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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 p ...
 
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 ...
 
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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 …
 
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 entrep…
 
Hattie Boydle became a WBFF Pro in 2014 and was crowned WBFF World Champion in 2016. She runs a female-only training program called The Sports Model Project, based in Australia. 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 becom…
 
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. Whether you are a coach or a spouse, a teacher or a parent, you'll want to listen to this episode. Brett Bartholomew is a keynote speaker, perfo…
 
On this solo episode, I walk you through the tools that are - in my opinion - prerequisites in becoming a a peak performer. Listen to hear what I do with the top-level athletes I am coaching, what I learnt through my own pro bodybuilding career, and what the incredible guests and experts that we've had on this podcast have taught me. Please look at…
 
Ryan Smith has previously been a guest on the show to teach us all about peptides. Today he joins me to talk about epigenetic aging, DNA testing, changes in the market and new regulations for peptides, predictions, interventions and individual diagnostics. This is a fascinating conversation for me, as I put my body under a lot of stress during my c…
 
Dr. Kelly Starrett joins me on today’s episode to share his expertise about the prerequisites of movement and training, and a systems approach to improving your ranges of motion and ultimately your performance. Dr. Kelly Starrett – also known as the Supple Leopard - is a coach, physical therapist, two-time New York Times & Wall Street Journal bests…
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Dr. Jay Wiles, cohost of the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast and host of Mindhacker’s Radio w/ Dr. Jay Wiles, to speak about all things HRV. This is a deep dive, so get out your pen and paper. Ever wondered how to measure? What you are measuring? How to use the data? We get into all of it in this episode. Dr. Wiles …
 
Patrick McKeown is THE authority when it comes to breathing. Since 2002, Patrick has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide. His work focuses on breathing pattern disorders, sleep disordered breathing and anxiety. We cover a myriad of breathing related topics on this episode - please check the timestamps below. His book "The Oxygen Advantage"…
 
My friend Dr. Michael Miletic, renowned Neuropsychiatrist and former Olympic weightlifter, joins me on today's episode for a deep conversation about embracing and transforming emotions, mental health and his approach on helping his clients. We cover topics such as trauma in athletes, the feeling of hope, negative self-talk, repressing emotions and …
 
Over the past 12 years, today's guest Luke Leaman has taught thousands of personal trainers and coaches how to get better at their craft, and how to build great careers. The co-founder of Muscle Nerds first picked up a barbell at 8 years old and never stopped. After attending a Poliquin seminar, he was hooked and eventually ended up working for Cha…
 
In today's solo episode, I let you in on how flipping my consciousness gave me the clarity to let my soul determine my values and the simple tools you can use on your journey to finding your purpose and living a life that you love. Timestamps: [2:50] View obstacles as opportunities [3:50] Getting clarity on purpose [9:15] Wake up inspired [13:30] E…
 
Dr. Thomas D. Zweifel is a strategy & performance expert, board member & sparring partner for CEOs & leaders of Fortune 500 companies. Since 1984, he has coached clients on 4 continents to open strategic frontiers and meet business imperatives. On average his clients have realized 40X ROI in management results from working with Thomas. An authority…
 
Killian Hamilton joins me on today's episode about skill acquisition in programming. If you've ever done any of my programs, you'll know that my clients always go through a primer phase to learn the skills of muscle activation and exercise execution. So I'm excited to hear him and the team at Pre-Script talk about this often neglected but certainly…
 
Adam Feit, Precision Nutrition’s head strength and sport psychology coach, joins me on today’s episode to talk about managing client expectations, goal setting and creating lasting behavioral change. We get into the future of coaching, some sports psychology research and being a coach that seeks strengths. Known for his passion, drive, and enthusia…
 
Derek Woodske joins me on today’s episode for a deep drive into the champion mindset and champion-producing coaching, both of which Derek can speak of from experience. Few can give you advice on successful high-level coaching, even fewer are able to give you an insight into the psychology of a professional athlete. Derek does both on this episode. …
 
The legendary Dr. John Demartini is with me today, a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, researcher, author and global educator. His unique teachings start at the core of the issue, addressing the human factor and range out to a multitude of powerful tools that have stood the test of time. His goal is to leave clients with insights into th…
 
In today's episode, Ben speaks with the Head of Nutrition for Precision Nutrition, Brian St Pierre. Brian holds a master’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine. St. Pierre is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN). In this con…
 
