#20 – QUANTIFIED SELF with Bob Troia

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In this episode, Nick and Ben are talking with Bob Troia (Quantified Bobo) who is a New York City-based technology entrepreneur and a prominent voice in the biohacking and Quantified Self communities. Bob is combining his passion with purpose, building solutions focused on the intersection of data-driven citizen science, health and wellness, human performance, longevity/anti-aging, and self-optimization, while also documenting his personal efforts.  

Bob swears by the mantra “Hack, track, analyze, optimize, rinse, repeat”, which comes from his background in software development. He not only aims to gain new insights about himself, but also challenge and reshape his previously held beliefs.

In addition to speaking at leading international conferences, Bob has appeared on numerous media outlets, including CBS News Sunday Morning (USA), PBS NewsHour Weekend (USA), National Geographic Explorer (USA), CBC (Canada), and SBS-TV (South Korea); in magazines, such as Fast Company (USA), Men’s Fitness (USA), and Outside (USA).

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/troia

Instagram: www.instagram.com/bobtroia/?hl=en

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BobTroia

Twitter: twitter.com/BobTroia

Website: www.quantifiedbob.com

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Bob’s background and his call to action 
  • The metrics That Bob tracks 
  • Bob’s views on tracking sleep and the gut microbiome 
  • Quantifying the impact of doing internal work 
  • The weirdest experiments that Bob has done  
  • Where to start with your own tracking 

and much more 


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The resources we discussed

These are the resources we discussed in this episode:

  • Oura Ring 
  • Viome 
  • ARX 
  • Live02 
  • Carole 

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Episode Notes

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:13 – Bob’s background 
  • 01:53 – Bob’s call to action 
  • 05:38 – What Bob tracks 
  • 13:16 – Tracking sleep 
  • 14:58 – Internal work  
  • 18:17 – Tracking gut microbiome 
  • 23:26 – The weirdest experiments that Bob has done 
  • 28:35 – Experiments gone wrong 
  • 33:11 – Where to start? 
  • 38:40 – Top 3 tips 
  • 42:24 – It’s a wrap 

About Nick

Nick Powell is the founder of Stronger Self and he works with entrepreneurs and senior leaders to enable them to take their personal and professional performance to the next level.

Nick’s approach uses cutting edge tools and techniques from the worlds of biohacking, productivity, anti-aging and neuroscience; harnessing the exciting intersection between biology and technology.

Nick has developed his Peak Performance Coaching Programmes to enable his clients to deliver extraordinary results across all aspects of their personal and professional lives.

He runs his Coaching sessions face to face in London & Surrey and across the World via Zoom.

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