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The One Attribute That Underpins All Others

Short post today.

In yesterday’s email I talked about attitude and the development of it.

The attitude I look fro in my clients comes from my background in the martial arts.

It’s an attitude of tenacity.

It’s what you need for those times when the going gets tough.

Be it a fight, a self defence situation, the last few minutes of a game, getting to the top of that climb.

It doesn’t matter what the situation, you want to have the mindset that you will finish.

You will do the job in front of you.

And that’s one of, if not THE reason I train.

Nothing to do with big muscles.

Nothing to do with fat loss.

Hell, fat loss is more about diet than it is exercise.

What we look for, what we train for and what we aim to achieve is tenacity.

As a training tool, a kettlebell is as good as they get for building this attribute.

The ballistic lifts especially.

Last night in our advanced class we finished with a swing workout that encouraged, no, required that tenacious attitude.

We lined up the kettlebells, 8, 12,16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 40, 36, 32, 28, 24, 20, 16, 12, 8

We did 10 reps of 2 handed swings on each bell with no rest. Then straight into 1 handed swings, all the way up and down with the left hand only. Then again with the right.

Thats 540 swings non stop.

12,960kg’s lifted.

All without stopping.

This is a finisher to be done after the strength portion of the training, don’t go into it fresh, that’s not the point.

It’s about being in the hole and pulling yourself out of it.

It’s about tenacity.

Are you game?

Now about that self defence situation mentioned above, find out more about that here: 


Dave Hedges

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