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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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Aug 19, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go over seven steps that will help you pick the best workout based on your experience, goals and available equipment.

Aug 17, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best approach to transitioning from macro counting to unconscious competence with respect to eating, competitors & influencers coming out about binge eating and gaining excessive weight, engineered plant based meats,  and programming for people with health issues such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.

  • The guys talk all things bathroom etiquette. (5:02)
  • How Justin used the Organifi ‘Immunity’ to nip his potential cold in the butt before his anniversary. (10:30)
  • Sal’s work out with ‘The Beast’, aka Doug. (14:46)
  • More updates on the Epstein suicide ‘conspiracy’. (16:38)
  • How aged garlic extract can slash heart disease risk. (24:02)
  • More recipes from the ‘Schafer Kitchen’ brought to you by Butcher Box and Kettle & Fire. (26:02)
  • Nike making BRILLANT moves again...Launching sneaker subscription service for kids. (28:16)
  • Weight Watchers launches a weight loss app for kids. Good or bad approach? (33:06)
  • The growing market for direct to consumer sperm storage banks. (37:07)
  • Mind Pump Live with special guest Mike Matthews. Get your tickets today! (40:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best approach to transitioning from macro counting to the 4th stage of unconscious competence? (42:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you guys think of the recent trend of many competitors & influencers coming out about issues with binge eating and gaining excessive weight? (55:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you all think about the engineered plant-based meat everyone is talking about? Is it truly healthier for you? (1:03:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What type of programming would you recommend for people with health issues such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia? (1:06:32)

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Aug 16, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to use chains in the gym, whether strength training can be the solution to many of the ailments that often accompany aging, the benefit of stretching before or after lifting heavy, and the value of minimalist shoes for someone trying to correct mobility issues in ankles and hips.

  • Why we don’t actually WANT everything. The wisdom of spiritual teachings and having a sense of meaning. (4:37)
  • Is there any value to tarot cards? (13:30)
  • The one-time Justin was into D & D and how being a nerd today is cool. (18:20)
  • PRx now has a camouflage squat rack + the benefits of sandbag training. (23:12)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Westside vs. The World on Netflix. (28:15)
  • How kids continue to challenge you. (32:18)
  • What the guys do that drive their partner crazy? (38:02)
  • The connection between Justin and Jeffrey Epstein?? (42:02)
  • The Oprah of podcasting. Will we see Joe Rogan moderate a Presidential Debate?? (44:07)
  • Why are heart attacks becoming more and more common amongst our youth? (46:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you use chains in the gym without looking and sounding like an idiot? (51:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – Thoughts on sick aging phenotype as described by Dr. Jon Sullivan in his book Barbell Prescription? Would you guys buy into the idea that strength training can be the solution to so many aliments that accompany aging? (57:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should you stretch before you lift or it more beneficial to stretch after lifting heavy weights if you have tight muscles? (1:06:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on minimalist barefoot shoes, especially for someone trying to correct mobility issues in their ankles and hips? (1:08:40)

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Aug 15, 2019

With so many popular diets, how do you choose the best one for you? In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin review four of the most popular and who should do which.

 

  • The many ways to approach nutrition + how to determine what diet is best for you? (2:08)
  • #1 - The Paleo Diet: The origins, science behind it, pros and cons & MORE. (4:32)
  • #2 – The Ketogenic Diet: The origins, science behind it, pros and cons & MORE. (14:45)
  • #3 – The Carnivore Diet: How did it become popular, pros and cons & MORE. (29:55)
  • #4 – The Vegan Diet: The origins, pros, and cons & MORE. (40:00)
  • Who should do these diets and who should avoid them? (48:15)

 

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Aug 14, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training certain body parts for strength while training other body parts with higher reps and lower weight in the same workout, the pros and cons of Weight Watchers, applying MAPS programs to children or teens, and how they met their partners.

