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5 Essential Exercises to Develop Explosive Power – PART 3

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5 Essential Exercises to Develop Explosive Power – PART 3

In this segment (Part 3 of 5), Steven J. Wong instructs Jeremy Rupke (How To Hockey / The Hockey Movement / HockeyShot.com)  on the third of five essential WongMania exercises to develop explosive power for Hockey players.

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5 Essential Exercises to Develop Explosive Power – PART 2

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5 Essential Exercises to Develop Explosive Power – PART 2

In this segment (Part 2 of 5), Steven J. Wong instructs Jeremy Rupke (How To Hockey / The Hockey Movement / HockeyShot.com)  on the second of five essential WongMania exercises to develop explosive power for Hockey players. Visit www.WongMania.com for more great tips!

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5 essential exercises to develop explosive power – PART 1

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5 essential exercises to develop explosive power – PART 1

WongMania Tip of the Day: July 9, 2015: 5 essential exercises to develop explosive power – PART 1 (check back tomorrow for Part 2) In this segment (Part 1 of 5), Steven J. Wong instructs Jeremy Rupke (How To Hockey / The Hockey Movement) and JF Cormier (HockeyShot.com) on the first of five essential exercises to develop explosive power for Hockey players. Visit www.WongMania.com for more great...

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WongMania Hockey Tip: Jeremy Rupke Teaches Us the Scoopy Puck Move!

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WongMania Hockey Tip: Jeremy Rupke Teaches Us the Scoopy Puck Move!

In this episode of the Weekly WongMania video tip, Steven J. Wong brings in his good friend Jeremy Rupke from The Hockey Movement and How To Hockey to demonstrate and teach us how to pick up the puck with your stick blade from the ice.

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WongMania Hockey: Technical Skill Development – Stickhandling, Deking and Passing

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WongMania Hockey: Technical Skill Development – Stickhandling, Deking and Passing

In this episode, Steven J. Wong brings in his WongMania Hockey Technical Development Specialists into the HockeyShot Synthetic Ice training facility. Justin Teakle and Sean Teakle provide the tips and drills that they used for elite players (PK Subban, John Tavares, Connor McDavid, etc) to improve Stickhandling, Deking and Passing.

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WongMania Elite Performance Training Video #1

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WongMania Elite Performance Training Video #1

In this weekly WongMania Elite Performance Training Video, Steven J. Wong provides an activation exercise that is the best, in Elvis Stojko’s opinion, for targeting the exact muscles used for skating. Elvis also provides an indepth explanation of the 6 figure skating jumps/leaps. Steven J. Wong then discusses the relation of increased workloads to decreased performance and how it affects the physiological, psychological and endocrine system of an athlete. Plus we get to see a special selfie 🙂 Please refer to 1:12 of the video below; Weekly Muscle Research Review to see the study about the influences of increased training volume on exercise performance, physiological and psychological parameters as mentioned in Steven J. Wong’s video with Elvis...

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WongMania: Steven J. Wong is proud to announce the launch of a Hockey and Skating specific facility with Elvis Stojko

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WongMania: Steven J. Wong is proud to announce the launch of a Hockey and Skating specific facility with Elvis Stojko

Check out this video to see Steven J. Wong and 4x Olympian Elvis Stojko discussing and testing out the new WongMania synthetic ice facility by HockeyShot.com! For more info on HockeyShot Synthetic Ice, visit: http://www.hockeyshot.com/pp-hs-synthetic-ice-a/632.htm

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Proud to be featured by the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers

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Proud to be featured by the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers

I am so excited and proud to announce that I have been featured by the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers amongst tens of thousands of Certified Personal Trainers in North America alone. This prestigious recognition makes my decades of research & development, training and mentoring in the fitness industry even more worthwhile. Thanks to everyone at the NCCPT! Click HERE to read the original article. Here is a cut and paste of the article: Steven J. Wong Strength, agility, and dedication are a few attributes of an effective personal trainer. But it is power and might that make you exceptional. At the age of seven, Steven J. Wong took up martial arts and trained relentlessly at least five times a week, while his parents tended to their family restaurant in the Greater Toronto area.  The more Steven watched his idol Bruce Lee, the more dedicated he grew to the sport. By the age of fourteen, Steven had achieved his third degree black belt in tae kwon do, and continued to be his own harshest critic. He said, “If my instructor’s kicks were better than mine, I would work day and night until my techniques were perfected.” Upon earning his black belt, Steven joined kung fu clubs in Oakville and in Toronto specializing in Hung Gar, one of the most aggressive styles of martial arts. At that stage, “it was all about internal energy and power,” he said. The mission of his kung fu club was to develop a technique that created the utmost power within you. For instance, holding deep traditional stances for 20 minutes per position was a common warm-up practice, proving that martial arts was about attaining foundational power and not just a belt. Steven said, “It was meant only for people with extreme mental strength.” Steven continued martial arts into his college years at the University of Toronto, and also played varsity badminton for the school – the only sport his father had played with him as a child. Steven excelled not only at badminton, but also at any sports that involved quick thinking, agility, and power. He even instructed tennis for six years after graduating. Even though working out was important to stay fit and be on a sports team, Steven said that building excessive muscle mass had nothing to do with performance. The mission was to build explosive power and technique, and exert the utmost power in your throws, kicks, and swings. The more Steven combined martial arts with sports, the more endless the possibilities of his career became. Not too long after finishing college, his martial arts skills translated into a profession as an executive protection specialist, where he worked as a bodyguard to stars such as Madonna and Janet Jackson. It was at that point that Steven’s celebrity clientele row. With each year, his VIP list consistently expands, and this summer was no different as he travelled to the east coast of Canada to train some pro athletes, including NHL superstar Dion Phaneuf, captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs; actress Elisha Cuthbert; and multiple Olympic medalist Elvis Stojko. Steven has worked with elite athletes in almost every pro sport and continues to expand his impressive roster. In 2013, Steven accepted the position of national director for the Canadian National Mixed Martial Arts Federation and was...

