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.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Protein Bars.......unlocking the facts.

Ok as you know by being I regular reader of my blogs (lets hope so???? if not.....were have you been lol)  I am all about consuming a natural (made from
scratch) type of nutrition plan. But we all have hectic lifestyles and sometimes you do need to have a snack on the run, so if you opt out for the protein bar don't be fooled by the marketing machine, beware and look for these no no's at your favorite store.  A) As stated in a previous post, avoid any bar with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) for you to avoid spikes in your insulin and also because it triggers lipogenesis which creates unhealthy fats.  B)  Soy Protein is also an avoid because of the chemical process used to isolate the protein from the soybean which leaves behind toxic substances like aluminum, hexane and nitrites.  C) Palm Kernel Oil. sounds nasty and it is; first it is very high in saturated fat, plus the processing for extracting the oil (from the kernel) is from extreme heat and with the use of chemical solvents, enough said.  D) Artificial Sweeteners; it contains no nutritional value and the excess sugars convert to fat plus create more cravings, ouch!  E)  Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHT);  this is a man-made chemical preservative for shelf life and in all my years within the fitness circles anything that is not real, the body does not like or can what is the point?  F)  Natural Flavorings; is a very sexy term that is meaningless because it is not regulated, so this only sounds good for hype and packaging.  So now you have you the facts you ask yourself what to do?  For me, if I need something to hold me over till the next meal I have a piece of cheese, handful of nuts or maybe some plain Greek yogurt (add some raisins or other fruit) so in closing; control what goes into your body and it will reward you for all your hard work when you exercise.

1 comment:

  1. Que pasa cuando el cuerpo no acepta los lácteos, todos los cuerpo reaccionan diferes...También las uvas tienen mucga azúcar , me puede explicar que se puede hacer?.