… and over again.
It’s amazing how many of us – myself in the past included,
hit the same plateaus and then fall back down the
The simple fact is that people start using kettlebells
and think it’s all about the kettlebell.
Well if it’s not about the KB, what is it about?
It’s about learning to control your body.
See the KB does exactly what your body tells it to.
It’s almost like your reflection in the mirror. It
shows you what you can’t see on your own.
So when you hit that plateau, look to see what your
KBs are doing.
They tell you a lot.
Here’s a great example:
It’s amazing how many people cannot “float” their
What’s that mean?
It means getting your Swings to explode out of the
pocket and literally “hang” in the air at the apex
of the Swing – like they’re floating.
In order to do that, you have to know how to control
And that’s really key to overcoming plateaus.
Listening to and looking at what your body is doing
or not doing in relationship to the KB.
– which muscles are contracting when – and which
should and shouldn’t be…
– hand position – both as far as your grip is concerned –
HOW you grip your KB – and the pressure of your grip
for maximum muscle recruitment…
– foot position – where your feet are in relation to
the rest of your body and more importantly – WHY –
and why the “why’s” matter…
These are the things – the issues of “body mastery”
that make you stronger or not.
When you don’t know them, progress often comes quickly
then grinds to an abrupt halt.
Fortunately, if you have hit a plateau, you’ll find
that simply addressing one of two of these “Mastery
Points” will be a game changer – they’ll bump you –
sometimes instantly – right up and over it.
I’ve gone into great detail about these “Mastery
Points” in “Kettlebell STRONG!” –
– Best head and eye position and why
– Best hand and grip positions and why
– Optimal foot positions and why
– And how to apply each of them to your kettlebell
Not to mention a simple “mastery” checklist you should
use to make the heavy stuff feel lighter.
The best part? They don’t just apply to kettlebells.
You can apply all this to any training modality you’d
like – barbell, bodyweight, dumbbells, whatever.