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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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Jul 10, 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 ways to prevent metabolic adaptations while keeping endurance and stamina levels up, alternative exercises for someone who doesn’t have access to a rack or barbell and can’t complete compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, and bench press, how training is different as a teenager, and tips for merging the fitness and wellness industries.

  • Official Announcement: Maximus is here!! Adam details and shares the full story! The value of the Doula, how they used CBD, the emotion involved & MORE. {4:17)
  • #Quah question #1 – You talk about metabolic adaptations to cardiovascular exercise such as running on the treadmill, etc. But are there ways to prevent that from happening while keeping endurance and stamina levels up? If so, how? (47:08)
  • #Quah question #2 – What alternative exercises would you suggest for someone who doesn’t have access to a rack or barbell and can’t complete compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, and bench press? (55:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – How is training different as a teenager? (1:04:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your biggest tips for merging the fitness and wellness industries? It seems so many people are too far one way or the other. What basic concepts do you feel encompass both in a realistic way? (1:18:30)

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Jul 8, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Scott Stevenson, competitive bodybuilder, PhD in applied exercise physiologist, college professor and author of Be Your Own Bodybuilding Coach. Scott provides an interesting and insightful perspective on blending eastern and western philosophy and the science of building muscle.  

  • How does training in herbs and acupuncture translate to muscle building? (2:21)
  • What drove him to enter into the field of Eastern Medicine? (5:28)
  • Did he experience any ‘ah-ha’ moments in his training in Chinese medicine? (11:25)
  • Was he able to take his knowledge of Chinese Medicine to help even the extreme bodybuilders? (14:00)
  • Does ‘bro-training’ have any validity? (18:50)
  • How in bro science the biggest guys are usually the strongest guys. (26:45)
  • The phenomenon of muscle wisdom. (31:25)
  • 3903 
  • What does the current research say about muscle hyperplasia? (43:04)
  • Can people do cycles of anabolics and go off, but essentially be better off than they were before in terms of muscle size? (46:15)
  • The science behind ‘trigger sessions’ to build muscle. (49:00)
  • What are the most common things that he has to change in a competitor? (54:17)
  • Do free weights tend to build more muscle? If so, why? (57:24)
  • Is there a hierarchy in advanced training techniques? (1:03:34)
  • What are some techniques that he uses on his athletes to allow their central nervous system (CNS) to be able to take on more? (1:11:35)
  • Has he had any experience with an all-day workout? (1:15:50)
  • For someone who has been working out for years, go on their first anabolic steroid cycle, should they change their training? If they do, what should they change? (1:22:40)
  • Do receptors down regulate with too many steroid cycles? (1:26:24)

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Jul 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 whether resistance bands are useful as a workout tool or just an Instagram sales gimmick, progressing without wrist wraps or a belt, how hard it is to lose muscle, and combating forward shoulder. 

  • Justin has a nice ‘rack’ + the CRAZY giveaway from PRx Performance. (5:35)
  • The conspiracy surrounding why the media is pushing BIG for people to eat plant-based. (10:04)
  • The ‘racist’ Nikes. Another conspiracy theory or a marketing ploy? (14:05)
  • Why we DON’T always know peoples programming. The guys respond to the squat form of NFL Superstar Myles Garrett. (19:30)
  • What are the BEST ways to use the Organifi Green Juice? (25:10)
  • Justin’s rant on Aquaman. (30:00)
  • Mind Pump recommends Inside North Korea on National Geographic + The Loudest Voice on Showtime. (31:19)
  • There goes the neighborhood! A preservative in processed foods linked to a spike in autism: study. (36:45)
  • Protein rice is continuing to sweep MP nation using Kettle & Fire + the benefits on their subscription service. (39:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are resistance bands actually useful as a workout tool or just an Instagram sales gimmick? (43:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – I have stopped using wrist wraps and a belt while deadlifting and I can’t lift nearly as much. Will I still make gains at this new lower weight? What can I do to keep progressing at the lower weight? (51:26)
  • #Quah question #3 - How hard it is to actually lose muscle? (58:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am almost two months post-partum and have terrible forward shoulder from breastfeeding to babywearing. Nearly all my activities are only making my posture worse. What can I do to combat this? (1:05:20)

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Jul 5, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about working out on vacation, posture correcting devices, considerations and exercises for training those with herniated discs, and whether an exercise pill has some value to society and health.

