Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

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 Aug 24, 2022

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

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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

Episode Date
1954: How to Balance Aesthetic & Performance Goals, When to Reduce Training to Improve Results, How to Switch From Bodybuilding to Powerlifting & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:35:16

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

Nov 26, 2022
1953: How to Drop Over 50 Pounds of Body Fat, Ways to Prevent & Correct Shin Splints, Cardio Vs. Strength Training’s Impact on Appetite & More
01:15:26

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

Nov 25, 2022
1952: How to Bulk the Right Way
50:03

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover what you need to know to properly bulk.

  • If you bulk properly, you really can perform some magic on your body. (1:29)
  • The word ‘bulk’ needs to be rebranded. (6:58)
  • The body has an interesting way of adapting. (10:58)
  • How to Bulk the Right Way. (16:45)
  • #1 – Eat in a 300-600 calorie surplus. (17:18)
  • #2 – Eat high protein. (28:00)
  • #3 - Focus on easily digestible foods. (32:40)
  • #4 - Focus on gaining strength. (37:13)
  • #5 - Get 8-9 hours of sleep. (43:05)
  • #6 - Minimize cardio. (44:57)

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Nov 24, 2022
1951: How to Avoid Muscle Loss When Taking Time Off From Working Out, the Best Form of Cardio For Building Muscle, Ways to Correct an Assymetrical Chest & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:29:21

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Isometrics is a GAME CHANGER! Too bad most people don’t do them. (2:50)
  • Family dynamics and the holidays. (12:04)
  • The guys speculate on consumer spending this Black Friday. (23:34)
  • An update on Mind Pump Rentals and the housing market. (27:03)
  • Is grass-fed meat worth the investment? (31:13)
  • The ultimate rock star trophy. (33:55)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Killer Sally on Netflix. (36:28)
  • Like father, like son. (47:00)
  • Vuori Clothing isn’t just for the gym. (51:50)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – What will happen to my body if I take a week off and miss my protein intake each day? (54:24)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Is it possible that we can have imbalances in how our muscles look due to genetics? Or is this a mind-muscle connection issue? Or a movement issue? (1:00:57)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What is the optimal way to program cardio to achieve heart health and longevity, alongside a weight-lifting routine without compromising strength? (1:11:05)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What would you suggest and recommend for continuing to build strength and progress on increasing weight on the bar for squats? (1:20:30)

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Nov 23, 2022
1950: Shoulder Building Masterclass
38:48

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover what it takes to build impressive shoulders.

  • One of the most aesthetic and functional muscles in the body is the shoulders. (1:24)
  • The anatomy and actions of the shoulder. (4:29)
  • Why shoulder injuries are the most common in the upper body. (7:10)
  • Form and technique. (8:25)
  • The best rep ranges to train and build the shoulders in. (12:28)
  • The best exercises to build amazing/functional shoulders. (17:21)
  • How no exercise is dangerous if performed with proper technique and form. (22:32)
  • If you want to prioritize your shoulders, do those exercises FIRST! (29:35)
  • The three major exercise categories of the shoulders and how to build them into your routine. (30:50)

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Nov 21, 2022
1949: Ways to Overcome Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow, Getting to the Root of Recurring Injuries, What to Do When Strength Gains Don’t Translate into Muscle Gains & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:29:52

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here’s a hack that will pack muscle on your body. Do powerlifting techniques on non-powerlifting exercises. (2:36)
  • A great metaphor for our current society. (12:10)
  • Political and business takes on potentially banning TikTok in the U.S. (19:47)
  • Hormone replacement therapy is the next ‘green rush’. (27:30)
  • Organifi Peak Power is here! (40:56)
  • Nyquil is the ultimate reset button. (42:54)
  • The importance of quality sleep and the impact of drinking alcohol. (45:59)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Does the genetic size/length of the muscle play a role in injury? (49:41)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What do you know about rice bucket training to improve grip strength? (59:08)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Should I stop counting macros when my strength gains are not translating into muscle gains? (1:09:22)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Why did I feel worse when I took time off from training? (1:19:25)

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Nov 19, 2022
1948: The Many Benefits of Overhead Farmer’s Walks, Why Rest Between Sets is Important, the Value of Smelling Salts for Big Lifts & More
01:29:11

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 winning mindset when it comes to fat loss, muscle building, and fitness, in general, can be summed up in the following...focus on what you can CONTROL and ACCEPT the things you can’t. (1:48)
  • Storytelling is powerful! (13:48)
  • The guys speculate on the future of gambling in sports. (24:59)
  • Jake Paul is shifting the industry of boxing. (32:31)
  • Manual transmissions save lives! (40:00)
  • The benefits of red-light therapy for your skin and hair regrowth. (44:38)
  • Boys and their trucks. (47:16)
  • Yes, there is exotic shotgun ammo. (51:00)
  • The one downside to wearing your Felix Gray’s. (1:01:19)
  • #Quah question #1 - Are overhead farmer walks worth incorporating into my workout? (1:04:10)
  • #Quah question #2 - What's the value of smelling salts? Are they dangerous? (1:09:48)
  • #Quah question #3 - What is the best midnight snack if you absolutely can’t help yourself? (1:17:20)
  • #Quah question #4 - I’m doing Maps Anabolic now. Please explain why rest between sets is important. After doing Bootcamp style workouts where rest periods are somewhat active (walking in place, jumping, etc.) between circuits, I’m not sure what “rest” truly means…..do I sit and do nothing? Or move around a bit? What is the goal? (1:23:10)

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Nov 18, 2022
1947: Improving Health & Addressing Disease the Natural Way With Dr. Stephen Cabral
01:09:49

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak to Dr. Stephen Cabral about the pros and cons of functional medicine.

  • What is functional medicine, and what are the differences between functional medicine vs. traditional western medicine doctors? (3:37)
  • Why the explosion of functional medicine doctors and how the traditional western medical system is broken. (10:40)
  • Building the “super” doctor. (18:19)
  • The pros and cons. (20:16)
  • The ‘silver bullet’ mentality. (25:41)
  • The process behind his certification courses and why his goal is to get people to take back control of their health. (28:51)
  • His favorite ‘biohacking’ tool. (32:41)
  • Putting a health coach in every home. Breaking down his L1 certification course and the benefits and value for personal trainers and coaches. (37:56)
  • Breaking down his L2 certification course and how coaches can learn to analyze functional medicine labs in detail in addition to recommending corresponding protocols. (53:56)
  • The enormous value of these certifications for trainers and coaches. (1:04:50)

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Nov 17, 2022
1946: How to Know if You Are Overdoing It in the Gym, Getting Back Into Sports Without Hurting Yourself, Adjusting Your Training as You Age & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:36:57

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The BEST form of exercise for REAL flexibility is strength training. (2:41)
  • Cold season is here. (6:03)
  • The drawbacks to stimulants and how Ned’s hemp oil can balance things out. (13:57)
  • The daily behavioral surprises of toddlers. (16:29)
  • Is it easy to become a billionaire if you start with a million dollars? (19:11)
  • The guys speculate on the future of Twitter under Elon’s helm. (25:03)
  • Pumpheads are the best! (30:47)
  • So, you want to be a fighter? (32:58)
  • Mind Pump Live events are back! (38:18)
  • Preparing for the holidays with Mind Pump. (43:13)
  • Absorb your vitamins the right way with LivON Labs. (47:47)
  • Exercise and alcohol. (50:33)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I prepare myself (and potential clients) for getting back into athletics and competition in a way that minimizes injury, keeps me somewhat explosive/powerful, and in the game consistently? (52:21)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Did I choose the wrong program based on my hectic schedule? (1:08:22)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - As an advanced lifter, can you address the emotional side of lifting that we must give up or change our goals to stay healthy and free from pain? (1:13:46)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Which program do you guys think would best coincide with my soccer training? (1:28:06)

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Nov 16, 2022
1945: How to Formulate a Supplement That Works With Shanais Pelka
33:26

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Shanais Pelka on Sal's collaboration with Organifi in developing a new supplement.

  • Sal’s dream come true! (2:03)
  • Shanais’s background in the space and how ashwagandha saved her life. (4:09)
  • Her journey to Organifi. (9:39)
  • Highlighting some important ingredients in Peak Power formulation and how they were sourced.
  • Guayusa. (13:15)
  • Bacopa. (17:34)
  • Lions Mane. (20:50)
  • Green tea. (23:15)
  • Coffeeberry Neurofactor. (23:46)
  • The importance of being glyphosate residue free. (24:32)

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Nov 14, 2022
1944: The Best Testosterone Boosting Supplements, How to Train Like an Old Time Strongman, Tips for Getting the Metabolism Back on Track After an Extreme Diet & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:27:39

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The BEST post-workout meals for recovery tend to contain a good amount of carbohydrates and proteins. Not just protein. (2:32)
  • Kids want it THEIR way. (9:18)
  • Aurelius’ two-year leap. (13:31)
  • The HUGE misconception about kids and lifting weights. (16:06)
  • The correlation of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with circumcision. (19:01)
  • Bad dog! (23:19)
  • Mind Pump’s white lies. (25:06)
  • AI music generators: Hustle or the future of music? (34:15)
  • What are personal training certifications missing out on the most? (41:32)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What are the fundamental building blocks for training like an 1800s strongman? (44:54)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Are testosterone-boosting supplements worth exploring before going on TRT? (55:36)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Any guidance on training to optimize post-show muscle gain, but also how to get out of this caloric deficit? (1:10:49)

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Nov 12, 2022
1943: The Importance of Total Protein Vs. Total Calories When Bulking, the Muscle Building Benefits of Zercher Squats, Hitting Accidental PRs & More
01:15:49

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: Here is an EASY way to reduce your calories by 10-15%, simply eat while NOT distracted! (2:06)
  • Are you using DoorDash express? (7:38)
  • The benefits of using Seed for your skin and mental health! (12:56)
  • Why you should choose Organifi if you want your supplements to be glyphosate-free. (14:54)
  • Will insect foods become a trend? (18:49)
  • Why is Justin prone to head injuries? (24:24)
  • Pornography’s profound effect on the brain. (30:27)
  • MrBeast is the future of media. (41:06)
  • Will Jake Paul become the highest-paid boxer of all time? (48:15)
  • #Quah question #1 - When bulking, does the total amount of calories consumed matter more than grams of protein? (53:28)
  • #Quah question #2 - Can you use Zercher Squats to build muscle or is it a performance component in MAPS Performance? (58:52)
  • #Quah question #3 - Do you think people can lift more weight if they don’t know how heavy the weight is?  Does knowing a certain weight is “heavy” make you perform better or worse? (1:04:34)
  • #Quah question #4 - If you couldn’t be in the fitness space what would all of you be doing? (1:07:48)

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Nov 11, 2022
1942: Lose Fat, Perform Better & Live Forever With Jason Phillips
01:15:37

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Jason Phillips about how eating for aesthetics, performance and longevity differ.

  • The foundation that NCI has built its certification on. (3:10)
  • What promotes the fitness extremes? (7:00)
  • The important factor of quality of life and understanding the journey. (14:07)
  • The different seasons in achieving your goals. (21:45)
  • Jason’s hierarchy of periodization. (25:21)
  • The delicate balance of these seasons in life. (33:19)
  • How the severity of pain dictates the speed of action. (38:06)
  • Seasons are defined by the end result. (42:39)
  • Self-identity and athlete mindset. (46:30)
  • How to bridge the knowledge and facilitate application. (55:17)
  • The pursuit of fitness for mental/professional growth. (1:02:45)
  • Jason’s current state of life. (1:07:25)
  • Why are the coaches at NCI so loyal? (1:09:54)

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Nov 10, 2022
1941: The Best Way to Workout With a Hectic Schedule, How to Prepare for a Strongman Competition, Ways to Stand Out as a Personal Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:32:26

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here’s a SUPER common mistake people make when trying to bring up a lagging body part. They ADD volume to that body part but DON’T take away from other body parts. (2:30)
  • Is cancel culture dying? (12:12)
  • Instagram’s new feature coming after Only Fans. (20:32)
  • AR or virtual reality? (24:43)
  • What is Mind Pump streaming? (26:00)
  • Mind Pump’s near-death experiences. (29:24)
  • The REAL thing you need to check your kid’s candy for. (40:22)
  • Get your long sleeves from Vuori! (46:55)
  • Max has a sense of humor. (48:09)
  • A simple hack to positively affect your sleep. (50:02)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How would you advise that I approach and think about training with a stressful/busy schedule? (52:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Would it be better for me to increase my strength and run through MAPS Powerlift before running through a program like Strong? (1:00:03)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How important is it to have a niche/specialty as a personal trainer? (1:07:13)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any advice on how to train and diet to help lower my cholesterol without having to use blood thinners? (1:18:53)

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Nov 09, 2022
1940: Chest Building Master Class
47:06

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin detail what you need to know to build an impressive chest.

