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Creatine in a Recovery Drink
by Michael Lohre MS, HFI I have had several inquires from potential customers asking why Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink does not contain creatine. Currently, creatine is all the rage within the sports supplements market and many competing recovery drinks, including the popular P90X, incorporate it into their formulas. Although I believe that supplemental creatine can […]
Sugar in a Recovery Drink
by Michael J. Lohre MS, ACSM-HFI I have received several e-mails from potential buyers of Mike’s Mix who are concerned about the high level of “sugar” in the recovery drink. Mike’s Mix has a whopping 40 grams of sugar in each serving. I applaud these consumers for reading food and supplement labels with a critical […]
Mixing Instructions and Serving Size
Included in both the 4-pound tub and 8-pound bag of Mike’s Mix is a clear plastic scooper. Sometimes the scooper becomes buried in shipping and you may have to take some time to look for it within the product. Three heaping scoops of Mike’s Mix is the suggested serving size of 100 grams. If you […]
Is Chocolate Milk a Good Recovery Drink?
A detailed examination of Chocolate Milk as a recovery drink.
Visualization and running, the key to efficient form
by Mike Lohre MS, HFI As runners we are all searching for new training techniques that will allow us to become faster and stronger. A sure method for lowering your race times is to focus on improving running efficiency. One means of accomplishing this is through strength training, especially of the core musculature. However, a […]
Hydration Drink: another use for Mike’s Mix
By Mike Lohre MS HFI Step right up and get your container of Mike’s Magical Mix. It facilitates recovery after a workout, gets tough stains out of clothes, cures the common cold, and also makes a great hydration drink. Alright, that might be overstating the possible uses of Mike’s Mix, but in addition to a […]
“The Second Coming” 5.13- Jason Huston
“The Second Coming” (5.13-) Colorado National Monument. climber: Jason Huston-1st ascent.
The whole family and I decided to take a four day camping and rock climbing trip to Jackson Falls in southern Illinois. Now I would venture that aesthetic camping and rock climbing are not the first things you would think of when picturing Illinois. I was also skeptical a few years back when a friend […]
The Limitations of Sports Drinks
Carbohydrates are the premier fuel source for athletic activity providing energy at a much higher rate than fat. However, unlike fat our body has a limited supply of carbohydrates and when this supply is eliminated we “bonk” or “hit the wall”. During exercise your body relies on two sources for carbohydrate: stored carbohydrate in the […]
Madison Ironman, Nick Rhoads on the bike
Nick Rhoads on the bike, Madison Ironman
Used Road and Tri-bicycles
I am a big proponent of buying used bikes. Whenever I have a friend or a client in the market for a bike I steer them in the direction of buying one second hand over new. The biggest reason for this is that new bikes can be really expensive! Like used cars, as soon as […]
A Few Good Reasons to Race
As a personal trainer I’m always encouraging my clients that don’t compete to enter local races and events. Most of these individuals run or bike, but I also have skiers, swimmers and paddlers. For the ambitious recreational athlete there are events that incorporate all these activities and more. When I broach my clients on the […]
Rock Climbing Red River Gorge Style
Unknown rock climber, Red River Gorge Kentucky. Photot courtsey of Rachel Melville
Dam Challenge Triathlon, Mike Lohre on the Run
Mike just starting the run after finishing the paddle portion of the Dam Challenge Triathlon