Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

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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.

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

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

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
1260: 7 Male Fitness Myths That Slow Your Gains
01:12:46

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss seven common beliefs that men have about fitness that are impeding their success.

 

Mar 30, 2020
1259: How to Properly Use Full Range of Motion When Lifting, Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthy, the Pros & Cons of Artificial Sweeteners & MORE
01:28:02

1259: How to Properly Use Full Range of Motion When Lifting, Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthy, the Pros & Cons of Artificial Sweeteners & MORE

  • Breaking down what the stimulus package means for you. (4:50)
  • What would you do for bailout money from the government? (8:22)
  • Elon Musk is still operating at full speed and looking into the future. (14:40)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Tiger King on Netflix. (20:15)
  • Mind Pump talks about politics. (22:15)
  • The false perception that you know how to run a business. (24:50)
  • Should we be concerned about our internet bandwidth slowing down? (29:26)
  • Magic Spoon is crushing it and doing well during these tough times. (31:32)
  • Home-schooling is a full-time job. (33:55)
  • Could the blood from coronavirus survivors be used to treat current patients? (37:50)
  • Some statistics to give you some perspective and put your mind at ease. (41:11)
  • How the guys have been consuming Organifi Green Juice to get their daily veggies in these days. (46:18)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you guys get your kids to eat healthy? Mine refuse to eat most of the healthy meals I make. (49:32)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is it bad to extend all the way in a push movement like a shoulder press? People keep telling me not to lock out my arms, but if I don’t extend all the way that’s not full range of motion, right? (1:01:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – After all this coronavirus stuff blows over and gyms are back open again how do you go back to lifting heavy without injuring yourself? (1:06:50)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the pros and cons of artificial sweeteners? Is there one that is better than the others? (1:12:23)

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Mar 28, 2020
1258 Eating Based on Activity, Pyramid & Reverse Pyramid Sets, the Benefit of Working Out in High Temperatures & More
01:17:44

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about changing nutrition to account for being much more sedentary, the advantages of increasing or decreasing weight, the benefits to doing workouts in higher temperatures and helping a family member understand the advantages of weightlifting.

  • Shopping in the age of COVID-19. (8:41)
  • Building the skills to handle massive failure and come back stronger. (15:17)
  • How large companies/brands are pivoting to do their part during this crisis. (22:02)
  • Vuori offering their services to help. (26:11)
  • A fitness influencer has her way of fighting this virus. (28:46)
  • Can high doses of vitamin-c be a natural way to fight COVID-19? (31:00)
  • The Olympics have been delayed until 2021. (32:22)
  • Crime rates and pollution are dropping worldwide! (33:21)
  • Can your blood type make you more susceptible to the coronavirus? (35:21)
  • How Adam and Justin have Kion coffee flowing through their veins. (37:30)
  • Home-schooling while being sheltered in place. (40:45)
  • Mind Pump talks about politics. (43:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – Since people are staying home for an unprecedented about of time, should they change their nutrition to account for being much more sedentary? (50:30)
  • #Quah question #2 – When it comes to compound movements, I tend to increase the weight during the progression of my sets. But during isolation exercises, I tend to decrease the weight. What are the advantages of increasing or decreasing weight and how can I know when it’s most advantageous to do one or the other? (1:00:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are there real benefits to doing workouts in higher temperatures or heated areas? I’m curious if there are more benefits than just sweating to make weight for sports. (1:04:15)
  • #Quah question #4 – I have a family member who started exercising again. She used to do CrossFit and I think she is a little scared to lift weights because of how intense it was in CrossFit. She now does a lot of cardio and I am very proud of her for starting to get healthy again. But I would like her to better understand that weightlifting will help her more in the long run. I do not want to think I’m telling her what she is doing wrong though.  (1:11:13)

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Mar 27, 2020
1257: The Best At-Home Exercises for Your Entire Body
54:38

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the best at-home exercises for all parts of the body. 

