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Final Day for a Chance at $1,000 & 252 Bottles of 5-Hour Energy - Just Tell Us How You'll Help the Community

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
For the past month 5-Hour Energy has been traveling to campuses across the nation to put its energy shot in the hands of college students and challenging them to do good in their community in a campaign called "What Would You Do With 5-Hour Energy® To Make a Positive Impact In Your Community?".

The 5-Hour Energy college- and community-focused campaign is now hours away from closing, but you still have time to get that grand prize of $1,000 and 252 bottles of 5-Hour Energy to help you make a positive impact on your community.

Entering the contest is quick and simple. Just submit your idea along with a charitable organization to carry out their community service project with. Projects may include volunteering to read to children, cleaning up a city park, executing a fundraising event for a local charity, or gathering a group of their friends to paint a house for someone in need. These are just a few ways you could help a community.

The window to enter your idea closes today April 28! Finalists will be selected by May 3 and online voting will take place between May 3 and May 14 to narrow the field of finalists. The best proposal will be chosen through a combination of online votes and a panel of judges appointed by 5-Hour Energy®.

It will only take minutes to enter and you can have a positive impact on your community for years, plus $1,000 and 5-Hour Energy to help you reach your goal!

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Loss of Energy and Focus from Overtraining

Friday, April 23, 2010
It's a simple equation to reach your fitness goals, Hard Workout + Good Diet = Positive Results. So it makes mathematical sense that increasing the time in the gym would increase the positive results, right?

A common problem that many fitness gurus and gym rats face is overtraining, which can be best described as an imbalance between your training and recovery. The mindset that the more hours invested in the gym the better the results can have detrimental effects not only on your body but also your mind.

Common signs of overtraining include:
  • Loss of motivation
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle soreness
  • Stiffness
  • Irritability
  • Prone to injuries
  • Depression
  • Decreased performance during workouts
  • Sleep disturbances
Workouts are more mental than physical, and the "burnout" or "staleness" that is associated with overtraining can be a heavy burden on even the most-focused of athletes. Many think that training harder will push them past these symptoms and back on track to their goals. But it's just making the problems exponentially worse.

Recovery from overtraining is fairly simple - just rest. Your body needs time to rebuild muscle tissue. Sitting idle can be as strenuous to an athlete as an extended workout as feelings of guilt and anxiety for interrupting their regimen are common. But you need to remind yourself that recovery is needed to build strength, increase stamina and boost speed. It's also a misconception that the fitter you are the less time is needed to recover. As your workouts become more advanced, you are going to need more time to recover.

As your body recovers you'll regain that focus, energy and motivation to get back to the regimen. As important as it is to stick to a regimen at the gym, you need to incorporate a regimen of R&R. Take it from a team of health buffs and competition fanatics, we are telling you it is, in fact, OK to skip the workout today (probably even tomorrow), kick back in your recliner, and enjoy a slow, un-exhaustive evening.

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5-Hour Energy Racing Shakes the Bad Luck and Fights to a Top-Ten in Texas

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
5-Hour Energy Driver Steve Wallace
For the last three races, driver Steve Wallace has been shaken, stirred and spun by the bad luck bug in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. After suffering several broken bones in his right foot in a crash at Nashville, Wallace stayed focused on regaining his steam from 2009 and showed that his determination could pay off with a Top-Ten finish in Texas.

The rain-delayed O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway started with Wallace in the eighth position. The 5-Hour Energy Racing Camry quickly climbed to fifth in the race’s early going and Wallace kept it in the in top-15 for 197 of the race’s 200 laps to roar into a ninth-place finish.

After the checkered flag at The Great American Speedway, Wallace leapt four spots to 12th in the Nationwide Series driver standings. He currently stands a mere 16 points from taking over the ninth position heading to Talladega for the Aaron's 312.

No. 66 5-Hour Energy Racing Camry
The NASCAR Nationwide season is exhausting and punishing for the drivers. To keep fans focused all the way through the 35-race schedule, 5-Hour Energy Racing has contests that will put 5-Hour Energy shots in your pocket.

The white flag is about to wave on the Racing Scavenger Hunt Contest. All you need to do is find the 15 race car tokens on the 5-Hour Energy website and social media spots. 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, submit your form and you'll be entered to win a one-year supply of 5-Hour Energy shots. But you need to shift it into high-gear because the checkered flag will drop on April 30, 2010.

If you think you can make it in the long-haul and want to enjoy and all-expenses paid trip to the final race of the season in Miami, then you need to get into the Weekly Race Results Contest. This is a determination of that 300-plus mile stamina. The contest is simple. All you have to do is list the position that the #66 5-Hour Energy car finished in for every week through Oct. 23.

If you have the stamina and enter all the correct positions, you'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.

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Bringing the Competition of Racing to 5-Hour Energy Fans

Friday, April 16, 2010
At 5-Hour Energy we live for competition. So creating the 5-Hour Energy race team and pushing the limits on the nation's superspeedways and short tracks just seemed to work. But one thing we like more than competition is our fan base, and keeping you at your best performance in your day-to-day competition at work, school, gym or around home.

Not everyone is a fan of NASCAR, but almost everyone enjoys a little competition, especially with huge payouts and little effort needed. So to bring together two of our favorite things we're hosting two 5-Hour Energy Racing contests.

The Racing Scavenger Hunt Contest will have you searching 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, submit your form and you'll be entered to win a one-year supply of 5-Hour Energy shots. But you need to shift it into high-gear because the contest closes on April 30, 2010.

Our team hid the tokens across the 5-Hour Energy site, including other places like the Blog, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter and more. We are confident you shouldn't need much help, but if it gets to be too tough or time is running out, tweet the 5HourEnergyGuy for some assistance.

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 you have the staying power to last the 2010 season and the focus to find and enter the correct finishing positions, you'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.

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