Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

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Subscribers: 2277
Reviews: 9

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

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

Marius Posogan
 Feb 4, 2020
I love This podcast

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

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

Description

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

Episode Date
1664: How to Reduce Cardio Without Gaining Weight, Ways to Shrink an Overdeveloped Body Part, Adjusting Workouts to Accommodate an Unusual Work Schedule & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:37:29

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

Oct 16, 2021
1663: How to Even Out Unbalanced Leg Muscles, the Ideal Length of Time to Follow a Workout, HMB Supplement Review & More
01:21:03

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why Iron Man athletes are muscular even though they do excessive cardio, the best way to even out the quads, how long to stick to a program, and whether HMB is worth it.

Oct 15, 2021
1662: Mind Pump’s 21 Best Tips
01:09:00

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin go over 21 of their best tips as chosen by their private forum.

  • Mind Pump’s 21 Best Tips. (1:47)
  • #1 – Conduct Full Body Workouts. (2:30)
  • #2 – Stop 2-3 Reps Short of Failure. (4:27)
  • #3 – Speed Up Recovery by Movement. (6:50)
  • #4 – Sort the Silverware Before you Start the Dishwasher. (9:39)
  • #5 – Do What you are Not Doing. (11:21)
  • #6 – Stop Working Out and Start Practicing. (15:17)
  • #7 – Stop Doing so Much Cardio. (20:06)
  • #8 – Understand the Concept of Reverse Dieting. (23:38)
  • #9 – Men, Sit Down When you Pee at Night. (26:25)
  • #10 – Prime your Body before you Workout. (28:26)
  • #11 – Apply Mini Cuts and Mini Bulks. (33:02)
  • #12 – Chase Health, Aesthetics will Follow. (36:12)
  • #13 – Eat for How Foods Make you Feel. (40:14)
  • #14 – Focus on the Big Rocks. (44:09)
  • #15 – Women Should Bulk. (46:41)
  • #16 – It Depends... (48:49)
  • #17 – More is Not Always Better. (50:48)
  • #18 – Quit Measuring Success by the Scale. (54:49)
  • #19 – Don't Buy a Horse for Your Family if you Can’t Afford it. (58:38)
  • #20 – Fall in Love with the Process. (1:01:14)
  • #21 – Focus on Strength. (1:04:37)

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Oct 14, 2021
1661: How to Learn to Pistol Squat, the Muscle & Performance Benefits of Spiking Insulin, Meat Based Protein Powder Review & More
01:10:59

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to progress to a full unassisted pistol squat, developing quads when you are glute dominant or glutes when you are quad dominant, spiking insulin before the gym or after the workout, and the quality of carnivore/meat based protein powders.

  • Ben Greenfield, Captain Springboard and Pseudoscience. (5:17)
  • What is semen retention, and are there any benefits? (15:34)
  • What message are we trying to send our children? (18:55)
  • Attack of the fruit flies! (22:25)
  • X-men, no more? (24:16)
  • Woman's depression was cured by targeted electrical brain stimulation, a first, pioneered by UCSF researchers. (25:57)
  • Alarming news with Sal: US homicides increased 30% in 2020. (31:23)
  • Rad is coming back to theaters! (33:53)
  • Irresponsible purchases with Mind Pump. (36:10)
  • Your worst fans are usually the people closest to you. (44:26)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to progress to a full unassisted pistol squat? (49:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is harder to develop, quads when you are glute dominant or glutes when you are quad dominant? (54:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is more important, spiking insulin before the gym or after the workout? (58:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think about carnivore or meat-based protein powders? (1:03:39)

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Oct 13, 2021
1660: Wokeism, Equity & Social Justice with Gad Saad
01:20:42

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Gad Saad, a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary psychologist and professor, and the author of The Parasitic Mind.

  • His journey to the field of evolutionary psychology. (1:42)
  • Is it hard to do what he does in this current climate? (3:28)
  • The consequences of ignoring the biological drivers of our behaviors. (5:45)
  • Why the equality of outcomes is cancer on the human spirit. (9:49)
  • How much of our biology drives our culture? (12:30)
  • Do men have a greater desire for sexual variety than women? (15:00)
  • What are the arguments for monogamy? (20:21)
  • Where does he see the greatest pushback for his field of study? (22:38)
  • How closely connected is our biological sex from our gender? (29:54)
  • His take on the pros and cons of social media. (31:50)
  • Is cancel culture a dangerous thing we should look out for? (35:20)
  • Where does postmodernism come from? (40:24)
  • Are we seeing the inevitable collapse of western society? (51:33)
  • Dr. Gad Saad, too difficult to cancel? (54:00)
  • What makes academia so vulnerable to terrible ideas? (56:30)
  • Why do we have to make things so hard for ourselves? (1:00:08)
  • Are there any evolutionary roots to religion? (1:05:37)
  • What is the best way to inoculate yourself from bullshit? (1:14:48)

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Oct 11, 2021
1659: Adjusting Your Workout to Meet Your Goals, How to Work Around a Foot Injury, Elimination Diet Eating Tips & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:30:12

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Breaking down the debate surrounding calories in versus calories out. (4:18)
  • What is Mind Pump watching on TV? (15:20)
  • Elon Musk is a gangster. (20:30)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Send your ashes into orbit for a funeral in space. (22:10)
  • Magic Spoon is a customer favorite! (26:21)
  • Sal is OBSESSED with Paleo Valley’s bone broth protein powder. (27:33)
  • Joby Aviation, a company to keep your eye on. (28:40)
  • Why are men always doing something crazy to their genitals? (35:32)
  • Travel tales with Mind Pump. (37:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – Any advice on how to adjust my diet and training while working through an elimination diet? (46:26)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you break down and explain the reasoning behind the high number of reps and volume in MAPS Performance? (1:00:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I continue to build muscle and get my metabolism to respond after going through menopause? (1:09:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I remedy my foot injury to be able to build my calves? (1:22:03)

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Oct 09, 2021
1658: How Cardio Limits Muscle Gain, When to Use Supersets, Following a Workout Program Vs. Training Instinctively & More
01:17:22

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether cardio kills muscle gains, the benefits of supersets, the importance of following a program rather than improvising or instinctively training, and why fitness isn’t selfish.

  • Yes, Butcher Box has packages to celebrate National Taco Day! (4:05)
  • A professor explains marketing to MBA students. (6:51)
  • The guys share their most impactful teachers growing up. (9:08)
  • Improving your quality of life by optimizing your hormones. (14:24)
  • Bob Munden, the fastest draw in the world. (21:25)
  • What is going on with Facebook, and should the Government regulators get involved? (25:18)
  • The conspiracy theory surrounding Patent W02020606. (33:02)
  • Getting caught by your kids. (38:44)
  • The latest arms race between the US and Russia is frightening. (45:40)
  • Caldera is one amazing product! (48:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does cardio kill muscle gains? (55:37)
  • #Quah question #2 – Besides saving time, what are the benefits of supersets? (1:02:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – How important is it to follow a program? (1:05:16)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you speak to how fitness isn’t selfish? (1:09:41)

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Oct 08, 2021
1657: Why the Economy Won’t Crash With Peter Linneman
46:14

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with economist Peter Linneman. Although it seems like inflation is getting out of hand, Peter lays out why he thinks it is not as worrisome as it may appear.

  • Why are we seeing supply chain shortages today? (1:59)
  • How do you explain the soaring housing market?! (7:52)
  • What to watch out for in the current economic climate. (14:15)
  • Where would be the best places to invest/grow your money? (19:13)
  • What industries should we keep an eye on? (23:38)
  • As income goes up, so does spending. (29:40)
  • The great advantage of affordable housing. (34:21)
  • Why the Fed has been terrible at predicting its own interest rates. (36:54)
  • Floating or fixed mortgages? (38:50)
  • His favorite places in the US to invest in real estate. (42:00)

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Oct 07, 2021
1656: How to Find Your Exercise & Diet Sweet Spot, the Truth About Training for Your Body Type, the Benefits of Earthing & More
01:18:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about flexing or tensing while lifting vs. just moving the weight, whether a lot of people are overdoing it with diet and exercise, if there is any truth regarding somatotype, and their thoughts on grounding or earthing.

  • Why everyone should squat. (6:56)
  • The many benefits of Felix Gray products for your eye health.  (15:21)
  • Metal Education with Justin Andrews. (19:08)
  • Strange Science News with Sal: Tiny flying machines that monitor the environment. (37:28)
  • Ancient footprints suggest humans lived in the Americas earlier than once thought. (42:08)
  • Sal’s obsession with Organifi’s Pumpkin Spice is real. (44:08)
  • What is Mind Pump currently watching? (45:02)
  • The more muscle you have, the better your survivability from infection and disease. (48:58)
  • Mind Pump is NOT anti-cardio. (50:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are you supposed to flex or tense while lifting, or just move the weight? (54:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you find that a lot of people are overdoing it with diet and exercise? (59:37)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there any truth regarding somatotypes? (1:04:24)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on grounding or earthing? (1:10:00)

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Oct 06, 2021
1655: The Best Natural Treatment for Anxiety & Depression
44:31

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight ways exercise improves anxiety and depression. See a clip at bodybuilding.com

  • The MOST important effects of proper exercise. (2:01)
  • The #1 reason why you are consistent in health and training. (7:00)
  • Startling statistics surrounding depression and anxiety. (8:58)
  • Eight Ways Proper Exercise Improves Depression and Anxiety. (12:53)
  • #1 – Changes the chemicals in the brain. (13:04)
  • #2 – Encourages your hormonal health. (18:47)
  • #3 – Forces you to be present. (21:50)
  • #4 – Empowers you to feel stronger. (26:49)
  • #5 – Changes your relationship to the physical effects of anxiety, fear, and pain. (32:10)
  • #6 – Develop a better relationship with medication. (36:08)
  • #7 – It gets easier as you get better and more experienced. (37:37)
  • #8 - Accept your body for what it is. (39:01)

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Oct 04, 2021
1654: Ways to Kickstart Glute & Hamstring Muscle Development, Maximizing Muscle Gains on a Low Protein Diet, What to Do If You Seem Unable to Build Muscle & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:25:17

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • How there is a bit of permanence when it comes to resistance training. (4:27)
  • Dad life with the guys. (11:23)
  • Can young blood rejuvenate the old? (15:13)
  • The 411 on vampire bats. (17:39)
  • Strange News with Sal. (20:18)
  • The MANY factors that go into running a successful company. (23:26)
  • The criteria of what your future robot should do. (29:43)
  • Sal, the supplement king. (32:09)
  • The potential game-changing benefits of having your hormones checked. (34:32)
  • The benefits of red light therapy on the body. (37:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I maintain my gymnastic abilities while trying to build muscle? (41:47)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I gauge changes in my workout programming before I move on? (53:48)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it possible to build muscle when you’re on a diet with restricted protein intake? (1:05:58)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I increase my calories and build muscle, while maintaining my gut health? (1:15:06)

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Oct 02, 2021
1653: The Muscle Building Secrets of Jacked Prison Inmates, How to Adjust Your Workout to Accelerate Butt Growth, the Dangers of Bench Pressing With Your Feet on the Bench & More
01:23:34

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how men get jacked in prison if they are not eating in a calorie surplus, good glute exercises to build the butt, bench pressing with feet off the floor, and how the Mind Pump founders connected and decided to start the show.

  • Adam addresses the haters in his DM’s. (4:41)
  • The difference between discipline and motivation. Plus, the importance of having a trust circle. (7:42)
  • Another example countering the risk of consuming too much dairy fat. (28:34)
  • Dairy or nut milk with your Organifi Gold Juice? (32:52)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Star Wars: Visions and What If…? on Disney+. (38:03)
  • Another glowing review for the benefits of Caldera. (40:33)
  • What is the deal with vaccine mandates and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement? (42:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do men get jacked in prison if they are not eating in a calorie surplus? (50:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some good glute exercises to build the butt? (58:01)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think about bench pressing with feet off the floor? (1:01:18)
  • #Quah question #4 - How did you guys get connected to start Mind Pump? (1:06:04)

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Oct 01, 2021
1652: How to Overhead Press Your Bodyweight
57:30

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss nine ways to increase your overhead press.

  • The overhead press, the squat of the upper body. (1:57)
  • Is the overhead press more neglected than the squat? (5:44)
  • The biggest mistakes made with the overhead press. (9:14)
  • Mind Pump Reminiscences: The evolution of their overhead press. (12:13)
  • Nine Ways to Increase your Overhead Press. 
  • #1 – Practice it often. (14:25)
  • #2 – Utilize Overhead Carries. (19:37)
  • #3 – The Z Press. (22:07)
  • #4 – The Bottoms Up Press. (27:24)
  • #5 – The Push Press. (31:58)
  • #6 – Loaded Rotational Exercises. (38:00)
  • #7 – Rear Delt Exercises. (43:38)
  • #8 – Work on Overall Mobility. (47:02)
  • #9 – Build a Strong and Stable Core. (50:41)

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Sep 30, 2021
1651: The Best Way to Get a Flat Stomach, the Importance of Time Under Tension for Building Muscle, the Benefits of Short Intermittent Workouts Throughout the Day & More
01:18:14

In this episode, Sal, Adam, & Justin discuss the Best Way to Get a Flat Stomach, the Importance of Time Under Tension for Building Muscle, the Benefits of Short Intermittent Workouts Throughout the Day & More

  • When trainers make up anatomy. (4:18)
  • Fat morality: It is moral to be healthy or be overweight? (7:05)
  • Mind Pump’s best B-movies of all time. (11:46)
  • There is nothing worse than when your kid is sick. (17:24)
  • The trouble with Chantix. (25:31)
  • What is wrong with everybody! (30:28)
  • How many domain names do Mind Pump own?! (36:29)
  • All the dishwashing tips you need to know. (40:55)
  • The tales of Adam’s nosey neighbor. (44:26)
  • How NED has infiltrated the Di Stefano households. (48:42)
  • Path Water is taking over! (51:02)
  • The evolution of urinals. (55:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to get a flat stomach? (58:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – How much of a factor is time under tension in relation to building muscle? (1:04:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it overkill to take my resistance bands to work and do short intermittent workouts during my downtime? (1:09:49)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should I continue to take creatine when I’m off eight weeks post-surgery? If so, what are the benefits? (1:14:47)

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Sep 29, 2021
1650: How to Know When You Need a Physical Therapist
01:05:33

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Palak Shah, co-founder and head of clinical services for Luna, a revolutionary at-home physical therapy provider that is disrupting the industry.

