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Ben Dearman

30 days of Glutes!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]   Those glutes weren’t given to her. They were earned! Not that long ago, glutes were thought to be one of those muscle groups you couldn’t train effectively.  However, (THANK GOD!) we now know that’s not true!  They are a muscle just like any other muscle and can respond…

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What Types of Protein Should I Eat In My Kettlebell Training?

A member asked a unique question recently. This question is a great question for anyone in our gym utilizing Kettlebell Training on a regular basis. Here’s the question: “I want to be more conscientious with my meat purchases in terms of where it comes from, which makes it cost more. I would like to try…

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Get stronger and Improve Your Cardio with Cardio Strength Training.

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Why Do We Deadift In Fitness Training?

KDR Fitness Coach

If are a member at KDR, you deadlift, sometimes more than once a week in Fitness Training.  Most knowledgeable Fitness Trainers are going to have their clients deadlift.  Why?  What’s the benefit of doing this exercise and why do we have ALL of our members do them?     What is the deadlift? The human…

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Three Flows for Flexibility in Kettlebell Fitness Training

Check out these three flows for flexibility in Kettlebell Fitness Training you can string together into a nine exercise combo to help improve flexibility across your whole body!  What’s your set and rep scheme like?  Well it could be any of the below: – By the duration – repeat each movement as many times as…

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Ten Ways to Sleep Your Way Thin

Sleep Your Way Thin

Sleep is big, in fact, the brunt of your fat burning happens at night.  You can literally Sleep Your Way Thin.  During sleep, this is also the time that your body repairs the damage you have done to it that day from working out…or life. Here are ten ways you can improve your sleep: 1…

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I’m a GET TO be a Fitness Coach: Do You GET TO or GOT TO?

Fitness Coach in Lebanon NH

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Before chemo, I was a “Got To” person when it came to exercise and diet as opposed to a “Get To” person and Fitness Coach. • “I got to do my work out today.” • I got to eat to be healthy.” • “I got to be…

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Are You Ready For Life Changing Kettlebell Fitness?

At KDR, we do a lot of things different.  Our mission is to change people’s lives, we view Kettlebell Fitness as a door that allows that to happen, you could call it, “Life Changing Fitness”.   One of the things we do different from other gyms is how we motivate our members to stay the…

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Is sitting REALLY that bad for you?

Fitness Health Coach

“Your Fitness Health Coach says: Sitting is the new smoking” according to the Centers for Disease Control. According to Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic (the person who coined that term) – “Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to…

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KDR Healthy Eats: Eating while traveling

Ok, let’s talk eating while traveling, I am going to keep this easy and quick because I could write about this subject EXTENSIVELY. Jamie and I used to travel a few times per year until last year (stupid cancer) to business events and we would routinely take weekend trips once a month. Understand this –…

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Rage against the dying of the light!

Rage against the dying of the light!  Dylan Thomas wrote a great poem called “Do not go gentle into that good night”, about aging and our quest to stay young.  It goes like this: Do not go gentle into that good night,  Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the…

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It’s not about the weight loss

Think weight loss will make you happy? Sometimes thats not the case. As per my oncologists recommendations I take Yoga twice per week.  It’s a one on one session…I don’t like group yoga, but that’s a different story.  Nicole (my yoga instructor) and I were talking at the end of the work out today, yeah,…

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KDR Healthy Eats – Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms:  Ingredients: 20 large button mushrooms 1 lb. sausages, casings removed 1 onion, thinly chopped ½ bell pepper, thinly chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2/3 cup almond meal 2 tbsp. fresh parsley leaves, minced 2 tbsp. olive oil Cooking fat Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Preparation: Preheat your oven to 325…

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KDR Healthy Eats – Spicy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

 Spicy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili   Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can fire roasted tomatoes 1 can tomato sauce 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 can red kidney beans (optional) 1 can black beans (optional) 1 tsp pumpkin…

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