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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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Dec 31, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Will Hyde, Senior Subject Matter Expert and Content Producer for the world's largest cannabis website leafly.com.

  • Who is William Hyde, aka The Avid Dabber? (1:47)
  • How and why cannabis affects people differently? (2:59)
  • Is there any truth to the Indica/Sativa description? (6:30)
  • Are there other cannabinoids that we are seeing interesting things with? (9:12)
  • Are they playing a role in the legalization movement? (11:05)
  • How did he get into this industry? (12:02)
  • The Wild, Wild West of the early dispensaries. The evolution of the space. (15:15)
  • What other things is he starting to see with the breeding of cannabis? (19:35)
  • How cannabis is a tool. The misconceptions of certain strains. (22:20)
  • What does he recommend for the ‘newbie’ cannabis user? (25:39)
  • Do we know yet how CBD modulates its effects? (27:56)
  • What are the differences between the CBD strains? (29:39)
  • Are some forms of cannabis better than others? What antidote has come in from people? (32:41)
  • Has he seen antidote/lab data to why people like strains for certain reasons? (37:35)
  • The Pandora of Marijuana: Curating your experience. (40:50)
  • How the Afghani strands put you to sleep. (43:18)
  • Anecdotal speaking, what strains give you energy? (44:20)
  • What strains get you ‘aroused’? (46:17)
  • What is the difference between heirloom strains? (47:51)
  • Does he agree with moving the industry more to a professional vibe rather than stoner? (51:30)
  • His thoughts on tobacco companies moving into the cannabis space? (54:23)
  • His take on the QUALITY of cannabis, black market and licensing. (56:56)
  • The evolution of ‘dabbing’. (1:00:16)
  • What was his first time overdoing cannabis? (1:07:20)
  • Can the way you grow a particular strain change the effects? (1:10:40)
  • Is growing cannabis a difficult thing to do? (1:11:45)
  • How public perception has changed  cannabis. (1:13:45)
  • How does Leafly monetize? (1:16:45)
  • What companies is he paying attention to currently? (1:17:38)
  • How the cannabis industry is changing the stigma among the public. What “cool” things are in the future? (1:23:33)

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Dec 29, 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 exercise as a stress to the body, the best way to get a girlfriend to start resistance training, how gut issues make it difficult to lose weight and the best gimmicky “as seen on tv” fitness equipment or programs.

  • Get your Felix Gray glasses with your FSA/HSA account, the importance of blue light blocking glasses & why quality matters. (4:49)
  • The truth behind the statement ‘You get what you pay for’. (11:33)
  • How most toys we grew up with could ‘take your eye out’. The crazy things the guys used to do for entertainment. (15:23)
  • How the tech companies are becoming more responsible before the potential backlash behind screen time use + how the guys police their own kids. (23:47)
  • Takanakuy: The Christmas fighting festival of Peru. (36:18)
  • The World's Poorest People Are Getting Richer Faster than Anyone Else. (40:30)
  • The NEED to get back to real journalism. (45:00)
  • Will Adam purchase the new Nike self-lacing shoes? (49:11)
  • Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods. (51:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Exercise as a stress to the body or relief? (57:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to get a girlfriend to start resistance training? (1:04:37)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can gut issues make it difficult to lose weight? (1:16:06)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you were able to only purchase one gimmicky “as seen on tv” fitness equipment or programs, what would it be and why? (1:20:26)

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Dec 28, 2018

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do if you can't function without doing a tiny bit of HIIT every morning, the potential backlash from coffee and caffeine’s true effects on one’s health, how to overcome the mental side of fat gain while bulking and whether mini cuts and mini bulks are considered yo-yo dieting.

  • Mind Pump Holiday Recap: Family traditions, being put on stage & MORE. (5:05)
  • Mind Pump New Year’s Plans: Hotel parties, hanging out at home with family & MORE. (24:25)
  • A ‘Skinny Dipped’ Holiday Season. (30:20)
  • Genetic information as a self-fulfilling prophecy: DNA test results can spur relevant physiological changes, even if they're made up. (31:10)
  • People believing in a cause and putting their dollar towards it. Over $17M donated to GoFundMe for Trump's border wall. (34:01)
  • The strength and weakness of Western Medicine: Pills to reduce cholesterol destroy brown adipose tissue beneficial for health. (39:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why do I feel I’m addicted to HIIT to the point I can't function without doing a tiny bit every morning? (47:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you guys think there will be a potential backlash from coffee and caffeine’s true effects on one’s health? (1:00:01)
  • #Quah question #3 - How can you overcome the mental side of fat gain while bulking? (1:10:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are mini cuts and mini bulks  considered yo-yo dieting and will it create more fat cells per Layne Norton’s theory? (1:16:36)

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Dec 27, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with John Meadows who reveals all about what it takes to be a top-level bodybuilder.

