Welcome to my Weekly Roundup!
In one convenient post, you're about to discover the most important things I've noticed this week, including the latest news from the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking and anti-aging research, the top photos, videos and stories from this week, upcoming events and speaking appearances, giveaways, specials and a host of other things you may have missed.
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
Book – The Alexander Technique: I just read a great book called “The Alexandar Technique” – which really has helped me release lots of tension and stress I didn't realize I was holding in muscles and ligaments. It was so good that I recorded a few “audio cues” for myself to put on my audio player for when I'm walking, making coffee, standing, etc., and you can download the quick 3-minute audio here:
If you dig this, you can get the book here. Enjoy! I hope it helps you like it helped me.
Gear – Terra Flex Shoe by Xero Shoes: The snow and ice in Spokane, WA of late have left me needing more traction, but my snow boots are definitely not “minimalist footwear”, and I'm personally a fan of going as close to barefoot whenever possible. I've liked Xero shoes for a while as an attractive minimalist shoe, and have been bugging them for the past couple years to create a rugged, off-road version. They finally did. It's called the “Terra Flex”, and with it’s grippy, lugged soles, the TerraFlex is built for running and hiking your favorite trails. That’s not to say you can’t walk, stroll, road run, Crossfit and much more… you can. Two thumbs up from me. The all-new TerraFlex is on sale through Feb. 6, for 20% off, so don't delay ordering yours! Additionally, you can enter for a chance to WIN a pair!
Toy – Pso-Rite. Psoas muscle tightness is a *huge* source of hidden back pain in many, many individuals. The psoas (pronounced so-as) is your core muscle and an integral aspect of a centered and functional body. As a major player in back pain, knee injuries and tight hip sockets, it is often the exhausted psoas that disrupts your range of motion, as well as digestion and bladder functioning. But because the psoas muscle is the most complicated muscle in the body, it can be very hard to “massage”. It connects the lower body to the pelvis, lower body to the upper body (lower lumbar spine) and the pelvic area to the lower lumbar spine. Enter this new toy I've been using on my psoas: the Pso-Rite. It's an amazing tool for getting into the most hard-to-reach places on the body – such as the psoas (and I've been using it on my shoulders, hammies and glutes too). This is like having a 24/7 psoas massage therapist hanging around your house. You can click here and use code Ben20 for 20% off your own.
N=1 – The “40g/Day Collagen Experiment”. A couple weeks ago, I ran into my friend Mark Sisson at Sunlife Organics in Malibu. He explained to me how he suffered an Achilles injury during one of his Ultimate Frisbee matches. In his attempt to speed recovery time, he did some research and started supplementing with collagen. The results, in his personal n=1 experiment, were pretty dramatic. Once he added collagen to the mix, his healing kicked into overdrive. As I’ve dug deeper into this topic to uncover the many benefits dietary collagen can bestow upon us, I’m convinced collagen/gelatin is an essential part of the human diet: and Mark explained to me the host of benefits, including gut health, muscle maintenance, faster injury healing and much more. I took him up on his offer to try an n=1 collagen overdose myself, and I've been dumping 40g of his Primal Collagen down my gaping maw each day. I must say that I'm noticing benefits for both my joints and my gut. You can click here to get the same Primal Collagen I use and use code “BEN” for 10% off your order.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week
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– What Your Vitamins Say About You
::: Get Into Ketosis In 60 Minutes or Less :::
I have an upcoming podcast in which I take a deep, deep dive into ketosis with Rob Rogers and Gary Millet of Kegenix. Take a look at my video below to see what Kegenix is all about, and use code ‘Greenfield' to save 10% off Kegenix products.
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Posted by Ben Greenfield Fitness on Thursday, February 22, 2018
::: Congratulations to Navreet Josan :::
Navreet Josan not only won Gold in her category for the first time at the Sheru Classic this week, but also went on to win the overall show and won her IFBB Official pro card making her the first IFBB Bikini Pro of India.
She got in touch with me about 4 weeks out looking for nutrition advice to put her over the edge, and I must say in addition to her other hard work, it seems like it paid off. One of the main points I suggested for her specifically was doing her morning cardio in a fasted state and taking about 20 grams of amino acids leading up to the workout.
Congratulations on your achievement, Navreet! To shop Kion Aminos, click here.
::: $75 Gift Certificate to the Human Garage in Los Angeles :::
Extending unconditional love is a powerful support for positive change. Being able to offer unconditional love starts with how you take care of you and the love you give yourself. Show up, take care of yourself, give more love. That’s what it’s all about. My friends at the Human Garage understand this and are an incredible resource for self-care. In honor of February, their month of self-love, the Garage is offering $75 Gift Cards to new clients when they book an initial consult. Use my name, ‘BEN' to redeem.
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::: Clearlight Sauna giveaway ends TONIGHT! :::
The folks at Clearlight Infrared Saunas are GIVING AWAY a Clearlight Sanctuary-2 Full Spectrum Sauna ($6295 value!) to one lucky Ben Greenfield Fitness fan! If you need to know why you need to own an infrared sauna, this article explains my deep love for a daily sauna and also why Clearlight is the only sauna I recommend. To enter, all you need to do is visit: BenGreenfieldFitness.com/SaunaGiveaway
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This giveaway entry deadline is February 23 by 11:45 PST … don't delay!
::: Men's Wellness Summit :::
If you’re a man (or love one in your life!), join the Men's Wellness Summit to learn from experts (including me) who cover the most important chronic conditions facing men today. Together we can help more men implement practical ways to improve energy, lose weight, boost brain power, maximize athletic and sexual performance, live longer, have long-lasting relationships and feel better than ever before. In my interview I will cover:
- Sleep: an underestimated tool to enhance performance
- Tools and techniques to optimize recovery
- Using heart rate variability to assess fitness
-March 2-3, 2018: 2018 Academy of Regenerative Practices Conference & Scientific Seminar, Weston, FL. Top stem cell innovators, researchers, and medical practitioners will be joining to further the field of regenerative medicine. Attend the two-day seminar to discover the latest in the field and learn how regenerative therapies can help your practice grow. Featured speaker: Ben Greenfield. Get your ticket here.
–March 24-25, 2018: San Jose Super and Sprint Weekend, Diablo, CA. There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend of distance and speed. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24-29 Spartan Obstacles and 8-10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast. Bring out all the support you've got for this one, spectators welcome! Aroo! Get your tickets here.
-April 27-29, 2018: Paleof(x) in Austin, TX. Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, & everything in between. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! Bringing the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life, Paleof(x) is like the Woodstock of the ancestral movement, and I will be there! Sign up now to be the first to get tickets to this very exciting event! Sign up here and see you in Austin!
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Move inflammation out of your muscles and increase blood flow with this 10-minute stretching routine: https://t.co/KDcPyUfGK4
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) February 21, 2018
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Do you know any low-carb evangelists? How about low-fat evangelists?If the answer is yes, then you should probably let…
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This week on Snapchat I brought you in on two incredibly fun and shockingly hilarious games I play regularly with my wife and twin boys, Bears vs. Babies and Exploding Kittens, along with a crazy egg cook-off contest. Check out the madness that ensued.
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