Performing at your best- Swim, Bike, Run, FUEL.

Performing at your best- Swim, Bike, Run, FUEL.

By: Liz Baugher, Professional Triathlete,  Multisport Coach and Sponsored Klean Team Athlete

They say to perform well you must master the art of your sport. We have all heard it: the 10,000+ Hour rule, drills, dedication, and maybe a few good genes go a long way. But what about that athlete looking for that final 1%? In triathlon, they call this the 4th discipline: Nutrition.

Regardless of the distance you’re running or the caliber of athlete you are, fueling for your training and races will make a difference in your racing abilities.

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That’s Just the Whey It Is!

That’s Just the Whey It Is!

Created by Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

When your goal is to be fit, fed and fierce, you need to combine the 1-2 punch of exercise and food choices. To develop strong muscles, weight or resistance training must be part of your repertoire, as must emphasizing the type, amount and timing of foods, fluids and, if need be, supplements to complement your workouts and overall body goals.

The Whey to a Leaner you
Optimizing protein intake is essential to keep your muscles strong and healthy.The recommended amounts range from 10-35% of the total daily calories, or anywhere from 0.5-1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day, depending upon your body goals and fitness program.

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Klean Hummus

Klean Hummus

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

This recipe is SOOOOO easy to make and is truly delicious. Klean hummus offers double the protein in comparison to regular hummus with 18% fewer calories.  And, as you know, hummus is one of the most versatile dips and sandwich spreads around. Serve it with pita or tortilla chips, or whole grain crackers, baby carrots, sliced bell peppers, celery or broccoli. You can also create a delicious sandwich (see Klean’s High Protein Sandwich Bread) consisting of a generous spread of hummus topped with tons of colorful veggies. A great party app to share without the guilt, but with all the muscle-building capabilities.

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Meet Michelle Kasold: Professional Field Hockey Player and 2017 Sponsored Klean Team Athlete

Meet Michelle Kasold: Professional Field Hockey Player and 2017 Sponsored Klean Team Athlete

Photo credit: © Planet Hockey

Hi! I’m Michelle, but everyone in the field hockey world calls me Kas. I grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was introduced to the sport of field hockey when I was 12 years old. I was an active kid who played just about every sport under the sun, so it didn’t take long for me to pick up something new! I was very fortunate to have coaches that saw potential in me and gave me some great opportunities early in my career. When I was 14, I made the U16 National Team and from there worked my way up to the U19 and U21 teams. The highlight of playing with these teams was definitely playing in the Jr. World Cup in 2005. In the fall of 2006, I earned my first cap with the National Team and it has been a roller coaster ride (a good one!) ever since. I have competed in two Olympics, a World Cup, and three Pan Am Games (winning two golds and a silver). I have amassed 227 caps, scored 35 goals, and competed in 15 different countries against more than 25 nations.

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Meet Adam Henrique: Professional Hockey Player, 2017 Klean Team Sponsored Athlete

Meet Adam Henrique: Professional Hockey Player, 2017 Klean Team Sponsored Athlete

We’re excited and proud to welcome Adam Henrique, professional hockey player, as one of the newest members of our sponsored Klean Team. Adam is a Canadian professional hockey player and alternate captain. He grew up in Burford, Ontario and began playing hockey as a young boy with dreams to become a professional athlete. The following is the first of a series of blog entries we will feature from Adam, as we follow him this season and support his journey as a professional hockey player. 


My name is Adam Henrique and I am proud and honored to be a member of the 2017 Klean Team. As any professional athlete will tell you, competing day in and day out at the highest level is much easier said than done. We are always looking for an edge, whether it be in the form of a new training regimen, innovative new gear or a new nutritional product. I am fortunate enough to have teamed up with Klean Athlete® Nutritional Supplements to help me maintain and improve in all aspects of my health, well-being and athletic performance. I am eager to share my journey with you all and encourage all athletes to train Klean with me!

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Klean Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

Klean Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

The smell of this bread alone will have your mouth watering and your mind on the oven timer. Grab a slice right out of the oven for optimal enjoyment. It is scrumptious plain, toasted or topped with apple or regular butter. Pair it with a cup of coffee or hot tea and you’ll feel like you’re on a little vacation. And we can’t forget the nutritional contributions that these loafs bring to the table: A nice hearty slice offers 7 grams of protein, more than double that found in a store-bought slice. Enjoy any time of day – 2 to 3 hours before you hit the gym or after your workout to inspire recovery and repair.