  • Why John doesn’t have a colon. (4:30)
  • Was there anything he did that contributed to his digestion issues? (10:35)
  • How did he change his approach coming back? (12:10)
  • Has going through this experience forced him to become more in tune with his body? (14:55)
  • What are the BIGGEST mistakes he sees with people trying to build muscle? (16:38)
  • Has he found there is a RIGHT dose of protein for his body? (24:40)
  • What are the big missing pieces in bodybuilder’s regimens? (26:03)
  • What kind of things does he cover in his workshops? (29:42)
  • What made him start to compete at a young age? (30:50)
  • When did he start to use anabolic steroids? Was he a hyper responder? (34:20)
  • Does he believe people do not cycle out anymore? (43:19)
  • What are the differences between taking anabolics vs growth hormones? (45:17)
  • His take on training and why certain bodybuilder’s physiques look more ‘granite.’ (54:38)
  • What does he think of the new culture of thought around isolation movements being the BEST movements for most muscle activation? (1:00:45)
  • What is the ‘Mountain Dog Diet’ and does food quality matter? (1:04:10)
  • Is the trend starting to reverse with coaching in bodybuilding? (1:09:20)
  • What is site enhancement oil (SEO)? (1:10:15)
  • How bodybuilding is a different level of drugs in sport. (1:15:54)
  • What is the difference in training people that are natural vs. people on ‘gear’? (1:18:16)
  • His theory behind metabolism in competitive sports. (1:21:52)
  • What is his take on people not adapting their training routines? (1:26:30)
  • How social media killed bodybuilding. What does the future of bodybuilding look like? (1:34:04)
  • If he was to go back and whisper into 22-year-old John’s ear, what would he tell himself? (1:40:13)

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Dec 26, 2018

Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook 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 favorite pre-workout meal, how proper training, intensity and mobility can prevent the pains of aging, why is the dad bod look is so popular and those who say you can’t reach enlightenment if you are ingesting dead animals.

  • How Sal stole his new hairstyle from Disney’s The Nutcracker. (5:01)
  • The See’s candy analogy to the RIGHT haircut. (7:00)
  • The ‘Kermit’ Blend is back! The benefits of combining stimulants with calming products. (11:45)
  • How much are your organs worth? Should it be legal to sell your own organs on the black market? How society does not want to see themselves in the mirror. (15:19)
  • The Great Debate: Is PG in the 80s worse than PG today? (22:02)
  • Painting the picture of movie night at the Di Stefano house: Blue blockers, healthy snacks, and Smoothie Box! (24:20)
  • The differences of standards of food at different houses. (28:45)
  • Merry Christmas from Mind Pump: What did the guys get their significant others, Traditions during Christmas & MORE. (30:08)
  • Amazon sent 1,700 Alexa voice recordings to the wrong user following data request. The guys speculate on the potential fallout from this information. (46:27)
  • Facebook Admits It Gave Netflix, Spotify Special Access to User Messages. Privacy infringement or not? (51:22)
  • A new study finds that marijuana can reprogram sperm genes. (54:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – Your favorite pre-workout meal and why? (57:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you guys feel about the ‘nagging pain because your old’ phenomenon?  (1:13:59)
  • #Quah question #3 - Why is the ‘dad bod’ look so popular and how do we stop it? (1:22:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on reaching enlightenment and those who say you can’t eat dead animals? (1:28:52)

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Dec 24, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Jennifer Cohen, a bestselling author and first rate go getter. An excellent storyteller, Jennifer tells how she got Keanu Reeves to come to her house (really!), work for an NBA team, train celebrities and essentially accomplish everything she has set her mind to. Follow her lead and watch good things happen!

  • Jen the Firecracker! (3:19)
  • How did she get into the fitness space? Her origin story into how fitness became a lifestyle. (4:34)
  • What did she do to attract these prestigious companies wanting her services? (8:00)
  • The evolution of her tenacity. How she got Keanu Reeves on her audition tape. (10:07)
  • How you can mold certain traits into opportunities. Her stint in the music industry. (22:58)
  • Her transition into the corporate fitness space. (30:13)
  • What is her favorite and least favorite celebrity she has trained? (34:18)
  • The more money you have, the less you pay for things. (39:10)
  • From getting burnt out being a Celebrity Trainer to pivoting into a Media Trainer. (44:45)
  • The important lesson of sharing the RIGHT information and thinking long term rather than short term success. (53:54)
  • How small wins equals big change. Was her first book, ‘No Gym Required’, a success? (1:06:19)
  • The message behind ‘Strong is the New Skinny’. (1:08:43)
  • The myth behind having a perfect body and looking at fitness as a way of loving yourself. (1:11:15)
  • How does she manage her kids to eat healthy? (1:20:08)
  • What will her upcoming podcast will be called and be about? (1:25:30)
  • Has she run into Keanu Reeves since? (1:33:25)

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Dec 22, 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 go-to workout pland if you’re away from a gym on business or vacation, the benefit to "warming up," recommended books to educate oneself on health, fitness and lifestyle and the enviable pysical features they would love to take from their co-hosts. 

