This week, we welcome Ben Pakulski. Ben is an ex-IFBB professional bodybuilder who now runs his own gym, as well the muscle-and-strength-building program Mi40Nation. Ben also hosts the uber-popular The Muscle Expert podcast. Ben and I immediately got along when we met recently. We see eye-to-eye on a lot of things and have a mutual love of learning and connecting with people who want to take a holistic approach to health and life. We also share a love for muscles and eating! We talk about all of this—and a lot more—in this episode. Listen in to hear it all!

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • Ben’s bodybuilding career and how he’s shifted to the coaching/training side of things.  
  • A holistic approach to intelligent muscle building.
  • Tapping into your unconscious mind and paying attention to your unconscious beliefs.
  • The gateway of meditation.
  • The importance of belief in yourself—demonstrating internal discipline.
  • The difference between being a trainer and a coach.
  • Start to understand how the brain works on a physiological level.
  • Using every opportunity to reinforce habits and create new ones.
  • Ben’s personal meditation practice.
  • The feeling of being grateful.
  • Why Ben practices yoga.
  • Ben’s goal and what he hopes to achieve through his podcast.
  • Some of Ben’s favorite guests he has had on the podcast.
  • Ben’s love for reading books.
  • And so much more!

Tweetables:

“Brilliant mind, resilient body.” — @IfbbBenPak [0:10:11.1]

“If you can start tapping in to your unconscious mind and paying attention to your unconscious beliefs, you can start changing your life.” — @IfbbBenPak [0:15:50.1]

“I believe everyone can fix themselves and heal themselves if they need to be fixed.” — @IfbbBenPak [0:24:13.1]

“Every moment of your life, every instant, is an opportunity to reinforce a habit or to create a new one.” — @IfbbBenPak [0:27:31.1]

Links Mentioned in This Episode: 

Ben Pakulski https://www.benpakulski.com/

Muscle Expert Podcast — https://benpakulski.podomatic.com/

Ben on Twitter — https://twitter.com/IfbbBenPak

MI40Nation —https://www.mi40nation.com/

Perfect Keto perfectketo.com/paleomag

Tony Robbins — https://www.tonyrobbins.com/

Epigenetix — http://www.epigenetix.com/

Kute Blackson — http://kuteblackson.com/blog/

Dr. John Di Martini — https://drdemartini.com/

Joe Dispenza — https://drjoedispenza.com/ 

Jordan Peterson’s book, 12 Rules for Life https://www.amazon.com/12-Rules-Life-Antidote-Chaos/dp/0345816021/

Power versus Force and Letting Go https://www.amazon.com/Power-Force-David-Hawkins-M-D/dp/1401945074/

Buddha’s Brain https://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Brain-Practical-Neuroscience-Happiness/dp/1572246952/

Dr. Wayne Dyre — https://www.drwaynedyer.com/

Malcom Gladwell’s master class — https://www.masterclass.com/classes/malcolm-gladwell-teaches-writing

Steve Martin’s master class — https://www.masterclass.com/classes/steve-martin-teaches-comedy

 

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