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FMS Certified

How to Exercise Using the Functional Movement System (FMS)

FMS, the Functional Movement Screen and Certification, was originated by Gray Cook, one of the world’s foremost Physiotherapists.

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Gray Cook MSPT, CSCS, OCS, RKC Kettlebell Instructor

Ouch!  Which exercises hurt, and cause us to forego them?  For many it’s the deadlift, or some version of the squat or lunge.  For others, it’s the the walkout.  Many hate doing the kettlebell get-up, due to poor hip movement patterns and limitations.  Guess what – there are exercises that I have serious hangups with also —-most trainers and athletes do. Continue Reading…

Fighting Cancer with Strength Training

Dan Piper, RKC, FMS, CPT,  Alameda, CA

In my years training, I’ve had some people come to me for reasons other than simply getting into shape. After the results of some major studies on the subject were released in the last few years showing how powerful exercise is in fighting many types of cancer, the Medical community has been sending their patients looking fighting Cancer, to Fitness Professionals, to teach them the art of strength training. After having taken on some of these cases as a Personal Trainer, I can only say what I’ve heard back from the Doctors and patients perspectives on the effects both before, during and after their treatment – it helped.

So I’ve complied some facts through research, and I wanted to put some more information on the topic out to the public to create awareness, one that I’ve found to be quite interesting and inspiring. I’ve gotten to play a small role as a Strength Coach of some people who have fought and won against Cancer.  These were hands down the most rewarding experiences I’ve had, as the impact that our strength training program had on different types of cancer was astounding.  In short, we kicked it’s butt.

    How Strength Training Fights Cancer

More Muscle/Lean Body Mass = Lower rates of Cancer  

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Go Ahead and Eat

By Dan Piper, RKC, FMS, Dan’s Kettlebell and Barbell Club

Hello Awesome Athletes – 

As a group of people who have taken on more responsibility in life, you will need to accompany this with HEAVIER EATING. 
Now I said that –  “Heavier Eating” so that you would actually read the rest of this article – one that I want you to take to heart. And I mean what I said – you will need to eat  both hardier and heavier meals to achieve what you want to in you’re business and work lives, to live a healthy, slim, and strong existence – oh, and also to fight cancer and heart disease.  

I’ll break this into quick points, but first, don’t forget the main point – EAT HEAVIER and HARDIER.  You’re goal for each and every meal is to become satiated. But what does this mean and why?

  “I will not bother eating unless the
 meal is at least 800 + Calories
  (500-600 for women)”

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Kettlebell Swing for Fat Loss

Huge Fat Loss and the Kettlebell Swing

Kettlebell Swings are huge for fat loss, period.  I can safely say that if you’re seriously into kettlebells and the swinging of them – it is usually difficult for one to keep weight on one’s body.

I really want you to note something.  This is not just an exercise that will help you in your journey.  It’s not just something that you can add in because it will probably work.  Swing a kettlebell 300x per day, twice per week and work your way up do doing this every day, and we completely remove that word – “probably”. Continue Reading…