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Muscle Intelligence

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.

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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. Learn more: muscleintelligence.com/mipapply Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
75:04 2/29/24
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 Support our Sponsors: Get 10% off all BiOptimizers products with code MUSCLE10 at checkout at bioptimizers.com Learn more from Dr. Mark Gordon: http://www.tbimedlegal.com/ https://millenniumhealthstore.com/ Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
81:26 2/26/24
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. Learn more: muscleintelligence.com/mipapply Support our Sponsors: Get 10% off all BiOptimizers products with code MUSCLE10 at checkout at bioptimizers.com Learn more about Gary Roberts: https://www.garyrobertsperformance.com/ https://www.instagram.com/garyrobertshpt/ Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
68:32 2/22/24
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: Dr. Nathan Bryan YouTube https://drnathansbryan.com/
75:38 2/5/24
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 Support our Sponsors: Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle - use code MUSCLE10 Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
37:12 1/17/24
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 Support our Sponsors: Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle - use code MUSCLE10 Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
65:27 1/4/24
Best of 2023: High Performance and Longevity #370
I’ve recapped some of our top episodes from 2023 on high performance and longevity… You’ll hear from Dr. Rob Kominiarek on the BIG levers for nutrition, training, and hormone optimization to support your vitality as you age; Adam Bornstein on what it takes to be TRULY successful in any space… And high performance coach and mindset expert Dr. Alex Auerbach will teach you how to spot the top performers, what you can glean from them, AND how to cultivate these qualities within yourself. Plus, I’ve included a clip from Joel Greene about the REAL science behind intermittent fasting, and the most efficacious way to do it. Last but not least, you’ll learn the nine TOP interventions for men dealing with low testosterone.  This is a list that I’ve cultivated based on years of clientele experience and research into clinical trials, as well as the insight I’ve gained from the world’s foremost experts on male hormonal health. In today’s episode, you’ll learn: How to Set Yourself Apart when Building a Brand The Framework to Eat in Tune with Nature’s Rhythms A Formula for Detoxification & How to Correctly Use Ozempic The Concept of Self Regulation and How to Cultivate it Nine Critical Interventions for Low Testosterone – 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 Support our Sponsors: Get a 20% discount on all Organifi products at organifi.com/muscle Full episodes with Featured Guests: Testosterone Therapy for Men: Natural and Therapeutic Routes with Dr. Rob Kominiarek Habits that Will Make you Successful in Fitness and Business with Adam Bornstein Decoding the Gut Microbiome for Weight Loss and Longevity with Joel Greene Performance Mindset and Development for High-Achieving Leaders with Dr. Alex Auerbach Nine Critical Testosterone Interventions with Ben Pakulski Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
77:43 12/28/23
How Testosterone Works and Hypogonadism in Males with Dr. Scott Howell #369
This conversation is not your average discussion about testosterone; it's a journey into the physiological pathways, the intricacies of testosterone replacement therapy, and the crucial question of who should and shouldn't explore this avenue. Scott Howell, Ph.D., is the research director and primary investigator of Tier 1 Center for Clinical Research. He is an epidemiologist and exercise physiologist with research interests in the long-term safety of therapeutic androgen use, endocrine disrupting chemicals exposure, and preventative medicine. His work has been frequently published in notable peer-review journals including the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. Our discussion touches on making informed decisions about aromatase inhibitors and finasteride – the estrogen and DHT blockers, respectively. Dr. Howell also sheds light on the potential negative pathways of testosterone and offers valuable insights into navigating these aspects. Plus… we reveal some shocking facts about endocrine disruptors and their impact on the hormonal health of our species. – 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 Support our Sponsors: Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle - use code MUSCLE10 Learn more from Dr. Scott Howell https://optimizeucenters.com/ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Scott-Howell-2 Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
87:25 12/21/23
Personal Development is a Lifelong Process with Brian Johnson of Heroic #368
