Your Cart is Empty

June 07, 2016 2 min read

There is no arguing that exercise is a good thing. Regular exercise can improve your mood, your body composition, and, in most cases, your cardiovascular health. However, an extensive review of studies that was published in the April issue of the  Canadian Journal of Cardiology,  has come up with some interesting findings. The review found that intense exercise, like very high-intensity, endurance exercise, can cause irreparable structural damage to the heart through an increase risk of atrial fibrillations (AFib). The lead researcher,  Dr. Andre La Garche, M.D., Ph.D., and head of Sports Cardiology at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and his team reviewed 12 different studies on abnormal heart rhythms in athletes and endurance runners. They reviewed studies focused specifically on AFib, which can lead to stroke or heart failure. edith running The researchers found an impossible to ignore correlation between intense exercise and AFib. Even La Garche's very own 2011 study supports these new findings. In his study, La Garche examined AFib in people who did not previously suffer from heart disease and found that they were 4 times as likely to have engaged in endurance sports. [bctt tweet="Is Too Much Exercise Bad For Your Heart?"] But that doesn't mean you have to give up training for that triathalon! The review is careful to point out that the benefits of exercise are far greater than the risks. Besides, the exercise you are doing needs to be both vigorous and sustained over a long period. In this review, extreme exercise was considered to be vigorous exercise, sustained over several hours, nearly every single day. It was more like the type of exercise you'd see from a professional athlete as opposed to your daily 30 minute HIIT session. inpost-sweaty La Garche says there needs to be more research and studies done to determine at exactly what point the risk for AFib increases. He says he conducted the review because he wanted to "discuss the often questionable, incomplete, and controversial science behind the emerging concern that high levels of intense exercise may be associated with some adverse health effects." Until that new research is done, you might want take a closer look at your own goals. If you aren't aiming to be an Olympic marathoner, there is no need to push yourself beyond your limits every day. As you do with everything else in life, keep things moderate and balanced. There is no reason to give up the daily HIIT session you've been doing on Sweatflix℠. With these program you will push your body to its limits but you will not be pushing it to the point of exhaustion. And, of course, rest days are built into these programs so your body has time to repair and rebuild. Remember: taking time to rest and recover is every bit as important as the workouts themselves! What do you think of these findings? Does this change your approach to training?  

Leave a comment

Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 472 Comments

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read 38 Comments

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read 1 Comment

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery

Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-6 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you in Canada? Specifically, are you outside of a metropolitan centre? We need to alert you to a disruption in shipping due to COVID-19. Our preferred shipping provider, UPS, has informed us that they cannot guarantee express shipping for many locations. We have also seen that packages delivered to Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, etc, are not waylaid, but packages delivered to areas just outside of these cities are being held in transit for days or even weeks. UPS has discontinued their guarantee of 1-4 day delivery, which you can read more about here. Therefore, we can guarantee early fulfillment but not early delivery of our goods from our warehouse to your door at this time.

We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping (whichever is faster) with our partners at UPS. Once your order has been processed successfully we try to have your shipment prepared within 4-6 business days, and it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse.

We currently DO NOT SHIP to locations outside of the US and Canada. We DO NOT ship to a P.O. Box number.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Sometimes delivery can be delayed by circumstances out of our control, like postal & custom delays, back-ordered products or incorrectly entered shipping addresses. If there is a delay at Customs, a representative of UPS may contact you to provide your identification in order to receive your package. Please do this ASAP: Customers will be responsible for any additional shipping fees for failure to provide the required information to release a shipment.

Make sure when checking out and paying for your order that all of your information entered is correct! If you notice a mistake in your address, please try to contact us before your order is processed for shipping to avoid any missed shipments or delays. As soon as we process your order for shipping, you will receive a shipping confirmation email that contains your UPS tracking number. You can head on over to the UPS Website to see where your products are. Note: tracking information may take 1-2 business days to be updated in the UPS system

If you are not home when your package is delivered, BodyRock is NOT responsible if it is stolen. Please contact us if this happens to you and we will provide you with all the information needed to take the next steps.
Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.


All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.