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Fitness/Health, Kettlebell

Boulder Peak Triathlon and Why Low Blood Sugar and Kettlebells Do Not Mix

Swim Exit- Boulder Res

Someone must have done a raging rain dance because Colorado got a thumpin’ storm the last two days.  Last night’s thunder claps were the best I have heard since I’ve moved from the farm.  There was perfect racing weather provided for today’s Boulder Peak Triathlon.  Myself and a few other stellar Active Release Technique (ART) providers were on hand to treat athletes after the race.

Triathlon and Boulder go together like beer and Beligium so it is an amazing oppurtunity to volunteer at an event like this.  At the Muscle Milk tent I noticed a poster of their sponsored Pro Triathlete Matt Reed on one of their ads and a few minutes later got to see him start his race 20 feet away and I also got to see the final kick of a few athletes that will be competing for gold in London at this years’ Olympics (I LOVE my job).    One racer is prepping for Kona another is heading to Europe for ITU World Series while another decided to do an Olympic distance tri because she had nothing else to do today.  Cool stuff, well done folks.

I’ve been up since 5AM the last two days and after treating at the expo/race I have let any sort of training slip on by.  Friday was a hellish workout, and it really shouldnt have knocked my on my butt as much as it did.  I figured the reason was that is a 6PM workout and I hadn’t eaten since breakfast (busy hands make for an empty mouth).  Looking back at previous workouts, I may have been hit by the overtraining bug, but I doubt (hope) that wasnt it.   Tommorrow will be one you will definitely want to try out, but here is the workout from Friday;

  • Dynamic Warm-up/Moblility
  1. 24kg Double KB Long Cycle (Clean & Jerk) 6×6
  2. 24kg Double KB Front Squat 6×6
  • Static Stretch/Cool-down and time spent scratching my head &  wondering why I was utterly gassed

Lock-out position of jerk


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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