Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

By Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, Doug Egge

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Subscribers: 2552
Reviews: 9

Janet Philips
 Apr 13, 2020
This is cool, i have nothing more to say.

R.C. Liley
 Apr 7, 2020
These guys are great, it's like listening to old high school friends talk about everything health and fitness as well as just every day life. As a novice personal trainer, they have so much to offer that helps me work with clients. I look forward to every new episode thanks for everything!

Marius Posogan
 Feb 4, 2020
I love This podcast

Kirk Fontaine
 Dec 27, 2019
hey guys I love the show also love the diversity of the content u provide that being said , political commentary on the candidates are not always spot on for example saying that there are not good candidates in Democrats that is just not true look at the national polls and the policy position of each candidates plz don't forget who your audience is made of. keep up the good work would love to meet u I person love the content and format of the show

Kyle Harris
 Oct 23, 2018
I've learned so much from the guys at Mind Pump. I'm now binge listening to past episodes. Can't get enough.

Description

MindPump exposes the RAW TRUTH about health, fitness, nutrition and more... Hosts Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer & Justin Andrews pull back the curtain on the mythology, snake oil and pseudo-science that pervades the fitness industry and present science-backed solutions that result in increased muscular development and performance while simultaneously emphasizing health. No fitness institution or fitness "truth" is safe from their quick wit and over 40 years of combined experience in the fitness industry. Produced by Doug Egge. Find Mind Pump and the Mind Pump hosts on Instragram @mindpumpmedia, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and at mindpumppodcast.com. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at mapsfitnessproducts.com

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1851: When Fasting is Making You Fat, Overcoming Back Pain When Deadlifting, How to Know When to Fire Your Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:52:40

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The good news is scientists keep getting closer to designing exercise in a pill. The bad news is you’re not going to get nearly the same benefits you get from exercise! (3:33)
  • The fascinating way people use the suicide hotline. (14:40)
  • The power of saying NO. (16:50)
  • How your body keeps the score. (18:29)
  • The advantage of using tactical empathy. (21:40)
  • The differences between basketball sneakers over the decades. (23:30)
  • If I had Magic Spoon as a kid... (33:04)
  • The unintended consequences of government mandates. (36:41)
  • What is cannabis NOT good for?! (42:25)
  • Raving over super athletes. (46:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Does my body absorb and use all of the nutrients the same way it would if I were to eat 3-4 meals a day over an 8–10-hour window as opposed to what I’m doing now? (53:53)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What are your opinions on different deadlift variations, specifically conventional, trap bar, or sumo? Is one form safer than the other, and will I get the same benefits from using one variation over the other? (1:07:39)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Should I fire my trainer? She keeps adding weight to the bar and giving me heavy weights that I can’t lift. (1:22:58)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How important, as a trainer, is it to track your clients' workouts? (1:37:01)

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Jul 06, 2022
1850: Ten Weird Ways to Boost Workout Performance
34:39

Ten Weird Ways to Boost Workout Performance

  • Did you know there are PROVEN ways to boost your athletic performance but they are really WEIRD? (2:25)

 

  • Ten Weird Ways to Boost Workout Performance. 

 

  • #1 - Have salt and water. (3:07)
  • #2 - Pick an awesome playlist. (6:50)
  • #3 - Train in the afternoon. (9:34)
  • #4 - Workout in a new place. (12:03)
  • #5 - Take twice as long to train. (14:19)
  • #6 - Explosive first. (16:03)
  • #7 – Isometrics. (19:16)
  • #8 - Get cold before your workout. (24:13)
  • #9 - Bring a friend. (27:35)
  • #10 - Train outside. (29:40)

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Jul 04, 2022
1849: Ways to Build Muscle With Minimal Equipment, the Best Way to Track Progress in the Gym, Using a Deload Week to Build More Muscle & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:25:51

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here is an easy way to lose weight, drink a gallon of water every single day! (2:47)
  • Being socially aware and saying less. (9:17)
  • Sal recommends the Golden Era of Bodybuilding on YouTube. (16:46)
  • Why Justin is a little disappointed with the Star Wars franchise as of late. (21:45)
  • How the crypto/NFT craze resembles the dot-com bubble. (22:51)
  • The guy’s favorite Vuori summer styles. (27:18)
  • PT-141 makes you horny. (30:58)
  • How Public Goods is comparable in price or cheaper, refills that save you money directly to your door! (33:38)
  • Ranking the countries that pollute the ocean with the most plastics. (35:07)
  • What culture has the best bodybuilding food? (41:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How important is a deloading phase in a fitness program? (43:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What is a reasonable timetable for muscle building or body fat percentage change? (57:06)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What is your nutrition advice for a client who is trying to lose weight, following my meal plan, but not seeing results? (1:05:05)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Is it possible to continue to build muscle in the lower body with light weights? (1:18:40)

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Jul 02, 2022
1848: The Importance of Protein Quality vs. Quantity, How to Choose a New Gym, the Effect of TRT on Fat Loss & More
01:05:21

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions from the Sunday @mindpumpmedia Quah post.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: For more stamina, the best time to do cardio is at the BEGINNING of your workout. If you want more strength, lift weights FIRST. (3:27)
  • Letting things go in pursuit of your true passion. (6:23)
  • The pros and cons of technological advancements. (20:06)
  • It’s about the little things in life. (23:31)
  • Justin’s visit to cheese haven! (25:37)
  • Cockroaches are becoming almost impossible to kill. (31:32)
  • Super Gonorrhea is a thing. (32:25)
  • How oils from plants can protect your body from harmful bacteria. (33:34)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite flavor of Organifi protein powder. (35:21)
  • A couple of communist jokes from Sal. (36:42)
  • Busting the mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle. (37:18)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite/most embarrassing snacks they ate as kids. (39:25)
  • #Quah question #1 - Does it matter where I get my protein as long as I get enough per day? (44:31)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are the major factors you consider when looking for a new gym? (51:00)
  • #Quah question #3 - What’s a good body fat percentage for a woman bulking? (55:49)
  • #Quah question #4 - How does TRT affect fat loss diets considering extra water retention, etc.? (59:40)

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Jul 01, 2022
1847: Five Reasons Your Fat Loss Has Stalled
41:48

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss 5 Reasons Your Fat Loss Has Stalled and What You Can Do About It

  • Weight/fat loss plateaus are somewhat normal, but they DO NOT have to stick around forever! Often times there are a few things you have to do to get the fat/weight loss moving in the right direction again. (2:31)
  • Understanding the mental gymnastics your clients go through. (6:35)
  • 5 Reasons Your Fat Loss Has Stalled and What You Can Do About It.
  • #1 - Calories are too high (track, build muscle, look at weekends). (10:56)
  • #2 - Calories are too low. (19:16)
  • #3 - Workout needs to change (change phases, add or reduce volume). (27:16)
  • #4 - Need a break for recovery, weight loss, not fat loss (de-load, take a week to eat more). (32:13)
  • #5 - Poor health (prioritize health, sleep routine, nutrient deficiencies, libido). (37:21)

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Jun 30, 2022
1846: How to Get Visible Abs Without Losing Fat, Ways to Maintain & Improve Fitness When Traveling, the Best Muscle Building Exercises You are Not Doing & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:24:57

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Cardio can ACTUALLY help you build muscle. (4:20)
  • Kids do silly things when they are young. (11:47)
  • Justin had a great Father’s Day. (22:04)
  • Euphoria is too much for Sal. (24:52)
  • The HUGE difference between targeted vs. broad supplementation and what Equi.Life brings to the table. (27:54)
  • An update on the live listener call in with a swollen arm. (30:56)
  • Ned’s full-spectrum hemp oil is LEGIT! (34:40)
  • Not so trendy. (38:44)
  • World Swimming Org bans trans women athletes that are past puberty age. (40:12)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is 3.5 hours of activity too much per day? Should I cut movement and calories? (46:37)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – What is your advice for someone who wants to maintain their fitness while on an extended travel leave with limited equipment? (58:01) 
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - After completing MAPS Performance I had a significant strength increase from MAPS Anabolic phase 1, to MAPS Aesthetic phase 1, and don't recall this the last time I went through the mesocycle. How/why is that possible? (1:03:28)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any insight on a good approach on how to wear my rucksack to avoid fatiguing my core? (1:10:18)

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Jun 29, 2022
1845: How to Do Cardio & Not Lose Muscle
47:47

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin how to build stamina and endurance and not lose muscle or slow the metabolism.

  • Cardio CAN be an effective way to work out if you do it RIGHT. You do it WRONG you end up slowing your metabolism and losing muscle. (3:06)
  • Six Ways How to Do Cardio & Not Lose Muscle. (4:08)
  • #1 - Building muscle & strength should be the foundation. (6:44)
  • #2 - Conditioning vs. Endurance (Focus on performance). (12:03)
  • #3 - HIIT Cardio. (18:54)
  • #4 - Be active daily (Pick something that you enjoy). (26:51)
  • #5 - Don’t undereat (Eat enough protein). (31:37)
  • #6 - Functional exercises. (36:18)
  • Bonus: Improve your mobility and stability. (42:35)
  • Introducing MAPS Cardio! (43:54)

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Jun 27, 2022
1844: How to Build Muscle With Only 15 Minute Workouts, High Bar Vs. Low Bar Squats, How to Add Hang Cleans to a Workout & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:30:50

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Some of the best exercises for your arms are ACTUALLY back and chest exercises! (2:44)
  • Optimism and its connection to a longer lifespan. (13:36)
  • The power of belief. (17:10)
  • Organifi continues to EXPLODE! (24:40)
  • When conversations with your kids get uncomfortable. (26:04)
  • The secret to satisfaction is NOT having more but wanting LESS. (34:43)
  • Scientific conspiracies that turned out to be TRUE! (36:31)
  • Sal clears the air on Zbiotics. (45:34)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any advice on how to possibly program lifting sessions for high school athletes to get the most out of their off-season training program? (50:01)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Is it possible to run a full-body routine if you are short on time? (1:05:59)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What are your thoughts on incorporating cleans rather than shrugs into your programming? (1:14:35)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - For low-bar squatting, how do I up the weight and how do I relieve the wrist pain I am experiencing? (1:23:33)

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Jun 25, 2022
1843: The Truth About Eating Keto for Muscle Growth, Ways to Get Back Into the Gym When Suffering From Depression, Hitting PRs When Cutting & More
01:14:12

In this episode of Quah (Q & A) Sal, A dam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Sometimes the best workout for muscle and strength are HEAVY singles and doubles. (2:33)
  • How kids are so in tune with things. (15:02)
  • Every once in a while, your genetics come out. (20:05)
  • When studies confirm old wisdom. (25:38)
  • Grass-fed versus grain-fed beef and why Butcher Box is so beneficial. (33:35)
  • Is American cheese real cheese? (36:51)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are your guys' thoughts on the keto diet for muscle growth? (38:56)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you get yourself back into lifting when depression has taken over? (46:45)
  • #Quah question #3 - I’m 6 weeks into my summer cut, and I just hit a squat PR. How does this happen? (51:51)
  • #Quah question #4 - What still surprises you guys about each other even after all these years of knowing each other so well and working together? (54:59)

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Jun 24, 2022
1842: Why You Should NOT Become a Personal Trainer
49:03

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten reasons NOT to become a personal trainer.

  • Some jobs require a DEEP passion and some don’t. (2:11)
  • Ten Reasons Why You Should NOT Become a Personal Trainer.
  • #1 - You deal with A LOT of DIFFERENT people. (5:51)
  • #2 - Failure is part of the job. (10:59)
  • #3 - Hard to make money. (15:31)
  • #4 - You work A LOT of hours initially. (21:19)
  • #5 - You have to be “ON” all the time. (24:07)
  • #6 - You can’t be idealistic. (28:53)
  • #7 - You are judged by pain, soreness, and sweat. (33:11)
  • #8 - You have to counter wrong info constantly. (37:01)
  • #9 - People expect instant results. (39:37)
  • #10 - It’s a LONG process. (41:47)
  • If you have the PASSION, NOTHING is more rewarding than being a personal trainer. (44:30)

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Jun 23, 2022
1841: Ways to Avoid Messing Up Your Fitness Goals on the Weekends, Why Motivation is Overrated, How to Use Mobility to Improve Muscle Connection & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:56:37

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: A fit/healthy version of you is FAR MORE RESILIENT and can handle more challenges than an unfit/unhealthy version of you. (3:30)
  • Eat protein FIRST y’all! (22:33)
  • A strategy to limit overeating. (24:10)
  • Justin on starting from scratch with his new student-athletes, reliving his rivalry football game, and the value of sports. (27:23)
  • Layoffs, Layoffs, and more Layoffs! (43:31)
  • Shout out to Magic Spoon! (45:59)
  • You are what you eat! (53:31)
  • When A.I. takes over. (58:43)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any strategies on how you motivate someone who is highly sensitive and gives up easier than others? (1:04:02)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What would you suggest to stay consistent with your diet on the weekends? (1:17:33)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How do I best program Prime Pro on the mobility days of Performance to hit all the zones? (1:30:44)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any recommendations on how to regain my intrinsic motivation to work out? (1:40:08)

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Jun 22, 2022
1840: Eleven Steps to a Single-Digit Body Fat Percentage
01:01:47

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to drop to a single-digit body fat percentage.

