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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: May, 2020
May 30, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether the ab wheel is a gimmick or essential, how to know if you’re getting results because of what you’re doing or in spite of what you’re doing, how to stay in shape, cut, or bulk without counting calories, and whether the coronavirus has altered their advice for aspiring trainers.

  • The ultimate get back. (4:54)
  • Mind Pump on the bullies they had as kids, the most likely bully out of the group & MORE. (6:55)
  • Facebook adjusting salaries based on where you live. (25:07)
  • IGTV is now going to start showing ads and pay content creators. The information wars have begun! (29:10)
  • PETA’s very smart move. (34:00)
  • The nutrient-dense value of organ meats. (35:20)
  • The new normal for reopening family theme parks, companies adapting during these times & MORE. (38:13)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (42:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is the ab wheel a gimmick or essential? (44:07)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you know if you’re getting results because of what you’re doing or in spite of what you’re doing? (46:44)
  • #Quah question #3 – I know Sal has talked about being an intuitive eater. How do you go about staying in shape, cutting, or bulking without counting calories? (52:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – Would you alter your advice for aspiring trainers to start their career in a big box gym due to industry changes due to the coronavirus? (59:35)

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Jonathan Alvarez | Coach (@jonalva7)  Instagram

May 29, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to build a lagging body part, the best hamstring hypertrophy exercises that uses minimal equipment, what differentiates priming movements from stretches, and whether it more beneficial to break workouts into splits or if full-body is just as effective.

  • Mind Pump “researches” the top porn searches for men and women. (6:38)
  • Is Justin being wooed by a Whiskey company? (10:57)
  • Justin’s sons have started their own business! (14:30)
  • The Di Stefano Family Truckee Weekend. (18:24)
  • Weird Science with Sal. (20:25)
  • Businesses that are thriving amid the pandemic. (26:40)
  • At what point does the song become more annoying than the crying? (29:22)
  • Justin vs the clogged toilet, holding on to old articles of clothing & MORE (32:33)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Sunset Selling on Netflix. (37:32)
  • Where does creativity come from? (40:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – When trying to build a lagging body part do you incorporate it into your routine or do you have to change your workout to the lagging body part? (42:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best hamstring hypertrophy exercise that uses minimal equipment? (46:22)
  • #Quah question #3 – You've all talked about how stretching, as a form of working out, can be effective or even detrimental. But exercises, like the pigeon pose, seem kind of like a stretch. What differentiates priming movements, like these, from stretches? (49:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is it more beneficial to break your workouts into splits or can a full-body be just as effective? (54:06)

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May 28, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss ins and outs of maintaining muscle while losing body fat.

  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (3:17)
  • Understanding the difference between weight loss and fat loss. (6:03)
  • Why do we lose muscle when we lose weight? (13:40)
  • How to lose weight and NOT lose muscle. (19:08)
  • How to send the RIGHT signals to maintain muscle while losing body fat. (22:50)
    • Through proper Resistance Training. (23:00)
    • Become more efficient with your Calories. (31:45)
  • How to send the WRONG signals with macronutrients. (38:40)
  • How your lifestyle can affect your metabolism. (43:52)

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May 27, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about ways to mimic the action of sled pushes at home, why heels aggravate knees and what to do about it, ways to deal with relationship stress while quarantined, and the topics they can't agree on.

  • How you can still gain followers and not TRY to gain followers. (5:45)
  • New product alert from Magic Spoon, Mind Pump’s staple foods as a kid & MORE. (9:47)
  • Coffee and leanness. (14:48)
  • Let the podcast wars begin! Mind Pump speculates on the future of the medium. (18:17)
  • The benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil for feelings of anxiety. (28:39)
  • The first version of Apple and Google's contact tracing app has arrived.  (31:54)
  • What state will woo Tesla over? (33:17)
  • The pros/cons of working from home and its impact on large tech companies. (35:08)
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  • How diets really don’t matter. (40:02)
  • Clever new delivery service from the pizza makers over at Chuck E Cheese. (41:00)
  • Mind Pump on the future of A.I., how creative artists make money & MORE. (43:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there any way to mimic the action of sled pushes at home? (47:44)
  • #Quah question #2 – I wear heels sometimes, but they aggravate my knees. Is there is certain muscle issue or a problem I have right now that would cause such problems? (51:51)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some ways to deal with relationship stress while quarantined with your partner? (55:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are there any discussions or topics you guys had that you each completely disagree on or come to a conclusion on? (1:01:08)

