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Muscle Intelligence Podcast

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Formerly the Muscle Expert Podcast. Ben Pakulski, 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 o… read more

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How to Become a Highly Effective Human #281

December 5th, 2022


I’m asked questions regularly from our coaching community about being more effective and efficient with time, training, work - you name it. I define …

The Dangers of Low Testosterone and How to Optimize Your Levels with Dr. Doreen Saltiel #280

December 1st, 2022


Today’s interview is with Dr. Doreen Saltiel, an outstanding resource in the process and nuance of optimizing testosterone levels. This episode is …

The Single Greatest Influence on Your Behavior, Health, and Mindset #279

November 28th, 2022


Today's podcast is the fourth in our Six-Pillar Series, and takes a deep-dive into the pillar of life optimization that is often overlooked, but …

Reclaim and Restore your Primal Virtues with Jonathan Rios #278

November 23rd, 2022


Today’s interview is with a man who is paving the way for today’s men to access their GREATEST potential.  Jonathan Rios joins me for a conversation about how to break out of the stifling confines of society’s …

An 8-Step Framework for Cellular Optimization #277

November 21st, 2022


While the holiday season is traditionally seen as a time when many forego their priorities of health and fitness for social events and vacations, the …

Weight Cutting and Pre-Competition Prep for High-Performance Athletes with Dr. John Connor #276

November 17th, 2022


Today’s interview is on an array of subject matter that both those competing at an elite level, as well as those aspiring to be high-performers, can get a tremendous amount of value from.

In this all-encompassing …

Nutritional Considerations for Hypertrophy and Peak Performance # 275

November 14th, 2022


A very outdated, but still somewhat stereotypical, view of "eating to build muscle" is to load up on peanut butter, chicken, and eggs, and to eat as …

How to Simplify and Improve Your Training Program #274

November 10th, 2022


A common framing around successful fitness is simply to "work hard." I get dozens of men who come to me, frustrated because they're putting in a TON …

Pre-Workout Protocol: Proper Techniques that Prevent Injuries and Promote Progress #273

November 7th, 2022


People often frame preparedness for exercise around warming up in the gym. While warm-ups are important, the concept of readiness goes much deeper: What are all the systems of my body that need to be properly prepared, …

Nutrition Secrets: How to Decrease Inflammation and Eat to Fuel Performance # 272

November 3rd, 2022


For every 100 clients who tell me that the #1 thing holding them back is their nutrition... only 10 are actually correct.

The other 90 are held up …

Expert Training Secrets to Stimulate Hypertrophy and Promote Longevity [Six-Pillar Series: Training] #271

November 1st, 2022


Today's podcast is the third in our Six-Pillar Series, and offers a detailed look into training from both ends of the spectrum: physique optimization …

A High-Performance Protocol to Alleviate Stress and Optimize Recovery with Dr. Justin Feinstein #270

October 27th, 2022


Today's interview covers an incredibly valuable and time-sensitive topic: managing mental health WITHOUT the use of addictive pharmaceuticals. Dr. Justin Feinstein joins me on the podcast today, to discuss how our fear …

Cultivate Mental Acuity and Tap Into Flow with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman #269

October 24th, 2022


Today's episode offers a unique insight into best practices to sharpen your focus, learning capacity, and overall intelligence...  I often view intelligence in terms of that of a muscle - trainable, but also subject to …

Uncharted Territory Within Modern-Day Masculinity #268

October 20th, 2022


Interested in the 90-Day Body Transformation Program that I spoke about in this episode?  Doors are OPEN until Saturday, October 22, 2022. Head to

There is a lot of conversation in …

From Super Fat to Super Fit: Secrets from a 60lb - Transformation with Drew Manning #267

October 17th, 2022


Today's interview is with a guest who found that the secret to lasting body transformation is often most discernible in how we relate to our mind and emotions - rather than just within the confines of training & …

The Integrated Process of Getting Fit for Life #266

October 13th, 2022


Interested in the 90-Day Body Transformation Program that I spoke about in this episode?  Doors are OPEN until Sunday, October 16, 2022. Head to

Customized Hypertrophy: How to Build Maximum Muscle for Every Body Type #265

October 10th, 2022


I receive countless questions from podcast listeners and Muscle Intelligence Community members who remain convinced that their genetics are responsible for the challenges they experience with building muscle - that they …

Fat Loss for Men Over 35 Made Simple #264

October 6th, 2022


One of my favorite masterclasses from this year was also one of our best attended. Fat Loss and Body Transformation are such important topics to get right, especially because what worked at 30 won't always work at 40. …

10 Simple Shifts to Instantly Upgrade Your Training #263

October 3rd, 2022


Today's solocast is on a topic that I have studied, tested, and perfected for over 20 years: Training for Hypertrophy. I've compiled 10 of the most …

7 Steps to Optimize Your Body for Longevity #262

September 29th, 2022


My focus in recent years has shifted away from my myopic pursuit of building crazy amounts of muscle and towards physical optimization and performance. All my research and experimentation is accompanied by a deeper …

How to Leverage Your Protein Intake for Fat Loss & Longevity #261

September 26th, 2022


Today's podcast is the second in our Six-Pillar Series - a deep dive into Nutrition. After reviewing the past year's most impactful podcasts and …

A Framework of Achievement for High-Performers #260

September 22nd, 2022


Today's solocast contains a couple of my favorite recent clips from our members-only coaching calls. I felt that these clips were too valuable for …

High Impact Summary: Dr. Peter Litchfield | The Dangers of Over-Breathing

September 15th, 2022


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Breathing correctly is VITAL to your health... but it's also a …

The Dangers of Over-Breathing with Dr. Peter Litchfield #259

September 12th, 2022


Breathing correctly is VITAL to your health... but it's also a concept often overlooked in the world of fitness, health, and nutrition. However, no body transformation program, or path to life optimization, is complete …

The 14 Reasons Why You're Not Building Muscle #258

September 8th, 2022


"I'm not working hard enough," or "my nutrition is poor" are often the most common reasons I hear men over 35 cite to explain poor results around …

High Impact Summary | Six-Pillar Series: Mindset

September 1st, 2022


Listen to the FULL episode with Matt Beaudreau, Judith Pennington, Bedros Keuilian, Peter Crone, and Ben Pakulski:

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Six-Pillar Series: Mindset #257

August 29th, 2022


Actionable Resources for Physical Optimization and Personal Mastery

Upgrading your physique and accessing your unique path to peak performance are about SO much more than the conventional constraints of “fitness” and …

Are You Overtraining? Key Indicators, Solutions, and Metrics for Progression #256

August 22nd, 2022


Ever feel like you’re training consistently and doing all the right things, but not getting the results that you've worked hard for?

I see the term …

High Impact Summary: Dr. Dominic D'Agostino | The Ketogenic Protocol for Longevity & Cellular Health

August 18th, 2022


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I'm constantly asked about nutrition, more specifically about the ketogenic …

The Ketogenic Protocol for Longevity & Cellular Health with Dr. Dominic D'Agostino #255

August 15th, 2022


I'm constantly asked about nutrition, more specifically about the ketogenic diet, as a potential solution for fat loss, muscle growth and a host of …

High Impact Summary: Ido Portal | Movement Mastery and Expanded Consciousness

August 12th, 2022


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Today's guest takes the lines and limitations of the commonly perceived …

Movement Mastery and Expanded Consciousness with Ido Portal #254

August 9th, 2022


Today's guest takes the lines and limitations of the commonly perceived notions of movement, awareness, and life... then expands, deconstructs, and weaves these concepts into the outer edges of human consciousness.

Train Smarter, Not Harder After 35 with Don Saladino #253

July 29th, 2022


If you're over 35, you've probably noticed that things inside and outside the gym don't always look and feel the same as they did in your 20s. That doesn't make it bad or wrong, it just means we need to be more …

Use Stress to Your Advantage with Dr. Jay Wiles #252

July 26th, 2022


Just because most people and publications talk about the infamous training + nutrition formula doesn't make it correct. It's actually incomplete.

