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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 @mindpumpmedia, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and at mindpumppodcast.com. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at mapsfitnessproducts.com
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Nov 26, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how much muscle an average genetics beginner can put on in a year assuming they’re following a MAPS program, whether tricep kickbacks are effective, if it is possible to get stronger while eating at maintenance, and why PT certification companies focus significantly on the idea of V02 max as the greatest indicator of health and for program training.

Nov 25, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Basecamp Co-Founder David Heinemeier Hansson about what’s wrong with the popular model of entrepreneurship.

  • The terrible myths surrounding entrepreneurship. (1:50)
  • The differences between Danish and American cultures. (5:41)
  • How there are people who are more efficient with their time. (9:16)
  • How he got started and the inception of Basecamp. (13:32)
  • The value of efficiency. (20:25)
  • You have to learn how to build it yourself. (24:04)
  • The misleading concept of ‘running lean’. (28:24)
  • The false dichotomy entrepreneurs fall prey to. (34:49)
  • Was there a pivotal moment with his relationship with money? (42:44)
  • Why are people paying for something they can get for free? (48:09)
  • Why do so many entrepreneurs miss the obvious? (59:10)
  • Hacks to improve your personal efficiency. (1:04:06)
  • Do what makes you happy. (1:06:58)
  • Why he is skeptical about the Metaverse. (1:11:20)
  • His philosophy on screen time with his kids. (1:15:33)

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Nov 24, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how much more progress can be made with four vs. three full-body workouts a week, the difference between a regular deadlift and a hex bar deadlift, whether isometrics build muscle and their utility in training, and advice for someone who wants to start online coaching but has no experience.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: For fat loss, should you focus more on the calories you burn manually or choose forms of exercise that teach you how to burn more calories automatically? (5:07)
  • The pros and cons of continuous glucose monitors. (17:21)
  • New product alert from Organifi! (22:23)
  • Which will come first, augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR)? (27:50)
  • When Channing Tatum films in your backyard. (35:30)
  • So, you say you like “golden showers?” (37:18)
  • The concept of Universal Basic Mobility, defined. (40:07)
  • The guy’s take on companies dividing up to focus on different things. (48:54)
  • When will the real estate bubble burst? (56:11)
  • #Quah question #1 - How much more progress can be made with four gym sessions per week vs. three full-body workouts a week? (1:00:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there a huge difference between a regular deadlift and a hex bar deadlift? (1:04:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – If isometrics don’t build muscle, what is their utility in training? (1:08:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your advice for someone who wants to start online coaching but has no experience? (1:14:15)

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Nov 22, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight ways to successfully avoid packing on fat over the holidays.

  • Eight Holiday Objective Strategies to Prevent Fat Gain. (3:12)
  • #1 – You bring a healthy dish. (4:05)
  • #2 – Organize family physical activity. (6:28)
  • #3 – Fast before the holiday meal and after. (11:37)
  • #4 – Prioritize essential macronutrients. (16:07)
  • #5 – Be present. (21:53)
  • #6 – Wait 15 minutes before you get seconds. (27:22)
  • #7 – Invite your family for a nice walk after dinner. (29:29)
  • #8 – Politely decline unnecessary leftovers. (32:08)
  • Bonus: Manage your alcohol consumption. (35:30)

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Nov 20, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: How to manipulate rest periods for adaptation. (4:53)
  • Dad life updates with the guys. (10:54)
  • Making the argument that genetically modified humans will be a good thing. (23:21)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The “Suicide Plant” in Australia has the most painful stingers in the world. (31:10)
  • Inflation is out of control! (34:12)
  • Yes, you can hire companies to set up your Christmas decorations. (38:17)
  • Luna Physical Therapy’s new partnership. (43:34)
  • OSHA suspends the vaccine mandate. (47:05)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – How can I adjust my training if my muscles are extremely sore? (58:02)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – How do I prevent injuries, and take care of myself in pursuit of becoming a professional powerlifter? (1:12:12)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Is it normal that my body has become “thicker” after focusing on unilateral training? (1:23:31)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – Am I impeding on the outcomes of my resistance training routine when I ramp it up with short bouts of high-intensity cardio at the end of my workouts?  Also, how can I get better at pull-ups? (1:36:40)

