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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 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 the best way to cycle between cutting and bulking, the unseen benefits of the farmer’s walk, powder-based meal replacement shakes, and maintaining a healthy relationship with money

  • Sal shares his love for ‘simple’ candy. (5:40)
  • The importance of staying hydrated and the value of having a ‘vessel’ (like the new MIIR flasks) to carry around with you. (11:32)
  • How blue light affects our sleep and health. (19:03)
  • Justin has a CRAZY rat problem and landed on the best solution... (30:07)
  • The future of war is here! US issues cyber-attack on Iran. (34:08)
  • Why are the guys so excited for September 10th?? (37:14)
  • Schools implementing ‘phone-free’ policies, phone addiction, distracted kids, how we consume information & MORE. (40:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – How to know when you are ready to start a cut? What is the best way to cycle between cutting and bulking? (48:44)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some unseen benefits of the farmers' walk? (58:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on powder-based meal replacement shakes and the meal replacement concept? (1:05:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – You talk about the importance of one’s relationship with food and exercise, how does one maintain one with money? (1:12:06)

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Aug 30, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether simple yoga at home a few times a week is a good mobility plan, how to adjust a client’s macros when they are consistently non-compliant, how to train clients who do not work out on their own, and professions they value but could never do.

  • Why Dave Chappelle may be the greatest comedian of our generation. (4:50)
  • Mind Pump addressing the controversy over Sal’s ‘vegan’ post. (6:34)
  • The rise of smartphone technology and its connection to anxiety & depression. (15:45)
  • How the ‘influencer’ bubble may have already burst. (18:11)
  • Silicon Valley's Chinese-style social credit system. (20:34)
  • The ‘Wikipedia’ platform for businesses: How ‘Owler’ is making waves and gaining Adam’s attention. (23:30)
  • The science behind why ‘white noise’ helps us sleep better. (25:52)
  • Is a nuclear-powered car in our future? (29:13)
  • Mind Pump’s take on remakes: Should we update the classics for this new generation or leave them alone? (34:08)
  • Disney taking on the ‘binging’ model and will release episodes weekly. (40:35)
  • The impact of having strong relationships on your health. (42:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is simple yoga at home a few times a week a good mobility plan? (45:58)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you adjust your client's macros when they are consistently non-compliant? (55:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you train clients who do not want to workout on their own? (1:03:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's a profession that you value highly but could never do? (1:09:32)

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Aug 29, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the benefits and pitfalls of veganism.

 

  • Is the vegan diet causing malnutrition in advanced nations? (3:50)
  • The history and origins of the vegan diet. (5:55)
  • The importance of NOT subscribing to a particular diet. (8:21)
  • Things to consider before going vegan. (11:13)
  • Who benefits from this influx of vegan propaganda? (16:15)
  • What’s BEST for the environment is what is BEST for ourselves. (21:37)
  • The health benefits of veganism. (25:15)
  • How these diets are popular due to the agricultural revolution. (30:40)
  • Why Mind Pump is focused on the 98%. (32:50)
  • How diets can become religious in nature. (37:15)
  • The unintended consequences of scare tactics by environmentalists. (42:00)
  • Do NOT push your agenda on everyone else + the importance of checking your ego at the door. (47:57)

 

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Aug 28, 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 Whole30, whether vegetables and fruits carry equal weight when it comes to nutritional necessity, how to best spend an hour with high school weightlifters, and whether microwaves are safe or not.

  • Adam bringing back more fashion trends. (7:06)
  • #MindPumpKitchen has officially launched!! (10:20)
  • Sal and Justin recap their evening out with Chris D'Elia. How comedy plays a LARGE role in society. (13:12)
  • Will TikTok be the next Instagram?? (20:18)
  • Sal is FINALLY able to help his son with his homework. (22:20)
  • The importance of cleaning out the junk/clutter from your life. (23:20)
  • 2515 Hasbro acquires famed rap label Death Row Records. (25:15)
  • The fallout hits Gillette hard after their ‘toxic masculinity’ ads. (26:30)
  • Mind Pump’s touches the ‘third-rail’ on the current ‘Amazon Fire’. (27:11)
  • KFC has now entered the ‘planet based’ market. When will the pendulum swing back? (33:04)
  • 10 things you must consider before becoming an Uber/Lyft driver + are you safer in one than a taxi? (40:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on the Whole30? Have you put a client on it? (46:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do vegetables and fruits carry equal weight when it comes to nutritional necessity? It seems like they are always lumped together. (54:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you had one hour with a high school gym class and a weight room, what would you do with them? (1:01:36)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you use microwaves? After diving into Paul Chek’s work, we can’t help but hesitate each time we use one. (1:06:55)

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Aug 26, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin break down what it takes to be a successful obstacle course racer and how to best train for a race.

  • The phenomena that is obstacle course racing (OCR): The history, origins, how it became popular, the value & MORE. (2:49)
  • How the struggle gives us meaning. (9:00)
  • What it takes to be a successful obstacle course racer. (13:30)
    • You MUST have endurance/stamina. (14:25)
    • The importance of having mental toughness/grit. (17:27)
    • How your grip connects you to everything else. (23:37)
    • The significance of practicing and strengthening your skills to build up your work capacity/durability. (28:43)
  • What does the ideal physique look like for an OCR athlete? (37:40)
  • How to program/train your body for an OCR. (40:36)
    • The importance of mobility. (43:19)
    • Building the foundation of strength. (45:07)
    • Using the running component to your benefit. (47:00) 
    • Create daily practices to toughen your body up. (49:30)
    • The value in testing yourself. (51:00)

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Aug 24, 2019

1104: How to Improve Grip Strength, Training After 40, the Importance of Getting Sweaty When Working Out & MORE

