Add More Light To Your Days With LED Light Bars

A few years ago, like we do almost every year, my family and I went to our cottage near Muskoka. On one of those long , hot beautiful summer days there I decided it was time I’d take the jeep for a spin. Like most guys who like to drive with more than just the top down, I had purchased a wrangler for myself. As a city boy though, my access to trails was quite limited. 

I’d heard wranglers are meant to be pushed and there was no better opportunity for me to test that claim than on that day. With a variety of water front beaches, dirt trails and great scenery, my options looked great. Now, being high up in your wrangler makes for great water driving and hitting the the dirt trails at full speed. 

By late afternoon, my jeep looked like it was dipped in chocolate. And my only concern was that I wouldn’t be able to do this all day. Bummed, I headed home to find a solution to this problem – I found it with LED Light Bars, and the next time I returned my only constraint was my gas. 

They are exactly what they sound like and they perform even better. I wanted something that would live up to the task – durable, good quality and well known. After doing some research I found a company that created these light bars for the Australian Outback, the biggest playground in the world. Their price was affordable and the range of options gave me enough information to make the right choice. From 120 to 480 W, I picked in the middle of the power availability since I wasn’t going to be using it professionally. The curved design of LED Light Bars gave me tons of visibility, which was perfect for the winding trails at night. I decided to go with a wide beam to get the most visibility?

The results were nothing more than amazing –  we got to witness wildlife, travel freely and enjoy the remote locations that are otherwise busy at night.

How I Succeed As A Vegan Athlete

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One of the most frequent questions I receive from my peers is “How do you succeed at being an athlete as a vegan?” All vegan jokes aside, it is a serious question. Many people have trouble meeting their protein in take on a regular diet. As a vegan, receiving enough nutrients and still being able to perform at the peak levels of my peers is a real challenge. Surprisingly though, it is not really that tough to accomplish. Today, protein is easily accessible in many forms, and with the clean eating craze going around, it is easy to find diets that include vegetables and proteins that are high in nutrients.

Tips For Vegan Athletes

  1. Eat more: Straight out of the gate, as a vegan you will have to eat more. You don’t consume as many proteins as your non vegan colleagues, yet still expend the same amount of energy when you exercise. Not to mention that vegetables can only provide you with the necessary calories if you consume the right amounts.
  2. Embrace raw foods: As a vegan athlete, you want to eat foods that provide the most amount of nutrients. One sure way to accomplish that is to get accustomed with eating raw fruits and vegetables. Raw foods retain more of their nutrients than when they are cooked and use less energy to digest, meaning you get the most out of your meal and feel great on your diet.
  3. Workout smarter: Recovery is the most important stage for an athlete, and a proper diet can help expedite the process. But that doesn’t mean you can’t work out smarter. Use the proper gear to keep your back, legs and wrist loose and don’t underestimate the benefits of stretching and rest days.

This is a guest post from vegan athlete and crossfit enthusiast Joe Kay. Check out his blog for additional information on crossfit and business.