The Eclectic Athlete

     First of all, welcome! Again my vision for this website was to educate, and empower. My goal is to stay as objective as possible while providing valuable and hopefully lifechanging information. I don’t expect everyone to agree with everything I say, but as students, and learners it is your task to stay open-minded and say “hmm, yeah okay that makes sense let me try it out”, or “I see where he’s going with that let me think about it” Now whether you agree with the information or not, I hope i’m able to get some of those neurons firing. 

The 5th Annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference

    About a month ago I had the amazing opportunity, of learning (yea i know nerd alert) from some of the world’s foremost experts in their respective fields, MD’s, PhD’s, billionaires, entrepreneurs, and transformational speakers alike shared their wisdom. Among those were entrepeneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain, relationship expert and psychotherapist Esther Perel, world renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin, and of course Mr. Bulletproof himself (no not 50 cent) Dave Asprey.
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Myself and The Strength Sensei, Charles Poliquin (Look at those biceps!) 
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Me and founder of Bulletproof Coffee, Dave Asprey

Biohacking and Bulletproof Coffee, say what?

     Don’t get too hung up on the term biohacking, all that means is that we’re trying to “hack” our biology, or in other words work smarter and not harder to achieve the desired result. Whether that be faster learning, more muscle gain, more fat loss, etc.
     I learned about hacking your mitochondria, nootropics, about optimizing sleep, stem cell therapy, issues in modern dating, your gut microbiome, and many other interesting topics. Also got the chance to check out sweet tech that had me feeling like Tony Stark. I’m talking bioinformatics apps, blue light filtering glasses, biofeedback sensors, infrared saunas, acupressure tools, hyperbaric chambers, and sensory deprivation pods to name a few. I even got to learn how to do the Haka! (Ancient Polynesian war chant). And of course, I got my fair share of collagen protein, brain octane oil, and grass fed butter, in my coffee. Yes in my coffee, and yes it tasted good. 

What can you do today? Give Gratitude

     I’ll delve into some of those topics in later posts,  but my biggest takeaway from the conference, was having gratitude, and expressing it every day. This is a simple habit, that at the very least will put a smile on your face. It could take the form of stating that you are grateful for the loved ones in your life, or for the ice cream you had the night before. It can be as profound or as simple as you choose. No harm in trying it, but just an fyi some of the most successful people in the world have made a habit of doing this and even keeping a gratitude journal. And in case you still need convincing, There’s plenty of research that shows that giving gratitude can have mental, and physical benefits. This link has great info if you’re interested.
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Using a biofeedback sensor that read my brainwaves, to help me meditate (the pose was after I was done don’t worry)

Above is also a compilation video I recorded throughout the conference, enjoy!
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