Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

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Subscribers: 1770
Reviews: 9

Janet Philips
 Apr 13, 2020
This is cool, i have nothing more to say.

R.C. Liley
 Apr 7, 2020
These guys are great, it's like listening to old high school friends talk about everything health and fitness as well as just every day life. As a novice personal trainer, they have so much to offer that helps me work with clients. I look forward to every new episode thanks for everything!

Marius Posogan
 Feb 4, 2020
I love This podcast

Kirk Fontaine
 Dec 27, 2019
hey guys I love the show also love the diversity of the content u provide that being said , political commentary on the candidates are not always spot on for example saying that there are not good candidates in Democrats that is just not true look at the national polls and the policy position of each candidates plz don't forget who your audience is made of. keep up the good work would love to meet u I person love the content and format of the show

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.

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
1430: Why Everyone Should Deadlift
46:21

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why the deadlift is one of the most effective exercises you can do.

  • Why should you deadlift? (2:55)
  • A fundamental movement that is still relevant today. (5:32)
  • The myths surrounding the deadlift. (8:18)
  • Why a deadlifters body doesn’t always have a large waist. (12:14)
  • The importance of having confidence if you are a trainer. (15:24)
  • How the body responds to the environment you present it in. (17:20)
  • The crossover benefits into the real world. (21:40)
  • An excellent exercise for beginners! (22:30)
  • The value of the isometric aspect of the exercise. (27:37)
  • Practice the movement to rid yourself of default patterns. (30:16)
  • Deadlifts build strong hands! (32:36)
  • How deadlifts build a bulletproof back. (36:32)
  • Make sure to modify your intensity. (41:37)

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Nov 23, 2020
1429: The Truth About Powerbuilding Workouts, When Zercher Squats Are Better Than Front Squats, Working Out for Fun & More
01:12:15

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effectiveness of powerbuilding, the value a Zercher squat provides that a front squat doesn’t, the best program for someone who wants to maximize benefits while losing weight, and when it is advisable to go “off script” for the sake of fun when following a workout program.

  • A wonderful practice of accepting the way things are. (5:12)
  • Why black markets exist in the first place, the COVID impact & MORE! (6:55)
  • Everyone is jumping on the Parler train. (19:57)
  • New segment alert! The 3rd Rail with Sal Di Stefano. (23:04)
  • Adam, the butt of the joke. (24:09)
  • Banana pumpkin protein muffins by Organifi. (29:35)
  • Studies with Sal. (32:34)
  • How Public Goods is crushing amid the pandemic. (38:43)
  • Recycling is NOT what it used to be. (41:02)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Wayne on Prime Video. (42:57)
  • Soaking in the moments with your kids. (45:03)
  • #Quah question #1 - How effective is power building? (49:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – What value does a Zercher squat provide that a front squat doesn’t? I find the pain of the bar, in the crook of my arms for Zercher squat, limits the weight I can lift way before my muscle strength does. So, I wonder if I should front squat instead? (55:49)
  • #Quah question #3 – What program would you recommend for someone who wants to maximize benefits while losing weight? I don’t want to lift just to maintain muscle. I want to improve other things at the same time. I’d imagine something like MAPS Performance would be good because it would help maintain muscle while also improving other athletic factors that won’t be minimized during weight loss. (1:00:23)
  • #Quah question #4 - When following a program, when it is advisable to go “off script” for the sake of fun? (1:04:23)

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Nov 21, 2020
1428: The Importance of Exercise Tempo, Smith Machines Vs. Free Barbell Weights, How to Navigate Mind Pump Resources & More
01:08:45

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how exercise tempo affects the aesthetics of resistance training, how Smith machines compare to free barbell weights, eating in a surplus on off days when bulking, and how to navigate Mind Pump’s library of instructional videos, free resources, workout programs, and advice.

  • Mind Pump has ‘faces’ for a podcast. (5:50)
  • This is 40, Adam and Catrina’s birthday weekend. (7:13)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (22:08)
  • The lack of sleep that is going on at the Di Stefano household. (23:33)
  • The controversy surrounding Baby Yoda. (25:20)
  • The latest on the COVID vaccines. (28:21)
  • Mind Pump HQ getting hooked up with new PRx gear. (32:03)
  • The logic behind indoor/outdoor gyms. (35:25)
  • Felix Gray blue-blocking glasses and their benefits to kids' behavior, homeschooling & MORE. (38:04)
  • #Quah question #1 – How does exercise tempo affect the aesthetics of resistance training? (48:25)
  • #Quah question #2 - Smith machines versus free barbell weights? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – While bulking on three times a week routine, should we eat in a surplus on off days as well? (58:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – With Mind Pump being a treasure trove of instructional videos, free resources, workout programs, and advice, how would you help a beginner with a list of imbalances, mobility issues, and proper movements, etc.? Help them dive into something like correctional exercise and mobility without being overwhelmed? There are MAPS Prime, Prime Pro, and hundreds of videos posted on Mind Pump TV alone. Where would you get them to start? (1:02:27)

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Nov 20, 2020
1427: Don’t Make These 6 Bulking Mistakes
47:40

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to bulk and the mistakes to avoid.

  • Let’s talk bulking during the holidays. (3:23)
  • The misconceptions around bulking. (5:35)
  • Don’t Make These 6 Bulking Mistakes.
  • #1 - Consuming junk food to meet your macros. (7:33)
  • #2 - Not tracking and hitting protein intake. (19:24)
  • #3 – Bulking for too long. (22:34) 
  • #4 – Paying attention only to the scale. (27:00)
  • #5 – Not meal prepping in advance. (35:38)
  • #6 – Improper training. (40:08)

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Nov 19, 2020
1426: Good Fats Vs. Bad Fats, How to Get a More Restful & Regenerative Night’s Sleep, The Benefits of Power Cleans & More
01:07:53

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of power cleans, the part of sleep that is best for recovery, whether there are “good” fats and “bad” fats, and managing fitness lifestyle, business, and fatherhood.

  • Mind Pump Debates: Sony versus Xbox. (5:44)
  • Mind Pump going ‘hard’ on Parler. (9:28)
  • Will there be a mandatory vaccine? (12:10)
  • Hypocrisy at its finest. (17:30)
  • How Jessica is bouncing back post-pregnancy. (18:55)
  • Nerd News with Sal. (20:53)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Predictions for Disney stock. (25:42)
  • Whale watching with The Andrews. (27:32)
  • Maximus loves Magic Spoon too! (30:42)
  • Courteney Andrews the roaster. (34:19)
  • Be careful what you say around children. (35:44)
  • ChiliPad to the rescue! (39:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are power cleans worth the try? What do they benefit? (41:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – I struggle to sleep more than 7 hours a night. Which part of sleep is best for recovery? Is it possible to increase just that part, such as deep sleep? If so, how? (47:01)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you guys break down the whole back and forth of “good” fats versus “bad” fats? Saturated versus unsaturated fats? I thought a macro is a macro. (52:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you manage fitness, lifestyle, business, and being a father? I know you all make it seem seamless, but I struggle with maintaining my fitness, work, and being a father. (56:42)

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Nov 18, 2020
1425: How to Produce the #1 Fitness Podcast in the World (The Story of Doug)
01:30:39

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin interview their producer, Doug Egge, about his upbringing, life experiences and the journey that led him to partner with them and create Mind Pump.

  • The values and morals that built the foundation. (4:40)
  • Living up to his brother’s standards. (11:30)
  • How he chose to follow the path less likely. (16:00)
  • Reconnecting to his childlike wonder. (20:19)
  • Take yourself out of your comfort zone and DO SOMETHING CRAZY! (21:51)
  • Where does his relationship with money come from? (25:21)
  • The HUGE lesson learned the hard way. (30:00)
  • How his daughter stole his heart. (39:21)
  • When did he fall in love with fitness? (47:25)
  • When Doug met Sal. (49:52)
  • The creation of MAPS Anabolic. (55:55)
  • The evolution of the Mind Pump message. (59:04)
  • His experiences of first meeting Adam and Justin. (1:05:12)
  • Becoming the ring leader. (1:08:50)
  • The Mind Pump system of core values. (1:10:15)
  • Stand out moments with Mind Pump. (1:12:32)
  • The silent, but supportive leader. (1:24:58)

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Nov 16, 2020
1424: The Best Way to Get a Higher Vertical Jump, What to Do If You Have Poor Calf Genetics, Why Female CrossFit Athletes Tend to Have Thicker Waists & More
01:08:21

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to get a higher vertical jump, favorite old school lifts that don’t see love anymore, whether the calf muscle is mostly determined by genetics and is not as “trainable” as other muscles, and why female CrossFitters usually have thicker waists.

  • Why Mind Pump has more faith in the Disney+ business model. (4:47)
  • Sal is not winning points with Jessica. (7:42)
  • Justin is a content machine! (14:26)
  • Russia continues to troll the US, Bill Gates talk, viral videos & MORE. (17:18)
  • Spotify continues to make BIG moves in the podcast space. (23:50)
  • How Legion has helped Sal wean off caffeine. (25:34)
  • Congratulations to Emily Harrington, the first woman to free-climb El Capitan. (28:32)
  • Why Adam is in the doghouse. (32:05)
  • Gymshark’s “interesting” marketing strategy. (34:32)
  • Another reason why Sal loves ButcherBox. (41:11)
  • The impact of making food more expensive. (42:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to get a higher vertical jump? (45:36)
  • #Quah question #2 - Favorite old school lifts that don’t see love anymore? (53:06)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it true that the calf muscle is mostly determined by genetics and is not as “trainable” as other muscles in terms of increasing size? (59:06)
  • #Quah question #4 - Why do female CrossFitters usually have thicker waists? (1:03:57)

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Nov 14, 2020
1423: The Benefit of Practicing Vs. Performing Exercises, How to Introduce Strength Training to Older Family Members, When to Turn to Supplements & Medication When Diet, Sleep & Exercise Seem Insufficient & More
01:07:04

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the the difference between practicing a squat vs. performing a squat, how to introduce a fragile 65 year old to strength training, where to draw the line between deciding to improve health naturally through diet, exercise, and sleep or using more unnatural methods like supplements and medication, and whether it is ever a good idea to listen to your appetite when it comes to nutrition.

  • How the Caldera Labs face serum is making Adam look 5 years younger. (5:24)
  • Mind Pump Techniques: All about deadlifts. (9:20)
  • Sal’s long night explained. (15:01)
  • Funny Stories with Justin. (19:00)
  • The media versus reality: 2020 Election. (21:56)
  • Sleep deprivation effects, men versus women. (29:39)
  • Why the Organifi green juice trumps the competition. (32:11)
  • Growing pains with Maximus. (34:00)
  • Studies with Sal. (37:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the difference between practicing a squat vs. performing a squat? How does that contribute to overall better physique, mobility, and longevity? (41:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – I have a 65-year-old dad who has never strength trained in his life and is fragile. How would you start introducing him to strength training? (48:19)
  • #Quah question #3 - Where do you draw the line between deciding to improve your health naturally through diet, exercise, and sleep or using more unnatural methods like supplements and medication? How do you strike a balance between these two methods? (53:38)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is it ever a good idea to listen to your appetite when it comes to nutrition? I feel like as long as we eat healthily and don’t completely overdo it, our appetite should be a good indicator of how much food our body really needs. (58:57)

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Nov 13, 2020
1422: How to Build a Sexy Dad Bod
50:32

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the popularity of the "dad bod" and how to build a great one.

  • Mind Pump discusses the popularity of the ‘dad bod’ and the stigma behind being ‘jacked’. (4:23)
  • The science behind the ultimate attractive body type. (7:04)
  • What defines a ‘dad bod’? (12:35)
  • The positives of aiming for a ‘dad bod’. (14:40)
  • The mirror versus performance, Mind Pump standards & MORE. (18:12)
  • Why Mind Pump discourages striving for the “magazine look.” (24:17)
  • How to Build a Sexy Dad Bod. (25:25)
  • #1 – Build muscle. (25:42)
  • #2 – Diet strategy. (32:31)
  • #3 – Don't obsess. (39:34)
  • #4 – Play and do stuff. (44:54)

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Nov 12, 2020
1421: How to Develop Rotational Power, Ways to Improve Sperm Count & Motility, How to Properly Breathe When Lifting & More
01:02:37

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises for developing rotational power, programming P.E. for students in online schools, how to properly breathe when lifting, and exercises or foods to help with sperm count & motility.

  • Adam’s snafu with the new nanny. (5:07)
  • Baby Aurelius and Maximus updates. (9:32)
  • How Ned has been Sal’s savior. (20:22)
  • Justin’s COVID rant. (22:45)
  • How Adam pulled a Sal at the mall. (23:55)
  • Felix Gray has physical locations! (27:26)
  • The latest on the COVID vaccine. (28:31)
  • Mind Pump gets political. (32:42)
  • The common misconception surrounding effective programming. (36:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises for developing rotational power? (40:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you program P.E. for students in online schools right now? (47:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – I'm learning how to properly breathe when lifting, but I get distracted when I concentrate on my breathing and it messes up my form. Any advice on how to do both without messing up one or the other since both are important? (52:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any particular exercises or foods to help with sperm count & motility? (56:13)

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Nov 11, 2020
1420: Counting Calories Makes You Fat With Max Lugavere
01:06:11

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with good friend Max Lugavere about why counting calories may actually be making you fat.

  • Don’t put Max in a corner! (2:50)
  • Why the public health crisis will not be solved by math and spreadsheets. (6:00)
  • The importance of learning good habits and behaviors first. (10:34)
  • Why you don’t want to rely on your will power to reach your ultimate body composition. (12:20)
  • Are you metabolically obese? (18:14)
  • How much do micronutrients play into obesity? (21:00)
  • What’s the deal with sugar? (22:06)
  • What are the best satiety macronutrients? (22:37)
  • The theory why you eat more when you are sleep deprived. (25:00)
  • Why you must remove “I CAN’T” from your vocabulary. (26:55)
  • Eat more protein! (30:15)
  • The differences, nutrient wise, between grass-fed versus grain-fed meat/conventional versus pasture-raised eggs & MORE. (32:16)
  • The value of novelty. (37:26)
  • The benefits of the Mediterranean diet. (39:05)
  • What makes the oil unhealthy? (42:25)
  • The order of operations of getting back on a healthy eating track. (48:38)
  • Why low-carb trumps low fat. (54:13)
  • The skinny on time of day eating. (57:44)
  • Max’s go-to processed foods. (59:54)
  • Max’s staple meals. (1:01:55)
  • Support Max by buying his books! (1:04:11)

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Nov 09, 2020
1419: The Benefits of Using a Suspension Trainer to Boost Workout Frequency, How to Know If You Are a Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced Lifter, the 5 Most Nutrient Dense Foods & More
01:12:40

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether you can use MAPS Suspension movements in place of Focus or Trigger sessions, the qualifying markers in becoming an intermediate lifter, 5 staple foods to incorporate into your diet to cover the most nutritional needs, and training people with body dysmorphia.

  • Sal’s first blurry night with the new baby. (5:46)
  • How Maximus has finally started piecing together facial expressions. (16:01)
  • Pre-workout to the rescue for Sal’s workouts. (18:10)
  • The big loser of the election, the war on drugs. (19:12)
  • Studies with Sal. (22:14)
  • A very Mind Pump Thanksgiving. (26:15)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Ancient Egypt. (31:34)
  • Why is Burger King promoting McDonald’s? (32:51)
  • Justin’s creative process explained. (36:11)
  • More studies with Sal. (38:43)
  • New product alert from MIIR. (41:32)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you use MAPS Suspension movements in place of focus or trigger sessions? Mad genius or bad idea?(44:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the qualifying markers in becoming an intermediate lifter?(47:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – What would be 5 staple foods to incorporate into your diet to cover the most nutritional needs? (56:06)
  • #Quah question #4 – Have you ever trained someone with body dysmorphia? How do you help people overcome it? (1:02:10)

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Nov 07, 2020
1418: How to Critique Your Physique, Adding Twisting & Rotational Exercises to Improve Body Appearance & Function, Ways to Reverse the Effects of Diabetes & More
01:07:15

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to analyze a physique, favorite exercises & movements in the sagittal and transverse planes,  the best advice for someone who just recently found out she’s diabetic, and what they would like to say if invited on the Joe Rogan podcast.

  • Welcome to the world Aurelius Jordan Di Stefano! The harrowing tale of his birth.(4:40)
  • Adventures in Truckee with Adam and Justin. (31:57)
  • Adam’s BIG scare. (40:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you guys break down how to analyze a physique with terms like origins, insertions, muscle belly’s, etc.? I’ve heard these terms thrown around a lot and I’d love to hear from you guys about it. (43:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your favorite exercises and movements in the sagittal and transverse planes? (49:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – What’s the best advice I can give to my sister who just recently found out she was diabetic? (55:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Here’s a scenario, you're invited on the Joe Rogan podcast. What are the top three messages you would like to send out to his audience with the reach that he has? (58:41)

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Nov 06, 2020
1417: How to Get Stubborn Arms to Grow
42:43

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin detail how to get the biceps and triceps to grow. 

  • If you build the muscles in your arms, they will come. (3:32)
  • Why it’s easier for bigger muscles to take over movements. (5:56)
  • The misunderstanding of the muscles of the arms. (8:10)
  • How to Get Stubborn Arms to Grow.
  • #1 – Pay attention to your elbow positioning. (9:42)
  • #2 – Focus on the stretch and squeeze. (17:56)
  • #3 – Train them more frequently. (27:22)
  • #4 – Don’t forget compound exercises. (32:35)
  • Mind Pump’s Top 10 Exercises for biceps and triceps. (40:10)

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Nov 05, 2020
1416: The Benefits of Adding Plyometrics & Functional Training to Your Workout, the Impact Deadlifts Have on Waist Size, the Importance of Rest Days & More
01:10:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about adding plyometrics and functional training into a routine, whether deadlifts give you a thicker midsection, if one rest day a week is necessary, and the best exercises or routines for a 7 year old interested in weight training.

  • Updates on Baby Di Stefano. (4:58)
  • Home alone with Adam. (12:25)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, the Magic 8 Ball for the Markets Podcast with Dr. Peter Linneman. (20:16)
  • 49ers announce an official partnership with Joovv. (35:43)
  • Magic Spoon’s newest flavors have Justin drooling. (38:08)
  • Jessica’s weird pregnancy cravings. (40:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – What do you think about plyometrics? How can I incorporate plyometrics and functional training into my routine? (42:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do deadlifts give you a thicker midsection? I love doing them and have gained a great deal of strength in my back from them. However, as a female, I worry that my midsection is thicker as a result. (49:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it truly necessary to take one rest day a week? For instance, how about alternating between full-body strength days and cardio? (56:16)
  • #Quah question #4 – My nephew is 7 and is showing interest in weight lifting. Where is a good place to start? What exercises or routines would you recommend? (1:01:35)

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Nov 04, 2020
1415: 7 Ways to Find Purpose
01:02:04

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin Cover 7 Ways to Find Purpose. 

