Intro to Biohacking - Be Smarter, Stronger, and Happier

Introductory guide to improving performance in everything you do from fitness and nutrition, to productivity and sleep
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  • Ari R. Meisel Achievement Architect

    Ari Meisel started three companies in the technology sector before high school. After graduating from college, Ari visited upstate New York and bought a group of 1880's cigar factories with the vision of creating luxury lofts. Ari created LEED Pro as a green building consulting business and to operate the LEED Pro Blog on green building materials which got picked up for a book called LEED Materials: A Resource Guide to Green Building. Most recently, Ari has been developing LEED certified, mixed use properties in the Hamptons through Meisel Development. In order to keep up with all of these ventures, Ari had to develop several systems and processes to make managing several ventures at nice feasible, so he co-founded Less Doing. Through his methodology of Achievement Architecture, Ari helps people optimize, automate, and outsource everything in their lives and be more effective. Ari has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and spoke at TEDxEast.

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Intro to Biohacking - Be Smarter, Stronger, and Happier

Introductory guide to improving performance in everything you do from fitness and nutrition, to productivity and sleep
23 reviews

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

What would you say if I told you that you were limiting your body? That you were capable of running so much further, so much faster, of working harder, of lifting heavier, of living better. Nearly everyone on this planet has sold themselves short, limited their bodies and potential by the things they do. Through inappropriate diet, habits, and lifestyle choices, our bodies can start to turn against us, making weaker, fragile, and lazier. 

With Intro to Biohacking, I will teach you how to reclaim your life. You will learn how to properly train your muscles, strengthen your mind, and turn your body into a machine that will maximize your potential in life. You won’t be held back by your job or any limits you thought you had, instead, you will learn how to see limits as mere obstacles, and how to overcome them. 

The Intro to Biohacking Course will cover increasing efficiency in multiple categories. By trying to increase the effectiveness in multiple parts, you help maximize the strength of the whole. 

Some of the categories covered in the course are:

Fitness - Very often, the strength of our mind is limited by the strength of our body. It becomes easier to mentally strengthen ourselves when we have confidence in our physical ability. In the course, you will learn simple ways to help strength your muscles and improve your overall fitness. 

Nutrition - Just like a jet engine cannot run on diesel fuel, we cannot eat food with low nutritional value and high calories and expect our body to run efficiently. By choosing the appropriate foods, we can feel more energetic, productive, and even loose some unneeded weight.

Sleep - The human body is a brilliant thing, but sometimes we expect too much and push them too far. Sleep is extremely vital; it refreshes the mind and repairs the body. But not all sleep is created equal (as anyone who has slept for an hour on a hard floor would know), and finding the most efficient way to sleep can be a major step forward in keeping your mind fresh and your body energized. 

Mind - As our physical ability grows, we are able to strengthen the mind as well. In the course, we will focus on techniques and training to help your mind become a greater tool of your body, whether to destress life or increase your cognitive functions. 

Supplements - While eating healthy foods and increasing our body’s abilities through natural ways is vital, there are certain supplements that allow us to push our limits even further. You will learn which supplements you are encouraged to take, and which are best avoided. 

Productivity - There isn’t much point in having a strong mind and body if we are too lazy to utilize them. A fair portion of the course will focus on increasing your productivity, ensuring that your newfound strength and energy are not wasted. 

Self-Tracking - We all have habits and quirks, but to many of us, we are completely unaware of them, even if they’re affecting how we live. Through self-tracking, we learn to identify patterns that we go through, and with these patterns we can learn ways to become more efficient and productive. 

Every category in the course will have three basic recommendations, which you are highly encouraged to follow. For those wishing to learn more or push themselves further, there is an advanced recommendation for each category. 

Who Am I?

You may be wondering what gives me the right to teach you something as deep or personal as Biohacking. My name is Ari Meisel, and in 2006 I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. The disease wrecked my body physically, and my mind started to follow. When you’re forced to take dozens of medications and go through numerous hospital visits just to maintain some semblance of health, your outlook on life can start to darken. 

