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Time is Almost Up on the 5-Hour Energy Final Exam

Thursday, January 28, 2010

For those who are familiar with the not having enough time to finish an exam, this is your fair warning. The 5-Hour Energy Energy Drinks 401 - Advanced Studies Final Exam will close on January 29. Tests need to be turned in no later than that and a winner will be announced shortly after.

If you have not sat down and taken it yet, you should know the basics before getting started. This exam is to test your knowledge of energy drinks. You are competing against devoted and alert 5-Hour Energy fans for a chance to win a one-year supply of 5-Hour Energy shots and possibly a spot on an upcoming 5-Hour Energy TV commercial.

The 5-Hour Energy Exam is reminiscent of those dreaded college finals but with more fun and no college tuition at stake. As for any exam, you the test taker will need to prepare ahead of time using the Energy Drinks 401 Syllabus and class notes. After sufficient cramming, you'll have the same strenuous tasks of sitting in front of a hypnotizing scantron sheet to scribble in multiple-choice answers while trying to avoid distractions like text messages from friends, broken pencils and classmates passing notes.

Once you have completed that portion of exam, the MAXIM Magazine professor will review your answers and give you a grade. If you ace the exam, you'll be instantly entered to win a one-year supply of 5-Hour Energy shots! If not, you'll have study harder and try again.

For those who pass the opportunity for extra credit is next. Filling out the extra credit essay portion of the Energy Drinks 401 Final Exam will automatically enter you into the latest Featured Fan Contest.

Again, the exam closes on January 29. Tardiness will not be tolerated.


The 5-Hour Energy Workout Challenge

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

As the first contest of 2010, the 5-Hour Energy team is taking the shortest month of the year to push our fans to reach their fitness goals with the 5-Hour Energy Workout Challenge.

The Workout Challenge is aimed at Men’s Fitness subscribers, who already have a stronger drive to go farther, and 5-Hour Energy Fans, who know exactly what the world’s best selling energy shot can do for their day. The challenge will be pushing participants to change that negative attitude of "Don't-Want-To" into a goal-smashing "Can't-Stop-Me" demeanor at the gym, on the field, down the trail or wherever they are working out.

Just like any good regimen, there needs to be some preliminary warm-up and stretching before getting the heart pumping and sweat dripping. For the Workout Challenge, you will warm up by learning the benefits of 5-Hour Energy. Your motivation will get a boost by studying fitness facts, drink comparisons and exercise tips. The warm up will conclude with the Energy Drink Quiz, a fitness test of sorts, which can be found on the Workout Challenge page.

The key is to avoid the distractions and focus on finishing in time. It's tough to do when the fit trainer catches your eye or a phone call pulls you from the treadmill. But if your performance is stellar and you answer all of the questions correctly, you'll be entered to win a 1-year supply of 5-Hour Energy shots.

After a short warm-up, it's time for them to get to work. The next step of the Workout Challenge is to try a 5-Hour Energy shot just before a workout and then share with the 5-Hour Energy team what you liked about it, what improved in your workout, how they plan to use it for eclipsing benchmarks and anything else worth bragging about. This short report submitted with a picture of them and a 5-Hour Energy shot in action automatically enters you into the pursuit to become one of 5-Hour Energy's next Featured Fans accompanied by your own profile in the 5-Hour Energy Fan Zone and a 3-month supply of 5-Hour Energy shots.

Although it's an individual challenge, getting support from others can always help. The 5-Hour Energy Facebook page is a great place to share fitness strategies, gather new workout ideas, post photos and videos documenting your progress, and get a well-deserved pat on the back from fellow fitness buffs. The 5-Hour Energy Guy on Twitter will also be sharing similar tips from other tweeps and Facebook fans to keep your workout regimen fresh and that "Can't-Stop-Me" attitude driving.

The 5-Hour Energy Workout Challenge will conclude on March 12, 2010, which means getting ready for spring break and bikini season. It shouldn't take long for fans to realize there is a positive and noticeable difference when a sugar-free, 4-calorie shot is a staple of their new workout.


A Plan to Persevere in 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010
It's the second week of a new decade and like the many, many Januarys before, the number of gym memberships will be up. Motivation will be strong, sweat will drip and we'll be feeling good. As a matter of course the end of February will be upon us and participant numbers at Zumba and fitness boot camp classes will diminish, treadmills will stand idle and another New Year's resolution to be more active will be deflated.

