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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: June, 2023
Jun 30, 2023

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 top 3 lower body exercises for people over 40. (1:48)

  • Rediscovering the value of old exercises. (18:47)

  • The twisted media propaganda machine. (22:28)

  • State & Liberty is tailored for athletes. (39:41)

  • Remembering the Iron Sheik. (42:16)

  • Is taxation theft? (48:43)

  • Organifi’s Pure feels good. (55:46)

  • Shout out to Jason Khalipa. (57:52)

  • #Quah question #1 - Does strength training really improve bone density? Hearing that may not be true. (59:58)

  • #Quah question #2 - What are your thoughts on programs like “body pump” for getting lean? (1:02:39)

  • #Quah question #3 - Can you take mobility too far? Ex: (@kneesovertoesguy) and (@vanja.moves). (1:05:45)

  • #Quah question #4 - Are there other ways alongside foam rolling and stretching to help release tight muscles? (1:09:42)

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Jun 29, 2023
  • Why do men fall into the trap of being a provider first? (2:22)

  • The power and value of adoption. (6:42)

  • The different kinds of fatherhood. (11:54)

  • How dopamine lies behind all addiction. (17:32)

  • The dangers of pornography for young men. (22:24)

  • The three macronutrients to happiness. (28:12)

  • The cult of youth. (31:07)

  • The secrets of a successful marriage. (36:06)

  • Tactical methods to improve your happiness. (39:40)

  • Why men become men when they become fathers. (47:25)

  • Loving people is different than using them. (49:22)

  • Educators rather than influencers. (53:03)

  • The importance of having a transcendental practice. (55:23)

  • Electing the hard thing because you chose the divine path. (58:25)

  • The problem with being an activist rather than a volunteer. (1:00:51)

  • The love vs. fear polarity. (1:05:44)

  • Managing the pain so it’s no longer managing you. (1:09:00)

  • Experience and reps matter. (1:17:26)

  • Gambling is an interesting dopamine phenomenon. (1:20:07)

  • Entrepreneurial orientation spectrum. (1:22:30)

  • The five dimensions of human personality. (1:29:25)

  • The “I” self vs. the “me” self. (1:33:36)

  • Life is a pilgrimage. (1:40:38)

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Jun 28, 2023

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: The BEST way to get flexible is to lift weights. (2:11)

  • Adding more value to the audience for FREE! (13:47)

  • Turning ADD into a superpower. (19:41)

  • Updates on homeschooling. (30:50)

  • The merkin mission. (33:55)

  • Imagine being buried alive. (38:21)

  • The most messed up prank of all time. (40:24)

  • Is ‘blue balls’ a real thing? (41:31)

  • Netflix’s interesting strategy. (43:43)

  • Who is leading in the streaming wars? (47:39)

  • Why you FEEL the effects of CBD products from Ned. (50:13)

  • Kreatures of Habit, bulking hack? (54:42)

  • Shout out to Cressey Sports Performance. (56:58)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 – Can you help me figure out what I can do in terms of my calorie count for my activity level? I was diagnosed with fibromuscular dysplasia last August and am also premenopausal. I am limited to 30 lbs. for weights, and I am not supposed to get my heart rate past 165. (58:52)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 – How can I reverse the damage and trauma I have put my body through physically over the past 10-12 years? I cannot seem to find a place where I feel rested and ready. (1:17:51)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 – I am stuck in a plateau. I am considering a MAPS program, but I am not sure where to start. I am 40 and have been lifting for over 2 years. (1:45:05)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 – I am not happy with my physique, but when I have a pump, I like the way I look. What should I take away from this? Does it mean I am close to my aesthetic goal? (1:51:15)

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Jun 26, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five steps to becoming a "muscle mommy."

  • The origins of this term and beginnings of this trend. (1:34)

  • The two components of what makes this movement so empowering. (9:20)

  • Defining Muscle Mommy. (11:24)

  • Five Steps to Becoming a Muscle Mommy.