  • Why is it that we have so MUCH more, yet we are less happy than ever? (3:19)
  • Why having a strong sense of purpose is a LARGE contributor to your overall health. (7:47)
  • Mind Pump reminisces on moments of realization. (12:35)
  • 7 Ways to Find Purpose.
  • #1 – Practice gratitude. (16:32)
  • #2 – Learn to serve others. (25:01)
  • #3 – Practice spirituality. (30:52)
  • #4 – Seek vulnerability. (36:42)
  • #5 – What would you do for free? (47:10)
  • #6 – How do you want to be remembered? (52:57)
  • #7 – Surround yourself with driven people. (57:31)

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Nov 02, 2020
1414: The Truth About the Leg Extension Machine, Using Intensity Vs. Volume to Improve Squat, How to Transition From Tracking to Intuitive Eating & More
01:09:07

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about going from tracking everything to eating intuitively, the “demonized” leg extension machine, focusing more on intensity or volume when trying to increase the squat, and good ways to deal with a Type A personality and addictive behavior.

  • Weird News with Sal. (3:53)
  • The challenge of dealing with online bullying as a parent. (10:50)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, the Art of Happiness Podcast with Arthur Brooks. (17:04)
  • Mind Pump’s biggest pet peeves surrounding the election/politics. (21:14)
  • Justin’s experience being the only sober person in the room with salvia. (32:02)
  • Studies with Sal. (37:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – What would you recommend for someone who is going from tracking everything to eating intuitively? (39:54)
  • #Quah question #2 – The leg extension machine is often demonized, but why does it exist if it’s not good? (49:39)
  • #Quah question #3 – When trying to increase my squat, should I focus more on intensity or volume? (55:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some good ways to deal with a Type A personality and addictive behavior? I sometimes struggle to find balance in life and easily get caught in the “all or nothing” mentality whether it be diet, nutrition, etc. (1:01:13)

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Oct 31, 2020
1413: The Exercises That Promote Lean Legs & Build the Butt, How Calisthenics Boost the Metabolism, Exercises That Make the Abs Stand Out Like Bricks & More
01:09:37

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises for women who want to build lean long legs but also want to grow the glutes, whether calisthenics promotes the same metabolism and testosterone boosting benefits of weight training, specific exercises that help build the muscles of the core, and the best exercises to superset.

  • The Di Stefano’s are still on baby watch! (4:26)
  • Adam took an L. (6:20)
  • Mind Pump on Kanye’s latest interviews. (11:43)
  • Doug’s first selfie, circa 1986, making waves. (21:35)
  • Mind Pump on the brilliance of the movie Her. (25:10)
  • How melatonin can trigger labor. (27:41)
  • Adam on learning how to fly fish. (30:02)
  • Lord Newsom and the crazy winds in California. (33:46)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix. (35:27)
  • You need to calm down. (38:10)
  • Arthur Brooks for the win. (39:14)
  • The shadowban conspiracy theories, navigating through media & MORE! (41:27)
  • Organifi is providing high-quality ingredients and tasty treats. (47:02)
  • Mind Pump x Legion. (48:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – What exercises do you recommend for women who want to build lean, long, but not bulky legs? But, also want to grow their glutes? (49:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do calisthenics promote the same metabolism and testosterone boosting benefits of weight training? (55:18)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some specific exercises that will help build the muscles of the core like every other muscle in your body? (59:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the best exercises to superset to get the most work in during my time in the gym? (1:03:05)

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Oct 30, 2020
1412: Nine Characteristics of a Winner
50:47

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin detail nine characteristics that winners share.

  • The misconception that all winners win every time. (2:50)
  • Nine Characteristics of a Winner. 
  • #1 – Have a ‘winning’ mindset. (5:22)
  • #2 – Enjoy the challenge more than the win. (13:56)
  • #3 – Know how to set small and attainable goals. (19:41)
  • #4 – Are tenacious and value hard work. (24:31)
  • #5 – Incredible humility. (29:29)
  • #6 – Improbable integrity. (33:37)
  • #7 – Have enthusiasm and passion. (37:07)
  • #8 – Accountable leadership. (40:30)
  • #9 – Winners are brave. (46:13)

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Oct 29, 2020
1411: The Best Exercises to Improve Coordination, Ways to Correct Overactive Traps, the Benefits of Fasting & More
01:05:56

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about ways or exercises to improve body coordination, exercises to help with overactive upper traps on pulling movements, cleansing or fast days, and whether there is any detriment to always wearing sunglasses outside.

  • How the ego wins all the time. (4:38)
  • Amazing feats with Mind Pump. (7:37)
  • Has Sal now been shadowbanned too on Instagram? (12:22)
  • Why are men wearing heels? (18:23)
  • Coronavirus regulations for California this holiday season. (20:24)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (24:22)
  • Impulse buys with Adam. (26:55)
  • The brilliance of Pluto Pillow. (29:24)
  • An app that is gaining attention for the wrong reasons. (33:31)
  • Pulling a Toobin. (35:27)
  • Mind Pump is OBSESSED with Ned’s new sleep product. (38:06)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways or exercises to improve body coordination? I am a competitor in Stihl Timbersports and this skill is very important. (41:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some exercises to help with overactive upper traps on pulling movements? (48:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your views on cleansing or fast days? (53:05)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is there any detriment to always wearing sunglasses outside? I live in Florida and always have them on when I’m outside. I’ve seen mixed answers from various articles. (59:48)

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Oct 28, 2020
1410: How to Be a Great Dad
01:31:21

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin go over 12 things that contribute to being a great dad (or a great parent for that matter).

  • How nothing challenges you more to be a better person than being a dad. (3:42)
  • The fatherless epidemic statistics and unintended consequences. (6:08)
  • The 12 Most Important Factors that Contribute to Being a Great Dad. (13:48)
  • #1 – Be present. (14:34)
  • #2 – Show your children how to treat women/others. (25:59)
  • #3 – Be the example. (37:07)
  • #4 – The value of roughhousing with your children. (42:31)
  • #5 – Provide a sense of security and safety. (48:04)
  • #6 – The importance of being human and vulnerable. (54:18)
  • #7 – Show unconditional love. (1:02:25)
  • #8 – Teach discipline and structure. (1:05:30)
  • #9 – Show physical affection. (1:09:11)
  • #10 – Let your kids fail. (1:14:17)
  • #11 – Show you are a united front. (1:18:44)
  • #12 – Remember that your words have power. (1:23:54)

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Oct 26, 2020
1409: How Skipping Isolation Exercises Can Build More Muscle, the Best Sources of Carbs, Learning from Failure & More
01:20:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about doing only compound exercises and skipping isolation exercises to build muscle, the best sources of carbs, overweight professional athletes, and the times they failed as a personal trainer or leader. 

  • Justin’s collagen legs. (4:28)
  • Sal’s big scare. (5:09)
  • Was Adam’s shadow banned on Instagram? (7:39)
  • Social media is in hot water. (11:21)
  • Updates on baby Di Stefano. (16:04)
  • Adam is bulking on Magic Spoon. (18:47)
  • Sal is thiccc. (22:47)
  • The Iranian Hulk and other anomalies of strength. (24:04)
  • Behind the scenes of the #DILF video series. (32:36)
  • Doug’s Zbiotics story for the ages. (36:30)
  • Argentina becomes the first nation to approve GMO wheat. (39:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is it ok to only do compound exercises like bent over rows, chest press, squats, etc.? And leave out isolation exercises like bicep curls, tricep extensions, etc.? (44:10)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the best sources of carbs? (48:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – I see a lot of professional athletes, mostly baseball players, that are overweight. Would those players be able to increase their athletic abilities by dropping body fat or is there an advantage to packing on extra weight? (53:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – Was there ever a time you felt you failed as a personal trainer or as a leader? What did you learn from it, and how did your life change? (1:01:56)

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Oct 24, 2020
1408: Building a Great Body Using Only Isolation Movements, Correcting a Weak Upper Back, the Advantages of Mini-Cuts & Mini-Bulks Vs. Longer Ones & More
01:23:43

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the advantages of using compound lifts when one can build a good looking body with isolation movements, what causes the small muscles in the upper back and the rotator cuff not to strengthen, how mini bulks and cuts compare to traditional 3-month intervals of bulking and leaning out, and thoughts on Gymshark sponsoring gamers.

  • Annoying things with Mind Pump. (5:32)
  • How pregnant women get treated VERY differently in society, tips to get out of traffic tickets & MORE. (17:34)
  • The many charlatans in the biohacking space and how Ben Greenfield stands above the crowd. (22:30)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, No Safe Spaces. (28:23)
  • Monopoly, teaching kids how to invest since 1935. (34:32)
  • The Andrews versus the raccoon. (36:34)
  • ButcherBox lovers, make sure to check their add-ons! (38:26)
  • Understanding the value of money. (39:47)
  • Weird News with Sal. (43:20)
  • Studies with Sal. (45:35)
  • Conspiracy Theory Corner with Mind Pump. (50:05)
  • The impact of glyphosates on the microbiome and what Mind Pump’s sponsor Organifi is doing to combat that. (52:02)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why should I do compound lifts when I can build a good looking body with isolation movements? (56:19)
  • #Quah question #2 - What causes the small muscles in your upper back and rotator cuff not to strengthen, resulting in shoulder pain? (1:02:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do mini bulks and cuts compare to traditional 3-month intervals of bulking and leaning out? (1:10:22)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think about Gymshark now sponsoring gamers? (1:14:41)

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Oct 23, 2020
1407: Build Amazing Shoulders With These 10 Forgotten Exercises
50:17

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten ways you can build impressive shoulders using exercises that very few people do.

  • Why shoulders are the most sought out body part to develop. (2:15)
  • A moment that changed the game for Adam. (4:30)
  • The importance of having healthy shoulders. (8:05)
  • How Sal was motivated by negative feedback to train properly. (12:00)
  • The 10 Forgotten Exercises to Build Amazing Shoulders. (13:44)
  • Prime and mobilize first. (14:50)
  • #1 – Handcuff with rotation. (19:07)
  • #2 – Loaded heart swing with Indian clubs or kettlebell halos. (20:00)
  • #3 – Overhead carry. (23:19)
  • #4 – Kettlebell bottoms-up press. (26:58)
  • #5 – High pulls. (30:12)
  • #6 – Hang clean to a press. (33:19)
  • #7 – Z press. (34:32)
  • #8 – Alternating shoulder press. (36:53)
  • #9 – Incline lateral raise. (41:18)
  • #10 – Reverse fly. (45:12)
  • How to incorporate these into your routine TODAY! (47:53)

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Oct 22, 2020
1406: The Fat Burning Effect of Building Muscle, How to Get Better at Dips, Finding Your Perfect Squat Depth & More
01:18:20

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether there is such a thing as too deep of a squat, tips for dips, how many calories a pound of muscle actually burns, and whether you can eat as much healthy whole food as you want and not gain fat.

  • Mind Pump Recommends, Stay Here on Netflix. (7:00)
  • The importance of having your money make money for you. (12:27)
  • Sleepless nights with Mind Pump. (20:36)
  • The first OnlyFans University has opened! (23:10)
  • When to have the “sex talk” with your kids. (26:50)
  • The alarming and dangerous conversations on Facebook. (32:22)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Impact Theory conversation with Vusi Thembekwayo. (34:38)
  • Blue light blocking glasses and the impact they have on your sleep. (41:47)
  • Sal loves martial arts. (43:40)
  • Public Goods, quality at wholesale prices. (45:21)
  • Lego making their case to lower their carbon footprint. (47:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there such a thing as too deep of a squat? Or is it only limited by one’s mobility? (50:39)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you provide tips for dips? (56:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – On a recent episode, you guys talked about how a pound of muscle burns approximately 50 extra calories, but I recently read that this is a myth and that a pound of muscle only burns 7-15 calories. Can you clarify which is true? (1:01:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – Some people claim calories in versus calories out, is what determines fat gain. While others say if you eat healthy whole foods, no matter how much you eat, you will not gain fat. What is your take on this? (1:09:34)

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Oct 21, 2020
1405: How to Get One Million Followers With Brendan Kane
01:29:10

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak about how to grab people's attention and build a social media following with author Brendan Kane.

  • Why you have to have a hook to get someone to stop. (3:47)
  • Content is king. (7:44)
  • The formula behind the hook. (9:50) 
  • The misconception if you have one million followers you have millions of dollars. (24:40)
  • How to understand the difference between what people want and what people need.  (27:53)
  • New Media versus Old Media. How to win attention. (31:25)
  • When you are looking to scale, go where the traffic is, don’t create it from scratch. (34:00)
  • The power of brand advocates. (37:16)
  • The strengths and weaknesses of each social platform. (38:50) 
  • Dissecting the Mind Pump advertising strategy. (44:40)
  • The BIG tradeoff between motivation and action taking place. (48:50) 
  • The potential of podcasts. (54:33) 
  • Understanding that people perceive the world in different ways. (1:03:12)
  • Why he believes Facebook will never die. (1:06:15)
  • The most common mistakes content creators make. (1:09:28)
  • The psychology behind elections and social media. (1:12:20)
  • How communication is math. (1:20:09)
  • The characteristics of the “perfect” client. (1:21:45)
  • Why he likes to help people grow. (1:24:01)
  • Can you grab attention and can you maintain it? (1:26:10)

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Oct 19, 2020
1404: The Importance of Hand Position When Exercising the Triceps, What to Do If You Are Always Hungry, the Fallacy That Partial Reps Help Save Joints & More
01:14:50

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the advantages of using a supinated grip over a pronated grip for tricep exercises, the validity of training with partial reps or a limited range of motion to save joints, strategies to deal with a big appetite, and the pros & cons of chiropractic care.

  • Mind Pump’s favorite comic book heroes and villains. (4:38)
  • Mind Pump reminisces on their childhood collections. (7:30)
  • Wild wildlife stories with Mind Pump. (14:43)
  • Qantas Airways ‘flight to nowhere’. (21:26)
  • Mind Pump’s Halloween plans. (25:10)
  • Welcome back Mind Pump sponsor Caldera! (26:05)
  • Predictions for the US election. (29:21)
  • Fun Facts with Justin: Do you believe in superstitions? (33:10)
  • Get your own Pluto Pillow! (38:25)
  • Strange Science with Sal. (40:30)
  • Kids will blow your mind! (43:03)
  • Mind Pump Investments. (46:19)
  • #Quah question #1 – When is it more advantageous to use a supinated grip over a pronated grip for tricep exercises? It’s obviously risker when doing exercises like skull crushers, but does it hit the tri’s at a different angle? (48:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – What would you tell a client who was told they only have to train with partial reps or a limited range of motion to save joints? (54:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – I have a big appetite and I always feel hungry. What are some strategies you have used to help? Are there foods you have used to hack big appetites? (1:00:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – There is a lot of skepticism on chiropractic therapy and its origins. What are your opinions and do you think it helps? (1:04:56)

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Oct 17, 2020
1403: The Impact Sleep Has on Muscle Gain, the Importance of Arching the Back When Benching, How to Remedy Muscle Knots & More
01:13:58

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the impact insufficient sleep has on making muscle gains, the benefit, if any, that arching the back has during the bench press, using fasting to increase appetite for a bulk, and how to alleviate and prevent muscle knots.

  • Pre-birth preparations for baby Di Stefano. (5:16)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix, and The Right Stuff on Disney+. (10:57)
  • Weird News with Sal. (15:29)
  • The future of retail and the entrepreneurial opportunities that lie ahead. (17:58)
  • Adam’s first COVID eating out experience and baby Maximus updates. (22:35)
  • The benefits of red-light therapy to relieve pain. (29:12)
  • Prayers to Dak Prescott. (30:38)
  • Studies with Sal. (32:25)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and lockdowns. (37:47)
  • Organifi’s Gold Juice + Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes. (40:24)
  • Why are the NBA Finals ratings so down? (41:15)
  • More Studies with Sal. (44:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – If your training, diet, and programming are pretty close to being 100%, how negative of an impact does only sleeping 6 hours, 5 days a week have on making muscle gains? (48:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the deal with arching the back during the bench press? I personally can’t arch my back that much, but I see some people with some serious arches when benching. Is it a big benefit? (54:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – Adam has said that he had success with fasting to increase appetite for a bulk. Can you provide some details on this? (59:59)
  • #Quah question #4 - How can I alleviate or prevent muscle knots? I get persistent knots on my legs, psoas, and the back of my knees which are very painful to work out. The knots seem to get worse after exercise and better after a hot bath. (1:05:09)

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Oct 16, 2020
1402: Good Stress Vs. Bad Stress & How to Know the Difference
51:31

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin break down different kinds of stress and how to become more resilient to the challenges life throws at us.

  • Why all stress is NOT bad. (2:35)
  • How we NEED stress to adapt and grow. (4:50)
  • The different categories of stress. (7:14)
  • Why balance is SO important. (9:18)
  • How good stress can become bad stress. (10:21)
  • Characteristics that describe “good” stress. (13:53)
  • The characteristics of “bad” stress. (21:11)
  • How our thoughts dictate our feelings. (26:42)
  • How to become aware of good versus bad stress and tips to increase your body’s resilient capacity. (28:07)
    • Are you adapting or getting better? (28:45)
    • Your life experiences. (33:12)
    • Have a strong support network. (36:31)
    • Get better sleep. (38:08)
    • Unplug and detach from your home environment. (39:28)
    • Get out in nature. (41:22)
    • Inject calm exercise and movement into your routine. (43:15)
    • Connect with people in real life. (44:17)
    • Learn to let loose. (45:58)
    • Have a regular mindfulness or spiritual practice. (49:38)

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Oct 15, 2020
1401: How to Improve Your Overhead Press, Techniques to Eliminate Muscle Imbalances, the Value of a Post Workout Cool Down & More
01:10:46

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about getting better at the overhead press, how to fix an imbalance between lats, the best way to cool down after a workout, and good shoes for squatting and deadlifting.

  • Courteney is looking GOOD. (5:38)
  • Jessica likes Sal THICCC. (9:03)
  • Baby stories with Mind Pump. (11:54)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu. (21:53)
  • Sal’s Supplement Corner. (29:07)
  • How distance learning does not favor the parents. (31:10)
  • Swim lessons with the Schafer’s. (36:45)
  • Mind Pump remanences on old 90’s commercials. (40:59)
  • Wisdom versus knowledge. (44:43)
  • Justin’s embracing his feminine side. (47:28)
  • NCI Certifications x Mind Pump. (48:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – What can you do to get better at the overhead press? (51:00)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do I fix an imbalance between my left and right lats? (55:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – What value does a cool down provide after a workout? What is the best way to cool down? (59:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you recommend a good shoe for squatting and deadlifting? Does it make a difference or would you bother? (1:04:08)

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Oct 14, 2020
1400: Why Everyone Should Exercise
46:34

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover 10 reasons why everyone should exercise.

