Episode 218 – Ben Greenfield


Performance Menu: Journal of Health & Athletic Excellence

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Featuring guest: Ben Greenfield





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  1. Ian F
    April 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Interesting podcast, its about time to get someone on the show that has more of an endurance background. I appreciated listening to his thoughts on low-carb and endurance. I took 40 min off a marathon time by simply eating higher fat, lower carb on on my long training runs not taking in gels but using VESPA instead. I didn’t realize that being fat-adapted is very advantageous not only for long-term health but for making gains for beginner to intermediate athletes.

    • Robb Wolf
      April 2, 2014 at 11:46 am

      Ben is great! Endurance athletics are definitely NOT in my wheelhouse, so great to have him on. Still trying to figure out how to make this work for jits!

  2. Martin
    April 7, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Very interesting.. I am looking forward to Jeff Volek’s publication based on the study, but also Ben’s blog post.

    Robb, I’ve been wondering if you yourself ever seriously tried… Kiefer’s backloading or carb nite protocol?

    I mean, you mention trying different variants of a keto diet with and without cycling carbs. But what Kiefer is advocating is a bit different from just throwing in some carbs pre and/or post workout throughout the day. I’ve recently listened to both of your interviews with Kiefer and being myself on a strict keto diet and quite happy with my performance (no Brasilianm ju-jitsu ;-)), I am quite intrigued by the effects of staying low-carb high-fat and only spiking my insuline periodically in the evening followed by a carb refeed.

  3. Henry Duran
    April 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Ben,

    I’m in the Davis area and am interested in participating in Volek’s ketogenic diet studies. I am someone who has years eating ketogenic on and off.

    I am especially interested in studies involving formerly obese participants.

    Would there be someone I can get in touch with?


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