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Formerly the Muscle Expert Podcast. The world’s top authority on intelligent muscle building and fat loss gives us a simple to understand deep dive into the complex world of building a body you love, and living your greatness. Weekly interviews with leading experts in a vast number of scientific fie…

Ben Pakulski


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    How to Leverage Your Protein Intake for Fat Loss & Longevity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 65:49


    Today's podcast is the second in our Six-Pillar Series - a deep dive into Nutrition. After reviewing the past year's most impactful podcasts and webinars, I picked a handful that offer incredible nutritional insight and actionable tips to help you fuel your performance. You'll hear from:  • Mark Sisson, on the "fourth macronutrient" and the real scoop on grains, inflammation, and the gut microbiome.  Listen to the full interview with Mark here.  • Dr. Ted Naiman, on his brilliant "Protein:Energy" theory of eating, and the 8 big levers that improve satiation, & decrease caloric consumption.  Listen to the full interview with Dr. Naiman here.  • Robb Wolf, for a deep dive into whether vegetarian/vegan diets are actually healthier than eating meat, and for some surprising insights on the not-so-downside of conventional beef.  Listen to the full interview with Robb here.  • Christian Thibaudeau, on utilizing low carb diets to increase dopamine, motivation, and energy.  Listen to the full interview with Christian here.  • And I share the reasons why being lean, healthy, and muscular are about SO much more than what you look like.  Listen to my full Fat Loss Webinar here. You'll learn: The ONE Macronutrient that Prevents Over-Eating (& How to Use It). 8 Scientifically-Backed Techniques to Eat Less, but Have More Energy. The #1 Inflammatory Food to Subtract From Your Diet. How a Keto Diet Works at the Level of Your Nervous System. The GREATEST Levers for a Healthy Gut Microbiome, and a Focused Mind. Don't forget your copy of the episode guide with key takeaways. I highly recommend this guide to accompany you in your kitchen, or to the grocery store - particularly if you aim to eat for high performance, and optimal body composition. Support our sponsors: I use BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough to support my recovery, energy levels, and sleep. It's almost ALWAYS in my daily supplement regime (and I notice the difference when it's not). Get MagBreakthrough, the BEST magnesium supplement on the market, at https://magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence and save 10% with code MUSCLE10 Organifi makes some amazing juiced vegetable, fruit, and adaptogenic blends.  I use Green and Red juice daily, and enjoy their Gold blend as often as I can.  Gold now comes in a pumpkin spice flavor too!  Head to https://organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off. Get 25% off of pure, organic mushroom powders from Real Mushrooms. Adaptogenic, medicinal mushrooms can help support cognition, recovery, immunity, and energy levels. Head to https://realmushrooms.com/ben to get hooked up!

    A Framework of Achievement for High-Performers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 27:01


    Today's solocast contains a couple of my favorite recent clips from our members-only coaching calls. I felt that these clips were too valuable for our broader community to miss out on, and impactful enough that they're worth listening to multiple times. I've made it a part of my life's mission to empower men to step into their greatness - to get OUTSIDE of the often narrow confines of life they're conditioned to, and to tap into their fullest potential. Most people never come close to what they are truly capable of. This solocast is a pushback against that norm, and offers you a framework to advance toward your goals, not just exist in them. By the end of this episode, you'll learn how to live according to the priorities that 99% of people miss. You'll learn: How to Determine Your Individual Purpose & Meaning of Fulfillment. Why SO Many People Live Small and How to BREAK the Cycle. The #1 Immediate (and Underutilized) Tool to Alleviate Anxiety. A Simple but LIFE-CHANGING Framework to Achieve Your Goals. You can also get your free copy of the episode guide, which details key points AND the most important exercise that I lead during the solocast. Access my upcoming webinars here, and our private Muscle Intelligence Community here. Support our sponsors: I use BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough to support my recovery, energy levels, and sleep. It's almost ALWAYS in my daily supplement regime (and I notice the difference when it's not). Get MagBreakthrough, the BEST magnesium supplement on the market, at https://magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence and save 10% with code MUSCLE10 Organifi makes some amazing juiced vegetable, fruit, and adaptogenic blends.  I use Green and Red juice daily, and enjoy their Gold blend as often as I can.  Gold now comes in a pumpkin spice flavor too!  Head to https://organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off.

    High Impact Summary: Dr. Peter Litchfield | The Dangers of Over-Breathing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 14:26


    Listen to the FULL episode with Dr. Peter Litchfield: muscleintelligence.com/259 Get the FREE High Impact Episode Guide: muscleintelligence.com/learn Breathing correctly is VITAL to your health... but it's also a concept often overlooked in the world of fitness, health, and nutrition. However, no body transformation program, or path to life optimization, is complete without it. Without proper breathing practices or techniques, you are setting yourself up for failure. Dr. Peter Litchfield joins me on the podcast today for a truly transformative conversation about breathing mechanics for high performance, the balance of respiratory chemistry, and the psychology behind breath. Respiratory psychophysiology has been Dr. Litchfield's primary focus for over 20 years. Dr. Litchfield is the President of the Professional School of Behavioral Health Sciences, which integrates physiological and behavioral sciences for innovative applications in healthcare, human service, and performance enhancement. He also serves as CEO for Better Physiology, Ltd., the manufacturer of CapnoTrainer instrumentation used for identifying dysfunctional breathing habits, and assisting people in replacing them with new functional ones. You'll learn: The Most Essential Component of Breathing That is Often Overlooked. How to Maintain These 2 MAJOR Pillars of Blood Chemistry. Which Health Issues are Associated with Dysfunctional Breathing. What You Didn't Know About Cardiovascular Fitness. How to Self-Regulate Breathing for High Performance. Plus, get your FREE copy of the episode guide, as a downloadable reference of the key points and implementable actions from this interview. More Resources from Dr. Peter Litchfield: Recent article from the Journal of Healthcare and Integrative Medicine Professional School of Behavioral Health Sciences Better Physiology Capnometers to measure CO2 and HRV Support our Sponsors: BiOptimizers - I use BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough to support my recovery, energy levels, and sleep. It's almost ALWAYS in my daily supplement regime (and I notice the difference when it's not). Get MagBreakthrough, the BEST magnesium supplement on the market, at https://magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence and save 10% with code MUSCLE10

    The Dangers of Over-Breathing with Dr. Peter Litchfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 86:01


    Breathing correctly is VITAL to your health... but it's also a concept often overlooked in the world of fitness, health, and nutrition. However, no body transformation program, or path to life optimization, is complete without it. Without proper breathing practices or techniques, you are setting yourself up for failure. Dr. Peter Litchfield joins me on the podcast today for a truly transformative conversation about breathing mechanics for high performance, the balance of respiratory chemistry, and the psychology behind breath. Respiratory psychophysiology has been Dr. Litchfield's primary focus for over 20 years. Dr. Litchfield is the President of the Professional School of Behavioral Health Sciences, which integrates physiological and behavioral sciences for innovative applications in healthcare, human service, and performance enhancement. He also serves as CEO for Better Physiology, Ltd., the manufacturer of CapnoTrainer instrumentation used for identifying dysfunctional breathing habits, and assisting people in replacing them with new functional ones. You'll learn: The Most Essential Component of Breathing That is Often Overlooked. How to Maintain These 2 MAJOR Pillars of Blood Chemistry. Which Health Issues are Associated with Dysfunctional Breathing. What You Didn't Know About Cardiovascular Fitness. How to Self-Regulate Breathing for High Performance. Plus, get your FREE copy of the episode guide, as a downloadable reference of the key points and implementable actions from this interview. More Resources from Dr. Peter Litchfield: Recent article from the Journal of Healthcare and Integrative Medicine Professional School of Behavioral Health Sciences Better Physiology Capnometers to measure CO2 and HRV Support our Sponsors: BiOptimizers - I use BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough to support my recovery, energy levels, and sleep. It's almost ALWAYS in my daily supplement regime (and I notice the difference when it's not). Get MagBreakthrough, the BEST magnesium supplement on the market, at https://magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence and save 10% with code MUSCLE10

    The 14 Reasons Why You're Not Building Muscle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 33:36


    "I'm not working hard enough," or "my nutrition is poor" are often the most common reasons I hear men over 35 cite to explain poor results around building muscle. I recorded this solocast because, even though one or both of the above statements may be true, after decades of experience I can tell you that it's almost always something else - and it's probably not what you'd expect... The reason you're not building muscle is more likely to be that you're NOT fit enough in the first place, to actually transform your body. That's what we get into on this episode. You'll learn: The 10 Specific Hormones that Significantly Impact Your Physique The MOST Common Obstacle that Men Over 40 Face 3 BIG (But Simple) Factors to Manage Stress Long-term The ONE Mindset Shift that Makes Goal Achievement Exponentially Easier The #1 Tool to Improve Your Focus and Drive Be a remarkable resource for someone by sharing it with another man over 35 - community makes us stronger, and at Muscle Intelligence, we're all here to lift one another up. Plus, get your FREE copy of the episode guide, with full episode details, actionable tools, and interventions. Access my upcoming webinars here, and our private Muscle Intelligence Community here. Support our sponsors: Get 25% off of pure, organic mushroom powders from Real Mushrooms. Adaptogenic, medicinal mushrooms can help support cognition, recovery, immunity, and energy levels. Head to https://realmushrooms.com/ben to get hooked up! Organifi makes some amazing juiced vegetable, fruit, and adaptogenic blends.  I use Green and Red juice daily, and enjoy their Gold blend as often as I can.  Gold now comes in a pumpkin spice flavor too!  Head to https://organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off.

    High Impact Summary | Six-Pillar Series: Mindset

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 13:56


    Listen to the FULL episode with Matt Beaudreau, Judith Pennington, Bedros Keuilian, Peter Crone, and Ben Pakulski: muscleintelligence.com/257 Get the FREE High Impact Episode Guide: muscleintelligence.com/learn Actionable Resources for Physical Optimization and Personal Mastery Upgrading your physique and accessing your unique path to peak performance are about SO much more than the conventional constraints of “fitness” and “health.”  In fact, I view mindset as being paramount to both a Lean, Healthy, and Muscular body, as well as a life of greatness. I designed this new monthly series to give YOU the wisdom, tools, and inspiration to truly become the best version of yourself, and to spread the message of transformation and a life well-lived to others. This exclusive Series highlights my Six Pillars of Health: Mindset, Training, Nutrition, Sleep, Environment, & Breath. The first in this new series is on the highly requested topic of Mindset - and the steps to master it... put together in a way you may never have heard it before. You'll learn:  • How to Identify and CHANGE your Limiting Patterns  • The #1 Indicator of Success in Business, Fitness, and Family  • Why You Get Stuck in Your Comfort Zone, and How to Break Out of It  • How to Use Awareness to Manage Your Emotions and STOP Reactivity  • How to Find Your Purpose and TRUE Individual Fulfillment Plus, get the episode guide for an easy reference of big ideas and insights - feel free to share it with someone else who continuously seeks knowledge for personal growth. Today's Mindset Edition Features:  • Matt Beaudreau, a prime example of an independent thinker who is creating a paradigm shift in the spaces of education and parenting.  Listen to my recent full-length interview with Matt here.  • Judith Pennington, an expert in the combination of neurology and science-backed meditation techniques that allow practitioners to forge a path of lasting personal revolution.  Listen to my recent full-length interview with Judith here.  • Bedros Keuilian, an epic leader who cultivated an eight-figure business empire on his journey from poverty into self-made entrepreneurship.  Listen to my recent full-length interview with Bedros here.  • Peter Crone, the "Mind Architect," who has mastered the art of deconstructing self-defeating beliefs and healing the subconscious mind.  Listen to my recent full-length interview with Peter here.  • And, myself, Ben Pakulski. I share insight into living in your own authenticity, and how to break out of your comfort zone to discover your purpose and live fulfilled. Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - buy MagBreakthrough and get free HCl, P3OM, AND MassZymes at https://magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders

    Six-Pillar Series: Mindset

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 54:07


    Actionable Resources for Physical Optimization and Personal Mastery Upgrading your physique and accessing your unique path to peak performance are about SO much more than the conventional constraints of “fitness” and “health.”  In fact, I view mindset as being paramount to both a Lean, Healthy, and Muscular body, as well as a life of greatness. I designed this new monthly series to give YOU the wisdom, tools, and inspiration to truly become the best version of yourself, and to spread the message of transformation and a life well-lived to others. This exclusive Series highlights my Six Pillars of Health: Mindset, Training, Nutrition, Sleep, Environment, & Breath. The first in this new series is on the highly requested topic of Mindset - and the steps to master it... put together in a way you may never have heard it before. You'll learn:  • How to Identify and CHANGE your Limiting Patterns  • The #1 Indicator of Success in Business, Fitness, and Family  • Why You Get Stuck in Your Comfort Zone, and How to Break Out of It  • How to Use Awareness to Manage Your Emotions and STOP Reactivity  • How to Find Your Purpose and TRUE Individual Fulfillment Plus, get the episode guide for an easy reference of big ideas and insights - feel free to share it with someone else who continuously seeks knowledge for personal growth. Today's Mindset Edition Features:  • Matt Beaudreau, a prime example of an independent thinker who is creating a paradigm shift in the spaces of education and parenting.  Listen to my recent full-length interview with Matt here.  • Judith Pennington, an expert in the combination of neurology and science-backed meditation techniques that allow practitioners to forge a path of lasting personal revolution.  Listen to my recent full-length interview with Judith here.  • Bedros Keuilian, an epic leader who cultivated an eight-figure business empire on his journey from poverty into self-made entrepreneurship.  Listen to my recent full-length interview with Bedros here.  • Peter Crone, the "Mind Architect," who has mastered the art of deconstructing self-defeating beliefs and healing the subconscious mind.  Listen to my recent full-length interview with Peter here.  • And, myself, Ben Pakulski. I share insight into living in your own authenticity, and how to break out of your comfort zone to discover your purpose and live fulfilled. Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - buy MagBreakthrough and get free HCl, P3OM, AND MassZymes at https://magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders

    High Impact Summary | Are You Overtraining? Key Indicators, Solutions, and Metrics for Progression

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 13:38


    Listen to the FULL episode with Ben Pakulski: muscleintelligence.com/256 Get the FREE High Impact Episode Guide: muscleintelligence.com/learn Ever feel like you're training consistently and doing all the right things, but not getting the results that you've worked hard for? I see the term "overtraining" thrown around in the fitness community... People believe they're hurting their progress by training too much. Ironically, most people who THINK they are overtraining are actually experiencing a different issue. The good news is, while the problem can be complex, the solution is often incredibly simple. You just need to learn the steps. I recorded today's solocast to give you a framework that will empower you to get MORE out of the training you're already doing, STOP overtraining (even when you add more training to your plan), and hone your programming for maximal progress. You'll learn: The Correct Type of Training (and Why Most People Avoid It). The Major Differences Between Progression for Beginners, Versus Trained Individuals. The Three KEY Things That Significantly Impact Your Recovery. If You're Not Overtraining, Here's What's Actually Happening Instead. How to STOP Stalling Your Progress In the Gym, and Achieve Maximal Gains. Plus, I took the key points from this solocast and listed them in our free episode guide, for easy reference (just pull it up on your phone!). Click here to get your guide! Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - buy MagBreakthrough and get free HCl, P3OM, AND MassZymes at https://magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders

    Are You Overtraining? Key Indicators, Solutions, and Metrics for Progression

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 30:02


    Ever feel like you're training consistently and doing all the right things, but not getting the results that you've worked hard for? I see the term "overtraining" thrown around in the fitness community... People believe they're hurting their progress by training too much. Ironically, most people who THINK they are overtraining are actually experiencing a different issue. The good news is, while the problem can be complex, the solution is often incredibly simple. You just need to learn the steps. I recorded today's solocast to give you a framework that will empower you to get MORE out of the training you're already doing, STOP overtraining (even when you add more training to your plan), and hone your programming for maximal progress. You'll learn: The Correct Type of Training (and Why Most People Avoid It). The Major Differences Between Progression for Beginners, Versus Trained Individuals. The Three KEY Things That Significantly Impact Your Recovery. If You're Not Overtraining, Here's What's Actually Happening Instead. How to STOP Stalling Your Progress In the Gym, and Achieve Maximal Gains. Plus, I took the key points from this solocast and listed them in our free episode guide, for easy reference (just pull it up on your phone!). Click here to get your guide! Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - buy MagBreakthrough and get free HCl, P3OM, AND MassZymes at https://magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders

    High Impact Summary: Dr. Dominic D'Agostino | The Ketogenic Protocol for Longevity & Cellular Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 15:51


    Listen to the FULL episode with Dr. D'Agostino: muscleintelligence.com/255 Get the FREE High Impact Episode Guide: muscleintelligence.com/learn I'm constantly asked about nutrition, more specifically about the ketogenic diet, as a potential solution for fat loss, muscle growth and a host of various illness and ailments. That's why this interview is so timely. Dr. Dominic D'Agostino joins me on the podcast today. We cover all things keto, from longevity protocols to integrative cancer treatment, and a number of interventions for high-performing humans who are consistently looking to optimize their health. As an Associate Professor with tenure at the University of South Florida, Dr. D'Agostino teaches with a focus on such topics as neuropharmacology, medical biochemistry, physiology, and neuroscience.  He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) to assist with their efforts toward optimizing the safety, health and resilience of the warfighter and astronaut. Dr. D'Agostino's laboratory develops and tests metabolic-based strategies for targeting CNS oxygen toxicity (seizures), epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.  The main focus of his lab over the last 10 years has been understanding the anticonvulsant and neuroprotective mechanism of the ketogenic diet and ketone metabolite supplementation. You'll learn: The GREATEST formula to build mitochondrial resiliency, and combat oxidative stress. The #1 solution for improved energy and longevity. The BEST adjustable ketogenic meal plan, including the KEY vitamins & minerals for a low-carb diet. The BIG difference between ketone salts and ketone ester supplements (hint: it's all about insulin). How a modified ketogenic diet can work in tandem with cancer treatment. Plus... we compiled the key points from this episode into a FREE guide for you - head to muscleintelligence.com/learn to grab yours! Links & Resources from Dr. D'Agostino: Metabolic Health Summit Ketonutrition.org ketonetechnologies.com Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - buy MagBreakthrough and get free HCl, P3OM, AND MassZymes at https://magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders

    The Ketogenic Protocol for Longevity & Cellular Health with Dr. Dominic D'Agostino

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 84:52


    I'm constantly asked about nutrition, more specifically about the ketogenic diet, as a potential solution for fat loss, muscle growth and a host of various illness and ailments. That's why this interview is so timely. Dr. Dominic D'Agostino joins me on the podcast today. We cover all things keto, from longevity protocols to integrative cancer treatment, and a number of interventions for high-performing humans who are consistently looking to optimize their health. As an Associate Professor with tenure at the University of South Florida, Dr. D'Agostino teaches with a focus on such topics as neuropharmacology, medical biochemistry, physiology, and neuroscience.  He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) to assist with their efforts toward optimizing the safety, health and resilience of the warfighter and astronaut. Dr. D'Agostino's laboratory develops and tests metabolic-based strategies for targeting CNS oxygen toxicity (seizures), epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.  The main focus of his lab over the last 10 years has been understanding the anticonvulsant and neuroprotective mechanism of the ketogenic diet and ketone metabolite supplementation. You'll learn: The GREATEST formula to build mitochondrial resiliency, and combat oxidative stress. The #1 solution for improved energy and longevity. The BEST adjustable ketogenic meal plan, including the KEY vitamins & minerals for a low-carb diet. The BIG difference between ketone salts and ketone ester supplements (hint: it's all about insulin). How a modified ketogenic diet can work in tandem with cancer treatment. Plus... we compiled the key points from this episode into a FREE guide for you - head to muscleintelligence.com/learn to grab yours! Links & Resources from Dr. D'Agostino: Metabolic Health Summit Ketonutrition.org ketonetechnologies.com Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - buy MagBreakthrough and get free HCl, P3OM, AND MassZymes at https://magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders

    High Impact Summary: Ido Portal | Movement Mastery and Expanded Consciousness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 15:41


    Listen to the FULL episode with Ido Portal: muscleintelligence.com/254 Get the FREE High Impact Episode Guide: muscleintelligence.com/learn Today's guest takes the lines and limitations of the commonly perceived notions of movement, awareness, and life... then expands, deconstructs, and weaves these concepts into the outer edges of human consciousness. Starting from an early age in Traditional Martial Arts, Ido Portal was obsessed with the physical. At age 15, he learned Afro-Brazilian Capoeira, a practice that sent him on a life-long journey to explore various modalities, and learn and study his deeper connection to Movement. His search to study under experienced 'Movement Teachers' came up unsuccessful, as he could not find anyone who could TRULY represent that title. All the 'Movement Teachers' focused on a specific discipline, but none were actually interested in the bigger picture of movement. So, he worked towards and eventually claimed the title for himself: a Movement Teacher. You'll learn: The most advantageous rules to BREAK within traditional movement systems. The step-by-step path to an intentional movement practice. How to train to improve mindfulness and emotional awareness. How to MASTER you mind and expand your consciousness through your body. Learn more about Ido Portal: https://idoportal.com https://instagram.com/portal.ido https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPCiBMarvDiTx-lknzt934g Support our sponsors: Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders

    Movement Mastery and Expanded Consciousness with Ido Portal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 88:48


    Today's guest takes the lines and limitations of the commonly perceived notions of movement, awareness, and life... then expands, deconstructs, and weaves these concepts into the outer edges of human consciousness. Starting from an early age in Traditional Martial Arts, Ido Portal was obsessed with the physical. At age 15, he learned Afro-Brazilian Capoeira, a practice that sent him on a life-long journey to explore various modalities, and learn and study his deeper connection to Movement. His search to study under experienced 'Movement Teachers' came up unsuccessful, as he could not find anyone who could TRULY represent that title. All the 'Movement Teachers' focused on a specific discipline, but none were actually interested in the bigger picture of movement. So, he worked towards and eventually claimed the title for himself: a Movement Teacher. You'll learn: The most advantageous rules to BREAK within traditional movement systems. The step-by-step path to an intentional movement practice. How to train to improve mindfulness and emotional awareness. How to MASTER you mind and expand your consciousness through your body. Plus, I've taken the key concepts and compiled them into an episode guide for you. Get the full episode guide here. Learn more about Ido Portal: https://idoportal.com https://instagram.com/portal.ido https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPCiBMarvDiTx-lknzt934g Support our sponsors: Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders

    Train Smarter, Not Harder After 35 with Don Saladino

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 48:18


    If you're over 35, you've probably noticed that things inside and outside the gym don't always look and feel the same as they did in your 20s. That doesn't make it bad or wrong, it just means we need to be more intentional about the way we train to compensate for difference. On today's episode, I'm excited to feature a well-known fitness expert and someone I'm honored to call a friend. After operating brick & mortar gyms for 15 years, today's guest, Don Saladino, expanded to a global online fitness brand in 2020. He has developed a reputation for training some of the biggest names in Hollywood for the big screen. Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, & Hugh Jackman, are among his roster of clients. Don and I cover everything from the perils and triumphs of social media, to the parallels between business and fitness, in this honest, no-holds-barred conversation. (Get the full episode summary here!) You'll learn: How to utilize an ULTRA-effective individualized approach, while adhering to a plan. What SPECIFIC items to change within your training, as you age. The EXACT Tools to make training sustainable AND enjoyable... for life. How to extract and transfer successful business principles into exceptional fitness skills. PLUS - if you don't have time to take notes, but don't want to forget the most important tools mentioned in the conversation, we've got you covered. Click here to get instant access to the High-Impact Episode Guide. More from Don Saladino: donsaladino.com instagram.com/donsaladino Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - get a free bottle of my favorite digestive enzymes, MassZymes, at masszymes.com/MUSCLEFREE (plus... use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off everything sitewide) BiOptimizers AUGUST Deal (starts August 1st) - buy MagBreakthrough and get free HCl, P3OM, AND MassZymes at magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders

    Use Stress to Your Advantage with Dr. Jay Wiles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 88:13


    Just because most people and publications talk about the infamous training + nutrition formula doesn't make it correct. It's actually incomplete. You may have recently heard me talk about the key to performance being in the recovery. The better you're able to recover, the better you can perform. Today's guest offers you the EXACT plan to pave the way for maximum results. (Here is the link to the FULL episode summary.) Dr. Jay Wiles is a subject-matter expert on the connection between the human stress response and optimal health. He is a clinical health and performance psychologist with board certification in heart rate variability biofeedback and peripheral biofeedback.  Dr. Wiles works as a leading consultant in psychophysiology to health influencers, professional athletes and teams, executives, and high performers. You'll learn: How to Actively Improve the State of Your Nervous System. How Your Physiology Impacts Your Personality. The Number ONE Tool to Effectively Manage Stress. What Taxes the Nervous System Most... and How to Bounce Back. The MOST Important HRV Interventions to Recover, Rest, & Digest. Learn more about Dr. Jay Wiles and Hanu Health Hanu Health - save with code BPAK40 Dr. Jay Wiles on IG Hanu Health Podcast with Dr. Wiles and Patrick McKeown PLUS - if you don't have time to take notes, but don't want to forget the most important tools mentioned in the conversation, we've got you covered. Click here to get instant access the High-Impact Episode Guide for FREE today. Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - get a free bottle of my favorite digestive enzymes, MassZymes, at masszymes.com/MUSCLEFREE (plus... use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off everything sitewide) Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders

    The Real Impact of Fulfillment on Your Physiology with Dr. John Demartini

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 74:57


    Mastery of the nervous system and cultivating a purpose-filled life are two cornerstones of what I believe to be a life well-lived.  Today's guest, Dr. John Demartini, is a polymath and a world-renowned human behavior expert, with a mission to share wisdom that empowers you to master your life and destiny. Dr. Demartini's work is a brilliant convergence of mindset techniques, backed by physiological evidence. Today's episode offers important and life-changing tools that you can instantly incorporate into your life. It's an episode worth saving and re-listening to, as I have many times already. You'll learn:  • How to Hone your Focus and Eliminate Distraction  • A Foolproof Framework for Prioritization and Effective Delegation  • The Impact that Purpose has on your Physiology  • The Most Underutilized Tool for Self-Mastery  • The KEY steps to Eradicate Grief, Doubt and Self-Sabotage
 Get the episode guide with full details of the tools discussed in this episode. If you're the type of leader who supports others to perform at their best, please share this episode with at least one person. Learn more from Dr. John Demartini: Free gift for listeners: The Healing Mind https://drdemartini.com/ Values Determination Process Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - get a free bottle of my favorite digestive enzymes, MassZymes, at masszymes.com/MUSCLEFREE (plus... use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off everything sitewide) Heroic - use code MUSCLE at muscleintelligence.com/heroic for 20% off your first year of this incredibly valuable app

    The 4-Step Pakulski Process for Body Transformation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 48:30


    Today's solocast gives you the EXACT system that I use to train my high-level clients and pro-athletes. To make it replicable and easy to implement, I've categorized the process into four parts, and built progress into the plan. Plus, I detail WHY intelligent training and muscle-building have such a powerful ripple effect.  Decades of coaching have taught me that what you do in the gym becomes a foundation for building more intentionality, confidence, and discipline into your entire life. You'll learn: The 9 ESSENTIAL Exercises to Accelerate Muscle Building. My EXACT Process For Optimizing Body Composition. Why THIS Type of Training will NEVER cause Joint Pain. How to Select the Highest Value Exercises for your Training Plan. The Prerequisite to Strength that Most Trainers Don't Know. Get the episode guide with full details of the Pakulski Process.  If you're the type of high achiever who likes to inspire others to perform at their best, please share this episode with at least one person. Support our sponsors: Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders Heroic - use code MUSCLE at muscleintelligence.com/heroic for 20% off your first year of this incredibly valuable app

    Performance Optimization Highlights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 65:23


    If you're looking for the ONE place to learn more about staying motivated, the mindset for outstanding training, female hormone optimization, and the metrics of health for performance... you'll want to tune into this episode right now. I also included a bonus clip from one of my favorite coaching calls so far this summer - a thorough explanation of the autonomic nervous system and how YOU can tailor your body to become more resilient to stress through monitoring HRV and other immediately actionable lifestyle interventions. Join my FREE Masterclass on July 2nd. In this episode, you'll learn: The 2 BIGGEST high performance levers you're underutilizing. The SINGLE greatest contribution to your daily life. The supplements that optimize cellular health for women. How to identify the most important blood markers for longevity. PLUS...why the key to optimal body composition might just be exercising less, and eating more. Listen to the full episodes from Performance Optimization Month: The Mindset for Exceptional Training: https://www.muscleintelligence.com/solocast-245/ Why You Can't Stay Motivated and How to Fix it: https://www.muscleintelligence.com/solocast-246/ The Cure for Female Hormonal Imbalances with Dr. Carrie Jones: https://www.muscleintelligence.com/dr-carrie-jones-247/ The New Standard for Optimal Health with Dr. Gil Blander: https://www.muscleintelligence.com/248-dr-gil-blander/ Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - get a free bottle of my favorite digest enzymes, MassZymes, at masszymes.com/MUSCLEFREE (plus... use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off anything sitewide) Organifi - head to organifi.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE for 20% off of the highest quality organic juice powders Heroic - use code MUSCLE at muscleintelligence.com/heroic for 20% off your first year of this incredibly valuable app

    The New Standard for Optimal Health with Dr. Gil Blander

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 72:40


    My personal coaching packages always include blood, urine, and DNA testing for those who are looking to achieve optimal health through objective metrics. As I've navigated this landscape with my clients over the years, I'm consistently dissatisfied with the "normal" ranges prescribed by the conventional medical community. Today's guest, Dr. Gil Blander, shares my view. What utility does the normal range have, when there is such a much better opportunity to obtain a marker of health that is optimal, individualized, and SO much better than normal? Today's episode breaks down the biggest levers to help you reach a level of "superhuman" that is accessible for nearly EVERYONE. Dr. Gil Blander is a renowned scientist with a PhD in biology, who conducted his postgraduate research on aging at MIT.  He is an expert in nutrition, biomarker analytics, athletic performance, biochemistry, and aging research.  Dr. Blander is also the founder of InsideTracker, a personalized health and performance analytics company created by leading scientists, physicians, nutritionists and exercise physiologists. You'll learn: How body composition and caloric restriction affect longevity. The number ONE lever for health and longevity intervention. Why the "normal" range is often far from optimal. Three KEY compounds proven to boost your healthspan. The tool for lifelong health that you are underutilizing. Learn more about Dr. Blander and InsideTracker: https://twitter.com/gblander1 https://www.instagram.com/insidetracker/ https://www.insidetracker.com/ Get the episode guide for full details of the knowledge shared in this episode.  If you have pride in holding yourself to the highest standard, please share this episode with at least one person you know does the same. Support our sponsors: BiOptimizers - free bottle of MassZymes at masszymes.com/MUSCLEFREE Organifi - organifi.com/muscle and code MUSCLE for 20% off

    The Cure for Female Hormonal Imbalances

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 73:43


    Today's episode is an extensive, and highly actionable explanation of health for women. I sought out Dr. Carrie Jones because she's a true expert on an often-debated, commonly misunderstood subject: hormones. Dr. Carrie Jones recognizes the impact that hormonal imbalance can have at any age (for men AND women!), and is an advocate for the appropriate use of lab testing. A Functional Medicine Health and Hormone Doctor, Dr. Jones believes that when people understand their bodies, they feel more empowered to take control of their health. This is especially true when they're told everything is "normal," but they don't feel that way. You'll learn: Why and how endocrine disruptors are affecting you. Immediate KEY levers to balance your monthly cycles. The simple red flags to help you determine hormonal imbalance. Supplements & tests to optimize estrogen detoxification. Which two facets of health are often neglected but matter most. Get the episode guide for full details of the knowledge shared in this episode.  If you have a woman in your life and you care about her health, please share this episode with her.   ======   Thank you to today's sponsor, BiOptimizers Kapex!  Get 10% off at https://kenergize.com/muscle OR use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off EVERYTHING at https://bioptimizers.com Kapex boosts AMPK (an enzyme that promotes energy production) in muscles by 52% and fat cells by 300%.  It also ups ATP in your liver by 22%, which makes the liver better at ketogenesis and detoxification.  Kapex also works well to reduce "keto flu," activates anti-aging pathways, and can help with fat loss in tandem with diet and nutrition. ====== Today's episode is sponsored by Heroic!  Head to muscleintelligence.com/heroic and use code muscle to get 20% off your first year of this incredibly valuable app! Imagine showing up to everything in life the same way you do to physical challenges: with the courage, commitment, and confidence to go over, around, under, and through them. That's exactly what Heroic is all about. It's a social training platform built to help you be the best, most Heroic version of yourself — in Energy, Work, and Love — and it was created by my friend Brian Johnson. The app will help you become more energized, productive, and connected with its 3-minute Commit + Hit practice, and it will also make you positively addicted to ACTUALLY doing all of the things that you KNOW are best for you.

    Why You Can't Stay Motivated and How to Fix It

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 52:46


    Many people believe that it's their lack of motivation that prevents them from making progress... That if only they were able to master their will, anything would be possible. These are usually men who have historically been motivated which just adds to the frustration. If I could stick to that, why can't I stick to this?  But what if it wasn't actually about motivation at all? What if you only needed to master THREE things in order to create progress, momentum and therefore, results?  Over the last 20 years and throughout my career, I've studied the intersection of mindset, the nervous system, and the physical body... which are inextricably intertwined. So on today's solocast, I wanted to feature a snippet of my last workshop where I share my understanding of what is really holding you back from feeling consistently motivated. You'll learn: The 3 KEY components of motivation that will help you get unstuck. What ONE practice can expand your capacity more than any other. The GREATEST driving factor of consistent progress in your training. How to preserve + amplify new levels of youthful energy. What guarantees continued success in all areas of life. Click here to get the full episode guide for this solocast!  If you're the type of friend who inspires others to follow the path to their success, please share this episode with at least one other person. ====== Thank you to today's show sponsor BiOptimizers!  Get 10% off a Muscle Intelligence favorite, MassZymes, at masszymes.com/muscle with code MUSCLE10 Thank you to today's show sponsor Organifi!  Get 20% off organic, adaptogenic red juice, green juice, and more at organifi.com/muscle with code MUSCLE

    The Mindset for Exceptional Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 34:32


    After decades of coaching high-achievers, I've seen that the people who succeed simply commit and follow through. It's not their skill level, talent, or predisposition for health and fitness. Instead it's their character and integrity. It's the whatever-it-takes attitude. These men are also the ones I find myself continually inspired by. That's why I just released a solocast on The Mindset for Exceptional Training - for these men and the ones who aspire to be like them. You'll learn: The most important thing to curate each day. The KEY step most people miss in the transformation process. How to balance rigidity and fluidity in your training. A framework for addressing and improving your weakest links. The ONE mistake you're making in your mobility work. Click here to get the full episode guide.  If you're the type of friend who likes to inspire others to lead their best lives, please share this episode with at least one other person.   ====== Thank you to today's show sponsor BiOptimizers!  Get 10% off a Muscle Intelligence favorite, MassZymes, at masszymes.com/muscle with code MUSCLE10

    Fat Loss Highlights

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 52:29


    Today's episode is a culmination of all wisdom we learned from top experts in the fat loss field: a mastermind in human metabolism and insulin response, a fasting and longevity specialist, and two legends in the behavior change space. Plus... I added a bonus clip from one of my favorite coaching calls this Spring - my signature framework for consuming carbohydrates in the way that works best for your body. It's a simple but effective way to reach your goals. You'll learn:  • How to eat carbohydrates for optimal body composition.  • The KEY to maintaining insulin sensitivity and losing fat.  • What fasting and macronutrient protocol to follow, according to age.  • The ONE tool to help you conquer your biggest goals... and fears. Listen to the full episodes on fat loss, fasting, and behavior change: The Truth About Metabolism, Animal Protein, and Insulin with Dr. Ben Bikman Tools to Get Unstuck and Realize Your Greatest Potential with Dr. Phil Stutz and Dr. Barry Michels Upgraded Nutrition: Get the Benefits of Fasting without Restriction with Dr. Joseph Antoun If you're the type of high achiever who likes to inspire others to live their greatness, please share this episode with at least one other person. ====== Thank you to today's show sponsor, Ned Full Spectrum Hemp Oil!  Muscle Intelligence listeners get 15% off with code MUSCLE at helloned.com/muscle. Ned's CBD is of the utmost highest quality.  These products are science-backed, nature-based solutions that offer an alternative to prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  Ned's full spectrum hemp oil nourishes the body's endocannabinoid system to offer functional support for stress, sleep, inflammation and balance.  ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. ====== Thank you to today's show sponsor, Vuori!  Get 20% off your first purchase at vuori.com/MUSCLE. Vuori makes premium performance apparel inspired by the active Coastal California lifestyle -- the perfect balance between workout wear, loungewear, and clothing that's nice enough to wear out. ====== Thank you to today's sponsor, BiOptimizers Kapex!  Get 10% off at https://kenergize.com/muscle OR use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off EVERYTHING at https://bioptimizers.com Kapex boosts AMPK (an enzyme that promotes energy production) in muscles by 52% and fat cells by 300%.  It also ups ATP in your liver by 22%, which makes the liver better at ketogenesis and detoxification.  Kapex also works well to reduce "keto flu," activates anti-aging pathways, and can help with fat loss in tandem with diet and nutrition.

    The Truth About Metabolism, Animal Protein, and Insulin | Dr. Ben Bikman

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 76:55


    It's Dr. Ben Bikman's third time on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, and with good reason: Dr. Bikman's knowledge of human metabolism is matched by few.  He is among the world's foremost scientists on metabolic health and insulin resistance.  Much of Dr. Bikman's recent lab work is focused on the pathogenicity of chronically elevated insulin. On today's interview, Dr. Bikman breaks down the mechanisms behind optimizing the process of fat loss, debunks macronutrient myths, and reveals the truth about aging well. You'll learn: The MOST IMPORTANT fuel for the brain (and how to produce it in your body). Where the calories in/calories out model of weight loss can be invoked. The macronutrient you should prioritize at every meal, to optimize body composition. A simple, immediate lever you can pull to manage insulin levels. The ultimate longevity myths and the KEY to supporting your health as you age. Learn more from Dr. Bikman: Why We Get Sick Dr. Bikman's HLTH Code supplements: getHLTH.com - use code MUSCLE for 15% off Instagram @benbikmanphd Insulin vs Glucagon: The Relevance of Dietary Protein with Dr. Ben Bikman   Get the episode guide for full details of the knowledge shared in this episode.  If you're the type of person who enjoys helping others live happy, healthy lives, share this episode with at least one person.   ======   Thank you to today's show sponsor, Ned Full Spectrum Hemp Oil!  Muscle Intelligence listeners get 15% off with code MUSCLE at helloned.com/muscle. Ned's CBD is of the utmost highest quality.  These products are science-backed, nature-based solutions that offer an alternative to prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  Ned's full spectrum hemp oil nourishes the body's endocannabinoid system to offer functional support for stress, sleep, inflammation and balance.  ====== Thank you to today's sponsor, BiOptimizers Kapex!  Get 10% off at https://kenergize.com/muscle OR use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off EVERYTHING at https://bioptimizers.com Kapex boosts AMPK (an enzyme that promotes energy production) in muscles by 52% and fat cells by 300%.  It also ups ATP in your liver by 22%, which makes the liver better at ketogenesis and detoxification.  Kapex also works well to reduce "keto flu," activates anti-aging pathways, and can help with fat loss in tandem with diet and nutrition.

