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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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Now displaying: December, 2022
Dec 31, 2022

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you drink alcohol, you can mitigate the effects by following these steps. (1:52)
  • The guy’s plans and goals for the New Year. (7:18)
  • You have the power to change what you consume! (16:58)
  • If you are easily offended, you are easily manipulated. (18:58)
  • The dangers of mob mentality via social media. (20:45)
  • Why are people so naïve? (26:46)
  • What is the allure of OnlyFans? (31:29)
  • The loneliness epidemic. (38:19)
  • Continued excellent reviews for Peak Power! (45:16)
  • Funny ads from the past. (46:03)
  • We messed up our kids. (48:05)
  • Shout out to Rob Dyrdek. (54:36)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - If you were starting out running the RGB bundle, how would you periodize mini bulks and mini cuts to achieve your desired body composition? (57:29)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How would I program my workouts in-season, so that I can be in great shape during the off-season? (1:10:00)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Can I still be strong, functional, and stable in my upper body if I don't intend to build all my muscles to the same level? (1:18:52)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – Do you have any preferred methods for homing in on your exact TDEE to ensure you know your maintenance levels for a proper bulk or cut? (1:31:10)

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Dec 30, 2022

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions from the Sunday @mindpumpmedia Quah post.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The two MOST important things to focus on when you make goals are HOW you make those goals and WHY you make those goals. (2:29)
  • Get your Journeyman shirt today! (12:57)
  • Gymnastics, for kids, is the best! (14:21)
  • Kreatures of Habit’s special Mind Pump hook-up! (23:25)
  • The Andrews’ Scotland/Iceland trip. (24:30)
  • The most difficult languages to learn. (31:41)
  • Nature does NOT care. (38:41)
  • Dad rules. (42:20)
  • This is a clear example of a lazy employee. (43:31)
  • #Quah question #1 - Is there a specific benefit to good mornings vs Romanian Deadlifts? (52:22)
  • #Quah question #2 - I used to get pretty sore the day after a workout, but now I hardly feel anything. I am practicing progressive overload and I think my strength is going up. Am I not pushing myself enough? (56:37)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is unilateral training for a period of time an ideal way to fix any aches that come from lifting? (59:37)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is the best way to capitalize on a big day of eating, lift the same day prior to the meal or the next morning after the meal? (1:05:13)

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Dec 29, 2022

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Jen Cohen on how to win at the game of life.

  • Authenticity is rare. (1:54)
  • Using the chip on her shoulder as a superpower. (9:15)
  • The challenges of being bold. (13:58)
  • Don’t discount yourself without trying. (20:22)
  • Humility is very underrated. (23:12)
  • Play the hand you are given and make it the BEST possible. (33:00)
  • Turning her failure into a lifelong win. (38:07)
  • The importance of being resourceful. (41:43)
  • Fitness is a microcosm of life. (44:52)
  • Don’t be disingenuous. (50:43)
  • One for all, all for one. (58:20)
  • Money doesn’t equal success. (1:04:45)
  • Life is NOT balanced. (1:09:28)
  • The devil is in the details when you are raising kids. (1:11:37)
  • How kids mirror what you don’t like about yourself. (1:20:34)
  • Sometimes you need to give a little space. (1:24:00)
  • A mental trick in patience. (1:25:30)
  • The art of biting your tongue. (1:27:05)
  • You don’t know until you don’t know. (1:32:30)

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Dec 28, 2022

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Treat your workouts like a sport! (2:30)
  • How to do group training with integrity. (14:34)
  • What strength training has that NO other form of exercise has. (16:37)
  • When your grandfather kicks your a**. (18:21)
  • What will Chat GPT disrupt first? (28:19)
  • Is Elon a hypocrite? (36:20)
  • SleepMe PROFOUNDLY affects your sleep. (43:55)
  • Another reminder of why you should never fight. (46:26)
  • Why frequent use of digital devices to calm your child may backfire. (48:15)
  • Buy Vuori with your Christmas returns. (56:20)
  • Shout out to @Uncle_lazer! (58:01)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 – Any advice on re-comping your body from a large muscular build to a leaner build? (59:33)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What are the best places to eat when you are traveling and want to maintain a lean/healthy physique? (1:09:20)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Is going from a five-day-a-week workout program to a three-day-a-week hurting my metabolism? (1:17:58)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 – What is the best way to eat and exercise to look more feminine? (1:29:21)

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Dec 26, 2022

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Mae Steigler, CEO of Organifi.

