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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 @mindpumpmedia, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and at mindpumppodcast.com. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at mapsfitnessproducts.com
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Oct 23, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • How the dumbbell pullover is a foundational movement. (5:19)
  • Jordan Shallow has a vocabulary and brain like no other. (8:11)
  • What will be more popular, biohacking/genetically modifying your body or going virtual? (14:49)
  • Economic ignorance and the propaganda machine of the media. (25:19)
  • What does the future of education look like? (30:48)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (37:37)
  • Who is more prone to injury risk when weight training, men or women? (41:42)
  • In N Out takes a stand in San Francisco. (47:58)
  • Can Chili Sleep save marriages and also cause divorces? (51:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I speed up my metabolism, and lower my body fat percentage at the same time? (58:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – What can I do when I feel burnt out from a lift, and what can I do in meantime to maintain my strength and progress from that lift? (1:12:35)
  • #Quah question #3 – How should I adjust my diet, calorie intake, since starting my first dose of hormone replacement therapy? (1:25:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I cut cardio without gaining weight? (1:35:04)

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Oct 22, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises for building the back, the difference between mobility and flexibility, the best time to train the core and how often, and what supplements should not be taken together.

  • Another study confirmed the validity of sarcoplasmic hypertrophy. (4:06)
  • One more step to being completely plugged in. (11:18)
  • What is Mind Pump is watching on TV? (20:49)
  • Netflix takes a stand. (22:29)
  • Mind Pump rates the various Batman’s. (23:30)
  • The PRx cages are on another level! (25:10)
  • The potential benefits of teaching your baby sign language. (28:13)
  • Mind Pump Kitchen featuring Butcher Box cuts. (30:44)
  • Tetherball, an outlet for your anger. (32:24)
  • The arms race no one is paying attention to. (36:10)
  • Halloween costumes have come a LONG way. (38:17)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises for building the back? (46:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the difference between mobility and flexibility? (52:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – When is the best time to train the core, and how often? (56:19)
  • #Quah question #4 - What supplements should not be taken together? (1:01:16)

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Oct 21, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover the most effective butt building exercises.

  • Why is the butt a muscle that everyone focuses on? (2:54)
  • The challenges people face in building their butt. (6:44)
  • The reasons why your butt is NOT responding. (9:23)
  • The importance of frequency and emphasizing the RIGHT exercises. (16:40)
  • The Best Exercises You Can Do to Develop the Perfect Butt
  • #1 – Barbell Hip Thrust. (24:46)
  • #2 – Barbell Back Squat. (27:33)
  • #3 – Deadlift Variations. (30:28)
  • #4 – Good Mornings. (36:33)
  • #5 – Spilt Stance Variations. (37:52)
  • #6 – Single Leg Variations. (41:23)

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Oct 20, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether fasted cardio really makes a difference, the effect former steroid or growth hormone use has on your current muscle growth, the benefits in adding bands or chains on the big 3, and whether getting a pump does anything for hypertrophy.

  • Startling statistics for the US Fitness Industry from 2020. (4:10)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Mindbody acquisition, supply/demand chain issues, and the state of the market. (6:17)
  • Proud son moment for Sal. (12:49)
  • Mind Pump’s go-to bedtime regimen with Organifi’s Gold Juice. (16:18)
  • Justin’s run-in with Pavel Tsatsouline, and the pros/cons of certifications. (17:56)
  • Shout out to Kim Constable, aka the Sculpted Vegan. (28:19)
  • A study shows that women who eat more animal protein have more muscle than women who don’t. (29:46)
  • An update on the Resistance Training Revolution. (32:36)
  • Demi Lovato, stay in your lane. (35:54)
  • Joe Rogan roasts Dr. Sanjay Gupta. (38:51)
  • Vuori is KILLING it! (41:27)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does fasted cardio really make a difference? (46:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – If you’ve taken growth hormones or steroids in years past, do they still affect your current muscle growth? (52:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are there any benefits in adding bands or chains on the big 3 or any other workouts? Or is it too much overtraining? (57:26)
  • #Quah question #4 - Does getting a pump do anything for hypertrophy? (1:01:15)

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Oct 18, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with former CrossFit champion and gym owner Jason Khalipa about the challenges of running gyms during shutdowns and ongoing uncertainty.

