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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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Oct 31, 2018

Organifi Quah! iTunes + Facebook Review Winners!

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 ways to combat anxiety naturally, box squats and when to do them instead of back squats, how to get clients to do mobility work while keeping the sessions entertaining and engaging and the best way to determine exactly how many calories you should be eating.

  •  Justin’s Booze Cruise Weekend. (5:22)
  • The Sal and Jessica Show. (7:30)
  • Sal silences his inner sceptic and visits anther church. (8:27)
  • Throwback to your childhood. Sal shares his thoughts on Jonah Hill’s new film Mid 90s. (11:49)
  • Adam’s hack to customize your Netflix profile for your likes. (12:37)
  • Sal and Justin share their love for The Haunting of Hill House. (16:15)
  • Is Adam the worst caretaker ever? The guys talk empathy for others, attentiveness and how the times have changed. (18:54)
  • Ease your anxiety and sleep like a baby. Adam shares his newest elixir using Ned and Organifi. (26:18)
  • Amazing Facts About the Endocannabinoid System – and Why We Should Tell the World About It. (29:20)
  • Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing “Drug”? (33:00)
  • Muscle mass should be a new vital sign, research shows. (37:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best ways to combat anxiety naturally? (41:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is your opinion on box squats and when to do them instead of back squats? (54:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – For new clients, how to get clients to do mobility work while keeping the sessions entertaining and engaging? (59:17)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the best way to determine exactly how many calories you should be eating? (1:03:14)

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Oct 29, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the science of aesthetics, what people are naturally drawn to physically and how to sculpt your body so that it is closer to that ideal.

  • Does being sick make you look weaker? (1:22)
  • Would you have listened to Mind Pump when you were 20? (4:18)
  • “It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy.” The caption contest and your audience knowing your brand. (5:03)
  • Memes: The new political cartoon of our time. (6:53)
  • Are their red flags Sal and Justin have seen with their kids and social media? Should adult individuals be held accountable for events in their youth? (10:40)
  • What is MAPS Aesthetic? Who is it for? (16:15)
  • The sculptor: How the program transformed Adam’s body. (20:55)
  • Why volume/frequency play a HUGE role in your body transformation. (24:05)
  • What Makes Someone Look Aesthetic? (27:30)
  • The Science of Aesthetics. (30:05)
  • The greatest lessons learned from training their weaker body parts: The importance of Focus Sessions. (33:00)
  • The Anabolic Bell Curve: The Science behind How you Build Muscle. (37:05)
  • How healing and adapting are COMPLETELY different. (38:50)
  • The trend bodybuilders used to improve their physique. (42:20)
  • MAPS Aesthetic: The PERFECT for your prep. (44:10)
  • The secret sauce behind MAPS programming, how they create their programs and what you need to start MAPS Aesthetic TODAY. (46:00)

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Oct 27, 2018

Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises and movements that have misrepresented intentions, if foods marketed as low calorie are contributing to normalizing binge eating behaviors, how young is too young to lift weights and if masterminds are the real deal or BS.

  • Who is the culprit leaving their underwear around the studio while using the Joovv light? (4:15)
  • Guys review the new products from Organifi: Pure and Pumpkin Spice! (8:29)
  • Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, a study reveals. (12:02)
  • How many more categories can they create with the Guinness Book of World Records??!! (22:56)
  • Jack Lalanne: Fitness Pioneer. (24:40)
  • The Trade War Continues: Ford Prepares for Mass Layoffs After Losing $1 Billion to Trump's Trade Tariffs, Report Says. (29:50)
  • Stranded at Mexico’s Southern Border, Migrants Consider Their Options. (34:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – What other exercises and movements that have misrepresented intentions? (36:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you think foods marketed as low calorie are contributing to normalizing binge eating behaviors? (47:09)
  • #Quah question #3 - How young is too young to lift weights? (59:53)
  • #Quah question #4 - Are masterminds are the real deal or BS? (1:07:15)

 

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Oct 26, 2018

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mindpumpmedia.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about their opinion on fitness influencers doing10,000+ calorie cheat days on YouTube, how to correct a sore and tight back when you wake up, the benefits of barefoot shoes and if online training is something one should do even if they have no in-person training experience.

