Kettlebells with Karen Smith, Master SFG

I had the honor of asking my friend and fellow SFG (StrongFirst) Kettlebell instructor, Karen Smith, some questions about her fitness journey, her current training routine, how she got started with Kettlebells, and what keeps her coming back to the gym for more.

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Time Under Tension

Most training programs I see these days focus mainly on exercise selection. Exercise selection is key when it comes to a thorough and successful program. Progressing a client through a program is a bit of an art form. It takes experience, and lots of trial and error to figure out what works.

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Bikini Body Rebellion

In the past, I would have criticized my body and promised myself an endless amount of cardio and a limited amount of calories to be able to wear the bikinis I was buying. Not fun (nor healthy)…
I think this entire Bikini and Summer Body sales job is just another way to shame women into hating their bodies and making us feel like we need all the quick fixes to feel worthy to wear a bikini. I’m calling Bullshit on the whole thing, and I think you should too.

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