Are your X-ray and medical imaging results helpful or harmful?

Are your X-ray and medical imaging results helpful or harmful?

We don’t just help people lose weight, we also help them feel better and get them out of pain.  Sometimes that involves hearing second hand what their doctors have said to them using x-ray or medical imaging results to base their opinions off of.  Often times we ask ourselves – do these x-ray and medical imaging results help or harm our clients?
  • We hear this a lot –
  • “my doctor said I am bone on bone”
  • “my doctor said I need a joint replacement”
  • “my doctor said…blah…blah…blah.”
First, understand our stance on Medical Doctors – they are not god.  What they say is based on years of developing critical thinking skills in the medical arena.  For the most part that’s what a doctor does – they look at the situation, acquire information, interpret that information and then use critical thinking skills to determine the best course of action.  Their word is not gospel, they are human and therefore can/do make mistakes AND their bias (like everyone’s) plays heavily into their treatment plans.
A mechanic will often tell you your car needs work – a surgeon will often tell you that you need surgery.
Doctors are no different.
Of course they have your best interest at heart (hopefully), however, there is one hurdle all doctors must overcome – exposure.
What does that mean?
If you come to KDR 4 times a week every week for a year that’s 208 visits, that’s 208 times that we are exposed to you.  How you move, how you carry yourself, how you respond to physical/emotional stress, how you eat, how easy it is to get you to change, etc.  We have more exposure in one year to a single person then they will most likely have to the entire medical community in their lifetime.
So, we see the people that are “bone on bone” or “hip replacement candidates” and let me just say – it’s not as bad as the doctor makes it out to be.
This is a great video explaining that.  Most doctors (excluding PT’s, but their job isn’t to interpret imaging results) have no idea of how the body works when it comes down to skeletal muscle systems impacting the whole body.  Sure your knee might be riddled with arthritis but that’s because your glutes are weak, your ankles are tight and your hamstrings are locked down…all leading to your knee having problems with how it works with the rest of the body.  Just because something is “bone on bone” doesn’t mean you’re screwed!
Take 6 minutes – watch this video.  Please.  If you’re going through a situation where you are in pain and the doctor has taken imaging of you to back up his explanation of why you’re in pain, you need to watch this.  Don’t go that surgery route!
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Its not a secret that we love Kettlebells at KDR. But why?

Its not a secret that we love Kettlebells at KDR. But why?

When people first come to KDR they are usually (this is based off on our experience and the clientele that comes in) de-conditioned and not as strong as they could be.  Plus, they are generally intimidated!  Coming into a weight room full of equipment you don’t know how to use or have never seen before can be very overwhelming.  So, we need a tool that isn’t intimidating, can help bring up someone’s conditioning level fast and that also helps to build strength quickly.
Kettlebells are a great way we can accomplish these goals, i.e. improve your aerobic fitness and get you stronger at the same time.  PLUS!  Thanks to social media and TV, KB’s are a piece of gym equipment most people have seen before so for beginners, KB’s aren’t that intimidating.  After all…it’s just a ball with a handle.

According to a recent study by American Council of Exercise demonstrated that Kettlebell training significantly boosts aerobic capacity, while also improving strength and dynamic balance.
“Kettlebell training increases strength, which you’d expect, but you also get these other benefits,” says Porcari. “You don’t really do resistance training expecting to get an aerobic capacity benefit, and you don’t do resistance training and expect to improve your core strength unless of course, you’re specifically doing core-strengthening exercises. But with kettlebells, you’re able to get a wide variety of benefits with one pretty intense workout.”
My training is heavily influenced by kettlebells as well as most of our members. Here are just a few things I have witnessed due to training with KBs:
  • Increased ability to go longer during runs – without running.
  • Increased ability to go faster during runs – without running.
  • Increased strength in core, glutes, hamstrings AND back.
  • Decreased back pain.
  • Decreased knee pain.
  • Better posture.
  • More power and explosiveness.
Link below for your research pleasure.
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30 days of Glutes!

30 days of Glutes!

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  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 to exercise the same way other muscles respond, they can get stronger, with more tone and you can even SCULPT your booty (arguably) better then other body parts.  

