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Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews

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OVER 10,000,000 DOWNLOADS AND COUNTING! If you want to know how to build muscle, lose fat, and be healthier, happier, and wiser...faster than you ever thought possible...then this podcast is for you. Hosted by the bestselling author and entrepreneur, Mike Matthews, each episode gives you simple, science-based know-how and inspiration that will help you build your best body and life ever. Find out more at www.legionathletics.com

OVER 10,000,000 DOWNLOADS AND COUNTING! If you want to know how to build muscle, lose fat, and be healthier, happier, and wiser...faster than you ever thought possible...then this podcast is for you. Hosted by the bestselling author and entrepreneur, Mike Matthews, each episode gives you simple, science-based know-how and inspiration that will help you build your best body and life ever. Find out more at www.legionathletics.com

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OVER 10,000,000 DOWNLOADS AND COUNTING! If you want to know how to build muscle, lose fat, and be healthier, happier, and wiser...faster than you ever thought possible...then this podcast is for you. Hosted by the bestselling author and entrepreneur, Mike Matthews, each episode gives you simple, science-based know-how and inspiration that will help you build your best body and life ever. Find out more at www.legionathletics.com

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English


Episodes

My Guide to Staying Fit, Productive, and Sane While Self-Quarantined

4/10/2020
FRANDO! It’s-a-me, your Pandemic Pal, Corona Chum, and Quarantine . . . uhhhh . . . Quixote? And here we are, socially stranded, steadily sanitized, and slightly stir crazy thanks to The Rona, which isn’t merely “another flu,” as many not-doctors on (delete your) Instagram would have you believe. But hey, there are some white clouds in the sky, too. For instance . . . 1) Thanks to the cancellation of sports, many men have discovered they live with women and children who seem pretty...

Duration:00:56:52

Haley Shapley on the Legendary Women Who Changed Sports

4/8/2020
For centuries, women were more or less excluded from organized athletics, relegated to more “feminine” tasks like being homemakers or taking care of children. A lot has changed. Women have their own leagues and divisions in all sports now, and while the WNBA might not ever be as popular as the NBA, for example, things are more equal now than they’ve ever been. But it’s been a gradual process that took many iconoclastic women to get to this point. To learn more about the culture of...

Duration:00:43:17

Dr. Greg Brown on the Science of Transgender Women in Sports

4/6/2020
The issue of transgender women competing in women’s sports has become a hot button affair in recent years, mostly because many are blowing biological women out of the water, and in some cases, setting records that no biological woman will likely ever be able to break. Some people argue this isn’t a problem, because men who have transitioned to women and follow official competitive protocols don’t have any advantages over other women. Others argue that the significant physical advantages...

Duration:00:47:05

David Nurse on Turning Great Basketball Players Into NBA Stars

4/3/2020
In this episode, we’ll digress from our regular programming on how to lose fat, gain muscle, and stay healthy, and enter the world of professional sports with David Nurse, who’s one of the premier shooting coaches in the NBA. David once had aspirations to play in the NBA himself, but eventually, he learned the painful truth that he simply wasn’t good enough to compete at the highest levels of the sport. This was a tough row to hoe for David, who had devoted most of his life to the sport....

Duration:01:10:21

The Best of Muscle for Life: How to Make “Lean Gains,” Build a Successful Brand, and Set and Achieve Goals

4/2/2020
As of right now, I’ve produced over 500 episodes of Muscle for Life, totaling over 700 hours of content. I’ve talked about a huge variety of things related to health, fitness, and lifestyle, ranging from the basics of diet and exercise like energy and macronutrient balance and progressive overload and training frequency and volume to fads like the ketogenic and carnivore diet and collagen protein to more unfamiliar territories like body weight set point and fasted cardio. Some episodes...

Duration:00:36:42

How to Use Portion Control to Lose Weight For Good

4/1/2020
Weight loss advice has been muddled for decades now. For example, in the 90’s, we were told that all we had to do to get the body of our dreams is eat as little dietary fat as possible. That didn’t work. Now we’re being told we can eat a snootful of fat every day so long as we restrict our carbohydrate and sugar intake. That’s not working, either. Hormones…artificial sweeteners…chemicals and “toxins”…genetically modified foods…wheat and gluten…they’re all to blame for our collective...

Duration:00:36:16

Layne Norton on Training at Home, Pandemic Dieting, Overcoming Fear, and More

3/30/2020
Coronavirus. The only thing anybody is talking about right now as it continues to upend life as we knew it and highlight all the things we’ve been taking for granted, like eating at the local pizza joint, walking more than 100 steps per day, and oh, I don’t know, being able to leave the fucking house. And then there’s the fitness fallout, what with lifters everywhere yearning for their usual diet and training routines, driven to boredom and overeating by lame home workouts with soup cans...

Duration:00:41:53

Q&A: Coronavirus, Home Workouts, Eating at Night, and More

3/27/2020
I’ve churned through over 150,000 emails, social media comments and messages, and blog comments in the last 6 years. And that means I’ve fielded a ton of questions. As you can imagine, some questions pop up more often than others, and I thought it might be helpful to take a little time every month to choose a few and record and share my answers. So, in this round, I answer the following three questions: - What do I think about the coronavirus? - What are the best home workouts for...

Duration:00:39:54

Ben Greenfield on Upgrading Your Immunity, Sex, Longevity, and More

3/25/2020
Today’s episode is with the one and only Ben Greenfield, the bossman of biohacking and New York Times Bestselling author of several books, including his latest work, Boundless, which is a delicious buffet of techniques and tricks for optimizing your mind, body, and spirit. And with most of us huddled up in our homes with our families, only venturing out for necessities like groceries and toilet paper, what better subjects to talk about in this moment than immunity, longevity, and . . ....

