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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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Sep 17, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to work out your triceps, training biceps with heavier loads and lower rep ranges, barbell Z presses as an alternative to overhead presses, and what makes MAPS Anabolic so effective.

  • Can a mathematical model predict the best way to build muscle? (4:17)
  • Dad life with the guys. (7:06)
  • The guys give their initial reactions to the new Matrix film. (10:31)
  • Amazon displaying once again how competitive markets are. (15:07)
  • Public Goods doing good for the environment. (17:45)
  • Airbnb to offer free housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees. (19:29)
  • What is the next big industry to get disrupted? (21:09)
  • Access to information, the future, and the importance of protecting your mental health. (30:20)
  • Justin doesn’t know how to chill. (39:49)
  • Shout out to Squat University! (45:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to work out your triceps? (47:01)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is it worthwhile to train biceps with heavier loads and lower rep ranges? (54:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on barbell Z presses as an alternative to overhead presses? (59:49)
  • #Quah question #4 - What makes MAPS Anabolic so effective? (1:03:29)

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Sep 16, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why many in the fitness and wellness industry are skeptical about the COVID-19 Vaccination.

  • Why the health & fitness industry seems to always push back. (2:12)
  • Would this topic have been this polarizing 25 years ago? (3:44)
  • Why it’s nearly impossible to NOT have feelings around topics that are highly politicized. (5:46)
  • What politics do VERY well. (11:23)
  • What the current data shows. (13:07)
  • Why the health & fitness space is the most skeptical over the COVID vaccine recommendations. (16:14)
  • Why if health is a priority, you take action yourself first, before medical intervention. (21:44)
  • Why you must take FULL responsibility for your health. (25:47)
  • What is the risk factor of spreading the virus if not vaccinated? (32:30)
  • How there are lies and anti-truths. (36:50)
  • Why public policy is sometimes heavily influenced by lobbies and special interest groups. (40:05)
  • How you can be pro-vaccine, but not pro-mandates. (45:27)

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Sep 15, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about putting on muscle without putting on a lot of fat, eating a rice crispy treat before a workout to get a good pump, whether it is bad to deadlift with a rounded back, and ways to get stronger after hitting a plateau on the flat bench press.

  • Are we getting closer to resistance training being the number one form of exercise? (4:58)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (9:30)
  • It’s tomato sauce season with the Di Stefano’s! (13:49)
  • What is Mind Pump’s go-to Ned product? (17:20)
  • Be careful of the scams out there. (20:56)
  • Things in Australia are getting scary. (26:45)
  • The Navy’s new weapon actually stops you from talking! (30:50)
  • Escaping the fires in California and the downstream effects. (36:16)
  • Justin, the goat farmer?! (39:37)
  • Why all exercises are good for you if you can perform with proper form and stability. (42:35)
  • Mind Pump Investments: The guys speculate on Bitcoin being used as legal tender. (46:32)
  • How Caldera is helping with Sal’s baby son’s dry skin. (57:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I put on muscle without putting on a lot of fat? (1:00:16)
  • #Quah question #2 – Does eating a rice crispy treat before a workout give you a good pump? (1:07:30)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it bad to deadlift with a rounded back? (1:14:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you recommend to get stronger after hitting a plateau on the flat bench press? (1:19:00)

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Sep 13, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five things you must do if you want to add muscle and avoid adding fat in the process.

1640: Five Steps to Build Muscle Without Adding Fat

  • Sal’s massive waste of time in pursuit of building muscle. (1:30)
  • The challenges faced when trying to build muscle without adding body fat. (6:08)
  • Five Steps to Build Muscle Without Adding Fat. 
  • #1 – You have to send the RIGHT signal to your body. (9:48)
  • #2 – You must go into a small surplus. (21:57)
  • #3 – Utilize mini periods of maintenance or cutting within a long bulking cycle. (31:40)
  • #4 – Track your lean body mass. (38:53)
  • #5 – Prioritize your sleep. (45:40)
  • BONUS: Use cardio as a tool. (50:07)

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Sep 11, 2021

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

1639: How to Transition from Heavy Cardio to Weight Lifting, Ways to Determine the Correct Weight to Hit a Rep Range, What to Do When the Scale Doesn't Move & More

