Saturday, August 28, 2010


Got this video from a friend on facebook; oh yeah I am hooked! Thanks for the vid D!
I laughed my friggen head off! I think I might try this one day to have the pool all to myself :-)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

WHAT'S NEW at Action Conditioning!?

* Thursday, Aug 26th, 2010 *
NEW "Action Kids" Fall Session! Ages 7-11. Register NOW

NEW "Lifting Ladies Level 1" Fall Session Register NOW
Huge success with Coach Katrina's first ever Lifting Ladies! These girls have attained some serious skills, self esteem & knowledge. Want to learn more about training ladies? This is the class for you!

NEW "ACTION 90" Test Subjects will be under way starting September 9th for 90 days! These guys and gals are going to be ripped in 3 months of dedicated Training and Nutrition. ACTION 90 will be ready for registration in December and start up begins January 2012!
Contact me for info at:
More info located under Action Experiences

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Feeling down on yourself?
Do you find that negative words leak into your mind before attempting exercise, training, prepping meals, sticking to your goals....words like "can't", "I'll do it later", "I used to be...", I used to do....", "I remember when.....", "I can't look like that", "I'm fat", "I'll never loose my....".
Do you get angry at other people for no reason?
Do you think you have been given a bad hand at life?
Are excuses always getting in they way of want you truly want?
Are you thankful and grateful for what you have now?
Do you believe in yourself?

Something I believe in is YOU! Watch this video. After your done watching the video:
-Write down some areas & things in your life you are grateful for.
-Write down some goals you want to attain.
-Write down some people you want to thank for all they do and go thank them face to face with a hug.
-Begin that goal list and start to live the life you see in your minds eye!
-Now thank yourself for taking the time to start your journey! (knowone is looking, give yourself a pat on the back....I do this all the works).
You can do this! BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE!

Monday, August 23, 2010

NEW Snatch Alberta Record Holder
Female 53kg Class Olympic Lifting

Action Conditioning Client and Coach Katrina Burton competed in her first Olympic Lifting Competition this past weekend at the York Comp in Calgary.

Katrina finished with a 124kilo total in both the Snatch and Clean & Jerk (1 more kilo would of tied her for the Alberta Record total of 125kg)
Snatch was a PR at 56kg, NEW Alberta Record for her 53kg weight class (old record was 52kg set in 04)
Clean & Jerk was PB at 68kg.

A total of 129kg would qualify Katrina to the National level (5 more kilos to go)

Great job Katrina! Congratulations
Snatch Video

Aug 21, 2010 - 56kg Snatch from Katrina Burton on Vimeo.
Clean & Jerk Video

Aug 21, 2010 - 68kg Clean & Jerk from Katrina Burton on Vimeo.

Friday, August 20, 2010


This was the 2nd workout of my double.
This was my first time attempting 20min of Double unders.
Unbroken, for those of you new to the blog means; if you screw up on rep 34 of 35reps, that set does not count and you must start over! Yikes...but you have to play the game :-)

Rep Count = 875 reps
Sets = 25
Broken Sets = 1 (shoe came untied, this happened on set 21 at 29reps...doh)
I paced myself for the first 10min; with a quicker pace I will get 1000 reps in 20min.
Are my calves sore today.....yup!!!!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

VITAMIN WATER Gets a bad rap
(I could see this coming a mile away)

Well Coca Cola is getting sued, again. Why? Because vitamin water is bunk! It is full of sugar and has minimal vitamins in it. It is literally like drinking a can of pop with the V-water containing 33grams of sugar per bottle!!!
Read the article here:

"Drink Your Water"....something I tell my clients all the time.
I have heard a ton of excuses from people about not wanting to drink water. Here are some of the regular excuses I hear daily:
I can't drink water. Water tastes gross to me. I have never been able to drink water, I drink Ice Tea or Vitamin water instead. I drink tea and coffee during the day that has water in it. Water makes me pee all day and my boss doesn't like me going to the bathroom all the time so I do not drink water at work. I just drink Gatorade when I am thirsty, all the pro athletes do it.
WHAT! Is the laziness getting this bad!
Yesterday I was getting my groceries and over heard a couple saying they were SO thirsty (this couple would be in the obese category). They opened up the fridge and took out two Vitamin waters...when the H2O was right beside it! I really do think they were trying to be somewhat good, as the title "Vitamin Water" sounds like you are choosing the right product. Right? Wrong!
My question to you all is: why are people choosing this?
I know on the back lable you can read all the fancy vitamins and think, "man I am being good!". But why not eat a well balanced diet and get your vitamins that way? Why do people always want the quick fix, when quick fixes are slowly killing people all over the earth! They do not work! Please hear this......
The quicker it comes off, the quicker you get sick, the quicker you gain it all back!
Stick to water people, good old-fashion water and good old fashion food! Stop feeding the Big Boss companies more money to create crap products that are rapidly making Canada and USA's "Obesity" and "Diabetes" rates grow faster than a kid eating a box of french fries for his school lunch! (that is another massive problem!!)

Here are some tips to get you started.

1.) You should never get to the point of "I'm thirsty".
2.) Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces every day of H2O (this is the minimal amount, if you exercise you will need more, hard labor job you need more...get the picture)
3.) Eat a well balanced diet and get your vitamins that way.
4.) Get a coach to help you out.....yeah that's me :-) I am here to help!
5.) There are no quick fixes people. When you get on the right path to health it is actually quite simple!
6.) The choice is always YOURS every time you eat or drink food, you cannot blame others. Simply choose wisely :-)
7.) Listen to Your body: your body gives you signals all day, especially before and after you eat food. It will tell you "hey this is good, I have energy" and "oh crap this is bad, I feel like sh!$". You have all felt these feelings and signals before, and have felt the wrath of not listening. Why do you want to keep giving your self migraines, gas, stomach problems, diarrhea, parasites, bigger clothes, mood swings, depression, low sex drive and a larger number on the scale?
Eat right, drink well and you will start to feel fantastic!
Contact me if you need some guidance for your next step.
It is time to stop feeling like crap and take ACTION towards feeling fantastic!

Move Forward


Thursday, August 05, 2010

AM Workout 12noon

3 Rounds for time
500m Row
12 BWT Deadlifts (185#)
21 Box Jumps
TIME 9:07 PB by 17sec

Got more in the tank sub 9min here I come. Goal 8:54,,,,or under :-)