  • The difference between being in “shape” and being “shredded.” (2:24)
  • Why Mind Pump doesn’t recommend this for MOST people. (8:38)
  • Eleven Steps to a Single Digit Body Fat Percentage.
  • #1 - Recognize it’s temporary (or suffer the consequences/have a back-out plan). (10:19)
  • #2 - Become obsessively consistent (1% gain from 5% is obvious versus from 12%) tracking. (17:45)
  • #3 - Cycle carbs (non-essential). (22:37)
  • #4 - Protein must stay high. (26:35)
  • #5 - Lift weights for strength not “burning.” (31:24)
  • #6 - Avoid cardio until it’s necessary. (39:43)
  • #7 - Learn to live with hunger. (43:53)
  • #8 - Sleep and stress must be perfect. (46:18)
  • #9 - Don’t let water changes freak you out. (49:44)
  • #10 - The scale lies. (53:12) 
  • #11 - Supplements become more important. (55:55)

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Jun 20, 2022
1839: How to Know When Doing Less Will Build More Muscle, Ways to Combat Muscle Cramps, Using Static Stretching to Speed up Recovery & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:38:08

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

1839: How to Know When Doing Less Will Build More Muscle, Ways to Combat Muscle Cramps, Using Static Stretching to Speed up Recovery & More (Listener Live Coaching)

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Contrary to popular belief being fit & healthy is pretty easy. Follow these four simple steps: Lift weights 1-2 days a week, avoid heavily processed foods, aim for a high-protein diet, and walk for 10-15 minutes after meals. (2:45)
  • University hunting and the pros and cons of higher education. (12:21)
  • A potential rival to Starbucks?! (21:33)
  • So, you want to steal my Amazon package? (23:45)
  • Will LIV Golf disrupt the PGA? (26:10)
  • Do you want to see Butterbean versus Jake Paul?! (31:44)
  • The Mind Pump/NCI Business Coaching Challenge. (38:48)
  • All things TRT and the incredible free resource of Mind Pump Hormones Private Forum. (39:47)
  • Give the gift of Vuori for Father’s Day! (48:20)
  • “Gas prices are so high, it’s cheaper to buy cocaine!” (53:15)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Would you recommend I see a doctor when one side/arm is in pain and CONSTANTLY tighter than the other? (58:36)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any recommendations or advice on why I may be cramping when doing most types of sit-ups? (1:08:05)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Can static stretching post-workout decrease blood flow and hinder performance? (1:15:19)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any advice on how to train and recover appropriately to help keep clear of injuries while also trying to get big? (1:25:07)

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People Mentioned

  • Paul Chek (@paul.chek) on Instagram
  • Jason Calacanis (@JasonCalacanis) on Twitter
  • Eric Esch (@butterbeanboxer) on Instagram
  • Jake Paul (@jakepaul) on Instagram
  • Patrick Bet-David (@patrickbetdavid) on Instagram

 

Jun 18, 2022
1838: How to Train for Explosiveness & Speed, Old School Training Techniques That Should Make a Comeback, the Most Effective Non-Resistance Training Exercises & More
01:24:02

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you get sore from your workouts, your workouts SUCK! (3:11)
  • Proud Dad moments. (11:04)
  • Why Top Gun: Maverick left an impression on Justin. (14:30)
  • How birth control has been connected to depression and anxiety in women and the importance/value of the Mind Pump Hormones Private Forum. (27:29)
  • The benefits of L-Carnitine on your androgen receptors. (35:57)
  • Teasing a little more on Sal’s new product with Organifi. (38:17)
  • Debating podcast streaming versus video in terms of advertising and revenue. (40:27)
  • #Quah question #1 - Should I focus more on getting my squat lower before adding weight, or can I get lower while going heavier? (55:57)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are some very explosive movements or compound lifts that really help with explosive and speed training? (1:01:15)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are some of your favorite and most effective modes of exercise outside of resistance training? (1:09:57)
  • #Quah question #4 - What old-school training techniques should make a comeback? (1:16:13)

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Jun 17, 2022
1837: Manage Your Blood Sugar & Lose Body Fat With Kelly LeVeque
01:15:31

1837: Manage Your Blood Sugar & Lose Body Fat With Kelly LeVeque

  • Kelly’s background in the space and how she started her practice. (2:37)
  • Turning your side hustle into an impactful career. (3:43)
  • Teaching people how to support their blood sugar through the foods they are eating. (6:38)
  • What are hunger hormones and how do they affect our behaviors? (8:39)
  • Why it is normal to crave processed foods. (18:02)
  • How does she address the IIFYM crowd? (20:27)
  • Why she prefers teaching people how to fish, rather than handing them the fish. (27:14)
  • The theory behind why protein is so satiating. (30:37)
  • The delicate balance of teaching your kids about how food affects them. (35:26)
  • The differences between men and women when it comes to managing blood sugar. (38:09)
  • Why putting on muscle is the BEST way to support blood sugar balance. (40:26)
  • The science of how we perceive sweetness and palatability. (47:33)
  • The downstream effects of artificial sweeteners. (50:52)
  • The importance of the first 1,000 days. (53:46)
  • The foods she recommends eating while pregnant. (55:37)
  • The value of cholesterol. (1:00:58)
  • How does your nutrition change pre, during, and post-pregnancy? (1:03:53)

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Featured Guest/People Mentioned

  • Kelly LeVeque (@bewellbykelly) on Instagram
  • Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere) on Instagram
  • Alia J. Crum, PhD (@AliaCrum) on Twitter
  • Robb Wolf (@dasrobbwolf) on Instagram
Jun 16, 2022
1836: How to Use Mini-Cuts & Mini-Bulks for Fat Loss & Muscle Gain, Ways to Improve the Mind-Muscle Connection, How to Build Maximal Strength & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:30:10

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you are not getting results and feeling crappy, STOP GUESSING, TEST! (3:46)
  • Joovv x Under Armour. (33:16)
  • How Aurelius wants to lift like Dad. (38:57)
  • Mark Cuban versus Big Pharma. (46:31)
  • One win in a world of corrupt politicians and the unintended consequences of certain policies. (50:53)
  • Females love Caldera too! (59:30)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Would it be better to bulk or cut first if I am trying to build muscle and lean out? (1:01:30)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - After running through MAPS Powerlift, would it be beneficial to run through it again to put up bigger numbers on the bar? (1:07:15)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I adjust my training to a gym with no squat racks/barbells/platforms for deadlifting during the first year or two of surgical residency, and still maintain squatting/deadlifting skills? (1:16:55)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What would be your approach to fight this "mind-muscle-connection-imbalance?” (1:23:53)

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Jun 15, 2022
1835: Why Resistance Training Is the Best Form of Exercise for Fat Loss and Overall Health
54:16

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten reasons why resistance training is a superior form of exercise.

  • When it comes to fat loss and health, NOTHING beats resistance training! (2:22)
  • 10 Ways Resistance Training is the Best Form of Exercise for Fat Loss & Health.
  • #1 – Speeds up metabolism. (9:25)
  • #2 – This allows you to target, sculpt and strengthen specific body parts. (16:24)
  • #3 - Hormone effects. (20:21)
  • #4 – You don’t need to do it often. (26:39)
  • #5 - Results stick around longer. (32:15)
  • #6 - Results come back faster. (35:09)
  • #7 - Builds bones. (39:53)
  • #8 - Extremely moldable. (42:37)
  • #9 - Best for the brain. (45:23)
  • #10 - Best anti-cancer effects. (49:19)

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Jun 13, 2022
1834: Natural Ways to Raise Testosterone, How to Avoid Gaining Fat on the Weekends, Keeping Weight Off After Gastric Bypass Surgery & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:33:15

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: With the obesity epidemic, there is one main culprit, and it is not fat or sugar. It’s ultra-processed food. (2:46)
  • How Dippin’ Dots makes their money may surprise you. (18:33)
  • The sneaky business of raising prices for less product. (24:38)
  • Magic Spoon is getting more rave reviews! (26:10)
  • Why are fitness influencers touting the HMB supplement? (28:43)
  • The 40-year mortgage is here! (33:28)
  • Justin’s ‘girly’ Felix Gray glasses. (40:18)
  • The Babylon Bee is usually on point! (44:31)
  • A race tailored for Justin. (45:46)
  • A groundbreaking new cancer treatment study. (48:10)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I get more practical strength where I can move furniture around myself? (51:49)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How do I build muscle to look awesome and better than my friends? (1:02:15)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Is it possible to boost a client’s metabolism after having gastric bypass surgery? How could we approach this so she can be in a more sustainable position to permanently lose the weight? (1:13:04)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How can I optimize my total testosterone naturally? (1:22:46)

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Jun 11, 2022
1833: How to Improve Recovery Capacity, the Ideal Protein Intake for Fat Loss, Double Overhand Vs. Mixed Grip Deadlifts & More
01:15:25

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page. 

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The BEST metric that will tell you if you are on the right track with your training or diet is STRENGTH! (2:36)
  • Another study that highlights how POWERFUL and EFFECTIVE resistance training is. (13:35)
  • Justin throws a party, Sal’s strong grip, an update on Maximus, and Adam’s visit to the sperm bank. (26:29)
  • Shout out to Dr. Becky Campbell! (47:59)
  • When your child rebels against you. (50:42)
  • Butcher Box has pre-marinated meats! (54:17)
  • Loading up on protein, without the bloat, with Paleo Valley’s bone broth protein powder. (55:14)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are some of your favorite ways to increase recovery capacity? (57:46)
  • #Quah question #2 - How much protein is necessary for a fat loss phase for women? (1:03:05)
  • #Quah question #3 - Egg whites vs. whole eggs? (1:06:17)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are the pros & cons of double overhand vs. mixed grip for deadlifting? (1:10:12)

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Jun 10, 2022
1832: Building Radical Confidence With Lisa Bilyeu
01:16:23

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Lisa Bilyeu about how to build radical confidence.

  • What was the impetus behind writing about confidence? (2:32)
  • Why you don’t have to feel confident to get started. (4:25)
  • How do people take the first step? (8:54)
  • Make your negative voice your bitch and BFF. (16:53)
  • Your dreams are a gamble, BET ON YOURSELF. (24:25)
  • Make up your mindset. (28:44)
  • Validation is for parking. (31:15)
  • Embrace the ick and open up the can of worms. (41:34)
  • Life is NOT a fairytale SAVE yourself. (44:36)
  • Get OFF the couch and put on your bad bitch boots. (55:32)
  • Get unpissed, and gain emotional sobriety. (1:00:06)
  • When the shit hits the fan, wear goggles. (1:09:01)
  • Be the hero of your own life. (1:12:07)
  • How gratitude is keeping you stuck. (1:13:03)

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Jun 09, 2022
1831: What to Do When Fat Loss Stalls, Machines Vs. Free Weights, the Pros & Cons of Explosive Vs. Controlled Movements & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:32:42

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Lifting weight belts, do they improve safety? Yes and no. (3:15)
  • These ‘water bears’ just will not die! (17:59)
  • Does THC impair your vision? (26:29)
  • The impact of magnesium deficiency on your sleep. (31:20)
  • Debunking the claims of long COVID symptoms. (34:18)
  • Mind Pump Movie Reviews, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. (36:40)
  • The best sign of amazing workout programming. (40:19)
  • Find “Angry Sal” on Twitter. (41:29)
  • When CRISPER technology turns hamsters into killers! (45:48)
  • Not all protein powders are created equal. (47:26)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How do you guys see tech (like Tonal) impacting training, and is it great on its own or should I be incorporating free weight workouts occasionally? (50:36)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Can you explain the thought process behind the weight and tempos in MAPS Performance, Phase 1? (1:03:56)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Is there a way to start from scratch to rebuild my metabolism? (1:12:03)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is the proper form/value of RDLs and seated rows? (1:21:20)

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Jun 08, 2022
1830: Five Steps to Determine Your ideal Caloric Intake
01:00:57

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five steps to take to determine the ideal number of calories to consume each day.

  • One of the MOST important steps when it comes to fat loss and muscle gain, is figuring out how many calories your body needs every single day to maintain. (2:24)
  • Understanding your metabolism, tracking, and the extreme variance of macro calculators. (4:00)
  • Beware of inaccurate food labeling. (9:00)
  • Five Steps to Determine Your ideal Caloric Intake.
  • #1 - Track calories & macros for two weeks. (12:19)
  • #2 - Track body weight & measure. (18:42)
  • #3 - Adjust calories according to your goal. (23:41)
  • #4 - Don’t radically change activity. (30:39)
  • #5 - Hone it in. (34:47)
  • Ways to eat to achieve a healthy balance that doesn’t involve calorie counting or macro tracking. (40:49)
  • #1 – Avoid heavily processed foods. (43:04)
  • #2 – Aim for a high-protein diet. (48:04)
  • #3 – Drink ½ to 1 gallon of water a day. (50:04)
  • #4 - Don’t eat while distracted. (52:03)
  • #5 – Don't drink fluids while you eat. (53:05)
  • #6 – Eat mindfully. (56:35)

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Jun 06, 2022
1829: The Importance of Exercise Sequence for Building Muscle, When Too Much Exercise Variety Kills Your Gains, How to Reintroduce More Calories After a Massive Weight Loss & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:36:05

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: For most of you training your body parts 3 days a week is ideal for strength, muscle gains, and technique. (2:35)
  • ‘Italian time’ is a real thing. (19:44)
  • Shattered glass and sore backs. (26:42)
  • Why do modern homes burn faster? (34:52)
  • Defining a tiny house and the pros/cons of being a minimalist. (36:37)
  • The HUGE impact the temperature of your room has on your sleep. (43:46)
  • Should we stop breeding pugs and bulldogs? (48:31)
  • Seeing wild animals in person will CHANGE your perception. (50:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is having too many variations in my workouts hurting my gains? (53:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I confidently bulk without ruining my progress? (1:09:41)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Will it affect the programming if I don’t do the exercises in the order they are written? (1:19:30)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Is it ok to give training advice to people just from my background and experience? (1:26:39)

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Jun 04, 2022
1828: The Dangers of Eating Too Much Protein, the Role Strength Has in Boosting the Metabolism, the Best Old School Bodybuilding Diet & Training Wisdom & More
01:19:12

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how much protein is too much protein, whether gaining strength boosts the metabolism, their favorite “old school” bodybuilding wisdom when it comes to training and nutrition, and the importance of novelty when performing mobility movements.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Body type-based diets and workout programs are largely fake news. (2:35)
  • What a great example of genetics. (6:27)
  • Old man strength is a real thing! (20:22)
  • Vuori, getting men to dress their age. (22:53)
  • Microplastics may be linked to inflammatory bowel disease, a study finds. (29:59)
  • Saving the environment and money with Public Goods. (33:57)
  • Experimenting with peptides to boost sex drive. (37:52)
  • The growing trend of sniffing trenabol. (42:07)
  • Nanotechnology is fascinating! (50:04)
  • Women have CRAZY genetics too! (51:10)
  • #Quah question #1 - How much protein is too much protein? (53:27)
  • #Quah question #2 - Does gaining strength boost your metabolism, or does that happen only when gaining mass? (1:01:33)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are your favorite pieces of “old school” bodybuilding wisdom when it comes to training and nutrition? (1:06:45)
  • #Quah question #4 - You guys talk about novelty when it comes to exercise. Does that apply to mobility movements as well? (1:12:57)

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Jun 03, 2022
1827: The 3 Best Rep Ranges to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
51:18

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the most effective rep ranges to achieve strength, aesthetics and endurance and to maximize fat loss.