You …

The Real Impact of Fulfillment on Your Physiology with Dr. John Demartini #251

July 19th, 2022


Mastery of the nervous system and cultivating a purpose-filled life are two cornerstones of what I believe to be a life well-lived. 

Today's guest, …

The 4-Step Pakulski Process for Body Transformation #250

July 5th, 2022


Today's solocast gives you the EXACT system that I use to train my high-level clients and pro-athletes. To make it replicable and easy to implement, …

Performance Optimization Highlights #249

June 30th, 2022


If you're looking for the ONE place to learn more about staying motivated, the mindset for outstanding training, female hormone optimization, and the metrics of health for performance... you'll want to tune into this …

The New Standard for Optimal Health with Dr. Gil Blander #248

June 16th, 2022


My personal coaching packages always include blood, urine, and DNA testing for those who are looking to achieve optimal health through objective metrics. As I've navigated this landscape with my clients over the …

The Cure for Female Hormonal Imbalances #247

June 13th, 2022

Today's episode is an extensive, and highly actionable explanation of health for women.

I sought out Dr. Carrie Jones because she's a true expert on an often-debated, commonly misunderstood subject: hormones. Dr. Carrie …

Why You Can't Stay Motivated and How to Fix It #246

June 9th, 2022

Many people believe that it's their lack of motivation that prevents them from making progress... That if only they were able to master their will, …

The Mindset for Exceptional Training #245

June 2nd, 2022

After decades of coaching high-achievers, I've seen that the people who succeed simply commit and follow through. It's not their skill level, talent, …

Fat Loss Highlights #244

May 27th, 2022

Today's episode is a culmination of all wisdom we learned from top experts in the fat loss field: a mastermind in human metabolism and insulin …

The Truth About Metabolism, Animal Protein, and Insulin | Dr. Ben Bikman #243

May 10th, 2022


It's Dr. Ben Bikman's third time on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, and with good reason: Dr. Bikman's knowledge of human metabolism is matched by …

Tools to Get Unstuck and Realize Your Greatest Potential | Dr. Barry Michels and Dr. Phil Stutz #242

May 6th, 2022

Is changing your behavior as easy as changing your mindset? Today's guests hold the stance that true behavior change takes more than just a mindset …

Upgraded Nutrition: Get the Benefits of Fasting without Restriction with Dr. Joseph Antoun #241

May 3rd, 2022

I hear (and see) a lot of repetitive nutrition advice in the health and fitness space.  Many coaches, trainers, and fitness-focused individuals tend to regurgitate the same sound bites which makes our guest on the …

Muscle Building and Nutrition Highlights #240

April 29th, 2022

The last two months of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast incorporated a few of my favorite subjects:
 • Muscle Building: From intentionality to load …

Using Real-Time Data to Improve Metabolic Health with Kara Collier #239

April 26th, 2022

Today on the podcast, I've asked Kara Collier, Registered Dietitian, to join me in a discussion about revolutionizing preventative healthcare. It's …

Aging Backwards with Mark Sisson #238

April 15th, 2022


At age 68, Mark Sisson looks 35. I want what he's having. Mark is the EPITOME of health and wellness, and has mastered the art of aging backwards. 
I invited Mark onto the podcast to deconstruct his habits, knowledge …

The Path to Mastery with Dr. Trevor Kashey #237

April 7th, 2022


Some people know WHAT they want or what their goal is. Few people know WHY they want it. And a fraction of those people actually know HOW to achieve …

The Training Mistake You're Probably Making with Tom Purvis #236

March 31st, 2022


Muscle Building Month wouldn't be complete without hearing from one of my longtime mentors and friends, Tom Purvis. I call him "The Yoda of …

The Catalyst to Hypertrophy with Dr. Brad Schoenfeld #235

March 28th, 2022


How does being sore after a workout contribute to your success?  How can you utilize eccentric loading and isometric training for hypertrophy?  …

Solve Stress and Heal Trauma: Nervous System Interventions with Dr. Svetlana Masgutova #234

March 24th, 2022


How healthy is your nervous system? My latest interview is a special one that covers the very foundations of human performance and muscle building: the nervous system.  If high performance, longevity, and optimal brain …

The One Thing Limiting Your Performance with Dr. Andy Galpin #233

March 17th, 2022

No Muscle Building Month would be complete without an appearance by Human Performance Expert Dr. Andy Galpin!  This interview offers tools for you to …

Train for MAXIMUM Gains and MASTER Your Mindset #232

March 14th, 2022


We're kicking off the third week of Muscle Building Month with some intelligent training tips for MAXIMUM gains.  In today's solocast, I outline the …

To Build Muscle, Start with Posture: Part 2 with Annette Verpillot #231

March 10th, 2022


In part 1 of our Muscle Building Month kick-off episode, Annette Verpillot outlined a complete framework for assessing and improving posture.  As we continue with Muscle Building Month in our MI community, Annette is …

To Build Muscle, Start with Posture: Part 1 with Annette Verpillot #230

March 7th, 2022


If you've been following Muscle Building Month in our MI community, you'll know that the foundation of muscle growth is correct posture and …

The Fastest Way to Build and Sustain Muscle Growth #229

March 3rd, 2022

Maximize your training with my 9-Step Efficiency Framework for Intelligent Muscle Building.

Contrary to popular belief, building muscle and training …

No Shortcuts: Jay Cutler on Becoming One of the World's Greatest Bodybuilders #228

February 28th, 2022


"I was a machine... there was one goal in my whole life since I was 12, and that was to be the best bodybuilder on the planet." -Jay Cutler

At age …

BOOST Mitochondrial Function and EXPAND Your Mind with Ian Mitchell #227

February 25th, 2022


Are you ready to radically deconstruct the upper limits, and rewire your perception of what's possible?

I reached out to Ian after discovering his …

The Key to Bold Leadership and True Masculinity with Bedros Keuilian #226

February 22nd, 2022

"My definition of a leader, to me, is very simple: an individual that's got a vision that's so big, so grand, and so impactful that he or she MUST …

Breakthroughs in Regenerative Medicine and the Future of Healing with Dr. Anthony Galea and Dr. Adeel Khan #225

February 14th, 2022


What is the future of longevity and healing, and how can we expand the capability of our body’s internal intelligence? We often hear about anti-aging …

Anti-Aging Interventions, TRT, Cortisol, and How to Fix Your Metabolism with Dr. Kyle Gillett #224

February 7th, 2022


Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy really a one-size-fits-all treatment?  How can you stabilize cortisol levels?  We cover it ALL in this episode.  …

The Key to Optimal Human Health, Biodiversity, and Prosperous Civilization with Robb Wolf #223

January 31st, 2022


Deciphering the impact of our dietary choices on our own health, social and cultural discrepancies, and the future of the environment, is …

Elevate Heart Health: a Holistic Approach with Dr. Michael Twyman #222

January 24th, 2022


Cardiovascular health is a growing concern in the greater fitness community.  We've brought in Dr. Michael Twyman, an expert in the field, to debunk …

Optimize Male Sexual Performance with Dr. Judson Brandeis #221

January 17th, 2022


Vitality and longevity often have a symbiotic relationship with sexual health and performance.  This interview with Dr. Judson Brandeis will teach …

Ben's 33 Best Practices for Longevity #220

January 14th, 2022


After a 20-year bodybuilding career, everyone asks why I've changed the way that I train, and why I approach fitness and health so differently after retiring from competition.  As I continue to build upon the foundation …

2021, A Year in Review: Muscle Intelligence #219

January 7th, 2022


Today’s episode is a special one.  We’ve sifted through all of the amazing episodes we published in 2021 and picked out a handful of listener …

Find Your Why and Lead with Purpose, Featuring Paul Epstein #218

December 31st, 2021


What is the foundation that drives your purpose?  How can you identify and define your values?  Today's guest, Paul Epstein, is a leadership coach …

