Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

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Subscribers: 955
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.

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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

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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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Apr 19, 2019
1012: Joe Kudla- How to Build an International Fashion Brand in 5 Years
01:02:31

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Joe Kudla, founder and CEO of Vuori Clothing. Five years ago Vuori was just an idea. Today Vuori can be found in Nordstrom, REI and shipped worldwide when ordered from their website.

Joe has a fascinating story of multiple business ventures, some successful, others failures that have led to Vuori Clothing's "overnight success." Joe tells a good story and in this episode he tells of a strange run-in with a psychic woman who nudged him to take a leap of faith that ultimately catapulted the company. Even if you don't believe in psychics, this story may just make you believe a little bit...

Vuori Clothing is the preferred attire of the Mind Pump Team. It looks, fits and feels amazing. You can check it out at vuoriclothing.com/mindpump (Be sure to use the code on this page for 25% off your first order... a Mind Pump exclusive discount!).

  • Mind Pump recommends The Jordan Harbinger Show. (3:38)
  • How if you don’t make good products in this day in age, what’s the point. (6:45)
  • What was their defining moment of success? (7:57)
  • The MASSIVE compound growth over the last 5 years. (10:31)
  • Setting out to make clothes that other people cannot find. ‘Built to move and style for life’ mindset. (13:10)
  • Putting their money where their mouth is and making GREAT products. (15:34)
  • Have they experienced any growing pains or challenges? (17:14)
  • The great debate on entering the ‘Athlete Market.’ (19:24)
  • What goes into the process of creating a product? (20:30)
  • Do they do any outsourcing when it comes to design? (22:39)
  • How do you know, as an entrepreneur, when to stop or change gears? (26:28)
  • His early ventures, failures and the life lessons he learned along the way. (28:32)
  • Going all-in on Vuori. (32:33)
  • A chance encounter with a psychic woman that propelled him to take the leap of faith and invest in clarity. (39:00)
  • Becoming in alignment and how Mind Pump found the brand. (47:38)
  • Building the relationship directly with the consumer, shifting their message based on customer feedback and being versatile. (51:08)
  • How your culture is your brand. (56:00)
  • What does he see for their future in the space? (59:05)

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Apr 18, 2019
1011: How to Determine the Ideal Training Load for Your Body, Signs of Overtraining, Influencers Who Lie About Using Steroids & MORE
01:22:39

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 signs of overtraining, balancing pushing the limit with doing the minimum necessary to elicit change, social media influencers who hide their steroid use and the most embarrassing thing they have witnessed in a gym.

  • Why does everything have CBD in it now?? (5:53)
  • Follow up on the spread of ‘Rhabdo’ cases in the medical field due to extreme workouts. (12:06)
  • Adam’s “Read, write and row” epic fail. How exercise and movement light up the whole brain and foster creativity. (19:33)
  • Sal the ‘Drama Queen’ and pissing off his daughter. (24:00)
  • How Butcher Box now has add-ons on top of your scheduled box. (26:15)
  • The Disneyland for Fitness, 49ers Fit Gym. (29:02)
  • Happy Tax Day! Here are some infuriating ways the Government spends your money. (36:00)
  • Why you should start your lift with a good negative, to get a good positive. How context matters. (38:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are signs of overtraining? (45:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – How come you guys are always preaching not train so hard and to always do the minimum amount necessary, yet when you tell stories of how you got to where you are you definitely were working out more than three times a week? If I want to be as jacked and successful as you, don’t I need to push the limit? (53:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – Why are all these Instagram famous lifters acting all high and mighty hitting PR’s but not being truthful with people about how they are getting where they are? Steroid use is at an all-time high. (1:03:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the most embarrassing thing you have witnessed in a gym? (1:09:28)

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Apr 17, 2019
1010: The Best Cardio to Burn Fat
01:02:38

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go into depth about cardio... the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to burning fat. What kind of cardio works best? How much cardio is ideal? Is there ever a time you should avoid cardio? All of these questions are answered so that you can get the maximum efficiency and benefit from your workouts.

  • What needs to happen for your body to be able to tap into its stored energy (aka body fat)? (6:37)
  • The dangerous ‘rat race’ we get ourselves into in regards to calorie intake and excess cardio. (7:58)
  • What determines if something is cardio or resistance training? (12:50)
  • The benefits of cardiovascular activity. (14:25)
  • The different types of cardio and the pros/cons of each: (20:10)
    • HIIT (High-intensity interval training). (21:06)
    • LIIS (Low-intensity steady-state cardio). (30:08)
    • Not doing any cardio at all, yet doing proper resistance training. (44:08)
  • The Mind Pump cardio prescription. (56:54)

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Apr 15, 2019
1009: How to Build Impressive Abs, the Benefits of Adjusting Training Volume, Weight Training for the Deconditioned & MORE
01:09:38

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 build the abs in order to see them at a higher body fat percentage, whether lifting weights is too much for a sedentary person getting started with fitness, going from high volume training to low volume training, and reaching fitness goals while struggling with an eating disorder.

  • Getting rewarded for living a healthy lifestyle with ‘Health IQ’. (3:30)
  • Mind Pump reinstating their opinion on CrossFit after the Dana Bailey health scare. (6:44)
  • Sal on a recent episode of ‘Iron Crew Podcast’ and tells a story he has tried to forget. (20:37)
  • Netflix sued by 'Choose Your Own Adventure' book publisher over 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'. (26:11)
  • Tarantulas on a plane!! The black market for exotic creatures. (27:59)
  • Feds charge 2 dozen in billion dollar Medicare brace scam. (34:46)
  • Adam continuing the stir the ‘mastermind’ pot. (39:02)
  • #Quah question #1 - How can I build the size of my abs in order to see them at a higher body fat percentage? (43:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – For someone who goes from a sedentary lifestyle to wanting to be active, is lifting weights right off the bat too much for the body? Should the person ease into weightlifting with bodyweight exercises first? (52:26)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it a good idea to go from high volume training to low volume training? Are there benefits to it? (58:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you guys think it’s possible to reach a fitness goal while struggling with an eating disorder or do have to address the eating disorder first? Do you think that people who have had a history of eating disorders can ever reach a normal weight and mindset towards food and body image? (1:03:01)

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Apr 13, 2019
1008: How to Improve the Mind to Muscle Connection, the Least Effective Exercises You Can Do, Exercising When Sick & MORE
01:35:13

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the most over-used, least effective movements in the gym, how to improve the mind to muscle connection, if when sick or getting sick it is better to push through and work out to boost the immune system or just take it easy, and Sal and Justin's #1 piece of advice regarding fatherhood for Adam.

  • Mind Pump living the brand: How Sal uses cordyceps, from Four Sigmatic, for ultimate performance in the gym, which adaptogen to use for a given situation, unique ways to use the Organifi plant protein powder & MORE. (4:52)
  • Arya Saffaie takes the sword! The guys talk about his latest first place win + the ultimate home security weapon. (10:16)
  • The new pet at the Di Stefano household: Giving your child responsibility and purpose. (17:31)
  • The importance of doing mobility to keep from feeling stiff and rigid. The amazing potential of the body to adapt. (23:47)
  • The ‘space race’ between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. What should the average consumer look for and what challenges will they face in the future? (31:33)
  • McDonald's $300 million tech deal, the future of automation and how minimum wage laws are terrible for the disenfranchised. (45:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the most over-used, least effective movements in the gym? (53:15)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you improve the mind to muscle connection? (1:06:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you’re sick or getting sick it is better to push through and work out to boost the immune system or just take it easy? (1:15:38)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your #1 piece of advice regarding fatherhood for Adam? (1:23:51)

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Apr 12, 2019
1007: Hal Elrod on Cheating Death & Creating The Miracle Morning
01:49:47

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin speak with Hal Elrod. Hal has an incredible story. Hit head-on by a drunk driver at age 20, he actually died, his heart stopping for 6 minutes. When he woke from his coma he was told by doctors that he would never walk again.

Hal did walk again and wrote the bestselling book The Miracle Morning and became one of the highest rated keynote speakers in America.

Then he nearly died again in 2016. With his kidneys, lungs, and heart on the verge of failing, he was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Defying the odds, he is now cancer free and has written a new book, The Miracle Equation which is now available for pre-order. By purchasing his book and sending the receipt to miracleequation@gmail.com you will receive valuable training bonuses that Hal has created exclusively for this book launch.

Also, check out his podcast Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod.

  • Escaping death 3 times! The car accident that changed his life. (4:09)
  • Living by the 5 minute rule. (13:25)
  • Did having this attitude speed up his healing process? (20:57)
  • How we have the ability to learn from any ‘tough’ situation. (24:05)
  • Which situation was more difficult to come back from? (26:59)
  • Making peace with the worst case scenario. (33:33)
  • The backstory behind the making of the ‘Miracle Morning’ and ‘Miracle Equation’. (36:43)
  • How it only takes 5 minutes to become a morning person. (42:43)
  • Creating your ‘Miracle Morning’. (47:17)
  • The 6 S.A.V.E.R.S. to fit your lifestyle and achieve your goals. (57:35)
  • Tangible takeaways from the ‘Miracle Equation’. (1:05:20)
  • What has the ride been like from the success of the book? (1:21:02)
  • Was his unwavering faith ever challenged during this process? (1:26:28)
  • How we create our reality from our thoughts and feelings. (1:31:15)
  • Any spiritual or religious practices in his family? (1:37:15)
  • What does he think of our society today? (1:39:47)
  • Living by being the example to his kids. (1:41:50)
  • Have his kids taught him any life lessons? (1:45:10)

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  • Hal Elrod (@hal_elrod)  Instagram
  • Website
  • Podcast
  • Dr. Joe Dispenza (@drjoedispenza)  Instagram
  • Jim Rohn Official (@OfficialJimRohn)  Twitter
  • JJ Virgin (@jj.virgin)  Instagram
  • Pat Flynn (@patflynn)  Instagram
  • Joe Rogan (@joerogan) • Instagram
  • Jordan Harbinger (@jordanharbinger) • Instagram

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Apr 11, 2019
1006: How to Cycle Creatine, Ways to Manipulate Reps & Exercises to Break Through Plateaus, Using Meditation to Improve Muscle Gain & MORE
01:22:41

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about breaking through plateaus by manipulating reps or exercises, how meditation can help gains in the gym, the benefits of cycling on & off creatine and changing clients with unhealthy behaviors.

  • Keep your friends close and enemies closer…Sal visits Lulu lemon decked out in Vuori. The importance of being picky with the people you chose to do business with. (3:59)
  • The Bezos divorce settlement is the biggest in history. (9:48)
  • More trouble in Hollywood land…Writers Guild vs. agents, Netflix vs. Disney & MORE. (13:06)
  • Knowledge vs. experience and the importance of knowing the context when it comes to reading studies. (29:47)
  • Updates on Catrina’s pregnancy. (39:48)
  • #Quah question #1 – To break through a plateau in my training, should I change up the exercises I’m doing or reps? (44:58)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can meditation help your gains in the gym? (51:50)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it best to cycle on and off creatine? If so, with what consistency? (1:01:49)
  • #Quah question #4 - What was one of the most unhealthy behaviors of a client of yours? How did you help them change it and were you successful in maintaining the change? (1:08:36)

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Apr 10, 2019
1005: Lisa Lampanelli- From Grammy Nominated Comedian to Life Coach
59:24

In this entertaining episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with retired comedian Lisa Lampanelli. Lisa has had a 30+ year career and was known for her edgy, insult comedy. She has roasted well known celebrities including Chevy Chase, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner and even Donald Trump. Her comedy album "Back to the Drawing Board" was nominated for Best Comedy Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. She has appeared in numerous movies, been a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice and appeared on the Tonight Show. She announced her retirement from comedy in 2018 on the Howard Stern Show.  Lisa is now a life coach, storyteller and workshop leader. You can learn more about Lisa at lisalampanelli.com.

  • The ‘San Jose Nightmare’ show explained. (3:54)
  • Why you should get out of things before you ‘hate’ them. (7:38)
  • What does she think of the current political climate? (9:40)
  • The ‘dark side’ of comedy. (10:34)
  • What was the impetus that got her to lose all the weight? Why you have to feel it to heal it. (12:52)
  • Her transformation into life coaching. (15:19)
  • Does she find her skills as a comedian come in handy now? (18:12)
  • Why your ideal client shows up as a version of your younger self. The challenges she has faced as a coach so far. (19:12)
  • Her ‘no filter’ mentality. (22:25)
  • The evolution of her comedy style. Why you can’t be all things for all people. (26:42)
  • What was the peak of her stand up career? (28:35)
  • What is the weirdest encounter she has had with a celebrity? (29:29)
  • Does she have a spiritual practice? (33:41)
  • Did she have to ‘get ready’ before a show? The favorite show she ever did? (35:38)
  • How family is the priority. (38:06)
  • What makes her nervous or scared? (39:40)
  • Don’t try to be someone you’re not. (42:00)
  • How Donald Trump saved her life. (44:46)
  • Why nothing happens TO us, it happens FOR us. (46:50)
  • How watching stand up is like doing homework. (48:40)
  • That one-time Mind Pump stood up a guest. (50:45)
  • Why all jokes need a punchline + the art of ‘giving’ laughs instead of ‘receiving’ them. (52:50)
  • Has she coached any young comics? (55:15)
  • Start saying YES to things that make you happy! (56:40)

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Apr 08, 2019
1004: Building Muscle Using Short Workouts, Keeping Gains After Going Off Steroids, How to Sell Personal Training & MORE
01:40:02

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of quick gym sessions, maintaining gains after discontinuing steroid use, techniques to sell personal training and one thing they firmly believe to be true that everyone disagrees with.

  • The guys of Mind Pump aging with grace. (3:42)
  • The massive growth of the ‘influencer’ space and potential backlash. How just because someone has 1 million followers doesn’t mean they provide value or have real power. (10:42)
  • The wild wild west of advertising online. (22:33)
  • Is diet more important than exercise for maintaining weight loss? New study weighs in. (25:30)
  • Sal’s ‘high-rep’ deadlift workout + getting caught up in ‘ego’ lifting. (28:26)
  • Do you have limited space and want to work out at home?? Time to look into getting a PRx Performance kit. (34:03)
  • The benefits of using machines to connect to your muscles. (36:21)
  • Updates on Catrina’s pregnancy. (41:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – What movements do you lean towards on days when you only have enough time for a quick gym session? (45:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – If dosed properly with a ligament post cycle, can gains with steroids be maintained without continuous use of steroids? (58:35)
  • #Quah question #3 - During your last visit to Red Dot Fitness regarding sales, what piece of information provided the greatest impact on the audience? (1:12:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is one thing you firmly believe to be true that everyone disagrees with you on? (1:24:11)

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Apr 06, 2019
1003: How to Train to "Lift" Breasts, the Negative Impact of Diet Foods, the Benefits of Massage Therapy & MORE
01:40:32

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the value of decline presses to lift the breasts, whether foods like Halo Top give people an excuse to overeat and create a bad relationship with food, the benefits of massage therapy for training, mentality and recovery and their immediate first impression of the other 3 mind pump partners.

  • Is there truly a market out there for breast milk? Plus, the theory behind women with large breasts. (4:43)
  • Mind Pump checks themselves on their definition of ‘powerbuilding’. (9:39)
  • Red light therapy for muscle growth and peak physical performance using Joovv. (16:18)
  • How Sal uses the ‘gold juice’ from Organifi to recover from a hard workout. (20:56)
  • The internet needs new rules and Mark Zuckerberg wants to write them. How less liberty does not equal more safety. (22:16)
  • The NEW and IMPROVED Mind Pump Media website + the updated ‘30 Days of Coaching’. (29:30)
  • Marvel breaks the internet!! Why Disney will be the company to take down Netflix. (33:17)
  • Justice Department Warns Academy Over Potential Oscar Rule Changes Threatening Netflix. (38:37)
  • Media multitasking is associated with a higher risk for obesity and increased responsiveness to rewarding food stimuli. (40:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – My chiropractor told me to stop doing straight bar flat bench because it’s terrible for shoulders and being a woman it wouldn’t build my chest muscles. He told me if I had to bench to use the decline bench and it would hit my underboob muscles and give me a lift. Is he full of shit? (42:34)
  • #Quah question #2 - Do you think foods like Halo Top give people an excuse to overeat and create a bad relationship with food? (50:05)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the benefits of massage therapy for training, mentality, and recovery? How often should you get a massage? What kind of massage? And what to look for in a massage therapist? (59:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – What was your immediate first impression of the other 3 Mind Pump partners? Can you think of something they have done since that has solidified that impression or broken that impression? (1:08:57)

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Apr 05, 2019
1002: Jim Kwik's 10 Keys to Getting More Out of Your Brain
02:22:12

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Jim Kwik, a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance. Having worked with A-List celebrities and billionaires, Jim entertains and educates with a steady stream of fascinating anecdotes while providing actionable techniques you can take away to immediately improve the function of your brain.

  • Must listen: Jordan Harbinger podcast episode with Clint Watts. (2:21)
  • How your phone is messing with your mind: The 4 ‘digital demon’ challenges we face today. (4:36)
  • Jim’s ‘superhero’ origin story: The boy with the broken brain. (22:40)
  • How questions are the answers: The 3 questions you should be asking yourself. (54:51)
  • The D.R.E.A.M.S. acronym explained. (1:07:28)
  • Has he had any ‘ah-ha’ moments from his dreams? (1:22:49)
  • What was the most impactful thing he has learned from the celebrities he has worked with? (1:26:55)
  • The 10 things you should do to ‘jump start’ your brain. (1:30:50)
  • Why the same level of thinking that caused your problems won’t solve your problems. (1:39:33)
  • Information combined with emotion helps you remember. [2 minute memory exercise on neuro-nutrition] (1:48:40)
  • The 10 keys to unlock your ‘Kwik’ brain. [Exercise to give a Ted Talk] (2:01:05)

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Apr 04, 2019
1001: The Worst Diet Ever, the Truth About Powerbuilding, the Pros & Cons of Weighted Vest Training & MORE
01:32:08

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 & cons of training with a weighted vest, the benefit to mixing powerlifting with bodybuilding, the diet trend that has had the most adverse effect on society and their Enneagram type.

  • Why Justin is a water ‘snob’. (5:54)
  • Recap: Mind Pump Episode 1000 Extravaganza! (8:09)
  • Justin takes the family to an air show. (11:30)
  • Daily use of high potency marijuana linked to higher rates of psychosis, study finds. (18:42)
  • How NED stands out above the rest when it comes to the quality of CBD. (23:03)
  • Walgreens to sell CBD products in 1,500 stores. (25:02)
  • Mind Pump recommends Unsolved on Netflix: The ‘Golden Era’ of rap. (27:27)
  • Ben Pakulski and the carnivore diet: The case of just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. (34:55)
  • The overall price comparison and benefits of Butcher Box. (39:15)
  • Spring cleaning at the Schafer household. (43:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the pros & cons of training with a weighted vest? (55:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your opinions on powerbuilding? Do you think it’s beneficial to mix powerlifting with bodybuilding? (1:01:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – Which diet trend do you think has had the worst adverse effect on society? (1:06:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is each person’s ‘Enneagram type’? (1:19:24)

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Apr 03, 2019
1000: Episode 1000- Live Studio Audience Quah, Justin's F16 Flight Recap, Mind Pump Past, Present & Future & MORE!
02:41:27

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin are joined by a live studio audience for a special 1,000th episode event. Starting with their usual banter they discuss Justin's Thunderbird flight (how many G's did he pull and did he puke???), current events and a walk down Mind Pump's memory lane. Then they take 14 questions from the audience for a robust Quah, covering all manner of topics such as what is in store for Mind Pump, surprising benefits from starting the podcast, the legacy they would like to leave and many more.

  • Justin tells all about his F-16 fighter jet experience. (4:50)
  • California couple finds a hidden camera in their Airbnb rental. The disruptive nature of the share economy. (29:17)
  • Man awarded $80M in the lawsuit claiming Roundup causes cancer. (34:30)
  • 2 new limited edition Reese's peanut butter cups coming + Cardinals to incorporate 'phone breaks' in meetings. (36:50)
  • Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency for WhatsApp transfers, sources say. (40:05)
  • Man stole $122m from Facebook and Google by sending them random bills, which the companies dutifully paid. (41:41)
  • Preparing for dad life…Adam’s new purchase, a water rower. (43:00)
  • Reminiscing over 1000 episodes! (47:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you guys were to be on a Ted Talk to talk about something you are extremely passionate about, what would it be? (50:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – What’s a skill you wished you developed in your early 20s? (57:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – What has been the most unexpected outcome from having a successful podcast that you wouldn’t have believed before? (1:05:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you create a MAPS program for yourself without paying someone to create one for you? (1:11:33)
  • #Quah question #5 – If you guys were to accomplish the current mission, how would the business continue on and add value to people’s lives? (1:18:36)
  • #Quah question #6 – Who had the greatest impact on your lives? (1:23:25)
  • #Quah question #7 – How do you want to be remembered? (1:36:12)
  • #Quah question #8 – Do you think people will ever make the switch from only caring about aesthetics to general health? (1:44:00)
  • #Quah question #9 – How do you prevent spreading yourself too thin and how do you decide what platform is best for your voice? (1:51:54)
  • #Quah question #10 – What excites you guys most about the next 1000 episodes? (1:58:37)
  • #Quah question #11 – In the future do you think that personal trainers in person will be more of a thing or will A.I. take over? (2:03:35)
  • #Quah question #12 – What is your advice to trainers who have clients who don’t care about their health and much as they do? (2:11:10)
  • #Quah question #13 – What is a difficult situation you have gone through that you are now grateful for? (2:19:24)
  • #Quah question #14 – What are some of your biggest fears and how have you been able to overcome and face them? (2:31:07)

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Apr 01, 2019
999: How to Use Cardio to Improve Muscle Growth, The Benefits of Fasting During a Bulk, Measuring Your Metabolism & MORE
01:26:43

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about use weight lifting and cardio (or HIIT) in the same session, how fasting can be used during a bulk, the devillianization of sugar by some fitness professionals and how to measure metabolism.

 

  • The evolution of Adam’s Q&A’s on Instagram, the value it provides and the people he has met through doing them. (3:59)
  • Why Justin is in a state of ‘fight or flight.’ (8:12)
  • The evolution of animation and the subliminal messages within these old video games/movies. (9:54)
  • Mind Pump recommends Love, Death & Robots on Netflix. (17:13)
  • How to use Smoothie Box shakes to make ‘cool’ treats for yourself and your kids! (19:16)
  • Proud Dad alert: Sal’s daughter wins ‘Young Author” award + the importance of developing skills through practice. (23:37)
  • Will Apple TV+ finally take down Netflix?? The streaming wars are getting crazier and the guys speculate/predict who will come out on top. (28:00)
  • How women are selling their breast milk to bodybuilders. (40:33)
  • Conor McGregor’s recent retirement from MMA, athletes being smarter with their money & MORE. (42:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does it send conflicting signals to your body to do weight lifting and cardio (or HIIT) in the same session? (51:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – Does fasting for better health and digestion have a place during a bulk? (1:00:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – There seems to be a movement in the fitness community to devillainize sugar because it doesn’t cause fat gain in a caloric deficit. Do you think this is missing the big picture and giving people a hall pass to eat sugar and processed garbage? Or do you think this movement is necessary? (1:08:43)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you measure your metabolism? (1:18:17)

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Mar 30, 2019
998: The Benefit of Chocolate Milk Post Workout, the Truth About Stimulant Free Pre-Workout Supplements, How to Hire a Good Personal Trainer & MORE
01:26:47

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the value chocolate milk has as a post-workout drink, whether stimulant free pre-workouts are worth taking, good questions to ask or qualifications to look for when hiring a personal trainer and the business of opening and managing a gym.

