This article is sponsored by our partner, MitoQ.
Ninety percent of your body’s energy is made in your mitochondria. That’s right, 90 percent of your power to tackle and nail Spartan challenges comes from tiny little things in your cells that generate all the power they need to function. That applies to almost all of your body’s cells, from brain and heart to muscle, lung, and skin cells. MitoQ is a next-generation molecule that’s a form of the antioxidant CoQ10, which has been engineered to be able to get inside your mitochondria and help power your cells, and ultimately power you. Regular CoQ10 supplements, not so much.
Spartan and MitoQ share a common goal: helping people stay healthy and active, and optimizing performance. In working to achieve that goal, the two brands have come together to tell stories of great perseverance and provide tips on how to live a better life. Below is a collection of tips, guides, and stories that will inspire you to take your life to the next level.
Sleep Tips: Supplements and Must-Haves for Optimal Performance
You know that hard training and clean eating are essential to a healthy and active life, but they're not everything. The final piece of the puzzle is quality, uninterrupted sleep. People often downplay its importance, but they shouldn't: It's even more important than you probably realize. Spartan pro athlete Rose Wetzel provided invaluable tips and recommendations that she swears by.
7 Common Fitness Myths Busted
When it comes to training, it's imperative that you separate the fact from the fiction. It's a huge investment, both physically and mentally, so you need to know that what you're doing is right. Not only will being unformed waste your time, but it can also lead to injury. To help us with the list we turned to Gunnar Peterson, a celebrity trainer — Kim Kardashian is his client — and the Los Angeles Lakers' Director of Strength and Endurance Training.
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6 Secrets to Building Extreme Speed and Power
If it was easy to build power and speed, everyone would do it! It's not easy, though, and it requires more than just hard work and dedication. To achieve the results you want, you need to target the right muscle fibers and do certain critical things between workouts. These secrets are researched and science-based.
6 Smart Secrets to Build Endurance
There's no way around it: If you're going to run a Spartan course, you need to have endurance. Like speed and power, endurance doesn't come easy, but it can be gained with the right workouts and discipline. This step-by-step guide, from beginner to expert, will boost your endurance.
This High-Powered Boss Beat Cancer and Took Charge of His Health
We live for inspirational stories of people overcoming obstacles, and this is one of the best we've come across. John Marshall was a successful, fit man of 42 when he found out that he had a very rare form of cancer. After a grueling, yearlong recovery process in which he was continually "pumped with poison," he came out the other side cancer-free. Learn how he got there, and what he's doing today.