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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

MindPump exposes the RAW TRUTH about health, fitness, nutrition and more... Hosts Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer & Justin Andrews pull back the curtain on the mythology, snake oil and pseudo-science that pervades the fitness industry and present science-backed solutions that result in increased muscular development and performance while simultaneously emphasizing health. No fitness institution or fitness "truth" is safe from their quick wit and over 40 years of combined experience in the fitness industry. Produced by Doug Egge. Find Mind Pump and the Mind Pump hosts on Instragram @mindpumpmedia, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and at mindpumppodcast.com. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at mapsfitnessproducts.com
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Feb 21, 2019

Small tweaks and cues while lifting can make a big difference in the results that you or your clients get when working out. In this workout, Sal, Adam & Justin provide their favorite tips and tricks for each body part. Whether you are a trainer or are just serious about building your body, this episode has some real actionable gems.

  • Sal has reverted back to his old haircut. (2:02)
  • What is the weirdest thing the guys have been asked? (5:20)
  • The psychological effect of how your thoughts affect how you feel. (12:15)
  • Trainer Tip & Tricks for More Effective Workouts: Small tweaks and cues while lifting can make a big difference in the results that you or your clients get when working out. The guys provide their favorite tips and tricks for each body part. (15:50)
  • Why you should think of exercise as a new skill. (1:08:15)

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Feb 20, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why calves are so difficult to grow for some people, how training the CNS differs from training muscle groups, the pros & cons of adding calories via reverse dieting but staying low carb and what to do when someone claims a squat is not functional.

  • How to determine how much life insurance is enough for your loved ones in an unexpected tragedy, the future & MORE. (5:14)
  • Is your CBD really concentrated? The importance of vetting your sources and how the guys use it. (11:30)
  • Sal and Adam recap their talk at Red Dot Fitness: How to build your online presence on social media through new media. (20:57)
  • Your newest little league coach, Justin Andrews. How will he control the chaos ahead? Plus, at what age is it appropriate for parents to fight their kid’s battles. (27:40)
  • Do single men smell and look different from partnered men? A new study says. (41:27)
  • How Catrina now has ‘spidey’ senses being pregnant. (43:17)
  • #Quah question #1 - Why the calves are so difficult to grow? (49:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – How does training the CNS differ from training muscle groups? (1:02:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the pros & cons of adding calories via reverse dieting but staying low carb? (1:13:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you explain to someone that claims a squat is not functional? (1:19:44)

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Feb 18, 2019

In this episode Sal, Adam, and Justin talk to Dr. Jordan Shallow about his travels and his adventures with Ben Pakulski. Mid episode the boys call Ben Greenfield to find out what he was thinking when he posted his recent Twitter post on vaccines. This opened a can of worms and led to a lively debate between Jordan and Sal.

  • Making the compelling argument why men and women SHOULD NOT be separated in sports at a young age. (5:17)
  • Jordan opens up about his travels across the world and in particular his adventures with Ben Pakulski. The importance of healthy debate to learn and grow, lessons learned in the process & MORE. (11:30)
  • Why he aims to ‘teach people to teach’. (51:20)
  • Is he diving into how the mind plays a role in how he moves? How perception is open to interpretation. (56:28)
  • The gnarly things he witnessed involving drugs in the gyms overseas. (1:06:46)
  • Jordan gets personal on the current situation he is going through. (1:09:33)
  • Live call in with Ben Greenfield where the guys address, what’s the deal with that vaccine tweet? (1:22:30)
  • The Great Debate: Should the government have the authority to inject what they deem to be good into your children? Who owns your body and mind? (1:34:25)
  • The CRAZY travel schedule for Jordan in 2019 and his push to get Mind Pump back on the road. (1:58:30)

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Feb 16, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the pros and cons of full body workout programming vs body part splits, best tips for focusing on the mind/muscle connection, lifting weights while pregnant and the Brittany Dawn fitness scam.

