Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

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Subscribers: 2186
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
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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People Mentioned

  • 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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May 20, 2021
1556: Tricks to Kickstart Rear Delt Growth, How to Build Your Neck, Understanding Insulin Resistance & More
01:12:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do when the rear delts won’t grow, how to incorporate neck training into a routine, insulin resistance, and whether pain tolerance improves along with strength training.

  • Mind Pump speculates on Bill Gates divorce conspiracy theories. (4:51)
  • Why OnlyFans, why?! (11:25)
  • Have you ever ‘dry scooped’ bro?! (14:13)
  • The history of Tang, the importance of chemistry, and Ovaltine. (15:20)
  • Russia’s nukes are DIFFERENT. (25:24)
  • Justin’s new diet looks a little similar to Adam’s. (28:23)
  • California city approves a pilot program to build backyard homes. (31:26)
  • Adam’s motivation to get leaner. (35:25)
  • Does eating meat improve mental health? (40:46)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street and Superhuman: The Invisible Made Visible on Prime Video. (43:27)
  • Shout out to our first responders! (51:19)
  • #Quah question #1 – Any tips to grow the rear delts? (52:16)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you recommend incorporating neck training into a routine? (56:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you please explain insulin resistance? (1:01:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – Does pain tolerance improve along with strength training? (1:06:26)

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May 19, 2021
1555: How to Stay on Track With Your Fitness While You Travel
41:55

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover four steps you can take to stay on track with your fitness and health goals when you are on the road.

 

  • The difficulty staying healthy and fit while traveling. (2:08)
  • The importance of movement. (4:20)
  • The challenge of consistency away from home. (6:22)
  • How to Stay on Track with Your Fitness While You Travel. (9:32)
  • #1 – Utilize high frequency and volume training. (12:07)
  • #2 – Employ tension with bodyweight exercises and bands.  (14:34)
  • #3 - Apply priming movements to your daily routine. (21:36)
  • #4 – Focus on your behaviors surrounding your nutrition. (30:01)

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People Mentioned

May 17, 2021
1554: How to Eliminate Shoulder Pain When Benching, What to Do When Strength Plummets After Switching to a Plant-Based Diet, the Meaning of an Increased Need for Sleep After Starting a New Workout Program & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:52:11

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

  • Public Goods, top-notch customer service. (5:02)
  • Have the guys synched their bowel movements? (8:03)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: What is the term for the ‘lady boner’? (10:23)
  • Why Sal has been experimenting with nicotine lozenges. (13:07)
  • Robot candy machines do exist. (17:11)
  • When you drunk text your friend’s girl. (21:12)
  • Is having small calves connected to a shorter life expectancy? (24:50)
  • How Organifi’s plant-based protein powder stands out above the competition. (28:42)
  • Does listening to heavy metal correlate to obesity? (31:53)
  • How Mikhaila Peterson is directing the hate towards her dad in a positive way. (33:22)
  • Who likes to be tickled? (36:55)
  • How to properly read a study. (40:18)
  • Is Elon Musk manipulating the market for his benefit? (43:21)
  • Will things get worse before they get better? (46:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I eliminate my shoulder pain when benching? (52:52)
  • #Quah question #2 – What program should I do next if I have a history of overtraining? (1:00:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do I increase my range of motion after having a major shoulder injury? (1:13:58)
  • #Quah question #4 – Advice on how to improve my strength after switching to a plant-based diet? (1:25:51)
  • #Quah question #5 – Should I be concerned with my increased need for sleep after starting a new workout program? (1:40:54)

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May 15, 2021
1553: The Best Exercises to Build 6-Pack Abs, the Benefit of Doing an Exercise Sitting Vs. Standing, How Front Squats Are Superior to Back Squats & More
01:11:32

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the most effective abdominal exercises, the benefit of doing an exercise sitting vs standing, whether front squats train the body differently than back squats, and the benefits of static stretching.

  • Is Justin’s tan killing the environment? (3:40)
  • The Di Stefano’s Vegas adventure. (8:48)
  • Is Justin now blacklisted at Disneyland?! (13:11)
  • Swimply, another BRILLIANT business concept. (20:06)
  • Is inflation coming back? (26:24)
  • The casino ALWAYS wins. (30:46)
  • Shout out to the firehouses across the country! (34:18)
  • The Las Vegas Raiders new ‘end zone’ concept making waves. (39:54)
  • Justin’s “magic juice” brought to you by Zbiotics. (42:26)
  • Are Sal’s hip thrusts out of control? (44:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the most effective abdominal exercises? (49:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the benefit of doing an exercise sitting vs standing? (56:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are front squats the incline bench for legs and should you be able to front squat the same weight as the back squat? (1:00:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you see any benefits to static stretching? If so, how would you apply it? (1:04:15)

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May 14, 2021
1552: How to Have the Strongest Bench in the Gym
52:01

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover six different ways to add substantial weight to the amount you can bench.

  • The gold standard of strength, the bench press. (1:58)
  • Mind Pump’s biggest bench press mistakes. (5:45)
  • The misinformation surrounding the bench press. (8:18)
  • The powerlifter leverage versus the bodybuilder mentality. (10:13)
  • How to Have the Strongest Bench in the Gym. 
  • #1 – Strengthen the muscles that give you better posture. (13:00)
  • #2 – Frequency is king. (18:25)
  • #3 – Practice getting stronger at the overhead press. (25:54)
  • #4 – Improve your shoulder mobility and stability. (29:37)
  • #5 – Master the technique. (35:58)
  • #6 – Advanced ways to increase your bench. (41:30)

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May 13, 2021
1551: The Best Exercises for Well-Balanced & Developed Shoulders, Super Slow Training Review, the Benefits of the Reverse Grip Bench Press & More
01:16:35

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about super slow training, the effectiveness of upright rows in developing the shoulders, whether the reverse grip bench press is useful, and the proper amount of volume per body part per week.

  • Check out “A Day in the Life” Wednesdays on the Mind Pump Media Instagram page. (3:47)
  • Vladimir Putin, the ultimate alpha and the dark world of black markets. (7:02)
  • The money you can find in junk. (12:15)
  • The game-changing benefits of magnesium. (27:19)
  • Mind Pump speculates on their potential collaboration with NCI for aspiring trainers. (30:19)
  • You can’t hide anymore. (33:46)
  • What will the new Air Force One look like? (35:09)
  • Will we see human-robot hybrids in our lifetime? (39:57)
  • Something you probably didn’t know about your iPhone. (46:22)
  • Ways to overcome challenges and adversity. (48:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on super slow training? (56:35)
  • #Quah question #2 - How effective are upright rows in developing the shoulders? What exercises should you do to develop effective shoulders? (1:03:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you find the reverse grip bench press useful or is it just an old-school overrated tool? (1:06:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's the proper amount of volume per body part per week? Is it a different amount for the larger muscles than the smaller muscles? (1:11:02)

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May 12, 2021
1550: How to Get Rich as a Personal Trainer
01:02:06

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss ways to make money as a personal trainer.