  • Mind Pump’s 1,000th episode extravaganza! The truth behind if it takes 10,000 hours to become a master at anything + the value of effective communication. (3:28)
  • Keep calm and abstain. (24:42)
  • Why it's NOT ok for us to say a food is good or bad? (33:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Chocolate milk is said to be the go-to drink after a workout. Do you believe that’s true? Wouldn’t all the added sugar offset any health benefits it has or is it an acceptable blend of protein and carbs? (45:45)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are stimulate free pre-workouts worth taking? If so, what brands? (56:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – When looking for a trainer, what are good questions to ask or qualifications to look for? (1:05:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is operating a gym a worthy investment? Can you talk about the business side of operating and managing a gym? (1:13:20)

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Mar 29, 2019
997: How to Sculpt the Perfect Body
01:00:40

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk about Adam's road from chunky to IFBB pro and the techniques he used to sculpt his body for maximum aesthetic appeal. Humans are naturally attracted to a symmetrical, well shaped body and by using focused muscle building techniques anyone can improve the symmetry of their body. These tools are described in detail in this episode and featured in the MAPS Aesthetic program available at mapsfitnessproducts.com.

  • Adam’s road from chunky to IFBB pro: Gaining traction and building an audience on social media via his transformation, the programming he followed to get there & MORE. (3:32)
  • Training for aesthetics the RIGHT way and how to sculpt the perfect body. (33:20)
  • Phase 1: ‘Strength’ - To build maximal strength and Central Nervous System (CNS) adaptation for a granite-hard look. (38:40)
  • The importance and science behind ‘Focus Sessions’. (43:05)
  • Phase 2: ‘Size’ - To build full round muscle bellies. (47:36)
  • Phase 3: ‘Sharpen’ - Maximizing the pump you get in the gym. (48:44)
  • Final thoughts and recommendations. (52:35)

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Mar 28, 2019
996: Highly Effective Exercises that Suck, Volume vs Frequency, the Importance of Living Your Brand & MORE
01:25:25

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises they hate but are good to do, what Mind Pump will do if science disproves frequency in favor of volume, the importance for a personal trainer to be in shape and tips on not being so socially awkward.

  • Justin is going to the “danger zone”! (4:56)
  • Recap of Mind Pump’s “Mastering the Sale” training at Red Dot Fitness. (11:11)
  • Update on Mind Pump & Mimosas. (15:49)
  • Checking your egos and getting back to your ‘why’. (16:54)
  • The growing wave of youth who are abstaining + discussion over Amanda Bucci’s recent post on being in a polyamorous relationship. (21:51)
  • How Sal used Four Sigmatic cordyceps to keep his stamina/energy up throughout his most recent all-day workout. (36:21)
  • The importance of ‘Digital Wellness’ and creating practices around technology. (37:55)
  • The weird world of vegan YouTube stars is imploding. (45:57)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some exercises you guys hate doing but know are good for you? (52:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is to say science won’t disprove the need for frequency, that only volume matters? If that happens, will you pivot and change your programs? (1:00:26)
  • #Quah question #3 – How important is it for a personal trainer to be in shape? Can a trainer who is obese succeed? (1:09:27)
  • #Quah question #4 - Tips on not being so socially awkward? (1:16:36)

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Mar 27, 2019
995: The 3 Things You Must be Doing for Rapid Fat Loss
01:01:27

With summer only 3 months away, many of us begin to focus on how to lose our winter fat in the fastest way possible. The trick is to take it off as quickly as possible but to avoid the downsides associated with most diets... a slower metabolism, plateaus and a rebound. In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk about 3 key things you must do to successfully and efficiently take off that extra fat and to set yourself up for long-term success.

  • The importance of communication, keeping it simple, when explaining concepts to the masses. (1:21)
  • Step 1: Building the metabolism FIRST. (6:30)
  • Step 2: Understanding the law of thermodynamics. (22:51)
  • Step 3: Hitting your macronutrient targets and breaking down protein/fats & carbohydrates. (44:23)

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Mar 25, 2019
994: Build More Muscle with Blood Flow Restriction Training, the Differences Between Training in the Morning vs Evening, Strategies to Keep Clients Motivated & MORE
01:24:16

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about modifications to training/programming for training early morning vs training late afternoon, BFR bands, accountability practices, tools and methods to keep clients motivated and on track and when they think their sons will overtake them in strength.

  • Adam’s allergies are at it again! (3:52)
  • Yes, you heard that correctly, Justin had a tumor on his adrenals and he named it. (7:40)
  • BBQ’s, endless Taco Tuesdays and Butcher Box. (9:33)
  • Layne Norton will not let things go. The guys discuss his recent post on artificial sweeteners. (12:45)
  • Unique visual stimulation may be a new treatment for Alzheimer’s. (15:23)
  • Drinking very hot tea nearly doubles the risk of esophageal cancer, study says. (21:21)
  • This Japanese company wants to 3D-print custom sushi for each diner. (29:05)
  • Excellent! A third Bill and Ted movie has been confirmed. (30:58)
  • Mind Pump recommends ‘The Men Who Built America’ and ‘Lorena’ on Prime Video. (36:10)
  • Mind Pump testimonials. (46:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What modifications to training/programming would you recommend for training early morning vs late afternoon? (47:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do BFR bands actually work? (56:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – What accountability practices, tools, and methods do you guys use to keep clients motivated and on track? (1:04:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – At what age do you think your sons will overtake you in strength? (1:14:04)

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Mar 23, 2019
993: How to Avoid Overtraining, Successfully Training Deconditioned Clients, the Value of College & MORE
01:19:53

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the what constitutes overtraining, how to handle clients that are very deconditioned or have mobility issues, what they preach that they don’t practice enough and whether or not they will encourage their children to go to college.

  • Organifi Pure gets the guys on FIRE and ready to go! (4:43)
  • When did Adam start to lose his ‘luxurious’ locks? (6:30)
  • Is brand loyalty still alive? Most Amazon brands are duds, not disrupters, study finds. Why quality matters, the importance of reviews & MORE. (13:19)
  • Will Netflix go under?? Disney officially owns 21st Century Fox. The guys speculate on the fallout. (24:40)
  • The future of gaming. Google unveils gaming platform Stadia, a competitor to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. (27:08)
  • The new frontier of Digital Wellness and creating practices around technology. (29:11)
  • Housekeeping notes: Mind Pump switching platforms, new website & MORE. (40:55)
  • Mind Pump & Mimosas: Live Q&A event. (42:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – What constitutes overtraining? (44:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – In the beginning of your career, how did you handle clients that were very deconditioned or had mobility issues? (54:34)
  • #Quah question #3 - What do you preach that you don’t practice enough yourself? (1:02:47)
  • #Quah question #4 – Will you encourage your children to go to college? Do you think there will be enough value to it by the time they are ready? (1:09:38)

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Mar 22, 2019
992: Sanjay Rawal
01:20:23

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Sanjay Rawal, a filmmaker with a fascinating story.

  • The history of the 3100 race. (4:40)
  • Why running has never gone out of favor. The evolution of marathon running. (8:25)
  • How do ancestral people run compared to modern westerners? (12:11)
  • What is the spiritual connection to running? (14:00)
  • Why do other spiritual teachers/practices try to separate the physical from the spiritual? (17:50)
  • What type of person does this kind of race attract? (20:57)
  • Why you should workout to love yourself, not because you hate your body. (22:43)  
  • How did he meet Sri Chinmoy and what was it like following his practices? (26:28)
  • The importance of finding joy through the exertion. (31:30)
  • Who made the biggest impact on him that he has met so far? (34:54)
  • How did he figure out his passion for film making? (37:52)
  • What is the purpose of abstaining from meat if we evolved to run down our food? (41:10)
  • How your diet is highly based on your genetics. (47:03)
  • The major similarities between the 3100 race and the 1000 day race in Japan. (50:12)
  • What are the commonalities that he finds with the people who do these feats of endurance? (53:08)
  • How does he feel about the growing anti-religious movement? (56:45)
  • Amazing stories from the Transcendent Race. (59:28)
  • The difficult factors of eating, drinking and sleeping during the course of the 3100. Why if you don’t have the mindset, no amount of nutrition will help. (1:01:22)
  • Does he still do races himself? (1:08:13)
  • What is his current relationship with his parents and have they come full circle with his current path? (1:11:40)
  • How everyone has their own path and the most important thing is finding it. (1:14:40)
  • How did he find Mind Pump, what drew him to them and what has kept him around? (1:16:45)

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Mar 21, 2019
991: How to Bring Up Your Weaker Side, the Diet & Training Differences Between Men & Women, Muscle Preservation Tactics & MORE
01:33:59

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 misconceptions some people have about the difference between men’s and women’s training and nutrition, training your weaker side, how to maintain fitness without gaining more size and the most important things to keep in mind as an online trainer.

  • The many benefits and durability of Felix Gray glasses. (4:38)
  • That one time Sal got laser eye surgery. (8:00)
  • The people of Ned doing things the RIGHT way + why quality matters. (10:58)
  • Update on the Noxzema girl: Rebecca Gayheart in a threesome sex tape. (18:44)
  • Why Adam is convinced Billions is the best show on TV. (20:58)
  • The Wire: shows that changed the landscape of television. (24:05)
  • Mind Pump recommends Waco - The Rules of Engagement on Prime Video. (25:48)
  • Harvard University uncovers DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration. Would you want to be immortal? (29:18)
  • Mind Pump ‘St. Patty’s Day’ Weekend Recap. (37:06)
  • Live call in with Max Lugavere! His take on the recent egg study and how this is the classic case of why correlation does not equal causation. (45:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you guys talk about the misconceptions some people have about the difference between men’s and women’s training and nutrition? (53:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you recommend when training your weaker side? (1:05:57)
  • #Quah question #3 – Once you met your muscle building goals, what should we do to maintain fitness without gaining more size? (1:12:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the most important things to keep in mind as an online trainer? (1:20:04)

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Mar 20, 2019
990: Max Lugavere on the Dangers of Plastics, Building a Social Media Page, Coping with Loss & MORE
01:30:33

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin catch up with good friend Max Lugavere where they discuss social media strategy, the dangers of plastics, Max's mother who recently passed and a lot more.

  • What has he learned to ‘hack the algorithm’ when it comes to social media? (3:24)
  • Why he wants people to cultivate their own internal compass when it comes to the foods they eat. (7:18)
  • What is his take on ‘there is no bad food’ movement? (12:30)
  • His recent obsession with the endocrine system and what disrupts it. (15:14)
  • The benefits of the ‘guilty till proven innocent’ model when it comes to testing the chemicals in our food. (26:10)
  • Does he have a hierarchy that he lives by or advises to people? (33:37)
  • Why he reaches for HIGH quality foods on a daily basis. (36:40)
  • Is there a correlation between poor brain health and obesity? (42:15)
  • Max opens up about his mom’s passing, his researching process and why there is no such thing as a one size fits all diet. (46:37)
  • Has he done any reading/research with autism and vaccines? (58:55)
  • What are the worst offenders of food? (1:01:30)
  • The feedback from his book and what makes it so unique. (1:02:54)
  • What medium has he seen the biggest boost in sales for his book? (1:04:50)
  • Why you must separate the man from the product. His relationship with Dr. Oz and take on the information he provides to the masses. (1:06:55)
  • Why he is NOT driven by money, his perception of success and how he vets his sponsorships. (1:11:08)
  • Has he done any research on the perception of sweetness and changes in the body? (1:17:50)
  • What practices has he implemented to help himself cope with the loss of his mom? (1:20:46)
  • His relationship with his brothers and has this brought them closer together? (1:25:30)

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Mar 18, 2019
989: Pros & Cons of Training for Muscle vs Strength, How to Bulk without Guilt, Avoiding Reverse Dieting Pitfalls & MORE
01:17:50

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training for strength vs. hypertrophy and the benefits and drawbacks of each, preventing low back pain while playing sports, overcoming a negative body image while bulking and the biggest pitfalls of a reverse diet and how to best avoid them.

  • The many different, yet beneficial uses of Joovv light therapy. (4:05)
  • Two companies, including Blackstone Labs, charged in an illegal dietary supplements scheme. Why a few bad seeds ruin it for everyone. (13:20)
  • China promises to throw steroid users in prison in 2019. (18:38)
  • Adam’s first take on the hot trending YouTube channel, Brute Strength. (27:40)
  • How macadamia nut milk is the tits, especially combined with Organifi gold juice. (31:28)
  • Mind Pump’s take on “Operation Varsity Blues” scandal. (32:20)
  • Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says. (36:54)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you review training for strength vs. hypertrophy and the benefits and drawbacks of each? (40:39)
  • #Quah question #2 – Why do I suffer from low back pain while playing sports like basketball or football? What are some things I can do to prevent it?
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you have any advice on how to overcome a negative body image while bulking? (1:01:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the biggest pitfalls of a reverse diet and how can you best avoid them? (1:06:14)

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Mar 16, 2019
988: Building More Muscle with Isometric Exercises, Perfecting Your Fitness with Turkish Get Ups, Learning from Failure & MORE
01:23:22

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about Turkish Get Ups, the benefits of doing isometric exercises, social isolation and its impact on health and the failures that taught them the greatest lessons in life.

  • Mind Pump’s favorite commercials of the 90s. (3:40)
  • What 90s fashion trend do the guy's hope doesn’t come back? (6:21)
  • Where did the kids of the 80s/90s learn how to dance? (9:30)
  • Mind Pump recommends Waco: The Rules of Engagement on Prime Video. (11:13)
  • How fueling your body with proper nutrition (i.e. Smoothie Box) after a workout can aid in the recovery process. (12:33)
  • New product alert! New ‘mint’ flavored Skinny Dipped almonds. (16:43)
  • Updates on Justin’s Little League T-ball team, not playing favorites, teaching the fundamentals & MORE. (18:40)
  • The U.S. grounds the Boeing 737 Max aircraft — what that means for air travelers. (27:30)
  • Virtue signaling at its finest…NYC public schools adopting ‘Meatless Monday’ lunch policy. (30:53)
  • More action needed to stop seafood fraud in the United States. (32:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on ‘Turkish Get Ups’? (35:01)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits of doing isometric exercises, such as the ones in MAPS Performance? (47:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you feel social isolation is a growing health concern? (56:21)
  • #Quah question #4 – Which one of your failures have taught you the greatest lessons in life? (1:05:47)

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Mar 15, 2019
987: The Ketogenic Diet is Making You Fat
51:17

Now that the ketogenic diet has gone mainstream, an entire industry of supplements, processed foods and gurus has sprung up around it. It has even made sardines popular again!

But is the keto diet the best diet for you or are there pitfalls you need to watch out for? In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the keto diet, their experience with it, why it may not be for everyone and why it may, in fact, be making a lot of people fat.

  • What is Mind Pump’s “go-to” work out music? (2:08)
  • Why do we crave sweets when we’re stressed? Study. (11:47)
  • Why is Keto making everyone fat?! The backlash of the 2018 fad diet of the year. (14:40)
    • Why the Keto diet is one of the oldest in existence. (16:48) 
    • The reasons the Keto diet became so popular and why it is NOT for everyone. (26:54)
    • Why the Ketogenic diet is making you FAT + the science of the ‘binge effect’. (36:20)
    • Why context and awareness trump everything. (46:50)

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Mar 14, 2019
986: How to Overcome Food Obsessions, the Dangers of Chronic Undereating, Keys to Becoming Successful & 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 escaping the “living for the weekend” mindset when it comes to food, how to get clients to eat more when they severely undereat, how to define and achieve success and the times they have failed clients.

  • What is the ‘Halo Effect’ and how does it pertain to celebrities? (5:18)
  • Health IQ by state: How someone’s knowledge about fitness and health can correlate to their health literacy. (12:27)
  • Justin’s upcoming ‘jet fighter’ experience + when was his last physical?! (16:15)
  • That one time Sal had a bad prostate exam + will Adam finally get that coffee enema if he loses the contest to Ben Greenfield? (18:20)
  • Updates on Adam’s swimming protocol: What currently has him excited + has he seen any detriments to his weightlifting? (20:40)
  • Why Justin is trying to be more ‘powerful’ when it comes to his training. (24:40)
  • Why Sal is going ‘keto’ again. (28:07)
  • The benefits of chaga and its immune modulating effects. (30:37)
  • In other news: Jewish diamond tycoon dies in penis enlargement operation. (33:39)
  • The woman and homeless man plead guilty in $400000 GoFundMe scam. Why these scammers are affecting people with real issues. (35:35)
  • When will wars be autonomous? US Army assures public that robot tank system adheres to AI murder policy. (39:10)
  • Sal’s daughter signs up for her first 5K. (41:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – How to do I escape the “living for the weekend” mindset when it comes to food? How can I find more balance? (44:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I explain to clients that they will have better progress if they eat more? (55:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you consider or define successful? (1:04:24)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you ever felt like you failed your client as a personal trainer? (1:12:47)

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Mar 13, 2019
985: Mark Mastrov- Fitness Industry Empire Builder, NBA Owner & Original Mind Pump Mentor
01:26:20

Mark Mastrov is back in the Mind Pump Media studios to speak with Sal, Adam and Justin about his large scale projects in fitness, the NBA and Esports and the business philosophy that has led to his massive success.

  • The fallout and response from their first podcast. (4:18)
  • Does he think there will be a time when 24 Hour Fitness reaches back out to him to collaborate again? (6:02)
  • What is the biggest challenge for running a big box gym today vs. 20 years ago? (7:09)
  • Does he believe part of the formula for retaining members is by getting them into a nutrition program within the first 30 days? (9:42)
  • Is a lot of the growth coming from ‘boutique’ gyms? (11:22)
  • Why the key to the game is the referral network. (13:15)
  • What is it that the gyms with the most usage do differently than others? (14:54)
  • How big of a role do the sales or training staff play in terms of the success of the gym? (18:45)
  • What makes him stay away from buying up Orangetheory’s or a region/area? (20:50)
  • Where does he see the most exciting growth right now? (22:34)
  • What does he think about the rise and decline of the US market for CrossFit? (25:12)
  • What is the US doing wrong when it comes to being healthy? (26:42)
  • His take on the rise of Esports and playing into the lack of activity. (29:50)
  • What is his stake in the Esports market? How does he monetize it? Make a profit as an owner? (32:15)
  • His take on ‘court vision’ and fans getting the in-game experience from the comfort of their own home. (36:04)
  • What does it take to give him a business ‘boner’ today? (39:40)
  • What percentages of memberships are being sold online now vs. in person? (43:15)
  • His take on new media vs. old media marketing. (44:30)
  • Does he see any current trends with gym equipment? (46:29)
  • The controversy over a viral ‘alien’ billboard that said “when they come they will eat the fat ones first.” (47:57)
  • What are some of the most successful campaigns that he has run? (51:06)
  • Is there anybody in the fitness/gym industry that he just loved to just fuck with? (55:33)
  • Are there any other CEO’s that impress him by the way they operate? (59:11)
  • What does he think of one stop shop models, like Amazon, that can translate into the fitness industry? (1:04:19)
  • What parallels does he see in building an NBA team vs. a gym one? (1:06:19)
  • How does he focus his energy and mind space? (1:10:17)
  • What does he attribute is leadership skills to? (1:13:56)
  • What were some of his biggest turning points in terms of misses? (1:16:36)
  • Does he have certain guys he calls when he has a problem? (1:18:32)
  • Are there any investment opportunities that have been presented to him that he had a fear of missing out of? (1:20:52)
  • Does he have a ‘checklist in life’ of how much he can support a business opportunity? (1:23:15)

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Mar 11, 2019
984: The Impact of Sprint Intervals on Strength Gains, the Greatest Health Threat, When to Sleep vs Working Out & MORE
01:19:41

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 impact of sprint intervals on leg strength gains, the importance of sleep and exercise and when to choose one over the other, the greater threat to health, inactivity vs bad food habits and how to keep clients accountable.

  • Why remakes of most movies suck. (3:42)
  • The Mind Pump Cook-off featuring Butcher Box. The benefits of planning and structure when it comes to your diet. (9:41)
  • How Adam’s mobility journey has finally become fun. (11:55)
  • Mind Pump recommends ‘Transformer’ from Prime Video. (15:58)
  • The value extreme personalities provide to society. (21:57)
  • Brands vs. Retailers: Who comes out on top and does this threaten innovation? (26:14)
  • Why trainers are Mind Pumps’ people. (41:08)
  • Incredible Instagram statistics you NEED to know. (42:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do sprint intervals increase the strength gains of your legs or are they just more cardio and HIIT? (45:11)
  • #Quah question #2 – If I have to short myself on sleep to do a workout in the morning, would you go with sleep or do the workout? (52:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the bigger culprit for bad health these days, the infamous desk job or bad food habits? (59:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – As a trainer, how do I keep clients accountable to the simple tasks that I ask them to do? (1:07:53)

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Mar 09, 2019
983: P.volve Review, the Dangers of Foam Rolling, Low Carb Bulking Pros & Cons & MORE
01:32:15

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the pros and cons of low carb bulking, the new T-Nation article on foam rolling, the P.volve trend and diets based off of DNA tests. 

  • How the guys have been obsessed with muscle since they were kids. (3:52)
  • Age of the autosexual: the people sexually attracted to themselves. (9:45)
  • Mind Pump recommends Dawn Wall on Prime Video. The exciting factors of human psychology. (14:12)
  • How Vuori is crushing the ‘athleisure’ market + the risk you take attaching yourself to brands you don’t know a whole lot about. (19:51)
  • Must listen: Alex Jones on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Mind Pump goes down the third rail on conspiracy theories. (30:36)
  • Giants CEO Larry Baer takes leave of absence in light of taped scuffle with his wife. (37:05)
  • Pre-sale alert! Organifi ‘immunity’. (42:01)
  • Update on Adam’s swimming protocol + Catrina’s training while being pregnant. (44:37)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the pros and cons of low carb bulking? (53:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – Did you guys see the new T-Nation article on how foam rolling destroys cells in the body? (1:04:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you talk about this P.volve trend? (1:15:58)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think of diets based off of DNA tests? (1:22:43)

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Mar 08, 2019
982: Improving Digital Wellness with Tommy Sobel
01:30:18

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk with Tommy Sobel of Brick (www.gobricknow) about developing a more healthy relationship with tech.

