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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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Aug 10, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss five important steps that anyone can take to improve their odds of living to 100.

  • How we perceive and value our health matters! (3:02)
  • Living day to day is not living, it’s surviving. (9:10)
  • Five Steps to Living Well and Living Long. (15:03)
    • #1 – To be strong. (16:24)
    • #2 – Do NOT overeat and AVOID heavily processed foods. (26:05)
    • #3 – Having good relationships. (36:36)
    • #4 – Having a regular spiritual practice. (43:32)
    • #5 – Incorporating a movement practice. (49:45)

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Aug 8, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about bicep exercises that don’t aggravate neck pain, how to adjust weight and volume after 50, replacements for the big 3 exercises, and some of the resources they read or studied that had an impact on MAPS programs.

  • Introducing Mind Pump’s newest sponsor, Dr. Squatch. (4:32)
  • The fears and misconceptions surrounding childbirth. (8:44)
  • Pray for Beirut. (16:53)
  • Maximus’ first experience seeing horses, glamping & MORE. (20:23)
  • Are movie theaters going to be a thing of the past post-COVID-19? (25:45)
  • Arizona gyms are opening back up! (29:37)
  • The fastest path to becoming a millionaire. (31:53)
  • Mind Pump Conversations: Parenting lessons learned and the importance of being present. (39:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – Both my husband and I suffer from neck pain and find that bicep work, standard curls, and others aggravate this. What are some bicep exercises that we can do? (47:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – I just turned 50 this year and I am an experienced lifter of 25 years. I have been working out basically the same way as I did when I was 25. Should I be scaling back the reps and volume for heavier weight and lower volume or should I be adding more reps and volume? (54:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you had to remove the 3 big lifts, what exercises can you replace them with that would be comparable? (59:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – What were some of the resources you read or studied that had an impact on your current programs? (1:08:27)

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Aug 7, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about taking a nap to make up for lost sleep, ways to consume more calories beside protein powders, advice for someone who used to be chubby and is now scared to put on weight due to body dysmorphia, and whether it is possible to start a fitness career as a side hustle.

  • Are there any other feeder leagues that can take on the big dogs? (5:40)
  • Everything is politized in 2020. (13:15)
  • The real estate market doesn’t make sense! (14:18)
  • Can you improve your eyesight through red-light therapy? (16:37)
  • Artifact, making podcasts more personal. (20:10)
  • Conspiracy theories are flying everywhere. Are we being manipulated? (25:20)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Lordstown, car companies competing with tech companies & MORE. (30:03)
  • Fasting and the ketogenic diet for improved mental clarity and performance. (35:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you are not able to get 8 hours of sleep in a row, is it worth it to try and take a nap to make up for it? (42:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – If you find yourself having a hard time eating enough food throughout the day due to a busy life, what are some ways to implement more food besides protein powders? Do you use larger/higher calorie meals or snacks? (47:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is your advice for someone who used to be chubby and is now scared to put on weight due to body dysmorphia? (51:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am interested in working in the fitness field. I had planned to change careers, but I recently had a child. I’m nervous to gamble on a new career path in my current situation, but am very passionate about fitness. Is it possible to start it as a side hustle to safely test the waters? Or am I stuck till I grow a pair and jump in with two feet? (57:43)

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Aug 6, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how training like an athlete not only improves your movement and performance but can help you build a better body.

  • That time Sal built muscle in his biceps through a different type of stimulus. (2:51)
  • Mind Pump Realizations: It’s not just resistance training that builds muscle. (5:19)
  • Translating athletic movements to build a body that can do more functional things. (8:09)
  • How you can fool yourself into a lull that you have this great fitness level. (11:44)
  • There is an aesthetic to moving well. (15:44)
  • Shattering the paradigm of the gym vs the real world. (17:30)
  • The misconceptions of training like an athlete. (19:11)
  • Why you SHOULD train like an athlete. (20:10)
    • #1 – The novelty aspect of it. (21:28)
    • #2 – The increase in durability. (34:07)
    • #3 – The mobility factor. (38:15)
    • #4 – Gaining control through explosive movements done correctly. (42:32)

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Aug 5, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about making muscle gains at 40,  push, pull, and leg routines, thoughts on the statement “you can’t judge someone’s health by looking at them,” and how they set up the QUAH episodes.

