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Freakin' Awesome Exercise of the Day: Kettlebell Halo

Freakin’ Awesome Exercise of the Day: Kettlebell Halo

It’s funny, I’ve studied the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) for the past couple of years and somehow this exercise totally slipped past me.  It wasn’t until I went to Vegas for FMS Level 2 that I was introduced to the amazingness that is the   KETTLEBELL HALO Suprisingly, my Active Straight-Leg Raise screen is a 1,2 cold.  I say surprisingly because I write on here often about deadlifts this and deadlifts that, so how come I can’t raise my legs off the ground?  After all, I can bend down and...

The Real Beach Muscles and How to Get Them- Kasey Esser

The Real Beach Muscles and How to Get Them

One of the things that I like to talk about with my female clients is obtaining the “X-Factor”.  This conversation usually occurs within the first few sessions, once I have a rapport with them and they understand I am odd, yet still accept me for who I am. When I bring the X-Factor up to them, a hush usually falls over the room and a few objects fall over from a mysterious wind. A few lights flicker on and off, too.   “What did you say, Kasey?  You watch the X-Factor?”   “No,...

I Took the Leap

I’m officially on my own. With my business that is…Jess is still married to me!   Yep, I quit my job yesterday. I am now an independent trainer through-and-through.  For those of you that don’t know me, I know this website looks as if I am already on my own, but I was still gainfully employed at a great facility. I decided to take the road less traveled because…well, because I have things I want to accomplish and it was a step that had to happen.   Am I scared? Of course.  I’m immortal, but...

Squats Hurt Your Knees?- Kasey Esser

Squats Hurt Your Knees?

It’s tough for me to truly believe someone when they say they don’t do squats because it hurts their knees.  Sure, I believe your knees hurt, but I don't believe you are doing squats properly. It’s similar to when someone boasts to me that they benched 500 or ran a 4.2 40 in high school, as if to make-up for the fact that they do not look like they do a whole lot of nothing currently . Really.  Did you? Yeah, and I just decided to forego steak for tofu...