Author Archives: BenGreenfield

About BenGreenfield

Nutrition, Triathlon Coach, Author

Is Triathlon Bad For Your Heart?

From Baby Boomers to Generations X and Y, both young and old alike are increasingly fueling their passion for physical activity with impressive feats of performance such as triathlons, marathons, Ironman, Crossfit, Spartan races, obstacle courses, adventure races and other challenging events.

Unfortunately, to prepare for these type of events, many people beat up their body with tough training for months on end. As a result, personal trainers, sports medicine physicians and exercise physiologists are increasingly reporting issues among athletes and extreme exercisers like brain fog, damaged digestive systems, hormone depletion, heart problems, and prematurely worn joints. These issues not only sideline athletes, but can produce chronic disease, aging and other serious medical issues from heavy amounts of training.

Author and Rock Star Triathlete Academy sports nutritionist Ben Greenfield has tackled this issue is his new book “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life“.

“What if you could get an incredible physique, do an Ironman triathlon, compete in Crossfit, run a marathon, become a powerlifter, do extreme exercise, play any sport you want and achieve amazing feats of physical performance without destroying your body?” Greenfield says, “Contrary to popular belief, it actually is possible to be healthy on the outside and healthy on the inside. You just need to know how to train, recover and eat properly – and how to do things like test your body or recognize warning signs.”

BeyondTrainingWhiteThe book, available now for pre-order at the website, addresses issues such as ways to quickly and safely build endurance, time-saving tactics for maximizing workout efficiency, ways to ideally recover from workouts, injuries and overtraining, the most important blood and saliva biomarkers and how to test them, systems to enhance sleep and decrease stress, nutrient dense meal plans and recipes, and even time-efficiency tips for balancing training, work, travel, and family.

“I wrote this book for everyone from the professional athlete to the hard-charging, time-crunched CEO, to the soccer mom who wants to run her first 5K,” says Greenfield, “And it addresses everything that most of training manuals neglect – the fact that you need to balance performance with something even more important: your health and longevity.”

Whether you’re a triathlete, marathoner, CrossFitter, swimmer, cyclist, ultrarunner, recreational athlete or extreme exercise enthusiast, Greenfield describes this book as “the last system for training, health, and life you will ever need.”

The book is now available for pre-order in both electronic and hard copy form at all major booksellers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To learn more, and to enter into bonuses, raffles and prize giveaways for pre-ordering, visit

How To Plan Your Race Season

In this video, Ben Greenfield walks you through how to get a good idea of how the overview of your season should look by showing you exactly how he maps out his personal 2011 race season with a simple Word document and calendar. Continue reading

FINIS Swim Gear Discounts – Proprietary Discounts For Rock Star Members!

FINIS makes an enormous variety of gear and technology designed to make you a faster swim, and they’re now offering us proprietary discounts on their line!

To get hooked up, e-mail or call this guy:

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Triathlon Orthotics Video: Ben Greenfield Explains Cycling And Running Orthotics

In this video, Rock Star Triathlete Academy coach Ben Greenfield tells you everything you need to know about cycling orthotics and running orthotics, so that you can make an educated decision about what will work best for you.

Are you a member of the academy? If so, ask your question about triathlon orthotics in the next coaching call or on the academy forum.

Become An Expert Triathlon Coach With “Triathlon Coach Insider”

You can now become an expert triathlon coach with “Triathlon Coach Insider” –  a complete education and triathlon coaching business success package designed by the Rock Star Triathlete Academy coaches Ben Greenfield and Kerry Sullivan.

There’s no other program that gives you the triathlon coaching knowledge you’ll get with this package, which is comprised of 11 audios & transcripts that delve deep into triathlon coaching strategies.

Click here to see exactly what you get with the Triathlon Coach Insider.

Triathlon Coach Insider

How To Choose An Indoor Bike Trainer [video]

In this video, Ben Greenfield shows you how to choose an indoor bike trainer, and what the difference is between mag trainers, fluid trainers, electronic trainers, and rollers – along with which he prefers as an indoor bike trainer for triathletes:

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How To Choose A Power Meter

In this video, Ben Greenfield tells you the differences, advantages and disadvantages among the choice of power meters for your triathlon bike, and which power meter he recommends for triathletes.

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How To Lift Weights For Triathlon

Next Monday, Ben & Kerry will be teaching a live audio Q&A / seminar on how to lift weights for triathlon. To get you ready for that call, and also to give you some examples of exactly how you should be approaching weight training as a triathlete, here is a video from Ben Greenfield.

In this video, Ben explains how to weight train for triathlon, and demonstrates his top 4 exercises to get you faster and stronger as quickly as possible!

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Rock Star Triathlete Academy Member Ranieri Wins A Free Month of Membership!

Here’s Rock Star Triathlete Academy member Ranieri and here’s what he had to say:

The vitamins, training plan, and advice that Ben Greenfield gives every week has helped me immensely with my recent triathlons. Thank you Ben; Next month I’ll do Timberman! (Ranieri’s results below)

A few months ago, in this post you can read by clicking here, we told you that we’re now giving a free month of membership to any Rock Star Triathlete Academy members who send us a picture or video in the Rock Star Cycling or Triathlon Kit or Rock Star Jet Black Tech T-Shirt.

Here’s the deal:

-You must be at a triathlon or triathlon event.

-We’ll triple your free month of membership if you’re on the race podium and we verify the results.

Congratulations to Ranieri  (pictured above), who just sent this photo and and got a free month of membership to the Academy (and by the way, if we get more photos from Ranieri or anyone else at more events, we’ll continually to add more free months).

Here’s a little incentive to get you started. At (or below) you can use code ROCKFIVE for a $5 discount on the t-shirts and code ROCK20 for a $20 discount on the cycling kits! You can even combine the codes, so enjoy.

Rock on, and here’s more clothing info below…

Here at the Rock Star Triathlete Academy store, you can get cool threads, shirts, hats and Rock Star Triathlete Academy gear to show off your style at the races! This gear is available to members only. NEW: Rock Star Cycling Kits and Tech-Tees are now available!

Rockstart Triathlon Jersey

Rock Star Cycling Jersey (includes shorts emblazoned with logo) – $100.00 & FREE Shipping. Click here to order.


Rock Star Jet Black Shirt  – $20.00 & FREE Shipping. Click here to order.