Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

By Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, Doug Egge

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Reviews: 5

Kyle Harris
 Oct 23, 2018
I've learned so much from the guys at Mind Pump. I'm now binge listening to past episodes. Can't get enough.

blue belak
 Aug 10, 2018
you guys rule. I've just purchased MAPS performance and am kicking it off Monday. thanks for the hard work and great information.

jason
 Jul 27, 2018
Awesome information on every podcast. Makes me laugh and think at the same time

Rocoa1
 Jul 11, 2018
Best podcast for all things fitness and more!

Chris J
 Jul 11, 2018
This is the best fitness podcast I've come across.

Description

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 @mindpumpradio, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and on Facebook at mindpumpshow. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at www.mindpumpmedia.com

Episode Date
1145: Ben Greenfield on Putting on Several Pounds of Muscle, Living a Long & High Quality Life, Ways to Slow Aging, Unschooling His Sons & MORE
01:21:31

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak to Ben Greenfield about unschooling his kids, nootropics, putting on several pounds of muscle in just a few months, The Game Changers documentary, aging and more.

Oct 21, 2019
1144: How to Work Around Shoulder Pain, Incorporating AMRAP & EMOM Sets into Daily Workouts, Fat Loss for Advanced Aged Clients & MORE
01:13:52

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about incorporating AMRAP and EMOM sets into daily workouts, exercises that work the chest without using shoulders, where or when mobility workouts come into play when getting back in shape, and the best methods for fat loss in 80+-year-olds with limitations.

  • Why Mind Pump does not like their athletes getting involved with politics. (4:51)
  • Don’t tell Americans what to do! (9:04)
  • How Vurori has clothing for all seasons! (11:57)
  • The guys rave about their newest sponsor Caldera Labs. Where they harvest the ingredients for their products, the benefits and the importance of what you put on your skin. (13:08)
  • The value Sal is getting from journaling. (17:08)
  • The common stereotypes of dads. (23:37)
  • Mind Pump talks about the recent Disney remakes. (26:08)
  • Creating more creativity or distraction? The pros and cons of autonomy. (31:02)
  • The competitiveness of the new gig economy in attracting talent. (35:02)
  • The guys comment on Layne Norton’s latest video assessing BCAA’s. (40:29)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is your opinion on incorporating AMRAP and EMOM sets into your daily workouts? (46:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – I've been having chronic shoulder pain which makes it difficult and painful to bench press. Are there any other exercises that work the chest without using shoulders? (52:22)
  • #Quah question #3 - When getting back into shape, where or when do mobility workouts come into play? We are not working with a personal trainer. (57:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the best methods for fat loss in 80+-year-olds with limitations? (1:03:31)

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Oct 19, 2019
1143: How to Lose 50 Pounds & Keep it Off, Building & Maintaining Muscle Mass as You Age, Seated vs. Standing Exercises & MORE
01:23:09

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to lose 50+ pounds, whether you lose muscle mass as you age, the difference doing seated vs standing exercises makes, and organizing the payment side of a personal training business.

  • Adam shares his experience visiting the ‘magical’ place that is Organifi HQ: Good vibes + excellent culture = success. (4:20)
  • Does having a higher IQ mean you're more at risk of developing a mental illness than the rest of the population? (20:42)
  • How Kayne West is finding himself through religion. (24:36)
  • The importance of being the example rather than the preacher. (27:30)
  • What has the feedback been like from the Nir Eyal episode? (32:56)
  • Sal’s daughter is hooked on her Felix Gray glasses. (33:46)
  • Why LeBron James is full of shit. The importance of standing behind what you are doing. (35:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is your best advice for someone who wants to lose 50+ pounds? Where to start, how to stay motivated and how to transition from unhealthy to healthy habits? (43:08)
  • #Quah question #2 – I've heard the older you get you begin to lose muscle mass. Is this true? If it’s true, can it be reversed with weight training? Is it harder to make gains the older you get? (54:52)
  • #Quah question #3 – When it is appropriate to sit or stand for an exercise? For example, seated dumbbell curls vs standing dumbbell curls. What difference does sitting vs standing make? (1:04:53)
  • #Quah question #4 – I recently went full-time with my training business and I’m trying to organize the payment side of the business. How do you recommend going about payments, so you can scale the business better? (1:10:40)

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Oct 18, 2019
1142: Nine Signs You are Overtraining
59:49

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss overtraining; what it is, how to identify if you are doing it and how to recover from it.

  • Falling into the trap if some is good then more is better. (2:09)
  • How do you define overtraining and if you are potentially doing it? (5:07)
  • 9 Obvious Signs You are Overtraining:
    • #1 - Frequent injury or chronic pain. (15:10)
    • #2 – Extended muscle soreness. (18:48)
    • #3 – Decreased performance. (25:35)
    • #4 – Insomnia or changes in sleeping patterns. (28:57)
    • #5 – Excessive fatigue. (32:50)
    • #6 – Loss of appetite and cravings. (35:00)
    • #7 – Getting sick very easily. (37:48)
    • #8 – Mood changes, agitated or depressed. (41:27)
    • #9 – Metabolic imbalances. (45:07)
  • Taking Action: What to do if you have 4 or more of these signs? (49:25)

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Oct 17, 2019
1141: The Pros & Cons of Squatting Every Day, Going from Couch to Bikini Competition in 6 Months, the Truth About Fitness Conventions & MORE
01:16:52

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits and detriments of squatting every day, whether it is feasible to do a bikini competition in 6 months if overweight and out of shape, thoughts on fitness conventions, and what’s in store for Mind Pump in 2020.

  • The nonsense the guys came up with when they learned about ‘bad’ words. (5:07)
  • The funny things you do as a kid just by watching adults. (10:45)
  • The differences between brewed vs. Instant coffee. (17:36)
  • Justin recaps his ‘Boy’s Weekend’ in Tahoe. (20:52)
  • How the internet is going bonkers over this Fortnite news, and its connection with China & MORE. (26:00)
  • Justin reviews Korn’s new album. (33:01)
  • Come get this! Adam and Sal continue their little jabs on Instagram. (34:03)
  • Justin: The Skinny Dipped Hoarder. (36:45)
  • Bad news cannabis users: Marijuana breathalyzers could hit the streets as early as 2020. (38:16)
  • Don’t text and drive people! (41:30)
  • A man just ran a marathon in under 2 hours for the first time! (43:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your guy’s thoughts on something like ‘Squatober’ where you are squatting every day of the week aside from the active rest weekends? Is that a good amount of frequency or can it be too much? (48:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is it feasible to do a bikini competition for the first time in 6 months from now if overweight and out of shape? (55:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on fitness conventions? Are they a good way to meet and see people in the community or just an unnecessary gimmick for selling supplements? Do you ever go to them? (1:01:47)
  • #Quah question #4 - What’s in store for 2020? (1:09:27)

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Oct 16, 2019
1140: Nir Eyal
01:02:39

Interview Nir Eyal 

  • Making the case why technology is NOT irresistible. (3:08)
  • What is the definition of distraction and traction? (7:55)
  • Why do we do anything? Understanding the nature of human emotion. (9:06)
  • Technology is the tool: It’s all about how we USE IT. (11:07)
  • The technique of using tech against tech: #1 - Social antibodies. (19:50)
  • Making time for traction: Technique #2. (24:44)
  • Hacking back the external triggers: Technique #3. (26:29)
  • Preventing distraction with packs: Technique #4. (27:19)
  • The 3 concepts of social competence and wellbeing when it comes to our children. (28:37)
  • What are some things he agrees with his fellow researchers and what do they disagree on? (35:27)
  • Understanding what your values are and turning those into time. (38:50)
  • What’s the role of dopamine in the brain? (40:05)
  • How technology can be ADDICTIVE, but not affect everyone: The nature of addiction. (41:50)
  • What is his take on the future of technology? (46:10)
  • Why ‘filter bubbles’ is nothing new. (53:03)
  • The importance of having a conversation rather than fear-mongering. (56:56)

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Oct 14, 2019
1139: How to Improve Your Bench Press, the Best Way to Reverse Diet, the Benefits of Sauna Use Pre and Post-Workout & MORE
01:14:48

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether sauna use right after a workout is a good idea, how to improve a weak bench press, the best approach to reverse dieting, and whether it is appropriate to develop a training business outside of the club that is currently providing you with leads and clients.

  • Why do people wear those face masks? (4:12)
  • People have weird fetishes. (6:40)
  • What is the Mind Pump Private Forum and what kind of questions are asked in there? (10:20)
  • A great example of why we don’t want all our power with one company: The new normal of PG&E. (12:29)
  • The ultimate flex! Mind Pump raves about their new Infrared Sauna partner. (19:36)
  • Do the guys have PR goals they would like to reach? (25:00)
  • Do we want scientists messing with genetically engineered babies?! (29:05)
  • MIIR x Mind Pump mules. (31:20)
  • Justin is the Moscow Mule King. (34:02)
  • Owning a dog can SAVE YOUR LIFE! (35:36)
  • The first evidence of the human race storing food. (37:57)
  • #Quah question #1 – I know you guys previously said that jumping in the sauna right after a workout isn't the best thing, but if time is limited isn't it better to do it before or after a workout than not at all? (41:11)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm really weak at the bench press and can’t seem to gain strength. I have checked and re-checked my form, but have found no issues. What should I do next? (49:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – You guys always talk about reverse dieting. What exactly is it and what would be the best approach? (56:47)
  • #Quah question #4 - If you are employed by a gym that provides you with leads and clients, is it inappropriate to also develop your training business outside of the club? Not everyone who wants to train with me wants to pay for the gym's membership. (1:02:51)

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Oct 12, 2019
1138: How to Overcome Quad Dominance & Build Your Butt, Who Benefits Most From Eating Carbs, the Dangers of Establishing Deeper Relationships with Clients & MORE
01:15:33

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about if quad dominance is a real thing and if so, how to overcome it, when carbs are helpful even though they are not essential, their favorite Mind Pump Live event, and how close of a relationship you can develop with a client before you cross the line.

  • Adam’s lack of sleep, and challenges he has been facing and what he has been doing to combat that. (4:55)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Joker’. (10:55)
  • How there are companies in business that provide unique services. (16:00)
  • Are testosterone levels seasonal? (18:12)
  • The Mind Pump staff all have their own sense of humor. (23:15)
  • Has people's perception changed since being able to watch the guys podcast on YouTube? (25:51)
  • Are there heavy metals in my protein powder? (27:52)
  • Justin’s most brilliant idea EVER! (30:48)
  • #Quah question #1 – So many women are saying they are quad dominant. Is this a real thing or are women just wanting to improve their glutes? (35:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – You mentioned how carbs aren’t essential, but where do you find them to be helpful? (48:05)
  • #Quah question #3 - What has been each of your favorite live events so far? Are there more in the future and where do you see them going? (54:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the line concerning your relationship with your clients? How close do you think you can get to them before it gets crossed? (1:05:08)

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Oct 11, 2019
1137: The #1 Form of Exercise for Health & Longevity
01:00:57

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the challenges of aging and the best form of exercise to combat them.

  • The growing movement of anti-aging/longevity. (2:50)
  • Why being alive is not just about dying. (5:21)
  • At what point is ‘biohacking’ not improving your quality of life? (8:10)
  • Could doctors tell when people are getting ready to go? (10:20)
  • Why exercise benefits your life in MORE ways than just your health. (14:25)
  • What defines a positive quality of life? (16:35)
  • The loss of mobility and potential side effects from lack of movement. (24:10)
  • The Resistance Training Revolution: The issues that are the result of modern life and how resistance training is the BEST prescription. (34:00)
  • How most deaths link back to obesity. (45:30)
  • What is the BEST form of exercise to tackle obesity LONG TERM? (46:35)
  • Why Mind Pump is NOT anti-cardio, but PRO longevity. (52:50)

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Oct 10, 2019
1136: The Truth About SARMS, How to Use Cluster Sets, Staying on Track with Diet When Traveling & MORE
01:31:27

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about integrating cluster sets into MAPS, SARMS, staying healthy during long road trips, and coping mechanisms when dealing with anxiety.

  • How genetics play a larger role than we think when it comes to our physique. Our perception of normal and how your average becomes an average of what you see. (4:35)
  • Adam’s new deep freezer, learning the cadence of his subscriptions like Butcher Box & the difference of quality of grass-fed meat. (22:03)
  • Mind Pump talks about food and #MindPumpKitchen. (27:08) 
  • How Ned is the leader of full-spectrum hemp products + the launch of their new women’s line. (28:36)
  • The guys discuss the latest Joe Rogan podcast on UFOs/aliens and share their own conspiracy theories. (33:23)
  • Mind Pump Science Hour: Asteroids passing by the earth this week, scientists engineering bacterium that poops out huge amounts of psilocybin & MORE. (40:40)
  • How China molds and controls its population. (44:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on cluster sets and how would you integrate them into MAPS? (46:41) 
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on SARMS? (55:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you guys stay healthy during long road trips? Do you meal prep or get food on the road? (1:04:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you ever dealt with major anxiety and if so, what have been some of your best coping mechanisms? (1:15:45)

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Oct 09, 2019
1135: Amelia Boone Takes on Her Biggest Obstacle... A 20 Year Eating Disorder
01:07:08

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with 4x world champion obstacle course racer Amelia Boone who goes into detail about her 20-year struggle with Anorexia and how she is taking control of this long-term challenge.

  • Her internal struggle with food and timeline leading up to her entering an eating disorder treatment center. (3:30)
  • Why it is so prevalent to talk about your relationship with food. (8:34)
  • How she feels brought to life by a challenge and the triggers that came from it. (9:42)
  • The value of unpacking bad behaviors. (12:32)
  • How the internal intrinsic motivations/characteristics that make you excel in so many areas of your life are also the ones that can drive you into mental health disorders. (14:12)
  • What did the process of treatment look like for her? (17:32)
  • Why she chose the treatment program she did and what was the most difficult part about it? (22:57)
  • Were there common things she found that was the underlying issue of the disorder? (28:25)
  • Her advice to parents regarding their own children. (30:18)
  • What has she incorporated into her life since being out of the treatment center? (32:25)
  • Did she share her story to inspire others? (33:45)
  • Does she feel more like herself since going through this process? (36:38)
  • Why no two eating disorders look the same: The importance of NOT making foods off-limits. (41:08)
  • How has she managed her nutrient/hormone levels through this process? (43:47)
  • Making friends with your feelings. (46:22)
  • What has the feedback been from her audience? (48:19)
  • Why we don’t recommend diets, we discuss them. (51:05)
  • How having GOOD relationships is GOOD for your health and wellbeing. (54:05)
  • Why we need a cultural shift around the weight stigma and the feeling of being hungry. (58:08)
  • What foods make her happy now? (1:02:15)
  • What does her current training look like? (1:04:30)

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Oct 07, 2019
1134: Building Your Butt with Barbell Hip Thrusts, The Rock's Misguided Cheat Meals, Favorite Pre and Post-Workout Meals & MORE
01:10:02

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the barbell hip thrust, the optimal heart rate before performing the next set, The Rock’s cheat meals, and favorite pre and post-workout meals.

  • Want to see the ‘handsome-ish’ gentlemen behind the mics check out the podcasts on YouTube. (3:20)
  • You can’t FAKE authenticity. (6:30)
  • The benefits of turmeric/curcumin to raise testosterone that can be found in Organifi’s Gold Juice. (15:43)
  • Do testosterone boosters work for women? (17:36)
  • The results from Sal’s online ADHD test. How forgetful are the guys?? (20:52)
  • Updates on #DadLife from Adam: Learning to be OK with his level of fitness, the value in asking for help & MORE. (27:24)
  • A new study is showing chimps are able to think about what we are thinking about. (38:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – Thoughts about the barbell hip thrust? Does it have any benefits besides the aesthetic of a larger butt? (43:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there an optimal heart rate to perform your next set in order to maximize muscle growth? (50:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you talk about The Rock’s cheat meals? Is this message harmless or harmful to the fitness community? (54:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your favorite pre and post-workout meals? (1:00:39)

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Oct 05, 2019
1133: Building Muscle & Strength with Olympic Lifting Inspired Training, Exercises that Help Improve the Bench, Squat & Deadlift, the Dangers of Training in Extreme Temperatures & MORE
01:28:48

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about lifts that help improve the bench, squat and deadlift, the benefit of including power cleans, push presses, high pulls, clean pulls, Pendlay rows, and more into workouts for muscle and strength gains, the danger of injury when working out in freezing temperatures, and private school vs public school.

  • How there is an ideal temperature for the best sleep quality. The game-changing benefits of the ChiliPad. (7:08)
  • Old school technology facts brought to you by Sal Di Stefano. (10:30)
  • When Adam posts exercise videos the trolls come out. (14:00)
  • The importance of having an outlet to release your rage. (16:52)
  • How Skinny Dipped is destroying its competition. (19:06)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’ on Netflix. (20:43)
  • Fitness through the decades: The running revolution from the 70s/80s and how we are poised for a new fitness revolution. (25:56)
  • New viral fitness trends, the importance of community when working out, communicating the RIGHT way with your clients & MORE. (29:30)
  • How the RIGHT dose is the BEST dose when it comes to training. (37:16)
  • California will allow college athletes to profit from endorsements under a bill signed by Newsom. Mind Pump provides their first take. (44:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you guys talk about lifts that help improve the bench, squat, and deadlift? (52:19)
  • #Quah question #2 – Thoughts on an Olympic lifting inspired phase of training including things like power cleans, push presses, high pulls, clean pulls, Pendlay rows, etc. for muscle and strength gains? (1:04:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – I have a detached garage and I have turned it into a gym. I am in the northeast and the winters are rough, my garage has no heat. Are there any dangers, as far as injuries, when working out in freezing temperatures? (1:09:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – I would love to hear your point of view on private school vs public school? (1:16:06)

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Oct 04, 2019
1132: How to Build Your Triceps
51:18

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss how to build the triceps.

  • How the triceps are the defining characteristic of the arm. (2:38)
  • The anatomy of the triceps: The attachments, myths, function & MORE. (5:10)
  • The 4 MOST important things to FOCUS on when training your triceps. (13:18)
  • What rep ranges do the triceps respond to? (28:38)
  • How to incorporate BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) into your triceps routine. (29:21)
  • What is the ideal set count for the triceps for the week? Frequency of training? (31:23)
  • The SPECIFIC exercises that MUST be in your routine to build/sculpt your triceps. (33:15)
  • Mind Pump’s PHENOMENAL tricep building workouts: Exercises, rep ranges, sets & MORE. 
    • Sal’s workout. (40:21)
    • Adam’s workout. (42:21)
    • Justin’s workout. (44:05)

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Oct 03, 2019
1131: How to Fix Knee Pain, Training Around Injuries, Tips to Handle Hunger During a Fast & MORE
01:16:35

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training around training around  a torn rotator cuff and AC joint sprain, fixing knee pain, how to handle hunger during a fast, and favorite types of gyms. 

  • The story behind Arnold’s illegitimate child. (5:58)
  • How the reishi mushroom has antihistamine properties that can aid with allergy/sinus issues. (12:52)
  • Recapping the Mind Pump Live Event with Mike Matthews. (17:30)
  • Adam hooks up Mike Matthews with Vuori Clothing. (21:56)
  • Sal reveals his blood test results. (23:18)
  • Justin and Courtney watch the Four Horsemen video from John Gottman and gain some great insight into their relationship. (28:22)
  • The benefits of supplementing with choline to improve cognitive performance + the demonization of meat by the vegan community. (31:52)
  • Adam and Maximus share an evening together. (38:27)
  • Sal recommends Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark + the guys talk Halloween costumes. (44:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – I'm dealing with a torn rotator cuff and AC joint sprain. How would you advise training around this injury? (50:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – I’ve been struggling with knee pain for years due to pronation distortion, what’s the best way to go about fixing this issue? I know I have posture problems, but don’t know where to start. (57:55)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do you guys handle hunger during a fast? (1:03:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your favorite types of gyms to go to and how does the experience differ? (1:07:05)

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Oct 02, 2019
1130: Andrew Tarvin- The World's First Humor Engineer
01:22:08

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Andrew Tarvin all about humor and how to use it a work and beyond.

  • What was his first REAL job? (3:53)
  • The moment he knew he was onto something. (6:40)
  • Stand up with a message: How he became the ‘Corporate Humorist’ at work. (10:03)
  • How did his first stand up set go? (12:38)
  • “Operation Leave Corporate America” and the journey to his TEDx Talk viral moment.  (14:55)
  • The BIG differences between what is appropriate on a comedy stage compared to a corporate setting. (20:44)
  • Why his material is always ‘Rated Mom’. (24:18)
  • How does he monetize what he does for a living? (28:33)
  • Why do we find things funny? (29:43)
  • The skill of humor: The 3 components needed to learn TODAY. (34:14)
  • What did he learn from going on 96 first dates?? (44:18)
  • Do comedians play an important role in society? (54:34)
  • Memes: A structured way to help people create humor. (59:11)
  • Can he point out someone who studies the art of comedy? (1:05:03)
  • What are his top comedians? (1:07:23)
  • The concept of the ‘Peak/End’ principle, using humor to get a specific result and finding ways to love what you do. (1:09:00)
  • The misconception of happiness. (1:17:00)

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Sep 30, 2019
1129: Using Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, the Ultimate 30 Minute Per Week Workout, the Safety of Melatonin & MORE
01:18:23

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about creating an efficient 30-minute workout when only training a client once a week, whether Intermittent Fasting is ever a good idea when wanting to lose weight, whether melatonin is a safe supplement to cycle on and off, and the “it” factor to be a personal trainer.

  • Mind Pump’s favorite cereals from their childhood. (4:25)
  • Adam visits the beach once again...Highlighting the need to get out of the city. (8:36)
  • The performance-enhancing effects of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) to burn body fat. (15:10)
  • The nutrient differences between grass-fed/grain-fed meat. (19:02)
  • What food do the guys find is bigger than their stomachs? (23:10)
  • The new Biggest Loser trainers, the connection to Mind Pump, would the guys have taken the job in their 20s & MORE. (26:45)
  • Hacking the system, the popularity and crazy world of the ‘Sugar Baby’ apps. (36:08)
  • FBI arrests man for bombing ex’s house with a drone. (42:01)
  • #Quah question #1 – How would you create an efficient 30-minute workout when training a client once a week? (44:58)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is Intermittent Fasting ever a good idea when wanting to lose weight? (52:26)
  • #Quah question #3 – If all other better ways to sleep result in no luck, is melatonin a safe supplement to cycle on and off? (1:00:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What would each of you say is the “it” factor to be a personal trainer? (1:08:01)

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Sep 28, 2019
1128: How Celebrities Get into Superhero Shape so Quickly, The Role of Carbs in Building Muscle; Prioritizing Exercise Form Over Lifting Heavy & MORE
01:11:12

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about celebrity workouts, whether carbs are essential for muscle building, if you should increase weight on an exercises even if form isn’t 100% with current weight, and their favorite part of being a dad.

