We haven’t been talking nutrition so let’s touch on that real quick. We’re only as good as our fuel. You wouldn’t allow me to put so much as a tablespoon of water into your gasoline engine truck. You don’t need to be a mechanic to understand that your vehicle’s performance would suffer with water in the fuel.
I understand we are not machines such as cars or trucks, but there is a very strong correlation between, not only, physical performance and sound nutrition, but also mental well being and sound nutrition. So, why would we fuel ourselves with anything other than high octane fuel?
I’m not saying don’t eat the burger. I am saying a Whataburger Patty Melt is a very ridiculous decision when a bison burger from Muck & Fuss in New Braunfels is within your reach. I am saying that a double double from In-N-Out pales in comparison to some of the grass fed options at The Cove in San Antonio. The fuel is sourced better because the people who run such establishments care about you. 😉
The quality of your fuel very much matters. The more nutrient dense your fuel, the less you’ll need to consume. No need to carry around more weight in fuel than you need to right? No, supplementation doesn’t cut it either. For starters, finding a supplement with decent bioavailability is near impossible. This is your ability to actually take in and utilize what you’ve consumed. Second, and what you’ll find in the book I’m about to recommend, a food product is NOT the sum of its parts. You can break a food item into all of its parts, put each of the parts into supplement form, and never get the same benefits as you would had you just eaten the piece of kale.
In Defense of Food
by Michael Pollan
Memorial Day Murph – May 27th @ 0900
This is going to creep up on you fast. A little back info on The Murph HERE.
Friends don’t let friends sit at home during great training sessions. 😉
Your weekly workload will now be found on the Train Heroic app. Our deadline to you is Sunday night. This is a free training app that we’ve been using for quite sometime now. Through the app, you will not only be able to see your weekly programming, but you’ll also be able to track your progress. Think of it like a journal, but cooler. 😉
You’ll need to do an app search for “Train Heroic” on your phone. The app looks like this…
Once you download the app, you’ll need to create an account and your access code will be “newbraunfels.”
If you have any issues, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.