September 19, 2012
Sep 19, 2012 free podcast: How To Know If The Supplement You're Taking Is Safe Also: resistance training for triathletes, tips on clearing your lungs, Gerson Therapy for treating cancer, when is it safe to mix fats and carbs, and are hydration and electrolytes the only causes of muscle cramping?
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- This study says it's useless to warmup before your triathlon – but they didn't look at bike warmup, only swim/run.
- Yet more evidence that those special, curvy-bottom exercise shoes don't actually do anything special.
- Low cholesterol may cause depression/increased risk of suicide. Fat is good for the brain, folks.
- While talking about cholesterol and depression, Ben mentions the book Primal Body, Primal Mind.
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Ben mentions the Sufferfest Cycling Videos – a great high intensity indoor cycling workout.
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As compiled and read by Brock, the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast “sidekick”.
Audio Question from Ben (at 00:14:47)
Older brother who is 38 just did Wildflower and Toughman. In prep for next triathlon, he wants to do some resistance training. What do you recommend for him? The standard body building moves?
~ In my response I mention my book at www.thestrongtriathlete.com for faster, more intense cardio-esque weight routines OR my Ultimate Weight Training Guide book at for more traditional strength and power training routines for triathletes.
Audio Question from Clayman (00:22:57)
He just started using an advair inhaler and is doing much better. Can you give him more ideas of how to unlock the mucus from his lungs?
Audio Question from John (00:32:00)
Has increased his testosterone and got his knee fixed and is looking forward to starting the Tri-Ripped Program. Have you done any research on the Gerson Therapy for cancer? What would you recommend to a friend if they had cancer?
Audio Question from Jorge (00:39:22)
Just did Ironman Canada and is very happy with his results and wants to thank Ben for all his help and knowledge. He also has a question about supplements – do you know if there is an organization or website that certifies the quality of supplements?
~ Here is a timely news story to illustrate the potential issue.
Audio Question from Keerthi (00:48:42)
He heard you say on the podcast that eating toast with scrambled eggs can cause oxidation of the fatty acids and that is not good for your health. He has also heard you say that it is good to mix fats with starches to reduce the Glycemic Index of those starches. Sounds like a mixed message? He wants to know how much fat he can safely add to the carbs (how much ghee in white rice)? Also does it matter what type of fats?
Audio Question from Seth (00:58:28)
Just finished the 70.3 in Muskoka where he had a new issue of cramping in his quads about a half mile into the run. The cramps were bad enough that he had to walk. Has worked with a coach to improve his efficiency. Has never cramped on the bike. He had decent fuelling and had to pee 5 times during the race. Could he have leaked out all his electrolytes?