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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: September, 2023
Sep 30, 2023

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Obesity is the smoke. The fire is a LACK of muscle. (1:56)

  • The LMNT difference. (10:30)

  • Disturbing news for Ukrainian parents. (12:55)

  • Blue zone fraud? (18:58)

  • Some fascinating facts about Hong Kong. (22:20)

  • The future implications of the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike. (27:38)

  • An art major failure. (38:21)

  • Maximus is the ultimate negotiator. (45:02)

  • The value and importance of free play for children. (46:42)

  • Pumpkin Spice is back with Organifi! (53:17)

  • Shout out to Rochelle De La Paz. (54:26)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What would be the best MAPS program to start if I have limited time constraints and equipment? (56:36)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - At what point or how many weeks should I be concerned if I’m not able to increase volume? (1:11:29)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What is the best approach to transition from a purely endurance-based goal to a pure strength-based goal? (1:24:03)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 – Any advice for bringing the younger generation into strength training and how I can use your content to inspire them? (1:32:55)

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Sep 29, 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: When it comes to pursuing your health & fitness goals, there is ONLY the right and wrong way. There is yes and no, NOT fast and slow. (1:41)

  • Muscle itself is extremely protective and contributes to longevity. (11:56)

  • Looking at health through a different lens. (21:37)

  • Adam’s problem with medical professionals on social media. (28:22)

  • Mad respect for Deion Sanders. (37:46)

  • Legion has stacks! (42:27)

  • The evolution of the Mind Pump Newsletter. (44:08)

  • Mind Pump’s Conspiracy Corner. (46:46)

  • Shout out to Michael Churnow. (53:20)

  • #Quah question #1 - What’s the best way to build shoulders when you have difficulty with the mind-muscle connection? (54:54)

  • #Quah question #2 - Is age-related muscle loss expected due to hormones or is it because most people become lazy and sedentary as they age? I don’t want to be dependent on TRT or stuff like that as I age. (1:00:04)

  • #Quah question #3 - Can you do a segment on recovery management strategies? What factors, indicators, or metrics can be used to measure recovery, and what mitigations can be applied to reduce injury risk and promote consistent workout performance? (1:10:13)

  • #Quah question #4 - I have a personal training business. What is the best advice you can give to someone who is trying to spread awareness for their fitness brand and build it? (1:18:38)

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Sep 28, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five "rules" that are essential for true success as a personal trainer.

  • If you become healthier, EVERYTHING gets better. (1:45)

  • The Five Commandments for Successful Personal Trainers

  • #1 - I am responsible for my clients' successes and failures. (6:02)

  • #2 - I will never make false promises. (16:46)

  • #3 - I will prioritize my client's health over aesthetics. (23:48)

  • #4 - I will always meet my clients where they are. (29:03)

  • #5 - I will always aim for sustainability over speed with my client's progress. (37:36)

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Sep 27, 2023

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Fitness & health tech tools work very well ONLY if you connect them to behaviors! (2:18)

  • When Sal’s hypochondria pays off. (26:40)

  • The secret trait that holds the guys together. (31:58)

  • Caldera products make a difference. (42:12)

  • Fun Facts with Justin: Lake Snow Eagle. (45:24)

  • The things you hear/see when eavesdropping. (51:25)

  • Shout out to Coach Prime on Prime Video. (57:09)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - I’m just confused about how to break through my body fat goals. Is it related to my cortisol? Do I simply need to move more? Should I be more dialed in on my nutrition? (1:00:23)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Can you skip body parts because they develop too fast? (1:16:17)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How do I keep my body in check when work is stressful, and for 3/4 of the year it ruins all my hard work in the winter? (1:28:38)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 – I want to know your guys' input on how to simplify or communicate the 'why' behind what we do as coaches/trainers. (1:43:44)

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Sep 25, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with world class trainer Jordan Syatt. 