  • Mind Pump SOLD on Pure from Organifi. (5:05)
  • Sal takes his kids out shopping for Jessica. (10:27)
  • Two ships passing in the night. Why Courtney doesn’t listen to the show. (11:43)
  • Why the internet has changed the perception of how companies advertise. (13:08)
  • Zwift, which turns indoor cycling workouts into multiplayer games, raises $120M. Is gamifying the fitness industry a long term answer? (17:53)
  • The app world is a tough business. (22:39)
  • Will fitness become a cultural trend, children becoming weaker, PRx making waves, the benefits of having equipment at home & MORE. (26:08)
  • How building a network of people can allow you to pivot into other opportunities. The guys talk Body by Jake, Tony Little & MORE. (40:50)
  • The evolution of plate loaded equipment. (44:45)
  • The crazy things the guys would do in the gym for a female’s attention. (53:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – What’s your go to work out plan if you are away on business or vacation? (59:16)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there something to warming up before a workout? (1:10:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – What books would you recommend to educate oneself on health, fitness and lifestyle? (1:18:53)
  • #Quah question #4- If you could have one feature from one of the Mind Pump hosts, what would it be? (1:27:28)

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  • Paul Chek (@paul.chek) • Instagram
  • Jessica Rothenberg (@thetraininghour) • Instagram
  • Dorian Yates (@thedorianyates) • Instagram
  • Arthur Jones (inventor)
  • Dave Asprey (@dave.asprey) • Instagram
  • Michael Ruscio (@drruscio) • Instagram
  • Mike Matthews (@muscleforlifefitness) • Instagram
  • Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere) • Instagram
  • Robb Wolf (@dasrobbwolf) • Instagram
Dec 21, 2018

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether the fittest person in the world is a Spartan Racer or a CrossFitter, killer snowboard prep exercises, what to eat to stay healthy with only gas station food and the part of Mind Pump's day-to-day business that is most tedious.

  • Mind Pump Recommends: Blue Planet II (5:56)
  • Were humans the first species to discover psychedelic compounds? (13:30)
  • Alan Greenspan: Investors should prepare for the worst. The importance of having liquid cash and life insurance. (16:10)
  • Home Alone Again with the Google Assistant. (23:45)
  • New Yorkers Have a Constitutional Right to Nunchucks, Judge Rules. (24:19)
  • Random story break with Mind Pump. (25:50)
  • What is cassava flour? The benefits of companies like Siete Family Foods and ordering them from Thrive Market. (30:14)
  • Swearing While You Exercise Could Make You Stronger: Study. (33:21)
  • That one time Justin flipped his mom off. (35:40)
  • Have the guys ever put soap in their kid’s mouths? Have their kids pressed any boundaries? (39:10)
  • The inevitable rebellion: The pendulum is swinging once again. (43:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Who is the fittest on Earth: Spartan Racer or a CrossFitter? (49:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some killer snowboard prep exercises? (1:00:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Hypothetically if you only had access to a gas station, what would you eat to stay healthy and why? (1:11:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – What part of Mind Pump's day-to-day business is the most tedious? (1:20:10)

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Dec 20, 2018

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Victoria Field about the necessity of diet for raising healthy and healing sick animals.

Raising Healthy Pets in an Unhealthy World with Victoria Field

  • The fitness connection she shares with Mind Pump. (4:40)
  • What could she do to make a difference in her dog’s life? How she took what she learned from going through her fitness/health journey to her pets. (7:56)
  • How many dogs are in the facility? (11:29)
  • What are they finding through the research at Keto Pet? (13:21)
  • Was Keto Pet an established association before she linked up with them? (14:55)
  • What does a Keto diet for a dog look like? (17:22)
  • Are we seeing a rise in pet cancers? (20:57)
  • Are there common shady practices she sees in the pet food industry? (23:30)
  • Is she getting any veterinary support or push back? (25:00)
  • Are they using fasting with dogs? (27:00)
  • What kinds of antidote and feedback are they getting from people? (29:31)
  • What does the cost look like? (31:05)
  • Are they looking at alternative treatments besides Keto? (32:30)
  • The ground breaking brain cancer research they are finding through pilot studies (35:45)
  • What dog food brands does she recommend/stay away from? (38:45)
  • Is there are target number of ketones they are looking for with the dogs they are treating? (40:30)
  • How do people at home check their dog’s ketone levels? (42:12)
  • What negative effects do they see with animals who have levels over the limit? (43:50)
  • Why every dog’s threshold is different and the importance of testing. (45:17)
  • Do dogs get the ‘Keto flu’ as well? (47:36)
  • What types of services does Keto Pet supply? (48:58)
  • Any tips for people with cats? (50:53)
  • Have they helped enough dogs to see patterns in certain breeds? (51:54)
  • Do they recommend people feed their animal’s organic food? (55:27)
  • Are they finding that their dogs do not want to eat as much on the Keto diet? (56:06)
  • Any changes in mood/energy/anxiety? (57:51)
  • The focus on education and furthering research. (59:53)
  • How are they funded? (1:00:30)
  • Do they recommend an exercise protocol to go along with the Keto diet? (1:01:17)
  • The need to start the conversation around the Keto diet and its overall benefits. (1:01:57)
  • Are there situations where the Keto diet is not a good option for your dog? (1:05:12)
  • Has she changed the way she eats based on the research she has found? (1:07:02)
  • Have they researched dog’s lipid profiles? (1:13:14)
  • How are they spreading the message of Keto Pet and education on how food affects us metabolically? (1:16:10)
  • Her take on the ‘vegan pet movement’? (1:21:18)

