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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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
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May 31, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about speeding up metabolism by eating more calories and still doing cardio, training ability to recover and increase work capacity, essentials for a home gym, and lifting heavy after getting a deep tissue massage.

  • Dr. Dre and Mac Cheese in the house! (3:45)
  • How Seed tests their probiotics with a machine that acts like your gut! (5:40)
  • Mind Pump ‘pop culture’ hour. (7:48)
  • The crazy stats around ‘Digital Eye Syndrome’ and how Felix Gray glasses stand out above the crowd. (10:33)
  • Video game addiction is officially a mental health disorder. (15:42)
  • A nice way to intimidate the other side… UFOs reported by Navy pilots. (27:54)
  • Sealed FBI audiotapes allege Martin Luther King Jr. had affairs with 40 women and watched while a friend raped a woman, a report claims. How we must separate the man from the art. (35:40)
  • Have four or more babies in Hungary and you'll pay no income tax for life. (47:12)
  • Everest death toll rises to 11 amid overcrowding concerns. (50:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you speed up your metabolism by eating more calories and still do cardio? Not overdo it, but just enough to maintain tightness. (54:06)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you train your ability to recover and increase work capacity? Why is this important? (1:03:51)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your essentials for a home gym? (1:11:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is lifting heavy a bad idea after getting a deep tissue massage? (1:19:16)

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May 30, 2019

In this episode Sal, Adam and Justin break down High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), the negatives, the positives and how to do it properly.

  • The confusion and misconceptions around HIIT (High-intensity interval training). (2:43)
  • Demystifying the ‘aura’ around HIIT. Who is it for? Not for? (11:45)
  • What are the risks involved with HIIT? (14:05)
  • When would you program HIIT for a client? Yourself? (22:54)
  • Do you lose less muscle doing HIIT vs. traditional cardio? (30:20)
  • The benefits of HIIT. (31:46)
  • What HIIT protocol would you prescribe for a client? (35:44)
  • What two things prevent people from succeeding at HIIT? (43:17)
  • Biggest takeaways for proper HIIT training + Why MAPS HIIT is superior programming. (44:48)

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May 29, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of squatting below parallel, the biggest myths in fitness, at-home fitness programs such as Beachbody, and strategies for behavior change.

  • How the guys are finally at their ‘nostalgia’ age for marketers. (3:17)
  • How to balance your ‘Yin/yang’ using the elixirs from Four Sigmatic. (5:19)
  • The importance of having integrity and teaching what you are an expert in: The guys respond to the Jillian Michaels ‘kettlebell’ training video. (12:27)
  • CrossFit takes a stand and deletes their Facebook and Instagram platforms: The need for checks and balances in the market. (19:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the benefits of squatting below parallel and it is worth it for the average gym goer to practice that? (43:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the biggest myths in fitness? For example, the anabolic window. (1:00:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on at-home fitness programs such as those developed and marketed by Beachbody? (1:16:11)
  • #Quah question #4 – In episode 1034 you briefly talked about the importance of influencing people to change their behavior, in regards to health and fitness, instead of just focusing on facts. Can you share some strategies for behavior change? (1:23:52)

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May 27, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Jamal Liggin, trainer of top-tier pro athletes and entertainment celebrities.

  • How Marshawn Lynch ‘rubbed’ Adam the wrong way. (2:12)
  • Why Jamal knew he was a trainer before he even knew he was a coach. (5:17)
  • Where does his incredible drive and work ethic come from? (16:50)
  • How he applies what he sees to incorporate into his client’s workouts. (20:10)
  • Why it’s not about being the fastest guy anymore but maintaining the speed. (22:55)
  • What are the biggest misconceptions about training for athletic performance and explosiveness? (25:05)
  • The major differences in training between the college vs. professional athlete. (36:00)
  • The hierarchy of tools used to control the body and get FASTER. (37:37)
  • What are some of the most important exercises young athletes can do? More advanced athletes?  (44:15)
  • Impressive stories from the athlete’s he has trained and worked with. (45:53)
  • The importance of being AWARE of your body. (49:13)
  • The illusion that ALL professional athletes have the best trainer training them: How social media is diluting good trainers’ brand. (53:48)
  • The pros and cons of bilateral vs. unilateral movements. (1:00:22)
  • How did his partnership with Nike happen? (1:03:09)
  • How your work ethic plays a KEY role in your success. (1:06:27)
  • The importance of warming up/priming the body before a workout. (1:13:38)
  • Biggest pet peeve with his athletes? (1:15:46)
  • What are the current trends he is seeing? (1:16:54)
  • Why sometimes being a workhorse in the gym doesn’t apply on the field. (1:21:14)
  • The process to become a trainer in his gym. (1:25:25)
  • The differences between working with athletes vs. celebrities. (1:27:58)