  • Why working out without equipment doesn’t mean you have to have bad workouts. (2:46)
  • The biggest challenges of at-home workouts. (4:33)
  • The best at-home exercises, proper techniques and ways to see the greatest progression for all parts of the body.
    • Chest. (5:40)
    • Back. (13:55)
    • Shoulders. (23:17)
    • Legs. (29:03)
    • Core. (40:35)
    • Arms. (44:30)
    • Mobility. (48:00)
  • How to piece it all together and structure your workout. (48:44)

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Mar 26, 2020
1256: Staying Motivated When Working Out at Home, the Value of Splitting up at Home Workouts, the Difference Between Going to Fatigue & Going to Failure & More
01:18:38

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do if less motivated to workout at home vs. going to the gym, the best way to implement an at home exercise program, what to do about a dramatic appetite increase while sheltering at home, and what it means to workout to fatigue vs. going it to failure.

  • Sal’s connection to the situation going on in Italy. (8:08)
  • Updates on COVID-19. (14:00)
  • Sal’s self-inflicted paranoia. (15:59)
  • Justin is a perfectionist. (19:35)
  • The benefits of ‘all-day’ workouts to break up your day. (22:47)
  • The power of positivity. (26:30)
  • The illusion of control. (31:13)
  • The value of being silly and having fun in these crazy times. (33:45)
  • Strategies to bring down stress and anxiety. (36:17)
  • How Facetiming people may be better for your psyche. (38:58)
  • #MindPumpKitchen updates from the Tahoe House. (40:50)
  • Exciting news from The Di Stefano’s! (42:05)
  • Updates on the Mind Pump Gym in Tahoe. (44:08)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (45:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – I find myself less motivated to do home workouts on a consistent basis vs going to the gym on a daily basis. Any insight into why this is and advice on improving the consistency of workouts at home? (49:42)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to implement our at-home exercise program? One hour a day of body weight and resistance bands or should we split it up into 2 or 3 20-minute workouts? How can this affect our mental health? (56:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – I've noticed since being confined to my home, my appetite has dramatically increased. I know I’m not alone in this. Why are we so hungry and what can we do to regulate our intake? (1:01:23)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you guys define what it means to take a workout to fatigue? How does this relate to taking it to failure? (1:06:15)

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Mar 25, 2020
1255: How Trainers Can Maintain Their Businesses While Gyms Are Closed
43:57

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin give actionable ways trainers can adapt to maintain their businesses and even thrive during this period of gym closures and uncertainty.

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted society, affected the economy & MORE. (3:21)
  • Why Mind Pump love trainers so much. (5:41)
  • What a trainer's true role is for their clients. (8:32)
  • Do not be reactive, be proactive. (11:42)
  • The value a trainer can provide through Facetime. (16:35)
  • Placing a focus on mobility and holding your clients accountable. (19:45)
  • The importance of breaking up your client's sessions to build lifers. (25:50)
  • How to be assertive, creative and communicate with confidence. (28:20) 
  • How to accept payments. (37:50)
  • Stay in your lane and build value. (38:30)

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Mar 23, 2020
1254: How to Use Rest-Pause Sets, Tips for Overcoming Sugar Addiction, Introducing Weightlifting to Teens & MORE
01:17:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about rest-pause sets and how can they be used in a workout, “curing” a sugar addiction, teaching a weightlifting class to middle schoolers, and tips and strategies to help with forward shoulder.

  • Does ibuprofen make the coronavirus worse? (5:45)
  • Should we take elderberry if we have the virus? (8:17)
  • Why Italy has a high infection and death rate. (11:02)
  • Time to invest in Facebook ads. (13:34)
  • Florida did not get the memo about the coronavirus. (15:02)
  • Are we downplaying the numbers and impact of the virus? (16:20)
  • The different methods scientists are taking to tackle this outbreak head-on. (19:11)
  • Shout out to Mind Pump sponsors! (25:10)
  • Why you should be optimizing your home while stuck at home. (27:15)
  • Making light of this hysteria with memes. (33:07)
  • Weird Facts with Sal. (34:00)
  • The game-changing benefits of blue-blocking glasses for Justin. (37:20)
  • Justin’s cheese addiction is getting out of hand. (38:32)
  • #MindPumpKitchen, Tahoe #staycation edition. (40:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are rest-pause sets and how can they be used in a workout? (45:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you go about “curing” a sugar addiction? (54:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – I’m a middle school PE teacher and am passionate about lifting. How would you teach a weightlifting class if you were the teacher? Do you start bodyweight and then teach the lifts? Any ideas on programming would be great. (1:02:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – I have been addressing ‘forward shoulder’ for about a year and have made good progress with my posture, but my neck still shoots forward. Any tips or strategies to help with this? (1:09:02)