  • Sal’s “euphoric” concoction. (6:35)
  • The eerie cult classic that is relevant today. (9:59)
  • Trump “flexing” to make TikTok an American company? (13:45)
  • Sports are back on the table, but are people watching? (15:50)
  • The common chemicals found in sunscreen and the safe alternatives you can use. (27:51)
  • Mind Pump LOVES Magic Spoon. (31:10)
  • Google’s market response to education amid the pandemic. (35:04)
  • The pursuit of fitness, done properly in a healthy way, builds and encourages the skills that make you more successful in other aspects of life. (38:59)
  • Hardgainer Webinar airing live this week! (45:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – How possible it is to make muscle gains at 40? (46:45)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you think of push, pull, and leg routines? (54:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on the statement “you can’t judge someone’s health by looking at them?” (59:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you set up the QUAH episodes? How do you set up the questions, how do you prepare your answers and when do you find out what the questions will be? (1:08:00)

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Arthur Brooks (@arthurbooks)  Twitter

Aug 3, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the causes and how to overcome yo-yo dieting for permanent fat loss. 

1350: How to Stop Yo-Yo Dieting for Permanent Fat Loss

  • The problem and unintended consequences of “yo-yo” dieting. (3:13)
  • How did the term “yo-yo” dieting get coined? (8:04)
  • The psychology leading into “yo-yo” dieting. (9:16)
  • Step #1: Work on the WHY first, not the how. (12:50)
  • Step #2: The bigger and more extreme the change, the bigger the potential reversal in the opposite direction. (24:45)
  • Step #3 - Change your mindset. (27:43)
  • Step #4 - Become more aware and less distracted. (33:52)
  • Step #5 - Avoid hyper-palatable foods. (39:43)
  • Take it SLOW and enjoy the process! (47:21)

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Aug 1, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about recommended supplements to reduce inflammation, the importance of carbs post-workout for muscle growth, the pros and cons of the touch n go deadlift vs. the reset deadlift and thoughts on refeeds when dieting.

  • Dealing with hair loss. (4:47)
  • Kodak, a great example of crony capitalism. (12:40)
  • Sal’s hair secret revealed. (15:43)
  • Italians love fountains. (19:48)
  • The major takeaways from Big Tech’s antitrust hearing. (20:50)
  • GDP contraction: When will the bubble burst? (25:50)
  • Have people considered how many lives Amazon has saved? (28:20)
  • Understanding the whole picture: Why are there so many centenarians on the island of Sardinia? (31:07)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Love on the Spectrum on Netflix. (34:38)
  • Did you know how much your body parts are worth on the black market? (37:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have a lot of inflammation after working out. Are there any supplements you recommend for recovery to reduce some of the inflammation? (42:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – How important are carbs post-workout for muscle growth? (48:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the pros and cons of the touch n go deadlift vs. the reset deadlift? (53:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your guy’s thoughts on refeeds when dieting? I heard you talk about a study when suddenly eating more calories after or during a deficit can lead to more fat cells. But there is also research to show refeeds help prevent metabolic adaptation, such as a slower metabolism. (1:00:08)

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Jul 31, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about changing lifting tempo every time you phase into a new workout regimen, the benefit of doing cardio before or after lifts, eating vegetables or focusing only on calorie-dense foods when bulking and the best traits that gave each of them the most success in personal training.

  • Toilet etiquette. (4:33)
  • Will the MLB turn a blind eye to get ratings? (13:15)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite ways to workout when time is limited. (18:21)
  • Shout out to Legion + the pros and cons of stimulants. (23:19)
  • Register for Sal’s upcoming Hardgainer Webinar today. (27:51)
  • Mind Pump Debates: The UK’s new ban on junk food advertising before 9 pm. (31:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should I be changing my lifting tempo every time I phase into a new workout regimen? (43:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should I do cardio before or after my lifts? (49:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – I’m bulking right now. Should I worry about getting my vegetables in during meals while trying to meet a higher caloric intake or just focus on the meat and potatoes? (53:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you feel were your best traits that gave each of you the most success in personal training? (58:18)

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Jul 30, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to modify your gym workout so it can be performed at home.

