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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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Aug 13, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about taking creatine when trying to lose weight, the most undervalued exercises, how to make workouts “fun” while continuing to stay on track with your program, and the benefits of electrolytes.

  • The virus has invaded Mind Pump Media. The guys share their symptoms, experiences so far, and overall thoughts on vaccine mandates. (3:56)
  • RIP John Meadows. (24:40)
  • The benefits of moving outside. (27:50)
  • When a sign language interpreter steals the show. (30:02)
  • New frame designs are available NOW from Felix Gray. (33:20)
  • HubSpot is crushing! (35:06)
  • Penn National Gaming is on track to becoming a sport betting powerhouse! (36:50)
  • Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse. (41:11)
  • Turtle news with Mind Pump. (46:48)
  • People love Magic Spoon! (52:37)
  • Congratulations to the Andrews family! (55:07)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should I take creatine if I’m trying to lose weight? (58:54)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the most undervalued exercises? (1:05:52)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a personal trainer, how do you make workouts “fun” while continuing to stay on track with your program to accomplish your goals? (1:14:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the benefits of electrolytes? (1:20:37)

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Aug 12, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin four steps to developing and maintaining a healthy and attractive bikini body.

  • How to obtain a ‘beach body’ that is healthy, and people can look too. (2:13)
  • The importance of chasing health and the different metrics of attraction for women. (3:36)
    • Hip to waist ratio. (8:19)
    • Posterior chain development. (9:30)
    • Well-defined shoulders. (14:28)
    • Strong core. (15:13)
  • How to Maintain a Bikini Body Year-Round.
  • Step #1 – Address your Posture and use appropriate Priming. (20:09)
  • Step #2 – Build muscle through proper resistance training. (29:00)
  • Step #3 – Develop a healthy relationship with food. (35:09)
  • Step #4 – Train your core correctly. (44:11)

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Aug 11, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about when to use a resistance bands, whether squats with dumbbells are as effective as barbell squats for targeting the quads, the pros or cons of combining barbell squats and barbell deadlifts in the same workout, and whether lifting barefoot is more beneficial in any way.

  • It looks like Adam has got an artist on his hands. (4:33)
  • The things the guys miss most about working at gyms. (9:47)
  • Mind Pump’s worst gym disasters seen. (14:55)
  • You are not taking my bacon! (20:25)
  • The troubling trends surrounding the housing market and the economy. (26:27)
  • Carol Hooven is under some heat. (39:04)
  • Why expertise is important when it comes to hormone replacement therapy. (40:38)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update. (43:54)
  • Justin’s theory on world power. (49:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – When should you use a resistance band? (52:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – In your opinion, are squats with dumbbells as effective as barbell squats for targeting the quads? (59:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you put barbell squats and barbell deadlifts in the same workout? Or is it better to keep them on separate days? (1:01:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is lifting barefoot more beneficial in any way? Or should I stick to my favorite shoes? (1:06:22)

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Aug 9, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin put together a daily workout that includes compound lifts, mobility, a pump, functional strength, and outdoor activity.

  • Can I work out every day and still get great results? (1:58)
  • The major components of a 7-day week workout plan. (8:06)
    • #1 – Two heavy compound lifting days. (8:56)
      • What your body can handle is different than what is optimal. (10:45)
    • #2 - Functional mobility. (13:07)
    • #3 – Focus on the pump. (18:51)
    • #4 - Functional strength. (21:41)
    • #5 - 1 hour hike or walk outside. (28:27)
  • Mind Pump’s 7-day Workout Program for OPTIMAL results. (34:51)
    • Monday – Heavy work out. (36:39)
      • Barbell squats
      • Barbell bench press
      • Barbell rows
      • Barbell overhead press
      • Barbell or Dumbbell curls
      • Skull crushers
      • Slow sit-ups and calf raises
      • All for 3 sets, 6-12 reps
    • Tuesday – Pump workout. (38:03)
      • Lunges
      • Dumbbell flyes
      • Dumbbell pullovers
      • Lateral raises
      • Band curls
      • Band press down’s
      • Planks

 

  • Wednesday– Functional strength workout. (39:09)

 

  • Turkish get up
  • Windmill’s
  • Cossack squat
  • Overhead carries (25-35 steps)

 

  • 3 sets, 5-10 reps

 

