Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

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Subscribers: 2380
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
1738: HIIT Vs. Traditional Cardio, How to Speed Up Recovery, Best Pre-Workout Meals & More
01:11:19

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about which is better, HIIT or traditional cardio, good pre-workout meals, how to recover more quickly from extremely high intensity squatting, and something that they preach but struggle to practice when it comes to fitness.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Do you want to make some of the fastest gains in your lower body? Use the sled! (4:04)
  • Mind Pump on the most used and unused pieces of equipment in their studio. (10:13)
  • The Mind Pump sleep connection. (18:10)
  • Cold weather and kids, where do you stand? (22:14)
  • A new California bill proposal would allow preteens to get vaccinated without parental consent. (27:58)
  • KFC, stop pretending like you’re healthy. (31:08)
  • Organifi Pure is magic! (37:47)
  • The NFT market is bananas! (38:18)
  • YES! There are differences between daytime and nighttime blue-blocking glasses. (45:02)
  • #Quah question #1 - Which is better, HIIT or traditional cardio? (48:34)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is a good pre-workout meal? (57:00)
  • #Quah question #3 - How can I recover more quickly from extremely high-intensity squatting? (1:01:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is something all of you preach, but struggle to practice when it comes to fitness? (1:04:50)

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Jan 28, 2022
1737: The Top 7 Reasons Your Diet Is Failing With Jason Phillips
01:00:31

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with nutrition expert Jason Phillips as to why diets fail.

  • The Top 7 Reasons Your Diet Is Failing. (2:53)
  • #1 – Scheduling your off days on the weekend. (3:25)
  • #2 – Underestimating your total caloric intake. (12:12)
  • #3 – Diet culture is leading you to failure. (19:01)
  • #4 – Not eating adequate protein. (26:31)
  • #5 – Relying on nutrition labels. (30:36)
  • #6 – Ignoring the behavior piece. (32:10)
  • #7 – Not counting the calories you drink. (41:29)
  • Why some is good, but more is NOT better. (44:38)
  • We were not put on this earth to be 6% body fat all year long. (50:56)
  • The value of working with a coach or trainer, and how NCI coaches stand out above the rest. (53:42)
  • Find an NCI coach near you! (58:33)

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Jan 27, 2022
1736: The Right Lifting Volume to Build the Most Muscle, Hitting PRs at a Lower Body Fat, the Problem With Crossfit & More
01:40:17

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The best way to improve functional flexibility is to lift weights. (4:45)
  • How your training frequency will influence your recovery. (16:12)
  • Dad life updates with the guys: Like father, like son. (24:08)
  • John Cena is a beast! (36:18)
  • Study: Cannabis compounds can prevent coronavirus from entering human cells. (38:48)
  • What would Mind Pump sell if they had no integrity? (46:20)
  • Why NO gas station meat sticks compare to Paleo Valley’s. (50:04)
  • The most expensive TV series ever made may surprise you. (53:00)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – Is it realistic to get leaner and hit PRs at the same time? (57:47)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – What is the right amount of lifting volume to build the most amount of muscle? (1:06:21)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – What are the problems with CrossFit and what program would you recommend to gain endurance? (1:19:27)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – How can you train for endurance and stamina, while minimizing muscle loss? (1:29:36)

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Jan 26, 2022
1735: Worst Fitness Myths That Keep People Out of Gyms
39:59

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover five myths that keep people from going to the gym.

  • How myths have a tendency to spread and grow, and people believe them to be true. (2:30)
  • What motivated Mind Pump to communicate this message. (3:57)
  • The Five Worst Fitness Myths That Keep People Out of Gyms. 
  • #1 – That people are mean and critical of overweight members. (9:39)
  • #2 – The fittest people are the most judgmental. (16:40)
  • #3 – That fit-looking people have it all figured out. (21:51)
  • #4 – It costs a lot of money to have access to a gym. (27:40)
  • #5 – The biggest, strongest people in the gym are mean. (32:44)

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Jan 24, 2022
1734: How to Tell If Your Workout Is Working, Adding 10-15 Pounds of Muscle in a Year, Ways to Get Your Child to Exercise & More
01:53:45

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: For long-term fat loss success, walking is better than running. (4:03)
  • The various temperaments of children. How much is nature versus nurture? (15:22)
  • How the universe may be pixelated. (25:05)
  • Would you buy a house in the metaverse? (28:48)
  • Are women not as competitive as men? (35:28)
  • The remarkable results from using Joovv. (43:26)
  • How people can take something out of context to attack you. (48:45)
  • The downstream effects of these mandates. (56:13)
  • Volcanos are scary! (57:40)
  • How Sal is using Organifi’s protein power on his latest bulk. (59:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – What would be a checklist to optimize muscle growth over 1 to 2 years, to put on 10-15 pounds of muscle? (1:06:49)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – How can I train to specifically fix an imbalance in my lower body from a previous injury? (1:24:03)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – What are some ways to get your child to exercise? (1:33:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – How can I tell if my workout is working for me? (1:43:07)

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Jan 22, 2022
1733: The Most Underrated Piece of Gym Equipment, High Reps Vs. Low Reps for Building Muscle & Strength, the Pros & Cons of Wearing Lifting Gloves & More
01:16:54

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether calories should be the same for training and non-training days, the pros and cons of wearing gloves when lifting, whether lifting low weight and high reps is as effective as high weight and low reps, and if mirrors an underrated piece of gym equipment.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: How skipping leg days may actually affect the gains in the rest of your body. (4:08)
  • How Adam has become a meme for a dad. (12:49)
  • Why masks don’t work. (17:50)
  • The case against masks for children. (20:31)
  • Joe Rogan and data manipulation. (24:39)
  • The state of brick-and-mortar businesses and predicting what its future looks like. (29:37)
  • Why is real estate exploding?! (33:04)
  • Was Logan Paul scammed on the purchase of fake Pokémon cards? (44:00)
  • The Mind Pump snowmobiling Utah experience. (45:18)
  • The vision for Mind Pump Rentals. (48:20)
  • Caldera is saving the guy’s faces after their trip to the snow. (52:26)
  • #Quah question #1 – If I’m in a caloric deficit to lose body fat, should my calories be the same for training and non-training days? (55:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the pros and cons of wearing gloves when lifting? (59:42)
  • #Quah question #3 - Are low weight and high reps not as effective as high weight and low reps? (1:05:10)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are mirrors an underrated piece of gym equipment? (1:09:42)

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Jan 21, 2022
1732: How to Workout Every Day for 30 Days (Free Workout!)
45:22

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five keys to designing a daily workout for 30 days & have also included a free workout at maps30day.com!

  • Mind Pump, giving back to their audience. (3:14)
  • The value of proper programming to get you started the RIGHT way. (5:43)
  • The importance of mobility and mapping it out for the general public. (6:52)
  • The design and features of this program. (8:16)
  • #1 – A focus on compound lifts and mobility. (11:28)
  • #2 - Scaling up to create a positive feedback loop. (14:48)
  • #3 - Tracking your movement with step goals. (18:29)
  • An example of what the first week will look like. (24:11)
  • Why exercise order matters. (27:10)
  • What you can expect by following this 30 day workout. (29:16)
  • #1 – Get stronger. (29:26)
  • #2 – Increase in metabolism. (31:22)
  • #3 – Less pain and stiffness. (33:38)
  • #4 – Build more energy and stamina. (34:49)
  • #5 – The beginnings of a snowball effect, when it comes to fat loss. (37:50)

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Jan 20, 2022
1731: The Value of Digestive Enzymes for Protein Assimilation, Ways to Develop More Power, the Dangers of High LDL Cholesterol & More
01:36:13

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: How the current body acceptance movement is harming people’s health. (4:25)
  • Our idea of success is flawed. (17:08)
  • The staggering weight gained, by demographic, during the pandemic. (20:53)
  • A parent hack brought to you by Table Topics. (26:33)
  • Butcher Box, putting that meat in your box. (33:17)
  • The crisis of cars. (36:01)
  • Turo, the Airbnb of cars. (41:23)
  • The guy’s favorite Vuori pants. (47:47)
  • Yet another study how exercise benefits the brain. (49:04)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – Do you know anyone who has intertwined the medical and fitness industries? (52:38)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – What is the value of digestive enzymes, and can I become reliant on them? (1:02:44)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Should I be concerned about high LDL cholesterol levels when in the context of things, I am overall healthy? (1:12:07)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – What are some ways to develop fast strength and power? (1:25:04)

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Jan 19, 2022
1730: The Eight Most Overrated Exercises
43:52

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin reveal eight exercises that should not be your first choice when higher value exercises are available.

  • How every exercise has its value if applied PROPERLY. (2:17)
  • The Eight Most Overrated Exercises.
  • #1 – Burpees. (4:38)
  • #2 – Hip abduction/adduction machine. (7:48)
  • #3 – Planks. (11:51)
  • #4 – Leg extension. (15:21)
  • #5 – Peck deck. (20:31)
  • #6 – Combo exercises. (22:33)
  • #7 – Donkey kickbacks. (29:20)
  • #8 – Tricep kickbacks. (32:36)
  • Honorable mentions. (34:43)

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Jan 17, 2022
1729: Tips for Building Muscle Over 50, Ways to Address Joint Pain, How to Train for a Strongman Competition & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:43:38

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Obesity is a choice. (3:57)
  • How Adam may be the best stock predictor of all-time and the state of the gym industry. (25:19)
  • How exercise has profound effects on mental health. (32:01)
  • Drinking and Zbiotics. (33:26)
  • The benefits of starting with a new training stimulus. (35:57)
  • The first genetically modified pig heart has been successfully transplanted into a patient. (39:42)
  • NCI, making it easier to become a successful online coach. (46:53)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – How can I maintain my strength gains while building endurance and stamina for an upcoming obstacle course race? (57:43)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – What are some ways to address joint pain while running MAPS Performance? (1:11:25)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – How would you recommend programming for a strong man event? (1:22:50)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – Is it a realistic goal to build 2-5 lbs. of muscle, being over 50 years old? (1:28:09)

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Jan 15, 2022
1728: How Age Affects Your Ability to Build Muscle, The Best Workout Shoes, the Truth About Fitness Trackers & More
01:24:37

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about only feeling back squats in the quads, how much age influences the ability to make muscle and strength gains, the value of fitness trackers like Whoop and Apple Watch, and the best workout shoes.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Contrary to popular belief, the best thing you can do for your immunity is to be fit, healthy, and lean. (3:59)
  • Justin’s horse immunity. (9:26)
  • How the CDC is now suddenly changing its tune. (11:33)
  • Are gyms poised to see a surge? (15:33)
  • Why is Nike coming after Lululemon? (18:44)
  • When will the NFT bubble burst? (24:40)
  • What will the future of the housing market look like? (31:10)
  • How ashwagandha consistently raises testosterone in men with low testosterone. (33:12)
  • How it’s harder to gain body fat with protein than carbs or fats. (40:20)
  • The Shadow Banned Club. (42:18)
  • A conspiracy theory surrounding parallel universes. (49:37)
  • What Mind Pump is watching on TV. (53:49)
  • #Quah question #1 – I only feel back squats in my quads. Am I doing something wrong, or is that common with most people? (57:38)
  • #Quah question #2 - How much does age influence the ability to make muscle and strength gains? (1:01:22)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on fitness trackers like Whoop, Apple Watch, etc.? (1:08:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the best workout shoes? (1:14:49)

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Jan 14, 2022
1727: Ten Traits of Successful Lifters
46:57

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten common traits shared by successful lifters.

