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Thanks for visiting primalburgher.com! Due to a ton of new updates, The Primal Burgher has moved over to a new location, primalfitnesspittsburgh.com. Please be sure to book mark the new page and opt in for all the latest on yours truly, Janelle Pica RKC.

 

Thanks for all the support over the years and thanks for viewing this blog! Be sure to visit my new site, primalfitnesspittsburgh.com today!

Eat smart! Train hard! Enjoy your… Continue reading

Moving to New Horizons

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It’s been a while since I last blogged, but most of that is due to some new changes that have hit my personal life. These changes are nothing shy of amazing, so fear not readers! All is well! However, I did want to make some announcements of a few things that are on the up and up in the world of The Primal Burgher.

 

First of all, I am moving from the South Side… Continue reading

Sneak Peek Inside the Book “Fermented”

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This may be one of the best Friday’s that the City of Pittsburgh as ever seen! REAL TALK!

All this week we have been talking about Kombucha and the book “Fermented” by Jill Ciciarelli. While I have been having my fair share of fun celebrating Jill’s success, I wanted to actually spend some time diving into the book “Fermented” and let you all know why this is a must have for your home library.… Continue reading

Beyond Buch: A Review of Beyond Organic’s Kombucha

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So far this week I have consumed a lot of tasty teas to toast Jill Ciciarelli’s new book, “Fermented”! I have probably consumed a bit too much kombucha for my own good, but HEY! In my world, too much of a good thing IS AWESOME! Having sampled the local brewed Kombucha from Red Star, I decided to write up a review of Beyond Organic’s Kombucha teas. Get ready for some kickin’ kombucha that… Continue reading

Get Your Buch’ On at Red Star Kombucha Brewery!

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Happy Monday to yinz! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to get started for this weeks blog series. This week is a HUGE week for all us paleo peeps here in Pittsburgh! If you are not in Pittsburgh this weekend YOU NEED TO GET HERE! Friend and fellow Burgher Jill Ciciarelli has come out with an INCREDIBLE book titled “Fermented”, and she is hosting a book signing this Friday… Continue reading

You Got to Get Up to Get Down: Part 3 of the Turkish Get Up

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Happy Friday Everyone! If you have been following along with the blog this week, we have been picking apart the turkish get up to make sure we understand how to maximize our power output properly. On Monday we practiced the get up with nothing but our own body weight. On Wednesday we practice the get up with one of our shoes. Today, it is time to add some weight to the turkish get up. This… Continue reading

You Got to Get Up to Get Down: Part 2 of The Turkish Get Up

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Welcome back to primalburgher.com! On Monday, we reviewed the key points of the turkish get up using no other resistance other than our own bodies. I spoke before about how important it is to understand the mechanics of the move before we being to add weight with a kettlebell to the lift. Now, we got through part one of the get up just fine, but now it’s time for part two.

First, grab a shoe.… Continue reading

You Got to Get Up to Get Down: Part 1 of The Turkish Get Up

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Round of applause for those of you who caught the 1990′s Coolio reference ;) . In case you have no idea what I am talking about, this song was the reason I decided to do a three-part series on the turkish get up. I know…I’m a goof ball! But HEY! The turkish get up is a super technical move, but is also super fun! Why not pick it apart so you can master it for yourself?… Continue reading

The Meaning of Strength: Concluding Remarks on Strength Training, Body Image, and Health

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Look up the word “strength” in the dictionary. No really, do it! Strength is defined as being “the quality or state of being strong” meaning here, bodily power. Strength is also defined as being mentally powerful, as well as courageous. The term “vigor” pops up here as well to describe the word “strength”. Look up vigor and we find a deeper sense of the what it means to be strong. It is about being mentally… Continue reading

A Level II RKC on the Strength, Body Image, and Enjoying Life through Functional Fitness

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This week we have covered show strength training has helped foster healthy body images in some seriously strong women I know. Not only that, we have seen how empowering strength training is in terms of reaching new personal records. We have looked at the strength training in the form of art, and even got our feet wet with crossfit. My curiosity lead me to sit down and talk with the women that actually trained… Continue reading