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Nov 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017 Podcast: 375 - How To Heal Fascia Faster, Everything You Need To Know About Supercompensation, Amino Acids In Supplements Vs. Foods, How To Mentally Recover From Hard Training, and Free And Easy Recovery Biohacks. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page.

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Listener Q&A: [34:45]

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

How To Heal Fascia Faster

Piotr says: What would you recommend for recovering from a fascial injury? Would you recommend peptides or something else?

In my response, I recommend: -Core Foundation by Eric Goodman -Becoming A Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett -My article BPC-157 -Flexpulse PEMF -Marcpro EMS -Magnesium lotion

Everything You Need To Know About Supercompensation

Jen wrote: How far down into the “red” do you allow yourself to go with HRV? As a cyclist, I follow my coach’s periodized training program- weekly, monthly, seasonally… (I race crits most weekends from April until July). So often I will have a hard week of workouts where I don’t fully recover, followed by a lighter week where I might be recovered the entire week. I don’t like how I feel when I see that I am only 21 or 25% recovered, and I worry that I am doing some damage. I don’t get sick but I do feel extreme fatigue sometimes, which requires extra recovery methods. I guess I always wonder if this makes me a better athlete, or just increases the need to recover-know what I mean?

In my response, I recommend: -NatureBeat HRV -Oura

Amino Acids In Supplements Vs. Foods

Caleb says: In terms of the recovery benefits, what is the difference between pill amino acids, powder amino acids and naturally taken in amino acids - like food?

In my response, I recommend: -Kion Aminos -My podcast on amino acid utilization with Dr. Minkoff

How To Mentally Recover From Hard Training

Elaina wrote:  I'd really like to delve into understanding the recovery of self-esteem, particularly when placing expectations on oneself to perform and train when the body is ready but the mind throws a load of negatives. As an athlete and as part of a team it was easy to recover quicker as camaraderie and sharing of muscle pain seemed to overcome it psychologically. Now with family commitments and in an industry of helping others it becomes mentally draining to then recover for my next training session.

In my response, I recommend: -Book: The Brave Athlete: Calm The F*ck Down

Free And Easy Recovery Biohacks

Jeff wrote:  What are your top 5 free or least expensive recovery musts.

In my response, I recommend: -Cold showers (I cite this new study on cold water immersion) -Intermittent fasting -Sun bathing -JOOVV light -Walking barefoot on ground -Earthrunners -Earthpulse -Flexpulse -Deep sleep cycles -NatureCBD -Sleep Remedy -Passionflower Extract -Acupressure Mat -Kava -Blue Light Blockers -SleepStream App (use pink noise) -tDCS (e.g. Halo)

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