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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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Jun 17, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin talk with Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik of the Almost 30 podcast.

  • The story of Almost 30: Live on tour. (2:26)
  • What have they learned in the space since coming in? (7:39)
  • Growing pains of scaling a business. (11:16)
  • What have been ‘pivotal’ moments in their business? (13:15)
  • Social media do’s and don'ts to stay authentic to your brand. (15:30)
  • What are the biggest mistakes they have made in their business? (26:48)
  • Why you shouldn’t ‘pick up the brick’ when it comes to the current cancel culture. (30:50)
  • Have they had controversial guests on their show? (39:22)
  • Women vs. Men dynamics. (44:00)
  • The evolution of their podcast. (48:35)
  • The struggles of keeping their relationships ‘private’ having a successful podcast. (51:28)
  • The challenges of being a ‘successful’ woman dating in this current climate: Tapping into your feminine/masculine traits. (59:18)
  • Almost 30 on their ayahuasca experiences. (1:06:58)
  • The growing opportunities a podcast provides you. (1:11:24)
  • The most recent takeaways they have taken from their guest(s). (1:13:45)
  • The future of Almost 30. (1:23:02)

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Jun 15, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about BCAAs and whether they are necessary when eating a high protein diet, the impact a weight belt has on lower back health, whether kids need to snack constantly and advice to a new trainer as they start their health and fitness career.

  • Adam & Catrina’s MASSIVE upcoming baby shower, wedding talk, the need to have a party for everything, being responsible with your money & MORE. (6:01)
  • Justin speaks on why he visited the ‘movement wizard’ Dr. Justin Brink. (22:55)
  • The guys speak on the ‘devastating’ injury to Kevin Durant. How these athletes are signing up to sacrifice their body. (30:10)
  • The history of ‘red light’ therapy and its importance with your recovery. (37:57)
  • The potential implications of these ‘deepfake’ videos. (42:26)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Black Godfather on Netflix. (53:22)
  • The earliest evidence for cannabis smoking discovered in ancient tombs. (55:00)
  • Justin Bieber back peddles on the proposed MMA fight with Tom Cruise. (1:01:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is using BCAAs and amino acid supplements in a high protein diet a waste of money or still beneficial? (1:05:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on wearing a lifting belt every time when lifting heavy? Can it make the lower back weaker or does it actually protect against injury? (1:17:39)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do kids actually need to be snacking constantly or is that just what the kid snack industry wants us to think? (1:25:59)
  • #Quah question #4 – What advice would you give to a new trainer as they start their health and fitness career? (1:33:34)

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Jun 14, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about influencers and bodybuilders who use body part splits instead of whole body workouts, the best way to stop bingeing, how alcohol affects workouts, and if they would ever do a powerlifting competition.

  • Mind Pump: Preparing you for the end of the world. (5:07)
  • Mind Pump’s newest sponsor providing the audience their BEST night's sleep, ChiliPad. (10:17)
  • The myths surrounding the percentage of marriages that end in divorce. (18:45)
  • ‘Mukbang’ the new YouTube sensation! (30:28)
  • How Spotify pursues emotional surveillance for global profit. Going down the rabbit hole of the future of marketing/advertising with Mind Pump. (34:05)
  • Beverly Hills becomes the first U.S. city to ban tobacco sales. (44:30)
  • The importance of taking sleep seriously and testing your levels when it comes to your gains. (48:10)
  • At what point will eating fish not be considered healthy? Monterey Bay littered with tiny plastic pieces, a new study finds. (52:57)
  • Mind Pump pop culture hour. (55:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – You have talked about why whole-body workouts tend to be superior to splits, but it seems all the influencers and bodybuilders on social media utilize a body part split and look amazing. Can you speak to this? I am someone wants to transform my body. (1:00:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the best way to stop or help with a pretty bad bingeing problem? My relationship with food has been so bad for so long, I just can’t seem to figure out how to fix it. (1:11:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – How does alcohol affect your gym routine? (1:24:01)
  • #Quah question #4 - Would you guys ever do a powerlifting competition? Why or why a not? (1:33:27)

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Jun 13, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk about fasting, what it is, how it has become mainstream, the benefits of fasting, the downsides of fasting and in particular how fasting may, in fact, be contributing to accumulating excess body fat.

  • How fasting has become the new “diet”. (2:35)
  • The evolution of fasting + the different types of ‘fasts’. (4:39)
  • The benefits of going without food. (11:10)
  • Why fasting may be making you fat. (31:55)
  • Mind Pump Recommends: Who is fasting FOR? How LONG should the fast be? (50:11)
  • The RIGHT way to do a fast. (54:09)

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Jun 12, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of one rep maxes, frequent small meals vs infrequent large meals, what it means to be strong beyond just the physical component, and how to find your purpose in life.

