The Kin-Man Blog

Author: Ryan Reynolds, Kinesiologist

 

Building and Maintaining Bone Density for Quality of Life

Have you ever heard that resistance training at a young age can stunt your growth? Or have you ever heard someone say that weight training is bad for your joints? If so, I am here to tell you that those are both huge myths and that resistance training is a key factor in bone development early in life, as well as bone preservation and joint health later in life...

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Nutrition and Performance Part 2 of 3: Nutrient Timings

In the first part of this three-part series, I discussed the importance of hydration, food quality and digestion for optimum performance. In this second part, I’d like to take a look at nutrient timing before a game, event or training session. As with this entire lifestyle, it’s the consistency of eating properly before and after training as well as throughout the day that will ensure proper energy needs are met and...

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Are you properly training your core?

If you’re like most people, you likely do sets of sit-ups, crunches, leg raises etc. and are quite proud of yourself for being consistent with your core training. Unfortunately, doing only these types of movements only target a certain area of your core, missing other key core muscles and can lead to imbalances that can cause issues to posture, performance and your overall look...

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Is sitting too much killing you?

Rest and recovery is an important part of exercise and fitness but if you are spending a lot of your time sitting, you are definitely doing more harm than good. Chronic sitting for long periods of time can have a severe and negative impact on your health, from both a disease risk and functional movement standpoint...

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