  • How Justin is ‘Wreck it Ralph’. (6:07)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update: Adam attends his friend’s daughter’s first birthday, makes the ultimate Butcher Box ‘pork butt’ crockpot meal, updates on his ‘cabin fever’ & MORE. (7:48)
  • Mind Pump Conspiracy Hour: Jeffrey Epstein's suicide, first human-monkey chimeras developed in China, water bears on the moon & MORE. (15:35)
  • How the ChiliPad has been a lifesaver for the guys. (30:35)
  • Justin takes the family out to the 49ers game and gets the VIP treatment. (33:47)
  • Sal and Jessica visit baby Maximus. (35:40)
  • Sal has McDonald’s French fries for the first time in 10 years! (40:42)
  • The unwritten code behind how retailers price tag codes. (42:19)
  • How Amazon is now targeting influencers. (43:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is it ever appropriate to train certain body parts for strength while training other body parts with higher reps and lower weight? Or should your whole body be on the same style of training? (47:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is your opinion on Weight Watchers? (54:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you apply your MAPS Programs to children and teens? (1:00:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – How did each of you meet your partners and how has your impression of them changed since you met them to now? (1:08:34)

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Aug 12, 2019

Hitting a training or diet plateau is frustrating. In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go into detail how to break through plateaus and how to avoid them altogether.

  • The frustration of hitting a plateau. (3:03)
  • Don’t be so hard on yourself! (6:10)
  • How would you define a plateau? The importance of looking at the WHOLE picture. (7:51)
  • Some of the reasons your body may by plateauing and what you can do about it. (16:14)
  • The concept of ‘perpetual’ progress in breaking through a plateau. (51:30)

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Aug 10, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how lose fat from areas that don't seem to respond, what exactly defines an ideal rest day, non-negotiables for both romantic and platonic relationships, and how they practice spirituality. 

  • Why Adam must be super high when watching shows recommended by Sal. (5:30)
  • How Justin is on a ‘cult-watch’. How we put all the blame on the leader and put no responsibility on the people who FOLLOW. (7:51)
  • A Mind Pump Rant: Free Markets vs. Socialism. (13:34)
  • Arizona Tea maker enters the cannabis market. How all the ‘big dogs’ are getting into the market. (22:17)
  • Updates on Adam’s testosterone levels after Maximus using the Everly Well tests + when to test your hormones if a health/fitness enthusiast. (27:40)
  • Is the significant other in the house when you have your ‘private time with yourself’? (32:02)
  • Human breast milk may help babies tell time via circadian signals from mom. (37:43)
  • How the guys use the Skinny Dipped almonds to curb the ‘sweet tooth’ with their kids and themselves. (40:03)
  • Kraft Heinz stock hits all-time low + the guys remanence on their favorite ‘fast food’. (41:19)
  • How Disney is a powerhouse and is showing no signs of slowing down. (46:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – I want to lose body fat in my legs, primarily my thighs, where all my weight goes. Should I give squats a rest and focus on deadlifts? My ideal is strong, yet lean legs. My upper body and core respond well, but my lower half is always difficult to sculpt. (49:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you consider a rest day? Is it a day without weights, cardio or both? (58:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is a non-negotiable for each of you when it comes to interpersonal relationships for platonic and romantic? (1:08:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you guys practice spirituality even though you may not be religious? (1:20:44)

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Aug 9, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best lifting cues to help clients (or self) use proper form, how to convince someone to build strength rather than prioritizing aesthetics, the changes experienced when becoming a dad and what Stay Authentic means to the Mind Pump team.

