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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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Sep 21, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss five easy ways to start a fitness and fat loss journey.

  • Mind Pump speaking to the average person and how to begin their health journey. (2:44)
  • The 5 fundamental steps you can add to your lifestyle TODAY to start your fitness and fat loss journey. (7:20)
  • #1 – Avoid heavily processed foods. (9:03)
  • #2 – Try and hit your protein target. (23:46)
  • #3 – Build muscle to create a faster metabolism. (28:56)
  • #4 – Increase daily activity. (35:15)
  • #5 – Get good sleep. (39:42)

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Sep 19, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how calisthenics compare to weight training for building muscle, improving health and general wellness, what equipment to buy for a home gym, how stimulants affect the anabolic process and recovery, and how to train clients who have lost their period.

  • New Product Alert from Organifi! (4:16)
  • The moment you realize that certain foods affect you. (10:28)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Alone on Netflix. (15:12)
  • The COVID prohibition era. (25:00)
  • Adam’s Vegas tales. (29:20)
  • Cool News with Sal. (33:27)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (37:27)
  • Weird Real Estate Facts with Adam. (39:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – How would you compare calisthenics to weight training for building muscle, improving health, and general wellness? (41:54)
  • #Quah question #2 – You have $5,000 to spend on a home gym, what do you buy? (46:39)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do stimulants affect the anabolic process and recovery? (52:27)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you go about training and nutrition with clients who have lost their period? (59:42)

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Sep 18, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises to target inner and outer thighs for females that don't have to be done on a weight machine, whether TRX training is really for everyone, the best way to combat midsection fat when bulking, and how to pack a healthy lunch for a child.

  • Cobra Kai, a Mind Pump favorite. (5:45)
  • Sal’s great realization. (9:14)
  • Balancing cravings and alcohol. (11:24)
  • In entertainment news from Mind Pump. (17:21)
  • #TBT (19:13)
  • Instant Pot/Butcher Box, a match made in heaven. (22:57)
  • Netflix is feeling the heat over the “Cuties’ backlash. (27:32)
  • How adolescence is getting stretched out more and more. (31:35)
  • Building impact and income in the fitness space. (33:07)
  • Justin’s excitement for the new season of the Mandalorian. (36:13)
  • Mind Pump Conversations: Is the work from home model here to stay? (36:55)
  • Mind Pump Investments: The migration out of metropolitan cities and why rents are going down. (40:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises to target inner and outer thighs for females that don't have to be done on a weight machine? (47:45)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on TRX training? Is it really for everyone? (52:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – Every time I bulk, I feel like I inevitably put on too much body fat. Specifically, around my midsection. No matter how slow or clean the bulk is, I always see midsection fat appear. What is the best way to combat this or at least keep it to a minimum? (56:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am having a son soon and my biggest concern is when he is school-aged and needs to have a packed lunch. I really don’t want him eating this garbage school food, but I feel like it’s hard to meal prep for a child. What have you done or plan to do? (1:00:14)

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Sep 17, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin go into five reasons everyone should squat.

  • Mind Pump’s motivation behind why everyone should squat. (2:45)
  • The common reasons why people don’t squat. (6:26)
  • The benefits of fundamental human movements. (12:18)
  • The bodybuilder mentality. (15:30)
  • Why a beginner should squat. The importance of laying the foundation first. (19:57)
  • The best exercise for overall strength. (27:10)
  • The importance of hip-hinging. (35:34)
  • How squatting speeds up the metabolism and promotes fat loss. (37:13)
  • Emphasizing on practicing the skill and the mobility factor. (39:20)
  • Pro or Con: The popular exercises people replace the squat with. (42:56)

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Sep 16, 2020
  • Morning workouts are NOT for Adam and Justin. (6:39)
  • Weird news with Sal. (9:11)
  • Mind Pump Recommends (Un)well on Netflix. (12:00)
  • Why you should handle the BIG rocks first when it comes to your health. (13:39)
  • Mind Pump Recommends the Social Dilemma on Netflix. (19:11)
  • Mind Pump approves a Presidential Debate hosted by Joe Rogan. (35:37)
  • Mind Pump Conversations: The future of the gym space. (37:45)
  • How to get enough nutrients in when calories are low. (46:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have heard some trainers say that they are anti-plank, due to them training bad posture. What is your opinion on that? (49:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – NASM teaches flexibility training before strength. You guys have said you train your clients for strength first, so now I am confused? (55:56)
  • #Quah question #3 – What correctional exercises would you recommend for clients with knocking knees? (1:02:02)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think about float therapy? (1:08:17)

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Sep 14, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the 10 most effective resistance band exercises.

