me as a guinea-pig to demonstrating my superb technique at a deadlift (cough, cough, splutter, splutter) actually these may look like heavy weights but are infact made out of foam, weighing about 3lbs each ;)
I recently attended a really fun and informative workshop at Bang Fitness in Toronto. This course was advertised as such:
January is coming up, and you know what that means: Time to get off your ass and get your act together.
Resolutions are for suckers. Learn how to start out right with a seminar that covers basic nutrition, training, and program design.
EFF THE RESOLUTIONS!
I WANT RESULTS YEAR-ROUND!!
I follow the website Stumptuous.com and have been virtually following the rants of Krista Scott-Davis for a while now, so I took the opportunity to meet her at this workshop.
Bang Fitness gym is very unique, their tagline is 'This Ain't Your Grandpappy's Gym' - and it AIN'T!! Not a treadmill in site, but instead sledgehammers and truck-tires!! Sharing the facilities with a martial arts club, I was desperate to get in there and fling a few mawashi geris (aaahh that seems like such a long time ago now!)
I took loads of info away from the course, had much of my knowledge reconfirmed and that felt good to know I was doing the right thing.
The team who led the course were excellent:
Krista Scott-Davis is a tiny dynamo, with a wicked sense of humour. Very informed, and has also walked the walk, turning her life around from being unfit and overweight to performing squats that would make grown men weep.
Geoff Girvitz, Director at Bang Fitness focussed his segment on the importance of correct form, stablising the core during all exercises, in fact he said he considered all weight exercises to be core exercises. I asked him what methods he uses to train people in the gym, did he follow Turbulence Training, Renegade Gym, Alywn Cosgrove etc - he response was; I do what works - simple!
Kyle Bryon, Nutritionist gave a presentation about how to fit nutrition into your life, to optimise health, performance and body composition from everyday people to elite athletes. I really enjoyed this segments, especially when Kyle said I was allowed to eat butter (even if it was in small quantities - the cost of the course was worth it for that information alone!)
Kyle may even be persuaded to write a piece for this blog, as I know most of you out there are eager for information and want to know can I eat that muffin please?