Kettlebells…my nerves got to me

I’m going to let you in on a secret.

I get nervous before every kettlebell session I coach.

Especially public speaking.

Even after 25 years.

You know how it feels.

A dry mouth that ends up feeling like Gandhi’s flip flops!

This weekend was no exception, I had nerves for days.

I held a Kettlebell Workshop for one of my all time friends and mentors.

A Physiotherapist called John Green and his team.

For those of you who are die hard West Ham fans, he was first team physio a few years back.

Now he’s one of the UK’s top Physios.

We’ve known each other over 20 years now.

Our paths took different routes.

His was Necker Island, as one of his patients is Richard Branson.

My path was the other side of Chelmsford, Essex.

Hows your luck!

Anyway, John asked me if I’d do a workshop for him as he wanted to understand Kettlebells better.

He’d seen trainers and people using them in the gym and wasn’t impressed.

In fact he thought they were dangerous!

My nerves settled and I took John and his team of Physios through a presentation.

Then we started the practical.

Nice and easy, building confidence and good technique.

More importantly we had a laugh while we did it.

After 90 minutes with lots of rest…

“Really brilliant Russell, everyone loved your presentation style. The content was excellent.”

Phew…

I can’t tell you the relief.

Nerves are a good thing.

It means you want to do a good job.

It’s the same with those ‘first training session nerves’.

“Will I be the slowest”

“Will I be the biggest”

It’s not really that, you just want to do the best you can and not made to feel stupid.

But thats how we roll at KB3 Training, no one is made to feel like that.

I’m off to prep for tonight’s training session here in Pleshey.

Have a good evening.

Russell

About the Author Russell Pearcy

Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.