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Training Your Fuel System with Dr. Justin Mager

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Morning workouts. Sets and reps. Mile markers. Best times. Pushing yourself to the limit. Pushing your limit.

All connotations with the word ‘training.’ Finding out how far the body can go and then taking it there and further again . . . and again . . . and again.

But that’s only half of it. Athleticism isn’t just muscles flexing and extending, coordination of movements, and pushing for more speed. On a cellular level, the body is also converting fuel into energy to support these processes. So shouldn’t we train that system, too?

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Perspective, Process, and Performance with Dr. Justin Mager

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Your body as a living process didn’t start with you. It’s been continuing on for generations and generations and generations. Is it an individual process? Yes. Is it also part of a bigger one? Absolutely.

It may seem daunting, but understanding this process can put control over health back into the hands of the individual. Being aware of physiological biomarkers is essential. Biomarkers come in a variety of forms. Some are easy to pinpoint: fitness parameters, benchmarks, how you feel physically. Others you can’t see, like homocysteine levels, inflammation, and cholesterol.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.