Being in the fitness business now for over 15 years I can tell you that it’s one tough industry. There is no doubt that to succeed in this industry an individual must grind and be willing to accept the fact that they are going to have to do a lot of things that are uncomfortable in order to succeed. This is so true in this industry and it certainly makes for a greater metaphor for running a business in this particular industry. With that being said today I’m going to talk about three different kettlebell movements that may cause a little discomfort, but yield you some great results.
So I’m sure you’ve had those days where you walk into the weight room knowing it’s squat day and you feel tight as hell and realize that you need to work to mobilize your hips, knees, and ankles. After 8 hours of a stressful workday, a long commute in the car, and too much Netflix in the evening it’s easy to fall into the trap of getting that all too common hip, knee, and ankle immobility that can train wreck your squat day.
Regret kills the spirit. It’s like the old saying goes we will regret the things we don’t do more than the things we do. Sure you can make the argument that bad decisions in your life were decisions that you had rather not made, but had you never made them you would never learn, you would never understand correct alternatives, and you wouldn’t be able to advance in your life anywhere forward than your current standing.
You see regret is something that seeds in quietly and doesn’t rear its ugly head until you reach a point in your life where life reveals to you the realization that the opportunity that you walked away from was the biggest mistake of all. You can’t avoid it, it’s life.
For starters I don’t want to sound like I’m trying to nitpick with the semantics here, but I want to point out the difference between conditioning and general cardio. Sure leisurely cardio is definitely a form of conditioning, but then there is a type of conditioning that you can structure to have a major impact on your fitness game.
Interval based cardio with a structured and systematic approach to acquiring a high level of conditioning is the way to go if you’re looking to prepare yourself for a specific purpose, or to condition yourself in a way that is truly impactful. This is where we move from general cardio to purposeful conditioning. Keep on reading to understand where I’m going with this.
- Do you implement strength moves that are a bit unconventional and go against the status quo?
- Does your strength program help to improve your overall physical function?
- Do you like incorporating different strength moves to help challenge you in different ways?
The key to a quality strength program is being able to utilize what tools and strength moves you have at your disposal to get the job done. This can range from equipment to knowledge, but regardless of the tools the principles of acquiring an optimal level of strength and mobility should be based on incorporating movements to benefit your body’s overall function. After all, form always follows function. Now buckle your chinstrap and get to work with these unique strength moves to elevate your functional fitness.