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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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Oct 26, 2023
  • Catching up with the Muscle Doc. (2:40)

  • Introducing Dr. Adeel Khan to the audience. (9:00)

  • How big of an impact does combining their forces make for an athlete? (13:27)

  • At the end of the day, the right compound needs to get to the right place. (15:31)

  • How to regenerate tissue using stem cells and the myths surrounding them. (18:39)

  • Explaining the world’s first reversible plasma gene therapy. (27:04)

  • Intersecting professional sports with medicine. (36:35)

  • The cutting-edge science around intranasal insulin. (47:03)

  • Looking at practicality and real-world evidence. (49:54)

  • Understanding the limitations of what they do. (54:42)

  • How do you know when to correct a movement pattern issue with an athlete or not? (58:10)

  • Is there any tech Jordan appreciates? (1:11:33)

  • Understanding at a skeletal level how muscles protect your body. (1:16:55)

  • Why principles are the core of what informs better research to be done in the first place. (1:19:23)

  • Is creatine the ultimate longevity supplement available over the counter? (1:27:23)

  • Why 8-week hypertrophy studies are dumb. (1:28:48)

  • The impact of his Pre-Script courses. (1:35:33)

  • Why Jordan loves working with athletes the most. (1:38:21)

  • What sport presents the most challenges with load management? (1:43:15)

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Oct 25, 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: The guys with the BIGGEST calves are the ones who don’t even work them out. (2:57)

  • How parents who are too strict raise sneaky kids. (15:34)

  • The controversy surrounding USADA’s split with the UFC. (20:21)

  • Should the consumer stock up on peptides? (23:01)

  • Making the case for using red-light therapy for office workers. (30:36)

  • Mold travels. (36:50)

  • An Italian national treasure. (39:22)

  • An example of what will kill boxing. (44:00)

  • The People of Walmart coloring book. (47:31)

  • Mind Pump Recommends Dune on Netflix. (49:08)

  • Mind Pump only helps create home runs! (50:39)

  • Shout out to ADHdoers. (54:10)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I maximize gains over 50? (59:56)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What other options are there for me to get the lower body fat physique that I crave? (1:19:35)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Any advice for taller, thinner guys with bulking and lifting in general? (1:35:18)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What programs would you recommend in preparation for an upcoming powerlifting competition? (1:49:11)

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Oct 23, 2023
  • Defining what is fasting. (2:04)

  • The history of fasting. (5:05)

  • The guy’s personal experiences with fasting. (6:23)

  • Why fasting became popular. (13:55)

  • Don’t do it for fat or weight loss. (16:26)

  • Do it for detachment reasons. (23:43)

  • Short fasts vs. long fasts. (25:48)

  • How to prepare for a fast. (30:05)

  • How to get out of a fast. (35:06)

  • Should I work out during a fast? (38:15) 

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Oct 21, 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: The MAGIC you are looking for is in the work you are AVOIDING. (2:02)

  • The raw strength of Aleksandr Karelin aka The Russian Bear. (17:12)

  • Mind Pump is heading back to Olympia! (19:41)

  • Sasquatch is back! (23:25)

  • Why Seed works differently than other probiotics. (27:03)

  • A case study concerning Dynasty. (29:30)

  • How a pound of muscle is NOT always a pound of muscle. (33:09)

  • Fun Facts with Justin: The origins of Michael Myer’s ‘Halloween’ mask. (46:05)

  • The misconception around social media fame and good business. (56:08)

  • Shout out to Christopher Maznaritz. (57:45)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I continue making progress without risking injuries? (59:21)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What can someone over 50 realistically expect regarding muscle growth? (1:11:50)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Can you squat ass to grass with heavy loads? (1:24:22)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How far can I continue pushing calories and not feel like I’m putting on weight? (1:36:24)

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Oct 20, 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: Take care of yourself to better take care of others. (2:01)

  • How the cooling pad from Eight Sleep has impacted Adam’s life. (21:17)

  • Don’t poke the momma bear in the morning. (28:24)

  • Parent hack: Books for toys. (36:03)

  • Sal’s latest peptide review: TB-500 and Thymosin Alpha. (38:20)

  • The next propaganda war will be Big Pharma vs. Big Food. (43:12)

  • The ridiculous squatting laws in California. (47:00)

  • Looking for that competitive edge when millions of dollars are on the table. (51:32)

  • Mind Pump Recommends: Beckham on Netflix. (53:26)

  • The Strawberry Walnut & Cream Mind Pump collab with Kreatures of Habit is a HIT! (58:41)

  • Shout out to David Meltzer. (1:02:07)

  • #Quah question #1 - How do I train to failure for the most muscle building when I train alone? (1:03:08)

  • #Quah question #2 - Every time my family sees a video of me squatting, they say “Watch your knees,” because the women in my family have a history of arthritis & bursitis. Are there any special considerations I should consider while lifting with that history? (1:10:24)

  • #Quah question #3 - You talk about the detriment of eating immediately post-workout as your body is still in sympathetic drive. However, I’ve heard from other sources that this is precisely why you “should” eat post-workout as it gets the body into parasympathetic drive quickly. So, I’m confused, should I eat or not eat immediately after my workout? (1:18:44)

  • #Quah question #4 - If you owned a gym today, what requirements would a brand new trainer need to meet before they could train someone in your gym? (1:22:47)

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Oct 19, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak to Dr. Gabrielle Lyon about the role muscle plays in overall health and longevity.

