The clean & jerk is considered the KING of all weight related exercises. The strength, power, coordination, balance and flexibility to pull a heavy barbell off the floor only to receive it on your throat supported by your shoulders at the bottom of a deep front squat, STAND, then take a breath and jerk this weight over your head is, well . . . somewhat athletic. This one exercise more than any other, utilizes the most from our bodies. It requires every muscle in the entire body not to mention a little mental focus. Practicing the clean & jerk with use of proper technique, will in time improve posture & core strength. Plus, a little extra practice with the ol’ mind-body connection is a nice bonus.
Clean & Jerk
take 20 min. to work up to a 1rm. Preferably a squat clean
on 3 min. clock.
run 300 meters
amrap burpee box jumps
rest 3min between rounds
Should You Fire Your Doctor?
How do you know?
I remember my days back in the corporate world (HR) that it was all but understood that roughly 25% of all employees were severely under-performing. And 10% were all but out the door and set to be fired! I also remember working with a lot of different types of people. Some were educated and smart, some were educated and, well, not so smart. Some were un-educated but smart as hell.
Shouldn’t we then assume that, even though all doctors are educated that at least a certain percentage of them just aren’t very good at their job?
In the words of the late George Carlin: “Somewhere in the world is the world’s worst doctor. And what’s truly terrifying is that someone has an appointment with him tomorrow morning”.
So how do you know? Read More…