  • John Romano and Rich Gaspari invade Mind Pump HQ. (4:43)
  • How Mark Bell has won Adam over. (6:13)
  • Mind Pump gets a supplement offer from who??!! (7:35)
  • Is cocaine now legal in Mexico?? (15:35)
  • Virtue signaling at its finest when it comes to pollution and the environment. (19:33)
  • Is there a natural painkiller in your saliva?? (23:28)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Wayward Pines on Hulu and Mindhunter on Netflix. (27:27)
  • How Sal and his son are now bonding over his early childhood trauma of anime. (32:06)
  • Could cannabis be the key to curing pancreatic cancer? (34:31)
  • The evolution of Airbnb and the VRBO market. (37:27)
  • Too little, too late...Gillette shifts gears with their marketing strategy. (40:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you talk about the importance of grip strength training and how to improve grip? I find since my grip is weaker, it limits my deadlift and how long I can do heavy lunges. I don’t want to resort to wraps, but should I till I build a better grip? (43:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – How does your training change once you hit 40? Is it still possible to get into peak physical condition? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Since you started focusing more on health than aesthetics, how have your lives changed or improved? (1:03:24)
  • #Quah question #4 – Does getting sweaty mean you are getting good results? (1:12:10)

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Aug 23, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits or gains from conventional deadlifts vs sumo deadlifts, as well as high bar squats vs low bar squats, whether 3-5 minutes of rest is necessary for strength, the use of artificial colors and flavors in food and supplements and their bucket list items.

  • The massive infusion of investor capital by Vuori. The importance of laying down the foundation. [4:18]
  • Paul Chek has partnered with Organifi! (8:03)
  • How we almost lost Justin this past weekend in Tahoe. (10:53)
  • Why is Adam sleeping on the couch? (15:07)
  • The importance of documenting the early stages of your child’s life to retain memories. (18:40)
  • The value and potential future of boutique fitness studios. How fitness is a ‘fad’ driven business. [23:18]
  • Keanu Reeves is HOT!! Matrix 4 has been confirmed!! (38:47)
  • Is there a changing of the guard? Apple + is investing $6B in original content. The guys speculate on the future of streaming and the various platforms. (42:10)
  • #Quah question #1 - Do you get the same benefits or gains from conventional deadlifts and sumo deadlifts? And the same question for high bar squats and low bar squats? (51:42)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is 3-5 minutes of rest really necessary for strength? I feel it’s too long. I feel recovered around the 1:30-2 minute mark. (1:00:17)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are your guy's thoughts on the use of artificial colors and flavors in food and supplements (1:07:35)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are some of your bucket list items? (1:17:45)

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Aug 22, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin compile a list of the top 3 or 4 exercises for every body part.

  • What adaptation do you desire? The hierarchy of exercises for each major body part, the rules to determine them, falling into the ‘boredom’ trap & MORE. (1:58)
  • The MOST effective GENERAL exercises for developing strength, function, and aesthetics for each major body part. (14:20)
  • #1 – The Chest. (15:02)
  • #2 – The Back. (24:49)
  • #3 – The Shoulders. (36:50)
  • #4 – The Traps. (44:30)
  • #5 – The “show” muscle, aka Biceps. (47:32)
  • #6 – The Triceps. (52:42)
  • #7 – The Glutes. (56:17)
  • #8 – The Quads. (1:01:07)
  • #9 – The Hamstrings. (1:05:53)
  • #10 – The Calves. (1:09:27)
  • #11 – The Abs. (1:11:34)

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Aug 21, 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 favorite row variations for strength and hypertrophy, characteristics or qualities that separate people who adhere to their fitness goals and health behaviors compared to those who don’t, the best investments to make to “sleep hack” on a budget, and influencers promoting an "all in" diet approach.

  • Sal recaps his grandfather's 88th birthday: Large family gatherings, nootropics & MORE. (5:14)
  • Will taxing red meat save lives and slow global warming?? The importance of looking at the whole picture. (12:02)
  • Harvard Medical School receives $9M dollar donation to support independent research on the science of cannabinoids. Guys’ talk the benefits and let you know the best products to use. (19:52)
  • Does fatherhood change your brain? New study + the latest updates from Adam on baby Maximus. (26:53)
  • How Disneyworld still has a nuclear permit to build a plant. (41:36)
  • The scam and hustle behind free car giveaways & MORE. (43:27)
  • Mind Pump Live & Mike Matthews: Get your tickets NOW to pick his business brain! (46:21)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your favorite row variations for strength, hypertrophy, etc.? (49:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – What characteristics or qualities do you think separate people who adhere to their fitness goals and health behaviors compared to those who don’t? Did you ever notice common traits in the clients you trained? (58:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – For people trying to sleep hack on a budget, what are the best investments to make? (1:07:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – I've been seeing a lot of this “all in” approach. Influencers are claiming they're doing it to gain control over extreme hunger and eventually get their body to a plateau to where their body is supposed to be naturally. (1:15:09)

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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.

  • What workout is best for me?? Mind Pump directs the masses in the RIGHT direction with 7 steps to consider. (3:22)
  • #1 - What is your CURRENT experience and what are you doing NOW? (4:55)
  • #2 – Understanding your own SPECIFIC goals. (14:47)
  • #3 – Being ‘mobility’ minded. (20:48)
  • #4 – How many days a week you can REALISTICALLY commit to the gym FOREVER? (31:32)
  • #5 – Does the workout make you feel beat up or motivated when you leave? (40:42)
  • #6 - How much TIME can you dedicate to the workout? (42:21)
  • #7 – What ACCESS to equipment do you have? (45:52)
  • Constructive takeaways on what a routine should look like for you. (50:10)

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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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