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Beyond Training

Mastering Endurance, Health, & Life
Written by: Ben Greenfield
Narrated by: Ben Greenfield
Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • TG
  • 2019-01-28

Info DUMP

There is some good info here, but I don’t think it’s because it’s from the author finding good info it’s because he literally took EVERYTHING that an athlete could possibly consider and threw it in a book. I think this book was written not to inform, because if that were the case there would be easier takeaways and guidance on which methods are effective and which aren’t, rather I think this book was written to just give a sample of how smart the author is but confuse the reader into using the author for more info. I believe part of an author’s job is to make their material easy to use, in this case there’s SO incredibly much info that there’s no separation of what’s important and what isn’t.

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Very Useful

jamed packed with useful information
Extra online resources made listening to the book more enjoyable since I could recap the info later

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Amazing human performance tips/tricks book!

Defintly something you can listen to 5 times and still learn something new. Recommend taking notes so you can take out everything you find personally useful.

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A little too infomercial too my taste

Overall it’s a ton of info of which often only one side is presented an way too many references to links and websites check this on my website check that on my website... yes they are meant as additional information but some are dead links to begin with and most of the time it just breaks the flow of the audio book. I wouldn’t recommend it, it’s not bad but i probably wouldn’t buy again.

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mind, body and soul. a full rejuvenation

loved it!
this was my first audiobook, super happy I came across it and dedicated time to it.

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Excellent

Some chapters are a bit heavy unless you’re a science geek like Ben, but overall this book is very good. Exactly what you need to know to improve performance in both sport and life in general. Gives great insight into how to live a long, happy and balanced life. Great resources on the website too and some simple ideas for meals, workouts etc. to help you on your way to better living.

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  • Christopher A Stout
  • 2016-03-14

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.
  • 2019-05-09

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
  • 2017-11-04

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
  • 2018-06-08

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
  • 2019-05-14

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
  • 2019-03-23

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
  • 2018-10-20

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
  • 2016-01-11

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
  • 2016-01-19

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
  • 2019-07-15

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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