  • Why the at-home option is here to stay. (3:35)
  • How Mind Pump got started working out, their experiences in the gym setting & MORE. (6:50)
  • A lot of equipment does not equal great results. (14:55)
  • Mind Pump Realizations: Proper programming is more important than the equipment itself. (20:58)
  • The biggest challenge for the average gym-goer. (23:25)
  • How to replace cable machine exercises at-home with bands. (24:49)
  • How to replace barbell exercises at-home with dumbbells. (35:47)
    • How to transfer barbell squats to dumbbells. (39:57)
    • How to transfer barbell deadlifts to dumbbells. (41:51)
  • How to progressively overload while working out from home. (43:05)
  • Reframe the situation you are in. (47:33)
  • MAPS AT-HOME MODS. (48:48)

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Mike Boyle (@bodybyboyle)  Instagram

Jul 29, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to prime the legs before performing leg workouts, the argument that diets high in glycemic variability are quite detrimental when it comes to burning body fat, how to phase endurance-based workouts with proper programming of resistance training, and hard compromises they have had to make.

  • Justin’s weekend with the in-laws. (6:30)
  • Astaxanthin, the secret antioxidant to protect your skin from sun damage. (14:05)
  • Conspiracy theory hour with Mind Pump. (16:37)
  • Mind Pump Investments: A company to watch out for. (21:15)
  • The Kanye meltdown. (24:18)
  • Canada is always ahead of the curve. (25:59)
  • A family member of Adam has contracted the coronavirus. (27:08)
  • The coronavirus and its impact on the sports industry. (30:55)
  • How strip clubs are adjusting to the COVID-19 era. (35:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to prime the legs before performing leg workouts? (38:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – People like Ben Greenfield argue that diets high in glycemic variability are quite detrimental when it comes to burning body fat? What are your thoughts on this? Is it valid or just splitting hairs? (43:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – You speak on the importance of periodization and proper phasing of workouts found in your MAPS programs. How about the phasing or periodization of endurance-based workouts such as running, swimming, biking, etc. and the proper programming of resistance training if it’s alongside endurance training for the endurance-based athlete? Should there be any program changes if I were to run MAPS Anabolic or Performance alongside my endurance sport? (49:37)
  • #Quah question #4 – To build the business of Mind Pump, were there any hard compromises you as a team had to make? If so, what was the hardest to do for the better of the business? (56:33)

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Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne)  Instagram

Jul 27, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the importance of sleep and ways to optimize it for faster muscle gain and fat loss.

  • How humans are pretty good at getting by with little sleep. (1:55)
  • Mind Pump Realizations: You want to make gains you MUST prioritize sleep. (5:27)
  • Why your lack of sleep is sending the WRONG stress signals to your body. (12:25)
  • 6 Ways to Optimize Sleep for Faster Muscle Gain and Fat Loss. (19:54)
    • #1 – Get sunlight during the day. (22:13)
    • #2 – Turn off or dramatically reduce the lights 2 hours before bed. (25:44)
    • #3 – Stop eating 2 hours before bed. (30:50)
    • #4 – Sleep in a cool room. (35:37)
    • #5 – Have a room that is pitch black. (38:48)
    • #6 – Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. (41:22)
  • Call to action for trainers! (43:58)

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Jul 25, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how body type affects how to work out, if you are better off with the natural sugar and calories in the regular soft drink or the artificial sweeteners in a diet one, how to approach a friend or family member when you can clearly see their health declining or weight getting out of hand, and lessons they have had to learn twice.

  • Nurse slang is a real thing. (4:17)
  • Sal’s post-workout concoction. (8:15)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Amazon under investigation for unfair business practices. At what point does a company become more powerful than the government? (12:28)
  • Baby monitors and clingy parents. (31:12)
  • How red-light therapy reduces and prevents the appearance of stretch marks. (38:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – How does body type affect your way of working out? Should a person consider a specific amount of weight or training methods if they have a mesomorph, endomorph, and ectomorph body type? (41:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – I don’t drink alcohol, but my thing is Dr. Pepper. If I have 3-5 cans on the weekend, am I better off with the natural sugar and calories in the regular one or the diet one with artificial sweeteners? (48:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you or even would you approach a friend or family member when you can clearly see their health declining or weight getting out of hand? If they are emendable to help, where would you start? (56:14)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are there any lessons you have had to learn twice? (1:02:30)

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Jessica Di Stefano (@thetraininghour)  Instagram

Jul 24, 2020

Low Protein & Longevity, the Benefit of Compound Lift Variations, How to Fix an Anterior Tilt & More