  • The misconceptions around the money in fitness. (1:44)
  • How few people get into fitness intending to make money. (3:26)
  • The guys look back at the time they fell in love with fitness. (6:46)
  • How to Get Rich as a Personal Trainer. (14:45)
  • Breaking down the prototype of a successful personal trainer. (15:52)
    • The pros/cons of working for a “big box” gym.  (22:40)
    • The pros/cons of working as an in-home trainer. (28:51)
    • The pros/cons of working in a private studio. (33:00)
    • The pros/cons of working as an online trainer. (41:40)
  • Mind Pump’s trainer hacks for success. (45:00)
  • The art of effective communication. (54:25)
  • The importance/value of education. (56:43)

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May 10, 2021
1549: Tips for Taking Off Stubborn Belly Fat, Ways to Build Work Capacity & Endurance, How to Combine At-Home Workouts With Gym Workouts & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:23:19

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

  • Sal’s weird injury. (4:04)
  • The Mind Pump wives are NOT average. (6:21)
  • Why is Sal so tired? (14:25)
  • The guys speculate on the reasoning behind the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce announcement. (17:28)
  • Mind Pump Investments: The rise and fall of large corporations and the stock market. (20:35)
  • Adam corrects himself on his recent comments on F45. (28:05)
  • New product alert from Caldera Lab! (31:51)
  • The guys are really bad at giving raises. (36:35)
  • How endurance training is lowering testosterone levels. (40:26)
  • Magic Spoon’s “Birthday Cake” is a HOT commodity. (43:14)
  • The art of food engineering. (45:41)
  • Sal breaks down the Shilajit supplement. (48:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I build more muscle definition in my abs with my current calorie intake? (52:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best programming to build work capacity and endurance for my long hunts? (1:00:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do I mitigate my strength training gains with my outdoor endurance activities? (1:09:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I combine at-home workouts with my gym workouts? (1:17:05)

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May 08, 2021
1548: How to Use Two-A-Day Workouts to Accelerate Gains, Tips for Maximizing the Benefit of Bodyweight Only Exercises, Managing Digestive Issues When Bulking & More
01:01:50

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the Mind Pump stance on two-a-days, mitigating digestive system issues when bulking, the best way to approach training obese clients, and building a healthy metabolism with only bodyweight exercises and no access to gym equipment.

  • YouTube comments can be harsh. (3:47)
  • Follow along with full workouts on Mind Pump TV. (4:55)
  • Shout out to Serene Wilken! (6:03)
  • Updates on Sal’s book launch so far. (8:18)
  • When will the Reality TV craze end? (14:11)
  • How caffeine can be deadly if you overdo it. (20:36)
  • Interesting things unfolding with Adam’s new diet. (22:26)
  • How Justin’s son has taken an interest in his protein intake and building muscle. (30:00)
  • Mind Pump on having the sex talk with their kids. (32:31)
  • The guys address the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan’s comments on the vaccine. (40:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the Mind Pump stance on two-a-days? (41:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you mitigate your digestive system acting up when bulking? (46:20)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the best way to approach training obese clients? (49:48)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is it possible to build a healthy metabolism with only bodyweight exercises and no access to gym equipment? (55:43)

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May 07, 2021
1547: The Hidden Benefits of Lifting Weights
43:29

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the lesser known benefits of resistance training. 

  • The top attributes we connect with lifting weight too. (1:47)
  • It’s about the journey, not the destination. (2:58)
  • The Hidden Benefits of Lifting Weights. (4:32)
  • #1 – Increases Androgen Receptor Density. (7:24)
  • #2 – Balances out your hormones. (10:42)
  • #3 – Boosts your libido. (17:40)
  • #4 – Improves your mood. (19:25)
  • #5 – Enhances your cognitive function/neuro-pathways. (23:40)
  • #6 – Expands your mobility. (27:48)
  • #7 – Improves the health of your heart. (32:07)
  • #8 – Strengthens your bones. (34:36)
  • #9 – Promotes better sleep. (39:38)

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May 06, 2021
1546: How to Increase Rotational Power, Ways to Build Muscle Strength & Endurance at the Same Time, How Tight Shoulder Can Limit Your Squat & More
01:17:40

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about building muscle strength and muscle endurance at the same time, exercises to increase rotational power, whether lack of scapular retraction can prevent you from squatting deep, and how to get clients to express how the workout is affecting them.

  • Mind Pump addresses the controversy between Layne Norton and Erica “Fit Love” Lugo over the ideology of The Biggest Loser. (3:58)
  • How building muscle is protective regardless of how much you weigh. (25:58)
  • Sal recaps his recent trip to LA for the release of his book. (32:46)
  • The importance of relationship building and adding value in pursuit of scaling a business. (39:16)
  • Sal’s experience traveling post-COVID. (44:27)
  • How your kids can associate their parents with certain things. (46:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you build muscle strength and muscle endurance at the same time or in the same programming? (51:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – What exercises do you recommend to increase rotational power? (56:57)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can lack of scapular retraction prevent you from squatting deep? (1:05:01)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I get clients to express how the workout is affecting them?  (1:10:02)

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May 05, 2021
1545: Bad Fitness Advice That’s Actually Good
42:50

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover seven pieces of fitness advice that good but not for the reason most people believe.

  • Why some of the things that come out of the fitness industry are based on RESULTS. (1:21)
  • Seven pieces of bad fitness advice that are actually good, but not for the reasons most people believe.
  • #1 – If you want to get lean, do not eat past 6 pm. (4:35) 
  • #2 - Doing fasted cardio first thing in the morning. (13:05) 
  • #3 - Doing high reps burns fat and low reps build muscle. (18:00) 
  • #4 - You need to eat a TON of protein to build muscle. (25:24)
  • #5- Chasing “the pump.” (33:11)
  • #6 – Drinking a gallon of water a day. (36:44)
  • #7 – Targeting the different “angels” of the muscle. (38:18)

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May 03, 2021
1544: Ways to Prevent Recurring Injuries, How to Relieve Pain from Prolonged Sitting, Solutions for High-Intensity Training Addicts & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:37:45

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

  • Is any attention better than no attention? (4:32)
  • Is Adam the inventor of a new diet? (20:22)
  • Mind Pump’s drinking strategies. (23:37)
  • What’s in Sal’s post-workout shake? (26:43)
  • Why is politics in everything?! (28:53)
  • Justin’s brother’s unusual party trick. (33:47)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of Onnit after Unilever’s acquisition. (36:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – How should you adjust your macros after a mini cut or bulk? (48:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – What program would you suggest for a high-intensity training addict that wants to change behaviors? (58:09)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do I proceed with hip movements when I have an anatomical issue, not a mobility issue? (1:07:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I relieve pain from prolonged sitting as a truck driver? (1:17:05)
  • #Quah question #5 – What are some ways to prevent recurring injuries? (1:25:54)

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May 01, 2021
1543: The Importance of Squeezing & Stretching the Muscle for Growth, How to Quickly Increase the Number of Pull-Ups You Can Perform, When to Use Muscle Finishers & More
01:21:28

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the whether the muscle squeeze or the stretch is more important for hypertrophy, the benefit of doing pull-ups everyday to increase proficiency, when “muscle finishers” should be used and how much daily cardio is enough.

