168 episodes

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 Expert Podcast | Ben Pakulski Interviews | How to Build Muscle & Dominate Life Muscle Expert Podcast

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 564 Ratings

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 003- Mario Novo

    Muscle Intelligence 003- Mario Novo

    We have a new home!  Please subscribe to Muscle Intelligence on your favorite platform for new episodes, updates and more. This channel will soon stop posting new episodes.
     
    Joining us today is Dr. Mario Novo, of The BFR Pros. In this episode Ben and Mario dive into all things BFR, aka ‘blood flow restriction’. They take a deep look into what is going on when someone restricts their blow flow, the negative responses from BFR training, is this novel stimulus for the average person & MORE. He opens up about The BFR Pros and the ground breaking research they are doing. Find out why their mission is to provide the highest level of education and tools for Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Muscle Intelligence Podcast Ben's 44 Success Principles for an Optimized Body and Relentless Mind

    Muscle Intelligence Podcast Ben's 44 Success Principles for an Optimized Body and Relentless Mind

    This channel is being retired.  To keep up with all new episodes please subscribe to Muscle Intelligence on your favorite podcast platform.
     
    Welcome to the ALL NEW Muscle Intelligence Podcast!  To kick things off we are brining you behind the vail of the Muscle Intelligence lifestyle to give you insight on how Ben and his team #DemandExcellence in their daily life.  Follow along with the practices we use to live our greatest life in our greatest body.

    • 45 min
    165- A Year in Review- Our Favorite Take Homes from the Muscle Expert Podcast

    165- A Year in Review- Our Favorite Take Homes from the Muscle Expert Podcast

    Thank you all so much for another amazing year at the Muscle Expert Podcast!  Today we are recapping some of our favorite moments from this year and this show. This will be the last episode of the Muscle Expert Podcast but fear not!  We are coming back to you next week with the all new Muscle Intelligence Podcast! There we will be covering the same great topics with some amazing guests and a slightly different format.
     
    If you are in Australia or the surrounding area, don’t miss out on the amazing opportunity of our MI40 Muscle Camps coming to you!  Ben and Dr. Jordan Shallow will be conducting 3 day courses in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne!  Head to MuscleCamps.com for more information.
    Jordan Shallow- Changing Stimulus vs Skill Acquisition, Combining Science and Experience when experimenting in the gym
    Ralph Esposito- 3 Hacks for testosterone- Sleep, Meditation, avoiding plastics
    Rick Hanson- Overcoming the negativity bias
    Layne Norton- Finding a nutrition rhythm for your body to be most metabolically flexible.
    Dan Pardi- The effects of sleep on body composition.
    Greg Roskopf- How the nervous system governs stability/contraction.  Greg’s MAT concept of tightening loose muscles rather than loosening tight ones.
    Zach Bush- The effects of glyphosate on the gut micro biome.

    • 39 min
    164- Decoding a Healthy Gut with Dr. Mike Ruscio

    164- Decoding a Healthy Gut with Dr. Mike Ruscio

    Joining us today is Dr. Michael Ruscio, author of his new book Healthy Gut, Healthy You. In this episode Ben and Tom dive into all things gut health. They talk in depth on how he diagnoses gut issues in his patients, lifestyle factors that contribute to GI distress & dietary approaches one should start with. He goes into detail on what leaky gut syndrome is and 3 things everyone should know about the microbiome. Find out why you should aim for a broad diet and listen to your body.
    Timestamps
    How does he first go about diagnosing potential gut issues for new patients coming to his practice? [1:05] What lifestyle factors contribute to GI distress and inflammation? [3:27] What dietary approaches does he recommend people start with? [7:50] Depending on someone’s symptoms, does he recommend a different intervention secondary to changing the diet? [11:36] How do you distinguish between leaky gut vs. microbiome dysbiosis? Should we be testing ourselves? [18:12] What is leaky gut and the causes of it? [24:03] If under a mass amount of stress, does the type of foods you eat matter? [30:39] What 3 things should EVERYONE know about the microbiome? [34:02] The differences between candida symptoms/protocol and a microbiome protocol. [38:45] [41:00] What is his favorite example of antimicrobial supplements? [43:37] Do we have an ideal scenario for what a healthy microbiome looks like? [44:33] What strategies can people with histamine levels implement to heal their gut? [47:52] What supplements are beneficial to one’s gut health? [50:41] How much is glyphosate playing a role in our microbiome health? [51:35] Are there daily strategies to mitigate your gut dysbiosis? [53:30] What supplements can alleviate high anxiety? [55:50] Do fermented foods add any value to one’s diet? [58:51] Featured Guest
    Dr. Michael Ruscio (@drruscio) • Instagram Website Book Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Controversies and Recent Developments of the Low-FODMAP Diet Starting the Low FODMAP Diet GA-map technology principle Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gut microbiota role in irritable bowel syndrome: New therapeutic strategies Can probiotics help treat depression and anxiety? Probiotic use linked to improved symptoms of depression Herbal Therapy Is Equivalent to Rifaximin for the Treatment of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Shinrin-Yoku Forest Medicine Your Gut Bacteria Doesn't Like Junk Food—Even If You Do - Blue Zones Kids Who Grew Up on Farms Have Fewer Allergies: Study Low-Histamine Diet & Histamine Intolerance Guide Allergies? Probiotic combination may curb your symptoms, new study finds People Mentioned
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    163- Decoding Your Epigenetic Expression with Dr. Tom Stubbs