  • Ten Traits of Successful Lifters. (2:36)
  • #1 – Prioritize technique and form. (3:33)
  • #2 – Practice foundational lifts and PRACTICE them often. (7:14)
  • #3 – Know how to apply and manipulate intensity. (11:08)
  • #4 – Aim to optimize efficiency. (16:01)
  • #5 – Love the journey. (20:47)
  • #6 – They are disciplined, NOT motivated. (24:32)
  • #7 – Don't take unnecessary risks. (29:28)
  • #8 – If something hurts, they do NOT avoid it. They FIX it. (34:00)
  • #9 – Look at food in terms of performance. (38:38)
  • #10 – Don’t fall into the comparison trap. (41:26)

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Jan 13, 2022
1726: The Best Way to Grow the Hamstrings, Starting Strength Review, How to Increase Grip Strength & More
01:23:13

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about Mark Rippetoe and the Starting Strength Method, the best way to grow the hamstrings, how to increase grip strength to deadlift more, and how to include running in your regimen.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: How lifting to failure is probably killing your gains. (4:24)
  • Can men have multiple orgasms? (16:23)
  • How Justin’s house may be haunted. (26:13)
  • The Creature from Jekyll Island, a peek behind the curtain of the Federal Reserve. (34:03)
  • The benefits of magnesium L-threonate and how Ned’s Mellow utilizes it. (36:06)
  • How Felix Gray keeps winning awards! (42:24)
  • Watching TV/movies with the wives. (44:36)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on Mark Rippetoe and the Starting Strength Method? (57:37)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the best way to grow the hamstrings? (1:05:30)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do I increase grip strength to deadlift more? (1:10:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you’re going to include running in your regimen, is it better to run before or after lifting? (1:18:01)

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Jan 12, 2022
1725: Focus on These 6 Things to Crush Your 2022 Fitness & Health Goals
42:34

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover 6 foundational steps to reaching your fitness & health goals in 2022.

  • The biggest mistakes people make going into their New Year’s fitness & health goals. (2:11)
  • Focus on These 6 Things to Crush Your 2022 Fitness & Health Goals. (5:02)
  • #1 – Mainly eat whole-natural foods. (7:03)
  • #2 – Focus on hitting your protein intake. (13:40)
  • #3 – Drink a half-gallon to a gallon of water a day. (18:17)
  • #4 – Lift weights, for your whole body, 2-3 days a week. (23:05)
  • #5 – Walk 10 minutes after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (26:52)
  • #6 – Have a sleep routine. (33:38)

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Jan 10, 2022
1724: How to Stop Big Bodyweight Swings, the Perfect Number of Exercises to Maximize Your Gains, How to Workout When You Are Short on Time & More
01:44:04

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: How workout partners might be killing your gains. (4:01)
  • Some new information regarding “fart girl.” (14:07)
  • The ultimate flex with your Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT. (19:25)
  • The guys share their experiences with the Oculus. (21:13)
  • How tech companies have now entered the electric car market. (31:24)
  • The guys make some clarifications on previous statements made in past episodes. (34:38)
  • Joe Rogan’s power in media. (41:41)
  • How weight loss can help you with COVID. (44:44)
  • Mind Pump Kitchen, brought to you by Butcher Box. (45:16)
  • What Mind Pump is watching on TV. (46:21)
  • Crazy News with Sal: Why a Chinese couple could not conceive. (54:06)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – How do I know if I am hydrated properly during a workout? (57:46)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – How do I maximize my results when I’m short on time? (1:04:50)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – What is the ideal number of exercises to maximize your gains? (1:13:19)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – What is the method to build back your metabolism after going through big bodyweight swings? (1:26:41)

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Jan 08, 2022
1723: The Best Time to Take Creatine, Ways to Build the Calves Even With Poor Genetics, the Future of Mind Pump & More
01:25:36

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether it is possible to build the calves with poor genetics, if creatine should be taken pre or post workout, tips for introverted personal trainers, and where they see Mind Pump in 20 years.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Sleep in a cool bed and burn more body fat. (3:27)
  • The new fitness narrative heading into 2022. (15:16)
  • Did you know there is plastic surgery for dogs?! (21:01)
  • Will myostatin make anabolic steroids look like Flintstone vitamins? (23:42)
  • Which industries will dominate in 2022? (27:37)
  • Who is the king of streaming, will the Metaverse/NFTs hype continue, and what bubbles will burst this year? (33:11)
  • How Public Goods is a new model for success. (50:19)
  • #Quah question #1 - Is it possible to build the calves or is it poor genetics? (56:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should creatine be taken pre or post-workout? (1:03:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – What tips do you have for introverted personal trainers? (1:09:11)
  • #Quah question #4 - In 20 years, where do you see yourself and Mind Pump? (1:15:59)

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Jan 07, 2022
1722: Predicting 2022 Fitness Trends: Will In-Person HIIT Training Continue to Be as Popular?
42:34

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the pros & cons of the perennially popular High Intensity Interval Training.

  • Why HIIT training is so trendy. (1:58)
  • How HIIT training is the resistance training form of cardio. (6:24)
  • The challenges with steady-state cardio. (12:12)
  • The biggest selling points for HIIT training. (14:15)
  • The biggest problems with HIIT training. (17:34)
  • Why HIIT training may NOT be a trend. (25:23)
  • The extreme importance of form and stability. (31:50)
  • Taking your level of fitness training into consideration with proper programming. (34:40)

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Jan 06, 2022
1721: How to Know If You Are Gaining Muscle Instead of Fat, Ways to Improve Vascularity, Deep Squats Vs. 90 Degree Squats & More
01:24:28

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether it is always best to do ass to grass squats or mix it up, social media tips for personal trainers wanting to demonstrate their process, ways to make your veins pop, and good metrics to know if your gaining muscle and not excessive fat.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: STOP trying to burn more calories to lose weight; it’s a losing strategy. (4:32)
  • McDonald’s new weight loss idea. (8:10)
  • What is Tesla not doing?! (11:11)
  • Is sneezing a male privilege? (17:02)
  • The guys recap their holiday break and Adam’s problem with running out of gas. (21:49)
  • Glutathione, the master antioxidant. (33:40)
  • If there are hoof prints in the sand, think horse not zebra. (43:08)
  • Organifi’s Pure is getting rave reviews from the guy's friends and family! (49:45)
  • Why Sal’s metabolism has been roaring as of late. (51:10)
  • #Quah question #1 - Is it best to do ass to grass squats or mix it up? (57:29)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some social media tips for personal trainers wanting to demonstrate their process to their followers as Adam did? (1:03:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there anything you can do or take to make your veins pop like Sal? (1:13:38)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's a good metric to know if I’m gaining muscle and not excess fat? (1:17:31)

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Jan 05, 2022
1720: The 8 Worst People to Take Diet Advice From
45:28

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin talk about eight kinds of people you probably should NOT take diet advice from.

  • The 8 Worst People to Take Advice From. (2:22)
  • #1 – Doctors. (3:20)
  • #2 – The Government. (8:07)
  • #3 – Science zealots. (14:08)
  • #4 – Diet pushers. (20:51)
  • #5 – Fitness influencers. (25:54)
  • #6 – Bodybuilders. (29:55)
  • #7 – Friends. (34:29)
  • #8 – The supplement companies. (38:52)
  • The people you SHOULD be listening to. (43:45)

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Jan 03, 2022
1719: What to Do If You Are Doing the Right Things but Still Gaining Weight, Overcoming the Tendency to Overtrain, How to Train for an Obstacle Course Race With Limited Time & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:31:39

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: How TV is making you fat. (2:17)
  • The wild world of Crypto/NFTs! (14:36)
  • Why Elon Musk thinks the Metaverse sucks. (23:28)
  • The guys on having the puberty talk with their children. (28:04)
  • How drug smugglers have gotten very creative. (33:36)
  • Psychic tales with Mind Pump. (36:18)
  • Car-Jitsu, the weirdest new BJJ promotion. (43:02)
  • #LiveListener question #1 – With my tendency to overtrain, what program would you recommend after completing MAPS Split? (48:04)
  • #LiveListener question #2 – If I have limited time to train each day for a rucking event, how would you train for it? (59:49)
  • #LiveListener question #3 – What can I do when I feel like I am doing the right things, but still gaining weight? (1:09:16)
  • #LiveListener question #4 – How can I train for obstacle course race with limited time? (1:22:41)

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Jan 01, 2022
1718: How to Get More Arm Definition, Ways to Break Through a Deadlift Plateau, Tips for Avoiding Muscle Loss When in a Caloric Deficit & More
01:17:37

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to get more definition in the arms, how to progress the deadlift when stuck at a weight, how quickly muscle is lost in a caloric deficit, and whether taking too many supplements or vitamins can have possible negative consequences in regards to liver and kidney health.

