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
1:01:17We 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!
Muscle Intelligence Podcast Ben's 44 Success Principles for an Optimized Body and Relentless Mind
45:13This 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.
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165- A Year in Review- Our Favorite Take Homes from the Muscle Expert Podcast
39:19Thank 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.
164- Decoding a Healthy Gut with Dr. Mike Ruscio
1:02:01Joining 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 Robb Wolf (@dasrobbwolf) • Instagram
163- Decoding Your Epigenetic Expression with Dr. Tom Stubbs
44:54Joining 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! Exclusive Offer!!! Visit https://www.chronomics.com/r/ben75 for 20% off your Chronomics Package!
162- Integration of Strength, Stability and Hypertrophy with Dr Jordan "Beardzilla" Shallow
1:12:00Welcome 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. This podcast is brought to you by Bioptimizers. We use Masszymes everyday to optimize protein digestion and absorption. Check out the demo video at masszymes.com for the full demonstration of the power of these enzymes and use code MuscleBen18 for 15 percent off at checkout.
161- Master Your Sleep Through Tracking with Harpreet Rai of Oura
1:17:11Joining us today is Harpreet Rai, CEO of the Oura Ring. In this episode Ben and Harpreet dive into how he got involved with Oura as well as what makes it different from other sleep trackers out there. They take a deep dive into HRV and analyze Ben’s numbers on the air. He shares the future of the company and the concept of Own the Night. Find out why Harpreet not only wants to give you a good night’s sleep, but the best quality of life! This episode is brought to you by MCTco. Use Code BenBOGO for buy one get one free organic MCT oil and powder only on MCTco.com. How did he get involved with Oura? [4:28] What is it about a ring that makes it so advantageous over a watch? [9:57] How do we turn a pulse into deep sleep? [12:42] What happens to your body during deep sleep? [16:50] Validating the implications/importance of the ring and HRV: Analyzing Ben’s sleep numbers [23:40] Why did they change the design of the ring? [36:50] Addressing the demand and fulfillment requests not being made. [38:00] What is the future for the Oura Ring and the app? [39:25] Has he seen any high variability/technical issues with the ring? [58:26] What are they doing to get into more homes and grow the business? [1:02:22] The concept of Own the Night. [1:05:10] Featured Guest Oura Ring: the most accurate sleep and activity tracker **Coupon code “BPAK” for $50 off** Related Links/Products Mentioned Muscle Expert Podcast #50 – The Ultimate Tool For Accurately Quantifying Your Sleep, HRV, Caloric Expenditure and More with Petteri Lahtela Cooper test - Wikipedia Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams – Book by Matthew Walker PhD The Science Behind Oura | Oura Ring Muscle Expert Podcast #158- The Ultimate Sleep Masterclass with Dan Pardi Gyroscope - Wikipedia Oura Ring Receives the Red Dot Award 2018 | Oura Ring The Sleep of the Ring Comparison of the ŌURA Sleep Tracker Against Polysomnography. The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype--and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More – Book by Michael Breus Date With Destiny - Discover What Motivates You - Tony Robbins Muscle Expert Podcast #156- The MI40 Six Pillars for a Lean and Muscular Body The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists - Book by Neil Strauss People Mentioned Petteri Lahtela (@plahtela) | Twitter Matt Walker (@sleepdiplomat) | Twitter Dan Pardi (@humanos.me) | Instagram Neil Strauss (@neilstrauss) · Twitter Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) · Twitter
160- Optimum Protein Consumption for Athletes with The Head of the International Protein Board Dr. Rob Wildman
