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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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Jul 13, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the proper way to clean bulk to speed up the metabolism and build muscle.

  • Bulking needs a rebranding for women. (3:11)
  • The value of building a faster metabolism. (9:12)
  • It’s bulking season! (13:02)
  • What is the goal of bulking? (15:14)
  • Mind Pump Realizations: Personal tales, the importance of the strength to weight ratio & MORE. (16:13)
  • Muscle gain is NOT a fast process. (24:42)
  • How to add calories the RIGHT way. (27:27)
  • Sending the effective muscle building signals to your body. (32:26)
  • The myth of eliminating cardio. (34:52)
  • Treat your sleep like you treat your workouts. (41:29)
  • When does the bulk stop? (48:55)
  • Avoid heavily processed foods. (52:38)

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Jul 11, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about shedding the last few pounds of body fat in order to see abs,  thoughts on fitness trackers, eating for your blood type, and what makes them most proud to be an American.

  • A new tool for your tool. (4:41)
  • Blood thinners and coronavirus. (12:18)
  • Are Americans losing the allure of living in a city? (15:45)
  • Alcohol consumption’s correlation to the increase in gun sales. (21:08)
  • Bankruptcy casualties. (28:57)
  • Sex in the COVID-19 era. (31:24)
  • The detrimental effects of shelter in place on our loved ones. (33:54)
  • Parler, not so unbiased media. (40:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have been in a deficit for many weeks and have been seeing results, but I can’t seem to shed the last few pounds of body fat to see my abs. Where do I go from here? (43:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on fitness trackers? How do you think they are best used? (48:25)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any thoughts on eating for your blood type? (57:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – What makes you most proud to be an American? (1:04:32)

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Jul 10, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about going to failure on isolation exercises,
how often you should work abs & core, the 3 most essential supplements a person should take, and how to fix a hip shift.

  • Sal’s weird realization. (3:50)
  • Conspiracy theories with Mind Pump. (6:17)
  • Kanye West’s platform revealed. (15:33)
  • Will TikTok get banned in the US? (20:44)
  • How Mind Pump stores and uses their spare change. (23:51)
  • Sal gets a new car! (29:53)
  • Organifi’s Sunday Brunch Crepes recipe. (32:25)
  • The beauty of ancient architecture. (36:14)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, James Lindsay on the Joe Rogan Experience. (41:00)
  • Reading between the lines of the new social media app, Parler. (45:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should I go to failure on isolation exercises? (49:45)
  • #Quah question #2 - How often do you really need to work abs & core? (54:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you all consider the 3 most essential supplements a person should take if they can only take 3? (59:44)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you fix a hip shift when one hip is higher than the other at the bottom of a squat or a deadlift? (1:03:28)

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Jul 9, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss whether women should eat and train differently than men.

  • Highlighting the MAPS Macro Calculator. (2:17)
  • The lies the fitness industry has marketed to women. (3:57)
  • The self-selection bias surrounding the ultimate body type. (11:10)
  • The general differences between men and women when it comes to training and diet. (15:00)
    • Hormones. (15:19)
    • Essential Fat. (21:35)
    • Exercise tolerance. (28:00)
    • Signs of overtraining. (29:53)
    • Different goals. (35:21)
  • The value of strength training. (42:10)
  • It’s the individual that matters. (44:50)

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Jul 8, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between a good morning and a Romanian deadlift, how to program farmer’s carries into a workout, experimenting with different popular diets, and the hardest thing about being a dad.

  • Mind Pump goes down the Ghislaine Maxwell/Jeffrey Epstein rabbit hole. (4:39)
  • A HUGE black eye on eBay. (12:37)
  • Is Kayne West running for President?! (16:44)
  • In more crazy news coming out of China... (22:42)
  • What does the future of education look like? (25:20)
  • An interesting theory on why COVID-19 cases have gone up. (27:35)
  • Protesting and the coronavirus. (32:08)
  • The conspiracies surrounding the 4th of July fireworks and how NED can calm your pets down. (35:15)
  • How Sal almost burnt down the Truckee house. (41:34)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix. (43:55)
  • How supplementing with BCAA’s is a waste of time and money. (45:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you explain the difference between a good morning and a Romanian deadlift? I understand the weights are in different positions, but you're working the same muscles, right? Are they interchangeable? (47:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's a good way to program farmer’s carries into your workout? What are the perks of going heavier vs walking farther? (51:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you see any value in experimenting with different popular diets? Purely to gain knowledge and personal experience? How would you go about doing this? (57:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's the hardest thing about being a dad? (1:06:53)

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Jul 6, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to add unconventional training to your workout to accelerate muscle growth & fat loss.

