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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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Now displaying: June, 2021
Jun 30, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about doing extra reps on a weaker side, whether meditation can help increase muscle gains, getting rid of shoulder winging, and the benefit of taking a stim-free pre-workout.

  • The guys recap the “soft-opening” of the Vuori store in San Jose. (7:52)
  • Mind Pump comments on the fairness of the transgender athlete competing in the Tokyo Olympics. (16:54)
  • Andre the Giant facts that will blow your mind! (29:31)
  • The fascinating traits of strong men. (35:05)
  • The psychological term of falling off the wagon. (38:29)
  • How do you lose a nuke?! (43:42)
  • James Cameron missed out on a much better movie. (45:30)
  • Microsoft making some BIG moves. (48:20)
  • Is the changing of the guard here for the entertainment industry? (51:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you have a hard time activating and focusing on your non-dominate side, should you be doing extra reps on that side?(59:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can meditation help increase muscle gains? (1:05:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do I get rid of shoulder winging? What kind of problems will I face if I don’t address it? (1:10:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there any benefit of taking a non-stim pre-workout? (1:15:17)

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Jun 28, 2021

In this fascinating episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with HBO Max’s Generation Hustle star, Ian Bick, about how he, at age 17, conned $500,000 and ultimately ended up in prison. 

  • How does a 17-year-old kid get three years in prison?! (1:50)
  • Why he wasn't driven by money as a kid. (8:00)
  • The dangers and consequences of chasing popularity and likes. (8:43)
  • Blame me, not my parents. (12:00)
  • Why he liked the buildup to the parties, not the actual parties. (15:29)
  • From house parties to nightclubs, the next evolution of his business. (18:15)
  • Feeling like the King of Danbury High School. (22:47)
  • The next steps to getting attention and building his likeness. (28:55)
  • The critical moments leading to the unraveling of his legitimate business. (32:11)
  • The point when things start to get shady. (55:43)
  • The series of unfortunate events leading to being caught. (1:08:19)
  • When the law becomes aware of the situation. (1:21:33)
  • His focus now post-prison sentence. (1:25:46)
  • What was the ultimate high and low of this experience? (1:30:59)
  • Why prison is everything you hear about on TV, but it's not. (1:38:19)
  • What opportunities does he foresee post documentary? (1:45:14)

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Jun 26, 2021

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

  • It doesn’t have to be a birthday or holiday to send someone some flowers! (4:11)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, ‘This is Pop’ on Netflix. (5:05)
  • Sal’s HUGE monumental change! (20:14)
  • The controversy around John McAfee’s death. (22:04)
  • The challenge of sacrificing in your sport in pursuit of getting bigger and stronger. (32:19)
  • What’s really in your Subway tuna sandwich? (42:23)
  • Is it good luck if a bird poops on you? (48:42)
  • Mark Bell is a BIG fan of LMNT. (53:16)
  • Adam’s concoction with Magic Spoon blueberry cereal. (55:54)
  • #Quah question #1 – Would it make sense to add another training day if my recovery is good? (59:16)
  • #Quah question #2 – What program would you recommend to build my shoulders? (1:04:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – Where do I start if I have a muscle imbalance? (1:09:42)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is it better to lay off heavier weights if I am focusing on mobility and technique? Or keep driving home technique while doing my heavy lifts? (1:16:44)

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Jun 25, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how much protein the body can absorb in one meal, the best way to get rid of knee pain, the benefits of digestive enzyme supplements, and their opinion on psychedelics.

