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Tested: Feetures! Elite Running Socks

Most people will tell you that all you need to get started running (assuming you have some basic athletic clothing) is a good pair of running shoes. Well, that’s not exactly true. You need good running shoes and socks. If you’re running in white cotton gym socks,

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Coconut Water

Dubbed “Mother Nature’s sports drink” by savvy marketers, coconut water is filling store shelves, and I’m seeing it in the gym and at yoga class. Some people swear by it, like it’s magical; even some pro athletes credit their success to this beverage. Coconut water is a

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Tested: ENO DoubleNest Hammock

Growing up, I thought hammocks were fun to climb on, but I never found them particularly comfortable or enticing. Turns out, I got the wrong idea about what a hammock should be! One of my friends got an ENO DoubleNest Hammock and it totally opened my eyes!

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Brooklyn Boulders (Somerville)

Brooklyn Boulders is a rock climbing gym (to put it lightly) located in Somerville, MA. It’s also known as “BKBS” for short. Going by the name, it sounds like it would be a rock climbing gym. And it is. But that’s misleading. It’s so much more than

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Could a Bluetooth Tracking Tag Help You Locate a Stolen Bike?

If you’ve ever had your bike stolen, you know that gut-wrenching feeling you get when your bike isn’t where you left it. You also know the lengths to which you’ll go to track it down (not only to get the bike back but to exact revenge on

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Tested: Full-Time Energy Superfruit and Berry Weight Loss Blend

I’m no stranger to energy drinks and weight loss supplements. I’ve had energy drinks of all types, numerous weight loss supplements, and some crazy “all in one” stuff. And that’s what we have here with Full-Time Energy Superfruit and Berry Weight Loss Blend. It’s a concentrated liquid

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The Father’s Day Gift Guide (For The Dad Who Rides and Runs!)

Not only is today Father’s Day, it’s also the first day of summer! So everyone should have a reason to celebrate! If that means presents, then here are some excellent Father’s Day gift ideas that are also perfectly timed for the summer! It’s great to have a

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How To Get Dressed For a Bike Ride

Every time I take up a new sport, I end up asking myself, “now how do I get dressed for this?” Some sports are simple. Like swimming. Some sports are more complicated. Ice hockey, for example. Cycling isn’t too complex, but there’s a lot of gear, and

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Tested: MIU COLOR Glass Water Bottle with Tea Infuser

You know what material I avoid more than BPA-containing plastic when it comes to sports water bottles? Glass. It makes zero sense to carry a glass water bottle on a bike ride, run, or even in your gym bag. Even if it’s a stronger type of glass,

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Ask Levi: Should I Wear a Weight Vest to Make Bike Riding Workouts Harder?

Weight vests are a common sight at many gyms, especially Crossfit gyms, and even on the track, stairs, and grassy hills. The idea to wear a weight vest while cycling, though, has not crossed my mind until now… So Coach, my usual routine during the week is

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to the HCG Diet

If you thought the Paleo diet was restricting, the Dukan diet too complicated, Jenny Craig too expensive, and the Get Shredded Diet was insane, well, prepare to have your mind blown. We’re talking about the HCG diet, where you eat a scant 500 calories per day, only

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Tested: two Ogres Essential-Z Chalk Bag

Chalk bags for rock climbing seem like simple accessories; not really a big deal, not life saving, just something to have. A good one is not really appreciated, but if you get a bad one, you’ll know it. It will spill chalk everywhere, or maybe you can’t

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InsideTracker vs WellnessFX: A Comparison of Two Top Blood Analytics Services

Blood testing is an amazing way to see what’s going on inside your body. You can see if something is wrong, or you can see if something is right. Has your health improved since beginning that new diet? Did that juice cleanse solve all your problems? It’s

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Tested: CLIF Organic Energy Food

Clif Bar keeps expanding into new product lines. Though not what I was expecting, it was only a matter of time before we had CLIF Organic Energy Food. It’s food, in a pouch. Other sports nutrition companies have already offered energy smoothies akin to baby food. But

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Tested: MIU COLOR Packable Lightweight Backpack

I thought I graduated from simple little backpacks when I finished high school. Ever since, I’ve been using specialty hydration packs, serious backpacking packs, or at least a fancy laptop-carrying briefcase. But now I find myself with the smallest, lightest backpack I’ve ever owned – the MIU

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coach levi
Hi, I'm Coach Levi. I'm a USA Cycling Certified Level 3 Coach as well as Level 1 Certified with Precision Nutrition. Want to feel better, ride faster, and look great? Let's work together!

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Coach Levi is my favorite child and favorite cycling coach. I'd choose him over Christoper McCarmikael even. Did I mention that Levi can coach you to a healthier lifestyle where you look and feel your best?
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