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May 25, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to gain muscle and stay lean, the best way to warm up for weight training when you are pressed for time, specific exercises that help your squat, and overtraining and stomach issues.

  • Adam ‘grills up’ the Ultimate BBQ Bundle from Butcher Box using his new Traeger + how ‘protein rice’ is sweeping the nation using Kettle & Fire bone broth. (5:22)
  • Does Adam have a ‘Satan’ house?? The power of the Joovv red light + updates on his current health protocol.  (13:05)
  • Project ‘Beefcake’: Justin shares his current fitness protocol. (17:42)
  • The guys bond over their ‘kerfuffle’s’ with their significant others: How the ‘small’ things can stack up, ‘wife’ Brain.fm & MORE. (18:45)
  • Sal gives his son public speaking tips to prepare for his big speech! (32:41)
  • ‘New Coke’ is making a comeback!! How it’s not about the taste as much as nostalgia. (35:43)
  • Why you should NEVER use airport USB charging stations. (42:05)
  • How your insurance company can collect data based on your driving habits to lower your premium. Why privacy experts are concerned? (43:29)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to gain muscle while staying somewhat lean? (48:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to warm up for weight training when you are pressed for time? (59:44)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some specific exercises, other than mobility movements, that will help with your squat? (1:08:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can overtraining or working out too much cause stomach issues (such as bloating, stomach pain and acid reflux)? If so, how should you go about it? (1:14:53)

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May 24, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to get rid of love handles and a stomach pooch, the best exercises for athletics, the causes of Roid Rage, and dating advice for their sons.

  • Mind Pump claims their favorite Skinny Dipped almond flavors. (3:15)
  • Getting food with Justin is a recipe for disaster. (7:04)
  • ‘Beers with the Boys’ (pre-Quah) at the next Mind Pump Live event. (9:40)
  • Who caused the bubble in the medallion market to burst? (14:11)
  • Ford plans a new wave of layoffs: Has the wave of purchasing vehicles peaked? (21:24)
  • The guys give their take on the Game of Thrones finale, future prequels & MORE. (26:18)
  • Why overtraining DOES exist. (32:32)
  • Mind Pump having a Memorial Day ‘FIRE SALE’!! (40:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – I always hear love handles are the last thing to go, along with the little stomach pooch at the bottom. I would love to hear what you guys have to say about them and what you have done to help clients get rid of them? (42:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the best exercises that will transfer to athletics? (54:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there any truth behind ‘Roid Rage’? Is it due to improper dosing, abuse or is it just steroids amplifying anger that is already there? (1:04:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – What kind of dating advice will you give your sons? (1:15:59)

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May 23, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss a recent study on ultra-processed foods that have confirmed what they have long-suggested on the show, that calories are not just calories and that food quality matters.

  • How the problem with most studies done on diet is they are done in an observational manner. (2:47)
  • Ultra-processed foods make us eat more, and it’s not about their nutritional makeup: study. (4:50)
  • What is the definition of ultra-processed food? (7:50)
  • The benefits of processed foods. (9:50)
  • Why the biggest single contributor to chronic health problems in modern societies is obesity. (23:07)
  • Becoming aware of the hedonistic properties of these highly palatable foods. (29:23)
  • The evolution of what we perceive as palatable. (37:23)
  • How we are living in ‘if it fits your macro world’. (45:43)
  • How do we manage around this in today’s world? Understanding your relationship with these foods. (49:22)
  • Why you must create barriers between yourself and these ultra-processed foods and eliminate barriers between yourself and healthy foods. (55:10)
  • The one thing to start TODAY to bring your body to its natural bodyweight. (1:02:21)

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May 22, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to proceed with your workout when all the major equipment is taken, where to pick up after a hiatus from working out, if it is better to do a slow, more gradual cut as opposed to a shorter, more drastic “mini cut," and how body dysmorphia can sabotage our health and fitness goals.