Duration:00:49:41

How Bad Is Alcohol for You, Really?

3/23/2020
There’s no doubt heavy drinking is a ticket to an early death. The CDC estimates 88,000 Americans die annually from alcohol-related causes, which includes car accidents, a cornucopia of cancers, and liver disease. Fifteen million Americans are believed to have an alcohol dependency disorder, and until recently alcohol killed more people than opioids. That’s not to mention the disastrous effects of alcoholism on quality of life, mental health, productivity, and relationships. Of course,...

Duration:00:14:55

Chase Chewning on Transforming Tragedy Into Triumph

3/20/2020
Chase Chewning hasn’t had an easy time of it. When he was still a teenager, he lost his father to Lou Gehrig’s disease. A few years later while he was in the army, he got seriously injured, requiring multiple surgeries, and got medically discharged. Chase’s life was in shambles. His body was broken, his mind was muddled, and his spirit was shattered. He had no money, no job, and no purpose. What he did have, though, was a lesson his father taught him—one he shares in our interview—that he...

Duration:01:07:07

The Complete Guide to L-Citrulline Supplementation

3/18/2020
Look at most popular pre-workout supplements and you’ll find they have several ingredients common. L-citrulline is one of them. Its name comes from citrullus, the Latin word for watermelon, which is a natural source of it. Other food sources include peanuts, soybeans, and kidney beans. Most supplements aren’t all that special and can’t live up to the hype, but, as you’ll see, L-citrulline is one of the proven winners. And in this podcast, we’re going to answer all your questions: - What...

Duration:00:29:07

Is Masturbation Killing Your Gains?

3/16/2020
You’ve probably heard that masturbation can drain your testosterone levels, dampen your drive to work out, and decrease muscle growth. This idea that masturbation (or more specifically, ejaculation) hinders muscle building and athletic performance goes all the way back to ancient Greek and Roman times, when athletes would refrain from sex before athletic contests. It turns out this idea still persists among many modern athletes. As former heavyweight boxing champion David Haye said, “I...

Duration:00:17:09

The Best Way to Get Rid of “Man Boobs” and Chest Fat

3/13/2020
Chances are good you found this podcast because you think you may have “man boobs.” And, chances are also good you’re willing to do just about anything to get rid of them. And I’d also wager you haven’t had much luck so far. Even when you manage to lose a few pounds your “moobs” don’t seem to shrink, and maybe you’re even wondering if you’ll need surgery to get rid of them. After all, many other guys are taking that route. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, male...

Duration:00:15:55

Max Lugavere on “Genius Foods” and Lifestyle for Better Brain Health

3/11/2020
What’s the best way to eat for optimal health—and brain health in particular—and longevity? That’s a question Max Lugavere is working to answer. When Max’s mother’s mental health began to decline, he became obsessed with how it could have been prevented. And that culminated in his first book, Genius Foods, which was a New York Times best-seller all about using diet and nutrition to help prevent dementia. Unfortunately, Max’s mother developed pancreatic cancer, which she died from shortly...

Duration:01:13:56

The Best of Muscle for Life: Faster Fat Loss for Women, More Willpower and Discipline, and More . . .

3/9/2020
As of right now, I’ve produced over 500 episodes of Muscle for Life, totaling over 700 hours of content. I’ve talked about a huge variety of things related to health, fitness, and lifestyle, ranging from the basics of diet and exercise like energy and macronutrient balance and progressive overload and training frequency and volume to fads like the ketogenic and carnivore diet and collagen protein to more unfamiliar territories like body weight set point and fasted cardio. Some episodes...

Duration:00:24:17

Q&A: Touch-and-Go Deadlift, Sugar Intake, Calorie Calculators, and More

3/6/2020
I’ve churned through over 150,000 emails, social media comments and messages, and blog comments in the last 6 years. And that means I’ve fielded a ton of questions. As you can imagine, some questions pop up more often than others, and I thought it might be helpful to take a little time every month to choose a few and record and share my answers. So, in this round, I answer the following four questions: 1. Should I do touch and go deadlifts or should I pause between reps? 2. How quickly...

Duration:00:41:55

Here’s Why the GOMAD Diet Is a Dumb Way to Gain Weight

3/4/2020
I’m pretty sure that’s how the “Gallon of Milk a Day,” or GOMAD Diet was conceived. It’s equally simple to follow because the name alone tells you everything you need to know: You drink an entire gallon of milk every day. (You eat other food too, of course, but you’re not following the diet unless you’re getting down that gallon.) Most people would say that’s silly, but when you’re struggling to gain weight and have tried just about everything but steroids, well, why not? I mean, there...

Duration:00:38:25

Says You! Why the 4-to-6 Rep Range, No Porn, and (Mostly) Ignoring Competitors

3/2/2020
I’ve written and recorded a lot of evidence-based content over the years on just about everything you can imagine related to building muscle, losing fat, and getting healthy. I’ve also worked with thousands of men and women of all ages and circumstances and helped them get into the best shape of their lives. That doesn’t mean you should blindly swallow everything I say, though, because let’s face it—nobody is always right about everything. And especially in fields like diet and exercise,...

Duration:00:45:12

Mark Divine on Unlocking Your Leadership Potential, Navy SEAL Style

2/28/2020
Leadership may sound glamorous, but it’s far different from what most people imagine. It’s hard work. It takes brains, grit, and persistence. You have to earn the trust and respect of your team. You have to do more than just learn new skills to become a good leader, too—you have to work on yourself to overcome the mental hurdles holding you back, including deeply-ingrained negative behaviors and emotions. Luckily, no matter your previous experience, you can become a better leader. And who...

Duration:01:03:24