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Dec 19, 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 get as lean as possible in a week for an unexpected video/photo shoot, the surprising exercises that result in the greatest gains, the truth or myth of the fat burning zone and if athleticism is something you are born with or can be trained.

  • Is there caffeine in Organifi’s new products Pure? (5:19)
  • Off cannabis, libido up! Frequency vs. tolerance debate. (7:48)
  • How Hemp And The Farm Bill May Change Life As You Know It. The benefits of products like Ned. (16:00)
  • Netflix Impact On Movie Theaters Is Negligible: Study Commissioned By Theaters. (19:43)
  • A Man in China Hospitalized After Sniffing His Own Socks Every Day. (29:54)
  • Porn sites collect more user data than Netflix or Hulu. (31:14)
  • Feeding the Bullshit. People Call For Father Christmas To Be Renamed 'Person Christmas'. (36:30)
  • Peta: Why Cheese Is the Most Sexist Thing You Can Eat. (38:25)
  • Mind Pump New Year’s Plans. (39:26)
  • #Quah question #1 - How would you go about getting as lean as possible in a week for an unexpected video/photo shoot? (45:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – What exercise surprised you the most with the greatest gains? (51:46)
  • #Quah question #3 - Any truth to the fat burning zone or is it a myth? (1:01:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is athleticism something you are born with or can be trained? (1:10:51)

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Dec 18, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the newest MAPS Fitness Product, MAPS Starter. MAPS Starter is designed for the beginner, the deconditioned and the advanced age person who is wanting to build strength, muscle, lose bodyfat and take control of their health and fitness.

You can find MAPS Starter at www.mapsstarter.com. Use the code STARTER20 for $20 off through Sunday, December 23rd, 2018.

Dec 17, 2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk about their favorite (& least favorite) interviews of 2018. Discover who surprised them, who disappointed them and who you can expect to see again in the future.

  • Review/Behind the Scenes of Mind Pump Guests 2018. (3:10)
  • Recap: Interview Sam Parr of The Hustle. (5:50)
  • The Interesting Life of Kourtney Olsen. (8:40)
  • The crazy life story of Luke Story. (10:29)
  • Their impression before and after of Bedros Keuilian: Teaching trainers how to monetize the RIGHT way. (12:12)
  • The authentic nature and delivery of Chris Kresser. (17:07)
  • The carnivore diet expert: Shawn Baker. (19:40)
  • Fantastic and welcoming human being: Lisa Bilyeu. (22:02)
  • The alarming nature of glyphosates with Zach Bush. (23:54)
  • Fixing your gut with Mikhaila Peterson. (25:00)
  • All things Shrooms with Tero Iskauppila. (28:35)
  • Talking all things sex with Emily Morse. (32:56)
  • Dr. Drew & "Psycho Mike" Catherwood of Swole Patrol. (34:25)
  • Being a man with Ryan Michler. (37:40)
  • A unicorn in the industry: Max Lugavere. (39:37)
  • All things gut health with Dr. Michael Rusico. (45:18)
  • Touching the third rail with Bishop Barron. (47:08)
  • The Dad Edge with Larry Hagner. (54:32)
  • The Steve Jobs of Fitness- Mark Mastrov. (57:15)
  • The realness and legacy of Joe DeSena. (1:05:54)
  • Bringing out the red carpet treatment with Flex Wheeler. (1:06:50)
  • The great shit talker: Shawn Ray. (1:09:15)
  • Stan Efferding: The World's Strongest Bodybuilder. (1:10:20)
  • The value of being a father with Dr. Warren Farrell. (1:12:42)
  • Functional Medicine Guru: Dr. Stephen Cabral. (1:17:30)
  • Struggling to communicate with Michael Wood. (1:19:19)
  • All things supplements with Rich Gaspari. (1:23:22)
  • The Transgender Athlete Advantage Debate with Chloie Jonsson & Bennett Kaspar. (1:25:20)
  • All things sports performance with NBA Superstar Coach Paul Fabritz. (1:32:19)
  • The outgoing personality and charisma of Hunter McIntyre. (1:35:30)
  • Unconventional programming with Cory Schlesinger. (1:37:57)
  • The dark side of bodybuilding with John Romano. (1:41:02)
  • The future of interviewing guests on Mind Pump. (1:44:30)
  • Reaching new levels with Ben Greenfield. (1:46:52)
  • Building the team and acquiring the tools: The transformative 2018 moving into reaching the masses in 2019. (1:48:00)

