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Picky Bars Launches New Performance Oatmeal

Oregon-based energy bar company expands product line to introduce a performance oatmeal fit for athletes. Picky Bars—the Oregon-based energy bar company founded by professional athletes Jesse Thomas, Lauren Fleshman, and Steph Bruce—are introducing a new product to bring an end to the days of bland, nutritionally lacking, and complicated oatmeal, bringing an easy athlete-focused breakfast to the table. Picky Oats ...

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Tailwind Nutrition Caffeinated Endurance Formula

Here at ActiveGearReview we have been avid Tailwind fans since our initial review of Tailwind Endurance Fuel in 2013 (full review available here). Tailwind is a Colorado based company that prides itself on being easy on the stomach, while also remaining gluten/vegan/soy/and dairy free. As an avid trail runner, I used to fall into that “crappy stomach” crowd that would ...

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Living Luxe Gluten Free Review

We often forget about that oh-so important fueling aspect of keeping us fit and active. Of course we eat, but you take one slight misstep and you’ll be paying for it no matter what you’re doing. In triathlons, the ‘fourth’ discipline has become a very important component of being able to perform at your best. The Apres ski beer and ...

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New GU brew Sports Drink review

With the new GU brew Sports Drink you get a powder that dissolves quickly, tastes great and has less calories and carbs than the previous GU Electrolyte Brew, while still supplying the right amount of electrolytes for your training. This is a great formula for those that would prefer to eat their calories rather than drink them. GU brew Sports Drink new ...

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Nuun Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs Review

Nuun Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs

  Sometimes staying hydrated requires something more than water but without the calories, sugar, or artificial sweeteners contained in many sports drinks. Enter Nuun Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs. These tabs have less than 10 calories and 0 grams of sugar per serving. Just drop one tab in 16 oz. water and wait for a couple of minutes for the tab ...

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Pistachio Chewy Bites

The market for trail snacks is pretty saturated these days and just about everything claims to be healthy and natural. Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites are another addition to the crowded market, but have a lot going for them. Ingredients & Nutrition of Pistachio Chewy Bites Setton Farms Pistachio Chew Bites have only 7 ingredients the first two of which ...

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Training and Racing with PowerBar


PowerBar has long been known to athletes for helping provide the energy we look for while prepping for an activities, sustaining energy during activity, and helping recover after activity.  My first experience with PowerBar products was a long time ago while I was running high school track and cross country, and PowerBar Performance Energy Bars were the one of the ...

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2 Colorado Nutrition Companies for Runners and Cyclist

For one reason or another, the state of Colorado is quickly becoming the state to be in if you are into running, cycling, triathlon, or the outdoors.  As the trend of inspired athletes packing their belongings and shipping off for Colorful Colorado continues, new companies that provide products or services  for these sports continue to grow. I’ve recently been testing ...

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SaltStick Caps Plus Review

Cramps happen, but they shouldn’t.  At least not due to electrolyte loss or imbalance, when such an effective, easy-to-use product as SaltStick Caps Plus is available. As an endurance athlete, I am well aware of the need to replace lost electrolytes during prolonged activities.  There are so many electrolyte products on the market today, that it can be difficult to ...

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