I'm thrilled to share something special with you—a live interview that took place in Toronto, with the incredible Brian Johnson; he's a good friend, and someone whom I consider one of my mentors. Brian Johnson is the Founder & CEO of Heroic Public Benefit Corporation. He’s 50% Philosopher + 50% CEO and 101% committed to helping create a world in which 51% of humanity is flourishing by the year 2051. As a Founder/CEO he’s made crowdfunding history and built and sold two social platforms. As a Philosopher/teacher, he’s helped millions of people from around the world, trained 10,000+ Heroic Coaches from 100+ countries and created a protocol that science says changes lives. He lives in the country outside Austin, Texas, with his wife, Alexandra, and their two kids, Emerson and Eleanor. What makes Brian truly exceptional is his ability to distill the complexities of personal growth down to a few key principles. He masterfully conveys his knowledge in a concise and impactful way, making it simple to integrate these insights into your own journey. If you're seeking inspiration, actionable strategies, and a roadmap to a life filled with joy, energy, and abundance, this podcast episode is a must-listen. – 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 Support our Sponsors: Get 15% off all Natural Stacks products with code MUSCLE15 at naturalstacks.com/muscle Learn more about Brian Johnson and Heroic: Brian’s book, Arete: heroic.us/arete (Amazon order page) YouTube: youtube.com/@HeroicBrian Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/heroicbrian Instagram: www.instagram.com/heroicbrian Facebook: www.facebook.com/heroicbrian X: twitter.com/heroicbrian Brian’s Podcast Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
75:35 12/14/23
Calling All Men: Conversation with Michael Skye of VisionForce #367
I was recently invited to speak at a summit that seeks to unite tens of thousands of men from around the world, to confront the many crises we face.. ...and it's one of the most personal interviews I've ever done. To reach more men, I asked Calling All Men Summit host Michael Skye if I could share this interview with the Muscle Intelligence Community. Plus, if you register at callingallmensummit.com, you can access the entire Summit for a free encore weekend, December 16th-17th, 2023. – 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 Access the full Calling all Men Summit, put on by Michael Skye: https://callingallmensummit.com Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
53:57 12/11/23
How Red Light Therapy Works for Brain Health as You Age with Dr. Lew Lim #366
Today's interview is not just a conversation; it's a deep dive into the transformative world of red light therapy, and a chance to explore the profound impact of red light therapy on brain health and performance. From the release of nitric oxide, to the regeneration of neural tissue, you’ll be guided through red light therapy’s transformative effects on circulation, in both the brain and body. Dr Lew Lim is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, with multiple graduate degrees, diplomas, certifications and professional credentials in engineering, neuroscience, business and accountancy. Dr. Lim is a pioneer in the field of red light therapy. His interest in this technology began many years ago, when it was still relatively new and novel. Dr. Lew Lim's company, Vielight, is at the forefront of discovering new advancements in this field, with a focus on brain health. In today’s episode, you’ll learn: How Red Light Therapy (Photobiomodulation) can Enhance Brain Function. The Significance Behind a 40 Hz Brain Frequency for Recovery and Therapy. The Limitations of Normal LEDs for Brain Stimulation, and the Advantages of Targeted and Controlled Stimulation Devices. – 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 Support our Sponsors: Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle - use code MUSCLE10 Learn more about Dr. Lew Lim and Vielight: https://vielight.com (use code PAKULSKIB1123VL for a 10% discount on Vielight devices) Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
82:09 12/7/23
Six-Pillar Series: Environment Optimization #365
Your environment has a huge impact on not only how you learn, your mindset, and your motivation to move toward challenge… But also on the health of your brain itself - and your capacity to heal both your physiology, and your psychology. Today’s compilation of interviews (and one solocast) is an exploration into the incredible role that your environment plays in your health and happiness.  You’ll hear from top experts Dr. Drew Pierson on curating peak performance, Dr. Ana Mihalcea on physical and spiritual healing, and Ido Portal on movement practice as the gateway to deeper consciousness… In today’s episode, you’ll learn: How to Embrace Challenges to Foster Confidence. Why Physical Exertion and Mindfulness Build Resilience. The Role of BioPhysics and Energy in Healing. How to Address “Blue Brain” Symptoms, and a Framework for Peak Mental Performance. – 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 Support our Sponsors: Get a 20% discount on all Organifi products at organifi.com/muscle Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle - use code MUSCLE10 Full episodes with Featured Guests: Movement Mastery and Expanded Consciousness with Ido Portal DNA, Detoxification, and Light Medicine with Dr. Ana Mihalcea Master Cognitive Agility and Performance with Dr. Drew Pierson The Core Four Resilience Model with Ben Pakulski Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