  • How he aimed to make science cool again. His background and humble beginnings. (4:02)
  • Is Hollywood freaking out over these YouTube stars and are movie theaters a thing of the past? (10:12)
  • What has he seen since leaving the studio industry? (12:25)
  • What brought him to what he is doing now? (15:21)
  • Will technology become an all or nothing thing? (17:52)
  • What does he potentially see from kids using tech at early ages? (21:51)
  • The movement and mission behind Brick. (23:37)
  • Why you must structure your life to create a world of ‘Digital Wellness’. (30:32)
  • Why most people feel they do not have a problem. (34:30)
  • Does he feel depressed people are more likely to use their phone or is his finding that screen time usage is actually contributing to the issue of depression or anxiety? (38:50)
  • How will he breakthrough with the current generation of kids today who are born into tech? (43:11)
  • What are some of the practices Brick teaches at their events? His 5 step process. (48:11)
  • Are there any parameters to where you can track your ‘Brick’ time? (1:04:50)
  • What are the steps someone can do to get involved? (1:07:45)
  • The NEED to find balance/structure in our lives. (1:10:19)
  • What feedback has he gotten from people that have attended his events? (1:18:35)
  • Why the underestimated mind is the most creative one. (1:19:30)
  • What is in the pipeline for Brick? (1:24:15)
  • How does he support himself financially? (1:24:56)
  • Does he see expansion for the future of the company? (1:27:55)

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Mar 07, 2019
981: How to Break Through Training Plateaus, Fixing Skin Issues, the Truth About Energy Drinks & MORE
01:29:18

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 break through a training plateau, the effects of daily consumption of energy drinks, the best way to approach nutrition with a family member who had a serious health scare and if skin issues like acne automatically indicate food sensitivities.

  • Coffee + NED = Perfect combination. Why being hyper wired is NOT always good for performance. (5:00)
  • Does cannabis help cure cancer? How at the end of the day antidote is not evidence. (8:07)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Green Book, now streaming. (15:15)
  • Why Sal couldn’t sleep two days after watching Free Solo. The guys breakdown the types of people that do these kinds of feats. (17:45)
  • The benefits of being able to test yourself at home, using tests from Everly Well. (27:38)
  • Why individualization is the future (i.e. the A.I. Diet). (35:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to break through a training plateau? (48:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is your opinion on frequent daily consumption of energy drinks for people that are into training? Especially the zero calorie ones with taurine? (59:10)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the best way to approach nutrition with a family member who had a serious health scare which was likely caused by years of poor awareness and food choices? (1:12:24)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do skin issues, like acne, automatically indicate food sensitivities or do caffeine, stress and lack of sleep all contribute as well? (1:19:15)

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Mar 06, 2019
980: Five Steps to Your Best Body by Summer
01:10:12

Want to look great with your shirt off or wearing a bikini this summer? To reach this goal the time to start is NOW! In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go over five steps you can take to achieve your best body by summer.

  • Has Justin has gone full ‘Dr. Brown’ from Back to the Future? (2:16)
  • Do the guys of Mind Pump have doppelgangers? (4:10)
  • The War of Immersion: The attention economy & how focus is the new IQ. (7:15)
  • The Five Most Important Steps to Your Best Body by Summer. (14:36)
    • #1 – Learn to track your food. (16:40)
    • #2 - Learn to track your movement. (28:15)
    • #3 – You must eat LESS calories than what your body consumes. (40:00)
    • #4 – PROPER training & lift weights. (49:21)
    • #5 – The importance of having a sleep practice/routine. (57:34)

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Mar 04, 2019
979: When to Cut Back on Training, How to Become a Better Runner, Ways to Spot a Fake Influencer & MORE
01:09:27

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether it pays to deload the entire body if only certain muscles feel overtrained, the frequency at which correctional/repatterning movements should be performed, how to practice the skill of running and tips on being an authentic influencer and how to spot the fake ones.

  • PRx Performance has a brand new ‘finish’ to their squat racks. Find out why Justin is angry about it. (3:55)
  • What are Mind Pump’s favorite machines? Plus, what is their ‘dream’ gym set-up? (7:54)
  • The worst offenders in the steam room. (15:00)
  • The importance of relationship building, why everything is not meant to be faster and cheaper & why personal trainers are the evangelists against the battle to beat obesity. (17:04)
  • Sal’s daughter tries the Organifi green juice for the first time. (33:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – When doing full body splits and feeling over trained on a certain muscle group (yet getting stronger on other body parts), should you deload the whole body or only the body parts that feel over trained? (35:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – How frequently should you work on correctional/repatterning movements (like in MAPS Prime Pro)? Once a day, twice or for time? (42:05)
  • #Quah question #3 - How without over training would you go about practicing the skill of running? (50:54)
  • #Quah question #4 - Tips on being an authentic influencer and how to spot the fake ones? (57:05)

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Mar 02, 2019
978: How to Prevent & Fix Lower Back Pain From Deadlifting, Getting More Out of Less at the Gym, the Downside of Self Awareness & MORE
01:14:07

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about fixing persistent lower back pain that comes from deadlifting, dealing with awkwardness during rest times when training quiet clients, the value of working out for only 30 to 40 minutes and dealing with the “negative” effects of increased self awareness.

  • Giving Doug the props he deserves. Macadamia nut milk + Smoothie Box = Money! (3:49)
  • Coach Sal gives Adam some tips to improve his stamina in the pool using cordyceps. (11:55)
  • Adam shares the newest technique he has implemented into his swimming protocol. (13:49)
  • The Age of Tech: Samsung’s newest “fold phone”+ will Apple be able to compete with the innovation? (17:40)
  • Honolulu passes a law that makes texting while crossing the street illegal. (24:42)
  • How we are entering the ‘Age of Abstinence’. (25:50)
  • Your strength is a great indicator of not having a life threating event. The rise of push-ups: study. (28:30)
  • Lowering our standards, so we look better. NC bill proposes changing the school performance grading scale. (33:00)
  • Mind Pump predicting trends before they hit the mainstream media… Intuitive Eating: The Diet That Tells You to Quit Dieting. (35:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I fix persistent lower back pain that comes from deadlifting? (41:56)
  • #Quah question #2 - What about time limits in the gym? I keep hearing less is more so should you only work out for 30 to 40 minutes? (49:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you pass the awkwardness during rest times when training quiet clients? (57:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you deal with the “negative” effects of increased self-awareness? Any tips to deal with stress and anxiety that comes with increased awareness of your body? (1:06:15)

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Mar 01, 2019
977: Five Ways to Get a Smaller Waist
01:12:27

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin break down five concrete ways someone can get a smaller, sexier waist.

Feb 28, 2019
976: The Truth About CBD, Bro Science that Works, Sweet Sweat Exposed & MORE
01:26:37

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about training chest with upper cross syndrome, favorite bro science, Sweet Sweat and other thermogenic creams and the Mind Pump Hunger Games.

  • Do you remember your dreams when you wake up? The guys share ‘awkward’ dreams they have experienced. (6:10)
  • What is the weirdest place you have got an erection? (11:35)
  • Sal’s ‘vacuum sealer’ purchase + food prep + Butcher Box = Winning combination for your time and freezer space. (13:11)
  • Sal expresses his excitement about visiting Yellowstone this summer. (17:55)
  • How CBD is today’s probiotic. A Mind Pump rant. (20:14)
  • Justin shares an update on his Little League team, issues with communication between the other coaches, healthy snacks after the games & MORE. (29:30)
  • Mind Pump gets people laid. (33:02)
  • How you do anything is how you do everything. Adam is taking this swimming thing very seriously. (36:14)
  • The Rikki Lake of Fitness. Layne Norton’s ‘Worst Celebrity Offenders of Science: Fitness Edition’. (38:26)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update. (43:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should I train chest with upper cross syndrome? (46:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is your favorite piece of bro science? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you guys think of Sweet Sweat or any other type of thermogenic cream? (1:10:10)
  • #Quah question #4 – You guys are in a Hunger Games type of scenario. What are your strengths and weakness? Most importantly, who wins?  (1:16:50)

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Feb 27, 2019
975: Looking & Performing Like History's Greatest Athletes
54:28

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin assess the attributes of some of the greatest athletes in history and what we can take from them to improve our appearance and performance.

  • The season for change and the optimal beard length. (2:31)
  • The guys reminisce on their first kiss. (7:02)
  • History’s greatest ‘Ancient Athletes’ and their attributes. (13:30)
  • Looking & performing to achieve a balanced physique. (22:40)
  • Why are we drawn to a muscular physique? (28:15)
  • Getting someone reconnected to their body and the importance of treating new movements as skills. (32:40)
  • The process of creating MAPS Performance: Train like an athlete. Perform like an athlete. (41:45)

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Feb 25, 2019
974: How to Increase Pull Ups, Guilt-Free Dining Out, the Ideal Amount of Water to Drink & MORE
01:42:02

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to fix a weak pull up, the true importance of hydration, going to restaurants and enjoying a meal even knowing the food isn’t ideal and what to do when you develop several food intolerances.

  • Songs from the 80s, innuendos and the rise of abstinence. (4:30)
  • Feel the burn! Bernie Sanders is running for president in 2020. (10:10)
  • No shoes can contain Zion Williamson + the future of the NBA. (13:08)
  • How our genes are trying to drive us towards the middle. (20:00)
  • The ‘sneaky’, balanced flavors of Smoothie Box. (25:12)
  • Adam’s ‘motivation’ behind his new exercise routine. (31:58)
  • Colorado Tops $6 Billion in Overall Marijuana Sales. (46:32)
  • Nest's hidden microphone lands Google in hot water once again + the future of advertising on new media. Why you want to listen twice as much as you talk. (47:47)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do I fix a weak pull up? (1:00:11)
  • #Quah question #2 – How important is hydration? (1:10:18)
  • #Quah question #3 – How can I go to a restaurant and enjoy a meal knowing the food isn’t that ideal? (1:18:41)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you develop food intolerances from eating something too much? Can you develop one of not eating something enough? What should you do when you develop food intolerance's? (1:29:38)

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Feb 23, 2019
973: Why Mind Pump Doesn't CrossFit Revisited, the Reason Powerlifters Carry More Body Fat, How to Negate the Negative Effects of Sitting & MORE
01:29:03

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how much time they have spent actually doing CrossFit, the practical reason why powerlifters tend to have higher body fat, everyday things to do to minimize the negative effects of sitting and how to build confidence in yourself as a trainer besides just getting more experience.

  • Macadamia milk is a GAME CHANGER! How you can get that and earn rewards at the same time through Thrive Market. (4:45)
  • What’s the deal with the Jussie Smollett case? How mainstream media is crawling at anything to stay alive. (9:33)
  • How in a State of Emergency, the President can control your phone, your TV, and even your light switches. (15:45)
  • Mind Pump recommends Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes + Mindhunter on Netflix. (19:45)
  • The psychology of a serial killer, the fear of new media bringing TOO much awareness to certain causes & MORE. (26:00)
  • Justin feeling tough and strong with his growing beard and Vuori ‘chino’ pants. (36:52)
  • Adam’s 20 year high school reunion is coming + people’s perception of how they remember you. (40:50)
  • #Quah question #1 - How much time have you guy’s spent actually doing CrossFit? (47:44)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there a practical reason why powerlifters tend to have higher body fat? (56:10)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some everyday things to do to minimize the negative effects of sitting? (1:07:51)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you build confidence in yourself as a trainer besides just getting more experience? (1:19:15)

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Feb 22, 2019
972: Trainer Tips & Tricks for More Effective Workouts
01:12:10

Small tweaks and cues while lifting can make a big difference in the results that you or your clients get when working out. In this workout, Sal, Adam & Justin provide their favorite tips and tricks for each body part. Whether you are a trainer or are just serious about building your body, this episode has some real actionable gems.

  • Sal has reverted back to his old haircut. (2:02)
  • What is the weirdest thing the guys have been asked? (5:20)
  • The psychological effect of how your thoughts affect how you feel. (12:15)
  • Trainer Tip & Tricks for More Effective Workouts: Small tweaks and cues while lifting can make a big difference in the results that you or your clients get when working out. The guys provide their favorite tips and tricks for each body part. (15:50)
  • Why you should think of exercise as a new skill. (1:08:15)

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Feb 21, 2019
971: Why Some People Can't Grow Calves, the Pros & Cons of Staying Low Carb, How to Train the Central Nervous System & MORE
01:30:04

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why calves are so difficult to grow for some people, how training the CNS differs from training muscle groups, the pros & cons of adding calories via reverse dieting but staying low carb and what to do when someone claims a squat is not functional.

  • How to determine how much life insurance is enough for your loved ones in an unexpected tragedy, the future & MORE. (5:14)
  • Is your CBD really concentrated? The importance of vetting your sources and how the guys use it. (11:30)
  • Sal and Adam recap their talk at Red Dot Fitness: How to build your online presence on social media through new media. (20:57)
  • Your newest little league coach, Justin Andrews. How will he control the chaos ahead? Plus, at what age is it appropriate for parents to fight their kid’s battles. (27:40)
  • Do single men smell and look different from partnered men? A new study says. (41:27)
  • How Catrina now has ‘spidey’ senses being pregnant. (43:17)
  • #Quah question #1 - Why the calves are so difficult to grow? (49:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – How does training the CNS differ from training muscle groups? (1:02:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the pros & cons of adding calories via reverse dieting but staying low carb? (1:13:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you explain to someone that claims a squat is not functional? (1:19:44)

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Feb 20, 2019
970: Dr. Jordan Shallow on Training, Travel & Vaccines (with Guest Ben Greenfield)
02:04:55

In this episode Sal, Adam, and Justin talk to Dr. Jordan Shallow about his travels and his adventures with Ben Pakulski. Mid episode the boys call Ben Greenfield to find out what he was thinking when he posted his recent Twitter post on vaccines. This opened a can of worms and led to a lively debate between Jordan and Sal.

  • Making the compelling argument why men and women SHOULD NOT be separated in sports at a young age. (5:17)
  • Jordan opens up about his travels across the world and in particular his adventures with Ben Pakulski. The importance of healthy debate to learn and grow, lessons learned in the process & MORE. (11:30)
  • Why he aims to ‘teach people to teach’. (51:20)
  • Is he diving into how the mind plays a role in how he moves? How perception is open to interpretation. (56:28)
  • The gnarly things he witnessed involving drugs in the gyms overseas. (1:06:46)
  • Jordan gets personal on the current situation he is going through. (1:09:33)
  • Live call in with Ben Greenfield where the guys address, what’s the deal with that vaccine tweet? (1:22:30)
  • The Great Debate: Should the government have the authority to inject what they deem to be good into your children? Who owns your body and mind? (1:34:25)
  • The CRAZY travel schedule for Jordan in 2019 and his push to get Mind Pump back on the road. (1:58:30)

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Feb 18, 2019
969: The Brittany Dawn Fitness Scandal, How to Improve the Mind-Muscle Connection, Full Body Workouts vs. Body Part Splits & MORE
01:27:25

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the pros and cons of full body workout programming vs body part splits, best tips for focusing on the mind/muscle connection, lifting weights while pregnant and the Brittany Dawn fitness scam.

  • Have the guys always been anti-establishment? (3:50)
  • Mind Pump talks politics. Why we NEED more objective voices to stand up and how ONE person should NOT have so much power. (6:50)
  • The drama over the ‘Scouts’. Why there is a HUGE problem with humanity. (14:45)
  • Will Adam finally get life insurance now that he is expecting?? (19:44)
  • Introducing the Joovv Go. (25:30)
  • Why if we remove processed foods from our diet, our bodies can reach their more natural weight. (30:03)
  • Mind Pump recommends Strongland on Netflix. (37:48)
  • Are there any feats of strength that the guys have witnessed in person? (44:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you please go over the pros and cons of full body workout programming vs body part splits? (50:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your best tips for focusing on the mind/muscle connection? (1:00:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on lifting weights while pregnant? (1:09:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you speak on the Brittany Dawn fitness scam? (1:15:52)

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Feb 16, 2019
968: Best Training Volume for Building & Maintaining Muscle, the Benefits of the Overhead Squat, How to Elicit Long Term Change & MORE
01:40:24

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the carry-over an overhead squat has for a traditional back squat or front squat, go-to techniques to elicit long-term behavior change in clients, the training volume needed to build and keep muscle and the best way to close a potential client.

  • The ‘unicorn pencil’ meltdown at the Di Stefano Household. (5:47)
  • Is Sal abusing his wisdom with his family and staff? (10:15)
  • The Four Sigmatic “Winter Sale” is running until 2/17! Time to stock up! Plus, Sal gives his supplement stack from them and the magic of mushrooms. (13:30)
  • Adam is going to be a DAD!! (19:33)
  • #Quah question #1 - Thoughts on the overhead squat? Do you prescribe it to your clients? Does it have carry-over for a traditional back squat or front squat? (50:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your go-to techniques to elicit long-term behavior change in clients? (1:00:17)
  • #Quah question #3 - If you build muscle with a certain type of training volume, do you need to keep that volume of training to maintain that muscle? (1:13:54)
  • #Quah question #4 - When meeting with a potential client, what is the best way to close them? (1:22:37)

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Feb 15, 2019
967: Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
01:22:11

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon.

967: Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

  • What is her background in the space of health/wellness? (4:52)
  • What got her interested in what she does now? (6:00)
  • Her journey competing and how it impacted her health/mindset. Did she have the best approach going into it? (7:50)
  • What happens to women’s hormones when they maintain such a low body fat percentage for so long? (12:19)
  • What did the process look like for her while she was competing? (13:02)
  • Why, maybe, you SHOULDN’T be fasting. (14:38)
  • What does the post-workout window look like for men and women? (17:28)
  • How she works with anyone ready to ‘level-up’ in their lives. (19:14)
  • What different challenges does she face working/coaching high performers (i.e. Navy Seals, Green Berets) in comparison to the average person? The 4 characteristics of high performers. (21:44)
  • Where does she see actual measurements that a person’s mental state is where it should be? (29:40)
  • What happens to women’s hormones when they go through menopause? Her checklist and standard of care protocols. (32:55)
  • Does she find that the average female under consumes protein? Does she recommend the vegan diet to a post-menopausal woman? (37:35)
  • Why does she believe the medical community doesn’t place resistance training as a priority? (40:00)
  • What does the process look like for women coming off birth control? (42:50)
  • A review of Adam’s testosterone case. (46:20)
  • Should you modify your training/nutrition based on your menstrual cycle? (50:00)
  • What is estrogen/progesterone dominance? Symptoms? (50:43)
  • Are there common supplements she recommends? (53:35)
  • How common is vitamin d deficiency? (54:20)
  • What conditions does she use functional vs. western medicine? (56:00)
  • Does she use red light therapy? Would she prescribe it to her patients? (1:02:47)
  • How has her pregnancy been so far? Challenges she has faced? (1:04:15)
  • Is she looking into alternative forms of birthing? (1:12:25)
  • What does she see when she looks at the landscape of social media and things that are perpetuated on the western medicine side vs. the functional side, what bothers her the most? (1:15:47)

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Feb 14, 2019
966: Importance of 1-Rep Max, Overcoming Fitness Setbacks, Optimizing Recovery Days & MORE
01:31:08

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 importance of the 1 rep max for building muscle and strength, tips for optimizing recovery days, whether personal training will be covered by insurance and how overcome difficult setbacks in fitness.

  • What are the guys doing for Valentine’s Day for their significant other? The importance of going all out or not. (5:11)
  • The benefits of consuming liver meats and how Sal uses Butcher Box to sneak them into his kid's food. (16:41)
  • Users beware: This crypto exchange can't repay the $190 million to customers because the CEO died with the only password. (20:32)
  • How money is one of the greatest breakthroughs of mankind. The guys speculate on the future of the dollar. (26:25)
  • Skinny Dipped is taking over!! (28:55)
  • How part of being cool is blazing your own trail. Burning Man comes out against Instagram Influencers and Coachella-ification. (30:57)
  • The exciting future of podcasting and cannabis. (35:37)
  • #Quah question #1 – How important is knowing and improving your 1 rep max for building muscle and strength? (50:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – Any tips for optimizing my recovery days? (59:48)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you ever think personal training will be covered by insurance? (1:04:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – What was the most difficult setback in your personal fitness journey and what did you do to overcome it and bounce back? (1:11:16)

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Feb 13, 2019
965: How to Fix a Boring Workout
52:22

If your workouts are no longer fun, they are probably losing their effectiveness. In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin provide tips and tricks to spice up your boring workout.

  • How to spice up and fix a boring workout. (5:50)
  • The importance of changing your goal or adaptation you are chasing. (8:30)
  • The breakdown of the spectrum of ‘Performance’. (19:45)
  • Why you shouldn’t be attacking a goal for longer than 4-6 weeks MAX! (44:00)

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Feb 11, 2019
964: Improve Gains with Bottom Position Squats, Maximizing Genetic Potential, Favorite Client Success Stories & MORE
01:43:02

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits to performing a squat from the bottom position, a person's genetic potential and limit for skill, the difference between allowing women and men to compete together but not trans women with cis women and favorite client success stories.

  • Gym Wars: The crazy games and antics the guys used to do to get customers & MORE. (5:10)
  • The Annual Father/Daughter dance has arrived! (12:14)
  • What is the most fanatical event they have been to? How there is a certain amount of grace required as you get older. (17:00)
  • The benefits of monitoring lifestyle changes with testing using companies like Everly Well. (23:05)
  • Jeff Bezos vs. The National Enquirer: How a tabloid tale escalated and exploded. (32:24)
  • The perfect combination: Organifi chocolate gold juice and macadamia nut milk. (47:38)
  • A bitcoin millionaire created a haven for ‘anarcho-capitalists’ in Mexico. When one of his followers was killed, he said it was just the cost of doing business. (51:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there any benefit to performing a squat from the bottom position? (55:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there such thing as a genetic potential and limit for skill? (1:03:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are you now sold on trans women competing in the women’s divisions CrossFit competitions? If so how was he able to convince you, but the representatives in the trans community were not? If not, please break down the difference in allowing men and women to compete together, but not trans women with cis women? (1:15:14)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your favorite client success stories? (1:23:21)

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Feb 09, 2019
963: How to Pistol Squat, Protein Absorption Limits, Using TRX for Trigger Sessions & MORE
01:15:11

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to progress into both pistol squats and box jumps, using trigger sessions as a warm-up on a foundational workout days, using TRX for trigger sessions and the body's maximum ability to absorb protein.

  • Adam isn’t a young whipper-snapper anymore…how no sleep=sick.  (5:42)
  • A game changing piece of technology to wake up calmly, the sunrise alarm clock. (8:45)
  • A beacon of piss…Adam’s new light in his toilet to assist for night time use. (12:12)
  • Utah's 'free-range parenting' law is now officially in effect. Why it is important to let your kids do their own thing. (14:05)
  • The history of the word ‘cellulite’. How unnatural is becoming more and more acceptable. (17:11)
  • Give the gift of Vuori for Valentine’s Day for your loved one. (32:15)
  • Runner kills a mountain lion with bare hands in Colorado. (34:25)
  • Thrive Market unboxing! (38:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you explain the best way to progress into both pistol squats and box jumps? (42:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you use a trigger session workout as a warm-up on a foundational workout day? (55:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – Thoughts on using TRX for trigger sessions on non-training days? (1:01:09)
  • #Quah question #4 –Is there any truth to the belief that the body can only absorb up to 30 grams of protein at one time? (1:07:41)

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Feb 08, 2019
962: Jawzrsize Inventor & CEO Brandon Harris
53:02

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with the inventor of Jawzrsize, Brandon Harris.

