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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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Feb 15, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to retain muscle mass while decreasing body fat, powerlifting for aesthetics,  3-5 things that the average person can do to improve their long-term health, and the positives and negatives of being a trainer.

  • Mind Pump ‘weird’ DM’s. (4:00)
  • Single parents are champions! (4:52)
  • Mind Pump Movie Reviews. (9:17)
  • Is the era of the ‘celebrity’ over? (11:20)
  • The importance of maintaining focus in between sets. (18:35)
  • Subscribe to Mind Pump TV. (25:52)
  • The latest dumb wellness/influencer trend. (29:10)
  • Pixar is at it again! (31:33)
  • Mind Pump Recommends A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. (32:51)
  • Science Alert! Mysterious radio signal from space repeating every 16 days. (34:10)
  • Improv update with Justin. (35:37)
  • What is more important for building muscle, tension or weight? (42:33)
  • NCI certification at Mind Pump Media HQ. (45:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to retain muscle mass while decreasing body fat? Specifically, in terms of how to alter training and how to split up my diet? (47:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on powerlifting for aesthetics? (53:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the top 3-5 things that the average American can do to improve their long-term health? (1:00:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the positives and negatives of being a trainer? Do you have any advice that you wish you knew when you first started? (1:08:25)

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Feb 14, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about  the best plan of action for gluteal amnesia, the value of doing dozens of push-ups throughout the day, whether the deadlift grip should be taken to failure, and how to fix externally rotated “duck” feet.

  • A very healthy debate between Paul Saladino and Terry Wahls. (4:39)
  • The supplement combination that helps with Sal’s ADD. (10:22)
  • The newest trend in bars: No booze. (11:30)
  • The new wine line from MIIR. (18:00)
  • Who has had the worst ideas? (20:50)
  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (21:48)
  • Look out Tesla, enter Nikola. (23:24)
  • Burger King’s brilliant Valentine’s Day promotion. (25:34)
  • Why it is harder to get leaner in modern life and how to combat it. (30:18)
  • Mind Pump News Report: Updates on the coronavirus conspiracy theories. (41:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best plan of action for gluteal amnesia? (45:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you guys feel about the daily practice of things like 50 to 100 push-ups? (55:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should your deadlift grip be taken to failure? (1:02:10)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you go about fixing externally rotated feet? (1:06:58)

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Casey Neistat (@caseyneistat)  Instagram

Feb 13, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the five kinds of supplements many people need to take if nutrients are lacking in their whole food diet. 

  • What are supplements? (4:24)
  • Why do certain segments of the population NEED supplements? (6:43)
  • The importance of testing to track the changing of your nutrient demands. (15:15)
  • Why whole foods are the ideal source. (18:40)
  • The 5 Most Important Supplements to Take.  (24:00)
    • Vitamins and minerals to fill nutrient deficiencies. (26:41)
    • Protein. (41:19)
    • Creatine. (47:11)
    • Caffeine. (53:15)
    • Adaptogens. (1:00:46)

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Feb 12, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about building a physique using only free weights, whether to increase rep ranges or weight when no longer getting sore after workouts, skipping trigger sessions when feeling sore or tired and the benefits to switching up one’s diet.

  • Sal’s action-packed week. (6:56)
  • Adam’s new business plan involving Magic Spoon cereal. (16:19)
  • Turning 40 and aging. (20:53)
  • The value of a home gym when having kids and the environment it creates. (28:40)
  • Justin’s Fun Fact of the Day. (35:02)
  • Sal has a bone to pick with Neil Degrasse Tyson. (38:51)
  • Low-fat diets may cause lower testosterone in men. (42:42)
  • Mind Pump shout outs. (43:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you build your physique, specifically your legs, using just free weights? I train only in my garage with a wide variety of barbells, plates, dumbbells and a few other non-machine items. (50:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – I am not feeling very sore a day or two after I go to the gym. Does that mean I am not working out hard enough? Should I increase my rep ranges or weight? (56:27)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it ok to skip trigger sessions if you are feeling sore or tired from a previous workout? (1:03:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Just like there are benefits to switching up your workout routine, are there any benefits to switching up your diet? If so, what would that look like? How often would you change your diet and any pitfalls to avoid? (1:09:24)

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Feb 10, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss five things everyone must do if they want to maintain fitness as they age.

