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Kettlebell Training with Rick

By: Rick Bradley I grew up chunky, never really in shape. I fell into the trap most American males do- you get married, get old and fat, and then die. Let me fast forward to the age of 37. At 37, I was divorced, drinking excessively, eating gallons of ice cream, and watching The Sopranos. […]

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The dangers of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s)

I have been on a kick about the hidden dangers of NSAIDs for almost a year now. The research has been mounting over the past few years but the point was driven home for me primarily due to the influences of Charles Poliquin, Dr. Mark Schauss, and Dr. Sunil Pai. These gentlemen are strong advocates […]

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Kettlebells for Knee Pain

According to a survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 30% of adults reported some type of joint pain during the last 30 days. Knee pain ranked as primary joint of complaint for this particular survey1. In the world of rehabilitation, scientific literature has been pointing to the muscles of the hip as […]

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How Kettlebell Swings Helped Me Do A Pull-Up

I’m a kettlebell enthusiast.  The kettlebell swing is probably my all time favorite exercise.  There’s so many ways to swing the kettlebell and challenge yourself.  You could go light, you could go heavy (you could do both!), you could swing for reps, swing for time, one hand, two hands, alternate hands, ladders, it’s really endless!! […]

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Swinging Away Back Pain

There have been estimations stating that 80% of Americans will experience back pain some time in their life1 (Web MD, Mayo Clinic). Choosing an appropriate therapeutic, corrective exercise to address back pain can be quite the conundrum. One of the many goals in addressing back pain with movement is not only to modulate the pain, but to keep the […]

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Kettlebell Therapy™: Restoring Movement with Natural Physics

As a Physical Therapist, I have used kettlebells to rehabilitate and promote health in individuals with low back pain, shoulder impingement, ankle sprains, medial knee pain, myocardial infarction, mitral valve replacement, and much more. Who would have thought that a cast iron ball would be so clinically effective and versatile? Like most people, when I […]

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Healthy Holidays

By Mike Samuels With the holidays just around the corner, and the Winter evenings drawing in, you might be thinking that now’s the time to lock yourself indoors, park yourself in front of the TV, and indulge in all your favourite foods. You’d better get that idea out of your head right now! Sacking off […]

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Pain and Injury

By David Cohn, RKC, PhD It happens in the course of training. It happens in the course of normal daily activity. Sooner or later, it is going to happen to you, and it is quite frustrating as it will affect EVERYTHING you do. I am talking about pain of some kind, and we all have […]

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Adversity, Focus, Discipline

These are just a few of the words that come across my mind at this very moment. I’m lucky enough to be able to spend my life with a woman that has an equal if not greater passion for health and fitness as I do. We just finished a training session, and although with different […]

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