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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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May 31, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the benefits of increasing calories for women who want to add shape to their body and speed up their metabolism.

  • The benefits of eating in a calorie surplus to gain strength and muscle. (3:50)
  • The first ways women were marketed to get “curves.” (5:27)
  • The consequences of eating in a severe calorie deficit. (7:33)
  • Busting the “rat-race mindset” of eating a higher caloric diet to build muscle and promote a healthier metabolism. (9:48)
  • Why Women Should Bulk: The benefits that bulks provide and why they are so important to people who never do them. (18:43)
  • #1 – Fuel's muscle growth. (21:44)
  • #2 – Balance's out your hormones. (25:09)
  • #3 – Feel more energized. (27:15)
  • #4 – Increase's your strength. (29:50)
  • #5 – Encourages sustainable fat loss. (31:30)
  • #6 – Break away from the number on the scale. (35:39)
  • How to make your body a fat-burning machine. (39:11)
  • The Mind Pump formula how women should bulk. (42:47)

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May 29, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Grappa, the chicken nuggets of alcohol. (4:21)
  • Zbiotics, it's so effective it’s dangerous. (8:18)
  • The Mind Pump criteria for partnerships. (10:14)
  • When a shark vomiting a human arm solves a crime mystery. (19:42)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Faith versus science. (24:55)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults on HBO Max. (30:44)
  • The creatine benefits surrounding depression and muscle preservation. (36:56)
  • New product alert from ChiliPad! (42:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are there any changes or modifications I can make to MAPS Performance to enhance my abilities in my particular sport? (45:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would be a good strength training program to do after an intense stint in endurance training for a half-ironman? (57:02)
  • #Quah question #3 – What would be your advice for someone who suffers from an autoimmune condition, to start working out again? (1:06:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are there benefits of multiple short workouts throughout the day? (1:16:36)
  • #Quah question #5 – What are some ways to overcome chronic hip pain? (1:25:40)

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May 28, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best nootropics according to price and effectiveness, how to quit a sugar addiction once and for all, the exercises one should and shouldn’t do when doing low reps, and things that they preach but struggle to practice.

  • Parenting differences between the guys and their spouses. (4:30)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Miyagi-Do Dojo versus Cobra Kai, who is the true bad guy? (12:38)
  • Attractiveness as a social construct. Do you agree or disagree? (14:43)
  • Is this the beginning of the end for crypto? Joey Swoll is NOW giving out advice. (25:23)
  • Jake Paul has signed with Showtime Boxing. What does this mean for the future of boxing? (30:17)
  • Amazon acquires MGM Studios. (35:40)
  • There is a spectrum to intelligence. (37:28)
  • Mind Pump looking younger thanks to Caldera. (43:38)
  • Check out Sal on some recent podcasts promoting his new book. (45:23)
  • Are they preparing us for the end of the world? (47:07)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you guys go over nootropics and your personal experiences with them? (53:45)
  • #Quah question #2 - How can I quit my sugar addiction once and for all? (1:01:57)
  • #Quah question #3 - What exercises should we and shouldn’t do when doing low reps? (1:05:06)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are things each of you preaches, but struggle to practice? (1:08:40)

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May 27, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Wahl Street & McMillions (HBO Max) producer Archie Gips. Archie is the president of Unrealistic Ideas in which he is partnered with well-known film star Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.  

  • Municipal is CRUSHING! (1:58)
  • The hard work it takes to own a business. (4:04)
  • A peek behind the scenes of scripting a reality show. (5:22)
  • What is a ‘soft script’? (7:30)
  • How to structure an effective story. (9:07)
  • The value of focus groups. (12:21)
  • Why non-scripted business models aren’t as sexy as people would think. (13:21)
  • How the pandemic impacted the production of Wahl Street. (17:37)
  • The importance of being a problem solver. (19:45)
  • The value of improv training in being a better leader. (21:21)
  • The pivotal moments that shaped the person he is today. (23:21)
  • The project he is most proud of. (27:41)
  • Why great ideas can come from ANYONE. (31:43)
  • The weeding-out process of creating a hit show. (37:16)
  • Why he is a HUGE fan of editors. (39:45)
  • The treacherous process of selling and pitching a project. (41:01)
  • Not all buyers are created equal. (45:31)
  • Are there particular challenges working with talent? (48:02)
  • What future projects are on the horizon? (50:18)
  • The common mistakes new producers tend to make. (52:49)
  • What drives him to continue to do what he does? (54:35)
  • How does he balance work and home life? (57:39)

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May 26, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises to build back width & thickness, how to drink creatine in order to use it to its maximum potential, the effect of building more muscle on appetite, and advice for refocusing goals after moving away from team sports.