  • It’s HOOOTTTT in San Jose and the guys are feeling it. (4:50)
  • Are the guys of Mind Pump big Halloween people?? (7:30)
  • How Sal tricked his daughter into getting sleepy using the Felix Gray glasses once the sun went down. (13:49)
  • How Sal is using Organifi red juice to boost his performance in the gym. (18:11)
  • Why Adam doesn’t want to feel like he needs to take anything to feel like himself. (22:15)
  • If you're trying to be authentic you are doing it wrong. (25:14)
  • Recapping the debate on artificial sweeteners with Sal and Layne Norton. (28:52)
  • The excitement over Airbnb potentially going public in 2020. (32:38)
  • Mattel launches new gender-neutral dolls. (35:42)
  • Mike Matthews x Mind Pump: The guys express their excitement over the live event this Friday. (37:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts about celebrity workouts like the ones claimed to get actors in superhero film ready in less than 3 months? Is it even possible to go from an average physique to that of Captain America or Starlord that quickly? Are steroids always involved? (41:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are carbs essential for muscle building or are they only necessary to fuel the workout? (51:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it a bad idea to increase your weight on exercises when your form isn’t 100% with your current weight? My squats have been plateaued forever because I feel I can’t get low enough at my current weight, but I know I won’t improve or get any stronger if I don’t progressively overload. (57:07)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's everyone’s favorite part of being a dad? (1:01:07)

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Sep 27, 2019
1127: How to Grow Your Biceps
57:11

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin isolate the bicep, it's function, aesthetics and the best way to train it for maximum growth.

  • Why the bicep flex is the universal “check out my muscle”? (2:35)
  • The anatomy of the bicep. (7:44)
  • Why the bicep curl is the easiest exercise to do. (12:20)
  • Ways to train your biceps to respond faster. (14:30)
  • Game-changing moments that altered the way the guys trained their biceps. (16:54)
  • The importance of utilizing full range of motion when training your biceps. (31:25)
  • The proper dosage for bicep growth: The rep ranges, amount of sets & training frequency required. (33:36)
  • The value of BFR (blood flow restriction) training. (39:27)
  • Sal’s ultimate workout to grow your biceps: Exercises, rep ranges, sets, frequency & MORE. (43:02)
  • Adam’s ultimate workout to grow your biceps: Exercises, rep ranges, sets, frequency & MORE. (46:15)
  • Justin’s ‘functional’ workout to grow your biceps: Exercises, rep ranges, sets, frequency & MORE. (51:11)
  • The importance of trigger sessions on your off days. (54:15)

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Sep 26, 2019
1126: The Best Way to Measure Body Fat Percentage, the Ideal Way to Train a Child in the Gym, How Trainers Limit Their Success & MORE
01:37:26

n this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to measure body fat percentage, the best way to train a child in the gym, what is keeping trainers and coaches from seeing their clientele and business flourish, and the scariest experience they had when working in a gym.

  • How Sal and Adam are aging in dog years. (5:32)
  • Adam shares the results from his latest ‘Men’s Health’ test from Everly Well + Sal breaks the numbers down. (7:50)
  • Do dads really have sex? Adam opens up about his personal life. (16:15)
  • How testing can point you in the RIGHT direction and the benefits of at-home tests. (23:35)
  • Why Sal loves working out first thing in the morning. (26:12)
  • Apple’s next step in building their ecosystem, the Apple card. (27:53)
  • The guys speculate on the upcoming film featuring YouTube celebrities, Airplane Mode. (31:17)
  • Justin jets off to Virginia to shoot some exciting content + shares his hectic weekend. (34:03)
  • The biggest selling product ever?? (42:06)
  • The other lesser-known cannabinoids and their benefits to the body. (44:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the best way to measure body fat percentage? (49:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – My 9-year-old daughter wants to start working out with me in the gym. Do you recommend bands or free weight? (1:01:21)
  • #Quah question #3 – Now that you guys have met more and more coaches in the fitness industry, what do you feel is keeping them from seeing their clientele and business flourish? (1:08:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – What was the scariest experience you guys have had when working in the gym? How did you handle it and did it change you in any way? (1:21:22)

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Sep 25, 2019
1125: Dr. Jolene Brighten- What You Need to Know About the Menstrual Cycle
01:33:39

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Dr. Jolene Brighten about what constitutes a normal and healthy menstrual cycle. If you are a woman or know one, this is a must-listen episode.

  • How coffee can heal the brain. She shares the time she got knocked out! (4:35)
  • Does she get into it with any other doctors because of her extensive knowledge? (7:35)
  • How does the menstrual cycle work? The 4 phases explained in detail. (12:03)
  • What should you feel during that pre-menstrual period? (19:40)
  • Why women must strive to keep their environment safe: How stress/diet affects the 4 phases of your cycle. (25:11)
  • The significance of balancing your circadian rhythm for overall women's health and fertility. (32:09)
  • Why food is information. (36:45)
  • The truth surrounding cholesterol and how it affects the menstrual cycle. (43:17)
  • Is acne a common symptom before your period?? (47:40)
  • How exercise can affect your hormones: The importance of tracking and mapping your cycle. (53:35)
  • The fears surrounding birth control. The importance of a team approach when it comes to medicine. (57:20)
  • Why there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to your body. (1:05:30)
  • If you don’t move your body, then you don’t move your intestines. Why you must move on a daily basis. (1:07:21)
  • What are the most important nutrients women should pay attention to? (1:11:57)
  • Her take on the rise of the veganism movement. (1:15:30)
  • Dr. Brighten, the farmer. (1:22:54)
  • Should choline be considered an essential nutrient? (1:28:22)

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Sep 23, 2019
1124: Training Arms Daily to Kick Start Growth, the Most Universal Corrective Exercise, Overcoming Procrastination & MORE
01:16:23

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training arms every day to force them to grow,  the single exercise with the biggest corrective benefit for the general population, how to overcome the “I’ll just start tomorrow” mentality, and behind the scenes on making a podcast.

  • Game-changing inventions and the creators who are now forgotten. (5:21)
  • The origins of the word's ‘shit’ and ‘crap’. [9:15]
  • Why MIIR’s version of the ‘can koozie’ is a no-brainer purchase. [11:38]
  • Why not all planet based proteins are created equal. (13:56)
  • Will Danny be staying with Adam after his last visit? (16:44)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Murder Maps on Netflix & MORE. (18:42)
  • Sal’s daughter signs up for robotics like her big brother. (24:56)
  • Is it weird that Sal now has a high schooler?? The challenges he is now facing and how he has handled them. (26:43)
  • Instagram will restrict posts promoting weight-loss products or cosmetic surgery. (34:30)
  • Justin shares his ‘Uncle Rico’ almanac. (38:48)
  • Brain-controlled prosthetic hand to become reality. (42:56)
  • #Quah question #1 – I've seen many people claim that training arms every day will force them to grow. Some people even show good results. However, wouldn’t that be overtraining and send a signal to repair damage rather than build muscle? (44:51)
  • #Quah question #2 – What single exercise would each of you pick that would have the biggest corrective benefit for the general population? (52:34)
  • #Quah question #3 - How to overcome the “I’ll just start tomorrow” mentality when you have a bad moment or day? (58:36)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you give behind the scenes of making a podcast? (1:05:01)

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Sep 21, 2019
1123: The Game Changers Movie Review, Best Strategy to Lose Bodyfat AND Build Muscle Mass, the Value of Heart Rate Variability & MORE
01:32:52

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best strategy to lose body fat and build muscle mass, the weight training that endurance athletes should focus on, the value of heart rate variability, and what to do if you are in a slump.

  • The random hour with Mind Pump. (4:45)
  • The challenges of gamifying fitness. (7:43)
  • The power of your brain and losing weight in the process?? Just ask a grandmaster chess player. (15:14)
  • Recapping Justin coaching his first flag football ‘jamboree’ with his kids. (21:35)
  • How using cordyceps can increase stamina and help with heat accumulation. (27:14)
  • Mind Pump reviews The Game Changers documentary. (30:18)
  • J.J. Abrams signs an exclusivity deal with WarnerMedia reportedly worth $250 million: Will the future of the streaming wars be a la carte? (40:17)
  • Sal goes Vuori shopping. (46:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the best strategy to lose body fat and build muscle mass? Focus on body fat reduction first or a combination of both which seems difficult with a caloric restriction or surplus? (48:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Would it be better for an endurance athlete to focus on heavy weights/low reps and even plyo’s or light weights/higher reps? (59:56)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you discuss your opinions on heart rate variability and new trends tailoring to HRV? Is it valuable or a waste of time? (1:06:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you ever been in a slump in the gym or in life? If so, how did you get out of it? (1:20:23)

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Sep 20, 2019
1122: How to Build an Impressive Chest
01:01:32

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss everything you need to know to build and shape an impressive chest (Plus a workout!).

 

  • The function of the pec and its insertion points explained. (3:10)
  • The volume and load recommendations to build an impressive chest. (13:38)
  • The importance of developing a strong back when learning the bench press. (22:53)
  • The significance of priming before you perform any chest exercise. (33:21)
  • The MUST do/MOST effective exercises to build your chest. 
  • Barbell Bench Press. (35:50)
  • Incline Bench Press. (39:30)
  • Dips. (45:15)
  • Chest Flys. (46:55)
  • The ULTIMATE chest workout brought to you by the guys of Mind Pump: Frequency, training volume, exercises & MORE. (49:30)
  • Sal. (52:45)
  • Adam. (54:06)
  • Justin. (56:05)

 

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Sep 19, 2019
1121: When to Use Cheat Reps, Avoiding Sex to Keep Testosterone High, the Truth About Chiropractors & MORE
01:07:19

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how and when should one use “cheat” reps, how to adapt workouts to fit a physical job, avoiding sex or masturbation at least 5 days before a competition to keep testosterone high, and whether regular chiropractic adjustments help with improving mobility.

 

  • Adam and family take an unplanned trip to their favorite spot. (6:06)
  • Sal and Jessica take a hike to the Pinnacles. (9:02)
  • Catrina outfitting her companies’ new gym space using PRx + the guys' favorite way to workout. (11:06)
  • Comparing the macro profile of regular almonds to Skinny Dipped almonds. (15:52)
  • Settling an old debate between Sal and Adam: What is the greatest cinematic picture of all time? (18:15)
  • Why do we focus so heavily on high cholesterol in medicine? (21:35)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Mind, Explained’ on Netflix. (28:45)

 

  • A white couple gives birth to an Asian daughter after alleged fertility clinic mix-up. (35:36)

 

  • #Quah question #1 – How and when should you use cheat reps? (39:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – I have a fairly high labored intensive job that involves a lot of bending and lifting in front of me. How should I adapt my workout to fit my activity? Should I focus on pressing movements to counter the pulling I do at work? Or should I just stick to a balanced routine? (46:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a collegiate track and field athlete one of my coaches told us not to have sex or masturbate at least 5 days before a competition, because it would keep our testosterone high which would help us perform better. Is there truth to this? (52:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on chiropractors? Do regular adjustments help with improving mobility? (56:32)

 

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Sep 18, 2019
1120: Dan "Nitro" Clark
01:09:31

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin interview Dan "Nitro" Clark of American Gladiators fame. TV Host, Life Coach, Speaker, Former American Gladiator, NFL Alumni.

  • What made a kid from ‘The OC’ come to San Jose? (3:15)
  • HIs introduction to steroids. (7:30)
  • How he found ways to become bigger, faster, stronger on the outside after a tragic event in his early life. (10:23)
  • Finding the beauty in your scars. (12:37)
  • ‘The beautiful dream’ of how he became “Nitro” on American Gladiators. (15:00)
  • Why you didn’t want to mess with the ‘Gladiator’ mafia. (21:45)
  • The pros and cons of celebrity. (23:40)
  • Why he is a HUGE proppant of therapy. (27:00)
  • How he had to constantly reinvent himself post ‘Gladiator’ fame. (30:55)
  • The BIG health scare that shattered the existence of who he was. (34:02)
  • Why he is always ‘rekindling’. (43:25)
  • The greatest challenge he has had as a father. (45:18)
  • What changes did he make to his diet post heart attack? (48:50)
  • Why with every setback there is a chance to comeback and rise. (54:54)
  • What inspired his pivot into the podcasting space? (57:56)
  • Craziest drug story? (59:20)
  • Why he is a HUGE believer in stem cell therapy. (1:01:21)
  • Mind Pump’s curiosity surrounding the ‘tennis-ball’ gun. (1:05:30)

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Sep 16, 2019
1119: How to Spot a Bad Personal Trainer, the Hardest & Easiest Lifts, When & How to Get a Spotter When Lifting Heavy & MORE
01:46:28

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about easy ways to spot a bad personal trainer, asking for a spot when you want to lift heavy, which of the 3 powerlifting lifts were the most difficult and easy, and how their fitness careers began.

  • Mind Pump’s newest partner, Caldera Labs, and the importance of what you put on your skin. (4:05)
  • Beauty products are NO JOKE! (11:00)
  • What’s the deal with people that buy old cop cars and taxi cabs?? (13:09)
  • Adam’s first ‘moment of panic’ with his son. How the ‘parent instinct’ is a REAL thing. (17:10)
  • The pros and cons of blue light exposure for athletic performance & MORE. (28:31)
  • The 7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence and self-esteem. (31:45)
  • The value and potential issues of due process. Why we should never choose safety for freedom. (37:07)
  • The scary accuracies of personality tests. (43:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are easy ways to spot a bad personal trainer? (45:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – For a woman who lifts alone, should you just ask some random dude to spot you when you want to lift heavy? Is it weird or creepy? (52:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – Of the three major powerlifting lifts, which one did you have to work the hardest on to get stronger and which one was the easiest? (1:01:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – I would love to hear how each of your careers in fitness began. (1:15:45)

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Sep 14, 2019
1118: The Best Pre-Workout Supplements, How to Fix Boring Workouts, What to do Between Sets & MORE
01:14:30

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best pre-workout for someone who has a caffeine tolerance, how to make the most of your rest time during a workout, what to do (or not do) when you get bored with training, and whether macros should change during a deload week.

  • A good old fashioned ‘pure’ push. The benefits of coffee berry extract that can be found in Organifi products. (4:24)
  • Have there been things that their kids have picked up from their own behaviors that have come to bite them in the ass?? (7:35)
  • Mind Pump on the ‘vape’ hysteria. (13:57)
  • A review of the new ‘Dennis Rodman: For Better or Worse’ documentary and how he has influenced and impacted Adam’s life. (19:32)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Pursuit’ on Netflix. (30:23)
  • Bill Burr crushing it in his new special, ‘Paper Tiger’. (34:17)
  • The differences between grass-fed vs. grain-fed and how Butcher Box aims to provide a better health profile. (36:02)
  • #Quah question #1 – What pre-workout do you take and what do you recommend for someone who has a caffeine intolerance? (44:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you make the best of your rest time during a workout? (53:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you do or not do when you get bored with training? (1:00:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should macros change during a deload week? (1:08:57)

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Sep 13, 2019
1117: How to Build Amazing Shoulders
55:03

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin go into detail how to build amazing shoulders.

  • Shoulders: The MOST prized body part. (2:14)
  • Why do modern humans have such mobile shoulder joints? (3:31)
  • How whatever you don’t do, you don’t stay connected to: The importance of having a ‘functional’ shoulder girdle. (6:28)
  • Why are the shoulders such a ‘valued’ focal point for men and women? (18:56)
  • The different parts of the shoulder, what they are responsible for and what you may be neglecting. (20:38)
  • Why mobility is KEY to developing healthy/strong shoulders. (25:10)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite mobility exercises to build your range of motion. (30:31)
  • The ULTIMATE workout to build AMAZING shoulders: Exercises, rep ranges, frequency & MORE! (38:30)

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Sep 12, 2019
1116: The Relationship Between Strength & Endurance, the Best Exercises to Build Serratus Muscles, Flavored Sparkling Water vs. Diet Soda for Health & MORE
01:12:09

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about  the relationship between strength and endurance, go-to exercises for working the serratus, whether drinking “naturally flavored” seltzer water or sparkling water is any better than drinking diet soda, and  the importance of having hobbies that aren’t fitness or health-related and where to start if you don’t have any.

  • Why if you don’t have the right QUALITY, it’s just red light on your skin. The health benefits of companies like Joovv and red light therapy. (7:11)
  • The importance of looking at things through the RIGHT lens. (13:30)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update:
    • Adam celebrates his 20-year high school reunion. (16:40)
    • Justin’s sweeping rodent issue continues... (30:33)
    • Sal and Jessica visit San Francisco. (32:32)
  • The wide-ranging effects of cannabinoids and how supplementing with full-spectrum hemp products like NED can provide important health benefits. (34:30)
  • Mexico’s proposed new drug laws: Why the drug war will fail. (40:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the relationship between strength and endurance? Are they inversely related? Would it be possible to train both? (45:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your go-to exercises for working the serratus? (52:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is drinking “naturally flavored” seltzer water or sparkling water any better than drinking diet soda? (59:04)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the importance of having hobbies that aren’t fitness or health-related and where to start if you don’t have any? (1:02:45)

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Sep 11, 2019
1115: The Amazing Adventures of Tommy Caldwell, Star of Netflix's The Dawn Wall
01:18:58

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Tommy Caldwell, star of Netflix's The Dawn Wall. Tommy has had an amazing life filled with adventure and danger from the time he was a small child. Held hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan, overcoming a potentially career-ending accident and scaling the Dawn Wall of El Capitan are just of few of the stories he tells in this fascinating interview.

  • How rock climbers are their own filmmakers. (4:40)
  • What has been the impact of Dawn Wall? (8:20)
  • Finding strength in yourself: Tommy’s relationship with his father growing up and how he inherited his ‘joyful masochism’ mentality. (9:42)
  • The harrowing hostage situation he experienced while in Kyrgyzstan. (14:15)
  • The moral dilemma he experienced post escaping. (31:20)
  • When we think we are at our breaking point, we are not even close. (33:20)
  • What has the transition been like being in the public spotlight? (38:00)
  • The liberating feeling of taking away all expectations. The potentially career-ending accident he overcame. (39:00)
  • The differences between ‘big free wall’ climbing vs. regular rock climbing. (43:12)
  • How climbing a ‘big wall’ is like learning a second language. (45:30)
  • The adventure of a lifetime: His 7-year journey to ‘summit’ the Dawn Wall. (47:00)
  • Being addicted to the stimulus. (51:14)
  • The camaraderie amongst the climbing community. (52:29)
  • Does he find normal life boring? (56:20)
  • The different levels of ‘flow state’. (57:15)
  • The dangers and performance level attributes associated with climbing. (59:05)
  • The 3 climbing disciplines that will be in the 2020 Olympics. (1:03:35)
  • How does a climber survive financially? (1:05:30)
  • The bill and ‘becoming the messenger’ to protect the Arctic from drilling. (1:08:58)
  • The meaning behind his new film, Reel Rock 14. (1:11:56)
  • How did Netflix get ahold of The Dawn Wall? (1:14:12)

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Sep 09, 2019
1114: How to Improve Your Deadlift, Keys to a Better Sex Life, Diet Adjustments that Maximize Changes in Body Composition & MORE
01:08:49

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips for improving deadlifts, whether practicing a healthy lifestyle improves your sex life, whether diet breaks are necessary for body composition changes, and most awkward moments with clients.

  • How Organifi ‘Glow’ can be beneficial for your skin. (3:13)
  • Adam living the FULL ‘dad life’. (5:54)
  • How your children will BREAK your heart. (10:50)
  • Keeping it in the family. Study shows a rate of extreme inbreeding in the U.K. (14:27)
  • The mischievous nature of children. (16:00)
  • How our bodies evolved to receive nutrients through food and the challenges of getting them through a vegan diet. (20:10)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Diagnosis on Netflix + Our natural inclination to follow the crowd. (25:12)
  • Making the case that artificial sweeteners create ‘bad’ behaviors. (29:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your tips for improving deadlifts? Should I be changing the rep range? How often should I increase volume? (38:52)
  • #Quah question #2 – Does practicing a healthy lifestyle improve your sex life? If so, how? (46:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are diet breaks necessary or can long term consistency still get you body composition changes? (54:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – What have been some of your most awkward moments with clients? (59:40)

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People Mentioned

  • Andy Galpin (@drandygalpin) • Instagram
Sep 07, 2019
1113: How to Work Out When You are Run Down, the Best Time to Eat Carbs, Eating Disorders & Bodybuilding & MORE
01:16:03

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to train after a poor night of sleep, the benefits of simple and complex carbohydrates, whether someone who has suffered from an eating disorder should compete in bodybuilding, and fitness influencers who should go away.

 

  • Who is the most impulsive buyer at Mind Pump? (4:58)
  • That one time the guys at Mind Pump got hustled. (10:00)
  • Skinny Dipped almonds are popular amongst the college kids & MORE. (16:21)
  • Justin shares his experience playing pickup basketball. (19:03)
  • The popularity of the ‘being authentic’ movement: Feeding an agenda vs. producing what the consumer wants. (23:29)
  • Another study showing how BCAA’s are a waste of money. (33:29)
  • Making the case for the value of artificial sweeteners. (38:05)
  • How played out is Burning Man? (43:50)
  • Mind Pump bragging on themselves. (46:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – On days when you know you can’t perform at your fullest, because you aren’t fully recovered from things like a poor night of sleep. Should you just do mobility work or a lighter workout also ok? (48:18)
  • #Quah question #2 – I get a lot of clients believing the stay away from white simple carbs myth. Could you please explain the benefits simple white and complex carbohydrates and when it is beneficial to consume them? (53:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you think someone who had suffered from an eating disorder should compete in bodybuilding? (58:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you guys can pick one fitness influencer or personality that you would have shut up and go away forever, who would it be and why? (1:04:30)

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People Mentioned

  • Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne) - Instagram
  • Joe DeFranco (@defrancosgym) • Instagram
  • Ben Greenfield Fitness (@bengreenfieldfitness) • Instagram
  • Joey Swoll (@joeyswoll) • Instagram
  • Dan Bilzerian (@danbilzerian) • Instagram
Sep 06, 2019
1112: How to Get Started with Weight Training
01:01:04

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin detail how to get started with weight training, whether it is for yourself, a loved one, or a client.

