Science-Supported Tools to Accelerate Your Fitness Goals


Huberman Lab

In this episode, I explain a set of fitness tools gleaned from the 6-part guest series on fitness, exercise and performance with Dr. Andy Galpin. First, I explain the essential components of a well-rounded fitness program for lifelong health and performance including the minimum requirements for progressive resistance and cardiovascular training. Then, I discuss 12 valuable science-supported fitness tools that take a small amount of time to implement, yet all of which can greatly enhance your level of fitness. These include short endurance-enhancing and strength and hypertrophy-enhancing tools, as well as psychological, respiration (breathing), nutrition and supplementation-based tools — all of which will improve your fitness in meaningful ways and can be easily layered into existing exercise programs to improve your fitness and performance outcomes.

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(00:00:00) Tools to Improve Fitness

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(00:05:13) Foundational Fitness Program

(00:13:33) Tool 1: Zone 2 Cardio & Daily Activities

(00:20:33) Tool 2: Low Repetition Strength Training, 3 x 5 Protocol, Warm-Up Sets

(00:33:11) Age-Related Strength Decline

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(00:38:08) Tool 3: “Sugarcane” Endurance Protocol

(00:43:29) Tool 4: Exercise “Snacks”; Cardiovascular & Muscular Endurance

(00:55:31) Tool 5: Rest Period & Physiological Sighs

(00:01:20) Tool 6: Down-Regulation Breathing & Recovery

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(01:05:38) Tool 7: “The Line”

(01:09:55) Tool 8: Smartphone Use & Training

(01:13:44) Tool 9: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

(01:15:37) Tool 10: Creatine

(01:20:080 Tool 11: Rhodiola Rosea

(01:25:13) Tool 12: Training Fasted or Fed, Caffeine

(01:31:09) Training Session Flexibility

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Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac


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