  • #1 - Lift heavy weights. (12:19)

  • #2- Go on a bulk (Put Why Women Should Bulk). (23:39)

  • #3 - Throw away the scale. (27:26)

  • #4 - Avoid “workouts for girls.” (33:44)

  • #5 - Prioritize strength (0.5 bench, 1 squat, 1.25 dead). (36:15)

  • The ultimate Muscle Mommy programming package. (38:41)

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Jun 24, 2023

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you want to live longer, EAT more protein! (1:47)

  • Doug, the espresso connoisseur. (10:31)

  • Going down the Jonathan Pageau rabbit hole. (14:11)

  • The strange divide in America. (17:01)

  • Navigating the life of a child genius as a parent. (30:00)

  • Kids are sensitive creatures. (34:43)

  • Tell your partner you love them. (36:45)

  • Plugged in vs. unplugged. (39:01)

  • San Francisco is disintegrating quickly. (44:50)

  • Organifi is glyphosate residue free and third-party tested. (50:15)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I train around a busy schedule while maintaining strength gains and compound lifts? (53:54)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - I am interested in your programs but, I'm not sure where to start and what program would be best for me. I can’t currently touch my toes and have always struggled with flexibility largely due to my weight. I've been overweight most of my adult life. (1:03:54) 

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - I have been working to decompress my spine by doing dead hangs and walking, but I would like to keep lifting weights. What are some exercises that are safe to do if I have Cerebral Palsy? (1:13:08)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - I want to build muscle, especially shoulders, and upper back to further develop the posterior chain after my latest shoulder surgery. How would you structure training next to full-time physical work? Additionally, what would you recommend for shoulder stability and growth? (1:21:14)

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Jun 23, 2023

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: Eat more protein to mitigate fat gain during a bulk. (1:36)

  • Mind Pump Training Updates: Adding in unconventional lifts, hitting a 700 lbs. deadlift, and maintaining a healthy physique by doing less. (7:15)

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, the epitome of the American/immigrant dream. (19:29)

  • The idea of exercise-induced 'hyperplasia' (growing new muscle fibers) is taught as a myth. (33:27)

  • Weird compliments. (36:02)

  • Seed, the BEST probiotic in the business. (45:34)

  • Shout out to Patrick Bet-David. (46:30)

  • #Quah question #1 - On your most recent podcast you talked about how cardio isn’t good for weight loss but if you are living a sedentary lifestyle and your job requires you to sit for most of the day, is it ok to walk on the treadmill at a steady speed for about 30 minutes? (47:21) 

  • #Quah question #2 - When do you know it is time to change up your workout routine? (50:53)

  • #Quah question #3 - What is the optimal dose of creatine? (55:18)

  • #Quah question #4 - Do you see value in adding rotation to horizontal pushing or rowing movements just like you do in an Arnold press? (58:13)

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Jun 22, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Stephen Cabral about how to achieve high performance health.

  • What is High-Performance Health? (2:20)

  • The main parameters that most longevity scientists look at to measure biological age.  (5:47)

  • The correlation between internal biological and external age. (11:28)

  • Can hormone therapy reverse biological age alone? (17:45)

  • The impact that sleep has on your biological age. (21:08)

  • Should we sleep more in the winter and less in the summer? (25:36)

  • How to track the stages of sleep. (26:35)

  • Ways to improve REM and deep sleep. (27:39)

    • The benefits of mouth taping and breathwork. (29:27)

  • Eliminate snoring by lowering your inflammation load. (33:37)

  • The 3-2-1 Formula for better sleep results. (35:02)

  • The effect of cannabis on sleep. (39:31)

  • What does the High-Performance Health Course look at and cover? (41:51)

  • One of the most important parameters that people know NOTHING about. (43:37)

  • What tools are taught during the course? (46:25)

  • The impact of cold therapy on the immune system. (49:46)

  • What separates this certification course from the rest? (52:20)

  • The High-Performance Protocol that maximizes biological age improvement and overall rejuvenation of the body. (55:22)

