Why Science in Sport | USA Triathlon

Why Science in Sport | USA Triathlon

Not every athlete is tested as part of their training & competition routine. However, we don’t support the approach of having one rule for professionals and one rule for amateur athletes and instead offer our world class assurance program to everyone. Whilst not all amateur athletes aren’t tested formally for banned substances we recognize the growing importance of giving quality assurance to everyone that our product is certified to be free of banned substances. We commit that what we make available to the general public is absolutely the same as what is used at the elite level.




The 52 Hike Challenge is a global movement empowering individuals to take a personal journey. Participants discover the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional benefits gained through hiking once a week for an entire year. Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the world take the challenge to change their lives in a positive way, one step at a time.

I’m Karla, founder of the 52 Hike Challenge. And in 2012, my world was turned upside down when I was faced with divorce. My life as I knew it was over. Fast forward through a very painful year of introspection and work, and I met a man who inspired me to get outdoors and hike. In 2014, I set a New Years resolution to hike once a week for a year. Little did I know how impactful that goal would be in my life, and that the 52 Hike Challenge would touch the lives of tens of thousands of individuals.

While on the journey, I was able to heal a lot of emotional pain on the trails. I tapped into my inner negative dialogue and was able to end ruminating thoughts, one step at a time. I was more present with myself, my emotions, and I found my inner power. This is the key – on every single hike you are required to pay attention and be in the moment to navigate the terrain, which distracts you from unhealthy thoughts. Plus, the grandeur of nature makes you realize how small our problems really are. With each hike I got stronger, physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally!

According to mindful.org,  “Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” This is the beauty of hiking; you have to be present and in the moment or you may trip and fall. When I get outdoors, I become one with nature.  I am immersed in her sounds and aware of each step I take. My mind stops racing, I am surrounded by beauty, which makes me grateful, and then the most beautiful insights come to me. By going outdoors on a weekly basis, or 52 times a year, I am able to stay mindful and deal with life’s stresses in a healthy way.

We all deserve to have more peace in our lives, and I truly believe nature and hiking can bring that to us.  Learn how.

Forcefield Body Armour launches the Sport Suit and the Abrasion Resistant (AR) Knee Protector

Forcefield Body Armour launches the Sport Suit and the Abrasion Resistant (AR) Knee Protector

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Two exciting new Forcefield Body Armour products will soon be hitting the stores.

Sport Suit (CE1 or CE2) - Available from April
The Sport Suit is a totally unique product and an industry first. It’s an all-in-one under suit - a high performance base layer fitted with modular removable armour.
The Sport Suit’s primary use is underneath motorcycle leathers on track days. However, it’s also a practical option for adventure tour and travel riders.

A CE2 back protector is fitted as standard. As with Forcefield’s other armoured products, you can choose between Isolator CE1 or CE2 limb armour for the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee.

Click here for more information on the Sport Suit CE1 & CE2 and other armoured clothing.

Abrasion Resistant (AR) Knee Protector (CE1 or CE2) - Available from May
The Abrasion Resistant (AR) Knee Protector is easy to fit with a unique wrap-around fixing.

It can be worn next to the skin or over jeans - and is super comfortable making it ideal for commuter use, off-road and touring.

It features abrasion resistant points where they're needed most; high tensile strength abrasion resistant fabric with internal coating is specifically located on the knee face and outer side of the knee.
Again, you can choose between Isolator CE1 or CE2 armour.

Click here for more information on the Abrasion Resistant (AR) Knee Protector and other body armour.

CurrexSole: EDGEPRO

CurrexSole: EDGEPRO

EDGEPRO. Feel The Control.

The edge. A place you reach quickly when skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Foot and lower leg are uncomfortably fixed. Sensitivity vanishes, the feet begin to burn. EDGEPRO gives you a completely new connection with your shoe. You regain control and feel more flexible. Suddenly, the edge is your favourite zone!

EDGEPRO can work wonders in golf shoes, too. Firm support, everything fits – just like your golfing glove!

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LOOKS CYCLE: Born to shine - Look 795 Blade RS

LOOKS CYCLE: Born to shine - Look 795 Blade RS

There was a time when aero road bikes only focused on aerodynamics, but this time has passed and the 795 BLADE RS is LOOK’s iteration of a bike that fulfills all road cyclists dreams. The 795 BLADE RS cuts through the air, provides unmatched stiffness to weight ratio in the aero bikes category and it maintains traction where other bikes fail thanks to an innovative rear triangle design and large tire clearance. Rim brake and disc brake versions are available so that no matter which braking system the cyclist prefers there will be a 795 BLADE RS for him. In summary, the 795 BLADE RS is packed with so many features that assure it is the fastest, smoothest and most versatile bike LOOK has ever made.



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SR-GP. Racing like no other

The name we have chosen for the new Suomy racing helmet says everything about this innovative model.