  • Have the guys always been anti-establishment? (3:50)
  • Mind Pump talks politics. Why we NEED more objective voices to stand up and how ONE person should NOT have so much power. (6:50)
  • The drama over the ‘Scouts’. Why there is a HUGE problem with humanity. (14:45)
  • Will Adam finally get life insurance now that he is expecting?? (19:44)
  • Introducing the Joovv Go. (25:30)
  • Why if we remove processed foods from our diet, our bodies can reach their more natural weight. (30:03)
  • Mind Pump recommends Strongland on Netflix. (37:48)
  • Are there any feats of strength that the guys have witnessed in person? (44:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you please go over the pros and cons of full body workout programming vs body part splits? (50:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your best tips for focusing on the mind/muscle connection? (1:00:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on lifting weights while pregnant? (1:09:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you speak on the Brittany Dawn fitness scam? (1:15:52)

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Feb 15, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the carry-over an overhead squat has for a traditional back squat or front squat, go-to techniques to elicit long-term behavior change in clients, the training volume needed to build and keep muscle and the best way to close a potential client.

  • The ‘unicorn pencil’ meltdown at the Di Stefano Household. (5:47)
  • Is Sal abusing his wisdom with his family and staff? (10:15)
  • The Four Sigmatic “Winter Sale” is running until 2/17! Time to stock up! Plus, Sal gives his supplement stack from them and the magic of mushrooms. (13:30)
  • Adam is going to be a DAD!! (19:33)
  • #Quah question #1 - Thoughts on the overhead squat? Do you prescribe it to your clients? Does it have carry-over for a traditional back squat or front squat? (50:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your go-to techniques to elicit long-term behavior change in clients? (1:00:17)
  • #Quah question #3 - If you build muscle with a certain type of training volume, do you need to keep that volume of training to maintain that muscle? (1:13:54)
  • #Quah question #4 - When meeting with a potential client, what is the best way to close them? (1:22:37)

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Feb 14, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon.

967: Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

  • What is her background in the space of health/wellness? (4:52)
  • What got her interested in what she does now? (6:00)
  • Her journey competing and how it impacted her health/mindset. Did she have the best approach going into it? (7:50)
  • What happens to women’s hormones when they maintain such a low body fat percentage for so long? (12:19)
  • What did the process look like for her while she was competing? (13:02)
  • Why, maybe, you SHOULDN’T be fasting. (14:38)
  • What does the post-workout window look like for men and women? (17:28)
  • How she works with anyone ready to ‘level-up’ in their lives. (19:14)
  • What different challenges does she face working/coaching high performers (i.e. Navy Seals, Green Berets) in comparison to the average person? The 4 characteristics of high performers. (21:44)
  • Where does she see actual measurements that a person’s mental state is where it should be? (29:40)
  • What happens to women’s hormones when they go through menopause? Her checklist and standard of care protocols. (32:55)
  • Does she find that the average female under consumes protein? Does she recommend the vegan diet to a post-menopausal woman? (37:35)
  • Why does she believe the medical community doesn’t place resistance training as a priority? (40:00)
  • What does the process look like for women coming off birth control? (42:50)
  • A review of Adam’s testosterone case. (46:20)
  • Should you modify your training/nutrition based on your menstrual cycle? (50:00)
  • What is estrogen/progesterone dominance? Symptoms? (50:43)
  • Are there common supplements she recommends? (53:35)
  • How common is vitamin d deficiency? (54:20)
  • What conditions does she use functional vs. western medicine? (56:00)
  • Does she use red light therapy? Would she prescribe it to her patients? (1:02:47)
  • How has her pregnancy been so far? Challenges she has faced? (1:04:15)
  • Is she looking into alternative forms of birthing? (1:12:25)
  • What does she see when she looks at the landscape of social media and things that are perpetuated on the western medicine side vs. the functional side, what bothers her the most? (1:15:47)

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Feb 13, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the importance of the 1 rep max for building muscle and strength, tips for optimizing recovery days, whether personal training will be covered by insurance and how overcome difficult setbacks in fitness.

  • What are the guys doing for Valentine’s Day for their significant other? The importance of going all out or not. (5:11)
  • The benefits of consuming liver meats and how Sal uses Butcher Box to sneak them into his kid's food. (16:41)
  • Users beware: This crypto exchange can't repay the $190 million to customers because the CEO died with the only password. (20:32)
  • How money is one of the greatest breakthroughs of mankind. The guys speculate on the future of the dollar. (26:25)
  • Skinny Dipped is taking over!! (28:55)
  • How part of being cool is blazing your own trail. Burning Man comes out against Instagram Influencers and Coachella-ification. (30:57)
  • The exciting future of podcasting and cannabis. (35:37)
  • #Quah question #1 – How important is knowing and improving your 1 rep max for building muscle and strength? (50:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – Any tips for optimizing my recovery days? (59:48)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you ever think personal training will be covered by insurance? (1:04:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – What was the most difficult setback in your personal fitness journey and what did you do to overcome it and bounce back? (1:11:16)

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Feb 11, 2019

If your workouts are no longer fun, they are probably losing their effectiveness. In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin provide tips and tricks to spice up your boring workout.