  • Why the chest is one of the most challenging muscles to develop. (2:17)
  • The basic anatomy and actions of the chest. (4:22)
  • The importance of form and technique. (12:30)
  • The value in developing your muscle stabilizers to avoid common injuries. (17:03)
  • The key to connecting to ANY muscle. (21:45)
  • The best rep ranges to build the chest. (22:42)
  • The best exercises for the chest (presses vs flys). (29:05)
  • How often should you work the chest? (37:57)
  • The value of workout programming. (41:15)

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Nov 07, 2022
1939: Burning Fat & Building Muscle at the Same Time, How to Lift Weights as a Boxer, Maintaining Muscle Mass When Training for Endurance & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:42:01

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The BEST form of exercise to directly combat the aging process is strength training! (2:13)
  • Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland is out of prison and back at it! (9:00)
  • Alec Baldwin is tone-deaf. (11:46)
  • Selective outrage and Kanye West. (13:15)
  • An example of when you don’t think things out. (25:34)
  • Food hacks with Butcher Box. (32:17)
  • The food industry is a brutal business. (33:21)
  • Gas-powered all day! (39:03)
  • NYC employees were reinstated for not getting vaccinated. (40:50)
  • Is Jake Paul the future of boxing? (45:03)
  • Technology is cool. (46:52)
  • PRx’s new feature and Mind Pump’s ideal gym. (49:47)
  • The potential anti-cancer effects of creatine. (54:20)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How do you lose fat without losing weight? (57:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - If I keep lifting light instead of lifting to my max every workout, does this help in the long term in preventing those knots I had? (1:13:07)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How do you guys recommend incorporating running with your weightlifting programs? (1:25:07)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is the best way to lift weights as a boxer? (1:33:13)

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Nov 05, 2022
1938: The Best Landmine Exercises, Troubleshooting Gaining Strength But Not Increasing Size, Hacks to Get More Fiber in the Diet & More
01:32:04

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: Here’s a cool way to build muscle. Pick a weight for an exercise that you can do 20 reps for, and your goal is to FAIL at 10 reps. (2:26)
  • Will we ever see exercise in a pill? (9:55)
  • A laser and a chip transmit the whole internet in a second and the future of interstellar travel. (21:48)
  • The diamond ring hustle. (31:06)
  • Bad habits are hard to break. (36:23)
  • Have tech companies hit their growth peak? (40:49)
  • With Caldera, you NOTICE a difference! (47:07)
  • Help remove your plastic intake with Public Goods. (49:45)
  • Can semen induce labor? (52:51)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are your thoughts on landmines, and what are your favorite exercises with them? (55:39)
  • #Quah question #2 - Why can strength go up but have no size increase after years of training? (1:00:42)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are some hacks to get more fiber in the diet on a consistent daily basis? (1:04:43)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are the pros & cons for each of you when it comes to having, or not having a degree? (1:09:13)

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Nov 04, 2022
1937: How to Avoid Gaining Weight During the Holiday Season
36:55

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the habits and mindset necessary to avoid putting on fat during the holiday months.

  • There are some things you can do to prevent the holiday weight gain and take advantage of the extra calories you will be eating this holiday season. (1:51)
  • The TREMENDOUS health value of enjoying meals and being with family. (4:25)
  • Specific Strategies on How to Avoid Gaining Weight During the Holiday Season. 
  • Working on a better/healthy relationship with food. (6:45)
  • Using the extra calories to build muscle, reverse diet properly and aim for strength. (17:57)
  • Going for a long walk after your big meal. (25:01)
  • Appropriately using fasting leading into the feasts with family. (28:34)

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Nov 03, 2022
1936: Bringing Up Lagging Body Parts Through Better Muscle Connection, How to Train More Explosively, the Reality of Building Muscle in Only 15 Minutes a Day & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:27:13

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: There are SO many protein powders to choose from how do you know which one is the best? Here is the most important factor, digestibility! (2:52)
  • Adam’s court-side experience at the Warriors game. (11:12)
  • Do men’s brains change when they become fathers? (22:22)
  • Men with curved penises have a greater risk of cancer, study finds. (28:52)
  • Ned’s Mello is in a class of their own. (32:20)
  • The age you peak at everything, according to science. (36:23)
  • The gaslighting of inflation. (42:40)
  • Need a laugh? (48:18)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How might you guys approach working a muscle-building routine with a climbing routine? (53:29)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How do I get out of this bodybuilding super slow mentality in my head and move my body quickly like these powerlifters? (1:03:26)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What does it mean to create tension within a muscle? (1:14:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How often (and on which days) would you incorporate occlusion training into the new advanced 15-min MAPS program? Would you do any trigger sessions (like during MAPS Anabolic) while on the advanced 15-min MAPS program? (1:19:41)

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Nov 02, 2022
1935: Supplements that Support Testosterone, Improve Sleep & Enhance Sex With Eric Trexler
01:38:57

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Eric Trexler about supplements that actually work.

  • Eric’s background in the fitness space. (1:09)
  • How it is better to contextualize supplements through research. (2:57)
  • How research can be used to cross-reference studies. (4:39)
  • The challenging balance to strike between trying to integrate academic and non-academic sources of information. (8:01)
  • Why he stopped looking for ah-ha moments. (9:26)
  • A deep dive into his research on energy expenditure. (11:32)
  • The complexity of the metabolism. (17:55)
  • What are some things he would caution people about starting on their health & fitness journey? (22:42)
  • Why the decline in testosterone? (25:03)
  • What does the data show about how men can increase their testosterone? Specific forms of exercise? Macros and diet? (27:08)
  • Can a high protein diet indirectly/positively affect testosterone? (36:26)
  • Why a hormone that is not reacting to its receptor isn’t doing much good. (37:55)
  • The compounds/supplements that data shows can make a significant difference in your testosterone levels. (40:28)
    • The first category of supplements: Broadly accepted. (41:12)
    • The second category of supplements: There is evidence, but academic studies debate. (46:47)
    • The third category of supplements: Not essential, but data shows they have positive effects. (50:16) 
  • Make your sleep hygiene a routine. (1:01:17)
  • Supplements that data shows can improve your quality of sleep. (1:03:00)
  • His fascination with “the pump,” and compounds/supplements that data shows to have positive effects on sexual performance. (1:12:19)
  • Why did he decide to work with Joy Mode? (1:31:45)

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Oct 31, 2022
1934: What to Do When Fat Loss Has Stalled, Ways to Build VO2 Max, Tips for the Beginning Powerlifter & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:47:30

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the BEST muscle-building hacks for fitness fanatics is to take time OFF! (2:20)
  • Pesticides and glyphosates are everything these days! (12:23)
  • In the belly of the best with the current state of the economy. (19:43)
  • Money and power. (24:40)
  • Why do we glorify serial killers? (29:37)
  • When you get a weird compliment from a guy. (39:05)
  • Busting the myth that it is more expensive for you today than your parents. (40:56)
  • Caffeine is a hell of a drug. (44:58)
  • Nesting is a real thing. (50:34)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is it okay to do more than the programming in MAPS Powerlift?  (59:03)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Would you agree that rowing is a superior form of cardio exercise (compared to running, cycling, Stairmaster, etc.) if the goal is to improve VO2 max while maintaining or building strength? How would you compare the benefits of the rower to the benefits of the sled? (1:12:40)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Any advice on how to improve upon an upper-to-lower body imbalance? (1:23:59)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any advice on helping my client lose body fat when cutting and reserve dieting isn’t working? (1:33:20)

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Oct 29, 2022
1933: The Truth About Turkesterone as a Muscle Build Aid, the Pros & Cons of Abductor/Adductor Machines, Finding the Sweet Spot Between Hard Training & Overtraining & More
01:30:48

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: STOP trying to find workouts that you love. Instead, try to figure out how to LOVE workouts. (1:40)
  • Can someone please give Dave Asprey some Felix Gray’s?! (18:40)
  • When your kids don’t want to hang out with you anymore. (24:35)
  • Do women have to bring up stressful conversations RIGHT before bed?! (26:52)
  • If God made a burger for Justin. (29:45)
  • When you give the wrong pizza to a Di Stefano. (32:35)
  • When Magic Spoon comes in clutch! (36:15)
  • When the child learns to manipulate the parent. (37:44)
  • Shout out to Josh Trent. (41:45)
  • True vulnerability. (44:17)
  • Hunt, don’t wait. (47:02)
  • #Quah question #1 - What the heck is Turkesterone, and is it any good? (56:10)
  • #Quah question #2 - Are the hip abductor/adductor machines a waste of time? (1:07:14)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do you find a balance between gaining the benefits of mental fortitude through hard exercise and not overtraining? (i.e. David Goggins) When is it worth overstepping to gain mental strength? (1:10:29)
  • #Quah question #4 - Any advice on entering the fitness media space like you guys? (1:17:42)

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Oct 28, 2022
1932: Lifting Heavy Vs. Lifting Light
52:17

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the pros and cons of lifting heavy vs. lifting light.

  • There are two main ways to strength train. The first one is to make heavy weights feel light. The second is to make light weights feel heavy. (1:40)
  • Which avatar benefits more from switching lifting methods, the bodybuilder or the powerlifter? (4:12)
  • The mentality MATTERS most! (10:04)

 

  • The Focus, Pros, and Cons of Lifting Heavy Vs. Lifting Light.

 

  • Lifting Heavy: Maximizes efficiency, focuses on movement, and doesn’t focus on “feeling” the muscle. (13:40)
    • Focus: Psyching up, and perfecting the smooth movement. (16:55)
    • Pros: Great for overall muscle, real-world applicable strength, and builds a solid body. (19:12)
    • Cons: Higher injury risk, feeds the ego, and it's hard to bring up lagging body parts. (25:50)
  • Lifting Light: Maximizes inefficiency, focuses on the target muscle, and it's all about the “feel.” (30:08)
    • Focus: Calm collected, and visualizes the target muscle. (35:08)
    • Pros: Brings up target body parts, and lowers injury risk. (41:25)
    • Cons: Doesn’t build as much total muscle, and strength is less applicable to the real-world. (44:52)

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Oct 27, 2022
1931: How to Break Through a Muscle & Strength Plateau, Ways to Put an End to Recurring Injuries, the Relationship Between Fatherhood & Lower Testosterone & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:37:17

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Contrary to fitness influencers on social media, you CAN speed up your metabolism. (2:36)
  • Is Joe Rogan replaceable?! The potential challenges with A.I. (19:13)
  • An update on the Mind Pump Rentals venture in Utah. (34:10)
  • The benefits of topical CBD treatments, like Ned’s Relief Balm, for acute pain. (39:21)
  • Is Kanye West being used as a political pawn? (45:30)
  • Mind Pump Live events are BACK!! (55:44)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What is the best way to break through a strength plateau? I don't feel I am getting stronger with my recent workouts. (59:06)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any advice on how to build muscle? I have been lifting consistently for almost 2 years, and have lifted on and off for over a decade with little to no strength gains. (1:11:22)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I build up the strength around my inner hamstrings, so I can go back to doing my favorite lifts? I've been working through MAPS Anabolic, but a lingering injury came back. I'm hoping I can do something to treat it, and prevent it from occurring again. (1:20:35)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is the best program for new dads, and does fatherhood lower testosterone? (1:26:38)

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Oct 26, 2022
1930: Nine Ways to Pick the Best Foods for Fitness & Health
52:53

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover nine different ways to choose the best foods to support your individual fitness and health needs.

  • The BEST diet for you, is the BEST diet for YOU! (1:59)

 

  • Nine Ways to Pick the Best Foods for Fitness/Health.

 

  • #1 – Digestibility. (12:35)
  • #2 - Energy (immediate and long term). (18:54)
  • #3 – Palatability. (23:09)
  • #4 - Emotional connection (good and bad). (28:15)
  • #5 - Skin and hair. (34:39)
  • #6 - Athletic performance. (37:46)
  • #7 – Sleep. (40:38)
  • #8 - Satiety (Protein). (43:42)
  • #9 – Adherence. (48:18)

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Oct 24, 2022
1929: The Relationship Between Building Strength & Fitness Success, How to Adjust Your Workouts When Stress is High, Getting Started With Strength Training After Age 60 & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:44:57

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The BEST thing you can do to have a healthy brain is to have healthy muscles. (2:37)
  • Addressing MAPS 15 Minutes controversy. (15:58)
  • Hard muscles, soft faces. (20:32)
  • Feedback from Adam’s call with Chris Naghibi. (23:25)
  • Tom Vu, the OG of Masterminds? (27:45)
  • Is the Beyond Meat hype over? (34:26)
  • Michael Burry’s alarming warning for the markets. (35:37)
  • Justin’s haunted house strikes again. (40:42)
  • Why Sal appreciates Organifi even more. (46:21)
  • RIP Nonno. (47:44)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is it normal for a front and back squat to be almost equal or is there an imbalance I should be working on? (55:08)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I continue to tighten up/build my lower body throughout MAPS Anabolic? What tips do you have as I’m beginning this program? (1:07:12)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What is the best workout program to supplement a high-stress lifestyle? (1:19:03)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What approach or program would you recommend for someone in the advanced age population? (1:34:23)

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Oct 22, 2022
1928: The Best Way to Get Lean & Muscular Arms, the Truth About Sauna Workouts, Menstrual Cycle Training Pros & Cons & More
01:18:50

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here’s a trick to get FAST/QUICK muscle gains. Pick an exercise you suck at, practice it, and get good at it! (3:09)
  • Sal is reaping the benefits from short/frequent workouts. (11:44)
  • CONTEXT MATTERS! (13:11)
  • How much can the top trainers charge per session? (20:12)
  • Who is winning the bet between Adam and Sal? (21:39)
  • Sal details his recent trip to LA. Meeting Mike O’Hearn and his experience at Lewis Howes podcast studio. (26:03)
  • Get ATTENTION, get an AUDIENCE. (33:10)
  • Is chivalry dead? (36:45)
  • Get your meatballs and turkeys from Butcher Box! (38:00)
  • Quantum mechanics is weird. (41:19)
  • There is a reason why ALL business inquiries go through Adam. (45:35)
  • Justin’s Halloween spooktacular! (48:46)
  • How kindness can change a life and it comes from a gym. (53:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best ways for a female to get lean/muscular arms without looking too bulky while trying to build muscle overall? Especially for women with broad shoulders. (55:42)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are your thoughts about workouts in a sauna? I see a lot of these places opening up. (1:03:39)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are your thoughts on the women’s “cycle training”? (1:08:25)
  • #Quah question #4 - When will you bring your wives in as guests? (1:12:46)

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Oct 21, 2022
1927: Performance Training Secrets from a Top NBA Trainer With Cory Schlesinger
01:35:50

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with a top NBA head strength and conditioning coach about training for performance for the pro athlete and the average person.

