Interview with Fitness Expert Ben Greenfield

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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

Products and Books Mentioned

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, 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

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

5 Responses to Interview with Fitness Expert Ben Greenfield

  1. Scott Urista March 13, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

    Ben Greenfield is not a ‘health expert’.

    He is an anti-vaxxer that thinks vaccinations lead to autism.

    He is a quack and has no business being on your otherwise excellent show. Do not legitimize his dangerous, fringe views.

    • EH March 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm #

      Wow I had no idea he was an anti-vaxxer. I’ll be skipping this episode for sure. Thank you for the heads-up.

    • Trevor Spencer March 13, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

      Ben Greenfield is not an anti-vaxxer and this podcast episode has nothing to do with vaccinations. Here is Ben in his own words:

  2. Lewis Van Atta March 20, 2019 at 10:09 pm #

    One thing I have to comment about…if you have ever listened to Ben’s podcast, his intro just BEGS for a parody…..

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