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Recognizing Red Flags As A Clean Sport Athlete (Part Three)

Once you recognize the red flags of sports products with potentially banned substances, you can better protect your health and reputation as an athlete.   In part two, we began our exploration into the red flags that can come up as we navigate sports products that support our athletic endeavors.    At Proven4, all of… read more

Recognizing Red Flags As A Clean Sport Athlete (Part One)

Athletes often want the upper hand in their sport, but it’s important to stay aware of the substances they take.    Both semi-professional and professional athletes encounter strict rules on doping and many are subject to anti-doping rules which makes it imperative that they stay cognizant and ahead of any red flags when it comes… read more

Your Need-To-Know Guide To NSF-Certified For Sport ™ Supplements

The call for third-party testing in sports supplements is vital to athletes, and that’s exactly what the NSF provides.   Nutritional supplements have always been a part of the fitness industry to help enhance and bridge the gap of an athlete’s performance — whether it’s a product that combats inflammation to help them recover more… read more

In Supplements We Trust

Because not only are your health and wellness at stake, but perhaps your professional sports career!   You can’t out supplement poor eating habits, after all, supplements fill the gap and support your health and wellness. The goal is to provide you with knock-out compounds that keep you healthy and help you recover more quickly… read more

Stress Series: Is Stress Holding Your Fitness Hostage? (Part Two)

Stress Series: Is Stress Holding Your Fitness Hostage? (Part Two) We’ve all had a bad workout and often blame it on a lack of sleep, poor nutrition, or a lack of motivation, but at the root, could it really be stress? In part one of our stress series, we examined stress’ evolutionary role and began… read more

Stress Series: Is Stress Holding Your Fitness Hostage? (Part One)

Stress takes no prisoners — this insidious health concern impacts just about every facet of us, including our fitness. Our stress response is present because our body is striving to find balance at every moment, and our bodies are thrown off balance by a stressor which can come from our environment, an external event, or… read more

Fitness From Home (Part Two)

Achieve your fitness goals and reach new heights when you exercise from home!   Training can be tough no matter the environment — gym or at home — but there is something to be said for the freedom, fewer distractions, perfect weather, and an ideal location as we explore in part one. In today’s post,… read more

Stress Series: 4 Practical Ways Athletes Can Combat Stress

Exercise itself helps people tackle stress but in a highly stressful world, sometimes we need additional solutions.   In our last couple of posts in our stress series, we went in depth about the ramifications stress has on your training — chronic stress takes hold and captures your results and training goals.   And the… read more

Stress Series: Training That Grapples Every Type of Stress

Physical activity of any kind — from taking daily walks to interval training — is amazing for our stress levels!   We’re all familiar with what Elle Woods laments in Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy, and happy people don’t shoot their husbands!” Research supports what she brought up in the… read more

Fitness From Home (Part One)

There’s working from home and then there’s working out from home!   In a digital age where so many of us are digital nomads or have the option to work from home, this environment can be optimal for a great sweat sesh and affords us so many benefits for our training goals.   However, you… read more