A common problem for new endurance athletes -especially ones that are trying to lose weight as well – is not getting enough fuel. Today and tomorrow we’re going to talk about why taking the time to figure out your calories and starting to look at the nutritional efficiency (the density) of what you’re eating is so important, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. Let’s get started!
Here’s a great article from Outside magazine that talks about 10 foods that athletes should avoid. And make sure you read Outside’s article on the 9 best foods for athletes too. Both links in the blog.
Here’s some easy tips to help you get your shut-eye in easier.
Today’s blog entry is a continuation from yesterday’s by Lowery Johnson. Today, Lowery gives us two more ingredients to look out for when we shop and common foods they are found in.
This article from Boxlife magazine about five female crossfit athletes talk about what it takes to be pregnant and still continue to train in the sport you love.
MMA fighter Tyler Minton talks about how his nutrition was way out of whack, how he needed to eat a little humble pie and take a long hard look at what he was doing wrong.
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.
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.
This Saturday, Aug 31st, Gnarly is honored to be headed down to Prescott Arizona to take place in a very special memorial WOD for the 19 fallen firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team.
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.
With the patent for the very popular artificial sweetener aspartame recently being released to the public domain comes the bizarre news that it is actually “harvested” from the excrement of GM E. coli bacteria.
I came across this poster from an ad campaign Pearl Izumi did a few years ago and remembered how brilliant I thought it was.
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.
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.
Professor Wayne Potts, senior author of a new study that tests the toxicity of sugar in lab mice, has this to say about what his study showed him, “ Sugar consumed at concentrations currently considered safe exerts dramatic adverse impacts on mammalian health. I have reduced refined sugar intake and encouraged my family to do the same.” Read on to find out what else the study showed Potts.
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.
Ok, If you’re a regular reader of this blog, and you’re familiar with Gnarly’s stance on clean, natural ways to fuel your body, then you’re going to want to check out this documentary by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch called Hungry for Change
The second annual Elevated CrossFit Summer Games took place over this past weekend, July 19th-20th, 2013 at Timpanogos Harley Davidson in Lindon, Utah.
Here’s a great running comic from Matthew Inman and his website The Oatmeal.