All Things Gear Beast

​Are Granola Bars Really Good For You?

As I was purchasing my ski ticket last week I picked up a Granola Bar from a bucket at the ticket office. On the Gondola ride up, I started reading the ingredients and began to wonder – are these things really good for you…. So, we did a little research!The answer to the question is like most things [...]

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​OBSTACLE RACES – WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

As Obstacle Races have grown in popularity, the distinctions between the types of races have evolved. Figuring out which type is the right one for you can be a challenge by itself. Here we attempt to lay out the differences between the Big Three – Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and Warrior Dash. Hopefully this will help you find [...]

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I Feel The Need For Speed

Ever wonder why others can run much faster than you can? It is most likely because they work on it. While we all focus on endurance – duration and distance – how often do you think about running faster? Well here are some tips on how to increase your pace either on Race Day or Every Day!1. [...]

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It Must Be Da Shoes!

While you can ride a bike in just about any shoes, anyone who rides regularly can benefit from shoes designed specifically for cycling. Compared to typical workout or running shoes, bike shoes are designed with stiffer soles to that more efficient energy transfer as you pedal.Cycling shoes are usually paired with a compatible pedal to hold your feet [...]

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Avocado - It's Not Just For Guacamole Anymore!

Seems like everyone from Tom Brady to Subway is advocating the benefits of Avocado these days. Since yesterday was National Margarita Day - which may have been celebrated with a little guacamole – we thought we would feature the Avocado in this week’s healthy eating tip!So, what are the mysterious properties of Avocado? Here are the Proven [...]

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​Health and Fitness Apps You Might Actually Use!

Everyone has a “Top 10” or “Best” list these days - especially when it comes to fitness apps! While it is easy to download an app onto your phone, unless you’re going to use it – does it really matter? When evaluating an app, we felt the following were more important: It is user-friendly?Does it meet your basic needs [...]

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THE GEAR BEAST FAN PROGRAM

Gear Beast is starting a Fan Program! Do you use Gear Beast products during training or exercising? If so, the Gear Beast Fan Program might be for you. We are looking for people who are passionate and motivated about fitness and exercise, use Gear Beast products and want to help spread the word about Gear Beast. [...]

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​EDAMAME CORN & QUINOA SALAD

Here’s a great easy to make recipe for a yummy salad. Enjoyable by Vegans and Carnivores alike! It is high in protein and calcium and an excellent source of fiber as well. Quinoa and Edamame are both packed with protein, fiber, iron, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, folate and vitamin K. Plus they’re also both low in fat. If you [...]

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Couch To 5K - The Gear Beast Version

Get Up – Get Moving!January is over and maybe you didn’t actually start your New Year’s Resolution – or perhaps it didn’t quite go as well as planned. Since bathing suit season is right around the corner we thought we would share with you a 9-week plan to get up and get moving – and master your [...]

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Post Run Stretching - Who Needs It? You Do!

You’ve probably heard it a thousand times – don’t forget to stretch after your run – and probably ignored it. After all, who has the time! The reality is that stretching after a run improves your recovery and helps prevents long term injury. In recognition of “the need for speed” here is a quick five stretch [...]

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