Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

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Subscribers: 1995
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 @mindpumpradio, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and on Facebook at mindpumpshow. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at www.mindpumpmedia.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar 06, 2021
1503: The Ideal Amount of Protein for Muscle Gain & Fat Loss, How to Know If You Have Good Muscle Building Genes, Walking for Fat Loss & More
01:03:46
  • Sal’s baby monitor snafu. (6:15)
  • The funny ways guys try to impress girls. (14:05)
  • When Sci-fi movie plots come to life. (17:42)
  • Will gyms survive the pandemic? (18:25)
  • Have we lost our common sense of morality? (24:03)
  • Are we predisposed to have genetically gifted body parts? (35:37)
  • Red light therapy and recovery. (41:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is it true that shorter walks of 30 minutes or less will primarily burn sugar and carbs, while longer walks will primarily burn fat? (44:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can you know how good your muscle-building genes are? Wrist, ankle, and neck measurements? What would be good measurements as opposed to bad? (47:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – I'm an old has been and want to look and feel like I can still f*** s*** up! What program would I do for that? (54:33)
  • #Quah question #4 – Why do most calorie and macro calculators still use the old school 1 gram pound per body weight and even above 1.2 grams while cutting? When most recent studies show no benefits for muscle building or fat loss in going above 0.7 grams per pound? (56:42)

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Mar 05, 2021
1502: How to Drink & Stay Fit
44:45

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin talk about how to enjoy drinking alcohol and still achieve your fitness goals.

  • The fascinating and surprising statistics surrounding drinking alcohol. (2:24)
  • Then and Now: How the guys address the alcohol conversation to their clients. (7:36)
  • How to drink and stay fit for the party animal. (11:11)
  • What alcohol does to the body. (16:18)
  • What you can do to help mitigate the effects of too much alcohol and the value of pacing yourself. (22:57)
  • Diet and alcohol. (26:12)
  • The alcohols with the least amount of physical effects on the body. (29:46)
  • Addressing your behaviors/psychology and building your self-awareness around alcohol. (31:13)
  • Why it is good to have hard rules for yourself. (35:45)
  • The Mind Pump formula for drinking and staying fit. (41:54)

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Mar 04, 2021
1501: The Fat Burning Zone Myth, How to Build Side Butt, Supplements That Are Worth Buying & More
01:11:31

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the “fat burning zone,” how to train and grow the gluteus medius, what supplements are worth spending big money on and which ones to avoid, and how to stay motivated when you have reached most of your natural potential.

  • The release of Sal’s book is nearly here! (4:57)
  • The controversy surrounding Mr. Potato Head. (12:04)
  • The truth behind Orangetheory’s EPOC “afterburn” effect claims. (14:18)
  • Mind Pump Workouts: Updates on their current training, nutrition, and challenges. (23:22)
  • How to wean yourself off caffeine using Organifi’s red juice. (27:03)
  • Mind Pump love drones. (29:35)
  • The guys are REALLY into UFOs. (32:15)
  • The dangers of ‘cock fighting’. (37:32)
  • What country is the leader in ‘party drug’ consumption? (40:48)
  • The SARMS market is booming! (42:52)
  • How Paleo Valley’s beef sticks have ruined all beef jerky for the guys. (45:03)
  • The value of following a structured workout to keep you on track. (46:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is the “fat-burning zone” a real thing? (49:09)
  • #Quah question #2 - How should one train and grow the gluteus medius? (56:52)
  • #Quah question #3 - What supplements are worth spending big money on and which ones can I save on? (1:00:48)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you stay motivated when you have reached most of your natural potential? (1:05:39)

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Mar 03, 2021
1500: Seven Lies Fitness Influencers Love to Tell
54:48

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin uncover seven lies that are commonly spread by fitness influencers.

  • How the old tricks still work. (2:15)
  • The challenges of these “new” fitness influencers. (5:19)
  • The Seven Lies Fitness Influencers Love to Tell. (5:58)
  • #1 – They are natural. (6:12)
  • #2 – The way to get to your goals is “no days off” and “beast mode.” (13:45)
  • #3 – Take something popular and counter it for attention and clicks. (20:00)
  • #4 – How cardio is the best way to burn body fat. (30:13)
  • #5 – Supplements make a HUGE difference. (37:05)
  • #6 – Protein doesn’t make you fat. (43:52)
  • #7 – There is an anabolic window and using fasting as a way to diet. (45:49)

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Mar 01, 2021
1499: What to Do to Get Past a Sticking Point in a Lift, How to Build Muscle & Improve Sports Performance at the Same Time, Strategies for Combating Headaches & Migraines & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:21:43

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

  • Courteney Andrews likes to have a good time. (4:31)
  • Mind Pump Confessions: The guy's reckless driving days as young men. (8:44)
  • Is society being degraded by the ‘helicopter’ parent? (24:52)
  • The biggest risks the guys have taken. (28:38)
  • How the guys use Organifi Pure to enhance their cognitive abilities. (32:35)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Fitness trends for 2021 and will we see an increase or decrease in results working out from home versus going to a gym? (34:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you build muscle while pursuing rock climbing? (48:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – Any tips to get past a sticking point in a lift? (54:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – What's the best way to balance strength and performance when training for a competition? (1:02:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any advice for someone who frequently gets headaches or migraines when deadlifting and squatting? (1:10:59)

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Feb 27, 2021
1498: How Many Calories to Eat on Rest Days, What to Do When One Half of Your Body Is Building More Slowly Than the Other, the Importance of Rest Periods & More
01:08:07

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about advice to correct a muscular imbalance between two sides of the body, whether you should eat the same amount of calories on a rest day as a workout day, when to prioritize organic, grass-fed and non-GMO type foods, and how to explain the importance of rest periods to the HIIT driven client.

  • Taking breaks from the gym, a good idea for gains? (4:09)
  • Comparing plant protein to animal protein, which is more beneficial for you? (18:22)
  • Revisiting the standing versus sitting while you pee conversation. (22:02)
  • Beware of the chemicals in your household cleaning products. (26:48)
  • Why are the guys so sleep-deprived? (29:47)
  • How Justin finds his Zen. (33:20)
  • How the men’s grooming industry is booming! (36:08)
  • The Four Horsemen of relationships and the antidotes. (39:52)
  • The virtue of the victim mentality. (45:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – My fiancé noticed that one-half of my body is not as developed as the other. I have started doing priming and starter exercises, along with the starting strength big 5 lifts. What advice would you suggest to correct this imbalance? (49:28)
  • #Quah question #2 - Should you eat the same number of calories on a rest day as a workout day? (51:38)
  • #Quah question #3 - When should I start to prioritize organic, grass-fed, and non-GMO type foods? (56:25)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you explain the importance of rest periods to the HIIT-driven client? (1:01:49)

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Feb 26, 2021
1497: Five Weird Supplements That Actually Work
47:15

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss some lesser known  supplements that actually work.

  • Mind Pump’s history with supplements. (2:30)
  • Five Weird Supplements That Actually Work. (15:00)
  • #1 – Ecdysterone. (16:27)
  • #2 – Cordyceps. (24:12)
  • #3 – Lion's Mane. (28:55)
  • #4 - Horny Goat Weed. (33:20)
  • #5 – Ashwagandha. (38:54)
  • Mind Pump’s stance on supplementation. (43:15)

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Feb 25, 2021
1496: The Best Deadlift Variation, the Importance of Rest Times Between Exercises, the Dangers of Eating Too Much Red Meat & More
01:20:02

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answerPump Head questions about the different deadlift variations and the benefits of each, the importance of rest times between movements, “behind the scenes” of creating a MAPS program, and issues with eating too much red meat.

  • #StrongWomenDeadlift (4:41)
  • The most effective exercises for your body. (8:56)
  • The commonality of magnesium deficiencies and a new product from Ned to help combat that. (17:25)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: What websites will you get the most computer viruses? (24:29)
  • How we label everything a disease these days rather than address the root cause. (30:28)
  • The Government versus Big Tech, the battle rages on. (41:54)
  • Magic Spoon is now available in Canada! (45:45)
  • How to appear honest. (47:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you talk about the different deadlift variations (traditional, sumo, touch and go, Romanian) and the benefits of each? Should you vary them up? (51:08)
  • #Quah question #2 – I understand the importance of rest times between sets, but what about rest time between movements? Sometimes it takes a little longer than I’d like to get from the squat rack to an open bench in a crowded gym. Does this throw off programming or anything else? (57:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – What does the “behind the scenes” of creating a MAPS program look like? For instance, how long is the writing process, common stumbling blocks, trials on multiple people, etc? Which program was the hardest to create? (1:02:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – I hear a lot about how bad red meat is for your health, but you guys often talk about eating it almost daily. Are there any actual issues with eating too much red meat? (1:11:51)

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Feb 24, 2021
1495 The Science of Happiness With Arthur C. Brooks
59:30

In this episode, Sal speaks with Arthur C. Brooks about the science of being happy.

  • How do we define happiness? (4:15)
  • The barriers holding you back from full enjoyment of your life. (6:48)
  • The concept of the treadmill of satisfaction. (8:03)
  • Why true happiness requires unhappiness. (11:05)
  • The concept of the 4 Idols of Worship and why you should have a reverse bucket list. (13:05)
  • Why social comparison is the thief of joy.  (21:45)
  • The art of balance. (30:47)
  • How to change your relationship with pain. (32:28)
  • As a society, are we experiencing a happiness problem? (36:20)
  • The epidemic of fear. (43:24)
  • What drove him to the science of happiness? (46:32)
  • How to build your happiness portfolio. (49:42)
  • His outlook for the future. (53:00)
  • How politicians are people too. (55:54)

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Feb 22, 2021
1494: What to Do If You Neglect Training Important Body Parts, How to Build Strength When You Only Have Dumbbells, Pre & Post Birth Workout Strategies & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:18:11

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

  • Breaking down Adam’s nocturnal admissions. (3:28)
  • Why hip thrusts are stupid. (13:00)
  • The guys share their thoughts on the recent Framing Britney documentary, celebrity, and the golden age of paparazzi. (16:29)
  • The myth around Nintendo debunked. (23:57)
  • The rave reviews of LMNT and how you may be under-consuming sodium. (26:11)
  • How your muscles fire best in pairs. (30:27)
  • A new drug that can dramatically reduce the weight of people with obesity. (33:33)
  • Why Sal is a fan of Paleo Valley’s Neuro Effect product. (40:36)
  • #Quah question #1 – How should I program and maximize strength gains pre/post-baby? (43:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do I get past the mental hurdle of getting ‘too bulky’ in my upper body as a female? (50:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I build strength and muscle with only access to dumbbells? (1:03:36)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any advice on how to mix my passion for running with building muscle? (1:10:00)

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Feb 20, 2021
1493: When Being Lean Is Unhealthy, Signs You Should Increase or Decrease Your Calories, How Much You Should Be Able to Bench, Squat & Deadlift to Be Considered Strong & More
01:09:19

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about signals that indicate you will benefit from calorie increase or decrease, why some people lose weight when reverse dieting after hitting a plateau, the message that we aren't meant to be lean all year long and that wanting to maintain a lean body is bad for our health, and the ideal ratio of strength you should have between your bench, deadlifts, and squats.

