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The Sil’s Declassified Guide to Fitness Tips from a leading member of McMaster Athletics on the best ways to start your fitness journey
Feb16

The Sil’s Declassified Guide to Fitness Tips from a leading member of McMaster Athletics on the best ways to start your fitness journey

The gym can be intimidating, especially if you are a member of the recently initiated “new year, new me” group. With complicated machines, large humans screaming as they lift superhuman levels of weights, and of course, the physical barrier of getting over the initial gym hump, it is difficult to start working out. If you are a new gym goer or a beginner in the world of exercise, it may be comforting to know that there are people who...

Making Waves in the OUA With UofT’s firm grip on first place, the OUA Swimming Championships quickly became a fight for second
Feb16

Making Waves in the OUA With UofT’s firm grip on first place, the OUA Swimming Championships quickly became a fight for second

Photos C/O Kevin Mackinnon Banner season is in full effect with the second weekend in a row of Ontario University Athletics championships. While wrestling had their chance last week, this week was the McMaster Swimming program’s turn to bring home some medals. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues having dominated the year prior, leaving the Championships with multiple banners. This year, the question remained, have they still got...

Sliding down and shaping up Allure Fitness gives locals a non-traditional workout
Feb13

Sliding down and shaping up Allure Fitness gives locals a non-traditional workout

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor With the recent wave of influencers and viral fitness personalities, the world is slowly being taken over by fitness communities. With the gym-going population growing, those looking for alternatives to traditional workouts are always keeping their eyes peeled. From shake weights as seen on TV to Crossfit expanding through worldwide competitions, fitness crazes are coming and going, with some being...

A chokehold on the podium McMaster’s men’s wrestling team came second overall at the OUA Wrestling championships with a total of eight medals across the board
Feb13

A chokehold on the podium McMaster’s men’s wrestling team came second overall at the OUA Wrestling championships with a total of eight medals across the board

Photo C/O Ligaya Stinellis McMasters men’s and women’s wrestling teams went to the Ontario University Athletics Wrestling Championships to compete in Guelph on Feb. 1 and 2. The tournament consisted of ten of the top wrestling programs across Ontario, the Algoma University Thunderbirds, Brock University Badgers, the University of Guelph Gryphons, the Lakehead University Timberwolves, the Queen’s University Gaels, the Ryerson...

The importance of experience After playing a summer of professional ball, McMaster veteran Connor Gilmore has a newfound leadership style
Jan30

The importance of experience After playing a summer of professional ball, McMaster veteran Connor Gilmore has a newfound leadership style

Photo by Kyle West / Sports Reporter Connor Gilmore is a fifth-year starting forward for the Marauders. After a summer of playing professional ball for the Canadian Elite Basketball League on the Hamilton Honey Badgers, he brings a new level of professionalism and veteran experience to McMaster’s roster, which now hosts more first and second-year players than in previous years. Just above two thirds of the players are in their second...