Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker, author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life” and is the host of the Ben Greenfield Podcast.
With nearly two decades of experience working as a strength and conditioning coach, exercise physiologist and biomechanist, Ben is also the man responsible for maximizing performance, recovery, fat loss, digestion, brain, sleep and hormone optimization for CEO’s, ultra-endurance competitors, and a wide variety of professional athletes, including poker champions, tennis players, motocross competitors, the NFL, the NHL, the UFC and beyond. (Learn more about him here).
Tune in to hear Ben’s perspective on exercise, why he thinks you should be spending less time in the gym, and his DIY approach to optimizing your health.
10:00 How Ben transitioned from being a bodybuilder to an Ironman competitor
22:00 Ben’s perspective on exercise
27:00 How to increase your longevity and lifespan while bodybuilding or exercising: start with taking care of your cellular health.
37:00 Things athletes or exercise enthusiasts should be aware of that scratch the itch of making their body better without beating their body up.
Tests someone should get to personalize their training:
“Do more than the average MD is going to do to get a clear picture of your health.”
60:00 Ben’s travel hacks to beat jet lag
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Books - Beyond Training
The Body Electric by Robert Becker
Cyrex - Food Allergy Panel
Ancestral Panel - 23 and Me