  • Adam divulges his new diet.  (3:08)
  • How Mind Pump is working on their creative flow. (7:47)
  • When a gender reveal party causes an earthquake! (11:01)
  • The guy's recap UFC 261 and the Jake Paul/Dana White beef. (12:47)
  • LeBron James is really annoying off the court. (21:33)
  • Why Biden’s proposed climate change policy is not feasible. (24:35)
  • Mind Pump Workouts: How improved mobility leads to building more muscle. (28:15)
  • Sal gets roasted on social media. (35:30)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn on Hulu. (42:26)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Does Tesla own the electric vehicle market? (49:45)
  • #Quah question #1 - Is the muscle squeeze or the stretch more important for hypertrophy? (1:00:37)
  • #Quah question #2 - Could doing pull-ups every day increase my proficiency? (1:04:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – When should “muscle finishers” be used and how important are they? (1:09:00)
  • #Quah question #4 - How much daily cardio is enough? (1:13:06)

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Apr 30, 2021
1542: How Bodybuilders Ruined Weight Lifting for Everyone
57:12

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how bodybuilders have helped and hurt the perception of lifting weights.

  • How movies play a HUGE role in our culture. (2:27)
  • The origins of weightlifting. (5:11)
  • Busting the myth that lifting weights makes you muscle-bound. (8:53)
  • Is the stigma warranted? (11:00)
  • How the 70s and 80s only pushed the poor perception of weight lifting. (14:23)
  • How it was considered cheating in Hollywood if you lifted weights in the 90s. (20:00)
  • The benefits that come from resistance training. (22:46)
  • Why muscle is protective. (25:36)
  • Why do you lose muscle when you train and eat the WRONG way. (29:49)
  • How resistance training is the BEST form of exercise for a strong heart. (36:15)
  • Will resistance training stunt my child’s growth? (38:07)
  • Should I weight train if I am of advanced age? (41:06)
  • Understanding the context of modern life when it comes to resistance training. (43:17)
  • Why the medical community must push for the value of resistance training. (46:13)
  • Getting the average person to understand the EXTREME value of resistance training. (50:59)

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Apr 29, 2021
1541: How to Lose Fat With Calorie Cycling, At-Home Exercises That Increase the Big Lifts, How to Workout When Feeling Run Down & More
01:14:17

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether it is better to have a mediocre workout or rest and train the next day when tired, the best at-home stability exercises to increase the big 3 or 5, calorie cycling as an effective strategy for fat loss, and the truth about earthing or grounding.

  • Mind Pump Recommends, Wahl Street on HBO Max. (4:06)
  • Understanding how to scale a company when it’s not your niche. (18:55)
  • Vuori Clothing, filling a gap in the market. (24:53)
  • How you know you are made to be an entrepreneur. (27:43)
  • Doug and Justin’s WILD experience at the doctor’s office. (29:40)
  • Who is launching their bid to become the governor of California?! (35:39)
  • The potential rebound effects from stopping workouts. (40:49)
  • Why Adam is thinking of dabbling in the carnivore diet. (44:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – When feeling tired, is it better to have a mediocre workout or rest and train the next day? (54:34)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the best at-home stability exercises to increase the big 3 or 5? (57:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on calorie cycling as an effective strategy for fat loss? (1:02:27)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think about earthing or grounding? (1:05:26)

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Apr 28, 2021
1540: How to Boost Your Sex Drive
43:13

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover four natural ways to improve libido.

  • Why your libido is a key indicator of good health. (1:35)
  • The evolutionary argument surrounding stress and how it affects the body. (2:52)
  • How to Boost Your Sex Drive in 4 Natural Ways. 
  • #1 – Improve your diet and identify nutrient deficiencies. (6:05)
  • #2 – Re-frame your mentality surrounding stress. (18:45)
  • #3 – Value your mental health. (28:30)
  • #4 – Apply the proper amount of exercise. (37:38)

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Apr 26, 2021
1539: Why Rest Periods Are Important for Building Muscle & Strength, How to Train After Having Breast Implants, the Correct Order to Phase Your Workouts for Maximum Results & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:25:19

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

  • “They don’t even know” shirts are out! (3:40)
  • Why Sal is a little moody. (7:11)
  • Scary statistics on asset inflation, the real estate market, voluntary savings, and more from Peter Linneman. (12:44)
  • Would you cryogenically freeze your body? (26:58)
  • The amazing benefits of the ChiliPad on your sleep. (30:35)
  • Mind Pump on New York’s latest decriminalization laws. (34:37)
  • Why Adam is hoarding Magic Spoon. (37:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the proper way to train after having breast implant surgery? (44:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the correct order to phase your workouts for maximum results? (54:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I change my programming to fit my lifestyle? (1:03:01)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can I run MAPS Prime Pro with MAPS Strong? (1:12:44)
  • #Quah question #5 – Will cutting my rest periods hinder my strength gains and metabolism? (1:18:49)

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Apr 24, 2021
1538: How to Build the Peak of the Bicep, the Dangers of Fat Burner Supplements, the Pros & Cons of Battle Ropes & More
01:13:00

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to build the peak of the bicep, whether thermogenic fat burners actually do anything, the value of battle ropes, and when to implement them in your workout, and whether spinal flexion exercises like crunches are dangerous for the back. 

  • Are comments on YouTube making Sal feel insecure? (3:31)
  • Sal is a BIG nerd. (5:48)
  • What industry does robotics disrupt first? (9:06)
  • Mind Pump speculates on cryptocurrency being the money of the future. (16:00)
  • The eerie legend of the Overtoun Bridge in Scotland. (31:33)
  • Why no competitor vegan protein powders compare to Organifi’s. (35:42)
  • Would you purchase a minimalist phone? (37:28)
  • Baby Aurelius hitting another milestone in his progression. (42:11)
  • The advancements in technology and parenting hacks. (45:08)
  • The impact and power of blue light on sleep patterns. (48:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to build the peak of the bicep? (53:45)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do thermogenic fat burners actually do anything? (58:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think about battle ropes and when is a good time to implement them in your workout? (1:02:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are spinal flexion exercises, like crunches, dangerous for the back? (1:07:46)

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Apr 23, 2021
1537: Why Meal Plans Are Making You Fat
46:32

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why following a meal plan can result in long-term weight loss failure.

  • Making the case that meal plans may be making you fat. (1:47)
  • Mind Pump Reminisces: The silliness of the old Apex meals at 24 Hour Fitness. (3:30)
  • The attractiveness of meal plans. (5:33)
  • Defending the potential value of meal plans. (8:22)
  • Why you must focus on your behaviors to create long-term success. (13:10)
  • Make it real-world applicable. (18:54)
  • The psychological impact of eating the same foods. (20:46)
  • Not all metabolisms are created equal. (23:33)
  • Listen to your body and learn to enjoy the process. (25:58)
  • The importance of undulating your calories for faster weight loss and improved metabolism. (29:48)
  • How to create better behaviors around food. (32:14)
  • Step #1 – Become aware of the foods that trigger you to overeat. (33:05)
  • Step #2 – Add more protein and vegetables. (35:25)
  • Step #3 – Drink more water. (37:00)
  • Step #4 – Create barriers around your trigger foods. (38:11)
  • Step #5 – Build new associations with foods that make you feel good. (40:40)

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Apr 22, 2021
1536: Ways to Get Hormone-Disrupting Stress Under Control, How to Regain Lifting Confidence After an Injury, Grip Strength Building Techniques & More
01:22:16

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about dealing with stress that is causing hormonal imbalances, how to handle your mindset after coming back from an injury, ways to improve grip strength, and final thoughts on the range of motion debate.

