Category: Metabolism

Polarized vs Sweet-spot Training

By Selina Campbell, PhD Polarized model vs a Sweet-spot/threshold model I often get asked when it comes to training, which way is better – Polarized model or a Sweet-spot/threshold model.I know people want me to say the latter as the former involves 75-80% of Z1-2 time (boring!) whereas the latter involves going harder and working […]

Resiliency & Rebound

Coaches CornerResiliency and Rebound! The Shelagh Coutts story Dr. Shelagh Coutts is the quiet and determined type.  In 2012, she was a “top 40 under 40” nominee as she became one of Canada’s top researchers on triage and treatment with stroke patients.  On her downtime, she is an avid cyclist with a love of mountain […]

Signs of burnout and the Road back to Recovery

By Cory Fagan When was the last time you took a look in the mirror and said “I look tired and old!” The last 14 months of COVID and all the stresses associated can accumulate more than most people know. Signs of fatigue, poor sleep and a slower than normal recovery from exercise are common […]

From the Rink to Denali

From the Rink to Denali! By Coach Cory. One of my favourite jobs at TCR is helping people get information that is specific to them.  Over the years, I have seen a lot of “ex-athletes” come into our lab and ask for some direction.  They are used to succeeding in their previous sport but have […]

Health Audit Check – How much do you sit?!

So…. How is everyone doing almost one year into the pandemic?!  If you are like me, its starting to get really old.  All those home renos and new hobbies we took up with excitement last March are either completed or fallen by the wayside. And here we are, one year on, still pretty much locked […]

Periodization

Periodizaton – are you doing it? The cornerstone of Kinesiology and life-balance. Knowing and planning how to schedule pressure with rejuvenation. Pressure and stress are good. It’s how we cause change and growth physically as well as in our life.  But, just as important is the cycle of rejuvenation and rest. Without planned recovery, you will […]

Fasting and 5 lbs

Losing 5 lbs is great.  It’s noticeable and can make a difference in whatever you’re doing.  Your knees feel better, riding hills feels better and your tight pants feel better!  By working with many of the same clients over the last 15 years, you get to know what works for people without turning their life […]

Staying Motivated for the Year

Use a System to Build a Lifestyle The purpose of goal setting is to win the game, finish the race or take a line out of the bucket list.  Goals are powerful motivators to get moving and dedicated.  However, there is one catch.  What happens after the goal is achieved?  What happens if the event […]

Your breakfast and fat burning

It’s December and the goal is to maintain your weight!  We are constantly researching and testing how food affects your fat burning.  Hands down, Fat Burning is what we all want, especially during the holidays.  From our research, it’s all about the breakfast.  Does you breakfast help or hinder your fat burning?  The above case […]