  • ALL rep ranges build muscle and burn body fat. The key is WHEN to use the rep ranges, HOW to use them, and WHAT they do for your body. (2:18)
  • Addressing two myths regarding rep ranges. (8:22)
  • The 3 Best Rep Ranges to Build Muscle & Burn Fat. 
  • #1 - 1-5 Powerlifter / Olympic Lifter: The mindset, what it feels like, pros, cons, and false beliefs. (10:54)
  • #2 - 6-12 Bodybuilder: The mindset, what it feels like, pros, cons, and false beliefs. (26:09)
  • #3 - 15-20 Athlete / Endurance / Conditioning: The mindset, what it feels like, pros, cons, and false beliefs. (36:59)

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Jun 02, 2022
1826: How to Kick Start Fat Loss Without Cutting Calories, What to Do When Strength Goes Down Instead of Up, How to Do Strength Training in a Class Setting & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:42:02

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Intuitive eating is NOT instinctive eating. Don’t confuse the two. (2:54)
  • Why Mind Pump respects and values comedians so much. (13:35)
  • Were you ever a big Jackass fan? (17:37)
  • Is Monkeypox a thing?! (24:57)
  • How car recalls are calculated. (28:08)
  • A movie’s longevity and realistic special effects. (32:02)
  • Being drawn to reviews of content and Mind Pump’s favorite Disney classic. (35:19)
  • ONE DAY LEFT in the MAPS Memorial Day Special! (41:46)
  • The most popular tests from Equi.life and what they cover. (47:37)
  • Maximus is a fan of Magic Spoon too! (51:32)
  • Moderate egg consumption is likely OK for most. (53:07)
  • Early medicine was scary. (54:52)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How do I kick start a client’s fat loss, especially subcutaneous belly fat, without going back to dropping calories and adding more cardio? (58:47)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What direction and program would you recommend for an ex-high-level athlete who is looking to redirect the aging slide? (1:09:52)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How would you go about determining what kind of problem you have (be it mobility, priming, fatigue, or symmetry)? (1:20:17)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How I should program for my soldiers to get them to be healthier, stronger, and have more mental toughness? (1:31:59)

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Jun 01, 2022
1825: Man Cheats Death & Builds Cold Plunge Business
01:06:37

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Ryan Duey, founder of Plunge.

  • The origin story of his company. (1:50)
  • When a term can become something BIG! (5:54)
  • The transition from bankruptcy to successful entrepreneur. (8:27)
  • How a near-fatal accident changed the course of his life. (10:46)
  • Creating a place where he wanted to hang out. (17:23)
  • His inspiring introduction to cold plunging and its incredible benefits. (18:51)
  • The exciting feedback he has received from his customers. (24:38)
  • Justin’s epiphany through breathwork and the cold plunge. (26:55)
  • Walking a new customer through their first cold plunge experience. (29:11)
  • The ultimate hack to cure your mid-afternoon slump. (33:28)
  • Understanding the ever-expanding trajectory of the cold plunge market. (34:24)
  • Some interesting ways Kelly Starrett has incorporated workouts with cold plunges. (36:47)
  • He details his Shark Tank experience and the impact on their business. (40:39)
  • The challenges of being in growth mode. (52:51)
  • His connection to Sam Parr of The Hustle. (57:34)
  • The short commitment for AMAZING results. (59:40)
  • Who has become the first adopters? (1:00:55)
  • Favorite ways to combine hot and cold recovery methods. (1:01:55)
  • The future of The Cold Plunge. (1:04:42)

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May 30, 2022
1824: Building Muscle & Burning Fat on a High Carb Diet, How to Workout When Time Is Limited, Ways to Reignite Interest in Working Out & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:34:02

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Contrary to popular media, the BIGGEST threat to modern societies is obesity. (2:46)
  • Justin’s interesting choice of workout music. (23:49)
  • Are comedians pushing the limit purposely? (28:22)
  • Finding the silver linings in the negative. (31:14)
  • Transformative news in the Maximus saga. (34:36)
  • Why the most common silly fights between couples are about the temperature. (43:00)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Take your ashes and turn them into a playable vinyl record. (48:54)
  • Butcher Box’s MASSIVE deal! (52:59)
  • Mind Pump’s HUGE Memorial Day Sale is on NOW! (56:12)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What should my focus be on, health/program-wise, if I am now consuming 60% of my calories from carbs? (57:35)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any advice for someone who doesn’t have the motivation to train themselves? (1:07:56)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How should I be building a priming session going into a workout? (1:16:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How can I program my workouts around a busy schedule? (1:23:47)

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May 28, 2022
1823: The Truth About Deadlifts for Muscle Growth, the Ideal Number of Meals to Eat Each Day, Overhand Vs. Underhand Barbell Rows & More
01:23:15

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the value of deadlifts despite the Internet saying they are not a great hypertrophy movement, the proper barbell row grip,  whether eating 3 bigger meals is better than eating multiple small meals throughout the day, and how to structure a 7-day per week training plan without sacrificing performance and gains.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: You can’t get the full picture of something when you just look at individual parts. (2:39)
  • When your wife sleeps in the bathtub to avoid your snoring. (20:51)
  • Mind Pump listeners come through! (27:15)
  • Are you a trophy or a medal person? (30:19)
  • You either win or you learn. (35:55)
  • The ultimate prank?! (44:06)
  • Weening off caffeine with an Organifi product stack. (46:48)
  • The value and benefits of cold therapy post-workout. (49:19)
  • Does your wife steal your Caldera? (53:00)
  • #Quah question #1 - Do you recommend the deadlift despite the Internet saying it is not a great hypertrophy movement? (55:51)
  • #Quah question #2 - What is the proper standing bar row form, overhand or underhand? (1:06:57)
  • #Quah question #3 - What is better, eating 3 bigger meals or multiple small meals throughout the day? (1:10:09)
  • #Quah question #4 - It seems like Mind Pump is anti-rest day. If that’s the case, how could someone structure a 7-day-per-week training plan without sacrificing performance and gains? (1:15:17)

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May 27, 2022
1822: Wim Hof on How to Control Your Immune System With Breathwork
01:09:19

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with "The Iceman," Wim Hof about the tragedy that led to him devoting his life to teaching the therapeutic benefits of breathwork and cold therapy.

  • The tragedy that sparked his drive and passion for his current work. (3:32)
  • Inflammation is the cause and effect of EVERY disease! (13:01)
  • Shaking the foundation of our medical understanding of what we as humans are capable of related to diseases. (14:55)
  • What lead him to the cold water? (23:55)
  • Healing your body through breathwork. (28:18)
  • Breaking down the Wim Hof Method. (32:09)
  • Why you don’t have to be skeptical if you have the truth. (36:30)
  • The most challenging or dangerous stunt he has done. (40:12)
  • Taking our anatomy back! (50:00)
  • Is there a difference between withstanding the cold and the heat? (51:56)
  • When was the last time he was sick? (57:07)
  • De-traumatizing through breathwork. (58:56)
  • Why we must learn to govern ourselves! (1:03:45)

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May 26, 2022
1821: The Benefit of Cutting for Muscle Growth, Tips for Reducing Anxiety & Depression, Training to Be More Explosive in Jiu Jitsu & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:38:13

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you don’t use it, you LOSE IT! (3:20)
  • Sal’s poop prank gone bad. (12:04)
  • When you see your best/worst traits in your children. (15:00)
  • Common Instagram! (24:02)
  • How the game now is to demonize the person and NOT the message. (28:30)
  • Will the Twitter deal with Elon fall through? (31:47)
  • Painting the context of the crypto crash and speculating on its future. (35:40)
  • Weed wins again! (42:28)
  • Justin’s creative process behind the Zbiotics commercials. (44:25)
  • Kids love Vegas! (46:47)
  • Why we are in a baby formula shortage. (49:57)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – How much mental health is connected to physical health? (52:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – What's the best way to program your workouts if you play hockey? (1:09:53)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - In what way would it be beneficial for me to go on a cut, when my main goal is just to keep building muscle? (1:18:46)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – What is the best way to train to be more explosive in Brazilian jiu-jitsu? (1:29:17)

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May 25, 2022
1820: How to Choose the Perfect Workout Partner
44:41

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin talk about workout partners, whether you need one and how to pick the correct one for you.

  • Should you have a workout partner, and why the guys don’t have them (1:38)
  • Working out with your significant other (9;00)
  • How to pick the perfect workout partner (11:02)
  • Are you a leader or a follower (13:55)
  • When the workout becomes all about correction (18:03)
  • Do you have similar goals? (24:04)
  • When it’s time to break up with your workout partner ( 26:04)
  • The No drama partner (32:24)
  • Why it might be a good idea to workout alone ( 35:04)
  • Are you getting a  meditative workout (39:16)
  • Layout your expectations before you start ( 42:03) 

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May 23, 2022
1819: The First Step to Losing a Lot of Weight, How to Prevent Sports Injuries, Tips for Modifying MAPS Programs & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:48:35

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here’s an interesting muscle-building hack. At the end of your workout do a deep static stretch of the target muscle, and hold it for one-two minutes. It’s painful but can signal recovery and muscle growth. (2:11)
  • How has Sal NOT been kicked off Twitter?! (8:21)
  • The challenges of removing bots from social media platforms. (11:04)
  • TikTok, fast-food junk. (16:44)
  • Making the mental switch from getting lean to shredded. (19:55)
  • How ‘Ready Player One’ hit it out of the park! (23:55)
  • Vuori is on a rocket ship! (26:55)
  • Sal’s strategy to cut down on caffeine. (29:01)
  • Dr. Seuss is royalty. (34:55)
  • The BLM organization continues to get called out! (37:09)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Big Conn on Apple+. (42:58)
  • Building healthy family routines with Felix Gray. (45:53)
  • The one-time Alex Jones snuck into Bohemian Grove. (49:43)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How do I eat in a surplus to build muscle? (56:33)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How do I train to prevent injuries, if I want to get back into playing basketball pushing 40? (1:08:53)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I best implement mobility work into a client's session to make it engaging for them, and want to keep practicing/improving in the long run? (1:22:13)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is the best way to incorporate auxiliary exercises (such as sled work, and mace bells/Indian clubs) into MAPS programs? (1:37:38)

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May 21, 2022
1818: The Best Rear Delt Building Exercises, the Relationship Between Strength & Muscle Growth, the Truth About the Carnivore Diet & More
01:17:25

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best position to perform isometrics, the best rear delt workouts, gaining strength to gain muscle, and their opinion on the carnivore diet if someone is doing it for lifestyle purposes and not weight loss.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Sports, they’re NOT good for you. It’s not a healthy way to get fit. (2:46)
  • The perfect recipe for a great pump! (15:47)
  • Seed is great for adults and kids! (18:40)
  • It’s the gopher apocalypse over at the Andrew’s household. (26:06)
  • It’s spider season y’all! (30:37)
  • Bunny rabbits are pets, right?! (32:27)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, ‘Our Father’ on Netflix. (33:14)
  • Sal is a fan of the AirPod Max headphones. (41:54)
  • PRx now has a dumbbell wall mount! (43:05)
  • Mind Pump Investments: The pandemic stocks taking a beating and the future for the real estate market. (44:47)
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) could increase chronic pain risk, a study suggests. (47:42)
  • #Quah question #1 - When training isometrics, should you do them from the stretched position where you’re weaker or the mid-position where you’re stronger? (52:37)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are the best rear delt workouts? (57:36)
  • #Quah question #3 - You guys talk about gaining strength to gain muscle, but how do you know if you’re too weak? (1:01:52)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is your opinion on the carnivore diet if someone is doing it for lifestyle purposes and not weight loss? (1:07:19)

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May 20, 2022
1817: Cameron Hanes- All Things Hunting
01:16:46

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with renowned hunter Cameron Hanes.

  • Is there a certain type of person attracted to bowhunting? (1:44)
  • His purist mentally towards his hunts. (4:04)
  • Is bowhunting more merciful than a bullet? (7:08)
  • Why bowhunting is a rep-related endeavor. (10:41)
  • Hunting doesn’t care who you are. (16:00)
  • How did he become known for bowhunting? (18:46)
  • Is hunting gaining popularity? (23:23)
  • The role hunters play in conservation. (25:33)
  • The misconceptions that critics have about hunters. (27:30)
  • How no medicine can beat exercise. (31:32)
  • Why there is a difference between scary and dangerous hunts. (32:48)
  • His most memorable kill. (38:35)
  • Do the hunts feel more meaningful on sacred ground? (40:03)
  • How running and hunting built his confidence. (43:49)
  • Cameron explains the difficulty of hauling back his kills. (46:16)
  • What has been his hardest haul? (49:33)
  • In his opinion, what is the best and worst-tasting meat? (52:09)
  • Everything is tougher in Africa. (55:28)
  • Where is a good place to start for a new hunter? (58:21)
  • Breaking down Hollywood actors’ techniques. (1:00:48)
  • Why you want to be as good on the 10th day, as on the 1st day. (1:02:55)
  • Has hunting made him a better father? (1:04:36)
  • How he uses his attention to educate. (1:07:20)
  • There is a David, and there is a Goggins. (1:08:47)
  • Hunting with Luke Bryan. (1:11:24)
  • Building lifelong relationships through hunting. (1:12:31)

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May 19, 2022
1816: Why Cardio Is an Inferior Way to Burn Fat, How to Prep for a Bikini Competition, Ways to Tell if You Have an Exercise Addiction & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:35:22

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach three Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When all things are considered, generally speaking, free weights are SUPERIOR to machines. (2:37)
  • The ultimate performance hack is brought to you by Organifi. (16:36)
  • Painting the picture of how the average person views weight training. (18:32)
  • Beware of leg kicks! (33:02)
  • How you are an average of the five friends you spend the most time with. (38:18)
  • When the market speaks, policies change! (41:38)
  • Get your FREE business assessment with NCI! (43:56)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What’s the point of doing cardio at all, especially when it comes to losing weight? (45:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What are some red flags to look for in a bodybuilding coach? (57:17)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - As an ultra-endurance athlete, what recommendations do you have for programming after completing MAPS Symmetry? (1:12:24)

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May 18, 2022
1815: Improving Fat Loss, Muscle Gain and Fitness With Continuous Glucose Monitors
01:15:18

In this episode Sal & Justin speak with Kara Collier and Dan Zavorotny of Nutrisense about how continuous glucose monitors work and how they function as a tool to improve health & fitness through personalized real-time data and individualized nutritional coaching.

