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Decoding Superhuman is a show for those looking for an elevated human experience through health. 
Boomer Anderson, Decoding Superhuman’s host, interviews the top thought leaders in the fields of health and performance optimization.
This includes deep dives into chronobiology, minimum effective exercise, technology, the future of work, nutrition, productivity, applications of Eastern medicine, neuroscience, data, omics testing and technologies, and tactics to live a healthy and optimized life.
Explore the latest science, technology, and tools to optimize your health and performance whether it be at work or home.
New episodes released every Tuesday.

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Decoding Superhuman is a show for those looking for an elevated human experience through health. 
Boomer Anderson, Decoding Superhuman’s host, interviews the top thought leaders in the fields of health and performance optimization.
This includes deep dives into chronobiology, minimum effective exercise, technology, the future of work, nutrition, productivity, applications of Eastern medicine, neuroscience, data, omics testing and technologies, and tactics to live a healthy and optimized life.
Explore the latest science, technology, and tools to optimize your health and performance whether it be at work or home.
New episodes released every Tuesday.

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    Is CO2 Tolerance the Answer? Deeper Explorations in Breath with Patrick McKeown

    Is CO2 Tolerance the Answer? Deeper Explorations in Breath with Patrick McKeown

    Patrick McKeown, bestselling author of The Oxygen Advantage joins for round 2 on everything you need to know about breath work. Patrick and I delve into CO2 tolerance, freediving, capnography, and the specific protocols for training. He talks about devices and technologies that can be used to track your breathing.

    Who is Patrick McKeown? 
    Patrick’s book, The Oxygen Advantage (published in fourteen languages) combines the simulation of high-altitude training and specifically-formulated exercises which empower readers to improve their corporate and exercise performance. For the first time, individuals are afforded a reliable and accurate means to measure their progress using the Body Oxygen Level Test, enabling them to address poor breathing habits; understand in simple terms how oxygen is released to working muscles, and to practice breath hold exercises that naturally increase aerobic and anaerobic capacity. A summary of the science can be found at http://oxygenadvantage.com/science/
    To date, Patrick has worked with some of the top athletes in the world across a variety of sports including tennis, cycling, weight lifting, American Football, MMA and track and field.
    A TEDx Speaker, Patrick’s work has touched the lives of thousands and more worldwide.

    Highlights
    [4:08] CO2 tolerance
    [12:50] Training the lungs and the diaphragm 
    [18:51] Light breathing training
    [26:45] Length of breath work protocols
    [35:49] Resonant breathing frequencies
    [43:44] Capnography VS pulse oximeter devices
    [52:30] Breath Training protocol for busy people

    Resources
    The Oxygen Episode with Patrick McKeown
    The Oxygen Advantage
    Oxygen Advantage Website
    Buteyko International
    Konstantin Buteyko
    Buteyko belt
    Dr. George Dallam
    HeartMath emWave Pro
    Lipseal Tape
    Pulse Oximeter

    Sponsors
    Blue Cannatine
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    It’s the closest thing that I found to NZT and I think you guys should try it out. 
    Get yours at troscriptions.com. Plug in the code BOOMER for an extra 10% off your limitless experience. 
    Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).

    Resilient Nutrition
    The guys at resilient nutrition have done a fantastic job of tackling the endurance nutrition space. 
    Their first product, Long Range Fuel comes with not only what they describe as Beyond Nut Butter, energy-dense food, but also nutrients to support you in your endurance endeavors.
    I use for everything from cognitive endurance to my physical endurance. 
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    Continue Your High Performance Journey with Patrick McKeown
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    Disclaimer 
    This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help you understand your genetics, biodata and other information to enhance your performance. It is not medical or psychological advice. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please go to (Decodingsuperhuman.com/disclaimer).


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    Virtual Vacation: Routines, Rest, and Randomness with Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis

    Virtual Vacation: Routines, Rest, and Randomness with Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis

    I invited some of my closest friends, Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis, to join the show today. Dasha, Mads, and I play a game of drawing the question out of the hat amidst a fun conversation around biohacking, being happy, inner work, routines, and much more.