  • Unpacking the pivots made since the beginning of the pandemic? (1:50)
  • Utilizing their likeness with their license program. (5:25)
  • What were the biggest differences he saw from the various government mandates? (8:22)
  • How did he handle this personally? (12:43)
  • Has he noticed a rebound effect in his businesses? (18:13)
  • How people don’t realize what they had until it’s gone. (21:33)
  • The steep learning curve of digital fitness space. (24:03)
  • What is he most proud of? (28:09)
  • Was he surprised what happened with Greg Glassman? (32:28)
  • Does he believe the perception has changed surrounding the CrossFit brand? (34:27)
  • What markets should we keep an eye on? (40:00)
  • How can the fitness space better communicate the benefits of being healthy and fit? (41:18)
  • How fitness teaches you micro adversity. (46:30)
  • Does he see a business in teaching children to move more? (48:10)
  • The ebbs and flows of building an app. (50:17)
  • The value of podcasting and social media in building a business. (56:00)
  • The best entrepreneurial advice he has received. (59:37)
  • His goal in competing in the CrossFit Legends Invitational. (1:02:15)
  • What brought him to jujutsu? (1:07:12)
  • Did he have a nemesis while he was competing? (1:10:00)
  • The good in seeing the sport transition outside the gym. (1:11:22)
  • What does the future look like for NC Fit? (1:13:31)

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Oct 16, 2021

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

  • What new supplement is Sal taking? (4:49)
  • The guys break down Olympia weekend 2021. (10:40)
  • Is Tyson Fury the GOAT? (14:44)
  • What day hasn’t been hijacked? (17:00)
  • How the waiting room experiment is an example of ‘woke’ culture today. (21:55)
  • Why you can sell nearly anything if you make it sound good. (25:54)
  • Public Goods has it all! (26:57)
  • Should one compete in bodybuilding? (28:25)
  • Yes, there are now VR strip clubs. (32:43)
  • What is Mind Pump watching? (37:12)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (40:31)
  • Gavin Newsom, what is your desired outcome? (45:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you increase a bariatric patient’s metabolism? (52:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – What program would you recommend for an Olympic weightlifting athlete who is looking to reduce her volume of training without gaining weight? (1:09:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there a way to build muscle and drop body fat while maintaining the same weight? (1:22:12)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any advice on how to adjust my workouts to accommodate an unusual work schedule? (1:28:55)

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Oct 15, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why Iron Man athletes are muscular even though they do excessive cardio, the best way to even out the quads, how long to stick to a program, and whether HMB is worth it.

  • How extreme overtraining can be terrible to your body. (3:23)
  • Luna Physical Therapy is here to disrupt the space. (14:57)
  • Mind Pump’s ultimate goal is to save the world! (22:04)
  • Mind Pump Investments: What is the main goal of the guy's side investments? (24:13)
  • Dave Chappelle is the GOAT. (28:02)
  • What is the financial impact of Tesla HQ heading to Texas? (35:47)
  • What an ex-Google executive thinks about A.I. (39:26)
  • Are we genetically engineering pigs?! (43:03)
  • How blue-light blocking glasses may help with anxiety. (45:56)
  • Adam doubles down on his robot theory. (47:50)
  • #Quah question #1 - Why are Iron Man athletes muscular even though they do excessive cardio? (54:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to even out the quads? (1:00:51)
  • #Quah question #3 - How long to stick to a program? (1:05:07)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) worth it? (1:10:56)

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Oct 14, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin go over 21 of their best tips as chosen by their private forum.

  • Mind Pump’s 21 Best Tips. (1:47)
  • #1 – Conduct Full Body Workouts. (2:30)
  • #2 – Stop 2-3 Reps Short of Failure. (4:27)
  • #3 – Speed Up Recovery by Movement. (6:50)
  • #4 – Sort the Silverware Before you Start the Dishwasher. (9:39)
  • #5 – Do What you are Not Doing. (11:21)
  • #6 – Stop Working Out and Start Practicing. (15:17)
  • #7 – Stop Doing so Much Cardio. (20:06)
  • #8 – Understand the Concept of Reverse Dieting. (23:38)
  • #9 – Men, Sit Down When you Pee at Night. (26:25)
  • #10 – Prime your Body before you Workout. (28:26)
  • #11 – Apply Mini Cuts and Mini Bulks. (33:02)
  • #12 – Chase Health, Aesthetics will Follow. (36:12)
  • #13 – Eat for How Foods Make you Feel. (40:14)
  • #14 – Focus on the Big Rocks. (44:09)
  • #15 – Women Should Bulk. (46:41)
  • #16 – It Depends... (48:49)
  • #17 – More is Not Always Better. (50:48)
  • #18 – Quit Measuring Success by the Scale. (54:49)
  • #19 – Don't Buy a Horse for Your Family if you Can’t Afford it. (58:38)
  • #20 – Fall in Love with the Process. (1:01:14)
  • #21 – Focus on Strength. (1:04:37)

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Oct 13, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to progress to a full unassisted pistol squat, developing quads when you are glute dominant or glutes when you are quad dominant, spiking insulin before the gym or after the workout, and the quality of carnivore/meat based protein powders.

