I get it.
You want your workout to be “exciting.”
There’s nothing more “boring” to you than standing still or
resting between sets.
If you’re not drenched in sweat between workouts and
doing “something different, constantly “mixing it up,” then
you’re just not “getting a good workout.”
I get it.
Which is why I want to ask you a VERY IMPORTANT
Have you measured your RESULTS?
Can you see them?
In other words:
+ Are you visibly leaner?
+ Are your clothes so loose that you have to or had to go
out and buy new ones?
+ And, can you measure significant strength increases?
If you can’t answer a definitive YES! to each one of those
questions, then, in the immortal words of Jim Lovell, Apollo
13 commander –
“Houston, we have a problem.”
What that really means is that you have been wasting your
time unless of course your sole objective with your KB workouts
is to feel like you had a great workout.
If that’s the case, then keep on keeping on.
The problem is, for most of us, myself included, I work out – or
To get measurable results.
(Right now I’m in a strength and muscle building phase.)
What that means is I want to see numbers increase.
For me personally, I want to see my body get more muscular
while my waist stays the same size. (That’s a tell-tale sign
there’s muscle growth and minimal fat gain.)
I want to be able to look at the weights in my training log
and see them increase – either as larger weights or more reps
at the same weight.
You may want to see your abs start to come in or get a flatter
stomach or – whatever.
So, if you’re not seeing MEASURABLE results or you’re not
measuring your results, then let me be blunt –
You’re wasting your time and your energy.
You’re spinning your wheels.
So, how do you fix this problem?
Here’s a simple solution:
Throw all your goals out the window and do one simple thing –
Train for STRENGTH.
What does that mean?
It means stop using the light KBs and doing high rep, low rest
sets and start using the heavier KBs – whether at home or at
the gym –
And start using lower reps and more rest.
Because, to quote my buddy Mark “Rif” Reifkind –
“Strength fixes [almost] everything.”
It truly does.
Want to get leaner?
Get stronger first so you can lift more weight for more reps,
which in turn burns more calories.
Want to get “in better shape?”
(I’m assuming that means having better “wind.”)
Again, lift the heavier stuff because afterward, you’ll be able
to lift the lighter stuff for more reps, which in turn will drive
your heart rate and train your cardiorespiratory system.
(Actually, lifting heavy stuff trains your “cardio” just fine
I GUARANTEE that if you train properly for strength, you’ll
Because you’ll start seeing the changes you’ve been looking
for and up until now haven’t seen.
Changes you can MEASURE.
And “measurable changes” – a.k.a.: “getting results” is far from