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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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Apr 25, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about squeezing the glutes at the top of deadlifts and squats, programming plyometrics in conjunction with resistance training, the necessity of keeping workouts under a certain length of time or number of sets, and current hobbies.

  • Cigarettes and COVID. (4:31)
  • Cannabis and cancer. (8:00)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite concoctions with Organifi products & MORE. (10:20)
  • Targeting protein to keep and build muscle. (14:30)
  • How A.I. could influence the future of the modern-day salesperson, sales revenue & MORE. (20:11)
  • Mind Pump are big Tik Tok guys. (23:53)
  • Weird Science with Sal. (30:30)
  • Revisiting Justin’s concept idea of a self-sustaining home. (31:29)
  • Time on screens, developing social skills, the impact on human connection & MORE. (36:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – I feel like I get so much conflicting information on the glute squeeze at the top of deadlifts and squats. Some say it’s good to ensure you are activating or utilizing your glutes in lifts and others say it’s bad for your spine. What are your thoughts? (44:34)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you recommend the programming of plyometrics in conjunction with resistance training? (49:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you think it’s necessary to keep workouts under a certain length of time or number of sets? Some trainers say workouts should last no more than an hour or that you should do no more than 12-15 sets per workout. Does it really matter? Or is the total weekly volume per muscle group the most important thing to consider? (56:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your top two current hobbies? (1:01:58)

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Apr 24, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about progressive overload vs. the mind-muscle connection, whether it is too much to do yoga, a hike and strength training in the same day, the benefit or drawback to working out barefoot vs flat shoes, and the cause of knees that cave in when squatting and how to correct it.

  • Mind Pump Confessions. (5:34)
  • The future of gyms and the massive opportunities out there. (15:00)
  • Adam’s Addictions. (26:47)
  • Jennifer Lopez is getting sued for posting a picture of herself? (30:37)
  • Facebook crossing a fine line, sifting through conflicting news & MORE. (31:23)
  • Weird diets in history. (36:08)
  • Is watching mindless TV the same as eating junk food? (40:38)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Last Dance’ on ESPN/Netflix. (43:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – I'm really confused. I hear on the show that you have to progressively overload to build muscle. Then in other episodes, I hear that weight is arbitrary and that mind-muscle connection is paramount in building muscle. Yet in other episodes, I hear that practicing movements with good technique sends more muscle-building signals. What’s the deal? Is it all true?  (44:27)
  • #Quah question #2 – With all this extra time, I find myself trying to fill my day with activity. Is it too much to do yoga, long hikes, walks, and a strength training workout every day? (48:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – Given that most of us are working out from home now, is there any benefit or drawback to working out barefoot vs flat shoes or cross-trainers? (54:01)
  • #Quah question #4 – What causes your knees to cave in when you squat and how do you fix this problem? (58:50)

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Apr 23, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to identify the true source of chronic pain and then eliminate it.

  • The most valuable thing you can do as a trainer. (3:58)
  • The differences between acute pain from an injury and chronic pain. (5:35)
  • Why you shouldn’t be in pain when you do normal things. (9:50)
  • How sub-optimal movement patterns create more wear and tear on your joints. (14:57)
  • What mobility aims to do and why it is important. (17:40)
  • The importance of addressing posture to combat imbalances. (18:40)
  • Don’t skip laying the foundation! (22:50)
  • The body will ALWAYS take the path of least resistance. (24:46)
  • Steps to Eliminate Pain.
    • Identify the root cause. (28:05)
    • Prioritize movement. (34:50)
    • Re-gain connection through mobility. (41:40)
    • Frequency is king. (43:50)
  • The value of priming before your workout. (47:52)

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Apr 22, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to breathe during heavy lifts, how to balance cardio and running with the MAPS Anywhere program, whether body fat percentage can decrease without actually losing fat, and how to program the deadlift and squat as we age.

