Kettlebell Yoga, The Best 5 Cardio Machines You Can Use, How To “Reset” Your Body With An Adventure & Much More!

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Joe DiStefano is the Head of Sport for Spartan Race and creator of RUNGA. He has a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Fitchburg State University, and he is pursuing a master's degree in Sports Psychology. Certified through the NASM as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist, he is also a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, is RKC certified and has been trained at the C.H.E.K Institute as a Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach. 

Over the past decade, DiStefano has worked as a health and performance coach and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to joining Spartan Race, he oversaw the development of more than 100 women-only personal training studios across the U.S. His specialties include corrective exercise, nutrition, stress management, human psychology and business development.

He's been a previous podcast guest on the episode “Digital Detoxing, Travel-Proofing Your Immune System, Underground Body Weight Workouts & More With Joe DiStefano“, and also introduced me to two former extremely popular guests who I met at his “Runga” digital detox event in Costa Rica last year – Eric Remensperger from the episode “How To Cure Yourself Of Cancer: An Epic Interview With A Man Who Defied Conventional Medicine & Cured Himself Of Prostate Cancer” and Scott Dolly from “The Man I Call “Scraper”: Snowboard Shredding, Fascia Fluffing, Protective Chakra Energy Balls & Much More With Scott Dolly.

During today's discussion with Joe, you'll discover:

-Why Joe is such a fan of kettlebell yoga and the RKC certification…[12:40]

-The concept that all you should ever really do is 10 reps for any given exercise in the weight room…[18:20]

-The “high volume-low intensity” approach Joe uses, and the five pieces of cardio equipment that will give you the most bang for your buck…[30:40 & 41:30]

-Why Ben has become such a fan of green tea, and whether he'll ever drink coffee again…[50:25]

-Joe and Ben's go-to source for stevia…[58:35]

-The #1 supplement that Joe and Ben now use for enhancing sleep and longevity…[62:50]

-A can't-miss adventure in Panama that Joe has designed…[71:25]

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

-Kettlebell Yoga 2

-Alternating 45's

Joe's main social media accounts:

Dan John – Mass Made Simple interview

The RKC certification

Hobie Call's How to Train for Obstacle Course Racing

The AirDyne bike

Ski Erg

Concept 2

Elliptical trainer


The 30 Days No Alcohol Experiment: Part 2 (What Happens When You Quit Alcohol Cold Turkey).

The 30 Days No Alcohol Experiment: Part 1 (What Happens When You Quit Alcohol Cold Turkey).

Swannies blue light blocking glasses

Sleep apnea app “Apnea Diver”

Omica Organics CBD and stevia


Vitamin C

How To Use Ketones For Longevity, How I Personally Use Ketone Salts & A New Chemical-Free, Clean Way To Get Into Ketosis.

Runga 2017: Dec 8-21, 2017 (you get to choose how long to stay!). RUNGA is a once a year retreat, currently hosted in December. RUNGA is designed to facilitate a dramatic shift in attendee's current outlook, lifestyle choices, self efficacy, motivation, love, even spirituality. The retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory “Digital Detox” – or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. They are also delicious. Click here to sign up. Use code BEN (or let them know I sent you) to get VIP treatment, $10 off your registration and a free gift valued at $100!

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Joe or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

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17 thoughts on “Kettlebell Yoga, The Best 5 Cardio Machines You Can Use, How To “Reset” Your Body With An Adventure & Much More!

  1. Chad says:


    Have you used all of your tea from NY? If so, have you replaced it and with which brand?

  2. Brian Klein says:

    I highly recommend the RKC for you Ben! Last time I checked, (saw something on your YouTube channel, I think) your swing and C+P form was pretty off. I showed it to my RKC trainer, and he had to stop watching. (trying to be constructive with the criticism, so I’m sorry if it comes off rude.) Loved this episode. Thanks for all the great info!!

  3. Thomas Shepard says:

    Should I buy Swannies or should I buy…?

  4. Yang Zhao says:

    What is the breathing app you used and mentioned in the show?

  5. Robert says:

    Kettlebell long cycles (10 minutes cycles) are no joke. #HardLikeRussian

  6. Gary R says:

    Ben you guys talked about the basic workouts you need to do. where is that?

  7. Jake says:

    Hi Ben,

    You mentioned that there is a CBD that is available to be shipped anywhere? Also, when will NatureCBD be able to be shipped to Canada?



  8. jord says:

    Hi Ben,

    I can’t recall how I first came across your work a few years ago, but since that time, you have completely revolutionized my personal health journey.

    Along with a few other people, your ideas on routines, athletics, personal practices, and lifestyle habits have made a major difference in my quest to become the best version of myself.

    Big fan from New Zealand.

    1. Amazing, thanks man!

  9. Alice says:

    What’s a “human charger”, and who makes it?

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