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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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Sep 18, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how and when should one use “cheat” reps, how to adapt workouts to fit a physical job, avoiding sex or masturbation at least 5 days before a competition to keep testosterone high, and whether regular chiropractic adjustments help with improving mobility.

 

  • Adam and family take an unplanned trip to their favorite spot. (6:06)
  • Sal and Jessica take a hike to the Pinnacles. (9:02)
  • Catrina outfitting her companies’ new gym space using PRx + the guys' favorite way to workout. (11:06)
  • Comparing the macro profile of regular almonds to Skinny Dipped almonds. (15:52)
  • Settling an old debate between Sal and Adam: What is the greatest cinematic picture of all time? (18:15)
  • Why do we focus so heavily on high cholesterol in medicine? (21:35)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Mind, Explained’ on Netflix. (28:45)

 

  • A white couple gives birth to an Asian daughter after alleged fertility clinic mix-up. (35:36)

 

  • #Quah question #1 – How and when should you use cheat reps? (39:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – I have a fairly high labored intensive job that involves a lot of bending and lifting in front of me. How should I adapt my workout to fit my activity? Should I focus on pressing movements to counter the pulling I do at work? Or should I just stick to a balanced routine? (46:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a collegiate track and field athlete one of my coaches told us not to have sex or masturbate at least 5 days before a competition, because it would keep our testosterone high which would help us perform better. Is there truth to this? (52:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on chiropractors? Do regular adjustments help with improving mobility? (56:32)

 

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Sep 16, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin interview Dan "Nitro" Clark of American Gladiators fame. TV Host, Life Coach, Speaker, Former American Gladiator, NFL Alumni.

  • What made a kid from ‘The OC’ come to San Jose? (3:15)
  • HIs introduction to steroids. (7:30)
  • How he found ways to become bigger, faster, stronger on the outside after a tragic event in his early life. (10:23)
  • Finding the beauty in your scars. (12:37)
  • ‘The beautiful dream’ of how he became “Nitro” on American Gladiators. (15:00)
  • Why you didn’t want to mess with the ‘Gladiator’ mafia. (21:45)
  • The pros and cons of celebrity. (23:40)
  • Why he is a HUGE proppant of therapy. (27:00)
  • How he had to constantly reinvent himself post ‘Gladiator’ fame. (30:55)
  • The BIG health scare that shattered the existence of who he was. (34:02)
  • Why he is always ‘rekindling’. (43:25)
  • The greatest challenge he has had as a father. (45:18)
  • What changes did he make to his diet post heart attack? (48:50)
  • Why with every setback there is a chance to comeback and rise. (54:54)
  • What inspired his pivot into the podcasting space? (57:56)
  • Craziest drug story? (59:20)
  • Why he is a HUGE believer in stem cell therapy. (1:01:21)
  • Mind Pump’s curiosity surrounding the ‘tennis-ball’ gun. (1:05:30)

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Sep 14, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about easy ways to spot a bad personal trainer, asking for a spot when you want to lift heavy, which of the 3 powerlifting lifts were the most difficult and easy, and how their fitness careers began.

  • Mind Pump’s newest partner, Caldera Labs, and the importance of what you put on your skin. (4:05)
  • Beauty products are NO JOKE! (11:00)
  • What’s the deal with people that buy old cop cars and taxi cabs?? (13:09)
  • Adam’s first ‘moment of panic’ with his son. How the ‘parent instinct’ is a REAL thing. (17:10)
  • The pros and cons of blue light exposure for athletic performance & MORE. (28:31)
  • The 7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence and self-esteem. (31:45)
  • The value and potential issues of due process. Why we should never choose safety for freedom. (37:07)
  • The scary accuracies of personality tests. (43:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are easy ways to spot a bad personal trainer? (45:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – For a woman who lifts alone, should you just ask some random dude to spot you when you want to lift heavy? Is it weird or creepy? (52:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – Of the three major powerlifting lifts, which one did you have to work the hardest on to get stronger and which one was the easiest? (1:01:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – I would love to hear how each of your careers in fitness began. (1:15:45)

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Sep 13, 2019

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best pre-workout for someone who has a caffeine tolerance, how to make the most of your rest time during a workout, what to do (or not do) when you get bored with training, and whether macros should change during a deload week.

  • A good old fashioned ‘pure’ push. The benefits of coffee berry extract that can be found in Organifi products. (4:24)
  • Have there been things that their kids have picked up from their own behaviors that have come to bite them in the ass?? (7:35)
  • Mind Pump on the ‘vape’ hysteria. (13:57)
  • A review of the new ‘Dennis Rodman: For Better or Worse’ documentary and how he has influenced and impacted Adam’s life. (19:32)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Pursuit’ on Netflix. (30:23)
  • Bill Burr crushing it in his new special, ‘Paper Tiger’. (34:17)
  • The differences between grass-fed vs. grain-fed and how Butcher Box aims to provide a better health profile. (36:02)
  • #Quah question #1 – What pre-workout do you take and what do you recommend for someone who has a caffeine intolerance? (44:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you make the best of your rest time during a workout? (53:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you do or not do when you get bored with training? (1:00:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should macros change during a deload week? (1:08:57)

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Sep 12, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin go into detail how to build amazing shoulders.

  • Shoulders: The MOST prized body part. (2:14)
  • Why do modern humans have such mobile shoulder joints? (3:31)
  • How whatever you don’t do, you don’t stay connected to: The importance of having a ‘functional’ shoulder girdle. (6:28)
  • Why are the shoulders such a ‘valued’ focal point for men and women? (18:56)
  • The different parts of the shoulder, what they are responsible for and what you may be neglecting. (20:38)
  • Why mobility is KEY to developing healthy/strong shoulders. (25:10)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite mobility exercises to build your range of motion. (30:31)
  • The ULTIMATE workout to build AMAZING shoulders: Exercises, rep ranges, frequency & MORE! (38:30)

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Sep 11, 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 relationship between strength and endurance, go-to exercises for working the serratus, whether drinking “naturally flavored” seltzer water or sparkling water is any better than drinking diet soda, and  the importance of having hobbies that aren’t fitness or health-related and where to start if you don’t have any.

  • Why if you don’t have the right QUALITY, it’s just red light on your skin. The health benefits of companies like Joovv and red light therapy. (7:11)
  • The importance of looking at things through the RIGHT lens. (13:30)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update:
    • Adam celebrates his 20-year high school reunion. (16:40)
    • Justin’s sweeping rodent issue continues... (30:33)
    • Sal and Jessica visit San Francisco. (32:32)
  • The wide-ranging effects of cannabinoids and how supplementing with full-spectrum hemp products like NED can provide important health benefits. (34:30)
  • Mexico’s proposed new drug laws: Why the drug war will fail. (40:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the relationship between strength and endurance? Are they inversely related? Would it be possible to train both? (45:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your go-to exercises for working the serratus? (52:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is drinking “naturally flavored” seltzer water or sparkling water any better than drinking diet soda? (59:04)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the importance of having hobbies that aren’t fitness or health-related and where to start if you don’t have any? (1:02:45)

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Sep 9, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Tommy Caldwell, star of Netflix's The Dawn Wall. Tommy has had an amazing life filled with adventure and danger from the time he was a small child. Held hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan, overcoming a potentially career-ending accident and scaling the Dawn Wall of El Capitan are just of few of the stories he tells in this fascinating interview.

  • How rock climbers are their own filmmakers. (4:40)
  • What has been the impact of Dawn Wall? (8:20)
  • Finding strength in yourself: Tommy’s relationship with his father growing up and how he inherited his ‘joyful masochism’ mentality. (9:42)
  • The harrowing hostage situation he experienced while in Kyrgyzstan. (14:15)
  • The moral dilemma he experienced post escaping. (31:20)
  • When we think we are at our breaking point, we are not even close. (33:20)
  • What has the transition been like being in the public spotlight? (38:00)
  • The liberating feeling of taking away all expectations. The potentially career-ending accident he overcame. (39:00)
  • The differences between ‘big free wall’ climbing vs. regular rock climbing. (43:12)
  • How climbing a ‘big wall’ is like learning a second language. (45:30)
  • The adventure of a lifetime: His 7-year journey to ‘summit’ the Dawn Wall. (47:00)
  • Being addicted to the stimulus. (51:14)
  • The camaraderie amongst the climbing community. (52:29)
  • Does he find normal life boring? (56:20)
  • The different levels of ‘flow state’. (57:15)
  • The dangers and performance level attributes associated with climbing. (59:05)
  • The 3 climbing disciplines that will be in the 2020 Olympics. (1:03:35)
  • How does a climber survive financially? (1:05:30)
  • The bill and ‘becoming the messenger’ to protect the Arctic from drilling. (1:08:58)
  • The meaning behind his new film, Reel Rock 14. (1:11:56)
  • How did Netflix get ahold of The Dawn Wall? (1:14:12)

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Sep 7, 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 tips for improving deadlifts, whether practicing a healthy lifestyle improves your sex life, whether diet breaks are necessary for body composition changes, and most awkward moments with clients.