Activate Brain Wave States to Deepen Consciousness with Judith Pennington #217

December 24th, 2021


Interested in connecting to your subconscious intelligence?  What about accessing deeper peace, creativity, intuition... and ultimately, the answers …

Simple Dietary Changes for Life-Changing Impact with Dr. Ted Naiman #216

December 17th, 2021


What do ALL successful weight loss stories have in common?  What is a driving factor behind balancing your blood sugar?  The answer might be simpler …

Boost Brain Health, Heal Autoimmunity, and Improve the Gut Microbiome with Dr. Datis Kharrazian #215

December 13th, 2021


Dr. Datis Kharrazian has spent decades paving a new way to health and wellness within the space of autoimmunity, long before the terms "gut microbiome" and "neuro-inflammation" were widely used.  Today, Dr. Kharrazian's …

Find Your Soul's Purpose with Philip McKernan #214

December 10th, 2021


"If [the current pandemic] was JUST happening to're the only person in the world who [it's] happening to...what would it be trying to tell …

A 90 Day Transformation Framework to Optimize Your Body, Health, and Life #213

December 7th, 2021


Anyone can get in shape, but designing your lifestyle is the key to sustaining it: sustainability should trump speed.  In this highly requested …

High Performance KPIs, Athlete Compensation, and HRV with Andy O'Brien #212

December 4th, 2021


Interested in accessing movement fluidity, optimal performance, and nervous system synergy in your own training or your athletes' training?  Both high achievers AND coaches can learn a lot from Andy O'Brien, a strength …

Become Indistractable: Conscious Time Management with Nir Eyal #211

November 29th, 2021


Feeling your attention being pulled in many directions, especially as the holidays have begun?  Time management is a challenge for many of us in this …

The Race for Performance Begins with Health, Inside Out with Dan Garner #210

November 26th, 2021


Are you performing at 80%, even when you train for 100%?  Dan Garner has spent his career coaching elite athletes, and working with high performers, to find what he calls "performance anchors" -- Dan's term for hidden …

Evolve: Neurotransmitters, Lifespan Longevity, Training, and Nutrition with Christian Thibaudeau #209

November 22nd, 2021


"The smarter you are, the harder your brain can work against you" - Christian Thibaudeau.  As a renowned strength coach for over two decades, Christian Thibaudeau approaches challenges as opportunities, and uses the …

Unlock Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life with Elliot Roe #208

November 19th, 2021


Have you ever found yourself procrastinating, self-sabotaging, or stuck in a cycle of habits that do not ultimately serve you?  What would it look …

Brain Interventions to Optimize Movement and Overcome Limitations with Dr. Pat Davidson #207

November 12th, 2021


Ready to break out of the status-quo training methodologies that are so commonly seen in the fitness industry?  Dr. Pat Davidson breaks down the …

Create Your Reality to Express Your Greatness with Peter Crone, the Mind Architect #206

November 10th, 2021


"What are the fundamental programmed roots of your subconscious that gave rise to the identity of who you think you are, that is the precursor to all your thoughts, feelings, actions... and now, the outcome that you …

Healthy Skepticism for Independent Thinkers with Dr. Anthony Jay #205

November 3rd, 2021


If you have recently found it difficult to obtain objective information to inform your own important decisions, this episode is for you.  Anthony G. …

Tiny Habits for Happiness and High Performance with Dr. BJ Fogg #204

October 29th, 2021


How can you effectively build new positive habits into your life?  How can you adhere to the small steps needed to achieve big goals?  Today's guest, Dr. BJ Fogg, is an expert in changing behavior for lasting impact.

Fat Loss: a Tactical Approach to Lose it and Sustain it #203

October 27th, 2021


Looking for a step-by-step process to lose fat, and make it sustainable?  Wondering what the biggest mistakes and misconceptions are in fat loss?

In …

The Pursuit of Personal Excellence with Alvin Brown #202

October 22nd, 2021


At age 26, my first-ever mentor and role model, Alvin Brown, was the ultimate representation of a man who had achieved true greatness in all areas of …

Essential Questions for Personal Growth and Purposeful Living with Matt Beaudreau #201

October 15th, 2021


How do you manage your own mindset, emotions and ultimately… your own personal growth? Ben’s interview with Matt Beaudreau is not only a must-listen …

What Distinguishes Peak Performers and Top Coaches with Joe DeFranco #200

October 8th, 2021


Joe DeFranco is a world-renowned strength and conditioning coach who has been training top athletes for over 20 years. Joe was inducted into the Personal Trainer Hall of Fame in 2015 and co-created a coaching …

Commit to Success: Do Your Goals Align with Your Values? #199

October 4th, 2021


Are you ready to adhere to your goals, stay with discomfort, and ultimately succeed in life? This solocast is derived from one of Ben’s recent …

Energy Healing for Life-Changing Transformation with Dr. Barry Morguelan #198

October 1st, 2021


Do you wonder what your true potential is—not only in the gym—but in every area of your life? Whether you are looking to push the realm of possibility within your fitness, health, consciousness, business, or …

An Equation for Transformative Growth: Less Work, Bigger Response #197

September 29th, 2021


How can we make decisions within exercise programming to ultimately facilitate transformative growth?  In today’s solocast, Ben breaks down the …

Know Your Nervous System: Train Effectively, Live Purposefully #196

September 20th, 2021


Even if you’ve exercised regularly throughout your entire life, it’s possible that you have yet to consider the tendencies of your nervous system. …

An Individualized Approach to Bodybuilding with Dr. Jordan Shallow #195

September 17th, 2021


Ready to optimize your training for YOU, so that you can perform with maximal output and your highest skill? Join Ben and Dr. Jordan Shallow as they share a massive amount of fitness expertise and experiences about what …

Solocast: Unlock Your Greatness with Quality Training, Anabolic Balance, and a Champion's Mindset #194

September 13th, 2021


Join Ben as he outlines tried-and-true techniques to train for exponential results, set your body up for anabolism, and cultivate a champion's …

Small Steps to Perform at Your Peak with Dr. Guillermo Escalante #193

September 10th, 2021


What does it take to train like the elite? Dr. Guillermo Escalante has over 20 years of experience in competitive body building. Dr. Escalante holds …

Live by Design: Invest in What's Essential with Greg McKeown #192

September 6th, 2021


Greg McKeown, leadership and business consultant, is the author of two best-selling books: “Essentialism” and “Effortless.” Greg has built his career …

Crush Your Goals by Reframing Your Mindset and Beliefs with Kasey Jo Orvidas, Ph.D. #192

September 3rd, 2021


How can you overcome obstacles to changing your behavior, achieving your goals, and living your greatest life? Tune in as Ben and guest Kasey Jo Orvidas, Ph.D. discuss techniques to frame your mindset so that you can …

“This Process Changed My Results More Than Anything” #191

September 1st, 2021


Why do we hit walls in training? Join Ben as he breaks down the importance of structure and alignment within the body, and what it took for him to …

A Proven 3-Phase Process to Accelerate Body Transformation #190

August 27th, 2021


Are you looking for a more sustainable approach to transforming your body? In this solocast, Ben outlines his patented, proven 3-phase system that …

A Muscle Building Framework: What I wish Someone had told me about Adding Muscle and Transforming any Body #188

August 24th, 2021


In today’s solocast, Ben explores tools and techniques of total body transformation. With a focus on building muscle, Ben shares the steps that …

Healthy, Strong Masculine: Stepping into Your Power with Stefanos Sifandos #187

August 20th, 2021


This episode will help you explore relationship dynamics, intimacy issues and how to navigate attachment and communication styles.

Our new guest, Stefanos (Stef) Sifandos, brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and …

Solocast: My Biggest Fitness Frustrations and Why These Industry Leaders are Wrong #186

August 13th, 2021


Your mindset is determined by the quality of questions you ask yourself on a daily basis. On this episode, Ben shares the list of questions he asks himself everyday with the intention to spark innovation, creativity and …

Solocast: What High Achievers Know about Fulfillment #185

August 8th, 2021


On today's solocast, Ben shares about a new paradigm that has shifted the way he meditates and pursues fulfillment. He believes there are four key …

Solocast: Success, Honesty, Meditation #184

July 30th, 2021


Pura Vida from Costa Rica Muscle Intelligence Family.

