February 7, 2023


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Ep. #1016: Q&A: Chilly Showers, Monetary Freedom, Legion Power Drink, My Favourite Cardio, and Extra

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Hey, whats up and welcome to Muscle for Life. I’m Mike Matthews. I’m barely congested on the time of recording this, therefore un simply voice. However thanks for becoming a member of me as we speak for one more q and a episode the place I reply questions that individuals ask me over on Instagram. So what I do is each week, often Tuesday, Wednesday, I put up an Instagram story.

Getting questions, you already know, with the little questions sticker, they ask me something sticker, after which I’m going by the entire questions 24 hours later, and I select often 15 to twenty which might be fascinating to me or topical, or issues that many different individuals ask me about and that I haven’t already crushed to dying, and I reply them transient.

There on Instagram in my tales, after which I convey every part over right here to the podcast so I can reply the questions in additional depth. And so if you wish to ask questions of me, observe me on Instagram at Muscle for Life Health and simply search for that story each Tuesday or Wednesday. Submit your questions and.

I get far more than I may ever reply, and so please don’t take it personally if I don’t reply yours. And even when you submit questions commonly, I do want I may justify sitting there for 4 or 5 hours answering each single query, however I’ve gotten myself into too many different issues, so I’ve about an hour to reply questions once I do it on Instagram, and that offers.

Sufficient time to seek out a solution about 15 to twenty. And once more, I’m in search of questions which might be going to serve my viewers before everything. Once more, issues which might be fascinating which might be topical, issues that I haven’t already answered many, many occasions earlier than. And so sure, let’s transfer on now to what I’m going to be speaking.

In as we speak’s episode, whereas I’m going to be answering questions on chilly showers, on attaining monetary freedom on Legion and an vitality drink, is that going to occur on sodium consumption? What’s my advice on my favourite kind of cardio and extra? Additionally, how would you want a free meal planning software that figures out your energy, your macros, even your micros, after which lets you create 100% customized meal plans for chopping, lean, gaining, or sustaining in beneath 5 minutes?

Nicely, all you gotta do is go to purchase legion.com/meal plan b u y legion.com/meal plan and obtain the. And if I’ll say, this software actually is incredible. My group and I spent over six months on this factor working with an Excel wizard, and inferior variations of this are sometimes offered for 50, 60, even 100 {dollars}.

Or you need to obtain an app and pay each month or join a weight reduction service and pay each month, 10, 20, 40, 50, even $60 a month for. What is basically on this free software, so in case you are struggling to enhance your physique composition, in case you are struggling to lose fats or acquire muscle, the fitting.

Meal plan can change every part. Weight-reduction plan can go from feeling like working within the sand in a sandstorm to using a motorcycle on a breezy day down a hill. So once more, if you need my free meal planning software, go to by legion.com/meal plan b y legion.com/meal plan. Enter your e mail tackle and you’re going to get on the spot.

All proper. The primary query comes from Adam Beginner 86, and he asks ideas on chilly showers after exercises. The lengthy story brief is it’s not gonna assist or harm. It may really feel good. I prefer it greater than taking a scorching bathe after coaching personally, as a result of if I take a scorching bathe, then I maintain sweating for like the subsequent half-hour.

Chilly bathe will cease me from sweating, and that feels good. And if you wish to be taught extra about my place on chilly showers and why I’m saying they received’t do a lot of something a method or one other, head over to legion athletics.com, seek for chilly bathe, and also you’ll discover an article that I wrote on chilly showers.

There was a time when for I take into consideration two years straight, I took chilly showers kind of on daily basis. That is once I was dwelling in Virginia. And I may truly take a chilly bathe. Now I’m in Florida and one of the best I can do right here is sort of a lukewarm bathe, cuz the water by no means actually will get chilly. However in Virginia it will get chilly, particularly within the winter.

And so I discuss my expertise with it in that article, and I discuss a number of the analysis on chilly publicity and why chilly publicity. Can undoubtedly profit you in numerous methods, however chilly showers nearly definitely can not. So once more, to be taught extra about that, go over to legion athletics.com and seek for chilly bathe.

Alright, Andre Eckhard asks, the place do you see humanity 100 years sooner or later. I put up a ballot often because I used to be curious what my beautiful followers thought, and the primary choice was Idiocracy. That may be very attainable. In the event you don’t know what that’s, it’s a film, it is best to undoubtedly watch it as a result of it’s sums up plenty of the place we’re at and going not less than right here within the West.