  • How to spice up and fix a boring workout. (5:50)
  • The importance of changing your goal or adaptation you are chasing. (8:30)
  • The breakdown of the spectrum of ‘Performance’. (19:45)
  • Why you shouldn’t be attacking a goal for longer than 4-6 weeks MAX! (44:00)

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Feb 9, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits to performing a squat from the bottom position, a person's genetic potential and limit for skill, the difference between allowing women and men to compete together but not trans women with cis women and favorite client success stories.

  • Gym Wars: The crazy games and antics the guys used to do to get customers & MORE. (5:10)
  • The Annual Father/Daughter dance has arrived! (12:14)
  • What is the most fanatical event they have been to? How there is a certain amount of grace required as you get older. (17:00)
  • The benefits of monitoring lifestyle changes with testing using companies like Everly Well. (23:05)
  • Jeff Bezos vs. The National Enquirer: How a tabloid tale escalated and exploded. (32:24)
  • The perfect combination: Organifi chocolate gold juice and macadamia nut milk. (47:38)
  • A bitcoin millionaire created a haven for ‘anarcho-capitalists’ in Mexico. When one of his followers was killed, he said it was just the cost of doing business. (51:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there any benefit to performing a squat from the bottom position? (55:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there such thing as a genetic potential and limit for skill? (1:03:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are you now sold on trans women competing in the women’s divisions CrossFit competitions? If so how was he able to convince you, but the representatives in the trans community were not? If not, please break down the difference in allowing men and women to compete together, but not trans women with cis women? (1:15:14)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your favorite client success stories? (1:23:21)

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Feb 8, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to progress into both pistol squats and box jumps, using trigger sessions as a warm-up on a foundational workout days, using TRX for trigger sessions and the body's maximum ability to absorb protein.

  • Adam isn’t a young whipper-snapper anymore…how no sleep=sick.  (5:42)
  • A game changing piece of technology to wake up calmly, the sunrise alarm clock. (8:45)
  • A beacon of piss…Adam’s new light in his toilet to assist for night time use. (12:12)
  • Utah's 'free-range parenting' law is now officially in effect. Why it is important to let your kids do their own thing. (14:05)
  • The history of the word ‘cellulite’. How unnatural is becoming more and more acceptable. (17:11)
  • Give the gift of Vuori for Valentine’s Day for your loved one. (32:15)
  • Runner kills a mountain lion with bare hands in Colorado. (34:25)
  • Thrive Market unboxing! (38:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you explain the best way to progress into both pistol squats and box jumps? (42:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you use a trigger session workout as a warm-up on a foundational workout day? (55:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – Thoughts on using TRX for trigger sessions on non-training days? (1:01:09)
  • #Quah question #4 –Is there any truth to the belief that the body can only absorb up to 30 grams of protein at one time? (1:07:41)

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Feb 7, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with the inventor of Jawzrsize, Brandon Harris.

  • Brandon shares his background in the fitness space and how this product came about. (8:21)
  • How many of these has he sold? (12:38)
  • Why he calls himself ‘the jack of all trades’. (14:10)
  • At what point did he know he had a homerun? (14:35)
  • Did he hit it out the park with the first product that he made? (19:05)
  • How long did it take before it went viral? (20:38)
  • Has he gotten any heat from people in the fitness industry? (21:36)
  • At what point has he had to add anyone to his team? What has the scaling process looked like? (22:21)
  • How much has he been able to reduce the cost of manufacturing? (24:50)
  • What has been the best platform for marketing? (26:38)
  • What is the craziest thing he has bought with his money? (30:00)
  • Has he gotten any push back from dentists or other people that claim this might actually perpetuate TMJ or acid reflex? (31:16)
  • Has he seen anyone in public use his product? (34:20)
  • Has there been consistent growth every month or has he hit any peaks/valleys? (35:01)
  • What is in store for Q1? (36:38)
  • What has he learned transitioning from a brick and mortar space to an online business? (37:52)
  • If he could go back in time, would he change anything? (40:11)
  • Does he spend a lot of money on Facebook ads? (44:07)
  • How much has his life changed? (44:33)
  • Have there been talks to bring in any big names to promote the business? (46:24)
  • Does he care if this product gets lumped into the other ‘Made for TV’ fitness products (i.e. Shake Weight, Thighmaster)? (47:12)

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Feb 6, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the pros and cons to exercising in a fasted state, the good and bad of Tom Brady’s TB12 Method, the importance of training in person before training online and their passions they may want to turn into another business.

  • Mind Pump recommends Sex Education on Netflix. (6:15)
  • Will we see more epic series/novels go towards the streaming platforms rather than straight to film? [11:35]
  • The guys recap Sal’s birthday weekend in Vegas, how with age you realize the network of people you WANT to be with & MORE. (12:53)
  • The importance of having life insurance, like Health IQ, when you unexpectedly lose a loved one. (25:46)
  • How Microsoft and Google played to America’s heartstrings with their Super Bowl commercials. Why technology is a powerful tool. (29:23)
  • Beijing's "Anger Room" lets people smash away their stress. The significance of having an outlet to let out your negative energy. (33:30)
  • For millennial's, cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise, study says. (37:17)
  • Israeli scientists claim they're on the path to a cure for cancer. (40:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the pros and cons to exercising in a fasted state? (44:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you discuss Tom Brady’s TB12 Method? (53:27)
  • #Quah question #3 - Would you recommend building clientele through one on one training or jumping straight to coaching online and selling programs? (1:05:42)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is something each of you would be passionate enough about to start a business on if you were developing a side hustle project? (1:16:46)

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Feb 4, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Mark Bell at his Supertraining Gym studio in Sacramento, CA.

  • In his experience, what are the benefits that come along with age? (3:07)
  • How different is the skill of building mass for bodybuilding than powerlifting? (10:00)
  • What lead him to hire Hany Rambod? Did he do everything he told him to? (13:40)
  • How was he able to run his gym while getting ready for his show? (19:43)
  • When did he start making money? How did he figure out how to survive? (23:15)
  • Where does survival mentally come from? (31:46)
  • Is he more aware of the environment he is raising his own kids in? (36:43)
  • Does he remember his first business failure? (38:05)
  • His connection to ‘pro wrestling’ and how he met John Cena. (41:35)
  • From what he learned from pro wrestling, has that transferred into his success in new media? (48:12)
  • Did he battle with addiction during the ‘steroid era’? (51:17)
  • Does he remember what is first cycle was? Was it a love affair from day 1? (55:50)
  • Has he thought about the ‘going on gear’ conversation with his own kids? (1:00:35)
  • What is his opinion on SARMS? (1:02:11)
  • What made him think about getting into the podcast space? What has the journey been like for him? (1:05:42)
  • What did he learn from his relationship with his former co-host? (1:12:43)
  • How did his fans react with the podcast change? Was there any push back? (1:18:43)
  • The guys reminisce over their first interview with Mark. (1:20:28)
  • What have his kids taught him about himself? (1:24:25)
  • Are his kid’s naturals when it comes to sports? Have any interest in competition? (1:27:40)
  • Has his son expressed any interest in lifting weights? (1:35:00)
  • What is something specific he has been working on HIMSELF? (1:38:09)
  • Is social media enhancing or hurting what he is doing? (1:45:04)
  • What is in store in the future for himself and his companies? (1:48:40)

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Feb 2, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about essential home equipment for $1,000, why there are never decline presses in MAPS programs, traditional vs sumo deadlifts and how to program mobility during long rest periods between sets.

  • Justin explains his fascination over the mimicking octopus + subconscious human behavior. (3:00)
  • Does the culture feed into a show’s success? The ‘meme’ culture explained. (9:50)
  • The collective mentality and categorizing men into a box. The guys discuss the recent Elliott Hulse post and taking the RIGHT approach. (15:15)
  • Fart facts: Fascinating truths about passing gas + the one time Justin farted over an open flame. (28:35)
  • Do the guys feel guilty about the bad things they have done in the past? (35:25)
  • #Quah question #1 - If you had a budget of $1,000 to build a home gym, what would the essentials be? (42:53)
  • #Quah question #2 - Why are there incline presses in the MAPS programs, but never decline? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Traditional deadlift stance or sumo? (1:01:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you work on mobility during long rest periods between sets, if so how do you program it? (1:08:53)

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Feb 1, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the differences between barbell and dumbbell exercises, recommended macros for muscle building, what to do if you can’t hit a specified rep range and future fitness trends.

  • Mind Pump’s cereal of choice + the history of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. (3:19)
  • The convenience of using the ‘sous vide’ bags with the quality meat from Butcher Box. (11:53)
  • Apple's FaceTime bug and how it highlights how you can easily access someone’s camera or microphone. (18:22)
  • Yes, ice tsunamis are a real thing! + What natural event terrifies the guys the most? (21:25)
  • Genetically modified chickens lay eggs with cancer-killing chemicals inside. (33:02)
  • 77 below zero? Polar vortex yields deadly cold as thousands endure power cuts, travel issues mount in Midwest. (34:48)
  • Update: Justin’s Alpha ‘Sock Eating’ Dog. (41:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the differences between barbell and dumbbell exercises? (45:26)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the recommended macros for muscle building? (57:50)
  • #Quah question #3 - What can you do if you can’t hit a specified rep range? (1:07:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the fitness trends and/or supplements that will be the best new thing in the future and what will be forgotten? (1:13:31)

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Jan 31, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin speak with Marc Weinstein, who was featured in Netflix's just released documentary Fyre. Marc goes into detail about what led him to work with the festival, why he stayed to the disastrous end and what he learned from the experience. This is a very interesting conversation with a behind the scene look at the music festival business, the power of social media and the damage that one charismatic sociopath can inflict.

  • What Marc does for a living, his background and how he connected with Mind Pump? (2:06)
  • What are some of the most profitable music festivals and the challenges you would face starting one? (8:50)
  • Did he know what he was getting into when he switched from finance to event production? (14:50)
  • How he ‘fell’ into the music industry. (18:09)
  • Why the events industry is always a mess and the need to just ‘figure it out’. (21:10)
  • How did he meet Billy McFarland and the founders of the Fyre Festival? (23:45)
  • How did he deal with the coordination and stress of trying to accommodate the festival guests? (38:40)
  • What were the conversations like with the other members of the production team while this debacle was going on? (42:37)
  • Was there a thought process to postpone? (45:27)
  • How did he coordinate the festival guests off the island and when did he discover that Billy had committed wire fraud? (48:40)
  • Was he afraid at any point the locals would get violent? (52:50)
  • Who owns the footage from the documentary? Are we contributing to this sociopath? (53:48)
  • How Fyre is just a microcosm of how social media portrays our lives. (58:55)
  • What is the aftermath from this? (1:01:23)
  • Does he find it cathartic to talk about it? Make amends with GoFundMe pages? How we could use social media for good. (1:03:40)
  • How does he feel he has evolved from this? His take on the social media revolution. (1:09:00)
  • Does he see an advantage of events like Burning Man unplugging from technology? (1:17:00)
  • What practices does he implement to cope with social media addiction? (1:18:37)
  • What is he currently pursuing? (1:20:57)

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Jan 30, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best advice to break food addiction, validity of eating and training as per neurotype, favorite strongman lifts and the best or most paradigm shattering things they have learned from their co-hosts.

  • Justin’s ‘brilliant’ theory on the Fyre Festival debacle. (4:54)
  • The guys recap their facial spa day using the NEW Four Sigmatic skin care products. (9:57)
  • Sal updates the ‘newbie gains’ his son is experiencing and how he is training him the RIGHT way in this formative part of his life. (12:30)
  • A sign of the times?? YouTube to curb recommending ‘borderline’ content + the inconsistency of what their parameters are. (22:12)
  • Scientists develop telescopic contact lenses that can zoom 3X! The evolution of the human being, wisdom vs. knowledge & MORE. (39:20)
  • #Quah question #1 - Best advice to break food addiction? (54:19)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you think of eating and training as per neurotype? (1:12:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your favorite strongman lifts? (1:18:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the best or most paradigm shattering things you have learned from your co-hosts? (1:24:02)

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Jan 28, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with John Brenkus, an award winning producer, director, and television personality.

  • John talks about his ‘robotic’ knee surgery. (3:14)
  • How did he get tagged ‘The Sports Science Guy’? His background and the origin story of the show. (7:15)
  • Were there any preconceived notions he had on these athletes before they were on the show? (12:46)
  • Does he think NFL teams have started recruiting differently because of the show? (15:45)
  • Did he have an athlete on the show that stood out above the rest? (18:34)
  • What is the worst injury he has sustained on the show? (20:28)
  • Are the athletes pumped to get these HIGH numbers on the show? (24:22)
  • What if LeBron James played tight end in football?  + The greatest athlete of all time based on his metrics. (26:20)
  • What is it that separates these great athletes from everyone else? (32:23)
  • Can you improve your skills or are you born with them? The theory of ‘Morphic Resonance’. (35:32)
  • Should boys and girls be competing together? The humbling notion of getting ‘weeded out’. (38:27)
  • How does he feel about children’s sports today? The participation medal era. (51:28)
  • What does the conversation look like with his daughter on this very topic? (53:36)
  • How there is no shame getting ‘chicked’. (57:05)
  • What is his opinion on ‘CTE’ and what strategies should the NFL implement? (59:40)
  • How a gun is NOT the most dangerous thing in your house. (1:03:35)
  • What things does he have in the works? (1:05:20)
  • Does he feel the attributes in top athletes are the same we would find in the top business performers? (1:07:05)

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Jan 26, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between variations of a lunge such as back step, walking or side lunges, the amount of time that should be spent practicing key movements before ramping up the weight, the value of taking sides and "polarizing your content" as an "influencer," and the life lessons playing sports can provide that you may not be able to get anywhere else.

  • Adam gives Sal a compliment! That Vuori Clothing on point! (4:03)
  • Mind Pump Recommends FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened | Netflix. (7:27)
  • Everyone trying to make a buck these days off of teaching others how to become an “influencer”. Mostly bullshit. The new emerging market. When will the bubble pop? (13:13)
  • How Layne Norton lives to start shit. Pro-vaccine or not? Ones to stay away from? Live call in with Layne on this subject & MORE. (20:46)
  • Predicting one’s behavior based on the proximity of the people they know using social media. The future is here. (36:50)
  • Green Juice Day is on Saturday and perfect timing to get your first Smoothie Box. (41:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the difference between variations of a lunge such as back step, walking or side lunges? What is the point of using different variations? Isn’t a lunge a lunge? (45:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the amount of time that someone should be spent practicing key movements before ramping up the weight? (55:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think about “insta-influencers” who talk about "polarizing your content" and taking sides? (1:00:27)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you think sports teach lessons you can’t learn or are difficult to learn elsewhere? (1:10:22)

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Jan 25, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to optimize brain function to stay on top of the game, how strong the average individual should aim to be in the major movement categories, hinge, squat, push, press and pull, the pros and cons of fresh vs frozen vegetables and the best way to get over a break up.

  • New Product Alert: Organifi Gold-Chocolate. (3:26)
  • How Adam uses NED to combat his dog’s anxiety + is Justin’s dog the dumbest one he has ever had?! (10:00)
  • The origins of the ‘Skateboard Revolution’ + the guys share their own stories. (14:28)
  • How ‘clicks’ have evolved from the 80s to today. Is this generation too sheltered or simply more informed? (19:50)
  • Should there be regulations on advertising to children? (28:25)
  • Not just a game: NBA 2K League quickly becoming serious business for all. (33:09)
  • How things have gotten so good, we have to find things to complain about. Google employees freak out over the word 'family', group identity, self-destructing mindset & MORE. (37:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some things you can do to optimize brain function to stay on top of your game? (44:08)
  • #Quah question #2 - How strong should the average individual aim to be in the major movement categories, hinge, squat, push, press and pull? (55:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – Elaborate on fresh vs frozen vegetables and the pros and cons of each? (1:06:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the best way to get over a breakup? (1:12:45)

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Jan 24, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Chad Wesley Smith of Juggernaut Training Systems.

  • Does he do a lot of consulting for gyms? (4:53)
  • When he goes to visit these sports teams, what does he help them with? (7:05)
  • What exercises does he find gives athletes the biggest carry over? The ‘Exercise Pyramid’ explained. (9:59)
  • Chad’s sports background as a kid to today. (16:08)
  • What was the goal when he started Juggernaut? (18:33)
  • Where did he get the idea to write an eBook? (20:35)
  • Did he see early success from the athletes he trained? (24:40)
  • How did his training system stand out from the rest? (25:15)
  • How different does the training look like for a lineman compared to a wide receiver? (27:49)
  • What are his thoughts on the sports camp on one’s ability to accelerate/decelerate? (33:40)
  • How much of lifting is skill vs. just using your muscles? (38:35)
  • Does he believe kids should play multiple sports? His ‘3 Phase System’ for youth athletes. (44:39)
  • How does he explain athletes like Bo Jackson? (50:04)
  • Are the injury rates higher with early specialization in sports? (55:01)
  • Why we are taking away the development of children with the lack of movement/activity. (57:30)
  • What strategies does he implement to lessen sports injuries? (59:35)
  • What are some things within the sports and conditioning field that ‘grind his gears’? (1:00:52)
  • How important is wisdom vs. knowledge in coaching? (1:08:43)
  • Does he see people paying more attention to programming? (1:13:25)
  • Is he finding it hard to scale down his strength getting into ju-jitsu? (1:16:15)
  • Is powerlifting enjoying a growth period at the moment? (1:19:55)
  • What made him start the YouTube channel and his online training system? + The future of training systems. (1:27:39) 