Developed in collaboration with Andrea Dovizioso, MotoGp Official rider, and also tested in extreme situation such as 2018 Tourist Trophy, the SR-GP enters the Top of Suomy range.

High protection, ergonomics, fantastic field of vision and a new way to study aerodynamics are the word keys that gave life to SR-GP.

Wind tunnel tested, even in the unprecedented position of the rider in turns, has led to an innovative helmet that redefines and raises the parameters for comfort, safety and aerodynamics.

SR-GP is totally new also in terms of ventilation: the outer shell has channels that provide a more effective airflow inside the helmet, and a special rear spoiler that greatly increases the aerodynamic performance and the air extraction.

SR-GP, simply a NEW SUOMY ERA.

Time to GoPro and Be A HyperSmooth Hero

Time to GoPro and Be A HyperSmooth Hero

We all know GoPro to be the company producing the world’s most versatile action cameras. Every year and every model seems to keep proving this true.

Their latest product line Hero7 Black sets a new bar for video stabilization with its standout feature, HyperSmooth.

HyperSmooth is the best in-camera video stabilization ever featured in a camera. It makes it easy to capture professional-looking, gimbal-like stabilized video without the expense or hassle of a motorized gimbal. And HyperSmooth works underwater and in high-shock and wind situations where gimbals fail. HERO7 Black with HyperSmooth video stabilization – you’ve got to see it to believe it.

Built for action we are stoked for the adventures to be captured on the HERO7.



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Forced sign in? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Today we’ve unleashed an update for the GoPro app that is probably most exciting because of the thing it DOESN’T do anymore… which is make you create an account or sign in to use it. Rejoice!

There are some really great new features, too. One cool thing worth tracking is the addition of GPS Performance Stickers, which allows you to add graphics to your videos that show how fast, far and high you were going. If you have GPS-enabled footage from HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black or a Fusion OverCapture, you can:

  • Add stickers that display your speed or show speed changes over time

  • Overlay the GPS path of your route

  • Pinpoint your location using a map sticker

  • Display the g-force you felt accelerating or changing direction

  • Add the GoPro logo to your videos

Learn more about GPS stickers and how to apply them to your content here.  

So, while GPS Performance Stickers make it easier to add benchmarks and milestones to your experiences, our new media gallery organization makes it easier to view and edit your content. Update your app and your items will be organized by date and time.

The GoPro app update also adds some great features to the Fusion user experience including:

  • Fusion Media Stabilization - We’ve added rolling-shutter correction for all Fusion videos for a gimbal-like experience as well as automatic stabilization of your OverCapture footage for ultra-smooth results.

  • Create a video from any Fusion 360 photo using OverCapture.

  • Take photos from any 360 video or photo within OverCapture.

  • We’ve updated the app so you can share Fusion 360 media anywhere you choose.

Update today to tap into the new features via Google Play or the App Store.



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Integrating the carbon blade technology for optimized power transmission, the KEO BLADE CARBON pedal is used by 72 riders – or 41% of the peloton – on this year’s Tour de France.
Lightweight and aerodynamic, the KEO BLADE CARBON is available in the three distinctive jersey colors: yellow, green and polka dot.

Learn More.

CURREXSOLE:  Natural Performance Insole Review

CURREXSOLE: Natural Performance Insole Review

RUNPRO. Running – Reloaded.

You’ll notice the difference as soon as you put them in. Then you start running − and you’ll never want to run any other way. Light, dynamic and pleasantly supportive, RUNPRO does its job: 100% power transfer to the ground. Less fatigue in the feet and calf muscles. You can reach new personal bests, whether in minimalist - or classic running shoes with a cushioned midsole and a 10mm drop. Get ready for the next level of running enjoyment!

Hubspot Picks RINSEKIT Logo As One Of the Best

Hubspot Picks RINSEKIT Logo As One Of the Best

Written by Arek Dvornechuck

If you're a young startup just beginning to find your footing in the business world, having a quality, professional-looking logo can help you look great in front of potential investors and clearly establish what your brand stands for.

Designing a logo that is simple enough to be absorbed and understood quickly, but still conveys the many meanings a brand might depend on is not an easy task. Generating creative logo ideas can be very time-consuming.

On ABC's Shark Tank, companies only have a few minutes to pitch their business to the panel of investors, which means their logo needs to say a lot about what kind of business they are.

I've examined 96 companies from Shark Tank, Season 8 (check the full list here) and selected the best Shark Tank logos, explaining in-depth why each logo works and which design elements make it great.

The process of designing a logo requires an enormous amount of patience and an obsession with getting it right. So whether you're a designer looking for some inspiration or an entrepreneur looking for logo design ideas for your business -- you're in the right place! Check out my analysis of the logos below to inspire your own design.

Read the full article.