    163- Decoding Your Epigenetic Expression with Dr. Tom Stubbs

    Joining us today is Tom Stubbs, CEO of Chronomics. In this episode Ben and Tom dive into all things epigenetics. They take a deep dive into the metabolic pathways associated with DNA methylation, predispositions to epigenetics & MORE. He opens up about Chronomics and the ground breaking research they are doing. Find out why their mission is to improve human health to make the unseen actionable!
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    Visit https://www.chronomics.com/r/ben75 for 20% off your Chronomics Package!
     

    • 44 min
    162- Integration of Strength, Stability and Hypertrophy with Dr Jordan "Beardzilla" Shallow

    162- Integration of Strength, Stability and Hypertrophy with Dr Jordan "Beardzilla" Shallow

    Welcome back Dr. Jordan Shallow!  The Muscle Doc joins us again for a great conversation on how to build your greatest body through pillars of strength, hypertrophy and stability.  Jordan teaches us how to manipulate those pillars to achieve the goals of bodybuilding or hypertrophy. We also discuss Ben and Jordan’s upcoming muscle camps in Australia, training to optimize the autonomic nervous system to get the most out of every set and the accessory work that powerlifters should be doing to prevent injury and lift as heavy as possible.
     
    If you are interested in joining Dr. Shallow and Ben in Australia visit MuscleCamps.com for more details.  If you are not in Australia be sure to keep an eye on both Ben and Jordan’s social media accounts for more dates across the globe.
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
564 Ratings

564 Ratings

GJackson20 ,

Grateful for your mission and knowledge

I purchased Ben’s Mi40-X program in late 2017 and it changed my paradigm for lifting weights. As a previous college hockey player who has been trained to optimize performance on the ice through excellent personal trainers since I was 12, I had a preconceived notion I knew what I was doing. While searching for a new program to try and always having been a fan of programming as form of personal accountability, I stumbled upon Mi40-X and shortly after Ben’s previous podcast, “Muscle Expert”.

Ever since, I have made it a habit to listen to every single podcast because I am always intrigued by the topics and guest speakers.

I’m grateful for your mission to help people live healthier lives in bodies they love. I consistently share my favorite episodes with the people I care about and appreciate the knowledge you share.

jcarp503 ,

Thank you so much literally the BEST podcast

Recently my girlfriend and I of 4 years broke up. This is my first long term relationship and heartbreak of this scale. I’ve been a depressed piece of crap this past week doing nothing and just being sad. Then one night I said I don’t want to be sad why am I being sad and not being grateful instead.

I dove into podcasts on a long drive the next day and found this channel. I listened to the 44(?) rules for a optimized body, soul and mind (or something like that Lol) and man... let me tell you it’s brought me tears, peace and realization opening my eyes to many things.

I don’t know the name of the owner or any social medias yet but I just want to say thank you so much. I’m going to come back a year from now after applying these rules to my life. It will be hard but I know I can do it I believe and can see it. 11/08/2020

Drasman ,

Canada’s Finest

Hunk of man. Heard about you on Mind Pump and glad I stumbled onto this podcast. Keep up the good information brother!

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