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

Victoria Burgess Sports Nutrition
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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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

Gear Review: The Modular Modl Bottle Hydration System

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I am always looking for a better hydration solution, especially when it comes to finding a bladder or bottle that is going to work well in multiple paddle craft. When I first saw the Modl Bottle hydration system, I was instantly intrigued by its...

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...

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....

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...

Hydration – What You Don’t Know About It and How That Can Help You

Watch and Listen to Coach Victoria Burgess review the importance of hydration. This overview will help you understand how to use hydration to your advantage and understand much more about how it affects your life and your paddling! This is a must-see!

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....

Coach Victoria on Fueling Your Workouts the Right Way

Fueling your Workouts the Right Way! Hello Paddlers!! Can you believe it’s May!!! This part of the year is always interesting. Some of you are coming from a deep freeze, snow and mostly land/cardio training.  Others, like us here in Florida, have been paddling all...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How time and intensity of training affects sleep quality

Do you think the time you exercise or the intensity of your exercise affects your quality of sleep? Thirty four men and women participated in a one-week study on how the timing of their exercise and the intensity of their exercise affects their sleep...

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...

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: 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...
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