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Strength Training with Kettlebells

We use kettlebells around here like they’re always new, but in reality, they’re old school. Like, 18th-century-old-school. Kettlebells have been around since at least 1704, when they were used as a measuring tool to weigh dry goods in Russia. However, it didn’t take long for people to observe the opportunities kettlebells presented for functional training,…

5 Tips to Lose Weight Faster … and Keep It Off

If we’re being real, most of us have wondered at some point or another in our lives how to lose weight in the most effective, sustainable way possible. After all, in our modern world, it’s much easier to gain weight than it is to shed it. Calorie-dense food options are right around every corner, and…

How to Do Cardio at Home

It’s easy to hear “cardio at home session” and think, “More like half-ass cardio session,” … but I assure you: if you’re doing cardio correctly, it’s as good at home as anywhere else. Now, you may have some limitations in place, such as having a small space, or being on an upstairs floor and having…

The Best Diet for Abs: Foods to Eat (and Avoid)

We’ve heard it time and time and time again: abs are made in the kitchen. The reason this line is so prevalent when we talk abs is because, well … … it’s 100 percent true. Unfortunately, no amount of ab or core work, or even excess cardio, can outdo a bad diet when it comes…

Strength Training at Home

Hands up if anyone remembers the Bowflex home gym commercials? I’m guessing that’s quite a few of us. While home gyms definitely aren’t a new thing, the idea of actually working out at home is probably new to many. I myself have had an established routine of leaving the house to hit the gym for…

How To: The Perfect Kettlebell Press

The press is one of the most crucial foundational exercises for any exercise program; this is a movement that not only builds upper body strength like no other, but also engages your core and stabilizer muscles. And we all know that without a strong center, we’re going to see minimal gains in strength or agility….

Are You Breathing Correctly During Training?

There are very few instances I can think of where breathing isn’t important (hope you get the sarcasm), and training is definitely not one of them. Breath plays a larger role in training than you might expect – and not just endurance training. Controlling your inhales and exhales can either weaken or greatly improve your…

Good Ways to Lose Belly Fat

Who doesn’t love a good chat about belly fat? Yeah I know: we’d much rather just get rid of it than talk about it, right? Well, good news: only a few more minutes of discussing how to lose belly fat in this piece, and you should start seeing actual fat loss results. Many of the…

How Much Should You Walk for Weight Loss?

There’s no doubt about it: walking is great for your health. People that walk, even for as little as 15 minutes a day a few times a week, can enjoy a reduced risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, reduce their joint pain, and improve their mood (just to name a few of the benefits)….

How Long Before I Get Abs? Weight For It…

Thought to be one of the biggest accomplishments for those who are trying to lose weight is the coveted presence of visible abs. Most people recognize a flat stomach with defined abdominals as a universal sign of health and vitality.   There are many things that come into play when it comes to getting a six…

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