    Tools to Get Unstuck and Realize Your Greatest Potential | Dr. Barry Michels and Dr. Phil Stutz

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 65:01


    Is changing your behavior as easy as changing your mindset? Today's guests hold the stance that true behavior change takes more than just a mindset shift (and I agree). Dr. Phil Stutz and Dr. Barry Michels are absolute legends in the personal development and self-mastery spaces, and have both been in the private practice of psychotherapy for over 30 years. I sought Drs. Stutz and Michels out to catalogue their tried-and-true techniques for facing fear and challenge, developing clarity around your deepest desires, and cultivating authentic connection in today's world. You'll learn: The KEY tactic to help you stop avoidant behavior, and tackle challenges head on. A surprising path to awareness that allows for deep self-expression. Why discipline and self-restraint are spiritual practices. A framework to cultivate stronger connections and relationships. The MOST IMPORTANT transformative skill to cultivate in your life. Learn more about Dr. Michels and Dr. Stutz: thetoolsbook.com https://instagram.com/thetoolsbook Get the episode guide for full details of the Tools and knowledge shared in this episode.  If you're the type of person who enjoys helping others become the best version of themselves, share this episode with at least one person. ====== Today's episode is sponsored by Heroic!  Head to muscleintelligence.com/heroic and use code muscle to get 20% off your first year of this incredibly valuable app! Imagine showing up to everything in life the same way you do to physical challenges: with the courage, commitment, and confidence to go over, around, under, and through them. That's exactly what Heroic is all about. It's a social training platform built to help you be the best, most Heroic version of yourself — in Energy, Work, and Love — and it was created by my friend Brian Johnson. The app will help you become more energized, productive, and connected with its 3-minute Commit + Hit practice, and it will also make you positively addicted to ACTUALLY doing all of the things that you KNOW are best for you. Check it out and commit at www.heroic.us. Use the code "MUSCLE" to get 20% off your membership today.

    Upgraded Nutrition: Get the Benefits of Fasting without Restriction with Dr. Joseph Antoun

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 55:02


    I hear (and see) a lot of repetitive nutrition advice in the health and fitness space.  Many coaches, trainers, and fitness-focused individuals tend to regurgitate the same sound bites which makes our guest on the podcast this week stand out above the rest. Dr. Joseph Antoun is a physician and the CEO of the cutting-edge nutrition technology company, L-Nutra.  He has dedicated the last 10+ years to determining key longevity markers, the optimal diet to extend our healthspans, and how to decrease many chronic disease symptoms. This episode is particularly relevant and important for those in the 35-60 year old age category.  Dr. Antoun outlines action items to help you assess an appropriate diet according to your age and lifestyle. In this episode, you'll learn: The most advanced intermittent fasting strategies for longevity, and for weight loss. The KEY to autophagy and cellular rejuvenation (hint: it's not what you think). Five integral health pillars that determine how well you will age. The ONE protocol that mimics the benefits of fasting without restricting or not eating. How to determine your individual optimal protein intake, based on age. Learn more about Dr. Antoun and Prolon: https://prolonfast.com - code BEN15 for 15% off Linkedin @josephantoun https://prolonreset.com/ Get the episode guide for full details of Dr. Antoun's knowledge shared in this episode.  If you're the type of person who enjoys educating others and sharing quality information, share this episode with at least one person. ====== Thank you to today's show sponsor, Vuori!  Get 20% off your first purchase at vuori.com/MUSCLE. Vuori makes premium performance apparel inspired by the active Coastal California lifestyle -- the perfect balance between workout wear, loungewear, and clothing that's nice enough to wear out. ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens.

    Muscle Building and Nutrition Highlights

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 55:43


    The last two months of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast incorporated a few of my favorite subjects:  • Muscle Building: From intentionality to load progression.  • Nutrition: Tips for longevity AND metabolic health.  • Effective behavior change patterns to help you implement a plan. I've picked a handful of listener favorite episodes to highlight in our March-April recap. This episode features incredibly valuable pieces from interviews with some of the world's brightest and most innovative thinkers in the health and fitness spaces.  In addition, I've added a clip from one of my solocasts to help you connect with the Muscle Intelligence philosophy. Listen to the full episodes: The Fastest Way to Build and Sustain Muscle Growth To Build Muscle, Start with Posture: Part 2 with Annette Verpillot The Training Mistake You're Probably Making with Tom Purvis The One Thing Limiting Your Performance with Dr. Andy Galpin Using Real-Time Data to Improve Metabolic Health with Kara Collier Aging Backwards with Mark Sisson The Path to Mastery with Dr. Trevor Kashey ====== Thank you to today's show sponsor, Ned Full Spectrum Hemp Oil!  Muscle Intelligence listeners get 15% off with code MUSCLE at helloned.com/muscle. Ned's CBD is of the utmost highest quality.  These products are science-backed, nature-based solutions that offer an alternative to prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  Ned's full spectrum hemp oil nourishes the body's endocannabinoid system to offer functional support for stress, sleep, inflammation and balance.  ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. ====== Thank you to today's sponsor, BiOptimizers Kapex!  Get 10% off at https://kenergize.com/muscle OR use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off EVERYTHING at https://bioptimizers.com Kapex boosts AMPK (an enzyme that promotes energy production) in muscles by 52% and fat cells by 300%.  It also ups ATP in your liver by 22%, which makes the liver better at ketogenesis and detoxification.  Kapex also works well to reduce "keto flu," activates anti-aging pathways, and can help with fat loss in tandem with diet and nutrition.

    Using Real-Time Data to Improve Metabolic Health with Kara Collier

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 56:36


    Today on the podcast, I've asked Kara Collier, Registered Dietitian, to join me in a discussion about revolutionizing preventative healthcare. It's her mission to empower people with the knowledge to effectively monitor, optimize, and sustain their own metabolic health. Today's episode will give you tools to help you understand how to eat -- how to manage your nutrition, and how to tailor it precisely to fuel your performance.   Kara is the leading authority at Nurtisense on the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, particularly in non-diabetics for the purposes of health optimization, disease prevention, and reversing metabolic dysfunction. Kara oversees the Nutrisense health team and product development and has personally interpreted thousands of complex glucose datasets. You'll learn: - Key indicators of deteriorating metabolic health. - How to calculate your ideal fasted blood glucose level. - Two KEY supplements to balance blood sugar. - The surprising truth about how protein affects insulin levels. - Best practices for improving insulin sensitivity.   Learn more about Kara and Nutrisense:  https://www.nutrisense.io/ https://instagram.com/karacollier1 Click here to get the episode guide, for a full index of the numbers, tools, and supplements discussed in this episode. And if you're the type of person who enjoys empowering others, share this episode with at least one person. ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. ====== Thank you to today's sponsor, BiOptimizers Kapex!  Get 10% off at https://kenergize.com/muscle OR use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off EVERYTHING at https://bioptimizers.com Kapex boosts AMPK (an enzyme that promotes energy production) in muscles by 52% and fat cells by 300%.  It also ups ATP in your liver by 22%, which makes the liver better at ketogenesis and detoxification.  Kapex also works well to reduce "keto flu," activates anti-aging pathways, and can help with fat loss in tandem with diet and nutrition. ====== Thank you to today's show sponsor, Vuori!  Get 20% off your first purchase at vuori.com/MUSCLE. Vuori makes premium performance apparel inspired by the active Coastal California lifestyle -- the perfect balance between workout wear, loungewear, and clothing that's nice enough to wear out.

    Aging Backwards with Mark Sisson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 59:53


    At age 68, Mark Sisson looks 35. I want what he's having. Mark is the EPITOME of health and wellness, and has mastered the art of aging backwards.  I invited Mark onto the podcast to deconstruct his habits, knowledge and lifestyle, so that YOU can implement the processes that he shares immediately. You'll get some key insights into Mark's secrets for maintaining an incredibly high level of fitness for decades, including his recommendation on taking the "fourth macronutrient."   You'll learn: The two KEY components of optimal longevity. How to build a truly resilient body and sustain it for life. The ONE source of protein you're probably missing. Why the primal lifestyle is the ultimate path to a healthy body and mind. How to train for athleticism in and out of the gym. Learn more about Mark and his work: marksdailyapple.com books by Mark What Mark eats in a day Click here to get the episode guide (full show notes!) on the longevity protocols included in this episode.  And, if you're the type of person who enjoys helping those around you live their best life, please share this episode with a friend or loved one.   Get VIP access to every event and offer we've got coming up for Muscle Intelligence Nutrition Month by joining our private community.   ======   Thank you to today's show sponsor, Ned Full Spectrum Hemp Oil! Ned's CBD is of the utmost highest quality.  These products are science-backed, nature-based solutions that offer an alternative to prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  Ned's full spectrum hemp oil nourishes the body's endocannabinoid system to offer functional support for stress, sleep, inflammation and balance.  Muscle Intelligence listeners get 15% off with code MUSCLE at helloned.com/muscle.

    The Path to Mastery

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 85:21


    Some people know WHAT they want or what their goal is. Few people know WHY they want it. And a fraction of those people actually know HOW to achieve the results... and not just getting the results, but making it SUSTAINABLE for the long-term. That's why I brought my good friend, Dr. Trevor Kashey, onto the podcast this week: To teach us HOW to transform our thought patterns, learn new language tools, and ultimately to create the life we've always wanted. It's one of the best, most influential conversations I've had in a while. Dr. Trevor Kashey completed the requirements for his PhD in biochemistry at the age of 22.  He now spends every waking moment working with his kickstart program graduates and iterating his positive, present-tense, action-oriented philosophy which hides, in plain sight, the secret to having the best life possible... Becoming the person it takes to get it. You'll learn: The ONE sustainable action to truly change your habits. Easily implementable tools to manage stress and emotions. How to use a problem orientation vs goal orientation to design your life. The KEY to find meaning in your life, and be a more effective human. Learn more about Dr. Kashey: trevorkasheynutrition.com @drkashey The Best Nutrition Group Ever Click here to get the episode guide (full show notes!) on the HUGE amount of wisdom and tools provided in this episode. Plus... if you're not signed up for nutrition month yet, head to our private MI community to get VIP access to ALL of April's nutrition month. ====== Thank you to today's show sponsors, Vuori and Heroic! Vuori makes premium performance apparel inspired by the active Coastal California lifestyle -- the perfect balance between workout wear, loungewear, and clothing that's nice enough to wear out.  Listeners, get 20% off your first purchase!  Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuori.com/MUSCLE. Get 50% off of the Heroic App FOREVER when you sign up before April 15, 2022 (it's still a great deal thereafter!).  If you haven't yet heard of Heroic, here's the rundown: Brian Johnson has collected all of his wisdom, tools, and steps to mastery and placed it into an app.  Heroic is a new app that helps you train to be the change you want to see —it's a new social training platform built to change the world by helping you be the best, most Heroic version of yourself.  Head to muscleintelligence.com/heroic today to learn more and get hooked up!

    The Training Mistake You're Probably Making with Tom Purvis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 76:20


    Muscle Building Month wouldn't be complete without hearing from one of my longtime mentors and friends, Tom Purvis. I call him "The Yoda of Resistance Training," and you'll know why by the end of this episode. Tom Purvis has been teaching personal trainers around the world for over 30 years.  A primary focus of Tom's work has been Exercise Mechanics since 1986 when he began researching & teaching. Tom also exhibits a quality that I have found to be hugely important within my own journeys of fitness, coaching, and personal development: the ability to question your beliefs, and to challenge your thinking. In today's episode you'll learn: How to truly challenge muscles, not just lift weights. What it takes to master skills, before working hard. A framework for addressing progression. Why improper mechanics are so commonplace. Plus...the ONE thing you might just be missing in your own training, or as a coach. Learn more about Tom: rts123.com - Live classes with Tom exerciseprofessional.com - Tom's video course platform https://www.tompurvis.com/ Click here to get access to the free training individualization and progression guide for this episode. ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. The RED is my recommendation to enhance nitric oxide production, blood flow, and men's sexual function.  The GREEN is a fantastic nutritional catch-all to balance your energy and detoxify your body.  The GOLD is my favorite nighttime blend; with adaptogenic mushrooms and turmeric to combat inflammation and promote rest (it also tastes phenomenal!). Head over to organifi.com/muscle and shop with code MUSCLE to get 20% off now!