  • We are not overfat but under-muscled. (1:57)
  • What makes muscle so protective as an organ? (4:51)

  • Why are doctors so slow to change their paradigm of thinking around building muscle? (7:49)

  • How insulin resistance affects the body. (11:47)

  • The disconnect with measuring strength vs. muscle mass. (17:33)

  • If you want to have a healthy brain, MOVE! (22:47)

  • How do we move the needle to get people to lift weights? (27:28)

  • The effect muscle has on hormones. (38:33)

  • Why are nutrition conversations steeped in politics? (46:22)

  • How does building muscle help with organ health? (1:05:45)

  • Why we must stop talking about protein as a generic term. (1:09:19)

  • Creatine is an anti-aging/longevity supplement. (1:14:36)

  • Having concerns over the anti-animal narrative. (1:18:12)

  • The myths surrounding kids and exercise/tech. (1:22:12)

  • How dietary cholesterol can positively affect muscle strength. (1:26:11)

  • Feeling the responsibility to help people and change lives. (1:27:37)

  • How actions will ALWAYS trump words. (1:31:23)

  • Making the case for the benefits of strength training. (1:33:58)

  • You move your body; you move your mind. (1:39:25)

  • A PSA for EVERY trainer out there. (1:40:11)

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Oct 18, 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: Lifting to failure can have MASSIVE benefits. However, you have to do it the RIGHT way. These are three tips for failure training. (2:54)

  • The guy’s spending habits and behaviors around money. (22:58)

  • The science behind Seed. (36:03)

  • How Zbiotics stands above all competitors. (40:01)

  • The evolutionary feeling behind the love for your partner after having a kid. (42:51)

  • The difference between father/son, father/daughter dynamics. (49:30)

  • When your wife looks the hottest. (55:32)

  • Another update on Adam’s absence from cannabis and how Ned has helped. (1:00:47)

  • Shout out to Beckham on Netflix. (1:02:50)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How do I approach training and dieting post-menopause? (1:05:37)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What advice do you have for a first time cut? Will the addition of cardio or movement substitute less food intake? (1:19:35)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What are some techniques you recommend for me, so I can fully maximize my recovery by lowering stress? (1:33:55)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How effective are SARMS? Any advice on breaking through a strength plateau? I want to lift heavy, but something always seems to come up when I try to push the weight. (1:45:46)

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Oct 16, 2023

In this episode, licensed psychotherapist and highly sought-after Attachment Specialist, Adam Lane Smith, provides actionable insight on how to reclaim respect and care for yourself to improve your life and your relationships.

  • Installment #1: The process to fix your integrated self. To build the BEST attachment with YOU. (2:56)

  • Defining attachment. (3:45)

  • How can this attachment break? (4:34)

  • What you will learn throughout this series. (10:19)

  • Recapping what has been discussed so far. (13:37)

  • Building your moral code in three steps: Define, correct, and improve. (14:45)

  • #1 – Define. (15:34)

  • The ‘240 Method’ to turn your life around and build your legacy. (25:07)

  • #2 – Correct. (31:55)

  • #3 – Improve. (36:21)

  • Starting with self-respect. (39:25)

  • Previewing installment #2: Friendships. (41:03)

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Oct 14, 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: The ONE factor that would determine if something was strength training or not would be REST PERIODS. Without rest periods, you are doing cardio with weights. (1:55)

  • The MOST important thing you need to focus on when you cut calories is to find a way NOT to lose muscle. (15:43)

  • A TERRIBLE message to present to people struggling with weight loss. (18:25)

  • Is the FDA dropping the hammer on peptides? (31:09)

  • Animals and drugs. (37:09)

  • Staying consistent with the green juice from Organifi. (40:12)

  • The myth of the Serbian dancing lady and ghost towns. (41:30)

  • How the Paleo Valley chocolate bone broth protein powder is easily digestible. (49:30)

  • The process behind Sal’s recent gun purchase. (51:46)

  • Fascinating homeschooling statistics. (55:18)