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Ben Greenfield Fitness (@bengreenfieldfitness)  Instagram

May 25, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak once again with renowned brain coach, Jim Kwik. Jim provides actionable advice on how to develop the right mindset to excel in these uncertain times.

  • How loneliness is an epidemic. (3:50)
  • Life is the seed between B and D. (6:17)
  • The ‘Limitless’ model for parents. (15:19)
  • The methodology surrounding the book. (19:53)
  • The four stages of the “hero's journey.” (23:26)
  • Small simple steps to WIN during these tough times. (25:33)
  • How to upgrade your capability and skills. (31:21)
  • Shifting your mindset from fear to opportunity. (40:20)
  • Practices to build your focus. (47:08)
  • Knowledge is what is and imagination is what could be. (54:20)
  • The ‘Limitless’ framework to build the ultimate human being. (59:26)
  • Jim Kwik Challenge. (1:16:54)

 

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Dandapani (@dandapanillc) on Instagram/Twitter

May 23, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effectiveness of supersets working the same muscle group vs. opposing muscle groups, the value of daily pushups and pull-ups, the meaning of soreness after doing mobility work, and recommendations for runners in terms of adding strength training to their routines.

  • Mind Pump Recommends, 1917. (4:19)
  • Mind Pump Debates, the mindset surrounding human privilege. (8:30)
  • The success and value of the MAPS Prime Webinar. (17:29)
  • An easy test to find out if you may have leaky gut syndrome. (19:52)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (23:40)
  • Sex and the microbiome. (25:17)
  • How eating mushrooms can lower the risk of prostate cancer. (27:14)
  • Weird Science with Sal. (30:00)
  • New technology surrounding CTE. (31:33)
  • Are you a “researcher?” (32:40)
  • How you grow up can have a pretty profound impact on a man’s testosterone levels. (35:50)
  • #Quah question #1 - Which supersets are more effective, same muscle group or opposing muscle groups? (42:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your opinions on daily pushups and pull-ups? (48:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – Recently I did Adam’s mobility webinar. It was great; however, I experienced a lot of soreness in the following two days. Specifically, in my hips. Is that normal or did I do too much? (52:27)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any recommendations for runners in terms of adding strength training? (55:41)

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May 22, 2020
  • The Mind Pump Truckee garage workout. (6:25)
  • The latest updates on gyms reopening. (12:48)
  • Joe Rogan x Spotify. What this means for the podcast medium. (14:07)
  • The big news over at TikTok. (20:23)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (23:35)
  • Weird Science with Sal. (24:55)
  • The mental component of self-isolation and sudden changes. (26:34)
  • How change can drive innovation, the drawbacks of working from home & MORE. (29:33)
  • Cannabis and the coronavirus. (34:57)
  • Mind Pump Shout Out’s. (36:21)
  • #Quah question #1 - What is the best supplement or remedy for joint pain? I have been running a lot more on the street and have been experiencing some knee pain. (42:11)
  • #Quah question #2 – With all the uncertainty around gyms reopening, everyone is investing in at-home gyms to progress their fitness during these challenging times. What, in your opinion, are the must-have pieces of equipment for an at-home gym? What should someone expect to spend? (47:37)
  • #Quah question #3 – In your experience, what’s the most effective weekly caloric surplus when trying to put on weight and muscle? (53:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's your take on doing a weekly 24-hour fast? I like to do a monthly 48-hour fast as it is, but I’d like to consider doing a 24-hour weekly fast to reset and get things flowing better for the rest of the week. (57:47)

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May 21, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss three different ways to identify if your workout is no longer serving you and what to do about it.

