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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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Now displaying: February, 2020
Feb 15, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to retain muscle mass while decreasing body fat, powerlifting for aesthetics,  3-5 things that the average person can do to improve their long-term health, and the positives and negatives of being a trainer.

  • Mind Pump ‘weird’ DM’s. (4:00)
  • Single parents are champions! (4:52)
  • Mind Pump Movie Reviews. (9:17)
  • Is the era of the ‘celebrity’ over? (11:20)
  • The importance of maintaining focus in between sets. (18:35)
  • Subscribe to Mind Pump TV. (25:52)
  • The latest dumb wellness/influencer trend. (29:10)
  • Pixar is at it again! (31:33)
  • Mind Pump Recommends A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. (32:51)
  • Science Alert! Mysterious radio signal from space repeating every 16 days. (34:10)
  • Improv update with Justin. (35:37)
  • What is more important for building muscle, tension or weight? (42:33)
  • NCI certification at Mind Pump Media HQ. (45:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to retain muscle mass while decreasing body fat? Specifically, in terms of how to alter training and how to split up my diet? (47:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on powerlifting for aesthetics? (53:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the top 3-5 things that the average American can do to improve their long-term health? (1:00:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the positives and negatives of being a trainer? Do you have any advice that you wish you knew when you first started? (1:08:25)

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Feb 14, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about  the best plan of action for gluteal amnesia, the value of doing dozens of push-ups throughout the day, whether the deadlift grip should be taken to failure, and how to fix externally rotated “duck” feet.

  • A very healthy debate between Paul Saladino and Terry Wahls. (4:39)
  • The supplement combination that helps with Sal’s ADD. (10:22)
  • The newest trend in bars: No booze. (11:30)
  • The new wine line from MIIR. (18:00)
  • Who has had the worst ideas? (20:50)
  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (21:48)
  • Look out Tesla, enter Nikola. (23:24)
  • Burger King’s brilliant Valentine’s Day promotion. (25:34)
  • Why it is harder to get leaner in modern life and how to combat it. (30:18)
  • Mind Pump News Report: Updates on the coronavirus conspiracy theories. (41:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best plan of action for gluteal amnesia? (45:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you guys feel about the daily practice of things like 50 to 100 push-ups? (55:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should your deadlift grip be taken to failure? (1:02:10)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you go about fixing externally rotated feet? (1:06:58)

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Casey Neistat (@caseyneistat)  Instagram

Feb 13, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the five kinds of supplements many people need to take if nutrients are lacking in their whole food diet. 

  • What are supplements? (4:24)
  • Why do certain segments of the population NEED supplements? (6:43)
  • The importance of testing to track the changing of your nutrient demands. (15:15)
  • Why whole foods are the ideal source. (18:40)
  • The 5 Most Important Supplements to Take.  (24:00)
    • Vitamins and minerals to fill nutrient deficiencies. (26:41)
    • Protein. (41:19)
    • Creatine. (47:11)
    • Caffeine. (53:15)
    • Adaptogens. (1:00:46)

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Feb 12, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about building a physique using only free weights, whether to increase rep ranges or weight when no longer getting sore after workouts, skipping trigger sessions when feeling sore or tired and the benefits to switching up one’s diet.

  • Sal’s action-packed week. (6:56)
  • Adam’s new business plan involving Magic Spoon cereal. (16:19)
  • Turning 40 and aging. (20:53)
  • The value of a home gym when having kids and the environment it creates. (28:40)
  • Justin’s Fun Fact of the Day. (35:02)
  • Sal has a bone to pick with Neil Degrasse Tyson. (38:51)
  • Low-fat diets may cause lower testosterone in men. (42:42)
  • Mind Pump shout outs. (43:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you build your physique, specifically your legs, using just free weights? I train only in my garage with a wide variety of barbells, plates, dumbbells and a few other non-machine items. (50:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – I am not feeling very sore a day or two after I go to the gym. Does that mean I am not working out hard enough? Should I increase my rep ranges or weight? (56:27)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it ok to skip trigger sessions if you are feeling sore or tired from a previous workout? (1:03:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Just like there are benefits to switching up your workout routine, are there any benefits to switching up your diet? If so, what would that look like? How often would you change your diet and any pitfalls to avoid? (1:09:24)

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Feb 10, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss five things everyone must do if they want to maintain fitness as they age.

