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“Recently some friends of mine have been using glutamine after high-intensity workouts. How does it benefit weightlifters and does it have any known side effects?” –GlutaWha? Along with discussing the well-known supplement glutamine, I’m going to take this opportunity to touch on bodybuilding supplements in general and some of the highlights curious folks like yourself…

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“Spring seems to be coming a bit early this year, not that we had much of a winter to begin with. Any advice for how to get active with the newfound warm weather?” – HeatHeatBaby I wasn’t expecting to write this article until the last issue for this year, but as things seem to be…

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“I know the running season is coming up and I want to set a goal of running a race and using that as a basis for getting into a training regime. Where should I start?” –Run Claudia Run Let’s be frank for a moment: running a major race isn’t easy. They can be very intimidating,…

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“I’ve managed to maintain my New Year’s Resolution to become a regular gym-goer, but I am fading fast. Any advice on maintaining my progress and how to avoid failing my  resolution like so many others?” –New Year’s Retry That’s a great question, and a brave one at that. While New Year’s Resolutions are on everyone’s…

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“We always hear about those people trying to lose weight, but what about those of us with the opposite problem? I am trying to gain weight and have been pumping the irons and trying to eat as much as I can. Any advice on how I might improve my progress?” – Skinny McBony This article…

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“You’ve talked about all the components of fitness and how we should be including cardio, strength and stretching into every workout, but looking at the options around Halifax, this can get costly. What do you suggest for a starving student who wants to do it all on a shoe-string budget?” – Penny Push-Ups   You’re…

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“I’m no fancy city entrepreneur, but it seems to me there are three things that always make money: fitness, technology and sex. So I got to thinking, maybe I could design some sort of compact gadget you could wear (on an arm perhaps) that measures how many calories you burn during sex. I guess my…

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“You recently mentioned some specific boot camps but didn’t elaborate on them any further. Can you recommend one of them for me? I want to give this a whirl.” – Fitness Fun Seeker I’d be happy to elaborate on the boot camps article, and I have decided to share my answer with everyone in an…

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“I always see these ads for fitness expos. What’s the deal? Are they just a vehicle for money-sucking faux fitness gimmicks or are they actually worth a visit?” –Skeptical Health Nut I decided to pay a visit this past weekend to the Optimyz Live Expo at Exhibition Park. It’s the fourth year for the convention,…

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“I keep seeing boot camps being advertised around town and was wondering what exactly they are and if they are meant for me (I’m pretty new to exercise)?” – Beginner Boot Camper I was going to save this question for the spring because when I think of boot camps, I often think of outdoor group…

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