    Who is Dasha Maximov? 
    Dasha Maximov, former-management consultant turned health explorer, found that the available information for addressing her chronic pain and depression from multiple concussions was limited and frustrating. Specialists across the globe offered reductionist approaches and outdated recommendations. Her last brain injury was, ironically, when she was doing her masters in neuroscience. Knowing about the brain and feeling the frustration of shrugged shoulders, led her on a path of health exploration to take control of her health and educate herself on alternative ways to heal her brain. 
    In 2019, after healing many of her immediate, chronic pains via natural hacks, Dasha turned to bring this information to others by organizing The Health Optimisation Summit, Europe’s largest alternative, and preventative health conference. Quickly she saw that a gap existed in the health world surrounding women-specific health topics. 
    To solve this, she created WhealthCo, an online global community focused on evidence-based science for women. The online forum bridges together doctors, researchers, healers, and ‘laywomen’ to focus specifically on knowledge sharing about women’s health issues. Each week the forum has guest doctors and researchers provide answers to members’ questions. 
    Dasha believes that health is best achieved when a person is informed about their options and that this is possible only through connecting together and learning from each other. A problem is solved much quicker when there are diverse perspectives looking at it from multiple angles.

    Who is Mads Friis? 
    Mads Friis is the host of the Growth Island podcast which is focused on how to live a happy, healthy, and meaningful life. He is also a partner in the Venture/Startup studio/factory KRING where they utilize the knowledge from the podcast to build startups focused on health/biohacking. He has a background in Business and Psychology from Harvard and Copenhagen Business School. 
    When not nerding out on health-related aspects then he surfs, kitesurfs, skydives, or does other forms of movement.

    Highlights
    [6:26] What does a cheat day look like for Dasha and Mads?
    [13:05] Is Biohacking a cult?
    [20:45] Best gadget purchased in 2020 for under $100
    [28:42] What’s the line you would never cross for a better life?
    [37:00] The things that your friends and family will never understand about biohacking
    [1:07:30] What makes you really happy?

    Resources
    Kavaplex
    Discussing Kava with Cameron George
    Sensate 
    Man's Search for Meaning
    Blue Cannatine use code BOOMER for 10% off
    Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
    The Art of Happiness
    The Giver
    Protecting the Asset: A Conversation on Essentialism with Gregory McKeown
    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

    Sponsors
    Apollo Neuro
    The Apollo Neuro easily became my favorite wearable for 2020. And you guys know that I am a fan of anything that can manipulate my state, whether it's to relax, wake up or even just enhance focus.
    If you want to try Apollo yourselves, head on over to apolloneuro.com and use the promo code BOOMER for 10% off your purchase.

    Neurohacker Collective
    Our sponsor today is Neurohacker Collective. Chairman, Jordan Greenhall has been on the show discussing Sovereignty and Medical Director, Dr. Daniel Stickler joined me to discuss Unleashing your Human Potential Through Epigenetics.
    The Original Stack and Qualia Mind are a part of a toolkit I use for whole system enhancement. The Original Stack has contributed to better sleep, focus, and stress resilience in my own life. You can also try Qualia Focus for a near term boost to accomplish th

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Jam Session Round 2

    Jam Session Round 2

    Joined by the editor of this podcast, Roy Matz, we reflect on all of the things that happened in the past quarter. This is a wide-ranging reflection on: routines, new experiences, time management, best books and documentaries, and a lot more.

