Pre and Peri Workout Nutrition

When hypertrophy (muscle building) is your main goal, the food and nutrients you consume around the workout is by far the most important aspect in maximizing growth and optimizing recovery.

If you’re looking to immediately accelerate growth and improve body composition, then you’d better sit down and take some notes. This is exactly where you […]

By |August 5th, 2014|

Essential of Exercise #2

Welcome back to MI40 University. Today Ben will be discussing essential number 2 in his “6 Essentials of Exercise” series… take a look as he walks Maria through it:

By |August 4th, 2014|

Is your Rep Speed KILLING your gains?

One of the questions I get most regularly on my site has to do with rep speed – one of the most underestimated and little-understood variables to building big muscles.

“Should I be training fast?”

“Should my reps be explosive?”

“What tempo should I use?”

“Should I vary my tempo?”

“How often should I vary tempo?”

“How much rest between […]

By |July 17th, 2014|

004 Muscle Expert John Meadows & Ben Pakulski Discuss Tom Platz Leg Training

Today, John Meadows shares his once in a life time experience – being trained and coached by the legendary Tom Platz (AKA “The Golden Eagle”, AKA “The Quadfather).

Tom Platz was and is one of the most sought-after guest speakers in the world of bodybuilding, nutrition and general fitness. He was a Professor and the […]

By |November 14th, 2013|

Scott Tousignant Interviews Ben Pakulski

One one one candid conversation as Scott Tousignant interviews Ben Pakulski.
Scott Tousignan is a Certified Fitness Consultant and Elite Natural Bodybuilder with the UFE.
Get ready for some serious knowledge bombs in this podcast with Scott.
Here’s some of the things you will learn in the episode;
- Big breakthroughs and “aha” moments from this past year.
- What […]

By |November 1st, 2013|

Ben Pakulski, John Meadows Podcast with Fitness Expert Brad Schoenfeld

Brad Schoenfeld, CSCS, is widely regarded as one of America’s leading fitness experts. He is the president of Global Fitness Services, a diverse, multifaceted fitness corporation, and he is the owner of the exclusive Personal Training Center for Women in Scarsdale, New York.
Schoenfeld is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder who has won numerous natural bodybuilding […]

By |October 14th, 2013|

Sunday Squat – Week 14

Every time life has you down, there’s no better way to relieve some of the irritation, anger, and sadness than to put in on your back and squat it!  This week marks day three of our heavy training phase.  As you’d expect, the rep range is going to decrease once again, as our progression […]

By |August 11th, 2013|

Creating a Champion’s Mindset – Work Ethic Transfer

The number one reason I see most people fail in bodybuilding isn’t due to genetics.  It isn’t due to a lack of knowledge.  Surprisingly, it isn’t even due to a lack of effort.  Inevitably, the number one reason why people often fall short of their goals is because of an inability to transfer work […]

By |August 5th, 2013|

Shredded for Summer – The Secret Weapon

It has been well documented that calcium is an essential element, not only for bodybuilders, but for all humans.  It’s a fundamental building block that catalyzes bone growth and strengthening, lowers blood pressure, and even lowers LDL levels (That’s the BAD cholesterol).  I’m sure many of you are familiar with the now-cliché (as made […]

By |June 19th, 2013|

Sunday Squat Week 5

Alright boys and girls; it’s that time again!  Everyone’s favorite day of the week!  Squat Sunday.

 Pre-Exhaust Leg Extensions

5 sets, 30 seconds rest between sets, 4011 temp


Warm up to a weight that you are able to use for a difficult set of 15-20.  The sets are clustered in groups of three and the weight is […]

By |June 2nd, 2013|