  • Brandon shares his background in the fitness space and how this product came about. (8:21)
  • How many of these has he sold? (12:38)
  • Why he calls himself ‘the jack of all trades’. (14:10)
  • At what point did he know he had a homerun? (14:35)
  • Did he hit it out the park with the first product that he made? (19:05)
  • How long did it take before it went viral? (20:38)
  • Has he gotten any heat from people in the fitness industry? (21:36)
  • At what point has he had to add anyone to his team? What has the scaling process looked like? (22:21)
  • How much has he been able to reduce the cost of manufacturing? (24:50)
  • What has been the best platform for marketing? (26:38)
  • What is the craziest thing he has bought with his money? (30:00)
  • Has he gotten any push back from dentists or other people that claim this might actually perpetuate TMJ or acid reflex? (31:16)
  • Has he seen anyone in public use his product? (34:20)
  • Has there been consistent growth every month or has he hit any peaks/valleys? (35:01)
  • What is in store for Q1? (36:38)
  • What has he learned transitioning from a brick and mortar space to an online business? (37:52)
  • If he could go back in time, would he change anything? (40:11)
  • Does he spend a lot of money on Facebook ads? (44:07)
  • How much has his life changed? (44:33)
  • Have there been talks to bring in any big names to promote the business? (46:24)
  • Does he care if this product gets lumped into the other ‘Made for TV’ fitness products (i.e. Shake Weight, Thighmaster)? (47:12)

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Feb 07, 2019
961: Tom Brady's TB12 Method Review, Pros & Cons of Exercising Fasted, Training in Person vs. Training Online & MORE
01:29:40

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 pros and cons to exercising in a fasted state, the good and bad of Tom Brady’s TB12 Method, the importance of training in person before training online and their passions they may want to turn into another business.

  • Mind Pump recommends Sex Education on Netflix. (6:15)
  • Will we see more epic series/novels go towards the streaming platforms rather than straight to film? [11:35]
  • The guys recap Sal’s birthday weekend in Vegas, how with age you realize the network of people you WANT to be with & MORE. (12:53)
  • The importance of having life insurance, like Health IQ, when you unexpectedly lose a loved one. (25:46)
  • How Microsoft and Google played to America’s heartstrings with their Super Bowl commercials. Why technology is a powerful tool. (29:23)
  • Beijing's "Anger Room" lets people smash away their stress. The significance of having an outlet to let out your negative energy. (33:30)
  • For millennial's, cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise, study says. (37:17)
  • Israeli scientists claim they're on the path to a cure for cancer. (40:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the pros and cons to exercising in a fasted state? (44:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you discuss Tom Brady’s TB12 Method? (53:27)
  • #Quah question #3 - Would you recommend building clientele through one on one training or jumping straight to coaching online and selling programs? (1:05:42)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is something each of you would be passionate enough about to start a business on if you were developing a side hustle project? (1:16:46)

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Feb 06, 2019
960: Mark Bell
01:54:45

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Mark Bell at his Supertraining Gym studio in Sacramento, CA.

  • In his experience, what are the benefits that come along with age? (3:07)
  • How different is the skill of building mass for bodybuilding than powerlifting? (10:00)
  • What lead him to hire Hany Rambod? Did he do everything he told him to? (13:40)
  • How was he able to run his gym while getting ready for his show? (19:43)
  • When did he start making money? How did he figure out how to survive? (23:15)
  • Where does survival mentally come from? (31:46)
  • Is he more aware of the environment he is raising his own kids in? (36:43)
  • Does he remember his first business failure? (38:05)
  • His connection to ‘pro wrestling’ and how he met John Cena. (41:35)
  • From what he learned from pro wrestling, has that transferred into his success in new media? (48:12)
  • Did he battle with addiction during the ‘steroid era’? (51:17)
  • Does he remember what is first cycle was? Was it a love affair from day 1? (55:50)
  • Has he thought about the ‘going on gear’ conversation with his own kids? (1:00:35)
  • What is his opinion on SARMS? (1:02:11)
  • What made him think about getting into the podcast space? What has the journey been like for him? (1:05:42)
  • What did he learn from his relationship with his former co-host? (1:12:43)
  • How did his fans react with the podcast change? Was there any push back? (1:18:43)
  • The guys reminisce over their first interview with Mark. (1:20:28)
  • What have his kids taught him about himself? (1:24:25)
  • Are his kid’s naturals when it comes to sports? Have any interest in competition? (1:27:40)
  • Has his son expressed any interest in lifting weights? (1:35:00)
  • What is something specific he has been working on HIMSELF? (1:38:09)
  • Is social media enhancing or hurting what he is doing? (1:45:04)
  • What is in store in the future for himself and his companies? (1:48:40)

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Feb 04, 2019
959: Essential Home Gym Equipment, What to do During Long Rest Periods, Why to Skip Decline Presses & MORE
01:17:07

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about essential home equipment for $1,000, why there are never decline presses in MAPS programs, traditional vs sumo deadlifts and how to program mobility during long rest periods between sets.

  • Justin explains his fascination over the mimicking octopus + subconscious human behavior. (3:00)
  • Does the culture feed into a show’s success? The ‘meme’ culture explained. (9:50)
  • The collective mentality and categorizing men into a box. The guys discuss the recent Elliott Hulse post and taking the RIGHT approach. (15:15)
  • Fart facts: Fascinating truths about passing gas + the one time Justin farted over an open flame. (28:35)
  • Do the guys feel guilty about the bad things they have done in the past? (35:25)
  • #Quah question #1 - If you had a budget of $1,000 to build a home gym, what would the essentials be? (42:53)
  • #Quah question #2 - Why are there incline presses in the MAPS programs, but never decline? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Traditional deadlift stance or sumo? (1:01:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you work on mobility during long rest periods between sets, if so how do you program it? (1:08:53)

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Feb 02, 2019
958: The Best Macros for Muscle Building, the Effectiveness of Barbells vs Dumbbells, the Importance of Rep Ranges & MORE
01:24:48

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the differences between barbell and dumbbell exercises, recommended macros for muscle building, what to do if you can’t hit a specified rep range and future fitness trends.

  • Mind Pump’s cereal of choice + the history of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. (3:19)
  • The convenience of using the ‘sous vide’ bags with the quality meat from Butcher Box. (11:53)
  • Apple's FaceTime bug and how it highlights how you can easily access someone’s camera or microphone. (18:22)
  • Yes, ice tsunamis are a real thing! + What natural event terrifies the guys the most? (21:25)
  • Genetically modified chickens lay eggs with cancer-killing chemicals inside. (33:02)
  • 77 below zero? Polar vortex yields deadly cold as thousands endure power cuts, travel issues mount in Midwest. (34:48)
  • Update: Justin’s Alpha ‘Sock Eating’ Dog. (41:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the differences between barbell and dumbbell exercises? (45:26)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the recommended macros for muscle building? (57:50)
  • #Quah question #3 - What can you do if you can’t hit a specified rep range? (1:07:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the fitness trends and/or supplements that will be the best new thing in the future and what will be forgotten? (1:13:31)

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Feb 01, 2019
957: Fyre Festival- The Story Netflix did Not Tell with Marc Weinstein
01:23:59

In this episode, Sal, Adam, and Justin speak with Marc Weinstein, who was featured in Netflix's just released documentary Fyre. Marc goes into detail about what led him to work with the festival, why he stayed to the disastrous end and what he learned from the experience. This is a very interesting conversation with a behind the scene look at the music festival business, the power of social media and the damage that one charismatic sociopath can inflict.

  • What Marc does for a living, his background and how he connected with Mind Pump? (2:06)
  • What are some of the most profitable music festivals and the challenges you would face starting one? (8:50)
  • Did he know what he was getting into when he switched from finance to event production? (14:50)
  • How he ‘fell’ into the music industry. (18:09)
  • Why the events industry is always a mess and the need to just ‘figure it out’. (21:10)
  • How did he meet Billy McFarland and the founders of the Fyre Festival? (23:45)
  • How did he deal with the coordination and stress of trying to accommodate the festival guests? (38:40)
  • What were the conversations like with the other members of the production team while this debacle was going on? (42:37)
  • Was there a thought process to postpone? (45:27)
  • How did he coordinate the festival guests off the island and when did he discover that Billy had committed wire fraud? (48:40)
  • Was he afraid at any point the locals would get violent? (52:50)
  • Who owns the footage from the documentary? Are we contributing to this sociopath? (53:48)
  • How Fyre is just a microcosm of how social media portrays our lives. (58:55)
  • What is the aftermath from this? (1:01:23)
  • Does he find it cathartic to talk about it? Make amends with GoFundMe pages? How we could use social media for good. (1:03:40)
  • How does he feel he has evolved from this? His take on the social media revolution. (1:09:00)
  • Does he see an advantage of events like Burning Man unplugging from technology? (1:17:00)
  • What practices does he implement to cope with social media addiction? (1:18:37)
  • What is he currently pursuing? (1:20:57)

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Jan 31, 2019
956: How to Break Food Addiction, Favorite Strongman Lifts, Eating for Your Neurotype & MORE
01:38:23

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 advice to break food addiction, validity of eating and training as per neurotype, favorite strongman lifts and the best or most paradigm shattering things they have learned from their co-hosts.

  • Justin’s ‘brilliant’ theory on the Fyre Festival debacle. (4:54)
  • The guys recap their facial spa day using the NEW Four Sigmatic skin care products. (9:57)
  • Sal updates the ‘newbie gains’ his son is experiencing and how he is training him the RIGHT way in this formative part of his life. (12:30)
  • A sign of the times?? YouTube to curb recommending ‘borderline’ content + the inconsistency of what their parameters are. (22:12)
  • Scientists develop telescopic contact lenses that can zoom 3X! The evolution of the human being, wisdom vs. knowledge & MORE. (39:20)
  • #Quah question #1 - Best advice to break food addiction? (54:19)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you think of eating and training as per neurotype? (1:12:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your favorite strongman lifts? (1:18:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the best or most paradigm shattering things you have learned from your co-hosts? (1:24:02)

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Jan 30, 2019
955: John Brenkus- 6x Emmy-Award Winning Creator, Host, & Producer of Sport Science
01:09:43

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with John Brenkus, an award winning producer, director, and television personality.

  • John talks about his ‘robotic’ knee surgery. (3:14)
  • How did he get tagged ‘The Sports Science Guy’? His background and the origin story of the show. (7:15)
  • Were there any preconceived notions he had on these athletes before they were on the show? (12:46)
  • Does he think NFL teams have started recruiting differently because of the show? (15:45)
  • Did he have an athlete on the show that stood out above the rest? (18:34)
  • What is the worst injury he has sustained on the show? (20:28)
  • Are the athletes pumped to get these HIGH numbers on the show? (24:22)
  • What if LeBron James played tight end in football?  + The greatest athlete of all time based on his metrics. (26:20)
  • What is it that separates these great athletes from everyone else? (32:23)
  • Can you improve your skills or are you born with them? The theory of ‘Morphic Resonance’. (35:32)
  • Should boys and girls be competing together? The humbling notion of getting ‘weeded out’. (38:27)
  • How does he feel about children’s sports today? The participation medal era. (51:28)
  • What does the conversation look like with his daughter on this very topic? (53:36)
  • How there is no shame getting ‘chicked’. (57:05)
  • What is his opinion on ‘CTE’ and what strategies should the NFL implement? (59:40)
  • How a gun is NOT the most dangerous thing in your house. (1:03:35)
  • What things does he have in the works? (1:05:20)
  • Does he feel the attributes in top athletes are the same we would find in the top business performers? (1:07:05)

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Jan 28, 2019
954: The Best Muscle Building Lunge Variations, the Value of Perfecting Lifts, the Life Benefits of Playing Sports & MORE
01:26:23

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 difference between variations of a lunge such as back step, walking or side lunges, the amount of time that should be spent practicing key movements before ramping up the weight, the value of taking sides and "polarizing your content" as an "influencer," and the life lessons playing sports can provide that you may not be able to get anywhere else.

  • Adam gives Sal a compliment! That Vuori Clothing on point! (4:03)
  • Mind Pump Recommends FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened | Netflix. (7:27)
  • Everyone trying to make a buck these days off of teaching others how to become an “influencer”. Mostly bullshit. The new emerging market. When will the bubble pop? (13:13)
  • How Layne Norton lives to start shit. Pro-vaccine or not? Ones to stay away from? Live call in with Layne on this subject & MORE. (20:46)
  • Predicting one’s behavior based on the proximity of the people they know using social media. The future is here. (36:50)
  • Green Juice Day is on Saturday and perfect timing to get your first Smoothie Box. (41:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the difference between variations of a lunge such as back step, walking or side lunges? What is the point of using different variations? Isn’t a lunge a lunge? (45:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the amount of time that someone should be spent practicing key movements before ramping up the weight? (55:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think about “insta-influencers” who talk about "polarizing your content" and taking sides? (1:00:27)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you think sports teach lessons you can’t learn or are difficult to learn elsewhere? (1:10:22)

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Jan 26, 2019
953: Fresh vs Frozen Veggies, Ways to Improve Brain Function, How Strong You Should Be & MORE
01:23:48

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to optimize brain function to stay on top of the game, how strong the average individual should aim to be in the major movement categories, hinge, squat, push, press and pull, the pros and cons of fresh vs frozen vegetables and the best way to get over a break up.

  • New Product Alert: Organifi Gold-Chocolate. (3:26)
  • How Adam uses NED to combat his dog’s anxiety + is Justin’s dog the dumbest one he has ever had?! (10:00)
  • The origins of the ‘Skateboard Revolution’ + the guys share their own stories. (14:28)
  • How ‘clicks’ have evolved from the 80s to today. Is this generation too sheltered or simply more informed? (19:50)
  • Should there be regulations on advertising to children? (28:25)
  • Not just a game: NBA 2K League quickly becoming serious business for all. (33:09)
  • How things have gotten so good, we have to find things to complain about. Google employees freak out over the word 'family', group identity, self-destructing mindset & MORE. (37:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some things you can do to optimize brain function to stay on top of your game? (44:08)
  • #Quah question #2 - How strong should the average individual aim to be in the major movement categories, hinge, squat, push, press and pull? (55:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – Elaborate on fresh vs frozen vegetables and the pros and cons of each? (1:06:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the best way to get over a breakup? (1:12:45)

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Jan 25, 2019
952: Chad Wesley Smith of Juggernaut Training Systems
01:33:52

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Chad Wesley Smith of Juggernaut Training Systems.

  • Does he do a lot of consulting for gyms? (4:53)
  • When he goes to visit these sports teams, what does he help them with? (7:05)
  • What exercises does he find gives athletes the biggest carry over? The ‘Exercise Pyramid’ explained. (9:59)
  • Chad’s sports background as a kid to today. (16:08)
  • What was the goal when he started Juggernaut? (18:33)
  • Where did he get the idea to write an eBook? (20:35)
  • Did he see early success from the athletes he trained? (24:40)
  • How did his training system stand out from the rest? (25:15)
  • How different does the training look like for a lineman compared to a wide receiver? (27:49)
  • What are his thoughts on the sports camp on one’s ability to accelerate/decelerate? (33:40)
  • How much of lifting is skill vs. just using your muscles? (38:35)
  • Does he believe kids should play multiple sports? His ‘3 Phase System’ for youth athletes. (44:39)
  • How does he explain athletes like Bo Jackson? (50:04)
  • Are the injury rates higher with early specialization in sports? (55:01)
  • Why we are taking away the development of children with the lack of movement/activity. (57:30)
  • What strategies does he implement to lessen sports injuries? (59:35)
  • What are some things within the sports and conditioning field that ‘grind his gears’? (1:00:52)
  • How important is wisdom vs. knowledge in coaching? (1:08:43)
  • Does he see people paying more attention to programming? (1:13:25)
  • Is he finding it hard to scale down his strength getting into ju-jitsu? (1:16:15)
  • Is powerlifting enjoying a growth period at the moment? (1:19:55)
  • What made him start the YouTube channel and his online training system? + The future of training systems. (1:27:39) 

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Jan 24, 2019
951: How to Fix Squat Imbalances, MAPS Programming Revealed, Greatest Mentors & MORE
01:44:05

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 address hip shift or tilt in the squat, why MAPS programs frequently don't follow NASM's recommended progression, what a typical Mind Pump work day looks like and their greatest mentors.

  • Sal explains the process of getting health insurance with Health IQ. (4:50)
  • The weird power of the placebo effect explained. How your experience is just as important as the physiological response. (12:45)
  • Facebook invests $300m in local news. (24:08)
  • Is working remotely more productive than working from an office? (26:25)
  • The Mind Pump vetting process and return rate on sponsors like Ned. (38:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you address hip shift or tilt in the squat? (46:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – Why do MAPS programs frequently not follow NASM's recommended progression? (58:11)
  • #Quah question #3 - What does a typical work day look like for you guys from beginning to bed? (1:10:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – Who were your greatest mentors? (1:24:14)

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Jan 23, 2019
950: The Best Muscle Building & Fat Loss Exercises
53:52

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin break down which lifts are most effective for building muscle and burning body fat.

  • What was the first ‘T.O’ the guys got in sales? + Valuing the art and skill of effective communication. (1:38)
  • Why being HONEST is a lost attribute. (18:30)
  • Understanding the benefits/value of isolation vs. compound movements. The differences, why one person would gain from each & MORE. (19:19)
  • The myths behind muscle activation in certain exercises. (27:08)
  • How the rules don’t always apply. (31:12)
  • Why all exercises are not created equal + the significance of mastering a skill. (33:45)
  • The BEST lifts for building muscle and burning body fat, the CORRECT order of operations when it comes to your workout & MORE. (43:20)

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Jan 21, 2019
949: Best Isolation Movements, How to Bulk on a Budget, Training Mistakes to Learn From & MORE
01:34:12

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to bulk on a budget, favorite isolation movements, mistakes and successes they made as personal trainers and when the poor advice from Instagram fitness celebrities will end.

  • Why Mind Pump really LIKES Australia + peoples misconceptions. (3:42)
  • California is the 5th largest economy in the WORLD! (6:36)
  • Skinny Dipped is EVERYWHERE, even on college campuses. (8:00)
  • Pot company Tilray will market cannabis products along with shoe company Authentic Brands + will the cannabis bubble pop in the near future? (10:17)
  • This is why shit is so expensive in the Bay Area…How much the average employee makes at tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Netflix & MORE.  (15:10)
  • The connection between having regulation and slowing down innovation. (22:21)
  • The importance of resistance training for longevity + simplifying weight training for the average person. (29:41)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do you bulk on a budget? (41:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is your favorite isolation move? (51:25)
  • #Quah question #3 – What mistakes did you make and successes you had as personal trainers? (1:05:18)
  • #Quah question #4 - When will these Instagram fitness celebrities realize their fitness advice is poor and this trend will end? (1:22:59)

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Jan 19, 2019
948: Lowering Calories vs Upping Cardio for Fat Loss, the Importance of Fiber, Worst Podcasting Advice Received & MORE
01:34:55

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what’s more effective for losing fat and retaining muscle, more cardio or fewer calories considering they equal the same daily calorie deficit, if fiber the most underappreciated macronutrient or if it is the least important, the most impactful piece of advice that a client has given them in regards to personal growth and the worst piece of advice a fellow podcaster has given Mind Pump.

  • Sal’s son getting serious about the BULK, getting in quality calories using Smoothie Box, sharing their worst ‘protein shake’ stories from the past & MORE. (3:46)
  • Being known as the ‘fitness guy’ and people asking you for advice + the benefits of beetroot powder in products like Organifi Red Juice. (16:05)
  • P&G’s Gillette ad asks men to shave their ‘toxic masculinity’ and a big backlash ensues. (23:01)
  • #Quah question #1 - What’s more effective for losing fat and retaining muscle, more cardio or fewer calories considering they equal the same daily calorie deficit? (42:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is fiber the most underappreciated macronutrient or is it the least important? (52:50)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the most impactful piece of advice that a client has given you in regards to personal growth? (1:01:05)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is the worst piece of advice a fellow podcaster has given you about your business? (1:16:07)

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Jan 18, 2019
947: The Hypothyroid Hoax
01:16:47

This this episode of Mind Pump, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Michael Ruscio about thyroid health, the misdiagnosis of hypothyroidism and how to improve thyroid function.

Jan 17, 2019
946: The Max Amount You Should Squat, The Reality of Food Addiction, When Muscle Doesn't Benefit & MORE
02:02:16

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about food addiction, only squatting the amount of weight that you can clean and press over your head onto your back, the downsides to being muscular in some sports and how to get good at communication.

  • A Four Sigmatic product where Adam actually enjoys the TASTE: Mushroom Matcha Latte with MAITAKE + the guys share their love of Japanese culture. (5:44)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update: Adam and Taylor snowboarding weekend, Sal’s daughter hurts her wrist & MORE. (13:10)
  • Adam Recommends “Red Oaks” Prime Original. (22:15)
  • Thrive Market continues to be the ONE-STOP shop for healthy snacks for kids + how familiarity matters. (23:19)
  • Why retailers are fleeing Fifth Avenue + how Amazon continues to disrupt the industry. (27:58)
  • Leader prevented from making the final wager in a $2.5M betting contest. (34:00)
  • The guys preview the NFL Conference Championships + the dominance of the New England Patriots. (37:20)
  • Study: Just one season of high school football can change teens' brains. Will we see a culture change? (44:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do you believe you can be addicted to food? (56:49)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you think of the hypothesis that humans can only squat the amount of weight that you can clean and press over your head onto your back? (1:16:18)
  • #Quah question #3 - Why is there a stigma on hypertrophy training in some sports? (1:26:20)
  • #Quah question #4 - How did you guys get good at communication? (1:40:35)

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Jan 16, 2019
945: The Best Rest Periods for Muscle Gain & Fat Loss
59:28

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the best rest periods between exercises.

  • Is ‘competitive sleep’ a thing? The power of your mental state and not always fixating on measurable tools. (2:18)
  • Mind Pump: The Whistleblowers of the Fitness Industry. The importance of how you SAY things and COMMUNICATE them. (9:40)
  • Adam gets in a ‘tiff’, over social media, with a trainer about a ‘Jefferson Curl’. The ‘elitist’ attitude fitness professionals have in the space, the risk vs. reward of an exercise & MORE. (14:49)
  • The most under-modified variable: The significance of rest periods. (26:35)
  • The BEST rest periods for muscle gain & fat loss. (35:55)
  • How often do you recommend someone phase their rest periods? (38:15)
  • The art of perfecting the skill and not throwing fatigue on it. (44:13)
  • For the competitor, how much of an impact does varying your rest periods make? (48:20)

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Jan 14, 2019
944: Pros & Cons of Elevating Heels for Squats, the Benefit of Vibrating Tools, Dealing with Lazy Clients & MORE
01:43:33

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about possible benefits derived from vibrating and/or pulsating tools, elevating heels during squats, differentiating between discipline and restriction and training someone who makes constant efforts to stall and chat during their sessions. 

