The 2 C’s Behind Kettlebell Workout Failures

You know I loves me some KB workoutz. :-)

But did you know many people (hopefully not you) buy
a kettlebell or kettlebells only to let them sit around the
house/garage collecting dust?

Why is that?

Probably for the same reason the AVERAGE American
watches 4 hours of TV a day.

(Think about that – that’s just average – meaning some
people watch MORE – unfathomable.)

And I guess that’s why two-thirds – 66% of Americans
are overweight too.

And 33% are categorized as obese.

Alarming.

Especially when you think about the fact that KBs are the
most time-efficient and portable total body exercise tool on
the planet.

What are these 2 C’s that keep people on the couch with
the remote in their hand, feasting on Doritos and Pepsi
while watching American Idle?

1. Convenience.

Let’s face it, for some people, working out is inconvenient.

(Heck, it’s inconvenient for me now with 2 kids, but I do it
anyway – helps me keep up with them.)

It’s inconvenient to change from your work clothes into a
set of “grubby’s.”

It’s inconvenient to go all the way down to the basement and
swing a KB or pair of KBs. I mean, stairs, c’mon…

And it’s inconvenient to have to shower and get off all that
icky fat-juice – I mean sweat – when you’re done working out.

Of course you could just work out first thing in the morning but
it’s inconvenient to have to get up 30 minutes earlier, especially
after you stayed up late the night before catching up on all
your TiVo’d shows.

You think I’m kidding?

I had a client once who for a spell, would “accidentally” stay
up late the nights before we met to train.

Energy levels?

THHHPPTTT.

In the toilet.

Needless to say, for that season in her life, progress was slow to
none. Just meeting me was an accomplishment. That’s why I was
there – accountability – make her get up and do something.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing convenient about working out.

It takes time, energy, and to a certain extent – moniez – you have
to buy your KBs and your workouts (the good ones – the ones
that get you results).

Oh wait, yes, yes there is something convenient about your
workouts –

– They reverse, slow, and stave off the aging process…

– They keep the doctors away when your older by keeping
joints healthy, muscles limber, and your bodily processes
functioning the way they’re designed… (Because the ol’
quadruple bypass is sooooo convenient… Strokes. Strokes
are convenient too. Especially for the family…)

– They increase the quality of your life in general – giving you
more energy in the long run to do the things you really want
to do deep inside but are stuck on the couch because you’re
exhausted from a long day of working for the man…

2. Comfortable.

There’s nothing comfortable about KB workouts. Or working
out in general.

But that’s ok.

I get it, after a long day of frustrating pencil pushing, keyboard-
pounding, the last thing you want to do is more work in the
form of swinging a KB. It’s much easier just to relax on the
couch and put your feet up.

I get it, you’re stressed out.

And you may even be feeling frustrated or overwhelmed,
borderline depressed, because life is not how you imagined
it.

The cool thing is, working out with your KBs, although

uncomfortable at the time, leads to greater long-term comfort.

How?

– Your body moves better, alleviating the aches and pains
that come from sitting for a good portion of the day.

– You have more energy – which puts you in a better mood
and puts everyone around you in a better mood. Win!

– You relieve stress, anxiety, and even depression – again
putting you in a better mood and allowing you to see
solutions to problems more clearly and identify new
opportunities.

– Working out releases endorphins, which makes you feel
better. Enough said.

– You’ll sleep better. Sleeping better slows the aging process,
increases productivity, and also aids in problem solving,
not to mention increases fat-burning. And relieving stress.

– Sleeping better increases your productivity. Increase
your productivity and you’ll increase the chances of getting
the boss’s attention – and therefore a promotion. A promotion
means more money. And more money means a better
lifestyle, retirement, and vacations.

Bottom line:

Don’t let short-term convenience and comfort rob you of
the long-term life you really want.

KB workouts don’t have to be complicated.

Nor should they be.

If you need to just get going, go do some swings and get ups.

10-15 minutes a day.

Doesn’t sound like much – let alone enough.

However, it’s the ACCUMULATION of those workouts that
produces the long-term results.

Tired of swings and get ups?

No worries.

Give the double KB exercises a shot.

(I like them better than the single exercises – can load them
up for faster results. Love me some “faster results.” How
’bout you?)

Make sure you learn how to do them correctly.

Watch the videos and use the techniques inside “Kettlebell
STRONG!”.

The best part about doing this?

Just spending time learning your double KB techniques
can be workouts in and of themselves.

Just 10-20 minutes a day is enough of a running start to
propel you to future greatness.

As one of my mentor’s always said –

“You don’t have to get it perfect. You just have to get it
going.”

So appropriate here.

Focus on your double KB technique and the workouts will
come.

Talk soon.

Geoff

P.S. You know what’s really uncomfortable?

Being trapped in your body when you get older, unable to
reverse the effects of a lifetime of “convenient and comfortable.”

Don’t let that happen to you.

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