71- Dr. Jordan Shallow- The Muscle Doc on Powerlifting, Preventing Injury and Pushing Your Limits

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Joining us today is the Muscle Doc, Dr. Jordan Shallow, a chiropractor and world class powerlifter.  Hear the Muscle Expert and the Muscle Doc discuss the process, and the vital importance of breaking up your daily routine. Dr. Shallow goes deep on  why you need to shift your focus away from daily PRs and comfortable training regimens and how integrating variables into your training holds the secret to your results.

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Time Stamps:

2:10- Who is the Muscle Doc?

4:30- A journey through power lifting and chiropractics.

6:45- Using variables to mix up your training

9:48- Instagram culture, daily PRs and training for long term benefits.

11:23- The Process.

15:40- How practicing standing can help to perfect your training.

20:00 How stability acts as a governor to strength.

24:55- Dr. Shallow’s tips for avoiding constant breakdown.

26:25- Mobility, Stability and Strength. Filling the gap and bridging the gap.

32:00- Mitigating injury. Understanding the biomechanics of your lifts.

35:00- Increasing range of motion.

40:14- Find your limits with internal and external rotation.

49:55- Genetic gifts vs. working smart to fill in your deficiencies.

53:20- Keeping up with the Jones’.  Injury and the social media arms race.

57:30- Ascension.  What does it feel like to lift all that your body can handle.

1:01:10- How to push the envelope and still be healthy.

1:05:00- Programming for stability.

1:10:10- Tools vs. necessities. Navigating the fitness industry’s focus on products.


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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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Formerly the Muscle Expert Podcast. The world’s top authority on intelligent muscle building and fat loss gives us a simple to understand deep dive into the complex world of building a body you love, and living your greatness. Weekly interviews with leading experts in a vast number of scientific fields focusing on health optimization (nutrition, sleep, hormones, mindfulness and mind set), strength, (both physical and mental), and muscle hypertrophy. Learn proven strategies for optimum life performance, whether it be in the gym, the board room or the bedroom; this is the blueprint for becoming the upgraded modern man. Ladies, this podcast is for you too. The topics, tips, and life hacks covered are essential for every individual who wants to upgrade themselves mentally and physically.

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