  • Thursday – Heavy work out. (37:02)
    • Deadlifts
    • Incline press
    • Pull-ups
    • Arnold press
    • Hammer curls
    • Dips
    • Reverse crunch
    • Calf raises 
    • All for 3 sets, 6-12 reps

 

  • Friday – Pump workout. (38:50)

 

    • Single-leg toe touch
    • Band fly’s
    • Band row’s
    • Band pull aparts
    • Band curls
    • Band press down’s
    • Band side chops
  • Saturday – Mobility workout following MAPS Prime Pro Webinar. (37:25)
  • Sunday – Get outside for an hour. (39:46)

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Aug 7, 2021

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

  • Defining and breaking down sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, aka ‘the pump’. (4:23)
  • Sal’s obsession with supplements. (11:54)
  • The controversy surrounding flight attendants’ duct-taping an unruly airline passenger to his seat. (14:21)
  • When ‘spittle’ happens. (19:53)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Fantastic Fungi and Heist on Netflix. (22:02)
  • The Fall collection from Vuori has arrived! (31:17)
  • Rhianna is officially a billionaire! (34:46)
  • Joovv, providing you a competitive edge. (38:24)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (43:44)
  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (54:01)
  • #Quah question #1 – What program would you recommend to maintain consistency and performance? (55:34)
  • #Quah question #2 – After getting an unfavorable body fat test, should I switch up my programming and diet? (1:05:26)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would I design a program combining MAPS Anabolic and the NO BS 6-Pack Ab formula? (1:19:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am due in November and as a police officer, what program would you recommend post-pregnancy? (1:34:13)

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Aug 6, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tweaking MAPS Anabolic or Aesthetic to be an hour format, whether deload weeks are necessary, how to tell if you lack mobility or have anatomical limitations, and tips on how to stay consistent when you work 10 hour days.

  • Nature is metal! (3:42)
  • Why resistance training is KING when it comes to burning fat. (6:07)
  • More studies connecting higher testosterone to success. (9:04)
  • How exercise can boost your child’s vocabulary. (20:11)
  • Maximus’ fascination with bugs and cat videos. (24:47)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (28:08)
  • The strange market of ‘unusual’ looking foods. (31:18)
  • Female powerlifter sets bench press world record! (35:02)
  • MIIR’s latest products enhance the presentation of your favorite beverages. (39:33)
  • The interesting findings from analyzing the blood types of Neanderthals and Denisovans. (42:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – How would you tweak MAPS Anabolic and Aesthetic to be an hour format? (45:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are deload weeks necessary? (48:37)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I tell if I lack mobility or have anatomical limitations? (55:58)
  • #Quah question #4 – Tips on how to stay consistent when you work 10-hour days? (1:01:40)

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Aug 5, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin lay out everything you need to know about sets, reps, tempo, and rest period.

  • Sets, reps and rest periods: The nuts and bolts of exercise programming. (2:51)
  • Understanding the difference between exercising and training. (5:51)
  • Sets
    • Defining what it is and the proper dose per week. (8:10)
    • Mind Pump’s thoughts on German Volume Training. (13:27)
    • The value of supersets. (18:02)
    • The dos and don’ts. (19:18)
  • Reps. 
    • Defining what a rep is and what is the best range? (21:10)
    • The various tempo schemes and how to manipulate them in your exercise programming. (29:13)
    • Is there value in loose, forced, and partial reps? (35:19)
  • Rest Periods.
    • Why the rest is as important as the active part of the workout. (37:42)
    • What is the ideal rest period? (40:02)
  • A guaranteed way to break through your training plateau. (43:30)

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Aug 4, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the role heavy caffeine intake has on the ease of dropping body fat, the top 5 accessory movements, whether you can still build muscle and lose fat even with a high step count and at a calorie deficit, and ways to mentally deal with the forever “moving goalposts” of fitness goals.

  • When the YouTube comments hit Sal hard. (4:06)
  • Memes, the political cartoons of today. (9:19)
  • Sal’s vertigo experience and a lesson for all men with children. (15:08)
  • Ned’s hemp oil capsules, a fun buzz for all. (20:12)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Succession on HBO Max. (21:45)
  • The guys discuss the mental capacity of Britney Spears following her recent Instagram post. (23:10)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of streaming. (29:40)
  • More studies proving the superiority of resistance training. (37:57)
  • Paranormal Activity with Justin: Why have dogs been acting stranger than normal? (42:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can heavy caffeine intake make it more difficult to drop body fat? (46:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would you consider the top 5 accessory movements? (52:52)
  • #Quah question #3 - Can I still build muscle and lose fat at the same time? (58:21)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are ways to mentally deal with the forever “moving goalposts” of your fitness goals and journey? (1:04:08)

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Aug 2, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Carole Hooven, author of T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us.