And 33% of individuals stated Idiocracy. That’s. Humanity will probably be 100 years sooner or later. And choice quantity two right here was nuclear holocaust. Positively a risk. Sadly, 17% of individuals selected that. The third choice is world techno communism. Shout out to Klaus Schwab and all of his minions, 29% of individuals selected that.

And at last, we’ve got. Golden age, 21% of individuals selected that. So extra individuals anticipate us to be in a golden age than a nuclear holocaust, which I wish to consider is true, however I can’t fairly get there. I feel it’s a toss up, almost definitely between Idiocracy and world techno Communism. With nuclear holocaust coming in third place and golden age coming in a distant fourth place.

Alright. CJ noticed your re asks, the place did slash do you get your whole health information? I’ve simply been very constant in my self-education for nearly 15 years now. It’s quite a bit like figuring out, proper? You simply maintain exhibiting up and you retain doing the work and finally you get jacked studying. Nicely, something is kind of the identical course of.

You simply maintain exhibiting up and you retain learning and you retain making use of, and you retain reflecting on the outcomes of your software and also you enable that to tell. The course of your continued learning and software and finally sooner or later you’re actually good at one thing. Daniel B seven asks, how does utilizing wine slash beer and cooking have an effect on the energy if alcohol will get burned off?

It’s a superb query. Nicely, the caloric content material is diminished slightly bit, however keep in mind that alcohol is just a fraction of the liquid by quantity of no matter you’re utilizing. And so calorically, it’s most likely pretty negligible in comparison with the carbs within the liquid. After all, it is determined by the drink, however that’s usually the case.

And so personally, I wouldn’t make any adjustment. As a result of in any case, it’s simply too small to matter, and if I’m monitoring my energy or planting my energy fastidiously, as a result of let’s say I’m chopping and I’m lean, desirous to get actually lean, and now I actually have to concentrate, I’d slightly simply form of err on the quote unquote.

Protected aspect and by accident eat possibly slightly bit lower than I supposed slightly than slightly bit extra. Subsequent query comes from immortal extra, they usually ask any likelihood of eradicating sunflower leftin as a result of it’s a seed oil out of your dietary supplements from legion’s dietary supplements. Sadly means is admittedly not good to drink with out an emulsifier, and that’s what the sunflower reduce is.

However the excellent news is mainly the entire seed oil hysteria is pseudoscientific nonsense. To be taught extra, head over to legion athletics.com, seek for seed oil, and take a look at the article that I wrote on the subject. There’s plenty of analysis cited. In that article, and my place is that seed oils will not be dangerous for you and also you don’t have to fret about your consumption of them.

Now, after all, when you ate an excessive amount of seed oil, it might be dangerous for you, however that’s true of actually something. In the event you drink an excessive amount of water, you die. All proper. J C D AK 77 asks what are the steps to achieve your monetary freedom? Nicely, this has modified for me over time. Once I began within the health trade about 10 years in the past, I began with publishing a e-book referred to as Massive Leaner Stronger.

I had a job on the time and I used to be making first rate cash, however I additionally had a good quantity of debt from simply. Touring and losing cash in my early twenties. My spouse on the time, girlfriend, she was my spouse 10 years in the past, however once I was doing the entire touring, she was my girlfriend. She is from Germany, and so I used to go over there each a number of months or so.

We’d simply form of alternate. She would come to the states. We did lengthy distance for 2 and a half years, so she would come go to me. Right here within the States, after which the subsequent journey I might go go to her, and once I would go go to her, we’d journey round Europe and waste cash, keep in good accommodations, and eat good meals and do no matter we needed.

And so in any case of that, I had about $50,000 in bank card debt that I had racked up over a number of years of doing that I might get some cash from my dad and mom. They have been prepared to subsidize my touring, I suppose. To some extent, however I didn’t ask for the entire cash that I might spend after these journeys.

So would possibly go on a visit and spend like 10 or 15 Okay after which be like, I can’t ask my dad and mom for 10 or 15 Okay for one journey. All proper, I’ll get like 5K or one thing, after which simply. Roll the remainder, uh, over on the cardboard after which one other journey and extra money spent than I bought for the journey. Rinse and repeat till once more, I used to be about $50,000 in debt.

And so once I began out with Greater Lean Stronger, and I had this different job, I used to be simply working to do away with bank card debt as a result of shopper debt. Simply dangerous. There are not any circumstances beneath which shopper debt is nice, which means utilizing bank cards that you need to pay plenty of curiosity on to purchase trinkets, to purchase experiences.

Do it when you will pay the playing cards off in full as a rule. I imply, you would possibly be capable of consider some cheap ex exceptions, however as a rule, in case you have the cash and also you wanna simply. Put it on a card to get factors. Okay, I perceive that. However spending extra money than you will have on a visit on a trinket after which simply carrying that debt is only a dangerous thought.

