I have a running conversation with one of my customers/friends
who’s recently been turned on to the barbell.
He put his time in with his kettlebell work – first singles, then
One of the things he commented on was that he never felt
like he made progress in his strength until he started “Kettlebell
When I asked him why he thought that was, his response
“Everything has a metabolic component to it.”
In other words, most KB workouts aren’t designed to make
you strong, but rather to make you tired.
Think about that for a moment…
Are your KB workouts really making you stronger?
Or are they just making you tired?
You know, finishing up with that feeling of having had “a
If you can’t say for sure by looking at your training log,
then chances are you’re just punching the clock and
In other words, if you’re not seeing physically noticeable
and statistically measurable results –
You’re wasting your time.
Look, if you want to get strong – measurably, noticeably
stronger using your KBs –
STOP chasing fatigue.
Focus instead on your technique.
Keep your reps low and your rest relatively long – long
enough to maintain your technique for each and every
That’s the “key.”
Start with your single KB lifts.
When you’ve got those down and really want to get
strong, work on your double kettlebell lifts –