  • What is physical therapy and what is its goal? (2:27)
  • Why not every physical therapist (PT) can treat an acute patient. (6:55)
  • Busting the myth that your joints have a shelf life. (8:52)
  • The value of finding insight into your own self. (12:03)
  • How movement is a skill. (13:53)
  • The importance for PTs to empower their patients. (16:15)
  • Are DPTs (Doctor of Physical Therapy) better than PTs? (19:49)
  • How has physical therapy evolved over the years? (26:13)
  • Why do 70% of patients stop their physical therapy before completion? (28:26)
  • What is home-based therapy? (30:51)
  • Will my insurance cover the cost? (34:15)
  • What types of services does Luna provide? (38:16)
  • Luna Physical Therapy, bringing good quality care outside the four walls of a clinic. (39:25)
  • Can you effectively treat someone at home without the fancy equipment? (40:47)
  • How does a PT become a Luna practitioner? (44:06)
  • How does Luna loosen the burden of documentation for the PT? (45:59)
  • How innovation creates disruption. (50:38)
  • Can my child be seen by a Luna practitioner? (52:18)
  • What type of people should seek physical therapy? (55:04)
  • How important is therapy post-pregnancy? (58:00)
  • Will the fitness enthusiast benefit from physical therapy? (1:00:04)
  • Did Luna find Palak, or did she find Luna? (1:01:25)

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Sep 27, 2021
1649: How to Pass a Physical Test, What to Do When You Miss Your Caloric Target, Fixing the Root Cause of Pain & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:53:45

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • The value of fitness as you get older. (4:02)
  • Mind Pump x Jordan Shallow collaboration coming soon! (10:04)
  • New product alerts from Magic Spoon! (13:14)
  • Taco Bell’s latest drive-thru concept. (20:10)
  • Crazy medical stories with Sal. (25:24)
  • Comcast is now making TVs. (30:59)
  • The pros and cons of new technology. (38:20)
  • The link between depression anxiety and fitness. (42:38)
  • How the ChiliPad has helped Maximus during his recent sickness. (45:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What would you recommend I do to increase my endurance, yet keep my muscle mass, in preparation for a physical fitness test? (51:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – If I miss my caloric intake for the day, should I try and make those calories up the next day or throughout the week? (1:10:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you address and fix the root cause of my pain? (1:23:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I speed up my metabolism without building any more muscle? (1:40:00)

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Sep 25, 2021
1648: How to Increase Calories Without Adding Body Fat, Using Complexes to Build Muscle, Turkesterone Supplement Review & More
01:21:56

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to slowly increase your metabolism by increasing calories, using complexes to build muscle, choosing your weight based on Rated Perceived Exertion, and the supplement Turkesterone.

  • How often should you train each body part to build muscle and strength? (4:15)
  • The latest growth leaps for Maximus Schafer. (8:14)
  • Children’s BMI ‘doubled’ during the pandemic, a shocking study says. (10:57)
  • The potential negative side effects of the lack of socialization for young adults. (12:52)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (21:01)
  • Is celebrity boxing the future? (28:29)
  • Elon is at it again. (30:54)
  • In crazy science news with Sal: Iranian scientist killed with robot sniper and modified vegetables containing the mRNA vaccine. (34:16)
  • Vuori making BIG waves once again. (38:22)
  • Stockpile, a great way to build your kids’ investment portfolio. (42:50)
  • What are your kids doing on Roblox? (46:10)
  • Watch out for those frisky sea snakes. (48:50)
  • Did you know about the Butcher Box add-ons? (54:46)
  • An amazing food allergy success story. (56:48)
  • #Quah question #1 - How can you slowly increase your metabolism by increasing calories? (59:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you guys think about complexes to build muscle? (1:05:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you choose your weight based on Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) or whatever you lifted on your last workout? (1:09:48)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you tried the supplement Turkesterone? (1:14:23)

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Sep 24, 2021
1647: Ten Female Fitness Lies
01:29:43

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin are joined by Laurie Christine King to cover ten myths that contribute to women falling short of their fitness, health and diet goals.

  • Why are women sold fitness lies more than men? (2:16)
  • The unrealistic world of Social Media. (5:37)
  • How education drives empowerment. (9:29)
  • Ten Female Fitness Lies.
  • #1 – Keto and Intermittent Fasting are the way to go to lose weight. (14:57)
  • #2 – Fat and carbs are bad for you. (22:31)
  • #3 – You should bounce right back after pregnancy. (27:31)
  • #4 – You need to eat 1200 calories to lose weight. (39:28)
  • #5 – Your period is not important. (48:05)
  • #6 – You have to do lots of cardio to get the body you want. (56:54)
  • #7 – Paying attention to the calories burned on your wearable devices. (1:01:05)
  • #8 – Lifting heavy will make me look bulky. (1:05:06)
  • #9 – Fat can be turned into muscle. (1:10:14)
  • #10 – Low reps bulks and high reps tones. (1:12:25)
  • BONUS: An effective workout leaves you dead. (1:20:48)

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Sep 23, 2021
1646: How to Pump Up Muscles Before a Photoshoot, the Myth of Being Muscle-Bound, the Dangers of Supplement Dependency & More
01:15:39

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to get a pump for a photoshoot, whether lifting reduces flexibility if you can become dependent on supplements such as multivitamins, and how to combine the MAPS Prime exercises to create a daily routine that will rapidly increase mobility in all joints.

  • When is the best time to bulk? (4:19)
  • The Colorado Experiment, one of the most hotly contested studies of all time. (10:26)
  • Is there a link between Aspirin and Erectile Dysfunction? (21:50)
  • Sex Education with Mind Pump. (26:07)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Order of Man podcast. (37:35)
  • The association between cancer and sodium is not what you think. (39:35)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Tolosa, the city of the future? (42:45)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the housing market bubble. (47:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to get a pump for a photoshoot? (53:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – Does lifting reduce flexibility? (59:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you become dependent on supplements, such as multivitamins, or is that a myth? (1:04:06)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I combine the MAPS Prime exercises to create a daily routine that will rapidly increase mobility in all joints? (1:09:29)

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Sep 22, 2021
1645: How to Train Like Your Favorite Athlete
52:48

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the key methods of training necessary to look and perform like an athlete.

  • Why performance is very objective. (2:05)
  • Cautioning the audience on the importance of having the prerequisites in place, before you conduct your favorite athlete’s training routine. (6:10)
  • The Key Components Necessary to Train Like Your Favorite Athlete.
  • #1 - Don’t train for show, train for go. (11:57)
  • #2 - Strength, the foundational physical pursuit. (18:50)
  • #3 – Proprioceptive Ability, being able to train in different planes of motion. (24:30)
  • #4 – Addressing weak links. (32:01)
  • #5 – Having a bigger gas tank and endurance. (39:14)
  • #6 – Fast explosive strength, the ultimate expression of athleticism. (46:55)

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Sep 20, 2021
1644: Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism, How to Train During Phases of the Menstrual Cycle, Avoiding Exercises That Thicken the Waist & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:35:31

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • The 411 on Yohimbe. (6:30)
  • People do not like to be reminded of how dangerous certain sports are. (14:20)
  • Freddie Oversteegen was a real badass! (18:18)
  • Conor McGregor is the King of fake drama. (22:05)
  • Does sex get better with age? (27:54)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Gambling and marijuana legislation. (29:50)
  • Are new cancer treatments on the horizon?! (35:32)
  • NCI’s latest giveaway for prospective coaches. (43:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways I can speed up my metabolism? (46:58)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do I program my strength training workout during the different phases of the menstrual cycle? (1:01:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there any truth to avoid exercises that thicken your waist? (1:14:37)
  • #Quah question #4 – When should I test out PR’s in a workout program? (1:24:17)

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Sep 18, 2021
1643: The Best Way to Build Triceps, the Benefit of Heavy Bicep Training, Pump Your Shoulders With the Z Press & More
01:13:29

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to work out your triceps, training biceps with heavier loads and lower rep ranges, barbell Z presses as an alternative to overhead presses, and what makes MAPS Anabolic so effective.

  • Can a mathematical model predict the best way to build muscle? (4:17)
  • Dad life with the guys. (7:06)
  • The guys give their initial reactions to the new Matrix film. (10:31)
  • Amazon displaying once again how competitive markets are. (15:07)
  • Public Goods doing good for the environment. (17:45)
  • Airbnb to offer free housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees. (19:29)
  • What is the next big industry to get disrupted? (21:09)
  • Access to information, the future, and the importance of protecting your mental health. (30:20)
  • Justin doesn’t know how to chill. (39:49)
  • Shout out to Squat University! (45:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to work out your triceps? (47:01)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is it worthwhile to train biceps with heavier loads and lower rep ranges? (54:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on barbell Z presses as an alternative to overhead presses? (59:49)
  • #Quah question #4 - What makes MAPS Anabolic so effective? (1:03:29)

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Sep 17, 2021
1642: COVID Vaccine Skepticism?
48:31

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why many in the fitness and wellness industry are skeptical about the COVID-19 Vaccination.

  • Why the health & fitness industry seems to always push back. (2:12)
  • Would this topic have been this polarizing 25 years ago? (3:44)
  • Why it’s nearly impossible to NOT have feelings around topics that are highly politicized. (5:46)
  • What politics do VERY well. (11:23)
  • What the current data shows. (13:07)
  • Why the health & fitness space is the most skeptical over the COVID vaccine recommendations. (16:14)
  • Why if health is a priority, you take action yourself first, before medical intervention. (21:44)
  • Why you must take FULL responsibility for your health. (25:47)
  • What is the risk factor of spreading the virus if not vaccinated? (32:30)
  • How there are lies and anti-truths. (36:50)
  • Why public policy is sometimes heavily influenced by lobbies and special interest groups. (40:05)
  • How you can be pro-vaccine, but not pro-mandates. (45:27)

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Sep 16, 2021
1641: How to Get a Bigger Bench Press, the Pros & Cons of Eating Rice Crispy Treats Pre-Workout, the Dangers of Rounded Back Deadlifts & More
01:26:25

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about putting on muscle without putting on a lot of fat, eating a rice crispy treat before a workout to get a good pump, whether it is bad to deadlift with a rounded back, and ways to get stronger after hitting a plateau on the flat bench press.

  • Are we getting closer to resistance training being the number one form of exercise? (4:58)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (9:30)
  • It’s tomato sauce season with the Di Stefano’s! (13:49)
  • What is Mind Pump’s go-to Ned product? (17:20)
  • Be careful of the scams out there. (20:56)
  • Things in Australia are getting scary. (26:45)
  • The Navy’s new weapon actually stops you from talking! (30:50)
  • Escaping the fires in California and the downstream effects. (36:16)
  • Justin, the goat farmer?! (39:37)
  • Why all exercises are good for you if you can perform with proper form and stability. (42:35)
  • Mind Pump Investments: The guys speculate on Bitcoin being used as legal tender. (46:32)
  • How Caldera is helping with Sal’s baby son’s dry skin. (57:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I put on muscle without putting on a lot of fat? (1:00:16)
  • #Quah question #2 – Does eating a rice crispy treat before a workout give you a good pump? (1:07:30)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it bad to deadlift with a rounded back? (1:14:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you recommend to get stronger after hitting a plateau on the flat bench press? (1:19:00)

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Sep 15, 2021
1640: Five Steps to Build Muscle Without Adding Fat
56:38

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five things you must do if you want to add muscle and avoid adding fat in the process.

1640: Five Steps to Build Muscle Without Adding Fat

  • Sal’s massive waste of time in pursuit of building muscle. (1:30)
  • The challenges faced when trying to build muscle without adding body fat. (6:08)
  • Five Steps to Build Muscle Without Adding Fat. 
  • #1 – You have to send the RIGHT signal to your body. (9:48)
  • #2 – You must go into a small surplus. (21:57)
  • #3 – Utilize mini periods of maintenance or cutting within a long bulking cycle. (31:40)
  • #4 – Track your lean body mass. (38:53)
  • #5 – Prioritize your sleep. (45:40)
  • BONUS: Use cardio as a tool. (50:07)

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Sep 13, 2021
1639: How to Transition from Heavy Cardio to Weight Lifting, Ways to Determine the Correct Weight to Hit a Rep Range, What to Do When the Scale Doesn't Move & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:23:04

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

1639: How to Transition from Heavy Cardio to Weight Lifting, Ways to Determine the Correct Weight to Hit a Rep Range, What to Do When the Scale Doesn't Move & More

  • Do shorter rest periods cause more muscle damage? (4:07)
  • Muscle memory is a REAL thing! (7:08)
  • Testosterone DOES affect your central nervous system. (10:26)
  • Anatomy 101 with Sal Di Stefano: Talk science to me. (13:40)
  • Justin is the EXACT demographic for Bravo TV. (18:14)
  • Busting the myth that you NEED to drink a protein shake to be healthy or build muscle. (20:08)
  • Fight Game talk with Mind Pump: Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort featuring commentary by Donald Trump! (22:46)
  • What would you see on the television screen at each Mind Pump hosts’ household? (27:19)
  • Do NOT play a prank on a man with kids. (33:44)
  • #Quah question #1 – How would you recommend I break the cycle of weighing myself when I have seen good changes in my body composition? (44:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I build more muscle after spending time in the hospital for ulcerative colitis? (57:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you transition from heavy cardio to weight lifting? (1:07:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there a formula to determine the correct weight for each phase? (1:13:20)

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Sep 11, 2021
1638: How to Use Isometrics to Accelerate Gains, Ways to Increase the Overhead Press, Healthy Foods That Have Been Wrongfully Demonized & More
01:24:25

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about doing isometrics on trigger session days, how to progressively overload the overhead press, the kind of financial success trainers can see without an online presence, and foods that get a bad rap that are actually generally healthy.

1638: How to Use Isometrics to Accelerate Gains, Ways to Increase the Overhead Press, Healthy Foods That Have Been Wrongfully Demonized & More

  • How building muscle is like investing in money. (3:14)
  • Jim Stoppani, aka Dr. Integrity, is at it again. (14:14)
  • Is Joe Rogan too big to be canceled? (28:20)
  • What is the number one predictor of child abuse? (36:07)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: A woman froze, thawed, and survived! (40:08)
  • An argument for renewable marriage contracts. (44:50)
  • How to use Organifi as an alternative way to get your protein in. (47:56)
  • How do you consume your Magic Spoon cereal? (49:16)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is it ok to do isometrics on trigger session days or does it mess with recovery too much? (53:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I progressively overload the overhead press? (1:01:30)
  • #Quah question #3 - Can trainers today see the same financial success all you had without an online presence? (1:05:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are foods that get a bad rap that are generally good for you? (1:17:34)

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Sep 10, 2021
1637: Five Weird Tricks to Improve Your Sleep
54:56

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Michael Ruscio about some unusual ways to improve your sleep.

1637:  5 Weird Tricks to Improve Your Sleep

  • Sleep, the #1 thing that can impact your health. (2:09)
  • Why your suboptimal respiration quality may be affecting your sleep. (4:07)
  • The subtle health effects of poor suboptimal sleep. (6:30)
  • Dr. Ruscio’s Order of Operations to improve your suboptimal respiration quality. (10:52)
  • 5 Weird Tricks to Improve Your Sleep. 
  • #1 – Positional change device. (17:08)
  • #2 – Oura Ring. (21:37)
  • #3 - Mandibular advancement device. (25:24)
  • #4 – Mouth taping. (33:30)
  • #5 – Didgeridoo instrument. (36:52)
  • Is modern life contributing to poor sleep? (38:23)
  • Are men more prone to poor sleep? (41:42)
  • The culture of caffeine and the impact on your sleep. (42:52)
  • Is there a correlation between poor sleep and being a light/deep sleeper? (47:10)
  • An option for women to balance out hormones. (51:44)

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Sep 09, 2021
1636: How to Increase Grip Strength, the Most Effective Way to Bulk, High Reps Vs. Low Reps & More
01:12:08

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to increase grip strength, what it means to sweat a lot during a workout, the CNS effect of high reps with lower weight vs. low reps with higher weights, and the most effective way to bulk.

