Ben Greenfield on Biohacking Your Morning, Your Performance, and Your Life – Episode 229

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

Would you like to know how to dominate your mornings and have undying energy all day long? This episode of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast takes us through a day in the life of biohacker, and life optimizer, Ben Greenfield.

Ben is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life.” Ben breaks down his entire day from the moment he wakes up! We discuss everything from the ingredients in his morning smoothie, how he tracks his HRV to decide his approach to training each day, to the benefits of journaling.

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Show Notes:

  • Fat bomb coffee and what’s in Ben’s morning smoothie. Find out the performance and health benefits! (2:40)
  • How does Ben own his morning every day? Ways to improve yourself by tracking HRV, journaling and much more! (13:42)
  • The most effective workouts to build muscle, training in the morning vs. evening, and how to regulate your circadian rhythm. (31:58)
  • What Ben eats to fuel his day, and the importance of family time. (37:25)
  • The Greenfield Training method. How Ben modifies his workout based on what season he’s in and how he gains strength by using bodyweight while traveling. (46:22)
  • Can supplements help improve your sleep? Ben explains the products he uses and the studies to back up why. (56:28)
  • Should you try to get cold in the morning? This and other top tips for getting better each day. (1:00:38)
  • How to read a book a day. Ben explains how he gets it done and practical ways you can too. (1:03:53)
  • Books you should read. (1:05:36)
  • Run efficiency, grip strength and lactic acid tolerance. How to build these skills to run an obstacle race. (1:06:38)


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