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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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Tested: GU Electrolyte Brew

Despite GU gel being my absolute favorite for years, I was never drawn to the rest of the GU product line. Even when GU2O was available, I drank something else. But with the launch of the new formula and flavors for GU Electrolyte Brew, that could all

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Tested: GU Brew Electrolyte Tablets

Another complement to their energy gels, GU Electrolyte Tablets have been added to the GU product line. These are straight up electrolyte tablets. No carbs, no sugar, no amino acids. Just electrolytes. What’s the point? Hydration. That’s it. If you want to get electrolytes for better hydration,

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Gut Health

Gut health, digestion, and all that good stuff. How’s it going for you? Are you digesting everything? Absorbing all the available nutrients? Not sure? Let’s talk about it. Gut health is vital for anyone trying to be fit and healthy. It’s even more important for an athlete

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Tested: GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink

To complement the Roctane gel, you can add GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink into your fueling strategy. The key words here are ultra endurance. It’s specifically made for demanding situations like high-intensity events lasting 4+ hours, providing lots and lots of carbs and electrolytes per serving,

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How to Get Started Bouldering (Rock Climbing)

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that takes place on individual boulders (or 10-15′ high walls if you’re in the gym.) Instead of ropes, pads are placed on the ground for protection. And instead of climbing straight up, you often traverse along the wall as well

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Tested: GU Chomps

I love GU gel. It’s absolutely my #1 favorite gel. I’d say it’s the best formula and the best tasting. And it yields the best results. Similarly, I’ve been loving all the energy chews I’ve tried (Powerbar gel blasts, Clif Shot bloks, even Honey Stinger chews.) Every

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Tested: KT Tape

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about kinesiology tape. You’ve probably seen many pro athletes using it. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve used it yourself. There are a few brands out there now, but KT Tape is probably the most popular among

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An Introduction to Power Meter Training for Cyclists (If You’re Still Using Heart Rate Zones, This Will Blow Your Mind!)

If you’ve ever trained with a heart rate monitor, or even just going by perceived exertion, you’re familiar with training at different intensity levels. And you’re probably familiar with how unreliable those metrics can be for both dictating future training and analyzing past performances. But there’s a

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Tested: Columbia Sportswear Cool Creek Stretch Cargo Pants

For as many cycling and running tights as I have, and wind pants, and skiing/snowboarding pants, I’ve never been much for hiking pants. I never really liked them. Then I found some pants that looked awesome, at a reasonable price, and couldn’t say no. They were the

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Retailer Review: LuckyVitamin.com

Finding a place to buy supplements is not difficult. But finding a place with a good website, wide selection, and fair prices, that you can trust, can be a challenge. LuckyVitamin.com is one of the many online stores selling vitamins, supplements, personal care products, snacks, tea, and

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Tested: Gramicci Original G Climbing Pant

Sandstone and gritstone rock faces are unforgiving surfaces. They also happen to be frequently encountered surfaces when it comes to rock climbing in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. One slip on this stuff, and it could shred lightweight hiking pants. So when I decided to take up rock

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Tested: BeetElite NeoShot

You must have heard about beet juice by now. It’s been all the rage with cyclists and triathletes for years, and it recently made national news after being used by some of the top collegiate football teams. If you’ve used it, you might agree that it works.

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Heart Rate Monitors, Heart Rate Zones, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Heart Rate Training

Heart rate training was all the rage in the 80s and 90s. Power training is becoming more popular now, at least for cyclists, but heart rate monitors are still way cheaper than power meters (and monitoring your heart rate will always have its place). A heart rate

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Tested: ENERGYbits

Not much really catches my attention anymore when it comes to energy drinks. You’ve got double or triple caffeine, miracle herbs, superfruit juices, and various extracts from animals and insects. But what if I told you there was an energy supplement that was basically a bunch of

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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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