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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 14, 2019

Interview Nir Eyal 

  • Making the case why technology is NOT irresistible. (3:08)
  • What is the definition of distraction and traction? (7:55)
  • Why do we do anything? Understanding the nature of human emotion. (9:06)
  • Technology is the tool: It’s all about how we USE IT. (11:07)
  • The technique of using tech against tech: #1 - Social antibodies. (19:50)
  • Making time for traction: Technique #2. (24:44)
  • Hacking back the external triggers: Technique #3. (26:29)
  • Preventing distraction with packs: Technique #4. (27:19)
  • The 3 concepts of social competence and wellbeing when it comes to our children. (28:37)
  • What are some things he agrees with his fellow researchers and what do they disagree on? (35:27)
  • Understanding what your values are and turning those into time. (38:50)
  • What’s the role of dopamine in the brain? (40:05)
  • How technology can be ADDICTIVE, but not affect everyone: The nature of addiction. (41:50)
  • What is his take on the future of technology? (46:10)
  • Why ‘filter bubbles’ is nothing new. (53:03)
  • The importance of having a conversation rather than fear-mongering. (56:56)

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Oct 12, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether sauna use right after a workout is a good idea, how to improve a weak bench press, the best approach to reverse dieting, and whether it is appropriate to develop a training business outside of the club that is currently providing you with leads and clients.

  • Why do people wear those face masks? (4:12)
  • People have weird fetishes. (6:40)
  • What is the Mind Pump Private Forum and what kind of questions are asked in there? (10:20)
  • A great example of why we don’t want all our power with one company: The new normal of PG&E. (12:29)
  • The ultimate flex! Mind Pump raves about their new Infrared Sauna partner. (19:36)
  • Do the guys have PR goals they would like to reach? (25:00)
  • Do we want scientists messing with genetically engineered babies?! (29:05)
  • MIIR x Mind Pump mules. (31:20)
  • Justin is the Moscow Mule King. (34:02)
  • Owning a dog can SAVE YOUR LIFE! (35:36)
  • The first evidence of the human race storing food. (37:57)
  • #Quah question #1 – I know you guys previously said that jumping in the sauna right after a workout isn't the best thing, but if time is limited isn't it better to do it before or after a workout than not at all? (41:11)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm really weak at the bench press and can’t seem to gain strength. I have checked and re-checked my form, but have found no issues. What should I do next? (49:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – You guys always talk about reverse dieting. What exactly is it and what would be the best approach? (56:47)
  • #Quah question #4 - If you are employed by a gym that provides you with leads and clients, is it inappropriate to also develop your training business outside of the club? Not everyone who wants to train with me wants to pay for the gym's membership. (1:02:51)

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Oct 11, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about if quad dominance is a real thing and if so, how to overcome it, when carbs are helpful even though they are not essential, their favorite Mind Pump Live event, and how close of a relationship you can develop with a client before you cross the line.

  • Adam’s lack of sleep, and challenges he has been facing and what he has been doing to combat that. (4:55)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Joker’. (10:55)
  • How there are companies in business that provide unique services. (16:00)
  • Are testosterone levels seasonal? (18:12)
  • The Mind Pump staff all have their own sense of humor. (23:15)
  • Has people's perception changed since being able to watch the guys podcast on YouTube? (25:51)
  • Are there heavy metals in my protein powder? (27:52)
  • Justin’s most brilliant idea EVER! (30:48)
  • #Quah question #1 – So many women are saying they are quad dominant. Is this a real thing or are women just wanting to improve their glutes? (35:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – You mentioned how carbs aren’t essential, but where do you find them to be helpful? (48:05)
  • #Quah question #3 - What has been each of your favorite live events so far? Are there more in the future and where do you see them going? (54:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the line concerning your relationship with your clients? How close do you think you can get to them before it gets crossed? (1:05:08)

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Oct 10, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the challenges of aging and the best form of exercise to combat them.

