The Hardest Hike In America, How To Train & Eat For Altitude, Dangerous Ingredients In Supplements & More With Craig Dinkel of Biotropic Labs.

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In the podcast episode “Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More” I interviewed athlete and supplement designer Craig Dinkel about a special blood oxygenating formula called “Biotropic”.

After that interview, I received an onslaught of questions about everything from grass-fed liver anhydrate to cordyceps senesis to hidden benefits of beetroots, the detoxification properties of algae, whether it’s really true you can get all the benefits of blood doping without actually blood doping and more.

So Craig came back to answer those questions in “Recovery For Aging Athletes, Cross-Patterning, A New Kind Of High Intensity Interval Training, An Oxygen Boosting Supplement Called “Oxcia” & More!”,

Then appeared once again in an episode on “How To Legally Dope Your Blood“.

And, yes folks, once more in A Potent Pre-Sauna Stack, How To Cleanse Your Blood Before Bed, 700%+ Endurance Increases, The Best Supplements For Altitude Performance & Much More

Today’s Craig’s back for a fifth time. He’s taking on one of the hardest hikes in America, the Sierra High Route and doing it solo, in August.  It’s an off the grid, roughly 200-mile difficult hike at altitude, between 9,000 and 12,000ft, with huge elevation gain and loss every day, along with zero trails, navigating solely via map and compass.  It’s quite serious and rough.

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In this episode, you’ll hear:

Ben’s new breakfast bone broth concoction he’s been making in the mornings…5:00

-The difference between getting attacked by a black bear and grizzly bear…16:00

-What Craig is doing to prepare for his hike, and why it’s better to go into an event 10% undertrained vs. 1% overtrained…30:45

-Whether you need to worry about the following ingredients in your supplements…44:00
1) Calcium Carbonate
2) Dicalcium Phosphate
3) Microcrystalline Cellulose
4) Stearic Acid
5) Croscarmellose Sodium
6) Silicon Dioxide
7) Pharmaceutical Glaze

-The exercise machine that Lebron James and the rest of Hollywood swears by…59:00

-How to train your ankles without actually running downhill (and the one tendon to address if you have tight or injured ankles)…1:02:00

-And much more!

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Resources from this episode:

-Ben’s breakfast: Kettle & Fire bone broth blended with 1 teaspoon Ant Extract, 1 teaspoon Organic Maca, 1 dropperful Omica Organic Stevia, and three capsules each of Oxcia, Chlorella and AFA from Biotropic Labs.

Organic macadamia nuts

EnergyBits spirulina and chlorella tablets

Organic plantain chips

The Oura ring

NordicTrack Incline Trainer

Versaclimber

The Fluid Stance

The book “Barefoot Strong” by Emily Splichal (and my interview with her)

The Biotropic website for all Craig’s supplements (use code ben to get 20% discount)

Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More.

Recovery For Aging Athletes, Cross-Patterning, A New Kind Of High Intensity Interval Training, An Oxygen Boosting Supplement Called “Oxcia” & More!

How To Legally Dope Your Blood (Without Actually Taking Illegal Drugs).

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7 thoughts on “The Hardest Hike In America, How To Train & Eat For Altitude, Dangerous Ingredients In Supplements & More With Craig Dinkel of Biotropic Labs.

  1. Jody says:

    Ben, you aren’t on Spotify anymore?? Why? I tried to finish listening to this podcast via Spotify and you were gone.

  2. Patrick Russell says:

    I don’t normally post comments but….

    > I thought I heard Dinkel say his BS level has become high?
    > Oatmeal in the morning?
    > Needs to have lots of carbs to perform these types of events?

    I, personally, did not find him credible. You had to explain some of his own ingredients that he uses in his supplements. Just seems like a salesmen to me.

    Thanks,
    Patrick Russell

  3. Mark Edmundson says:

    Ben I just finished a 100 mike off trail hike in the Idaho Selkirks so this ep was great to hear! The Sierra high route is a big one that’s for sure. Will be following Craig’s progress.

  4. John Meyer says:

    gorp = “Good Ol’ Raisins & Peanuts”… probably not the best term for a trail mix someone who visits here would eat :)

  5. Phil W says:

    Ben, my wife uses D-Hist for reactions to bug bites and it works for her, you might want to try it. Sounds like you are having a histamine reaction to the bed bugs.
    https://www.orthomolecularproducts.com/natural-d-…

  6. Tyler K. says:

    My wife and I take trips to the BWCA in northern Minnesota and most people up there call their trail mix GORP. it’s actually an acronym that stands for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts…GORP

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