  • What is resistance training? (3:05)
  • How does the body burn fat? (4:40)
  • How does one understand what goes into their caloric maintenance? (7:20)
  • Making the case that resistance training is the SUPERIOR form of exercise. (11:30)
  • The 6 basic types of human movements the average person should do to reap the benefits of resistance training. (21:35)
    • #1 – Picking things up off the floor. (25:19)
    • #2 – Squatting. (31:35)
    • #3 – Pressing or pushing things away from your head. (42:48)
    • #4 – Pulling. (47:00)
    • #5 – Rotating. (50:35)
    • #6 – Lunging. (51:35)
  • Don’t go into the gym to beat yourself up! Focus on practicing the skill. (52:40)
  • The belief that resistance training requires a lot of equipment. (56:57)

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Sep 05, 2019
1111: Building Legs with Cycling & Sprints, the Darkside of Eating Healthy & Training Hard, Where to Place Compound Lifts in Your Workout & MORE
01:07:43

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about adding cycling to a training regimen to help grow legs, whether being too dedicated to training and nutrition can actually impede progress, changing where you place compound lifts in your workout, and who would do best competing in American Ninja Warrior.

  • Mind Pump Weekend Update: 
    • Adam and Catrina take Maximus on their first family vacation. (6:21)
    • Sal and family make ‘the sauce’. (15:00)
    • Justin plays ‘babysitter’ + updates on the feral ‘rat’ cat. (24:15)
  • Is Adam turning into an essential oil guy? (26:00)
  • Sal ‘destroys’ the gym + the importance of consistency. (27:18)
  • What scares the guys most about aging? (34:00)
  • Sal recommends “Good Boys.” (37:40)
  • Is ‘Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD)’ a real thing now?? (39:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can adding cycling to your training help grow legs in any way? Or will it be detrimental? (45:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can being too dedicated to training and nutrition can actually impede progress? (50:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – When beginning your workout, do you always have a start your routine with the compound lifts? Can it be beneficial to save them for the middle or end of your workout? (59:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you had to compete in American Ninja Warrior who would win and what obstacle would each of you dominate in? (1:02:50)

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Sep 04, 2019
1110: Doug Bopst- From Felony to Fitness to Free
01:04:56

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin have an honest and heartfelt conversation with Doug Bopst. Incarcerated at 20, Doug has since been able to overcome self-destructive behavior and self-doubt by taking ownership of his life.

  • How Doug reached out to Mind Pump. (2:42)
  • “How I used drugs to escape my own life.” (4:25)
  • What was his relationship like with his parents and siblings growing up? (8:54)
  • The moment he knew he was going to be dead or rot in jail. (11:06)
  • The first time he felt someone gave him unconditional love. His journey from ‘victim to victor’ while in jail. (18:45)
  • What is the ‘workout culture’ like in prison? (24:33)
  • How he used his pain and turned it into motivation. (26:28)
  • The moment he decided to use fitness to change other people’s lives. (28:52)
  • His transition from bitterness to spirituality. (34:07)
  • His relationship with fitness and how he found his current significant other. (39:24)
  • What was his craziest drug story? (43:12)
  • “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” (45:17)
  • The role of having a spiritual practice and the impact it had on his purpose in life. (48:34)
  • What are his current business ventures? (53:54)
  • What has been the scariest experience of public speaking so far? (55:17)
  • Why you MUST never forgot where you came from. (56:32)
  • Why exercise and nutrition of two of the most important tools we have to battle drug addiction. (58:28)
  • His biggest insecurities surrounding relationships. (1:00:58)

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Sep 02, 2019
1109: Build Muscle & Strength with the Farmer's Walk, How to Cycle Between Cutting & Bulking, the Truth About Meal Replacement Shakes & MORE
01:34:14

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to cycle between cutting and bulking, the unseen benefits of the farmer’s walk, powder-based meal replacement shakes, and maintaining a healthy relationship with money

  • Sal shares his love for ‘simple’ candy. (5:40)
  • The importance of staying hydrated and the value of having a ‘vessel’ (like the new MIIR flasks) to carry around with you. (11:32)
  • How blue light affects our sleep and health. (19:03)
  • Justin has a CRAZY rat problem and landed on the best solution... (30:07)
  • The future of war is here! US issues cyber-attack on Iran. (34:08)
  • Why are the guys so excited for September 10th?? (37:14)
  • Schools implementing ‘phone-free’ policies, phone addiction, distracted kids, how we consume information & MORE. (40:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – How to know when you are ready to start a cut? What is the best way to cycle between cutting and bulking? (48:44)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some unseen benefits of the farmers' walk? (58:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on powder-based meal replacement shakes and the meal replacement concept? (1:05:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – You talk about the importance of one’s relationship with food and exercise, how does one maintain one with money? (1:12:06)

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Aug 31, 2019
1108: Using Yoga to Improve Mobility, What to do When Clients Don't Comply with Your Recommendations, Training Clients Who Don't Work Out on Their Own & MORE
01:20:01

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether simple yoga at home a few times a week is a good mobility plan, how to adjust a client’s macros when they are consistently non-compliant, how to train clients who do not work out on their own, and professions they value but could never do.

  • Why Dave Chappelle may be the greatest comedian of our generation. (4:50)
  • Mind Pump addressing the controversy over Sal’s ‘vegan’ post. (6:34)
  • The rise of smartphone technology and its connection to anxiety & depression. (15:45)
  • How the ‘influencer’ bubble may have already burst. (18:11)
  • Silicon Valley's Chinese-style social credit system. (20:34)
  • The ‘Wikipedia’ platform for businesses: How ‘Owler’ is making waves and gaining Adam’s attention. (23:30)
  • The science behind why ‘white noise’ helps us sleep better. (25:52)
  • Is a nuclear-powered car in our future? (29:13)
  • Mind Pump’s take on remakes: Should we update the classics for this new generation or leave them alone? (34:08)
  • Disney taking on the ‘binging’ model and will release episodes weekly. (40:35)
  • The impact of having strong relationships on your health. (42:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is simple yoga at home a few times a week a good mobility plan? (45:58)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you adjust your client's macros when they are consistently non-compliant? (55:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you train clients who do not want to workout on their own? (1:03:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's a profession that you value highly but could never do? (1:09:32)

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Aug 30, 2019
1107: How Going Vegan Can Make You Fat & Sick
53:58

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the benefits and pitfalls of veganism.

 

  • Is the vegan diet causing malnutrition in advanced nations? (3:50)
  • The history and origins of the vegan diet. (5:55)
  • The importance of NOT subscribing to a particular diet. (8:21)
  • Things to consider before going vegan. (11:13)
  • Who benefits from this influx of vegan propaganda? (16:15)
  • What’s BEST for the environment is what is BEST for ourselves. (21:37)
  • The health benefits of veganism. (25:15)
  • How these diets are popular due to the agricultural revolution. (30:40)
  • Why Mind Pump is focused on the 98%. (32:50)
  • How diets can become religious in nature. (37:15)
  • The unintended consequences of scare tactics by environmentalists. (42:00)
  • Do NOT push your agenda on everyone else + the importance of checking your ego at the door. (47:57)

 

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Aug 29, 2019
1106: Whole30 Review, the Nutritional Value of Fruits Compared to Vegetables, the Dangers of Microwaves & MORE
01:17:13

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about Whole30, whether vegetables and fruits carry equal weight when it comes to nutritional necessity, how to best spend an hour with high school weightlifters, and whether microwaves are safe or not.

  • Adam bringing back more fashion trends. (7:06)
  • #MindPumpKitchen has officially launched!! (10:20)
  • Sal and Justin recap their evening out with Chris D'Elia. How comedy plays a LARGE role in society. (13:12)
  • Will TikTok be the next Instagram?? (20:18)
  • Sal is FINALLY able to help his son with his homework. (22:20)
  • The importance of cleaning out the junk/clutter from your life. (23:20)
  • 2515 Hasbro acquires famed rap label Death Row Records. (25:15)
  • The fallout hits Gillette hard after their ‘toxic masculinity’ ads. (26:30)
  • Mind Pump’s touches the ‘third-rail’ on the current ‘Amazon Fire’. (27:11)
  • KFC has now entered the ‘planet based’ market. When will the pendulum swing back? (33:04)
  • 10 things you must consider before becoming an Uber/Lyft driver + are you safer in one than a taxi? (40:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on the Whole30? Have you put a client on it? (46:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do vegetables and fruits carry equal weight when it comes to nutritional necessity? It seems like they are always lumped together. (54:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you had one hour with a high school gym class and a weight room, what would you do with them? (1:01:36)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you use microwaves? After diving into Paul Chek’s work, we can’t help but hesitate each time we use one. (1:06:55)

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Aug 28, 2019
1105: How to Train for an Obstacle Course Race
59:11

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin break down what it takes to be a successful obstacle course racer and how to best train for a race.

  • The phenomena that is obstacle course racing (OCR): The history, origins, how it became popular, the value & MORE. (2:49)
  • How the struggle gives us meaning. (9:00)
  • What it takes to be a successful obstacle course racer. (13:30)
    • You MUST have endurance/stamina. (14:25)
    • The importance of having mental toughness/grit. (17:27)
    • How your grip connects you to everything else. (23:37)
    • The significance of practicing and strengthening your skills to build up your work capacity/durability. (28:43)
  • What does the ideal physique look like for an OCR athlete? (37:40)
  • How to program/train your body for an OCR. (40:36)
    • The importance of mobility. (43:19)
    • Building the foundation of strength. (45:07)
    • Using the running component to your benefit. (47:00) 
    • Create daily practices to toughen your body up. (49:30)
    • The value in testing yourself. (51:00)

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Aug 26, 2019
1104: How to Improve Grip Strength, Training After 40, the Importance of Getting Sweaty When Working Out & MORE
01:18:12

1104: How to Improve Grip Strength, Training After 40, the Importance of Getting Sweaty When Working Out & MORE

  • John Romano and Rich Gaspari invade Mind Pump HQ. (4:43)
  • How Mark Bell has won Adam over. (6:13)
  • Mind Pump gets a supplement offer from who??!! (7:35)
  • Is cocaine now legal in Mexico?? (15:35)
  • Virtue signaling at its finest when it comes to pollution and the environment. (19:33)
  • Is there a natural painkiller in your saliva?? (23:28)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Wayward Pines on Hulu and Mindhunter on Netflix. (27:27)
  • How Sal and his son are now bonding over his early childhood trauma of anime. (32:06)
  • Could cannabis be the key to curing pancreatic cancer? (34:31)
  • The evolution of Airbnb and the VRBO market. (37:27)
  • Too little, too late...Gillette shifts gears with their marketing strategy. (40:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you talk about the importance of grip strength training and how to improve grip? I find since my grip is weaker, it limits my deadlift and how long I can do heavy lunges. I don’t want to resort to wraps, but should I till I build a better grip? (43:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – How does your training change once you hit 40? Is it still possible to get into peak physical condition? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Since you started focusing more on health than aesthetics, how have your lives changed or improved? (1:03:24)
  • #Quah question #4 – Does getting sweaty mean you are getting good results? (1:12:10)

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Aug 24, 2019
1103: The Best Rest Period for Building Strength, Sumo vs. Conventional Deadlifts & High Bar vs. Low Bar Squats, the Dangers of Artificial Flavors & Sweeteners & MORE
01:24:56

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits or gains from conventional deadlifts vs sumo deadlifts, as well as high bar squats vs low bar squats, whether 3-5 minutes of rest is necessary for strength, the use of artificial colors and flavors in food and supplements and their bucket list items.

  • The massive infusion of investor capital by Vuori. The importance of laying down the foundation. [4:18]
  • Paul Chek has partnered with Organifi! (8:03)
  • How we almost lost Justin this past weekend in Tahoe. (10:53)
  • Why is Adam sleeping on the couch? (15:07)
  • The importance of documenting the early stages of your child’s life to retain memories. (18:40)
  • The value and potential future of boutique fitness studios. How fitness is a ‘fad’ driven business. [23:18]
  • Keanu Reeves is HOT!! Matrix 4 has been confirmed!! (38:47)
  • Is there a changing of the guard? Apple + is investing $6B in original content. The guys speculate on the future of streaming and the various platforms. (42:10)
  • #Quah question #1 - Do you get the same benefits or gains from conventional deadlifts and sumo deadlifts? And the same question for high bar squats and low bar squats? (51:42)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is 3-5 minutes of rest really necessary for strength? I feel it’s too long. I feel recovered around the 1:30-2 minute mark. (1:00:17)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are your guy's thoughts on the use of artificial colors and flavors in food and supplements (1:07:35)
  • #Quah question #4 - What are some of your bucket list items? (1:17:45)

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Aug 23, 2019
1102: The Best Exercises for Each Body Part
01:17:17

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin compile a list of the top 3 or 4 exercises for every body part.

  • What adaptation do you desire? The hierarchy of exercises for each major body part, the rules to determine them, falling into the ‘boredom’ trap & MORE. (1:58)
  • The MOST effective GENERAL exercises for developing strength, function, and aesthetics for each major body part. (14:20)
  • #1 – The Chest. (15:02)
  • #2 – The Back. (24:49)
  • #3 – The Shoulders. (36:50)
  • #4 – The Traps. (44:30)
  • #5 – The “show” muscle, aka Biceps. (47:32)
  • #6 – The Triceps. (52:42)
  • #7 – The Glutes. (56:17)
  • #8 – The Quads. (1:01:07)
  • #9 – The Hamstrings. (1:05:53)
  • #10 – The Calves. (1:09:27)
  • #11 – The Abs. (1:11:34)

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Aug 22, 2019
1101: Budget Sleep Hacks, Favorite Row Variations for Strength & Muscle Growth, Characteristics of People Who Adhere to Their Fitness & Health Goals & MORE
01:23:21

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about favorite row variations for strength and hypertrophy, characteristics or qualities that separate people who adhere to their fitness goals and health behaviors compared to those who don’t, the best investments to make to “sleep hack” on a budget, and influencers promoting an "all in" diet approach.

  • Sal recaps his grandfather's 88th birthday: Large family gatherings, nootropics & MORE. (5:14)
  • Will taxing red meat save lives and slow global warming?? The importance of looking at the whole picture. (12:02)
  • Harvard Medical School receives $9M dollar donation to support independent research on the science of cannabinoids. Guys’ talk the benefits and let you know the best products to use. (19:52)
  • Does fatherhood change your brain? New study + the latest updates from Adam on baby Maximus. (26:53)
  • How Disneyworld still has a nuclear permit to build a plant. (41:36)
  • The scam and hustle behind free car giveaways & MORE. (43:27)
  • Mind Pump Live & Mike Matthews: Get your tickets NOW to pick his business brain! (46:21)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your favorite row variations for strength, hypertrophy, etc.? (49:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – What characteristics or qualities do you think separate people who adhere to their fitness goals and health behaviors compared to those who don’t? Did you ever notice common traits in the clients you trained? (58:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – For people trying to sleep hack on a budget, what are the best investments to make? (1:07:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – I've been seeing a lot of this “all in” approach. Influencers are claiming they're doing it to gain control over extreme hunger and eventually get their body to a plateau to where their body is supposed to be naturally. (1:15:09)

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Aug 21, 2019
1100: The 7 Steps to Picking the Best Workout for You
57:20

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go over seven steps that will help you pick the best workout based on your experience, goals and available equipment.

  • What workout is best for me?? Mind Pump directs the masses in the RIGHT direction with 7 steps to consider. (3:22)
  • #1 - What is your CURRENT experience and what are you doing NOW? (4:55)
  • #2 – Understanding your own SPECIFIC goals. (14:47)
  • #3 – Being ‘mobility’ minded. (20:48)
  • #4 – How many days a week you can REALISTICALLY commit to the gym FOREVER? (31:32)
  • #5 – Does the workout make you feel beat up or motivated when you leave? (40:42)
  • #6 - How much TIME can you dedicate to the workout? (42:21)
  • #7 – What ACCESS to equipment do you have? (45:52)
  • Constructive takeaways on what a routine should look like for you. (50:10)

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Aug 19, 2019
1099: How to Transition from Macro Counting to Intuitive Eating, The Truth About the Impossible Burger & Engineered Plant-Based Meats, Training People with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia & MORE
01:16:34

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best approach to transitioning from macro counting to unconscious competence with respect to eating, competitors & influencers coming out about binge eating and gaining excessive weight, engineered plant based meats,  and programming for people with health issues such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.

  • The guys talk all things bathroom etiquette. (5:02)
  • How Justin used the Organifi ‘Immunity’ to nip his potential cold in the butt before his anniversary. (10:30)
  • Sal’s work out with ‘The Beast’, aka Doug. (14:46)
  • More updates on the Epstein suicide ‘conspiracy’. (16:38)
  • How aged garlic extract can slash heart disease risk. (24:02)
  • More recipes from the ‘Schafer Kitchen’ brought to you by Butcher Box and Kettle & Fire. (26:02)
  • Nike making BRILLANT moves again...Launching sneaker subscription service for kids. (28:16)
  • Weight Watchers launches a weight loss app for kids. Good or bad approach? (33:06)
  • The growing market for direct to consumer sperm storage banks. (37:07)
  • Mind Pump Live with special guest Mike Matthews. Get your tickets today! (40:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best approach to transitioning from macro counting to the 4th stage of unconscious competence? (42:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you guys think of the recent trend of many competitors & influencers coming out about issues with binge eating and gaining excessive weight? (55:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you all think about the engineered plant-based meat everyone is talking about? Is it truly healthier for you? (1:03:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What type of programming would you recommend for people with health issues such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia? (1:06:32)

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Aug 17, 2019
1098: Lifting with Chains, How Strength Training Slows Aging, the Pros & Cons of Minimalist Shoes & MORE
01:17:59

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to use chains in the gym, whether strength training can be the solution to many of the ailments that often accompany aging, the benefit of stretching before or after lifting heavy, and the value of minimalist shoes for someone trying to correct mobility issues in ankles and hips.

  • Why we don’t actually WANT everything. The wisdom of spiritual teachings and having a sense of meaning. (4:37)
  • Is there any value to tarot cards? (13:30)
  • The one-time Justin was into D & D and how being a nerd today is cool. (18:20)
  • PRx now has a camouflage squat rack + the benefits of sandbag training. (23:12)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Westside vs. The World on Netflix. (28:15)
  • How kids continue to challenge you. (32:18)
  • What the guys do that drive their partner crazy? (38:02)
  • The connection between Justin and Jeffrey Epstein?? (42:02)
  • The Oprah of podcasting. Will we see Joe Rogan moderate a Presidential Debate?? (44:07)
  • Why are heart attacks becoming more and more common amongst our youth? (46:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you use chains in the gym without looking and sounding like an idiot? (51:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – Thoughts on sick aging phenotype as described by Dr. Jon Sullivan in his book Barbell Prescription? Would you guys buy into the idea that strength training can be the solution to so many aliments that accompany aging? (57:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should you stretch before you lift or it more beneficial to stretch after lifting heavy weights if you have tight muscles? (1:06:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on minimalist barefoot shoes, especially for someone trying to correct mobility issues in their ankles and hips? (1:08:40)

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Aug 16, 2019
1097: Which Diet is Best for You?
55:26

With so many popular diets, how do you choose the best one for you? In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin review four of the most popular and who should do which.

 

  • The many ways to approach nutrition + how to determine what diet is best for you? (2:08)
  • #1 - The Paleo Diet: The origins, science behind it, pros and cons & MORE. (4:32)
  • #2 – The Ketogenic Diet: The origins, science behind it, pros and cons & MORE. (14:45)
  • #3 – The Carnivore Diet: How did it become popular, pros and cons & MORE. (29:55)
  • #4 – The Vegan Diet: The origins, pros, and cons & MORE. (40:00)
  • Who should do these diets and who should avoid them? (48:15)

 

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Aug 15, 2019
1096: Weight Watchers Review, Training for Multiple Adaptations in a Single Workout, the Best Training Program for Children & Teens & MORE
01:35:32

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training certain body parts for strength while training other body parts with higher reps and lower weight in the same workout, the pros and cons of Weight Watchers, applying MAPS programs to children or teens, and how they met their partners.

  • How Justin is ‘Wreck it Ralph’. (6:07)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update: Adam attends his friend’s daughter’s first birthday, makes the ultimate Butcher Box ‘pork butt’ crockpot meal, updates on his ‘cabin fever’ & MORE. (7:48)
  • Mind Pump Conspiracy Hour: Jeffrey Epstein's suicide, first human-monkey chimeras developed in China, water bears on the moon & MORE. (15:35)
  • How the ChiliPad has been a lifesaver for the guys. (30:35)
  • Justin takes the family out to the 49ers game and gets the VIP treatment. (33:47)
  • Sal and Jessica visit baby Maximus. (35:40)
  • Sal has McDonald’s French fries for the first time in 10 years! (40:42)
  • The unwritten code behind how retailers price tag codes. (42:19)
  • How Amazon is now targeting influencers. (43:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is it ever appropriate to train certain body parts for strength while training other body parts with higher reps and lower weight? Or should your whole body be on the same style of training? (47:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is your opinion on Weight Watchers? (54:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you apply your MAPS Programs to children and teens? (1:00:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – How did each of you meet your partners and how has your impression of them changed since you met them to now? (1:08:34)

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Aug 14, 2019
1095: How to Break Through a Plateau
56:51

Hitting a training or diet plateau is frustrating. In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go into detail how to break through plateaus and how to avoid them altogether.

  • The frustration of hitting a plateau. (3:03)
  • Don’t be so hard on yourself! (6:10)
  • How would you define a plateau? The importance of looking at the WHOLE picture. (7:51)
  • Some of the reasons your body may by plateauing and what you can do about it. (16:14)
  • The concept of ‘perpetual’ progress in breaking through a plateau. (51:30)

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Aug 12, 2019
1094: How to Lose Stubborn Body Fat, What an Ideal Rest Day Looks Like, Non-Negotiables in Relationships & MORE
01:38:31

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how lose fat from areas that don't seem to respond, what exactly defines an ideal rest day, non-negotiables for both romantic and platonic relationships, and how they practice spirituality. 

  • Why Adam must be super high when watching shows recommended by Sal. (5:30)
  • How Justin is on a ‘cult-watch’. How we put all the blame on the leader and put no responsibility on the people who FOLLOW. (7:51)
  • A Mind Pump Rant: Free Markets vs. Socialism. (13:34)
  • Arizona Tea maker enters the cannabis market. How all the ‘big dogs’ are getting into the market. (22:17)
  • Updates on Adam’s testosterone levels after Maximus using the Everly Well tests + when to test your hormones if a health/fitness enthusiast. (27:40)
  • Is the significant other in the house when you have your ‘private time with yourself’? (32:02)
  • Human breast milk may help babies tell time via circadian signals from mom. (37:43)
  • How the guys use the Skinny Dipped almonds to curb the ‘sweet tooth’ with their kids and themselves. (40:03)
  • Kraft Heinz stock hits all-time low + the guys remanence on their favorite ‘fast food’. (41:19)
  • How Disney is a powerhouse and is showing no signs of slowing down. (46:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – I want to lose body fat in my legs, primarily my thighs, where all my weight goes. Should I give squats a rest and focus on deadlifts? My ideal is strong, yet lean legs. My upper body and core respond well, but my lower half is always difficult to sculpt. (49:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you consider a rest day? Is it a day without weights, cardio or both? (58:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is a non-negotiable for each of you when it comes to interpersonal relationships for platonic and romantic? (1:08:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you guys practice spirituality even though you may not be religious? (1:20:44)

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Aug 10, 2019
1093: How Building Strength Improves Aesthetics, Lifting Cues that Work, the Meaning of Stay Authentic & MORE
01:42:38

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best lifting cues to help clients (or self) use proper form, how to convince someone to build strength rather than prioritizing aesthetics, the changes experienced when becoming a dad and what Stay Authentic means to the Mind Pump team.