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Dec 15, 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 the advantage of an ass to grass squat over a conventional squat, how to transition out of a dieting phase, how to minimize or prevent upper cross syndrome and if Mind Pump would ever create a personal training school.

  • What is an ‘Atomic Sit-Up’? (4:37)
  • The pranks the guys used to do when they were younger. (8:40)
  • Old media is on the way out. Social media outpaces print newspapers in the U.S. as a news source. (17:38)
  • California proposes a plan to tax text messages. (22:50)
  • The fascination over the new way teens communicate. (25:25)
  • The iGen Generation vs. Millennial's. (27:37)
  • Learn about your fitness knowledge with the Health IQ quiz + the decline of the modern male. (37:45)
  • Mind Pump Reviews: Organifi Pure. (45:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – If mobility allows, what are the advantages of an ass to grass squat over a conventional squat? (49:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – When transitioning out of a dieting phase would you decrease cardio first while keeping food intake lower? Or would you increase food intake first and keep more cardio in?  (56:01)
  • #Quah question #3 - For people who work in front of a computer all day, how to minimize or prevent upper cross syndrome? (1:07:58)
  • #Quah question #4 – Would Mind Pump ever create a personal training school? (1:15:05)

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Dec 14, 2018

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the recommended number of sets for static holds, how to define fitness, when to stop bulking and start a cut and the “you vs. you” mindset compared to competing to win

  • Want great stocking stuffers for the kids…Skinny Dipped Almonds! (4:50)
  • Santa Sold Shrooms: The Origin Story of the World's Most Famous Person. (7:15)
  • The need to re-sensitize your body to anything to get the most out of it. (8:10)
  • How you are not your things + the practice of E-Fasting. (13:30)
  • Kraft Heinz agrees to buy paleo mayo and dressing company Primal Kitchen. Will there be a backlash? (27:00)
  • The Disney Machine. (31:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the recommended number of sets for static holds? (41:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you define fitness? (54:41)
  • #Quah question #3 - When do you know to stop bulking and start a cut? (1:06:04)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your take on the “you vs. you” mindset compared to competing to win? (1:11:05)

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Dec 13, 2018

Sal, Adam & Justin speak with John Romano, a longtime fitness insider and performance-enhancement drug specialist. He has authored several bodybuilding and fitness books and has appeared on HBO, ESPN, ABC's 20/20 and the documentary Bigger Stronger Faster. John is a great storyteller and in this episode he talks about doing time in prison, dealing anabolic steroids, helping CrossFit athletes pass drug tests and other behind the curtain truth about the fitness industry most would rather he kept hidden.

  • How did he get started in the bodybuilding space? His chance meeting with The Original Guru, Dan Duchaine. (4:06)
  • He openly shares in his time in prison and what got him there. (12:19)
  • Who did he write for initially? (18:57)
  • Did he encounter push back from his articles? The dark side of the bodybuilding world. (21:15)
  • Hustling to Learn. 927:50)
  • The origin story of steroids. (29:40)
  • The evolution of anabolic steroid use in bodybuilding. (31:42)
  • Would he say the ’90s was the ‘death’ of female bodybuilding? (43:20)
  • The genesis of ‘Muscle Worship’ with female bodybuilders. (46:30)
  • What was his connection with Bill Phillips? (51:25)
  • What did Dan go to jail for? (57:00)
  • What is his take on the current state of social media? (58:28)
  • An education of the drug market in Mexico. (1:03:00)
  • Does he believe anabolic steroids should be legal in the US? (1:08:50)
  • What consequences has he suffered from poor lifestyle choices? (1:20:25)
  • Does he still write for publications? (1:22:25)
  • What does he think of the space now? (1:25:41)
  • What does he think of the sport of CrossFit? (1:32:37)
  • How would he cycle off a CrossFit athlete? (1:37:08)
  • What’s the deal with SARMS (Selective androgen receptor modulator)? (1:38:50)

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Dec 12, 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 with unlimited amounts of time to spend in the gym how to train for maximum results, how often a specific exercise should change, good ways to incorporate cardio into a strength training plan that will not interfere with the strength adaptation and potential Mind pump plans to add a female voice to the podcast team.