  • Oli Pop’s connection to Dum Dum lollipops. (5:29)
  • The potential opportunities of ‘Cloud Kitchens’. (7:34)
  • The legend of 4/20 and the benefits of cannabinoids. (11:44)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Body Brokers on Prime Video. (13:16)
  • Mind Pump’s first take on Amazon Halo and its value for personal trainers/coaches. (19:34)
  • Technology is crazy! (23:43)
  • Alex Jones was right again! (24:35)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Earth at Night in Color on Apple TV+. (27:47)
  • Funny stories and updates featuring the Mind Pump kids. (29:16)
  • The cognitive performance benefits of handgrip training. (36:20)
  • When lifting to failure can be beneficial and why? (39:20)
  • Shout out to @jailhousestrong on Instagram! (41:48)
  • The conspiracy theory surrounding Nancy Pelosi and insider trading. (44:08)
  • The guys break down the Triller production of the Jake Paul/Ben Askren fight. (47:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways you can deal with the inevitable constant stress that is causing hormonal imbalances even when you eat right, exercise, and get adequate sleep? (56:37)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you handle your mindset after coming back from an injury? (1:05:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you improve grip strength? (1:10:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – I would love to hear you discuss the recent debate on range of motion. (1:14:51)

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Apr 21, 2021
1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel?
51:12

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin weigh in on the longstanding squat depth debate.

  • Why a greater range of motion, that you are connected to, is better for overall muscle growth. (1:50)
  • Making the case when shorter ranges of motion or more beneficial. (8:10)
  • The difference between being a personal trainer versus a coach. (10:36)
  • Why national certifications are NOT the end all be all. (14:06)
  • The problems training with limited ranges of motion. (16:50)
  • Am I sacrificing muscle in pursuit of a greater range of motion? (18:22)
  • If you don’t own it, you are going to hurt yourself. (21:23)
  • Busting the myths surrounding shorter versus greater ranges of motion. Which builds more muscle? (24:21)
  • The beauty of training in new ranges of motion once you OWN them. (33:00)
  • How the overcompensation of other muscles ends up creating deviations in your posture, which creates chronic pain. (35:49)
  • The stigma that resistance training will make you muscle-bound. (38:54)
  • Steps to increase your functional range of motion. (39:50)
  • Step 1: Train your brain first! (40:41)
  • Step 2: Identify your limiting factors. (47:00)
  • Step 3: Treat your new range of motion as a new exercise. (48:45)

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Apr 19, 2021
1534: How to Overcome an Exercise Sticking Point, the Best Kettlebell Exercises to Compliment Barbell Training, How to Train Post Pregnancy & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:35:55

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

  • Justin caught flexing. (4:18)
  • Mind Pump’s latest obsession, the ‘Viking Press’. (7:15)
  • Which states have the highest/lowest IQ? (10:44)
  • Education versus experience/starting a career. (13:51)
  • The Public Goods mission of bringing safe/environmentally friendly products to the general population. (24:42)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Uber’s next BIG move. (27:15)
  • Mind Pump Debates: The zealots on both sides of the government-mandated vaccine requirement argument. (29:38)
  • Don’t call it a comeback, Domino’s is launching autonomous pizza delivery. (38:42)
  • You don’t “skitch” bro?! (40:25)
  • The value of NCI is a no-brainer! (42:07)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I implement more kettlebell exercises to complement my barbell training? (47:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best programming option to start with post-pregnancy? (56:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – Recommendations on nutrition during Ramadan? (1:07:19)
  • #Quah question #4 – What program can I follow to complement my Olympic lifting training to overcome an exercise sticking point? (1:15:53)
  • #Quah question #5 – How can I get a handle on my diet with a family and busy work life? (1:24:20)

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Apr 17, 2021
1533: How Lifting to Failure Slows Your Gains, Exercises That Help Knee Pain, the Foolishness of Post Workout Gummy Bears & More
01:11:57

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether lifting to failure taxes the Central Nervous System like lifting heavy, exercises to help with knee pain, whether CBD is a positive “post workout,” and the truth about Gummy Bears as a post workout snack.

  • Mind Pump further expands on their past podcast positions. (7:02)
  • Science without morality is very dangerous. (19:16)
  • The science behind apricot kernel oil found in Caldera Lab’s face serum. (24:14)
  • The times the guys had to eat soap. (29:07)
  • Do redheads have a higher pain tolerance? (32:35)
  • Workouts and depression. (34:29)
  • Mind Pump addresses the voting controversy in Georgia. (36:24)
  • Fun Facts with Justin, Doctor Seuss edition. (40:09)
  • UFOs have exploded! (43:52)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Jocko Willink on the Jordan Peterson Podcast. (45:14)
  • Justin is the new supplement thief! (50:17)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does lifting to failure, bodybuilder style, tax the Central Nervous System like lifting heavy powerlifting type maxing? (52:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some exercises to help with knee pain? (58:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is CBD a positive “post-workout” or does it prevent the positive inflammation from resistance training? (1:02:21)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are Gummy Bears a post-workout snack? (1:05:29)

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Apr 16, 2021
1532: How to Become the Strongest Guy (or Gal) in Your Local Gym
52:46

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin break down six things you can do to build more strength.

  • The transformation Adam experienced focusing on strength and the mistakes made only training for aesthetics. (1:50)
  • The beauty of strength. (7:34)
  • Don’t fall victim to subpar programming. (10:18)
  • 6 Ways to Become the Strongest Guy (or Gal) in Your Local Gym.
  • #1 – Master the technique of the 5 big lifts. (12:51)
  • #2 – Learn how to manipulate intensity. (17:45)
  • #3 – Know how to phase your training. (27:16)
  • #4 – Eat more to get stronger. (33:20)
  • #5 – Increase your stabilization. (40:00)
  • #6 – Prime your body consistently and properly before your workouts. (45:22)

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Apr 15, 2021
1531: F45 Review, How to Minimize Fat Gain When Eating to Build Muscle, the Truth About Meal Frequency & More
01:19:29

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about bulking without gaining extra fat tissue, whether there is evidence to suggest that eating more meals more frequently throughout the day is better for weight loss, the pluses and minuses of F45 training, and percentage based vs. RPE based training styles.

  • Why does it take so long to cut Adam’s hair? (4:45)
  • Jordan Peterson as Red Skull? (6:30)
  • Why men are no match for women. (11:25)
  • The power of association. (15:34)
  • It’s ‘Butcher Box’ grilling season for the Mind Pump Crew. (17:48)
  • Baby Aurelius and Maximus update. (20:13)
  • Will economist Harry Dent’s prediction come to fruition? (26:36)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist on Netflix. (32:03)
  • A scary statistic surrounding men’s testosterone levels. (38:07)
  • How muscle is protective even if you are overweight. (43:25)
  • A follow-up conversation on Tonal’s valuation. Is it overrated, underrated, or properly rated? (45:24)
  • The importance of getting rid of plastic to help your hormones. (52:22)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you bulk without gaining extra fat tissue? (53:55)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is there evidence to suggest that eating more meals more frequently throughout the day is better for weight loss than two meals with the same amount of quality calories? (1:02:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is your opinion of F45 training? (1:07:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – Which training style do you all prefer, percentage-based or RPE-based? If not either of these, what do you recommend? (1:12:07)

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Apr 14, 2021
1530: Why Warm-Ups Are a Waste of Time
46:27

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why traditional warm-ups are an inferior way to prepare for a workout and what you should do instead.

