59 – Bobby Maximus The Maximus Body and The Green Light Thought Experiment

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Fellow Canadian boy, Rob “Bobby Maximus” MacDonald joins Ben on the podcast today to break down the training, conditioning, and mindset of a UFC champ.

Bobby is the General Manager, Training Director, and Lead Seminar Instructor at Gym Jones. His experiences as a professional fighter and high-level athlete have helped to form the training at Gym Jones and the direction of the project.

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Key Highlights

⇾ The mental struggles endured when you don’t have a specific goal you’re striving for in your training.

⇾ A behind the scenes look at the training and technique/skill work in the sport of jiu-jitsu. 

⇾  The Green Light Thought Experiment and simple strategies to 10x productivity every damn day.

Time Stamps

– 2:00 The Maximus Body

– 6:30 The behind the scenes truth about the training and technique in the sport of jiu-jitsu. 

– 8:49 What a day of Jiu Jitsu training actually looks like.

– 11:23 The serious mental struggles that occur when you don’t have a specific training goal.

– 13:00 The world class coaches behind Bobby’s success in UFC.

– 14:00 The challenges on the road to the UFC championship.

– 24:15 Inside the Maximus Body philosophy.

– 25:10 Getting bullied and beat up by hockey players.

– 28:16 Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and the two things Bobby did every morning that have changed his life.

– 30:30 The Green Light Thought Experiment.

– 38:00 Turning anger into fuel to feed your ambitions.

– 42:12 How to practice self-discipline.

– 48:00 Simple daily strategies to be more productive every single day.

– 49:50 Stress management, sleep, and recovery.

Resources Mentioned

The Maximus Body 

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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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