1:01:30Dr. Rob Wildman joins us to dive deep on protein consumption for trained individuals. We discuss the limitations of current RDA values, how protein synthesis works, and what is optimal vs recommended. Dr. Wildman gives us his optimal timing around workouts, best protein sources and much more! A huge thanks to Joovv for sponsoring this week's giveaway and podcast! Visit Joovv.com/bpak to get a little extra gift with the purchase of a Joovv product! For resources and links from this episode visit Benpakulski.com/Podcasts/Wildman Requirements vs. Recommendations: How Much Nutrients do you need to Build Muscle, Optimize Health and Longevity? [3:00] Gains vs. Maintains: How Much Extra Protein is needed to Maintain your Muscle Mass? [5:15] How Much Can the Average Person Assimilate Per Serving of Protein? [7:09] The Science Behind the Optimization/Absorption of Protein. [10:00] What is the Recommend US Guidelines for Protein Compared to What he Recommends? [13:40] What are Things that Directly Influence our Daily Protein Requirement? [16:29] How does Frequency of Training affect Muscle Protein Synthesis? [19:50] The Research and Science behind how Muscle Protein Synthesis Works. [22:19] What does Research say about Slow Acting Proteins? [25:00] The Idea of Achieving a Certain Amount of Amino Acids in the Blood. [26:36] Would the Average Person Benefit from More Protein in their Diet? [29:24] Are there any Negative Effects to Too Much Protein? [33:00] For People with Kidney Dysfunction, When does Too Much Protein Become an Issue? [38:27] The Implications of High Dietary Meat Intake in Depleting Body’s Glycine. [39:22] The Bottom Line on Collagen. [41:21] The Differences Between Whey and Isolate Protein & Which One Should You Be Using. [43:14] Can we Nourish the Muscle with Protein while we Sleep? [46:24] Is it Necessary for us to Re-Sensitize Ourselves to Protein? [50:07] The Rally Cry of the Amino Acids. The Benefits and Importance of Leucine. [52:12] What is Exciting Things are Going on with Dymatize? [55:02] Why Would one take BCAA’s over Hydrolyzed Whey Isolate? [56:55] How Long as Dymatize been a Business? [58:03]
159- The Ultimate Health Hack-Mimicking the Benefit of Sun Exposure with Joovv Light’s Founder Scott Nelson
59:37Joining us today is the founder of Joovv Light, Scott Nelson. Scott brings us all of the latest research on red light and near-infrared light therapy and the benefits that it brings. We dive into the fascinating topic of deuterium and how it’s accumulation may lead to increased risk of cancer and other chronic illness. We also discuss how research is showing benefits ranging from increased collegian production, increased stem cell growth, benefits for exercise, and positive impact on mitochondria and micro biome. Sun light may be the greatest health hack that has been found and similar light therapies are a close second. Listen all the way through to hear how proper light exposure can improve everything from your workouts to your sleep. ***GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!*** The guys at Joovv have been so gracious as to giveaway a Joovv Solo to one lucky listener who subscribes and reviews this podcast as well as shares on social media!!! Visit Instagram @bpakfitness for more details on how you can win this $1995 system from Joovv!!! This podcast is brought to you by Foursigmatic Mushrooms! Lionsmane mushrooms are one of our favorite supplements for increasing brain cognition and nerve growth factor. It is one of the core supplements that the entire Muscle Intelligence Team takes daily. We partnered with Foursigmatic to share the love with at 15% discount on all of your mushroom needs. Just use code Muscle at checkout to claim your discount!
158- The Ultimate Sleep Masterclass with Dan Pardi
1:40:53Previous guest, Dan Pardi, returns to illuminate even more when it comes to sleep. Ben and Dan dive right in with discussion of his research of treating sleep disorders with GBH. They also discuss more natural ways to hack sleep including proper light exposure and timing, melatonin and CBD supplementation and more. Lastly we wrap up with talk of the effects that lack of sleep can have on brain function. If you struggle with getting enough sleep this is definitely a must listen. This podcast is brought to you by Foursigmatic. If you struggle with sleep we recommend supplementing with reishi mushrooms right before bed to improve sleep. Use code Muscle for 15% off your order! If you would like to join Dan in HumanOS.me use the code MuscleIntelligence to get your first month of Pro for $1!