The “Miracle” on York Boulevard

Hamilton Downtown Mosque board director Wahed Al Jabry, left, and Imam Sayed Tora stood in front of the new building in 2014. They were discussing where in the mosque they’ll erect a mirhab, a structure that points Muslim faithful in the direction of Mecca while they perform prayers. Life has its ups and downs. Nobody […]

Eggs: The Premier Protein Food

Eggs – should you eat a lot of them? Are they actually good for you? Are there benefits to eating eggs with yolks, or egg whites only? Some fitness/nutrition experts and doctors have said that eating egg yolks increases cholesterol levels, so why not only eat egg whites? Or, if you’re worried about cholesterol, maybe egg whites are your best bet. Let’s take a deeper look […]

The Top 5 Habits for Staying Fit

 Success starts with making a plan and then taking action. Remember the famous quote, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. With fitness and health it comes down to being a master of your domain and building a strong foundation with healthy habits. Make a solid plan and stick to it as best […]

Achieving 2 Percent Body Fat

Shedding total body fat is the goal of every bodybuilder getting ready for a competition. The challenge is maintaining muscle size while at the same time stripping the body of all its body     fat, without sacrificing hard earned muscle size. After years of following bodybuilding, I found that the most common belief is that […]

Exclusive Interview with John Cardillo

I have known John Cardillo since seeing him win the Jr. Mr. Canada Competition as a teenager and Mr. Ontario on 3 occasions. I featured articles on John’s unique Hi-Intensity training philosophy in my magazine Musclemag International. After winning the overall Ontario bodybuilding championships 3 times and the Eastern United States Open John retired from […]

How Skeletal Muscles Work

  In order to make our skeletal muscles work, we send messages from the brain via nerve impulses through our central nervous system to particular muscle fibres commanding them to contract (shorten by contracting). The nerve endings fire bursts of energy into the fibres. As a result, they contract and pull on our tendons, which […]