Altitude Training Tips and Adaptation by Sponsored Triathlete Kevin Portmann

Altitude Training Tips and Adaptation by Sponsored Triathlete Kevin Portmann

I was born and raised in the French Alps, so initially when I scheduled two training camps in Salt Lake City this summer, I thought I would be “used to” the altitude, having spent much of my life above sea level. However, I did not factor in (or simply chose to ignore) the last 10 years spent at sea level in New York and Oceanside! I could not have been more wrong. Little did I know, I was in for a treat!
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My Favorite Obstacle Course Race Workout by Sponsored OCR Athlete, Michelle Kasold

My Favorite Obstacle Course Race Workout by Sponsored OCR Athlete, Michelle Kasold

I love any workout that can emulate what I face in an Obstacle Course Race. For those of you that don’t know much about OCRs, they are usually trail-running courses with a lot of different obstacles. For example, a Spartan Sprint course is around 4-5 miles and includes about 20 obstacles (from barbed wire crawls to climbing over walls and carrying heavy buckets, just to name a few) randomly dispersed throughout. It is a full-body physical and mental challenge! It really tests your endurance, core, upper body strength, and mental toughness.
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Chasing Dreams! Athlete Diary by Sponsored Track Athlete Maïté Bouchard

Chasing Dreams! Athlete Diary by Sponsored Track Athlete Maïté Bouchard

Hello everyone! My name is Maïté Bouchard (the challenge here is to be able to pronounce it correctly, as it is French!), a professional 800 m runner for Team Canada, en route to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

I’m a French Canadian who grew up in Sherbrooke, Québec, a small city in the beautiful Eastern Townships, where I still live and train year-round. Compared to most athletes, I started track pretty late in the game. At the end of high school I started out as a decent runner, but like most, was far from being considered elite. Since then, I’ve seen a pretty good progression, with consistent hard work & perseverance paying off after nearly eight years.
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Choconut Pops

Choconut Pops

Created by Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN+
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When you are craving ice cream but want to eat something that helps your nutrition score consider these choconut pops. The taste of chocolate, coconut and almond butter with less fat, fewer calories, more protein is not only delicious and nutritious but can help you get lean.

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Klean-Jito

Klean-Jito

Created by Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN+
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When fresh mint is in abundance, add to your glass for a little sass. Klean Hydration™, Fresh mint and grated ginger make for a delicious hydration station. Alcohol-free and full of taste, this cool concoction makes a great addition to your summer beverage lineup.

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Klean Patriotic Pops

Klean Patriotic Pops

Created by Leslie J. Bonci , MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN+
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Enjoy your red, white and blue all summer long with this delicious blend of Klean protein, coconut milk and chopped fruit. These are not only delicious post-workout, but also make a great snack attack that gives you great taste without impacting your waist.

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Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to be Exhausting

Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to be Exhausting

Created by sponsored advisor and friend Angie Asche, MS, RD, LMNT
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“I feel like I’m eating so much all the time, but can’t put weight on.” As a sports dietitian, I hear this on a weekly basis. And for athletes struggling to gain weight, eating can feel like a chore. Athletes should apply the same effort to proper fueling as they do to their training; however, gaining weight doesn’t have to be exhausting! Weight gain occurs when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. Athletes looking to gain weight typically want to increase lean muscle mass while minimizing body fat gain, or even lose body fat simultaneously. Several factors play a role in this process, such as nutrient timing and consuming high-quality, whole-food sources. To promote weight gain, a starting point for men is baseline calorie intake plus an additional 400-500 calories in excess. For women, an additional 300-400 calories above baseline is recommended; however, this can vary depending on the individual, and may need to be adjusted by 50-100 calorie increments daily until the desired goal weight is reached. To help simplify the process, here are five tips to add to your routine for healthy weight gain!

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Klean Protein Cinnamon French Toast

Klean Protein Cinnamon French Toast

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
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Just the smell wafting through the kitchen as this French toast turns golden brown on the stovetop lets you know you’re in for an especially tasty treat. The nutrient analysis is the cherry on top. Talk about a nutritional powerhouse! Each slice of deliciousness offers 12 grams of quality protein, B vitamins necessary for energy generation, antioxidants to fight free radicals, and bone-nurturing vitamins and minerals. Add fruit, yogurt and/or turkey bacon to make a meal that is not just for breakfast, but any time of day.

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