53:43 11/30/23
The Benefits of Cold and Heat Therapy for Performance with Dr. Susanna Søberg
Cold exposure and heat therapy are gaining a lot of popularity in the high performance space… And with good reason - these modalities can have a huge positive impact on recovery, stress management, and ultimately, optimal health.  In fact, I’ve found for myself and my high-achieving clientele, that they can be nothing short of life changing.  And so, I sought out an expert to help decipher best practices and protocols. Dr. Susanna Søberg is a leading international scientist and expert in cold and heat therapy to reduce stress and improve health, sleep and to optimize performance. Dr. Søberg obtained her PhD in metabolism at The University of Copenhagen and has contributed to a deeper understanding of our metabolism and its purpose in adults. Since 2016, she has been dedicated to research into the effect of cold and heat exposure on human health. Dr. Søberg’s interest continues to focus on the connection between our physical and mental health. In today’s episode, you’ll learn: How to Activate ALL of Your Body’s Cells with Cold Therapy Best Sauna Protocols to Improve Cardiovascular Health How this ONE Kind of Body Fat Boosts Your Metabolism – 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 every day. Learn more: muscleintelligence.com/mipapply Support our Sponsors: Try AIM7 for free at link.aim7.com/muscleintelligence3. Then use code MUSCLEAIM7 to get AIM7 for just $1 for the rest of the year. Learn More from Dr. Susanna Søberg: soeberginstitute.com instagram.com/susanna_soeberg Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
54:17 11/20/23
Does PEMF Therapy Really Work? With Dr. William Pawluk #363
Dr. William Pawluk is THE foremost authority on the use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) in North America. Dr. Pawluk is a family physician with a practice near Baltimore, Maryland, and has had training in acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnosis, and bodywork. His goal is to emphasize that there is very good science to support the use of PEMFs across a wide spectrum of health conditions and physiologic functions. I’ve experienced great outcomes with PEMF therapy for recovery, and I’ve been using it since 2009. As PEMF gets more buzz these days, there’s a lot of information to sift through… And although PEMF devices can be extremely effective, they’re also an investment - and there’s quite a few on the market that don’t work as well as advertised. I wanted to get to the bottom of it… and so I sought out a TOP authority. In today’s episode, you’ll learn: How to use PEMF for treatment for multiple illnesses and issues. Tips to support optimized health, and how different PEMF frequencies work in the body. How to choose a PEMF device that will work well for you and your health needs. – 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 every day. Learn more: muscleintelligence.com/mipapply Support our Sponsors: Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle - use code MUSCLE10 Learn More from Dr. William Pawluk: Supercharge Your Health with PEMF Therapy https://www.drpawluk.com/ Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
65:29 11/13/23
Hormone Replacement Therapy as the Path to Longevity with Dr. Thierry Hertoghe #362
Thierry Hertoghe, MD is an internationally recognized authority on correcting hormonal deficiencies, extending lifespan, and reducing or - potentially - reversing aging. Dr. Hertoghe currently serves as President of the International Hormone Society, and represents the fourth consecutive generation of physicians who have worked in the field of hormone therapy in Brussels, Belgium. Testosterone is a topic that comes up very often amongst my colleagues, coaches, and community. And the idea of testosterone optimization feels like... a black hole of information. So I've taken it upon myself to interview the world's top leading experts on testosterone optimization - those who have devoted their entire life to understanding the science and application of endocrinology. In today’s episode, you’ll learn: How to lower cholesterol WITHOUT statins. The truth about human growth hormone and cancer. How specific hormonal deficiencies show up in the body and precisely how they affect the aging process. – 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 every day.  Learn more: muscleintelligence.com/mipapply Learn More from Dr. Thierry Hertoghe: hertoghemedicalschool.eu Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
75:18 11/6/23
Six-Pillar Series: Training and Movement Optimization #361