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the best bicep exercises, how to increase a deadlift plateau, weight loss in a caloric deficit, and the negative effects of too many supplements. 

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The best exercise for your biceps is NOT curls. (2:53)
  • The value of isometrics to build muscle. (11:42)
  • How Sal can get a little paranoid when smoking cannabis. (18:19)
  • What Adam enjoys the most about marijuana. (21:17)
  • Mind Pump is back on their ‘Organifi Pure’ podcasting game. (34:36)
  • The connection between food dyes and hyperactivity in children. (38:30)
  • How the guys use their ChiliPad’s during the winter months. (43:54)
  • Humans are so complicated! (49:51)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I get more definition in my arms? I feel like my arms are pure mass with no tricep or bicep definition. (55:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm stuck at a 225 lb. conventional deadlift and want to get to 240 lbs. What do I need to do to progress? (1:00:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – When in a caloric deficit, how quickly do you lose muscle? Does it depend on how big the deficit is? (1:05:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – Does taking too many supplements or vitamins have possible negative consequences, in regards, to liver and kidney health? (1:10:32)

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Dec 31, 2021
1717: Why Before & After Pictures Are Bullsh*t
43:30

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin detail why before & after photos should be eyed with suspicion.

  • The origins of the before & after photo. (1:40)
  • The psychology behind why the formula works. (4:00)
  • Why Mind Pump doesn’t use before & after photos. (6:23)
  • Five Reasons Why Before & After Pictures Are Bullsh*t. 
  • #1 – Sell the visual, rather than the full story. (8:10)
  • #2 – Preach the outcome, rather than the journey. (13:13)
  • #3 – Encourage people to compare themselves to others. (17:47)
  • #4 – Pray on your insecurities and sell you the solution. (21:14)
  • #5 - The most consistent results DO NOT happen in 30 days. They come much later. (25:49)
  • Breaking down SHREDZ and how they manipulated their transformation photos. (30:42)
  • How to manipulate the pump to sell your product. (36:34)
  • Why Mind Pump encourages you to unfollow anyone using their body to motivate you to get into better shape. (41:04)

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Dec 30, 2021
1716: When to Change up Exercises for Maximum Gains, the Advantages of Unilateral Over Bilateral Movements, When Taking Vitamins Is a Waste of Money & More
01:21:16

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how often to switch up exercises for max gains, if unilateral movements are more beneficial than bilateral movement, whether vitamin supplementation is necessary if you eat a balanced diet, and good qualities (or red flags) to look for in a nutritionist.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Most workout programs suck because they lack these two components. (4:22)
  • How you can make money on ANYTHING these days. (12:43)
  • Yet another reason why the guys are happy to be working with Regenerative & Sports Medicine. (18:52)
  • How the Metaverse is already crossing a fine line. (29:28)
  • Welcome to the ‘Shadow Banned’ Club, Adam! (32:55)
  • The Great “no shoes on kids” Debate. (44:24)
  • The proper order of the Caldera regimen. (49:00)
  • Pandemic effects may have lowered baby IQs, a study says. (53:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – How often should I switch up my lifting exercises for max gains? (1:00:08)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are unilateral movements more beneficial than bilateral movements? (1:06:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is vitamin supplementation necessary if you eat a balanced diet? (1:12:27)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are good qualities (or red flags) to look for in a nutritionist? (1:16:49)

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Dec 29, 2021
1715: Ten Mistakes Fitness Trainers Make
56:57

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten common mistakes that fitness trainers make.

  • Ten Mistakes Fitness Trainers Make. (2:33)
  • #1 – That people are lazy. (5:38)
  • #2 – Training people too hard. (8:47)
  • #3 – Failing to individualize workouts. (13:29)
  • #4 – Emphasizing fun or entertaining workouts. (15:55)
  • #5 – Depending too much on the motivation factor. (20:43)
  • #6 – Giving meal plans. (26:17)
  • #7 – Too much emphasis on supplements. (31:59)
  • #8 – Failing to meet people where they are. (36:26)
  • #9 – Undervaluing walking. (43:33)
  • #10 – Having a scarcity mindset. (47:38)

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Dec 27, 2021
1714: How to Improve Stamina Without Sacrificing Muscle, Ways to Pack on Muscle With a Fast Metabolism, Tips for Becoming an Online Fitness Coach & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:38:05

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Don’t do cardio until you figure out your calorie balance. (4:18)
  • Recapping Adam’s Wine and Weed Evening with his wife. (17:22)
  • Dad life updates with the guys: How kids love to eat dirt and parents robbing grandparents of their joy. (30:58)
  • How you can regulate a market so much, but still have a vibrant black market. (37:29)
  • Why most politicians are corrupt. (45:05)
  • Vuori is on FIRE! (48:23)
  • Postpartum physical therapy and its value. (50:49)
  • Research finds Covid-19 spike protein binds to cells in the heart and could help to explain some effects of severe infection. (54:14)
  • #LiveListener question #1 – How do I increase my VO2 max while not sacrificing my gains? (59:11)
  • #LiveListener question #2 – How long does it take to rebuild your base metabolic rate? (1:08:41)
  • #LiveListener question #3 – Any advice on ways to gain muscle with a fast metabolism? (1:19:38)
  • #LiveListener question #4 – Any advice on becoming an online fitness coach? (1:26:07)

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Dec 25, 2021
1713: The Risk of Joint Damage From Lifting Weights, the Benefit of Adding Bear Crawls to Your Routine, Raising Healthy Kids & More
01:42:33

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why bear crawls are not commonly seen in the gym, whether it is dangerous for short or slender people to lift weights, the best habits and activities you can instill in your children throughout their development so that they grow up healthier, and how to balance drinking and going out with working on fitness goals.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you are looking to lose weight, DON’T follow the Will Smith approach. (3:57)
  • The struggles being a child of a celebrity. (19:35)
  • Dad life updates with the guys. (24:27)
  • How Mind Pump is the “Ready, aim, fire” crew. (30:43)
  • Butcher Box is CRUSHING! (41:55)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Small ‘dong’ marches trying to bring awareness to end shaming of tiny penises. (47:01)
  • Why Sal makes sure to take his Zbiotics before date night. (50:13)
  • How we cannot gaslight the whole world because of hurt feelings. (55:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on bear crawls as they seem to be total body, but you don’t see them often in the gym? (1:03:29)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is it dangerous for short or slender people to lift weights? (1:11:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some of the best habits and activities you can instill in your children throughout their development so that they grow up healthier? (1:17:21)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do I balance drinking and going out with working on fitness goals? (1:31:43)

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Dec 24, 2021
1712: How to Get a Friend or Family Member Started With Resistance Training
44:13

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss ways to help get a loved one started with resistance training in an enjoyable, sustainable way.

  • The most common questions asked as the New Year approaches. (2:37)
  • The importance of HOW you get started. (3:54)
  • The biggest mistakes people make when they get back into training. (5:46)
  • The biggest challenges faced getting started. (13:24)
  • Enjoyable and Stainable Ways to Get a Friend or Family Member Started with Resistance Training. (24:35)
  • #1 – Focus on training your whole body 2-3 days a week. (24:56)
  • #2 – Start out using minimal equipment. (27:33)
  • #3 – Stick to 30–40-minute workouts and 2 sets per muscle group. (28:46)
  • #4 – Utilize the Mind Pump FREE resources. (29:58)
  • #5 – Listen to your body. (32:28)
  • Introducing MAPS Resistance and how it’s tailored for the person getting back into resistance training. (37:28)

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Dec 23, 2021
1711: Steel Plates Vs. Bumper Plates, the Negative Effect of Stress on Gains, Using Indian Clubs & Macebells for Joint Stability & More
01:29:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between lifting steel plates vs. bumper plates, their favorite or most fun program to run, the difference macebells and Indian clubs make for joint stability, and whether chronic stress is a strong enough component to keep someone from achieving their fitness goals.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Are you looking to get lean? Well, you might have to bulk to make that happen.  (3:44)
  • Is BDE a real thing? (11:25)
  • How Justin dropped the ball on promoting his favorite product from Organifi. (21:14)
  • Kids say the darndest things. (26:56)
  • Why there is something so pure about radical honesty. (28:50)
  • How Mind Pump evaluates the supplement company’s they work with. (33:18)
  • Why Elon Musk is Sal’s favorite person he doesn’t know. (37:49)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Entrepreneur Video Essays with Jake Tran on YouTube. (40:18)
  • Inflation among commodities since 1970. (42:40)
  • How Ned’s hemp oil has helped Sal’s grandfather get back to good health. (50:30)
  • Financial literacy among the Mind Pump families. (55:51)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the difference between lifting steel plates vs. bumper plates? (59:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is your favorite or most fun MAPS program to run? (1:08:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – How much of a difference do maces and Indian clubs make for joint stability? (1:13:06)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is chronic stress a strong enough component to keep someone from achieving their fitness goals? (1:20:35)

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Dec 22, 2021
1710: The #1 Rule of Fitness
46:34

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the most important thing to focus on for a successful fitness journey.

