Category Archives: Fitness

Kettlebells can save lives

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Photo by Ken Blackburn

Jerry Gray, at 73 years old, is an inspiration to those of us that aspire to stay strong and fit throughout our entire life. In addition to a daily routine of walking his dog, bodyweight exercise, and weightlifting, Jerry competes in Kettlebell Sport. At his last competition, the IKFF Chicago Classic, Jerry completed 162 reps in 10 min 16kg Snatch and 69 reps in 5 min 20kg Snatch.
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Get more movement in your day with a 5-minute flow

My whole day feels better if I start it off with movement – any kind of movement. A couple weeks ago I came across Max Shank’s 5-minute flow idea and thought it looked fun. Essentially the idea is you take five minutes at the start of your day (or whenever you have time) and move in anyway that feels good to you: stretch, yoga poses, neck rolls, mobility drills, exercises, etc.

I been incorporating these flows more and more into my daily routine and I challenge you to join me in taking a few minutes each day to move and feel your body!

Here are videos of my personal 5-minute flows to give you some ideas to start: Continue reading

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Attitude is everything

When approaching any situation in life, your attitude dictates the outcome. If you believe you will fail, you will. If you believe you will succeed, nothing can stop you.

I firmly believe that happiness and success come to those that decide to be happy and successful – choosing to be positive and take what life throws at you as a challenge rather than a burden makes all the difference.  Continue reading

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One side of your body is better than the other

Now I don’t mean that one side of your body is better from an aesthetic standpoint (although you may beg to differ), but rather that when you are training unilateral movements, one side will almost always be more proficient than the other.  Continue reading

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