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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Meet Ryan Miller, Runner and Klean Team Sponsored Athlete

Meet Ryan Miller, Runner and Klean Team Sponsored Athlete

If you were to come over to my house and rip open my medicine cabinet, you would be astounded. I don’t have any of your typical sleep aids, and the space lacks shaving cream because my cheeks still resemble those of a coming-of-age high schooler. There are no OTCs and definitely no sugar-encrusted gummy vitamins. Instead, you would find a floor-to-ceiling vault of white pill bottles with the name of an unheralded but highly effective supplement company named Klean Athlete®. The multivitamin is prominent, but you’ll also find half-empty bottles of the probiotic, antioxidant, and omega supplements. I’ve been using Klean Athlete products since graduating from Texas A&M University four years ago, and I’m SUPER excited to finally be joining the Klean Team as a sponsored athlete, as I build toward the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. But how did I get to this point?
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Meet Brandie Wilkerson: Sponsored Klean Team Athlete and Professional  Beach Volleyball Athlete

Meet Brandie Wilkerson: Sponsored Klean Team Athlete and Professional Beach Volleyball Athlete

Well hello there! My name is Brandie Wilkerson and I am a professional beach volleyball athlete competing for Team Canada on the FIVB International Tour. As the world’s number-one ranked team in the world, my teammate and fellow Sponsored Klean Team Athlete, Heather Bansley and I are on route to represent Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Until that time, Heather and I will continue to travel around the globe, competing at some of the most beautiful beaches against the best teams in the world – and love every minute of it.
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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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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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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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Meet Jon Weeks: Sponsored Klean Team Athlete and Professional Football Player

Meet Jon Weeks: Sponsored Klean Team Athlete and Professional Football Player

My name is Jon Weeks, and I am the long snapper for the Houston Texans®. I just finished my eighth season with the team, having been with Houston since 2010. I started long snapping my freshman year at Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Arizona, where I also played offensive and defensive tackle. After high school, I took my talents to Waco, Texas, at Baylor University, where I snapped all four years. From college I was invited to participate in the Detroit Lions® rookie mini-camp, and signed with the Houston Texans® in 2010.

As a professional athlete, I see it as essential to make sure I am properly fueling my body and properly training during the week, so that I can perform to the best of my ability all times. Without proper nutrition and hydration, I could risk injury, fatigue or even a lack of energy, all of  which could hurt my performance on the field.

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