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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: August, 2020
Aug 10, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss five important steps that anyone can take to improve their odds of living to 100.

  • How we perceive and value our health matters! (3:02)
  • Living day to day is not living, it’s surviving. (9:10)
  • Five Steps to Living Well and Living Long. (15:03)
    • #1 – To be strong. (16:24)
    • #2 – Do NOT overeat and AVOID heavily processed foods. (26:05)
    • #3 – Having good relationships. (36:36)
    • #4 – Having a regular spiritual practice. (43:32)
    • #5 – Incorporating a movement practice. (49:45)

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Aug 8, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about bicep exercises that don’t aggravate neck pain, how to adjust weight and volume after 50, replacements for the big 3 exercises, and some of the resources they read or studied that had an impact on MAPS programs.

  • Introducing Mind Pump’s newest sponsor, Dr. Squatch. (4:32)
  • The fears and misconceptions surrounding childbirth. (8:44)
  • Pray for Beirut. (16:53)
  • Maximus’ first experience seeing horses, glamping & MORE. (20:23)
  • Are movie theaters going to be a thing of the past post-COVID-19? (25:45)
  • Arizona gyms are opening back up! (29:37)
  • The fastest path to becoming a millionaire. (31:53)
  • Mind Pump Conversations: Parenting lessons learned and the importance of being present. (39:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – Both my husband and I suffer from neck pain and find that bicep work, standard curls, and others aggravate this. What are some bicep exercises that we can do? (47:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – I just turned 50 this year and I am an experienced lifter of 25 years. I have been working out basically the same way as I did when I was 25. Should I be scaling back the reps and volume for heavier weight and lower volume or should I be adding more reps and volume? (54:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you had to remove the 3 big lifts, what exercises can you replace them with that would be comparable? (59:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – What were some of the resources you read or studied that had an impact on your current programs? (1:08:27)

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Aug 7, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about taking a nap to make up for lost sleep, ways to consume more calories beside protein powders, advice for someone who used to be chubby and is now scared to put on weight due to body dysmorphia, and whether it is possible to start a fitness career as a side hustle.

  • Are there any other feeder leagues that can take on the big dogs? (5:40)
  • Everything is politized in 2020. (13:15)
  • The real estate market doesn’t make sense! (14:18)
  • Can you improve your eyesight through red-light therapy? (16:37)
  • Artifact, making podcasts more personal. (20:10)
  • Conspiracy theories are flying everywhere. Are we being manipulated? (25:20)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Lordstown, car companies competing with tech companies & MORE. (30:03)
  • Fasting and the ketogenic diet for improved mental clarity and performance. (35:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you are not able to get 8 hours of sleep in a row, is it worth it to try and take a nap to make up for it? (42:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – If you find yourself having a hard time eating enough food throughout the day due to a busy life, what are some ways to implement more food besides protein powders? Do you use larger/higher calorie meals or snacks? (47:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is your advice for someone who used to be chubby and is now scared to put on weight due to body dysmorphia? (51:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am interested in working in the fitness field. I had planned to change careers, but I recently had a child. I’m nervous to gamble on a new career path in my current situation, but am very passionate about fitness. Is it possible to start it as a side hustle to safely test the waters? Or am I stuck till I grow a pair and jump in with two feet? (57:43)

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Aug 6, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how training like an athlete not only improves your movement and performance but can help you build a better body.

  • That time Sal built muscle in his biceps through a different type of stimulus. (2:51)
  • Mind Pump Realizations: It’s not just resistance training that builds muscle. (5:19)
  • Translating athletic movements to build a body that can do more functional things. (8:09)
  • How you can fool yourself into a lull that you have this great fitness level. (11:44)
  • There is an aesthetic to moving well. (15:44)
  • Shattering the paradigm of the gym vs the real world. (17:30)
  • The misconceptions of training like an athlete. (19:11)
  • Why you SHOULD train like an athlete. (20:10)
    • #1 – The novelty aspect of it. (21:28)
    • #2 – The increase in durability. (34:07)
    • #3 – The mobility factor. (38:15)
    • #4 – Gaining control through explosive movements done correctly. (42:32)

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Aug 5, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about making muscle gains at 40,  push, pull, and leg routines, thoughts on the statement “you can’t judge someone’s health by looking at them,” and how they set up the QUAH episodes.

  • Sal’s “euphoric” concoction. (6:35)
  • The eerie cult classic that is relevant today. (9:59)
  • Trump “flexing” to make TikTok an American company? (13:45)
  • Sports are back on the table, but are people watching? (15:50)
  • The common chemicals found in sunscreen and the safe alternatives you can use. (27:51)
  • Mind Pump LOVES Magic Spoon. (31:10)
  • Google’s market response to education amid the pandemic. (35:04)
  • The pursuit of fitness, done properly in a healthy way, builds and encourages the skills that make you more successful in other aspects of life. (38:59)
  • Hardgainer Webinar airing live this week! (45:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – How possible it is to make muscle gains at 40? (46:45)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you think of push, pull, and leg routines? (54:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on the statement “you can’t judge someone’s health by looking at them?” (59:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you set up the QUAH episodes? How do you set up the questions, how do you prepare your answers and when do you find out what the questions will be? (1:08:00)

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Aug 3, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the causes and how to overcome yo-yo dieting for permanent fat loss. 

1350: How to Stop Yo-Yo Dieting for Permanent Fat Loss

  • The problem and unintended consequences of “yo-yo” dieting. (3:13)
  • How did the term “yo-yo” dieting get coined? (8:04)
  • The psychology leading into “yo-yo” dieting. (9:16)
  • Step #1: Work on the WHY first, not the how. (12:50)
  • Step #2: The bigger and more extreme the change, the bigger the potential reversal in the opposite direction. (24:45)
  • Step #3 - Change your mindset. (27:43)
  • Step #4 - Become more aware and less distracted. (33:52)
  • Step #5 - Avoid hyper-palatable foods. (39:43)
  • Take it SLOW and enjoy the process! (47:21)

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Aug 1, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about recommended supplements to reduce inflammation, the importance of carbs post-workout for muscle growth, the pros and cons of the touch n go deadlift vs. the reset deadlift and thoughts on refeeds when dieting.

  • Dealing with hair loss. (4:47)
  • Kodak, a great example of crony capitalism. (12:40)
  • Sal’s hair secret revealed. (15:43)
  • Italians love fountains. (19:48)
  • The major takeaways from Big Tech’s antitrust hearing. (20:50)
  • GDP contraction: When will the bubble burst? (25:50)
  • Have people considered how many lives Amazon has saved? (28:20)
  • Understanding the whole picture: Why are there so many centenarians on the island of Sardinia? (31:07)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Love on the Spectrum on Netflix. (34:38)
  • Did you know how much your body parts are worth on the black market? (37:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have a lot of inflammation after working out. Are there any supplements you recommend for recovery to reduce some of the inflammation? (42:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – How important are carbs post-workout for muscle growth? (48:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the pros and cons of the touch n go deadlift vs. the reset deadlift? (53:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your guy’s thoughts on refeeds when dieting? I heard you talk about a study when suddenly eating more calories after or during a deficit can lead to more fat cells. But there is also research to show refeeds help prevent metabolic adaptation, such as a slower metabolism. (1:00:08)

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