  • If you stick out like a nail, you’re going to get hammered. (2:55)
  • How to reverse engineer ‘special’ athletes. (8:10)
  • Why you got to give athletes what they DON’T get. (15:05)
  • Why is the sneaker trend now low tops in the NBA? (19:33)
  • The evolutions of strength training in basketball. (21:20)
  • Personal highlights watching the game and being a part of a ‘winning’ culture. (24:45)
  • The strange environment of playing in the ‘bubble’. (27:38)
  • Would he change his approach if he were to work with college athletes again? (31:05)
  • Exposing to the rest of the world that basketball players lift weights. (38:40)
  • How fatigue is a good indicator of efficiency. (43:10)
  • Why isometrics is the “bee’s knees” in sports performance. (50:02)
  • What has he learned through his training experience that he would apply to the average person? (56:38)
  • The trend towards calisthenics. (1:04:03)
  • Why he built a gym in a box. (1:05:15)
  • The mini-band plague in professional sports. (1:11:06)
  • How everyone can create a lot of force, but who can create it the fastest? That’s what wins. (1:15:33)
  • What players blow his mind mentally and physically? (1:24:35)
  • His opinions on college athletes and sponsorships. (1:28:47)

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Oct 20, 2022
1926: The Truth About Aging & Muscle Growth, Ways to Improve Bone Strength, How to Build Muscle & Strength Without Weights & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:41:25

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Try this for big strong/muscular legs. Push the sled EVERY single day! (4:01)
  • Adam has bad luck at Starbucks. (19:54)
  • When old wisdom gets proven by science. (24:02)
  • How the Joovv can help reduce stretch marks. (33:36)
  • Dad life updates with the guys: How Jessica is doing with baby #2, kids cursing, the challenges of the potty-training phase, adult gymnastics, and the pros/cons of uniforms in schools. (34:29)
  • Sharks are everywhere! (52:30)
  • Felix Gray is now in the contact’s business. (58:41)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is it abnormal for a squat to be consistently higher than a deadlift? (1:03:21)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Should you target body parts where your bones are weakest or are the benefits more systemic? (1:13:07)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - At my age, how realistic are continued strength and muscle gain? Lifting has become a second passion for me and I understand the benefits of continuing resistance training as I age. Should I be using metrics other than strength and muscle gain to measure progress? (1:20:45)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What are the downsides to training with only resistance bands? How far can I take them as a training method for strength, building muscle, and even athletic performance? (1:30:04)

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Oct 19, 2022
1925: How to Build a Great Physique in 15 Minutes a Day
53:20

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the surprising effectiveness and advantages of short daily workouts.

  • Short/daily workouts MAY be better for you, in terms of results and consistency, than frequent/longer workouts. (2:37)
  • Consistency is the problem! (11:22)
  • Why fatigue is a technique killer. (20:32)
  • The mental and mood-boosting effects of daily/short workouts. (24:39)
  • The ease of modification to fit your lifestyle. (34:52)
  • How people who workout consistently tend to want to eat healthier. (39:11)
  • Encourages adaptation vs. healing. (45:30)
  • Introducing MAPS 15 Minutes! Solving the consistency issue for the average person. (49:25)

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Oct 17, 2022
1924: How to Bulletproof Your Shoulders With Steel Mace Swings, What to Do if Squats Are Bothering Your Knees, How to Train for Strength While Training Martial Arts & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:39:12

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Having fitness goals is KILLING your gains! (1:47)
  • When Adam’s sneaker knowledge comes in clutch! (11:50)
  • Did the pandemic create a socially awkward younger generation? (20:33)
  • Predicting trends with the youth. (26:52)
  • When things get so extreme, we don’t know what to believe anymore. (29:26)
  • Mind Pump’s theory on putting fear in Halloween candy. (31:32)
  • So, you want to be a Vlogger? (34:27)
  • Are we glorifying serial killers? (36:32)
  • Vuori is going international! (38:51)
  • Justin’s a concert connoisseur. (41:15)
  • Calls with Chris Naghibi from the Higher Standard Podcast. (44:55)
  • The CRAZY NCI x Mind Pump Giveaway! (46:21)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Which program should I follow while training martial arts that will allow me to keep the muscle I already have? (47:44)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Do you have any resources or tips so that when I try to scale up in weight with the mace ball, I don’t rip my shoulder apart? (1:01:01)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I get stronger with a physically-demanding job? (1:14:18)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What's the best way to increase squat depth? (1:25:59)

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Oct 15, 2022
1923: How to Know if Your Training Volume is Ideal for Your Body, Ways to Improve Knee Stability, How to Get a Christmas Tree Back & More
01:27:41

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: Parallel bar dips are BETTER than the bench press. (2:00)
  • Old-time feats of strength giants. (12:29)
  • The benefits of resistance training for the older population. (18:45)
  • Massive troll or real? (22:07)
  • Justin gets roasted over his Star Wars knowledge. (29:06)
  • Why Doug has been glowing lately. (34:03)
  • The downside to Magic Spoon. (35:08)
  • Social media use and its connection to higher rates of mental disorders. (37:31)
  • The different levels of metal. (47:56)
  • How Sal is fighting father time. (51:04)
  • The origins of vegetable oil. (52:34)
  • Dad life updates with the guys. (57:02)
  • #Quah question #1 - How to get the Christmas tree back, especially the lower back/lower lats? (1:05:02)
  • #Quah question #2 - What is your favorite way to strengthen knee stability? I can squat conventionally in the 400s with great form and depth. I recently tried Bulgarian split squats and was shocked by how unstable my knees were and how low I had to bring the weight to maintain proper form. (1:09:47)
  • #Quah question #3 - Can you do too much low-intensity cardio? I'm currently in a muscle-building phase, averaging around 17k steps a day, my strength is going up, but my weight is the same. Should I decrease my steps or not worry about it? (I'm 17yo 6ft 115lbs and only started lifting a couple of months ago) (1:15:02)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are the indicators that I am training with the right volume? (1:19:12)

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Oct 14, 2022
1922: Fatphobia & Other Lies That Are Keeping You Fat, Unhealthy & Sick
52:29

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin tackle myths that keep people from taking charge of their health.

  • There is a new enemy in the fitness space and its victimhood! (1:20)

 

  • Seven myths that are keeping you fat, unhealthy, and sick. (10:26)

 

  • #1 - Health at every size. (11:07)
  • #2 – Fatphobia. (19:54)
  • #3 - Gyms are judgmental unaccepting places. (26:49)
  • #4 - Building muscle makes men toxic jerks. (33:45)
  • #5 - Fitness leads to alt-right political leanings. (38:07)
  • #6 - Gyms are only for privileged people. (41:00)
  • #7 - Eating healthy is more expensive than eating processed foods. (44:54)

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Oct 13, 2022
1921: Ways to Overcome Elbow Pain When Lifting, What to Do if Your Doctor Tells You Stop Weight Training, Solutions for Lower Back Pain & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:35:11

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The idea that gyms are some of the most unaccepting, judgmental places on Earth is complete bullshit! (3:22)
  • Is white rice as bad as candy for heart health?! (25:35)
  • The reviews are in for Kreatures of Habit! (30:49)
  • Is Elon buying Twitter back on the table? (35:37)
  • The benefits of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, from LivON Labs, for mild depression symptoms. (43:42)
  • The Brain Blend from Ned is legit! (44:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any advice on how to help my virtual client who has an excessive anterior pelvic tilt and low back pain? (49:02)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What should I do when my doctor is telling me to stop lifting weights, but strength training is key to my mental health? (1:01:56)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Do you have any tips/advice on how to overcome the fear of rupturing my Achilles again? (1:13:44)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any advice on ways to overcome elbow pain while lifting? (1:23:50)

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Oct 12, 2022
1920: The Best Foods to Build Muscle, Melt Fat & Fight Chronic Disease With Stan Efferding
01:39:52

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Stan Efferding about the mindset and diet for long-term fat loss and health.

  • The importance of compliance, protein, and developing good behaviors in your pursuit to build muscle and lose body fat. (1:37)
  • How do I manage my hunger levels? (21:54)
  • Addressing the carnivore diet and its faults. (32:54)
  • Taking the victim mentality out of the obesity epidemic conversation. (41:56)
  • Strength is never weakness; weakness is never strength. (48:30)
  • His take on the creatine boom. (50:26)
  • When diets/studies become politized. (51:52)
  • The value of having red meat in your diet. (1:02:40)
  • How the best diet/exercise is the one you will follow. (1:05:03)
  • Is the strength training revolution here? (1:08:33)
  • How has his training evolved in his 50s? (1:21:22)
  • Why he believes in providing as much free content as possible to his community. (1:28:28)
  • How has training played a role in making millions of dollars for him? (1:31:24)
  • Vertical Kids Power Hour. (1:35:38)

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Oct 10, 2022
1919: When Consuming MORE Sugar Might Be Beneficial, What to Do When Fat Loss Stalls, the Truth About TRT for Men in Their 20s & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:59:34

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Studies have shown that eating more protein tends to help people be more satisfied. But, does this mean eating a low-protein diet leads to overeating? (2:32)
  • The day Sal has been waiting for his whole life. (9:08)
  • The importance of being involved in the little stuff with your kids. (12:18)
  • The ultimate dog watcher's dream! (23:35)
  • The next evolution of the TV. (28:50)
  • Are you watching Dahmer on Netflix? (31:58)
  • Democratized media vs old media. (42:02)
  • Environmentally conscious? Why you should switch over to Public Goods. (50:43)
  • Felix Gray is quietly making moves. (54:37)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What would be the best way to work out and diet after being in a heavy cut, and then switching to a bulk? (1:04:39)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How long does it take to build muscle growth in your traps? (1:22:58)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What’s the best way to slowly get off TRT once my levels get back to normal? (1:36:59)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Is it possible to reduce muscle mass for some upcoming marathons I have scheduled but maintain my strength? (1:50:18)

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Oct 08, 2022
1918: The Pros & Cons of Drop Sets, How to Know if You Have Reached Your Muscle Building Potential, Ways to Deal With People Who Shame Healthy Living Choices & More
01:24:10

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: For long-term fitness success you MUST eliminate the victim mentality! (2:26)
  • What happens when you gaslight something and do stupid things. (23:32)
  • How eating an ultra-processed diet can change your brain! (29:15)
  • How Sal uses the bone-both protein powder from Paleo Valley. (32:42)
  • Happy Meals for adults? (43:09)
  • Adam recommends Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga on Netflix. (48:55)
  • Where are all the influencers pushing those NFT projects now? (55:11)
  • The Caldera movement is growing. (56:45)
  • Justin’s PSA for the Nextdoor app. (59:53)
  • #Quah question #1 - Thoughts on drop sets as a finisher? (1:03:28)
  • #Quah question #2 - What is your opinion of the decline bench? I have never added it to my programming. Am I missing out on something or is it just a pointless movement if I’m doing flat and incline bench presses? (1:10:16)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do you know if you’ve reached your natural potential for hypertrophy? (1:12:45)
  • #Quah question #4 - What's the best way to deal with social situations where you're more fitness/nutrition focused than other people in your circle, and they may demonize you for how you go about your way of living? (1:16:58)

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Oct 07, 2022
1917: Ten Common Traits of Fit & Healthy People
41:23

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten traits the most fit and healthy people possess.

  • People who can maintain health & fitness for their entire lives often have commonalities and common traits. (1:32)

 

  • Ten Common Traits of Fit and Healthy People. 

 

  • #1 - Their workouts are scheduled at the same time, same day, each week. (5:36)
  • #2 - They respect fitness goals but don’t obsess over them. (8:28)
  • #3 - They have learned to enjoy healthy eating. (12:29)
  • #4 - They value the mental/emotional/health effects of fitness more than the physical effects. (17:35)
  • #5 - They accept aging. (20:19)
  • #6 - Their workouts change based on their life circumstances. (22:36)
  • #7 - They don’t waste time in the gym. (26:22)
  • #8 - They don’t waste time on new diet fads. (28:13)
  • #9 - They learned to enjoy cooking. (33:54)
  • #10 - They don’t overdo it. (36:50)

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Oct 06, 2022
1916: How to Add Size to Stubborn Legs, Ways to Avoid an Afternoon Energy Crash, the Pros & Cons of Fasting & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:26:11

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Are you feeling sad, depressed, or down? Well, studies show diet can have a PROFOUND effect on depression. (2:29)
  • Do ‘hot’ women not get cold? (22:15)
  • Busting the myths surrounding the safety of testosterone replacement therapy. (25:06)
  • Is ‘memetic magic’ a thing? (30:45)
  • Prioritizing the shifting of male and female roles. (35:42)
  • Pumpkin Spice Gold Juice is back from Organifi! (46:49)
  • Butcher Box’s surf and turf deal! (47:56)
  • When Justin’s Star Wars knowledge gets tested. (49:29)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Which MAPS program or workout modifications would you recommend to someone who is focused on growing size and strength in their legs, particularly to improve their squat? (51:56)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any suggestions on ways to avoid an afternoon energy crash? (1:05:02)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - There are a lot of high-stress components in my life right now that I am managing relatively well, so would adding something like fasting hinder my stress management or improve it? (1:15:32)

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Oct 05, 2022
1915: How to Re-Ignite Your Metabolism
47:39

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight ways to kick-start your metabolism.