  • Ben Greenfield, Captain Springboard and Pseudoscience. (5:17)
  • What is semen retention, and are there any benefits? (15:34)
  • What message are we trying to send our children? (18:55)
  • Attack of the fruit flies! (22:25)
  • X-men, no more? (24:16)
  • Woman's depression was cured by targeted electrical brain stimulation, a first, pioneered by UCSF researchers. (25:57)
  • Alarming news with Sal: US homicides increased 30% in 2020. (31:23)
  • Rad is coming back to theaters! (33:53)
  • Irresponsible purchases with Mind Pump. (36:10)
  • Your worst fans are usually the people closest to you. (44:26)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to progress to a full unassisted pistol squat? (49:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is harder to develop, quads when you are glute dominant or glutes when you are quad dominant? (54:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is more important, spiking insulin before the gym or after the workout? (58:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think about carnivore or meat-based protein powders? (1:03:39)

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Oct 11, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Gad Saad, a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary psychologist and professor, and the author of The Parasitic Mind.

  • His journey to the field of evolutionary psychology. (1:42)
  • Is it hard to do what he does in this current climate? (3:28)
  • The consequences of ignoring the biological drivers of our behaviors. (5:45)
  • Why the equality of outcomes is cancer on the human spirit. (9:49)
  • How much of our biology drives our culture? (12:30)
  • Do men have a greater desire for sexual variety than women? (15:00)
  • What are the arguments for monogamy? (20:21)
  • Where does he see the greatest pushback for his field of study? (22:38)
  • How closely connected is our biological sex from our gender? (29:54)
  • His take on the pros and cons of social media. (31:50)
  • Is cancel culture a dangerous thing we should look out for? (35:20)
  • Where does postmodernism come from? (40:24)
  • Are we seeing the inevitable collapse of western society? (51:33)
  • Dr. Gad Saad, too difficult to cancel? (54:00)
  • What makes academia so vulnerable to terrible ideas? (56:30)
  • Why do we have to make things so hard for ourselves? (1:00:08)
  • Are there any evolutionary roots to religion? (1:05:37)
  • What is the best way to inoculate yourself from bullshit? (1:14:48)

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Oct 9, 2021

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

  • Breaking down the debate surrounding calories in versus calories out. (4:18)
  • What is Mind Pump watching on TV? (15:20)
  • Elon Musk is a gangster. (20:30)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Send your ashes into orbit for a funeral in space. (22:10)
  • Magic Spoon is a customer favorite! (26:21)
  • Sal is OBSESSED with Paleo Valley’s bone broth protein powder. (27:33)
  • Joby Aviation, a company to keep your eye on. (28:40)
  • Why are men always doing something crazy to their genitals? (35:32)
  • Travel tales with Mind Pump. (37:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – Any advice on how to adjust my diet and training while working through an elimination diet? (46:26)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you break down and explain the reasoning behind the high number of reps and volume in MAPS Performance? (1:00:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I continue to build muscle and get my metabolism to respond after going through menopause? (1:09:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I remedy my foot injury to be able to build my calves? (1:22:03)

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Oct 8, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether cardio kills muscle gains, the benefits of supersets, the importance of following a program rather than improvising or instinctively training, and why fitness isn’t selfish.

  • Yes, Butcher Box has packages to celebrate National Taco Day! (4:05)
  • A professor explains marketing to MBA students. (6:51)
  • The guys share their most impactful teachers growing up. (9:08)
  • Improving your quality of life by optimizing your hormones. (14:24)
  • Bob Munden, the fastest draw in the world. (21:25)
  • What is going on with Facebook, and should the Government regulators get involved? (25:18)
  • The conspiracy theory surrounding Patent W02020606. (33:02)
  • Getting caught by your kids. (38:44)
  • The latest arms race between the US and Russia is frightening. (45:40)
  • Caldera is one amazing product! (48:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does cardio kill muscle gains? (55:37)
  • #Quah question #2 – Besides saving time, what are the benefits of supersets? (1:02:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – How important is it to follow a program? (1:05:16)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you speak to how fitness isn’t selfish? (1:09:41)

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Oct 7, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with economist Peter Linneman. Although it seems like inflation is getting out of hand, Peter lays out why he thinks it is not as worrisome as it may appear.

