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Pros Tips for the Right Recovery: Compression Therapy

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Pros Tips for the Right Recovery: Compression Therapy

“Any idiot can train themselves into the ground. The intelligent athlete balances training and recovery to optimize the results,” asserts TJ Tollakson on a recent Friday afternoon. “You don't get faster on the days you train, you get faster by properly recovering from a workout and allowing your body to adapt to the training.” TJ, who competed in his first triathlon at just 4 years old, is an IRONMAN Champion and Founder of Ruster Sports – creators of Dimond Bikes, and knows a thing or two about endurance training.  When asked about his favorite ways to recover, he is full...

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Nutrition Notes: What is BASE Amino?

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Nutrition Notes: What is BASE Amino?

As much as I personally would like to take credit for being this smart, that just wouldn't be right. So instead I turned to BASE Team member, Ironman athlete, Boston Marathon qualifier and scientist Kimberly Townsend, BS, MS, MA to answer the question we hear so often: What is BASE Amino and why is it so important.  One of the most popular products in the BASE Performance supplement line is BASE Amino. Amino is short for the term, amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. There are four groups of macromolecules that make up living organisms. Those...

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Yoga For Triathletes

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Yoga For Triathletes

Bonnie Kissinger, BASE Athlete and Yoga Instructor is dedicated to helping athletes recover and maximize their performances by adding yoga to their regular workout routine. Regular yoga helps to correct imbalances within the body that lead to nagging injuries or pain. Aside from strengthening the stability muscles within the body, the mental clarity and focus obtained during a yoga session are vital to cultivating a strong body, mind and spirit. As endurance athletes, we can all attest to the fact that so much of racing is mental. Do not overlook the mental release that an hour of yoga can bring...

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DO MORE: Kristen Graham & Vanessa Kabash

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DO MORE: Kristen Graham & Vanessa Kabash

This month we are proud to feature BASE Athletes Kristen Graham and Vanessa Kabash! Kristen and Vanessa are dedicated animal advocates and rescue dog moms. They are hosting a charity event at their local CycleBar on March 30 with all proceeds benefiting Hounds in Pounds, Inc. in Allendale, NJ. They organized a CycleBar Fitness Paw-ty that includes raffles, giveaways, chocolate and even cake! So far they have over one third of the special cycle class filled and are looking forward to having a sold out charity event! Kristen and Vanessa became involved with Hounds in Pounds, Inc when they adopted...

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BASE Team Spotlight: Debra Hexsel

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BASE Team Spotlight: Debra Hexsel

Debra recently set a course record in the 60-64 age group at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on November 5, 2016. She ran a blazing 3:29:03! Debra is currently training for her 5th Boston Marathon and placed 9th in her age group in Boston last year. Debra is from St. Louis, MO but currently resides in Kingwood, TX.  She has two grown children and enjoys her job as a legal assistant. Besides running, she loves indulging in red wine and dark chocolate! Debra is an amazing athlete and we are so lucky to have her representing BASE! We are excited to...

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