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Mar 21, 2020
1253: The Truth About Kipping Pull-Ups, the Benefits of Drinking a Gallon of Water, Addressing Hypermobility Issues & MORE
01:11:04

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether the gallon of water a day recommendation is a real thing or just a myth, kipping pull-ups as a substitute for strict pull-ups, combining a therapy practice with personal training, and what to do if lifts are affected by hypermobility.

  • Sal’s self-quarantine. (5:00)
  • The industries that are CRUSHING during this hysteria. (8:00)
  • The influx of online coaching and what NCI is doing to help personal trainers. (8:45)
  • The Ambassador of Health is down! (11:07)
  • What is Sal using to heal his body? (13:40)
  • Support your local business. (16:50)
  • San Francisco is on lockdown. (17:55)
  • Fun Facts with Justin, Star Wars edition. (19:45)
  • What Mind Pump is streaming. (22:05)
  • Will this crisis strengthen or hurt Trump’s chances of reelection? (24:06)
  • Will all these potential bailouts cause a recession? (26:55)
  • Rational thinking goes out of the window during a crisis. (27:42)
  • The importance of changing your workouts when stuck in a rut. (29:00)
  • How to use all-day workouts to eliminate stress. (33:29)
  • Conspiracy hour with Mind Pump, coronavirus edition. (35:53)
  • Mind Pump refuses to slow down! (38:37)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is the ‘gallon of water a day’ a real thing or just a myth? (43:06)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are kipping pull-ups a good substitute if I can only do one or two strict pull-ups? (50:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on combining a therapy practice with personal training? (56:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – You guys have discussed the importance of mobility work, but what should you do if your lifts are affected by hypermobility? (1:02:01)

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Mar 20, 2020
1252: Confessions of a Sports Agent
01:24:34

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Wynn Silberman, a sports agent who has represented well-known pros in the NFL and MLB. Wynn is full of fascinating behind the scenes stories.

  • Why he believes oxygen heals. (3:59)
  • His take on stem cell treatment. (5:38)
  • What things have impressed him the most when it comes to recovery and rehab? (6:30)
  • Why stem cell research in the US is so slow. (8:25)
  • How many athletes are ACTUALLY investing in their recovery and health? (9:20)
  • Pablo Sandoval likes to party. (13:37)
  • What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? (16:20)
  • Cannabis and the NFL. (22:55)
  • How the NFL always seems to win against the Players Union. (27:18)
  • How does one become a sports agent? (29:05)
  • What makes you a good agent? (31:52)
  • The scariest moment he has encountered as an agent. (40:06)
  • The concept of a “professional groupie.” (48:55)
  • The importance of educating the athlete on social media/branding, case in reference, Marquette King. (53:20)
  • His perspective on the situation with Colin Kaepernick. (1:04:09)
  • Do players ever negotiate deals without agents? (1:13:14)
  • What separates him from Drew Rosenhaus? (1:16:15)
  • That time he got in a fight with “The Shark.” (1:18:05)
  • How he defines the NFL Combine. (1:19:17)
  • A peek behind the curtain, how much an agent makes when a player signs a massive deal. (1:21:10)

 

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Mar 19, 2020
1251: When Going to Failure Increases Gains, the Risks & Benefits of Jefferson Curls, the Truth About Being Big-boned & More
58:39

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether going to failure can be beneficial every once in a while, if “big-boned” is actually a thing or just an excuse for individuals who are overweight, whether Jefferson Curls are good or bad, and tips for mental exhaustion from the gym.

