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Get Squatting

I forgot my training program at home yesterday so we improvised with some timed sets in the gym.  Noticed some twinges in my QL (Quadratus Lumborum) on both sides and the hips felt a bit sticky, but overall the training is going well.  My initial goals for Nationals seem like a long way off still, and may need to be reconsidered but we will see.



2 x 28kg KB Jerk 2 min- 15 reps

28kg KB Snatch 2 min – 12/12 reps

2 x 24kg KB Jerk 2 min- 20 reps

24kg KB Snatch 2 min- 18/19 reps

2 x 20kg KB Jerk 2 min- 24 reps 

20kg KB Snatch 2 min- 20/22 reps

20kg KB Overhead Hold  1 min/arm

2 x 28kg KB Bumps 5×10

Cool Down

***Here is a snippet of  Dr. Hyman’s response to folks who are against squatting.  For more info, head over to our office’s website DenverBack.com***

Some people object to the idea of squatting. They say it’s bad for you,not something anyone ever does, blah, blah, blah. I can tell you from 15 years of experience that the hips don’t lie: People who can’t drop into a full-range unweighted squat sooner or later will have serious back problems. It’s that simple.

 The picture is me cleaning my grill before my dad arrived last weekend.(Last trip he politely asked if I knew I was supposed to clean it once in a while.) If I couldn’t get into this squat easily, I’d be standing there stooped over at the waist.

When stooping instead of squatting becomes a habit, something bad eventually happens. This is the person who blows out his or her back tying a shoe or picking up an empty dog food bowl.

 Next time you’re in ask either myself or Dr. Stripling to check yoursquat for you. If you can’t do it, we can probably teach you.


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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