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Fitness/Health, Kettlebell

Kettlebells and Five Guys are both Amazing Things

What are your training goals?

Once you have defined your goal you will know which methods and tools you will need to accomplish that goal.

Absolute strength?  The kettlebell is NOT the best tool.   To develop absolute strength, use a BARBELL for goodness sakes.  This should be obvious.

Strength/muscular endurance?  HERE is where the kettlebell thrives.  Kettlebell sport is ALL about moving a sub-maximal load efficiently over a ten minute period for as many reps as possible.  There is alot of crossover from the benefits of using  kettlebells to sport and life.  A great example of this is how Coach Nico Rithner uses kettlebells (amongst other modalities) to train the Glendale Raptors ( one of the best rugby clubs in the nation).  Rugby and kettlebells work beautifully together by the way, like steak and potatoes.  My athletes I coach are a varied bunch but their goal is similar (and very common), improved body composition and increased strength.

Where am I going with this?  Nowhere really, I just wanted to point out that you need the appropriate methods to reach your goals.  Just like healthcare, you need to know when to visit a chiropractor and when to see another specialist.  While chiropractic produces tremendous results, once in a great while there is a  patient that I know who obviously needs a referral right away.  Be responsible, think about the process, and STICK with a program in order to see results.



Set 1: 20kg LC 4′  9-10RPM


Set 2: 20kg Snatch 4′ 20RPM Switch at 2′


Run 20 min

Stretch and EAT

Speaking of eating, I have never been to a Five Guys until a few weeks ago and HOLY COW those are great burgers!

Paleo? Nope!

Exactly what you need after a hard training session? YEP!

I like toppings and take it as a personal challenge to get as much on my burger as I can (this can get very $$$ at Cherry Cricket where they charge you for each ingredient).  Great food, amazing business model, and FREE peanuts!  Check it out!


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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