  • Why the guys want to get an autotune machine. (5:37)
  • How KISS is the death of all metal. (6:50)
  • Why time and patience are extremely important when it comes to facilitating change. Adam updates the audience on his recent testosterone levels using the Everly Well tests. (12:38)
  • The paradox of being around a lot of people: The rise of loneliness in big societies. (22:38)
  • The popularity of delivery services: How we now are justifying going to the store or not. (31:50)
  • The CBD market craze and how companies like Ned stand out in the crowd. (38:40)
  • The importance of vetting sources in the proven guilty till innocent era: Buzzfeed vs. Tony Robbins. (44:04)
  • The underground war of information: The US vs. China tariff trade war. (52:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – When the gym is absolutely packed and all the major equipment is taken, what do you suggest doing? Improvise using lighter weights with higher reps or choose different exercise? (58:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – After a 2-week period of no workouts during a program (like MAPS Anabolic), is it better to continue where you left off or to start the program all over again? (1:10:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it better to do a slow, more gradual cut as opposed to a shorter, more drastic “mini cut”? (1:16:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you go in depth on what body dysmorphia is and how it can sabotage our health and fitness goals? And how it can affect our daily life as well as physical and emotional health? (1:21:48)

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May 20, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with world-renowned strength and conditioning Joe DeFranco.

  • The moment he knew he was meant to help people. (6:25)
  • How his ‘tunnel-focused’ mentality jump-started his career early on. (8:12)
  • How did the relationship with Onnit happen? Fall out? (11:30)
  • His process of scaling himself out of the day to day gym owner duties. (23:40)
  • His biggest problems with CrossFit. (28:29)
  • The evolution of his training methodology. (44:24)
  • Are there different protocols of how he assesses the average person compared to an athlete? (50:05)
  • How does he assess a ‘freak’ athlete? (52:42)
  • The amazing story of working with Miles Austin: From ‘no-name’ athlete to NFL star. (54:24)
  • How the ‘gym family’ is a REAL thing. (1:03:42)
  • What surprised him the most about the ‘politics’ in pro sports? (1:06:21)
  • Why studies don’t tell the whole story: The importance of context. (1:09:47)
  • His take on social media: The good, the bad & the ugly. (1:17:18)
  • How the more you learn, the more you go back and progress. (1:26:45)
  • How does he incorporate ‘new’ technologies into his life? Clients? (1:28:50)
  • Why the more you know, the more the answer is “it depends on A, B, C, D…” (1:34:15)
  • Has he ruffled any feathers in the world of academia? A ‘conscious competence’ rant on sled pulling/pushing. (1:35:22)
  • What makes his certification different/stand out from the others out in the space? (1:44:52)

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May 18, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the traditional deadlift vs. a trap bar deadlift, LISS at work and maintaining an anabolic state, pre-workout's affect on the fat burning process and Doug's health and wellness journey.