  • How to figure out if the workout you are doing is RIGHT for you. (3:30)
  • The 3 gauges to identify if your workout is no longer serving you and what to do about it. (6:00)
    • #1 - Are you getting results? (6:51)
      • How body composition works. (9:55)
      • The yo-yo dieting trap. (13:28)
      • Are you getting stronger in the gym? (15:37)
      • What to do if you are NOT seeing results. (19:36)
    • #2 - How do you feel? (21:26)
      • The breakdown recovery trap. (25:42)
      • The differences between good and bad pain. (28:38)
      • The importance of getting good sleep. (30:24)
      • Are you enjoying your workouts? (34:38)
    • #3 – Is your program sustainable? (36:28)
      • Finding the right sweet spot for yourself. (44:54)
      • How to assess what works best for YOU. (46:54)

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May 20, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about maintaining performance while cutting, the primary items to look at for new client assessments, whether there is any point in taking creatine when not training, and how to incorporate No BS 6-Pack into current programming.

  • Mind Pump Mentions. (7:00)
  • Mind Pump are BIG ‘Rad’ guys. (9:07)
  • How sometimes you can lose weight and go up in body fat percentage. (11:23)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of A.I. and cars. (19:54)
  • The ‘411’ on coffee consumption with Sal. (26:03)
  • LA and their “interesting” practices with various businesses, how things will look post-coronavirus & MORE. (31:56)
  • Weird science with Sal. (40:28)
  • Trump vs Biden, things are heating up! (42:44)
  • Are you wearing your mask the right way? (45:46)
  • #Quah question #1 – What do you recommend for maintaining performance while cutting? (47:44)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the primary items you look at for new client assessments? (52:27)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there any point in taking creatine when not training? (56:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – I'm interested in the ‘No BS 6-Pack' MAPS program. How would you recommend I add it to my current programming? (1:00:12)

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Dr. Drew Pinsky (@drdrewpinsky)  Instagram

May 18, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the frustration of stubborn body parts that just won't improve and techniques that can be employed to create visible change.

  • What a stubborn body part is and why they are so frustrating. (4:08)
  • The concept of the ‘money phrase’ and the main reason why your muscles are NOT responding. (7:00)
  • Busting the myth that muscle fiber ratios in the body determine if muscles respond better than others. (13:02)
  • The Four Techniques to Get a Stubborn Body Part to Improve and Develop. (15:15)
    • Address the poor connection. (16:10)
      • The REAL value of proper priming. (24:10)
    • Gain connection to full ranges of motion. (25:34)
      • The myth of tension and value of isometrics. (27:24)
    • Proper prioritization of your workout. (32:23)
    • Improve your programming. (38:10)

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May 16, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to lose fat without losing muscle, credible online nutrition programs, the differences between flexibility and mobility drills, and whether casein really provides more benefits than whey due to its slower digestion rate.

  • How Sal has been utilizing occlusion training during the lockdown. (4:50)
  • How you SHOULD go back to the gym when your gym reopens. (6:45)
  • The rise of black markets during the current lockdown, loans/bailouts & MORE. (11:02)
  • American’s top searched fetishes by state. (19:17)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, What We Do in the Shadows. (26:56)
  • The curse of knowledge. (29:00)
  • Mind Pump goes down the psychedelics rabbit hole. (33:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you lose fat without losing muscle? (39:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – I have been looking into a second source of income and nutrition has been a heavy interest of mine for the last couple of years. Are there any online nutrition programs you recommend that are credible? (46:40)
  • #Quah question #3 – I know the difference between flexibility and mobility, but what is the difference between flexibility and mobility drills? (50:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – When taking a protein shake before bed, do you think casein provides more benefits due to its slower digestion rate than whey? (56:02)

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May 15, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether you should lockout on exercises like a bench press, how to make shin splints go away, the benefits and detriments with using straps and grips, and ways to handle fear and anxiety around topics you can’t control that affect your children and their future.