  • A Very Happy Mind Pump Valentine’s Day. (4:20)
  • The joy of going down memory lane through old photos. (8:03)
  • Which will make you gain fat faster, stopping lifting weights or stopping cardio? (18:35)
  • The future of ownership. (23:14)
  • Sal’s conspiracy theories surrounding Bitcoin. (31:30)
  • Chocolate Orange Slices brought to you by Organifi Immunity. (35:46)
  • Wonder Woman 1984, a letdown? (36:33)
  • Is this the end of movie theaters as we know it? (37:59)
  • The benefits of wearing blue-light blocking glasses at night if watching TV. (40:21)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite rep ranges to build muscle. (42:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some signals you can hone in on to know when you can benefit from a calorie increase or decrease? I have been around maintenance for a while and recently seen some slight puffiness. Have I adapted to that amount and need to slowly increase, or is it a good time to go down? (45:19)
  • #Quah question #2 – What causes some people to lose weight when reverse dieting after hitting a plateau? (49:10)
  • #Quah question #3 – It recently seems a common message in the online fitness space is that we aren't meant to be lean all year long and that wanting to maintain a lean body is bad for our health. What are your thoughts on this type of message? (53:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there an ideal ratio of strength you should have between your bench, deadlifts, and squats? I can bench my bodyweight, but I can’t do that much more with deadlifts and squats. (1:00:40)

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Feb 19, 2021
1492: Five Things to Look for in an Online Coach With Jason Phillips
01:09:33

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Jason Phillips about the five things to look for when hiring and online coach and how to transition into online coaching.

  • Is it common that people are getting bad programs online? (2:32)
  • The appeal of being an online coach. (6:45)
  • Five Things to Look for in an Online Coach. (8:13)
  • #1 – Have a connection-based model. (10:18)
  • #2 – Look at their process for creating the results you want. (21:54)
  • #3 – Application over education. (26:44)
  • #4 – Retention over acquisition. (32:59)
  • #5 – Over Deliver on service. (43:40)
  • How do I transition into online coaching? (48:14)
  • #1 - Social proof above everything else will win. (49:30)
  • #2 - Train people for free! (51:55)
  • #3 - Lead generation is a function of value. (55:50)
  • The difference between education online versus in-person. (59:33)
  • NCI, the leader in nutritional education and application. (1:01:30)
  • The origin story of NCI. (1:04:50)

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Feb 18, 2021
1491: When to Add Weight to Your Lifts, How Many Pull-Ups You Should Be Able to Do, the Truth About Chiropractic Adjustments & More
01:06:47

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about adding weight to your routine, the number of pull-ups or chin-ups that are a good marker of strength, chiropractic for adjusting back issues and why pop culture is so anti-red meat.

  • #NationalWomensDay Giveaway! (3:53)
  • Has Sal been permanently shadow banned on Instagram? (6:17)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Fake Famous on HBO. Is social media a bubble? (7:40)
  • At what point will CGI get so good and so cheap, companies will make fake people to promote their products? (22:45)
  • The hustle surrounding before and after photos. (24:50)
  • The heartbreaking story of ‘Gorilla Glue Girl’. (26:50)
  • Why Butcher Box has the best grass-fed meat. (33:33)
  • Is Sal jinxed when it comes to technology? (38:15)
  • How Oli Pop is a gut health supplement. (40:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – How often should you be adding weight to your routine? (44:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there a certain number of pull-ups or chin-ups you consider to be a good marker of strength? (49:35)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on using a chiropractor for adjusting back issues? (54:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – Why is pop culture so anti-red meat? (58:02)

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Feb 17, 2021
1490: How to Improve Your Posture
43:37

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin lay out three simple steps to improving your posture.

  • How out of alignment we are. (2:53)
  • Why trainers do assessments. (3:56)
  • The most common posture deviations. (7:00)
  • How your posture affects how you feel. (10:23)
  • Why performance goals require more effort on skill acquisition. (15:28)
  • Why moving optimally helps you build muscle. (16:21)
  • How good posture comes naturally. (29:01)
  • How to Improve Your Posture in 3 Steps. (30:54)
  • #1 – Visit MAPS Prime Webinar and go through the 3 assessment exercises. (31:29)
  • #2 – Pick the exercise you are the worst at and practice it daily for 10 minutes. The 2nd worst practice every other day, and the 3rd worst practice twice a week. (34:45)
  • #3 – Modify your workout to compliment your particular posture issues. (36:08)

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Feb 15, 2021
1489: How to Keep Weight Off Permanently, Keys to Success When Reverse Dieting, Knee Pain Reduction Strategies & More (Listener Live Coaching)
01:32:16

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

  • Is it harder to raise teenage boys or girls? (4:05)
  • How social media is damaging at any dose and their current challenges being a father. (11:46)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Fake Famous on HBO. (22:18)
  • Breaking down the controversy surrounding the rapper Tom MacDonald. (27:34)
  • Does cannabis affect your entrepreneurial creativity? (31:50)
  • How Caldera has made an impact on Sal’s skin. (35:05)
  • The latest investments the guys are on top of. (38:00)
  • The amazing treats you can make with Magic Spoon! (44:32)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the keys to success when reverse dieting? (45:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – Any advice to reduce knee tightness and swelling? (56:22)
  • #Quah question #3 – How to keep weight off permanently? (1:07:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – Tips on how to progress your squat strength as a taller male? (1:19:20)

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Feb 13, 2021
1488: The Best Way to do Pull-Ups, Fat Cell Memory, the Truth About Functional Bodybuilding Programs & More
01:16:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether fat cells have a memory, the benefits and disadvantages of different types of pull-ups, functional bodybuilding programs, and their favorite four supplements to take.

  • Adam is having some missteps. (4:16)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite Super Bowl commercials. (8:36)
  • The Chinese conduct some very suspect experiments. (12:48)
  • Should tech companies be able to create their own governments? (15:28)
  • Why did humans evolve to have such enormous penises? (22:13)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Are we heading towards a real estate and stock market plunge in the next few years? (28:04)
  • Why Mind Pump is not a fan of BMI as a marker of health. (36:54)
  • Why ice is overrated. (39:45)
  • The beauty of living in a free society. (43:02)
  • The surprising benefits of bone broth protein. (44:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – It's often said that muscles have memory. Can the same be said about fat cells? If so, what does that process look like in terms of time if that person has lost a significant amount of fat from healthy nutrition and exercise lifestyle? (49:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits and disadvantages of different types of pull-ups, such as traditional pull-ups, chin-ups, wide grip, etc.? Is one style superior? (56:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think of functional bodybuilding programs? (1:01:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your big four supplements? (1:05:48)

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Feb 12, 2021
1487: The Best Way for First Responders to Stay in Shape
38:32

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover four key ways for first responders to stay in shape.

  • Huge shout out to our first responders! (2:27)
  • Breaking down the mentality of this group of people and how they may be affecting their gains. (3:05)
  • Four Ways for First Responders to Stay in Shape.
  • #1 – Concentrate on full-body strength training. (11:50)
  • #2 – Focus on compound lifts. (17:48)
  • #3 – Work on mobility. (24:27)
  • #4 – Maintain stamina and durability. (31:00)

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Feb 11, 2021
1486: How to Adjust Your Diet When Hitting a Weight Loss Plateau, Building Mass With Limited Access to Weights, What to Do If Your Joints Are Hypermobile & More
01:07:29

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what’s in Sal’s bag, building mass with only 50-pound dumbbells, adjusting macros and caloric intake when hitting weight loss plateaus, and how to correct hypermobile joints.

  • The anabolic muscle-building effects of cholesterol. (7:21)
  • How parents enjoy embarrassing their children. (11:20)
  • How the guy’s associate themselves now as fathers. (16:50)
  • The lessons learned from lifting weights. (23:32)
  • HubSpot acquires The Hustle. (30:22)
  • The fascinating story of craniopagus twins. (34:15)
  • Interesting partnerships you wouldn’t expect. (36:38)
  • #Quah question #1 - What’s in Sal’s bag? (42:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can I build mass with only 50-pound dumbbells? (51:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – How should someone adjust their macros and caloric intake as they hit plateaus for weight loss? How do you know when it’s time to make an adjustment before hitting a plateau? (56:11)
  • #Quah question #4 – You often talk a lot about people not having enough mobility, but what if you have the opposite problem and your joints are actually hypermobile? How do you correct this issue? (1:00:12)

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Feb 10, 2021
1485: Ten Life Lessons from Lifting Weights
51:55

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten lessons they have learned about life from their experience lifting weights.

  • Why it takes a lot of consistency applying discipline towards a goal to see its benefits bleed into other aspects of your life. (1:57)
  • What makes fitness so powerful? (5:02)
  • The Ten Life Lessons from Lifting Weights. 
  • #1 – Change your relationship to pain and struggle. (11:14)
  • #2 – Embrace failure as part of the process. (14:55)
  • #3 – Learn to care for yourself like someone you care about. (18:35)
  • #4 – Learn to focus on what you can change and ignore what you can’t. (22:22)
  • #5 – Perfect doesn’t exist. (25:46)
  • #6 – Be humble. (30:30)
  • #7 – Consistency is the key to success. (34:34)
  • #8 – The journey is far more important than the goal. (39:34)
  • #9 – Healthy self-criticism. (43:11)
  • #10 – Balance. (46:08) 

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Feb 08, 2021
1484: Listener Live Coaching (Q&A)
01:30:00

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

  • Why Sal has changed his mind on compression pants. (4:46)
  • The guys speculate on the future of VR technology. (6:42)
  • The benefits of the ChiliPad. (14:38)
  • The characteristics of serial killers. (16:18)
  • Good luck trying to predict when a bubble will pop. (19:00)
  • How diets can affect respiratory diseases. (26:58)
  • San Francisco is implementing a silly use of public resources. (30:10)
  • The guy’s address the controversy surrounding the latest episode with Bishop Robert Barron. (34:08)
  • Who likes pineapple on pizza? (41:25)
  • RIP Dustin Diamond. (42:17)
  • Updates on the Mind Pump journey to get jacked! (44:25)
  • The natural disaster Mind Pump is most afraid of. (50:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on natural interventions versus synthetic hormones to treat hypothyroidism? (55:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – If I have goals for strength progression and aesthetics, is it better to focus on one at a time or tackle simultaneously? (1:04:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some tips to improve shoulder mobility? (1:11:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can the supination of the feet be corrected and what kind of priming would help with that? (1:19:33)

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Feb 06, 2021
1483: Building Strength by Decreasing Weight, How to Increase the Mind-Muscle Connection for Maximum Back Growth, the Truth About Sissy Squats & More
01:05:12

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about gaining strength by decreasing weight with each set to maintain form, whether the sissy squat bad for knees, tips to increase the mind-muscle connection for the back, and what their diets are looking like now.

  • Justin and Sal drop some knowledge bombs on Adam. (4:37)
  • How with kids, things can look worse than they really are. (10:58)
  • The little guy versus the hedge fund. The guys break down the craziness with Robinhood and the #WallStreetBets Reddit page. (13:47)
  • How the internet has disrupted industries. (23:12)
  • Sal’s formula for amazing tri-tips brought to you by Butcher Box. (39:22)
  • Why if you want to get leaner, cut the carbs. (43:16)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there any value in strength gain by working in many sets, but decreasing weight with each set to maintain form? (45:53)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is the sissy squat bad for the knees? (49:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any tips to increase the mind-muscle connection for the back? (53:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your diets looking like now? (57:34)

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Feb 05, 2021
1482: Canceled With Bryan Callen
01:29:14

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with comedian and actor Bryan Callen about having his life turned upside down by unproven accusations.