  • Mae’s unforgettable Sal moment. (1:15)
  • From employee 1 to CEO. (3:34)
  • The 24-Hour Fitness connection. (6:05)
  • Her shift from animal to human health. (7:45)
  • Her unconventional rise to the CEO seat. (10:39)
  • The importance of building the foundation first. (12:51)
  • How did they source and create their first formulation? (16:13)
  • The biggest challenges of scaling a supplement company. (19:09)
  • The heartbeat of their company. (20:40)
  • Where does the bulk of their revenue stream come from? (25:34)
  • Any surprising markets they have found themselves in? (31:09)
  • The moment they knew Mind Pump was a special partner. (33:46)
  • The value in meshing customer service and sales. (35:53)
  • Organifi’s criteria of who they work with. (41:02)
  • The evolution of the supplement space and what makes her excited about the future. (44:40)
  • Why their quality standards come first and foremost. (46:56)
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to margins in the supplement space. (51:23)
  • Shaping the demand for higher quality products. (54:40)
  • The beautiful alignment between Organifi and Mind Pump. (56:19)

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Shanais Pelka (@niifounder) Instagram

Dec 24, 2022

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Want an easy way to reduce your appetite, improve your stable energy, and balance your insulin levels throughout the day? Eat a high-protein breakfast with some fat! (2:21)
  • When you make a career out of making fun of people. (10:50)
  • Why do you breathe like that? (18:44)
  • Understanding and navigating gender roles. (21:42)
  • Adam is a BIG Crocs guy. (33:33)
  • Black holes are scary. (38:10)
  • The fear of having limitless energy. (39:50)
  • What will Chat GPT disrupt first?! (43:55)
  • Seed is the BEST probiotic on the market! (50:50)
  • The universe is weird. (51:50)
  • We are soft. (53:14)
  • Mind Pump’s 12 Days of Christmas! (1:00:10)
  • Book your Mind Pump Park City trip today! (1:00:38)
  • Shout out to Chris Williamson! (1:02:20)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Can machines outperform the big three compound lifts? (1:03:45)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Should you train in different rep ranges during a cut and bulk? (1:26:03)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How should I change my training and nutrition in what’s going to be the most stressful 5 months of my life? (1:36:09)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Leaving things like nutrition, stress, and sleep out of the picture, how should one exercise to live a long and happy life? (1:49:04)

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Dec 23, 2022

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: DON’T listen to your body! Instead, understand how to listen to your body’s signals. (2:32)
  • The value in buying time vs. doing things yourself. (13:15)
  • Navigating the bell curve of the negative effects of kids watching television. (19:50)
  • How to mitigate the negatives of caffeine and maximize the positives. (32:33)
  • Maybe it’s time to put the controller down. (34:33)
  • The things that annoy Mind Pump. (43:27)
  • Caldera glistens. (49:10)
  • Trigger sessions are anabolic. (50:52)
  • MAPS saves lives! (55:16)
  • Shout out to Nature is Metal! (56:28)
  • #Quah question #1 - If we don’t have access to dip bars, what would you suggest as an alternative to dips? I have heard bad things about bench dips but don’t know if they are true. (58:00)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you structure a PR day? Sets, Reps, etc. (1:01:43) 
  • #Quah question #3 - What MAPS Program do you recommend for bulking and cutting? (1:06:35)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are some tips for a person new to the gym that feels social anxiety or intimidation in the weight room? (1:10:58)

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Dec 22, 2022

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover everything you know to build your back.

