Today on the Muscle Expert Podcast we welcome Dr. John Demartini, expert on human consciousness. Ben and Dr. Martini go deep on the human consciousness and everything that it takes to allow you to do what you are meant to be doing. Listen in on Dr. Demartini’s framework for finding your true values and how he lives his life to change the world.
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4:45- Why setting goals is the key to a happy and successful life.
7:45- Identifying your values and pursuing those goals will make you more productive and more successful.
8:45-Dr. Demartini’s hierarchy of values How you spend your money, time, thoughts, conversations, and create order in your life shows your true inspirations.
14:45- How to manipulate your own inspirations
16:30- Creating a life that is congruent with your fantasies.
18:00- Values and relationships. Why finding “complementary values” is more important than finding the same values.
22:15- Finding clarity in your values. Why you need to compare you to yourself not those that you look up to.
23:15- How to live your life for purpose vs for immediate gratification.
25:15- Why Dr. Demartini became an expert in many different disciplines all of which relate to human behavior.
30:00- How cosmology influences human consciousness. The origin of the universe vs the study of the universe and why making a global impact requires a cosmic perspective.
32:15- Why studying the largest and smallest denominators is important for making an impact.
33:45- Expanding your experience beyond your 5 senses.
436:45- What is Dr. Demartini’s “guiding light” to creating his philosophy on the human experience.
40:45- How to consciously access different dimensions.
43:15- Psychedelics vs optimization. Is there a faster way to elevate your consciousness?
45:15- Dr. Demartini’s steps to live your greatest life. Why
47:35- What daily habits does Dr. Demartini value most?
52:15- “The Science of Getting What You Want” the best way to download Dr. Demartini’s brain.
Ben gives his greatest tips to optimize your sleep. He discusses everything from mushrooms to supplements and of course environmental optimization. The key factors that effect your sleep are light sources and stimulants removing those as it gets closer to bedtime will be a huge benefit to getting better sleep. Additionally reducing EMFs, stressors and of course supplementation will help you get better rest and let you get the most out of your day!
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2:30- Pay attention to the factors that will effect sleep.
5:45- The night time routine. Control your environment a few hours before bed to optimize it for a quality nights sleep.
7:30- Control your circadian clock. Your circadian rhythm starts in the morning. A huge component is getting some early am sunlight.
9:00- Own the night. Eliminating sources of blue light will boost natural melatonin production to help you sleep naturally and deeply.
10:15- Eliminate EMFs as much as possible to reduce external stressors on your body.
12:45- Kill all the light. Sleep in a cave! No light should be present when you are sleeping. The only things you should do in your bedroom start with the letter S!
14:40- Organ circadian rhythm. Why 7-8 hours of sleep is necessary for your body to reset.
16:30- Optimize your environment for a healthy life.
18:30- Utilize journaling to release your mind and positive thoughts and meditation to create a relaxed, positive mindset.
21:00- Ben’s recommended sleep supplements, mag 3, greens, glutamine, alpha gpc and much more!
24:10- Ben loves Four Sigmatic Reishi! It is extremely calming and absolutely delicious in tea as well as in Four Sigmatic Reishi Hot Cacao.
Don Saladino, owner of Drive 495 Club in NYC and the go to personal trainer for super heroes joins us today to talk about his recent Muscle & Fitness cover, what it takes to build a super hero physique and how to become a great coach. Ben and Don discuss flexibility in coaching, all the skills a trainer needs to learn post certification and running successful training businesses.
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3:20- Don’s beginnings in personal training, gym ownership and training pro golfers.
5:50- Bridging the gap between being a good trainer and a good coach.
8:20- How to build a cover-worthy body. The process and dedication Don put in to get ready to be on the cover of Muscle and Fitness.
12:20- The steps Don takes help actors build super hero physiques.
14:15- Why successful trainers need to help their clients develop a sustainable lifestyle rather than a perfect one.
19:40- Don’s favorite needle movers to jumpstart his prep including kettlebell work, ice hockey and HIIT.
24:50- Why Don uses the minimal effective dose to change his clients habits.
31:50- Living in the fitness space in the day of social media. Becoming a good role model in fitness.
34:18- Ways to use reflection to regroup and stay out of the “darkness”
We got to meet up with one of the leading stem cell doctors while at Paleo FX last month. Dr. Kristin Comella of the US Stem Cell clinic sat down with us to give us a rapid fire discussion on one of the newest, most misunderstood practices in modern medicine. Dr. Comella dispels the myths and gives us some great insight on the recovery, anti-aging and healing potentials of stem cell procedures.
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1:30- Stem Cells have become a bit of a buzz word recently in the medical community. How long has the research actually been around?
2:30- How do stem cells work?
4:00- Does the amount and type of fat someone has affect their stem cell storage and production?
5:00- Since everyone has stem cells, why do we need to have them harvested and transplanted?
5:30- What are the ways that we can increase natural stem cell production either for a healthier life or to prepare for a procedure?
6:20- The stem cell discoveries that most excite Dr. Comella.
7:45- How often are you able to receive stem cell procedures?
8:45- Turning back the clock with stem cells. The anti-aging benefits of a stem cell procedure.
10:00- Stem cells for health and performance. How stem cells help with vascular supply and recovery.
10:35- What are the current known risks of stem cell procedures?
11:45- The evolution of stem cell extraction. The new king on the block, adipose stem cells and how they differ from amniotic and bone marrow cells.
13:05- Smart cells. How stem cells are able to choose wherever your body needs them.
14:20- Spinal stem cell injections and their benefits for neurological healing.