  • The most misused metrics to gauge a workout. (4:58)
  • The effectiveness of ‘Stop, pause sets’ in your strength routine. (12:17)
  • Mind Pump enjoys Magic Spoon. (13:38)
  • Elon Musk vs California. (20:02)
  • Mind Pump on the future of the gym industry as clubs slowly begin to reopen. (23:20)
  • The struggles of distance learning from home, the importance of protecting your eyes, the value of community & MORE. (29:28)
  • Mind Pump’s fatherly learning lessons. (36:23)
  • The camera loves Justin. (45:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should you lockout on exercises like a bench press? Pavel said you should lockout to build joint strength. I always thought you come just shy of lockout to keep tension on the muscle and off the joint. (49:24)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you make shin splints go away? What corrective training do you recommend to prevent future flare-ups? (52:38)
  • #Quah question #3 - What do you think of straps and grips? I’ve used them for years, but wonder if I should just build my forearm strength and just lift what I can without them. (56:01)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you and your partners handle fear and anxiety around topics you can’t control that affect your children and their future? (1:03:54)

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Pavel Tsatsouline (@strongfirst)  Instagram

May 14, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the importance of "warming-up" properly and the impact it can have on the success of your workout.

  • The under-valued aspect of the warm-up. (4:56)
  • The warm-up has to send the RIGHT signal to make your workout effective. (8:00)
  • How to stretch with PURPOSE. (13:10)
  • What should your warm-up (proper priming session) do for you? (14:40)
  • The steps to Prime your body properly.
    • Step 1 - Learn how to self-assess. (32:46)
    • Step 2 – Pick movements that activate the areas that are disconnected. (37:38)
    • Step 3 – Perform the 3-5 movements for 7-10 minutes before your workout. (44:21)
  • The Ultimate ‘Post-Priming’ Routine. (45:18)
  • The importance of correctional exercise to combat your poor recruitment patterns. (50:48)
  • Sign up for the MAPS Prime Webinar TODAY! (54:55)

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Joe DeFranco (@defrancosgym)  Instagram

May 13, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether getting 10,000 steps in one shot is better or worse than getting those 10,000 steps throughout the day, the value of EAAs vs BCAAs for the average gym-goer, what their wives’ training programs look like right now, and one thing that their mother instilled in them when they were young that they’re grateful for today.

  • A very special Mind Pump Mother’s Day. (6:11)
  • Low vitamin D levels strongly correlated to severe symptoms of COVID-19. (17:40)
  • Elon Musk is an odd fellow. (21:01)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Age of A.I. on YouTube. (23:45)
  • Elon Musk selling his physical possessions, Tesla potentially leaving California & MORE. (31:06)
  • Unhealthy relationships with food from the perspective of pro athletes. (33:45)
  • The ‘humping’ hound. (40:38)
  • How low/high reps require different allocations in your workouts, the value of priming & MORE. (42:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is getting 10,000 steps in one shot any better or worse than getting those 10,000 steps throughout the day? (46:10)
  • #Quah question #2 - EAAs vs BCAAs, are they both useless for the average gym-goer? (50:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do your wives’ training programs look like right now? I’m sure they are swamped with kids at home and I’d love to hear how each of them train now vs as they normally do? (56:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – In honor of Mother’s Day, what’s one thing that your mother instilled in you when you were young that you’re grateful for today. (1:02:15)

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Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00)  Instagram

May 11, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Drew Pinskey about the homelessness crisis and the coronavirus. 

  • How bad is the homeless issue in California? (3:31)
  • What are the harms that we are seeing from this epidemic? (7:33)
  • The call for psychiatric care for people on the streets with mental illnesses. (11:10)
  • Busting the myth of the housing issue in California. (13:21)
  • Has he seen any change in public policy when it comes to this issue? (16:25)
  • Tackling the puzzle of the effect of the coronavirus on the homeless population. (18:46)
  • How being sheltered in place may be causing more harm than good. (21:10)
  • How can we, as citizens, help with the homeless situation today? (27:55)
  • The Mind Pump crew expressing their frustration on the homeless crisis. (30:37)

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May 9, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to train someone that only wants to commit to 1-2 workouts a week, whether the Farmer’s Walk is valuable even though most people don't do them, whether increasing cardio is more of a detriment than a help when everything is already dialed in, and good strategies when trying to study a topic.

