Tips On Eating Right For New Endurance Athletes Trying To Lose Weight Pt 1

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!

10 Terrible Foods For Athletes

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.

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.

New Study On Refined Sugar Shows Its Potential Toxicity To Humans In ”Safe” Doses

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.

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.

Hungry for Change.

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

Elevated CrossFit Summer Games Recap

The second annual Elevated CrossFit Summer Games took place over this past weekend, July 19th-20th, 2013 at Timpanogos Harley Davidson in Lindon, Utah.