Ben Pakulski – The Bodybuilding Yogi: How To Unify The Mind & Body
Ben Pakulski is the Canadian former professional bodybuilder, turned yogi and muscle educator.
He has competed in two of bodybuildings most prestigious shows, Mr Olympia and the Arnold Classic, where you placed in the top 10 three years running.
Ben has trained professional athletes, bodybuilders, and celebrities since 2005 and are recognised as one of the top trainers and physique coaches on the planet.
Today he travels the world teaching your Six Pillars of a lean, healthy and muscular body, promoting upgraded consciousness, self-confidence and an overall positive outlook on life.
02:51 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:38 Brian’s introduction.
04:19 Ben Pakulski loves multicultural London.
06:25 There’s more to life than this.
12:21 Using fitness as an escape.
15:44 Training in the gym is unconscious effort, so create different avatars.
22:59 Training in the gym as an antidepressant.
28:46 When Ben discovered Yoga and how it changed him.
39:41 If I can’t, I must.
43:13 Why Ben advocates focussing on the basics of breath, meditation and walking.
51.11 Heart rate variability, what it is and how it relates to the parasympathetic and sympathetic.
56:31 Fasting and food.
1:03:05 The three important things when exercising for muscle.
1:11:49 Why gratitude is important to Ben.
1:14:36 How he works with his intuition.
1:16:28 What excites him most about human optimisation in the next 5 years.
1:23:07 Success secrets.
1:23:45 …Ben’s daily routine.
1:25:40 Ben’s superpower.
1:26:57 The best and worst days of his life.
1:30:59 What scares Ben.
1:33:51 What we would be surprised to learn about Ben Pakulski.
1:36:02 What keeps him awake at night.
1:38:52 What his epitaph will say.
1:41:03 Telephone call to the 20 years old Ben Pakulski.
1:42:39 Best advice he ever received.
1:44:06 Advice to the 20 years old listening.
1:45:57 The irony of life is that sometimes your biggest curse is your biggest blessing, but you get to choose.
1:48:37 Brian’s summing up.
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