How To Train And Hydrate Like A Super Athlete – with Ben Greenfield

We cover a lot of ground in this interview with New York Times bestseller and training expert Ben Greenfield.  We’ll talk salt with Ben as well as how to compete and train at a very high level.

We start off talking about Ancestral living. What does it mean to have better exercise and eating habits that look more like our ancestors rather than hanging out in a health club surrounded by electronics and a regimented environment? Through some simple testing we can find out who we are and what those “ancestral” habits looked like.

Ben shares his thoughts on testing and what might be a good place to start and how to go about getting those.

We talk about smart drugs. How Ben tests them and how you can do it yourself. We hear Ben’s opinions on these and some thoughts on how often you should use them and in what scenario.


Ben shares a story of how salt helped him to stop cramping and continue on with a race. Now you know – Salt can help with muscle cramps.

And the importance of salt before competition and training. Ben talks about how his diet changes and what the most important keys are to helping your body maintain a high level of efficiency.

Talking Salt with Ben Greenfield

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Author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training“, Ben Greenfield’s balanced approach to fitness, nutrition and health comes from his extensive experience in the fitness and wellness industry as one of the country’s leading personal trainers and wellness consultants. In 2008, Ben was nominated by the NSCA as America’s top personal trainer, and in 2013, Ben was voted as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness.


Ben coaches and trains individuals for general health, longevity, weight loss, lean muscle gain, holistic wellness, and sports performance, both from his physical location in Spokane, Washington and Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho as well as all over the world via online training and consulting.


As a public speaker on fitness, nutrition, and training, Ben hosts several top ranked fitness and health podcasts in iTunes, including the Get-Fit Guy, the BenGreenfieldFitness show and the Obstacle Dominator. Ben speaks around the world and in addition to presenting multi-day conferences in global hotspots such as Dubai, London, and Thailand, he has been a keynote lecturer at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships Medical Conference, the Coeur D’ Alene Ironman Medical Conference, USAT Art & Science of Coaching Symposium, Can-Fit-Pro Conference, Pilgrim’s Wellness Center Education Series, Fleet Feet Sports Endurance Sports Clinic, Concordia University, REI Nutrition Clinics, PaleoFX and the Ancestral Health Symposium.

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