  • The difference between exercise and being active. (2:45)
  • Mind Pump on the benefits of exercise for the average person. (4:10)
  • Why Everyone Should Exercise. (11:36)
  • #1 – Makes you happier. (11:56)
  • #2 – Makes fat loss easier. (16:30)
  • #3 – Excellent for building muscle and strengthening your bones. (19:14)
  • #4 – Increases your energy levels. (21:51)
  • #5 – Reduces the risk of chronic diseases. (27:14)
  • #6 – Helps skin health. (29:39)
  • #7 – Incredible for the brain. (31:41)
  • #8 – Improves sleep quality. (36:25)
  • #9 – Reduces pain. (38:42)
  • #10 – Gives you better sex. (41:15)

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Oct 12, 2020
1399: How & When to Use Momentum During Lifts, Eating & Training Tips for Women Who Have Lost Their Period, Using Soreness to Guage Overtraining & More
01:04:40

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about muscle groups and exercises that benefit from adding momentum, how sore is too sore, training & nutrition for women who are missing their period and are trying to get it back, and whether it is better to eat breakfast before or after a morning workout. 

  • Adam’s ultimate bachelor pad from back in the day. (4:27)
  • Adam likes it COLD. (9:01)
  • STD’s and the aging population. (10:50)
  • Mind Pump’s hot takes from the VP debate. (14:50)
  • Sal’s son LOVES video games. (19:25)
  • Mind Pump Workouts. (22:05)
  • How would you spend a million dollars a day? (25:36)
  • Mind Pump Investments. (27:09)
  • Have we seen the October surprise? (29:06)
  • Studies with Sal. (31:09)
  • Who has a better reach today, Howard Stern or Joe Rogan? (32:15)
  • The controversy surrounding streaming farms. (34:10)
  • Magic Spoon’s customizable boxes. (37:21)
  • More Studies with Sal. (39:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – The barbell push-press uses momentum that allows more weight for the shoulders. What are some other muscle groups and exercises that benefit from adding momentum? (44:27)
  • #Quah question #2 – As far as overtraining goes, how sore is too sore? (50:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you go about training & nutrition for women who are missing their period and are trying to get it back? Do you have to be more careful with those who have suffered eating disorders in the past? (53:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – For people working out in the mornings, is it better to eat breakfast before or after the workout? (58:35)

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Oct 10, 2020
1398: How to Know When You Are Drinking Too Much Caffeine, When You Should Lower a Deadlift Under Control Vs. Dropping It, How to Distinguish Between Being Lazy & Actually Needing a Day Off & More
01:10:31

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about controlling a deadlift back to the ground vs. dropping it, how to tell the difference between being lazy and actually needing to take a day off, when to cap your caffeine consumption, and whether following your passion is bad advice.

  • School subjects Mind Pump was weak in. (4:00)
  • New supplement category that is exploding! (12:17)
  • You can die from eating too much black licorice?! (16:32)
  • Justin Recommends, Black Sails on Starz. (21:13)
  • Vuori is now climate neutral. (22:42)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite fast-food chains. (24:49)
  • Adam Recommends, The Playbook on Netflix. (29:08)
  • Studies with Sal and the value of blue light-blocking glasses. (35:44)
  • Funny news with Sal. (41:04)
  • Mind Pump appreciates South Park. (42:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – What do you guys think about controlling a deadlift back to the ground vs. dropping it? (44:37)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you tell the difference between being lazy and actually needing to take a day off? (48:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you know when to cap your caffeine consumption and how do energy drinks contrast with pre-workouts? (53:26)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is following your passion bad advice? (1:00:59)

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Oct 09, 2020
1397: 5 Ways to Maintain Muscle When You’re Sick or Injured
45:37

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover five different ways to maintain muscle when you are recovering from an illness or injury.

  • How to navigate around an injury or being sick. (3:47)
  • Mind Pump Revelations: Don’t be afraid of going backward. (5:54)
  • 5 Ways to Maintain Muscle When You’re Sick or Injured.
  • #1 – Focus on healing. (12:03)
  • #2 – Train what you can. (25:23)
  • #3 – Dial in that nutrition. (30:50)
  • #4 – Apply static tension. (34:12)
  • #5 – Utilize blood flow restriction (BFR) training. (38:25)

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Oct 08, 2020
1396: The Best Mind to Muscle Ab Exercises, Primal Movement Vs. Animal Flow, How to Perform Your Best No Matter What Is Going on in Your Life & More
01:13:52

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best ab exercises that help with the mind to muscle connection, thoughts on Primal Movement & Animal Flow, what it takes to always be “ON” and why they partnered up instead of going solo.

  • Nesting Sal and updates on baby Di Stefano. (5:05)
  • Inheriting ‘smartass’ genetics from your parents. (9:28)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update. (14:38)
  • Ned’s new sleep product will knock you out! (18:10)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, South Park – The Pandemic Special on Comedy Central. (21:04)
  • Mind Pump’s conspiracy take on President Trump getting COVID. (22:21)
  • Butcher Box is getting classy! (26:26)
  • Studies with Sal. (27:29)
  • The dark side of the fitness industry, competition coaches. (28:47)
  • Adam’s water sports. (34:24)
  • Mind Pump’s Massive Apparel Blowout Sale! (42:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some best ab exercises that will help with the mind to muscle connection? I am having trouble with my lower abs. (44:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on Primal Movement or Animal Flow? (49:25)
  • #Quah question #3 - What does it take to always be “ON”? (56:21)
  • #Quah question #4 – Why did you guys partner up instead of going solo? How did you balance the ego of I’m bringing this much to the business and they are only bringing this much? (1:02:38)

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Oct 07, 2020
1395: Hunter McIntyre on Steroid Use in CrossFit, Avoiding Negativity, Surviving a Business Downturn & More
01:02:51

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk with the ever colorful Hunter McIntyre.

  • Hunter’s CrossFit experience. (3:44)
  • Shout out to Dave Castro. (9:00)
  • The realm of steroids in the CrossFit industry. (13:10)
  • Will he compete in their court again? (17:38)
  • The difference in cultures between OCR and CrossFit. (19:03)
  • His hot take on the Greg Glassman debacle and the future of CrossFit. (20:00)
  • Why he thinks a lot of CrossFit coaches are idiots. (21:58)
  • No pain, no gain. (24:53)
  • How if you put anything in his mouth, he will survive. (27:20)
  • Why he doesn’t watch TV and tips to avoid negativity. (29:51)
  • How he balances the negative baggage. (32:38)
  • Why he is removing himself from the playing field. (34:36)
  • Shifting his environment in a positive direction, the creation of OCR Stars. (37:00)
  • Surviving a business downturn. (42:07)
  • How exercise is therapeutic. (48:47)
  • How he accelerates his healing capacity. (52:31)
  • Hunter’s COVID queen. (56:14)

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Oct 05, 2020
1394: How to Build More Muscle & Lose More Fat by Reducing Stress, the Best Priming Movements to Improve Your Big Lifts, the Effectiveness of Kettlebells Vs. Dumbbells & More
01:09:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why taking a vacation can help you reach your fitness goals more effortlessly, the best priming movements for squats, deadlifts, bench press and the other big lifts, whether kettlebells are superior to dumbbells, and how a new trainer can overcome imposter syndrome.

  • Reality TV, real or fake? (3:30)
  • Jessica’s journey at the DMV. (11:30)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (16:05)
  • Mind Pump approves of MIIR’s camp cups. (17:22)
  • Sal’s Conspiracy Corner. (18:16)
  • Adam’s Spotify/Joe Rogan conspiracy theory. (19:02)
  • The importance of teamwork. (21:32)
  • Larry Wheels strength dumbfounds Sal. (28:49)
  • Is UFC star Israel Adesanya on steroids?! (29:59)
  • Studies with Sal. (37:01)
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte, Organifi edition. (39:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – When I go on vacation or take a week off exercise and ease up slightly on nutrition, I lose weight, my digestion is better, and I sleep great. Why is this and how do I go back to my everyday life and keep up the positive momentum? (41:16)
  • #Quah question #2 - What priming movements are best for squats, deadlifts, bench press, and the other big lifts? (46:37)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are kettlebells superior to dumbbells? (51:10)
  • #Quah question #4 – What was it like as a new trainer? How did you get your first real client? I am new to personal training and I know I am capable of helping others. However, I am also aware that I am experiencing a little bit of imposter syndrome? What are tips to help you navigate the landscape with honesty and confidence without turning away clients? (55:42)

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Oct 03, 2020
1393: The Best Way to Grow Your Forearms, How to Get a Back Pump, When to Mix Up Cardio & More
01:07:09

 In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about good ways to phase workouts besides strength and hypertrophy, the best way to grow forearm size, tips to get a back pump, and how often to mix up cardio in order for your body not to adapt to the activity.

  • How even Mind Pump still overtrains. (4:26)
  • How to develop a winning mindset. (14:18)
  • Avatar betting on themselves. (19:46)
  • The HUGE Disney layoffs. (22:19)
  • The gut health properties of Oli Pop soda. (26:44)
  • Mind Pump’s beer of choice. (29:00)
  • Sal’s social media break. (30:15)
  • Studies with Sal and the importance of third-party testing. (37:34)
  • Drones are delivering organs now?! (42:26)
  • Your phone is listening. (45:33)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are good ways to phase workouts besides strength and hypertrophy? I’m still stuck in the home gym with limited weight. (47:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to grow forearm size? (50:47)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any tips to get a back pump? (56:01)
  • #Quah question #4 – How often would you have to mix up cardio for your body not to adapt? Or does your body consider all the same over time? (59:36)

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Oct 02, 2020
1392: 10 Habits of Super-Healthy People
56:52

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten of the most important habits shared by healthy people.

  • The important skill of modeling successful people’s actions and habits. (2:37)
  • 10 Habits of Super-Healthy People. (7:08)
  • #1 – Planned (break)fast. (8:12)
  • #2 – Track water intake. (13:57)
  • #3 – Take walk breaks. (18:26)
  • #4 – Unplug from tech. (24:38)
  • #5 – Follow in love with growth, instead of winning. (30:00)
  • #6 – Prioritize and optimize sleep. (35:03)
  • #7 – Build muscle and lift weights. (40:38)
  • #8 – Go outside and get fresh air. (44:42)
  • #9 – Stay mobile. (47:32)
  • #10 – Have a mindfulness practice. (49:54)

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Oct 01, 2020
1391: How to Substitute Dumbbells for Barbells for the Big Lifts, Meeting Your Macros Vs. Meeting Your Calories, When to Incorporate the Turkish Get-Up Into Your Workout & More
01:03:32

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about using dumbbells for squats, lunges, chest press, overhead press, and deadlifts, prioritizing meeting your macros vs. meeting your calories, when a Turkish Get-Up is useful, and a good progression for introducing weightlifting to kids and teens.

  • Justin’s ‘happy baby pose’. (4:19)
  • Proper grocery store etiquette. (6:49)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update. (9:15)
  • The power of the ‘babies touch’. (18:28)
  • Joe Rogan, Spotify, and the growing topic of censorship. (22:32)
  • Missing the mark of the benefits of grass-fed meat. (29:32)
  • COVID-19 and blue light blocking glasses. (32:27)
  • Studies with Sal. (35:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can I use dumbbells for squats, lunges, chest press, overhead press, and deadlifts? Does it have to be a barbell or am I just wasting my time? (38:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's more important, meeting your macros or meeting your calories? (43:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your views on the Turkish Get-Up? What is it useful for and what situation would you program it? (46:14)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is a good progression for introducing weightlifting to kids and teens? (54:33)

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Sep 30, 2020
1390: The State of the Gym Industry with UFC Gym President Adam Sedlack
01:47:58

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with UFC Gym president Adam Sedlack.

  • The funny story of how Adam met Sal. (4:00)
  • Adam’s 24 Hour Fitness journey. (6:54)
  • What was it like working for Ray Wilson and Mark Mastrov? (10:04)
  • Was the transition rocky when 24 Hour acquired Family Fitness? (12:41)
  • The evolution of the gym space: His take on the race to the least expensive. (13:44)
  • The pivotal moment he knew 24 Hour was doomed. (18:54)
  • The COVID-19 impact on the industry and how the UFC Gyms adapted. (21:22)
  • His theory on how Planet Fitness is surviving right now. (27:34)
  • Why he believes Governor Gavin Newsom’s policies are costing people their lives. (29:25)
  • Behind closed doors conversations: The strategic way UFC Gyms are bringing back the fitness model. (38:39)
  • How to get involved politically to make a change. (42:06)
  • The mental health effects. (46:00)
  • Changing the narrative of fitness, how the at-home model is bringing more fitness awareness. (49:33)
  • Mark Mastrov, making BIG moves. (55:58)
  • How to build consumer trust in the COVID-19 era. (57:35)
  • Their strategy with new media. (1:00:30)
  • Does he see any permanent changes to the market? (1:05:49)
  • Is remote work a way of the future? (1:10:03)
  • His advice to the single gym owner. (1:10:55)
  • How to create a community in a two-dimensional world. (1:12:47)
  • How you live your journey today will make the difference. (1:15:30)
  • From the front desk to President, the evolution of Adam Sedlack. (1:16:54)
  • The moment in his journey that changed his life. (1:20:04)
  • How to identify honest and authentic people. (1:24:47)
  • Fitness, the best personal growth tool there is. (1:26:36)
  • Navigating family life during a pandemic. (1:28:28)
  • Building a legacy through actions. (1:31:58) 
  • Are there things he would have done differently when starting a family? (1:34:45)
  • Going all-in on being the RV guy. (1:37:25)
  • What you may not know about Mark Mastrov. (1:38:35)

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Sep 28, 2020
1389: The Whole Body Effect of Training Individual Muscles, Training for First Responders, Life Changing Early Life Lessons & More
01:11:40

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether the muscle building signal you send when you perform resistance training is specific to only the muscles you train or if it can have an overall effect on the body, training for the firefighter academy, the benefit to sitting cross-legged for hip mobility, and realizations they had in their 20’s that changed their life.

  • Justin’s proud father moment. (5:31)
  • Mind Pump’s biggest insecurities. (9:20)
  • Justin ‘vegan-ish’ day. (12:12)
  • Studies with Sal. (15:33)
  • How Instagram is slowing turning into a PG-13 version of Porn Hub. (19:53)
  • Amazon’s bike snafu. (24:01)
  • Zoom is crushing! (28:12)
  • Magic Spoon, catering to their audience. (31:44)
  • The safety of gyms in the COVID-19 era. (34:36)
  • Is Joe Rogan being censored by Spotify? (37:46)
  • The booming market of customizable pillows. (46:25)
  • #Quah question #1 - Is the muscle-building signal you send, when you perform resistance training, specific to only the muscles you train, or can it  have an overall effect on the body? I recently sustained a knee injury and can’t do lower body training. I am trying to preserve muscle. (48:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm training for the firefighter academy. I’m 6’1”, 195 pounds, and have been following MAPS Anabolic. Which program should I choose next, and should I be at maintenance or bulk? I need to be running with 75 pounds of equipment. (52:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – I spend most of my day on a chair due to online classes. Is there any benefit to sitting cross-legged for hip mobility or should I just do exercises to prevent low back pain? (58:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – What realizations did you have in your 20’s that changed your life? (1:03:03)

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Sep 26, 2020
1388: The Benefits of Contralateral Training, the Truth About Alkaline Water, Gaining Credibility as an Out of Shape Trainer & More
01:09:29

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about contralateral training, the value of Alkaline & PH water, whether foam rolling is good for recovery, and credibility of out of shape personal trainers.

  • Morning moodiness is a real thing. (5:01)
  • The potential value of bullies. (8:20)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, My Octopus Teacher on Netflix. (18:28)
  • The value of debate and why Sal recommends Allsides.com. (24:03)
  • The at-home workout “bike wars.” Who will win?! (28:27)
  • Compass pathways, psilocybin-therapy firm, goes public. (33:56)
  • It’s pumpkin spice season! (35:53)
  • Is Halloween canceled this year? (36:32)
  • The benefits of tea tree oil for the scalp and how Adam has been using Dr. Squatch to remedy it.  (39:00)
  • Going to the movies in the COVID era. (42:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is contralateral training and who does it benefit? (45:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are alkaline & PH water another processed item on the market? Or are they worth the money? (51:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is foam rolling good for recovery and can it help you recover faster? (55:59)
  • #Quah question #4 – In your opinion, how credible is a personal trainer if they’re not in their best shape at the moment? (1:00:12)

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Sep 25, 2020
1387: Turning Your Body Into a Fat-Burning Machine
51:35

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss four things you can do to turn your body into a fat burning machine.

  • Understanding your body’s survival mechanisms when it comes to fat loss. (3:29)
  • The misconception of wanting to be “smaller.” (9:55)
  • Addressing the psychology hurdle. (13:01)
  • How to turn your body into a fat-burning machine automatically. (16:18)
  • The 4 Ways You Can Turn Your Body Into a Fat-Burning Machine. (22:04)
  • #1 - Stress management. (22:18)
  • #2 – Lift weights properly to build muscle. (31:46)
  • #3 – Use cardiovascular activity as a supportive role. (37:03)
  • #4 – Pay attention to your nutrition. (43:41)

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Sep 24, 2020
1386: The Difference Between Strength & Hypertrophy Training, Natural Ways to Balance Female Hormones, Identifying the Underlying Causes of Poor Squat Form & More
01:16:02

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how the difference between strength training and hypertrophy training, natural approaches to helping eliminate anxiety, how to know if needing to change foot position for a squat is due to limited mobility or is related to individual hip anatomy, & how to balance hormones as a female.

  • Gymshark, the Shredz of athleisure wear. (6:15)
  • Vuori is building their business off quality and not social media. (12:20)
  • How to be inclusive without virtue signaling? (17:10)
  • Mind Pump Reminisces, the Def Leppard effect. (18:20)
  • Putting things into perspective. A grandfather’s legacy. (21:45)
  • Justin’s new look paying off in the bedroom? (27:30)
  • Is a lack of training causing all these football injuries? (30:44)
  • UFC, MAGA versus BLM? (32:05)
  • Will social media become regulated? (34:32)
  • New Product Alert from Ned! (37:24)
  • Sal’s favorite arm superset with a suspension trainer. (41:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the difference between strength training and hypertrophy training? Don’t they both produce muscle mass? (43:27)
  • #Quah question #2 – My doctor recently just put me on Xanax for anxiety issues. I feel this is just a band-aide. What are some better, natural approaches for helping eliminate anxiety? (51:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do we know if needing to change foot position for a squat, such as widening feet or slightly pointing toes outward, is due to limited mobility or if it’s related to individual hip anatomy? (56:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you have any tips on how to balance hormones as a female? When training load is near athlete levels? (1:05:30)

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Sep 23, 2020
1385: How to Start Your Fitness & Fat Loss Journey
48:20

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss five easy ways to start a fitness and fat loss journey.

  • Mind Pump speaking to the average person and how to begin their health journey. (2:44)
  • The 5 fundamental steps you can add to your lifestyle TODAY to start your fitness and fat loss journey. (7:20)
  • #1 – Avoid heavily processed foods. (9:03)
  • #2 – Try and hit your protein target. (23:46)
  • #3 – Build muscle to create a faster metabolism. (28:56)
  • #4 – Increase daily activity. (35:15)
  • #5 – Get good sleep. (39:42)

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Sep 21, 2020
1384: Calisthenics Vs. Weight Training for Building Muscle, How to Equip a Home Gym, the Effect of Stimulants on Muscle Growth & More
01:05:57

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how calisthenics compare to weight training for building muscle, improving health and general wellness, what equipment to buy for a home gym, how stimulants affect the anabolic process and recovery, and how to train clients who have lost their period.