  • Mind Pump Recommends the Jordan Harbinger Show with Moby. (5:38)
  • Mind Pump reminiscences on video games of the past. (8:18)
  • Why we must make being a great dad ‘cool’ again. (12:33)
  • Statistics of millionaires in the United States: How our perceptions are usually off from reality. (25:10)
  • How cordyceps improve endurance performance. (33:22)
  • Vuori just dropped their Fall Collection! (35:06)
  • How Sal could have bumped into Britney Spears + our obsession with celebrity. (36:03)
  • Mind Pump Recommends “The Boys” on Amazon Prime Video. (41:19)
  • Updates on Bill & Ted 3. (43:12)
  • Why when you say something ‘unpopular’ it is better to double down and not retract. (44:25)
  • The tide is already starting to change...22 percent of millennials say they have “no friends.” (45:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – What have been some of the best cues you have found to work for the majority of your clients? (52:51)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would the conversation look like for you guys if you were trying to convince a female client (with a decent amount of training experience) to focus on building strength through the squat, deadlift and bench press with a side effect of improving aesthetics rather than focusing way too much on looks? (1:05:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Justin and Sal, what are the biggest developments you saw as a person when you became a dad? Did you feel Adam was missing some of the characteristics you developed as a parent? Adam, after Maximus’ birth did you notice any immediate changes in yourself? (1:16:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – What does ‘Stay Authentic’ mean to each of you? (1:33:28)

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Aug 8, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin reveal the three things you must do if you are a "hardgainer" and are having difficulty putting on muscle.

  • How the fitness industry shows NO LOVE for the hardgainer. (3:19)
  • #1 – EAT MORE FOOD + The strategies you can implement TODAY to gain size the RIGHT way. (10:43)
  • #2 – HAVE THE PROPER WORKOUT ROUTINE + The concept of leaving ‘two in the tank’. (19:27)
  • #3 – PROPER SLEEP AS A TOOL TO GAIN MUSCLE. (39:55)
  • The importance of tracking your ‘volume of training’ to avoid plateaus. (46:11)
  • Why you MUST be consistent and NOT get discouraged by the scale. (51:32)
  • Don’t get stuck in a particular rep range. (54:13)

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Aug 7, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the pros and cons of a powerlifting type approach to training vs a bodybuilder type approach to training,  the pros and cons of ab machines, when and how often you should do a deload week, and whether sore or painful hip flexors are a sign of a mobility lapse or of overuse.

  • How Sal used the full-spectrum hemp oil from NED to relax his body and mind after long days with the family at Disneyland/Universal Studios. (5:30)
  • Updates on ‘Dad’ life with Adam. (18:40)
  • California limits full-contact practices for youth football. How sports are physical and we cannot make everything safe. (26:21)
  • Video games and activity with our youth: Connecting the dots for themselves when it comes to screen usage, eye strain, and sleep. (32:06)
  • Tool is NOW on Spotify and Justin/Adam are excited about it! (38:07)
  • Can our grandparent's past trauma be passed on to their children and grandchildren?? (42:56)
  • #Quah questions #1 – What are the pros and cons to a powerlifting type approach to training to a bodybuilder type approach to training? (46:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the pros and cons of ab machines? Would they have any benefit due to the resistance you can add or no real benefit because they’re a machine that cannot fit everyone's body? (1:00:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you recommend for a deload week and how often should you do one? (1:04:53)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are sore or painful hip flexors a sign of a mobility lapse or of overuse? What exercises would you recommend to ameliorate? (1:11:19)

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Aug 5, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Laurie King, blogger, nutrition coach and soon to be podcaster.

  • The MASSIVE responsibility of being a parent, how your words become a child's inner voice, the coddling of the human mind & MORE. (3:48)
  • What drove her into fitness? (13:37)
  • How CrossFit was a natural replacement for her addictive personality. (16:00)
  • Her journey coming off hormonal birth control and what came from it. (19:21)
  • Her coaching style and why she may not be everyone’s cup of tea. (29:25)
  • The importance of finding the RIGHT doctor for you. (35:00)
  • What are some common signs that you may be doing too much? (37:49)
  • Her take on supplementing with bioidentical hormones to make yourself feel better? (40:19)
  • Practices she implements to reduce stress. (42:54)
  • What percentage of her clientele does CrossFit? Why most of us aren’t doing what we SHOULD be doing. (46:44)
  • How putting her body in a ‘dumpster bucket’ has made her a better coach. (53:27)
  • The important conversation of naturally balancing your hormones vs. going the medical route to achieve your best quality of life. (1:00:40)
  • Why women and men should NOT eat and train the same. (1:13:57)
  • What are some strategies and techniques to modify ‘unhealthy’ behaviors? (1:22:30)
  • The concept of acceptance. (1:30:57)
  • How everything is interconnected and education always wins. (1:39:50)
  • Understanding when to leave things in professional's hands: Test, don’t guess. (1:45:00)
  • What is in the future for LCK? (1:52:09)