  • This coin shortage debate is NOT over! (4:35)
  • The lost skill of running. (10:13)
  • The toy industry crumbling due to the lack of summer blockbusters. (14:43)
  • How the gaming industry is catering to virtual parties and hangouts. (16:59)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite childhood toys based on movies. (18:47)
  • Micro schooling, the future of education. (22:26)
  • Vuori, smashing the athleisure wear market. (30:52)
  • The Di Stefano baby entering the final trimester. (34:25)
  • Maximus taking his first steps! (39:30)
  • Paleo Valley coming in clutch for the Mind Pump crew. (47:36)
  • #Quah question #1 – In a full-body routine, do you recommend sticking to the standard compound lifts on each day or would it be more beneficial to have variations each day? For example, barbell back squat day 1, barbell front squat day 2, goblet squat day 3, and so on. (49:49)
  • #Quah question #2 – You guys frequently mention consuming 0.8 to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight and mostly from meat for its muscle-building effects and satiating factors. However, we know from data from the blue zones, longevity comes from lower protein intake and many of these people don’t resistance train. What about higher based meat protein diets for longevity in individuals who don’t train? (53:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – For trainers who have no interest in online training, what are the best next steps to survive and thrive as we progress from lockdown and gyms begin opening again? (59:29)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I fix my anterior tilt? (1:05:00)

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Jul 23, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss four mistakes that hardgainers make that are preventing gains.

  • What is a hardgainer? (4:21)
  • Why this is NOT just a male problem. (6:55)
  • The top 4 training mistakes hardgainers make while working out. (9:23)
    • #1 – Chasing the “pump.” (11:07)
    • #2 – Relying on machines. (18:30)
    • #3 – Falling in love with a phase or rep range. (28:44)
    • #4 – Following a body part split routine. (40:15)
  • The MAPS muscle-building philosophy. (56:01)

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Jul 22, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about favorite landmine attachment exercises, when supersets are appropriate to add to your workouts, 90s era fitness trends they wish were still around, and sending kids back to school in this age of COVID.

  • Adam is a BIG golf guy now. (4:27)
  • Old school father’s expectations, resentment towards your partner & MORE. (7:52)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update. (13:40)
  • Conspiracy theorists' heads are exploding! (19:15)
  • Spotify is dominating the new media space. (25:13)
  • Cannabinoids and its anti-inflammatory dimming effects. (30:21)
  • Why Sal will never eat regular pork again. (34:07)
  • Why Google is having issues buying Fitbit. (36:00)
  • Firearm sales are through the roof! (38:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some of your favorite landmine attachment exercises? (43:27)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you discuss when supersets are appropriate and when they are not? Some people say they are only suitable for antagonistic muscles. What is your approach to programming? (47:13)
  • #Quah question #3 – What's one thing from the 90s era fitness that you wish was still around today and why is the ultimate orange? (52:11)
  • #Quah question #4 – With schools getting ready to go back, how do each of you feel about sending your kids back to school? Will you, or won’t you? Also, how do you handle this situation if you and your spouse have very different feelings and opinions about it? (59:16)

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Danny Matranga | CSCS | BSc. (@danny.matranga)  Instagram

Jul 20, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk with Ben & Jessa Greenfield on the subjects of parenthood, home schooling and much more.

  • How Ben’s hitting his muscle-building potential. (4:04)
  • The paradoxical effect of what/when you eat on your gut for elite athletes. (9:10)
  • Jessa’s famous sourdough bread. (12:20)
  • The Greenfield’s are NOT helicopter parents. (13:10)
  • Ben’s definition of attachment theory, how the way you are raised affects your relationships & MORE. (15:44)
  • The importance of traditions and the greatest challenges faced, as a couple, by the way they were raised. (26:20)
  • The idea of love and logic parenting. (32:35)
  • Raising your children to have virtue and make their own mistakes. (39:45)
  • How fatherhood has been devalued in modern societies. (47:25)
  • Religion, the foundation that holds communities together. (53:45)
  • From a scientific standpoint, what are the values of having a spiritual practice? (57:48)
  • Why science doesn’t work if you have morality attached to it. (1:04:30)
  • Busting the myths surrounding homeschooling/unschooling. (1:09:28)
  • The value of saving/investing. (1:17:58)
  • Speculating on the future of education. (1:23:19)

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Jul 18, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about improving pull-ups, how to keep bicep training fun and interesting, best workout tips for using resistance bands, and suggestions for building bone health & strength.

