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Apr 3, 2021

The dictionary is the ONLY place where success comes before work; when it comes to fitness it seems as if people are always looking for a way to hack the body to get results without having to spend hours in the gym. Some shortcuts are high risk for minimal rewards while others are downright dangerous. However one technique, the Kaatsu Method of blood flow restriction developed by a Japanese doctor named Yoshiaki Sato, causes muscles to experience rapid growth without an extensive amount of time spent in the gym; most importantly, it is extremely safe WITH the proper training and equipment.

The Kaatsu Method, also known as vascular occlusion, uses pressure bands worn during exercise to cause blood flow restriction which stimulates rapid muscle growth. Dr. Jim Stray-Gunderson is a medical doctor and exercise physiologist who has been very involved in the US Olympic training program for a number of years. Dr. Stray-Gunderson has developed the BStrong brand of BFR bands to help athletes and exercise enthusiasts experience rapid muscle growth without having to spend hours pumping iron. Dr. Stray-Gunderson joins me to talk about how he discovered blood flow restriction, how it can help promote muscle growth without a lot of damage to the body and how you can use it to supercharge your fitness results. You will learn all about one of the most effective way to get results with a safe method of hacking exercise on this episode of the All About Fitness podcast.

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Exercise for the Fountain of Youth - $7; reviews the research of how exercise can help extend the life-span; it includes exercises and workouts to help you slow the effects of time.


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Total Body Core Training: Learn the science of exercise program design and how to apply it to build a stronger core from the inside out. 0.4 CECs - $67


Exercise Program Design for the Fountain of Youth; $49 (0.3 ACE; 0.4 NASM, 4 AFAA - it includes the e-book)


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Learn more about the human body and how to design your own exercise programs with one of the All About Fitness e-books


Functional Core Training - $7; based on the research of Dr. Stuart McGill, it teaches you how to design workout programs that will have you looking great and moving pain-free.


Dynamic Anatomy - $7; reviews how the muscles in your body actually function, provides a number of exercises for how your muscles are really designed to work.


Each one of the All About Fitness workout programs includes exercises for strength, metabolic conditioning and mobility to help you earn the body you want:

8 week Dumbbell Strength Training - $12

8 week Kettlebell Conditioning - $12

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Functional Core Training and Dynamic Anatomy - $12

Dynamic Anatomy and Core Training Workout Bundle - $19

Dynamic Anatomy recorded webinar and e-book - $19


If you are a fitness professional, you can earn CECs with one of the following courses, approved for continuing education credits by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA):

Dynamic Anatomy: Learn how the muscles and fascia function as an integrated system and how to use that information to design the workout programs that deliver results for your clients. 0.2 CECs - $29

Glute Reboot: Learn how the most visible muscles in your body work as well as a variety of exercises to help them function (and look) better 0.2 CECs - $29