  • The one rule to rule them all. (1:42)
  • Why the absence of illness is NOT health. (2:30)
  • How a healthy body adapts well to the many challenges in life. (5:53)
  • Good health means good movement. (9:25)
  • The steps to get your health back on track. (12:08)
  • #1 - LEARN how to listen to your body. (13:09)
  • #2 – Consider the WHOLE PICTURE. (24:35)
  • #3 – DON’T STAY in that extreme lane too long. (28:36)
  • #4 – BE MINDFUL of your tendencies and insecurities. (33:23)

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Dec 20, 2021
1709: How a 5x5 Routine Can Cause Injuries & Pain, What to Do If You Have Low Testosterone, Ways to Break Through a Plateau & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:57:27

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The best tool, generally speaking, for resistance training is free weights. (3:15)
  • The #1 reason Mind Pump works with NCI. (18:05)
  • How Justin’s new garage gym has been PRx’ed out! (22:16)
  • Why the sudden increase in millennials writing wills? (29:27)
  • How Justin got pulled back into Tiger King. (37:54)
  • What market industry is the top polluter in the world? (42:01)
  • Sal breaks his silence on questions he has been receiving regarding his physique. (49:21)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – Is it normal to start feeling moderate pain as you progress through a program and intensity? (1:07:52)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – Are there any easy hacks to get my squat to progress? (1:23:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – What can I do to improve my low testosterone levels? (1:31:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – How do I combat the feeling of not doing enough in the gym as a former high-level athlete? (1:43:44)

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Dec 18, 2021
1708: How to Improve the Mind-Muscle Connection, the Pros & Cons of Using Wrist Wraps, the Only People Who Should Use a Lifting Belt & More
01:18:09

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best ways to improve the mind-muscle connection, whether wrist wraps are helpful long-term or more detrimental, using a weight belt vs. just working on strengthening the core and proper breathing, and the proven benefits to taking ashwagandha.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: You can’t get fat from protein. (2:14)
  • Want a piece of the largest pot brownie in the world? (16:57)
  • Mind Pump makes some predictions on the growing inflation rate and how it will impact you. (19:53)
  • Eye drops that can eliminate the use of reading glasses! (29:35)
  • How glutathione can improve the pump. (35:27)
  • Adam and Sal recap their recent trip to the NCI coaching event in Arizona. (38:45)
  • Sal’s favorite Organifi product and why it’s in his daily rotation. (49:22)
  • Elon Musk, Time’s 2021 Person of the Year. (52:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways to improve mind-muscle connection? (56:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are wrist wraps helpful long-term or more detrimental? (59:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should I use a weight belt or just work on strengthening my core and proper breathing? (1:05:21)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are there any proven benefits to taking ashwagandha? (1:10:57)

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Dec 17, 2021
1707: The Top 5 Reasons You Are Not Recovering
44:25

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the main reasons why people do not properly recover.

  • The crucial missing piece to fitness success. (1:44)
  • Some clear signs that you may not be recovering properly. (4:10)
  • The Top 5 Reasons You Are Not Recovering.
  • #1 – Your workout programming is inappropriate for YOU. (9:40)
  • #2 – Poor sleep quality and your stress bucket may be full. (18:17)
  • #3 – You may not be meeting your nutritional needs. (26:48)
  • #4 – Your hormones may be out of balance. (31:52)
  • #5 - Not utilizing the RIGHT supplements. (35:08)

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Dec 16, 2021
1706: How to Improve Lifts Without a Spotter, Reasons Why a Caloric Deficit Doesn’t Always Result in Weight Loss, the Best Core Strengthening Exercises & More
01:28:33

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips for improving the bench press (or other lifts) without a spotter, common situations where a calorie deficit would not result in weight loss, the best bodyweight exercises to build a stronger core, and how to increase client compliance as a trainer.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Why ALL exercises are NOT inherently dangerous. (2:52)
  • The dangers of being exposed to Xenoestrogens and how Public Goods is aiming to combat that. (22:37)
  • #DadLife updates with the guys. Mind Pump Kitchen: Mind Pump Kids edition, blow pops, and being a trendsetter wearing Felix Gray glasses. (31:48)
  • Understanding inflation with Milton Friedman. (41:06)
  • The USA made a statement to China before the Beijing Winter Olympics and the art of flexing with NFTs. (47:38)
  • Cool Science with Sal featuring the NASA DART. (53:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some tips for improving the bench press (or other lifts) without a spotter? (56:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are there any common situations where a caloric deficit would not result in weight loss? (1:07:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the best bodyweight exercises to build a stronger core and when to program them? (1:12:52)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do I increase compliance with my clients? (1:18:37)

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Dec 15, 2021
1705: How to Stick to Your Diet
58:30

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten steps to a successful, long-term fat loss and maintenance strategy.

  • An open secret in the big box gym industry when it comes to making changes. (1:51)
  • Why the approach you are taking is all wrong. (6:02)
  • Ten Steps on How to Stick to Your Diet. (8:53)
  • #1 – Don't think of it as a diet. (9:44)
  • #2 – Start with small, but challenging, realistic goals. (13:37)
  • #3 – Understand and value all the benefits of food. (20:53)
  • #4 – Focus on your behaviors first. (27:04)
  • #5 – Become aware before, during, and after you eat. (30:23)
  • #6 – It's not that you can’t have the food, but you choose not to. (33:57)
  • #7 – Create barriers between you and your trigger foods. (37:58)
  • #8 – Tell the people in your life who care about you. (45:04)
  • #9 – Be empathetic to yourself. (48:13)
  • #10 – Learn to enjoy the journey. (51:26) 

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Dec 13, 2021
1704: Building Muscle With Fewer Calories, Full Body Workouts Vs. Body Part Splits, the Ultimate Workout Goal & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:51:38

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you train to move better, you are probably going to look better. If you train to look better, you won’t always move better. (2:47)
  • Does an athlete have an advantage in having an extra finger digit? (30:42)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Alpinist on Netflix. (32:24)
  • Get that glowing skin with Caldera. (40:34)
  • The times the government experimented on its own citizens. (45:38)
  • Quintin Tarantino getting sued over ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFT script auction. (49:17)
  • Sal is obsessed with Paleo Valley’s bone broth protein powder. (53:50)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – How can I hit my goal of building more muscle and not feel stuffed in the process of hitting my macros? (56:02)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – What is your philosophy behind MAPS Anabolic and its differences to Bigger, Leaner, Stronger by Mike Matthews? (1:09:35)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Can you offer advice/tweaks to my strength and conditioning programming for my student-athletes? (1:24:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – Am I reading too much into achieving the ultimate fitness goal? (1:40:26)

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Dec 11, 2021
1703: The Best & Worst Cheat Rep Exercises, the Most Overrated Supplements, the Best Grip for Deadlifts & More
01:23:57

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best and worst exercises to do cheat reps on, the most overrated supplements, the grip that is the best and safest for deadlifts, and how lack of sleep affects performance in the gym.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Sugar doesn’t make you fat, fat doesn’t make you fat. (2:38)
  • Butcher Box is now on Instacart. (25:12)
  • Dana White has NO filter. (27:29)
  • Conspiracy theories surrounding Jake Paul. (29:09)
  • Sal goes down the rabbit hole of old-school bodybuilder videos. (35:07)
  • The connection between Viagra and its effect on Alzheimer's disease. (36:48)
  • Some fascinating statistics on the physical therapy industry. (39:51)
  • The humbling ‘Spotify Wrapped’ numbers and their impact on downloads. (45:41)
  • Cool technology news with Sal: SpinLaunch completes the first prototype flight using a kinetic launch system. (50:54)
  • When a misdial leads to chat with one of your idols. (54:16)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best and worst exercises to do cheat reps on towards the end of your set? (57:29)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the most overrated supplements? (1:03:41)
  • #Quah question #3 - Which grip is the best and safest for deadlifts? (1:11:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – How does lack of sleep affect performance in the gym? Does it affect pumps? (1:15:10)

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Dec 10, 2021
1702: The Ultimate At-Home Workout Routine for the Holiday Season
46:48

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the benefits and challenges of working out at home and provide tips for getting the best workout possible.

  • Is the tide turning from at-home workouts to going back to the gym? (2:15)
  • The biggest challenges people face working out at home. (7:17)
  • The benefits of resistance bands. (9:43)
  • Why tension and isometrics will be all the rage. (14:12)
  • The lost art of suspension training. (15:54)
  • You cannot underestimate the power of novelty when it comes to adaptation. (19:43)
  • The importance of focusing on mobility. (26:50)
  • Get stable y’all. (31:31)
  • Build that core! (33:30)
  • Why Mind Pump prefers to workout at home. (38:02)
  • The Ultimate At-Home Workout Routine for the Holiday Season. (43:54)

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Dec 09, 2021
1701: The Dangers of Sugar Vs. Artificial Sweeteners, Comparing Sumo Vs. Conventional Deadlifts, When to Prioritize Static Stretches & More
01:23:21

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the superiority of sumo vs. conventional deadlifts, how to adjust macros to fit what’s right for the body, the distinction between mobility and the traditional end range, passive and static stretches, and the difference between sugar and artificial sweeteners on our body.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: For faster fat loss, rather than being in a calorie deficit, try to have an undulating approach. (4:30)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The Huaorani Tribe of Ecuador and their evolutional advantage of having an extra digit.  (19:28)
  • The allure of King Ranch. (24:49)
  • Mr. Beast’s Squid Game in real life. (30:35)
  • How Sal is sneaking Organifi Protein Powder into his daughter’s meals. (34:50)
  • Mind Pump loves butter. (36:40)
  • Dad life updates with the guys. (38:50)
  • Why Sal is obsessed with the De-Stress Blend by Ned. (44:37)
  • What’s the deal with Omicron? (49:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What type of deadlift is better, sumo or conventional? (1:00:43)
  • #Quah question #2 - Do macro split ratios matter? If so, how do I adjust my macros to fit what’s right for me? (1:05:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – You often make the distinction between mobility and the traditional end range passive and static stretches. Do you see any benefit in static stretches? When would they be prescribed over mobility work? (1:08:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's the difference between sugar and artificial sweeteners in our body? (1:14:09)

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Dec 08, 2021
1700: Seven Ways to Get Great Gains in 30 Minutes or Less
52:30

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover how to get an effective workout when time is limited.

