Thursday, 01 December 2011
I am a gypsy. I have lived in fourteen different cities around the world, five of which have been in South Africa alone. Two years ago I found myself moving to Durban, and have not looked back since. This has got to be one of thee most prismatic, diverse, and captivating cities of them all.
As I am up at dawn, grabbing life by the bells, I am constantly surrounded by some of Durban's finest poison. These addicts are unlike the common habitue, they don't have excuses for anything. These guys are getting high no matter what the circumstance. From the honest cyclist, runner and athlete, to the soul surfer, the paddlers, the rugby boys and the serious lifters. These guys are out their searching for their natural high, pursuing their passion, chasing that perfect wave, beating the odds, and smashing their limitations.
As well as these Durbanites, there also comes the infamous weekend warriors, MMA wannabees and gym junkies filtering through the atmosphere. This special lot are just as feisty by week day. Smashing the machines, chugging down the top of the range supplements, trawling the local gyms for a taste of the exercise high and smashing back cold beers by night.
Regardless of whether the locals are serious about sport or serious about having six packs to flash the beach babes on the weekends. Durbanites are passionate about being active.
Whether thier goal is to complete the comrades, win the Mr Price Pro, bring home the World Cup Rugby trophy or simply to look amazing in a gym vest while you cruise the beachfront with your hat backwards, each one of these ninjas need a sound gpp program (general physical practice) to make them better, faster, stronger, harder and fitter!
Combining the conditioning from kettlebells with the strength work from calisthenics into their daily routines will blast their fitness levels straight into Superman's underpants.
Whilst kettlebells develop your posterior chain, building solid cores, improved athleticism and strength endurance, bodyweight training gives you reaction power, improved co-ordination, balance, synergy and raw strength, making you more efficient, effective and functional on the field, in the water and on the beach front.
We are proudly Durbanites, we are proudly active and we are damn right colourful. Getting out there and involved in real training the real way, forgetting the tug toners, bosu balls, pec-decs and treadmills and getting a taste of ballistic training with kettlebells and old school strength training will give you that edge above the rest.
Practical methods of training will improve your sport, your life and your functionality no matter what drives you. No matter what drives Durban.