  • Why art is meant to disturb. (3:11)
  • Why bad ideas will always be around and repackaged. (7:11)
  • How academics are in the business of deconstructing. (9:01)
  • The brilliance of the Founding Fathers. (12:01)
  • The scary nature of purifying your echo chamber. (14:50)
  • Addressing the allegations of sexual abuse and its downstream effects on his previous podcast. (17:41)
  • The moment when you define yourself and keep fighting. (23:40)
  • The gifts of going through a crisis. (27:08)
  • How did he develop his winning mentality? (30:28)
  • The moment he knew ‘The Fighter and the Kid’ was a success. (35:25)
  • What makes the skill of podcasting so different? (37:09)
  • The internet is undefeated! (39:48)
  • Why you must accept everything as it is. (42:05)
  • The challenges of being a father in this current climate. (46:33)
  • Why the art of fighting brings him joy. (51:21)
  • Will social media influencers disrupt the sport of boxing? (56:53)
  • The beauty of aggression. (1:00:45)
  • Conspiracy Social Club. (1:05:10)
  • Is comedy competitive? (1:10:55)
  • Who is the greatest comedian at the moment? (1:12:35)
  • The Rockstar era of comedy. (1:13:15)
  • The evolution of Bryan Callen. (1:17:03)
  • The art of bombing and taking your licks. (1:19:48)
  • Have we seen the last Hollywood star? (1:21:52)
  • What does the future look like for Bryan Callen? (1:23:48)
  • The importance of adventure and intimacy. (1:24:50)

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Feb 04, 2021
1481: The Truth About Fat Burners, How to Improve Ankle Mobility, the Importance of Setting Fitness Goals & More
01:09:46

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about when to switch-up trigger session exercises, why ankle mobility is so slow to change, when fat burners are recommended, and the importance of having a goal in fitness.

  • Why Sal believes his son is SUPER advanced. (5:43)
  • The guy’s first cars they ever owned. (9:40)
  • How social media may be enhancing mob mentality. (22:10)
  • When Jordan Shallow pokes fun at Mind Pump. (32:31)
  • Updates on the Mind Pump team workouts and how they are adjusting their nutrition/training. (33:54)
  • Happy Birthday, Justin! (37:34)
  • Why even with all the natural disasters, Justin loves his home. (41:29)
  • The differences between brilliant people and down to earth people. (43:49)
  • #Quah question #1 - How often should you switch-up your exercises used for trigger sessions? Should you always be doing trigger sessions or phase them in and out of your daily routine? (48:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – I’ve been working out on the combat stretch for over six months, as well as other ankle mobility drills, and it seems like my ankle mobility has barely changed. Why? (54:01)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there any scenario where you would recommend a fat burner? (58:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – How important is it to have a goal in fitness? Such as fat loss, competition, or aesthetics? (1:03:08)

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Feb 03, 2021
1480: How to Find Peace & Meaning Amid Chaos With Bishop Robert Barron
58:44

In this episode, Sal speaks with Bishop Robert Barron. 

  • Why do people seem to be feeling so bad, so divided, when objectively speaking we seem to be doing great economically? (3:35)
  • Why he believes claiming no religion in our youth is a recipe for deep suffering. (7:55)
  • Can we find objective morality without religion? (8:47)
  • The differences between Karl Marx and moral philosophies. (12:03)
  • Does this current “woke” movement have its roots in Marxism? (13:35)
  • What are the differences between the turmoil that is happening now, and in the 1960s and 70s? (15:25)
  • Why are religious institutions being attacked at the moment? (19:30)
  • Why are we opposed to religious freedom? (21:37)
  • How we are made to worship. (23:41)
  • The importance of asking ‘why’ to find your ultimate value. (26:17)
  • The connection of secularism and people wanting fewer children. (32:12)
  • Why the corruption of the best is the worst. (35:19)
  • How social media facilitates the mob mentality. (37:48)
  • What is the antidote to the negative side of the mob mentality? (40:58)
  • Why we must do what we can to stand up to the bullies. (43:37)
  • Are lockdowns moral? (46:00)
  • Why the revival of religion is what it will take to reverse the violence in our society. (48:54)
  • How religion tends to flourish when people are brought to certain limits. (51:16)
  • Why we should all perform the simple acts of love. (54:45)

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Feb 01, 2021
1479: Listener Live Coaching (Q&A)
01:23:24

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

  • How Adam’s neighbor keeps himself motivated. (4:04)
  • Why low-carb diets are the best for controlling insulin resistance. (11:10)
  • Will we be able to control AI? (15:40)
  • Could CRISPR technology tempt athletes to change their DNA to get an edge? (23:33)
  • How Netflix is the junk food of streaming. (28:51)
  • Why is Nicholas Cage in EVERY movie?! (32:17)
  • The guy’s make the case for the benefits of whey protein. (36:24)
  • What does the current trend look like for personal trainers and the gym industry? (41:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some different programs or exercises that I can give my soldiers to improve their overall power output/performance? (47:26)
  • #Quah question #2 – What advice would you give to personal trainers to improve their confidence surrounding the content they put out? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do I avoid fitness plateaus when in a high rep phase? (1:04:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do I train post-baby to rebuild my pelvic floor? (1:13:52)

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Jan 30, 2021
1478: The Underrated Benefits of Isometric Exercises, the Truth About DNA Fitness & Nutrition Tests, Using Multi Grip Bars for Benching & More
01:09:56

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about using isometric exercises in a workout, DNA fitness and nutrition tests, using multi grip bars for benching, and what to do when you do not feel like eating but still need to maintain your calorie intake.

  • Is Adam ahead on the leaderboard? (4:32)
  • Why Sal is now sold on Caldera. (12:42)
  • The crazy evolution of video game complexity. (13:46)
  • Why has California ‘magically’ lifted their stay-at-home order? (24:54)
  • Why are overweight D.C. residents being prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine? (27:28)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Why are all stocks winning?! (29:03)
  • Why some things make no sense. (30:05)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Crazy, Not Insane on Prime Video. (31:43)
  • Has Conor McGregor lost the “eye of the tiger?” (34:54)
  • Is Tom Brady the GOAT? (38:47)
  • The UCLA gymnast floor routine going viral. (40:14)
  • Doug’s meat strategies and the latest MASSIVE deal from Butcher Box. (44:20)
  • Why is Justin a magnet for farts? (45:46)
  • #Quah question #1 – Explain isometric exercises? How would you use them in a workout? (47:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on DNA, nutrition, and fitness tests? The ones that reportedly tell you the optimal way for you to eat and train? (55:27)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your opinions of the multi-grip bars for benching? (1:01:24)
  • #Quah question #4 - What should you do when you do not feel like eating, or are not hungry, but still need to maintain your caloric intake? (1:03:55)

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Jan 29, 2021
1477: Is Social Media Killing Your Gains?
45:25

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the negative impact social media can have on health and fitness and provide ways to minimize the downsides of living in the social media age.

  • How social media may be affecting you more than you realize. (3:00)
  • The positives of social media. (7:14)
  • How social media may be killing your health and fitness gains. (8:25)
  • #1 – Making a sedentary lifestyle look cool. (9:52)
  • #2 – Body image issues are becoming more mainstream and disguised as motivation. (14:00)
  • #3 – Becoming aware of its addictive properties. (23:18)
  • #4 – The rise of poor sleep with our children. (25:17)
  • The practices and key takeaways to tackle these issues. (27:35)
  • #1 – Setting time limits and boundaries. (27:50)
  • #2 – Shut off ALL notifications. (31:26)
  • #3 – Keeping your phone in a designated space. (34:14)
  • #4 – Create scheduled breaks. (36:29)
  • #5 – Only follow people who provide you with the most/good healthy value. (39:18)
  • The origin story of #squatandscroll. (43:01)

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Jan 28, 2021
1476: Improving Gains With Less Time in the Gym, Signs You Are Working Out Too Much, Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism & More
01:06:36

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about reducing training from 6x’s per week to 3x’s per week, signs that someone may be doing too much volume, ways to speed up the metabolism, and advice for women who want or need to eat more and put on weight, but are inundated with media telling them to eat less, do more cardio, etc.

  • How the guys draw different energy to fuel their morning workouts. (5:07)
  • New product alert from Ned! (9:30)
  • The personality traits  linked to toilet paper hoarding. (12:26)
  • How My Pillow was a victim of poor market response. (14:03)
  • The eclectic list of Trump pardons. (20:34)
  • Mind Pump predictions for Trump post-presidency. (23:15)
  • How many calories do you burn while having sex? (28:46)
  • Behind the scenes at Mind Pump HQ. (36:22)
  • The importance of rotating your protein sources. (36:54)
  • #Quah question #1 – How would you help someone who loves to train in the gym 6x’s per week, move to a 3x’s a week routine? (44:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some signs that someone may be doing too much volume, and what should they do if that is the case? (48:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – In addition to building muscle, are there other ways to speed up the metabolism? (52:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any advice for women who want or need to eat more and put on weight, but are inundated with the media telling them to eat less, do more cardio, etc.? (59:10)

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Jan 27, 2021
1475: Eating Meat Is Good for the Climate With Robb Wolf
01:08:48

In the episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak to Robb Wolf about sustainable farming and the interesting properties of salt.

1475: Robb Wolf

  • Making an argument that eating meat and dairy is terrible for the environment. (3:54)
  • The optimist side of regenerative agriculture. (19:10)
  • The point of contention surrounding carbon sequestering of holistic livestock management from grasslands. (24:28)
  • The potential determinants of the veganism model. (29:17)
  • The problems with the food industrial complex. (39:44)
  • How sodium plays a part in hypertension. (46:10)
  • The remarkable performance-enhancing benefits from LMNT. (53:40)
  • The major differences between his electrolyte supplement and the competition. (59:51)

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Jan 25, 2021
1474: Listener Live Coaching (Q&A)
01:22:09

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about cardio with Maps Aesthetic, Priming between heavy sets, strength when lacking mobility, and more.

  • How American troops get down while stationed overseas. (4:57)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite movies. (7:00)
  • Adam schools the guys on sports gambling. (11:24)
  • Mind Pump on the latest tech news. (23:19)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina candle in the news again. (27:23)
  • Why Vuori Clothing is a Mind Pump fan favorite. (29:12)
  • How Clubhouse is making waves across the internet. (32:03)
  • Why science is amoral. (34:36)
  • Do sharks have aggressive sex? (37:18)
  • What has changed in the Di Stefano household post-COVID scare? (38:19)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Athlete A on Netflix. (41:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – Would you implement any cardio into MAPS Aesthetic? (44:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you prime your body in between heavy sets? (55:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you lift and build strength if mobility is poor? (1:03:01)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I build strength in my hamstring after ACL surgery? (1:09:41)

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Jan 23, 2021
1473: How Often to Train Arms for Optimal Muscle Growth, the Pros & Cons of Training on Unstable Surfaces, When Walking Too Much Hurts Gains & More
01:16:16

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training arms on “off-days” for optimal muscle growth, trainers who use unstable surfaces to train compound movements, whether too much walking hurts gains, and why gyms don’t make efforts to entice women to lift.