  • Why are we seeing supply chain shortages today? (1:59)
  • How do you explain the soaring housing market?! (7:52)
  • What to watch out for in the current economic climate. (14:15)
  • Where would be the best places to invest/grow your money? (19:13)
  • What industries should we keep an eye on? (23:38)
  • As income goes up, so does spending. (29:40)
  • The great advantage of affordable housing. (34:21)
  • Why the Fed has been terrible at predicting its own interest rates. (36:54)
  • Floating or fixed mortgages? (38:50)
  • His favorite places in the US to invest in real estate. (42:00)

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Oct 6, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about flexing or tensing while lifting vs. just moving the weight, whether a lot of people are overdoing it with diet and exercise, if there is any truth regarding somatotype, and their thoughts on grounding or earthing.

  • Why everyone should squat. (6:56)
  • The many benefits of Felix Gray products for your eye health.  (15:21)
  • Metal Education with Justin Andrews. (19:08)
  • Strange Science News with Sal: Tiny flying machines that monitor the environment. (37:28)
  • Ancient footprints suggest humans lived in the Americas earlier than once thought. (42:08)
  • Sal’s obsession with Organifi’s Pumpkin Spice is real. (44:08)
  • What is Mind Pump currently watching? (45:02)
  • The more muscle you have, the better your survivability from infection and disease. (48:58)
  • Mind Pump is NOT anti-cardio. (50:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are you supposed to flex or tense while lifting, or just move the weight? (54:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you find that a lot of people are overdoing it with diet and exercise? (59:37)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there any truth regarding somatotypes? (1:04:24)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on grounding or earthing? (1:10:00)

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Oct 4, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight ways exercise improves anxiety and depression. See a clip at bodybuilding.com

  • The MOST important effects of proper exercise. (2:01)
  • The #1 reason why you are consistent in health and training. (7:00)
  • Startling statistics surrounding depression and anxiety. (8:58)
  • Eight Ways Proper Exercise Improves Depression and Anxiety. (12:53)
  • #1 – Changes the chemicals in the brain. (13:04)
  • #2 – Encourages your hormonal health. (18:47)
  • #3 – Forces you to be present. (21:50)
  • #4 – Empowers you to feel stronger. (26:49)
  • #5 – Changes your relationship to the physical effects of anxiety, fear, and pain. (32:10)
  • #6 – Develop a better relationship with medication. (36:08)
  • #7 – It gets easier as you get better and more experienced. (37:37)
  • #8 - Accept your body for what it is. (39:01)

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Oct 2, 2021

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

  • How there is a bit of permanence when it comes to resistance training. (4:27)
  • Dad life with the guys. (11:23)
  • Can young blood rejuvenate the old? (15:13)
  • The 411 on vampire bats. (17:39)
  • Strange News with Sal. (20:18)
  • The MANY factors that go into running a successful company. (23:26)
  • The criteria of what your future robot should do. (29:43)
  • Sal, the supplement king. (32:09)
  • The potential game-changing benefits of having your hormones checked. (34:32)
  • The benefits of red light therapy on the body. (37:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I maintain my gymnastic abilities while trying to build muscle? (41:47)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I gauge changes in my workout programming before I move on? (53:48)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it possible to build muscle when you’re on a diet with restricted protein intake? (1:05:58)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I increase my calories and build muscle, while maintaining my gut health? (1:15:06)

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Oct 1, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how men get jacked in prison if they are not eating in a calorie surplus, good glute exercises to build the butt, bench pressing with feet off the floor, and how the Mind Pump founders connected and decided to start the show.

  • Adam addresses the haters in his DM’s. (4:41)
  • The difference between discipline and motivation. Plus, the importance of having a trust circle. (7:42)
  • Another example countering the risk of consuming too much dairy fat. (28:34)
  • Dairy or nut milk with your Organifi Gold Juice? (32:52)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Star Wars: Visions and What If…? on Disney+. (38:03)
  • Another glowing review for the benefits of Caldera. (40:33)
  • What is the deal with vaccine mandates and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement? (42:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do men get jacked in prison if they are not eating in a calorie surplus? (50:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some good glute exercises to build the butt? (58:01)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think about bench pressing with feet off the floor? (1:01:18)
  • #Quah question #4 - How did you guys get connected to start Mind Pump? (1:06:04)

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Sep 30, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss nine ways to increase your overhead press.

