Ever heard the saying that great abs are made in the kitchen? Whilst this is only partially correct, it does have some truth in it. It's saying that there are other factors such as diet that either enhance or hinder your goal of washboard abs. The same principle applies with your performance. There are a few key components of your health and lifestyle that you need to consider, not just what you do in the gym or training. Nutrition and recovery methods are obviously a huge component but there is something else that isn’t often considered and that’s the health of your gut.