How well you move is a MAJOR marker of longevity. This incorporates everything from your grip strength, to how adept you are at moving on and off of the ground without your hands. Training itself, but also movement in your daily life, should be purposeful. Today, you'll hear from Dr. Stuart McGill on how to keep the spine healthy as you age, Greg Roskopf on the incredible ways the musculoskeletal system influences your nervous system, Jay Campbell on a simple strategy to incorporate cardio into your workouts, and myself - I’ll debrief you on my top tips to build your legs. In today’s episode, you’ll learn: The Reason You MUST do Cardio How to Balance Joint Health and Heavy Lifting A Framework for MAXIMUM Leg Gains How Muscle Tone Affects Your Nervous System – 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 Support our Sponsors: Get a 20% discount on all Organifi products at organifi.com/muscle Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle - use code MUSCLE10 Full episodes with Featured Guests: Back Pain Treatment, Prevention and Insights from Leading Spine Expert Dr. Stuart McGill Muscle Activation Techniques for Strength & Neuromuscular Function with Greg Roskopf How to Optimize Testosterone Levels for Longevity with Jay Campbell Training Toolkit to Build Leg Muscles Fast and Effectively Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
61:37 10/30/23
Testosterone Therapy for Men: Natural and Therapeutic Routes with Dr. Rob Kominiarek #360
***Podcast correction: Dr. Kominiarek uses a product from Pure Encapsulations called Boron 60's - it is dosed as 2 mg twice daily. Dr. Rob Kominiarek is a board certified Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He has 27 years of clinical expertise in Hormone Optimization and Longevity. Dr. Kominiarek’s passion is directed toward overall health of the mind and body through proper nutrition habits, meaningful exercise, strategic supplementation, and the intelligent optimization of hormones to maximize health span and longevity. Testosterone is a topic that comes up very often amongst my colleagues, coaches, and community. And the idea of testosterone optimization feels like... a black hole of information. So I've taken it upon myself to interview the world's top leading experts on testosterone optimization - those who have devoted their entire life to understanding the science and application of endocrinology. In today’s episode, you’ll learn: The big levers to support natural testosterone levels in the body. Testosterone as a brain hormone and the considerations for testosterone replacement therapy candidates. The importance of detoxification from chemicals in the environment and the signs of inflammation that toxins cause in the body. – 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  Support our Sponsors: Try AIM7 for free at link.aim7.com/muscleintelligence2. Then use code MUSCLEINTELLIGENCE to get 25% off your first month. Learn More from Dr. Kominiarek: instagram.com/drrobkominiarek renuehealth.com Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
72:33 10/17/23
Decoding the Gut Microbiome for Weight Loss and Longevity with Joel Greene #359
Joel Greene is the founder of the VEEP Nutrition System. Launched in 2009, VEEP is the world’s first nutrition program based on the gut biome. Joel has consulted with billion dollar nutrition companies like Quest Nutrition on complex problems like engineering food to extend lifespan. He is the author of The Immunity Code - a new approach to immune-centric health. When it comes to the content that I consume, I gravitate toward the experts and thought leaders who are saying something DIFFERENT...  The individuals who take a somewhat contrarian approach to health can be challenging to find, but are often right on target - when so many others are missing the mark. Joel Greene immediately drew my attention when I discovered his unique approach to ​nutrition and life optimization.​​​ In today’s episode, you’ll learn: The #1 Reason to do Cardio How Your Gut Health Effects Weight Loss A Groundbreaking 48 Hour Dietary Framework for Ultimate Health Plus, pick up the free implementation guide at muscleintelligence.com/learn. – 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 Support our Sponsors: Get a 20% discount on all Organifi products at organifi.com/muscle Learn More from Joel Greene: veepnutrition.com instagram.com/realjoelgreene Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
89:07 10/2/23
Habits that Will Make You Successful in Fitness and Business with Adam Bornstein #358