  • How the guys were sold on the 10-minute warm-up as young personal trainers. (1:41)
  •         The moment the guy's minds were blown on what a warm-up ACTUALLY does. (5:13)
  •         Why you don’t hurt yourself from a movement you OWN. (8:28)
  •         The importance of stretching with PURPOSE. (12:21)
  •         The benefits and challenges of foam rolling. (15:16)
  •         What a proper warm-up SHOULD do for you. (17:57)
  •         The extreme value of MAPS Prime. (23:20)
  •         Instability versus stability. The problems in the fitness space and with scientific studies. (26:46)
  •         Don’t blame your morphology! (33:49)
  •         Why proper priming needs a better sales pitch. (37:08)
  •         The value and intent of the MAPS Prime Webinar. (40:49)
  •         The beauty of priming. (42:33)

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Apr 12, 2021
1529: How to Build Muscle Using Only Light Weight, Ways to Kickstart Growth in Slow to Respond Body Parts, the Benefit of Varying Your Training Modality & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:29:31

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

  • Adam’s justified moodiness. (4:09)
  • What’s in Sal’s post-workout shake? (12:34)
  • Pasture eggs versus conventional farm eggs. (13:50)
  • Are you willing to take the ‘Burger Den’ challenge? (15:06)
  • The common chemical that may be causing an explosion of Parkinson's Disease. (21:43)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Who is the top producer of tires? (24:44)
  • How humans evolved to eat a lot of animals. (27:51)
  • Mind Pump’s first take of Seaspiracy on Netflix, being open-minded, and more. (29:52)
  • Why do we lead with punishment rather than incentivize? (42:12)
  • Another reason to build muscle. (44:57)
  • What is Mind Pump’s favorite Legion ‘Pulse’ flavor? (46:11)
  • An update on Adam’s hormone replacement therapy. (48:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can one program isolation exercises and still gain the same amount of strength and muscle as compound exercises? (52:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are ways to kickstart growth in slow to respond body parts? (59:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the best programming to bring up my upper body to the progress I have made with my lower body? (1:04:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do I get started as a new trainer in this current environment? (1:12:54)
  • #Quah question #5 – Would I be able to run the same program over again after I complete? (1:20:48)

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Apr 10, 2021
1528: The Truth About the Afterburn Effect of Cardio, the Minimum Cardio Needed for a Healthy Heart & Lungs, the Benefits of Working Out Barefoot & More
01:12:36

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the after-burn effect of EPOC, how much cardio is enough for a healthy heart and lungs, whether working out barefoot is a good idea, and what to do to hit caloric and macro when not hungry.

  • Which Mind Pump host has had the most injuries? (3:22)
  • A very happy Mind Pump Easter. (7:55)
  • A conversation surrounding the impact of sugar on children, healthy snacks, and creating strategies. (11:58)
  • Mind Pump Movie Reviews: Godzilla vs. Kong and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. (20:28)
  • UFO breaks the speed barrier with no sonic boom, what does that mean? (28:16)
  • Facebook in hot water. (35:57)
  • Hackers tap into home security cameras and record sex tapes to sell online. (39:19)
  • Local restaurant making use of their space. (41:00)
  • Earned versus given success. (42:18)
  • Mind Pump x Felix Gray branded glasses coming soon! (50:07)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on the after-burn effects of exercise, aka EPOC? (52:47)
  • #Quah question #2 - How much cardio is enough for a healthy heart, lungs, etc.? (58:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is working out barefoot a good idea? Is there any preparation that needs to be done before doing so? (1:02:45)
  • #Quah question #4 - What should I do to hit my caloric and macro intake when not hungry? (1:07:18)

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Apr 09, 2021
1527: The 3 Step Solution to the Obesity Epidemic
56:21

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the origins, challenges and solutions of the obesity epidemic.

  • Interesting statistics that highlight the obesity epidemic. (2:11)
  • The clinical definition of obesity. (3:00)
  • Why fix the obesity epidemic? (5:38)
  • The importance of having an honest conversation. (8:35)
  • How being obese affects your mental health. (10:32)
  • Self-image versus body image. (12:15)
  • You have to change your approach. (14:54)
  • What caused this problem? (20:38)
  • The 3 Step Solution to the Obesity Epidemic. 
  • #1 – Dramatically reduce heavily processed foods from your diet. (35:06)
  • #2 – Build strength and muscle. (38:42)
  • #3 – Increase awareness around being distracted while consuming food. (46:40)

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Apr 08, 2021
1526: The Best Form of Exercise When Time Is Limited, the Effectiveness of Tracking Calories Weekly Vs. Daily, How to Avoid Body Image Obsession When Training for Aesthetics & More
01:14:44

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about spending less time lifting weights in order to get steps in when time is tight, whether counting weekly calories is just as effective as tracking daily caloric intake, how to stay detached from body image when training for aesthetics, and strategies to create efficiency or automation when working with and managing a lot of clients at once.

  • Justin’s newest pre-podcast drink brought to you by Organifi’s Pure.  (4:34)
  • Interesting facts about Formula 1 racing. (5:21)
  • Tai Lopez has interesting business strategies. (10:16)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Is Tonal under or overvalued and what does the future of tech-fitness look like? (17:28)
  • Proud parent moment for this girl scout. (31:40)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Permafrost worms come back to life! (35:13)
  • Mind Pump’s take on Universal Basic Income (UBI). (38:47)
  • CBD for Alzheimer’s treatment. (46:44)
  • #Quah question #1 – Working from home and getting steps in is much more of a challenge. If I have an hour at the gym, should I lift the entire time or sacrifice 15-20 minutes to get some steps in for the day? What serves me more? (51:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is counting your weekly calories just as effective as tracking daily caloric intake? (55:43)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do I train for aesthetics while staying detached from my body image? (58:41)
  • #Quah question #4 – Did you have any strategies in your personal training business to create efficiency or automation when working with and managing a lot of clients at once? (1:03:37)

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Apr 07, 2021
1525: The Death of the Gym Industry?: A Reality Check With UFC Gym CEO Adam Sedlack
52:06

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with UFC Gym CEO Adam Sedlack about the state of the gym industry and unintended consequences of gym closures.

  • There is a light at the end of the tunnel. (2:06)
  • The evil “O” word and elephant in the room. (3:40)
  • The two contributing factors to the obesity epidemic. (6:28)
  • Just become aware! (8:50)
  • Scientifically why heavily processed foods hijack our system. (9:50)
  • How trainers have the greatest ability to solve the obesity problem. (12:52)
  • What do trainers mean to the UFC Gym model? (15:30)
  • How mixed martial arts socialize into fitness. (17:55)
  • Why UFC Gyms want to create a legacy not just for today, but for a lifetime. (21:14)
  • How did they survive the lockdowns? (23:33)
  • When politics get in the way of science. (28:01)
  • How has the market response been since gyms have reopened? (33:36)
  • The new changes they have made amid the pandemic. (34:58)
  • Working out from home versus working out in a gym setting. (37:40)
  • There is something to accountability. (42:22)
  • The two most important letters when you start looking at leaders. (43:10)
  • How the hell are we going to have fun tomorrow. (44:51)
  • Does he have any predictions for the future of the low-cost gyms? (47:12)

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Apr 05, 2021
1524: How to Eat to Build Muscle Without Putting on Fat, Ways to Maintain Muscle Mass When Training for Performance, How to Reduce Unwanted Thigh Size & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:35:59

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

  • Homeless entrepreneurs. (3:11)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Where the song title “Smells Like Teen Spirit” comes from? (6:15)
  • Will a banana peel make a car spin out in real life? (11:01)
  • The downsides of fame. (13:52)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Superhero versus Monster movies. (16:55)
  • The backstory on ‘Lenny’. (26:15)
  • The benefits of moving slow. (30:01)
  • How Adam’s new garage is decked out in PRx equipment. (34:01)
  • Mind Pump family updates. (40:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways to maintain muscle mass when training for performance? (47:37)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would be the best routine for an experienced and beginner lifter to do together? (57:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I change my lower body training to reduce unwanted thigh size? (1:05:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the benefits and detriments of incorporating bodybuilder movements into a powerlifting program? (1:17:32)
  • #Quah question #5 – How do I eat to build muscle without putting on fat? (1:26:15)

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Apr 03, 2021
1523: The Difference Between Training for Strength Vs. Muscle Gain, Losing Body Fat Without Counting Calories, the Dangers of SARMS & More
01:19:53

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between strength gains and muscle gains, how people who already have a lot of muscle can lose body fat without tracking calories, SARMS, and good guidelines for someone who wants to compete in a fitness show.