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Jan 23, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to address hip shift or tilt in the squat, why MAPS programs frequently don't follow NASM's recommended progression, what a typical Mind Pump work day looks like and their greatest mentors.

  • Sal explains the process of getting health insurance with Health IQ. (4:50)
  • The weird power of the placebo effect explained. How your experience is just as important as the physiological response. (12:45)
  • Facebook invests $300m in local news. (24:08)
  • Is working remotely more productive than working from an office? (26:25)
  • The Mind Pump vetting process and return rate on sponsors like Ned. (38:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you address hip shift or tilt in the squat? (46:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – Why do MAPS programs frequently not follow NASM's recommended progression? (58:11)
  • #Quah question #3 - What does a typical work day look like for you guys from beginning to bed? (1:10:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – Who were your greatest mentors? (1:24:14)

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Jan 21, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin break down which lifts are most effective for building muscle and burning body fat.

  • What was the first ‘T.O’ the guys got in sales? + Valuing the art and skill of effective communication. (1:38)
  • Why being HONEST is a lost attribute. (18:30)
  • Understanding the benefits/value of isolation vs. compound movements. The differences, why one person would gain from each & MORE. (19:19)
  • The myths behind muscle activation in certain exercises. (27:08)
  • How the rules don’t always apply. (31:12)
  • Why all exercises are not created equal + the significance of mastering a skill. (33:45)
  • The BEST lifts for building muscle and burning body fat, the CORRECT order of operations when it comes to your workout & MORE. (43:20)

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Jan 19, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to bulk on a budget, favorite isolation movements, mistakes and successes they made as personal trainers and when the poor advice from Instagram fitness celebrities will end.

  • Why Mind Pump really LIKES Australia + peoples misconceptions. (3:42)
  • California is the 5th largest economy in the WORLD! (6:36)
  • Skinny Dipped is EVERYWHERE, even on college campuses. (8:00)
  • Pot company Tilray will market cannabis products along with shoe company Authentic Brands + will the cannabis bubble pop in the near future? (10:17)
  • This is why shit is so expensive in the Bay Area…How much the average employee makes at tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Netflix & MORE.  (15:10)
  • The connection between having regulation and slowing down innovation. (22:21)
  • The importance of resistance training for longevity + simplifying weight training for the average person. (29:41)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do you bulk on a budget? (41:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is your favorite isolation move? (51:25)
  • #Quah question #3 – What mistakes did you make and successes you had as personal trainers? (1:05:18)
  • #Quah question #4 - When will these Instagram fitness celebrities realize their fitness advice is poor and this trend will end? (1:22:59)

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Jan 18, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what’s more effective for losing fat and retaining muscle, more cardio or fewer calories considering they equal the same daily calorie deficit, if fiber the most underappreciated macronutrient or if it is the least important, the most impactful piece of advice that a client has given them in regards to personal growth and the worst piece of advice a fellow podcaster has given Mind Pump.

  • Sal’s son getting serious about the BULK, getting in quality calories using Smoothie Box, sharing their worst ‘protein shake’ stories from the past & MORE. (3:46)
  • Being known as the ‘fitness guy’ and people asking you for advice + the benefits of beetroot powder in products like Organifi Red Juice. (16:05)
  • P&G’s Gillette ad asks men to shave their ‘toxic masculinity’ and a big backlash ensues. (23:01)
  • #Quah question #1 - What’s more effective for losing fat and retaining muscle, more cardio or fewer calories considering they equal the same daily calorie deficit? (42:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is fiber the most underappreciated macronutrient or is it the least important? (52:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the most impactful piece of advice that a client has given you in regards to personal growth? (1:01:05)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is the worst piece of advice a fellow podcaster has given you about your business? (1:16:07)

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