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

Dr. Emily Splichal, Functional Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of EBFA Global (formerly Evidence Based Fitness Academy), Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist® Certification, Author of Barefoot Strong and Inventor of Naboso Barefoot Technology. With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Dr. Splichal has dedicated her medical career towards studying postural […]

9 Tips for Growing World-Class Legs

Here’s a list of tips I suggest if you want to build great legs: 1)Lose the shoes.  Take your feet out of restrictive footwear and build foot strength. Start by just walking or doing bodyweight exercises with bare feet and work your way up. 2)Stand on one leg.  Increasing the stability at the foot and […]

My favorite keto burger recipe

BEEF, BACON, AND LIVER BURGER Mom told you to eat liver, and now so am I! Organ meat is truly a super food. This easy recipe comes courtesy of my friend Danny Vega, my partner in the Keto Muscle Intelligence program. It’s a simple mix of grassfed beef, bacon, and beef liver – cooked with your […]

My go-to grocery list

By Ben Pakulski I am often asked about what I’m eating these days, so I thought I’d finally lay it all out for you. Of course, this is not a diet prescription for you to follow; this is what I’m eating for my own optimal health and current goals, which are optimal cognition, consistent energy, […]

105 – Q&A: Setting priorities – and getting groceries – during quarantine

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 finding the time to work on projects that you really care about. Ben muses about a day that recently went […]

Performance Optimization Highlights

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 episode right now. I also included a bonus clip from one of my favorite coaching calls so far this summer – […]

The New Standard for Optimal Health with Dr. Gil Blander

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 years, I’m consistently dissatisfied with the “normal” ranges prescribed by the conventional medical community. Today’s guest, Dr. Gil Blander, shares my view. What utility does the normal range […]

The Cure for Female Hormonal Imbalances

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 Jones recognizes the impact that hormonal imbalance can have at any age (for men AND women!), and is an advocate for the appropriate use of […]

Why You Can’t Stay Motivated and How to Fix It

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, anything would be possible. These are usually men who have historically been motivated which just adds to the frustration. If I could stick to that, why can’t I stick to […]

The Mindset for Exceptional Training

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, or predisposition for health and fitness. Instead it’s their character and integrity. It’s the whatever-it-takes attitude.These men are also the ones I find myself continually inspired by. That’s why I just released a solocast on The […]

Fat Loss Highlights

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 response, a fasting and longevity specialist, and two legends in the behavior change space. Plus… I added a bonus clip from one of my favorite coaching calls this Spring – my […]

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

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 few.  He is among the world’s foremost scientists on metabolic health and insulin resistance.  Much of Dr. Bikman’s recent lab work is focused on the pathogenicity of chronically elevated insulin.On today’s interview, […]

Muscle Building and Nutrition Highlights

The last two months of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast incorporated a few of my favorite subjects: • Muscle Building: From intentionality to load progression. • Nutrition: Tips for longevity AND metabolic health. • Effective behavior change patterns to help you implement a plan. I’ve picked a handful of listener favorite episodes to highlight in our […]