A strong butt will help protect the back and knees from injury AND is imperative if you want to be the best athlete you can be.  Glutes are THE prime mover in hip extension (pushing your foot behind your hip) during sprinting, skating, etc.

                                    Looking at that booty! You don’t get that by running slow.

That’s great if you want a better looking butt!  Check out our 30 days of glutes challenge and start rocking a tighter butt that:

  • Will help protect your lower back from injuries.
  • Help you in almost all sporting events.
  • Will fill out your jeans better!  No one wants a desk ass.

Don’t forget to squeeze your glutes at the top of every motion!

 

Do you want a stronger and more sculpted butt?  Sign up for our 6 week Stronger You program!

 

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Buttfessions A Kettlebell Fitness Coach: Jamie’s Story

Buttfessions A Kettlebell Fitness Coach: Jamie’s Story

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 my fiancé is a butt man, he helped me sculpt my glutes into what they are today, it took time, but I think he’s happy with how they turned out.

Don’t get me wrong I love my butt, because it’s mine but finding pants is challenging. You know when you find that pair that fits your butt and quads BUT it loose around the waist and flares out…annoying. As annoying as it is, I wouldn’t change it. After having gained 80lbs and losing 60lbs…things just don’t fall into place, unfortunately.

Here are my top 5 butt exercises as a Kettlebell Fitness Coach that will not only strengthen your glutes (there are so many benefits to having a strong butt) but will change the shape of your glutes as well, these are our “butt builders.” We classify glute exercises into builders and sculptures. Builders help add muscle size; sculptures help sculpt the muscle you already have. In a future article, I’ll write about my favorite booty sculptures.

1. Hip Ups – there are tons of variations such as Single Leg, Shoulder Elevated, Feet Elevated(also known as Hip Bridges) For more advanced lifters I would have you do Barbell Hip Ups.

2. KB Swings


3. Squats – YES you need to squat!


4. Rear foot elevated Split Squat(also know as Bulgarian Split Squat) – I love it and hate it!


5. Deadlifts


Oh and make sure you squeeze your butt! “If you don’t squeeze it no one else will,” (Ben’s signature butt joke…I have been listening to for ten years). By squeezing your butt, you’re making sure that you engage all of your glute muscles (there are three of them) in addition to increasing the “tone” of the butt. You know what I mean…it’s great to have a bubble butt, but it’s better to have a TIGHT bubble butt. That’s tone! Tight = tone.

I taught a class once and cued the class to squeeze their butts and this guy would squeeze his butt with his hands on every rep…that was awkward, to say the least.

Squeeze your butt ALL the time, walking, sitting, stretching…just fucking squeeze it.

On the next buttfessions, let’s talk about how to find pants and my favorite butt sculpting movements.

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Weekend Workout

Weekend Workout

Let’s get it done!

Remember to use the hash tags #kdrwkndwrkt

Hey KDR Fit Fam!  Here’s your #kdrwkndwrkt as in KDR WeeKeND WoRKouT for the weekend of October 14th.  This work out is called “Spring Loaded”.

Before you work out – make sure you RAMP!

Complete the Ramp. http://kdrfitness.com/what-is-a-ramp-and-why-do-we-do-it/

Perform 2 rounds of the following movements.

Work for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds.

Repeat for 2 rounds or 20 minutes.

Penguin

Pledge Plank

Jumping Lunge

Two Legged Lateral Hop Over Line

Jumping Jack

Post this on Instagram and Facebook with the tags #kdrfitness and #kdrwkndwrkt with a picture to be entered into a drawing to win FREE KDR SWAG on Monday.

 

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KAREN BURPEE STRATEGY SESSION

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Weekend-Workout – #kdrwkndwrkt

Weekend-Workout – #kdrwkndwrkt

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Can’t get to the gym this weekend? That’s ok. We have a #kdrwkndwrkt for you.

 

Complete our RAMP. What is a Ramp? Click on the link in case you missed it.  http://kdrfitness.com/what-is-a-ramp-and-why-do-we-do-it/

 

Complete the following movements for AMRAP in 20 mins.

 

Hand Walk out to Spiderman  4 each side

 

Burpees 15

 

Get ups 3 each side

 

Post Lunge 8each side

 

Blackburns 8

 

Ground touch jump squats 15

 

Rest as needed. Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes. 

 

 

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