The Evolution of Strength

I’ve always prided myself on being strong.

When I hit my first 32kg kettlebell snatch I knew I could do more. When I deadlifted 295lbs for the first time I knew that one day I’d do more. When I finally got that 40kg turkish get up, I still wanted more.

I’m so thankful to get to work with this group of women at the gym so closely on their strength training. To see where they started with their training…then to see where they are today puts a huge smile on my face.

I’ve written about it before, I’ve mentioned it on the Urban Athlete website, I love it when the people I work with see what their potential is…the look on their face when they’ve done something they’ve never thought about doing (or only dreamed about doing before) it’s amazing, it’s beautiful, it’s empowering, and it puts a smile on my face. (I know, the second smile…that means I mean it!)

In fact, my good friend, Alicia, had an awesome training session just yesterday, and she did the best push ups I’ve seen her do, and she couldn’t believe how happy I was for her. It’s a milestone.

Watching people do things they never even thought about doing before is absolutely breathtaking.

Here’s a video (it’s a little long) of three different women on strength training programs, and their progress with the Turkish Get Up.

I’m proud of their efforts. Great work ladies!

Something About Strong

Over the past month and a half I’ve taken on writing some strength training programs for some of my clients, and I don’t mean the everyday I just want to get through life type of getting strong, but rather strength training programs where some of these women are well on their way to snatching half their bodyweight.

That’s impressive!

It’s also empowering.

Not to mention, it’s beautiful.

80lbs Turkish Get Up

80lbs Turkish Get Up

There’s something about being strong that makes you feel a certain sense of accomplishment…and pride.

The emotions and feelings attached with strength are almost speechless.

You know you’ve worked hard to get where you are. It’s a battle worth fighting for.