Dealing with post paddle aches and pains

Aches and pains still annoying you after a full summer of paddling or racing? More and more research is pointing to inflammation as the culprit. Amy Beausang offers some great suggestions for reducing inflammation in her blog post Five Healthy Ways to Quash Inflammation. In a...

Staying Healthy After That Last Race

We've been hearing lots of reports from Chattajackers who either got sick soon after completing the epic Hellwinder down the Tennessee River a week ago, or who are now starting to feeling puny. So, with the caveat that we are not medical professionals here...

Nutrition Review: Perfect Bar

Nutrition Review Perfect Bar
No, really it is.  That's not just its name.  After stumbling onto this organic, natural protein bar, I don't think I will ever go back to any of the others I have tried in the past. Thing is, I am one of those folks who...

Expedition: Starting with some new food options from Patagonia Tsampa Soup

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I don't think I've watched a movie that's made me want to go out and buy camp food for dinner until I watched this. After seeing Jules and Louanne (SUPerGirls) come through Wrightsville Beach, NC on their expedition from NY to Key West, FL, I...

CLIF Organic Energy Food Review

  There are 4 CLIF Organic Energy Food flavors, 2 sweet and 2 savory. Sweet: Banana Mango w/ Coconut and Banana Beet w/Ginger Savory: Sweet Potato w/ Sea Salt and Pizza Margherita Yes, they look like baby food. Yes, they taste sort of like baby food. BUT, they are made for adults, for endurance training...

Gear Watch: Performance Gum

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  When you want to solve a problem in SUP, look to other  sports. They've most likely solved or have a solution that can be adapted. In this case, race performance and the use of caffeine. We've seen it in gels (GU), pre-race and race...

Race Week Nutrition

Steve Dullack Race Nutrition
First of all I want to start with a disclaimer. I am not a nutritionist, I don’t have a food blog, I have never appeared on Chopped (although I am working on that) and I am certainly not a know it all. I wrote...

Sparks at first taste: OX Endurance Pre-Workout Booster

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The short review: I liked it. A lot. Felt great through my workout and a race. I felt the BOOST! Figuring out when to drink it is crucial for races.  What's in it? What I liked It was easy on my stomach which is usually sensitive to these...

Strongrabbit: Sports Drinks and Cliff Shots and Gu’s—OH MY!

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This is a repost of Strongrabbit, a.k.a Mrs. Mullet, a.k.a DJ BombBiscuit with part two of her "What to eat before/during/after workout" series. Read part one: Pre-Workout Fuel here. ----- Yes, I am the not-so-shining example for this week’s fueling lesson. I felt it only fair since...

Board? Check. Paddle? Check. Favorite hat? Check. Pre-workout fuel? Ummm…

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This is from Amy Beausang, a.k.a. Strongrabbit, is Mrs. Mullet, mother to Baby Mullet (Stella), cousin of Cousin Mullet (not literally, but in practice), and a Doctor of Pharmacy, certified nutritionist, certified personal trainer, and all-around awesome person. Basically, she's super qualified to help...

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