Brandon Epstein


Brandon is the co-founder of Zen Dude Fitness. He travels the world teaching people how to optimize their fitness for happiness. You can learn more by heading over to or checking out the Zen Dude Fitness YouTube Channel.

8 Science-Backed Reasons To Add Marijuana To Your Everyday Routine

By Brandon Epstein
Have you ever wondered how Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa could smoke so much weed and stay so damn skinny? Well, as a dude who gives fitness advice for a living and smokes weed regularly, I sure have. Maybe they were gifted with incredibly fast…

Why Jumping Rope Is More Effective Than Crunches For Gaining A Six-Pack

By Brandon Epstein
Doing ab workouts is not going to get you a six-pack. Seriously. You could do a 45-minute ab workout every day for the rest of your life, and you still would never be able to reveal even one ab. Wait a minute; what about all the magazines you've…

7 Reasons Cutting Out Breakfast Is The Healthiest Thing You Can Do

By Brandon Epstein
What’s the most important meal of the day? Ask almost any mother in North America, and she will tell you it's a nutritious breakfast. It’s funny that when we move out of our parents' house and start feeding ourselves, we never question the logic…

4 Ways To Enjoy Weed And Avoid A Case Of The Munchies

By Brandon Epstein
With the legalization of recreational marijuana in four states and counting, smoking weed is becoming increasingly more acceptable in the mainstream. In a recent survey conducted in 2015, 58 percent of Americans say cannabis should be legal. Go…

Why Becoming Self-Aware Should Be Next On Your 20-Something To-Do List

By Brandon Epstein
If you are currently in your 20s, the main responsibility I want to bestow on you is developing the self-awareness to know what makes you happy. That is why we’re all here, right? To have the best experience imaginable? Despite the heavy emphasis we…

How To Understand Your Personal Needs Before Diving Into A Health Plan

By Brandon Epstein
Over the past 20 plus years, fitness has gone mainstream. Everyone from bodybuilders to soccer moms can be found drinking protein shakes and counting calories. And more so than ever, people have very strong opinions on what they believe is the best…

Why We Should All Be Reflecting Inward After Paris' Horrific Attacks

By Brandon Epstein
This weekend’s terrorist attacks in Paris left many of us around the world wondering what our responsibility is in the wake of such a horrific event. As a citizen of this world, who wants to do good by the rest of humanity, I find myself…

14 Reasons Modern-Day Colombia Is Nothing Like You See In 'Narcos'

By Brandon Epstein
I'm a 25-year-old man who has been living in Medellín, Colombia for the past six months. Yes, the same Medellín, Colombia that has been recently popularized by the hit Netflix series, "Narcos." Even if you haven't watched the series yet, I'm sure…