    Highlights
    [4:45] Freediving experience
    [12:15] New Morning Routines
    [22:11] The Three Iteration Process
    [21:30] Importance of daily routines
    [24:05] Embracing play
    [36:40] Allocating Time
    [41:02] Favorite Documentaries
    [49:19] Best Books

    Resources
    Essentialism by Greg McKeown
    The Essentialism Episode
    Part 1 and Part 2 with Josh Holland
    Embracing play with Darryl Edwards
    CAR.O.L Bike
    Bstrong blood flow restriction
    The Business of Drugs
    A Leaf of Faith (2018)
    The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success By Deepak Chopra
    The Art of Thinking Clearly
    Thinking, Fast and Slow
    How to Lead
    Grindful Podcast

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    BiOptimizers:
     
    If you’re over 35, your enzyme levels have already begun to decline and your immune system can be more susceptible to viruses.
    Enzymes are the workhorses of digestion. They break your food down into usable macro and micronutrients. 
    Research shows that by the time someone hits 65, their saliva and pancreatic secretions, both of which are involved in enzyme activity—can have declined by as much as 50%! This decline creates chronic indigestion, setting the stage for gut issues, yeast and mold overgrowth, even malnutrition. 
    This is why I’m a big fan of enzyme and probiotic supplementation and one of the best companies I’ve ever found that specializes in optimizing your digestion through both of these supplements are my friends at BiOptimizers.
    Head on over to www.bioptimizers.com/boomer and use coupon code BOOMER to get 10% off any package. They have the best guarantee I’ve seen in the industry. It’s a 365-day FULL money-back guarantee.

    Disclaimer 
    This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help you understand your genetics, biodata and other information to enhance your performance. It is not medical or psychological advice. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman, is not a doctor. Virtuosity LLC is not treating, preventing, healing, or diagnosing disease. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please go to (Decodingsuperhuman.com/disclaimer).


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    • 52 min
    Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 2)

    Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 2)

    I rarely get a chance to speak with someone with as much experiential knowledge as Josh Holland. He's the personal trainer behind many top professionals worldwide! In part two of this conversation, Josh and I dive deeper in his 5 pillars, discuss the perks of having a balance between primal movement and high-intensity interval training, and blood flow restriction.
    Who is Joshua J. Holland? 
    Joshua J. Holland is a wealth of experiential knowledge and wisdom. A dedicated biohacker, state of the art fitness trainer, holistic health coach and sports professional, he champions the philosophy of “awareness through experience,” and has subsequently spent years consulting with elite professionals with the goal to build a vast well in which to draw from when evoking alignment of body, mind and spirit for his clients. 
    His ideological approach to life and his life’s work are based on principles that highlight effectiveness, efficiency, and quantifiability. His passion stems from kindling a state of bodily wholeness via connection through his extensive web of like minded individuals. 
    His vast experiential knowledge base has created a very sought after following in the world of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle. He works with some of the world’s most renowned musical and theatrical artists to fine tune their physical and spiritual bodies. He endeavors to give his utmost through his vast exploration into a plethora of healing modalities for the purpose of restoring people to prime physical and spiritual wellness awareness.
    Co-founder of several fitness and health entities, and a Global Ambassador for a number of companies including Technogym, Josh currently leads a team of elite trainers and health coaches at SystimFit in Flatiron, NYC.  He happily serves the greater New York area, including Westchester, Greenwich and the Hamptons, and is available by request for inter-state and international consultations and appointments, either virtually or in person. 
    Highlights
    [4:47] Ozone!
    [12:30] The Movement Analysis Pattern
    [23:26] High-Intensity Interval Training
    [29:18] What excites Josh about the Inertia Wave?
    [34:30] Blood Flow Restriction Training
    [42:02] Movement efficiency, effectiveness and quantification
    Resources
    Ozone Generator
    Apollo Neuro Device
    MAP (Movement Analysis Pattern)
    Tabata Protocol Workout
    Foundation Training - From Pain to Performance
    Inertia Wave
    Breath by James Nestor
    The Fatburn Fix by Cate Shanahan
    Sponsors
    BiOptimizers:
    If you’re over 35, your enzyme levels have already begun to decline and your immune system can be more susceptible to viruses.
    Enzymes are the workhorses of digestion. They break your food down into usable macro and micronutrients. 
    Research shows that by the time someone hits 65, their saliva and pancreatic secretions, both of which are involved in enzyme activity—can have declined by as much as 50%! This decline creates chronic indigestion, setting the stage for gut issues, yeast and mold overgrowth, even malnutrition. 
    This is why I’m a big fan of enzyme and probiotic supplementation and one of the best companies I’ve ever found that specializes in optimizing your digestion through both of these supplements are my friends at BiOptimizers.
    Head on over to www.bioptimizers.com/boomer and use coupon code BOOMER to get 10% off any package. They have the best guarantee I’ve seen in the industry. It’s a 365 day FULL money back guarantee.
    Blue Cannatine:
    One of my favorite tools for cognitive enhancement, especially after long plan rides, is Blue Cannatine. The delivery mechanism is unique (buccle troche). It is especially effective for me on improving short-term memory, focus, and verbal fluency.
    It’s the closest thing that I found to NZT and I think you guys should try it out. Get yours at troscriptions.com.
    Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the

