Q&A: Minicuts, Squat & Deadlift Alternatives, Overcoming Fear of Rejection, & More
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
by Mike Matthews
1d ago
In this episode, I discuss the potential benefits of minicuts, the best alternatives to the squat and deadlift, how to overcome the fear of rejection, and lots more. As always, these questions come directly from my Instagram followers, who take advantage of my weekly Q&As in my stories. If you have a question you're dying to have answered, make sure you follow me on Instagram (@muscleforlifefitness) and look out for the Q&A posts. Your question might just make it into a podcast episode! If you like this type of episode, let me know. Send me an email (mike@muscleforlife.com) or direc ..read more
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Simon Hill on the 10 Must-Track Health Metrics for a Longer Life
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
by Mike Matthews
2w ago
What are the top ten “biomarkers” that can help you predict how long and healthy your life will be? And how can you track and improve these to increase your chances of a healthier, longer life? In this episode, I chat with Simon Hill, a physiotherapist, nutrition scientist, podcaster, and author of The Proof is in the Plants. We discuss his "Living Proof Challenge," a 12-week program aimed at fostering habits that enhance both physical and mental health, lower the risk of chronic diseases, and help you live a longer life. In this episode, you’ll learn . . . And more . . . So, whether you're ai ..read more
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Q&A: Training When Sleep-Deprived, Shoulder Impingement Fixes, Growing Stubborn Muscles & More
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
by Mike Matthews
3w ago
In this episode, I discuss whether you should prioritize sleep or training when sleep-deprived, shoulder impingement fixes, strategies to make stubborn muscles grow, and lots more. As always, these questions come directly from my Instagram followers, who take advantage of my weekly Q&As in my stories. If you have a question you're dying to have answered, make sure you follow me on Instagram (@muscleforlifefitness) and look out for the Q&A posts. Your question might just make it into a podcast episode! If you like this type of episode, let me know. Send me an email (mike@muscleforlife ..read more
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How My Coaching Helped Shaun Lose 35 Lb. in 6 Months
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
by Mike Matthews
1M ago
In this episode, I talk with Shaun, who achieved remarkable results with Legion’s body transformation coaching service. Shaun had struggled with his weight for over a decade. But at 270 pounds, he faced a health scare that prompted him to make a serious change. After failing to lose weight on several popular diets, Shaun discovered Bigger Leaner Stronger, and by following its principles, he started losing fat and building muscle. However, Shaun felt he could achieve even better results, so he signed up for Legion coaching. With his coach's help, he learned the principles of effective and susta ..read more
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Cal Newport on the Future of AI and Knowledge Work
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
by Mike Matthews
1M ago
Is artificial intelligence a quantum leap forward for humanity? The key to world peace, the cure for disease and aging, and the springboard to the abundant, leisure-filled future depicted in science fiction novels? Or is it the death knell for humanity as they know it? Or something in between? In this episode, I talk with Cal Newport, a renowned computer science professor, author, and productivity expert, to delve into the complex landscape of AI. Cal has been studying AI and its ramifications for humanity long before it was cool, and he has a number of counterintuitive thoughts on the pros an ..read more
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Milo Wolf on High-Volume Training
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
by Mike Matthews
1M ago
Most weightlifters know that training volume is a crucial factor in maximizing muscle growth. But how much volume is optimal? And at what point does doing more sets become counterproductive? To help answer these questions, I interviewed Dr. Milo Wolf, a published sports scientist, competitive natural bodybuilder, and online coach, known for his deep understanding of the mechanisms that drive hypertrophy. In this episode, we delve into how much volume is optimal for gaining muscle and discuss when higher volumes offer diminishing returns or even harm your muscle-building efforts. Dr. Wolf break ..read more
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Jordan Syatt on Achieving Holistic Health
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
by Mike Matthews
1M ago
It’s tempting to view health as a purely physical pursuit, especially in the age of social media and constant visual stimuli. We often associate being healthy with having a fit physique, but health doesn’t mean having abs or being the strongest person in the gym. True health encompasses much more than just our physical appearance or exercise habits, and it's essential to keep an open mind and adapt our perspectives as we grow and learn.  In this episode, Jordan Syatt, former competitive powerlifter, renowned fitness coach, and fitness industry veteran and entrepreneur, shares his journey ..read more
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Q&A: Hybrid Training, Chronic Sleep Deprivation & Gains, Conspiracy Theories, & More
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
by Mike Matthews
2M ago
From the potential downsides of TRT for individuals with moderate testosterone levels to strategies for mitigating the effects of chronic sleep deprivation, in this episode, I dive into a wide array of topics based on questions from my loyal Instagram followers.  I also get into a few “fun” ones, including updates on my new house, my most hated trends of the decade, and my favorite conspiracy theories. :) As always, these questions come directly from my Instagram followers, who take advantage of my weekly Q&As in my stories.  If you have a question you're dying to have answered ..read more
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Dr. Stephan Guyenet on Outsmarting Obesity
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
by Mike Matthews
2M ago
Why are obesity rates skyrocketing in the modern world? Do we simply lack willpower, or are deeper forces at play? In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Stephan Guyenet, a renowned obesity researcher, science communicator, and author of the book The Hungry Brain.  With his expertise in neuroscience and eating behavior, Dr. Guyenet sheds light on the complex mechanisms behind our body's drive to store fat and the challenges we face in our modern food environment. Luckily, it's not all doom and gloom. Stephan also shares evidence-based strategies to outsmart our hungry brains and maintain a ..read more
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Dr. Bill Campbell on Boosting Fat Loss With Protein
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
by Mike Matthews
2M ago
Protein has long been hailed as the key macronutrient for building and maintaining muscle mass. But what about its role in fat loss? As it turns out, increasing your protein intake might be one of the most underrated strategies for shedding fat. In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Bill Campbell, a renowned exercise science and nutrition researcher and professor, to explore protein’s surprising effects on fat loss.  In case you’re not familiar with Dr. Campbell, he’s a repeat guest on the podcast, the director of the Performance & Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of So ..read more
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