NEW ATHLETE BIO 2013 – Steely Springham

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  Steely Springham is a personal trainer, a competition posing prep coach, a lifestyle and nutrition consultant and Figure Athlete. Steely is the most tenacious, hard-working and dedicated person you will ever meet. To those who are closest to her, Steely loves life and is always a joy to be around. A down to earth, girl next door, who possesses a positive infectious energy and just happens to have a chiseled physique. That however was not by chance nor was it luck.   This 8-time winning National Level Canadian Figure Athlete was not always the strong, hard bodied statuesque, poised … Read more

UFC STAR DEMIAN MAIA VISITS FKP MMA!

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BY PAUL “THE MAULER” LAZENBY   On May 12th, only weeks after legendary world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield visited the FKP MMA academy, the front-running school joined with Bad Boy clothing to present a members-only seminar with UFC contender and 5-time Brazilian Jiu-jitsu world champion Demian Maia. The seminar was part of a short western-Canadian jaunt by Maia and his manager Eduardo Alonso, with its sole BC stop being at FKP MMA’s East Vancouver location. The fast-climbing welterweight’s second visit to our city (in 2011 he battled Mark Munoz in Rogers Arena) inspired praise from the Brazilian battler. “I … Read more

MAGNUM OPUS®

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  Magnum’s #1 selling product! Not only is it the first product in the world you will FEEL before the cup leaves your lips, the mixing itself is a wild experience!! When the light pink powder hits water, it turns a crazy vibrant GREEN and bubbles up!  MAGNUM OPUS® IS FOR: Anyone who uses weights in their training Any athlete Anyone looking for lean muscle growth Anyone looking for fat loss Anyone in high-intensity or contact sports  MAGNUM OPUS® WILL: Fire up your cells to work – but is stimulant free!  (You will feel an incredible buzz) Build lean muscle Allow athletes to train longer and … Read more

NEW BODY™

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  New Body™ is an extreme thermogenic fat burning formula that helps control your appetite, and gives you energy and focus. New Body is a breakthrough in weight loss technology it uses the most recent scientific discoveries and best researched pharmaceutical grade nutrients and herbal extracts to help you safely and effectively reach your ideal weight. Benefits: Advanced Fat Burning Formula Intense Thermogenic Power that Helps Burn Body Fat into Energy Boosts Energy & Mental Focus Infused with Green Tea, powerful antioxidant support NUTRITIVE SUPPORT: Instead of looking to “energy” drinks for a boost, you can count on NEW BODY™ … Read more

JOINT RECOVERY™

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  Joint Recovery™ is a potent pain relief formula that quickly reduces pain and inflammation in joints while strengthening and repairing cartilage, synovial fluid and connective tissue. Joint Recovery™ is a total body recovery solution for people seeking relief from joint pain, inflammation, injury, surgery and over training. Our formula works synergistically with your body to actively improve joint function. Benefits: Potent Pain Relief Formula Supports Healthy Joints and Range of Motion Protects Against Joint Deterioration Builds Healthy Cartilage Contains High Potency Ingredients HOW DOES JOINT RECOVERY™REDUCE PAIN & INFLAMMATION? MSM (Methylsulfonymethane) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound. Clinical studies … Read more

Good to Great: The View from the Plateau

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By WILL TURNER Welcome to Plateau-ville, population: Me. If you asked me how things were going a week ago, I would have replied: “phenomenal.” I was in the gym almost every day,eating fruits, vegetables and lean meats like a champ. Over the course of the last few weeks, we had some great programming, and some truly humbling workouts, the highlight of which included the following:   Five rounds of:  500m Stationary Row 50 Double-Unders 30 wall-balls (20lbs medicine ball thrown to 10m height).   It sounds simple, doesn’t it?  It took me the better part of a half an hour, … Read more

The Biggest Growth And Performance Killer

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Wonder what could be keeping your gains to a minimum? It may not be protein or carbs. Learn about cortisol, and how it might slow your progress.     Ever wonder what could be keeping your gains to a minimum in the gym. It may not be the protein or carb amounts. Let’s think deeper. This hormone alone could be devastating any opportunity you may have to seeing serious muscle development. This is the unscientific, condensed version…hang around. Cortisol is probably one of the most over looked hormone when it comes to training and seeing results. Everyone seems to be … Read more

Build A Bigger Bench Press: 20 Tips To Improve Your Bench Press Strength

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Refine your bench press technique, improve your chest workouts, train your upper body for maximum performance, and eat so you can press some real BIG numbers.     How much ya bench? If you’re like most of us the answer to that question is “not enough.” The bench press can be a frustrating exercise. A small percentage of lifters are naturally able to press a ton of weight, while the rest of us struggle to hit 225 pounds for reps. Is there anything you can do to improve your bench press numbers? Absolutely. Read on. The following 20 tips are … Read more

Weight Gain And Muscle Building For Women

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 Guess what women, if you are trying to gain weight or build muscle you must play by the same rules that men do. Learn how to reach your goals. Everyone wants to lose weight; for females this is even more so. There is so much information available regarding weight loss, but what if you are at the other end of the spectrum? What if you are a woman who wants to gain some weight and build muscle? You heard that right! Some of us actually want to gain weight and bulk up. Where do you turn?   I have been on … Read more

Top 10 supplements for men

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  The greatest moment in the history of supplements came on September 1, 1998. That’s when a sportswriter challenged Sammy Sosa on how he could compete with the androstenedione-assisted Mark McGwire. In reply, Sosa uncorked a shocker: He owed it all—wink—to Flintstones vitamins. Coincidence or not, after Sosa bunny-hopped and blew a kiss to the pill makers, the market soared, with $17 billion in sales in 2000. So that you spend your share wisely, we asked shrewd judges of vitamin talent to name a supplement all-star team for men. Judge your strengths and weaknesses, and pencil in a lineup that … Read more

3 things you don’t know about your core

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Every muscle relies on your abs, hips, and lower back, a.k.a. your core. It’s your base—and your center of attraction. Here’s everything you need to sculpt a rock-solid midsection 1. You can strengthen your core without moving a muscle. Whereas most muscles propel you, your core resists movement—for instance, to protect your spine when you twist your torso. So don’t be surprised by how hard it is to stay still in this core workout. You’re conditioning your core to do its job more effectively. 2. Slouching sabotages your six-pack. Training your core helps correct poor posture. But an hour a … Read more