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The Protekt Blog.

The Protekt Blog is a library of knowledge, empowerment, and life experiences, shared by our community of friends, family, and the amazing humans we’ve been fortunate to serve with, work with, and cross paths with.

Protekt’s Reef Safe Sunscreen Recognized by Gear Junkie

Protekt’s Reef Safe Sunscreen Recognized by Gear Junkie

Given that we’re in the heat of summer, more people than ever are in the market for the perfect sunscreen right now. And just in time, Read more

Why Veterans Should Nurture Their Spiritual Side

Why Veterans Should Nurture Their Spiritual Side

During his time in the military, when life was especially hectic, Nick Norris found himself pulling away from the organized religion that he had grown up with. 

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How Intermittent Fasting Can Benefit Your Fitness Routine

How Intermittent Fasting Can Benefit Your Fitness Routine

Intermittent fasting is defined as periods where you cycle between eating and not eating - fasting - and there’s evidence to prove that there are plenty of benefits that come with intermittent fasting. 

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Mental Health: How Veterans Can Protect Themselves

Mental Health: How Veterans Can Protect Themselves

Many people think that transitioning into the military is difficult - and it is. But what’s just as difficult, if not more so, is transitioning out of the military. 

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Becoming a Civilian: Advice for Transitioning Vets

Becoming a Civilian: Advice for Transitioning Vets

After leaving the military, getting used to the ins and outs of civilian life while maintaining the physical fitness that you work so hard for during your time in the service can be difficult. Luckily, Nick Norri...

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Nick Norris on Behind the Shield with James Geering

Nick Norris on Behind the Shield with James Geering

Co-founder of Protekt, Nick Norris, had the privilege of chatting with James Geering, the host of the Behind the Shield podcast...

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Keeping Your Joints Healthy is No Joke

Keeping Your Joints Healthy is No Joke

Your joints are what keep your body moving. You could have the biggest, strongest muscles in the game, but if your joints are weak and rickety, you don’t stand a chance. 

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Exercise Induced Vomiting: Causes, Consequences & Prevention

Exercise Induced Vomiting: Causes, Consequences & Prevention

A lot of us have been there. And if you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. Throwing up after working out too hard is anything but fun. 

It usually happens when you go ...

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How to Crush Your First Race

How to Crush Your First Race

When you’re preparing to participate in your first competitive event, the thought of it can be intimidating. You’ll be surrounded by people who are more experienced than you are, you psych yourself out about how ...

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Protekt’s Laura Zerra featured on Coffee or Die

Protekt’s Laura Zerra featured on Coffee or Die

Not everyone is a survivalist like Laura Zerra. We just have to come to terms with the fact that a good portion of us, unlike her, would probably not survive the apocalypse. 

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Nick Norris talks Spirituality on Ten Laws Podcast

Nick Norris talks Spirituality on Ten Laws Podcast

 “I can’t fight forever against something that doesn’t have to give up.” 

Nick Norris sat down with East Forest on the Ten Laws Podcast to talk about many of his life...

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Sunscreen Safety: What You Want, What to Look Out for.

Sunscreen Safety: What You Want, What to Look Out for.

Summer is officially upon us. That means, no matter your sport or activity of choice, it’s likely that you’re going to be headed outside much more often than you were during the colder months. And while there’s n...

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Spearfishing with Mark Healey in Remote Waters off Oahu

Spearfishing with Mark Healey in Remote Waters off Oahu

Not only is Mark Healey the ‘greates...

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How Getting Older Can Actually Benefit Your Fitness

How Getting Older Can Actually Benefit Your Fitness

Every year, there’s another athlete that continues their amazing career into their late 30s, early 40s, and beyond. Gone are the days of thinking that the 20s are the prime of athleticism. Your health doesn’t dep...

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Drive Your Fitness with the Concept of Excellence

Drive Your Fitness with the Concept of Excellence

There’s a difference between excellence and perfection. If your fitness goal centers around pursuing perfection, then you’re going to let yourself down a lot - and that can be hugely demotivating. Pursuing excellence, on the other hand, is more...

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Protekt Ambassador Nathan Florence on the Bertcast Podcast

Protekt Ambassador Nathan Florence on the Bertcast Podcast

Nathan’s been drawn to the great outdoors for his entire life. For as long as he can remember, surf has always been a part of it - at this point, he’s probably spent more of his life in the water than out of it.<...