  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (4:47)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite movies from the 80s. (5:12)
  • The origins of the Lululemon name. (14:46)
  • What’s the deal with gold leaf steaks?! (16:52)
  • In more controversial news with Jeffrey Epstein... (20:16)
  • Aliens are among us. (22:10)
  • Were Wuhan lab workers sick in November 2019? (27:09)
  • Why MIIR is the best when it comes to effective temperature control containers. (29:30)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Snapchat run and the crypto bandwagon hype. (32:27)
  • The concept of reverse woke fitness. (42:55)
  • Ned’s Mello, the most effective sleep aid in the market. (45:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises to build back width & thickness? (49:57)
  • #Quah question #2 - How much and when should you drink creatine in order to use it to its maximum potential? (55:25)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on the effect of building more muscle on appetite? (1:01:26)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any advice for refocusing goals after moving away from team sports? (1:09:43)

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May 24, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how “woke” messaging with respect to fitness and obesity is not only disempowering, but is destroying health.

  • The scary direction our culture is heading when it comes to diet and exercise. (1:53)
  • The challenge with obesity. (9:20)
  • Is the mainstream fitness industry to blame for this woke movement in the space? (11:46)
  • Why Woke Fitness is Making You Fat & Unhealthy. (15:45)
  • #1 – Your health is YOUR responsibility. (17:16)
  • #2 – Obesity is NOT a disease. (24:12)
  • #3 – Love is NOT a feeling, but an ACTION. (28:27)
  • #4 – Obesity is NOT healthy. (39:04)
  • #5 – You are NOT obese because of your genetics. (48:35)

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May 22, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump reps Vuori. (3:50)
  • Mind Pump shout-outs to our first responders. (7:00)
  • The guys ‘weigh in’ on the airline's potential new plans for passengers. (7:47)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Generation Hustle on HBO Max. (15:18)
  • Mind Pump Debates: HBO versus Netflix, which is the superior streaming model? (21:23)
  • Is it only a matter of time until AI takes over? (31:13)
  • Words that sound good with Mind Pump. (37:08)
  • Legion, the best non-stimulant pre-workout in the industry. (42:01)
  • #Quah question #1 – What can I do or incorporate into my programming to strengthen my core and tighten up my midsection? (53:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – What program should I focus on being a hardgainer? (1:02:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I utilize the focus sessions, from MAPS Aesthetic, for targeted muscle growth? (1:10:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some ways I can modify my programming to help alleviate my elbow pain? (1:18:59)
  • #Quah question #5 – What are some strategies to get over my mental block of chasing strength and move more towards performance? (1:28:17)

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May 21, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about Bruce Lee's chain & bar contraption for isometric training, whether a 10-15 minute trigger session every day is beneficial for muscle gain and fat loss, tips to prevent and overcome heartburn or acid reflux, and the most effective psychological tactics to help clients overcome their attempts to quit on themselves.

  • Bill Gates, the philandering philanthropist. (3:47)
  • Baby Aurelius is an eating machine! (11:22)
  • Mind Pump are BIG review guys. (13:51)
  • Can the scent of a mushroom cause a spontaneous orgasm? (19:06)
  • All the fun flavor combinations you can create with Magic Spoon cereal. (23:24)
  • Back to school updates with the Mind Pump kids. (26:13)
  • Companies that are incentivizing getting vaccinated. (30:25)
  • Why are more UFO sightings being declassified?! (31:33)
  • Russia, go BIG or go home. (34:06)
  • The value of cardio in the right context. (36:26)
  • Red light therapy and its positive effects on your skin. (43:44)
  • Mind Pump updates on their families and home improvements. (45:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's your take on a Bruce Lee chain & bar contraption for isometrics? (52:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can a 10–15-minute trigger session every day be beneficial for muscle gain and fat loss? (57:33)
  • #Quah question #3 - Tips to prevent and overcome heartburn or acid reflux? (1:02:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the most effective psychological tactics you have used to help clients overcome their attempts to quit on themselves? When is it appropriate to refer someone to a behavioral therapist? (1:08:45)

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May 20, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with bestselling author, Michael Moss about how the processed food industry engineers food to make it addictive.

