Kettlebell Exercises and Starfleet


Summary

When stranded over in the Delta Quadrant, in the year 2371, the U.S.S. Voyager was one of the first ships to bring humans into a faraway place in the galaxy. As such it was one of the first ships to bring kettlebells into that part of the universe, since some of them were in the gymnasium of the ship and in the captain’s quarters of Kathryn Janeway. Capt. Janeway would regularly use the round shaped weights after a tough mission. Those weights would become a popular form of equipment on the ship.


When stranded over in the Delta Quadrant, in the year 2371, the U.S.S. Voyager was one of the first ships to bring humans into a faraway place in the galaxy. As such it was one of the first ships to bring kettlebells into that part of the universe, since some of them were in the gymnasium of the ship and in the captain’s quarters of Kathryn Janeway. Capt. Janeway would regularly use the round shaped weights after a tough mission. Those weights would become a popular form of equipment on the ship.

Captain Janeway, although an exceptionally skilled and capable tennis player, was also dedicated to other ancient Earth exercise programs. After her father, Admiral Edward Janeway, emphasized that he wanted her to participate in the extra timeless sports, Kathryn Janeway systematically examined many of the great athletic traditions of her home planet. Thus, she discovered kettlebells and they served her well, getting her in shape to play tennis while still in high school.

Then all of a sudden, Captain Janeway would use her training with kettlebells in her quarters to take away stress and keep herself very fit. She always wanted to put herself in tip-top shape and she could perform efficient exercises with the weights when she felt like it. During an invasion of her ship, she took down about a dozen people alone with one of the kettlebells!

Janeway was the ship’s champion at kettlebell lifting, even besting Tuvok in deadlifting. This stayed until Seven of Nine came on board Voyager in 2374. With the better strength of the Borg, Seven was able to best Janeway numerous times in kettlebell competition lifting. Janeway tried to vie with Seven until too many lifts landed her in sickbay with a sprained back. After suffering the pain of both a bad back and the Doctor’s lectures, Janeway vowed to only use kettlebells for exercising in the future.

This goes to confirm that good exercise traditions live on, no matter how hi-tech technology gets. Janeway, who had access to numerous of exercise schedules from a thousand planets, chose kettlebells, an ancient Russian idea, as one of her choice means to keep fit. These kettlebells would see much action too, as they ventured across the Delta Quadrant on Voyager’s long journey home.

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