  • What does simian mean? (5:42)
  • Did you catch Adam on TV last night at the Warriors game?! (7:03)
  • Bay Area Sports Beat and Leadership 101 with Mind Pump. (8:43)
  • Mind Pump Recommends: The Haunting of Hill House. (14:17)
  • Do you feel more anxious or excitement watching scary movies? (19:00)
  • Is old media nearly dead? Netflix Plans to Raise $2 Billion in New Debt to Fund Content Spending. (24:35)
  • New Product Alert from Four Sigmatic: Focus Shots! (30:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is your opinion on fitness influencers doing 10,000+ calorie cheat days on YouTube? (34:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I alleviate my lower back pain upon waking up? (45:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are benefits of barefoot shoes? (52:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your opinion on if online training is something one should do even if they have no in-person training experience? (59:09)

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Oct 25, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Andy Miller, co-founder of NRG Esports. Esports is now the fasting growing sport in the world and in this episode they go into detail about the Esport world, how it is beginning to overtake other professional sports, the digital athletes that play and how they train. Andy has a fascinating entrepreneurial background and shares his story in this episode.

  • Andy’s origin story and the ah-ha moment that introduced him to the world of Esports. (6:14)
  • When did Esports take-off? (13:00)
  • How do you become a professional gamer? (17:28)
  • How being a part of an Esports team is the same as being on a professional sports team. The path to becoming a pro gamer. (19:22)
  • The secret sauce to the success of gaming: Live Events. (26:40)
  • The evolution of sports and how does Esports play a part. (29:50)
  • Are there different styles of play depending on culture/race? (32:42)
  • A young man’s sport: The importance of correctional exercise and movement to stay optimized. (36:20)
  • Does he see a backlash from these kids making so much money so fast? (39:50)
  • Is there a starting 5 in gaming? (42:30)
  • How often are players tweaking their style of play? (44:38)
  • Are there rivalries in gaming? (45:45)
  • What do the analytics show when it comes to gender in gaming? (47:28)
  • Are there markets/brands that are popping up from the growth of Esports? (49:45)
  • Who are the superstars in Esports? (53:03)
  • As an investor, what are the biggest challenges he sees with gaming in terms of growth? Opportunities? (55:00)
  • How to optimize these players bodies to play at their highest level. (59:00)
  • How big will this thing get? (1:04:00)
  • Will virtual reality play a part in gaming? (1:06:20)
  • What was his experience like working under Steve Jobs? (1:08:55)
  • The moment he decided to sell his company to Apple and his selling pitch to Steve Jobs. (1:11:50)
  • Does he have his hands in multiple businesses? (1:19:02)
  • Mind Pump: The exclusive fitness programmers for Esports? (1:22:47)

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Oct 24, 2018

Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Review Winners!

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 conquer binge eating, the biggest mental hurdles they have had to overcome, what they would pursue with all the time in the world and no other life restrictions and if there is such thing as a weed hangover.

  • Catrina “Patient Zero”: The guys are all sick at the same time, time to bust out the cold busting Organifi remedies. (4:52)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update:
    • The special bond of family: Adam’s mom gets married! (11:20)
    • Justin has family visit from out of town. (17:30)
    • Sal watches Harry Potter movies with his kids. (18:09)
  • Pumpsgiving: The Ultimate Feast thanks to Butcher Box. (19:14)
  • FDA Approves Cannabis For Brain Cancer Treatment. (20:58)
  • Cannabis use is associated with reduced prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A cross-sectional study. (24:16)
  • The stigma of cannabis and the War on Drugs. (28:17)
  • The Starbucks Generation: The change in climate how kids how consume caffeine. (35:19)
  • New trend alert! Nose Warmers. (40:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – How to conquer binge eating? Any advice? (42:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the biggest mental hurdles you have had to overcome in your life? (55:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you had all the time in the world and no other life restrictions, what would you like to immerse yourself in and learn more about? (1:08:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there such thing as a weed hangover? (1:18:46)

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Oct 22, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with the controversial  1990s bodybuilder Shawn Ray.