  • What led him down the path of the addictive properties of food? (2:23)
  • Why it’s not so much that we are addicted to food, but how these companies have changed the definition of food in a way that our biology and genetics haven’t had a chance to catch up. (4:46)
  • The science behind how heavily processed foods hijack our brain. (7:16)
  • The allure of the ‘mouth feel’. (10:24)
  • The hidden dangers of empty calories. (11:50)
  • The money that goes into research development to attract us to these foods. (13:49)
  • The fascinating language these processed food companies use to market their products. (15:39)
  • How what you eat at a young age shapes your food palate. (19:15)
  • How the ‘wanting’ drives our actions. (22:08)
  • Why addiction is something that happens on a spectrum. (26:13)
  • The emerging growth of the obesity epidemic outside the US. (31:20)
  • Do these executives have misgivings on the addictive products they create? (33:05)
  • The startling factors that manipulate our desires. (35:16)
  • The beauty of salt. (39:11)
  • The moment the tobacco guys became alarmed about the food guys. (42:26)
  • Does he support regulations of heavily processed foods? (45:05)
  • Do children have a higher ‘bliss point’ than adults? (52:13)
  • His concerns surrounding artificial sweeteners. (54:23)
  • The techniques behind repetition to build habits. (59:29)
  • Has he gotten any push back from these food companies? (1:02:33)
  • The ways the industry is exploiting our efforts of regaining control. (1:04:15)
  • The guys recap the highlights of their conversation with Michael Moss. (1:08:38)

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May 19, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do when the rear delts won’t grow, how to incorporate neck training into a routine, insulin resistance, and whether pain tolerance improves along with strength training.

  • Mind Pump speculates on Bill Gates divorce conspiracy theories. (4:51)
  • Why OnlyFans, why?! (11:25)
  • Have you ever ‘dry scooped’ bro?! (14:13)
  • The history of Tang, the importance of chemistry, and Ovaltine. (15:20)
  • Russia’s nukes are DIFFERENT. (25:24)
  • Justin’s new diet looks a little similar to Adam’s. (28:23)
  • California city approves a pilot program to build backyard homes. (31:26)
  • Adam’s motivation to get leaner. (35:25)
  • Does eating meat improve mental health? (40:46)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street and Superhuman: The Invisible Made Visible on Prime Video. (43:27)
  • Shout out to our first responders! (51:19)
  • #Quah question #1 – Any tips to grow the rear delts? (52:16)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you recommend incorporating neck training into a routine? (56:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you please explain insulin resistance? (1:01:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – Does pain tolerance improve along with strength training? (1:06:26)

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May 17, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover four steps you can take to stay on track with your fitness and health goals when you are on the road.

 

  • The difficulty staying healthy and fit while traveling. (2:08)
  • The importance of movement. (4:20)
  • The challenge of consistency away from home. (6:22)
  • How to Stay on Track with Your Fitness While You Travel. (9:32)
  • #1 – Utilize high frequency and volume training. (12:07)
  • #2 – Employ tension with bodyweight exercises and bands.  (14:34)
  • #3 - Apply priming movements to your daily routine. (21:36)
  • #4 – Focus on your behaviors surrounding your nutrition. (30:01)

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May 15, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Public Goods, top-notch customer service. (5:02)
  • Have the guys synched their bowel movements? (8:03)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: What is the term for the ‘lady boner’? (10:23)
  • Why Sal has been experimenting with nicotine lozenges. (13:07)
  • Robot candy machines do exist. (17:11)
  • When you drunk text your friend’s girl. (21:12)
  • Is having small calves connected to a shorter life expectancy? (24:50)
  • How Organifi’s plant-based protein powder stands out above the competition. (28:42)
  • Does listening to heavy metal correlate to obesity? (31:53)
  • How Mikhaila Peterson is directing the hate towards her dad in a positive way. (33:22)
  • Who likes to be tickled? (36:55)
  • How to properly read a study. (40:18)
  • Is Elon Musk manipulating the market for his benefit? (43:21)
  • Will things get worse before they get better? (46:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I eliminate my shoulder pain when benching? (52:52)
  • #Quah question #2 – What program should I do next if I have a history of overtraining? (1:00:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do I increase my range of motion after having a major shoulder injury? (1:13:58)
  • #Quah question #4 – Advice on how to improve my strength after switching to a plant-based diet? (1:25:51)
  • #Quah question #5 – Should I be concerned with my increased need for sleep after starting a new workout program? (1:40:54)

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May 14, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the most effective abdominal exercises, the benefit of doing an exercise sitting vs standing, whether front squats train the body differently than back squats, and the benefits of static stretching.

