Optimizing Weight Lifting, Technique, & Nutrition with Ben Pakulski

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In our first ever in person episode we discuss Ben’s recommendations for progressive overload, the difference between strength & building muscle (they’re different!), and also dive into nutrition, relaxation and handling our emotions.

Today we’re joined by The Godfather of Intelligent Muscle Building®️ himself, Ben Pakulski! Ben (AKA the Pak-Man), is a Canadian IFBB professional bodybuilder and winner of the 2008 Mr. Canada competition who is currently a coach & mentor for high-achieving men. In our first ever in person episode we discuss Ben’s recommendations for progressive overload, the difference between strength & building muscle (they’re different!), and also dive into nutrition, relaxation and handling our emotions. This one is a jam packed episode…enjoy!

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EPISODE OVERVIEW:

0:00:00 – Intro

0:03:21 – Fitness goals differ between people

0:07:18 – Quality vs quantity for progressive overload

0:12:24 – A word from our sponsors

0:17:49 – Strength vs. muscle building

0:21:58 – Tips for training

0:29:13 – Signalling the body to grow

0:33:16 – Doing difficult things for resiliency

0:47:49 – The gap vs. the gain

0:52:20 – Ben’s nutrition approach

1:01:20 – Tapping into parasympathetic function

1:10:40 – How children affect our lives

1:20:10 – Outro

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