Show Notes Ep 570 – Ben Pakulski/Alvin Brown

  • Ben puts Adam through workout (4:48)
  • Ben talks about working with Hany Rambod (7:30)
    • Consistently over trained
    • Body always inflamed
  • Did Ben ever experience adrenal fatigue? (10:12)
  • Cortisol resistance, what does he think about it? (13:00)
    • Beast Mode
    • Blood sugar dip
    • Reduce exposure to what you are resistant to
    • Sleep quality
  • Guys talk mindset
  • How does Ben train now? (22:50)
  • What is his opinion on hypertrophy stimulus? (25:00)
    • Eating protocol
  • Ben explains AMPK and mTOR (29:00)
    • Regulating energy balance
    • Based on your goal
  • How does he manage his stress? (31:25)
    • Breathing patterns intra-workout
  • Ben talks about a study he conducted for loaded intra-workout stretching (34:20)
    • Muscle fiber hypertrophy
    • Muscle fiber hyperplasia
  • How is the weight (muscle) loss going for him? (40:30)
    • Loves training again
    • Eating a lot less
  • Is there anything he is monitoring while losing this muscle? (42:10)
    • Testosterone levels
  • Guys discuss biohacking sleep (45:15)
    • Blackout blinds
    • Keeping room cool 
    • No devices about an hour before bed
    • Lights out when the sun goes down
    • Mattress quality
    • Turn Wifi off
    • Ben working with someone to create own mattress
    • Float tanks
  • The guys talk about stress management (59:40)
    • Start/Finish day with gratitude
    • Anxiety
  • How to be more mindful? (1:02:50)
    • Noting state changes
    • Energy beings
    • Extreme sports and athletes
      • Flow state
    • Power of present moment
    • Step out of comfort zone
    • Perception of time
  • Does he have any hacks that he does to stay more present? (1:20:20)
  • How could he have used being present/mindful in his bodybuilding days? Gives advice to bodybuilders. (1:23:00)
    • Take ownership/control of your life
    • Meditation
      • Perception controls your life
    • Have to enjoy the process

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