    The Catalyst to Hypertrophy with Dr. Brad Schoenfeld

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 75:33


    How does being sore after a workout contribute to your success?  How can you utilize eccentric loading and isometric training for hypertrophy?  Plus... will glycogen depletion hinder anabolic signaling? Today's episode debunks the many myths and misnomers of building muscle.  We are joined by Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, a renowned fitness expert, who is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training. Dr. Brad Schoenfeld's PhD thesis focused on clarifying the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy, and their applications to resistance training; he is also a lifelong drug-free bodybuilder.  Both muscle-building fanatics and novices have a lot to gain from Dr. Schoenfeld's expertise. You'll learn: What causes muscle soreness and how much is TOO much. How to balance heavy lifting with health and wellness. When to utilize full vs partial ROM in your training. How to maximize hypertrophy in the isometric, concentric, and eccentric movement phases. The ONE guaranteed driver of muscle growth. Studies mentioned in this episode: Isoholds Soreness Range of Motion Learn more from Dr. Brad Schoenfeld: Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy All books by Dr. Schoenfeld http://www.bradschoenfeld.com Instagram @bradschoenfeldphd A special offer to celebrate March Muscle Building Month: pick up my 5 body part guides for free at https://muscleintelligence.com/bodypart ====== Thank you to today's sponsor, BiOptimizers MassZymes! MassZymes are the best protein-digesting enzyme on the market.  You are what you digest and assimilate (not what you eat!) and MassZymes can help you absorb up to 3x more protein.  MassZymes are also helpful for recovery, as Bromelain, a key enzyme in the formula, is an anti-inflammatory compound.  Head to masszymes.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE10 to get 10% off and MORE!

    Solve Stress and Heal Trauma: Nervous System Interventions with Dr. Svetlana Masgutova

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 88:23


    How healthy is your nervous system? My latest interview is a special one that covers the very foundations of human performance and muscle building: the nervous system.  If high performance, longevity, and optimal brain function are important to you, this episode is for YOU. Dr. Svetlana Masgutova is the creator of the MNRI® - Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration Program.  Dr. Masgutova has been leading research since 1989 for the MNRI® Institutes and has studied the influence of primary sensory-motor patterns on different aspects of development and learning. Her work focuses on the concepts of Reflex Integration to facilitate sensory-motor rehabilitation, emotional recovery from traumatic stress, as well as learning and developmental enrichment. Although Dr. Masgutova's background is in clinical psychology, her early experience working with PTSD in victims of disaster (particularly children) led her to pursue the path of working through subcortical neurological pathways, to find an alternate connection between sensory stimuli and motor response patterns, that has gone on to provide massive benefit to over 30,000 people across the globe. You'll learn: How to identify, and begin to eradicate, your own trauma. Tools to govern and CHANGE stress responses. Why nervous system health is SO important for athletes and high-performers. What the driving factors are for neuroplasticity and neurogenesis. How to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Learn more about Dr. Masgutova: Masgutova Method Instagram Event Registration Click here to get access to the free Stress and Trauma Solutions Guide, and other upcoming Muscle-Building guides.  If your own performance goals are a priority, help those around you achieve their goals by sharing this episode with at least one person. ====== Today's show is also sponsored by BUBS Naturals.  Check out their Collagen and MCT powder, which go in my morning "Intelligence" coffee every day without fail! Collagen is an unbeatable post-workout supplement that is amazing for joint health, skin vitality, and balancing blood sugar.  Powdered MCT oil offers fast-acting, clean, ketogenic energy; heals gut inflammation, and supports immunity. BUBS Naturals also gives 10% of all sales proceeds to help special operations soldiers transition back into civilian life. Use code MUSCLE at checkout to get 20% off at muscleintelligence.com/bubsnaturals ====== Don't miss out on March Muscle-Building Month!  Muscle Intelligence is coming in hot with exclusive offers, brand new video content, and SO much more.  Get VIP access at facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence

    The ONE Thing Limiting Your Performance

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 80:32


    No Muscle Building Month would be complete without an appearance by Human Performance Expert Dr. Andy Galpin!  This interview offers tools for you to show up as your BEST, highest-performing self... and the knowledge to fix the things that are standing in your way. Dr. Galpin, whose background is in exercise and movement sciences and bioenergetics, directs the Center for Sport Performance, as well as the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory, at CSU Fullerton.  Dr. Galpin also works as a high-performance director for elite athletes across multiple sports such as UFC MMA, Olympic weightlifting, Wrestling, MLB, NFL, powerlifting, and more. In today's episode, Dr. Galpin deconstructs the major factors of the physiological potential of an athlete, and how to assess each one.  Dr. Galpin's framework allows for immediate assessment of the biggest performance anchors and the most important lifestyle changes... along with a highly actionable breath and hydration protocol, tailored to YOUR needs. You'll learn:  What your body needs to self-correct. The KEY to enhancing sleep, hydration, and training adaptability. A lifestyle model to help you make the most effective training and recovery decisions. The BIGGEST catalyst for next-level performance. Learn more about Dr. Galpin: @drandygalpin on Instagram Dr. Galpin's YouTube channel https://www.andygalpin.com/ Click here to get access to the FREE Performance and Recovery Optimization Guide, and other upcoming Muscle-Building guides.  If your own performance goals are a priority, help those around you achieve their goals by sharing this episode with at least one person. ====== Today's episode is sponsored by BiOptimizers MagBreakthrough!  BiOptimizers makes my favorite, high-quality potent magnesium supplement with all 7 forms of magnesium.  Use code MUSCLE at magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence to get 10% off BiOptimizers MagBreakthrough + free shipping.

    Train for MAXIMUM Gains and MASTER Your Mindset

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 19:16


    We're kicking off the third week of Muscle Building Month with some intelligent training tips for MAXIMUM gains.  In today's solocast, I outline the key components of intelligent training, so that you can integrate it into your lifestyle, and focus on self mastery in and out of the gym. You'll learn:  • How to eliminate plateaus with this simple shift.  • How to train to improve EVERY area of your life.  • The difference between isolation and integration.  • How to identify the key impact areas.  • The mindset required to fuel performance. Click here to get access to the FREE Maximum Gains Guide, and other upcoming Muscle-Building guides. These guides contain my top, time-tested tools to improve your training efficiency and mindset. ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. The RED is my recommendation to enhance nitric oxide production, blood flow, and men's sexual function.  The GREEN is a fantastic nutritional catch-all to balance your energy and detoxify your body.  The GOLD is my favorite nighttime blend; with adaptogenic mushrooms and turmeric to combat inflammation and promote rest (it also tastes phenomenal!). Head over to organifi.com/muscle and shop with code MUSCLE to get 20% off now!

    To Build Muscle, Start with Posture: Part 2 with Annette Verpillot

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 29:49


    In part 1 of our Muscle Building Month kick-off episode, Annette Verpillot outlined a complete framework for assessing and improving posture.  As we continue with Muscle Building Month in our MI community, Annette is back for an encore about walking mechanics and WHY they're more important than you may think! Annette is a globally-recognized posturologist who created the Posturepro Method, which has gained global recognition for eliminating chronic pain, increasing strength, and improving sports proficiency.  Annette actively works with professional athletes, trainers, practitioners, and researchers to develop solutions to tackle human mobility issues around the world. You'll learn: The connection between walking and your nervous system. How to use walking to your advantage in ALL training. Why most people walk incorrectly (and how to fix it!) How fixing your gait can improve hip and upper body mobility. Exercises that can CHANGE your life in just 90 seconds per day. Click here to get access to the FREE Episode Guide on improving walking mechanics, and other upcoming Muscle-Building guides. These special EXTENDED guides contain step-by-step frameworks to improve upon your stability, mobility, training efficiency, and physiology. Learn More from Annette:  Website: posturepro.co - 10% off to the MI community when using the Coupon Code MI40. Instagram: @posturepro, Facebook: @Posturepro, Twitter: @posture_pro Youtube: @posturepro1 Posturepro in Tampa at Mi40 for a 2 day in-person course, April 23-24, 2022 Jaw and Body Connection - online course that is presently on sale on pre-launch price of $129 instead of $249 ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. The RED is my recommendation to enhance nitric oxide production, blood flow, and men's sexual function.  The GREEN is a fantastic nutritional catch-all to balance your energy and detoxify your body.  The GOLD is my favorite nighttime blend; with adaptogenic mushrooms and turmeric to combat inflammation and promote rest (it also tastes phenomenal!). Head over to organifi.com/muscle and shop with code MUSCLE to get 20% off now!

    To Build Muscle, Start with Posture: Part 1 with Annette Verpillot

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 33:21


    If you've been following Muscle Building Month in our MI community, you'll know that the foundation of muscle growth is correct posture and structural alignment.  To help YOU optimize your posture, I interviewed Annette Verpillot, a globally-recognized posturologist. Annette created the Posturepro Method, which has gained global recognition for eliminating chronic pain, increasing strength, and improving sports proficiency.  Annette actively works with professional athletes, trainers, practitioners, and researchers to develop solutions to tackle human mobility issues around the world. In today's episode, Annette walks us through three main facets of stability, and how each is connected to the nervous system and performance.  Annette offers action items to immediately assess your own posture, and to begin to cultivate postural balance with exercises that can be done in just minutes. You'll learn: How to balance your nervous system. Why posture SO heavily impacts your performance. What it means to age gracefully (and how to prevent injury). Why getting stronger makes alignment MORE important. Click here to get access to the FREE Episode Guide on postural assessment and improvement, and other upcoming Muscle-Building guides. These special EXTENDED guides contain step-by-step frameworks to improve upon your stability, mobility, training efficiency, and physiology. Learn More from Annette:  Website: posturepro.co - 10% off to the MI community when using the Coupon Code MI40. Instagram: @posturepro, Facebook: @Posturepro, Twitter: @posture_pro Youtube: @posturepro1 Posturepro in Tampa at Mi40 for a 2 day in-person course, April 23-24, 2022 Jaw and Body Connection - online course that is presently on sale on pre-launch price of $129 instead of $249 ====== Thank you to today's show sponsor, BiOptimizers MagBreakthrough!  For an exclusive offer for listeners go to magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence and use MUSCLE10 during checkout, to save 10 percent and get free shipping. You can use code MUSCLE10 on any of BiOptimizers' other products as well... I highly recommend MassZymes for optimal protein assimilation, and KAPEX for those on a ketogenic diet. BiOptimizers is true to their name in optimizing your unique biology, to be the best version of you.

    The Fastest Way to Build and Sustain Muscle Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 63:30


    Maximize your training with my 9-Step Efficiency Framework for Intelligent Muscle Building. Contrary to popular belief, building muscle and training for longevity shouldn't be hard or confusing. You just don't know how... YET. My 9-Step Efficiency Framework is my gift to you, to help you build muscle quickly, and sustain it for life.  After a 20-year bodybuilding career, and working with countless high-performers around the globe, I've identified the highest-impact habits that you can implement IMMEDIATELY to transform your body. If you haven't signed up for Muscle Building Month yet, you still have a chance to get FREE access to all our brand new videos, resources and weekly challenges.  Apply now to join the Muscle Intelligence Community to make sure you get your VIP ticket to every event, program, and exclusive offer I've got coming your way. In this episode, you'll learn: How to MASTER the foundations of intelligent training. Why you're hitting plateaus, and not making progress. Where your training mindset transfers into EVERY area of your life. How to train for longevity, and true health. How you can learn to LOVE training, and make continuous progress. PLUS... to help you integrate this 9-step program into your life, I've created an extended guide for you, that walks you through the steps.  Access the extended guide (and get notified of ALL upcoming Muscle-Building Month guides) here. ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. The RED is my recommendation to enhance nitric oxide production, blood flow, and men's sexual function.  The GREEN is a fantastic nutritional catch-all to balance your energy and detoxify your body.  The GOLD is my favorite nighttime blend; with adaptogenic mushrooms and turmeric to combat inflammation and promote rest (it also tastes phenomenal!). Head over to organifi.com/muscle and shop with code MUSCLE to get 20% off now!

