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About Ben Greenfield
A frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and a highly sought-after speaker, Ben's understanding of functional exercise, nutrition, and the delicate balance between performance and health has helped thousands of people around the world achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.
Ben's goal in life is to make healthy living inspiring, entertaining and educational, and his "rebel yell" goes like this:
"I love getting fit, feeling good about the way my body looks, and fulfilling my deep-seeded drive to live life to the fullest by achieving difficult feats of physical performance. But I was fed up with feeling like crap from all the extreme exercising, strange foods, feeling of constant stress and soreness, and worry about the toll my hectic lifestyle was taking on my body. So I have found a way of training, eating and living that is perfectly healthy and natural, but still allows me to look, feel and perform at my peak capabilities."
He is the founder and owner of KION, a company that provides everything a human being needs to achieve peak performance, look amazing, defy aging, and live an adventurous, fulfilling joyful and limitless life.
Ben coaches and trains individuals for general health, longevity, weight loss, lean muscle gain, holistic wellness, and sports performance, both from his physical location in Spokane, Washington, and Coeur D' Alene, Idaho as well as all over the world via online training and consulting.
Ben's credentials include:
-Bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology
-Personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
-Sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN)
-Advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta, the "Harvard" of bicycle fitting schools
-Over 11 years experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports
Ben hosts the highly popular fitness, nutrition and wellness website BenGreenfieldFitness, a site with over a quarter million monthly visitors which features blogs, podcasts, and product reviews from Ben. He is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, Triathlete magazine and LAVA magazine, Endurance Planet, the outdoor sports magazine OutThere Monthly and has been featured in WebMD, the Spokesman-Review, Inlander magazine, In-Health magazine, Fit-Pro magazine, PTontheNet, Prevention magazine, Shape magazine, Men's Health magazine, Women's Running magazine, Inside Triathlon magazine, NBC, Fox, Entheos Academy, CreativeLIVE, Udemy, Veria Live TV and CBS Sports.
As a public speaker on fitness, nutrition, and training, Ben hosts several top ranked fitness and health podcasts in iTunes, including the Get-Fit Guy, the BenGreenfieldFitness show and the Obstacle Dominator. Ben speaks around the world and in addition to presenting multi-day conferences in global hotspots such as Dubai, London, and Thailand, he has been a keynote lecturer at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships Medical Conference, the Coeur D' Alene Ironman Medical Conference, USAT Art & Science of Coaching Symposium, Can-Fit-Pro Conference, Pilgrim's Wellness Center Education Series, Fleet Feet Sports Endurance Sports Clinic, Concordia University, REI Nutrition Clinics, PaleoFX and the Ancestral Health Symposium.
In college, Ben competed in tennis, water polo, and volleyball, and now competes as a top ranked triathlete and Spartan athlete and a multiple Ironman Hawaii finisher. Ben resides in Spokane, Washington with his wife, Jessa, and twin boys, River and Terran.
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Sure, some of us find ways to hit peak performance in one area or another—there are professional poker players, computer programmers, and race car drivers hunched over card games, keyboards, and steering wheels with optimized minds; UFC and NFL gladiators fighting for glory on television with optimized bodies; and monks and meditators roaming the planet with optimized spirits.
But in a perfect world, you would be able to have it all: complete optimization of mind, body, and spirit.
In Boundless, the New York Times bestselling author of Beyond Training and health and fitness leader Ben Greenfield offers a first-of-its-kind blueprint for total human optimization.
To catapult you down the path of maximizing cognition, mental clarity, and IQ, you will discover:
-How to rewire your skull's supercomputer (and 9 ways to fix your neurotransmitters)
-The 12 best ways to heal a leaky brain
-8 proven methods to banish stress and kiss high cortisol goodbye
-10 foods that break your brain, and how to eat yourself smart
-How to safely utilize nootropics and smart drugs, along with 8 of the best brain-boosting supplement stacks and psychedelics
-The top nutrient for brain health that you probably aren't getting enough of
-6 ways to upgrade your brain using biohacking gear, games, and tools
-Easy ways to train your brain for power, speed, and longevity
-The ultimate guide to optimizing your sleep, maximizing mental recovery, and stopping jet lag.
