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Hydrate

Written by Eric on

Proper hydration is important for overall health. Without proper hydration, you can become dehydrated, which means your body does not have enough water to function normally. You lose water every day when you breathe, sweat and go to the bathroom. The water content in the foods you eat and the beverages you drink combine to […]

Small Steps to Lasting Change

Written by Lisa on

Change can be difficult for the best of us. Change when it comes to our diet and eating habits can be very difficult. Actually it’s one of the most difficult things to do in our lives – I know this first hand! Most of us have tried one fad diet or some sort of strict […]

What is your WHY?

Written by Evan on

We all have at least one, some have two or three. Regardless of how many reasons you have, it is important to get crystal clear on why you are doing something. Once you figure out your why, that’s when you can really tap into the driving force behind your motivation for accomplishing challenging tasks. Discovering […]

Pre-Season Hockey Conditioning: PROGRESS

Written by Eric on

For the past 4 weeks Edge Athletics has been running a pre-season conditioning camp in Altona to help get the youth prepared for the upcoming hockey season. During our first training session we put the athletes through a couple of test drills to get a baseline of what their current fitness level was. These drills […]

It All Starts with How We Eat: Part 2

Written by Evan on

Part 2: All About Eating Slowly This is part 2 of 2 in a series of blog posts that highlight the importance of how we eat, either fast or slow, and the impact this has on our health, body composition and performance. In part 1, we looked at the consequences of eating too quickly. Today, […]

It All Starts with How We Eat: Part 1

Written by Evan on

Part 1: Is Eating Quickly Really So Bad? This is part 1 of 2 in a series of blog posts which look at the importance of how we eat, either fast or slow, and the impact this has on our health, body composition and performance. This blog post references helpful information brought forward from the […]

In Season Training vs. Off Season Training

Written by Eric on

When training athletes for sports, the norm seems to be that you need to run the athletes into the ground both physically and mentally every training session for the entire year to to help build elite athletes. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Do you need to train athletes hard? Yes you do. But […]

Importance of Mobility in Sports

Written by Eric on

Often in sports one of the most neglected parts of training is mobility. Mobility is not the most enjoyable part of training and can very easily be over looked. To become a better athlete you can not just focus on building strength, speed and power. You have to spend quality time focusing on mobility as […]

24 Hours

Written by Kurtis on

24 hours. We all have it. It might actually be the one thing that gives everyone, despite anything else, a completely level playing field when it comes to developing, growing, learning, and succeeding at anything. I’ve met a lot of people. When meeting people I never talk fitness yet it’s naturally the topic they bring […]

Outcomes vs. Behaviours

Written by Kurtis on

If you want to make big changes, you have to take small, consistent daily actions. In fact, your behaviours are the only things you can control. So make those your goal. The world is pretty uncontrollable. Life happens. You can’t control the outcome. You can however control the behaviours that lead to the outcome you want. Outcomes are WHAT you want, but they don’t tell you […]