Adam Bornstein is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning fitness and nutrition journalist and editor. His most recent book is called You Can’t Screw This Up. Named "one of the most influential people in health,” Adam is the CEO and founder of Born Fitness. He was previously the editorial director for Livestrong.com and the fitness editor for Men's Health magazine, and has worked for both Tim Ferriss and Arnold Schwarzenneger. Today’s interview with Adam is a must-listen for anyone pursuing success in business, fitness, and nutrition. If you’re ready to build the foundation to achieve your goals, this conversation will help show you exactly how to pave the way. In today’s episode, you’ll learn: How to Build Consistency for Long Term Fitness Goals The Top Tips to Prevent Overeating and Self-Sabotage How to Exceed Expectations for Business Opportunities Plus, pick up the free implementation guide at muscleintelligence.com/learn – 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 every day.  Learn more: muscleintelligence.com/mipapply Support our Sponsors: Try AIM7 for free at link.aim7.com/muscleintelligence. Then use code MUSCLEINTELLIGENCE to get 25% off your first month. Learn more from Adam Bornstein: instagram.com/bornfitness cantscrewthisup.com Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
69:38 9/28/23
Six-Pillar Series: Nutrition Optimization #357
Nutrition for blood glucose management, endothelial function, and healthy cholesterol levels is more important than ever before. Research in the field of nutrition psychiatry also now reveals the link between our mental and metabolic health. Plus, nutrition remains one of your biggest levers for building and maintaining muscle - and it's now widely acknowledged that muscle mass has a huge impact on longevity. Today, you'll hear from Dr. Casey Means on the most effective ways to manage blood glucose, Eoin Lacey on the top nutrition tools for cardiovascular health, Dr. Chris Palmer on the metabolism-mental health connection, and myself on my time-tested muscle-building nutrition framework. In today’s episode, you’ll learn: How to Track your Way to Better Metabolic Health The TOP Nutrition Tools for Gut Health and Cardiac Function Why Metabolism is a MAJOR Factor in Mental Wellness How to Eat to Build Maximum Muscle Plus, pick up the free implementation guide at muscleintelligence.com/learn. – 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 Support our Sponsors: Get a 20% discount on all Organifi products at organifi.com/muscle Full episodes with Featured Guests: How to Regulate Blood Sugar for Body Composition and Longevity with Dr. Casey Means Performance Nutrition for High Achievers with Eoin Lacey The Metabolic Link to Brain Optimization with Dr. Chris Palmer Simplifying Nutrition for Muscle Building and Longevity Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
65:55 9/25/23
Recast: To Build Muscle, Start with Posture: Part 1 with Annette Verpillot #356
Annette Verpillot is a globally-recognized posturologist. Annette created the Posturepro Method, which has gained worldwide recognition for eliminating chronic pain, increasing strength, and improving sports proficiency. She actively works with professional athletes, trainers, practitioners, and researchers to develop solutions to tackle human mobility issues around the world. Within my framework for building muscle that I’ve honed over the last 25 years, I place a MAJOR focus on structure and stability. Without a solid foundation, you will never be able to move well, and you will never be able to build the muscle you desire for health, performance, and longevity… In today’s episode, you’ll learn: Techniques to Correct Eye and Vision Imbalances How to Use Postural Insoles for Foot Strength and Stability Why you MUST Improve your Posture for Optimal Performance Plus, pick up the free implementation guide at muscleintelligence.com/learn. – 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 every day. Learn more: muscleintelligence.com/mipapply Support our Sponsors: Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle10 (use code MUSCLE10) Learn more from Annette Verpillot: posturepro.co (use code MI40 to save 10%) youtube.com/c/posturepro Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
31:49 9/18/23
Training Toolkit to Build Leg Muscles Fast and Effectively #355
Your ability to build your legs is only as good as your ability to stay present through every inch of every repetition… For any high-performing man over 35, the relentless persistence that is required to achieve a high degree of physical capability is the same determination needed to pursue any goal in life. It's about overcoming your limitations and excuses. Masculinity and leadership are forged through character development in challenging situations.  In today’s solocast, you’ll learn: How to push beyond comfort for optimal results Why the “Bro Split” is NOT doing you any favors & what to do instead A complete breakdown of the squat movement to address specific weaknesses Plus, pick up the free implementation guide at muscleintelligence.com/learn. – 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 Support our Sponsors: Get a 20% discount on all Organifi products by going to organifi.com/muscle (use code MUSCLE) Save 15% on Natural Stacks nootropics at naturalstacks.com/muscle (use code MUSCLE15) Get a 10% discount on all BiOptimizers products at bioptimizers.com/muscle10 (use code MUSCLE10) Join the Mission: Private Email List: muscleintelligence.com/viplist Private Community: muscleintelligence.com/community Instagram: instagram.com/muscleintelligencecoaching YouTube: muscleintelligence.com/youtube
48:50 9/14/23