  • How Justin doesn’t do sentimental. (4:21)
  • Does a thief have morals? (5:53)
  • The unintended consequences of mayhem. (8:48)
  • The baby apps to track your baby’s different phases of development. (15:18)
  • Why the Andrews household is in damage control. (18:34)
  • Barstool Fund x Felix Gray. (23:22)
  • Are you playing the Mega Millions?! (25:03)
  • The funny stereotypes around dads. (31:10)
  • The pandemic was great business for Netflix. (35:58)
  • A horror story for a new Arizona homeowner. (42:36)
  • The guys address the backlash they received on their comments surrounding the 75 Hard Challenge. (45:10)
  • Magic Spoon, a Mind Pump fan favorite! (49:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can I or should I train my arms on “off-days” for optimal muscle growth? Or are compound lifts sufficient in developing arms? (53:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you think of trainers who are using unstable surfaces to train compound movements? For example, barbell back squat on wobble pillows? Or a Bosu ball?  (57:51)
  • #Quah question #3 – Because of COVID, I have been doing a lot of walking outside. You guys always talk about cardio and how it hinders muscle gain. Is there such a thing as too much walking hurting gains? (1:03:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – If women account for 50% of gym memberships and the population in general. And strength training is so important, why don’t gyms try to make efforts to entice women to lift? (1:07:15)

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Jan 22, 2021
1472: How to Break 13 Destructive Lockdown Habits
43:04

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover how to break 13 shelter in place/lockdown habits that can be destructive if left unchecked.

  • How to Break 13 Destructive Lockdown Habits. (2:38)
  • #1 – Stress eating. (4:14)
  • #2 – Baking. (9:15)
  • #3 – Eating out. (13:07)
  • #4 – Alcohol consumption. (16:32)
  • #5 – Losing sight of fitness. (21:09)
  • #6 – Sedentary lifestyle. (23:08)
  • #7 – Not following a workout plan. (26:59)
  • #8 – Becoming a Google doctor. (29:32)
  • #9 – All-day scrolling on social media. (31:47)
  • #10 – Refreshing the news every 5 minutes. (33:08)
  • #11 – Online shopping. (34:48)
  • #12 – Throwing your schedule out the window. (37:24)
  • #13 – Blurring the line between work/home life. (38:52)

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Jan 21, 2021
1471: The Truth About German Volume Training, the Dangers of Sweating for the Wedding, What to Do If One Side of Your Body Is Tighter Than the Other & More
01:07:01

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions about German Volume Training methods, “sweating for the wedding,” whether it is normal to want to sleep 30-60 minutes after a workout, and if it is common for one side’s leg muscles and hip flexor to be tighter than the other.

  • Sal’s COVID scare. (6:54)
  • The fascinating science behind the COVID-19 vaccine. (10:21)
  • The strange ways humans try to treat themselves. (14:01)
  • The bodybuilder with the greatest genetics of all-time. (19:33)
  • How the various fighting organizations are faring during the pandemic. (21:53)
  • Conor McGregor’s ‘fantasy land’ inside a watch. (23:37)
  • Oli Pop is blowing up! (28:32)
  • Mind Pump’s predictions on the future of the economy. (30:11)
  • Can the Government please take notes on the Barstool Fund?! (32:17)
  • Did the Simpsons write EVERY scenario for what has happened? (35:48)
  • The difficulties of not overtraining when you are on an energy high. (37:58)
  • Adam shares an update on his hormone replacement therapy test numbers. (40:37)
  • Public Goods, the future of direct-to-consumer shopping. (43:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – Thoughts on German Volume Training methods? (47:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's your take on the catchphrase, “sweating for the wedding,” as seen on social media? What is the alternative strategy, or mindset, for people who are preparing for a big event? (53:01)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it normal to want to sleep for 30-60 minutes after a workout? (59:08)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is it common for one side’s leg muscles and hip flexor to be tighter than the other? (1:03:06)

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Jan 20, 2021
1470: Ten Motivation Hacks to Boost Productivity Today
37:22

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin go over ten motivation hacks that you can start today to help you achieve your goals faster and with less effort.

  • Why when you're motivated, everything seems easy. (3:04)
  • Ten Motivation Hacks to Boost Productivity Today. (5:05)
  • #1 – Set realistic goals/schedule reevaluations. (6:10)
  • #2 – Break your goals into smaller/obtainable goals. (10:15)
  • #3 – Consume information surrounding your current goal. (14:01)
  • #4 – Tell people about your goal. (16:59)
  • #5 – Reassess your network. (19:47)
  • #6 – Do not wait until tomorrow. (24:11)
  • #7 – Keep a journal. (26:11)
  • #8 – Find joy in the process. (28:52)
  • #9 – Aim for positive motivations instead of negative ones. (31:26)
  • #10 – Optimize your time. (33:58)

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Jan 18, 2021
1469: Listener Live Coaching (Q&A)
01:25:04

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

  • Adam shares openly why he is back on hormone replacement therapy. (3:21)
  • Justin is looking even MORE handsome thanks in part to Caldera. (23:41)
  • How Sal is enjoying the process with his baby boy. (26:08)
  • How Adam is loving every moment with his son. (30:59)
  • Justin is really into shocking news stories. (34:56)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Tiger on HBO. (39:57)
  • Can drinking more coffee lower your risk of prostate cancer? (45:05)
  • Ben Greenfield’s COVID-19 protocol. (46:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways I can improve my deadlift working out from home? (48:11)
  • #Quah question #2 – What prerequisites are required to perform a proper sprint? (51:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any advice on how to fix weak transverse abdominal muscles? (1:03:26)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am a middle-aged man and have run MAPS Anabolic three times. Any advice, program wise, on how I can progress further? (1:15:22)

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Jan 16, 2021
1468: How to Deadlift with Dumbbells, 75 Hard Challenge Review, Ways to Improve Explosiveness & Agility & More
01:01:07

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips for deadlifting with dumbbells instead of barbells, thoughts on the 75 Hard Challenge, good starter exercises to become more explosive and agile, and how to tell the difference between hip and foot instability.

  • Butcher Box’s Keto Bundle is CRAZY! (4:20)
  • The latest updates on the guy’s diets, strategies, and the mental challenges they are facing. (6:03)
  • The differences between men and women and how they respond to resistance training. (19:19)
  • NASA’s bold plan to protect Earth from asteroids. (23:05)
  • Young kid busted for throwing a rave in his school bathroom. (28:15)
  • How the guys are enjoying the current phase their sons are in. (30:37)
  • Organifi’s newest product is shown to boost libido in women. (37:52)
  • Sal’s mall walk miscalculation. (40:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – What tips or advice do you have for deadlifting with dumbbells instead of barbells? (44:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on the 75 Hard Challenge? Are “all or nothing” fitness challenges healthy or are they problematic? (47:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some good starter exercises to become more explosive and agile? Is going lighter on the compound and focusing on speed a good place to start? (53:27)
  • #Quah question #4 - How can you tell the difference between hip and foot instability? (56:31)

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Jan 15, 2021
1467: How to Squat for Your Body Type With Dr. Aaron Horschig
59:04

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin talk all things squat with Squat University's Dr. Aaron Horschig.

  • The origin story of Squat University and his reasoning behind the name. (3:37)
  • Understanding your anatomy and why people like to blame theirs. (10:28)
  • What is “butt-wink” and it is optimal for your body? (14:55)
  • Why everyone's body has its own set of needs and requirements to perform properly. (19:30)
  • His order of operations assessing a first-time client. (23:54)
  • What happens to the body when you do mobility and why should I care about doing it daily? (26:54)
  • Why he subscribes to muscle re-education. (32:50)
  • Are squats a fundamental human movement? (34:13)
  • Can you justify a quarter squat for a basketball player? (38:33)
  • Is there a test to find your ideal squat stance? (40:16)
  • What are the major differences between correctional exercise and exercise to build strength & muscle? (45:19)
  • What irks him the most about the physical therapy space? (49:06)
  • Don’t ignore your physical capacity. (51:45)
  • Why you shouldn’t stop inflammation, but understand it instead. (54:12)

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Jan 14, 2021
1466: Why Trainers Can’t Always Agree on Exercise Form, How to Perform the Pullover, the Benefits of Squatting Barefoot & More
01:01:21

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why there is such a discrepancy between trainers on the proper form & mechanics of exercises, the pullover movement, the benefits of squatting barefoot, and the core disciplines that should be first established in oneself before being able to train others successfully.

  • Justin is getting lean and not even trying. (4:51)
  • What do the guy’s morning routines look like right now? (8:19)
  • The best ways to dramatically increase ‘the pump’. (13:21)
  • Keeping your coffee beans fresh with MIIR’s new coffee canister. (16:42)
  • How getting poor sleep can affect your workouts. (23:17)
  • Elon Musk is now the richest man in the world. (26:17)
  • Bitcoin is on fire! (27:25)
  • How social media affects your perception of reality. (28:42)
  • #Quah question #1 - Why is there such a discrepancy between trainers on the proper form and mechanics of exercises? (41:26)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you please go over the pullover movement? There are so many angles to hit it from, resistance curves, and muscles involved depending on how you attack it. (47:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you go into the benefits of squatting barefoot? Is it better to go barefoot or just wear shoes like Converse? (50:22)
  • #Quah question #4 – As someone interested in being a personal trainer, what core disciplines should be established in oneself first before they can train others successfully? (54:53)

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Jan 13, 2021
1465: The Truth About Health at Every Size
37:35

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss recent Cosmopolitan covers and the health at every size movement.

  • Why Cosmopolitan isn’t the place to go for health information. (3:34)
  • What the “health at every size” ACTUALLY means. (8:20)
  • The history surrounding obesity and how there is a wide range of body types. (12:31)
  • Why being “healthy” encompasses A LOT of things. (19:10)
  • What loving yourself really means. (27:17)

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Jan 11, 2021
1464: Listener Live Coaching (Q&A)
01:09:10

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

  • The guys on their current body composition, Justin’s aesthetic goal & MORE. (4:50)
  • Having ‘the talk’ with your kids. (10:04)
  • Adam’s happiest day as a father. (15:20)
  • The contrast of drinking with Zbiotics versus without it. (20:53)
  • Mind Pump on the future of the gym industry, the types of gyms that will survive the lockdowns, advice for trainers & MORE. (24:11)
  • Why you shouldn’t sit too close to the TV without your Felix Gray glasses. (36:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have lost some muscle mass and gained some body fat over the past eight weeks. Would it be better to run something like MAPS Anabolic first or jump into a strength specific program? (41:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm running MAPS Powerlift right now. How does the 1-rep max calculation work? After you run the 11 weeks, how would you go back and calculate your new max to see how much progress you have made? (48:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – My wife is pregnant. How should I be structuring my workouts pre-baby? During the sleepless nights once he is born? (56:02)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you have any insight on these ‘anabolic diets’ from these YouTube personalities? Are there any long-term detriments from them? (1:01:57)

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Jan 09, 2021
1463: The Truth About the Importance of Eating Post Workout, the Most Important Mobility Goals, the Best Stretches for Flat Feet & More
01:00:17

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the importance of a post workout meal, good measurable mobility goals, the best stretches for flat feet, and changing your circle of friends in order to improve your mental health and well-being.

  • A sad day for Americans. (3:53)
  • Mind Pump’s best survival skills. (6:42)
  • Where in the world is Jack Ma? (12:01)
  • Mind Pump’s most anticipated albums of 2021. (14:57)
  • Breaking down the pros/cons of raw milk versus regular milk. (18:05)
  • Changing your expectations and parenting hacks for parents. (24:54)
  • How the ChiliPad improves your sleep. (29:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the importance of a post-workout meal, and how quickly should you have it? (34:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some good measurable mobility goals? (39:13)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the best stretches for flat feet? (42:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you ever had to change your circle of friends to improve your mental health and well-being? (50:09)

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Jan 08, 2021
1462: Setting New Year's Resolutions That Actually Work
45:26

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five steps you can take to achieve your goals this year.

