A Successful Setup: Athlete Diary by Lisa J. Roberts, Sponsored Professional Triathlete

A Successful Setup: Athlete Diary by Lisa J. Roberts, Sponsored Professional Triathlete

You’ve got a good coach or training plan and a goal ahead. You’re determined and ready to hit the ground running to achieve that goal. Excellent! But that’s only part of the story. Here are my three pillars to being successful – not only in sport, but in day-to-day life.

  1. Environment: Just about everyone has been in an environment, job, or group situation where the chemistry was off and it just seemed stifling, or even toxic. Not the best place to grow and be your best. Putting yourself in the best possible environment – the people, the facilities, the landscape – that inspires and encourages you to be your best is a critical component to being successful. So ask yourself if there is anything about your environment that could be changed in order to help you.

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Tips for a Successful Marathon by Ronnie Delzer, Sponsored Ultrarunner

Tips for a Successful Marathon by Ronnie Delzer, Sponsored Ultrarunner

Marathon race season is underway, and there is a lot of excitement – and nervous energy – in the air, as many runners are gearing up for the special day. Planning your race and executing your race plan are key ingredients to performing well. Sponsored Klean Athlete Ultrarunner Ronnie Delzer shares his wisdom for enduring the marathon and setting yourself up for having a successful race day experience.

I have a lot of respect for the marathon and those that take on the challenge. It requires commitment and dedication to put in the necessary training to prepare yourself for the demands you will encounter on race day. You also have to make good decisions during the race, and use your head and heart just as much as your legs to cross the finish line. Here are some tips to conquer the 26.2 miles.

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Klean High Protein, Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Klean High Protein, Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
(biography click here)

Can you resist the smell and taste of a warm oatmeal-raisin chocolate chip cookie with a tall glass of cold milk? Not easy. But what if I told you that these babies are actually good for you and have some serious staying power? Most oatmeal-raisin chocolate chip cookies have barely 1 gram of protein, but these gems offer 6 grams of high-quality protein to make, mend and mind your performance-enhancing muscle. These cookies are the perfect post-workout snack offering the ideal carb-to-protein ratio to replete glycogen stores and promote protein synthesis and repair. They can also be consumed on-the-go as a nutrient-rich snack to fill the nutrient gaps in your busy day.

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The Road to Kona: Fueling Tips from Pro Triathlete Jodie Robertson, Sponsored Klean Team Athlete

The Road to Kona: Fueling Tips from Pro Triathlete Jodie Robertson, Sponsored Klean Team Athlete

My name is Jodie Robertson, and I am a pro triathlete and music teacher. I started racing triathlons three and a half years ago, and for the past two years I have been working with Klean to help provide me with an overall healthy foundation upon which I can build some solid fitness. I am racing at the IRONMAN® World Championships of October 13th and would like to share with you some of my go-to recovery techniques for simultaneously training and working to ensure I am 100% ready to roll, week after week.

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Top 5 Tips for Performance Noshing-On-The-Go

Top 5 Tips for Performance Noshing-On-The-Go

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
(biography click here)

Whether you are a student athlete, busy working professional or pro athlete, you are intimately familiar with the constant, demanding pace of life. When we try to do it all, something has to give, but don’t let it be your fueling agenda. Take a moment to review our Klean noshing-on-the-go tips to see if you are dotting all your i’s and crossing all your t’s.

Noshing-On-The-Go Tip #5: Eat Like an Elite
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you need to eat like an elite. If you do, performance in all areas of your life will play out in a favorable fashion. This means planning ahead and eating nutrient-dense macros. All macros – whole grain carbs, lean proteins and healthy fats – should be represented at all meals and snacks. This will ensure that you obtain a balance of the more than 30 micros, vitamins and minerals that your body requires daily. Successful elite athletes do not eliminate food groups or “diet”; rather, they fuel their bodies like machines, so they function optimally and don’t break down. There’s no time for a trip to the body shop!

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Meet Jarryd Wallace: Sponsored Klean Team Athlete and Track and Field paralympian

Meet Jarryd Wallace: Sponsored Klean Team Athlete and Track and Field paralympian

What’s up, Klean Athlete world? My name is Jarryd Wallace and I am a 4x World Record Holder and 3x World Champion for the US paralympic Team. My events are the 100m (10.71), 200m (21.83), and 4x100m relay (40.73 WR). Being a paralympian simply means that I have a physical disability of some sort. For me, I lost my leg below the knee when I was 20 years old. This was a pivotal moment in my life. I had to choose if I was going to let the loss of my leg define me, or if I was going to look at it as an opportunity – a second chance, even. Thankfully I chose that latter. As a paralympian, I focus more on my abilities than disability. Yes, there are challenges at times, but those challenges are what make me a better person, athlete, friend, husband, and, I hope one day, father.

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Klean Rita

Klean Rita

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

Summer means parties and cocktails, but alcohol may get in the way of your ability to play. So why not try a mocktail? Without the booze, your body doesn’t lose.

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Klean High Protein Crisp Rice Treats

Klean High Protein Crisp Rice Treats

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
(biography click here)

For many of us, crisp rice treats bring back a flood of childhood memories. Mom made them just to see your happy smile – but no longer does she have to worry about their nutritional value. These treats have added nutrients due to the addition of peanut butter, crispy brown cereal and Klean Isolate™, without all the butter and white rice found in typical crispy treats. Pack a crispy treat for a long bike ride or hike to allow you to go the distance.

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Trop Ice Pops

Trop Ice Pops

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

Ice pops are such a fun food that can be a great way to cool down after a hard workout. However, most ice pops are high in carbs with no protein. These Trop Ice Pops are only 56 calories, with 4 grams of protein. Have two and you get 8 grams of protein, 260 milligrams of potassium, 100 milligrams of calcium, and a serving of fruit. You can change up the juice, fruit and milk as well. If you choose dairy milk instead of almond milk, each Trop Ice Pop will give you 5 grams of protein.

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Frapproccino

Frapproccino

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

How about something new for your brew? If you are a coffee lover, why not get the benefit of some pro in your cuppa joe? Instead of adding creamer or half and half, use chocolate Klean Isolate and Recovery to bring the taste and protein to your glass. And if you use dairy milk, you’ll get an additional 3 grams of protein per serving. You can freeze this in cups, popsicle molds or right into a glass from the blender. And since it makes two servings, feel free to share, or keep for the next day.

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