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Meet Hugo Houle: Professional Cyclist and 2017 Klean Team Sponsored Athlete

Meet Hugo Houle: Professional Cyclist and 2017 Klean Team Sponsored Athlete

Born in the small village of Sainte-Perpétue in Central Quebec, Hugo started his career at the age of 9 in triathlon. He competed in triathlon until he was 14, when he realized his primary talent was in cycling.

At 15, he joined the Club Cycliste Vélocité Drummond, for which he raced for two seasons in the Quebec cups, and his multiple appearances on the podium caught the attention of the best junior teams in Quebec.

At the age of 17, Hugo joined the junior team Louis Garneau-Crocs, where he met Mr. Louis Garneau. Mr. Garneau helped to launch Hugo’s career by providing him with all the support he needed, and the access to the best races in North America. Hugo soon distinguished himself on the Canadian scene by winning the 2008 Road National Championships. This allowed him to participate in his first World Championships in South Africa.

Meanwhile, Hugo stayed very busy with his full-time studies in Techniques policières at Collège Ellis de Drummondville, situated in Central-Quebec. In 2010, while finishing his studies, Hugo decided to put his career as a police officer on hold to become a professional cyclist. During that period, the first pro continental cycling team in Canada, Spidertech powered by C10, was launched, and during the 2011 and 2012 seasons Hugo was given the chance to develop on the international scene. He is a three-time U23 Canadian National Champion and finished fourth at the U23 World Championships.

Hugo’s astounding success at the world championships allowed him to secure a spot at the highest level of cycling with a top French World Tour team.

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Q&A with Lisa Roberts, Sponsored Professional Triathlete

Q&A with Lisa Roberts, Sponsored Professional Triathlete

Q: Background/Intro: Tell us a little about yourself and your triathlon career/background. How long have you been competing and what is your focus?
A: I have been competing in triathlon since 2002 and professionally since 2009.  I came from a distance running background, running collegiate track and cross country in Illinois.  My focus is the long distance triathlons, mainly half-iron and iron-distance races.

Q: Where are we in the season schedule? What have you raced so far and what’s coming on the schedule?
A: So far I have only raced a few bike races and it is early triathlon season.  I have been healing a foot stress fracture during the winter, but now that I’m on the mend for running, I plan to race 70.3 North American Pro Championship in St. George, Utah, on May 6.

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Meet Logan Owen: Blog by Logan Owen, Sponsored Axeon Hagens Berman cyclist

Meet Logan Owen: Blog by Logan Owen, Sponsored Axeon Hagens Berman cyclist

Photo credit: © Davey Wilson

In the book of history of the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team, Logan Owen’s name is centered on page 1.

That’s because the 21-year-old native of Bremerton, Washington has scored some of the team’s biggest results in its nine short years of existence.

Owen burst onto the scene in 2015 when he won Stage 3 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. That victory – in one of America’s premier cycling events – immediately stamped the development team as a serious contender against some of the world’s top teams.
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Meet Matt Scott: Professional Wheelchair Basketball Player and 2017 Sponsored Klean Team Athlete

Meet Matt Scott: Professional Wheelchair Basketball Player and 2017 Sponsored Klean Team Athlete

Photo credit: © Damon Jay Photography

Matt Scott is passionate, driven, and relentless: all qualities that ensured him a gold medal atop the podium at the 2016 Rio Paralympic games in wheelchair basketball. As a 4x Paralympian, Matt has a strong desire to be an ambassador for his sport, and highlight the true athleticism it takes to compete at the highest level of wheelchair basketball. His athletic resume speaks for itself. He’s been featured in popular sports magazines such as DIME Magazine®, Men’s Fitness®, and SLAM Magazine®. The 2008 ESPY® nominee was also the star of Nike®‘s nationwide “No Excuse” Campaign in a groundbreaking television advertisement. His impressive skills on the court have made him an internet sensation, with his videos gathering millions of views worldwide. Dominant speed, power, and overall athleticism have been the cornerstones of his success on the court.

We’re excited to welcome Matt to our 2017 sponsored Klean Team and to team up this season. Here’s Matt’s story.

Just like any kid with a dream and a Jordan poster, I always wanted to be a professional athlete. I’ve played basketball since I was old enough to dribble a ball. In fact I can’t remember a time that I didn’t love it. I grew up playing with my able-bodied friends and was actually very reluctant to try wheelchair basketball because I hadn’t actually seen it. I had a negative thought about it right away and dismissed the idea of playing because I thought it would be more charitable then competitive and, for lack of a better word, un-athletic.

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