    • 56 min
    Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 1)

    Awareness, Recovery, and the Secrets to Movement Mastery with Josh Holland (Part 1)

    Josh Holland joins me for part one of a marathon interview on movement. Josh is an absolute cornucopia of information on all things health, so you will see this conversation is wide-ranging. Josh provides cutting edge tips on recovery, sleep, and why awareness is so important to movement.

    Who is Joshua J. Holland? 
    Joshua J. Holland is a wealth of experiential knowledge and wisdom. A dedicated biohacker, state of the art fitness trainer, holistic health coach and sports professional, he champions the philosophy of “awareness through experience,” and has subsequently spent years consulting with elite professionals with the goal to build a vast well in which to draw from when evoking alignment of body, mind and spirit for his clients. 
    His ideological approach to life and his life’s work are based on principles that highlight effectiveness, efficiency, and quantifiability. His passion stems from kindling a state of bodily wholeness via connection through his extensive web of like minded individuals. 
    His vast experiential knowledge base has created a very sought after following in the world of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle. He works with some of the world’s most renowned musical and theatrical artists to fine tune their physical and spiritual bodies. He endeavors to give his utmost through his vast exploration into a plethora of healing modalities for the purpose of restoring people to prime physical and spiritual wellness awareness.
    Co-founder of several fitness and health entities, and a Global Ambassador for a number of companies including Technogym, Josh currently leads a team of elite trainers and health coaches at SystimFit in Flatiron, NYC.  He happily serves the greater New York area, including Westchester, Greenwich and the Hamptons, and is available by request for inter-state and international consultations and appointments, either virtually or in person. 

    Highlights
    [5:30] Josh’s basketball career
    [15:45] Transition to men's health and movement
    [21:21] Josh’s pillars of movement
    [31:30] Grounding
    [40:10] How important is awareness?
    [50:05] The key to a good night's sleep
    [57:15] How to think about recovery
    [1:05:01] Recovering faster

    Resources
    Los Pioneros de Quintana Roo
    Relaxator Breathing Device
    Apollo Neuro Device
    Joovv: Red and Infrared LED Light Therapy Devices
    FlexPulse

    Sponsors
    KÄÄPÄ Health:
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    B Strong 
    I’ve been fascinated by blood flow restriction training for a very long time. B Strong made great innovations on this technology.
    I use it almost every day: high reps, low number of sets, a few exercises. In 20 minutes, I have a fantastic workout which is triggering an anabolic response.
    If you want to get your B Strong blood flow restriction device, head on over to https://bstrong.training/ and use the code BOOMER, and you’re going to get yourself 10% off.

    Continue Your High Performance Journey with Josh Holland
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    Disclaimer 
    This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. This is being provided as a self-help tool to help you understand your genetics, biodata and other information to enhance your performance. It is not medical or psychological advice. Virtuosity LLC, or Decoding Superhuman

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Beating Benzos: Kava and the Battle Against Anxiety with Cameron George

    Beating Benzos: Kava and the Battle Against Anxiety with Cameron George

    Kava is shrouded in controversy, but is it warranted? Cameron George discovered the benefits of traditional Kava preparations during his battle with chronic illness as an alternative to benzodiazepines. Cameron spent years researching every aspect of Kava, its history, past issues, and benefits. This led to him founding TRU KAVA.

