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SECRETS OF A SUPERHERO

Evolving into a superhero doesn't just happen by chance, but it is a result of a pure design.  An athlete must take into account all factors that can impact his overall performance, both on a positive and negative scale. Removing the negative factors that are hindering performance and recovery, while supplying the positive factors that support optimum performance and recovery.

 

It’s not how hard athlete trains that make the biggest difference in his performance, but it’s how fast an athlete can recover from his training that counts.  Faster an athlete can recover, the harder he can train, and the faster he will blow past his plateaus.  I am confident that the secrets that I am about to share with you will take your performance to the next level, and beyond.  

 

#1 Identify Your Personal Krytonite

The first step in achieving optimum performance is detecting and addressing hidden stressors and past trauma that are adversely affecting an athlete. You can think of these hidden stressors much like your very own personal kryptonite. A great example of this would be hidden food allergies and sensitivities.  These hidden stressors when left unchecked, will cause inflammation and a cascade of imbalances throughout the body that may result in fatigue, loss of strength and endurance, slow recovery time, muscle soreness, fat gain, poor concentration, poor coordination, cramps, injuries, and overall sub par performance. So whether you are an elite athlete or weekend warrior, your hidden kryptonite will prevent you from achieving optimum performance. 

 

#2 Identify Your High Octane Foods and Supplements

Consuming so called "healthy food" is one thing, but eating in accordance with your own unique, genetically determined biochemical makeup is another.  The next step in achieving optimum performance is identifying the right high octane foods and supplements that work best with your specific biochemical makeup, while avoiding those foods and supplements that disrupt your  biochemistry. It's estimated that 75% of the results that you see in the gym or on the playing field is a result of the fuel that you put into your body.  Knowing precisely the fuel that your biochemistry requires, will ensure that you are optimizing performance and maximizing horsepower at all times.  

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Over the past 27 years, I have worked extensively in the field of cutting edge nutrition, supplementation, and alternative medicine with my main focus in the areas of sports nutrition, weight management, internal cleansing, anti-aging, wellness, and and  After personally working with 100’s of world class athletes over the past 27 years, I have developed a cutting-edge program, based on the most recent science, that will take your training and performance to the next level. 

 

With my program, I am confident that you will see more results in the next month in your training than you have seen in the past 4 – 6 months combined.  You’ll get leaner, stronger, with greater endurance and recovery and will enable you to will blow past your plateaus. 

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Hidden Food Allergies

#1 Source of Kryptonite for Athletes

To improve athletic performance, it important to know how foods affect your own unique biochemical makeup and how to avoid the foods you do not tolerate. Eating healthful food is one thing, but eating in accordance with your own, unique, genetically determined biochemical makeup, is quite another thing. 

One man’s meat is another man’s poison. Finding out what foods are right (and which are wrong) for you, is the key to optimum health and performance.  

Foods that are compatible with your make up will increase your strength, energy, and recovery. Consumption of foods or supplements that YOUR body perceives as harmful will result in intolerance reactions. Food intolerance induces the excessive generation of toxic free radicals and inflammatory chemicals. This damage can result in a wide range of performance problems including fatigue, poor strength, poor endurance, poor recovery, muscle soreness, poor concentration, fat gain, and both on and off the playing field.  The following are a few more of the effects that food sensitivities have on the body: 

 

1. Direct damage to the mitochondria in our cells. The mitochondria are the site where energy is produced. 

2. Inflammation will also cause a shortening of the ends of the strands of your DNA called telomeres. 

3. Auto-immunity can also arise from too much inflammation. 

4. Certain immune chemicals will block insulin receptors on your muscle (and brain and liver) cells. 


5. Food intolerance can cause inflammation in the gut reducing the absorption of nutrients.  

6. Toxic immune chemicals – such as elastase- damage muscle tissue.

7. Food intolerance can cause inflammation in the upper and lower airways, which can limit aerobic metabolic function.

8. Chronic inflammation also makes you fatigued. 

The Solution

Many athletes are now turning to a new coach. It’s not a conventional coach, but rather it’s a coach that instructs them in personalized food and supplement intake depending on their personally biochemical makeup. This coach helps lower inflammation, increase strength, normalize weight and improves. 

Studies have shown dietary modification and food sensitivity testing to be a viable treatment modality for a number of chronic health problems. Major League Baseball isn’t the only professional sport that has utilized the ALCAT test. Joe Rogowski, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the NBA’s Orlando Magic, has been quoted as saying, “I’ve seen very good results with the ALCAT test and often recommend it to the athletes I work with.” In addition, the elite European soccer club, Juventus, was recently featured in a study titled Rational Management of Food Intolerance in an elite soccer club. This study was presented at the International Society of Sports Nutrition: 8th Annual ISSN Conference and Expo in 2011.

So what does all of this mean? This means that your fork may actually be the best tool available for maximum performance. For the elite athlete, with all the available supplements and training methods, perhaps it is indeed as simple as Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine.” For the elite athlete, the best medicine may actually be finding out what foods are right for you.

Macro Nutrients and Timing

Carbohydrates are the body's main energy source for all types of exercise. Carbohydrates are stored as glycogen in the body, and the amount of glycogen stored affects stamina, endurance, and recovery. When muscle cells run out of glycogen, fatigue sets in and performance will suffer.  