  • Introducing Mind Pump’s newest sponsor, Public Goods. (5:22)
  • The beauty of the gig economy. (13:08)
  • The comradery in the gym setting. (20:50)
  • Are black market gyms on the rise? (26:38)
  • Magic Spoon, the best post-workout meal! (29:54)
  • Mind Pump gets bamboozled on the coin machine percentage. (32:32)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (34:25)
  • The latest cannabinoid research from Sal. (37:20)
  • More interesting science with Sal. (39:45)
  • The nation’s only company that sells your lost airplane luggage. (40:32)
  • Sal’s gun scare at the airport. (43:25)
  • The status symbol of the ‘selfie’. (46:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why do I suck at pull-ups? (48:26)
  • #Quah question #2 – I think training biceps is the most boring thing to do in the gym. Do you have any advice on how to keep bicep training fun and interesting? (53:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some of the best workout tips for using resistance bands? (59:17)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your suggestions for building bone health & strength? What do you suggest for people with osteopenia who are progressing towards osteoporosis? I know resistance training is great for this, but there is a certain way to approach it when you got one or both of these? (1:07:44)

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Dr. Andreo Spina (@drandreospina)  Instagram

Jul 17, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips and strategies for weak point improvement, the reason to add box squats into a program if the overall goal is improving leg definition and size, how to begin cutting sugar from your diet, and how to build up your maintenance calories if you’re already well accustomed to weight lifting and to want to lose fat.

  • The UFC cashing in, all things interesting about Dubai & MORE. (5:29)
  • Sal vs the large spider, the latest offerings from the Nutritional Coaching Institute (NCI) for aspiring trainers/coaches & MORE. (12:30)
  • Will we start to see the black market explode amid the pandemic? (18:08)
  • Safely improve progressive overload with form and technique. (24:00)
  • Needing equipment for your home gym? PRx has got it! (27:48)
  • Adam’s epiphany. (29:54)
  • The perfect storm for conspiracy theories. (32:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your tips and strategies for weak point improvement? (46:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do box squats hold traditional value over back squats and would there be a reason to add them into a program if the overall goal is improving leg definition and size? (51:20)
  • #Quah question #3 – We are often told to cut sugar from our diet, but sugar seems to almost be in everything and is often hidden. Where do you begin? (55:43)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you go about building up your maintenance calories if you’re already well accustomed to weight lifting and want to lose fat? The task feels impossible half the time as a petite woman with very low BMR. (1:00:03)

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Eddie Bravo (@eddiebravo)  Twitter

Jul 16, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss what can be done to grow stubborn legs.

  • Why your legs aren’t growing. (3:29)
  • Why you WANT your legs to grow. (5:41)
  • The intimidation factor of the equipment. (7:45)
  • #1 – Not all exercises are created equal. (9:44)
  • #2 – Not taking your body through PROPER full range of motion. (17:00)
  • #3 – Not working out frequently enough. (24:22)
  • #4 –You are NOT eating enough! (30:00)
  • #5 –Not giving your body the proper recovery. (37:49)

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Jul 15, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best moves for building bicep and tricep size and strength, whether you can make gains on a 3 day a week workout schedule, the benefits of the Jefferson deadlift, and what they wanted to be when they grew up.

  • What a great time for conspiracy theorists. (3:55)
  • Breaking down UFC 251. (18:35)
  • The HUGE backlash surrounding Goya Foods. (24:42)
  • The Washington Redskins are officially changing their name. (26:57)
  • The value of art. (30:31)
  • Justin vs the prehistoric beetle. (33:25)
  • Sal odd exchange with a drunk guy. (34:57)
  • The most effective way to lower cholesterol if you have familial hypercholesterolemia. (38:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some of the best moves for building bicep and tricep size and strength? (39:43)
  • #Quah question #2 - Can you make gains on a 3 day a week workout schedule? (44:55)
  • #Quah question #3 - What do you think of the Jefferson deadlift? Are there benefits to straddling the bar for building deadlift strength? (53:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? (58:47)

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Jul 13, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the proper way to clean bulk to speed up the metabolism and build muscle.

