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Fat Bell – Introduction and Review

Innovation in strength training doesn’t happen often when it comes to “free weights”. Other than barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells, what else is there? Machines and odd-objects aside, there’s only so many ways to put a handle on a weight and lift it. For over a century, the barbell has reigned king, and rightfully so. There’s simply no better way to lift the most weight possible than with two hands on a plate loaded bar. That doesn’t mean the dumbbell…

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Donald Trump Body Comparison

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  I’m calling out all of the athletes and fitness people who are comparing their bodies to Donald Trump – we get it, you don’t like the president. But unless you’re in your 70’s as well, it’s kinda silly. Even if you are a buff senior citizen, when did it become OK to make fun of someone elses body? This will be the first time I’ve come out and defended the president online, but people shouldn’t be cutting the…

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Balance and BKC

Balance When I was a high school Latin teacher, I was always asked “Why Latin?”. My response was always “Because studying Latin lets you touch everything-language, history, philosophy, even martial arts”. All the things I love to do. This is the same response I have when asked “Why Kettlebells?”. The training touches on, and helps me become better in, all the things I love to do. Running and The Russian Swing Before kettlebells, I ran a lot of road…

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Holiday Eating Guide

by Åsa House While I know most of you don’t really worry about the holiday’s and feel confident you will be able to stick to your routine, it could still be an idea to come into the season with a plan. The more prepared you are the more likelihood you will succeed. I will share with you some simple tips that might come in handy when gathering for family meals and also ideas for those days in between when…

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Fat Fit and Healthy

Health and fitness does not mean being skinny. There’s a standard in today’s culture that ties health, fitness and beauty into being lean. A toned body is a healthy body, right? A flat stomach and 6 pack abs is the epitome of fitness, right? Everybody wants to be skinny, right? Not so much. For a large majority of the population, having a flat stomach is unrealistic. And for some people, to be this lean would be down right unhealthy!…

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Community of Support

  I was recently asked “How did you build such a great community of support at BKC?” I answered, “I don’t know” Then I thought about it for a week or two and here’s what I came up with… Positivity I am a positive person by nature and I try to surround myself with other positive people. I do what I can to lift people up, encourage them and I aim to inspire with both my words and actions….

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Family Fitness

Family Fitness The idea of writing about family fitness as I see it has been something I have been mulling over for a long time. This will be the first part of what I intend to be an ongoing and evolving project. Parenting never ends, and that’s exactly how I think fitness should be viewed. Here’s what I’m thinking: As parents, above all else we want our kids to be healthy, and coming in at a close second is…

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How I Overcame Addiction with Strength Training

What I am about to tell you I’ve never shared online before. I’ve talked about it in private and in some cases large and small groups, but I have not ever put it on the internet. This part of my life is not something that I’ve kept hidden, I just never felt the need to broadcast it… until now. Why now? I don’t know. Maybe because I’ve got some major life decisions coming up and I’m feeling vulnerable. That’s…

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5 Exercises for Sitting

You’ve been sitting at your desktop or hunched over your mobile device for too long. You feel “text neck” setting in. You need to get up and stretch! Below are 5 exercises you can do to counter the negative effects of sitting in front of a computer. Recalibrate your posture Stand with your back against the wall; head, shoulders, hips and heels touching the wall. This would be perfectly upright posture, which almost no one has. Spend a few…

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