  • The challenges of training after 40. (1:42)
    • Changes in recovery. (4:45)
    • Discipline=Freedom and managing your schedule. (11:00)
    • Ingraining muscle imbalances/chronic pain. (13:08)
    • Changes in hormones. (17:30)
  • The advantages of training after 40. 
    • Tend to be more patient and have more wisdom. (20:18)
    • Greater confidence in yourself. (23:24)
    • Have the expendable income to invest in yourself. (26:30)
  • The 5 Must-Dos for Fitness Over 40. (28:03)
    • #1 – Form is EVERYTHING! (28:48)
    • #2 – Proper priming. (35:44)
    • #3 – LISTEN to your body. (41:01)
    • #4 – Skip maxing out. (47:05)
    • #5 – Place your health over your performance. (53:47)

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Feb 8, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether working out once a week is enough to create a respectable physique, how to incorporate focus sessions with a full-body workout, using intermittent fasting to burn fat and build muscle, and whether cardio is necessary.

  • Mind Pump on their go-to Valentine’s Day gifts. (4:48)
  • How to properly use and dose CBD. (12:00)
  • Breaking news on the farmer who was sentenced to 10 years for the massive organic food scam. (18:52)
  • Justin drops some knowledge bombs. (20:10)
  • Planet of the Apes has arrived! (24:37)
  • Have you heard of the new diet coming out? (26:16)
  • The benefits of a high protein diet and the value of a quality protein powder like Organifi. (28:45)
  • Lifting weights is good for your heart too. (32:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is working out once a week with a balanced diet enough to create a respectable physique? (40:32)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you incorporate focus sessions with a full-body workout? (45:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – I am 190 lbs. and intermittent fast from the hours of 8 pm to 12 pm the next day. What are some examples of how I can get protein in between those times of eating? Is it possible to still burn fat and build muscle while going about it this way? (50:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – Would you guys consider cardio necessary? (56:21)

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Terry Wahls MD (@drterrywahls)  Instagram

Feb 7, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises to build abs out, cues that can help a client who can’t hip hinge, thoughts on lifting heavy during a cutting phase, and the importance of the type of shoes you wear when lifting.

  • Adam’s favorite unpopular post on Instagram. 
    • Tim Kennedy’s post on the Super Bowl Halftime Show. (5:28)
    • Layne Norton’s Biggest Loser post. (17:45)
  • Justin’s Improv class updates + the art of communication. (27:27)
  • Sal’s Tesla prediction coming to life. (38:17)
  • Facebook taking a huge dive. (40:05)
  • The Uber of parking spaces has Adam’s attention. (42:04)
  • Creatine may add years to your life. (44:13)
  • How to boost ATP production through red light therapy. (48:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises to build abs out? I’ve tried hanging leg raises, but I can’t seem to get my abs out more. (52:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some cues that can help a client who can’t hip hinge and keep their back flat? (1:00:08)
  • #Quah question #3 - Thoughts on lifting heavy during a cutting phase? (1:04:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – How important are the type of shoes you wear when lifting? What effect do flat soles, arch support, elevated heels, etc. have? (1:09:45)

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Paige Hathaway (@paigehathaway)  Instagram

Feb 6, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin dig into the pros and cons of low carb and low fat diets.

