Why I Broke Up with the Keto Diet to Live a Happier Life

November 25, 2018By Anthony MatesiNutrition, Product Reviews 1 Comment

Earlier this year you may have seen me posting all about the keto diet on Facebook and Instagram, I even wrote an article about why I was going to try to keto diet, mostly for the purpose of training for the Georgia Death Race and the Mojave Death Race. Basically, I wanted to conduct a … Read More

The Top 10 Recovery Tools and Methods for the Endurance Athlete

July 7, 2018By Anthony MatesiProduct Reviews No Comments

RECOVERY > TRAINING As the years go on and I grow older, the amount of time I spend on recovery has grown exponentially. In my situation, it has become more important than the actual training. Now, don’t get me wrong, practice is necessary, but the reality is if you(I) don’t spend time recovering, appropriately, all … Read More

Review: Trail Toes

April 16, 2014By Anthony MatesiProduct Reviews 1 Comment

For the past few months I have been experimenting with a new anti chaffing cream known as Trail Toes. It’s a fairly new brand that I was introduced to by friend and Ultra Runner, John Sharp, who if you don’t know just recently completed the Texas Independence 200 Mile Relay, solo. Yes, it’s quite the … Read More

Review: SteriPEN Freedom UV Water Purification

December 2, 2013By Anthony MatesiProduct Reviews 2 Comments

When I tell you about this product I must insist that my opinion has nothing to do with the fact the people at SteriPEN sponsored me for Fuego y Agua Survival Run: Hunter Gatherer. While I am very thankful for their sponsorship, I’m even more thankful for this amazing product they created. The SteriPEN Freedom … Read More

Spartan Group X Training – REACH Chicago

June 17, 2013By Anthony MatesiNews, Product Reviews No Comments

For those of you that don’t already know there will be a new fitness training center opening in Chicago in just a few short weeks. Located off the corner of Chicago Ave and Paulina is where you’ll find our new home to get fit, have fun, and live healthy. REACH: Beyond Fitness will offer an … Read More

Review: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 vs Bare Grip 200 Shoe Face-Off

October 17, 2012By Anthony MatesiProduct Reviews 13 Comments

Two pairs of Inov-8’s, both minimalist off-road trail shoes that truly deliver all the grip you need to compete in the obstacle race circuits.  Before writing this review I wanted to make sure both pairs of shoes were put through the ultimate tests.  Following the Death Race, I discovered that it was time to start … Read More

iTab Giveaway – Spartan Race Medals

October 8, 2012By Anthony MatesiGiveaways, Product Reviews 2 Comments

Did you just finish the Beast, or maybe you just conquered the Ultra Beast? Did you complete your Trifecta? I haven’t been one to feel the need to customize my Spartan Race medals, or any award I’ve ever received. However the original award I received came was always good enough for me. When the Ultra … Read More

Death Race Reflections – Gear: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

September 10, 2012By Anthony MatesiDeath Race, Product Reviews No Comments

Looking back on the Death Race isn’t hard to do.  Nearly every morning I still have visions of being on that mountain back in Pittsfield, VT. The mornings that I don’t think about it are few and even when they do occur, at some point of the day my mind reminds me of all I … Read More

Review: New Balance MT10 Minimus Trail

March 2, 2012By Anthony MatesiProduct Reviews 5 Comments

I’ve been running in the New Balance MT10 Minimus Trail shoes for a few months now. I first began my minimalist transition with a pair of Vibram Five Fingers, which I still use and love, but picked these up to see the difference between the two.  I have yet to put these through a full … Read More

Review: Innerzyme Pain & Inflammation Blend

February 20, 2012By Anthony MatesiProduct Reviews No Comments

Over a month ago I sustained a fair amount of injuries… I needed to heal from said injuries with as much haste as possible so I could make my appearance at the inaugural Tundra Challenge. For all my life I have been able to recover from most of my injuries at a faster rate than … Read More