But I wasn’t going to be beaten. 

I started to reclaim my body. I went through rigorous exercise, ate better, took the right supplements, and altogether installed a strict regime in my life that allowed my tired body to become stronger and healthier. The symptoms of Crohn’s Disease started to weaken and fade, until I was able to cut out the medication completely. 

By training my body and pushing myself in the right ways, I manage to beat an incurable disease.

Since then, I’ve done so much with my life. I’ve learned how to automate businesses via outsourcing; I’ve competed in an Ironman, given seminars and even a regional TED talk. Through Biohacking, I’ve lived my life. 

And you should live yours. 

The entire contents of this course are based upon the opinions of Ari Meisel, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who may retain copyright as marked. The information in this course is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Ari Meisel and his community. Ari Meisel encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Intro to Biohacking - Be Smarter, Stronger, and Happier
  • 1
    What is Biohacking and What is This Course All About?
    01:26
    What does it mean to be a biohacker and what will we cover in this course?
  • 2
    What Makes Me A Biohacker?
    05:57
    TEDxEast - Ari Meisel Beats Crohn's Disease
  • SECTION 2:
    Fitness
  • 3
    Strength
    03:32
    The only exercise you'll need to get stronger and gain functionality.
  • 4
    Conditioning
    02:26
    The 4 Minute Workout
  • 5
    Mobility
    03:35
    Mobility and Flexibility are of the utmost importance to your logevity
  • 6
    Advanced
    04:26
    Krav Maga is contact combat. It is a self-defense system that anyone can use, regardless of size, strength, or fitness. Krav Maga emphasizes simple and practical techniques, real life scenarios, and intense training. It is the ideal self-defense system for use on the street - a place where no rules exist. 
  • SECTION 3:
    Brain
  • 7
    Improvement
    04:16
    Neuroplasticity refers to the susceptibility to physiological changes of the nervous system, due to changes in behavior, environment, neural processes, or parts of the body other than the nervous system.
  • 8
    Resilliance
    01:49

    The human heart is a bio-electrical pump beating at an ever changing rate: it is not like a clock that beats at a steady, unchanging rate. This variability in heart rate is an adaptive quality in a healthy body.

