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Last December, my friend Kusha Karvandi was at my house for an annual entrepreneurial mastermind I host. On the last day of the mastermind, he whisked me away into my basement gym and showed me how to strap on some special bands he had created called “BFR” bands.
Kusha then led me through an extremely unique workout designed to enhance things like my neural function, lactic acid tolerance and growth hormone release – all while wearing tight bands that restricted blood flow to my arms and my legs.
But Kusha isn't just a masochistic trainer who cuts off blood flow to your limbs and has you do barbell squats. He's also wicked smart. He has over 20 nationally-recognized certifications, and a unique specialty in neuroscience, giving him an ability to transform his clients unlike most coaches I've met in the fitness industry.
During our fascination discussion, you'll discover:
-Why you'd want to strap bands around your arms and legs, and how exactly blood flow restriction training works…[2:57]
-What happens to your growth hormone and testosterone levels when you do occlusion training…[8:24]
-Whether you have to do a specific number of sets and reps…[12:25 ]
-How this is any different than Kaatsu training…[14:00]
-The Vasper machine that combines ice, compression and high-intensity training…[20:10]
-The weird cross-body band stuff Kusha did with me to warm me up prior to the workout…[26:30]
-Kusha's top exercises for training the eyes and nervous system…[31:25]
-Why Kusha likes Brainsway Deep TMS therapy, also known as Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation…[38:35]
-How the special strobe goggles that Steph Curry wears actually work…[36:25]
-Kusha's fast and free biohack to increase strength in 60 seconds…[41:20]
-The top exercises and techniques for decreasing reaction time and increasing muscle firing speed…[45:00]
-Since sleep has a lot to do with neural function, Kusha's top sleep hacks or sleep tips…[50:00]
-And much more…
Resource from this episode:
–Kusha's BFR Bands (use promo code BEN20 for 20% off)
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kusha or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
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