  • Shout out to Coleman Hughes. (1:01:48)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Are there two or three must do rotational or lateral movements that you guys would include for someone who likes to keep things pretty simple? (1:03:10)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What is the best way to program full-body workouts? (1:15:34)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Can I adapt Anabolic to be more lower body focused? If so, how do I do it correctly, so as not to over train? (1:30:28)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How can I best organize my year of training and programming given new goals and phases in life? (1:43:08)

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Oct 13, 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: Here’s a good rule of thumb when it comes to your health. NATURAL is better! The second best option is to use products that encourage natural processes. (1:56)

  • The theory behind why guys pull pranks on one another. (31:25)

  • Has Justin’s cheese withdrawal caused some deeper anger issues? (33:25)

  • Another update from Sal on his latest Ketamine therapy session. (41:06)

  • Why electrolyte supplementation is NECESSARY for athletes. (51:48)

  • Too much radical honesty? (56:17)

  • Shout out to Dr. Adeel Khan. (59:15)

  • #Quah question #1 - Does heavy deadlifting on a pull day grow forearms or biceps? (1:02:08)

  • #Quah question #2 - What certifications did you all start with as personal trainers, and did you feel like they helped prepare you to be a personal trainer? (1:08:16)

  • #Quah question #3 - What MAPS programs are you guys currently following? (1:17:57)

  • #Quah question #4 - Is the seed oil controversy real? (1:26:48)

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Oct 12, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Shawn Stevenson, author of Sleep Smarter, Eat Smarter, and the new Eat Smarter Family Cookbook

  • Learning along the way as a parent. (2:29)

  • “Life doesn’t call the qualified. Life qualifies the called.” (5:50)

  • We are a product of our environment but also CREATORS of it. (11:17)

  • Fighting his way through life. (19:39)

  • “What can I do to feel better?” His transformation moment with his health. (28:11)

  • The three things he did to change his health. (36:31)

  • Taking his education into his own hands. (41:31)

  • Tackling the seed oil debate. (50:26)

  • Looking at alternative forms of medicine for clues or hints that science hasn’t looked at yet. (58:49)

  • Why an individual approach is the best. (1:05:56)

  • How your culture controls your choices. (1:09:36)

  • Steps to create a healthier micro-culture in your household. (1:22:16)

  • The impetus behind his new book and what makes it different. (1:36:24)

  • Challenging your children through ‘safe stressors’. (1:47:12)

  • Exposing your children to different environments so they can learn from other voices. (1:54:32)

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Oct 11, 2023

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

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When all things are equal, a high-protein diet is SUPERIOR. (2:09)

  • How to repair ANY relationship. (27:33)

  • Sal’s NOT a grill guy. (35:28)

  • Who is teaching kids how to be tough anymore? (37:20)

  • Resurrecting childhood videos and reframing things. (48:29)

  • Things you can take with creatine to enhance absorption and make it more effective. (56:13)

  • Shout out to Dr. Becky Kennedy. (59:26)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Do you have any recommendations or tips on how to get my metabolism back to normal? I’ve struggled immensely with weight gain post-prep, and I’m having a hard time getting my body back to normal. (1:00:42)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How do I take the skills that I have learned from the good coaches I’ve had at Orangetheory and transition that into weight training? (1:14:48)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What is the best way to train to support jiu-jitsu? (1:33:29)

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Oct 9, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover seven reasons why women benefit from powerlifting.

  • Powerlifting should NOT be avoided! It’s a phenomenal way to train. (1:55)

  • Seven Ways Powerlifting is Beneficial for Women.

  • #1 - Powerlifting focuses on the big 3 lifts. (8:42)

  • #2 - The goal is objective. (14:38)

  • #3 - Encourages eating in a surplus. (19:05)

  • #4 - Speeds up metabolism. (25:39)

  • #5 - Discourages overtraining. (31:52)

  • #6 - Is empowering. (34:59)

  • #7 - Is a fun and supportive community. (38:26)

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Oct 7, 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: Use red-light therapy to TURBO-CHARGE your mitochondria! (2:31)

  • How NCI continues to level up its live events for all coaches and trainers. (13:03)

  • Sal’s embarrassing moment at the gym. (21:13)

  • How to not be an idiot at the gym. (26:08)

  • Sal’s gym nemesis. (28:53)

  • Adam’s ‘gym membership’ karma. (33:01)

  • Shady business practices. (35:04)

  • The four terrible business ideas in fitness. (41:07)

  • Fascinating statistics of OnlyFans creators. (43:52)

  • Shout out to Zayn Sofuoğlu. (51:01)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - If you already work a job that is hyper-physical are trigger sessions necessary, or will the day-to-day activities take over for them? (58:13)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How far should I keep pushing the calories in pursuit of strength goals before I start doing mini cuts? (1:10:09)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What is the best way to help fix left-to-right imbalances? (1:23:58)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Why am I unable to lose weight when I find I’m very consistent with my diet and in a calorie deficit? (1:39:20)