  • It’s always TIME. (2:00)
  • The problems with the “all or nothing” mindset. (4:26)
  • The approach young trainers fail at. (9:20)
  • Seven Ways to Get Great Gains in 30 Minutes or Less. (14:36)
  • #1 – Master one movement. (15:35)
  • #2 – HIIT training, done properly. (19:57)
  • #3 – Mike Mentzer “Heavy Duty” style workout. (25:18)
  • #4 – Body-part focused complex workout. (30:43)
  • #5 – Frequent daily short workouts. (33:59)
  • #6 – Focus on mobility. (39:25)
  • #7 – Do something recreational outdoors. (44:58)

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Dec 06, 2021
1699: The Best Way to Train If You Only Have 30 Minutes, How to Train Around an Injury, Bouncing Back After Pregnancy & More (Listener Live Coaching)
02:04:19

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Fasted cardio is one of the best ways to burn body fat, but not the ways you might think. (4:35)
  • The Ghislaine Maxwell trial that NO ONE is talking about and the Clinton/Epstein connection. (12:57)
  • How we tend to ignore human behavior. (29:01)
  • Mind Pump Investments: The guys open up more on their recent investment in Zbiotics. (34:37)
  • Adam’s fascination with the metaverse, NFTs, and the future of virtual real estate. (39:05)
  • Magic Spoon, satisfaction guaranteed. (47:45)
  • Sal, sports ball fanatic? (51:46)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – What are your thoughts on isolation exercises as a tool for prehab/rehab? (1:03:06)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – Knowing that I have two upcoming hip surgeries, what should I be focusing on training-wise to keep the muscle I have built? (1:21:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Do you have any advice on how to build a training protocol for an upcoming military test post-pregnancy? (1:34:07)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – What is the best way to program training for your clients if you only have 30-minute training sessions? (1:44:57)

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Dec 04, 2021
1698: Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water, Exercises & Movements That Prevent Injury, Viagra as a Workout Supplement & More
01:16:21

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of supersets, signs you’re not drinking enough water, using Viagra to improve the pump in the gym, and important lifts or movements that manual laborers should focus on to prevent injury.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The importance of elbow positioning when training your arms. (3:50)
  • The guys share their fascination with the Cool Mitt technology. (10:17)
  • Red light therapy for eye performance. (18:06)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: What makes a platypus, cheetah, and duck unique? (24:15)
  • A Mind Pump Thanksgiving overview. (27:42)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite Christmas movies. (30:50)
  • Why is America’s trust in the media at an all-time low? (36:29)
  • Who is the most successful entrepreneur of all-time? (41:55)
  • Adam’s theory on NFTs. (43:36)
  • What is Mind Pump watching on TV? (48:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – Besides saving time, what are the benefits of supersets? (53:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some signs you’re not drinking enough water? (58:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – Have you heard of Viagra to improve your pump in the gym? (1:05:37)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are important lifts or movements that manual laborers should focus on to prevent injury? (1:09:48)

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Dec 03, 2021
1697: HIIT Training Doesn’t Work (Unless You Follow These Steps)
47:28

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss everything HIIT 

  • HIIT training season is here! (1:26)
  • Busting the myths surrounding HIIT. (6:00)
  • Who is HIIT training for? (7:36)
  • How has HIIT training been abused? (9:24)
  • HIIT Training Doesn’t Work (Unless You Follow These Steps). (13:49)
  • Step #1 – Programming matters! (15:30)
  • Step #2 – Have perfect form. (18:10)
  • Step #3 – Use rest periods as a tool to compose yourself. (23:06)
  • Step #4 – Apply plyometrics properly. (28:04)
  • Step #5 – Phase your programming. (32:35)
  • Step #6 – Focus on mobility. (38:24)
  • Why everyone should start as a beginner. (41:57)

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Dec 02, 2021
1696: Partial Reps Vs. Full Reps for Building Muscle, the Pros & Cons of Workout Partners, the Best Tools for Recovery & More
01:30:10

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about partial reps vs. full range of motion for hypertrophy, the pros and cons of having a workout partner, the benefit of massage guns, cold tubs, and saunas for recovery, and the value of Glutamine as a supplement.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When it comes to fitness, more is NOT always better. (4:21)
  • Humans’ similarities and differences to primates. (15:49)
  • Adam’s “Griswold's” Christmas Tree. (28:33)
  • Friendsgiving with the Di Stefano’s. (35:16)
  • Why companies like Butcher Box are positioned well to weather this inflationary storm. (37:10)
  • How Adam has inspired Sal to venture out to nicer restaurants. (39:12)
  • How humans tend to attach greed to money. (42:04)
  • Mind Pump loves old pop culture. (45:08)
  • Tiger King 2: Worth the hype or disappointment? (47:37)
  • Get your Felix Gray’s now! (52:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on partial reps vs. full range of motion for hypertrophy? (59:08)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the pros and cons of having a workout partner? (1:08:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on massage guns, cold tubs, and saunas for recovery? (1:18:16)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there any value in taking Glutamine as a supplement? (1:24:55)

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Dec 01, 2021
1695: How to Lose 100 Pounds
51:50

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten things a person should  do to successfully lose a lot of weight.

  • The psychological challenges of choosing to lose 100 pounds. (2:29)
  • The Biggest Loser distortion of reality. (5:20)
  • Ten Things a Person Should Do to Successfully Lose a lot of Weight.
  • #1 – Hire a therapist or enlist someone you trust & who loves you. (12:34)
  • #2 – Ditch the motivation hype and understand the importance of discipline & good habits. (17:20)
  • #3 – Focus on strength over the scale. (22:15)
  • #4 – Increase activity through daily habits. (25:52)
  • #5 – Eat your calories and NOT drink them. (30:07)
  • #6 – Avoid heavily processed foods. (33:02)
  • #7 – Create barriers between yourself and your impulses. (35:33)
  • #8 – Be mindful and slow down while eating. (39:54)
  • #9 – Prioritize protein. (43:51)
  • #10 – Hire a nutritionist. (46:17)

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Nov 29, 2021
1694: How to Combine Strength & Endurance Training, When to Add Deficit Deadlifts to Your Workout, Avoiding Weight Gain When Reducing Activity & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:36:01

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

  • Understanding and navigating the complete sphere of health. (3:58)
  • The unplugged vs the plugged in. How social media will impact our future societies. (18:55)
  • The value of spirituality and meditation. (27:50)
  • Adversity and fulfillment, the human condition. (32:45)
  • Caldera is NOT just for men. (36:37)
  • ChiliPad’s save marriages.  (39:12)
  • Mind Pump’s ‘Hall Pass’ strategy. (48:30)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – How can I avoid gaining weight while reducing my level of activity? (52:43)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – As an endurance athlete, how can I keep up my cardiovascular endurance in the offseason and gain some muscle and strength? (1:03:27)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – How can I increase my running speed, while gaining muscle and strength in preparation for a military fitness test? (1:15:55)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – Are there any benefits to adding deficit deadlifts to your routine? (1:24:12)

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Nov 27, 2021
1693: The Amount of Muscle a Beginner Can Put on in a Year, the Value of Tricep Kickbacks, How to Get Stronger Without Increasing Calories & More
01:27:32

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how much muscle an average genetics beginner can put on in a year assuming they’re following a MAPS program, whether tricep kickbacks are effective, if it is possible to get stronger while eating at maintenance, and why PT certification companies focus significantly on the idea of V02 max as the greatest indicator of health and for program training.

  • The guys talk all things hormones. The signs of low testosterone, why we are facing an epidemic, and a space to go to talk about it and get help. (4:00)
  • Opioid deaths are exploding! (21:57)
  • Peter Attia on the best practices for longevity. (25:23)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The plagues strike Egypt. (29:23)
  • Are we currently experiencing the worst times? (32:19)
  • Is crypto here to stay? (39:38)
  • Would you drink genetically engineered milk?! (41:53)
  • Psilocybin and its use to treat depression. (47:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – From your experience, how much muscle could an average genetics beginner put on in a year assuming they’re following a MAPS program? (1:02:01)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are tricep kickbacks effective? (1:09:16)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it possible to get stronger while eating at maintenance? (1:16:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – Why is it that some PT certification companies focus significantly on the idea of V02 max as the greatest indicator of health and tool for program training? (1:21:18)

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Nov 26, 2021
1692: Rethinking Entrepreneurship With Basecamp Founder David Hansson
01:27:39

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Basecamp Co-Founder David Heinemeier Hansson about what’s wrong with the popular model of entrepreneurship.

  • The terrible myths surrounding entrepreneurship. (1:50)
  • The differences between Danish and American cultures. (5:41)
  • How there are people who are more efficient with their time. (9:16)
  • How he got started and the inception of Basecamp. (13:32)
  • The value of efficiency. (20:25)
  • You have to learn how to build it yourself. (24:04)
  • The misleading concept of ‘running lean’. (28:24)
  • The false dichotomy entrepreneurs fall prey to. (34:49)
  • Was there a pivotal moment with his relationship with money? (42:44)
  • Why are people paying for something they can get for free? (48:09)
  • Why do so many entrepreneurs miss the obvious? (59:10)
  • Hacks to improve your personal efficiency. (1:04:06)
  • Do what makes you happy. (1:06:58)
  • Why he is skeptical about the Metaverse. (1:11:20)
  • His philosophy on screen time with his kids. (1:15:33)

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Nov 25, 2021
1691: How Isometrics Build Muscle, Why Working Out More Can Actually Slow Your Gains, the Benefits of Regular Vs. Hex Bar Deadlifts & More
01:22:56

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how much more progress can be made with four vs. three full-body workouts a week, the difference between a regular deadlift and a hex bar deadlift, whether isometrics build muscle and their utility in training, and advice for someone who wants to start online coaching but has no experience.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: For fat loss, should you focus more on the calories you burn manually or choose forms of exercise that teach you how to burn more calories automatically? (5:07)
  • The pros and cons of continuous glucose monitors. (17:21)
  • New product alert from Organifi! (22:23)
  • Which will come first, augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR)? (27:50)
  • When Channing Tatum films in your backyard. (35:30)
  • So, you say you like “golden showers?” (37:18)
  • The concept of Universal Basic Mobility, defined. (40:07)
  • The guy’s take on companies dividing up to focus on different things. (48:54)
  • When will the real estate bubble burst? (56:11)
  • #Quah question #1 - How much more progress can be made with four gym sessions per week vs. three full-body workouts a week? (1:00:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there a huge difference between a regular deadlift and a hex bar deadlift? (1:04:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – If isometrics don’t build muscle, what is their utility in training? (1:08:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your advice for someone who wants to start online coaching but has no experience? (1:14:15)

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Nov 24, 2021
1690: Eight Holiday Hacks to Prevent Fat Gain
40:49

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight ways to successfully avoid packing on fat over the holidays.

