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Ben Dearman

Boost your energy with these three simple steps.

I want more energy!  I want more energy to do the stuff I like to do, like: Spending time with my wife and our 13-year-old (even if he doesn’t want to spend a lot of time with us.)  Working out!  Sometimes, I just don’t feel like I have the juice to work out.   Writing, blogging…

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The KDR RPE Scale – How hard are you working?

How hard are you really working during your workouts? At the end of the day, you have to have burned more calories then you consumed to lose weight.  You can accomplish this in only one of two ways: You eat less food. You burn more calories through activity. There is a saying in the fitness…

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Make 2018 the year you get BETTER, not NEW.

New Year – New BETTER You!  This year, I am focusing on being better, not new…better.  Normally, most people think of the New Year as their chance to be a “New You.”  But…I have something to tell you…I hate that saying…New You. Yes, I know all you see right now is “New Year New You”.  But,…

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Book Report – 1% Fitness by Mike Sheridan

Let’s Get Moving! Guest post from Lara our kick ass office manager and fitness coach on 1% Fitness by Mike Sheridan. In keeping with great KDR tradition, we are constantly educating ourselves so we can offer our members Knowledge Driven Results. In October, I read 1% Fitness by Mike Sheridan and loved it!  I loved it…

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How do I setup myfitnesspal?

Have you ever used myfitnesspal before?  It’s a free calorie tracking app and it’s the one we prefer our members to use.  It may not be the BEST app out there, but it’s certainly the one with the most nutrition information.   But, how do you setup an account in it and how do you…

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Your guide to fix your knee pain when squatting.

Do your knees hurt when you squat?  This is a follow up article to the last one I did called “Squats are bad for your knees – FALSE!” In this article I am going to give you the answers to the following questions: When should you go see your Doctor about knee pain? How do…

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Squats are bad for your knees – FALSE!

Have you ever heard that “Squats are bad for your knees?”  Let’s bust that myth RIGHT NOW because it is FALSE! Where did this come from? First of all – there are NO studies to support this statement.  Zero.  None.  There are a number of studies that look at the loading forces on the knee…

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15 quick facts about water.

Here are 15 quick facts about water! 1) Drink 8 oz of water per hour in an airplane. You get dehydrated when flying due to the low moisture content of recirculated air in the plane. 2) Men are made up of about 75% water via women’s 65%. This is due to more muscle mass in…

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All you need to know about water.

Water, so simple (drink it!).  Yet, so complex (how much?!).  We’re gonna hit you with the down and dirty. What’s the purpose of water in the body? Water is involved in EVERY process in the body.  It’s used as a transport medium; the majority of your blood is water.  Think of that for a second:…

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Lack of results? It’s us, not you! Maybe.

Do you have a lack of results?  It’s us, not you!  Except when you lack/violate one of the five aspects of our non-sexual relationship.  I’ll explain. The good trainers and gyms genuinely believe that the clients results are almost entirely up to them.  KDR certainly believes it, as do I.  When someone doesn’t get results…

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How to make a super shake.

Protein shakes!  There tends to be a love/hate relationship with them.  Often times we get asked how to make a super shake.  We think of a super shake as something that has protein, fruits/veggies and fat all mixed together.  This is not your standard protein and water/milk shake!  Super shakes are a great way to:…

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Improve your balance with skipping

At the end of our RAMP (Range of Motion, Activation, Movement Prep…fancy way of saying warm up) we have some movements that improve your balance through locomotion.  These movements are basic play ground exercises like skipping, side shuffling, cross over, 360 runs, etc.  It’s amazing how many people can’t skip!  We do this to help…

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Busy? Then you probably shouldn’t be doing any…

fitness training

I think there are three classifications of working out that correspond to different parts of the year/your schedule – training, working out and exercise.  If your super busy, then you probably shouldn’t be doing any training.   Training is goal focused, time committed, DRIV-ICATION!   Let me explain further.  I have a lot going on…

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