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Ben Greenfield on the Optimal Diet for Bodybuilders [Episode 12]

In this episode, Ben Greenfield shares his idea of an optimal diet for a professional bodybuilder and how to raise your testosterone level naturally.

“How to raise Testosterone? Sleep, lift hard, sprint!”

Ever wonder how a professional bodybuilder eats and what supplements he uses? Then this episode is for you. We convinced the decorated fitness coach Ben Greenfield to share some of his fitness secrets.

Ben Greenfield is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life”. In 2008, Ben was voted as NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the year and in 2013 and 2014 was named by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. Ben blogs and podcasts regularly and resides in Spokane, WA with his wife and twin boys.

Enjoy this episode with Ben and leave us your questions below!

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  • Ben’s story about his youth and development (3:20)
  • Early success as a Personal Trainer (10:00)
  • The birth of his kids and quitting as a coach (12:50)
  • Bodybuilding, supplements and hormones (15:15)
  • Supplement recommendation for a LCHF (low carb, high fat) diet (23:45)
  • Raising testosterone levels (30:00)
  • Triggers to increase the Flow State (37:00)

For an extra energy boost, Ben recommends adding extra high quality fats to your diet like Bulletproof Brain Octane or Flowgrade XCT-Oil to your morning cup of coffee or tea. Try it out and tell us what you think!


  • “Tennis is what really got me into training and nutrition.”
  • “…and I fired all my clients.”
  • “I see myself as a guinea pig for testing.”
  • “Sleep, lift hard, sprint!”
  • “Flow is connected to breath.”



**If you want more on fitness and bodybuilding, check out the Flowgrade Show with Brandon Routh on how a Hollywood actor who portrays superheroes keeps in shape.

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