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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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Apr 23, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to build the peak of the bicep, whether thermogenic fat burners actually do anything, the value of battle ropes, and when to implement them in your workout, and whether spinal flexion exercises like crunches are dangerous for the back. 

  • Are comments on YouTube making Sal feel insecure? (3:31)
  • Sal is a BIG nerd. (5:48)
  • What industry does robotics disrupt first? (9:06)
  • Mind Pump speculates on cryptocurrency being the money of the future. (16:00)
  • The eerie legend of the Overtoun Bridge in Scotland. (31:33)
  • Why no competitor vegan protein powders compare to Organifi’s. (35:42)
  • Would you purchase a minimalist phone? (37:28)
  • Baby Aurelius hitting another milestone in his progression. (42:11)
  • The advancements in technology and parenting hacks. (45:08)
  • The impact and power of blue light on sleep patterns. (48:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to build the peak of the bicep? (53:45)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do thermogenic fat burners actually do anything? (58:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think about battle ropes and when is a good time to implement them in your workout? (1:02:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are spinal flexion exercises, like crunches, dangerous for the back? (1:07:46)

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Apr 22, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why following a meal plan can result in long-term weight loss failure.

  • Making the case that meal plans may be making you fat. (1:47)
  • Mind Pump Reminisces: The silliness of the old Apex meals at 24 Hour Fitness. (3:30)
  • The attractiveness of meal plans. (5:33)
  • Defending the potential value of meal plans. (8:22)
  • Why you must focus on your behaviors to create long-term success. (13:10)
  • Make it real-world applicable. (18:54)
  • The psychological impact of eating the same foods. (20:46)
  • Not all metabolisms are created equal. (23:33)
  • Listen to your body and learn to enjoy the process. (25:58)
  • The importance of undulating your calories for faster weight loss and improved metabolism. (29:48)
  • How to create better behaviors around food. (32:14)
  • Step #1 – Become aware of the foods that trigger you to overeat. (33:05)
  • Step #2 – Add more protein and vegetables. (35:25)
  • Step #3 – Drink more water. (37:00)
  • Step #4 – Create barriers around your trigger foods. (38:11)
  • Step #5 – Build new associations with foods that make you feel good. (40:40)

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Apr 21, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about dealing with stress that is causing hormonal imbalances, how to handle your mindset after coming back from an injury, ways to improve grip strength, and final thoughts on the range of motion debate.

  • Oli Pop’s connection to Dum Dum lollipops. (5:29)
  • The potential opportunities of ‘Cloud Kitchens’. (7:34)
  • The legend of 4/20 and the benefits of cannabinoids. (11:44)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Body Brokers on Prime Video. (13:16)
  • Mind Pump’s first take on Amazon Halo and its value for personal trainers/coaches. (19:34)
  • Technology is crazy! (23:43)
  • Alex Jones was right again! (24:35)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Earth at Night in Color on Apple TV+. (27:47)
  • Funny stories and updates featuring the Mind Pump kids. (29:16)
  • The cognitive performance benefits of handgrip training. (36:20)
  • When lifting to failure can be beneficial and why? (39:20)
  • Shout out to @jailhousestrong on Instagram! (41:48)
  • The conspiracy theory surrounding Nancy Pelosi and insider trading. (44:08)
  • The guys break down the Triller production of the Jake Paul/Ben Askren fight. (47:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways you can deal with the inevitable constant stress that is causing hormonal imbalances even when you eat right, exercise, and get adequate sleep? (56:37)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you handle your mindset after coming back from an injury? (1:05:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you improve grip strength? (1:10:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – I would love to hear you discuss the recent debate on range of motion. (1:14:51)

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Apr 19, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin weigh in on the longstanding squat depth debate.

  • Why a greater range of motion, that you are connected to, is better for overall muscle growth. (1:50)
  • Making the case when shorter ranges of motion or more beneficial. (8:10)
  • The difference between being a personal trainer versus a coach. (10:36)
  • Why national certifications are NOT the end all be all. (14:06)
  • The problems training with limited ranges of motion. (16:50)
  • Am I sacrificing muscle in pursuit of a greater range of motion? (18:22)
  • If you don’t own it, you are going to hurt yourself. (21:23)
  • Busting the myths surrounding shorter versus greater ranges of motion. Which builds more muscle? (24:21)
  • The beauty of training in new ranges of motion once you OWN them. (33:00)
  • How the overcompensation of other muscles ends up creating deviations in your posture, which creates chronic pain. (35:49)
  • The stigma that resistance training will make you muscle-bound. (38:54)
  • Steps to increase your functional range of motion. (39:50)
  • Step 1: Train your brain first! (40:41)
  • Step 2: Identify your limiting factors. (47:00)
  • Step 3: Treat your new range of motion as a new exercise. (48:45)

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Apr 17, 2021

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

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

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Apr 16, 2021

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

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

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Apr 15, 2021

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

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

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Apr 14, 2021

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

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

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Apr 12, 2021

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

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

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Apr 10, 2021

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

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

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Apr 9, 2021

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

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

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Apr 8, 2021

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

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

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Apr 7, 2021

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

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

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Apr 5, 2021

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

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

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Apr 3, 2021

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

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

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Apr 2, 2021

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

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

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Mar 31, 2021

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

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

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Mar 31, 2021

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

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

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Mar 29, 2021

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

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

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Mar 27, 2021

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

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

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Mar 26, 2021

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

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

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Mar 25, 2021

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

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

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Mar 24, 2021

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

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

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Mar 22, 2021

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

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

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Mar 20, 2021

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

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

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