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

Hey, good day 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 this time for one more q and a episode the place I reply questions that folks ask me over on Instagram. So what I do is each week, normally Tuesday, Wednesday, I put up an Instagram story.

Getting questions, you understand, with the little questions sticker, they ask me something sticker, after which I’m going by way of the entire questions 24 hours later, and I select normally 15 to twenty which can be attention-grabbing to me or topical, or issues that many different folks ask me about and that I haven’t already overwhelmed to dying, and I reply them transient.

There on Instagram in my tales, after which I deliver the whole lot 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 for those who submit questions usually, 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 searching for questions which can be going to serve my viewers firstly. Once more, issues which can be attention-grabbing which can 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 this time’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 device 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 below 5 minutes?

Effectively, 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 device 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 offered for 50, 60, even 100 {dollars}.

Or you must 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 device, so in case you are struggling to enhance your physique composition, in case you are struggling to lose fats or acquire muscle, the proper.

Meal plan can change the whole lot. Weight-reduction plan can go from feeling like operating within the sand in a sandstorm to driving a motorbike on a breezy day down a hill. So once more, in order for you my free meal planning device, go to by legion.com/meal plan b y legion.com/meal plan. Enter your electronic mail deal with and you’ll 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 scorching bathe after coaching personally, as a result of if I take a scorching bathe, then I hold sweating for like the following 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 day by day. That is after I was residing in Virginia. And I may truly take a chilly bathe. Now I’m in Florida and the most effective 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 few of the analysis on chilly publicity and why chilly publicity. Can positively profit you in several methods, however chilly showers virtually actually can’t. 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 pretty followers thought, and the primary choice was Idiocracy. That may be very potential. Should you don’t know what that’s, it’s a film, it is best to positively watch it as a result of it’s sums up numerous the place we’re at and going at the least right here within the West.

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

And eventually, we have now. Golden age, 21% of individuals selected that. So extra folks 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, more than likely between Idiocracy and international 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 lots like understanding, proper? You simply hold displaying up and you retain doing the work and ultimately you get jacked studying. Effectively, something is kind of the identical course of.

You simply hold displaying up and you retain learning and you retain making use of, and you retain reflecting on the outcomes of your utility and also you enable that to tell. The route of your continued learning and utility and ultimately at some point 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 an excellent query. Effectively, the caloric content material is lowered a little bit 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 relies on 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 rigorously, 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 somewhat simply form of err on the quote unquote.

Protected aspect and by accident eat possibly a little bit bit lower than I meant somewhat than a little bit 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 manner 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 numerous analysis cited. In that article, and my place is that seed oils are usually not dangerous for you and also you don’t have to fret about your consumption of them.

Now, after all, for those who ate an excessive amount of seed oil, it will be dangerous for you, however that’s true of actually something. Should 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? Effectively, this has modified for me over time. Once I began within the health business about 10 years in the past, I began with publishing a guide referred to 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 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 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 accommodations, and eat good meals and do no matter we wished.

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 mother and father. 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 mother and father for 10 or 15 Okay 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 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 after 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 aren’t any circumstances below which shopper debt is nice, which means utilizing bank cards that you must pay numerous curiosity on to purchase trinkets, to purchase experiences.

Do it for those who pays the playing cards off in full as a rule. I imply, you would possibly be capable to 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’ve on a visit on a trinket after which simply carrying that debt is only a dangerous concept.

And so initially, Monetary freedom was no bank card debt and construct up a little bit 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 numerous work that I did to start with that I didn’t significantly take pleasure in in and of itself, however I used to be blissful to do it as a result of it was contribut.

To this guide, larger, leaner, stronger. That was beginning to decide up, and that then led to the following guide, which could have been The Shredded Chef or Thinner, leaner, stronger, I don’t keep 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 numerous issues once more.

I didn’t inherently take pleasure in, however I used to be prepared to do them as a result of I actually wished to get out of debt and I wished to place my funds so as. I wished to extend my earnings. I wished to have the ability to get married and help a household. And at the moment I bought numerous satisfaction out of how folks have been receiving my.

That individuals 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 at this time, 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 guide 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 supply good merchandise within the complement sport. You can not have nice margins and nice product.