  • Justin’s impressive tongue. (4:40)
  • Sal’s possible replacements. (5:55)
  • Mind Pump’s #staycation is on! (8:00)
  • Adam and Justin geek out over Westworld. (9:40)
  • How the coronavirus hysteria is impacting us + how Everlywell is there to help. (19:17)
  • Adam’s Top 10 Coronavirus List. (22:50)
  • Tom Brady’s HUGE announcement. (32:50)
  • No one wants to be on a cruise ship right now. (36:57)
  • #Quah question #1 - Can going to failure be beneficial every once in a while? If so, how often? (39:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is the term “big-boned” actually a thing or is it an excuse for individuals who are overweight? (42:43)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are your thoughts on Jefferson Curls? Good, bad, neither? (47:53)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some tips for mental exhaustion from the gym? (52:06)

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Mar 18, 2020
1250: How to Stay Fit, Healthy & Well During the Coronavirus Pandemic
44:46

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to maintain fitness when gyms are closed, bolster the immune system and maintain a positive state of mind during the stressful coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Mind Pump way, being effective in scary times and not motivated by fear. (5:00)
  • The negativity biases that are all-consuming. (7:45)
  • The incredible opportunity to do good and rise above. (10:50)
  • The power of the human spirit. (15:15)
  • Things you can do for yourself that will help you stay fit, healthy and well. (18:00)
    • Tips for at-home workouts. (22:40)
    • How to approach nutrition for your physical and emotional body. (31:05)
    • Tips to manage stress. (36:55)

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Mar 16, 2020
1249: How to Maintain Muscle During Coronavirus Gym Closures, Tips to Separate Your Body Image from Your Self-image, the Best Ways to Stretch and Strengthen the Quadratus Lumborum & More
01:11:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about tips to maintain muscle when gyms are closed due to the coronavirus, the best ways to stretch and strengthen the quadratus lumborum, habits they have introduced in the last year, both good or bad, and how to learn to not identify your body image as your self-image?

  • Gyms in modern times. (4:33)
  • Ace inhibiting drugs and their connection to the coronavirus. (7:13)
  • Is the man-flu a real thing? (10:06)
  • Pepsi buys Rockstar Energy. (11:28)
  • The dangers of caffeine. (14:00)
  • Mind Pump Predicts, the rise of at-home workouts. (21:00)
  • Magic Spoon now has mini boxes! (23:10)
  • Is it important to look fit as a personal trainer? (26:29)
  • Random Facts with Justin. (33:45)
  • MiiR is always giving back. (36:20)
  • Science is weird. (38:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – I live in France and gyms may be forced to close due to the coronavirus. What are some tips to maintain muscle during this period of time? (40:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some of the best ways to stretch and strengthen the quadratus lumborum? (45:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some habits you guys have introduced in the last year, good or bad? (50:58)
  • #Quah question #4 - How and what defines a person’s self-image and how do you learn not to identify your body image as your self-image? (1:02:05)

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  • Justin "ᴛʜᴇ ʙɪɢ ᴘʏɢᴍʏ" Wren (@thebigpygmy) • Instagram
Mar 14, 2020
1248: The Best Budget High-quality Protein Sources, How to Retain Muscle When Using HIIT and LISS Cardio to Maximize Fat Loss, the Most Demonized & Overhyped Foods & More
01:19:42

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do when you struggle with taking rest days, the best affordable high quality protein sources, the ideal role that HIIT and LISS cardio play in a workout to maximize fat loss and retain muscle, and foods that are wrongfully demonized.

  • Revolutionary study on incorporating diet breaks. (4:57)
  • Mind Pump speculates on the future impact of the coronavirus for all industries. (11:15)
  • Ways to boost the immune system and stay healthy. (20:56)
  • Random Facts with Justin, Otzi the Iceman edition. (28:19)
  • What is going on over at Onnit? (32:23)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's your advice with someone who mentally struggles with taking rest days? (47:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – If on a budget, what are the best affordable high-quality protein sources you recommend buying? (52:49)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the ideal role that HIIT and LISS cardio play in a workout to maximize fat loss and retain muscle? Can you give an idea of what a week would look like incorporating those two forms of cardio? (59:14)
  • #Quah question #4 – What foods do you think are most wrongfully demonized and what foods do you think are overhyped? (1:08:46)

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  • Drew Pinsky (@drdrewpinsky) • Instagram
  • Aubrey Marcus (@aubreymarcus) • Instagram
Mar 13, 2020
1247: The Dangers of Eating Too Much Sugar
55:39

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the potential negative impacts of consuming too much sugar.