  • The growing movement of anti-aging/longevity. (2:50)
  • Why being alive is not just about dying. (5:21)
  • At what point is ‘biohacking’ not improving your quality of life? (8:10)
  • Could doctors tell when people are getting ready to go? (10:20)
  • Why exercise benefits your life in MORE ways than just your health. (14:25)
  • What defines a positive quality of life? (16:35)
  • The loss of mobility and potential side effects from lack of movement. (24:10)
  • The Resistance Training Revolution: The issues that are the result of modern life and how resistance training is the BEST prescription. (34:00)
  • How most deaths link back to obesity. (45:30)
  • What is the BEST form of exercise to tackle obesity LONG TERM? (46:35)
  • Why Mind Pump is NOT anti-cardio, but PRO longevity. (52:50)

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Oct 9, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about integrating cluster sets into MAPS, SARMS, staying healthy during long road trips, and coping mechanisms when dealing with anxiety.

  • How genetics play a larger role than we think when it comes to our physique. Our perception of normal and how your average becomes an average of what you see. (4:35)
  • Adam’s new deep freezer, learning the cadence of his subscriptions like Butcher Box & the difference of quality of grass-fed meat. (22:03)
  • Mind Pump talks about food and #MindPumpKitchen. (27:08) 
  • How Ned is the leader of full-spectrum hemp products + the launch of their new women’s line. (28:36)
  • The guys discuss the latest Joe Rogan podcast on UFOs/aliens and share their own conspiracy theories. (33:23)
  • Mind Pump Science Hour: Asteroids passing by the earth this week, scientists engineering bacterium that poops out huge amounts of psilocybin & MORE. (40:40)
  • How China molds and controls its population. (44:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on cluster sets and how would you integrate them into MAPS? (46:41) 
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on SARMS? (55:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you guys stay healthy during long road trips? Do you meal prep or get food on the road? (1:04:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you ever dealt with major anxiety and if so, what have been some of your best coping mechanisms? (1:15:45)

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Oct 7, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with 4x world champion obstacle course racer Amelia Boone who goes into detail about her 20-year struggle with Anorexia and how she is taking control of this long-term challenge.

  • Her internal struggle with food and timeline leading up to her entering an eating disorder treatment center. (3:30)
  • Why it is so prevalent to talk about your relationship with food. (8:34)
  • How she feels brought to life by a challenge and the triggers that came from it. (9:42)
  • The value of unpacking bad behaviors. (12:32)
  • How the internal intrinsic motivations/characteristics that make you excel in so many areas of your life are also the ones that can drive you into mental health disorders. (14:12)
  • What did the process of treatment look like for her? (17:32)
  • Why she chose the treatment program she did and what was the most difficult part about it? (22:57)
  • Were there common things she found that was the underlying issue of the disorder? (28:25)
  • Her advice to parents regarding their own children. (30:18)
  • What has she incorporated into her life since being out of the treatment center? (32:25)
  • Did she share her story to inspire others? (33:45)
  • Does she feel more like herself since going through this process? (36:38)
  • Why no two eating disorders look the same: The importance of NOT making foods off-limits. (41:08)
  • How has she managed her nutrient/hormone levels through this process? (43:47)
  • Making friends with your feelings. (46:22)
  • What has the feedback been from her audience? (48:19)
  • Why we don’t recommend diets, we discuss them. (51:05)
  • How having GOOD relationships is GOOD for your health and wellbeing. (54:05)
  • Why we need a cultural shift around the weight stigma and the feeling of being hungry. (58:08)
  • What foods make her happy now? (1:02:15)
  • What does her current training look like? (1:04:30)

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Oct 5, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the barbell hip thrust, the optimal heart rate before performing the next set, The Rock’s cheat meals, and favorite pre and post-workout meals.

