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 […]

RED-S: What You Should Know

 Editors Note: At Gnarly we feel it is important to bring awareness to RED-S (formally referred to as the Female Athlete Triad) as it relates to the health and performance of athletes (including men). Readers must know we are not attempting to diagnose or treat any medical conditions in this article. A few months ago […]

Approaching Health Holistically with the newest Gnarly Athlete, Joslynn Corredor

Joslynn Corredor’s impression of a dead bug is spot-on. A lower back stretch that she practices with her clients while working as a strength trainer; the move resembles a deceased bug with all appendages pointing toward the sky. We could all benefit from becoming dead bugs. Jos is a strength coach, but she’s also a […]

Strength and Femininity

The womxn I have the pleasure of knowing through climbing are incredible. They are strong, brilliant and endlessly multifaceted. And yet, for many of us, there is a seemingly endless struggle against a raging current of gender norms and ideologies around femininity. It’s time for the sun to set on the antiquated concept that strength […]

Mindful Eating Part 3: Stop Crash Dieting For Long Term Health

What do you think of when you hear the word diet? Does being hangry (you know that constant hungry angry feeling) come to mind, or having to cut out entire food groups because it’s part of the “rules”, or feeling like you have to say goodbye to your social life because everything at the party […]

Finding Comfort in the Discomfort – Meet Gnarly athlete, Piseth Sam

Before she knew rock climbing was a sport, Piseth Sam was sending routes. On the playground near the projects she grew up in, she would scale a rock that was part of the neighborhood park she and friends played “tag” on. The adventurous kids would scale the rock’s face to escape from becoming “it.” With […]

The Importance of Daily Hydration

Water is vital for all living things in order to survive and thrive. Humans can only go one week without water but can go an entire month without food. It is the most abundant and important substance for both the earth and the human body. Humans are about 60% water and use water as the […]

Gratitude in Practice

In August of 2016, my mother and I flew to the East coast to start my next chapter at the University of Vermont. I stayed in the rental car while my mom went in to check into the hotel. Time seemed to be moving in slow motion with eager emotions swirling through me. My mom […]

Mindful Eating Part 2: No Guilt, All Rewards

Have you ever caught yourself saying, “I just went for a run so I deserve that beer later” or “don’t eat that ice-cream because it is bad”. Our language and the way we talk about food feeds into this discussion of food guilt. We have somehow assigned morality to food. It may have started when […]

3 Steps for Revising Your Goals During COVID-19

For many professional and amateur athletes alike, we brought in the new decade celebrating the possibilities of what was to come. We dreamt of a year where we would unwield our finely crafted skills on our goals and competition. Fast forward a couple of months, and we’ve all been forced to push the pause button […]

Dietary Crossroads – A Personal Story of Transitioning Away From Veganism

Editors Note: At Gnarly we don’t advocate a particular diet and this article isn’t intended to be a statement ‘for’ or ‘against’ veganism. We are sharing this article as we believe it provides an interesting take on some of the many complicated variables that lead us to make decisions about our diet. It had just […]

Mindful Eating Part 1 – Food That Can Help Manage Stress and Anxiety

The world is changing as we know it. Collectively we are experiencing the impact of this pandemic. There has been disruption in some individuals’ work, school, and daily routine forcing us to create a new sense of normal, with very little certainty. But one thing we all have control over is how we choose to […]

Endurance Athletes: Missing training days due to soreness? You may need more protein

Benefits of Protein for the Endurance Athlete What’s the buzz about protein? First of all, we are made of it, literally. Everything from our muscles, bones, neurotransmitters, and hormones, to tiny microscopic cellular machines, are made up of protein.  Protein benefits: Helps with muscle repair  Helps with muscle building Helps maintain fluid balance Makes up […]

NSF Certification Explained

The quality and purity of our supplements have always been of paramount importance and we are ecstatic to announce that the majority of Gnarly Nutrition supplements are now NSF Certified with our most popular flavors NSF for Sport Certified. You will begin to see NSF certification badges on the front label of each Gnarly product. […]

Update from Gnarly Nutrition During these Wild and Crazy Times

To our customers and friends, I wanted to provide you with a quick update and send you some rad recommendations from our team members. We’re still accepting, packing, and fulfilling orders… and shipping them out with our usual fast turn around. We are very appreciative of the small team that is still operating our warehouse. […]

Everyday Supplemental Nutrition

Living in a first-world country, malnourishment isn’t a national crisis. We live in a place of abundant food choices that come from all areas of the world. However, with all the healthy choices and variety we have available to us, we still fall short on essential nutrients. A strategy to combat malnourishment in the US […]