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Stick to a Fitness Plan to Stay Healthy

Stick to a Fitness Plan to Stay Healthy

The human body isn’t an accident - far from it. There’s a reason why it works the way that it does. Your body’s innate ability to fight against viruses and other infections depends on keeping it in a state of opt...

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Failure: The Only Constant in a Dynamic Fitness Plan

Failure: The Only Constant in a Dynamic Fitness Plan

Regardless of how good you are at anything, there’s always going to be a time and a place for failure. And that’s not a bad thing - in fact, it can be spun in a pretty positive light. You just have to know how to...

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Embracing the Suck: How Resistance Training Works

Embracing the Suck: How Resistance Training Works

When you inoculate yourself to stress, you tend to perform better, and it’s great to get a first look at how that feels when the stakes aren’t very high. That way, you can kill it when the actual competition roll...

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Lion’s Mane & Essential Vitamins: Your Morning Jumpstart

Lion’s Mane & Essential Vitamins: Your Morning Jumpstart

Sometimes, when you hear that alarm go off in the morning, nothing is more tempting than reaching over and pressing snooze. And pressing it again. And again. And again. 

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Sore Muscles: The Signal of an Effective Workout

Sore Muscles: The Signal of an Effective Workout

Muscle soreness might not be the most enjoyable thing to experience, but it usually means you’re doing something right. That soreness means that you’re stressing portions of your muscles that haven’t been stresse...

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How Working Out With Friends Can Help You Push Yourself

How Working Out With Friends Can Help You Push Yourself

We’re human. It’s in our DNA to constantly want to better ourselves. No matter what we’re doing, there’s that drive to improve, refine, and resist the plateau. 

Worki...

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Mark Healey Comes Out On Top in 2021 Wave of the Winter!

Mark Healey Comes Out On Top in 2021 Wave of the Winter!

 This year, the Wave of the Winter competition was closer than ever. Hundreds of surfers entered, hoping to win the $25,000 prize and take on the challenging stretch of coast along the Outer Reef. Of course, ther...

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Cardio: What it is, How to do it.

Cardio: What it is, How to do it.

Cardio is most readily recognized by getting your heart rate up - but the concept is intimidating to a lot of people. This article is here to take that fear away and let you in on the practice of cardio training:...

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Why Static Holds Should be Part of your Strength Training

Why Static Holds Should be Part of your Strength Training

How to set fitness goals depends on what your body is capable of in the present moment with materials that are available to you. If you’re one of the many people who don’t have a gym membership or workout equipme...

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Using Hot/Cold Contrast Therapy for the Mind & Body

Using Hot/Cold Contrast Therapy for the Mind & Body

When most people think about creating a positive mood, jumping into an ice bath isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Hopefully, after reading this article, some of you might be willing to change your tune. <...

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Dietary Basics: A Guide to Macronutrients

Dietary Basics: A Guide to Macronutrients

Understanding the basics of your daily diet is a pretty big chunk of your overall health and wellbeing, and yet so many still dwell in the confusion. Maybe it’s all the fad diets that are perpetually circulating ...

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Why Every Workout Plan Needs Planks

Why Every Workout Plan Needs Planks

How planks challenge your body is a wild concept. It might seem easy, all you’re doing is holding our own weight above the floor, but everyone who’s done a plank before knows… it’s anything but easy. 

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Habits, Tips & Supplements for Better Sleep

Habits, Tips & Supplements for Better Sleep

What your body needs to function properly, more than anything else, is proper hydration and good sleep. Hydration actually helps you get better sleep, and when the body is sleeping, that’s when most of the recove...

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How to Create a Fitness Plan: A Guide for Beginners

How to Create a Fitness Plan: A Guide for Beginners

Let’s face it: the amount of fitness information out there is downright overwhelming. People looking for effective ways to get in shape are confronted with a multitude of options that recommend everything from fa...

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Introducing IMMUNITY Liquid Immune Support Supplement

Introducing IMMUNITY Liquid Immune Support Supplement

Protekt believes in keeping everything surrounding health and fitness as simple as possible, and we mean everything. When it comes to our Read more

Hydration, PTSD, and Everything In Between

Hydration, PTSD, and Everything In Between

It’s a well-known fact that it’s not easy for those in the military to adjust to life after they finish serving. It’s difficult to reacclimate to the everyday - it’s not as simple as falling back into the routine...

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Liquid Supplements Featured in Gear Patrol

Liquid Supplements Featured in Gear Patrol

Gear Patrol put together a list of 11 things that’ll keep you excited about your fitness regime. A list like this is needed now more than ever, when a lot of people are feeling down in the dumps - not only becaus...

