#001: Eugene Teo - The pursuit of improvement

By Jordan Michaelides
February 21, 2017

Eugene

Image: Eugene Teo

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Eugene Teo (@coacheugeneteo) aka The Muscle Mechanic is a bodybuilder, strength coach, and educator who’s passionate about improvement. Whether it’s in physical strength and performance, education, business growth and expansion, relationships and bonding, it doesn’t matter – he craves it (and you’ll soon learn why). This relentless pursuit of improvement has led him to where he is now - a straight talking, non-bro science practitioner - ready to improve your innervation and intellect around building strength & therefore muscle.

Eugene has also completed another podcast with Coach Paul from bioDefined, definitely worth a listen for those wanting to go deeper into his thoughts on Hypertrophy & Innervation.

Apart from being an absolute beast, this guy is a genuinely intelligent & thoughtful person. His clear focus on improvement is the switch in mindset that society needs. Less fixed goals, more continual growth. I’m certain you’ll learn a lot from this conversation.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The pursuit of happiness and improvement
  • Indirect lessons learnt from parents
  • The wider health benefits of hypertrophy (muscle growth)
  • Three factors for hypertrophy
  • Diet, supplementation and biomarkers
  • Misinformation on health advice
  • Morning rituals
  • Best purchase(s) under $200

Enjoy,

Jordan & Lauren



Show Notes

  • How Eugene came to be the muscle mechanic {05:13}
  • The grey areas of science in fitness {08:03}
  • On the pursuit of happiness and improvement {12:24}
  • Applying and adapting what is useful (in learning about your body) {17:43}
  • Indirect lessons learnt from parents {20:28}
  • On empathy {24:18}
  • The wider health benefits of hypertrophy (muscle growth) {31:20}
  • Three factors for hypertrophy {38:00}
  • Muscle recovery {48:45}
  • Diet, supplementation and biomarkers {56:18}
  • Misinformation on health advice {01:07:58}
  • First person who comes to mind with the word “success” {01:17:30}
  • Morning rituals {01:21:00}
  • Best purchase(s) under $200 {01:23:33}
  • Current go-to playlist {01:26:37}
  • Something that is obvious to him, but not to others {01:27:46]

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