  • One of the MOST effective things you can do for sustainable fat loss and health in the modern world is to SPEED UP your metabolism! (1:40)
  • The complexity of the metabolism. (3:59)

 

  • Eight Ways to Re-Ignite Your Metabolism.

 

  • #1 - Train to build muscle. (11:00)
  • #2 - Best exercises are big compound lifts. (14:46)
  • #3 - Use strength as the metric. (19:05)
  • #4 - Feed your body to fuel muscle and strength. (21:13)
  • #5 - Slowly increase calories as the body adapts. (23:17)
  • #6 - Prioritize protein. (32:40)
  • #7 - Use cardio for health, not for calorie burn. (36:31)
  • #8 - Prioritize good sleep. (40:29)

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Oct 03, 2022
1914: Ways to Overcome Shoulder Pain When Benching, the Truth About Fasting for Weight Loss, What to Do When You Keep Getting Injured & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:39:52

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Working out harder is NOT always better. (2:20)
  • A groundbreaking study on the soleus muscle. (18:09)
  • Justin’s Furnace Fest adventures. (23:23)
  • When the guys first discovered they could no longer eat fast food. (40:02)
  • Flash frozen vs. fresh salmon and how Butcher Box promotes it. (43:28)
  • Rough waters ahead for all markets. (48:24)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What are ways to overcome shoulder pain when bench pressing? (57:16)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I meet my daily caloric intake by only eating three meals a day on an intermittent fasting schedule? (1:13:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Any advice on what I can do when I keep getting injured? (1:25:10)

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Oct 01, 2022
1913: The Best Butt Building Exercises, How to Know When Your Workout is Too Long, the Most Effective Rotational Ab Building Exercises & More
01:33:46

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: One of the MOST valuable pieces of technology that can DRAMATICALLY improve the success of your workouts is ALSO one of the most easily underutilized that has been around forever. The STOPWATCH! (2:51)
  • Are iPods making a comeback?! (15:09)
  • Adam recommends The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist on Netflix. (18:30)
  • The ULTIMATE carjacking deterrent. (21:37)
  • Kreatures of Habit is FLYING off the Mind Pump shelves! (25:49)
  • The unintended consequences of the pandemic. (29:12)
  • The controversy regarding Gays Against Groomers. (33:52)
  • Oral health 101. (37:48)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The truth about the Chupacabra. (47:39)
  • 4D ultrasound images show babies’ possible reactions to flavors! (51:30)
  • Vuori now has camo pants. (55:56)
  • How would the guys pass down their wealth? (58:15)
  • The next frontier is the energy race. (1:08:14)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are the best exercises to build the glutes but not bulk the legs? (1:10:50)
  • #Quah question #2 - I have the MAPS Aesthetic program. It is great, but I have a hard time getting through all the workouts on foundation days. I get tired and usually have three exercises left. Do I have the wrong program? (1:16:30)
  • #Quah question #3 - I hate crunches. What are some good choices for athletic and functional core exercises? (1:19:33)
  • #Quah question #4 - Do you believe in discipline or motivation and what is your definition of each one? (1:24:00) 

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Sep 30, 2022
1912: The Science of Successful Marriages & Relationships With Drs. John and Julie Gottman
01:13:04

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Drs. John & Julie Gottman about scientifically proven ways to improve relationships.

  • What is the Gottman Institute, and what is its purpose? (2:29)
  • What got them so interested in studying relationships? (4:16)
  • What are some of the biggest misconceptions about the way we look at marriages back then compared to now? (6:00)
  • What is the Love Lab, and how did it work? (9:10)
  • The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. (13:39)
  • The Sound Relationship House theory of what makes relationships work. (18:52)
  • The importance of focusing on the process rather than the content. (29:48)
  • The value of their research in helping build healthy relationships. (34:44)
  • Any differences in same sex-relationships vs different-sex relationships? (39:52)
  • Are there things culturally that are working against them? (49:12)
  • The importance of a moral aspect in a healthy relationship. (55:24)
  • Love is an action. (57:38)
  • Building connection through practice on Gottman Connect. (1:03:22)
  • Love Rx and closing words to the Mind Pump audience. (1:09:21)

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Sep 29, 2022
1911: How to Get Better at Pull-Ups, Ways to Build the Legs Without Lifting Weights, the Benefits of Switching From a Body Part Split to Full Body Workouts & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:32:58

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Powerlifters have it half right and half wrong. Bodybuilders ALSO have it half right and half wrong. You can learn from BOTH to maximize your gains. (3:25)
  • How the PRx rack is set up PERFECTLY for band-assisted exercises. (23:23)
  • Why would Walmart remove self-checkout machines? (28:36)
  • Walmart is getting into banking! (40:33)
  • Nothing will lose you more money than a car. (41:40)
  • The value of SleepMe and the growing competition in the market. (50:45)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – Are there any exercises I can do to activate the muscles to perform a pull-up? (55:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What recommendations would you give to someone with limited to no access to accessories and weights to keep progressing on my lower body? (1:03:40)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Is my love for running holding me back from burning fat? Is it possible to burn fat while working out and running or should I stop running and only strength train to burn fat? (1:09:40)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is the best/most accurate method of measuring body fat percentage (ideally an at-home method)? (1:20:50)

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Sep 28, 2022
1910: How to Uncover Hidden Hormone Imbalances With Dr. Stephen Cabral
01:37:37

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Stephen Cabral and get their hormone profiles analyzed on air.

  • The paradigm around preventative health. (3:00)
  • Humans are meant to do tough things and we have gotten soft.  (8:57)
  • The benefits of putting your body through temperature changes. (11:51)
  • His thoughts on artificial sweeteners. (13:51)
  • What role does eating too much play in poor health? (16:55)
  • Is there an antioxidant consumption limit? (19:10)
  • Differentiating between blood and saliva tests. (22:36)
  • The stress/gut connection. (31:39)
  • Explaining the gut/brain access. (33:46)
  • Unpacking and understanding the results and findings from the guy’s lab tests. (37:31)
    • Doug. (39:36)
    • Justin. (58:54)
    • Adam. (1:11:07)
  • The importance of looking at the big picture. (1:24:29)
  • The motivation behind their partnership. (1:27:48)
  • What tests does he recommend? (1:29:24)
  • His insight into the MP Holistic Health community. (1:30:45)
  • What you get if you purchase a test through Dr. Cabral. (1:34:29)

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Sep 26, 2022
1909: Building Muscle With 20 Minute Daily Workouts, Switching From Low Rep to High Rep Training, Adjusting Training When Working a Demanding Job & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:34:08

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here is an interesting way to stimulate muscle growth, loaded passive stretching! (2:25)
  • Have insomnia? Wear those blue-blocking glasses y’all! (18:59)
  • A parent’s battle with sleep routines. (24:16)
  • Funny moments with the Mind Pump kids. (32:11)
  • Nutrient deficiencies can cause A LOT of irritability. (34:25)
  • A conversation on the decline in Christianity in America. (37:54)
  • Revisiting the actor’s “pump” debate. (45:08)
  • Caldera Lab, the results speak for themselves. (49:18)
  • Quiz: What are the different types of female orgasms? (50:25)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Following the 20-minute workout approach you outlined in a recent episode, how would you split up your MAPS Programs? Do you think that would still achieve the same effects as the program originally intended? (55:26)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How do you make the mental switch from low rep training to high rep training? (1:03:50)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Are there any precursor exercises or stability moves I should be doing before jumping straight into something like MAPS Performance? (1:14:18)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How much is my hectic job preventing me from building muscle, and how can I counter the negative effects it has on my bulk? (1:23:58)

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Sep 24, 2022
1908: How to Activate the Chest When Benching, Avoiding Muscle Tightness When Driving Long Distances, the Best Way to Train for Heart Health & More
01:28:58

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: Lifting to failure CAN produce accelerated muscle growth. However, there are some interesting caveats. (2:32)
  • Carnival Sal. (22:33)
  • Adam’s potty-training mistakes to avoid. (25:53)
  • The apple doesn’t fall far from the Andrews tree. (35:05)
  • Highlighting the weakness in human reason. (39:52)
  • Caffeine is a powerful drug. (43:48)
  • The guys address the prices of their sponsors. (49:48)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard on Netflix. (54:42)
  • #Quah question #1 - How can I feel more activation on my chest rather than shoulders when bench pressing? (57:18)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are good mobility practices for tight hamstrings for someone who drives for a living? (1:01:15)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is there a difference in training cardio for cardiovascular health vs. training to increase VO2 max? What’s the best way to train for overall cardiovascular health? (1:06:09)
  • #Quah question #4 - When did you all know it was time to go all in with Mind Pump? (1:11:00)

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Sep 23, 2022
1907: Nine Ways to Get Lean Without Counting Calories
44:41

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover nine hacks that are critical for fat loss success without needing to count calories.

Sep 22, 2022
1906: How to Address Low Back Pain Related to Squatting & Deadlifting, Fixing Imbalances Between the Right & Left Side of the Body, How to Get Kids Started With Strength Training & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:38:10

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you’re going to go vegan, do it for the RIGHT reasons. Otherwise, it’s likely to lead to worse health. (2:54)
  • Things that Adam finds cool. (10:22)
  • The brain blend from Ned is FIRE!! (17:13)
  • Mind Pump on the controversy surrounding Andrew Tate and the dangers of censorship. (18:50)
  • A clear example of obsessive fandom. (41:13)
  • Remembering Bill Pearl. (44:54)
  • The sex-tape formula for success. (48:19)
  • ‘Buy My House’, the Shark Tank for real estate. (50:49)
  • The meat sticks from Paleo Valley are a HIT with the kids. (52:54)
  • Canada’s twisted law. (56:08)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I measure if I am out of symmetry, and how can I improve it? (1:01:26)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I stay satiated during Dr. Cabral’s 4-month Sibo protocol? (1:09:12)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How do I program the right exercises to strengthen my lower back and core? (1:17:06)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - If you could design a template for extracurricular training for elementary, middle, and high school students that would span those years, where would you start and what would that template look like? (1:28:57)

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Sep 21, 2022
1905: The 10 Types of People Who Fail at Fitness
01:04:45

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten types of people who generally fail when attempting to become and stay fit.

Sep 19, 2022
1904: The Dangers of Drinking Too Much Water, the Benefits of Adding Indian Club & Macebell Movements to a Workout, How to Add Olympic Lifts to a MAPS Program & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:36:35

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Eating two burgers is healthier than eating one burger and one order of fries. (2:21)
  • Welcome, Mind Pump’s newest partner Kreatures of Habit. (8:15)
  • Yes, Adam hides certain foods. (11:40)
  • Are the guys still skeptical about Tonal? (16:01)
  • How creatine may be more beneficial than anti-depressants for mild depression. (31:26)
  • Is inflation here to stay? (33:03)
  • Invest to fight inflation with Start Engine and companies like CAREMINDr. (39:07)
  • When NASA lets the internet decide the name of their next mission. (43:50)
  • How Disney is shaking up the streaming wars. (46:10)
  • Organifi Glow is getting rave reviews from Mind Pump listeners. (51:59)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I add Olympic lifts to a MAPS Program? (54:52)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I incorporate Indian clubs/mace bells into my workout to improve my shoulder, wrist, core, and elbow strength/health to fight potential injuries from my job? (1:00:39)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I rehab my body without putting on a massive amount of weight after hiking the Appalachian Trail? (1:15:09)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Can you drink too much water? (1:24:46)

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Sep 17, 2022
1903: The Role of Muscle Soreness & Gains, Sugar Vs. Sugar Substitutes, Overcoming Shaky Arms When Benching & More
01:25:26

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: One of the BEST ways to manage your cravings is to manage your blood sugar levels. Just walking 2 MINUTES after a meal will have a pronounced effect! (2:25)
  • Adam recaps his helicopter ride in Hawaii. (12:35)
  • Food trucks have come a LONG way! (23:15)
  • Adam’s flying hack for traveling with toddlers. (27:50)
  • What is Mind Pump streaming? (30:09)
  • The strange controversy surrounding the Queen’s passing. (33:32)
  • Check out the new designs from Felix Gray! (39:17)
  • The ads on the backs of magazines were rip-offs! (41:02)
  • We are getting closer and close to Halo. (43:34)
  • How California is forcing the hand of these fast-food companies. (47:21)
  • NCI’s CRAZY giveaway! (51:35)
  • #Quah question #1 - Why are muscle soreness and calories burned not a good cue for effective exercises? What do you suggest we track? (54:31)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are your opinions on sugar vs. sugar substitutes? (1:00:56)
  • #Quah question #3 - What stabilizer muscle exercises do you recommend to help arms stop shaking when bench pressing? (1:10:03)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are each of your most controversial health and wellness opinions? (1:14:26)

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Sep 16, 2022
1902: From Addict to Self-Made Millionaire With Michael Chernow
02:15:06

From Addict to Self-Made Millionaire With Michael Churnow

  • How from a young age he was trying to get out of his house. (3:34)
  • Being sexually assaulted at 8 years old. (11:08)
  • Why he felt he needed to have a legitimate job with his ever-growing side hustle. (16:10)
  • His favorite drug to sell and why? (22:05)
  • His only run-in with the cops. (26:33)
  • The scary experience of getting robbed. (32:08)
  • That one time he faked his death. (39:01)
  • His connection to the universe. (44:30)
  • Losing his father and making amends. (46:55)
  • The beginning of the end of the dark days and the beginning of the new days. (56:30)
  • The Muay Thai angels. (1:01:48)
  • The point where things start happening for him. (1:08:43)
  • Why his happiness is FAR more important than cash in the bank and capital. (1:28:59)
  • His next venture, partner, and buyout. (1:35:45)
  • The origins of Kreatures of Habit. (1:46:33)
  • Taking his love of oatmeal and running with it! (1:53:25)
  • How fitness & health transformed him. (2:01:01)
  • The priority of profitability. (2:08:40)
  • You never know the catalyst of change. (2:10:30)

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Sep 15, 2022
1901: The Pros & Cons of Working Out Fasted, HIIT Vs. Steady-State Cardio, Maintaining Strength & Athleticism While Losing Weight & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:23:51

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the BEST things you can do to increase the pump is to drink more WATER! (2:58)
  • The benefits of red-light therapy to relieve pain. (10:39)
  • One Twitch streamer wanted ALL the views! (13:27)
  • Magnets are powerful! (21:14)
  • The Seed impact. (28:07)
  • The trends of drug use during the pandemic. (29:39)
  • How spoiled are these kids now?! (31:53)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Are there downsides to prolonged periods of resistance training while fasted? (41:57)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Can doing excess cardio hinder my muscle growth and weight loss, and slow my metabolism more? (48:56)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How do I fit MAPS Anabolic into my schedule as a firefighter? (1:02:01)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is the safest way to reduce my weight without having to lose too much muscle? (1:14:51)

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Sep 14, 2022
1900: The Truth About Peptides With Dr. Rand McClain
01:28:44

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Rand McClain about testosterone and peptides.