1636:

  • The Mind Pump robot debate rages on. (4:48)
  • Highlighting the massive mistake that scientists and government officials make when it comes to the obesity epidemic. (9:58)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Untold: Caitlyn Jenner on Netflix. (16:55)
  • An interesting move by Bud Light. (25:05)
  • Reliving all your worst childhood moments through your kids. (28:44)
  • Busting the widespread myth that as you get older your mental capacity declines. (31:25)
  • The Bishop Sycamore football controversy. (35:52)
  • Is Jake Paul retiring from boxing?! (37:30)
  • The ribs from Butcher Box are out of this world! (44:03)
  • New product alert from Felix Gray! (45:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to increase grip strength? (49:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should I be concerned about my excessive sweating when working out? (56:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is more taxing on the nervous system, high reps with lower weight or low reps with higher weight?(1:00:07)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the most effective way to bulk? Should I track or be intuitive? (1:04:20)

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Sep 08, 2021
1635: How to Build a $10,000/month Fitness & Coaching Business
01:27:32

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Nutrition Coaching Institute Founder, Jason Phillips, about actionable steps to take to build a successful coaching business.

1635: How to Build a $10,000/month Fitness & Coaching Business

  • The lack of integrity that currently exists in the fitness influencer space is disgusting! (2:43)
  • How to Build a $10,000/month Fitness & Coaching Business. (6:58)
  • Step 1: Be able to solve a problem and deliver results. (8:52)
  • Step 2: You must have a really good offer. (24:05)
  • Step 3: Create leads and attention. (38:51)
  • Step 4: Have nurture frameworks. (50:08)
  • Step 5: Selling is not telling. (56:10)
  • Jason’s Framework for Sales. (1:02:53)
  • Providing and over delivering extreme value for coaches through the Mind Pump x NCI Mentorship Program. (1:16:38)

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Sep 06, 2021
1634: How to Eliminate Unnecessary Training for Better Results, Ways to Address Hip Dips, Tips to Maintain Fitness When Traveling & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:43:29

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Doug’s humblebrag. (4:04)
  • Glutathione, the master antioxidant. (9:06)
  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) conspiracy theory. (11:51)
  • Politicians and conspiracies. (14:00)
  • The allure of power and control, spiritual opium, and the impact of gaming on our youth. (18:29)
  • When rollercoasters attack. (31:17)
  • The marketing genius of Jake Paul. (35:38)
  • The robots are continuing to take over. (36:36)
  • TikTok challenges are dumb. (38:17)
  • A Mind Pump Podcast blast from the past. (40:44)
  • An update on Adam’s training post-COVID. (42:48)
  • RIP Larry Evans. (50:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I move from high-intensity workouts into a more stainable form of exercise? (57:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – What can I do to reduce the appearance of ‘hip dips’? (1:11:10)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I stay consistent with exercise while traveling the majority of the year? (1:22:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you have any programming advice to achieve a standing ab wheel rollout? (1:35:01)

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Sep 04, 2021
1633: How to Build Thicker Biceps, the Pros & Cons of Mass Gainer Shakes, the Dangers of Behind the Neck Exercises & More
01:26:56

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to build the biceps so they appear thicker, the pros and cons of mass gainer protein shakes, training behind the neck pulldowns and overhead presses to achieve better mobility, and whether they would choose not drinking or not using weed if they had to give up one permanently.

  • NO exercise is dangerous unless you lack mobility and stability. (3:44)
  • Carnival Sal takes over Top Golf! (10:29)
  • The guys recap the Jake Paul vs. Woodley fight. (13:58)
  • Israeli study finds natural immunity from previous COVID-19 infection vastly superior to vaccination. (25:13)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Jane Technologies, a company to keep your eye on. (33:40)
  • How competition evolves technique. (36:14)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Untold: Caitlyn Jenner on Netflix. (40:02)
  • Peloton in hot water with the government. (43:58)
  • Mind Pump reps MIIR. (46:59)
  • Fads from childhood the guy’s subscribed to. (47:40)
  • What would Mind Pump do if a squatter took over their home? (53:35)
  • Mind Pump speculates on Joe Rogan’s influence post-Spotify deal. (56:03)
  • Mind Pump’s MASSIVE Labor Day Sale is coming! (59:35)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do you make your biceps appear thicker when viewed from the front? (1:02:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the pros and cons of mass gainer protein shakes? (1:06:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should I train behind the neck pulldowns or overhead presses to achieve better mobility? Or is it too dangerous? (1:11:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you had to quit drinking or weed forever, which would it be? (1:15:30)

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Sep 03, 2021
1632: The Truth About German Volume Training
54:00

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the pros & cons of German Volume Training. 

  • Why are the MAPS programs so effective? (1:45)
  • Mind Pump Programming Breakdowns, Volume 1: German Volume Training (GVT). (5:23)
  • The principles of GVT. (6:55)
  • GVT’s focus on practicing the skill. (13:31)
  • Why rest periods determine a pure strength focus. (18:21)
  • An effective versus non-effective workout. (22:13)
  • Can you add accessory exercises/lifts? (27:10)
  • How many times should you train each body part? (31:46)
  • The value of switching up the tempo. (37:35)
  • The cons of GVT. (40:41)

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Sep 02, 2021
1631: How to Balance Training for Aesthetics & Performance, The Muscle Building Effects of Intense Flexing, the Benefits of Adding Bodyweight Exercises to a Weight Lifting Routine & More
01:16:27

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about combining bodyweight and weight lifting in a workout, whether the intensity of the squeeze or clenching of a muscle matters, how to tell the difference between fatigue and tiredness, and how to program a balance between performance and aesthetics.

  • Dad jokes with Mind Pump. (5:42)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Welcome new sponsor, Path Water. (7:21)
  • Another study tying fructose consumption to obesity.  (8:28)
  • Apeel, minimizing fruit and vegetable waste.  (10:54)
  • Fear and the future of humanity. (21:13)
  • Adam vs. the stranger. (34:13)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: How Star Wars nearly started a real-life war. (37:15)
  • When it comes to the cancel mob, there is no statute of limitations. (38:57)
  • Stock up on your Organifi Pumpkin Spice Gold Juice now! (42:00)
  • Do you wear shoes in the house? (43:50)
  • The origins of random terms with Mind Pump. (45:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you combine body weight and weight lifting workouts? (53:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – Does the intensity of the squeeze or clenching of a muscle matter? (59:12)
  • #Quah question #3 - How can you tell the difference between fatigue and tiredness? (1:02:41)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you program a balance between performance and aesthetics? (1:08:37)

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Sep 01, 2021
1630: Ten Ways to Break Through a Plateau
50:14

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin provide ten different ways to kick-start progress after hitting a plateau.

  • Nothing is more frustrating than a plateau. (1:47)
  • Ten Ways to Break Through a Plateau.
  • #1 – Changing the tempo of your reps. (2:53)
  • #2 – Switching up your rep ranges. (6:16)
  • #3 – Mixing up your rest periods. (10:33)
  • #4 – Changing the volume in your workouts. (17:24)
  • #5 – Messing with the frequency you train each body part for the week. (21:50)
  • #6 – Going easier on the intensity of your workouts. (25:23)
  • #7 – Picking the exercises you suck at. (31:45)
  • #8 – Focusing on the mobility piece. (36:17)
  • #9 – Adding more calories to your diet. (40:50)
  • #10 – Trying a more radical workout. (44:11)

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Aug 30, 2021
1629: Ways to Adjust Your Training to Build More Muscle, How to Correct an Imbalance Between the Right & Left Side of the Body, When to Fire Your Coach or Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:51:23

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four pump head questions via Zoom.

  • The dumbest business of all time? (4:34)
  • Mind Pump on the recently passed Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021. (11:07)
  • Want a blood bond with Tony Hawk? (17:43)
  • Mind Pump’s theory on OnlyFans backtracking on pornography. (21:41)
  • The remote trend of working two jobs at the same time. (25:25)
  • Will we have robot companions in our lifetime? (27:33)
  • What is going on in the world?! (38:01)
  • The importance of your Caldera routine. (39:21)
  • How the ChiliPad can help with inflammation. (40:17)
  • You got to get a good spider guy. (43:51)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I adjust my training routine if I want to build more muscle mass? (50:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I develop my legs having a major imbalance from a very young age? (1:02:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I rehab a deep core injury as a professional musician, who plays the bassoon? (1:23:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should I change my bodybuilding coach based on the information and workouts he is providing me? (1:37:28)

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Aug 28, 2021
1628: How to Stop Binge Eating, the Best Exercises to Build Impressive Traps, the Truth About 5x5 Training & More
01:10:59

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about ways to stop binging when going over planned caloric intake, whether 5x5 workouts are effective, isolation exercises that had the biggest impact on their physiques, and better alternatives to shrugs for building traps.

  • Does exercise reduce cravings for alcohol? (4:34)
  • Aurelius loves grass-fed meat! (11:50)
  • The miraculous story of a 1-year-old who survived in the forest for 3 days! (15:42)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Untold: Deal with the Devil on Netflix. (17:21)
  • If you hit somebody, expect to be hit back. (20:40)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Dirty John on Netflix. (22:29)
  • Psychopath alert: Arsonist charged with starting the most recent California fire. (26:59)
  • Adam shares his experience dealing with the symptoms of Long COVID. (29:08)
  • Maximus’ first day at school! (35:09)
  • Do higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in your blood increase your life expectancy?! (38:12)
  • OnlyFans curious business play. (42:00)
  • The surprising popular dating site you may have forgotten. (44:48)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Why Adam is high on Weedmaps. (47:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways to stop binging when you go over your calories a bit? (50:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are 5x5 workouts effective? (55:49)
  • #Quah question #3 – What isolation exercises had the biggest impact on your physiques? (59:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are there better alternatives to shrugs for building traps? (1:05:11)

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Aug 27, 2021
1627: Eight Stupid & Dangerous Fitness Lies
57:33

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight fitness myths that will slow your progress and in some cases even put your health at risk.

  • The myths keep coming and Mind Pump is here to keep them in check! (1:49)
  • Eight Stupid & Dangerous Fitness Lies. 
  • #1 – When it comes to exercise, if some is good, more is better. (3:55)
  • #2 – Cutting your reps short, or locking out, causes you to lose tension on the muscle. (12:51)
  • #3 – High reps are great for getting lean and low reps are great for building size. (17:45)
  • #4 – Cardio is BEST for burning fat. (24:58)
  • #5 – Squats and deadlifts are NOT fundamental human movements. (33:36)
  • #6 – Doing something is better than doing nothing. (41:26)
  • #7 – Meat is bad for you. (46:36)
  • #8 – Health at every size movement. (51:57)

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Aug 26, 2021
1626: How Your Hormones Affect Where You Store Body Fat, the Ideal Length of a Bulk & Cut, Coffee Vs. Energy Drinks & More
01:16:16

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how one’s hormone profile affects where fat is distributed on the body, how long a bulk and cut should last, the pros and cons of drinking coffee vs. energy drinks, and tips for college students on how to manage school, work, training, social activities, and family.

  • Does fasting cause muscle loss and low energy? (5:26)
  • The remarkable health benefits of Aspirin. (15:04)
  • The crazy effects of LSD on the brain. (18:37)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Wormwood on Netflix. (23:14)
  • Plan for the apocalypse with Magic Spoon. (29:57)
  • Dad life and baby updates with Mind Pump. (33:48)
  • Atacama ‘alien’ mummy, human or not? (40:58)
  • When a 15,000-year-old virus is discovered in an iceberg. (42:48)
  • The billionaire ego battle. (44:07)
  • The importance of taking it easy after an injury or illness. (47:48)
  • How the majority of people are under consuming protein. (49:40)
  • Do you find yourself overconsuming the things you love?  (52:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can your hormonal profile affect where your fat is distributed on your body? (54:22)
  • #Quah question #2 - How long should a bulk and cut last? (1:00:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the pros and cons of drinking coffee vs. energy drinks? (1:04:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any tips for college students on how to manage school, work, training, social activities, family, and not get crazy? (1:10:05)

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Aug 25, 2021
1625: How to Be an Alpha Male
01:04:29

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eleven traits that a true alpha male possesses.

  • A crisis of masculinity. (1:24)
  • Learning by example. (3:19)
  • Eleven Traits of a True Alpha Male. 
  • #1 – Embrace the fear. (10:02)
  • #2 – Speak your truth. (13:23)
  • #3 – Always strive to be better than you were. (16:34)
  • #4 – Doing what’s right because it’s right. (23:46)
  • #5 – Take personal responsibility for the bad stuff. (30:11)
  • #6 – Be strong and dangerous. (36:49)
  • #7 – Take care of yourself like someone you care about. (42:31)
  • #8 – Define your core values. (44:36)
  • #9 – Have integrity. (48:01)
  • #10 – Be likable and humble. (52:21)
  • #11 – Be a good father, husband, and friend. (58:25)

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Aug 23, 2021
1624: How to Minimize Muscle Loss When Cutting, Ways to Troubleshoot Having Low Energy, How to Train After an Illness & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:34:04

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Yet another case for the benefits of trigger sessions. (4:21)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) on Netflix. (12:18)
  • Vuori, bringing camo back into style. (18:46)
  • Animal facts with Mind Pump. (21:50)
  • Some good news with Mind Pump. (26:32)
  • The high school football update with Justin Andrews. (37:30)
  • Paleo Valley’s new Lemon Meringue bars are Adam Schafer approved. (43:46)
  • Amazon, the king of retail. (44:53)
  • An update on the guy's thoughts on cremation. (45:32)
  • The guys talk about arranged marriages and whether they would be heavily involved with their kid's future partner. (47:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are ways I can strength train, but also keep my energy levels up? (53:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I gain good strength without gaining too much weight being an MMA fighter? (1:02:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you get back into training after a stint of illnesses? (1:15:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What programming would you recommend for someone who teaches three Zumba classes a week? (1:26:20)

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Aug 21, 2021
1623: How to Get Good at Dips, the Benefits of Elevating the Heels When Squatting, Exercises to Improve Knee Pain & More
01:23:02

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about ways to improve dips, benefits of elevating the heels in a squat, exercises that help improve knee pain and functionality, and whether occlusion training is a waste of time.

  • The problems with processed foods, the Western Medicine approach to nutrition, and the selling point of corporate wellness. (5:55)
  • The theory that you can be overweight and healthy. (19:02)
  • What can go wrong when you give LSD to dolphins?! (20:43)
  • That time Pepsi got sued for a $33m fighter jet. (21:50)
  • The modern version of the ‘birds and the bees’ talk. (27:14)
  • When is the right age for your child to get a phone? (29:26)
  • Yes, there is going to be another Jackass movie. (38:02)
  • The evolution of online training and the value of NCI for coaches. (40:57)
  • How the guys have fully converted their household products to Public Goods. (46:38)
  • Are more men growers or showers? (48:29)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: A good time with ‘Zoomquilt’. (51:56)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways I can improve dips? (55:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits of elevating the heels in a squat? (1:01:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are exercises that help improve knee pain and functionality? (1:05:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is occlusion training a waste of time? (1:13:33)

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Aug 20, 2021
1622: Nine Signs Your Trainer Sucks
47:56

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover nine red flags to watch out for when hiring a personal trainer.

