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  1. The Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Athletic Performance and Body Composition

    Intermittent fasting is a feeding method whereby food is restricted. In time-restricted feeding (TRF) the fast can last for hours to days with a typical fast to feed ration of 18:6, where one fasts for 18 hr and the feeds within the 6 hr window. Studies show that alternate-day fasts and whole-day fasts are effective at weight reduction, body fat reduction and cholesterol. Studies investigating the relationship between alternate- and whole- day fasts and athletic performance show that power is reduced. Fewer studies have investigated the relationship between TRF, body composition and athletic performance. Here I subject myself to a TRF protocol and monitor both body composition and athletic performance.

    The TRF Protocol


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  2. Gear Junkie Reviews the AS-1 Backpack

    GearJunkie Reviews the OutThereUSA AS-1 pack dubbing it as the "Ultimate Adventure Racing Backpack"

    "The AS-1 provides this never-take-the-pack-off accessibility better than almost anything I’ve seen. There are four zip pockets, four water bottle holders, two hydration-hose ports, a whistle, and several attachment points — all reachable on front. On an adventure, you can cram a half-day’s worth of energy food, a compass, lip balm, and other essentials in the pack’s up-front holsters and hip-belt pockets."

    "The multifunctional nature continues on back. There are compression straps for skis, snowboards, and other equipment; ice axe and trekking pole loops and attachment straps; a map pocket; tabs on the bottom of the pack for attaching camping gear; and multiple zippered and mesh pockets."

    Read the full review here : https://gearjunkie.com/mike-kloser-adventure-racing-backpack

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  3. OutThereUSA Ultra Lightweight Backpacks for Adventure Racing

    Out There USA Backpacks have gotten us through many adventure races. They are so well thought out, functional, durable, and I can honestly say I think they make us faster because everything is so easily accessible! We are so grateful that Out There will again be sponsoring the Teton Ogre

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  4. OutThere MS Pack Reveiw

    The little brother of the AS-1. How does it stack up? Watch and find out.

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  5. OutThereUSA AS Pack Overview with Mike Kloser and Jay Henry

    OutThere! product designer Mike Kloser goes over many of the features on the new AS-1 Pack.

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  6. 1iOpen Reviews OutThereUSA Packs

    In partnership with Carryology, The Crew at 1iOpen Productions review the Out There USA Adventure Backpacks designed by World Champion Adventure Racer Mike Kloser.

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  7. The OutThereUSA Origin Story by Mike Kloser

    Mike Kloser Interviewed on Vail's TV8

    Mike Kloser tells how his adventure racing heritage inspired him to create the innovative OutThere backpacks to meet the specific demands of Adventure Racers and how his theory of accessibility benefits not only the adventure racer, but also the every day hiker that just wants to keep moving. Mike also demonstrates and shows the various models that are offered.



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  8. La Ruta De Los Conquisatdores

    We heard the rumors of how hard La Ruta is to complete. We can put those rumors to rest, it is a beast. Check out WEDU's film as Mike Kloser and Lance Armstrong take on La Ruta.


    THE TOUGHEST RACE IN THE WORLD

    "Every year, hundreds of the very best mountain bikers and endurance racers from around the world come to Central America to test themselves in this unique odyssey of distance, geography, climate and culture. La Ruta, the only bike race that traverses the American land mass from coast to coast — from Pacific to Atlantic —is no easy day at the beach. Between its sea-level start and finish, the 161-mile route crosses 5 mountain ranges that force you climb a cumulative 29,000 feet! The daunting terrain is so harsh that half a millennium ago it took Spanish conquistadores led by Juan De Cavallón 20 years to cross the land of Costa Rica from the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea; today, following almost the same trails they blazed, modern-day explorers racing on m

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  9. Elk Mountain Grand Traverse Race Tips

    Elk Mountain Grand Traverse Race Tips

    By Mike Kloser, Founder of OutThereUSA, 5 Time Elk Mountain Grand Traverse Champion

    The Elk Mountain Grand Traverse is an extraordinary 40-mile backcountry ski race between the towns of Crested Butte and Aspen, Colorado. Starting at midnight from Crested Butte — often in sub-zero temperatures — racers traverse Colorado’s spectacular Elk Mountains.




    Okay, it’s been a couple years since I raced the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse (GT as the locals call it), and even longer since I originally wrote these tips. So I’ve updated the content below, if you have a few minutes, give it a read.

    Some of this obvious or maybe even a bit crazy, but I bet you will find something useful from all this. Here’s a few tips and a bit of advice that I’ve written based

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  10. Mike Kloser's Training Tips

    Training tips from a Pro

    The beauty about living in Colorado is there are dozens of mountain sports for one to test mettle. A few tips from world champion adventure racer Mike Kloser, who trains and competes in numerous activities throughout the year.

    1. Attitude is Everything

    One of the most important things is having a good attitude and having a good time. Use the first event or two as a total learning experience because there is a lot to learn in this sport. And if you are going to set some goals, make sure they're realistic. I've had my share of humbling experiences over the years.

    2. Learn To Balance

    My plan is to try to train five or six days a week, throw a race or two in each week for intensity and to keep me motivated. Family comes first, even though, realistically, you have to schedule a lot of your family time around your work schedule and your training. I function best by getting in most of my workouts first thing in the morning,

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