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One Demanding Quiz Pays Out One Bountiful Prize

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
In February the 5-Hour Energy team pushed fans to reach their fitness goals in the 5-Hour Energy Workout Challenge. The task was for the fans to add a 5-Hour Energy shot to their workouts and change that negative attitude of "Don't-Want-To" into a goal-smashing "Can't-Stop-Me" demeanor.

As a first step, fans were invited to take the Energy Drink Quiz for a warm up fitness test of sorts for a chance to win a one-year supply of their favorite shot. Unsurprisingly, the competition was strong even with a demanding quiz. Many tried, but only a few had the perseverance and focus to ace the quiz. A final winner was picked from those few who conquered the quiz, and to the victor goes the spoils of 5-Hour Energy.

We congratulate Steve Herbert of Easley, SC on his stellar test taking skills and energy drink knowledge! Steve was able to ignore the distractions and stay alert to finish on time, which wasn't easy when distractions at the gym like a fit trainer or a phone call try to throw a regimen off course.

The Workout Challenge was just the first contest of 2010. Opportunities to earn free shots this year are plentiful as our team has a great lineup of challenges to test the mettle of our fans. Right now our 5-Hour Energy Racing fans are searching for the racecar tokens and codes in the 5-Hour Racing Scavenger Hunt. They are also tracking each our car's performance in the Weekly Results Contest for a chance to win a NASCAR weekend getaway package for the final race of the season in Miami!

Get the latest contest updates on the 5-Hour Energy Facebook page and by following the 5-Hour Energy Guy on Twitter. If you're up for a challenge, 5-Hour Energy will have something for you.


Clear Your Mind, Boost Your Energy

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Meditation, it's not a very lively word, now is it? The process of sitting idle, eyes closed in a trance-like state, slowed breathing, projecting thoughts and releasing the mind doesn't seem to fit the bill when it comes to preparing for a workout, a final exam or just another day in the big rig or cubicle. But many studies have supported using the tranquil breathing-and-focusing technique as a means to de-stress and perk up the energy.

Learning to meditate is fairly simple and the time in which to mediate can be a short as 3 minutes so you can use it almost anytime during your day to clear your mind and boost your energy.

The problem is to first find a quite space where you can be left alone with zero distractions, which we all know that our places of rest like a dorm room or den even have constant noises and disturbances. Once you have a placed picked, you can begin.

  • First, sit in a comfortable position. This doesn't have to be cross-legged like you think, just any seated position that you'll be the most relaxed in.
  • Next, close your eyes and take 10 slow, deep, controlled breaths and clear your mind as much as possible.
  • Focus on an image that is soothing and relaxing. Picture something from nature like a deserted island or quiet meadow, or anything that immediately gives you a hushed state of mind.
  • Think deeply about that image. What do you see? What do you hear? How does it make you feel?
  • If at anytime you have a thought that isn't part of your image enter your mind, try your best to address it as something that can wait and push it behind the image you are seeing on the backs of your eyelids.
  • Once you feel calmed, visualize an energy source entering your body and recharging your battery. Feel it at the tips of your fingers down to your toes. Do this for a couple of minutes.
  • When you are ready, slowly open your eyes, stand up slowly and take one last deep breath.
You are now ready to attack the rest of the day with heighted energy levels and with an alert and focused aim.

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5-Hour Energy Racing Lays Rubber with a New Site

Thursday, March 18, 2010
The 5-Hour Energy Racing team is rolling out its new site - a sleek, tweaked and ready rock machine that will keep racing fans' pistons pumping and exhausts roaring through the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Season with racing news, driver updates, race weekend photos, fan contests and big prizes.

5-Hour Energy Racing is now in its third Nationwide season with young pilot, Steve Wallace at the helm of the new #66 Toyota Camry, and the crew felt that it was only proper to complement the new car with a fresh, high-energy team site that will reward fans.

Competition is the bread and butter of NASCAR, from taking qualifying on the pole, to leading the first lap, winning the race and spinning the most donuts after victory. Since NASCAR fanatics enjoy competition just as much as the drivers, the 5-Hour Energy Racing team has a Contest page for racing buffs to become contenders and win big, Daytona big!

The Racing Scavenger Hunt Contest asks the high-octane visitors to search the 5-Hour Energy site for 15 race car tokens. Each token is accompanied by a code number and a code word that they keep track of on the contest entry form. When all the tokens are found, the contestant submits their form and is entered to win a one-year supply of 5-Hour Energy shots. The contest closes on April 30, 2010.

Like the races, personal endurance in the long haul will get them to victory lane, and the Weekly Race Results Contest is a determination of that stamina. Contestants will have to list the position that the #66 5-Hour Energy car finished in for every week through Oct. 23. If they have the staying power to last the 2010 season and the focus to find and enter the correct finishing positions, they'll be entered to win the End of the Season Race Package for Two to the final race in Miami, including airfare and hotel! The catch is that race results need to be entered within two weeks of the race completion, after which that race's contest entry period will be closed.

NASCAR addicts and 5-Hour Energy fans alike can stay up-to-date with Series and team highlights and news throughout the Nationwide race schedule as the Series travels across America for the next nine months. This is also a great place for contenders to keep ahead of the competition on race results and new contests.

Because pictures are worth 1,000 words and can take fans beyond a lengthy race article, the 5-Hour Energy Racing Gallery is updated weekly with race weekend images captured from the moment the 5-Hour Energy big rig parks in the paddock to the time it strolls on to the next asphalt battleground.

