Quite often I meet friends and strangers who say or message me: “You know, thanks to that article of yours, I ended up buying kettlebells. I’m extremely happy about this, because progress is evident”.
I wrote the article “Strengthening Quarantine” in March 2020, when the pandemic was unfolding in all its “glory. I wanted to share a simple and in every sense affordable means of preserving health, performance and strength that, despite lockdowns, literally anyone can have. It has now become clear that there can be many reasons for forced isolation. Epidemics, wars, natural disasters — reality never ceases to take us by surprise. However, quarantine, a closed gym or a curfew are not reasons to forget about yourself until life is back to normal. . With just a couple of kettlebells or a set of rubber bands in any room, you can fully exercise your entire body to be more prepared for force majeure and, importantly, to release excess stress.
It’s no secret that the body, mind and psyche are fundamentally dependent on each other. By strengthening one, we strengthen the rest. And who knows, maybe having such a “gym” in your corner will make you train harder and more often. Nietzsche would have approved of this — that which has tried to weaken or kill us, eventually, will only make us stronger.
You can read the article “Strengthening Quarantine” here.