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Fueling The Marathon: Tips To Staying Hydrated And On Top Of Nutrition

Fueling The Marathon: Tips To Staying Hydrated And On Top Of Nutrition

Part of the training for a marathon is building the endurance to be able to go the distance as well as nailing down nutrition and hydration needs during those training runs.  Training sessions are the ideal times to practice what is consumed on race day. This includes learning how to listen to the body to know when it is going to need fuel before bonking occurs. But no matter how well we have this down pat, if we know anything it’s that sometimes things happen during the race. Not drinking enough water or falling behind on consuming our Kramp Krusher energy chews can through us off for miles—and could even lead to us sitting on the sidelines instead of finishing...

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How To Properly Carb Load Before An Endurance Event

How To Properly Carb Load Before An Endurance Event

Pasta, and pizza and pie, oh my! This might sound like any foodie’s dream meal before a long distance event. We often hear how important it is to “carb load” before that big race. But are all carbs created equal for athletes? And how should we properly be carb loading before that endurance event?   Yes, athletes need carbohydrates. Now there are exceptions to the rules and some who prefer following the keto diet and still perform well. There are also those with allergies or other dietary restrictions that mean they can’t consume carbs. However, in general, carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of fuel.     What Is Carb Loading?   Carb loading is the practice of consuming rich...

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Don’t Let An Injury Cramp Your Running Style

Don’t Let An Injury Cramp Your Running Style

The bane of every runners’ existence is that moment when a part of their body is hurt, isn’t working quite right and training comes to a sudden halt.    It could be anything from muscle strain, inflammation, tension, painful tendons and even swelling that looks a lot worse than it feels.    With so many recommendations and suggestions for diagnosing and getting through an injury—and trying to resist the urge to bang out a few miles despite your discomfort —how do you know the best way to get back on track with your training?   Of course, injury prevention is the most important part of any sport.    But if you’ve got a challenging race coming up and that tight knee...

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How To Properly Fuel With Kramp Krushers Energy Chews

How To Properly Fuel With Kramp Krushers Energy Chews

Athletes need to have their workout nutrition down to a science. Nothing throws us more out of wack than poorly timing our energy chews.    This is why it is so important to properly fuel the right way with Kramp Krushers, our energy chews of choice.   In general, endurance athletes sports nutrition like energy chews so that they don’t experience fatigue throughout their long workout. Not doing so can cause dehydration, fatigue and muscle cramping.    With Kramp Krushers, runners, cyclists and other endurance athletes know without a doubt that they won’t experience any muscle cramping thanks to its prevention of lactic acid buildup.   They get that boost of performance without the addition of caffeine and stay hydrated...

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Energy Chews vs. Energy Gels: Which Is Better?

Energy Chews vs. Energy Gels: Which Is Better?

We know we need to “eat” on the run. While some endurance athletes do choose real food, most are fans of the various sports nutrition products on the market to help fuel us during exercise.  This includes energy chews and energy gels. But which one is really better?  We are putting the two against each other to weigh the pros and cons. While the choice is ultimately up to the athlete, it is recommended to try sports nutrition products out before the fay of their big events like an ultra run or triathlon.  Energy Chews vs. Energy Gels: The Real Difference  The real difference between these two comes down to consistency and texture. Think of energy chews as gummies that...

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