  • Adam is now the “BALD” eagle: Why, how he got to this point, the benefits of red-light therapy & MORE. (5:07)
  • Have dogs' eyes evolved to appeal to humans? (19:14)
  • How the things you learn as a baby/child can become hardwired. (25:21)
  • The anti-cancer properties of medicinal mushrooms. (30:31)
  • Can the active ingredient in Pepto Bismol help treat your leaky gut? (35:54)
  • Adam shares his experiences taking ‘baby’ classes with Catrina. The pros and cons of Western Medicine. (40:25)
  • The Mind Pump GIF’s have gone VIRAL!! (49:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you guys work out on vacation? Also, if you are in the middle of a MAPS program should you pick up where you left off or start over? (55:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on posture correcting or coaching devices? I have been seeing more and more ads for different types recently. (1:04:57)
  • #Quah question #3 – What specific considerations or exercises are there for training those with herniated discs? (1:11:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – In an episode of the Freakonomics podcast called “The Zero Minute Workout,” there are arguments for against the development of an exercise pill. While you have argued that real exercise is the best, studies show the majority of people will not exercise no matter how much you educate them. In this case, do you agree that an exercise pill is valuable to society and health? (1:19:50)

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Jul 4, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin pull back the curtain on the fitness industry and reveal five of the biggest lies in fitness promoted by social media influencers, bodybuilders and supplement companies.

  • The cultural phenomena of old media. (2:13)
  • The Biggest Myths and Lies in Fitness. (5:05)
  • #1 – The romantic notion of ‘beast mode’. (7:01)
  • #2 – How all exercises are NOT created equal. (27:20)
  • #3 – The meal frequency myth. (39:20)
  • #4 – How we have been OVERSOLD on the health benefits of supplements. (50:30)
  • #5 – Because someone looks the part, they have the knowledge and wisdom. (1:01:00)

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Jul 3, 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 workouts or exercises that are appropriate for weight vests, how to prep for a night of drinking alcohol, the chance of having a broken metabolism, and if priming can limit muscle growth.

  • Adam recommends City on the Hill on Prime video. Meme-worthy actors of the past and current generations, actors that are known as assholes & MORE. (5:57)
  • MIIR makes cool stuff. (10:52)
  • Justin shares his experience at Star Wars Galaxy Edge at Disneyland/Palm Desert. (13:08)
  • Felix Gray does prescription glasses too! (21:02)
  • Sal and Jessica back from Montana/Colorado: Their experience at the gun range, Yellowstone National Park, wedding in Vail & MORE. (22:50)
  • Adam’s ‘Baby Wedding’ recap. What will he do to keep his kid from being spoiled? (30:00)
  • Larry Wheels tears bicep due to strongman training. The thin line between top performance and injury. (37:40)
  • The history of ‘bloodletting’ and are there any health benefits? (44:09)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the fallout from the upcoming documentary “The Game Changers.” (48:42)
  • Mind Pump recommends Alone on the History Channel. (52:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on weight vests? What workouts or exercises are they appropriate for? (54:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you prep for a night of drinking alcohol? What’s the best way to recover and continue with progress? (1:03:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – In reality, what is the chance of having a broken metabolism? (1:13:49)
  • #Quah question #4 – You talk a lot about the body’s adaptability to food, exercise, etc. Does this same adaptability apply to priming? Does getting in the same priming routine, for certain exercises, limit the muscle signal? (1:22:36)

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Jul 1, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Jordan Syatt. Jordan has a very solid fitness background, training at the renowned Westside Barbell and then spending several years traveling the world with advertising and marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk, aka Gary Vee, as his personal trainer. Working daily with Gary allowed him to glean a wealth of knowledge on how to build a successful online business, what to do as well as what NOT to do. In this episode Jordan shares what he has learned over the years as a trainer and a marketer. Whether you are looking to build a business or not, Jordan is an engaging storyteller and shares wisdom for all. Jordan can also be found on Mind Pump TV (YouTube) in a series he shot at Mind Pump Studios.