    No Shortcuts: Jay Cutler on Becoming One of the World's Greatest Bodybuilders

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 74:20


    "I was a machine... there was one goal in my whole life since I was 12, and that was to be the best bodybuilder on the planet." -Jay Cutler At age 18, Jay set out on a quest to not just qualify for the world's largest stage, but to WIN it. Jay's 10 championship titles can be attributed to his focus, work ethic, resilient mindset and respect for those around him. On this episode, we breakdown Jay's successes, setbacks, and everything in between. Jay is a true champion, and someone I'm proud to call a friend. Tune in for some actionable tips to WIN in every area of your life. You'll learn: The catalyst to Jay's success and what he did differently from the rest The ONE major misstep of present-day bodybuilders. What to prioritize while competing at an elite level. The differences over time in the bodybuilding industry Click here to download the FREE Episode Guide Now.  Learn more about Jay Cutler and his nutrition & supplement business at jaycutler.com or on Instagram @jaycutler and @cutlernutrition. ====== Thank you to today's sponsor, BiOptimizers MassZymes! MassZymes are the best protein-digesting enzyme on the market.  You are what you digest and assimilate (not what you eat!) and MassZymes can help you absorb up to 3x more protein.  MassZymes are also helpful for recovery, as Bromelain, a key enzyme in the formula, is an anti-inflammatory compound.  Head to masszymes.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE to get 10% off and MORE! ====== If I have to convince you to prioritize your health, Muscle Intelligence coaching isn't for you…. If I have to convince you that the best investment you can make is in yourself…. That being fit is not a temporary decision, but a commitment…. That it's not about MORE or what you do, it's about BETTER and how you do it...  Or that your physical health impacts all areas of your life, keep scrolling. I'm not in the business of convincing anyone.  I'm in the business of transformation. The individuals who come to us are already high-performers.  They're committed. Ready. Don't get me wrong - These guys come with challenges too. They typically have limited time to train, injuries, no gym access, busy families, no customized plans, no specific training knowledge, no coach and an inner fear that it's going to be too hard. But here's the tough love you need to hear:  The only difference between these guys and YOU… is that they took action. They stepped in the ring anyway. I'm looking for a few more men who want to transform in 2022. If you're serious and you're committed, I'd love to see if you're a right fit for a program I'm starting in 2022.  Apply now at https://go.muscleintelligence.com/coaching-application/

    BOOST Mitochondrial Function and EXPAND Your Mind with Ian Mitchell

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 84:10


    Are you ready to radically deconstruct the upper limits, and rewire your perception of what's possible? I reached out to Ian after discovering his revolutionary approach to mitochondrial optimization – a subject that is paramount to longevity, performance and achievement.  Ian and I cover everything from how to optimize the body's production of ATP... to the possibility of healing the central nervous system... to space travel... to the infinite links between quantum biology, meditation, and creativity. Ian Mitchell is an inventor, biochemist, and pharmaceutical developer who specializes in anti-aging technology and peak performance. Ian works with NASA astronauts, Olympic athletes, and other top-tier performers who want to experience superhuman gains. You'll learn: How to regain lost cognitive function. Tools to reverse oxidative stress. ONE thing that offers a huge leap in performance. What it takes to optimize your creative process. KEY takeaways for the health and longevity of our species. Connect with Ian: Wizard Sciences Ian's Instagram account Click here for the FREE episode guide, which includes ALL mentions from the episode (books, videos, etc.) ====== Today's show is also sponsored by BUBS Naturals.  Check out their Collagen and MCT powder, which go in my morning "Intelligence" coffee every day without fail! Collagen is an unbeatable post-workout supplement that is amazing for joint health, skin vitality, and balancing blood sugar.  Powdered MCT oil offers fast-acting, clean, ketogenic energy; heals gut inflammation, and supports immunity. BUBS Naturals also gives 10% of all sales proceeds to help special operations soldiers transition back into civilian life. Use code MUSCLE at checkout to get 20% off at muscleintelligence.com/bubsnaturals ====== Don't miss out on March Muscle-Building Month!  Muscle Intelligence is coming in hot with exclusive offers, brand new video content, and SO much more.  Get VIP access at facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence ====== If I have to convince you to prioritize your health, Muscle Intelligence coaching isn't for you…. If I have to convince you that the best investment you can make is in yourself…. That being fit is not a temporary decision, but a commitment…. That it's not about MORE or what you do, it's about BETTER and how you do it...  Or that your physical health impacts all areas of your life, keep scrolling. I'm not in the business of convincing anyone.  I'm in the business of transformation. The individuals who come to us are already high-performers.  They're committed. Ready. Don't get me wrong - These guys come with challenges too. They typically have limited time to train, injuries, no gym access, busy families, no customized plans, no specific training knowledge, no coach and an inner fear that it's going to be too hard. But here's the tough love you need to hear:  The only difference between these guys and YOU… is that they took action. They stepped in the ring anyway. I'm looking for a few more men who want to transform in 2022. If you're serious and you're committed, I'd love to see if you're a right fit for a program I'm starting in 2022.  Apply now at muscleintelligence.com/apply

    The Key to Bold Leadership and True Masculinity with Bedros Keuilian

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 54:50


    "My definition of a leader, to me, is very simple: an individual that's got a vision that's so big, so grand, and so impactful that he or she MUST recruit others who think, feel, and operate the same way in order to accomplish that." - Bedros Keuilian Bedros Keuilian joins me on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast to detail his journey in healing trauma, keeping his passionate edge, and embodying his greatest role to date: an intentional, masculine leader.  After beginning life in the United States as a refugee from the Soviet Union, Bedros Keuilian went from poverty into self-made entrepreneurship, and cultivated an eight-figure business empire. Today's episode is not only raw and honest, but also incredibly timely and important for the state of the world at the moment. You'll learn:  A framework to rise from expert status to self-made celebrity. The BEST way to stay driven, ambitious, and passionate. How to develop the vision, purpose, and clarity to lead effectively. What masculinity is NOT (and why cultural norms purposefully destabilize the concept of masculinity). The unexpected places where discipline can backfire. Bedros' framework for leadership and rising to the top are also detailed in this free episode guide. Learn more about Bedros: https://www.instagram.com/bedroskeuilian/ https://manup.com/free ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. The RED is my recommendation to enhance nitric oxide production, blood flow, and men's sexual function.  The GOLD is my favorite nighttime blend; with adaptogenic mushrooms and turmeric to combat inflammation and promote rest (it also tastes phenomenal!). Head over to organifi.com/muscle and shop with code MUSCLE to get 20% off now! ====== Today's episode is sponsored by BiOptimizers MagBreakthrough!  BiOptimizers makes my favorite, high-quality potent magnesium supplement with all 7 forms of magnesium.  Use code MUSCLE at magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence to get 10% off BiOptimizers MagBreakthrough. ====== If I have to convince you to prioritize your health, Muscle Intelligence coaching isn't for you…. If I have to convince you that the best investment you can make is in yourself…. That being fit is not a temporary decision, but a commitment…. That it's not about MORE or what you do, it's about BETTER and how you do it...  Or that your physical health impacts all areas of your life, keep scrolling. I'm not in the business of convincing anyone.  I'm in the business of transformation. The individuals who come to us are already high-performers.  They're committed. Ready. Don't get me wrong - These guys come with challenges too. They typically have limited time to train, injuries, no gym access, busy families, no customized plans, no specific training knowledge, no coach and an inner fear that it's going to be too hard. But here's the tough love you need to hear:  The only difference between these guys and YOU… is that they took action. They stepped in the ring anyway. I'm looking for a few more men who want to transform in 2022. If you're serious and you're committed, I'd love to see if you're a right fit for a program I'm starting in 2022.  Apply now at https://go.muscleintelligence.com/coaching-application/

    Breakthroughs in Regenerative Medicine and the Future of Healing with Dr. Anthony Galea and Dr. Adeel Khan

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 51:59


    What is the future of longevity and healing, and how can we expand the capability of our body's internal intelligence? We often hear about anti-aging technology but rarely do we get the opportunity to learn more about the groundbreaking advancements happening in regenerative medicine. Dr. Anthony Galea is a Medical Doctor, and the Medical Director and Founder of the Institute of Human Mechanics. He has been practicing Sports Medicine since 1988, and treating numerous high-profile athletes in his clinic. Dr. Galea is a pioneer in the development of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to treat a variety of injuries. Dr. Adeel Khan is an expert in musculoskeletal medicine, pain medicine, and regenerative medicine. He specializes in Interventional Orthopedics, using orthobiologics with x-ray and/or ultrasound guidance to treat patients. You'll learn: How CytoRich-PRP and stem cell treatments work for rapid, lasting healing. The big issues with traditional back pain treatment. Where all chronic disease originates. The ONE thing that most effectively counters aging. How you can immediately utilize energy healing. Learn more about Dr. Galea and Dr. Khan: https://instituteofhumanmechanics.com/ https://www.instagram.com/dr.akhan/ Click here for the free episode guide.  If you're the type of person who enjoys sharing valuable information, share this episode with someone you know who is interested in longevity, pain management, cutting-edge medical technologies, healing and energetics. ====== If I have to convince you to prioritize your health, Muscle Intelligence coaching isn't for you…. If I have to convince you that the best investment you can make is in yourself…. That being fit is not a temporary decision, but a commitment…. That it's not about MORE or what you do, it's about BETTER and how you do it...  Or that your physical health impacts all areas of your life, keep scrolling. I'm not in the business of convincing anyone.  I'm in the business of transformation. The individuals who come to us are already high-performers.  They're committed. Ready. Don't get me wrong - These guys come with challenges too. They typically have limited time to train, injuries, no gym access, busy families, no customized plans, no specific training knowledge, no coach and an inner fear that it's going to be too hard. But here's the tough love you need to hear:  The only difference between these guys and YOU… is that they took action. They stepped in the ring anyway. I'm looking for a few more men who want to transform in 2022. If you're serious and you're committed, I'd love to see if you're a right fit for a program I'm starting in 2022.  Apply now at https://go.muscleintelligence.com/coaching-application/

    Anti-Aging Interventions, TRT, Cortisol, and How to Fix Your Metabolism with Dr. Kyle Gillett

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 73:04


    Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy really a one-size-fits-all treatment?  How can you stabilize cortisol levels?  We cover it ALL in this episode.  In addition to a deep dive on hormonal health, you'll also get a comprehensive look at cutting-edge longevity practices, and the big levers to repair a broken metabolism. Today's guest, Dr. Kyle Gillett, is an M.D. who emphasizes evidence-based treatment medicine, and who believes each patient should be treated holistically.  Dr. Gillett utilizes shared decision-making, and a patient-centered approach to meet the needs of each individual's body, mind, and soul. You'll learn: Common mistakes made in TRT regiments. Six BIG lifestyle interventions that can be immediately implemented. What defines cellular aging, and what you can do to optimize cellular health. How to balance thyroid and adrenal hormones (plus…a debunk on cortisol confusion). A protocol to repair a broken metabolism. To learn more about Dr. Kyle Gillett, find him on Instagram @kylegillettmd or hear more podcasts with him at https://linktr.ee/Kylegillettmd. Click here for the episode guide.  If you're the type of person who enjoys being helpful and adding value, share this episode with someone you know who would benefit from learning these longevity practices. ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. The RED is my recommendation to enhance nitric oxide production, blood flow, and men's sexual function.  The GOLD is my favorite nighttime blend; with adaptogenic mushrooms and turmeric to combat inflammation and promote rest (it also tastes phenomenal!). Organifi also offers a great-tasting GREEN powder, and numerous other adaptogenic products for stress reduction, immune support, digestion, and detoxification.  Head over to organifi.com/muscle and shop with code MUSCLE to get 20% off now! ====== If I have to convince you to prioritize your health, Muscle Intelligence coaching isn't for you…. If I have to convince you that the best investment you can make is in yourself…. That being fit is not a temporary decision, but a commitment…. That it's not about MORE or what you do, it's about BETTER and how you do it...  Or that your physical health impacts all areas of your life, keep scrolling. I'm not in the business of convincing anyone.  I'm in the business of transformation. The individuals who come to us are already high-performers.  They're committed. Ready. Don't get me wrong - These guys come with challenges too. They typically have limited time to train, injuries, no gym access, busy families, no customized plans, no specific training knowledge, no coach and an inner fear that it's going to be too hard. But here's the tough love you need to hear:  The only difference between these guys and YOU… is that they took action. They stepped in the ring anyway. I'm looking for a few more men who want to transform in 2022. If you're serious and you're committed, I'd love to see if you're a right fit for a program I'm starting in 2022.  Apply now at https://go.muscleintelligence.com/coaching-application/

    The Key to Optimal Human Health, Biodiversity, and Prosperous Civilization with Robb Wolf

