31 minutes | Sep 20, 2021

Know Your Nervous System: Train Effectively, Live Purposefully

Even if you’ve exercised regularly throughout your entire life, it’s possible that you have yet to consider the tendencies of your nervous system. How can you take these tendencies into account when training for maximum effect and performance? In today’s solocast, Ben shares some of his unique insight into nervous system predispositions within our bodies, and how to train for each situation. Whether you’ve just started on your journey, or have been a high performer for years, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! Not only will you learn effective training techniques for your unique makeup, but understanding your nervous system will also help you to become a better, more effective human. This solocast will guide your awareness of: Who tends toward parasympathetic and sympathetic dominance. What your own nervous system defaults are. When you might need parasympathetic intervention. Where you can start overcoming nature’s tendencies. How focus in training can transition into the rest of your life. Why a specific state of mind matches up with everything you do in the gym. Tune in for Ben's next Masterclass webinar on Advanced Muscle Building: September 23rd and 25th! Click here to get on the waitlist. This Masterclass will cover:   The 12-Anabolic Levers.   The Champion’s Mindset.   3 of Ben’s Success Tips to avoid the trap of mediocrity.    How to personalize and optimize training.   The key factors outside of the gym to optimize health, energy, focus, performance, and recovery.   Effective programming for consistent progress.  ======= Sponsor: BiOptimizers One of the big keys to optimal health is to have balanced blood sugar. But what happens when you eat a donut? Your pancreas releases insulin, which tells your body there is plenty of energy so now is the time to store fat. But here’s the thing. It doesn’t matter whether you eat a donut or drink a glass of orange juice. Low-fiber processed carbohydrates from crackers to chips to cookies to juice all have a similar effect on blood sugar. When you take in a lot of carbs too quickly — without much fiber or fat to slow down absorption — you could experience what we call a “sugar crash,” which leads to low energy, brain fog, and weight gain. And due to the addictive nature of sugar and carbs, once your body brings your blood sugar levels back down, that’s when the cravings kick in! And if you give in to those cravings, it starts the cycle all over again. So I hope you can see how important it is to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. The question is, how do you do it? Well, one way is to reduce your intake of processed carbohydrates and make sure you eat fat, protein, fiber, and greens at most meals. But no one is perfect. We all cheat sometimes. So it just makes sense to have a way to maintain healthy blood sugar day in, day out, even if you have an “off” day. 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