Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews

Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews

OVER 17,000,000 DOWNLOADS AND COUNTING! If you want to know how to build muscle, lose fat, and be healthier, happier, and wiser...faster than you ever thought possible...then this podcast is for you. Hosted by the bestselling author and entrepreneur, Mike Matthews, each episode gives you simple, science-based know-how and inspiration that will help you build your best body and life ever. Find out more at www.legionathletics.com... Show More

Episodes

October 30, 2020 35 min

I’ve written and recorded a lot of evidence-based content over the years on just about everything you can imagine related to building muscle, losing fat, and getting healthy.

I’ve also worked with thousands of men and women of all ages and circumstances and helped them get into the best shape of their lives.

That doesn’t mean you should blindly swallow everything I say, though, because let’s face it—nobody is always right about eve...

Read more
Share
Mark as Played

“Hey Mike, any advice on becoming an online coach?”

“How can I start my own fitness business?”

As an entrepreneur and creator of several successful businesses in the fitness space, I’m often asked how people can break into the industry themselves.

I can understand the enthusiasm. Lots of people who go through a life-changing fitness journey end up wanting to help others make similar changes in their own lives. That was certainly th...

Read more
Share
Mark as Played

“It seems so easy for her to eat healthy all the time, I wish I could stick to that kind of diet.”

“I wish I had the work ethic to show up to the gym every day like that guy.”

“Why is it so easy for other people to stay lean even through the holidays?”

Chances are good you’ve had one of these thoughts or know someone who has.

And once you understand the relatively simple levers you need to pull to get in shape—controlling your calo...

Read more
Share
Mark as Played

Deciding which muscle groups to train together can be confusing.

Most people say chest and triceps should be trained together, since they’re both involved in bench and overhead pressing.

Others say you should train biceps with chest because your arms will still be fresh after benching, so you might as well train them together.

Arnold was known for training his chest and back together, and if that was good enough for The Oak, then i...

Read more
Share
Mark as Played

I’ve churned through over 150,000 emails, social media comments and messages, and blog comments in the last 6 years.

And that means I’ve fielded a ton of questions.

As you can imagine, some questions pop up more often than others, and I thought it might be helpful to take a little time every month to choose a few and record and share my answers.

So, in this round, I answer the following three questions:

  • Is it a good idea to get a p...
  • Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Now that Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger 2.0 is successfully launched, it’s time to get back to your normal podcast programming . . .

    Well, not quite.

    This episode is not about health and fitness. It’s another conversation with Sal Di Stefano (of Mind Pump Media fame) and this time we’re discussing the topic of voting.

    We cover all sorts of tangential subjects to voting like taxes and free markets, but then we get to the crux: a disc...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    This episode is one of the chapters of the new second edition of my bestselling book for experienced weightlifters, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger, which is live now at www.bblsbook.com.

    In this book, you’ll learn science-based and time-proven formulas for eating and training that’ll help you shatter muscle and strength plateaus, set new personal records, and build your best body ever.

    And better yet, you’ll do it without following ...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    This episode is one of the chapters of the new second edition of my bestselling book for experienced weightlifters, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger, which is live now at www.bblsbook.com.

    In this book, you’ll learn science-based and time-proven formulas for eating and training that’ll help you shatter muscle and strength plateaus, set new personal records, and build your best body ever.

    And better yet, you’ll do it without following ...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    In this book, you’ll learn science-based and time-proven formulas for eating and training that’ll help you shatter muscle and strength plateaus, set new personal records, and build your best body ever.

    And better yet, you’ll do it without following restrictive or exotic diets, putting in long hours at the gym, or doing crushing workouts that leave you aching from tip to tail.

    Also, to celebrate this momentous occasion, I’m giving a...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played
    October 12, 2020 68 min

    This episode is one of the chapters of the new second edition of my bestselling book for experienced weightlifters, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger, which is live now at www.bblsbook.com.

    In this book, you’ll learn science-based and time-proven formulas for eating and training that’ll help you shatter muscle and strength plateaus, set new personal records, and build your best body ever.

    And better yet, you’ll do it without following ...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    This episode is one of the chapters of the new second edition of my bestselling book for experienced weightlifters, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger, which is live now at www.bblsbook.com.

    In this book, you’ll learn science-based and time-proven formulas for eating and training that’ll help you shatter muscle and strength plateaus, set new personal records, and build your best body ever.

