The struggle is real

The struggle is real

Ever struggle with “finding time” to workout or “getting a good workout in”?

You’re not alone.

And that’s important to know, because many times we feel like there’s “something wrong with us” because of our struggle, but there’s no one who “gets it.”

Look, I got this email from Chris the other day:

Hi Geoff,

My #1 roadblock is time. I work overnight emergency medicine and live 10 miles from the nearest gym. 30 minutes round trip plus cardio and lifting means sometimes 1.5-2 hours of time with only 12 hours off.

Chris K.

We have been indoctrinated to think that we “need” 1-2 hours a day to workout.

We have been indoctrinated to think that we “need” to train like “bodybuilders” or “elite athletes.”

We are now currently being indoctrinated that workouts, exercise, and training is only “good” if it’s done certain ways.

This is why the kettlebell is the “Great Equalizer.”

It levels the playing field, destroys preconceived notions about what the “experts” say, and yields a MASSIVE ROI (Return On Investment) for the little time you invest using it.

When used correctly, the kettlebell is a “Force Multiplier.”

What’s that?

It’s a form of leverage that speeds up your results – the same amount or more work is done faster with less effort.

Examples

A cordless nail gun replaces a hammer. 

The car replaces the horse and buggy.

Air-to-air refueling keeps military aircraft patrolling the skies longer.

The kettlebell or several kettlebells replace:

[1]  A gym membership

[2]  Cardio machines

[3]  Weight machines

[4]  A barbell

[5]  Dumbbells

All you need to do is use them correctly.

(You don’t scramble eggs with a nail gun.)

Want to get stronger and build some muscle?

10-20 minutes of KB Clean + Presses and/or Front Squats or even TGUs can do that for you.

Want to burn off body fat?

10-20 minutes of KB Swings, Snatches, or Clean + Jerks can do that for you.

Want to improve your VO2Max?

10-20 minutes of KB Swings, Snatches, or Jerks can do that for you.

Want to improve your flexibility or mobility?

10-20 minutes of KB TGUs, Goblet Squats, or even Windmills can do that for you.

Want to train all those at once? 

10-20 minutes of KB Complexes can do that for you.

Want to look like Ah-nold or some other Mr. Olympia? 

You should’ve started when you were 18 and been using steroids this whole time.

The truth is you can make and see measurable, visible results in your fitness, health, and way your body looks –

Less stomach fat.

Smaller love handles.

Looser clothes.

[More] Muscle definition.

And do it in a maximum of 3x 30-minute sessions a week.

All it takes is:

[1]  Belief that you can

[2]  The willingness to “make the time”

[3]  The right KB training program

That may be hard to believe.

So, I’ll leave a link in the description below for “proof.”

https://chasingstrength.com/reviews/

Remember, the good news is, there’s an end to the struggle – a light at the end of the tunnel – if you want it.

And if you already “know all that?”

Well, hopefully this video just encouraged you to keep on keeping on. ;-]

And if you need some ideas for kettlebell workout programs to meet your goals, I’ll leave links in the description below for some that will help you out.

Stay Strong,

Geoff

SWING HARD! https://salutis.kartra.com/page/SWING-HARD-2 

  • 10 x “Swing Only” programs
  • 3x week, 15 to 30-minute workouts
  • Exercises used: 2-H Swing, 1-H Swing

Kettlebell GHFL https://go.chasingstrength.com/kettlebell-ghfl-4/ 

  • 12-week program
  • 3x week, 20 to 30-minute workouts
  • Exercises used, Novice: 2-H Swing, 1-H Swing
  • Exercises used, Intermediate: Snatch, Single KB Thruster (Front Squat-to-Press)
  • Exercises used, Advanced: Double KB Snatch, Double KB Thruster, Double KB Clean + Push Press, Double KB Clean + Jerk

The King-Sized Killer https://cart.chasingstrength.com/ksk2 

  • 3x “Snatch Only” programs
  • 3x week, 20 minute workouts
  • Exercises used: Snatch

‘THE GIANT’ https://chasingstrength.com/giant-app/ 

  • 5x “Clean + Press Only” programs
  • 3x week, 20 to 30 minutes
  • Exercises used: Single KB Clean + Press, Double KB Clean + Press

 Kettlebell HARD! https://cart.chasingstrength.com/hard3b 

  • 20x 6-12-week kettlebell complex programs
  • 18x 6-12 week kettlebell “flow” / “chain” programs
  • 3x week, 15 to 30 minutes a day
  • Exercises used: Swing, Clean, FSQ, Row, Press, Push Press, Jerk, Snatch
  • Double kettlebell

Kettlebell W.O.D. https://salutis.kartra.com/page/Iyq450 

  • 53 weeks of progressively more challenging programming
  • 5x week, 5 minute warm up, 15-minute workouts
  • Exercises used: All of them 🙂
  • Single and Double kettlebell, bodyweight

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