  • What are continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and what are their values? (1:47)
  • Driving meaningful behavior changes through CGMs. (5:16)
  • How the numbers are a reflection of your current health. (6:41)
  • Why it’s more important to capture yellow flags and early warning signs than to wait until you have gotten to a disease state. (9:14)
  • When glucose rises, insulin usually follows. (11:36)
  • Why you don’t realize that mind-body connection until you have the data to back it up. (14:30)
  • Identifying how different we truly are. (18:01)
  • Insulin, the boy who cries wolf. (23:42)
  • The most important form of exercise to combat increased levels of glucose and insulin. (24:59)
  • Why are prescriptions required for CGMs? (27:34)
  • Why having the hardware, software, and a registered dietician has been the playmaker for NutriSense. (31:19)
  • How they use the data to coach their clients. (32:25)
  • The 4 variables you want to sink through when having a response to certain foods. (34:06)
  • The importance in implementing stress management tools and how the CGM can bring awareness. (37:23)
  • Are there supplements that mitigate higher glucose levels? (40:22)
  • Why she recommends eating 2-3 meals a day for the average person. (43:40)
  • The impact CGMs have on weight loss. (45:04)
  • How their device helps with the flexibility of tracking. (49:55)
  • Why with nutrition individual variance MATTERS! (54:13)
  • Have they seen customers/clients sticking around after the 2 weeks? (58:49)
  • Understanding how to eat through CGMs. (1:02:17)

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May 16, 2022
1814: The Best Way to Train When Cutting, How to Kickstart Leg Growth, Ways to Overcome Back Pain & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:25:31

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach three Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the BEST exercises for full, round delts is the Z-Press! (2:29)
  • Mind Pump’s breakfast staples. (11:24)
  • Caffeine is a gnarly drug! (17:32)
  • Mind Pump Investments: The tumbling Stock Market and Coinbase plummeting. (21:00)
  • The tragedy surrounding the baby formula shortage. (23:04)
  • If you lead a healthy life, it’s less expensive. (26:24)
  • AirPods are a hell of a product! (27:58)
  • A new study reveals why teenagers tune out their parents’ voices. (31:18)
  • Subscribe to Mind Pump Clips on YouTube! (35:34)
  • Nike blasts StockX for selling counterfeit shoes. (36:35)
  • How your bowel movements tell the story of your health. (39:20)
  • The many benefits of alpha-lipoic acid on your body's cells. (44:39)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Should I be aiming for progressive overload while I’m in a calorie deficit? (49:19)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Do you have any advice on how to get my leg strength and mass to catch up to my upper body? (1:00:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Where should I start in fixing my squat so I'm pain-free? (1:13:05)

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May 14, 2022
1813: The Best Tricep Building Exercises, How to Pack on Muscle With Farmer Carries, Ways to Activate Your Quads When Squatting & More
01:18:55

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best tricep exercises, adding heavy dumbbell farmer carries to pack on muscle, the best way to get your quads engaged if you’re having a hard time feeling them when back squatting, and the truth about studies showing you need way less volume to maintain muscle and strength than to build it.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here’s an easy way to increase the effectiveness of your workout. PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN! Stay focused on what you’re doing. (2:21)
  • Mind Pump East needs an upgrade. (5:07)
  • Sal’s Mother’s Day blunder. (7:23)
  • Adam’s worst rim job of all time. (11:20)
  • Organifi’s new Crisp Apple Green Juice is CRUSHING! (17:18)
  • The guy’s first take on the new Avatar trailer. (24:44)
  • Should a 6-year-old be running a marathon? (26:25)
  • If you don’t use it, you lose it. (32:20)
  • The latest statistics on the amount of sex young adults are NOT having. (40:44)
  • Butcher Box has great products and is a GREAT place to work! (52:17)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are the best tricep exercises? (59:40)
  • #Quah question #2 - Will adding heavy dumbbell farmer carries to the end of a full-body workout make sense as a finisher? I’m a new lifter looking to pack on muscle. (1:04:22)
  • #Quah question #3 - What is the best way to get your quads engaged if you’re having a hard time feeling them when back squatting? (1:08:22)
  • #Quah question #4 - Can you shed some light on the truth about studies showing you need way less volume to maintain muscle and strength than to build it? (1:11:07)

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May 13, 2022
1812: Fatherhood With Ben Greenfield
01:19:19

1812:  Fatherhood With Ben Greenfield

  • Has he noticed any parallels in his sons’ personalities or interests to his own? (2:21)
  • Having those interesting, yet important, discussions with your teenage children. (6:17)
  • The challenges of unschooling. (8:54)
  • Building non-privileged children through the Greenfield Family Playbook. (27:29)
  • Going through the rite of passage from boyhood to manhood. (35:45)
  • Why Ben and his wife preach conscious-based parenting. (39:42)
  • How has he addressed pornography with his children? (43:27)
  • Navigating and being the example of being a good man/father. (48:27)
  • Why Ben is writing a parenting book. (53:00)
  • The impact breathwork has been on his children. (57:08)
  • The important habits/practices he has built into his son’s daily lives. (58:37)
  • What worries him about future technologies? (1:03:34)
  • Choose happiness and love. (1:10:49)
  • Does he find his passion for fatherhood growing? (1:16:06)

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May 12, 2022
1811: Signs You Are Overtraining, Avoiding Weight Gain When Scaling Back Training, Ways to Maintain Fitness As a New Parent & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:31:07

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The THREE most important components of getting a GOOD PUMP: WATER, SALT, and CARBS. (2:51)
  • Body by cheese! (6:24)
  • The guy's favorite and least favorite classes in high school. (9:15)
  • Making the case that the student loan system should be market-based. (16:16)
  • Rambo couldn’t save her. (20:40)
  • Dad life updates with the guys: Going out to dinner with children, manifesting good traits into your child, and showing love. (23:25)
  • The benefits of collagen protein if you lift heavy. (29:36)
  • Scientists claim to have learned the secret to successful flirting. (35:24)
  • The value in taking NED’s hemp oil before your next mobility session. (42:18)
  • Big Pharma is taking over your TV. (47:42)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any suggestions on workouts or a MAPS program that would be best while distressing? (51:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Could overtraining be the main cause of not regaining lean body mass and progressing in my workouts? (1:00:14)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How should I program my workouts to maintain my gains post-baby? (1:10:59)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What can I do to compensate for gaining body fat, for my less demanding job? (1:21:43)

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May 11, 2022
1810: Why Most Trainers Are Broke
01:12:22
  • Why is there a HUGE demand and a LOW supply of quality trainers? (2:52)
  • Seven reasons why most trainers are broke. 
  • #1 – They suck! (8:24)
  • #2 – Leads vs. sales. (20:37)
    • Not willing to work for FREE! (28:22)
  • #3 - Retention vs. acquisition. (34:23)
  • #4 - Lifetime customer value. (38:18)
  • #5 - Solopreneur vs. entrepreneur. (44:15)
  • #6 - Transactions vs. system. (50:50)
  • #7 - Lack of patience. (56:14)

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May 09, 2022
1809: How to Breathe When Lifting, the Key Ingredients of an Effective Workout, Ways to Avoid Neck Pain When Pressing & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:34:31

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the best ways to get your body to start progressing again is to change your workouts. Change the TEMPO, and you change the workout. (2:16)
  • Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. (14:07)
  • Sal’s wife is a champion! (22:32)
  • Have you heard of ‘hole in one’ insurance?! (26:33)
  • How kids keep raising the bar of dumb challenges. (31:31)
  • The benefits of red-light therapy and hair loss. (39:21)
  • How Adam has been taking the Red Juice from Organifi to mitigate his symptoms of going off caffeine. (46:37)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The fastest animal on the planet and hyena's faux penis. (50:50)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What approach should I have to release the neck tightness when doing presses? (56:48)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Is it ok for your shoulders to click on lateral raises? (1:06:09)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Is there a proper breathing technique when lifting heavy? (1:13:14)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What are the best metrics to use when evaluating the effectiveness of a given program and how you're engaging with that program? (1:23:22)

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May 07, 2022
1808: How to Build Bigger Arms, the Truth About Muscle Confusion, the Correct Way to Train to Failure & More
01:27:07

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about growing stubborn biceps, whether changing phases is effective because of “muscle confusion,” if it is ok to train to failure if only focusing on a muscle group once a week, and whether bodybuilding is healthy.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here’s a simple tip that will get you leaner and healthier. EAT PROTEIN FIRST! (2:29)
  • Crypto ads are EVERYWHERE! (9:18)
  • People are the currency. (13:21)
  • Why the Supreme Court leak is very scary. (17:28)
  • Should there be warning labels on sugary drinks? (23:44)
  • Caldera Labs is clinically proven to work on ALL skin types! (31:51)
  • Dad life updates with Adam, Justin, and Sal. (38:26)
  • Vuori is your Mother’s Day one-stop shop. (41:42)
  • Will movie theaters ever go away? (45:54)
  • #Quah question #1 - Incredibly stubborn bicep and tricep growth despite all other muscle groups improving. Should I target volume or intensity, and are giant sets counterproductive or overworking? (58:42)
  • #Quah question #2 - Does the effectiveness of changing phases for hypotrophy say anything about the truth behind “muscle confusion?” (1:07:10)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it ok to train to failure if I’m only focusing on a muscle group once a week? (1:15:08)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is bodybuilding healthy? (1:21:10)

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May 06, 2022
1807: Why All Moms Deserve Time for Self-Care
51:24

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the value of mothers and the need for them to prioritize taking time to care of themselves.

  • What drives moms to hire personal trainers more than any other demographic? (2:14)
  • You can’t pour from an empty cup. (5:50)
  • The value of working out to increase productivity. (8:16)
  • Learning from example. (12:17)
  • The importance of taking time for yourself. (17:03)
  • The #1 hurdle for this type of client. (19:37)
  • How you can workout in a way that actually energizes you! (23:37)
  • Strength feels attractive! (29:33)
  • The health benefits of resistance training in speeding up your metabolism. (30:34)
  • Train smarter, NOT harder. (31:57)
  • Being the example for your kids. (33:59)
  • The value in spending money for time. (37:06)
  • The top 2 tips for workout efficiency in terms of results in the gym. (40:23)
  • Why there is a hierarchy in exercise selection and programming. (42:57)
  • Don’t be afraid to break up your workouts. (44:45)
  • General, easy rules for strength training. (47:36)

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May 05, 2022
1806: The Best Way to Work Out Without Equipment, All-Day Workouts For Accelerated Muscle Gain, How to Determine How Fast Your Metabolism Is & More
01:45:06

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When it comes to resistance training, it is a SKILL. The MOST important factors with resistance training are FORM, TECHNIQUE, and CONTROL. (2:43)
  • Becoming aware and dealing with your impulses. (13:02)
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly in Salt Lake City. (21:00)
  • Have women been shaming men since the beginning of time? (30:02)
  • Stunning statistics of Americans’ view on cremation. (37:08)
  • Busting the myths around the popular narratives surrounding millionaires and billionaires. (40:54)
  • Public Goods, a hedge to protect yourself from inflation. (50:23)
  • The changing trends in people returning to the gym. (52:44)
  • If you’re feeling anxious, put on blue-blocking glasses! (58:30)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is weight lifting hurting my progress in break dancing? (1:00:19)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any suggestions to maintain muscle when working in a remote location with limited equipment? (1:13:01)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Am I wasting my time by breaking up my workouts, being a shift-worker, and not wanting to impact my sleep? (1:21:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How do I determine my caloric intake based on my activity level? (1:32:54)

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May 04, 2022
1805: The Importance of Spiritual Health With Rabbi David Wolpe
01:04:14

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Rabbi David Wolpe about the importance of spiritual health in these challenging times.

  • A little background on Rabbi David Wolpe. (2:11)
  • Is religion still important in modern times? (3:25)
  • Why all good impulses need good institutions and organizations to keep them going. (4:58)
  • Is a spiritual practice essential for health? (7:30)
  • When has his faith been tested the most? (9:59)
  • The two key reasons why people suffer. (11:30)
  • Why evolution is a mixed bag. (14:36)
  • The dangers of moral altruism. (17:58)
  • The consequences of easy access to pornography. (21:15)
  • Why more knowledge isn't necessarily solving things. (25:39)
  • What concerns him the most in the social landscape? (28:16)
  • How we have forgotten to forgive. (30:05)
  • What is the most popular book he has written, and why? (33:22)
  • When did he decide to become a Rabbi? (34:16)
  • His thoughts on the problems in higher education. (35:30)
  • Why is it popular to be anti-Israel? (37:36)
  • Does science need religion? (39:40)
  • Why what someone writes on the page isn’t necessarily the life that they lead. (42:51)
  • Are we made to worship? (46:13)
  • Why we have to coexist in this world. (48:23)
  • The overall impact of the pandemic on the church or synagogue. (51:15)
  • How does he counsel couples through marital problems? (56:33)
  • What has his interest right now? (57:50)
  • His advice for a better life. (59:12)
  • Keep searching for meaning! (1:00:49)

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May 02, 2022
1804: Explosive Exercises for Muscle Growth & Fat Loss, the Impact of Short-Term Caloric Restriction on the Metabolism, the Pros & Cons of Eating Carbs & More (Listener Live Coaching)
02:00:07

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Whether your goal is to cut or bulk, you should train to BUILD MUSCLE. (3:23)
  • The value of having levity in a situation. (14:52)
  • What is the best temperature for sleep? (22:05)
  • The oldest person in the world passed away at 119! (26:07)
  • Framing the average workweek. (34:54)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercombie & Fitch on Netflix. (40:19)
  • Why the guys think a ‘disinformation governance board’ is a terrible idea, inconsistency from the left and the right, and why voting should be hard.  (48:51)
  • Why Justin is a BIG whey protein guy now. (59:01)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Do you feel anabolic cardio or explosive exercises produce a muscle-building signal similar to or less than weight training? (1:04:54)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Is it detrimental to make a drastic drop in calories below maintenance in order to maintain long-term weight loss? (1:18:53)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Is it better to add weight to the bar or make it feel heavy by slowing down the reps and focusing on the squeeze of the muscle? (1:33:56)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Where do carbs fit into your diet? (1:41:45)

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Apr 30, 2022
1803: The Truth About Chiropractors, How Training Should Change After Age 45, the Detrimental Effect of Pain Killers on Muscle Growth & More
01:34:20

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how often one should see a chiropractor, the benefits of using calorie cycling, what their workouts will look like at age 45, and if taking painkillers before or after lifting inhibits muscle growth.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the easiest and best ways to know that you are doing the right kind of training, eating the best diet, and living the best lifestyle is if you are getting STRONGER. (3:43)
  • How conversations with friends have changed since becoming fathers. (8:28)
  • Awkward moments with your children. (11:57)
  • Sal recaps his recent business trip to LA. (17:22)
  • The guys discuss how our media covers high-profile trials. (26:13)
  • Elon wins! (30:00)
  • The guys provide a follow-up on their minerals & metals test from equi.life. (44:51)
  • Why being deficient in vitamin D is not good. (49:25)
  • The issue Mind Pump has with people taking things out of context on social media. (51:55)
  • Organifi crushes in the flavor department! (58:35)
  • #Quah question #1 - How often should you see a chiropractor? (1:00:20)
  • #Quah question #2 - Other than reducing the risks of metabolic adaptation, what are the positives of using calorie cycling over the same caloric intake? (1:09:57)
  • #Quah question #3 - What would your routine go-to workouts look like at age 45? (1:16:29)
  • #Quah question #4 - Can taking painkillers before or after lifting inhibit muscle growth? (1:26:00)

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Apr 29, 2022
1802: Seven Surprising Benefits of Exercise
50:00

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss seven benefits of exercise that are often overlooked.

