#250: How To Build Muscle And Endurance At The Same Time, Get Abs Like Magic Mike And Become A Faster Runner.

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July 31, 2013 Podcast: Can Qigong lower your cortisol, how to build muscle and endurance at the same time, The ALCAT test for food allergies, how to get abs like Magic Mike, how to use oil of oregano, and the best workouts for building speed and endurance at the same time.

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Can Qigong lower your cortisol?

Craig says @ 00:29:58
The folks over at SweeBeat recommended that he try Qigong to help with some sympathetic dominance. It seems to be really helping his numbers on the app as well as his general well being. He wants to know what your opinion is of Qigong. He also wanted to recommend people try the iPad app “Healthy with Simple Qigong”.

How to build muscle and endurance at the same time

Chuck says @ 00:37:12
Just got hired as a personal trainer at a gym and wants to “look more the part” (put on some muscle) but doesn't want to sacrifice his triathlon endurance training. Would it help to take Creatine? Should the Creatine Monohydrate be blended with beta alanine and citrulline malate?

~ In my response to Chuck, I recommend my protocol at https://Tri-Ripped.com and the Muscle Gain Pack. I also discuss:

-20-25g portions of DEEP30 protein (whey) or LivingProtein (vegan) spread throughout day, at 0.7-0.8 grams per pound body weight.
-Creatine – 0.3g/kg bodyweight for 5-7 days followed by 5g/day. No need to cycle. Recommend Kion Creatine.
-Carnitine – 750mg-2,000mg/day – in 2 doses. Recommend Nutrarev.
-Citrulline – 6-8g, 30-60 minutes before exercise. Recommend Citruvol.
-Beta-Alanine – 2-5g, 30-60 minutes before exercise. Recommend NOW Foods.
-BCAA’s – 10-20g every 60-90 minutes during exercise. Recommend Recoverease.
-Daily serving of concentrated greens (to balance pH). Recommend Enerprime (capsule)Capragreens (low calorie powder)Supergreens (meal replacement powder), or cycling between all three.

The ALCAT test for food allergies

Jenny says @ 00:52:42
She would like your opinion on the ALCAT Food Sensitivity Test. She had it done and then heard some controversial opinions about its validity. She was going to start changing her diet based on the test but now doesn't know if it is worthwhile.

~ In my response to Jenny, I discuss this ALCAT test.

How to get abs like Magic Mike

Morgan says @ 01:03:41
He is 43-years-old, 6'3″ and lean. He has been using your Magic Mike ab exercises (planks) to build his abs but feels like he is plateauing. What should his next step be, as the planking gets easier and easier?

How to use oil of oregano

Tanya says @ 01:11:19
She just got over Bronchitis last month and now has an upper respiratory viral infection. She has been taking oil of oregano oil twice a day and is wondering how long she should take it for and is twice a day is enough?

~ In my response to Tanya, I mention https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/oregano

The best workouts for building speed and endurance at the same time

Will says @ 01:18:28
He is a fast sprinter that struggles to run anything longer than 5k. He is looking for tips to build his endurance without losing his speed.

~ In my response, I recommend my enhanced breathing protocol and the Compex.


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8 thoughts on “#250: How To Build Muscle And Endurance At The Same Time, Get Abs Like Magic Mike And Become A Faster Runner.

  1. Amy says:

    Hi! Im a runner who about 2 months ago switched to the keto diet and I’m loving it. I have a Relay coming up where I run three legs at 6 miles a piece at 6:45 minute miles, and was wondering if you have any recommendations on what type of food I should consume in between my legs? Any tips you have I would appreciate!

  2. ronda43 says:

    Some solid advise, unsure why some ar speech bro science.

  3. feerlessfood says:

    Thanks for answering my question Ben!

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