  • New Product Alert from Organifi! (4:16)
  • The moment you realize that certain foods affect you. (10:28)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Alone on Netflix. (15:12)
  • The COVID prohibition era. (25:00)
  • Adam’s Vegas tales. (29:20)
  • Cool News with Sal. (33:27)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (37:27)
  • Weird Real Estate Facts with Adam. (39:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – How would you compare calisthenics to weight training for building muscle, improving health, and general wellness? (41:54)
  • #Quah question #2 – You have $5,000 to spend on a home gym, what do you buy? (46:39)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do stimulants affect the anabolic process and recovery? (52:27)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you go about training and nutrition with clients who have lost their period? (59:42)

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Sep 19, 2020
1383: The Best Exercises to Target the Inner & Outer Thighs, Avoiding Lower Belly Fat When Bulking, How to Balance Healthy Foods & Snacks & More
01:12:38

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises to target inner and outer thighs for females that don't have to be done on a weight machine, whether TRX training is really for everyone, the best way to combat midsection fat when bulking, and how to pack a healthy lunch for a child.

  • Cobra Kai, a Mind Pump favorite. (5:45)
  • Sal’s great realization. (9:14)
  • Balancing cravings and alcohol. (11:24)
  • In entertainment news from Mind Pump. (17:21)
  • #TBT (19:13)
  • Instant Pot/Butcher Box, a match made in heaven. (22:57)
  • Netflix is feeling the heat over the “Cuties’ backlash. (27:32)
  • How adolescence is getting stretched out more and more. (31:35)
  • Building impact and income in the fitness space. (33:07)
  • Justin’s excitement for the new season of the Mandalorian. (36:13)
  • Mind Pump Conversations: Is the work from home model here to stay? (36:55)
  • Mind Pump Investments: The migration out of metropolitan cities and why rents are going down. (40:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises to target inner and outer thighs for females that don't have to be done on a weight machine? (47:45)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on TRX training? Is it really for everyone? (52:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – Every time I bulk, I feel like I inevitably put on too much body fat. Specifically, around my midsection. No matter how slow or clean the bulk is, I always see midsection fat appear. What is the best way to combat this or at least keep it to a minimum? (56:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am having a son soon and my biggest concern is when he is school-aged and needs to have a packed lunch. I really don’t want him eating this garbage school food, but I feel like it’s hard to meal prep for a child. What have you done or plan to do? (1:00:14)

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Sep 18, 2020
1382: Why Everyone Should Squat
51:24

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin go into five reasons everyone should squat.

  • Mind Pump’s motivation behind why everyone should squat. (2:45)
  • The common reasons why people don’t squat. (6:26)
  • The benefits of fundamental human movements. (12:18)
  • The bodybuilder mentality. (15:30)
  • Why a beginner should squat. The importance of laying the foundation first. (19:57)
  • The best exercise for overall strength. (27:10)
  • The importance of hip-hinging. (35:34)
  • How squatting speeds up the metabolism and promotes fat loss. (37:13)
  • Emphasizing on practicing the skill and the mobility factor. (39:20)
  • Pro or Con: The popular exercises people replace the squat with. (42:56)

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Sep 17, 2020
1381: Why Planks Can Train Bad Posture, Correctional Exercises for Knock Knees, the Benefits of Float Therapy & More
01:15:01
  • Morning workouts are NOT for Adam and Justin. (6:39)
  • Weird news with Sal. (9:11)
  • Mind Pump Recommends (Un)well on Netflix. (12:00)
  • Why you should handle the BIG rocks first when it comes to your health. (13:39)
  • Mind Pump Recommends the Social Dilemma on Netflix. (19:11)
  • Mind Pump approves a Presidential Debate hosted by Joe Rogan. (35:37)
  • Mind Pump Conversations: The future of the gym space. (37:45)
  • How to get enough nutrients in when calories are low. (46:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have heard some trainers say that they are anti-plank, due to them training bad posture. What is your opinion on that? (49:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – NASM teaches flexibility training before strength. You guys have said you train your clients for strength first, so now I am confused? (55:56)
  • #Quah question #3 – What correctional exercises would you recommend for clients with knocking knees? (1:02:02)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think about float therapy? (1:08:17)

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Sep 16, 2020
1380: The 10 Best Resistance Band Exercises
45:48

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the 10 most effective resistance band exercises.

  • How good things stick. (1:45)
  • Mind Pump Reminisces on the history of resistance bands, their introduction to them & MORE. (2:30)
  • The versatility and unique value of resistance bands. (10:55)
  • The Top 10 Best Resistance Band Exercises. (18:13)
    • #1 – Band bodyweight hip thrusts. (18:56)
    • #2 – Band squats. (21:24)
    • #3 – Band stiff-legged deadlifts. (24:21)
    • #4 – Band Pushups. (27:19)
    • #5 – Straight arm pulldowns with bands. (29:09)
    • #6 – Band pull-aparts. (31:18)
    • #7 – Band upright rows. (33:35)
    • #8 – Band hammer curls. (33:35)
    • #9 – Band overhead tricep extensions. (37:48)
    • #10 – Band wood chops. (41:13)

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Sep 14, 2020
1379: How to Develop the Upper Chest, the Dangers of Undereating Fat, the Negative Impact of Marijuana on Muscle Growth & More
01:05:22

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to develop the upper chest, the consequences of eating below the minimum daily requirement of fat,  whether running with a plastic bag over the upper body helps burn more calories, and how smoking weed impacts gains.

  • TV from back in the day. (4:27)
  • Adam’s insecure moment. (6:54)
  • California looks like Mars. (10:55)
  • The controversial business of private firefighting. (13:07)
  • Courteney Andrews is on a mission. (17:15)
  • Mind Pump Reviews Mulan on Disney+. (19:42)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite Disney films. (22:05)
  • We are living in the greatest time alive for conspiracy theories. (23:15)
  • Facebook backlash. (24:48)
  • The Madden 2021 controversy. (29:41)
  • Unconscious learning underlies belief in God, study suggests. (32:49)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (37:11)
  • How the Pluto Pillow eliminated Sal’s neck pain. (40:34)
  • #Quah question #1 - How do you develop the upper chest? (43:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the consequences of eating below the minimum daily requirement of fat? (50:39)
  • #Quah question #3 – Does running with a plastic bag over the upper body help burn more calories? (54:48)
  • #Quah question #4 - Can smoking weed impact gains? (58:08)

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Sep 12, 2020
1378: How to Increase Your Deadlift Strength, Squats & Spine Compression, Soreness as an Indicator of Workout Effectiveness & More
01:07:45

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the top three or four supplemental exercises to boost overall deadlift strength, research about squats compressing spine, doing more sets when you are not getting sore, and their best financial advice for newlyweds.

  • Masterworks, the stock market for paintings. (5:10)
  • Marijuana news with Adam Schafer. (7:37)
  • Making sauce with the Di Stefano’s. (13:22)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Away on Netflix and Robin’s Wish on Prime Video. (22:18)
  • The Andrews go creek walking. (29:12)
  • Magic Spoon and Public Goods are exploding! (31:20)
  • More shenanigans going on with California’s government officials. (33:44)
  • Justin’s ‘redneck’ wasp trap hack. (37:16)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the top three or four supplemental exercises you can do to boost overall deadlift strength? (39:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – My dad’s doctor told him he shouldn’t squat because it compresses your spine when you load weight on your back. Instead, he just does leg presses. Is there any research you’ve seen about squats compressing your spine? (44:52)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you are not getting sore, should you do more sets in your workout? (53:02)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your best financial advice for newlyweds? (57:05)

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Sep 11, 2020
1377: From Couch to Deep Squat in 90 Days
39:57

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin lay out steps to dramatically improve your squat in just 90 days.

  • Why is the squat so important? (3:48)
  • A valuable measure of your body’s progression. (5:07)
  • The impact squats have on your joints and muscles. (7:38)
  • The difference between a partial and full squat. (11:24)
  • How to get to the point where you can squat fully with good control and strength in 90 days (with caveats). (11:58)
  • What do the FIRST 30 days look like? (19:00)
  • What does the SECOND 30 days look like? (29:41)
  • What do the FINAL 30 days look like? (33:38)

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Sep 10, 2020
1376: Ways to Add More Protein to Your Diet, the Benefits of the Dumbbell Pullover, the Best Priming Movements for Golfers & More
01:14:13

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how a picky person can get more protein into their diet, why the dumbbell pullover has fallen out a favor, good priming movements for golfers, and what to do off days to stimulate muscle growth.

  • Mind Pump Testimonials. (6:59)
  • Awkward sex scenes in movies. (14:48)
  • How to stay consistent when life gets in the way. (21:09)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite moments in lifting. (25:50)
  • Reminiscing over old home movies and pictures. (28:20)
  • Weird science with Sal. (33:28)
  • Entering the home stretch for Baby Di Stefano’s arrival. (38:22)
  • Sal’s sleep routine hack. (43:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – I am an extremely picky person and it’s hard for me to eat meat every day. I don’t like whey protein and I can’t eat enough eggs in the day to meet my protein intake. What options do I have left? (46:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – Why do you think the dumbbell pullover has fallen out a favor in the fitness community? When people like Arnold, and others in his time, used it regularly? Especially since it’s referred to the squat of the upper body? (55:19)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are good priming movements for golfers? (1:00:12)
  • #Quah question #4 – While doing a three-day full-body routine, what do you recommend doing on the off days to stimulate muscle growth? I’ve heard Sal promote trigger sessions. Can you explain what those are and how those help? (1:04:52)

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Sep 09, 2020
1375: How to Train Before, During & After Pregnancy
48:54

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk how to eat and train before, during and after pregnancy.

  • The benefits of proper activity before, during, and after pregnancy. (2:25)
  • The real work is done NOW. (5:02)
  • The goals of exercise and pregnancy. (7:32)
  • Let’s talk about insulin sensitivity. (10:05)
  • The common mistakes made. (15:00)
  • How to Train Before, During & After Pregnancy. (17:20)
    • The 1st trimester. (18:26)
      • Great exercises to incorporate. (22:39)
      • Do your best diet-wise. (26:35)
      • What does the routine look like? (27:12)
    • The 2nd trimester. (27:40)
      • Great exercises to incorporate. (28:37)
      • What does your routine look like? (32:42)
    • The 3rd trimester. (33:01)
      • Great exercises to incorporate. (35:32)
  • Busting the myth of “eating for two.” (40:03)
  • Be easy with yourself. (44:57)

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Sep 07, 2020
1374: How to Strengthen Your Joints, the Dangers of Chemicals in Skincare Products, the Best Exercises & Mobility Drills for Athletes & More
01:17:21

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises to strengthen the joints, go-to exercises and mobility drills for athletes, the best way to avoid a hernia, and how deodorants, shampoos, etc. can adversely affect our bodies.

  • The Schafer’s have their first scare with Maximus. (4:56)
  • Mind Pump’s stupidest things they did as teenagers. (15:54)
  • The Joe Rogan Experience Spotify controversy. (21:40)
  • The scary precedent Australia is promoting. (28:17)
  • The importance of evaluating policies. (30:42)
  • How you can increase your iron intake by cooking with cast iron skillets. (32:50)
  • The ChiliPad, saving marriages since 2010. (36:13)
  • If there’s no dirt, there’s no fun. (39:50)
  • DILF wisdom. (43:55)
  • #Quah question #1 - What exercises would you recommend for a client who is looking to strengthen their joints due to the fact that they had previous injuries that were related to sprains, and or strains around the knee or ankle area? (45:53)
  • #Quah question #2 – When training athletes, what are your go-to exercises and mobility drills? (53:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – Have you had a hernia and what is the best way to avoid one? (1:00:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you guys talk about how deodorants, shampoos, etc. can adversely affect our bodies and what brands you guys recommend? (1:06:58)

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Sep 05, 2020
1373: How to Get Rid of a Lower Belly Pooch, Getting Enough Nutrients on a Low Calorie Diet, How to Adjust Your Diet When Changing Your Training & More
01:15:17

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to get rid of a mom pooch, eating enough nutrients without gaining weight, the necessity of manipulating macros when phasing into a new workout regimen every 4-6 weeks, and how to incorporate breathing into training.

  • How social media promotes false advertising. (5:17)
  • Mind Pump getting all the feels watching Cobra Kai. (21:22)
  • Pinterest leaving San Francisco. (31:38)
  • Is Carhop dining making a comeback? (35:15)
  • Mind Pump Memes. (36:09)
  • A promising new study in the anti-aging space. (38:26)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to get rid of a mom pooch? Everything has returned, but the mid-section. (40:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – You’ve talked about a study saying the average woman gains weight with an average intake of 1800 calories. But we technically need more to meet our nutrient needs. How do we combat this? Can we really eat more calories without gaining weight? (52:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should I be manipulating my macros every time I phase into a new workout regimen every 4-6 weeks? (1:00:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – Stuart McGill has talked about breathing mechanics being an important step indicator in back health. How would you incorporate breathing into training? (1:04:53)

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Sep 04, 2020
1372: How to Fix Knee Pain
47:39

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss common issues with the knees and how to prevent and correct knee pain.

  • What about the knees? (3:10)
  • How to distinguish acute versus chronic pain. (4:25)
  • What the knee is designed to do. (7:07)
  • The importance of addressing the root cause to alleviate knee pain. (9:48)
  • The false sense of stability. (14:20)
  • There is NO such thing as “bad knees.” (16:40)
  • Step #1 – Become stabile in your hips, knees, and ankles. (18:48)
  • Step #2 – Get stronger in the RIGHT way. (24:07)
  • Step #3 – Address hip mobility. (27:20)
  • Step #4 – Gain a better connection to your ankles and feet. (31:00)
    • The intent of the exercise matters! (38:01)
  • Step #5 – Target and focus on balancing your inflammatory system. (39:13)

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  • Justin Brink DC (@dr.justinbrink) on Instagram
Sep 03, 2020
1371: Strategies for Massive Weight Loss, the Benefits of Creatine for Women, How to Deal With Anxiety & More
01:29:58

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to help really overweight clients lose weight, whether creatine benefits women, ways to deal with anxiety, and how to prevent becoming burnt out as a trainer.

  • Squatch needs more manly scents. (5:13)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (8:00)
  • The moment that Sal’s world was shattered! (8:49)
  • No medicine can replace a healthy body. (11:53)
  • The Andrews Family has returned home. (21:30)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Cobra Kai on Netflix. (28:37)
  • How Sal used the Joovv light to assist with his recent back pain. (30:52)
  • Sal is back trolling on social media. (33:36)
  • Justin recommends Bill & Ted Face the Music on video on demand. (35:48)
  • Will baby Di Stefano be a boy or a girl? (38:32)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you please share your success stories of helping really overweight clients and how you helped them? It is such a different journey than training athletes and people who just want to lose a few pounds. (53:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – Creatine for women, yay, or nay? (1:07:38)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is your go-to thing for dealing with anxiety? From simple stimulation or something major that life throws at you, like Justin’s evacuation? (1:11:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – As a trainer, how do you prevent yourself from burning out? Especially emotionally? (1:19:48)

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Sep 02, 2020
1370: The 4 Reasons Your Butt is Not Building
41:15

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the four main reasons why people have a hard time building their butt and what they can do about it.

  • The JLo effect. (2:40)
  • The 4 Reasons Why People Struggle to Build Their Butt. (4:00)
    • #1 - Exercise selection. (8:50)
      • Not all exercises are created equal. (10:30)
      • The BEST butt building exercises. (14:10)
    • #2 - Poor muscle recruitment patterns. (19:38)
    • #3 - How your programming is designed. (26:37)
      • Cardio is NOT your friend. (29:43)
      • The value of hiring a good trainer. (31:44)
    • #4 - Poor nutrition. (33:48)
      • Where do I start? (35:23)

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Aug 31, 2020
1369: The Most Under-Trained Muscle, How to Preserve Muscle While Training for Endurance, the Benefits of Limiting Processed Foods & More
01:22:06

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the most chronically under-trained muscle group for most people, programming endurance into your workouts without sacrificing muscle growth, what constitutes a processed food, and whether gluttony is a fair criticism of Christianity.

1369: The Most Under-Trained Muscle, How to Preserve Muscle While Training for Endurance, the Benefits of Limiting Processed Foods & More

  • Adam’s tech surprise. (5:10)
  • Dad jokes are great. (9:37)
  • How the Pluto Pillow is a game-changer when it comes to great sleep. (10:20)
  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (13:19)
  • How every parent loves compliments, teenage growing pains & MORE. (16:26)
  • Mind Pump Reminisces: Their first experiences in the gym, the supplements they took from back in the day & MORE. (20:20)
  • Walmart putting their name in the hat for TikTok. (29:30)
  • Bella Thorne x OnlyFans. (31:48)
  • Sports are pissing people off. (33:45)
  • How Call of Duty is trying to educate their users. (38:47)
  • Adam has a bone to pick with Hard Knocks. (40:10)
  • Sal loves Adam’s Organifi “balls.” (43:20)
  • The most regretted college majors (and the least). (44:09)
  • Caught cheating on Google maps. (46:04)
  • Win a day with the Mind Pump Media Crew! #AppearOnMindPump (47:15)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the most chronically under-trained muscle group for most people? (49:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – I just did a week of steep mountain trekking and realized I have undertrained endurance. I currently lift weights 3-6 days a week. How do I program endurance or uphill trekking training into my workouts without sacrificing muscle growth? Is this possible? (56:05)
  • #Quah question #3 - What actually constitutes processed foods? Is protein powder processed? How about protein bars or yogurt? Where do you draw the line? (1:02:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you think gluttony is a fair criticism of Christianity? Have you seen clients or other use faith to back up gluttony? (1:11:14)

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  • Gary Vay-Ner-Chuk (@garyvee) on Instagram
  • Organifi (@organifi) on Instagram
Aug 29, 2020
1368: The Best Way to Preserve Muscle While Cutting, How Smelling Salts Help You Lift More, the Ideal Frequency for Mobility Work & More
01:16:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to keep muscle while cutting, whether smelling salts actually do anything physically to help you lift, how often you should to do mobility work for each body part, and staying healthy while transitioning into a more intuitive, less calculated lifestyle.

