Monday, 17 August 2009

Remember your first day of kettlebell training?

Do you remember you first KB session? The exercises were strange, they seemed to go on forever (2 or 3 minutes!), hard to co-ordinate.. etc? Do you remember how much you ached over the next few days? How tight your hamstrings were? How sore your bum was? That your abs were on fire and the small of your back felt like a rhino had run you over? Then a few weeks later, several sessions later, how you grew accustomed to the new exercises, how you began to love them, and how exhilerated you felt after a good workout? Well it's time to get those feelings back - all of them! I want you to feel like the exercises are alien. I want you to feel aches in places you didn't know you had. I want you to feel like you've been run over by a rhino.

Don't settle for mediocrity. Don't allow yourself to slip comfortably into knowing the basic KB drills and just going through the motions. Next time grab an unusually large KB and go for it! Really push the pace and make yourself work for something worthwhile. Do not fade to grey in the background, grab your KB, rise up and go for it!

Remember, "Challenge Everything - especially yourself."