  • The NINE red flags to watch out for when hiring a personal trainer. (1:46)
  • #1 – FAILING to do an assessment. (3:16)
  • #2 – ZERO focuses on correctional exercise. (7:13)
  • #3 – FEELING worse after your workout. (12:30)
  • #4 – Gauging the success of your workout based on soreness. (18:00)
  • #5 – Showing up late. (20:08)
  • #6 – NOT helping you perfect your technique or form. (24:57)
  • #7 – EVERYTHING is about motivation. (30:25)
  • #8 - Being the ‘entertainment’ trainer. (35:46)
  • #9 – OVERSELLING supplements. (42:37)

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Aug 19, 2021
1621: The Ideal Range of Motion to Maximize Gains, How to Balance Bodybuilding With Playing Sports, Tips to Improve the Front Rack Position & More
01:22:59

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the proper full range of motion for a squat, ways to improve the front rack position, how much muscle imbalance is normal, and doing social level adult sports and bodybuilding at the same time

  • Mind Pump’s first post-illness workouts and updates on their health. (4:46)
  • The wonderful world of gymnastics. (8:56)
  • A very Happy 90th Birthday to Sal’s grandfather. (17:18)
  • Shout out to T-Nation! (22:23)
  • What is CBD not good for? (29:07)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Fantastic Fungi on Netflix. (30:52)
  • Reverse Recommendations with Sal: The Suicide Squad on HBO Max. (37:10)
  • Are dating apps giving people TOO MANY options? (41:23)
  • Pumpkin Spice Gold Juice from Organifi is BACK! (46:00)
  • Disney’s unusual protocol. (47:16)
  • Elon Musk’s plan to send humans to the moon. (52:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is a proper full range of motion for a squat? Is it bad to lock out your knees? (56:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you provide recommendations to improve the front rack position? (1:03:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – How much muscle imbalance is normal? (1:09:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you do social level adult sports and bodybuilding at the same time? (1:14:16)

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Aug 18, 2021
1620: The 7 Keys to Health & Longevity
01:12:02

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Kien Vuu regarding what it takes to thrive in today’s world.

  • NOT feeling like you’re enough and NOT choosing the victim mentally. His unlikely path to healing through health and longevity. (1:54)
  • The greatest gift of his life through a patient. (7:45)
  • Your DNA loads the gun, but your choices pull the trigger. (11:05)
  • Is the dogma valid surrounding western medicine? (15:08)
  • The 7 Keys to Health & Longevity. (17:24)
  • #1 – Sleep. (21:26)
  • #2 – Nutrition. (29:50)
  • #3 – Movement and Exercise. (36:33)
  • #4 – Emotional and Stress mastery. (37:37)
  • #5 – Thoughts. (40:50)
  • #6 – Relationships. (49:04)
  • #7 – Purpose. (54:01)
  • What is different about the delivery process of LivON Labs products? (58:50)
  • What are the importance and benefits of GLUTATHIONE, ACETYL L-CARNITINE, and MAGNESIUM L-THREONATE? (1:05:02)
  • How did he get introduced to LivON Labs? (1:09:20)

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Aug 16, 2021
1619: What to Do When Progress Stalls in the Gym, Identifying the Cause of Unwanted Weight Gain, How to Balance Training With a Physically Demanding Job & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:36:51

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Why the incline press is a superior exercise for the chest. (3:50)
  • Throwing logic out the window in California prisons. (20:53)
  • The wild housing market in the Bay Area. (26:28)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, FBOY Island, and The Suicide Squad on HBO Max. (27:31)
  • Mind Pump reads YouTube comments. (46:08)
  • McDonald's broken ice cream machine lawsuit investigation. (48:11)
  • Caldera, ‘man-care’ for your skin. (53:08)
  • Sal’s grandfather is a gem. (56:36)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I maintain my strength and performance while playing professional basketball overseas? (59:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do I work in resistance training around a physically demanding job? (1:09:28)
  • #Quah question #3 – What programming would you recommend to revamp my progression in the gym? (1:19:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – Tips and advice for breaking through a training plateau and unwanted weight gain? (1:30:20)

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Aug 14, 2021
1618: Using Creatine to Lose Weight, the Most Undervalued Exercises, How to Make Workouts Fun & More
01:29:11

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about taking creatine when trying to lose weight, the most undervalued exercises, how to make workouts “fun” while continuing to stay on track with your program, and the benefits of electrolytes.

  • The virus has invaded Mind Pump Media. The guys share their symptoms, experiences so far, and overall thoughts on vaccine mandates. (3:56)
  • RIP John Meadows. (24:40)
  • The benefits of moving outside. (27:50)
  • When a sign language interpreter steals the show. (30:02)
  • New frame designs are available NOW from Felix Gray. (33:20)
  • HubSpot is crushing! (35:06)
  • Penn National Gaming is on track to becoming a sport betting powerhouse! (36:50)
  • Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse. (41:11)
  • Turtle news with Mind Pump. (46:48)
  • People love Magic Spoon! (52:37)
  • Congratulations to the Andrews family! (55:07)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should I take creatine if I’m trying to lose weight? (58:54)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the most undervalued exercises? (1:05:52)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a personal trainer, how do you make workouts “fun” while continuing to stay on track with your program to accomplish your goals? (1:14:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the benefits of electrolytes? (1:20:37)

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Aug 13, 2021
1617: How to Maintain a Bikini Body Year-Round
49:46

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin four steps to developing and maintaining a healthy and attractive bikini body.

  • How to obtain a ‘beach body’ that is healthy, and people can look too. (2:13)
  • The importance of chasing health and the different metrics of attraction for women. (3:36)
    • Hip to waist ratio. (8:19)
    • Posterior chain development. (9:30)
    • Well-defined shoulders. (14:28)
    • Strong core. (15:13)
  • How to Maintain a Bikini Body Year-Round.
  • Step #1 – Address your Posture and use appropriate Priming. (20:09)
  • Step #2 – Build muscle through proper resistance training. (29:00)
  • Step #3 – Develop a healthy relationship with food. (35:09)
  • Step #4 – Train your core correctly. (44:11)

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Aug 12, 2021
1616: How to Use Dumbbells to Build Your Quads, Combining Barbell Squats & Deadlifts in the Same Workout, the Benefits of Lifting Barefoot & More
01:15:55

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about when to use a resistance bands, whether squats with dumbbells are as effective as barbell squats for targeting the quads, the pros or cons of combining barbell squats and barbell deadlifts in the same workout, and whether lifting barefoot is more beneficial in any way.

  • It looks like Adam has got an artist on his hands. (4:33)
  • The things the guys miss most about working at gyms. (9:47)
  • Mind Pump’s worst gym disasters seen. (14:55)
  • You are not taking my bacon! (20:25)
  • The troubling trends surrounding the housing market and the economy. (26:27)
  • Carol Hooven is under some heat. (39:04)
  • Why expertise is important when it comes to hormone replacement therapy. (40:38)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update. (43:54)
  • Justin’s theory on world power. (49:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – When should you use a resistance band? (52:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – In your opinion, are squats with dumbbells as effective as barbell squats for targeting the quads? (59:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you put barbell squats and barbell deadlifts in the same workout? Or is it better to keep them on separate days? (1:01:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is lifting barefoot more beneficial in any way? Or should I stick to my favorite shoes? (1:06:22)

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Aug 11, 2021
1615: How to Work Out Every Day for Maximum Results (Workout Included)
43:10

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin put together a daily workout that includes compound lifts, mobility, a pump, functional strength, and outdoor activity.

  • Can I work out every day and still get great results? (1:58)
  • The major components of a 7-day week workout plan. (8:06)
    • #1 – Two heavy compound lifting days. (8:56)
      • What your body can handle is different than what is optimal. (10:45)
    • #2 - Functional mobility. (13:07)
    • #3 – Focus on the pump. (18:51)
    • #4 - Functional strength. (21:41)
    • #5 - 1 hour hike or walk outside. (28:27)
  • Mind Pump’s 7-day Workout Program for OPTIMAL results. (34:51)
    • Monday – Heavy work out. (36:39)
      • Barbell squats
      • Barbell bench press
      • Barbell rows
      • Barbell overhead press
      • Barbell or Dumbbell curls
      • Skull crushers
      • Slow sit-ups and calf raises
      • All for 3 sets, 6-12 reps
    • Tuesday – Pump workout. (38:03)
      • Lunges
      • Dumbbell flyes
      • Dumbbell pullovers
      • Lateral raises
      • Band curls
      • Band press down’s
      • Planks

 

  • Wednesday– Functional strength workout. (39:09)

 

  • Turkish get up
  • Windmill’s
  • Cossack squat
  • Overhead carries (25-35 steps)

 

  • 3 sets, 5-10 reps

 

  • Thursday – Heavy work out. (37:02)
    • Deadlifts
    • Incline press
    • Pull-ups
    • Arnold press
    • Hammer curls
    • Dips
    • Reverse crunch
    • Calf raises 
    • All for 3 sets, 6-12 reps

 

  • Friday – Pump workout. (38:50)

 

    • Single-leg toe touch
    • Band fly’s
    • Band row’s
    • Band pull aparts
    • Band curls
    • Band press down’s
    • Band side chops
  • Saturday – Mobility workout following MAPS Prime Pro Webinar. (37:25)
  • Sunday – Get outside for an hour. (39:46)

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Aug 09, 2021
1614: How to Add & Keep Muscle Mass, the Truth About Bioelectrical Impedance Body Fat Measurements, Training Post-Pregnancy & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:45:18

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom. 

  • Defining and breaking down sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, aka ‘the pump’. (4:23)
  • Sal’s obsession with supplements. (11:54)
  • The controversy surrounding flight attendants’ duct-taping an unruly airline passenger to his seat. (14:21)
  • When ‘spittle’ happens. (19:53)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Fantastic Fungi and Heist on Netflix. (22:02)
  • The Fall collection from Vuori has arrived! (31:17)
  • Rhianna is officially a billionaire! (34:46)
  • Joovv, providing you a competitive edge. (38:24)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (43:44)
  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (54:01)
  • #Quah question #1 – What program would you recommend to maintain consistency and performance? (55:34)
  • #Quah question #2 – After getting an unfavorable body fat test, should I switch up my programming and diet? (1:05:26)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would I design a program combining MAPS Anabolic and the NO BS 6-Pack Ab formula? (1:19:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am due in November and as a police officer, what program would you recommend post-pregnancy? (1:34:13)

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Aug 07, 2021
1613: How to Adjust Your Workout When Time is Tight, the Value of Taking Time Off from Training, Distinguishing Between Poor Mobility & Anatomical Limitations & More
01:09:45

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tweaking MAPS Anabolic or Aesthetic to be an hour format, whether deload weeks are necessary, how to tell if you lack mobility or have anatomical limitations, and tips on how to stay consistent when you work 10 hour days.

  • Nature is metal! (3:42)
  • Why resistance training is KING when it comes to burning fat. (6:07)
  • More studies connecting higher testosterone to success. (9:04)
  • How exercise can boost your child’s vocabulary. (20:11)
  • Maximus’ fascination with bugs and cat videos. (24:47)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (28:08)
  • The strange market of ‘unusual’ looking foods. (31:18)
  • Female powerlifter sets bench press world record! (35:02)
  • MIIR’s latest products enhance the presentation of your favorite beverages. (39:33)
  • The interesting findings from analyzing the blood types of Neanderthals and Denisovans. (42:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – How would you tweak MAPS Anabolic and Aesthetic to be an hour format? (45:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are deload weeks necessary? (48:37)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I tell if I lack mobility or have anatomical limitations? (55:58)
  • #Quah question #4 – Tips on how to stay consistent when you work 10-hour days? (1:01:40)

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Aug 06, 2021
1612: Everything You Need to Know About Sets, Reps & Rest Periods
47:51

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin lay out everything you need to know about sets, reps, tempo, and rest period.

  • Sets, reps and rest periods: The nuts and bolts of exercise programming. (2:51)
  • Understanding the difference between exercising and training. (5:51)
  • Sets
    • Defining what it is and the proper dose per week. (8:10)
    • Mind Pump’s thoughts on German Volume Training. (13:27)
    • The value of supersets. (18:02)
    • The dos and don’ts. (19:18)
  • Reps. 
    • Defining what a rep is and what is the best range? (21:10)
    • The various tempo schemes and how to manipulate them in your exercise programming. (29:13)
    • Is there value in loose, forced, and partial reps? (35:19)
  • Rest Periods.
    • Why the rest is as important as the active part of the workout. (37:42)
    • What is the ideal rest period? (40:02)
  • A guaranteed way to break through your training plateau. (43:30)

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Aug 05, 2021
1611: What it Takes to Lose Fat & Build Muscle at the Same Time, How Caffeine Intake Affects Body Fat Loss, the Best Accessory Lifts & More
01:13:28

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the role heavy caffeine intake has on the ease of dropping body fat, the top 5 accessory movements, whether you can still build muscle and lose fat even with a high step count and at a calorie deficit, and ways to mentally deal with the forever “moving goalposts” of fitness goals.

  • When the YouTube comments hit Sal hard. (4:06)
  • Memes, the political cartoons of today. (9:19)
  • Sal’s vertigo experience and a lesson for all men with children. (15:08)
  • Ned’s hemp oil capsules, a fun buzz for all. (20:12)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Succession on HBO Max. (21:45)
  • The guys discuss the mental capacity of Britney Spears following her recent Instagram post. (23:10)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of streaming. (29:40)
  • More studies proving the superiority of resistance training. (37:57)
  • Paranormal Activity with Justin: Why have dogs been acting stranger than normal? (42:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can heavy caffeine intake make it more difficult to drop body fat? (46:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would you consider the top 5 accessory movements? (52:52)
  • #Quah question #3 - Can I still build muscle and lose fat at the same time? (58:21)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are ways to mentally deal with the forever “moving goalposts” of your fitness goals and journey? (1:04:08)

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Aug 04, 2021
1610: Testosterone… the Hormone That Divides Men & Women With Carole Hooven
01:37:21

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Carole Hooven, author of T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us.

  • How just because you weren’t a stellar student early on doesn’t mean you can’t change your path moving forward. (1:54)
  • The differences between humans and chimpanzees. (8:47)
  • What drew her to the field of testosterone? (12:16)
  • Why chromosomes do NOT define sex. (14:28)
  • The masculine framework of the brain. (19:50)
  • Does culture follow biology? (26:59)
  • Why women are more attuned to people’s emotions. (38:35)
  • Why men may be more prone to risky behavior. (47:52)
  • How emotions drive our lives. (50:50)
  • The interesting dynamics of same-sex relationships. (58:50)
  • The problems with polygamy. (1:02:32)
  • The challenges that come with her field of expertise in our current climate. (1:05:55)
  • Her issues with the term ‘toxic masculinity’. (1:10:55)
  • What would society be without masculine traits? (1:18:30)
  • The importance of testosterone when it comes to athletic performance. (1:23:39)
  • The negative effects of testosterone. (1:26:27)
  • The file drawer effect in science. (1:31:20)

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Aug 02, 2021
1609: Overcoming an Exercise Obsession, Balancing Performance With Aesthetic Goals, Firing a Horrible Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:34:04

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Why intermittent fasting is terrible for fat loss. (4:10)
  • Why are used cars so expensive?! (10:20)
  • The guys recap their favorite moments of the Tokyo Olympics so far. (14:30)
  • Baby Aurelius is a boob guy. (21:47)
  • Baby Maximus sleep training updates. (23:23)
  • The ChiliPad is a game-changer for families. (28:50)
  • Great sources of protein are available at Public Goods! (31:27)
  • The various degrees of soreness. (34:38)
  • Sal hates farmer’s tans. (38:41)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (40:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I transition away from so much cardio and implement a more sustainable workout plan? (52:39)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is it safe to start a cut if I am rehabbing an injury? (1:06:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there a way to train for performance and aesthetics at the same time? (1:15:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – What training protocol would you recommend when reverse dieting? (1:25:55)

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Jul 31, 2021
1608: How to Wake Up a Butt That Refuses to Grow, the Best Exercises to Blow Up Your Forearms, How to Add Shape to the Shoulders & More
01:07:08

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do if quads always build but not glutes, how to get bigger forearms, good shoulders exercises besides pressing motions, and supplementing with DHEA for hormone balance and/or improved testosterone levels.