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 78:40


    Deciphering the impact of our dietary choices on our own health, social and cultural discrepancies, and the future of the environment, is increasingly challenging among the mass of information that most of us face daily. There is a case for eating beef that offers an opportunity for environmental restoration, preservation of traditional cultural practices, and an equal chance at health for as many populations as possible.  Today's guest, Robb Wolf, has done the research, isolated the facts, and uncovered revelations that debunk years of dietary dogma. You'll learn:  Crucial considerations that may be at odds with common nutritional propaganda. What industrial, monocropped food systems mean for the future of the planet. How consciously raising livestock can actually reverse climate change. Why the direction of Big Food hits those near the bottom of the socio-economic ladder the hardest. The dangers and dispassion behind the movement to eliminate global traditional food systems. Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist, is the New York Times & WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat.  Robb's newest book is Sacred Cow, co-authored by Diana Rodgers, R.D.  Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, books and seminars. This episode is accompanied by a special downloadable episode guide in PDF form.  Share it with someone you know who will find it valuable! ====== Today's show is also sponsored by BUBS Naturals.  Check out their Collagen and MCT powder, which goes in my morning "Intelligence" coffee every day without fail! Collagen is an unbeatable post-workout supplement that is amazing for joint health, skin vitality, and balancing blood sugar.  Powdered MCT oil offers fast-acting, clean, ketogenic energy; heals gut inflammation, and supports immunity. BUBS Naturals supports an amazing cause with every purchase made, and gives 10% of all sales proceeds to help special operations soldiers transition back into civilian life. Use code MUSCLE at checkout to get 25% off sitewide in January at muscleintelligence.com/bubsnaturals ====== Thank you to today's sponsor, BiOptimizers MassZymes! MassZymes are the best protein-digesting enzyme on the market.  You are what you digest and assimilate (not what you eat!) and MassZymes can help you absorb up to 3x more protein.  MassZymes are also helpful for recovery, as Bromelain, a key enzyme in the formula, is an anti-inflammatory compound.  Head to masszymes.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE to get 10% off and MORE! ====== If I have to convince you to prioritize your health, Muscle Intelligence coaching isn't for you…. If I have to convince you that the best investment you can make is in yourself…. That being fit is not a temporary decision, but a commitment…. That it's not about MORE or what you do, it's about BETTER and how you do it...  Or that your physical health impacts all areas of your life, keep scrolling. I'm not in the business of convincing anyone.  I'm in the business of transformation. The individuals who come to us are already high-performers.  They're committed. Ready. Don't get me wrong - These guys come with challenges too. They typically have limited time to train, injuries, no gym access, busy families, no customized plans, no specific training knowledge, no coach and an inner fear that it's going to be too hard. But here's the tough love you need to hear:  The only difference between these guys and YOU… is that they took action. They stepped in the ring anyway. I'm looking for a few more men who want to transform in 2022. If you're serious and you're committed, I'd love to see if you're a right fit for a program I'm starting in 2022.  Apply now at muscleintelligence.com/apply ====== www.muscleintelligence.com  - The world's leading resource on intelligent muscle building. We have taught and certified hundreds of coaches all over the world in our methods that emphasize a holistic approach to physical and mental optimization through a harmonious blend of modern science and ancient wisdom...check out www.muscleintelligence.com JOIN THE FREE COMMUNITY and become part of the Muscle Intelligence Movement as we support a shift in the HEALTH & CONSCIOUSNESS of humanity. The Muscle Intelligence Community empowers men and women with the knowledge, skillset and inspiration to thrive by applying the 6 Pillars of a Lean, Healthy and Muscular Body. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence

    Elevate Heart Health: a Holistic Approach with Dr. Michael Twyman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 50:15


    Cardiovascular health is a growing concern in the greater fitness community.  We've brought in Dr. Michael Twyman, an expert in the field, to debunk the myths and answer the big questions around prevention, testing, and optimization of cardiovascular function. Dr. Twyman is a board certified cardiologist who focuses on the prevention and early detection of heart disease.  Heart attack prevention is Dr. Twyman's passion.  He utilizes the best of conventional medicine, integrative/functional medicine, quantum medicine, and biohacking to get to the root cause of each patient's cardiovascular issues.  You'll learn: How to assess your unique cardiovascular risk profile. What connections exist between the carnivore diet and heart health. The surprising link between sexual wellness and endothelial function. Simple steps to boost your body's production of nitric oxide. The one under-utilized lever to enhance cardiovascular health (and...it costs absolutely nothing!) Learn more about Dr. Twyman: instagram @drtwyman ^ IG Lives on Mondays! www.drtwyman.com This episode is accompanied by a special downloadable episode guide in PDF form.  Share it with someone you know who will find it valuable! ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. The RED is my recommendation to enhance nitric oxide production, blood flow, and men's sexual function.  The GOLD is my favorite nighttime blend; with adaptogenic mushrooms and turmeric to combat inflammation and promote rest (it also tastes phenomenal!). Organifi also offers a great-tasting GREEN powder, and numerous other adaptogenic products for stress reduction, immune support, digestion, and detoxification.  Head over to organifi.com/muscle and shop with code MUSCLE to get 20% off now! ====== Thank you to our show sponsor BiOptimizers Biome Breakthrough!  Biome Breakthrough contains powerful probiotics, prebiotics, and specific proteins to optimize the gut microbiome and support your immune system so that you are strong, healthy, and able to tackle your 2022 goals. Biome Breakthrough can eliminate bad bacteria, feed good bacteria, build up your immunity, and repair your gut lining — all at the same time.  Head over to https://biomebreakthrough.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off! ====== www.muscleintelligence.com  - The world's leading resource on intelligent muscle building. We have taught and certified hundreds of coaches all over the world in our methods that emphasize a holistic approach to physical and mental optimization through a harmonious blend of modern science and ancient wisdom...check out www.muscleintelligence.com JOIN THE FREE COMMUNITY and become part of the Muscle Intelligence Movement as we support a shift in the HEALTH & CONSCIOUSNESS of humanity. The Muscle Intelligence Community empowers men and women with the knowledge, skillset and inspiration to thrive by applying the 6 Pillars of a Lean, Healthy and Muscular Body. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence If you are looking for bodybuilding guidance, videos, workouts, the proper training split to build muscle, see how IFBB PRO Ben Pakulski builds big muscle through the best online program here https://www.muscleintelligence.com - For Students Of IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski. Where the Smartest People Come To Build Muscle FAST - www.muscleintelligence.com/bodypart Don't miss any of Ben Pakulski's workout or training tips by subscribing to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenPakIFBB And "LIKING" the fan-page here: https://www.facebook.com/BenPakulskiMuscleIntelligence Make sure to HIT SUBSCRIBE before you go, and leave Ben a comment or question for a future episode.

    Optimize Male Sexual Performance with Dr. Judson Brandeis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 52:42


    Vitality and longevity often have a symbiotic relationship with sexual health and performance... Are you ready for an information-packed episode that can teach you the best tools to maximize your performance, in and out of the bedroom?  Whether you're over 35, or under 35 and looking to set yourself up for success in the future, this interview is a must-listen for any modern-day male! Dr. Judson Brandeis has a truly holistic approach to men's health that encompasses both physicality and mental-emotional wellness.  An award winning urologist and sexual medicine expert, Dr. Brandeis is also a clinical researcher, physician educator, caring clinician, and surgeon.  Dr. Brandeis recently authored the ultimate men's health book, The 21st Century Man: Advice from 50 Top Doctors and Men's Health Experts to Help You Feel Great, Look Good and Have Better Sex. You'll learn: A complete men's rejuvenation protocol to boost muscle growth and fat loss. Why nitric oxide is the ultimate compound to enhance men's health. What you can do to take control of your health & prevent vascular degeneration. How shockwave therapy works to enhance sexual performance. A well-rounded, individualized approach to balancing hormones. Click here for resources from Dr. Brandeis in our episode notes PDF - https://muscleintelligence.com/episode221 !  Share them with someone you know who will find them valuable. ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. The RED is my recommendation to enhance nitric oxide production, blood flow, and men's sexual function.  The GOLD is my favorite nighttime blend; with adaptogenic mushrooms and turmeric to combat inflammation and promote rest (it also tastes phenomenal!). Organifi also offers a great-tasting GREEN powder, and numerous other adaptogenic products for stress reduction, immune support, digestion, and detoxification.  Head over to organifi.com/muscle and shop with code MUSCLE to get 20% off now! ====== www.muscleintelligence.com  - The world's leading resource on intelligent muscle building. We have taught and certified hundreds of coaches all over the world in our methods that emphasize a holistic approach to physical and mental optimization through a harmonious blend of modern science and ancient wisdom...check out www.muscleintelligence.com JOIN THE FREE COMMUNITY and become part of the Muscle Intelligence Movement as we support a shift in the HEALTH & CONSCIOUSNESS of humanity. The Muscle Intelligence Community empowers men and women with the knowledge, skillset and inspiration to thrive by applying the 6 Pillars of a Lean, Healthy and Muscular Body. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence If you are looking for bodybuilding guidance, videos, workouts, the proper training split to build muscle, see how IFBB PRO Ben Pakulski builds big muscle through the best online program here https://www.muscleintelligence.com - For Students Of IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski. Where the Smartest People Come To Build Muscle FAST - www.muscleintelligence.com/bodypart Don't miss any of Ben Pakulski's workout or training tips by subscribing to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenPakIFBB And "LIKING" the fan-page here: https://www.facebook.com/BenPakulskiMuscleIntelligence Make sure to HIT SUBSCRIBE before you go, and leave Ben a comment or question for a future episode.

    Ben's 33 Best Practices for Longevity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 57:04


    After a 20-year bodybuilding career, everyone asks why I've changed the way that I train, and why I approach fitness and health so differently after retiring from competition.  As I continue to build upon the foundation of being lean, healthy, and muscular for life, longevity has become a huge focus for myself and the high-achieving individuals who go through Muscle Intelligence training. Today's episode offers you the BEST techniques and habits to bridge the gap between intelligent muscle-building and longevity.  Today's 33 tools are immediately applicable for men and women of ALL ages who aim to show up as their best selves day in and day out. You'll learn: Everyday practices to help you maintain quality of life as you get older (and why it's SO important to start young). Nutritional and supplemental protocols to optimize performance, energy, and cognition. Why muscles are EXTREMELY important, valuable organs. How intentionality, clarity, and mindfulness transform into true fulfillment. Plus...the ONE factor that defines the entire aging process. P.S. Today's episode comes with a special offer: I've got episode notes for you (click here!) that make it easy to keep today's tips with you as you move through the rest of your month, year, and life.  The episode notes PDF includes links to all episodes, websites, and people that I've mentioned in this episode.  Share them with someone that you know will find them valuable! ====== Thank you to today's sponsor, BiOptimizers Biome Breakthrough!  Biome Breakthrough contains powerful probiotics, prebiotics, and specific proteins to optimize the gut microbiome and support your immune system so that you are strong, healthy, and able to tackle your 2022 goals. Biome Breakthrough can eliminate bad bacteria, feed good bacteria, build up your immunity, and repair your gut lining — all at the same time.  Head over to https://biomebreakthrough.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off! ====== Today's show is also sponsored by BUBS Naturals.  Check out their Collagen and MCT powder, which goes in my morning "Intelligence" coffee every day without fail! Collagen is an unbeatable post-workout supplement that is amazing for joint health, skin vitality, and balancing blood sugar.  Powdered MCT oil offers fast-acting, clean, ketogenic energy; heals gut inflammation, and supports immunity. BUBS Naturals supports an amazing cause with every purchase made, and gives 10% of all sales proceeds to help special operations soldiers transition back into civilian life. Use code MUSCLE at checkout to get 25% off sitewide in January at muscleintelligence.com/bubsnaturals ====== www.muscleintelligence.com  - The world's leading resource on intelligent muscle building. We have taught and certified hundreds of coaches all over the world in our methods that emphasize a holistic approach to physical and mental optimization through a harmonious blend of modern science and ancient wisdom...check out www.muscleintelligence.com JOIN THE FREE COMMUNITY and become part of the Muscle Intelligence Movement as we support a shift in the HEALTH & CONSCIOUSNESS of humanity. The Muscle Intelligence Community empowers men and women with the knowledge, skillset and inspiration to thrive by applying the 6 Pillars of a Lean, Healthy and Muscular Body. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence If you are looking for bodybuilding guidance, videos, workouts, the proper training split to build muscle, see how IFBB PRO Ben Pakulski builds big muscle through the best online program here https://www.muscleintelligence.com - For Students Of IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski. Where the Smartest People Come To Build Muscle FAST - www.muscleintelligence.com/bodypart Don't miss any of Ben Pakulski's workout or training tips by subscribing to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenPakIFBB And "LIKING" the fan-page here: https://www.facebook.com/BenPakulskiMuscleIntelligence Make sure to HIT SUBSCRIBE before you go, and leave Ben a comment or question for a future episode.

