I first met today's podcast guest when he sent me a bottle of strange pills in the mail.
Normally, I would toss such a bottle into my pantry or garage with all the other random powders, oils, capsules, pills, lotions and creams that often show up at my house…
…but this bottle intrigued me.
Along with echinacea and beet root extract, the bottle contained a bunch of other stuff I'd never heard of.
Stuff like “Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae”. “Defatted, Vegan, Grass Fed Argentinian Liver Anhydrate”. A version of Cordyceps with the name “Sinesis”.
So I called the guy who sent it to me and asked him what it was for. It turns out that he, and this bottle, are far from normal. His name is Craig Dinkel, and on today's podcast, you'll discover:
-How Craig went from almost drowning in the pool to being one of the fastest swimmers in the world… [8:30]
-How Craig cut 7 seconds off his 100-meter time while swimming in highschool…[14:40]
-Why Craig took bee pollen and royal jelly while training for the Olympic swim team…[22:20]
-The fitness strategies Craig used to train the celebrity musicians he worked with…[25:45]
-The training Craig used to switch from swim performance to mountaineering…[49:00]
-How echinacea can increase red blood cell count just as much as the illegal performance-enhancing drug EPO…[69:26]
-The fascinating new research on the ability of beet extract to turn white storage fat into calorie-burning brown fat…[68:30]
-How high amounts of desiccated liver increased time-to-exhaustion in the lab by over 750%…[71:42]
-The rare fungal extract from larvae that can cause your body to produce ATP, even in the absence of calories…[67:00]
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
–BioTropic Blood Oxygenating supplement (use code ben to get 20% discount)
Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Craig or me? Leave your thoughts below and one of us will reply!
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