Why “Conventional Wisdom” Is Wrong (The “Kettlebell Truth”)

It’s so funny – when I started “preaching” the message back
in April of 2010 that you need to be strong first in order
to lose fat, no one believed me.

On the surface, it just didn’t make sense.

Zero.

Why?

Because it was the opposite of what “conventional wisdom”
espouses.

Well you know what?

When you use conventional means, you get conventional
results.

Conventional wisdom espouses the use of high[er] reps.
This mentality makes and keeps you sore, decreasing
your force production, which is what burns calories.

Kettlebell truth espouses the use of lower reps and high
force output.
High force output uses lots of energy –
which is where your excess calories are burned.

Conventional wisdom chases fatigue.

Training to exhaustion becomes the standard by which
you measure a “good workout.”

Kettlebell truth acknowledges fatigue occurs, but seeks to
manage it as best as possible
.

This again allows for high force output, which is how
you get stronger and do more work, which is how you
use more energy (burn more calories).

Conventional wisdom chases quantity numbers, with
very little regard for proper technique.

This usually leads to injury, which is the surest way to
stop your fat loss dead in its tracks.

Kettlebell truth chases quality reps, where form is intact,
making the body’s neural pathways stronger and
stronger.

This keeps workouts safe, and makes you strong, which
again means you can do more work, which means
you burn more calories, which you cannot do when you
are injured.

Conventional wisdom throws together workouts with very
little regard for how one exercise affects any other.

It’s just “work for work’s sake.”

Kettlebell truth designs programs, where each session’s
exercises are designed to enhance each others performance.

This means that you actually get stronger throughout the
workout, many times finishing on a high note, rather than
feeling “destroyed.”

Conventional wisdom focuses on getting a “good workout.”

The workout itself becomes the goal, not the results the
workout is supposed to produce. How short-sighted.

Kettlebell truth focuses on getting results through proper
program design that respects the body’s adaptation
processes.

That way the results come naturally.

The Kettlebell Truth is, the crowd is always wrong.

Do the opposite of the herd.

Train for strength.

Train as explosively as possible.

Learn to manage your fatigue.

These are the principles that will get you strong.

These are the principles that will get you lean.

Ignore them at your own peril – to your own detriment.

When you’re tired of following the crowd and using “conventional
wisdom” Click Here.

Talk soon.

Geoff

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