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Jun 26, 2014

June 25, 2014 Podcast: What's The Healthiest Way To Tan, How To Biohack Getting Ripped, The Best Exercise To Get Fat Adapted, Can You Get Fitter Without Exercising, Does Zone 1 Training Affect Recovery, Can Electrical Stimulation Help Bones Heal Faster?

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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Skywalker Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick and Audio Ninja.

What's The Healthiest Way To Tan

Celia asks: She stopped tanning in the sun about 10 years ago because of all the sun spots she was getting on her chest, arms and legs. She uses sun screen while running and gardening but would really like to look tanned again. Do you know what the safest way to chemically tan is? Spray on at a shop or any of the over the counter products?

How To Biohack Getting Ripped

Handsome asks: If you were preparing for a 1-2 day photo shoot, what would you do in preparation? He wants to look as lean and awesome as possible. Would you do a carb depletion and repletion in the week leading up to it? What would the training look like? Then, after the shoot, what would you do to make sure you continue looking as good as possible for as long as possible?

In my response I recommend: -CreO2 Creatine (use 50% discount code MSTBG09)

The Best Exercise To Get Fat Adapted

Patrick asks: You have mentioned that becoming truly fat adapted for exercise takes 6 months. Is this only effected by diet or does specific types of training play a part as well? He background is strength and power (college offensive lineman) and is starting SealFit training.


Can You Get Fitter Without Exercising?

Dom asks: Can cold thermogenesis and a ketogenic diet alone improve one's stroke volume and heart rate or does it have to be combined with some kind of exercise to reap the benefits?


Does Zone 1 Training Affect Recovery?

Blake asks: He is following the Beyond Training - Ancestral Minimal Ironman training plan included with the book and is wondering how riding his bike everyday, pulling children, in Zone 1 will effect the training plan?

In my response I recommend: -Weehoo bike trainer

Can Electrical Stimulation Help Bones Heal Faster?

Davey Navy asks: He was playing soccer and someone came in a broke the fibula bone in his ankle. He is recovering well but is ready to introduce some e-stim to his healing protocol. He noticed there are some cheaper ones at the drug store (like Omron) and is wondering how they stack up against the others.

In my response I recommend: -EarthPulse PEMF -MarcPro ($32 discount at with discount code "Ben")


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