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

Hey, howdy 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 immediately for an additional 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, , 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 normally 15 to twenty which are attention-grabbing to me or topical, or issues that many different individuals ask me about and that I haven’t already crushed to demise, and I reply them transient.

There on Instagram in my tales, after which I carry every little thing 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 should you 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 once I do it on Instagram, and that offers.

Sufficient time to search out a solution about 15 to twenty. And once more, I’m in search of questions which are going to serve my viewers initially. Once more, issues which are attention-grabbing which are 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 immediately’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 suggestion 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 permits you to create 100% customized meal plans for reducing, lean, gaining, or sustaining in underneath 5 minutes?

Properly, 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 device actually is incredible. My workforce 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 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 device, so if you’re struggling to enhance your physique composition, if you’re struggling to lose fats or achieve muscle, the best.

Meal plan can change every little thing. 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 would like my free meal planning device, go to by legion.com/meal plan b y legion.com/meal plan. Enter your e mail handle 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 well 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 preserve 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 gained’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 roughly every single day. That is once I was residing 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 a number of the analysis on chilly publicity and why chilly publicity. Can positively profit you in several methods, however chilly showers virtually definitely 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 usually because I used to be curious what my pretty followers thought, and the primary choice was Idiocracy. That may be very attainable. When 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 a number of the place we’re at and going at the very least right here within the West.

And 33% of individuals mentioned Idiocracy. That’s. Humanity will probably be 100 years sooner or later. And choice quantity two right here was nuclear holocaust. Undoubtedly a chance. 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 eventually, we’ve got. Golden age, 21% of individuals selected that. So extra individuals count on 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 certainly 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 data? I’ve simply been very constant in my self-education for nearly 15 years now. It’s so much like understanding, proper? You simply preserve exhibiting up and you retain doing the work and finally you get jacked studying. Properly, something is kind of the identical course of.

You simply preserve 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 enable that to tell. The route of your continued learning and utility and finally 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 a superb query. Properly, the caloric content material is decreased a bit bit, however keep in mind that alcohol is barely 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. In fact, 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 reducing and I’m lean, eager to get actually lean, and now I actually have to concentrate, I’d relatively simply type of err on the quote unquote.

Protected aspect and by accident eat perhaps a bit bit lower than I meant relatively than a 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 method is basically 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 a number of analysis cited. In that article, and my place is that seed oils will not be unhealthy for you and also you don’t have to fret about your consumption of them.

Now, in fact, should you ate an excessive amount of seed oil, it might be unhealthy 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 achieve your monetary freedom? Properly, 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 ebook referred to as Massive 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 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 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’d go go to her, and once I would go go to her, we might journey round Europe and waste cash, keep in good resorts, 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’d get some cash from my dad and mom. They had been prepared to subsidize my touring, I suppose. To a point, however I didn’t ask for the entire cash that I’d 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 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 once 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 shopper debt. Simply unhealthy. There are not any circumstances underneath which shopper debt is sweet, which means utilizing bank cards that you need to pay a number of curiosity on to purchase trinkets, to purchase experiences.

Do it should you will pay 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, when you’ve got 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 gotten on a visit on a trinket after which simply carrying that debt is only a unhealthy concept.

And so initially, Monetary freedom was no bank card debt and construct up a 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 a number of work that I did to start with that I didn’t notably take pleasure in in and of itself, however I used to be completely happy 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 keep in mind. And that led to the following, 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 a number of 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 needed to get out of debt and I needed to place my funds so as. I needed to extend my revenue. I needed to have the ability to get married and assist a household. And at the moment I bought a number of satisfaction out of how individuals had been receiving my.

That folks had 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, perhaps 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 immediately, 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 implies that I’ve obtained 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 not have nice margins and nice product.

You’ll be able to 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 capable of 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 individuals and advertising and marketing as my opponents.

So these are primarily the place I’m capable of 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 opponents which are at the same dimension, and that’s principally as a result of the workers 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 not have any monetary issues. I don’t have any shopper debt, in fact, and I’m greater than capable of. 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 inventive work. And , like writing. Recording podcasts. I additionally like advertising and marketing, partly as a result of it’s a inventive exercise, and so I prefer to work on excessive impression advertising and marketing actions versus decrease impression. Normally extra routine type of upkeep stuff, , the place a system is already labored out and now any individual simply has to type of push the buttons and pull the levers in the best order every single day.