  • Mind Pump Recommends the Jordan Harbinger Show with Moby. (5:38)
  • Mind Pump reminiscences on video games of the past. (8:18)
  • Why we must make being a great dad ‘cool’ again. (12:33)
  • Statistics of millionaires in the United States: How our perceptions are usually off from reality. (25:10)
  • How cordyceps improve endurance performance. (33:22)
  • Vuori just dropped their Fall Collection! (35:06)
  • How Sal could have bumped into Britney Spears + our obsession with celebrity. (36:03)
  • Mind Pump Recommends “The Boys” on Amazon Prime Video. (41:19)
  • Updates on Bill & Ted 3. (43:12)
  • Why when you say something ‘unpopular’ it is better to double down and not retract. (44:25)
  • The tide is already starting to change...22 percent of millennials say they have “no friends.” (45:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – What have been some of the best cues you have found to work for the majority of your clients? (52:51)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would the conversation look like for you guys if you were trying to convince a female client (with a decent amount of training experience) to focus on building strength through the squat, deadlift and bench press with a side effect of improving aesthetics rather than focusing way too much on looks? (1:05:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Justin and Sal, what are the biggest developments you saw as a person when you became a dad? Did you feel Adam was missing some of the characteristics you developed as a parent? Adam, after Maximus’ birth did you notice any immediate changes in yourself? (1:16:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – What does ‘Stay Authentic’ mean to each of you? (1:33:28)

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Aug 09, 2019
1092: The 3 Things You Must Do if You are a Hardgainer
59:25

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin reveal the three things you must do if you are a "hardgainer" and are having difficulty putting on muscle.

  • How the fitness industry shows NO LOVE for the hardgainer. (3:19)
  • #1 – EAT MORE FOOD + The strategies you can implement TODAY to gain size the RIGHT way. (10:43)
  • #2 – HAVE THE PROPER WORKOUT ROUTINE + The concept of leaving ‘two in the tank’. (19:27)
  • #3 – PROPER SLEEP AS A TOOL TO GAIN MUSCLE. (39:55)
  • The importance of tracking your ‘volume of training’ to avoid plateaus. (46:11)
  • Why you MUST be consistent and NOT get discouraged by the scale. (51:32)
  • Don’t get stuck in a particular rep range. (54:13)

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Aug 08, 2019
1091: Pros & Cons of Training Like a Powerlifter vs Bodybuilder, How & When to Deload, the Pros & Cons of Ab Machines & MORE
01:17:27

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the pros and cons of a powerlifting type approach to training vs a bodybuilder type approach to training,  the pros and cons of ab machines, when and how often you should do a deload week, and whether sore or painful hip flexors are a sign of a mobility lapse or of overuse.

  • How Sal used the full-spectrum hemp oil from NED to relax his body and mind after long days with the family at Disneyland/Universal Studios. (5:30)
  • Updates on ‘Dad’ life with Adam. (18:40)
  • California limits full-contact practices for youth football. How sports are physical and we cannot make everything safe. (26:21)
  • Video games and activity with our youth: Connecting the dots for themselves when it comes to screen usage, eye strain, and sleep. (32:06)
  • Tool is NOW on Spotify and Justin/Adam are excited about it! (38:07)
  • Can our grandparent's past trauma be passed on to their children and grandchildren?? (42:56)
  • #Quah questions #1 – What are the pros and cons to a powerlifting type approach to training to a bodybuilder type approach to training? (46:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the pros and cons of ab machines? Would they have any benefit due to the resistance you can add or no real benefit because they’re a machine that cannot fit everyone's body? (1:00:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you recommend for a deload week and how often should you do one? (1:04:53)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are sore or painful hip flexors a sign of a mobility lapse or of overuse? What exercises would you recommend to ameliorate? (1:11:19)

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Aug 07, 2019
1090: Laurie King
01:58:40

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Laurie King, blogger, nutrition coach and soon to be podcaster.

  • The MASSIVE responsibility of being a parent, how your words become a child's inner voice, the coddling of the human mind & MORE. (3:48)
  • What drove her into fitness? (13:37)
  • How CrossFit was a natural replacement for her addictive personality. (16:00)
  • Her journey coming off hormonal birth control and what came from it. (19:21)
  • Her coaching style and why she may not be everyone’s cup of tea. (29:25)
  • The importance of finding the RIGHT doctor for you. (35:00)
  • What are some common signs that you may be doing too much? (37:49)
  • Her take on supplementing with bioidentical hormones to make yourself feel better? (40:19)
  • Practices she implements to reduce stress. (42:54)
  • What percentage of her clientele does CrossFit? Why most of us aren’t doing what we SHOULD be doing. (46:44)
  • How putting her body in a ‘dumpster bucket’ has made her a better coach. (53:27)
  • The important conversation of naturally balancing your hormones vs. going the medical route to achieve your best quality of life. (1:00:40)
  • Why women and men should NOT eat and train the same. (1:13:57)
  • What are some strategies and techniques to modify ‘unhealthy’ behaviors? (1:22:30)
  • The concept of acceptance. (1:30:57)
  • How everything is interconnected and education always wins. (1:39:50)
  • Understanding when to leave things in professional's hands: Test, don’t guess. (1:45:00)
  • What is in the future for LCK? (1:52:09)

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Aug 05, 2019
1089: Late Night Eating & Weight Gain, Favorite Lateral & Rotational Exercises, Obesity as a Disability & MORE
01:20:30

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about eating late at night and weight gain, favorite lateral and rotational exercises, the importance of back extensions for developing a balanced core, and obesity as a disability. 

  • Who out of the Mind Pump crew does the least number of dishes? The proper way to clean, put them away & MORE. (4:46)
  • Why celebrities are the worst at virtue signaling. How over 114 private jets were scheduled to arrive at Google’s Summit on climate change! (14:45)
  • Mind Pump’s Biggest Giveaway EVER!! Up to $2000 value! Visit their Instagram page Friday 8/2 for the details. (18:02)
  • The value of Joovv red light therapy to help improve Infant jaundice, skin, hair loss & MORE.  (19:45)
  • The maker of popular selfie app Facetune just landed $135 million at a unicorn valuation. (26:27)
  • The next big thing in toy design for this new ‘Instagram’ era. (29:50)
  • Over 1 in 4 delivery drivers confess to having tried your food, study claims. (34:40)
  • Why these social media mastermind groups MUST STOP! Will this bubble ever burst or simply evolve and grow? (38:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – Thoughts on eating late at night in terms of weight gain? Should you avoid eating after a certain time before you sleep? Especially if you work out in the morning? (46:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your favorite lateral and rotational exercises? What are the benefits? (53:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – When developing the core, how much importance is attributed to doing back extensions? When I first joined a gym one trainer pointed out we should equally train back extensions with regular sit-ups to develop a balanced core. Also, what is the importance of proper breathing to developing the core? (1:03:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – Thoughts on obesity as a disability article? (1:11:26)

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Aug 03, 2019
1088: How to Determine the Best Weight for Each Set, Steps for Recovery After Working Out Too Hard, Ways to Develop Good Food Habits in Children & MORE
01:25:02

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about specializing in a specific type of training, the benefits and detriments of dropping weight each set, adding weight each set or using the same weight for all sets, how to "treat" kids with food, and steps for recovery after going too hard in a workout.

  • Mind Pump Recommends the Jordan Harbinger Show Deep Dive: What to do when your purpose starts to suck. (4:43)
  • Is there a market for ‘party’ drugs? (6:55)
  • What supplements do the guys use on a consistent basis? (9:15)
  • Why giving up meat won’t have much effect on the environment. The importance of looking at the WHOLE picture. (13:17)
  • New research casts doubt on the safety of the world’s most popular artificial sweetener. (19:24)
  • The binging of social media and would Government involvement be beneficial? (24:55)
  • Why there will always be someone taking advantage of the system + the value of higher education. (28:40)
  • Is mobility on the horizon for Sal?? (38:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – Did any of you have a desire to specialize in a certain kind of training? And if so, how did your careers change when most people seem to want to lose weight and gain muscle? (49:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits or detriments of dropping weight each set, adding weight each set or using the same weight for all sets? (59:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you guys approach treating your kids with food or do you do it at all? For example, going out for ice cream after a game or on a trip? How do you still communicate good food relationships and not risk developing poor habits? (1:04:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are each of your steps for recovery after going too hard in a workout? (1:11:19)

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Aug 02, 2019
1087: Is Mobility Overrated?
54:18

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the debate among fitness experts regarding the importance of mobility and go over seven foundational movements that every human should be able to perform.

  • Mind Pump here to blur the lines and separate the two camps: Strength side vs. Mobility side. (2:46)
  • Why the human race would benefit from GOOD functioning patterns. (7:55)
  • Why mobility work is so important in unlocking the skills to achieve foundational movements. (11:51)
  • The 7 functional human movement patterns you SHOULD be able to do to MAXIMIZE your quality of life. (18:10)
  • Why mobility is so effective? More important rather than just doing the basic exercises? (24:20)
  • How your body is an adaptation machine: If you don’t practice a skill, you lose it! (30:10)
  • How mobility is a balance between flexibility, strength, stability and recruitment patterns. (38:22)
  • The benefits of full ranges of motion to build a better functioning body. (43:00)
  • Why going extreme on either side is unhealthy and gets you nowhere. (44:50)
  • Why the AVERAGE person can benefit from both sides of training. (50:28)

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Aug 01, 2019
1086: The Impact of Food Quality on Muscle Growth, How Aging Affects Fitness, Leg Press vs. Barbell Squats & MORE
01:22:12

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why people can leg press a much higher weight than they can barbell squat, whether poor food choices slow down the amount of muscle you build, how getting older affects progress in the gym, and whether there is any validity to “health at any size.”

  • The GAME-CHANGING benefits of the ChiliPad ‘Ooler’. (4:49)
  • How Justin enjoyed the ‘comedy’ of the Twilight series. (11:50)
  • Recapping the Mind Pump Live event in Seattle, WA. (14:28)
  • Anti-manspreading chair designer receives 'backlash'. How memes are today’s political cartoons. (23:18)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Great Hack’ on Netflix. How people are NOT that hard to manipulate. (26:27)
  • How the times have truly changed... Teen 'Fortnite' champion won more than Tiger Woods at the Masters. (38:47)
  • What is good leadership all about? (42:44)
  • Mind Pump sends their deepest condolences and prayers to all affected by the Gilroy Garlic Festival tragedy. (44:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why can I leg press a much higher weight than they can barbell squat? (46:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do poor food choices slow down the amount of muscle you build for the hard gainer? Or does it not really matter as long as you hit your surplus calories? (55:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you are over 40 years old and train, you get better and stronger but are still getting older. How does getting older affect your progress in getting fitter? (1:05:17)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on the whole body positive, fat acceptance movement? Do you believe it’s a step in the right direction for self-acceptance or is it normalizing eating disorders and obesity? Do you believe there is any validity to “health at any size”? (1:12:08)

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Jul 31, 2019
1085: Build an Amazing Body with No Gym
53:26

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss how you can build an impressive body even if you don't have access to a gym, barbells or dumbbells.

  • Busting the common myth that you can’t build a great physique without access to a lot of equipment. (1:49)
  • How to scale exercises to keep you in those challenging rep ranges. (10:05)
  • The importance of correctional movements to progress and prevent injuries. (14:43)
  • The significance of the AMP sessions. (19:26)
  • The difficulty of working out at home without equipment. (23:00)
  • The KEY equipment needed for MAPS Anywhere + the importance of injury prevention. (24:50)
  • The biggest barriers from keeping people from working out consistently. (29:42)
  • The value of adding MAPS Anywhere to your current training routine. (33:40)
  • Breaking down all aspects of MAPS Anywhere. (38:30)
  • Don’t let the fact that you travel a lot or have limited access to a gym from preventing you from reaching your fitness goals. (42:15)
  • What exercises SHOULD you include in your routine if working out from home or on the road? (43:30)

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Jul 29, 2019
1084: How to Get Underactive Muscles to Fire & Build, the Best Substitutes for Squats & Deadlifts, How to Lift When Experiencing Shoulder Issues & MORE
01:19:26

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best substitutes for deadlifts and squats for someone with severe lower back problems, using a landmine press rather than an overhead press when dealing with shoulder issues, uneven activation of muscle groups, and if it is necessary to be in good shape before becoming a trainer.

  • If you were wondering why there was a dip in energy at Mind Pump HQ, have no fear they are stocked back up of Organifi Pure. (3:32)
  • Solo ‘cholo’: Justin shares his experiences while his family is out of town. (4:42)
  • Kids being little shits. (12:43)
  • How humans have evolved to be fat. (14:35)
  •  Jeremy Buendia in HOT water. The important lesson of separating the person from what they do for a living. (15:24)
  • How the conspiracies involving Jeffrey Epstein are coming to life! (24:22)
  • Mind Pump Recommends ‘The Loudest Voice’ on Showtime. How politics are NASTY. (28:38)
  • Mind Pump Live: Presented by Skinny Dipped continues on to Seattle. (32:12)
  • The story behind how this man has survived eating only pizza for 25 years. How this highlights the aspects of human complexity. (34:10)
  • Who’s excited for Super Size Me 2??!! (39:17)
  • Sal tries Chick-fil-A for the first time! What’s the consensus? (41:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best substitutes for deadlifts and squats for someone with severe lower back problems? (44:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on using a landmine press rather than an overhead press when dealing with shoulder issues? (54:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you address an uneven activation of muscle groups? For example, my right lat is activating more fully than my left during some pulling exercises. How do you catch the weaker side up while avoiding perpetuating the issue? (1:02:23)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you think you have to be in good shape before you become a trainer? (1:08:55)

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Jul 27, 2019
1083: The Impact of Stress on Muscle Building, Tips for Becoming an Online Trainer, Ways to Overcome a Mental Crash & MORE
01:15:23

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the importance of being in a parasympathetic state for maximal muscle building, whether the online training market is saturated, what causes the mental crash people get post competition, and the next Mind Pump Crew challenge .

  • Mind Pump Recommends the Jordan Harbinger Show with Howie Mandel. (3:55)
  • Adam has a case of the ‘dad brain’. (5:33)
  • How Maximus has a better shoe collection than most. (6:44)
  • Butcher Box’s CRAZY Summer “burger patties” promotion. Get it while it lasts! (9:45)
  • Do you like orgasms? Why having persistent genital arousal disorder may have you thinking otherwise. (12:00)
  • How will Snapchat monetize its Gen Z users? (16:16)
  • Why there is no such thing as BAD publicity. Macy's pulls product after complaints of body shaming. (18:30)
  • How many times can they re-brand and make Yoga cool?? Enter ‘Rage Yoga’. (22:25)
  • What are the most valuable sports franchises? (27:42)
  • A new way to shut down cancer cells' ability to consume glucose: study. Why fasting MAY be more effective than going ‘keto’. (32:48)
  • Mind Pump’s thoughts on 5G. (38:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – How important is it to be in a parasympathetic state during the day other than your workout for maximal muscle building? (44:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is online training worth getting into at this time or is it saturated? (53:18)
  • #Quah question #3 - What causes the mental crash people get post-competition? What are the ways to cope with it? (1:00:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are you guys going to do another challenge with the Mind Pump Crew? (1:07:40)

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Jul 26, 2019
1082: The Truth About Beachbody®
49:27

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin address the controversy they stirred up on a recent Quah about Beachbody and go into greater depth about what they feel is the good, bad and ugly with respect to their programs. 

  • Mind Pump ruffling feathers for the sake of integrity & transparency. (2:20)
  • Why is Beachbody a household name? What are they doing RIGHT? (5:35)
  • Beachbody = Processed Food of Health. (12:50)
  • How the value of their workouts is based on YOUR experience level. (16:30)
  • The raw truth review of Body Beast. (20:00)
  • The raw truth review of P90X and Insanity. (23:25)
  • How the average person places the value of their work out on the calories burned. (26:40)
  • Why is multi-level marketing (MLM) so easy to pray on when it comes to the fitness space? (28:38)
  • How Mind Pump is DIFFERENT from Beachbody when it comes to their marketing strategy. (34:50)
  • The steps to achieve LONG TERM successful results. (36:21)
  • Why Beachbody programs are NOTHING to be excited about. How Mind Pump WILL WIN. (44:21)

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Jul 25, 2019
1081: The Pros & Cons of Foam Rolling, Training & Nutrition for Combat Sports, the First Steps to Becoming a Leader & MORE
01:27:32

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether foam rolling actually helps or is a short-term solution, training and nutrition for combat sports such as boxing and MMA, whether people who want to lead other people must first develop themselves as a leader or learn to be a team player, and how they would train their co-hosts.

  • The value of the OTHER cannabinoids of the cannabis planet + the reason why companies like NED are so beneficial. (5:03)
  • Mind Pump Live event recap from Denver. (14:30)
  • Vuori is CRUSHING! (23:25)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Revolution Health Radio: A New Understanding of SIBO and IBS, with Mark Pimentel. (25:39)
  • South Park, Crank Yankers, Jerky Boys and their importance to media. (29:57)
  • Pampers gets into the ‘wearables’ market. (34:48)
  • Updates on the life of Baby Maximus. (36:57)
  • How companies are CASHING IN on the viral trends. (40:43)
  • 'Avengers: Endgame' passes 'Avatar' to become the highest-grossing film ever + how Disney is taking over the world! (42:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does foam rolling actually help or is it more of a short-term solution? How about the vibrating foam roller? (45:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you approach your training and nutrition for combat sports such as boxing or MMA? (57:09)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should an individual who wants to lead other people first develop themselves as a leader or learn to be a team player first? (1:07:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – If one of the other guys put you in complete charge of their programming for 12 weeks, how would that look? You get to pick their goals. (1:18:30)

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Jul 24, 2019
1080: 21 Commandments of Gym Etiquette
54:48

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the 21 Commandments of gym etiquette, what thou shall and shall not do to be a good gym citizen.

  • Teaching proper gym etiquette: The 21 Gym Commandments everyone NEEDS to follow. (1:42)
  • #1 – Bring a towel! (2:56)
  • #2 – Wear deodorant. (6:44)
  • #3 – Hand dryers are for hands ONLY! (9:37)
  • #4 – The order you put your clothes on. (12:06)
  • #5 – Put your weights away. (13:30)
  • #6 – Don’t be that person who shaves in the jacuzzi. (19:47)
  • #7 – Proper pool etiquette. (21:15)
  • #8 –Don’t do karate between sets. (22:23)
  • #9 – Taking up all the equipment for yourself. (24:40)
  • #10 – Doing curls/rows directly in front of the dumbbell rack. (26:10)
  • #11 – Don’t drop your weights. (28:18)
  • #12 – Misusing the intent of the gym equipment. (31:12) 
  • #13 – Please no texting or reading on the equipment. (34:00)
  • #14 – Men stop wearing spandex. (35:21)
  • #15 – When to let people ‘work in’. (35:57)
  • #16 – Couples “working out” together. (39:27)
  • #17 – Teaching trainers how to spot properly. (40:20)
  • #18 – Please wear underwear if you are wearing short shorts. (41:50)
  • #19 – The proper attire for women. (42:50)
  • #20 – Please don’t ‘jerk off’ in the shower. (47:11)
  • #21 –The shower is NOT the bathroom. (47:39)

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Jul 22, 2019
1079: How to Activate Muscles by Flexing, the Pros & Cons of Open Chain vs. Closed Chain Exercises, the Future of Peloton & Other Streaming At-Home Workouts & MORE
01:21:02

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about activating muscles by flexing them before compound lifts, the difference in stimuli, physically and cognitively, between open chain and closed chain exercises, if it is normal for joints to hurt after lifting, and Peloton and other streaming at-home workouts.

  • How having kids tends to change your perspective on the relationship with your family, disciplining your kids & MORE. (3:52)
  • Four Sigmatic Special Coffee Offer for Mind Pump listeners!! (15:50)
  • The importance of adjusting intensity: How the USWNT used innovative period tracking to help player performance at the World Cup. (17:23)
  • Conspiracy Theory Hour: US Government weaponized ticks and other insects, Lyme disease on Plum Island & MORE. (22:54)
  • The guilty till proven innocent era we currently live in...' Mr. Olympia' Shawn Rhoden charged with rape, eligibility revoked. (29:58)
  • Shame on us! Is the trending FaceApp a massive security risk??!! (33:07)
  • Jeffrey Epstein and the utility of fake billions. (36:00)
  • Competition is heating up in streaming land! Netflix numbers declining, the future of streaming platforms & MORE. (37:47)
  • Things are getting out of control! ‘Manholes’ to become ‘Maintenance Holes’ in Berkeley, CA. (44:57)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you activate a muscle by flexing it before compound lifts? (46:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you expand on the difference in stimuli, physically and cognitively, between open chain and closed chain exercises? What are the pros and cons of each and should you stick to one or the other during a workout? (53:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – It is normal for all my joints to hurt after I lift? I know there should be inflammation with my muscles and possibly my joints, but I feel it mainly in my joints the day after. Specifically, my knees and shoulders. Could it be due to years of running track as a teen? (1:02:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on Peloton and other streaming at-home workouts? How long before VR compatible treadmills and rowers? (1:07:21)

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Jul 20, 2019
1078: 3 Things a Hardgainer Must Do to Put on Muscle Size, How to Design an Effective Full-Body Landmine Workout, the Pros & Cons of Maintaining Single Digit Bodyfat Year-Round & MORE
01:51:26

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to maintain single-digit body fat year-round without tanking metabolism and throwing hormones out of whack, exercises to include in a full-body workout with the landmine, the best way for a hard gainer to break plateaus and gain lean mass, and their lowest moments in the fitness industry.