  • Eight Holiday Objective Strategies to Prevent Fat Gain. (3:12)
  • #1 – You bring a healthy dish. (4:05)
  • #2 – Organize family physical activity. (6:28)
  • #3 – Fast before the holiday meal and after. (11:37)
  • #4 – Prioritize essential macronutrients. (16:07)
  • #5 – Be present. (21:53)
  • #6 – Wait 15 minutes before you get seconds. (27:22)
  • #7 – Invite your family for a nice walk after dinner. (29:29)
  • #8 – Politely decline unnecessary leftovers. (32:08)
  • Bonus: Manage your alcohol consumption. (35:30)

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Nov 22, 2021
1689: How to Get Better at Pull-Ups, Using Unilateral Exercises to Correct Muscle Imbalances, How to Adjust Training If Muscles Are Excessively Sore & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:52:15

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: How to manipulate rest periods for adaptation. (4:53)
  • Dad life updates with the guys. (10:54)
  • Making the argument that genetically modified humans will be a good thing. (23:21)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The “Suicide Plant” in Australia has the most painful stingers in the world. (31:10)
  • Inflation is out of control! (34:12)
  • Yes, you can hire companies to set up your Christmas decorations. (38:17)
  • Luna Physical Therapy’s new partnership. (43:34)
  • OSHA suspends the vaccine mandate. (47:05)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – How can I adjust my training if my muscles are extremely sore? (58:02)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – How do I prevent injuries, and take care of myself in pursuit of becoming a professional powerlifter? (1:12:12)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Is it normal that my body has become “thicker” after focusing on unilateral training? (1:23:31)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – Am I impeding on the outcomes of my resistance training routine when I ramp it up with short bouts of high-intensity cardio at the end of my workouts?  Also, how can I get better at pull-ups? (1:36:40)

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Nov 20, 2021
1688: How to Build Your Hamstrings, Tips to Squat More Weight, the Benefits of Adding Kettlebell Swings to Your Workout & More
01:16:11

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about home gym hamstring workouts, how to back squat more weight, ways to add kettlebell swings into a program, and the age where eating in a caloric surplus is no longer recommended.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Fasting is terrible for fat loss. (5:29)
  • Is Beyond Meat falling out of favor? (14:29)
  • Going all out for Adam’s 40th. (18:33)
  • Adam and Justin share their skydiving experience. (21:34)
  • Sal’s experience with Superdrol. (30:04)
  • Is YouTube removing the dislike button? (34:43)
  • Why would the motivation be for Bill Gates putting out misinformation? (40:53)
  • How much sugar is really in your McDonald’s sweet tea? (47:33)
  • Another great use for Organifi’s protein powder. (48:11)
  • What Mind Pump is watching on TV? (49:50)
  • NCI’s $10,000 money-back guarantee. (51:48)
  • #Quah question #1 - I’d like to focus on my hamstrings, and I need recommendations for home gym workouts? (55:54)
  • #Quah question #2 - How can I back squat more weight? (1:01:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would kettlebell swings be put into a program? (1:05:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there any age where you would not recommend eating in a caloric surplus? (1:09:28)

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Nov 19, 2021
1687: Eight Exercise Combos for Maximum Gains
50:43

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover some of the best exercise combinations for each part of the body.

  • Eight Exercise Combinations for the average-consistent fitness consumer. (2:40)
  • #1 – Legs: Barbell Squat to Romanian Deadlift. (5:43)
  • #2 – Back: Barbell Row to Pull Up’s. (9:59)
  • #3 – Chest: Press to a Fly. (15:58)
  • #4 – Shoulders: Standing Overhead Press to Rear Delt Flys. (21:32)
  • #5 – Biceps: Barbell Curl to Hammer Curls. (29:34)
  • #6 – Triceps: Parallel Bar Dips to Overhead Tricep Extension. (34:12)
  • #7 – Core: Perfect Sit-Up to Cable Chops. (39:25)
  • #8 – Calves: Jump Rope to Seated Calf Raises. (43:17)

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Nov 18, 2021
1686: The Benefit of Training With Only the Big 4 Lifts, Broscience That Actually Works, How to Know You Are Training Too Much & More
01:20:07

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss doing only the big 4 lifts with no other accessories, what broscience still holds true today, how to know when you're training too much for your goals, and ways to deal with protein farts?

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Frequency, volume, intensity, and their inverse relationship when it comes to your workouts. (4:59)
  • How Ned’s new product, De-Stress, has antidotally helped Sal with his recovery. (11:53)
  • Not all movies are what they portray to be. (19:54)
  • The guy’s on the technology in the latest 007 film. (22:06)
  • Rail guns are cool. (24:00)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of Disney’s Metaverse. (25:45)
  • The keys to happiness. (30:15)
  • Adam’s 40th birthday bonanza! (32:43)
  • Justin wants a radical shark vehicle. (40:28)
  • Butcher Box’s bacon is legit! (42:42)
  • Do you believe the hype around Chinese real estate, crypto, and NFTs? (46:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on doing only the big 4 lifts with no other accessories? (57:16)
  • #Quah question #2 - What broscience did you do in the past that still holds true today? (1:03:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – How to know when you're training too much for your goals? (1:10:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some ways to deal with protein farts? (1:13:35)

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Nov 17, 2021
1685: Why Mobility Training Is So Important If You Work an Office Job
48:48

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover the importance of mobility for injury prevention, improved productivity, and improved workouts.

  • How pain today is much more connected to not moving enough. (2:11)
  • What made Adam stop his boot camp business and focus more on making people feel good. (4:44)
  • The two biggest flaws with how people approach their pain in the workplace. (7:42)
  • Why your body is only ever as strong and mobile as it NEEDS to be. (10:32)
  • Mobility is a prerequisite. (13:19)
  • Mobility has to be ACTIVE. (15:30)
  • How to train the body to make good posture feel more natural. (17:39)
  • You MUST change your mentality surrounding mobility. (24:04)
  • Why feedback is so important when first starting your mobility training. (26:01)
  • Stretch with PURPOSE. (28:19)
  • Increase your productivity at work by taking mobility breaks. (30:31)
  • How improving your mobility unlocks the potential of so many more effective exercises. (33:22)
  • Be kind to yourself and trust the process. (40:18)
  • How do I add/incorporate mobility into my training routine? (44:10)

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Nov 15, 2021
1684: How to Undo the Damage Caused by a Bad Fitness Coach, Learning a New Skill in the Gym, How to Get Back Into Lifting After a Break & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:30:09

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



Nov 13, 2021
1683: The Difference Between Having Muscle & Being Strong, How to Correctly Perform a Seated Shoulder Press, Gaining Muscle Without Gaining Fat Vs. Losing Fat Without Losing Muscle & More
01:22:31

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between having muscle & being strong, whether the seated dumbbell shoulder press should be done at a slight incline or at 90 degrees, if it is harder for the average person to gain muscle without gaining fat or lose fat without losing muscle, and how to deal with weird looks when doing the mobility sessions in MAPS Performance.

  • The many complexities of working with a team. (3:39)
  • It’s crazy how strong people can be. (10:50)
  • What you can learn from the training techniques of old strongmen. (15:06)
  • Identifying insecurities and how to work through them. (21:51)
  • Wegovy, the latest blockbuster weight loss drug. (36:21)
  • Are athletes taking parasites to remove fear and anxiety? (46:25)
  • Will the Metaverse influence the real world? (49:28)
  • Vuori is on a rocket ship! (52:27)
  • How Rob Dyrdek is someone Adam would like to hang out with. (56:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there a difference between having muscle and being strong? (1:01:29)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should the seated dumbbell shoulder press be done at a slight incline or at 90 degrees? (1:07:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – In your opinion, is it harder for the average person to gain muscle without gaining fat or lose fat without losing muscle? (1:13:10)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you deal with the weird looks you get when doing the mobility sessions in MAPS Performance? (1:16:59)

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Nov 12, 2021
1682: Bacteria for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss & Health
01:15:26

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Zack Abbott, founder of ZBiotics, about the fascinating science of genetically modified bacteria and health.

  • What is the microbiome? (3:27)
  • Why is our mood affected by our gut? (4:58)
  • How complex is this area of science? (11:04)
  • What do we know about the microbiome and performance? (16:11)
  • The interesting research surrounding the vaginal microbiome. (19:15)
  • Do probiotics inhibit antibiotics? (21:16)
  • How our microbiome responds to what we give it. (24:40)
  • When did he first fall in love with science? (26:35)
  • His experience taking a product to market. (30:25)
  • Are viruses alive? (32:01)
  • Is modified bacteria the future? (32:41)
  • Breaking down the science of how Zbiotics works. (35:06)
  • Protecting the ‘special sauce’ of their strain. (43:06)
  • Busting the stigma surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). (46:33)
  • Is nature our biggest enemy? (50:28)
  • Using genetic engineering to feed humanity. (53:27)
  • Balancing expectations of customers’ responses to their product. (58:50)
  • There are rules for a reason. (1:02:30)
  • The science of the hangover. (1:05:16)
  • Hard alcohol before beer, are you in the clear? Or, beer before liquor you’ve never been sicker? (1:07:23)
  • What does the timeline look for the next Zbiotics products? (1:10:56)

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Nov 11, 2021
1681: The Optimal Body Fat Percentage for Building Muscle, Staying Disciplined With Workout & Diet, the Best Intra-Workout Foods & Drinks & More
01:31:39

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss whether there is an optimal body fat percentage for building muscle, advice for someone who tends to hop between training programs and diet plans, the benefits of intra workout food & drinks, and how to get over the fear of failing when wanting to become an entrepreneur.

  • Is the pump sometimes overrated? (5:20)
  • Finally, a positive way to give your kids a ‘complex’. (13:03)
  • The Caldera partnership has been fully received by the ‘pump heads’. (19:34)
  • Why we should have exceptions to the rule in the criminal justice system. (22:34)
  • Understanding the excitement surrounding the Metaverse. (26:27)
  • Breaking down the Double-slit experiment and its relation to the simulation. (30:54)
  • Revisiting the Zillow conversation and future of the housing market. (39:39)
  • Yet another reason to increase your financial IQ and resiliency. (50:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there an optimal body fat percentage for building muscle? (58:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – What advice do you have for someone who tends to hop between training programs and diet plans? (1:06:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – What’s your take on intra workouts and drinks? What are the benefits of incorporating them, and what are some good options? (1:13:36)
  • #Quah question #4 - How to get over the fear of failing when wanting to become an entrepreneur? (1:18:12)

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Nov 10, 2021
1680: Muscle Science With Jordan Shallow
01:26:57

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Jordan Shallow about muscle, pain and his training certification.