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Aug 3, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about eating late at night and weight gain, favorite lateral and rotational exercises, the importance of back extensions for developing a balanced core, and obesity as a disability. 

  • Who out of the Mind Pump crew does the least number of dishes? The proper way to clean, put them away & MORE. (4:46)
  • Why celebrities are the worst at virtue signaling. How over 114 private jets were scheduled to arrive at Google’s Summit on climate change! (14:45)
  • Mind Pump’s Biggest Giveaway EVER!! Up to $2000 value! Visit their Instagram page Friday 8/2 for the details. (18:02)
  • The value of Joovv red light therapy to help improve Infant jaundice, skin, hair loss & MORE.  (19:45)
  • The maker of popular selfie app Facetune just landed $135 million at a unicorn valuation. (26:27)
  • The next big thing in toy design for this new ‘Instagram’ era. (29:50)
  • Over 1 in 4 delivery drivers confess to having tried your food, study claims. (34:40)
  • Why these social media mastermind groups MUST STOP! Will this bubble ever burst or simply evolve and grow? (38:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – Thoughts on eating late at night in terms of weight gain? Should you avoid eating after a certain time before you sleep? Especially if you work out in the morning? (46:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your favorite lateral and rotational exercises? What are the benefits? (53:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – When developing the core, how much importance is attributed to doing back extensions? When I first joined a gym one trainer pointed out we should equally train back extensions with regular sit-ups to develop a balanced core. Also, what is the importance of proper breathing to developing the core? (1:03:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – Thoughts on obesity as a disability article? (1:11:26)

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Aug 2, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about specializing in a specific type of training, the benefits and detriments of dropping weight each set, adding weight each set or using the same weight for all sets, how to "treat" kids with food, and steps for recovery after going too hard in a workout.

  • Mind Pump Recommends the Jordan Harbinger Show Deep Dive: What to do when your purpose starts to suck. (4:43)
  • Is there a market for ‘party’ drugs? (6:55)
  • What supplements do the guys use on a consistent basis? (9:15)
  • Why giving up meat won’t have much effect on the environment. The importance of looking at the WHOLE picture. (13:17)
  • New research casts doubt on the safety of the world’s most popular artificial sweetener. (19:24)
  • The binging of social media and would Government involvement be beneficial? (24:55)
  • Why there will always be someone taking advantage of the system + the value of higher education. (28:40)
  • Is mobility on the horizon for Sal?? (38:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – Did any of you have a desire to specialize in a certain kind of training? And if so, how did your careers change when most people seem to want to lose weight and gain muscle? (49:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits or detriments of dropping weight each set, adding weight each set or using the same weight for all sets? (59:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you guys approach treating your kids with food or do you do it at all? For example, going out for ice cream after a game or on a trip? How do you still communicate good food relationships and not risk developing poor habits? (1:04:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are each of your steps for recovery after going too hard in a workout? (1:11:19)

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Aug 1, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the debate among fitness experts regarding the importance of mobility and go over seven foundational movements that every human should be able to perform.

