Kettlebells = Skinny Strong

This month at Synergy Kettlebell Training we're focusing on a series I'm calling "Skinny Strong". The goal is to get as strong as we possibly can and all without putting on any mass. In fact we want to get both skinnier and stronger at the exact same time. That's exactly the type of strength that Kettlebells give.

Most women, and more and more even men, don't want to bulk up. That's just not how most people want to be. Yeah sure when you're an 18-22 year old male looking to impress the ladies with your ripped abs, juiced biceps, and widepecs, but is that really complimentary to how life really is? Do beach muscles provide functional strength that can be applied to our every day living? Do preacher curls, pec decs, lat pulldowns, leg extensions, and elliptical machines do a body good? Is it cool having mere aesthetics without the full use of them and when asked to run across the street you get out of breath before you hit the curb? Is that really a good thing? Wellllllll I don't think so!

Of course BOTH genetics and your nutrition DEFINITELY play a HUGE part in how your body will develop, but when training Kettlebell Sport style you won't have to worry about packing on pounds or getting bulky. In fact added muscle and bulk is actually quite cumbersome to the movements: Snatch, Jerk, & Long Cycle. So being Skinny Strong is very complimentary to moving Kettlebells.

Problem: weakness and flab. Solution: Kettlebell Training = Skinny Strong and a super fit body that won't ever quit on you!

More to come on being Skinny Strong with Kettlebells in future posts. Next up is learning how to be Skinny Strong by playing with the Kettlebell Jerk. Ok I'll stay away from the mirrors. LOL

In the pics above you'll see one of my friends, and fellow Kettlebell Sport lifter (who achieved her Candidate Master of Sport ranking earlier this year), Johanna Funk and the Ice Chamber Girls.