  •  Instagram stories the new Cosmo + why do people gravitate to lists? 
  • Adam’s response/answer to the vast amount of questions he gets on social media. (7:25)
  • Top 10 highest paid influencers on Instagram. (9:25)
  • Make up for men, aka ‘bro face’, the new untapped market? (11:25)
  • Update: Did Justin get the tree out of his house? (13:52)
  • Adam’s mistaken identity ‘Grinder’ story + the guys talk dating apps. (16:25)
  • Legislating morality? You're going to need ID to watch porn in the UK from this spring. (23:15)
  • Yes, powdered alcohol is real! (25:15)
  • Do the guys get push back from their followers by what they say on the show or post on social media? The responsibility to present good information and be their ‘raw/authentic’ selves, the ‘sorry’ factor & MORE. (27:30)
  • Vuori Clothing’s rapid growth in the fitness space. (35:13)
  • What house chores to the guys like/dislike to do? Who is the slob in the household? (38:38)
  • Having the RIGHT expectations of the supplements you take (like Organifi), addressing the root cause of a problem & MORE. (46:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you give your opinion on the vibrating and/or pulsating tools in gyms? Do they have any benefits? (54:47)
  • #Quah question #2 – Thoughts on elevating heels during squats? (1:11:10)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you differentiate between discipline and restriction? (1:21:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – How would you go about training someone who makes constant efforts to stall and chat during their sessions? (1:30:15)

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Jan 12, 2019
943: Best Ab Building Exercises, the Truth About Glute Bridges, Giving & Receiving Unsolicited Gym Advice & MORE
01:40:17

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about favorite “building out your abs" exercises, people who say glute bridges are the #1 compound lift, thoughts on unsolicited gym advice and the best way to learn to become an entrepreneur.

  • Mind Pump Recommends "You" on Netflix. (4:12)
  • The guys try AGAIN to convince Adam to watch scary movies. (8:50)
  • The time when you began to care about your looks + fashion trends. (10:08)
  • What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year? (16:25)
  • 6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal. (20:23)
  • Different impacts of resources on opposite-sex ratings of physical attractiveness by males and females: study + the stigma behind what is feminism. (25:03)
  • The new wireless, re-chargeable, travel-sized Joovv light! (33:33)
  • Amazon's new ad strategy: Free samples based on what it knows about you + Jeff Bezos to divorce after 25 years of marriage. (37:20)
  • Health IQ is really onto something. (41:56)
  • Carl’s Jr. adds plant-based burger to its menu. (45:10)
  • When was the last time the guys of Mind Pump went to a fast food restaurant? (48:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – What ab exercises are your favorites for “building out your abs." (53:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you think of people who say glute bridges are the #1 compound lift? (1:09:47)
  • #Quah question #3 - Thoughts on unsolicited gym advice? (1:16:14)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is a good place to start, for a newbie, to get into entrepreneurship? (1:26:35)     

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Jan 11, 2019
942: How Hard You SHOULD Work Out for Best Results
01:08:24

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss intensity... when to use it and when to avoid it for maximum results in the gym.

  • Some things never get old…’Your mamma jokes’. (2:28)
  • The importance of ‘rough housing’ with children. (4:45)
  • ‘If you are going to talk crap, you better be able to take it back’. The teaching of important lessons + Mind Pump’s ‘secret sauce’. (10:00)
  • How do you build confidence, when you don’t have it within yourself? (18:40)
  • Going viral…The most used phases on Mind Pump. (24:00)
  • The RIGHT amount of intensity, the overuse of it, how hard you SHOULD work out for best results, becoming an expert at a skill & MORE. (27:28)
  • The problems with the sources of information you are getting. (54:09)
  • Steps you can take NOW to get back on track. (1:00:30)

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Jan 10, 2019
941: The Most Effective Sets in a Workout, Why Not All Calories are Created Equal, Strengthening an Immobilized Limb & MORE
01:36:04

Organifi Quah! iTunes + Facebook Review Winners!

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 sets that determine the most amount of gains derived from a workout, the idea that not all calories are created equal, training a mobile limb when the other is incapacitated in a cast or sling and how to approach the topic of cannabis with children.

  • Mind Pump breaks down the lyrics to “Wake me up before you go-go” and talk all things George Michael. (4:22)
  • That one time Justin got a piercing + being exposed to addicts. (8:20)
  • Why all hemp oil is not creating equal, how NED stands out + addressing the recent Mike Matthews article on CBD. (19:10)
  • How Justin almost died this weekend! (22:40)
  • MasterCard Drops Its Name from Logo. (27:37)
  • Sal’s daughters love of Magic + the lure of magicians. (28:55)
  • Are gym memberships worth the money? (32:01)
  • Felix Gray introduces “Sleep glasses.” (36:38)
  • Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health: study shows. (40:48)
  • #Quah question #1 – Which sets determine the most amount of gains derived from a workout, the first few sets or the last few? With your stance on volume, how many sets per body part are appropriate when starting a program? (44:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you expand on the idea that not all calories are created equal? (1:00:52)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you train a mobile limb when the other is incapacitated in a cast or sling, could it be beneficial to recovery and adaptation? (1:13:16)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you approach the topic of cannabis with children? (1:18:03)

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Jan 09, 2019
940: How to Avoid Training Plateaus
01:01:43

In this episode Sal, Adam and Justin discuss techniques to avoid training plateaus so that progress in the gym does not get derailed.

  • Grass-fed meat from other stores compared to Butcher Box. Why contrast matters. (2:41)
  • Busting the myth behind pan frying with extra virgin olive oil. Is it safe or not? (8:08)
  • Breaking news everyone… Cannabis really can trigger paranoia. (9:33)
  • Mind Pump Recommends: Bird Box + They discuss the latest ‘Bird Box Challenge’. (13:55)
  • The importance of active recovery. (19:10)
  • Why you should change up your training modalities + How to avoid training plateaus. (24:15)

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Jan 07, 2019
939: Muscle Building Potential of Short People vs Tall People, Combatting Seasonal Depression, Exercising in Different Planes & MORE
01:27:09

Organifi Quah!

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 combat seasonal depression, if it is true that shorter people will put on muscle mass quicker than taller people, favorite exercises outside of the sagittal plane and working out with horrible allergies.

  • Why do women find androgynous men sexy? (3:18)
  • All good things must come to an end. San Jose Considers New Safety Regulations for E-Scooters. (12:21)
  • The Motorcycling McGuire Twins + asking the important questions you want to know. (15:45)
  • Who pays attention to warning signs anymore? Thoughts on the survival of the fittest. (22:35)
  • The World's Most Successful people don't actually start work at 4 a.m. Why people are chasing after what others define as successful. (28:24)
  • The many ways we try (and fail) to replace religion with cult politics. (36:44)
  • Dave Rubin, Jordan Peterson become latest internet celebs to Leave Patreon over bizarre 'Hate Speech' policy. (40:30)
  • Organifi hit it out of the park with new ‘Pure’ product. (44:30)
  • Future of sports viewing? Steve Ballmer and L.A. Clippers debut new augmented reality NBA experience. (47:12)
  • Do kids love the ‘Skinny Dipped’ almonds? (49:30)
  • #Quah question #1 - How to recommend to combat seasonal depression? (53:40)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is it true that shorter people will put on muscle mass quicker than taller people? (1:01:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some of your favorite exercises outside of the sagittal plane? (1:08:36)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you go about working out with horrible allergies? (1:18:52)

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Jan 05, 2019
938: How to Strengthen Your Wrists, Ways to Limit Exposure to Toxins, the Benefits of Running in Sand & MORE
01:49:33

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises for strengthening wrists, steps to take to limit exposure to toxins, how to train someone from “My 600lb Life," and the benefits of running in the sand.

  • The good old days of dial-up & phones with cords. (4:45)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. (5:55)
  • Ibuprofen alters human testicular physiology: study. (11:30)
  • PRx making big waves! 0% financing for the month of January! (17:33)
  • The amazing feeling working out from home in the cold weather. (20:05)
  • High School Students in Eastern China to Get Facial Monitoring in Class. (28:05)
  • What is perfection for the temperature of your meat? Enter in the Sous Vide bag. (32:30)
  • Women — but not men — seek to actively punish sexualized women, study finds. (36:13)
  • The results are in Will Sal bulk or get shredded?! (40:18)
  • Adam got that Bradley Cooper body in full force! (41:50)
  • The State of the Union of CrossFit: Will the bubble ever fully burst? (44:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some exercises for strengthening wrists? (57:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – What steps do you take to limit exposure to toxins? (1:12:20)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you were asked to train someone from “My 600lb Life,” what would you do? Where would you begin? (1:25:54)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the benefits of running in the sand? (1:37:38)
  • MMA Talk. (1:45:40)

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Jan 04, 2019
937: How to Lose Weight & Get Fit in 2019
01:03:32

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin share techniques and tricks to set, achieve and MAINTAIN health and fitness goals in 2019. Over 50 years of combined experience training thousands of clients has taught them what works best to lose weight and get fit in a sustainable manner.

  • How the guys of Mind Pump celebrated the New Year: Tahoe foodie adventures, dog d*** pics, the Sal and Jessica show & MORE. (2:11)
  • The crazy surge of people wanting to get back into the gym at the beginning of the year. (21:50)
  • The best strategies to get back in shape in 2019: Why people stop working out, setting challenging yet realistic goals, lifting weights over cardio & MORE. (25:23)
  • Why all food is not created equal. How to lose weight in 2019. (45:44)
  • Challenge to address the things that are not sexy. Do things the fast way or the RIGHT way. (51:15)
  • New Year, new and improved version of MAPS Anabolic. (59:50)

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Jan 03, 2019
936: The Benefits of a Front Squat vs. Back Squat, Training Stubborn Clients, 2019 New Year Resolutions & MORE
01:40:58

 Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Review Winners!

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 a front squat over a back squat, how to train a client who is very disobedient and does not like resistance training, how to handle bullies and New Year’s resolutions.

  • Happy New Year!! Mind Pump welcomes in 2019: Solving the transportation issues, mankind not letting ego get in the way & MORE. (4:32)
  • Would You Eat Human Meat Grown in a Lab? (12:15)
  • Thrive Market disrupting the industry and making waves! (13:40)
  • Clash of the Titans: Walmart vs. Amazon. It’s on!! (17:35)
  • UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture's sex tape leaks online. How the generation coming out now is less worried about things coming out. (18:44)
  • How Instagram is the new high school + Making money off your fame: Have the money or just the fame? (25:30)
  • If the guys of Mind Pump were a movie, what would they be? (28:50)
  • Big recall ordered of pot products after lab is caught faking tests. How the black market is always competing with the legal market. (31:00)
  • Mind Pump addresses the accuracy of food sensitivity tests and tests in general, i.e. Everly Well. (36:24)
  • The great debate: How much money do creators of “at home fitness products” really make? (45:45)
  • Jon Jones also tested positive back in August and September, long before the UFC 232 debacle in Las Vegas. (49:00)
  • Adam’s safe, not so safe story. (50:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – Please explain the benefits of a front squat over a back squat? (54:01)
  • #Quah question #2 - How to train a client who is very obese, disobedient and does not like resistance training? (1:05:10)
  • #Quah question #3 - How to handle bullies? (1:20:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your New Year’s resolutions? (1:31:10)

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Jan 02, 2019
935: All About Cannabis with Leafly.com's William Hyde
01:28:56

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Will Hyde, Senior Subject Matter Expert and Content Producer for the world's largest cannabis website leafly.com.

  • Who is William Hyde, aka The Avid Dabber? (1:47)
  • How and why cannabis affects people differently? (2:59)
  • Is there any truth to the Indica/Sativa description? (6:30)
  • Are there other cannabinoids that we are seeing interesting things with? (9:12)
  • Are they playing a role in the legalization movement? (11:05)
  • How did he get into this industry? (12:02)
  • The Wild, Wild West of the early dispensaries. The evolution of the space. (15:15)
  • What other things is he starting to see with the breeding of cannabis? (19:35)
  • How cannabis is a tool. The misconceptions of certain strains. (22:20)
  • What does he recommend for the ‘newbie’ cannabis user? (25:39)
  • Do we know yet how CBD modulates its effects? (27:56)
  • What are the differences between the CBD strains? (29:39)
  • Are some forms of cannabis better than others? What antidote has come in from people? (32:41)
  • Has he seen antidote/lab data to why people like strains for certain reasons? (37:35)
  • The Pandora of Marijuana: Curating your experience. (40:50)
  • How the Afghani strands put you to sleep. (43:18)
  • Anecdotal speaking, what strains give you energy? (44:20)
  • What strains get you ‘aroused’? (46:17)
  • What is the difference between heirloom strains? (47:51)
  • Does he agree with moving the industry more to a professional vibe rather than stoner? (51:30)
  • His thoughts on tobacco companies moving into the cannabis space? (54:23)
  • His take on the QUALITY of cannabis, black market and licensing. (56:56)
  • The evolution of ‘dabbing’. (1:00:16)
  • What was his first time overdoing cannabis? (1:07:20)
  • Can the way you grow a particular strain change the effects? (1:10:40)
  • Is growing cannabis a difficult thing to do? (1:11:45)
  • How public perception has changed  cannabis. (1:13:45)
  • How does Leafly monetize? (1:16:45)
  • What companies is he paying attention to currently? (1:17:38)
  • How the cannabis industry is changing the stigma among the public. What “cool” things are in the future? (1:23:33)

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Dec 31, 2018
934: Optimizing the Stress of Exercise, Getting Loved Ones to Train, the Best "As Seen on TV" Fitness Equipment & MORE
01:27:21

Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercise as a stress to the body, the best way to get a girlfriend to start resistance training, how gut issues make it difficult to lose weight and the best gimmicky “as seen on tv” fitness equipment or programs.

  • Get your Felix Gray glasses with your FSA/HSA account, the importance of blue light blocking glasses & why quality matters. (4:49)
  • The truth behind the statement ‘You get what you pay for’. (11:33)
  • How most toys we grew up with could ‘take your eye out’. The crazy things the guys used to do for entertainment. (15:23)
  • How the tech companies are becoming more responsible before the potential backlash behind screen time use + how the guys police their own kids. (23:47)
  • Takanakuy: The Christmas fighting festival of Peru. (36:18)
  • The World's Poorest People Are Getting Richer Faster than Anyone Else. (40:30)
  • The NEED to get back to real journalism. (45:00)
  • Will Adam purchase the new Nike self-lacing shoes? (49:11)
  • Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods. (51:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Exercise as a stress to the body or relief? (57:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to get a girlfriend to start resistance training? (1:04:37)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can gut issues make it difficult to lose weight? (1:16:06)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you were able to only purchase one gimmicky “as seen on tv” fitness equipment or programs, what would it be and why? (1:20:26)

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Dec 29, 2018
933: Overcoming the Fear of Getting Fat, Kicking HIIT Addiction, Yo-Yo Dieting vs Mini Cuts & Mini Bulks & MORE
01:27:11

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do if you can't function without doing a tiny bit of HIIT every morning, the potential backlash from coffee and caffeine’s true effects on one’s health, how to overcome the mental side of fat gain while bulking and whether mini cuts and mini bulks are considered yo-yo dieting.

  • Mind Pump Holiday Recap: Family traditions, being put on stage & MORE. (5:05)
  • Mind Pump New Year’s Plans: Hotel parties, hanging out at home with family & MORE. (24:25)
  • A ‘Skinny Dipped’ Holiday Season. (30:20)
  • Genetic information as a self-fulfilling prophecy: DNA test results can spur relevant physiological changes, even if they're made up. (31:10)
  • People believing in a cause and putting their dollar towards it. Over $17M donated to GoFundMe for Trump's border wall. (34:01)
  • The strength and weakness of Western Medicine: Pills to reduce cholesterol destroy brown adipose tissue beneficial for health. (39:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why do I feel I’m addicted to HIIT to the point I can't function without doing a tiny bit every morning? (47:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you guys think there will be a potential backlash from coffee and caffeine’s true effects on one’s health? (1:00:01)
  • #Quah question #3 - How can you overcome the mental side of fat gain while bulking? (1:10:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are mini cuts and mini bulks  considered yo-yo dieting and will it create more fat cells per Layne Norton’s theory? (1:16:36)

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Dec 28, 2018
932: John Meadows
01:45:10

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with John Meadows who reveals all about what it takes to be a top-level bodybuilder.

  • Why John doesn’t have a colon. (4:30)
  • Was there anything he did that contributed to his digestion issues? (10:35)
  • How did he change his approach coming back? (12:10)
  • Has going through this experience forced him to become more in tune with his body? (14:55)
  • What are the BIGGEST mistakes he sees with people trying to build muscle? (16:38)
  • Has he found there is a RIGHT dose of protein for his body? (24:40)
  • What are the big missing pieces in bodybuilder’s regimens? (26:03)
  • What kind of things does he cover in his workshops? (29:42)
  • What made him start to compete at a young age? (30:50)
  • When did he start to use anabolic steroids? Was he a hyper responder? (34:20)
  • Does he believe people do not cycle out anymore? (43:19)
  • What are the differences between taking anabolics vs growth hormones? (45:17)
  • His take on training and why certain bodybuilder’s physiques look more ‘granite.’ (54:38)
  • What does he think of the new culture of thought around isolation movements being the BEST movements for most muscle activation? (1:00:45)
  • What is the ‘Mountain Dog Diet’ and does food quality matter? (1:04:10)
  • Is the trend starting to reverse with coaching in bodybuilding? (1:09:20)
  • What is site enhancement oil (SEO)? (1:10:15)
  • How bodybuilding is a different level of drugs in sport. (1:15:54)
  • What is the difference in training people that are natural vs. people on ‘gear’? (1:18:16)
  • His theory behind metabolism in competitive sports. (1:21:52)
  • What is his take on people not adapting their training routines? (1:26:30)
  • How social media killed bodybuilding. What does the future of bodybuilding look like? (1:34:04)
  • If he was to go back and whisper into 22-year-old John’s ear, what would he tell himself? (1:40:13)

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Dec 27, 2018
931: How to Age Pain-Free, Favorite Pre-Workout Meals, Why Dad Bods are so Popular & MORE
01:35:45

Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Winners!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about their favorite pre-workout meal, how proper training, intensity and mobility can prevent the pains of aging, why is the dad bod look is so popular and those who say you can’t reach enlightenment if you are ingesting dead animals.

  • How Sal stole his new hairstyle from Disney’s The Nutcracker. (5:01)
  • The See’s candy analogy to the RIGHT haircut. (7:00)
  • The ‘Kermit’ Blend is back! The benefits of combining stimulants with calming products. (11:45)
  • How much are your organs worth? Should it be legal to sell your own organs on the black market? How society does not want to see themselves in the mirror. (15:19)
  • The Great Debate: Is PG in the 80s worse than PG today? (22:02)
  • Painting the picture of movie night at the Di Stefano house: Blue blockers, healthy snacks, and Smoothie Box! (24:20)
  • The differences of standards of food at different houses. (28:45)
  • Merry Christmas from Mind Pump: What did the guys get their significant others, Traditions during Christmas & MORE. (30:08)
  • Amazon sent 1,700 Alexa voice recordings to the wrong user following data request. The guys speculate on the potential fallout from this information. (46:27)
  • Facebook Admits It Gave Netflix, Spotify Special Access to User Messages. Privacy infringement or not? (51:22)
  • A new study finds that marijuana can reprogram sperm genes. (54:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – Your favorite pre-workout meal and why? (57:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you guys feel about the ‘nagging pain because your old’ phenomenon?  (1:13:59)
  • #Quah question #3 - Why is the ‘dad bod’ look so popular and how do we stop it? (1:22:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on reaching enlightenment and those who say you can’t eat dead animals? (1:28:52)

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Dec 26, 2018
930: Jennifer Cohen Knows How to Get What She Wants
01:36:55

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Jennifer Cohen, a bestselling author and first rate go getter. An excellent storyteller, Jennifer tells how she got Keanu Reeves to come to her house (really!), work for an NBA team, train celebrities and essentially accomplish everything she has set her mind to. Follow her lead and watch good things happen!

  • Jen the Firecracker! (3:19)
  • How did she get into the fitness space? Her origin story into how fitness became a lifestyle. (4:34)
  • What did she do to attract these prestigious companies wanting her services? (8:00)
  • The evolution of her tenacity. How she got Keanu Reeves on her audition tape. (10:07)
  • How you can mold certain traits into opportunities. Her stint in the music industry. (22:58)
  • Her transition into the corporate fitness space. (30:13)
  • What is her favorite and least favorite celebrity she has trained? (34:18)
  • The more money you have, the less you pay for things. (39:10)
  • From getting burnt out being a Celebrity Trainer to pivoting into a Media Trainer. (44:45)
  • The important lesson of sharing the RIGHT information and thinking long term rather than short term success. (53:54)
  • How small wins equals big change. Was her first book, ‘No Gym Required’, a success? (1:06:19)
  • The message behind ‘Strong is the New Skinny’. (1:08:43)
  • The myth behind having a perfect body and looking at fitness as a way of loving yourself. (1:11:15)
  • How does she manage her kids to eat healthy? (1:20:08)
  • What will her upcoming podcast will be called and be about? (1:25:30)
  • Has she run into Keanu Reeves since? (1:33:25)

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Dec 24, 2018
929: How to Work Out on the Road, Why "Warming Up" Works, Best Fitness & Health Books & MORE
01:34:53

Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about go-to workout pland if you’re away from a gym on business or vacation, the benefit to "warming up," recommended books to educate oneself on health, fitness and lifestyle and the enviable pysical features they would love to take from their co-hosts. 

  • Mind Pump SOLD on Pure from Organifi. (5:05)
  • Sal takes his kids out shopping for Jessica. (10:27)
  • Two ships passing in the night. Why Courtney doesn’t listen to the show. (11:43)
  • Why the internet has changed the perception of how companies advertise. (13:08)
  • Zwift, which turns indoor cycling workouts into multiplayer games, raises $120M. Is gamifying the fitness industry a long term answer? (17:53)
  • The app world is a tough business. (22:39)
  • Will fitness become a cultural trend, children becoming weaker, PRx making waves, the benefits of having equipment at home & MORE. (26:08)
  • How building a network of people can allow you to pivot into other opportunities. The guys talk Body by Jake, Tony Little & MORE. (40:50)
  • The evolution of plate loaded equipment. (44:45)
  • The crazy things the guys would do in the gym for a female’s attention. (53:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – What’s your go to work out plan if you are away on business or vacation? (59:16)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there something to warming up before a workout? (1:10:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – What books would you recommend to educate oneself on health, fitness and lifestyle? (1:18:53)
  • #Quah question #4- If you could have one feature from one of the Mind Pump hosts, what would it be? (1:27:28)

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  • Paul Chek (@paul.chek) • Instagram
  • Jessica Rothenberg (@thetraininghour) • Instagram
  • Dorian Yates (@thedorianyates) • Instagram
  • Arthur Jones (inventor)
  • Dave Asprey (@dave.asprey) • Instagram
  • Michael Ruscio (@drruscio) • Instagram
  • Mike Matthews (@muscleforlifefitness) • Instagram
  • Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere) • Instagram
  • Robb Wolf (@dasrobbwolf) • Instagram
Dec 22, 2018
928: Spartan vs. CrossFit, How to Eat Healthy at a Gas Station, Killer Snowboard Prep Exercises & MORE
01:30:22

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether the fittest person in the world is a Spartan Racer or a CrossFitter, killer snowboard prep exercises, what to eat to stay healthy with only gas station food and the part of Mind Pump's day-to-day business that is most tedious.

