The first thing one notices upon entering Center Grove High School’s spacious weight room is the lack of machines, the kind constructed to target one particular muscle group.
Here, between the walls where countless Trojans athletes and teams have been trained, rings an encouraging and instructional voice. It belongs to Marty Mills, who at 37 is drill-sergeant-fit and projects an obvious enthusiasm for what he does to help the school’s athletes achieve optimum results.
Center Grove is different, however, in that the kettlebell, a cast-iron weight complete with handle, is an integral part of Mills’ strength and cardiovascular blueprint.
Created in Russia during the 1700s, the kettlebell craze has become popular in the United States only in the past decade.