  • How just because you weren’t a stellar student early on doesn’t mean you can’t change your path moving forward. (1:54)
  • The differences between humans and chimpanzees. (8:47)
  • What drew her to the field of testosterone? (12:16)
  • Why chromosomes do NOT define sex. (14:28)
  • The masculine framework of the brain. (19:50)
  • Does culture follow biology? (26:59)
  • Why women are more attuned to people’s emotions. (38:35)
  • Why men may be more prone to risky behavior. (47:52)
  • How emotions drive our lives. (50:50)
  • The interesting dynamics of same-sex relationships. (58:50)
  • The problems with polygamy. (1:02:32)
  • The challenges that come with her field of expertise in our current climate. (1:05:55)
  • Her issues with the term ‘toxic masculinity’. (1:10:55)
  • What would society be without masculine traits? (1:18:30)
  • The importance of testosterone when it comes to athletic performance. (1:23:39)
  • The negative effects of testosterone. (1:26:27)
  • The file drawer effect in science. (1:31:20)

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Jul 31, 2021

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

  • Why intermittent fasting is terrible for fat loss. (4:10)
  • Why are used cars so expensive?! (10:20)
  • The guys recap their favorite moments of the Tokyo Olympics so far. (14:30)
  • Baby Aurelius is a boob guy. (21:47)
  • Baby Maximus sleep training updates. (23:23)
  • The ChiliPad is a game-changer for families. (28:50)
  • Great sources of protein are available at Public Goods! (31:27)
  • The various degrees of soreness. (34:38)
  • Sal hates farmer’s tans. (38:41)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (40:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I transition away from so much cardio and implement a more sustainable workout plan? (52:39)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is it safe to start a cut if I am rehabbing an injury? (1:06:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there a way to train for performance and aesthetics at the same time? (1:15:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – What training protocol would you recommend when reverse dieting? (1:25:55)

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Jul 30, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do if quads always build but not glutes, how to get bigger forearms, good shoulders exercises besides pressing motions, and supplementing with DHEA for hormone balance and/or improved testosterone levels.

  • How Adam is now reaping the benefits of ‘fat face’ and ‘prank wars’ with Mind Pump. (3:20)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of CrossFit and the fitness industry as a whole. (11:40)
  • How the stigma surrounding cannabis has changed. (23:58)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Snapchat to partner with HBO Max. (28:35)
  • Get on that Zbiotics y’all. (32:47)
  • #Quah question #1 - What do you recommend for someone who has lazy glutes? (40:00)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do I get bigger forearms? (48:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are there any good exercises for your shoulders besides pressing motions? (53:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your guy's thoughts and understanding of supplementing with DHEA for hormone balance and/or improved testosterone levels as we age past 30? (1:01:52)

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Jul 29, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with renowned hormone specialist Dr. Rand McClain.

  • Where did his knowledge and interest in hormones come from? (2:50)
  • The first BIG misconceptions he learned. (8:14)
  • What makes you an “expensive date?” (9:58)
  • Why the stigma on testosterone replacement and is the pendulum swinging the other way? (12:36)
  • What are the health risks of having low testosterone levels? (23:34)
  • What are the health risks of having high testosterone levels? (29:33)
  • His issues with the standard lipid panel. (32:17)
  • Is testosterone anti-inflammatory? (36:22)
  • What are the biggest mistakes that doctors make with TRT with their patients? (39:43)
  • The ‘unknown’ anabolic steroids out there and the pros/cons of each. (44:25)
  • His take on SARMS and their cellular impact on the body. (57:48)
  • What is the BEST way to administer steroids? (1:02:05)
  • The four changes in quality-of-life males on TRT generally see. (1:05:48)
  • The stigma surrounding women on TRT. (1:11:45)
  • What is the proper dose for women? (1:17:54)
  • What does the process look like for someone interested in TRT? (1:21:19)
  • Why he believes stress is the BIG driver for the decline in testosterone. (1:24:15)
  • His reasoning behind ‘roid rage’? (1:35:50)

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Jul 28, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about are the advantages and disadvantages of alternating sides during an exercise vs doing both sides at the same time, doing full-body workouts on consecutive days, the difference between getting calories from carbs or fat after hitting protein target, and advice for someone who has consistently been training 6 days a week and is scared to back off in fear of losing progress.