  • How good things stick. (1:45)
  • Mind Pump Reminisces on the history of resistance bands, their introduction to them & MORE. (2:30)
  • The versatility and unique value of resistance bands. (10:55)
  • The Top 10 Best Resistance Band Exercises. (18:13)
    • #1 – Band bodyweight hip thrusts. (18:56)
    • #2 – Band squats. (21:24)
    • #3 – Band stiff-legged deadlifts. (24:21)
    • #4 – Band Pushups. (27:19)
    • #5 – Straight arm pulldowns with bands. (29:09)
    • #6 – Band pull-aparts. (31:18)
    • #7 – Band upright rows. (33:35)
    • #8 – Band hammer curls. (33:35)
    • #9 – Band overhead tricep extensions. (37:48)
    • #10 – Band wood chops. (41:13)

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Sep 12, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to develop the upper chest, the consequences of eating below the minimum daily requirement of fat,  whether running with a plastic bag over the upper body helps burn more calories, and how smoking weed impacts gains.

  • TV from back in the day. (4:27)
  • Adam’s insecure moment. (6:54)
  • California looks like Mars. (10:55)
  • The controversial business of private firefighting. (13:07)
  • Courteney Andrews is on a mission. (17:15)
  • Mind Pump Reviews Mulan on Disney+. (19:42)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite Disney films. (22:05)
  • We are living in the greatest time alive for conspiracy theories. (23:15)
  • Facebook backlash. (24:48)
  • The Madden 2021 controversy. (29:41)
  • Unconscious learning underlies belief in God, study suggests. (32:49)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (37:11)
  • How the Pluto Pillow eliminated Sal’s neck pain. (40:34)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do you develop the upper chest? (43:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the consequences of eating below the minimum daily requirement of fat? (50:39)
  • #Quah question #3 – Does running with a plastic bag over the upper body help burn more calories? (54:48)
  • #Quah question #4 - Can smoking weed impact gains? (58:08)

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Sep 11, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the top three or four supplemental exercises to boost overall deadlift strength, research about squats compressing spine, doing more sets when you are not getting sore, and their best financial advice for newlyweds.

  • Masterworks, the stock market for paintings. (5:10)
  • Marijuana news with Adam Schafer. (7:37)
  • Making sauce with the Di Stefano’s. (13:22)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Away on Netflix and Robin’s Wish on Prime Video. (22:18)
  • The Andrews go creek walking. (29:12)
  • Magic Spoon and Public Goods are exploding! (31:20)
  • More shenanigans going on with California’s government officials. (33:44)
  • Justin’s ‘redneck’ wasp trap hack. (37:16)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the top three or four supplemental exercises you can do to boost overall deadlift strength? (39:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – My dad’s doctor told him he shouldn’t squat because it compresses your spine when you load weight on your back. Instead, he just does leg presses. Is there any research you’ve seen about squats compressing your spine? (44:52)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you are not getting sore, should you do more sets in your workout? (53:02)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your best financial advice for newlyweds? (57:05)

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Sep 10, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin lay out steps to dramatically improve your squat in just 90 days.

  • Why is the squat so important? (3:48)
  • A valuable measure of your body’s progression. (5:07)
  • The impact squats have on your joints and muscles. (7:38)
  • The difference between a partial and full squat. (11:24)
  • How to get to the point where you can squat fully with good control and strength in 90 days (with caveats). (11:58)
  • What do the FIRST 30 days look like? (19:00)
  • What does the SECOND 30 days look like? (29:41)
  • What do the FINAL 30 days look like? (33:38)

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Sep 9, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how a picky person can get more protein into their diet, why the dumbbell pullover has fallen out a favor, good priming movements for golfers, and what to do off days to stimulate muscle growth.

  • Mind Pump Testimonials. (6:59)
  • Awkward sex scenes in movies. (14:48)
  • How to stay consistent when life gets in the way. (21:09)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite moments in lifting. (25:50)
  • Reminiscing over old home movies and pictures. (28:20)
  • Weird science with Sal. (33:28)
  • Entering the home stretch for Baby Di Stefano’s arrival. (38:22)
  • Sal’s sleep routine hack. (43:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – I am an extremely picky person and it’s hard for me to eat meat every day. I don’t like whey protein and I can’t eat enough eggs in the day to meet my protein intake. What options do I have left? (46:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – Why do you think the dumbbell pullover has fallen out a favor in the fitness community? When people like Arnold, and others in his time, used it regularly? Especially since it’s referred to the squat of the upper body? (55:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are good priming movements for golfers? (1:00:12)
  • #Quah question #4 – While doing a three-day full-body routine, what do you recommend doing on the off days to stimulate muscle growth? I’ve heard Sal promote trigger sessions. Can you explain what those are and how those help? (1:04:52)

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Sep 7, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk how to eat and train before, during and after pregnancy.