  • Mind Pump here to blur the lines and separate the two camps: Strength side vs. Mobility side. (2:46)
  • Why the human race would benefit from GOOD functioning patterns. (7:55)
  • Why mobility work is so important in unlocking the skills to achieve foundational movements. (11:51)
  • The 7 functional human movement patterns you SHOULD be able to do to MAXIMIZE your quality of life. (18:10)
  • Why mobility is so effective? More important rather than just doing the basic exercises? (24:20)
  • How your body is an adaptation machine: If you don’t practice a skill, you lose it! (30:10)
  • How mobility is a balance between flexibility, strength, stability and recruitment patterns. (38:22)
  • The benefits of full ranges of motion to build a better functioning body. (43:00)
  • Why going extreme on either side is unhealthy and gets you nowhere. (44:50)
  • Why the AVERAGE person can benefit from both sides of training. (50:28)

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Jul 31, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why people can leg press a much higher weight than they can barbell squat, whether poor food choices slow down the amount of muscle you build, how getting older affects progress in the gym, and whether there is any validity to “health at any size.”

  • The GAME-CHANGING benefits of the ChiliPad ‘Ooler’. (4:49)
  • How Justin enjoyed the ‘comedy’ of the Twilight series. (11:50)
  • Recapping the Mind Pump Live event in Seattle, WA. (14:28)
  • Anti-manspreading chair designer receives 'backlash'. How memes are today’s political cartoons. (23:18)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Great Hack’ on Netflix. How people are NOT that hard to manipulate. (26:27)
  • How the times have truly changed... Teen 'Fortnite' champion won more than Tiger Woods at the Masters. (38:47)
  • What is good leadership all about? (42:44)
  • Mind Pump sends their deepest condolences and prayers to all affected by the Gilroy Garlic Festival tragedy. (44:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why can I leg press a much higher weight than they can barbell squat? (46:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do poor food choices slow down the amount of muscle you build for the hard gainer? Or does it not really matter as long as you hit your surplus calories? (55:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you are over 40 years old and train, you get better and stronger but are still getting older. How does getting older affect your progress in getting fitter? (1:05:17)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on the whole body positive, fat acceptance movement? Do you believe it’s a step in the right direction for self-acceptance or is it normalizing eating disorders and obesity? Do you believe there is any validity to “health at any size”? (1:12:08)

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Jul 29, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss how you can build an impressive body even if you don't have access to a gym, barbells or dumbbells.

  • Busting the common myth that you can’t build a great physique without access to a lot of equipment. (1:49)
  • How to scale exercises to keep you in those challenging rep ranges. (10:05)
  • The importance of correctional movements to progress and prevent injuries. (14:43)
  • The significance of the AMP sessions. (19:26)
  • The difficulty of working out at home without equipment. (23:00)
  • The KEY equipment needed for MAPS Anywhere + the importance of injury prevention. (24:50)
  • The biggest barriers from keeping people from working out consistently. (29:42)
  • The value of adding MAPS Anywhere to your current training routine. (33:40)
  • Breaking down all aspects of MAPS Anywhere. (38:30)
  • Don’t let the fact that you travel a lot or have limited access to a gym from preventing you from reaching your fitness goals. (42:15)
  • What exercises SHOULD you include in your routine if working out from home or on the road? (43:30)

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Jul 27, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best substitutes for deadlifts and squats for someone with severe lower back problems, using a landmine press rather than an overhead press when dealing with shoulder issues, uneven activation of muscle groups, and if it is necessary to be in good shape before becoming a trainer.

  • If you were wondering why there was a dip in energy at Mind Pump HQ, have no fear they are stocked back up of Organifi Pure. (3:32)
  • Solo ‘cholo’: Justin shares his experiences while his family is out of town. (4:42)
  • Kids being little shits. (12:43)
  • How humans have evolved to be fat. (14:35)
  •  Jeremy Buendia in HOT water. The important lesson of separating the person from what they do for a living. (15:24)
  • How the conspiracies involving Jeffrey Epstein are coming to life! (24:22)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Loudest Voice’ on Showtime. How politics are NASTY. (28:38)
  • Mind Pump Live: Presented by Skinny Dipped continues on to Seattle. (32:12)
  • The story behind how this man has survived eating only pizza for 25 years. How this highlights the aspects of human complexity. (34:10)
  • Who’s excited for Super Size Me 2??!! (39:17)
  • Sal tries Chick-fil-A for the first time! What’s the consensus? (41:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best substitutes for deadlifts and squats for someone with severe lower back problems? (44:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on using a landmine press rather than an overhead press when dealing with shoulder issues? (54:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you address an uneven activation of muscle groups? For example, my right lat is activating more fully than my left during some pulling exercises. How do you catch the weaker side up while avoiding perpetuating the issue? (1:02:23)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you think you have to be in good shape before you become a trainer? (1:08:55)