  • Want to see the ‘handsome-ish’ gentlemen behind the mics check out the podcasts on YouTube. (3:20)
  • You can’t FAKE authenticity. (6:30)
  • The benefits of turmeric/curcumin to raise testosterone that can be found in Organifi’s Gold Juice. (15:43)
  • Do testosterone boosters work for women? (17:36)
  • The results from Sal’s online ADHD test. How forgetful are the guys?? (20:52)
  • Updates on #DadLife from Adam: Learning to be OK with his level of fitness, the value in asking for help & MORE. (27:24)
  • A new study is showing chimps are able to think about what we are thinking about. (38:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – Thoughts about the barbell hip thrust? Does it have any benefits besides the aesthetic of a larger butt? (43:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there an optimal heart rate to perform your next set in order to maximize muscle growth? (50:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you talk about The Rock’s cheat meals? Is this message harmless or harmful to the fitness community? (54:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your favorite pre and post-workout meals? (1:00:39)

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Oct 4, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about lifts that help improve the bench, squat and deadlift, the benefit of including power cleans, push presses, high pulls, clean pulls, Pendlay rows, and more into workouts for muscle and strength gains, the danger of injury when working out in freezing temperatures, and private school vs public school.

  • How there is an ideal temperature for the best sleep quality. The game-changing benefits of the ChiliPad. (7:08)
  • Old school technology facts brought to you by Sal Di Stefano. (10:30)
  • When Adam posts exercise videos the trolls come out. (14:00)
  • The importance of having an outlet to release your rage. (16:52)
  • How Skinny Dipped is destroying its competition. (19:06)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’ on Netflix. (20:43)
  • Fitness through the decades: The running revolution from the 70s/80s and how we are poised for a new fitness revolution. (25:56)
  • New viral fitness trends, the importance of community when working out, communicating the RIGHT way with your clients & MORE. (29:30)
  • How the RIGHT dose is the BEST dose when it comes to training. (37:16)
  • California will allow college athletes to profit from endorsements under a bill signed by Newsom. Mind Pump provides their first take. (44:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you guys talk about lifts that help improve the bench, squat, and deadlift? (52:19)
  • #Quah question #2 – Thoughts on an Olympic lifting inspired phase of training including things like power cleans, push presses, high pulls, clean pulls, Pendlay rows, etc. for muscle and strength gains? (1:04:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – I have a detached garage and I have turned it into a gym. I am in the northeast and the winters are rough, my garage has no heat. Are there any dangers, as far as injuries, when working out in freezing temperatures? (1:09:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – I would love to hear your point of view on private school vs public school? (1:16:06)

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Oct 3, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss how to build the triceps.

  • How the triceps are the defining characteristic of the arm. (2:38)
  • The anatomy of the triceps: The attachments, myths, function & MORE. (5:10)
  • The 4 MOST important things to FOCUS on when training your triceps. (13:18)
  • What rep ranges do the triceps respond to? (28:38)
  • How to incorporate BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) into your triceps routine. (29:21)
  • What is the ideal set count for the triceps for the week? Frequency of training? (31:23)
  • The SPECIFIC exercises that MUST be in your routine to build/sculpt your triceps. (33:15)
  • Mind Pump’s PHENOMENAL tricep building workouts: Exercises, rep ranges, sets & MORE. 
    • Sal’s workout. (40:21)
    • Adam’s workout. (42:21)
    • Justin’s workout. (44:05)

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Oct 2, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training around training around  a torn rotator cuff and AC joint sprain, fixing knee pain, how to handle hunger during a fast, and favorite types of gyms. 