  • The benefits of proper activity before, during, and after pregnancy. (2:25)
  • The real work is done NOW. (5:02)
  • The goals of exercise and pregnancy. (7:32)
  • Let’s talk about insulin sensitivity. (10:05)
  • The common mistakes made. (15:00)
  • How to Train Before, During & After Pregnancy. (17:20)
    • The 1st trimester. (18:26)
      • Great exercises to incorporate. (22:39)
      • Do your best diet-wise. (26:35)
      • What does the routine look like? (27:12)
    • The 2nd trimester. (27:40)
      • Great exercises to incorporate. (28:37)
      • What does your routine look like? (32:42)
    • The 3rd trimester. (33:01)
      • Great exercises to incorporate. (35:32)
  • Busting the myth of “eating for two.” (40:03)
  • Be easy with yourself. (44:57)

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Sep 5, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises to strengthen the joints, go-to exercises and mobility drills for athletes, the best way to avoid a hernia, and how deodorants, shampoos, etc. can adversely affect our bodies.

  • The Schafer’s have their first scare with Maximus. (4:56)
  • Mind Pump’s stupidest things they did as teenagers. (15:54)
  • The Joe Rogan Experience Spotify controversy. (21:40)
  • The scary precedent Australia is promoting. (28:17)
  • The importance of evaluating policies. (30:42)
  • How you can increase your iron intake by cooking with cast iron skillets. (32:50)
  • The ChiliPad, saving marriages since 2010. (36:13)
  • If there’s no dirt, there’s no fun. (39:50)
  • DILF wisdom. (43:55)
  • #Quah question #1 - What exercises would you recommend for a client who is looking to strengthen their joints due to the fact that they had previous injuries that were related to sprains, and or strains around the knee or ankle area? (45:53)
  • #Quah question #2 – When training athletes, what are your go-to exercises and mobility drills? (53:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – Have you had a hernia and what is the best way to avoid one? (1:00:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you guys talk about how deodorants, shampoos, etc. can adversely affect our bodies and what brands you guys recommend? (1:06:58)

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Sep 4, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to get rid of a mom pooch, eating enough nutrients without gaining weight, the necessity of manipulating macros when phasing into a new workout regimen every 4-6 weeks, and how to incorporate breathing into training.

  • How social media promotes false advertising. (5:17)
  • Mind Pump getting all the feels watching Cobra Kai. (21:22)
  • Pinterest leaving San Francisco. (31:38)
  • Is Carhop dining making a comeback? (35:15)
  • Mind Pump Memes. (36:09)
  • A promising new study in the anti-aging space. (38:26)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to get rid of a mom pooch? Everything has returned, but the mid-section. (40:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – You’ve talked about a study saying the average woman gains weight with an average intake of 1800 calories. But we technically need more to meet our nutrient needs. How do we combat this? Can we really eat more calories without gaining weight? (52:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should I be manipulating my macros every time I phase into a new workout regimen every 4-6 weeks? (1:00:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – Stuart McGill has talked about breathing mechanics being an important step indicator in back health. How would you incorporate breathing into training? (1:04:53)

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Sep 3, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss common issues with the knees and how to prevent and correct knee pain.

  • What about the knees? (3:10)
  • How to distinguish acute versus chronic pain. (4:25)
  • What the knee is designed to do. (7:07)
  • The importance of addressing the root cause to alleviate knee pain. (9:48)
  • The false sense of stability. (14:20)
  • There is NO such thing as “bad knees.” (16:40)
  • Step #1 – Become stabile in your hips, knees, and ankles. (18:48)
  • Step #2 – Get stronger in the RIGHT way. (24:07)
  • Step #3 – Address hip mobility. (27:20)
  • Step #4 – Gain a better connection to your ankles and feet. (31:00)
    • The intent of the exercise matters! (38:01)
  • Step #5 – Target and focus on balancing your inflammatory system. (39:13)

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  • Justin Brink DC (@dr.justinbrink) on Instagram
Sep 2, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to help really overweight clients lose weight, whether creatine benefits women, ways to deal with anxiety, and how to prevent becoming burnt out as a trainer.

