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Getting the Most Out of the First Dip – 002 – Kettlebell Sport Science

Welcome to episode 002!

The Jerk is composed of 4 different phases:

  1. First Dip
  2. Drive
  3. Second Dip
  4. Recovery

For this episode, we talk about getting the most out of the first dip.

In my opinion, if the first dip isn’t executed optimally, this can set you up for a “less than ideal” drive phase.

Watch below to learn how to set yourself up for a successful and efficient lift.


Key points discussed in the video:

  • Why many people are “wasting” energy by not using the most important hip extensor muscle!
  • Why your low back is at risk for an injury
  • How an optimal first dip can set you up for an optimal drive phase



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Dr. Eric St-Onge

Dr. Eric St-Onge graduated with a B.Sc. (Hon) from McMaster University, and subsequently obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Dr. St-Onge understands that there is no single method that will treat all injuries and movement dysfunctions. This is why he uses an integrative approach to care. A lifelong learner, he is determined to make the best decisions for his patients for the best outcomes. He recently completed a 2-year intensive post-graduate Sports Sciences fellowship at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. St-Onge competed internationally in Kettlebell Sport, a form of weightlifting. He has also achieved the North American record in one of the events. Dr. St-Onge has endured sport injuries himself and understands the physical and emotional strain that come along with it. He abides by the rule that the best way to treat an injury is to prevent it all together.