  • The hidden meaning behind the book ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’. (6:38)
  • Disciplining children and effective strategies to try today. (11:12)
  • Adam recommends the Flip Side Newsletter. (20:56)
  • The value of money and what it represents. (23:06)
  • The Stockdale Paradox, handling outcomes that come your way & MORE. (26:03)
  • The brick and mortar gym model and the COVID-19 impact. (31:45)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (39:53)
  • How Mind Pump uses Ned to combat their anxiety. (42:07)
  • The fake news surrounding the coronavirus. (49:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to breathe during your heavy lifts? (52:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's a good way to balance cardio and running with the MAPS Anywhere program? (59:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can your body fat percentage decrease without actually losing fat? (1:04:54)
  • #Quah question #4 – As we get into our 40s and 50s, how would you program the deadlift and squat and is one better for us as we age? (1:10:47)

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Apr 20, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss two exercise techniques that are ignored or unknown to most people that can take an at-home workout to the next level. At the end of the episode they provide a full workout that incorporates both techniques.

  • Mind Pump practicing what they preach. (5:11)
  • How you can be creative and smart at the same time working out from home. (8:10)
  • The two training techniques that will advance your at-home training. (10:44)
    • Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) or Occlusion training. (12:03)
      • Why did it become so popular with rehab? (14:11)
      • Why is it so valuable and beneficial to you? (16:11)
      • How to do it at-home. (26:22)
    • The lost art of Isometric training. (27:54)
      • Why bodybuilders are so good at connecting to a muscle. (37:55)
      • The amplifier/speaker analogy. (40:42)
  • A full-body workout that incorporates both techniques. (42:35)
    • Legs. (42:57)
      • Isometric Lunge. (2-4 sets, 5 reps each leg)
    • Chest. (44:48)
      • Iso-squeeze. (3 sets, 5 reps each set - hold for 5 seconds each rep)
    • Back. (46:25)
      • Prone Cobra. (3 sets, 5 reps each set – hold for 5 seconds each rep)
    • Shoulders. (46:49)
      • Isometric shoulder retraction. (3 sets, 5 reps each set – hold for 5 seconds each rep)
    • Core. (47:26)
      • Hollow body hold. (3 sets, 5 reps each set – hold for
    • BFR training. (47:53)
      • Biceps. (4-5 sets, 30 reps first set, 15 each set after)
      • Triceps. (4-5 sets, 30 reps first set, 15 each set after)
      • Calves. (5 sets, 30 reps first set, 15 each set after)

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Apr 18, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether it is better to do straight sets or circuits when stuck at home doing body-weight training, how much weight is too much weight to put on when bulking, the value of re-feed days when cutting, and whether it is safe for pregnant women, who were not exercising prior to becoming pregnant, to begin a workout routine while pregnant.

  • Arm measurements and body symmetry with Mind Pump. (6:42)
  • Everly Well has a test for that. (11:20)
  • Sal has a dark sense of humor. (14:33)
  • Gold’s Gym permanently closing gyms across America. (16:30)
  • The opportunity for trainers to complement what people are NOT doing virtually. (17:20)
  • The permanent changes gyms must make when they re-open. (23:02)
  • Exercise and its ability to prevent severe side effects of coronavirus. (28:51)
  • Why businesses who sell alcohol are considered essential. (31:05)
  • Churches suing the state of California, keeping the balance & MORE. (32:48)
  • The dangers of connecting money to self-worth. (40:38)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (44:44)
  • #Quah question #1 - When stuck at home doing body-weight training, is it better to do straight sets or just to do it circuit style? (47:16)
  • #Quah question #2 - How much weight do you think is too much weight to put on when bulking? How do you know when to stop? (55:31)
  • #Quah question #3- Are re-feed days beneficial to a cutting diet when done properly? (1:02:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is it safe for pregnant women, who were not exercising before becoming pregnant, to begin a workout routine while pregnant? If so, then what type of program do you recommend? (1:08:20)

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Apr 17, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether going “ass to grass” on squats has benefits physically or aesthetically, ways to stay disciplined and motivated to work out at home, tips for not seizing up and maintaining or improving mobility while sheltering in place, and uncommon stretches that work great for stretching the IT band.