  • Is Justin’s tan killing the environment? (3:40)
  • The Di Stefano’s Vegas adventure. (8:48)
  • Is Justin now blacklisted at Disneyland?! (13:11)
  • Swimply, another BRILLIANT business concept. (20:06)
  • Is inflation coming back? (26:24)
  • The casino ALWAYS wins. (30:46)
  • Shout out to the firehouses across the country! (34:18)
  • The Las Vegas Raiders new ‘end zone’ concept making waves. (39:54)
  • Justin’s “magic juice” brought to you by Zbiotics. (42:26)
  • Are Sal’s hip thrusts out of control? (44:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the most effective abdominal exercises? (49:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the benefit of doing an exercise sitting vs standing? (56:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are front squats the incline bench for legs and should you be able to front squat the same weight as the back squat? (1:00:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you see any benefits to static stretching? If so, how would you apply it? (1:04:15)

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May 13, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover six different ways to add substantial weight to the amount you can bench.

  • The gold standard of strength, the bench press. (1:58)
  • Mind Pump’s biggest bench press mistakes. (5:45)
  • The misinformation surrounding the bench press. (8:18)
  • The powerlifter leverage versus the bodybuilder mentality. (10:13)
  • How to Have the Strongest Bench in the Gym. 
  • #1 – Strengthen the muscles that give you better posture. (13:00)
  • #2 – Frequency is king. (18:25)
  • #3 – Practice getting stronger at the overhead press. (25:54)
  • #4 – Improve your shoulder mobility and stability. (29:37)
  • #5 – Master the technique. (35:58)
  • #6 – Advanced ways to increase your bench. (41:30)

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May 12, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about super slow training, the effectiveness of upright rows in developing the shoulders, whether the reverse grip bench press is useful, and the proper amount of volume per body part per week.

  • Check out “A Day in the Life” Wednesdays on the Mind Pump Media Instagram page. (3:47)
  • Vladimir Putin, the ultimate alpha and the dark world of black markets. (7:02)
  • The money you can find in junk. (12:15)
  • The game-changing benefits of magnesium. (27:19)
  • Mind Pump speculates on their potential collaboration with NCI for aspiring trainers. (30:19)
  • You can’t hide anymore. (33:46)
  • What will the new Air Force One look like? (35:09)
  • Will we see human-robot hybrids in our lifetime? (39:57)
  • Something you probably didn’t know about your iPhone. (46:22)
  • Ways to overcome challenges and adversity. (48:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on super slow training? (56:35)
  • #Quah question #2 - How effective are upright rows in developing the shoulders? What exercises should you do to develop effective shoulders? (1:03:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you find the reverse grip bench press useful or is it just an old-school overrated tool? (1:06:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's the proper amount of volume per body part per week? Is it a different amount for the larger muscles than the smaller muscles? (1:11:02)

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May 10, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss ways to make money as a personal trainer.

  • The misconceptions around the money in fitness. (1:44)
  • How few people get into fitness intending to make money. (3:26)
  • The guys look back at the time they fell in love with fitness. (6:46)
  • How to Get Rich as a Personal Trainer. (14:45)
  • Breaking down the prototype of a successful personal trainer. (15:52)
    • The pros/cons of working for a “big box” gym.  (22:40)
    • The pros/cons of working as an in-home trainer. (28:51)
    • The pros/cons of working in a private studio. (33:00)
    • The pros/cons of working as an online trainer. (41:40)
  • Mind Pump’s trainer hacks for success. (45:00)
  • The art of effective communication. (54:25)
  • The importance/value of education. (56:43)

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May 8, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Sal’s weird injury. (4:04)
  • The Mind Pump wives are NOT average. (6:21)
  • Why is Sal so tired? (14:25)
  • The guys speculate on the reasoning behind the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce announcement. (17:28)
  • Mind Pump Investments: The rise and fall of large corporations and the stock market. (20:35)
  • Adam corrects himself on his recent comments on F45. (28:05)
  • New product alert from Caldera Lab! (31:51)
  • The guys are really bad at giving raises. (36:35)
  • How endurance training is lowering testosterone levels. (40:26)
  • Magic Spoon’s “Birthday Cake” is a HOT commodity. (43:14)
  • The art of food engineering. (45:41)
  • Sal breaks down the Shilajit supplement. (48:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I build more muscle definition in my abs with my current calorie intake? (52:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best programming to build work capacity and endurance for my long hunts? (1:00:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do I mitigate my strength training gains with my outdoor endurance activities? (1:09:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I combine at-home workouts with my gym workouts? (1:17:05)

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May 7, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the Mind Pump stance on two-a-days, mitigating digestive system issues when bulking, the best way to approach training obese clients, and building a healthy metabolism with only bodyweight exercises and no access to gym equipment.

