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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ben’s Favorite Books for Trainers and Coaches

This is one of a series of recommended books in different categories, including Ben’s favorite overall reads, brain-health books, 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 areas. Do you […]

Ben’s Favorite Books

This is the first in a series of recommended books in different categories, including books for trainers and coaches, brain-health books, 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 areas. […]

Dr. Andrew Huberman on mindfulness, interoception, and deliberate disengagement

This is an excerpt from Muscle Intelligence podcast episode 74: understand how your brain works with Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman. This excerpt has been edited for clarity.   Andrew Huberman: You’ve got this point of attention on the inside and then you got this point of attention that you can put anywhere else. I can […]

In conversation with James Fitzgerald: developing your own concept of fitness

This is an excerpt from Muscle Intelligence podcast episode 49: The Art and Science of Fitness Coaching with OPEX James Fitzgerald. This excerpt has been edited for clarity.   Ben Pakulski: I’d love for you to discuss what fitness means to you. James Fitzgerald: Yeah, well, it has changed for me and that’s part of […]

The two most important things to control in your life

By Ben Pakulski “Set the goal of getting in the best shape of your life, not for the end result, but for what it will make of you to achieve it.” We all want to create a life worth living.  “Success,” whatever that means to you, comes down to identifying key targets, executing with discipline and precision, and […]

In conversation with Dr. John Berardi: awesomeness vs. awfulness-based coaching

This is an excerpt from Muscle Intelligence podcast episode 96 – Where passion meets purpose: becoming a change maker with Dr. John Berardi. This excerpt has been edited for clarity. [0:57:01.8] Ben Pakulski: In  [your book Change Maker] you have two amazing chapters, one on coaching and one on business. I think the coaching chapter did such […]