  • Mind Pump’s message of promoting the BEST trainers in the world. (1:44)

  • His approach to health & fitness since becoming a father. (3:33)

  • Being hyper-aware that your child is constantly downloading information. (7:15)

  • How his business has changed, and the rise of fitness influencers. (11:05)

  • Why access to too much information can be a bad thing. (19:02)

  • The most important things he communicates to his clients. (24:37)

  • Why is the fitness industry failing? (30:40)

  • The importance of telling the TRUTH. (34:32)

  • The welcome change of strength training in the gym. (40:45)

  • His thoughts on companies like F45 or Orangetheory. (46:07)

  • The difference between hating on a movement pattern vs. effort or intensity. (47:09)

  • The prerequisites of being a great coach or trainer. (50:28)

  • Jordan’s general guidelines around nutrition. (57:02)

  • The reasoning behind his 30-day spiking blood sugar experiment. (1:06:16)

  • How does he feel about education with his kid? (1:16:20)

  • Communicating the value of actively pursuing religion and spirituality. (1:20:49)

  • His relationship and fears around money. (1:39:09)

  • The big picture with his business. (1:49:57)

  • A deep dive into Jordan’s business and financial streams. (1:55:24)

  • The biggest roadblocks for people in the industry. (2:08:43)

  • Where would he be without fitness? (2:12:43)

  • Misconceptions that keep people out of the gym. (2:15:07)

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Sep 23, 2023

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Workouts for women online are generally TERRIBLE. (2:10)

  • Vegan cat food is a real thing! (16:32)

  • Is veganism on the rise? (20:48)

  • Fun Facts with Justin: How much carbon is in the atmosphere? (26:15)

  • Brands that PAY attention. (29:52)

  • Why you should always strive to hit your macro targets through whole foods. (32:34)

  • Kids' books where the parents can learn as well. (35:21)

  • The fastest animals in the world. (41:22)

  • Unfollow Dr. Idz. (45:52)

  • Shout out to police officers and Chris Ferrie. (52:42)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any advice on resolving this back/forward shoulder pain I have from a previous injury? (55:51)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How should I approach starting MAPS Powerlift as far as my nutrition goes? (1:10:55)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Is there any downside to carrying a lot of muscle mass in terms of longevity and health span? (1:24:53)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 – What is the right approach for training for imbalances or weaknesses in hips and hamstrings? (1:39:09)

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Sep 22, 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: The war on health is REAL! Claim your health, you OWN it! (2:26)

  • The ‘fake’ Mexican aliens. (20:15)

  • Ladies don’t start a prank war with a guy. (22:37)

  • What are some red flags with hiring a bodybuilding/physique coach? (26:48)

  • Why Adam has quit cannabis. (34:20)

  • The latest fun leaps and updates with the Mind Pump kids. (39:49)

  • The benefits of red-light therapy on your skin. (44:28)

  • Fun Facts with Justin: Women’s eggs choose their sperm. (46:58)

  • An update on Mind Pump’s Zbiotics partnership. (52:08)

  • Eggs for shampoo? Is it cost-effective? (58:14)

  • Shout out to Paul Saladino, MD. (1:02:17)

  • #Quah question #1 - Can you successfully bulk while only doing unilateral leg work? I have this fear that if I bulk without heavy squats and deadlifts, the muscle gain won’t be as substantial. However, I want to fix my hip shift. Love to hear your thoughts. (1:04:36)

  • #Quah question #2 - When I deadlift my right knee caves in slightly when pulling up, are there any correctional or mobility exercises to correct this? (1:09:05)

  • #Quah question #3 - My 13-year-old son wants to start working out to get bigger, faster, and stronger. Would a 3x/week full body workout or a 6x/week split be better? (1:13:10)

  • #Quah question #4 - What are your thoughts on eating candy intra-workout? (1:18:36)

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Sep 21, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five things that can indicate your weight loss may not be the kind you want.

  • The challenge of losing weight and thinking you’re doing things the right way. (1:26)

  • We don’t just want to lose weight but change body composition. (3:58)

  • How muscle is EXTREMELY protective. (7:31)

  • Five Things that can Indicate your Weight Loss May Not be the Kind you Want.

  • #1 - You lose muscle. (8:12)

  • #2 - You develop a nutrient deficiency. (18:32)

  • #3 - You do it unsustainably. (24:32)

  • #4 - You do it through dysfunctional behaviors. (31:11)

  • #5 - You feel worse. (39:48)

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Sep 20, 2023

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Strength training is one of the most EFFECTIVE ways to help yourself alleviate or prevent depression. (2:05)

  • OnlyFans stars comparison to fitness influencers. (15:44)

  • Fame and attention, and your kids thinking your dad is cool. (20:44)

  • Like father, like son. (23:02)

  • When you can tell a study is bullshit. (28:06)