  • The birth of the Mass Monsters: Shawn shares his origin story. (3:25)
  • How the artistry of bodybuilding was lost in the 90s. (9:29)
  • The end of the “beauty of symmetry” in bodybuilding. (11:50)
  • The evolution of the chemistry in bodybuilding. (14:06)
  • When did he make the decision to get into anabolic steroids? (15:48)
  • How you don’t get better with age on steroids. (19:30)
  • The development of the different categories in bodybuilding. (23:10)
  • The Anti-Fitness Idea: The Global Mainstream look of Fitness. (26:20)
  • Did the pharmacology of bodybuilding change and evolve training programs? (27:20)
  • How has social media impacted “being a student of the game?” (30:05)
  • The influx of the “Age of Influencers” at bodybuilding conventions. (34:56)
  • The conspiracy effect of judging in bodybuilding. (37:09)
  • Own Your Shit: Why he is anti-trainer. (41:03)
  • The Puss-ification of Bodybuilding: How the training has changed. (49:07)
  • Why getting away from the gym did wonders for his physique and psyche. (55:01)
  • What does the future of bodybuilding look like? (59:57)
  • Will we see bodybuilding in the Olympics? (1:05:07)
  • What are the biggest risks facing the sport today? (1:06:40)
  • The “Negative Nancy” mentality of Flex Wheeler. (1:10:25)
  • During his career, did he build any lifelong friendships/relationships? Poke fun at? (1:16:28)
  • The fragile ego mindset of bodybuilders. (1:19:10)
  • How his passion drives his actions. (1:24:20)
  • How the Arnold Classic has disrupted the industry and dominated. (1:27:19)
  • Shawn Ray the businessman and storyteller. (1:31:00)
  • Can he see a person and tell if they are on anabolic steroids? (1:40:11)
  • The surprise daughter story explained. (1:47:35)
  • The transition from bodybuilder to dad. Does he find himself protective over his children? (1:54:25)
  • Idiot savant: The Kai Greene story. (1:57:36)
  • Will we ever see another bodybuilder go mainstream? (2:07:02)
  • The appeal/clout of The Rock and other celebrities promoting bodybuilding. (2:14:05)
  • Why he walked away from bodybuilding. (2:17:27)

 

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Oct 20, 2018

Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about of it is better for muscle development to add weight and barely make the prescribed rep range or add no weight but max the rep range for weighted dips and pull-ups, if pickup games of basketball tell the body to not to build muscle, how much lumbar extension is too much when performing a barbell squat or overhead press and how to train to achieve muscle separation.

  • Technology has us spoiled. (3:53)
  • The transition when you became attached to the internet. (6:07)
  • Was Sal an easy target growing up with his love for books and reading? (9:45)
  • The misconception of being a “dumb jock.” How we create stereotypes. (13:50)
  • Caption This! Giveaway Winners! (16:53)
  • Fostering an environment of being purpose driven and belief in what you are doing. (18:16)
  • Start with Why and the power of self-improvement through fitness. (23:07)
  • Will you benefit the most pre or post workout from consuming caffeine? (26:28)
  • The benefits of turmeric & Organifi Green Juice to optimize your immune system. (32:00)
  • Many dietary supplements contain unapproved, dangerous ingredients, study finds. (33:50)
  • The dark side of the supplement market. (38:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is it better for muscle development to add weight and barely make the prescribed rep range or add no weight but max the rep range for weighted dips and pull-ups? (45:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – Will playing pickup games of basketball tell the body not to build muscle? (54:20)
  • #Quah question #3 – How much lumbar extension is too much when performing a barbell squat or overhead press? (1:00:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – How does one train to achieve muscle separation? (1:08:32)

 

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Oct 19, 2018

MAPS Quah!


In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mindpumpmedia.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to not feel like a hypocrite when running boot camps, the pros and cons to going into business alone or with a partner, how to approach isolation exercises when training in a low rep range and their opinion on using CLA and L-Carnitine as an aid to burning fat.

  • Want to get Justin to do something, make it a game and time him. (5:07)
  • The Singularity. Sal’s son new school project: Podcaster. (6:38)
  • The most brilliant writing ever, Big Mouth. (13:40)
  • Adam making nervous bets. (17:10)
  • Bradley Martyn bruising Adam’s ego and the fallout from it. (20:02)
  • A way to give back and communicate with your audience, Instagram Q&A. (28:44)
  • The tremendous amount of time that is wasted due to inefficiency in various markets and online platforms like Thrive Market that are disrupting them. (30:50)
  • Letting the fox in the hen house. Amazon’s control over all brands. (39:45)
  • Is Walmart too big to fail? The needed competition with Amazon. (41:58)
  • Robots and AI taking over and doing amazing things. (43:40)
  • Way too addictive: Skinny Dipped almonds. (48:35)
  • The guys share their favorite scary movies. (49:58)
  • #Quah question #1 - How can I not feel like a hypocrite when running boot camps? (53:25)
  • #Quah question #2 - What would you say are the pros and cons to going into business alone or with a partner? (1:10:06)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do you approach isolation exercises when training in a low rep range? (1:23:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you have an opinion on using CLA and L-Carnitine as an aid to burning fat? (1:30:58)

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Oct 18, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Melissa Mello of the UC Davis Mind Institute on Autism.