  • The challenges of training after 40. (1:42)
    • Changes in recovery. (4:45)
    • Discipline=Freedom and managing your schedule. (11:00)
    • Ingraining muscle imbalances/chronic pain. (13:08)
    • Changes in hormones. (17:30)
  • The advantages of training after 40. 
    • Tend to be more patient and have more wisdom. (20:18)
    • Greater confidence in yourself. (23:24)
    • Have the expendable income to invest in yourself. (26:30)
  • The 5 Must-Dos for Fitness Over 40. (28:03)
    • #1 – Form is EVERYTHING! (28:48)
    • #2 – Proper priming. (35:44)
    • #3 – LISTEN to your body. (41:01)
    • #4 – Skip maxing out. (47:05)
    • #5 – Place your health over your performance. (53:47)

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Feb 8, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether working out once a week is enough to create a respectable physique, how to incorporate focus sessions with a full-body workout, using intermittent fasting to burn fat and build muscle, and whether cardio is necessary.

  • Mind Pump on their go-to Valentine’s Day gifts. (4:48)
  • How to properly use and dose CBD. (12:00)
  • Breaking news on the farmer who was sentenced to 10 years for the massive organic food scam. (18:52)
  • Justin drops some knowledge bombs. (20:10)
  • Planet of the Apes has arrived! (24:37)
  • Have you heard of the new diet coming out? (26:16)
  • The benefits of a high protein diet and the value of a quality protein powder like Organifi. (28:45)
  • Lifting weights is good for your heart too. (32:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is working out once a week with a balanced diet enough to create a respectable physique? (40:32)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you incorporate focus sessions with a full-body workout? (45:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – I am 190 lbs. and intermittent fast from the hours of 8 pm to 12 pm the next day. What are some examples of how I can get protein in between those times of eating? Is it possible to still burn fat and build muscle while going about it this way? (50:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – Would you guys consider cardio necessary? (56:21)

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Terry Wahls MD (@drterrywahls)  Instagram

Feb 7, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises to build abs out, cues that can help a client who can’t hip hinge, thoughts on lifting heavy during a cutting phase, and the importance of the type of shoes you wear when lifting.

  • Adam’s favorite unpopular post on Instagram. 
    • Tim Kennedy’s post on the Super Bowl Halftime Show. (5:28)
    • Layne Norton’s Biggest Loser post. (17:45)
  • Justin’s Improv class updates + the art of communication. (27:27)
  • Sal’s Tesla prediction coming to life. (38:17)
  • Facebook taking a huge dive. (40:05)
  • The Uber of parking spaces has Adam’s attention. (42:04)
  • Creatine may add years to your life. (44:13)
  • How to boost ATP production through red light therapy. (48:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises to build abs out? I’ve tried hanging leg raises, but I can’t seem to get my abs out more. (52:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some cues that can help a client who can’t hip hinge and keep their back flat? (1:00:08)
  • #Quah question #3 - Thoughts on lifting heavy during a cutting phase? (1:04:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – How important are the type of shoes you wear when lifting? What effect do flat soles, arch support, elevated heels, etc. have? (1:09:45)

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Paige Hathaway (@paigehathaway)  Instagram

Feb 6, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin dig into the pros and cons of low carb and low fat diets.

