A Day In The Life Of Ben Greenfield: Ben's Exact Morning, Afternoon & Evening Routines.
In this podcast, recorded at Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe, I got put in the hotseat for an hour by a former podcast guest of mine: . Will grilled me about every step of my day, and my exact morning, afternoon and evening routines - from sleeping to pooping to sex and more. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Ben first got involved with performance and fitness [5:00] Always had a desire to teach; consummate learner Write for kids magazines, teach what he learned to other kids Love for nature immersion and movement Constitutional assessment labeled him as a mover Began playing tennis at age 14 This began the search for optimizing his game, which led to a focus on exercise, nutrition, etc. Endurance sports are more appealing due to the importance of physiology, nutrition, etc. -Ben's morning routine [9:20] One thing grateful for One truth One person to pray for, help, serve Read for 15 minutes Book: by Ryan Holiday Wash face with an Oil pulling for the mouth (it's an oil pulling brand) Make coffee coffee maker Spend 15 minutes taking care of body - self love 20-30 minutes Morning reading: Twitter, research digests, emails Learning vs. reacting/responding No creating at this point Giant glass of water w/ hydrogen tablets tablets Off to the toilet, take care of business once a week Two types of activity per day: Full workout (high intensity interval training) Light workout: walk in the sun, a swim -What Ben thinks is underrated when it comes to fitness [20:45] Minimal effective dose of training Time under tension vs. sets and reps machine Focus on mindfulness and breath at the gym No phones Exercise your spirit as well as the body -Thoughts on breath work through the nose [24:00] Breathing through the nose increases Co2 levels Focus on the exhale, should last slightly longer than the inhale Book: by Patrick McKeown Exhaling through the nose humidifies the air Exercises the diaphragm Regulates the sympathetic system Meditation: Be driven by your prana (life force) -Ben's mid-morning routine [27:30] Family meeting, planning future activities 9:30 eat a morning superfood smoothie -A typical day at the office [32:45] Beginning at 10 am, hyper-focused on tasks for the day (podcasts, articles, consults, etc.) Book: by Cal Newport Non-reactive work Reactive work can wait (emails, small tasks) Brain enhancement supplements: (BEN10 to save 10%) -What Ben Greenfield eats [36:00] Hunt white tail deer, elk, turkey, with a bow and arrow magazine podcast Nose to tail in the morning, in the evening -Mid-afternoon routine [38:20] Have lunch around 3 pm Take a nap 20-40 minutes 2-3 more hours of work (small tasks: emails) No coffee after noon for a cognitive pick-me-up Hard workout (if not in the morning) -Evening routine [42:30] Belongs entirely to family Family dinner, games Play music: piano, guitar Read, review gratitude journals -Getting ready for bed [43:45] (close to fire light) no blue light red and clear blue light blocking glasses Reading, chatting w/ wife No TV in the bedroom Supplements used: 60 mg of melatonin 4-7-8 breathing -Under the radar hacks to improve your life [49:45] Sunlight exposure first thing in the day glasses (use BGF30 for $30 off of your purchase) (use BEN20 for 20% off) at night Self-quantification (use BEN for a $30 discount) Test for inflammation and blood glucose blood continuous glucose monitor -And much more... 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