  • Squatch needs more manly scents. (5:13)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (8:00)
  • The moment that Sal’s world was shattered! (8:49)
  • No medicine can replace a healthy body. (11:53)
  • The Andrews Family has returned home. (21:30)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Cobra Kai on Netflix. (28:37)
  • How Sal used the Joovv light to assist with his recent back pain. (30:52)
  • Sal is back trolling on social media. (33:36)
  • Justin recommends Bill & Ted Face the Music on video on demand. (35:48)
  • Will baby Di Stefano be a boy or a girl? (38:32)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you please share your success stories of helping really overweight clients and how you helped them? It is such a different journey than training athletes and people who just want to lose a few pounds. (53:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – Creatine for women, yay, or nay? (1:07:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is your go-to thing for dealing with anxiety? From simple stimulation or something major that life throws at you, like Justin’s evacuation? (1:11:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – As a trainer, how do you prevent yourself from burning out? Especially emotionally? (1:19:48)

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Aug 31, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the four main reasons why people have a hard time building their butt and what they can do about it.

  • The JLo effect. (2:40)
  • The 4 Reasons Why People Struggle to Build Their Butt. (4:00)
    • #1 - Exercise selection. (8:50)
      • Not all exercises are created equal. (10:30)
      • The BEST butt building exercises. (14:10)
    • #2 - Poor muscle recruitment patterns. (19:38)
    • #3 - How your programming is designed. (26:37)
      • Cardio is NOT your friend. (29:43)
      • The value of hiring a good trainer. (31:44)
    • #4 - Poor nutrition. (33:48)
      • Where do I start? (35:23)

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Aug 29, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the most chronically under-trained muscle group for most people, programming endurance into your workouts without sacrificing muscle growth, what constitutes a processed food, and whether gluttony is a fair criticism of Christianity.

1369: The Most Under-Trained Muscle, How to Preserve Muscle While Training for Endurance, the Benefits of Limiting Processed Foods & More

  • Adam’s tech surprise. (5:10)
  • Dad jokes are great. (9:37)
  • How the Pluto Pillow is a game-changer when it comes to great sleep. (10:20)
  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (13:19)
  • How every parent loves compliments, teenage growing pains & MORE. (16:26)
  • Mind Pump Reminisces: Their first experiences in the gym, the supplements they took from back in the day & MORE. (20:20)
  • Walmart putting their name in the hat for TikTok. (29:30)
  • Bella Thorne x OnlyFans. (31:48)
  • Sports are pissing people off. (33:45)
  • How Call of Duty is trying to educate their users. (38:47)
  • Adam has a bone to pick with Hard Knocks. (40:10)
  • Sal loves Adam’s Organifi “balls.” (43:20)
  • The most regretted college majors (and the least). (44:09)
  • Caught cheating on Google maps. (46:04)
  • Win a day with the Mind Pump Media Crew! #AppearOnMindPump (47:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the most chronically under-trained muscle group for most people? (49:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – I just did a week of steep mountain trekking and realized I have undertrained endurance. I currently lift weights 3-6 days a week. How do I program endurance or uphill trekking training into my workouts without sacrificing muscle growth? Is this possible? (56:05)
  • #Quah question #3 - What actually constitutes processed foods? Is protein powder processed? How about protein bars or yogurt? Where do you draw the line? (1:02:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you think gluttony is a fair criticism of Christianity? Have you seen clients or other use faith to back up gluttony? (1:11:14)

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  • Gary Vay-Ner-Chuk (@garyvee) on Instagram
  • Organifi (@organifi) on Instagram
Aug 28, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to keep muscle while cutting, whether smelling salts actually do anything physically to help you lift, how often you should to do mobility work for each body part, and staying healthy while transitioning into a more intuitive, less calculated lifestyle.

