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July 7, 2020
No.17The Truth: Your protein powder may be poisoning you.
Muscle activity during movement is scientifically measured using electromyography (EMG). EMG data showed that of all the popular Core/AB exercises, the KettleWorx Get Up was the only exercise that had 100% peak activation in all of the four core muscles tested!



Q - Hi Ryan, I need to recruit your help with my husband.

He won't listen to me and he seems to hold your word as gospel. He wants to start using a protein powder drink mix after your Kettleworx DVD workouts. My question is protein powder healthy? Any words of wisdom you could suggest to him would be wonderful.

Thank You,

A - That's a very important question Vanessa. I strongly believe that whey protein powder is a very healthful supplement to your diet and excellent source of protein. However, the source and how it's processed are of primary importance. Most commercial store bought whey protein products are artificially sweetened, processed with heat and acid, and according to ConsumerReports.org July 2010 contaminated with heavy metal toxins such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury. All of these factors render them completely useless from a health perspective. For these reasons, I strongly recommend New Zealand produced whey protein, which is often referred to as the gold standard of protein powder. The KettleWorx Proventive Whey product is made from New Zealand grass-fed dairy that has been minimally processed. Proventive Whey product is cold processed, non-acid treated, and naturally sweetened with Stevia. It's an excellent post - workout recovery drink and is absolutely delicious. So, Vanessa, protein drinks CAN be quite beneficial as a healthy supplement and for increasing muscle tone but make sure the product your husband buys fulfills the healthy criteria I've noted to ensure that he is getting the safest, healthiest protein supplement possible.

To Your Success,

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.
Julia Child (1912 - 2004)

Healthy TV Dinners:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Baby Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Seasonings
  • Foil

Simply take 2 pieces of foil and criss-cross them. Spray canola or olive oil so the food doesn't stick. Place one chicken breast at the center of the foil, add baby carrots and cut up potatoes on top. Drizzle olive oil on top of the chicken and vegetables. Season with your favorite spices. Fold up each piece of foil, making a pocket within a pocket to seal in the flavors and juices. Bake at 400 degrees for one hour. Slide onto a plate and you have a delicious, healthy meal with very little effort!

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Life is busy, time is short which is why I love the "Life Raft Test." My sister introduced me to this quick check to make sure precious time and energy is invested in the people that matter. It goes like this, "If I had a life raft, would so-and-so be on it?" Take for example Julianne; she's my hair stylist, my friend and someone I definitely would want on my life raft! Anybody that is resourceful enough to give a haircut that takes 5 minutes to style AND lasts 6 months is someone I want on my life raft! Julianne has 3 kids herself and so when I was in to see her recently she asked, "How do you stay in great shape, eat healthy, be a Mom AND have a full time job too!" I was so excited to share with her our latest family survival solution; it's the KettleWorx Kitchen "Healthy TV Dinner!" All I do is set up small individual stations in the kitchen where the kids come in and choose which healthy proteins and veggies THEY want to eat, season it the way THEY like it, wrap up their foil packet, throw it in the oven or on the grill and it's good to go!! It's easy to prepare, healthy, guaranteed to please picky eaters, and the best part...now even my husband can make dinner taste good. I guarantee if you pass this tip on to your family and friends, you will secure your place on any life raft! I know I've now made Julianne's short list!
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One look at Brian's before and after photos and you can see how well KettleWorx is working for 52-year-old Brian M of Florida! Brian discovered KettleWorx when he was stuck at 220 lbs and looking for a full body workout that he could commit to. He's now 195 lbs and hasn't been this fit since he was in the Army 30 years ago!

Take inspiration from Brian's email excerpts as he went from his self-described "Fat-Brian" to "KettleWorx Brian!"

"I am male 52 out of shape and looking to improving my health and firm up and lose my gut. Wow three weeks into your program and I can already see my ribs. I am doing the 3 workouts per week Mon, Wed, Fri and look forward to the end of the day so I can do my Kettleworx workout."

"I started with the 20lb kettlebell and switched to 10lb to get better form and I can tell you that little 10lb kettlebell still kicked my butt at times and still does, but in a good way." (Update: Brian now uses the 15 lb and 20 lb kettlebells!)

"Looking forward level 2 Kettleworx's. I can only get better. Love the workouts. Yes it hard some days but in 20 min's you're done and Wow the changes to your body are fantastic."

"Just an update FINISHED Kettleworx Advance! Week 6 - WOW! What a fantastic 12 weeks of fun and fitness. What a change "FAT Brian NO MORE" now that I graduated from Ryan Shanahan's KettleworX University I've got Kettletude!"

Kettletude... you want to workout because it's fun!
Kettletude... you want to tell your friends about Kettleworx
Kettletude... you can change.
Kettletude... you're up for any challenge.
Kettletude... you can do it.


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