  • How effective and impactive unconventional training can be for the body. (1:52)
  • The value of doing things differently. Creating a novel stimulus. (5:31)
  • Making you stronger in a functional, real-world, way. (10:51)
  • Using unconventional training as a short-term way to lose more body fat. (15:14)
  • How it trains and strengthens your weak links. (22:13)
  • Why Mind Pump promotes this style of training. (27:40)
  • Understanding how to program design unconventional training. (30:42)

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Jul 4, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises & strategies to increase hamstring size and strength, tracking vs a calculator to find maintenance calories, supplementing rock climbing with resistance training, and giving unsolicited advice in the gym.

  • Harvard’s COVID-19 heat map. (3:59)
  • A.I.’s massive impact on future societies. (4:58)
  • Will gyms ever be the same post-pandemic? (11:10)
  • Weightlifting and the brain. (21:13)
  • Mind Pump Investments. (25:35)
  • How the coronavirus is exposing poor business practices. (32:10)
  • Why is TikTok so successful? (35:45)
  • Magic Spoon’s request to their audience. (38:11)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix. (40:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have really good quad development, but my hamstrings are lagging a bit behind. What are some exercises or strategies to increase my hamstring size and strength? (45:27)
  • #Quah question #2 – You guys have always talked about tracking normal food intake to find your maintenance, but you have begun promoting a formula type approach. What is the difference between your formula and others you seem to bash in the past? (49:57)
  • #Quah question #3 – I do rock climbing and American Ninja Warrior training for pretty much all of my exercises, but listening to your podcast has got me considering adding resistance training to the mix. How can I add it in a way that supplement’s my performance? (54:49)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you see people participating in very poor programming, and you are not a trainer but very well educated in fitness, should you say anything? (1:00:55)

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Tom Van Ruiten (@TVRisMe)  Instagram

Jul 3, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to build the mid-back, ways to train grip strength, how long to stick with exercises before changing them up, and how to know when it’s time to reverse diet.

  • Justin should have more followers. (4:54)
  • Mind Pump’s staple muscle-building meals from back in the day. (6:12)
  • Mind Pump Recommends. (9:51)
  • Are you a hardgainer? (13:25)
  • Reality shows, the processed food of tv. (20:33)
  • How did Sal just discover the meat thermometer?! (23:57)
  • Lululemon acquired Mirror. (26:15)
  • Why the mass exodus of advertisers from Facebook? (29:26)
  • Anytime Fitness’s misfire. (36:10)
  • Is COVID herd immunity a lot closer than we think? (39:36)
  • The shocking benefits of red-light therapy for Psoriasis. (42:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your favorite ways to build the mid-back? (46:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – I find that my hands give in first when doing pull up’s, deadlifts, and some dumbbell exercises. Other than grabbing onto heavyweights, what are other ways to train grip strength? (53:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – You guys say to stay in a certain rep range for 3-4 weeks. How long should you stick with an exercise before changing those up? (59:15)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you know when it’s time to reverse diet? (1:05:50)

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Jul 2, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover five ways to develop a mindset that will improve success with anyone's fitness journey. 

  • How your mindset dictates your success. (2:38)
  • The misconceptions surrounding the RIGHT mindset. (6:22)
  • #1 – STOP working out and START practicing. (8:10)
  • #2 – Workout because you LOVE yourself and not because you hate yourself. (16:20)
  • #3 – Motivation vs discipline. (27:46)
  • #4 – Consistency over perfection. (33:32)
  • #5 – Chase health over aesthetics. (37:20)

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Jul 1, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how many times a week to exercise each body part, the differing results between low and high rep sets, the benefits & detriments of raw vs. cooked vegetables, and whether you lose it if you don’t use it.