  • Seven Surprising Benefits of Exercise. (1:46)
  • #1 – Decreases cognitive decline. (2:12)
  • #2 – Improves your relationship with pain. (12:40)
  • #3 – Makes you happier. (21:22)
  • #4 – Slows down your biological clock. (28:53)
  • #5 – Helps you recover from major illnesses. (33:37)
  • #6 – Improves your sex life. (36:43)
  • #7 – Teaches you acceptance. (44:43)

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Apr 28, 2022
1801: The Best Way to Work Out With No Equipment, How to Transition From Endurance to Strength Training, Adjusting Workouts When Starting TRT & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:38:39

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: How you can lose weight, and your body fat percentage can go up! (4:02)
  • Cannabis and working out. (17:32)
  • Fun updates and the latest growth phases of the Mind Pump kids. (25:40)
  • Congratulations to the Di Stefano family! (33:51)
  • The effects of inflation on the global food supply. (39:17)
  • The staggering amount of equity people are pulling out of their homes. (44:03)
  • Scientists demonstrate a new mechanism by which amino acids curb appetite. (45:24)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What is the best way to optimize my workouts and diet when starting TRT? (49:31)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What is the best routine to recondition my body for a military test? (1:07:16)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What is the best way to workout with no equipment? (1:16:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any advice on transitioning my mindset from endurance to strength training? (1:22:32)

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Apr 27, 2022
1800: How to Set Your Day Up for Success
01:01:42

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the importance of routines to provide structure and a higher probability of success to each day.

  • Why your morning routine may be working against you. (1:43)
  • Is there a hierarchy of morning routines? (3:30)
  • The BIG myths surrounding routines. (6:07)
  • The Mind Pump hacks that make their morning routines quick and effortless. (7:24)
  • The magic of building a sleep routine. (21:41)
  • The value of having a food routine. (40:34)
  • The importance of setting the intention for your workout plan. (50:26)
  • Why you don’t want to marry your routine. (58:52)

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Apr 25, 2022
1799: How to Get Visible Abs Even With Higher Body Fat, Ways to Increase Protein Consumption, Why Weight Loss Can Result In Increased Body Fat & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:44:20

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When it comes to fitness and all the commonly accepted methods of training your body, they actually all work. But nothing works forever. (3:57)
  • The guys recap their Easter Sunday with their families. (11:49)
  • Muscle activations studies and their flaws. (25:46)
  • A good lesson in checking your ego. (32:22)
  • How Justin is showing what’s possible to his student-athletes. (34:46)
  • Mind Pump’s first take on Organifi’s new ‘Green Juice’ flavor. (38:25)
  • The guys discuss Bill Maher letting his hair down on his recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience. (41:20)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty on HBO Max. (44:20)
  • The effectiveness of binaural beats and music on the brain. (50:08)
  • Police officer’s clever way to avoid people uploading videos on them. (55:00)
  • Disney is not reading the crowd well. (56:04)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How would you match a diet for each type of training season? (58:48)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Do you have any tips on how to improve protein intake? (1:11:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I get more visible abs at a higher body fat percentage? (1:26:46)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Why am I not seeing weight loss results when I am in a calorie deficit, running 10K a day, and working out 5-6 days a week? (1:34:08)

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Apr 23, 2022
1798: Weighted Dips vs. Bench Press for Chest Development, the Dangers of Diet Soda, Training & Diet Best Practices for Maximizing TRT Benefits & More
01:12:53

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how weighted dips compared to the bench press, whether drinking diet soda is really so unhealthy, the best diet, sleep and workout practices when starting TRT to maximize response, and how social media has changed the health and fitness space for better or worse.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: All exercises have value! The key is in how you apply them. (3:40)
  • The value of isometrics for building muscle and strength. (9:45)
  • A high school football training update with Justin Andrews: How the kids are beginning to see transformations, building the foundation, and leader boards. (12:17)
  • The health benefits of whey protein. (17:03)
  • The psychology behind the value of sports. (19:45)
  • How your grip strength is a HUGE indicator of good health. (24:54)
  • What is it about Elon Musk that people don’t like? (28:43)
  • Melatonin’s strong effect on growth hormone. (35:01)
  • When a self-driving car gets pulled over by the police. (38:59)
  • How Justin has been using weed-whacking as a meditative practice. (42:01)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do weighted dips compare to the bench press? (46:58)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is drinking diet soda really so bad for you? (51:55)
  • #Quah question #3 - When starting TRT, what are the best practices to maximize response? Diet, sleep, workout, etc.? (59:02)
  • #Quah question #4 - How has social media changed the health and fitness space? For the better or for worse? (1:04:55)

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Apr 22, 2022
1797: The 5 Step Strategy to Defeat Cravings
47:29

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five steps that help eliminate food cravings.

  • Why there is so much more to food than being robotic about it. (2:22)
  • How language shapes the way you feel about certain things. (4:14)
  • Label the feeling and master the action. (6:02)
  • Change the relationship you have with the craving. (13:58)
  • The 5 Step Strategy to Defeat Cravings. 
  • #1 – Become aware. (16:25)
  • #2 – Create space between the feeling and the impulse. (25:13)
  • #3 – Eat in ways that lower cravings. (31:25)
  • #4 – Drink a lot of water. (38:06)
  • #5 – Practice fasting. (41:22)

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Apr 21, 2022
1796: How to Stay in Shape When You Travel, Strength Training for the Endurance Athlete, How to Properly Prepare the Body to Lift Heavy & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:37:32

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Ladies, don’t be afraid to go on a bulk. Most of the time, it’s exactly what you need to do to get the body you want. (4:05)
  • New product alert from Paleo Valley! (9:30)
  • Justin rids his house of the ‘demon’ relic and inflation woes. (12:18)
  • Another case for the benefits of donating blood. (16:25)
  • Cool Science News with Sal: California start-up sends tiny robots on a voyage into brains. (20:03)
  • Mind Pump Recommends: Raised by Wolves on Netflix.  (21:25)
  • The importance of knowing when to increase volume and when to back down. (24:38)
  • A high school football update with Justin: Hosting a lift-athon for the kids, programming updates, and lessons he is learning about himself. (28:08)
  • Tech billionaires rally around nuclear as the energy crisis looms. (33:36)
  • Mark Zuckerberg spends how much on security?! (36:06)
  • Mind Pump joining TikTok, debating short vs. long-form video, and being a visual vs. audio learner. (41:58)
  • Sal’s favorite new shirt from Vuori. (53:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – Any insight on the best way to stay in shape while traveling? (55:17)
  • #ListenerLive question #2- What program would you recommend to complement my marathon training? (1:05:45)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Any suggestions on how you would approach programming for a client with postural deviations? (1:17:19)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – What is the best way to train to pass a military test? (1:26:38)

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Apr 20, 2022
1795: Cultivating a Wellness Mindset With Darin Olien
01:36:07

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Darin Olien, best selling author, and co-host of Down to Earth With Zac Efron.

  • How Darin & Zac Effron revamped and launched a Netflix series  (2:46)
  • Finding integrity while only scratching the surface on such deep topics (8:45)
  • How they chose their filming locations (12:08)
  • The unique balance in Iceland (13:42)
  • The location that he was most excited to take Zack (16:38)
  • Darin loses his home to the fires (19:49)
  • The sageing ceremony 23:42
  • Where his passion to teach others comes from (28:51)
  • What has the new success brought him (32:09)
  • Why is it alluring to be a victim (35:00) 
  • It’s the struggle that shapes you (39:40)
  • Your intimate language,  listening to yourself and his latest aha moment (43:42)
  • Most common superfood  and the ones not so known (49:17)
  • The invisible killers (57:20)
  • Eating real whole foods vs engineered foods (1:08:57)
  • Healing waters of France and water frequency (1:14:17)
  • Practical decisions about water (1:29:27)

 

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Apr 18, 2022
1794: Counting Macros vs. Intuitive Eating for Fat Loss, What to Do if Your Lifts Are Not Improving, the Importance of Squatting Deep vs. Squatting Heavy & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:36:27

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you have a slow metabolism, and you want to speed it up, one of the KEY things you need to do is eat in a calorie SURPLUS. (3:43)
  • The many benefits of red-light therapy on your mitochondria. (14:06)
  • Why drinking ANY alcohol is bad for you. (21:06)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The secret Nazi bunkers of Antarctica. (25:57)
  • Why Adam is bitter about Sal’s sleeping superpower. (30:30)
  • Cool Science with Sal: Virtual reality treatment of claustrophobia. (35:00)
  • The scary scenes in Shanghai and the case against lockdowns. (40:55)
  • The benefits of plant protein powders and, in particular, the quality over at Organifi. (49:20)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is it better to squat low or heavy? (53:40)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any advice on getting stronger or leaner in preparation for an upcoming powerlifting meet? (1:04:34)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Any signs to look for if my diet isn’t working? (1:15:00)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How can I progress my pulling movements? (1:26:28)

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Apr 16, 2022
1793: How to Control Cravings. Tips for Keeping Gains While on Vacation, the Truth About Decline Bench Presses & More
01:13:17

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about controlling cravings, how to keep gains while going on vacation, the benefits of doing decline bench presses, and how to spot dumbbell chest presses.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Isometrics, believe it or not, this type of training builds muscle and burns body fat the fastest. It is the type of contraction that will activate the MOST muscle fibers. (4:01)
  • Adam and Sal recap the NCI Coaching Con event. (16:03)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, State and Liberty clothing. (26:45)
  • The guys speculate on why Elon Musk dropped his Twitter board seat. (29:57)
  • Will Tesla mine for lithium? (34:08)
  • The secret to brilliant kids. (35:10)
  • Why Mind Pump loves Blinkist. (42:10)
  • California’s first lab-grown mosquitoes may take flight stirring controversy. (46:21)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can someone control cravings? (52:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I keep my gains while going on vacation for three weeks? (1:01:57)
  • #Quah question #3 -  What, if any, are the benefits of doing decline bench presses? (1:06:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – When I’m spotting someone doing a dumbbell chest press, should I be spotting at the elbow or wrist? (1:09:06)

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Apr 15, 2022
1792: The Secrets of Happy People With Arthur C. Brooks
01:33:04

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with New York Times best selling author, Harvard professor and happiness expert, Arthur Brooks on what happiness is and how to achieve it.

  • What is a social scientist? (3:33)
  • Why does academia lack humility? (4:38)
  • The massive human experiment that is the coronavirus pandemic. (7:58)
  • Is fear or control the biggest deterrent to your pursuit of happiness? (10:23)
  • Why there is fear-based polarity in the US. (16:32)
  • The comparison trap, that is social media. (19:05)
  • Why do parents tend to overprotect their children? (21:40)
  • What motivated him to write his new book? (25:50)
  • The commonalities of the happy as they age. (30:42)
  • Why wisdom is knowing how to use what you know. (33:20)
  • How life is not that interesting when you don’t have diversity. (36:50)
  • The importance of having a spiritual practice. (41:05)
  • The big problems created by the coronavirus and how to combat them. (45:14)
  • When you hate, someone is profiting. (50:12)
  • Arthur’s hopeful mindset for the future. (53:37)
  • The Opposite Signal Strategy (OSS) to combat loneliness. (55:42)
  • The thought experiment of understanding your intrinsic vs. extrinsic reward system. (57:39)
  • Do not let success ruin your happiness! (1:03:13)
  • How critical is the partner we choose to do this life with? (1:07:02)
  • Beware of success addiction. (1:09:26)
  • The practices of a healthy relationship. (1:16:50)
  • Being the child of a social scientist. (1:21:33)
  • Mind Pump, the happiness podcast. (1:26:40)
  • What is the secret to communicating with people with opposing views? (1:27:47)

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Apr 14, 2022
1791: The Best Macro Profile for Building Muscle & Burning Fat, the Minimum Effort Required to Maintain Muscle, How to Enjoy Alcohol & Still Get Shredded & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:44:06

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Be science-based, but NOT science bound! (5:32)
  • New Program Alert! Introducing MAPS Symmetry. (22:37)
  • Are more women lifting heavy in the gym than men? (26:16)
  • Downfalls of being a billionaire. (31:21)
  • Sal is out there creating hype for Caldera. (41:19)
  • Save your money, the aliens are coming! (43:36)
  • Drug releasing contact lenses are near! (46:51)
  • DNA-Based personalized medicine may change healthcare forever. (48:17)
  • LivON Labs: Tastes like it works! (50:25)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What is the minimum amount of work needed to keep muscle? (56:25)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What is the best macronutrient profile to build muscle and burn fat? (1:07:16)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Is alcohol that big of a detriment to fat loss or can I still enjoy a few drinks a week and see results? (1:16:10)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Is losing muscle a good strategy in my sport of barrel racing? (1:32:30)

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Apr 13, 2022
1790: The Secret to an Attractive & Functional Body
52:43

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the steps to build a balanced and symmetrical body that not only looks good but also performs well.

