When it comes to lifting, are kettlebells and dumbbells created equal? To answer this, we need to look into the benefits of each.

Kettlebell benefits can offer full-body strength conditioning, power conditioning, endurance training, balance, body awareness, helps to burn calories, and helps with flexibility training.

Dumbbells benefits include the following: boost resting metabolic rate, burns calories, protects against injury, strengthens the bones, muscles, and connective tissue. Using dumbbells also has other benefits, they activate a number of different muscles and stimulate muscle growth, they can help improve both muscle force and flexibility, and they can promote coordination and stability for muscles and joints.

In looking into these benefits there are very similar benefits across the board for both. Almost all movements can be done with either a kettlebell or dumbbell, the only difference is which feels the best when doing the movement. Everyone is different on their preferences, so at the end of the day, pick one up and get to work!

Most of us have heard the phrase and if you haven't you might in the future - “Eat According to Your Activity Level,” but what does that mean exactly? The answer can be a bit misleading because some of us need more calories than others and there are so many factors to take into consideration.

You need to first of all start looking at food as fuel! Food is definitely a fuel source, but the types of foods you eat, and the timing of when you eat them, as well as the amount of which you eat them all play factors. Your body size, your metabolism, and your age are also factors in how you might eat according to your activity level. A 20 year old with a high metabolism that runs 6 miles a day along with powerlifting 4 times a week might need to eat a little differently to fuel their body, verses a 50 year old with a slower metabolism that swims 2 miles every other day. As you can see no one is alike exactly. There are all types of formulas out there to guide you in the right direction on how to eat according to your activity level. The important part to remember is whatever you try to do, BE Consistent, and if there is no change after 6-8 weeks then change things up a bit. Listen to your body, it will tell you what it wants and what it doesn't want in order to perform and recover.

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What is a Coach?

  • Helps their athlete change in the way the person wishes, helps and inspires them change in the direction they are willing to go in.

  • Supports their athlete on every level for success.

  • Helps build awareness, empowers choice, and leads to positive change.

What is a Trainer?

  • Is a professional who is teaching the athlete a specific skill or set of skills.

  • Has pre-prepared materials and more than one athlete can be trained at once.

Which do you choose Coach, Trainer, or a person that can give you both?

As you are looking for the "RIGHT PERSON" to help you be successful in your fitness adventure, are you looking for a coach, a trainer, or a person that is both a coach and a trainer? It is important for you to know the difference in the two, so you can make a very calculated decision on the direction you go with. Looking for someone that is advanced in their training that can give you the tools to be a better athlete both in specific skill sets and supports you in a positive way that will guide you to achieve your goals, is ultimately what one should be looking for.

Give us a try to see if we can help you out with this! We feel that we can give you the tools you need to achieve your goals in a way that you will be encouraged, inspired, and taught the right skills of movements to obtain your goals.

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