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

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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 experience. He joins us on the podcast once again to share with us his passion around the tactics and the strategies to actually change your mind.

In this episode, we discuss the concept of training your mind, the importance of implementing daily mindfulness practices, and why it is so crucial to be authentic and grateful for where you are in the present. Jacques has such a unique approach that truly might be the most important thing that you’ve heard on this podcast ever.

We also dive into understanding the effect of training your pattern of thought and how to leverage the neuroplasticity of your brain to build new habits and change your brain pathways. For an incredible conversation on mastering your mind, be sure to join in today!

Time Stamps

  • The fundamentals of learning how to change your life. [3:17]
  • Taking too much on your shoulders to get to the top. [5:10]
  • The concept of training the mind when the body trains. [10:59]
  • Mindfulness practices to implement on a day-to-day basis. [13:38]
  • How to incorporate mindfulness from a success standpoint. [18:18]
  • What it means to do less in order to get more results. [21:58]
  • The compound effect of training on our existing thoughts. [26:51]
  • Practicing authenticity of where you are. [34:17]
  • Learning to be kind to yourself before it ruins your passions. [35:48]
  • Can internal drive be taught or is it innate? [42:43]
  • Using exercise to anchor column peak mindsets. [45:46]
  • Pushing through anxiety and discomfort with your brain. [50:22]
  • How to determine character traits from training with someone. [52:07]
  • The concept of accessing the mind to influence neuroplasticity. [57:04]

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Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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