We believe that being Lean, Healthy, and Muscular for Life shouldn’t be confusing and we aim to …

How to Fix a Slowing Brain with Lucas Aoun #183

July 26th, 2021


Have you ever felt like your brain was slowing down? As we age, some people can begin to lose their edge but this doesn’t have to be the case. There …

Sunday Solocast: Ben dives into 5 hot topics #182

July 18th, 2021


In today's solocast, Ben dives into 5 highly impactful areas of life, and answers some of the top questions submitted by listeners this week.


How to Become More Resilient to Stress and Perform at your Best with Mike T. Nelson #181

July 6th, 2021


We’re welcoming Mike T. Nelson back to the show to share about metabolic flexibility and a concept he calls “physiological flexibility.” We’re all …

Start a Revolution with Mind Pump- Sal Di Stephano #180

July 2nd, 2021


Sal Di Stefano is one part of the team that formed Mind Pump Media, one of the top fitness podcasts in the world. Sal joins Ben today to discuss why weight training is exploding right now and is the number one thing we …

From $60,000 to $600,000,000 with Aaron Singerman #179

July 1st, 2021


Aaron Singerman has built one of the biggest supplement brands in the world and in today's podcast, he breaks down how he did it, how he continues to grow it, and what the finish line is. Aaron dives into how he turned …

How to Scientifically Determine your Precise Ideal Bodyweight with Francis Holway #178

June 26th, 2021


Whether you're a high performance athlete, a bodybuilder, or looking to live a long youthful life, your ideal bodyweight has always been very …

New Man Emerging with Mike DeSanti #177

June 22nd, 2021


Today’s guest boasts one of the most shared and downloaded episodes ever of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast and now he’s back for round 2.

Mike Desanti joins me today to talk about how to be a more effective human.

How …

Solocast: How I used Intelligent Training to Change my Life #176

June 8th, 2021


I’ve been shouting for the last 10 years that "It’s NOT about what you do, it’s HOW you do it"  that matters most in accelerating results in the gym. …

Wade Lightheart - From Vegetarian Bodybuilder to Conscious Entrepreneurship #175

June 2nd, 2021


Within the true essence of Bodybuilding exists lessons and growth that go far beyond the physical body. Conscious entrepreneur, Wade Lightheart, shares how he turned the lessons of his bodybuilding pursuit into …

Becoming a Champion with Dorian Yates #174

May 31st, 2021


What makes some people pursue greatness while others are content settling for less? Having built one of the best physiques to ever walk the planet, Dorian Yates has a depth of insight into this question that far …

Performance, Progress, Results with Joel Jamieson #173

May 21st, 2021


One of our most requested guests is back to discuss the most important factor to drive performance, progress and ultimately results.

Joel Jamieson is …

Knees Over Toes Guy - How to Bulletproof your Knees with Ben Patrick #172

May 14th, 2021


“Knees Over Toes Guy” Ben Patrick joins me to destroy the old school myths and misconceptions around knee health and how to create bulletproof knees!

An individualised, demand-based framework of nutrition with Sam Miller #171

April 29th, 2021

  Get your pen and paper out for this episode. Sam Miller joins me to talk about a nutritional approach that is NOT based on a believe system, or …

Q&A - How to progress in training, find your soul's purpose, and become a leader #170

April 17th, 2021


On this solo Q&A episode, I cover three topics:

First I walk you through the four boxes you need to check in order to progress in your training. 

The Health and Performance Benefits of EZ-Water with Rowena Gates #169

April 1st, 2021


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 …

Decide your habits, decide your future with Geoff Woods #168

March 27th, 2021

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 …

A Journey to Lioness and Soldier with Hattie Boydle #167

March 22nd, 2021


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 …

Conscious Coaching with Brett Bartholomew #166

March 17th, 2021

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 …

Tools for Becoming a Peak Performer #165

March 13th, 2021


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 …

Epigenetic Aging and Aging Backwards with Ryan Smith #164

March 8th, 2021


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, …

Improving your movement patterns and performance output with Dr. Kelly Starrett #163

February 24th, 2021


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 …

A Deep Dive on HRV with Dr. Jay Wiles #162

February 18th, 2021


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 …

The power of your breath with world-renowned breathing expert Patrick McKeown #161

February 8th, 2021


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.

A new model for mental and emotional health with Dr. Michael Miletic #160

February 1st, 2021


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 …

The essentials for success in bodybuilding and body transformations with Muscle Nerd Luke Leaman #159

January 25th, 2021


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 …

Flip your consciousness to find your purpose #158

January 14th, 2021


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 …

The 4-step process of coaching with Dr. Thomas D. Zweifel #157

January 8th, 2021

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 …

Skill acquisition in programming with Killian Hamilton #156

January 5th, 2021


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 …

Successful coaching and goal-setting with Exercise & Sports Psychologist Adam Feit

December 30th, 2020


Adam Feit, Precision Nutrition’s head strength and sport psychology coach, joins me on today’s episode to talk about managing client expectations, …

The champion mindset and champion-producing coaching with Derek Woodske

December 24th, 2020


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 …

The 7 Areas of Empowerment in Your Life with Dr. John Demartini

December 21st, 2020


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 …

Foundational Principles in Nutrition with Brian St. Pierre

December 17th, 2020


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 …

On Vice and Virtue with Dr. Jordan Shallow and Killian Hamilton

December 11th, 2020


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 …

The formula for a profitable fitness business with Alex Hormozi

November 26th, 2020


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 …

Challenge what you think you know with Tom Purvis

November 23rd, 2020


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 …

The virtues in bodybuilding

November 16th, 2020


Which virtues does bodybuilding instill 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?

The health benefits of mushroom extracts with Jeff Chilton

November 14th, 2020

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 …

Success leaves clues with Mark Bell

November 10th, 2020


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 …

A 5 step process to elicit brain neuroplasticity and support wellbeing with Lisa Wimberger

October 20th, 2020


Lisa Wimberger, founder of the NeuroSculpting Institute, is on a mission to help individuals find healthy ways to navigate the great unknown of …

Biological dentistry and the surprising impact of oral care on your health with Dr. Dominik Nischwitz

October 16th, 2020


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 …

Using energy therapy to heal trauma and illness, increase productivity, up-regulate gene expression and build character traits with Dr. Dawson Church

October 12th, 2020


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 …

Q&A - Considerations when approaching a transformation, exercise selection and getting clear on your values

October 6th, 2020


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 …

Q&A - The back story and evolution of Muscle Intelligence

September 28th, 2020


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 …

Your nutritional needs in order to thrive with Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon

September 25th, 2020


In today’s episode, Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon from Precision Nutrition joins us to talk about nutrition. We get into what human beings need …

Why Orthotics are just a quick fix and how healthy feet function with Podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal

September 21st, 2020


On this episode of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, Podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal joins us to talk about all things feet: The often overlooked role …

High performance physiologist Dr. Greg Wells on impactful tools in the pursuit of excellence.

September 18th, 2020


Dr. Greg Wells studied Kinesiology and did his Masters in Physiology and PhD in Respiratory Physiology. For his PhD, he studied how high level …

Q&A - Ben's Personal Practices

September 14th, 2020


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 …

The physiology of breath, and its life-changing effects, with James Nestor

August 28th, 2020


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 …

Building muscle, skill acquisition, and performance with Dr. Mike Israetel

August 24th, 2020


In today's episode Ben speaks with the cofounder of Renaissance Periodization, Dr. Mike Israetel. Mike holds a PhD in Sport Physiology from East …

Optimize your life the philosopher's way with Brian Johnson

August 21st, 2020


In this episode with Brian Johnson, founder of the Optimize community, is packed full of inspiration, positivity, and tangible plans for a happier, …

Q&A: Creating sustainable habits for a lean, healthy physique

August 14th, 2020


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 …

Taking ownership of the process and Leveling Up in business, bodybuilding, and life with Mark Coles

August 10th, 2020


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 …

How to live compete and lead authentically with performance psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais

August 4th, 2020


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’ …

Q&A: Want to build strength? Start with a stable foundation

July 23rd, 2020


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 …

A deep dive on performance psychology with Dr. Bhrett McCabe

July 17th, 2020


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 …

Talking strength, business, and personal evolution with Stefi Cohen and Hayden Bowe

July 13th, 2020


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 …

Q&A: What does human connection have to do with fitness?