    And better yet, you’ll do it without following ...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    In this book, you’ll learn science-based and time-proven formulas for eating and training that’ll help you shatter muscle and strength plateaus, set new personal records, and build your best body ever.

    And better yet, you’ll do it without following restrictive or exotic diets, putting in long hours at the gym, or doing crushing workouts that leave you aching from tip to tail.

    Also, to celebrate this momentous occasion, I’m giving a...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    This episode is one of the chapters of the new second edition of my bestselling book for experienced weightlifters, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger, which is live now at www.bblsbook.com.

    In this book, you’ll learn science-based and time-proven formulas for eating and training that’ll help you shatter muscle and strength plateaus, set new personal records, and build your best body ever.

    And better yet, you’ll do it without following ...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    This episode is one of the chapters of the new second edition of my bestselling book for experienced weightlifters, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger, which is live now at www.bblsbook.com.

    In this book, you’ll learn science-based and time-proven formulas for eating and training that’ll help you shatter muscle and strength plateaus, set new personal records, and build your best body ever.

    And better yet, you’ll do it without following ...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    In this book, you’ll learn science-based and time-proven formulas for eating and training that’ll help you shatter muscle and strength plateaus, set new personal records, and build your best body ever.

    And better yet, you’ll do it without following restrictive or exotic diets, putting in long hours at the gym, or doing crushing workouts that leave you aching from tip to tail.

    Also, to celebrate this momentous occasion, I’m giving a...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    I’ve recorded hundreds of episodes of Muscle for Life on a huge variety of things related to health, fitness, and lifestyle, ranging from the basics of diet and exercise like energy and macronutrient balance and progressive overload and training frequency and volume to fads like the ketogenic and carnivore diet and collagen protein to more unfamiliar territories like body weight set point and fasted cardio.

    Some episodes resonate w...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    In this episode, I interview Brannen, who used Bigger Leaner Stronger to cut from 186 pounds down to 171 all while building his inner strength to beat depression, anxiety, and even an alcohol habit.

    Before finding Bigger Leaner Stronger, Brannen was experiencing marital problems. A move cross-country as part of his enlistment in the Air Force and a toxic relationship left him emotionally exhausted and without a support network of f...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Building muscle when you’re new to weightlifting is mostly a game of patience and persistence.

    As long as you show up, finish your workouts, and follow a sensible diet plan, you’ll gain muscle and strength like clockwork.

    After your “newbie gains” dry up, though, progress comes in fits and starts.

    And it’s at this stage that many people cast their gaze about for more “advanced” training techniques, hacks, and shortcuts.

    Things like...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    What’s the best way to get big and strong?

    Some people say that the only way to get big is to get strong, and the best way to get strong is to stick to the big lifts. Do a lot of heavy compound weightlifting, and you’ll naturally get bigger as you gain strength.

    In other words, anything that’s not the squat, bench press, overhead press, and deadlift is a more or less a waste of time and effort.

    On the flip side of the coin, some cl...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    This episode is a bit of a curveball.

    While not a health or fitness topic per se, the subject of this episode is tangentially related. Specifically, the topic is privilege and the idea that it’s wrong for some people to enjoy advantages that others don’t get to enjoy, and that equal outcome should be our goal.

    In other words, inequality should be corrected through government policies and societal norms.

    According to some people, eq...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Chat About Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews

    Popular Podcasts

    13 Days of Halloween
    13 Days of Halloween
    Welcome to Hawthorne Manor. As our newest arrival, the caretaker himself (Keegan-Michael Key) will be providing a daily tour and introduction to another guest. Please remember to wear headphones throughout your stay. And make yourself at home. After all, this is it! A production of iHeartRadio, Blumhouse Television, and Grim & Mild from Aaron Mahnke.
    Halloween in Hell
    Halloween in Hell
    A scripted horror musical podcast, just in time for Halloween. Rock legend Tommy Lee stars as the Devil, featuring original music and performances by Machine Gun Kelly, iann dior, Dana Dentata, phem, and 24kGoldn. On Halloween, Satan lures three performers to his sadistic game show in Hell where they must perform or die. The winner returns to Earth. The losers will play out their showbiz careers in fiery hellfire and damnation.
    Stuff You Should Know
    Stuff You Should Know
    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
      Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

      Connect

      © 2020 iHeartMedia, Inc.