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Why Kettlebells are Effective

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“…Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it. Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb. Maybe get a blister on your little finger. Maybe get a blister on your thumb…” Money for Nothing– Dire Straits 1985 Kettlebells may not be in every gym but they’re in most.  Body Language Gym has them and we have a lot. But …

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5 Reasons to Never Skip Leg Day

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Weak Legs are a Pain in Your Back (Literally) Proper posture is usually thought of as a spinal injury/issue, but the injury or issue starts at the feet. Weak glutes cause the lower back and hamstrings to work harder, causing tight hip flexors that pull on the lumbar spine (lower back) and can lead to an anterior pelvic tilt. This …

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5 Weight Loss Myths

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We are approaching the end of the year and the holidays are upon us. This means, for many of us, eating delicious foods, staying indoors, and planning our New Year’s resolutions to lose all the weight that has accumulated. I wanted to take some time to bust certain myths and misconceptions people have about weight loss to set expectations in …

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Pre-Workout Supplement Review with Shawn

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A lot of people like to ask about different pre-workouts on the market and what’s best for them. Some like that itchy sensation that really pumps you up to lift some weights, while others dislike it, but still want some added energy to their workout. I am the first type of guy. I like having that feeling that my pre-workout …

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Holidays AND Stay on Track

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It happens every year. The weather starts getting cooler and the days are darker longer signaling the holidays are right around the corner.  Sweatpants start calling your name just like those sweet treats and comfort foods.  Swimsuit days are long gone so we tell ourselves it’s ok to embrace hibernation mode (at least until New Years).  I would be lying …

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8 Habits of Highly Healthy People

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We all know those people that make staying fit and healthy seem effortless.  It doesn’t seem like they ever fall off the wagon or follow the fads and still manage to make their healthy lifestyle appear easy.  So what’s their secret?  Here are my top 8 habits of highly healthy people: 1) They Drink Plenty of Water Healthy people stay …

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The 8 Best Foods for Muscle Building

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Let’s be honest. Gaining muscle can be a chore. It takes an incredible amount of time and effort to put on any appreciable amount, but it is one of the driving forces behind why people go to the gym: putting on muscle to create greater definition and aesthetics. So, what are the secrets to putting on this amazing tissue? Obviously, …

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Finding the Right Fitness Community for You

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Growing up in the early 1980’s, I never would have thought the words “fitness community” belonged together.  There was one kind of gym, maybe two, but it wasn’t like today.  That phrase slowly began to evolve the older I got and now there’s not a better term for finding someplace to better yourself: physically, mentally, and even spiritually.  There’s a …

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How to Plan Your Workouts

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Are you new to working out and struggling with where to start?  There are so many options and methods out there it can be overwhelming even for seasoned exercisers.  To help you simplify things, I’ve listed a few of the top recommendations I have for beginners. 1) Define your goals This is the foundation for any solid workout routine.  If …

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15 Healthy Nutrition Tips

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Most people struggle with eating healthy consistently and it can be overwhelming trying to change all unhealthy habits at once. By changing a few things at a time, you can create new healthy habits will help you have long term success. Megan Dymond, Body Language, NASM CPT, shares 15 nutritional tips for a healthy lifestyle. Limit liquid calories. Soda has …