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You shouldn't have to train 15-20 hours a week to be competitive at Ironman.<br/><br/>Ben Greenfield has designed a 6 month training plan designed for the busy, working Ironman triathlete. This plan can be implemented at any point during the training year, and brings the beginner, intermediate, or advanced individual to the Ironman finish line in 6 months! Click here for details. <br/><br/>Also, visit the *TrainingPeaks blog* for Ben's latest article on recovery...

 

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!http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/natureleafw300h300.jpg|title=natureleafw300h300|height=169|style=border: 0pt none; margin: 5px; float: left;|alt=|width=169|class=alignleft alignnone size-medium wp-image-125|src=http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/natureleafw300h300.jpg!In this October 28, 2008 audio episode , Ben Greenfield interviews Dr. Todd Schlapfer of Coeur D' Alene Healing Arts. Dr. Todd introduces the concept of naturopathic medicine, and differences between allopathic and naturopathic, then proceeds to give concrete examples of:<br/><br/>-how active individuals can determine proper dietary protocols via specific types of testing...<br/><br/>-what the optimum nutritional philosophy should include...<br/><br/>-how to enhance recovery and muscle repair with mineral intake...<br/><br/>-why excessive protein intake can be harmful...<br/><br/>-the importance of the right type of fat, and ideal dietary sources...<br/><br/>-how chronic inflammation, an acidic body pH, performance, and health are interrelated...<br/><br/>*Click here for a link to a previous podcast on medium chain fatty acids (MUFA's), which are introduced as a healthy energy option by Dr. Todd.<br/><br/>Also in this podcast:*<br/><br/>-listener Q&A: is it possible to become stronger and aerobically fit at the same time?<br/><br/>-*how to subscribe for free *to Ben Greenfield's Shape21 Newletter, which provides a new meal plan and workout for each week!<br/><br/>*-introduction to next week's topic: *an interview with registered dietician Stacey Trogdon on What You Don't Know About Sugar.

 

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SPECIAL MID-WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT #1: Click here for a complete list of Ben Greenfield's *Six Extreme Workout Challenges. *Video record yourself completing *any of these challenges in the allotted period of time, and receive a FREE copy of *Shape21: The Complete 21 Day Lean Body Manual.*<br/><p style="text-align: left;">SPECIAL MID-WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT #2: *Podcast Discount on Fat Loss Capsule - at the end of [Podcast #18 | http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/BenGreenfieldFitness18.m4a] is a special* discount code *that automatically gives you a *ten dollar *discount on ThermoFactor! Click here to order with your discount code. </p><br/>!http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/thermo_factor.jpg|title=thermo_factor|style=border: 2px solid black; margin: 5px; float: left;|alt=|class=alignleft size-medium wp-image-123|src=http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/thermo_factor.jpg!<br/><br/>*ThermoFactor is a synergistic formula that successfully addresses major issues associated with weight gain. The ingredients provide powerful thermogenic support and help control the appetite and blood sugar balance:+<br/><br/><em>Citrus aurantium Extract (Advantra Z)<br/></em>Advantra Z is extracted from the dried immature fruit of the bitter orange. More effective than ephedrine upon thermogenesis, it increases metabolic rate without the side effects. It helps suppress appetite and increase the release of fatty acids from storage. Athletes benefit from the ability to exercise longer without exhaustion or lean tissue loss.<br/><br/>Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis): Green tea works synergistically with Advantra Z to increase thermogenesis. It is recognized as an overall health tonic containing powerful antioxidants.<br/><br/>L-Tyrosine: The amino acid L-tyrosine increases the appetite suppressing abilities of Advantra Z. It is a precursor to a number of neurotransmitters and hormones. L-tyrosine is a minor stimulant for the release of growth hormone (GH) and thus important for metabolism (including thermogenesis).<br/><br/><br/>Chromium: Insulin plays a major role in fat storage. Chromium is a trace mineral that potentiates the effects of insulin, causing less insulin to be needed. Blood sugar levels are thus stabilized, and less fat is stored. Perhaps 90% of all Americans are deficient in chromium. It helps decrease LDL, cholesterol and triglycerides, while raising the levels of desirable HDL.<br/><br/>Vanadyl Sulfate: Vanadyl sulfate mimics many of the activities of insulin. It is biologically active even in the absence of insulin. It possesses anti-catabolic properties: reducing the breakdown of muscle protein for energy. It also prevents the storage of excess carbohydrates as fat.<br/><br/>Manganese+: Manganese is another mineral that plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. It is a cofactor with many of the enzymes that affect sugar metabolism.<br/><p style="text-align: center;">Podcast Discount on Fat Loss Capsule* - at the end of *Podcast #18 is a +special** discount code +that automatically gives you a +ten dollar discount*+ on ThermoFactor! Click here to order with your discount code.


 

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Shape21: The 3 Week Lean Body Manual is a step-by-step exercise and nutrition guide designed by Ben Greenfield. The book features beginner, intermediate, and advanced level workouts, combined with a daily meal plan, grocery list, and detailed exercise instructions and photos.<br/><br/>Today's workout video is taken straight from Day 14 of this cutting-edge program. You'll notice that the workout is brief! Each Shape21 exercise session is designed to be just 20-30 minutes in length, wasting no time in maximizing fat burning and muscle toning effect.<br/><br/>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-5M1Lz5zTM<br/><br/>Intermediate Level - Perform 4x Through, rest minimally between exercises:<br/><br/>14 Lift & Press<br/>21 Jumping Jacks<br/>14 Bent Rows<br/>7 Lunge & Curl per Leg<br/>60 second Run or Bike at 100%<br/><br/>Click here to visit http://www.shape21.com today!

 

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!http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/pills20red20and20blue.jpg|title=pills20red20and20blue|height=220|alt=|width=312|class=alignleft size-medium wp-image-118|src=http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/pills20red20and20blue.jpg!<br/><br/>In this *October 12*http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/BenGreenfieldFitness17.m4a*</a><strong><a title="Podcast Episode #16" target="_blank">, 2008 podcast</a></strong>, Ben Greenfield podcasts from the Hawaii Ironman Medical Conference on the following topics:<br/><br/>-cutting-edge research on getting the most out of your cardio training<br/><br/><br/>-managing gut issues during exercise<br/><br/><br/>-proprietary methods for enhancing recovery from your workouts<br/><br/><br/>-how to achieve vast amounts of endurance in a very short period of time<br/><br/><br/>This podcast also includes a special announcement about a new "Tip of the Week" newsletter from Ben's book: "100 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism".<br/><br/>Links included in this podcast:<br/><br/>*100 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Newsletter*<br/><br/>*Article on "Eating Before Your Workout"*<br/><br/>Muscle-Trac Muscle Rolling Stick (recovery)
<br/><br/>Foam Rollers from Perform Better (recovery) <br/><br/>*Recover-Ease (proteolytic enzyme source for recovery)*<br/><br/>Ben Greenfield's Triathlon Adventures *

 

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