Focus and Determination by Mayan Smith-Gobat

Here’s our Gnarly athlete, Mayan Smith-Gobat’s latest update from her blog, http://www.mayanclimbs.com/. Read it! It’s a great way to get motivated to put some adventure in your life. Thanks, Mayan!

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.

Mayan Smith-Gobat is Gnarly!

One of our amazing athletes is Mayan Smith-Gobat and we love when she decides to clue us in on her adventures and post a new entry on her blog. Her climbs are the stuff that legends are made of. Check out her latest post and get inspired!

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.

K/Rail and The Lean Berets: Avengers of Health!

I had the chance to spend some quality kettlebell time with Kevin Rail of The Lean Berets this weekend. This guy eats, sleeps, and lives by his belief in truly treating the body like a temple. He’s also not one to be shy with his opinion on common foods found in the grocery aisles that may try to trick you into thinking they’re healthy

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.

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.

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.