  • The various methods the guys use to avoid speeding tickets. (3:34)
  • Making the case for the value of bullies. (9:14)
  • Barstool versus Michael Rapaport. (22:38)
  • The guys speculate on Nike’s response to the Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’ controversy. (24:45)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Where does the term ‘thug’ derive from? (30:04)
  • A little-known fact about chicken nuggets. (34:14)
  • The #1 risk factor to contract COVID that no one wants to hear about. (35:55)
  • Creepy or Cool? 3D portraits created from stranger's DNA. (39:22)
  • The science behind how hickeys are made. (42:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the difference between strength gains and muscle gains? (46:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – For people with a lot of muscle already, how can they lose body fat without tracking calories? (51:27)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is all this hype around SARMS? (58:43)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are good guidelines for someone who wants to compete in a fitness show? (1:06:42)

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Apr 02, 2021
1522: How to Stay Consistent With Your Diet & Workout
50:06

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss what it takes to have long-term success with your diet and workout.  

  • The most important factor for fitness success. (2:22)
  • Why consistency is just as important for the average person. (6:28)
  • The biggest mistake people make when it comes to their current fitness level. (7:24)
  • Why are we so drawn to motivation? (9:13)
  • How to Stay Consistent with Your Diet & Workout.
  • #1 - Know your honest starting point. (10:13)
  • #2 – Build upon small goals. (14:35)
  • #3 – Fall in love with the discipline and the results will follow. (19:00)
  • #4 – Practice positive self-talk. (26:18)
  • #5 – Beware of people projecting their insecurities on you. (38:09)
  • #6 – Focus on your health. (40:32)

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Mar 31, 2021
1521: How a Limited Range of Motion Slows Muscle Gain, Ways to Distinguish Between Being Sore or Injured, the Must-Haves for Longevity & Health & More
01:14:09

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about a limited range of motion inhibiting gains, how to know if you’re sore or if you have a small injury, the top 5 must-haves for longevity and health, and whether the body can adapt to NEAT.

  • Mind Pump workout and diet updates. (4:11)
  • Why fish oil is one of the most effective recovery supplements. (15:47)
  • The fascinating story behind the man who built The Sharper Image. (20:45)
  • Adam is a BIG Formula 1 guy. (28:37)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Minari on Prime Video. (35:48)
  • The Andrews unplug at the beach. (36:54)
  • Playing the game with Bay Area housing prices. (40:56)
  • How Ned’s newest product Mello is blowing the guy's minds! (46:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can limited flexibility or range of motion inhibit gains? (51:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – After doing deadlifts, how to know if you’re sore or if you have a small injury? (56:35)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the top 5 must-haves for longevity and health? (1:00:02)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can my body adapt to NEAT in the same way it would to cardio? (1:07:56)

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Mar 31, 2021
1520: B.J. Penn
40:15

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with MMA Superstar B.J. Penn.

  • What made him choose fighting as a career? (1:33)
  • Is there a fighting culture in Hawaii? (3:58)
  • How before desire and dedication there is love. (5:26)
  • Did he become a different person when he stepped into the cage? (6:29)
  • How the antidote for anxiety is confidence. (8:30)
  • His stand-out fighting moments. (10:55)
  • Why every workout is working your confidence. (12:50)
  • Enemies to friends. (14:11)
  • Who hit him the hardest in a fight? (15:33)
  • The master of training and overtraining. (16:20)
  • Working out for your mental health. (17:50)
  • The importance of knowing when to hang it up. (21:25)
  • Who were the best jujutsu practitioners he rolled with? (22:15)
  • How would 25-year-old BJ Penn do in the UFC today? (23:40)
  • Losing your identity after your fighting career is over. (25:00)
  • The history of RVCA. (26:48)
  • BJ Penn x UFC Gyms. (28:29)
  • BJ Penn, the King of Hawaii. (29:33)
  • In hihttp://jonnybones/s own words, how the infamous bar fight came about. (30:25)
  • Who are his favorite fighters to watch? (32:45)
  • Building the ultimate fighter. (35:16)

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Mar 29, 2021
1519: How to Determine Your Ideal Daily Caloric Intake, the Dangers & Benefits of Testosterone Replacement for Women, the Possibility of Building Muscle While Training for an Endurance Sport & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:34:15

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

  • Tattoos and belly rings. (3:32)
  • What’s the deal with Florida?! (11:22)
  • The before and after glow of Caldera. (13:43)
  • Here is what you don’t do if you want to normalize sex with kids. (14:47)
  • UFOs are the real deal. (20:15)
  • Adam the food Nazi. (25:47)
  • The tales of Shrimp Toast Crunch. (35:02)
  • Mind Pump, A Day in the Life. (39:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I determine my ideal daily caloric intake? (47:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the dangers and benefits of testosterone replacement for women? (1:00:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it possible to build muscle while training for an endurance sport? (1:12:33)
  • #Quah question #4 – Advice on the right way to cut back on excessive fitness training, while keeping my energy up? (1:22:42)

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Mar 27, 2021
1518: The Benefits of Squatting Every Day, How Your Training Style Should Change When Cutting Vs. Bulking, Ways to Prevent Low Back Pain When Deadlifting & More
01:21:27

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits to following a squat everyday program, changing training style when cutting and bulking, whether artificial sweeteners are as bad for you as sugar, and how to address low back soreness after heavy deadlifts.

  • The NCAA weight room controversy revisited. (3:41)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Formula 1: Drive to Survive on Netflix. (17:18)
  • Krispy Kreme’s latest promotion is on-trend. (25:37)
  • When you buy your dream house, but the seller refuses to leave. (27:46)
  • Snapchat’s latest acquisition has Adam intrigued. (30:56)
  • Trump is launching his own social media platform. (35:16)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art on Netflix. (36:53)
  • The benefits of Organifi’s probiotic supplement when you have a late-night craving like Adam. (41:34)
  • How nobody wants to be in reality anymore. (44:40)
  • Magic Spoon to the rescue to save you from cravings. (50:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are there any benefits to following a squat everyday program? (53:13)
  • #Quah question #2 - When cutting or bulking, should your style of training change? (1:01:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you like sugar, and how do they affect blood sugar, etc.? (1:06:58)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you address low back soreness after heavy deadlifts? (1:16:07)

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Mar 26, 2021
1517: The No Cardio Way to Train Your Body to Burn Fat
43:19

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the challenges people face and the mistakes that they make when they are attempting to lose fat and the proper way everyone should approach fat loss.