  • Crazy statistics surrounding New Year's Resolutions. (3:11)
  • The biggest mistakes people make when it comes to making resolutions. (7:35)
  • 5 Steps to Setting New Year’s Resolutions that Actually Work. (8:49)
  • #1 – Set small attainable goals to build wins. (9:10)
    • Slower is better. (13:35)
  • #2 – Create a plan and be specific. (17:26)
    • Track your progress. (21:46)
  • #3 – Construct a strategy to improve your accountability. (26:17)
    • Food prepping. (30:38)
    • Invest in quality programming. (32:32)
  • #4 – Fall in love with the journey and not the goal. (34:14)
  • #5 – Practice self-care and be kind to yourself. (40:08)

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Jan 07, 2021
1461: Tips to Improve Front Squat Technique, Common Workout Programming Mistakes, 2021 Fitness Trends & More
01:08:09

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions about how to get better at stabilizing the barbell for a front squat, the most common programming mistakes, good habits they are aiming to create in 2021, and fitness trend predictions for 2021.

  • Sleep deprivation is real in the Di Stefano household. (5:39)
  • Snowboarding adventures in Tahoe. (16:22)
  • The guys are getting the feels again from the new season of Cobra Kai. (24:12)
  • The board game rivalry between Justin and his wife. (26:35)
  • What are the guy’s goals training and diet-wise, heading into the new year? (28:42)
  • The controversy surrounding the latest Cosmo cover promoting “health at any size.” (35:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some suggestions on how to get better at stabilizing the barbell for a front squat? (44:58)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the most common programming mistakes you guys come across that make you shake your head time and time again? (48:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some good habits you guys are aiming to create in 2021? (53:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your fitness trend predictions for 2021? (1:02:04)

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Jan 06, 2021
1460: How to Lose Fat Without Dieting
31:15

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin detail five steps to lose fat without dieting.

  • Why what moves the needle for most people is creating new behaviors. (4:43)
  • 5 Strategies How to Lose Fat Without Dieting. (7:06)
  • #1 – Prioritize hitting protein targets. (8:58)
  • #2 - Cutting down on bad habits. (12:58)
  • #3 – Tracking your food. (18:25)
  • #4 – Walking 10 minutes after every meal. (21:54)
  • #5 - Aiming to drink a gallon to half-gallon of water every day. (25:20)

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Jan 04, 2021
1459: Listener Live Coaching (Q&A)
01:13:48

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

  • Is Sal aging in dog years? (3:50)
  • Have we become immune to things with shock value? (5:35)
  • What is ‘laughter yoga,’ and what does it have to do with IBS? (9:37)
  • Mind Pump workouts and bonding time in full effect. (13:43)
  • Breaking down the most recent COVID stimulus package. (16:05)
  • The guys on Peloton’s acquisition of Precor. (22:47)
  • Where the guys are diet-wise, favorite sources of protein & MUCH MORE. (26:48)
  • #Quah question #1 – What MAPS program should I do for a cut? I have done MAPS Anabolic and Aesthetic and boosted my calories up from 1600 to 2500. (43:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you guys have any tips or supplements you recommend to stay asleep? I have been struggling with getting quality sleep and am sleeping on average about 6 hours a night. (49:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any tips on how to improve my deadlift? (56:38)
  • #Quah question #4 – What advice do you have on the mental aspect of gyms reopening and then closing again? (1:03:50)

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Jan 02, 2021
1458: Favorite Workout Splits, How to Know If You Are Too Sick to Work Out, What to Do on Rest Days & More
01:05:50

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about their favorite workout splits, what to do on a rest day when you want to go to the gym, how to know if you are too sick to work out, and what 2020 taught them.

  • New Product Alert from Organifi! (4:08)
  • Scented candles, the new COVID detector. (6:08)
  • Justin’s coffee ground rub recipe using Butcher Box’s steak tips. (7:51)
  • Some interesting Stimulus Bill statistics. (15:55)
  • Did Coca-Cola invent our modern view of Santa Claus? (17:40)
  • Mind Pump are BIG John Favreau fans. (23:18)
  • Are social media influencers creating the latest boxing trend? (27:04)
  • Why economists predict ‘asset inflation’ in 2021. (35:03)
  • Will the Apple autonomous car see the light of day? (40:21)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your guy’s favorite workout splits? (45:17)
  • #Quah question #2 - What do you do on a rest day when you want to go to the gym? (51:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you know if you are too sick to work out? What symptoms and how severe must they be to know you shouldn’t work out? (54:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – What did 2020 teach you? (57:53)

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Jan 01, 2021
1457: Five Ways to Reduce Seasonal Depression
33:25

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss five ways to combat seasonal depression.

  • Why seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects most people. (2:31)
  • Five Ways to Reduce Seasonal Depression. (8:11)
  • #1 – Sunlight therapy. (8:55)
  • #2 – Exercise. (11:59)
  • #3 – Stick to a schedule. (18:37)
  • #4 – Supplement with Vitamin-D. (23:24)
  • #5 – Look at your diet. (27:08)

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Dec 31, 2020
1456: The Pros & Cons of Circuit Training, the Best Timeline to Lose 100 Pounds of Fat, the Negatives of Surgical Weight Loss Procedures & More
01:05:43

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the pros and cons of circuit training, how long it should take a dedicated person to lose between 75-100 pounds of fat, gastric bypass & other surgical procedures to help lose weight, and what career they have massive respect for but would never be able to do.

  • How the Mandalorian finale gave the guys the feels. (4:45)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Song Exploder on Netflix. (11:04)
  • The controversy around blue zones. (13:55)
  • North Korea is scary. (21:15)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update. (22:35)
  • Adam’s scare with his dog. (24:28)
  • Sal’s interesting encounter with a homeless guy. (27:54)
  • Can poor sleep lead to a gain in visceral body fat? (29:55)
  • How people are doing great things for humanity. (33:01)
  • In scary COVID-19 news out of the UK... (34:24)
  • What will $600 do for you? (36:45)
  • Will California lose electoral votes due to the max exodus? (39:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the pros and cons of circuit training? When and how should it be incorporated into one’s training program? (44:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – With consistent use of MAPS Anabolic, how long should it take a dedicated person to lose between 75-100 pounds of fat? (48:25)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think about gastric bypass or any other surgical procedures to help lose weight? (56:21)
  • #Quah question #4 - What career do you have massive respect for, but would never be able to do? (1:00:44)

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Dec 30, 2020
1455: Six Ways to Get a Better Pump
36:59

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the best ways to increase your pump when working out.

  • Why everybody loves the pump. (2:46)
  • Getting your clients to feel the pump. (7:25)
  • Understanding the psychological components of fitness. (12:30)
  • Six Ways to Get a Better Pump.
  • #1 – Stay hydrated. (13:30)
  • #2 – Eat carbohydrates. (18:23)
  • #3 – Train with higher reps. (21:34)
  • #4 – Play with shorter rest periods. (24:51)
  • #5 – Perform isolation movements. (27:17)
  • #6 – Supplements. (29:53)

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Dec 28, 2020
1454: Listener Live Coaching (Q&A)
01:21:26

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

  • Why does Justin’s dog continue to punk him? (3:24)
  • Mind Pump’s first apartments. (8:37)
  • The growing pains children go through. (17:54)
  • Why beggars can’t be choosers in the Di Stefano’s household. (22:43)
  • Adjusting your lifestyle to the time we are living in. (23:42)
  • A cheap way to detect if you have the symptoms of COVID-19. (27:31)
  • Bringing ‘healthy’ desserts for your holiday table using Organifi protein powder. (28:19)
  • Cockroaches are radiation-proof! (32:37)
  • Uncommon goods, great for shopping for that special someone. (35:21)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you build a strong durable body to prevent injury and what type of nutrition would go with that? (38:52)
  • #Quah question #2 – I am 6 months into weightlifting and I have a bicep tendon tear that is affecting my bench press. What can I do for my biceps and chest while I wait to recover? (47:57)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any tips on how to express your shift of views on fitness and health to your family members? (58:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the best way to deal with a manager that programs terrible group classes? (1:11:30)

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Dec 26, 2020
1453: What to Do If You Don’t Have an Incline Bench, How to Improve Grip Strength, Who Should Do Cardio & More
01:05:43

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about ways to manipulate a flat bench press to make it like an incline bench press, grip giving out on pull-ups but not deadlifts, why Mind Pump can seem “anti-cardio” vibes, and the sport community that underutilizes or totally overlooks weightlifting.

  • Jake Paul, the ultimate troll. (6:30)
  • A Justin Caldera intervention. (13:51)
  • The great ‘in-app’ Apple debate. (17:18)
  • How is making movies considered essential? (24:05)
  • Will Gavin Newsom get recalled? (26:12)
  • Is naked yoga a thing? (27:35)
  • The crazy story of Miriam Rodriguez. (33:26)
  • A macro comparison of Magic Spoon versus Fruit Loops. (37:12)
  • Justin’s theory on Boba Fett. (40:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – Any tips or ways to manipulate a flat bench press to make it like an incline bench press? (44:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – Why does my grip struggle on pull-ups but not deadlifts? (46:25)
  • #Quah question #3 – Why the “anti-cardio” vibes? Running brings me joy. (49:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – What sports community do you feel generally underutilized or totally overlooks weightlifting? (59:41)

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Dec 25, 2020
1452: Your 10 Minute Workout for the Holiday Season
37:01

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin provide three effective workouts that can be completed in ten minutes.

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Dec 24, 2020
1451: How Long to Rest Between Sets, Training Post Pregnancy, How to Alleviate Knee Pain & More
01:03:17

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the ideal rest period between sets, how to train after pregnancy, recommended exercises to alleviate knee pain, and how to measure success as a trainer.

  • Ned Sleep, sleep like your dead. (6:07)
  • What it is like to see your parents as grandparents. (7:04)
  • Zbiotics, coming in clutch for the holidays. (16:10)
  • Jake Paul is brilliant at social media. (17:44)
  • Don’t tell a pro wrestler wrestling is fake. (25:27)
  • Breaking up over Cameo. (27:51)
  • Should there be regulations surrounding pornography? (29:01)
  • Can taking aspirin reduce the symptoms of COVID-19? (34:57)
  • Can dogs be trained to detect COVID-19? (39:19)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, the Word on Fire podcast with Bishop Barron. (40:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there an ideal rest period between sets? I’m sure it’s subjective, but are there body queues I should be listening to that can help me determine an appropriate rest? (44:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you recommend Starter or Anywhere for after pregnancy, if I was doing Anabolic and teaching cycling classes before? I do not have home equipment for Anabolic. (49:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – What exercise would you recommend to alleviate knee pain? (52:17)
  • #Quah question #4 – In a recent podcast, Adam mentioned getting burnt out as a trainer in part to the generally low success rate in helping clients reach their goals. So, how do you measure your success as a trainer then? What metrics do you use to know you are doing a good job? (55:05)

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Dec 23, 2020
1450: Five Ways to Improve Your Erection
35:45

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss five steps guys can take to improve their erection.