  • YouTube comments can be harsh. (3:47)
  • Follow along with full workouts on Mind Pump TV. (4:55)
  • Shout out to Serene Wilken! (6:03)
  • Updates on Sal’s book launch so far. (8:18)
  • When will the Reality TV craze end? (14:11)
  • How caffeine can be deadly if you overdo it. (20:36)
  • Interesting things unfolding with Adam’s new diet. (22:26)
  • How Justin’s son has taken an interest in his protein intake and building muscle. (30:00)
  • Mind Pump on having the sex talk with their kids. (32:31)
  • The guys address the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan’s comments on the vaccine. (40:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the Mind Pump stance on two-a-days? (41:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you mitigate your digestive system acting up when bulking? (46:20)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the best way to approach training obese clients? (49:48)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is it possible to build a healthy metabolism with only bodyweight exercises and no access to gym equipment? (55:43)

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May 6, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the lesser known benefits of resistance training. 

  • The top attributes we connect with lifting weight too. (1:47)
  • It’s about the journey, not the destination. (2:58)
  • The Hidden Benefits of Lifting Weights. (4:32)
  • #1 – Increases Androgen Receptor Density. (7:24)
  • #2 – Balances out your hormones. (10:42)
  • #3 – Boosts your libido. (17:40)
  • #4 – Improves your mood. (19:25)
  • #5 – Enhances your cognitive function/neuro-pathways. (23:40)
  • #6 – Expands your mobility. (27:48)
  • #7 – Improves the health of your heart. (32:07)
  • #8 – Strengthens your bones. (34:36)
  • #9 – Promotes better sleep. (39:38)

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May 5, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about building muscle strength and muscle endurance at the same time, exercises to increase rotational power, whether lack of scapular retraction can prevent you from squatting deep, and how to get clients to express how the workout is affecting them.

  • Mind Pump addresses the controversy between Layne Norton and Erica “Fit Love” Lugo over the ideology of The Biggest Loser. (3:58)
  • How building muscle is protective regardless of how much you weigh. (25:58)
  • Sal recaps his recent trip to LA for the release of his book. (32:46)
  • The importance of relationship building and adding value in pursuit of scaling a business. (39:16)
  • Sal’s experience traveling post-COVID. (44:27)
  • How your kids can associate their parents with certain things. (46:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you build muscle strength and muscle endurance at the same time or in the same programming? (51:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – What exercises do you recommend to increase rotational power? (56:57)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can lack of scapular retraction prevent you from squatting deep? (1:05:01)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I get clients to express how the workout is affecting them?  (1:10:02)

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May 3, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover seven pieces of fitness advice that good but not for the reason most people believe.

  • Why some of the things that come out of the fitness industry are based on RESULTS. (1:21)
  • Seven pieces of bad fitness advice that are actually good, but not for the reasons most people believe.
  • #1 – If you want to get lean, do not eat past 6 pm. (4:35) 
  • #2 - Doing fasted cardio first thing in the morning. (13:05) 
  • #3 - Doing high reps burns fat and low reps build muscle. (18:00) 
  • #4 - You need to eat a TON of protein to build muscle. (25:24)
  • #5- Chasing “the pump.” (33:11)
  • #6 – Drinking a gallon of water a day. (36:44)
  • #7 – Targeting the different “angels” of the muscle. (38:18)

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May 1, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Is any attention better than no attention? (4:32)
  • Is Adam the inventor of a new diet? (20:22)
  • Mind Pump’s drinking strategies. (23:37)
  • What’s in Sal’s post-workout shake? (26:43)
  • Why is politics in everything?! (28:53)
  • Justin’s brother’s unusual party trick. (33:47)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of Onnit after Unilever’s acquisition. (36:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – How should you adjust your macros after a mini cut or bulk? (48:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – What program would you suggest for a high-intensity training addict that wants to change behaviors? (58:09)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do I proceed with hip movements when I have an anatomical issue, not a mobility issue? (1:07:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I relieve pain from prolonged sitting as a truck driver? (1:17:05)
  • #Quah question #5 – What are some ways to prevent recurring injuries? (1:25:54)

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