Performance Mindset and Development for High-Achieving Leaders with Dr. Alex Auerbach #354
If you’re a man over 35 looking for a simple, effective and personalized plan to help you look, feel and perform better than you did in your 20s, head to https://muscleintelligence.com/mipapply to learn more about our upcoming programs. I'm continually fascinated by those high-achieving individuals who start where everyone else begins - the thought leaders and brave souls who are truly pushing the boundaries of human potential... So, I sought out a man who has had the privilege to work with many of these high performers, and who has decoded the precise mindset, environment, and skills that dictate peak performance... Performance psychologist and coach Dr. Alex Auerbach joins me today on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast. He's worked with elite teams and performers from a range of domains, including the NBA and NFL, Olympians, Army Special Forces, Fortune 500 Companies, and Venture-Backed Startups. Dr. Auerbach helps the best athletes and high performers in the world perform at their peak, by leveraging their unfair advantage. This brilliant interview will teach you how to curate your environment to support your goals, the steps for self regulation that breed discipline, and how to ultimately develop growth mindset where it's needed most. Don't forget to grab the implementation guide for this one at muscleintelligence.com/learn You'll learn: How to Curate your Environment for Peak Performance The Psychological Skills MOST Important for High Achievers How to Shape a Growth Mindset for Yourself and Others The Concept of Self Regulation to Boost Success The #1 Key to Unlock your Highest Potential Learn more from Dr. Auerbach: https://twitter.com/AlexAuerbachPhD https://www.alexauerbach.info/ Please support our sponsors: Natural Stacks makes incredible nootropic supplements that are expertly crafted and meticulously tested for purity.  My two favorites are their dopamine and acetylcholine brain food supplements.  Save 15% now when you go to naturalstacks.com/muscle or use code MUSCLE15 for their entire product line.
72:15 9/11/23
The Key to Bold Leadership and True Masculinity with Bedros Keuilian #353
If you’re a man over 35 looking for a simple, effective and personalized plan to help you look, feel and perform better than you did in your 20s, head to https://muscleintelligence.com/mipapply to learn more about our upcoming programs. Today I've recast an episode that highlights how to take real action, get clear about your goals, and step into the leadership role you are destined to fulfill... Bedros Keuilian, my friend and business mentor, joins me on the podcast today. Bedros is a serial entrepreneur with multi-million dollar generating businesses in franchising, software, digital marketing, and business consulting. He's known as the hidden genius that entrepreneurs and business experts turn to when they want to quickly scale their business, boost sales and increase profits. And he's best known for his ability to help his clients quickly establish expert and authority positioning, and become the predominant brand in their field... Bedros goes through his entire framework for becoming an authority in your field, as well as his tips to STAY passionate and ambitious throughout the entire entrepreneurial journey.  He also debunks the cultural norms that aim to destabilize masculinity, and outlines the true qualities of honorable, masculine men. If you're a high-performing male, or someone aspiring to rise to the top - this one's for you. Don't forget to pick up your copy of the episode guide at muscleintelligence.com/learn You'll learn: A Framework for Bold and Effective Leadership Tools to Overcome Limiting Beliefs for Personal Growth How to Embrace Feedback and Make Changes Accordingly The Power of a Mission and How to Lead a Team with It When to Challenge Societal Narratives of Masculinity Learn more from Bedros: https://bedroskeuilian.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bedroskeuilian/
53:37 9/7/23
How to Optimize Testosterone Levels for Longevity with Jay Campbell #352
If you’re a man over 35 looking for a simple, effective and personalized plan to help you look, feel and perform better than you did in your 20s, head to https://muscleintelligence.com/mipapply to learn more about our upcoming programs. Did you know that testosterone levels have been dropping by 1% yearly since 1982? I hear from guys ALL THE TIME that they're lacking energy, have low motivation, low sex drive and are constantly overeating... and I let them know: This is common but NOT NORMAL. While it's not your fault, it IS your responsibility to take action moving forward. Because every year that goes by will make things even harder to change and your life will become a series of starts and stops into old age, rather than a smooth progression into your prime. So that's why I invited my friend, and one of the world's foremost TRT experts onto the show: the author of The Testosterone Optimization Therapy Bible, Jay Campbell. Jay is a 5x international best