  • Mind Pump’s first jobs. (5:50)
  • Sal is a control freak. (12:53)
  • Organ meats, the forgotten muscle building supplement. (13:57
  • The growing movement of ‘Live water’. (20:55)
  • Gap x Kayne West. (24:07)
  • Lebron James starting his own media company, creating a market for both sides & MORE. (27:23)
  • Opening up gyms does not contribute to increased symptoms of COVID-19, study. (33:25)
  • The direct to consumer business is booming! (41:15)
  • Reviewing Magic Spoon’s newest flavors. (44:01)
  • #Quah question #1 - How many times a week do you need to exercise each body part? Is once a week ok, or do you need to hit each body part twice or more a week to really see results? (47:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you elaborate on the differing results between low and high rep sets? (55:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is better, raw vs. cooked vegetables? What are the benefits and detriments of both? (1:01:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is it true if you don’t use it, you lose it? (1:06:15)

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Jun 29, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin detail the components necessary to get into the best shape of your life.

  • Providing the solution for a complex and difficult problem. (4:44)
  • The Mind Pump Philosophy. (7:15)
  • The importance of a proper assessment before you start a routine. (9:14)
    • Step #1 - Figuring out of your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). (12:22)
    • Step #2 - Getting your hormone/nutrient levels tested. (15:54)
    • Step #3 - Assessing your movement with proper priming. (23:15)
  • The Workout. (29:38)
    • Step #1 - Building the foundation of strength. (30:04)
    • Step #2 - Focusing on performance training. (34:32)
    • Step #3 - Sculpting and shaping your body. (38:32)
  • Consistency is key! (43:55)
  • Creating excitement with your training. (46:06)
  • Building the accountability piece with support and community. (47:08)
  • The MAPS Super Bundle Promotion. (48:57)

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Jun 27, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about choosing between hiring a personal trainer vs. a nutritionist, tips for motivating clients to keep moving after the initial excitement of a new program, the sun’s relationship to wellness, and how to deal with someone who is very harsh on themselves.

  • Sal gets a haircut, looking good for the ladies & MORE. (3:52)
  • Childhood games look a little different today. (12:00)
  • What is the worst place you have had a mosquito bite? (16:18)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (21:25)
  • GNC is filing for bankruptcy. (23:50)
  • Mind Pump Reminisces. (26:45)
  • The value of the trap bar. (31:24)
  • Mind Pump’s proudest lifting achievement. (33:33)
  • How to utilize Organifi’s products to fuel your workout. (37:05)
  • Mind Pump’s Massive Summer Sale, finding a bundle for your fitness needs & MORE. (39:42)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should I hire a personal trainer before hiring a nutritionist or does that not matter? I want to focus more on having the right nutrition for how I’m exercising since I know less about nutrition. (43:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your best tips for motivating clients to keep moving after the initial excitement of a new program? (51:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – What's your opinion on the sun’s relationship to wellness? We are told to stay out of it, but there is increasing research showing the benefits of sunshine for our overall health. What are your thoughts on the validity of the competing research? (59:28)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you deal with someone who is very harsh on themselves? My friend has an amazing physique, especially for a teenager, yet he is constantly comparing himself to others. Lots of times they don’t look as good as him, but he is still jealous and not happy with himself. (1:05:56)

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Jun 26, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effect of combining fats and carbs on insulin resistance and fat gain, whether trigger sessions are useful during a cut, ways they have subliminally molded their children, and the biggest lesson they learned from their fathers.

  • Sal’s going back to the 70s. (4:55)
  • Mind Pump loves their fans. (7:12)
  • More CrossFit craziness. (9:23)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, the Floor is Lava on Netflix. (18:28)
  • Drones Wars. (20:30)
  • Love your enemies and understand where they are coming from. (23:40)
  • How gut bacteria may actually influence you're eating habits. (29:50)
  • How eating grass-fed vs grain-fed meat may affect how you feel. (33:07)
  • Vuori x Mind Pump branded apparel. (37:29)
  • Mind Pump’s Massive Summer Sale is live! (40:07)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have heard some people say that it is bad to combine fats and carbs because it can lead to insulin resistance and more fat gain. Is there any truth to this or is it better to focus on eating healthy foods? (42:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are trigger sessions useful during a cut? (48:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – In what ways have you or do you subliminally mold your children? (52:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the biggest lesson you guys learned from your fathers? (58:36)

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Jun 25, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to determine your true muscle building potential and how to get there.

