Episodes
It's Dr. Ben Bikman's third time on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, and with good reason: Dr. Bikman's knowledge of human metabolism is matched by few.  He is among the world’s foremost scientists on metabolic health and insulin resistance.  Much of Dr. Bikman's recent lab work is focused on the pathogenicity of chronically elevated insulin. On today's interview, Dr. Bikman breaks down the mechanisms behind optimizing the process of fat loss, debunks macronutrient myths, and reveals the...
Published 05/10/22
Published 05/10/22
Is changing your behavior as easy as changing your mindset? Today's guests hold the stance that true behavior change takes more than just a mindset shift (and I agree). Dr. Phil Stutz and Dr. Barry Michels are absolute legends in the personal development and self-mastery spaces, and have both been in the private practice of psychotherapy for over 30 years. I sought Drs. Stutz and Michels out to catalogue their tried-and-true techniques for facing fear and challenge, developing clarity around...
Published 05/06/22
I hear (and see) a lot of repetitive nutrition advice in the health and fitness space.  Many coaches, trainers, and fitness-focused individuals tend to regurgitate the same sound bites which makes our guest on the podcast this week stand out above the rest. Dr. Joseph Antoun is a physician and the CEO of the cutting-edge nutrition technology company, L-Nutra.  He has dedicated the last 10+ years to determining key longevity markers, the optimal diet to extend our healthspans, and how to...
Published 05/03/22
The last two months of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast incorporated a few of my favorite subjects:  • Muscle Building: From intentionality to load progression.  • Nutrition: Tips for longevity AND metabolic health.  • Effective behavior change patterns to help you implement a plan. I've picked a handful of listener favorite episodes to highlight in our March-April recap. This episode features incredibly valuable pieces from interviews with some of the world's brightest and most innovative...
Published 04/29/22
Today on the podcast, I've asked Kara Collier, Registered Dietitian, to join me in a discussion about revolutionizing preventative healthcare. It's her mission to empower people with the knowledge to effectively monitor, optimize, and sustain their own metabolic health. Today's episode will give you tools to help you understand how to eat -- how to manage your nutrition, and how to tailor it precisely to fuel your performance.   Kara is the leading authority at NurtiSense on the use of...
Published 04/26/22
At age 68, Mark Sisson looks 35. I want what he's having. Mark is the EPITOME of health and wellness, and has mastered the art of aging backwards.  I invited Mark onto the podcast to deconstruct his habits, knowledge and lifestyle, so that YOU can implement the processes that he shares immediately. You'll get some key insights into Mark's secrets for maintaining an incredibly high level of fitness for decades, including his recommendation on taking the "fourth macronutrient."   You'll...
Published 04/15/22
Some people know WHAT they want or what their goal is. Few people know WHY they want it. And a fraction of those people actually know HOW to achieve the results... and not just getting the results, but making it SUSTAINABLE for the long-term. That's why I brought my good friend, Dr. Trevor Kashey, onto the podcast this week: To teach us HOW to transform our thought patterns, learn new language tools, and ultimately to create the life we've always wanted. It's one of the best, most...
Published 04/07/22
Muscle Building Month wouldn't be complete without hearing from one of my longtime mentors and friends, Tom Purvis. I call him "The Yoda of Resistance Training," and you'll know why by the end of this episode. Tom Purvis has been teaching personal trainers around the world for over 30 years.  A primary focus of Tom’s work has been Exercise Mechanics since 1986 when he began researching & teaching. Tom also exhibits a quality that I have found to be hugely important within my own...
Published 03/31/22
How does being sore after a workout contribute to your success?  How can you utilize eccentric loading and isometric training for hypertrophy?  Plus... will glycogen depletion hinder anabolic signaling? Today's episode debunks the many myths and misnomers of building muscle.  We are joined by Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, a renowned fitness expert, who is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training. Dr. Brad Schoenfeld's PhD thesis focused on clarifying the...
Published 03/28/22
How healthy is your nervous system? My latest interview is a special one that covers the very foundations of human performance and muscle building: the nervous system.  If high performance, longevity, and optimal brain function are important to you, this episode is for YOU. Dr. Svetlana Masgutova is the creator of the MNRI® - Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration Program.  Dr. Masgutova has been leading research since 1989 for the MNRI® Institutes and has studied the influence of...
Published 03/24/22
No Muscle Building Month would be complete without an appearance by Human Performance Expert Dr. Andy Galpin!  This interview offers tools for you to show up as your BEST, highest-performing self... and the knowledge to fix the things that are standing in your way. Dr. Galpin, whose background is in exercise and movement sciences and bioenergetics, directs the Center for Sport Performance, as well as the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory, at CSU Fullerton.  Dr....
Published 03/17/22
We're kicking off the third week of Muscle Building Month with some intelligent training tips for MAXIMUM gains.  In today's solocast, I outline the key components of intelligent training, so that you can integrate it into your lifestyle, and focus on self mastery in and out of the gym. You'll learn:  • How to eliminate plateaus with this simple shift.  • How to train to improve EVERY area of your life.  • The difference between isolation and integration.  • How to identify the key...