  • What made him want to take on a coaching certification? (2:42)
  • Do we have the ability to out structure bad function? (7:20)
  • The misconception around the definition of stability. (13:00)
  • Why theoretical knowledge without proper application is useless. (15:28)
  • Movement is learning. (22:31)
  • How really good athletes have a high internal motion capture. (27:38)
  • Vibration moves faster than pain. (32:21)
  • Why he teaches a principle-based approach. (38:05)
  • The neurological underpinning of muscle tightness. (43:30)
  • The value in finding the right index for your client. (46:40)
  • The most valuable experience of his certification. (55:22)
  • There is so much wisdom from learning from others. (1:00:32)
  • The challenge of digital etiquette with online coaches. (1:05:10)
  • Is there a portion of the curriculum that he is most proud of? (1:10:57)
  • Why his goal is NOT to confuse his clients. (1:12:13)
  • Did fear ever set in while creating his courses? (1:17:10)
  • The impact a good coach can have on someone’s quality of life. (1:20:42)

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Nov 08, 2021
1679: Low Carb Vs. High Carb Diets, Doing Less to Get Better Results in the Gym, Building Muscle & Strength After a Major Weight Loss & More
01:48:52

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

  • The benefits of the sled for fitness and muscle gain. (4:40)
  • How young is too young for social media? (8:10)
  • Did Aurelius inherit Sal’s dancing ability? (24:45)
  • Dad life stories with the guys. (26:13)
  • Trick or Treating with the Mind Pump crew. (29:16)
  • Why throwing money at the problem doesn’t always help. (35:00)
  • Finally settling the debate of Justin’s favorite flavor of Magic Spoon. (45:36)
  • Why the guys only give Serenity Kids products to their kids. (51:00)
  • The guys still have their concerns about Bitcoin. (54:17)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – What is the ideal way to program my workouts as a professional dance member of an NBA team? (57:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – What advice would you give someone overcoming burnout? (1:07:48)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – What are your programming and nutrition recommendations in preparation for my first bikini competition? (1:22:41)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – What is a good strategy to start eating more calories, building my metabolism back up, and building back muscle to avoid gaining the weight I have worked so hard to shed? (1:36:00)

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Nov 06, 2021
1678: Heel Raised Squats for Quad Development, Mike Mentzer’s Heavy Duty Training Review, the Most Essential Equipment for a Home Gym & More
01:18:09

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss raised heel squats for quad development, Mike Mentzer’s heavy-duty training, the top 10 essentials for building a home gym, and the myths and facts on apple cider vinegar.

  • The ketogenic diet, the benefits, and the drawbacks. (3:57)
  • Mind Pump’s most fascinating personal training clients. (7:34)
  • Justin’s joints now predict the weather. (19:26)
  • The Mind Pump robot debate continues its slow burn. (21:56)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of the Metaverse. (29:25)
  • What’s the deal with ‘Poopy Pants Biden’? (34:08)
  • Beware of fake news. (35:46)
  • Can you theoretically ‘game’ a market? (37:33)
  • Coca-Cola acquires BodyArmor. (46:01)
  • Jewel is cool. (48:04)
  • Marc Andreessen’s BIG flex. (49:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on the raised heel squats for quad development? (53:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on Mike Mentzer’s heavy-duty training? (56:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the top 10 essentials for building a home gym? (1:04:15)
  • #Quah question #4 - Myths and facts on apple cider vinegar? (1:08:30)

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Nov 05, 2021
1677: The Best Explosive Exercises for Muscle Growth & Fat Loss
59:21

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover some of the best explosive movements you can do for all parts of your body.

  • The misunderstanding around explosive training. (2:43)
  • Stop blaming your age. (7:48)
  • The difference between strength and power. (11:16)
  • What you practice is what you get. (16:16)
  • Defining fast-twitch versus slow-twitch muscle fibers. (22:18)
  • Where is the best place to put explosive exercises into your routine? (24:52)
  • The Best Explosive Exercises for Each Muscle Group. 
  • #1 – Legs: Box Jumps and Hill Sprints. (27:09)
  • #2 – Hips/Glutes/Hamstrings/Lower Back: Kettlebell Swings and Band/Sled Row. (33:16)
  • #3 – Lats: Overhead Slam/Throw with Medicine Ball. (39:42)
  • #4 – Chest: Explosive Push Up and Chest Press. (42:20)
  • #5 – Shoulders: Push Press and Circus Press. (44:48)
  • #6 – Core: Side Chop with Bands, Landmine, and Side Toss with Medicine Ball. (51:52)
  • #7 – Calves: Jump Rope and Ice Skaters. (53:56)

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Nov 04, 2021
1676: Difficult Exercises You Better Not Skip, How Much Sugar Is Too Much, Brown Rice Vs. White Rice & More
01:31:02

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercise they dislike but do regularly because they know how beneficial they are, what to do during rest times between sets, the difference between white rice and brown rice, and how much sugar a day is too much.

  • The most impactful teachers the guys had growing up. (5:07)
  • The importance of valuing money and how to earn it. (11:28)
  • The two worst things to happen in the middle of the night. (23:08)
  • How to justify your meat consumption from a kid. (28:52)
  • Organifi, improving the quality of life for Mind Pump listeners. (31:04)
  • What is Mind Pump watching on the big and silver screens? (39:39)
  • Where are the protests for Dr. Fauci?! (52:04)
  • The Ned hemp oil is QUALITY! (54:26)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the exercise you dislike the most, but do regularly because it’s beneficial? (1:00:46)
  • #Quah question #2 - What do you all do during rest times between sets? (1:08:10)
  • #Quah question #3 - White rice versus brown rice, is there really a difference? (1:15:31)
  • #Quah question #4 - How much sugar in a day is too much? (1:19:56)

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Nov 03, 2021
1675: Eight Ways to Get the BEST Muscle Pump
37:51

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight was to ensure an amazing pump when you work out.

  • Hack your pump. (2:14)
  • Eight Ways to Get the BEST Muscle Pump. 
  • #1 – Stay hydrated. (4:18)
  • #2 – Eat carbohydrates 2-3 hours going into your workout. (13:04)
  • #3 – Get good sleep. (17:55)
  • #4 – Do higher reps. (22:35)
  • #5 – Slow down your tempo. (23:46)
  • #6 – Utilize shorter rest periods. (24:30)
  • #7 – Apply full-range of motion exercises. (25:55)
  • #8 – Take supplements after you utilize all the free tools. (27:46)

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Nov 01, 2021
1674: How to Build Bigger Arms, Creatine and Hair Loss, Weekend Eating Hacks for Fat Loss & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:39:00

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

  • Fat cells are found to play a central role in cognitive decline. (5:30)
  • Disney satire. (14:24)
  • Shout out to Dads on Duty. (18:46)
  • Mind Pump on effective child discipline. (20:20)
  • Justin is the ultimate ‘flatlander’. (28:47)
  • Vuori now sells flannel! (30:30)
  • Sal is sold on Robot Gary. (33:10)
  • The earliest prehistoric art has been discovered. (37:02)
  • Trump’s TRUTH Social is all speculative. (39:05)
  • “Let’s Go Brandon” is making waves on iTunes. (41:21)
  • Is hyperinflation coming? (44:29)
  • Zbiotics ALWAYS delivers. (52:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to incorporate the MAPS Biceps/Triceps mods into my current programming? (57:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there a point when diet is enough and that I’m wasting my money on creatine? (1:06:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I reverse diet to get my metabolism back to where it was before? (1:16:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you lose weight and still gain muscle, while having to meet the military’s requirements? (1:28:41)

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Oct 30, 2021
1673: How to Know If You Have Reached Your Genetic Muscle Building Potential, the Downside of Over-Consuming Protein, the Toxins in Vegetables & More
01:17:35

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to know when you have reached your genetic potential, whether you can over-consume protein, if it is normal to progress on some lifts but regress on others at the same time, and if it is true certain vegetables are toxic.

  • Another great forgotten exercise. (4:05)
  • New technology is emerging in the housing market. (12:24)
  • The importance of having tough conversations. (18:00)
  • Organifi Pure, take it so your brain doesn’t fart like Justin’s. (22:14)
  • To catch a predator. (25:28)
  • When science proves that ‘class clowns’ may be the brightest people in the room. (30:13)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Dune in theaters, and HBO Max. (36:37)
  • Felix Gray has now entered the gaming market! (39:05)
  • You can die from having too much gas?! (44:56)
  • The sue-happy people need to stop. (46:30)
  • #Quah questions #1 - How do you know when you have reached your genetic potential and what is the age that most people reach it? (51:27)
  • #Quah question #2 - Can you over-consume protein? (59:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it normal to progress on some lifts but regress on others, at the same time? If not, what can be the problem? (1:03:22)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your take on certain vegetables being toxic? (1:08:43)

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Oct 29, 2021
1672: The Best Exercises from the Best Bodybuilders
49:03

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the favorite exercises of top bodybuilders.

  • How certain bodybuilders are known for their particular body parts. (2:07)
  • The Body Part Most Known from the Best Bodybuilders and the Best Exercises for that Body Part. (4:37)
  • The chest and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (5:00)
  • The back and Franco Columbu with special mentions for Dorian Yates and Ronnie Coleman. (9:16)
  • The shoulders and Bertil Fox. (17:35)
  • The quads/hamstrings and Tom Platz. (25:32)
  • The biceps and Leroy Colbert. (30:23)
  • The triceps and Kevin Levrone. (35:45)
  • The calves and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (39:02)
  • The abs and Frank Zane. (44:26)

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Oct 28, 2021
1671: The Top 3 Muscle Building Factors, the Ideal Amount of Water to Drink Daily, Building More Muscle By Taking Time Off & More
01:24:42

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the top 3 training techniques for building muscle, how much water to drink daily, whether a week without training is beneficial, and if knee sleeves are necessary.

