What is Living Fit?

 

What is Living Fit? Our Master Trainers Aaron Guyett and Marcus Martinez sit down and dive into what the Living Fit brand is all about, and some of the philosophies that go into what makes Living Fit unique.

 

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Tips for Smooth Kettlebell Cleans

 

The Kettlebell Clean:

The Kettlebell Clean is a powerful exercise that has the potential to build a stronger body or trash your forearms if you’re not careful. There are many regressions that will help you understand the path the kettlebell takes and the timing required to avoid bruised arms. The two hand cheat curl clean is the easiest way to take that kettlebell on the journey from hanging to the rack position with as little momentum as possible. I used this with great success on new clients. The next regression came out of necessity and to fill a much needed step on the path to great cleans.

                                              

 

The Cheat Curl: 

The cheat curl is great for learning the trajectory of the bell, but does nothing with hip speed or the timing of the pull. Once my client understands the pathway it’s time to kick it up...

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Dr. Mike T. Nelson Interview with Aaron Guyett

Uncategorized Apr 01, 2021
 

300 words of what you do and why:

From an early age, I was a kid who read tonsssss.  And that worked it's way into auditing anatomy and physiology classes during my other course work.  I was fascinated by the human body and its ability to do everything. . . Move, digest, heal, be, exist, think.  So I finally funneled that passion into a PhD in Kinesiology.  Even while working for 14 yrs at a medical device company, I attended conferences on training.  At these conferences, I'd ask the trainers next to me if they read a study on this or that particular topic, and they looked at me like I'd sprouted another head. 

 

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My best friend (and now wifey) asked me what I thought I was put on this earth to do, and my response was . . . "I want to help people move and function and be better so that they are...

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9 New Grips with Battle Ropes

 

New grips help your brain and body develop more resilience, more endurance and incredible strength, through different ways to create the link between your body’s movement and your battle ropes waves.

 

If you have used battle ropes at all, you are probably familiar with thumb forward and thumb away crush grips that are normal to any battle rope movements you can do with your single or doubled battle rope. These are a great way to change up your training, but if you have been training with your ropes for a while, I have 9 new grips that help you improve your grip strength and create increased versatility with your training.

 

Fingertip End Grip

Grab the battle rope at the end of the handle with only your fingertips, including your thumb is brutal, even without trying to create movements or waves. This is amazing for anyone looking to strengthen their fingertip strength and grip strength (think climbers, combat athletes, and anyone looking to change the beginning of...

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Dr. Dom Frabroni Interviewed by Marcus Martinez

marcus martinez Mar 25, 2021
 

Dr. Dom Fabroni talks to our Master Coach, Marcus Martinez, about everything from fitness to nutrition to weird subjects that are funny and engaging.

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Complex vs Circuit vs Flow with a Kettlebell

 

In this video Marcus Martinez breaks down the differences between the Kettlebell Complex, Circuit, and Flow.

While they look similar, what you will find as you learn a bit more, each is very different, and all three can be effective ways to train with kettlebells.

Complex

A complex is a string of exercises where you don't put the kettlebell down.

Circuit

A variety of exercises, and you have breaks in between.

Flow

Focusing on being present, and exploring both creativity and what you can do effectively with a kettlebell without putting the bell down.

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Intermittent Fasting for Improved Performance for Women and Men by Julia Glanz

 

In recent years, Intermittent fasting has become extremely popular - and for good reason.

There has been exciting findings and strong evidence supporting the positive outcomes of IF and how it can be used as a sustainable strategy for:

-       Weight loss[1]

-       Lowering inflammation[2]

-       Improving digestion[3]

-       Increasing fat burning[4]

-       Reducing insulin (your storage hormone)[5]

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a term used to explain an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and periods of fasting (abstinence from food and caloric beverages). The therapeutic benefits have been documented for thousands of years and have shown that this way of eating is deeply rooted in our biology. 

Philosophers like Socrates, Hippocrates, Plato and Paracelsus even believed in the health benefits of regular fasting. 

Not only was fasting used...

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Denis Vasilev Talks Cali Open Kettlebell Sport Competition with Aaron Guyett

Uncategorized Feb 17, 2021
 

The 2021 California Open will be held via live streaming! The 10th anniversary of one of the best Kettlebell Sport events in the world will still be held the second to last weekend in February as it is every year. Lifters will do their sets over a Zoom live stream with one judge assigned to them to judge their set.

 

FAQ's

Q. What bells can I use?

A. All Kettlebell Kings kettlebells are pre approved for us. We recommend you purchase those before the event as you are able to. We have free shipping in the United States, Europe and Australia. All other bells will need to be demonstrated and showed during the weigh in period in the week leading up to the event.

Q. How do I qualify for overall winner?

A. Males must compete in any event with 32 Kilograms and females must compete with 24 Kilogram kettlebells in any event. Winners will be determined by coefficient. Coefficient is calculated as total weight moved divided by bodyweight so 32kg(bell) x 100(reps)...

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Jason Dolby Talks Cali Open and Kettlebell with Aaron Guyett at Living.Fit & Kettlebell Kings

 

Just like a live event, you will be assigned a lifting time in the week leading up to the event. You should be prepared to lift between 9AM - 4PM Pacific Time on February 20 or 21st and will be sent a link to open and sign in before you lifting time starts at your assigned time. We will be hosting live question and answer sessions leading up to the event to answer any questions you have about the event. On Friday, February 19th, you will be assigned a time to meet with event staff over a live stream link to do your weigh in and weigh your bells. The event will follow the IKO ranking tables (more in FAQ). 

Will People Be Able to Watch?

Yes! We will be live streaming the entire event and people from all over the world will be able to tune in and watch competitive sets along with commentary from our team and the team at Orange Kettlebell Club. We plan to add interviews and post set interviews with lifters right...

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Three Ways to Program Kettlebells

 

The simplicity of the kettlebell can’t be beat. I love the idea of grabbing a bell or two, finding a park with a pull up bar and getting to work. With a couple of kettlebells you can do just about anything except change the weight of the bell. Most people have access to a bell or two (or three if you’re REALLY lucky), but few have access to a rack of kettlebells as you’d see with dumbbells. Let’s say you take a lesson or a course and fall in love with kettlebell training. You find a bell, start progressing, but then there’s a gap between getting your next bell.

 

What to do?

 

In order to get stronger you need to adhere to the principle of Progressive Overload. With a bar or dumbbells, it’s fairly easy to add another 5lbs every few sessions, but that’s not going to work with the kettlebell. 

 

When I first started I only had access to a few bells so out of necessity I tried progressing in different ways. Little did I know...

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