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What Strongfirst has taught me about preparation (Do it).

I have been training with kettlebells for years but in 2013 I decided it was time to learn more and chose to get certified as kettlebell instructor. There are several organizations that are currently providing kettlebell trainer certifications but I chose Strongfirst because of their…

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Staying healthy on the road.

In the past couple of years I have gotten into the habit of traveling, a lot. Sometimes upwards of one month of my year is spent on the road seeing family, attending continuing education seminars or conventions and every once and a while even vacationing…

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Why you should be using kettlebells.

I’m the kind of person that thrives on simplicity. I don’t like working in an environment with a lot of red tape and I like to spend my time in the gym the same way. The objective is to get in, work hard and get…

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Why being cautious will ruin your life.

I was raised to take the safe road. To be cautious in all areas of life and not take actions that were especially risky. I brought this mentality into the gym with me when I first started training. It also plagued me in my personal…

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Sticking with the program!

When I started training I had no idea what I was doing. Either my friends parents or mine would take us to the local YMCA where we were allowed to use the machines but were restricted from touching the free weights. I was fourteen and…

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HIIT

If you follow my blog at all you know that I used to run track. It was a good experience and I’m glad that I did it, but I never really enjoyed long distance running. It wasn’t until high school that I discovered  I was “flat…

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Screening and Injury Prevention

How many times have you had a new client come in and found them to have some sort of pre-existing limitation or injury that you were not aware of? How many times have you failed to notice this until you asked them to squat and…

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Why bother?

When I first started going to a gym and lifting weights I had no idea what I was doing. I seem to remember going to the local YMCA at about 14 years old and doing variations or rows and plenty of flyes on the pec…

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To supplement or not to supplement?

So I used to spend lots of money on supplements. Lots meaning hundreds of dollars per month. One month I spent $700. I was totally ok with it. Being willing to be in the gym 5 days a week and eat 4000+ calories day I…

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What is Crossfit?

About a year ago I absolutely hated Crossfit. Scratch that, about a week ago I hated it. I thought it was dangerous, unnecessary, and cult like. The only problem with my stance on this issue was that I had little exposure to Crossfit and most…

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