  • “Old guy trying to be cool…” Adam explains the tag on his shoes + the evolution of his collecting habit. (5:11)
  • What percentage of bodybuilders are gay? The subculture and urban legends of the bodybuilding world. (20:00)
  • Sal, Justin, and families see The Nutcracker + creating family traditions. (23:08)
  • The progression of the YouTube page + butting heads with the young lion. (34:35)
  • Following Up: The guys take new Everly Well tests to check current Omega/B Vitamin levels + the importance of becoming aware of your body & testing. (40:02)
  • Organifi + Vitamin Angels: Eliminating Malnutrition in Children. (45:16)
  • Scientists Are Working on a Pill That Lets You Eat Anything and Avoid Weight Gain. (51:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you had unlimited amounts of time to spend in the gym how would you train for maximum results? (57:35)
  • #Quah question #2 - How often should a specific exercise change? (1:08:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are good ways to incorporate cardio into a strength training plan that will not interfere with the strength adaptation? (1:18:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you have any plans to add a female voice to the podcast team? (1:25:55)

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Dec 10, 2018

In this episode Sal, Adam, and Justin catch up with Brendon Ayanbadejo, 2 time NFL Superbowl champion who has transitioned into a very successful business owner.

  • How you do anything is how you do everything. Where did Brendan get his work ethic from? (4:15)
  • The formula to life vs. formula to success. (7:32)
  • What would he say is his greatest weakness? (8:43)
  • The Dog vs. the Pug. Does he fear his kids will grow up without the drive? (9:45)
  • When and how did he get introduced to Orangetheory?  (14:46)
  • What was the learning curve on his first Orangetheory businesses? (19:11)
  • The importance of being the FACE of the business early on. (21:00)
  • What are some of the biggest differences between the locations that were producing more revenue? (21:59)
  • How much money does one need to start a franchise? Typical overhead costs? (23:46)
  • The benefits of being the Area Developer. (27:17)
  • What is his current strategy with acquiring new franchises? (30:36)
  • Is he still throttling down or does he still see ‘a big piece of pie on the table’? (31:37)
  • Does he have any fears they are growing TOO fast? (33:02)
  • How often does he see an owner fail? (35:50)
  • The Great Group Training Trend Debate. (36:30)
  • How much autonomy does an owner/trainer have to “modify” programming in the classes? (54:09)
  • How is OTF getting into HRV and acknowledging new technology? (55:19)
  • The importance of community and learning what is best for your body. (59:25)
  • What does their retention rate look like? (1:02:36)
  • Adam’s two cents to add value to Orangetheory: How they don’t want to be the Starbucks of Fitness. (1:06:30)
  • What would his wife say is his biggest flaw/weakness? Practices he puts in place to be a better man? (1:13:10)
  • How does the success with his business compare to his success with football? (1:17:21)
  • Has he thought about becoming the sounding board for the exit strategy for ex-NFL players? (1:20:18)
  • The lessons learned from one another. (1:23:30)

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Dec 8, 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 the value of StrongLifts 5x5, the order to go through MAPS programs for someone trying to lose fat and build muscle, how quickly someone’s metabolism will adapt to cardio and the value of shoulder/posture corrective braces.

  • New Product Alert!! Organifi Chocolate GOLD Juice! (4:28)
  • Merry “Flocking” Christmas from Mind Pump. (5:25)
  • 25 Cool Gadgets That Make Great Gifts This Holiday Season (Under $60). (6:53)
  • Use the Joovv Light as a Treatment for Hair Loss??!! (18:21)
  • PETA Jumping the Shark, Rudolph Controversy, Lyrics in Songs & MORE. The Fragmented/Soft World we Now Live In. (23:10)
  • The States Trying to Pass Laws Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters. (37:03)
  • Lifting Weights Has a Surprising Effect on Mental Health. Will Resistance Training be the Next Revolutionary Trend? (39:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on StrongLifts 5x5? (56:21)
  • #Quah question #2 - What order would you suggest going through MAPS programs for someone trying to lose fat and build muscle? (1:07:43)
  • #Quah question #3 - How quickly will someone’s metabolism will adapt to cardio? (1:17:29)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on the shoulder/posture corrective braces? (1:23:50)

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Dec 7, 2018

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the most important boxes to check in the gaining phase, a good body fat range to start a show prep, the significance of the “3 body types,” endomorph, ectomorph and mesomorph and the lowest point in their fitness journey.