  • Miir is doing good for the environment. (3:52)
  • Don’t get caught cheating. (5:35)
  • Mind Pump on health clubs and their reopening plans. (8:20)
  • Mind Pump Investments. (14:45)
  • Tom Cruise and Elon Musk are partnering up! (19:37)
  • The scams on gym equipment have exploded! (22:40)
  • Bleach kills everything. (24:32)
  • The Adele controversy, body shaming, virtue signaling, society becoming too soft & MORE. (26:27)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (33:51)
  • Weird Science with Sal. (38:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you train someone that only wants to commit to 1-2 workouts a week? (39:53)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you tell us your thoughts on the Farmer’s Walk? They are so simple, yet I don’t see a lot of people incorporating them into their routine. (46:49)
  • #Quah question #3 – When you find the balance you guys talk about regarding diet, activity, and lean gains, would increasing cardio be more of a detriment than a help? (51:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some good strategies you guys have used or do when trying to study a certain topic? (54:20) 

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May 8, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about alcohol’s effect on weight training, transitioning from MAPS Anabolic to MAPS Aesthetic, how to change focus from how you look to how you feel, and what foods are typically in their fridge and pantry.

  • How health & fitness information/marketing has evolved over the years. (4:38)
  • New Product Alert from Organifi! (17:50)
  • Adam bringing back the Magnum PI look, growing pains, keeping things fresh & MORE. (19:24)
  • Mind Pump Recommends. (26:17)
  • Science does NOT replace philosophical wisdom. (30:50)
  • Mind Pump breaks down the 24 Hour Fitness guidelines for reopening clubs, surviving in these strange times & MORE. (34:15)
  • Homeschooling updates from the Mind Pump crew. (44:46)
  • #Quah question #1 – How detrimental is alcohol on weight training? How much is too much? (49:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm about to finish MAPS Anabolic and am feeling great. I want to start MAPS Aesthetic. Should I take any time off in between? (59:27)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you turn your focus on how you feel instead of how you look?  (1:04:15)
  • #Quah question #4 - If I were to open up your fridge and pantry, what would I see? What are the staples? (1:12:10)

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Mark Bell (@marksmellybell)  Instagram

May 7, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss history of the stability ball (AKA Swiss Ball, Physio Ball), it's rise and fall in popularity, and why it is a valuable tool that everyone can benefit from when used appropriately.

  • Making the stability ball cool again. (2:41)
  • The history of this tool. (7:40)
  • The benefits of the stability ball (when used appropriately) and how Mind Pump uses it with their clients. (11:05)
    • Encourages perfect form. (12:12)
    • Focuses on the hip extension. (19:27)
    • Strengthens your proprioceptive ability. (23:34)
    • Inexpensive and easy to use at-home. (27:00)
    • Ab training gains. (28:15)
  • The biggest myth surrounding the stability ball. (31:27)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite exercises to utilize the benefits of this tool. (33:11)

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Paul Chek (@paul.chek)  Instagram

May 6, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to choose a 1-5 rep weight after completing a much higher rep phase, mobility movements that are beneficial for a bodybuilding competitor, whether it is detrimental to squat with your feet angled slightly outward, and the difference between masturbation to porn and having actual physical relations with someone that you care about.

