Dean Karnazes’ Top 5 Fitness Favorites!

After running over 350 miles without stopping and completing 50 marathons in 50 days, it’s indisputable that Dean Karnazes is one of the world’s fittest men. Naturally, after learning about Dean’s incredible physical achievements, the average person begins to wonder how he did it, what his training must have been like and whether or not he’s from planet Krypton (because he has to be related to Superman to run like that!) As summer approaches and we begin our training to be the very best versions of ourselves, we thought it would be fun to have the world’s fittest man divulge his must-haves for fitness and training. Continue reading below, and who knows — perhaps by summertime, you too could be among the world’s most fit!

We all have our favorite fitness items — you know, those go-to products that become indispensable training tools. People sometimes ask me for my personal favorites when it comes to fitness and training. I love to have this conversation with people, because it’s always interesting to discover what others are using. It’s a great way to find new things and broaden your horizons.

So, what am I diggin’ these days? I’m happy to share.

Below you’ll find my current picks for my Top 5 favorite fitness items! Please know that some of these items are from companies I currently work with (they are asterisked), while others are tools and products I’ve found along the way.

One commonality between each of these picks is that they’ve all proven to be essential training and recovery partners.

Wild Planet Foods* – Wild Sardines In Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Lemon

I proclaimed these the new Breakfast of Champions! No, I’m not kidding. Start your morning with some Wild Planet wild sardines and you’ll feel energized and pumped all day long. I’m such a lover of these protein-packed morsels they’ve nicknamed them: “Sar-Deans.”

Pro tip: Definitely skip the toast for these ones – just eat ‘Sar-Deans’ √straight from the can!

The Nathan Zephyr Fire hand-held flashlight

The Nathan Zephyr Fire hand-held flashlight is a forward-facing idea, both figuratively and literally. It’s designed for the user to comfortably hold it while the beam faces forward and illuminates the terrain ahead of you. Makes sense, no? It’s also rechargeable and has multiple brightness settings to preserve power, which makes sense, too.

EllipitGO*:

The newly released ElliptiGO SUB is seriously fun to ride, and a seriously great workout! SUB stands for “Stand Up Bicycle” and it’s the latest addition to ElliptiGO’s innovate product line. Not only is the SUB a great no-impact workout, you’re easier to spot in traffic because you’re standing upright. If you’re using a standing desk, riding a standing bike is a natural progression.

Native Eyewear Hardtop Ultra:

I like running in glasses, but finding the right pair isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be nearly impossible. Adequate UV protection, optical clarity and impact resistance are all a must. Next, it comes down to finding the right fit — and the only way to do that is by putting them on and going running. Straight out of the box the Native Eyewear Hardtop Ultra’s were a dream. Comfortable, protective and clear, I didn’t even realize I had them on, which is exactly how a great pair of glasses should feel (err… or not feel).

RecoFit ArmCoolers: 

When it’s hot outside, I mean like Badwater hot, wearing RecoFit ArmCoolers can go a long way towards keeping you cool. Made with 50+ UPF material, they provide sun protection and retain moisture when wet. And their stretchability and light compression make them extra comfortable to wear.

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