  • Sal keeping it real when it comes to sleep training his son. (5:14)
  • Justin’s Palm Desert inferno. (12:37)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Fatherhood on Netflix. (18:16)
  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (21:17)
  • Adam’s wedding experience in Laguna Beach and their experiences meeting and interacting with fans outside live events. (21:53)
  • Justin’s dumpster diving excursion. (27:47)
  • Father’s Day gifts from the wives. (32:26)
  • Butcher Box filets and the benefits of the sous vide method. (36:45)
  • What’s the deal with the John Wayne Airport name controversy? (40:20)
  • Tales of a professional private driver. (43:03)
  • #Quah question #1 - How much protein can the body absorb in one meal? (46:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the best way to get rid of knee pain? (51:27)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your opinions of digestive enzyme supplements? (54:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on psychedelics? (58:29)

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Jun 24, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover 15 reasons why you may not feel well and what to do about it.

  • 15 Surprising Reasons You Don’t Feel Well. (1:38)
  • #1 – Not drinking enough water. (2:33)
  • #2 – Following the wrong diet for your body. (5:47)
  • #3 – Not consuming enough sodium. (9:27)
  • #4 – You may be having too much caffeine. (12:25)
  • #5 – You might be taking too many supplements. (19:35)
  • #6 – You are working out too much. (23:41)
  • #7 – You are not changing your workouts. (27:12)
  • #8 – Your sleep quality sucks! (30:58)
  • #9 – You may be indoors too much. (36:46)
  • #10 – Wasting time on social media. (40:48)
  • #11 – You may be surrounding yourself with bad people. (43:56)
  • #12 – Having no purpose. (47:57)
  • #13 – You do not take any responsibility. (50:43)
  • #14 – Maybe you are lacking focus. (54:56)
  • #15 – You need to lighten up a little. (57:18)

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Jun 23, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether you can still progress in lifts while cutting, if a rowing machine can preserve muscle mass when not lifting, the value of saunas, and things within the fitness realm that they recently changed their mind about.

  • How the guys have set up ‘Mello’ stations at their houses. (4:19)
  • Mind Pump Reminiscences: The anniversary of the ‘OJ Chase’ on TV. (6:35)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Sweet Tooth on Netflix. (14:15)
  • Andre the Giant is a fascinating fellow. (17:22)
  • All things Bulldogs. (25:04)
  • Justin’s new theory on the Loch ness monster. (31:09)
  • The more handsome you are, the smaller your testicles? (34:50)
  • An alarming report on unemployment scams. (39:12)
  • How the economy is balancing itself out and the psychological strategy of the ‘turn over’. (40:42)
  • The brilliance of Organifi’s customer service model. (49:08)
  • Amazon and marijuana. (52:12)
  • #Quah question #1 - Can you still progress in lifts while cutting? (55:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – Will a rowing machine preserve my muscle mass while I can’t lift? (59:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on saunas? (1:04:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's something within the fitness realm that you recently changed your mind on? (1:08:39)

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Jun 21, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with economist Peter Linneman about whether the economy is doomed and how to navigate the financial uncertainty of 2021.

  • How the money will eventually find a home. The impact of the Fed injecting money into the economy. (4:48)
  • Why inflation is one of the most misunderstood ideas. (10:00)
  • Why asset price inflation is a wonderful thing when you own assets. (11:43)
  • Has the Fed gone too far? What are the consequences of that? (18:30)
  • Did we see inflation in the cost of rent? (25:30)
  • Could we run into a shortage of places for people to live due to rent control? (34:08)
  • Why he believes the world is in a race to devalue itself. (38:08)
  • The importance of focusing on social fabric issues. (44:43)
  • Isn’t the price of things going down a good thing? (48:35)
  • The evolution of interest rates and the impact of expanding capacity. (53:34)
  • His prediction for demand in the real estate market for the coming years. (1:01:30)
  • The economics and impact of people buying up single-family homes to rent out. (1:10:11)
  • His advice for the person living paycheck to paycheck investing for their future. (1:14:45)
  • His opinion on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. (1:18:28)
  • Will the financial bubble burst? (1:20:40)
  • What books does he recommend? (1:22:51)