  • Why the sleepy face Justin? (5:40)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, High Score on Netflix. (8:05)
  • Mind Pump’s “Choose your character.” (17:49)
  • Paleo Valley, high-quality nutrient-dense products in pill or food form. (22:02)
  • KFC is pulling back their classic slogan amid the pandemic. (24:25)
  • When a bodybuilder does American Ninja Warrior. (28:35)
  • Good on the owners of Atilis Gym. (33:42)
  • Taking advantage of the system, the PPP loan fraud scheme. (36:01)
  • Another study supporting the benefits of resistance training. (39:01)
  • Deion Sanders x Barstool Sports. (40:40)
  • Sending prayers to Adam’s bulldog. (42:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to keep muscle while cutting? Is it possible to build muscle while in a deficit? (48:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do smelling salts do anything physically to help you lift? I heard one powerlifter say it helps open up your sinuses for easier breathing, but is that accurate? (54:32)
  • #Quah question #3 - How often should I do mobility work for each body part? I have multiple areas hindering my lifts, but find it hard to find the time needed each day. (1:01:10)
  • #Quah question #4 – I have been tracking and working with an online trainer for a while, but the constant tracking, measuring, and weighing has started to become an issue for my mental health. What are your suggested steps for someone who wants to continue to stay healthy, but also wants to transition into a more intuitive, less calculated lifestyle? (1:05:49)

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Aug 28, 2020
1367: The 5 Most Powerful Signals That Tell Your Body to Build Muscle
43:58

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss five different ways to signal your body to add muscle.

  • Piecing together the adaptation process and sending the RIGHT signals to your body. (2:08)
  • The 5 Most Powerful Signals that Tell Your Body to Build Muscle. 
    • #1 – Get stronger. (7:50)
    • #2 - The pump. (15:32)
    • #3 – Learning to increase your workload slowly over time. (22:20)
    • #4 – Increasing calorie and protein intake. (29:27)
    • #5 – Balancing your hormones by getting healthy. (34:54)

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Aug 27, 2020
1366: The Benefits of Gymnastic Ring Training, Training for Performance Over Aesthetics, How to Program Full Body Workouts & More
01:24:52

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about gymnastic rings, good performance goals to focus on, the primary and accessory exercises to program into a full body training routine, and their thoughts on bootcamps.

  • Adam versus the bear. (6:30)
  • It smells like a campfire in the bay area. (20:01)
  • Updates on the evacuation notice for the Andrews family. (20:47)
  • Putting things in perspective. (30:00)
  • The online market is exploding for trainers. (37:09)
  • A conversation surrounding the value of going to college and how statistics are misleading. (42:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is your opinion on gymnastic rings? (50:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – You guys often push to achieve performance goals versus aesthetic goals. What are some performance goals that I can focus on achieving, such as greater mobility or strength goals? (54:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you were programming a full-body routine, what primary exercises would you build it around and how would you rotate in other accessory exercises? (1:04:41)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your thoughts on boot camps? I’m a trainer who focuses more on one-on-one training, but there are other trainers in my gym who do more group HIIT training. My concern is that the average person has high stress and performing these high-intensity exercises is only exacerbating that. I am supposed to be taking over some of those classes, but I worry that they are doing more harm than good. (1:12:56)

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Aug 26, 2020
1365: Is the Way You Stand & Move Making You Sick? (Featuring Aaron Alexander)
02:12:40

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Aaron Alexander, author of The Align Method, about the importance of posture, mobility, and movement on health and longevity.

  • The interesting dance with your ego. (3:53)
  • The detriments of leading with your imposter versus authentic self. (6:09)
  • The perception of safety. (10:12)
  • How humans are extremely complex. (12:55)
  • The stigma around cannabis. (15:08)
  • The practiced skill of thinking slowly. (16:52)
  • Disorganization can lead to parasites. (18:33)
  • The skill of reading body language. (21:11)
  • Always question the things you feel most passionate about. (23:05)
  • How your thoughts and moods affect your movements. (27:12)
  • How there is a lot of wisdom in spiritual practices. (30:42)
  • Do people store emotions in their bodies? (33:34)
  • How we are a product of our childhood. (40:30)
  • The fine line of not letting your insecurities consume you. (45:23)
  • How your perception of yourself impacts the way that you carry your movement. (48:57)
  • Best practices to be a happier person. (59:14)
  • The importance of disrupting your day to day life. (1:05:17)
  • Be more honest with your biology. (1:08:45)
  • Consistent movement matters. (1:14:47)
  • Leveraging leverage. (1:27:18)
  • Best practices to incorporate hip hinging into your daily life. (1:29:36)
  • The Western Medicine bottle. (1:32:43)
  • The power of proper nasal breathing. (1:35:15)
  • Are we heading towards being plugged in? (1:42:34)
  • Our perceived happiness over possessions rather than people. (1:45:20)
  • How LA is like an oven. (1:54:05)
  • Are you consumed by the game or a witness? (1:55:51)
  • Ancient wisdom and science have polarities. (2:01:22)
  • The unintended consequences of capturing rather than viewing. (2:06:26)

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Aug 24, 2020
1364: How Low Carb Diets Affect Hormones, Steps Needed to Battle the Obesity Epidemic, Why Old Man Strength Is Real & More
01:16:04

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effects of low carb diets on hormones, science that proves “old man strength,” branding and marketing in order to appeal to both men and women, and how to tackle the obesity epidemic.

  • Mind Pump Kitchen: “No-Bake” Organifi protein balls. (5:39)
  • Mind Pump, BIG gaming guys. (7:07)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Mythic Quest on Apple+. (9:35)
  • Parents are guard dogs. (11:00)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (13:45)
  • Beware of things that are too good to be true. (15:24)
  • Introducing Mind Pump’s newest sponsor, Oli Pop. (24:15)
  • Get your tin foil hats on! 750 million GMO mosquitoes to be released in Florida. (30:19)
  • The benefits of slowing down your reps to get better results. (35:11)
  • Another case for the benefits of priming. (38:25)
  • Want to be Bud Light’s Chief ‘Meme’ Officer?! (40:15)
  • The social justice warriors are foaming at the mouth! The latest victim of cancel culture. (42:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the effects of low carb diets on hormones? (48:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there any science that proves “old man strength” is really a thing? (53:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – How much do you think about your branding and marketing in order to appeal to both men and women? (57:23)
  • #Quah question #4 – Here's the scenario, the President appoints Mind Pump Media to address the country's obesity epidemic. What’s the first issue you tackle and how do you approach it? (1:08:25)

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Aug 22, 2020
1363: The Truth About Muscle Confusion & Muscle Growth, How to Adjust Training When Pregnant, the Benefit of Wearing a Weighted Vest During Cardio & More
01:16:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether wearing a weighted vest or a hoodie during cardio makes a difference in the amount of calories burned, difference between introducing new exercises for the sake of stimulating versus confusing, whether pregnant women need to change the way they lift, and the first thing they will do when the pandemic is finally over.

  • Mind Pump’s goal for the world. (4:33)
  • The healthy supplement trends. (22:55)
  • Mind Pump’s conflicted feelings surrounding Magic Spoon cereal. (24:52)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, (Un)Well on Netflix. (28:50)
  • Adam’s sauna prank on Justin. (36:25)
  • Cardi B interviews Joe Biden. What world are we living in?! (39:45)
  • California is burning. (44:43)
  • Google can now predict earthquakes. (45:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does wearing a weighted vest or a hoodie during cardio really make a difference in the number of calories burned? Or is it like the oxygen restriction masks and just to perceive difficulty? (48:52)
  • #Quah question #2 – In a recent episode you talked about the importance of introducing new exercises to elicit a new stimulus and to work muscles in a novel way. In previous episodes, you have mentioned that there is no need to confuse muscles and that progressive overload is the principle that will stimulate muscle growth. Can you elaborate and clarify the difference between introducing new exercises for the sake of stimulating versus confusing? (53:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do pregnant women need to change the way they lift? (59:30
  • #Quah question #4 – When the pandemic is finally over, what will be the first thing that you will do that you haven’t been able to do? (1:10:15)

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Aug 21, 2020
1362: What You Can Learn About Building Muscle from Inmates, Gymnasts and Sprinters
01:05:07

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss what you can learn about building muscle from prison inmates, gymnasts, and sprinters.

  • How there is a lot to learn about building muscle from other modalities. (4:10)
  • The biggest mistake you can make in fitness. (11:15)
  • Evolve or die. (14:05)
  • What you can learn about muscle building from prison inmates. (17:25)
    • Utilize extreme frequency. (19:07)
    • Creativity. (25:36)
    • Forced discipline. (29:25)
  • What you can learn about muscle building from gymnasts. (31:57)
    • The use of high-tension isometrics. (32:07)
    • Don’t workout, practice. (40:49)
    • Address mobility and full range of motion. (45:20)
  • What you can learn about muscle building from sprinters. (49:55)
    • Train explosively. (50:29)
    • Apply long rest periods. (58:40)
  • The benefits and values of MAPS Programs. (59:55)

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Aug 20, 2020
1361: How to Amplify Your Workout's Muscle Building Signal, Ways to Build Self Confidence, the Importance of Mirrors in the Gym & More
01:20:03

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to know if your workout is adequately creating a muscle building signal, the importance of getting mirrors for your home gym, whether teenagers should focus on aesthetics after being introduced to resistance training, and tips on cultivating confidence in life.

  • It’s HOT out there in the Bay Area. (6:06)
  • What is a ‘derecho’?! (9:57)
  • In manly news out of Australia... (11:49)
  • Mind Pump’s takeaways from their latest viral episode, Carnivore vs Vegan. (13:17)
  • The new hustle, Miracle Spring Water. (19:32)
  • Why politicians like to target the wealthy. (23:34)
  • CBD dramatically increases blood flow to the brain, study. (28:45)
  • How technology creates competition. (33:15)
  • Doug is a really good cook. (41:30)
  • More companies evolving amid the pandemic. (47:29)
  • #Quah question #1 - You talk a lot about the muscle-building signal. Can you explain this more on how to know if your workout is adequately creating this without going to failure or going beast mode all the time? (49:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – How important do you think it is to get mirrors for your home gym? (59:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should teenagers focus on aesthetics after being introduced to resistance training? And should they monitor their caloric and protein intake to accommodate their fitness goals? (1:02:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – You guys seem to have a lot of confidence. Do you have any tips on cultivating confidence in life? (1:10:11)

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Aug 19, 2020
1360: Carnivore Vs. Vegan With Dr. Will Bulsiewicz & Dr. Paul Saladino
01:41:50

In this episode, Sal speaks with plant based advocate Dr. Will Bulsiewicz and carnivore advocate Dr. Paul Saladino.

  • An interview with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. 
  • Is Will pro-plant based or pro-vegan? What are the differences? (4:42)
  • How the food he was eating was holding him back. (6:37)
  • How a plant-based diet allows you to activate satiety hormones to get into a calorie deficit. (11:16)
  • Making the case for protein, the most satisfying macronutrient. (13:10)
  • The educational problems surrounding planet-based diets. (16:22)
  • Having the evolutionary conversation around eating meat. (18:05)
  • Is longevity engineered? (22:57)
  • Has he run into any clients who don’t do well on a plant-based diet? (27:07)
  • His take on creatine. (29:31)
  • Does meat by itself post any health risks? (33:15)
  • Looking at the layers of evidence. What’s the deal with this TMAO? (35:35)
  • Is it possible to build muscle on a plant-based diet? (37:45)
  • His take on veganism being linked to higher rates of mental illness. (41:16)
  • An interview with Dr. Paul Saladino. (43:35)
  • What is the carnivore diet? (44:14)
  • Why does he believe that plants are bad for us? (47:22)
  • Doesn’t processing vegetables get around their toxins? (52:22)
  • Explaining the plant toxicity spectrum. (56:17)
  • What’s up with fiber?! (1:01:21)
  • The effects of no vitamin c in our diet. (1:06:55)
  • The mainstream dogma surrounding saturated fat. (1:09:55)
  • Debunking the blue zones. (1:19:37)
  • The role of carbohydrates when it comes to athletic performance. (1:23:14)
  • Mind Pump Recap and Key Takeaways: Carnivore vs. Vegan. (1:27:28)

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Aug 17, 2020
1359: The Physical and Mental Signs of Overtraining, How Walking Compares to Cardio, the Best Ways to Improve Posture & More
01:16:22

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the physical and mental signs of overtraining, whether walking counts as cardio, the best ways to improve posture, and if it is better healthwise to eat a whole pan of brownies in one sitting or spread it out throughout the week.

  • The signs of aging. (5:38)
  • Humbling sports experiences. (9:33)
  • Will Uber and Lyft leave California?! (17:40)
  • Is working at-home here to stay post-COVID-19? (22:10)
  • The Apple subscription bundle is coming! (32:00)
  • Mind Pump Investments. (32:46)
  • Public Goods is making waves right now. (35:14)
  • Jessica is HOT, HOT, HOT. (36:53)
  • Funny branding names. (39:50)
  • Young men are dumb. (41:50)
  • The MAPS Suspension hype is real! (43:14)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the physical and mental signs of overtraining? (46:18)
  • #Quah question #2 – Does walking count as cardio, or should I incorporate some steady-state cardio like running and/or HIIT? What will keep me healthy, while maintaining the most mass? (52:28)
  • #Quah question #3 – I'm trying to improve my posture, but find myself uncomfortable when I forcibly hold myself in a neutral position. Am I trying too hard? What are the best ways to improve posture? (57:26)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you please settle this nutritional question my husband and I have had for years?! Is it better, health-wise, to eat a whole pan of brownies in one sitting or spread it out throughout the week? (1:03:49)

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Aug 15, 2020
1358: How to Use Isometrics to Build Muscle & Strength, Ways to Reduce Water Retention, the Necessity of Intra-Workout Carbs & More
01:14:03

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about programming isometrics/dynamic tension for strength, foods or supplements that can reduce water retention after a holiday/cheat weekend, the value of intra-workout carbs when pre and post nutrition is well planned out, and whether foam rolling should be done before or after a workout.

  • Mind Pump goes down the Nicolas Cage rabbit hole. (6:17)
  • Justin, the worst storyteller of all-time. (12:17)
  • Not all vaccines are the same. (16:14)
  • Exercise and its effect on your immune system. (18:38)
  • Sports ball talk with Mind Pump. (21:57)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Love on the Spectrum on Netflix. (28:35)
  • Introducing Mind Pump’s newest sponsor, Pluto Pillow. (31:55)
  • The joys of the third trimester. (35:55)
  • Vuori listens and produces. (37:43)
  • Long term health and financial wealth. (39:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – How would you recommend programming isometrics and dynamic tension for strength? (45:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – Why do processed foods add so much water between the skin and muscle for days after? What foods or supplements  can reduce water retention after a holiday or cheat weekend? (56:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on intra-workout carbs? Are they really necessary when pre and post nutrition is well planned out? (1:03:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should foam rolling be done before or after a workout? How often and what are the benefits? (1:07:06)

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Aug 14, 2020
1357: The Single Most Effective At-Home Workout Tool
54:16

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the simplicity, versatility and effectiveness of the suspension trainer and how to use it to build muscle and lose fat.

  • The single most effective at-home workout tool. (3:24)
  • The long history of suspension tools and their effectiveness. (6:30)
  • Mind Pump Revelations: How Mind Pump was introduced to the suspension trainer and the benefits they discovered. (8:45)
  • The versatility of the suspension trainer. (14:02)
  • How this tool is easily modifiable. (16:45)
  • Getting your body to respond the way it should. (19:40)
  • The benefits of closed chain movements. (22:46)
  • Becoming aware of your entire body and building core stability through suspension training. (28:12)
  • Bulletproof yourself from injury through strengthening your stabilizer muscles. (36:55)
  • Emphasizing unilateral movements for bigger gains. (42:57)
  • Excellent for building muscle! (45:02)
  • How proper programming will make things  more effective! Why EVERY trainer should own MAPS Suspension. (46:55)

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Aug 13, 2020
1356: The Pros & Cons of Using Lifting Chalk, the Benefits of Cold Showers & Ice Baths, Distinguishing Between True Physical Exhaustion & Just Giving Up & More
01:09:46

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about using chalk and grip strength, cold showers vs. ice baths for cold exposure therapy, tips on knowing when to push a client to do more reps and when to back off, and their all-time favorite body weight.

  • Introducing MAPS Suspension! (8:11)
  • The famous vegan you would NOT expect, the money grabs in boxing & MORE. (17:36)
  • The effectiveness of plant proteins vs animal proteins. (23:24)
  • Ancestry.com buyout, user beware. (27:00)
  • Social Media Wars are heating up! (30:50)
  • Wagyu beef 101. (32:56)
  • The impact and effects of distance learning on children. (35:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – I know you are not fans of wrist straps, because of losing the potential grip strengthening. What about chalk, liquid, or powder? My hands sweat a lot and chalk seems to help with that, but I don’t want to hinder my grip strengthening. (46:56)
  • #Quah question #2 - Cold exposure therapy is said to have many health benefits. Would taking a cold shower be an alternative to taking an ice bath? Does your body need to hit a certain temperature in order to see the benefits be activated? (52:40)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any tips on knowing when to push a client to do more reps and when to back off? How do I know the difference between true physical exhaustion or them mentally giving up? (58:43)
  • #Quah question #4 – For each of you, what has been your favorite bodyweight and why? (1:03:14)

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Aug 12, 2020
1355: Five Steps to Live to 100
56:15

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss five important steps that anyone can take to improve their odds of living to 100.

  • How we perceive and value our health matters! (3:02)
  • Living day to day is not living, it’s surviving. (9:10)
  • Five Steps to Living Well and Living Long. (15:03)
    • #1 – To be strong. (16:24)
    • #2 – Do NOT overeat and AVOID heavily processed foods. (26:05)
    • #3 – Having good relationships. (36:36)
    • #4 – Having a regular spiritual practice. (43:32)
    • #5 – Incorporating a movement practice. (49:45)

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Aug 10, 2020
1354: Alternatives for Squats, Bench Press & Deadlifts, How to Exercise When You Have Neck Pain, the Best Way to Work Out Over 50 & More
01:22:02

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about bicep exercises that don’t aggravate neck pain, how to adjust weight and volume after 50, replacements for the big 3 exercises, and some of the resources they read or studied that had an impact on MAPS programs.

  • Introducing Mind Pump’s newest sponsor, Dr. Squatch. (4:32)
  • The fears and misconceptions surrounding childbirth. (8:44)
  • Pray for Beirut. (16:53)
  • Maximus’ first experience seeing horses, glamping & MORE. (20:23)
  • Are movie theaters going to be a thing of the past post-COVID-19? (25:45)
  • Arizona gyms are opening back up! (29:37)
  • The fastest path to becoming a millionaire. (31:53)
  • Mind Pump Conversations: Parenting lessons learned and the importance of being present. (39:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – Both my husband and I suffer from neck pain and find that bicep work, standard curls, and others aggravate this. What are some bicep exercises that we can do? (47:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – I just turned 50 this year and I am an experienced lifter of 25 years. I have been working out basically the same way as I did when I was 25. Should I be scaling back the reps and volume for heavier weight and lower volume or should I be adding more reps and volume? (54:03)
  • #Quah question #3 – If you had to remove the 3 big lifts, what exercises can you replace them with that would be comparable? (59:35)
  • #Quah question #4 – What were some of the resources you read or studied that had an impact on your current programs? (1:08:27)

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Aug 08, 2020
1353: Ways to Avoid Regaining Lost Weight, Taking Naps to Make Up for Lost Sleep, How to Increase Calories Without Resorting to Protein Powders & More
01:09:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about taking a nap to make up for lost sleep, ways to consume more calories beside protein powders, advice for someone who used to be chubby and is now scared to put on weight due to body dysmorphia, and whether it is possible to start a fitness career as a side hustle.

