345: How To Burn Calories Without Exercising, Chocolate’s Effect On Your Skin, Eliminating Muscle Imbalances & More!

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February 3, 2016 Podcast: 345: How To Burn Calories Without Exercising, Chocolate's Effect On Your Skin, Eliminating Muscle Imbalances & More!

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How To Get Ready For A Hot Race

Sarah says: She's a new triathlete looking to complete her first 70.3.  She's from Adelaide is a really dry heat, but the race is in Cairns, which is known for it's humidity and wet, tropical heat. How does she prepare herself for a humid 70.3 ironman, in a dry place like Adelaide. She currently doesn't have access to a sauna – any other ideas?

In my response, I recommend:
A heat suit

How To Fix Muscle Imbalances

Kyle says: His question is a muscle and body imbalances. He used to road race motorcycles professionally and had a dislocated left hip, left ACL replacement and many other injuries on his left side. He's been racing triathlon's for the last few years and at this point he's completed an ironman distance, but feels his imbalances on his left side are having an affect on his training and efficiency. He currently uses globus electro-stimulation, eats more fat and fewer cards, and uses cold therapy and curcumin, colostrum all based on your advice, but he's wondering if you have any ideas on how to help his imbalance?

In my response, I recommend:
-“Becoming A Supple Leopard
-An inversion table, a giant band, and a decent traction website or book.
-Ben's Fabulous Four: plank, clamshell, external rotation, row
Z-Health podcast

How To Burn Calories Without Exercising

Anna says: She's in college student studying human health and performance. What might be some bio-hacks you would have for a college student, who's sitting, has limited time for workouts etc.

In my response, I recommend:
Compex or MarcPro ($32 discount at http://www.MarcPro.com with discount code “Ben”)

How To Lower Your Sperm Count

Randy says: Is there any substance that's been actually proven to reduce one's sperm count. His son is looking to have his sperm count lowered and he's wondering if there are supplements or anything he could eat or reduce the chances of anything life-changing happening.

In my response, I recommend:

Hey, have you guys heard the latest from Dr. Drew’s podcast? He’s been working out your mind with talk about philosophy, comedy and more in the last couple weeks. Philosophy can work its way into fitness through the power of mind & body, so check it out now at PodcastOne.com or on iTunes.

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13 thoughts on “345: How To Burn Calories Without Exercising, Chocolate’s Effect On Your Skin, Eliminating Muscle Imbalances & More!

  1. Chris Lee says:

    For the chocolates effects on the skin would that work with raw cocoa podwer and if so what would the dosage be thats an equivalent to eating chocolate itself?

    1. There's been no research done on that, but check this out (esp. regarding cacao butter): http://healthtalk-ht.blogspot.com/2012/08/chocola…

  2. Tatu Soininen says:

    For the college student studying human health and performance…

    How about recruiting more muscle fibers to actually burn the calories while sitting. A rapid, high intensity 4-7 minute full body workout on morning and another later afternoon wouldn’t cost too much time and effort while still getting huge benefit over the increased metabolism rate between the workouts.

    1. david says:

      Could you lay out the workout protocol for me please? :)

      1. Which one? The one for training for heat? We go over it briefly in the podcast.

  3. Dina says:

    You may want to mention that lambskin condoms do not stop HIV.

  4. Brett says:

    I clicked on the z-health podcast link and it took me to a page that described the podcast, but the podcast itself is nowhere to be found. there is no play button anywhere on the page. btw, this was a great podcast, tons of great information! thanks Ben!

    1. Yikes we will fix this ASAP!

  5. kem johnson says:

    We generally only keep hens, but I brought a handy Craftsman snipper (a cross between secateurs and a Stanley knife) back to NZ that works a treat on old, sick layers.

    We raised one giant, very aggressive rooster. I wasn’t keen to grab him so I took his head off with the .22. He was huge and quite tasty,

    Does Rachel worry about the blatant humping between steers or dogs? Could be dangerous stopping that on this farm.

    1. Rachel Browne says:

      Kem, I’ve never seen steers mate, but I have seen dogs mate. And no way does it seem anywhere near as unwanted as I have observed with chickens and roosters. Of course, this is just my own personal observation, and I don’t live on a farm!

      I actually went and stayed on the beef farm of my best friend in Hawkes Bay, NZ! Really incredible experience, I have massive respect for farmers!

  6. sean says:

    I have often wondered if any hens ever enjoy copulation, I think the right hen in the right mood at the right time at least doesn’t fight it. I know that having too many roosters TENDS to result in endless warfare, however… depends on the cocks. For example, if you only have submissive cocks, you could potentially have a Hen at the top of the pecking order, then she would not allow a submissive male unless she wanted it. Also, you know you have too many roosters if the hens develop bald spots on their backs. That’s where the rooster “holds on” with his beak, with a healthy ratio of females to males none of the hens will Queen B. With the chicken hormones, I think, this would be pretty unlikely, and you may have to go through a lot of roosters to accomplish this situation.

    1. Rachel Browne says:

      Super interesting Sean, thanks for commenting! Such a bizarre thing to bring up, but I honestly have been wondering because it seems rather violent. I wonder does it make a difference whether they are enclosed or free range? Most of it I have seen is in enclosed pens.

      Submissive cocks. Is there really such a thing?

      It feels really hard to have an adult conversation about this.

  7. Tammy says:

    Hey, have you guys heard the latest from The Scibabe? She’s been working out your mind with her new book that developes the power of mind so check it out now at on iTunes.

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