  • Recap of the live event in Manhattan Beach, competitive team time, getting caught in a vortex & MORE. (6:30)
  • How Four Sigmatic is crushing it! (19:11)
  • Public opinion vs. reality: Fair Oaks Farms animal abuse scandal explained. (23:25)
  • Organifi, a great place to work. (33:50)
  • The next big UFC fight: Justin Bieber calls out Tom Cruise. (36:37)
  • It's official: NASA is opening the International Space Station to tourists. (38:56)
  • Study: Exercise as the primary treatment if you have a mental disorder. (42:42)
  • Study shows how the nervous system can transmit information across multiple generations. (48:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you guys feel about one rep maxes for yourself and for your clients? I’m into powerlifting and strongman so I see them as necessary, but what about for overall health? (51:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits of having smaller meals throughout the day vs large less frequent meals? Or is it just a personal preference? (1:00:34)
  • #Quah question #3 - What does it mean to be a strong man to you? What does it mean to be a strong woman beyond just the physical component? (1:08:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What would you guys suggest for someone to find their purpose in life? (1:20:11)

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Jun 10, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with New York Times bestselling author or The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything is F*cked.

  • The receding threshold of pain and discomfort. (3:34)
  • You say you value something, but your actions tell a different story. (6:42)
  • Why he wrote a ‘pessimistic’ self help book. (9:35)
  • The paradox of choice. (14:21)
  • The importance of ‘god value’. (19:15)
  • Why are we becoming less religious? (24:55)
  • The better things get, the more ridiculous the things we get upset about. (29:05)
  • How do we inject struggle into our lives to find meaning? (31:17)
  • Defining what your values are. (34:30)
  • The coddling of the American mind. (42:07)
  • The value hierarchy. (45:24)
  • The importance of hearing both sides. (50:06)
  • Where did he derive his wisdom? (51:27)
  • The unexpected reactions from his books. (57:47)
  • How our perception of ourselves lags behind reality. (1:02:04)
  • The story of how he connected with Will Smith. (1:09:28)
  • What is his top value? (1:20:56)
  • The differences between a good and a bad podcast. (1:24:44)
  • His current biggest struggle. (1:27:30)
  • The evolution of fatherhood. (1:28:50)
  • What does someone buy who doesn’t give a shit about money? (1:32:47)
  • The coolest thing about being a famous author. (1:33:58)

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Jun 8, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training intuitively vs. sticking 100% to a plan, training with suspension training systems, what to do if one side is engaging more than the other during compound exercises, and if all muscle is created equal.

  • How Sal has dethroned Justin for the most awkward handshake ever. (4:19)
  • Oakland, California, decriminalizes magic mushrooms and peyote. (10:38)
  • The façade of Instagram marketing. (14:54)
  • High school principal accused of copying Ashton Kutcher's Teen Choice Awards speech. (23:04)
  • What is surveillance capital and how does it affect you? (24:48)
  • Butcher Box brings back a crazy promotion!! (32:48)
  • Mind Pump traveling the country, get your tickets now! (38:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on training intuitively vs. sticking 100% to a plan? (39:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Thoughts on training with suspension training systems? Is it a good tool to incorporate with strength training? (54:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – During compound exercises I feel one side engaging more than the other. Is there a way I can prevent this? (1:02:04)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is all muscle is created equal? Can a person with more compact muscle be stronger than someone built like a bodybuilder? (1:07:56)

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Jun 7, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the biggest difference between Prime and Prime Pro, how to get through the times you can’t access a lot of clean calories, making sure stretching doesn’t impede muscle growth, and how to best utilize 30 minute sessions as a trainer.

  • Suns out, legs out! The guys are starting to rock their Vuori shorts. (4:39)
  • Rolex giant Watches of Switzerland begins London IPO. (7:30)
  • Jay-Z: Hip hop’s first billionaire. (10:50)
  • Cryptocurrency pioneer pays $4.57m for lunch with Warren Buffett. (17:24)
  • Justin the hoarder: Certain ‘Skinny Dipped’ almond flavors seem to be disappearing at Mind Pump HQ. (19:39)
  • Considering the male disposability hypothesis. (21:20)
  • This is just the beginning…Parents given chance to use sperm from deceased son to produce male heir raises ethical concerns. (27:43)
  • How insecurities defy logic. (34:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – What’s the biggest difference between Prime and Prime Pro? If I get Prime Pro do I have a need for Prime. (46:54)
  • #Quah question #2 - How to get through the times when you can’t access a lot of clean calories due to bad planning or just unexpected life events? (1:00:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a former gymnast I value flexibility. I am only a few months into weight training and want to make sure my stretching doesn’t impede muscle growth. When is the best time to deep stretch? Before working out, after working out or on rest days? (1:08:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – Being an LA Fitness trainer we only work with 30-minute sessions and two times a week is most common. What would your game plan be with someone who is trying to lose weight or someone who is trying to gain strength? (1:13:02)

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Jun 6, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin break down what it takes to build a competition level body and what to keep in mind when deciding whether to compete or not.

