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Are you a runner? Then you need to do these exercises!

May 11, 2016

Are you a runner?  Do these three exercises before and after your next run for pain free hamstrings and faster foot turn over. Ben Dearman, owner KDR Fitness It’s 70 out and that means people are itching to start running.  And that means the typical running injuries of – tight/pulled hamstrings, knee pain and shin…

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4 weeks to 80% cardio – how long does it take you to adapt?

May 5, 2016

4 weeks to 80% cardio Ben Dearman, KDR Fitness To give you some reference – the below paragraph is taken from an blog on my website talking about the changes in my conditioning since starting chemo.  That blog post prompted me to elaborate on the concept of “4 weeks to 80% cardio.”  See below.…

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6 tips for Success in the Fitness and Health Game

April 28, 2016

by Ben Dearman, KDR Fitness Life is busy.  There never seems like there is enough time and things always seem to take longer then they have to….like fat loss and changing your body.  In our fast paced society we sometimes literally hit the ground running as soon as we wake up.  That’s an awful thing…

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The traffic light idea to training

April 25, 2016

by Ben Dearman, KDR Fitness People come to us for all sorts of reasons, from weight loss to rehab.  When it comes to goals, after helping thousands of people, we can put people into three buckets: I want it now. I want it now, but am ok with getting it later. The rest. 1. The…

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25 Random Tips for Fitness Success

April 20, 2016

Whether you are new to KDR or a long-time member, here’s some wisdom from Ben. Here are some random training tips that will help you be more successful at KDR…and some of them even apply to life in general! 1. Generally speaking, when you move away from the earth – you are trying to accelerate. When…

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Buck Furpees!

April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 There is a list of exercises that get hated on for various reasons: Deadlifts Back squats Bench presses Overhead presses Burpees Oddly enough – those are all great exercises!  It’s just that sometimes, the movement is not appropriate for the individual.  For instance: if you can’t touch your toes, you might not…

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CSA pick up at KDR!

April 11, 2016

Hey FitFam — if you haven’t heard, KDR is going to be a drop off point for Root 5 Farm this year. Read up on them, and get your share right at the gym. Here are 9 reasons to invest in a CSA farm share. Cost – It costs on average, $2.25 per week for…

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April 7, 2016

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Hi everyone!   I wanted to give a sneak peek of ONE point from each section of our upcoming “In’s and Out’s of Calorie Counting” we will be hosting at KDR in Lebanon, NH (old middle school building, basement level) on…

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Don’t be like Ben!

March 17, 2016

Generally, people come to KDR for four reasons (Note from Ben – sometimes I actually think it all just comes back to sex, they want to get laid more): They want to move better, i.e. reverse aging (to have more sex). They want to look better, i.e. well, look better, duh 😉 (MORE SEX!) They want…

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Words Matter: Can’t, Won’t, Don’t

February 15, 2016

by Ben Dearman, KDR Fitness I am on a very restrictive diet right now called The Ketogenic Diet. It requires me to eat at least 70% of my overall calories from fat. It’s really boring, as my food choices basically come down to: Butter EVOO Coconut oil Avocados Nuts Meat in limited quantities – limited for…

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Don’t eat fruit in the AM?! HUH?!

January 20, 2016

From Facebook on my professional page:   We have a personal TOP SECRET FB page we use for just our team.  Recently I wrote a blog about fructose and specifically High Fructose Corn Syrup and it’s effects on insulin, leptin (satiety hormone) and to a degree gherlin (hunger hormone).   Hormones and Weight Loss…

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Weight Loss Science, Part 2: HFCS

January 20, 2016

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS and its derivatives) have a bad reputation in the health and fitness field. There have been countless articles written about it; Google comes up with 2.29 million hits. Top results include the following: Yes there are health concerns. NO it won’t kill you…. immediately. There are a number of metabolic…

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Hormones and Weight Loss Science

January 19, 2016

As we get ready for NYNY2016, I’d like to share some of the science behind your body’s use of hormones. The 411 on Insulin – the transport hormone If you really want to geek out on Insulin, google it. This article is written for the lay person and aims to shed some light on some…

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New Year New You

January 11, 2016

KDR Fitness New Year New You Team Challenge You and a team of 2 could win up to $5000.00 in 8-weeks, just for losing weight and gaining muscle! No gimmicks. No starving your self. No crazy work outs. No countless hours on the treadmill. And, NO BS! Check out the video to learn more about…

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Grip your self healthy?