  • How the guys read to their kids. (5:35)
  • Mind Pump recommends Chris D’Elia: No Pain on Netflix. (9:27)
  • Sal makes funny faces. (11:18)
  • Trump doing Trump things. (12:33)
  • The importance of saving your money and how Mind Pump’s purchasing habits have changed. (16:01)
  • Justin’s theory on serial killers. (19:12)
  • How things become hardwired from childhood, becoming self-aware & MORE. (22:05)
  • Generations are remembered by how they handled adversity. (31:45)
  • How “teeny-boppers” are messing with the Netflix algorithm. (34:03)
  • Sleep and COVID-19. (36:05)
  • Blue-light blocking glasses and their value when your kids are home from school. (37:00)
  • NCI and Jason Phillips want to teach you how to build an online coaching business. (39:19)
  • Be mindful and do your research. (41:13)
  • China is censoring COVID-19 research. (43:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – I recently came upon a post where a trainer said you should never go “ass to grass” on squats or even 90 degrees and that it has no benefit physically or aesthetically. What are your thoughts on this claim? (44:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some things I can do to stay disciplined and motivated to work out at home? I have gotten so bad that my husband started calling it #NapsAnywhere. (52:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – I am currently averaging about 3,000 steps during the lockdown. How would you recommend not seizing up and maintaining or improving mobility during this time? (1:01:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – I frequently have issues with tight IT bands, but other than foam rolling I can’t seem to find any relief. Are there any uncommon stretches that work great for stretching them? I have seen some of the traditional stretches and have tried them, but they don’t seem to be very effective. (1:03:33) 

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Jason Phillips (@jasonphillipsisnutrition)  Instagram

Apr 16, 2020

COVID-19 has everyone on edge and in this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss fear and anxiety and how to manage it through this crisis.

  • How do we mentally prepare to reemerge back into society? (4:16)
  • How fear can drive irrational behavior and distort perception. (9:00)
  • Mind Pump shares personal accounts of coping with fear and anxiety. (12:50)
  • What fear does to the body. (23:10)
  • Actionable options to manage fear and anxiety. (31:25)

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Apr 15, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about fixing hip-shift, transitioning into weightlifting after an injury, how the microbiome is linked to anxiety and depression, and things they’ve taken for granted that has come to light during the coronavirus lockdown.

  • Signs that it's time to stop the snacking. (5:34)
  • Dave Ramsey on answering the call, dealing with hard truths & MORE. (8:00)
  • Are the cops going too far with giving out citations? (19:28)
  • A sign that SNL needs a live audience. (22:00)
  • A Mind Pump Easter. (23:19)
  • A man sets a Genesis Book of World Record for bench pressing underwater! (29:51)
  • Wild animals are coming back into the cities. (32:50)
  • The rise in virtual strip clubs during COVID-19 times. (34:49)
  • How to get your greens in without going to the grocery store. (36:09)
  • MIIR doing their part to assist with COVID-19 relief. (38:45)
  • Update on Adam and Sal’s antibody test results. (39:53)
  • Top Gun: Maverick making cinematic history, Justin’s F16 experience & MORE. (45:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I fix hip-shift? I am always favoring my right side when I squat. (51:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – How should I transition into weightlifting again after an injury? (58:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there any truth that an imbalance in your microbiome can be directly linked to anxiety and depression? (1:03:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's something you’ve taken for granted that has come to light during the coronavirus situation? And as a result, what will you do differently once your back to normal? (1:09:17)

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Justin Brink DC (@dr.justinbrink)  Instagram

Apr 13, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk with well-known economist and author, Peter Schiff, on the likely long-term effect of COVID-19 on the economy.

  • How the medicine may be worse than the disease. (4:21)
  • The difference between money and wealth. (11:34)
  • What causes inflation? (14:43)
  • The consequences of inflation in history. (17:39)
  • His predictions for the economy post-COVID-19. (22:40)
  • Why is the government doing what they are doing? (25:55)
  • Is American life better off today? (31:50)
  • The war on savings and how to escape this inflation tax. (40:15)
  • Keynesian vs Austrian economics. (49:05)
  • The concept of artificial demand and economies of scale. (56:03)
  • What is it to stop a private company from creating their own currency? (1:01:51)
  • What will happen with the US dollar? (1:07:53)
  • Is it smart to buy real assets? (1:12:50)
  • How the government always creates a crisis by interfering with capitalism. (1:15:45)
  • How will this crisis affect the 2020 election? (1:19:20)
  • The COVID-19 impact on human behavior. (1:22:54)
  • The problems with the ‘everything’ bubble. (1:26:01)

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Apr 11, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the most beneficial cardio machine for workouts, how to help a loved one correct their form without discouraging them, adjustments to MAPS Anywhere when working out with children, and the best way to measure someone’s physical fitness.

