146 – Success leaves clues with Mark Bell

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Friend of the show and well-known figure in the fitness industry, Mark Bell joins Ben on today’s episode to speak about success, momentum, training and family.

This is a great conversation between two successful former professional athletes who have taken the lessons they learnt in the gym and applied them to their life. 

Mark Bell is the owner of Super Training Gym, CEO of Mark Bell Sling Shot and host of The Mark Bell Power Project.


Find out more about Mark here:

Super Training Products LLC: www.MarkBellSlingShot.com

Mark Bell’s Power Project: https://lnk.to/PowerProjectPodcast


Mark Bell: https://www.instagram.com/marksmellybell/
Power Project: https://www.instagram.com/markbellspowerproject/                        
Sling Shot: https://www.instagram.com/slingshot/



Mark Bell on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast 

Ben Pakulski on Mark Bell’s Power Project


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Ben Bikman on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast 


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[01:02] – Today’s guest Mark Bell

[02:19] – Episode sponsor HLTH Code – use code MUSCLE10 for 10% off

[04:27] – How Mark is dealing with the loss of his mother

[07:38] – Weathering the storm

[09:18] – Being prepared for life

[11:13] -The power of self-belief

[14:25] – The story you tell yourself

[16:30] – The story of Mark Bell

[18:45] – Knowing who you are is knowing who you’re not

[19:25] – Leveling up

[19:50] – Mark’s mentor Louis Simmons

[20:25] – Mark’s friend Stan Efferding

[21:40] – Having an even mind & skill acquisition

[24:10] – Crossing the t-s and dotting the i-s

[28:00] – Having mentors

[30:00] – Are you all in?

[32:10] – Brand certified in bodybuilding

[34:53] – Levels of experience

[40:35] – Ben’s best training partner

[41:50] – Cheat reps

[43:50] – Mark’s goals

[44:43] – Lat training

[46:50] – Who introduced Mark to Stoicism

[49:20] – Lessons learnt in the gym

[53:48] – What led Mark to stoicism
[55:25] – How Mark learns new things

[57:00] – From learning disability to entrepreneur

[01:12:00] – The power of interest

[01:13:00] – Ben and Mark’s approach to parenting

[01:20:30] – Getting over the initial struggle

[01:26:00] – A simple yet powerful framework for your family

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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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