July 6th, 2020


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 …

Revolutionizing the meat supply industry with Belcampo CEO Anya Fernald

July 2nd, 2020


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 …

Q&A: Learning to ask the right questions

June 29th, 2020


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 …

Controlling insulin and inflammation, and understanding metabolic flexibility with Dr. Ben Bikman

June 25th, 2020


In this episode, returning guest Dr. Benjamin Bikman from Brigham Young University joins Ben to talk about insulin and its role in our overall …

Q&A: Why mentorship in the fitness industry is so important

June 22nd, 2020


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 …

All About Oxalates with Healthy Agriculture Advocate and Former Vegetarian Sally K. Norton

June 18th, 2020


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 …

Understanding the metabolic approach to cancer with Dr. Nasha Winters

June 11th, 2020


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 …

Q&A: Empathy in stressful situations; and answering listener questions about fiber, tight muscles, and core stability

June 8th, 2020


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 …

The differences between self-improvement and obsession: hacking your brain function with Matt Gallant

June 3rd, 2020


Today’s guest is Matt Gallant, the savant-like and incredibly successful entrepreneur and CEO of BiOptimizers who has turned his life into a brain …

Q&A: 40 ways to get the most out of your workout

June 1st, 2020


There are so many facets that go into making a workout great, which is why Ben has compiled a document to help you understand what’s valuable to place your mind and body in the right state. It’s easy to think you can …

Understanding interpersonal neurobiology and raising resilient kids with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

May 28th, 2020


Our guest today is Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, author of The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline and The Power of Showing Up, three books that take a …

Q&A: Talking sunshine and psychedelics

May 25th, 2020


For this amazing Q&A, Ben kicks things off talking about his six pillars of health, and how to be committed and serious about goals while still remembering to show up in other aspects of life. From there our hosts …

Epigenetics, methylation, and dopamine addiction with Dr. Ben Lynch

May 21st, 2020


Many of us believe our genes doom us to the disorders that run in our families but today’s guest, Dr. Ben Lynch argues that with the right plan in place, you can eliminate symptoms, optimize your physical and mental …

Q&A: Talking Forgiveness, Friendship...and Fat

May 18th, 2020


While we change our habits and mindset to pursue the goals that matter to us most, it’s important not to forget to make loving ourselves and others a top priority too. For today’s show, Ben and Ashleigh will be talking …

Changing your life through visualization and movement, with Erwan LeCorre

May 15th, 2020


Today’s very special guest is Erwan Le Corre, the founder of ‘MovNat’, a synthesis of his passion for real-world physical competency, love of movement in nature, extensive knowledge of Physical Education history, and …

Q&A: Want to lose fat? Try this before you cut calories

May 11th, 2020


Welcome back to another Q&A, where Ashleigh and Ben talk about how to optimize your mental and physical wellbeing, considering dieting, workout practices, habits, learning to love discomfort, and more! We begin with …

Q&A: How do you know when you've reached your natural potential

May 4th, 2020


Gear up for another episode of Q&A in which Ben and Ashleigh respond to a host of questions asked in their Facebook community. Before diving into the questions, they remind listeners about the importance of getting …

Why food quality is important, and a deep dive on my favorite fat source with TJ Robinson

April 30th, 2020


In Ben’s opinion, olive oil is without a doubt the most important oil that we have in our diet. With that being said, today’s guest is TJ Robinson, …

Q&A: If you want to build muscle, fix your health first

April 27th, 2020


Welcome back to another great Q&A where listeners get a chance to have their questions answered by Ben and Ashleigh! We start today off hearing …

Exploring epigenetics and optimizing health in times of stress with Dr. Dan Stickler

April 23rd, 2020


On today's show, we are so happy to welcome Dr. Dan Stickler! Dr. Stickler is an optimization expert and fountain of knowledge on all things health and beyond; his systems approach to the human body and mind fits in …

Q&A: Advice for new coaches, and how to make every minute a meditative experience

April 20th, 2020


Welcome back to another episode everybody — recorded live in quarantine! It's another Q&A since we know how much all of you need it right now. In this conversation, you can expect to hear Ben share a bunch of …

Parenting, longevity, and biohacking with Ben Greenfield

April 16th, 2020


We have an extra special episode in store for all of our listeners today! A live conversation with Ben Greenfield that we promise you are not going to want to miss. Ben is one of the most prominent minds in the health …

Q&A: Setting priorities - and getting groceries - during quarantine

April 13th, 2020


For this episode of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, Ashleigh and Ben dig deeper into living your best life during the quarantine. We talk about keeping your sights set on priorities, shopping and stocking up and …

The benefits of being objective and adaptive with transformation specialist Kris Gethin

April 9th, 2020


We often talk about the idea of objective versus subjective living on the podcast and our guest today is such a great example of someone acting in the most objective way possible, zeroing in on a goal and then chasing …

Q&A: Taking listener questions and more thoughts on thriving during quarantine

April 6th, 2020


We find ourselves in quite a crazy crisis right now but there is still so much to be grateful for and we can only look forward at the opportunities …

What is holding you back from your goals? Understanding limiting beliefs with John Assaraf

April 2nd, 2020


Our internal dialogue creates our external reality. When this reality is one of fear, self-doubt, shame, and judgment, it acts as an obstacle, …

A new deep dive on peptides with expert Ryan Smith

March 30th, 2020


Peptides will most likely be a familiar term for most listeners of this podcast, with the awareness of their benefits and effects growing steadily during the last part of the 20th century and into this one. Today we are …

Designing workouts to build your body and your mind: a conversation with Jacques Taylor

March 26th, 2020


Trainers and coaches often overlook the synergy that is produced when the body and mind are mutually benefited with exercise. Our preoccupation with physical appearance and our “weak areas” have caused us to ignore the …

Q&A: Ben's birthday reflections and how to access your inner warrior and monk

March 23rd, 2020


Ben recently celebrated a birthday and talks to listeners about how he approaches these events and why it is different from all other “special” days with materialistic agendas. This year he is spending the week …

Understanding and optimizing human brain development for you and your kids with Dr. John Medina

March 19th, 2020


Our brains are wired in incredible ways to respond to stimulus, remember, and be rewired in ways that profoundly affect our functioning and …

Q&A: Bens immune-boosting protocol and why he doesn't offer contest prep coaching

March 16th, 2020


Despite Coronavirus hype, Ben and Ashleigh take off their masks to have a great conversation in today’s show, covering a broad range of topics. They kick it off with Ashleigh’s exciting new project, an organ meat …

Where passion meets purpose: becoming a change maker with Dr. John Berardi

March 11th, 2020


The new book by Dr. John Berardi, Change Maker is one of the most informative, inspirational and all-encompassing books on health, fitness, and business available. Ben has been completely blown away by its scope, …

The joy (and necessity) of movement with health psychologist Dr. Kelly McGonigal

March 4th, 2020


Our guest today is the inspiring Dr. Kelly McGonigal and she is here to talk about her new book, The Joy of Movement. Dr. McGonigal is a professor at Stanford University, where she is immersed in the study and practice …

Q&A: The Benefits of Living a Proactive, Rather Than A Reactive Life

March 2nd, 2020


Welcome back to the show everybody! For this Q&A session, Ben and Ashleigh are tackling some deep and esoteric questions around objective structures for your life, questioning our surroundings, the legacy of family …

What we can learn from the training and struggles of elite performers a conversation with trainer and former Navy SEAL Jeff Nichols

