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MFL Podcast 34: Training and diet mistakes that stick you in a rut and the power of “mini-habits”

MFL Podcast 34: Training and diet mistakes that stick you in a rut and the power of “mini-habits”

In this podcast I talk about a few of the biggest diet and training mistakes people make that prevent them from achieving their fitness goals and how you can use “mini-habits” to, well, do anything.


7 Diet Mistakes That Make It Damn Hard to Lose Weight, Build Muscle, and Feel Good

6 “Everyday” Weightlifting Mistakes That Keep People Small, Weak, and Frustrated

Warning: You’re Making Life Harder by Not Using Mini-Habits

How to Lose Weight Without Counting Calories

How to Count Calories Correctly for Effortless Weight Loss

The Definitive Guide to Effective Meal Planning

The Definitive Guide to Why Low-Carb Dieting Sucks

How Insulin Really Works: It Causes Fat Storage…But Doesn’t Make You Fat

Does Alcohol Consumption Affect Weight Loss and Muscle Growth?

Let Them Eat Wheat: Scientific Holes in the Wheat-Free Diet Craze

Daily Sitting Time and All-Cause Mortality: A Meta-Analysis

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I'm Mike and I'm the creator of Muscle for Life and Legion Athletics, and I believe that EVERYONE can achieve the body of their dreams.

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  • Debbye S. Sparks

    I always listen to/watch your podcasts like twice or three times! Love them! Thanks for all the info!

    • Michael Matthews

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Nelson Fernandes

    Love the concept of mini-habits. I have such a hard time breaking certain habits and establishing new ones.

    • Michael Matthews

      Give them a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  • Seth

    Hi Mike,
    Working my way through BLS. As basically a beginner, returning to strength training after about 10 years (yikes), was wondering if I should lean more towards the workout regimen described in BLS or your Shredded Summer routine. I noticed some slight differences in the workouts and didn’t know if the Shredded Summer one is more current than BLS. Thanks for your assistance.


    • Michael Matthews

      Thanks! You know either will work just fine as SS is very similar to BLS. I would just grab the bonus report at the end of BLS and start there.

      • Seth

        Will do. Also, since it’s been so long don’t even know what my max for any of the exercises is. What is the best way to figure it out? Take a week to get a feel for my max with each exercise? Thanks again. -Seth

        • Michael Matthews

          Yeah it’s just trial and error. Start light and work up and you’ll get it.

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