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Fitness/Health, Kettlebell

5/13/2013 – Intermediate Kettlebell Complex and Why Gorillas are Cooler than You

Cannot believe it is already the middle of May, crazy stuff!

Team Denver Chiropractic Center was on hand treating the athletes at the Barkin Dog Duathlon at Cherry Creek State Park, this was the biggest race of the season so far and alot of fun.  As a big’n myself, I always appreciate when they have a Clydesdale and Athena divisions in the race but I am pretty sure the Clydesdale winner finished in top 10 overall.  The guy was 6’6″ and 230#.  Complete beast, I had him on my table for Active Release Techniques and had a good chat with him.  Good on ya Big Man!

My folks were in town visiting so after the race we took them to Denver Zoo (Keri and I are members, BEST $80/yr we have ever spent).  I was enthralled watching the gorillas, specifically the two Silverbacks.  Amazing creatures and if you have the chance, sit for a while and observe their movements.  Strength and efficiency of movement is incredible.  Elegance incarnate my friend!

Here is a link to an interesting article, not exactly a peer reviewed source but a very interesting article indeed. Safe for family and work.

Tonight at Personal Best Fitness Center we are doing a workout that will make you forget about your Monday blues, be prepared to sweat and improve!

5/13/2013

Warm-up/mobility

Strength/Technique – Bottom’s Up Clean & Press 5 x 1/arm, work on developing tension throughout the body and using that vice grip!

Complex – Perform each exercise in the sequence without rest

  • Snatch 10x/arm
  • Swing 20x
  • Clean & Squat 5x/arm
  • Press 5x/arm

Rest 1-2 min after each complex set, perform 5 total sets

Cool-down

Below is a video of one complete sets, this is a lot of reps but put focus into each movement.  Be sure to hit parallel on the squats and full lockout on the press.

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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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