Or Your Invitation To The Pooding Club
One of my golden rules is that I’ll never ask – or worse, teach – a student to do something that I can’t do.
That doesn’t mean in terms of strength or reps, but in terms of technique, relevance, and safety.
So, with that in mind, I’m about to carry out a test on myself before making a programme available to you.
Read that again.
I’m not going to sell you a programme, I’m going to give it to you.
Why would I do that?
Because, unlike most trainers, I’m not interested in making money from you, I’m just interested in spreading Kettlebell love.
It’s the mission of all the trainers here at Sparta and the Coventry Kettlebell Centre to get as many people as possible using Kettlebells effectively, safely, and most importantly, to get people fitter, healthier and stronger through their use.
This sounds great, Craig, but how do I get my free programme, and what’s the test you’re going to perform on yourself?
Two good questions.
But let me ask you two questions first…
Firstly, have you ever heard a Kettlebell referred to as a ‘handheld’ gym?
I’m guessing you have, as it’s a tagline commonly used by Kettlebell coaches to instantly get across one of the main virtues of the Kettlebell; it’s universal adaptability.
Secondly, and this is more important, do you actually believe it’s true?
Sadly, the reality of Kettlebell use in most gyms and studios is that they’re used either as a cardio finisher (often with dangerously bad form), or a novelty to entertain a client when his or her PT is stuck for other ideas (as I discussed, here, last week).
But what if you really could train your whole body, for strength, aesthetics, endurance and fat loss, using just this one piece of equipment?
No more gym fees, no more PT fees.
That’s a saving of anything from £25 to about £200/month.
You can thank me later.
To get back to your original question, here’s what I’m going to do:
Starting on Monday 5th November, and lasting for the next four weeks, my training will consist entirely of Kettlebell training with a single 1.5 pood* bell, and some bodyweight exercises.
*a pood is the original Russian weight that Kettlebell size was measured in. Click HERE for more information on the humble pood (and now you understand my hilarious ‘Pooding Club’ joke, yes?)
In other words, training that you could do at home, in the park, or even in your lunch hour at work.
I’ve planned four weeks of programming, which I’ll be modifying if necessary as I go along.
Upon completion, I’ll be producing a free e-book detailing the programme, including adaptations to suit your strength and fitness levels.
This will be available ready for the start of January to anyone who follows my progress and requests a copy.
Because I won’t complete this programme myself until the end of November, then I’ll write it up properly, and mail it out to those who’ve registered their interest. Also, it’s a programme run over four consecutive weeks, so December really isn’t the ideal time to start it.
So, if you’re ready for a great start to 2019 simply email me and I’ll send your free programme before the end of December. That also gives you chance to mail me back with any queries you may have before you start.
When you email me, I’ll send you a link to an exclusive blog that I’ll be updating every few days to chart my progress, so you’ll be part of your own programme as it evolves and develops.
Finally, don’t worry, if you’d like to get involved but don’t know how to use a Kettlebell… I have some exciting news for you at the end of the month - register for your exclusive blog link before the end of November so you don’t miss out!
If you follow this blog regularly, you’ll remember that a few weeks ago I promised a return to the old school philosophy that I founded Sparta with.
Here’s the proof of that statement
We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk…and we’d love you to walk with us.
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