The body is the best damn machine one will ever encounter. It is also the only lasting thing with you for the time you are here on this earth. That is why I am vegan. To ensure that this physical self I use during my journey is the strongest, most thoughtful, most compassionate, most inspiring self it could possibly be.
Vegan athletes are no longer a myth. With Brendan Brazier, Robert Cheeke and Mac Danzig forging the way to elite fitness through various sports and mediums, it’s no wonder that Serena and Venus Williams and Bob Harper have followed suit.
In the words of Brendan Brazier’s Vega Sport philosophy, there are three main components to success as an athlete, aspiring or elite.
Preparation is not your ‘warm-up’. Rather, it’s your lifestyle. Fueling your body is key to maintaining this incredible machine. Nutrient-rich, high net-gain, whole foods are of utmost value to all bodies, especially those active in intense training.
Your training will vary in intensity and duration. At any point, hydration is key to maintaining your strength, endurance and capacity for activity. You want to replenish your electrolytes throughout your day as well as during longer interval training sessions.
When you are able to recover faster, you can train again sooner. It’s that simple. Ensuring that your body is properly replenishing and rebuilding after each training is vital to maintaining performance time and time again. Your fuel directly influences recovery time, accompanied, of course, by adequate rest!