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Jul 26, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the importance of being in a parasympathetic state for maximal muscle building, whether the online training market is saturated, what causes the mental crash people get post competition, and the next Mind Pump Crew challenge .

  • Mind Pump Recommends the Jordan Harbinger Show with Howie Mandel. (3:55)
  • Adam has a case of the ‘dad brain’. (5:33)
  • How Maximus has a better shoe collection than most. (6:44)
  • Butcher Box’s CRAZY Summer “burger patties” promotion. Get it while it lasts! (9:45)
  • Do you like orgasms? Why having persistent genital arousal disorder may have you thinking otherwise. (12:00)
  • How will Snapchat monetize its Gen Z users? (16:16)
  • Why there is no such thing as BAD publicity. Macy's pulls product after complaints of body shaming. (18:30)
  • How many times can they re-brand and make Yoga cool?? Enter ‘Rage Yoga’. (22:25)
  • What are the most valuable sports franchises? (27:42)
  • A new way to shut down cancer cells' ability to consume glucose: study. Why fasting MAY be more effective than going ‘keto’. (32:48)
  • Mind Pump’s thoughts on 5G. (38:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – How important is it to be in a parasympathetic state during the day other than your workout for maximal muscle building? (44:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is online training worth getting into at this time or is it saturated? (53:18)
  • #Quah question #3 - What causes the mental crash people get post-competition? What are the ways to cope with it? (1:00:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are you guys going to do another challenge with the Mind Pump Crew? (1:07:40)

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Jul 25, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin address the controversy they stirred up on a recent Quah about Beachbody and go into greater depth about what they feel is the good, bad and ugly with respect to their programs. 

  • Mind Pump ruffling feathers for the sake of integrity & transparency. (2:20)
  • Why is Beachbody a household name? What are they doing RIGHT? (5:35)
  • Beachbody = Processed Food of Health. (12:50)
  • How the value of their workouts is based on YOUR experience level. (16:30)
  • The raw truth review of Body Beast. (20:00)
  • The raw truth review of P90X and Insanity. (23:25)
  • How the average person places the value of their work out on the calories burned. (26:40)
  • Why is multi-level marketing (MLM) so easy to pray on when it comes to the fitness space? (28:38)
  • How Mind Pump is DIFFERENT from Beachbody when it comes to their marketing strategy. (34:50)
  • The steps to achieve LONG TERM successful results. (36:21)
  • Why Beachbody programs are NOTHING to be excited about. How Mind Pump WILL WIN. (44:21)

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Jul 24, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether foam rolling actually helps or is a short-term solution, training and nutrition for combat sports such as boxing and MMA, whether people who want to lead other people must first develop themselves as a leader or learn to be a team player, and how they would train their co-hosts.

  • The value of the OTHER cannabinoids of the cannabis planet + the reason why companies like NED are so beneficial. (5:03)
  • Mind Pump Live event recap from Denver. (14:30)
  • Vuori is CRUSHING! (23:25)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Revolution Health Radio: A New Understanding of SIBO and IBS, with Mark Pimentel. (25:39)
  • South Park, Crank Yankers, Jerky Boys and their importance to media. (29:57)
  • Pampers gets into the ‘wearables’ market. (34:48)
  • Updates on the life of Baby Maximus. (36:57)
  • How companies are CASHING IN on the viral trends. (40:43)
  • 'Avengers: Endgame' passes 'Avatar' to become the highest-grossing film ever + how Disney is taking over the world! (42:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does foam rolling actually help or is it more of a short-term solution? How about the vibrating foam roller? (45:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you approach your training and nutrition for combat sports such as boxing or MMA? (57:09)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should an individual who wants to lead other people first develop themselves as a leader or learn to be a team player first? (1:07:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – If one of the other guys put you in complete charge of their programming for 12 weeks, how would that look? You get to pick their goals. (1:18:30)

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Jul 22, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the 21 Commandments of gym etiquette, what thou shall and shall not do to be a good gym citizen.