The new 5-Hour Energy Racing site is just another facet of the all-inclusive 5-Hour Energy experience the team gives fans, which includes a fan-focused Facebook page, conversational Twitter account and informational racing Blog.


A Few Steps to Prep for a Solid Workout

Monday, March 8, 2010
There's a reason it's called a gym routine; steps are taken in an organized fashion repeatedly over time. But when we get into a routine it becomes very difficult not to get frustrated when slight diversions happen. To help you avoid some of those little aggravations, we've put together a few steps to add to your routine that will prep you for any Workout Challenge.

Play List - Music not only moves your body, but also the soul. When you've got a feel-good attitude going, you can enjoy doing pretty much anything. Put together a list of your music that will get your thoughts ready to attack this workout and push you through the sweat and pain.

Fuel Up - You already know how important a diet is towards your fitness goals, and there are great foods out there that you can grab on the go for a quick burst of energy at the gym. But there are also many that are Energy-Erasing Foods. Pack a pre-workout snack that will carry through the regimen but not fill you up.

Check Your Gear - Nothing is worse than getting to the locker-room ready do some serious work and finding that you've left your shorts at home or you've got a broken shoelace. Check and maintain your gear regularly to avoid any mishaps at the gym or diversions from your routine.

Water - Make sure you have your water or a source of hydration available throughout the workout. Temperatures and exertion levels can zap your body of water in no time. Staying hydrated helps prevent cramping and cools you down to keep you charging forward.

Warm-up and Stretch - Sitting idle in your cube doesn't keep your muscles loose and limber. Before pounding on your pecks or running the 5K, take a preventive measure and just a little bit of time to warm up, get the blood flowing, and stretch out the stresses of the day.

We gave you A Plan to Persevere in 2010 at the beginning of the year, and now you can add these steps to keep you ahead of the game. Your regimen is a very personal thing and we want to see you succeed. So tell us about your workout and share with the rest of the 5-Hour Energy fans how you are blowing past goals and pushing even farther.


Is The Workout Challenge Too Tough?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
It appears as though 5-Hour Energy's latest contest, the Workout Challenge, may be too tough for some of the fans. So to help you have a chance at winning the 1-year supply of 5-Hour Energy shots, we are going to make you a deal at some free answers.

First of all, the demands of the quiz shouldn't be a surprise; it's a challenge, not a cakewalk. It's all things that 5-Hour Energy fans love, a little challenge to bolster your competitive side, and the chance at drinking 5-Hour Energy shots for a year to motivate you to study!

Remember, this is a quiz to test your attentiveness to detail. We're examining your knowledge of energy drinks and how they can affect your workout along with some questions that your dog could answer while asleep. We are also giving you all the study materials you need right there on the contest page. It doesn't get much easier than this. This contradict the previous statement that it’s a challenge, not a cakewalk.

Needless to say, we know you're struggling more than usual, and we hate to see you stress. But because you've tried, and even a little effort in this world has its reward, the 5-Hour Energy Guy is putting on his sympathy hat and giving Twitter fans some free answers so that you, too, can have a chance at the 1-year supply.

To get some free answers you need to do two very, very simple things and you need to do them before the MARCH 12 deadline:

First, we need to know if you're 5-Hour Energy Featured Fan material. So tell us how 5-Hour helps with your workout in 400 words or less. Just for doing this, you'll be entered into a drawing for a 3-month supply of 5-Hour Energy shots, plus an opportunity to become on of our VIPs and show off in your own Featured Fan profile on our site.

The second step to getting the free answers is to tweet the 5-Hour Energy Guy with this phrase, "@5hourenergyguy I'm in it to win it. I filled out the Featured Fan form & now want some answers to the quiz for the 1-year supply". He'll tweet you back with some answers ASAP.

If you're not already tweeting but are a Facebook fan of 5-Hour Energy, just post that same phrase on the wall and we'll message you back answers on Facebook.

It doesn't get much easier. Take the two quick steps and you'll be in the running with free answers for 1-year supply accompanied by a 3-month supply and your own page on the 5-Hour Energy site. Remember, MARCH 12 is when this opportunity is complete. Take the quiz as many times as you need to get it right.


Wallace Keeps the Show Going in Vegas

Monday, March 1, 2010
Steve Wallace gave the NASCAR Nationwide Series fans another Top-10 performance in the desert and kept the 2010 show going for 5-Hour Energy Racing and its new Toyota Camry.

The 22 year-old Nationwide Series dark horse battled a tight race car for most of the 300 miles at Las Vegas Motor Speedway before finishing in tenth place on the 1.5 mile oval. Wallace stated that the car had some big horsepower, but having slight issues in turning the car made it difficult to hold the competition off in the corners.

Wallace's persistent execution on the track has made him one of only four drivers who head into the Nationwide off-weeks with a top-ten finish. Following Saturday’s race, Wallace climbed one spot—to sixth—in the championship standings. He's currently a single point behind reigning Nationwide champion and Sprint Cup favorite Kyle Busch.

The Nationwide drivers will enjoy a few weeks off before heading to one of the fans' favorite tracks, the circus that is Bristol Motor Speedway. Last season when 5-Hour Energy returned to Bristol, the team chalked up an impressive top-10. We'll see if Wallace can stay alert and avoid what is sure to a rubber burning, brake smoking, metal crushing race day on March 20.