  • How from an early age, Jordan lived and breathed fitness. (2:36)
  • What carryover did he see from his kettlebell training to his other fitness training? (5:04)
  • The evolution is his fitness training: From kettlebells, barbells to powerlifting at Westside Barbell. (8:17)
  • How can you know what the body does, if you don’t know what the body is? (17:52)
  • The ‘net positive’ of social media for trainers. (21:48)
  • The ‘religion mindset’ people have toward their fitness and nutrition. (23:11)
  • The curse of knowledge. (25:38)
  • The story of how he met and ultimately worked with Gary Vaynerchuk. (28:56)
  • The biggest misconceptions surrounding online training and making money. (32:35)
  • The downstream effects of ‘forward head/shoulder’ syndrome. (33:58)
  • How he closed Gary V: The importance of communication and understanding what your client ACTUALLY needs. (38:15)
  • What are the biggest lessons he has learned from working with Gary? (42:28)
  • Biggest takeaways from different platforms. (47:00)
  • The importance of training people IN PERSON, before you train online. (49:00)
  • How is he scaling his business? (52:56)
  • Why your goal should be to add so much value to people’s lives that they feel compelled to give you money. (55:21)
  • Jordan’s top tips for coaches. (57:37)
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes he has made? (1:03:58)
  • The progression of his nutrition + general rules of thumb. (1:06:40)
  • The upsides working with Gary V. (1:19:11)
  • Why do we feel entitled to get paid for everything? (1:24:10)

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Jun 29, 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 tracking food intake vs. intuitively eating to cut or bulk, the pros & cons of protective gear such as knee wraps or sleeves, what to do about mental blocks when attempting to lift a heavy weight and how to deal with depression.

  • Mind Pump out of the office: Adam’s ‘Baby Wedding’, Justin heads to Palm Desert and Sal to visit Yellowstone. (3:50)
  • Mind Pump Live tickets selling fast! Get yours today! (16:27)
  • A real-life horror story: Chernobyl. (17:12)
  • Mind Pump recommends Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders on Amazon Prime. (22:21)
  • Don’t call it a comeback...Toys ‘R’ Us is back from the dead! (23:51)
  • How the ChiliPad ‘Ooler’ has been helping Justin and Adam sleep better in more ways than one. (27:53)
  • Did hyenas live in Canada's Arctic during the last Ice Age? (34:25)
  • The chemistry is real: Warriors’ Andre Iguodala reads aloud a hilarious story about Klay Thompson from his new book. (36:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – You guys talk about intuitive eating. If you want to do a cut to lose body fat or spend time in a surplus to gain some muscle, would you go back to tracking intake or just consciously reduce or add food? (39:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on protective gear such as elbow, knee wraps or sleeves? For me, specifically, I’ve had an ACL and meniscus tear and feel the compression really helps when I get to my working sets for squatting. (47:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – What advice do you have for mental blocks during a lift? I get in my own head on heavy squats and tend to psyche myself out of the lift. (52:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you ever thought you may have dealt with depression, but were never really sure? If so, what was it like for you? How was it to work and train with people who are suffering from depression? (58:07)

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Jun 28, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to know if you are experiencing inflammation, the best routines for squats and deadlifts, advice for moms worried about sagging tummy skin, Mind Pump's plan for evolving the podcast in the future.

  • Mind Pump’s thoughts on energy drink brands, supplements and what they “claim” to do. (4:40)
  • Should a dress code be required at schools or not? The guys talk parenting, girls becoming young women, the influence kids have on each other & MORE. (14:40)
  • Are trees really talking to each other using an internet of fungus??!! (28:53)
  • How the Chaga mushroom has anti-inflammatory properties for the gut. (31:25)
  • What is the point?! KFC plans to introduce ‘vegan chicken burgers’ in the US. (35:20)
  • True or False: The George Lucas Star Wars plot that didn’t come to be for episodes 7-9. (37:00)
  • Mind Pump top dream guests revealed. (39:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you know if you're experiencing inflammation? What does inflammation really look like? (43:11)
  • #Quah question #2 – Which of the following routines is best for squats, deadlifts, etc.: Working up to your heavy weight or starting with your heaviest weight? (52:39)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any advice for mom’s worried about sagging tummy skin? Is there anything I can do to help or is surgery my only option? (57:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you plan on evolving the podcast in the future? (1:05:06)

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Jun 27, 2019

Ep. 1062: Get Strong... Look Better Naked

  • How strongman training can benefit YOU. (1:58)
  • The differences between strength that is usable in the real world vs. the kind of strength that is not applicable. (3:41)
  • The ‘novel’ strongman exercises that people don’t do anymore. Why not all exercises are created equal. (9:30)
  • The misconceptions surrounding these exercises. Why the only way to grow is to change. (20:33)
  • MAPS Strong break down, The phases involved, equipment needed, work sessions & MORE. (28:57)
  • Who is MAPS Strong for? (43:35)

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Jun 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 using wall-sits to rehab an injury or fix an imbalance, why hunger goes up after a MAPS Anabolic foundational workout, slow controlled repetitions vs using some momentum for muscle growth, and the pros and cons of rucking or weighted backpack walking.