  • Mind Pump Recommends: White Boy Ricky. (3:21)
  • Introducing Melissa Mello: Who is she and what does she do? (4:50)
  • What got her into this field of research? (6:00)
  • Has autism exploded or have people become more aware? (6:31)
  • How do we categorize autism? (8:41)
  • What do we know about the autistic brain? (11:50)
  • Breaking the myths of autism. What causes it? (13:50)
  • Is there a link between poor nutrition/lack of exercise and autism? (17:36)
  • Have there been any evolutionary advantages to having autism? (19:45)
  • How does one treat autism? (21:42)
  • What are the different forms of autism? Spectrums? (23:05)
  • What symptoms can parents look for? (25:11)
  • Are there any tools/objective tests to see if kids are on the spectrum? (27:14)
  • The lessons she has learned working with children with autism. (28:23)
  • Has she had a particular breakthrough recently? (29:36)
  • Are there common mistakes parents make that have autistic children? (32:03)
  • Are we doing a good or bad job treating children with autism? (36:23)
  • What are the biggest roadblocks when it comes to furthering research and treatments? (38:00)
  • What is the hallmark of autism? (39:21)
  • Is there a gut/brain connection when it comes to autism? (42:39)
  • What frustrates her the most and does she have to battle the parents? (44:26)
  • What are the big rocks to address if your child gets diagnosed with autism? (46:15)
  • When the child wants to talk, but can’t. What does that mean? (47:51)
  • How does she deal with failure? (49:04)
  • Does she get emotional connected to the children she treats? (50:48)
  • Her thoughts on labeling things without knowing. (54:40)
  • Knowing what we know now, does she speculate on who may have had autism? (57:10)
  • What potential future research excites her in the field? (1:01:30)
  • Have there been paradigm shattering moments in her career? (1:03:15)
  • Does she find herself closed off from other people after a long day? (1:05:05)
  • Recommendations for websites with quality autism research/information. (1:07:14)
  • Are there symptoms she sees in adult patients? (1:10:27)
  • Favorite books? (1:11:30)

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Oct 17, 2018

Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Review Winners!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about their opinion on P90x and Beachbody programs, the importance of exercise order in MAPS programs, the truth about designer steroids and prohormones and how much they think the human psyche affects weight loss.

  • Being a good father and going deep about suicide. (5:54)
  • The lessons you learn by teaching rather than just learning. (8:35)
  • Shout out to “Dynamic” Danny Matranga. (12:00)
  • The value of being an effective communicator. (14:25)
  • Sal testing his ever raging testosterone levels using Everly Well & the importance of getting your levels checked. (17:35)
  • Organifi updates. (28:35)
  • Adam the professional faller & the shit that guys do. (29:45)
  • The Mysterious Fall of Shredz and Joey Swoll’s new partnership with Conor McGregor. (36:44)
  • The grueling, yet satisfying nature of manual labor. (42:34)
  • Sugar Shock: Do you know how much sugar your children are consuming? (44:47)
  • The recipe for disaster and social pressures of behaviors learned from childhood. (46:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is your opinion on P90x and Beachbody programs? (57:35)
  • #Quah question #2 - How important is the exercise order in MAPS programs? (1:15:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you talk about designer steroids and prohormones? (1:23:53)
  • #Quah question #4 - How much does the human psyche affect weight loss? (1:33:54)

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Oct 15, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss what it takes to master the squat.

  • Tribalism and fostering an open minded community. (2:24)
  • How to Squat Like a Pro (17:30)
    • Why Squatting is Important and what is considered strong for a squat? (18:50)
    • When & How to Add Resistance. (24:20)
    • Our Best Squatting Tips:  The most important keys to getting a good, deep squat, that's actually quite commonly overlooked. (31:34)
    • Takeaways and actionable steps. (47:00)

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Oct 13, 2018

Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about if when changing rep ranges if it is a good idea to change the type of exercise in the routine as well, if there is a benefit to stretching after working out, how to prevent getting Alzheimer’s and how to reduce the symptoms in those who already have it and whether a franchise is the best way to start a gym.

