Fueling with Water

Being in and around water can be refreshing and invigorating, both mentally and emotionally. Soaking in a warm bath on a cold winter night, swimming laps in the pool or watching the sunset on a tropical beach, water can have a profound impact on how we fuel our bodies and minds.

Fueling with Carbs

In moderate- or high-intensity exercises, carbs are our main fuel source. So when training or competing, carb intake should be the main focus to fuel our bodies so we can crush our goals.

There is no “Perfect Athlete” Diet

Whether you are a professional athlete with a dialed nutrition plan or a weekend warrior looking for somewhere to start, try not to lose the forest for the trees when it comes to your fueling.

Does Intermittent Fasting Improve Athletic Performance?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a popular dieting strategy used to lose body fat in both sedentary and active individuals. There is also research emerging investigating the impact of IF on longevity. Some athletes use this strategy in hopes of getting an edge on athletic performance. Proponents of IF argue that it enhances recovery and training adaptations, increases metabolic rate and burns more body fat. However, current research does not support many of these claims.

Longevity in Sport: Overcoming an Injury

Last fall, Gnarly athlete Dan Mirsky herniated a disk in his spine. His sense of self and climbing goals were immediately shattered. Read about his experiences overcoming the injury and his reflections on the process.

Longevity in Sport: Stress Management

When we can effectively manage our response to stress, we improve our overall health, which builds the foundation for us to live long, adventurous lives.

Fueling for Longevity

Here are five reasons why you should care about the quantity and quality of the food you are consuming.

Collagen Type … Does it Matter?

This article will give you the basics on collagen as a protein and will break down collagen types. After reading, you’ll be able to decipher whether or not they’re relevant to your collagen supplementation, or just good old-fashioned marketing hype.

Pillars of the Process

Our goals and objectives are just that: end points in which we test our skills and knowledge. But the means are just as important as the end.

Reflections on Outdoor Diversity, with Gnarly Athlete Joslynn Corredor

Dealing with current events feels like we’re still dealing with the past; our country’s history is filled with race and inequality issues. Unfortunately, many people feel this way in the outdoors, too. But the natural world is what connects all humans, and I don’t think anyone should ever have to feel like they don’t belong […]

Choosing Mountains with Tiare Vincent

The first book Tiare read in jail was Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes. She felt it was fitting, or even fate, since her life had recently turned around. She was used to running almost everyday by then, but there was no place for her to run during her three months being locked up. Instead, she […]

No-Send September Part Two: Fail then Succeed

On a flat, paved surface, the average adult takes about 2,000 steps to walk one mile. In a race that spans 268 miles though mountains and varied terrain in the dead of winter in the United Kingdom, that amounts to something like 540,000 steps. And all it takes is one wrong step to take you […]

No-Send September Part One: Climbing & Projecting

The sweat-drenched summer months are behind us, and we’re in the height of Send-it September. With our fingertips no longer leaving visible sweat marks on the rock, Sendtember is a rock-climber’s paradise. Crisp mornings and evenings with typically dry conditions lead to some epic climbing days, all fueled by the invigorating fall air and a […]

Filling the Void with Jasna Hodzic

The boulder problem was exquisite. Four holds sat arranged in a diamond — a sloper above me, an undercling to my left, a gaston to my right, and a foot below. They beckoned at me, challenging me to find a way through. Intrigued, I hung on the end of the rope and considered the route. […]

Reaching higher with Gnarly Athlete Maiza Lima

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At one point, Maiza Lima counted 100 pairs of high heels in her closet. She wore these often when going out with friends – first to salsa dancing and then to the bars and clubs. Crawling into bed at 3 a.m. was common for Maiza. Her life in Kirkland, Washington, just outside of Seattle, was […]