 

  • Hear how Sal applies the ‘sober test’ to the guys. (5:05)
  • The ‘supergroup’ is back together: The guys share the fallout from their group workout + PRx continuing to shock the guys with their newest products. (14:02)
  • Why MOST supplements don’t do a whole lot. (22:20)
  • Is a babies' temperament linked to their gut bacteria? (25:28)
  • Artists of the past touring the country as holograms?? The evolution of AI and entertainment. (26:33)
  • Update on the strange times surrounding Tony Robbins. (32:13)
  • Random facts with Mind Pump: Were some of our former presidents' badasses?? (34:13)
  • The current and troubled past of US/Iran relations. Why war is NOT good for an economy. (39:01)
  • #Quah question #1 – Thoughts on wall-sits when trying to rehab an injury or fix an imbalance? (44:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – I have been noticing the day post a MAPS Anabolic foundational session, my hunger goes through the roof. Is that a signal that I should increase my calories through healthy foods and undulate the rest of the week? (52:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – What builds more muscle, slow controlled movements or weight moved with some momentum? (58:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your take on ‘rucking’ or weighted backpack walking? (1:07:33)

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Jun 24, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin speak with Stephanie Greunke of the Whole Mamas Podcast about health and nutrition pre, mid and post pregnancy.

  • Why she created the Whole Mamas Club? (2:40)
  • The misinformation surrounding pregnancy in our current culture. (5:21)
  • How we are NOT eating in a way that is optimal for our health and fertility. (7:52)
  • What are the common nutrition issues, she sees, with women NOT able to get pregnant? (10:14)
  • What foods support healthy pre-conception pregnancy and post-partum? (12:00)
  • The first trimester: What to look out for and expect. (16:54)
  • The importance of sunlight pre and post pregnancy. (19:22)
  • Why you SHOULD exercise while pregnant. (21:19)
  • The fears surrounding birth. (27:47)
  • The microbiome, probiotics, and birth. (35:19)
  • The changes of nutrition pre, during and post pregnancy + the mysteries surrounding cravings. (38:35)
  • Why she is an advocate of ‘maternal mental health’. (44:45)
  • The ‘Four R Approach’ to mental health post-partum. (48:23)
  • What can you do to set yourself up for success pre-baby? (54:40)
  • Exercise recommendations post-partum. (58:34)
  • The benefits and struggles surrounding breastfeeding + alternatives to breastmilk. (1:01:42)
  • What are the best things a father can do to support this process? (1:12:44)
  • Gestational diabetes and when/what to test for. (1:14:45)

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Jun 22, 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 eating healthy at restaurants, balancing training and being a great dad, living up to the image fans have of them and the sport they wished they had played.

  • Sal is ‘well dressed’, thank you Vuroi. (4:07)
  • What is Mind Pump’s ‘bread and butter’ when it comes to training? + The power of being comfortable in your own skin. (7:54)
  • How Justin is challenging Skinny Dipped. (17:50)
  • What drives the guys crazy? (20:30)
  • Should people pay for things they said/wrote when they were kids? (23:53)
  • Mind Pump recommends. (35:35)
  • Over $1 billion worth of cocaine seized at Philadelphia port. (40:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some tips for eating healthy at restaurants? (44:01)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you balance training and being a great dad? I struggle with crazy guilt if I miss any of my 4-year old's life to train. (57:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you find it hard to live up to the image your listeners have of you? (1:03:26)
  • #Quah question #4 – What sport do you wish you would have gotten into growing up? (1:11:24)

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Jun 21, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best rest time in between sets for building muscle, what to do if you wake up with a kink in your neck or sore shoulders, how to tell whether a study is BS or not, and if the NBA should implement measures to limit injuries like Kevin Durant's and Klay Thompson's at the end of the season.

  • Mind Pump tells all! Old and current significant others beware. (4:38)
  • Once you go Felix Gray, you can’t go back. (10:18)
  • Summer is here, it’s grilling season! Time to stock up that Butcher Box inventory. (16:32)
  • Justin is looking for some ‘quality meat’ for the MAPS Programs & MORE. Slide into the DM’s if you live and breathe fitness. (21:00)
  • Calling all male physique athletes and aspiring competitors: STOP it with the supplements! (23:00)
  • How chronic inflammation makes you less motivated. (34:23)
  • The importance of changing the atmosphere. Updates on the guy's current fitness programming. (36:04)
  • Scientists have developed an ingenious way to convert blood into a universal donor type. (40:45)
  • Facebook introduces Project Libra: The future is here! (42:56)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best rest time in between sets for building muscle? (46:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – If you wake up with a kink in your neck or sore shoulders, is it ok to prime and workout through the soreness? If the soreness is turning into pain, is it better to stop? (53:21)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can you tell whether a study is BS or not? With so many contradictory studies, how can you tell what to believe? (1:02:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – With both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson going down with serious injuries at about the same time at the end of the season, do you think these injuries are due to overuse and lack of recovery? Do you think the NBA could or should put measures on these things from happening such as shorter playing seasons, etc.? (1:11:49)

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Jun 20, 2019

In this episode of Mind Pump, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss strength... what it is, why it's important and how to build it.

  • Why is strength an important thing? (1:20)
  • The different types of strength. (4:22)
  • What does it mean to be STRONG? (8:24)
  • The importance of the central nervous system to maximize strength and skill. (13:37)
  • Ways to get STRONGER. (24:16)
  • Doing the RIGHT exercises to get stronger. (30:03)
  • How mobility gets confused with flexibility. (37:45)
  • The proper diet for strength. (39:30)
  • Reasons why you are NOT getting stronger. (40:55)

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Jun 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 which builds more strength and muscle... locking out reps or keeping some flex to keep tension on the muscles, the importance of the mind-muscle connection for hypertrophy, the benefits of lifting unwieldy items like heavy bags or heavy slam balls compared to traditional barbells, and doing daily work on a muscle group to help with development.

  • Mind Pump ‘Pop Culture’ Hour: How a GOOD movie will really affect you. (5:32)
  • Anytime Fitness' body-shaming email is under fire. Is this ‘outrage culture’ going too far? (12:40)
  • The cannabinoid ‘Entourage Effect’ explained, how NED stands out above the rest & MORE. (17:40)
  • Mind Pump Live updates. (26:28)
  • Mind Pump Kitchen ‘Organifi Brownies’ recipe. (30:05)
  • Father’s Day weekend recap. (31:24)
  • Netflix steps into the video game market: Smart move or not? (38:01)
  • Why ‘new media’ is positioning itself to be the dominant form of how people view content. (46:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – For exercises like a dumbbell bench press is it better to lock out your reps or keep constant tension on the pecs? My intention is overall strength and muscle gains. (50:37)
  • #Quah question #2 – How important is the mind-muscle connection for hypertrophy? (56:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you explain the benefits of lifting more unwieldy items like heavy bags or heavy slam balls, compared to traditional barbells that are easier to grip? Can one achieve as much strength and muscle gain maneuvering as a 50 lb. barbell vs. a 50 lb. slam ball? (1:05:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you suggest doing daily work on a muscle group, such as daily core work, to help with development? (1:15:25)

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Jun 17, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin talk with Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik of the Almost 30 podcast.

  • The story of Almost 30: Live on tour. (2:26)
  • What have they learned in the space since coming in? (7:39)
  • Growing pains of scaling a business. (11:16)
  • What have been ‘pivotal’ moments in their business? (13:15)
  • Social media do’s and don'ts to stay authentic to your brand. (15:30)
  • What are the biggest mistakes they have made in their business? (26:48)
  • Why you shouldn’t ‘pick up the brick’ when it comes to the current cancel culture. (30:50)
  • Have they had controversial guests on their show? (39:22)
  • Women vs. Men dynamics. (44:00)
  • The evolution of their podcast. (48:35)
  • The struggles of keeping their relationships ‘private’ having a successful podcast. (51:28)
  • The challenges of being a ‘successful’ woman dating in this current climate: Tapping into your feminine/masculine traits. (59:18)
  • Almost 30 on their ayahuasca experiences. (1:06:58)
  • The growing opportunities a podcast provides you. (1:11:24)
  • The most recent takeaways they have taken from their guest(s). (1:13:45)
  • The future of Almost 30. (1:23:02)

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Jun 15, 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 BCAAs and whether they are necessary when eating a high protein diet, the impact a weight belt has on lower back health, whether kids need to snack constantly and advice to a new trainer as they start their health and fitness career.

  • Adam & Catrina’s MASSIVE upcoming baby shower, wedding talk, the need to have a party for everything, being responsible with your money & MORE. (6:01)
  • Justin speaks on why he visited the ‘movement wizard’ Dr. Justin Brink. (22:55)
  • The guys speak on the ‘devastating’ injury to Kevin Durant. How these athletes are signing up to sacrifice their body. (30:10)
  • The history of ‘red light’ therapy and its importance with your recovery. (37:57)
  • The potential implications of these ‘deepfake’ videos. (42:26)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Black Godfather on Netflix. (53:22)
  • The earliest evidence for cannabis smoking discovered in ancient tombs. (55:00)
  • Justin Bieber back peddles on the proposed MMA fight with Tom Cruise. (1:01:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is using BCAAs and amino acid supplements in a high protein diet a waste of money or still beneficial? (1:05:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on wearing a lifting belt every time when lifting heavy? Can it make the lower back weaker or does it actually protect against injury? (1:17:39)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do kids actually need to be snacking constantly or is that just what the kid snack industry wants us to think? (1:25:59)
  • #Quah question #4 – What advice would you give to a new trainer as they start their health and fitness career? (1:33:34)

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Jun 14, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about influencers and bodybuilders who use body part splits instead of whole body workouts, the best way to stop bingeing, how alcohol affects workouts, and if they would ever do a powerlifting competition.

  • Mind Pump: Preparing you for the end of the world. (5:07)
  • Mind Pump’s newest sponsor providing the audience their BEST night's sleep, ChiliPad. (10:17)
  • The myths surrounding the percentage of marriages that end in divorce. (18:45)
  • ‘Mukbang’ the new YouTube sensation! (30:28)
  • How Spotify pursues emotional surveillance for global profit. Going down the rabbit hole of the future of marketing/advertising with Mind Pump. (34:05)
  • Beverly Hills becomes the first U.S. city to ban tobacco sales. (44:30)
  • The importance of taking sleep seriously and testing your levels when it comes to your gains. (48:10)
  • At what point will eating fish not be considered healthy? Monterey Bay littered with tiny plastic pieces, a new study finds. (52:57)
  • Mind Pump pop culture hour. (55:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – You have talked about why whole-body workouts tend to be superior to splits, but it seems all the influencers and bodybuilders on social media utilize a body part split and look amazing. Can you speak to this? I am someone wants to transform my body. (1:00:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the best way to stop or help with a pretty bad bingeing problem? My relationship with food has been so bad for so long, I just can’t seem to figure out how to fix it. (1:11:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – How does alcohol affect your gym routine? (1:24:01)
  • #Quah question #4 - Would you guys ever do a powerlifting competition? Why or why a not? (1:33:27)

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Jun 13, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk about fasting, what it is, how it has become mainstream, the benefits of fasting, the downsides of fasting and in particular how fasting may, in fact, be contributing to accumulating excess body fat.

  • How fasting has become the new “diet”. (2:35)
  • The evolution of fasting + the different types of ‘fasts’. (4:39)
  • The benefits of going without food. (11:10)
  • Why fasting may be making you fat. (31:55)
  • Mind Pump Recommends: Who is fasting FOR? How LONG should the fast be? (50:11)
  • The RIGHT way to do a fast. (54:09)

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Jun 12, 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 of one rep maxes, frequent small meals vs infrequent large meals, what it means to be strong beyond just the physical component, and how to find your purpose in life.

  • Recap of the live event in Manhattan Beach, competitive team time, getting caught in a vortex & MORE. (6:30)
  • How Four Sigmatic is crushing it! (19:11)
  • Public opinion vs. reality: Fair Oaks Farms animal abuse scandal explained. (23:25)
  • Organifi, a great place to work. (33:50)
  • The next big UFC fight: Justin Bieber calls out Tom Cruise. (36:37)
  • It's official: NASA is opening the International Space Station to tourists. (38:56)
  • Study: Exercise as the primary treatment if you have a mental disorder. (42:42)
  • Study shows how the nervous system can transmit information across multiple generations. (48:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you guys feel about one rep maxes for yourself and for your clients? I’m into powerlifting and strongman so I see them as necessary, but what about for overall health? (51:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits of having smaller meals throughout the day vs large less frequent meals? Or is it just a personal preference? (1:00:34)
  • #Quah question #3 - What does it mean to be a strong man to you? What does it mean to be a strong woman beyond just the physical component? (1:08:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What would you guys suggest for someone to find their purpose in life? (1:20:11)

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Jun 10, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with New York Times bestselling author or The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything is F*cked.