  • The BIG myths surrounding testosterone. (2:48)
  • How important is testosterone for women? (33:49)
  • A brief history of peptides. (46:03)
  • Since insulin, what are some of the biggest peptide breakthroughs? (51:01)
  • Should peptide use be monitored by doctors? (54:15)
  • Breaking down the peptide PT-141 for libido and sex. (59:59)
  • Oxytocin is the love bonding chemical. (1:05:42)
  • Comparing growth hormone and Ibutamoren. (1:09:24)
  • Cognitive boosting peptides. (1:14:45)
  • Anything worth doing is worth doing it right. (1:16:12)

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Sep 12, 2022
1899: The Difference Between Total & Free Testosterone, What Creatine Does to the Body, How to Get Client Results as a Personal Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:49:27

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

1899: The Difference Between Total & Free Testosterone, What Creatine Does to the Body, How to Get Client Results as a Personal Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching)

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you don’t ENJOY your workouts something is wrong! (2:18)
  • A funeral director weighs in on Justin’s dark humor story. (13:23)
  • Gym bullies or gym etiquette. (15:51)
  • Are Twitter bots driving culture, and are these social media platforms doing our leaders dirty work? (20:19)
  • Monkeys are crafty. (39:26)
  • How supplementing with Acetyl-L-Carnitine can reduce mild depression symptoms. (40:35)
  • Magic Spoon is EVERYWHERE! (41:53)
  • Real-life Mario Kart! (47:38)
  • Parenting hacks with Mind Pump. (48:56)
  • Another reminder to stay present. (49:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is it normal to have clients drop off even when you’re trying everything to help them? (56:12)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What are your thoughts on adding strength training during the offseason as a triathlon athlete? (1:14:09)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How malleable is your metabolism? How high can I go without putting on much body fat? (1:24:39)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How do I know creatine is working, and did I get ripped off? (1:41:03)

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Sep 10, 2022
1898: The Truth About Tri-Release Protein Supplements, the Maximum Amount of Protein You Should Consume in a Meal, the Best Close Grip Exercise for Tricep Development & More
01:20:34

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.

1898: The Truth About Tri-Release Protein Supplements, the Maximum Amount of Protein You Should Consume in a Meal, the Best Close Grip Exercise for Tricep Development & More

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Of all the things you can do to positively affect your health, supplements are largely a waste of time. (2:24)
  • At what point can you justify wearing driving gloves in your fancy car? (11:24)
  • Tony Horton is a scammer. (15:57)
  • Biohackers will try and do anything! (18:24)
  • Mike O’Hearn, stop it! (22:30)
  • Lifestyles of the rich and the famous. (28:54)
  • California politician’s sending out mixed messages. (36:18)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite Vuori pants. (40:15)
  • How Sal is making an effort to become more self-aware of his physical state. (43:12)
  • The top things Adam has done for his psoriasis. (52:07)
  • #Quah question #1 - Is it true that your body can only absorb 30g of protein in a sitting? (59:26)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are your thoughts on tri-release proteins? Are they a gimmick or do they have legit benefits? (1:05:25)
  • #Quah question #3 - I treat static stretching like trigger sessions, a couple of times a day for the specific muscle I’m stretching. Is this a good or bad thing? (1:08:14)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are your thoughts on incline vs flat close grip bench press for tricep development? (1:14:46)

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Sep 09, 2022
1897: Why Phasing Your Workouts Is So Important & How to Properly Switch It Up
54:43

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight reasons why switching up your workouts is critical for continued progress in the gym.

1897: Why Phasing Your Workouts Is So Important & How to Properly Switch It Up

  • There are a few rules in fitness, and here is one of them. Almost all reasonable approaches actually work, but none of them work forever. And none of them work all the time. (2:31)
  • The guys share their own experiences with being dogmatic with their training. (6:54)

 

  • Eight Reasons Why Phasing Your Workouts Is So Important & How to Properly Switch It Up.

 

  • #1 - Novelty can induce positive change physically. (14:13)
  • #2 - Novelty can induce positive change mentally. (16:30)
  • #3 - Low reps benefits. (23:25)
  • #4 - Higher reps benefits. (29:56)
  • #5 - Short rest period benefits. (33:50)
  • #6 - Long rest period benefits. (39:39)
  • #7 - Different exercise benefits (different planes, strength specific, isolation vs compound). (43:54)
  • #8 - Reduces risk of injury. (50:23)

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Sep 08, 2022
1896: The Superior Form of Exercise to Lose Body Fat, Avoiding CrossFit Injuries, the Best Order to go Through MAPS Programs & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:41:50

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

1896: The Superior Form of Exercise to Lose Body Fat, Avoiding CrossFit Injuries, the Best Order to go    Through MAPS Programs & More (Listener Live Coaching)

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Believe it or not, fasting can actually be an effective tool to build muscle! (3:24)
  • Is the insect movement catching on? (19:48)
  • Abercrombie’s backlash over ‘normalizing’ obesity. (28:24)
  • It’s Pumpkin Spice season! (32:32)
  • Sam Parr’s hustle. (34:45)
  • Sniffspot, the Airbnb of dog parks. (36:41)
  • Ned’s new Brain Blend is a pre-workout for your mind! (42:09)
  • Valentin Dikul is a phenom! (47:31)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I do CrossFit the Mind Pump way? (53:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Is there an order of how your programs should go or which one y'all would pursue first, second, third, etc.? (1:07:37)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How will I not gain weight by cutting out cardio and just focusing on strength training more? (1:20:09)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How do you find motivation when the gains aren’t coming? (1:29:41)

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Sep 07, 2022
1895: Eight Hacks for an Insanely Strong Grip
44:25

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight ways you can dramatically improve your grip strength.

1895: Eight Hacks for an Insanely Strong Grip

  • One of the EASIEST ways to improve your performance, vitality, and muscle growth is to simply STRENGTHEN your grip. (2:37)
  • Why are we so WEAK?! (8:09)
  • What does a stronger grip mean for me? (10:03)

 

  • Eight Hacks for an Insanely Strong Grip.

 

  • #1 - Don’t use wrist straps. (12:53)
  • #2 - Do low rep training (fat bar). (19:20)
  • #3 - Use chalk (powder or liquid). (22:46)
  • #4 - Squeeze the bar when pressing. (24:43)
  • #5 - Practice isometrics. (29:07)
  • #6 - Add 1-2 sets to every workout. (31:24)
  • #7 - Train the wrist extenders. (34:05)
  • #8 - Don’t train to failure. (36:49)
  • Mind Pump’s Favorite grip strength exercises. (38:14)

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Sep 05, 2022
1894: Ways to Improve the Mind-Muscle Connection, How to Know if You Are Overtraining, What to Do When Cutting Calories Doesn’t Result in Weight Loss & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:59:06

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

1894: Ways to Improve the Mind-Muscle Connection, How to Know if You Are Overtraining, What to Do When Cutting Calories Doesn’t Result in Weight Loss & More (Listener Live Coaching)

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: STOP forcing your body to change! If it feels like you're forcing your body, your methods or mindset is wrong. (2:45)
  • Why does alcohol effect some people more than others? (21:42)
  • When you feel tremendous empathy towards your parents. (26:36)
  • Communicating and instilling good information on finances with your children. (36:07)
  • The sad regression in today’s climate. (50:27)
  • Adam’s first 72-hour fast. (54:20)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is there a way to keep the current shape I have physically with less time in the gym? Or do I need to adjust my mindset and expectation of how lean and muscular I want my body to be? (1:02:03)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What is some advice you guys have for building that mind-muscle connection on both sides of the body? (1:15:26)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How important is it to be exact on your macros when tracking? Do you have to be precise with your protein, carbs, and fats and avoid not going over? (1:27:08)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What would be some qualities I need to develop, or some disciplines that I need to hone in on, to be successful in pumping out quality trainers? (1:43:04)

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Sep 03, 2022
1893: The Best Way to Get Better at Push-Ups, the Truth About the Accuracy of Fitness Trackers, the Importance of Training the Core Through a Full Range of Motion & More
01:33:25

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.

1893: The Best Way to Get Better at Push-Ups, the Truth About the Accuracy of Fitness Trackers, the Importance of Training the Core Through a Full Range of Motion & More

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If your kids are fat, it’s your fault. (3:20)
  • Italians go HARD! (21:16)
  • NFL athletes are NOT normal. (23:17)
  • You wouldn’t put it past Donald Trump. (32:25)
  • Taking a problem and adding more to the problem. (33:52)
  • How Public Goods is meeting the demands of their customers. (42:57)
  • Felix Gray taking over the Mind Pump households. (46:28)
  • An interview with Harry Soza of CAREMINDr. (48:53)
  • #Quah question #1 - What’s the best way to get better at push-ups when you can barely do them? (1:11:44)
  • #Quah question #2 - How important are core-specific exercises if you always brace your core while lifting? (1:14:58)
  • #Quah question #3 - How accurate are trackers, such as a Fitbit, at measuring NEAT and calories burned? (1:19:23)
  • #Quah question #4 - Do you target a postural problem or a weight problem first with a client? (1:26:31)

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Sep 02, 2022
1892: The Fitness Benefits of Boxing With Tony Jeffries & Glenn Holmes
01:05:12

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak boxing and fitness with Tony Jeffries and Glenn Holmes.

 

1892: The Fitness Benefits of Boxing With Tony Jeffries & Glenn Holmes

  • How they survived the pandemic. (2:45)
  • The snowball effect of being consistent and trying new things. (23:00)
  • The power of YouTube. (26:20)
  • Why everyone should learn HOW to throw a punch? (27:37)
  • Footwork is the BEST defense. (32:24)
  • “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” (37:21)
  • Their current passion projects. (41:45)
  • Boxing is a SKILL. (46:17)
  • Why teaching someone to box for a fight versus for fitness are two different worlds. (50:41)
  • The value of having a system to teach. (54:11)
  • If you can’t do something slow and correct, don’t do it fast! (57:29)
  • Their critique of the Oculus boxing games. (59:10)
  • A turnkey solution to boxing in ANY gym! (1:02:35)

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Sep 01, 2022
1891: Ways to Troubleshoot an Unusual Body Fat Increase, the Best Foot Position for Squats & Deadlifts, Maximizing Strength & Muscle Using a Suspension Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:43:20

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

1891: Ways to Troubleshoot an Unusual Body Fat Increase, the Best Foot Position for Squats & Deadlifts, Maximizing Strength & Muscle Using a Suspension Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching)

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here’s a long-term consistency-building hack. A little bit done every day is MORE EFFECTIVE than a lot done infrequently.  (3:18)
  • Organifi protein powder passes the baby taste test. (26:33)
  • Adam’s Concours weekend. (31:50)
  • Seed is in a class of their own. (47:08)
  • Revisiting the study about artificial sweeteners on human glucose tolerance. (50:04)
  • Something out of a dark comedy. (51:43)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is it normal to suddenly gain body fat during a specific phase of MAPS Aesthetic? (59:06)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - If you were to follow someone as they completed program by program, what metrics would you track and why? (1:13:16)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Can you shed some light on the best foot positioning for squats or deadlifts? (1:24:02)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What benefits can I expect from a suspension trainer, and how should I incorporate it into my training long term? Should I just do just this or should I add in some bands and/or weights? (1:31:11)

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Aug 31, 2022
1890: How to Get Jacked in 20 Minutes a Day
39:44

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why short frequent workouts may be superior to long less frequent workouts.

  • Believe it or not, the workout that could build the MOST muscle might ACTUALLY only be 20 minutes! (2:11)
  • Recovery and adaptation are NOT the same things. (6:01)
  • What we can learn from Olympic lifters. (12:06)

 

  • Six Reasons Why Short Frequent Workouts May be Superior to Long Less Frequent Workouts.

 

  • #1 - Better technique (fatigue doesn’t get in the way). (16:15)
  • #2 - EASY to stay consistent (way more convenient). (17:57)
  • #3 - Practice the best lifts. (21:30)
  • #4 - Daily invigoration (leave better than you started). (24:01)
  • #5 - Easy modification (every day you feel differently). (27:14)
  • #6 - Encourages adaptation vs healing. (30:21)
  • How to Get Jacked in 20 Minutes a Day. (33:18)
  • 6 - 20-minute workouts 5 sets a day/6 days a week. 
    • 3 sets of compound lifts
    • 2 isolation
  • Compound Lifts
    • Squats
    • Lunges/Bulgarian Split Stance
    • Deadlifts
    • Bench press/Incline press
    • Rows
    • Overhead press
    • Dips
    • Chin-ups
  • Isolation
    • Anything!

