I haven’t got time to waste, have you? That’s why we’re training with kettlebells.
As soon as an athlete of mine so much as lifts a kettlebell off the floor – they are engaging their core and working those abs in standing position. After a 1/2 hour of kettlebell swings, presses, squats, windmills, and snatches, their entire body from the muscles in your feet to their teeth (if that’s even possible) is SMOKED!!!
If I suggest that we now proceed to work abs, I’m likely to get a towel thrown in my face, because that person KNOWS that they are DONE.
Across the gym, someone else is poking along with their split routine, sitting down like they do at the office (why is this even allowed in places where exercise is performed?) working out one muscle group at a time. If they’re on leg day, my athlete is on their 3rd leg day of the week. And if they have decided that they now have 10 minutes left to work abs, we’ve already been hitting abs for 1/2 hour straight (someone please come mop the sweat from the floor around us!) as an iron core is required in all sports, and all activities that leave out the word “GYM”.
Like a soccer player, there’s no part of their body that goes unchallenged. And there’s none of this “I didn’t get to work on my core as much as I wanted today, but definitely got a nice pump!” Sorry!
They won’t be playing the “Gladiator” soundtrack when you walk into the office either (or you won’t in your own head), because you will be just be one more wiry, badass in a suit – with nothing to brag about. Sorry to take all of that away. So yes, all you big GYM RATS need a reality check; practice like you play when training with kettlebells, step into their room with me for 5 minutes, please.
Trained directly by Pavel, Karen Smith is the only female Master SFG in the world. She will be my instructor for SFG I certification in Santa Cruz this November.