137 – Q&A – Ben’s Personal Practices

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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 tracking devices to the books he’s reading and the courses he is taking – he covers it all. This podcast is jam-packed with information and gives you an insight into Ben’s daily practices that he has implemented to allow him to thrive and live his greatest life.

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Ben’s Shoes: 

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In Ben’s Supplement Cabinet:

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ATP Labs Code: MUSCLE10 for 10% off 

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How Ben eats now:

Fresh Pressed Olive Oil 

Belcampo Code: BPAK10 for 10% off 

Redmond Real Salt Code: INTELLIGENCE for 15% off

Online courses Ben is taking: 

PosturePro – Annette Verpillot 

8 Weeks Out – Joel Jamieson’s course 

Dr Bryan Walsh – Metabolic Fitness Pro

Ben’s Mattress:

Essentia Mattress 

Additional Links

Waking-Up App – Sam Harris 

Russell Brunson – DotComSecrets 

Mastering Nutrition – Chris Masterjohn, PhD. podcast 

Oura Ring 


  • [00:26] – Theme of the week.
  • [00:36] – Ben’s Meditation Practice.
  • [01:45] – Ben’s Breathing & Gratitude Practice.
  • [02:45] – What shoes does Ben wear?
  • [03:52] – What’s in Ben’s supplement cabinet?
  • [04:55] – Ben’s Sleep and HRV tracking devices.
  • [05:35] – Heart rate tracking Headphones.
  • [06:16] – Start taking Magnesium and Vitamin D!
  • [08:38] – Importance of Collagen Intake.
  • [09:17] – Importance of Glycine.
  • [10:52] – Ben’s thoughts on Psychedelics.
  • [13:47] – Success lies outside of the comfort zone!
  • [15:15] – Things you don’t know about Ben!
  • [16:53] – Ben’s eating habits.
  • [19:26] – What does Ben’s workout routine look like currently?
  • [22:36] – Does Ben do cheat meals?
  • [22:47] – The books Ben just finished reading.
  • [23:30] – The online courses Ben is taking at the moment.
  • [25:07] – Where do you want to communicate with Ben?
  • [26:32] – Ben’s Sleep Environment.
  • [27:31] – Sponsorship for today’s podcast.
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Ben Pakulski

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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