  • How Adam is now reaping the benefits of ‘fat face’ and ‘prank wars’ with Mind Pump. (3:20)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of CrossFit and the fitness industry as a whole. (11:40)
  • How the stigma surrounding cannabis has changed. (23:58)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Snapchat to partner with HBO Max. (28:35)
  • Get on that Zbiotics y’all. (32:47)
  • #Quah question #1 - What do you recommend for someone who has lazy glutes? (40:00)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do I get bigger forearms? (48:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are there any good exercises for your shoulders besides pressing motions? (53:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your guy's thoughts and understanding of supplementing with DHEA for hormone balance and/or improved testosterone levels as we age past 30? (1:01:52)

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Jul 30, 2021
1607: How to Optimize Your Hormones With Dr. Rand McClain
01:37:52

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with renowned hormone specialist Dr. Rand McClain.

  • Where did his knowledge and interest in hormones come from? (2:50)
  • The first BIG misconceptions he learned. (8:14)
  • What makes you an “expensive date?” (9:58)
  • Why the stigma on testosterone replacement and is the pendulum swinging the other way? (12:36)
  • What are the health risks of having low testosterone levels? (23:34)
  • What are the health risks of having high testosterone levels? (29:33)
  • His issues with the standard lipid panel. (32:17)
  • Is testosterone anti-inflammatory? (36:22)
  • What are the biggest mistakes that doctors make with TRT with their patients? (39:43)
  • The ‘unknown’ anabolic steroids out there and the pros/cons of each. (44:25)
  • His take on SARMS and their cellular impact on the body. (57:48)
  • What is the BEST way to administer steroids? (1:02:05)
  • The four changes in quality-of-life males on TRT generally see. (1:05:48)
  • The stigma surrounding women on TRT. (1:11:45)
  • What is the proper dose for women? (1:17:54)
  • What does the process look like for someone interested in TRT? (1:21:19)
  • Why he believes stress is the BIG driver for the decline in testosterone. (1:24:15)
  • His reasoning behind ‘roid rage’? (1:35:50)

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Jul 29, 2021
1606: When to Use Alternating Arm Dumbbell Exercises, the Pros & Cons of Doing Full-Body Workouts on Consecutive Days, When to Choose Calories from Fat Vs. Carbs & More
01:22:26

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about are the advantages and disadvantages of alternating sides during an exercise vs doing both sides at the same time, doing full-body workouts on consecutive days, the difference between getting calories from carbs or fat after hitting protein target, and advice for someone who has consistently been training 6 days a week and is scared to back off in fear of losing progress.

  • Mind Pump’s favorite lifts. (4:41)
  • The unwanted body hair as an aging man. (11:53)
  • The conspiracy surrounding Plum Island. (15:58)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the TikTok phenomenon becoming a part of our culture. (17:54)
  • Selling fitness, the right way versus the wrong way. (21:41)
  • Is the outrage valid over billionaires going to space? (29:59)
  • New product alert from Ned! (36:14)
  • The silly solution to no sex at the Olympics. (39:09)
  • What else do the guys use pre-workout for? (45:07)
  • Mind Pump on the value of cars in their lives. (46:51)
  • Interesting facts about Great White Sharks. (53:07)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the advantages and disadvantages of alternating sides during an exercise vs doing both sides at the same time? (1:00:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on full-body workouts on consecutive days? (1:06:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – Assuming you have already hit your protein target for the day, what is the difference between getting the rest of your calories from carbs or fat? (1:10:19)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your advice for someone who has consistently been training 6 days a week? I am scared to back off in fear of losing progress or regaining fat because I am not as active. (1:14:32)

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Jul 28, 2021
1605: How to Get Jacked on a Budget
01:00:19

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss getting jacked on a budget.

  • The assumption that you need a lot of money to eat healthily and get shredded. (1:30)
  • What it takes to get lean and build muscle. (5:28)
  • Why the appropriate dose of diet and exercise will get you to your goal the fastest. (8:45)
  • The order of essential macronutrients to get lean and build muscle. (13:50)
  • Busting the myth that you can’t eat healthy on a budget. (16:43)
  • The hierarchy of priorities when it comes to organic, grass-fed, pasture, and humanely raised. (20:04)
  • The importance of quality when it comes to the food you buy. (26:16)
  • The Mind Pump Grocery List to get jacked on a budget. (31:32)
    • Sources of Protein.
      • Ground Beef. (33:28)
      • Tuna Fish in a can. (38:00)
      • Eggs. (39:01)
      • Cottage Cheese/Whole Milk. (40:33)
      • Chicken Thighs. (43:40)
    • Sources of Fats
      • Butter. (45:44)
      • Olive Oil. (46:29)
      • Peanut Butter/Nuts. (48:12)
    • Sources of Carbohydrates.
      • White Rice. (50:32)
      • Potatoes. (52:03)
      • Oatmeal. (54:37)
      • Vegetables. (56:15)

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Jul 26, 2021
1604: Ways to Kick-Start Fat Loss When You Hit a Plateau, Lifting Tips & Techniques When Suffering from Joint Pain, How to Correct Shoulder Imbalances & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:42:07

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • They don’t even know! Justin’s workout vlog coming soon! (5:00)
  • The psychology behind why we watch scary movies. (11:44)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Free to Choose series on YouTube. (18:19)
  • Storytime with Mind Pump: Bathroom time, kids, and potty training. (24:12)
  • The power of exercise for better well-being and mental health. (35:36)
  • New sponsor alert! Welcome, LivON Labs. (42:27)
  • Study: Theanine protects against the negative effects of THC. (46:44)
  • Streaming services on fire, keeping our attention, advertising, and more. (48:30)
  • The benefits of red-light therapy for your skin. (52:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I take it to the next level following a drastic weight loss? (59:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I tackle the fear of gaining weight back after losing over 100 lbs.? (1:11:21)
  • #Quah question #3 – What would you recommend I do to rid myself of knots between my shoulder blades? (1:24:33)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is it impossible to gain muscle when you are in a cut? (1:32:09)

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Jul 24, 2021
1603: How to Build a Thick & Wide Back, the Best Mobility Exercises to Improve Your Low Bar Squat, the Pros & Cons of Opening a Gym & More
01:21:53

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether there is a different way to train for a wide back vs. a thick back, the best mobility exercises for low bar squats, training under the influence of marijuana, and tips for an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to open their own gym.

  • What can happen when you work out next to Sal. (4:11)
  • The best time to eat protein and build muscle health. (7:20)
  • Study finds that women can predict a man's attitude toward casual sexual relationships based on his face. (14:01)
  • Peloton to move into the video game market. Will it succeed? (17:05)
  • Vuori, the Nordstrom of athleisure wear. (25:48)
  • California passes the US’s first state-backed guaranteed income plan. The challenges and should you be skeptical? (31:39)
  • Does controversy sell? (43:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there a different way to train for a wide back versus a thick back? (52:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the best mobility exercises for low bar squats? (59:48)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is training under the influence of marijuana bad? (1:03:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – What tips would you give an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to open their own gym? (1:09:40)

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Jul 23, 2021
1602: Why Intermittent Fasting is Bad
50:10

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the pros and cons of practicing intermittent fasting.

  • What is fasting, and the history behind it? (2:52)
  • When did fasting become mainstream? (10:46)
  • The benefits of intermittent fasting. (15:20)
  • The dark side and detriments of fasting. (28:53)
  • Who should AVOID fasting? (33:43)
  • Who is fasting FOR, and when is it a good idea? (40:47)
  • Why fasting is NOT an effective weight loss strategy. (46:15)

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Jul 22, 2021
1601: How to Build Big Arms, the Best Way to Train to Increase Pull-Ups, the Truth About Lifting Belts & More
01:17:13

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to train for pull-ups, growing arm size, whether lifting belts are necessary for heavy lifting, and methods for recovering faster from overtraining.

  • Mind Pump’s vacation workout tips. (4:46)
  • The guys recap their vacations with their families: Kauai adventures, moving pains, and leaps in growth. (6:35)
  • Is Adam falling in love with golf? (21:43)
  • Barbequing with Adam Schafer. (24:25)
  • You look strong. (31:01)
  • Study: Do trans athletes have an advantage? (33:35)
  • Inflation’s silver lining? (35:22)
  • Kevin Hart’s birthday surprise for the ages. (36:10)
  • Injuries in sports and the most gruesome one the guys have seen in person. (37:52)
  • Mind Pump’s nutrition secrets while vacationing. (45:57)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the best way to train for pull-ups? (51:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – I want to grow the size of my arms. Are heavy weights and low reps better or lower weight and higher reps? (57:52)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are lifting belts necessary for heavy lifting? (1:02:38)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is everyone’s method for recovering faster from overtraining? (1:09:28)

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Jul 21, 2021
1600: How to Train When Recovering from an Injury
52:47

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin outline four steps to take when getting back into training when recovering from an injury or a layoff.

  • How do I get started back into training after an injury, pregnancy, or long layoff? (2:25)
  • Step 1: Concentrate on Stability and Connection. (6:09)
  • Step 2: Prime your body back into proper alignment. (20:51)
  • Step 3: Practice Correctional Exercises frequently. (32:06)
  • Step 4: Re-focus on the skill of the basic exercises. (41:13)

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Jul 19, 2021
1599: How to Get Past the Mental Hurdle of Eating More to Speed Up the Metabolism, Ways to Regain Strength & Athleticism After a Layoff, The Best Training to Improve Sports Performance & More
01:21:37

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • The Mind Pump x NCI coaching experience. (3:48)
  • How tech could impact the fitness industry. (12:51)
  • The Airbnb of rental cars. (22:38)
  • The incredible journey of your child’s early growth. (27:22)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of autonomous cars, celebrities in politics, and virtual reality. (30:53)
  • How Mind Pump vacations. (39:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I gain my functional strength and athleticism back after going through appendicitis surgery? (49:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you go about pursuing a side split, while training for strength? (55:21)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I get my wife over the mental aspect of increasing calories, bulking, while pursuing building strength? (1:01:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some specific exercises or mobility movements that I can do to gain more distance on the golf course? (1:10:47)

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Jul 17, 2021
1598: Why People Should Avoid HIIT, How Forced Reps Can Cause Muscle Loss, Ways Poor Health Prevents Body Fat Loss & More
01:18:57

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether certain people should avoid HIIT, if forced reps are a good idea or are too taxing on the CNS, the number of sets & reps one should do for each body part if training with full body workouts, and how poor gut health affects the metabolism and the ability to efficiently lose body fat.

  • The benefits and value of the safety squat bar and the sled for the avid aging lifter. (3:18)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (14:33)
  • Math is not racist. (18:51)
  • Why the guys are disappointed in themselves regarding some comments made in their recent interview with Melissa Urban. (20:38)
  • Weird News with Sal: Homeless man with no arms stabs someone with his feet! Plus, how a man uses cherry pies for sexual kicks. (27:21)
  • Sal’s incredible superpower. (32:56)
  • Mind Pump reviews ‘The Tomorrow War’. (34:38)
  • Have scientists figured out the mystery that is the Bermuda Triangle? (38:14)
  • How the guys are looking good on camera in large part to Caldera. (43:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should certain people avoid HIIT? Or is it a good workout for all people? (47:39)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on forced reps with the help of a training partner? Do you guys think this is a good idea or could it be taxing on the Central Nervous System (CNS)? (58:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – How many sets and reps should you do for each body part if you're training with full-body workouts? (1:05:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – How does poor health affect the metabolism and your ability to efficiently lose body fat? (1:10:41)

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Jul 16, 2021
1597: The Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance With David Epstein
01:11:30

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with investigative journalist and New York Times best selling author David Epstein about, nature, nurture, and athletic performance.

  • The Sports Gene: A story of tragedy sparked by an interest in genetics. (1:51)
  • Why are certain populations over misrepresented in sports? (3:37)
  • Why he was more backwards than getting it right researching for his new book. (6:21)
  • The generalization of skills. (9:38)
  • When is the perfect time for specialization? (14:28)
  • How would he mold his perfect athlete? (17:10)
  • Why he believes athletes now are at a drug disadvantage. (22:36)
  • How technological innovations have made a HUGE impact on the elite level in sports. (24:14)
  • The democratization of sports. (28:13)
  • How much of a role do steroids play in professional sports? (30:59)
  • Comparing the impact of anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, and erythropoietin (EPO). (36:10)
  • The story behind his breakout investigation of Alex Rodriguez testing positive for steroids. (39:40)
  • His personal beliefs on athletes using performance-enhancing drugs. (43:50)
  • Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete or not? (49:45)
  • The current research he finds interesting. (52:40)
  • Are we jumping the gun on new drugs? (55:07)
  • What will be the next big technological leap in sports? (59:47)
  • Has his attitude changed towards blood doping in sports? (1:06:07)

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Jul 15, 2021
1596: The Truth About Using Fat Burners & Shakes to Lose Fat, How a Calorie Deficit Affects Recovery, Prioritizing Macros Vs. Calories When Reverse Dieting & More
01:07:13

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about shakes and fat burners to shed weight, whether macros or calories should be the priority when reverse dieting, if training fasted makes you stronger in your workouts, and the amount of muscle soreness and recovery time you can expect if you’re in a calorie deficit.

  • Another incredible aspect of resistance training. (4:07)
  • How the Ned Mello has been a game-changer for the guy's sleep. (15:07)
  • The ultra-sensitivity of children at a young age. (18:59)
  • How much is the “right” dose of caffeine? (32:50)
  • TikTok creating yet another way to bring in top talent. (37:14)
  • Norway to criminalize photoshopping. (40:43)
  • Do you trust the media? (44:02)
  • The troubling effect of technology and social media on your child’s posture. (46:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's your view on shakes and fat burners to shed weight? (50:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – When reverse dieting, should macros or calories be the priority? (54:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – Does training fasted make you stronger in your workouts? (58:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you’re in a calorie deficit, do you expect to experience more muscle soreness and a longer recovery time? If so, should you reduce intensity and volume or increase calories for a couple of weeks? (1:02:03)

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Jul 14, 2021
1595: Your Ideas Suck… How to be an Entrepreneur With Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph
01:08:07

In this episode Sal, Adam, and Justin interview Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph

  • Are you born to be an entrepreneur or is it something that can be developed? (1:52)
  • Why would you want to be an entrepreneur? (3:35)
  • An example of colliding your idea with reality. (6:45)
  • The birth of Netflix. (12:04)
  • The evolution of his relationship with Reed Hastings. (15:57)
  • Was Netflix laughed out of the room pitching their idea to Blockbuster? (22:00)
  • How did they generate enough revenue to stay afloat during those dark days? (30:14)
  • Why if these companies do not have the courage to disrupt themselves, someone else will do it for them. (32:33)
  • The importance of being comfortable with uncertainty. (36:39)
  • How if you don’t know what you want, the opportunity of getting it is very slim. (39:30)
  • Why you should never fall in love with your ideas. (42:42)
  • Why there is no substitute for trial and error. (45:52)
  • What is success if not the ability to go and spend your day with the things you love? (46:54)
  • What characteristics does he look for in an entrepreneur? (49:26)
  • The distinct layers of scaling a business. (51:10)
  • His take on the two different models of streaming. (56:10)
  • The essential ingredient of the algorithm. (59:58)
  • The interesting dynamic of the growing podcast space. (1:01:36)
  • What up and coming businesses excite him? (1:04:48)

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Jul 12, 2021
1594: Periodized Training for Special Ops Service Members, Ways to Correct Imbalances Without Creating New Ones, How to Work Out Pre, During & Post Pregnancy & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:47:55

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • The high school football update with Justin Andrews. (3:53)
  • Have you hit your peak neuroplasticity? (13:54)
  • A study highlighting the complexity and weirdness of the placebo effect. (22:28)
  • Will we see Mind Pump on OnlyFans? (27:16)
  • Mind Pump, continuing to change the conversation around fitness. (31:08)
  • San Francisco residents want out. (34:42)
  • Homelessness and organized crime ravaging San Francisco. (37:25)
  • The world’s most successful squatter. (39:26)
  • The power of quantum computing. (41:51)
  • Adam gets creative with the various ways he eats Magic Spoon cereal. (47:57)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can I still make physical progress while in the third trimester or should I focus on feeling good? What program would you recommend post-baby? (55:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – As a trainer, how do you program and periodize training for special operations service members? (1:02:44)
  • #Quah question #3 – What program would benefit my passion for shot putting? (1:20:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do I address my imbalances without creating new issues in the process? (1:27:52)
  • #Quah question #5 – What programming should I focus on if I suffer from Crohn’s disease and colitis? (1:37:07)

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Jul 09, 2021
1593: How Flexing Can Help Build Muscle, Inexpensive High Protein Snacks & Meals, Ways to Increase Core Strength & More
01:06:33

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether flexing has any significant carry over for the mind to muscle connection, the best way to increase core strength & performance, if food intolerances are self-induced, and good high protein meal or snack ideas for someone on a college budget.

