Competitiors go the Distance
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John, July 31,
Coeur d'Alene 2007 Ironman participants Sam
Mann, Tim Cushman, Troy Blood and Jeff Fletcher trained
for nearly a year before taking on the daylong competition
that involved a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and
26.2-mile run. They finished strong.
"It was tough out there,
but I felt strong...," said Ironman Sam Mann, a personal
trainer and owner of Precision Fitness in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Mann served as a personal trainer for Cushman, a former Navy
Seal who decided a year before Ironman he needed to get himself
back in shape.
"My biggest challenge as
I began training was my weight," Cushman says. "I gained weight
in recent years and, at 54, had reached 271 pounds. I am
convinced a great deal of my training success was directly the
result of Oxyfresh Nutritionals, which helped me
lose 54 pounds during my first 14 weeks of
The intense training took
a toll on Cushman's legs and he was popping Ibuprofen
constantly to counter the pain. Once Cushman became aware of
the Oxyfresh Nutritionals, he replaced the
Ibuprofen with Soy SproutPlex.
"My legs would get
trashed, but the SproutPlex helped provide substantial relief,"
Personal Trainer seeks Proof
As a personal trainer,
Mann wanted to put Oxyfresh Nutritionals to the
"I went on a six-week
program taking the supplements faithfully while training up to
15 hours a week," Mann said. "After the initial six weeks, I
stopped taking the supplements for a month to measure the
The results were
dramatic. "After two or three days off the supplements, I began
feeling less energy, my muscles began taking longer and longer
to recover and overall my joints felt more pain," Sam said.
"The most significant role the supplements have played is with
recovery, given my rigorous schedule." Mann trained with a full
regimen of Oxyfresh Nutritionals, including Primorye, Primorye OTG™, Digestive
Enzymes, Soy SproutPlex and Super Antioxidant.
Golf Pro Excels In Coeur d'Alene
Ironman Troy Blood, a golf pro participating in
his third triathlon, was impressed with the physical
support he received from Oxyfresh Nutritionals.
"One of the biggest
benefits I noticed from the supplements was the recovery time
between workouts," Blood said. "My energy was revived much
quicker and that allowed me to put a more productive effort
into my rough trainig schedule."
Blood trained with a
variety of Oxyfresh products and was most impressed the the
adaptogenic formula in the energy drink Primorye OTG™ and Primorye
"I was surprised how well
I felt after the race," Blood said. "I finished an hour better
than I anticipated and I paced myself well on the course. I
credit that largely to the Primorye products."
The adaptogens in
Primorye work as antioxidants, protecting cellular membranes
from the adverse effects of free radical build up that can lead
to muscle injury. Additionally, the robust herbs increase the
ability of cells to manufacture and use cell fuel more
efficiently, helping boost endurance.
Firefighter Appreciates Nutritional
Ironman Jeff Fletcher, a firefighter /
paramedic, said the intensity of training for athletic
events in the past has taken a huge physical toll as his
immune system weakens.
"In the past, as my
training became more rigorous leading up to a race, I would
always get sick," Fletcher said. "The biggest boost I received
from Oxyfresh products was my ability to stay healthy and
recover quickly. These are qualities that are often overlooked
Fletcher said Oxyfresh Nutritionals allowed him to
steadily build his training without extended periods of rest
to recover. This allowed him to build the training base
needed to successfully complete Ironman.
"It was a huge relief
knowing that my baseline nutiriotnal levels were where they
needed to be to take on this challenge. I owe a big part of
that to Oxyfresh Nutritionals," he
Looking back at the
adventure called Ironman, athletes agree a dedicated training
schedule, tough mental focus and proper nutrition play a key
role in completing the challenge.
"When things got tough
out there, it was always good to know I had the nutritional
support of Oxyfresh with me every step," Cushman
Oxyfresh Nurtritionals are formulated with
extremely high quality ingredients to deliver superior
physical support at the cellular level, which helped these
four finishers in the grueling 2007 Ironman Coeur