  • Adam’s brand-new look. (7:05)
  • The camera loves Sal. (12:36)
  • Gold’s Gym filing for bankruptcy, a sign of bad times ahead for the gym industry? (17:18)
  • The Battle of the Goliaths, Thor vs Hall. (23:49)
  • How red-light therapy affects wound healing, scars, and stretch marks. (28:00)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Billions on Showtime. (32:08)
  • The importance of form and exercise technique. (35:03)
  • Sleep issues, cannabis, and CBD. (38:48)
  • #Quah question #1 – When returning to a 1-5 rep phase from 8-12 and/or 15-20 reps, do you continue using the same weight from your last 5 rep max? Add or remove a few pounds? Or start back at my 5-rep max see how I feel and go from there? (43:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – Bodybuilders have to do some intense poses that often involve contorting their body in different positions. What specific mobility movements would be beneficial for a bodybuilding competitor? (49:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it detrimental to squat with your feet slightly angled outward? (54:37)
  • #Quah question #4 – A friend and I have been discussing the topic of physical relations vs porn. Is there a difference between masturbation to porn and having actual physical relations with someone that you care about? (1:01:40)

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May 4, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss what it takes to build an impressive midsection.

  • The origin story of the NO BS 6-Pack Abs Formula. (4:00)
  • Understanding the function of the abs and the common mistakes people make. (10:07)
  • Breaking the trend of NOT training your obliques. (16:35)
  • Busting the myth that more reps equal more muscle. (23:42)
  • The importance of reinforcing good recruitment patterns to build your core. (31:43)
  • Factors that contribute to a very effective core workout. Build it and they will come. (34:50)
  • The value of and how to utilize the Physio-Ball. (39:20)
  • How to build the ultimate at-home and core workout. (45:40)

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May 2, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how elite gymnasts get so strong and perform so well despite such a high training frequency, whether you should train & eat differently depending on body shape, trap bar deadlifts vs. barbell deadlifts for long-term health and overall longevity for lifting, and the top 3 sports that indirectly give the best aesthetics.

  • Mind Pump’s favorite childhood books. (5:35)
  • The art of introducing things you love to your children. (10:17)
  • How it takes more work to build muscle than it does to keep it. (17:25)
  • What is the best way to use caffeine? (24:12)
  • How to handle your fitness and nutrition around Ramadan, tips to combat a limited mindset & MORE. (28:59)
  • Sal has a crush on Elon Musk. (36:14)
  • Magic Spoon continues to create UNREAL flavors. (37:56)
  • Mind Pump Recommends. (41:02)
  • What is going on with Disney? (46:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do elite gymnasts get so strong and perform so well despite such a high training frequency with not a lot of rest? (49:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should you train & eat differently depending on body shapes, such as Ectomorph, Mesomorph, or Endomorph? Or is that a myth? (55:12)
  • #Quah question #3 - For long-term health and overall longevity for lifting, would trap bar deadlifts be better than using a barbell? (1:00:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – In your opinion, what are the top 3 sports that indirectly give the best aesthetics? (1:06:30)

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May 1, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises for training obliques, fixing duck feet, gaining weight yet having clothes fit better, and how much NEAT is too much.

  • What do I do for painful knees? The importance of addressing the root cause through correctional exercise. (3:40)
  • Fun Facts with Justin, Jeff Bezos, and his eternity clock edition. (11:55)
  • Sal’s high-protein peanut butter cookie recipe. (16:17)
  • Using ‘Love and Logic’ with your children. (18:52)
  • How the retail world is reshaping due to the coronavirus. (23:55)
  • How this pandemic has permanently changed human behavior, survey. (31:10)
  • Mind Pump recommends ‘The Last Dance’ on ESPN. (38:48)
  • The Mind Pump Rumor Mill. (44:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises for training obliques? (46:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do I fix duck feet? Not only do I have external rotation when I squat, but while I am walking as well. Is mobility work enough to get to the point where I am walking with my feet straight? (51:48)
  • #Quah question #3 – Why would my weight go up a couple of pounds after I started fitting into my clothes differently. I like losing weight, but the scale is not reflecting that. I have been doing MAPS Anywhere. (55:07)
  • #Quah question #4 - How much NEAT is too much? Can you overdo it? Does your body get too efficient with a certain daily step count like it would with long-distance endurance cardio? (59:18)

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