  • Are there any other feeder leagues that can take on the big dogs? (5:40)
  • Everything is politized in 2020. (13:15)
  • The real estate market doesn’t make sense! (14:18)
  • Can you improve your eyesight through red-light therapy? (16:37)
  • Artifact, making podcasts more personal. (20:10)
  • Conspiracy theories are flying everywhere. Are we being manipulated? (25:20)
  • Mind Pump Investments: Lordstown, car companies competing with tech companies & MORE. (30:03)
  • Fasting and the ketogenic diet for improved mental clarity and performance. (35:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you are not able to get 8 hours of sleep in a row, is it worth it to try and take a nap to make up for it? (42:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – If you find yourself having a hard time eating enough food throughout the day due to a busy life, what are some ways to implement more food besides protein powders? Do you use larger/higher calorie meals or snacks? (47:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is your advice for someone who used to be chubby and is now scared to put on weight due to body dysmorphia? (51:42)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am interested in working in the fitness field. I had planned to change careers, but I recently had a child. I’m nervous to gamble on a new career path in my current situation, but am very passionate about fitness. Is it possible to start it as a side hustle to safely test the waters? Or am I stuck till I grow a pair and jump in with two feet? (57:43)

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Aug 07, 2020
1352: The Muscle Building & Fat Burning Advantages of Training Like an Athlete
52:11

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how training like an athlete not only improves your movement and performance but can help you build a better body.

  • That time Sal built muscle in his biceps through a different type of stimulus. (2:51)
  • Mind Pump Realizations: It’s not just resistance training that builds muscle. (5:19)
  • Translating athletic movements to build a body that can do more functional things. (8:09)
  • How you can fool yourself into a lull that you have this great fitness level. (11:44)
  • There is an aesthetic to moving well. (15:44)
  • Shattering the paradigm of the gym vs the real world. (17:30)
  • The misconceptions of training like an athlete. (19:11)
  • Why you SHOULD train like an athlete. (20:10)
    • #1 – The novelty aspect of it. (21:28)
    • #2 – The increase in durability. (34:07)
    • #3 – The mobility factor. (38:15)
    • #4 – Gaining control through explosive movements done correctly. (42:32)

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Aug 06, 2020
1351: Building Muscle After 40, the Value of Push, Pull & Leg Routines, Visible Signs of Health & More
01:14:41

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about making muscle gains at 40,  push, pull, and leg routines, thoughts on the statement “you can’t judge someone’s health by looking at them,” and how they set up the QUAH episodes.

  • Sal’s “euphoric” concoction. (6:35)
  • The eerie cult classic that is relevant today. (9:59)
  • Trump “flexing” to make TikTok an American company? (13:45)
  • Sports are back on the table, but are people watching? (15:50)
  • The common chemicals found in sunscreen and the safe alternatives you can use. (27:51)
  • Mind Pump LOVES Magic Spoon. (31:10)
  • Google’s market response to education amid the pandemic. (35:04)
  • The pursuit of fitness, done properly in a healthy way, builds and encourages the skills that make you more successful in other aspects of life. (38:59)
  • Hardgainer Webinar airing live this week! (45:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – How possible it is to make muscle gains at 40? (46:45)
  • #Quah question #2 – What do you think of push, pull, and leg routines? (54:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on the statement “you can’t judge someone’s health by looking at them?” (59:09)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you set up the QUAH episodes? How do you set up the questions, how do you prepare your answers and when do you find out what the questions will be? (1:08:00)

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Arthur Brooks (@arthurbooks)  Twitter

Aug 05, 2020
1350: How to Stop Yo-Yo Dieting for Permanent Fat Loss
52:40

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the causes and how to overcome yo-yo dieting for permanent fat loss. 

1350: How to Stop Yo-Yo Dieting for Permanent Fat Loss

  • The problem and unintended consequences of “yo-yo” dieting. (3:13)
  • How did the term “yo-yo” dieting get coined? (8:04)
  • The psychology leading into “yo-yo” dieting. (9:16)
  • Step #1: Work on the WHY first, not the how. (12:50)
  • Step #2: The bigger and more extreme the change, the bigger the potential reversal in the opposite direction. (24:45)
  • Step #3 - Change your mindset. (27:43)
  • Step #4 - Become more aware and less distracted. (33:52)
  • Step #5 - Avoid hyper-palatable foods. (39:43)
  • Take it SLOW and enjoy the process! (47:21)

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Aug 03, 2020
1349: The Importance of Carbs Post-Workout for Muscle Growth, When & How to Use Touch & Go Deadlifts, the Benefit of Refeeds When Dieting & More
01:08:39

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about recommended supplements to reduce inflammation, the importance of carbs post-workout for muscle growth, the pros and cons of the touch n go deadlift vs. the reset deadlift and thoughts on refeeds when dieting.

  • Dealing with hair loss. (4:47)
  • Kodak, a great example of crony capitalism. (12:40)
  • Sal’s hair secret revealed. (15:43)
  • Italians love fountains. (19:48)
  • The major takeaways from Big Tech’s antitrust hearing. (20:50)
  • GDP contraction: When will the bubble burst? (25:50)
  • Have people considered how many lives Amazon has saved? (28:20)
  • Understanding the whole picture: Why are there so many centenarians on the island of Sardinia? (31:07)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Love on the Spectrum on Netflix. (34:38)
  • Did you know how much your body parts are worth on the black market? (37:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have a lot of inflammation after working out. Are there any supplements you recommend for recovery to reduce some of the inflammation? (42:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – How important are carbs post-workout for muscle growth? (48:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the pros and cons of the touch n go deadlift vs. the reset deadlift? (53:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your guy’s thoughts on refeeds when dieting? I heard you talk about a study when suddenly eating more calories after or during a deficit can lead to more fat cells. But there is also research to show refeeds help prevent metabolic adaptation, such as a slower metabolism. (1:00:08)

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Aug 01, 2020
1348: How to Change Lifting Tempo to Improve Gains, the Pros & Cons of Pre vs. Post Workout Cardio, the Importance of Eating Vegetables When Bulking & More
01:08:41

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about changing lifting tempo every time you phase into a new workout regimen, the benefit of doing cardio before or after lifts, eating vegetables or focusing only on calorie-dense foods when bulking and the best traits that gave each of them the most success in personal training.

  • Toilet etiquette. (4:33)
  • Will the MLB turn a blind eye to get ratings? (13:15)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite ways to workout when time is limited. (18:21)
  • Shout out to Legion + the pros and cons of stimulants. (23:19)
  • Register for Sal’s upcoming Hardgainer Webinar today. (27:51)
  • Mind Pump Debates: The UK’s new ban on junk food advertising before 9 pm. (31:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should I be changing my lifting tempo every time I phase into a new workout regimen? (43:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should I do cardio before or after my lifts? (49:53)
  • #Quah question #3 – I’m bulking right now. Should I worry about getting my vegetables in during meals while trying to meet a higher caloric intake or just focus on the meat and potatoes? (53:46)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you feel were your best traits that gave each of you the most success in personal training? (58:18)

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Jul 31, 2020
1347: How to Modify Your Gym Workout for Home
52:48

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to modify your gym workout so it can be performed at home.

  • Why the at-home option is here to stay. (3:35)
  • How Mind Pump got started working out, their experiences in the gym setting & MORE. (6:50)
  • A lot of equipment does not equal great results. (14:55)
  • Mind Pump Realizations: Proper programming is more important than the equipment itself. (20:58)
  • The biggest challenge for the average gym-goer. (23:25)
  • How to replace cable machine exercises at-home with bands. (24:49)
  • How to replace barbell exercises at-home with dumbbells. (35:47)
    • How to transfer barbell squats to dumbbells. (39:57)
    • How to transfer barbell deadlifts to dumbbells. (41:51)
  • How to progressively overload while working out from home. (43:05)
  • Reframe the situation you are in. (47:33)
  • MAPS AT-HOME MODS. (48:48)

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Mike Boyle (@bodybyboyle)  Instagram

Jul 30, 2020
1346: How Glycemic Variability Affects Your Ability to Burn Body Fat, Ways to Prime Your Legs Before a Leg Workout, How to Periodize Endurance-Based Workouts Alongside Resistance Training & More
01:05:05

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to prime the legs before performing leg workouts, the argument that diets high in glycemic variability are quite detrimental when it comes to burning body fat, how to phase endurance-based workouts with proper programming of resistance training, and hard compromises they have had to make.

  • Justin’s weekend with the in-laws. (6:30)
  • Astaxanthin, the secret antioxidant to protect your skin from sun damage. (14:05)
  • Conspiracy theory hour with Mind Pump. (16:37)
  • Mind Pump Investments: A company to watch out for. (21:15)
  • The Kanye meltdown. (24:18)
  • Canada is always ahead of the curve. (25:59)
  • A family member of Adam has contracted the coronavirus. (27:08)
  • The coronavirus and its impact on the sports industry. (30:55)
  • How strip clubs are adjusting to the COVID-19 era. (35:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to prime the legs before performing leg workouts? (38:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – People like Ben Greenfield argue that diets high in glycemic variability are quite detrimental when it comes to burning body fat? What are your thoughts on this? Is it valid or just splitting hairs? (43:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – You speak on the importance of periodization and proper phasing of workouts found in your MAPS programs. How about the phasing or periodization of endurance-based workouts such as running, swimming, biking, etc. and the proper programming of resistance training if it’s alongside endurance training for the endurance-based athlete? Should there be any program changes if I were to run MAPS Anabolic or Performance alongside my endurance sport? (49:37)
  • #Quah question #4 – To build the business of Mind Pump, were there any hard compromises you as a team had to make? If so, what was the hardest to do for the better of the business? (56:33)

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Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne)  Instagram

Jul 29, 2020
1345: 6 Ways to Optimize Sleep for Faster Muscle Gain and Fat Loss
46:08

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the importance of sleep and ways to optimize it for faster muscle gain and fat loss.

  • How humans are pretty good at getting by with little sleep. (1:55)
  • Mind Pump Realizations: You want to make gains you MUST prioritize sleep. (5:27)
  • Why your lack of sleep is sending the WRONG stress signals to your body. (12:25)
  • 6 Ways to Optimize Sleep for Faster Muscle Gain and Fat Loss. (19:54)
    • #1 – Get sunlight during the day. (22:13)
    • #2 – Turn off or dramatically reduce the lights 2 hours before bed. (25:44)
    • #3 – Stop eating 2 hours before bed. (30:50)
    • #4 – Sleep in a cool room. (35:37)
    • #5 – Have a room that is pitch black. (38:48)
    • #6 – Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. (41:22)
  • Call to action for trainers! (43:58)

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Jul 27, 2020
1344: Training for Your Body Type, Regular Vs. Diet Sodas, How to Help Friends & Family Members Turn Around Their Health & Fitness & More
01:12:15

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how body type affects how to work out, if you are better off with the natural sugar and calories in the regular soft drink or the artificial sweeteners in a diet one, how to approach a friend or family member when you can clearly see their health declining or weight getting out of hand, and lessons they have had to learn twice.

  • Nurse slang is a real thing. (4:17)
  • Sal’s post-workout concoction. (8:15)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Amazon under investigation for unfair business practices. At what point does a company become more powerful than the government? (12:28)
  • Baby monitors and clingy parents. (31:12)
  • How red-light therapy reduces and prevents the appearance of stretch marks. (38:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – How does body type affect your way of working out? Should a person consider a specific amount of weight or training methods if they have a mesomorph, endomorph, and ectomorph body type? (41:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – I don’t drink alcohol, but my thing is Dr. Pepper. If I have 3-5 cans on the weekend, am I better off with the natural sugar and calories in the regular one or the diet one with artificial sweeteners? (48:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – How would you or even would you approach a friend or family member when you can clearly see their health declining or weight getting out of hand? If they are emendable to help, where would you start? (56:14)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are there any lessons you have had to learn twice? (1:02:30)

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Jessica Di Stefano (@thetraininghour)  Instagram

Jul 25, 2020
1343: Low Protein & Longevity, the Benefit of Compound Lift Variations, How to Fix an Anterior Tilt & More
01:11:19

Low Protein & Longevity, the Benefit of Compound Lift Variations, How to Fix an Anterior Tilt & More

  • This coin shortage debate is NOT over! (4:35)
  • The lost skill of running. (10:13)
  • The toy industry crumbling due to the lack of summer blockbusters. (14:43)
  • How the gaming industry is catering to virtual parties and hangouts. (16:59)
  • Mind Pump’s favorite childhood toys based on movies. (18:47)
  • Micro schooling, the future of education. (22:26)
  • Vuori, smashing the athleisure wear market. (30:52)
  • The Di Stefano baby entering the final trimester. (34:25)
  • Maximus taking his first steps! (39:30)
  • Paleo Valley coming in clutch for the Mind Pump crew. (47:36)
  • #Quah question #1 – In a full-body routine, do you recommend sticking to the standard compound lifts on each day or would it be more beneficial to have variations each day? For example, barbell back squat day 1, barbell front squat day 2, goblet squat day 3, and so on. (49:49)
  • #Quah question #2 – You guys frequently mention consuming 0.8 to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight and mostly from meat for its muscle-building effects and satiating factors. However, we know from data from the blue zones, longevity comes from lower protein intake and many of these people don’t resistance train. What about higher based meat protein diets for longevity in individuals who don’t train? (53:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – For trainers who have no interest in online training, what are the best next steps to survive and thrive as we progress from lockdown and gyms begin opening again? (59:29)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I fix my anterior tilt? (1:05:00)

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Jul 24, 2020
1342: The Top 4 Mistakes Skinny Guys (Hardgainers) Make Working Out
58:17

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss four mistakes that hardgainers make that are preventing gains.

  • What is a hardgainer? (4:21)
  • Why this is NOT just a male problem. (6:55)
  • The top 4 training mistakes hardgainers make while working out. (9:23)
    • #1 – Chasing the “pump.” (11:07)
    • #2 – Relying on machines. (18:30)
    • #3 – Falling in love with a phase or rep range. (28:44)
    • #4 – Following a body part split routine. (40:15)
  • The MAPS muscle-building philosophy. (56:01)

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Jul 23, 2020
1341: The Best Landmine Exercises, When to Use Supersets in Your Training, Favorite 90s Era Fitness Trends & More
01:14:18

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about favorite landmine attachment exercises, when supersets are appropriate to add to your workouts, 90s era fitness trends they wish were still around, and sending kids back to school in this age of COVID.

  • Adam is a BIG golf guy now. (4:27)
  • Old school father’s expectations, resentment towards your partner & MORE. (7:52)
  • Mind Pump Weekend Update. (13:40)
  • Conspiracy theorists' heads are exploding! (19:15)
  • Spotify is dominating the new media space. (25:13)
  • Cannabinoids and its anti-inflammatory dimming effects. (30:21)
  • Why Sal will never eat regular pork again. (34:07)
  • Why Google is having issues buying Fitbit. (36:00)
  • Firearm sales are through the roof! (38:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some of your favorite landmine attachment exercises? (43:27)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you discuss when supersets are appropriate and when they are not? Some people say they are only suitable for antagonistic muscles. What is your approach to programming? (47:13)
  • #Quah question #3 – What's one thing from the 90s era fitness that you wish was still around today and why is the ultimate orange? (52:11)
  • #Quah question #4 – With schools getting ready to go back, how do each of you feel about sending your kids back to school? Will you, or won’t you? Also, how do you handle this situation if you and your spouse have very different feelings and opinions about it? (59:16)

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Danny Matranga | CSCS | BSc. (@danny.matranga)  Instagram

Jul 22, 2020
1340: Fatherhood, Parenting, Home Schooling & Religion with Ben & Jessa Greenfield
01:26:38

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk with Ben & Jessa Greenfield on the subjects of parenthood, home schooling and much more.

  • How Ben’s hitting his muscle-building potential. (4:04)
  • The paradoxical effect of what/when you eat on your gut for elite athletes. (9:10)
  • Jessa’s famous sourdough bread. (12:20)
  • The Greenfield’s are NOT helicopter parents. (13:10)
  • Ben’s definition of attachment theory, how the way you are raised affects your relationships & MORE. (15:44)
  • The importance of traditions and the greatest challenges faced, as a couple, by the way they were raised. (26:20)
  • The idea of love and logic parenting. (32:35)
  • Raising your children to have virtue and make their own mistakes. (39:45)
  • How fatherhood has been devalued in modern societies. (47:25)
  • Religion, the foundation that holds communities together. (53:45)
  • From a scientific standpoint, what are the values of having a spiritual practice? (57:48)
  • Why science doesn’t work if you have morality attached to it. (1:04:30)
  • Busting the myths surrounding homeschooling/unschooling. (1:09:28)
  • The value of saving/investing. (1:17:58)
  • Speculating on the future of education. (1:23:19)

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Jul 20, 2020
1339: How to Get Better at Pull-Ups, Fun Ways to Build the Biceps, How to Build Bone Health & Strength & More
01:17:04

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about improving pull-ups, how to keep bicep training fun and interesting, best workout tips for using resistance bands, and suggestions for building bone health & strength.

  • Introducing Mind Pump’s newest sponsor, Public Goods. (5:22)
  • The beauty of the gig economy. (13:08)
  • The comradery in the gym setting. (20:50)
  • Are black market gyms on the rise? (26:38)
  • Magic Spoon, the best post-workout meal! (29:54)
  • Mind Pump gets bamboozled on the coin machine percentage. (32:32)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (34:25)
  • The latest cannabinoid research from Sal. (37:20)
  • More interesting science with Sal. (39:45)
  • The nation’s only company that sells your lost airplane luggage. (40:32)
  • Sal’s gun scare at the airport. (43:25)
  • The status symbol of the ‘selfie’. (46:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why do I suck at pull-ups? (48:26)
  • #Quah question #2 – I think training biceps is the most boring thing to do in the gym. Do you have any advice on how to keep bicep training fun and interesting? (53:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some of the best workout tips for using resistance bands? (59:17)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your suggestions for building bone health & strength? What do you suggest for people with osteopenia who are progressing towards osteoporosis? I know resistance training is great for this, but there is a certain way to approach it when you got one or both of these? (1:07:44)

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Dr. Andreo Spina (@drandreospina)  Instagram

Jul 18, 2020
1338: Strategies to Reduce Sugar Consumption, When to Add Box Squats to Your Workout, How to Improve Lagging Body Parts & More
01:06:43

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips and strategies for weak point improvement, the reason to add box squats into a program if the overall goal is improving leg definition and size, how to begin cutting sugar from your diet, and how to build up your maintenance calories if you’re already well accustomed to weight lifting and to want to lose fat.

