Sponge Brain and Beyond Training Book #Giveaway

I’m a knowledge junkie. I have a sponge brain. I soak it all in, test it, and spit it all out. I find what works for me and I stick with it long enough to achieve results. When I get bored, I move on…or not.

I remember my favorite set of books as a child were the two sets of encyclopedias that we had on our bookshelf under the television at home. I read through all of them a dozen times, and I dog eared and circled topics that intrigued me the most. It was mainly wild cats, domesticated animals, or random weather and space related photos and subjects. Even at the public library, I always pulled out the encyclopedias first.

Today, it is the internet that quenches my thirst for knowledge. And it isn’t just the information from the interwebs, but rather the sources that I learn about from the interwebs. So, most of the books that end up on my nightstand are recommended to me by those who I follow in my circles. And some of them actually authored their own publications!

As an “athlete” or wanna be athlete, I’m always on the lookout for the most recent and researched topics regarding such. Whether it be fueling, preparation, recovery, or equipment, I consider myself to be well versed on the subjects. And sometimes I feel I missed my calling. I’d make a great nutritionist or dietitian (Hmmmmm…must check out the local community college). I listen to podcasts religiously and admittedly, I have some favorites. One of which is Ben Greenfield Fitness.

One of the reasons I like this guy so much is he is always got the research in front of him. Whether it is a study based on a handful of people, on one based on thousands, and he comments on them as such. His guests are well chosen and well versed on their subjects, and each provide their own unique insights into the latest health and fitness topics of the day. I especially enjoy the arguments against the government food “pyramid” and how the industries backed up by it have us at their beckoned call. It is quite eye-opening to say the least.

Ben is a former weight lifter and he competed in tennis, water polo, and volleyball, as a mere youngster. Today he competes as a top ranked triathlete for Triathlon Northwest and was a recent multiple Ironman Hawaii finisher. As an author of several books on fitness, metabolism, and diet, Ben specializes in nutrition, weight loss, triathlete analysis, coaching, and endurance athlete program design.

Ben’s biggest talent lies in something called “bio-hacking”, or a way of fooling the body into doing something more than it should, whether it be burning more calories, building more muscle, or achieving better athletic performances. The concept is relatively new, but so intriguing. And although much of it may go over your head at times, most of it makes perfectly good sense.

His latest book, Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life, is chock full of these bio-hacks. It is an incredible resource and one that I encourage anyone to get, especially if you are interested in “cheating” the biological system into achieving your desired athletic mile markers faster and with more efficiency. Think of it as your health and wellness bio-hacking encyclopedia. Get a hard copy and some post its and a highlighter and start marking your favorite passages. You’ll find you go to them again and again as you become a better athlete because each recommended technique and tip will carry on an entirely new perspective as you get faster, stronger, or more fit.

I’m so excited to have been given the opportunity to offer a book to a lucky reader for FREE directly from Ben, himself! And I encourage you to tune in to his podcasts, and his facebook page for up to the minute tips on tricks on becoming the best athlete you can be.

Simply follow the rafflecopter link below. When you like his facebook page, let him know his girl Neon Is My Color sent you! He’ll get a kick out of that!

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This contest will end on my 48th birthday, as that seems rather apropos. The winner will get a gift on MY birthday! Thanks so much for your support, and good luck. Feel free to share this with your friends or on your facebook wall, as well.

20 Responses to Sponge Brain and Beyond Training Book #Giveaway

  1. there are so many questions i would ask! best ways to help insomnia and jump starting my weight loss.

  2. Tessa says:

    I’d ask the bets way to push yourself when you mentally feel drained

  3. This looks like a fantastic book. Can’t wait to check out his podcast

  4. Angela says:

    I don’t have any questions but I would love to read the book! (-;

  5. greeniejoey says:

    I want to read the book first because right now I don’t have any particular questions come to mind

  6. Amy Lauren says:

    I would ask about how to increase endurance.

  7. I’d ask about his best tip for becoming a faster runner in long distances like the marathon and beyond.

  8. lorib456 says:

    I want to know how to increase my endurance – I see to run out of steam way too fast!!

  9. Erin from Long Island says:

    how do you know when it’s time for a rest day?

  10. Joseph Bendig says:

    Is a high fat, low carb diet good for runners?

  11. I suppose my biggest challenge is motivation. I would ask how in the heck you just keep going!

  12. Melisa says:

    Too many questions to name just one, but need nutrition and weight loss advice for runners.

  13. What is the best way for a runner/taekwondo student to increase hip flexibility?

  14. beckyginther says:

    I would like to know what other workouts are recommended for runners on the “in between” days when you’re not running (I do a 3x a week schedule for running)

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