Well, it's true. The more I learn, the less I really do know. I met Tracy Reifkind on Sunday and she was fantastic. We spent 2-1/2 hours together and I learned so much about kettlebells and training and life and food and honestly, I would have stayed all day if she would have let me. But I left feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. There really IS so much I have to learn. Well, last night when I looked over the notes I took, then did a kettlebell workout using what she'd taught me, I all kind of came together and I felt like I "got it" a little bit.
Tracy said I could talk about our time together, so I'll just share some general thoughts, in no particular order.
- Tracy is intense and focused. She knows kettlebells. And she knows how to train.
- The camera does make people look bigger than they are. Tracy's pictures look great. She looks even better in person.
- Girya is very cool. If I lived anywhere near Palo Alto, it's where I would work out!
- The way Tracy puts together kettlebell routines is interesting and fun. You can see examples on her website -- she's generous with her knowledge, for sure. Yesterday I did this workout:
10 squats to parallel or a little below
Repeat 5 times
Because you have to count, plus you have the coordination challenge of moving from the handle to the horns of the kettlebell, it's a really fun way to train.
- Tracy calls manufactured food "franken-food." Ouch. True, but ouch! Even my beloved vanilla PowerBar Protein Plus bars???