Prepping for the Send with Kelly Halpin

At her local bakery in Jackson, Wyoming, Kelly Hapin picked out two oversized chocolate-chip cookies. You know the ones I’m talking about … those irresistible cookies that are the size of your hand, outstretched like a seastar, the ones that weigh more than you ever imagined a cookie could weigh. Half of a giant chocolate-chip […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clean Fuel for Clean Training

Want more. Do more. Be more. Our motto at Gnarly Nutrition embodies being the best version of our own selves. This looks different for every person. For you, those goals might include going to the Olympics (okay, maybe as a spectator) or maybe it’s breaking through a plateau on your morning runs. It could be […]

Daily Routines – How USAC Athletes use Gnarly Products

What does a saucepan, five pairs of shoes, a good luck note and a kendama all have in common? They’re all items you can find in the gym bags of climbers on Team USA, of course. The shoe variety makes a ton of sense. Different climbing disciplines or routes call for different shoes. We could […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advice for Transitioning to Plant-Based Eating

There are many athletes and non-athletes alike that have proven that a plant-based diet can certainly get you great results and keep you healthy. There are, however, some things to be aware of before going all-in or even beginning the transition. In this article, I will go over the top tips to become the healthiest […]

An Energy Mismatch: my experience with RED-S (Female Athlete Triad) – Part II

The consequences of RED-S are severe. If left untreated or diagnosed too late, a patient is left susceptible to osteoporosis and potential cardiovascular issues related to poor hormonal health. I wasn’t only gambling with my athletic career, but with my long-term health.

Fortunately, since I was still young enough to put down bone, I could reverse the osteopenia.

An Energy Mismatch: my experience with RED-S (Female Athlete Triad)

“You need to gain fifteen pounds, ASAP.” Startled, having just set foot in a doctor’s office for a check-up required by work, my mind went to humor. “So, you mean like the weight of a house cat?,” I replied. “Gain some fat, get a cat” became an inside joke between my coworkers and me, a rallying cry preceding many large dinners as we worked in California’s High Sierra.

Hydrate or Die-drate

Legend has it, the first known marathoner Pheidippides ran 25 miles from the Marathon battlefield to Athens. After completing the most amazing athletic feat of his time, he yelled “Victory!”, delivering news to the Athenians that they had claimed victory over the Persians. He then collapsed and died of exhaustion. If only he had a […]

Going The Distance

On a cold February day in 2012, Mike McKnight’s running career was almost snuffed out before it got started.  Mike, then 21, and his friends were skiing at Beaver Mountain near Logan, Utah, and set up to hit a table-top jump in the terrain park, one Mike had hit multiple times in the past. But […]