Summer 2017 Special on BCRPA Approved Correspondence Courses

bcrpa-logo1We have a fantastic deal on all our BCRPA approved correspondence – Summer Special!

Check out this link and take advantage of the high quality courses:

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Fees with Proctor U (BCRPA Fitness Theory Exam)

Fees associated with Proctor U when registering for the BCRPA Fitness Theory Exam:

QUESTION: I wanted to book the BCRPA Fitness Theory Exam and I had to pay and extra $5 USD in order to book it. Did I do anything incorrectly?

ANSWER: This is the answer from BCRPA: “The $5 USD fee is only applied if the student selects that they’d like to write their exam within 72 hours (like an “express” charge). If they don’t select this option the $5 should not apply.”

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FLASH SPECIAL – May 2017 Weight Training Course

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FLASH SPECIAL – May 2017 Weight Training Course

This BCRPA approved Weight Training course is offered over 3 days (Friday 5:30-9pm & Saturday/Sunday 9am-5pm). This is a practical course designed to teach leadership skills for exercise instruction and program design in a weight room setting. Spend over 7 hours in the gym learning how to use weights and instruct others safely and effectively – a fundamental component of being a professional trainer. Price includes course book written and published by course instructor, Aaron Tews.

Location: KINESIOLOGISTS.CA STUDIO – Cloverdale/Surrey (#103 – 17665-66A Avenue, Surrey – near the corner of 176th Street and 64th Avenue – beside the Country Lane craft store).
Cost: Only $399+GST

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Research shows steroids can benefit athletes for a decade after use!


New area of research – can steroids benefit athletes for a decade after use? Some now believe it does.

So, the question becomes, how long should an athlete, caught using, be banned from the sport.  The W.A.D.A. (World Anti Doping Agency) has provided a grant to carry out further research on humans at the University of Oslo and develop future protocols.

Original Article:

  • “In science if you cheat, you are out for life, and my personal view is that it should be similar for athletes,” [Prof Gundersen] said.
  • Researchers found that power lifters who have stopped taking steroids had an advantage in their sport years after they stopped using the drugs.
  • Previous strength training with or without the use of anabolic steroids facilitates subsequent re-acquisition of muscle mass even after long intervening periods of inactivity

Supporting Research:


  • “Myonuclei acquired by overload exercise precede hypertrophy and are not lost on detraining”


  • When mice were briefly treated with steroids the muscle mass and number of nuclei increased. The drug was subsequently withdrawn for 3 months and the muscle mass returned to normal, but the excess cell nuclei persisted. When such muscles were subjected to overload they grew by 30% over 6 days while controls grew insignificantly.
  • Our data suggest that previous strength training might be beneficial later in life, and that a brief exposure to anabolic steroids might have long lasting performance-enhancing effects.

**Please note: this is not in support of any steroid use and only provided on the basis of future banning of a cheating athlete at the competition level.

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Surprising result of training STRENGTH & CARDIO concurrently…


I’m often asked what the best way to decrease body fat while maintaining muscle mass – diet or cardiovascular exercise (low intensity steady state).

Below are a few articles which show if you do low intensity steady state cardiovascular exercise and strength training at the same time, you lose the benefits of both!  Training for strength and cardiovascular endurance (via low intensity steady state cardiovascular exercise) concurrently decreases gains in:

  • Cardiovascular fitness,
  • explosiveness,
  • strength and
  • muscle mass.  1,2,3,4

So, if you have a desire to lean out and shred while maintaining your hard earned muscle mass,  do so without low intensity steady state cardiovascular exercise, and focus on an impeccable diet.

  1. Neuromuscular adaptations during concurrent strength and endurance training versus strength training. Häkkinen K, Alen M, Kraemer WJ, Gorostiaga E, Izquierdo M, Rusko H, Mikkola J, Häkkinen A, Valkeinen H, Kaarakainen E, Romu S, Erola V, Ahtiainen J, Paavolainen L. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2003 Mar;89(1):42-52.
  2. Comparison of two lower-body modes of endurance training on lower-body strength development while concurrently training. Gergley JC. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 May;23(3):979-87.
  3. Concurrent resistance and endurance training influence basal metabolic rate in nondieting individuals. Dolezal BA, Potteiger JA. J Appl Physiol. 1998 Aug;85(2):695-700.
  4. Effect of concurrent endurance and circuit resistance training sequence on muscular strength and power development. Chtara M, Chaouachi A, Levin GT, Chaouachi M, Chamari K, Amri M, Laursen PB. J Strength Cond Res. 2008 Jul;22(4):1037-45.

From an article on (May 2012)

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MYTH – Body can only utilize 20 grams of protein per meal

Published data showed (August 2016) for the first time that ingestion of 40 grams of whey protein results in greater stimulation of myofibrillar protein synthesis (MPS) than 20 grams of whey protein following whole-body resistance exercise in healthy, young males.

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