  • The story behind Arnold’s illegitimate child. (5:58)
  • How the reishi mushroom has antihistamine properties that can aid with allergy/sinus issues. (12:52)
  • Recapping the Mind Pump Live Event with Mike Matthews. (17:30)
  • Adam hooks up Mike Matthews with Vuori Clothing. (21:56)
  • Sal reveals his blood test results. (23:18)
  • Justin and Courtney watch the Four Horsemen video from John Gottman and gain some great insight into their relationship. (28:22)
  • The benefits of supplementing with choline to improve cognitive performance + the demonization of meat by the vegan community. (31:52)
  • Adam and Maximus share an evening together. (38:27)
  • Sal recommends Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark + the guys talk Halloween costumes. (44:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – I'm dealing with a torn rotator cuff and AC joint sprain. How would you advise training around this injury? (50:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – I’ve been struggling with knee pain for years due to pronation distortion, what’s the best way to go about fixing this issue? I know I have posture problems, but don’t know where to start. (57:55)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do you guys handle hunger during a fast? (1:03:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your favorite types of gyms to go to and how does the experience differ? (1:07:05)

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Sep 30, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Andrew Tarvin all about humor and how to use it a work and beyond.

  • What was his first REAL job? (3:53)
  • The moment he knew he was onto something. (6:40)
  • Stand up with a message: How he became the ‘Corporate Humorist’ at work. (10:03)
  • How did his first stand up set go? (12:38)
  • “Operation Leave Corporate America” and the journey to his TEDx Talk viral moment.  (14:55)
  • The BIG differences between what is appropriate on a comedy stage compared to a corporate setting. (20:44)
  • Why his material is always ‘Rated Mom’. (24:18)
  • How does he monetize what he does for a living? (28:33)
  • Why do we find things funny? (29:43)
  • The skill of humor: The 3 components needed to learn TODAY. (34:14)
  • What did he learn from going on 96 first dates?? (44:18)
  • Do comedians play an important role in society? (54:34)
  • Memes: A structured way to help people create humor. (59:11)
  • Can he point out someone who studies the art of comedy? (1:05:03)
  • What are his top comedians? (1:07:23)
  • The concept of the ‘Peak/End’ principle, using humor to get a specific result and finding ways to love what you do. (1:09:00)
  • The misconception of happiness. (1:17:00)

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Sep 28, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about creating an efficient 30-minute workout when only training a client once a week, whether Intermittent Fasting is ever a good idea when wanting to lose weight, whether melatonin is a safe supplement to cycle on and off, and the “it” factor to be a personal trainer.

  • Mind Pump’s favorite cereals from their childhood. (4:25)
  • Adam visits the beach once again...Highlighting the need to get out of the city. (8:36)
  • The performance-enhancing effects of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) to burn body fat. (15:10)
  • The nutrient differences between grass-fed/grain-fed meat. (19:02)
  • What food do the guys find is bigger than their stomachs? (23:10)
  • The new Biggest Loser trainers, the connection to Mind Pump, would the guys have taken the job in their 20s & MORE. (26:45)
  • Hacking the system, the popularity and crazy world of the ‘Sugar Baby’ apps. (36:08)
  • FBI arrests man for bombing ex’s house with a drone. (42:01)
  • #Quah question #1 – How would you create an efficient 30-minute workout when training a client once a week? (44:58)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is Intermittent Fasting ever a good idea when wanting to lose weight? (52:26)
  • #Quah question #3 – If all other better ways to sleep result in no luck, is melatonin a safe supplement to cycle on and off? (1:00:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What would each of you say is the “it” factor to be a personal trainer? (1:08:01)

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Sep 27, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about celebrity workouts, whether carbs are essential for muscle building, if you should increase weight on an exercises even if form isn’t 100% with current weight, and their favorite part of being a dad.

