10 […]
Musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, fractures and strains are very common among active people. They account for more than 50% of sports injuries. But did you know that it is possible to optimize your diet to promote healing from an injury? Here are 3 tips to help you!
A sports drink such as Gatorade is useful for exercise that last for more than an hour. It is a drink specially designed to provide energy in the form of carbohydrates and to replace electrolyte lost through sweat. But do you know that it is very easy to make your own homemade sports drink with […]
An optimal diet offers numerous benefits for active children or adolescents. It helps to improve energy levels, avoid deficiencies, recover after training sessions, prevent injuries, and optimize performance. However, many young athletes do not eat an adequate diet and could benefit from small simple changes. Here are 4 tips to optimize nutrition for young athletes.
In sports performance, having visible abs is like having flames on your car, while it may look cool, it doesn’t make it go faster. Whether you see someone’s abdominals or not simply depends on the person’s percentage of fat. So, having visible abdominals does not mean that they are necessarily strong or efficient.
It’s finally summer, we can strip off and train outside. But heat and humidity can have a negative impact on your performance if you are not careful. Here are four tips to help you avoid collapsing when you practice an outdoor sport this summer.
First, before separating flexibility from mobility, here is the definition of each of these terms. Flexibility is defined by the range of motion around a joint. It improves the suppleness of the muscles and also regulates the nervous system. In comparison, “Mobility refers to movements in the joints of the body (between the vertebrae, knees, […]
Summer is upon us and the running season is in full swing. Did you know that more than 50% of runners will get injured during their running season? The most common injuries include shin splints, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome and stress fractures. These injuries can be due to various […]
The use of nutritional supplements among athletes is widespread. Nearly nine out of ten Canadian athletes take supplements. Sports drinks, multivitamins and protein powders are among the most popular. Athletes that use supplements usually want to prevent nutritional deficiencies, increase their energy level, recover better after exercise, optimize their body composition or increase their muscle […]
When playing sports or exercising, it is important to eat snacks in order to have enough energy to perform, recover better afterwards, promote an optimal absorption of proteins and to avoid being too hungry at meals. Here is our Top 5 Snacks for Athletes list.