  • The UFC cashing in, all things interesting about Dubai & MORE. (5:29)
  • Sal vs the large spider, the latest offerings from the Nutritional Coaching Institute (NCI) for aspiring trainers/coaches & MORE. (12:30)
  • Will we start to see the black market explode amid the pandemic? (18:08)
  • Safely improve progressive overload with form and technique. (24:00)
  • Needing equipment for your home gym? PRx has got it! (27:48)
  • Adam’s epiphany. (29:54)
  • The perfect storm for conspiracy theories. (32:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your tips and strategies for weak point improvement? (46:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do box squats hold traditional value over back squats and would there be a reason to add them into a program if the overall goal is improving leg definition and size? (51:20)
  • #Quah question #3 – We are often told to cut sugar from our diet, but sugar seems to almost be in everything and is often hidden. Where do you begin? (55:43)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you go about building up your maintenance calories if you’re already well accustomed to weight lifting and want to lose fat? The task feels impossible half the time as a petite woman with very low BMR. (1:00:03)

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Jul 17, 2020
1337: Five Reasons Why Your Legs Won’t Grow
45:36

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss what can be done to grow stubborn legs.

  • Why your legs aren’t growing. (3:29)
  • Why you WANT your legs to grow. (5:41)
  • The intimidation factor of the equipment. (7:45)
  • #1 – Not all exercises are created equal. (9:44)
  • #2 – Not taking your body through PROPER full range of motion. (17:00)
  • #3 – Not working out frequently enough. (24:22)
  • #4 –You are NOT eating enough! (30:00)
  • #5 –Not giving your body the proper recovery. (37:49)

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Jul 16, 2020
1336: The Best Exercises to Build Biceps & Triceps, Maximizing Gains by Working Out Only 3 Days Per Week, the Pros & Cons of the Jefferson Deadlift & More
01:12:42

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best moves for building bicep and tricep size and strength, whether you can make gains on a 3 day a week workout schedule, the benefits of the Jefferson deadlift, and what they wanted to be when they grew up.

  • What a great time for conspiracy theorists. (3:55)
  • Breaking down UFC 251. (18:35)
  • The HUGE backlash surrounding Goya Foods. (24:42)
  • The Washington Redskins are officially changing their name. (26:57)
  • The value of art. (30:31)
  • Justin vs the prehistoric beetle. (33:25)
  • Sal odd exchange with a drunk guy. (34:57)
  • The most effective way to lower cholesterol if you have familial hypercholesterolemia. (38:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some of the best moves for building bicep and tricep size and strength? (39:43)
  • #Quah question #2 - Can you make gains on a 3 day a week workout schedule? (44:55)
  • #Quah question #3 - What do you think of the Jefferson deadlift? Are there benefits to straddling the bar for building deadlift strength? (53:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? (58:47)

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Jul 15, 2020
1335: How to Clean Bulk
57:12

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the proper way to clean bulk to speed up the metabolism and build muscle.

  • Bulking needs a rebranding for women. (3:11)
  • The value of building a faster metabolism. (9:12)
  • It’s bulking season! (13:02)
  • What is the goal of bulking? (15:14)
  • Mind Pump Realizations: Personal tales, the importance of the strength to weight ratio & MORE. (16:13)
  • Muscle gain is NOT a fast process. (24:42)
  • How to add calories the RIGHT way. (27:27)
  • Sending the effective muscle building signals to your body. (32:26)
  • The myth of eliminating cardio. (34:52)
  • Treat your sleep like you treat your workouts. (41:29)
  • When does the bulk stop? (48:55)
  • Avoid heavily processed foods. (52:38)

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Jul 13, 2020
1334: How to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat, the Best Use of Fitness Trackers, Eating for Your Blood Type & More
01:18:41

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about shedding the last few pounds of body fat in order to see abs,  thoughts on fitness trackers, eating for your blood type, and what makes them most proud to be an American.

  • A new tool for your tool. (4:41)
  • Blood thinners and coronavirus. (12:18)
  • Are Americans losing the allure of living in a city? (15:45)
  • Alcohol consumption’s correlation to the increase in gun sales. (21:08)
  • Bankruptcy casualties. (28:57)
  • Sex in the COVID-19 era. (31:24)
  • The detrimental effects of shelter in place on our loved ones. (33:54)
  • Parler, not so unbiased media. (40:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have been in a deficit for many weeks and have been seeing results, but I can’t seem to shed the last few pounds of body fat to see my abs. Where do I go from here? (43:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on fitness trackers? How do you think they are best used? (48:25)
  • #Quah question #3 – Any thoughts on eating for your blood type? (57:51)
  • #Quah question #4 – What makes you most proud to be an American? (1:04:32)

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Jul 11, 2020
1333: How Often You Should Work Your Abs & Core, the Risks of Going to Failure on Isolation Exercises, the 3 Most Essential Supplements & More
01:10:12

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about going to failure on isolation exercises,
how often you should work abs & core, the 3 most essential supplements a person should take, and how to fix a hip shift.

  • Sal’s weird realization. (3:50)
  • Conspiracy theories with Mind Pump. (6:17)
  • Kanye West’s platform revealed. (15:33)
  • Will TikTok get banned in the US? (20:44)
  • How Mind Pump stores and uses their spare change. (23:51)
  • Sal gets a new car! (29:53)
  • Organifi’s Sunday Brunch Crepes recipe. (32:25)
  • The beauty of ancient architecture. (36:14)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, James Lindsay on the Joe Rogan Experience. (41:00)
  • Reading between the lines of the new social media app, Parler. (45:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should I go to failure on isolation exercises? (49:45)
  • #Quah question #2 - How often do you really need to work abs & core? (54:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you all consider the 3 most essential supplements a person should take if they can only take 3? (59:44)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you fix a hip shift when one hip is higher than the other at the bottom of a squat or a deadlift? (1:03:28)

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Jul 10, 2020
1332: Should Women Eat & Train Differently Than Men for Fat Loss & Muscle Building?
49:10

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss whether women should eat and train differently than men.

  • Highlighting the MAPS Macro Calculator. (2:17)
  • The lies the fitness industry has marketed to women. (3:57)
  • The self-selection bias surrounding the ultimate body type. (11:10)
  • The general differences between men and women when it comes to training and diet. (15:00)
    • Hormones. (15:19)
    • Essential Fat. (21:35)
    • Exercise tolerance. (28:00)
    • Signs of overtraining. (29:53)
    • Different goals. (35:21)
  • The value of strength training. (42:10)
  • It’s the individual that matters. (44:50)

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Jul 09, 2020
1331: How to Best Add Farmer’s Walks to Your Workout, Good Mornings Vs Romanian Deadlifts, the Benefits of Experimenting With Different Diets & More
01:21:10

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between a good morning and a Romanian deadlift, how to program farmer’s carries into a workout, experimenting with different popular diets, and the hardest thing about being a dad.

  • Mind Pump goes down the Ghislaine Maxwell/Jeffrey Epstein rabbit hole. (4:39)
  • A HUGE black eye on eBay. (12:37)
  • Is Kayne West running for President?! (16:44)
  • In more crazy news coming out of China... (22:42)
  • What does the future of education look like? (25:20)
  • An interesting theory on why COVID-19 cases have gone up. (27:35)
  • Protesting and the coronavirus. (32:08)
  • The conspiracies surrounding the 4th of July fireworks and how NED can calm your pets down. (35:15)
  • How Sal almost burnt down the Truckee house. (41:34)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix. (43:55)
  • How supplementing with BCAA’s is a waste of time and money. (45:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you explain the difference between a good morning and a Romanian deadlift? I understand the weights are in different positions, but you're working the same muscles, right? Are they interchangeable? (47:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's a good way to program farmer’s carries into your workout? What are the perks of going heavier vs walking farther? (51:46)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you see any value in experimenting with different popular diets? Purely to gain knowledge and personal experience? How would you go about doing this? (57:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's the hardest thing about being a dad? (1:06:53)

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Jul 08, 2020
1330: Unconventional Training for Fat Loss and Muscle Gain
34:42

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to add unconventional training to your workout to accelerate muscle growth & fat loss.

  • How effective and impactive unconventional training can be for the body. (1:52)
  • The value of doing things differently. Creating a novel stimulus. (5:31)
  • Making you stronger in a functional, real-world, way. (10:51)
  • Using unconventional training as a short-term way to lose more body fat. (15:14)
  • How it trains and strengthens your weak links. (22:13)
  • Why Mind Pump promotes this style of training. (27:40)
  • Understanding how to program design unconventional training. (30:42)

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Jul 06, 2020
1329: How to Build Your Hamstrings, the Best Way to Find Your Maintenance Calories, How to Use Resistance Training to Improve Climbing Performance & More
01:06:54

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises & strategies to increase hamstring size and strength, tracking vs a calculator to find maintenance calories, supplementing rock climbing with resistance training, and giving unsolicited advice in the gym.

  • Harvard’s COVID-19 heat map. (3:59)
  • A.I.’s massive impact on future societies. (4:58)
  • Will gyms ever be the same post-pandemic? (11:10)
  • Weightlifting and the brain. (21:13)
  • Mind Pump Investments. (25:35)
  • How the coronavirus is exposing poor business practices. (32:10)
  • Why is TikTok so successful? (35:45)
  • Magic Spoon’s request to their audience. (38:11)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix. (40:24)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have really good quad development, but my hamstrings are lagging a bit behind. What are some exercises or strategies to increase my hamstring size and strength? (45:27)
  • #Quah question #2 – You guys have always talked about tracking normal food intake to find your maintenance, but you have begun promoting a formula type approach. What is the difference between your formula and others you seem to bash in the past? (49:57)
  • #Quah question #3 – I do rock climbing and American Ninja Warrior training for pretty much all of my exercises, but listening to your podcast has got me considering adding resistance training to the mix. How can I add it in a way that supplement’s my performance? (54:49)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you see people participating in very poor programming, and you are not a trainer but very well educated in fitness, should you say anything? (1:00:55)

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Jul 04, 2020
1328: The Best Way to Build the Mid Back, Tips to Improve Grip Strength, How Often to Change Exercises & More
01:14:27

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to build the mid-back, ways to train grip strength, how long to stick with exercises before changing them up, and how to know when it’s time to reverse diet.

  • Justin should have more followers. (4:54)
  • Mind Pump’s staple muscle-building meals from back in the day. (6:12)
  • Mind Pump Recommends. (9:51)
  • Are you a hardgainer? (13:25)
  • Reality shows, the processed food of tv. (20:33)
  • How did Sal just discover the meat thermometer?! (23:57)
  • Lululemon acquired Mirror. (26:15)
  • Why the mass exodus of advertisers from Facebook? (29:26)
  • Anytime Fitness’s misfire. (36:10)
  • Is COVID herd immunity a lot closer than we think? (39:36)
  • The shocking benefits of red-light therapy for Psoriasis. (42:39)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your favorite ways to build the mid-back? (46:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – I find that my hands give in first when doing pull up’s, deadlifts, and some dumbbell exercises. Other than grabbing onto heavyweights, what are other ways to train grip strength? (53:17)
  • #Quah question #3 – You guys say to stay in a certain rep range for 3-4 weeks. How long should you stick with an exercise before changing those up? (59:15)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you know when it’s time to reverse diet? (1:05:50)

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Jul 03, 2020
1327: Five Mindset Techniques for Fitness Success
45:13

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover five ways to develop a mindset that will improve success with anyone's fitness journey. 

  • How your mindset dictates your success. (2:38)
  • The misconceptions surrounding the RIGHT mindset. (6:22)
  • #1 – STOP working out and START practicing. (8:10)
  • #2 – Workout because you LOVE yourself and not because you hate yourself. (16:20)
  • #3 – Motivation vs discipline. (27:46)
  • #4 – Consistency over perfection. (33:32)
  • #5 – Chase health over aesthetics. (37:20)

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Jul 02, 2020
1326: How High & Low Rep Sets Affect Muscle Growth, the Optimal Number of Times to Work Out a Body Part Each Week, the Benefits & Detriments of Raw Vs. Cooked Vegetables & More
01:13:07

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how many times a week to exercise each body part, the differing results between low and high rep sets, the benefits & detriments of raw vs. cooked vegetables, and whether you lose it if you don’t use it.

  • Mind Pump’s first jobs. (5:50)
  • Sal is a control freak. (12:53)
  • Organ meats, the forgotten muscle building supplement. (13:57
  • The growing movement of ‘Live water’. (20:55)
  • Gap x Kayne West. (24:07)
  • Lebron James starting his own media company, creating a market for both sides & MORE. (27:23)
  • Opening up gyms does not contribute to increased symptoms of COVID-19, study. (33:25)
  • The direct to consumer business is booming! (41:15)
  • Reviewing Magic Spoon’s newest flavors. (44:01)
  • #Quah question #1 - How many times a week do you need to exercise each body part? Is once a week ok, or do you need to hit each body part twice or more a week to really see results? (47:50)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you elaborate on the differing results between low and high rep sets? (55:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is better, raw vs. cooked vegetables? What are the benefits and detriments of both? (1:01:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is it true if you don’t use it, you lose it? (1:06:15)

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Jul 01, 2020
1325: The Perfect Plan to Get Into the Ultimate Shape
53:07

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin detail the components necessary to get into the best shape of your life.

  • Providing the solution for a complex and difficult problem. (4:44)
  • The Mind Pump Philosophy. (7:15)
  • The importance of a proper assessment before you start a routine. (9:14)
    • Step #1 - Figuring out of your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). (12:22)
    • Step #2 - Getting your hormone/nutrient levels tested. (15:54)
    • Step #3 - Assessing your movement with proper priming. (23:15)
  • The Workout. (29:38)
    • Step #1 - Building the foundation of strength. (30:04)
    • Step #2 - Focusing on performance training. (34:32)
    • Step #3 - Sculpting and shaping your body. (38:32)
  • Consistency is key! (43:55)
  • Creating excitement with your training. (46:06)
  • Building the accountability piece with support and community. (47:08)
  • The MAPS Super Bundle Promotion. (48:57)

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Jun 29, 2020
1324: When to Prioritize Nutrition Over Training, How to Enjoy the Benefits of the Sun Without the Dangers, Ways to Overcome a Poor Body Image & More
01:12:59

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about choosing between hiring a personal trainer vs. a nutritionist, tips for motivating clients to keep moving after the initial excitement of a new program, the sun’s relationship to wellness, and how to deal with someone who is very harsh on themselves.

  • Sal gets a haircut, looking good for the ladies & MORE. (3:52)
  • Childhood games look a little different today. (12:00)
  • What is the worst place you have had a mosquito bite? (16:18)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (21:25)
  • GNC is filing for bankruptcy. (23:50)
  • Mind Pump Reminisces. (26:45)
  • The value of the trap bar. (31:24)
  • Mind Pump’s proudest lifting achievement. (33:33)
  • How to utilize Organifi’s products to fuel your workout. (37:05)
  • Mind Pump’s Massive Summer Sale, finding a bundle for your fitness needs & MORE. (39:42)
  • #Quah question #1 – Should I hire a personal trainer before hiring a nutritionist or does that not matter? I want to focus more on having the right nutrition for how I’m exercising since I know less about nutrition. (43:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your best tips for motivating clients to keep moving after the initial excitement of a new program? (51:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – What's your opinion on the sun’s relationship to wellness? We are told to stay out of it, but there is increasing research showing the benefits of sunshine for our overall health. What are your thoughts on the validity of the competing research? (59:28)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you deal with someone who is very harsh on themselves? My friend has an amazing physique, especially for a teenager, yet he is constantly comparing himself to others. Lots of times they don’t look as good as him, but he is still jealous and not happy with himself. (1:05:56)

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Jun 27, 2020
1323: The Detrimental Effects of Combining Fats & Carbs, How to Use Trigger Sessions to Cut Body Fat, Lessons Learned from Dad & More
01:08:27

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effect of combining fats and carbs on insulin resistance and fat gain, whether trigger sessions are useful during a cut, ways they have subliminally molded their children, and the biggest lesson they learned from their fathers.

  • Sal’s going back to the 70s. (4:55)
  • Mind Pump loves their fans. (7:12)
  • More CrossFit craziness. (9:23)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, the Floor is Lava on Netflix. (18:28)
  • Drones Wars. (20:30)
  • Love your enemies and understand where they are coming from. (23:40)
  • How gut bacteria may actually influence you're eating habits. (29:50)
  • How eating grass-fed vs grain-fed meat may affect how you feel. (33:07)
  • Vuori x Mind Pump branded apparel. (37:29)
  • Mind Pump’s Massive Summer Sale is live! (40:07)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have heard some people say that it is bad to combine fats and carbs because it can lead to insulin resistance and more fat gain. Is there any truth to this or is it better to focus on eating healthy foods? (42:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are trigger sessions useful during a cut? (48:04)
  • #Quah question #3 – In what ways have you or do you subliminally mold your children? (52:31)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is the biggest lesson you guys learned from your fathers? (58:36)

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Jun 26, 2020
1322: What’s Your Real Muscle Building Potential? (And how to get there...)
01:00:00

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to determine your true muscle building potential and how to get there.

  • Are the guys hitting their true muscle-building potential? (2:47)
  • Why it’s important to consider what your potential could be? (8:25)
  • Bodybuilders vs sheer muscle size. (15:30)
  • The two factors that influence your muscle-building potential. (19:06)
    • #1 - Genetics. (19:20)
      • Muscle belly length. (19:52)
      • Bone structure. (23:15)
      • Muscle fiber type. (24:14)
      • Hormones/Metabolism. (28:10)
      • Gigantism. (31:27)
      • Myostatin. (32:06)
      • The central nervous system (CNS). (34:07)
    • #2 - Lifestyle. (38:17)
      • Training. (38:30)
      • Diet. (44:25)
      • Sleep. (48:47)
      • Consistency. (53:56)
      • Stress. (55:11)
  • What should you focus all of your energy on? (56:14)

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Jun 25, 2020
1321: How to Use Booty Bands to Build Your Butt, Why Pain Can Temporarily Go Away When Exercising a Joint, How to Get Back on Track After Falling Off Your Diet or Workout Plan & More
01:18:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether booty bands & hip circles are effective for building the butt, if rest days are actually important, why joints often feel better when they are being worked vs. when they are being rested, and how much they cycle in and out of their healthiest self.

  • A very special Father’s Day weekend. (5:18)
  • COVID-19 Conspiracies. (10:59)
  • Justin, the fan-favorite. (11:55)
  • Shocking statistics of fatherless children. (13:12)
  • The lasting impact of a parent's actions. (18:30)
  • The coolest dad’s in movies. (27:24)
  • The thriving business of ‘Cardboard Fans’. (29:17)
  • Mind Pump Debates: Are people leaving Social Media in droves? (31:48)
  • How to alleviate the physical forms of anxiety with full-spectrum hemp oil. (37:35)
  • The concept of protein distribution. (39:18)
  • The pros and cons of working out in the morning vs. the evening. (42:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are booty bands & hip circles effective for building the butt? What would be the best way to use a booty band? (45:57)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are rest days actually important or can you do hard exercise 7 days a week? (51:26)
  • #Quah question #3 – I have some nagging pain in my knees and shoulders which goes away when I work those areas in the gym but comes back the next day. Why does it feel better when I’m working these areas vs. when I’m resting them? (59:50)
  • #Quah question #4 - How much do you guys cycle in and out of your healthiest self? How often do you fall off of your workouts or diet plan? How extreme does the pendulum swing and how long do these periods last? What are your first steps to get yourself back on track? (1:05:07)

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Jun 24, 2020
1320: How to Eat to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
52:05

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss what you need to know to tailor your diet to maximize fat loss and muscle building goals.

