Discover little-known nutrition and lifestyle tactics with Beyond Training!
What problems does Beyond Training solve?
Ironically, many people who appear to be fit and healthy on the outside struggle with health and lifestyle issues like insomnia, gas, bloating, low libido, aging too fast, injuries, performance plateaus, brain fog, and a basic lack of time for their career, family, and friends. So, this book supplies a step-by-step guide to eliminating all these issues and helping you get the most out of life while still achieving amazing feats of physical performance.
Who is Beyond Training for?
Beyond Training is for men and women who have made it out of couch potato mode and are ready to take things to the next level, whether that means shedding those last few extra pounds, finishing a 5K, or even crossing the finish line of an Ironman triathlon. Everyone from the casual exerciser to the weightlifter, CrossFitter, obstacle racer, marathoner, mountaineer, triathlete, swimmer, cyclist, runner, and biohacker will glean tons of knowledge and life-changing advice from this book.
What will Beyond Training do for you?
Beyond Training educates and entertains with underground training, nutrition, and lifestyle tactics that mean no guesswork, less confusion about what to eat, and elimination of workout frustrations so you can have more time and make more money, experience fewer frustrating health issues, have complete confidence that you are training the right way, and rid yourself of notorious body trouble spots, nagging injuries, and stubborn body fat.
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This book contains a huge wealth of information, with even more detailed resources on Bens website. I've studied this field for some years, and I can honestly say most of the information and advice here seems pretty accurate and up to date. There may be parts you disagree with, as I did, but even then, there's many opportunities to research further. There's probably to much advice to implement in your own life, but there's enough to change your habits and your health for the better even if you implemented just 10% of the advice.
Overall I found this informative, interesting, inspiring and motivational. My best purchase for some time.
Something about myself
Got fed up of him promoting his website and his incessant use if the phrase "bio-hack" had me feeling nauseous.
I'm sure there are some useful tips and tricks but I couldn't be bothered to sift through the magic beans and snake oil to find them.
Some of the information in this book was interesting but over the top ideas. If you have a lot of money to throw away then buy this book. As the advice is mostly to do with V02max testing, machines that simulate high altitude training DNA testing. As for his nutrition advice i wouldn't take it.. The guy has no idea what he is talking about. This book is him selling mostly himself and his products.
A comprehensive look in to exercise and life physiology, delves in to areas not commonly covered by other training guides. I've definitely changed my approach to life since reading this, and at 49 years old I'm now looking forward to a faster, fitter, happier, less stressed second half century. The almost conversational narration (by the author) adds belief to the authenticity of the content - Excellent
This is, without a doubt the best book on training I have ever listened to (or read) Greenfield breaks the science of optimised performance down into practical implementable terms and frames them with his own perspective on longevity and quality of life. I can't recommend this book enough
This book is probably the most comprehensive guide for triathletes, however I'm an average gym enthusiast so some of the chapters I did not find applicable. What I did enjoy about the book is the variety of chapters, all the information is based on research, and there is tonnes of information and additional resources. If you like geeking out on science and technology and the latest developments on health and well being then you won't be disappointed with this book. A key message of the book is to train smart rather than beat up your body with excessive training and take care of yourself.
"Could not be more thorough! "
This has to be the most complete health and fitness book ever written. Great stuff but can be a bit overwhelming. It should probably be approached as a reference book. Listening straight through gives you the impression that you could never do all these things. Just too many fixes that sound like snakeoil.
"Not worth the time"
Ben puts in a big effort. but this book gives ideas that the common person isn't going to try because we don't have disposable income for gadgets that might or might not work. Ben simply is marketing an industry and tries to push the reader into buying ideas and products to build an industry. Pass on the book. all info is available free on Web youtube. he is just pushing his products too. He is trying to copy others Dave Asbrey Bulletproof by trying to create a market and capitalize on it. These guys are trying to sell stuff.
"packed with information"
I would read this several times over due to the density of information. The online resources go far to synthesise the concepts into a shorter simpler form.
"Beyond training book is overflowing with amazing information"
Ben Greenfield hit the nail on the head with his book Beyond Training. If you're an athlete / coach or both this book is a must read. What you can expect to fine is a completed road map to amazing life, love, athletic, human body, time sucks, nutritional and many more amazing fact and hacks that apply to every day life you'll learn how to train smarter not harder the Ben Greenfield way. Coach Cottle
"The book I have been looking for for the past year!"
After a year of listening to many different Podcasts daily this book has summed up about 90% of what I have learned about health and fitness. I really enjoyed having the author narrate it also!
"Extreme Fitness by Working Out Smarter, Not Harder"
Balanced, scientific approach to workouts, nutrition, recovery, sleep, and lifestyle. This book literally changed the way I approached fitness. Solid, actionable information.
Reclaim your fitness without giving up your life.
"One of a kind!"
Ben is a mastermind when it comes to training, health, mind and body. Anyone who enjoys exercise and ideally wants to remain healthy should buy this book. He is a genius!
"content ok, but lots of jargon. Tim Ferris like"
was seeking guidance on calculating and timing diet and efforts during training. What I got was the 4 hour work week for endurance training. I didn't get what I wanted. there are many references to other products that will do this. lots of jargon. it is difficult to not throw the baby out with the bathwater as there is so much bathwater! I expected better from a PhD but I guess he's got to make money too?
"From a guy who wants to go Beyond Training:"
I really enjoyed the split time between science and nuts and bolts of not just the fitness hacks, but biological effects and life hacks Greenfield offers up in this book. It really goes deep down the rabbit hole.
Greenfield may come across as a bit too smartassed for some, but I like it. There's dry humor with some of what he says and a few dad jokes. But he gets the 'weekend warrior' and the recreational athlete in a way that not many in this genre of writing does.
The section I got a lot out of were the sleep hacks and workout hacks. Also the nutrition ideas and explanations were very thorough and informative.
"Solid content, as always"
Ben's expertise really shines through in this book. His podcasts are great, too, oftentimes spotlighting a variety of methods when it comes to health, but rarely do you get to hear Ben's own recommendation. That's where this book comes in. You'll hear best practices from a true expert.
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