  • What is the definition of a competitor? What does a competition body look like? (3:06)
  • The key attributes of a competitor. (7:39)
  • Should competing be called a ‘sport’? (15:43)
  • The pros and value of competition. (19:08)
  • The dark side of competing. (34:27)
  • Creating the avatar of the person who SHOULD compete. (1:04:58)

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Jun 5, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the kettlebell versions of Olympic lifts, a good way to strengthen bones, what to do when you get to the gym but don't feel like lifting, and what they would eat if they could eat anything with no consequence.

  • Should CBD be regulated? The recent FDA public hearing, companies like NED doing things the RIGHT way & MORE. (5:17)
  • 16-year-old girl faces child-porn charges for making a video of herself. Is this a parenting issue or should she bare all the responsibility? (16:40)
  • US government preparing potential investigation into Google over its monopoly on competition. (27:22)
  • Apple iTunes is shutting down. (31:32)
  • Sal joins the bandwagon and finally starts Game of Thrones! (33:42)
  • Mind Pump Recommends. (35:55)
  • Justin finds a new passion, the tough job of a comedian & MORE. (38:14)
  • Bring your son to workday at Mind Pump. (46:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – I know how you guys feel about Olympic lifts with a barbell. What are your thoughts on the kettlebell versions of those exercises? Is the barrier to entry lower form wise give them a place in peoples workouts? (50:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is a good way to strengthen bones? A personal trainer told me that I have low bone density according to one of those handheld devices and told me I should sprint. I don’t want to hurt myself and sprinting is a skill I don’t have. My grandma had osteoporosis, so it is something I do think about wanting to prevent. (1:00:22)
  • #Quah question #3 – If someone gets to the gym and they aren’t feeling it but want to get their lift on, what would you recommend? (1:06:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – Here’s the scenario: You have a day to eat whatever you want with no consequences. What do you each eat for each meal? (1:12:47)

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Jun 3, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Dr. Jolene Brighten, author of Beyond the Pill. Dr. Brighten is a leading expert in women's medicine and covers a number of topics in a fun and engaging way that not only affect women but the men in their lives as well.

  • How many women are using birth control? (3:30)
  • What symptoms are women being prescribed birth control for? (4:20)
  • Have we been misled when it comes to the pill? (6:30)
  • The impact of mate selection and the pill. (8:45)
  • Is there a correlation to women on birth control and autoimmune disease? (16:15)
  • How does birth control affect a women’s ability to gain muscle and burn body fat? (20:41)
  • How there is a time and a place for birth control: What can women do to reduce side effects? (30:28)
  • Diets and their impact on your body. (33:20)
  • What happens when you have women who are on birth control and statins? (44:55)
  • How did she get into the field of women’s health? (51:45)
  • The differences between the shot and the pill. (1:00:37)
  • The ‘decoder ring’ of a woman's hormonal cycle. (1:05:10)
  • Are there some birth control pills that are better than others? (1:09:27)
  • The 5 Fundamentals of the Brighten Protocol. (1:10:23)
  • The ‘411’ on endometriosis. (1:16:25)
  • How to work with the menstrual cycle to get gains. (1:20:49)
  • Negative self-talk and its impact on your health. (1:32:12)
  • The pros and cons of fertility awareness methods. (1:39:33)

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Jun 1, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training clients to do pull-ups vs lat pulldowns, the difference between training volume and training intensity,  how to deal with cravings, and the benefits of DEXA scans.

  • Sal goes to Supercuts once again. (3:51)
  • Justin stirring the pot with his latest post on Jillian Michaels ‘kettlebell’ swing. (5:35)
  • How to GROW your arms using compound lifts rather than machines. (11:20)
  • How to use Kettle & Fire bone broth to enhance your meals and satisfy your gut in the process. (18:42)
  • Why Pokémon wants to ‘gamify’ your sleep. (21:50)
  • Are you all in or partially in? The high failure rate of second and third marriages. (24:45)
  • New Product Alert: ‘Glow’ from Organifi. (29:24)
  • The longevity effects of a ‘particular’ state of mind. (32:47)
  • How creatine IS a health supplement. (44:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do you teach clients to do pull-ups or do you keep them on the lat pulldown? (47:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – Training volume vs. training intensity, what is the difference? (54:37)
  • #Quah question #3 – After meals I want something else, usually a cookie dunked in peanut butter or a piece of dark chocolate or something similar. My husband says it’s because I eat too healthy of meals. Is this true? I feel like some people are so perfect and never need anything else. How do I get like that? (1:02:21)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your opinions on DEXA scans? Good to track progress or waste of money? (1:08:51)

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 30, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 25, 2019

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

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

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May 24, 2019

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

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

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May 23, 2019

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

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 18, 2019

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

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

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May 17, 2019

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

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

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May 16, 2019

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

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

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May 15, 2019

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

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

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