Suppose you want to live as long as possible. Suppose you also want to look as good as possible doing it. Suppose you want to maximize your hormone balance, your libido, your fertility, your strength, your power and your cardiovascular capacity.
Suppose you want to step back, investigate every shred of exercise science research, and inject only the most highly effective and proven strategies into your life – even if it’s not for the primary sake of preparing for masochistic sufferfests like triathlons, marathons, obstacle races or other feats of physical endurance – but rather simply because you want to maximize longevity and look good naked.
Whether it’s total food intake, exercise, sunlight, protein, or work habits, we often think we need to do way much more than we actually need to do to get the results we want. But why crank out those extra reps or put in those extra few hours if you don’t actually need to? After all, failing to heed the mini- mum effective dose can often cost you money, time, and mental real estate.
Sure: if you want to do an Ironman triathlon or a multi-hour obstacle race or be competitive at the Crossfit games you certainly need to put in some extra hours and do some more athletic, sport-specific training, but all that extra volume isn’t necessarily good for you, and it certainly isn’t necessary for being as fit as humanly possible while simultaneously maximizing your lifespan.
So what would an exercise program look like if you do just want to look good naked and live longer? What would things look like if you decided that being the first person to the finish line of a triathlon wasn’t as important to you as looking and feeling like a million bucks for as long as possible?
Ben Greenfield, the head coach at GreenfieldFitnessSystems and America’s top personal trainer has personally designed a done-for-you plan in which all of this is laid out for you on a weekly calendar in convenient .pdf format for quick reference and self-tracking on your computer, phone, tablet, etc.
In this 8 week program, Ben gives you daily, step-by-step instructions for the exact muscle training, fat burning, cardiovascular and mobility protocols that have been proven by research to maximize every second you spend exercising. This is all conveniently spelled out for you each week.
No matter what your fitness level, whether you want to look good naked, get massive gains in health, fitness and longevity (or of course, both!) you can rinse, wash, and repeat this 8 week cycle throughout the entire year. It’s just 47 bucks and you get to keep it and access it forever. Enjoy (and click here if you want to delve into the nitty-gritty science behind this plan).
Trevor Hartman (verified owner) –
This is a great addition to Beyond Training, which describes much of this content, but the LGN plan lays everything out in a nice easy-to-follow schedule.
I’m a little confused though. There are a ton of workouts in this schedule. I’m currently reading the burnout / overtraining / recovery chapter of Beyond Training and I’m worried that if I actually follow this I’ll be in a perpetual under-recovered (non functional overreaching it’s called I think?) state.
Not sure what everyone is complaining about. If they have been consistently trying other wellness programs for years the value is obvious. There is no push button for the perfect body, put in the work and shut up. Thank you for experimenting on yourself, Ben!
Randal Rhoade (verified owner) –
I am on week 5 and basically this program is 7 days copy pasted 8 times to make 8 week program. Plus half the links in the PDF to take you to the exercises don’t exist any longer. I’ve written two times with questions and get nothing back. The only thing I got out of this is motivation to mix up my workouts more even though most of what’s in here are burpees and 20 min slow cardio. It’s not worth 27$ compared to other programs I’ve purchased.
Ben Greenfield –
Sorry about your experience, Randal. Where did you write with questions so I can ensure future messages aren’t getting lost? I couldn’t find any record of messages from you other than the comment below. Please let me know your questions, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Randal (verified owner) –
Questions: The program has 2-3 workouts for each day, Am I to perform all three workouts and in that order? Also, I have access to a pool but what can i do as a replacement for when I do not on those day?
Not a review because I am just starting this program. I am 48 yrs ol 220 lb, muscular and healthy but I have around 8-10 lbs that i just cannot lose and I’ve tried various workouts. I’v’e tried a few diet plans and fast but prefer the more keto/paleo diet but still hasn’t worked. I am hoping that this program will help me lose last 10 lbs and become lean. I’m looking forward to variety of workouts.
Ben Greenfield –
You just kind of spread them out throughout the day as you are able, or you can do them all at once. Here's a good pool workout on dry land: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/article/fitness-…
Jon Saul (verified owner) –
I found the three existing reviews not helpful in making my decision to buy. So after using the program for a while here is my review. If you have Ben’s book you could sit down with a calendar and with some considerable effort you could put this schedule together yourself. But I like to consider how much I would bill to spend that much time . So if 4 hrs or so is worth more than $27 then buy. The program itself requires little beyond some weights of some kind and access to a sauna. There are a few other things that you could get to do a few of the recommended things, but by and large it delivers on not requiring a lot of time or equipment each day and is very challenging, If I didn’t already have the book and bought this I might rate this higher, but it is important to note if you have the book there is nothing new here. It is even the same text in a lot of cases.
diana bradley –
Boy it takes a long time to get this. Most things you buy you have them instantly. These guys are really cautious.
Ben Greenfield –
Diana, sorry for the delay. Please let us know if you have trouble receiving anything. We are happy to help!
Logan Sanders (verified owner) –
As an avid listener to the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast along with an owner of your book, Beyond Training, I am very impressed with this fitness plan. After reading Chapter 1, Training, I was happy to find out you had a plan already laid out using all the techniques you mentioned in the book. I will continue to follow your work, and I’m excited to hear what else you have in store! Thanks for a great plan!
Jonah Howe (verified owner) –
Extremely disappointed in myself for being tricked in to this purchase. There is very minimal detail in the “program”. It’s copy/paste for 50 pages and is almost as vague as telling people to “go do some burpees and crunches, you’ll live forever”. And who makes a workout program requiring a pool and a sauna? I’m more disappointed in myself for believing that this was a legitimate site… I won’t let anyone I know make the same mistake.
Ben Greenfield –
Hey Jonah, sorry you were disappointed with the plan. If you need any further clarification on 'detail' please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Because of the insane health benefits of sauna, and given this plan is for people of all ages and health/exercise backgrounds, it made good sense to include saunas as part of the program. As always, we deeply care about our customer satisfaction and really hate to see you not excelling on your health journey. So please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] and we'll see what we can do. Thanks Jonah!