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Beaufort Fitness: Weighted Clapping Pull Ups

Beaufort Fitness: Weighted Clapping Pull Ups

All right so I showed you the 40-lb pull up weight vest so this was a strength training exercise. I’m going to do more of a power exercise today… This is way more advanced and this is very hard you have to be able to do clap pull ups by yourself with bodyweight. So I’m going to show you progression now and I’m not even sure I can do this, I haven’t done this yet with the 40 lbs weight vest so I’m going to attempt this. It’s going to be a pull up with a clap in between and then grab on to the bar again. We’ll see how many I get I’ll probably be able to get like 2 or 3, but will give it a shot here.

(Please see the video)

So, I had to use my legs and swing and do what people might call kicking pull up on the last set. I actually don’t know with my form looks like so I’m going to look at it and see how I was doing it. Again, this is an exercise that you’d have to be able to do without the weight so weighted clapping pull ups like this.

(Please see the video)

All right. My arms burned out but… so you got to pull up, clap and then catch yourself that’s an explosive power movement. So that’s a very advanced pull up technique that you can use once you’ve maxed out doing pull ups with body weight. Adding more and more weight then once your body is ready for it you can do this power movements with the pull ups.”

Beaufort Fitness: 40lb Weighted Pull Ups

Beaufort Fitness: 40lb Weighted Pull Ups

“All right. So here I am about to do pull ups. This is an advanced pull up exercise. I’m wearing a 40-lb weight vest; so this is true strength. I don’t know how many reps I’m going to do. This is going to be my first set I’ll probably going to shoot for 10 reps. Let’s see – the first set should be okay. So I’m doing wide grip pull ups and if you can do 20 solid pull ups with just your body weight then this is something you can definitely progress to. You may want to start with a lighter weight vest than this since 40lbs this is a big jump with weight.

(Please see the video)

So, because of the way I’m training I’m going to rest about 2 – 2 1/2 minutes and then repeat that; most likely I won’t be able to get 10 reps but that’s how I’m going to build my strength and this is a pull up strength training exercise. Again, if you can do 20 pull ups by yourself then you can start adding about 10-15lbs on your pull up and you could stretch it by saying you could do clean 15 reps of pull ups you may be start adding on a little weight but that’s what I recommend and then you can progress to something like a 40lbs weight vest in time each week by adding weight.
Again, this is Ian Hart so this is the weighted pull up. Today I’m going to do 4 sets of the weighted pull ups.”

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Immune Boosting Gut Healing Soup

Hey EF Fam,

Below is one of my favorite soup recipes that I found from Jordan Rubin the creator of Garden of life. Bone broth is a powerful stuff for healing and health. livingwaterhealthandwellness.com

“says Yes, chicken bones contain incredible healing properties that are only released when slow simmered for many, many hours (usually at least 12). The gelatin that is released from the bones and cartilage of the chicken bones and parts is incredibly nourishing to our own bones and cartilage. It can also have a profound effect on the immune system and the digestive tract (which largely controls the immune system). Bone broth is rich in several amino acids that aid the immune system and the digestive system in many ways. I won’t go into great detail about these today, but for an extensive look at their effect on the body, visit this article at The Nourishing Gormet. ”

Here is the recipe and it will Yield: 6-10 servings. Sometime I make double the amount and eat it for the week.


1 whole chicken (free range, pastured, or organic chicken)
3–4 quarts cold filtered water
1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
4 medium sized onion, coarsely chopped
8 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
6 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
2–4 zucchinis
4–6 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil
1 bunch parsley
5 garlic cloves
4 inches grated ginger
2–4 tablespoons Celtic sea salt


“If you are using a whole chicken, remove fat glands and the gizzards from the cavity. By all means, use chicken feet if you can find them: they are full of gelatin. (Jewish folklore considers the addition of chicken feet the secret to successful broth.) Place chicken or chicken pieces in a large stainless steel pot with the water, vinegar, and all vegetables except parsley. Bring to a boil and remove scum that rises to the top. Cover and cook for 12 to 24 hours. The longer you cook the stock, the richer and more flavorful the stock will be. About five minutes before finishing the stock, add parsley. This will impart additional mineral ions to the broth. Remove from heat and take out the chicken. Let cool and remove chicken meat from the carcass. Reserve for other uses such as chicken salads, enchiladas, sandwiches, or curries. (The skin and smaller bones, which will be very soft, may be given to your dog or cat.) Strain the stock into a large bowl and reserve in your refrigerator for use as a base for other soups.”

