Cause of Back Pain

Routine is the Cause of My Back Pain

We live in a modern society, but we each respond differently to modern conveniences. Our height, shape and proportions cause us to interact uniquely with our environment and to adapt to activities and traumas we’ve experienced. This helps some of us develop a healthy movement system while the rest of us develop a painful one

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Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Returns!

Konga Physiotherapy & Chiropractic NOW OPEN!

We’re excited to announce the re-opening of the clinic portion of Konga on a limited schedule beginning this upcoming Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020. We’ll keep you informed as more of our services become allowed and available to the public as well.

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Fasting and Exercise

Martial Arts & Fitness – Fasting and Exercise

Fasting and exercise will be important this month. This follow-along series will give our viewers the opportunity to learn martial arts instruction as well as fitness exercises. This promotes the double benefit of learning how to protect yourself and getting/staying in shape. Yes you heard that right, you can get more than one thing out of this!

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Training While Fasting

Episode 3 – Ramadan & Training While Fasting

Hey guys, lots of take-aways you can’t miss in this podcast episode. We dive deep into a very important topic today which is training while fasting. Ramadan is a month every year that Muslims all over the globe celebrate. We fast each day of the month from dusk till dawn.

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Simple Kettlebell Workout

World is the Gym – Simple Kettlebell Workout

As the world continues to stay home, the line between the gym and the rest of the world continues to blur. It’s time to look at your immediate environment through a different lens. One that sparks creativity from any given circumstance. You need to adapt how you workout.

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Bodyweight Exercises

Beginner Fitness Class | Bodyweight Exercises

The great thing about bodyweight exercises is that whether you’re a beginner, or a seasoned athlete, there’s always a way to make things challenging. The progressions in these exercises are very straightforward too. What are you waiting for? Let’s get this work.

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Quarantine Workout

Martial Arts Class: BEGINNER Quarantine Workout

The difference is the level of difficult in these techniques. Intermediate adds the Southpaw stance to the mix which is when your right leg is the lead one. The striking combinations have increased in complexity too with more strikes, ducks, and blocks added.

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TRX Workout

Konga TRX Workout: Push & Pull Anywhere!

Watch Konga as he walks you through a ton of exercises you can complete with this TRX workout. No need for weights anymore to do both your push and pull exercises. Simply set up a TRX rope at your door, and you’ve got yourself a full push/pull routine.

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At Home Workout

Martial Arts Workout: INTERMEDIATE Drills at Home

The difference is the level of difficult in these techniques. Intermediate adds the Southpaw stance to the mix which is when your right leg is the lead one. The striking combinations have increased in complexity too with more strikes, ducks, and blocks added.

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How to Engage your Core

Pilates for Beginners – How to Engage your Core

You will learn how to engage your core in this one. So we’ll be starting on the mat so we’ll be taking your head down on the mat, coming onto your back with your feet at hip-distance apart. Now that we’re on the mat, we want to make sure that we are in a neutral position.

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Martial Arts Workout

Martial Arts Workout: BEGINNER Footwork & Striking

In this martial arts class, you’ll warm up functionally, learn footwork for beginners, and go through striking drills for beginners as well. We made sure to include easy-to-follow instructions, as well as multiple camera angles when necessary to improve the learning experience.

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Pilates for Beginners

Pilates for Beginners – Try These at Home!

In this video, you’ll learn all the spaces in your body, all points of contact with the floor, and the neutral position. These are all important fundamental aspects of pilates – they’ll help you understand how to activate your core and spine, control the movement of your shoulder blades, and incorporate proper breathing in all of your movements.

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Push Workout You Can do Anywhere

Here’s another one to add to our online workout videos series. Konga is demonstrating a whole bunch of things you can do for pushing movements. In the video, you’ll see different types of crawls, push-ups, and movements that will get your pressing strength and endurance improved! Best of all – no equipment needed guys.

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At-Home Kickboxing Fitness Workout

Guys, there’s no excuse to stop moving! We’re in a crazy time when social distancing and isolation are important to beat the coronavirus. However, it’s absolutely crucial to understand the following:  nothing is more important to your health than a strong immune system.

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Super-Insane-Lower-Body-Leg-Workout

Super Insane Lower Body Workout

Zaid Sawa and Fatma Elneihoum are both trainers at Konga Fitness in the GTA. They’re crushing this workout and giving everything they have to train (and destroy) their leg workout. We’ve added their workout to our online workout videos series.

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How to Make Your Post-Workout Nutrition an Anabolic Machine

Make Your Post Workout Nutrition an Anabolic Machine

It’s the same routine every time. Your training was just filled with blood, sweat, and tears – sometimes one more than the others. You sit down and instinctively grab your shaker cup that’s filled with all your post-workout powders. What’s left in your huge jug of water is thrown into the cup, and you shake that baby with all the energy that’s left. Voila, that summarizes most people’s post-workout nutrition in a nutshell. Not a great deal of thought

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3 Simple Tips to Stop Back Pain from Ruining your Life

3 Simple Tips to Stop Back Pain from Ruining your Life

I kid you not, 80-90% of people resolve their low back pain in 3 months with OR without a therapist laying a finger on them. This is when most people with low back pain give me a look of disbelief (sometimes even more), but it’s something we see clinically. Of course, there are special cases as well as ways to speed up the process and prevent the pain from coming back. If you have neurological symptoms such as accompanying pain that shoots down your leg, that can last as long as 2 years before you experience any relief.

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Squat into Pooing Success - Addressing Constipation

Squat into Pooing Success – Addressing Constipation

From an anatomical standpoint the problem lies in your pelvic floor health which I’ll explain in more detail shortly. However, if I told you the purpose of a squat is not actually for working out you’d probably think I’m crazy. For years it’s been a staple in every lifter’s workout assuming they don’t skip leg day. Days of agony from stiff legs after a good squat may seem like further evidence against my point. Hear me out though. Before the invention of the toilet, how do you think we pooped?

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Glucosamine - Works Wonders or Wonder if it Works?

Glucosamine – Works Wonders or Wonder if it Works?

Watching George St-Pierre (MMA legend) popping shark cartilage pills was the first time I obsessed over glucosamine. His analogy when he brought up shark cartilage was that your body is like a car. Athletes like him treat their bodies like Ferraris meaning they need premium fuel. After hearing this I thought man, I’m at least a ford mustang, why haven’t I used this savage supplement before? I wouldn’t be surprised if you found glucosamine in a convenience store nowadays although it may not be from a shark.

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Do I Need a Personal Trainer?

Do I Need a Personal Trainer?

Little did I know how popular this question was until I was in the process of googling it. Without even finishing the phrase “Do I need a pe” Google automatically gave me “Do I need a personal trainer?” and not “Do I need a pet?” as a drop-down option. Quite frankly, this made me realize that this question is on the mind of almost anyone deciding to make a change for their health. So I began looking deeper into the search results for this question and they were pretty underwhelming.

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