15:25- How stem cells are changing the field of medicine.
16:25- How you can support stem cell research.
17:10- The cost benefit analysis of stem cell procedures.
20:25- Health and stem cell procedures. How a healthy lifestyle and exercise affect the benefits of stem cell procedures.
Mike Desanti wears many hats, he is a health coach, gratitude and consciousness specialist and even an author of children's books. Mike and Ben have a great discussion on elevating your consciousness, the rituals Mike has used for his rights of passage, how he lives a life of gratitude and understanding, and much more. Make sure to listen to the end to hear about Mike's men's retreat and how he has used his platform as an author of children's books to teach impactful life lessons to their parents as well.
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Dr. Jimmy Bagley is a researcher for the Muscle Phys Lab in San Fransisco as well as an Assistant Professor at San Fransisco State University. Dr. Bagley is one of the top researchers looking into muscle fiber types. He and Ben discuss how to optimize your fiber types for the sport you are pursuing, adapting muscle fibers and how to best stimulate MTOR and AMPK.
4:20- The ability to change your muscle fiber type composition and how a set of twins wound up with completely different fiber types later in life.
8:30- Should you actively train for a fiber type or just train normally and allow your fibers to adapt.
9:40- What are the differences between muscle fiber types.
11:15- How do your muscle fiber types effect your recommended diet and caloric expenditure at rest?
14:30- How stem cells, training and steroids effect hyperplasia.
17:15- How long does it take for your fiber types to shift?
19:15- What is the mechanism for fiber type change?
20:45-What is the optimal rep range for changing your muscle to fast twitch?
24:00- Dr. Bagley shares research on the optimal way to train both endurance and for hypertrophy.
27:30- What Dr. Bagley is currently working on at San Fransisco State.
29:45- The difference between MTOR and AMPK responses.
33:30- Listen to your body. Why you should use “feel” to find a MTOR and AMPK balance.
36:00- The influence of ketogenic dieting on AMPK and MTOR.
38:30- Best practices to stimulate MTOR.
40:00- What research is fascinating Dr. Bagley.
43:15- Dr. Bagley’s current research.
44:30- What is the limiting factor in muscle research right now?
49:30- What is needed at the Muscle Phys Lab for them to continue their research?
To celebrate the 100th episode of the Muscle Expert Podcast, Ben dives into all the biggest takeaways from the best guests in the world. Ben recaps the 20 most important things that he has learned through our first 100 episodes.
Entrepreneur Troy McClain joins us on the Muscle Expert Podcast to discuss tradition, personal ownership and the success mindset. After one morning spent with Troy we knew that we had to have him on the show. His insight into what it takes to be successful in business as well as life is unique and extremely insightful. Tune in for a great discussion on fading traditions, how to raise a generation of kids with respect and self-ownership, and how to pick a circle that will drive you, inspire you and allow you to give back.
4:00- The Laws of Reciprocity. Why you should pass good deeds around.
6:00- The necessity of a right of passage. How western culture has suffered from lacking tradition.
7:30- Following the Bushido Code. Earning your place rather than expecting it.
9:45- How can we create the tradition of becoming a man for our kids?
12:45- What makes a man?
15:45- Who do you listen to? How to choose the right mentor.
18:00- How social media has changed the lens that we view our heroes through.
22:45- How to create your reality.
27:00- Troy’s must reads.
Welcome to the Muscle Expert Podcast Dr. Ted Achacoso and welcome back Roland Pankewich! On today’s episode we go deep on gut health and the microbiome. We discuss how to combat leaky gut syndrome, the nutrition requirements to have a healthy microbiome, the negative effects of glyphosate on our world, and how a rest and digest period is necessary for a healthy microbiome.
3:45- The cross talk between the gut micro biome and mitochondria during exercise. How your microbiome grows.
9:15- Leaky gut syndrome and how lipopolysaccharides effect it.
12:30- How eating a ketogenic diet can have negative effects if you have leaky gut syndrome.
15:30- Why it’s important to have a balanced microbiome.
17:45- How to reverse leaky gut and food sensitivity symptoms.
20:30- Dr. Ted’s micronutrient optimized diet.
22:40- Why our environment is terrible for us.
24:30- The skin micro biome
28:40- Organic food, glyphosate and microbiome support
36:30- The effects of a sympathetic state on the gut.
43:45- How to optimize your gut.
46:15- Is it possible in this day and age to have a healthy gut microbiome?
52:45- Dr. Ted’s biohacking and life tips.
Welcome to the Muscle Expert Podcast Ryan Glatt! Ryan is formerly with the Peak Brain Institute and currently is a programmer for SmartFit writing protocols for improving cognitive performance while working out. Ryan and Ben discuss ways to take control of your brain health to improve cognition through motor learning, exercise and daily mindfulness.
3:00 Why Ryan got into corrective exercise and neurology.
7:15- Ryan’s approach to mental and physical health.
10:55- How we can influence cognitive function through training and nutrition.
13:45- What constitutes brain health?
16:45- How much of your brain health can you influence?
20:00- What are the benefits that you can see from training for brain health?
21:30- The best ways to influence your brain health according to Ryan.
25:00- How protein influences the building of neuro pathways.
28:10- Is it better to become an expert in one area or to learn many different skills for general brain health?
31:50- What are the long term benefits of continued motor learning?
33:00 -The neurochemical effects of training.
36:10- Adjusting your training based on your neurochemical balance.
37:10- Nutrition for brain health.
38:50- What environmental factors influence your brain health?
41:45- Rapid Fire! How to cope with anxiety and lack of sleep.