Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

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Subscribers: 1086
Reviews: 5

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

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

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

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

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

Description

MindPump exposes the RAW TRUTH about health, fitness, nutrition and more... Hosts Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer & Justin Andrews pull back the curtain on the mythology, snake oil and pseudo-science that pervades the fitness industry and present science-backed solutions that result in increased muscular development and performance while simultaneously emphasizing health. No fitness institution or fitness "truth" is safe from their quick wit and over 40 years of combined experience in the fitness industry. Produced by Doug Egge. Find Mind Pump and the Mind Pump hosts on Instragram @mindpumpradio, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and on Facebook at mindpumpshow. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at www.mindpumpmedia.com

Episode Date
1055: Almost 30 with Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik
01:26:27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Guys interview Dr. Roy Vongtama.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
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  • 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

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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 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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