By: Heidi Harris, RD-N, LD-N, CD-NContinue reading …
By: Heidi Harris, RD-N, LD-N, CD-N
What You’ll learn: In this blog you’ll learn about the nutrients needed to help support power, strength, and speed to help maximize your baseball season.‡Continue reading …
By: Heidi Harris, RD-N, CD-N, LD-N
What You’ll Learn: In this blog we will discuss how sleep and athletic performance may be related and how healthy sleep hygiene can help power your peak performance.‡
Powering Peak Performance Through Sleep:
We’ve all likely heard the phrase, “Get a good night’s rest.” This isn’t just an empty platitude, there’s significant meaning behind this saying. Sleep is an overall healthy component of any lifestyle as it helps promote healthy wellness, hormone metabolism and even immune support.1 But, did you know that sleep and athletic performance go hand-in-hand? Physical activity has long been touted for its ability to help promote sleep quality. But, it works both ways, sleep also has been shown to help support athletic performance.2‡
Despite these benefits, research shows that many athletes fail to obtain the recommended amount of sleep which can threaten performance. Obstacles such as training schedules, travel, stress, academic demands and even over-training can affect proper sleep.2 Want to learn how you can help support your healthy sleep hygiene? Keep reading to find our why your inner athlete may want a new bedtime routine to power your peak performance through healthy sleep.‡Continue reading …
The Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team, sponsored by Klean Athlete, made quite a splash during the month of May with daily stellar performances at its biggest race of the season, the Amgen Tour of California, followed by a stunning victory by Greg Daniel in the USA Cycling professional road race.*
But with only eight starting spots available in any given race, half of the team is not grabbing the spotlight or making headlines. Those riders are toiling behind the scenes and training hard to achieve their own moments of success.
Meet Chad Young, one of those riders on Axeon Hagens Berman who has played a supporting role in some of the team’s successes this season. And while his teammates were tearing it up in California or at the national championships in North Carolina, the 20-year-old from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was watching those performances on TV or via live stream from his training base in Golden, Colorado.
By Lava Magazine Editor Susan Legacki
“The Klean Athlete line of nutritional supplements is geared toward athletes’ unique nutritional needs, as well as ensuring that nothing they put inside them contains a banned substance. There have been a few high-profile cases in the triathlon world of a pro athlete consuming a product and then testing positive because it had something in it not listed on the label that was in fact a WADA-banned substance. In order to meet the tough standards of the NSF Certified for Sport label, which is recognized by the NFL, MLB, NHL and PGA among other major sports organizations, Klean Athlete products undergo meticulous testing to ensure each ingredient is up to snuff.
If you read our first post (and we sincerely hope you did), you had a brief introduction to our SVP of Sales & Marketing and the champion of Klean Athlete, Tim Monk. We’d like to share some more information with you about Douglas Laboratories and our parent company Atrium Innovations (excuse us while we put our Douglas hat on).
For over 50 years, Douglas Laboratories has manufactured and distributed superior-quality, science based dietary supplements and have grown to become one of the world’s premier nutritional supplement providers. We began by and continue to, partner exclusively with healthcare professionals rather than over-the-counter transactions with consumer. Our focus has been on providing products to consumers under the care and supervision of a healthcare professional.
For me, endurance sports are a passion and a lifestyle that find a way to permeate every aspect of my life. Triathlon is my main passion, with a trip to Kona in 2009 (yes, I qualified). I have also competed in multiple marathons and masters swim meets and continue to train hard. If you can swim in it, ride it or run it, I am your guy. I must impress, I have a very supportive family unit for all of my endurance escapades!
It is my belief that if you want to live an active lifestyle, you have to take extra care of yourself. And for me, this begins with good nutrition which leads me to the big idea and the reason for this blog entry. Individuals who both train and travel regularly can appreciate the need for a friend and colleague like René Augstburger who is both a creative genius and great on-the-road training partner. It was during a trip to Pittsburgh, between an evening swim and dinner that we came up with the idea to create a line of sports nutritional supplements.