  • How Organifi ‘Glow’ can be beneficial for your skin. (3:13)
  • Adam living the FULL ‘dad life’. (5:54)
  • How your children will BREAK your heart. (10:50)
  • Keeping it in the family. Study shows a rate of extreme inbreeding in the U.K. (14:27)
  • The mischievous nature of children. (16:00)
  • How our bodies evolved to receive nutrients through food and the challenges of getting them through a vegan diet. (20:10)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Diagnosis on Netflix + Our natural inclination to follow the crowd. (25:12)
  • Making the case that artificial sweeteners create ‘bad’ behaviors. (29:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your tips for improving deadlifts? Should I be changing the rep range? How often should I increase volume? (38:52)
  • #Quah question #2 – Does practicing a healthy lifestyle improve your sex life? If so, how? (46:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are diet breaks necessary or can long term consistency still get you body composition changes? (54:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – What have been some of your most awkward moments with clients? (59:40)

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  • Andy Galpin (@drandygalpin) • Instagram
Sep 6, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to train after a poor night of sleep, the benefits of simple and complex carbohydrates, whether someone who has suffered from an eating disorder should compete in bodybuilding, and fitness influencers who should go away.

 

  • Who is the most impulsive buyer at Mind Pump? (4:58)
  • That one time the guys at Mind Pump got hustled. (10:00)
  • Skinny Dipped almonds are popular amongst the college kids & MORE. (16:21)
  • Justin shares his experience playing pickup basketball. (19:03)
  • The popularity of the ‘being authentic’ movement: Feeding an agenda vs. producing what the consumer wants. (23:29)
  • Another study showing how BCAA’s are a waste of money. (33:29)
  • Making the case for the value of artificial sweeteners. (38:05)
  • How played out is Burning Man? (43:50)
  • Mind Pump bragging on themselves. (46:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – On days when you know you can’t perform at your fullest, because you aren’t fully recovered from things like a poor night of sleep. Should you just do mobility work or a lighter workout also ok? (48:18)
  • #Quah question #2 – I get a lot of clients believing the stay away from white simple carbs myth. Could you please explain the benefits simple white and complex carbohydrates and when it is beneficial to consume them? (53:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you think someone who had suffered from an eating disorder should compete in bodybuilding? (58:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you guys can pick one fitness influencer or personality that you would have shut up and go away forever, who would it be and why? (1:04:30)

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  • Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne) - Instagram
  • Joe DeFranco (@defrancosgym) • Instagram
  • Ben Greenfield Fitness (@bengreenfieldfitness) • Instagram
  • Joey Swoll (@joeyswoll) • Instagram
  • Dan Bilzerian (@danbilzerian) • Instagram
Sep 5, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin detail how to get started with weight training, whether it is for yourself, a loved one, or a client.

  • What is resistance training? (3:05)
  • How does the body burn fat? (4:40)
  • How does one understand what goes into their caloric maintenance? (7:20)
  • Making the case that resistance training is the SUPERIOR form of exercise. (11:30)
  • The 6 basic types of human movements the average person should do to reap the benefits of resistance training. (21:35)
    • #1 – Picking things up off the floor. (25:19)
    • #2 – Squatting. (31:35)
    • #3 – Pressing or pushing things away from your head. (42:48)
    • #4 – Pulling. (47:00)
    • #5 – Rotating. (50:35)
    • #6 – Lunging. (51:35)
  • Don’t go into the gym to beat yourself up! Focus on practicing the skill. (52:40)
  • The belief that resistance training requires a lot of equipment. (56:57)

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Sep 4, 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 adding cycling to a training regimen to help grow legs, whether being too dedicated to training and nutrition can actually impede progress, changing where you place compound lifts in your workout, and who would do best competing in American Ninja Warrior.

  • Mind Pump Weekend Update: 
    • Adam and Catrina take Maximus on their first family vacation. (6:21)
    • Sal and family make ‘the sauce’. (15:00)
    • Justin plays ‘babysitter’ + updates on the feral ‘rat’ cat. (24:15)
  • Is Adam turning into an essential oil guy? (26:00)
  • Sal ‘destroys’ the gym + the importance of consistency. (27:18)
  • What scares the guys most about aging? (34:00)
  • Sal recommends “Good Boys.” (37:40)
  • Is ‘Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD)’ a real thing now?? (39:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can adding cycling to your training help grow legs in any way? Or will it be detrimental? (45:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can being too dedicated to training and nutrition can actually impede progress? (50:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – When beginning your workout, do you always have a start your routine with the compound lifts? Can it be beneficial to save them for the middle or end of your workout? (59:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you had to compete in American Ninja Warrior who would win and what obstacle would each of you dominate in? (1:02:50)

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Sep 2, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin have an honest and heartfelt conversation with Doug Bopst. Incarcerated at 20, Doug has since been able to overcome self-destructive behavior and self-doubt by taking ownership of his life.

  • How Doug reached out to Mind Pump. (2:42)
  • “How I used drugs to escape my own life.” (4:25)
  • What was his relationship like with his parents and siblings growing up? (8:54)
  • The moment he knew he was going to be dead or rot in jail. (11:06)
  • The first time he felt someone gave him unconditional love. His journey from ‘victim to victor’ while in jail. (18:45)
  • What is the ‘workout culture’ like in prison? (24:33)
  • How he used his pain and turned it into motivation. (26:28)
  • The moment he decided to use fitness to change other people’s lives. (28:52)
  • His transition from bitterness to spirituality. (34:07)
  • His relationship with fitness and how he found his current significant other. (39:24)
  • What was his craziest drug story? (43:12)
  • “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” (45:17)
  • The role of having a spiritual practice and the impact it had on his purpose in life. (48:34)
  • What are his current business ventures? (53:54)
  • What has been the scariest experience of public speaking so far? (55:17)
  • Why you MUST never forgot where you came from. (56:32)
  • Why exercise and nutrition of two of the most important tools we have to battle drug addiction. (58:28)
  • His biggest insecurities surrounding relationships. (1:00:58)

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Aug 31, 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 way to cycle between cutting and bulking, the unseen benefits of the farmer’s walk, powder-based meal replacement shakes, and maintaining a healthy relationship with money

  • Sal shares his love for ‘simple’ candy. (5:40)
  • The importance of staying hydrated and the value of having a ‘vessel’ (like the new MIIR flasks) to carry around with you. (11:32)
  • How blue light affects our sleep and health. (19:03)
  • Justin has a CRAZY rat problem and landed on the best solution... (30:07)
  • The future of war is here! US issues cyber-attack on Iran. (34:08)
  • Why are the guys so excited for September 10th?? (37:14)
  • Schools implementing ‘phone-free’ policies, phone addiction, distracted kids, how we consume information & MORE. (40:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – How to know when you are ready to start a cut? What is the best way to cycle between cutting and bulking? (48:44)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some unseen benefits of the farmers' walk? (58:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on powder-based meal replacement shakes and the meal replacement concept? (1:05:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – You talk about the importance of one’s relationship with food and exercise, how does one maintain one with money? (1:12:06)

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Aug 30, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether simple yoga at home a few times a week is a good mobility plan, how to adjust a client’s macros when they are consistently non-compliant, how to train clients who do not work out on their own, and professions they value but could never do.

  • Why Dave Chappelle may be the greatest comedian of our generation. (4:50)
  • Mind Pump addressing the controversy over Sal’s ‘vegan’ post. (6:34)
  • The rise of smartphone technology and its connection to anxiety & depression. (15:45)
  • How the ‘influencer’ bubble may have already burst. (18:11)
  • Silicon Valley's Chinese-style social credit system. (20:34)
  • The ‘Wikipedia’ platform for businesses: How ‘Owler’ is making waves and gaining Adam’s attention. (23:30)
  • The science behind why ‘white noise’ helps us sleep better. (25:52)
  • Is a nuclear-powered car in our future? (29:13)
  • Mind Pump’s take on remakes: Should we update the classics for this new generation or leave them alone? (34:08)
  • Disney taking on the ‘binging’ model and will release episodes weekly. (40:35)
  • The impact of having strong relationships on your health. (42:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is simple yoga at home a few times a week a good mobility plan? (45:58)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you adjust your client's macros when they are consistently non-compliant? (55:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you train clients who do not want to workout on their own? (1:03:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's a profession that you value highly but could never do? (1:09:32)

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Aug 29, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the benefits and pitfalls of veganism.

 

  • Is the vegan diet causing malnutrition in advanced nations? (3:50)
  • The history and origins of the vegan diet. (5:55)
  • The importance of NOT subscribing to a particular diet. (8:21)
  • Things to consider before going vegan. (11:13)
  • Who benefits from this influx of vegan propaganda? (16:15)
  • What’s BEST for the environment is what is BEST for ourselves. (21:37)
  • The health benefits of veganism. (25:15)
  • How these diets are popular due to the agricultural revolution. (30:40)
  • Why Mind Pump is focused on the 98%. (32:50)
  • How diets can become religious in nature. (37:15)
  • The unintended consequences of scare tactics by environmentalists. (42:00)
  • Do NOT push your agenda on everyone else + the importance of checking your ego at the door. (47:57)

 

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Aug 28, 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 Whole30, whether vegetables and fruits carry equal weight when it comes to nutritional necessity, how to best spend an hour with high school weightlifters, and whether microwaves are safe or not.

  • Adam bringing back more fashion trends. (7:06)
  • #MindPumpKitchen has officially launched!! (10:20)
  • Sal and Justin recap their evening out with Chris D'Elia. How comedy plays a LARGE role in society. (13:12)
  • Will TikTok be the next Instagram?? (20:18)
  • Sal is FINALLY able to help his son with his homework. (22:20)
  • The importance of cleaning out the junk/clutter from your life. (23:20)
  • 2515 Hasbro acquires famed rap label Death Row Records. (25:15)
  • The fallout hits Gillette hard after their ‘toxic masculinity’ ads. (26:30)
  • Mind Pump’s touches the ‘third-rail’ on the current ‘Amazon Fire’. (27:11)
  • KFC has now entered the ‘planet based’ market. When will the pendulum swing back? (33:04)
  • 10 things you must consider before becoming an Uber/Lyft driver + are you safer in one than a taxi? (40:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on the Whole30? Have you put a client on it? (46:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do vegetables and fruits carry equal weight when it comes to nutritional necessity? It seems like they are always lumped together. (54:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you had one hour with a high school gym class and a weight room, what would you do with them? (1:01:36)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you use microwaves? After diving into Paul Chek’s work, we can’t help but hesitate each time we use one. (1:06:55)

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Aug 26, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin break down what it takes to be a successful obstacle course racer and how to best train for a race.

  • The phenomena that is obstacle course racing (OCR): The history, origins, how it became popular, the value & MORE. (2:49)
  • How the struggle gives us meaning. (9:00)
  • What it takes to be a successful obstacle course racer. (13:30)
    • You MUST have endurance/stamina. (14:25)
    • The importance of having mental toughness/grit. (17:27)
    • How your grip connects you to everything else. (23:37)
    • The significance of practicing and strengthening your skills to build up your work capacity/durability. (28:43)
  • What does the ideal physique look like for an OCR athlete? (37:40)
  • How to program/train your body for an OCR. (40:36)
    • The importance of mobility. (43:19)
    • Building the foundation of strength. (45:07)
    • Using the running component to your benefit. (47:00) 
    • Create daily practices to toughen your body up. (49:30)
    • The value in testing yourself. (51:00)

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Aug 24, 2019

1104: How to Improve Grip Strength, Training After 40, the Importance of Getting Sweaty When Working Out & MORE

  • John Romano and Rich Gaspari invade Mind Pump HQ. (4:43)
  • How Mark Bell has won Adam over. (6:13)
  • Mind Pump gets a supplement offer from who??!! (7:35)
  • Is cocaine now legal in Mexico?? (15:35)
  • Virtue signaling at its finest when it comes to pollution and the environment. (19:33)
  • Is there a natural painkiller in your saliva?? (23:28)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Wayward Pines on Hulu and Mindhunter on Netflix. (27:27)
  • How Sal and his son are now bonding over his early childhood trauma of anime. (32:06)
  • Could cannabis be the key to curing pancreatic cancer? (34:31)
  • The evolution of Airbnb and the VRBO market. (37:27)
  • Too little, too late...Gillette shifts gears with their marketing strategy. (40:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you talk about the importance of grip strength training and how to improve grip? I find since my grip is weaker, it limits my deadlift and how long I can do heavy lunges. I don’t want to resort to wraps, but should I till I build a better grip? (43:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – How does your training change once you hit 40? Is it still possible to get into peak physical condition? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Since you started focusing more on health than aesthetics, how have your lives changed or improved? (1:03:24)
  • #Quah question #4 – Does getting sweaty mean you are getting good results? (1:12:10)

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Aug 23, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits or gains from conventional deadlifts vs sumo deadlifts, as well as high bar squats vs low bar squats, whether 3-5 minutes of rest is necessary for strength, the use of artificial colors and flavors in food and supplements and their bucket list items.

  • The massive infusion of investor capital by Vuori. The importance of laying down the foundation. [4:18]
  • Paul Chek has partnered with Organifi! (8:03)
  • How we almost lost Justin this past weekend in Tahoe. (10:53)
  • Why is Adam sleeping on the couch? (15:07)
  • The importance of documenting the early stages of your child’s life to retain memories. (18:40)
  • The value and potential future of boutique fitness studios. How fitness is a ‘fad’ driven business. [23:18]
  • Keanu Reeves is HOT!! Matrix 4 has been confirmed!! (38:47)
  • Is there a changing of the guard? Apple + is investing $6B in original content. The guys speculate on the future of streaming and the various platforms. (42:10)
  • #Quah question #1 - Do you get the same benefits or gains from conventional deadlifts and sumo deadlifts? And the same question for high bar squats and low bar squats? (51:42)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is 3-5 minutes of rest really necessary for strength? I feel it’s too long. I feel recovered around the 1:30-2 minute mark. (1:00:17)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are your guy's thoughts on the use of artificial colors and flavors in food and supplements (1:07:35)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are some of your bucket list items? (1:17:45)

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Aug 22, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin compile a list of the top 3 or 4 exercises for every body part.

  • What adaptation do you desire? The hierarchy of exercises for each major body part, the rules to determine them, falling into the ‘boredom’ trap & MORE. (1:58)
  • The MOST effective GENERAL exercises for developing strength, function, and aesthetics for each major body part. (14:20)
  • #1 – The Chest. (15:02)
  • #2 – The Back. (24:49)
  • #3 – The Shoulders. (36:50)
  • #4 – The Traps. (44:30)
  • #5 – The “show” muscle, aka Biceps. (47:32)
  • #6 – The Triceps. (52:42)
  • #7 – The Glutes. (56:17)
  • #8 – The Quads. (1:01:07)
  • #9 – The Hamstrings. (1:05:53)
  • #10 – The Calves. (1:09:27)
  • #11 – The Abs. (1:11:34)

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Aug 21, 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 favorite row variations for strength and hypertrophy, characteristics or qualities that separate people who adhere to their fitness goals and health behaviors compared to those who don’t, the best investments to make to “sleep hack” on a budget, and influencers promoting an "all in" diet approach.

  • Sal recaps his grandfather's 88th birthday: Large family gatherings, nootropics & MORE. (5:14)
  • Will taxing red meat save lives and slow global warming?? The importance of looking at the whole picture. (12:02)
  • Harvard Medical School receives $9M dollar donation to support independent research on the science of cannabinoids. Guys’ talk the benefits and let you know the best products to use. (19:52)
  • Does fatherhood change your brain? New study + the latest updates from Adam on baby Maximus. (26:53)
  • How Disneyworld still has a nuclear permit to build a plant. (41:36)
  • The scam and hustle behind free car giveaways & MORE. (43:27)
  • Mind Pump Live & Mike Matthews: Get your tickets NOW to pick his business brain! (46:21)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your favorite row variations for strength, hypertrophy, etc.? (49:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – What characteristics or qualities do you think separate people who adhere to their fitness goals and health behaviors compared to those who don’t? Did you ever notice common traits in the clients you trained? (58:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – For people trying to sleep hack on a budget, what are the best investments to make? (1:07:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – I've been seeing a lot of this “all in” approach. Influencers are claiming they're doing it to gain control over extreme hunger and eventually get their body to a plateau to where their body is supposed to be naturally. (1:15:09)

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Aug 19, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go over seven steps that will help you pick the best workout based on your experience, goals and available equipment.

  • What workout is best for me?? Mind Pump directs the masses in the RIGHT direction with 7 steps to consider. (3:22)
  • #1 - What is your CURRENT experience and what are you doing NOW? (4:55)
  • #2 – Understanding your own SPECIFIC goals. (14:47)
  • #3 – Being ‘mobility’ minded. (20:48)
  • #4 – How many days a week you can REALISTICALLY commit to the gym FOREVER? (31:32)
  • #5 – Does the workout make you feel beat up or motivated when you leave? (40:42)
  • #6 - How much TIME can you dedicate to the workout? (42:21)
  • #7 – What ACCESS to equipment do you have? (45:52)
  • Constructive takeaways on what a routine should look like for you. (50:10)

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Aug 17, 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 approach to transitioning from macro counting to unconscious competence with respect to eating, competitors & influencers coming out about binge eating and gaining excessive weight, engineered plant based meats,  and programming for people with health issues such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.

  • The guys talk all things bathroom etiquette. (5:02)
  • How Justin used the Organifi ‘Immunity’ to nip his potential cold in the butt before his anniversary. (10:30)
  • Sal’s work out with ‘The Beast’, aka Doug. (14:46)
  • More updates on the Epstein suicide ‘conspiracy’. (16:38)
  • How aged garlic extract can slash heart disease risk. (24:02)
  • More recipes from the ‘Schafer Kitchen’ brought to you by Butcher Box and Kettle & Fire. (26:02)
  • Nike making BRILLANT moves again...Launching sneaker subscription service for kids. (28:16)
  • Weight Watchers launches a weight loss app for kids. Good or bad approach? (33:06)
  • The growing market for direct to consumer sperm storage banks. (37:07)
  • Mind Pump Live with special guest Mike Matthews. Get your tickets today! (40:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best approach to transitioning from macro counting to the 4th stage of unconscious competence? (42:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you guys think of the recent trend of many competitors & influencers coming out about issues with binge eating and gaining excessive weight? (55:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you all think about the engineered plant-based meat everyone is talking about? Is it truly healthier for you? (1:03:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What type of programming would you recommend for people with health issues such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia? (1:06:32)

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Aug 16, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to use chains in the gym, whether strength training can be the solution to many of the ailments that often accompany aging, the benefit of stretching before or after lifting heavy, and the value of minimalist shoes for someone trying to correct mobility issues in ankles and hips.

  • Why we don’t actually WANT everything. The wisdom of spiritual teachings and having a sense of meaning. (4:37)
  • Is there any value to tarot cards? (13:30)
  • The one-time Justin was into D & D and how being a nerd today is cool. (18:20)
  • PRx now has a camouflage squat rack + the benefits of sandbag training. (23:12)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Westside vs. The World on Netflix. (28:15)
  • How kids continue to challenge you. (32:18)
  • What the guys do that drive their partner crazy? (38:02)
  • The connection between Justin and Jeffrey Epstein?? (42:02)
  • The Oprah of podcasting. Will we see Joe Rogan moderate a Presidential Debate?? (44:07)
  • Why are heart attacks becoming more and more common amongst our youth? (46:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you use chains in the gym without looking and sounding like an idiot? (51:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – Thoughts on sick aging phenotype as described by Dr. Jon Sullivan in his book Barbell Prescription? Would you guys buy into the idea that strength training can be the solution to so many aliments that accompany aging? (57:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should you stretch before you lift or it more beneficial to stretch after lifting heavy weights if you have tight muscles? (1:06:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on minimalist barefoot shoes, especially for someone trying to correct mobility issues in their ankles and hips? (1:08:40)

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Aug 15, 2019

With so many popular diets, how do you choose the best one for you? In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin review four of the most popular and who should do which.

 

  • The many ways to approach nutrition + how to determine what diet is best for you? (2:08)
  • #1 - The Paleo Diet: The origins, science behind it, pros and cons & MORE. (4:32)
  • #2 – The Ketogenic Diet: The origins, science behind it, pros and cons & MORE. (14:45)
  • #3 – The Carnivore Diet: How did it become popular, pros and cons & MORE. (29:55)
  • #4 – The Vegan Diet: The origins, pros, and cons & MORE. (40:00)
  • Who should do these diets and who should avoid them? (48:15)

 

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