  • The universal attraction to symmetry. (3:13)
  • Different examples in sports where symmetry is very telling. (6:25)
  • The first moment the guys visibly experienced an imbalance in their bodies. (11:56)
  • What you train, you make stronger. (16:23)
  • The biggest lagging parts in the competitive and general population. (19:05)
  • The Steps to an Attractive & Functional Body. 
  • #1 – Eat to build. (20:41)
  • #2 – Utilize isometrics. (24:00)
  • #3 – Incorporate unilateral training. (32:14)
  • #4 – Go back to bilateral training. (43:33)
  • #5 – Repeat the cycle. (46:25)
  • Introducing MAPS Symmetry! (46:51)

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Apr 11, 2022
1789: What to Do When Your Workout Progress Stalls, Ways to Determine if a Body Part Split Is Right for You, How to Work Out During Ramadan & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:43:15

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The most successful people set the stage for what is important. (3:18)
  • Having kid’s over for a slumber party is fun, right? (13:53)
  • The guys predict how Elon Musk will shake up Twitter. (29:39)
  • Dr. Becky Campbell’s massive transformation! (35:57)
  • Comparing intramuscular vs. subcutaneous testosterone injections. (36:50)
  • Exercise and its effects on depression. (41:00)
  • We never do nothing! (43:56)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Is a recession or correction on the horizon? (46:42)
  • Who wears the Vuori ‘meta pants’ better? (56:08)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How do I wean myself off HIIT training to get to a more balanced way of working out and heal my metabolism? (59:00)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What program would you recommend for someone coming off a training layoff and someone with severe gut issues? (1:15:01)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What are some ways to determine if a body part split is right for me? (1:22:20)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What would be the best time to train during Ramadan? (1:30:52)

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Apr 09, 2022
1788: Exercises to Build a Thicker Neck, the Muscle Building Benefits of Training to Failure, the Truth About Building Muscle on a Keto Diet & More
01:21:39

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises that build a thicker neck, the advantages to sometimes going to failure, the best way to keep the butt from shooting up on the deadlift, and building muscles on a keto diet.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The MOST important factor when it comes to your exercises is form and technique. Without it, your workouts are FAR less effective and WAY MORE dangerous. (2:38)
  • Orangetheory’s new clever marketing experiment. (9:01)
  • Where does Mind Pump stand on plastic surgery? (13:20)
  • Justin’s “cursed” art piece. (19:56)
  • Elon Musk is a gangster! (24:10)
  • Adam recommends Undercover Billionaire on Discovery+. (31:05)
  • A bold idea to stall the climate crisis by building better trees. (42:07)
  • New flavor alert from Magic Spoon! (48:40)
  • The guys on Logan Paul’s debut at WWE’s WrestleMania. (50:43)
  • How Sal has been using Organifi’s red and green juice while cutting calories. (57:00)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are some exercises that can build a thicker neck? (1:00:46)
  • #Quah question #2 - Are there advantages to sometimes going to failure? (1:07:44)
  • #Quah question #3 - What’s the best way to keep your butt from shooting up on deadlifts? (1:12:38)
  • #Quah question #4 - Thoughts on bodybuilding and building muscle on a keto diet? (1:16:50)

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Apr 08, 2022
1787: Lifting Weights Is Best for Flexibility
45:48

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin detail why lifting weights is a superior way to gain functional flexibility when applied properly.

  • What is functional flexibility? (3:09)
  • The importance of your central nervous system (CNS) in being the governor of your body and assessing risk. (6:29)
  • Ways to lift weights to improve functional flexibility. (15:43)
  • #1 – Train with CONTROL. (16:03)
  • #2 – Train in YOUR fullest range of motion. (20:25)
  • #3 – Strengthen and train your body in ALL different planes. (27:09)
  • #4 – Do correctional and mobility work OFTEN. (33:23)
  • #5 – Do NOT overtrain. (39:49)

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Apr 07, 2022
1786: What to Do When Weight Loss Stalls, How to Train & Diet to Look Your Best for a Special Event, Exercises for Hand & Wrist Health & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:45:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Food quality matters most in this order: Fats, proteins, and then carbohydrates. (4:17)
  • How the guys are switching up their Butcher Boxes. (15:09)
  • Getting intense with Justin Andrews. (18:35)
  • The NFL is aiming to disrupt the streaming wars. (22:00)
  • Mind Pump’s special talents. (26:19)
  • How Ned’s Mello has dramatically helped Adam’s magnesium deficiency. (30:52)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Is sexual orientation malleable through culture and environment? Or is it genetic? (36:13)
  • Disney is in a pickle over its CEO's latest comments. (41:13)
  • Why Adam is a new fan of Chris Distefano. (48:44)
  • The guys rate Britney Spears’ latest workout. (55:05)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What are some of the best exercises to strengthen hands and wrists? (58:32)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any tips or strategies going into “peak week”? (1:07:15)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Advice on breaking through a plateau? (1:20:52)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How would you structure a fitness routine for troubled middle school kids? (1:31:05)

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Apr 06, 2022
1785: Why Most Women Fail at Developing Their Butt
44:47

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover 5 reasons why women (& men) fail to develop their butt and what to do about it.

  • The evolution of desirable body parts to build. (2:20)
  • How our butt separates us from other primates. (4:01)
  • Why your glute strength is a reflection of your fitness. (6:10)
  • Why Lots of Women Fail at Building Their Butt. (7:14)
  • #1 – Not lifting heavy. (8:10)
  • #2 – Doing the wrong movements or exercises. (15:31)
  • #3 – Not feeding body enough. (21:02)
  • #4 – Lacking the connection to glutes. (27:25)
    • Great priming movements before your train your glutes. (34:07)
  • #5 – Bad workout programming. (36:50)

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Apr 04, 2022
1784: The Best Deadlift Variations, How to Maintain Athletic Performance Over 40, Training Around Overdeveloped Body Parts & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:50:21

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you want to lose weight, one of the first things a lot of you should do is actually INCREASE your calories. (3:32)
  • A reflection on the death of old Hollywood. (15:31)
  • How Caldera has the guys feeling on-camera ready. (33:02)
  • Public Goods sells wine! (35:50)
  • Is Justin’s son joining a biker gang? (41:18)
  • Is Elon Musk starting his own social media platform? (42:51)
  • So, you say you want to live on Mars? (44:07)
  • How many companies exist that are over 150 years old? (50:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What are the best deadlift variations? (54:52)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I modify my workouts so my arms don’t continue to grow? (1:15:04)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Any advice on how to maintain athletic performance over 40? (1:24:59)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any ideas or advice on how to train to maintain and improve my body at 71 years old? (1:38:55)

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Apr 02, 2022
1783: The Truth About Abs Being Made in the Kitchen, How to Prevent Becoming Muscle Bound, the Effectiveness of Massage Guns for Recovery & More
01:16:14

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether abs are made in the kitchen, why bodybuilding or strength training can results in limited mobility, whether massage guns are a helpful tool for recovery, and if eating fat in a post workout meal can slow down digestion and inhibit absorption of nutrients.

Apr 01, 2022
1782: When Machines Are Better Than Free Weights
52:07

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin compare free weights with machines and highlight the instances when machines are better than free weights.

  • Why Mind Pump is NOT anti-machines. (2:10)
  • The history of workout equipment. (3:38)
  • Why the guys mostly advocate for free weights over machines. (10:25)
  • #1 – Strength carryover. (10:37)
  • #2 – The free weights follow the person. (15:51)
  • #3 – Stability component. (21:12)
  • #4 – Build more muscle and burn more body fat. (24:48)
  • When Machines Are Better Than Free Weights.
  • #1 – Doesn't challenge stability. (26:52)
  • #2 – Target/isolate specific areas. (30:30)
  • #3 – Novelty. (34:55)
  • #4 – Some exercises are ineffective with free weights. (35:23)
  • #5 – Priming benefits. (37:28)
  • #6 – Some exercises are superior to free weights. (39:22)
  • #7 – Easy volume and less stress on the body. (40:53)
  • #8 – Allows you to have an adjustable resistance curve. (43:32)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite machines. (48:30)

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Mar 31, 2022
1781: How Shakes & Bars Stack Up to Whole Foods, Why Training 3 Days/Week Is Best for Most People, How to Adjust Training When Starting TRT & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:29:28

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The most valuable piece of equipment in the gym, BY FAR, is the cable machine. (3:45)
  • Is fitness under attack? (10:32)
  • Mind Pump on the FDA’s approval of GMO cows. (17:33)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Bang Energy vs. Pulse from Legion. (23:58)
  • The Government wants to maintain the illusion of freedom. (38:33)
  • New product alert from Chili Sleep! (43:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Do I workout as if I’m performance enhanced or do I not workout as if I’m performed enhanced? (48:50)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Are protein shakes and bars equivalent to whole foods? (59:18)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Can you provide tips to break through a plateau in my strength training? (1:07:33)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any advice on adjusting my training when starting TRT? (1:15:53)

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Mar 30, 2022
1780: Why Blood Tests Are Overrated With Dr. Stephen Cabral
01:41:47

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Stephen Cabral who talks about the shortcomings of blood tests and reveals the results of their hair lab test during the show.

Mar 28, 2022
1779: Training to Build Vs. Training to Maintain, How to Preserve Gains on Vacation, the Health Benefits of Donating Blood & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:40:45

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: You want BIG biceps, do heavy farmer walks. (3:33)
  • The guys address the controversy surrounding the Liver King. (17:24)
  • Max Lugavere is a freak of nature! (22:35)
  • Mind Pump’s theory on hormone therapy for the next decade. (25:36)
  • Shannon Richardson is an evil person. (35:09)
  • Are psychopaths attracted to other psychopaths? (37:08)
  • What Mind Pump is currently streaming on TV. (45:13)
  • How the high-protein cereal market is exploding in large part due to Magic Spoon. (48:10)
  • The guy’s favorite items from Vuori. (51:01)
  • How fashion always comes back full circle and the importance of using training as a tool. (52:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How much volume and intensity are required to maintain results? (1:02:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What programming would you recommend leading into an extended vacation to preserve gains? (1:12:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What are the health benefits of donating blood? (1:25:54)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is the right order to follow for MAPS workout programs? (1:31:18)

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Mar 26, 2022
1778: Powerlifting Vs. Powerbuilding, Bodybuilding Training For Athletes, the Pros & Cons of NoFap & More
01:16:16

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether powerbuilding is just powerlifting with the side effect of gaining mass and size, if an athlete can train like a bodybuilder and excel in their sport, whether someone in their late 20s should do TRT if their test levels are under 450, and the pros and cons of doing NoFap.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here is a simple easy way to lose body fat, eat your carbs! (3:14)
  • Mind Pump on the controversy surrounding transgender swimmer Lia Thomas. (12:19)
  • When strongmen compete in boxing. (22:28)
  • The Hope Study on resilience and the power of hope. (29:53)
  • Yet another reason why Zbiotics is superior in helping your gut break down acetaldehyde. (36:47)
  • The new frontier for advertising in our dreams. (40:09)
  • Eat Paleo Valley and avoid gas station beef sticks. (46:35)
  • #Quah question #1 - Is powerbuilding just powerlifting with the side effect being that of gaining mass and size? (50:28)
  • #Quah question #2 - Can an athlete train like a bodybuilder and excel in their sport? (57:29)
  • #Quah question #3 - Should someone in their late 20s do TRT if their test levels are under 450? (1:03:40)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are the scientific pros and cons of doing NoFap? (1:07:27)

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Mar 25, 2022
1777: Cooking Oils That Can Make You Sick With Max Lugavere
01:21:53

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Max Lugavere about the potential detrimental health effects of highly processed vegetable oils and his new cookbook, Genius Kitchen.

  • Is canola oil really that bad for your body? (2:51)
  • How damaged fat damages you. (5:53)
  • In a context of a calorie surplus, how much does this conversation change? (11:18)
  • How the dose makes the poison. (15:45)
  • What are the best oils to cook at high temperatures? (26:47)
  • How our policies have made our diets worse. (28:41)
  • Genius Kitchen: Fighting fire with fire. (31:28)
  • The misconception that healthy food doesn’t taste good. (37:20)
  • Why does Max choose to avoid artificial sweeteners? (41:00)
  • Some of Max’s favorite recipes from the book. (45:03)
  • Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. (47:24)
  • Selling the benefits and value of organ meats. (49:47)
  • The importance of being evidence-based and not evidence-bound. (55:45)
  • What does Max supplement with? (1:01:14)
  • The health benefits of eating at home. (1:08:10)
  • Connecting the signals how food makes you feel after you eat it. (1:11:59)
  • More valuable gems from Max’s new book. (1:14:50)

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Mar 24, 2022
1776: How to Start Strength Training, Getting in Shape for a Wedding, How to Train Around an Unusual Schedule & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:37:30

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: NO ONE cares how much you can bench press on the Smith Machine or how much weight you can put on the leg press, DOESN’T COUNT! (4:12)
  • New flavor alert from Organifi! (17:20)
  • When it comes to plants, variety makes a HUGE difference. (23:03)
  • Plant lives matter. (27:15)
  • Are kids more cautious these days when it comes to driving? (29:21)
  • Jessica’s sneaky attempts to get Sal to lose weight. (39:19)
  • How light has a profound effect on our sleep. (40:57)
  • Why Mind Pump believes Digital Wellness is the next big thing. (46:56)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What are your thoughts on the best approach to get in shape for my wedding? (54:36)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any advice on the best program for a new lifter to get into strength training? (1:07:12)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I program my workouts around an unusual work schedule? (1:14:19)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What are some ways I can maximize my client's success, without adding more to my schedule? (1:24:49)

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Mar 23, 2022
1775: Combatting the Detrimental Effects of Blue Light With David Roger
01:01:52

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with David Roger, founder and CEO of Felix Gray, a company addressing the detrimental effect digital devices have on the eyes.

