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Dr. Phil Maffetone on Training Your Brain

By June 30, 2023No Comments

Dr. Phil Maffetone returns for a 4th Extramilest Show conversation. He is a recognized coach, researcher and clinician. He is also a musician with deep connections in the world of music. We discuss the relationship between music and health; the power of music and its relationship to the body. His book, B sharp! on the same subject, is out now.

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Enjoy my conversation with Dr. Phil Maffetone!

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Show notes Dr Phil Maffetone (Round 4):

  • 00:00 Train your brain
  • 2:21 Sponsors: PATH projects, LMNT
  • 04:45 Welcome back Dr. Phil Maffetone!
  • 05:30 B sharp! Music as part of a holistic approach to health.
  • 10:02 Music for athletes
  • 16:22 Listening while exercising, or not.
  • 22:41 Breathing patterns and brain adaptation
  • 25:30 Listening to the body
  • 27:00 Working with Rick Rubin
  • 33:50 Self-doubt
  • 34:45 The 5-minute power break, improving body function
  • 37:50 Hearing new things in music
  • 41:45 Real music vs junk, genre
  • 46:15 Heart rate and music, alpha state, multi-tasking
  • 52:00 Day dreaming vs distraction
  • 53:25 You are addicted to your phone!
  • 57:29 The brain and age
  • 1:00:32 Our passions and dreams
  • 1:01:35 Start line race day nerves
  • 1:07:45 Impact of music on race day
  • 1:10:27 The trainable brain
  • 1:12:33 Where to find out more about Dr Phil Maffetone and his work
  • 1:14:03 Advice to optimize health and performance
  • 1:14:40 More training is often not better

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