And so initially, Monetary freedom was no bank card debt and construct up slightly little bit of a, an emergency fund, which I didn’t have on the time, and I didn’t actually care what I needed to do to perform that. Which means there was plenty of work that I did at first that I didn’t notably get pleasure from in and of itself, however I used to be pleased to do it as a result of it was contribut.

To this e-book, greater, leaner, stronger. That was beginning to choose up, and that then led to the subsequent e-book, which could have been The Shredded Chef or Thinner, leaner, stronger, I don’t keep in mind. And that led to the subsequent, and finally that led to the Muscle For Life web site, which led to Legion and so forth. And so throughout that interval, I needed to do plenty of issues once more.

I didn’t inherently get pleasure from, however I used to be prepared to do them as a result of I actually needed to get out of debt and I needed to place my funds so as. I needed to extend my earnings. I needed to have the ability to get married and assist a household. And at the moment I bought plenty of satisfaction out of how individuals have been receiving my.

That folks have been studying my books and liking my books and utilizing my books to get in higher form and liking my muscle for Life web site and my articles, and utilizing these to get in form. And sooner or later, I feel across the launch of Muscle for Life, possibly it was across the launch of Legion, I began this podcast and in order that was very satisfying.

However the cash was additionally very satisfying as a result of I had cash issues and so, That was then. And if I quick ahead to as we speak, issues are very totally different financially. I don’t discuss it very a lot as a result of I don’t care to, however I’ve offered over 2 million books. 90% of these gross sales are self-published, which implies that I’ve obtained someplace between, let’s say, three to $5 per e-book on common.

Legion goes to complete up this 12 months with about 35 million in gross sales, and subsequent 12 months we’re forecasting about 45 million in gross sales with a, a really wholesome quantity of revenue, not extravagant, as a result of it is rather costly to provide good merchandise within the complement sport. You can’t have nice margins and nice product.

You possibly can select one or the opposite. If you’d like nice margins, you’re going to have mediocre or worse merchandise. If you’d like nice merchandise, you’re going to have mediocre or worse margins, however I’ve been in a position to create nice merchandise with wholesome margins. Higher than mediocre, principally as a result of I don’t need to spend practically as a lot on payroll on individuals and advertising and marketing as my rivals.

So these are primarily the place I’m in a position to make up some margin. I pay everybody who works with me very effectively, however I don’t have as many workers as a few of my rivals which might be at an analogous measurement, and that’s principally as a result of the staff that I do have are. Good. I don’t must have as many workers as a result of I’ve been pretty choosy with my hiring.

So all of that’s to say that I now not have any monetary issues. I don’t have any shopper debt, after all, and I’m greater than in a position to. Pay my payments and canopy my life-style, which isn’t very extravagant. And so now for me, what monetary freedom means and what it actually represents is incomes sufficient cash to spend as a lot of my time as I can doing stuff.

And actually all I do is figure, however doing work that I love to do. And that’s principally artistic work. And you already know, like writing. Recording podcasts. I additionally like advertising and marketing, partly as a result of it’s a artistic exercise, and so I wish to work on excessive affect advertising and marketing actions versus decrease affect. Often extra routine form of upkeep stuff, you already know, the place a system is already labored out and now anyone simply has to form of push the buttons and pull the levers in the fitting order on daily basis.

It’s boring, however I wish to create these methods or work out methods to enhance these methods. And I additionally wish to spend as little time as attainable doing stuff, doing work that I don’t love to do. And sadly that’s plenty of the opposite issues that entrepreneurship entails. That’s one thing I’ve discovered about myself.

I don’t love enterprise in the identical means that a few of my very profitable. Love enterprise. They, for instance, simply get a visceral thrill from rising their enterprise, making extra income, making extra revenue, regardless that they don’t personally want any extra money. I imply, in some circumstances, they’re very wealthy. They don’t want one other greenback, $10 million.

In some circumstances, even 10 million. Makes no distinction to them. They only love to determine how one can make their enterprise. And leaner and stronger. And so I’ve discovered that I don’t have that very same drive to simply develop my enterprise and to get plenty of satisfaction out of merely seeing my enterprise or companies, I suppose.

Trigger I’ve a publishing enterprise and Legion, I don’t derive a lot satisfaction merely from watching them develop. It’s good to win, after all. And I might a lot slightly the companies develop than shrink. Once more, I’ve discovered that what I discover most fulfilling is artistic work, and so monetary freedom is the liberty to give attention to the stuff that I like probably the most.