  • Erectile dysfunction, a clear example of poor health in young males. (2:01)
  • The challenging side effects of this disorder. (4:50)
  • Five Ways to Improve Your Erection. (7:20)
  • #1 – Lifting weights. (7:35)
  • #2 – Follow a balanced diet. (14:10)
  • #3 – Get good sleep and manage your stress. (22:25)
  • #4 – Get rid of endocrine disruptors. (24:45)
  • #5 – Do not become desensitized to pornography. (28:45)

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Dec 21, 2020
1449: Listener Live Coaching (Q&A)
01:10:15

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

  • Protein rice is back with Kettle & Fire! (4:35)
  • How the guy’s diets are faring during the holiday season. (5:35)
  • Adolf Hitler won an election? (12:46)
  • The UFO talk is going full-court press! (14:06)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (18:49)
  • Sal’s new favorite form of kung-fu. (20:12)
  • Justin is flexing his handyman skills around the house. (22:42)
  • Overprotective parenting, baby updates & MORE. (23:41)
  • The struggles with distance learning and the impact on children. (29:18)
  • Making the argument of the benefits of the sous vide. (34:06)
  • #Quah question #1 – If someone is not a responder to creatine, is it still worth it for someone to take it? (38:18)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you build pull-up strength? (45:51)
  • #Quah question #3 – How to train from home to improve your baseball swing and balance? (51:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – How have you guys helped male athletes who struggle with orthorexia? (59:28)

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Dec 19, 2020
1448: The Best Exercises to Grow the Glutes Without Building the Quads, How to Know When to Increase or Decrease Workout Intensity, the Effectiveness of Long-Term Intermittent Fasting & More
01:16:00

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the exercises that are best to grow the glutes without building the quads, knowing when to increase or decrease workout intensity, whether intermittent fasting can be used long-term, and learning to fall in love with the journey, not the destination.

  • Mind Pump sing-a-long brought to you by Oli Pop. (4:40)
  • How your heart rate can affect your sleep. (11:16)
  • The guys talk about parenting, doing things differently, and creating more quality family time away from electronics. (15:55)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Is all the hate against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook valid? (38:04)
  • #Quah question #1 – What exercises would be best in growing the glutes without building the quads? (48:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do I know when to increase or decrease workout intensity? (54:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you think intermittent fasting can be used long-term? Does it lose its effectiveness? (59:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – How long did it take you to fall in love with the journey, not the destination? (1:04:49)

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Dec 18, 2020
1447: How to Start Your Fitness Journey
44:11

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin break down five steps to starting your fitness journey. 

  • The importance of having ideal programming for creating that ‘momentum wave’ heading into the new year. (2:55)
  • How to Start Your Fitness Journey. (6:01)
  • #1 – Conduct Self-Assessment. (6:10)
    • Address Most Common Posture Deviations. (10:47)
      • Upper Cross Syndrome. (11:39)
      • Anterior Pelvic Tilt. (19:38)
  • #2 - Stability First. (25:24)
  • #3 – Build Overall Strength. (31:56)
  • #4 – Have a Plan to Stay Consistent Long-Term. (35:45)
  • #5 – Have a Strong Support System. (39:02)
  • 3 MAPS Bundles to kickstart your health and fitness journey. (41:00)

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Dec 17, 2020
1446: The Effect of Cardio on Muscle Growth, the Negative Effects of Consuming Too Much Protein, How to Do a First Assessment as a Trainer & More
01:18:10

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about ways to improve cardiovascular health and capacity without interfering with muscle growth, the negative effects of consuming too much protein in one sitting, whether the Mind Pump wives are equally interested in fitness and health, and how to do a first assessment as a trainer.

  • Why the brain is the most important organ according to the brain. (5:01)
  • How Mind Pump buys gifts for Christmas. (5:59)
  • UK vaccine warning for people with allergies. (21:27)
  • How a chronic lack of sleep can contribute to heart disease and the benefits of blue-light blocking glasses. (22:24)
  • The California mass exodus continues. (25:40)
  • The worst Santa of all-time. (30:50)
  • If there is food on the floor, it is free game for dogs! (35:52)
  • Natures natural multivitamin, the benefits of organ meats. (38:02)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your favorite ways to improve cardiovascular health and capacity without interfering with muscle growth? (43:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are there any negative effects when consuming too much protein in one sitting? (51:28)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are the Mind Pump wives equally as interested in fitness and health? Is it a shared hobby or do you balance each other with opposite interests? (57:17)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you conduct the first assessment as a trainer? (1:06:45)

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Dec 16, 2020
1445: Eight Golden Rules of Health & Fitness
01:00:09

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight habits that maximize health and fitness.

  • The Eight Golden Rules of Health & Fitness. (3:05)
  • #1 – Don't overeat. (6:20)
  • #2 – To eat MOSTLY whole foods. (16:19)
  • #3 - Drink water. (22:49)
  • #4 - To move every single day. (29:10)
  • #5 - Lift heavy things every once in a while. (36:46)
  • #6 – Sleep well. (42:27)
  • #7 – Manage your stress. (48:06)
  • #8 - Be a good friend. (54:48)

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Dec 14, 2020
1444: The Truth About Protein, the Best Way to Fix Muscle Imbalances, the Benefits & Dangers of Salt & More
01:07:30

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether there are legitimate benefits to utilizing various proteins,  the best way to fix muscle imbalances, whether salt is good or bad, and falling out of love with fitness.

  • How you can get ‘baby-like’ skin like Adam + 12 Days of Christmas with Mind Pump. (4:14)
  • Mind Pump Conspiracy Theory Corner. (9:21)
  • Alarming News surrounding erectile dysfunction in young males. (14:06)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix. (20:00)
  • Random Hour with Mind Pump. (25:38)
  • Idiot Politicians with Mind Pump. (31:00)
  • Want to build a corporate office in your backyard? (34:18)
  • How Legion makes proper pre-workouts. (38:42)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do any of you integrate different proteins, such as whey, casein, plant-based for different purposes throughout the day or week? Is casein before bed just bro-science or are there legitimate benefits to utilizing various proteins differently? (41:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to fix muscle imbalances? (46:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you talk about salt? Is it good or bad? (48:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you guys ever fallen out of love with fitness? What made you love it again? (55:31)

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Dec 12, 2020
1443: Quick Full Body Warm-Ups, When to Use a Lifting Belt, What to Do Between Sets & More
01:14:44

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about quick and dirty full-body warm-ups, when to use and not use a lifting belt, the most optimal way to “rest” between sets, and the importance of a training niche. 

  • What the MIIR cups are most valuable for. (4:31)
  • Justin breaks down aged nut cheese. (6:56)
  • Weird News with Sal. (10:25)
  • The Mayor of Austin is a real piece of work. (11:45)
  • Mind Pump Recommends. (13:36)
  • Spoiler Alert! Mind Pump on the latest episode of The Mandalorian. (16:15)
  • Mind Pump Conspiracy Theory Corner. (18:17)
  • Mind Pump Predictions, will the vaccine be mandatory? (21:21)
  • The brilliance of the OnlyFans business model. (23:46)
  • Has boxing jumped the shark?! (27:25)
  • The evolution of boxing and the future for new fight leagues. (32:13)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Airbnb going public! (39:24)
  • How Vuori is branching out to in-store locations. (43:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – What would be your go-to quick and dirty full-body warm-up? (46:26)
  • #Quah question #2 - When should you use and not use a lifting belt? (53:27)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the most optimal way to “rest” between sets? Sit and wait? Walk around, light stretching, etc.? Is there a best way? (1:00:22)
  • #Quah question #4 – Did you guys have a niche when you were personal trainers or did you just train anyone and everybody? (1:07:16)

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Dec 11, 2020
1442: Why Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time
39:58

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin dissect the claim that weight lifting is a waste of time. 

  • Debunking the argument, in a recent Ben Greenfield podcast, that weight lifting is a waste of time. (2:53)
  • Why practicing “the skill” of an exercise is extremely important to get good. (7:45)
  • The complexity of intensity and its effect on the central nervous system. (11:13)
  • The misleading nature of clickbait. (13:56)
  • How free-weights are among the most versatile pieces of equipment around! (16:55)
  • The mistake of valuing a workout from the workout perceptive and not from the skill perceptive. (19:15)
  • The importance of the transfer to the real world. (22:32)
  • The balance and stability factor that is provided by free-weights. (24:10)
  • Why athletes choose free-weights over resistance bands. (26:15)
  • Why Mind Pump does not advocate ANYONE going to failure. (29:15)
  • Mind Pump on the value of training in all modalities. (32:06)
  • Cashing in on timing. (34:23)
  • When it comes to training your body, your best bet is having the RIGHT programming. (37:30)

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Dec 10, 2020
1441: The Effectiveness of Dumbbell Only Workouts, the Importance of Tearing Muscle Down to Ensure Growth, What to Do If You Have Overactive Traps & More
01:07:11

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about at-home workouts with only dumbbells, how to know if tearing the muscles enough to ensure growth, tips specifically for female ectomorphs, and what to do with overactive traps.

  • Conspiracy Theory Corner with Mind Pump. (5:25)
  • The stresses of parenting, the male ego & MORE. (11:50)
  • Weird News with Sal. (20:30)
  • Is this the end of the movie theater experience as we know it? (21:30)
  • Smoking marijuana is NOW legal indoors. (27:25)
  • Random Hour with Mind Pump. (28:45)
  • Justin’s snafu in Vegas. (30:20)
  • How Public Goods is LITERALLY giving stuff away, Adam’s ‘interesting’ relationship with toilet paper & HUGE BREAKING NEWS! (33:36)
  • Ned and the saga of Justin’s dog Arlo. (42:57)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you feel about at-home workouts with only dumbbells? Do you think you can get the same results as a gym? (45:53)
  • #Quah question #2 – If we are not necessarily chasing soreness in our program to train more frequently, how do we know if we are tearing the muscles enough to ensure growth? (48:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any tips, specifically, for female ectomorphs? I listen to you talk about how difficult it is for women to gain a sculpted physique. I am just discouraged. (53:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What can you do if you have overactive traps? (58:13)

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Dec 09, 2020
1440: How to Build a Fit Mom Body
41:21

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin detail the challenges of being a mom, healthy body fat percentages for women, how to speed up the metabolism, and what it takes to build a fit mom body.

  • The reasons why women are the largest fitness consumer. (2:33)
  • The common challenges faced for moms looking to get fit. (5:28)
  • The importance of building your metabolism the right way. (11:28)
  • The rhyme and reason behind constructing a workout program to fit your lifestyle. (14:32)
  • The foundational impact of MAPS Anabolic and why women should start with it. (17:25)
  • Don’t focus on the scale! (21:32)
  • The benefits of intermediately adding High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) when time is limited and what to watch out for. (24:11)
  • Tackling the issue of limited access to equipment with MAPS Anywhere and why momentum and consistency are key when starting a program. (29:54)
  • Creating the right mindset behind nutrition through intuitive eating. (33:30)
  • Utilizing all the free resources that Mind Pump provides. (38:38)

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Dec 07, 2020
1439: How Aging Affects Weight Gain & Metabolism, Crazy Fitness Myths That Just Won’t Die, Ways to Fix Foot Pain & More
01:13:59

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the craziest fitness myths, the impact of resistance training on an aging metabolism, addressing foot pain by strengthening the feet, and whether the at-home digital fitness space is getting crowded.

  • Mind Pump Corrections. (4:54)
  • Mind Pump on their experiences with drug testing. (6:02)
  • Adam’s charitable giving. (10:45)
  • Is the sex robot revolution coming? (16:39)
  • The new frontier of marketing to kids. (20:18)
  • Strange COVID News with Sal. (27:21)
  • Justin is hilarious! (33:28)
  • The benefits and various ways to cook grass-fed meat. (34:29)
  • The most important factors that will impact your sleep and ways to combat that. (38:38)
  • What will your COVID vaccination card look like? (42:15)
  • Snoop Dogg is slowly building an empire. (46:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some of the craziest fitness myths that you have heard from clients? (49:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – How does aging affect weight gain and metabolism? How much of an impact can resistance training have on this? (57:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – I'm struggling with pain in my toes and arches. How do you best strengthen the feet? (1:00:14)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is the at-home digital fitness space getting crowded? (1:06:23)

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Dec 05, 2020
1438: The Advantages of Sumo Vs. Conventional Deadlifts, How to Accelerate Recovery, Long-Term Habits for Lifetime Health & More
01:09:54

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of sumo deadlifts over regular deadlifts, go-to recovery methods for overtraining or overreaching, long-term habits essential for lifetime health, and starting a career as a trainer during COVID.