  • Mind Pump Recommends: Blue Planet II (5:56)
  • Were humans the first species to discover psychedelic compounds? (13:30)
  • Alan Greenspan: Investors should prepare for the worst. The importance of having liquid cash and life insurance. (16:10)
  • Home Alone Again with the Google Assistant. (23:45)
  • New Yorkers Have a Constitutional Right to Nunchucks, Judge Rules. (24:19)
  • Random story break with Mind Pump. (25:50)
  • What is cassava flour? The benefits of companies like Siete Family Foods and ordering them from Thrive Market. (30:14)
  • Swearing While You Exercise Could Make You Stronger: Study. (33:21)
  • That one time Justin flipped his mom off. (35:40)
  • Have the guys ever put soap in their kid’s mouths? Have their kids pressed any boundaries? (39:10)
  • The inevitable rebellion: The pendulum is swinging once again. (43:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Who is the fittest on Earth: Spartan Racer or a CrossFitter? (49:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some killer snowboard prep exercises? (1:00:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – Hypothetically if you only had access to a gas station, what would you eat to stay healthy and why? (1:11:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – What part of Mind Pump's day-to-day business is the most tedious? (1:20:10)

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Dec 21, 2018
927: Raising Healthy Pets in an Unhealthy World with Victoria Field
01:24:46

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Victoria Field about the necessity of diet for raising healthy and healing sick animals.

Raising Healthy Pets in an Unhealthy World with Victoria Field

  • The fitness connection she shares with Mind Pump. (4:40)
  • What could she do to make a difference in her dog’s life? How she took what she learned from going through her fitness/health journey to her pets. (7:56)
  • How many dogs are in the facility? (11:29)
  • What are they finding through the research at Keto Pet? (13:21)
  • Was Keto Pet an established association before she linked up with them? (14:55)
  • What does a Keto diet for a dog look like? (17:22)
  • Are we seeing a rise in pet cancers? (20:57)
  • Are there common shady practices she sees in the pet food industry? (23:30)
  • Is she getting any veterinary support or push back? (25:00)
  • Are they using fasting with dogs? (27:00)
  • What kinds of antidote and feedback are they getting from people? (29:31)
  • What does the cost look like? (31:05)
  • Are they looking at alternative treatments besides Keto? (32:30)
  • The ground breaking brain cancer research they are finding through pilot studies (35:45)
  • What dog food brands does she recommend/stay away from? (38:45)
  • Is there are target number of ketones they are looking for with the dogs they are treating? (40:30)
  • How do people at home check their dog’s ketone levels? (42:12)
  • What negative effects do they see with animals who have levels over the limit? (43:50)
  • Why every dog’s threshold is different and the importance of testing. (45:17)
  • Do dogs get the ‘Keto flu’ as well? (47:36)
  • What types of services does Keto Pet supply? (48:58)
  • Any tips for people with cats? (50:53)
  • Have they helped enough dogs to see patterns in certain breeds? (51:54)
  • Do they recommend people feed their animal’s organic food? (55:27)
  • Are they finding that their dogs do not want to eat as much on the Keto diet? (56:06)
  • Any changes in mood/energy/anxiety? (57:51)
  • The focus on education and furthering research. (59:53)
  • How are they funded? (1:00:30)
  • Do they recommend an exercise protocol to go along with the Keto diet? (1:01:17)
  • The need to start the conversation around the Keto diet and its overall benefits. (1:01:57)
  • Are there situations where the Keto diet is not a good option for your dog? (1:05:12)
  • Has she changed the way she eats based on the research she has found? (1:07:02)
  • Have they researched dog’s lipid profiles? (1:13:14)
  • How are they spreading the message of Keto Pet and education on how food affects us metabolically? (1:16:10)
  • Her take on the ‘vegan pet movement’? (1:21:18)

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Dec 20, 2018
926: Surprising Muscle Building Exercises, How to Quickly Transform Your Body When You Only Have a Week, the Truth About the Fat Burning Zone & MORE
01:22:25

Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Review Winners!

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 get as lean as possible in a week for an unexpected video/photo shoot, the surprising exercises that result in the greatest gains, the truth or myth of the fat burning zone and if athleticism is something you are born with or can be trained.

  • Is there caffeine in Organifi’s new products Pure? (5:19)
  • Off cannabis, libido up! Frequency vs. tolerance debate. (7:48)
  • How Hemp And The Farm Bill May Change Life As You Know It. The benefits of products like Ned. (16:00)
  • Netflix Impact On Movie Theaters Is Negligible: Study Commissioned By Theaters. (19:43)
  • A Man in China Hospitalized After Sniffing His Own Socks Every Day. (29:54)
  • Porn sites collect more user data than Netflix or Hulu. (31:14)
  • Feeding the Bullshit. People Call For Father Christmas To Be Renamed 'Person Christmas'. (36:30)
  • Peta: Why Cheese Is the Most Sexist Thing You Can Eat. (38:25)
  • Mind Pump New Year’s Plans. (39:26)
  • #Quah question #1 - How would you go about getting as lean as possible in a week for an unexpected video/photo shoot? (45:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – What exercise surprised you the most with the greatest gains? (51:46)
  • #Quah question #3 - Any truth to the fat burning zone or is it a myth? (1:01:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is athleticism something you are born with or can be trained? (1:10:51)

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Dec 19, 2018
BONUS: Introducing MAPS Starter
32:46

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the newest MAPS Fitness Product, MAPS Starter. MAPS Starter is designed for the beginner, the deconditioned and the advanced age person who is wanting to build strength, muscle, lose bodyfat and take control of their health and fitness.

You can find MAPS Starter at www.mapsstarter.com. Use the code STARTER20 for $20 off through Sunday, December 23rd, 2018.

Dec 18, 2018
925: The Best Mind Pump Interviews of 2018
01:51:48

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk about their favorite (& least favorite) interviews of 2018. Discover who surprised them, who disappointed them and who you can expect to see again in the future.

  • Review/Behind the Scenes of Mind Pump Guests 2018. (3:10)
  • Recap: Interview Sam Parr of The Hustle. (5:50)
  • The Interesting Life of Kourtney Olsen. (8:40)
  • The crazy life story of Luke Story. (10:29)
  • Their impression before and after of Bedros Keuilian: Teaching trainers how to monetize the RIGHT way. (12:12)
  • The authentic nature and delivery of Chris Kresser. (17:07)
  • The carnivore diet expert: Shawn Baker. (19:40)
  • Fantastic and welcoming human being: Lisa Bilyeu. (22:02)
  • The alarming nature of glyphosates with Zach Bush. (23:54)
  • Fixing your gut with Mikhaila Peterson. (25:00)
  • All things Shrooms with Tero Iskauppila. (28:35)
  • Talking all things sex with Emily Morse. (32:56)
  • Dr. Drew & "Psycho Mike" Catherwood of Swole Patrol. (34:25)
  • Being a man with Ryan Michler. (37:40)
  • A unicorn in the industry: Max Lugavere. (39:37)
  • All things gut health with Dr. Michael Rusico. (45:18)
  • Touching the third rail with Bishop Barron. (47:08)
  • The Dad Edge with Larry Hagner. (54:32)
  • The Steve Jobs of Fitness- Mark Mastrov. (57:15)
  • The realness and legacy of Joe DeSena. (1:05:54)
  • Bringing out the red carpet treatment with Flex Wheeler. (1:06:50)
  • The great shit talker: Shawn Ray. (1:09:15)
  • Stan Efferding: The World's Strongest Bodybuilder. (1:10:20)
  • The value of being a father with Dr. Warren Farrell. (1:12:42)
  • Functional Medicine Guru: Dr. Stephen Cabral. (1:17:30)
  • Struggling to communicate with Michael Wood. (1:19:19)
  • All things supplements with Rich Gaspari. (1:23:22)
  • The Transgender Athlete Advantage Debate with Chloie Jonsson & Bennett Kaspar. (1:25:20)
  • All things sports performance with NBA Superstar Coach Paul Fabritz. (1:32:19)
  • The outgoing personality and charisma of Hunter McIntyre. (1:35:30)
  • Unconventional programming with Cory Schlesinger. (1:37:57)
  • The dark side of bodybuilding with John Romano. (1:41:02)
  • The future of interviewing guests on Mind Pump. (1:44:30)
  • Reaching new levels with Ben Greenfield. (1:46:52)
  • Building the team and acquiring the tools: The transformative 2018 moving into reaching the masses in 2019. (1:48:00)

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Dec 17, 2018
924: The Muscle Building Advantage of a Deep Squat, Corrective Exercises for the Computer User, How to Transition Out of a Dieting Stage & MORE
01:28:38

Organifi Quah!

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 advantage of an ass to grass squat over a conventional squat, how to transition out of a dieting phase, how to minimize or prevent upper cross syndrome and if Mind Pump would ever create a personal training school.

  • What is an ‘Atomic Sit-Up’? (4:37)
  • The pranks the guys used to do when they were younger. (8:40)
  • Old media is on the way out. Social media outpaces print newspapers in the U.S. as a news source. (17:38)
  • California proposes a plan to tax text messages. (22:50)
  • The fascination over the new way teens communicate. (25:25)
  • The iGen Generation vs. Millennial's. (27:37)
  • Learn about your fitness knowledge with the Health IQ quiz + the decline of the modern male. (37:45)
  • Mind Pump Reviews: Organifi Pure. (45:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – If mobility allows, what are the advantages of an ass to grass squat over a conventional squat? (49:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – When transitioning out of a dieting phase would you decrease cardio first while keeping food intake lower? Or would you increase food intake first and keep more cardio in?  (56:01)
  • #Quah question #3 - For people who work in front of a computer all day, how to minimize or prevent upper cross syndrome? (1:07:58)
  • #Quah question #4 – Would Mind Pump ever create a personal training school? (1:15:05)

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Dec 15, 2018
923: How to Use Static Holds to Improve Performance & Gains, the Best Time to Start a Cut, the True Definition of Fitness & MORE
01:21:37

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the recommended number of sets for static holds, how to define fitness, when to stop bulking and start a cut and the “you vs. you” mindset compared to competing to win

  • Want great stocking stuffers for the kids…Skinny Dipped Almonds! (4:50)
  • Santa Sold Shrooms: The Origin Story of the World's Most Famous Person. (7:15)
  • The need to re-sensitize your body to anything to get the most out of it. (8:10)
  • How you are not your things + the practice of E-Fasting. (13:30)
  • Kraft Heinz agrees to buy paleo mayo and dressing company Primal Kitchen. Will there be a backlash? (27:00)
  • The Disney Machine. (31:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the recommended number of sets for static holds? (41:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you define fitness? (54:41)
  • #Quah question #3 - When do you know to stop bulking and start a cut? (1:06:04)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your take on the “you vs. you” mindset compared to competing to win? (1:11:05)

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Dec 14, 2018
922: John Romano
01:44:48

Sal, Adam & Justin speak with John Romano, a longtime fitness insider and performance-enhancement drug specialist. He has authored several bodybuilding and fitness books and has appeared on HBO, ESPN, ABC's 20/20 and the documentary Bigger Stronger Faster. John is a great storyteller and in this episode he talks about doing time in prison, dealing anabolic steroids, helping CrossFit athletes pass drug tests and other behind the curtain truth about the fitness industry most would rather he kept hidden.

  • How did he get started in the bodybuilding space? His chance meeting with The Original Guru, Dan Duchaine. (4:06)
  • He openly shares in his time in prison and what got him there. (12:19)
  • Who did he write for initially? (18:57)
  • Did he encounter push back from his articles? The dark side of the bodybuilding world. (21:15)
  • Hustling to Learn. 927:50)
  • The origin story of steroids. (29:40)
  • The evolution of anabolic steroid use in bodybuilding. (31:42)
  • Would he say the ’90s was the ‘death’ of female bodybuilding? (43:20)
  • The genesis of ‘Muscle Worship’ with female bodybuilders. (46:30)
  • What was his connection with Bill Phillips? (51:25)
  • What did Dan go to jail for? (57:00)
  • What is his take on the current state of social media? (58:28)
  • An education of the drug market in Mexico. (1:03:00)
  • Does he believe anabolic steroids should be legal in the US? (1:08:50)
  • What consequences has he suffered from poor lifestyle choices? (1:20:25)
  • Does he still write for publications? (1:22:25)
  • What does he think of the space now? (1:25:41)
  • What does he think of the sport of CrossFit? (1:32:37)
  • How would he cycle off a CrossFit athlete? (1:37:08)
  • What’s the deal with SARMS (Selective androgen receptor modulator)? (1:38:50)

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Dec 13, 2018
921: The Gym Schedule That Maximizes Results, When to Change Up a Staple Exercise, How to Incorporate Cardio into a Strength Training Plan & MORE
01:39:26

Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Review Winners!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about with unlimited amounts of time to spend in the gym how to train for maximum results, how often a specific exercise should change, good ways to incorporate cardio into a strength training plan that will not interfere with the strength adaptation and potential Mind pump plans to add a female voice to the podcast team.

  • “Old guy trying to be cool…” Adam explains the tag on his shoes + the evolution of his collecting habit. (5:11)
  • What percentage of bodybuilders are gay? The subculture and urban legends of the bodybuilding world. (20:00)
  • Sal, Justin, and families see The Nutcracker + creating family traditions. (23:08)
  • The progression of the YouTube page + butting heads with the young lion. (34:35)
  • Following Up: The guys take new Everly Well tests to check current Omega/B Vitamin levels + the importance of becoming aware of your body & testing. (40:02)
  • Organifi + Vitamin Angels: Eliminating Malnutrition in Children. (45:16)
  • Scientists Are Working on a Pill That Lets You Eat Anything and Avoid Weight Gain. (51:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you had unlimited amounts of time to spend in the gym how would you train for maximum results? (57:35)
  • #Quah question #2 - How often should a specific exercise change? (1:08:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are good ways to incorporate cardio into a strength training plan that will not interfere with the strength adaptation? (1:18:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you have any plans to add a female voice to the podcast team? (1:25:55)

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Dec 12, 2018
920: Brendon Ayanbadejo
01:27:52

In this episode Sal, Adam, and Justin catch up with Brendon Ayanbadejo, 2 time NFL Superbowl champion who has transitioned into a very successful business owner.

  • How you do anything is how you do everything. Where did Brendan get his work ethic from? (4:15)
  • The formula to life vs. formula to success. (7:32)
  • What would he say is his greatest weakness? (8:43)
  • The Dog vs. the Pug. Does he fear his kids will grow up without the drive? (9:45)
  • When and how did he get introduced to Orangetheory?  (14:46)
  • What was the learning curve on his first Orangetheory businesses? (19:11)
  • The importance of being the FACE of the business early on. (21:00)
  • What are some of the biggest differences between the locations that were producing more revenue? (21:59)
  • How much money does one need to start a franchise? Typical overhead costs? (23:46)
  • The benefits of being the Area Developer. (27:17)
  • What is his current strategy with acquiring new franchises? (30:36)
  • Is he still throttling down or does he still see ‘a big piece of pie on the table’? (31:37)
  • Does he have any fears they are growing TOO fast? (33:02)
  • How often does he see an owner fail? (35:50)
  • The Great Group Training Trend Debate. (36:30)
  • How much autonomy does an owner/trainer have to “modify” programming in the classes? (54:09)
  • How is OTF getting into HRV and acknowledging new technology? (55:19)
  • The importance of community and learning what is best for your body. (59:25)
  • What does their retention rate look like? (1:02:36)
  • Adam’s two cents to add value to Orangetheory: How they don’t want to be the Starbucks of Fitness. (1:06:30)
  • What would his wife say is his biggest flaw/weakness? Practices he puts in place to be a better man? (1:13:10)
  • How does the success with his business compare to his success with football? (1:17:21)
  • Has he thought about becoming the sounding board for the exit strategy for ex-NFL players? (1:20:18)
  • The lessons learned from one another. (1:23:30)

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Dec 10, 2018
919: StrongLifts 5X5 Review, How Quickly the Metabolism Adapts to Cardio, the Ideal Order to Go Through MAPS Programs & MORE
01:33:16

Organifi Quah!

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 value of StrongLifts 5x5, the order to go through MAPS programs for someone trying to lose fat and build muscle, how quickly someone’s metabolism will adapt to cardio and the value of shoulder/posture corrective braces.

  • New Product Alert!! Organifi Chocolate GOLD Juice! (4:28)
  • Merry “Flocking” Christmas from Mind Pump. (5:25)
  • 25 Cool Gadgets That Make Great Gifts This Holiday Season (Under $60). (6:53)
  • Use the Joovv Light as a Treatment for Hair Loss??!! (18:21)
  • PETA Jumping the Shark, Rudolph Controversy, Lyrics in Songs & MORE. The Fragmented/Soft World we Now Live In. (23:10)
  • The States Trying to Pass Laws Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters. (37:03)
  • Lifting Weights Has a Surprising Effect on Mental Health. Will Resistance Training be the Next Revolutionary Trend? (39:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on StrongLifts 5x5? (56:21)
  • #Quah question #2 - What order would you suggest going through MAPS programs for someone trying to lose fat and build muscle? (1:07:43)
  • #Quah question #3 - How quickly will someone’s metabolism will adapt to cardio? (1:17:29)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on the shoulder/posture corrective braces? (1:23:50)

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Dec 08, 2018
918: How to Eat to Gain Muscle NOT Fat, Body Types & Their Affect on Diet, Training & Gains, the Best Body Fat Range to Start a Contest Prep & MORE
01:57:15

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the most important boxes to check in the gaining phase, a good body fat range to start a show prep, the significance of the “3 body types,” endomorph, ectomorph and mesomorph and the lowest point in their fitness journey.

  • Sal is OFF caffeine! Will the enema be next?? (5:25)
  • Adam’s weird cannabis free dream, plus the guys talk association with certain things. (9:20)
  • Nothing will wake you up faster than a spider in the shower! (17:14)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update: Back From Vacation. (22:19)
  • How This 7-Year-Old Made $22 Million Playing With Toys, Justin’s Texting Hack + Will Our Kids Monitor Us? (31:12)
  • Will the Future of War be a Video Game? Microsoft wins $480M military contract to outfit soldiers with HoloLens AR tech. (35:20)
  • The Next Big Legalization of Drugs. Psychoactive Mushrooms May Get a Legalization Vote in Oregon in 2020. (38:55)
  • Will Fitness be Disrupted by Technology? (40:01)
  • The Huge Response from the Mind Pump Black Friday Deals + Sponsorship Updates. (54:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some of the most important boxes to check in the gaining phase? (55:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – What’s a good body fat range to start a show prep? (1:11:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you talk about the belief of the “3 body types,” endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph? (1:22:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – What has been the lowest point in your fitness journey? (1:31:08)

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Dec 07, 2018
917: Joe De Sena & Friends
01:46:41

In this episode Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena about the business of the Spartan Race, marriage, the challenges of raising children, having lunch with Pauli from the Rocky movies and a lot more. Joe also brings a couple of his colorful mentors on to share wisdom they have gained over the years.

  • Joe the Maniac: Always Doing the Unconventional Things. (5:22)
  • The Unintended Consequences of the Technology Revolution. (9:18)
  • How Long did it Take for him to Get Out of the Red with Spartan? How Much Did He Have to Invest Himself? He Shares Experiences of his Families Business Practices Early on and How You Must Work for What You Get. (10:50)
  • The Challenge of Raising your Kids to Understand the Value of a Dollar, ‘Feel the Pain’ & the Art of Rejection. (21:00)
  • How Happiness Comes from Taking Things Away. (33:40)
  • How We MUST be Reconnected with Ourselves, Others & the Earth. (35:25)
  • The Largest Endurance Competition Sport in the World: Spartan. (36:53)
  • What are the Biggest Challenges He Faces with the Business? (37:43)
  • When did He Piece Together Money didn’t Give Him Quality of Life? (40:45)
  • What has He Found that He will spend some Extra Money on? (43:35)
  • ‘Work Now, for Later’. (50:00)
  • The Order of Importance in his Life. (53:28)
  • Has He ever seen a Gold Bar? (54:45)
  • What is the Biggest Area of Contention between Him and his Wife? (56:05)
  • Larger than Life: Conversation with Jimmy Benz on CTE in Sports, Stories from his Life & MORE. (59:00)
  • People that Answer the Call at Every Time: Joe’s Personal Board of Directors. (1:28:15)
  • Adapting to Your Environment: Hook or be Crook. The Thin Line Between Being Moral and Breaking the Rules. (1:30:00)
  • Rounding Out the Conversation: Joe’s Marriage Advice. (1:40:50)
  • Joe’s Best Piece of Business Advice. (1:42:30)

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Dec 06, 2018
916: The Prison Inmates' Mass Building Secret, Mastering the Bench Press, How to Program to Maximize Upper & Lower Body Gains & MORE
01:34:17

Organifi Quah!

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 guys can put on so much mass in prison considering the quality of meals, why MAPS full body workouts have only one or two leg movements and the rest is upper body, cues and techniques required to perform a proper bench press and if they were professional wrestlers, what their names would be and the gimmicks would they use.

  • Is Your Competitive Spirit Built or Something You’re Born With? (4:37)
  • What Games are the Guys the Best at?? (15:05)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Organifi Pure. (18:14)
  • Sending Thoughts & Love to @ericafitlove: Erica Lugo. (20:36)
  • The Future of Mind Pump TV. (25:02)
  • Mind Pump a Walking Vuori Commercial. (27:29)
  • Sal’s Daughter: Entertainer, Fearless, Strong and Talented. (28:45)
  • Starbucks to Block Porn on Free Wi-Fi in US. (30:57)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Salt Fat Acid Heat. (35:25)
  • The Netflix of Sports: DAZN. (36:20)
  • The Rapid Disruption of Various Industries/Markets. The Guys Speculate What will be Next. (38:14)
  • The Long Gamble. Bitcoin Continues Steep Fall as Cryptocurrency Collapse Worsens. (46:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why is it that guys can put on so much mass in prison considering the quality of meals? (48:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – The MAPS programs seem more upper body dominant, how can I progress my lower body? (1:00:18)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you talk about the cues and techniques required to perform a proper bench press? (1:12:48)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you were a professional wrestler, what would your name be and signature move? (1:24:13)

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Dec 05, 2018
915: Training According to Your Goals, Lifestyle & Age (& MORE)
01:19:03

In this free form episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss a variety of subject and ultimately end on the topic of their current training regimens and how to train according to your goals, lifestyle & age. 

  • The Dominance of Disney and the Guys Take a Trip Down Memory Lane. (3:49)
  • The Season of Opportunity: Old Things that are Now Cool, Going to the Amusement Park, Going through Phases & MORE. (9:53)
  • NED: To Cure the Anxiety of Your Animals & Potentially MORE. (21:58)
  • The Evolution of Humans in the Context of Modern Life. (28:30)
  • Are the Repercussions of Our Decisions Expanding based on Our Bloated Sense of Ego? (33:48)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Searching. (35:48)
  • China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On. (37:04)
  • Hit with the Kids! The benefits of Smoothie Box. (50:42)
  • The Natural Hierarchy to want to Eat Heavier Food in the Winter. (53:30)
  • Training According to Your Goals, Lifestyle & Age: The Guys Share their Current Regimen, Misconceptions of Motivational Social Media Pages, Finding Balance & MORE. (56:47)

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Dec 03, 2018
914: How to Naturally Improve Sex Drive, When to Use a Smith Machine, Overcoming Burnout & MORE
01:46:56

Organifi Quah!

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 naturally improve libido in young men, benefits to using the smith machine, their opinion on debt and how to keep going when someone gets burnt out in their career.