December 15, 2015

Grip Strength correlates to EARLY DEATH?! Ben Dearman Here’s an eye opener – your grip strength can predict early death and overall functional capacity!  Click here to read the meta-analysis or just keep reading and I will sum it up for you. This study looked at 45 different studies and summarized the results.  Here is…

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Four Biggest Mistakes People Make With The Kettlebell Swing

December 8, 2015

Ok….so I started to write this article and then I remember that our friends at Seacoast Kettlebell made a great post on this!   So I am just going to link you to it! Enjoy – Ben Click here to learn the four biggest mistakes people make with the swing.

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Are you a Swinger part 2 – how to swing!

December 2, 2015

Kettlebell Swing 101 Ben Dearman KDR Fitness There are hundreds (literally…if not thousands) of how to guides for KB swings.  In fact, the KB swing is probably the most bastardized exercise out there.  There are eight key components: Movement occurs primarily from the hip with little knee movement. The bell moves fast. The bell needs…

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Are you a swinger and December Challenge!

December 1, 2015

Are you a swinger? Ben Dearman KDR Fitness Kettlebell swinger that is!  Or the other kind…it’s 2015 people, lighten up a little bit! No judgements at KDR! At KDR we believe in following primal patterns – also known as the most common human movements. So, that means every work out needs to include a these…

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Comparing Fish Oil/EFA supplements.

October 20, 2015

Not all EFA supplements are considered equal!  Check out this short video we did comparing a few different Omega Fatty Acid supplements. Take home points:  Know the dose you need to take. Know how to figure out how much Omega’s your getting out of your supplements. Understand the difference between different supplements. And much more!

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80% of weight loss is NOT DIET!

October 14, 2015

80% of weight loss is NOT diet. Ben Dearman KDR Fitness   The fitness business loves one liners, makes it simple for us to get a message across to our clients. “Abs are made in the kitchen.” (actually abs are made when your in your mother’s womb, this one doesn’t make any sense!) “80% of…

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How am I supposed to eat out AND follow a reasonable weight loss plan?

October 6, 2015

How am I supposed to eat out AND follow a reasonable weight loss plan? Ben Dearman KDR Fitness   There is a disconnect in how mainstream nutrition information is served to us, (i.e. how we are supposed/told to eat to pursue weight loss and/or health) vs. how food is served to us, (i.e. portion sizes…

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Do you “Silly Run”?

September 28, 2015

Are you “Silly Running”? Ben Dearman KDR Fitness   I hate running, but I do love to locomote.  At KDR we define locomoting (not to be confused with motor boating…totally different topic.) as doing any activity that moves you from point A to point B.  Basic examples are – jogging, skipping, side shuffling, etc.  Basically…

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Six reasons September is the best month to join a gym.

September 8, 2015

Welcome to the New Year! PARENTS!  Your New Year starts now!  It’s back to REAL LIFE.  The next 9 months will be the sanest months for a majority of you. This is the absolute best time of the year for you to start a new fitness plan, especially if your kids are in 5th through…

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Is the goal always fat loss when weight loss is your goal?

July 31, 2015

A lot of people don’t understand what happens to their body with the addition of exercise and nutrition. They think “I am going to eat this way and exercise that way and I will lose weight.” We don’t want weigh loss, we want fat loss. However! The body is a complex piece of machinery and…

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KDR Fitness Voted the Best Gym in the Upper Valley

May 6, 2015

WE WON! WE WON!  We are proud to announce that KDR FITNESS  was voted Best of the Best — Fitness Club in the Upper Valley. Every year, the Valley Business Journal conducts a reader survey in the April edition. A HUGE thank you to all the readers, our members, friends and family for making this…

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Jamie Crowe – The 50 Hottest Female Trainers in America 2014

September 3, 2014

Fitness philosophy: Fitness is a long-term journey—a journey of strength, flexibility, endurance, recovery, and happiness that changes as you set new goals and age. Balance is very important to me and to my clients. I love making women feel good inside and out. Hidden talent: Baton twirling Favorite post-workout snack: Protein shake with berries and…

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