  • The science of virality. (29:50)

  • When things get too personal. (33:25)

  • Gavin Newsom is changing his tune. (36:27)

  • The best nuggets in the world! (40:02)

  • The amazing and positive benefits of BPC-157. (41:23)

  • Is it better to do less exercises for more sets or more exercises for less sets? (48:50)

  • Outdoor workouts are the BEST! (51:31)

  • Shout out to Ben Greenfield. (58:29)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What exercises can I do to strengthen my hip flexors when doing ultra marathons? (1:00:20)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Do naps count towards your 7-8 hours of required sleep for your best health and recovery? (1:10:47)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - I am working harder and harder in the gym and nothing is happening? Any advice? (1:22:29)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Is there a way to significantly increase the thickness of my hands and fingers? (1:36:26)

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Sep 18, 2023
  • What is a food sensitivity and how is it different than an allergy? (3:30)

  • The different types of immune responses, how they can affect the body, and the importance of choosing the right test. (4:50)

  • Why you must solve the root issue of WHY you are developing these issues and now just remove the food. (16:17)

  • Are gut issues more prevalent today than at any other time? (21:32)

  • Revealing the guy’s food sensitivity test results and how to read them. (24:08)

  • Doug. (25:12)

  • Adam. (27:31)

  • Justin. (30:36)

  • Sal. (35:49)

  • The impact of chronic stress on your gut wall. (42:58)

  • How to eliminate certain foods and how to ease them back into the diet through food challenges. (44:33)

  • How to get this test. (47:38)

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Sep 16, 2023

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Do you suffer from fatigue, brain fog, reduced athletic performance, flat muscles, chronic headaches, and/or lightheadedness? You might need to increase salt. (1:38)

  • Previewing ‘A Day in the Life’ featuring the Mind Pump employees. (13:03)

  • Two things that can help you survive if you have a wound. (21:09)

  • John Wick is a Mind Pump favorite. (26:55)

  • A popular medication that has been shown to DRAMATICALLY improve recovery. (30:24)

  • A conversation on the current state of the markets and the impact of creating 15-minute cities. (37:05)

  • Fun Facts with Justin: The Great Wall of China. (49:34)

  • Entera works! (52:42)

  • Shout out to An0maly. (56:14)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Would you recommend using creatine if I’m trying to cut weight for an upcoming jiu-jitsu tournament? (58:16)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How can I train for power and endurance and avoid the training that would give me big bulky muscles? (1:10:44)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Which exercises from MAPS Prime and Prime Pro would you recommend for front shoulder pain that occurs when reaching behind your back? (1:19:25)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Is there a certain level of strength where you could be lifting too heavy for it to be safe or good for you to go barefoot? (1:29:21)

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Sep 15, 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: You may be struggling with weight loss because of bacteria! (1:39)

  • Another update from Sal on his latest Ketamine therapy session. (18:27)

  • Eight Sleep is on a whole other level! (42:45)

  • How the greatest hypertrophy gains within a rep come from the stretch portion. (49:44)

  • Shout out to Harmoine Stone. (53:42)

  • #Quah question #1 - What do you guys think about the Arnold Press? Many people say it's a waste of time. (55:10)

  • #Quah question #2 - How much of a calorie surplus should I be in for minimal fat gain but maximum muscle gain? (1:00:54)

  • #Quah question #3 - Barbell squats: Is there a best way? Toes pointed straight forward or out? (1:05:09)

  • #Quah question #4 - How would you say your relationship with your wives changed through their pregnancy and after having kids? I’m super excited for my husband and I to be moving towards that phase, but also nervous about how things may change. (1:09:30)

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Adam | Relationship Psychology (@attachmentadam) Instagram

Sep 14, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover eleven of the best supplements.