  • You got to let them know sometimes. (3:36)
  • Great athletes of the past. (11:29)
  • Sal on how the book sales have been doing. (17:27)
  • The importance of lifting weights and having proper nutrition to cater to your specific sport. (18:39)
  • The surprising new NFL COVID rules for the upcoming season. (27:20)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: How many sides does the Great Pyramid have? (31:25)
  • Adam’s famous smoked ribs recipe brought to you by Butcher Box. (40:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does flexing in the mirror have any significant carry-over for the mind-to-muscle connection? (46:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the best way to increase core strength & performance? (52:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are food intolerances self-induced or not? (57:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some good high protein meal or snack ideas for someone on a college budget? (1:01:27)

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Jul 09, 2021
1592: The 30 Day Diet Experiment That Launched an Empire With Melissa Urban
01:17:41

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin have a fascinating conversation with Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban.

  • A traumatizing event that led to numbing her feelings with drugs. (2:17)
  • The moment the wheels fell off. (5:13)
  • What caused her to relapse? (9:02)
  • Why food and drugs are not that different. (12:12)
  • The challenges and process of changing your mindset. (14:49)
  • The importance of doing the hard work. (18:52)
  • The powerful transformative experience that sparked the Whole30. (20:50)
  • The impetus that sparked her first Whole30 experiment and the game-changing results that came from it. (23:33)
  • When did the transition happen from blog to business? (28:42)
  • The moment she recognized she needed a new approach to her training. (30:24)
  • How did she escape the CrossFit mentality? (36:40)
  • Coping with a rise of fame. (40:56)
  • The challenges of growing a business while going through a divorce. (42:33)
  • The pivotal moments that sparked an empire. (51:23)
  • What are the biggest misconceptions around the Whole30? (53:14)
  • A conversation around food accessibility, privilege, and race. (57:28)
  • What does the future look like for the program? (1:06:28)
  • What is her metric for success? (1:07:48)
  • Any pushback from the medical community? (1:09:43)
  • What is her least favorite part of having something so massive? (1:11:21)

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Jul 08, 2021
1591: The Best Form of Cardio, the Truth About Partial Reps, the Best Time of Day to Work Out & More
01:30:32

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about instances where partial reps are better than a full range of motion, the best forms of cardio, the benefits of training first thing in the morning compared to afternoon and evening, and their biggest regret from their early weight training days.

  • The BEST way to use ‘supersets’ in your programming. (5:15)
  • A very Happy 4th of July Mind Pump weekend. (12:33)
  • Sal updates on his son’s sleep training progress. (18:04)
  • The nutritional value of eating organ meats. (29:42)
  • Shout out to Hunter McIntyre! (33:30)
  • Why Sal stays out of the water. (37:55)
  • What the latest job numbers say about the state of the economy and society. (42:01)
  • Bill Cosby has a GOOD lawyer. (48:05)
  • Adam knows A LOT about Britney Spears. (49:12)
  • TikTok influencers need to stop. (56:56)
  • The benefits of ‘Immunity’ from Organifi. (58:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there any instance where partial reps are better than a full range of motion? (1:01:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – Out of all the forms of cardio, which would you guys recommend? (1:07:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the benefits of training first thing in the morning compared to afternoon and evening? (1:15:10)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your biggest regret from your early weight training days? (1:22:08)

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Jul 07, 2021
1590: How to Use Failure & Rejection to Get What You Want in Life With Jen Cohen
01:31:36

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Jen Cohen who provides practical advice about the mindset that has fueled her success in multiple industries and endeavors despite failing over and over.

  • When Jen first met Mind Pump. (2:10)
  • Why being underestimated can be a good thing sometimes. (6:05)
  • How learning and taking action will get you to where you want to be. (7:28)
  • Why being curious is her superpower. (9:30)
  • How regret is worse than rejection. (13:20)
  • The importance of building relationships and being interested. (16:16)
  • Using that ‘chip on your shoulder’ to fuel you and NOT define you. (19:05)
  • The lessons learned through fitness. (25:31)
  • Defining your core values and non-negotiables. (27:33)
  • An insight into the man who holds her down. (31:16)
  • Why she believes everyone is the same. (42:44)
  • The differences between her male and female clients and how she coaches them through that. (45:26)
  • Why the better you know yourself, the more you know what you want. (48:48)
  • So, you want to be a podcaster. (50:16)
  • Why if you don’t have good content, no one will listen. (52:48)
  • Being comfortable with asking the tough questions and being radically honest. (54:45)
  • Getting over the scarcity and abundance mindset. (1:07:33)
  • Her system to building long-lasting relationships. (1:10:05)
  • How many episodes has she not aired? (1:15:52)
  • Why different perspectives are always great, but they must bring value and communicate properly. (1:20:55)
  • Get yourself a person to balance you out. (1:25:15)

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Jul 05, 2021
1589: How to Train to Balance Hormones, the Pros & Cons of Switching Between Full Body & Push/Pull, Tips for Lifting After Surgery & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:25:37

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Adam’s air conditioning invention. (3:33)
  • Feet and unusual body changes. (4:36)
  • Gwen Berry versus the ‘flag’. (14:03)
  • The surprising benefits of taking creatine with sodium. (20:35)
  • The benefits of taking Organifi’s green juice when lacking vegetables in your diet. (22:55)
  • A leaked UN report has a stark warning on climate change. (23:55)
  • Reminiscing on Adam’s cow milking days and the ‘hard work’ mentality. (30:27)
  • MIIR, keeping your water cool all day since 2010. (40:36)
  • #Quah question #1 – What MAPS program would you recommend to complement Olympic lifting training? (42:58)
  • #Quah question #2 – What exercises would you recommend I replace certain compound lifts from MAPS Anabolic after having hernia surgery? (49:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – What type of training should I focus on to help me balance out my hormones? (55:49)
  • #Quah question #4 – Would it be beneficial to train after working four double shifts or take the necessary time off? (1:08:51)
  • #Quah question #5 – Is there a downside to doing a full-body workout one week and a push/pull workout the next week? (1:16:45)

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Jul 03, 2021
1588: The Ideal Split for Building Muscle Mass, Why Training to Failure Can Halt Your Gains, Fitness Gimmicks That Need to Die & More
59:52

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the ideal split for building muscle mass, the pros and cons of lifting to failure in each set, why too much volume is negative for hypertrophy, and fitness gimmicks still around today that need to stop.

  • You learn the TRUTH listening to Mind Pump. (7:12)
  • Adam and Doug’s trip to Utah. (9:14)
  • What is going on in the medical field?! (14:08)
  • Another study on the impact of artificial sweeteners on gut bacteria. (15:46)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Dark Horse Podcast with Bret Weinstein. (19:45)
  • Own your audience or be on many platforms. (24:24)
  • Vuori is EXPLODING! (29:00)
  • Political correctness with Mind Pump. (31:46)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: ‘Dragon Man skull’ may be a new species. (36:03)
  • When a harmless DNA test solves a 14-year sexual assault case. (38:31)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's an ideal split for building muscle mass? (40:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should we be lifting to failure in each set or should we feel like we can get more reps for each set? How can I tell if I’m lifting the right amount of weight to make progress? (46:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you explain how too much volume is negative for hypertrophy?  (51:27)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some of the fitness gimmicks still around today that need to stop? (55:22)

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Jul 02, 2021
1587: Getting to Root Cause of Low Energy, Skin Issues and a Poor Libido With Dr. Stephen Cabral
01:09:27

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak to Dr. Stephen Cabral about gut health, SIBO and how to correct the underlying cause of many common health problems.

  • How misinformation is harming the health industry. (1:33)
  • Why everything doesn’t need to be black and white. (5:50)
  • Why gut health is the epicenter of 80% of any health conditions anyone can suffer from. (8:34)
  • What are the symptoms of having poor gut health? (11:13)
  • How does he communicate that you may have an intolerance to “healthy” foods? (14:56)
  • The four main issues with the gut that you have to look for. (18:25)
  • How you may be giving yourself SIBO. (21:54)
  • Does he see common themes with autoimmune diseases? (23:46)
  • Why he believes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is NOT a disease. (25:47)
  • His take on artificial sweeteners and gut health. (27:39)
  • Conventional medicine NEVER provides a cure. (29:50)
  • Are there natural antifungals one could take? (34:22)
  • Biofilm 101. (37:46)
  • Giveaways that you may have an autoimmune disease. (41:27)
  • Why he would NEVER recommend any antibiotics for SIBO. (45:28)
  • What are his thoughts on red-light therapy? (49:09)
  • Does he believe creatine is the next big health supplement? (50:23)
  • Can you chase aesthetics and longevity at the same time? (57:17)
  • Why you shouldn’t drink cold water. (1:06:12)

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Jul 01, 2021
1586: How to Train a Body Part That Is Smaller on One Side, Ways Meditation Increases Muscle Gains, Tips for Correcting Shoulder Winging & More
01:23:42

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about doing extra reps on a weaker side, whether meditation can help increase muscle gains, getting rid of shoulder winging, and the benefit of taking a stim-free pre-workout.

  • The guys recap the “soft-opening” of the Vuori store in San Jose. (7:52)
  • Mind Pump comments on the fairness of the transgender athlete competing in the Tokyo Olympics. (16:54)
  • Andre the Giant facts that will blow your mind! (29:31)
  • The fascinating traits of strong men. (35:05)
  • The psychological term of falling off the wagon. (38:29)
  • How do you lose a nuke?! (43:42)
  • James Cameron missed out on a much better movie. (45:30)
  • Microsoft making some BIG moves. (48:20)
  • Is the changing of the guard here for the entertainment industry? (51:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you have a hard time activating and focusing on your non-dominate side, should you be doing extra reps on that side?(59:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can meditation help increase muscle gains? (1:05:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do I get rid of shoulder winging? What kind of problems will I face if I don’t address it? (1:10:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there any benefit of taking a non-stim pre-workout? (1:15:17)

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Jun 30, 2021
1585: 17-Year-Old Ponzi Scheme Mastermind & Ex-Con Ian Bick
01:50:39

In this fascinating episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with HBO Max’s Generation Hustle star, Ian Bick, about how he, at age 17, conned $500,000 and ultimately ended up in prison. 

  • How does a 17-year-old kid get three years in prison?! (1:50)
  • Why he wasn't driven by money as a kid. (8:00)
  • The dangers and consequences of chasing popularity and likes. (8:43)
  • Blame me, not my parents. (12:00)
  • Why he liked the buildup to the parties, not the actual parties. (15:29)
  • From house parties to nightclubs, the next evolution of his business. (18:15)
  • Feeling like the King of Danbury High School. (22:47)
  • The next steps to getting attention and building his likeness. (28:55)
  • The critical moments leading to the unraveling of his legitimate business. (32:11)
  • The point when things start to get shady. (55:43)
  • The series of unfortunate events leading to being caught. (1:08:19)
  • When the law becomes aware of the situation. (1:21:33)
  • His focus now post-prison sentence. (1:25:46)
  • What was the ultimate high and low of this experience? (1:30:59)
  • Why prison is everything you hear about on TV, but it's not. (1:38:19)
  • What opportunities does he foresee post documentary? (1:45:14)

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Jun 28, 2021
1584: How to Build Impressive Shoulders, Signs It’s Time to Add More Volume & Frequency to Your Workout, Overcoming Sports Injuries & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:26:46

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • It doesn’t have to be a birthday or holiday to send someone some flowers! (4:11)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, ‘This is Pop’ on Netflix. (5:05)
  • Sal’s HUGE monumental change! (20:14)
  • The controversy around John McAfee’s death. (22:04)
  • The challenge of sacrificing in your sport in pursuit of getting bigger and stronger. (32:19)
  • What’s really in your Subway tuna sandwich? (42:23)
  • Is it good luck if a bird poops on you? (48:42)
  • Mark Bell is a BIG fan of LMNT. (53:16)
  • Adam’s concoction with Magic Spoon blueberry cereal. (55:54)
  • #Quah question #1 – Would it make sense to add another training day if my recovery is good? (59:16)
  • #Quah question #2 – What program would you recommend to build my shoulders? (1:04:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – Where do I start if I have a muscle imbalance? (1:09:42)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is it better to lay off heavier weights if I am focusing on mobility and technique? Or keep driving home technique while doing my heavy lifts? (1:16:44)

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Jun 26, 2021
1583: The Maximum Amount of Protein the Body Can Absorb in One Meal, How to Get Rid of Knee Pain, the Value of Digestive Enzyme Supplements & More
01:11:06

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how much protein the body can absorb in one meal, the best way to get rid of knee pain, the benefits of digestive enzyme supplements, and their opinion on psychedelics.

  • Sal keeping it real when it comes to sleep training his son. (5:14)
  • Justin’s Palm Desert inferno. (12:37)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Fatherhood on Netflix. (18:16)
  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (21:17)
  • Adam’s wedding experience in Laguna Beach and their experiences meeting and interacting with fans outside live events. (21:53)
  • Justin’s dumpster diving excursion. (27:47)
  • Father’s Day gifts from the wives. (32:26)
  • Butcher Box filets and the benefits of the sous vide method. (36:45)
  • What’s the deal with the John Wayne Airport name controversy? (40:20)
  • Tales of a professional private driver. (43:03)
  • #Quah question #1 - How much protein can the body absorb in one meal? (46:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the best way to get rid of knee pain? (51:27)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your opinions of digestive enzyme supplements? (54:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on psychedelics? (58:29)

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Jun 25, 2021
1582: 15 Surprising Reasons You Don’t Feel Well
01:02:51

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover 15 reasons why you may not feel well and what to do about it.

  • 15 Surprising Reasons You Don’t Feel Well. (1:38)
  • #1 – Not drinking enough water. (2:33)
  • #2 – Following the wrong diet for your body. (5:47)
  • #3 – Not consuming enough sodium. (9:27)
  • #4 – You may be having too much caffeine. (12:25)
  • #5 – You might be taking too many supplements. (19:35)
  • #6 – You are working out too much. (23:41)
  • #7 – You are not changing your workouts. (27:12)
  • #8 – Your sleep quality sucks! (30:58)
  • #9 – You may be indoors too much. (36:46)
  • #10 – Wasting time on social media. (40:48)
  • #11 – You may be surrounding yourself with bad people. (43:56)
  • #12 – Having no purpose. (47:57)
  • #13 – You do not take any responsibility. (50:43)
  • #14 – Maybe you are lacking focus. (54:56)
  • #15 – You need to lighten up a little. (57:18)

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Jun 24, 2021
1581: How to Make Gains While Cutting, Using a Rowing Machine in Lieu of Lifting, the Value of Saunas & More
01:16:13

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether you can still progress in lifts while cutting, if a rowing machine can preserve muscle mass when not lifting, the value of saunas, and things within the fitness realm that they recently changed their mind about.

