Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing "Drug"?

Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing "Drug"?

Preface by Editor This post will explain how heat can be used to increase growth hormone, muscular hypertrophy, endurance, and otherwise aid performance. It’s authored by Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, Ph.D, and it’s comprehensive. But before we get started, you need to read some background and warnings… Heat is no joke. Ever since I was a …

Potential Tactics for Defeating Cancer — A Toolkit in 1,000 Words

Potential Tactics for Defeating Cancer — A Toolkit in 1,000 Words

(Photo: Irina Souiki) I’ve wanted to publish this post for years. It will propose a few simple approaches for minimizing the occurrence of cancer. With 19 billion capillaries in our bodies, on average, virtually 100% of us have microscopic cancers by the time we’re 70 years old, more than 40% of us by age 40. …

Soylent: What Happened When I Stopped Eating For 2 Weeks

Soylent: What Happened When I Stopped Eating For 2 Weeks

Tim Ferriss Intro Hundreds of people have asked me about Soylent, a controversial Silicon Valley team trying to replace food with a grayish liquid. “Does it really deliver all the nutrients the human body needs?” “Is it safe?” “Why hasn’t anyone tried this before?” [Hint: they have] And most often: “What do you think of …

How To Gain 20 Pounds In 28 Days: The Extreme Muscle Building Secrets of UFC Fighters

How To Gain 20 Pounds In 28 Days: The Extreme Muscle Building Secrets of UFC Fighters

The following is Part 2 of a two-part guest post from Nate Green, who works with John Berardi, PhD, Georges St-Pierre’s nutritional coach. Part 1 detailed how top UFC fighters rapidly lose weight before weigh-ins for competitive advantage. Now, in Part 2, Nate shares how he gained 20 pounds in 28 days, using techniques an …

How To Lose 20–30 Pounds In 5 Days: The Extreme Weight Cutting and Rehydration Secrets of UFC Fighters

How To Lose 20–30 Pounds In 5 Days: The Extreme Weight Cutting and Rehydration Secrets of UFC Fighters

The following is a guest post by Nate Green, who works with Dr. John Berardi, nutritional advisor to athletes like UFC champion Georges St. Pierre (GSP). This is the first of two blog posts entailing extreme physical experiments. Absolutely no performance enhancing drugs of any kind were used. Part 1 — this post — details …

The Diet of UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre: How He Transformed Himself

The Diet of UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre: How He Transformed Himself

Georges St. Pierre, better known to fight fans worldwide as “GSP,” is currently the UFC Welterweight Champion. His publicly stated goal is to retire as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and, at a record of 23-2, ESPN currently ranks him as the #3 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. I think he’ll get there. His …

The 4-Hour Everything: How Tim Ferriss Tracks His Life's Data (Interview with Wired's Clive Thompson)

This is a short 20-minute interview from this week’s WIRED “Living By Numbers” Health Conference. It was a great event, and one of my favorite writers, Clive Thompson, interviewed me on how I track my life. Included are questions about the future of self-experimentation. Enjoy! What would you like to know more about? Please let …