There’s a new movie coming out called “The Revenant.”
It’s based on the true story of 19th century American frontiersman, Hugh Glass, arguably one of the toughest “sons-a-b!tches” (to quote my grandfather) who ever lived.
He gained his notoriety from surviving a bear attack.
He killed the bear after the bear almost clawed him to death, exposing the ribs on his back, broke his leg, and almost ripped his scalp off.
His fellows on the expedition found him, half dead and unconscious, with the dead bear lying on top of him.
Certain he was going to die, so they buried him in a shallow grave, while he was still alive, covering him with a thin layer of dirt, leaves, and a bearskin.
The two guys assigned to watch over him fled his side when hostile indians rode onto the scene.
Somehow, Glass regained consciousness, discovered that he had been left for dead with no rifle, no food, and no other supplies except the bearskin with which he was covered –
And then re-set his own broken leg, crawled down to the river, and scoured out his festering wounds.
As if that weren’t enough –
He literally crawled his way 100 miles south to the Cheyenne River, where he built a raft and sailed down the Missouri River to Fort Kiowa, another 100 miles away.
What in the wide, wide world of sports does Hugh Glass have to do with your Kettlebell Workouts?
Glad you asked.
Here’s the deal:
You may be tempted to quit working out for the next 2 weeks because your “too busy.”
Sure, you could do that.
However, come January 1st, or 4th, cause that’s a Monday, and everyone knows you have to start your New Year’s resolution on a Monday –
It’s gonna feel like you’re wrestling a bear.
Hugh Glass style.
Only you probably don’t have one of those big ol’ mountain man knives on you.
And your Swiss Army knife ain’t gonna cut it.
And I’m betting you weren’t raised by Pawnee Indians and have never wrestled bears before.
You see where I’m going with this right?
There’s an eventual bear fight coming your way.
You could avoid the proverbial mama bear and her cubs altogether.
(Smarter choice. Hugh Glass didn’t go looking for that bear – he stumbled upon her and her cubs.)
The way you do that is by just doing “maintenance” work.
Just do a little bit every day.
In fact, it doesn’t matter what it is.
You could do Swings one day, Get Ups the next, and Snatches the next.
Well, you get the picture.
Just do something.
And it doesn’t have to be long either.
10 or 15 minutes.
(I say 20 because from experience, many times once you get going it’s effortless to add in another 5 minutes or so.)
Much more doable than wrestling a bear, right?
PS – As “manly” a bear wrestling might sound (A big “No Thank You” for me) –
It’s really “manly” to do what you know you should do. Part of that is taking care of yourself so you can take care of others.
Interestingly enough –
This is also very “womanly.”
Just like that mama bear protecting her cubs.
Regardless, if you’re tempted to slack off and don’t have the energy to design your own workouts –
That’s why I took the liberty of doing it for you.
I’m gonna send you a workout each day straight to your email inbox.