    Who is Cameron George? 
    Cameron is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of TRU KAVA, a company that is striving to set the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market. TRU KAVA is focused on developing scalable user-friendly products that deliver the full therapeutic action of the traditional kava drink, which is the only form that has been highly prized in south pacific islands for over 3000 years.
    Since Discovering the amazing effects of traditional Kava during his own chronic illness, Cameron spent many years investigating every aspect of Kava and has collaborated with many of the most prominent experts in the world within the fields of Kava research and historical Kava use. The goal of this project is to provide the safest and most effective Kava products on the market, as well as educate the public on the complex story surrounding Kava, explain some of the myths surrounding it, the massive variation of quality on the market, and the many amazing benefits that Kava can offer to the modern world when it’s used correctly in its traditional form. It is an initiative to educate on the clear distinction that the scientific literature and historical accounts have made between Safe and questionable Kava products, as well as to advocate for the use of only lab tested safe Kava varieties.

    Highlights
    [6:24] What is kava?
    [12:16] Cameron’s journey into Kava
    [27:17] Building up tolerance to kava
    [30:40] Hepatic toxicity and kava
    [43:25] The scientific process for preparing kava
    [47:10] What are Kavalactones?
    [57:22] What is Noble Kava?

    Resources
    Dr. Dan Pompa
    Toxicity of Kava Kava Study
    The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants by Christian Ratsch
    Plants of the Gods by Christian Ratsch

    Sponsors
    BiOptimizers
    If you’re over 35, your enzyme levels have already begun to decline and your immune system can be more susceptible to viruses.
    Enzymes are the workhorses of digestion. They break your food down into usable macro and micronutrients. 
    Research shows that by the time someone hits 65, their saliva and pancreatic secretions, both of which are involved in enzyme activity—can have declined by as much as 50%! This decline creates chronic indigestion, setting the stage for gut issues, yeast and mold overgrowth, even malnutrition. 
    This is why I’m a big fan of enzyme and probiotic supplementation and one of the best companies I’ve ever found that specializes in optimizing your digestion through both of these supplements are my friends at BiOptimizers.
    Head on over to www.bioptimizers.com/boomer and use coupon code BOOMER to get 10% off any package. They have the best guarantee I’ve seen in the industry. It’s a 365 day FULL money back guarantee.
    Neurohacker Collective
    Neurohacker Collective specializes in the comprehensive formulas possible for needs like better mental performance, slowing the aging process, and increasing energy.
    Their Chairman Jordan Greenhall is a well respected public intellectual who has been on the show to discuss ways to increase human sovereignty, and their medical director Dr. Daniel Stickler has also been on the show and is one of the foremost experts in the world in the field of integrative medicine.
    They make the product Qualia Mind which can create astonishing improvements in focus, mental energy and emotional willpower, with the more affordable Qualia Focus being almost as good at half the cost. They also just debuted a product called Eternus, the most comprehensive anti-aging formula on the market, and are

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

Alpha21Mike ,

Keep pushing the envelope

Hey Boomer - what I love about your podcast is your willingness to take the risk of pushing into places many might feel uncomfortable with when it comes to tradition discussions on performance. So many productions reinforce prevailing perspectives rather than seek new ones, whilst recognising they are almost always interconnected. Keep pushing. A

nyna007 ,

Hugely insightful!

I’ve recently started reading David Allen’s book so it was awesome to stumble upon a podcast that had his go into further detail. Boomer has an incredibly engaging interview style as well!

Silver Sorecer ,

Engaging insights

Boomer is a natural interviewer that makes these podcasts a joy to listen to. Each one I’ve listened to has given me something to learn and build on what I already knew. Occasionally I find I don’t full agree with the interviewee find find that’s ok. Just another way of looking at things.
Great work Boomer and congratulations on going beyond the 100!

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