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In this episode we speak with author and fitness guru Ben Greenfield and in this episode’s quick tip, Angie will answer a listener question about how to stay in marathon shape.
Interview with Ben Greenfield
Ben Greenfield has been in the health and fitness podcasting space longer than we have. He was the first influencer to reach out to us after we launched and we used to have him on the show once a year. He’s a competitive triathlete, personal trainer, biohacker, speaker, and author of the book Beyond Training. He is a walking encyclopedia of health and fitness! In this conversation we talk to Ben about transitioning to obstacle course racing, building strength, tips on breathing for runners, ways to biohacker your house, and his thoughts on screen time and screen time for kids.
Tools and Take-a-Ways
To improve at obstacle course racing you should work on:
- Grip Strength
- Running Efficiency
- Lactic Acid Tolerance
Three new terms to add to your knowledge base
- Photo Bio Modulation = the use of visible red and near infrared light energy to repair your cells
- EWOT = Exercise With Oxygen Therapy
- PEMF = Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
Products and Books Mentioned
- TrueForm Treadmill -powered by your own body, forces you to use good form.
- Live02 -Hypoxic training device
- The Oura Ring -sleep and activity tracker
- Joovv light therapy
- The Non-Tin Foil Hat Guide to EMF by Nicolas Pineault
- Running on Air by Bud Coates
- The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown
- Somni Fix Mouth Tape for nasal breathing during sleep
- Relaxator Breathing Retainer
Also Mentioned in This Episode
John Muir Trust– contribute a tree to the MTA Forever Forest. We went with the idea of planting 262 trees as a nod to the marathon distance, with donations going toward our tree planting fund to create an ‘MTA Forever Forest’. “Come to the woods for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.” -John Muir
London Marathon Meet Up –See details here.
Yoga Trapeze -Yoga teacher Lucas Rockwood has come up with a unique solution called, The Yoga Trapeze. This lightweight, versatile inversion sling can hang in a doorway or from an exposed beam. It is excellent when used for yoga poses, core work, and traction (1-7 minutes upside down daily is recommended). You can try the Yoga Trapeze for 30 days for just $1 by going to YogaTrapeze.com, and if you use coupon code “marathon”, you’ll get a free instructional DVD with your order.
MetPro – Take a metabolic assessment and schedule a complimentary consultation with one of their experts by going to www.metpro.co/mta
Topo Athletic -a gimmick-free running shoe company delivering footwear solutions for healthier, more natural running patterns. A roomy toe box promotes functional foot movement and the cushioned midsoles come in a variety of thicknesses and heel elevations, so you can pick your unique level of protection and comfort.
Athletic Greens -the best of the best in All-In-One whole food supplements and the easiest way to build a healthy habit each and every morning.
Shout out to MTA Coach Steve Waldon
Whew glad that’s over! Ran the Napa Valley Marathon this morning in preparation for Boston. Wanted to keep this under 3 hours but there were 26 miles of headwinds! After 2 hours 59 minutes and 48 seconds I crossed the finish but had to dig a little deeper than I wanted. 3rd in age group so I got a bottle of champagne! Coach Steve