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Becoming Bulletproof!

Posted by Sue Dengenis on Mar 30, 2016 10:23:42 PM

When you find something really good you just have to share it. This article has nothing to do with construction but everything to do with reaching peak performance as a person- we aren’t talking about professional athletes this is maximizing YOUR brain and YOUR body to perform at peak. It’s science, it’s hacking, it’s technology and it’s really interesting stuff.   

dave-asprey-the-bulletproof-executive.pngSynchronians, meet Dave Asprey, a human performance bio-hacker.   From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, Dave Asprey uses hacking techniques and tries everything on himself, obsessively focused on discovering the answers to this one question: What are the simplest things you can do to be better at EVERYTHING? 

Becoming Bulletproof is “the state of high performance where you take control of and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions. It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind this way, if you were lucky enough to even know it was possible.”[1] Today there are ways to reboot your biology. Dave shares his 15+ years of research to make it easy for the rest of us!  I am not a techie but this kind of hacking fascinates me.  There are lots of free resources, advice and podcasts on the Bulletproof Executive website: https://www.bulletproofexec.com/.

Bulletproof podcasts have had over 20 million downloads, here are some of my favorites:

Improve your memory and brain  Guest: Jim Kwik

Improve your reading Even good readers should test their visual processing.  Guest: Helen Irlen

Change your eating habits Lose weight permanently.  Guest: David Ludwig

Simple things you can try:

 How to Hack Your Sleep

Eight hours of quality sleep can increase your ability to tackle complex problems by 50%.  So how do you get that kind of sleep?  First, invest in Sleep Cycle, a simple iPhone app that tracks the quality of your sleep, just by placing your phone on your bed!

After you’ve done that, install F.lux on your computer, which changes the light from your computer screen to adjust for the time of day, helping your brain prepare for sleep even when you use your computer at night (that said, you want to avoid bright lights like the TV for an hour before bed).  You should also avoid exercising for at least two hours before bed.

Inversion Therapy (Hanging Upside Down)

It sounds weird, but hanging upside down is a great way to hack your brain.  Regular inverting trains your brain capillaries, making them stronger and more capable of bringing oxygen to your brain.  It’s pretty straightforward — more oxygen to your brain means better brain performance.  As an added bonus, after repeated inverting, the way your body regulates blood pressure actually changes. [2]

There is only so much time in a day but one step at a time will take you a long way.  Listen to a podcast in your car or download the Bulletproof Diet roadmap- which advocates eating more fat to lose weight- the right fats of course- but no counting calories here!  All of Dave’s work is backed by extensive research and science and some of the brightest minds in the world.  I hope you find a few things that interest you- we all want to perform at the highest level no matter what we are doing and this may just help us get a few steps closer!


[1] https://www.bulletproofexec.com/bulletproof-mind/

[2] https://www.bulletproofexec.com/about-dave-asprey/


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