  • 9
    Expansion
    03:45
    Vivid Encoding, Scheduled Repetition, and Optimized Testing make learning new subjects fun and easy
  • 10
    Advanced
    02:34
    A nootropic is a substance that enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning
  • SECTION 4:
    Sleep
  • 11
    Timing
    02:18
    Timing your sleep may be more important than quantity and quality
  • 12
    Environment
    01:50
    Stop Blue Light from Wrecking Your Sleep
  • 13
    Clear
    02:49
    Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in your body. It is found in every cell and is used to protect the body from inflammation, toxins, and pathogens. When your body doesn’t make enough glutathione, you may be at higher risk for a range of diseases and ailments.
  • 14
    Advanced
    02:36
    Remee is a sleep mask designed to help increase the frequency of your Lucid Dreams.
  • SECTION 5:
    Nutrition
  • 15
    Fat
    04:05
    Lifestyle vs. Diet
  • 16
    Home
    01:48
    Cooking at home can be less stressful and easier with services that offer pre-measured, fresh ingredients and easy to follow recipes.
  • 17
    Super
    08:53
    Supercharge Your Diet
  • 18
    Advanced
    03:11
    Is Breakfast The Most Important Meal of The Day?
  • SECTION 6:
    Supplements
  • 19
    Sea
    02:31
    Krill oil is a mixture of fatty acids high in EPA and DHA in the form of phospholipids, mostly as phosphatidylcholine; it appears to be better absorbed than fish oil, may be more cardioprotective, and has some unique (unexplored) fat burning effects
  • 20
    Land
    03:57
    Probiotics work to keep a healthy balance of intestinal flora. They reduce the amount of harmful bacteria by replenishing and maintaining the "friendly" bacteria.
  • 21
    Sky
    01:54
    Supplementation of vitamin D has a variety of benefits for people who are deficient in it, which describes many who live in non-equatorial regions.
  • 22
    Advanced
    01:59
    Creatine is a molecule in an energy system (creatine phosphate) that can rapidly produce energy (ATP) to support cellular function, and this underlies performance enhancing and neuroprotective properties of creatine. A remarkably safe and well researched supplement for most people
  • SECTION 7:
    Productivity
  • 23
    Optimize
    02:29
    Make Evernote Your External Brain
  • 24
    Automate
    03:15
    FollowUp.cc is an automated email follow up service with some powerful potential
  • 25
    Outsource
    07:52
    Using virtual assistants you can stop doing the tasks that are wasting your time and get more done
  • 26
    Advanced
    01:21
    The Art of Less Doing  teaches people to optimize, automate, and outsource everything in their lives.
  • SECTION 8:
    Tracking
  • 27
    Input
    03:07
    iDoneThis help you remember what you've accomnplished
  • 28
    Output
    03:32
    When you have the right information, you can make better decisions about how you want to spend your time. RescueTime is an easy way to make measurable, productive changes.
  • 29
    Self
    03:06
    InsideTracker lets you test and analyze your own blood. Use code ARIMTM10512 to recieve a discount on any of their plans.
  • 30
    Advanced
    11:13
    More Than 20 Tools That I Think Are The Best for Tracking Everything in Life
  • SECTION 9:
    Recover
  • 31
    Hot and Cold
    02:17

    Contrast Hydrotherapy

  • 32
    Compress
    01:49

    Compression Helps Blood Flow and Inflammation

  • 33
    Earth
    01:55

    Reconnect with the Earth

  • 34
    Advanced
    02:27

    Get By With A Little Help from Electricity

  • SECTION 10:
    Advanced Biohacking and Conclusion
  • 35
    Conclusion
    03:36
    This is just the beginning of what you are capable of accomplishing.

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REVIEWS

  • Amandine Grob
    interesting but....

    I found most of the lectures interesting but it bothered how many time he mentiones products and/or websites that cost a lot of money to do these biohacks. I did get a few good tips here and there, so I'd still recommend it.

  • William Lacey
    Excellent

    Great detail, excellent timing of course and lots of ideas to action.

  • Camille Freeman
    Lots of useful tidbits

    I thoroughly enjoyed all of the hints Ari provides in this course (which were in bite-sized pieces). While not all of them were my cup of tea, I found at least 10 different tools/suggestions here that I have or will use in my daily life. Highly recommend this course if you need quick & easy ways to make life a little bit easier.

  • Will Schatz
    Actionable info that is improving my life

    Someone in another review complained about the quality of the videos. Sure, theyre basic (although there are lots I've seen that are worse). The way I measure value is the amount of information I get that I can put into action and improve my life with. Isn't that the point of courses in general, and biohacking specifically? I have skimmed parts of the course, and gone in depth into others, but I already have: 1) A new workout I've integrated into my schedule and do every couple of days that is fast and effective. 2) Some great ingredients for shakes that I wouldn't have necessarily though of otherwise (which I bought and am using starting today). 3) Some more great tips on productivity and tracking I'll be putting into place. Sure, you can find this info elsewhere, and you could go more in depth into all of these topics. The beauty of the course is that it presents you with a number of ways to improve different aspects of your life, without you having to scour the internet and spend lots of your time to find the information. In short, this course is basically a time-saving, curated collection of ways to improve yourself, starting today if you want to get going.

  • Scott Britton
    Excellent Course!

    This course is chock full of awesome and interesting information. There's a ton of great tips and ideas and everything is explained in an easy to digest/implement format. I recommend this course to anyone looking to improve their performance and wellness.

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