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Charles R. Poliquin - Strength Sensei


Charles R. Poliquin is a world renowned strength coach who has trained over 800 olympic athletes across 23 different events, as well as professionals in the NHL, NFL, NBA and in soccer. He has been teaching for over 40 years and many consider him to be the most successful strength coach ever. Charles is a expert in muscle growth, strength, sports performance, and coined the phrase “the myth of discipline. “He is the author of 14 books, has written over 2,000 articles, and is featured in an entire chapter of Tim Ferriss’ NY Times Best seller “TOOLS OF TITANS. “


00:00 | Trailer
02:35 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode
04:32 | Brian’s introduction
05:10 | Biggest issue against strength training in Britain is its mainstream media and free healthcare
07:14 | Earn your carbs and having penis skin on your arms
15:24 | Eat according to your genes
17:00 | Charles’ advice to sports people about what to eat
21:30 | People who choose veganism have lower IQs and those on vegan diets lower their IQs
24:57 | Charles’ advice to Brian on his challenge to run an Ironman race on a plant-based diet
33:04 | The myth of discipline and how Charles became interested in strength training
48:35 | How and why he started coaching at 17 years old
53:24 | What it was like being a pioneer of strength coaching in the 1980s
59:19 | Dorian Yates training method
1:06:24 | What Charles does initially with an unsuccessful Olympian athlete
1:07:39 | The five elements in relation to strength training
1:19:19 | Performance enhancing drug use in Russia and elsewhere, its effect on sport and the Olympics
1:37:19 | Charles’ views on the UFC and drug taking amongst athletes in other sports
1:45:46 | The future in strength coaching
1:48:46 | Why and how he uses his wealth to support athletes and causes
1:58:13 | Charles advice to aspiring successful strength coaches
2:07:25 | The growth mindset, why he wants Jo Average to know what he knows about Olympic athletes
2:13:35 | A life not examined is a life not worth living
2:14:30 | Success secrets
2:15:16 | Where and how Charles trains, attends brain picking sessions and makes every day count
2:30:37 | Best and worst days of his life
2:36:15 | What scares him
2:37:21 | What he is most proud of
2:38:38 | What keeps him awake at night
2:39:16 | The most influential person in his life
2:42:35 | Why Charles likes to coach wrestlers
2:45:58 | Advice to the 20-year old Charles R. Poliquin
2:47:49 | Best advice ever received
2:48:43 | Advice to the 20-year old watching on how they can improve their life
2:51:08 | You never tell someone they are good, you only reward effort
2:54:37 | Brian’s thanks


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