  • The receding threshold of pain and discomfort. (3:34)
  • You say you value something, but your actions tell a different story. (6:42)
  • Why he wrote a ‘pessimistic’ self help book. (9:35)
  • The paradox of choice. (14:21)
  • The importance of ‘god value’. (19:15)
  • Why are we becoming less religious? (24:55)
  • The better things get, the more ridiculous the things we get upset about. (29:05)
  • How do we inject struggle into our lives to find meaning? (31:17)
  • Defining what your values are. (34:30)
  • The coddling of the American mind. (42:07)
  • The value hierarchy. (45:24)
  • The importance of hearing both sides. (50:06)
  • Where did he derive his wisdom? (51:27)
  • The unexpected reactions from his books. (57:47)
  • How our perception of ourselves lags behind reality. (1:02:04)
  • The story of how he connected with Will Smith. (1:09:28)
  • What is his top value? (1:20:56)
  • The differences between a good and a bad podcast. (1:24:44)
  • His current biggest struggle. (1:27:30)
  • The evolution of fatherhood. (1:28:50)
  • What does someone buy who doesn’t give a shit about money? (1:32:47)
  • The coolest thing about being a famous author. (1:33:58)

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Jun 8, 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 training intuitively vs. sticking 100% to a plan, training with suspension training systems, what to do if one side is engaging more than the other during compound exercises, and if all muscle is created equal.

  • How Sal has dethroned Justin for the most awkward handshake ever. (4:19)
  • Oakland, California, decriminalizes magic mushrooms and peyote. (10:38)
  • The façade of Instagram marketing. (14:54)
  • High school principal accused of copying Ashton Kutcher's Teen Choice Awards speech. (23:04)
  • What is surveillance capital and how does it affect you? (24:48)
  • Butcher Box brings back a crazy promotion!! (32:48)
  • Mind Pump traveling the country, get your tickets now! (38:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on training intuitively vs. sticking 100% to a plan? (39:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Thoughts on training with suspension training systems? Is it a good tool to incorporate with strength training? (54:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – During compound exercises I feel one side engaging more than the other. Is there a way I can prevent this? (1:02:04)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is all muscle is created equal? Can a person with more compact muscle be stronger than someone built like a bodybuilder? (1:07:56)

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Jun 7, 2019

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the biggest difference between Prime and Prime Pro, how to get through the times you can’t access a lot of clean calories, making sure stretching doesn’t impede muscle growth, and how to best utilize 30 minute sessions as a trainer.

  • Suns out, legs out! The guys are starting to rock their Vuori shorts. (4:39)
  • Rolex giant Watches of Switzerland begins London IPO. (7:30)
  • Jay-Z: Hip hop’s first billionaire. (10:50)
  • Cryptocurrency pioneer pays $4.57m for lunch with Warren Buffett. (17:24)
  • Justin the hoarder: Certain ‘Skinny Dipped’ almond flavors seem to be disappearing at Mind Pump HQ. (19:39)
  • Considering the male disposability hypothesis. (21:20)
  • This is just the beginning…Parents given chance to use sperm from deceased son to produce male heir raises ethical concerns. (27:43)
  • How insecurities defy logic. (34:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – What’s the biggest difference between Prime and Prime Pro? If I get Prime Pro do I have a need for Prime. (46:54)
  • #Quah question #2 - How to get through the times when you can’t access a lot of clean calories due to bad planning or just unexpected life events? (1:00:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a former gymnast I value flexibility. I am only a few months into weight training and want to make sure my stretching doesn’t impede muscle growth. When is the best time to deep stretch? Before working out, after working out or on rest days? (1:08:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – Being an LA Fitness trainer we only work with 30-minute sessions and two times a week is most common. What would your game plan be with someone who is trying to lose weight or someone who is trying to gain strength? (1:13:02)

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Jun 6, 2019

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin break down what it takes to build a competition level body and what to keep in mind when deciding whether to compete or not.

  • What is the definition of a competitor? What does a competition body look like? (3:06)
  • The key attributes of a competitor. (7:39)
  • Should competing be called a ‘sport’? (15:43)
  • The pros and value of competition. (19:08)
  • The dark side of competing. (34:27)
  • Creating the avatar of the person who SHOULD compete. (1:04:58)

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