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Kettlebell, Misc.

Why Jump Squats are a Bad Idea in Dress Pants

It’s 9AM and I am  treating  my first patient of the day, he is an elite ultrarunner who is asking for an exercise to prep his quads for the downhill punishment at Leadville next month.  So I start showing him the basic jump squat and after the first rep, I rip a magnificent 8” hole up the backside of my pants.

Thanks Express slim-fit trousers.

I am lucky my patient is a friend as well because I had him assess the damage.  Pants are utterly wrecked.   Unfortunately I had three patients right after so it took careful maneuvering to avoid an awkward situation.  On a positive note, this episode gave my co-workers a great laugh and a wonderful way to start their day.  Thanks guys!

Lesson here folks, NEVER underestimate the importance of proper gear and attire!

Had to run to the store in my cycling tights, button down shirt, and dress shoes to replace the pants, but made the most out of the situation by allowing myself to pick up a pair of Vivo Barefoot Dharma dress shoes.

For all of you barefoot/minimalist aficionados out there with a job that requires business attire, here is an answer.  Vivo Barefoot shoes allow the foot to move as it would barefoot but is presentable enough for the office.  This is my first day wearing them but I like what I see/feel so far.  They run about $140 so I will let you know if I think they are a worthwhile purchase.


Dynamic Warm-up-10 min

  • 28kg KB Strict Press 5,4,3,2,1/arm
  • 28kg KB Two Hand Hardstyle Swing 50,40,30,20,10
  • Mountain Climbers with KBs 50,40,30,20,10
  • 40kg Double KB Sumo Deadlift 5,4,3,2,1

The above is a complex where you perform 5 presses per arm, 50 swings, 50 Mtn. climbers, 5 Sumo deadlifts. Rest 60-90 seconds and continue descending order until finished.

Ride to and from work – 10.2 miles round trip


About Dr. Jeff Stripling

Hey everyone, I am a Rolla, Missouri-based Active Release Technique (ART) chiropractor who specialises in musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries, and active physical rehabilitation. Some things that are near and dear to my life are family and friends, my relationship with God, cycling, kettlebells, hiking/climbing, and QUALITY food and drink.


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