  • It’s HOOOTTTT in San Jose and the guys are feeling it. (4:50)
  • Are the guys of Mind Pump big Halloween people?? (7:30)
  • How Sal tricked his daughter into getting sleepy using the Felix Gray glasses once the sun went down. (13:49)
  • How Sal is using Organifi red juice to boost his performance in the gym. (18:11)
  • Why Adam doesn’t want to feel like he needs to take anything to feel like himself. (22:15)
  • If you're trying to be authentic you are doing it wrong. (25:14)
  • Recapping the debate on artificial sweeteners with Sal and Layne Norton. (28:52)
  • The excitement over Airbnb potentially going public in 2020. (32:38)
  • Mattel launches new gender-neutral dolls. (35:42)
  • Mike Matthews x Mind Pump: The guys express their excitement over the live event this Friday. (37:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts about celebrity workouts like the ones claimed to get actors in superhero film ready in less than 3 months? Is it even possible to go from an average physique to that of Captain America or Starlord that quickly? Are steroids always involved? (41:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are carbs essential for muscle building or are they only necessary to fuel the workout? (51:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it a bad idea to increase your weight on exercises when your form isn’t 100% with your current weight? My squats have been plateaued forever because I feel I can’t get low enough at my current weight, but I know I won’t improve or get any stronger if I don’t progressively overload. (57:07)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's everyone’s favorite part of being a dad? (1:01:07)

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Sep 26, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin isolate the bicep, it's function, aesthetics and the best way to train it for maximum growth.

  • Why the bicep flex is the universal “check out my muscle”? (2:35)
  • The anatomy of the bicep. (7:44)
  • Why the bicep curl is the easiest exercise to do. (12:20)
  • Ways to train your biceps to respond faster. (14:30)
  • Game-changing moments that altered the way the guys trained their biceps. (16:54)
  • The importance of utilizing full range of motion when training your biceps. (31:25)
  • The proper dosage for bicep growth: The rep ranges, amount of sets & training frequency required. (33:36)
  • The value of BFR (blood flow restriction) training. (39:27)
  • Sal’s ultimate workout to grow your biceps: Exercises, rep ranges, sets, frequency & MORE. (43:02)
  • Adam’s ultimate workout to grow your biceps: Exercises, rep ranges, sets, frequency & MORE. (46:15)
  • Justin’s ‘functional’ workout to grow your biceps: Exercises, rep ranges, sets, frequency & MORE. (51:11)
  • The importance of trigger sessions on your off days. (54:15)

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Sep 25, 2019

n this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to measure body fat percentage, the best way to train a child in the gym, what is keeping trainers and coaches from seeing their clientele and business flourish, and the scariest experience they had when working in a gym.

  • How Sal and Adam are aging in dog years. (5:32)
  • Adam shares the results from his latest ‘Men’s Health’ test from Everly Well + Sal breaks the numbers down. (7:50)
  • Do dads really have sex? Adam opens up about his personal life. (16:15)
  • How testing can point you in the RIGHT direction and the benefits of at-home tests. (23:35)
  • Why Sal loves working out first thing in the morning. (26:12)
  • Apple’s next step in building their ecosystem, the Apple card. (27:53)
  • The guys speculate on the upcoming film featuring YouTube celebrities, Airplane Mode. (31:17)
  • Justin jets off to Virginia to shoot some exciting content + shares his hectic weekend. (34:03)
  • The biggest selling product ever?? (42:06)
  • The other lesser-known cannabinoids and their benefits to the body. (44:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the best way to measure body fat percentage? (49:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – My 9-year-old daughter wants to start working out with me in the gym. Do you recommend bands or free weight? (1:01:21)
  • #Quah question #3 – Now that you guys have met more and more coaches in the fitness industry, what do you feel is keeping them from seeing their clientele and business flourish? (1:08:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – What was the scariest experience you guys have had when working in the gym? How did you handle it and did it change you in any way? (1:21:22)

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Sep 23, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Dr. Jolene Brighten about what constitutes a normal and healthy menstrual cycle. If you are a woman or know one, this is a must-listen episode.

