A nearly half-billion-dollar tech mogul trying to reverse the aging process has unveiled a new device that he claims puts his body through the equivalent of 20,000 workouts in half an hour.
Brian Johnson, 45, spends $2 million a year engineering his body into that of an 18-year-old.
Johnson gets up at 5 in the morning, takes about two dozen supplements a day, and eats a strict vegan diet of blended foods as part of a meticulously documented process. He took 33,537 pictures of his intestines and monitors everything from his bone weight to the number of erections he gets during the night.
Now, the anti-aging advocate has posted a video to social media in which he uses a machine he claims can replicate the benefits of performing 20,000 sit-ups.
Although the number seems arbitrary and likely impossible to prove, Johnson works with a team of more than 30 doctors and medical experts who oversee and test virtually every organ and use it like a guinea pig for the latest in anti-aging technology. .
In a video shared on Instagram, Johnson is seen attaching himself to what appears to be a highly advanced electrical muscle stimulation device.
“What you feel is it pulls in your entire stomach, ripping it apart,” he says, adding that he was surprised to find that he had no severe muscle pain following the protocol.
I will say that my midsection has never been stronger in my entire life.
He then shows off to the camera a set of very vascular abs – though his lower body fat is attributed more to his strict diet and calorie restriction.
Brian Johnson, 45, spends $2 million a year engineering his body into that of an 18-year-old
The anti-aging junkie posted a video to social media using a machine he claims can replicate the benefits of performing 20,000 sit-ups.
Brian Johnson, Founder and CEO of Kernel Holding SA, during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, US, on Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Project Blueprint involves trying to rejuvenate Johnson’s complexion from previous sun damage
Johnson maintains a strict diet and exercise regimen that keeps his body fat percentage around 6 percent
Johnson and his doctors claim that in two years he reduced his total biological age by more than five years and now has a 37-year-old’s heart, 28-year-old’s complexion, lung capacity and physique. 18 years old.
In his 30s, the entrepreneur founded Braintree Payment Solutions, a highly successful company that he sold to eBay in 2013 for $800 million.
But the lifestyle he led to build that company made him feel depressed and suicidal, he said bloombergso he embarked on a journey to understand the workings of his own body.
Along the way he founded several bio start-ups before finally committing, two years ago, to perhaps his most ambitious project yet – re-engineering his own body.
As part of what he calls Project Blueprint, Johnson lives by a system that feels more like a full-time job.
He has his pelvic floor hit with electromagnetic pulses to improve his muscle strength in hard-to-reach places, and he wears blue-light-blocking glasses for two hours before he goes to bed at the same time every day.
He claims to eat the equivalent of 1,977 calories per day, which ensures that his body fat levels remain between 5 and 6 percent.
He once suffered an allergic reaction during a procedure in which some fat was injected into his face, which caused severe swelling.
On another occasion, his body fat percentage dropped to 3 percent, which increased his risk of heart failure.
Its medical team is led by Oliver Zolman, a 29-year-old physician researching anti-aging therapies in Cambridge.
The businessman in 2019 with his ex-girlfriend, director Taryn Southern
He and his doctors say he has reduced his total biological age by more than five years, and now has the heart of a 37-year-old, the complexion of a 28-year-old, and the lung capacity and physical fitness of an 18-year-old. -old
Johnson claims he eats exactly 1,977 calories a day through a strict vegan diet, ensuring his body fat levels remain between 5 and 6 percent.
Johnson claims he takes in 1,977 calories a day, which ensures his body fat percentage is between 5 and 6 percent.
Johnson undergoes regular tests that target more specifically the kidneys, prostate, thyroid and nervous system
“My conscious mind is not consulted on what it wants to eat, my body is,” Johnson said in a 40-minute YouTube video detailing his morning routine.
These measurements ask my liver, my heart, and my DNA what they need to thrive as the biological processes and organs of my body.
“It’s not just guessing if I’m going to get something else,” he said regarding deviating from the diet. “That’s just out of the question.”
Johnson says his goal is to make sure his brain, liver, kidneys, teeth, skin, hair, penis and rectum function as they did when he was 18.
“The Blueprint has this kind of potential to reimagine our relationship with health and time, and we really could be on the cusp of something completely different and better,” he added.
“There is no person in the world who is 45 but 35 in every organ,” Zolman, Johnson’s chief physician, told Bloomberg.
Together, Johnson and Zolman read the latest scientific literature and used Johnson as a guinea pig to test promising cutting-edge therapies.
His medical team is led by Oliver Zolman, a 29-year-old doctor researching anti-aging therapies in Cambridge.
Zolman oversees dozens of medical procedures at Johnson’s, many of them severe and painful, and measures their results with blood tests, MRIs, ultrasounds, and colonoscopies.
For Zolman, the improvements they’ve been able to make to Johnson’s body so far are only the beginning. “We haven’t achieved any noticeable results,” he said. “At Bryan, we’ve had small, reasonable results, and that’s to be expected.”
Johnson exercises for an hour a day with more intense exercise sessions three times a week. An integral part of his message is that his bodily functions be religiously tested.
It monitors his body temperature while awake, blood glucose, heart rate changes, and oxygen levels while he sleeps. He also undergoes regular check-ups that target more specifically the kidneys, prostate, thyroid gland and nervous system.
Johnson exercises for an hour a day with more intense exercise sessions three times a week
Johnson was born into a large Mormon family in Utah. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, who worked as a truck driver. At 19 he went on a two-year mission to Ecuador.
As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, he ran a cell phone business for other students, helping him pay his way through college. He then attended the University of Chicago where he earned an MBA degree and would go on to form Braintree.
He also founded the OS Fund, a venture capital fund whose mission was to “invest in entrepreneurs and scientists working on quantum leap discoveries that promise to rewrite operating systems to life.”
Later he invested $54 million in financing his new project Kernel, I mentioned dirtInc., a company with the unassuming goal of “building the world’s first neuroprosthetic device to enhance human intelligence”. The company makes helmet sensors that attach to the head to make recordings of brain activity.
Johnson, a father of three, now lives in Venice, California, in a home he bought for $5.7 million and later modified to include a full medical ward prior to the project’s blueprint project.
His lifestyle and obsessive commitment to trying to undermine the vestiges of time drew significant criticism, with many viewers of his online content comparing him to Patrick Bateman of American Psycho.
“This is expected and good,” he says of the criticism he has received. “What I’m doing may sound extreme, but I’m trying to prove that self-harm and decay are not inevitable,” he told Bloomberg.
Although the details are unknown, his doctors have suggested to the outlet that he is about to embark on some experimental procedures, including gene therapies.
“There has to be a better way than what’s happening now,” he said.
Johnson’s home in Venice, California, has been modified to include a full medical suite
His company, Kernel, makes helmet sensors that attach to the head to make recordings of brain activity
Many viewers of his content online have compared him to Patrick Bateman from American Psycho