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Morning is the time I get the most done. Upon waking I’ve come to follow a routine that’s become fairly automatic:
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Over the years many clients and friends have asked me how I keep doing… whatever it is I’m doing, particularly in the realm of training for Kettlebell Sport competitions. I think they imagine that I jump out of bed each morning before the alarm, at the crack of dawn, to go out running, then to the gym for a lifting session and then home for a protein-rich meal. All before 7am!
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One of the many ways we’ve developed as humans is by using the tools of comparison. It’s an inevitable and innate part of our humanity and truly unavoidable.
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A fitness class in a warm room or run on a hot day doesn't necessarily equate with more calories or fat burned, unfortunately
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In June of 2016 I had a full left hip replacement at the age of 50. Many people naturally associate joint replacement surgery with advanced age, but it’s not uncommon to hear stories of younger individuals in their 30s also needing the procedure for various reasons.
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Can you tell me where to go for the best pizza in your neighborhood? Sure you can. That’s because you probably don’t know many people who don’t love pizza. Me neither. They may not eat it often because of dietary reasons, but this simple food is noted as one of the most beloved culinary favorite ever, yet “it’s only dough, cheese, and sauce.”
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KettleX® Yoga a sophisticated Vinyasa-based workout that pairs linear, curvy, traditional & rhythmic movements with the added resistance of a very light weight.
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This is a very common question that people often ask, and for good reason. I used to do cardio prior to taking fitness classes as a way to warm up my body and prime my lungs since I had very bad asthma. But after a weight lifting session it also felt good to move in rhythmic way and zone out for a while.
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We all tend to settle into a routine of doing what we do best in our fitness routines. After all, it’s the path of least resistance, it feels good, and it gives us a sense of accomplishment. Yet each of us able-bodied fitness enthusiasts have weak areas or skills that could use a little attention from time to time, in order to maintain muscular balance and symmetry, help us move more efficiently and prevent injuries.
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Clients and friends often ask, “What should I do on my off days?” I know the feeling; you get the notion that you should be doing something, but in fact it’s not always necessary.
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KettleX Yoga is a unique yoga-based workout and certification course utilizing one light Kettlebell to enhance stability, endurance, focus, balance and lean muscle.
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The bells are the tools that give you MORE for your time and effort. One of the many aspects of using the bells is the “Deceleration Effect” which occurs just by implementing basic Swinging motions.
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Whether you’re in the North East where we’re in mid-winter mode, or in a warmer location, stair climbing is an excellent and affordable way to get your cardio, power and endurance. It’s also perfect for great-looking legs and that lifted butt I talk about with KettleX workouts.
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Kettlebell Sport, also known as Girevoy Sport (GS), is a highly challenging power-endurance feat of a cyclical nature. Lifters’ success involves technique, flexibility, strength and power, proper breathing patterns, aerobic capacity, stability and mental focus.
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Here’s a fun way to get your fitness basics done, while watching your favorite show! Print out and read through this list, performing the exercises when indicated. Utilize at least one hour of airtime.
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We tend to workout longer when their partner was perceived as both more skilled and was one who kept encouragement to a minimum.
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Here's any easy way to perform the Swing Flip - aka Snatch
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Here's what you need to know to bring the bell down smoothly and efficiently.
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This brief tutorial will show you what to look for when choosing your Kettlebells, be it for fitness or competition.
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Try this kettlebell ladder for a short but effective workout. Time your set and try to reduce your time when you perform it again!
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One of my favorite ways to rejuvenate after a workout or on a recovery day is the contrast therapy of heat and cold. Here's how to proceed:
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Ladies, here's an excuse-proof way to perform the most basic kettlebell movements, even if you don't have a kettlebell!
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Short on time? Here's a quick but effective KB series. Let me know how you do!
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Skinny fat is a term for those who are not necessarily overweight, but are also not trim. Usually this type of physique possesses high body fat - 24% to 38% - and low muscle tone, so although they look skinny, they may have cellulite, even in the early 20s (I had it!).
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These delicious & healthful snacks are between 100 & 200 calories, enjoy!
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Having a desk job doesn’t mean you can’t move around every hour or so. Here are some movements that will keep you flexible, energized and productive.
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Kettlebells will create strength without heft, a beautifully balanced symmetry, flexibility and endurance that will translate to other activities like yoga, Pilates, running and other sports.
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