  • How coffee can heal the brain. She shares the time she got knocked out! (4:35)
  • Does she get into it with any other doctors because of her extensive knowledge? (7:35)
  • How does the menstrual cycle work? The 4 phases explained in detail. (12:03)
  • What should you feel during that pre-menstrual period? (19:40)
  • Why women must strive to keep their environment safe: How stress/diet affects the 4 phases of your cycle. (25:11)
  • The significance of balancing your circadian rhythm for overall women's health and fertility. (32:09)
  • Why food is information. (36:45)
  • The truth surrounding cholesterol and how it affects the menstrual cycle. (43:17)
  • Is acne a common symptom before your period?? (47:40)
  • How exercise can affect your hormones: The importance of tracking and mapping your cycle. (53:35)
  • The fears surrounding birth control. The importance of a team approach when it comes to medicine. (57:20)
  • Why there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to your body. (1:05:30)
  • If you don’t move your body, then you don’t move your intestines. Why you must move on a daily basis. (1:07:21)
  • What are the most important nutrients women should pay attention to? (1:11:57)
  • Her take on the rise of the veganism movement. (1:15:30)
  • Dr. Brighten, the farmer. (1:22:54)
  • Should choline be considered an essential nutrient? (1:28:22)

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Sep 21, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training arms every day to force them to grow,  the single exercise with the biggest corrective benefit for the general population, how to overcome the “I’ll just start tomorrow” mentality, and behind the scenes on making a podcast.

  • Game-changing inventions and the creators who are now forgotten. (5:21)
  • The origins of the word's ‘shit’ and ‘crap’. [9:15]
  • Why MIIR’s version of the ‘can koozie’ is a no-brainer purchase. [11:38]
  • Why not all planet based proteins are created equal. (13:56)
  • Will Danny be staying with Adam after his last visit? (16:44)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Murder Maps on Netflix & MORE. (18:42)
  • Sal’s daughter signs up for robotics like her big brother. (24:56)
  • Is it weird that Sal now has a high schooler?? The challenges he is now facing and how he has handled them. (26:43)
  • Instagram will restrict posts promoting weight-loss products or cosmetic surgery. (34:30)
  • Justin shares his ‘Uncle Rico’ almanac. (38:48)
  • Brain-controlled prosthetic hand to become reality. (42:56)
  • #Quah question #1 – I've seen many people claim that training arms every day will force them to grow. Some people even show good results. However, wouldn’t that be overtraining and send a signal to repair damage rather than build muscle? (44:51)
  • #Quah question #2 – What single exercise would each of you pick that would have the biggest corrective benefit for the general population? (52:34)
  • #Quah question #3 - How to overcome the “I’ll just start tomorrow” mentality when you have a bad moment or day? (58:36)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you give behind the scenes of making a podcast? (1:05:01)

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Sep 20, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best strategy to lose body fat and build muscle mass, the weight training that endurance athletes should focus on, the value of heart rate variability, and what to do if you are in a slump.

  • The random hour with Mind Pump. (4:45)
  • The challenges of gamifying fitness. (7:43)
  • The power of your brain and losing weight in the process?? Just ask a grandmaster chess player. (15:14)
  • Recapping Justin coaching his first flag football ‘jamboree’ with his kids. (21:35)
  • How using cordyceps can increase stamina and help with heat accumulation. (27:14)
  • Mind Pump reviews The Game Changers documentary. (30:18)
  • J.J. Abrams signs an exclusivity deal with WarnerMedia reportedly worth $250 million: Will the future of the streaming wars be a la carte? (40:17)
  • Sal goes Vuori shopping. (46:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the best strategy to lose body fat and build muscle mass? Focus on body fat reduction first or a combination of both which seems difficult with a caloric restriction or surplus? (48:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Would it be better for an endurance athlete to focus on heavy weights/low reps and even plyo’s or light weights/higher reps? (59:56)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you discuss your opinions on heart rate variability and new trends tailoring to HRV? Is it valuable or a waste of time? (1:06:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you ever been in a slump in the gym or in life? If so, how did you get out of it? (1:20:23)

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Sep 19, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss everything you need to know to build and shape an impressive chest (Plus a workout!).