  • The Realization and Accepting that you are Getting Older. (5:28)
  • Adam Making Poor Fashion Choices?? (10:40)
  • Relationships, Going to Bed at the Same Time & MORE. (15:20)
  • SIBO Treatment with Herbs Is as Effective as Antibiotics. (19:55)
  • Can Sex Toys be Hacked??!! (26:11)
  • Artificially Creating Activity? Garmin and Disney Partner Up. (29:55)
  • For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise: study. (33:37)
  • LeBron James, Other Celebrities Team Up to Start Wellness Brand ‘Ladder’. (37:35)
  • How Technology will Inevitably Change the Legally of Laws. NBA Signs First Data Partnerships for In-Game Gambling, War on Drugs & MORE. (44:05)
  • Health IQ Making Big Waves!! (56:12)
  • Do Allergies Protect Us? (58:30)
  • #Quah question #1 - How to naturally improve libido in young men? (1:03:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are their benefits to using the smith machine? (1:14:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is your opinion on debt? Did you take out any loans for the business? (1:22:25)
  • #Quah question #4 - How to keep going when someone gets burnt out in their career? (1:34:21)

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Dec 01, 2018
913: Yoga vs Mobility Training, How Fragrances Affect Your Hormones, the Difference Between MAPS Prime & Prime Pro & MORE
01:55:39

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mindpumpmedia.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between mobility training & yoga, the difference between MAPS Prime and Prime Pro, if people should be concerned about perfumes and other scented things and their worst habits.

  • Beware of Predatory Scammers Out There. (3:58)
  • Mind Pump Thanksgiving Recap: Family Time, Guido Workout, NED talk, Flex Spending & Health Savings Accounts with Felix Gray & MORE. (12:43)
  • How Long Do the Guys Want to Live for? Reevaluating the Retirement Process. (27:08)
  • Another Step in the Human Evolution Journey. CRISPR bombshell: Chinese researcher claims to have created gene-edited twins. (30:20)
  • Snatch-Chat. Snapchat Sex Workers Being Reported to IRS For Taxes? (33:20)
  • Why You Shouldn’t Pay Someone to Build Your Social Media Following. (37:33)
  • Continuing to Disrupt the Market…Watch out, retailers. This is just how big Amazon is becoming. (39:25)
  • Flock You and Merry Christmas. (45:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the difference between mobility training & yoga? (49:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the difference between MAPS Prime & Prime Pro? (1:03:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should we be concerned about perfumes and other scented things? (1:12:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your worst habits? (1:22:30)

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Nov 30, 2018
912: How to Change Your Mental State with Music
52:05

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin catch up with Dan Clark, CEO of Brain.fm who gives an update the company's rapid growth and the attention their revolutionary mental state changing music is receiving from big players.

Get 20% off of Brain.fm by going to www.brain.fm/mindpump

  • The Mind Pump Bump: The Explosion of Brain.fm (3:51)
  • How do they test or measure brain function while playing their music? The differences between monaural and binaural beats. (5:50)
  • What are the most optimal headphones for this experience? (9:42)
  • Where does he see the 300% growth coming from? (10:26)
  • How is their member retention rate? (11:19)
  • Have they faced any resistance or backlash from the Government? (13:56)
  • What is on the horizon and what are they doing to evolve the business? (16:51)
  • How do they use Functional magnetic resonance imaging or functional MRI (fMRI) to add to their music? (21:36)
  • The importance of depth of sound and high fidelity speakers. (22:55)
  • Have they experimented with altering states of mind? (26:19)
  • The increased blood flow to the brain and does “Focus” produce better sex? (27:41)
  • How to brands like Halo compare to theirs? (30:06)
  • Sonic Branding and Brain.fm (33:06)
  • Updates: Funding, Partnerships, and Brain.fm (33:59)
  • Have they had any interest from the medical community for their product? (36:48)
  • Being a science-based company FIRST and how they do things the RIGHT way. (40:00)
  • How do you protect yourself from others not copying their brand? (41:54)
  • Does he see in potential involvement with the entertainment industry? (43:31)
  • What have been the biggest hurdles they have had to overcome as a company? (44:34)
  • Since he has come on board, what has been the most exciting thing he has seen? (46:36)
  • Why is he so driven to help people? (48:11)

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Nov 29, 2018
911: YouTube Fitness Community Review, How to Use a Pool to Overcome Extreme Physical Limitations, Accountability Strategies for Fitness Success & MORE
01:33:16

Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Review Winners!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about perform movements in a pool for those with extreme limitations, the biggest change they have made in training clients that made the biggest difference, best strategies for accountability for someone who isn’t naturally self-disciplined and their opinion of the YouTube Fitness community.

  • New Product Alert: Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Peppermint Almonds (4:34)
  • If Mind Pump Were an Instrument, What Would They Be? (7:00)
  • Justin Gets Punked by his Dog: Who’s the Alpha Now?! (11:56)
  • Culture Shock at its Finest…That One Time Adam Almost got Killed. (14:38)
  • The Silly Games the Guys Used to Play, Dumb Trends that Go Viral & MORE. (22:00)
  • Dirty Hustling. Drug company raised the price of life-saving opioid overdose antidote more than 600 percent. (30:55)
  • Lab-Grown Mini-Brains Spontaneously produced ‘Human-Like’ Brain Waves for the First Time. (32:57)
  • Can An Organ Transplant Change A Recipient's Personality? Cell Memory Theory Affirms 'Yes'. (36:59)
  • Baby boys and girls receive different nutrients in breast milk: Study Shows. (38:44)
  • Mexico Looks To Be Next To Legalize Marijuana. (45:50)
  • Ex-Judge Accused of Killing Wife 4 Years after Brutally Assaulting Her. How Does Someone of that Character/Success Fall so Far Off? (46:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the furthest you have regressed a client from particular movements such as a squat or overhead press? Would you start them in a pool for those with extreme limitations? (52:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the biggest change you have made in training clients that made the biggest difference? (1:05:51)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your best strategies for accountability for someone who isn’t naturally self-disciplined? (1:15:06)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your overall opinion of the YouTube Fitness community? (1:22:04)

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Nov 28, 2018
BONUS: The Equipment-Free Solution to Building Muscle & Getting In Shape at Home and on the Road
24:51

There are a lot of at-home, body weight workouts available but the vast majority of them are good at one thing... making you sweat. What is missing is thoughtful programming designed to keep you making progress as time goes on. 

You CAN build muscle and shape your body without equipment and in this bonus episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the creation of MAPS Anywhere, the equipment-free program that was designed to provide the most beneficial exercises and produce real strength and muscle gains.

Phased like MAPS gym-based programs, MAPS Anywhere is phased to keep you progressing and avoiding plateaus.

Perfect for anyone who wants to workout at home and on the road with minimal or no equipment. It can even be customized for the advanced user.

Get MAPS Anywhere at: www.mapswhite.com.  Use the code WHITE50 all November 2018 for 50% off.

 

Nov 27, 2018
910: Paul Chek
02:28:25

Ep: 910 Paul Chek 

  • Does he feel he has to censor himself more today than 15 years ago? (5:13)
  • Why are women so sensitive to caffeine? (11:00)
  • The importance of breastfeeding. (13:06)
  • The difference between a woman with PMS and an alligator. How context matters. (15:22)
  • The methods he used to wean off caffeine. (17:58)
  • The science and phenomenon behind putting oils and fats in coffee. (22:00)
  • How adaptogens spare cortisol. (28:26)
  • The detrimental consequences of EMFs, low-level stress throughout the day & MORE. (35:13)
  • What are the first things he looks at when someone comes to him? (49:33)
  • How does he start the healing process with someone who is in a wheelchair or paralyzed? (53:26)
  • The fascinating story of Danny Way and how Paul rehabbed him. (1:01:33)
  • How has the reception been since getting into the podcast world? (1:05:28)
  • Has he identified what attracts more students to his courses? (1:10:06)
  • The quest to understand the meaning of life. (1:11:03)
  • What is his take on the Bible? (1:21:01)
  • Scientific materialism/atheism and the danger of people who believe in the opposite direction. (1:30:35)
  • The idea of morals vs. ethics. Level of resources, doing good for humanity, level of hierarchy & MORE. (1:40:30)
  • Special Thrive Market Cyber Monday Commercial. (1:51:00-1:52:00)
  • How God is the greatest actor and we are just playing in his game. (2:05:43)
  • How you are what you eat. (2:13:55)
  • What made him decide to start podcasting? (2:15:28)
  • The root meaning of the word “weird.” (2:24:10)

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Nov 26, 2018
909: Eating Smart During the Holidays, How NOT to do Plyometrics, Tips for Getting Parasympathetic Post Workout & MORE
01:27:53

Organifi Quah!

In this BLACK FRIDAY episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about EPOC or OTF After-burn theory, eating during the holidays, the benefit of jump squats between sets and ways to get into a parasympathetic state post training.

  • Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals Galore from Mind Pump & Friends!! (5:21)
  • Justin’s Tummy Issues Back at It. (11:04)
  • One of the Craziest Weeks in Sports History! Are We in a New Transition in Marketing Events? (15:04)
  • Real or Fake News? Fast extraction of cannabinoids in marijuana samples by using hard-cap espresso machines. (26:11)
  • Pure Sal Speculation: How can you Protect Yourself from the Poor Air Quality? (32:15)
  • Adam Ruffling Feathers, Doubling Down and Challenging the Consumer. (33:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is EPOC or OTF After-burn theory a real thing? (55:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you guys handle eating during the holidays? (1:02:51)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is there a benefit of doing jump squats between sets? (1:13:17)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some ways to get into parasympathetic state post training? (1:20:42)

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Nov 24, 2018
908: Best Lifting Schedule to Pack on Muscle, Calculating Maintenance Calories, Hex Bar vs. Straight Bar Deadlifts & MORE
01:22:08

Black Friday Specials!!!!

  • Stories of the guys' first experiences trying the “Devil’s Lettuce”, aka weed. (4:50)
  • Black Friday Blowout Deal from PRx Performance, just in time for the person who doesn’t have a lot of it. (21:05)
  • The History of Black Friday and Where Did the Term Come From? (23:14)
  • Massive MAPS Black Friday Deals are LIVE!! (25:37)
  • Vintage Mind Pump…Justin shares a nickname for one of his “friends”. (28:05)
  • New Study Adds to Growing Evidence That Obesity Causes Depression. (30:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – For packing on muscle which is better, 5 days of isolation work or 3 days of full body lifting? (40:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – If or when would you use a hex bar over a straight bar for deadlifts? Also, would you deadlift and back squat in the same workout? (49:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – Would love to hear your opinions on weight belts, wrist wraps, etc. for the average lifter? (57:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – When figuring out maintenance calories do you average each week of tracking? (1:07:49)

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Nov 23, 2018
907: Cory Schlesinger
01:47:51

Episode 907: Cory Schlesinger 

  • Cory shares the painful experience of tearing his Achilles. (4:24)
  • What lead him to become the Sports Performance Coach of Stanford Basketball? (6:06)
  • How to be a GREAT strength coach, you have to COMPETE in something. (10:51)
  • What does he mean when he says kids are coming in as “broken toys”? (13:28)
  • Finding his value and being an identifier when it comes to his athletes. (18:13)
  • What are some of the most common imbalances he sees with his athletes? (21:09)
  • How does he revert the major lifts and balance risk/reward with his athletes? Replace the compound lifts with his athletes? (23:30)
  • Using wearable tools to monitor and track an athletes practice load. How does he use the data as a coach? (30:51)
  • The importance of strength training during the season. (43:00)
  • Safety nets for safety nets. How does he monitor the output by his athletes based on the data he receives? (46:25)
  • Understanding the dynamics of his athletes in the outside world. (49:24)
  • Does he have a favorite kind of athlete? Least favorite? (51:45)
  • Does he watch a lot of basketball or is he in it too much? (56:58)
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes he sees strength coaches make on all levels? (1:00:54)
  • His take on early specialization in one sport. (1:02:40)
  • What are some of his favorite education tools/certifications for coaches to research? (1:08:13)
  • The major backlash ahead dealing with activity levels and social media with our youth. (1:13:45)
  • What does the future evolution of professional sports look like? (1:20:43)
  • How does he feel about the early start to the current season? (1:31:07)
  • His take on the Freshman 4 over at Duke? (1:31:57)
  • Does he have any favorite NBA teams/players that he follows? (1:33:25)
  • Is he a talent acquisition or leadership guy? (1:36:44)
  • His take on college athletes getting paid? (1:39:10)

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Nov 22, 2018
906: How to Learn the Squat, Tips for Getting Back on Track with Diet & Fitness, When to Use Bodyweight Instead of Weights & MORE
01:28:56

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In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about getting started recommendations for a total newbie with no conditioning or strength, teaching someone who’s new to weightlifting how to squat, the best way to get back into lifting/eating seriously after falling off for several weeks or months and the best route for someone with a skinny-fat body composition should take when starting their fitness journey.

  • The slow death of the brick and mortar format, the rise of ecommerce and companies like Walmart and Amazon continuing to evolve. (5:27)
  • The guys talk going cable free and the pros and cons. (13:24)
  • The tragedy of the Northern California fires and the poor air quality from its wake. (19:16)
  • Mind Pump Recommends: Bohemian Rhapsody. (22:52)
  • Recap: Mind Pump Thanksgiving and the guys being Vuori’ed out. (24:07)
  • Lifting weights are better for your heart than cardio: study. (27:45)
  • Relaxing and stimulating: The Organifi “Christmas Blend” and the guys talk preparing for the holidays. (37:28)
  • What the heck is #MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way)??!! (39:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – What would you recommend for a total newbie getting started with no conditioning or strength? (49:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you go about teaching someone who’s new to weightlifting how to squat? (1:00:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the best way to get back into lifting/eating seriously after falling off for several weeks or months? (1:10:11)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the best route for someone with a skinny-fat body composition should take when starting their fitness journey? (1:17:43)

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Nov 21, 2018
905: Hunter McIntyre
01:37:37

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk with the colorful super-athlete, Hunter McIntyre about his wild life of addiction, modeling, winning grueling competitions and more.

  • Coming out of the gates HOT!! Being the life of the party, his trip to rehab and the drugs he used to partake in. (2:26)
  • How did exercise become his drug of choice? (5:35)
  • Something to pass the time…How he got into wrestling and where does his strength come from? (7:25)
  • Is drug use common in the logging industry? (9:00)
  • How he got into obstacle course racing and what was his major breakout? (10:34)
  • If you want to beat people you don’t necessarily have to outwork them, you have to outsmart them. (13:42)
  • How he became enamored by the sport of CrossFit. (16:50)
  • How has the change of focus to Olympic lifting been going? (20:17)
  • Has he measured himself around other top CrossFit athletes? (21:55)
  • How passion is the most important thing in the universe. The art of trash talk and psychological warfare. (22:57)
  • What are the strengths he will bring to the CrossFit Games? (27:54)
  • How does he construct his programming? (29:49)
  • Has he suffered any injuries throughout his career? (32:22)
  • What are practices he has to maintain his health/wellness? (35:08)
  • Why does he feel he lacks empathy for others? He opens up about his relationship with his family and his childhood growing up. (36:45)
  • How it is intelligent to understand what is coming tomorrow, but it is more important to have the focus and the drive to own today. What aspirations does he have besides the CrossFit Games? (39:44)
  • Living in a fishbowl in his brain. The crazy amount of drugs he was on as a kid, the misuse of them & what age did he start/stop. (43:27)
  • If he had to get a job now, would he work for himself or someone else? (50:25)
  • How he didn’t need anything but food and weights. How he got to the level where he is today. (51:56)
  • Does he ever feel like he is living in a video game? The crazy paths life has taken him and his stint as a model. (56:58)
  • Does he take a scientific approach to his nutrition? (1:04:41)
  • If you play the game, you can make a killing. The money he has made doing various reality shows. (1:10:05)
  • How Joe De Sena is Carmen Sandiego and defines #busy. (1:14:12)
  • Does he have any sleep/meditation practices? (1:16:09)
  • What is he reading right now? (1:18:27)
  • Has he rubbed anyone the wrong way or have any nemesis? (1:20:06)
  • How he aims to stay relevant and have fun with it. (1:23:42)
  • What is his proudest moment? Least proud of?(1:24:40)
  • How he was court-ordered to rehab. (1:30:52)
  • Did he ever have a moment for he felt compelled to write out his feelings to his parents?  Do they keep in touch and support him now? (1:32:49)
  • Does he have a time frame in mind for his goal of getting to the CrossFit Games? (1:35:20)

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Nov 19, 2018
904: Olympic Weightlifting vs Bodybuilding Training for Aesthetics, How to Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy & Speedy Recovery, Injury Prevention for the Hypermobile & MORE
01:26:18

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 squat and deadlift weight can be so different, advice for women before they get pregnant to make sure their pregnancy is healthy and their body can bounce back quickly, recommendations for a hypermobile person to prevent injury and their thoughts on Olympic weightlifting for composition.

  • Find out why Adam is so stressed out. (4:37)
  • Staying up on the streetwear trends. (7:14)
  • Happy Birthday Adam! The guys talk getting older and fashion choices they cannot get away with anymore. (9:20)
  • The latest news and updates from Health IQ. (15:12)
  • The night-night formula using Organifi and Ned. (18:45)
  • Nicotine as a nootropic. (20:12)
  • The moment your kid figures out Santa Claus isn’t real and the most gangster parental hack for the holidays.  (22:23)
  • Keeping the homeless people safe or protecting their jobs? Food for homeless in KC parks destroyed by health department. (26:26)
  • Why Teen Suicide Is Lower in States That Have More School Choice. The guys discuss bullying at their age vs. today. (31:38)
  • How everything requires an access to control. The excess exposure of novelty of explicit information and our children today. (36:20)
  • The Mind Pump Thanksgiving is here! Find out the guys favorite and least favorite dishes. (44:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should my squat and deadlift be around the same weight? (50:03)
  • #Quah question #2 - Advice for women before they get pregnant to make sure their pregnancy is healthy and their body can bounce back quickly? (1:01:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you have any recommendations for a hypermobile person to prevent injury? (1:10:03)
  • #Quah question #4 - Thoughts on Olympic weightlifting for composition?  (1:16:46)

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Nov 17, 2018
903: The Best Time to Take Creatine, Ab Building Mistakes, Natural Ways to Increase Energy & MORE
01:33:52

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mapsfitnessproducts.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about partial reps and when to use them, changing your workout based on how you feel, hip flexor fatigue while doing ab exercises and natural ways to increase energy.

  • Like a treasure hunt…The new Thrive Market Kits: Cold Brew, After School Snacks & MORE. (5:23)
  • Abandoning ship?? Greg Glassman Regrets Teaching Kipping Pull-Ups in CrossFit Workouts. The beginning of the end? The guys speculate on the future of the sport. (10:23)
  • How the competitive market/price wars can ruin a business. (18:50)
  • Will OrangeTheory be the detriment of CrossFit? (21:35)
  • The flaws of these fitness trends and group classes. How exercise needs to be individualized. (24:00)
  • The need to shift the culture to empower themselves and do the WORK! (34:40)
  • The devaluing of physical education in the school systems. (39:35)
  • Sal cooking himself like a rotisserie chicken in front of the Joovv light. (41:35)
  • New science and the benefits of taking creatine at a particular time. (43:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you discuss partial reps and when to use them? (49:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should you change your workout based on how you feel that day? (1:01:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – Why do I feel hip flexor fatigue while doing ab exercises? (1:10:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are natural ways to increase energy to perform better? (1:20:43)

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Nov 16, 2018
902: Josh Thomson
01:26:13

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin catch up with friend and MMA fighter Josh Thomson. Josh is busy these days doing fight commentary, running a gym and starring in movies. He also has a podcast, Sammy & the Punk that will be airing an interview with Mind Pump soon.

  • What makes a successful MMA studio? (3:05)
  • How does he deal with the psyche of teaching kids? (7:30)
  • How to do what makes sense. How he got the nickname “The Punk.” (10:30)
  • Did he always have a knack working with kids? (13:02)
  • How MMA has evolved and how to tell what kids will be successful. (14:50)
  • What is the goal with his new podcast and media studio? (19:07)
  • How does a trade in MMA work? The guys discuss the recent trade between Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren.  (22:04)
  • Are we getting the best fighters or entertainers? (25:00)
  • Why does the UFC have precedent over the other promotions? (26:44)
  • What types of fights does he want to see? (28:34)
  • Is there any shit taking that goes on behind the scenes between Bellator and the UFC? (34:25)
  • Can he tell if someone is a badass? (36:50)
  • How often does someone surprise him in the fight game? (39:45)
  • What does he do to recover from a fight? Does he feel the pain from a clean shot? (42:40)
  • How there is a skill to getting hit. (45:11)
  • What are the most physical attributes needed for fighting? (50:50)
  • Will we start to see leg locks transfer over to MMA? (56:40)
  • How does he manage his time? (1:00:07)
  • Are there any other podcasts/announcers that he is paying attention to? (1:01:22)
  • Does he plan on having guests on that have nothing to do with fighting? (1:04:00)
  • Has he gotten any heat for his opinions? The importance of listening to both sides. (1:06:50)
  • The attitude of taking care of yourself through the discipline of hard training. (1:15:12)
  • The importance of education. (1:17:56)

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Nov 15, 2018
901: How Flexing & Posing Can Help Build Muscle, When to Limit Cardio to Avoid Muscle Loss, the Amazing Endocannabinoid System & MORE
01:24:56

Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Review Winners!

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 bodybuilding style posing can increase muscle connection, hypertrophy and muscle fiber recruitment for strength, a good amount of cardio to do during the week for good health and not affect the muscle building signal, when a low bar squat is a bad idea and the endocannabinoid system.

  • Mind Pump Recommends: Three Identical Strangers. (6:09)
  • Media’s important role in society, the origin names of reality shows & MORE. (11:25)
  • The mystery of the sea nomads’. (16:49)
  • The last of the eagle huntsmen: Mongolian tribes are the only people in the world using the amazing birds to catch prey. (22:07)
  • The Ultimate Feast from Butcher Box has arrived for the Mind Pump Thanksgiving. (25:05)
  • The various unconventional ways the guys have cleaned their teeth. (27:50)
  • Is going to the dentist a scam? How to Reverse Cavities Naturally & Heal Tooth Decay. (29:25)
  • How Sal and Justin have given their kids Organifi products to optimize their performance. (35:46)
  • In-store vs. online shopping. Which do you prefer? (40:56)
  • #Quah question #1 – Would bodybuilding style posing increase muscle connection, hypertrophy and muscle fiber recruitment for strength? (46:06)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is a good amount of cardio to do during the week for good health and not affect the muscle building signal? (53:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – If a person had a bad low posterior tilt, is a low bar squat a bad idea? (59:48)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the endocannabinoid system? (1:07:48)

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Nov 14, 2018
900: NBA Superstar Sports Performance Coach Paul Fabritz
01:42:28

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Paul Fabritz, founder of PJF Performance and performance coach of NBA superstars like James Harden. Paul has a fascinating story. A struggling college student, he was able to take his passion for basketball and through hard work and delivering exceptional results, he was able to create a wildly successful business training NBA elite, traveling the world, flying on private jets and even training Khloe Kardashian.

