3 Intra-workout Foods to Boost Your Performance

Forget pre-workout nutrition. Forget post-workout nutrition. Let's live in the moment with the intra, the during workout nutrition. I'm going to break down the three foods that I recommend you consume to boost your workout.

1. Rice Cakes

Rice cakes are effective intra workout because they don't put much strain on your digestive system. Rice usually has starch molecules that are all bound together really tight, but through the puffing process, air is injected into the rice. This allows th  [read more]

Energy Boosting Summer Drink

Summer is here and it’s time get outside and get moving. In order to start boosting your energy, here is a drink recipe you can have 3-4 times per week to avoid adrenal fatigue.          


            10 ounces of unsweetened coconut water

            ¼ cup unsweetened cranberries

            ¼ teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt

            ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

            ½ teaspoon Maca

Step 1      

The first thing to add is 10 ounces of unsweetened coconut water.   [read more]

The Jungle Gym Workout

When the weather is nice, it feels good to train outside!

Cardio exercises like jogging may seem to be the obvious choice for an outdoor workout, but you can also get a serious strength training session without hitting the weights.

Since calisthenics workouts require very little equipment, they're easy to do at a local park or playground. You might get a funny look or two, but you'll also get a fun, full-body workout without needing to shell out for a gym membership.

Pull-ups and Hanging  [read more]

Smoothie Recipe to Help Maintain Blood Sugar Levels

Here's a simple, five ingredient smoothie using ginger and turmeric, to help maintain your blood sugar, insulin levels, and digestion.


2 cups frozen strawberries

1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk

1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon ginger

5 – 6 pumps liquid turmeric

First ingredient

Two cups of frozen strawberries. Why frozen over fresh? Believe it or not, frozen strawberries actually retain their mineral and nutrient value significantly better because they're flash froz  [read more]

5 Night Shift Sleep Tips

It’s no joke that night-shift work and graveyard’s long crazy hours are unhealthy. Short-term, it affects your anxiety levels, depression, food cravings, and hormones. In the long term, the effects are really negative. Long-term bouts of anxiety, depression, chronic gastrointestinal issues, and controlling your overall metabolism.

Here are five quick night shift sleep tips to implement into your life that are going to help your hormones recycle better, so that you can perform your best, at w  [read more]

How to Find Your Focus Zone | HYLETE CEO, Ron Wilson

In this week’s BarbellBusiness episode, Ron Wilson will discuss how he has built a multi-dimensional business with apparel, fitness accessories, and training apps. His vision is set on doing even more, but what made him successful is the fact he started with a singular focus, what he calls his Focus Zone. Watch the video below, and to see more videos like this, visit, barbellbusiness.com


Naval Surface Force: Military Spotlight

Every week HYLETE shines the spotlight on certified trainer, gym owner, or service league member. We do this to show our appreciation for leaders in the HYLETE nation and the functional fitness community.


Why you joined the military: "I decided to join the Navy to create a better life for myself. When I was 18-years-old, I was 6'5" and 350 pounds. I was sedentary and morbidly obese. When I decided to join the Navy after graduating from high school  [read more]

Wild Geese Fitness Training Spotlight

Every week HYLETE shines the spotlight on a leader in the HYLETE nation and the functional fitness community.

Wild Geese Fitness Training: Dave Hedges

Why you opened a gym: "Back in 2005, my training partner and I were dissatisfied with the types of training available, so we were discussing the options of starting our own gym. It was 2007 when this finally came to fruition when I lost my job and needed to generate an income. Opening our own place and making it a success seem  [read more]

Go Day | Team Rubicon

January 12, 2010. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of thousands are injured and in dire need of medical care and sheltering. The world waits to see who will help. January 13, 2010. Go Day. The first eight members of Team Rubicon deploy to Haiti to provide immediate medical care. Since 2010, Team Rubicon has responded to nearly 150 disasters across the country and world. By uniting the skills and experiences of military veterans with firs  [read more]

Run As One | Team Rubicon

Run As One  |  April 1, 2017

Team Rubicon is holding it's Sixth Annual Run As One 5k. Run As One is held in honor of Marine veteran Clay Hunt, an original member of Team Rubicon and avid sportsman, who took his own life after battling PTSD and depression. Clay was an active participant in many veteran organizations and the event serves as a celebration of the networks that empower, unite, and enrich the lives of veterans.

Why Run As One?

With thousands of participant  [read more]

Five Essential Bodyweight Exercises with Al Kavadlo

Al Kavadlo is one of the world’s leading experts in bodyweight strength training and calisthenics. The author of several books, including the Amazon bestseller Street Workout, Kavadlo is also known for his appearance in the popular Convict Conditioning book series. Famous for smiling while performing some of the most difficult bodyweight exercises imaginable, Al has racked up millions of views on his YouTube channel.

We all need to sta  [read more]

Mitch Rapp: Off Book | Andy McDermott

HYLETE fitness model, actor, and former Phoenix PD SWAT officer Andy McDermott, is set to star in the independently-produced short film “Mitch Rapp: Off Book” based on Vince Flynn’s bestselling novels about macho, All-American counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp. 

McDermott recruited Phoenix-based filmmaker and Hollywood VFX artist Paul DeNigris to lead the effort. McDermott and DeNigris had previously worked together on   [read more]

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