  • Making the case for low carb vs low-fat diets. (2:34)
  • Why so much of these diets and ideas around eating are all based around marketing and sales. (4:24)
  • The history of the diet fads. (6:35)
  • The distinction between low carb and low fat. (12:54)
  • Which burns the most body fat? (16:48)
  • The benefits of a low carb/higher fat diet. 
    • The positive effects on satiety levels. (17:35)
    • Why Mind Pump is NOT a fan of the ketogenic/carnivore diets for long-term success. (23:27)
    • Improves gut-health issues. (25:35)
    • Better for cognition. (27:56)
    • Prevention of diabetes. (31:23)
  • How does Mind Pump utilize low carb vs low-fat diets with their clients? (32:14)
  • The drawbacks of a low carb/higher fat diet. 
    • Decreases strength and performance. (33:50)
    • Difficult to bulk. (38:58)
    • Not as convenient. (40:54)
    • It costs more money. (42:14)
  • The benefits of a low fat/higher carb diet. 
    • Will lower your cholesterol levels. (43:26)
    • Increases athletic performance. (46:04)
    • Less expensive. (51:28)
  • The drawbacks of a low fat/higher carb diet.
    • Can lead to lower testosterone levels. (52:10)
    • Brain fog and energy crashes. (53:13)
  • Which is better? (54:37)
  • Is this something you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life? The importance of learning from your body. (1:00:28)

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Feb 5, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the appropriate time to incorporate partial reps, the value of going to the gym even if diet is not dialed in, exercises to do if the back squat is not an option, and the difference between reverse dieting and bulking.

  • Mind Pump on the Super Bowl, halftime show, female value, commercials, their food spreads & MORE. (5:36)
  • Mind Pump on the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan endorsing Bernie Sanders. (27:41)
  • When debates turn ugly + the importance of Facebook Groups for education purposes. (34:04)
  • High-intensity vs low-intensity exercise and its effect on the brain. (38:22)
  • Mind Pump on blue light blocking glasses and their design to prevent eye strain. (44:06)
  • #Quah question #1 – I know that full range of motion is best but is there ever an appropriate time to incorporate partials? What are the benefits of doing partial reps? (46:33)
  • #Quah question #2 - If my diet is not super dialed in, for example not getting enough protein, it feels like the gym isn't worth it. Should I still make a point to go? (59:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What exercise or exercises do you recommend if the back squat is not an option? (1:04:40)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is the difference between reverse dieting and bulking? How long can you stay in a calorie surplus before you get efficient with calories and add body fat? (1:08:35)

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Eugene Teo (@coacheugeneteo)  Instagram

Feb 3, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the pros and cons of the four best sources of protein.

  • The magic macronutrient, protein. (3:14)
  • Why protein is important for the human body, muscle building, and fat loss? (5:44)
  • Busting the myth that the body ‘burns’ muscle. (13:35)
  • Two things you want to use to your advantage in the modern world when it comes to protein intake.
    • #1 – Faster metabolism. (16:39)
    • #2 – The satiety and thermic effects. (17:09)
  • Making the case for high protein vs low protein diets. (19:50)
  • The Best Sources of Protein. 
    • #1 - Wholefoods. (26:26)
    • #2 - Animal. (28:22)
    • #3 – Plant. (30:00)
    • The popular Amino Acids. (31:48)
    • The drawbacks to whole food protein consumption. (34:30)
    • #4 - Protein powders. (37:50)
      • Whey. (45:27)
      • Egg. (52:05)
      • Planet based. (58:53)
  • Why BCAA’s are a waste of money. (1:04:42)
  • The controversy surrounding soy protein. (1:06:15)

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Feb 1, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the correct way to perform a row, strength training for endurance events, favorite ways to use a sled, and whether whey protein is damaging to the kidneys.

  • House of Pain is Justin’s jam. (4:45)
  • Sal goes down memory lane after watching the SUPPS documentary + the importance of third-party testing and paying attention to quality. (8:34)
  • Mind Pump Live at the Arnold Classic. (22:10)
  • Can ACL tears cause harmful changes in our brain structure? (28:46)
  • Has the novelty worn off?? Burger King to lower prices on their Impossible Whopper. (38:10)
  • Video game revenue is down. (44:08)
  • How times have changed. The brilliance of the Instagram page ‘Influencers in the wild’. (48:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – I've seen people do rows pulling traps together during the motion, while others let their shoulders roll forward. What is the correct way to perform a row? (53:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you strength train for endurance events, like marathons, where low body weight is key to running faster? (1:00:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your favorite ways to use a sled for your training and training clients? (1:06:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – You pretty much always recommend whey protein, but I have heard that it could be damaging to the kidneys. Could you comment on that? (1:11:07)

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Tank Sinatra (@influencersinthewild)  Instagra

Jan 31, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about chronic joint pain, whether you can build muscles you can't connect to, thoughts on the carnivore diet, and how often you should take diet breaks.

