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Has Dr. Stripling drank the CrossFit KoolAid?!

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Talk about incorporating CrossFit into Denver Chiropractic Center has been going on for months now.  Dr. Glenn is certified in CrossFit Level 1, Crossfit Endurance, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting, and CrossFit Defense already (with the CF Kettlebell Cert coming in April).  Personally it is something I have mulled over for a long time, I worked with a local Crossfit box when I first started practicing and while I enjoyed it, I also witnessed quite a few injuries to the participants that should never have happened.  Thus I have always had an ” I like it BUT…” approach to it.  That has changed, and changed rapidly.

Over Christmas break, I had the opportunity to visit with Dr. Josh Mason owner of Active Health Chiropractic and Crossfit Fort Dodge.***  How he safely and intelligently coaches and incorporates CrossFit filled me with optimism and the realization that like most things, the success and safety depends on the individual and it is unfair to lump the few poor coaches & organization together.  I also had the chance to speak with another chiropractor friend in Chicago that is also a CF coach that has also had amazing results using chiropractic and CF as ancillary paths to true health & wellness.

After speaking more with Dr. Glenn, I decided to throw my hat in the ring and registered for the Level 1 Cert in February.  This past week I have had my nose buried in CrossFit text and training guides, there is a lot I love and completely agree with and have yet to find anything (in the official text) that sends shivers down my spine.  I am very excited about the upcoming journey and truly feel that it will greatly benefit our community of patients and friends, though I am still not sold on the ‘American swings’ or high rep snatches.

***Fort Dodge, IA is my hometown and I am thrilled that there is such a facility like Crossfit Fort Dodge there to improve the fitness and lives of the community.  If you make your way through those parts, be sure to check it out.  It really is a beautiful facility with every amenity you could need. ***

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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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