  • Are the guys hitting their true muscle-building potential? (2:47)
  • Why it’s important to consider what your potential could be? (8:25)
  • Bodybuilders vs sheer muscle size. (15:30)
  • The two factors that influence your muscle-building potential. (19:06)
    • #1 - Genetics. (19:20)
      • Muscle belly length. (19:52)
      • Bone structure. (23:15)
      • Muscle fiber type. (24:14)
      • Hormones/Metabolism. (28:10)
      • Gigantism. (31:27)
      • Myostatin. (32:06)
      • The central nervous system (CNS). (34:07)
    • #2 - Lifestyle. (38:17)
      • Training. (38:30)
      • Diet. (44:25)
      • Sleep. (48:47)
      • Consistency. (53:56)
      • Stress. (55:11)
  • What should you focus all of your energy on? (56:14)

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Jun 24, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether booty bands & hip circles are effective for building the butt, if rest days are actually important, why joints often feel better when they are being worked vs. when they are being rested, and how much they cycle in and out of their healthiest self.

  • A very special Father’s Day weekend. (5:18)
  • COVID-19 Conspiracies. (10:59)
  • Justin, the fan-favorite. (11:55)
  • Shocking statistics of fatherless children. (13:12)
  • The lasting impact of a parent's actions. (18:30)
  • The coolest dad’s in movies. (27:24)
  • The thriving business of ‘Cardboard Fans’. (29:17)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Are people leaving Social Media in droves? (31:48)
  • How to alleviate the physical forms of anxiety with full-spectrum hemp oil. (37:35)
  • The concept of protein distribution. (39:18)
  • The pros and cons of working out in the morning vs. the evening. (42:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are booty bands & hip circles effective for building the butt? What would be the best way to use a booty band? (45:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are rest days actually important or can you do hard exercise 7 days a week? (51:26)
  • #Quah question #3 – I have some nagging pain in my knees and shoulders which goes away when I work those areas in the gym but comes back the next day. Why does it feel better when I’m working these areas vs. when I’m resting them? (59:50)
  • #Quah question #4 - How much do you guys cycle in and out of your healthiest self? How often do you fall off of your workouts or diet plan? How extreme does the pendulum swing and how long do these periods last? What are your first steps to get yourself back on track? (1:05:07)

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Jun 22, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss what you need to know to tailor your diet to maximize fat loss and muscle building goals.

  • How abs are made in the kitchen. (3:48)
  • How people tend to underestimate how many calories they consume and overestimate their activity levels. (6:45)
  • The misconceptions surrounding serving sizes and nutrition labels. (12:05)
  • The law of physics when it comes to losing/gaining weight. (15:50)
  • Step #1 – Learn to track your calorie intake & calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). (21:15)
  • Step #2 – Figure out your macronutrients to build muscle and burn fat. 
    • Protein. (29:57)
    • Fats. (37:00)
    • Carbohydrates. (43:25)
  • Nutrition is extremely individualized. (49:05)

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Jun 20, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about remedying form breaking down, how frequently to rotate HIIT training through your programming, the best way to maintain your physique, and whether food stamps should be banned from use on junk food.

  • The latest installment of the Mind Pump Window Series. (5:50)
  • The difference between world-class and experienced martial artists. (7:39)
  • Bruce Lee Vs. Wong Jack Man debate, the legend of Bruce Lee & MORE. (14:50)
  • They are changing the name of everything now. (20:30)
  • Understanding the complexity of the human psyche. (25:35)
  • Jeffrey Epstein, the world’s creepiest person. (32:13)
  • Space is scary. (36:42)
  • New product alert from Magic Spoon! (39:17)
  • Instant Pot ribs are Adam’s new jam. (43:20)
  • Butcher Box waitlist back open! Sign up today. (44:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – I'm in the last phase of MAPS Aesthetic and I have noticed my form breaking down in some of the later reps. But I also feel like lowering the weight is not beneficial either. What suggestions do you have to remedy this? (48:53)
  • #Quah question #2 – Similar to mini-cuts, can I alternate short periods of HIIT training with more traditional resistance training sessions to keep my body from adapting to the intensity of HIIT over time? How frequently would you rotate HIIT training through your programming? (55:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – I'm at a point now where I don’t always want to be cutting and bulking. How do I set my calories to maintenance? What’s the best way to maintain and how do I know I’m staying on track? (1:00:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should food stamps be banned from use on junk food? (1:03:15)

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Jun 19, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about muscle memory, how high glycemic index foods influence a cut, the best squat to have in your routine, and Mind Pump’s business plan when starting the company.

