In conversation with Dr. David Perlmutter: re-wiring your brain for happiness and success

This is an excerpt from Muscle Intelligence podcast episode 88 – Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking and Lasting Happiness, with Neurologist Dr. Perlmutter. This excerpt has been edited for clarity.   [0:06:04.9] Ben Pakulski: You are ultimately being subjected to neuroscience tactics and principles that are going to make you compelled to use your […]

In conversation with Dr. Amy Killen: testosterone, estrogen, and hormone therapy

This is an excerpt from Muscle Intelligence podcast episode 70: Talking sexual performance and hormonal health with Dr. Amy Killen. This excerpt has been edited for clarity.   [0:06:59.1] Ben Pakulski: Talk to me about SHBG and free testosterone and what you’re doing to maybe help that increase, because we know that just taking testosterone, […]

Muscle Intelligence Keys to Building Any Muscle

Is your goal to build your greatest body, without injuries, joint pain, or “weak” body parts? Read on. Challenge your muscle, don’t “lift” weight.Muscle contraction should create movement. Aim to make it as hard as you possibly can for your muscle, not simply to lift weight or to complete three sets of 10. Create an […]

Inside the gym training “hacks”

A few things to keep in mind when you’re in the gym: Your ability to focus will be the key to success. Put away all distractions.  Train your ability to focus; it’s easy to become distracted and it takes work to focus intently on one thing at a time. Prepare the mind to be clear of […]

Stop wasting time at the gym: Let’s talk inter-set routines

By Ben Pakulski If you’re anything like me, you spend about two hours in the gym every day. Of that two hours, the average set lasts 20-30 seconds.  (Again, with an average of eight reps and each rep is usually four seconds for most people). Let’s assume an average set is 30 seconds. If you’re an […]

Ben’s Favorite “Brain” Books

This is one in a series of recommended books in different categories, including books for trainers and coaches, Ben’s favorite overall reads, and business books. This list is not exhaustive and will be added to regularly; this is just a great starting point of Ben-approved books to further expand your knowledge in a range of […]

Ben’s Favorite Business Books

This is one in a series of recommended books in different categories, including books for trainers and coaches, brain-health books, and Ben’s favorite overall reads. This list is not exhaustive and will be added to regularly; this is just a great starting point of Ben-approved books to further expand your knowledge in a range of […]