323: The Effects Of Beer On Hydration, Cross Country Running Tips, Home Remedies For Hernias & More!

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July 8, 2015 Podcast: Cross Country Running Tips, Should You Use Wraps, Sleeves And Belts For Weighttraining, Home Remedies For Hernias, and How Protein Spikes Insulin.

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Cross Country Running Tips

Stacy says: She is calling for her son. He is a Junior in High School and a Cross Country runner who is moving up the ranks. What should he concentrate on, as a cross country runner, to make him faster? What can he add to his training and is there anything special he should do with his diet at his age to increase his performance and keep him healthy.

In my response, I recommend:
Beyond Training book (especially the chapters on 40 Easy Meals, How Much Carb/Protein/Fat, and the strength/mobility/power/speed/balance sections).

Should You Use Wraps, Sleeves And Belts For Weighttraining?

Hammer-Slammer says: She competes in Roller Derbies and as her cross training she does a lot of strength training. She would like to know what you think of using wraps and sleeves and belts while lifting. She tends to do this later in her sets when it gets heavier. Is that a bad habit or should she continue to do it?

In my response, I recommend:
Rogue Fitness

Home Remedies For Hernias

Will says: He believes he is dealing with a hiatal hernia. Which he got from heavy lifting and copious amounts of lemon juice which shoved his stomach above his diaphragm. He is getting symptoms of GERD and he can't take a deep breath or each much food. What is your take on this? Do you know any nature remedies for this – to get his stomach back in the right place? He would love to get back to doing normal things like breathing deeply and eating.

How Protein Spikes Insulin

Stephen says: He wants to know more about protein intake and insulin response. He eats low carb and mostly carb backloads. He is concerned about eating too much protein because he has heard that it can spike insulin even more than carbs. What is the balance here? Is it more about timing the protein (after or before a workout)?


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4 thoughts on “323: The Effects Of Beer On Hydration, Cross Country Running Tips, Home Remedies For Hernias & More!

  1. David says:

    Hey Ben, speaking of cross country and Finnish biohacks…reminds me of the whole “blood doping” controversy with Lasse Viren and his amazing Olympic runs.

    It is still sad to watch him push the pace against Pre. If Viren did what he clean he was superhuman. 5k, 10k gold and one day later 5th in the marathon.

  2. PW says:

    Curls are for the girls means that they make your arms big and that’s all! Not entirely unsexist, but it only implies that the girls will like your big arms and that is the only outcome of the exercise.

    At least that’s how my football coach used to use it in 2003. It was one of the “beach muscle groups” with little function but decent yield.

  3. megn27 says:

    Hi Ben! Great podcast (as always). I accidentally sent this to the "ask Ben a question" link, so you can disregard that. Will you be selling the Perfect Health Amino Acids you mentioned on your site? (Looking for something slightly more affordable than the MAP aminos.) The Perfect Health site looks more like a distributor rather than a direct-to-consumer company.

    1. Sorry for misunderstanding…I have been using Perfect Health Aminos which are very similar to MAP (same stuff as at GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com)…that's what I would do…just use MAP for now, until the new NatureAminos come out. ;)

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