Abel James isn’t your usual fitness expert. Or at least, he certainly didn’t set out to be one. But for thousands of people around the world that is exactly what he is…and he earned that title the hard way.

As he puts it, one day he woke up and realized that he was fat and sick despite following the advice of doctor. At only 24 years old, he had turned into one of those people you see in the drug commercials who had “found that diet and exercise didn’t work”.

The difference, though, was that instead of looking for another pill to fix the problem Abel started thinking that maybe diet and exercise did work…maybe he had just been doing it wrong.

So he started to do the opposite of when he had been told. And just like George Costanza found in the episode where he did the opposite of what his instincts told him he found that he was seeing much better results (sorry if the Seinfeld reference is lost on you, go watch the reruns on Hulu).

In just 40 days he had dropped 20 pounds and seen a dramatic improvement in his health and fitness. What was more, he did eating more and exercising less than he had been.

What Abel found was that when you feed your body with clean food and quality movement that it wants to thrive. We aren’t born to be sick and falling apart as we get older, our diet and lifestyle just make it seem that way.

Now he spends his time helping to educate more people about the truth behind unleashing the health and fitness that they deserve. And through his Fat Burning Man Podcast (#1 rated fitness show on Itunes) and his book the Wild Diet he’s helped a lot of people around the world to do that.

A few weeks ago Abel took some time to join me for a webinar to share some of his insights and lessons. As a fellow mountain biker Abel had some unique insights into how to apply the Wild Diet and Lifestyle to some of the challenges we face. We also touched on things like…

– Intermittent Fasting

– Fueling up for a big day on the trail

– How to know what to eat to stay fueled on the trail

– How much do you need to eat and drink while riding

– Eating organic on a budget

– How to get your body to learn to burn fat for fuel

…plus much more. 

Learning how to eat and move in a way that works with our body is one of the most important things you can do to improve your riding and your life. Abel’s ability to take a complex subject and make it understandable and actionable is a great resource that you should be taking advantage of.

You can also learn more about Abel James at www.fatburningman.com and you can get your copy of the Wild Diet while you are there as well.

Until next time…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

MTB Strength Training Systems

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