Podcast Episode #50: Proven Methods to Keep Your Brain From Aging and Instantly Make You Smarter.

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Can you believe that this is the fiftieth episode? And it's jam-packed with tips on how to get smarter! In this July 9 free audio episode, you'll learn…

-How to trick your brain into instantly getting smarter…

-The top 10 questions that I receive about fat loss, nutrition and human performance…

-Information about something called “The HCG Diet” and how it pertains to fat loss…

“-Shocking” the body off a weight loss plateau…

-A magnesium deficiency and heart attacks update…

-The answers to listener Q&A's on caffeine, ideal blood sugar levels before and during exercise, weightlifting for triathletes, liquid vegetables…

-And much more!

Featured Topic:

The featured topic is an interview with Dr. Arlene Taylor, recognized as one of the world's leading “brain experts”. During this interview, Dr. Taylor reveals the secrets of age-proofing your brain, organizing for your brain type, and actually making yourself smarter! You'll learn why not exercising by highways, choosing a different path to drive to work, and even hanging your home's pictures upside down can all make you smarter! During our interview, she includes intriguing information on:

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-The technique of “brain breathing”…

-Specific exercises that will stretch  your brain…

-Exactly what to avoid if you don't want to “damage” your mental capacities…

-The unique relationship between something called “L-Theanine” and nerve growth factor…

-Why a healthy brain is different than a healthy body…

-How to keep your brain from degrading as you age…

-Eating to support the brain…

-And even the single secret “brain-boosting” supplement that the world's leading brain expert takes on a daily basis (click here to get your hands on some!)

If you enjoy this interview with Dr. Taylor, you'll also want to check out her books, which are full of even more practical information. The one I mention during the interview is called “Brain Waves”. You can click here for a list of all Arlene Taylor's books that are currently available on Amazon, including “Age-Proofing Your Brain” and “Organizing for Your Brain Type”. Learn proven methods to keep your brain from aging and make you smarter!

Research Review:

The brand new Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research has hit the shelves, and in this podcast, Ben talks about the practical information gleaned from studies that investigate:

-Breathing frequency and inspiratory muscle fatigue during freestyle swimming…

-Plyometric exercise and muscle fatigue…

-What happens to power:weight ratio when cyclists combine weight loss with hard training…

-Effect of sugar-free Red Bull on run time to exhaustion…

-The effect of carbohydrate ingestion during 60-90 minutes of exercise…

Listener Q&A:

-Listener Andrew asks: “I was hoping you could clear up some confusion I have about caffeine.  Currently, I avoid caffeine at all costs.  I consume no caffeine whatsoever. My question is if caffeine can be a part of a good nutrition plan.  Would it be okay (or perhaps even beneficial) to have a cup of coffee each day?  Or perhaps to begin drinking green tea?  What is your opinion on the FRS energy products and the caffeine they contain?  I've heard glowing reviews of that product line, even from Lance Armstrong himself.” Click here to listen to the podcast where Ben Greenfield talks about Quercetin in FRS Energy Drinks OR… Click here for the podcast with Ben's general overview of FRS Energy Drinks.

-Listener Amie asks: “I'd like to see if you could clarify some information I have been hearing.  Set me straight in other words.  So, I have heard that if your blood sugar level is between 70-90 before you exercise you will burn more fat.  That is apparently an optimal level for burning the most fat.  Can you confirm whether what I am hearing is true or false?  Also, I am told you are supposed to check your blood sugar level 20 minutes prior to exercise.”

-Listener Sue calls in with a question about being busy working 14 hour days, not having enough time to eat vegetables, and “putting her salads in the blender”! Click here for one of the liquid vegetable supplements “Enerprime” that I recommend to Sue.enerprime_lg

-Listener Wayne asks:

“I am shooting to go 9:40 or lower at Arizona, and am going to do some intense training for it.  My question is should I hit the gym again during the summer for strength training, etc?  I tend the think the answer is “yes”.  I am currently sitting right around race weight (176, down from 190 12 weeks ago, something i am going to try to do a better job of in the “offseason”, but lifting weights tends to make me put the weight back on).  I have Lake Stevens and a couple sprints coming up, too.”

In my response to Wayne, I reference…

“Ben Greenfield’s Top 12 Resistance Training Routines for Triathletes” – Easy to understand 20 page manual with complete instructions and guides to cutting-edge strength training programs for multi-sport athletes. The identical routines that Ben Greenfield uses in his triathlon training, adapted for all experiences and fitness levels, and packaged in an easy to use and instantly downloadable format. Includes detailed high-quality video instruction and workout demonstrations. Over 12 hours of personal training instruction from Ben Greenfield valued at over $1794.00, now retails for $19.95. Receive automatic $5 discount with coupon code “bengreenfieldfitness”. Click here to visit the book’s website & get your copy today!

Do you have a question? Remember, you can now ask your questions via *audio* to me via the free Skype software by simply “Skyping” me at username “pacificfit“. You can also call toll free to 1-877-209-9439 and leave a voicemail for Ben Greenfield. New giveaway: Free copy of the “100 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism” Exercise DVD to the person who posts the best question for the next podcast OR leaves their question or comment to this blog post!

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Special Announcements:

1. Over at ironmantalk.com, the hosts were discussing the rash of recent heart problems and cardiac related deaths among triathletes, most notably including Steve Larsen (died of heart attack while training) and Torborn Sindballe (ended career due to heart malfunction). It is still my strong belief that the recent interview with Dr. Mark Sircus, which you can find here, is a strong indicator that magnesium deficiencies are one of the leading causes of heart attacks and cardiac problems, especially in mineral-stripped endurance athletes. I highly recommend you listen to this eye-opening interview if you haven't yet, which will teach you exactly how you can avoid magnesium deficiency related heart issues during exercise.

2. Click here for the brand new video page where Ben Greenfield answers your top questions about fat loss, nutrition and human performance, including:

1. Are calories ALL that count?

2. Why am I ALWAYS tired?benvideoquestion

3. Does *running* or *walking* burn more calories?

4. What *gym machines* burn the most calories?

5. Can a high-fat diet ACTUALLY help you lose weight?

6. How do Nutrisystem, South Beach and Weight Watchers work?

7. What are the *top three* supplements for fat loss?

8. What body weight exercise burns the most calories?

9. What is the #1 way to motivate yourself to exercise?

10. Exactly how long does it take to lose 10 POUNDS?

3. You may remember that in 2009, I began training the girl who had tried everything for fat loss (32 year old stay-at-home mom who has already tried Slimfast, Atkins, Herbalife, Body for Life, interval training, personal training, detox, low-fat diet, horseback riding, Slim in 6, a home treadmill and elliptical, mini-trampoline, gym membership, cleanses, Weight Watchers, hoodia, green tea, calorie counting, walking, hiking, Tai-bo, Wii fit, Denise Austin, bands, exercise balls, yoga and Lean for Life). During this episode, I talk about our new strategy – the HCG diet for fat loss. Just e-mail [email protected], visit https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/hcgto learn more about this, or follow her story by clicking here.

4. At that same time in 2009, I began training a 55 year old man who wanted to become as lean and ripped as possible, while also wanting to gain optimum health and energy for his incredibly busy career as a public speaker and expert adviser. He is doing fantastic! Follow his story and see his incredible transformation by clicking here.

5. Only 13 days left in the 63 Day Fat Loss challenge using a copy of my book, “Shape21”. You’re not going to want to miss the action over at the Shape21 Lean Body Challenge website. There are photos, videos, and much, much more. How much fat can the human body lose in 63 days?Justclick here to see photos and videosand read the latest testimonials from participants.

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