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November 9, 2018

The world record holder in the Decathlon is deemed the world’s greatest athlete.

The decathlon is a track and field sport in which athletes compete in 10 events over the course of two days. They score points given for each performance and the one with the most points at...

November 3, 2018

I took my first course with Charles Poliquin in Montreal in 1997.

That was way back when he actually had hair!

I was discovering the field of strength and conditioning then.  I was never a gym rat but was always interested in sports performance and I don’t think I could...

November 1, 2018

Picking the right exercise for the goal matters!

S&C aficionados often have passionate debates among themselves when its time to pick the best exercise for such or such sports/ activity. Everybody has their favorite and it seems that you must absolutely crown one of the...

January 31, 2016



                      One of the nice aspects of my professional practice is witnessing athletes from different sports interact in my gym. They exchange and ask each other questions about their respective sports with curiosity and genuine interest. Golfers often tick...

December 24, 2015



When starting as a young coach, unless you are lucky enough to have a mentor take you under his wing, one possesses tools in lieu of philosophy. As you commit to your trade and obsess over it, principles take form. They, little by little, grow into a philosophy from...

December 24, 2015




' Do you want to be strong or lift big weights ?'






This seemingly contracdictory statement is usually met with a blank stare of perplexity mixed with a bit of defiance. This is especially true if  directed to a male athlete in a power sport. Even though the state...

December 24, 2015



After 17 years of a practice where professional survival was dependent on results, it is a bit hard for me to suscribe to the commonly accepted notion of physical qualities. I am talking about strength, speed, endurance etc...as mentioned in another article, these qu...

December 24, 2015

What is the physical preparation (PP) specialist role? I often say in a slightly slanted way that my role is to make athletes' technique better. To make it better under the toughest constraints imposed by their discipline. This might blurr the lines between the skill c...

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