To ensure that you look good naked and live a long time, you will learn:
-6 ways to get quick, powerful muscles (& why bigger muscles aren't better)
-How to burn fat fast without destroying your body
-The fitness secrets of 6 of the fittest old people on the planet
-The best training program for maximizing muscle gain and fat loss at the same time
-One simple tactic for staying lean year-round with minimal effort
-A step-by-step system for figuring out exactly which foods to eat
-14 ways to build an unstoppable immune system
-Little-known tactics, tips, and tricks for recovering from workouts with lightning speed
-The best tools for biohacking your body at home and on the road
-The 11 best blood tests for maximizing health and longevity
-How to eat, train, and live for optimal symmetry and beauty (and how to raise kids with superhuman bodies and brains).
And to help you live a fulfilling and happy life, you will learn:
-12 techniques to heal your body using your own internal pharmacy
-What the single most powerful emotion is and how to tap into it every day
-4 of the best ways to heal your body and spirit using sounds and vibrations
-6 ways to enhance your life and longevity with love, friendships, and lasting relationships
-How to biohack the bedroom for better sex and longer orgasms, and the top libido-enhancing herbs, supplements, and strategies
-The perfect morning, afternoon, and evening routines for enhancing sleep, productivity, and overall happiness
-28 ways to combine ancestral wisdom and modern science to enhance longevity, including the best foods, herbs, supplements, injections, medical treatments, biohacks, fasting strategies, and more
-The 4 hidden variables that can make or break your mind, body, and spirit
-How to use the power of light to optimize your body and brain
You have amazing physical goals. You want the best body you can get. You want to look, feel, and perform like a champion. So you beat yourself up with tough training, day after day, week after week, month after month. As a result, you’re held back by frustrating issues like brain fog, broken gut, hormone depletion, heart problems, and destroyed joints--limited to living at a fraction of your peak capacity and powerless to tap into your full potential and achieve your dreams.
But it's possible to be healthy on the outside and on the inside. This book gives you every training, nutrition, and lifestyle solution you need to do it, including:
-The 2 best ways to build endurance fast without destroying your body
-Underground training tactics for maximizing workout efficiency
-The best biohacks for enhancing mental performance and instantly entering the zone
-How to know with laserlike accuracy whether your body has truly recovered
-26 ways to quickly recover from workouts, injuries and overtraining
-The 25 most important blood and saliva biomarkers and how to test them
-5 essential elements of training that most athletes neglect
-7 stress-fighting weapons to make your mind-body connection bulletproof
-Proven systems to enhance sleep, eliminate insomnia, and conquer jetlag
-40 high-calorie, nutrient-dense meals that won’t destroy your metabolism
-Tools for customizing your carbs, proteins and fats for your unique body and goals
-9 ways to fix a broken gut, create toxin-free life, and detox your body
-A complete system to safeguard your immune system and stomach
-Potent time-efficiency tips for balancing training, work, travel, and family
Whether you're an extreme exercise enthusiast or just looking to shed a few pounds, this is the last book on training, endurance, health, and life you will ever need.
No More Carb-Loading!
So you’re gearing up for a killer exercise session, or a big event like a marathon or a triathlon, and you want to avoid all the carbo-loading that’s so prevalent amongst endurance athletes. You’re interested in fueling your body for the combination of ideal health and performance, and you’re ready for weight loss, longevity, health, and breaking your sugar addiction. But is that even possible? Can you really escape the pasta binges and gastrointestinal distress that often accompanies an over-reliance on sugar? Can you really be a low-carb endurance athlete?
Enhanced Performance Without Expensive Supplements
Maybe you know it’s possible, but did you also know that there are certain supplements no low carb athlete should be training without? You’re probably worried that you’ll need to shell out big bucks for obscure supplements, right? Pine pollen? Ant protein? Thankfully, you just need some tried and true favorites that have proved the test of time. The number one supplement for low-carb athletes? It’s likely to be sitting on your kitchen table right now. And there’s another one that 70% of the population is deficient in…don’t let that be you, especially when deficiency can lead to fatigue and muscle cramps.