Dr. Jordan Shallow and Killian Hamilton recently visited me at Mi40 gym in Tampa to interview me for their podcast RX'd Radio. The conversation was so enjoyable, that I wanted to share it with you all. Dr. Jordan Shallow is someone I essentially consider my brother, and so we get deep in this conversation about vice and virtue to which Killian brou…
 
Alex Hormozi joins me on today's podcast to talk about business. As a struggling gym owner, Alex went into educating himself and experimenting on how to fix the problems that kept him from success. As a result, he's created a system to help other struggling gym owners and personal trainers thrive in their business. Gym Launch, founded in 2017, has …
 
Recently, I sat down in Colorado with my friend and mentor Tom Purvis, someone who has changed my thought process and taught me more than anyone else when it comes to exercise. In this conversation, you get a taste of the brilliant mind that is Tom Purvis as we talk about breathing mechanics, client assessment, prescribing vs continuously analysing…
 
Which virtues does bodybuilding instil in those pursuing a better physique? Is it superficial, the exterior only? Or is there much more to the sport of bodybuilding, that transcends into all aspects of your life? That's what I'd like to explore with you on today's episode- the virtues training hard for over 20 years as taught me and what it can tea…
 
Jeff Chilton, founder of Nammex - the leading supplier of organic mushroom extract ingredients to supplement companies – joins me on today’s podcast to talk about – you guessed it – all things mushrooms. Jeff was one of the first to bring organic mushroom extracts to the North American marketand has over 40 years of mushroom growing experience. We …
 
Friend of the show and well-known figure in the fitness industry, Mark Bell joins Ben on today's episode to speak about success, momentum, training and family. This is a great conversation between two successful former professional athletes who have taken the lessons they learnt in the gym and applied them to their life. Mark Bell is the owner of S…
 
Lisa Wimberger, founder of the NeuroSculpting Institute, is on a mission to help individuals find healthy ways to navigate the great unknown of emotional and mental confusion and stress. She joins Ben on this episode to tell her journey of studying the nervous system and finding strategies of dealing with her own life-threatening trauma - a journey…
 
In this episode, Ben is joined by Dr. Dominik Nischwitz - a dentist and naturopath from Germany, who is a pioneer and leader in the field of biological dentistry and ceramic implants. Dr. Dome - as he is also known - is on a mission to educate and start the conversation on how your oral health impacts your entire body and overall wellbeing. This co…
 
Dawson Church, PhD, joins us in today's episode to talk about how utilising the energy flows in your body can help heal trauma, beat degenerative illnesses and cancer, increase productivity, up-regulate gene expressions and build character traits. He is a wealth of knowledge who has changed his own life and that of thousands of others popularising …
 
In today's Q&A episode, Ben gives you the details on how he is approaching his 12-week transformation and the aspects you should consider when attempting a transformation - whether it be with a client or for yourself. He covers topics such as the importance of aerobic fitness, his personal daily walking and breathing practice, his nutritional appro…
 
Ever wondered why Ben frames his teachings around the 6 Pillars of a Lean, Healthy and Muscular Body... for Life? In this episode, Ben explains what he was searching for at the beginning of his bodybuilding career and why he felt the need to create something that was previously missing in the fitness industry. He speaks to how the Muscle Intelligen…
 
In today’s episode, Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon from Precision Nutrition joins us to talk about nutrition. We get into what human beings need nutritionally to thrive, the role of epigenetics and the implication of DNA on your nutrition. Krista explains where to start with a new client, calorie recommendations, behavioral changes and stress mitigation. K…
 
On this episode of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, Podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal joins us to talk about all things feet: The often overlooked role healthy feet play in your overall posture, how footwear impacts your gait and essentially your health and the role of glute muscles in forming your gait - this interview covers that and a whole lot more…
 
Dr. Greg Wells studied Kinesiology and did his Masters in Physiology and PhD in Respiratory Physiology. For his PhD, he studied how high level athletes were able to improve their performance through improved breathing. In this interview, Dr. Greg Wells and Ben Pakulski discuss the extremes through which humans can use their breathing to accomplish …
 
In today's Q&A episode, Ben answers your frequently asked questions about his personal practices. From his meditation practice to the shoes he wears, his thoughts on psychedelics, the supplements in his cabinet, his tracking devices to the books he's reading and the courses he is taking - he covers it all. This podcast is jam-packed with informatio…
 
Today Ben speaks with James Nestor, one of the world leaders in understanding the physiology of our breath and how it can impact our lives, our minds and bodies, and our resilience. In this info-packed episode you'll learn tangible ways to easily incorporate simple ideas and techniques that can have a dramatic impact on your mental state and clarit…
 
