Categories for Training

2018-02-22 by Dean Guedo

Breathe for Strength

When we think of strength training we generally don’t usually associate breathe as a key part to the equation to being “strong.” Well I am here to tell you that the yogis got in right, breathing does in fact play one of the most important roles in being able to train safe, train efficiently, and… View Article

2018-01-02 by Landon Poburan

5 Minute Shoulder Burnout For Massive Shoulders

Just like you, I am trying to grow the biggest set of shoulders that I can. This has got me thinking… What can we do to build the shoulders more effectively. We know we’ve got all the basic principles down pat but is there something else we could be doing? Bret Contreras (inventor of the Hip… View Article

2017-12-28 by Landon Poburan

35 Landmine Exercises with the Viking Press Attachment

The landmine is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you can find in a gym. You can perform an entire full body workout with this one piece of equipment. The landmine allows you to perform exercises like the squat, deadlift, presses, rows, core training and explosive power movements without even having to adjust… View Article

2017-12-05 by Landon Poburan

The L2 Fitness Summit Volume 1 Series is Now Available

We are proud to announce our first product launch, The L2 Fitness Summit Volume 1. In collaboration with Dean Somerset and Dr. Mike Israetel of Renaissance Periodization we have turned our Summit into an online educational resource which is approved for continuing education credits.   The L2 Fitness Summit Volume 1 features the brilliant mind of Dean Somerset… View Article

2017-11-20 by Landon Poburan

Top Toning Exercises: Trainer Edition

New Years is right around the corner and you know what means? Resolutions. If your anything like our coach Anthony Harder this year is all about toning! There are going to be two types of people reading this article. Trainers: who are thinking things like “toning doesn’t exist.” Everyone else: who are thinking, yes, I’d… View Article

2017-11-15 by Dean Guedo

Back to the future!

Anyone who is anyone knows what a Delorean is, I actually guarantee this. I will also guarantee that if you don’t know what a Delorean is, you don’t know what a hover board is, and you basically need to re-evaluate your upbringing. The cliff notes version of “Back to the Future,” an iconic movie franchise… View Article

2017-10-24 by Landon Poburan

Edmonton’s best Strength Training class for Men and Women

Are you looking to get stronger? Are you looking to build your confidence? Are you looking to be a part of a community? What if you could do it all at a fraction of the cost of private personal training? These are the primary reasons we created our Group Strength Classes. Our vision for Group… View Article

2017-10-11 by Anthony Harder

Why In-Season Training Is a Must For Your Athletes

If either you or your child plays sport at a high level than you understand the importance of the implementation of a strength and conditioning program. I would speculate that most people put a greater emphasis on the off-season training than that of the in-season. In season training is often overlooked and not deemed a… View Article

2017-09-04 by Dean Guedo

Perfection Before PR’s

Picture yourself right before you go for a heavy weight that you are attempting for the first time or something that you are not completely confident about. It is completely natural to be a little bit anxious; maybe a bit fearful…this is NORMAL! These are the sorts of situations where people tend to make mistakes;… View Article

2017-07-26 by Landon Poburan

This is how I used to market myself…

Our industry is broken and I used to be part of the problem. When I first got into bodybuilding and personal training my physique was the primary way that I marketed myself. Essentially you’re telling people to give you money because you’re shredded (or got shredded). My tune has changed over the last few years… View Article

2016-11-30 by Laura Poburan

Update Your Coach!

Checking in with your coach is likely the absolute most important, yet the most often overlooked, factor in your long term progress. As your coach I will have a file for you, as I do with all my clients. In that file I keep notes about what we discuss in and out of our sessions,… View Article

2016-12-06 by Landon Poburan

Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding: My Experience

Bodybuilding and powerlifting have been on the rise over the last number of years. 5-10 years ago most of us had never heard of these let alone knew someone who participated. Our image of bodybuilding was likely made up of Arnold Schwarzenegger and when we thought of powerlifting we likely pictured the world’s strongest men –… View Article

2017-01-09 by Landon Poburan

Squat Assistance Exercises for Improving Strength

When we are looking to maximize our strength in the squat there are a number of exercises outside of the traditional squat that can play a large role in assisting this goal. Keep in mind that everything must be taken into context and is goal specific. We will be talking in terms of improving your strength…. View Article

2016-09-14 by Landon Poburan

How to stay motivated during a training injury

Injuries suck. If you are recovering from an injury, I feel for you. I have been there and currently am there. It can really zap your motivation and the intensity out of your training. But what do we do? This post isn’t going to be one of those motivational workout videos where you watch it, it gets… View Article