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

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 at the moment 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 via the entire questions 24 hours later, and I select often 15 to twenty which might be attention-grabbing to me or topical, or issues that many different folks ask me about and that I haven’t already overwhelmed to loss of life, and I reply them transient.

There on Instagram in my tales, after which I convey all the things 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 if you happen to submit questions frequently, 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 after I do it on Instagram, and that provides.

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 at the start. Once more, issues which might be attention-grabbing 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 at the moment’s episode, whereas I’m going to be answering questions on chilly showers, on reaching monetary freedom on Legion and an vitality drink, is that going to occur on sodium consumption? What’s my advice on my favourite sort of cardio and extra? Additionally, how would you want a free meal planning instrument that figures out your energy, your macros, even your micros, after which permits you to create 100% customized meal plans for slicing, lean, gaining, or sustaining in underneath 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 could say, this instrument actually is implausible. My staff and I spent over six months on this factor working with an Excel wizard, and inferior variations of this are sometimes bought for 50, 60, even 100 {dollars}.

Or it’s important 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 actually on this free instrument, so in case you are struggling to enhance your physique composition, in case you are struggling to lose fats or acquire muscle, the correct.

Meal plan can change all the things. 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 instrument, go to by legion.com/meal plan b y legion.com/meal plan. Enter your e mail deal with and you’re going to get immediate.

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

Chilly bathe will cease me from sweating, and that feels good. And if you wish to study 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 every single day. That is after I was dwelling in Virginia. And I may truly take a chilly bathe. Now I’m in Florida and the perfect 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 speak about my expertise with it in that article, and I speak about among the analysis on chilly publicity and why chilly publicity. Can undoubtedly profit you in numerous methods, however chilly showers virtually definitely can’t. So once more, to study 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 possibility was Idiocracy. That may be very attainable. When 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 a whole lot of the place we’re at and going no less than right here within the West.

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

And eventually, we’ve got. Golden age, 21% of individuals selected that. So extra folks anticipate us to be in a golden age than a nuclear holocaust, which I want to consider is true, however I can’t fairly get there. I believe 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 entire health information? I’ve simply been very constant in my self-education for nearly 15 years now. It’s rather a lot like figuring out, proper? You simply maintain exhibiting up and you retain doing the work and ultimately 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 utility and also you permit that to tell. The path of your continued learning and utility and ultimately at some point you might be 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 an excellent query. Nicely, the caloric content material is diminished a bit of bit, however keep in mind that alcohol is simply a fraction of the liquid by quantity of no matter you’re utilizing. And so calorically, it’s in all probability 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 slicing and I’m lean, desirous to get actually lean, and now I actually have to concentrate, I’d slightly simply type of err on the quote unquote.

Protected facet and by chance eat possibly a bit of bit lower than I meant slightly than a bit of bit extra. Subsequent query comes from immortal extra, and so they ask any probability of eradicating sunflower leftin as a result of it’s a seed oil out of your dietary supplements from legion’s dietary supplements. Sadly method is actually 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 study 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 a whole lot 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, if you happen to ate an excessive amount of seed oil, it might be dangerous for you, however that’s true of actually something. When you drink an excessive amount of water, you die. All proper. J C D AK 77 asks what are the steps to succeed in your monetary freedom? Nicely, this has modified for me over time. After I began within the health trade about 10 years in the past, I began with publishing a ebook known as Large Leaner Stronger.

I had a job on the time and I used to be making respectable 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 after 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 might simply type 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 following journey I might go go to her, and after I would go go to her, we’d journey round Europe and waste cash, keep in good lodges, and eat good meals and do no matter we needed.

And so in spite of everything 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 keen to subsidize my touring, I assume. To a point, however I didn’t ask for the entire cash that I might spend after these journeys.

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

And so after I began out with Larger 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 client debt. Simply dangerous. There are not any circumstances underneath which client debt is nice, which means utilizing bank cards that it’s important to pay a whole lot of curiosity on to purchase trinkets, to purchase experiences.

Do it if you happen to pays the playing cards off in full as a rule. I imply, you may have the ability to consider some affordable 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 more cash than you could 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 a bit of 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. That means there was a whole lot of work that I did at first that I didn’t significantly get pleasure from in and of itself, however I used to be glad to do it as a result of it was contribut.

To this ebook, greater, leaner, stronger. That was beginning to decide up, and that then led to the following ebook, which could have been The Shredded Chef or Thinner, leaner, stronger, I don’t bear in mind. And that led to the following, and ultimately 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 a whole lot of issues once more.

I didn’t inherently get pleasure from, however I used to be keen 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 help a household. And at the moment I received a whole lot of satisfaction out of how folks 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 in some unspecified time in the future, I believe 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 at the moment, issues are very completely different financially. I don’t speak about it very a lot as a result of I don’t care to, however I’ve bought over 2 million books. 90% of these gross sales are self-published, which signifies that I’ve acquired someplace between, let’s say, three to $5 per ebook on common.

Legion goes to complete up this yr with about 35 million in gross sales, and subsequent yr 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 extremely costly to supply good merchandise within the complement sport. You can’t have nice margins and nice product.

You may select one or the opposite. If you would like nice margins, you’ll have mediocre or worse merchandise. If you would like nice merchandise, you’ll 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 should spend almost as a lot on payroll on folks and advertising and marketing as my opponents.

