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Buttfessions – why is a strong butt important?

My buttfession this week is a little bit different than the last 2, I want to talk about the safety of having a strong butt. Yes! If your ass is weak you are in some real danger. Danger?! That may be a little dramatic but we take glute strength pretty serious around here.      …

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Buttfessions A Kettlebell Fitness Coach: Jamie’s Story

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Here’s my buttfession as a Kettlebell Fitness Coach. I have a bubble butt; most girls dream off. I don’t have a genetically gifted booty (maybe I can convince my sister and mom for a butt shot so you can see the difference), I wasn’t born with this butt. I worked hard for my butt. Luckily…

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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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What is a RAMP and why do we do it?

What if I told you that the RAMP is the most important part of the workout?   What is a RAMP? AND why do we do it?    RAMP- Range of Motion, Activation and Movement Preparation (also know as a good warm-up) Most of our clients come from not moving their bodies much, if at…

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Exercise Technique Tip – KB Deadlift

Exercise Technique Tip – KB Deadlift The KB Deadlift is one of our favorite movements. Why? The deadlift is the most important exercises you can do for a total workout. Utilizing every muscle in your body you’ll build muscle, burn more calories, increase flexibility and turn on your nervous system all at once. KB Deadlift…

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Rollin’ with my homies?

Foam rolling is an important part recovery and maintenance while training- whether you are an experienced worker-outer (industry term) or just starting out. It is also one of the few things that we ask clients to do that may not just be uncomfortable, but downright painful. No pain, no gain right? In this instance yes!…

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New Study – NSAIDS increase heart disease

New Study – NSAIDS increase heart disease Ben Dearman – KDR Fitness Achy joints? Sore? Think twice about popping an anti-inflammatory! Researchers have known for more than a decade that the risk of heart disease and stroke increases when people take pain relievers like ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Now, scientists from…

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

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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Don’t be like Ben!

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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Grip your self healthy?

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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Do you “Silly Run”?

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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KDR Fitness Voted the Best Gym in the Upper Valley

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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