February 26th, 2020


The life of a Navy SEAL is undoubtedly one of the most demanding setups we can imagine. From the physical and mental challenges, mortal dangers and …

Q&A: More thoughts on longevity and what we should be focusing on for optimal health

February 24th, 2020


This week's Q&A is an international one, with Ben reporting from his villa in Bali and Ashleigh back in icy Canada! We get to hear about where …

A new perspective on aging: how to optimize the quality of your lifespan, with Dr. David Sinclair

February 17th, 2020


It is a challenge in our modern society to be a truly original thinker, to stand by your beliefs in the face of criticism until you end up proving …

Becoming a Super Human with Dave Asprey

February 12th, 2020


While 90 years seems like a fairly old age to be living until, our guest for today thinks that in the next 50 years, humans could be reaching ages as …

Q&A: Overcoming Fitness Obsession, and Living in Alignment With Your Values

February 10th, 2020


The time has come for us to change the world but first, we have to change ourselves by getting outside, getting uncomfortable, and finding our greatness. This is one of the deeper Q&As we've had on the show because …

Detox your mind for clearer thinking and lasting happiness with neurologist Dr. Perlmutter

February 5th, 2020


Why is it that while many of us know what activities we should be doing to live our best lives, we often end up doing the exact opposite ones? Rather …

Q&A: Ben is in Dubai talking travel hacks, performance anxiety, and the evolution of training

February 3rd, 2020


Ben has recently landed in Dubai to kick off his latest Muscle Camp and today Ashleigh catches up with him to see how it has all been going. This year's Muscle Camps are being run by Ben and his good friend Miloš …

Learning about stem cells and related therapies with Dr. Harry Adelson

January 29th, 2020


Today on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast we are joined by Dr. Harry Adelson from Docere Clinics in Salt Lake City. Dr. Adelson educates listeners on stem cells, from their function in the body to the procedures that …

Q&A: Ben Answers Questions from Social About Inflammation, Turning Challenges into Opportunities, and Discipline vs. Willpower

January 27th, 2020


Welcome back to another Q&A session with Ben and Ash! Today they are tackling the topics of social conditioning, negative anchors, the opportunities provided by large hurdles, teenage inflammation and circadian …

How to Have a High-Performing Heart with Dr. Stephen Hussey

January 22nd, 2020


Our guest on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast today is Dr. Stephen Hussey and he is here to tell you everything you need to know about heart health! …

Studying fat loss in women at Dr. Bill Campbells physique enhancement lab

January 20th, 2020


With so many different theories on how to lose weight, it is hard to know what to trust when trying to shed those pounds. Dr. Bill Campbell, our guest today, is an expert in the field of weight loss and he is here to …

Talking Training, Nutrition, and Hard Work with Bodybuilding Legend Milos Sarcev

January 15th, 2020


Placing high up in one or two bodybuilding contests is one thing, but competing in 77 shows over 12 years is just insanely impressive! It was an …

Q&A - Why you have to plan for joy

January 13th, 2020


Joy and progress do not just happen out of nowhere. They take planning, preparation, and steady, hard work. Today Ashleigh and Ben are here to remind you of the importance of this kind of commitment and use this Q&A …

The mechanisms of muscle building with exercise science professor Jeremy Loenneke

January 8th, 2020


Today we are doing a scientific deep-dive into the mechanisms of muscle building and how to optimize muscle building in the least amount of time. Joining us to share his knowledge on the topic is Dr. Jeremy Loenneke, …

Q&A: Ben and fitness coach Chris Spearman talk about the business of fitness

January 6th, 2020


Today on the show we have a Q&A session with fitness coach, Chris Spearman. Chris and Ben take this opportunity to share some of the things that they have had on their minds and been talking about in their time …

The role of your brain in optimal posture and body mechanics: a discussion with Posturepro founder Annette Verpillot

January 1st, 2020


Today on the podcast we feature an exceptional woman, Annette Verpillot. Annette is the founder of Posturepro, a health company specializing in neuromechanics and Postural Recalibration. She is a Canadian entrepreneur, …

Q&A: Ben and fitness coach Chris Spearman talk training

December 30th, 2019


For today's Q&A session, we’re switching it up. Ben is chatting with health and fitness expert, Dr. Chris Spearman but Chris will be the one asking the questions today. From a Ph.D. in Cancer Research to a global …

Talking EMF's and their effects on health with Nick Pineault

December 25th, 2019


Welcome back to the show everybody! Today our guest is Nicolas Pineault, author of the new book, The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMF and expert on …

Q&A: Ben's Christmas "hack" and the importance of creating your own grand vision

December 23rd, 2019


For today's Q&A session, Ashleigh and Ben are tackling your queries and questions and throwing in some advice and ranting for good measure! They discuss stretching, bodyweight set points and the importance of …

Understand how your brain works: a discussion with Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman

December 18th, 2019


The topic of neuroscience can be intimidating due to its vastness and complexity. Today on the podcast, we welcome neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman to guide us through the unchartered terrain of the mind, explaining …

Q&A: Why everyone needs a mentor

December 16th, 2019


In today’s episode, we get introduced to an osteopath named Alvin Brown who changed Ben’s entire attitude to success, leadership, relationships, and life in general. Alvin does not appear on the show but Ben recounts …

Is your doctor lying to you? Discussing popular health myths with Dr. Ken Berry

December 11th, 2019


On the Muscle Intelligence Podcast today, we are joined by Dr. Ken Berry! Dr. Berry is a practicing physician and staunch advocate for the keto diet, …

Q&A: How to train for a small, stable, strong waist

December 9th, 2019


Ben is in Colombia busy planning out his 2020, working on course content and mentoring programs, thinking about new hires and taking care of the …

Talking sexual performance and hormonal health with Dr. Amy Killen

December 4th, 2019


Sexual performance is a real thing and most of us have a tough time talking about it! So today on the show, we take a sex life deep dive with Dr. Amy Killen. Dr. Amy is an anti-aging and regenerative medicine physician …

Q&A: Want to Lose Fat and Build Muscle? Manage Your Stress First

December 2nd, 2019


Welcome back to another Q&A session! Today on the show, Ben and Ashleigh focus on one of the six pillars of health that we often talk about on Muscle Intelligence. Managing stress is often overlooked but it might …

Everything You Need to Know About How Light Effects Health with Andy Mant

November 27th, 2019


Despite the critical role that the light around us plays in our health, many of us continue to ignore the adverse effects that overexposure of …

Q&A: Ben's thoughts on "luck" and being an effective leader

November 25th, 2019


For this week's Q&A episode, Ashleigh and Ben have a conversation that covers leadership, proactive conversations, education, the myth of luck, and fatty diets. The discussion starts  with some thoughts around …

Focus on results, not ideology with functional nutritional therapist Marek Doyle

November 22nd, 2019


On today’s show, we have the absolute pleasure to sit down with nutritional therapist Marek Doyle. Marek has a mind-blowing understanding of …

Q&A: Let's Cancel Complaining, and What You'll Learn at a Muscle Camp

November 18th, 2019


On this episode of Muscle Intelligence, we start by discussing Gabrielle Bryan’s response to The Game Changers and whether it’s possible to have an unbiased opinion, especially in the contentious vegan/carnivore …

The Science of Sleep (and Why You Need to Pay Attention) with Tara Youngblood

November 13th, 2019


In this episode of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, we are joined by sleep expert and co-founder of Chili Technology, Tara Youngblood! She is here to …

Q&A: Dealing with DOMS and Training Post-Injury

November 11th, 2019


On today’s Q&A episode, Ben and Ashleigh, cover a range of topics that listeners have asked about. Ben begins by setting out this week’s healthy habit, which entails getting rid of excess possessions. This will have …

Can we stop aging? A conversation with biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey

November 6th, 2019


Today we’re going to talk to the godfather of longevity, Aubrey de Grey, in the most ironic of settings – a pub in London. Over a beer, Aubrey explains why he believes that many of the typical health practices, such as …

