Hello Everyone!!

Firstly let's get the excuse of being "too old" to get in shape out of the way.
For me my birthday is just a date on a calender as i have competed for over a decade against competitors half my age. How you might ask? By having the knowledge of how the body functions and just as importantly how to get the most out of your workouts, i will pass on my wisdom & tips to you my fellow bloggers and followers.

The "Key"(s) to exercise is having a variety. First not allowing the task to become boring and/or cumbersome as you must keep the brain guessing thus eliminating the plateau effect. Also when changes are not immediate one tends to become frustrated and feels like quitting, so we are going to change this with the blog to keep the routines far from boring and productive.

Secondly i will pass on knowledge regarding nutrition and water which is critical. You can work out all you want but remember what you do during exercise is tearing down the muscle and if you don't repair and hydrate you are just wasting your time, this aspect is probably 60%+ of the equation to a healthy body

Within the continuation of this blog, I will show you how to improve your health, change your shape and improve your game.... from the serious athlete to the weekend warrior. There will be video's of weight bearing exercises per body part and routines that everyone can fit in to their schedule and lifestyle no matter how hectic it is.

And remember, there is no point in having an empire if you are not around to enjoy it. Your body is a temple!

Yours in Fitness,

Terry Keys


"Terry's knowledge of nutrition, proper training techniques and insight into how to maximize our player's energy and strength is second to none........ it has proven invaluable in our team's success."
-Trevor Stienburg, Head Coach
SMU Hockey Huskies
2010 CIS National Champions

"Few athletes have the dedication, let alone the physical ability to stay at the top of their sport the way Terry Keys has."
-Jim Reyno
Halifax Daily News Reporter

"Very few athletes have the ability or knowledge to truly help people in reaching their lifestyle goals. With his proven accomplishments in body sculpting, Terry is able to grasp and provide methods that work........ He is a walking testimonial of his success and abilities in living a healthy and happy lifestyle."
-Richard Glover
Director HBS & ProLab Canada


I, Terry Keys along with the my charities ( Childrens Wish, QE11 Foundation and Maggies Place) also with The Tower, make no claim as to the accuracy of any of the information provided in the blog. If you have any questions regarding your health, nutrition or well should visit a certified physican.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Good day my fellow bloggers!
As we move forward with added body part videos, this is a simple recap as I know there is much to absorb/learn. But stick with the K-Man and I will guide you down the rails of good health!

A) Each video contains approx 10 exercises per bodypart and these are just choices as we are all different sizes and shapes. So pick your faves and rotate the order each day that muscle group comes up for training through the 7 day cycle.

B) Proper form to ensure safety,  you control the weight not the weight controlling you. It's not about numbers and how many lbs you can lift plus if you are not doing it properly then all you are accomplishing is the possibility of embarrassing yourself or even worse......creating an injury!

C) Visualize;  think the movement through, then at the peak squeeze the muscle then proceed with a controlled lowering of the weight.

D) Feed the Muscle after the workout (remember all your doing is tearing down the muscle during training) by having protein and carbs and that will complete a successful workout, otherwise you are just taking up space at your favorite gym.

E) Don't Over Train;  follow the schedule set out in this blog. If you challenge yourself enough once per week for each body part is is as equally important. If you like do a walk/cycle in the park, swim at your local pool, etc  This is a great change-up and will provide a break from lifting the iron.

F) Keep the WATER coming!  If you are thirsty during a workout that tells me that you are dehydrated before you have even begun. Keep in mind, half of your ideal body weight in ounces PER DAY.