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Jun 21, 2023

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: You are being manipulated! Become AWARE of the addictive properties of food. (2:22)

  • The power little girls have over their dads. (12:09)

  • The role of the parents is to bridge the gap of play with their children. (15:22)

  • The death of foundational stories. (18:22)

  • Discarding human nature and unplugged vs plugged in. (26:04)

  • Questioning the recent rise of UFO sightings. (32:13)

  • Why Sal doesn’t go swimming in the ocean. (36:55)

  • Will parts of Oregon really secede to join Idaho? (39:09)

  • Use Joy Mode for better pumps. (47:43)

  • Shout out to Jonathan Pageau. (54:37)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How would you design a full-body workout in a hotel gym? (55:52)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Would you view demonstrating and performing exercises for clients several hours per day as trigger sessions or any other form of exercise? How would you view intermittent fasting for someone to control 'healthy snacking' if the rest of their diet is on point? (1:09:00)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How can I best lose the weight I need to lose without sacrificing too much strength? (1:17:09)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What do you suggest for training (I’m about to start phase III of Anabolic), and can I still build good muscle while doing what I love which is low rep focused lifting? (1:26:33)

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Jun 19, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover what it takes to build impressive arms.

  • The reasons why training arms is so popular. (1:47)

  • The muscles of the arms, pivotal moments training them, and the best exercises you can do to sculpt and shape them. 

  • #1 – Biceps. (5:59)

    • Compound lift: Chin up (Supinated grip).

    • Best exercises: Preacher curls, standing curls, and incline curls.

  • #2 – Triceps. (17:05)

    • Best exercises: Press down, skull crusher, and overhead extension.

    • Compound lift: Dips, close grip press.

  • #3 – Forearms. (26:49)

    • Best exercises: Wrist curls, reverse wrist curls, and farmer walks.

  • Order of operations, sets, and reps. (28:56)

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Jun 17, 2023

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: What you put on your skin often gets put in your body, so make sure what you put on your skin is NATURAL! (1:59)

  • What will the next flavor of Kreatures of Habit be? (16:11)

  • Chef Boyardee is not a real chef. (19:41)

  • Kim Jong Un propaganda. (24:47)

  • PGA, if you can’t beat them join them! (26:24)

  • Ask Mind Pump is here! (29:10)

  • We want to believe. (35:06)

  • The future of studies. (36:25)

  • Adopt or die. (39:26)

  • The ultimate f-u! (44:27)

  • The value of taking multivitamins every day. (48:25)

  • Shout out to Jordan Syatt. (52:38)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 – How valuable are barbell exercises in MAPS Anabolic if you have limited equipment, knowledge, and gym budget? (53:54)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 – How can I break through a strength training plateau? I feel maxed out on newbie gains and stalled regarding my physique. (1:13:49)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Can I still progress on MAPS 15 long term, or is it more of a “maintaining” program to do when life has additional stress to it? (1:22:23)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 – If I am doing 45-60 minutes of weight training, what is the normal amount of calories I should be burning? (1:31:30)

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Jun 16, 2023

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: If you sleep well and you do it consistently, you are MORE likely to be consistent with your diet and workouts. (1:31)

  • #DadLife: Aurelius’ secret dancing and capturing moments on video vs. being present. (12:29)

  • Mind Pump reviews the Apple Vision Pro. (21:41)

  • Sal’s nightmare caught on video. (27:32)

  • Organized Orcas. (30:40)

  • Teenage boys do NOT understand risk and danger. (33:01)

  • Al Pacino still has some swag. (44:12)

  • Eating disorders and trauma. (51:03)

  • Psychedelics as a treatment for alcoholism. (52:50)

  • A MASSIVE potential medical breakthrough for people with peanut allergies. (58:30)

  • Shout out to John O'Leary. (1:01:57)

  • #Quah question #1 - Why is tackling your weight training as a circuit better, worse, or different than doing it in a non-circuit format? (1:02:57)

  • #Quah question #2 - Are BCAA or EAA powders worth buying? (1:06:50)

  • #Quah question #3 - Is it better to skip your workout if you are tired and get more sleep or push through it and get to the gym even though you are tired? (1:10:25)

  • #Quah question #4 - Any tips on starting the process of getting into bodybuilding and competing? (1:12:45)

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Jun 15, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak again with peptide expert Jay Campbell about the brain boosting benefits of peptides.