  • Movie viewing habits with Mind Pump. (4:48)
  • Mind Pump Recommends. (10:35)
  • A little sign there is something else coming. (18:18)
  • Sal has a bone to pick with Adam over some meat sticks. (19:22)
  • The shocking news surrounding Chris D’Elia. (21:50)
  • The most effective marketing scheme. (25:35)
  • Are you a console or PC gamer? (29:15)
  • Justin’s mid-life crisis. (33:52)
  • Sal’s new car choices. (36:15)
  • Using video games to treat ADHD. (38:45)
  • Another reason to lift heavy weights and build muscle (40:22)
  • How the brain evolved to be so smart. (41:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is muscle memory a real thing? (43:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the glycemic index and how does it affect our body? How much do high glycemic foods influence a cut, when you are trying to get as shredded as possible without losing lean body mass?  (51:40)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the best squat to have in your routine? Front squat, back squat, or sissy squat? Should you mix them up or do them on the same days? Is the back squat enough to build legs? (58:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – Did you have a business plan when you started Mind Pump that identified how you would like to grow your revenue? For instance, did you have a plan on how much you’d like to receive on advertising, MAPS sales, and merchandise? (1:02:32)

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Jun 18, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the advantages of eight highly effective and rarely done butt building exercises.

  • How JLo made big butts great again. (3:02)
  • What separates us from primates. (4:58)
  • The 8 Best Butt Exercises You are NOT Doing. (6:02)
    • #1 – The Sumo Deadlift. (7:26)
    • #2 – Cossack Squat. (12:37)
    • #3 – Single-Leg Deadlift. (16:19)
    • #4 – Single-Leg Stand Up. (20:48)
    • #5 – Single-Leg Hip Thrust. (24:21)
    • #6 – The Sled Drive. (28:50)
    • #7 – The Goblet Squat. (33:36)
    • #8 – The Back-Step Lunge. (35:35)

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Jun 17, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to look for when buying supplements such as creatine or protein powder, transitioning from a lot of high-intensity workouts to more traditional resistance training, switching into a career of personal training from something else, and  the top trait of a great communicator.

  • A Kodak moment at the Di Stefano House. (5:23)
  • 24 Hour Fitness closing 130 gyms. Strategy or a sign of bad times ahead? (8:50)
  • The Greg Glassman saga continues. (12:27)
  • Drone technology is scary. (17:40)
  • The Di Stefano Family are Organifi lovers. (23:00)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, (23:40)
  • Mind Pump on the craziness of the Stock Market. (24:36)
  • Why fitness is empowering. (25:38)
  • Is Justin having a mid-life crisis? (31:02)
  • Maximus is growing like a weed. (35:53)
  • #Quah question #1 - When buying supplements, such as creatine or protein powder, what ingredients or value should I look for to know if I am getting the biggest bang for my buck? (38:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there an ideal way to transition from a lot of high-intensity workouts to more traditional resistance training? How can I avoid gaining a ton of fat while transitioning off of cardio or HIIT? (45:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – When trying to switch into a career of personal training from something else, what’s more important? Getting a degree in a certain field? Working on certifications? Or just getting started coaching for free to gain experience? (50:49)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is your best advice for someone who wants to become a great communicator? What would you say is a top trait of a great communicator? (57:40)

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Jun 15, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin list eight highly effective but mostly-ignored exercises and how to add them to your routine.

  • The trends in exercise. (2:41)
  • The 8 Best Exercises You are NOT Doing and HOW to program them into your current workout. (8:10)
    • #1 – Turkish Get-Up. (10:56)
    • #2 – The Windmill. (16:20)
    • #3 – The Farmer Walk. (20:01)
    • #4 – Bulgarian Split-Squat. (24:12)
    • #5 – The Z Press. (29:32)
    • #6 – The Zercher Squat. (33:05)
    • #7 – Snatch Grip Deadlift. (37:01)
    • #8 – Single-Leg Deadlift. (40:21)

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Jun 13, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to feel exercises in the chest rather than the triceps, recommended exercises for an overall improvement of strength endurance, how old is too old for powerlifting, and how someone with body dysmorphia and a long history of dieting can repair a broken relationship with food