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Nov 19, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about home gym hamstring workouts, how to back squat more weight, ways to add kettlebell swings into a program, and the age where eating in a caloric surplus is no longer recommended.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Fasting is terrible for fat loss. (5:29)
  • Is Beyond Meat falling out of favor? (14:29)
  • Going all out for Adam’s 40th. (18:33)
  • Adam and Justin share their skydiving experience. (21:34)
  • Sal’s experience with Superdrol. (30:04)
  • Is YouTube removing the dislike button? (34:43)
  • Why would the motivation be for Bill Gates putting out misinformation? (40:53)
  • How much sugar is really in your McDonald’s sweet tea? (47:33)
  • Another great use for Organifi’s protein powder. (48:11)
  • What Mind Pump is watching on TV? (49:50)
  • NCI’s $10,000 money-back guarantee. (51:48)
  • #Quah question #1 - I’d like to focus on my hamstrings, and I need recommendations for home gym workouts? (55:54)
  • #Quah question #2 - How can I back squat more weight? (1:01:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would kettlebell swings be put into a program? (1:05:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there any age where you would not recommend eating in a caloric surplus? (1:09:28)

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Nov 18, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover some of the best exercise combinations for each part of the body.

  • Eight Exercise Combinations for the average-consistent fitness consumer. (2:40)
  • #1 – Legs: Barbell Squat to Romanian Deadlift. (5:43)
  • #2 – Back: Barbell Row to Pull Up’s. (9:59)
  • #3 – Chest: Press to a Fly. (15:58)
  • #4 – Shoulders: Standing Overhead Press to Rear Delt Flys. (21:32)
  • #5 – Biceps: Barbell Curl to Hammer Curls. (29:34)
  • #6 – Triceps: Parallel Bar Dips to Overhead Tricep Extension. (34:12)
  • #7 – Core: Perfect Sit-Up to Cable Chops. (39:25)
  • #8 – Calves: Jump Rope to Seated Calf Raises. (43:17)

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Nov 17, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss doing only the big 4 lifts with no other accessories, what broscience still holds true today, how to know when you're training too much for your goals, and ways to deal with protein farts?

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Frequency, volume, intensity, and their inverse relationship when it comes to your workouts. (4:59)
  • How Ned’s new product, De-Stress, has antidotally helped Sal with his recovery. (11:53)
  • Not all movies are what they portray to be. (19:54)
  • The guy’s on the technology in the latest 007 film. (22:06)
  • Rail guns are cool. (24:00)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of Disney’s Metaverse. (25:45)
  • The keys to happiness. (30:15)
  • Adam’s 40th birthday bonanza! (32:43)
  • Justin wants a radical shark vehicle. (40:28)
  • Butcher Box’s bacon is legit! (42:42)
  • Do you believe the hype around Chinese real estate, crypto, and NFTs? (46:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on doing only the big 4 lifts with no other accessories? (57:16)
  • #Quah question #2 - What broscience did you do in the past that still holds true today? (1:03:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – How to know when you're training too much for your goals? (1:10:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some ways to deal with protein farts? (1:13:35)

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Nov 15, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover the importance of mobility for injury prevention, improved productivity, and improved workouts.

  • How pain today is much more connected to not moving enough. (2:11)
  • What made Adam stop his boot camp business and focus more on making people feel good. (4:44)
  • The two biggest flaws with how people approach their pain in the workplace. (7:42)
  • Why your body is only ever as strong and mobile as it NEEDS to be. (10:32)
  • Mobility is a prerequisite. (13:19)
  • Mobility has to be ACTIVE. (15:30)
  • How to train the body to make good posture feel more natural. (17:39)
  • You MUST change your mentality surrounding mobility. (24:04)
  • Why feedback is so important when first starting your mobility training. (26:01)
  • Stretch with PURPOSE. (28:19)
  • Increase your productivity at work by taking mobility breaks. (30:31)
  • How improving your mobility unlocks the potential of so many more effective exercises. (33:22)
  • Be kind to yourself and trust the process. (40:18)
  • How do I add/incorporate mobility into my training routine? (44:10)

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Nov 13, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.



Nov 12, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between having muscle & being strong, whether the seated dumbbell shoulder press should be done at a slight incline or at 90 degrees, if it is harder for the average person to gain muscle without gaining fat or lose fat without losing muscle, and how to deal with weird looks when doing the mobility sessions in MAPS Performance.

