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The Muscle Intelligence Podcast empowers men with the skills, habits, beliefs and processes to lead from the front. After spending more than 25 years in the health and fitness industry, Ben has done the research, coached, worked with or spoken to the best in class, and distilled it down into actionable items for you to take away and implement.

If you’re an executive, entrepreneur or high-performer who wants to work smarter, not lose his edge as he ages, or just get the advice of someone who has been in the trenches for the last 25 years, this podcast is for you.

Muscle Intelligence Ben Pakulski

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 660 Ratings

The Muscle Intelligence Podcast empowers men with the skills, habits, beliefs and processes to lead from the front. After spending more than 25 years in the health and fitness industry, Ben has done the research, coached, worked with or spoken to the best in class, and distilled it down into actionable items for you to take away and implement.

If you’re an executive, entrepreneur or high-performer who wants to work smarter, not lose his edge as he ages, or just get the advice of someone who has been in the trenches for the last 25 years, this podcast is for you.

    Demystifying Cholesterol and Cardiometabolic Health #376

    Demystifying Cholesterol and Cardiometabolic Health #376

    The conversation around cholesterol has been clouded with misconceptions for years…
    Recently, however, a clearer narrative has emerged, shedding light on the importance of understanding cholesterol beyond the simplistic labels of "good" and "bad."
    In fact, cholesterol is absolutely vital for our body's functions. This often-victimized molecule plays a pivotal role in hormone production, bile acid synthesis, and cell membrane formation, highlighting its indispensable nature for our survival.
    Our latest Muscle Intelligence Podcast episode, "Demystifying Cholesterol and Cardiometabolic Health," brings on four experts in cardiology and human metabolism…
    These four leaders in medicine delve into the complex world of cholesterol, nitric oxide, and the gut microbiome - and break down the impact each has on cardiovascular health and longevity.
    Dr. Doreen Saltiel and Dr. Michael Twyman address the common myth surrounding "good" and "bad" cholesterol, emphasizing that cholesterol, in essence, is just cholesterol. The key lies in understanding how its accumulation in arterial walls can lead to health issues, and what exactly the cause of this accumulation is.
    You’ll also learn the role that nitric oxide plays in coronary artery disease with Dr. Nathan Bryan, and valuable insights into how to adopt a holistic approach to heart health - which includes the health of the gut microbiome, with Dr. William Davis.
    From dietary strategies to lifestyle modifications, this episode offers practical tips for maintaining a healthy balance.
    – About Muscle Intelligence –
    We are raising the standard of men in their prime by helping aspirational men optimize their health so they can live longer, lead from the front and perform at their best everyday.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Why Brain Health is Important for Hormone Optimization with Dr. Mark Gordon #375

    Why Brain Health is Important for Hormone Optimization with Dr. Mark Gordon #375

    A number of men experience, at some point in their lives, the downstream effects of mild brain trauma (often unbeknownst to them). And despite the word “mild” evoking an image of a condition easily treated and managed, the effects are too often detrimental…
    But there’s also the potential for brain inflammation due to poor lifestyle choices - and correcting the underlying causes for this inflammation is imperative…
    Plus, this inflammation is a MAJOR contributing factor to hormonal imbalance, and it’s too often commonly addressed with a “band aid” solution of some sort.
    That’s why I’m thrilled to share a long-anticipated, insightful podcast interview with Dr. Mark Gordon, a renowned expert in neuro regenerative medicine and the treatment of traumatic brain injuries.
    In this podcast, Dr. Gordon discusses his pioneering work in recognizing traumatic brain injuries as a cause of hormonal deficiencies. He emphasizes the importance of addressing brain trauma early, to prevent long-term challenges.
    – About Muscle Intelligence –
    We are raising the standard of men in their prime by helping aspirational men optimize their health so they can live longer, lead from the front and perform at their best everyday.
    Learn more: muscleintelligence.com/mipapply
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Mastering Performance, Nutrition, and Recovery with Gary Roberts #374

    Mastering Performance, Nutrition, and Recovery with Gary Roberts #374

    If you're a fan of professional hockey, you're likely familiar with the legendary Gary Roberts. With a career spanning over 20 years, including a Stanley Cup win, Gary's journey is nothing short of remarkable.
    After sustaining a severe injury and retiring, Roberts came back to play for 11 seasons - not only at a high level, but at maybe THE highest level he had ever played in his entire life.
    But his story doesn't end there.
    In today’s episode, I sat down with Gary to delve into his transition from player to coach, where he's been shaping incredible talents like Conor McDavid, widely regarded as the greatest hockey player today.
    Gary shares invaluable insights into harnessing McDavid and other young players’ phenomenal abilities, and discusses the methodologies that have led to his own sustained success, even in his fifties.
    What makes this episode truly special is that we recorded it live in Gary's home, right in his personal gym. Being welcomed into his family's space and witnessing where he hones his craft every day was a true privilege.
    Whether you're a high achieving athlete, a dedicated coach, or someone looking for inspiration and valuable insights into high-performance training and coaching, don’t miss this one!
    – About Muscle Intelligence –
    We are raising the standard of men in their prime by helping aspirational men optimize their health so they can live longer, lead from the front and perform at their best everyday.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Nitric Oxide Benefits for Sexual Function, Cardiovascular Health & More with Dr. Nathan Bryan #373