  • Do shorter rest periods cause more muscle damage? (4:07)
  • Muscle memory is a REAL thing! (7:08)
  • Testosterone DOES affect your central nervous system. (10:26)
  • Anatomy 101 with Sal Di Stefano: Talk science to me. (13:40)
  • Justin is the EXACT demographic for Bravo TV. (18:14)
  • Busting the myth that you NEED to drink a protein shake to be healthy or build muscle. (20:08)
  • Fight Game talk with Mind Pump: Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort featuring commentary by Donald Trump! (22:46)
  • What would you see on the television screen at each Mind Pump hosts’ household? (27:19)
  • Do NOT play a prank on a man with kids. (33:44)
  • #Quah question #1 – How would you recommend I break the cycle of weighing myself when I have seen good changes in my body composition? (44:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I build more muscle after spending time in the hospital for ulcerative colitis? (57:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you transition from heavy cardio to weight lifting? (1:07:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there a formula to determine the correct weight for each phase? (1:13:20)

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Sep 10, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about doing isometrics on trigger session days, how to progressively overload the overhead press, the kind of financial success trainers can see without an online presence, and foods that get a bad rap that are actually generally healthy.

1638: How to Use Isometrics to Accelerate Gains, Ways to Increase the Overhead Press, Healthy Foods That Have Been Wrongfully Demonized & More

  • How building muscle is like investing in money. (3:14)
  • Jim Stoppani, aka Dr. Integrity, is at it again. (14:14)
  • Is Joe Rogan too big to be canceled? (28:20)
  • What is the number one predictor of child abuse? (36:07)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: A woman froze, thawed, and survived! (40:08)
  • An argument for renewable marriage contracts. (44:50)
  • How to use Organifi as an alternative way to get your protein in. (47:56)
  • How do you consume your Magic Spoon cereal? (49:16)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is it ok to do isometrics on trigger session days or does it mess with recovery too much? (53:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I progressively overload the overhead press? (1:01:30)
  • #Quah question #3 - Can trainers today see the same financial success all you had without an online presence? (1:05:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are foods that get a bad rap that are generally good for you? (1:17:34)

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Sep 9, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Michael Ruscio about some unusual ways to improve your sleep.

1637:  5 Weird Tricks to Improve Your Sleep

  • Sleep, the #1 thing that can impact your health. (2:09)
  • Why your suboptimal respiration quality may be affecting your sleep. (4:07)
  • The subtle health effects of poor suboptimal sleep. (6:30)
  • Dr. Ruscio’s Order of Operations to improve your suboptimal respiration quality. (10:52)
  • 5 Weird Tricks to Improve Your Sleep. 
  • #1 – Positional change device. (17:08)
  • #2 – Oura Ring. (21:37)
  • #3 - Mandibular advancement device. (25:24)
  • #4 – Mouth taping. (33:30)
  • #5 – Didgeridoo instrument. (36:52)
  • Is modern life contributing to poor sleep? (38:23)
  • Are men more prone to poor sleep? (41:42)
  • The culture of caffeine and the impact on your sleep. (42:52)
  • Is there a correlation between poor sleep and being a light/deep sleeper? (47:10)
  • An option for women to balance out hormones. (51:44)

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Sep 8, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to increase grip strength, what it means to sweat a lot during a workout, the CNS effect of high reps with lower weight vs. low reps with higher weights, and the most effective way to bulk.

1636:

  • The Mind Pump robot debate rages on. (4:48)
  • Highlighting the massive mistake that scientists and government officials make when it comes to the obesity epidemic. (9:58)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Untold: Caitlyn Jenner on Netflix. (16:55)
  • An interesting move by Bud Light. (25:05)
  • Reliving all your worst childhood moments through your kids. (28:44)
  • Busting the widespread myth that as you get older your mental capacity declines. (31:25)
  • The Bishop Sycamore football controversy. (35:52)
  • Is Jake Paul retiring from boxing?! (37:30)
  • The ribs from Butcher Box are out of this world! (44:03)
  • New product alert from Felix Gray! (45:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to increase grip strength? (49:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should I be concerned about my excessive sweating when working out? (56:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is more taxing on the nervous system, high reps with lower weight or low reps with higher weight?(1:00:07)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the most effective way to bulk? Should I track or be intuitive? (1:04:20)

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Sep 6, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Nutrition Coaching Institute Founder, Jason Phillips, about actionable steps to take to build a successful coaching business.

