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I am a busy dad who finds time for family, fun and fitness. I work as a heavy equipment operator working long 12 hour shifts of dayshifts AND nightshifts, up to 84 hours a week. I am ALSO a nationally certified personal trainer who runs my own business and has a passion for helping others, but... Full Bio
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The BIGGEST Weight Loss Mistake by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health With March just around the corner, I hear a lot of men at the gym talking about getting in shape for a trip down south to soak up some sun and escape our Canadian w ... Read on »
Samoan Scrambled Eggs by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Eating a quick and healthy breakfast is the BEST way to create “nutritional momentum” and eat better for the rest of the day. Here’s a quick and tasty recipe I ... Read on »
How to make work-life balance work by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health We are all trying to find the perfect balance between our families, our fitness, and our work. This biggest excuse people have when they are not happy in one o ... Read on »
How to get tight abs AND eat chocolate by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Everyone wants TIGHT lean abs…and Everyone wants to eat CHOCOLATE…especially today (except our little daughter Matea who wanted her heart shaped candy lolipop for ... Read on »
Chocolate Coconut Cream Muscle Milkshake Recipe by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health 2 scoops of chocolate whey protein half can of coconut milk (200ml) 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 Tbsp of almond butter 1 Banana 2 ... Read on »
Two Cool Tools For Better Workouts by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed Super Sunday. I am not much of a football fan so my game of choice was watching the Pens vs Caps hockey game. The outcome wasn’ ... Read on »
The Dangers of Crunches for Ab Training by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health With the January fitness rush over I already see the crowds at the gym tapering off… My gym was like a ghost town yesterday with not ONE person besides me in the fre ... Read on »
The Weekday Workout: One Lift a Day For Maximum Muscle by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health With the popularity of The WeekEND Workout article I wrote a few years back I thought I would switch gears and fit our workouts into most of our work-weeks, so we c ... Read on »
Fat Loss Pizza Recipe: Coconut Crust Chicken Pizza by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health As a long time foodie and pizza lover I have finally made the primal leap to making pizza without using traditional flour for the dough. Yes, even whole wheat flour ... Read on »
Manly Muscle Meals: Italian Turkey Meatballs Recipe by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health While my wife and Matea was gone out of the house the other evening for a walk, I decided to make use of a few packs of lean ground turkey, a large bottle of tomato sauc ... Read on »
The 10 Best Weight Loss Tips by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health I was recently talking to my buddy and fitness expert Craig Ballantyne as he was asked by Men’s Health magazine for his 10 best weight loss tips… So I asked him t ... Read on »
Sean’s Favorite Things of 2010, Part 2 by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Here is part 2 of my favorite things in 2010 in the world of fitness, food, lifestyle and health. 9. The New Rules of Lifting For Abs- Gotta be honest, this book was j ... Read on »
Sean’s Favourite Things of 2010 by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Happy New Year! I hope 2011 is off to a great start for you. With another year under our belt and hopefully not a bigger belly hanging over it I thought I would share ... Read on »
The Mexican Muscle Omelet by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health With the New Year just around the corner we all want a fresh start on our fitness goals. If your main goal is to put on solid muscular weight without looking like a ... Read on »
The Evolution Diet by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health I don’t like DIETS. They are too restrictive mentally and physically and we are not meant to be stressed out over what we put into our mouths everyday! Humans evolved ... Read on »
The Simple Man’s Workout by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Hope the holidays are treating you well. I just finished making a ginger bread house with my daughter while my wife decorates the Christmas tree. Last night I pu ... Read on »
Short At Home Fat Burning Workouts by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health Well, it looks like the craziness of the big move the last few months has caught up to me… Yesterday afternoon it hit me like a ton of bricks! Chills, body aches, ... Read on »
Blueberry Banana Bread by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health We made it! We made the 3 day drive to our new home in New Brunswick, and have been staying here with my sister-in-law for the last few days. Today is the BIG da ... Read on »
The BS Workout? by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health We all have those workouts when the weights feel twice as heavy or what I like to call “it feels like someone turned the gravity dial up!” Despite the name, this wo ... Read on »
The BEST New Healthy Snack on the Market by sbarker Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Men's Health We just got NAILED with 20 cm of snow here in Labrador, Canada with even more on the way! So I just got in after 2 hours of shoveling snow and snowblowing ... Read on »