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Ben Greenfield - Navigating the Frontier of Superhuman Optimisation


In the ever-evolving landscape of health and fitness, Ben Greenfield emerges as a beacon of innovation and exploration. As a biohacker, fitness expert, and wellness authority, Greenfield has dedicated his career to unravelling the mysteries of human optimisation. This London Real episode delves into the multifaceted career, pioneering endeavours, and the profound impact Ben Greenfield has had on reshaping the narrative of health and well-being.

From an early age, Ben Greenfield exhibited a profound passion for physical fitness and performance. Growing up in rural Idaho, he engaged in various sports, laying the groundwork for a journey that would ultimately redefine the boundaries of human potential. Greenfield’s athletic pursuits encompassed a wide spectrum, ranging from tennis and water polo to bodybuilding, providing him with a diverse foundation for his future ambitions.

Ben Greenfield’s trajectory took a significant turn when he delved into the world of endurance sports, particularly triathlons and Ironman competitions. This marked the beginning of a relentless pursuit of excellence and a deep curiosity about the intricacies of human physiology. The challenges posed by endurance sports sparked Greenfield’s fascination with optimising the body for peak performance, setting the stage for his exploration of biohacking.

At the core of Ben Greenfield’s approach is the philosophy of biohacking: the art and science of optimising one’s biology for enhanced performance and well-being. Greenfield is a fervent advocate of self-experimentation, fearlessly testing various biohacking techniques on himself to unravel the secrets of peak human performance. From intermittent fasting to neurofeedback training, his journey is marked by a relentless quest for knowledge and the application of cutting-edge strategies.

Ben Greenfield’s commitment to sharing his discoveries and insights with a global audience is evident in his prolific career as an author and thought leader. His books, including “Boundless” and “Beyond Training,” serve as comprehensive guides to achieving optimal health, fitness, and longevity. Through his writing, Greenfield distils complex scientific concepts into accessible, actionable information, empowering readers to take control of their well-being.

As the host of the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast, Greenfield extends his reach to millions of listeners seeking expert advice on health, fitness, and biohacking. His engaging conversations with leading experts, thought-provoking solo episodes, and in-depth explorations of emerging trends contribute to the podcast’s reputation as a go-to resource for cutting-edge health information.

Ben Greenfield’s entrepreneurial spirit is exemplified by the founding of Kion, a health and wellness company committed to providing clean, science-backed supplements and functional foods. The brand reflects Greenfield’s dedication to transparency, quality, and innovation in the wellness industry. Through Kion, he continues to pioneer products that align with his vision of holistic human optimisation.

Beyond the physical aspects of health, Ben Greenfield emphasises the importance of mindfulness and spiritual well-being in his holistic approach. Recognising the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit, he advocates for practices such as meditation, breathwork, and grounding to foster a comprehensive sense of well-being.

Community Building and Impact:Ben Greenfield’s influence extends beyond individual transformations; he actively cultivates a sense of community and connection. Through online platforms, workshops, and events, he creates spaces for like-minded individuals to share their journeys, discoveries, and challenges. Greenfield’s commitment to building a supportive community underscores his belief in the collective power of individuals striving for optimal health.

Ben Greenfield stands as a trailblazer navigating the frontiers of human optimization, reshaping the dialogue around health, fitness, and well-being. His journey, marked by curiosity, self-experimentation, and a commitment to empowering others, has redefined the possibilities of human potential. As a biohacker, author, entrepreneur, and community builder, Greenfield continues to inspire and guide individuals on their quests for boundless health and vitality, leaving an indelible mark on the ever-expanding landscape of human optimisation.


00:00 | Trailer
02:34 Thoughts on the episode
40 Brian’s introduction
05:43 Natural living combined with biohacking life, but careful with the electrical, wi-fi and Bluetooth components
13:44 Ben the body builder and Ironman, big distinction between performance and health
21:48 How Ben consumes carbohydrates, wine and coffee
28:46 Wine as cognitive enhancement and creativity
34:30 Positives and negatives of Tetrahydrocannabinol
38:08 Empowering children to make their own informed decisions
42:50 The Iron Man Championship he quit and the World’s Toughest Mudder in Texas when again he felt he failed
55:42 What Psilocybin revealed to him
1:00:32 The time to create a big globally recognisable brand
1:04:32 Morning routine
1:09:03 Ben’s cold water exercising and caution required
1:20:24 The fascination for hardcore challenges
1:23:21 Ben’s views on social media
1:28:54 Why and how Ben hunts wild animals
1:34:38 Primal urge to fight
1:37:49 Success Secrets
1:38:24 Participating in Navy SEAL Buds training for civilians and what was even worse
1:44:45 Advice to the 20 year old Ben Greenfield
1:47:32 Best advice ever received
1:49:41 Advice to a 20 year old who wants to develop himself like Ben
Ben Greenfield Links:Ben Greenfield websiteBen Greenfield on TwitterBen Greenfield on YouTubeBen Greenfield on FacebookBen Greenfield on InstagramBen Greenfield previously on London RealBooks by Ben Greenfield:https://www
uk/Ben-Greenfield/e/B002LVJACATopics discussed:BiohackingIronman TriathlonObstacle Course RacingCilantroPulsed Electromagnetic Field TherapyGround matFaraday CageBinaural beatsfluxBroscienceKetosisDragon DictationTHCCBDWorld’s Toughest MudderPsilocybinKundalini YogaFreedivingIn DeepMammalian Diving ReflexVagus Nerve StimulationThe Altitude CentreRise of the SufferfestsFight ClubReclaiming ConversationDesk BoundThai KickboxingNavy SEAL Style Training for CiviliansPeople mentioned in this episode:Tim FerrissMike DolceDorian YatesWim HofJoshua WaitzkinGary VaynerchukKelly StarrettSimon SinekDan HardyDaniel AmenJocko WillinkMark DivineJoe de Senasumming up.


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