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​Break out of your winter slumber with this cool crop of workout gear and clothing.

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Looking to gear up for spring? From new fitness gear to workout attire to the best workout supplements available, here’s how to refresh your routine as the weather warms …

P4 Sports Supplements ($37.99 and up)

Proven4’s line of NSF Certified for Sport supplements can keep you energized and primed for recovery:

Pre-Game Formula: Caffeine, beta-alanine, and creatine are a trio of potent ingredients that create a serious energy rush to power through the most grueling workouts. Flavors include: Fruit Punch, Cherry Limeade, and Blue Raspberry.

Energy Formula: Along with caffeine, Energy Formula features taurine, electrolytes, and a fast-digesting carb to produce lasting energy.

Recovery Push Formula: A caffeine-free formula engineered to support your body’s recovery efforts with help from BCAAs, electrolytes, and a vitamin matrix.

UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate Engineered by JBL ($150 @ jbl.com)

Of course they’re earbuds, which are a necessity for those who train in chain gyms with awful corporate rock blaring through the speakers. But the standout feature for these over-the-ear hook buds is the heart rate monitor that directs you as you train to reach your training and fitness goals. Battery life lasts five hours per charge.

Crossrope Bolt ($60 @ amazon.com)

For one, it’s a super cool looking jump rope. That won’t help you train, but it’s worth noting. More importantly, the aluminum handles, ball bearings, and two weighted ropes, is a calorie burning aid that will push you to work harder as you fly through double-unders.

Fitbit Alta HR ($150 @ fitbit.com)

The world's thinnest heart-rate sensing band can diagnose you, which essentially means track your vitals but explain what the payoff is. Other stats tracked: calories, steps, and distance. Battery life lasts up to seven days.

C9 Champion Speed Knit Cross Train Shorts ($23 @ target.com)

Not all quality fitness gear has to drain your wallet. Champion’s comfy yet stretchy shorts are perfect for hitting the squat rack, dominating the courts, or going on a springtime jog.

Brushed Tech Jersey Half-Zip ($30 and up @ gap.com)

It’s both breathable and moisture-wicking, which come in handy when you break a sweat on warmer spring days, and includes a hidden zipper pocket to stash keys or your phone. Ideal when the weather is on the chilly side but not yet suitable for short sleeves.

Mission Men's VaporActive Alpha Short Sleeve T-Shirt ($30 @ amazon.com)

If you're someone who pours sweat like a broken spigot, you'll want active performance gear that dries quickly. Using VaporActive patented tech, these shirts dry up to five times faster than other quick-dry gear.

Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 ($130 @ reebok.com)

Made for CrossFitters in mind — read: these suckers are built to run, lift weights, and take a beating! — the Nano 7's feature a reinforced heel clip, reworked toe cap for better stability and an improved fit

​Tips to Crush Your Winter Training!

We know you’re sick and tired of winter. So are we. Frigid temperatures, wearing extra layers of clothing when going from A to B, tiptoeing around black ice on the infrequent days we finally can venture outside for a run. We’re over it. However, spring and warmer weather are just around the corner, so you’re [...]

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How Golfers Can Improve Mobility & Their Game

The best, most powerful and precise golf swings are products of smooth mechanics and countless hours on the links. As anyone who saw the ‘90’s Adam Sandler flick Billy Madison and tried to mimic his wonky swing knows that when you try to muscle your tee shot you’ll get a nasty slice or hook. And you’d better be prepared [...]

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​5 Tips To Help You Stop Eating on Autopilot

A recent study showed that eating less can improve mood, sleep, and sex drive in healthy people. That means even serious athletes and lifters can benefit from tightening the screws on their diets and cutting out excess meals and snacking. But how do you do that if you’re someone who eats on autopilot or has developed habits that hinder [...]

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Power Lifter. Power Parent. Power Life.

You’ve heard of super moms, but Power Moms – make that Proven Power Moms – are a far rarer phenomenon. We were honored to spend some time with Rylee Johnson, Power Lifter and Mom of three kids under the age of four.So how does a high school athlete push herself to become a long term Power Lifter? How [...]

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Do it: Overhead Walk

The overhead walk is a simple exercise to describe, but execution can be tricky. All you do is hoist a kettlebell or dumbbell directly over your head with one arm, keeping your elbow locked out as you walk 25-30 feet. Then you turn around and switch arms. Easy,right?However, to do it properly you’ll be battling the urge to lean back [...]

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Proven4 Holiday Gift Guide: 2016

Yes, it’s the most wondering time of year for giving. On the flip side, it’s also one of the rare opportunities you have to get friends, family, boyfriends, or girlfriends to pony up and buy you the things you’ve been wanting … but not wanting to spend money on. These things are all sport and exercise-specific, which means they’d [...]

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Intro to Turmeric

Turmeric is a plant — Curcuma longa — that's native to India. It's also one of the main ingredients in curry. The peppery flavor comes from curcumin, which is often erroneously used interchangeably with turmeric. Curcumin is a phenol with antibacterial properties and a compound that is part of turmeric. You can eat the turmeric [...]

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How Tabata training can help you build muscle.

Tabata is a form of high-intensity interval training that was created by scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. It calls on an athlete to train 20 seconds on, and 10 seconds off for eight rounds. Doing one exercise, say, mountain climbers, would be tough enough. [...]

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Yoga vs. Pilates? What’s the difference?

More and more professional and top-level athletes are partaking in yoga and Pilates nowadays, including Chicago Cubs ace pitcher Jake Arietta, and mixed martial arts champ Conor McGregor. While both disciplines offer ample benefits, the two activities differ in execution and focus.Yoga is more about full-body stretching and mindful awareness using static holds; it’s not [...]

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