  • Why is Sal consuming black ant powder? (5:23)
  • Adam recommends SUPPS: The Movie on Amazon Prime Video. (9:37)
  • Protein powders and their quality throughout the years. (17:22)
  • Trigger sessions 101: The lost universal training technique. (23:06)
  • Gaining knowledge from Russian training techniques. (27:51)
  • Mind Pump on the season premiere of The Biggest Loser and the brilliant marketing of Planet Fitness. (28:53)
  • The origin story of the ‘Allstate Mayhem’ campaign. (44:56)
  • The growing trend of demonizing protein. (48:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – My joints always seem to be hurting. I work out 4-5 times a day, take fish oil and stay hydrated throughout the day. Am I doing something wrong? (54:10)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you build muscles you can't connect to? (1:03:18)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on the carnivore diet and how long do you run it? (1:09:41)
  • #Quah question #4 - How often you should take diet breaks and how long should they last? (1:16:16)

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Jan 30, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go over five benefits of weight training that are often overlooked.

  • The unexpected value of resistance training. (2:07)
    • #1 – Promotes a better functioning brain. (6:20)
      • Proprioceptive learning. (10:06)
      • Central Nervous System (CNS) adaption. (16:05)
    • #2 – The positive effect on your libido and hormone levels. (18:04)
    • #3 – The clear changes in your mood. (25:36)
    • #4 – Improves your ability to fight off illness. (36:34)
    • #5 – Empowers your independence and confidence. (43:46)

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Dr. Becky Campbell (@drbeckycampbell)  Instagram

Jan 29, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how often to deload, mini-bulks and mini-cuts, the benefits of carb-cycling and if it may cause a bad relationship with food, and whether foam rolling actually works.

  • Mind Pump on the supplements/prohormones they took in the past, the ‘false truth’ surrounding them, the great hustle & MORE. (4:49)
  • Opinion: Mind Pump on California passing Assembly Bill 5. (16:13)
  • Mind Pump on Donald Cerrone’s ass beating and Conor McGregor’s brilliance. (22:18)
  • The myth that war boosts the economy. (28:27) 
  • Interesting news on the Tik Tok front. (32:06)
  • China quarantine and the ‘Coronavirus’. (33:10)
  • The pros and cons of police facial recognition technology. (34:45)
  • Food quality is worth paying the price. (41:03)
  • A leader of the biggest US organic food fraud gets a 10-year jail term. (45:03)
  • Top YouTube earner of 2019. (47:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do you guys recommend deload weeks in between phases of your programs? If so, how often and what would you recommend they look like? (52:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on mini-bulks and mini-cuts? (1:00:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are there any benefits to carb-cycling or can it cause a bad relationship with food? (1:05:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – Does foam rolling actually work? What’s the science behind it? Is it better to have a hard or a soft foam roller? (1:11:06)

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Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne)  Instagram

Jan 27, 2020
  • What does a functional medicine doctor do and how do they differ from a traditional doctor? (2:52)
  • What are the most common offenders she sees in her practice? (6:50)
  • The growing problem of (SIBO) small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. What is it? Who does it affect and what can be done to treat it? (8:00)
  • How what you eat has NO effect on your skin. (15:57)
  • What are the ‘toxins’ we are exposed to? (18:17)
  • Testing women’s hormones the RIGHT way. (21:31)
  • What does estrogen dominance produce in terms of symptoms? (22:58)
  • Becky’s ‘Order of Operations’ when it comes to her clients. (24:45)
  • The rise of Thyroid disease and higher cortisol levels. (28:30)
  • What does exercise intolerance look like? (31:54)
  • Veganism and nutrient deficiency. (36:44)
  • Breaking down why we get heartburn and how to treat it. (39:42)
  • Why all diets are NOT created equal for women. (42:31)
  • The symptoms for Histamine Intolerance, the best way to test & MORE. (44:49)
  • How big of a role does your mental state play on your health? (55:15)
  • What does the training look like for a functional medicine doctor? (58:30)
  • Will functional medicine become more regulated? (1:00:27)
  • The signs you are seeing the WRONG doctor. (1:03:30)
  • What are some of the most useful supplements and herbs? (1:05:20)
  • Creatine and functional medicine. (1:08:00)
  • What is on the horizon for functional medicine? (1:09:27)
  • What is most difficult to diagnose? (1:11:09)

