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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...

StrongRabbit: 5 must-have cooking tools for tasty, healthy, and idiot-proof cooking

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When I think of my favorite activities, cooking has never made the list. However, over the last few weeks, my free-lance work as a medical consultant has been a bit sluggish. This mandated some serious tightening of our dining out / take-out budget, and...

Gear Review: Skratch Labs Hydration Mix

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(image from www.skratchlabs.com) "Symptoms of hyponatremia include nausea and vomiting, headache, confusion, lethargy, fatigue, loss of appetite, restlessness and irritability, muscle weakness, spasms, or cramps, seizures, and decreased consciousness or coma." Well, thankfully, a year ago this week, I didn't end up in a coma or...

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...

How to Fuel Post-Workout

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Today we have Strongrabbit, a.ka. Mrs. Mullet, a.k.a Amy Beausang, a.k.a. DJ Bomb Biscuit with the third part of her series about how to fuel pre, during, and post-workout. Read Part One here Read Part Two here ---------- Hello Mullet Monsters! (Lady Ga Ga has her “little monster”...

How to blend the perfect smoothie infographic and great Vitamix options

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I LOVE my Vitamix. (Thank you Tom and Katrina). We use it almost every day, sometimes twice a day. This is a great infographic on creating smoothies from URRAW. And you don't need a Vitamix. It helps. Save for one. The Magic Bullets are great....

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...

CLIF Organic Energy Food Review

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  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...

Race Week Nutrition

Steve Dullack Race Nutrition
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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...

Winter Workout Motivation: Look for the Instant Gratification!

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If you've already started looking ahead to the next paddle season or you just want to kickstart your workout strategy, Amy Beausang makes a good argument regarding motivation.  Think about focusing on the immediate benefits, not necessarily those long-term goals. "Reframe your thinking around exercise....

Dealing with post paddle aches and pains

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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...

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: Confused about juicing and blending?

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So you’ve just returned from a fresh produce buying spree eager to kick-start some seriously healthy eating this week. You’re positively beaming—feeling so good about your efforts! But then your palms break a sweat and your heart begins to race because you now have...

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...

Worried about the Holidays and Your Paddle Training? Don’t Despair!

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The Holiday Season.  That time when we are tempted to eat too much, maybe of the wrong things, or demands on our time interfere with our training goals.  If you start to see an affect on your training, or nutrition, Amy Beausang has some...

Snacktacular: Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites

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I was looking for something to hold me over between meals, something to stick in a pocket when I went paddling. Somethign small, but satisfying and something healthy. Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites nailed it.  They are over 50% whole pistachios. Pistachios have less calories...

Staying Healthy After That Last Race

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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...

Clean eating while training

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Why an “in-flight” upgrade may help.  Happy October Mulletheads! Last week, we introduced six basic principles of clean eating that I believe anyone—regardless of food philosophy—can incorporate into their daily lifestyle. Soooo, all this focus on clean eating go me to thinking: if we strive to eat...

Resolving Produce Perplexity: Why Buy Organic Produce

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This is a repost of a topic we've been talking a lot about: Why to buy organic produce. After our trip to Oregon and our exposure to some of the freshest, most amazing produce I've ever seen, I thought it would be a great...

How to thrive—not survive—the holiday season

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Ah, Thanksgiving—the time to gather with family and loved ones, reflect on our blessings, watch football, and of course, partake of the season’s yummy goodness. I see Thanksgiving as the official kick-off to the holiday season. Pretty much from now until January 1, there will...

StrongRabbit: Four of My Favorite Go-To Sites for Healthy Cooking, Eating, Training, and More

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This week I’m sharing four websites that will help you live healthier, and I’m betting you’ll be adding these to your fave bookmarks. What’s your go-to site for healthy living? Share with me, please! www.thekitchn.com. Who’s it for? The Kitchn is a great basic resource...

How to balance nutrition needs for SUP or other exercise with weight loss

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Throughout our pre- / during- / post-training series I received several requests for information on how to balance nutrition needs for SUP or other exercise with weight loss. Not everyone has racing as his or her primary goal. In fact, I’m willing to bet...

Strongrabbit: Ditch the Diet

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1.     Be your own CSI (Consumable Substance Investigator) and don’t fall for the cover stories.  Beware of potential weight loss saboteurs wrapped in green packages with front-cover labels that scream “I’m a health food!” There are many of them lurking among us. Take, for...

StrongRabbit: Keep it REAL to Lose Weight

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Hello SUP fiends and Mullet people! Last week we began our series on balancing nutrition with weight loss goals. Sooo…. Did you do your homework? If you have no idea what I’m referring to, or if the dog ate the assignment, I asked you to: 1.     Turn...

StrongRabbit Research Roundup

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Hi Mullet Readers! We’ve already made it over the mid-month hump, and I’ve found myself inspired to start a new monthly StrongRabbit feature on the Mullet. I am a nutrition and health news hound—so why not have me do the legwork to find the latest...

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