In a previous post CLICK I said that based upon the demands in my life I prefer kettlebells because “good enough for me” strength training as often as I want is better than “perfect but rare” strength training twice a week.
I am pleased to report that I now have the time and the appropriate gym access to begin barbell training. I have been reading, researching, studying, and consulting the most knowledgeable people I can. I have a good plan with built-in flexibility for schedule changes. The plan also alternates between volume and intensity, rotates exercises, and prescribes rest periods.
Before the kettlebell makes an exit I want to emphasize that kettlebells, specifically owning 2x16kg, 2x24kg, and 2x32kg are just right for the average male’s needs. Add a good pull-up bar and dip belt to my proposed kettlebell line-up and you can get strong enough to handle most of what life will throw at you.
Why am I pursuing barbell training? I want to see how strong I can get — especially now that I almost know what I am doing. My previous attempts at barbell training were poorly executed without proper research and sans training in barbell usage. All of the preceding will be rectified in the next few days. I am excited.