For fans of Ben Greenfield, this is Ben like youâ€™ve never heard him before.
For longtime listeners and fans of health & fitness podcasts, Ben Greenfield needs no introduction. Self-avowed training guinea pig, ardent nutrition student, accomplished multisport athlete, podcast host, blogger and health entrepreneur at Ben Greenfield Fitness and all around good dude.
Ben and I have been acquainted for some years â€” but only through the internet. He was an early guest on this show (RRP #11), I have guested on his podcast as well as his Endurance Planet podcast (HERE), we did a nutrition-oriented Spreecast with Vinnie Tortorich back in February (HERE) and he has written about my exploits a bit as well (HERE).
And yet surprisingly, we had never met in person. So it was a pleasure to finally sit down with the guy one-on-one so we could dig a bit deeper. Skype interviews are great, but there is just no substitute for sitting across from someone when you want to have a proper chat. And this interview gets it done in spades.
Today on the show we talk about a multitude of things, including:
How he turned his passion for health and fitness into a thriving online business
Some keys for entrepreneurial online success;
His experience training for and racing an Ironman on a high fat / low carb ketogenic diet;
His plan for putting on 30lbs of muscle during the upcoming winter months;
Our experiences interviewing Durianrider;
What the lifestyle â€œhackâ€ (as in #lifehack or #biohack) actually means;
His experience as a homeschooled child and how he homeschools his children;
How his dietary regimen is often misunderstood, his passion for plants & his vegetable garden; and
Benâ€™s Upcoming Human Performance Course on CreativeLive.
Like many of my guests, I donâ€™t agree with all points & issues raised. But I truly like and respect Ben, particularly his willingness to engage in all forms of self-experimentation and his transparency when it comes to openly sharing his results.
I hope you enjoy the conversation!
Ben Greenfield Fitness: http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/
Unschoolery â€” Leo Babautaâ€™s (of ZenHabits.net) Homeschool Resource Blog: http://unschoolery.com/
23andMe â€“ Genetic Testing for Health, Disease & Ancestry: https://www.23andme.com/
WellnessFX â€“ Diagnostic Blood Testing: http://www.wellnessfx.com/
DirectLabs â€” clinical lab testing for blood chemistry: http://www.directlabs.com/
Quest Diagnostics â€“ clinical lab testing for blood chemistry: http://www.questdiagnostics.com/home.html
Creative Live: Achieve Ultimate Human Performance with Ben Greenfield (12/11/13-12/13/13): http://www.creativelive.com/courses/achieve-ultimate-human-performance-ben-greenfield
Finally â€“ dig the music cues and intro/outro clips on the show? Thanks my 18-year old son Tyler Piatt â€“ not only did he produce and edit todayâ€™s show, he wrote, arranged and performed all the music as well. Thanks Tyler!
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