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Would you like a simple way to cut fat? Enter 300

Aaron Ellis swinging a kettlebll

Would you like a simple way to cut fat? If so, then gather round and also allow me to tell you a tale, it will do you good. It is concerning the kettlebell swing, and particularly, concerning doing 300 kettlebell swings each day, day-to-day, and without exception. Carrying out swings (2 hands or one hand, it matters not) daily, intermittently, and also to the grand total amount of three hundred offers a couple useful functions. Mainly it provides a kind of metabolic resistance training “on-the-go,” to feed […]

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Joint Health & Mobility

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Joint Mobility The most important factor for overall health Joint Mobility is the ability to move a joint throughout its entire range of motion with control. Strength and fitness are great, what is not great is having a beat up body with stiff joints due to not putting all the joints in your body through their entire range of motion every other day. Sport, recreational activities and even your work environment can limit your joint range of motion. Repetitive movements and lack of movement (standing and sitting) […]

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Implementing a Steady State Training Cycle

Note: The lingo here is predominantly intended for body-weight exercise enthusiasts and/or gymnasts. If you only do strength training in a traditional gym with barbells and weights, you probably don’t work on static-holds so a lot of this may seem unfamiliar to you. The need to curtail progressive overload for static positions When it comes to strength training, one of the fundamental principles we all try to follow is progressive overload. The idea behind progressive overload is very simple: Gradually increase the stress you place on the […]

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Giants of Iceland The Land of the Strong

Giants of Iceland

Iceland Land of the Strong Despite its tiny population, Iceland has a reputation in the World’s Strongest Man competition that stands higher than perhaps any other country’s. This small, black rock in the middle of the ocean has produced a lineage of strongmen dating back to the Vikings. VICE went out there to investigate why this tiny island produces such strong people. Hanging out at Jakabol—a gym run by ex-champion Magnus Ver Magnusson—we met a whole host of Icelandic strongmen, which includes Hafthor “Thor” Bjornsson, the 6’9″ […]

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A Brief History of Kettlebells

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From Circus Tricks To World Championships: A Brief History Of Kettlebells The word girya( kettlebell) was first published in the Russian dictionary in 1704. Back then, kettlebells were used as scale weights to measure goods at the market, but farmers would sometimes swing and press the bells to show off their strength. After a while, kettlebells became commonplace at festivals, fairs, and circuses with various motions and juggling becoming popular acts. Since those early circus days, rivalry with kettlebells has continued to evolve, so let’s talk a […]

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Kettlebells And Chiropractic A Winning Combination

After 14 years as a successful chiropractor I have finally discovered what I believe to be a good implement for improving the back-strength and overall health of my patients. That implement is the kettlebell something I had never heard of until two years ago. I have to admit that initially they intimidated me, until I necessity them for my own injury. The Doctor Becomes a Patient Growing up I was always terribly sporting in high school and college. I lettered in volleyball, softball, and basketball, and I […]

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