  • Mind Pump recommends The Jordan Harbinger Podcast with Matthew Schrier. (4:52)
  • Sal gets the PERFECT gift for Adam with a bilingual twist... (6:18)
  • It’s like opening a present! Justin shares the story of his emergency root canal surgery + the benefits of protein powders in a pinch from Organifi. (8:16)
  • A substance found in spinach should be banned for athletes, according to new research. (16:26)
  • Is nanotechnology the next big breakthrough to revolutionize medicine and human biology? (25:45)
  • Justin and family see Great White Sharks in their own backyard + the most dangerous animals in nature. (29:48)
  • In more terrifying news... A super fungus that kills nearly half its victims in 90 days has spread globally. (37:17)
  • Nike making golf cool again. (39:05)
  • How the FaceApp has infiltrated Mind Pump HQ + how old people date. (44:05)
  • How Sal has convinced his dad to go the grass-fed meat route + the latest promotion from Butcher Box. (47:27)
  • Is free will just an illusion?? Are we in control of our own destiny? (50:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is it possible to naturally maintain single-digit body fat year-round without tanking your metabolism and throwing your hormones out of whack? (54:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – The landmine seems to be a versatile piece of equipment. What exercises would you include to design a full-body workout with a landmine? (1:07:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the best way for a hard gainer to not only break plateaus but gain lean mass? (1:14:53)
  • #Quah question #4 – We have heard of some of your highest moments as trainers and how you have impacted so many people. Could you share some of your lowest moments? Maybe one that almost had you walk away from the industry altogether? (1:22:07)

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Jul 19, 2019
1077: The 7 Deadly Fitness Lies Sold to Women
55:38

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin expose seven lies the fitness industry continues to tell women.

  • How there are certain things that should DIE in the fitness industry: The 7 deadly fitness lies that are sold to women. (2:27)
  • Lie #1 – That heavy weights build ‘bulky’ bodies and light weights/high reps build ‘toned’ bodies. (5:30)
  • Lie #2 – That women SHOULDN’T eat or bulk in a calorie surplus. (16:00)
  • Lie #3 – That women NEED to train differently than men. (20:34)
  • Lie #4 – How these fitness classes PROMISE to change the shape of your muscle in a certain way. (30:26)
  • Lie # 5 – That doing heavy deadlifts/squats will give women a BIG waist. (38:58)
  • Lie # 6 – That women need to GET OVER the scale and their size. (44:00)
  • Lie # 7 – How supplements are marketed to women. (47:50)

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Jul 18, 2019
1076: The Best Way to Preserve Muscle in a Caloric Deficit, How to Enjoy Food without Guilt, the Value of Essential Amino Acid Supplements & MORE
01:30:06

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether to add activity or decrease calories to preserve the most muscle when in a deficit, the benefits or hype surrounding essential amino acid supplements, how to combat the feeling of hypocrisy when enjoying food or drinks that aren’t normally in the routine, and how to add value to a potential client.

  • The Bottle Cap Challenge craze! What is the best one so far? (6:21)
  • The messed-up things kids do to one another. (10:57)
  • Drumroll, please!! The winner of the PRx Performance Giveaway is... (15:14)
  • Sal FINALLY gets his ChiliPad + Adam shares his tips for optimal use. (17:42)
  • Recapping the latest Mind Pump Live event in San Francisco. (21:56)
  • Adam’s ‘baby hacks’ for new parents + being practical when it comes to gifts.  (31:23)
  • Is ‘digital clothing’ the next wave in the future of fashion? (45:00)
  • A sign of the end of times... KFC introduces its Chicken ‘Cheetos’ Sandwich. (47:04)
  • #Quah question #1 – All other factors considered equal, is it better to add an activity or decrease calories to preserve the most muscle when in a deficit? (49:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – You guys have talked a lot about BCAA’s and how they are not useful for most people, but what are your thoughts on EAA’s (essential amino acid) supplements? Any benefit or just another bullshit product? (56:25)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do you combat the feeling of hypocrisy when enjoying food or drinks that aren’t normally in the routine? I like to stay dialed in, but also allow myself some freedom and sometimes I feel guilty for overindulging. (1:03:50)
  • #Quah question #4 - How did you add value to a potential client, by taking them through the prime test or explaining the plan? (1:16:25)

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Jul 17, 2019
1075: Dr. Stefanie Cohen - From Venezuelan National Soccer Team to 4X Bodyweight Deadlift & 22 World Records
01:00:47

Dr. Stefanie Cohen

  • Her humble beginnings and how she came to the US. (3:33)
  • How in some degree we are forced to rise to the occasion: Her journey to what she is currently doing. (6:27)
  • When did the switch from soccer to powerlifting happen? (10:30)
  • Did she find her body responded very quickly early on? How strength is a LONG-TERM adaptation. (14:09)
  • When did she decide to compete in powerlifting? (19:13)
  • Was her goal to be the first female to pull 500 lbs.? What did it take to get there and what bumps in the road did she experience? (25:04)
  • The general steps you can do to alleviate pain TODAY. (32:50)
  • Did she change her approach to her workouts after her back injury? (39:04)
  • The differences between flexibility and mobility. (41:55)
  • How should someone PRIME their body before a physical event? (45:05)
  • What does her priming session look like? (47:21)
  • The value of unilateral movements to powerlifters. (48:05)
  • The benefits of unconventional training to powerlifting. (50:48)
  • What information annoys her the most about the strength/fitness camps? (53:39)
  • The story of ‘6 blind men who have never encountered an elephant’ and how people are so fast to draw absolute truths based on one single subjective experience. (56:10)
  • What are her strength goals moving forward? (57:28)

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Jul 15, 2019
1074: The Truth About Testosterone Boosters, How to Maximize Load on Muscles While Minimizing Stress on Joints, the Next Big Health Fad & MORE
01:28:57

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how put maximum load on the muscles and minimum load on the joints when exercising, the difference between mobility and priming movements, the benefits of the Turkish Get-Up, and the next big health fad.

  • Mind Pump recommends The Jordan Harbinger Show podcast episode 222 with Matt McCarthy. (4:10)
  • Sal’s ‘cold-busting’ formula to keep you from getting sick. (6:43)
  • How have Adam’s dogs adjusted to baby Maximus? (11:07)
  • Scientists: We'll grow babies in artificial wombs “In a decade.” Why this highlights human's arrogance. (19:38)
  • Why there is so much stuff we just don’t know. Skeleton plundered from a Mexican cave was one of the Americas’ oldest. (27:40)
  • Mind Pump recommends Rocketman: The epic story of Elton John. (31:36)
  • Study links daily sips of soda or juice to cancer risk. How context matters in the grand scheme of health. (35:38)
  • Are testosterone-boosting supplements effective? Not likely, according to new research. (40:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you put maximum load on the muscles and minimum load on the joints when exercising? Resistance training for example. (46:02)
  • #Quah question #2 - Mobility and priming movements seem pretty similar. What are the differences between them if any? (56:05)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the benefits of the Turkish Get-Up and where can they be plugged into a program? (1:04:33)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the next big health fad that you predict? (1:14:57)

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Jul 13, 2019
1073: How to Manipulate Intensity to Break Through Plateaus, the Advantages & Disadvantages of Different Macro Ratios, How to Spot a Good Trainer & MORE
01:35:30

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to measure intensity in order to increase it, how to spot a good trainer, the advantages and disadvantages of different macro ratios, and the importance of building an online business to go alongside in-person training.

  • Updates on fatherhood for Adam: The feeling of guilt, consumption of shows & MORE. (5:13)
  • Mind Pump recommends Stranger Things on Netflix: Nostalgia at its finest. (10:15)
  • Mind Pump Live updates for San Francisco & beyond: Dosist is back, Vuori the ‘Nordstrom’ of return policies, Justin/Skinny Dipped & MORE. (14:15)
  • Robert Oberst’s take on deadlifts, does Mind Pump concur? (20:55)
  • Tom Brady continues to marvel ‘father time’ at the age of 42. Is he considered the GOAT? (26:52)
  • Study finds annual salary needed to afford a house in 50 largest U.S. cities. Where does Mind Pump HQ (San Jose, CA) stand? (36:35)
  • The revolution is coming! Weightlifting better at reducing heart fat than aerobic exercise: study finds. (42:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – What exactly is your definition of intensity? It’s one of the ‘it’ factors you mention along with reps, weight, and sets to help break through a plateau. But how would you measure your intensity in order to increase it? (48:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – In a lot of your past podcast episodes, I have heard a lot about how to spot a bad or inexperienced trainer. For example, trainers just trying to exhaust clients and that is what I mostly see in gyms. How do you spot a good trainer? If you don’t see any in your own gym, how can you go about finding one? (58:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – Assuming someone is getting adequate protein and fat, what are the advantages or disadvantages of different macro ratios? When would you recommend high carb or high fat? Does it matter for the average person? (1:11:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am a new trainer and already employed at a gym that is chalked full of leads, but I’m wondering if I should also develop my social media to advertise myself? How important do you think it is to build an online business to go alongside in-person training? Do you think it will lead to being a more successful trainer long-term? (1:25:35)

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Jul 12, 2019
1072: What You Need to Know About Protein for Muscle Building & Fat Loss
57:45

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin go into depth about protein, what it is, what it does, how to use it and the potential negatives of eating too much.

  • The ‘magical’ macronutrient that is protein: What it is, what is it doing for our bodies, the controversies surrounding it & MORE. (3:00)
  • The BEST sources of protein. (15:55)
  • How to rate the QUALITY of the protein you are consuming. (22:07)
  • What is the OPTIMAL amount of protein for muscle building and performance? (26:55)
  • The myths around protein: Why you may be gaining excess fat, whey vs. Casein, maximizing protein synthesis, anabolic window & MORE. (40:20)

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Jul 11, 2019
1071: Substitute Exercises When You Don't have a Barbell or Rack, Ways to Prevent a Slower Metabolism While Maintaining Endurance, Tips for Merging the Fitness & Wellness Industries & MORE
01:30:58

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about ways to prevent metabolic adaptations while keeping endurance and stamina levels up, alternative exercises for someone who doesn’t have access to a rack or barbell and can’t complete compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, and bench press, how training is different as a teenager, and tips for merging the fitness and wellness industries.

  • Official Announcement: Maximus is here!! Adam details and shares the full story! The value of the Doula, how they used CBD, the emotion involved & MORE. {4:17)
  • #Quah question #1 – You talk about metabolic adaptations to cardiovascular exercise such as running on the treadmill, etc. But are there ways to prevent that from happening while keeping endurance and stamina levels up? If so, how? (47:08)
  • #Quah question #2 – What alternative exercises would you suggest for someone who doesn’t have access to a rack or barbell and can’t complete compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, and bench press? (55:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – How is training different as a teenager? (1:04:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your biggest tips for merging the fitness and wellness industries? It seems so many people are too far one way or the other. What basic concepts do you feel encompass both in a realistic way? (1:18:30)

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Jul 10, 2019
1070: Underground Muscle Building Secrets with Dr. Scott Stevenson
01:29:30

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Scott Stevenson, competitive bodybuilder, PhD in applied exercise physiologist, college professor and author of Be Your Own Bodybuilding Coach. Scott provides an interesting and insightful perspective on blending eastern and western philosophy and the science of building muscle.  

  • How does training in herbs and acupuncture translate to muscle building? (2:21)
  • What drove him to enter into the field of Eastern Medicine? (5:28)
  • Did he experience any ‘ah-ha’ moments in his training in Chinese medicine? (11:25)
  • Was he able to take his knowledge of Chinese Medicine to help even the extreme bodybuilders? (14:00)
  • Does ‘bro-training’ have any validity? (18:50)
  • How in bro science the biggest guys are usually the strongest guys. (26:45)
  • The phenomenon of muscle wisdom. (31:25)
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  • What does the current research say about muscle hyperplasia? (43:04)
  • Can people do cycles of anabolics and go off, but essentially be better off than they were before in terms of muscle size? (46:15)
  • The science behind ‘trigger sessions’ to build muscle. (49:00)
  • What are the most common things that he has to change in a competitor? (54:17)
  • Do free weights tend to build more muscle? If so, why? (57:24)
  • Is there a hierarchy in advanced training techniques? (1:03:34)
  • What are some techniques that he uses on his athletes to allow their central nervous system (CNS) to be able to take on more? (1:11:35)
  • Has he had any experience with an all-day workout? (1:15:50)
  • For someone who has been working out for years, go on their first anabolic steroid cycle, should they change their training? If they do, what should they change? (1:22:40)
  • Do receptors down regulate with too many steroid cycles? (1:26:24)

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Jul 08, 2019
1069: Avoiding Muscle Loss, When to Use Resistance Bands, Foward Shoulder Fixes & MORE
01:13:29

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether resistance bands are useful as a workout tool or just an Instagram sales gimmick, progressing without wrist wraps or a belt, how hard it is to lose muscle, and combating forward shoulder. 

  • Justin has a nice ‘rack’ + the CRAZY giveaway from PRx Performance. (5:35)
  • The conspiracy surrounding why the media is pushing BIG for people to eat plant-based. (10:04)
  • The ‘racist’ Nikes. Another conspiracy theory or a marketing ploy? (14:05)
  • Why we DON’T always know peoples programming. The guys respond to the squat form of NFL Superstar Myles Garrett. (19:30)
  • What are the BEST ways to use the Organifi Green Juice? (25:10)
  • Justin’s rant on Aquaman. (30:00)
  • Mind Pump recommends Inside North Korea on National Geographic + The Loudest Voice on Showtime. (31:19)
  • There goes the neighborhood! A preservative in processed foods linked to a spike in autism: study. (36:45)
  • Protein rice is continuing to sweep MP nation using Kettle & Fire + the benefits on their subscription service. (39:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are resistance bands actually useful as a workout tool or just an Instagram sales gimmick? (43:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – I have stopped using wrist wraps and a belt while deadlifting and I can’t lift nearly as much. Will I still make gains at this new lower weight? What can I do to keep progressing at the lower weight? (51:26)
  • #Quah question #3 - How hard it is to actually lose muscle? (58:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am almost two months post-partum and have terrible forward shoulder from breastfeeding to babywearing. Nearly all my activities are only making my posture worse. What can I do to combat this? (1:05:20)

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Jul 06, 2019
1068: Vacation Workout Tips, How to Train with Herniated Discs, Pros & Cons of an Exercise Pill & MORE
01:31:21

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about working out on vacation, posture correcting devices, considerations and exercises for training those with herniated discs, and whether an exercise pill has some value to society and health.

  • Adam is now the “BALD” eagle: Why, how he got to this point, the benefits of red-light therapy & MORE. (5:07)
  • Have dogs' eyes evolved to appeal to humans? (19:14)
  • How the things you learn as a baby/child can become hardwired. (25:21)
  • The anti-cancer properties of medicinal mushrooms. (30:31)
  • Can the active ingredient in Pepto Bismol help treat your leaky gut? (35:54)
  • Adam shares his experiences taking ‘baby’ classes with Catrina. The pros and cons of Western Medicine. (40:25)
  • The Mind Pump GIF’s have gone VIRAL!! (49:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you guys work out on vacation? Also, if you are in the middle of a MAPS program should you pick up where you left off or start over? (55:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on posture correcting or coaching devices? I have been seeing more and more ads for different types recently. (1:04:57)
  • #Quah question #3 – What specific considerations or exercises are there for training those with herniated discs? (1:11:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – In an episode of the Freakonomics podcast called “The Zero Minute Workout,” there are arguments for against the development of an exercise pill. While you have argued that real exercise is the best, studies show the majority of people will not exercise no matter how much you educate them. In this case, do you agree that an exercise pill is valuable to society and health? (1:19:50)

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Jul 05, 2019
1067: The 5 Biggest Lies in Fitness
01:13:04

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin pull back the curtain on the fitness industry and reveal five of the biggest lies in fitness promoted by social media influencers, bodybuilders and supplement companies.

  • The cultural phenomena of old media. (2:13)
  • The Biggest Myths and Lies in Fitness. (5:05)
  • #1 – The romantic notion of ‘beast mode’. (7:01)
  • #2 – How all exercises are NOT created equal. (27:20)
  • #3 – The meal frequency myth. (39:20)
  • #4 – How we have been OVERSOLD on the health benefits of supplements. (50:30)
  • #5 – Because someone looks the part, they have the knowledge and wisdom. (1:01:00)

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Jul 04, 2019
1066: The Pros & Cons of Training with a Weight Vest, How to Prep for a Night of Drinking Alcohol (& How to Recover), What it Means to Have a Broken Metabolism & MORE
01:29:45

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the workouts or exercises that are appropriate for weight vests, how to prep for a night of drinking alcohol, the chance of having a broken metabolism, and if priming can limit muscle growth.

  • Adam recommends City on the Hill on Prime video. Meme-worthy actors of the past and current generations, actors that are known as assholes & MORE. (5:57)
  • MIIR makes cool stuff. (10:52)
  • Justin shares his experience at Star Wars Galaxy Edge at Disneyland/Palm Desert. (13:08)
  • Felix Gray does prescription glasses too! (21:02)
  • Sal and Jessica back from Montana/Colorado: Their experience at the gun range, Yellowstone National Park, wedding in Vail & MORE. (22:50)
  • Adam’s ‘Baby Wedding’ recap. What will he do to keep his kid from being spoiled? (30:00)
  • Larry Wheels tears bicep due to strongman training. The thin line between top performance and injury. (37:40)
  • The history of ‘bloodletting’ and are there any health benefits? (44:09)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the fallout from the upcoming documentary “The Game Changers.” (48:42)
  • Mind Pump recommends Alone on the History Channel. (52:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on weight vests? What workouts or exercises are they appropriate for? (54:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you prep for a night of drinking alcohol? What’s the best way to recover and continue with progress? (1:03:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – In reality, what is the chance of having a broken metabolism? (1:13:49)
  • #Quah question #4 – You talk a lot about the body’s adaptability to food, exercise, etc. Does this same adaptability apply to priming? Does getting in the same priming routine, for certain exercises, limit the muscle signal? (1:22:36)

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Jul 03, 2019
1065: Jordan Syatt on Becoming Gary Vee's Trainer, the Biggest Lessons He Learned from Gary Vee, Keys to Building an Online Business (& Mistakes to Avoid) & MORE!
01:29:04

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Jordan Syatt. Jordan has a very solid fitness background, training at the renowned Westside Barbell and then spending several years traveling the world with advertising and marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk, aka Gary Vee, as his personal trainer. Working daily with Gary allowed him to glean a wealth of knowledge on how to build a successful online business, what to do as well as what NOT to do. In this episode Jordan shares what he has learned over the years as a trainer and a marketer. Whether you are looking to build a business or not, Jordan is an engaging storyteller and shares wisdom for all. Jordan can also be found on Mind Pump TV (YouTube) in a series he shot at Mind Pump Studios.

  • How from an early age, Jordan lived and breathed fitness. (2:36)
  • What carryover did he see from his kettlebell training to his other fitness training? (5:04)
  • The evolution is his fitness training: From kettlebells, barbells to powerlifting at Westside Barbell. (8:17)
  • How can you know what the body does, if you don’t know what the body is? (17:52)
  • The ‘net positive’ of social media for trainers. (21:48)
  • The ‘religion mindset’ people have toward their fitness and nutrition. (23:11)
  • The curse of knowledge. (25:38)
  • The story of how he met and ultimately worked with Gary Vaynerchuk. (28:56)
  • The biggest misconceptions surrounding online training and making money. (32:35)
  • The downstream effects of ‘forward head/shoulder’ syndrome. (33:58)
  • How he closed Gary V: The importance of communication and understanding what your client ACTUALLY needs. (38:15)
  • What are the biggest lessons he has learned from working with Gary? (42:28)
  • Biggest takeaways from different platforms. (47:00)
  • The importance of training people IN PERSON, before you train online. (49:00)
  • How is he scaling his business? (52:56)
  • Why your goal should be to add so much value to people’s lives that they feel compelled to give you money. (55:21)
  • Jordan’s top tips for coaches. (57:37)
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes he has made? (1:03:58)
  • The progression of his nutrition + general rules of thumb. (1:06:40)
  • The upsides working with Gary V. (1:19:11)
  • Why do we feel entitled to get paid for everything? (1:24:10)

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Jul 01, 2019
1064: Tracking Food Intake vs. Intuitive Eating When Cutting & Bulking, the Pros & Cons of Lifting Wraps & Sleeves, How to Overcome Mental Blocks to Lifting Heavy & MORE
01:10:49

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tracking food intake vs. intuitively eating to cut or bulk, the pros & cons of protective gear such as knee wraps or sleeves, what to do about mental blocks when attempting to lift a heavy weight and how to deal with depression.

  • Mind Pump out of the office: Adam’s ‘Baby Wedding’, Justin heads to Palm Desert and Sal to visit Yellowstone. (3:50)
  • Mind Pump Live tickets selling fast! Get yours today! (16:27)
  • A real-life horror story: Chernobyl. (17:12)
  • Mind Pump recommends Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders on Amazon Prime. (22:21)
  • Don’t call it a comeback...Toys ‘R’ Us is back from the dead! (23:51)
  • How the ChiliPad ‘Ooler’ has been helping Justin and Adam sleep better in more ways than one. (27:53)
  • Did hyenas live in Canada's Arctic during the last Ice Age? (34:25)
  • The chemistry is real: Warriors’ Andre Iguodala reads aloud a hilarious story about Klay Thompson from his new book. (36:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – You guys talk about intuitive eating. If you want to do a cut to lose body fat or spend time in a surplus to gain some muscle, would you go back to tracking intake or just consciously reduce or add food? (39:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on protective gear such as elbow, knee wraps or sleeves? For me, specifically, I’ve had an ACL and meniscus tear and feel the compression really helps when I get to my working sets for squatting. (47:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – What advice do you have for mental blocks during a lift? I get in my own head on heavy squats and tend to psyche myself out of the lift. (52:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you ever thought you may have dealt with depression, but were never really sure? If so, what was it like for you? How was it to work and train with people who are suffering from depression? (58:07)

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Jun 29, 2019
1063: The Best Routines for Squats & Deadlifts, Advice for Sagging Tummy Skin, How to Identify Inflammation & MORE
01:12:21

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to know if you are experiencing inflammation, the best routines for squats and deadlifts, advice for moms worried about sagging tummy skin, Mind Pump's plan for evolving the podcast in the future.

