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Getting stronger in a caloric deficit 900 600 Phil Jelinowski

Getting stronger in a caloric deficit

Is it possible to get stronger in a caloric deficit while not building muscle? Yes it is! The nervous system is largely responsible for strength abilities and determines which muscle fibers get recruited during an exercise and your nervous system doesn’t need extra calories to adapt or improve. Strength training in a caloric deficit is…

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What is progressive overload and why it’s important by Phil Jelinowski CSCS personal trainer Mississauga 1600 1067 Phil Jelinowski

What is progressive overload and why it’s important by Phil Jelinowski CSCS personal trainer Mississauga

Are you hitting the gym or doing cardio regularly but not seeing improvements in athletic performance or body composition? Or perhaps you are already working with a personal trainer in Mississauga and the same thing is happening. It’s very common to hit a plateau and get complacent doing the same fitness routine but this will…

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What Makes a Personal Trainer Great and What to Look for When Hiring a Personal Trainer 1200 800 Phil Jelinowski

What Makes a Personal Trainer Great and What to Look for When Hiring a Personal Trainer

It doesn’t take much training or education to become certified as a personal trainer. Anyone with a high school education can get a Can Fit Pro or ACE certification in as little as a month. Consequently there are many trainers that may be unqualified but the gym they work for still charges an arm and…

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The Effect of Exercise on Stress Induced Depression 1280 720 Phil Jelinowski

The Effect of Exercise on Stress Induced Depression

Work/life/health balance is difficult to maintain in today’s world given our hectic work schedules, multiple deadlines, lots of overtime and the stress associated with all of that. If we don’t take proper care of ourselves we may risk disposing ourselves to being run down or burnt out, and in the worst case scenario developing some…

What is Functional Training and Why is it Important? 900 601 Phil Jelinowski

What is Functional Training and Why is it Important?

What is all the hype about functional training? Functional training is a catch phrase that gets tossed around quite often in the fitness industry but it’s meaning is somewhat ambiguous. Officially it is defined as: “a classification of exercise which involves training the body for the activities performed in daily life”. People often think of Crossfit when they hear…

Planche Training: Strengthening the Mind/Body Connection
Planche Training: Strengthening the Mind/Body Connection 1000 720 Phil Jelinowski

Planche Training: Strengthening the Mind/Body Connection

Have you been training the planche progression but are not getting anywhere fast? Wouldn’t it be nice to go from tuck planche to straddle planche in just under 4 months? Well I’ve been there and have done that and now I want to share my knowledge so you can do the same.

The Truth About the Weight Loss Industry and What an Effective Weight Loss Diet Looks Like 900 600 Phil Jelinowski

The Truth About the Weight Loss Industry and What an Effective Weight Loss Diet Looks Like

The weight loss industry is a multibillion dollar industry with no accountability or guarantees. These days the media is flooded with diets and weight loss programs promising extraordinary results in a short span of time. I see advertisements like “lose 20-30lbs in 30 days” almost on a daily basis. But just how true are these…

Factors Influencing Weight Loss and How to Maximize Weight Loss 900 600 Phil Jelinowski

Factors Influencing Weight Loss and How to Maximize Weight Loss

The number one goal of 90% of my clients has been weight loss. Some people are obese and need to lose a substantial amount of weight for health reasons and other people with a healthy BMI just want to get rid of a few pounds to look and feel better (we all want six pack…

Practical Resistance Training Considerations for Ectomorphs 900 600 Phil Jelinowski

Practical Resistance Training Considerations for Ectomorphs

So you’re an ectomorph/hard gainer and you’ve heard this many times: if you want to build size and strength then lift heavy and do the 6 basic compound lifts (squat, deadlift, bench press, row, pull up, military press). The 5 x 5 lifting program using these basic lifts has become very popular to accomplish size…

Getting Six Pack Abs Through Condensed Circuit Training 900 598 Phil Jelinowski

Getting Six Pack Abs Through Condensed Circuit Training

A lot of guys who are reasonably fit (at around 15% body fat) want six pack abs. In order to get six pack abs you need to be at least at 10% body fat. Unless you have the right genetics and a fast metabolism getting down from 15% to 10% body fat is a goal…

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