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Jun 19, 2021

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

  • Father’s Day, the most overlooked holiday EVER! (5:00)
  • New potential partner alert, From You Flowers. (7:54)
  • Revisiting the conversation on the visual style of Loki on Disney +. (14:24)
  • The conspiracy surrounding the N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) supplement. (15:00)
  • Why dry scooping your pre-workout is NOT the issue. (17:51)
  • A great example of the power of celebrity. (21:03)
  • The guys speculate on the future of podcasting, audio versus visual, and their go-to CD they would listen to on repeat. (23:52)
  • Why the guys are fans of Super Coffee. (38:41)
  • Creatine and its effect on arthritis. (40:27)
  • The freer the market, the more opportunity for growth, innovation, and giving society. (41:48)
  • China changes its policy on having children. (44:47)
  • How we take freedom of speech for granted. (46:50)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Does the theory of Pangea still stand with the science community? (49:25)
  • Mind Pump x NCI certifications important updates. (53:06)
  • #Quah question #1 – What can I do to improve my physical strength, when I feel like I am pushing myself to my max? (55:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – Any recommendations to hit my aesthetic goals in time for my wedding? (1:10:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should I be concerned the clicking in my knees when I squat is a potential muscle imbalance? (1:16:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are suggestions to drop stubborn body fat? (1:25:52)
  • #Quah question #5 – Do I need to manually adjust my one-rep max number or trust the process? (1:34:24)

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Jun 18, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about pushing past a plateau, the best hamstring exercises when all you have are dumbbells, ways to loosen up stiff hips for squats, and health concerns for the next generation.

  • Which Mind Pump host is most into magic? (3:17)
  • How the guys like to style their Vuori clothing. (8:37)
  • Recapping Aurelius’s baptism. (14:50)
  • That one-time Sal worked out with a Priest. (15:44)
  • Mind Pump Reviews: Is Tonal worth the money? (20:22)
  • Gymnastics and their value for kids. (29:15)
  • The various ways to utilize Organifi products. (35:44)
  • Can sperm survive on Mars?! (39:53)
  • Is the US Navy controlling inventions that could change the fabric of reality? (42:35)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Lupin on Netflix. (45:30)
  • Listener Feedback Request: Would you like to see Mind Pump partner with a flower delivery service? (48:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I push past a bench press plateau or any for that matter? (52:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the best hamstring exercises when all you have are dumbbells? (57:22)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some ways to loosen up stiff hips for squats? (1:01:23)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's your main health concern for the next generation? (1:04:51)

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Jun 17, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin provide actionable ways to rekindle passion with working out.

  • The challenge most fitness fanatics run into. (2:31)
  • Why unconventional training can be a good thing. (5:01)
  • The novelty is what is so special to the results. (8:13)
  • What to Do When You Are Getting Bored with Your Workouts. 
  • Step 1: Change your mindset. (11:52)
    • Unconventional training techniques to change your mindset. 
      • Work Capacity. (15:01) 
      • Agility. (19:33)
      • Body Weight Training. (22:05)
      • Stability Training. (25:37)
      • Grip Strength. (29:15)
      • Improve Effective Range of Motion. (34:31)
      • Forgotten Muscle-Building Exercises. (37:55)
  • Step 2: Stay the course and properly program these modalities into your routine. (44:01)
  • Step 3: Sign up for an unusual fitness event. (47:08)

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Jun 16, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about full range of motion vs partial reps during bodybuilding exercises, the differences between cardio from running and cardio from pushing a heavy sled, the best snacks & quick foods to eat for hard gainers trying to get extra protein calories, and great exercises to improve one’s vertical jump.

