How to set up a transition area for your next triathlon

Never done a tri before? Nervous as all get up that you’ll stumble into the transition area and lose valuable seconds if not minutes trying to get socks on wet feet or getting your bike helmet on without tripping over your bike? Well have we got a treat for you! Here’s a quick, no bull how to on how to set up your transition area so that you can move from swim to bike to run like a pro.

CrossFit’s “Hotshots 19” Memorial WOD Recap

What an unbelievably tight community Prescott, Arizona and Captain Crossfit are lucky enough to be a part of. Heading into Prescott, I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know how reverent and excited everyone would be to show their love for the event and the firefighters.

A Tale of Two Worlds

Today’s blog comes from Craig Lloyd whose love for ultrarunning runs deep. Craig writes a blog, refuse2quit, which is filled with his musings and adventures -It’s a pretty damn decent read.

New Cadence App For Runners

There’s a new iPhone app that will automatically adjust the speed of your music to fall in line with a cadence that will help you reach a specific pace you’ve entered into the App.

Gluten and Endurance Athletes

Here’s a great article from Active.com talking about gluten and why more and more endurance athletes (myself included) have decided to push it out of their diet.

Tara Costa and Switching How We Gauge Fitness

A couple weeks ago, former Biggest Loser contestant Tara Costa found out she was being sued by the fitness company, FC Online Marketing Inc, for whom she’s a spokeswoman, because they claimed she breached the “fitness clause” of her contract and started gaining weight.

Recon’s Jet Sunglasses

If you have an extra $1,500 to spend on sunglasses, you might want to think about Recon’s new Jet. These glasses will not only protect your eyes from the sun, but they’ll give you a host of stats and info projected neatly onto the lense –without obstructing your field of view.

Motivated By Music

Gnarly adventurers, in honor of Friday and the beautiful summer weekend we have before us, I thought I’d share a few of my recent and all time favorite songs to get out and do my thing. Obviously this could never be considered a comprehensive list, but I’ve done my best. You can find this playlist on Spotify as well. Link in the post.

Anybody Watching The Tour

10 years ago, I was in love with the Tour de France. I was obsessed with cycling. I raced my bike weekly at local criterium races, I commuted to and from work on my bike, I spent weekends in the saddle with all my racing friends…

Getting Over Getting Up

One of the hardest aspects of trying to stay healthy and fit is finding the time to do it. For a lot of us, that means we need to get our exercise in before the rest of the day begins to swallow up our time. Which means, more often than not, we’re up at the crack of dawn. Here’s a few tips to make getting up a little easier

Foam Rolling Part 3

The past two days I’ve been talking about foam rolling and how awesome it is as a massage/stretching technique. Why? because you can get a really thorough, deep tissue massage and you can do it at home.

Foam Rolling Part 2

Yesterday I started talking about foam rolling. Today I’m going to go through some of my favorite stretches on the roller and feed you Gnarly denizens some sweet links to actually show you what I’m talking about. Let’s get started!

Foam Rolling

Foam rolling has become very popular with all types of athletes because of how well it imitates a good deep tissue massage for much, much less -plus you can do it yourself at home.

Staying Strong and Going the Distance Part 3

Today’s blog is part 3 in our series written by Mark Toomey, Senior Instructor and CEO of StrongFirst Inc. Yesterday, Mark went into the science behind why a strength program could benefit an endurance athlete. Today, he’s going to show us his program to build strength that will positively affect your endurance capabilities.

Staying Strong and Going the Distance

Today’s blog comes from Mark Toomey, CEO of StrongFirst Inc. StrongFirst operates on the simple principle that basic strength is the building block for whatever type of performance or athleticism you are trying to create within yourself. They’re programs are designed to build a better body through functional strength training. Check out their website and you’ll quickly understand that StrongFirst is not concerned with vanity or arrogance. We like them because they’re the natural enemy of the average gym rat in a cut of shirt and shades screaming out reps in front of the mirror. Basically, they had us at functional.