  • The many complexities of working with a team. (3:39)
  • It’s crazy how strong people can be. (10:50)
  • What you can learn from the training techniques of old strongmen. (15:06)
  • Identifying insecurities and how to work through them. (21:51)
  • Wegovy, the latest blockbuster weight loss drug. (36:21)
  • Are athletes taking parasites to remove fear and anxiety? (46:25)
  • Will the Metaverse influence the real world? (49:28)
  • Vuori is on a rocket ship! (52:27)
  • How Rob Dyrdek is someone Adam would like to hang out with. (56:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there a difference between having muscle and being strong? (1:01:29)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should the seated dumbbell shoulder press be done at a slight incline or at 90 degrees? (1:07:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – In your opinion, is it harder for the average person to gain muscle without gaining fat or lose fat without losing muscle? (1:13:10)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you deal with the weird looks you get when doing the mobility sessions in MAPS Performance? (1:16:59)

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Nov 11, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Zack Abbott, founder of ZBiotics, about the fascinating science of genetically modified bacteria and health.

  • What is the microbiome? (3:27)
  • Why is our mood affected by our gut? (4:58)
  • How complex is this area of science? (11:04)
  • What do we know about the microbiome and performance? (16:11)
  • The interesting research surrounding the vaginal microbiome. (19:15)
  • Do probiotics inhibit antibiotics? (21:16)
  • How our microbiome responds to what we give it. (24:40)
  • When did he first fall in love with science? (26:35)
  • His experience taking a product to market. (30:25)
  • Are viruses alive? (32:01)
  • Is modified bacteria the future? (32:41)
  • Breaking down the science of how Zbiotics works. (35:06)
  • Protecting the ‘special sauce’ of their strain. (43:06)
  • Busting the stigma surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). (46:33)
  • Is nature our biggest enemy? (50:28)
  • Using genetic engineering to feed humanity. (53:27)
  • Balancing expectations of customers’ responses to their product. (58:50)
  • There are rules for a reason. (1:02:30)
  • The science of the hangover. (1:05:16)
  • Hard alcohol before beer, are you in the clear? Or, beer before liquor you’ve never been sicker? (1:07:23)
  • What does the timeline look for the next Zbiotics products? (1:10:56)

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Nov 10, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss whether there is an optimal body fat percentage for building muscle, advice for someone who tends to hop between training programs and diet plans, the benefits of intra workout food & drinks, and how to get over the fear of failing when wanting to become an entrepreneur.

  • Is the pump sometimes overrated? (5:20)
  • Finally, a positive way to give your kids a ‘complex’. (13:03)
  • The Caldera partnership has been fully received by the ‘pump heads’. (19:34)
  • Why we should have exceptions to the rule in the criminal justice system. (22:34)
  • Understanding the excitement surrounding the Metaverse. (26:27)
  • Breaking down the Double-slit experiment and its relation to the simulation. (30:54)
  • Revisiting the Zillow conversation and future of the housing market. (39:39)
  • Yet another reason to increase your financial IQ and resiliency. (50:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there an optimal body fat percentage for building muscle? (58:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – What advice do you have for someone who tends to hop between training programs and diet plans? (1:06:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – What’s your take on intra workouts and drinks? What are the benefits of incorporating them, and what are some good options? (1:13:36)
  • #Quah question #4 - How to get over the fear of failing when wanting to become an entrepreneur? (1:18:12)

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Nov 8, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Jordan Shallow about muscle, pain and his training certification.

  • What made him want to take on a coaching certification? (2:42)
  • Do we have the ability to out structure bad function? (7:20)
  • The misconception around the definition of stability. (13:00)
  • Why theoretical knowledge without proper application is useless. (15:28)
  • Movement is learning. (22:31)
  • How really good athletes have a high internal motion capture. (27:38)
  • Vibration moves faster than pain. (32:21)
  • Why he teaches a principle-based approach. (38:05)
  • The neurological underpinning of muscle tightness. (43:30)
  • The value in finding the right index for your client. (46:40)
  • The most valuable experience of his certification. (55:22)
  • There is so much wisdom from learning from others. (1:00:32)
  • The challenge of digital etiquette with online coaches. (1:05:10)
  • Is there a portion of the curriculum that he is most proud of? (1:10:57)
  • Why his goal is NOT to confuse his clients. (1:12:13)
  • Did fear ever set in while creating his courses? (1:17:10)
  • The impact a good coach can have on someone’s quality of life. (1:20:42)