  • How the guys have set up ‘Mello’ stations at their houses. (4:19)
  • Mind Pump Reminiscences: The anniversary of the ‘OJ Chase’ on TV. (6:35)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Sweet Tooth on Netflix. (14:15)
  • Andre the Giant is a fascinating fellow. (17:22)
  • All things Bulldogs. (25:04)
  • Justin’s new theory on the Loch ness monster. (31:09)
  • The more handsome you are, the smaller your testicles? (34:50)
  • An alarming report on unemployment scams. (39:12)
  • How the economy is balancing itself out and the psychological strategy of the ‘turn over’. (40:42)
  • The brilliance of Organifi’s customer service model. (49:08)
  • Amazon and marijuana. (52:12)
  • #Quah question #1 - Can you still progress in lifts while cutting? (55:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – Will a rowing machine preserve my muscle mass while I can’t lift? (59:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on saunas? (1:04:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's something within the fitness realm that you recently changed your mind on? (1:08:39)

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Jun 23, 2021
1580: Economy Crash 2021 With Peter Linneman
01:31:44

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with economist Peter Linneman about whether the economy is doomed and how to navigate the financial uncertainty of 2021.

  • How the money will eventually find a home. The impact of the Fed injecting money into the economy. (4:48)
  • Why inflation is one of the most misunderstood ideas. (10:00)
  • Why asset price inflation is a wonderful thing when you own assets. (11:43)
  • Has the Fed gone too far? What are the consequences of that? (18:30)
  • Did we see inflation in the cost of rent? (25:30)
  • Could we run into a shortage of places for people to live due to rent control? (34:08)
  • Why he believes the world is in a race to devalue itself. (38:08)
  • The importance of focusing on social fabric issues. (44:43)
  • Isn’t the price of things going down a good thing? (48:35)
  • The evolution of interest rates and the impact of expanding capacity. (53:34)
  • His prediction for demand in the real estate market for the coming years. (1:01:30)
  • The economics and impact of people buying up single-family homes to rent out. (1:10:11)
  • His advice for the person living paycheck to paycheck investing for their future. (1:14:45)
  • His opinion on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. (1:18:28)
  • Will the financial bubble burst? (1:20:40)
  • What books does he recommend? (1:22:51)

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Jun 21, 2021
1579: How to Drop Stubborn Body Fat, What to Do When Strength Is Not Increasing, Ways to Hit Aesthetic Goals in Time for a Wedding & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:44:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Father’s Day, the most overlooked holiday EVER! (5:00)
  • New potential partner alert, From You Flowers. (7:54)
  • Revisiting the conversation on the visual style of Loki on Disney +. (14:24)
  • The conspiracy surrounding the N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) supplement. (15:00)
  • Why dry scooping your pre-workout is NOT the issue. (17:51)
  • A great example of the power of celebrity. (21:03)
  • The guys speculate on the future of podcasting, audio versus visual, and their go-to CD they would listen to on repeat. (23:52)
  • Why the guys are fans of Super Coffee. (38:41)
  • Creatine and its effect on arthritis. (40:27)
  • The freer the market, the more opportunity for growth, innovation, and giving society. (41:48)
  • China changes its policy on having children. (44:47)
  • How we take freedom of speech for granted. (46:50)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Does the theory of Pangea still stand with the science community? (49:25)
  • Mind Pump x NCI certifications important updates. (53:06)
  • #Quah question #1 – What can I do to improve my physical strength, when I feel like I am pushing myself to my max? (55:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – Any recommendations to hit my aesthetic goals in time for my wedding? (1:10:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should I be concerned the clicking in my knees when I squat is a potential muscle imbalance? (1:16:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are suggestions to drop stubborn body fat? (1:25:52)
  • #Quah question #5 – Do I need to manually adjust my one-rep max number or trust the process? (1:34:24)

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Jun 19, 2021
1578: How to Break Through a Lifting Plateau, the Best Hamstring Exercises Using Dumbbells, How to Prepare Your Body for Squats & More
01:15:20

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about pushing past a plateau, the best hamstring exercises when all you have are dumbbells, ways to loosen up stiff hips for squats, and health concerns for the next generation.

  • Which Mind Pump host is most into magic? (3:17)
  • How the guys like to style their Vuori clothing. (8:37)
  • Recapping Aurelius’s baptism. (14:50)
  • That one-time Sal worked out with a Priest. (15:44)
  • Mind Pump Reviews: Is Tonal worth the money? (20:22)
  • Gymnastics and their value for kids. (29:15)
  • The various ways to utilize Organifi products. (35:44)
  • Can sperm survive on Mars?! (39:53)
  • Is the US Navy controlling inventions that could change the fabric of reality? (42:35)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Lupin on Netflix. (45:30)
  • Listener Feedback Request: Would you like to see Mind Pump partner with a flower delivery service? (48:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I push past a bench press plateau or any for that matter? (52:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the best hamstring exercises when all you have are dumbbells? (57:22)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some ways to loosen up stiff hips for squats? (1:01:23)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's your main health concern for the next generation? (1:04:51)

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Jun 18, 2021
1577: What to Do When You Are Getting Bored With Your Workouts
52:43

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin provide actionable ways to rekindle passion with working out.

  • The challenge most fitness fanatics run into. (2:31)
  • Why unconventional training can be a good thing. (5:01)
  • The novelty is what is so special to the results. (8:13)
  • What to Do When You Are Getting Bored with Your Workouts. 
  • Step 1: Change your mindset. (11:52)
    • Unconventional training techniques to change your mindset. 
      • Work Capacity. (15:01) 
      • Agility. (19:33)
      • Body Weight Training. (22:05)
      • Stability Training. (25:37)
      • Grip Strength. (29:15)
      • Improve Effective Range of Motion. (34:31)
      • Forgotten Muscle-Building Exercises. (37:55)
  • Step 2: Stay the course and properly program these modalities into your routine. (44:01)
  • Step 3: Sign up for an unusual fitness event. (47:08)

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Jun 17, 2021
1576: Full Range of Motion Vs. Partial Reps, the Best Quick Muscle Building Foods for Hardgainers, How to Improve Vertical Jump & More
01:22:18

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about full range of motion vs partial reps during bodybuilding exercises, the differences between cardio from running and cardio from pushing a heavy sled, the best snacks & quick foods to eat for hard gainers trying to get extra protein calories, and great exercises to improve one’s vertical jump.

  • A podcast to listen to if you are an inspiring entrepreneur. (3:47)
  • How people are ignorant to taxes and the value certain people bring to society. (11:05)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Loki on Disney+. (18:36)
  • Stockpile, a brilliant company to invest in your child’s future. (24:11)
  • Old sugar ads that dictate how silly the marketing companies were. (27:47)
  • Internet sustainability searches up 71% since 2016! (30:19)
  • That time Justin ACTUALLY enjoyed fish! (32:44)
  • Aurelius’s baptism. (37:08)
  • Will the FAA allow supersonic air travel to return? (39:00)
  • The differences between male and female orgasms. (50:13)
  • #Quah question #1 - Full range of motion during bodybuilding exercises, always? Or partial reps to keep tension on muscles for a bigger pump? Or both? (59:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there a difference between cardio from running and cardio from pushing a heavy sled? (1:05:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the best snacks & quick foods to eat for hard gainers trying to pack extra protein calories? (1:07:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are great exercises to improve your vertical jump? (1:14:14)

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Jun 16, 2021
1575: Exercise Vs. Diet
48:33

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin compare exercise and diet and score which is the most important.

  • Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom. (1:45)
  • Exercise vs. Diet
  • #1 – Aesthetics. (4:09)
  • #2 – Mobility. (9:12)
  • #3 – Performance. (12:28)
  • #4 – Longevity. (16:45)
  • #5 – Brain health. (21:18)
  • #6 – Hormones. (30:12)
  • #7 – Sleep. (40:21)
  • #8 – Quality of life. (44:26)

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Jun 14, 2021
1574: How to Prevent Muscle Loss When Cutting, Ways to Fix Muscle Imbalances, Techniques for Overcoming Wrist Pain & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:32:53

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Training Updates: The paradox of fat loss and is Adam a workout at-home guy now? (3:57)
  • Should we fear sex robots?! (13:25]
  • Mayweather vs. Paul recap: Is boxing dead? (16:45)
  • The guys speculate on the future of CGI and how it will impact Hollywood. (30:30)
  • Adam’s adventure at the DMV. (37:21)
  • When was the last time you saw Sylvester Stallone? (44:13)
  • Special product promotion from Organifi. (45:50)
  • How adolescence has gotten stretched out. (48:02)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there a way to improve strength or aesthetics without overtaxing the central nervous system? (51:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you have any suggestions on how I should change my diet or supplementation when on my menstrual cycle? (1:02:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some techniques for overcoming wrist pain when lifting? (1:11:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I prevent muscle loss when cutting? (1:16:45)
  • #Quah question #5 – Any suggestions of programming if I have a history of muscle imbalances due to my sport? (1:25:28)

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Jun 12, 2021
1573: The Golden Rules of Training for Performance, When to Train Through Pain, the Importance of Food Variety & More
01:09:25

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the golden rules of training for performance, training through pain versus taking time off, dealing with a clicking or popping in the shoulders when doing an overhead press, and whether eating the same healthy foods on a regular basis stops being beneficial.

  • When super talented people can be annoying. (3:10)
  • Mind Pump Kitchen: The guys are enjoying getting down in the kitchen using Butcher Box cuts. (7:19)
  • Justin to take over a high school football team?! (11:08)
  • Wild News with Sal: FBI finds horrific Frankenstein-like experiments at body donation facility in Arizona. (18:18)
  • Unusually awesome movies with Mind Pump. (28:05)
  • What’s the deal California?! (37:42)
  • Magic Spoon whey protein versus standard whey protein. (44:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the golden rules for training for performance? (50:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – When should you train through pain versus taking time off? (55:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – How should you deal with the clicking or popping of your shoulders when doing an overhead press? (1:00:01)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you eat the same regular foods on a daily basis, does your body get used to the nutrients and they stop being beneficial? (1:03:39)

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Jun 11, 2021
1572: Is Tonal Worth the Money? With Aly Orady
01:10:04

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Aly Orady, the CEO & founder of Tonal.

  • How is Tonal worth as much as a technology company?! (1:50)
  • A look behind the metrics of the average Tonal customer. (4:36)
  • What is Tonal and why do people use it? (7:22)
  • Why Sal is skeptical of the consistency model. (10:48)
  • How they use the data to personalize the workout. (13:21)
  • What are they doing to customize the Tonal experience for the individual? (16:16)
  • Where does he see the business most vulnerable? (19:37)
  • How do they recruit their coaches and educators? (27:39)
  • At what point do they get scared about people falling off? (29:47)
  • Have they run into any supply chain/demand issues? (33:49)
  • How they are investing into scaling their business. (39:30)
  • Does he see this turning into a performance piece of equipment for athletes? (42:11)
  • Why he believes the resistance is more than adequate. (44:29)
  • How does he deal with the safety aspect? (46:14)
  • The moment he knew he had something here. (48:52)
  • When was the initial release to the public? (53:00)
  • Does he see the trend of at-home workouts changing with gyms opening back up? (54:41)
  • The importance of strength training. (57:07)
  • The value of storytelling when it comes to marketing. (1:00:02)
  • Why being the CEO is the best job in the world. (1:02:48)
  • What has he learned during this whole process? (1:04:55)
  • Why if it was easy, he wouldn’t do it. (1:07:33)

Featured Guest

  • Aly Orady (@aorady)  Instagram
  • Tonal

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Jun 10, 2021
1571: Maintaining a Lean Body While Eating More Calories, How to Start an Elimination Diet, the Next Big Thing in Fitness & More
01:10:50

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the realistic number of calories that most active females should be able to consume, what to keep in the diet when first starting an elimination diet, the next big shift in fitness, and how to combat paralysis by analysis in a world of information overload.

  • Who doesn’t want Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster to exist?! (3:52)
  • What does Adam subscribe to? (8:07)
  • A man who sold invisible art for $18K. (22:48)
  • The guys speculate on what people will spend their money on post COVID. (27:11)
  • Something you may not know about Harley-Davidson and the dangers of motorcycles. (28:38)
  • The incredible benefits of cannabinoids when it comes to inflammation. (36:23)
  • Mind Pump Workouts: Current programming, nutrition updates, and the value of consistent training as you get older. (39:44)
  • Mind Pump bringing back an old MIIR favorite. (47:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is a realistic number of calories that most active females should be able to consume? (51:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you recommend to keep in the diet when first starting an elimination diet? (55:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is going to be the next big worthwhile shift in fitness? (1:00:26)
  • #Quah question #4 – How have you faced analysis by paralysis in your own lives and how do you recommend people combat it in a world of information overload? (1:04:49)

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Jun 09, 2021
1570: Eleven Ways to Build Muscle Faster
47:27

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eleven factors that are key to building muscle faster.

  • Why building muscle is NOT an easy process. (1:49)
  • Eleven Ways to Build Muscle Faster
  • #1 – Focus on strength. (3:49)
  • #2 – Manipulate training frequency. (7:35)
  • #3 – Incorporate priming and mobility work. (14:51)
  • #4 – Concentrate on compound exercises. (19:55)
  • #5 – Build your amplifier. (24:33)
  • #6 – Eat your carbs. (29:08)
  • #7 – Weigh-in daily. (30:51)
  • #8 – Keep a food journal. (34:06)
  • #9 – Add liquid calories. (36:26)
  • #10 – Don't skip on the weekends. (38:26)
  • #11 – Maximize your sleep! (40:24)

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Jun 07, 2021
1569: How to Correct Muscle Imbalances, Tips to Recover from Golfer’s Elbow, How to Train in Hot Weather & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:44:07

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump can’t fix a clock to save their lives. (3:24)
  • America, the land of opportunity. (6:57)
  • Big athletes and the genetic spectrum. (8:38)
  • The incredible benefits of red-light therapy. (14:09)
  • Adam Schafer, the Wolf of Mind Pump. (16:44)
  • Will computers be able to read our minds?! (20:35)
  • When technology takes over. (25:02)
  • Justin is REALLY into cults. (26:15) 
  • Zodiac Killer code finally cracked after 51 years! (32:29)
  • Mind Pump Dad Fails: When do we celebrate the furthering of education? (35:02)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Haters, social media bias, and deplatforming. Is the era of free social media over? (40:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I change my programming to better deal with the summer heat and humidity? (1:01:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – What programming would you recommend to prep for hunting season? (1:10:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a female powerlifter, what are some correctional exercises that I can use to better engage my lat muscles and not overuse my traps? (1:17:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should I continue to focus on mobility and correctional work, if my goal is to gain muscle and strength? (1:27:39)
  • #Quah question #5 – What are some tips to recover from Golfer’s Elbow? (1:34:21)

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Jun 05, 2021
1568: How to Determine If You Are Building Muscle Instead of Fat, the Best Way to Improve Bone Density, Ways to Maintain a Tight Core When Lifting & More
01:09:36

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about definitive ways to know if you are gaining muscle and not fat, the effectiveness of strength training to improve bone density, ways to maintain a tight core for a whole set when doing bent-over movements, and how to build confidence in the gym and not be intimidated by people lifting heavy weights.