  • Stealing or paying homage? How artists take beats from each other in this day and age. (4:37)
  • It’s so good, yet so fucked up. The new season of Big Mouth & sex toy talk. (6:58)
  • UPDATE: A Deep Analysis of What Conor Said to Khabib. (10:58)
  • Dying to Sleep — The Waking Nightmare of Fatal Familial Insomnia. (16:45)
  • Take some NED and go to bed. How Adam uses it into his sleep routine for himself and his dogs. (19:50)
  • New Organifi products and squirrels on a plane. (24:10)
  • The moment Adam took too much Alpha Brain & the chemistry during interviews. (30:10)
  • Association of dairy intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 21 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study. (32:20)
  • Finding things to poke holes in. Layne Norton at it again with recent post on artificial sweeteners. (33:48)
  • #Quah question #1 – When changing rep ranges is it a good idea to change the type of exercise in the routine as well? (38:06)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should you stretch after working out? (49:35)
  • #Quah question #3 - How to prevent getting Alzheimer’s and how to reduce the symptoms in those who already have it? (58:44)
  • #Quah question #4 -  Is a franchise is the best way to start a gym? (1:07:38)

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Oct 12, 2018

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mindpumpmedia.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about if a 17 year old should bulk or cut, the most appropriate rep ranges or workout phases for cuts and bulks, the most important muscle or muscle group for peak athletic performance and if it is common to have clients who struggle to make progress compared to the transformations we see on social media.

  • Mind Pump custom chairs and mics: Coming Soon! (6:33)
  • @thetraininghour shout out! Philosophical, Psychological, And Practical Posts For Life, Fitness, And Health. (7:35)
  • More to Bruce Lee than just his movies…Sal gets nerdy on his idol. (8:30)
  • Sal’s wardrobe kryptonite for Taylor…Vuori saves the day! (16:45)
  • When you drink milk and you know you shouldn’t…Four Sigmatic to the rescue! (20:40)
  • Does size really  matter when it comes to fertility? New study. (27:32)
  • Entering new era of psychotherapy. Psychedelic Mushrooms Are Closer to Medicinal Use (It’s Not Just Your Imagination). (30:38)
  • A Banksy painting sold at auction for $1.4 million — then automatically shredded itself. (36:27)
  • Why Campbell Soup Is Selling Its Fresh Business. (39:08)
  • The guys speculate on why Bodybuilding.com is taking a nosedive and slowing bleeding out vs. their competition. (42:10)
  • The major gap between what is “good” and what is “viral.” Amazon, Netflix, Hulu the ever changing media. (51:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – What should a 17 year old do, bulk or cut? (58:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would be the most appropriate rep ranges or workout phases for cuts and bulks? (1:11:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What would you say is the most important muscle or muscle group for peak athletic performance? (1:18:55)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is it common to have clients who struggle to make progress compared to the transformations we see on social media? (1:26:35)

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Oct 11, 2018

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Michael Wood, a former Baltimore Police officer who came out publicly about the misconduct he witnessed in the police department.

  • In the culture and mindset of not doing things. (5:47)
  • Dropping all the labels: Does he identify to his political views? (6:49)
  • Being a slave to the system: The ability to make your own decisions in life. (7:47)
  • How professionalism changes in the police force. (11:00)
  • Violence Porn: What started getting him public attention? (13:43)
  • How does police work change your mindset? (18:21)
  • How people are all biology and their experiences. (23:25)
  • Does he find racism in this country? (28:05)
  • Why he wants to investigate WHY a crime was committed, not HOW. (31:48)
  • Experiences for each person: How we start the change. (41:30)
  • What does he see in the different cultures in America? (46:45)
  • Why does the Government try and create tribes? Are we on the right track? (49:50)
  • How being authentic is the future. (52:45)
  • The misrepresentation of Michael Wood. (54:34)
  • His take on #BlackLivesMatter & other issues in this country. (1:01:03)
  • The Prevalence Effect. (1:09:56)
  • How is he supporting himself financially? What is his purpose now? (1:11:59)
  • What are his thoughts on religion? (1:13:58)
  • Does he believe in objective or relative morality? (1:18:04)
  • His next focus or avenue. (1:22:44)
  • Has he had any push back from police officers? (1:23:42)
  • Are all systems flawed? (1:25:45)
  • Is technology the future savior in policing? (1:27:32)
  • Being an activist for police reform: His idea for success. (1:30:23)
  • How close to reality is The Wire? (1:31:18)
  • The next CNN correspondent? (1:33:30)

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Oct 10, 2018

Organifi Quah! iTunes + Facebook Review Winners!


