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OVER 20,000,000 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
 
The Kinobody Podcast by Greg O’Gallagher is a no-nonsense look at training and nutrition, based on a minimalist approach for building strength and muscle while shedding off body fat to build the lean and ripped physique you want. You’ll discover how to get stronger, leaner and build a more aesthetic physique than ever before - without wasting hours in the gym or obsessing over everything you eat. From nutrition hacks that make losing fat nearly effortless to strength training tactics that he ...
 
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I LOVE coffee, I drink multiple cups every single day…but how much is too much!? In this episode of the podcast, Marcus is outlining exactly how to figure out how much coffee and caffeine is the right amount for you personally because genetic caffeine detoxification rates do differ between individuals! Tune in to find out for yourself! - 1-ON-1 COA…
 
“Can you recommend a book for…?” “What are you reading right now?” “What are your favorite books?” I get asked those types of questions a lot and, as an avid reader and all-around bibliophile, I’m always happy to oblige. I also like to encourage people to read as much as possible because knowledge benefits you much like compound interest. The more …
 
Some people do make the time to listen to most or even all of my podcasts, but my wizbang analytics tell me that while many listeners tune in on a regular basis, they don’t catch every installment of Muscle for Life and thus miss out on insights that could help them get a little better inside and outside the gym. And so I got an idea: how about a “…
 
In this podcast, Jordan Syatt and I chat about building a healthy relationship with food. Have you ever felt anxious about going off your diet by going out to eat? Or nervous about going on vacation because you’re afraid you’ll lose all of your hard-earned progress and gain gobs of fat? If so, you might need to improve your relationship with food. …
 
Patio season is an absolute blast, however summertime can take a toll on ya from an alcohol and lifestyle standpoint, so I decided to give up booze completely for 30 days! To say that I learned a bunch is a wild understatement, so in this episode I’m going to share 10 insights that I had via September sobriety! I hope you find it useful! - 1-ON-1 C…
 
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…
 
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 podcast, I chat with Menno Henselmans all about the science of self-control and willpower. Menno just released a book called The Science of Self-Control, which is an evidence-based look at willpower and how to be more productive. This isn’t your typical self-help book either, filled with anecdote and fluff. It’s more like a textbook in the …
 
You’ve likely heard the term ‘metabolic damage’ referred to in relation to lack of weight loss results as a response to low calorie dieting however, is it real? Can your metabolism actually incur damage from not eating enough food!? If so, is the damage permanent? In this episode Marcus is explaining the origins of the term metabolic damage, why it…
 
This podcast is going to cover a technical aspect of muscle building. I’m discussing which is more important for getting bigger and stronger: hypertrophy or hyperplasia? What do those words even mean? Well, hypertrophy is when your muscle cells get bigger, and hyperplasia is when the number of muscle cells increases. Scientists aren’t sure whether …
 
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 swa…
 
In this podcast, I interview Tara, who read Thinner Leaner Stronger and used what she learned to lose a total of 80 pounds, going from “morbidly obese” to super fit. She didn’t just lose a ton of fat, either. Tara gained quite a bit of muscle and got super strong in the process. Before finding TLS, Tara was 204 pounds at 5’5”, and her doctor told h…
 
‘I just want to be happy.’ ‘I just want you to be happy.’ ‘I’m happy if you’re happy.’ What if our hyper-focus on happiness is a flawed perspective, being that happiness is just one of many emotions that we experience on a day to day basis? In this episode Marcus is delving into happiness as a life goal, as well as how and why you may want to alter…
 
If you’re “searching for things on the Internet” or “watching YouTube videos” or “reading articles,” some say you aren’t “doing your own research” but merely “consuming content.” This plays well with the peanut gallery because, as Aldous Huxley noted, the opportunity to maltreat others with good conscience, to misbehave as a form of “righteous indi…
 
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…
 
Most of us lead busy, hectic lives and we have to face the fact that we’re going to die with a long to-do list. “Ain’t nobody got time for that,” after all. So it’s no surprise that when life throws you a curveball and your time is suddenly strapped, your training might have to take a backseat. Other times it’s not obligations that get in the way, …
 
The supplement industry is massive, we’re talking $150+ billion massive, but how do we separate the hype from what actually works? In this episode Marcus is delving into how he approaches supplements for fat loss, muscle gain and health with his clients as well as what his personal supplement regime is! Creatine, fish oil, collagen, vitamin D, fat …
 
This podcast is going to be about workout splits. I’m often asked “what’s the best workout split to follow?” Is there really a “best” workout split for maximizing muscle growth? Many people swear by the body part split, while others say it’s a waste of time. Still others say you should organize your split around movement patterns instead. Unfortuna…
 
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 unfamili…
 
In this podcast, I interview Dr. William Li all about food. Specifically, we’re talking about the science of how your body defends itself and heals, and the role that food plays in that process. I’ve talked before about “superfoods” in my book Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger and here on the podcast, but in this episode, Dr. Li dives deeper into how c…
 
Do you feel anxious on Sunday even though you logically know that there is no reason to be? The Sunday Scaries are incredibly common and in this episode Marcus is delving into the why behind Sunday anxiety, how he eliminated his and exactly how you can too! Fortunately, you have a lot more control in in the matter than you might think, have to list…
 
I’m going to break down 7 nutrition myths that are especially prevalent among endurance athletes. These myths also exist in the strength training world, but they’re particularly pernicious for people who run, jog, swim, cycle, or do any sort of endurance training. These people know that nutrition is key to performance. Unfortunately, while some adv…
 
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 podcast, I chat with physical therapist, Dr. Laura Kummerle, about a variety of subjects, including Ninja Warrior Training, the benefits of bodyweight training, how to train around repetitive stress injuries (and when to see a physical therapist), and more. In case you’re not familiar with Laura, she’s a former collegiate gymnast turned ful…
 
There are a very specific set of habits that all of my most successful clients integrate and implement in order to achieve awesome results…and in this episode, I’m going to outline all 7 along with some bonus insights around aspects that you might have thought would matter a lot in regards to fat loss, that in fact don’t. If you’re serious about ge…
 
I’m often asked what I’m doing in the gym and what my latest one-rep maxes on my lifts are, so I wanted to give a little training update in this podcast. I’ve been following the program in Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger for over 2 years now, and I just wrapped up one of my most productive macrocycles yet. How much strength did I gain on my lifts? Wh…
 
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 swa…
 
In this podcast, I chat with Austin Current all about the science of strength training. Austin recently released a book called the Science of Strength Training, which is a visual encyclopedia and comprehensive resource that dives into the nitty gritty details of resistance training. Specifically, it covers physiology, anatomy, how muscles work, exe…
 
There’s a big difference between lifespan (how long you live) and healthspan (the quality of your years) so in this episode of the podcast, Marcus is delving into not only how you can live a longer life, but also how you can add life to your years. We all want to be active and fully functioning versions of ourselves for as long as possible, have a …
 
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