  • Felix Gray LISTENS to their customers. (2:19)
  • Combining function with fashion. The origin story of Felix Gray. (2:55)
  • How Mind Pump was skeptical of their product early on. (9:04)
  • Their mission to improve your relationship with technology. (10:48)
  • You get what you pay for. (12:22)
  • The process of blocking blue-light without changing the color of what you see. (14:30)
  • How Felix Gray filters blue-light and doesn’t block it. (17:12)
  • The evolution of the science behind blue-blocking glasses. (20:37)
  • Where do they see the biggest room for growth in their market? (23:37)
  • Better educate their customers through internal data. (27:16)
  • The importance of being authentic first. (29:53)
  • The four key buckets they look for white space to add value to their customers. (32:48)
  • What gives him confidence in himself? (35:54)
  • How finding their product-market fit early on put them on a path to success. (37:24)
  • His current vision for himself, the company, and his leadership model. (40:14)
  • Any unique personality traits from childhood that he uses in his current profession? (44:49)
  • Where does the name ‘Felix Gray’ come from? (48:51)
  • His favorite book and why. (49:51)
  • Why does he go off the grid 1 week a year? (50:58)
  • Why he is a BIG proponent of getting into a flow state. (55:28)
  • The value of listening to where people are coming from. (57:09)

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Mar 21, 2022
1774: Pre-Vacation Hacks to Get Your Body Beach Ready, What to Do After a Successful Reverse Diet, the Value of Training in Different Planes of Motion & More
01:30:22

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: You want to get a bigger bench press? GET STRONGER at the overhead press! (3:12)
  • Mind Pump recommends the interview with Bill Maher on The Ben Shapiro Show. (7:05)
  • Mike Tyson’s brilliant marketing. (19:19)
  • Would you watch a boxing match between Kanye and Pete Davidson? (24:39)
  • There is NO probiotic that comes close to Seed! (32:11)
  • Sal’s excitement level over his son in training for Mind Pump. (34:34)
  • Mind Pump Kitchen: Adam and Catrina’s famous “lasagna” recipe brought to you by Butcher Box. (36:40)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any advice for training my body and mind for Ranger School? (41:05)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – With my history in training in the low rep range, what is the value of training in different planes of motion? (57:50)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Where do I go from here after going through a successful reverse diet? (1:05:21)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is the best way to utilize the transformation bundle, for maximum results, to get my body beach-ready? (1:20:08)

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Mar 18, 2022
1773: How Training Your Legs Can Build Your Arms, Why Soreness Is a Poor Indicator of Workout Effectiveness, the Benefit of Tracking Your Workout & More
01:16:08

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the advantages to tracking your workouts, the value of electric muscle stimulation for someone who needs to build lots of muscle, whether soreness is a good indicator of workout effectiveness, and if carbohydrates cause inflammation.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Hey fellas, you want bigger arms? STOP skipping leg day! (3:21)
  • What is Mind Pump streaming on TV? (8:11)
  • Sal’s ‘cold-busting’ supplement stack. (16:43)
  • The origins behind Caldera Lab’s name. (25:18)
  • Social media is a cesspool. (29:23)
  • Nothing will force you to be a man like having a kid. (39:47)
  • Mind Pump Table Topics. (40:58)
  • #Quah question #1 - Do you see any advantages in tracking your workouts? (54:32)
  • #Quah question #2 - Would you recommend electric muscle stimulation for someone who needs to build lots of muscle? (1:02:31)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is soreness a good indicator that your workout was effective? (1:06:25)
  • #Quah question #4 - Do carbohydrates cause inflammation? (1:09:48)

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Mar 18, 2022
1772: Can a Split Routine Be Effective for Beginners?
39:08

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the pros and cons of split routines and their appropriateness for beginners.

  • The history behind split routines. (1:53)
  • Are split routines still a part of gym culture? (4:27)
  • Who are split routines for, and what are the pros/cons? (5:47)
  • PRO: Total volume/maximize the pump. (8:13)
  • PRO: Combine exercises. (11:30)
  • PRO: Build lagging body parts. (12:59)
  • PRO: Love going to the gym. (14:30)
  • PRO: Ability to apply advanced lifting techniques. (16:40)
  • CON: Tend to overtrain. (19:22)
  • CON: Intentionally miss workouts. (21:22)
  • CON: Understand the complexity of workout programming. (24:41)
  • CON: Higher risk of injury. (28:15)
  • CON: Be honest with your current dedication to the gym. (29:28)
  • Writing a split routine, the RIGHT way, and the mistakes to avoid. (34:58)

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Mar 17, 2022
1771: Why Drinking When You Eat Can Cause Fat Gain, Steps to Get Back Into Training After an Injury, How to Adjust Workouts When on TRT & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:34:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Are you having trouble burning body fat? STOP drinking water while you eat! (6:05)
  • Would you give the Government the ultimate control over your money? (12:23)
  • Talk about work “benefits.” (21:26)
  • How Neanderthals and modern humans fought. (24:39)
  • Blinkist is a great way to get the gist of a book. (29:51)
  • Ned’s Sleep product has been reformulated. (34:40)
  • Joe De Sena on the desired outcome for his new show ‘No Retreat: Business Bootcamp’. (35:53)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What are the steps to get back into training after a concussion? (49:20)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Can you provide some mobility training advice for gymnasts? (1:03:27)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How would you recommend building consistency and adjusting your workouts while on TRT? (1:12:46)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any advice on how to train to shrink down my legs? (1:23:26)

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Mar 16, 2022
1770: How Sleep Helps Your Muscles Recover and Grow
49:50

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover why sleep is so important for muscle recovery and growth and provide the best ways to improve sleep quality.

  • Sleep, the MOST underrated, but talked about thing to put energy/focus toward. (3:01)
  • There is more than just adapting and getting by. (6:45)
  • Listen up trainers! Do not make the same mistakes. (14:06)
  • The biggest changes to improve your sleep (30 Day Challenge). (21:32)
  • #1 – Get at least 30 minutes of direct sunlight. (21:42)
  • #2 – Go to bed and wake up at the same time. (25:39)
  • #3 – Have a sleep routine. (28:32)
  • #4 – Stop caffeine intake 10-12 hours before bed. (37:11)
  • #5 – Stop eating 2 hours before bed. (38:52)
  • #6 – Use wearables to track and monitor sleep. (40:32)
  • #7 – Try supplementation. (44:35)

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Mar 13, 2022
1769: Ways to Tell if Overtraining Is Killing Your Gains, the Importance of Lifting Form, How to Determine if a Double Split Routine Is Right for You & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:35:19

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The BEST time of the day to workout for consistency and long-term results is FIRST thing in the morning. (4:15)
  • Yes, the Slap Fighting Championship is a thing! (13:22)
  • The guys speculate on why major companies are boycotting Russia. (18:53)
  • An update on the guy's current workout routines and diets. (27:16)
  • How the Joovv panel has Doug’s testosterone going through the roof! (32:55)
  • Kristie Wolfe is CRUSHING the Airbnb market! (39:54)
  • What Mind Pump is watching on TV/film. (45:27)
  • Sal teases Organifi’s new flavors. (50:57)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - When it comes to the compound lifts, is it better to perfect the form or feel the target muscle? (54:04)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What is the best way to workout while in season? (1:06:55)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I determine if a double-spilt routine is right for me? (1:16:30)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Am I training too much to see gains? (1:25:04)

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Mar 12, 2022
1768: The Best Hamstring Building Exercises, the Truth About the Creatine Loading Phase, the Effectiveness of Carb Blockers & More
01:13:36

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best hamstring exercises to do in a garage gym that has no cable machines, the creatine loading phase, maintaining strength during a cut, and carb blocker supplements.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Fasting is grossly overrated! Don’t fall for the lies. (4:41)
  • Fitbit in some hot water. (13:11)
  • NCI, the highest level of professionalism. (16:04)
  • Caffeine powders are dangerous. (27:08)
  • The health benefits of bloodletting. (34:00)
  • The advantages of taking alpha-lipoic acid with meals from LivON Labs. (42:16)
  • Sal’s latest peptide stack from MP Hormones (48:25)
  • #Quah question #1 - What is the best hamstring exercise to do in a garage gym that has no cable machines? (54:48)
  • #Quah question #2 - What do you think about the creatine loading phase? (58:08)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are your thoughts on maintaining strength during a cut? (1:00:52)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is your opinion on pills or tablets called carb blockers? (1:08:11)

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Mar 11, 2022
1767: Dumbbells Vs. Barbells
37:35

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin compare the advantages and disadvantages of dumbbells vs. barbells when used with eight different goals in mind. 

  • Comparing the advantages and disadvantages of dumbbells versus barbells, and when appropriate to use with 8 different goals in mind. (2:35)
  • #1 - Range of motion. (4:36)
  • #2 – Overall maximal strength. (8:50)
  • #3 – Central Nervous System (CNS). (11:15)
  • #4 – Aesthetics. (13:01)
  • #5 – Athletics. (16:00)
  • #6 – Muscle imbalances. (19:53)
  • #7 – Explosive power. (24:07)
  • #8 – Upper/lower body. (28:55)
  • Bonus: If you had to pick one to use forever, which would you choose? (32:11)

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Mar 10, 2022
1766: How to Develop Explosive Power, Combining Bodyweight Training With Traditional Weight Training, Ways to Reduce Fatigue When Transitioning From Low Rep to High Rep Training & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:32:00

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Why your back pain may be due to something you are NOT even thinking about. You may have WEAK hip flexors! (4:13)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite gyms. (16:30)
  • Vitamin C and its effects on muscle adaptation. (24:11)
  • A home buyer report and speculating on if and when the bubble will burst. (26:28)
  • Why most people are 80% vegan. (33:19)
  • Magic Spoon has invaded Justin’s high school football team. (35:51)
  • Vuori is EVERYWHERE! (46:06)
  • When a frozen penis happens. (48:26)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What are some ways to reduce soreness and fatigue when transitioning from low reps to high reps? (51:57)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I bridge MAPS programs to fit my traveling lifestyle? (1:01:29)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I stay jacked and be a good mountain bike rider? (1:13:03)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How can I develop explosive power to incorporate into my pro wrestling training? (1:20:25)

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Mar 09, 2022
1765: Bodybuilding Vs. Powerlifting With Ben Pollack
01:13:50

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with powerlifter turned bodybuilder, Ben Pollack about the differences between the two sports.

  • Why did he switch from powerlifting to the sport of bodybuilding? (2:47)
  • What was the attraction to bodybuilding? (5:37)
  • Bodybuilding is objective, right? (6:24)
  • The mental challenge of switching focus in training. (8:42)
  • The differences in the physique between the two lifters. (16:36)
  • Did he feel he had a head start switching sports? (22:32)
  • Do the stereotypes hold for bodybuilders? (24:32)
  • Why MOST bodybuilders should be deadlifting. (27:06)
  • What exercises, from bodybuilding, will he continue to incorporate into his training? (29:46)
  • The contrast in nutrition transitioning from powerlifting to bodybuilding. (33:27)
  • What did his PRs look like at his lowest and highest weight? (40:44)
  • Why he loves the Smith Machine for chest work. (42:00)
  • What can powerlifters learn from bodybuilders and vice versa? (44:21)
  • The differences in drug use between the two sports. (46:20)
  • Does he have any favorite anabolics? Least favorites? (51:14)
  • The importance of monitoring your health. (54:35)
  • Has the weight gain affected his sleep? (56:31)
  • Has this change made an impact on his business? Any hate? (59:49)
  • Which training style would be more conducive for longevity? (1:01:13)
  • What does the future look like for Ben? (1:06:19)
  • Becoming more open-minded, the benefits of sled training, and isometrics. (1:08:04)

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Mar 07, 2022
1764: Making Progress in the Gym After 40, the Detrimental Effect of Digestive Issues on Muscle Gain, How to Improve a Poor Appetite & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:34:19

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If your goal is to build muscle, strength, and speed up your metabolism. Do cardio at the END of the workout and NOT at the beginning. (3:29)
  • The moment you know your wife REALLY loves you. (15:36)
  • The awkward moment of witnessing a speakerphone bathroom conversation. (19:53)
  • Justin, the gymnastics Dad. (23:24)
  • Sexuality is a spectrum. (27:20)
  • Get your heritage pork from Butcher Box! (38:24)
  • Sal’s old man moment. (41:37)
  • How going to failure can be used as a tool to speed up gains over time. (45:21)
  • Felix Gray, you get what you pay for. (48:18)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I change my training to avoid plateaus in strength? (51:45)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I maximize muscle gains with digestive issues? (1:06:16)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What is the best way to incorporate resistance training to support my athletic endeavors? (1:15:57)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What are some tips to build up my poor appetite to pack on muscle? (1:25:24)

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Mar 05, 2022
1763: The Benefits of Front Squats Vs. Back Squats, the Importance of Practicing Lifts, Adding Creatine to Protein Shakes & More
01:05:40

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why MAPS Prime and Prime Pro are recommended as the best programs for trainers working with clients, the benefits of doing front squats vs back squats, the difference between doing a lift and actually practicing a lift, and whether you can drink a protein shake and creatine together.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the BEST ways to exercise for longevity is to lift weights! (3:33)
  • How Aurelius is turning out to be a little tyrant, having a dark sense of humor, and being careful what you say around your kids. (16:43)
  • The fun of being cynical watching reality TV. (22:35)
  • Sal’s latest stack from MP Hormones. (30:51)
  • The fun of combining Organifi’s Red Juice with caffeine. (37:20)
  • Shop Public Goods for your pets too! (39:32)
  • #Quah question #1 - Why do you recommend MAPS Prime and Prime Pro as the best programs for trainers working with clients? (43:26)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are the benefits of doing front squats vs back squats? (52:40)
  • #Quah question #3 - What is the difference between doing a lift and actually practicing a lift? (56:21)
  • #Quah question #4 - Can you drink protein shakes and creatine together after training? Or should they be taken at different times of the day? (1:02:02)

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Mar 04, 2022
1762: Tony Robbins - Life Transforming Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine
01:18:01

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin have a conversation with Tony Robbins about his book new Life Force.