That, after all, helps individuals and helps my companies and to delegate. Principally every part else. Okay. That was a protracted reply. Jenkins Williams asks, home of Dragon or Rings of Energy, is that Home of Dragon or Home of Dragon’s plural? I don’t know. Anyway, effectively, neither. Each have been so dangerous that I truly didn’t even end the primary episodes.

Rings was. Worse although. Plot Mary Sue, protagonist. Goofy casting. Completely cringe dialogue nearly as if the writers have been simply trolling the little ship and stone metaphor, you already know, stone sink as a result of they appear down and ships float as a result of they appear as much as the celebrities. Ooh, . Deep, profound, life altering.

That’s one thing to. Tattooed in your forearm and take a look at each morning as you begin your gratitude journaling. Anyway, I feel mainly everybody liable for that present ought to simply be fired, apart from possibly the graphic designers, they did a superb job these. Vistas they created have been fairly gorgeous.

Alright. Josh Creighton 1 29 asks, how ought to a person discover a first rate lady on this tousled world? Nicely, I can’t say for positive as a result of I’ve not been single since I used to be 17 years outdated. That’s once I began courting. Now, my spouse, nevertheless, I’m fairly positive that the 1st step has to. Develop into the kind of man first rate lady desires.

Now, I’m not saying that that is Josh Creighton, 1 29, however I’ve all the time been amused by people who find themselves all the time complaining about their courting ELs with out realizing that. They’re the one frequent denominator of all of their dysfunctional relationships. It’s very very like the individuals who merely refuse to simply accept that they’re chubby solely as a result of they simply eat an excessive amount of meals, that it’s their life-style.

Not their genetics, not their setting, which might incline individuals towards weight problems, towards overeating, beneath shifting. However finally it comes down to private selections, comes all the way down to dwelling a sure means. Mfs Wellness says I prepare 5 to 6 days per week. Keep away from most extremely processed meals. What’s your sodium consumption advice?

I don’t see something fallacious. The time confirmed normal advice of two to 4 grams of sodium per day, that needs to be tremendous and I additionally advocate getting sufficient potassium. Many individuals don’t know that potassium is essential as effectively, and that they need to be going for 5 to 6 grams of potassium per day, and most of the people don’t get that a lot.

They get possibly about half that quantity. So take note of your potassium consumption in addition to your sodium consumption. MICROCUTS zero seven. Says Legion Power drinks, or we riot , um, excuse me sweetie. I feel you imply peacefully protest bigot. However there will probably be no want for that as a result of Legion is doing an vitality drink.

It’s on the anvil and the. Pattern has been, the manufacturing pattern has lastly been improved. It took fairly a little bit of forwards and backwards to get it to style proper, as a result of pure sweeteners and pure flavoring is a ache within the ass. Synthetic stuff is way simpler to work with, however we bought there and so subsequent 12 months, let’s say Q1 to q2, most likely someday between April and June, legion’s drink will probably be out there.

All proper, Mopar. Asks, favourite automotive. I’m not a lot of a automotive particular person, like I drive a Tesla Y, which I suppose some individuals assume is cool. I didn’t get it as a result of I assumed it was cool. I bought it as a result of I like Elon Musk and I don’t drive a lot. I drive mainly to the health club and. Residence, and I preferred the concept of simply not having to go to the gasoline station and it was comparatively cheap, and that’s about it.

That’s why I selected that automotive. Whereas my final automotive earlier than that was a Mercedes S 63 A mg, and that was a a lot quote unquote cooler automotive, and it was very good to drive. And it was only a very good automotive interval, however I don’t drive a lot once more. I used to be driving that mainly $200,000 automotive to the health club after which driving it house on daily basis.

And a part of the explanation why I bought it within the first place is I form of needed to look cool. I cared extra about that once I was youthful. So earlier than the Mercedes, I had. Porsche gts, which is a enjoyable automotive, however a part of the explanation, if not not less than 50% of the explanation why I bought the automotive is I form of needed to look cool and be cool.

And now as I’ve gotten older, and satirically as I’ve made extra money and gotten wealthier, I suppose you could possibly say I actually don’t care. Making an attempt to look cool anymore. So I removed the Mercedes and I simply went with one thing That to me, is only a automotive. It will get me round and it’s good sufficient and that’s ok for me.

Now, if I had extra money than I even knew what to do with and I needed to spend a few of it on a automotive, I might go together with one thing older. I genuinely like a number of the outdated and sadly outrageously costly collectible vehicles. The Aston Martins, Lamborghini, and Ferrari of the Fifties and sixties and seventies, for instance.