  • The demonization of sugar. (5:00)
  • The addictive properties of sugar and the physiological effects on your body. (7:39)
  • How we evolved to crave it. (12:19)
  • Things that studies have shown that high sugar diets contribute to. (14:48)
    • #1 - Weight Gain. (16:15)
    • #2 - Risk for heart disease. (21:26)
  • Expressing empathy for former clients and themselves. (24:00)
    • #3 - Acne. (30:34)
    • #4 - Effect on the microbiome and autoimmune diseases. (31:40)
    • #5 - Type 2 diabetes. (35:07)
  • Consumer alert! Nutrient splitting on labels is a real issue. (38:00)
    • #6 - Cancer and it’s link to high consumption of sugar. (40:03)
    • #7 - Can accelerate skin and cellular aging. (42:36)
    • #8 – Energy swings and mood. (45:10)
  • How to eat sugar properly. (49:52)

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Mar 12, 2020
1246: Cellulite Reduction Strategies, Preventing Joint Pain When Lifting Heavy, Frequency Vs. Duration When Performing Mobility Work & More
01:14:44

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether red light therapy actually helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, ways to prevent joint pain when lifting heavy, whether it is better to do small portions of mobility work throughout the week or to dedicate a full day to just mobility, and the popularity of “What I eat in a day” vlogs.

  • Public vs Private schools. The differences, big issues, impact & MORE. (4:58)
  • The anti-anxiety and neurological benefits of CBD. (22:57)
  • Mind Pump on the canceling of Arnold Classic due to the coronavirus & MORE. (31:13)
  • The coronavirus effect on the travel industry. (36:20)
  • Recapping Mind Pump Live, the VIP dinner & MORE. (39:42)
  • The natural ways to protect your immune system from viruses. (45:07)
  • Fun Facts with Justin, Pringles edition. (46:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's your take on red light therapy? Does it actually help reduce the appearance of cellulite? (49:35)
  • #Quah question #2 – If I lift heavy will it cause my joints to hurt over time? If so, is there any way to prevent it? (58:42)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it better to do small portions of mobility work throughout the week or should you dedicate a full day to just mobility? (1:04:53)
  • #Quah question #4 - “What I eat in a day” vlogs are very popular on social media. Why do you think we are so interested in what social influencers eat? (1:07:48)

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  • Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne) • Instagram
  • Laurie Christine King (LCK) (@lauriechristineking) Instagram
  • Dexter "The Blade" Jackson (@mrolympia08) Instagram
Mar 11, 2020
1245: Why Meal Plans Suck
47:28

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the pitfalls of meal plans.

  • The unpopular statement, why all meal plans suck. (2:58)
  • The mistakes the guys made in their early days of personal training when it came to providing meal plans to their clients. (5:15)
  • Why MOST people cannot stick to a meal plan. (11:52)
  • Challenging the trainer to not go the lazy route. (15:46)
  • Is following a meal plan long-term considered a disordered form of eating? (19:09)
  • What restricted eating can promote. (20:26)
  • It is NOT for me. (26:56)
  • Real-life changes, so change your routine. (31:19)
  • How the answers are NOT what will give you success, it’s how you GET to the answers that will give you success. (32:58)
  • Tips to build long-term results and change behaviors. (36:30)
  • Nutrition is individualized. (43:28)

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  • Food, We Need To Talk (@foodweneedtotalk) • Instagram
Mar 09, 2020
1244: Clean Eating vs. Flexible Dieting, Preventing Muscle Loss When Cutting, The Best Cardio Machines & MORE
01:31:35

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why bodybuilders almost always seem to opt for clean eating as opposed to flexible dieting, whether the body gets too efficient at basic human movements such as walking, how to ensure you don’t lose too much muscle when cutting, and the big 4 cardio machines.

