Guest author and ASEA Athlete Jessi Kuhlman’s career as a professional athlete began when she fulfilled her dream of playing on a Division I ice hockey team. In preparation for her first season with Merrimack College, Jessi took up CrossFit training. Jessi’s CrossFit coach pushed her to levels she didn’t know she was capable of, and it paid off when it came time for her on-ice tests. As her first year of hockey progressed, CrossFit only continued to fuel strong in-game performances. By her junior year, Jessi had made up her mind to compete in CrossFit once her collegiate hockey career ended. After being named the All-American Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) Athlete of the Year in her senior year, Jessi now competes in CrossFit and is in the USA Olympic weightlifting transitional athlete program, ranked as a tier 1 athlete to compete nationally. Her goal is to compete at the CrossFit Games.
As a kid, I grew up playing just about anything I could. My family lives on the water, which meant a lot of swimming, water skiing, and outdoor time. I quickly fell in love with challenging sports and enjoyed experiencing the results of hard work. I swam, played competitive hockey, and competed in gymnastics before I started training at Old Line CrossFit. My gymnastics background and all those years swimming would finally add up to help me reach my goal of competing in the CrossFit Games. I competed in The CrossFit Open last year and went to a CrossFit Sanctional™ (sanctioned event) called Wodapalooza with my team, Iron Sharpens Iron.
Transitioning from top-level ice hockey was not easy. My body was suffering from overuse, and my mental health was at an all-time low. I knew my future was bright, but I felt so broken that I needed three months to rebuild. My program started small with the basic goal of restoring my range of motion in injured areas I had been putting off for years. This is when I started taking my ASEA® REDOX Cell Signaling Supplement consistently and noticed how it helped keep me energized before, during, and after my workouts.* I also noticed my skin looking younger, softer, and smoother for the first time since before high school as I was applying RENU28® Revitalizing Redox Gel gel to my face at least twice a day.
ASEA REDOX has also helped keep my immune system strong and I noticed I experienced less food sensitivity.* When I played hockey, I typically skated 2–3 hours a day and then trained 1–2 hours off the ice. My body was used to training an average of 5 hours a day during school and even in the offseason. Training for CrossFit is similar. I usually have some form of endurance work in the morning, then strength accessory work, and then finally 1–2 metabolic conditioning sessions, followed by some more accessory or bodybuilding movements.
Taking my ASEA REDOX supplement first thing in the morning, then before my workouts, and again at night has really helped. I take all the ASEA VIA vitamins and have noticed a difference in my energy as well!* ASEA REDOX is the one product I know helps my body keep up with training and keep me energized and my immune system healthy!* I genuinely feel like my healthiest and happiest self competing in the sport I love and it’s all thanks to the help of ASEA.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.