  • 25 nights of holiday movies with Mind Pump. (4:11)
  • Mind Pump’s childhood obsessions. (5:51)
  • Sal’s kerfuffle with Jessica. (12:00)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, We are the Champions on Netflix. (16:34)
  • The hypocrisy of politicians. (21:56)
  • Shout Out to Mind Pump’s top listeners! (27:25
  • Mind Pump’s obsession with coffee. (29:27)
  • The important skill of having a healthy relationship with money. (38:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the benefits of sumo deadlifts over regular deadlifts? (48:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some of your go-to recovery methods for when you have been overtraining or overreaching? (52:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – From training clients in advanced age, what did you learn about what long-term habits are essential for lifetime health? (57:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – How would you recommend starting a career as a trainer, right now, during the COVID situation? (1:02:28)

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Dec 04, 2020
1437: The Unfiltered Truth About MMA With Phil Daru
01:29:37

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with renowned fight trainer, Phil Daru.

  • Phil’s experience hanging out with Logan Paul. (4:06)
  • His thoughts on the recent Mike Tyson fight. (7:43)
  • How there are levels to this game. (8:40)
  • Why being good these days is not enough. (11:30)
  • Could you be a really good fighter and not be picked up by the UFC? (13:53)
  • The journeyman’s journey explained. (14:41)
  • The attributes of a great versus successful fighter. (16:01)
  • Why he likes to have his hands on everything. (17:46)
  • The mental training involved in fighting. (19:09)
  • When did he realize he had more passion for coaching than fighting? (22:41)
  • The characteristics of a ‘fighter’. (23:26)
  • The last time a fighter surprised him. (26:11)
  • The importance of ‘taking a punch’. (27:47)
  • The components of a “badass” team. (30:17)
  • Understanding the roles of the coaches. (33:20)
  • The most optimal form of martial arts for the average person. (34:46)
  • The truth behind the statement, the last thing to go is your power. (36:05)
  • The greatness of Tyson and Ali. (37:30)
  • The common misconceptions of having ‘knockout power’. (39:11)
  • The evolution of MMA and the role of PED’s in the sport. (40:57)
  • His take on transgender athletes in mixed martial arts. (45:42)
  • The biggest mistakes coaches make with their fighters. (47:56)
  • The science and process behind weight cutting. (49:59)
  • What does the rehydration process look like? (54:07)
  • The role of marijuana when it comes to performance. (55:50)
  • Why you will not see fighters fighting in the streets. (58:27)
  • The value of MMA training for kids. (59:54)
  • The humbling effects of training in an MMA gym, the benefits of slow wins & MORE. (1:01:55)
  • The value of the enforcer. (1:05:28)
  • The fragile nature of the male ego. (1:09:40)
  • Guiding his children in the right way. (1:14:07)
  • The craziest moves he has seen. (1:15:25)
  • What separates him from his peers? (1:17:38)
  • Building that ‘buy-in’ with his athletes. (1:19:25)
  • The importance of the ‘arts’ of mixed martial arts. (1:22:53)
  • Who is the best striker he has seen? (1:24:38)
  • Fighters to look out for. (1:25:50)

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Dec 03, 2020
1436: How to Know If You Have Metabolic Damage, Ways to Strengthen the Pelvic Floor, the Importance of Changing Up Your Workouts for Continued Progress & More
01:10:56

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about identifying metabolic damage, running a workout program over and over, how a strong pelvic floor is important and ways to increase pelvic floor strength, and recommended supplements, vitamins or products to maintain health during the winter.

  • Mind Pump nerds out on Star Wars. (4:56)
  • The guys break down the Mike Tyson fight card from over the weekend. (14:30)
  • Mind Pump Conspiracy Theory Corner. (19:58)
  • The strange errors surrounding COVID death count. (22:30)
  • The latest on the COVID vaccines. (26:04)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite Christmas movies. (30:40)
  • Felix Gray, the perfect holiday gift. (34:18)
  • Sal cannot sleep anywhere anymore. (35:45)
  • Sal calls out his wife. (37:35)
  • Updates on life with the Di Stefano’s. (39:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you know if you have metabolic damage? Or if you have a healthy metabolic rate? (46:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – Could someone realistically run MAPS Anabolic forever, with progressive overload, and still make progress? (54:40)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you define how a strong pelvic floor is important and ways to increase strength there? (1:00:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – During winter months, what supplements, vitamins or products would you recommend to maintain health? (1:05:12)

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Dec 02, 2020
1435: How to Kick Your Sugar Addiction in 5 Simple Steps
44:19

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the addictive nature of sugar and how to kick the sugar habit.

  • Hi, my name is Adam Schafer and I have been addicted to sugar for 25 years. (3:04)
  • The POWERFUL effects sugar has on the body. (5:45)
  • Admit you have a problem. (9:05)
  • Drop the artificial sweeteners. (17:06)
  • The “cold turkey” versus slow approach. (20:33)

 

  • How to Kick Your Sugar Addiction in 5 Simple Steps.

 

  • #1 – Create the barrier in your house. (25:55)
  • #2 – Allow “healthier” substitutes in the house. (28:46)
  • #3 – Prioritize protein intake. (32:42)
  • #4 – Avoid heavily processed foods. (35:23)
  • #5 – Eliminate artificial sweeteners. (40:50)

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Nov 30, 2020
1434: How to Kick Start Muscle Growth When Nothing Seems to Work, When to Use Cluster Sets, the Benefits of the Floor Press Vs. the Traditional Bench Press & More
01:00:45

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about non-responders to resistance training, the benefits of the floor press versus the traditional bench press for those working out at home, thoughts and opinions on cluster sets, and adverse health effects when eating close to going to bed.

  • The funny reason why Sal needs new Vuori pants. (4:45)
  • The weird black market for breast milk. (6:04)
  • Sal’s lie controversy explained. (7:38)
  • Dealing with friends and family with conflicting ideas/views. (14:05)
  • Studies with Sal. (23:12)
  • Tesla is MUCH MORE than a car company. (24:34)
  • Adam’s cool guy story. (29:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there such a thing as non-responders to resistance training? Have you ever come across them before? (37:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits of the floor press versus the traditional bench press for those working out at home? (44:18)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts and opinions on cluster sets? How are they best utilized? How are they best programmed? What exercises do they work well with? (48:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are there adverse health effects when eating close to going to bed? Should you eat dinner hours before? (53:15)

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Nov 28, 2020
1433: How to Stop Fat Gain, What to Do If You Wake up Stiff & Immobile, the Effect of Food Intolerances on Nutrient Assimilation & More
01:06:46

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about food intolerances, feeling stiff and immobile in the morning, getting fat when bulking, and how vocalizing their personal opinions and details about their lives has affected their brand, business and personal lives.

  • Milestone dad moments with Mind Pump. (3:37)
  • Sal’s baby is brilliant. (7:38)
  • Adam and Justin’s CRAZY drive home from Truckee. (9:05)
  • How Sal is in the “twilight zone” with baby Aurelius and parent hacks with Mind Pump. (20:25)
  • Let people make their own choices. (27:58)
  • Happy Thanksgiving from Mind Pump. (30:09)
  • Want to be featured on the podcast?! (32:21)
  • Mind Pump’s MASSIVE Black Friday Sales! (33:22)
  • Mind Pump Workouts. (34:53)
  • Justin may need to lock up his wife! (36:32)
  • Mind Pump Recommends. (37:50)
  • Skiing adventures with Mind Pump. (39:54)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you have food intolerances, do you still derive the nutritional value from those foods? (46:49)
  • #Quah question #2 – When I wake up, I feel very stiff and immobile and it takes me a while to regain my natural mobility. What can I do before, during, and after I sleep to help me wake up and move better? (50:09)
  • #Quah question #3 – I'm bulking, but I feel like I’m getting fat. Help?! (55:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – How has incorporating, vocalizing your personal opinions, and details about your lives positively or negatively affected the brand, business, and your personal lives? (58:49)

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Nov 27, 2020
1432: How to Be a Strong Woman With Helen Lin
53:48

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with contest winner Helen Lin.

  • How long has she listened to the show? (3:00)
  • Her fascinating background and introduction to health and fitness. (4:00)
  • When did she notice the benefits of fitness? (10:06)
  • The crazy world of ice swimming. (12:37)
  • The driving force of wanting to stand out. (14:00)
  • When did she discover strength training? (19:06)
  • Why she doesn’t do things for fun, but competition. (23:02)
  • The level of strength stamina required for rock climbers. (25:18)
  • What are some of her favorite climbs? (27:34)
  • Her path to American Ninja Warrior. (28:30)
  • When did she get into Olympic lifting? (33:00)
  • The pivotal moments in her nutrition journey. (36:26)
  • The commonalities between the Mind Pump method and her own. (39:22)
  • The value of Organifi’s products. (41:16)
  • Protein, the magical macronutrient. (42:43)
  • Her experience with in-home training. (44:55)
  • Creating that cultural shift to the benefits of resistance training. (46:41)
  • What does she do to let loose? (51:02)

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Nov 26, 2020
1431: The Best Order to Do Exercises, How to Brace Your Core When Lifting, Ways to Help Loved Ones Get In Shape & More
01:09:44

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to practice bracing the core for lifting, the best order to do the big lifts if performed in a single workout, the definition of fitness, and helping a significant-other get in shape.

  • How the guys consume Ned products. (6:53)
  • Life after kids with Mind Pump. (8:42)
  • Random Hour with Mind Pump. (16:45)
  • Why some things do not require signs. (26:00)
  • Strange Laws with Mind Pump. (27:37)
  • Exciting news from Butcher Box! (31:56)
  • Studies with Sal. (33:10)
  • Why we must stop breaking people into groups! (36:06)
  • Check out the 3rd Rail podcast with Bret Weinstein. (37:40)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (40:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you practice bracing your core for lifting? (44:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – If I were to dedicate a workout only to the essential five (squat, deadlift, bench, row, and overhead press), what order would you do them in? (47:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – Define fitness? (54:04)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do any of you have experience helping a significant-other get in shape? I’m having a hard time balancing being a good or nice boyfriend, while also trying to be strict or real with my guidance and advice. (59:51)

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Nov 25, 2020
1430: Why Everyone Should Deadlift
46:21

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why the deadlift is one of the most effective exercises you can do.

  • Why should you deadlift? (2:55)
  • A fundamental movement that is still relevant today. (5:32)
  • The myths surrounding the deadlift. (8:18)
  • Why a deadlifters body doesn’t always have a large waist. (12:14)
  • The importance of having confidence if you are a trainer. (15:24)
  • How the body responds to the environment you present it in. (17:20)
  • The crossover benefits into the real world. (21:40)
  • An excellent exercise for beginners! (22:30)
  • The value of the isometric aspect of the exercise. (27:37)
  • Practice the movement to rid yourself of default patterns. (30:16)
  • Deadlifts build strong hands! (32:36)
  • How deadlifts build a bulletproof back. (36:32)
  • Make sure to modify your intensity. (41:37)

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Nov 23, 2020
1429: The Truth About Powerbuilding Workouts, When Zercher Squats Are Better Than Front Squats, Working Out for Fun & More
01:12:15

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effectiveness of powerbuilding, the value a Zercher squat provides that a front squat doesn’t, the best program for someone who wants to maximize benefits while losing weight, and when it is advisable to go “off script” for the sake of fun when following a workout program.

