Obstacle Course Racing or “OCR” for short

So my favorite show on TV is American Ninja Warrior on NBC and its something I always wanted to try if I got the opportunity. I have run a few 5K OCR’s before but there is lots of running in between obstacles, in American Ninja Warrior its a series of obstacles one right after the other and you need to … Read More

Scale Weight vs Fat Loss

One of the main tools that I use to determine if I am in a caloric deficit is to weigh myself first thing every morning after going to the bathroom.. I track this in a spreadsheet and I plot the weekly average over time. In the image is my average weekly weight from week 27 to this current week 35. … Read More

Block 1 – Week 3 Completed

I completed week three of this new training program and I have to say I am really enjoying it and my training has been super consistent even with doing other activities like the Rugged Maniac 5k OCR race and the Dragon Boat Race last weekend. Ten days ago I started taking 5 mg of Creatine Monohydrate every day. When I … Read More

Block 1 – Week 2 Training Update

Just finished up two days of Dragon Boat Racing on top of this weeks training. We ended up coming in 3rd place on the D division final so very happy with that. My daughter Grace was just coming to watch today but we were short one female paddler so in order not to be disqualified she agreed to help us … Read More

The Complete Strength Training Guide

I started a new training program this week that is offered for free by Greg Nuckols on his new site Stronger By Science. The nice thing about this program is that it can be used by beginner, intermediate and advanced lifters. You can read all about it and download the program yourself here. I like this program because it’s designed … Read More

Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race

Today my daughter Grace and I competed in the Calgary Rugged Maniac Race. This was my daughters first obstacle race and my second time. Doing this with my daughter was so much fun and I am so proud of her. I smashed my shin pretty bad and got a nasty pressure cut from the impact but I was able to … Read More

The Ugly, the Bad and the Good

Well it was a mixed bag this week. Was out sick for a few days with stomach flu and only managed to get a couple days of training in. Weight has finally started moving in the right direction with the week average of 199 lbs. I am going to go back to a lean gaining phase starting in August so … Read More

Happy Birthday Canada!

True North Strong and Free!! After posting this I read an article by the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper which expands on what I was trying to reflect in my brief statement of “True North Strong and Free!” so I am going to add this in. Stephen Harper: Canadians should reflect upon how fortunate we are. There is simply no better … Read More

Focus

Focus – a center of activity, attraction, or attention. When I look at successful people I see a single mindedness, an unshakable focus. If we want to get better at something in our life we need to focus on that area and keep it in focus until we get the result we are looking for. I think many people want … Read More

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