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We had the pleasure of getting to know Dominique while he was training at the Underground in preparation for his canoeing trip. The trip is to honour his uncle who died of a massive heart attack at age 42 and to raise awareness about heart disease. Dominique is in the process of canoeing his uncle's ashes to New Orleans from Saskatchewan. Check out his website Canoeing to New Orleans
Amber is spear heading a fundraiser to help Dominique obtain his dream. There will be a BBQ held at the Brick on October 20th. On Monday, there will be a silent auction starting... some of the items up to grab are an autograph Steve MacIntyre hockey stick, gift certificate and more....
...rumor has it that two coaches agreed to put them selves up for auction :) The highest bidder will get to turn the tables around and put together a WOD for them to do... should be fun!
Th auction starts on Monday! Stay tuned for more details!
SKINS are coming to
BADLANDS UNDERGROUND Thursday, Sept 27!
Be sure to come out
Thursday, September 27 from 4pm to 8pm as we welcome Rod Roblin from SKINS
Canada to learn about the many benefits of training and recovering in these
“SKINS™ is the global
leader in cardio-vascular acceleration gear and their products feature premium body-molded
performance gradient compression with built-in BioAcceleration Technology™. The
garments are engineered to provide the correct level of surface pressure to
specific body parts, triggering an acceleration of blood flow that delivers
more oxygen to working muscles to enhance their performance. Improved
circulation also helps eliminate lactic acid build-up and other metabolic
wastes so you can go harder longer and recover faster.”
“The improved oxygenation
is most marked in recovery from vigorous exercise. As a result, muscle repair
is faster, with a greater effect if your SKINS™ are worn for longer. The best
effects on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), which can last for more than 48
hours, are seen after 8 hours during which pain, muscle weakness and alertness
are dramatically improved.”
For all you coffee drinkers out there... as with everything moderation is key :) Not suggesting you start drinking coffee just thought these articles were interesting.
When researchers looked at specific causes of death, they found that coffee drinkers had lower rates of:
Injuries and accidents
Cancer deaths were similar in frequency among those who did or did not drink coffee.
Observing a lower death rate among coffee drinkers does not prove that
coffee itself is responsible. A study of this type cannot determine
cause and effect....
studies have recently been published suggesting coffee is not the
health-damaging beverage it’s been portrayed to be; research now
suggests coffee can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s
disease, dementia, stroke, and cancers of the liver, kidney and prostate
In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute.
This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed
before repeating. We've used this in 3 and 5 round versions. The
sumo deadlift high pull
row for calories
The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of
"rotate," the athlete/s must move to next station immediately for good
score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each
calorie is one point
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?..."
new UCLA study shows that fructose impairs your memory and learning;
this is the first study to demonstrate that excess fructose consumption
can directly damage your brain
The research also indicates that omega-3 fats, specifically DHA, can mitigate fructose’s damaging effects on brain function
over skyrocketing obesity rates have inspired a new four-part HBO
documentary series called “The Weight of the Nation”, which can be
viewed in its entirety for free
type 2 diabetes drugs are again brought into the spotlight by a whistle blower who reports that Takeda Pharmaceuticals concealed and
downplayed adverse events reports for its diabetes drug Actos, including
hundreds of reports of heart failure; the drug has been banned in
Germany and France and is the subject of hundreds of lawsuits, but
continues to be sold in the U.S.
To read more and to view the HBO Documentary click the link:
"My health and fitness journey is no longer seen as a short trip but
rather a never-ending adventure meant to be enjoyed. I’m working every
day to become the best possible version of me that I can be...." read more