In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips on postponing the pump, the benefit of warming up in longer ranges of motion, advice for females trying to shift to lifting heavy weights and if they think breast implant illness is real or BS.

  • What’s the secret to the guys keeping their immune systems healthy? (5:08)
  • #FairyFacedHunk (9:42)
  • It’s a family affair…Sal and Justin share their excitement over training their kids. (10:52)
  • Do the guys decorate for Halloween? Whose kid has the sick sense of humor? (13:50)
  • The most epic UFC fight card ever??!! The guys recap Khabib vs. McGregor. (16:45)
  • Crushing their competition. Amazon will pay $15 minimum wage for all US employees. (28:49)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do you have any tips on postponing the pump? (34:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you think there is benefit of warming up in longer ranges of motion? (43:09)
  • #Quah question #3 – What would your advice be for females trying to shift to lifting heavy weights? (50:29)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you think the breast implant illness is real or BS? (57:06)

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Oct 8, 2018

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Stephen Cabral, author of The Rain Barrel Effect and host of The Cabral Concept podcast.

  • Who has been his favorite guest to interview? Challenged him? (6:11)
  • Why artificial sweeteners are some of the most toxic things you can put in your body. (8:25)
  • The #1 reason for having low testosterone. (14:34)
  • The major issues with CrossFit adopting the Paleo/Keto Diet. (16:31)
  • Is it a bad idea to make things so palatable? (19:25)
  • How a “nuclear bomb” was created in his immune system by trying to cure himself using Western Medicine practices. (23:30)
  • What is Ayurvedic Medicine, the approach and how it different from other forms of medicine? (27:50)
  • How he aims to communicate his knowledge to others. (30:06)
  • Why the modern lifestyle is keeping us in chronic stress. (34:05)
  • The circular loop that is keeping us from getting to our goal weight. (37:08)
  • The scenarios of IF you SHOULD EAT or NOT EAT post workout. (38:51)
  • How can we get into the parasympathetic nervous system? (41:30)
  • The Western mentality of taking everything and making it intense. (43:30)
  • Does he see benefits of using tools to calm the parasympathetic nervous system? (45:30)
  • His theory on EMF’s (electromagnetic fields) and their impact on the human body. (46:56)
  • The differences between a naturopathic vs. medical doctor. (50:11)
  • Is TOO much saturated fat good or bad?? (53:50)
  • The FACTS and SCIENCE behind fasting. (57:05)
  • Why cold showers/plunges may not be beneficial to everyone. (1:07:57)
  • Are people changing their behaviors to seek out those cortisol spikes? (1:09:09)
  • WHY you have psoriasis and HOW to treat it. (1:13:16)
  • The “Big 5” lab tests you SHOULD  ask for when visiting your doctor. (1:16:14)
  • The Mounting Evidence against Eating Meat: Is higher protein the right move? (1:22:28)
  • Why he believes EVERYONE has a set point. (1:25:37)
  • His approach to why we have food allergies/sensitivities. (1:28:00)
  • The importance of a vaginal birth and breastfeeding to a healthy gut. (1:33:08)
  • The stigma behind CBD and how he uses it in his practice. (1:40:50)
  • The future of Western Medicine and is it trending in the right direction. (1:49:05)
  • How would he treat a woman who is estrogen dominant? (1:53:53)
  • What does he do NOW to combat potential future disease? (1:59:17)
  • His take on creatine as the end all be all supplement. (2:03:40)
  • Ways to prevent prostate cancer. (2:05:20)
  • The foundational supplements you SHOULD be consuming. (2:07:53)
  • The RIGHT way to eliminate heavy metals from your body. (2:11:21)

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Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS Strong, an expertly programmed and phased strongman inspired training program designed in collaboration with World’s Strongest Man competitor Robert Oberst to trigger new muscle building adaptations and get you STRONG. Get it at www.mapsstrong.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership
2. 25% Off your first purchase

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com/mindpump Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Oct 6, 2018

Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best and most efficient way to rest the CNS, the benefits to training for hypertrophy while dieting, if a Mind Pump Personal Trainer network is in the works and if they ever wonder if they are swinging out of their league when it comes to their partner.

