Unboxing the Winter 2017 Box with Dave Asprey

FIT AND STRONG


Take a look at the items in the box below. Chris has added some notes to some of the items!

Mark Bell is one of the strongest human beings on the planet  and he recently made an appearance on Bulletproof Radio to talk about strength training and athlete mindsets.

The Hip Circle is one of his best-selling products, and it can help with warming up for exercise, fixing your posture, or simply making your butt look better. Most people don’t
activate their hamstrings and butt muscles (glutes) enough due to sitting in chairs or over-emphasis on their quad muscles during exercise, and these bands provide a simple solution.

Notes from Chris: I personally find this immensely helpful while doing squats to make sure my knees don’t bend inward. Keeping tension on the band means my squats are always in perfect style.

These corrective toe spacers from YogaBody are an awesome
hack for one of the most overlooked parts of the body – the feet.

Many people have messed up feet due to years of cramming them into poorly designed shoes and neglect. Some have small problems like bunions or oddly shaped toe deformations, while others can lead to more serious problems like hip or back pain, or plantar fasciitis. The Awesome Toes can help to alleviate those problems while also improving balance, posture, relieving foot pain, and even increasing athletic ability and running speed.

Note from Chris: I’ve been using Awesome Toes for a few months and my feet feel amazing. I can now wiggle individual toes and I’m running faster than ever!

One of the basic secrets that fitness experts use for higher overall strength levels is a strong grip. Whether you are a weekend warrior trying to bench press more weight, a grandparent who wants to toss your grandchildren higher, or a stay-at-home dad who hates having
to ask his wife to open the jars for you, increasing your grip strength can produce a marked improvement in many different areas of life that require strong hands.

The Gripmaster allows you to work out each finger individually or the hand as a whole, and I think these are the coolest of the grip training tools available on the market.

Notes from Chris: I got my Gripmaster as part of the demo units for this box and I sit exercising my grip in the evenings while I’m talking or watching TV. Just in a few weeks of constant use I’ve already noticed my grip being definitely stronger.

Whether you’re a super-active fitness enthusiast or just someone who occasionally deals with some achy muscles and back tightness from sitting at work, a TENS unit can be a useful tool in anyone’s biohacking toolkit. Short for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve
Stimulation, TENS can reduce pain and soreness by sending stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along nerve strands causing an increase in the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

It’s also a great tool for stimulating muscle groups and your vagus nerve or maybe just getting a nice massage effect.

Notes from Chris: I found this unit when I was travelling in China a few months ago and immediately sent one to Dave to evaluate for the Biohacking Box. I love mine a lot! It’s a great relaxation tool along with the ability to stimulate specific areas of the body. To use it you should download the Dr Stim app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. The Dr Stim app is, well, translated from Chinese — so some of the language in it is bit weird. But if you ignore some of the more humorous non-english translations you’ll find this to be a great tool to use every day.

This innovative silver gel is the first product formulated to increase conductivity while
your feet are in contact with the earth (also known as Grounding) and you’re among the
first to try it prior to the public release. The ingredients include ionic silver for the
conductivity boost, along with colloidal silver and copper for anti-fungal and
anti-bacterial properties. The aloe vera base naturally moisturizes and ensures
proper absorption of the anti-inflammatory nutrients and minerals, and wild-crafted
essential oils provide a subtle scent to elevate your mood and improve circulation.

This stuff is seriously cool.

Notes from Chris: The Grounding Gelee is SUPER cool. It’s also brand new! In fact the reason the boxes left our warehouse a few days late this time is because we really, really wanted to get this into the box because it’s sooo great.

Few forms of exercise offer as many benefits as yoga, with improvements ranging from increased physical strength and flexibility to better cognitive functioning and emotional
stability.

Dean Pohlman is a long-time Bulletproof Ambassador and his Guyoga Program is #4 on Amazon’s Best-selling Fitness & Exercise DVD list.

Dean designed the program to be a practical fitness yoga series for everyone from beginners to the most experienced fitness enthusiasts. I asked Dean if he would share a digital version of the program with you, and he graciously obliged.

Check your box for the postcard with instructions on how to access!

A few lucky subscribers will receive a golden ticket item. It’s not literally a golden ticket in your box — we draw the names of the winners from everyone who receives a box, on or around December 15th. If you’ve won we’ll let you know!

The December golden ticket items are:

Hyperince Vyper Roller – hyperice.com

In Headstrong, I talked about the power of vibration technologies for stimulating mitochondrial health.

HyperIce has created unique products that utilize vibration technology to speed recovery and increase mobility. Their myofascial release tools increase
flexibility, circulation, and reduce muscle soreness in ways that normal rollers can’t. HyperIce also produces a line of products that utilize heat, cold, and
compression that are used by some of the top athletes in the world on a daily basis for warm up and recovery protocols.

 

Joovv – joovv.com

Photobiomodulation, or light therapy, is quickly becoming one of the most popular new treatment modalities as the scientific research unveils more benefits. Red light therapy has been tied to everything from joint pain reduction, to weight loss, improved thyroid health, muscle recovery, and even increased testosterone production.

Joovv’s professional-grade devices are engineered to deliver energy efficient treatment at high intensities over a large surface area, leading to significant results in just minutes a day.