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…

rehab for muscle imbalances

Correcting Muscle Imbalances is the Key to Fitness Over 40


Exercise for Those Over 40 – The Two Main Culprits

Muscle Imbalances and flexibility issues are the two of the main culprits standing in the way of people who want to get in shape over 40 years old.  As humans, work takes over our lives for long periods, and when we exit a period of years where we’ve neglected our bodies, that’s where problems commonly begin.  And it’s so easy to avoid!

Sitting in that chair, standing holding the arms out, or sitting in that vehicle – for years, compromises posture, biomechanics, mobility and strength.  This is why when we’re old, we share most all of the above conditions I’ve just listed.  Just turning 40 we’ve already feel this!  When we exercise with these conditions, we’re sure to get injured, and that’s entirely unnecessary if the proper precautions are taken when we start back up again.


When you start to exercise again and take charge of your life, there are important steps to take:

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