  • A podcast to listen to if you are an inspiring entrepreneur. (3:47)
  • How people are ignorant to taxes and the value certain people bring to society. (11:05)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Loki on Disney+. (18:36)
  • Stockpile, a brilliant company to invest in your child’s future. (24:11)
  • Old sugar ads that dictate how silly the marketing companies were. (27:47)
  • Internet sustainability searches up 71% since 2016! (30:19)
  • That time Justin ACTUALLY enjoyed fish! (32:44)
  • Aurelius’s baptism. (37:08)
  • Will the FAA allow supersonic air travel to return? (39:00)
  • The differences between male and female orgasms. (50:13)
  • #Quah question #1 - Full range of motion during bodybuilding exercises, always? Or partial reps to keep tension on muscles for a bigger pump? Or both? (59:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there a difference between cardio from running and cardio from pushing a heavy sled? (1:05:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the best snacks & quick foods to eat for hard gainers trying to pack extra protein calories? (1:07:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are great exercises to improve your vertical jump? (1:14:14)

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Jun 14, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin compare exercise and diet and score which is the most important.

  • Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom. (1:45)
  • Exercise vs. Diet
  • #1 – Aesthetics. (4:09)
  • #2 – Mobility. (9:12)
  • #3 – Performance. (12:28)
  • #4 – Longevity. (16:45)
  • #5 – Brain health. (21:18)
  • #6 – Hormones. (30:12)
  • #7 – Sleep. (40:21)
  • #8 – Quality of life. (44:26)

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Jun 12, 2021

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

  • Mind Pump Training Updates: The paradox of fat loss and is Adam a workout at-home guy now? (3:57)
  • Should we fear sex robots?! (13:25]
  • Mayweather vs. Paul recap: Is boxing dead? (16:45)
  • The guys speculate on the future of CGI and how it will impact Hollywood. (30:30)
  • Adam’s adventure at the DMV. (37:21)
  • When was the last time you saw Sylvester Stallone? (44:13)
  • Special product promotion from Organifi. (45:50)
  • How adolescence has gotten stretched out. (48:02)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there a way to improve strength or aesthetics without overtaxing the central nervous system? (51:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you have any suggestions on how I should change my diet or supplementation when on my menstrual cycle? (1:02:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some techniques for overcoming wrist pain when lifting? (1:11:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I prevent muscle loss when cutting? (1:16:45)
  • #Quah question #5 – Any suggestions of programming if I have a history of muscle imbalances due to my sport? (1:25:28)

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Jun 11, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the golden rules of training for performance, training through pain versus taking time off, dealing with a clicking or popping in the shoulders when doing an overhead press, and whether eating the same healthy foods on a regular basis stops being beneficial.

  • When super talented people can be annoying. (3:10)
  • Mind Pump Kitchen: The guys are enjoying getting down in the kitchen using Butcher Box cuts. (7:19)
  • Justin to take over a high school football team?! (11:08)
  • Wild News with Sal: FBI finds horrific Frankenstein-like experiments at body donation facility in Arizona. (18:18)
  • Unusually awesome movies with Mind Pump. (28:05)
  • What’s the deal California?! (37:42)
  • Magic Spoon whey protein versus standard whey protein. (44:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the golden rules for training for performance? (50:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – When should you train through pain versus taking time off? (55:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – How should you deal with the clicking or popping of your shoulders when doing an overhead press? (1:00:01)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you eat the same regular foods on a daily basis, does your body get used to the nutrients and they stop being beneficial? (1:03:39)

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Jun 10, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Aly Orady, the CEO & founder of Tonal.

  • How is Tonal worth as much as a technology company?! (1:50)
  • A look behind the metrics of the average Tonal customer. (4:36)
  • What is Tonal and why do people use it? (7:22)
  • Why Sal is skeptical of the consistency model. (10:48)
  • How they use the data to personalize the workout. (13:21)
  • What are they doing to customize the Tonal experience for the individual? (16:16)
  • Where does he see the business most vulnerable? (19:37)
  • How do they recruit their coaches and educators? (27:39)
  • At what point do they get scared about people falling off? (29:47)
  • Have they run into any supply chain/demand issues? (33:49)
  • How they are investing into scaling their business. (39:30)
  • Does he see this turning into a performance piece of equipment for athletes? (42:11)
  • Why he believes the resistance is more than adequate. (44:29)
  • How does he deal with the safety aspect? (46:14)
  • The moment he knew he had something here. (48:52)
  • When was the initial release to the public? (53:00)
  • Does he see the trend of at-home workouts changing with gyms opening back up? (54:41)
  • The importance of strength training. (57:07)
  • The value of storytelling when it comes to marketing. (1:00:02)
  • Why being the CEO is the best job in the world. (1:02:48)
  • What has he learned during this whole process? (1:04:55)
  • Why if it was easy, he wouldn’t do it. (1:07:33)

