“You see most of us peak in our natural performance between the ages of 15 - 20, some of us the athletes and those who look after them selves manage to stay there a bit longer, maybe 25-30 after that it’s generally a long slow decline towards death…cheery.”
“What most people don’t realise is that this isn’t inevitable. In fact there are some people who seem to totally avoid this decline altogether.”
I thought of Tom at 41 and still dominating the NFL.
“You see, It’s generally our lifestyle that leads to this. We eat crap, we neglect sleep, we work too hard and for too long, we party too much, we don’t exercise or over exercise, we spend too much time being stressed. In short we abuse our bodies and our bodies get worn down as a result.”
“So by the time we reach 30, most of us are operating at 50% of their full potential, at most."
Then he flashed a grin at me and said…“That’s where I come in,”.
“It’s at about this stage that people start coming to see me, lack of energy, can’t sleep, gaining weight, feel tired, depression if they’re unlucky it might be some industrial disease, CFS, IBS or something else with a label. All of which are a sure sign that their are falling down the performance scale.”
“So there’s still not a lot we can do at this stage as they generally don’t have any true symptoms in the medical sense, and so as doctors we have nothing to work with.”
“So they start to self medicate."
“They drink coffee to wake them up in the morning, alcohol to knock themselves out in the evening and energy drinks to get through the day. They throw down painkillers, start doing crash diets which of course although they may provide temporary relief actually generally throw the body into greater chaos reducing their performance even more long term.”
“The insidious problem here, is that all their friends are showing similar symptoms as well. So they think their problems are normal and chalk it up to old age."
“The problem you realise is that this belief that symptoms are normal and simply a sign of growing old is a world wide delusion..…I’m telling you after 25 years as a doctor…symptoms are common in our western world…they are NEVER normal. It’s just that we pretty much ALL suffer from them and so believe that they are."
Wow I thought this is interesting. So I asked,
“Ok so now you come to mention it, I am noticing I’m not as energetic as I used to be, I struggle more at the gym and on the water, I don’t sleep as well, I get bloated after eating and I’m starting to put on a few pounds…do you think that means that I’m not performing as well as I could be…?”
“Young man…” he said, looking me up and down, “I believe you are exactly here on this chart…” pointing to the 50% mark.
Wow…and I was the healthiest person I knew!
He continued, “Right now you have 2 choices carry on as you are and continue this slow decline in to death or do something about it and take your performance back up to 100%.”
“I can do that?” I said.
“Oh God yes…”
“Think of your body like a car…a high performance sports car."
"Now you take that car and put crappy fuel in it, drive it like a maniac, crash it a few times and never take it for a service or to see a mechanic. in 20 years that car will be ready for the scrap heap.”
"But if you take that car and put a new engine in, replace all the parts with new ones, loving restore the body work, you can restore it to its former glory…because technology has advanced in those 20 years, it can actually be made better."
“Biology works like this, but it’s easier because it does all the work itself, you just have to give it the inputs it needs to do it’s job…which is actually a lot simpler than people think.”
I left his office inspired...
I spent 8 years straight studying every diet, every bio hack, every emerging technology that could help me do this,
I took a load of courses, ran experiments using myself as a human test monkey, I went to remote parts of the world in search of ancient wisdom and the latest cutting edge labs to understand the very latest developments in science,
I talked to the most esteemed experts, athletes and peak performers on the planet…to literally re write my DNA
After 6 straight months off the water I got back out and landed 3 new tricks straight away and was substantially better than the last time I had been out. Rather than getting out once a month if I was lucky, my new found energy meant that I was getting out whenever the wind blew…in fact living in Tarifa I was having to force myself to take days off so I get other stuff done.
I started ironman triathlon training. I was sleeping 9 hours a night, all my other symptoms had cleared up and for the first time in my life I was actually waking up with a massive grin on my face just excited to be alive.
More importantly I also:
- Kited better as I was fitter
- Kited more as could recover faster, had better stamina and more energy to get to the beach.
- Turned the voice into a friendly companion
- Was able to smash through mental barriers and become MUCH mentally tougher
- Improved focus and concentration on (and off) the water
- Became immune to skill fade
- Progressed faster
- Gained confidence to kite anywhere in any conditions
- Lost 2 stone
- Had ENERGY to BURN
- Got rid of all those aches and pains and all those little complaints I always thought were just me getting older.
That's what the NTX program can do for you.