  • How abs are made in the kitchen. (3:48)
  • How people tend to underestimate how many calories they consume and overestimate their activity levels. (6:45)
  • The misconceptions surrounding serving sizes and nutrition labels. (12:05)
  • The law of physics when it comes to losing/gaining weight. (15:50)
  • Step #1 – Learn to track your calorie intake & calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). (21:15)
  • Step #2 – Figure out your macronutrients to build muscle and burn fat. 
    • Protein. (29:57)
    • Fats. (37:00)
    • Carbohydrates. (43:25)
  • Nutrition is extremely individualized. (49:05)

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Jun 22, 2020
1319: What to Do When Your Lifting Form Breaks Down, Determining the Optimal Amount of HIIT to Add to Your Training, the Best Way to Consistently Maintain Your Physique & More
01:13:15

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about remedying form breaking down, how frequently to rotate HIIT training through your programming, the best way to maintain your physique, and whether food stamps should be banned from use on junk food.

  • The latest installment of the Mind Pump Window Series. (5:50)
  • The difference between world-class and experienced martial artists. (7:39)
  • Bruce Lee Vs. Wong Jack Man debate, the legend of Bruce Lee & MORE. (14:50)
  • They are changing the name of everything now. (20:30)
  • Understanding the complexity of the human psyche. (25:35)
  • Jeffrey Epstein, the world’s creepiest person. (32:13)
  • Space is scary. (36:42)
  • New product alert from Magic Spoon! (39:17)
  • Instant Pot ribs are Adam’s new jam. (43:20)
  • Butcher Box waitlist back open! Sign up today. (44:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – I'm in the last phase of MAPS Aesthetic and I have noticed my form breaking down in some of the later reps. But I also feel like lowering the weight is not beneficial either. What suggestions do you have to remedy this? (48:53)
  • #Quah question #2 – Similar to mini-cuts, can I alternate short periods of HIIT training with more traditional resistance training sessions to keep my body from adapting to the intensity of HIIT over time? How frequently would you rotate HIIT training through your programming? (55:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – I'm at a point now where I don’t always want to be cutting and bulking. How do I set my calories to maintenance? What’s the best way to maintain and how do I know I’m staying on track? (1:00:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – Should food stamps be banned from use on junk food? (1:03:15)

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Jun 20, 2020
1318: How High Glycemic Foods Affect Fat Loss, Muscle Memory & Muscle Gain, the Best Form of Squat to Include in Your Routine & More
01:17:06

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about muscle memory, how high glycemic index foods influence a cut, the best squat to have in your routine, and Mind Pump’s business plan when starting the company.

  • Movie viewing habits with Mind Pump. (4:48)
  • Mind Pump Recommends. (10:35)
  • A little sign there is something else coming. (18:18)
  • Sal has a bone to pick with Adam over some meat sticks. (19:22)
  • The shocking news surrounding Chris D’Elia. (21:50)
  • The most effective marketing scheme. (25:35)
  • Are you a console or PC gamer? (29:15)
  • Justin’s mid-life crisis. (33:52)
  • Sal’s new car choices. (36:15)
  • Using video games to treat ADHD. (38:45)
  • Another reason to lift heavy weights and build muscle (40:22)
  • How the brain evolved to be so smart. (41:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is muscle memory a real thing? (43:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the glycemic index and how does it affect our body? How much do high glycemic foods influence a cut, when you are trying to get as shredded as possible without losing lean body mass?  (51:40)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the best squat to have in your routine? Front squat, back squat, or sissy squat? Should you mix them up or do them on the same days? Is the back squat enough to build legs? (58:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – Did you have a business plan when you started Mind Pump that identified how you would like to grow your revenue? For instance, did you have a plan on how much you’d like to receive on advertising, MAPS sales, and merchandise? (1:02:32)

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Jun 19, 2020
1317: The 8 Best Butt Building Exercises You Are Not Doing
41:30

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the advantages of eight highly effective and rarely done butt building exercises.

  • How JLo made big butts great again. (3:02)
  • What separates us from primates. (4:58)
  • The 8 Best Butt Exercises You are NOT Doing. (6:02)
    • #1 – The Sumo Deadlift. (7:26)
    • #2 – Cossack Squat. (12:37)
    • #3 – Single-Leg Deadlift. (16:19)
    • #4 – Single-Leg Stand Up. (20:48)
    • #5 – Single-Leg Hip Thrust. (24:21)
    • #6 – The Sled Drive. (28:50)
    • #7 – The Goblet Squat. (33:36)
    • #8 – The Back-Step Lunge. (35:35)

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Jun 18, 2020
1316: How to Avoid Fat Gain When Reducing Cardio, Ways to Evaluate the Best Supplements to Buy, Tips for Becoming a Great Communicator & More
01:07:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to look for when buying supplements such as creatine or protein powder, transitioning from a lot of high-intensity workouts to more traditional resistance training, switching into a career of personal training from something else, and  the top trait of a great communicator.

  • A Kodak moment at the Di Stefano House. (5:23)
  • 24 Hour Fitness closing 130 gyms. Strategy or a sign of bad times ahead? (8:50)
  • The Greg Glassman saga continues. (12:27)
  • Drone technology is scary. (17:40)
  • The Di Stefano Family are Organifi lovers. (23:00)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, (23:40)
  • Mind Pump on the craziness of the Stock Market. (24:36)
  • Why fitness is empowering. (25:38)
  • Is Justin having a mid-life crisis? (31:02)
  • Maximus is growing like a weed. (35:53)
  • #Quah question #1 - When buying supplements, such as creatine or protein powder, what ingredients or value should I look for to know if I am getting the biggest bang for my buck? (38:05)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there an ideal way to transition from a lot of high-intensity workouts to more traditional resistance training? How can I avoid gaining a ton of fat while transitioning off of cardio or HIIT? (45:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – When trying to switch into a career of personal training from something else, what’s more important? Getting a degree in a certain field? Working on certifications? Or just getting started coaching for free to gain experience? (50:49)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is your best advice for someone who wants to become a great communicator? What would you say is a top trait of a great communicator? (57:40)

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Jason Phillips (@jasonphillipsisnutrition)  Instagram

Jun 17, 2020
1315: The 8 Best Exercises You Are Not Doing
46:54

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin list eight highly effective but mostly-ignored exercises and how to add them to your routine.

  • The trends in exercise. (2:41)
  • The 8 Best Exercises You are NOT Doing and HOW to program them into your current workout. (8:10)
    • #1 – Turkish Get-Up. (10:56)
    • #2 – The Windmill. (16:20)
    • #3 – The Farmer Walk. (20:01)
    • #4 – Bulgarian Split-Squat. (24:12)
    • #5 – The Z Press. (29:32)
    • #6 – The Zercher Squat. (33:05)
    • #7 – Snatch Grip Deadlift. (37:01)
    • #8 – Single-Leg Deadlift. (40:21)

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Robert Oberst (@robertoberst)  Instagram

Jun 15, 2020
1314: How to Activate Your Chest for Maximum Growth, the Best Ways to Improve Strength Endurance, How to Repair a Poor Relationship With Food & More
57:53

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to feel exercises in the chest rather than the triceps, recommended exercises for an overall improvement of strength endurance, how old is too old for powerlifting, and how someone with body dysmorphia and a long history of dieting can repair a broken relationship with food

  • It’s HOT in the bay area, get yourself a MIIR cup to keep your drink of choice cold. (4:41)
  • The distasteful actions of 24 Hour Fitness and Gold’s Gym. (9:37)
  • Starbucks shifting their business model amid the pandemic. (14:27)
  • The myth of spot reduction. (19:21)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (20:57)
  • Apple is its own country. (22:08)
  • The Vitamin-D deficiency link to coronavirus symptoms. (25:04)
  • Weird Science with Sal. (29:40)
  • More Fun Facts with Justin. (32:45)
  • Bill & Ted are back! (34:05)
  • Things are getting scary out there. (35:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have trouble activating my chest even with common chest activation exercises. After benching with barbells and dumbbells, I always seem to feel my triceps the most. What do you recommend? (37:55)
  • #Quah question #2 – What exercises do you recommend for an overall improvement of strength endurance? What MAPS program do you think works best to increase work endurance? (41:56)
  • #Quah question #3 – Am I too old to get into powerlifting? (44:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – How would you advise someone with body dysmorphia and a long history of dieting to repair a broken relationship with food? (49:23)

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Doug Egge (@mindpumpdoug)  Instagram

Jun 13, 2020
1313: The Best Exercise to Shrink Your Waist, the Proper Rep Range to Build Strength, Exercises That Are a Waste of Time & More
01:11:10

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effectiveness of stomach vacuums as an ab exercise, the ideal rep range for strength, popular exercises that are a waste of time, and why Mind Pump has blogs that seem to counter the Mind Pump message

  • Greg Glassman steps down from CrossFit. (4:40)
  • Community matters. (6:10)
  • The scary notion of Marxism. (8:00)
  • Mind Pump fitness update, the strength gains of Farmer walks, the valuable lessons of manual labor & MORE. (10:11)
  • The mindset going into a workout. (18:24)
  • Is the coronavirus a blood vessel disease? (19:33)
  • The asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare’, WHO says. (21:38)
  • 2020 in review: The news is the virus. (22:33)
  • The differences between knowledge vs wisdom, learning desired outcome, going against your feelings & MORE. (25:50)
  • Where do your priorities lie? (44:19)
  • The effectiveness of Zbiotics to combat the negative effects of alcohol. (46:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are stomach vacuums an effective ab exercise? Will they make your belly flatter as some claim? (50:16)
  • #Quah question #2 – When trying to gain strength, is it beneficial to stay in the 3-5 rep range for all your lifts or just the core lifts? (55:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – In each of your opinions, which popular exercise movements are useless and a waste of time? (1:00:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – You have talked about how some trendy ideas are BS, such as women-specific workouts and diets. Yet, the Mind Pump blog posts lately have been titled along the lines of best ways for women to lose weight, how to eat if you are an ectomorph, etc. Is this just for marketing or have your opinions changed? (1:03:57)

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Jun 12, 2020
1312: Eight Ways to Boost Strength Fast
51:34

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin reveal eight concrete steps you can take to increase your strength quickly.

  • If you’re getting stronger, it’s always good news. (3:27)
  • Eight ways to improve your strength gains. (6:50)
    • #1 - Proper Priming. (8:48)
    • #2 – Change up your Programming. (16:35)
    • #3 – Increase your Mobility. (23:06)
    • #4 – Bump up your Calories. (27:45)
    • #5 – Practice the Skill frequently. (31:18)
    • #6 - Variable Resistance. (38:21)
    • #7 – STOP training to failure. (42:26)
    • #8 – Frequency is King! (47:26)

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Jun 11, 2020
1311: How to Build a Wider Back, the Effect of Undereating on Muscle Growth, the Truth About Posture Correction Devices & More
01:04:35

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effect of undereating even if protein is high, how to combine MAPS HIIT with other programs, the 3 best lat building exercises, whether and posture correction devices work.

  • Sal, the ‘Pat Riley’ of podcasting right now. (6:44)
  • Is it pizza if it doesn’t have cheese? (9:10)
  • The ‘eating out’ business is crushing. (10:35)
  • The tragedy out of Santa Cruz County, as told from Justin’s perspective. (14:20)
  • How NED helps the physical forms of anxiety. (17:40)
  • The importance of sleep and how it helps you stay sharp mentally. (21:30)
  • Is this the last straw for CrossFit? (24:21)
  • Was the coronavirus man-made? (35:26)
  • Baby Di Stefano, a boy or a girl? (38:25)
  • Conspiracy Theory Hour with Mind Pump. (40:29)
  • #Quah question #1 – In terms of building muscle, it is possible to slightly hit or exceed your protein goal of 1 gram per pound of body weight, but still have lackluster results because your calories are too low? (44:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you combine MAPS HIIT with other programs like MAPS Anabolic? (48:45)
  • #Quah question #3 – I am doing 3 full-body workouts per week and looking to develop larger lats. What 3 exercises would you recommend to best hit them in each workout? (53:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do posture correction devices work and if so, will it naturally carry over to better form when lifting? (57:36)

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Dorian Yates (@thedorianyates)  Instagram

Jun 10, 2020
1310: The Three Best 30 Minute Workouts for Fat Loss and Muscle Gain
41:55

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin put together three 30-minute workouts focusing on muscle & strength, calorie burn and mobility.

  • How to approach the objection with time with your clients. (2:37)
  • 3 Effective 30 Minute Workouts for Fat Loss and Muscle Gain. (12:15)
  • #1 – Muscle and Strength: The goal, choosing the RIGHT exercises, the importance of rest time & MORE. (13:09)
    • Barbell squat. (17:02)
    • Barbell or dumbbell row. (19:59)
    • Bench or incline press. (22:33)
    • Overhead press. (24:24)
    • 2-4 sets of each exercise, 1-3 minutes of rest in between each set, 6-12 reps each exercise
  • #2 - Conditioning and Calorie Burn (HIIT workout): The goal, picking 3-4 balanced exercises, the importance of form & MORE. (25:22)
  • #3 – Mobility: Building strength in new ranges of motion, improving connection within those new ranges & MORE. (31:46)
    • Handcuffs to rotation or Wall test. (32:40)
    • The Windmill or Thread the needle. (33:50)
    • 90/90. (36:14)
    • Combat stretch. (36:33)

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Jun 08, 2020
1309: The Truth About Finishing Exercises for Building Muscle, the Importance of a Lower Back Arch When Benching, the Right Balance of Cardio, Resistance Training & Mobility Training for Athletes & More
01:04:49
  • Books and family dinner time. (4:09)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Parasite. (12:19)
  • Some weird news from Sal. (14:30)
  • More businesses that are thriving amid the pandemic. (16:48)
  • NBA is back! (17:54)
  • How Organifi’s planet protein is much easier to digest than the competition. (20:21)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (24:19)
  • In more strange news with Sal. (26:45)
  • The market is exploding for athleisure wear. (28:52)
  • Mind Pump on the current state of the housing market. (32:02)
  • Say less and DO more. (34:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is your opinion on finishers? Are they necessary or helpful to build strength? (46:56)
  • #Quah question #2 – How important is having a chest arch when bench pressing? Are there ways to improve having a better arch? (50:41)
  • #Quah question #3 – For athletes, what is a good balance between cardio, resistance training, and mobility training? (53:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – What was each one of your client's pet peeves when you all were training? (57:12)

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Jun 06, 2020
1308: How to Increase Your Squat, the Pros & Cons of False Grip vs. Standard Grip, Ways to Improve Gut Health & More
01:06:37
  • Who would have thought Tiger King was the most normal thing in 2020. (4:11)
  • Mind Pump are BIG bird guys. (5:55)
  • Mind Pump Workouts. (8:18)
  • The Stock Market doesn’t make sense. (10:05)
  • Gun sales are through the roof amid the coronavirus pandemic. (11:54)
  • Pregnancy and parenting. (16:13)
  • Magic Spoon’s new formulation. (28:32)
  • THC, terpenes, and pain management. (30:40)
  • Good vs bad people. (37:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why do I struggle to put weight on my squat? I am a long, lanky build and I have tried many stances and cannot break 300. (43:17)
  • #Quah question #2 – As someone who has gone to a big-box gym for years, I have struggled during this quarantine. I am used to doing way too many isolation movements, but at present only have a barbell, weights, and a squat rack. Can I solely use this equipment and still make progress by focusing just on compound movements? (48:42)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is your opinion on false grip vs standard grip while overhead pressing or barbell benching. I feel as though I have more strength using a false grip. (54:43)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your best tips for gut health? (58:46)

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Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere)  Instagram

Jun 05, 2020
1307: How to Make Your HIIT Workout More Effective
33:57

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss 6 different ways to increase the effectiveness of your HIIT workout.

  • The origins and benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). (3:17)
  • The differences between HIIT cardio and HIIT training with weights. (7:13)
  • Why mobility belongs in EVERY routine. (12:05)
  • The importance of reflecting on WHY you like this type of training. (17:20)
  • HIIT training is NOT meant to be all the time. (18:35)
  • Why your HIIT training should resemble more like resistance training and less than cardio. (22:01)
  • Prioritize FORM over everything! (25:30)
  • The cautious thought pattern that went into designing MAPS HIIT. (27:38)

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Jun 04, 2020
1306: Top Belly Fat Blasting Exercises, the Ideal Protein Consumption for Muscle Growth & Fat Loss, What to Expect When Starting a New Phase of Training & More
54:45

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the top 3 exercises for blasting belly fat, whether it is normal to feel some soreness when going into a new phase of training, recommended daily protein consumption, and when a vegan diet is more beneficial for a fit and healthy individual than one that includes animal products.

  • A sex game went wrong. (5:04)
  • Justin’s wife has a new nickname. (9:45)
  • Trump vs Social Media. (11:17)
  • The Great Reopening: UFC Gym’s new membership fees, how some gyms are staying afloat, the latest on the restaurant industry & MORE. (13:30)
  • Some good news surrounding the Coronavirus. (21:23)
  • The health benefits of creatine. (23:35)
  • Red light therapy and its effects on healing injuries. (27:23)
  • Peace, Love, Unity, Now. (29:04)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your top 3 exercises for blasting belly fat? (32:44)
  • #Quah question #2 - Is it normal to feel some soreness when going into a new phase of training or does that mean you took the workout too far? (36:18)
  • #Quah question #3 – How much protein do you guys recommend? How much do you each consume? (41:17)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is there a scenario, if any, that a vegan diet is more beneficial for a fit and healthy individual than one that includes animal products? (46:15)

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Jun 03, 2020
1305: Five Steps to Intuitive Eating
53:13

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover 5 steps that a person can take to learn how to eat intuitively.

  • How our emotions drive our eating behaviors. (1:56)
  • What is healthy? (5:00)
  • Why are people killing themselves over food? (6:45)
  • Lack of movement, a recipe for disaster. (9:35)
  • Step #1: Becoming aware. (10:44)
    • Unconscious Incompetence. (12:07)
    • Understanding macronutrients: Track your food. (16:45)
    • Becoming aware of nutrition labels and serving sizes. (23:32)
  • Step #2: No self-judgment, just observe. (26:32)
  • Step #3: Redefine your motivation. (30:15)
  • Step #4: Learning how to listen to your body's signals. (35:45)
  • Step #5: Putting things into practice. (46:05)

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Jun 01, 2020
1304: Ways to Determine If Your Workout Is Ideal for You, How to Cut & Bulk Without Counting Calories, the Pros & Cons of the Ab Wheel, & More
01:08:43

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether the ab wheel is a gimmick or essential, how to know if you’re getting results because of what you’re doing or in spite of what you’re doing, how to stay in shape, cut, or bulk without counting calories, and whether the coronavirus has altered their advice for aspiring trainers.

  • The ultimate get back. (4:54)
  • Mind Pump on the bullies they had as kids, the most likely bully out of the group & MORE. (6:55)
  • Facebook adjusting salaries based on where you live. (25:07)