It’s boring, however I prefer to create these methods or work out methods to enhance these methods. 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 number 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, 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 make their enterprise. And leaner and stronger. And so I’ve realized that I don’t have that very same drive to simply develop my enterprise and to get a number 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, in fact. And I’d a lot relatively the companies develop than shrink. Once more, I’ve realized that what I discover most fulfilling is inventive work, and so monetary freedom is the liberty to deal with the stuff that I like probably the most.

That, in fact, helps individuals and helps my companies and to delegate. Principally every little thing 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 had been so unhealthy 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 had been simply trolling the little ship and stone metaphor, , 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 have a look at each morning as you begin your gratitude journaling. Anyway, I believe mainly everybody accountable for that present ought to simply be fired, aside from perhaps the graphic designers, they did a superb job these. Vistas they created had been fairly gorgeous.

Alright. Josh Creighton 1 29 asks, how ought to a person discover a respectable girl on this tousled world? Properly, I can’t say for certain 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, nonetheless, I’m fairly certain that the first step has to. Develop into the kind of man respectable girl needs.

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 similar to the individuals who merely refuse to just 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 setting, which might incline individuals towards weight problems, towards overeating, underneath shifting. However in the end it comes down to private decisions, comes right down to residing a sure method. Mfs Wellness says I prepare 5 to 6 days per week. Keep away from most extremely processed meals. What’s your sodium consumption suggestion?

I don’t see something improper. The time confirmed commonplace suggestion of two to 4 grams of sodium per day, that must be fantastic 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 perhaps 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 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 backwards and forwards 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 yr, let’s say Q1 to q2, most likely someday between April and June, legion’s drink will probably be obtainable.

All proper, Mopar. Asks, favourite automobile. I’m not a lot of a automobile individual, like I drive a Tesla Y, which I suppose some individuals suppose 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 health club and. House, and I preferred the thought 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 automobile. Whereas my final automobile earlier than that was a Mercedes S 63 A mg, and that was a a lot quote unquote cooler automobile, and it was very good to drive. And it was only a very good automobile interval, however I don’t drive a lot once more. I used to be driving that mainly $200,000 automobile to the health club after which driving it dwelling every single day.

And a part of the rationale why I bought it within the first place is I type 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 automobile, however a part of the rationale, if not at the very least 50% of the rationale why I bought the automobile is I type 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 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 automobile. It will get me round and it’s good sufficient and that’s adequate 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 automobile, I’d 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 automobile individual, 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’d have a look at it and go, Ooh, that’s a very nice trying automobile. Simply as I’d say if I had been it in an image. But when I didn’t get at the very least like a bit bit giddy once I was driving it, I don’t suppose I’d spend the.

Nicole Mains asks, is popcorn a horrible snack? Completely not. Sarcastically, popcorn is definitely fairly filling for the energy should you don’t butter it up, making it an important snack. P W M three asks Favourite kind of cardio? Properly, 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 preferred working for no matter cause, so that’s my least favourite. However every little thing 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 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 cellphone.

Cool. I can simply try 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 try 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 respiratory a 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 type of work slash private routine. And if I weren’t doing that, I suppose I’d get. A rowing machine as a result of rowing isn’t any impression. I like that, identical to biking isn’t any impression.

So it doesn’t reduce into your restoration, notably 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 when you’ve got a type 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 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 typically cleaning soap if there isn’t any 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 by three asks, suggestions for studying in your cellphone for lengthy durations with out straining your eyes or neck. What I do is I simply take a break at the very least 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? Properly, 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 create services and products that folks need to purchase.

I believe that that’s truly the bulk. Of efficient advertising and marketing essentially is creating good gives. And so meaning creating good services and products, however then additionally taking these services and products and providing them in a method that makes individuals need them. And should you wanna be taught extra about that, take a look at the ebook, the Irresistible Provide 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. Properly, I hope you preferred this episode. I hope you discovered it useful, and should you 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 bit, which in fact then makes it a bit bit extra simply discovered by different individuals who could prefer it simply as a lot as you. And should you didn’t like one thing about this episode or in regards to the present basically, or should you. 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 perhaps what you’d prefer to see me do sooner or later. I learn every little thing 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.