  • How peptides can target cognitive performance and brain function. (2:03)

  • Why he believes most racetams are garbage. (5:58)

  • Dihexa is the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) enhancer. (10:26)

  • More peptide nootropics that boost cognitive function and work as an anxiolytic. (17:30)

  • Why he is raving about tesofensine. (18:58)

  • Can intense brain stimulation make you leaner? (20:44)

  • Why there has never been a time when people can lose body fat so efficiently and preserve muscle mass. (26:20)

  • His favorite peptide nootropic stack. (37:12)

  • How lack of sleep CRUSHES BDNF. (38:45)

  • What does an increase in BDNF feel like? (44:36)

  • The next frontier in the peptide space. (47:02)

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Jun 14, 2023

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: How to use Western Medicine the RIGHT way. (2:36)

  • Takeaways from Jordan Peterson’s talk on parenting. (20:03)

  • Aurelius has the sports gene! (36:40)

  • Grown man hardcore parkour. (39:20)

  • Doug’s $450K snafu. (41:34)

  • Updates on the Park City rental. (44:55)

  • How cannabinoids/CBD can protect the brain from trauma. (47:27)

  • Shout out to Patrick Lencioni. (50:45)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I maximize my nutrition while starting a MAPS program?  (52:17)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Are calories that important as long as I’m reaching all my other macros? (1:06:47)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How should you breathe when you lift weights? (1:19:49)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What direction should I go in with a recent scoliosis diagnosis?  (1:28:57)

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Jun 12, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five ways to to break through a strength plateau. 

  • Why strength is an amazing thing to chase. (3:24)

  • How we tend to get stuck on three specific lifts. (7:35)

  • Five Ways to Smash Through a Strength Plateau.

  • #1 - Fix your diet. (9:36)

  • #2 - Fix your sleep. (15:26)

  • #3 - STABILIZE (heavy carries). (25:13)

  • #4 - Strengthen weak links (different exercises). (32:36)

  • #5 - Improve your work capacity (High reps, work session type workouts). (37:16)

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Jun 10, 2023

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: It’s hard to overeat when you hit your protein targets. (1:57)

  • The dad with two sons’ conundrum. (10:40)

  • The success of Survival Boot Camps for troubled kids. (15:38)

  • Recapping the EntreLeadership event in Nashville. (20:31)

  • The immigrant edge. (35:50)

  • Shout out to the Gaylord Opryland Resort. (41:31)

  • Mennonites vs. Amish beliefs/differences, and the rise of religion. (42:20)

  • Consuming dietary nitrate, the active molecule in beetroot juice, significantly increased muscle force while exercising. (54:11)

  • Shout out to Brian Buffini. (57:38)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I correct a visual muscle imbalance? (58:41)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What’s the right dose of exercise for maximum results when you’re an athlete? (1:15:37)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Did I waste my time by running Anabolic entirely on a caloric deficit? (1:26:10)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How would you guide me as a trainer in my career as I am still inexperienced and don’t know what steps I should take next while I am in this waiting period? (1:37:44)

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Jun 9, 2023

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: Supplement with sodium for better sleep. (2:09)

  • Kids grow up quickly! (7:29)

  • Mind Pump’s earliest memories. (9:12)

  • The after-40 body aches are real! (23:31)

  • The saga of Arlo. (25:44)

  • Do we have a quantum-entangled brain? (34:58)

  • Eight things men secretly want their partner to do. (43:08)

  • Schools didn’t teach these things when we were kids. (45:42)

  • The importance for all coaches and trainers to learn how to build a business. (51:05)

  • Shout out to Greg Williams Photography. (56:15)

