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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 fields focusing on health optimization (nutrition, sleep, hormones, mindfulness and mind set), strength, (both physical and mental), and muscle hypertrophy. Learn proven strategies for optimum life performance, whether it be in the gym, the board room or the bedroom; this is the blueprint for becoming the upgraded modern man. Ladies, this podcast is for you too. The topics, tips, and life hacks covered are essential for every individual who wants to upgrade themselves mentally and physically.

Muscle Intelligence Ben Pakulski

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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 fields focusing on health optimization (nutrition, sleep, hormones, mindfulness and mind set), strength, (both physical and mental), and muscle hypertrophy. Learn proven strategies for optimum life performance, whether it be in the gym, the board room or the bedroom; this is the blueprint for becoming the upgraded modern man. Ladies, this podcast is for you too. The topics, tips, and life hacks covered are essential for every individual who wants to upgrade themselves mentally and physically.

    An individualised, demand-based framework of nutrition with Sam Miller

    An individualised, demand-based framework of nutrition with Sam Miller

     
    Get your pen and paper out for this episode.
    Sam Miller joins me to talk about a nutritional approach that is NOT based on a believe system, or macros, or specific diets. Instead, this insightful conversation is about an individualised and adaptable, demand-based framework of nutrition.
     
    Sam has spent the last 14 years sharing his quest for health, fitness, and nutrition knowledge with the world. Sam is an online coach, educator, and mentor, dedicated to providing simple, yet strategic ways to amplify your results wither with your clients or for yourself. 
     
     
    Time Stamps: 
    [0:24] Intro to guest Sam Miller
    [1:36] Ancestral Supplements - use code BEN for 10% off

    [4:08] Ben’s approach to nutrition
    [4:28] The Foundations of Human Nutrition
    [5:30] Internal health proceeds physical goals
    [5:57] Practices and perception
    [6:57] Dosing nutritional protocols 
    [8:20] Physical demands vs lifestyle demands
    [11:00] Objective markers vs subjective variables
    [14:20] Order of operations/ SHREDS
    [17:38] Macros vs the 10 toggles
    [22:57] Ben’s take on macros
    [26:20] Female metabolism
    [30:50] Looking at data points 
    [35:50] Insulin and HRV
    [38:54] Faster vs fed state
    [40:15] Mitochondria
    [44:12] Seasonal and cyclical approaches
    [50:20] Ketogenic diet
    [55:10] Mi40 Muscle Camp in May
    [56:26] Omega ratios
    [1:00:24] Digestive distress - pushing calories
    [1:04:44] Chewing and digestion
    [1:09:04] Supplementation advice
    [1:11:53] Sleep advice
    [1:16:23] Peptides
    [1:21:33] Sam Miller's Mentorship Program
     
     
    Muscle Camp at Mi40 Gym - May 7-9, 2021  
    Go to https://www.mi40gym.com/class/ for more information and to sign up!
     
    Find Sam Miller here: 
    https://www.sammillerscience.com
    www.instagram.com/sammillerscience
    https://www.metabolismblueprint.com/
     
    Mentioned:
    Dr. Eric Serrano on the Muscle Expert Podcast: Optimise your hormones, body composition and the best diet https://www.muscleintelligence.com/serrano/
    Dr. Ben Bikman on the Muscle Expert Podcast: The Effects of Insulin Sensitivity on Health and Longevity  https://www.muscleintelligence.com/bikman/
    Dr. Ben Bikman on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast: Controlling insulin and inflammation, and understanding metabolic flexibility https://www.muscleintelligence.com/episode124/
    Dr. Andrew Huberman Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/AndrewHubermanLab/
    Charles Poliquin: https://strengthsenseiinc.com/ 
    Cronometer for Micronutrient tracking: https://cronometer.com
    Ryan Smith on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast: Epigenetic Aging and Aging Backwards  https://www.muscleintelligence.com/164-epigenetic-aging-and-aging-backwards-with-ryan-smith/
     
    Sponsor: 
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    Q&A - How to progress in training, find your soul's purpose, and become a leader

    Q&A - How to progress in training, find your soul's purpose, and become a leader

    On this solo Q&A episode, I cover three topics:
    First I walk you through the four boxes you need to check in order to progress in your training. 
    Then I answer a questions that I get asked often, particularly in the current time, of how to find your soul's purpose, how to ultimately find what you want to do in life. 
    And finally, I give you my advice on how to become someone of value - plus an added daily habit I think everyone should implement.
    I hope you enjoy this episode and if you do, don't forget to join me on Instagram and let me know what resonated with you most in this episode. 
     
    [0:23] - Today’s three topics
    [1:22] Belcampo - use code MUSCLE for 20% off
    [2:38] Progress in training
    [3:17] Your four boxes
    [4:00] Ben’s email list 
    [4:50] Stability
    [5:10] Mobility
    [7:10] Get strong in positions
    [8:50] Unconscious competence 
    [9:20] Learn to challenge the muscle
    [10:40] Skill
    [12:40] Positions of weakness
    [13:45] You’re only as good as your weakest link
    [14:17] Skale Output
    [15:25] What do you want to do in life?
    [16:30] Write lists
    [18:05] Remove social constructs
    [20:25] Help yourself first 
    [21:11] RealMushrooms - use code BEN as first-time buyer for 30% off or MUSCLE for returning customers for 20% off 
    [22:11] Become someone of value 
    [23:49] Invest in yourself
    [24:10] Ben’s list of non-negotiables 
    [25:25] Big me vs. Small me
    [26:16] Challenge the walls
    [27:30] Accept who you are
    [29:52] Ben’s daily habit
    If you enjoyed today's episode, please share it with someone you love and leave me a review on Apple Podcasts.
    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 Real Mushrooms. Code BEN at checkout gets you 30% off your first purchase, and code MUSCLE 20% off for returning customers.
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    We're very excited to announce this new partnership. Belcampo is is on a mission to revolutionize the meat industry for the well-being of people, the planet, and animals by farming meat the right way. Try their products - you'll taste the difference!
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    The Health and Performance Benefits of EZ-Water with Rowena Gates

    The Health and Performance Benefits of EZ-Water with Rowena Gates

    Rowena Gates, a principal at Eng3 Corporation, joins me on this episode to talk about the NanoVi, a device which I use regularly and have seen huge health and performance benefits from.
    The NanoVi technology uses a specific type of structured water to help repair every day cell damage caused by what you eat, what you breather, what you are exposed to and oxidative stress. It’s a fascinating process and recovery tool, that you’ll feel immediate as well as long-lasting results from. 
     