  • The nostalgia of 80s movies: Good and bad. (4:37)
  • Sal recaps the 2nd day of the handgun training course. (10:12)
  • How Sal uses Brain.fm to fall asleep after a rough day. (14:35)
  • Recipe for a great weekend: Adam’s new Traeger Grill and the ‘Ultimate BBQ Bundle’ from Butcher Box. (17:50)
  • The rise of the ‘sober bar’ + how Justin is lowering his alcohol intake. (23:18)
  • How Mind Pump will be changing the format to their next live event. (28:10)
  • Why it’s not enough about the information, but the behavior to create change. (30:50)
  • Burger King continuing their brilliant marketing: The company to test delivery in terrible traffic jams. (36:00)
  • How people are profiting over hysteria: EMF shielding garments are on the rise. (39:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on the traditional deadlift vs. the trap bar deadlift? As I get older, should I switch to the trap bar to save my back? (43:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – For people who get extra LISS at work (for example in construction), what effect does that have on maintaining an anabolic state? (54:44)
  • #Quah question #3 – Does pre-workout affect the fat burning process? If it gives you energy, does that mean the body doesn’t feel the need to burn fat? (1:02:12)
  • #Quah question #4 – When will we get to hear Doug's story? What has his health and wellness journey been like? What does Doug think about anything and everything? (1:13:45)

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May 17, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the pros & cons of doing cardio before weight training vs after, what a woman’s focus for fitness/health be through pregnancy, the biomarker that offers the most benefit to people and what you should look for in a business partner.

  • A discussion of the hip hop of old vs. today. (3:50)
  • A case for why you should AVOID artificial sweeteners. (7:31)
  • Clarifying the differences between the male and female products from Seed + the benefits of probiotics. (17:57)
  • Sal and Jessica are taking a gun training course. (22:32)
  • How the Warriors are crushing + Adam’s case for why they are a better team without Kevin Durant. (28:18)
  • A great example of government hysteria: You can now legally possess nunchucks in Arizona. (35:11)
  • Bayer is bleeding money!! The latest ‘Roundup’ weed killer cancer trial and why you should go organic. (36:34)
  • Mind Pump officially has Spotify custom playlists!! (43:17)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you explain the pros & cons of doing cardio before weight training vs after? I hate doing cardio, so if I don’t do it first then I won’t do it at all. (46:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – What should a woman’s focus for fitness/health be through pregnancy? Starting before getting pregnant and after giving birth. (54:43)
  • #Quah question #3 - What biomarker, such as blood sugar or blood pressure, do you think will offer the most benefit to people when made conveniently available to the general public? (1:01:17)
  • #Quah question #4 - What should you look for in a business partner and what are some red flags that might not be so obvious? (1:07:27)

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May 16, 2019

A well defined, muscular 6-pack is almost universally admired and is the goal of many gym goers.  In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin break down exactly what it takes to build a visible 6-pack in the shortest amount of time possible.

  • How Catrina has as many bikinis as Adam does shoes. (1:59)
  • What is the allure around the abs? (3:30)
  • The two major factors that contribute to the definition of your abs. (7:07)
  • The myths surrounding the PROPER training of your abs. (10:15)
  • What are the actions of the abs and the muscles that comprise of them? (16:58)
  • DO NOT fall for the waist trainers! (24:07)
  • How anti-rotational movements are the most underrated movements you can add to your routine when training your abs + the importance of training the muscles that are responsible for protecting you when you move in and out of these plains.  (26:40)
  • The ULTIMATE ab workout (exercises and all explained) to get an IMPRESSIVE 6-pack. (30:59)
  • The biggest myth around ab training shattered! (49:33)

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May 15, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to recover from overtraining once you realize you have been overtraining, what their training looks like as they age into their 40s & 50s, the importance of considering finances when entering into a relationship, and the greatest thing their mothers taught them.

  • Sal’s hack to help with the muscle building process post workout using Kettle & Fire. (4:50)
  • Recapping the live event at the Vuori flagship store in Encinitas, CA: A place for common experiences. (11:27)
  • Adam living the brand. (24:11)
  • How using Four Sigmatic cordyceps will increase your stamina in the gym. (25:42)
  • A child discovers $40,000 worth of meth inside box of Legos. (26:42)
  • The science behind noise-canceling headphones + the future of eyewear technology. (28:46)
  • The next frontier for at home fitness training. (35:46)
  • The guys take on the recent changes to the Army’s combat fitness test. (43:17)
  • Florida man arrested for refusing to remove vulgar sticker. (46:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to recover from overtraining once you realize you have been overtraining? (49:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you guys see your training looking like as you age into your 40s & 50s? (1:01:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should relationships be a financial consideration? For example, what if your partner has debt? (1:15:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the greatest thing your mothers’ have taught you? (1:25:50)

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May 13, 2019

The Guys interview Dr. Roy Vongtama.

