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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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Dec 31, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to get more definition in the arms, how to progress the deadlift when stuck at a weight, how quickly muscle is lost in a caloric deficit, and whether taking too many supplements or vitamins can have possible negative consequences in regards to liver and kidney health.

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the best bicep exercises, how to increase a deadlift plateau, weight loss in a caloric deficit, and the negative effects of too many supplements. 

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The best exercise for your biceps is NOT curls. (2:53)
  • The value of isometrics to build muscle. (11:42)
  • How Sal can get a little paranoid when smoking cannabis. (18:19)
  • What Adam enjoys the most about marijuana. (21:17)
  • Mind Pump is back on their ‘Organifi Pure’ podcasting game. (34:36)
  • The connection between food dyes and hyperactivity in children. (38:30)
  • How the guys use their ChiliPad’s during the winter months. (43:54)
  • Humans are so complicated! (49:51)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I get more definition in my arms? I feel like my arms are pure mass with no tricep or bicep definition. (55:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm stuck at a 225 lb. conventional deadlift and want to get to 240 lbs. What do I need to do to progress? (1:00:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – When in a caloric deficit, how quickly do you lose muscle? Does it depend on how big the deficit is? (1:05:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – Does taking too many supplements or vitamins have possible negative consequences, in regards, to liver and kidney health? (1:10:32)

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Dec 30, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin detail why before & after photos should be eyed with suspicion.

  • The origins of the before & after photo. (1:40)
  • The psychology behind why the formula works. (4:00)
  • Why Mind Pump doesn’t use before & after photos. (6:23)
  • Five Reasons Why Before & After Pictures Are Bullsh*t. 
  • #1 – Sell the visual, rather than the full story. (8:10)
  • #2 – Preach the outcome, rather than the journey. (13:13)
  • #3 – Encourage people to compare themselves to others. (17:47)
  • #4 – Pray on your insecurities and sell you the solution. (21:14)
  • #5 - The most consistent results DO NOT happen in 30 days. They come much later. (25:49)
  • Breaking down SHREDZ and how they manipulated their transformation photos. (30:42)
  • How to manipulate the pump to sell your product. (36:34)
  • Why Mind Pump encourages you to unfollow anyone using their body to motivate you to get into better shape. (41:04)

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Dec 29, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how often to switch up exercises for max gains, if unilateral movements are more beneficial than bilateral movement, whether vitamin supplementation is necessary if you eat a balanced diet, and good qualities (or red flags) to look for in a nutritionist.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Most workout programs suck because they lack these two components. (4:22)
  • How you can make money on ANYTHING these days. (12:43)
  • Yet another reason why the guys are happy to be working with Regenerative & Sports Medicine. (18:52)
  • How the Metaverse is already crossing a fine line. (29:28)
  • Welcome to the ‘Shadow Banned’ Club, Adam! (32:55)
  • The Great “no shoes on kids” Debate. (44:24)
  • The proper order of the Caldera regimen. (49:00)
  • Pandemic effects may have lowered baby IQs, a study says. (53:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – How often should I switch up my lifting exercises for max gains? (1:00:08)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are unilateral movements more beneficial than bilateral movements? (1:06:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is vitamin supplementation necessary if you eat a balanced diet? (1:12:27)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are good qualities (or red flags) to look for in a nutritionist? (1:16:49)

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Dec 27, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten common mistakes that fitness trainers make.

  • Ten Mistakes Fitness Trainers Make. (2:33)
  • #1 – That people are lazy. (5:38)
  • #2 – Training people too hard. (8:47)
  • #3 – Failing to individualize workouts. (13:29)
  • #4 – Emphasizing fun or entertaining workouts. (15:55)
  • #5 – Depending too much on the motivation factor. (20:43)
  • #6 – Giving meal plans. (26:17)
  • #7 – Too much emphasis on supplements. (31:59)
  • #8 – Failing to meet people where they are. (36:26)
  • #9 – Undervaluing walking. (43:33)
  • #10 – Having a scarcity mindset. (47:38)

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Dec 25, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Don’t do cardio until you figure out your calorie balance. (4:18)
  • Recapping Adam’s Wine and Weed Evening with his wife. (17:22)
  • Dad life updates with the guys: How kids love to eat dirt and parents robbing grandparents of their joy. (30:58)
  • How you can regulate a market so much, but still have a vibrant black market. (37:29)
  • Why most politicians are corrupt. (45:05)
  • Vuori is on FIRE! (48:23)
  • Postpartum physical therapy and its value. (50:49)
  • Research finds Covid-19 spike protein binds to cells in the heart and could help to explain some effects of severe infection. (54:14)
  • #LiveListener question #1 – How do I increase my VO2 max while not sacrificing my gains? (59:11)
  • #LiveListener question #2 – How long does it take to rebuild your base metabolic rate? (1:08:41)
  • #LiveListener question #3 – Any advice on ways to gain muscle with a fast metabolism? (1:19:38)
  • #LiveListener question #4 – Any advice on becoming an online fitness coach? (1:26:07)

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Dec 24, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why bear crawls are not commonly seen in the gym, whether it is dangerous for short or slender people to lift weights, the best habits and activities you can instill in your children throughout their development so that they grow up healthier, and how to balance drinking and going out with working on fitness goals.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you are looking to lose weight, DON’T follow the Will Smith approach. (3:57)
  • The struggles being a child of a celebrity. (19:35)
  • Dad life updates with the guys. (24:27)
  • How Mind Pump is the “Ready, aim, fire” crew. (30:43)
  • Butcher Box is CRUSHING! (41:55)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Small ‘dong’ marches trying to bring awareness to end shaming of tiny penises. (47:01)
  • Why Sal makes sure to take his Zbiotics before date night. (50:13)
  • How we cannot gaslight the whole world because of hurt feelings. (55:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on bear crawls as they seem to be total body, but you don’t see them often in the gym? (1:03:29)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is it dangerous for short or slender people to lift weights? (1:11:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some of the best habits and activities you can instill in your children throughout their development so that they grow up healthier? (1:17:21)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do I balance drinking and going out with working on fitness goals? (1:31:43)

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Dec 23, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss ways to help get a loved one started with resistance training in an enjoyable, sustainable way.

  • The most common questions asked as the New Year approaches. (2:37)
  • The importance of HOW you get started. (3:54)
  • The biggest mistakes people make when they get back into training. (5:46)
  • The biggest challenges faced getting started. (13:24)
  • Enjoyable and Stainable Ways to Get a Friend or Family Member Started with Resistance Training. (24:35)
  • #1 – Focus on training your whole body 2-3 days a week. (24:56)
  • #2 – Start out using minimal equipment. (27:33)
  • #3 – Stick to 30–40-minute workouts and 2 sets per muscle group. (28:46)
  • #4 – Utilize the Mind Pump FREE resources. (29:58)
  • #5 – Listen to your body. (32:28)
  • Introducing MAPS Resistance and how it’s tailored for the person getting back into resistance training. (37:28)

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Dec 22, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between lifting steel plates vs. bumper plates, their favorite or most fun program to run, the difference macebells and Indian clubs make for joint stability, and whether chronic stress is a strong enough component to keep someone from achieving their fitness goals.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Are you looking to get lean? Well, you might have to bulk to make that happen.  (3:44)
  • Is BDE a real thing? (11:25)
  • How Justin dropped the ball on promoting his favorite product from Organifi. (21:14)
  • Kids say the darndest things. (26:56)
  • Why there is something so pure about radical honesty. (28:50)
  • How Mind Pump evaluates the supplement company’s they work with. (33:18)
  • Why Elon Musk is Sal’s favorite person he doesn’t know. (37:49)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Entrepreneur Video Essays with Jake Tran on YouTube. (40:18)
  • Inflation among commodities since 1970. (42:40)
  • How Ned’s hemp oil has helped Sal’s grandfather get back to good health. (50:30)
  • Financial literacy among the Mind Pump families. (55:51)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the difference between lifting steel plates vs. bumper plates? (59:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is your favorite or most fun MAPS program to run? (1:08:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – How much of a difference do maces and Indian clubs make for joint stability? (1:13:06)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is chronic stress a strong enough component to keep someone from achieving their fitness goals? (1:20:35)

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Dec 20, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the most important thing to focus on for a successful fitness journey.

  • The one rule to rule them all. (1:42)
  • Why the absence of illness is NOT health. (2:30)
  • How a healthy body adapts well to the many challenges in life. (5:53)
  • Good health means good movement. (9:25)
  • The steps to get your health back on track. (12:08)
  • #1 - LEARN how to listen to your body. (13:09)
  • #2 – Consider the WHOLE PICTURE. (24:35)
  • #3 – DON’T STAY in that extreme lane too long. (28:36)
  • #4 – BE MINDFUL of your tendencies and insecurities. (33:23)

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Dec 18, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The best tool, generally speaking, for resistance training is free weights. (3:15)
  • The #1 reason Mind Pump works with NCI. (18:05)
  • How Justin’s new garage gym has been PRx’ed out! (22:16)
  • Why the sudden increase in millennials writing wills? (29:27)
  • How Justin got pulled back into Tiger King. (37:54)
  • What market industry is the top polluter in the world? (42:01)
  • Sal breaks his silence on questions he has been receiving regarding his physique. (49:21)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – Is it normal to start feeling moderate pain as you progress through a program and intensity? (1:07:52)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – Are there any easy hacks to get my squat to progress? (1:23:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – What can I do to improve my low testosterone levels? (1:31:23)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – How do I combat the feeling of not doing enough in the gym as a former high-level athlete? (1:43:44)

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Dec 17, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best ways to improve the mind-muscle connection, whether wrist wraps are helpful long-term or more detrimental, using a weight belt vs. just working on strengthening the core and proper breathing, and the proven benefits to taking ashwagandha.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: You can’t get fat from protein. (2:14)
  • Want a piece of the largest pot brownie in the world? (16:57)
  • Mind Pump makes some predictions on the growing inflation rate and how it will impact you. (19:53)
  • Eye drops that can eliminate the use of reading glasses! (29:35)
  • How glutathione can improve the pump. (35:27)
  • Adam and Sal recap their recent trip to the NCI coaching event in Arizona. (38:45)
  • Sal’s favorite Organifi product and why it’s in his daily rotation. (49:22)
  • Elon Musk, Time’s 2021 Person of the Year. (52:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways to improve mind-muscle connection? (56:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are wrist wraps helpful long-term or more detrimental? (59:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should I use a weight belt or just work on strengthening my core and proper breathing? (1:05:21)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are there any proven benefits to taking ashwagandha? (1:10:57)

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Dec 16, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the main reasons why people do not properly recover.

  • The crucial missing piece to fitness success. (1:44)
  • Some clear signs that you may not be recovering properly. (4:10)
  • The Top 5 Reasons You Are Not Recovering.
  • #1 – Your workout programming is inappropriate for YOU. (9:40)
  • #2 – Poor sleep quality and your stress bucket may be full. (18:17)
  • #3 – You may not be meeting your nutritional needs. (26:48)
  • #4 – Your hormones may be out of balance. (31:52)
  • #5 - Not utilizing the RIGHT supplements. (35:08)

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Dec 15, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips for improving the bench press (or other lifts) without a spotter, common situations where a calorie deficit would not result in weight loss, the best bodyweight exercises to build a stronger core, and how to increase client compliance as a trainer.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Why ALL exercises are NOT inherently dangerous. (2:52)
  • The dangers of being exposed to Xenoestrogens and how Public Goods is aiming to combat that. (22:37)
  • #DadLife updates with the guys. Mind Pump Kitchen: Mind Pump Kids edition, blow pops, and being a trendsetter wearing Felix Gray glasses. (31:48)
  • Understanding inflation with Milton Friedman. (41:06)
  • The USA made a statement to China before the Beijing Winter Olympics and the art of flexing with NFTs. (47:38)
  • Cool Science with Sal featuring the NASA DART. (53:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some tips for improving the bench press (or other lifts) without a spotter? (56:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are there any common situations where a caloric deficit would not result in weight loss? (1:07:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the best bodyweight exercises to build a stronger core and when to program them? (1:12:52)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do I increase compliance with my clients? (1:18:37)

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Dec 13, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten steps to a successful, long-term fat loss and maintenance strategy.

  • An open secret in the big box gym industry when it comes to making changes. (1:51)
  • Why the approach you are taking is all wrong. (6:02)
  • Ten Steps on How to Stick to Your Diet. (8:53)
  • #1 – Don't think of it as a diet. (9:44)
  • #2 – Start with small, but challenging, realistic goals. (13:37)
  • #3 – Understand and value all the benefits of food. (20:53)
  • #4 – Focus on your behaviors first. (27:04)
  • #5 – Become aware before, during, and after you eat. (30:23)
  • #6 – It's not that you can’t have the food, but you choose not to. (33:57)
  • #7 – Create barriers between you and your trigger foods. (37:58)
  • #8 – Tell the people in your life who care about you. (45:04)
  • #9 – Be empathetic to yourself. (48:13)
  • #10 – Learn to enjoy the journey. (51:26) 

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Dec 11, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you train to move better, you are probably going to look better. If you train to look better, you won’t always move better. (2:47)
  • Does an athlete have an advantage in having an extra finger digit? (30:42)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Alpinist on Netflix. (32:24)
  • Get that glowing skin with Caldera. (40:34)
  • The times the government experimented on its own citizens. (45:38)
  • Quintin Tarantino getting sued over ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFT script auction. (49:17)
  • Sal is obsessed with Paleo Valley’s bone broth protein powder. (53:50)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – How can I hit my goal of building more muscle and not feel stuffed in the process of hitting my macros? (56:02)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – What is your philosophy behind MAPS Anabolic and its differences to Bigger, Leaner, Stronger by Mike Matthews? (1:09:35)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Can you offer advice/tweaks to my strength and conditioning programming for my student-athletes? (1:24:51)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – Am I reading too much into achieving the ultimate fitness goal? (1:40:26)

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Dec 10, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best and worst exercises to do cheat reps on, the most overrated supplements, the grip that is the best and safest for deadlifts, and how lack of sleep affects performance in the gym.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Sugar doesn’t make you fat, fat doesn’t make you fat. (2:38)
  • Butcher Box is now on Instacart. (25:12)
  • Dana White has NO filter. (27:29)
  • Conspiracy theories surrounding Jake Paul. (29:09)
  • Sal goes down the rabbit hole of old-school bodybuilder videos. (35:07)
  • The connection between Viagra and its effect on Alzheimer's disease. (36:48)
  • Some fascinating statistics on the physical therapy industry. (39:51)
  • The humbling ‘Spotify Wrapped’ numbers and their impact on downloads. (45:41)
  • Cool technology news with Sal: SpinLaunch completes the first prototype flight using a kinetic launch system. (50:54)
  • When a misdial leads to chat with one of your idols. (54:16)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best and worst exercises to do cheat reps on towards the end of your set? (57:29)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the most overrated supplements? (1:03:41)
  • #Quah question #3 - Which grip is the best and safest for deadlifts? (1:11:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – How does lack of sleep affect performance in the gym? Does it affect pumps? (1:15:10)

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Dec 9, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the benefits and challenges of working out at home and provide tips for getting the best workout possible.

  • Is the tide turning from at-home workouts to going back to the gym? (2:15)
  • The biggest challenges people face working out at home. (7:17)
  • The benefits of resistance bands. (9:43)
  • Why tension and isometrics will be all the rage. (14:12)
  • The lost art of suspension training. (15:54)
  • You cannot underestimate the power of novelty when it comes to adaptation. (19:43)
  • The importance of focusing on mobility. (26:50)
  • Get stable y’all. (31:31)
  • Build that core! (33:30)
  • Why Mind Pump prefers to workout at home. (38:02)
  • The Ultimate At-Home Workout Routine for the Holiday Season. (43:54)

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Dec 8, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the superiority of sumo vs. conventional deadlifts, how to adjust macros to fit what’s right for the body, the distinction between mobility and the traditional end range, passive and static stretches, and the difference between sugar and artificial sweeteners on our body.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: For faster fat loss, rather than being in a calorie deficit, try to have an undulating approach. (4:30)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: The Huaorani Tribe of Ecuador and their evolutional advantage of having an extra digit.  (19:28)
  • The allure of King Ranch. (24:49)
  • Mr. Beast’s Squid Game in real life. (30:35)
  • How Sal is sneaking Organifi Protein Powder into his daughter’s meals. (34:50)
  • Mind Pump loves butter. (36:40)
  • Dad life updates with the guys. (38:50)
  • Why Sal is obsessed with the De-Stress Blend by Ned. (44:37)
  • What’s the deal with Omicron? (49:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What type of deadlift is better, sumo or conventional? (1:00:43)
  • #Quah question #2 - Do macro split ratios matter? If so, how do I adjust my macros to fit what’s right for me? (1:05:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – You often make the distinction between mobility and the traditional end range passive and static stretches. Do you see any benefit in static stretches? When would they be prescribed over mobility work? (1:08:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's the difference between sugar and artificial sweeteners in our body? (1:14:09)

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Dec 6, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover how to get an effective workout when time is limited.

  • It’s always TIME. (2:00)
  • The problems with the “all or nothing” mindset. (4:26)
  • The approach young trainers fail at. (9:20)
  • Seven Ways to Get Great Gains in 30 Minutes or Less. (14:36)
  • #1 – Master one movement. (15:35)
  • #2 – HIIT training, done properly. (19:57)
  • #3 – Mike Mentzer “Heavy Duty” style workout. (25:18)
  • #4 – Body-part focused complex workout. (30:43)
  • #5 – Frequent daily short workouts. (33:59)
  • #6 – Focus on mobility. (39:25)
  • #7 – Do something recreational outdoors. (44:58)

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Dec 4, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Fasted cardio is one of the best ways to burn body fat, but not the ways you might think. (4:35)
  • The Ghislaine Maxwell trial that NO ONE is talking about and the Clinton/Epstein connection. (12:57)
  • How we tend to ignore human behavior. (29:01)
  • Mind Pump Investments: The guys open up more on their recent investment in Zbiotics. (34:37)
  • Adam’s fascination with the metaverse, NFTs, and the future of virtual real estate. (39:05)
  • Magic Spoon, satisfaction guaranteed. (47:45)
  • Sal, sports ball fanatic? (51:46)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – What are your thoughts on isolation exercises as a tool for prehab/rehab? (1:03:06)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – Knowing that I have two upcoming hip surgeries, what should I be focusing on training-wise to keep the muscle I have built? (1:21:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Do you have any advice on how to build a training protocol for an upcoming military test post-pregnancy? (1:34:07)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – What is the best way to program training for your clients if you only have 30-minute training sessions? (1:44:57)

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Dec 3, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of supersets, signs you’re not drinking enough water, using Viagra to improve the pump in the gym, and important lifts or movements that manual laborers should focus on to prevent injury.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The importance of elbow positioning when training your arms. (3:50)
  • The guys share their fascination with the Cool Mitt technology. (10:17)
  • Red light therapy for eye performance. (18:06)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: What makes a platypus, cheetah, and duck unique? (24:15)
  • A Mind Pump Thanksgiving overview. (27:42)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite Christmas movies. (30:50)
  • Why is America’s trust in the media at an all-time low? (36:29)
  • Who is the most successful entrepreneur of all-time? (41:55)
  • Adam’s theory on NFTs. (43:36)
  • What is Mind Pump watching on TV? (48:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – Besides saving time, what are the benefits of supersets? (53:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some signs you’re not drinking enough water? (58:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – Have you heard of Viagra to improve your pump in the gym? (1:05:37)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are important lifts or movements that manual laborers should focus on to prevent injury? (1:09:48)

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Dec 2, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss everything HIIT 

  • HIIT training season is here! (1:26)
  • Busting the myths surrounding HIIT. (6:00)
  • Who is HIIT training for? (7:36)
  • How has HIIT training been abused? (9:24)
  • HIIT Training Doesn’t Work (Unless You Follow These Steps). (13:49)
  • Step #1 – Programming matters! (15:30)
  • Step #2 – Have perfect form. (18:10)
  • Step #3 – Use rest periods as a tool to compose yourself. (23:06)
  • Step #4 – Apply plyometrics properly. (28:04)
  • Step #5 – Phase your programming. (32:35)
  • Step #6 – Focus on mobility. (38:24)
  • Why everyone should start as a beginner. (41:57)

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Dec 1, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about partial reps vs. full range of motion for hypertrophy, the pros and cons of having a workout partner, the benefit of massage guns, cold tubs, and saunas for recovery, and the value of Glutamine as a supplement.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When it comes to fitness, more is NOT always better. (4:21)
  • Humans’ similarities and differences to primates. (15:49)
  • Adam’s “Griswold's” Christmas Tree. (28:33)
  • Friendsgiving with the Di Stefano’s. (35:16)
  • Why companies like Butcher Box are positioned well to weather this inflationary storm. (37:10)
  • How Adam has inspired Sal to venture out to nicer restaurants. (39:12)
  • How humans tend to attach greed to money. (42:04)
  • Mind Pump loves old pop culture. (45:08)
  • Tiger King 2: Worth the hype or disappointment? (47:37)
  • Get your Felix Gray’s now! (52:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on partial reps vs. full range of motion for hypertrophy? (59:08)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the pros and cons of having a workout partner? (1:08:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on massage guns, cold tubs, and saunas for recovery? (1:18:16)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there any value in taking Glutamine as a supplement? (1:24:55)

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Nov 29, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten things a person should  do to successfully lose a lot of weight.

  • The psychological challenges of choosing to lose 100 pounds. (2:29)
  • The Biggest Loser distortion of reality. (5:20)
  • Ten Things a Person Should Do to Successfully Lose a lot of Weight.
  • #1 – Hire a therapist or enlist someone you trust & who loves you. (12:34)
  • #2 – Ditch the motivation hype and understand the importance of discipline & good habits. (17:20)
  • #3 – Focus on strength over the scale. (22:15)
  • #4 – Increase activity through daily habits. (25:52)
  • #5 – Eat your calories and NOT drink them. (30:07)
  • #6 – Avoid heavily processed foods. (33:02)
  • #7 – Create barriers between yourself and your impulses. (35:33)
  • #8 – Be mindful and slow down while eating. (39:54)
  • #9 – Prioritize protein. (43:51)
  • #10 – Hire a nutritionist. (46:17)

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Nov 27, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.

  • Understanding and navigating the complete sphere of health. (3:58)
  • The unplugged vs the plugged in. How social media will impact our future societies. (18:55)
  • The value of spirituality and meditation. (27:50)
  • Adversity and fulfillment, the human condition. (32:45)
  • Caldera is NOT just for men. (36:37)
  • ChiliPad’s save marriages.  (39:12)
  • Mind Pump’s ‘Hall Pass’ strategy. (48:30)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – How can I avoid gaining weight while reducing my level of activity? (52:43)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 – As an endurance athlete, how can I keep up my cardiovascular endurance in the offseason and gain some muscle and strength? (1:03:27)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – How can I increase my running speed, while gaining muscle and strength in preparation for a military fitness test? (1:15:55)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – Are there any benefits to adding deficit deadlifts to your routine? (1:24:12)

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