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Nov 6, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • The benefits of the sled for fitness and muscle gain. (4:40)
  • How young is too young for social media? (8:10)
  • Did Aurelius inherit Sal’s dancing ability? (24:45)
  • Dad life stories with the guys. (26:13)
  • Trick or Treating with the Mind Pump crew. (29:16)
  • Why throwing money at the problem doesn’t always help. (35:00)
  • Finally settling the debate of Justin’s favorite flavor of Magic Spoon. (45:36)
  • Why the guys only give Serenity Kids products to their kids. (51:00)
  • The guys still have their concerns about Bitcoin. (54:17)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – What is the ideal way to program my workouts as a professional dance member of an NBA team? (57:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – What advice would you give someone overcoming burnout? (1:07:48)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – What are your programming and nutrition recommendations in preparation for my first bikini competition? (1:22:41)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – What is a good strategy to start eating more calories, building my metabolism back up, and building back muscle to avoid gaining the weight I have worked so hard to shed? (1:36:00)

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Nov 5, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss raised heel squats for quad development, Mike Mentzer’s heavy-duty training, the top 10 essentials for building a home gym, and the myths and facts on apple cider vinegar.

  • The ketogenic diet, the benefits, and the drawbacks. (3:57)
  • Mind Pump’s most fascinating personal training clients. (7:34)
  • Justin’s joints now predict the weather. (19:26)
  • The Mind Pump robot debate continues its slow burn. (21:56)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of the Metaverse. (29:25)
  • What’s the deal with ‘Poopy Pants Biden’? (34:08)
  • Beware of fake news. (35:46)
  • Can you theoretically ‘game’ a market? (37:33)
  • Coca-Cola acquires BodyArmor. (46:01)
  • Jewel is cool. (48:04)
  • Marc Andreessen’s BIG flex. (49:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on the raised heel squats for quad development? (53:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on Mike Mentzer’s heavy-duty training? (56:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the top 10 essentials for building a home gym? (1:04:15)
  • #Quah question #4 - Myths and facts on apple cider vinegar? (1:08:30)

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Nov 4, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover some of the best explosive movements you can do for all parts of your body.

  • The misunderstanding around explosive training. (2:43)
  • Stop blaming your age. (7:48)
  • The difference between strength and power. (11:16)
  • What you practice is what you get. (16:16)
  • Defining fast-twitch versus slow-twitch muscle fibers. (22:18)
  • Where is the best place to put explosive exercises into your routine? (24:52)
  • The Best Explosive Exercises for Each Muscle Group. 
  • #1 – Legs: Box Jumps and Hill Sprints. (27:09)
  • #2 – Hips/Glutes/Hamstrings/Lower Back: Kettlebell Swings and Band/Sled Row. (33:16)
  • #3 – Lats: Overhead Slam/Throw with Medicine Ball. (39:42)
  • #4 – Chest: Explosive Push Up and Chest Press. (42:20)
  • #5 – Shoulders: Push Press and Circus Press. (44:48)
  • #6 – Core: Side Chop with Bands, Landmine, and Side Toss with Medicine Ball. (51:52)
  • #7 – Calves: Jump Rope and Ice Skaters. (53:56)

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Nov 3, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercise they dislike but do regularly because they know how beneficial they are, what to do during rest times between sets, the difference between white rice and brown rice, and how much sugar a day is too much.

  • The most impactful teachers the guys had growing up. (5:07)
  • The importance of valuing money and how to earn it. (11:28)
  • The two worst things to happen in the middle of the night. (23:08)
  • How to justify your meat consumption from a kid. (28:52)
  • Organifi, improving the quality of life for Mind Pump listeners. (31:04)
  • What is Mind Pump watching on the big and silver screens? (39:39)
  • Where are the protests for Dr. Fauci?! (52:04)
  • The Ned hemp oil is QUALITY! (54:26)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the exercise you dislike the most, but do regularly because it’s beneficial? (1:00:46)
  • #Quah question #2 - What do you all do during rest times between sets? (1:08:10)
  • #Quah question #3 - White rice versus brown rice, is there really a difference? (1:15:31)
  • #Quah question #4 - How much sugar in a day is too much? (1:19:56)

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Nov 1, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight was to ensure an amazing pump when you work out.

  • Hack your pump. (2:14)
  • Eight Ways to Get the BEST Muscle Pump. 
  • #1 – Stay hydrated. (4:18)
  • #2 – Eat carbohydrates 2-3 hours going into your workout. (13:04)
  • #3 – Get good sleep. (17:55)
  • #4 – Do higher reps. (22:35)
  • #5 – Slow down your tempo. (23:46)
  • #6 – Utilize shorter rest periods. (24:30)
  • #7 – Apply full-range of motion exercises. (25:55)
  • #8 – Take supplements after you utilize all the free tools. (27:46)

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Oct 30, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads live via Zoom.