In today's episode Ben speaks with the cofounder of Renaissance Periodization, Dr. Mike Israetel. Mike holds a PhD in Sport Physiology from East Tennessee State University. Formerly a professor of Exercise and Sport Science in the School of Public Health at Temple University in Philadelphia, Mike has taught several courses, including Nutrition for …
 
In this episode with Brian Johnson, founder of the Optimize community, is packed full of inspiration, positivity, and tangible plans for a happier, calmer, more joy-filled life. Brian discusses his four main virtues (wisdom, self-mastery, courage, and love); he talks about what truly means to be a hero, and what it means to have "anti-fragile confi…
 
In today's solo Q&A episode, Ben dives into his personal experience with habit building as it relates to growing a lean, healthy physique as well as a healthy mindset. He talks about the common habits that lean, healthy, happy people have; how to avoid the trap of the obsessive mindset, where you chase arbitrary goals at the cost of your health and…
 
Today Ben speaks with his good friend and fellow gym owner, fitness mentor, and trainer Mark Coles. Mark has just written a book called Level Up: The Fitness Professional's Road Map to Achieving Excellence (which Ben wrote the foreword to) and they discuss Mark's journey from personal trainer to gym owner to trainer mentor and beyond; how he grew h…
 
You can only reach your peak performance by doing more. At least that’s what the old approach tells us. Instead of doing more, Dr. Michael Gervais’ new model of being more not only takes you further but it gives you a greater mastery of your mind and body. In this episode, we talk to Michael about the Compete to Create system and book that he creat…
 
There are a few fundamentals we need to perfect before hoping to maximize our progress in any kind of physical pursuit, and in today’s show, we explore what that means. As Ben explains, this project starts with learning what functional movement is and making sure we are doing it correctly. Functional movement, contrary to what we might think, actua…
 
Some of the greatest obstacles posed by any challenging pursuit are the ones that exist in our own minds. This is a concern at the center of High-Performance Psychologist Dr. Bhrett McCabe’s work and today he joins us on the show to share his perspectives on the subject. Dr. McCabe works with both professional and amateur athletes, focusing on ment…
 
Joining us on the show today are Stefi Cohen and Hayden Bowe, the creators of Hybrid Performance Method, a virtual gym that provides accessible, affordable, and effective online workout programs to athletes of all skill and experience levels worldwide. Stefi is also a world champion powerlifter and today we speak to her and Hayden about self-develo…
 
If you listen to your body as you exercise, you can feel your emotions arise to the surface. Many people try to mute out these feelings, or they exercise to distract themselves from feeling. In today’s episode, Ben and Ash talk about why it’s important to listen to your body and work through your feelings. As Ben mentions at the start of the episod…
 
With all the unhealthy, unethical meat being produced and distributed in the US, the time is ripe for people to start doing things differently. Enter Belcampo, a company that is revolutionizing meat for the wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet. Today we have their co-founder and CEO, Anya Fernald, on the show to talk about her life story an…
 
Welcome back to another live edition of the Muscle Intelligence show! Today we focus on giving you some new perspectives on your exercise routine and this Q&A session looks at more effective ways, taking inspiration from the strategies of great people as a jumping-off point. We are really aiming to give you a new paradigm for exercise, how it is me…
 
In this episode, returning guest Dr. Benjamin Bikman from Brigham Young University joins Ben to talk about insulin and its role in our overall health, specifically as it pertains to insulin resistance and the various lifestyle and genetic factors that come into play. Insulin resistance is not only strongly correlated to chronic disease, but it can …
 
We are live again on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast and today you’ll hear all about Ben’s different courses and workout plans, the work of a few brilliant past guests, a few tips for resetting your neurochemistry, and more! Our exchange begins with Ben talking about his new mentorship program, coaching certificate, and email squat challenge. This …
 
So-called health foods that we think are doing something great for us sometimes are leading to the very things we are trying to avoid. Today’s guest is Sally Norton and she joins us to talk about chemical compounds called oxalates that are found in plants and the dangers they pose to our health! Sally grew up veggie-centric and spent 16 years as a …
 
With the general risk of cancer only set to increase during the current generation, we face the hard reality of these dangers lingering in our lives. Dr. Nasha Winters is an expert in the integrative approach to fighting cancer and having successfully warded off multiple bouts with the disease in her own life, is positioned well to speak on the die…
 
Welcome to this live episode of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, where Ben and Ash talk about standing together at this moment in history and share some amazing diet and fitness wisdom! We kick things off thinking about all that is happening right now with the backfire against racism, talking about the need for empathy, and how we should use this m…
 
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