  • The underrated benefits of the sled drive. (6:13)
  • Eugene Teo stirring up controversy once again. (9:29)
  • Shout out to the #Strongwomendeadlift participants. (19:26)
  • Donald Trump is launching his new social media platform. (21:41)
  • Ned has knocked it out of the park with their new destress blend. (28:31)
  • The top social media app for in-app purchases may surprise you. (31:12)
  • Tonal is partnering with LeBron James. (33:51)
  • Ben Greenfield is NOT a shit talker. (37:52)
  • Hot new product alert from Caldera. (40:43)
  • You can still get in on the Mind Pump x NCI Mentorship Coaching calls. (43:47)
  • What is going on with Belcampo? (50:39)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The theory surrounding the Garden of Eden. (54:23)
  • Astrological signs and vaccines, yes, they are connected. (58:04)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the top 3 training techniques for building muscle? (1:02:07)
  • #Quah question #2 - How much water should you drink daily? (1:07:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is a week without training  beneficial, or will I lose muscle? (1:13:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are knee sleeves necessary for powerlifting? (1:16:02)

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Oct 27, 2021
1670: When Lifting Light Builds More Muscle
48:40

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover scenarios where lifting light actually produces better results.

  • The advantages/disadvantages of training men versus women. (2:21)
  • Seven Scenarios When Lifting Light Actually Builds More Muscle. (7:30)
  • #1 – Correctional or Rehab. (8:08)
  • #2 – Training for the Pump. (15:13)
  • #3 – Isolating Specific Muscles. (22:12)
  • #4 – Practicing the Skill. (24:51)
  • #5 – Adding more Frequency. (30:51)
  • #6 – Deload Week. (36:10)
  • #7 – Some Exercises Lend Themselves Better for Light Weight. (40:39)

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Oct 25, 2021
1669: How to Cut Cardio Without Gaining Weight, The Downside of Using a Fit Bit for Tracking Calories, What to Do When You Feel Burned Out With Lifting & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:48:49

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

  • How the dumbbell pullover is a foundational movement. (5:19)
  • Jordan Shallow has a vocabulary and brain like no other. (8:11)
  • What will be more popular, biohacking/genetically modifying your body or going virtual? (14:49)
  • Economic ignorance and the propaganda machine of the media. (25:19)
  • What does the future of education look like? (30:48)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (37:37)
  • Who is more prone to injury risk when weight training, men or women? (41:42)
  • In N Out takes a stand in San Francisco. (47:58)
  • Can Chili Sleep save marriages and also cause divorces? (51:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I speed up my metabolism, and lower my body fat percentage at the same time? (58:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – What can I do when I feel burnt out from a lift, and what can I do in meantime to maintain my strength and progress from that lift? (1:12:35)
  • #Quah question #3 – How should I adjust my diet, calorie intake, since starting my first dose of hormone replacement therapy? (1:25:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I cut cardio without gaining weight? (1:35:04)

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Oct 23, 2021
1668: The Best Exercises to Build the Back, the Difference Between Mobility and Flexibility, Supplements That Should Never Be Taken Together & More
01:09:36

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises for building the back, the difference between mobility and flexibility, the best time to train the core and how often, and what supplements should not be taken together.

  • Another study confirmed the validity of sarcoplasmic hypertrophy. (4:06)
  • One more step to being completely plugged in. (11:18)
  • What is Mind Pump is watching on TV? (20:49)
  • Netflix takes a stand. (22:29)
  • Mind Pump rates the various Batman’s. (23:30)
  • The PRx cages are on another level! (25:10)
  • The potential benefits of teaching your baby sign language. (28:13)
  • Mind Pump Kitchen featuring Butcher Box cuts. (30:44)
  • Tetherball, an outlet for your anger. (32:24)
  • The arms race no one is paying attention to. (36:10)
  • Halloween costumes have come a LONG way. (38:17)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises for building the back? (46:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the difference between mobility and flexibility? (52:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – When is the best time to train the core, and how often? (56:19)
  • #Quah question #4 - What supplements should not be taken together? (1:01:16)

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Oct 22, 2021
1667: The Best Exercises You Can Do to Develop the Perfect Butt
47:37

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover the most effective butt building exercises.

  • Why is the butt a muscle that everyone focuses on? (2:54)
  • The challenges people face in building their butt. (6:44)
  • The reasons why your butt is NOT responding. (9:23)
  • The importance of frequency and emphasizing the RIGHT exercises. (16:40)
  • The Best Exercises You Can Do to Develop the Perfect Butt
  • #1 – Barbell Hip Thrust. (24:46)
  • #2 – Barbell Back Squat. (27:33)
  • #3 – Deadlift Variations. (30:28)
  • #4 – Good Mornings. (36:33)
  • #5 – Spilt Stance Variations. (37:52)
  • #6 – Single Leg Variations. (41:23)

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Oct 21, 2021
1666: The Truth About Fasted Cardio, How the Pump Helps You Build Muscle, the Residual Muscle Building Effects of Prior Steroid Use & More
01:10:13

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether fasted cardio really makes a difference, the effect former steroid or growth hormone use has on your current muscle growth, the benefits in adding bands or chains on the big 3, and whether getting a pump does anything for hypertrophy.

  • Startling statistics for the US Fitness Industry from 2020. (4:10)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Mindbody acquisition, supply/demand chain issues, and the state of the market. (6:17)
  • Proud son moment for Sal. (12:49)
  • Mind Pump’s go-to bedtime regimen with Organifi’s Gold Juice. (16:18)
  • Justin’s run-in with Pavel Tsatsouline, and the pros/cons of certifications. (17:56)
  • Shout out to Kim Constable, aka the Sculpted Vegan. (28:19)
  • A study shows that women who eat more animal protein have more muscle than women who don’t. (29:46)
  • An update on the Resistance Training Revolution. (32:36)
  • Demi Lovato, stay in your lane. (35:54)
  • Joe Rogan roasts Dr. Sanjay Gupta. (38:51)
  • Vuori is KILLING it! (41:27)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does fasted cardio really make a difference? (46:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – If you’ve taken growth hormones or steroids in years past, do they still affect your current muscle growth? (52:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are there any benefits in adding bands or chains on the big 3 or any other workouts? Or is it too much overtraining? (57:26)
  • #Quah question #4 - Does getting a pump do anything for hypertrophy? (1:01:15)

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Oct 20, 2021
1665: How Gyms Survived Shutdowns With Jason Khalipa
01:22:37

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with former CrossFit champion and gym owner Jason Khalipa about the challenges of running gyms during shutdowns and ongoing uncertainty.

  • Unpacking the pivots made since the beginning of the pandemic? (1:50)
  • Utilizing their likeness with their license program. (5:25)
  • What were the biggest differences he saw from the various government mandates? (8:22)
  • How did he handle this personally? (12:43)
  • Has he noticed a rebound effect in his businesses? (18:13)
  • How people don’t realize what they had until it’s gone. (21:33)
  • The steep learning curve of digital fitness space. (24:03)
  • What is he most proud of? (28:09)
  • Was he surprised what happened with Greg Glassman? (32:28)
  • Does he believe the perception has changed surrounding the CrossFit brand? (34:27)
  • What markets should we keep an eye on? (40:00)
  • How can the fitness space better communicate the benefits of being healthy and fit? (41:18)
  • How fitness teaches you micro adversity. (46:30)
  • Does he see a business in teaching children to move more? (48:10)
  • The ebbs and flows of building an app. (50:17)
  • The value of podcasting and social media in building a business. (56:00)
  • The best entrepreneurial advice he has received. (59:37)
  • His goal in competing in the CrossFit Legends Invitational. (1:02:15)
  • What brought him to jujutsu? (1:07:12)
  • Did he have a nemesis while he was competing? (1:10:00)
  • The good in seeing the sport transition outside the gym. (1:11:22)
  • What does the future look like for NC Fit? (1:13:31)

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Oct 18, 2021
1664: How to Reduce Cardio Without Gaining Weight, Ways to Shrink an Overdeveloped Body Part, Adjusting Workouts to Accommodate an Unusual Work Schedule & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:37:29

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

  • What new supplement is Sal taking? (4:49)
  • The guys break down Olympia weekend 2021. (10:40)
  • Is Tyson Fury the GOAT? (14:44)
  • What day hasn’t been hijacked? (17:00)
  • How the waiting room experiment is an example of ‘woke’ culture today. (21:55)
  • Why you can sell nearly anything if you make it sound good. (25:54)
  • Public Goods has it all! (26:57)
  • Should one compete in bodybuilding? (28:25)
  • Yes, there are now VR strip clubs. (32:43)
  • What is Mind Pump watching? (37:12)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (40:31)
  • Gavin Newsom, what is your desired outcome? (45:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you increase a bariatric patient’s metabolism? (52:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – What program would you recommend for an Olympic weightlifting athlete who is looking to reduce her volume of training without gaining weight? (1:09:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there a way to build muscle and drop body fat while maintaining the same weight? (1:22:12)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any advice on how to adjust my workouts to accommodate an unusual work schedule? (1:28:55)

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

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

  • How extreme overtraining can be terrible to your body. (3:23)
  • Luna Physical Therapy is here to disrupt the space. (14:57)
  • Mind Pump’s ultimate goal is to save the world! (22:04)
  • Mind Pump Investments: What is the main goal of the guy's side investments? (24:13)
  • Dave Chappelle is the GOAT. (28:02)
  • What is the financial impact of Tesla HQ heading to Texas? (35:47)
  • What an ex-Google executive thinks about A.I. (39:26)
  • Are we genetically engineering pigs?! (43:03)
  • How blue-light blocking glasses may help with anxiety. (45:56)
  • Adam doubles down on his robot theory. (47:50)
  • #Quah question #1 - Why are Iron Man athletes muscular even though they do excessive cardio? (54:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to even out the quads? (1:00:51)
  • #Quah question #3 - How long to stick to a program? (1:05:07)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) worth it? (1:10:56)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1640: Five Steps to Build Muscle Without Adding Fat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1637:  5 Weird Tricks to Improve Your Sleep

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

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

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

1636:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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