But this isn't the case just at the gym. We make an overflow of resolutions like saving more cash, volunteering within the community or picking up a new book, just to fall into December without accomplishing any of them. It only makes sense that we all want to do something that will improve our lives, but the number of resolutions going unanswered are abundant because we all have our own little voice that tells us, "it's ok not to do it today" and "go ahead and give in; you can make up for it down the road."

It doesn't matter what your resolutions are for 2010, it's the start of your new decade and sitting there reading this today, you are driven to achieve them. So before ambition escapes, take these few extra steps for planning and make sure you can follow through on at least one goal for 2010.
  1. Grab a pen and paper, open a blank word processing document or have a voice recorder ready. You are going to record all of these so that you have a way to go back and check your progress and stay on course.

  2. Identify your overall goal - You have an idea of what you want to achieve, but the more specific you can be, the better. Want to have enough money for a vacation next summer? Set a dollar amount. Want to maintain a healthy weight? Then you need to identify what that healthy weight is. It should be written in pounds, kilos, body fat percentage, BMI, etc. and not "I want to weigh what I did at 21."

  3. List three or more objectives - Think of these as rungs on a ladder that will help you climb to the top and to your goal. Each objective should have a realistic, measurable feat and a date for when you want to reach it. For finishing a new novel, your objectives could be to read a set number of pages by the end of every month. Writing out each objective keeps your progress on track and breaks the big picture in your mind down into achievable bits. This will also help keep your satisfaction and that high of accomplishment up as you meet and exceed your set objectives.

  4. Accountability and support - We all need a little help and a little extra discipline at times. This is where you're going to pick a few people who will keep you in line and provide a little boost when you stray from the path. Friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors, they all can help you conquer your resolution. Share with them what you would like to achieve and they'll be more than happy to see you succeed.

  5. Have a pat on the back ready - You're going to be committed to this resolution and looking forward to that feeling of achievement when it's completed, but that doesn't mean a little payment during the process is out of the question. Choose something that you will reward yourself with for achieving each objective you listed in number three. Your hard work needs to be rewarded.

  6. Ignore the rest - It's far too easy to compare yourself to those who surround you and lose that clout that you have when on your own. Remind yourself that these are your goals, your journey. Believe it or not, many of those who we are intimidated by would like to see us achieve our goals too. Use them as a motivator, not a competitor.

  7. Begin - Now that the planning is done, close your eyes and look at the back of your eyelids. Envision yourself on December 31, 2010. It's complete, you've done it. You're proud, confident and ready to lay the first brick of a 2011 resolution that you know you can meet. Whenever you feel like your resolution is slipping, just close your eyes and see the finish line.

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5-Hour Energy “101” College Commercial Contest Entry Deadline Extended

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Enrollment is still open for the 5-Hour Energy "101" College Commercial Contest to anyone who is at least 18 years old and is ready to create an effective 30-second television spots that drive sales, deliver 5-Hour Energy®’s core messages and strengthen consumer awareness. But as college professors and students across the country return to campus after the winter break, 5-Hour Energy wants to ensure that those interested in participating in the 5-Hour Energy “101” College Commercial Contest have an opportunity to do so without having to rush to meet the upcoming entry deadline.

To that end, 5-Hour Energy has give a college-like extension to the entry deadline from February 15, 2010 to February 26, 2010. The contest registration deadline remains February 5, 2010, so get to the registration form and get your names on the class roster.

The first place entry, as judged by 5-Hour Energy, its partners and online voters, will receive $5,555.00, 555 bottles of 5-Hour Energy. Living Essentials, makers of 5-Hour Energy®, may also consider using the commercial concept in an upcoming 5-Hour Energy® television advertisement. Additionally, 5-Hour Energy® will contribute $5,555 to the winning group’s college/university along with distributing product samples on campus. The second and third place entry will both receive 555 bottles of 5-Hour Energy®.

Entries must be received by February 26, 2010. The winner will be announced on or before April 15, 2010. Visit www.5HourEnergy101.com for more information, contest rules, submission guidelines, FAQs and a Creative Brief to get you started.