MI40 Program Review: Ben Pakulski’s Muscle Building Workouts

MI40 Review I was introduced to MI40 by a friend of mine (thanks Matt) a while back. He raved about a bodybuilder that I had never heard of: Ben Pakulski. He was not one of the big three bodybuilders at the time, so it seemed strange that Matt was so interested in this guy. In the past, I’ve been less than impressed with the training programs of most bodybuilders, as they don’t seem to work unless you are a genetic freak and are willing to re-do your endocrine system. A couple of months later, my training was … Read More


How to Bulk Up for Skinny Guys: A Beginners Muscle Building Diet Plan

Who’s this for? This post is aimed at the skinny guy looking to add quality muscle and minimize or eliminate fat gain while doing so. Endomorphs or guys who are carrying 30 lbs of extra fat should stop reading right now. Don’t Make My Mistakes My freshman year of college I weighed in at an even 200 lbs. My senior year I topped out around 265 (not all good weight). My four years in college I spent gaining and losing weight depending on whatever activity I was doing at the time. Football season, add a few lbs. … Read More


Save My Eyes from the Computer! 3 Easy Fixes to Reduce Eye Strain Symptoms

I can see the light…. from my computer screen My entire life, I have had 20/20 vision. This was amazing considering both of my parents and my sister all use glasses or contacts. I was told it was only a matter of time until i needed them. For my entire youth and early adulthood, I maintained my near perfect vision. This all came to a crashing halt when I started working 40 hrs a week in front of a computer. In addition, I was in graduate school and spent most of my free time reading … Read More


Book Review: Spiritual Enlightenment the Damnedest thing

I literally just set Spiritual Enlightenment down because I wanted to write this review while the ideas and concepts were fresh in my head. I’ve done a lot of reading in regards to the spiritual path… Eckhart Tolle, Alan Watts, Harold Kushner, Budhism, Zen etc. All of those books were interesting but none had the epiphany creating moments that Spirutal Enlightment did. There were many times where I had to put the book down and write out my thoughts, just to wrap my head around the concepts that were presented. This books cuts through the facade … Read More


How to Hack Your Sleep Cycle: The Fundamentals

How to Hack your Sleep Ever have trouble sleeping? Are you tossing and turning some nights, but not others? Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night to go pee? How about waking up at 2 or 3 am and not being able to go back to sleep? If this sounds familiar… Keep reading This is post is about the fundamentals necessary for engineering a great night of sleep. If you want to lose more weight, recover from exercise faster, be smarter during the day, than you should also be concerned with getting the … Read More


How To Rewire your Brain for Success: The Motivational Seesaw

  Why do We Fail? Have you ever started a new diet and fitness regiment and failed? How about attempting to get organized and taking action in your life? Maybe you wanted to start reading books again but fell into old bad habits. This used to happen to me all the time. Do you make a promises to yourself and then fail to come through? Do you get too busy, too tired, too stressed, too overworked to sustain your new good habits? I used to promise myself that I would start writing this blog. I would tell myself … Read More


The First Step Towards Enlightenment: Waking Up

What is this about? This post is about the first step in the enlightenment process… which is waking up. If you have ever considered yourself a spiritual person or a seeker of truth; keep on reading. Finding your Path As a young man, you go through several important stages. First you graduate from high school, then college, and then it’s time to get a job or go back to school. You accumulate debt from student loans, credit cards, mortgages, divorce and then you are supposed to spend the next 45 years sitting in a cubicle paying … Read More


FIND YOUR OWN TRUTH: NAVIGATING THE UNKNOWN

A Common Story “ That doesn’t sound good, you should get that checked by a doctor” “Yeah I guess that would be a good idea” So, you go and make an appointment by a general practitioner. You make the drive over to the crowded waiting room and pay your $25 co-pay and then you sit and wait. An overweight nurse with a forced smile calls your name and you go with her into the offices. She isn’t happy to be there. After taking your blood pressure, she weighs you and writes down your symptoms. You … Read More