  • What you will learn in this episode. (1:40)
  • The importance and value of having a strong/healthy back. (2:49)
  • The muscles of the back and favorite exercises for each. 
    • Lats. (11:28)
    • Trapezius. (18:22)
    • Rhomboids. (23:35)
    • Erector Spinae. (26:31)
  • Exercise types. 
    • Pulldowns or rows. (28:42)
    • Deadlift. (30:04)
    • Pullover or straight arm pulldowns. (36:24)
  • Rep ranges. (38:48)
  • Tempo and technique. (40:34)

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Dec 21, 2022

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the most underrated factors when it comes to workout programming is rest periods! (2:59)
  • Silly movie titles. (10:19)
  • It works until it doesn’t work. (14:15)
  • What the guys watch vs. their wives. (17:00)
  • Elon Musk, love him or hate him. (21:36)
  • The social media cesspool. (26:28)
  • “Real” vegans. (34:25)
  • Health is NOT about being rigid with everything. (35:55)
  • Justin is ALWAYS the life of the party. (41:26)
  • Mind Pump’s predictions for Chat GPT. (45:58)
  • The importance and value of having a high-protein breakfast. (52:27)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is there any value in getting a deep tissue massage, or some other form of therapeutic massage before jumping into my next MAPS program? (54:31)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - I feel like I can be making faster progress in the gym. What programming and tips would you recommend? (1:02:00)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What are some ways to break through a squat plateau? (1:12:53)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - When running, why do my legs give out faster than my cardiovascular system? (1:27:54)

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Dec 19, 2022

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin get personal with Max Lugavere.

  • Max’s Oprah moment. (1:57)
  • His experience on the Tucker Carlson Show. (7:46)
  • The Liver King is a charlatan. (14:04)
  • The real ones are rare. (20:45)
  • His single biggest insecurity. (23:58)
  • Growing up being a curious kid. (30:25)
  • Working through being introverted. (38:03)
  • Always striving to be better. (43:50)
  • His popularity with the opposite sex. (47:25)
  • Working for it rather than being given. (49:50)
  • Relationships and dealing with trauma. (54:23)
  • The joy of being an uncle. (1:05:20)
  • Why music is important. (1:06:48)
  • His relationship with money. (1:09:35)
  • Sodium intake and migraines. (1:11:08)
  • Seed oils affect your cognitive health. (1:12:36)
  • His exit plan to get out of the public light. (1:22:57)

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Dec 17, 2022

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here is a great workout for gains and the pump! Use half the weight/half the intensity you normally use but double the volume of your workout. (2:04)
  • Mind Pump’s bodybuilding playlist. (6:30)
  • The guy’s new obsession with the cold plunge. (12:33)
  • Dad life updates: Max’s speech progress, another Di Stefano with big calves, and getting attention from the opposite sex. (20:32)
  • The reviews are in, Peak Power from Organifi is a hit! (27:00)
  • Do we all have a materialism set point? (28:10)
  • Why you must add wearing blue-light-blocking glasses to your sleep routine. (46:53)
  • Shout out to @barbellfilms! (49:55)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any tips on how to do heavy cardio, bulk, and build size at the same time? (52:25)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Do you gain muscle mass faster on a dirty bulk versus a clean bulk? (59:39)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Any advice on meal timing for morning workouts? (1:15:33)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Is there a way to incorporate a bodybuilding and powerlifting workout? (1:26:03)

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Dec 16, 2022

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Lift weights to increase your sex drive. (2:32)
  • The importance of caffeine timing. (10:12)
  • Making the mindset shift with it comes to diet/nutrition. (15:44)
  • Busting the myths surrounding what high protein is. (17:57)
  • The ultimate NCI x Mind Pump Giveaway to Coaching Con 2023! (25:40)
  • The politicization of the Brittany Griner incident. (26:42)
  • You should get paid what you EARN. (31:24)
  • Shout out to The Rabbit Hole. (34:51)
  • Is everything fake? (37:23)
  • Weird News with Sal: De Beers miners and a surgeon who left his mark on his patients. (40:29)
  • Is taking birth control halting your gains? (42:48)
  • Would you like to know if you were prone to genetic predispositions to diseases or cancers? (47:23)
  • How LMNT contributes to greater milk production. (57:02)
  • Combat juggling is a thing! (59:38)
  • #Quah question #1 - How would your training change if you slept like absolute crap the night before? (1:02:05)
  • #Quah question #2 - If a muscle is tight, is it better to continue to train it with weight or focus on mobility exercises? (1:08:44)
  • #Quah question #3 - Does dairy need to be avoided if it isn’t grass-fed? (1:14:02)
  • #Quah question #4 - I really enjoy learning and teaching about health, strength, fitness, and nutrition. I already make good money, though, so how would someone step into that space without going broke while waiting to make enough to support themselves and their family? (1:18:33)

