-Wanna Learn Kettlebells? Don’t Watch Jillian!-
Okay, so last night, I was furiously working away on my laptop…and i’d migrated to the couch to “wind down,” as I try so hard to do these days. I had eaten a yummy dinner of grilled salmon and a stuffed potato (hey, this girl can get away with it, lol) while i’d begun watching Tuesday night’s episode of “The Biggest Loser,” which i’d DVR’ed. Problem with working in front of the TV is that I don’t watch the TV. I can’t focus on it. I love DVRing shows b/c I can fast forward thru the commercials and I feel it’s a more efficient way to watch the boob tube! Anyhow, roughly three quarters of the way through the episode, I see “Trainer Tips” flash up on the screen and I pay attention. I always crack up at the “Trainer Tips” because most of the time, they are the most obvious, “not rocket science” tips…and there’s either Bob or Jillian up there reading a scripted dialogue and getting paid who knows how much to do so. I really think it’s funny when they “pitch” products, too, but that’s another post altogether.
So, I see that Ms. Michaels is dangling a blue TEN POUND kettlebell from her right hand, and is talking about how great kettlebells are for fat loss, etc. Then it cuts to a few reps of her doing swings. My jaw hit the floor. First off, she dropped down into a squat and performed a funky overhead swing! For lack of a better term, my brain was saying “WTF?!” as I watched in shock/amusement. Then she goes on to do a clean & press, and oh…my…goodness. Her “clean” was a weird around and over the shoulder flopping motion, and she apparently has no clue what she’s doing. Jillian Michaels has no rack!
What’s even better is the fact that I was discussing this with two of my clients this morning, who had also watched the show. Both made remarks regarding how horrible her form was, and one said she was thinking, “Sarah doesn’t do swings like that!” LOL! Priceless. My clients know how to swing a kettlebell better than Jillian Michaels! Move over, Jillian, because you may have little ol’ me vying for your glorious position on the show…okay, just kidding, folks! I don’t want that job!
So, who knows how many viewers saw this and are now picking up 10-pound kettlebells and flinging them around ferociously.
Flinging them around ferociously…say that ten times fast! ;D