Q&A: The Game Changers Documentary and Taking a Social Media Sabbatical

November 4th, 2019


Today on our Q&A episode we are breaking down a whole lot of subjects for your listening pleasure and health benefit. We are discussing the new …

The art of breath and human performance with Brian Mackenzie

October 30th, 2019


Today we welcome breathing guru Brian Mackenzie onto the show. Brian has dedicated his life to breath practices and understanding the key role which …

Q&A: There's more to building big legs than squats

October 28th, 2019


On today’s show, Ben and Ashleigh sit down to talk Americanized holidays, schooling methods, and nutrition on the road before getting to the main …

The physical, chemical, and emotional elements of brain health with Dr. Titus Chiu

October 23rd, 2019


Today we speak with a master of brain optimization, Dr. Titus Chiu. He begins our discussion by explaining his systems approach to the brain, breaking down the three pillars of brain health. While the physical structure …

Q&A: How to get out of the victim mindset

October 21st, 2019


Welcome back to the Muscle Intelligence Podcast. This is another Q&A session with the wonderful Ashleigh VanHouten from Paleo Magazine. Today on …

The mindset, diet, and training of Hafthor Bjornsson

October 16th, 2019


What does it take to become the world’s strongest man? In today’s episode, you get to hear my recent interview in Iceland with Thor Bjornsson, aka The Mountain from the HBO, hit series Game of Thrones.

Q&A: Discussing Myths Around Cholesterol, Hypnotism, and Sex

October 14th, 2019


Welcome back to the Muscle Intelligence Podcast! This is another question and answer session with the wonderful Ashleigh VanHouten from Paleo …

Q&A: Ben's trip to Iceland - Eating learning and working out with Thor

October 9th, 2019


Ashleigh and Ben have both been doing some traveling, and today’s conversation is all about sharing where they have been, the people they connected …

Recovery, mindset, and training professional athletes with Tampa Bay Lightning strength and conditioning coach Mark Lambert

October 7th, 2019


For today's show, we are joined by Mark Lambert, who is Head of Performance at Tampa Bay Lightning! He is here to talk about his unique and intricate approach to coaching professional athletes and how the dynamics of …

Q&A: Ben's thoughts on organ meat and cannabis

October 2nd, 2019


Welcome back to the Muscle Intelligence Podcast! This is another Q&A session hosted by Ashleigh and this week we chat about a whole array of …

Biohacking isn't the answer, but it can be a tool: Talking with the founders of BioCharger

September 30th, 2019


On today’s episode, we are joined by Jim Girard and Jim Law, creator, and CEO of BioCharger respectively. It has become our new, favorite biohacking modality since having it at the gym for over three months. There has …

Q&A: Ben talks peptides, barefoot training, and cultivating gratitude

September 25th, 2019


We’ve got another Q&A episode with Ashleigh VanHouten and we kick off the conversation with gratitude, sharing about our tendency to become entitled when we have immediate access to everything all the time and how …

The art and science of fitness coaching with OPEX founder James FitzGerald

September 23rd, 2019


On the podcast today we are very lucky to have James FitzGerald! James is the founder of OPEX Fitness, an amazing coaching platform and James' progressive and steadfast approach to health, strength, and wellness is …

Q&A: Bens attitude towards learning skincare and tracking HRV

September 18th, 2019


Today Ashleigh VanHouten is hosting another Q&A session during which she asks Ben all the questions listeners have been sending their way. Ben starts by giving us an overview of his next few weeks of traveling, …

The neuroscience of enlightenment with Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

September 16th, 2019


On today’s episode, we sit down with Dr. Albert Villoldo to discuss the integration of our spiritual reality with our tangible reality. Dr. Villoldo …

Q&A: healthy bulking, nutrient timing, the purpose of a pump, and more

September 11th, 2019


In this episode, Ashleigh is back to ask Ben another round of questions and discuss all things health, fitness and getting your mind right. Today's …

Less diet dogma, more personalized nutrition: a conversation with Dr. Will Cole

September 9th, 2019


Today’s guest is a functional medicine practitioner with an extensive background in getting results with people with autoimmunity and health …

Q&A: Ben Talks Mentorship, Decision-Making, and His Ideal Gym Environment

September 4th, 2019


Welcome back to the show everyone! Today we are doing our usual Q&A session with Ashleigh in the driving seat again. The episode starts off with some serious thoughts from Ben on the subjects of slumps and how our …

Combining Neuroscience and HRV to Integrate the Heart and Mind, with Dr. Tim Royer

September 2nd, 2019


Today on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast we are very happy to welcome Dr. Tim Royer to talk to us about the mind and the nervous system! Dr. Royer works with all types of patients, from young children to high performing …

Q&A - Ben's Training Evolution

August 28th, 2019


We are having another Q&A session with Ashleigh from Paleo Magazine Radio today! The focus of this episode is the evolution that Ben has gone …

Avoiding disease optimizing health and living to 180 with Dr. Joseph Mercola

August 26th, 2019


Today we are so happy to have Dr. Joseph Mercola as our guest! Dr. Mercola is one of the fathers of the modern health optimization movement and has …

Q&A: Ben's meal plan

August 22nd, 2019


For this episode, we welcome back Ashleigh to help out with another Q&A session! The episode is mostly focussed on meal plans, daily eating …

Fitness coach and cover model Chris Spearman on achieving goals in the gym and in business

August 20th, 2019


Today on the podcast we feature an exceptional man, Dr. Chris Spearman, who has succeeded in a variety of aspects of life, including in the areas of education and, more recently, business. He talks about his journey …

Q&A: Ben talks about his carnivore diet experiment, training weak areas, and his "death row" meal

August 15th, 2019


Today we are doing another Q&A session where Ashleigh steps into the host seat and grills Ben about diet, training, meat and more! Most of the episode is spent discussing Ben's recent forays into the carnivore diet …

Beyond healthy: achieving optimized performance with Dr. Ralph Esposito

August 13th, 2019


Our guest on the show today is Dr. Ralph Esposito who is a particularly authoritative voice on the topic of hormone optimization. He has been a guest …

Muscle Intelligence Q&A - What Ben thinks about meditation, nootropics, social media, and more

August 7th, 2019


Today on the show we’re doing something a little different. Many of you have indicated that a Q&A format would be really great, and I’ve teamed …

035- What it takes (mentally and physically) to run 100 miles

August 5th, 2019


On today’s episode, we welcome Zach Bitter. Zach is an endurance athlete and coach and he is nothing short of a high achiever. He consistently runs …

034- Change your body by changing your mind, with Jacques Taylor

July 29th, 2019


Today’s guest is Jacques Taylor, founder of The Exercise Design Lab, MyoTopia, and developer of Neuro-Logic Training (N-LT). Jacques is a neuroscientist and exercise scientist with over 25 years of education and …

033- The Coach's Coach - Phil Learney

July 12th, 2019


Joining us today is Strength and Conditioning legend and the ultimate Coach's coach Phil Learney.  Phil is a long time mentor to up and coming …

032- Nutrient Timing and Protein Pacing with Dr. Paul Arciero

July 6th, 2019


Joining us today is a member of the ISSN and international protein board, Dr. Paul Arciero.  Dr. Arciero discusses his protein pacing protocol with …

031- Creating the Champions Mindset with Dr. Jeff Spencer

June 27th, 2019


Today we dive into what it takes to be a champion with Olympic Athlete, Mindset Coach and Mentor Dr. Jeff Spencer.  Dr. Spencer's journey has brought him beyond an amazing career in cycling to become one of the top …

030- The Do's and Don'ts of Testosterone Replacement Therapy with Jay Campbell

June 24th, 2019


Today we are demystifying TRT therapy with author and educator Jay Campbell.  Jay is the founder of the TRT Revolution which dives deep on the latest …

029- The Science of Bodybuilding Pt 2 with Dr. Scott Stevenson

June 13th, 2019


We are back with more awesomeness with Dr. Scott Stevenson.  