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Plan It, Log It, and Build your Workout Plan

Plan It, Log It, and Build your Workout Plan

The concept of how to create a fitness plan doesn’t come easily to everyone. If it’s hard for you...

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Becoming Obsessed with Exercise to Own Your Pain Cave

Becoming Obsessed with Exercise to Own Your Pain Cave

Training your mind to enjoy exercise isn’t an easy task. It’s challenging, time-consuming, and happens differently for everyone. How long until you can see results depends on the person, the activities they’re do...

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Keep it Simple, Stay Committed, Keep Working Out

Keep it Simple, Stay Committed, Keep Working Out

Many people don’t know what to expect when you first start working out. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with options as a beginner, and a lot of beginners tend to overthink what it takes to create a realistic workou...

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Stay Well with Resilient Vitamin Tincture

Stay Well with Resilient Vitamin Tincture

In 2020, staying healthy wasn’t an easy task - and that goes beyond COVID. Due to the pandemic, a lot of us were stuck at home not doing much at all. So far, 2021 has been pretty similar. Luckily, as we grow more...

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How to Stick to Working Out Every Day

How to Stick to Working Out Every Day

How to stick to exercising every day… that is the million dollar question. Tons of people have spent their lives trying to find the answer when, in reality, it’s pretty simple. It’s all about feeling accomplished...

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Why Working Out Shouldn’t be About Weight or Looks

Why Working Out Shouldn’t be About Weight or Looks

When you think about working out, many people associate it with one thing: weight loss. But the truth of the matter is that physical fitness does not always correspond to physical appearance.

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Optimizing Your Electrolyte Balance

Optimizing Your Electrolyte Balance

Electrolytes. Many of us have heard the word used repeatedly when it comes to physical fitness and keeping the body balanced. But the question is… what are electrolytes, and what do electrolytes do? 

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What’s the Best Sunscreen for Kids?

What’s the Best Sunscreen for Kids?

 Kids and sunscreen… every parent and/or caregiver is familiar with the lifelong battle between the two. 

One of the main issues that kids often have is the fact that...

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Why Wear Sunscreen in the Winter?

Why Wear Sunscreen in the Winter?

Sunscreen is usually associated with summertime. When that unique smell of sunscreen hits your nostrils, most people’s first thought is a sandy beach with crashing waves. But the truth of the matter is that sunsc...

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Avoid Crashing from Energy Supplements

Avoid Crashing from Energy Supplements

The main downside to energy supplements for many people is the crash that comes after they wear off. Because while the ‘high’ is great (we don’t mean a literal high - just an energy high), the come-down is awful ...

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Mushroom Supplements: Which are the Most Effective?

Mushroom Supplements: Which are the Most Effective?

The guiding light of what Protekt stands for centers around our love of the Earth. Everything we use comes from nature. What you put into your body from Protekt is all-natural and organic, always good for you - w...

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Enhancing Performance with Stretching

Enhancing Performance with Stretching

The key to a healthy, active body is flexibility. And the secret behind flexibility isn’t really a secret at all… all you have to do is stretch. 

The concept of stret...

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Your Training Schedule: It’s Under Control

Your Training Schedule: It’s Under Control

In a time where so many aspects of life are out of control, there’s one thing that you can always count on: your body. That is, if you take care of it. If you take care of your body, wellness of the mind will fol...

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Maintaining Your Motivation

Maintaining Your Motivation

It’s not always easy to keep up motivation, but it’s been especially difficult over the last year. Between a worldwide pandemic and many adjusting to working remotely, ‘regular life’ looks a lot different than it...

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BCAA Supplements vs. Creatine

BCAA Supplements vs. Creatine

Both BCAA supplements and creatine are great tools when it comes to working out. Whether you’re an athlete or simply passionate about pursuing a fit lifestyle, you may already be aware of them. But are you aware ...

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The Ins and Outs of Recovery

The Ins and Outs of Recovery

Protekt co-founder Nick Norris recently chatted with Josh Bridges about the importance of meditation, hydration and other critical ways in which we can practice self care.

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Vitamin D: A Weapon Against COVID-19?

Vitamin D: A Weapon Against COVID-19?

Right now, the entire world is talking about COVID-19. How contagious it is, how it’s been ripping across the planet for months, and, more recently, the vaccine. But what a lot of people don’t know is the key rol...

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