1635: How to Build a $10,000/month Fitness & Coaching Business

  • The lack of integrity that currently exists in the fitness influencer space is disgusting! (2:43)
  • How to Build a $10,000/month Fitness & Coaching Business. (6:58)
  • Step 1: Be able to solve a problem and deliver results. (8:52)
  • Step 2: You must have a really good offer. (24:05)
  • Step 3: Create leads and attention. (38:51)
  • Step 4: Have nurture frameworks. (50:08)
  • Step 5: Selling is not telling. (56:10)
  • Jason’s Framework for Sales. (1:02:53)
  • Providing and over delivering extreme value for coaches through the Mind Pump x NCI Mentorship Program. (1:16:38)

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Sep 4, 2021

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

  • Doug’s humblebrag. (4:04)
  • Glutathione, the master antioxidant. (9:06)
  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) conspiracy theory. (11:51)
  • Politicians and conspiracies. (14:00)
  • The allure of power and control, spiritual opium, and the impact of gaming on our youth. (18:29)
  • When rollercoasters attack. (31:17)
  • The marketing genius of Jake Paul. (35:38)
  • The robots are continuing to take over. (36:36)
  • TikTok challenges are dumb. (38:17)
  • A Mind Pump Podcast blast from the past. (40:44)
  • An update on Adam’s training post-COVID. (42:48)
  • RIP Larry Evans. (50:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I move from high-intensity workouts into a more stainable form of exercise? (57:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – What can I do to reduce the appearance of ‘hip dips’? (1:11:10)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I stay consistent with exercise while traveling the majority of the year? (1:22:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you have any programming advice to achieve a standing ab wheel rollout? (1:35:01)

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Sep 3, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to build the biceps so they appear thicker, the pros and cons of mass gainer protein shakes, training behind the neck pulldowns and overhead presses to achieve better mobility, and whether they would choose not drinking or not using weed if they had to give up one permanently.

  • NO exercise is dangerous unless you lack mobility and stability. (3:44)
  • Carnival Sal takes over Top Golf! (10:29)
  • The guys recap the Jake Paul vs. Woodley fight. (13:58)
  • Israeli study finds natural immunity from previous COVID-19 infection vastly superior to vaccination. (25:13)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Jane Technologies, a company to keep your eye on. (33:40)
  • How competition evolves technique. (36:14)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Untold: Caitlyn Jenner on Netflix. (40:02)
  • Peloton in hot water with the government. (43:58)
  • Mind Pump reps MIIR. (46:59)
  • Fads from childhood the guy’s subscribed to. (47:40)
  • What would Mind Pump do if a squatter took over their home? (53:35)
  • Mind Pump speculates on Joe Rogan’s influence post-Spotify deal. (56:03)
  • Mind Pump’s MASSIVE Labor Day Sale is coming! (59:35)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do you make your biceps appear thicker when viewed from the front? (1:02:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the pros and cons of mass gainer protein shakes? (1:06:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should I train behind the neck pulldowns or overhead presses to achieve better mobility? Or is it too dangerous? (1:11:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you had to quit drinking or weed forever, which would it be? (1:15:30)

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Sep 2, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the pros & cons of German Volume Training. 

  • Why are the MAPS programs so effective? (1:45)
  • Mind Pump Programming Breakdowns, Volume 1: German Volume Training (GVT). (5:23)
  • The principles of GVT. (6:55)
  • GVT’s focus on practicing the skill. (13:31)
  • Why rest periods determine a pure strength focus. (18:21)
  • An effective versus non-effective workout. (22:13)
  • Can you add accessory exercises/lifts? (27:10)
  • How many times should you train each body part? (31:46)
  • The value of switching up the tempo. (37:35)
  • The cons of GVT. (40:41)

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Sep 1, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about combining bodyweight and weight lifting in a workout, whether the intensity of the squeeze or clenching of a muscle matters, how to tell the difference between fatigue and tiredness, and how to program a balance between performance and aesthetics.