  • Adam’s puberty squeak. (4:50)
  • Mind Pump on effectively disciplining their children, temper tantrums & MORE. (7:07)
  • The newest addition to the Andrews family. (19:34)
  • Mind Pump on nudist colonies. (24:33)
  • The Di Stefano wine tasting trip brought to you by ZBiotics. (29:21)
  • Butcher Box’s exemplary customer service. (33:52)
  • Justin on his latest dietary experiment, the impact of elimination diets & MORE. (36:24)
  • Things are getting crazy in San Francisco. (41:40)
  • Mind Pump election predictions. (49:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why do bodybuilders almost always seem to opt for strictly clean eating as opposed to a flexible dieting approach? (54:34)
  • #Quah question #2 – You often mention cardio adaptation. Does our body get too efficient at basic human movements such as walking as well? (1:05:56)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you ensure you don’t lose too much muscle when cutting? I am very attached to the gains and don’t want to see them go. (1:09:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – What would you consider to be the big 4 cardio machines? (1:18:59)

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Mar 07, 2020
1243: Why SARMs Are Not Worth the Risk, How to Improve Your Vertical Jump, the Impact Resistance Training & Diet Has on Conception & More
01:26:45

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether SARMs are a useful tool or a gimmick, exercises for improving vertical jump, how resistance training and nutrition play a factor for women who want to conceive and what fatherhood has taught them.

  • Justin experiments with Organifi. (3:50)
  • The silly things that have been seen in the gym. (6:27)
  • Mind Pump on Netflix’s Top 10, releasing their analytics & MORE. (9:45)
  • Mind Pump on the Pete Davidson special on Netflix, backstory with past relationships & MORE. (15:10)
  • Mind Pump random thoughts. (22:10)
  • Mind Pump on the hysteria surrounding the Coronavirus. (25:10)
  • Are viruses alive or not? (29:35)
  • The Fed pumping more money into the market. (31:38)
  • Justin cold calling for charity, his closing rate & MORE. (33:14)
  • #Quah question #1 - Are SARMs are a useful tool or a gimmick? (38:51)
  • #Quah question #2 – What exercises would you recommend for improving your vertical jump? (47:17)
  • #Quah question #3 - Do resistance training and nutrition play a factor for women who want to conceive? Would a woman have to switch up their diet and training regimen to better her chances of conceiving? (56:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What has fatherhood taught you? I just had my first son and what advice would you give to a first-time parent? (1:04:43)

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  • Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere) • Instagram
  • Paul J. Fabritz (@pjfperformance) • Instagram
  • Cory Schlesinger (@schlesstrength) • Instagram
  • Max Schmarzo (ATC/CSCS/MS) (@strong_by_science) Instagram
  • Sonny Webster (@sonnywebstergb) Instagram
  • Drew Canole (@drewcanole) • Instagram
Mar 06, 2020
1242: Muscle Building Secrets of Powerlifting With Dr. Jordan Shallow
01:14:24

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with good friend Dr. Jordan Shallow about the value of training for powerlifting.

  • Is powerlifting getting more mainstream in the fitness space? (2:49)
  • The strength building carryover benefits of powerlifting. (6:04)
  • Are deadlifts dangerous? (9:26)
  • The biggest myths surrounding powerlifting principles. (18:25)
    • Practicing the skill and not training the output. (21:31)
    • Defining what going to failure is. (26:17)
    • Women and strength training. (30:18)
      • How to train a coach to cue the proper form. (39:30)
      • Conventional vs Sumo deadlift. (41:47)
    • The prerequisite exercises for the big 4 lifts. (43:54)
      • The Squat. (45:10)
      • The Deadlift/Bench Press. (47:30)
        • Muscle function vs muscle action. (54:09)
      • The Overhead Press. (57:14)
    • What does it look like to eat for performance vs strength? (1:00:23)
    • How you become the shape of your sport. (1:05:36)
    • Jordan’s favorite non-powerlifting movement. (1:07:48)
    • The Mind Pump reach. (1:10:00)

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  • Robert Oberst (@robertoberst) • Instagram
  • Max Schmarzo (ATC/CSCS/MS) (@strong_by_science) Instagram
  • Stefanie Cohen, DPT (@steficohen) Instagram
Mar 05, 2020
1241: Adjusting Creatine Intake on Non-training Days, Ways to Get Quality Sleep When Working Shifts, Finding Balance as a Professional Athlete & More
01:17:50

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether creatine intake should differ on non-training days, how to get quality sleep when working shifts, becoming a professional athlete with a balanced lifestyle, and what to consider before leaving a big box gym to become an independent trainer.

