The “Best” vs. “Optimal” Kettlebell Workouts? Here’s the difference…

The “Best” vs. “Optimal” Kettlebell Workouts? Here’s the difference…

Just got done with a day packed full of client calls and thought I’d pass along an idea that several of my clients and I discussed that can help you “nail down” the “best” workout plan for you.

“Best” is a relative term.

“Optimal” comes in two variations:

Objective and Subjective.

For example: 

“Optimal Objective” means you train power, then max strength then endurance.

But what happens if you don’t have time and/or energy to do it in that order? 

You have a late meeting or missed a night of sleep because your kid was sick and you had to help him/her out?

You do “best” or “Optimal Subjective” which means you do what you can, without “punting” your training.

For example, you do some endurance work – like going for a 15-20 minute walk, or 10 minutes of OTM Swings first thing in the morning.

Then, you grab 15 minutes of strength work when you get home after work just before dinner.

Not “optimal” but it’s “best” for your current situation.

This sort of thing is especially prevalent this time of year.

It’s critically important to realize that it’s not what Joe Expert or Dr. Scientificals or Donny Former-Pro-Athlete says you “should” do that matters… 

But what you can actually do consistently that counts in both the short and the long run.

Especially during this season – this time of year.

Now please excuse me – I have to go grab my training session before my son gets home from gymnastics and it’s dinner time.

Push Presses / Jerks and Front Squats on the menu tonight.

Stay Strong,


P.S. Most of us will get leaner, stronger, and better conditioned “only” training 20 to 40 minutes a day, 3 days per week.

But I recognize that others like to train more – that’s optimal for them.

Here’s a 4-day a week program that lots of guys are loving.

And here’s a 3-day a week program that has a 6-day a week variation for stripping off body fat.

And if you’re one of those people who needs HARD workouts to “bust stress,” you’ll really enjoy these.

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