However even then, I’m not that a lot of a automotive particular person, so I may not get sufficient pleasure from driving it, from proudly owning it to warrant the expense. Like it might look cool in my storage and I might take a look at it and go, Ooh, that’s a very nice trying automotive. Simply as I might say if I have been taking a look at it in an image. But when I didn’t get not less than like slightly bit giddy once I was driving it, I don’t assume I might spend the.

Nicole Mains asks, is popcorn a horrible snack? Completely not. Satirically, popcorn is definitely fairly filling for the energy when you don’t butter it up, making it a fantastic snack. P W M three asks Favourite kind of cardio? Nicely, sports activities. Are my favourite, however I don’t play sports activities lately and subsequently, mainly all different types of cardio are equally boring to me.

Really, that’s not true. I hate working. I’ve by no means preferred working for no matter purpose, so that’s my least favourite. However every part else is form of simply equally boring. So what I do is one thing that’s form of simply sensible. So I’ve an upright bike I hop on that I grind out half-hour. 5 to seven days per week.

Though the previous few weeks have been lower than that simply because I’ve been busy with different issues. However often 5 to seven days per week, I do half-hour on this upright bike. After which whereas I’m on the bike, I do one thing that I’m going to additionally do anyway. So studying, for instance, I learn on my cellphone.

Cool. I can simply do this on the bike. Making a private or a piece cellphone name that I must make or I’m going to make, okay. I can simply do this on the bike and I’m doing average depth cardio, so wouldn’t file a podcast on the bike, however I can have a dialog. I’m simply respiration slightly bit. You possibly can inform that I’m doing one thing, but it surely’s not obnoxious to hearken to or I’ll.

do my little Instagram q and a, for instance. I’ll usually be doing that on the bike. In order that’s only a, a great way to layer some cardio into my regular form of work slash private routine. And if I weren’t doing that, I suppose I might get. A rowing machine as a result of rowing is not any affect. I like that, similar to biking is not any affect.

So it doesn’t reduce into your restoration, notably your restoration out of your energy coaching. Additionally, rowing is a, a complete physique cardio exercise. It burns a good quantity of energy and it feels good, and in case you have a kind of, That has a, it’s like a round container filled with water. It additionally sounds good.

There’s one thing soothing about it. Proper. Okay. Subsequent query comes from the proper man of, after which there’s an ellipsis. So I’m undecided what the remainder of the deal with is, however they ask, give hair routine. Uh, right here it’s. I wash my hair with shamp. Or typically cleaning soap if there is no such thing as a shampoo helpful. After which I simply form of let it develop till I look homeless.

After which I get a haircut and I rinse and repeat. Two bit. Three by three asks, ideas for studying in your cellphone for lengthy durations with out straining your eyes or neck. What I do is I simply take a break not less than each half-hour or so, and I stand up and I get some water. I’m going to the lavatory. I simply stroll round, go searching, and that’s sufficient for me.

And I’ve the final query right here from, whoa, it’s Manny. And so they ask, I’m 18 and I wanna begin a enterprise. How did you begin? Nicely, Finest recommendation, and that is how I began, is studying and practising gross sales and advertising and marketing, getting good at gross sales and advertising and marketing, and particularly getting good at speaking interesting gives, understanding how one can create services and products that individuals need to purchase.

I feel that that’s truly the bulk. Of efficient advertising and marketing essentially is creating good gives. And so which means creating good services and products, however then additionally taking these services and products and providing them in a means that makes individuals need them. And when you wanna be taught extra about that, take a look at the e-book, the Irresistible Supply by Mark.

Joiner. There are most likely different nice books on the market particularly on creating gives, however that one simply popped into my thoughts. I learn it a few years in the past and I keep in mind liking it and utilizing a number of the data in it and discovering it useful, and so I like to recommend it. Nicely, I hope you preferred this episode. I hope you discovered it useful, and when you did subscribe to the present as a result of it makes positive that you just don’t miss new episodes.

And it additionally helps me as a result of it will increase the rankings of the present slightly bit, which after all then makes it slightly bit extra simply discovered by different individuals who might prefer it simply as a lot as you. And when you didn’t like one thing about this episode or concerning the present typically, or when you. Uh, concepts or ideas or simply suggestions to share.

Shoot me an e mail, mike muscle for all times.com, muscle f o r life.com and let me know what I may do higher or simply, uh, what your ideas are about possibly what you’d wish to see me do sooner or later. I learn every part myself. I’m all the time in search of new concepts and constructive suggestions. So thanks once more for listening to this episode, and I hope to listen to from you.

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