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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.”

Chapters:
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.

Notes:
Strength Sensei website
http://www.strengthsensei.com/charles-r-poliquin/
Charles R. Poliquin on Twitter
https://twitter.com/StrengthSensei
Strength Sensei on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6VnjtJ6vmAK1swqHFjusjA
Strength Sensei on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/strengthsensei1/?hl=en
Charles R. Poliquin on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Charles-Poliquin-page-147450005733377/
Charles R. Poliquin on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Poliquin

Books:
Arm Size and Strength: The Ultimate Guide
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arm-Size-Strength-Ultimate-Guide-ebook/dp/B00W5IQ6NU
Modern Trends in Strength Training: Volume 1
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Trends-Strength-Training-2001-03-01/dp/0970197918

Topics discussed:
Pima people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pima_people
High Risk Populations: The Pimas of Arizona and Mexico
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4418458/
Laval University Physical Activity Sciences Lab: Genetics of human obesity: recent results from linkage studies
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9278576
Stamford University low carb study
https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2018/02/low-fat-or-low-carb-its-a-draw-study-finds.html
The Game Changers (film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7455754/
HCl test
http://www.strengthsensei.com/start-day-right-lime-salt/
Sensei
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensei
Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-They-Cant-Ignore-You/dp/1455509124
Canadian National Handball Team
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_national_handball_team
Neurotransmitter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotransmitter
CIA Personality Quiz
https://www.cia.gov/careers/games-information/take-our-personality-quiz.html
Icarus (film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icarus_(2017_film)
Doping by Brigitte Berendonk
https://www.amazon.com/Doping-Von-Forschung-Betrug-sport/dp/3499186772
Destiny Rescue
https://www.destinyrescue.org/us/
Navy SEAL Foundation
https://www.navysealfoundation.org/
Charity Navigator
https://www.charitynavigator.org/
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tools-Titans-Billionaires-World-Class-Performers/dp/1785041274
Watson Dumbbells
https://watsongym.co.uk/dumbbells/
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-bestselling/dp/1848549253
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple Way to Banish Clutter Forever
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Changing-Magic-Tidying-effective-clutter/dp/0091955106

People mentioned in this episode:
Winston Churchill
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill
David Haye
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Haye
Rich Roll
https://everipedia.org/wiki/rich-roll/
Dr Michael Greger
https://londonreal.tv/e/dr-michael-greger-how-not-to-die/
Dr Gabrielle Lyon
https://www.drgabriellelyon.com/about/
Arnold Schwarzenegger
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger
Simon Sinek
https://londonreal.tv/e/simon-sinek-start-with-why/
Paul Duerden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRh8N2shxlE
Glenn Hoag
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Hoag
Don Saxton
https://www.volleyball.ca/en/inductees/don-saxton
Deryk Snelling
https://swimming.ca/en/deryk-snelling/
Charlie Francis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Francis
Dorian Yates
https://londonreal.tv/e/dorian-yates-inside-the-shadow-full-movie/
Helen Maroulis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Maroulis
Mauro Di Pasquale
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauro_Di_Pasquale
Eric R Braverman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_R._Braverman
Catherine Willner
http://nurahealth.com/who-we-are/catherine-willner-md.html
Mantak Chia
https://londonreal.tv/e/mantak-chia-sexual-healing/
https://londonreal.tv/e/mantak-chia-sexual-energy/
Adam Nelson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Nelson
John Bosley Ziegler
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bosley_Ziegler
Christine Girard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Girard
Maria Sharapova
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Sharapova
Lance Armstrong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Armstrong
Donovan Bailey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donovan_Bailey
Usain Bolt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usain_Bolt
Dan Pfaff
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Pfaff
Greg Rutherford
https://londonreal.tv/e/greg-rutherford-strictly-gold/
Victoria Anthony
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Anthony
Ed Coan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Coan
Dmitry Klokov
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Klokov
Dave Asprey
https://londonreal.tv/e/dave-asprey-bulletproof/
https://londonreal.tv/e/dave-asprey-the-bulletproof-executive/
Benjamin Hardy
https://www.benjaminhardy.com/home-page
Joe Polish
http://joepolish.com/about/
Les Gutches
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Gutches
Steve Fraser
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Fraser
Gretchen Rubin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gretchen_Rubin

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Pete
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Lost interest in the interview after hearig the comment about vegan diet being linked to lower IQ. Simply rediculous. And I wonder what industry sponsored that so called study to come up with that conclusion. Could not listen so someone who believes such rubbish.