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  • Aly Orady (@aorady)  Instagram
  • Tonal

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Jun 9, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the realistic number of calories that most active females should be able to consume, what to keep in the diet when first starting an elimination diet, the next big shift in fitness, and how to combat paralysis by analysis in a world of information overload.

  • Who doesn’t want Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster to exist?! (3:52)
  • What does Adam subscribe to? (8:07)
  • A man who sold invisible art for $18K. (22:48)
  • The guys speculate on what people will spend their money on post COVID. (27:11)
  • Something you may not know about Harley-Davidson and the dangers of motorcycles. (28:38)
  • The incredible benefits of cannabinoids when it comes to inflammation. (36:23)
  • Mind Pump Workouts: Current programming, nutrition updates, and the value of consistent training as you get older. (39:44)
  • Mind Pump bringing back an old MIIR favorite. (47:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is a realistic number of calories that most active females should be able to consume? (51:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you recommend to keep in the diet when first starting an elimination diet? (55:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is going to be the next big worthwhile shift in fitness? (1:00:26)
  • #Quah question #4 – How have you faced analysis by paralysis in your own lives and how do you recommend people combat it in a world of information overload? (1:04:49)

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Jun 7, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eleven factors that are key to building muscle faster.

  • Why building muscle is NOT an easy process. (1:49)
  • Eleven Ways to Build Muscle Faster
  • #1 – Focus on strength. (3:49)
  • #2 – Manipulate training frequency. (7:35)
  • #3 – Incorporate priming and mobility work. (14:51)
  • #4 – Concentrate on compound exercises. (19:55)
  • #5 – Build your amplifier. (24:33)
  • #6 – Eat your carbs. (29:08)
  • #7 – Weigh-in daily. (30:51)
  • #8 – Keep a food journal. (34:06)
  • #9 – Add liquid calories. (36:26)
  • #10 – Don't skip on the weekends. (38:26)
  • #11 – Maximize your sleep! (40:24)

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Jun 5, 2021

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

  • Mind Pump can’t fix a clock to save their lives. (3:24)
  • America, the land of opportunity. (6:57)
  • Big athletes and the genetic spectrum. (8:38)
  • The incredible benefits of red-light therapy. (14:09)
  • Adam Schafer, the Wolf of Mind Pump. (16:44)
  • Will computers be able to read our minds?! (20:35)
  • When technology takes over. (25:02)
  • Justin is REALLY into cults. (26:15) 
  • Zodiac Killer code finally cracked after 51 years! (32:29)
  • Mind Pump Dad Fails: When do we celebrate the furthering of education? (35:02)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Haters, social media bias, and deplatforming. Is the era of free social media over? (40:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I change my programming to better deal with the summer heat and humidity? (1:01:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – What programming would you recommend to prep for hunting season? (1:10:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a female powerlifter, what are some correctional exercises that I can use to better engage my lat muscles and not overuse my traps? (1:17:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should I continue to focus on mobility and correctional work, if my goal is to gain muscle and strength? (1:27:39)
  • #Quah question #5 – What are some tips to recover from Golfer’s Elbow? (1:34:21)

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Jun 4, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about definitive ways to know if you are gaining muscle and not fat, the effectiveness of strength training to improve bone density, ways to maintain a tight core for a whole set when doing bent-over movements, and how to build confidence in the gym and not be intimidated by people lifting heavy weights.