 

  • The function of the pec and its insertion points explained. (3:10)
  • The volume and load recommendations to build an impressive chest. (13:38)
  • The importance of developing a strong back when learning the bench press. (22:53)
  • The significance of priming before you perform any chest exercise. (33:21)
  • The MUST do/MOST effective exercises to build your chest. 
  • Barbell Bench Press. (35:50)
  • Incline Bench Press. (39:30)
  • Dips. (45:15)
  • Chest Flys. (46:55)
  • The ULTIMATE chest workout brought to you by the guys of Mind Pump: Frequency, training volume, exercises & MORE. (49:30)
  • Sal. (52:45)
  • Adam. (54:06)
  • Justin. (56:05)

 

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Sep 18, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how and when should one use “cheat” reps, how to adapt workouts to fit a physical job, avoiding sex or masturbation at least 5 days before a competition to keep testosterone high, and whether regular chiropractic adjustments help with improving mobility.

 

  • Adam and family take an unplanned trip to their favorite spot. (6:06)
  • Sal and Jessica take a hike to the Pinnacles. (9:02)
  • Catrina outfitting her companies’ new gym space using PRx + the guys' favorite way to workout. (11:06)
  • Comparing the macro profile of regular almonds to Skinny Dipped almonds. (15:52)
  • Settling an old debate between Sal and Adam: What is the greatest cinematic picture of all time? (18:15)
  • Why do we focus so heavily on high cholesterol in medicine? (21:35)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Mind, Explained’ on Netflix. (28:45)

 

  • A white couple gives birth to an Asian daughter after alleged fertility clinic mix-up. (35:36)

 

  • #Quah question #1 – How and when should you use cheat reps? (39:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – I have a fairly high labored intensive job that involves a lot of bending and lifting in front of me. How should I adapt my workout to fit my activity? Should I focus on pressing movements to counter the pulling I do at work? Or should I just stick to a balanced routine? (46:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a collegiate track and field athlete one of my coaches told us not to have sex or masturbate at least 5 days before a competition, because it would keep our testosterone high which would help us perform better. Is there truth to this? (52:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on chiropractors? Do regular adjustments help with improving mobility? (56:32)

 

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Sep 16, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin interview Dan "Nitro" Clark of American Gladiators fame. TV Host, Life Coach, Speaker, Former American Gladiator, NFL Alumni.

  • What made a kid from ‘The OC’ come to San Jose? (3:15)
  • HIs introduction to steroids. (7:30)
  • How he found ways to become bigger, faster, stronger on the outside after a tragic event in his early life. (10:23)
  • Finding the beauty in your scars. (12:37)
  • ‘The beautiful dream’ of how he became “Nitro” on American Gladiators. (15:00)
  • Why you didn’t want to mess with the ‘Gladiator’ mafia. (21:45)
  • The pros and cons of celebrity. (23:40)
  • Why he is a HUGE proppant of therapy. (27:00)
  • How he had to constantly reinvent himself post ‘Gladiator’ fame. (30:55)
  • The BIG health scare that shattered the existence of who he was. (34:02)
  • Why he is always ‘rekindling’. (43:25)
  • The greatest challenge he has had as a father. (45:18)
  • What changes did he make to his diet post heart attack? (48:50)
  • Why with every setback there is a chance to comeback and rise. (54:54)
  • What inspired his pivot into the podcasting space? (57:56)
  • Craziest drug story? (59:20)
  • Why he is a HUGE believer in stem cell therapy. (1:01:21)
  • Mind Pump’s curiosity surrounding the ‘tennis-ball’ gun. (1:05:30)

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Sep 14, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about easy ways to spot a bad personal trainer, asking for a spot when you want to lift heavy, which of the 3 powerlifting lifts were the most difficult and easy, and how their fitness careers began.

