Join our 2021 Sweater Crew!

Join our 2021 Sweater Crew!

Calling all SaltStick lovers – NOW is your time to shine! Our 2021 Sweater Crew is growing, and we want to make sure you have the chance to apply! The Sweater Crew is our diverse team of athletes and ambassadors, inspired by our commitment to breaking a sweat. This tight-knit group is meant for people who love their sports, their communities, and SaltStick. SCROLL DOWN TO APPLY! Who are we looking for? We are looking to expand our roster of athletes and ambassadors who can take SaltStick to new heights. In addition to living in the US, the requirements are simple! ATHLETES - You love getting out there and working up a sweat in any sport COMMUNITY MEMBERS - You're happiest when with your people (in-person and online) SALTSTICK FANS - You love SaltStick! You don’t need to be an Olympic-level athlete to join the team (although that wouldn’t hurt!)....
SaltStick - Nov 20, 2020
The Warning Signs of Low Calcium Levels During Exercise

The Warning Signs of Low Calcium Levels During Exercise

When we sweat, we lose small amounts of minerals, including sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Collectively known as electrolytes, these minerals play important roles in our ability to perform physically, and to train at the top of our ability. This blog post details the effects of calcium on our training and racing. To learn more about the impact other electrolytes have on the body, check out our earlier blogs on sodium and potassium. What can trigger a calcium deficiency? We get calcium from our diet, and healthy sources include low-fat dairy, salmon, sardines and dark greens like kale, broccoli, swiss chard and bok choy. However, most adults do not meet the recommended daily intake of 1,000 mg, which over time can lead to chronic deficiency. Other common reasons for low calcium levels include: Vitamin D deficiency: Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, and low levels of Vitamin D are...
SaltStick - Jun 03, 2019
SaltStick athlete Alison Stiegler: Jiu Jitsu and the flow state

SaltStick athlete Alison Stiegler: Jiu Jitsu and the flow state

At SaltStick, we are proud to sponsor top athletes in the fields of triathlon, running, tennis and now, jiu jitsu. We are inspired by our athletes and admire the hard work and time they have dedicated to achieving success. Because we hope our athletes’ performances will serve as motivation as you pursue your own fitness and life journey, we enjoy sharing their stories. This week’s blog post features Alison Stiegler, a jiu jitsu star who has earned more than 20 medals across three states and two continents. Today, she is a champion in IBJJF, UAEJJF, NAGA, NewBreed and more. Learn more about Alison by visiting her athlete bio page here or her Instagram account here. Alison’s journey into jiu jitsu Alison grew up playing soccer in Miami, and in early adulthood, she trained as a yoga teacher, both for the mental and physical benefits. After a move to East Bay,...
SaltStick - Apr 07, 2018
What can we learn from bodybuilders about proper hydration?

What can we learn from bodybuilders about proper hydration?

Are the extreme dehydration techniques practiced by competitive bodybuilders healthy -- or even necessary? In his memoir I’m Here to Win, two-time Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack includes a section titled “How Bodybuilders Helped Me Win Kona.” In the section, McCormack describes his battle with cramping, overheating and severely hampered performances at triathlon’s main event on the Big Island. Even though McCormack won the Championship in 2007, he was unable to repeat in both 2008 and 2009. Frustrated with his lack of progress, he turned to sources outside of triathlon for nutrition advice, settling on bodybuilding because “pro bodybuilders become like pharmacists -- experts when it comes to nutrition, muscle size and health.” Hydration is one of the biggest issues bodybuilders manage when competing. Muscle size is dependent partly on water content, so a hydrated muscle is a big muscle. However, competitors also want to avoid retaining any extra water,...
SaltStick - Jan 08, 2018
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