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Dec 15, 2022

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five steps to getting into amazing shape in 2023.

  • The Five-Step Action Plan to Get in the Best Shape of Your Life in 2023. (2:00)
  • #1 – Have a plan. (Set realistic goals and then stage them in phases.) (5:11)
  • #2 - Start with big rocks. (Avoid heavily processed food, strength train, walk, and sleep well.) (18:52)
  • #3 - Wait till you plateau before adding anything. (31:41)
  • #4 – Increase the intensity of workouts. (Track and prioritize protein.) (37:22)
  • #5 – Add activity. (Track all macros.) (43:32)

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Dec 14, 2022

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: There is ONE thing you can do that will significantly impact muscle growth, strength, recovery, and fat loss in a positive way. That is to improve your sleep quality! (3:10)
  • The toughest thing about parenting. (18:25)
  • The fine line between having fun and being made fun of. (31:24)
  • Facetime and play. (33:41)
  • Don’t compare your pets to kids. (35:57)
  • Easier isn’t better. (38:27)
  • Why cold air through the nose may keep you from NOT getting sick. (45:31)
  • Take creatine to improve your memory. (47:23)
  • Eat your protein and strengthen your bones. (49:13)
  • Making the case against climate change alarmists. (51:56)
  • Why Seed is the BEST probiotic. (57:06)
  • Shout out to Chris Naghibi! (59:13)
  • #ListenerLive question # 1- How can I avoid an energy crash after eating carbs? (1:01:57)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Do I need to adjust my step count for the MAPS split program if I bike to and from work? (1:14:28)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Is there ever a time a person must realize that lifting isn't the best way to drop weight, and that one must add more cardio instead? (1:21:18)

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Dec 12, 2022

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits, James Clear.

  • The insights behind writing Atomic Habits. (1:59)
  • Overvaluing the results and undervaluing the process. (4:34)
  • Habits don’t restrict freedom, they CREATE it. (8:14)
  • What is more difficult, starting or maintaining a good habit? (14:01)
  • Three applicable steps to stay consistent. (15:12)
  • The two-minute rule for success. (19:05)
  • The Four Laws of Behavior Change. (24:15)
  • At what point is a bad habit an addiction? (27:32)
  • Align your tribe and align your habits. (29:56)
  • Strategies for making bad habits unattractive. (34:06)
  • The importance of positive self-talk. (38:27)
  • What epiphanies did he come across writing the book? (44:49)
  • What bad habit does he struggle with the most, and how did he address it? (49:03)
  • Be patient with yourself and make things work for YOU. (57:05)
  • When your season changes, your habits need to change. (1:02:38)
  • Have good questions. (1:07:07)

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Dec 10, 2022

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When you buy supplements, this is the ONE factor you should pay attention to. Does the company provide third-party testing? (2:05)
  • The guy's reaction to the Liver King’s lie. (11:17)
  • Kanye has lost his mind. (27:48)
  • Selective outrage. (30:20)
  • Pay attention. (33:33)
  • Could Apple buy Disney? Is A.I. taking over? (35:03)
  • The Twitter theater is awesome! (41:34)
  • The science behind liposomal technology. (43:58)
  • Are we moving towards a homogeneous society? (46:36)
  • The BIGGEST lie told to men. (51:22)
  • Caldera’s HUGE advertising push. (1:05:54)
  • Shout out to Arthur Brooks! (1:08:21)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any advice on how to mitigate the potential for injury, and excessive joint strain with a higher volume/compound heavy program like MAPS Strong? (1:09:55)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - For the average person who wants to build muscle, what are some tips for building exercise programming for my clients? (1:20:06)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What is the best way to determine what your fitness goals should be at every stage of life? (1:33:28)

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Dec 9, 2022

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When you are looking at your fitness routine and diet, there are a few things you want to consider: Longevity vs. quality of life. (2:20)
  • Welcome to the world Dahlia Magdalena! (14:27)
  • Family pride. (20:24)
  • Moms are champions. (25:20)
  • Why are the guys embarrassed for James Cameron? (29:03)
  • Adam is a BIG corduroy guy. (36:24)
  • Recapping the Mind Pump Live event with Max Lugavere. (38:05)
  • When a conspiracy theory may be plausible. (42:52)
  • The meatball showdown! (46:45)
  • When will consumer spending slow down? (48:38)
  • How fatherhood changes the brain. (52:46)
  • An update for the Mind Pump Rental in Utah. (55:35)
  • Twitter is becoming AMAZING! (59:42)
  • Shout out to @realgame.athletics! (1:03:34)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do you find your ideal weight? I’m not sure where I should be. (1:04:49)
  • #Quah question #2 - I normally train with high intensity but leave a rep or two in the tank. Is going to failure every set better for hypertrophy? (1:12:12)
  • #Quah question #3- Are supersets necessary if time is NOT an issue? (1:16:11)
  • #Quah question #4 - If all affiliates are vetted for “our interest,” why do some get dropped? Did their product change? (1:18:54)

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Dec 8, 2022

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten steps to hit a deadlift PR in 30 days.

  • Most of you can hit a PR in 30, but you MUST follow the RIGHT protocol. (1:45)

 

  • Ten Steps to Hit a Deadlift PR in 30 Days.
  • #1 – Bump calories. (3:17)

 

  • #2 - Aim for 8-9 hours of sleep. (8:31)
  • #3- Deadlift hard/intense once a week. (11:40)
  • #4 - Squat heavy once a week. (13:27)
  • #5 - Hip thrust heavy once a week. (17:15)
  • #6 – The third week, go light. (20:17)
  • #7 - Train moderate intensity for the rest of the body. (26:41)
  • #8 – Pre-workout supplement stack (caffeine, agmatine, theanine). (30:00)
  • #9 - 2 hours before, eat a meal, and drink water. (35:07)
  • #10- Right before your lift prime like this. (39:04)

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Dec 7, 2022

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: NOTHING builds bones stronger than lifting weights! (2:33)
  • Peak power is fueling Sal’s PR kick. (16:09)
  • Does age play a role in reaching PRs? (18:15)
  • Do the guys want to live to 100? (22:27)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Stutz on Netflix. (27:58)
  • A low-sodium diet and its connection to insulin resistance. (33:43)
  • Are you that desperate for attention?! (35:13)
  • Address the root cause. (39:19)
  • The drug wars are getting crazy! (44:43)
  • Brain Blend + caffeine = awesomeness! (52:10)
  • Shout out to @oldschoolbodybuildingsy! (53:00)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I fix my low or mid back pain when overhead pressing? (54:03)

 

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I get fiber on a low-carb diet? (59:28)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What do you suggest I do when my diet isn’t working and I’m getting sick often? (1:05:51)

 

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - At what point does modifying a maps program make it no longer a Maps Program?
  •  (1:23:33)

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Dec 5, 2022

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover what you need to know to train for four different types of strength.

  • Strength is the ultimate physical pursuit, but did you know there are different types of strength that you can train for? (1:41)

 

  • The Four Different Types of Strength and How to Train for Them.

 

  •  #1 - Maximal strength. (6:06)
    • Lots of carryover to other types of strength and the real world.
    • Low reps and lifting heavy.
    • Best example: Powerlifter.
    • Phase 1: MAPS Programs.
    • Produces solid, hard-looking body.
  •  #2 - Explosive strength. (12:47)
    • How fast and hard your muscles can contract.
    • This makes you agile and athletic.
    • Involves proper technique and efficiency.
    • Best examples: Olympic lifters and sprinters.
    • Most misunderstood type of strength.
    • Lift lightweight fast for a few reps, but not to fatigue.
  •  #3 - Strength endurance. (22:52)
    • Muscles exert strength rep after rep (driving a sled, supersets, long high-volume sessions).
    • Best examples: Bodybuilder, running back, and CrossFit athlete.
    • Great for real-world work capacity.
    • Phase 3: MAPS Anabolic and Aesthetic.
    • Best for beginners.
    • Training gives you a great pump.
  •  #4 - Relative strength. (29:48)
    • How strong you are for your size.
    • Allows you to move your body through space.
    • Best examples: Gymnastics, wrestlers, and rock climbers.
    • Lots of skill acquisition.
    • Bodyweight exercises, balance exercises, and keeping body weight low.
  • The recommended order and how long to stick in each phase. (37:35)

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Dec 3, 2022

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here’s the key to LONG-TERM fitness success, hard things will make you the happiest. (2:04)
  • Sal started another movement! (17:29)
  • Shout out to The Cheese Shop in Carmel, CA. (20:28)
  • The FDA is a racket! (25:13)
  • We don’t choose supplements because they are cheap! (32:29)
  • Sal’s ultimate dad hack. (36:33)
  • Who’s the strictest father out of the Mind Pump crew? (39:11)
  • Going down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole. (43:28)
  • Public Goods goes the extra mile to align with their values. (56:20)
  • Shout out to @JailhouseStrong on Instagram. (57:06)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Are the sets in the MAPS Programs total sets or are they working sets? (59:20)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Will a 21-day detox ruin my metabolism? (1:10:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How should I start back into the MAPS programs with my goal of building muscle in mind after being so low volume for a couple of months? In what order should I do the programs I have? (1:21:35)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Coming off a stint of heavy-weight training, could you recommend an approach to take me thru the next few months/year of programming? (1:28:50)

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Dec 2, 2022

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Stretching can BUILD muscle! You just have to do it the right way. (2:07)
  • Aspirin is the superior NSAID. (13:34)
  • Kids say the darndest things. (16:31)
  • If anyone could pull off glow-in-the-dark rims, it’s Adam. (20:15)
  • Mind Pump loves underground tech. (23:30)
  • Adam’s super couch! (25:08)
  • Sal’s biggest fan. (30:08)
  • The value of “human-made.” (33:13)
  • Krispy Kreme’s MAJOR partnership. (36:49)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Ancient Apocalypse on Netflix. (40:14)
  • The benefits of red-light therapy for tendon and joint pain. (45:32)
  • Why blue-light-blocking glasses will become a part of your nightly routine. (49:24)
  • The metaverse is a long way away. (51:48)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do you target your chest during dips? I only ever feel my triceps. (56:39)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is it better to cut with or without refeeds and cheat days? (1:00:38)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are the best foods for bulking? What do you suggest for upping calories? (1:07:24)
  • #Quah question #4 - For someone who can't digest whey protein powder, what's the best alternative protein powder? (1:12:39)

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Dec 1, 2022

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Josh Trent about fatherhood, the pandemic and other sometimes controversial topics.

  • Taking advantage of being hedonistic. (2:18)
  • The greatest gift he received from his father. (6:11)
  • Fatherhood is the craziest growth experience. (11:00)
  • Navigating raising a child with parents with different childhoods. (16:34)
  • Why did he rebrand his podcast? (23:26)
  • The misconceptions surrounding free/home birth, and the weaknesses in the western medicine healthcare model. (35:39)
  • Innovation isn’t the answer. (47:25)
  • When a movement becomes a zealot or dogma, it’s usually time to let go of it. (52:43)
  • “I know that I am wise because I know nothing.” (1:04:34)
  • Fighting against social contagion. (1:11:11)
  • “If I can breathe, I can choose.” (1:28:56)
  • Don’t poke the bear when it comes to our freedoms. (1:33:03)

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