You’ll be able to select one or the opposite. If you would like nice margins, you’re going to have mediocre or worse merchandise. If you would 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, largely as a result of I don’t must spend almost as a lot on payroll on folks and advertising 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 can be at the same dimension, and that’s largely as a result of the workers that I do have are. Good. I don’t have to 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 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 largely inventive work. And you understand, like writing. Recording podcasts. I additionally like advertising, partly as a result of it’s a inventive exercise, and so I prefer to work on excessive influence advertising actions versus decrease influence. Normally extra routine form of upkeep stuff, you understand, 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 proper order day by day.

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

I don’t love enterprise in the identical manner 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, although 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 the best way to 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 numerous 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 somewhat the companies develop than shrink. Once more, I’ve discovered that what I discover most fulfilling is inventive work, and so monetary freedom is the liberty to give attention to the stuff that I like essentially the most.

That, after all, helps folks and helps my companies and to delegate. Principally the whole lot 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, 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 virtually as if the writers have been simply trolling the little ship and stone metaphor, you understand, 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 answerable 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 girl on this tousled world? Effectively, I can’t say for positive as a result of I’ve not been single since I used to be 17 years previous. That’s after I began courting. Now, my spouse, nonetheless, I’m fairly positive that the first step has to. Grow to be the kind of man respectable girl 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 courting ELs with out realizing that. They’re the one widespread denominator of all of their dysfunctional relationships. It’s very very like the individuals who merely refuse to just accept that they’re obese 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 folks towards weight problems, towards overeating, below shifting. However in the end it comes down to private selections, comes all the way down to residing a sure manner. 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 improper. The time confirmed commonplace advice of two to 4 grams of sodium per day, that must be fantastic and I additionally suggest 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 might 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 might 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 folks assume is cool. I didn’t get it as a result of I believed 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 gymnasium and. Dwelling, 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 gymnasium after which driving it house day by day.

And a part of the rationale why I bought it within the first place is I form of wished 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 rationale, if not at the least 50% of the rationale why I bought the automotive is I form of wished to look cool and be cool.

And now as I’ve gotten older, and mockingly as I’ve made extra money and gotten wealthier, I suppose you would 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 extra money than I even knew what to do with and I wished to spend a few of it on a automotive, I might go together with one thing older. I genuinely like a few of the previous and sadly outrageously costly collectible vehicles. The Aston Martins, Lamborghini, and Ferrari of the Nineteen 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 will 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 it in an image. But when I didn’t get at the least like a little bit bit giddy after I was driving it, I don’t assume I might spend the.

Nicole Mains asks, is popcorn a horrible snack? Completely not. Mockingly, popcorn is definitely fairly filling for the energy for those who don’t butter it up, making it a fantastic snack. P W M three asks Favourite kind of cardio? Effectively, 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.

Really, that’s not true. I hate operating. I’ve by no means preferred operating for no matter cause, so that’s my least favourite. However the whole lot 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 couple of weeks have been lower than that simply because I’ve been busy with different issues. However normally 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 respiration a little bit bit. You’ll be able to inform that I’m doing one thing, however it’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 isn’t any influence. I like that, similar to biking isn’t any influence.

So it doesn’t minimize into your restoration, significantly your restoration out of your power 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 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 generally cleaning soap if there isn’t 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 way of 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 at the least each half-hour or so, and I rise 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. They usually ask, I’m 18 and I wanna begin a enterprise. How did you begin? Effectively, Greatest recommendation, and that is how I began, is studying and practising gross sales and advertising, getting good at gross sales and advertising, and particularly getting good at speaking interesting provides, understanding the best way to create services that folks need to purchase.

I feel that that’s truly the bulk. Of efficient advertising essentially is creating good provides. And so which means creating good services, however then additionally taking these services and providing them in a manner that makes folks need them. And for those who wanna be taught extra about that, try the guide, the Irresistible Supply by Mark.

Joiner. There are most likely 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 keep in mind liking it and utilizing a few of the info in it and discovering it useful, and so I like to recommend it. Effectively, I hope you preferred this episode. I hope you discovered it useful, and for those who did subscribe to the present as a result of it makes positive that you simply don’t miss new episodes.

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

Shoot me an electronic 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 the whole lot myself. I’m at all times searching for new concepts and constructive suggestions. So thanks once more for listening to this episode, and I hope to listen to from you.