  • Why supplements are a COMPLETE waste of time if you are not looking at your exercise, diet, and sleep first. (1:04)

  • Fighting against the industry formula. (4:35)

  • Best for nutrient deficiencies. (13:00)

  • #1 - Multivitamin

  • #2 - Vitamin D3

  • #3 - Magnesium

  • #4 - Sodium

  • #5 – B12

  • Best for fitness, performance, and muscle building. (28:52)

  • #1 – Creatine

  • #2 – Protein powder

  • Best “weird” supplements for fitness. (35:45)

  • #1 - Ashwagandha

  • #2 - Turkesterone/ecdysterone

  • #3 - Cordyceps

  • #4 - Rhodiola

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Sep 13, 2023

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the WORST strategies for long-term fat loss is to MOVE MORE and EAT LESS. (2:38)

  • One embarrassing moment. (25:22)

  • What has happened to the service industry these days? (29:45)

  • Parent hacks for flying with children, and the latest fun phase Adam and Sal’s sons are in. (33:34)

  • The reviews are in for the Mind Pump Performance Stack from Organifi. (42:30)

  • Walkie-talkies are still a thing! (46:15)

  • Connecting screen time usage with childhood development delays. (48:36)

  • Updating the audience on Dynasty and why EVERYONE should do it. (1:00:11)

  • Shout out to Nick Veasey X-Ray. (1:04:36)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any suggestions on how I can improve the impact overtraining has had on my libido? (1:05:56)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Is it sustainable to continue to increase calories if I have a super high metabolism? I’ve started counting calories, trying to bulk, but for the life of me I can’t figure out my maintenance. (1:23:47)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Any advice on how to improve my squat strength? (1:36:20)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Any advice on how I can get my body in better shape for longevity purposes? (1:48:29)

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Sep 11, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss six things to consider when tracking macros.

  • The three different types of macronutrients and their value. (3:38)

  • The value of tracking and who should NOT track. (7:21)

  • 6 Ways to Count Your Macros the Right Way.

  • #1 - How to figure out your macros (mapsmacro.com, My Fitness Pal). (12:34)

  • #2 – Track protein only. (16:09)

  • #3 – Track fiber and protein only. (20:30)

  • Bonus: Prioritize whole foods first. (23:31)

  • #4 - Full macro tracking. (26:43)

  • #5 - Small meals vs. larger meals. (32:36)

  • #6 – Whole foods rule. (36:21)

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Sep 9, 2023

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Your skin is often a reflection of your health. (1:50)

  • Why you're better off not knowing. (13:18)

  • The true origin of the obesity epidemic. (17:46)

  • The behavioral components behind viral trends. (22:49)

  • Adam and Justin update the audience on their recent food sensitivity test and the difficulty of avoiding intolerant foods. (29:39)

  • Where did you hide the gun? (44:29)

  • Weekend update with Mind Pump: Sal’s Truckee family trip, Justin and family on the sun, and Adam’s family trip to Park City. (46:49)

  • Shout out to P.D. Mangan. (57:25)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Am I missing out on anything by just using a hex bar and never learning to lift with a barbell? (58:39)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How do you program when you only have time to workout on specific days? (1:10:05)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How should you warm up if you're hypermobile? (1:26:38)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - I am not sure how to get stronger in the gym after completing a MAPS program and not seeing strength gains. Any advice? (1:43:24)

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Sep 8, 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: Scientific studies are NOT everything! (2:16)

  • PSA for all inspiring coaches and trainers. (21:49)

  • There is a HUGE difference between processed and whole meat. (23:26)

  • Kids say the darndest things. (25:45)

  • The sad state of Mitch McConnell. (34:55)

  • How to improve your mood with simple steps. (37:34)

  • Antidepressants and weight gain. (40:17)

  • Changing your behaviors to match your lifestyle. (45:37)

  • A conversation with Alex, the founder of Dynasty, on creating a living trust 100% free. (51:11)

  • Shout out to Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones on Netflix. (1:10:07)

  • #Quah question #1 - How do you find and maintain a neutral spine while doing conventional deadlifts? When (if ever) is it normal to see some lower or upper back rounding? (1:10:53)

  • #Quah question #2 - My right arm is weaker than my left & it affects my barbell curls in that my left doesn't feel fatigued at 8 reps while my right is struggling for form. Should I stay at a lower weight until my right arm catches up or switch to dumbbells? (1:18:02)

  • #Quah question #3 - Should you not increase the weight when performing a barbell back squat until you can go below 90 degrees? (1:22:10)

  • #Quah question #4 - If all of you had to do a different podcast, but it couldn’t be fitness-related, what would you talk about? (1:26:05)

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Sep 7, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover seven things to consider when using cardio to lose weight.

