How an Overweight 40-year-old Became a Top Ultra-Athlete

After shortness of breath from climbing the stairs at home, Rich Roll, the author of “Finding Ultra,” decided to change his lifestyle. Dropping 60 pounds in six months, this out-of-shape dad became an ultra-endurance athlete at 39.

Ultra-endurance sports didn’t just change me physically; they actually gave me a brand new life. Throughout my 30s, I was climbing the corporate ladder, very intent on achieving the traditional idea of the American dream. But deep down inside, I started to question this path that I was on…

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The Secrets of Endurance Athletes

Running a distance race – like a 246km ultramarathon – takes extraordinary physical fitness. But however hard they have trained, an athlete’s success hinges on their mental endurance.

The popularity of ultramarathons has shot up in recent years – and so too has interest in the science and mechanics of how the body works in these extreme situations…

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Endurance Athletes are Unhealthy

Sure, on the outside we may look like pristine, spandex-clad Greek gods and goddesses out dominating Ironman triathlons, Crossfit games and ultra-runs, but on the inside, we deal with depleted hormones, overstressed hearts and broken guts from our physically demanding lifestyle.

But when it comes to enhancing your body and building endurance, there’s a better way to do things…and while I’ve certainly talked about underground methods you can use to avoid chronic-cardio self destruction and get extremely fit with the minimal effective dose of training, there are a ton of nitty-gritty details that simply get left out of endurance training and nutrition manuals…

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The Eternal Suffering of the Endurance Mind

What’s the most physically grueling workout, athletic competition, or even you’ve ever done and what strategies did you use to get through it?

 

Redox Cell Signaling Molecules for Athletes – Increase Endurance and Quicker Recovery

Elite athletes report increased endurance and quicker recovery when using ASEA Redox Supplement. In every kind of cell, ASEA Redox Supplement enhances overall health, which means added support where the body needs it most.

Redox signaling (also called cell signaling) is vital to strengthening the genetic signal that keeps our cells talking. ASEA’s breakthrough redox signaling technology provides critical connection and communication between cells to ensure optimal renewal and revitalization, supporting the development of new, healthy cells in the body…

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Ted Epstein Jr. Amazing Athletic Endurance Sports Accomplishments

As an Ultra-Endurance athlete, he had completed three Six-Day races, ran 480 miles across Siberia, climbed the Pikes Peak Ascent eight times, swam around Manhattan Island, swam half way around Hong Kong Island, with another man was the first man to swim across the Bering Strait, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, climbed Mt. Vinson, the tallest mountain in the Antarctic, was the first person in the world to complete the Grand Slam of Triathlons: Double, Triple, Quadruple and Quintuple in a one year period, and completed Mexico’s Deca-Ten Ironman, which involved swimming 24 miles, biking 1,120 miles, running 10 marathons, equal to 252 miles…

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THE TOP 10 – THE BIGGEST MISTAKES ENDURANCE ATHLETES MAKE

The best performances in long-duration events are achieved by getting to the starting line well rested rather than razor sharp. In doing so, you may find yourself not hitting on all cylinders during those first few minutes. In fact, you might even struggle a bit. However, your body will not forget all the training you’ve done and it will absolutely reward you for giving it the time it needed to “soak up” all of that training.

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