  • Dad jokes with Mind Pump. (5:42)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Welcome new sponsor, Path Water. (7:21)
  • Another study tying fructose consumption to obesity.  (8:28)
  • Apeel, minimizing fruit and vegetable waste.  (10:54)
  • Fear and the future of humanity. (21:13)
  • Adam vs. the stranger. (34:13)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: How Star Wars nearly started a real-life war. (37:15)
  • When it comes to the cancel mob, there is no statute of limitations. (38:57)
  • Stock up on your Organifi Pumpkin Spice Gold Juice now! (42:00)
  • Do you wear shoes in the house? (43:50)
  • The origins of random terms with Mind Pump. (45:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you combine body weight and weight lifting workouts? (53:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – Does the intensity of the squeeze or clenching of a muscle matter? (59:12)
  • #Quah question #3 - How can you tell the difference between fatigue and tiredness? (1:02:41)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you program a balance between performance and aesthetics? (1:08:37)

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Aug 30, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin provide ten different ways to kick-start progress after hitting a plateau.

  • Nothing is more frustrating than a plateau. (1:47)
  • Ten Ways to Break Through a Plateau.
  • #1 – Changing the tempo of your reps. (2:53)
  • #2 – Switching up your rep ranges. (6:16)
  • #3 – Mixing up your rest periods. (10:33)
  • #4 – Changing the volume in your workouts. (17:24)
  • #5 – Messing with the frequency you train each body part for the week. (21:50)
  • #6 – Going easier on the intensity of your workouts. (25:23)
  • #7 – Picking the exercises you suck at. (31:45)
  • #8 – Focusing on the mobility piece. (36:17)
  • #9 – Adding more calories to your diet. (40:50)
  • #10 – Trying a more radical workout. (44:11)

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Aug 28, 2021

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

  • The dumbest business of all time? (4:34)
  • Mind Pump on the recently passed Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021. (11:07)
  • Want a blood bond with Tony Hawk? (17:43)
  • Mind Pump’s theory on OnlyFans backtracking on pornography. (21:41)
  • The remote trend of working two jobs at the same time. (25:25)
  • Will we have robot companions in our lifetime? (27:33)
  • What is going on in the world?! (38:01)
  • The importance of your Caldera routine. (39:21)
  • How the ChiliPad can help with inflammation. (40:17)
  • You got to get a good spider guy. (43:51)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I adjust my training routine if I want to build more muscle mass? (50:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I develop my legs having a major imbalance from a very young age? (1:02:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I rehab a deep core injury as a professional musician, who plays the bassoon? (1:23:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should I change my bodybuilding coach based on the information and workouts he is providing me? (1:37:28)

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Aug 27, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about ways to stop binging when going over planned caloric intake, whether 5x5 workouts are effective, isolation exercises that had the biggest impact on their physiques, and better alternatives to shrugs for building traps.

  • Does exercise reduce cravings for alcohol? (4:34)
  • Aurelius loves grass-fed meat! (11:50)
  • The miraculous story of a 1-year-old who survived in the forest for 3 days! (15:42)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Untold: Deal with the Devil on Netflix. (17:21)
  • If you hit somebody, expect to be hit back. (20:40)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Dirty John on Netflix. (22:29)
  • Psychopath alert: Arsonist charged with starting the most recent California fire. (26:59)
  • Adam shares his experience dealing with the symptoms of Long COVID. (29:08)
  • Maximus’ first day at school! (35:09)
  • Do higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in your blood increase your life expectancy?! (38:12)
  • OnlyFans curious business play. (42:00)
  • The surprising popular dating site you may have forgotten. (44:48)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Why Adam is high on Weedmaps. (47:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways to stop binging when you go over your calories a bit? (50:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are 5x5 workouts effective? (55:49)
  • #Quah question #3 – What isolation exercises had the biggest impact on your physiques? (59:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are there better alternatives to shrugs for building traps? (1:05:11)

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Aug 26, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eight fitness myths that will slow your progress and in some cases even put your health at risk.