  • #Quah question #1 - Does using chalk weaken your grip in the long term? (57:18)

  • #Quah question #2 - Can you explain 4-2-2 tempo, why it’s important, and its benefits? Should you cycle it with other tempos? (1:00:12)

  • #Quah question #3 - Any advice on how to enjoy eating more food on vacation without guilt, while not going over the rails and bingeing? (1:04:14)

  • #Quah question #4 - Who were your mentors and the people who inspired/believed in you? (1:09:47)

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Jun 8, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Adam Lane Smith, a licensed psychotherapist and highly sought-after relationship expert.

  • Why he does what he does today. (4:45)

  • What is Attachment Theory and how can it affect you as an adult? (5:59)

  • Cooperating in conflict. (11:14)

  • Breaking down the 4 Styles of Attachment. (14:09)

  • Why are the women the first to ask for a divorce? (19:55)

  • Old knowledge that has been lost. (23:36)

  • Why men need to feel powerful. (28:06)

  • Understanding the order of operations with your partner. (32:12)

  • Which attachments attract each other? (35:41)

  • Marriage glue. (41:05)

  • The four pieces of relationship security. (44:32)

  • The murkiness with the division of labor. (49:56)

  • The poor messaging to young men. (54:47)

  • Why women are in a no-win circumstance right now. (58:57)

  • Why kids are so anxious and depressed. (1:01:43)

  • The ramifications of too much access to pornography. (1:04:05)

  • Why a booty call does not turn into a marriage. (1:06:48)

  • The biggest challenges with modern life. (1:10:13)

  • Why we are more like chimps than bonobos. (1:11:52)

  • His thoughts on dating apps. (1:15:44)

  • The four characteristics of a good father. (1:25:03)

  • How most parents do not have a relationship with their kids, they manage them. (1:28:40)

  • Tactical rituals to be a better father. (1:31:09)

  • Why phones are one of the BIGGEST killers of sex. (1:37:05)

  • The role of the father during pregnancy. (1:41:00)

  • Why women with attachment issues have issues breastfeeding. (1:45:40)

  • The importance of leading your partner into healthier attachment. (1:48:10)

  • Run your marriage like a business and it will thrive. (1:49:55)

  • Why homeschool? (1:53:57)

  • The value in having oxytocin bonding routinely with your partner.(1:56:22)

  • The pros and cons of psychedelics. (2:00:37)

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Jun 7, 2023

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Cold water therapy is anti-depressive! (2:27)

  • Social justice warriors. (8:58)

  • Max is SO Adam’s son. (18:21)

  • Mind Pump gets nostalgic. (22:01)

  • Knowledge without wisdom is bad. (25:31)

  • The awkwardness of tipping culture. (39:32)

  • The tremendous value of working in retail or at a restaurant. (43:39)

  • The drunkest cities in America. (50:02)

  • Vuori is the KING of athleisure wear. (53:00)

  • Trends making a comeback. (55:00)

  • Shout out to The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, a book by T.J. Stiles. (1:04:14)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I train with a right hip labral tear? (1:05:49)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What is the best program to do after Symmetry? I will be traveling a lot this summer and will have access to limited equipment. (1:18:15)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - At what point should you start cardio when you want to cut? (1:22:46)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 – How should I approach the heavy lifting phases in your MAPS programs when it just seems to hurt me? (1:35:23)

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Jun 5, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five different ways to minimize time in the gym without sacrificing muscle.