  • Mind Pump’s newest partner, Caldera Labs, and the importance of what you put on your skin. (4:05)
  • Beauty products are NO JOKE! (11:00)
  • What’s the deal with people that buy old cop cars and taxi cabs?? (13:09)
  • Adam’s first ‘moment of panic’ with his son. How the ‘parent instinct’ is a REAL thing. (17:10)
  • The pros and cons of blue light exposure for athletic performance & MORE. (28:31)
  • The 7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence and self-esteem. (31:45)
  • The value and potential issues of due process. Why we should never choose safety for freedom. (37:07)
  • The scary accuracies of personality tests. (43:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are easy ways to spot a bad personal trainer? (45:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – For a woman who lifts alone, should you just ask some random dude to spot you when you want to lift heavy? Is it weird or creepy? (52:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – Of the three major powerlifting lifts, which one did you have to work the hardest on to get stronger and which one was the easiest? (1:01:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – I would love to hear how each of your careers in fitness began. (1:15:45)

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Sep 13, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best pre-workout for someone who has a caffeine tolerance, how to make the most of your rest time during a workout, what to do (or not do) when you get bored with training, and whether macros should change during a deload week.

  • A good old fashioned ‘pure’ push. The benefits of coffee berry extract that can be found in Organifi products. (4:24)
  • Have there been things that their kids have picked up from their own behaviors that have come to bite them in the ass?? (7:35)
  • Mind Pump on the ‘vape’ hysteria. (13:57)
  • A review of the new ‘Dennis Rodman: For Better or Worse’ documentary and how he has influenced and impacted Adam’s life. (19:32)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Pursuit’ on Netflix. (30:23)
  • Bill Burr crushing it in his new special, ‘Paper Tiger’. (34:17)
  • The differences between grass-fed vs. grain-fed and how Butcher Box aims to provide a better health profile. (36:02)
  • #Quah question #1 – What pre-workout do you take and what do you recommend for someone who has a caffeine intolerance? (44:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you make the best of your rest time during a workout? (53:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you do or not do when you get bored with training? (1:00:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should macros change during a deload week? (1:08:57)

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Sep 12, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin go into detail how to build amazing shoulders.

  • Shoulders: The MOST prized body part. (2:14)
  • Why do modern humans have such mobile shoulder joints? (3:31)
  • How whatever you don’t do, you don’t stay connected to: The importance of having a ‘functional’ shoulder girdle. (6:28)
  • Why are the shoulders such a ‘valued’ focal point for men and women? (18:56)
  • The different parts of the shoulder, what they are responsible for and what you may be neglecting. (20:38)
  • Why mobility is KEY to developing healthy/strong shoulders. (25:10)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite mobility exercises to build your range of motion. (30:31)
  • The ULTIMATE workout to build AMAZING shoulders: Exercises, rep ranges, frequency & MORE! (38:30)

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Sep 11, 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 relationship between strength and endurance, go-to exercises for working the serratus, whether drinking “naturally flavored” seltzer water or sparkling water is any better than drinking diet soda, and  the importance of having hobbies that aren’t fitness or health-related and where to start if you don’t have any.

  • Why if you don’t have the right QUALITY, it’s just red light on your skin. The health benefits of companies like Joovv and red light therapy. (7:11)
  • The importance of looking at things through the RIGHT lens. (13:30)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update:
    • Adam celebrates his 20-year high school reunion. (16:40)
    • Justin’s sweeping rodent issue continues... (30:33)
    • Sal and Jessica visit San Francisco. (32:32)
  • The wide-ranging effects of cannabinoids and how supplementing with full-spectrum hemp products like NED can provide important health benefits. (34:30)
  • Mexico’s proposed new drug laws: Why the drug war will fail. (40:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the relationship between strength and endurance? Are they inversely related? Would it be possible to train both? (45:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your go-to exercises for working the serratus? (52:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is drinking “naturally flavored” seltzer water or sparkling water any better than drinking diet soda? (59:04)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the importance of having hobbies that aren’t fitness or health-related and where to start if you don’t have any? (1:02:45)

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