  • Teaching proper gym etiquette: The 21 Gym Commandments everyone NEEDS to follow. (1:42)
  • #1 – Bring a towel! (2:56)
  • #2 – Wear deodorant. (6:44)
  • #3 – Hand dryers are for hands ONLY! (9:37)
  • #4 – The order you put your clothes on. (12:06)
  • #5 – Put your weights away. (13:30)
  • #6 – Don’t be that person who shaves in the jacuzzi. (19:47)
  • #7 – Proper pool etiquette. (21:15)
  • #8 –Don’t do karate between sets. (22:23)
  • #9 – Taking up all the equipment for yourself. (24:40)
  • #10 – Doing curls/rows directly in front of the dumbbell rack. (26:10)
  • #11 – Don’t drop your weights. (28:18)
  • #12 – Misusing the intent of the gym equipment. (31:12) 
  • #13 – Please no texting or reading on the equipment. (34:00)
  • #14 – Men stop wearing spandex. (35:21)
  • #15 – When to let people ‘work in’. (35:57)
  • #16 – Couples “working out” together. (39:27)
  • #17 – Teaching trainers how to spot properly. (40:20)
  • #18 – Please wear underwear if you are wearing short shorts. (41:50)
  • #19 – The proper attire for women. (42:50)
  • #20 – Please don’t ‘jerk off’ in the shower. (47:11)
  • #21 –The shower is NOT the bathroom. (47:39)

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Jul 20, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about activating muscles by flexing them before compound lifts, the difference in stimuli, physically and cognitively, between open chain and closed chain exercises, if it is normal for joints to hurt after lifting, and Peloton and other streaming at-home workouts.

  • How having kids tends to change your perspective on the relationship with your family, disciplining your kids & MORE. (3:52)
  • Four Sigmatic Special Coffee Offer for Mind Pump listeners!! (15:50)
  • The importance of adjusting intensity: How the USWNT used innovative period tracking to help player performance at the World Cup. (17:23)
  • Conspiracy Theory Hour: US Government weaponized ticks and other insects, Lyme disease on Plum Island & MORE. (22:54)
  • The guilty till proven innocent era we currently live in...' Mr. Olympia' Shawn Rhoden charged with rape, eligibility revoked. (29:58)
  • Shame on us! Is the trending FaceApp a massive security risk??!! (33:07)
  • Jeffrey Epstein and the utility of fake billions. (36:00)
  • Competition is heating up in streaming land! Netflix numbers declining, the future of streaming platforms & MORE. (37:47)
  • Things are getting out of control! ‘Manholes’ to become ‘Maintenance Holes’ in Berkeley, CA. (44:57)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you activate a muscle by flexing it before compound lifts? (46:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you expand on the difference in stimuli, physically and cognitively, between open chain and closed chain exercises? What are the pros and cons of each and should you stick to one or the other during a workout? (53:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – It is normal for all my joints to hurt after I lift? I know there should be inflammation with my muscles and possibly my joints, but I feel it mainly in my joints the day after. Specifically, my knees and shoulders. Could it be due to years of running track as a teen? (1:02:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on Peloton and other streaming at-home workouts? How long before VR compatible treadmills and rowers? (1:07:21)

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Jul 19, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to maintain single-digit body fat year-round without tanking metabolism and throwing hormones out of whack, exercises to include in a full-body workout with the landmine, the best way for a hard gainer to break plateaus and gain lean mass, and their lowest moments in the fitness industry.

