Who is healthier, the world champion triathlete with 6% body fat or the person who does moderate activity and has 15% body fat? The answer is, it depends... Here is a fact... Just because you are fit does not mean you are healthy. What does it take to be fit AND healthy? Sal, Adam & Justin answer this question in this episode!
There was a time when Sal, Adam & Justin didn't know what the hell they were doing in the gym. Like most people, they ended up following a lot of pseudo-science and half-baked advice along the way. Now with over 40 combined years as personal trainers, they share their own personal evolution which has led to the science-based MAPS/Team Level Up training philosophy.
Q&A time once again! Every week Sal, Adam & Justin answer as many PumpHead questions as possible but they can never get to them all. If you have asked a question on Instagram (@Mindpump) and it hasn't been answered yet, keep asking! This week they answer questions about their favorite exercises, Branched Chain Amino Acids, the best time to do cardio and the best time to work out.
Justin is now halfway through his transformation and he has only 45 more days to go! Is he on track to hitting his targets? Did the Easter Bunny derail his plan? Find out in this episode.
You can learn a lot about someone by how they spend their money. Especially if they have money to spare. What would you do if you won $100 million? Sal, Adam & Justin explore this question and reveal a lot about their personalities and values in the process.
Adam recently went to the 2015 Governor's Cup Pro bodybuilding and physique contest held in Sacramento, California. Both Sal and Justin know little about what goes on behind the scenes at one of these events and pump Adam for the dirty details.
Justin is 5 weeks into the process of dropping excess fat and transforming his body into a lean, mean, aesthetic machine. What is he currently focusing on? How is he progressing? What are his greatest challenges? Has he been lured to the dark side by a rogue pizza? All of these questions answered in this week's update.
Sal, Adam & Justin take on more of your @mindpump Instagram questions. Today they discuss how to build calves, how muscle balances affect your physique and how to correct them, working out when you are sick and the differences between different kinds of creatine.
Sal, Adam & Justin may hide in the bodies of jocks, but they have some pretty nerdy tendencies... some which they would rather keep secret. In this episode they force each other to reveal their deepest, darkest nerd secrets.
Sal, Adam & Justin answer listener questions about minimalist shoes, dairy, anabolic trigger sessions and blood occlusion (BFR).
Most people in the gym are cool but every once in a while you run into a real jerk. A few days ago one of our female MindPump listeners was interrupted by such a guy, a guy who simply does not understand or chooses to ignore basic gym etiquette.
For one month Justin has stared many a pizza in the face and has prevailed! Justin now begins month 2 on his Road to Ripped. In this episode, Justin is quizzed by Sal and Adam about the challenges he has faced as well as the steps he is taking to reach his goals. Check out his most recent progress photos and stats at www.mindpumpradio.com/justin You can also access his workout and diet plans at www.mindpumpradio.com/bundle
More Q&A! On today's episode the MindPump crew answers your questions about metabolic damage and reverse dieting, working muscles in a lengthened vs. shortened range and intimate details about their tattoos!
Every week MindPump receives dozens of listener questions on Instagram (@mindpump). Most of them are fitness related, however, some of them are not. In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin take on a couple of these non-fitness related topics. Sal and Justin pump Adam about his well-tested female attracting strategy, then all three share embarrassing non-gym moments.
Justin has just completed Week 3 of his 90 day transformation. Has it been smooth sailing? Not always. Although Justin is a fitness and nutrition expert, he faces the same day-to-day challenges that everyone faces when making a major lifestyle change. In this episode Justin updates us on his progress and how he is dealing with the challenges that have arisen so far. Sal, Adam & Justin also discuss what it takes to simultaneously build muscle and lose fat at the same time and how you can avoid plateaus. Follow Justin's progress and see his weekly photos at www.mindpumpradio.com/justin.
For years we have been told that saturated fat is a major contributor to heart disease and obesity. People listened and cut saturated fat from their diets, yet, during this same period the incidence of heart disease and obesity skyrocketed. Is saturated fat really as bad as we have been lead to believe? In this episode Sal, Adam and Justin debunk common misconceptions about saturated fats.
How do you remedy joint and muscle pain? Should you offer your advice to someone in the gym who is clearly doing an exercise wrong? What does the MindPump crew think about chiropractors? Sal, Adam and Justin answer all of these fan questions on today's episode. To get your questions answered on a future episode, follow us @mindpump on Instagram. Each week we post a request for your questions and will answer as many as we can.
Justin has just completed Week 2 of his 90 day transformation. In this episode Justin updates us on his progress. Follow Justin's progress and see his weekly photos at www.mindpumpradio.com/justin.
Here's a quiz. Planet Fitness is... 1) An inexpensive gym for the masses. 2) A place where fitness minded people can work out without fear of judgment. Only one of the above statements is true. Sal, Adam and Justin have some pretty strong feelings about Planet Fitness and their policies. Tune in to hear what the REALLY think...
What is the best way to rehab from surgery? What is the best kind of protein supplement? How about eating a low fat vegan diet? Sal, Adam and Justin explore these listener questions from Instagram @mindpump
Up until now you have laughed and learned on MindPump. Now it is time to cry with us... What do Sal, Adam and Justin really think about their bodies? To take a look at their Instagram pages (especially Sal & Adam's) you would think these boys were born to preen. But this wasn't always so. In this episode they confess their body image insecurities as well as how they have overcome them.
MindPump answers more PumpHead questions about the benefits/dangers of coffee, the effects of consuming sodium and how soreness affects your ability to build muscle. Also, Sal, Adam and Justin have heeded the call to offer Justin's "Road to Ripped" workout and diet protocols for a deep discount. Go to www.mindpumpradio.com to see this Limited Offer!...
Justin has just completed his first week on his Road to Ripped! In this episode Justin updates Sal and Adam on his progress and they strategize to take his results to the next level. Follow along with Justin's transformation at www.mindpumpradio.com/justin. Photos, measurements and more...
Another Q&A session with Sal, Adam & Justin where they take on more questions from PumpHeads around the world.
Do you do barbell squats on a bosu ball? Do your workouts include exercises on wobble boards and squishy pads? If so, is there a benefit to including this type of "functional training" in your routine? Sal, Adam and Justin tackle functional training and reveal whether it will improve your results or if it is just a great way to prepare for a job with the circus.