  • It’s HOT in the bay area, get yourself a MIIR cup to keep your drink of choice cold. (4:41)
  • The distasteful actions of 24 Hour Fitness and Gold’s Gym. (9:37)
  • Starbucks shifting their business model amid the pandemic. (14:27)
  • The myth of spot reduction. (19:21)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (20:57)
  • Apple is its own country. (22:08)
  • The Vitamin-D deficiency link to coronavirus symptoms. (25:04)
  • Weird Science with Sal. (29:40)
  • More Fun Facts with Justin. (32:45)
  • Bill & Ted are back! (34:05)
  • Things are getting scary out there. (35:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have trouble activating my chest even with common chest activation exercises. After benching with barbells and dumbbells, I always seem to feel my triceps the most. What do you recommend? (37:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – What exercises do you recommend for an overall improvement of strength endurance? What MAPS program do you think works best to increase work endurance? (41:56)
  • #Quah question #3 – Am I too old to get into powerlifting? (44:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – How would you advise someone with body dysmorphia and a long history of dieting to repair a broken relationship with food? (49:23)

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Doug Egge (@mindpumpdoug)  Instagram

Jun 12, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effectiveness of stomach vacuums as an ab exercise, the ideal rep range for strength, popular exercises that are a waste of time, and why Mind Pump has blogs that seem to counter the Mind Pump message

  • Greg Glassman steps down from CrossFit. (4:40)
  • Community matters. (6:10)
  • The scary notion of Marxism. (8:00)
  • Mind Pump fitness update, the strength gains of Farmer walks, the valuable lessons of manual labor & MORE. (10:11)
  • The mindset going into a workout. (18:24)
  • Is the coronavirus a blood vessel disease? (19:33)
  • The asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare’, WHO says. (21:38)
  • 2020 in review: The news is the virus. (22:33)
  • The differences between knowledge vs wisdom, learning desired outcome, going against your feelings & MORE. (25:50)
  • Where do your priorities lie? (44:19)
  • The effectiveness of Zbiotics to combat the negative effects of alcohol. (46:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are stomach vacuums an effective ab exercise? Will they make your belly flatter as some claim? (50:16)
  • #Quah question #2 – When trying to gain strength, is it beneficial to stay in the 3-5 rep range for all your lifts or just the core lifts? (55:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – In each of your opinions, which popular exercise movements are useless and a waste of time? (1:00:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – You have talked about how some trendy ideas are BS, such as women-specific workouts and diets. Yet, the Mind Pump blog posts lately have been titled along the lines of best ways for women to lose weight, how to eat if you are an ectomorph, etc. Is this just for marketing or have your opinions changed? (1:03:57)

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Jun 11, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin reveal eight concrete steps you can take to increase your strength quickly.

  • If you’re getting stronger, it’s always good news. (3:27)
  • Eight ways to improve your strength gains. (6:50)
    • #1 - Proper Priming. (8:48)
    • #2 – Change up your Programming. (16:35)
    • #3 – Increase your Mobility. (23:06)
    • #4 – Bump up your Calories. (27:45)
    • #5 – Practice the Skill frequently. (31:18)
    • #6 - Variable Resistance. (38:21)
    • #7 – STOP training to failure. (42:26)
    • #8 – Frequency is King! (47:26)

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Jun 10, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effect of undereating even if protein is high, how to combine MAPS HIIT with other programs, the 3 best lat building exercises, whether and posture correction devices work.

  • Sal, the ‘Pat Riley’ of podcasting right now. (6:44)
  • Is it pizza if it doesn’t have cheese? (9:10)
  • The ‘eating out’ business is crushing. (10:35)
  • The tragedy out of Santa Cruz County, as told from Justin’s perspective. (14:20)
  • How NED helps the physical forms of anxiety. (17:40)
  • The importance of sleep and how it helps you stay sharp mentally. (21:30)
  • Is this the last straw for CrossFit? (24:21)
  • Was the coronavirus man-made? (35:26)
  • Baby Di Stefano, a boy or a girl? (38:25)
  • Conspiracy Theory Hour with Mind Pump. (40:29)
  • #Quah question #1 – In terms of building muscle, it is possible to slightly hit or exceed your protein goal of 1 gram per pound of body weight, but still have lackluster results because your calories are too low? (44:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you combine MAPS HIIT with other programs like MAPS Anabolic? (48:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – I am doing 3 full-body workouts per week and looking to develop larger lats. What 3 exercises would you recommend to best hit them in each workout? (53:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do posture correction devices work and if so, will it naturally carry over to better form when lifting? (57:36)

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Dorian Yates (@thedorianyates)  Instagram

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