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Finding The Gift Of Giving And Fitness

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Finding The Gift Of Giving And Fitness

By Perry Lefko When Chetan Gandhi decided to give up one of his kidneys to his father who needed a transplant, he wanted to put himself in the best physical condition. Through Wongmania, the strength and conditioning class headed up Steven J. Wong, Chetan found a way to substantially raise his fitness level and strengthen his mental toughness. Back in December, Chetan, a 39-year-old who works as a regional talent acquisition specialist, found out his blood type matched perfectly with his 63-year-old father, Mahendra, who had been diagnosed with kidney failure in January, 2013 and had been on dialysis three times a week for fours a day. He had been placed on a waiting list for a new kidney donor, but was told it could take up to 10 years to find a donor that matched his blood type. While the chances of finding a matching donor are better with a family member, it takes about six months of tests to make sure there is compatibility. Chatan’s mother had complications due to her age. Chetan has a sister, who is married and has a child, but he didn’t want her to do it because there is always a risk with surgery, both during the operation and the followup period. Chetan wanted to be the donor if his blood type matched. “I don’t think it’s a sacrifice,” he said this past Sunday following another spirited Wongmania workout at Xtreme Couture. “My background is East Indian, and you don’t even think twice, especially when it’s your family member or your parents. It’s the right thing to do. I never thought twice that it would be a hazard to my health. When he was diagnosed, I thought ‘He’s my Dad and I want to see him around for awhile.’ There was never a question I wasn’t going to do it.” Once it was discovered he had a matching blood type, Chetan had monthly checkups to ensure there would be no complications in the surgery. “Even though we were both the same blood type, sometimes there are things that happen and his body can possibly reject my kidney,” Chetan said. He wanted to improve his fitness level to put himself in the back physical shape for the surgery and the recovery period afterward. “I had to get myself in really, really top shape,” Chetan said. “I had been working out already, but all it takes is one little thing to not be eligible to be a kidney donor. I needed to top off my fitness level to where I would feel great going into the surgery and there’s no complications.” He heard about a strength and conditioning class headed up by instructor Steven J. Wong. The class, which became known as Wongmania, concentrates on core fitness and cardio with exercises that include running, box jumping, squats, pushups, skipping, pull-ups, lunges and assorted other elements. They are done rapidly and in short spurts. When Chetan started doing Wongmania, he found himself winded, but gradually that improved and he raised his cardiovascular level substantially. “It was very challenging, and that’s what I was looking for,” he said. “I needed a little bit of a change in my fitness level. I felt it took my fitness to the highest level I could have done. It was...

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Reflecting on the Summer of 2014!

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Reflecting on the Summer of 2014!

The summer of 2014 will forever be remembered as being the best summer of all time for my family and I! WOW, what an incredible couple of months but I couldn’t have done it without a lot of help and support. While the WongMania system hit some high profile stages/venues, travelled across the country to train elite level pro athletes and certified top level trainers, it has been the overwhelming support for my system that has truly made all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile. So a big shout out and thanks to my team, clients, participants, the die-hard WongMania crew and of course the leading lady, my wife Tricia. She definitely makes compliance to my system easy with her ability to ensure that our daily macronutrient requirements are met with her phenomenal culinary skills…. those of you who follow me on Instagram/social media understand what I’m referring to with my foodporn pics 🙂 The summer started off with a big bang at the Toronto Fitness Challenge during the Toronto pro supershow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre . The turnout was incredible but more importantly our efforts were for a great cause. We raised $10,000 for The Sickkids Foundation! A big thanks to my WongMania demonstration team (JP Falacho, Paul Correale, Tania Facer & Angie Lafontaine) who all stepped on stage to lead the way and to Ivan Ho and Tony A from the Fit Factory for including me in this incredible event. WongMania then began an east coast tour, but first a stop in beautiful Quebec City. In between my sessions/seminars we had time to fully take in the sights and appreciate the culture of this historic city. The Citadelle, Chateau Frontenac and the old port are all breathtaking landmarks that must be seen in person to be appreciated. Next stop was Moncton, New Brunswick. This was my first visit to the east coast of Canada and New Brunswick started me off with a great first impression! WongMania was so well received here that I was actually shocked by the turnout and was really impressed by the level of athletes/trainers. Next trip I will allocate more time for this amazing province since we didn’t even have enough free time to visit the famous magnetic hill 🙁 Then to our final destination, Prince Edward Island. All I can say is, if you’ve never visited PEI  you’re missing out huge! This is one of the most beautiful, picturesque and welcoming places I’ve ever been to with amazing people, dining, resorts, golf courses, theme parks and perfect weather for our entire stay. I will admit, however, that the first week in PEI was all business and quite gruelling with some 14 hour days which included elite performance pro athlete training, private training, group training, seminars, WongMania certifications and of course WongMania group sessions. I’m so thankful and overwhelmed by the amount of support I received for my sessions which were all jam packed; big thanks to Regan Rogerson at Adrenaline Athletics Club and Richard Arseneault at Island Impact MMA (who filled the house for my seminar on less than 12 hours notice).   I owe the biggest thanks of all to super trainer Dan Archibald and his lovely wife Kristine for their island hospitality…my kids are still asking when we’re taking you both to the CN tower for dinner 🙂 Dan was instrumental...

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