  • The biggest mistake people make when they want to start their fat loss journey. (1:58)
  • Why exercise is NOT just about burning calories. (4:09)
  • Why cardio is the WRONG form of exercise to lose body fat. (8:39)
  • The importance of building your metabolism through resistance training. (13:35)
  • Motivation is fleeting. (15:51)
  • The magic of resistance training when it comes to boosting your metabolism. (17:35)
  • The Biggest Loser model for failure. (21:33)
  • Mind Pump Revelations: How effective resistance training can bring AMAZING results to the average person. (24:03)
  • The general rules to train your body to become a fat-burning machine. (32:05)

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Mar 25, 2021
1516: The Best Quad Building Exercises, the Fastest Way to Recover from Soreness, How to Know When to Stop a Reverse Diet & More
01:11:15

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises to build mass in the quads, the quickest way to recover from soreness, when to stop a reverse diet, and how to add running to a weightlifting routine.

  • The ultimate pro douchebag move. (3:43)
  • How Butcher Box has the best customer service, hands down! (11:32)
  • The inconvenient truths surrounding men’s versus women’s sports. (13:50)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Last Blockbuster on Netflix. (28:32)
  • Justin is looking good in his Felix Gray’s. (38:39)
  • Is the human reproductive system declining? (39:54)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises to build mass in the quads? (50:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the quickest way to recover from soreness? (59:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do I know when to stop a reverse diet? (1:03:11)
  • #Quah question #4 – I want to add running to my weightlifting routine. I was thinking of running a mile or 10 minutes before lifting. My goal is to keep and improve on gains, but also weave in some endurance training. Is it better to run after weights or on my days off? (1:05:55)

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Mar 24, 2021
1515: The Best Form of Exercise for EVERYONE
47:17

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss Sal's upcoming book, The Resistance Training Revolution and the superiority of resistance training as a form of exercise to battle the health challenges of modern civilization. (Available for pre-order at theresistancetrainingrevolution.com)

  • Sal is officially an author! (1:45)
  • Why this title and why this book? (3:17)
  • Fighting the stereotype that surrounds resistance training. (9:37)
  • Why resistance training is the best form of exercise for EVERYONE! (14:50)
  • Crazy statistics surrounding the benefits of resistance training. (17:48)
  • What makes Sal’s book stand out above his colleagues? (19:49)
  • Creating a movement to open doors to the general population on the impact of resistance training. (25:37)
  • The process and behind-the-scenes details of a book deal. (27:47)
  • What was the most difficult part of the process? (36:47)
  • How you can support. (39:51)
  • Sal’s ‘dream’ for this book. (43:00)

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Mar 22, 2021
1514: Ways to Increase Testosterone Levels Naturally, How to Correct Imbalances Between Both Sides of the Body, Tips for Preventing Injuries When Lifting Heavy & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:26:36

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

  • Name that popular movie quote. (3:26)
  • Adam responds differently to certain nootropics. (6:30)
  • How bodybuilder pumping reps may build more muscle than full-range of motion ones. (13:13)
  • Why lifting tempo doesn’t matter. (17:53)
  • How Sal is finding gray hair in other places. (22:18)
  • Cakes and weights. (23:38)
  • Why Justin is experimenting with the DuckDuckGo search engine. (25:08)
  • Italy is heading into another lockdown. (29:34)
  • Obesity versus smoking, which is worse for your health? (32:24)
  • The game-changing benefits of drinking LMNT. (41:17)
  • The ultimate all-in-one health monitor wearable coming soon?! (42:36)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do you have any advice on how to correct imbalances between both sides of my body when doing the big lifts? (49:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some ways you can increase your testosterone levels naturally? (55:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I promote longevity through powerlifting and address muscle imbalances? (1:09:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I break the plateau I am experiencing with my bodyweight squat? (1:16:31)

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Mar 20, 2021
1513: How Cheat Meals Can Add Extra Fat Cells, the Best Exercises to Build the Teardrop of Your Quads, Deep Squats Vs. 90 Degree Squats & More
01:02:36

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about cheat meals causing the body to add fat cells, the best at-home vastus medialis (quad teardrop) exercise, whether it is better to squat lighter weight ass to grass versus heavier weight at 90 degrees, and tips for building a team of trainers.

  • How Google is disrupting education. (2:55)
  • Using facial recognition technology for good. (10:25)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, I Care A Lot on Netflix. (12:15)
  • The mind-blowing speed the universe is expanding. (17:21)
  • The long-term effects of steroid use. (23:55)
  • How scientists want to build a doomsday vault on the moon. (25:10)
  • The guy’s go-to Oli Pop flavor. (34:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you eat in a calorie deficit all week and then have a cheat meal, will you gain fat cells, and is that considered yo-yo dieting? (40:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the best at-home vastus medialis (quad teardrop) exercise? (47:06)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it better to squat lighter weight ass to grass versus heavier weight at 90 degrees? (50:37)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some tips for building a team of trainers? (54:11)

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Mar 19, 2021
1512: The Value of Following a Workout Program
40:41

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss five reasons why it makes to follow a (well written) workout program, even if you are advanced.

  • The value of following an organized program for the advanced lifter. (2:07)
  • Mind Pump reminisces on their first workout programs. (4:35)
  • The 4 stages of learning and how it applies to workout programming. (8:38)
  • The 5 Values of Following a (Well-Written) Workout Program. (12:05)
  • #1 – Prevents overtraining. (12:46)
  • #2 – Forces you to work the body parts you are neglecting. (19:13)
  • #3 – Provides structure and a checklist. (24:05)
  • #4 – Trains you to understand progressive overload through tracking. (25:57)
  • #5 – Teaches you how to program for yourself. (31:41)

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Mar 18, 2021
1511: How to Properly Use Creatine, How to Weigh Meat When Tracking Macros, the Truth About Cholesterol & More
01:14:38

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how much creatine to consume, whether high cholesterol is still the demon it was once thought to be, whether you should weigh your meat raw or cooked, and movements that help older people build strength.

  • Mind Pump on dirty song lyrics of their youth. (4:22)
  • Burger King is a marketing genius. (12:09)
  • Addressing the hip thrust versus back squat controversy from a previous episode. (16:54)
  • Does the use of anabolic steroids cause long-term testosterone production damage? (20:42)
  • Ned’s new product ‘Mello’ is blowing the guy's minds! (24:09)
  • How success breeds more success. (29:00)
  • Mind Pump’s theories on the recent non-fungible token (NFT) craze. (34:10)
  • Did you know there is an approved surgery to make you taller?! (39:35)
  • What will the long-term effects of masks be? (42:10)
  • How the Public Goods membership service works. (48:41)
  • #Quah question #1 - How much creatine should I consume and when? (51:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is high cholesterol still the demon we once thought it was? Such as having high LDL, but also having high HDL? (55:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – When using a food scale to track ounces of meat, should you measure raw or cooked? (1:03:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – Lots of people have older family members they care for. If you were to recommend a few movements that would help them build some strength, what would they be? (1:05:57)

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Mar 17, 2021
1510: Four Things Women in Their 40's Need to Know About Fitness
56:53

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover four things that women need to focus on during their 40's and beyond to optimize their level of fitness.

