A lot of people have asked me what the big deal is with kettlebells. Really there is nothing magic about them. Unfortunately (or fortunately) they are the latest and greatest fitness fad and I see all manner of folks who go out, buy a kettlebell and for most of these people the kettlebell is about to become an expensive doorstop that joins the clothes hanger that was supposed to be a treadmill. You get the idea.
Effort equals results over time. If you want to lose fat you need to oxidize more calories than you consume. If you want to press a lot than you have to press often and a lot. But for most of us, we read this "Lose 12 inches in 12 days" crap and they get frustrated. Deep down everyone who wastes money on these programs knows its bunk but when they buy it and nothing happens except a thinning of the wallet than they can blame the "wallet thinner" and not take any of the blame themselves.
Kettlebells may not be for you if you aren't willing to pay a price. If pilates, yoga, dumbells, barbells, machines etc haven't been for you then don't waste time with kettlebells. The price can be heavy. I work my butt off and I get results. Now, I'm not you and you're not me so don't misunderstand me here. Check it out though. I reverse engineer everything I do. I write down my goal and when I want to accomplish it. Then I figure out what I need to do in the meantime to get it done. Just mapped it out for the next 12 months. Did it yesterday. I mapped out rest (thanks StrongSarah
), work, results. I have it all wrapped up in a neat little package. What are the chances of success? Pretty good.
Now I am pretty crazy so don't mistake what I've done for what you should do. Just keep it in mind. That's all. It's simple and hard. Not easy but worth it. What price are you paying?
Sandy Sommer, RKC
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