What does it mean to be an athlete?
For the longest time, I struggled with trying to find a concrete answer for that question. I mean, I’m no exceptional athlete either. The most athleticism that I ever displayed was in 12th grade Rugby!
But these star players became my fixation for the past 5 years. And after all this time, the word that best defines what it means to be an athlete is: performance. And to improve your performance and become this unstoppable athlete, you need 2 things.
Energy. And endurance.
Why? Because when you’re giving it your all in your workout, what’s the first thing to go?It’s your energy.
Take me for an example.
I’m a pretty devout CrossFitter. Still new to the sport, but slowly making my way up the leaderboard. Anytime I’m doing a brutal high intensity workout like a Metcon or one of those Hero WODs, one thought keeps racing in my mind:
“I’M ABOUT TO DIE HERE!”
And right on que, halfway through my workout, my energy starts to fizzle out & I fail to make the time-cap. Making me feel even worse about myself. That story sound all too familiar to you? It should. Because it happens to way too many up & coming athletes.
But here’s my question. If this keeps happening to so many people, why do we just let it slide? Making it seem like this is just a part of our normal lives. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t.
But don’t want you to make it stop & change for the better? And of course, most of the big fitness gurus today preach the same old mantra.
“Go KETO”. “Carb-load”. “Drink more water”. So on and so forth.
Chances are, if you’re like me, you’ve tried all those methods but no such luck. And if anything good came out of that, it probably was in one minute and out the next. Nothing lasted. You could always spend some serious dough on expensive (and overpriced) training programs from these fitness charlatans on Instagram. But where does that take you? Right back to where you started, but broker.
So, if training programs aren’t your thing & fad diets or cheap supplements aren’t your cup of tea either, then what do you do?
Well, let me introduce you to 3 very special nutrients that you should seriously be implementing in your nutrition plan today. But only if you want to see some serious gains in your performance.
The 1st nutrient has been ridiculed since the ‘90s but there are some great health benefits to it & that’s Acai fruit.
Yes, I know. It’s the one that got booked as ‘highly controversial,’ thanks to its invalid claims about losing weight & burning fat. While that’s definitely true to this day, a lot of companies just took this to a whole other level and started making mountains out of mole hills. Forever scamming the common consumer. But put that aside for now & let’s weigh the really great things about this wonderful Brazilian fruit. For one, it really helps to ‘radically transform’ your energy.
How? Well, it’s because of a very special naturally-occuring chemical called anthocyanin. Now anthocyanin is the same antioxidant that’s in red wine, and scientists say that it’s the main reason why people tend to live longer when they drink moderate amounts of it. Because of anthocyanin and other polyphenols, Acai is able to neutralize dangerous free radicals in your body.
Free radicals are caused by intensive exercise and results in a ton of muscle inflammation. That inflammation can really do a number on your energy, slowly depleting it until you throw in the towel. However, Acai comes in and lowers that lactic acid build-up, offsetting that whole inflammation. Leaving you with energy that lasts longer.
Another great reason how Acai fruit helps to boost your energy is because it helps to improve your immune system. Why is that so important?
Because various studies have seemed to agree that Acai helps to increase production of gamma delta T cells, interleukin 12 cells & myeloid cells. These may seem like scientific ‘mumbo jumbo’ but they are essential to improving your immunity to certain diseases. And they also create more white blood cells which is never a bad thing.
The next ‘outlawed’ nutrient that I want to talk to you about is Spirulina Algae.
Spirulina Algae is a great super nutrient that does more of that same of what Acai does but even more. What do I mean by that? Well it really focuses on destroying those harmful radicals thank to its own antioxidant, phycocyanin
The really neat thing about this one nutrient and is the reason why Spirulina helps to boost your energy and your endurance is that it helps to lower bad LDL cholesterol and raise the levels on the good kind, “HDL.” Because there’s lower cholesterol, you can “go the distance” in your workouts & make sure every rep counts.
Another great thing about Spirulina is that according to recent studies, spirulina was able to enhance endurance in male athletes. Significantly increasing the time it took for people to become fatigued.
The last nutrient that I want to talk to you about and could make all the difference in your training is Tongkat Ali Root. Because Tongkat Ali root is loaded with special compounds called Alkaloids and Flavonoids, it helps to unlock these chemicals called quassinoids. These quassinoids act like an ergogenic aid, meaning it helps to improve athletic performance like increasing endurance & improving body composition.
Tongkat Ali root is also perfect for men, as it is pretty well known as a testosterone booster. Testosterone is so important because yes it increases your sex drive, but more sex drive also means more energy. It’s a win-win situation.
And there you have it.
3 natural energy boosting nutrients that work together to improve your athletic performance. Keyword being ‘together.’ Why? Because while alone, these nutrients do work wonders for you. But together? Could you imagine how unstoppable you’ll feel?
And because of that reason, that’s why I developed SUNFIRE. An all-natural endurance supplement made for athletes. So you can finally gain that type of energy that lasts up to 8 hours. And acts quickly in less than 10 minutes. Because we believe that there is no limit to what you can accomplish. You bring the drive, we’ll bring the firepower.
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By Sean James, Founder of Apollo Essentials, Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation