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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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Mar 21, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about rest-pause sets and how can they be used in a workout, “curing” a sugar addiction, teaching a weightlifting class to middle schoolers, and tips and strategies to help with forward shoulder.

  • Does ibuprofen make the coronavirus worse? (5:45)
  • Should we take elderberry if we have the virus? (8:17)
  • Why Italy has a high infection and death rate. (11:02)
  • Time to invest in Facebook ads. (13:34)
  • Florida did not get the memo about the coronavirus. (15:02)
  • Are we downplaying the numbers and impact of the virus? (16:20)
  • The different methods scientists are taking to tackle this outbreak head-on. (19:11)
  • Shout out to Mind Pump sponsors! (25:10)
  • Why you should be optimizing your home while stuck at home. (27:15)
  • Making light of this hysteria with memes. (33:07)
  • Weird Facts with Sal. (34:00)
  • The game-changing benefits of blue-blocking glasses for Justin. (37:20)
  • Justin’s cheese addiction is getting out of hand. (38:32)
  • #MindPumpKitchen, Tahoe #staycation edition. (40:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are rest-pause sets and how can they be used in a workout? (45:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you go about “curing” a sugar addiction? (54:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – I’m a middle school PE teacher and am passionate about lifting. How would you teach a weightlifting class if you were the teacher? Do you start bodyweight and then teach the lifts? Any ideas on programming would be great. (1:02:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – I have been addressing ‘forward shoulder’ for about a year and have made good progress with my posture, but my neck still shoots forward. Any tips or strategies to help with this? (1:09:02)

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Mar 20, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether the gallon of water a day recommendation is a real thing or just a myth, kipping pull-ups as a substitute for strict pull-ups, combining a therapy practice with personal training, and what to do if lifts are affected by hypermobility.

  • Sal’s self-quarantine. (5:00)
  • The industries that are CRUSHING during this hysteria. (8:00)
  • The influx of online coaching and what NCI is doing to help personal trainers. (8:45)
  • The Ambassador of Health is down! (11:07)
  • What is Sal using to heal his body? (13:40)
  • Support your local business. (16:50)
  • San Francisco is on lockdown. (17:55)
  • Fun Facts with Justin, Star Wars edition. (19:45)
  • What Mind Pump is streaming. (22:05)
  • Will this crisis strengthen or hurt Trump’s chances of reelection? (24:06)
  • Will all these potential bailouts cause a recession? (26:55)
  • Rational thinking goes out of the window during a crisis. (27:42)
  • The importance of changing your workouts when stuck in a rut. (29:00)
  • How to use all-day workouts to eliminate stress. (33:29)
  • Conspiracy hour with Mind Pump, coronavirus edition. (35:53)
  • Mind Pump refuses to slow down! (38:37)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is the ‘gallon of water a day’ a real thing or just a myth? (43:06)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are kipping pull-ups a good substitute if I can only do one or two strict pull-ups? (50:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on combining a therapy practice with personal training? (56:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – You guys have discussed the importance of mobility work, but what should you do if your lifts are affected by hypermobility? (1:02:01)

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Mar 19, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Wynn Silberman, a sports agent who has represented well-known pros in the NFL and MLB. Wynn is full of fascinating behind the scenes stories.

  • Why he believes oxygen heals. (3:59)
  • His take on stem cell treatment. (5:38)
  • What things have impressed him the most when it comes to recovery and rehab? (6:30)
  • Why stem cell research in the US is so slow. (8:25)
  • How many athletes are ACTUALLY investing in their recovery and health? (9:20)
  • Pablo Sandoval likes to party. (13:37)
  • What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? (16:20)
  • Cannabis and the NFL. (22:55)
  • How the NFL always seems to win against the Players Union. (27:18)
  • How does one become a sports agent? (29:05)
  • What makes you a good agent? (31:52)
  • The scariest moment he has encountered as an agent. (40:06)
  • The concept of a “professional groupie.” (48:55)
  • The importance of educating the athlete on social media/branding, case in reference, Marquette King. (53:20)
  • His perspective on the situation with Colin Kaepernick. (1:04:09)
  • Do players ever negotiate deals without agents? (1:13:14)
  • What separates him from Drew Rosenhaus? (1:16:15)
  • That time he got in a fight with “The Shark.” (1:18:05)
  • How he defines the NFL Combine. (1:19:17)
  • A peek behind the curtain, how much an agent makes when a player signs a massive deal. (1:21:10)

 

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Mar 18, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether going to failure can be beneficial every once in a while, if “big-boned” is actually a thing or just an excuse for individuals who are overweight, whether Jefferson Curls are good or bad, and tips for mental exhaustion from the gym.

  • Justin’s impressive tongue. (4:40)
  • Sal’s possible replacements. (5:55)
  • Mind Pump’s #staycation is on! (8:00)
  • Adam and Justin geek out over Westworld. (9:40)
  • How the coronavirus hysteria is impacting us + how Everlywell is there to help. (19:17)
  • Adam’s Top 10 Coronavirus List. (22:50)
  • Tom Brady’s HUGE announcement. (32:50)
  • No one wants to be on a cruise ship right now. (36:57)
  • #Quah question #1 - Can going to failure be beneficial every once in a while? If so, how often? (39:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is the term “big-boned” actually a thing or is it an excuse for individuals who are overweight? (42:43)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are your thoughts on Jefferson Curls? Good, bad, neither? (47:53)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some tips for mental exhaustion from the gym? (52:06)

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Mar 16, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to maintain fitness when gyms are closed, bolster the immune system and maintain a positive state of mind during the stressful coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Mind Pump way, being effective in scary times and not motivated by fear. (5:00)
  • The negativity biases that are all-consuming. (7:45)
  • The incredible opportunity to do good and rise above. (10:50)
  • The power of the human spirit. (15:15)
  • Things you can do for yourself that will help you stay fit, healthy and well. (18:00)
    • Tips for at-home workouts. (22:40)
    • How to approach nutrition for your physical and emotional body. (31:05)
    • Tips to manage stress. (36:55)

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Mar 14, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips to maintain muscle when gyms are closed due to the coronavirus, the best ways to stretch and strengthen the quadratus lumborum, habits they have introduced in the last year, both good or bad, and how to learn to not identify your body image as your self-image?

  • Gyms in modern times. (4:33)
  • Ace inhibiting drugs and their connection to the coronavirus. (7:13)
  • Is the man-flu a real thing? (10:06)
  • Pepsi buys Rockstar Energy. (11:28)
  • The dangers of caffeine. (14:00)
  • Mind Pump Predicts, the rise of at-home workouts. (21:00)
  • Magic Spoon now has mini boxes! (23:10)
  • Is it important to look fit as a personal trainer? (26:29)
  • Random Facts with Justin. (33:45)
  • MiiR is always giving back. (36:20)
  • Science is weird. (38:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – I live in France and gyms may be forced to close due to the coronavirus. What are some tips to maintain muscle during this period of time? (40:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some of the best ways to stretch and strengthen the quadratus lumborum? (45:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some habits you guys have introduced in the last year, good or bad? (50:58)
  • #Quah question #4 - How and what defines a person’s self-image and how do you learn not to identify your body image as your self-image? (1:02:05)

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  • Justin "ᴛʜᴇ ʙɪɢ ᴘʏɢᴍʏ" Wren (@thebigpygmy) • Instagram
Mar 13, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do when you struggle with taking rest days, the best affordable high quality protein sources, the ideal role that HIIT and LISS cardio play in a workout to maximize fat loss and retain muscle, and foods that are wrongfully demonized.

  • Revolutionary study on incorporating diet breaks. (4:57)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future impact of the coronavirus for all industries. (11:15)
  • Ways to boost the immune system and stay healthy. (20:56)
  • Random Facts with Justin, Otzi the Iceman edition. (28:19)
  • What is going on over at Onnit? (32:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's your advice with someone who mentally struggles with taking rest days? (47:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – If on a budget, what are the best affordable high-quality protein sources you recommend buying? (52:49)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the ideal role that HIIT and LISS cardio play in a workout to maximize fat loss and retain muscle? Can you give an idea of what a week would look like incorporating those two forms of cardio? (59:14)
  • #Quah question #4 – What foods do you think are most wrongfully demonized and what foods do you think are overhyped? (1:08:46)

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  • Drew Pinsky (@drdrewpinsky) • Instagram
  • Aubrey Marcus (@aubreymarcus) • Instagram
Mar 12, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the potential negative impacts of consuming too much sugar.

  • The demonization of sugar. (5:00)
  • The addictive properties of sugar and the physiological effects on your body. (7:39)
  • How we evolved to crave it. (12:19)
  • Things that studies have shown that high sugar diets contribute to. (14:48)
    • #1 - Weight Gain. (16:15)
    • #2 - Risk for heart disease. (21:26)
  • Expressing empathy for former clients and themselves. (24:00)
    • #3 - Acne. (30:34)
    • #4 - Effect on the microbiome and autoimmune diseases. (31:40)
    • #5 - Type 2 diabetes. (35:07)
  • Consumer alert! Nutrient splitting on labels is a real issue. (38:00)
    • #6 - Cancer and it’s link to high consumption of sugar. (40:03)
    • #7 - Can accelerate skin and cellular aging. (42:36)
    • #8 – Energy swings and mood. (45:10)
  • How to eat sugar properly. (49:52)

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Mar 11, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether red light therapy actually helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, ways to prevent joint pain when lifting heavy, whether it is better to do small portions of mobility work throughout the week or to dedicate a full day to just mobility, and the popularity of “What I eat in a day” vlogs.

  • Public vs Private schools. The differences, big issues, impact & MORE. (4:58)
  • The anti-anxiety and neurological benefits of CBD. (22:57)
  • Mind Pump on the canceling of Arnold Classic due to the coronavirus & MORE. (31:13)
  • The coronavirus effect on the travel industry. (36:20)
  • Recapping Mind Pump Live, the VIP dinner & MORE. (39:42)
  • The natural ways to protect your immune system from viruses. (45:07)
  • Fun Facts with Justin, Pringles edition. (46:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's your take on red light therapy? Does it actually help reduce the appearance of cellulite? (49:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – If I lift heavy will it cause my joints to hurt over time? If so, is there any way to prevent it? (58:42)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it better to do small portions of mobility work throughout the week or should you dedicate a full day to just mobility? (1:04:53)
  • #Quah question #4 - “What I eat in a day” vlogs are very popular on social media. Why do you think we are so interested in what social influencers eat? (1:07:48)

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  • Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne) • Instagram
  • Laurie Christine King (LCK) (@lauriechristineking) Instagram
  • Dexter "The Blade" Jackson (@mrolympia08) Instagram
Mar 9, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the pitfalls of meal plans.

  • The unpopular statement, why all meal plans suck. (2:58)
  • The mistakes the guys made in their early days of personal training when it came to providing meal plans to their clients. (5:15)
  • Why MOST people cannot stick to a meal plan. (11:52)
  • Challenging the trainer to not go the lazy route. (15:46)
  • Is following a meal plan long-term considered a disordered form of eating? (19:09)
  • What restricted eating can promote. (20:26)
  • It is NOT for me. (26:56)
  • Real-life changes, so change your routine. (31:19)
  • How the answers are NOT what will give you success, it’s how you GET to the answers that will give you success. (32:58)
  • Tips to build long-term results and change behaviors. (36:30)
  • Nutrition is individualized. (43:28)

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  • Food, We Need To Talk (@foodweneedtotalk) • Instagram
Mar 7, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why bodybuilders almost always seem to opt for clean eating as opposed to flexible dieting, whether the body gets too efficient at basic human movements such as walking, how to ensure you don’t lose too much muscle when cutting, and the big 4 cardio machines.

  • Adam’s puberty squeak. (4:50)
  • Mind Pump on effectively disciplining their children, temper tantrums & MORE. (7:07)
  • The newest addition to the Andrews family. (19:34)
  • Mind Pump on nudist colonies. (24:33)
  • The Di Stefano wine tasting trip brought to you by ZBiotics. (29:21)
  • Butcher Box’s exemplary customer service. (33:52)
  • Justin on his latest dietary experiment, the impact of elimination diets & MORE. (36:24)
  • Things are getting crazy in San Francisco. (41:40)
  • Mind Pump election predictions. (49:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why do bodybuilders almost always seem to opt for strictly clean eating as opposed to a flexible dieting approach? (54:34)
  • #Quah question #2 – You often mention cardio adaptation. Does our body get too efficient at basic human movements such as walking as well? (1:05:56)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you ensure you don’t lose too much muscle when cutting? I am very attached to the gains and don’t want to see them go. (1:09:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – What would you consider to be the big 4 cardio machines? (1:18:59)

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Mar 6, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether SARMs are a useful tool or a gimmick, exercises for improving vertical jump, how resistance training and nutrition play a factor for women who want to conceive and what fatherhood has taught them.

  • Justin experiments with Organifi. (3:50)
  • The silly things that have been seen in the gym. (6:27)
  • Mind Pump on Netflix’s Top 10, releasing their analytics & MORE. (9:45)
  • Mind Pump on the Pete Davidson special on Netflix, backstory with past relationships & MORE. (15:10)
  • Mind Pump random thoughts. (22:10)
  • Mind Pump on the hysteria surrounding the Coronavirus. (25:10)
  • Are viruses alive or not? (29:35)
  • The Fed pumping more money into the market. (31:38)
  • Justin cold calling for charity, his closing rate & MORE. (33:14)
  • #Quah question #1 - Are SARMs are a useful tool or a gimmick? (38:51)
  • #Quah question #2 – What exercises would you recommend for improving your vertical jump? (47:17)
  • #Quah question #3 - Do resistance training and nutrition play a factor for women who want to conceive? Would a woman have to switch up their diet and training regimen to better her chances of conceiving? (56:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What has fatherhood taught you? I just had my first son and what advice would you give to a first-time parent? (1:04:43)

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  • Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere) • Instagram
  • Paul J. Fabritz (@pjfperformance) • Instagram
  • Cory Schlesinger (@schlesstrength) • Instagram
  • Max Schmarzo (ATC/CSCS/MS) (@strong_by_science) Instagram
  • Sonny Webster (@sonnywebstergb) Instagram
  • Drew Canole (@drewcanole) • Instagram
Mar 5, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with good friend Dr. Jordan Shallow about the value of training for powerlifting.

  • Is powerlifting getting more mainstream in the fitness space? (2:49)
  • The strength building carryover benefits of powerlifting. (6:04)
  • Are deadlifts dangerous? (9:26)
  • The biggest myths surrounding powerlifting principles. (18:25)
    • Practicing the skill and not training the output. (21:31)
    • Defining what going to failure is. (26:17)
    • Women and strength training. (30:18)
      • How to train a coach to cue the proper form. (39:30)
      • Conventional vs Sumo deadlift. (41:47)
    • The prerequisite exercises for the big 4 lifts. (43:54)
      • The Squat. (45:10)
      • The Deadlift/Bench Press. (47:30)
        • Muscle function vs muscle action. (54:09)
      • The Overhead Press. (57:14)
    • What does it look like to eat for performance vs strength? (1:00:23)
    • How you become the shape of your sport. (1:05:36)
    • Jordan’s favorite non-powerlifting movement. (1:07:48)
    • The Mind Pump reach. (1:10:00)

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  • Robert Oberst (@robertoberst) • Instagram
  • Max Schmarzo (ATC/CSCS/MS) (@strong_by_science) Instagram
  • Stefanie Cohen, DPT (@steficohen) Instagram
Mar 4, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether creatine intake should differ on non-training days, how to get quality sleep when working shifts, becoming a professional athlete with a balanced lifestyle, and what to consider before leaving a big box gym to become an independent trainer.

  • Importance of your mindset when going into a workout. (6:11)
  • Study: Eating a junk food diet undermines your memory and self-control.
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  • Mind Pump,  BIG Group Class guys. (17:33)
  • Hugo Boss’s connection to a certain regime. (25:50)
  • The blood bath that is the Stock Market. (29:11)
  • Is Bitcoin on the rise again? (32:28)
  • Mind Pump making a BIG push to focus on their other platforms. (35:21)
  • Resistance training and Alzheimer's. (37:39)
  • The unintentional consequences of school mandated policies. (43:27)
  • #Quah question #1 – When supplementing with creatine should your intake differ on non-training days? (50:41)
  • #Quah question #2 - How can you get quality sleep when working shifts? (57:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you believe it is possible to become a professional athlete with a balanced lifestyle? (1:03:04)
  • #Quah question #4 – As a trainer, what should you consider before leaving a big box gym to become an independent trainer? (1:07:48)

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Mar 2, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the challenges and benefits of Olympic Lifting with Olympian Sonny Webster.

  • What is Olympic Lifting? (3:30)
  • The difference between power and strength. (5:10)
  • Does getting stronger contribute to more power? (6:08)
  • The prerequisites REQUIRED if you want to start Olympic lifting. (7:08)
  • Are Olympic weightlifting shoes recommended? (8:56)
  • Where does it rank in terms of complexity and skill required? (10:33)
  • How does he define mobility? (14:40)
  • Olympic Weightlifting for Beginners 101. Understanding the process, the think box vs the play box & MORE. (16:04)
  • What role does fatigue play into this modality? (20:30)
  • Teaching Olympic Weightlifting in the CrossFit market. (22:40)
  • Breaking down the triple extension. (29:00)
  • The process of the catch position. (31:20)
  • What are the most common athletes that come to him? (32:29)
  • The best complimentary exercises for Olympic Weightlifting? (34:25)
  • What paradigm-shattering moments has he experienced in his career? (37:00)
  • Where did he get his mobility from and how does he keep it up? (39:30)
  • How often does he chase PR’s? (40:40)
  • Selling Olympic Weightlifting to the masses: What can they expect to gain? (41:45)
  • The importance of getting the RIGHT muscles to work. (44:40)
  • What are the most common injuries? (46:04)
  • For the average person, what element of Olympic Weightlifting would he recommend they start with? (47:21)
  • Should I mobilize or practice movements before or after my workout? (49:08)
  • Is there a technique to brace the core when doing Olympic Weightlifting? (52:00)
  • Weightlifting can be assessable for EVERYONE! (55:33)
  • Practice the skill and master the movement. (57:52)

 

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Mathew Fraser (@mathewfras)  Instagram

Feb 29, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises to get a flat, tight stomach, the best supplemental exercises for increasing the four big lifts, ways to improve the mind/muscle connection, and advice for someone who wants to squat deeper but can’t break parallel.

  • Mind Pump reminisces on their old videos. (4:44)
  • Mind Pump on colossal poops. (10:08)
  • How massage guns may cause problems, their favorite type of massage & MORE. (16:12)
  • How Adam uses the ChiliPad to get better sleep. (24:23)
  • Oral health is important for heart health. (28:19)
  • A company makes protein out of thin air. (31:21)
  • The latest product on Justin’s radar. (33:30)
  • Electronics and secondhand screen time. (34:35)
  • Airbnb taking new measures to keep their guests safe. (40:30)
  • Magic mushrooms to be used for marriage therapy. (42:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – What exercises should you include in your routine to get a flat, tight stomach? (47:03)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are some of the best supplemental exercises for increasing the big four lifts? (55:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some ways to improve the mind/muscle connection? (1:06:49)
  • #Quah question #4 – What advice would you give to someone who wants to squat deeper but can’t break parallel? (1:10:55)

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Feb 28, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how often to use supersets and what muscle groups to use them with, how to take advantage of using angles when lifting, favorite exercises to increase a person’s sense of balance, and what people in their 20s need to hear about training and nutrition.

Feb 27, 2020

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the pros and cons of group classes.

  • Group Exercise Classes: The good, the bad and the ugly. (3:38)
  • The origins of group exercise classes. (8:25)
  • Why is there such a pull to take these classes? (10:34)
  • The Pros of Group Exercise Classes. (14:45)
  • Cardio with weights. (17:18)
  • The risk vs reward of yoga classes. (18:28)
  • The detrimental effects of being a cortisol junkie. (20:00)
  • The biggest mistake people make. (23:58)
  • Regression vs Progression. (25:52)
  • The difficulty to individualize. (27:40)
  • Do NOT ignore your body’s signals. (31:15)
  • The popularity of Orangetheory and F45, the difficulty to teach it & MORE. (33:15)
  • The importance of educating yourself before you invest in group exercise classes. (45:32)

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Feb 26, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how hip thrusts stack up compared to other compound lifts, what you should do if you have horrible all-round mobility, favorite go-to dishes that they cook at home, and whether massage guns are good for recovery or a just waste of money.

  • Sal’s kerfuffle at the gym. (5:00) 
  • Sal’s honeymoon in Maui. (8:58)
  • Adam living the #dadlife and his new normal when it comes to his fitness. (12:30)
  • Justin is cutting down on the caffeine. (22:30)
  • Why all CBD products are NOT created equal. (27:25)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Babies on Netflix. (31:26)
  • The ‘Influencers in the Wild’ page is blowing up! (40:32)
  • Jay Shetty gets called out, what it means to be authentic & MORE. (42:44)
  • Harvey Weinstein gets convicted. (48:07)
  • #Quah question #1 - From listening to Mind Pump I have learned that compound lifts are essential for building strength and muscle. Do you consider the hip thrust to be in the same category or is it more of an accessory exercise for those seeking to develop their glutes? (51:44)
  • #Quah question #2 - If you have horrible all-round mobility should you focus on one area first and then move on to the next one once that is ok? Or should you do a bit on all the problem areas? (1:00:49)
  • #Quah question #3 - You guys talk about the importance of eating high-quality/healthy food, yet besides Doug, we rarely get to hear what any of you cook at home. What’s your favorite go-to dish that you cook for yourself at home? (1:11:01)
  • #Quah question #4 - Are massage guns good for recovery or a waste of money? (1:23:00)

 

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Feb 24, 2020

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin reveal why five of the most popular supplements may be a complete waste of money.

  • The challenges that Mind Pump currently faces. (1:41)
  • The 5 Most Overrated Supplements. (3:00)
    • Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). (5:10)
    • Fat burners. (14:18)
    • Nitric oxide boosters. (20:45)
    • Testosterone boosters. (26:37)
    • Collagen protein. (31:24)

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Feb 22, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the Jenny Craig DNA Decoder Plan, building a good core by only doing compound lifts and mobility exercises like the ones in MAPS Prime, the one piece of equipment they would take if the last gym in the world was on fire, and what to do when you have the right mindset to achieve your goals but have too many distractions keeping you from reaching them.

  • Insecure people are intimidated by confident people. (4:30)
  • Coming full circle with not caring and creating an artificial status. (7:28)
  • Mind Pump on their old school porn stories and getting caught in the act.  (10:15)
  • The pros and cons of cooking in a cast-iron skillet, farm-raised vs wild-caught fish, favorite cuts of Butcher Box meat & MORE. (16:36)
  • New guidelines being put on heading in soccer. (21:57)
  • Mind Pump on the coronavirus. (24:48)
  • Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme Disease. (27:15)
  • Wayfair’s poor business model resulting in hundreds of layoffs. (29:50)
  • Weight loss drug being pulled from the market over cancer risk. (34:34)
  • Nike extortion case. (38:05)
  • Mind Pump talk politics. (41:32)
  • #Quah question #1 – Saw an ad on TV for the Jenny Craig DNA Meal Plan for weight loss. It seems like clever marketing B.S. Any viability to this? (46:27)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you build a good core by only doing compound lifts and mobility exercises like the ones in MAPS Prime? Or should you incorporate certain core and ab exercises as well? (52:16)
  • #Quah question #3 - If the last gym in the world was on fire, which piece of equipment would take with you and why? (57:46)
  • #Quah question #4 - What do you do when you have the right mindset to achieve your goals, but you have too many distractions keeping you from reaching them? (1:04:15)

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Dr. Ben Pollack, PhD (@phdeadlift)  Instagram

Feb 21, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about 2-a-days, whether endurance rep ranges in the 15-20 range help at all with strength and hypertrophy, the correlation between lean muscle mass and resting metabolic rate, and the best ways to deal with stress.