selling author, men’s physique champion, and founder of the Jay Campbell Brand and Podcast. Recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on hormonal optimization and therapeutic peptides, Jay has dedicated his life to teaching men and women how to fully optimize their health while also instilling the importance of raising their consciousness. This episode takes a deep dive into how to naturally optimize your own T levels, whether or not to take aromatase inhibitors, and the steps to negate the all-too-common effects of today's environment on your physiology... Plus, we discuss the MOST important actions to help your children protect their health - it's our job as fathers and leaders to set the example. Pick up your copy of the free episode guide at muscleintelligence.com/learn You'll learn: The MOST Important Habits for Hormone Optimization Which Environmental Contaminants are Causing You Harm The ONE Underutilized Lever for Optimal Health and Longevity How to Live Insulin Controlled, Dependent on Body Type The #1 Daily Action to Take for Detoxification Learn more from Jay Campbell: jaycampbell.com Please support our sponsors: Get 10% off of BiOptimizers MagBreakthrough at magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence
76:24 9/5/23
Six-Pillar Series: Mindset Optimization #351
If you’re a man over 35 looking for a simple, effective and personalized plan to help you look, feel and perform better than you did in your 20s, head to https://muscleintelligence.com/mipapply to learn more about our upcoming programs. Today's episode of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast is a special one. My team has compiled the greatest wisdom from some of the world's foremost experts in mindset and lifestyle optimization. Among our featured guests are thought leaders, one of my personal mentors, and those who consistently push the boundaries of high achievement. Brian Johnson, Steven Kotler, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, and Ray Cash Care join me for a deep dive into the flow state for peak performance, the major steps for high effectiveness in your daily life, how to achieve your greatest goals, and how to turn weaknesses into strengths. Pick up the free guide with TONS of wisdom from this episode at muscleintelligence.com/learn. You'll learn: How to Turn Weaknesses into Strengths A System to Develop Wisdom and Self Mastery How Self Representation Influences Decision-Making The Framework to Tap into the Flow State How to Become a Highly Effective Human Full episodes with featured guests: Optimize your Life the Philosopher’s Way with Brian Johnson From Failure to Resilience with Ray “Cash” Care Cultivate Mental Acuity and Tap Into Flow with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman Flow State Mastery with Steven Kotler How to Become a Highly Effective Human with Ben Pakulski Please support our sponsors: Get 10% off of BiOptimizers Magbreakthrough at magbreakthrough.com/muscleintelligence
59:43 8/31/23
Recast: Resistance Training as the Key to Health and Longevity with Sal Di Stefano #350
If you’re a man over 35 looking for a simple, effective and personalized plan to help you look, feel and perform better than you did in your 20s, head to https://muscleintelligence.com/mipapply to learn more about our upcoming programs. Sal Di Stefano is a personal trainer and co-founder of Mind Pump Media and co-host of Mind Pump, a podcast that is dedicated to providing truthful fitness and health information. He is also the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS). In this episode, Sal and I take a deep dive into why resistance training is often overlooked, especially for women, and why it is the key to countering chronic health issues caused by modern living. We explore the benefits of resistance training for fat loss, diabetes prevention, hormone balance, and so much more. My team has also outlined the key action items and ideas from this episode in the implementation guide. You'll learn: Why Resistance Training is MORE Effective than Cardio for Heart Health How to Better Prime your Muscles to get the MOST Out of Your Training Why Stretching is Useless for Mobility and What to do Instead How to Train for Body Composition AND Longevity How Fitness is Connected to Personal Growth Please support our sponsors: Get 20% off Organifi's entire product line at organifi.com/muscle OR use code MUSCLE at checkout
59:44 8/28/23
DNA, Detoxification, and Light Medicine with Dr. Ana Mihalcea #349