  • Why the sleepy face Justin? (5:40)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, High Score on Netflix. (8:05)
  • Mind Pump’s “Choose your character.” (17:49)
  • Paleo Valley, high-quality nutrient-dense products in pill or food form. (22:02)
  • KFC is pulling back their classic slogan amid the pandemic. (24:25)
  • When a bodybuilder does American Ninja Warrior. (28:35)
  • Good on the owners of Atilis Gym. (33:42)
  • Taking advantage of the system, the PPP loan fraud scheme. (36:01)
  • Another study supporting the benefits of resistance training. (39:01)
  • Deion Sanders x Barstool Sports. (40:40)
  • Sending prayers to Adam’s bulldog. (42:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to keep muscle while cutting? Is it possible to build muscle while in a deficit? (48:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do smelling salts do anything physically to help you lift? I heard one powerlifter say it helps open up your sinuses for easier breathing, but is that accurate? (54:32)
  • #Quah question #3 - How often should I do mobility work for each body part? I have multiple areas hindering my lifts, but find it hard to find the time needed each day. (1:01:10)
  • #Quah question #4 – I have been tracking and working with an online trainer for a while, but the constant tracking, measuring, and weighing has started to become an issue for my mental health. What are your suggested steps for someone who wants to continue to stay healthy, but also wants to transition into a more intuitive, less calculated lifestyle? (1:05:49)

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Aug 27, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss five different ways to signal your body to add muscle.

  • Piecing together the adaptation process and sending the RIGHT signals to your body. (2:08)
  • The 5 Most Powerful Signals that Tell Your Body to Build Muscle. 
    • #1 – Get stronger. (7:50)
    • #2 - The pump. (15:32)
    • #3 – Learning to increase your workload slowly over time. (22:20)
    • #4 – Increasing calorie and protein intake. (29:27)
    • #5 – Balancing your hormones by getting healthy. (34:54)

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Aug 26, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about gymnastic rings, good performance goals to focus on, the primary and accessory exercises to program into a full body training routine, and their thoughts on bootcamps.

  • Adam versus the bear. (6:30)
  • It smells like a campfire in the bay area. (20:01)
  • Updates on the evacuation notice for the Andrews family. (20:47)
  • Putting things in perspective. (30:00)
  • The online market is exploding for trainers. (37:09)
  • A conversation surrounding the value of going to college and how statistics are misleading. (42:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is your opinion on gymnastic rings? (50:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – You guys often push to achieve performance goals versus aesthetic goals. What are some performance goals that I can focus on achieving, such as greater mobility or strength goals? (54:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you were programming a full-body routine, what primary exercises would you build it around and how would you rotate in other accessory exercises? (1:04:41)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on boot camps? I’m a trainer who focuses more on one-on-one training, but there are other trainers in my gym who do more group HIIT training. My concern is that the average person has high stress and performing these high-intensity exercises is only exacerbating that. I am supposed to be taking over some of those classes, but I worry that they are doing more harm than good. (1:12:56)

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Aug 24, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Aaron Alexander, author of The Align Method, about the importance of posture, mobility, and movement on health and longevity.

  • The interesting dance with your ego. (3:53)
  • The detriments of leading with your imposter versus authentic self. (6:09)
  • The perception of safety. (10:12)
  • How humans are extremely complex. (12:55)
  • The stigma around cannabis. (15:08)
  • The practiced skill of thinking slowly. (16:52)
  • Disorganization can lead to parasites. (18:33)
  • The skill of reading body language. (21:11)
  • Always question the things you feel most passionate about. (23:05)
  • How your thoughts and moods affect your movements. (27:12)
  • How there is a lot of wisdom in spiritual practices. (30:42)
  • Do people store emotions in their bodies? (33:34)
  • How we are a product of our childhood. (40:30)
  • The fine line of not letting your insecurities consume you. (45:23)
  • How your perception of yourself impacts the way that you carry your movement. (48:57)
  • Best practices to be a happier person. (59:14)
  • The importance of disrupting your day to day life. (1:05:17)
  • Be more honest with your biology. (1:08:45)
  • Consistent movement matters. (1:14:47)
  • Leveraging leverage. (1:27:18)
  • Best practices to incorporate hip hinging into your daily life. (1:29:36)
  • The Western Medicine bottle. (1:32:43)
  • The power of proper nasal breathing. (1:35:15)
  • Are we heading towards being plugged in? (1:42:34)
  • Our perceived happiness over possessions rather than people. (1:45:20)
  • How LA is like an oven. (1:54:05)
  • Are you consumed by the game or a witness? (1:55:51)
  • Ancient wisdom and science have polarities. (2:01:22)
  • The unintended consequences of capturing rather than viewing. (2:06:26)

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Aug 22, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effects of low carb diets on hormones, science that proves “old man strength,” branding and marketing in order to appeal to both men and women, and how to tackle the obesity epidemic.