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Aug 29, 2022
1889: What to Do About Loose Belly Skin, the Benefits of Moving From a Split to a Full Body Workout, How to Choose the Correct Weight When Switching Rep Ranges & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:52:03

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Rhonda Patrick, we love you, but cardio before strength training is WRONG! (3:42)
  • Artificial sweeteners do cause behavioral impacts. (14:20)
  • Why do kids follow trends? (18:50)
  • Would the guys hire their younger selves? (28:38)
  • Improve your growth hormone production by wearing blue-blocking glasses before bed. (48:21)
  • What has made the biggest impact on the guy’s sleep? (54:13)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - For those coming from the traditional Anabolic routine with just walking in between days, how does someone work to adjust to Performance? What is a generally good benchmark to gauge workout stamina? (58:18)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Do meal timing, and overall food profile contributes to a loose midsection, and could it prevent a tightened core aesthetic? (1:12:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How do I maintain aesthetics/performance and have a life when I can handle so much volume/frequency/intensity as a retired Green Beret? (1:28:19)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What are your thoughts on going from a 6-day split routine to a 3-day full-body routine? (1:44:47)

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Aug 27, 2022
1888: The Best Exercises to Build the Abs, Ways to Improve Poor Quality Sleep, the Pros & Cons of Blending Foods & More
01:20:04

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: One of the MOST effective ways to lower depression, improve happiness, reduce blood pressure, and have better relationships, is to have a spiritual practice. (2:51)
  • Testosterone is NOT always the toxic hormone. (23:55)
  • Aurelius is a little turd. (27:45)
  • The beef sticks from Paleo Valley are a hit with children. (29:05)
  • Dad life updates: Pop rocks, being comfortable trying new things around your peers, and capturing special moments. (30:23)
  • Mind Pump are BIG Predator fans. (38:21)
  • Mind Pump Recommends the conversation with Seth Dillon on The Joe Rogan Experience. (42:10)
  • The performance and physical benefits of Rhodiola. (45:37)
  • The problems and concerns over the recent passing of the Inflation Reduction Act. (48:48)
  • #Quah question #1 - Hanging leg raises have been difficult for me. What kind of regression plan would you suggest to be able to do them with ease? (1:01:40)
  • #Quah question #2 - What should you do if you sleep wrong? Is this your body telling you something? (1:07:36)
  • #Quah question #3 - Does blending foods make the nutrients more bio-available? (1:12:13)
  • #Quah question #4 - Do performing squats, deadlifts and overhead presses make you shorter? (1:16:58)

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Aug 26, 2022
1887: Why You Shouldn’t Ask Your Doctor About Diet & Exercise
44:15

 In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five reasons why you doctor is likely not the ideal person to ask for diet and exercise advice.

  • Some of the WORST advice that clients would bring about diet & exercise would come from their DOCTORS! (2:39)
  • The importance of consulting and asking for clearance from your doctor. (5:33)
  • In the defense of ‘good’ doctors. (7:13)

 

  • Five Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ask Your Doctor About Diet and Exercise.

 

  • #1 - Their education is largely specialized (almost none on training or diet). (9:38)
  • #2 - They have no experience coaching people through the process. (18:52)
  • #3 - Their tool kit is great for acute issues or symptom relief (not chronic issues). (25:11)
  • #4 - They have a drug for that. (32:36)
  • #5 - They don’t have time to walk you through it. (37:58)

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Aug 25, 2022
1886: The 15 Minute Daily Workout that Actually Builds Muscle, the Importance of Training in Different Rep Ranges, Getting to the Bottom of Unexplained Injuries & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:47:01

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: A LITTLE BIT of exercise each day is superior to A LOT of exercise done two-days a week. (3:20)
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club, the greatest ‘troll’ job in history?! (25:11)
  • The “floating city in the sky.” (35:10)
  • Proven health benefits of CBD. (37:33)
  • The Magic Spoon family connection. (41:35)
  • Max and his backpack. (42:51)
  • What is considered a “real” protein food? (45:29)
  • Will Kevin Hart’s ‘planet-based’ restaurant crush? (51:36)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is training in high rep ranges for the heavy compound movements beneficial compared to low rep ranges? (57:24)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Does my training have anything to do with a string of unexplained injuries I have been experiencing? (1:08:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How would you guys recommend I train to prepare myself for fencing again? (1:17:36)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What are some of the most common misconceptions about lifting at an older age, and how can those misconceptions be dispelled? (1:30:21)

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Aug 24, 2022
1885: Dr. John Delony on Relationships, Mental Health & Crisis Management
01:53:14

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. John Delony.

  • From nerd to YouTuber. (2:43)
  • How do you stay mentally healthy helping people in crisis? (4:00)
  • What makes him good at what he does? (7:31)
  • Knowledge vs. Wisdom. (11:12)
  • Helping your kids navigate the instant gratification landscape. (13:41)
  • How your body puts GPS pins in things. (16:20)
  • Marriage takes practice and communication. (24:00)
  • The impact of the pandemic on our children’s development. (29:11)
  • The greatest virtue is isolation. (33:00)
  • His opinions on social media. (42:18)
  • The social media activist. (49:42)
  • Why you can’t wait until there is a THING to develop a relationship with your children. (53:35)
  • The gifts you can give your children going through a divorce. (58:49)
  • The steps you can take to begin to work on yourself. (1:02:43)
  • The value of therapy. (1:09:53)
  • The importance of live events and being in touch with your community. (1:13:10)
  • The pros and cons of psychedelics. (1:17:35)
  • What contributes to a successful relationship? (1:23:45)
  • What makes a good counselor and patient? (1:31:13)
  • His take on monogamy. (1:32:50)
  • Have we pathologized discomfort? (1:40:23)
  • What perpetuates the next fitness machine? (1:44:50)
  • The battle for long-form conversations. (1:49:00)

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Aug 22, 2022
1884: The Value of Undulating Calories to Lose Fat & Stay Lean, How to Prevent Muscle Loss When Cutting, Using Static Stretching to Get a Good Night’s Sleep & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:53:34

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Parents calm down! Climate change is NOT making your kids fat! (3:10)
  • The arcade/carnival game hustle. (13:45)
  • The steam room chronicles. (19:26)
  • When you’re feeling your age. (21:18)
  • Sal’s a BIG craps guy now. (23:48)
  • So, buying ‘fake’ property isn’t a good idea? (31:47)
  • Busting the frequency myth. (32:49)
  • Commercials and compliments, brought to you by Vuori. (39:52)
  • The evolution of podcast advertising. (41:47)
  • It’s a competitive market out there y’all! (44:50)
  • The tragedy and brilliance of Disney. (46:33)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How many calories should I eat if I am looking to stay lean and healthy after a skateboarding injury? (56:32)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Can I pinpoint growth while in a cut or should I just focus on not losing muscle mass during it? (1:08:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Is static stretching good to do before bed? (1:20:19)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How does one transition from being an athlete into leading a healthy, training-based lifestyle? (1:32:50)

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  • Layne Norton, Ph.D. (@biolayne)  Instagram
Aug 20, 2022
1883: The Truth About Eating Eggs & Health, the Best Non-Barbell Squat Variations, Tips for Choosing the Correct Workout Shoes & More
01:29:28

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The answer to your fitness pursuit is NOT a new machine, piece of equipment, or the latest fitness fad! (3:10)
  • Caldera Lab has made an impact on the Mind Pump community. (17:56)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The origins of the Skinheads movement. (22:30)
  • The alarming issues the guys have with the Inflation Reduction Act. (25:48)
  • Is a social credit score in our future? (37:57)
  • Does Amazon want to map your home?! (42:50)
  • Sometimes there are good things that come from conspiracy theories. (45:40)
  • Love is an action. (48:52)
  • New partner alert! Welcome, Fly By Jing to spice up your favorite recipes. (55:11)
  • #Quah question #1 - Of the “non-barbell” squat variations, (hack squat, goblet squat, landmine squat, etc.), which is your favorite and why? (59:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm eating 5-6 egg yolks and 3 whites daily. Is it safe for your health? (1:08:06)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do you approach strength training for High School football players? (1:14:00)
  • #Quah question #4 - How important are the types of shoes you wear during your workout, and should they change based on the type of exercise you are doing? (1:24:59)

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Aug 19, 2022
1882: How to Safely Train After Having a Baby
37:29

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten things to consider when resuming training after giving birth.

  • Exercise has a profound effect on recovery, strength, and well-being post-partum. But HOW you exercise before, during, and after pregnancy is extremely important! (2:26)
  • Get clearance first. (4:22)

 

  • Ten Things to Consider When Resuming Training After Having a Baby.

 

  • #1 – Start SLOW. (6:47)
  • #2 - Don’t try to cut for a while. (13:03)
  • #3 - Use a physio ball. (15:24)
  • #4 - Focus on core connection. (18:34)
  • #5 - Work on mobility/connection. (20:37)
  • #6 - Nothing fast or ballistic. (23:21)
  • #7 – Walk. (25:46)
  • #8 - Full body is best. (27:23)
  • #9 – Higher reps. (29:36)
  • #10 – Short, frequent workouts > long, infrequent. (32:09)

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Aug 18, 2022
1881: The Two Exercise Workout, How to Train After an Injury, Ways to Tell if You Are Overtraining & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:33:22

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: BY FAR, the BEST way to strengthen your bones is to LIFT WEIGHTS! (4:06)
  • A reflection of the general state of how our country views obesity. (15:26)
  • How our leadership set us up for failure. (19:17)
  • Hot August Nights adventures. (21:59)
  • Becoming more socially aware. (31:52)
  • When a haircut goes wrong. (34:56)
  • Who makes themselves their own baseball card?! (39:58)
  • Red-light therapy is going mainstream! (42:20)
  • Beyond Meat is tanking! (45:20)
  • Butcher Box has brought back BACON FOR LIFE! (51:50)
  • Jen Cohen is a badass! (53:05)
  • How the internet ruins EVERYTHING! (54:53)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is there ever a time you’d recommend abandoning a program entirely while you’re in the middle of it? (59:30)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Is a cut a good time to learn a new skill like Muay Thai or Olympic lifting? (1:10:35)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - As a trained individual coming off an injury, how do you resist the urge that says “I know I can handle more” when returning to full body training and splits? (1:20:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Is there an exercise that targets the "anterior chain" of muscles? (1:29:26)

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Aug 17, 2022
1880: The Value of Bodybuilding Knowledge With Kris Gethin
01:25:37

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Kris Gethin, fitness entrepreneur and former editor-in-chief for bodybuilding.com.

  • His interesting story of how he got into the fitness space. (2:47)
  • It doesn’t matter if you’re a good therapist, it MATTERS if you’re a good salesperson. (7:12)
  • If you want to make money, DO NOT open a gym. (9:41)
  • His introduction into the Indian market and the massive opportunities there. (11:33)
  • A look behind the curtain of the decline of bodybuilding.com. (20:21)
  • A conversation on the current state of bodybuilding. (29:47)
  • The value of getting back to the basics. (35:46)
  • Does social media play an influence on the sport? (39:24)
  • His favorite and least favorite parts of bodybuilding. (41:57)
  • The importance of giving back and taking what he learned from bodybuilding into his daily practices. (45:00)
  • How having structure creates discipline. (50:33)
  • Where does his business acumen come from? (54:58)
  • The progression and future of the supplement industry. (57:25)
  • Is it a myth that the biggest bodybuilders are taking anabolics? (1:10:04)
  • The oura of intensity. (1:13:01)
  • His views on hormone replacement therapy. (1:17:28)
  • The pivotal moments in his training career. (1:20:12)

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Aug 15, 2022
1879: Improving Results in the Gym By Doing Less, Tips for Correcting Mid-Back Pain, Training for Bodybuilding & Martial Arts at the Same Time & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:54:37

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Some of the BEST things you can do to BRING UP a lagging body part is to START your workout with an isolation exercise. (3:04)
  • Is the Earth spinning faster? (13:34)
  • Where does the southern stereotype come from? (17:50)
  • Teacher/student sexual relations, the age of consent, and age gaps in relationships. (21:32)
  • Blue light before bed for your children. (30:25)
  • Magic Spoon is making MOVES! (34:05)
  • An interview with Joe De Sena from Spartan Race. They discuss a special cause that Mind Pump is going to be a part of, the Ultra Race Championships in Tahoe, the current state of Spartan, and the importance of practicing hard shit. (40:10)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How do you recover from excessive binging after a bikini competition, and how do you handle weak leptin/ghrelin signals post-show or diet? (1:01:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Is it possible to train Jiu Jitsu while competing in bodybuilding? (1:20:01)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How do I prevent injury, strengthen, and mobilize my intercostal muscles in my mid-upper back? (1:34:55)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How do I program 3 full-body workouts a week, while also making it to the gym 5-6 days a week without overtraining? (1:42:57)

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Aug 13, 2022
1878: Healthy Meal Ideas for the Whole Family, Great Resources for Better Exercise Programming, Tips for Beating a Midday Slump & More
01:32:33

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: One of the biggest challenges when it comes to fitness success is that we tend to FOCUS on the SYMPTOMS and not the ROOT CAUSE. (3:14)
  • NCI is doing things right. (26:16)
  • The value of treating exercise as a SKILL. (28:46)
  • Empathizing with the younger generation. (36:17)
  • Obesity, it’s NOT your genetics. (39:47)
  • The mindset shifts in getting your children involved in mundane or physical household tasks. (41:19)
  • Organifi Red Juice, the ULTIMATE caffeine alternative. (52:28)
  • Have you seen an elephant receive CPR?! (55:12)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are some common meals that are great for the family and hit all the healthy macros? (57:13)
  • #Quah question #2 - Where do you guys turn to for programming ideas and to gain more knowledge regarding training? (1:05:01)
  • #Quah question #3 - How can you beat the midday slump when bulking? (1:16:14)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are your thoughts on Mk677? Is it good or bad depending on your body type? (1:20:46)

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Aug 12, 2022
1877: Obesity, It’s Not Your Genetics
52:22

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten reasons that obesity has become so prevalent in the past century, and it is not genetics.