  • His background in the space, how he got into it and what is he currently doing. (2:18)
  • Flourishing vs. languishing mindset and how your thoughts affect the body. (17:27)
  • How you have to be careful about how you ‘word’ things. (23:04)
  • The ‘weird’ power of the placebo effect. (27:20)
  • Do they have any research to show cancer survival rates with changes of attitude? (31:19)
  • Why don’t doctors talk about diet and nutrition? (34:02)
  • Taking ownership of your life in the presence of bad news. (40:43)
  • How the body is not who we are. (47:00)
  • Practices we can do TODAY to improve our mindset. (49:35)
  • What is an EASY way people can practice meditation? (59:29)
  • The concept of tensing and relaxing to DECREASE your mental anxiety. (1:04:30)
  • What is the BIG missing piece of Western Medicine? (1:09:36)
  • Is he starting to see more doctors open to this mindset? (1:12:29)

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May 11, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the strict press vs push press, the value of progressive overload for losing fat, pointers to help correct poor patterns when walking, and how to train someone who thinks you are training too slow.

  • How Justin uses Brain.fm to block out the noise and distractions of the world. (3:50)
  • If Mind Pump was a burger. (5:33)
  • When the small guy gets big: Goodwipes now in ALL Target stores. (9:25)
  • Planet Fitness is CRUSHING it! (13:04)
  • The dark side of artificial sweeteners, how you value food & MORE. (17:23)
  • Sports talk with Mind Pump. (25:49)
  • Organifi’s newest product: Liver Detox. (28:35)
  • Disney’s ‘The Mandalorian’: Their crown jewel on their upcoming streaming platform. (32:48)
  • Is Elliott Hulse drinking is own Kool aide? (35:05)
  • Are celebrities trying to stay relevant by creating their own Instagram pages? The guys weigh in on John Travolta’s attempt. (39:39)
  • The difference between enabling and providing help: Santa Cruz homeless camp situation explained. (42:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you discuss strict press vs push press? The benefits of each and when best to incorporate them into your program? (48:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – When trying to lose fat is progressive overload important or a caloric deficit the only thing that really matters? (59:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – You guys talk about running a lot, but what about walking? What are some pointers you can give to walk correctly and some signs you are walking incorrectly? (1:06:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – I have a client who complained to my boss that my workouts are slow. She is used to boot camp style classes. My boss, another trainer, said I should just kill her with circuits every time. I tried explaining the importance of rest periods but no one listened. What should I do? (1:15:20)

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May 10, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about explosive reps vs. slower tempo reps for hypertrophy, staying lean when transitioning from counting macros to intuitive eating, how to adjust training and nutrition when sleep deprived and the most challenging thing they face when trying to achieve balance in their lives.

  • The strategy to ‘ween’ yourself off caffeine. (3:58)
  • How Skinny Dipped almonds are so ADDICTING! (9:30)
  • Mind Pump gearing up for the Vuori flagship event May 10th. (11:20)
  • Sunscreen chemicals enter the bloodstream at potentially unsafe levels: Study. (14:16)
  • The newest trending sex act, ‘figging’. Why do humans make everything weird? (19:28)
  • Mind Pump clarifies their take on kratom. (22:43)
  • Denver is voting to become the first city to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms. (25:28)
  • How Justin’s kid is the ‘star’ of the party + that age when the other sex first notices you. (31:48)
  • The XFL is returning in 2020. Why the higher the stakes, the more viable the sport. (35:06)
  • New ‘Wellness’ Division coming to IFBB Pro League. (40:17)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are more explosive reps or slower tempo reps better for hypertrophy? (46:07)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would you recommend for someone who has relied on counting macros for a long time to transition to intuitive eating while maintaining a lean physique? (53:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – We just had a baby and getting adequate sleep at night is next to impossible. If you had to wake up every 2-3 hours and had to run on 6 or fewer hours of sleep at night, how would your training and nutrition change? (1:00:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – What balance in your life is most challenging to achieve? (1:05:43)