 

Training and eating properly, with attention to consuming the right source of carbohydrates, can increase and maintain glycogen stores, which is important for all athletes, especially endurance athletes.  While wheat/gluten the most widely consumed carbohydrates by athletes, wheat/gluten also has one of the highest occurrences of hidden food allergies and sensitivities among athletes, hindering and athlete’s performance and recovery. 

 

The most important time for an athlete to consume carbohydrates is within the first 1 ½ hours post workout.  A recommended amount of carbohydrates post workout is .3 to .8 grams of carbohydrates to pound of body weight. 

Protein

 

Protein is essential to maintaining, building and repairing muscle tissue.  Protein allows muscles to heal faster, gain in size, and increase in strength.  Loading up on protein does not guarantee larger muscles or better performance. Protein in excess of the body's needs is stored as fat, and not muscle.

 

It is important to choose a protein source that is not a hidden food allergy or sensitivity.  While whey protein (from dairy) is one most widely used protein supplements, it is also one of the most common hidden food allergies and sensitivities negatively affecting athletes today. 

 

The maximum recommended amounts of protein are 1.2 to 1.4 g/kg of body weight.  This requirement can typically be met through food intake alone.  

Healthy Fat 

 

Healthy fat provides energy, helps to lower inflammation and speeds recovery, helps cognitive function, helps circulation, protects the body's organs, and helps with the absorption of some vitamins. When fats are eaten as part of a healthy diet, they provide an important energy source for athletes in training.  

 

Good choices include fats from nuts, seeds, avocados, and oils rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (coconut oil, olive oil, & avocado oil).

 

Recommendations - athletes should consume at least 20-30% calories from fat.  

Hydration

 

Not only is consuming the right types of foods extremely important to your athletic performance but drinking the right kind of fluids is also essential for optimum performance.

 

Staying hydrated with proper electrolytes and carbohydrates enables adequate circulation and nourishment to both your muscles and body.  A mere 1% drop in your hydration level will hinder your athletic performance and health.

 

Signs of dehydration are fatigue, headache, light-headedness, dry mouth and dark-colored urine.

Sports nutrition has a major impact on strength, endurance, performance, and recovery.

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Supplementation

Vitamins and minerals – Because the food we eat nowadays has only 1/5 the nutrients of the food available 50 years ago, it is almost impossible to get all core nutrients (vitamins and minerals) that our bodies require in today’s diet.  Because of this everyone and especially athletes should be taking a multivitamin and multi mineral to fill in the gaps and to support the body’s most basic and necessary biochemical reactions.      

 

Pre-workout – Specific supplements can be taken pre-workout help to prepare the body and brain for the upcoming workload.  Preloading with specific nutrients will help to provide better strength, endurance, power, stamina, coordination, and mental focus during training or the event.  Key nutrients include arginine, beetroot, tyrosine, choline, branch chain amino acids, and adaptogens (just to name just a few).     

  

During workout – During training or an athletic event, the main focus is staying hydrated with the right balance of electrolytes with the right source of low glycemic carbs.  This will help to provide sustained energy, stamina, endurance while preventing cramping and dehydration.  Unfortunately, water alone doesn’t provide electrolytes and carbs as a fuel source.

        

Post workout – Probably the most important phase of recovery is post workout.  It’s critical for an athlete to consume the right ratio of carbs to protein (3:1) post workout to ensure proper glycogen replenishment and recovery for the next upcoming workout.  The preferable way is to drink a shake immediately after training with the proper carb to protein ratio.  A shake is easily digested (compared to food) and can immediately start refueling the muscle.  An athlete has a 3-hour window to replenish what was lost during the workout (preferably the first 1 ½ hours after workout). After the 3 hours is up, the windows closed. 

  

Bedtime –  There are natural nutrients that an athlete can take at bedtime to intensify the healing and recovery processes while sleeping.  These nutrients can help the athlete reach a deeper sleep, and will help with the release of naturally occurring anabolic hormones that will help the athlete to recover more quickly. 

 

In Summary - By using cutting edge nutrition specifically designed for athletes and for those who train, we can maximize performance and recovery through every stage, helping an athlete break through is plateaus and while preventing injury from over training.  

KNOW YOUR KRYPTONITE

Proper testing for your body's biochemistry is essential 

Eating healthy food is one thing, but eating in accordance with your own unique, genetically determined biochemical makeup will take your body to the next level.

 

75% of your results in the gym or on the playing field is diet related. This means that 25% of your results are due to your physical training. Discovering hidden food allergies and sensitivities is the key to optimum performance and health. 

 

Consumption of hidden food allergies/sensitivities can result in increased inflammation, increased fat gain, poor concentration, poor coordination, fatigue, slow recovery time, muscle soreness, injuries, and cramps (just to name a few).  Food sensitivities produce an excess of free radicals and inflammatory chemicals. See testing for more info on hidden food sensitivities. 

OXYGEN & OTHER THERAPIES

EWOT - Exercise With Oxygen Therapy

EWOT is breathing pure oxygen at higher levels through a specially designed mask during exercise.  You can use a treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical, etc.

 

The benefits of Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT) is simply astounding.  There is no other term to best describe this simple and impactful therapy.  EWOT requires very little time, is simple to do, and requires relatively inexpensive equipment. 

Track your most important biomarker. HRV is the best non-invasive measure of the Autonomic Nervous System, the main controller of health and performance functions.

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