Kettlebells And Mental Toughness…
In the world of strength and conditioning I always like to touch on the characteristic of mental toughness. Today I’m going to talk about how this particular trait goes hand in hand with kettlebell training and the successful mindset of fitness in general. Keep on reading if I have your attention.
There is Perception And Then There Is Reality…
After being in the fitness business now for well over 10 years I am still amazed at the way people are influenced when it comes to training and appearance. Everyone gets so hung up on the appearance of the guy on the cover of Men’s Health or how wonderful the trainers are on the Biggest Loser. This is all a big steaming heaping pile of of bull crap. Now I’m not saying that the men and women on the cover of the health magazines aren’t legitimately fit, but they are put in the most ideal situations to look good for the working cameras. The same thing goes for the actors on the Biggest Loser.
This is why I want to talk to you about kettlebells and mental toughness. When looking at the world of kettlebell training I am going to help you to distinguish the difference between perception and reality. To begin, kettlebells are a tremendous way to train your body and to help you to achieve a super high level of fitness that could even mimic the appearance of the man or woman on the cover of the Men’s Health magazine and beyond. Of course, this would be done without the need for all of the cameras and makeup.
Kettlebell training is a very dynamic style of strength and conditioning. The movements involved in this style of training require focus and consistent practice from the committed lifter. In order to master even the most basic lifts, or any properly applied strength training method for that matter, requires an understanding of both technique and “feel.” What “feels” the most natural can very well qualify as being the most correct method of lifting to the most experienced, but in order to know this you have got to consistently practice.
The mere act of practicing with a dynamic tool such as kettlebells can fatigue you in a hurry. The movements are generally whole body and the resistance of the bell is quick to elevate your level of physical exertion. In order to continue succeeding in your learning curve you’ve got to be mentally tough! That’s right, mental toughness is also a required trait for anyone looking to learn about kettlebell training. This practice requires focus, but the challenge of both learning and “doing” is something that is quick to “thin the herd” of all the kettlebell wannabes.
The key thing to remember is that when you look at something that is appealing you’ve got to understand that you are more than likely looking at many hours, days, or even months of hard work. This is true with anything in life. When you watch a good movie remember that it wasn’t produced, shot, and edited the day before. It was more than likely a project that took some hard work and quality time. Developing your ideal body requires the same thing, but kettlebells will provide you with a tremendous stage for doing this and the toughness of your mental state will determine how much you shine on that stage!
Kettlebells have certainly enhanced my mental toughness along with my physical appearance and performance. Since I started training with them they have significantly improved my metabolism, cardiovascular conditioning, and mobility. I am stronger now that I probably ever have been from head to toe and I’m always told that I have a very “solid” look! There is no reason you shouldn’t be where you want to be either. If you are mentally tough and love challenging yourself then let me help you out by offering you to join my emailing list here for FREE. When you do you will also receive my FREE training guide the 10 Step Method To Strength: Mastering The One Arm One Legged Push Up! Remember that most anyone can train hard, but only the best train smart my friend.