I want to take the time to discuss my recent physical I received at the Fire Department this year. It was my best physical to date!! I weighed in at just over 180lbs and was asked on two separate occasions if I was a runner. When I stated “no” the x-ray tech doing my chest x-ray said “you have long lungs”. I didn’t even know “long lungs” existed! She stated they normally see that attribute in runners. My reply was simple “I don’t run a lot, but I do Kettlebell Training”. After that I spent time with the N.P. and she reviewed my blood work with me and remarked how it was outstanding. My HDL (Healthy Cholesterol) went up 6 points and my LDL (Lethal) went down. My fasting blood sugar was 80 (and I didn’t fast!) and my b.p. was 100/64 with a resting heart rate of 54. She asked me what I was doing and I told her “I do kettlebell training”. My spirometer test (breathing) was off the charts and she remarked that I must be a runner. At the end she said to “keep doing what you are doing, it is working”. Again, I train with Kettlebells. Nothing fancy or elaborate. Simply Sinister as Pavel would say.
Coach, I think it is important that I share this information so people know this training provides true and real benefits that you don’t always “see” in our training system. I do train hard and I watch my diet, but I still have ice cream and pizza. I just do it in moderation, so I can enjoy it without the regret that comes with it. I work on my breathing while in class and I constantly try and push myself to be better and stronger. I am not worried about keeping up with the next guy, I am worried about keeping up with me!
With the supplements that I use through Beverly International and the training I receive at your facility I have raised the bar for my own physical health in the areas I don’t physically see!
Engine 82 C-Shift
Wayne Township Fire Department
Indianapolis, IN 46241