  • Making the case for low carb vs low-fat diets. (2:34)
  • Why so much of these diets and ideas around eating are all based around marketing and sales. (4:24)
  • The history of the diet fads. (6:35)
  • The distinction between low carb and low fat. (12:54)
  • Which burns the most body fat? (16:48)
  • The benefits of a low carb/higher fat diet. 
    • The positive effects on satiety levels. (17:35)
    • Why Mind Pump is NOT a fan of the ketogenic/carnivore diets for long-term success. (23:27)
    • Improves gut-health issues. (25:35)
    • Better for cognition. (27:56)
    • Prevention of diabetes. (31:23)
  • How does Mind Pump utilize low carb vs low-fat diets with their clients? (32:14)
  • The drawbacks of a low carb/higher fat diet. 
    • Decreases strength and performance. (33:50)
    • Difficult to bulk. (38:58)
    • Not as convenient. (40:54)
    • It costs more money. (42:14)
  • The benefits of a low fat/higher carb diet. 
    • Will lower your cholesterol levels. (43:26)
    • Increases athletic performance. (46:04)
    • Less expensive. (51:28)
  • The drawbacks of a low fat/higher carb diet.
    • Can lead to lower testosterone levels. (52:10)
    • Brain fog and energy crashes. (53:13)
  • Which is better? (54:37)
  • Is this something you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life? The importance of learning from your body. (1:00:28)

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Feb 5, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the appropriate time to incorporate partial reps, the value of going to the gym even if diet is not dialed in, exercises to do if the back squat is not an option, and the difference between reverse dieting and bulking.

  • Mind Pump on the Super Bowl, halftime show, female value, commercials, their food spreads & MORE. (5:36)
  • Mind Pump on the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan endorsing Bernie Sanders. (27:41)
  • When debates turn ugly + the importance of Facebook Groups for education purposes. (34:04)
  • High-intensity vs low-intensity exercise and its effect on the brain. (38:22)
  • Mind Pump on blue light blocking glasses and their design to prevent eye strain. (44:06)
  • #Quah question #1 – I know that full range of motion is best but is there ever an appropriate time to incorporate partials? What are the benefits of doing partial reps? (46:33)
  • #Quah question #2 - If my diet is not super dialed in, for example not getting enough protein, it feels like the gym isn't worth it. Should I still make a point to go? (59:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What exercise or exercises do you recommend if the back squat is not an option? (1:04:40)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is the difference between reverse dieting and bulking? How long can you stay in a calorie surplus before you get efficient with calories and add body fat? (1:08:35)

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Eugene Teo (@coacheugeneteo)  Instagram

Feb 3, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the pros and cons of the four best sources of protein.

  • The magic macronutrient, protein. (3:14)
  • Why protein is important for the human body, muscle building, and fat loss? (5:44)
  • Busting the myth that the body ‘burns’ muscle. (13:35)
  • Two things you want to use to your advantage in the modern world when it comes to protein intake.
    • #1 – Faster metabolism. (16:39)
    • #2 – The satiety and thermic effects. (17:09)
  • Making the case for high protein vs low protein diets. (19:50)
  • The Best Sources of Protein. 
    • #1 - Wholefoods. (26:26)
    • #2 - Animal. (28:22)
    • #3 – Plant. (30:00)
    • The popular Amino Acids. (31:48)
    • The drawbacks to whole food protein consumption. (34:30)
    • #4 - Protein powders. (37:50)
      • Whey. (45:27)
      • Egg. (52:05)
      • Planet based. (58:53)
  • Why BCAA’s are a waste of money. (1:04:42)
  • The controversy surrounding soy protein. (1:06:15)

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Feb 1, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the correct way to perform a row, strength training for endurance events, favorite ways to use a sled, and whether whey protein is damaging to the kidneys.

  • House of Pain is Justin’s jam. (4:45)
  • Sal goes down memory lane after watching the SUPPS documentary + the importance of third-party testing and paying attention to quality. (8:34)
  • Mind Pump Live at the Arnold Classic. (22:10)
  • Can ACL tears cause harmful changes in our brain structure? (28:46)
  • Has the novelty worn off?? Burger King to lower prices on their Impossible Whopper. (38:10)
  • Video game revenue is down. (44:08)
  • How times have changed. The brilliance of the Instagram page ‘Influencers in the wild’. (48:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – I've seen people do rows pulling traps together during the motion, while others let their shoulders roll forward. What is the correct way to perform a row? (53:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you strength train for endurance events, like marathons, where low body weight is key to running faster? (1:00:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your favorite ways to use a sled for your training and training clients? (1:06:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – You pretty much always recommend whey protein, but I have heard that it could be damaging to the kidneys. Could you comment on that? (1:11:07)

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