  • Mind Pump recommends The Jordan Harbinger Podcast with Matthew Schrier. (4:52)
  • Sal gets the PERFECT gift for Adam with a bilingual twist... (6:18)
  • It’s like opening a present! Justin shares the story of his emergency root canal surgery + the benefits of protein powders in a pinch from Organifi. (8:16)
  • A substance found in spinach should be banned for athletes, according to new research. (16:26)
  • Is nanotechnology the next big breakthrough to revolutionize medicine and human biology? (25:45)
  • Justin and family see Great White Sharks in their own backyard + the most dangerous animals in nature. (29:48)
  • In more terrifying news... A super fungus that kills nearly half its victims in 90 days has spread globally. (37:17)
  • Nike making golf cool again. (39:05)
  • How the FaceApp has infiltrated Mind Pump HQ + how old people date. (44:05)
  • How Sal has convinced his dad to go the grass-fed meat route + the latest promotion from Butcher Box. (47:27)
  • Is free will just an illusion?? Are we in control of our own destiny? (50:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is it possible to naturally maintain single-digit body fat year-round without tanking your metabolism and throwing your hormones out of whack? (54:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – The landmine seems to be a versatile piece of equipment. What exercises would you include to design a full-body workout with a landmine? (1:07:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the best way for a hard gainer to not only break plateaus but gain lean mass? (1:14:53)
  • #Quah question #4 – We have heard of some of your highest moments as trainers and how you have impacted so many people. Could you share some of your lowest moments? Maybe one that almost had you walk away from the industry altogether? (1:22:07)

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Jul 18, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin expose seven lies the fitness industry continues to tell women.

  • How there are certain things that should DIE in the fitness industry: The 7 deadly fitness lies that are sold to women. (2:27)
  • Lie #1 – That heavy weights build ‘bulky’ bodies and light weights/high reps build ‘toned’ bodies. (5:30)
  • Lie #2 – That women SHOULDN’T eat or bulk in a calorie surplus. (16:00)
  • Lie #3 – That women NEED to train differently than men. (20:34)
  • Lie #4 – How these fitness classes PROMISE to change the shape of your muscle in a certain way. (30:26)
  • Lie # 5 – That doing heavy deadlifts/squats will give women a BIG waist. (38:58)
  • Lie # 6 – That women need to GET OVER the scale and their size. (44:00)
  • Lie # 7 – How supplements are marketed to women. (47:50)

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Jul 17, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether to add activity or decrease calories to preserve the most muscle when in a deficit, the benefits or hype surrounding essential amino acid supplements, how to combat the feeling of hypocrisy when enjoying food or drinks that aren’t normally in the routine, and how to add value to a potential client.

  • The Bottle Cap Challenge craze! What is the best one so far? (6:21)
  • The messed-up things kids do to one another. (10:57)
  • Drumroll, please!! The winner of the PRx Performance Giveaway is... (15:14)
  • Sal FINALLY gets his ChiliPad + Adam shares his tips for optimal use. (17:42)
  • Recapping the latest Mind Pump Live event in San Francisco. (21:56)
  • Adam’s ‘baby hacks’ for new parents + being practical when it comes to gifts.  (31:23)
  • Is ‘digital clothing’ the next wave in the future of fashion? (45:00)
  • A sign of the end of times... KFC introduces its Chicken ‘Cheetos’ Sandwich. (47:04)
  • #Quah question #1 – All other factors considered equal, is it better to add an activity or decrease calories to preserve the most muscle when in a deficit? (49:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – You guys have talked a lot about BCAA’s and how they are not useful for most people, but what are your thoughts on EAA’s (essential amino acid) supplements? Any benefit or just another bullshit product? (56:25)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do you combat the feeling of hypocrisy when enjoying food or drinks that aren’t normally in the routine? I like to stay dialed in, but also allow myself some freedom and sometimes I feel guilty for overindulging. (1:03:50)
  • #Quah question #4 - How did you add value to a potential client, by taking them through the prime test or explaining the plan? (1:16:25)

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