So these are primarily the place I’m in a position to make up some margin. I pay everybody who works with me very nicely, however I don’t have as many staff as a few of my opponents which might be at an identical dimension, and that’s principally as a result of the staff that I do have are. Good. I don’t have to have as many staff 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 client debt, after all, and I’m greater than in a position to. Pay my payments and canopy my way of life, 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 prefer to work on excessive influence advertising and marketing actions versus decrease influence. Normally extra routine type of upkeep stuff, you already know, the place a system is already labored out and now anyone simply has to type of push the buttons and pull the levers in the correct order every single day.

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

I don’t love enterprise in the identical method 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, despite the fact that they don’t personally want any more cash. I imply, in some instances, they’re very wealthy. They don’t want one other greenback, $10 million.

In some instances, even 10 million. Makes no distinction to them. They only love to determine make their enterprise. And leaner and stronger. And so I’ve realized that I don’t have that very same drive to only develop my enterprise and to get a whole lot of satisfaction out of merely seeing my enterprise or companies, I assume.

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 realized that what I discover most fulfilling is artistic work, and so monetary freedom is the liberty to deal with the stuff that I like probably the most.

That, after all, helps folks and helps my companies and to delegate. Mainly all the things else. Okay. That was an extended 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, nicely, 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 virtually 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 celebs. 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 believe mainly everybody liable for that present ought to simply be fired, apart from possibly the graphic designers, they did an excellent job these. Vistas they created have been fairly gorgeous.

Alright. Josh Creighton 1 29 asks, how ought to a person discover a respectable lady on this tousled world? Nicely, I can’t say for certain as a result of I’ve not been single since I used to be 17 years previous. That’s after I began relationship. Now, my spouse, nonetheless, I’m fairly certain that the first step has to. Change into the kind of man respectable lady desires.

Now, I’m not saying that that is Josh Creighton, 1 29, however I’ve at all times been amused by people who find themselves at all times complaining about their relationship 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 way of life.

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

I don’t see something unsuitable. The time confirmed customary advice of two to 4 grams of sodium per day, that must be positive and I additionally suggest getting sufficient potassium. Many individuals don’t know that potassium is essential as nicely, 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 Vitality drinks, or we riot , um, excuse me sweetie. I believe you imply peacefully protest bigot. However there shall 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 far simpler to work with, however we received there and so subsequent yr, let’s say Q1 to q2, in all probability someday between April and June, legion’s drink shall be accessible.

All proper, Mopar. Asks, favourite automotive. I’m not a lot of a automotive individual, like I drive a Tesla Y, which I assume some folks suppose is cool. I didn’t get it as a result of I believed it was cool. I received it as a result of I like Elon Musk and I don’t drive a lot. I drive mainly to the gymnasium and. Residence, and I favored the concept of simply not having to go to the fuel 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 gymnasium after which driving it dwelling every single day.

And a part of the explanation why I received it within the first place is I type of needed to look cool. I cared extra about that after 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 no less than 50% of the explanation why I received the automotive is I type of needed to look cool and be cool.

And now as I’ve gotten older, and satirically as I’ve made more cash and gotten wealthier, I assume you may say I actually don’t care. Attempting 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 more cash 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 among the previous and sadly outrageously costly collectible automobiles. 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 individual, so I won’t 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 wanting automotive. Simply as I might say if I have been taking a look at it in an image. But when I didn’t get no less than like a bit of bit giddy after I was driving it, I don’t suppose I might spend the.

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

Truly, that’s not true. I hate working. I’ve by no means favored working for no matter purpose, so that’s my least favourite. However all the things else is type of simply equally boring. So what I do is one thing that’s type 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 telephone.

Cool. I can simply do this on the bike. Making a private or a piece telephone name that I have to 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 document a podcast on the bike, however I can have a dialog. I’m simply respiratory a bit of bit. You may inform that I’m doing one thing, however it’s not obnoxious to take heed 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 type 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 isn’t any influence. I like that, identical to biking isn’t any influence.

So it doesn’t reduce into your restoration, significantly 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 stuffed with water. It additionally sounds good.

There’s one thing soothing about it. Proper. Okay. Subsequent query comes from the right man of, after which there’s an ellipsis. So I’m unsure 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 generally cleaning soap if there isn’t a shampoo useful. After which I simply type of let it develop till I look homeless.

After which I get a haircut and I rinse and repeat. Two bit. Three via three asks, ideas for studying in your telephone for lengthy intervals with out straining your eyes or neck. What I do is I simply take a break no less than each half-hour or so, and I stand up and I get some water. I’m going to the toilet. 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, Greatest recommendation, and that is how I began, is studying and training gross sales and advertising and marketing, getting good at gross sales and advertising and marketing, and particularly getting good at speaking interesting provides, understanding create services and products that individuals need to purchase.

I believe that that’s truly the bulk. Of efficient advertising and marketing basically is creating good provides. And so meaning creating good services and products, however then additionally taking these services and products and providing them in a method that makes folks need them. And if you happen to wanna study extra about that, try the ebook, the Irresistible Provide by Mark.

Joiner. There are in all probability different nice books on the market particularly on creating provides, however that one simply popped into my thoughts. I learn it a few years in the past and I bear in mind liking it and utilizing among the info in it and discovering it useful, and so I like to recommend it. Nicely, I hope you favored this episode. I hope you discovered it useful, and if you happen to did subscribe to the present as a result of it makes certain 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 a bit of bit, which after all then makes it a bit of bit extra simply discovered by different individuals who could prefer it simply as a lot as you. And if you happen to didn’t like one thing about this episode or concerning the present typically, or if you happen to. Uh, concepts or recommendations 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 prefer to see me do sooner or later. I learn all the things myself. I’m at all times 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.