Published 03/14/22
In part 1 of our Muscle Building Month kick-off episode, Annette Verpillot outlined a complete framework for assessing and improving posture.  As we continue with Muscle Building Month in our MI community, Annette is back for an encore about walking mechanics and WHY they're more important than you may think! Annette is a globally-recognized posturologist who created the Posturepro Method, which has gained global recognition for eliminating chronic pain, increasing strength, and improving...
Published 03/10/22
If you've been following Muscle Building Month in our MI community, you'll know that the foundation of muscle growth is correct posture and structural alignment.  To help YOU optimize your posture, I interviewed Annette Verpillot, a globally-recognized posturologist. Annette created the Posturepro Method, which has gained global recognition for eliminating chronic pain, increasing strength, and improving sports proficiency.  Annette actively works with professional athletes, trainers,...
Published 03/07/22
Maximize your training with my 9-Step Efficiency Framework for Intelligent Muscle Building. Contrary to popular belief, building muscle and training for longevity shouldn't be hard or confusing. You just don't know how... YET. My 9-Step Efficiency Framework is my gift to you, to help you build muscle quickly, and sustain it for life.  After a 20-year bodybuilding career, and working with countless high-performers around the globe, I've identified the highest-impact habits that you can...
Published 03/03/22
"I was a machine... there was one goal in my whole life since I was 12, and that was to be the best bodybuilder on the planet." -Jay Cutler At age 18, Jay set out on a quest to not just qualify for the world's largest stage, but to WIN it. Jay's 10 championship titles can be attributed to his focus, work ethic, resilient mindset and respect for those around him. On this episode, we breakdown Jay's successes, setbacks, and everything in between. Jay is a true champion, and someone I'm...
Published 02/28/22
Are you ready to radically deconstruct the upper limits, and rewire your perception of what's possible? I reached out to Ian after discovering his revolutionary approach to mitochondrial optimization – a subject that is paramount to longevity, performance and achievement.  Ian and I cover everything from how to optimize the body's production of ATP... to the possibility of healing the central nervous system... to space travel... to the infinite links between quantum biology, meditation, and...
Published 02/25/22
"My definition of a leader, to me, is very simple: an individual that's got a vision that's so big, so grand, and so impactful that he or she MUST recruit others who think, feel, and operate the same way in order to accomplish that." - Bedros Keuilian Bedros Keuilian joins me on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast to detail his journey in healing trauma, keeping his passionate edge, and embodying his greatest role to date: an intentional, masculine leader.  After beginning life in the United...
Published 02/22/22
What is the future of longevity and healing, and how can we expand the capability of our body’s internal intelligence? We often hear about anti-aging technology but rarely do we get the opportunity to learn more about the groundbreaking advancements happening in regenerative medicine. Dr. Anthony Galea is a Medical Doctor, and the Medical Director and Founder of the Institute of Human Mechanics. He has been practicing Sports Medicine since 1988, and treating numerous high-profile athletes in...
Published 02/14/22
Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy really a one-size-fits-all treatment?  How can you stabilize cortisol levels?  We cover it ALL in this episode.  In addition to a deep dive on hormonal health, you’ll also get a comprehensive look at cutting-edge longevity practices, and the big levers to repair a broken metabolism. Today’s guest, Dr. Kyle Gillett, is an M.D. who emphasizes evidence-based treatment medicine, and who believes each patient should be treated holistically.  Dr. Gillett...
Published 02/07/22
Deciphering the impact of our dietary choices on our own health, social and cultural discrepancies, and the future of the environment, is increasingly challenging among the mass of information that most of us face daily. There is a case for eating beef that offers an opportunity for environmental restoration, preservation of traditional cultural practices, and an equal chance at health for as many populations as possible.  Today's guest, Robb Wolf, has done the research, isolated the facts,...
Published 01/31/22
Cardiovascular health is a growing concern in the greater fitness community.  We've brought in Dr. Michael Twyman, an expert in the field, to debunk the myths and answer the big questions around prevention, testing, and optimization of cardiovascular function. Dr. Twyman is a board certified cardiologist who focuses on the prevention and early detection of heart disease.  Heart attack prevention is Dr. Twyman's passion.  He utilizes the best of conventional medicine, integrative/functional...
Published 01/24/22
Vitality and longevity often have a symbiotic relationship with sexual health and performance.  This interview with Dr. Judson Brandeis will teach you the best tools to maximize your performance, in and out of the bedroom.  This episode is a must-listen for every male. An award winning urologist and sexual medicine expert, Dr. Brandeis is also a clinical researcher, physician educator, caring clinician, and surgeon.  Dr. Brandeis recently authored the ultimate men's health book, The 21st...
Published 01/17/22
After a 20-year bodybuilding career, everyone asks why I've changed the way that I train, and why I approach fitness and health so differently after retiring from competition.  As I continue to build upon the foundation of being lean, healthy, and muscular for life, longevity has become a huge focus for myself and the high-achieving individuals who go through Muscle Intelligence training. Today's episode offers you the BEST techniques and habits to bridge the gap between intelligent...
Published 01/14/22