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Understanding the Macros: Protein (Part 2)

by David Robson

(click here for part 1)

Power proteins: which are best?
To ensure the proteins we consume are packed with the anabolic goodness essential amino acids provide, we may determine their Biological Value (BV), Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER), and Net Protein Utilization (NPU).
The net protein component of a given food may not be the […]

By |September 6th, 2014|

Foundational Training for Muscle-Building Success (Part 3)

Ladies and Gents, I’m back again today with part 3 of the series, and this time we’re getting to the action… EXERCISE EXECUTION!

We’ll delve into a number of things you can do to OPTIMIZE and DOMINATE EVERY REP that you perform to take your muscle-growth through the freakin’ roof!

If you’ve missed parts one and […]

By |September 1st, 2014|

HIGH CARB Diets: Why I DON’T recommend them …and what to do if you’re suffering the consequences!

What you do now affects your body down the road.
If you cram yourself full of carbohydrates on a daily basis, regardless of type of carb (even low GI carbs), your body must process these carbs and your insulin sensitivity will be decreased.

Over time, insulin resistance (the inability to use carbohydrates) is inevitable for 98% […]

By |August 27th, 2014|

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|