A Beginner’s Guide to Single-track Cycling

A Beginner’s Guide to Single-track Cycling

Few sports require as much agility, skill and mental sharpness as mountain biking, especially when riding singletrack. When we’re out in the fresh air pushing ourselves to the limit, we often want to immerse ourselves in the natural landscape around us, for better or for worse. Singletrack cycling allows us to connect with our bodies, our bikes and Mother Nature in a deeper way. In riding, there’s a cliché about the wide, open road. For cyclists, it’s often the thin,…

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Why You Need a Cycling Hat for Your Next Ride

Why You Need a Cycling Hat for Your Next Ride

As a partner of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), Headsweats is taking bike race apparel to a whole new level. We’ve designed comfortable, sport-focused race hats specifically for pedal-pushing competitors and casual riders, including trucker hats, skullcaps, Ultra Bands, headbands, Shorties and more. Sporting a performance hat on your next ride means zero distractions so you can focus on the open road or trail and pedal right through that finish line—or beat your personal best—ahead of the rest. Here…

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Life On Water: Part 2

Life On Water: Part 2

Catch up on Life on Water (Part 1) from #TeamHeadsweats Ambassador, Hugh McAdam! The next day of the regatta was our Rep- serious “do or die” time. The top four boats move on to the quarter finals, and the last two boats get dropped automatically. After weigh in and taking into account everything we learned and digested the day before, both Peter and myself began to get ourselves at the right level of hyped. For each athlete your state of…

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The Benefits of Wearing a Cycling Hat on Race Day

The Benefits of Wearing a Cycling Hat on Race Day

Gearing up to give it your all at your next cycling race? These high-impact races put bike fanatics to the test, requiring long-distance endurance, agility to make quick adjustments on the road and plenty of self-reliance to get through whatever the route throws your way. That’s where Headsweats performance headwear comes into play. We’ve partnered with top riders and organizations, including the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), to help bring you next-level cycling caps that go the literal distance. Our…

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Life On Water: Part 1

Life On Water: Part 1

Last month I had the amazing opportunity to represent the United States at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria. There are so many cool and interesting topics to write about- the training, the race itself, the world of elite level rowing, the mental and physical challenges- so please bear with me! For those reading that aren’t rowers, I’ll try to explain all the rowing terminology as we go. There are two types of rowing: sweep rowing where each athlete…

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Everyday Wellness

Everyday Wellness

Today, the 17th annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, is a day to celebrate the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women everywhere. This day is an important reminder to women to get out and move our bodies or to take time to slow down to help with continued physical fitness and health. Here are some ways that you can share in this celebration of women’s health and fitness: Take a hike. Hiking is great physical activity…

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How to Beat the Heat and Keep A Cool Head

How to Beat the Heat and Keep A Cool Head

As an Ultrarunner who lives in St. Louis, summertime is pretty predictable… brutally humid with “real feel” temps which can rival that of Badwater, Death Valley. I’ve also trained in the dry heat of Badwater, with temps so hot, the soles of your shoes can literally melt… and I’ve learned a thing or two about how best to dress while training and racing during the summer months. So, What Are You Wearing? All roads should lead to WHITE as it reflects…

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Calm, Cool & Collected: Staying Warm and Dry on Race Day

Calm, Cool & Collected: Staying Warm and Dry on Race Day

“THE BEST THING ONE CAN DO WHEN IT’S RAINING IS TO LET IT RAIN.” ~ HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW Race day weather was something the 2018 Boston Marathoners obsessed over for weeks, and I think we were all in denial. “I want to run in freezing rain, bone-chilling temperatures and fierce headwinds” said no one, ever. We could hear the ominous howling winds from our hotel rooms the night before. Even the hotel housekeepers were handing out cards with the weather…

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This Land Was Made for You and Me

This Land Was Made for You and Me

My name is Greg Russell and I’m a 2018 Headsweats Ambassador. This year, Headsweats has a team of ambassadors who are talented beyond words, pushing their limits in every way possible. I wish I were one of them! I’m just a normal guy who likes to run. In late April I ran my first 50k race at the Zion Ultras, and this blog post is partially a report on that race. I also want to share some thoughts on a…

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Bike Month Giveaway!

Bike Month Giveaway!

May is National Bike Month! To celebrate, Headsweats has partnered with the top cycling and fitness brands for your chance to win over $300 in gear from: Hammer Nutrition Tifosi Optics Hydrapak Swiftwick Rocky Mounts  NiteIze Headsweats   GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!   TERMS & CONDITION Eligibility: This sweepstakes is open only to those who are 18 years old and legal residents of the United States and who submit complete entry information above….

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