  • Why are women more receptive to seek out help? (2:50)
  • The common misconceptions about women in their 40’s. (8:07)
  • Four Things Women in Their 40’s Need to Know About Fitness. (13:48)
  • #1 – Train your body to burn calories on its own through traditional resistance training. (18:55)
  • #2 – Focus on mobility. (30:11)
  • #3 – Mold your programming for your schedule. (36:08)
  • #4 – Improve your relationship with food. (41:22)

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Mar 15, 2021
1509: The Benefit of Splitting up Your Workout Throughout the Day, How to Learn Effective Workout Programming, Ways to Make Sure You Do Important Exercises You Hate & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:18:38

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

  • Sal’s ‘brutal’ morning routine. (3:33)
  • Workouts and instability. (5:25)
  • Microsoft files patent technology to create chatbots of dead people, fictional characters, and relatives. (15:43)
  • When people overshare on social media. (25:55)
  • New Flavor Alerts from Magic Spoon! (31:22)
  • What do prisoners and CEOs have in common? (33:45)
  • How NCI is disrupting the fitness space! (41:44)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I modify my workouts to get the benefits of full-body training while limiting the further size of my lower body? (43:54)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I effectively plan my own training programs? (49:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are there benefits to splitting up your workout throughout the day? (1:00:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do I properly train and prime for a canoeing expedition? (1:06:45)

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Mar 13, 2021
1508: The Optimal Amount of Protein to Eat Per Meal, How Massage Can Improve Muscle Growth, Muscle Building Tips for Teenagers & More
01:20:47

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how much protein you can eat per meal, whether or not a massage helps promote muscle growth, muscle building tips for teenagers, and @functionalpatterns stance that weight lifting in its traditional form does more harm than good.

  • Addressing the CrossFit controversy on the Mind Pump Podcast YouTube page. (3:28)
  • Hip thrusts versus barbell squats, which one builds bigger butt muscles? (16:48)
  • How Adam used Organifi’s Red Juice to wean off caffeine for a week. (23:25)
  • The copper scrolls of treasure. (31:25)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the housing market bubble, exodus in California, and inflation rates. (38:06)
  • Justin is not all fish sticks. (48:50)
  • #Quah question #1 - How much of my daily protein intake can I eat per meal? (52:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm curious whether or not a massage helps promote muscle growth? Also, do massage guns actually work or are they a marketing gimmick? (1:00:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some muscle building tips for teenagers? (1:07:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think of @functionalpatterns and their stance that weight lifting in its traditional form does more harm than good? (1:12:13)

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Mar 12, 2021
1507: Everything You Need to Know About Steroids With John Romano
01:28:55

In this episode Sal speaks with bodybuilding journalist and steroid expert, John Romano about steroids. The interview is followed up by a discussion with Sal, Adam and Justin.

  • How did he get into the supplement space? (2:35)
  • When did athletes start experimenting with steroids? (4:50)
  • The popularity in the United States. (7:27)
  • What is the difference between testosterone and other anabolic steroids? (9:29)
  • The pros/cons of androgenic and anabolic steroids. (11:25)
  • What is the difference in feel? (13:31)
  • Why he believes most steroid stacks should start with testosterone. (15:23)
  • Why you must determine your goals and realistic expectations first. (18:25)
  • The starter stack for a young male in his late 20s to increase performance. (20:00)
  • How to determine your dose duration? (25:00)
  • Once off a cycle, how does one get back to baseline? (26:44)
  • Should women stay clear of anabolic steroids? (28:33)
  • What is clenbuterol and what is it used for? (32:40)
  • What is albuterol? (33:48)
  • How growth hormone stimulates other things to happen. (34:44)
  • What are Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs), why am I able to buy them on the internet, and what do they do? (38:57)
  • How did athletes beat drug tests back in the day? (46:13)
  • Is there a genetic component to how you respond to these drugs? (52:25)
  • Why recovery and nutrition are the keys to preserving muscle, NOT drugs. (53:51)
  • Why he believes there are only two genders and addressing the controversy surrounding transgender athletes. (55:21)
  • Are testosterone cycles becoming more acceptable and mainstream? (1:04:00)
  • How has the response been to his podcast? (1:07:25)
  • A Mind Pump follow-up conversation on the comments made by John. (1:11:39)

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Mar 11, 2021
1506: How to Change Your Body Fat Set Point, The Truth About CrossFit, When to Use Drop Sets & Supersets in Your Training & More
01:10:59

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about resetting the body’s body fat set point, how to implement drop sets and supersets in a workouts, whether it is healthy to have a protein shake every day, and their current thoughts on CrossFit.

  • The growing segment of sex technology. (4:01)
  • Why are seeing a significant increase in obesity among animals? (9:28)
  • Are octopuses from outer space? (19:35)
  • How IQ could affect you getting married? (22:52)
  • Common sense versus scientific studies. (27:18)
  • The latest updates on COVID deaths and vaccine rollouts. (28:33)
  • UFC 259 recap and controversial hot takes. (32:55)
  • How wearing blue-light blocking glasses at night can raise melatonin 58%! (39:20)
  • The biggest endocrine disruptor offenders. (42:51)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you actually reset your body’s set point? I used to be 310 lbs., I got down to 155 lbs., but could never stay there long. My body keeps rebounding and staying at 195 lbs. I have been lifting for 5 years and tracking macros to lose weight. I would like my body to sit at 145-160 lbs. How can I reset my set point? (47:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – When do you implement drop sets and supersets in your workouts? (55:55)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it healthy to have a protein shake every day? Any long-term health issues with that? (59:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your current thoughts on CrossFit? (1:03:06)

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Mar 10, 2021
1505: Seven Day Fat Loss Kickstart
44:45

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover how to kickstart fat loss without destroying your metabolism.

  • Why context matters when it comes to rapid fat loss. (2:13)
  • Understanding what your behavior and pattern interrupters are. (7:08)
  • Why you have to resist the temptation to continue eating in a calorie deficit long-term. (11:55)
  • Seven Day Fat Loss Kickstart. (15:06)
  • Step #1 – Intermittent fasting/meal skip. (16:57)
  • Step #2 – Drop calories to 500. (21:25)
  • Step #3 – Target protein first and fibrous vegetables. (22:28)
  • Step #4 – Focus on working inward/low-intensity workouts. (26:09)
  • Step #5 – Mindset is everything! (30:50)
  • Clues and hints you have done this properly. (34:43)
  • How to come out of this process the RIGHT way. (37:43)

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Mar 08, 2021
1504: Balancing Fat Loss & Muscle Gain Goals, What to Do When You Hit a Plateau, When to Change up Your Workout & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:14:10
  • New UFC Gym Grand Opening in Mind Pump’s neck of the woods. (3:45)
  • Mind Pump Reminisces: The old school culture of creating successful gyms. (5:58)
  • The growing trend of ‘helicopter parenting’ and the dangerous consequences from it. (19:18)
  • How Adam has been using the ChiliPad to wake up naturally in the morning. (24:03)
  • Weird News with Sal: Whale vomit is worth how much?! (25:58)
  • Caldera is a HIT with men! (30:36)
  • Micro-dosing and self-awareness. (31:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I break out of a plateau? (42:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I balance fat loss while maintaining my muscle-building goals? (50:56)
  • #Quah question #3 – Advice on when to know it’s time to change up my programming and nutrition? (59:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I get to my goal of 14% body fat the right way? (1:06:33)

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