  • The myths keep coming and Mind Pump is here to keep them in check! (1:49)
  • Eight Stupid & Dangerous Fitness Lies. 
  • #1 – When it comes to exercise, if some is good, more is better. (3:55)
  • #2 – Cutting your reps short, or locking out, causes you to lose tension on the muscle. (12:51)
  • #3 – High reps are great for getting lean and low reps are great for building size. (17:45)
  • #4 – Cardio is BEST for burning fat. (24:58)
  • #5 – Squats and deadlifts are NOT fundamental human movements. (33:36)
  • #6 – Doing something is better than doing nothing. (41:26)
  • #7 – Meat is bad for you. (46:36)
  • #8 – Health at every size movement. (51:57)

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Aug 25, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how one’s hormone profile affects where fat is distributed on the body, how long a bulk and cut should last, the pros and cons of drinking coffee vs. energy drinks, and tips for college students on how to manage school, work, training, social activities, and family.

  • Does fasting cause muscle loss and low energy? (5:26)
  • The remarkable health benefits of Aspirin. (15:04)
  • The crazy effects of LSD on the brain. (18:37)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Wormwood on Netflix. (23:14)
  • Plan for the apocalypse with Magic Spoon. (29:57)
  • Dad life and baby updates with Mind Pump. (33:48)
  • Atacama ‘alien’ mummy, human or not? (40:58)
  • When a 15,000-year-old virus is discovered in an iceberg. (42:48)
  • The billionaire ego battle. (44:07)
  • The importance of taking it easy after an injury or illness. (47:48)
  • How the majority of people are under consuming protein. (49:40)
  • Do you find yourself overconsuming the things you love?  (52:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can your hormonal profile affect where your fat is distributed on your body? (54:22)
  • #Quah question #2 - How long should a bulk and cut last? (1:00:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the pros and cons of drinking coffee vs. energy drinks? (1:04:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any tips for college students on how to manage school, work, training, social activities, family, and not get crazy? (1:10:05)

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Aug 23, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eleven traits that a true alpha male possesses.

  • A crisis of masculinity. (1:24)
  • Learning by example. (3:19)
  • Eleven Traits of a True Alpha Male. 
  • #1 – Embrace the fear. (10:02)
  • #2 – Speak your truth. (13:23)
  • #3 – Always strive to be better than you were. (16:34)
  • #4 – Doing what’s right because it’s right. (23:46)
  • #5 – Take personal responsibility for the bad stuff. (30:11)
  • #6 – Be strong and dangerous. (36:49)
  • #7 – Take care of yourself like someone you care about. (42:31)
  • #8 – Define your core values. (44:36)
  • #9 – Have integrity. (48:01)
  • #10 – Be likable and humble. (52:21)
  • #11 – Be a good father, husband, and friend. (58:25)

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Aug 21, 2021

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

  • Yet another case for the benefits of trigger sessions. (4:21)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) on Netflix. (12:18)
  • Vuori, bringing camo back into style. (18:46)
  • Animal facts with Mind Pump. (21:50)
  • Some good news with Mind Pump. (26:32)
  • The high school football update with Justin Andrews. (37:30)
  • Paleo Valley’s new Lemon Meringue bars are Adam Schafer approved. (43:46)
  • Amazon, the king of retail. (44:53)
  • An update on the guy's thoughts on cremation. (45:32)
  • The guys talk about arranged marriages and whether they would be heavily involved with their kid's future partner. (47:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are ways I can strength train, but also keep my energy levels up? (53:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I gain good strength without gaining too much weight being an MMA fighter? (1:02:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you get back into training after a stint of illnesses? (1:15:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What programming would you recommend for someone who teaches three Zumba classes a week? (1:26:20)

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Aug 20, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about ways to improve dips, benefits of elevating the heels in a squat, exercises that help improve knee pain and functionality, and whether occlusion training is a waste of time.

  • The problems with processed foods, the Western Medicine approach to nutrition, and the selling point of corporate wellness. (5:55)
  • The theory that you can be overweight and healthy. (19:02)
  • What can go wrong when you give LSD to dolphins?! (20:43)
  • That time Pepsi got sued for a $33m fighter jet. (21:50)
  • The modern version of the ‘birds and the bees’ talk. (27:14)
  • When is the right age for your child to get a phone? (29:26)
  • Yes, there is going to be another Jackass movie. (38:02)
  • The evolution of online training and the value of NCI for coaches. (40:57)
  • How the guys have fully converted their household products to Public Goods. (46:38)
  • Are more men growers or showers? (48:29)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: A good time with ‘Zoomquilt’. (51:56)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways I can improve dips? (55:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits of elevating the heels in a squat? (1:01:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are exercises that help improve knee pain and functionality? (1:05:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is occlusion training a waste of time? (1:13:33)

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Aug 19, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover nine red flags to watch out for when hiring a personal trainer.

