About Ben Austin

My friends call me the illegitimate love child of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Nye. I’m a bodybuilding-yogi-science loving-foodie bringing an engineering approach to lifestyle design. Join me as I analyze the systems that go into optimal mental and physical performance and explore the stories and tactics of people who set the standard for the rest of us.

7 Straight Forward Steps to Improve Your Interpersonal Communication

During my senior year of college, I met with a career coach. My thinking at the time was that if I had better strategies for being successful in “the real world” than I actually might do something worthwhile (the jury’s still out). At the time I knew the fairytale land of college was not going to last and eventually the real work was going to start. Oh was I right! Of all the things she taught me, the one which sticks out most was the importance of interpersonal skills. She said it was THE BEST … Read More

The 7 Benefits Of Eating Bugs! The Truth The Beef Industry Does Not Want You To Read

When I was 14 years old, I ate rotten shark on a fishing boat in Iceland. The second it hit my tongue, my nostrils, mouth, and head immediately filled with the putrid stench of moldy, rotten shark flesh. I could barely stomach an amount the size of a pea. The locals ate it like cheese. That’s when I first understood there’s an entire world of food beyond my sterile western diet. Today, the world is changing rapidly, and the palates of westerners are changing with the times. Recently a new trend has caught on like … Read More

7 Signs That Might Indicate a Vitamin D Deficiency

  As someone who has lived in the arctic tundra known as Minneapolis, MN for most of my adult life, I know a thing or two about Vitamin D deficiency. Everyone from a northern climate knows the difference in energy, physical performance, and mental clarity during the summer months compared to the winter. During my extensive biohacking journey, I’ve learned a lot about the huge role Vitamin D plays in our performance and overall health. With that in mind… My friend Ronnie Burg has written a great article on Vitamin D deficiency and how to get … Read More

Don’t Spend Another Dime on a Personal Trainer Until You Read This!

Personal trainers can be a great resource for learning, motivation, and determination when you want to get in shape, but hiring one isn’t the only way to achieve your fitness goals. There are a few other routes you can take to overall fitness that are just as effective. Much of what will determine success or failure for you is your mindset and how you perceive your ambitions. But one thing is crystal clear, to reach your fitness targets, you need access to the right information. To keep your mindset and actions aligned with your agenda … Read More

This is What You Never Knew About Quinoa, Magnesium, and Belly FAT

This is What You Never Knew About Quinoa, Magnesium, and Belly FAT Every year or so there’s a new superfood that hits the market, sending the masses to the grocery store. Often, it’s fancy marketing and little else. However, in the case of Quinoa, there is substance to this “new” substance. In this guest post from Rudy Dewatine, a fitness and weight-loss blogger from France (great place to visit BTW) he’s going to breakdown a few things you never knew about this superfood. Take it away Rudy! This is where I stop writing, and Rudy … Read More

5 Simple Tricks To Squeezing In Your Workout, Even When You Work 80 Hours A Week

Let’s face it, when life gets in the way, the first healthy habit that disintegrates is your exercise routine. After a hard day at the office, the last thing you want is to go for a run, deadlift or do Yoga. At this point, just putting on your sneakers can be a test of willpower and motivation. When you are tired, exhausted and want to collapse, you are fighting your DNA and won’t win. While many of us succumb to the temptations of Netflix, mindless social media surfing or stuffing our faces with an unhealthy … Read More

Katrina Razavi – The Secrets of Charisma, Influence and Confident Communication

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you are the life of the party and other times you feel like an awkward junior high student talking to the popular kids? My friend Katrina Razavi has the answer for you! She’s spent YEARS perfecting her techniques for effective communication, rock star charisma, and Jedi-like influence and today she’s going to share it all with you! As a former introvert, she learned how to flex her “extrovert muscle” and connect with influencers on a profound and meaningful level. She has leveraged these skills to pitch in front of … Read More

Dr. Jeff Spencer – Why some people succeed and others fail

Why do some people succeed and others fail?   Our next guest on the podcast Dr. Jeff Spencer has an interesting perspective on the question.  For the past forty years, he’s been a professional student of human achievement and has worked with and alongside Gold-Medal Olympians, World-Champion Athletes, Fortune 500 Leaders, Including Sir Richard Branson, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Bono and U2, Maria Sharapova and many other top performers just like you.    In this exclusive Interview with Dr. Jeff Spencer, you’ll learn: The success framework Dr. Spencer used to become an Olympic athlete. How … Read More

Kris J. Simpson – The 5 Fundamentals of High Performance Health

Diets don’t work.   If you’ve ever attacked your health and fitness routine like a maniac, only to fall back into old bad habits? this is the show for you!   Enter Kris J. Simpson and his All Inclusive approach to keeping the weight off and creating high-performance health.   In this interview you will learn: Kris’ unbeatable S-M-A-R-T Shift acronym for achieving your goals. His incredible story of overcoming addiction and developing the strategies for living a life of richness, gratitude, and fulfillment.   Strategies for balancing your F.E.A.R.S. (Food, Emotions, Activity, Relaxing and … Read More

Andrew McDermot – Forging A Champions Mindset

Our next guest Andrew McDermot is the founder of the nutritional performance company First Finisher. He’s also a good friend and the host of the Champions Mindset Podcast. Andrew welcome to the Unleash Your Inner Genius Podcast! Question/Topics We Will Cover: Tell us about the work you do and how you became interested in mindset, nutrition, health, fitness and peak athletic performance? What’s the story behind your interest in supplementation and building a champions mindset? What daily health, lifestyle, and nutritional principles do you recommend to others who live a busy high-stress life?  Do you … Read More