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Jan 25, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about “Biggest Loser” challenges in the workplace, the best way to train abs,  Mark Rippetoe's critique of the trap bar as a poor and unsafe substitute for the barbell, and stretching, foam rolling or mobility work as the best for muscular health.

  • ‘Fake health’ is the latest trend. (4:08)
  • Why people don’t take bodybuilders advice seriously. (5:42)
  • Mind Pump on ‘Ancient Aliens’ & old 80’s films they have watched over and over. (11:54)
  • Mind Pump drops random knowledge. (22:34)
  • Mind Pump on the Kansas vs Kansas St. brawl & qualities of a great man. (24:12)
  • Adam’s new favorite piece of Vuori clothing.  (28:19)
  • Is Chris Hemsworth trying to become the new Ben Greenfield? (30:16)
  • F45 vs Orangetheory, motivation as a state of mind & these fitness modalities capitalizing on the consumer. (31:12)
  • Will Mind Pump be watching the newest season of The Biggest Loser? (36:15)
  • HUGE NEWS on the cure for cancer front. (37:28)
  • Thyroid cancer linked to cell phone usage? (41:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Thoughts on “Biggest Loser” challenges in the workplace? (43:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to train abs? Isometric, concentric or eccentric? (51:05)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on trap bar deadlifts? Mark Rippetoe recently released a video talking about why the trap bar is a poor and unsafe substitute for the barbell. (57:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think is best for overall muscular health and longevity, stretching, foam rolling or mobility work? (1:07:43)

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Jan 24, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between training for strength gains vs. muscle gains, natural ways to help boost testosterone levels back to normal, whether tight muscles and/or a lack of mobility impede gains, and mindset tips and tricks to sticking with a diet plan.

  • Sal gets emotional. (4:58)
  • MIIR and their philanthropy efforts. (8:19)
  • Dr. Drew sounds off on the homelessness problem in California. What is the answer? (9:39)
  • The brilliant marketing behind kids' parties. (14:09)
  • Mind Pump’s post-holiday lull. (20:17)
  • Instagram responding to the market. (23:14)
  • Mind Pump on the hype surrounding Tik Tok. (25:15)
  • Amazon is making it even easier to checkout. (27:20)
  • Why is the human body temperature decreasing? (28:42)
  • Mind Pump on ageism and Botox. (31:55)
  • This is 40 for Justin. (36:36)
  • Mind Pump’s celebrity crushes. (41:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – When training for strength vs. muscle gains, what’s the difference and how can you focus on one more than the other? (46:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – I recently found out that my testosterone levels are incredibly low. I am meeting with an endocrinologist soon, but in the meantime, what are some natural ways to help boost my testosterone levels back to normal? (56:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do tight muscles and/or a lack of mobility impede gains? (1:07:24)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your best mindset tips and tricks to sticking with a diet plan when cravings are hitting? (1:12:00)

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Jan 23, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin detail seven ways you can increase your testosterone levels naturally.

  • What is causing lower testosterone in men? (3:03)
  • What is testosterone and why is it important? (5:50)
  • Breaking the myths surrounding lower testosterone levels. (8:00)
  • The Seven Ways to Raise your Testosterone Naturally. (12:04)
    • #1 - Lifting weights and getting stronger. (13:26)
    • #2 – Getting the body healthy first through a balanced diet. (22:15)
    • #3 – Building a quality sleep routine. (28:08)
    • #4 – Managing your stress. (34:41)
    • #5 – Getting enough sunlight. (41:12)
    • #6 – Supplementing with what you need. (43:30)
    • #7 – Avoiding estrogen-like compounds. (47:43)

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Jan 22, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about traveling with supplements, the ketogenic diet and building muscle, what to do if you are plateauing in a specific body part, and whether taking body measurements is a waste of time.

  • A great concept to get your kids into playing music. (6:12)
  • Can listening to music help build the brains of premature babies? (7:41)
  • Math and technology. (12:06)
  • What is the Down Under Donation Dildo? (17:43)
  • Cannabinoid 2-ag and its connection to relieving stress. (21:05)
  • Tongue fat and its relationship to obstructive sleep apnea. (28:04)
  • Does watching a movie qualify as light exercise? (31:13)
  • Tesla’s will be farting soon. (33:13)
  • The future of streetwear is here. (34:25)
  • Solvable vs perpetual problems. (35:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do you travel with supplements or do you just take the time off? (41:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on the ketogenic diet in regards to building muscle? (48:21)
  • #Quah question #3 - What should you do if you are plateauing in a specific body part? (53:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you recommend taking body measurements or is this a waste of time? (1:01:17)

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Jan 20, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Jason Phillips about all things nutrition when it comes to losing fat, building muscle and avoiding diet pitfalls.

  • Is it possible to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time? (5:58)
  • Which should you focus on first? (11:49)
  • How the physical follows the physiological. (15:12)
  • Why you can’t implement a shitty diet and get results. Teaching a connection-based model for successful coaches. (17:20)
  • Reverse vs recovery diets: Debating the two different schools of thought. (23:17)
  • The value and dark side of cheat meals. (27:24)
  • What is better for fat loss, low carb or low-fat diet? (31:55)
  • Training fighters, weight cutting and the delicate balance involved. (37:28)
  • Protein 101: The value, proper intake, why context matters & MORE. (43:21)
  • What is the RIGHT approach to building muscle and bulking? (53:01)
  • What are the ideal carb sources for his athletes? Ideal protein sources? (57:14)
  • Getting the ‘itch’ to get back into the game training clients. (1:04:47)
  • The problem is not knowing enough, but focusing on the human being. (1:08:18)
  • How did NCI come to be and how have they evolved? (1:09:40)
  • What is his feeling of potentially having national standards on coaches? (1:12:53)
  • Special discount for Mind Pump listeners ONLY!! Impact over everything! (1:14:15)

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Jan 18, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether it is better to drop a rep and increase weight by a larger amount, or progress with smaller fractional plates, how to determine if your metabolism is slow,  whether not eating right after a workout slows down progress, and exercises to keep your back strong and healthy.

  • How we all have that overly friendly friend, ‘Bro Code’ rules & MORE. (4:01)
  • Is Sal’s brother the best ChiliPad salesman ever?! (11:51)
  • The online mattress market is massive! (14:30)
  • Mind Pump is sold on Walmart. (21:04)
  • Jeff Bezos is catching some heat on his Australia donation. (25:51)
  • Nike banning their record-breaking shoe. What are Mind Pump’s thoughts? (28:16)
  • Scientists have created the first living robot! (35:56)
  • Unbelievable instances of animals in the military. (37:49)
  • Are women less likely to receive CPR than men? (41:40)
  • How being a Taco Bell manager is now a viable career choice. (45:56)
  • #Quah question #1 - Is it better to drop a rep and increase weight by a larger amount, or progress with smaller fractional plates? (48:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – If someone is having a hard time losing body fat, how do they determine if it is a slow metabolism or just overeating? (53:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is not eating after a workout slowing down my progress? (57:36)
  • #Quah question #4 – Since repetitive movement injuries are so common in the construction world, what kind of lower back work would you suggest to keep our back strong and healthy for years to come? (1:04:10)

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Jan 17, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about unique or forgotten exercises that are effective, getting enough calories when you are a hard gainer, the minimum macro calorie intake before entering a cutting phase, and tips for success with early mornings or ate evening workouts.

  • Bachelor in Space, hotels in Space & MORE. (6:25)
  • Resistance training and measuring volume. (14:12)
  • Does training to failure result in fewer gains? (19:50)
  • Can the use of a sauna help fight sickness? (21:50)
  • How do you know if you have to supplement with Vitamin D during the winter to build up your immune system? (25:07)
  • The connection between statins and mental health issues. (28:50)
  • Mind Pump correcting their predictions on the Box Office & MORE. (34:00)
  • Pokémon Go bigger than ever! (41:07)
  • How to handle your kids and their strong feelings. (45:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – I started doing daily stomach vacuums for the first time about a month ago and have seen significant results in a short period of time. What other unique or forgotten exercises should I be doing that will have similar benefits and results? (51:44)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm a hardgainer and have read your hardgainer guide. My issue is still getting enough calories while not eating junk. Would you recommend a weight gainer if it’s from a great company like Legion? (1:00:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the minimum macro calorie intake you would like to see an individual at before they enter a cutting phase? What would you consider ideal? (1:12:41)
  • #Quah question #4 – With my schedule, the only time I have available to go to the gym is either early mornings or really late evenings. I have always had my best feeling and progress in the gym around mid-day. Do you have any tips for success with these time of day workouts? (1:18:45)

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Jan 16, 2020

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go over five ways to lose weight without having to track or count calories.

  • What to do if macro counting is too hard? (3:23)
  • Energy cannot be created or destroyed. Why calories are important. (5:20)
  • What are macros and why they are important? (7:54)
  • Why do we demonize fat? (9:28)
  • Analyzing the human psyche while hungry. (12:00)
  • The Five Strategies to Weight Loss without Counting Calories. (15:58)
    • #1 - Drinking more water. (16:36)
    • #2 - Changing HOW you eat. (22:07)
    • #3 – ADDING more protein and vegetables. (28:23)
    • #4 – Improving the quality of your sleep to control appetite. (37:38)
    • #5 – Eliminating heavily processed foods from your diet. (45:31)

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Jan 15, 2020

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether squats and lunges are bad for your knees, squatting on a Smith machine, how to setup and execute a close grip bench press, and using net carbs when counting your macros.

  • XFL comeback date is set. Will the guys be watching? (5:54)
  • Old ‘fit’ awesome looking people. (8:37)
  • Do you communicate with the intent to impress or influence? (14:34)
  • Old people rage stories. (17:03)
  • Why is Gwyneth Paltrow selling a candle that smells like a certain body part? Would the guys buy it? (21:57)
  • Sex after kids. (28:22)
  • Mind Pump reminisces on Rush and their drummer Neil Peart. (34:56)
  • Sal’s a big ‘wing’ guy. (37:52)
  • Tesla hitting new highs in the stock market! (40:45)
  • Can a wristband tell you what you should and shouldn’t eat based on your DNA? (42:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are squats and lunges bad for your knees? (47:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is squatting on a Smith machine still beneficial if your gym doesn’t have a free weight squat rack? (54:13)
  • #Quah question #3 – Apart from the hand position, how are the setup and execution a close grip bench press and a standard bench press different? (1:00:19)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you explain net carbs? Is this even important to consider when counting your macros? (1:03:11)

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Jan 13, 2020

1205: Do the Risks of HIIT Training Outweigh the Benefits?

  • The growing trend of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). (1:50)
  • What is HIIT? (4:10)
  • HOW did it get big so fast and WHY did people start using it? (5:20)
  • The detriments of HIIT training for beginners. (10:10)
  • The Four Problems and Mistakes Made with HIIT Programs. (15:30)
    • #1 – NOT incorporating Priming properly. (16:10)
    • #2 – NOT having proper programming. (25:06)
    • #3 – Form is NOT at the top of your hierarchy chart. (31:26)
    • #4 – Does NOT prioritize recovery. (37:17)
  • Is HIIT training RIGHT for you? Do the risks outweigh the benefits? (44:51)
  • How does Mind Pump incorporate HIIT training? (48:30)

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