  • Does he manipulate mind/muscle connection with his clients? [0:00]
  • The concept of …

029- The Science of Bodybuilding Pt 1 with Dr. Scott Stevenson

June 10th, 2019


Joining us today is world renown bodybuilding coach Dr. Scott Stevenson!  Dr. Stevenson is one of the most well rounded scientists and coaches in bodybuilding.  Over Scott's career he has spent time in research, coached …

028- Bigger, Stronger and Leaner- The NEW Mark Bell

June 3rd, 2019


Mark "Smelly" Bell returns!  We sat down for a conversation with Mark to discuss the latest in the SlingShot founder's world.  Mark has been getting out of his comfort zone lately and he is here to talk about it!  First …

027- Living in 4D- Optimizing Body, Mind, and Soul with Paul Chek

May 31st, 2019


Ben recently joined the legendary Paul Chek in his home for a day of exercise, spiritual practice and of course great conversation.  Join us as Ben …

026- The Best Tips to Build Maximum Muscle on a Ketogenic Diet with Jordan Joy

May 27th, 2019


Joining us today is Dr. Jordan Joy, formerly Ben's training partner, powerlifter and expert on the ketogenic diet and co-hosted by Danny Vega!  We dive into the best approaches to keto when your goal is MAXIMUM muscle …

025- The Ultimate Guide to the Ketogenic Diet with Dr. Ryan Lowery

May 22nd, 2019


Joining us today is the founder of and the Applied Science Performance Institute in Tampa, Dr. Ryan Lowery.  Dr. Lowery is one of the foremost members of the keto movement and brings a slew of research …

024- The Missing Link in Intelligent Muscle Building

May 13th, 2019


Are you training with Intelligence?  Today's episode we dive into the first Pillar of a lean, healthy, and muscular body. Training.

023- Relieving Stress, Improving Cognitive Function, and Increasing Performance Through Breath with Patrick McKeown

May 10th, 2019


Today we go for another breathing deep dive with returning guest Patrick McKeown!  Patrick is one of of the world's leading thinkers when it comes to breathing.  In this episode we discuss breathing action and cadence …

022- Modern Masculinity and Morality a Conversation with Elliott Hulse

May 2nd, 2019


Joining us today is strongman and founder of Strength Camp, Elliot Hulse.  Elliot has gone through quite the spiritual transformation living life as …

021- Peptides: The New Frontier in Performance Enhancing Substances- The Good, Bad, and Ugly with Jean-Francois Tremblay

April 29th, 2019


One of our favorite guests from the Muscle Expert Podcast is back with more amazing findings from the world of peptides!  Jean-Francois Tremblay is one of the top experts in the world of peptides and he joins us to …

020- Priming Your Brain for Better Learning with Dr. Daniel Chao

April 15th, 2019


No matter what your goal, learning and skill acquisition are major bottlenecks to success. But what if you could reduce the time it took for you to …

019- The 10 Pillars of Peak Mental Performance with Brian Cain

April 8th, 2019


Joining us today is the elite mindset coach Brian Cain!  Brian has coached multiple Cy Young Award winners, UFC champions, has consulted for top …

018- Miracle Molecule?- How a Little Known Carbon Isotope is Improving Energy, Reducing Inflammation and Augmenting Cancer Treatment

April 4th, 2019


Ian Mitchell runs a small lab in rural Oklahoma with major implications.  Over the last 7 years Ian has been extensively researching a carbon isotope called C60.  In that research Ian has found some wide ranging …

017.5- Is This the Real Healthiest Diet for Humans with Dr. Paul Saladino Pt 2

April 1st, 2019


Welcome back to part 2 of our carnivore deep dive with Dr. Paul Saladino!  In this episode we pick up right where we left off with how plants use …

017- Is This the Real Healthiest Diet for Humans? with Dr. Paul Saladino

March 28th, 2019


Is it possible to live a healthy life eating only meat?  Dr. Paul Saladino makes a very strong argument in support of the Carnivore Diet in today's …

016- Alicia Gowans: The Trials and Triumphs of WBFF World Champion

March 25th, 2019


Alicia Gowans has faced her fair share of adversity on her way to the top.  Before she won even her first pro show, let alone title, Alicia dealt with a severe back injury that still plagues her to this day.  Alicia has …

015- Heart Rate Variability and Energy Systems- Everything You Need to Know to Optimize Performance with Joel Jamieson

March 17th, 2019


Joining us today is one of the most forward-thinking coaches in the world!  Joel Jamieson has trained elite MMA fighters, Navy SEALS, and worked for some of the largest fitness brands in the world.  Joel was a pioneer …

014- Deuterium- Why This Unknown Molecule Could Be the Key to Health, Energy and Longevity with Dr. Laszlo Boros

March 14th, 2019


Joining us today is Dr. Laszlo Boros one of the founders of the Center for Deuterium Depletion. Dr. Boros started his career in cancer research in the early 90's and has been obsessed with treating chronic disease ever …

013- Releasing the Gas and Applying the Brake- The Autonomic Nervous System's Effect on HRV, Lifestyle and Performance with Dr. Mike T Nelson

March 11th, 2019


We had the amazing opportunity to catch up with the one and only Dr. Mike T. Nelson at the Arnold this year!  Dr. Nelson was one of our highest …

012- A Conversation With the Legend Rich Gaspari

March 7th, 2019


Coming at you from the Arnold Classic! Ben sits down with the legend who is Rich Gaspari.  In this episode we discuss Rich's unparalleled work ethic, …

011- The Mountain Dog Mindset: Creating Lasting Greatness with John Meadows

March 4th, 2019


Joining us today is IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and coach, John Meadows. In this episode Ben and John dive into all things mindset and how to take your game to the level of a top athlete in the bodybuilding world. They discuss …

010- Aligning Posture for Improved Performance and Global Health with Annette Verpillot

February 27th, 2019


Joining us today is Canadian Posturologist Annette Verpillot.  Annette has worked with some of the biggest names in strength and conditioning …

009- Creating an Unbreakable Mind and Resilient Body with Josh Lenartowicz

February 25th, 2019


Josh Lenartowicz, Australia’s highest ranked bodybuilder joins us today to discuss his beginnings, career and training!  Josh is a highly respected Olympia competitor and coach who came from humble beginnings, starting …

008- Breaking the Paradigm of Bodybuilding and Health with Luke Leaman

February 21st, 2019


Joining us today is the coach's coach, Luke Leaman!  Luke is a former Poliquin Coach, former competitive bodybuilder, nutritionist, and the founder …

007- Developing Ultimate Power with Sebastian Oreb

February 19th, 2019


Joining us today is Sebastian Oreb, aka the ‘Australian Strength Coach’. In this episode Ben and Sebastian dive into all things strength. They discuss his passion for strength, the process of getting someone strong, the …

006- Relentless Momentum- Stories of Struggle and Success with Tony Doherty

February 15th, 2019


Joining us today is a legend in the bodybuilding community, founder of Doherty's Gym and Arnold Australia promoter Tony Doherty.  Ben and Tony give a …

005- Creating a Champions Mindset with Matt Vincent

February 11th, 2019


We recently had Matt Vincent, multi-time Highlands Games champion and the founder of HVIII Brands in to discuss the mindset that has made him so …

004 The Latest and Greatest in Supplementation with Dr. Hector Lopez

January 31st, 2019


Joining us today is Hector Lopez, M.D., CSCS, FAAPMR and the Co-founder of Supplement Safety Solutions. In this episode Ben and Hector dive into all …

003- Hands on Nervous System Training with Dr. Mickra Hamilton

January 29th, 2019


Thank you for tuning in to Muscle Intelligence.   Due to the nature of this episode we strongly advise that you watch on our YouTube Channel @MI40MuscleIntelligence.


Joining us today is Dr. Mickra Hamilton, …

002- Demystifying Blood Flow Restriction Training with Dr. Mario Novo

January 24th, 2019


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 …

001- Ben's 44 Success Principles for an Optimized Body and Relentless Mind

January 22nd, 2019


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 …

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