What It Takes to Train and Run Professionally

When I tell people that I am a professional runner the first question I always get is, “Oh, so you run marathons?” They start scratching their heads a bit when I tell them I run the 5K on the track (like what’s the big deal, anyone can run 3.1 miles). It’s only when I explain […]

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

What you eat before…and after your workouts is a huge part of how your workouts will go and how effective they will be. You need the proper foods to fuel your workouts and to recover from them. So let’s talk pre-workout fuel. Eating something to prep for your workout about an hour or two previous […]

Good vs Bad: Which Nutrition Bars Should You Be Avoiding?

Nutrition bars – which can include protein bars, energy bars and the like – are great, convenient little meals and snacks that give you the fuel you need without a big investment of time. Or at least, that’s how it should be. Unfortunately, these bars aren’t always as great as they might seem. In fact, […]

30 Nutrition Facts that Should Be Common Sense But Aren’t

There is a staggering amount of information regarding nutrition available to us nowadays. Unfortunately, it’s often confusing, contradictory or just downright wrong. Sifting through this mess can be frustrating and discouraging, leaving some to just give up. Sadly, many real, reliable facts about nutrition have been obscured by all of this madness, even when these […]

50 Different Ways to Take Your Whey

You might be surprised to hear this but there are tons of things that you can do with that fantastic grass-fed whey protein – Gnarly Whey – you just picked up. Recipes and ideas can be found all over the internet, even filling entire cookbooks dedicated to the subject. But, to save you some trouble, […]

Casein vs. Whey: Which One is Better for Your Needs?

Among the many protein sources available in supplements, there are two that are consistently in the lead: whey and casein. Claims abound about the benefits – and superiority – of each but, ultimately, it depends on what you’re looking for. What should you consider when looking at a protein powder? In the debate between casein […]

25 Best Post-Workout Foods

You’ve just killed it in the gym – congratulations. But… now what? In truth, it’s at this point that all that hard work actually starts to do something. The reality is that your body does not get leaner or faster or stronger during your workouts. These changes happen at this point, after your workout, in […]

Five Benefits of Yoga You May Not Know About

Yoga is good for you; You’ve heard that before. The 5,000 year old form of exercise has persisted for so long because it works – for both mind and body. But there are several things that yoga has been proven – scientifically – to do that many people are unaware of. Let’s take a look […]

10 Ways to Eat Healthy on Vacation

There’s a pretty strange relationship between fitness and vacationing. People tend to workout with the goal of transforming themselves for their vacation. But, there’s a problem with this: Most of the time, that healthy diet you’ve been sticking to for months falls apart as soon as you enter vacation mode. So, let’s get to the […]

3 Ways to Run With Better Form

Although – when you’re panting through those last few miles on aching feet – it might not feel like it, your body is quite literally designed to run. In fact, some experts have gone so far as to say that humans are the best distance runners on the planet. This is the result of hundreds […]

How Protein Can Help You Lose Weight

People tend to automatically link protein supplements with a very specific type of individual. Specifically, we think of big, muscle-bound gym goers pounding down gallons of the stuff at a time. This seems like a natural connection because, in the minds of most people, protein is how you gain weight. The truth is, though, that […]

The 5 Healthiest Beverages (Besides Plain Water)

Beverage choices are often overlooked when people start trying to clean up their diets. Which is a shame because this could have a powerful negative impact on your health. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, the average can of soda or fruit punch contains as much as 10 tablespoons of sugar and 150 […]

How To Beat Your Sugar Addiction

It’s pretty common knowledge these days that people in general are eating just way too much sugar. Of course, there’s sugar that shows up naturally in certain foods like fruits – but that’s not the issue here. The real problem is added sugar, which we either pile on ourselves or is packed in to processed […]

The Benefits of Prebiotics and Probiotics

There is no easy way to say this so we’ll just get it out there: You are swarming with bacteria. In fact, some experts estimate that for every one of your own cells dwelling in your body, there are at least 10 microorganisms swimming around. This also means that every single human gene you carry […]

Which Gnarly Products Are Right For You?

Selecting a supplement – or stack of products – can be a daunting task at first. Don’t worry, though. We’re here to help. To a very large extent, your goals will determine which types of supplements you will find most useful. It is true, however, that there will be some overlap; Certain supplements can be […]

Gnarly Nutrition Uses New Zealand, Grass-fed Cows for Their Gnarly Whey Protein Powder

Gnarly Nutrition is taking a revolutionary approach when it comes to making sports supplements. It is Gnarly’s goal to create supplements with only the best, all-natural ingredients that allow the human body to push boundaries and achieve more than ever before. This company has formulated a complete sports nutrition line that they guarantee contains no […]

What’s In Each Tub of Gnarly Whey?

Buying supplements these days is a tricky business. For several years now, consumers have been cautioned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that supplements do not always contain what the label promises. Many products have been pulled off the shelves for this very violation. In an effort to increase consumer awareness, the FDA has […]

5 Tips for Choosing a Protein Powder

Protein powder – particularly the fast-absorbing whey – has quickly become a standard feature in the athlete’s arsenal. In fact, due to the dietary importance of protein, many people do not even consider protein powder a supplement anymore; it’s now generally seen as a “food item.” And, frankly, this is for very good reason. A […]

Is Your Beer Paleo?

We do not live in the Paleolithic Era. Sorry to shock you like that, but it’s pretty important that we’re clear on that. Why? Because understanding that (hopefully) obvious fact presents a fairly complex problem for practitioners of the Paleo diet – an eating style that seeks to mimic the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors. […]

What is Paleo and Why Should I Care?

Spend any amount of time reading up on health and you will be inundated with buzzwords. Among the most recent crop circulating the fitness realm is “paleo” – short for Paleolithic Diet. While there’s a lot of bickering among paleo proponents about what exactly fits into the popular eating style, the core ideas remain the same. Let’s take […]