  • Importance of your mindset when going into a workout. (6:11)
  • Study: Eating a junk food diet undermines your memory and self-control.
  •  (14:23)
  • Mind Pump,  BIG Group Class guys. (17:33)
  • Hugo Boss’s connection to a certain regime. (25:50)
  • The blood bath that is the Stock Market. (29:11)
  • Is Bitcoin on the rise again? (32:28)
  • Mind Pump making a BIG push to focus on their other platforms. (35:21)
  • Resistance training and Alzheimer's. (37:39)
  • The unintentional consequences of school mandated policies. (43:27)
  • #Quah question #1 – When supplementing with creatine should your intake differ on non-training days? (50:41)
  • #Quah question #2 - How can you get quality sleep when working shifts? (57:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you believe it is possible to become a professional athlete with a balanced lifestyle? (1:03:04)
  • #Quah question #4 – As a trainer, what should you consider before leaving a big box gym to become an independent trainer? (1:07:48)

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Mar 04, 2020
1240: The Muscle Building & Fat Burning Effects of Oly Lifting With Sonny Webster
01:02:45

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the challenges and benefits of Olympic Lifting with Olympian Sonny Webster.

  • What is Olympic Lifting? (3:30)
  • The difference between power and strength. (5:10)
  • Does getting stronger contribute to more power? (6:08)
  • The prerequisites REQUIRED if you want to start Olympic lifting. (7:08)
  • Are Olympic weightlifting shoes recommended? (8:56)
  • Where does it rank in terms of complexity and skill required? (10:33)
  • How does he define mobility? (14:40)
  • Olympic Weightlifting for Beginners 101. Understanding the process, the think box vs the play box & MORE. (16:04)
  • What role does fatigue play into this modality? (20:30)
  • Teaching Olympic Weightlifting in the CrossFit market. (22:40)
  • Breaking down the triple extension. (29:00)
  • The process of the catch position. (31:20)
  • What are the most common athletes that come to him? (32:29)
  • The best complimentary exercises for Olympic Weightlifting? (34:25)
  • What paradigm-shattering moments has he experienced in his career? (37:00)
  • Where did he get his mobility from and how does he keep it up? (39:30)
  • How often does he chase PR’s? (40:40)
  • Selling Olympic Weightlifting to the masses: What can they expect to gain? (41:45)
  • The importance of getting the RIGHT muscles to work. (44:40)
  • What are the most common injuries? (46:04)
  • For the average person, what element of Olympic Weightlifting would he recommend they start with? (47:21)
  • Should I mobilize or practice movements before or after my workout? (49:08)
  • Is there a technique to brace the core when doing Olympic Weightlifting? (52:00)
  • Weightlifting can be assessable for EVERYONE! (55:33)
  • Practice the skill and master the movement. (57:52)

 

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Mathew Fraser (@mathewfras)  Instagram

Mar 02, 2020
1239: How to Get a Flat Belly, Techniques to Add Weight to Your Major Lifts, Tips for Increasing the Depth of Your Squat & More
01:16:42

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises to get a flat, tight stomach, the best supplemental exercises for increasing the four big lifts, ways to improve the mind/muscle connection, and advice for someone who wants to squat deeper but can’t break parallel.

  • Mind Pump reminisces on their old videos. (4:44)
  • Mind Pump on colossal poops. (10:08)
  • How massage guns may cause problems, their favorite type of massage & MORE. (16:12)
  • How Adam uses the ChiliPad to get better sleep. (24:23)
  • Oral health is important for heart health. (28:19)
  • A company makes protein out of thin air. (31:21)
  • The latest product on Justin’s radar. (33:30)
  • Electronics and secondhand screen time. (34:35)
  • Airbnb taking new measures to keep their guests safe. (40:30)
  • Magic mushrooms to be used for marriage therapy. (42:45)
  • #Quah question #1 – What exercises should you include in your routine to get a flat, tight stomach? (47:03)
  • #Quah question #2 - What are some of the best supplemental exercises for increasing the big four lifts? (55:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are some ways to improve the mind/muscle connection? (1:06:49)
  • #Quah question #4 – What advice would you give to someone who wants to squat deeper but can’t break parallel? (1:10:55)

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Feb 29, 2020
1238: How & When to Superset, Using Angles to Increase Gains, Exercises to Improve Balance & MORE
01:16:44

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how often to use supersets and what muscle groups to use them with, how to take advantage of using angles when lifting, favorite exercises to increase a person’s sense of balance, and what people in their 20s need to hear about training and nutrition.