  • His journey into sports performance and what led him to specialize in basketball? (2:50)
  • Who was the first NBA player that reached out to him? (7:00)
  • How to progress programming at the right rate. The difference in approach from the Soviet Union to US when it comes to exercise science. (7:30)
  • Did he use advanced equipment in his transformation? With his athletes? (9:50)
  • What techniques did he use to address performance/mechanics with his athletes? (11:35)
  • Getting you to reach your genetic potential. (14:20)
  • Determining an athlete’s level of conscious and risk vs. reward. (15:50)
  • What is the worst advice/myths he has heard? (19:20)
  • The difference between plyometrics being done the RIGHT WAY vs. the wrong way. (22:50)
  • Creating mental toughness and meeting his athletes in the middle. (25:59)
  • How did he grow so fast and become highly successful? (27:40)
  • Would he work for an NBA team? (29:38)
  • Does he have a favorite athlete he works with? (32:40)
  • All in and getting the results. How he decides who he works with. (34:29)
  • The youth is year-round. How does he reach the student athlete market? (35:49)
  • What is the value in academia vs. learning on your own? (37:18)
  • What modalities has he implemented into his own practice? (39:11)
  • Fat don’t fly. How nutrition plays a HUGE role in sports performance. (43:15)
  • Teaching people to live a better and healthy life. (44:25)
  • How does he filter through all the products/technology being thrown his way? What excites him? (46:47)
  • Picking your battles, letting his athletes be intuitive and knowing your own body. (49:45)
  • What is the biggest challenge working with professional athletes? How he sets the table and lays down the foundation when he first meets with an athlete. (51:27)
  • The pivotal moments where his business took off. (54:45)
  • How to leverage yourself and blow up your brand. His new webinar series to teach potential trainers. (59:07)
  • What was that like when he got the call from Dick’s Sporting Goods and Adidas? The details of his sponsorships. (1:00:25)
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes he made while scaling his business? (1:03:34)
  • What is his opinion of the current state of the NBA? Best rookies coming up? Best passers? Most underrated team right now? (1:05:07)
  • What are some things that he did on his Instagram that caused posts to go the most viral? (1:10:09)
  • How to be a squid to become more self-aware. (1:12:22)
  • What are the biggest mistakes he sees athletes make? (1:14:13)
  • Steps to be a better trainer. (1:17:15)
  • What are some epic moments in his career? (1:22:22)
  • What does he appreciate/admire the most about watching NBA players? (1:26:57)
  • The top 3 things the average person can do to improve their vertical TODAY. (1:29:13)
  • How can the average lifter gain speed? Explosive training and max intent. (1:33:07)
  • What advice would he give kids/teenagers to gain speed? (1:36:15)
  • What are his dreams and goals moving forward? (1:37:39)
  • Where does his work ethic come from? (1:39:30)

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Nov 12, 2018
899: Why CrossFit Athletes Have Muscular Bodies, When to Superset for Maximum Gains, the Healthiest Vegetables to Eat & MORE
01:26:50

Organifi Quah!

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 most important vegetables to eat, why non-professional CrossFit athletes have very muscular bodies, when to superset and what to do when someone has lost their motivation to work out.

  • Mind Pump Karaoke Night and the fear of putting yourself out there. (5:02)
  • The Shock and Awe approach re-visited. The guys reflect on their first 100 episodes. (7:45)
  • How Adam treats his Camaro as an investment rather than hobby.  (9:52)
  • The guys reflect on the business, their passion and how the time has flown by. (14:52)
  • Sal making friends with the homeless guy in the parking lot & how to tackle the homelessness problem. (18:25)
  • Take some Ned and go straight to bed. (25:33)
  • Girl Scouts Of The USA Files Suit Against Boy Scouts Of America. (29:29)
  • The evolution of sports, a player’s value and how the market reflects the times. (31:11)
  • How the future of sports will be digital. (38:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best and most important vegetables to eat? (42:53)
  • #Quah question #2 – If circuit training sends the wrong signal, then why do non-professional CrossFit athletes have very muscular bodies? (56:28)
  • #Quah question #3 – When to do a superset and what are the best ones? (1:06:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – What to do when someone has lost their motivation to work out? (1:16:20)

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Nov 10, 2018
898: How Dietary Cholesterol can Help Build Muscle & Strength, Knee Pain Fixes, When Muscle go to "Sleep" & MORE
01:29:16

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mindpumpmedia.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the cause of knee pain when squatting and how to fix it, how to make it easier for people to engage in healthier behaviors, if it is impossible for muscles to “sleep” and clothing that the opposite sex wears that’s an instant turn on.

  • Fitness trends/gyms that have come out the gates strong and since then fallen off. (6:11)
  • The MASSIVE impact cholesterol has on muscle growth and strength & performance. (13:23)
  • How Adam used the Everly Well Vitamin D test to become more aware of his levels, their thoughts on their new tests & the importance of testing. (21:02)
  • Four Sigmatic killing the game. Their revamped adaptogen coffee. (26:18)
  • Election Night Recap: What the results mean for the future. (28:42)
  • 10 surprising reasons why single people are happier and healthier. (36:30)
  • When fathers exercise, their future offspring may benefit, mouse study suggests. (41:50)
  • The day the guys realized they were stronger than their dad & when will their own kids surpass them. (43:26)
  • #Quah question #1 – What can be the cause of knee pain when squatting and how to fix it? (51:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – If you could change one thing in the environment, how can we make it easier for people to engage in healthier behaviors? (1:01:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you mean when you say it is impossible for muscles to “sleep”? (1:10:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is an article of clothing that the opposite sex wears that’s an instant turn on? (1:18:08)

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Nov 09, 2018
897: The Best Way to Work Out at Home and on the Road
50:07

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the best way to work out and have sustainable progress while at home and on the road.

  • The distinct sound to decades in music. (2:35)
  • How most Hollywood stars come from Broadway. (5:00)
  • What is the most “chick-flickish” movie the guys have watched? (6:35)
  • Mind Pump Recommends: Making a Murder Part 2 and Sal/Justin continue selling Adam on their love for The Haunting of Hill House. (7:30)
  • How broken is our prison system? (17:10)
  • The Best Way to Work Out at Home and on the Road. (22:26)
    • The problem with at-home workouts out there. (24:20)
    • Resistant Training focused programming. (28:40)
    • Progressing intensity properly. (30:45)
    • Building stability behind the joints the right way. (33:45)
    • The importance of adding muscular tension. (35:58)
    • Why you should take time away from the gym. (44:02)

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Nov 08, 2018
896: The Best Time of Day to Train, Amazing Fitness Tools for Under $100, Evolutions in the Mind Pump Philosophy & MORE
01:21:56

Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Review Winners!

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 optimal time to work out, things they once promoted on Mind Pump that they no longer believe, the best $100 they have ever spent on something health or fitness related and who is their hall pass.

  • Sal throwing the rule book out the window and making his first Organifi “Christmas Blend” drink of the holiday season. (4:40)
  • Justin lets loose and does karaoke + treehouse update. (9:05)
  • Mind Pump Halloween Recap. (14:32)
  • The big differences between Halloween as a kid compared to today. (18:50)
  • New flavor alert! Holiday TBD Skinny Dipped flavor and the guys talk their addiction to the brand. (20:25)
  • Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination: New study shows. (23:13)
  • UFC 230 Recap: History being made once again. (29:05)
  • Midterm Elections: Mind Pump recommends…Should voting be a right or privilege? (34:04)
  • #Quah question #1 – What kind of effect does the time of day you work out have on the body? (40:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the last thing you once promoted on Mind Pump that you no longer believe in? (48:28)
  • #Quah question #3 – What was the best $100 you have ever spent on something health or fitness related? (59:10)
  • #Quah question #4 – Who is your hall pass and why? (1:10:35)

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Nov 07, 2018
895: Do Transgender Athletes have an Unfair Advantage?
01:55:30

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin talk with transgender athletes Chloie Jonsson & Bennett Kaspar regarding whether transgender athletes have an unfair advantage in sports. 

  • Chloie shares her story/the process of transitioning at the age of 15. (7:58)
  • Is there a competitive advantage for an athlete that transitions? (11:15)
  • Bennett openly shares misconceptions on being a trans person. (16:43)
  • How male privilege is a real thing. (18:55)
  • Have they noticed changes in their body/mind since transitioning? (23:34)
  • What is considered legal when it comes to hormone levels? (26:25)
  • The debate continues over if there is a competitive advantage for an athlete that transitions and the democratization of sports. (28:10)
    • Does Title 9 have any implications in this debate? (40:00)
  • Chloie emotionally shares her experience coming out to her teammates and the response from the CrossFit community. (46:00)
  • Does she embrace being the voice for transgender athletes? (49:00)
  • She talks about the lawsuit against CrossFit and the response from Greg Glassman. (50:00)
  • Preaching acceptance no matter what you believe. (55:00)
  • Does Bennett still have a relationship with his father since coming out as trans? (56:44)
  • How Bennett’s mom rolls with the punches and he openly discusses his current relationship. (59:00)
  • Difference between pans sexual and bi sexual? (1:00:30)
  • Sports for Nerds: How the tides have changed when it comes to how politicians view gay marriage. (1:02:15)
  • Do they feel like we are moving backwards? The white male privilege debate and respecting people as individuals. (1:06:00)
  • Violence against the Transgender Community. (1:16:45)
  • Are there debates among the LGBTQ Community? (1:18:34)
  • Social intelligence and being Team Human. (1:22:08)
  • Bennett shares how his thoughts changed since transitioning. (1:26:30)
  • Has going through this made him more empathetic towards men? (1:28:35)
  • When does the conversation come up about transitioning when dating? (1:33:15)
  • Did they have any apprehensions coming on the podcast? (1:37:35)
  • What other misconceptions do people have about the transgender community? (1:41:01)
  • How the medical field has treated the trans community like test patients. (1:46:20)
  • How much, out of pocket, have they paid for their hormone replacement drugs/surgery? (1:50:00)

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Nov 05, 2018
894: The Perfect Amount of Cardio for Muscle Growth, Getting Your Body to Build and Not Just Recover, Relieving Tight Hips & MORE
01:25:22

Organifi Quah!

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 someone can get out of the breakdown/recovery trap, what powerlifters can do to relieve tight hips, if it is possible to out-eat cardio and can gain muscle and if obesity is a disease and not a lifestyle choice.

  • What were the worst nicknames the guys have been called? (4:25)
  • Adam’s worst bullying experience. How people’s actions reflect the opposite, mutual combat law & getting in fights. (6:00)
  • Making smoothies healthy again, Butcher Box owned company: Smoothie Box. (20:07)
  • How the consumer has become much more educated when it comes to supplements. Mind Pump speculates on the future of the industry, transparency in companies like Organifi, tips to be an excellent trainer & MORE. (25:25)
  • #Quah question #1 - How can you get out of the breakdown/recovery trap? (42:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – Tips for powerlifters to relieve tight hips? (53:57)
  • #Quah question #3 - It is possible to out-eat cardio and can gain muscle? (1:00:56)
  • #Quah question #4 - Thoughts on if obesity is a disease and not a lifestyle choice? (1:11:35)

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Nov 03, 2018
893: How to Increase Bench Press, Forgotten Bodybuilding Exercises that Work, Bodybuilding Style Weightlifting vs Calisthenics & MORE
01:25:17

APS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mindpumpmedia.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips to increase bench press strength, old school bodybuilding exercises that need to be brought back, calisthenics vs. bodybuilding style weight lifting and the deceptive marketing that some gyms use.

  • Justin’s talents are finally paying off!! (5:40)
  • You Can’t Use A Drone To Film Yourself Skiing But These Ex-Googlers Will Do It For You. (7:41)
  • Find out the scam Adam and his friends used to do with handheld cameras as kids. (9:30)
  • When there is blood on the street, there is money to be made. (13:08)
  • Adam and Catrina are car shopping. (15:15)
  • The end of the world is coming! 'The Blowjob Paper:' Scientists Processed 109 Hours of Oral Sex to Develop an AI that Sucks Dick. (16:54)
  • Does Adam wear his Felix Gray’s because of the effect or because he likes wearing them? (19:35)
  • Out of all the senses, which ones have the guys noticed are diminishing the most? (21:40)
  • A model for the future of how we promote stars: Have an audience follow along. (23:18)
  • Will new media become a strategy for company’s growth in the future? (26:50)
  • How it has become very marketable to show you are charitable. The Thrive Market model. (31:45)
  • Sports for Nerds! Politics. (34:18)
  • Are the Warriors ruining the NBA? (36:06)
  • Thrive Market now has “clean” wine!! (40:48)
  • #Quah question #1 – Any tips to increase bench press strength? (44:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some old school bodybuilding exercises that need to be brought back? (55:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – Thoughts on calisthenics vs. bodybuilding style weight lifting? (1:04:53)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you feel about the deceptive marketing that some gyms use? (1:13:31)

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Nov 02, 2018
892: Rich Gaspari
01:36:37

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin interview Rich Gaspari, bodybuilding legend and founder of Gaspari Nutrition, an innovator in the supplement industry. Rich built Gaspari Nutrition to a $100 million company, lost it and is now back at the helm. Hear this and other fascinating stories in this podcast.

  •  The evolution of fitness conventions. (5:34)
  • Bringing conditioning to another level…Rich details his pursuit into bodybuilding. (6:55)
  • Did he believe to get to the next level you had to take supplements? (13:23)
  • What was the response from his level of conditioning? (18:17)
  • Why did he decide to make a comeback after an injury? (19:51)
  • From bodybuilding legend to founder of Gaspari Nutrition, how he became an innovator in the supplement industry. (24:28)
  • At what point did he realize he was doing something great? (27:34)
  • From the basement to $100 million dollar company. The grind in the beginning of Gaspari Nutrition. (32:08)
  • How did he pick the growth hormones he sold in the beginning? (37:00)
  • It’s all about the mouth feel…how he changed the game in the protein market. (43:39)
  • What was the scaling process like as his company grew? (46:20)
  • How did the change in marketing affecting his business? (47:30)
  • From building Gaspari Nutrition to a $100 million dollar company, to filing for bankruptcy: How he gained the reins back to the company he built. (50:46)
  • What does he think of the market now since getting control back? (56:47)
  • His take on facade supplement companies. (1:00:45)
  • Do any other brands impress him? (1:04:00)
  • What emerging trends excite him? (1:06:35)
  • How the most important sale is the 2nd sale. (1:12:10)
  • What are his thoughts on Amazon entering the supplement market? (1:15:15)
  • Does he feel like an uncaged lion since getting control of his company back? (1:19:24)
  • What was the most memorable moment in his bodybuilding career? Business career? (1:23:15)
  • What are his top physiques in bodybuilding? (1:26:55)
  • Does he believe the drug culture is affecting the current crop of bodybuilders? (1:28:19)

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Nov 01, 2018
891: How to Determine Your Ideal Caloric Intake, When to Use Box Squats Instead of Back Squats, the Best Natural Anxiety Remedies & MORE
01:12:37

Organifi Quah! iTunes + Facebook Review Winners!

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 ways to combat anxiety naturally, box squats and when to do them instead of back squats, how to get clients to do mobility work while keeping the sessions entertaining and engaging and the best way to determine exactly how many calories you should be eating.

  •  Justin’s Booze Cruise Weekend. (5:22)
  • The Sal and Jessica Show. (7:30)
  • Sal silences his inner sceptic and visits anther church. (8:27)
  • Throwback to your childhood. Sal shares his thoughts on Jonah Hill’s new film Mid 90s. (11:49)
  • Adam’s hack to customize your Netflix profile for your likes. (12:37)
  • Sal and Justin share their love for The Haunting of Hill House. (16:15)
  • Is Adam the worst caretaker ever? The guys talk empathy for others, attentiveness and how the times have changed. (18:54)
  • Ease your anxiety and sleep like a baby. Adam shares his newest elixir using Ned and Organifi. (26:18)
  • Amazing Facts About the Endocannabinoid System – and Why We Should Tell the World About It. (29:20)
  • Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing “Drug”? (33:00)
  • Muscle mass should be a new vital sign, research shows. (37:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best ways to combat anxiety naturally? (41:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is your opinion on box squats and when to do them instead of back squats? (54:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – For new clients, how to get clients to do mobility work while keeping the sessions entertaining and engaging? (59:17)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the best way to determine exactly how many calories you should be eating? (1:03:14)

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Oct 31, 2018
890: How to Sculpt Your Body for Maximum Visual Appeal- The Science of Aesthetics
51:59

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the science of aesthetics, what people are naturally drawn to physically and how to sculpt your body so that it is closer to that ideal.

  • Does being sick make you look weaker? (1:22)
  • Would you have listened to Mind Pump when you were 20? (4:18)
  • “It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy.” The caption contest and your audience knowing your brand. (5:03)
  • Memes: The new political cartoon of our time. (6:53)
  • Are their red flags Sal and Justin have seen with their kids and social media? Should adult individuals be held accountable for events in their youth? (10:40)
  • What is MAPS Aesthetic? Who is it for? (16:15)
  • The sculptor: How the program transformed Adam’s body. (20:55)
  • Why volume/frequency play a HUGE role in your body transformation. (24:05)
  • What Makes Someone Look Aesthetic? (27:30)
  • The Science of Aesthetics. (30:05)
  • The greatest lessons learned from training their weaker body parts: The importance of Focus Sessions. (33:00)
  • The Anabolic Bell Curve: The Science behind How you Build Muscle. (37:05)
  • How healing and adapting are COMPLETELY different. (38:50)
  • The trend bodybuilders used to improve their physique. (42:20)
  • MAPS Aesthetic: The PERFECT for your prep. (44:10)
  • The secret sauce behind MAPS programming, how they create their programs and what you need to start MAPS Aesthetic TODAY. (46:00)

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Oct 29, 2018
889: Misunderstood Exercises, Low Calorie Foods Contribution to Binge Eating, When Kids Shouldn't Lift Weights & MORE
01:17:42

Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com/mindpump, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises and movements that have misrepresented intentions, if foods marketed as low calorie are contributing to normalizing binge eating behaviors, how young is too young to lift weights and if masterminds are the real deal or BS.

  • Who is the culprit leaving their underwear around the studio while using the Joovv light? (4:15)
  • Guys review the new products from Organifi: Pure and Pumpkin Spice! (8:29)
  • Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, a study reveals. (12:02)
  • How many more categories can they create with the Guinness Book of World Records??!! (22:56)
  • Jack Lalanne: Fitness Pioneer. (24:40)
  • The Trade War Continues: Ford Prepares for Mass Layoffs After Losing $1 Billion to Trump's Trade Tariffs, Report Says. (29:50)
  • Stranded at Mexico’s Southern Border, Migrants Consider Their Options. (34:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – What other exercises and movements that have misrepresented intentions? (36:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you think foods marketed as low calorie are contributing to normalizing binge eating behaviors? (47:09)
  • #Quah question #3 - How young is too young to lift weights? (59:53)
  • #Quah question #4 - Are masterminds are the real deal or BS? (1:07:15)

 

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Oct 27, 2018
888: The Dangers of High Calorie Cheat Days, Fixing Morning Back Pain, the Pros & Cons of Barefoot Shoes & MORE
01:10:46

MAPS Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by MAPS Fitness Products (www.mindpumpmedia.com), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about their opinion on fitness influencers doing10,000+ calorie cheat days on YouTube, how to correct a sore and tight back when you wake up, the benefits of barefoot shoes and if online training is something one should do even if they have no in-person training experience.

  • What does simian mean? (5:42)
  • Did you catch Adam on TV last night at the Warriors game?! (7:03)
  • Bay Area Sports Beat and Leadership 101 with Mind Pump. (8:43)
  • Mind Pump Recommends: The Haunting of Hill House. (14:17)
  • Do you feel more anxious or excitement watching scary movies? (19:00)
  • Is old media nearly dead? Netflix Plans to Raise $2 Billion in New Debt to Fund Content Spending. (24:35)
  • New Product Alert from Four Sigmatic: Focus Shots! (30:09)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is your opinion on fitness influencers doing 10,000+ calorie cheat days on YouTube? (34:43)
  • #Quah question #2 – How can I alleviate my lower back pain upon waking up? (45:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are benefits of barefoot shoes? (52:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your opinion on if online training is something one should do even if they have no in-person training experience? (59:09)

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Oct 26, 2018
887: The Fastest Growing Sport in the World with NRG Esport Co-Founder Andy Miller
01:25:32

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Andy Miller, co-founder of NRG Esports. Esports is now the fasting growing sport in the world and in this episode they go into detail about the Esport world, how it is beginning to overtake other professional sports, the digital athletes that play and how they train. Andy has a fascinating entrepreneurial background and shares his story in this episode.

  • Andy’s origin story and the ah-ha moment that introduced him to the world of Esports. (6:14)
  • When did Esports take-off? (13:00)
  • How do you become a professional gamer? (17:28)
  • How being a part of an Esports team is the same as being on a professional sports team. The path to becoming a pro gamer. (19:22)
  • The secret sauce to the success of gaming: Live Events. (26:40)
  • The evolution of sports and how does Esports play a part. (29:50)
  • Are there different styles of play depending on culture/race? (32:42)
  • A young man’s sport: The importance of correctional exercise and movement to stay optimized. (36:20)
  • Does he see a backlash from these kids making so much money so fast? (39:50)
  • Is there a starting 5 in gaming? (42:30)
  • How often are players tweaking their style of play? (44:38)
  • Are there rivalries in gaming? (45:45)
  • What do the analytics show when it comes to gender in gaming? (47:28)
  • Are there markets/brands that are popping up from the growth of Esports? (49:45)
  • Who are the superstars in Esports? (53:03)
  • As an investor, what are the biggest challenges he sees with gaming in terms of growth? Opportunities? (55:00)
  • How to optimize these players bodies to play at their highest level. (59:00)
  • How big will this thing get? (1:04:00)
  • Will virtual reality play a part in gaming? (1:06:20)
  • What was his experience like working under Steve Jobs? (1:08:55)
  • The moment he decided to sell his company to Apple and his selling pitch to Steve Jobs. (1:11:50)
  • Does he have his hands in multiple businesses? (1:19:02)
  • Mind Pump: The exclusive fitness programmers for Esports? (1:22:47)

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Oct 25, 2018
886: How to Conquer Binge Eating, Overcoming Mental Hurdles, Avoiding Weed Hangovers & MORE
01:28:18

Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Review Winners!

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 conquer binge eating, the biggest mental hurdles they have had to overcome, what they would pursue with all the time in the world and no other life restrictions and if there is such thing as a weed hangover.

  • Catrina “Patient Zero”: The guys are all sick at the same time, time to bust out the cold busting Organifi remedies. (4:52)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update:
    • The special bond of family: Adam’s mom gets married! (11:20)
    • Justin has family visit from out of town. (17:30)
    • Sal watches Harry Potter movies with his kids. (18:09)
  • Pumpsgiving: The Ultimate Feast thanks to Butcher Box. (19:14)
  • FDA Approves Cannabis For Brain Cancer Treatment. (20:58)
  • Cannabis use is associated with reduced prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A cross-sectional study. (24:16)
  • The stigma of cannabis and the War on Drugs. (28:17)
  • The Starbucks Generation: The change in climate how kids how consume caffeine. (35:19)
  • New trend alert! Nose Warmers. (40:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – How to conque