    Nitric Oxide Benefits for Sexual Function, Cardiovascular Health & More with Dr. Nathan Bryan #373

    Maybe you’ve learned a thing or two about nitric oxide over the years - particularly within the contexts of erectile function, or athletic performance…
    This gas plays a pivotal role in our overall well-being, and is produced in ALL of our cells to facilitate the dilation of blood vessels.
    The dilation of these vessels is fundamental to the proper functioning of EVERY cell in our bodies.
    Whether you're aiming to enhance cognitive function, maintain a healthy heart, optimize muscle performance, or ensure the vitality of your intimate relationships, understanding and sustaining nitric oxide production is paramount.
    This episode is your golden ticket to unlocking the secrets behind this essential gas.
    Joining me for this enlightening conversation is none other than Dr. Nathan S. Bryan, a globally recognized authority on nitric oxide production.
    In our conversation, we dive deep into the intricacies of nitric oxide, providing you with insights that are not only scientifically informative, but also highly actionable.
    You’ll discover some common habits that may be hindering your natural nitric oxide production, and why most pre-workout supplements are NOT effective for increasing nitric oxide.
    Dr. Bryan shares invaluable information that could potentially revolutionize the way you approach your health and well-being.
    Learn more from Dr. Nathan Bryan:
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Build Muscle, Live Long: The 2024 Longevity Protocol #372

    Build Muscle, Live Long: The 2024 Longevity Protocol #372

    A major focus for myself and the Muscle Intelligence team in 2024 is the fascinating realm of longevity - and how it intersects with muscle building.
    Longevity is a topic that has garnered tremendous interest in the ever-evolving landscape of health and wellness…
    And admittedly, I was once a skeptic, questioning the vagueness and lack of substantial evidence surrounding longevity.
    However, my perspective has undergone a significant shift over the past year…
    I'm now genuinely excited about this field, driven by the increasing wealth of human data that has become available.
    Longevity isn't just about extending life; it's about enhancing the quality of life, ensuring a robust and thriving 'health span.' Quality of life is paramount, and muscle building plays a crucial role in this journey.
    In today’s episode, I delve into my personal longevity protocol, and explore how to support a vibrant and fulfilling life with everything from training, to fasting (or not fasting - depending on your unique needs), to biohacks.
    You’ll learn the FULL program that my elite clients follow to optimize for longevity, the best 32 supplements to support an anti-aging regime, and my tried and tested tools for maintaining muscle even while clearing senescent (“zombie”) cells from your body.
    Plus, I share my experience of whether the latest cutting edge bio-hacks are worth the cost.
    Join the (free) Muscle Intelligence Community to access the complete Muscle Intelligence Longevity Supplement Protocol.
    – About Muscle Intelligence –
    We are raising the standard of men in their prime by helping aspirational men optimize their health so they can live longer, lead from the front and perform at their best everyday.
    Learn more: muscleintelligence.com/mipapply
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    Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle - use code MUSCLE10
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    • 37 min
    Why Modern Men are Losing Their Testosterone with Dr. Jim Meehan #371

    Why Modern Men are Losing Their Testosterone with Dr. Jim Meehan #371

    I am thrilled to share with you an insightful and inspiring conversation I recently had with Dr. Jim Meehan, a distinguished physician with a focus on male optimization...
    ​​Over the course of his impressive 30-year career, Dr. Meehan has mastered the art of testosterone optimization, offering invaluable insights into becoming a better man.​​
    Dr. Meehan and I dive into the intricacies of masculinity, and shed light on the profound impact testosterone has on our lives. We explored a wide range of topics, from the importance of lifestyle interventions to enhance the effectiveness of testosterone, to the intangible factors influencing natural testosterone production.
    ​​Whether you are considering exogenous testosterone or already incorporating it into your routine, Dr. Meehan provides actionable advice on optimizing your body's ability to utilize this vital hormone.
    – About Muscle Intelligence –
    We are raising the standard of men in their prime by helping aspirational men optimize their health so they can live longer, lead from the front and perform at their best everyday.
    Learn more: muscleintelligence.com/mipapply
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    Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle - use code MUSCLE10
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    • 1 hr 5 min

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660 Ratings

660 Ratings

mvelasco07 ,

A must-listen!

Muscle Intelligence is an absolute gem! I love the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable tips. I truly learn something new every time I tune in. Highly recommend giving it a listen!

Brian1800 ,

Podcast with Tremendous Wisdom

Ben thank you for all that you do to pursue and bring wisdom to the masses.

You helped connect me with valuable information during the peak of the COVID pandemic. I was able to connect with Brian Johnson and Heroic which changed my life.

This recent podcast sharing an alternate metabolic treatment for cancer really has shifted my paradigm about the disease.

You are one of my heroes and I am very grateful for what you do through your podcast and platform - appreciate you brother!

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The best podcast ever

Literally so eye opening and makes me a better person daily. So good for optimizing every part of my life and helping others around me.

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