  • Justin’s inappropriate comment. (5:10)
  • Strange times out there. (7:19)
  • How is selling alcohol considered essential? (11:04)
  • In this current climate is promoting decriminalization of weed a good idea? (12:09)
  • Will there be a rise in prostitution? (18:58)
  • Is shaking hands over? (20:57)
  • Did COVID-19 come to California in the Fall of 2019? (22:44)
  • Magic Spoon will continue to donate boxes of cereal to NYC Food Banks. (30:15)
  • The many CEOs that have given up their salaries during COVID-19. (32:15)
  • Sal’s mobility realization, the importance of communicating the value of something & MORE. (34:05)
  • The ancient athletes, their historical records and the evolution of the modern athlete. (39:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – I want to get a machine for cardio. Between the treadmill, elliptical, rower or bike. What machine would be the most beneficial for workouts, HIIT and overall health? (44:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – My dad started working out again, but he has terrible form. I don’t want him to hurt himself, but I don’t want to discourage him either. How can I help him? (51:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – My kids and I have using MAPS Anywhere. It allows me to get my workouts in and teach them a few things about exercise. What adjustments, if any, do you recommend to program for children? (52:41)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are fitness tests, such as the standard 2.4-kilometer run, 1-minute AMRAP pushups and sit-up's, a good measure of someone’s physical fitness or are there better tests? (1:00:38)

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Dr. Becky Campbell (@drbeckycampbell)  Instagram

Apr 10, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about rules of thumb for programming workouts, how quickly you lose muscle mass when no longer working out with heavy weights, the best way to progress MAPS Anywhere during the extending "shelter in place" period, and accessory exercises for building the deadlift.

  • Sal has some issues with governmental central planning. (8:10)
  • Mind Pump gets bamboozled. (15:25)
  • Coronavirus has everyone howling at the moon. (18:33)
  • 24 Hour Fitness is getting sued! (20:00)
  • The rise in processed food consumption. (23:30)
  • Organifi is giving back to the people saving lives. (24:35)
  • Red Dot Fitness providing COVID-19 antibody tests to give back to their community. (28:27)
  • Dogs and groceries. (36:44)
  • Billionaires are doing their part during COVD-19 times. (39:24)
  • Mind Pump gets political. (40:32)
  • Home fitness equipment is exploding! (43:26)
  • The guys dissect Adam’s 5th-grade photo. (47:56)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there a rule of thumb one should stick by when programming their own workouts? (50:26)
  • #Quah question #2 - How quickly can you lose muscle mass when you’re no longer working out with heavyweights? Can you maintain or build muscle when you only have bands, 10-30 lbs? dumbbells and a suspension trainer? (1:01:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – I'm coming into week 4 of MAPS Anywhere and have been enjoying the change from Performance. I am now hearing that we may be having to continue social distancing for another 12 weeks. Since Anywhere is 4 weeks, what would be the best way to progress? Should I run it another two times or extend the phases? (1:06:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – What accessory exercises do you recommend for building the deadlift? (1:10:34)
  • Shout out to Dr. Jolene Brighten. (1:16:02)

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Dr. Jolene Brighten (@drjolenebrighten)  Instagram

Apr 9, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why sometimes eating less than ideal food and not being productive actually serves your overall health.

  • Mind Pump gets controversial. (4:01)
  • What being “healthy” actually means. (8:05)
  • Breaking down the 4 known categories of health and how they are all interconnected. (12:00)
  • How moderation is the key and even a good thing can be abused. (15:27)
  • The importance of when to optimize and adapt to ‘home base’. (18:45)
  • The value of fasting to use as a tool. (19:53)
  • Does alcohol have any value? (24:08)
  • When eating junk food can be considered healthy. (25:34)
  • Why people in the “blue zones” live longer than the rest of the world. (31:38)
  • “Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.” (33:52)
  • Do I have control over this or does it have control over me? (39:55)
  • Strategies to mitigate the negative effects of junk food. (41:30)
  • Strategies to mitigate the negative effects of alcohol. (46:02)
  • Strategies to mitigate the negative effects of “not being productive.” (47:58)
  • The order of operation matters. (48:38)
  • Your health encompasses a lot more than you think. (51:01)

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Apr 8, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the type of lifter that is having the easiest time adjusting to at-home workouts, whether blood flow restriction is safe during strength training, the effectiveness of inserting isometric holds into the middle of a workout, and whether some foods that are prepared from scratch at home be considered “processed foods.”

