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Can You Touch Your Toes?

“I can't touch my toes, my hamstrings are too tight.” “I stretch my hamstrings all the time, yet I still can’t touch my toes.” These are a handful of direct quotes from clients over the years. Most people immediately associate this problem with hamstring flexibility...

Why Train Your Glutes?

Often, you’ll walk in to MPC and the members are performing a variation of a glute activation exercise (banded walks, clamshells, lying down leg circles, etc). Most gyms in the industry understand the value of why strengthening the glutes is so important, but very few...

Power Based Training

Previously we did a blog post concerning heart rate based training to objectively monitor an individual’s training. Power based training is a popular way in which endurance and strength athletes can immediately measure work load and power output. “Power” is commonly...

What is VO2 Max?

VO2 Max Definition In basic terms, VO2 max is an indicator of aerobic endurance and cardiovascular fitness. It is a measure of maximal oxygen consumption. It is also termed peak oxygen uptake or maximal oxygen capacity. VO2 max is a measure of the cardiovascular...

Protein Consumption and Resistance Training

Nutrition is an important component of any training program, whether you're a regular gym-goer or an elite athlete. Protein consumption has become an especially hot topic in relation to strength training. How much protein is enough? When do I consume protein? What...

What is the “Core”?

How Can We Progress Core Exercises While Training? The "core" is so much more than the "6-pack washboard abs". Our core is a rather large collection of muscles which stabilize and move the spine. In general, your shoulders, torso, and hips all make up "core strength"....

High Performance Athlete Training

What is high performance athlete training at MPC? Movement Performance Centre offers one-on-one coaching, group fitness training and high performance athlete coaching. High performance athlete training programs are specialized and tailored to the athlete’s sport, as...