  • Fat cells are found to play a central role in cognitive decline. (5:30)
  • Disney satire. (14:24)
  • Shout out to Dads on Duty. (18:46)
  • Mind Pump on effective child discipline. (20:20)
  • Justin is the ultimate ‘flatlander’. (28:47)
  • Vuori now sells flannel! (30:30)
  • Sal is sold on Robot Gary. (33:10)
  • The earliest prehistoric art has been discovered. (37:02)
  • Trump’s TRUTH Social is all speculative. (39:05)
  • “Let’s Go Brandon” is making waves on iTunes. (41:21)
  • Is hyperinflation coming? (44:29)
  • Zbiotics ALWAYS delivers. (52:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to incorporate the MAPS Biceps/Triceps mods into my current programming? (57:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there a point when diet is enough and that I’m wasting my money on creatine? (1:06:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I reverse diet to get my metabolism back to where it was before? (1:16:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you lose weight and still gain muscle, while having to meet the military’s requirements? (1:28:41)

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Oct 29, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to know when you have reached your genetic potential, whether you can over-consume protein, if it is normal to progress on some lifts but regress on others at the same time, and if it is true certain vegetables are toxic.

  • Another great forgotten exercise. (4:05)
  • New technology is emerging in the housing market. (12:24)
  • The importance of having tough conversations. (18:00)
  • Organifi Pure, take it so your brain doesn’t fart like Justin’s. (22:14)
  • To catch a predator. (25:28)
  • When science proves that ‘class clowns’ may be the brightest people in the room. (30:13)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Dune in theaters, and HBO Max. (36:37)
  • Felix Gray has now entered the gaming market! (39:05)
  • You can die from having too much gas?! (44:56)
  • The sue-happy people need to stop. (46:30)
  • #Quah questions #1 - How do you know when you have reached your genetic potential and what is the age that most people reach it? (51:27)
  • #Quah question #2 - Can you over-consume protein? (59:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it normal to progress on some lifts but regress on others, at the same time? If not, what can be the problem? (1:03:22)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your take on certain vegetables being toxic? (1:08:43)

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Oct 28, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the favorite exercises of top bodybuilders.

  • How certain bodybuilders are known for their particular body parts. (2:07)
  • The Body Part Most Known from the Best Bodybuilders and the Best Exercises for that Body Part. (4:37)
  • The chest and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (5:00)
  • The back and Franco Columbu with special mentions for Dorian Yates and Ronnie Coleman. (9:16)
  • The shoulders and Bertil Fox. (17:35)
  • The quads/hamstrings and Tom Platz. (25:32)
  • The biceps and Leroy Colbert. (30:23)
  • The triceps and Kevin Levrone. (35:45)
  • The calves and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (39:02)
  • The abs and Frank Zane. (44:26)

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Oct 27, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the top 3 training techniques for building muscle, how much water to drink daily, whether a week without training is beneficial, and if knee sleeves are necessary.

  • The underrated benefits of the sled drive. (6:13)
  • Eugene Teo stirring up controversy once again. (9:29)
  • Shout out to the #Strongwomendeadlift participants. (19:26)
  • Donald Trump is launching his new social media platform. (21:41)
  • Ned has knocked it out of the park with their new destress blend. (28:31)
  • The top social media app for in-app purchases may surprise you. (31:12)
  • Tonal is partnering with LeBron James. (33:51)
  • Ben Greenfield is NOT a shit talker. (37:52)
  • Hot new product alert from Caldera. (40:43)
  • You can still get in on the Mind Pump x NCI Mentorship Coaching calls. (43:47)
  • What is going on with Belcampo? (50:39)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The theory surrounding the Garden of Eden. (54:23)
  • Astrological signs and vaccines, yes, they are connected. (58:04)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the top 3 training techniques for building muscle? (1:02:07)
  • #Quah question #2 - How much water should you drink daily? (1:07:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is a week without training  beneficial, or will I lose muscle? (1:13:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are knee sleeves necessary for powerlifting? (1:16:02)

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Oct 25, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover scenarios where lifting light actually produces better results.

  • The advantages/disadvantages of training men versus women. (2:21)
  • Seven Scenarios When Lifting Light Actually Builds More Muscle. (7:30)
  • #1 – Correctional or Rehab. (8:08)
  • #2 – Training for the Pump. (15:13)
  • #3 – Isolating Specific Muscles. (22:12)
  • #4 – Practicing the Skill. (24:51)
  • #5 – Adding more Frequency. (30:51)
  • #6 – Deload Week. (36:10)
  • #7 – Some Exercises Lend Themselves Better for Light Weight. (40:39)

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