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May 9, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go into detail how to speed up your metabolism in three steps

  • How people simply aren’t AWARE what they are doing to their own bodies. (2:45)
  • What is metabolism in the context of fitness? (9:09)
  • Are you taking in fewer calories than you are burning? (13:08)
  • How to make fat loss easier and permanent! (14:50)
  • Why you MUST give your body a REASON to have a faster metabolism. (18:35)
  • Step 1: The best way to lift weights PROPERLY, to INCREASE your metabolism. (22:00)
  • Step 2: Sending the RIGHT signals to FUEL your body properly. (27:47)
  • Step 3: Getting proper sleep. (41:30)

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May 8, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips and tricks to help reduce marijuana use, the bison squat bar, the good, bad and ugly of the United States' Food Pyramid (now My Plate), and their thoughts on celebrity transformations.

  • Why people are interested in new information + how Seed stands out from the rest. (6:01)
  • There is another new addition to the Di Stefano Household. Why you just can’t have ONE guinea pig. (10:27)
  • How Santa Cruz has become the hub for ‘furries’. (12:30)
  • New media starting to ‘cross pollinate’ into popular TV shows. (14:26)
  • Adidas shares hit record high after profits beat expectations: The power of having a big star ‘rep’ your brand. (18:49)
  • Are Trump's tariff ‘Tweets’ doing the markets a big favor or not? (21:20)
  • Why everything PornHub touches erects to the stars. (25:40)
  • The link to social media platforms and phone companies. (26:50)
  • Adam gets a speeding ticket + reminiscing on old photos. (30:15)
  • The maximum benefits of switching up your sets and rep ranges. (33:35)
  • Justin getting a little ‘too involved’ in his coaching duties. (36:18)
  • Drinking just one energy drink is enough to cause heart problems, study warns. Will the Government start to regulate this market to kids? (43:26)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some tips or tricks to help reduce the amount of weed I’m smoking? (48:34)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the uses for the bison squat bar? (1:01:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think of the USA Food Pyramid? What’s good about it and wrong about it? (1:09:19)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you guys think about celebrity transformations? Inspiring or dangerous? (1:20:18)

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May 6, 2019

In this episode Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Mike Cessario, co-founder and CEO of Liquid Death, a water brand disrupting the bottled water market. Liquid Death is a new Mind Pump partner so please go out and support at liquiddeath.com!

  • Inventing the viral video: How brands use marketing to get attention, being authentic & MORE. (3:34)
  • Why fun can be healthy. (9:42)
  • Disrupting the industry and saving the planet at the same time. (17:35)
  • How long have they been in business, what kind of traction are they seeing and what was their strategy in the beginning? (21:37)
  • What are the biggest hurdles he sees that they will have to overcome? (32:12)
  • Not just a marketing gimmick: Getting the masses to purchase their product. (34:41)
  • Wanting to operate with the ‘small brand’ mentality. (37:40)
  • What interests him the most among the various platforms? (43:55)
  • ‘Death to plastic’ and why recycling CAN be cool. (46:10)
  • What are some paradigm shattering moments that he has experienced? (52:07)
  • The new world of marketing. (55:09)
  • What are the next moves for the brand? (1:01:53)
  • Why at the end of the day it’s all about honesty and authenticity.  (1:05:38)

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May 4, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about natural ways to fix a hormone imbalance in females, thoughts on Les Mills classes such as Grit, Bodypump, etc., the ideal body fat percentage for men and women and how The Rock can keep up his physique and yet work so hard and sleep so little.