  • Mind Pump Kitchen: “No-Bake” Organifi protein balls. (5:39)
  • Mind Pump, BIG gaming guys. (7:07)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Mythic Quest on Apple+. (9:35)
  • Parents are guard dogs. (11:00)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (13:45)
  • Beware of things that are too good to be true. (15:24)
  • Introducing Mind Pump’s newest sponsor, Oli Pop. (24:15)
  • Get your tin foil hats on! 750 million GMO mosquitoes to be released in Florida. (30:19)
  • The benefits of slowing down your reps to get better results. (35:11)
  • Another case for the benefits of priming. (38:25)
  • Want to be Bud Light’s Chief ‘Meme’ Officer?! (40:15)
  • The social justice warriors are foaming at the mouth! The latest victim of cancel culture. (42:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the effects of low carb diets on hormones? (48:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there any science that proves “old man strength” is really a thing? (53:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – How much do you think about your branding and marketing in order to appeal to both men and women? (57:23)
  • #Quah question #4 – Here's the scenario, the President appoints Mind Pump Media to address the country's obesity epidemic. What’s the first issue you tackle and how do you approach it? (1:08:25)

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Aug 21, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether wearing a weighted vest or a hoodie during cardio makes a difference in the amount of calories burned, difference between introducing new exercises for the sake of stimulating versus confusing, whether pregnant women need to change the way they lift, and the first thing they will do when the pandemic is finally over.

  • Mind Pump’s goal for the world. (4:33)
  • The healthy supplement trends. (22:55)
  • Mind Pump’s conflicted feelings surrounding Magic Spoon cereal. (24:52)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, (Un)Well on Netflix. (28:50)
  • Adam’s sauna prank on Justin. (36:25)
  • Cardi B interviews Joe Biden. What world are we living in?! (39:45)
  • California is burning. (44:43)
  • Google can now predict earthquakes. (45:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does wearing a weighted vest or a hoodie during cardio really make a difference in the number of calories burned? Or is it like the oxygen restriction masks and just to perceive difficulty? (48:52)
  • #Quah question #2 – In a recent episode you talked about the importance of introducing new exercises to elicit a new stimulus and to work muscles in a novel way. In previous episodes, you have mentioned that there is no need to confuse muscles and that progressive overload is the principle that will stimulate muscle growth. Can you elaborate and clarify the difference between introducing new exercises for the sake of stimulating versus confusing? (53:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do pregnant women need to change the way they lift? (59:30
  • #Quah question #4 – When the pandemic is finally over, what will be the first thing that you will do that you haven’t been able to do? (1:10:15)

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Aug 20, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss what you can learn about building muscle from prison inmates, gymnasts, and sprinters.

  • How there is a lot to learn about building muscle from other modalities. (4:10)
  • The biggest mistake you can make in fitness. (11:15)
  • Evolve or die. (14:05)
  • What you can learn about muscle building from prison inmates. (17:25)
    • Utilize extreme frequency. (19:07)
    • Creativity. (25:36)
    • Forced discipline. (29:25)
  • What you can learn about muscle building from gymnasts. (31:57)
    • The use of high-tension isometrics. (32:07)
    • Don’t workout, practice. (40:49)
    • Address mobility and full range of motion. (45:20)
  • What you can learn about muscle building from sprinters. (49:55)
    • Train explosively. (50:29)
    • Apply long rest periods. (58:40)
  • The benefits and values of MAPS Programs. (59:55)

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Aug 19, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to know if your workout is adequately creating a muscle building signal, the importance of getting mirrors for your home gym, whether teenagers should focus on aesthetics after being introduced to resistance training, and tips on cultivating confidence in life.

  • It’s HOT out there in the Bay Area. (6:06)
  • What is a ‘derecho’?! (9:57)
  • In manly news out of Australia... (11:49)
  • Mind Pump’s takeaways from their latest viral episode, Carnivore vs Vegan. (13:17)
  • The new hustle, Miracle Spring Water. (19:32)
  • Why politicians like to target the wealthy. (23:34)
  • CBD dramatically increases blood flow to the brain, study. (28:45)
  • How technology creates competition. (33:15)
  • Doug is a really good cook. (41:30)
  • More companies evolving amid the pandemic. (47:29)
  • #Quah question #1 - You talk a lot about the muscle-building signal. Can you explain this more on how to know if your workout is adequately creating this without going to failure or going beast mode all the time? (49:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – How important do you think it is to get mirrors for your home gym? (59:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should teenagers focus on aesthetics after being introduced to resistance training? And should they monitor their caloric and protein intake to accommodate their fitness goals? (1:02:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – You guys seem to have a lot of confidence. Do you have any tips on cultivating confidence in life? (1:10:11)

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