  • Mind Pump are big dance guys. (6:28)
  • Spotify is crushing it! (9:14)
  • How you are invincible until you have kids. (12:30)
  • The silver lining behind the coronavirus. (18:00)
  • Has the Easter Bunny been destroyed for Sal’s daughter? (22:50)
  • Trump’s daily briefings, the political gift that keeps on giving. (26:17)
  • Twins in India named after COVID-19. (30:26)
  • Human intuition during the plague. (31:14)
  • The proper way to wear gloves and masks. (33:02)
  • The crazy COVID-19 conspiracies out there. (36:47)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite strategies to relieve stress and anxiety during these times. (37:55)
  • #StayHard out there. (45:20)
  • Everyone is trying to make a buck these days. (46:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What type of lifter do you think is having the easiest time adjusting to at-home workouts? (50:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is blood flow restriction safe during strength training? (59:43)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is inserting isometric holds into the middle of a workout effective? (1:04:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can some foods that are prepared from scratch at home be considered “processed foods?” (1:10:05)

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Ben Greenfield Fitness (@bengreenfieldfitness)  Instagram

Apr 6, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how anyone can train their mindset to improve their life.

  • How you do anything is how you do everything. (4:45)
  • The driver of self-hate vs the driver of self-care. (14:30)
  • Differences between motivation and discipline. (27:18)
  • Growth vs fixed mindset. (39:25)
  • The significance of re-framing your perspective. (46:00)
  • How to train and develop a winning mindset. (50:55)

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Apr 4, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best accessory lifts to increase the overhead press, good strength or mobility moves for the rotator cuff, how long to stick with exercises before switching to new ones, and whether gyms still should be charging trainers rent to train clients while the gym is mandated closed.

  • Has Marvel jumped the shark? (5:28)
  • Is the future of new movie releases on streaming platforms? (11:27)
  • India is on lockdown. (20:40)
  • It’s hard to know what information to believe coming out of China. (23:00)
  • The secret market of ‘Million Dollar Bunkers’. (25:02)
  • Mind Pump goes down the rabbit hole in the US/China trade wars. (29:33)
  • Magic Spoon x Mind Pump giving back during these troubling times. (31:45)
  • Updates on baby Maximus. (35:04)
  • How to survive the growing fear surrounding these times. (42:10)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (45:35)
  • The positive pivots in these unsure times. (47:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best accessory lifts to increase overhead press numbers? (50:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some good strength or mobility moves for the rotator cuff? (55:26)
  • #Quah question #3 - How long do you stick with exercises before switching to new ones? (1:03:49)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should gyms still be charging trainers rent to train clients while the gym is mandated closed? (1:08:43)

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Apr 3, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how having more muscle speeds up your metabolism, how to spot a good at-home workout plan versus a poorly planned one, favorite healthy food swaps, and book recommendations for the quarantine.

  • Mind Pump’s despicable movie rentals from back in the day. (7:30)
  • How taking ZBiotics can assist with the current rise in alcohol consumption. (16:15)
  • Doug the mule. (19:15)
  • Sal’s ‘lockdown’ health hacks. (21:13)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (25:00)
  • Why has In N Out closed down? (27:45)
  • Amazon employees are striking over COVID-19 fears. (28:56)
  • How free money is too good to be true. (29:46)
  • How companies/industries are pivoting during this crisis. (33:21)
  • The Mind Pump spouse questionnaire. (36:55)
  • Breaking down Jessica’s first trimester. (40:50)
  • Italy is flattening the curve. (43:10)
  • Home-schooling updates with Mind Pump. (43:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – You have mentioned that the more muscle you have the faster your metabolism can be. Can you please explain this a little bit further? (49:13)
  • #Quah question #2 - How can you spot a good at-home workout plan versus a poorly planned one? Almost everything I’ve seen online has me doing burpees until my knees give out. (57:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some of your favorite healthy food swaps? For example, I use greek yogurt as a replacement for sour cream. (1:07:54)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you have any book recommendations for the quarantine? (1:14:03)

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Apr 2, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why fitness assessments are important if you want to reach your fitness goals, how to perform them and exercises to fix less than ideal movement patterns.