    2021, A Year in Review: Muscle Intelligence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 63:18


    Today's episode is a special one.  We've sifted through all of the amazing episodes we published in 2021 and picked out a handful of listener favorites to kick off 2022 in a BIG way. These "Year in Review" clips are from episodes that center around Ben's foundations of building a lean, healthy, and muscular body for life... and fundamentally all things that go into creating high performance. If you're someone who's ready to push your limits this year, and bring about transformation in ANY part of your life, this one's for you!  All of the full episodes are linked below, and are also available via downloadable PDF: click here for the PDF with episode links and ALL of 2021's sponsor discount codes. Thank you to today's sponsor, Organifi, for hooking listeners up with 20% off!  Use code MUSCLE when you buy the highest quality adaptogenic products to help start the year off right at organifi.com/muscle! Full episode links:  1. New Man Emerging with Mike Desanti on intentionality, honesty, and creating the life you were meant to lead. 2. The Essentials for Success in Bodybuilding and Body Transformations with Muscle Nerd Luke Leaman about the art of coaching, and an intelligent approach to individualized client programming. 3. The Power of Your Breath with World-Renowned Breathing Expert Patrick McKeown on nasal breathing and powerful life changes. 4. Create Your Reality to Express Your Greatness with Peter Crone, the Mind Architect, on awareness, compassion, and undoing the programming of our subconscious mind. 5. An Individualized, Demand-Based Framework of Nutrition with Sam Miller on the cyclical nature of dieting, as well as circadian biology and its implication on nutrition, for elite performers. 6. Crush Your Goals by Reframing Your Mindset and Beliefs with Kasey Jo Orvidas, Ph.D. on the latest research around growth mindset, and how to set effective goals. 7. A Muscle Building Framework: What I wish Someone had told me about Adding Muscle and Transforming any Body: a solocast from Ben that encourages you to explore the expansion of the perception of exercise as merely hard work and effort. ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. My daytime favorite is the RED for vasodilation, pre-workout energy, and post-workout recovery.  The GOLD is my favorite nighttime blend; with adaptogenic mushrooms and turmeric to combat inflammation and promote rest (it also tastes phenomenal!). Organifi also offers a great-tasting greens powder, and numerous other adaptogenic products for stress reduction, immune support, digestion, and detoxification.  Head over to organifi.com/muscle and shop with code MUSCLE to get 20% off now! ====== www.muscleintelligence.com  - The world's leading resource on intelligent muscle building. We have taught and certified hundreds of coaches all over the world in our methods that emphasize a holistic approach to physical and mental optimization through a harmonious blend of modern science and ancient wisdom...check out www.muscleintelligence.com JOIN THE FREE COMMUNITY and become part of the Muscle Intelligence Movement as we support a shift in the HEALTH & CONSCIOUSNESS of humanity. The Muscle Intelligence Community empowers men and women with the knowledge, skillset and inspiration to thrive by applying the 6 Pillars of a Lean, Healthy and Muscular Body. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence If you are looking for bodybuilding guidance, videos, workouts, the proper training split to build muscle, see how IFBB PRO Ben Pakulski builds big muscle through the best online program here https://www.muscleintelligence.com - For Students Of IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski. Where the Smartest People Come To Build Muscle FAST - www.muscleintelligence.com/bodypart Don't miss any of Ben Pakulski's workout or training tips by subscribing to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenPakIFBB And "LIKING" the fan-page here: https://www.facebook.com/BenPakulskiMuscleIntelligence Make sure to HIT SUBSCRIBE before you go, and leave Ben a comment or question for a future episode.

    Find Your Why and Lead with Purpose, Featuring Paul Epstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 56:04


    What is the foundation that drives your purpose?  How can you identify and define your values?  Today's guest, Paul Epstein, is a leadership coach and speaker, best-selling author, and a former NFL and NBA business executive.  Paul guides businesses, organizations, and teams to find their "why" and tap into their innate talent and potential. As we approach 2022, this conversation is a truly special one around defining what inspires you, and taking control of your future so that you can make a positive impact. Listen to learn:  What separates the elite from the pack. How to have an offensive (versus defensive) mindset. When to go against the brain's default setting of comfort. Why it's so important to seek critique. Where to begin identifying the most meaningful, impactful experiences of your life. Learn more about Paul Epstein:  https://paulepsteinspeaks.com The Power of Playing Offense ====== Thank you to our sponsor Real Mushrooms for supporting our podcast and for bringing you the best quality organic mushroom extracts on the market. Real Mushrooms emphasizes the REAL, because many so-called “mushroom” products on the market don't contain 100% mushrooms. To learn more, please visit realmushrooms.com/ben. Code BEN at checkout gets you 30% off your first purchase, and code MUSCLE 20% off for returning customers at https://realmushrooms.com/ben. ====== Thank you to today's sponsor, BiOptimizers MassZymes! MassZymes are the best protein-digesting enzyme on the market.  You are what you digest and assimilate (not what you eat!) and MassZymes can help you absorb up to 3x more protein.  MassZymes are also helpful for recovery, as Bromelain, a key enzyme in the formula, is an anti-inflammatory compound.  Head to masszymes.com/muscle and use code MUSCLE10 to get 10% off and MORE! ====== www.muscleintelligence.com  - The world's leading resource on intelligent muscle building. We have taught and certified hundreds of coaches all over the world in our methods that emphasize a holistic approach to physical and mental optimization through a harmonious blend of modern science and ancient wisdom...check out www.muscleintelligence.com JOIN THE FREE COMMUNITY and become part of the Muscle Intelligence Movement as we support a shift in the HEALTH & CONSCIOUSNESS of humanity. The Muscle Intelligence Community empowers men and women with the knowledge, skillset and inspiration to thrive by applying the 6 Pillars of a Lean, Healthy and Muscular Body. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence If you are looking for bodybuilding guidance, videos, workouts, the proper training split to build muscle, see how IFBB PRO Ben Pakulski builds big muscle through the best online program here https://www.muscleintelligence.com - For Students Of IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski. Where the Smartest People Come To Build Muscle FAST - www.muscleintelligence.com/bodypart Don't miss any of Ben Pakulski's workout or training tips by subscribing to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenPakIFBB And "LIKING" the fan-page here: https://www.facebook.com/BenPakulskiMuscleIntelligence Make sure to HIT SUBSCRIBE before you go, and leave Ben a comment or question for a future episode.

    Activate Brain Wave States to Deepen Consciousness with Judith Pennington

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 68:27


    Interested in connecting to your subconscious intelligence?  What about accessing deeper peace, creativity, intuition... and ultimately, the answers to navigate your own life's journey? It may surprise you that these states of heightened consciousness are truly accessible for everyone. Today's guest, Judith Pennington, combines the practices of deepening consciousness with the neuroscience of brain wave states to forge a path to true healing and personal transformation.  Judith is the founder of the Institute for the Awakened Mind, centered around electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback meditation for conscious evolution. This conversation between Ben and Judith is perfectly tuned in to the possibilities for reflective practices at the year's end!  Listen and learn: Immediate techniques to induce alpha brain waves states for awareness and healing. How to become more conscious of your decisions. The importance of mental and sensory associations to ground yourself into a peaceful state. Why intention is so vital to energetic practices. Tools to bring yourself into a parasympathetic, theta brain wave state. A breakdown of brain wave states from Judith's Mind Mirror Portal: Beta (38-14 Hz): conscious, external awareness.  Logical thought and intellect.  Often indicative of stress and anxiety in its highest frequencies and amplitudes. Alpha (14-8 Hz): a relaxed awareness, shifting towards internal states.  Activated in visualization and imagination.  The "bridge" that connects the conscious and subconscious mind. Theta (8-4 Hz): subconscious; long-term memory and dreaming; intuition and spiritual insight.  Connection to the core of the psyche and soul. Delta (4-0.5 Hz): unconscious mind; portal to universal consciousness; deep restorative sleep state. Gamma (30-100 Hz): superconscious awareness of peace and transcendence; triggered by love, compassion, and high amplitude delta/theta.  Associated with spiritual ecstasy and neurogenesis/neuroplasticity. Learn more about Judith and her work: https://judithpennington.com https://mindmirrorportal.com ====== Thank you to our show sponsor Organifi!  Shop with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle for 20% off! Organifi offers juice and adaptogenic blend powders, as well as supplements to support immunity, digestion, and detoxification.  Everything is certified glyphosate residue free, 100% organic, and free of all major food allergens. My daytime favorite is the RED for vasodilation, pre-workout energy, and post-workout recovery.  The GOLD is my favorite nighttime blend; with adaptogenic mushrooms and turmeric to combat inflammation and promote rest (it also tastes phenomenal!). Organifi also offers a great-tasting greens powder, and numerous other adaptogenic products for stress reduction, immune support, digestion, and detoxification.  Head over to organifi.com/muscle and shop with code MUSCLE to get 20% off now! ====== Thank you to today's sponsor Optimize.me—It's one of my absolute favorite services in the world—and it's being offered to our listeners for FREE!    Get instant access to: 650+PhilosophersNotes (6-pg PDFs & 20-min MP3s breaking down the big ideas from the best books), 1,000+ Optimize +1s (3-4-5 minute practical micro-lessons), and 50+ Optimal Living 101s (hour-long classes on everything from peak performance, mental toughness, and leadership to positive psychology, parenting and more)—all to help you get More Wisdom, In Less Time.    Create your free wisdom membership and join me in Optimizing, today >> optimize.me/muscle!   Our community is also being offered an AMAZING deal on Optimize Coach—a 300-day, scientifically-proven training program for helping you become the best version of yourself.  I've done it myself, and it's one of the most life-changing commitments I've made to date.   It's normally $1,000, but you can now join for ONLY $300, AND you'll get to bring a friend for free.  Click to join!   —Ben   ====== www.muscleintelligence.com  - The world's leading resource on intelligent muscle building. We have taught and certified hundreds of coaches all over the world in our methods that emphasize a holistic approach to physical and mental optimization through a harmonious blend of modern science and ancient wisdom...check out www.muscleintelligence.com JOIN THE FREE COMMUNITY and become part of the Muscle Intelligence Movement as we support a shift in the HEALTH & CONSCIOUSNESS of humanity. The Muscle Intelligence Community empowers men and women with the knowledge, skillset and inspiration to thrive by applying the 6 Pillars of a Lean, Healthy and Muscular Body. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence If you are looking for bodybuilding guidance, videos, workouts, the proper training split to build muscle, see how IFBB PRO Ben Pakulski builds big muscle through the best online program here https://www.muscleintelligence.com - For Students Of IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski. Where the Smartest People Come To Build Muscle FAST - www.muscleintelligence.com/bodypart Don't miss any of Ben Pakulski's workout or training tips by subscribing to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenPakIFBB And "LIKING" the fan-page here: https://www.facebook.com/BenPakulskiMuscleIntelligence Make sure to HIT SUBSCRIBE before you go, and leave Ben a comment or question for a future episode.

    Simple Dietary Changes for Life-Changing Impact with Dr. Ted Naiman

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 48:19


    What do ALL successful weight loss stories have in common?  What is a driving factor behind balancing your blood sugar?  The answer might be simpler than you think... Today's guest, Dr. Ted Naiman, has spent almost 20 years as a primary care provider with a unique focus: diet and nutrition. Once a vegetarian who eventually transitioned to the Atkins diet, and later the paleo diet, Dr. Naiman is the founder of the P.E. (Protein : Energy) Diet. Ben and Dr. Naiman dissect everything from keto weight loss stalling to the anabolic resistance that comes with age... PLUS the one commonality of every single diet designed for fat loss, metabolic health, and bodybuilding. You'll learn: The key to achieving your weight loss and/or performance goals. The ONE factor that matters most in every diet. The insulinogenic impact of protein. Simple changes that can improve your health immediately. Best practices for digesting and absorbing high-quality sources of protein. Learn more about Dr. Ted Naiman: tednaiman.com thepediet.com Instagram @tednaiman ====== Today's sponsor is Optimize.me—It's one of my absolute favorite services in the world—and it's being offered to our listeners for FREE!    Get instant access to: 650+PhilosophersNotes (6-pg PDFs & 20-min MP3s breaking down the big ideas from the best books), 1,000+ Optimize +1s (3-4-5 minute practical micro-lessons), and 50+ Optimal Living 101s (hour-long classes on everything from peak performance, mental toughness, and leadership to positive psychology, parenting and more)—all to help you get More Wisdom, In Less Time.    Create your free wisdom membership and join me in Optimizing, today >> optimize.me/muscle!   Our community is also being offered an AMAZING deal on Optimize Coach—a 300-day, scientifically-proven training program for helping you become the best version of yourself.  I've done it myself, and it's one of the most life-changing commitments I've made to date.   It's normally $1,000, but you can now join for ONLY $300, AND you'll get to bring a friend for free.  Click to join!   —Ben   ====== www.muscleintelligence.com  - The world's leading resource on intelligent muscle building. We have taught and certified hundreds of coaches all over the world in our methods that emphasize a holistic approach to physical and mental optimization through a harmonious blend of modern science and ancient wisdom...check out www.muscleintelligence.com JOIN THE FREE COMMUNITY and become part of the Muscle Intelligence Movement as we support a shift in the HEALTH & CONSCIOUSNESS of humanity. The Muscle Intelligence Community empowers men and women with the knowledge, skillset and inspiration to thrive by applying the 6 Pillars of a Lean, Healthy and Muscular Body. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/muscleintelligence If you are looking for bodybuilding guidance, videos, workouts, the proper training split to build muscle, see how IFBB PRO Ben Pakulski builds big muscle through the best online program here https://www.muscleintelligence.com - For Students Of IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski. Where the Smartest People Come To Build Muscle FAST - www.muscleintelligence.com/bodypart Don't miss any of Ben Pakulski's workout or training tips by subscribing to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BenPakIFBB And "LIKING" the fan-page here: https://www.facebook.com/BenPakulskiMuscleIntelligence Make sure to HIT SUBSCRIBE before you go, and leave Ben a comment or question for a future episode.

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