Phew! Kinda tired this morning from that quick trip to
Got in early this morning and then got up early to get
myself back on track with my normal schedule.
And that’s what I want to challenge you on today –
Your “normal” schedule.
Most people’s “normal” kettlebell workout schedule
includes some sort of MetCon / “Cardio” – high rep swing
The lie is that we need that stuff to “get in shape” (whatever
that means) or to lose body fat.
The truth of the matter is, if you focus on the quality of your
reps, that cardio or MetCon will take care of itself.
Case in point:
At this past Sunday’s “Kettlebell STRONG!” workshop, I
introduced the attendees to how to set up the rack position.
The “funny” thing is, they were all huffing and puffing.
The funnier thing is, none of them were moving –
They were just standing still.
Sure, there was stuff going on – they were focused on using
the right muscles at the right times.
And it was that mindfulness – that focus on the quality of the
reps that made them feel like they were working out –
Making them feel like they were getting their MetCon done.
See, most people just toss their KBs around with no real
thought or effort placed on technique – or form.
As a result, they lose probably 50% of the results they
could be getting.
Think about this –
You do 10 reps and only 5 are worth anything.
That means you’re being careless and inefficient.
Sloppy is another word that comes to mind.
And that means you’re not getting as much out of each
rep as you could and you’re probably setting yourself up
When you train – you want to make the most out of every
rep and every set.
That way you get faster results.
And isn’t that what we all want?
(Shoot, I know some people reading this would just settle
for some results.)
So here’s the deal:
When you use a pair of kettlebells – and you should when
you want to get faster results from your workouts –
You need to get your technique right from the start.
You need to start with mastering the rack position.
I lay out the six steps you need to learn and then how to
use them in your training inside “Kettlebell STRONG!”.
You can learn to do things right and maximize your
Or you can just guess and leave your results to chance.
It’s a choice we all have to make.
Gotta run – time to spend the day with the family.
P.S. When you get your technique right and focus on
the quality of your reps, you’ll be pleasantly surprised
at how your cardio just “shows up” when you need it –
Like when I was hiking the Dolomites with Fabio on