I'm not sure if I am a success story for KB
's, but I have completely changed my body and life since having started lifting KB
I have never been good at workingout. I started back in March with an 18lb KB
, I found quickly that my endurance sucked and with the 18lb it got better.
Then I advanced to the 36lb, with this one I lost about 10lbs, and my endurance got even better and I gained strength. I gained what I would call functional strength.
My fitness level as I stated above has always sucked. I could barely do 30pushes a few months ago. Now I can crank out 55. It isn't a lot, but its a big improvement. I couldn't even do 3 consecutive chin ups, now I can crank out 8.
I finally moved up to the 53lb KB
, and this one has kicked my butt. At the same time though, I am stronger than ever. It has taken me a while to just get used to this one, it is heavy and the handle is very thick.
I got the 53lb back in the middle of September. I basically try and just do the omlette and cycle it with other stuff. The one big improvement I gained with this one is that attitude of sucking it up. I finally broke my record in running. I could barely run a 9:30 to 10:00 min mile, now I'm running a 7:10 mile.
Damn, I hope I'm not boring you all. I have a bit more I want to say so bear with me.
What I have found with KB
's is that the strength it gives me is tremendous. The explosive drills and strength training make your body work as one. I love going into mosh pits at rock concerts and while I always hold my own, last months show I really was a force to be reckoned with.
Now my cal numbers still may suck, but I'm working on them by just doing them as often as possible. But the KB
's help me maintain those mininum numbers without having to do it that often.
I have come a long ways from March. I don't think I could have done it without the KB
drills and Nate and Mike Mahler and AA who have all helped me with answering questions and providing tips.
Now I just have to go take the PAST test, which is in two weeks.
I use to weigh 200lbs, now I weigh 170. I lost most of that weight in the last three months.
Sorry if I bored ya'll.