  • Obesity, it’s not your genetics. Your genetics are NOT why you are obese! It’s about your lifestyle and the environment you are in. (1:57)
  • How are people affected by their genetics? (5:08)
  • Ten Environmental Factors/Lifestyle Choices that Play a Role in Obesity. (11:56)
  • #1 – You eat hyper-palatable, ultra-processed foods. (12:20)
  • #2 – You do not move much. (19:44)
  • #3 – You have little muscle. (23:01)
  • #4 – Food requires little work, so we respect it less. (24:51)
  • #5 – Endocrine disrupting chemicals. (29:19)
  • #6 – We stay up later and sleep less. (32:22)
  • #7 – We eat when distracted. (36:09)
  • #8 – Liquid calories. (41:03)
  • #9 – Antidepressants. (44:02)
  • #10 – Birth control. (47:55)

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Aug 11, 2022
1876: Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism, How to Train After Being Sick, Powerlifting Competition Preparation Tips & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:35:00

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When you pull in your waist, suck it in using your transverse abdominis (TVA), you make it smaller! (3:34)
  • Want to improve your mitochondrial health, take alpha lipoic acid! (13:17)
  • Justin doesn’t do well solo for too long. (23:14)
  • Recapping Max’s first movie theater experience! (25:26)
  • Supporting your kids' passions and endeavors. (34:55)
  • The penis pump story from hell! (40:51)
  • Cannabis and its effect on your sperm DNA. (43:17)
  • The impact of school closures on our children’s mental health. (48:39)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What is the best approach to a cut when wanting to speed up fat loss? (54:35)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Why have I seen such a carryover from the basketball court by doing hypertrophy style training? (1:06:42)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What is the best approach to put on size and gain strength for an upcoming powerlifting meet? (1:16:30)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - In general, how do you guys handle sick days while on a MAPS program? After a few days without lifting, do you pick up where you left off? (1:25:03)

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Aug 10, 2022
1875: Tainted Science With Max Lugavere
01:14:59

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak to Max Lugavere about what happens when scientists are motivated by outcomes other than finding the truth.

  • When the science-bound model goes wrong. (2:28)
  • Science advances one funeral at a time. (12:28)
  • Why you shouldn’t take everything the Western blot publishes as fact. (15:11)
  • Why is there resistance to acknowledging that we can potentially prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? (22:50)
  • Why this documentary project engenders why Max does what he does. (29:32)
  • How the brain is very complex. (31:18)
  • Turning the serotonin model for depression on its head. (34:31)
  • How do studies get funded, and how can we eliminate these conflicts of interest? (43:05)
  • Nutrition studies, a house of cards. (48:21)
  • When diets become politicized. (50:43)
  • Be evidence-based, but NOT evidence-bound. (57:01)
  • Understanding the BIG picture and sifting through the noise. (1:02:43)
  • Little Empty Boxes. (1:09:53)

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Aug 08, 2022
1874: The Dangers of Red Meat, Building Lots of Muscle Over 50, Determining the Ideal Caloric Deficit for a Cut & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:42:24

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here is an advanced technique that can almost help every person, progressive resistance with chains and bands. (2:44)
  • When a hero comes along. (15:32)
  • The things you notice about yourself once you have children. (17:59)
  • Enjoying the phases of development. (24:47)
  • This woman is a CHAMPION! (28:47)
  • Busting the myth of overpopulation being a bad thing. (30:53)
  • The shell game that is being played when it comes to our economy. (32:53)
  • Planet of the Apes is happening! (36:11)
  • Hershey’s brilliant strategy. (38:43)
  • How Public Goods targets the environmentally conscious consumer. (42:38)
  • Like wine, drink your Zbioitics first! (44:11)
  • The history of the super-soaker. (48:37)
  • BB guns have come a LONG way! (54:07)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is eating too much red meat bad for you, and why does it get so much hate? (56:30)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How much should I start to cut to be effective without destroying my metabolism? (1:05:24)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Should I be lifting more moderately heavy and keep relatively the same weight throughout the phases of MAPS Anabolic?  What do you recommend, being over 50, would be most effective to continue to see more muscle gains? (1:13:59)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is the best strength-based training program to follow for rowers? (1:30:45)

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Aug 06, 2022
1873: The Difference Between Yoga & Mobility, How to Eat & Train on Vacation, the Best Thing You Can Do Between Sets & More
01:10:19

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 healthcare in the world is FREE! (2:58)
  • Sal clarifies his statement on nicotine and why vaping is a problem. (9:23)
  • The things we did in the past and their lingering effects as we age. (16:22)
  • Why Mind Pump works with Caldera Lab. (20:42)
  • Is fluoride dangerous? (25:40)
  • Why is protein being demonized? (28:37)
  • Mind Pump loves Mike Matthews. (30:25)
  • Why it’s important to have skepticism. (32:06)
  • Does having tattoos impede your ability to sweat? (36:39)
  • So, you say you want a Ring? (40:10)
  • Science once again proves the mind-muscle connection. (43:08)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are some tips for getting better at barbell squats when you have long legs/femurs? (47:11)
  • #Quah question #2 - Can yin yoga be used as mobility training or is it different? (53:26)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do you guys approach training and nutrition on vacation when not actively cutting or bulking? (59:07)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are some of the best uses of your time when taking long breaks between sets? (1:05:10)

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Aug 05, 2022
1872: Eight Benefits of Lifting With Light Weight
37:07

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight reasons why lifting light weights can accelerate your progress.

  • One of the BEST things you can do to develop your muscles, and an amazing body, is to LIFT with lightweight! (2:15)

 

  • Eight Benefits of Lifting with Light Weight.
  • #1 – Better form. (7:30)

 

  • #2 - Easier to connect to target muscles. (10:40)
  • #3 - Lower injury risk. (15:42)
  • #4 - The pump (higher reps). (19:03)
  • #5 - Strength stamina. (22:41)
  • #6 - Explosive training. (26:00)
  • #7 - Slower reps value. (29:35)
  • #8 - Easy on the joints. (32:14)

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Aug 04, 2022
1871: The Connection Between Increased Hunger & Muscle Growth\, How to Train a Muscle You DON’T Want to Grow, the Benefits of Unilateral Training & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:23:16

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: What you TRAIN, you STRENGTHEN! (3:12)
  • Your parents' generation was just DIFFERENT. (11:06)
  • Is Gen Z forcing social media to evolve? (17:26)
  • Resolving your marital disputes was different in medieval times. (25:56)
  • The origins behind the saying “Jack of all trades, master of none.” (27:20)
  • Vuori got the guys looking ‘professional’ on camera. (31:36)
  • The media is a propaganda machine. (33:32)
  • Butcher Box has a YouTube page! (39:30)
  • Vegans need to relax! (42:12)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How would you recommend I incorporate MAPS Symmetry into my workout while also including some days for muscle building but not overtraining? (50:17)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Can I skip or replace bicep curls, shrugs, and calf raises in MAPS programs if they are not my target muscle groups? (56:29)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Would MAPS Symmetry accelerate me back to where I was pre-break to then work the same intensity as before in the program? (1:06:09)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Could my increased hunger be a sign of building muscle? (1:13:38)

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Aug 03, 2022
1870: Ten Advanced Recovery Hacks
47:13

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss ten ways to improve recovery.

  • Do NOT fall into the trap of targeting perfection. (2:00)

 

  • Ten Advanced Recovery Hacks.

 

  • #1 - Cold therapy. (6:00)
  • #2 – Static stretching. (11:49)
  • #3 - Naps. (15:32)
  • #4 - Trigger sessions. (20:34)
  • #5 - Mobility work. (25:24)
  • #6 - Deep tissue massage. (29:12)
  • #7 – High-calorie days. (34:34)
  • #8 – Sunlight. (36:20)
  • #9 – Meditation. (39:25)
  • #10 - Fish and veggies. (42:53)

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Aug 01, 2022
1869: The Fastest Way to Build Unresponsive Shoulders, How to Teach Kids to Work Out, Getting Shredded as a Woman & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:56:39

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: It’s good to be science-based, but NOT science-bound. (3:07)
  • Gio’s CRAZY evening in San Francisco. (18:57)
  • How can this even happen?! (23:21)
  • The fun of watching your child develop. (26:10)
  • “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face.” (31:51)
  • Redefining what a recession is. (35:55)
  • How Justin has been using Organifi’s Green Juice to repair his gut. (44:50)
  • The robot uprising has started! (50:17)
  • Debating the advantage of being taught by a parent or professional? (52:42)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - As a PE teacher, how would you structure a workout program for my students? (57:29)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What are your thoughts on wanting to go into a cut at 11% body fat? (1:16:21)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Should I run a program that has a volume increase only in the parts I want to bring up, and run a maintenance volume on the rest of my body parts to force my body to bring up what lacks? (1:32:35)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What resources, besides physical therapy, are out there to strengthen my skill set as a trainer for the advanced age population? (1:40:35)

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Jul 30, 2022
1868: How Long it Takes to Build Muscle, the Benefits of Carb Cycling, the Truth About the Body Weight Set Point & More
01:39:03

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: Extreme fitness and extreme performance are NOT healthy! (2:59)
  • Throwing shade on serotonin being the leading indicator of depression. (20:41)
  • The humor in watching your kids develop. (31:07)
  • The disconnect between young athletes and their body awareness. (33:45)
  • The ultimate muscle preservation tool. (43:19)
  • Imagining the war of the future. (45:12)
  • A sign of the times for future car purchases. (51:47)
  • Sal’s dream PRx garage gym. (58:45)
  • #Quah question #1 - How long does it take to build muscle mass? (1:03:05)
  • #Quah question #2 - Can you explain carb cycling and its benefits? Can you fat cycle as well? (1:14:49)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is there a set point for our weight? (1:24:23)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are some training tips with a newborn? (1:30:01)

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Jul 29, 2022
1867: Ten Advanced Next-Level Workout Techniques
45:57

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten advanced techniques that can kick-start your results in the gym.

  • One of the MOST challenging things in fitness is to continue progressing when you are ALREADY advanced! (2:04)

 

  • Ten Advanced Next-Level Workout Techniques.

 

  • #1 - Supersets (pre-exhaust, compound, antagonist). (6:44)
  • #2 – Training to failure. (10:48)
  • #3 - Partial reps. (18:05)
  • #4 – Rest/pause. (21:44)
  • #5 - Intraset stretching (24:17)
  • #6 – Drop sets. (26:48)
  • #7 – Super slow motion. (30:42)
  • #8 - Isometric holds. (34:21)
  • #9 – 10 x 10. (36:10)
  • #10 – Forced reps. (40:22)

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Jul 28, 2022
1866: The Truth About Fat Burning Supplements, How Massage Can Improve Performance, Ways to Protect Your Back When Deadlifting & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:39:13

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Vegan diets are some of the WORST diets for building muscle! (3:25)
  • Why is D.B. Cooper a cultural icon? (10:37)
  • Brown noise, and why you should care about it. (21:03)
  • Audi’s awesome new tech to save you time. (27:30)
  • Sal’s dad loves Ned! (32:53)
  • Maximus is a BIG Magic Spoon guy. (36:11)
  • What’s wrong with men?! (38:31)
  • Be wary of getting your news from social media. (46:10)
  • Toys R Us is making a COMEBACK! (49:08)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Do fat burners have side effects that should I be aware of, and do they require cycling off to maintain their effectiveness? (56:35)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How do I adjust my training to better prevent me from feeling so strained at/after work as a massage therapist? (1:09:48)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What are some ways to protect your back while deadlifting? (1:18:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Is there any truth to a specific type of workout for your Hormone Metabolic type? (1:27:34)

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Jul 27, 2022
1865: Why Most Fitness in the Media is BS
34:04

Description: In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Nathaniel Nolan who recently made news "as the man who got ripped running like a dog."

