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competitive athlete, weekend warrior or an average “Joe” or “Jane” who just wants to improve your health and appearance, the key is the right approach.


Boosting Your Performance Requires the Right Team and the Right Approach


by Dr. Michael Boss, DC


Studies show that 68 percent of Americans think they are fit. The true reality is only 13 percent really are in shape. When it comes to performance optimization, there are a few key facts. First, optimum performance (whether athletic or ordinary human function) requires proper education, information, application, nutrition, training, recovery and guidance. Most people I work with at Elevate Life Wellness come in confused about what to do and how to do it. They may have tried all the products and programs they bought from TV or the Internet. The latest marketing fads like testosterone injections, things as absurd as drinking chocolate milk for muscle recovery simply fail to produce long-term results.


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fter another headline news story about an athlete using performance enhancing drugs (I’m referring baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez), I have decided to set the record straight on what it takes to be the best without cheating. There are ways to achieve champion-like results naturally, but it does require a team of knowledgeable and committed experts. First, let’s acknowledge that “performance enhancement” is big business. We see ads and images


touting “enhancement” products multiple times a day. You hear about clinics that “turn back the clock” in 15 minutes or “achieve wellness” in six weeks. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.


The Right Approach Building muscle, burning fat, increasing speed, stamina, overall health and performance can be achieved through the right approach, based on the right plan backed by science, experience and research. Whether you are a


Stories of Success Real success requires consistent, sustained effort. My oldest son is a good case in point. When he was 11, we moved to San Antonio because of his talent as a baseball player. The next step was to optimize his talents with the right type of performance program. We laid out a program that included proper daily nutrition, sport specific instruction, training strategies for his growth and development, treatment for his body to recover and enhance function, the right mental approach, education and study processes, and more. My son dove


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