  • Bulking needs a rebranding for women. (3:11)
  • The value of building a faster metabolism. (9:12)
  • It’s bulking season! (13:02)
  • What is the goal of bulking? (15:14)
  • Mind Pump Realizations: Personal tales, the importance of the strength to weight ratio & MORE. (16:13)
  • Muscle gain is NOT a fast process. (24:42)
  • How to add calories the RIGHT way. (27:27)
  • Sending the effective muscle building signals to your body. (32:26)
  • The myth of eliminating cardio. (34:52)
  • Treat your sleep like you treat your workouts. (41:29)
  • When does the bulk stop? (48:55)
  • Avoid heavily processed foods. (52:38)

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Jul 11, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about shedding the last few pounds of body fat in order to see abs,  thoughts on fitness trackers, eating for your blood type, and what makes them most proud to be an American.

  • A new tool for your tool. (4:41)
  • Blood thinners and coronavirus. (12:18)
  • Are Americans losing the allure of living in a city? (15:45)
  • Alcohol consumption’s correlation to the increase in gun sales. (21:08)
  • Bankruptcy casualties. (28:57)
  • Sex in the COVID-19 era. (31:24)
  • The detrimental effects of shelter in place on our loved ones. (33:54)
  • Parler, not so unbiased media. (40:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have been in a deficit for many weeks and have been seeing results, but I can’t seem to shed the last few pounds of body fat to see my abs. Where do I go from here? (43:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on fitness trackers? How do you think they are best used? (48:25)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any thoughts on eating for your blood type? (57:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – What makes you most proud to be an American? (1:04:32)

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Jul 10, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about going to failure on isolation exercises,
how often you should work abs & core, the 3 most essential supplements a person should take, and how to fix a hip shift.

  • Sal’s weird realization. (3:50)
  • Conspiracy theories with Mind Pump. (6:17)
  • Kanye West’s platform revealed. (15:33)
  • Will TikTok get banned in the US? (20:44)
  • How Mind Pump stores and uses their spare change. (23:51)
  • Sal gets a new car! (29:53)
  • Organifi’s Sunday Brunch Crepes recipe. (32:25)
  • The beauty of ancient architecture. (36:14)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, James Lindsay on the Joe Rogan Experience. (41:00)
  • Reading between the lines of the new social media app, Parler. (45:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should I go to failure on isolation exercises? (49:45)
  • #Quah question #2 - How often do you really need to work abs & core? (54:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you all consider the 3 most essential supplements a person should take if they can only take 3? (59:44)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you fix a hip shift when one hip is higher than the other at the bottom of a squat or a deadlift? (1:03:28)

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Jul 9, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss whether women should eat and train differently than men.

  • Highlighting the MAPS Macro Calculator. (2:17)
  • The lies the fitness industry has marketed to women. (3:57)
  • The self-selection bias surrounding the ultimate body type. (11:10)
  • The general differences between men and women when it comes to training and diet. (15:00)
    • Hormones. (15:19)
    • Essential Fat. (21:35)
    • Exercise tolerance. (28:00)
    • Signs of overtraining. (29:53)
    • Different goals. (35:21)
  • The value of strength training. (42:10)
  • It’s the individual that matters. (44:50)

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Jul 8, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between a good morning and a Romanian deadlift, how to program farmer’s carries into a workout, experimenting with different popular diets, and the hardest thing about being a dad.

  • Mind Pump goes down the Ghislaine Maxwell/Jeffrey Epstein rabbit hole. (4:39)
  • A HUGE black eye on eBay. (12:37)
  • Is Kayne West running for President?! (16:44)
  • In more crazy news coming out of China... (22:42)
  • What does the future of education look like? (25:20)
  • An interesting theory on why COVID-19 cases have gone up. (27:35)
  • Protesting and the coronavirus. (32:08)
  • The conspiracies surrounding the 4th of July fireworks and how NED can calm your pets down. (35:15)
  • How Sal almost burnt down the Truckee house. (41:34)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix. (43:55)
  • How supplementing with BCAA’s is a waste of time and money. (45:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you explain the difference between a good morning and a Romanian deadlift? I understand the weights are in different positions, but you're working the same muscles, right? Are they interchangeable? (47:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's a good way to program farmer’s carries into your workout? What are the perks of going heavier vs walking farther? (51:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you see any value in experimenting with different popular diets? Purely to gain knowledge and personal experience? How would you go about doing this? (57:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's the hardest thing about being a dad? (1:06:53)

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