  • Sal is OFF caffeine! Will the enema be next?? (5:25)
  • Adam’s weird cannabis free dream, plus the guys talk association with certain things. (9:20)
  • Nothing will wake you up faster than a spider in the shower! (17:14)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update: Back From Vacation. (22:19)
  • How This 7-Year-Old Made $22 Million Playing With Toys, Justin’s Texting Hack + Will Our Kids Monitor Us? (31:12)
  • Will the Future of War be a Video Game? Microsoft wins $480M military contract to outfit soldiers with HoloLens AR tech. (35:20)
  • The Next Big Legalization of Drugs. Psychoactive Mushrooms May Get a Legalization Vote in Oregon in 2020. (38:55)
  • Will Fitness be Disrupted by Technology? (40:01)
  • The Huge Response from the Mind Pump Black Friday Deals + Sponsorship Updates. (54:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some of the most important boxes to check in the gaining phase? (55:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – What’s a good body fat range to start a show prep? (1:11:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you talk about the belief of the “3 body types,” endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph? (1:22:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – What has been the lowest point in your fitness journey? (1:31:08)

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Dec 6, 2018

In this episode Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena about the business of the Spartan Race, marriage, the challenges of raising children, having lunch with Pauli from the Rocky movies and a lot more. Joe also brings a couple of his colorful mentors on to share wisdom they have gained over the years.

  • Joe the Maniac: Always Doing the Unconventional Things. (5:22)
  • The Unintended Consequences of the Technology Revolution. (9:18)
  • How Long did it Take for him to Get Out of the Red with Spartan? How Much Did He Have to Invest Himself? He Shares Experiences of his Families Business Practices Early on and How You Must Work for What You Get. (10:50)
  • The Challenge of Raising your Kids to Understand the Value of a Dollar, ‘Feel the Pain’ & the Art of Rejection. (21:00)
  • How Happiness Comes from Taking Things Away. (33:40)
  • How We MUST be Reconnected with Ourselves, Others & the Earth. (35:25)
  • The Largest Endurance Competition Sport in the World: Spartan. (36:53)
  • What are the Biggest Challenges He Faces with the Business? (37:43)
  • When did He Piece Together Money didn’t Give Him Quality of Life? (40:45)
  • What has He Found that He will spend some Extra Money on? (43:35)
  • ‘Work Now, for Later’. (50:00)
  • The Order of Importance in his Life. (53:28)
  • Has He ever seen a Gold Bar? (54:45)
  • What is the Biggest Area of Contention between Him and his Wife? (56:05)
  • Larger than Life: Conversation with Jimmy Benz on CTE in Sports, Stories from his Life & MORE. (59:00)
  • People that Answer the Call at Every Time: Joe’s Personal Board of Directors. (1:28:15)
  • Adapting to Your Environment: Hook or be Crook. The Thin Line Between Being Moral and Breaking the Rules. (1:30:00)
  • Rounding Out the Conversation: Joe’s Marriage Advice. (1:40:50)
  • Joe’s Best Piece of Business Advice. (1:42:30)

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Dec 5, 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  how guys can put on so much mass in prison considering the quality of meals, why MAPS full body workouts have only one or two leg movements and the rest is upper body, cues and techniques required to perform a proper bench press and if they were professional wrestlers, what their names would be and the gimmicks would they use.

  • Is Your Competitive Spirit Built or Something You’re Born With? (4:37)
  • What Games are the Guys the Best at?? (15:05)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Organifi Pure. (18:14)
  • Sending Thoughts & Love to @ericafitlove: Erica Lugo. (20:36)
  • The Future of Mind Pump TV. (25:02)
  • Mind Pump a Walking Vuori Commercial. (27:29)
  • Sal’s Daughter: Entertainer, Fearless, Strong and Talented. (28:45)
  • Starbucks to Block Porn on Free Wi-Fi in US. (30:57)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Salt Fat Acid Heat. (35:25)
  • The Netflix of Sports: DAZN. (36:20)
  • The Rapid Disruption of Various Industries/Markets. The Guys Speculate What will be Next. (38:14)
  • The Long Gamble. Bitcoin Continues Steep Fall as Cryptocurrency Collapse Worsens. (46:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why is it that guys can put on so much mass in prison considering the quality of meals? (48:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – The MAPS programs seem more upper body dominant, how can I progress my lower body? (1:00:18)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you talk about the cues and techniques required to perform a proper bench press? (1:12:48)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you were a professional wrestler, what would your name be and signature move? (1:24:13)

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Dec 3, 2018

In this free form episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss a variety of subject and ultimately end on the topic of their current training regimens and how to train according to your goals, lifestyle & age. 