  • Welcome back Craig “Thundarr the Barbarian” Capurso! (6:12)
  • How has fatherhood changed him? (11:15)
  • Radical Honesty: Why he left Bodybuilding.com and how has it affected his business. (16:32)
  • The true reason behind why Craig is not a part of the Mind Pump Podcast. (19:37)
  • Does he ever look back at his life and say “what if?” (23:18)
  • How has he grown mentally? (24:50)
  • Why it’s not about the number of people that follow you, it’s the quality. (26:30)
  • The transition/evolution of his training. (29:10)
  • Do fitness professionals have a responsibility to promote great content? (34:40)
  • His thoughts about getting back into the podcast space. (35:49)
  • No rules to this game: Intellectual Dark Web and long-form discussion revolution. (41:55)
  • Updates on Metron. (44:02)
    • What benefits/setbacks has he seen from his China effort? (52:28)
    • Future plans? (54:40)
    • Has he refined his elevator pitch? (58:32)
  • The movement of healing your body through food and not just supplementation. (59:18)
  • His next big venture…Gym Owner?! (1:03:06)
  • Craig turns the tide…Who is the guy’s favorite recent interview? (1:05:40)
  • Burning the candle at both ends: The work/life balance. (1:11:15)
  • Adam’s journey from start to finish: His mind shift from stage competitor to podcaster. (1:15:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best and most efficient way to rest the CNS? (1:21:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there any benefit to training for hypertrophy while dieting? (1:33:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – Will you guys come out with a Mind Pump Personal Trainer network? (1:41:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you ever wonder if you are swinging out of your league when it comes to your partner? (1:48:20)

Featured Guest:

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Get our newest program, MAPS Strong, an expertly programmed and phased strongman inspired training program designed in collaboration with World’s Strongest Man competitor Robert Oberst to trigger new muscle building adaptations and get you STRONG. Get it at www.mapsstrong.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership
2. 25% off your first purchase


How can you go wrong with this offer? To take advantage of this offer go to www.thrivemarket.com/mindpump

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Oct 5, 2018

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mindpumpmedia.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best angle for flies and presses for a woman who is looking to build the muscles that perk up the boobs, how to incorporate stretching into a workout program, who they would like to face in a Rogan debate and whether Mind Pump has "made it."

  • EAZE to the rescue! To assist with your root canal pain. (5:56)
  • Another knock on the Pro-Artificial Sweetener Camp. Artificial sweeteners are toxic to digestive gut bacteria: study .(14:31)
  • Extremely condescending to women? California Becomes First State to Mandate Female Board Directors. (19:46)
  • The new wave of strengthening brain function. The effects of strength training on cognitive performance in elderly women: study. (30:18)
  • Why Mind Pump is so successful. (37:36)
  • #Quah question #1 – Which angle for flies and presses is the best for a woman who is looking to build the muscles that perk up the boobs? (43:19)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you have a stretching routine? If so, how do you incorporate stretching into a workout program? (50:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – Who would like to face in a Rogan debate? (1:02:36)
  • #Quah question #4 – What moment have you sat back and said Mind Pump “made it”? (1:11:17)

People Mentioned:

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Get our newest program, MAPS Strong, an expertly programmed and phased strongman inspired training program designed in collaboration with World’s Strongest Man competitor Robert Oberst to trigger new muscle building adaptations and get you STRONG. Get it at www.mapsstrong.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership
2. 25% Off your first purchases 


How can you go wrong with this offer? To take advantage of this offer go to www.thrivemarket.com/mindpump

You insure your car but do you insure YOU? If you don’t, and you are the primary breadwinner, you will likely leave your loved ones facing hardship and struggle if you die (harsh reality). Perhaps you think life insurance is expensive, but if you are fit and healthy, you can qualify for approved rates that are truly inexpensive and affordable. To find out if you qualify for the best rates in the industry, go get a quote at www.HealthIQ.com/mindpump

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Oct 4, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Warren Farrell, the author of The Boy Crisis. Dr. Farrell is a controversial but very level-headed and well-spoken activist that is pushing for the return to sanity with respect to gender roles.

