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5 Common Fueling Mistakes Made by Athletes

5 Common Fueling Mistakes Made by Athletes

**Disclaimer: Before reading the following blog, I ask you to keep in mind that each person and their nutrition needs are different. That is why I recommend that everyone takes a personalized approach to their diet. Nutrition needs vary based on many things including age, biology, food preferences, current health status, current training, religion, budget, body composition and future goals. That being said, here are some nutrition tips for athletes to get you started! By: 2020 Headsweats Ambassador, Taylor Lawless…

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Top 4 Resistance Exercises For Cycling Ft. Headsweats Partner Blog by: Victorem Printed Booty Brands

Top 4 Resistance Exercises For Cycling Ft. Headsweats Partner Blog by: Victorem Printed Booty Brands

We all know that cycling is primarily a cardiovascular sport. Therefore, some cyclists say that resistance training is not necessary for riding but wouldn’t you also say cycling is a power sport? An increasing number of cyclists are NOW going back to the gym with the aim of improving their overall performance to meet their training goals! Competitive cycling requires both controlled strength and long-lasting endurance to support a cyclist’s ability to continually push the pedals rhythmically around for long…

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Finding Motivation During Challenging Times – By Kelsey Klaus

Finding Motivation During Challenging Times – By Kelsey Klaus

As we all know these are unprecedented times and at points, it can be hard to keep the same kind of motivation that we once had. There are no races on my calendar, no travel plans, no big race day goals to attain, but there are a few things that help me deal with the changes and become a better version of myself. Remember that you are lucky enough to get to move your body! This may seem simple, but…

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Staying On Track When Life Gets In The Way

Staying On Track When Life Gets In The Way

By: James English As a husband, father of 4, part-time lacrosse coach, full-time sales executive, and an amateur triathlete who is training for another Ironman this year. I often find myself saying the phrase “the best-laid plans of mice and men…”. I travel quite frequently for business, last year I ran everywhere from Central Park in NYC, around Dallas Airport in Texas, the Strip in Las Vegas, the coastline of San Francisco and the beach along the North Sea in…

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Yoga Poses for Runners

Yoga Poses for Runners

BY: Keri Mandell  Having tight hips and legs can be very painful for a runner, but yoga can be a game-changer. Runners, like myself, often suffer from chronically tight hip flexors, hamstrings and calves. This tightness/immobility can lead to pain up the body and along the spine. So being able to lengthen, open, and stretch these areas is important. Yoga will not only help a runner’s performance, but it will also help them prevent injuries and keep them healthy &…

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BEYOND RUNNING… Small changes to your daily routine that can make a BIG difference on race day!!

BEYOND RUNNING… Small changes to your daily routine that can make a BIG difference on race day!!

By Headsweats Ultrarunner and Ambassador –Susan Schenberg Many runners focus their energy on simply running more often, in order to become a better runner. Sadly, this commonly results in injury and burnout. Here are some simple daily changes that will pay off big time on race day.     What Are You Thinking? During a race, you will experience many highs and lows. Having the ability to control your mindset can positively affect your outcome. Here are a few of my…

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Why You Should Start Yoga: Become the best athlete you can be by adding a yoga regimen to your routine!

Why You Should Start Yoga: Become the best athlete you can be by adding a yoga regimen to your routine!

Why You Should Start Yoga Become the best athlete you can be by adding a yoga regimen to your routine!  — By: Keri Mandell  Have you had a chance to view my LIVE yoga sessions on the Headsweats Facebook page? If not, check out my videos on the Headsweats Youtube channel! You won’t regret it and they’re FREE. Yoga for runners:  Session 1  Session 2 Session 3 More to come!    For me, yoga and running have always gone hand in…

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Training Tips to Stay Motivated in the Winter

Training Tips to Stay Motivated in the Winter

Winter running can be tough especially when it comes to braving cold temperatures. Those less than ideal conditions on the roads/trails can make it very difficult to find the motivation to get out the door. I struggle with this too but I’ve learned some helpful tricks to continue enjoying the great outdoors year-round. Dress the part Set yourself up for success with the proper apparel and equipment by planning ahead. If you run in the dark make sure you have…

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Ambassador Story: A Decade in Review

Ambassador Story: A Decade in Review

Ambassador Story: A Decade in Review By: Keri Mandell Ten years ago, I was twenty-eight, married, living in Boston, and working in Brookline Public School. Such as in life, there were good times and bad. Over the last decade, my life has changed pretty dramatically. After having cancerous cells removed from my cervix and learning I could never have kids, I became deeply depressed. Soon after, my dad and stepmom had learned that they too had terminal cancer. All this…

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Keeping a New Year’s Resolution – Maria Logan

Keeping a New Year’s Resolution – Maria Logan

It’s that time of year again and like most people, you probably made a New Year’s Resolution. How’s that going so far? Are you doing it? Did you create a plan to get you started? Maybe the most important question you should ask yourself is, Do you want it? Many people make wrong decisions and set the wrong goals because they base them off what they think others want to see from them or expect of them. You may not…

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