Show Notes EP 529 Ben Greenfield

  • Discuss his recent Spartan Race (2:07)
    • Didn’t do that well
      • Traveling a lot on planes
      • SI joint issue
  • What sports did Ben play as a kid (87:37)
    • Tennis
    • Chess
    • Violin
  • What was a moment you remember that formed him into the man he is today/happiest moment? (9:29)
    • Ben got into dirt bike accident when he was 14 yrs old
      • Testicular contusion
    • His bodybuilding career
      • Entered show when he was 22 years old
      • High protein/low carb diet
    • Sal’s grandfather visit from Sicily
      • Manual labor
      • Learned the value of hard work
  • Ben’s first job (19:50)
    • Barista at Dad’s coffee shop
      • Dad - serial entrepreneur
  • How was his home school life (21:52)
    • Played lots of sports at local schools
    • Parents got curriculum
      • Got to learn on his own, at own pace
    • Outsourcing things to experts, but things can do on their own homeschool
    • His kids were homeschooled
    • Ben has trust issues from being home schooled
      • Working with others
  • What drives all his bio-hacking? (37:15)
    • Keeps him educated in what the audience wants to know
    • Keeps things fresh
  • What does he suck at? (46:44)
    • Hard time making friends
    • Introverted
    • Recharges by being by himself
    • Ben’s “secret group”
      • Mastermind
  • Childhood/Best friends/Acquaintances discussion (50:37)
    • Emotions involved among men
    • War bond
    • Sports teams
  • What are the hot topics he is excited about? (58:45)
    • Russian practice of systema
      • Breath work and body weight training
      • Hyper oxygenating you
    • How the body is a battery
  • Final thoughts about technology and Ben’s new bar! (1:06:24)
    • Wifi
    • Super clean-“organoleptic” profile
      • NatureBite
      • Covers our macronutrients

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