#262: Top Workouts To Do This Winter, Hacking Your Way To Better Sleep and Eating Clay For Health

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Oct 30, 2013 Podcast: Is plaque really dangerous, top workouts to do this winter, do altitude training supplements work, how to get rid of parasites fast, and the best way to train for obstacle races.

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As compiled, edited and sometimes read by Brock, the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast “sidekick”.

Is Plaque Really Dangerous?

Keith says:
He has had some tests and it appears that he has plaque on the outside (not the inside) of his arteries. Do you agree with Dr. Minkoff that Vitamin K2 is very important in heart health?

Top Workouts To Do This Winter

Angelo says:
He is an triathlete who focuses on Olympic and 70.3 distances. He wants to know how he should approach the off-season in terms of maximizing recovery while still moving forward with his speed and strength.
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Josh says:
He has completed his first year of International Triathlons and wants to know what the best strength exercises are that he can do over the winter to build his swimming, biking and running better into next year.

Do Altitude Training Supplements Work?

Brett says:
He is planning to climb Mt. Rainier in June and is wondering if supplements like “Altitude Adapt” that contain Nitric Oxide would be any benefit at all for high altitude climbing?

How To Get Rid of Parasites Fast

Valerie says:
She is wondering about diatomaceous earth. Is it effective for removing parasites? Is it safe and effective? How does it compare to other removal methods?

In my response I mention:
Magnetic Clay's Edible Earth
Testing for parasites at DirectLabs – (Comprehensive Parasitology Profile)
Oil of oregano

The Best Way To Train For Obstacle Races

Scott says:
Has signed up for an 11 mile obstacle race and is looking for a training protocol to finish the race and shed some body fat at the same time.

In my response I mention:
Spartan Race in Las Vegas 
-The article on Obstacle Course Race Workouts


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7 thoughts on “#262: Top Workouts To Do This Winter, Hacking Your Way To Better Sleep and Eating Clay For Health

  1. cletemg says:

    Thanks for the awesome info as always. I was checking out world-pharmacy.org and they wanted a money order. No option for CC orders. Gives me a little concern. Any thoughts?

    Fellow Spokanite!

    1. I ordered via cc. You may want to check again…

  2. Oddwell / Jim Newell says:

    Sweet. Glad I'm on track to recover for 2014.

  3. Oddwell / Jim Newell says:

    Ben and Brock,
    Have ya'll heard of this social activism group? http://www.b-society.org/b-tv
    Your talk about sleep reminded me of their mission. Good stuff in a factory-model world.
    Also, with recovery after a long season, how much is too much? I've been talking 2-3 days off each week, but I'm doing strength training and massage therapy two days a week at PT; riding my bike each morning for 15-20 minutes to loosen up (following it with some stretching and yoga); a mild to moderate 30-minute swim at least once a week; and hitting the mountain bike trials with my crew once to twice a week for about 90 minutes or less – we mainly ride aerobically, but of course, we hit the gas a few times each ride.
    Jim (who, after more than two months off training is finally starting to feel human again)

    1. I haven't heard of that group. I'll check it out. In the meantime, one day per week totally "off" or active recovery is typically enough…

  4. mufuu says:

    ok, so since when have vegetable oil been reach in cholesterol?

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