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Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl #MAXMUNCHIES

This Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl is refreshing and chocolatey! It’s an absolutely delicious way to start the day! This easy recipe is gluten-free and is perfect for a dessert-for-breakfast type of day.

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Banana Split #MAXMUNCHIES

Enjoy a healthy twist on the classic banana split by adding protein with a Promax Bar!  It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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Top Foods for Faster Muscle Recovery

Sore muscles are a given after any intense workout but filling yourself up with pro-recovery foods will help alleviate the pain and time spent recovering. What foods will help me recover faster, you ask? Add these 6 categories of nutrient food to help recover the right way.

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Everything You Need To Know About Obstacle Course Racing

Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a sport in which a competitor must overcome various obstacles while also running. They are both mentally and physically challenging. There are multiple types of Obstacle course races that you can do: Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash are the most popular. Spartan races range from 3 miles to marathon distances and can include 20-60 obstacles depending on the race. Tough Mudders are endurance events where you have a 10-12 mile obstacle course. A Warrior Dash is a 5K Mud Run with 12 obstacles. No matter which one you choose, here are some things to know before you do an OCR.

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Berry Smoothie Bowl #MAXMUNCHIES

Looking for a smoothie that is easy to make and delicious? Look no further. This berry smoothie mixes fresh berries with a hint of healthy spinach (you can hardly notice its there) for a perfect start to your day!

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Gluten-Free Waffles #MAXMUNCHIES

These gluten-free waffles are light and crispy outside, fluffy and chewy inside! They will make saying goodbye to traditional wheat flour waffles easy! They give you everything you could want in a waffle without all the sugar!

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Travel Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Finding ways to work out while traveling can be difficult- but here are five workouts you can do in a short amount of time, that don’t require equipment, meaning they are perfect for traveling or doing anywhere!

High Intensity Interval Training: Focuses on short periods of all-out work follow by short periods of active rest. This makes the body work harder than it does during steady-state cardio. Some great examples: Tuck Jump, Lunges, Squat Jumps, Mountain Climber, Burpees, Sprints, and Planks.

Pilates: While you can do Pilates with a reformer or props, you can also do it with just your body weight. It can be just as effective using only your weight and is another great program you can do anywhere. Popular moves to try: Bridges, Leg lifts, T-Press, toe taps, Arm Circles, and push ups.

Circuit Training: You can put together your favorite circuit to get your heart rate up,  burn fat and get a good workout in 30 mins or less. Set up 2 circuits that you do for 10 mins each with a warm up and cool down of 5 mins of each for a great 30 min workout. Remember circuit training is all about no rest in between exercises. Choose exercises such as high knees, lunges, push ups, squats, and planks.

Go for a run: Most hotels have a treadmill but you can also take to the streets using one of the million running apps that are available and find a trail near you. It’s a great way to get a cardio workout and see the sites of wherever you are visiting.

Yoga: While yoga is normally done on a mat, it can also be done on carpet or any soft surface. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, yoga is great to improve your flexibility and muscle strength. Some great moves to add to your next workout: Cobra pose, warrior pose, downward dog, airplane pose, one legged prayer, and childs pose.

Finding quick and simple workouts that you can do anywhere including on the road are the perfect way to stay on target with your health and fitness goals.

Sources:

http://www.businessinsider.com/quick-workout-to-do-anywhere-while-traveling-2016-8

http://fitkim.com/5-travel-workouts-you-can-do-anywhere/

How to prevent muscle cramps

Muscle cramps hurt and they can also bring your workout to a dead halt.  Dehydration, blood circulation, not stretching or muscle fatigue can all lead to muscle cramps. Use the tips below to help prevent cramps and/or stop muscle cramps altogether.

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Josh Kiehn

What makes you the Featured Fan?
I am a featured fan because these are my go to snack and one of my protein sources. I also give these to my lacrosse players as snacks during tournaments.

Which Promax bar do you like best?  My 2 favorites are the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Double Fudge Brownie but I also love Lemon.

Why is Fitness and Nutrition important to you?
I just turned 40 and need to maintain good health. I want to show my U14 lacrosse players that eating good can still taste amazing.

What is one unique thing about you?
I am a middle school lacrosse coach.

Things to Know Before your First Marathon

The number one rule in marathoning is don’t try anything new on race day or race week. Stick to what your body knows and treat every long run like a dress rehearsal for the race.

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