  • The value of a good assessment to reinforce better movement patterns. (3:02)
  • The importance of having a specific goal and direction you want to go. (6:27)
  • Why you must honestly assess your fitness level. (14:23)
  • The significance of addressing the areas of pain in your body to create better recruitment patterns. (17:20)
  • Why we get chronic pain as we get older. (23:42)
  • The extreme value of MAPS Prime/Prime Pro for the masses. (27:21)
  • Mind Pump’s 3 favorite movement assessments that address the entire body, how to perform them and exercises to fix less than ideal movement patterns. (29:15)
    • #1 – Wall Test. (29:34)
    • #2 – Windmill Test. (47:19)
    • #3 – Squat test. (57:44)

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Apr 1, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the absolute MUST-DOs to maintain your physique during a quarantine, what to do on a daily basis for general body maintenance, ways stay mentally fit during the lock down, and their thoughts on 24 Hour Fitness not freezing memberships.

  • Sal is back! (5:17)
  • Justin’s death-defying story. (6:29)
  • The effects of stress on your body. (19:05)
  • Stress eating while being sheltered in place. (21:05)
  • Mind Pump’s stress dreams. (26:28)
  • Adam recommends Neighbor.com.  (28:14)
  • How Sal has started drive-by family visits to combat the lack of human connection. (32:01)
  • In infuriating news of the week, Chinese wet markets are back open. (34:59)
  • Coronavirus updates with Mind Pump. (37:10)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (43:29)
  • High school wrestler thwarts attempted kidnapping. (44:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you guys please list the absolute MUST-DOs to maintain your physique during a quarantine? (45:36)
  • #Quah question #2 - What is one thing that each of you does daily as far as general maintenance for your body? Or something to improve on the daily? (52:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – What have you guys been doing to stay mentally fit during the lockdown? I’ve been able to stay physically active for the most part, but with the lack of social activity and outside stimulus I’m finding it hard to stay mentally engaged daily. (58:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you guys think about 24 Hour Fitness not freezing memberships? (1:06:02)

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Mar 30, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss seven common beliefs that men have about fitness that are impeding their success.

  • Challenging and explaining the 7 biggest male fitness myths. (4:35)
  • #1 – You must lift heavy to get big. (7:50)
  • #2 - Training to failure is necessary for your body to respond. (16:32)
  • #3 - Intensity is king. (28:29)
  • #4 - You need to eat big to get big. (38:25)
  • #5 – Taking steroids guarantees muscle. (47:20)
  • #6 - The biggest guys in the gym must know the most. (56:57)
  • #7 - Some movements are for women and don’t benefit men. (1:03:23)

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Mar 28, 2020

1259: How to Properly Use Full Range of Motion When Lifting, Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthy, the Pros & Cons of Artificial Sweeteners & MORE

  • Breaking down what the stimulus package means for you. (4:50)
  • What would you do for bailout money from the government? (8:22)
  • Elon Musk is still operating at full speed and looking into the future. (14:40)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Tiger King on Netflix. (20:15)
  • Mind Pump talks about politics. (22:15)
  • The false perception that you know how to run a business. (24:50)
  • Should we be concerned about our internet bandwidth slowing down? (29:26)
  • Magic Spoon is crushing it and doing well during these tough times. (31:32)
  • Home-schooling is a full-time job. (33:55)
  • Could the blood from coronavirus survivors be used to treat current patients? (37:50)
  • Some statistics to give you some perspective and put your mind at ease. (41:11)
  • How the guys have been consuming Organifi Green Juice to get their daily veggies in these days. (46:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you guys get your kids to eat healthy? Mine refuse to eat most of the healthy meals I make. (49:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is it bad to extend all the way in a push movement like a shoulder press? People keep telling me not to lock out my arms, but if I don’t extend all the way that’s not full range of motion, right? (1:01:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – After all this coronavirus stuff blows over and gyms are back open again how do you go back to lifting heavy without injuring yourself? (1:06:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the pros and cons of artificial sweeteners? Is there one that is better than the others? (1:12:23)

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Mar 27, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about changing nutrition to account for being much more sedentary, the advantages of increasing or decreasing weight, the benefits to doing workouts in higher temperatures and helping a family member understand the advantages of weightlifting.