  • How to use cardio the RIGHT way for fat and weight loss. (2:20)

  • Why cardio is a terrible method to lose body fat as your primary method of training. (4:23)

  • Seven Effective Ways of Using Cardio as a Weight Loss Tool

  • #1 - Use cardio for stamina. (14:46)

  • #2 - Strength training to support metabolism. (19:49)

  • #3 - HIIT is strength training cardio. (22:44)

  • #4 - Use cardio for health. (26:51)

  • #5 - Do what you enjoy. (30:28)

  • #6 - Diet tips. (35:44)

  • #7 - PRACTICE THE SKILL OF CARDIO. (40:35)

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Sep 6, 2023

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: TAKE IT SLOW when it comes to starting your fitness & health journey. (2:38)

  • Creating a language around pager codes, texting with your wife, and overreaching parents. (14:14)

  • Being in denial with food intolerances. (28:33)

  • Mind Pump’s take on Vivek Ramaswamy. (35:53)

  • Fantasy Football, Dungeons and Dragons for jocks. (41:35)

  • The terpene effect from Ned. (45:56)

  • Sal’s favorite peptide stacks. (52:29)

  • Shout out to Illuminatibot. (57:54)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - With the idea that cardio sends an endurance signal to the body that could conflict with the strength-building signal, at what point would the intensity level of walking shift from recovery and healthy movement to cardio? (1:00:51)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Would you recommend peptides for amenorrhea and osteoporosis to avoid HRT (hormone replacement therapy)? (1:13:43)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 – Can you pinpoint the source of my eating drive and path to go next? (1:28:49)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What advice would you guys give me to help me grow as a person (work-life balance, finding purpose, developing relationships), financially, and aesthetically? (1:41:10)

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Sep 4, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with the Glute Guy, Bret Contreras.

  • His strategy for not charging his clients. (2:30)
  • The creation of the ‘glute guy’. (10:04)
  • The fabrication of a study. (16:15)
  • Breaking down the recent study on hip thrusts and barbell squats eliciting similar muscle hypertrophy. (33:27)
  • The benefits of the sumo deadlift for building the butt. (50:28)
  • Respecting integrity over clicks in the fitness industry. (58:13)
  • Your knowledge is a pie chart. (1:04:57)
  • The wisdom from the older generations. (1:09:00)
  • Hitting PRs and getting stronger in the process. (1:15:43)
  • Using the incline bench to build the chest. (1:19:06)
  • His take on isometric training for building muscle. (1:20:45)
  • You’re missing out if you’re myopic. (1:29:08)
  • The lost wisdom of old-timey athletes. (1:47:25)
  • How much training is necessary to maintain muscle and strength? (1:51:24)
  • His annoyance with the current state of social media. (2:00:30)

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Sep 2, 2023

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Danica Patrick is a fan of Mind Pump! (18:36)
  • Finding purpose and scaling out. (23:02)
  • Going down the Lego rabbit hole. (28:38)
  • The guy’s new favorite item from Vuori. (34:33)
  • The summer COVID surge. (35:30)
  • A big red flag in Mind Pump’s backyard. (39:02)
  • The importance of sodium for a person consuming an unprocessed diet. (41:48)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Robert the Doll. (45:24)
  • Shout out to Danica Patrick. (48:45)
  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What is the best approach and way to train post-partum? (50:00)
  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What’s a realistic rate of progression to hit specific numbers I’m aiming for? (1:04:01)
  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What are the best exercises to build your butt? (1:18:11)
  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What’s the best way to approach a deload week? (1:30:44)

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Sep 1, 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: STOP talking about your genetics and ACCEPT the things you CAN control. (2:01)
  • Why things that come easy for you isn’t a better life. (11:45)
  • Challenging moments as a father. (15:09)
  • How our parents were working with what they had. (24:06)
  • The Mind Pump X State & Liberty giveaway! (33:40)
  • The untold brilliance of Victor Conte. (39:54)
  • Can Disney potentially lose the copyright to Mickey Mouse?! (45:04)
  • The euphoric feeling from the Peak Performance stack from Organifi. (50:32)
  • The search for the Loch Ness Monster. (56:33)
  • Shout out to the Scranton Stranglers. (59:40)
  • #Quah question #1 - Favorite exercise and drills to activate your glutes? (1:01:37)
  • #Quah question #2 - What tips and advice do you have for the behind-the-head barbell shoulder press? (1:05:25)
  • #Quah question #3 - Which of your programs is suited to perform during pregnancy? (1:12:24)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you train yourself on the skill of running again? (1:15:59)

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