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Beyond Training

Mastering Endurance, Health, & Life
Narrated by: Ben Greenfield
Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
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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.

©2014 Victory Belt Publshing (P)2015 Ben Greenfield

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  • Ben
  • 18-05-2017

Frustrating references to numerous nonexistent websites

Great information in this story, however, half through and numerous failed attempts to check information, recipes, complex wording lead to website that I can't access.
This book is full of check this website out for further details.

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  • DP
  • 11-11-2015

The one book every serious crossfitter, triathlon or sporting enthusiast must read!

With so much information online, in books, courses, seminars, blogs and so-called experts telling us how and when to exercise, it's amazing no one has put together the sorely needed information about what to do, eat, supplement, and how to live outside of training. Ben Greenfield has filled that hole to an absolute tee. I can't recommend it more highly for scientifically validated and innovative ways to 'hack' your life beyond training.

It's for anyone and everyone who puts in 100% at the gym, in training or in sports and knows there's something missing in that current program. Whether it be recurrent illness, injury, plateau or just general lack of mojo, Greenfield addresses these and so much more.

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How Far Down The Rabbit Hole?

The audiobook is a non stop advertisement for his website & links to every chapter. I've payed my money already & don't want to be sold to ad nauseum for hours which raised my cortisol levels more than any over training. Lastly I just wish it was more succinct. Appreciate Ben is obsessed with bio hacking (he lost me at fluoride paranoia in public water) but just narrow it down not go on huge germaphobic rants - just tell me what really works what doesn't what's the best bang for your buck. Anyone writing in this space we're crying out for Biohacking on a Budget.

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True wealth of knowledge

The quantity of knowledge, helpful tips, great bio-hacks and abundant resources this book provides is truely priceless. highly recommend it

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super dense and enjoyable

this book is amazing, you will get so much out of it
but be warned if you have a history of eating disorders or obsessive compulsive related issues id stay away because ben goes into such nuance that he could send people with those issues into troubled places. if you are someone who pushes their body to the limit and wants a new way to live this could be it.

he really is a master of his field.

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Information overload... but still good!

Ben covers so much in this book, the information is quite intense! Very interesting though and great that additional resources are available to review. Well delivered and interesting.

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Full of information

Just listen to the whole book and loved the parts on recovery and making a good stock and broth. Will go back to the start and listen for anything else I might need....but yeah full of good info.

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Comprehensive but over the top

This guy knows a lot but he thinks he has the answer to everything (or that he is the answer)

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I learnt a lot from this book.

A lot of the things in this book go a bit too deep for me personally but the information is very usable even for someone like me who isn't that serious about exercise but just wants to be relatively fit and healthy.

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Thank you Ben

Ironman has always been an unlikely dream. Now I believe it's possible thanks to Ben and this book. It has changed my approach on life, health and fitness. I am implementing changes at home already to improve life for my family.

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  • Christopher A Stout
  • 14-03-2016

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.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 09-05-2019

Great book, BUT......

I love this book and all the information I was able to glean from it. Ben absolutely knows what he's talking about, has done the research, and has written a book that is one of the best I've read in this category.
My only issue is that there is a lot of information I could not get too. Well over a hundred times during the reading of the book, Ben referred to additional resources and bonus material add a website. The website does not exist. I have written email to Ben and his organizations and have not been able to get the material. Many times he did not go into detail on a subject, and said to go to the website for more information.
What I got from the book was awesome, but it would have been nice to have the additional material as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-2017

Pseudoscientific garbage

Starts out ok and there are a few points if interest, but gets more pseudoscientific and shills on about his own supplements. More an informercial than anything else

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  • Robert Fraser MN RN
  • 08-06-2018

Don't believe the hype

A ton of good and interesting advice, mixed with a lot of pseudosciences. I liked the book for exploring a lot of topics and putting a lot of wild ideas out there, sure that's great... but then mix in ideas that sound reasonable and scientific, that absoluately aren't. Check out this review article: "Adrenal fatigue does not exist: a systematic review." if you want to understand what I mean. I rated this book low, in hopes that people would see this review and make sure they take everything in this book with a STRONG scepticism before rushing out to buy products pushed by Ben. I'd love to see a disclosure list of what he mentions in his book that he has received free product or kickbacks for. He makes money off affiliate links too. Again, the book is worth a listen as long as you do not treat it as gospel or sound advice. Lots of ideas to consider though.

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  • Bri
  • 14-05-2019

Tweek the things you can to become amazing!

Every little tip and have is logical an backed by evidence. Adding a small thing that you currently eat, that you may react to; or changing the timing of your ice bath, for better recovery. It's all here.

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  • Adam
  • 23-03-2019

Hugely Helpful

A consistent wealth of knowledge, Ben Greenfield gives a great blueprint to health and fitness by distilling down years of research and self experimentation, into this book.

As someone who works in health and fitness, I can affirm that this book provides useful, valid and actionable information that can help you transform you body.

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  • D Mac Attack
  • 20-10-2018

Love the book! Seems to be catered to the wealthy

I loved this book!! I couldn’t agree more with what was presented. However, the vast majority of the things mentioned - organic food, machines used, health devices, supplements etc - are so expensive! I have a new business and a wife and three children. There is very little left after major bills. Are there resources for cheaper clean living???

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  • Brian Corbin
  • 11-01-2016

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.

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  • Emile
  • 19-01-2016

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.

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  • EMP
  • 15-07-2019

very detailed into overall fitness

very detailed on how to properly train for fitness effectively and not waste time. it was very detailed on every aspect of training

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  • Unclepigg
  • 08-02-2016

Tonnes of valuable information

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-11-2017

Mountain runner life!

Lots of usefull information! All you need for a healthy lifestyle! Great ideas! Love it!

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  • Emma Peyton
  • 13-03-2017

Save your money

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.

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  • Stevieboy
  • 30-06-2017

Unrealistic unless you are a pro

I'd love to see the size of this guys office, he seems to have about 20 pieces of equipment there as well as the 50k worth of stuff at home ! Lots of product references, this is little about method, more of a shopping list of everything available.

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  • Savage Henry
  • 08-02-2016

Went off into 'woo woo' territory once too

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.

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  • muk
  • 12-09-2017

ok

Plenty of interesting approaches but some of the later chapters especially have some thoroughly unfounded technology and thoughts on effects of supplements

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  • twista49
  • 17-06-2017

a treasure trove of useful and life changing info

loved this book. interesting and we'll laid out. give me a lot of ideas to improve my lifestyle and make smarter choices to become a better athlete and life better

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  • DaveDude1975
  • 26-04-2017

Covers a lot

covers a vast array of the life of training. give it a go. 20 hours of insight.

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  • Tom
  • 19-04-2017

Loads of good info !

Really amazing stuff. you will learn a hundred and 1 things in this book. you may need a basic understanding of the concepts to prevent an overload of information. a must read for any health or fitness fanatic!

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  • Mr. C. O. F. Carter
  • 25-08-2016

The definitive guide to training

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

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