  • The overhead press, the squat of the upper body. (1:57)
  • Is the overhead press more neglected than the squat? (5:44)
  • The biggest mistakes made with the overhead press. (9:14)
  • Mind Pump Reminiscences: The evolution of their overhead press. (12:13)
  • Nine Ways to Increase your Overhead Press. 
  • #1 – Practice it often. (14:25)
  • #2 – Utilize Overhead Carries. (19:37)
  • #3 – The Z Press. (22:07)
  • #4 – The Bottoms Up Press. (27:24)
  • #5 – The Push Press. (31:58)
  • #6 – Loaded Rotational Exercises. (38:00)
  • #7 – Rear Delt Exercises. (43:38)
  • #8 – Work on Overall Mobility. (47:02)
  • #9 – Build a Strong and Stable Core. (50:41)

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Sep 29, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam, & Justin discuss the Best Way to Get a Flat Stomach, the Importance of Time Under Tension for Building Muscle, the Benefits of Short Intermittent Workouts Throughout the Day & More

  • When trainers make up anatomy. (4:18)
  • Fat morality: It is moral to be healthy or be overweight? (7:05)
  • Mind Pump’s best B-movies of all time. (11:46)
  • There is nothing worse than when your kid is sick. (17:24)
  • The trouble with Chantix. (25:31)
  • What is wrong with everybody! (30:28)
  • How many domain names do Mind Pump own?! (36:29)
  • All the dishwashing tips you need to know. (40:55)
  • The tales of Adam’s nosey neighbor. (44:26)
  • How NED has infiltrated the Di Stefano households. (48:42)
  • Path Water is taking over! (51:02)
  • The evolution of urinals. (55:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to get a flat stomach? (58:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – How much of a factor is time under tension in relation to building muscle? (1:04:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it overkill to take my resistance bands to work and do short intermittent workouts during my downtime? (1:09:49)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should I continue to take creatine when I’m off eight weeks post-surgery? If so, what are the benefits? (1:14:47)

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Sep 27, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Palak Shah, co-founder and head of clinical services for Luna, a revolutionary at-home physical therapy provider that is disrupting the industry.

  • What is physical therapy and what is its goal? (2:27)
  • Why not every physical therapist (PT) can treat an acute patient. (6:55)
  • Busting the myth that your joints have a shelf life. (8:52)
  • The value of finding insight into your own self. (12:03)
  • How movement is a skill. (13:53)
  • The importance for PTs to empower their patients. (16:15)
  • Are DPTs (Doctor of Physical Therapy) better than PTs? (19:49)
  • How has physical therapy evolved over the years? (26:13)
  • Why do 70% of patients stop their physical therapy before completion? (28:26)
  • What is home-based therapy? (30:51)
  • Will my insurance cover the cost? (34:15)
  • What types of services does Luna provide? (38:16)
  • Luna Physical Therapy, bringing good quality care outside the four walls of a clinic. (39:25)
  • Can you effectively treat someone at home without the fancy equipment? (40:47)
  • How does a PT become a Luna practitioner? (44:06)
  • How does Luna loosen the burden of documentation for the PT? (45:59)
  • How innovation creates disruption. (50:38)
  • Can my child be seen by a Luna practitioner? (52:18)
  • What type of people should seek physical therapy? (55:04)
  • How important is therapy post-pregnancy? (58:00)
  • Will the fitness enthusiast benefit from physical therapy? (1:00:04)
  • Did Luna find Palak, or did she find Luna? (1:01:25)

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Sep 25, 2021

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

  • The value of fitness as you get older. (4:02)
  • Mind Pump x Jordan Shallow collaboration coming soon! (10:04)
  • New product alerts from Magic Spoon! (13:14)
  • Taco Bell’s latest drive-thru concept. (20:10)
  • Crazy medical stories with Sal. (25:24)
  • Comcast is now making TVs. (30:59)
  • The pros and cons of new technology. (38:20)
  • The link between depression anxiety and fitness. (42:38)
  • How the ChiliPad has helped Maximus during his recent sickness. (45:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What would you recommend I do to increase my endurance, yet keep my muscle mass, in preparation for a physical fitness test? (51:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – If I miss my caloric intake for the day, should I try and make those calories up the next day or throughout the week? (1:10:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you address and fix the root cause of my pain? (1:23:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I speed up my metabolism without building any more muscle? (1:40:00)

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Sep 24, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to slowly increase your metabolism by increasing calories, using complexes to build muscle, choosing your weight based on Rated Perceived Exertion, and the supplement Turkesterone.

