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Aaron Klatt

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Prioritizing Hockey Training: A Delicate Balance

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Playoff season, the beginning of the end, the culmination of all of the hard work. It is a valuable time to revisit the discussion regarding in-season training. This time, however, I am going to look at this discussion through a slightly different lens. Instead of looking in detail at the ideal programming and periodization for In-Season training, I want to acknowledge the balance of all of the aspects of life for an athlete, and open the discussion regarding what should or could be prioritized for development. I do have some expertise on the subject of balancing the chaotic schedules of…

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Fuel Yourself Don’t Fool Yourself!

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It’s that time of year again. Spring is in the air, days are getting longer, the local arenas are simmering down momentarily between playoffs and tryouts and the sports fields are ready to come alive with soccer, baseball and lacrosse. Spring and summer athletes are ready to take on their sports while Fall and winter athletes begin the official off-season in a quest to maximize learning, conditioning and development These days athletes train hard year-round, perfect their skills through practice, and compete to win. But, how are they fueling their game? Are they doing all they can to help their…

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Turn Your Setback into a Comeback

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#BellLetstalk is an incredible initiative that has opened the doors of communication and awareness of mental illness and helped people in Canada who struggle with issues know they are not alone and give them tools and support to help them move forward. Everyone makes mistakes, bad decisions and has bad luck and setbacks; in their lives, in their lifestyle, and in their relationships. These can happen at work, at home, and in many different day to day interactions. The same goes for all of the people around us, our friends and family, our colleagues and co-workers and people we interact…

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Because, the Season

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#BecausetheSeason by Jeff Roux B.P.E.; CSCS; TSCC-Gold                          “The difference between excellence & mediocrity, is commitment.” – Unknown –   Hockey players in Canada have the best opportunity for seasonal development. The off-season arrives as spring merges with summer, school ends, and this creates the perfect combination of time and opportunity for physical and mental preparation for the start of the season. Strength and conditioning coaches are blessed with the perfect laboratory of training as we have a chance to create programs and put together drills within this almost…

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Boost Your Immunity with Impunity!

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“ Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine our food.” ~Hippocrates 460 – 370 B.C.   by Tina R. Ward CNP, RCNP, ROHP The Holidays are coming quickly, schedules are busy and things can get a bit hectic; oh ya, and also, Cold and flu season is here. Does that mean that you are destined to get sick? Nope. Not at all. Our best defense against disease…

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Creating the Perfect Training Mixtape

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December 2nd marked the release of the new Hamilton Mixtape . If you are a music (and lyrics) fan it represents a unique collaboration of the arts that has been rare since the digitization of the music industry. It is about telling stories, reliving history and representing different cultures and philosophies through various styles of music with different voices telling these stories. It represents creativity, imagination and a passion for sending a message. It represents many of the things we try to express in the world of health, fitness and performance. Ultimately, you can mix ideas and genres and if…

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Hunting for the Perfect Diet

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Hunting for the Perfect Diet by Tina R. Ward HolisticNutritionist (CNP; RNCP; ROHP) Mulder and Scully are not alone. UFOs, Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster; many of us want to believe. We know the truth is out there. We are all looking for answers. When it comes to hunting for the perfect diet, we all want to believe it exists. That there is a simple solution that will finally work. In reality, the facts are as elusive as the quest for evidence in the list above. Vegan, Paleolithic, all of the “Tarians” (Lacto-Vegetarian, Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian, Noodletarian, Fruitarian), the specialist…

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7 Actionable Steps in Your Control

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For a healthy fit body, it is better to eat a bit of crap food every day along with a lot of powerfully nutritious superfood than it is to eat no crap and all average, mediocre food. For a healthy home, we can keep our same routine but at the grocery store simply turn our head to the left and right to see and select natural green earth friendly cleaning products just down the aisle from the toxic chemicals we’ve been lacing our homes and earth with for years. These are 2 of my Top 7 readily actionable changes we…

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Are You a Leader of One?

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There is a great mantra that we use at TWIST that says, Taking care of yourself, being accountable to your health and wellness, and setting yourself up for success is infectious. People recognize it, people respect it, and people react to it. It sets the tone for other people and suddenly they want to follow your example. This is how a movement begins. As parents, we are constantly faced with new evolutionary challenges when it comes to keeping kids safe, active and healthy. Luckily, here in Canada in the 21st Century we don’t usually have to be concerned with being eaten…

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Health, Fitness & Performance for Grown-Ups

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As parents we do everything we can for our kids. We spend our money on lessons, teams, tournaments, programs and training to help them stay active and get better in their activities. We spend our time on driving them to all of the above. We spend our energy making  sure they get everything they need to progress, learn and get better. In the end we often leave very little money, time or energy for ourselves. We become martyrs to the needs of our kids and it is easy to use that as an excuse to not focus on our own…

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