On this solo episode, I walk you through the tools that are – in my opinion – prerequisites in becoming a peak performer.
Listen to hear what I do with the top-level athletes I am coaching, what I learnt through my own pro bodybuilding career, and what the incredible guests and experts that we’ve had on this podcast have taught me.
Please look at the timestamps below for the extensive list of topics covered on today’s show.
Ryan Smith: M.I. Episode 164 – Epigenetic Aging and Aging Backwards
Dr. Jay Wiles: M.I. Episode 162 – A Deep Dive on HRV
Dr. Andrew Huberman: M.I. Episode 74 – Understand How Your Brain Works
Patrick McKeown: M.I. Episode 161 – The Power of your Breath
and M.I. Episode 23: Relieving Stress, Improving Cognitive Function, and Increasing Performance Through Breath
Brian Mackenzie: M.I. Episode 60: The Art of Breath and Human Performance
James Nestor: M.I. Episode 136: The Physiology of Breath, and It’s Life-Changing Effects
[0:22] Today’s topic
[2:00] My own experience as a high-level athlete
[3:00] Looking at the body as a whole
[5:00] What determines your ceiling?
[6:05] Start creating a checklist.
[7:00] Start testing!
[8:10] Look at objective data.
[9:10] Genetic data
[9:45] Stop guessing.
[10:06] Measure your HRV.
[11:55] How to choose your recovery modalities.
[14:05] Train your aerobic system.
[16:36] Energy production
[17:44] Breath work
[20:55] CNS & central fatigue
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[24:00] Cellular health & organic acid test
[25:05] Movement & mastering your skill
[29:00] What to do when progress stalls.
[30:50] Control your mind.
[35:00] Intentional discomfort
[36:50] Detriments to the high-performance mindset
[38:12] Measure your progress.
[39:09] Projects Ben is currently working on
[40:00] The book Ben is reading
[40:30] The podcasts Ben listens to
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