If you’re a man over 35 looking for a simple, effective and personalized plan to help you look, feel and perform better than you did in your 20s, head to https://muscleintelligence.com/mipapply to learn more about our upcoming programs. Dr. Ana Mihalcea is a physician who studies medicine through an expansive lens that unites science with spirituality. She's a board-certified Internal Medicine Physician and President of AM Medical LLC, an integrative health clinic with a focus on anti-aging and reversal of all diseases. Her treatment philosophy revolves around finding the unique healing potential of the patient, and a large part of her mission is to revolutionize how we think about health. Today's episode offers perspective into a new medical paradigm, and Dr. Mihalcea details everything from the studied effect of light and sound waves on DNA, to the best detoxification practices, to how to use peptides for longevity and brain optimization. You'll learn: Light and Sound Healing Techniques for Optimal Health How to Use Both Science and Spirituality for Holistic Healing Which Peptides and Detoxification Techniques to Use for Longevity How to Take Ownership for your Health and Seek Natural Alternatives The Power of Human Consciousness in a Healing Capacity Please support our sponsors: Natural Stacks makes incredible nootropic supplements that are expertly crafted and meticulously tested for purity.  My two favorites are their dopamine and acetylcholine brain food supplements.  Save 15% now when you go to naturalstacks.com/muscle or use code MUSCLE15 for their entire product line. Learn more from Dr. Ana Mihalcea: https://ammedicalmd.com/ Dr. Mihalcea's book, Light Medicine: A New Paradigm — The Science of Light, Spirit, and Longevity
53:18 8/25/23
Recast: Peptides for Brain Optimization, Composition & Longevity with Ryan Smith #348
If you’re a man over 35 looking for a simple, effective and personalized plan to help you look, feel and perform better than you did in your 20s, head to https://muscleintelligence.com/mipapply to learn more about our upcoming programs. There's so much information (and noise) out there that blindly trusting people feels lazy and irresponsible. That's why when I read recently an email that claimed peptides were "the shortcut we didn't know everyone needed," I wanted to recast an interview I did with Ryan Smith to help you understand peptides and be able to make a good, informed decision.  Ryan cofounded Tailor Made Compounding, which was the first pharmacy to offer an extensive list of peptides in the U.S. Since then, Ryan cofounded and became the Vice President of Business Development at TruDiagnostic. TruDiagnostic is a company focusing on methylation array based diagnostics for life extension and preventive healthcare. You'll learn how to improve cognitive function, support body composition goals, and influence HgH and testosterone levels with peptides. We also cover the must-know aspects of peptide use, from seeking open-minded physicians to safe sourcing. Don't forget to pick up the free implementation guide that my team has created for you that summarizes the whole episode at https://muscleintelligence.com/learn You'll learn: How to Gain Powerful Effects of Growth Hormone Secretagogues The Potential of Peptides to Improve Memory and Cognition The BEST Compounds for Fat Loss and Body Composition Support How to Source Peptides and Physicians Safely and Wisely
60:33 8/21/23
Recast: The Formula for a Profitable Fitness Business with Alex Hormozi #347
If you’re a man over 35 looking for a simple, effective and personalized plan to help you look, feel and perform better than you did in your 20s, head to https://muscleintelligence.com/mipapply to learn more about our upcoming programs. Today I've rebroadcast an interview that is undoubtedly one of the MOST valuable interviews I've ever recorded for entrepreneurs, coaches, and virtually anyone interested in business. Alex Hormozi joins me for a no-holds-barred discussion on successful sales, effective business decisions, and how to maximize customer value. Alex is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He began his entrepreneurial journey when he packaged his process for launching a successful gym, turned it into a licensing model, and scaled it to over 4000 locations in four years. In this same four-year period, Alex founded and scaled three other companies to $120M+ in cumulative sales across four different industries... and reached $100 million net worth before the age of 30. He's also generous enough to share - literally - ALL of his business secrets.  You'll learn everything from his high-impact system to close clients, to a four-step massive monetization structure for offers. My team has also outlined Alex's frameworks for successful sales and fitness business tactics in today's implementation guide. You'll learn: Alex’s Framework for Effective Closing Why Coaching ALWAYS Begins with the Sale How to Influence Decisions and Deliver Results in Your Business How to Give Clients What they NEED and Gain Their Trust Upselling Tips to Maximize Customer Value Please support our sponsors: Get 20% off ALL Organifi products at organifi.com/muscle P.S. Alex has written a couple of books which I HIGHLY recommend, and he's about to release his third... He's also hosting a huge online party for the book launch, on Saturday, August 19th at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. You can sign up here. I've invited my whole team, because when it comes to Alex Hormozi, I'm willing to bet - 100% of the time - that he will provide huge amounts of value in whatever content he shares with the world.
65:55 8/17/23

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