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Fitness/Health, Kettlebell

Damn OH squats and why the hip hinge is a VITAL movement

I discovered on Saturday that my overhead squats are still sorely lacking any qualities that may be described as ‘good.’  Even with my weightlifting shoes, I have a hard time hitting the bottom position with anything heavier than the bar.  Need to continue working on thoracic spine and shoulder mobility.


105 kg Deadlift 10 x 3

60kg Press 10 x 3

Circuit – jump rope 1 min between each exercise as active recovery

  • Air Squat 3 x 10
  • Dips 3 x 10
  • Inverted Row 3 x 10
  • Plank 3 x 45 sec
60kg Press

60kg Press

Here is a short video demo’ing the hip hinge, you NEED to master this basic movement in order to correctly perform deadlifts, KB swings, or pick anything up off the ground.


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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