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Brad Dienstbier
Don’t take this the wrong way, but exactly what do you think you’re doing? Alright, now that I have your attention, let me rephrase a bit…. What are you trying to accomplish in the area of fitness? This absolutely has to be the first task in any fitness plan. You must establish your goal concretely...
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Fun fact: I’m not just a super-cool fitness professional. I have degrees in both religion and philosophy. You might ask “why does this super-cool fitness professional have a degree in religion?” Simple really, I love to learn what makes us, as people, tick. Why are we here? Is there anything else to our existence? Why...
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For more than 35 years I’ve moved heavy, iron things around just for fun. Well, sometimes it was work, but mostly it was for fun. Does that make me crazy? Maybe a little. But it’s also given me a good perspective on how to get the most out of the time I spend in a...
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When I was a younger man I trained for kettlebell competitions. It was a grueling and repetitive effort, but I was determined to prove I could meet the challenge. One of my preferred events was called Long Cycle which consists of an athlete performing a kettlebell clean and jerk for as many reps as possible...
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No, the title doesn’t refer to a cheesy ‘50s Sci-Fi film. I’m talking about a real threat to you and your health today. So let me explain just what is a crab person and what they could do to you today. It Must Stink to be a Crab When fishing for crabs, you can just...
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Today we’re going to talk about the single most powerful word you will ever learn. And I’m not kidding. It can prove to be a life-changing word when we learn when and how to use it. So here it is, the most powerful word in the English language. “No.” Don’t stop reading, there’s more to...
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People always ask me what they should eat. That’s a loaded question that can get complicated based on a person’s goals, biochemistry, allergies, intolerances, and personal tastes. But, for many of us, I have one helpful tip to remember when it comes time to answer that age-old question “What’s for dinner?” Ready? Here it is…...
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I am often asked, “Why is exercise the last Foundation you talk about?” The answer is simple yet, in my experience, accurate. We should spend the least amount of time on exercise because it has the least impact on results and is the easiest part of the puzzle. I can almost hear people’s heads exploding...
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Have you ever heard the term, “overtraining?” In the fitness world, it means exercising too much, getting injured, fatigued and burned out. In short, moving backward rather than toward your goals. This situation is real, but I prefer to think of it as “under recovered” instead. Recovery is the Bodysmith’s second Foundation of Health, and unfortunately,...
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If you remember, last week I said over the next three Thursdays I was going to outline my 3 Foundations of Health and Fitness. Today I am going to begin by discussing the most important of all the foundations, nutrition. Nutrition is the cornerstone of body transformation and health. If you are not at your goals, then...
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