  • Mind Pump’s favorite lifts. (4:41)
  • The unwanted body hair as an aging man. (11:53)
  • The conspiracy surrounding Plum Island. (15:58)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the TikTok phenomenon becoming a part of our culture. (17:54)
  • Selling fitness, the right way versus the wrong way. (21:41)
  • Is the outrage valid over billionaires going to space? (29:59)
  • New product alert from Ned! (36:14)
  • The silly solution to no sex at the Olympics. (39:09)
  • What else do the guys use pre-workout for? (45:07)
  • Mind Pump on the value of cars in their lives. (46:51)
  • Interesting facts about Great White Sharks. (53:07)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the advantages and disadvantages of alternating sides during an exercise vs doing both sides at the same time? (1:00:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on full-body workouts on consecutive days? (1:06:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – Assuming you have already hit your protein target for the day, what is the difference between getting the rest of your calories from carbs or fat? (1:10:19)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your advice for someone who has consistently been training 6 days a week? I am scared to back off in fear of losing progress or regaining fat because I am not as active. (1:14:32)

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Jul 26, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss getting jacked on a budget.

  • The assumption that you need a lot of money to eat healthily and get shredded. (1:30)
  • What it takes to get lean and build muscle. (5:28)
  • Why the appropriate dose of diet and exercise will get you to your goal the fastest. (8:45)
  • The order of essential macronutrients to get lean and build muscle. (13:50)
  • Busting the myth that you can’t eat healthy on a budget. (16:43)
  • The hierarchy of priorities when it comes to organic, grass-fed, pasture, and humanely raised. (20:04)
  • The importance of quality when it comes to the food you buy. (26:16)
  • The Mind Pump Grocery List to get jacked on a budget. (31:32)
    • Sources of Protein.
      • Ground Beef. (33:28)
      • Tuna Fish in a can. (38:00)
      • Eggs. (39:01)
      • Cottage Cheese/Whole Milk. (40:33)
      • Chicken Thighs. (43:40)
    • Sources of Fats
      • Butter. (45:44)
      • Olive Oil. (46:29)
      • Peanut Butter/Nuts. (48:12)
    • Sources of Carbohydrates.
      • White Rice. (50:32)
      • Potatoes. (52:03)
      • Oatmeal. (54:37)
      • Vegetables. (56:15)

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Jul 24, 2021

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

  • They don’t even know! Justin’s workout vlog coming soon! (5:00)
  • The psychology behind why we watch scary movies. (11:44)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Free to Choose series on YouTube. (18:19)
  • Storytime with Mind Pump: Bathroom time, kids, and potty training. (24:12)
  • The power of exercise for better well-being and mental health. (35:36)
  • New sponsor alert! Welcome, LivON Labs. (42:27)
  • Study: Theanine protects against the negative effects of THC. (46:44)
  • Streaming services on fire, keeping our attention, advertising, and more. (48:30)
  • The benefits of red-light therapy for your skin. (52:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I take it to the next level following a drastic weight loss? (59:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I tackle the fear of gaining weight back after losing over 100 lbs.? (1:11:21)
  • #Quah question #3 – What would you recommend I do to rid myself of knots between my shoulder blades? (1:24:33)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is it impossible to gain muscle when you are in a cut? (1:32:09)

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Jul 23, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether there is a different way to train for a wide back vs. a thick back, the best mobility exercises for low bar squats, training under the influence of marijuana, and tips for an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to open their own gym.

  • What can happen when you work out next to Sal. (4:11)
  • The best time to eat protein and build muscle health. (7:20)
  • Study finds that women can predict a man's attitude toward casual sexual relationships based on his face. (14:01)
  • Peloton to move into the video game market. Will it succeed? (17:05)
  • Vuori, the Nordstrom of athleisure wear. (25:48)
  • California passes the US’s first state-backed guaranteed income plan. The challenges and should you be skeptical? (31:39)
  • Does controversy sell? (43:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there a different way to train for a wide back versus a thick back? (52:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the best mobility exercises for low bar squats? (59:48)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is training under the influence of marijuana bad? (1:03:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – What tips would you give an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to open their own gym? (1:09:40)

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Jul 22, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the pros and cons of practicing intermittent fasting.

  • What is fasting, and the history behind it? (2:52)
  • When did fasting become mainstream? (10:46)
  • The benefits of intermittent fasting. (15:20)
  • The dark side and detriments of fasting. (28:53)
  • Who should AVOID fasting? (33:43)
  • Who is fasting FOR, and when is it a good idea? (40:47)
  • Why fasting is NOT an effective weight loss strategy. (46:15)

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Jul 21, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to train for pull-ups, growing arm size, whether lifting belts are necessary for heavy lifting, and methods for recovering faster from overtraining.

  • Mind Pump’s vacation workout tips. (4:46)
  • The guys recap their vacations with their families: Kauai adventures, moving pains, and leaps in growth. (6:35)
  • Is Adam falling in love with golf? (21:43)
  • Barbequing with Adam Schafer. (24:25)
  • You look strong. (31:01)
  • Study: Do trans athletes have an advantage? (33:35)
  • Inflation’s silver lining? (35:22)
  • Kevin Hart’s birthday surprise for the ages. (36:10)
  • Injuries in sports and the most gruesome one the guys have seen in person. (37:52)
  • Mind Pump’s nutrition secrets while vacationing. (45:57)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the best way to train for pull-ups? (51:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – I want to grow the size of my arms. Are heavy weights and low reps better or lower weight and higher reps? (57:52)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are lifting belts necessary for heavy lifting? (1:02:38)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is everyone’s method for recovering faster from overtraining? (1:09:28)

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Jul 19, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin outline four steps to take when getting back into training when recovering from an injury or a layoff.

  • How do I get started back into training after an injury, pregnancy, or long layoff? (2:25)
  • Step 1: Concentrate on Stability and Connection. (6:09)
  • Step 2: Prime your body back into proper alignment. (20:51)
  • Step 3: Practice Correctional Exercises frequently. (32:06)
  • Step 4: Re-focus on the skill of the basic exercises. (41:13)

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Jul 17, 2021

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

  • The Mind Pump x NCI coaching experience. (3:48)
  • How tech could impact the fitness industry. (12:51)
  • The Airbnb of rental cars. (22:38)
  • The incredible journey of your child’s early growth. (27:22)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future of autonomous cars, celebrities in politics, and virtual reality. (30:53)
  • How Mind Pump vacations. (39:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can I gain my functional strength and athleticism back after going through appendicitis surgery? (49:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you go about pursuing a side split, while training for strength? (55:21)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I get my wife over the mental aspect of increasing calories, bulking, while pursuing building strength? (1:01:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some specific exercises or mobility movements that I can do to gain more distance on the golf course? (1:10:47)

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Jul 16, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether certain people should avoid HIIT, if forced reps are a good idea or are too taxing on the CNS, the number of sets & reps one should do for each body part if training with full body workouts, and how poor gut health affects the metabolism and the ability to efficiently lose body fat.

  • The benefits and value of the safety squat bar and the sled for the avid aging lifter. (3:18)
  • The high school football update with Justin. (14:33)
  • Math is not racist. (18:51)
  • Why the guys are disappointed in themselves regarding some comments made in their recent interview with Melissa Urban. (20:38)
  • Weird News with Sal: Homeless man with no arms stabs someone with his feet! Plus, how a man uses cherry pies for sexual kicks. (27:21)
  • Sal’s incredible superpower. (32:56)
  • Mind Pump reviews ‘The Tomorrow War’. (34:38)
  • Have scientists figured out the mystery that is the Bermuda Triangle? (38:14)
  • How the guys are looking good on camera in large part to Caldera. (43:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should certain people avoid HIIT? Or is it a good workout for all people? (47:39)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on forced reps with the help of a training partner? Do you guys think this is a good idea or could it be taxing on the Central Nervous System (CNS)? (58:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – How many sets and reps should you do for each body part if you're training with full-body workouts? (1:05:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – How does poor health affect the metabolism and your ability to efficiently lose body fat? (1:10:41)

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Jul 15, 2021

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with investigative journalist and New York Times best selling author David Epstein about, nature, nurture, and athletic performance.

  • The Sports Gene: A story of tragedy sparked by an interest in genetics. (1:51)
  • Why are certain populations over misrepresented in sports? (3:37)
  • Why he was more backwards than getting it right researching for his new book. (6:21)
  • The generalization of skills. (9:38)
  • When is the perfect time for specialization? (14:28)
  • How would he mold his perfect athlete? (17:10)
  • Why he believes athletes now are at a drug disadvantage. (22:36)
  • How technological innovations have made a HUGE impact on the elite level in sports. (24:14)
  • The democratization of sports. (28:13)
  • How much of a role do steroids play in professional sports? (30:59)
  • Comparing the impact of anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, and erythropoietin (EPO). (36:10)
  • The story behind his breakout investigation of Alex Rodriguez testing positive for steroids. (39:40)
  • His personal beliefs on athletes using performance-enhancing drugs. (43:50)
  • Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete or not? (49:45)
  • The current research he finds interesting. (52:40)
  • Are we jumping the gun on new drugs? (55:07)
  • What will be the next big technological leap in sports? (59:47)
  • Has his attitude changed towards blood doping in sports? (1:06:07)

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Jul 14, 2021

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about shakes and fat burners to shed weight, whether macros or calories should be the priority when reverse dieting, if training fasted makes you stronger in your workouts, and the amount of muscle soreness and recovery time you can expect if you’re in a calorie deficit.

  • Another incredible aspect of resistance training. (4:07)
  • How the Ned Mello has been a game-changer for the guy's sleep. (15:07)
  • The ultra-sensitivity of children at a young age. (18:59)
  • How much is the “right” dose of caffeine? (32:50)
  • TikTok creating yet another way to bring in top talent. (37:14)
  • Norway to criminalize photoshopping. (40:43)
  • Do you trust the media? (44:02)
  • The troubling effect of technology and social media on your child’s posture. (46:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's your view on shakes and fat burners to shed weight? (50:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – When reverse dieting, should macros or calories be the priority? (54:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – Does training fasted make you stronger in your workouts? (58:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you’re in a calorie deficit, do you expect to experience more muscle soreness and a longer recovery time? If so, should you reduce intensity and volume or increase calories for a couple of weeks? (1:02:03)

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Jul 12, 2021

In this episode Sal, Adam, and Justin interview Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph

  • Are you born to be an entrepreneur or is it something that can be developed? (1:52)
  • Why would you want to be an entrepreneur? (3:35)
  • An example of colliding your idea with reality. (6:45)
  • The birth of Netflix. (12:04)
  • The evolution of his relationship with Reed Hastings. (15:57)
  • Was Netflix laughed out of the room pitching their idea to Blockbuster? (22:00)
  • How did they generate enough revenue to stay afloat during those dark days? (30:14)
  • Why if these companies do not have the courage to disrupt themselves, someone else will do it for them. (32:33)
  • The importance of being comfortable with uncertainty. (36:39)
  • How if you don’t know what you want, the opportunity of getting it is very slim. (39:30)
  • Why you should never fall in love with your ideas. (42:42)
  • Why there is no substitute for trial and error. (45:52)
  • What is success if not the ability to go and spend your day with the things you love? (46:54)
  • What characteristics does he look for in an entrepreneur? (49:26)
  • The distinct layers of scaling a business. (51:10)
  • His take on the two different models of streaming. (56:10)
  • The essential ingredient of the algorithm. (59:58)
  • The interesting dynamic of the growing podcast space. (1:01:36)
  • What up and coming businesses excite him? (1:04:48)

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Jul 9, 2021

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

  • The high school football update with Justin Andrews. (3:53)
  • Have you hit your peak neuroplasticity? (13:54)
  • A study highlighting the complexity and weirdness of the placebo effect. (22:28)
  • Will we see Mind Pump on OnlyFans? (27:16)
  • Mind Pump, continuing to change the conversation around fitness. (31:08)
  • San Francisco residents want out. (34:42)
  • Homelessness and organized crime ravaging San Francisco. (37:25)
  • The world’s most successful squatter. (39:26)
  • The power of quantum computing. (41:51)
  • Adam gets creative with the various ways he eats Magic Spoon cereal. (47:57)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can I still make physical progress while in the third trimester or should I focus on feeling good? What program would you recommend post-baby? (55:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – As a trainer, how do you program and periodize training for special operations service members? (1:02:44)
  • #Quah question #3 – What program would benefit my passion for shot putting? (1:20:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do I address my imbalances without creating new issues in the process? (1:27:52)
  • #Quah question #5 – What programming should I focus on if I suffer from Crohn’s disease and colitis? (1:37:07)

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