In the Academy of Strength classes I take at my local gym, there is a portion of the class devoted to kettlebell training. If you don’t know what kettlebells are, run far, far away. Haha. No, I’m just kidding. It’s a great workout, but be prepared to get your butt kicked.
The other day in class we were carrying kettlebells around the indoor track. But, we weren’t just walking around the track.. no, we were doing squats the entire way around. It was painful to say the least. And the closer I got to the end, the more and more I wanted to give up. The weight was so heavy and it was weighing me down on my knees more than I ever wanted it to. I could have paid someone to carry that weight for me.. anything to not have to bear the weight of that kettlebell alone. It was becoming unbearable. My hands were burning…my thighs were throbbing… my calves were screaming for help.. I was sweating profusely (oh wait, you probably didn’t want to know that…). But, I didn’t give up…. I stuck it out and made it all the way around. Continue reading