#46: MAF Training and Longevity with Ben Edusei

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By Floris Gierman. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Ben Edusei is a close friend from New Zealand. He is a mobility, Strength & Conditioning and running coach.

We have really gotten to know each other very well over the past 18 months, when we talk 1 on 1 about a variety of topics.

Ben is also one of our coaches in our Personal Best Training Program, where he has created several follow along workout routines.

He is a father, ex-elite footballer, speaker and a strong runner, with a half marathon PB of 1:27 so far.

Ben has a degree in Sports Science, is a qualified plant-based Nutritionist and also coaches in epigenetics.

I had a blast catching up and recording our conversation. I hope you enjoy this as well.

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Show notes:

  • How Ben got into running, background in football (soccer) [03:10]
  • Transition from higher intensity training and away from injury, a personal turning point [08:32]
  • Finding new training approaches [12:05]
  • Integrating mobility (strength and flexibility) training into coaching [14:30]
  • Archetypal positions, incorporating movements into daily life [19:01]
  • First experiences with MAF low heart rate training [23:21]
  • Running below MAF, taking to the trails! [29:04]
  • Elevation gain, physical benefits to hill training [35:07]
  • Frustrations in MAF training, looking at lifestyle factors [36:22]
  • Floris and Ben talk about stress management [39:22]
  • Knees over toes and backwards walking and running [44:10]
  • Add a sled! Resistance [51:29]
  • Epigenetic profile testing [53:49]
  • Protein [56:50]
  • The word “perfect” [57:40]
  • Floris on a questionnaire from Ben and optimizing energy levels [58:38]
  • Getting in touch with Ben [01:00:08]
  • High level thoughts from Ben about training [01:01:55]
  • Racing goals? [01:06:02]
  • Following Ben online [01:10:10]

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