Continuing on from last time…
Kettlebell training is about MASTERY.
And if you stick to one weight and master it, you actually go through a natural physical progression with just that single weight…
First, you can only do 1-5 reps per exercise because you’re learning the technique.
You stop after no more than 5 reps because you take a “practice” mentality.
You’re practicing the skill of strength.
Ironically, staying in that 1-5 rep range with adequate rest is the exact recipe to get strong.
So you automatically start in a strength phase.
Then, as you start to get stronger – and thus can do more reps – you notice that you’re shirts are starting to get a little tighter around the arms and shoulders.
You’re in the 8-10 rep range now.
Could it be because you’re doing MORE WORK with THE SAME WEIGHT?
As you progress, the usual 8-10 reps starts to get easy.
So you figure you need another challenge.
And you think to yourself…
“Right now I can do 5 sets of 10 reps (50 reps per side) of Cleans & Presses in about 25 minutes.
I wonder what would happen if I tried to cut that down and aim to do it 15 minutes?”
So you take the next couple of months and work your time down and can now do 50 reps per side of C&Ps in 15 minutes.
And you notice that not only does your shirt fit a little tighter up top, but your pants are a lot looser around the waist now.
Basically what just happened was you went through a STRENGTH phase (1-5 reps, lots of rest)…
…to a HYPERTROPHY phase (6-10 reps, more volume)
…to a Work Capacity/Fat Loss/Metabolic/Endurance Phase (6-10 reps, same volume, just done in less time than before)
….ALL WITH THE SAME WEIGHT.
The point is to have a BIG PICTURE OUTLOOK
(that’s the difference between being on a program and just “working out”)
Take a look at where you are now and where you started.
That’s why you can train with ONE GOOD QUALITY kettlebell and still get a myriad of benefits.
BUT not all kettlebells are created equal…
Which brings me to my initial question…
“What is the best brand kettlebell?”
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As always, have a STRONG Day!