  • Shopping in the age of COVID-19. (8:41)
  • Building the skills to handle massive failure and come back stronger. (15:17)
  • How large companies/brands are pivoting to do their part during this crisis. (22:02)
  • Vuori offering their services to help. (26:11)
  • A fitness influencer has her way of fighting this virus. (28:46)
  • Can high doses of vitamin-c be a natural way to fight COVID-19? (31:00)
  • The Olympics have been delayed until 2021. (32:22)
  • Crime rates and pollution are dropping worldwide! (33:21)
  • Can your blood type make you more susceptible to the coronavirus? (35:21)
  • How Adam and Justin have Kion coffee flowing through their veins. (37:30)
  • Home-schooling while being sheltered in place. (40:45)
  • Mind Pump talks about politics. (43:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – Since people are staying home for an unprecedented about of time, should they change their nutrition to account for being much more sedentary? (50:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – When it comes to compound movements, I tend to increase the weight during the progression of my sets. But during isolation exercises, I tend to decrease the weight. What are the advantages of increasing or decreasing weight and how can I know when it’s most advantageous to do one or the other? (1:00:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are there real benefits to doing workouts in higher temperatures or heated areas? I’m curious if there are more benefits than just sweating to make weight for sports. (1:04:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – I have a family member who started exercising again. She used to do CrossFit and I think she is a little scared to lift weights because of how intense it was in CrossFit. She now does a lot of cardio and I am very proud of her for starting to get healthy again. But I would like her to better understand that weightlifting will help her more in the long run. I do not want to think I’m telling her what she is doing wrong though.  (1:11:13)

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Mar 26, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the best at-home exercises for all parts of the body. 

  • Why working out without equipment doesn’t mean you have to have bad workouts. (2:46)
  • The biggest challenges of at-home workouts. (4:33)
  • The best at-home exercises, proper techniques and ways to see the greatest progression for all parts of the body.
    • Chest. (5:40)
    • Back. (13:55)
    • Shoulders. (23:17)
    • Legs. (29:03)
    • Core. (40:35)
    • Arms. (44:30)
    • Mobility. (48:00)
  • How to piece it all together and structure your workout. (48:44)

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Mar 25, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do if less motivated to workout at home vs. going to the gym, the best way to implement an at home exercise program, what to do about a dramatic appetite increase while sheltering at home, and what it means to workout to fatigue vs. going it to failure.

  • Sal’s connection to the situation going on in Italy. (8:08)
  • Updates on COVID-19. (14:00)
  • Sal’s self-inflicted paranoia. (15:59)
  • Justin is a perfectionist. (19:35)
  • The benefits of ‘all-day’ workouts to break up your day. (22:47)
  • The power of positivity. (26:30)
  • The illusion of control. (31:13)
  • The value of being silly and having fun in these crazy times. (33:45)
  • Strategies to bring down stress and anxiety. (36:17)
  • How Facetiming people may be better for your psyche. (38:58)
  • #MindPumpKitchen updates from the Tahoe House. (40:50)
  • Exciting news from The Di Stefano’s! (42:05)
  • Updates on the Mind Pump Gym in Tahoe. (44:08)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (45:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – I find myself less motivated to do home workouts on a consistent basis vs going to the gym on a daily basis. Any insight into why this is and advice on improving the consistency of workouts at home? (49:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to implement our at-home exercise program? One hour a day of body weight and resistance bands or should we split it up into 2 or 3 20-minute workouts? How can this affect our mental health? (56:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – I've noticed since being confined to my home, my appetite has dramatically increased. I know I’m not alone in this. Why are we so hungry and what can we do to regulate our intake? (1:01:23)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you guys define what it means to take a workout to fatigue? How does this relate to taking it to failure? (1:06:15)

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Mar 23, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin give actionable ways trainers can adapt to maintain their businesses and even thrive during this period of gym closures and uncertainty.

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted society, affected the economy & MORE. (3:21)
  • Why Mind Pump love trainers so much. (5:41)
  • What a trainer's true role is for their clients. (8:32)
  • Do not be reactive, be proactive. (11:42)
  • The value a trainer can provide through Facetime. (16:35)
  • Placing a focus on mobility and holding your clients accountable. (19:45)
  • The importance of breaking up your client's sessions to build lifers. (25:50)
  • How to be assertive, creative and communicate with confidence. (28:20) 
  • How to accept payments. (37:50)
  • Stay in your lane and build value. (38:30)

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