  • What is it about Tony Robbins that draws people to him? (2:57)
  • How success leaves clues. (5:05)
  • Understanding human psychology and what makes its shift. (6:47)
  • When you educate yourself, there are other options. (8:18)
  • The life force of stem cells. (16:00)
  • Your DNA is not your destiny. It's your epigenomes that matter! (22:28)
  • How regardless of your age, there are some SIMPLE tools that if you do them, you have freedom.  (31:05)
  • What will it take to shift our traditional medical system away from treating an issue that happens to preventative? (39:20)
  • How he has NO offseason. (43:26)
  • Why does he love people so much? (46:07)
  • Tony’s evolution of his relationship with money. (47:57)
  • Why he believes in intelligence over-positive thinking. (1:03:42)
  • Progress=happiness. (1:04:22)
  • Mastering the seasons of your life. (1:09:44)

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Mar 03, 2022
1761: What to do When Weight Loss Stalls, Why the Sled is a Great Way to Build the Legs, How to Improve CrossFit Performance & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:34:39

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Hey, woke people! STOP trying to bring “wokeism” to fitness! It’s NOT going to work! (4:35)
  • #StrongWomenDeadliftChallenge is one year strong! (18:35)
  • The word is out on the benefits of Justin’s strength training protocols on his student-athletes. (20:49)
  • Don’t make Sal angry! (30:24)
  • Hard versus easy times. (35:24)
  • The ultimate insult to Generation Z. (39:38)
  • Why aren’t we up in arms over these deaths connected to Jeffrey Epstein?! (43:42)
  • Why full-spectrum hemp oil is much more effective than just CBD. (46:20)
  • The ingredients behind Caldera Lab’s “The Good” serum. (51:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - After a massive weight loss and maintaining weight for several months, when is it optimal to go into another cut to lose the last 20 lbs.? (53:15)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I improve my CrossFit performance? (1:05:22)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What should my caloric intake look like running the MAPS O.C.R. program? (1:16:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How can I use the sled to maximize lower body gains? (1:24:40)

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Mar 02, 2022
1760: From Prison to Prosperity With Dave Dahl of Dave's Killer Bread
01:12:28

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dave Dahl about the fascinating series of events that led him to serve 15 years in prison and then to subsequently transform his life as the creator of Dave's Killer Bread, a company which he sold in 2015 for $275 million.

  • What was the impetus behind Dave’s Killer Bread? (2:45)
  • The first transformation in his life that you wouldn’t expect. (5:52)
  • The epiphanies experienced while in prison. (7:58)
  • Why everything should be given to people when they are ready. (13:45)
  • Your mind is EVERYTHING! (15:20)
  • Learning to appreciate the process. (17:01)
  • Embracing the struggle. (19:04)
  • Finding his hidden talent and its impact on the family business. (20:50)
  • Creating something that people want. (29:58)
  • The story of pursuing the idea of Costco. (34:07)
  • You make your own luck. (36:36)
  • Being a four-time loser in the wrong game. (40:43)
  • Being part of others’ transformations. (42:57)
  • How success is purpose. (48:14)
  • Avoiding the hindsight mentality. (50:17)
  • Why everything happens before it matters. (55:08)
  • The fallout from the company selling. (56:27)
  • His obsession/passion for art and the idea for his dream home. (59:11)
  • His call to action for kids in his position growing up. (1:05:07)
  • The importance of having a vision and common goal for a successful business. (1:07:17)

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Feb 28, 2022
1759: Training Tips to Improve Golf Swing, the Best Way to Work Out After a Substantial Weight Loss, Resistance Training to Complement Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:47:02

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the best exercises for your lower body is the sled! (3:22)
  • What do men do when they’re alone? (11:05)
  • Another reason why Justin believes his house is haunted. (23:56)
  • The downside of taking Zbiotics. (31:49)
  • Aurelius is obsessed with boobs. (40:02)
  • Interest rates are out of control. (42:21)
  • Why Mind Pump is skeptical about buying real estate in the Metaverse. (43:22)
  • How your microbiome determines if you will get cavities or not. (49:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What is the best way to train my body after losing a substantial amount of weight? (55:49)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I add strength training to complement Brazilin Jiu-Jitsu? (1:06:09)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What are some ways to correct scapular winging? (1:20:36)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What are some strength tips to improve my golf swing? (1:32:08)

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Feb 26, 2022
1758: How to do Drop Sets, the Benefits of Straight Arm Vs. Bent Arm Side Lateral Raises, the Pros & Cons of Taking Time Off From the Gym & More
01:12:08

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to do drop sets properly, the difference and/or benefits between doing side raises with straight arms vs. bent elbows, the pros and cons of taking a couple weeks off from the gym entirely, and how long one should supplement with Ashwagandha.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Eating a lot of protein can be KILLING your bulk. (3:40)
  • Sal, give the fans what they want. (17:34)
  • Men are pigs. (21:33)
  • When to and not to take a stand as a parent with your children. (28:07)
  • Vuori is CRUSHING the athleisure wear market! (42:27)
  • More Americans today own crypto than savings accounts! (44:58)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do you drop sets properly? (49:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the difference and/or benefits between doing side raises with straight arms vs. bent elbows? (56:16)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are the pros and cons of taking a couple of weeks off from the gym entirely? (1:02:23)
  • #Quah question #4 - How long should I supplement with Ashwagandha for? (1:06:36)

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Feb 25, 2022
1757: The Truth About the Anabolic Window & Protein Timing
40:39

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover how to choose a protein powder and when to eat protein for best results. 

  • Protein, the magical macronutrient. (2:17)
  • Mind Pump’s pivotal moments with protein in their early lifting careers. (4:11)
  • Why the optimal protein intake for your goals is different than the essential amount you need to survive. (9:28)
  • The history of protein. (10:43)
  • The factors you should consider when buying a protein powder. (11:54)
  • #1 – How well do you digest it. (12:51)
  • #2 – The quality of the protein. (19:57)
  • #3 – The flavor. (26:35)
  • #4 – The amino acid profile. (30:57)
  • When is the most optimal time to synthesize protein? (35:17)

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Feb 24, 2022
1756: The Effectiveness of Full Body vs. Split Workouts for Building Muscle, Adjusting Your Calories for Training & Non-training Days, Frequency vs. Intensity for Gains & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:57:56

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Cortisol can be your friend and foe. (4:39)
  • Does Justin’s house want to destroy itself? (22:40)
  • When your wardrobe causes a scene. (26:06)
  • Adam is a little injury-prone. (27:45)
  • Gymnastics is NOT a spectator sport. (28:25)
  • There is weird stuff that happens in the world. (32:02)
  • Adam on his first NBA VR experience and speculates on the future of the technology. (34:57)
  • Feeling cerebral with Organifi’s Pure. (45:45)
  • New flavor alert from Ned. (46:48)
  • Dad life updates: Baby farts, new milestones, and being comfortable under surveillance. (52:15)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Should my calories be higher on the days I train or the days I don’t train? (1:01:59)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What is more effective for building muscle, body part splits, or full-body workouts? (1:14:24)
  • #LIstenerLive question #3 - How can I add cardio to a strength training program? (1:27:47)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is better for gains, training harder but less often or easier and more often? (1:46:03)

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Feb 23, 2022
1755: Insider Secrets of the Supplement Industry With Mike Matthews
01:25:45

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Mike Matthews about the realities of the supplement industry and his new book Muscle For Life.

  • How did the supply-chain shortage affect Legion? (2:42)
  • Why Facebook ads are NOT what they used to be. (5:42)
  • The value of the brand factor. (10:38)
  • The importance of timing. (12:46)
  • The dirty tricks behind how the supplement industries sell products. (16:27)
  • Is the market getting better or worse with weeding out the bad actors? (24:54)
  • The common marketing ploy of taking research and using it to build profits. (34:50)
  • The standards that Legion holds to. (37:38)
  • His predictions on creatine. (45:35)
  • How does Mike structure and scale his Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)? (57:27)
  • The details behind Mike’s latest book and who it is for. (1:05:42)
  • How a good coach will meet someone where they are at. (1:11:45)
  • Mike’s process of analyzing data and distributing it to the masses. (1:13:28)

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Feb 21, 2022
1754: Gaining Muscle & Size Without Gaining Body Fat, Preventing Muscle Loss During a Training Break, the Aesthetic Benefits of Training in Different Planes of Motion & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:50:29

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When you’re trying to find a good trainer or coach, the most important thing to look at is their EXPERIENCE. Nothing else will tell you more about a trainer than that. (4:22)
  • Religion and diet, what do they have in common? (19:29)
  • Justin’s Valentine’s Day cock block. (24:49)
  • Sal’s new stage of fatherhood. (27:22)
  • Mind Pump’s first cars they drove as kids. (30:19)
  • Sal’s latest addition to his sleep routine. (45:22)
  • How Seed can help improve your gut health. (52:07)
  • Why post-partum should always include physical therapy. (54:13)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I properly cut for an upcoming bikini show? (59:17)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Should I phase or sprinkle in training in different planes of motion to my future client’s programming? (1:18:46)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I gain muscle and size without gaining body fat? (1:29:49)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How can I prevent losing gains when taking a break from working out due to a move? (1:42:01)

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Feb 19, 2022
1753: What to Do on Active Rest Days, Exercises That Grow Big Traps, the Healthiest Choice of Alcohol & More
01:27:25

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best things to do when taking an active rest day, ways to grow the shoulders and back without the traps getting too big, the best way to attract someone into fitness when they seemingly don’t care, and the “healthiest” choice for alcohol.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Do you want a more youthful hormone profile? Tell your body to build muscle. (3:45)
  • Mind Pump reaches a milestone with their recent trip to Florida. (12:51)
  • The story behind Adam's dirty banana drink. (26:20)
  • Sal shares the latest “father/daughter” adventure day. (30:54)
  • Is Sal off Instagram for good?! (34:45)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite Super Bowl commercials. (37:35)
  • The latest on Sal’s product creation with Organifi. (42:58)
  • Creatine, the next BIG health & wellness longevity supplement. (45:00)
  • Was this the most expensive Super Bowl ever?! (46:39)
  • Defining the laws of physics with the latest advancements in nuclear fusion. (52:59)
  • How Caldera Lab’s face serum can help reduce inflammation. (57:29)
  • Liquid Death makes an appearance during the Super Bowl. (59:51)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are the best things to do when taking an active rest day? (1:01:52)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is there a way to grow the shoulders and back without the traps getting too big? (1:11:46)
  • #Quah question #3 - What’s the best way to attract someone into fitness when they seemingly don’t care? (1:16:40)
  • #Quah question #4 - What’s the “healthiest” choice for alcohol? (1:19:42)

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Feb 18, 2022
1752: How to Stretch for Gains
36:24

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin detail how to stretch to improve muscle development, injury prevention, and recovery.

  • If used properly, stretching can amplify your ability to build muscle and sculpt your body. (2:11)
  • How stretching can assist with injury prevention. (3:10)
  • The importance of stretching with purpose. (8:04)
  • How stretching can help improve your range of motion. (9:30)
  • How proper application of stretching will help you bring up lagging body parts. (17:50)
  • How to stretch to maximize the pump. (22:55)
  • How active stretching can speed up recovery. (27:54)
  • Stretching is the ultimate pain reliever. (31:56)

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Feb 17, 2022
1751: How To Boost A Slow Metabolism After Weight Loss, The Truth About Myostatin Inhibitors, What To Do If You Are Having Trouble Bulking & More
01:42:47

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Sometimes you can lose weight on the scale and STILL get fatter! (4:25)
  • A study linking more sleep to increased fat loss. (20:54)
  • Adam’s supplement stack to stay healthy. (26:36)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Tinder Swindler on Netflix. (34:00)
  • Is this the end of Mind Pump on social media? (42:43)
  • The results when Sal takes too many supplements. (46:43)
  • What to expect with your Butcher Box subscription. (50:32)
  • What’s the deal with the big toe shoe Reebok?! (52:51)
  • Adam finally doesn’t care. (57:13)
  • Sal, welcome to having a nice car. (58:47)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Can you share any insight on the myostatin inhibitor, YK11? (1:01:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any tips for increasing my appetite if I’m having trouble bulking due to my faster metabolism? (1:12:00)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I boost my slower metabolism after a massive weight loss? (1:23:10)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How can I maintain muscle while training for performance for an upcoming fitness test? (1:33:39)

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Feb 16, 2022
1750: How To Train For Size Vs. Strength
40:10

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover how to train for size and how to train for strength.

  • The common misconception between training for size versus strength. (2:21)
  • Why it is most likely you need to train a different way to see different results. (4:44)
  • The importance of the central nervous system in this conversation. (6:37)
  • How there is a way to get stronger without gaining a lot of size. (9:30)
  • General rules or principles speaking to these two individuals. (11:01)
    • Change your exercise selection or programming to seek novelty. (11:07)
    • Manipulate rep ranges to maximize your desired outcome. (16:11)
    • Focus on your rest periods. (21:57)
    • Have an open mind. (24:35)
    • Concentrate on the intent of the movement. (27:21)
    • Eat in a surplus for size and strength. (30:35)
  • The value in going through cycles of both. (33:53)
  • The MAPS programs recommended for each individual over a course of a year. (34:54)

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Feb 14, 2022
1749: Hacks to Stay Consistent With Workouts, Tips for Eliminating Brain Fog, Ways to Alleviate Knee Pain & More
01:47:23

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Your knee pain often has NOTHING to do with the knees. (3:43)
  • Justin’s massive parenting mistake. (11:47)
  • Aging, identity crisis, and the dangers of fame. (14:29)
  • How 30% of gyms have been closed permanently since the beginning of the pandemic. (27:25)
  • NCI, the king of online coaching. (32:47)
  • Understanding the risk management of your daily decisions. (35:57)
  • The guy’s underwhelming chef dinner experience. (39:05)
  • Mind Pump addresses the Joe Rogan controversy. (43:57)
  • How GoFundMe did the Canadian truckers dirty. (53:18)
  • What is an NFT rug pull? (54:55)
  • Is North Korea funding its missile projects with crypto? (57:39)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What are your thoughts on nootropics, like choline and piracetam, to eliminate brain fog? (1:00:37)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What are some hacks to stay consistent with my workouts? (1:13:24)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What are some ways to alleviate knee pain? (1:26:47)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What are the best ways to improve my fitness and health after recovering from COVID? (1:36:51)

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Feb 12, 2022
1748: Stomach Vacuums for a Smaller Waist, the Pros & Cons of Only Consu