  • The NINE red flags to watch out for when hiring a personal trainer. (1:46)
  • #1 – FAILING to do an assessment. (3:16)
  • #2 – ZERO focuses on correctional exercise. (7:13)
  • #3 – FEELING worse after your workout. (12:30)
  • #4 – Gauging the success of your workout based on soreness. (18:00)
  • #5 – Showing up late. (20:08)
  • #6 – NOT helping you perfect your technique or form. (24:57)
  • #7 – EVERYTHING is about motivation. (30:25)
  • #8 - Being the ‘entertainment’ trainer. (35:46)
  • #9 – OVERSELLING supplements. (42:37)

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Aug 18, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the proper full range of motion for a squat, ways to improve the front rack position, how much muscle imbalance is normal, and doing social level adult sports and bodybuilding at the same time

  • Mind Pump’s first post-illness workouts and updates on their health. (4:46)
  • The wonderful world of gymnastics. (8:56)
  • A very Happy 90th Birthday to Sal’s grandfather. (17:18)
  • Shout out to T-Nation! (22:23)
  • What is CBD not good for? (29:07)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Fantastic Fungi on Netflix. (30:52)
  • Reverse Recommendations with Sal: The Suicide Squad on HBO Max. (37:10)
  • Are dating apps giving people TOO MANY options? (41:23)
  • Pumpkin Spice Gold Juice from Organifi is BACK! (46:00)
  • Disney’s unusual protocol. (47:16)
  • Elon Musk’s plan to send humans to the moon. (52:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is a proper full range of motion for a squat? Is it bad to lock out your knees? (56:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you provide recommendations to improve the front rack position? (1:03:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – How much muscle imbalance is normal? (1:09:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you do social level adult sports and bodybuilding at the same time? (1:14:16)

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Aug 16, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Kien Vuu regarding what it takes to thrive in today’s world.

  • NOT feeling like you’re enough and NOT choosing the victim mentally. His unlikely path to healing through health and longevity. (1:54)
  • The greatest gift of his life through a patient. (7:45)
  • Your DNA loads the gun, but your choices pull the trigger. (11:05)
  • Is the dogma valid surrounding western medicine? (15:08)
  • The 7 Keys to Health & Longevity. (17:24)
  • #1 – Sleep. (21:26)
  • #2 – Nutrition. (29:50)
  • #3 – Movement and Exercise. (36:33)
  • #4 – Emotional and Stress mastery. (37:37)
  • #5 – Thoughts. (40:50)
  • #6 – Relationships. (49:04)
  • #7 – Purpose. (54:01)
  • What is different about the delivery process of LivON Labs products? (58:50)
  • What are the importance and benefits of GLUTATHIONE, ACETYL L-CARNITINE, and MAGNESIUM L-THREONATE? (1:05:02)
  • How did he get introduced to LivON Labs? (1:09:20)

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Aug 14, 2021

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

  • Why the incline press is a superior exercise for the chest. (3:50)
  • Throwing logic out the window in California prisons. (20:53)
  • The wild housing market in the Bay Area. (26:28)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, FBOY Island, and The Suicide Squad on HBO Max. (27:31)
  • Mind Pump reads YouTube comments. (46:08)
  • McDonald's broken ice cream machine lawsuit investigation. (48:11)
  • Caldera, ‘man-care’ for your skin. (53:08)
  • Sal’s grandfather is a gem. (56:36)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I maintain my strength and performance while playing professional basketball overseas? (59:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do I work in resistance training around a physically demanding job? (1:09:28)
  • #Quah question #3 – What programming would you recommend to revamp my progression in the gym? (1:19:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – Tips and advice for breaking through a training plateau and unwanted weight gain? (1:30:20)

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