  • Why one sex is not bad and the other good. (7:12)
  • Why men are the disposable sex. (16:12)
  • How we have trained men to constantly test each other and disconnect from their feelings. (21:19)
  • Why men earn more. (28:40)
  • How men have evolved from human beings to human doers. (32:20)
  • Why you have to do, what you have to do. The male obligation to support their family. (37:30)
  • His thoughts on the movement to dissolve gender roles. (40:25)
  • The ultimate dance: Getting men and women to understand each other. (50:29)
  • Boy’s lives matter. (59:34)
  • What are the consequences of being a child of divorce? (1:02:00)
  • Statistics of children growing up without a father. (1:09:00)
  • Why training children to win, comes with training children to lose. (1:14:50)
  • Is victimhood a result of growing up without a father? (1:16:56)
  • His take on the anti-bullying movement. (1:22:51)
  • “I am women, I have been wronged.” His stance on the Kavanaugh investigation. (1:28:58)
  • Whenever only one sex wins, both sexes lose. (1:34:49)
  • The pivotal movement that got him to switch his stance on the NOW movement. (1:36:53)
  • Why does he feel he gets so much hate? (1:41:33)
  • Can the blame fall on politicians for the victimhood mentality? The gender pay gap. (1:43:40)
  • What issues we will face in the future? (1:46:10)
  • Why it’s not a good definition of power to feel obligated to earn money that someone spends, while we die early. (1:54:15)
  • The value of training the concept of the Male Warrior. (1:59:50)

Featured Guest/People Mentioned:

Links/Products Mentioned:

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS Strong, an expertly programmed and phased strongman inspired training program designed in collaboration with World’s Strongest Man competitor Robert Oberst to trigger new muscle building adaptations and get you STRONG. Get it at www.mapsstrong.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership
2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!)
3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com/mindpump Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Oct 3, 2018

Organifi Quah! iTunes Review Winners!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about hat bird dogs are good for, full body vibration plates for muscle growth, what they would do if they were diagnosed with cancer and some dos and don'ts for attracting sponsors.

  • #PodcastHard Event Recap (5:40)
  • The new and rapidly growing market for quality CBD. The overall health benefits of companies like NED. (23:30)
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk resigns as chairman. Justified or not? (35:53)
  • Testosterone Administration Reduces Lying in Men. True or False? (40:10)
  • Organifi latest news and the newest Mind Pump elixir. (45:10)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are bird dogs good for? (48:48)
  • #Quah question #2 – Thoughts on full body vibration plates for muscle growth? (58:42)
  • #Quah question #3 - What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer? (1:05:27)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some dos and don'ts for attracting sponsors? (1:16:08)

People Mentioned:

Links/Products Mentioned:

Get our newest program, MAPS Strong, an expertly programmed and phased strongman inspired training program designed in collaboration with World’s Strongest Man competitor Robert Oberst to trigger new muscle building adaptations and get you STRONG. Get it at www.mapsstrong.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

 

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Oct 1, 2018

This episode was originally an interview conducted by Professor Dominic Morais of Trinity University as part of a research project on online fitness businesses. Professor Morais' questions highlighted many aspects of Mind Pump's origins, growth and business philosophy and practices. This episode provides the most in-depth behind the scenes look at the business of Mind Pump released to date.

  • The State of Mind Pump. (2:03)
  • How does podcasting fit into their revenue stream? (6:05)
  • What lead them to getting a marketing team? (7:10)
  • The importance of “lead magnets” for their business growth. (12:24)
  • The super hero origin story of Mind Pump. (14:50)
  • Wisdom vs. knowledge: Its significance in the rise of the podcast. (19:25)
  • How do they convey the art of credibility to their audience? (22:52)
  • A melting pot of health and fitness people in one spot. The Mind Pump Private Forum and how they curated a “tribe.” (28:19)
  • The watershed moments in their business. (33:00)
  • What markers did they pay attention to early on and do they tailor to their audience? (44:30)
  • The order of operations behind how they package their MAPS Fitness Programs. (48:25)
  • How do they vent sponsors and ultimately choose which ones to work with? (1:01:05)

Featured Guest/People Mentioned:

Links/Products Mentioned:

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS Strong, an expertly programmed and phased strongman inspired training program designed in collaboration with World’s Strongest Man competitor Robert Oberst to trigger new muscle building adaptations and get you STRONG. Get it at www.mapsstrong.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

 

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com/mindpump Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

 

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

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