“It is just too much work for them.” That was the response I couldn’t believe hearing six years ago when I interviewed Pavel Tsatsouline with Senior DVRT instructor, Troy Anderson. Pavel is the gentleman for bringing back the popularity of kettlebells to fitness. What was the question?
We asked Pavel if he thought kettlebells were going to be a slam dunk in re-introducing them to Americans and the world. Surely he was going to talk about his complete belief in the success of kettlebells making a come back. However, instead we heard a very different response.
Pavel was actually very hesitant to do this whole “kettlebell project” because he never thought he would be accepted. In his mind, kettlebell training was just more work than most wanted to put into their fitness training. It was too demanding and even though people say they want results, he doubted their capability of doing real hard work.
Of course kettlebells have become very much an accepted form of training. So, I had thought maybe Pavel was wrong in his opinion that people were not ready to work hard to achieve their goals. However, fast forward six years and I almost found myself having the same exact conversation, but about our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training system.
Recently at a conference I got to speak with renown fitness coach, Alwyn Cosgrove. Being a best-selling author, contributor to just about every fitness magazine, having one of the most successful gyms in the US is the short list of Alwyn’s achievements.
I felt fortunate to get to brainstorm with Alwyn for a few minutes and of course we had to talk about DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training. Alwyn has been a great supporter of our program almost from the start, he and his Results Fitness staff just seemed to “get it”.
Alwyn had asked me how our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training program was being received by more and more fitness professionals. I said, “some get it, others don’t” The biggest obstacle I told him? “They are fixated on the number”. I explained people still have a hard time believing that a lower number in DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training can deliver a better result than what they are use to seeing on the barbell or other strength training tools.
“B.S.” Alwyn said! I was like huh? I live and breathe DVRT Ultimate Sandbag training, I know what people say. He admitted that people may be saying that, but people always don’t mean what they say. Quickly Alwyn told me the story of his brother who could easily rep out clean and presses with a 100 pound barbell, but was barely even able to pick up a 100 pound USB!
“The uneducated trainer would say lifting a 135 pound barbell has to be better than Ultimate Sandbag Training because it is heavier. However, that same trainer can barely lift an 100 pound USB. That tells me that a 100 USB does more for your body than that 135 pound barbell. I want to maximize my training time not chase insignificant numbers.”
Wanting to slap myself on the forehead, it made so much sense to me. People try to find reasons not to do the more difficult training. In this case, people make all sorts of excuses why DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training shouldn’t work, but they know it does, it just a lot of WORK!
When I make lofty claims about the power of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training it is never made with the promise of not working hard! A big reason that DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is so darn effective is that it just works the body in a way nothing else can even match, sorry not marketing, it is truth!
We know this because ANYONE that goes through a DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout finds out instantly this to be true. Now, I didn’t say everyone that goes through a DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout sticks with it! In fact, there are going to be a good number of people that find DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workouts just too much effort.
They will go back to whatever they are use to and comfortable with. That is the difference though, great results do require serious work.
Now I can’t help but think when people ask me, “does DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training actually work?” but think is that REALLY their question? I think the question is are you ready to put forth the real work that DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training takes. So, are you?