  • Mind Pump’s thoughts on energy drink brands, supplements and what they “claim” to do. (4:40)
  • Should a dress code be required at schools or not? The guys talk parenting, girls becoming young women, the influence kids have on each other & MORE. (14:40)
  • Are trees really talking to each other using an internet of fungus??!! (28:53)
  • How the Chaga mushroom has anti-inflammatory properties for the gut. (31:25)
  • What is the point?! KFC plans to introduce ‘vegan chicken burgers’ in the US. (35:20)
  • True or False: The George Lucas Star Wars plot that didn’t come to be for episodes 7-9. (37:00)
  • Mind Pump top dream guests revealed. (39:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you know if you're experiencing inflammation? What does inflammation really look like? (43:11)
  • #Quah question #2 – Which of the following routines is best for squats, deadlifts, etc.: Working up to your heavy weight or starting with your heaviest weight? (52:39)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any advice for mom’s worried about sagging tummy skin? Is there anything I can do to help or is surgery my only option? (57:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you plan on evolving the podcast in the future? (1:05:06)

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Jun 28, 2019
1062: Get Strong... Look Better Naked
45:57

Ep. 1062: Get Strong... Look Better Naked

  • How strongman training can benefit YOU. (1:58)
  • The differences between strength that is usable in the real world vs. the kind of strength that is not applicable. (3:41)
  • The ‘novel’ strongman exercises that people don’t do anymore. Why not all exercises are created equal. (9:30)
  • The misconceptions surrounding these exercises. Why the only way to grow is to change. (20:33)
  • MAPS Strong break down, The phases involved, equipment needed, work sessions & MORE. (28:57)
  • Who is MAPS Strong for? (43:35)

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Jun 27, 2019
1061: The Ideal Weight Lifting Tempo for Muscle Growth, How Proper Training Affects Appetite, the Benefits of Training with a Weighted Backpack & MORE
01:15:25

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about using wall-sits to rehab an injury or fix an imbalance, why hunger goes up after a MAPS Anabolic foundational workout, slow controlled repetitions vs using some momentum for muscle growth, and the pros and cons of rucking or weighted backpack walking.

 

  • Hear how Sal applies the ‘sober test’ to the guys. (5:05)
  • The ‘supergroup’ is back together: The guys share the fallout from their group workout + PRx continuing to shock the guys with their newest products. (14:02)
  • Why MOST supplements don’t do a whole lot. (22:20)
  • Is a babies' temperament linked to their gut bacteria? (25:28)
  • Artists of the past touring the country as holograms?? The evolution of AI and entertainment. (26:33)
  • Update on the strange times surrounding Tony Robbins. (32:13)
  • Random facts with Mind Pump: Were some of our former presidents' badasses?? (34:13)
  • The current and troubled past of US/Iran relations. Why war is NOT good for an economy. (39:01)
  • #Quah question #1 – Thoughts on wall-sits when trying to rehab an injury or fix an imbalance? (44:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – I have been noticing the day post a MAPS Anabolic foundational session, my hunger goes through the roof. Is that a signal that I should increase my calories through healthy foods and undulate the rest of the week? (52:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – What builds more muscle, slow controlled movements or weight moved with some momentum? (58:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your take on ‘rucking’ or weighted backpack walking? (1:07:33)

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Jun 26, 2019
1060: Stephanie Greunke of the Whole Mamas Podcast
01:24:32

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin speak with Stephanie Greunke of the Whole Mamas Podcast about health and nutrition pre, mid and post pregnancy.

  • Why she created the Whole Mamas Club? (2:40)
  • The misinformation surrounding pregnancy in our current culture. (5:21)
  • How we are NOT eating in a way that is optimal for our health and fertility. (7:52)
  • What are the common nutrition issues, she sees, with women NOT able to get pregnant? (10:14)
  • What foods support healthy pre-conception pregnancy and post-partum? (12:00)
  • The first trimester: What to look out for and expect. (16:54)
  • The importance of sunlight pre and post pregnancy. (19:22)
  • Why you SHOULD exercise while pregnant. (21:19)
  • The fears surrounding birth. (27:47)
  • The microbiome, probiotics, and birth. (35:19)
  • The changes of nutrition pre, during and post pregnancy + the mysteries surrounding cravings. (38:35)
  • Why she is an advocate of ‘maternal mental health’. (44:45)
  • The ‘Four R Approach’ to mental health post-partum. (48:23)
  • What can you do to set yourself up for success pre-baby? (54:40)
  • Exercise recommendations post-partum. (58:34)
  • The benefits and struggles surrounding breastfeeding + alternatives to breastmilk. (1:01:42)
  • What are the best things a father can do to support this process? (1:12:44)
  • Gestational diabetes and when/what to test for. (1:14:45)

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Jun 24, 2019
1059: How to Eat Healthy at Restaurants, Using Fitness to Become a Better Parent, Living Up to Other's Perceptions & MORE
01:19:28

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips for eating healthy at restaurants, balancing training and being a great dad, living up to the image fans have of them and the sport they wished they had played.

  • Sal is ‘well dressed’, thank you Vuroi. (4:07)
  • What is Mind Pump’s ‘bread and butter’ when it comes to training? + The power of being comfortable in your own skin. (7:54)
  • How Justin is challenging Skinny Dipped. (17:50)
  • What drives the guys crazy? (20:30)
  • Should people pay for things they said/wrote when they were kids? (23:53)
  • Mind Pump recommends. (35:35)
  • Over $1 billion worth of cocaine seized at Philadelphia port. (40:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some tips for eating healthy at restaurants? (44:01)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you balance training and being a great dad? I struggle with crazy guilt if I miss any of my 4-year old's life to train. (57:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you find it hard to live up to the image your listeners have of you? (1:03:26)
  • #Quah question #4 – What sport do you wish you would have gotten into growing up? (1:11:24)

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Jun 22, 2019
1058: Ideal Rest Time Between Sets, How to Spot a Bogus Study, Morning Neck Pain Solutions & MORE
01:28:13

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best rest time in between sets for building muscle, what to do if you wake up with a kink in your neck or sore shoulders, how to tell whether a study is BS or not, and if the NBA should implement measures to limit injuries like Kevin Durant's and Klay Thompson's at the end of the season.

  • Mind Pump tells all! Old and current significant others beware. (4:38)
  • Once you go Felix Gray, you can’t go back. (10:18)
  • Summer is here, it’s grilling season! Time to stock up that Butcher Box inventory. (16:32)
  • Justin is looking for some ‘quality meat’ for the MAPS Programs & MORE. Slide into the DM’s if you live and breathe fitness. (21:00)
  • Calling all male physique athletes and aspiring competitors: STOP it with the supplements! (23:00)
  • How chronic inflammation makes you less motivated. (34:23)
  • The importance of changing the atmosphere. Updates on the guy's current fitness programming. (36:04)
  • Scientists have developed an ingenious way to convert blood into a universal donor type. (40:45)
  • Facebook introduces Project Libra: The future is here! (42:56)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best rest time in between sets for building muscle? (46:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – If you wake up with a kink in your neck or sore shoulders, is it ok to prime and workout through the soreness? If the soreness is turning into pain, is it better to stop? (53:21)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can you tell whether a study is BS or not? With so many contradictory studies, how can you tell what to believe? (1:02:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – With both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson going down with serious injuries at about the same time at the end of the season, do you think these injuries are due to overuse and lack of recovery? Do you think the NBA could or should put measures on these things from happening such as shorter playing seasons, etc.? (1:11:49)

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Jun 21, 2019
1057: How to Get Stronger for Fat Loss & Muscle Building
49:24

In this episode of Mind Pump, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss strength... what it is, why it's important and how to build it.

  • Why is strength an important thing? (1:20)
  • The different types of strength. (4:22)
  • What does it mean to be STRONG? (8:24)
  • The importance of the central nervous system to maximize strength and skill. (13:37)
  • Ways to get STRONGER. (24:16)
  • Doing the RIGHT exercises to get stronger. (30:03)
  • How mobility gets confused with flexibility. (37:45)
  • The proper diet for strength. (39:30)
  • Reasons why you are NOT getting stronger. (40:55)

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Jun 20, 2019
1056: How to Maximize Muscle Growth by Lifting with a Full Range of Motion, the Role the Mind-Muscle Connection Plays in Hypertrophy, the Importance of Frequency for Muscle Development & MORE
01:26:03

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about which builds more strength and muscle... locking out reps or keeping some flex to keep tension on the muscles, the importance of the mind-muscle connection for hypertrophy, the benefits of lifting unwieldy items like heavy bags or heavy slam balls compared to traditional barbells, and doing daily work on a muscle group to help with development.

  • Mind Pump ‘Pop Culture’ Hour: How a GOOD movie will really affect you. (5:32)
  • Anytime Fitness' body-shaming email is under fire. Is this ‘outrage culture’ going too far? (12:40)
  • The cannabinoid ‘Entourage Effect’ explained, how NED stands out above the rest & MORE. (17:40)
  • Mind Pump Live updates. (26:28)
  • Mind Pump Kitchen ‘Organifi Brownies’ recipe. (30:05)
  • Father’s Day weekend recap. (31:24)
  • Netflix steps into the video game market: Smart move or not? (38:01)
  • Why ‘new media’ is positioning itself to be the dominant form of how people view content. (46:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – For exercises like a dumbbell bench press is it better to lock out your reps or keep constant tension on the pecs? My intention is overall strength and muscle gains. (50:37)
  • #Quah question #2 – How important is the mind-muscle connection for hypertrophy? (56:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you explain the benefits of lifting more unwieldy items like heavy bags or heavy slam balls, compared to traditional barbells that are easier to grip? Can one achieve as much strength and muscle gain maneuvering as a 50 lb. barbell vs. a 50 lb. slam ball? (1:05:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you suggest doing daily work on a muscle group, such as daily core work, to help with development? (1:15:25)

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Jun 19, 2019
1055: Almost 30 with Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik
01:26:27

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin talk with Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik of the Almost 30 podcast.

  • The story of Almost 30: Live on tour. (2:26)
  • What have they learned in the space since coming in? (7:39)
  • Growing pains of scaling a business. (11:16)
  • What have been ‘pivotal’ moments in their business? (13:15)
  • Social media do’s and don'ts to stay authentic to your brand. (15:30)
  • What are the biggest mistakes they have made in their business? (26:48)
  • Why you shouldn’t ‘pick up the brick’ when it comes to the current cancel culture. (30:50)
  • Have they had controversial guests on their show? (39:22)
  • Women vs. Men dynamics. (44:00)
  • The evolution of their podcast. (48:35)
  • The struggles of keeping their relationships ‘private’ having a successful podcast. (51:28)
  • The challenges of being a ‘successful’ woman dating in this current climate: Tapping into your feminine/masculine traits. (59:18)
  • Almost 30 on their ayahuasca experiences. (1:06:58)
  • The growing opportunities a podcast provides you. (1:11:24)
  • The most recent takeaways they have taken from their guest(s). (1:13:45)
  • The future of Almost 30. (1:23:02)

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Jun 17, 2019
1054: The Truth About BCAAs, the Pros & Cons of Lifting Belts, the Kid's Snack Bamboozle & MORE
01:46:03

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about BCAAs and whether they are necessary when eating a high protein diet, the impact a weight belt has on lower back health, whether kids need to snack constantly and advice to a new trainer as they start their health and fitness career.

  • Adam & Catrina’s MASSIVE upcoming baby shower, wedding talk, the need to have a party for everything, being responsible with your money & MORE. (6:01)
  • Justin speaks on why he visited the ‘movement wizard’ Dr. Justin Brink. (22:55)
  • The guys speak on the ‘devastating’ injury to Kevin Durant. How these athletes are signing up to sacrifice their body. (30:10)
  • The history of ‘red light’ therapy and its importance with your recovery. (37:57)
  • The potential implications of these ‘deepfake’ videos. (42:26)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Black Godfather on Netflix. (53:22)
  • The earliest evidence for cannabis smoking discovered in ancient tombs. (55:00)
  • Justin Bieber back peddles on the proposed MMA fight with Tom Cruise. (1:01:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is using BCAAs and amino acid supplements in a high protein diet a waste of money or still beneficial? (1:05:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on wearing a lifting belt every time when lifting heavy? Can it make the lower back weaker or does it actually protect against injury? (1:17:39)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do kids actually need to be snacking constantly or is that just what the kid snack industry wants us to think? (1:25:59)
  • #Quah question #4 – What advice would you give to a new trainer as they start their health and fitness career? (1:33:34)

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Jun 15, 2019
1053: How to Stop Bingeing, Whole Body Workouts vs Body Part Splits, the Impact of Alcohol on Workouts & MORE!
01:43:42

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about influencers and bodybuilders who use body part splits instead of whole body workouts, the best way to stop bingeing, how alcohol affects workouts, and if they would ever do a powerlifting competition.

  • Mind Pump: Preparing you for the end of the world. (5:07)
  • Mind Pump’s newest sponsor providing the audience their BEST night's sleep, ChiliPad. (10:17)
  • The myths surrounding the percentage of marriages that end in divorce. (18:45)
  • ‘Mukbang’ the new YouTube sensation! (30:28)
  • How Spotify pursues emotional surveillance for global profit. Going down the rabbit hole of the future of marketing/advertising with Mind Pump. (34:05)
  • Beverly Hills becomes the first U.S. city to ban tobacco sales. (44:30)
  • The importance of taking sleep seriously and testing your levels when it comes to your gains. (48:10)
  • At what point will eating fish not be considered healthy? Monterey Bay littered with tiny plastic pieces, a new study finds. (52:57)
  • Mind Pump pop culture hour. (55:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – You have talked about why whole-body workouts tend to be superior to splits, but it seems all the influencers and bodybuilders on social media utilize a body part split and look amazing. Can you speak to this? I am someone wants to transform my body. (1:00:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the best way to stop or help with a pretty bad bingeing problem? My relationship with food has been so bad for so long, I just can’t seem to figure out how to fix it. (1:11:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – How does alcohol affect your gym routine? (1:24:01)
  • #Quah question #4 - Would you guys ever do a powerlifting competition? Why or why a not? (1:33:27)

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Jun 14, 2019
1052: Why Fasting May Be Making You Fat
01:04:26

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk about fasting, what it is, how it has become mainstream, the benefits of fasting, the downsides of fasting and in particular how fasting may, in fact, be contributing to accumulating excess body fat.

  • How fasting has become the new “diet”. (2:35)
  • The evolution of fasting + the different types of ‘fasts’. (4:39)
  • The benefits of going without food. (11:10)
  • Why fasting may be making you fat. (31:55)
  • Mind Pump Recommends: Who is fasting FOR? How LONG should the fast be? (50:11)
  • The RIGHT way to do a fast. (54:09)

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Jun 13, 2019
1051: The Pros & Cons of the One Rep Max, Meal Frequency Myths, How to Find Your Purpose in Life & MORE
01:32:04

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of one rep maxes, frequent small meals vs infrequent large meals, what it means to be strong beyond just the physical component, and how to find your purpose in life.

  • Recap of the live event in Manhattan Beach, competitive team time, getting caught in a vortex & MORE. (6:30)
  • How Four Sigmatic is crushing it! (19:11)
  • Public opinion vs. reality: Fair Oaks Farms animal abuse scandal explained. (23:25)
  • Organifi, a great place to work. (33:50)
  • The next big UFC fight: Justin Bieber calls out Tom Cruise. (36:37)
  • It's official: NASA is opening the International Space Station to tourists. (38:56)
  • Study: Exercise as the primary treatment if you have a mental disorder. (42:42)
  • Study shows how the nervous system can transmit information across multiple generations. (48:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you guys feel about one rep maxes for yourself and for your clients? I’m into powerlifting and strongman so I see them as necessary, but what about for overall health? (51:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits of having smaller meals throughout the day vs large less frequent meals? Or is it just a personal preference? (1:00:34)
  • #Quah question #3 - What does it mean to be a strong man to you? What does it mean to be a strong woman beyond just the physical component? (1:08:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What would you guys suggest for someone to find their purpose in life? (1:20:11)

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Jun 12, 2019
1050: Mark Manson- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
01:38:21

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with New York Times bestselling author or The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything is F*cked.

  • The receding threshold of pain and discomfort. (3:34)
  • You say you value something, but your actions tell a different story. (6:42)
  • Why he wrote a ‘pessimistic’ self help book. (9:35)
  • The paradox of choice. (14:21)
  • The importance of ‘god value’. (19:15)
  • Why are we becoming less religious? (24:55)
  • The better things get, the more ridiculous the things we get upset about. (29:05)
  • How do we inject struggle into our lives to find meaning? (31:17)
  • Defining what your values are. (34:30)
  • The coddling of the American mind. (42:07)
  • The value hierarchy. (45:24)
  • The importance of hearing both sides. (50:06)
  • Where did he derive his wisdom? (51:27)
  • The unexpected reactions from his books. (57:47)
  • How our perception of ourselves lags behind reality. (1:02:04)
  • The story of how he connected with Will Smith. (1:09:28)
  • What is his top value? (1:20:56)
  • The differences between a good and a bad podcast. (1:24:44)
  • His current biggest struggle. (1:27:30)
  • The evolution of fatherhood. (1:28:50)
  • What does someone buy who doesn’t give a shit about money? (1:32:47)
  • The coolest thing about being a famous author. (1:33:58)

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Jun 10, 2019
1049: The Truth About Suspension Training, Why More Muscle Doesn't Always Mean More Strength, Correcting Imbalances When Performing Compound Lifts & MORE
01:19:45

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training intuitively vs. sticking 100% to a plan, training with suspension training systems, what to do if one side is engaging more than the other during compound exercises, and if all muscle is created equal.

  • How Sal has dethroned Justin for the most awkward handshake ever. (4:19)
  • Oakland, California, decriminalizes magic mushrooms and peyote. (10:38)
  • The façade of Instagram marketing. (14:54)
  • High school principal accused of copying Ashton Kutcher's Teen Choice Awards speech. (23:04)
  • What is surveillance capital and how does it affect you? (24:48)
  • Butcher Box brings back a crazy promotion!! (32:48)
  • Mind Pump traveling the country, get your tickets now! (38:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on training intuitively vs. sticking 100% to a plan? (39:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – Thoughts on training with suspension training systems? Is it a good tool to incorporate with strength training? (54:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – During compound exercises I feel one side engaging more than the other. Is there a way I can prevent this? (1:02:04)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is all muscle is created equal? Can a person with more compact muscle be stronger than someone built like a bodybuilder? (1:07:56)

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Jun 08, 2019
1048: What to do if there is Only Junk Food to Eat, Making Sure Deep Stretching Doesn't Impede Muscle Growth, the Difference Between MAPS Prime & Prime Pro & MORE
01:20:53

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the biggest difference between Prime and Prime Pro, how to get through the times you can’t access a lot of clean calories, making sure stretching doesn’t impede muscle growth, and how to best utilize 30 minute sessions as a trainer.

  • Suns out, legs out! The guys are starting to rock their Vuori shorts. (4:39)
  • Rolex giant Watches of Switzerland begins London IPO. (7:30)
  • Jay-Z: Hip hop’s first billionaire. (10:50)
  • Cryptocurrency pioneer pays $4.57m for lunch with Warren Buffett. (17:24)
  • Justin the hoarder: Certain ‘Skinny Dipped’ almond flavors seem to be disappearing at Mind Pump HQ. (19:39)
  • Considering the male disposability hypothesis. (21:20)
  • This is just the beginning…Parents given chance to use sperm from deceased son to produce male heir raises ethical concerns. (27:43)
  • How insecurities defy logic. (34:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – What’s the biggest difference between Prime and Prime Pro? If I get Prime Pro do I have a need for Prime. (46:54)
  • #Quah question #2 - How to get through the times when you can’t access a lot of clean calories due to bad planning or just unexpected life events? (1:00:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a former gymnast I value flexibility. I am only a few months into weight training and want to make sure my stretching doesn’t impede muscle growth. When is the best time to deep stretch? Before working out, after working out or on rest days? (1:08:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – Being an LA Fitness trainer we only work with 30-minute sessions and two times a week is most common. What would your game plan be with someone who is trying to lose weight or someone who is trying to gain strength? (1:13:02)

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Jun 07, 2019
1047: Build a Competition Level Body (& Should You Compete?)
01:10:25

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin break down what it takes to build a competition level body and what to keep in mind when deciding whether to compete or not.

  • What is the definition of a competitor? What does a competition body look like? (3:06)
  • The key attributes of a competitor. (7:39)
  • Should competing be called a ‘sport’? (15:43)
  • The pros and value of competition. (19:08)
  • The dark side of competing. (34:27)
  • Creating the avatar of the person who SHOULD compete. (1:04:58)

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Jun 06, 2019
1046: The Benefits of Olympic Style Lifts with Kettlebells, What to do When You Don't Feel Like Working Out, How to Strengthen Bones & MORE
01:21:10

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the kettlebell versions of Olympic lifts, a good way to strengthen bones, what to do when you get to the gym but don't feel like lifting, and what they would eat if they could eat anything with no consequence.

  • Should CBD be regulated? The recent FDA public hearing, companies like NED doing things the RIGHT way & MORE. (5:17)
  • 16-year-old girl faces child-porn charges for making a video of herself. Is this a parenting issue or should she bare all the responsibility? (16:40)
  • US government preparing potential investigation into Google over its monopoly on competition. (27:22)
  • Apple iTunes is shutting down. (31:32)
  • Sal joins the bandwagon and finally starts Game of Thrones! (33:42)
  • Mind Pump Recommends. (35:55)
  • Justin finds a new passion, the tough job of a comedian & MORE. (38:14)
  • Bring your son to workday at Mind Pump. (46:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – I know how you guys feel about Olympic lifts with a barbell. What are your thoughts on the kettlebell versions of those exercises? Is the barrier to entry lower form wise give them a place in peoples workouts? (50:59)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is a good way to strengthen bones? A personal trainer told me that I have low bone density according to one of those handheld devices and told me I should sprint. I don’t want to hurt myself and sprinting is a skill I don’t have. My grandma had osteoporosis, so it is something I do think about wanting to prevent. (1:00:22)
  • #Quah question #3 – If someone gets to the gym and they aren’t feeling it but want to get their lift on, what would you recommend? (1:06:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – Here’s the scenario: You have a day to eat whatever you want with no consequences. What do you each eat for each meal? (1:12:47)

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Jun 05, 2019
1045: Dr. Jolene Brighten- Beyond the Pill
01:49:53

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Dr. Jolene Brighten, author of Beyond the Pill. Dr. Brighten is a leading expert in women's medicine and covers a number of topics in a fun and engaging way that not only affect women but the men in their lives as well.

  • How many women are using birth control? (3:30)
  • What symptoms are women being prescribed birth control for? (4:20)
  • Have we been misled when it comes to the pill? (6:30)
  • The impact of mate selection and the pill. (8:45)
  • Is there a correlation to women on birth control and autoimmune disease? (16:15)
  • How does birth control affect a women’s ability to gain muscle and burn body fat? (20:41)
  • How there is a time and a place for birth control: What can women do to reduce side effects? (30:28)
  • Diets and their impact on your body. (33:20)
  • What happens when you have women who are on birth control and statins? (44:55)
  • How did she get into the field of women’s health? (51:45)
  • The differences between the shot and the pill. (1:00:37)
  • The ‘decoder ring’ of a woman's hormonal cycle. (1:05:10)
  • Are there some birth control pills that are better than others? (1:09:27)
  • The 5 Fundamentals of the Brighten Protocol. (1:10:23)
  • The ‘411’ on endometriosis. (1:16:25)
  • How to work with the menstrual cycle to get gains. (1:20:49)
  • Negative self-talk and its impact on your health. (1:32:12)
  • The pros and cons of fertility awareness methods. (1:39:33)

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Jun 03, 2019
1044: Upper Body Squats, Training Volume vs Training Intensity, Pull-Ups vs. Lat Pulldowns & MORE
01:20:24

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training clients to do pull-ups vs lat pulldowns, the difference between training volume and training intensity,  how to deal with cravings, and the benefits of DEXA scans.