  • Parents just don’t understand. (5:02)
  • Mind Pump Movie Reviews: Cruella on Disney+ and Army of the Dead on Netflix. (10:23)
  • Sal’s new theory on why the Government is releasing all this UFO information. (17:22)
  • When conspiracy theories become mainstream. (19:40)
  • Mind Pump Memorial Day Weekend Update. (21:37)
  • Recapping the episode, Why Women Should Bulk, and the importance of accepting and letting go. (28:12)
  • How Legion’s protein powder has been coming in clutch for Justin after his dental work. (30:34)
  • The importance of listening to your gut. (32:23)
  • The scientific reason why women have orgasms. (36:35)
  • The value of being open-minded. (38:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some definitive ways to know if you are gaining muscle and not fat? (44:47)
  • #Quah question #2 - How effective is strength training to improve bone density? (49:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I better maintain a tight core for a whole set when doing bent-over movements? (55:02)
  • #Quah question #4 – What can I do to build confidence in the gym and not be intimidated by people lifting heavy weights? (1:00:33)

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Jun 04, 2021
1567: How Not to Die From Heart Disease With Dr. Alo
01:27:53

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with cardiologist and trainer Dr. Mohammed Alo.

  • Why there is a lot you can get away with when you are lean and fit. (1:57)
  • Why you may be consuming less saturated fat than you think. (5:49)
  • The top 10 things you can do to improve your heart health. (8:17)
  • Are we genetically inclined to be overweight? (10:27)
  • How does plaque form in the arteries? (14:19)
  • The truth and value of statins. (16:44)
  • Why being in a calorie surplus leads to obesity. (23:25)
  • The importance of building muscle to reduce cardiovascular mortality. (30:43)
  • Why you can’t argue with studies when it comes to the benefits of resistance training. (37:48)
  • The value of having a balanced approach with it comes to your training modalities. (39:23)
  • Why the more muscle you have the more your body becomes insulin resistant. (41:38)
  • Are there any supplements that help improve heart health? (47:38)
  • Dr. Alo’s take on SARMS. (50:00)
  • Does he recommend taking aspirin to his patients/clients? (51:30)
  • Myth or fact: Do men suffer from more cases of heart disease than women? (53:09)
  • How the volume of smoke you consume may be affecting you. (55:48)
  • The obesity paradox explained. (1:00:36)
  • Is he pro gastric bypass surgery? (1:04:45)
  • What attracted him to Mind Pump? (1:09:00)
  • Has he seen carry over from his personal training business to his medical profession? (1:13:50)
  • The biggest problem he has with doctors. (1:18:40)
  • Why exercise is NOT as important as diet. (1:22:20)

Featured Guest/People Mentioned 

  • Dr.Alo (@dr.alo) on Instagram
  • Dr. Alo YouTube
  • Dr. Alo Website
  • Gary Taubes (@garytaubes)  Instagram

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Jun 03, 2021
1566: How to Troubleshoot Not Losing Weight When Dieting, the Pros & Cons of Diet Breaks, How Long it Takes to Speed-Up a Slow Metabolism & More
01:12:57

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how long it takes for a metabolism to recover, what to do when the scale doesn’t move when cutting, the value of diet breaks, and the pros and cons of the suicide grip for bench pressing.

  • The best Disney songs to make love to. (4:04)
  • Why Adam is taking a break from cannabis. (8:52)
  • Justin doesn’t do ANYTHING easy. (15:30)
  • Dad life updates with Mind Pump. (23:42)
  • Mind Pump Workouts: The importance of training frequency. (30:47)
  • Adam is bringing his A-game for 40! (34:17)
  • The benefits of walking for all aspects of your life. (37:40)
  • Why the guys are SOLD on Caldera. (42:01)
  • Some Gremlins trivia you may have not known. (43:50)
  • Amazon’s cheap hack strategy to make money. (48:40)
  • #Quah question #1 - How long does it take to speed-up a slow metabolism? (53:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – What to do when the scale doesn’t move when cutting? (57:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your personal opinions on diet breaks? (1:01:19)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the pros and cons of the suicide grip for bench pressing? (1:07:17)

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Jun 02, 2021
1565: Why Women Should Bulk
50:30

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the benefits of increasing calories for women who want to add shape to their body and speed up their metabolism.

  • The benefits of eating in a calorie surplus to gain strength and muscle. (3:50)
  • The first ways women were marketed to get “curves.” (5:27)
  • The consequences of eating in a severe calorie deficit. (7:33)
  • Busting the “rat-race mindset” of eating a higher caloric diet to build muscle and promote a healthier metabolism. (9:48)
  • Why Women Should Bulk: The benefits that bulks provide and why they are so important to people who never do them. (18:43)
  • #1 – Fuel's muscle growth. (21:44)
  • #2 – Balance's out your hormones. (25:09)
  • #3 – Feel more energized. (27:15)
  • #4 – Increase's your strength. (29:50)
  • #5 – Encourages sustainable fat loss. (31:30)
  • #6 – Break away from the number on the scale. (35:39)
  • How to make your body a fat-burning machine. (39:11)
  • The Mind Pump formula how women should bulk. (42:47)

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May 31, 2021
1564: The Benefit of Multiple Short Workouts Throughout the Day, How to Overcome Chronic Hip Pain, Ways to Maintain Cardio While Training for Muscle & Strength & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:34:40

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Grappa, the chicken nuggets of alcohol. (4:21)
  • Zbiotics, it's so effective it’s dangerous. (8:18)
  • The Mind Pump criteria for partnerships. (10:14)
  • When a shark vomiting a human arm solves a crime mystery. (19:42)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Faith versus science. (24:55)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults on HBO Max. (30:44)
  • The creatine benefits surrounding depression and muscle preservation. (36:56)
  • New product alert from ChiliPad! (42:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are there any changes or modifications I can make to MAPS Performance to enhance my abilities in my particular sport? (45:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would be a good strength training program to do after an intense stint in endurance training for a half-ironman? (57:02)
  • #Quah question #3 – What would be your advice for someone who suffers from an autoimmune condition, to start working out again? (1:06:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are there benefits of multiple short workouts throughout the day? (1:16:36)
  • #Quah question #5 – What are some ways to overcome chronic hip pain? (1:25:40)

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May 29, 2021
1563: How to Permanently Kick a Sugar Addiction, the Exercises Best Suited for Higher Reps, the Most Effective Nootropics & More
01:19:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best nootropics according to price and effectiveness, how to quit a sugar addiction once and for all, the exercises one should and shouldn’t do when doing low reps, and things that they preach but struggle to practice.

  • Parenting differences between the guys and their spouses. (4:30)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Miyagi-Do Dojo versus Cobra Kai, who is the true bad guy? (12:38)
  • Attractiveness as a social construct. Do you agree or disagree? (14:43)
  • Is this the beginning of the end for crypto? Joey Swoll is NOW giving out advice. (25:23)
  • Jake Paul has signed with Showtime Boxing. What does this mean for the future of boxing? (30:17)
  • Amazon acquires MGM Studios. (35:40)
  • There is a spectrum to intelligence. (37:28)
  • Mind Pump looking younger thanks to Caldera. (43:38)
  • Check out Sal on some recent podcasts promoting his new book. (45:23)
  • Are they preparing us for the end of the world? (47:07)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you guys go over nootropics and your personal experiences with them? (53:45)
  • #Quah question #2 - How can I quit my sugar addiction once and for all? (1:01:57)
  • #Quah question #3 - What exercises should we and shouldn’t do when doing low reps? (1:05:06)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are things each of you preaches, but struggle to practice? (1:08:40)

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May 28, 2021
1562: How to Produce a Hit HBO Show With Archie Gips
01:01:42

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Wahl Street & McMillions (HBO Max) producer Archie Gips. Archie is the president of Unrealistic Ideas in which he is partnered with well-known film star Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.  

  • Municipal is CRUSHING! (1:58)
  • The hard work it takes to own a business. (4:04)
  • A peek behind the scenes of scripting a reality show. (5:22)
  • What is a ‘soft script’? (7:30)
  • How to structure an effective story. (9:07)
  • The value of focus groups. (12:21)
  • Why non-scripted business models aren’t as sexy as people would think. (13:21)
  • How the pandemic impacted the production of Wahl Street. (17:37)
  • The importance of being a problem solver. (19:45)
  • The value of improv training in being a better leader. (21:21)
  • The pivotal moments that shaped the person he is today. (23:21)
  • The project he is most proud of. (27:41)
  • Why great ideas can come from ANYONE. (31:43)
  • The weeding-out process of creating a hit show. (37:16)
  • Why he is a HUGE fan of editors. (39:45)
  • The treacherous process of selling and pitching a project. (41:01)
  • Not all buyers are created equal. (45:31)
  • Are there particular challenges working with talent? (48:02)
  • What future projects are on the horizon? (50:18)
  • The common mistakes new producers tend to make. (52:49)
  • What drives him to continue to do what he does? (54:35)
  • How does he balance work and home life? (57:39)

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May 27, 2021
1561: The Best Exercises to Build a Thick & Wide Back, Why the Metabolism Boost from Building Muscle Is Superior for Fat Loss, the Optimal Way to Take Creatine & More
01:21:39

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises to build back width & thickness, how to drink creatine in order to use it to its maximum potential, the effect of building more muscle on appetite, and advice for refocusing goals after moving away from team sports.

  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (4:47)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite movies from the 80s. (5:12)
  • The origins of the Lululemon name. (14:46)
  • What’s the deal with gold leaf steaks?! (16:52)
  • In more controversial news with Jeffrey Epstein... (20:16)
  • Aliens are among us. (22:10)
  • Were Wuhan lab workers sick in November 2019? (27:09)
  • Why MIIR is the best when it comes to effective temperature control containers. (29:30)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Snapchat run and the crypto bandwagon hype. (32:27)
  • The concept of reverse woke fitness. (42:55)
  • Ned’s Mello, the most effective sleep aid in the market. (45:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises to build back width & thickness? (49:57)
  • #Quah question #2 - How much and when should you drink creatine in order to use it to its maximum potential? (55:25)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on the effect of building more muscle on appetite? (1:01:26)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any advice for refocusing goals after moving away from team sports? (1:09:43)

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  • Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff)  Twitter
  • Ronnie Coleman (@ronniecoleman8)  Instagram



May 26, 2021
1560: Woke Fitness Is Making You Fat & Unhealthy
56:18

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how “woke” messaging with respect to fitness and obesity is not only disempowering, but is destroying health.

  • The scary direction our culture is heading when it comes to diet and exercise. (1:53)
  • The challenge with obesity. (9:20)
  • Is the mainstream fitness industry to blame for this woke movement in the space? (11:46)
  • Why Woke Fitness is Making You Fat & Unhealthy. (15:45)
  • #1 – Your health is YOUR responsibility. (17:16)
  • #2 – Obesity is NOT a disease. (24:12)
  • #3 – Love is NOT a feeling, but an ACTION. (28:27)
  • #4 – Obesity is NOT healthy. (39:04)
  • #5 – You are NOT obese because of your genetics. (48:35)

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May 24, 2021
1559: Best Ways to Flatten the Belly, Hardgainer Muscle Building Tips, How to Use Focus Sessions for Targeted Muscle Growth & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:38:26

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump reps Vuori. (3:50)
  • Mind Pump shout-outs to our first responders. (7:00)
  • The guys ‘weigh in’ on the airline's potential new plans for passengers. (7:47)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Generation Hustle on HBO Max. (15:18)
  • Mind Pump Debates: HBO versus Netflix, which is the superior streaming model? (21:23)
  • Is it only a matter of time until AI takes over? (31:13)
  • Words that sound good with Mind Pump. (37:08)
  • Legion, the best non-stimulant pre-workout in the industry. (42:01)
  • #Quah question #1 – What can I do or incorporate into my programming to strengthen my core and tighten up my midsection? (53:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – What program should I focus on being a hardgainer? (1:02:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I utilize the focus sessions, from MAPS Aesthetic, for targeted muscle growth? (1:10:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some ways I can modify my programming to help alleviate my elbow pain? (1:18:59)
  • #Quah question #5 – What are some strategies to get over my mental block of chasing strength and move more towards performance? (1:28:17)

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May 22, 2021
1558: Bruce Lee Style Isometric Training to Build Muscle, How to Workout If You Only Have 10 Minutes, Tips to Prevent & Treat Heartburn & More
01:19:38

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about Bruce Lee's chain & bar contraption for isometric training, whether a 10-15 minute trigger session every day is beneficial for muscle gain and fat loss, tips to prevent and overcome heartburn or acid reflux, and the most effective psychological tactics to help clients overcome their attempts to quit on themselves.

  • Bill Gates, the philandering philanthropist. (3:47)
  • Baby Aurelius is an eating machine! (11:22)
  • Mind Pump are BIG review guys. (13:51)
  • Can the scent of a mushroom cause a spontaneous orgasm? (19:06)
  • All the fun flavor combinations you can create with Magic Spoon cereal. (23:24)
  • Back to school updates with the Mind Pump kids. (26:13)
  • Companies that are incentivizing getting vaccinated. (30:25)
  • Why are more UFO sightings being declassified?! (31:33)
  • Russia, go BIG or go home. (34:06)
  • The value of cardio in the right context. (36:26)
  • Red light therapy and its positive effects on your skin. (43:44)
  • Mind Pump updates on their families and home improvements. (45:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's your take on a Bruce Lee chain & bar contraption for isometrics? (52:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can a 10–15-minute trigger session every day be beneficial for muscle gain and fat loss? (57:33)
  • #Quah question #3 - Tips to prevent and overcome heartburn or acid reflux? (1:02:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the most effective psychological tactics you have used to help clients overcome their attempts to quit on themselves? When is it appropriate to refer someone to a behavioral therapist? (1:08:45)

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May 21, 2021
1557: How Food Is Engineered to Make You Addicted & Fat With Michael Moss
01:16:01

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with bestselling author, Michael Moss about how the processed food industry engineers food to make it addictive.

  • What led him down the path of the addictive properties of food? (2:23)
  • Why it’s not so much that we are addicted to food, but how these companies have changed the definition of food in a way that our biology and genetics haven’t had a chance to catch up. (4:46)
  • The science behind how heavily processed foods hijack our brain. (7:16)
  • The allure of the ‘mouth feel’. (10:24)
  • The hidden dangers of empty calories. (11:50)
  • The money that goes into research development to attract us to these foods. (13:49)
  • The fascinating language these processed food companies use to market their products. (15:39)
  • How what you eat at a young age shapes your food palate. (19:15)
  • How the ‘wanting’ drives our actions. (22:08)
  • Why addiction is something that happens on a spectrum. (26:13)
  • The emerging growth of the obesity epidemic outside the US. (31:20)
  • Do these executives have misgivings on the addictive products they create? (33:05)
  • The startling factors that manipulate our desires. (35:16)
  • The beauty of salt. (39:11)
  • The moment the tobacco guys became alarmed about the food guys. (42:26)
  • Does he support regulations of heavily processed foods? (45:05)
  • Do children have a higher ‘bliss point’ than adults? (52:13)
  • His concerns surrounding artificial sweeteners. (54:23)
  • The techniques behind repetition to build habits. (59:29)
  • Has he gotten any push back from these food companies? (1:02:33)
  • The ways the industry is exploiting our efforts of regaining control. (1:04:15)
  • The guys recap the highlights of their conversation with Michael Moss. (1:08:38)

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