  • The guys recap their trip back from the Oakland Hills: Organifi Pure, MacGyver allergy masks & MORE. (4:10)
  • Will the guys invest in a Mind Pump house? (12:08)
  • How will the business of Mind Pump evolve in this new voice-controlled world? (15:40)
  • CBD now in Oreos??!! What’s next?! (18:36)
  • The explosion of the opioid epidemic: How the medical system is to blame. (22:03)
  • Wild shrimp test positive for cocaine and other drugs, pesticides in a new study. (38:18)
  • The value of strength training and the crisis of meaning. (40:10)
  • Why Justin is excited for John Wick 3 and why the guys are completely SOLD on Disney. (44:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some natural ways to fix hormone imbalances in females? And how can I convince my girlfriend to go along with the fixes? (48:52)
  • #Quah question #2 – We know your thoughts on CrossFit. What are your thoughts on Les Mills classes such as Grit, Bodypump, etc.? (56:05)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the ideal body fat percentage for men and women? (1:05:38)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you think someone like The Rock can keep up his physique, yet work so hard and sleep so little? (1:11:28)

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May 3, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training biceps, how running can be done efficiently and effectively, how a prolonged caloric deficit followed by binging affects metabolism, and a typical day of eating for the Mind Pump Crew.

  • Best pick-up lines, multiple personalities and the ego we create. (4:15)
  • Mind Pump’s newest sponsor Kettle & Fire. (9:50)
  • Butcher Box, farm raised vs. wild caught fish & MORE. (14:06)
  • The best time of day for increased stamina based on your circadian rhythm. (20:00)
  • The benefits of having your kids in sports for overall development. (22:32)
  • Coming to terms with adversity, learning to reframe your negative self-talk, the law of attraction & MORE. (29:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have fallen in love with resistance training, but the one muscle I find boring is training biceps. It seems like there only a few exercises that I can do. (41:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – You guys rag a lot on running. Do you think running can be done efficiently and effectively? If so, how would you go about doing this? (53:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – If someone has been in a prolonged caloric deficit and then starts binging, how would that affect their metabolism? (1:02:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – Describe a typical day of eating? Not a perfect day, but a typical day from breakfast to your last meal. (1:08:48)

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May 2, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Raja Dhir, co-founder and co-CEO of Seed.

  • His background and how he got into the field. (3:07)
  • How science is more objective than any other discipline. (6:15)
  • Meshing translational science with traditional science. (9:35)
  • The state of affairs with consumer health today: Breaking the myths in the current space. (14:30)
  • What got him excited about getting into the field of the microbiome? (20:45)
  • Understanding the field of microbiome science. (30:11)
  • How EVERYTHING affects the microbiome and why human intervention is a two-way street. (36:21)
  • How we can potentially reverse food allergies. (47:09)
  • Understanding the vaginal microbiome and the groundbreaking science in the field. (50:27)
  • Are there things you can do to strengthen your gut lining permeability? (58:08)
  • The importance of being critical when it comes to scientific research. (1:06:30)
  • Can you inherit the microbiota of people you live in close quarters with?  (1:09:27)
  • The common myths surrounding probiotics. (1:14:37)
  • The critical work SeedLabs is currently doing. (1:27:05)
  • The microbiome connection to sports performance. The fine line between hard work and overtraining. (1:31:44)
  • The fascinating story of his dogs and their link to the woolly mammoth. (1:36:15)
  • Why they believe in taking a hard science approach + their next big ventures. (1:54:00)

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May 1, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about great exercises to get arm definition, Hammer Strength machines versus free weights, how to get to a place where hunger is regulated, and career paths that are in demand that include health, nutrition and fitness.

  • Mind Pump’s newest sponsor disrupting the space, Liquid Death Mountain Spring Water. (3:17)
  • Mind Pump back from vacation: Spectacular views, traveling with kids, detaching from city life & MORE. (8:30)
  • Family dynamics, raising kids with animals & MORE. (25:50)
  • The Avengers SMASHES box office records! (34:33)
  • JJ Abrams brand, the lure of Disneyland and the secrets underground. (38:30)
  • VR, the future of health/wellness & MORE. (43:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is a great exercise to get arm definition? (48:12)
  • #Quah question #2 - Hammer Strength machines versus free weights? (53:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – For someone who has perpetually yo-yoed and is always hungry, how do you get to a place where their hunger is regulated?  (1:01:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – In your opinion, what career paths are in demand that include health, nutrition, and fitness? (1:11:29)

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