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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Klean Guacamole

Klean Guacamole

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

Avocados are on trend, and although they are a great source of healthy fats, they don’t contain protein. So why not add protein powder to your guacamole for added nutritional value? This recipe is quick and easy. For additional nutritional value, serve with black or white bean chips to give you even more protein and fiber. Hip hip hooray for Klean Guacamole!

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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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USING YOUR ‘YARD STICK’ TO MEASURE PROGRESS

USING YOUR ‘YARD STICK’ TO MEASURE PROGRESS

Meredith Atwood, Sponsored Triathlete
Athlete Diary
Progress is a funny thing. Progress is also a difficult thing to define. There is “progress” in all three scenarios below.  But at what cost?

  • If you are training for a marathon as a wife and mom of three kids, and spending time away from your kids, is that really progress?
  • What if you are working on your marriage so hard that you never hit your planned cycling workouts? You also feel your training and race goals slipping like sand? And as a result, are you miserable?
  • What if you are hitting all your workouts, getting faster, but you are just too tired to care about the other things in life? You have no “real” relationships, no time for anything else, and no fun outside of triathlon?  But you’re heading towards your triathlon goal. Is that really progress?

Progress always costs something, which leads me to believe that progress is merely a game of life monopoly, life motion and priorities.

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