  • The CRAZY story behind how Nathaniel went viral. (2:13)
  • His background in the fitness space and how he got into animal flow. (6:43)
  • Has this had an impact on his business? (9:57)
  • Why big media companies are NOT looking out for the people they are trying to exploit. (11:36)
  • His WHY into becoming a personal trainer. (14:26)
  • Why most of the fitness media is simply GARBAGE! (17:27)
  • The purpose behind modulating intensity. (22:09)
  • Highlighting why the consumer MUST take headlines with a grain of salt. (26:23)
  • The importance of mobility, trigger, and focus sessions within the MAPS Programs. (31:11)

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Jul 25, 2022
1864: The Best Way to Target Butt Growth, How to Build Strength Stamina, the Truth About Essential Amino Acid Supplements & 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: Protein is as CLOSE as you can get to a magical macronutrient. (3:09)
  • Heritage pork from Butcher Box hits different! (17:48)
  • So, you want to build a sex room? (22:55)
  • Rage has become the machine. (27:05)
  • The Stranger Things effect. (28:35)
  • Will Sal be in a music video?! (34:08)
  • A throwback to Adam’s old photoshoots. (36:26)
  • Have a drink, and keep that Zbiotics on hand. (48:24)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is there a way to grow the glutes/legs, without growing the back/upper body? (52:06)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - If you put in the work consistently over a long period of time, should everyone be able to lift 225 lbs. for bench press, 315 lbs. for squat, and 450 lbs. for deadlift? (1:01:33)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I improve my endurance in the gym while deadlifting? (1:14:24)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Would you recommend supplementing with essential amino acids, if I am struggling to meet my daily protein intake? (1:24:34)

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Jul 23, 2022
1863: Barbell Vs. Dumbbell Shoulder Press, the Best Non-Dairy Protein Powder, the Superior Form of Cardio & More
01:23:29

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here is a simple step you can do to alleviate chronic pain, train unilaterally. (3:27)
  • How much do Cirque du Soleil/Vegas acts get paid? (17:29)
  • What’s a sun fever?! (31:28)
  • Hands-on your knees is better for catching your breath than hands on your head. (37:50)
  • Flying with children and keeping them in line. (40:39)
  • Weedkiller chemical glyphosate was found in the majority of U.S. urine samples. (44:53)
  • When your plans just don’t pan out. (49:16)
  • When your bed just feels the best. (55:13)
  • #Quah question #1 - What is the difference in hypertrophy between the dumbbell overhead press vs. barbell? If the difference is stability, is there more benefit in using dumbbells in most press movements? (57:33)
  • #Quah question #2 - Can you recommend a good protein powder that doesn’t contain whey? (1:04:03)
  • #Quah question #3 - How much is too much for trigger or focus sessions? (1:12:13)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is there a superior form of cardio? For example, would be better to run, do HIIT, or just go ham on an assault bike? (1:16:33)

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Jul 22, 2022
1862: How NOT to Be an Idiot in the Gym
36:49

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten things one must NOT do in a gym.

  • There are unwritten rules that are true for EVERY single gym! (1:27)

 

  • Ten Ways How NOT to Be an Idiot in the Gym. 

 

  • #1 - Don’t be smelly. (2:16)
  • #2 - Don’t start a conversation in the locker while you’re naked (or dry your balls). (5:59)
  • #3 - Let people “work in.” (8:59)
  • #4 - Put weights away. (15:18)
  • #5 - Wipe up your sweat. (19:37)
  • #6 - Don’t drop weights. (22:59)
  • #7 - Don’t talk to people mid-set. (25:50)
  • #8 - Don’t wear perfume/cologne. (27:37)
  • #9 - Don’t hoard equipment. (30:17)
  • #10 - No moose knuckle. (33:59)

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Jul 21, 2022
1861: How to Eat Healthy on a Budget, Ways to Eliminate Imbalances Between the Left & Right Side of the Body, the Best Time to Bulk & Cut & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:41:14

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: For building muscle, don’t try to MOVE weights rather FOCUS on challenging the muscle. (3:37)
  • The DRAMATIC physical changes in Justin’s high school student-athletes! (16:34)
  • Gentleminions versus Bronies, which is worse? (33:43)
  • Is the TikTok algorithm different in China than in the US? (36:33)
  • Twitter’s suspending spree explained. (40:34)
  • RIP James Caan. (44:33)
  • Are flat Earthers still a thing? (45:54)
  • Cool new tech with Mind Pump. (50:37)
  • Joe Biden, the pariah of the Democrat party. (52:50)
  • The fascinating technology of cryogenic grinding. (56:04)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any advice on how to prioritize physical health for someone on a tight budget? (1:00:27)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How would you design training and nutrition around an active job that will be transitioning to a more sedentary lifestyle? (1:11:22)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What kind of unilateral exercises, if necessary, would help balance out my physique? Can I incorporate these exercises with current Maps programs or is it something I must focus entirely on? (1:21:16)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – Any suggestions on how to transition my focus from bodybuilding to powerlifting? (1:27:24)

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Jul 20, 2022
1860: Fourteen of the Best Foods for an Amazing Physique
39:29

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover fourteen of their favorite foods to build a healthy and muscular body.

  • Fourteen of the Best Foods for an Amazing Physique. (2:02)
  • #1 – Eggs. (5:00)
  • #2 - Animal meat (chicken, beef, pork, fish). (6:39)
  • #3 - Whole Milk (if tolerated). (9:34)
  • #4 - Leafy greens. (12:02)
  • #5 – Asparagus. (14:25)
  • #6 – Zucchini. (16:20)
  • #7 – Berries. (17:13)
  • #8 – Rice. (20:27)
  • #9 – Quinoa. (23:26)
  • #10 - Potato / Sweet potato. (25:07)
  • #11 – Raw nuts. (28:11)
  • #12 - Avocado / avocado oil. (32:16)
  • #13 – Olive oil. (34:01)
  • #14 - Butter / ghee. (35:37)

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Jul 18, 2022
1859: How to Get Rid of the Last 5 Pounds of Body Fat, the Best Rep Range for Maximum Results, When Supplements are a Waste of Money & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:40:39

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the EASIEST ways to optimize your hormones is to simply lift weights! (3:03)
  • The guys get geeky on old sci-fi/horror films of the 80s. (12:54)
  • What percentage of men and women fantasize about murder? (16:51)
  • The pros and cons of A.I. (20:33)
  • ‘Taco floss’ is in style. (27:15)
  • What’s the deal with the Georgia Guidestones? (34:11)
  • NCI is giving away a full-ride scholarship! Apply now! (38:08)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Are NFTs dead? What is going on with the crypto markets? (41:03)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I get rid of the last 5 pounds of body fat and boost my metabolism? (49:49)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Is there any stuff/workout/diet or anything I should be following to keep my vertical up in volleyball? (1:01:18)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - When is it superior or appropriate to train in one rep range solely for an amount of time (3-4 weeks) or switch every phase versus the style of hitting each rep range each workout consistently (Start with your big lift or two in lower rep ranges, then move to a lift in 8-12 range, then towards end hit the higher range/your finishers)? (1:17:27)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - With numerous sponsored products from the show like electrolytes, vitamins, green/red drinks, CBD, pre and post-workout supplements, etc. Where does a guy start if wanting to try supplements? (1:27:30)

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Jul 16, 2022
1858: How to Build Muscle With Kettlebells, Using Strength Training to Reduce Arthritis Pain, the Ideal Order to Complete MAPS Fitness Programs & More
01:25:45

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: Contrary to popular media propaganda, meat, eggs, and milk are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet! (3:11)
  • Sal has stamped his seal of approval on Seed. (13:35)
  • Adam’s Organifi “Peanut” Brittle desert. (16:52)
  • Sal recommends UnXplained with William Shatner. (21:13)
  • Justin recommends Westworld on HBO. (33:57)
  • Another brilliant move by Apple. (35:45)
  • That one-time Disney gave Robin Williams a Picasso for being the Genie. (40:35)
  • Is your favorite Hollywood star on anabolics? (44:25)
  • #Quah question #1 - What order should your programs be completed? (57:17)
  • #Quah question #2 - Can kettlebells build muscle? (1:06:44)
  • #Quah question #3 - How would you describe training to technical failure to someone who doesn’t push themselves hard enough? (1:14:20)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are the benefits of strength training with arthritis? (1:19:10)

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Jul 15, 2022
1857: Are Squats Overrated?: A Debate With Eugene Teo
01:45:49

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Eugene Teo.

  • Why he takes issue with the emphasis on the barbell back squat. (2:28)
  • How people have a hard time separating their emotions from logical reason. (5:47)
  • Individual variance matters! (10:07)
  • Are split stance exercises superior to bilateral lower body exercises? (13:49)
  • Functional versus hypertrophy. What does he lead towards? (17:06)
  • Understanding there are so many different paths people can go on when it comes to training. (19:31)
  • The difficulty of catering to your audience on social media. (24:31)
  • When is anecdote valuable? (31:16)
  • The problems with being science-based versus science-bound. (35:46)
  • Addressing his post on correctional exercise and being a waste of time. (41:11)
  • Is a deadlift a good back hypertrophy exercise? (59:17)
  • The systemic effects of novelty. (1:02:48)
  • The most underrated training style. (1:12:45)
  • Biggest training paradigm-shattering moments. (1:14:47)
  • Favorite forms of conditioning. (1:18:09)
  • Is he pro-full-body or body-part split? (1:24:37)
  • What currently makes him roll his eyes in the fitness space? (1:26:44)
  • Paralysis by analysis and podcasting. (1:28:39)
  • What is his main source of business? (1:35:53)
  • Will Mind Pump visit Australia? (1:37:38)
  • Who are his favorite fitness influencers in Australia? (1:39:57)
  • Women CAN lift! (1:42:14)

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Jul 14, 2022
1856: How to Build the Outer Part of the Chest, Ways to Train With an Unusual Work Schedule, Tips for Improving Wrestling Performance & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:36:43

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Supplements are NOT the answer until they ARE the answer. (3:56)
  • The conspiracies surrounding the Large Hadron Collider. (18:15)
  • A puffer fish may have inspired the Mandala. (21:14)
  • We are so vulnerable without power. (22:49)
  • Time dilation is a real thing! (27:14)
  • Nuclear energy can be scary. (29:28)
  • The Japanese are fierce. (30:44)
  • Dad's life updates with the guys: Aurelius has a new favorite word and Maximus’ interesting personality. (33:11)
  • Airplane horror stories with your kids. (37:10)
  • Competition is great! (47:51)
  • The power of TikTok! (50:26)
  • Mind Pump fans love Vuori! (51:25)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What type of training (duration, frequency, intensity) would you recommend for a person with adrenal fatigue? (54:52)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What programming would you recommend for my client who has a very inconsistent work schedule? (1:06:16)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Do you have tips on how to follow a MAPS program while still training 6 hours a week as a wrestler without overtraining and burning myself out? (1:14:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What is your advice on building the outer/side part of the chest?  (1:28:02)

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Jul 13, 2022
1855: How to Maintain a Beach-Ready Body All Summer Long
43:31

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover 6 ways to keep a beach-ready body throughout the summer.

  • Believe it or not, the hard part about staying in shape for summer is NOT the getting in shape part. The hard part is MAINTAINING it after summer is over. (2:03)

 

  • Six Ways to Maintain a Beach-Body All Summer Long. (7:44)

 

  • #1 - Train full-body 3 days a week. (It is easier to stay consistent, don’t miss your least favorite body parts, or frequency of most effective exercises). (8:57)
  • #2 - Phase your training. (Don’t let your body get stale, long rest, moderate, and light with supersets.) (16:12)
  • #3 - Slowly increase calories (reverse diet). (21:19)
  • #4 - Keep protein high. (26:56)
  • #5 - Train “show muscles abs” to build. (30:16)
  • #6 - Trigger sessions keep the pump. (36:56)

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Jul 11, 2022
1854: When Fasting Hurts Your Gains, the Best Source of Carbs for Strength & Performance, What to Do When Personal Training Clients Aren’t Getting Results & More (Listener Live Coaching)
02:02:35

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you have to pick between animal or plant protein, pick an animal protein. (2:52)
  • The guys recap their Cabo family vacation, the All-In Podcast drama, and Sal in Spanish. (7:31)
  • Would the guys consider sending their kids to an out-of-state boarding school? (27:40)
  • Are you digging Sal’s “Nonno” mustache? (39:41)
  • Will fasting increase the androgen receptor’s sensitivity? (42:00)
  • Is ESPN running out of content to promote?! (45:04)
  • The richest self-made women under 35 may surprise you. (48:47)
  • Have you heard of the ‘Crypto Queen’? (50:09)
  • Who the heck pays $1000 a month for a car?! (52:52)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is my morning fasting routine impacting my strength gains? (58:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What would be the best way to track the progression of my high school athletes'? (1:12:20)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - When and how do you know it is time to let a client go? (1:29:59)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What kind of carbs do you recommend eating in the morning for energy? (1:43:54)

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Jul 09, 2022
1853: The Best Way to Improve Your Bench Press, the Value of Wall Sits for Building Quads, Ways to Improve Grip Strength & More
01:12:33

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: Shin splints, they suck! But, did you know they are easy to fix?! (2:52)
  • Sal can FINALLY get in on the Top Gun conversation. (13:44)
  • Sal’s a BIG sausage guy. (31:13)
  • Mind Pump’s reverse psychology on the recent ‘Why you Should NOT Become a Personal Trainer’ episode. (32:56)
  • The Di Stefano’s are ALL the same. (34:05)
  • Can being hungry change your sexual preferences? (37:21)
  • Are we close to a cure for HIV?! (48:41)
  • #Quah question #1 - Other than doing a dumbbell bench press, what are the best moves to improve and increase your barbell bench press? (50:20)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are your thoughts on doing wall sits to help build the quads? (56:37)
  • #Quah question #3 - If someone is starting in their fitness journey with little to no experience, how would you introduce them to lifting weights? (1:00:49)
  • #Quah question #4 - How can I improve grip strength so I can hold heavy dumbbells when doing Romanian Deadlifts without having to use straps? (1:06:09)

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Jul 08, 2022
1852: The 4 Worst Ways to Judge Your Workout Success
42:50

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover four popular ways to judge the effectiveness of a workout that are just plain wrong.

 

  • The 4 Worst Ways to Judge Your Workout Success. (2:47)

 

  • #1 – Soreness. (You should feel little to no soreness.) (8:10)
  • #2 – Sweat. (Some of the best workouts don’t make you sweat.) (17:10)
  • #3 - How hard it was. (Hard is easy to produce.) (22:42)
  • #4 - How exhausted do you feel afterward. (You should feel better, not worse after.) (26:55)

 

  • Five Great Ways to Judge Your Workout.

 

    • #1 - You got stronger. (31:56)
    • #2 - You gained stamina. (34:14)
    • #3 - Your body composition improved. (34:44)
    • #4 - You have improved energy. (36:57)
    • #5 - You have better vitality. (39:22)

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Jul 07, 2022
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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