Exercising and having a good physique in today’s world is a status symbol. It is so easy to get ahead in the world when everyone on the planet is eating junk, not exercising, and not even trying to better themselves in simple ways. Not you though. You are here to live the best life you possibly can.
Training and exercise these days should be more than just looking bulky and lifting heavy weights. Our bodies have evolved for use to run, jump, move around, and be athletic. It is about time that you start doing the same so you can not only look great but feel that way too.
Kettlebell Workouts for Enhanced Mobility and Functionality:
Kettlebells are not new.
They are the best way to promote mobility and movement with a hint of getting stronger along the way. Many people as they age choose to start lifting wit kettlebells because it is better on the joints and has that built-in feature of working both cardio and strength training. Building muscle with kettlebells is done the same way that you would build with barbells, you are just approaching it a little differently and have noticeably different results.
The Power of Kettlebells
Having a couple of kettlebells in your home is a game-changer for those looking to make the most out of their day. It is so simple to work various muscle groups (like legs, back, chest, shoulders, and core) in a matter of minutes. The versatility of kettlebells should not go unnoticed and is something that we personally love about this form of exercise.
Simply doing kettlebell swings is as a form of exercise will get you noticeably different results in terms of muscle and strength in a fraction of the time as you would if you had to work the same muscle groups at the gym. Building out a little space for you to get quick 30-minute workout sessions in your own time has been a game-changer for all the people that we have helped.
Functional Strength Building
Kettlebell training has an emphasis on functional movements that translate to something that we personally train, the combat sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. BJJ and kettlebell training have this harmonious synergy that you cannot find anywhere else right now other than maybe a CrossFit gym.
It all just hit differently.
We firmly beleieve (like we stated earlier) that we evolved to be running, jumping, and athletic beings that have the ability to move around in a more nimble way. Kettlebell exercising and Brazilian jiu-jitsu help with both of these points and hit a very primal part of our body that most people are unaware of at this moment.
There is a reason why they both have been gaining so much popularity over the years!
Combat Sports Conditioning: Elevating Your Fitness Game
Combat sports are having their moment in our culture at this time and we are just in the early stages of this. It is our belief that MMA and BJJ will be the biggest sports in the next decade and replicate what CrossFit did to the fitness industry. We have been seeing the number of people that train BJJ explode over the past couple of years and there is still so much more room for growth.
Grappling and BJJ for Total Body Conditioning:
Grappling, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is an incredible workout that not only is conditioning the body but also strengthen your mind and muscles. Yes, it is our understanding that BJJ is not something that everyone will love doing but if you are least interest in some way shape or form you should give it a try to see if it is up your alley.
If you want to be in the best shape of your life and be a beast, cross-training is your best friend. Lifting weights and doing strength exercises with something like kettlebells and adding in the combat sport of BJJ will be the recipe to get you that shredded look you have been wanting all your life.
Many adults who train notice a complete shift in their mentality and their physical appearance in less than 6 months.
Mental Toughness and Discipline
Engaging in combat sports is hard.
We will not lie to you about that one. It is not easy to go to train and potentially get beat up by people who know what they are doing but that is the beauty in this. There are so many parallels to life that BJJ has to offer those who train.
When life gets hard and beats you up, how are you going to react. Will you whimper over like a dog and just let it continue to beat you up? Or will you stand up and fight back and give it your all?
When your job gets hard, will you just quit? What about when you want to learn a new skill, will you give up at the first signs of failure? As a human, you need to know your limits and push yourself to them frequently so you can know what you are made of. You are capable of so much more than you think and BJJ will open you mind to this idea.
Build the discipline and mental toughness it takes to get through hardships in life on the mats. It truly helps in ways you could not understand by sitting on the sidelines.
Advanced Recovery Techniques: Nurturing Your Body for Optimal Performance
When you start incorporating more exercise into your routine the need for you to take recovery more seriously goes up dramatically. Nutrition, rest, stretching, and recovery becomes a staple priority in your routine that you will need to pay a keen eye to.
Cold Plunging for Rapid Recovery
The latest trend in the health and wellness industry has been cold plunging. Every where you look people are learning more and more about the benefits associated with getting your body submerged in cold water. Cold plunge tubs are expensive though, so if you are seriously considering this as a way to recover you may need to ready up for the investment into a good device.
If the investment is not something you can do right now, there are still many ways to do it pretty much on any budget. The benefits of cold plunging are well recorded and noticed not only in other people but in our personal lives. You should be submerging your body (up to your neck) in water that is around 45°F – 55°F for ideal results.
The key here is to build a new habit that continues to pay dividends in terms of keeping you healthy and able to move around in a functional way.
Long-Term Athleticism: Sustainable Practices for a Lifetime
Our bodies were meant to move around and do hard things. When we take the time to enhance the way we exercise everything changes for the better. You have more energy, you are more motivated, you are more happy, and you get more done.
Building your athleticism with sustainable practices like the ones listed above only allows you to live a more fulfilling life that results in your being in the best possible shape.