  • Sal goes to Supercuts once again. (3:51)
  • Justin stirring the pot with his latest post on Jillian Michaels ‘kettlebell’ swing. (5:35)
  • How to GROW your arms using compound lifts rather than machines. (11:20)
  • How to use Kettle & Fire bone broth to enhance your meals and satisfy your gut in the process. (18:42)
  • Why Pokémon wants to ‘gamify’ your sleep. (21:50)
  • Are you all in or partially in? The high failure rate of second and third marriages. (24:45)
  • New Product Alert: ‘Glow’ from Organifi. (29:24)
  • The longevity effects of a ‘particular’ state of mind. (32:47)
  • How creatine IS a health supplement. (44:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do you teach clients to do pull-ups or do you keep them on the lat pulldown? (47:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – Training volume vs. training intensity, what is the difference? (54:37)
  • #Quah question #3 – After meals I want something else, usually a cookie dunked in peanut butter or a piece of dark chocolate or something similar. My husband says it’s because I eat too healthy of meals. Is this true? I feel like some people are so perfect and never need anything else. How do I get like that? (1:02:21)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your opinions on DEXA scans? Good to track progress or waste of money? (1:08:51)

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Jun 01, 2019
1043: Eating More to Speed Up Metabolism, How to Increase Work Capacity, Home Gym Essentials & MORE
01:29:29

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about speeding up metabolism by eating more calories and still doing cardio, training ability to recover and increase work capacity, essentials for a home gym, and lifting heavy after getting a deep tissue massage.

  • Dr. Dre and Mac Cheese in the house! (3:45)
  • How Seed tests their probiotics with a machine that acts like your gut! (5:40)
  • Mind Pump ‘pop culture’ hour. (7:48)
  • The crazy stats around ‘Digital Eye Syndrome’ and how Felix Gray glasses stand out above the crowd. (10:33)
  • Video game addiction is officially a mental health disorder. (15:42)
  • A nice way to intimidate the other side… UFOs reported by Navy pilots. (27:54)
  • Sealed FBI audiotapes allege Martin Luther King Jr. had affairs with 40 women and watched while a friend raped a woman, a report claims. How we must separate the man from the art. (35:40)
  • Have four or more babies in Hungary and you'll pay no income tax for life. (47:12)
  • Everest death toll rises to 11 amid overcrowding concerns. (50:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you speed up your metabolism by eating more calories and still do cardio? Not overdo it, but just enough to maintain tightness. (54:06)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you train your ability to recover and increase work capacity? Why is this important? (1:03:51)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your essentials for a home gym? (1:11:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is lifting heavy a bad idea after getting a deep tissue massage? (1:19:16)

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May 31, 2019
1042: The Truth About HIIT- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
51:51

In this episode Sal, Adam and Justin break down High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), the negatives, the positives and how to do it properly.

  • The confusion and misconceptions around HIIT (High-intensity interval training). (2:43)
  • Demystifying the ‘aura’ around HIIT. Who is it for? Not for? (11:45)
  • What are the risks involved with HIIT? (14:05)
  • When would you program HIIT for a client? Yourself? (22:54)
  • Do you lose less muscle doing HIIT vs. traditional cardio? (30:20)
  • The benefits of HIIT. (31:46)
  • What HIIT protocol would you prescribe for a client? (35:44)
  • What two things prevent people from succeeding at HIIT? (43:17)
  • Biggest takeaways for proper HIIT training + Why MAPS HIIT is superior programming. (44:48)

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May 30, 2019
1041: The Biggest Myths in Fitness, Beachbody Review, the Benefit of Squatting Below Parallel & MORE
01:36:40

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of squatting below parallel, the biggest myths in fitness, at-home fitness programs such as Beachbody, and strategies for behavior change.

  • How the guys are finally at their ‘nostalgia’ age for marketers. (3:17)
  • How to balance your ‘Yin/yang’ using the elixirs from Four Sigmatic. (5:19)
  • The importance of having integrity and teaching what you are an expert in: The guys respond to the Jillian Michaels ‘kettlebell’ training video. (12:27)
  • CrossFit takes a stand and deletes their Facebook and Instagram platforms: The need for checks and balances in the market. (19:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the benefits of squatting below parallel and it is worth it for the average gym goer to practice that? (43:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the biggest myths in fitness? For example, the anabolic window. (1:00:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on at-home fitness programs such as those developed and marketed by Beachbody? (1:16:11)
  • #Quah question #4 – In episode 1034 you briefly talked about the importance of influencing people to change their behavior, in regards to health and fitness, instead of just focusing on facts. Can you share some strategies for behavior change? (1:23:52)

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May 29, 2019
1040: Jamal Liggin
01:32:55

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Jamal Liggin, trainer of top-tier pro athletes and entertainment celebrities.

  • How Marshawn Lynch ‘rubbed’ Adam the wrong way. (2:12)
  • Why Jamal knew he was a trainer before he even knew he was a coach. (5:17)
  • Where does his incredible drive and work ethic come from? (16:50)
  • How he applies what he sees to incorporate into his client’s workouts. (20:10)
  • Why it’s not about being the fastest guy anymore but maintaining the speed. (22:55)
  • What are the biggest misconceptions about training for athletic performance and explosiveness? (25:05)
  • The major differences in training between the college vs. professional athlete. (36:00)
  • The hierarchy of tools used to control the body and get FASTER. (37:37)
  • What are some of the most important exercises young athletes can do? More advanced athletes?  (44:15)
  • Impressive stories from the athlete’s he has trained and worked with. (45:53)
  • The importance of being AWARE of your body. (49:13)
  • The illusion that ALL professional athletes have the best trainer training them: How social media is diluting good trainers’ brand. (53:48)
  • The pros and cons of bilateral vs. unilateral movements. (1:00:22)
  • How did his partnership with Nike happen? (1:03:09)
  • How your work ethic plays a KEY role in your success. (1:06:27)
  • The importance of warming up/priming the body before a workout. (1:13:38)
  • Biggest pet peeve with his athletes? (1:15:46)
  • What are the current trends he is seeing? (1:16:54)
  • Why sometimes being a workhorse in the gym doesn’t apply on the field. (1:21:14)
  • The process to become a trainer in his gym. (1:25:25)
  • The differences between working with athletes vs. celebrities. (1:27:58)

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May 27, 2019
1039: The Best Way to Build Muscle without Putting on Fat, Quick Warmups When Pressed for Time, Exercises that Help Improve Your Squat & MORE
01:23:45

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to gain muscle and stay lean, the best way to warm up for weight training when you are pressed for time, specific exercises that help your squat, and overtraining and stomach issues.

  • Adam ‘grills up’ the Ultimate BBQ Bundle from Butcher Box using his new Traeger + how ‘protein rice’ is sweeping the nation using Kettle & Fire bone broth. (5:22)
  • Does Adam have a ‘Satan’ house?? The power of the Joovv red light + updates on his current health protocol.  (13:05)
  • Project ‘Beefcake’: Justin shares his current fitness protocol. (17:42)
  • The guys bond over their ‘kerfuffle’s’ with their significant others: How the ‘small’ things can stack up, ‘wife’ Brain.fm & MORE. (18:45)
  • Sal gives his son public speaking tips to prepare for his big speech! (32:41)
  • ‘New Coke’ is making a comeback!! How it’s not about the taste as much as nostalgia. (35:43)
  • Why you should NEVER use airport USB charging stations. (42:05)
  • How your insurance company can collect data based on your driving habits to lower your premium. Why privacy experts are concerned? (43:29)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to gain muscle while staying somewhat lean? (48:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to warm up for weight training when you are pressed for time? (59:44)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some specific exercises, other than mobility movements, that will help with your squat? (1:08:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can overtraining or working out too much cause stomach issues (such as bloating, stomach pain and acid reflux)? If so, how should you go about it? (1:14:53)

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May 25, 2019
1038: How to Get Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat, the Best Exercises for Athletics, the Truth About Roid Rage & MORE
01:28:33

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to get rid of love handles and a stomach pooch, the best exercises for athletics, the causes of Roid Rage, and dating advice for their sons.

  • Mind Pump claims their favorite Skinny Dipped almond flavors. (3:15)
  • Getting food with Justin is a recipe for disaster. (7:04)
  • ‘Beers with the Boys’ (pre-Quah) at the next Mind Pump Live event. (9:40)
  • Who caused the bubble in the medallion market to burst? (14:11)
  • Ford plans a new wave of layoffs: Has the wave of purchasing vehicles peaked? (21:24)
  • The guys give their take on the Game of Thrones finale, future prequels & MORE. (26:18)
  • Why overtraining DOES exist. (32:32)
  • Mind Pump having a Memorial Day ‘FIRE SALE’!! (40:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – I always hear love handles are the last thing to go, along with the little stomach pooch at the bottom. I would love to hear what you guys have to say about them and what you have done to help clients get rid of them? (42:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the best exercises that will transfer to athletics? (54:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there any truth behind ‘Roid Rage’? Is it due to improper dosing, abuse or is it just steroids amplifying anger that is already there? (1:04:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – What kind of dating advice will you give your sons? (1:15:59)

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May 24, 2019
1037: How Ultra-Processed Foods Are Making You Fat, Sick, & Weak
01:05:13

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss a recent study on ultra-processed foods that have confirmed what they have long-suggested on the show, that calories are not just calories and that food quality matters.

  • How the problem with most studies done on diet is they are done in an observational manner. (2:47)
  • Ultra-processed foods make us eat more, and it’s not about their nutritional makeup: study. (4:50)
  • What is the definition of ultra-processed food? (7:50)
  • The benefits of processed foods. (9:50)
  • Why the biggest single contributor to chronic health problems in modern societies is obesity. (23:07)
  • Becoming aware of the hedonistic properties of these highly palatable foods. (29:23)
  • The evolution of what we perceive as palatable. (37:23)
  • How we are living in ‘if it fits your macro world’. (45:43)
  • How do we manage around this in today’s world? Understanding your relationship with these foods. (49:22)
  • Why you must create barriers between yourself and these ultra-processed foods and eliminate barriers between yourself and healthy foods. (55:10)
  • The one thing to start TODAY to bring your body to its natural bodyweight. (1:02:21)

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May 23, 2019
1036: What To Do If The Gym Equipment You Need is Being Used, the Best Way to Resume Workouts After a Break, the Ideal Speed to Cut & MORE
01:34:50

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to proceed with your workout when all the major equipment is taken, where to pick up after a hiatus from working out, if it is better to do a slow, more gradual cut as opposed to a shorter, more drastic “mini cut," and how body dysmorphia can sabotage our health and fitness goals.

  • Why the guys want to get an autotune machine. (5:37)
  • How KISS is the death of all metal. (6:50)
  • Why time and patience are extremely important when it comes to facilitating change. Adam updates the audience on his recent testosterone levels using the Everly Well tests. (12:38)
  • The paradox of being around a lot of people: The rise of loneliness in big societies. (22:38)
  • The popularity of delivery services: How we now are justifying going to the store or not. (31:50)
  • The CBD market craze and how companies like Ned stand out in the crowd. (38:40)
  • The importance of vetting sources in the proven guilty till innocent era: Buzzfeed vs. Tony Robbins. (44:04)
  • The underground war of information: The US vs. China tariff trade war. (52:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – When the gym is absolutely packed and all the major equipment is taken, what do you suggest doing? Improvise using lighter weights with higher reps or choose different exercise? (58:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – After a 2-week period of no workouts during a program (like MAPS Anabolic), is it better to continue where you left off or to start the program all over again? (1:10:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it better to do a slow, more gradual cut as opposed to a shorter, more drastic “mini cut”? (1:16:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you go in depth on what body dysmorphia is and how it can sabotage our health and fitness goals? And how it can affect our daily life as well as physical and emotional health? (1:21:48)

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May 22, 2019
1035: Joe DeFranco
01:51:18

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with world-renowned strength and conditioning Joe DeFranco.

  • The moment he knew he was meant to help people. (6:25)
  • How his ‘tunnel-focused’ mentality jump-started his career early on. (8:12)
  • How did the relationship with Onnit happen? Fall out? (11:30)
  • His process of scaling himself out of the day to day gym owner duties. (23:40)
  • His biggest problems with CrossFit. (28:29)
  • The evolution of his training methodology. (44:24)
  • Are there different protocols of how he assesses the average person compared to an athlete? (50:05)
  • How does he assess a ‘freak’ athlete? (52:42)
  • The amazing story of working with Miles Austin: From ‘no-name’ athlete to NFL star. (54:24)
  • How the ‘gym family’ is a REAL thing. (1:03:42)
  • What surprised him the most about the ‘politics’ in pro sports? (1:06:21)
  • Why studies don’t tell the whole story: The importance of context. (1:09:47)
  • His take on social media: The good, the bad & the ugly. (1:17:18)
  • How the more you learn, the more you go back and progress. (1:26:45)
  • How does he incorporate ‘new’ technologies into his life? Clients? (1:28:50)
  • Why the more you know, the more the answer is “it depends on A, B, C, D…” (1:34:15)
  • Has he ruffled any feathers in the world of academia? A ‘conscious competence’ rant on sled pulling/pushing. (1:35:22)
  • What makes his certification different/stand out from the others out in the space? (1:44:52)

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May 20, 2019
1034: Conventional Deadlifts vs. Trap Bar Deadlifts, How a Physical Job Affects Muscle Growth, the Impact of Pre-Workouts on Fat Loss & MORE
01:33:17

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the traditional deadlift vs. a trap bar deadlift, LISS at work and maintaining an anabolic state, pre-workout's affect on the fat burning process and Doug's health and wellness journey.

  • The nostalgia of 80s movies: Good and bad. (4:37)
  • Sal recaps the 2nd day of the handgun training course. (10:12)
  • How Sal uses Brain.fm to fall asleep after a rough day. (14:35)
  • Recipe for a great weekend: Adam’s new Traeger Grill and the ‘Ultimate BBQ Bundle’ from Butcher Box. (17:50)
  • The rise of the ‘sober bar’ + how Justin is lowering his alcohol intake. (23:18)
  • How Mind Pump will be changing the format to their next live event. (28:10)
  • Why it’s not enough about the information, but the behavior to create change. (30:50)
  • Burger King continuing their brilliant marketing: The company to test delivery in terrible traffic jams. (36:00)
  • How people are profiting over hysteria: EMF shielding garments are on the rise. (39:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on the traditional deadlift vs. the trap bar deadlift? As I get older, should I switch to the trap bar to save my back? (43:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – For people who get extra LISS at work (for example in construction), what effect does that have on maintaining an anabolic state? (54:44)
  • #Quah question #3 – Does pre-workout affect the fat burning process? If it gives you energy, does that mean the body doesn’t feel the need to burn fat? (1:02:12)
  • #Quah question #4 – When will we get to hear Doug's story? What has his health and wellness journey been like? What does Doug think about anything and everything? (1:13:45)

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May 18, 2019
1033: The Best Time to do Cardio, Fitness Before, During & After Pregnancy, the Most Beneficial Health Biomarker & MORE
01:16:40

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the pros & cons of doing cardio before weight training vs after, what a woman’s focus for fitness/health be through pregnancy, the biomarker that offers the most benefit to people and what you should look for in a business partner.

  • A discussion of the hip hop of old vs. today. (3:50)
  • A case for why you should AVOID artificial sweeteners. (7:31)
  • Clarifying the differences between the male and female products from Seed + the benefits of probiotics. (17:57)
  • Sal and Jessica are taking a gun training course. (22:32)
  • How the Warriors are crushing + Adam’s case for why they are a better team without Kevin Durant. (28:18)
  • A great example of government hysteria: You can now legally possess nunchucks in Arizona. (35:11)
  • Bayer is bleeding money!! The latest ‘Roundup’ weed killer cancer trial and why you should go organic. (36:34)
  • Mind Pump officially has Spotify custom playlists!! (43:17)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you explain the pros & cons of doing cardio before weight training vs after? I hate doing cardio, so if I don’t do it first then I won’t do it at all. (46:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – What should a woman’s focus for fitness/health be through pregnancy? Starting before getting pregnant and after giving birth. (54:43)
  • #Quah question #3 - What biomarker, such as blood sugar or blood pressure, do you think will offer the most benefit to people when made conveniently available to the general public? (1:01:17)
  • #Quah question #4 - What should you look for in a business partner and what are some red flags that might not be so obvious? (1:07:27)

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May 17, 2019
1032: How to Get an Impressive 6-Pack
54:01

A well defined, muscular 6-pack is almost universally admired and is the goal of many gym goers.  In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin break down exactly what it takes to build a visible 6-pack in the shortest amount of time possible.

  • How Catrina has as many bikinis as Adam does shoes. (1:59)
  • What is the allure around the abs? (3:30)
  • The two major factors that contribute to the definition of your abs. (7:07)
  • The myths surrounding the PROPER training of your abs. (10:15)
  • What are the actions of the abs and the muscles that comprise of them? (16:58)
  • DO NOT fall for the waist trainers! (24:07)
  • How anti-rotational movements are the most underrated movements you can add to your routine when training your abs + the importance of training the muscles that are responsible for protecting you when you move in and out of these plains.  (26:40)
  • The ULTIMATE ab workout (exercises and all explained) to get an IMPRESSIVE 6-pack. (30:59)
  • The biggest myth around ab training shattered! (49:33)

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May 16, 2019
1031: The Best Way to Recover from Overtraining, Adjusting Your Training as You Age, Lessons from Mom & MORE
01:37:09

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to recover from overtraining once you realize you have been overtraining, what their training looks like as they age into their 40s & 50s, the importance of considering finances when entering into a relationship, and the greatest thing their mothers taught them.

  • Sal’s hack to help with the muscle building process post workout using Kettle & Fire. (4:50)
  • Recapping the live event at the Vuori flagship store in Encinitas, CA: A place for common experiences. (11:27)
  • Adam living the brand. (24:11)
  • How using Four Sigmatic cordyceps will increase your stamina in the gym. (25:42)
  • A child discovers $40,000 worth of meth inside box of Legos. (26:42)
  • The science behind noise-canceling headphones + the future of eyewear technology. (28:46)
  • The next frontier for at home fitness training. (35:46)
  • The guys take on the recent changes to the Army’s combat fitness test. (43:17)
  • Florida man arrested for refusing to remove vulgar sticker. (46:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to recover from overtraining once you realize you have been overtraining? (49:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you guys see your training looking like as you age into your 40s & 50s? (1:01:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should relationships be a financial consideration? For example, what if your partner has debt? (1:15:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the greatest thing your mothers’ have taught you? (1:25:50)

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May 15, 2019
1030: Dr. Roy Vongtama
01:17:16

The Guys interview Dr. Roy Vongtama.

  • His background in the space, how he got into it and what is he currently doing. (2:18)
  • Flourishing vs. languishing mindset and how your thoughts affect the body. (17:27)
  • How you have to be careful about how you ‘word’ things. (23:04)
  • The ‘weird’ power of the placebo effect. (27:20)
  • Do they have any research to show cancer survival rates with changes of attitude? (31:19)
  • Why don’t doctors talk about diet and nutrition? (34:02)
  • Taking ownership of your life in the presence of bad news. (40:43)
  • How the body is not who we are. (47:00)
  • Practices we can do TODAY to improve our mindset. (49:35)
  • What is an EASY way people can practice meditation? (59:29)
  • The concept of tensing and relaxing to DECREASE your mental anxiety. (1:04:30)
  • What is the BIG missing piece of Western Medicine? (1:09:36)
  • Is he starting to see more doctors open to this mindset? (1:12:29)

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May 13, 2019
1029: Progressive Overload for Fat Loss, Using the Push Press to Build More Muscle, How to Walk Correctly & MORE
01:25:35

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the strict press vs push press, the value of progressive overload for losing fat, pointers to help correct poor patterns when walking, and how to train someone who thinks you are training too slow.

  • How Justin uses Brain.fm to block out the noise and distractions of the world. (3:50)
  • If Mind Pump was a burger. (5:33)
  • When the small guy gets big: Goodwipes now in ALL Target stores. (9:25)
  • Planet Fitness is CRUSHING it! (13:04)
  • The dark side of artificial sweeteners, how you value food & MORE. (17:23)
  • Sports talk with Mind Pump. (25:49)
  • Organifi’s newest product: Liver Detox. (28:35)
  • Disney’s ‘The Mandalorian’: Their crown jewel on their upcoming streaming platform. (32:48)
  • Is Elliott Hulse drinking is own Kool aide? (35:05)
  • Are celebrities trying to stay relevant by creating their own Instagram pages? The guys weigh in on John Travolta’s attempt. (39:39)
  • The difference between enabling and providing help: Santa Cruz homeless camp situation explained. (42:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you discuss strict press vs push press? The benefits of each and when best to incorporate them into your program? (48:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – When trying to lose fat is progressive overload important or a caloric deficit the only thing that really matters? (59:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – You guys talk about running a lot, but what about walking? What are some pointers you can give to walk correctly and some signs you are walking incorrectly? (1:06:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – I have a client who complained to my boss that my workouts are slow. She is used to boot camp style classes. My boss, another trainer, said I should just kill her with circuits every time. I tried explaining the importance of rest periods but no one listened. What should I do? (1:15:20)

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May 11, 2019
1028: Best Rep Tempo to Build Muscle, How to Train When Sleep Deprived, Staying Lean When Transitioning to Intuitive Eating & MORE
01:15:25

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about explosive reps vs. slower tempo reps for hypertrophy, staying lean when transitioning from counting macros to intuitive eating, how to adjust training and nutrition when sleep deprived and the most challenging thing they face when trying to achieve balance in their lives.

  • The strategy to ‘ween’ yourself off caffeine. (3:58)
  • How Skinny Dipped almonds are so ADDICTING! (9:30)
  • Mind Pump gearing up for the Vuori flagship event May 10th. (11:20)
  • Sunscreen chemicals enter the bloodstream at potentially unsafe levels: Study. (14:16)
  • The newest trending sex act, ‘figging’. Why do humans make everything weird? (19:28)
  • Mind Pump clarifies their take on kratom. (22:43)
  • Denver is voting to become the first city to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms. (25:28)
  • How Justin’s kid is the ‘star’ of the party + that age when the other sex first notices you. (31:48)
  • The XFL is returning in 2020. Why the higher the stakes, the more viable the sport. (35:06)
  • New ‘Wellness’ Division coming to IFBB Pro League. (40:17)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are more explosive reps or slower tempo reps better for hypertrophy? (46:07)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would you recommend for someone who has relied on counting macros for a long time to transition to intuitive eating while maintaining a lean physique? (53:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – We just had a baby and getting adequate sleep at night is next to impossible. If you had to wake up every 2-3 hours and had to run on 6 or fewer hours of sleep at night, how would your training and nutrition change? (1:00:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – What balance in your life is most challenging to achieve? (1:05:43)

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May 10, 2019
1027: 3 Steps to Speed Up Your Metabolism
58:08

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go into detail how to speed up your metabolism in three steps

  • How people simply aren’t AWARE what they are doing to their own bodies. (2:45)
  • What is metabolism in the context of fitness? (9:09)
  • Are you taking in fewer calories than you are burning? (13:08)
  • How to make fat loss easier and permanent! (14:50)
  • Why you MUST give your body a REASON to have a faster metabolism. (18:35)
  • Step 1: The best way to lift weights PROPERLY, to INCREASE your metabolism. (22:00)
  • Step 2: Sending the RIGHT signals to FUEL your body properly. (27:47)
  • Step 3: Getting proper sleep. (41:30)

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May 09, 2019
1026: Bison Squat Bar Review, the Truth About the Food Pyramid (My Plate), Celebrity Transformations & MORE
01:30:37

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips and tricks to help reduce marijuana use, the bison squat bar, the good, bad and ugly of the United States' Food Pyramid (now My Plate), and their thoughts on celebrity transformations.

  • Why people are interested in new information + how Seed stands out from the rest. (6:01)
  • There is another new addition to the Di Stefano Household. Why you just can’t have ONE guinea pig. (10:27)
  • How Santa Cruz has become the hub for ‘furries’. (12:30)
  • New media starting to ‘cross pollinate’ into popular TV shows. (14:26)
  • Adidas shares hit record high after profits beat expectations: The power of having a big star ‘rep’ your brand. (18:49)
  • Are Trump's tariff ‘Tweets’ doing the markets a big favor or not? (21:20)
  • Why everything PornHub touches erects to the stars. (25:40)
  • The link to social media platforms and phone companies. (26:50)
  • Adam gets a speeding ticket + reminiscing on old photos. (30:15)
  • The maximum benefits of switching up your sets and rep ranges. (33:35)
  • Justin getting a little ‘too involved’ in his coaching duties. (36:18)
  • Drinking just one energy drink is enough to cause heart problems, study warns. Will the Government start to regulate this market to kids? (43:26)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some tips or tricks to help reduce the amount of weed I’m smoking? (48:34)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the uses for the bison squat bar? (1:01:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think of the USA Food Pyramid? What’s good about it and wrong about it? (1:09:19)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you guys think about celebrity transformations? Inspiring or dangerous? (1:20:18)

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May 08, 2019
1025: Mike Cessario - Disrupting the Bottled Water Industry with Liquid Death
01:12:38

In this episode Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Mike Cessario, co-founder and CEO of Liquid Death, a water brand disrupting the bottled water market. Liquid Death is a new Mind Pump partner so please go out and support at liquiddeath.com!

  • Inventing the viral video: How brands use marketing to get attention, being authentic & MORE. (3:34)
  • Why fun can be healthy. (9:42)
  • Disrupting the industry and saving the planet at the same time. (17:35)
  • How long have they been in business, what kind of traction are they seeing and what was their strategy in the beginning? (21:37)
  • What are the biggest hurdles he sees that they will have to overcome? (32:12)
  • Not just a marketing gimmick: Getting the masses to purchase their product. (34:41)
  • Wanting to operate with the ‘small brand’ mentality. (37:40)
  • What interests him the most among the various platforms? (43:55)
  • ‘Death to plastic’ and why recycling CAN be cool. (46:10)
  • What are some paradigm shattering moments that he has experienced? (52:07)
  • The new world of marketing. (55:09)
  • What are the next moves for the brand? (1:01:53)
  • Why at the end of the day it’s all about honesty and authenticity.  (1:05:38)

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May 06, 2019
1024: Les Mills Review, How to Fix Hormone Imbalances Naturally, the Ideal Body Fat Percentage for Men & Women & MORE
01:18:49

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about natural ways to fix a hormone imbalance in females, thoughts on Les Mills classes such as Grit, Bodypump, etc., the ideal body fat percentage for men and women and how The Rock can keep up his physique and yet work so hard and sleep so little.

  • The guys recap their trip back from the Oakland Hills: Organifi Pure, MacGyver allergy masks & MORE. (4:10)
  • Will the guys invest in a Mind Pump house? (12:08)
  • How will the business of Mind Pump evolve in this new voice-controlled world? (15:40)
  • CBD now in Oreos??!! What’s next?! (18:36)
  • The explosion of the opioid epidemic: How the medical system is to blame. (22:03)
  • Wild shrimp test positive for cocaine and other drugs, pesticides in a new study. (38:18)
  • The value of strength training and the crisis of meaning. (40:10)
  • Why Justin is excited for John Wick 3 and why the guys are completely SOLD on Disney. (44:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some natural ways to fix hormone imbalances in females? And how can I convince my girlfriend to go along with the fixes? (48:52)
  • #Quah question #2 – We know your thoughts on CrossFit. What are your thoughts on Les Mills classes such as Grit, Bodypump, etc.? (56:05)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the ideal body fat percentage for men and women? (1:05:38)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you think someone like The Rock can keep up his physique, yet work so hard and sleep so little? (1:11:28)

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May 04, 2019
1023: The Best Exercises to Build Biceps, How Binging Affects Metabolism, Why Most People Shouldn't Run & MORE
01:24:13

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training biceps, how running can be done efficiently and effectively, how a prolonged caloric deficit followed by binging affects metabolism, and a typical day of eating for the Mind Pump Crew.

  • Best pick-up lines, multiple personalities and the ego we create. (4:15)
  • Mind Pump’s newest sponsor Kettle & Fire. (9:50)
  • Butcher Box, farm raised vs. wild caught fish & MORE. (14:06)
  • The best time of day for increased stamina based on your circadian rhythm. (20:00)
  • The benefits of having your kids in sports for overall development. (22:32)
  • Coming to terms with adversity, learning to reframe your negative self-talk, the law of attraction & MORE. (29:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have fallen in love with resistance training, but the one muscle I find boring is training biceps. It seems like there only a few exercises that I can do. (41:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – You guys rag a lot on running. Do you think running can be done efficiently and effectively? If so, how would you go about doing this? (53:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – If someone has been in a prolonged caloric deficit and then starts binging, how would that affect their metabolism? (1:02:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – Describe a typical day of eating? Not a perfect day, but a typical day from breakfast to your last meal. (1:08:48)

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May 03, 2019
1022: Raja Dhir- The Truth About Probiotics
01:59:16

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Raja Dhir, co-founder and co-CEO of Seed.

  • His background and how he got into the field. (3:07)
  • How science is more objective than any other discipline. (6:15)
  • Meshing translational science with traditional science. (9:35)
  • The state of affairs with consumer health today: Breaking the myths in the current space. (14:30)
  • What got him excited about getting into the field of the microbiome? (20:45)
  • Understanding the field of microbiome science. (30:11)
  • How EVERYTHING affects the microbiome and why human intervention is a two-way street. (36:21)
  • How we can potentially reverse food allergies. (47:09)
  • Understanding the vaginal microbiome and the groundbreaking science in the field. (50:27)
  • Are there things you can do to strengthen your gut lining permeability? (58:08)
  • The importance of being critical when it comes to scientific research. (1:06:30)
  • Can you inherit the microbiota of people you live in close quarters with?  (1:09:27)
  • The common myths surrounding probiotics. (1:14:37)
  • The critical work SeedLabs is currently doing. (1:27:05)
  • The microbiome connection to sports performance. The fine line between hard work and overtraining. (1:31:44)
  • The fascinating story of his dogs and their link to the woolly mammoth. (1:36:15)
  • Why they believe in taking a hard science approach + their next big ventures. (1:54:00)

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May 02, 2019
1021: How to Regulate Hunger, Hammer Strength vs. Free Weights for Building Muscle, Exercises to Improve Muscle Definition & MORE
01:21:02

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about great exercises to get arm definition, Hammer Strength machines versus free weights, how to get to a place where hunger is regulated, and career paths that are in demand that include health, nutrition and fitness.

  • Mind Pump’s newest sponsor disrupting the space, Liquid Death Mountain Spring Water. (3:17)
  • Mind Pump back from vacation: Spectacular views, traveling with kids, detaching from city life & MORE. (8:30)
  • Family dynamics, raising kids with animals & MORE. (25:50)
  • The Avengers SMASHES box office records! (34:33)
  • JJ Abrams brand, the lure of Disneyland and the secrets underground. (38:30)
  • VR, the future of health/wellness & MORE. (43:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is a great exercise to get arm definition? (48:12)
  • #Quah question #2 - Hammer Strength machines versus free weights? (53:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – For someone who has perpetually yo-yoed and is always hungry, how do you get to a place where their hunger is regulated?  (1:01:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – In your opinion, what career paths are in demand that include health, nutrition, and fitness? (1:11:29)

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May 01, 2019
1020: Dandapani on the Power of Focus
01:15:17

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Dandapani, a Hindu priest, speaker on self development and entrepreneur.

  • The practice of ‘Unwavering Focus’. (2:54)
  • How can you practice concentration? (8:43)
  • Why learning doesn’t make your wiser if you’re not implementing what you learn. (10:02)
  • Where awareness goes, energy flows. (14:51)
  • What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom? (19:19)
  • The concept of learning to lean on your own spine. (23:24)
  • What was the driving force behind him joining the monastery? The importance of the student/teacher relationship. (27:32)
  • What does a typical day look like at the monastery? (37:27)
  • Why your whole day is a preparation for success. (40:12)
  • What are the steps to mastering focus? (43:56)
  • Problems are not problems; they are subconscious patterns that need to be adjusted. (46:36)
  • What are the results you want, how to stay concentrated to manifest it in the mind to create physically. (48:23)
  • Understanding your purpose in life and ‘making the case’. (53:08)
  • The benefits of learning how to concentrate and knowing your priorities in life. (59:28)
  • Did he experience any culture shock once leaving the monastery? (1:03:15)
  • What are the biggest challenges he faces today? (1:09:13)
  • The meaning behind the 3 lines on his forehead. (1:10:30)
  • How does he define enlightenment? (1:12:54)

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Apr 29, 2019
1019: Using Barbell Complexes for Building Muscle & Burning Fat, How to Fix an Imbalance Between the Right & Left Side of Body, Staying Disciplined & MORE
01:17:42

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about using barbell complexes for building muscle AND burning fat at the same time, how to fix a chest imbalance, tools to stay disciplined when the motivation/excitement has run out, and the best investment opportunities right now and for the future.

  • Tobacco company Philip Morris starts life insurance firm that offers discounts to smokers who quit + why Health IQ is superior if you are health driven. (4:09)
  • Adam witnesses the GREATEST Game 7 in NHL history: How momentum is a REAL thing. (10:15)
  • How Justin is using Organifi ‘Immunity’ to prevent a potential viral infection. (20:15)
  • Sal and Justin taking their families to the Grand Canyon. (22:18)
  • Adam and Catrina getaway with friends. (28:32)
  • The outpouring of amazing baby gifts Adam has received from fans and sponsors. (31:30)
  • Mind Pump back on the road!! Limited tickets are available at Vuori flagship in Encinitas, CA. (33:09)
  • Mind Pump recommends The Creative Brain on Netflix. (33:49)
  • 'Fat Sex Therapist' compares fitness trainers to Nazis, children's dieting to sexual assault. (38:16)
  • The importance of using machines vs. free weights, if you are training high volume and feel you are at the brink of overtraining. (43:18)
  • #Quah question #1 - Are barbell complexes suitable for building muscle and burning fat at the same time as claimed by some? (46:04)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you fix a chest imbalance? Should you switch to dumbbells and go heavier on the bad side? Or could this be from a shoulder issue or something not related to the chest muscle? (53:18)
  • #Quah question #3 – What tools do each of you have to stay disciplined when the motivation or excitement has run out to stay on track with your nutrition or go to the gym? (59:03)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some of the best investment opportunities right now and for the future? (1:06:44)

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Apr 27, 2019
1018: Using Wendler's 5:3:1 to Ramp Up to Working Weight, the Proper Way to Bulk, the Pros & Cons of Going Barefoot & MORE
01:23:15

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about warming up and working up to working weight, the pros and cons of going barefoot, the surplus/deficit protocol for bulking and the four most famous people they would want on the podcast.

  • Are film ratings more accurate today?? (4:59)
  • Four Sigmatic had Adam at chocolate. His new favorite item from their product line. (7:24)
  • The Rolex of blue-blocking glasses: Felix Gray having a special sale! The important role sleep plays in fat loss. (9:48)
  • Nostalgia at its finest: Yes, there is still one Blockbuster left! (16:34)
  • Is Luminary, the latest "Netflix for podcasts," worth it? (19:18)
  • MMA fighter Joyce Vieira beats up man accused of sexual harassment during beach photoshoot. (32:21)
  • Dr. Integrity is at it again…The dangers of health/fitness professionals promoting the wrong things for clicks and self-promotion. (36:52)
  • Larry Wheels latest extreme strength feat. (41:45)
  • Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will soon be bankrupt. Will the model change during our lifetime? (46:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – When warming up and working up to your working weight, do you go by percentages or just intuitively? My buddy is doing Wendler’s 5:3:1 and working off straight percentages. Is that ideal for getting the maximum effect at higher weights without burning yourself out on the way up? (50:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the pros and cons of going barefoot? What are your opinions on barefoot shoes for everyday wear? (1:00:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – I hear you guys talk about bulking and recommending doing 3-4 weeks in a caloric surplus, followed by a week or so in a caloric deficit. Could you explain why you recommend this strategy and how to implement it? (1:09:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the four most famous people you guys would want to have on the podcast? (1:16:23)

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Apr 26, 2019
1017: Max Schmarzo- Strong by Science
01:54:39

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Max Schmarzo of Strong by Science.

  • Mind Pump recommends The Jordan Harbinger Show with Mike Posner. (2:43)
  • Nothing will check your ego harder than hearing yourself talk for the first time. How everyone starts somewhere. (4:54)
  • The losing battle of the scarcity mindset. (7:11)
  • The two schools of thought when it comes to force production. (16:21)
  • The aesthetics of movement: The concept of motor unit synchronization. (22:05)
  • How it’s not the sport that matters, it’s the movement that matters. (26:16)
  • Does Lebron James really perform poor squats?? How general fitness is not the same as athletic fitness. (31:59)
  • The power of big data is in the granularity. (35:35)
  • How it’s about making things applicable. (43:30)
  • Why ideas are stupid, actions are awesome. (47:25)
  • The importance of data to cater to your athletes. (50:07)
  • The concept of percentage of drop off. (53:01)
  • What are some effective ways to maximize/improve your length-tension relationship? (1:06:25)
  • Breaking the myths behind isometric training. (1:17:57)
  • What protocol does he recommend for a given athlete to improve their glute development? (1:23:21)
  • The act of being ‘engaged’ when you perform an athletic movement. (1:27:07)
  • The role of the CNS to your performance and overall wellness. How your coach acts as your ‘check engine light’. (1:29:45)
  • The science behind why our body crumbles from too much excess high intensity training. (1:41:04)
  • Why there is no such thing as biohacking. (1:47:25)

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Apr 25, 2019
1016: How to Get Back on Track After Eating Crap, Adjusting Training Intensity When Sleep Deprived, Advice When Starting a Gym & MORE
01:23:22

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about rebounding after a day of eating like crap, adjusting training intensity to balance lack of sleep, frequently asked questions that have become annoying over time, and the most important pieces of advice for someone who is about to open up their own gym.

  • How TV shows of the past didn’t portray the future very well. (5:37)
  • Recap of Mind Pump & Mimosas event. (9:40)
  • Come see the guys LIVE May 10th at Vuori flagship store in Encinitas, CA. (14:40)
  • Mind Pump Easter recap: Skinny Dipped almonds, spending time with family and defining what worship is. (16:40)
  • Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Unicorn Plan’. (27:13)
  • How upcoming tech IPOs could affect the Bay Area housing market. (29:43)
  • The yodeler who sued Yahoo. (31:45)
  • Game Boy turns 30. (36:49)
  • Sports talk: San Jose Sharks force game 7 in the NHL Playoffs + the economic impact of a team winning a championship. (40:01)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you rebound after a day of eating like crap? (44:08)
  • #Quah question #2 – If your life makes it incredibly difficult to get adequate sleep for recovery, do you recommend lowering training intensity to balance that out? (57:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the question you guys get the most that has become annoying because you answer it all the time? (1:06:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the most important piece of advice you would give someone who is about to open up their own gym? (1:14:56)

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Apr 24, 2019
BONUS: Introducing MAPS P.E.D.
49:39

In this episode Sal, Adam and Justin go into detail about the newest MAPS program... P.E.D. This is by far the most advanced of all the MAPS programs and they go into detail why it was created, who it is for and how the program is set up. 

  • Fitness influencers’ photoshopping their photos, what’s next??!! How no one likes to be bamboozled + the rhyme and reason behind the MAPS method. (1:42)
  • Why P.E.D. was created? (8:35)
  • How programming has become a lost art in the world of bodybuilding. (13:20)
  • The benefits of running this type of program in comparison to a typical body part split? (18:05)
  • The importance of phasing your workouts + how the program is set up. (28:53)
  • Who is this program for? (31:24)
  • The ‘Two Levels’ of lifter + the addition of ‘Deload Movements’. (36:45)
  • Cardio free programming! (41:29)
  • The meaning behind the name + breaking down the different phases. (43:18)

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Apr 22, 2019
1015: Mike McCastle- Four-Time World Record Holder & Acclaimed Performance Coach
01:07:08

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Mike McCastle, a four-time world record holder who performs amazing feats of strength and performance.  In 2015 he shattered the Guinness World Record for 'Most Pull-ups in 24 hours' by completing 5,804 pull-ups, all while wearing a 30 pound pack!

Mike is the founder of the Twelve Labors Project, a charitable initiative driven by a purposeful mission to push the limits of human potential in hopes of inspiring others to explore their own capacity for greatness.

  • What exactly does he do right now for business? (3:00)
  • How does he cue the general population to do an exercise? The importance of maximizing their value. (7:26)
  • Has tension training played an important role in the feats he has done? (11:01)
  • Why with most methods, he does them on himself first. (12:55)
  • You either use it or lose it: The benefits of end-range training. (15:57)
  • The early mistakes he made as a trainer. Why soreness doesn’t equal progress. (17:52)
  • His ‘Train often, test seldom’ mentality.  (19:18)
  • The extraordinary feats of strength and performance he has performed, finding meaning in your suffering & MORE. (21:03)
  • Where did he develop his ‘unbreakable’ mentality? (32:31)
  • How part of being strong is being authentic with yourself and knowing your abilities. (35:22)
  • The defining moment in his life where he made a conscious decision to quit. (37:10)
  • The ‘Twelve Labors Project’: How sometimes the most unreasonable decision matters the most. (39:45)
  • How pain is a tool, not the focus. (47:33)
  • The ‘labors’ he has completed explained. (50:04)
  • What does the internal conversation look like when he experiences a ‘bump in the road’? (1:00:30)
  • Why true excellence is not attainable, it’s about the pursuit. (1:04:56)

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Apr 22, 2019
1014: The Benefits of Cryotherapy & Ice Baths, Creating the Ultimate Morning Routine, When Children Should Begin Working Out & MORE
01:23:56

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the age a child can start working out in the gym with a parent, how to choose the best morning routine, cryotherapy and ice baths for recovery and the benefits of meditation.

  • Adam’s new Organifi ‘pre-podcast’ stack: Pure and Immunity. (3:45)
  • How do we get wealthy people to want to do more good things?? Cater to their ego. (10:50)
  • Is old man strength a real thing?? (16:07)
  • Carl's Jr. is testing out a CBD burger in honor of 4/20, BANG Energy class action says drinks don’t provide ‘Body-Rocking Fuel’ & MORE. Why quality always has staying power. (19:22)
  • The new trend: Being ‘authentic’. (30:40)
  • Joe Rogan vs. Media Matters. (36:06)
  • 3D-printed heart made using a human patient's cells. (40:12)
  • Justin introduces Sal to new rock music. (45:27)
  • U.S. doctors accused of trading prescriptions for sex and cash in a major scandal. How just because you have a Ph.D. doesn’t mean you have integrity. (46:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – What’s a good age for someone younger to start working out in the gym with a parent? (48:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – Jim Kwik and Hal Elrod both talked about morning routines, but their routines were quite different. For example, Jim Kwik’s suggested keeping your eyes closed and remembering dreams. Hal Elrod said to put your phone across the room, so you would have to get up to turn off the alarm. Which do you subscribe to? (59:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on cryotherapy and ice baths for recovery? Placebo or actually valuable? (1:06:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – What have been your experiences with meditation? What benefits have you seen in research or personal experience? What advice would you give people looking to add meditation to their lifestyle? (1:15:35)

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Apr 20, 2019
1013: Controlling Hunger When Lifting Heavy, Diet for Peak Physical Shape, the Pros & Cons of Interning for Influencers & MORE
01:23:31

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about controlling massive hunger when going through MAPS Anabolic, what each of their diets looked like when they were in their best physical shape, mental health and the fitness industry and the value of interning for "influencers."

  • The benefits of testing if you’re nutrient deficient before supplementation using Everly Well. (3:56)
  • Mind Pump: Getting you to break up with your workout partner + the dogma behind exercise. (15:26)
  • Sal and Jessica getting after it at the new 49ers Fit gym. (22:45)
  • Mind Pump gearing up for their next live event at the Vuori Flagship store. (25:54)
  • Adam losing sleep over the greatest comeback in NBA history + is he getting a little lonely in the bedroom? (29:02)
  • The guys ragging on Sal over his new family pet. (36:06)
  • Notre Dame Cathedral fire donations near $1B. The belief in something that is bigger than yourself. (37:04)
  • Fecal transplants result in a massive long-term reduction in autism symptoms. (41:06)
  • #Quah question #1 – I started MAPS Anabolic as a healthy weight loss journey, but I’m finding myself massively hungry. My intake is probably negating any potential weight loss from the program. Any guidance on what to do or control the hunger? (47:54)
  • #Quah question #2 - What did your diet look like when you were at your best physical shape? (56:13)
  • #Quah question #3 - How do you think mental health affects the fitness industry? Do you think a lot of high-level athletes and fitness driven people are more likely to deal with mental health or the opposite? (1:05:35)
  • #4 Quah question #4 - Do you think interning for influencers or online coaches is a good learning opportunity or is it just free labor? What should an intern expect to gain from an internship? (1:14:49)

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