  • Adam experimenting with Organifi products. (4:07)
  • Adam’s prank falls flat on his staff member. (5:21)
  • Tom and Jerry turn 80 and the evolution of animation. (11:15)
  • Astronauts and resistance training. (13:50)
  • Blue light blocking glasses have come a LONG way. (17:28)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Mythic Quest on Apple+ and McMillions on HBO. (21:10)
  • Is masturbation the new cold & flu medicine? (26:50)
  • The Jeff Bezos effect. (29:05)
  • Antioxidants and cancer. (35:15)
  • The importance of being ‘diet fluid’. (36:37)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on 2-a-days? (40:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do endurance rep ranges in the 15-20 range help at all with strength and hypertrophy? (48:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – I recently came across conflicting arguments regarding the correlation between lean muscle mass and resting metabolic rate. Why do you think most of these studies seem to suggest that the increase is fairly minimal? (53:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the best ways to deal with stress? (1:02:26)

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Wim Hof (@iceman_hof)  Instagram

Feb 20, 2020

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the 5 most important principles of resistance training.

  • Defining resistance training and how to properly apply it. (3:21)
  • What qualifies as resistance training? (7:12)
  • The 5 Commandments of Resistance Training. 
    • #1 – Do the RIGHT exercises and practice them consistently. (8:16)
    • #2 – Use the PROPER technique. (19:31)
    • #3 – Get stronger! (28:02)
    • #4 – Understand the appropriate dose of intensity and frequency. (34:12)
    • #5 – Seek Novelty. (43:23)
      • Seek a variety of exercises in your routine. (51:32)
      • The importance of tempo and rest. (53:10)

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Feb 19, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether pec development makes breasts look bigger, how to alter diet on training vs. non-training days, elevator pitches for trying to convince family members of the benefits of resistance training, and the best way to learn to eat new, healthy foods that you haven’t enjoyed in the past.

  • It’s a Vuori Valentine’s Day over at Mind Pump. (4:50)
  • The story behind Mind Pump’s latest sponsor, ZBiotics, and the Wheel of Misfortune. (5:32)
  • Death metal is a whole lot of angst. (24:00)
  • SEO and movies. (28:56)
  • The latest tech news with Mind Pump, the dangers of too much access to information & MORE. (31:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – I recently started working out with a new trainer who has me doing more chest work than I’ve ever done before. Being a very small-breasted woman, is my pec development going to make my chest look bigger? (35:40)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you alter your diet on training vs. non-training days? (41:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you have an elevator pitch for trying to convince family members of the benefits of resistance training? (48:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What’s the best way to learn how to eat new, healthy foods that you haven’t enjoyed in the past? I can’t stand salmon and most fish, but I want the health benefits. Can you teach yourself to like new foods? (57:35)

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Matt Cutshall (@mattcutshall)  Instagram

Feb 17, 2020

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with good friend and author Max Lugavere about his newest book, The Genius Life.

  • Health is important to everybody. (1:41)
  • Is Max getting into ‘tiffs’ over social media? (3:40)
  • Making the case for organic vs non-organic. (6:24)
  • Endocrine disruptors and their effect on our hormones. (9:45)
  • The importance of seeking out the opposing view from your own. (14:08)
  • Why is vegans' anger so misplaced? (17:50)
  • The rising popularity of the carnivore diet. (21:30)
  • Don’t Fork Around! The value of dietary protein. (24:00)
  • Do not be afraid of a good quality salt! (27:05)
  • How ultra-processed foods highjack your hunger levels. (31:34)
  • What you eat vs when you eat and its impact on your circadian rhythm. (32:29)
  • Are your lights carcinogenic to your health? (37:15)
  • The Vigger Trigger. The importance of thermal exercise. (43:06)
  • Chronic use of anticholinergic drugs and the dangers to our body. (52:05)
  • What’s the problem with heating plastic containers in the microwave? (54:38)
  • Fish consumption and mercury toxicity. (56:34)
  • Taking caution when taking Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). (58:45)
  • Knowledge is power. (1:02:17)
  • The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary. (1:07:07)

 

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Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne)  Instagram

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