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Oct 6, 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 fix your sleep before diet and activity, you’ll get the biggest impact in the shortest period. (1:37)

  • The impact and commonality of mold damage. (25:16)

  • Poetic justice. (33:25)

  • Science Corner with Sal: Genetically Modified Silkworms. (36:51)

  • The ideal female body through the decades. (38:04)

  • “Oh, you got Vuori on.” (41:24)

  • Shout out to Roman Reigns. (43:28)

  • An interview with Michael Chernow on the newest flavor collaboration with Mind Pump and Kreatures of Habit. (44:32)

  • #Quah question #1 - I've seen lots of content trash-talking renegade rows. People say to either do a row or a push-up/plank. What is the value in including them in a workout? (52:55)

  • #Quah question #2 - Are Dunphy Squats a good warm-up for barbell squats if you're trying toward a greater range of motion in the barbell squat? (57:02)

  • #Quah question #3 - Is MAPS Prime designed as an actual program or is it designed as a guide to improve mobility and get you ready for your workout? (1:00:00)

  • #Quah question #4 - What are the best calorie-dense foods for bulking for a hard gainer without being too unhealthy? (1:02:59)

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Oct 5, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with national best-selling author, mental health expert and host of The Dr. John Delony Show, Dr. John Delony.

  • Anxiety is NOT your problem. Anxiety is just trying to get your ATTENTION. (2:15)

  • What makes anxiety so addictive? (4:19)

  • How anxiety is a smoke detector in your kitchen. (6:54)

  • How to identify bad behaviors. (11:04)

  • Your body would be FAILING you if you didn’t recognize you were lonely. (14:22)

  • The quiet life of desperation. (17:09)

  • Practice by SHOWING up. (22:33)

  • Learning how to shift and become a safe house. (25:08)

  • Go first and just be weird. (29:01)

  • How we are communicating and NOT connecting. (38:27)

  • The dangers of self-diagnosing yourself. (42:02)

  • Stopping the ‘shame spiral’. (46:35)

  • The steps to building a non-anxious life. (50:57)

  • #1 – Choose reality. (51:42)

  • #2 – Choose connection. (55:35)

  • #3 – Choose freedom. (58:26)

  • #4- Choose mindfulness. (1:01:41)

  • #5 – Choose belief. (1:03:22)

  • A major turning point in his life. (1:03:30)

  • One of the greatest curses of modern masculinity. (1:09:40)

  • The BIG difference between loneliness and solitude. (1:13:59)

  • What do I need right now? (1:16:43)

  • Finding your purpose when things slow down. (1:19:47)

  • His favorite things about what he does. (1:24:20)

  • Don’t let your kids hurt your feelings. (1:25:46)

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Oct 4, 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: Compound lifts are generally superior to isolation exercises. (2:10)

  • Why is Justin attracted to unisex shoes? (12:14)

  • The viral story behind the Jordan 1’s. (15:25)

  • Chancla Rangers. (17:59)

  • The value in raising independent kids. (21:46)

  • The division of labor in successful relationships/partnerships. (29:30)

  • Tapping into the wisdom of our elders. (38:36)

  • An update on Adam’s abstinence from cannabis. (43:50)

  • Kids love Hiya. (46:19)

  • Science Corner with Sal: New ‘Inverse vaccine’ could wipe out autoimmune diseases. (47:19)

  • Shout out to MarFit. (54:26)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I incorporate MAPS Anabolic with my history of extreme exercise and hormonal issues? (56:51)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What mobility exercises can I incorporate to complement my spin classes? (1:08:58)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How do you judge and assess what program to run when you decide to take on new changes in life and the stressors are something completely different and have not encountered prior? (1:21:35)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - If I am focusing on protein and hitting between 150- 170 g per day, how low can my calories go before Ozempic/semaglutide will affect muscle loss? (1:36:34)

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Oct 2, 2023

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Jason Phillips about the importance of the fitness industry and what can be done to improve it.

  • Why Jason believes the “expert space” will become regulated. (2:27)

  • One of the BIGGEST mistakes you can make as a trainer. (8:58)

  • How the ‘guarantee’ model is outdated. (10:35)

  • Why you need leverage to grow. (17:23)

  • How the COVID boom of digital fitness is causing a lot of lack of trust today. (19:55)

  • The dissonance between being extremely good at what you do and chasing the dollar. (28:15)

  • The consumer thinks fast and slow when in reality it’s yes or no. (37:07)

  • Engage in application! (42:51)

  • Be authentic. (45:17)

  • Highlighting businesses that he admires and why. (50:02)

  • KEY things to look out for to build a successful business. (55:38)

  • If you improve your health, EVERYTHING gets better. (1:06:18)

  • The mental health benefits of health & fitness. (1:08:11)

  • The MASSIVE opportunity for future coaches and trainers. (1:18:09)

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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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