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How To SuperCharge Your Body & Mind w/ Ryan Munsey

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“Now, I’m playing chess while everybody else is playing checkers.”
— Ryan Munsey

Greetings, SuperFriends, and welcome to today’s show.

This week we are joined by Ryan Munsey, a former athlete turned bestselling author. Ryan started his career with a degree in dietetics, and along the way, worked as a personal trainer, a nutritionist, and even a fitness model.

Today, however, in addition to writing, he hosts The Optimal Performance Podcast, runs the House of Strength training facility in Roanoke, Virginia, AND, on top of all of that, serves as the Chief Optimizer of Natural Stacks, a supplement and nootropic company.

He’s been featured in Men’s Fitness, CBS, FOX, ESPN Radio, and many more.

Ryan and I really hit it off during the episode, and you can definitely tell that we’re cut from the same cloth. The episode runs the gamut – from nootropics, to diet and nutrition, to supplementation, and more. A lot of the things Ryan shared, I had never even heard about before, and I found myself learning a lot more than even I expected. I can confidently say that after hearing this episode, you’ll have a much better grasp on how to boost your mental and physical performance.

By the way, there’s no official sponsor for this episode, because in our post-episode de-brief, Ryan was kind enough to offer us a special discount code for listeners of this podcast. To take advantage of that discount – and to help us pay for the expenses associated with producing this episode, simply visit http://jle.vi/naturalstacks and use the coupon code superhuman at checkout – or click the link in the blog post at becomingasuperhuman.com.

And now, without further adieu, let me present to you, Ryan Munsey.

This episode is brought to you by my new online course, Become a SuperHuman. Click this link for a special discount!

This episode is brought to you by my new online course, Become a SuperHuman, where you’ll learn how to dramatically transform your health. Click this link for a special discount!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Who is Ryan Munsey, and how did he get to where he is today?
  • How and why Ryan became disenchanted and distrustful of the nutrition industry
  • What was Ryan’s life like as a model in New York City, and why did he leave it?
  • What is the diet framework that Ryan subscribes to and recommends to his clients?
  • Is it worthwhile training to maintain extremely lean body fat / having ripped abs?
  • The 6-axes of abdominal movement, and why most people train their abs improperly
  • Why insulin is so important for improving and manipulating your body’s performance
  • Which supplements does Ryan Munsey personally take?
  • What is CILTEP, why’s it effective, and why doesn’t it have any stimulants or chemicals in it?
  • Magnesium L-threanate: why and how it’s the only magnesium that benefits the brain
  • Why not all types of magnesium are created equally
  • What are some of the best performance hacks that Ryan Munsey has discovered through his podcast?
  • How can you determine what your natural brain chemistry leans towards?
  • An explanation of dopamine, serotonin, acetyl-choline, and GABA
  • What are 2 or 3 things that Ryan Munsey suggests you do THIS WEEK to improve your performance?
  • What is the Pomodoro Method and how does it work?

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Favorite Quotes from Ryan Munsey:

“At that time, the word ‘biohacking’ didn’t exist. But that became my passion.”
“I disagree with basically everything that we were taught in the nutrition side.”
“If somebody’s going  to pay me to lift weights and try to look good naked, I’m not gonna say no to that.”
“I just have this irrational fear of ceasing to exist and not getting to experience all the things that this life can potentially offer.”
“We have more health professionals in our world today than we’ve ever had… and health continues to decline… we are failing as health professionals to get our message to the people.”
“Most adults don’t know how to feed themselves. We know how to eat – we don’t know how to feed ourselves.”
“To maintain 6-7% body fat… that becomes your life. And it does have negative impacts.”
“It’s all about insulin… But over 50% of the US is insulin resistant.”

“We’re not making kitchen sink products… All of our formulations are designed for one specific pathway.”
“GABA is kind of like social bumper cars.”
“You talked about it being a productive couple of years for me? Nootropics have been a BIG part of that.”
“You’ve got one life, make the most of it.”

Jonathan

Jonathan

Jonathan Levi is an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor from Silicon Valley.

After successfully selling his Inc 5,000 rated startup in April of 2011, Levi enlisted the help of speed-reading expert and university professor Anna Goldentouch, who tutored him in speed-reading, advanced memorization, and more. Levi saw incredible results while earning his MBA from INSEAD, and later went on to teach a best-selling online course on the subject. With this unique skill, he has become a proficient lifehacker, optimizing and "hacking" such processes as travel, sleep, language learning, and fitness.

  • David

    Hey Jonathan! The coupon code isn’t working for me. Do you know when it will be available? Thanks!

    • Ryan Munsey

      Hey David,

      I just did a test purchase and the code superhuman (<—written just like that) worked for me.

      Let me know if you continue to have issues.

      Ryan

      • David

        Thanks for checking, Ryan! It looks like the code does not work if an auto-renew product is in your cart; otherwise, it works. That may have been intentional.

        -David

  • Ryan Munsey

    Hey David, Ryan Munsey here.

    I just did a test purchase and the code superhuman (<—written just like that) worked for me.

    Let me know if you continue to have issues. Ryan