  • How often should you train each body part to build muscle and strength? (4:15)
  • The latest growth leaps for Maximus Schafer. (8:14)
  • Children’s BMI ‘doubled’ during the pandemic, a shocking study says. (10:57)
  • The potential negative side effects of the lack of socialization for young adults. (12:52)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (21:01)
  • Is celebrity boxing the future? (28:29)
  • Elon is at it again. (30:54)
  • In crazy science news with Sal: Iranian scientist killed with robot sniper and modified vegetables containing the mRNA vaccine. (34:16)
  • Vuori making BIG waves once again. (38:22)
  • Stockpile, a great way to build your kids’ investment portfolio. (42:50)
  • What are your kids doing on Roblox? (46:10)
  • Watch out for those frisky sea snakes. (48:50)
  • Did you know about the Butcher Box add-ons? (54:46)
  • An amazing food allergy success story. (56:48)
  • #Quah question #1 - How can you slowly increase your metabolism by increasing calories? (59:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you guys think about complexes to build muscle? (1:05:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you choose your weight based on Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) or whatever you lifted on your last workout? (1:09:48)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you tried the supplement Turkesterone? (1:14:23)

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Sep 23, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin are joined by Laurie Christine King to cover ten myths that contribute to women falling short of their fitness, health and diet goals.

  • Why are women sold fitness lies more than men? (2:16)
  • The unrealistic world of Social Media. (5:37)
  • How education drives empowerment. (9:29)
  • Ten Female Fitness Lies.
  • #1 – Keto and Intermittent Fasting are the way to go to lose weight. (14:57)
  • #2 – Fat and carbs are bad for you. (22:31)
  • #3 – You should bounce right back after pregnancy. (27:31)
  • #4 – You need to eat 1200 calories to lose weight. (39:28)
  • #5 – Your period is not important. (48:05)
  • #6 – You have to do lots of cardio to get the body you want. (56:54)
  • #7 – Paying attention to the calories burned on your wearable devices. (1:01:05)
  • #8 – Lifting heavy will make me look bulky. (1:05:06)
  • #9 – Fat can be turned into muscle. (1:10:14)
  • #10 – Low reps bulks and high reps tones. (1:12:25)
  • BONUS: An effective workout leaves you dead. (1:20:48)

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Sep 22, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to get a pump for a photoshoot, whether lifting reduces flexibility if you can become dependent on supplements such as multivitamins, and how to combine the MAPS Prime exercises to create a daily routine that will rapidly increase mobility in all joints.

  • When is the best time to bulk? (4:19)
  • The Colorado Experiment, one of the most hotly contested studies of all time. (10:26)
  • Is there a link between Aspirin and Erectile Dysfunction? (21:50)
  • Sex Education with Mind Pump. (26:07)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Order of Man podcast. (37:35)
  • The association between cancer and sodium is not what you think. (39:35)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Tolosa, the city of the future? (42:45)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the housing market bubble. (47:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to get a pump for a photoshoot? (53:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – Does lifting reduce flexibility? (59:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you become dependent on supplements, such as multivitamins, or is that a myth? (1:04:06)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I combine the MAPS Prime exercises to create a daily routine that will rapidly increase mobility in all joints? (1:09:29)

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Sep 20, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the key methods of training necessary to look and perform like an athlete.

  • Why performance is very objective. (2:05)
  • Cautioning the audience on the importance of having the prerequisites in place, before you conduct your favorite athlete’s training routine. (6:10)
  • The Key Components Necessary to Train Like Your Favorite Athlete.
  • #1 - Don’t train for show, train for go. (11:57)
  • #2 - Strength, the foundational physical pursuit. (18:50)
  • #3 – Proprioceptive Ability, being able to train in different planes of motion. (24:30)
  • #4 – Addressing weak links. (32:01)
  • #5 – Having a bigger gas tank and endurance. (39:14)
  • #6 – Fast explosive strength, the ultimate expression of athleticism. (46:55)

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