    In this conversation, we discuss how the device works on every cell in your body, the improvements in recovery, HRV, sleep, oxidative stress, and inflammation. 
     
    Rowena helped launch Eng3’s NanoVi technology and currently oversees business development related to health, regeneration, and performance. Rowena has been a serial entrepreneur since 1995 when she co-founded one of the earliest companies to offer an Internet-based solution to the logistics industry. Rowena received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington for her work on international strategic alliances and economic development. When not helping bring NanoVi to the world, Rowena enjoys a range of outdoor activities, family, friends, and her own version of biohacking.
     
     
    Time stamps:
    [1:15] Intro to structured water
    [2:00] Intro to Rowena Gates
    [3:44] BLUBlox - use code MUSCLE for 15% off
    [6:34] Proteins in the cell
    [9:00] Improve the environment for proteins
    [10:20] Water in the cell
    [11:25] What is structured water?
    [13:10] NanoVi approach
    [14:30] Inside-out approach
    [16:20] Charges in the body
    [17:10] What is protein folding?
    [20:20] Organised water
    [21:40] Oxidative ageing
    [23:19] Studies on athletes
    [24:45] Inflammatory markers
    [25:50] Ben’s experience 
    [26:24] Repair and Recovery
    [28:20] Improved brain function
    [30:05] Mental performance
    [32:30] Endurance improvement
    [35:50] Making this device accessible
    [39:40] Improvements in HRV 
    [41:05] Sleep
    [42:50] Difference in devices
    [44:20] Self testing
    [46:45] Demonstration of the device
    [47:16] Rowena’s website and link information
    [48:45] Ben’s sign-off
     
     
    To learn more about the NanoVi, please visit:
    https://eng3corp.com/benpak
    https://eng3corp.com/nanovi-for-protein-folding-312/
     
     
    Other podcasts about structured water: 
    Muscle Expert Podcast #69 - Hans Eng & Rowena Gates on Mitigation Oxidative Stress and Improving Recovery  Muscle Expert Podcast #137 - How to optimise health and improve aging through structured water with Gerald Pollack   
     
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    Decide your habits, decide your future with Geoff Woods

    Decide your habits, decide your future with Geoff Woods

    Today’s guest Geoff Woods is the Vice President of The ONE Thing and the host of The ONE Thing podcast which is in the top 5% of all podcasts in the world. After hearing the Jim Rohn quote that "you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with" Geoff set out on a mission to surround himself with high-level CEOs and successful entrepreneurs. Fast forward, Geoff went from employee to entrepreneur, launching a company with the co-authors of the best-selling book The ONE Thing. Geoff is on a mission to help people better invest their time and achieve extraordinary results.
     
    We talk about finding and utilising the smallest domino to cascade movement towards your one thing, what leadership is and is not, the importance of the five people you surround yourself with and how to pick them, and much more. 
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with someone you love. Come join the conversation HERE and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. 
     
     
    Find out more about The ONE Thing here: 
    www.the1thing.com
    The ONE Thing Resources 
    Your 411 - Free Tool 
     
     
    Books Mentioned: 
    The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
     
    13 Fatal Errors Managers Make and How You Can Avoid Them
     
    Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom
     
    How to Win Friends & Influence People
     
    Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
     


    Time stamps: 
    [0:25] Introducing guest Geoff Woods
    [1:48] BLUBlox - code MUSCLE for 15% off
    [3: 23] Geoff’s story to the One Thing
    [5:30] Five friends vs. five mentors
    [7:50] Investing in masterminds
    [8:40] How can I be of help?
    [10:00] Character traits 
    [11:00] Decide your habits - decide your future
    [12:10] Leadership
    [15:00] Thinking vs. being
    [18:05] Find your one thing
    [20:15] Think big - go small
    [24:10] Top five people
    [27:20] Lacking clarity, missing habits
    [32:00] What’s your one thing?
    [32:40] What matters most?
    [35:50] What the one thing offers
    [37:12] Geoff’s top five books
    [40:00] Ben’s conclusion after the call
     

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    A Journey to Lioness and Soldier with Hattie Boydle

    A Journey to Lioness and Soldier with Hattie Boydle

    Hattie Boydle became a WBFF Pro in 2014 and was crowned WBFF World Champion in 2016.
    In this episode, Hattie and I talk about the hard times she's had to go through - from being bullied in her childhood to having an eating disorder, from heartbreak to becoming World Champion - to finally get to where she is today: happy, healthy, practicing self-love, and confident in who she is. Hattie combines femininity and strength, and has gone through a tremendous transformation in the past two years. 

    Conscious Coaching with Brett Bartholomew

    Conscious Coaching with Brett Bartholomew

    Brett Bartholomew has made a name for himself in the coaching world for going beyond the "you can do it" motivational talk and actually looking at what's needed in coaching to get the most out of a person.
    Brett Bartholomew is a keynote speaker, performance coach & consultant, best-selling author, and Founder of Art of CoachingTM. His experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces.

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