I took your neurotyping test after reading all the articles, watching all your videos, and listening to all your podcasts.
The first time I took it, it said I was 1A Dominant. No way! Not true (personality only). I knew I was Type 2A Dominant.
I had to re-listen to the podcasts.
I’m DEFINITELY a classic 2A when it comes to training AND nutrition.
(And, ironically, for the past 10 years I’ve been a Fitness Coach for clients—mostly women—in the 40-70 range.)
All your podcasts explaining Type 2A were spot on (especially having massive “shrinkage” in cold water, while training, or with caffeine use - I never understood why until you explained it).
However, I share many “personality traits” as a Type 1A but definitely NOT from a training or nutrition perspective.
I was shocked to see my Type 3 scored high as I’m not an anxious or emotional person (I have almost zero empathy). I identified with wearing the same clothes all the time, being organized, OCD about things being in their place—but NOT a planner or anything else like most Type 3’s.
I’m VERY adrenaline sensitive!
I think I have high acetylcholine levels and GABA too.
I’ve been through all kinds of stimulants (pre-workouts) and coffee to amp me up over the years.
I recently quit having black coffee each morning for the last 6 months (I NEVER drank or liked coffee prior to this).
I started using a few things you recommend for a Type 2A pre-workout (L-tyrosine) to get away from stimulants.
I train and coach clients Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but I’m completely dead the following day (no motivation, lazy, irritable—typical 2A).
I perform short (15-30 minute) Metabolic Express Training (my specialty) sessions with myself and my coaching clients at Underground Fitness Revolution in Florida.
We do a lot of Kettlebell, Dumbbell, and Bodyweight work as well as some bands, TRX, med balls, Prowler, Battle Ropes, and Sandbags as main training tools. Barbells for Deadlifting only.♂
I train 4-5 days each week on average (20-30 minutes). For the past 6 weeks, I’ve been training for the StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge (max 1RM Deadlift, max Dead Hang pull-ups, max 1-Arm Kettlebell Snatches in 5 minutes).
It’s this weekend, and I’m so ready for it to be over so I can switch gears and train for The Murph Challenge on Memorial Day (such a 2A—I need my variety!!).
Anything else you can tell me about my scores, and what I can do to optimize my training, nutrition, and supplementation?