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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...

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...

Paddle Monster’s Sports Nutrition Coach Launches Race-Specific Coaching

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Coach Victoria Burgess has just launched 1, 2, 3, and 4 month Nutrition Plans to help you prepare for your A races. Initial consult, including goals, macros, event planning, etc. Nutrition plan to match your physical training programming up to race day Pre race nutrition...

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...

StrongRabbit: Dirty Diet? Clean It Up!

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If you are a regular reader of the Mullet, I’m guessing you are at least slightly interested (i.e., addicted) to SUP. Last Friday, I went on my first paddle in years (a shout out to Patty aka “SUP Girl”--whose patience and chill vibe and awesome...

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...

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...

StrongRabbit: Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Review

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First of all, Kill Cliff Recovery Drink is not an “energy drink”.  This is an important distinction, and I’ll get to that later in the post. Second, I have to admit that when the Mullet asked me to write about Kill CliffTM Recovery Drink, I...

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...

StrongRabbit’s November Research Roundup

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Hi Mullets! It’s that time again! Time for real food recipes and health news & tips from around the web. AND a tune rec, of course. So, grab a chicken, sit up straight, and read on. Cook The Best Whole Chicken In a Crock Pot >> Doesn’t...

StrongRabbit: 9 Strategies To Help You Rock the Clean Food Lifestyle!

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Ever find yourself starving but settling for some less-than-nutritious food product that you hastily grab to avoid blacking out from hypoglycemia in your hurry to get to work / school / meeting / kids event / all of the above? Ever find yourself in...

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...

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 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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Everything in Moderation – Including Moderation

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Are you a moderator or an abstainer? Amy Beausang examines how discovering that personality trait can be a key to making sure your nutrition is dialed in as an athlete in her blog post "Why Eating in Moderation Might not Work for You." "I have...

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”...

8 Do’s and Don’ts to have a BLAST this 4th of July without BLOWING it

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If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’re rapidly approaching the start to a long weekend of well-deserved Independence Day recreation and festivities. So, this week I’ll be brief and leave you with some picnic and party tactics that can help you enjoy your...

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....

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