We all have a few baseline needs to take care of in order to perform at our best. Vital to our success as athletes and general function as human beings is iron, a baseline requirement that also happens to be the number one nutritional deficiency in the world.
Have you ever been biking, hiking, ski touring or running for miles on end and experienced uncomfortable muscle spasms or cramps? Maybe you thought you were just dehydrated. But what if I told you you were actually lacking magnesium?
Gnarly athlete Trevor Fuchs has set Fastest Known Times (FKT) on numerous trails around the world, including his most recent FKT on the White Rim in Moab, UT. Read Trevor’s thoughts on diet, longevity and supplementing as a vegan athlete.
At 52, I’m still running 100-mile mountain trail races and getting after big goals like Nolan’s 14. So, I suppose I have some advice that may be useful for others approaching the middle-age milestone. Or, simply for those interested in performing into later years.
Water is life 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 […]
At Gnarly Nutrition, we believe in people. We want to inspire all people to reach their potential. We believe in equal rights for all, but we recognize and acknowledge that equality does not exist today, especially for the Black community in this country.
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 […]
“Will increasing the protein content of my diet make me bulk up?” I hear this A LOT, both because I work for a company that makes protein powder and because I’m a woman. I’m not saying that men don’t potentially have the same misconception, but the idea that increased dietary protein will lead to huge […]
Cookies will always have a place in my life but more often than not I’m looking for something that is more cookie-ish. Something that satisfies my sweet tooth, but is also a good source of nutrition. Well, these little nuggets fit the bill. The recipe is based on this recipe, but I’ve tweaked it a […]
There is a lot of speculation regarding proper race day hydration and fueling, and in truth, the optimal strategy for you is likely to be quite different than the runner next to you. Given that, there are some basic hydration and fueling strategies for before, during and after your run, that if you’re not already […]
We love this recipe as it includes a good source of complex carbohydrates as well as a whopping 20g of protein per serving, making it a great recovery breakfast following a long day in the hills or a hard gym session. Ingredients (makes 2 x 6-8″ pancakes) 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup nut […]
Because I make so much homemade pasta, I always have an abundance of egg whites. One great way to use them instead of dumping them down the sink is to make Macaroons. Turns out, they are great anytime of day, easy to share, have a relatively long, low maintenance shelf life, and travel well. I’ve […]
This is a calorie and nutrient dense morning smoothie to fuel you from morning until mid-day. High in protein, carbs, and fats, this smoothie provides a great way to curb hunger and provide both fast and slow burning energy sources to fuel the first half of your day. The ingredients can always be played with […]
We’ve had a lot of amazing feedback on the Maximus PRE, and want to announce that we’re making some improvements to the formula and bringing it into the Gnarly product line permanently. The new formula will launch at the beginning of May, so we’ll go through a period when we’ll be out of pre-workout and […]
Multi-day races are becoming more and more popular. Maybe you have your eye on the Squamish 50; a two-day ultramarathon race where you tackle 50 miles of mountain trails on Saturday and follow it up with a 50K on Sunday. Mountain bike stage races are becoming popular; BreckEpic features six days of mountain bike racing […]
Taking in the right amount of water will get you halfway to properly hydrating, but if that is all you do, then your performance will suffer and you could seriously injure yourself. The other half of the equation involves replenishing the electrolytes lost in sweat. The electrolyte content of sweat is dependent on many factors […]
Life is Better Upside Down 90 minutes of roughly 40 Chaturanga push-ups, intense spinal, hamstring, hip, and shoulder stretches, balancing on one leg, all while keeping my core engaged and my breath controlled, getting to headstand is a relief. This, my friends, is Ashtanga yoga. In Ashtanga, I practice inversions for a number of reasons. […]
The sun beat down in the campground, it was so hot. We lazied about, our energy being zapped by the dry heat of the desert southwest. We hid in the shade of the cottonwood trees and waited for the towering red walls of Zion to pass into the shade. Hot or not, we were going […]
The hardest news for Kristy to hear was her active days were over. Being someone who has kept active her whole life, this was devastating. Kristy was always fearless as a child, and grew into an even stronger woman. She kept up with the boys, showing them up in sports, while keeping one foot in […]
Have you ever developed your solid nutritional regimen, trained really hard, and then come “game time” you go entirely off what you’ve done? Sometimes even the simplest of things can really put us in a pickle. This was case for me February 2016 amidst a winter ascent of New Hampshire’s highest peak, Mount Washington. Far […]