  • The Dominance of Disney and the Guys Take a Trip Down Memory Lane. (3:49)
  • The Season of Opportunity: Old Things that are Now Cool, Going to the Amusement Park, Going through Phases & MORE. (9:53)
  • NED: To Cure the Anxiety of Your Animals & Potentially MORE. (21:58)
  • The Evolution of Humans in the Context of Modern Life. (28:30)
  • Are the Repercussions of Our Decisions Expanding based on Our Bloated Sense of Ego? (33:48)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Searching. (35:48)
  • China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On. (37:04)
  • Hit with the Kids! The benefits of Smoothie Box. (50:42)
  • The Natural Hierarchy to want to Eat Heavier Food in the Winter. (53:30)
  • Training According to Your Goals, Lifestyle & Age: The Guys Share their Current Regimen, Misconceptions of Motivational Social Media Pages, Finding Balance & MORE. (56:47)

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Dec 1, 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 how to naturally improve libido in young men, benefits to using the smith machine, their opinion on debt and how to keep going when someone gets burnt out in their career.

  • The Realization and Accepting that you are Getting Older. (5:28)
  • Adam Making Poor Fashion Choices?? (10:40)
  • Relationships, Going to Bed at the Same Time & MORE. (15:20)
  • SIBO Treatment with Herbs Is as Effective as Antibiotics. (19:55)
  • Can Sex Toys be Hacked??!! (26:11)
  • Artificially Creating Activity? Garmin and Disney Partner Up. (29:55)
  • For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise: study. (33:37)
  • LeBron James, Other Celebrities Team Up to Start Wellness Brand ‘Ladder’. (37:35)
  • How Technology will Inevitably Change the Legally of Laws. NBA Signs First Data Partnerships for In-Game Gambling, War on Drugs & MORE. (44:05)
  • Health IQ Making Big Waves!! (56:12)
  • Do Allergies Protect Us? (58:30)
  • #Quah question #1 - How to naturally improve libido in young men? (1:03:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are their benefits to using the smith machine? (1:14:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is your opinion on debt? Did you take out any loans for the business? (1:22:25)
  • #Quah question #4 - How to keep going when someone gets burnt out in their career? (1:34:21)

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Nov 30, 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 difference between mobility training & yoga, the difference between MAPS Prime and Prime Pro, if people should be concerned about perfumes and other scented things and their worst habits.

  • Beware of Predatory Scammers Out There. (3:58)
  • Mind Pump Thanksgiving Recap: Family Time, Guido Workout, NED talk, Flex Spending & Health Savings Accounts with Felix Gray & MORE. (12:43)
  • How Long Do the Guys Want to Live for? Reevaluating the Retirement Process. (27:08)
  • Another Step in the Human Evolution Journey. CRISPR bombshell: Chinese researcher claims to have created gene-edited twins. (30:20)
  • Snatch-Chat. Snapchat Sex Workers Being Reported to IRS For Taxes? (33:20)
  • Why You Shouldn’t Pay Someone to Build Your Social Media Following. (37:33)
  • Continuing to Disrupt the Market…Watch out, retailers. This is just how big Amazon is becoming. (39:25)
  • Flock You and Merry Christmas. (45:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the difference between mobility training & yoga? (49:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the difference between MAPS Prime & Prime Pro? (1:03:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should we be concerned about perfumes and other scented things? (1:12:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your worst habits? (1:22:30)

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Nov 29, 2018

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin catch up with Dan Clark, CEO of Brain.fm who gives an update the company's rapid growth and the attention their revolutionary mental state changing music is receiving from big players.

Get 20% off of Brain.fm by going to www.brain.fm/mindpump

  • The Mind Pump Bump: The Explosion of Brain.fm (3:51)
  • How do they test or measure brain function while playing their music? The differences between monaural and binaural beats. (5:50)
  • What are the most optimal headphones for this experience? (9:42)
  • Where does he see the 300% growth coming from? (10:26)
  • How is their member retention rate? (11:19)
  • Have they faced any resistance or backlash from the Government? (13:56)
  • What is on the horizon and what are they doing to evolve the business? (16:51)
  • How do they use Functional magnetic resonance imaging or functional MRI (fMRI) to add to their music? (21:36)
  • The importance of depth of sound and high fidelity speakers. (22:55)
  • Have they experimented with altering states of mind? (26:19)
  • The increased blood flow to the brain and does “Focus” produce better sex? (27:41)
  • How to brands like Halo compare to theirs? (30:06)
  • Sonic Branding and Brain.fm (33:06)
  • Updates: Funding, Partnerships, and Brain.fm (33:59)
  • Have they had any interest from the medical community for their product? (36:48)
  • Being a science-based company FIRST and how they do things the RIGHT way. (40:00)
  • How do you protect yourself from others not copying their brand? (41:54)
  • Does he see in potential involvement with the entertainment industry? (43:31)
  • What have been the biggest hurdles they have had to overcome as a company? (44:34)
  • Since he has come on board, what has been the most exciting thing he has seen? (46:36)
  • Why is he so driven to help people? (48:11)

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