Nevelle
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There is no video only audio.

Maria
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Maria

Hi Nevelle, have you tried using other browsers? 🙂

sjr1604384
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sjr1604384

probably the best interview I have ever heard, A true gentlemen

Robert
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Robert

legend

justin
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I searched pubmed there are literally are no studies showing that vegans and vegetarians have lower IQ’s or that by switching your IQ drops. The best evidence to support his view was a study that found giving vegans and vegetarians creatine raised their IQ however that study didn’t test non-vegans. Later a follow up study did test both meat eaters and non and the findings actually showed that at base line IQ in both groups were equal and given creatine vegan and vegetarians ended up with an advantage. Another study found higher IQ levels correlated with becoming vegan and vegetarian.… Read more »

Guillaume Bach
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Yes. very easy. I did 13 years of Judo in Velizy ( a town in the region of Paris ) and my last years I would do a class of combat with multiple attacks from differents teachers ( one in karate, tae kwon do, judo etc … ) and the teachers who were organising the event were all on the polinis method of training for strength .. they would practise musculation and preparation with courses of this guy. Not to mentioned they were all black belt and had been teaching for years and had many differents curiculum … teaching kids,… Read more »

Ramskee925
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Ramskee925

Great interview. Charles is a very smart and interesting dude.

Guillaume Bach
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Very very … very …interesting … I never heard this stuff before gaba type, water type … etc And I am a scorpio ( water sign ) I do yoga, I don’t compete, I am at the forefront very independant and work alone, I am in a ying energy, I meditate etc … We are very few men in the yoga class and I agree 100 & with C.Poliquin. When he speaks about the nine personality type ( about the CIA ) does he speaks about the ennagramme ? I am french and sometimes it is hard to understand any… Read more »

Martin Casado
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By far one of my favorite interviews. I have like 2 pages of notes and I never do that. Perfect effort Brian.

Alonzo
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This guy incredible so much information I’m learning so much

caseyjones72745
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caseyjones72745

Where is the link to the “Brain hacking” book he says he’s going to offer your audience? 2:02:40 mark.

Peter Mikulina
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best conversation i’ve ever seen, thank you so much

Jenny Mayola
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Jenny Mayola

Glad you enjoyed this episode. You’re welcome Peter! 🙂

Michael
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Loved this. The stuff on nuero transmitters was awesome. Also loved some of the quotes Charles had. Oh, had absolutely no trouble with the video.

James
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Excellent.

Jenny Mayola
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Jenny Mayola

Thanks James! 🙂

ronka2416643
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ronka2416643

Legend

Daniel
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He mentioned a free e-book anyone got a link?

Lucas
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I did not understand why going Vegan as a athlete is bad according to him?
Can somebody exlpain me?

Latman
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Latman

He thinks vegan protein is by fa. Inferior and hinders and Athletes Performance. My guess is he probably has the research to back it up.

exotics12
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exotics12

Well, he has a huge amount of experience. This agrees with other people with a lot of experience, like Paul Chek who says, if I remember correctly, that he hasn’t had a single athlete that would stay healthy on a plants only diet. He also got a few long articles on that topic. There is also research and experienced people out there suggesting that single nutrients in supplemental form frequently don’t provide the same benefits for the body as the nutrients in the food do. Plus you have genetics and certain nutrients that plant foods provide in minor quantities or… Read more »

lvmuscle
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Great interview. Ive followed londonreal for quite a bit and see the same qualities and vibes with charles its like a dream come true i wish for this to happen seen this interview its great 2 people i look up to together. And see that side of charles its great. Always learning from the best. Its about the journey.

vesquedaniele793
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vesquedaniele793

I’ll take John Joseph’s hard core IQ over Charles R. Poliquin ignorance.

mail161
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mail161

Just excellent. Thanks a lot. Please, what is the link he mentioned to his e-book about brain hacking? Thanks in advance.

sjr1604384
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sjr1604384

What a great man, very inspiring.