The great thing about training is that a kettlebell (or barbell or dumbbell for that matter) doesn’t care about you. It really doesn’t. It doesn’t have prejudices or preconceived notions of who you are. The kettlebell will treat you the same regardless of whether you are White, Black, Hispanic or Asian. It doesn’t care whether you are a man or a woman or you’ve decided that you are gender neutral. It doesn’t care whether you are rich or poor. It doesn’t care if you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist or Pastafarian (that’s actually a thing, look it up). It doesn’t care if you are Straight, LGBTQ or taken a vow of celibacy. It doesn’t care whether you slept like a baby last night or if you were kept up all night by a baby with a stomach virus. It doesn’t care if you are an Alpha or Beta. It doesn’t care if you’re the apple of your parent’s eyes or that your daddy didn’t love you.
All it cares about is whether or not you showed up? All it cares about is “Did you do the work?” There are no free rides, no passes and no “Get Out Of Jail Free” cards. The gym is the one of the few places in this world where we all have the ability to build a better version of ourselves. That version is only dependent on our willingness to do the work. I know. Somebody out there is going to point out differences in genetics. Somebody is going to say that some people are just leaner than others or have better joints and leverage for getting stronger. Some people have access to better equipment (not sure that matters) or healthier food. And yes. There is truth in all of that. But you’re ability to be the best version of YOU (not the girl or guy on the cover of the photo shopped magazine) is totally dependent on you and your willingness to do the work. It’s dependent on the amount of sweat equity that you are willing to put in. I find freedom in that. I hope that doesn’t come across as preachy or arrogant. I didn’t mean it to but it was something I needed to share.