Beaufort Health and Fitness: Core Tension

Hey EF Fam,

The term “Core” is thrown around loosely in gyms all across america. It has different meanings to different people. 

But… when a strength and conditioning coach uses the term, he is referring to the transference of force from your base of support (The part of your body connected with the ground) to the midsection of the body, typically from the trunk of the legs to the trunk of your arms and all the muscles in between. 

There can be a confusion between core and abs but the abs always is included in the core. The reason that this concept is so important to understand is because the core is used in everything we do. 

For example, if you go to open a heavy door and don’t create “core tension” you can throw your back out. Dr. Stuart McGill would tell you that you deserve your pain because you let the door control you and not the other way around. Creating core tension differs per exercise. If you are going to do a 500lb deadlift you would maximize core tension as apposed to picking up a 90lb kettle bell you would use less core tension. 

Your motor skills and neuromuscular system essentially calculate the amount of core tension needed (in weight training this can take practice) to do a task the same as when you tell your body how much muscle to use to grab a glass of water and take a sip. Imagine if you used way to much muscle and force to put a glass to your mouth. It wouldn’t be a pretty sight. The difference is that grabbing a glass of water is an every day event where as we have lost touch with picking up and moving heavy things as a society (for the most part) that this part of the neuromuscular system is underdeveloped in many people. We find this the number one offender when it comes to back pain.

This concept of core tension is used at a very early age. Here is a video of my 4 month old Son developing his core tension. 

To use you core, mentally brace your body to pick up a weight or move an object and you will have more success and better results all while reducing the chance for pain and injury. 

Committed to your success,


P.S. Set your sights on January 7th for our biggest group 24 Day Challenge ever!

Whose in? Who wants to rock their New Years goals with a jumpstart and a group challenge!

We will be launching details soon, stay tuned!

Free meal plan (it’s awesome)
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Beaufort Personal Trainer: Kettle Bell Circuit

“Hey! What’s up? It’s Ian Hart (Beaufort Personal Trainer) here at EarthFIT Connecticut and today I’m going to be doing 4 Exercises Kettle Bell Circuit. You can use whatever weight you can do as many reps that weight fits or suits for you.

Today I’m going to be doing 5 reps of each exercise with the pretty heavy weight 72lbs Kettle Bell so I’m going to be doing 5 reps with One Arm Swings (on each side), 5 Cleans, 5 Snatches and then 5 what I called Power Bombs I don’t even know what they’re called and I’m going to be doing that in circuit for 3 sets so pick a weight that works for you. If 10 reps works for you with a lighter weight that’s great, go ahead and try that out. I’m going to get started and show you one set of this Kettle Bell Circuit.

(Please see the video)

The last one can be a little tricky. Make sure you are using a proper weight.
So there you have it – Thanksgiving Kettle Bell Circuit. Go ahead give it a shot!”


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up to 30 seconds. Repeat until finished. Follow with 8 oz of water. For best results take mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

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Max Burn Pack

Directions for use:

For the first two weeks, in the morning take the boost capsule and a shake. In the afternoon have a protein bar and another boost capsule. In the evening another shake. Repeat everyday for two weeks. On week three take boost capsule and shake in the morning.

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Metaboliq Burn Pack

Directions for use:

Simply take a boost capsule and shake in the morning, followed by another boost capsule before dinner in the evening.

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The Detox comes with 60 capsules that ride the body of heavy metals and toxins.

Directions for use:

Take 2-3 capsules with water, 2-3 times daily consistently for at least 30 days (90 recommended). We recommend a heavy metal detox twice per year.

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Directions for use:

Take 2-3 QORE Defense capsules, up to 3 times daily, with 8 oz of water as needed. Recommended especially during periods of stress, travel, and seasonal changes to improve immune system function.

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Its discovery was recognized with the NOBEL PRIZE IN MEDICINE.


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