https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/374 Sep 21, 2017 Podcast: 374 - How To Maximize Ketosis, Should You Have Sex Before Competition, Do Power Poses Really Work? Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. News Flashes [3:22]: Ryan Holiday CRUSHED IT on this article about how to live a fulfilling life. Very good read. How to retain more from the books you read, in 5 simple steps. Fascinating article about new emerging thoughts on low back pain treatments. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. 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That would enhance the taste but would it do anything to the effectiveness of the ketone salts? In my response, I recommend: -My article on BCAA's vs. EAA's -How to get into ketosis -The Levl device (MARGE INSERT OUR AFFILIATE LINK/DISCOUNT CODE) Do Power Poses Really Work? Kyle says: When you go and do public speaking, for example when you did your TED talk, when you to present in front of people, what are some strategies you use to get into that presenter mode? Any tricks you do? Any breathing exercises? What kind of mental preparation do you do? Any examples would be appreciated. In my response, I recommend: -This Egoscue Video -Power of Introverts by Susan Caine MARGE INCLUDE OUR AFFILIATE LINK -Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs MARGE INCLUDE OUR AFFILIATE LINK -1 minute of box breathing (MARGE INCLUDE OUR AFFILIATE LINK TO BOX BREATHING APP) How To Detox Your Home Jason says: When you are doing DIY projects around the home, like painting the house, minor plumbing, or gluing something back together - all these products tend to have a lot of toxic compounds in them. Do you do these DIY projects and look for low toxin products, like a low VOC paint or something that doesn't have any toxins in it? Do you contract the work out so you don't have to touch it? What do you do? In my response, I recommend: -How To Biohack Healthy Home book (MARGE INCLUDE OUR LINK) -AirDoctor (MARGE INCLUDE OUR LINK AND CODE) -17 ways I detoxed my body in 2017 Should You Have Sex Before Competition? Beni says: I am wondering about this idea of peaking for a race where for 3-4 days you ejaculate a lot (or have a lot of sex) and then about 2-3 days before competition you cut it all off to increase testosterone (or whatever). Apparently there is a lot of ayurvedic study around this. I would like to hear the physiological side of this. Is there any clinical proof or a reason to do this? Ben, I know you were tampering with this so let me know if you have seen results with that. In my response, I recommend: -This chart on ejaculation frequency: Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!