I am 3 days out from my return to the stage at the 2017 Kelowna Classic! I am feeling awesome and cannot be more excited for Saturday! What is Peak Week? The week prior to the competition is called Peak Week. It is used by bodybuilders, fitness models and physique competitors to “peak” while on … More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – Peak Week Update
I will be competing in my second Men’s Physique show on May 6th, 2017! I have been getting questions and concerns about whether this is healthy or not, especially with Crohn’s. I am hoping this post clears things up a bit and gives some insight into why I am doing this. Is this healthy? The … More Is Competing in Bodybuilding/Men’s Physique Healthy?
Jenna is a university student, fitness instructor, handstand guru and Crohn’s advocate. She is leading the way by promoting the importance of living a healthy lifestyle with IBD. She motivates and inspires daily and I am proud to call Jenna a friend. Big things coming in the future from this fellow Crohn’s warrior. I am … More INTERVIEW: Fellow Crohn’s Warrior Jenna Pettit
Let’s try this again for 2017. I will be competing in Men’s Physique at the 2017 Kelowna Classic in Kelowna, British Columbia, on May 6th! Unfortunately a late start to the posts leading up to the show but I have been quietly putting in work for the last 6 weeks. I wasn’t sure if I … More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – 4 weeks out and coming in hot!
Read my Final Impact feature on the last page of the March/April issue of IMPACT magazine! Click the picture or link below to download your digital copy for free from their website or pick up a print copy on newsstands! IMPACT – March/April 2017: The Running Issue IMPACT magazine is a popular Canadian health, fitness … More Check me out in the latest issue of IMPACT Magazine!
How often do you see someone trying to get fit by eating a “bro-diet” of chicken, rice and broccoli every day? Don’t get me wrong, I love chicken and rice as much as the next guy but dieting or working towards your goal doesn’t have to involve eating the same thing 6 times a day. … More The Importance of Varying your Protein Sources
It’s been over 10 years that I have been heavily involved in health and fitness. I have always been into fitness coming from an athletic background but it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease that I immersed myself further into health, nutrition and fitness. Having an incurable disease has created a new awareness … More Health Induced Bliss – My advice to those on their own health and fitness journey
Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman recently underwent surgery to remove his colon after suffering from Colitis for 20 years. I’ve posted about Jake before, Texas Ranger’s Pitcher – Jake Diekman opens up about his struggle with Colitis and am constantly amazed with his perseverence. I cannot think of a better role model for everyone with … More MLB Pitcher – Jake Diekman’s Colitis Update
This is the best tip you’ll ever get if you’re looking for a well-developed midsection. Like any other body part, abs are muscles too and need to be worked with resistance for optimal development to occur. The key is to hit them frequently (ideally 2-3x per week) using resistance. I like working abs at the … More Ab Training Guide – Train with resistance for a better, more developed midsection
Link to the CBC article here: CBC – Gut bacteria study could lead to new Crohn’s treatments, researchers say The link between inflammatory bowel disease and the microbiome keeps becoming more evident as research progresses. I said it earlier this year in The Microbiome and Kombucha and I’ll say it again; if they find a cure … More Paradigm Shifting Research on the Microbiome and inflammation in Crohn’s and Colitis Patients