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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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Jan 15, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips for deadlifting with dumbbells instead of barbells, thoughts on the 75 Hard Challenge, good starter exercises to become more explosive and agile, and how to tell the difference between hip and foot instability.

  • Butcher Box’s Keto Bundle is CRAZY! (4:20)
  • The latest updates on the guy’s diets, strategies, and the mental challenges they are facing. (6:03)
  • The differences between men and women and how they respond to resistance training. (19:19)
  • NASA’s bold plan to protect Earth from asteroids. (23:05)
  • Young kid busted for throwing a rave in his school bathroom. (28:15)
  • How the guys are enjoying the current phase their sons are in. (30:37)
  • Organifi’s newest product is shown to boost libido in women. (37:52)
  • Sal’s mall walk miscalculation. (40:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – What tips or advice do you have for deadlifting with dumbbells instead of barbells? (44:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on the 75 Hard Challenge? Are “all or nothing” fitness challenges healthy or are they problematic? (47:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some good starter exercises to become more explosive and agile? Is going lighter on the compound and focusing on speed a good place to start? (53:27)
  • #Quah question #4 - How can you tell the difference between hip and foot instability? (56:31)

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Jan 14, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin talk all things squat with Squat University's Dr. Aaron Horschig.

  • The origin story of Squat University and his reasoning behind the name. (3:37)
  • Understanding your anatomy and why people like to blame theirs. (10:28)
  • What is “butt-wink” and it is optimal for your body? (14:55)
  • Why everyone's body has its own set of needs and requirements to perform properly. (19:30)
  • His order of operations assessing a first-time client. (23:54)
  • What happens to the body when you do mobility and why should I care about doing it daily? (26:54)
  • Why he subscribes to muscle re-education. (32:50)
  • Are squats a fundamental human movement? (34:13)
  • Can you justify a quarter squat for a basketball player? (38:33)
  • Is there a test to find your ideal squat stance? (40:16)
  • What are the major differences between correctional exercise and exercise to build strength & muscle? (45:19)
  • What irks him the most about the physical therapy space? (49:06)
  • Don’t ignore your physical capacity. (51:45)
  • Why you shouldn’t stop inflammation, but understand it instead. (54:12)

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Jan 13, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why there is such a discrepancy between trainers on the proper form & mechanics of exercises, the pullover movement, the benefits of squatting barefoot, and the core disciplines that should be first established in oneself before being able to train others successfully.

  • Justin is getting lean and not even trying. (4:51)
  • What do the guy’s morning routines look like right now? (8:19)
  • The best ways to dramatically increase ‘the pump’. (13:21)
  • Keeping your coffee beans fresh with MIIR’s new coffee canister. (16:42)
  • How getting poor sleep can affect your workouts. (23:17)
  • Elon Musk is now the richest man in the world. (26:17)
  • Bitcoin is on fire! (27:25)
  • How social media affects your perception of reality. (28:42)
  • #Quah question #1 - Why is there such a discrepancy between trainers on the proper form and mechanics of exercises? (41:26)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you please go over the pullover movement? There are so many angles to hit it from, resistance curves, and muscles involved depending on how you attack it. (47:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you go into the benefits of squatting barefoot? Is it better to go barefoot or just wear shoes like Converse? (50:22)
  • #Quah question #4 – As someone interested in being a personal trainer, what core disciplines should be established in oneself first before they can train others successfully? (54:53)

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Jan 11, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss recent Cosmopolitan covers and the health at every size movement.

  • Why Cosmopolitan isn’t the place to go for health information. (3:34)
  • What the “health at every size” ACTUALLY means. (8:20)
  • The history surrounding obesity and how there is a wide range of body types. (12:31)
  • Why being “healthy” encompasses A LOT of things. (19:10)
  • What loving yourself really means. (27:17)

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Jan 9, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • The guys on their current body composition, Justin’s aesthetic goal & MORE. (4:50)
  • Having ‘the talk’ with your kids. (10:04)
  • Adam’s happiest day as a father. (15:20)
  • The contrast of drinking with Zbiotics versus without it. (20:53)
  • Mind Pump on the future of the gym industry, the types of gyms that will survive the lockdowns, advice for trainers & MORE. (24:11)
  • Why you shouldn’t sit too close to the TV without your Felix Gray glasses. (36:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have lost some muscle mass and gained some body fat over the past eight weeks. Would it be better to run something like MAPS Anabolic first or jump into a strength specific program? (41:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm running MAPS Powerlift right now. How does the 1-rep max calculation work? After you run the 11 weeks, how would you go back and calculate your new max to see how much progress you have made? (48:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – My wife is pregnant. How should I be structuring my workouts pre-baby? During the sleepless nights once he is born? (56:02)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you have any insight on these ‘anabolic diets’ from these YouTube personalities? Are there any long-term detriments from them? (1:01:57)

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Jan 8, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the importance of a post workout meal, good measurable mobility goals, the best stretches for flat feet, and changing your circle of friends in order to improve your mental health and well-being.

  • A sad day for Americans. (3:53)
  • Mind Pump’s best survival skills. (6:42)
  • Where in the world is Jack Ma? (12:01)
  • Mind Pump’s most anticipated albums of 2021. (14:57)
  • Breaking down the pros/cons of raw milk versus regular milk. (18:05)
  • Changing your expectations and parenting hacks for parents. (24:54)
  • How the ChiliPad improves your sleep. (29:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the importance of a post-workout meal, and how quickly should you have it? (34:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some good measurable mobility goals? (39:13)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the best stretches for flat feet? (42:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you ever had to change your circle of friends to improve your mental health and well-being? (50:09)

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Jan 7, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five steps you can take to achieve your goals this year.

  • Crazy statistics surrounding New Year's Resolutions. (3:11)
  • The biggest mistakes people make when it comes to making resolutions. (7:35)
  • 5 Steps to Setting New Year’s Resolutions that Actually Work. (8:49)
  • #1 – Set small attainable goals to build wins. (9:10)
    • Slower is better. (13:35)
  • #2 – Create a plan and be specific. (17:26)
    • Track your progress. (21:46)
  • #3 – Construct a strategy to improve your accountability. (26:17)
    • Food prepping. (30:38)
    • Invest in quality programming. (32:32)
  • #4 – Fall in love with the journey and not the goal. (34:14)
  • #5 – Practice self-care and be kind to yourself. (40:08)

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Jan 6, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions about how to get better at stabilizing the barbell for a front squat, the most common programming mistakes, good habits they are aiming to create in 2021, and fitness trend predictions for 2021.

  • Sleep deprivation is real in the Di Stefano household. (5:39)
  • Snowboarding adventures in Tahoe. (16:22)
  • The guys are getting the feels again from the new season of Cobra Kai. (24:12)
  • The board game rivalry between Justin and his wife. (26:35)
  • What are the guy’s goals training and diet-wise, heading into the new year? (28:42)
  • The controversy surrounding the latest Cosmo cover promoting “health at any size.” (35:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some suggestions on how to get better at stabilizing the barbell for a front squat? (44:58)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the most common programming mistakes you guys come across that make you shake your head time and time again? (48:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some good habits you guys are aiming to create in 2021? (53:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your fitness trend predictions for 2021? (1:02:04)

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Jan 4, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin detail five steps to lose fat without dieting.

  • Why what moves the needle for most people is creating new behaviors. (4:43)
  • 5 Strategies How to Lose Fat Without Dieting. (7:06)
  • #1 – Prioritize hitting protein targets. (8:58)
  • #2 - Cutting down on bad habits. (12:58)
  • #3 – Tracking your food. (18:25)
  • #4 – Walking 10 minutes after every meal. (21:54)
  • #5 - Aiming to drink a gallon to half-gallon of water every day. (25:20)

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Jan 2, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.

  • Is Sal aging in dog years? (3:50)
  • Have we become immune to things with shock value? (5:35)
  • What is ‘laughter yoga,’ and what does it have to do with IBS? (9:37)
  • Mind Pump workouts and bonding time in full effect. (13:43)
  • Breaking down the most recent COVID stimulus package. (16:05)
  • The guys on Peloton’s acquisition of Precor. (22:47)
  • Where the guys are diet-wise, favorite sources of protein & MUCH MORE. (26:48)
  • #Quah question #1 – What MAPS program should I do for a cut? I have done MAPS Anabolic and Aesthetic and boosted my calories up from 1600 to 2500. (43:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you guys have any tips or supplements you recommend to stay asleep? I have been struggling with getting quality sleep and am sleeping on average about 6 hours a night. (49:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any tips on how to improve my deadlift? (56:38)
  • #Quah question #4 – What advice do you have on the mental aspect of gyms reopening and then closing again? (1:03:50)

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Jan 1, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about their favorite workout splits, what to do on a rest day when you want to go to the gym, how to know if you are too sick to work out, and what 2020 taught them.

  • New Product Alert from Organifi! (4:08)
  • Scented candles, the new COVID detector. (6:08)
  • Justin’s coffee ground rub recipe using Butcher Box’s steak tips. (7:51)
  • Some interesting Stimulus Bill statistics. (15:55)
  • Did Coca-Cola invent our modern view of Santa Claus? (17:40)
  • Mind Pump are BIG John Favreau fans. (23:18)
  • Are social media influencers creating the latest boxing trend? (27:04)
  • Why economists predict ‘asset inflation’ in 2021. (35:03)
  • Will the Apple autonomous car see the light of day? (40:21)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your guy’s favorite workout splits? (45:17)
  • #Quah question #2 - What do you do on a rest day when you want to go to the gym? (51:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you know if you are too sick to work out? What symptoms and how severe must they be to know you shouldn’t work out? (54:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – What did 2020 teach you? (57:53)

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