  • The amount of volume needed to maintain muscle. (1:57)

  • Does consistency and experience lifting play a factor? (3:37)

  • The difference between the optimal and the most you can tolerate training. (8:20)

  • 5 Tips to Workout Less and Keep Your Gains. (14:14)

  • #1 - Change the phase of training that you are in. (14:35)

  • #2 - Increase the intensity of your workouts. (17:43)

  • #3 - Eliminate ‘less’ worthy exercises. (20:58)

  • #4 - Keep your protein intake high. (24:47)

  • #5 - Use BFR training on off days. (28:22)

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Jun 3, 2023
  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you love red meat and you want it to be LESS calories eat GRASS-FED. (2:01)

  • Clothes for athletic/fit guys, State & Liberty. (7:01)

  • The cultural/societal acceptance of body dysmorphia and extremes today. (13:21)

  • MerPeople and our fascination with people-watching. (25:01)

  • Scientists are doing some weird stuff. (29:21)

  • Justin’s dream pool design. (32:40)

  • Strange facts with Sal: The world’s biggest caves in the world. (35:53)

  • Mind Pump’s dream destinations. (37:51)

  • Billionaire’s spending habits and legacy. (42:00)

  • The top fighting styles of MMA based on wins. (51:01)

  • Shout out to @beardthebestyoucanbe. (56:11)

  • #Listener Live question #1 - Which MAPS program is the best for me if I want to get strong in the big three (Squat, Bench, and Deadlift)? (57:27)

  • #Listener Live question #2 - Is there going to be a big difference if I don’t complete the 6th workout of MAPS Split each week? (1:07:36)

  • #Listener Live question #3 – How can I develop my hamstrings? (1:16:15)

  • #Listener Live question #4 - Any recommendations for exercise routines or programs that I can do when away from a gym for 6 months? (1:21:33)

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Jun 2, 2023

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: One of the BEST categories of supplements for muscle building, fat burning, and overall fitness are adaptogens! (1:50)
  • Peptides are strong! Proceed with caution. (15:51)

  • What is going on with Connor Murphy? (24:42)

  • Crazy hacks found on the internet. (25:26)

  • There is an individual variance when it comes to the rep range you do the best with. (32:18)

  • The guy’s 1 rep max for each compound lift. (39:45)

  • Confidence is sexy. (43:30)

  • Blue collar jobs are here to stay. (50:06)

  • The greatest value of home schooling. (54:12)

  • The top traits people use to judge attractiveness. (59:40)

  • Shout out to @oma.uk. (1:01:33)

  • #Quah question #1 - How can I get a solid core? Not banging abs, but a strong engaged core? How do you train to naturally engage them in normal day to day activities to prevent injury? (1:03:03)

  • #Quah question #2 - What are the best exercises to work the lower lats? Obviously, you cannot target solely the lower part. (1:07:31)

  • #Quah question #3 - Can you guys please give your opinion on meal prep companies? Do you think they're worth it for someone who's extremely busy? I find myself not really eating much because of work so I wonder if I should invest in these expensive meal prep companies to maintain a good nutritional intake. (1:10:57)

  • #Quah question #4 - Are high protein diets bad for longevity? (1:15:55)

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Jun 1, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with iconic fitness influencer Steve Cook.

  • Being in the right place at the right time. Steve’s origin story and how he got into the fitness industry. (2:05)

  • Being in a good space yourself to find that right person. (12:40)

  • His start in male physique competitions and dealing with the politics involved. (14:16)

  • The massive role genetics play. (27:36)

  • Starting his vlog and when his business started taking off. (30:28)

  • The apple sauce and peas & carrots of social media. (34:42)

  • His experience working on the Biggest Loser. (38:02)

  • Finding himself in a rebranding phase and examining his life during the pandemic. (52:19)

  • Future fatherhood, being aligned with your partner and potentially leaving the country. (1:02:08)

  • Why so much of health is community. (1:09:45)

  • Have his views on health & fitness changed post-COVID? (1:13:18)

  • The evolution of his training. (1:14:21)

  • Why he has no problem NOT posting. (1:16:01)

  • The journey behind creating the Fitness Culture App. (1:17:20)

  • From LA to St. George. (1:23:00)

  • The most misunderstood thing about him. (1:25:05)

  • Did insecurities drive him to the gym? (1:26:08)

  • What traits from his dad will he transfer to his kids? (1:27:18)

  • His relationship with money and the challenge of people-pleasing. (1:29:33)

  • Enjoy the process. (1:32:54)

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