Protecting yourself from the onset of diseases has never been more convenient, thanks to anti-oxidant drinks or powders. These beverages contain either a concentration or a combination of fruits such as berries, familiar greens like kale, or the more exotic edible algae commonly referred to as nori, which are all touted for their superior anti-oxidant properties. No doubt a valuable addition to a wholesome diet, consumption of anti-oxidant drinks or powders is best kept at a moderate level for a host of reasons.
Read further and discover more about the pros and cons of anti-oxidant drinks or powders and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends moderate consumption of these sources of hydration to help in your quest to Become Superhuman.
Have you ever felt like a quitter? Do you ever feel stuck in your current situation and not quite know how to get out of it? Do you sometimes feel, deep down, like you’re destined for more?
“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” Marianne Williamson
Those words have always resonated with the softly strumming chords of my soul. It is so much easier for me to be not quite good enough and to remain wrapped in the snug cloak of angst. My life was littered with the wreckage of self-imposed roadblocks. But I didn’t want to be that man anymore, and I could see my light shining up ahead, just waiting for me to step into it. I realized that I had just arrived at the moment this trip was designed to create.
Last year I ran the John Muir Trail, 223 miles from Yosemite Valley to the top of 14,505’ Mt. Whitney, through some of the most treacherous and beautiful terrain in the world. The journey was so epic, and I traveled so far (literally and figuratively) that I decided to write a book about it – which not surprisingly, also happened to be a fantastic learning experience. Something about the audacious nature of both goals seems to speak to some primordial part of people that urges them to dream bigger and stretch farther, and because of this I field questions all day long. What motivated me to run that far? How did I deal with being alone for that long? Didn’t it hurt? And perhaps my favorite question (because it really makes me step back and evaluate all the other questions) – What was my favorite part?
Various cultures have been drinking caffeinated teas for centuries. This comes as no surprise as these beverages are undoubtedly a better alternative to soft drinks and processed fruit juices that are replete with sweeteners and additives. Caffeinated teas are sold in dried form and can be prepared hot or cold making for a convenient and versatile drink as well. But while it is a healthier substitute, caffeinated tea should be consumed reasonably for a host of reasons.
Read further and discover more about the pros and cons of caffeinated tea and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends moderate consumption of this source of hydration to help in your quest to Become Superhuman.
How To Become A Better Triathlete Using Bodyweight Conditioning
Looking to boost your running performance?
Do you have a triathlon event coming up and looking to improve your conditioning so you set a new PR?
You should strongly consider implementing one of the greatest training methods known to man… bodyweight conditioning.
Bodyweight conditioning can help you reach the next level of muscular strength without packing on too much additional mass.
Maintaining a streamlined and tight body is key for succeeding in endurance events. If you carry too much muscle bulk, it will be harder to cross the finish line with record times and you’ll be more likely to fatigue part-way through.
But, you don’t have to sacrifice strength because you’re avoiding adding muscle size. Just use bodyweight conditioning and you’ll be seeing results in no time.
Let’s look at how to get started with body weight conditioning and some of the top exercises you can utilize for success.
Arabica coffee is presently the most widely farmed species of coffee, accounting for at least 75% of the world’s production of this well loved drink. Originating from the mountains of Ethiopia, it is believed to be the very first coffee species to have been cultivated. Arabica coffee is flavorful as well as aromatic. Containing considerably lesser caffeine, it isn’t as bitter which is why many consumers prefer it over other coffee varieties. Though hailed for an array of health properties, reasonable intake of Arabica coffee regular and decaf is prudent due to a number of considerations.
Read further and discover more about the pros and cons of Arabica coffee regular and decaf and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends moderate consumption of these sources of hydration to help in your quest to Become Superhuman.
Smoothies with natural ingredients have become quite popular and many now opt for these beverages instead of unhealthy fast food milkshakes. Making smoothies isn’t that complicated, too, so you can easily concoct these beverages at home. Though undoubtedly a healthier option especially if fresh and whole ingredients are used, reasonable intake of these drinks is still advised due to a number of considerations.
Read further and discover more about the pros and cons of smoothies with natural ingredients and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends moderate consumption of these sources of hydration to help in your quest to Become Superhuman.
Sports drinks are commercially manufactured beverages available in practically every grocery store out there. These beverages are marketed mainly to sports professionals and enthusiasts, hence the name. Though we’ve been conditioned through paid advertisements on mainstream media about the benefits of sports drinks, reasonable consumption of these beverages is still advised for a host of considerations.
Read further and discover more about the pros and cons of sports drinks and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends moderate consumption of these sources of hydration to help in your quest to Become Superhuman.
Kefir is a fermented drink made from the milk of cows, goats, or sheep. It is made by placing the liquid of choice in a non-reactive and acid-proof container, and then directly added with kefir grains, called as such because of their characteristic granulated appearance. The kefir grains, which comprise of a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, will be agitated in the container twice a day to ensure even exposure to the symbiotic colony so as to produce a creamier drink. After the fermentation process, which usually lasts for 24 hours, the kefir grains are taken out by straining. These can be frozen and used as a starter for subsequent kefir production. The fermented drink can then be consumed as a beverage or as an ingredient in a variety of recipes.
No doubt a healthy drink, moderate consumption of kefir is recommended for a number of reasons.
Read further and discover more about the pros and cons of kefir and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends moderate consumption of this source of hydration to help in your quest to Become Superhuman.
This article is for all you long distance marathon and Ironman athletes out there who are logging endless miles. I am going to tell you how you can actually get faster by training less.
Before we get into how we are going to make you faster by training less, we need to talk about why we slowdown in the first place. So, let me ask you – why do you slow down in an event? Are you slowing down because of you’re out of breath, because you’re lacking cardio conditioning, or are you slowing down because your muscles are fatigued, tired, and sore?
I would bet the majority of you are slowing down because your muscles are fatigued. Keep reading to learn about the four areas you need to address in your training to become faster, by training less. Continue reading
Over the past ten years of coaching endurance athletes I have come to one conclusion – most of them are lazy. Yes, even most of ironman and marathon athletes are lazy.
I know what you are thinking, “How can you call a triathlete lazy, let alone call an Ironman triathlete lazy?” Keep reading to find out why I am calling athletes lazy, and what you should do to help reach your full potential. Continue reading