Tim Ferriss – Episode 159

Performance Menu: Journal of Health & Athletic Excellence

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Features guest Tim Ferriss


Check out the book, I think folks will like it. ALSO! Check out Axis of Awesome. You will love them, Tim and I talked about them a bit.

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  1. MJD says

    And to think I almost didn’t listen to this! (My only exposure to Tim has been the 4 hour body…I was prepared for an hour interview on exercise!) Thank you Tim and Robb for the wonderful reminder to embrace our humanness! My challenge is setting this example for my children. It is a constant effort for me to keep one foot out of the rat race long enough to breathe and teach them something besides, “hurry up and eat so you’re not late for school!” I want to be able to teach them the importance of slowing down; the importance of our intimate connection with our food and nature.

  2. Niki says

    If one uses the pine pollen as a testosterone supplement will it have any negative side effects. My blood work shows low levels and I have been scared to use the topical creams that my OBGYN suggested. I’m only 33 and don’t want to have to use the creams for the rest of my life.

    • Darel says

      Hi Niki,

      pine pollen doesn’t really have any serious side effects. Only people who are allergic to nuts or pine trees should take caution and start with low dosage.


  3. Mike says

    I likewise would not be inclined to buy a cookbook, but when I saw the kindle edition was only $5, I bought it. So far, I’m about 28 pages in so too soon to review, but I like the premise as described in the podcast.


  4. Bryan says

    I like Tim’s ideas on motivation but I think a person should be motivated by good science (which shows which methods best impact the 80/20 principle). Randomized controlled trails that fix variables are great ways to isolate what “works” and what doesn’t. I then pursue what “works” from these trial and the results speak for themselves. Mat LaLonde and Chris Kresser are excellent scientists in this regard. Tim has a sketchy scientific comprehension. The results end up being my motivation to continue to pursue optimizing health as I begin to kick ass in other areas of life. Instilling this initial desire takes time and many don’t seem to have it. It is worthwhile but I think it is more innate to the person than one might think. Unfortunately, the rest of the world is a largely an ignorant mass who doesn’t have the time or ability to change . We can provide the information to them on what “works” and it will be up to them to find the motivation to execute. That is my general outtake on life.

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