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How to Get Back on Track (Again) with your Training

Man and woman workout

        It is mid-September, the kids are well back in school by now, the routine of homework dance and soccer practices are established; order has been restored.  However you still have NOT gotten back into a regular pattern of training and working out.  After a long summer of traveling, entertaining guests and figuring out how to keep the kids busy, you still have not figured out how to get your health and fitness back on the schedule.  I am going to give you three tips that will help you start today!

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Top 3 Progressions for the Kettlebell Windmill

overhead press

     The Windmill is a great movement pattern that does wonders for shoulder, and thoracic mobility.  It also increases stability in the hips and helps produce rotational strength.  If you sit at a desk, spend loads of time in a car, or have poor posture the windmill is an exercise you need to be doing.  However, you may not have the prerequisites to do a full windmill yet.  Check out these progressions to get started.

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Why is the Kettlebell So Popular?


I first picked up a kettlebell around 2007 or 2008, somewhere in there, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school I was attended had one.  I messed around with it a little I knew what it was but beyond that very little.  Then around 2010 I was working at a Gold’s Gym and these two balls of iron showed up.  These were foreign objects from space to nearly everyone else in the gym.  Today, in 2017 kettlebells are everywhere and very few in the world of fitness are unfamiliar although I still hear the occasional “kettleball” nonsense every now and then.  So how is it in less than a decade this tool has risen to such prominence?

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Kettlebell Booty Builder Workout

kettlebell booty

It’s Summer once again and it only took one weekend at the beach to be reminded of the horrible epidemic sweeping our society.  It called FAS, or Flat Ass Syndrome, I have also heard it called “no-ass-at-all.”  I am gonna provide a couple quick remedies to build that booty into something you can be proud of in this kettlebell workout.

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