Edge Out the Competition with Superior Nutrition
As an Ironman triathlete who eats low-carb, author Ben Greenfield walks his talk. He’s developed a detailed system that will put you nutritionally ahead of 99% of your competitors. From training days, to race week, to the day of the race itself, you’ll learn exactly what you need to be eating and when for best performance and best health. The Low-Carb Athlete is the go-to resource for low carb athletes and those wishing to switch up their diet protocol from the old school carb-based diets of yesterday.
Whether your goal is to lose 20 pounds, run a 5K, get ripped, live as long as possible, complete an Ironman, do an adventure race or just breeze through life with absolute confidence in your body, being the best you can be is difficult when you’re held back by frustrating issues such as brain fog, body fat, an irritated gut or sore joints. As a result, most of us live our lives at just a fraction of our peak capacity, completely powerless to tap into our full potential or to our their goals as quickly as possible.
But what if it didn’t have to be that way? What if you could squeeze every last drop of excitement and living out life, and also be healthy on the outside and healthy on the inside?
If you could sum up this feeling of achieving your ultimate performance potential, you could describe it in one word as “superhuman”. Just think about it. Complete optimization of performance, fat loss, recovery, digestion, brain, sleep and hormone balance. That’s what you will have if you implement every step in this book.
You’ll discover secrets like:
- The single, most potent exercise move that you can use the rest of your life.
- Three amazingly tasty meals that deliver to your body every nutrient known to humankind.
- The four tests you must get if you want to know everything about your body.
- A little-known sleep hack that makes you fall back asleep in minutes.
- Three easy steps to taking a nap anytime, anywhere in the world.
- And much more.
In other words, “30 Ways to Reboot Your Body” isn’t just about simply rebooting your body. It’s about rebooting your body, then elevating your body and mind to a completely new level of physical and mental performance, then putting the icing on the cake with every scientifically proven tip, trick and biohack known to humankind. You can consider this your complete user manual to getting the most out of the human body.
The human body is capable of feeling good, all the time, and achieving amazing feats of physical and mental performance…if you operate it with the proper user's manual. It’s time to learn how.
Ready for the journey?
Let’s do this.
All of our physical features—from the shape of our waist and stomach, to the size of our wrists, to the roundness of our arms—are based upon our personal genetics, our fitness, and our health history. So one person's body is different from another's. And that means that the exercise routine that works for one individual may not work for another.
The key to fitness success is a customized workout, tailored just for you!
That's where Ben Greenfield's book comes in. Focusing on specific exercises designed to target individual body types, Get-Fit Guy's Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body provides all the tools, tips, and nutritional tricks to achieve your dream body. No more boring marathon sessions at the gym, only to see minimal results (or worse, gaining weight in the wrong areas!) Get-Fit Guy's Guide will show you how to quickly and effectively carve out your ideal body with a workout that targets your individual shape.
Enhance your energy, lose weight, boost your performance, and feel better than ever with Get-Fit Guy's Secrets to a Better Workout***! If you want to begin an exercise routine and don't know where to start, or if you've been working out for a while and aren't getting the results you want, author and triathlon expert Ben Greenfield has the tips you need to reach your fitness goals – fast! With easy-to-understand explanations, concrete examples, and reasoning backed by scientific research, Ben provides the inspiration and motivation for super-charging your workout including:
• Top 10 reasons you're not losing weight
• Techniques for better results
• 10 exercise motivation tips
• How to tell if you're working out hard enough
• How to measure body fat
• How to warm up and cool down
• 10 tips for proper gym etiquette
• 10 tips to build muscle fast
No other triathlon book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book was designed specifically for triathletes to increase strength, speed, endurance, and stamina. This guide will have you shaving off time in all three events by using the most advanced and efficient exercises available. It will have you recording new personal records and reaching all of your goals. By following the year-round programs in the book, you will be able to finish meets with the same energy you exerted when you began.