Info

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
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth
2021
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2014
December


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Page 1
Feb 25, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

Feb 24, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Feb 22, 2021

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)

Featured Guest/People Mentioned 

Related Links/Products Mentioned

Feb 20, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Feb 19, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

Feb 18, 2021

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)

Featured Guest/People Mentioned

Related Links/Products Mentioned

 

Feb 17, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Feb 15, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

Feb 13, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Feb 12, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Feb 11, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

Feb 10, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Feb 8, 2021

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) 

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Feb 6, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Feb 5, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Feb 4, 2021

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)

Featured Guest/People Mentioned

Related Links/Products Mentioned

Feb 3, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Feb 1, 2021

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)

Featured Guest

Related Links/Products Mentioned

Jan 30, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Jan 29, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Jan 28, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Jan 27, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Jan 25, 2021

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)

Featured Guest/People Mentioned 

Related Links/Products Mentioned

Jan 23, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

Jan 22, 2021

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)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

People Mentioned

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next » 62