  • A wonderful practice of accepting the way things are. (5:12)
  • Why black markets exist in the first place, the COVID impact & MORE! (6:55)
  • Everyone is jumping on the Parler train. (19:57)
  • New segment alert! The 3rd Rail with Sal Di Stefano. (23:04)
  • Adam, the butt of the joke. (24:09)
  • Banana pumpkin protein muffins by Organifi. (29:35)
  • Studies with Sal. (32:34)
  • How Public Goods is crushing amid the pandemic. (38:43)
  • Recycling is NOT what it used to be. (41:02)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Wayne on Prime Video. (42:57)
  • Soaking in the moments with your kids. (45:03)
  • #Quah question #1 - How effective is power building? (49:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – What value does a Zercher squat provide that a front squat doesn’t? I find the pain of the bar, in the crook of my arms for Zercher squat, limits the weight I can lift way before my muscle strength does. So, I wonder if I should front squat instead? (55:49)
  • #Quah question #3 – What program would you recommend for someone who wants to maximize benefits while losing weight? I don’t want to lift just to maintain muscle. I want to improve other things at the same time. I’d imagine something like MAPS Performance would be good because it would help maintain muscle while also improving other athletic factors that won’t be minimized during weight loss. (1:00:23)
  • #Quah question #4 - When following a program, when it is advisable to go “off script” for the sake of fun? (1:04:23)

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Nov 21, 2020
1428: The Importance of Exercise Tempo, Smith Machines Vs. Free Barbell Weights, How to Navigate Mind Pump Resources & More
01:08:45

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how exercise tempo affects the aesthetics of resistance training, how Smith machines compare to free barbell weights, eating in a surplus on off days when bulking, and how to navigate Mind Pump’s library of instructional videos, free resources, workout programs, and advice.

  • Mind Pump has ‘faces’ for a podcast. (5:50)
  • This is 40, Adam and Catrina’s birthday weekend. (7:13)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (22:08)
  • The lack of sleep that is going on at the Di Stefano household. (23:33)
  • The controversy surrounding Baby Yoda. (25:20)
  • The latest on the COVID vaccines. (28:21)
  • Mind Pump HQ getting hooked up with new PRx gear. (32:03)
  • The logic behind indoor/outdoor gyms. (35:25)
  • Felix Gray blue-blocking glasses and their benefits to kids' behavior, homeschooling & MORE. (38:04)
  • #Quah question #1 – How does exercise tempo affect the aesthetics of resistance training? (48:25)
  • #Quah question #2 - Smith machines versus free barbell weights? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – While bulking on three times a week routine, should we eat in a surplus on off days as well? (58:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – With Mind Pump being a treasure trove of instructional videos, free resources, workout programs, and advice, how would you help a beginner with a list of imbalances, mobility issues, and proper movements, etc.? Help them dive into something like correctional exercise and mobility without being overwhelmed? There are MAPS Prime, Prime Pro, and hundreds of videos posted on Mind Pump TV alone. Where would you get them to start? (1:02:27)

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Nov 20, 2020
1427: Don’t Make These 6 Bulking Mistakes
47:40

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to bulk and the mistakes to avoid.

  • Let’s talk bulking during the holidays. (3:23)
  • The misconceptions around bulking. (5:35)
  • Don’t Make These 6 Bulking Mistakes.
  • #1 - Consuming junk food to meet your macros. (7:33)
  • #2 - Not tracking and hitting protein intake. (19:24)
  • #3 – Bulking for too long. (22:34) 
  • #4 – Paying attention only to the scale. (27:00)
  • #5 – Not meal prepping in advance. (35:38)
  • #6 – Improper training. (40:08)

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Nov 19, 2020
1426: Good Fats Vs. Bad Fats, How to Get a More Restful & Regenerative Night’s Sleep, The Benefits of Power Cleans & More
01:07:53

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of power cleans, the part of sleep that is best for recovery, whether there are “good” fats and “bad” fats, and managing fitness lifestyle, business, and fatherhood.

  • Mind Pump Debates: Sony versus Xbox. (5:44)
  • Mind Pump going ‘hard’ on Parler. (9:28)
  • Will there be a mandatory vaccine? (12:10)
  • Hypocrisy at its finest. (17:30)
  • How Jessica is bouncing back post-pregnancy. (18:55)
  • Nerd News with Sal. (20:53)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Predictions for Disney stock. (25:42)
  • Whale watching with The Andrews. (27:32)
  • Maximus loves Magic Spoon too! (30:42)
  • Courteney Andrews the roaster. (34:19)
  • Be careful what you say around children. (35:44)
  • ChiliPad to the rescue! (39:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are power cleans worth the try? What do they benefit? (41:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – I struggle to sleep more than 7 hours a night. Which part of sleep is best for recovery? Is it possible to increase just that part, such as deep sleep? If so, how? (47:01)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you guys break down the whole back and forth of “good” fats versus “bad” fats? Saturated versus unsaturated fats? I thought a macro is a macro. (52:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you manage fitness, lifestyle, business, and being a father? I know you all make it seem seamless, but I struggle with maintaining my fitness, work, and being a father. (56:42)

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Nov 18, 2020
1425: How to Produce the #1 Fitness Podcast in the World (The Story of Doug)
01:30:39

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin interview their producer, Doug Egge, about his upbringing, life experiences and the journey that led him to partner with them and create Mind Pump.

  • The values and morals that built the foundation. (4:40)
  • Living up to his brother’s standards. (11:30)
  • How he chose to follow the path less likely. (16:00)
  • Reconnecting to his childlike wonder. (20:19)
  • Take yourself out of your comfort zone and DO SOMETHING CRAZY! (21:51)
  • Where does his relationship with money come from? (25:21)
  • The HUGE lesson learned the hard way. (30:00)
  • How his daughter stole his heart. (39:21)
  • When did he fall in love with fitness? (47:25)
  • When Doug met Sal. (49:52)
  • The creation of MAPS Anabolic. (55:55)
  • The evolution of the Mind Pump message. (59:04)
  • His experiences of first meeting Adam and Justin. (1:05:12)
  • Becoming the ring leader. (1:08:50)
  • The Mind Pump system of core values. (1:10:15)
  • Stand out moments with Mind Pump. (1:12:32)
  • The silent, but supportive leader. (1:24:58)

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Nov 16, 2020
1424: The Best Way to Get a Higher Vertical Jump, What to Do If You Have Poor Calf Genetics, Why Female CrossFit Athletes Tend to Have Thicker Waists & More
01:08:21

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to get a higher vertical jump, favorite old school lifts that don’t see love anymore, whether the calf muscle is mostly determined by genetics and is not as “trainable” as other muscles, and why female CrossFitters usually have thicker waists.

  • Why Mind Pump has more faith in the Disney+ business model. (4:47)
  • Sal is not winning points with Jessica. (7:42)
  • Justin is a content machine! (14:26)
  • Russia continues to troll the US, Bill Gates talk, viral videos & MORE. (17:18)
  • Spotify continues to make BIG moves in the podcast space. (23:50)
  • How Legion has helped Sal wean off caffeine. (25:34)
  • Congratulations to Emily Harrington, the first woman to free-climb El Capitan. (28:32)
  • Why Adam is in the doghouse. (32:05)
  • Gymshark’s “interesting” marketing strategy. (34:32)
  • Another reason why Sal loves ButcherBox. (41:11)
  • The impact of making food more expensive. (42:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to get a higher vertical jump? (45:36)
  • #Quah question #2 - Favorite old school lifts that don’t see love anymore? (53:06)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it true that the calf muscle is mostly determined by genetics and is not as “trainable” as other muscles in terms of increasing size? (59:06)
  • #Quah question #4 - Why do female CrossFitters usually have thicker waists? (1:03:57)

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Nov 14, 2020
1423: The Benefit of Practicing Vs. Performing Exercises, How to Introduce Strength Training to Older Family Members, When to Turn to Supplements & Medication When Diet, Sleep & Exercise Seem Insufficient & More
01:07:04

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the the difference between practicing a squat vs. performing a squat, how to introduce a fragile 65 year old to strength training, where to draw the line between deciding to improve health naturally through diet, exercise, and sleep or using more unnatural methods like supplements and medication, and whether it is ever a good idea to listen to your appetite when it comes to nutrition.

  • How the Caldera Labs face serum is making Adam look 5 years younger. (5:24)
  • Mind Pump Techniques: All about deadlifts. (9:20)
  • Sal’s long night explained. (15:01)
  • Funny Stories with Justin. (19:00)
  • The media versus reality: 2020 Election. (21:56)
  • Sleep deprivation effects, men versus women. (29:39)
  • Why the Organifi green juice trumps the competition. (32:11)
  • Growing pains with Maximus. (34:00)
  • Studies with Sal. (37:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the difference between practicing a squat vs. performing a squat? How does that contribute to overall better physique, mobility, and longevity? (41:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – I have a 65-year-old dad who has never strength trained in his life and is fragile. How would you start introducing him to strength training? (48:19)
  • #Quah question #3 - Where do you draw the line between deciding to improve your health naturally through diet, exercise, and sleep or using more unnatural methods like supplements and medication? How do you strike a balance between these two methods? (53:38)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is it ever a good idea to listen to your appetite when it comes to nutrition? I feel like as long as we eat healthily and don’t completely overdo it, our appetite should be a good indicator of how much food our body really needs. (58:57)

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Nov 13, 2020
1422: How to Build a Sexy Dad Bod
50:32

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the popularity of the "dad bod" and how to build a great one.

  • Mind Pump discusses the popularity of the ‘dad bod’ and the stigma behind being ‘jacked’. (4:23)
  • The science behind the ultimate attractive body type. (7:04)
  • What defines a ‘dad bod’? (12:35)
  • The positives of aiming for a ‘dad bod’. (14:40)
  • The mirror versus performance, Mind Pump standards & MORE. (18:12)
  • Why Mind Pump discourages striving for the “magazine look.” (24:17)
  • How to Build a Sexy Dad Bod. (25:25)
  • #1 – Build muscle. (25:42)
  • #2 – Diet strategy. (32:31)
  • #3 – Don't obsess. (39:34)
  • #4 – Play and do stuff. (44:54)

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Nov 12, 2020
1421: How to Develop Rotational Power, Ways to Improve Sperm Count & Motility, How to Properly Breathe When Lifting & More
01:02:37

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises for developing rotational power, programming P.E. for students in online schools, how to properly breathe when lifting, and exercises or foods to help with sperm count & motility.

  • Adam’s snafu with the new nanny. (5:07)
  • Baby Aurelius and Maximus updates. (9:32)
  • How Ned has been Sal’s savior. (20:22)
  • Justin’s COVID rant. (22:45)
  • How Adam pulled a Sal at the mall. (23:55)
  • Felix Gray has physical locations! (27:26)
  • The latest on the COVID vaccine. (28:31)
  • Mind Pump gets political. (32:42)
  • The common misconception surrounding effective programming. (36:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises for developing rotational power? (40:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you program P.E. for students in online schools right now? (47:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – I'm learning how to properly breathe when lifting, but I get distracted when I concentrate on my breathing and it messes up my form. Any advice on how to do both without messing up one or the other since both are important? (52:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any particular exercises or foods to help with sperm count & motility? (56:13)

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