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Fitness/Health, Kettlebell

Newbs Take to Kettlebells Like a Duck to Water

On Sunday, Keri and I had a double date with another couple. A double date at Wash Park at 10AM involving kettlebells in the sweltering heat.  This was the first time either of them have used kettlebells, and after we got them to stop calling them kettleballs, they picked up right quick.   After a general overview of the many possible KB exercises out there, I picked three fundemental exercises to put into a complex for a short workout (I felt comfortable doing a complex since both individuals are in great shape with a long history of conditioning).  Here it is;

Joint Mobility

Dynamic Warm-up

  • 24kg KB Clean & Squat 3×5/am
  • 24kg KB Push Press 3×5/arm
  • 24kg KB Farmer’s Walk 50ft (switch hands at halfway point)
  • Want to point out that only I used the 24kg, we started the beginners out with 12kg and 8kg for the male/female, respectively.


We spent about an hour and a  half at the park which included the joint mobility, dynamic warm-up, and various other shenenigans.  It was a fun (I hope) intro to kettlebells for the couple and reminded me why I love the S&C tool, kettlebells.  Besides increased strength, mobility, stability (yes both), endurance, and athleticism, kettlebells are just plain fun to lift and throw around.

The video below is possibly the greatest 8:42 of cinema history,  Sure fire way to jump start your day!


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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