Published on September 1, 2013
Alright folks, this is it.
For the past 12 weeks – in a build-up to racing an Ironman triathlon – I've been combining low carb and extreme minimalist training protocols…
…I've been biohacking every last detail…
…I've been tracking all blood and performance results…
…and now I'm releasing everything to you in one fell swoop.
If you've ever wanted to know exactly what happens to the body when you use ketosis, a low carbohydrate diet or minimalist training protocols, and then try to pull off a feat of physical performance such as an Ironman triathlon or a marathon or a Crossfit competition or anything else remotely insane, you're about to find out what happens – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I am releasing this entire report as a Premium audio episode – and in addition to detailing all the nitty-gritty blood results, race results, practical fueling tips, workout details, transcribed .pdf of the 1 hour episode and answers to every question about the race submitted on the BenGreenfieldFitness Facebook page, I also reveal some pretty shocking details that you're not going to want to miss, including whether I would ever do something like this again.
If you can't play the audio above, it means you probably don't yet subscribe as a Premium podcast listener – and yes, you're missing out! It's $9.99 for the whole year (yes, the entire year), and includes bonus video and audio podcasts such as this one, as well as “The Naked Truth” episodes with my wife Jessa (in which we drink copious amounts of wine and say shocking things) – and a bunch of other bonus workshops and videos. And don't need a phone app or anything special to access premium content.
Resources mentioned during this audio include:
If you need to catch yourself up to speed, the previous two episodes in this series are:
Finally, a quick update:
Just after pushing the “publish” button on this post, I had a chance to speak in detail with Dr. Peter Attia about some additions to the recommendations I make in this episode – biohacking additions such as ketone esters, caprylic acid, different amino acid ratios and other cool science that will allow for even more success at Ironman Hawaii. Stay tuned for the details on that in the next Premium episode!
Click here to donate to the podcast and, in doing so, directly support Ben's journey to get to the big race in Kona! Questions, comments or feedback? Leave them under the extra photos of the race that I've included for you below (photos credit Fred Cuzner – more photos available on Facebook BenGreenfieldFitness page).