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Written by Eric on

Ever wake up and wonder how the day will go? Will it be a good day? Or will it be a bad day? If so, you are not alone. I’m sure we all wake up wondering these things. Finding the answer is easy. It’s hidden inside you! Throughout the entire day you will be faced […]

Edge Athletics Wraps Up in Altona

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For the past 8 weeks Edge Athletics has been running a Pre-Season Hockey conditioning camp in Altona  to get them prepared for the up coming hockey season. On week 1 we did a series of tests that evaluated the athletes endurance, speed, quickness and agility. We came back to these same tests after 4 weeks of […]

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

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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

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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 […]