  • Parents just don’t understand. (5:02)
  • Mind Pump Movie Reviews: Cruella on Disney+ and Army of the Dead on Netflix. (10:23)
  • Sal’s new theory on why the Government is releasing all this UFO information. (17:22)
  • When conspiracy theories become mainstream. (19:40)
  • Mind Pump Memorial Day Weekend Update. (21:37)
  • Recapping the episode, Why Women Should Bulk, and the importance of accepting and letting go. (28:12)
  • How Legion’s protein powder has been coming in clutch for Justin after his dental work. (30:34)
  • The importance of listening to your gut. (32:23)
  • The scientific reason why women have orgasms. (36:35)
  • The value of being open-minded. (38:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some definitive ways to know if you are gaining muscle and not fat? (44:47)
  • #Quah question #2 - How effective is strength training to improve bone density? (49:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I better maintain a tight core for a whole set when doing bent-over movements? (55:02)
  • #Quah question #4 – What can I do to build confidence in the gym and not be intimidated by people lifting heavy weights? (1:00:33)

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Jun 3, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with cardiologist and trainer Dr. Mohammed Alo.

  • Why there is a lot you can get away with when you are lean and fit. (1:57)
  • Why you may be consuming less saturated fat than you think. (5:49)
  • The top 10 things you can do to improve your heart health. (8:17)
  • Are we genetically inclined to be overweight? (10:27)
  • How does plaque form in the arteries? (14:19)
  • The truth and value of statins. (16:44)
  • Why being in a calorie surplus leads to obesity. (23:25)
  • The importance of building muscle to reduce cardiovascular mortality. (30:43)
  • Why you can’t argue with studies when it comes to the benefits of resistance training. (37:48)
  • The value of having a balanced approach with it comes to your training modalities. (39:23)
  • Why the more muscle you have the more your body becomes insulin resistant. (41:38)
  • Are there any supplements that help improve heart health? (47:38)
  • Dr. Alo’s take on SARMS. (50:00)
  • Does he recommend taking aspirin to his patients/clients? (51:30)
  • Myth or fact: Do men suffer from more cases of heart disease than women? (53:09)
  • How the volume of smoke you consume may be affecting you. (55:48)
  • The obesity paradox explained. (1:00:36)
  • Is he pro gastric bypass surgery? (1:04:45)
  • What attracted him to Mind Pump? (1:09:00)
  • Has he seen carry over from his personal training business to his medical profession? (1:13:50)
  • The biggest problem he has with doctors. (1:18:40)
  • Why exercise is NOT as important as diet. (1:22:20)

Featured Guest/People Mentioned 

  • Dr.Alo (@dr.alo) on Instagram
  • Dr. Alo YouTube
  • Dr. Alo Website
  • Gary Taubes (@garytaubes)  Instagram

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Jun 2, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how long it takes for a metabolism to recover, what to do when the scale doesn’t move when cutting, the value of diet breaks, and the pros and cons of the suicide grip for bench pressing.

  • The best Disney songs to make love to. (4:04)
  • Why Adam is taking a break from cannabis. (8:52)
  • Justin doesn’t do ANYTHING easy. (15:30)
  • Dad life updates with Mind Pump. (23:42)
  • Mind Pump Workouts: The importance of training frequency. (30:47)
  • Adam is bringing his A-game for 40! (34:17)
  • The benefits of walking for all aspects of your life. (37:40)
  • Why the guys are SOLD on Caldera. (42:01)
  • Some Gremlins trivia you may have not known. (43:50)
  • Amazon’s cheap hack strategy to make money. (48:40)
  • #Quah question #1 - How long does it take to speed-up a slow metabolism? (53:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – What to do when the scale doesn’t move when cutting? (57:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your personal opinions on diet breaks? (1:01:19)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the pros and cons of the suicide grip for bench pressing? (1:07:17)

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