104- Don Saladino- How to Build a Super Hero Physique, Become a Great Coach, and Motivate the People Around You

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Don Saladino, owner of Drive 495 Club in NYC and the go to personal trainer for super heroes joins us today to talk about his recent Muscle & Fitness cover, what it takes to build a super hero physique and how to become a great coach.  Ben and Don discuss flexibility in coaching, all the skills a trainer needs to learn post certification and running successful training businesses.

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Time Stamps:

3:20- Don’s beginnings in personal training, gym ownership and training pro golfers.

5:50- Bridging the gap between being a good trainer and a good coach.

8:20- How to build a cover-worthy body. The process and dedication Don put in to get ready to be on the cover of Muscle and Fitness.

12:20-  The steps Don takes help actors build super hero physiques.

14:15- Why successful trainers need to help their clients develop a sustainable lifestyle rather than a perfect one.

19:40- Don’s favorite needle movers to jumpstart his prep including kettlebell work, ice hockey and HIIT.

24:50- Why Don uses the minimal effective dose to change his clients habits.

31:50- Living in the fitness space in the day of social media.  Becoming a good role model in fitness.

34:18- Ways to use reflection to regroup and stay out of the “darkness”

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Ben Pakulski

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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