Feb 28, 2020
1237: Why Most Group Exercise Classes Suck
52:37

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the pros and cons of group classes.

  • Group Exercise Classes: The good, the bad and the ugly. (3:38)
  • The origins of group exercise classes. (8:25)
  • Why is there such a pull to take these classes? (10:34)
  • The Pros of Group Exercise Classes. (14:45)
  • Cardio with weights. (17:18)
  • The risk vs reward of yoga classes. (18:28)
  • The detrimental effects of being a cortisol junkie. (20:00)
  • The biggest mistake people make. (23:58)
  • Regression vs Progression. (25:52)
  • The difficulty to individualize. (27:40)
  • Do NOT ignore your body’s signals. (31:15)
  • The popularity of Orangetheory and F45, the difficulty to teach it & MORE. (33:15)
  • The importance of educating yourself before you invest in group exercise classes. (45:32)

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Feb 27, 2020
1236: How Hip Thrusts Rank Compared to Other Compound Lifts, What to Do If You Have Horrible Mobility, Massage Gun Review & More
01:30:17

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how hip thrusts stack up compared to other compound lifts, what you should do if you have horrible all-round mobility, favorite go-to dishes that they cook at home, and whether massage guns are good for recovery or a just waste of money.

  • Sal’s kerfuffle at the gym. (5:00) 
  • Sal’s honeymoon in Maui. (8:58)
  • Adam living the #dadlife and his new normal when it comes to his fitness. (12:30)
  • Justin is cutting down on the caffeine. (22:30)
  • Why all CBD products are NOT created equal. (27:25)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Babies on Netflix. (31:26)
  • The ‘Influencers in the Wild’ page is blowing up! (40:32)
  • Jay Shetty gets called out, what it means to be authentic & MORE. (42:44)
  • Harvey Weinstein gets convicted. (48:07)
  • #Quah question #1 - From listening to Mind Pump I have learned that compound lifts are essential for building strength and muscle. Do you consider the hip thrust to be in the same category or is it more of an accessory exercise for those seeking to develop their glutes? (51:44)
  • #Quah question #2 - If you have horrible all-round mobility should you focus on one area first and then move on to the next one once that is ok? Or should you do a bit on all the problem areas? (1:00:49)
  • #Quah question #3 - You guys talk about the importance of eating high-quality/healthy food, yet besides Doug, we rarely get to hear what any of you cook at home. What’s your favorite go-to dish that you cook for yourself at home? (1:11:01)
  • #Quah question #4 - Are massage guns good for recovery or a waste of money? (1:23:00)

 

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Feb 26, 2020
1235: The 5 Most Overrated Supplements
37:54

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin reveal why five of the most popular supplements may be a complete waste of money.

  • The challenges that Mind Pump currently faces. (1:41)
  • The 5 Most Overrated Supplements. (3:00)
    • Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). (5:10)
    • Fat burners. (14:18)
    • Nitric oxide boosters. (20:45)
    • Testosterone boosters. (26:37)
    • Collagen protein. (31:24)

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Feb 24, 2020
1234: Jenny Craig DNA Decoder Plan Review, the Best Way to Build a Solid Core, the Single Most Valuable Piece of Exercise Equipment & More
01:16:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the Jenny Craig DNA Decoder Plan, building a good core by only doing compound lifts and mobility exercises like the ones in MAPS Prime, the one piece of equipment they would take if the last gym in the world was on fire, and what to do when you have the right mindset to achieve your goals but have too many distractions keeping you from reaching them.

  • Insecure people are intimidated by confident people. (4:30)
  • Coming full circle with not caring and creating an artificial status. (7:28)
  • Mind Pump on their old school porn stories and getting caught in the act.  (10:15)
  • The pros and cons of cooking in a cast-iron skillet, farm-raised vs wild-caught fish, favorite cuts of Butcher Box meat & MORE. (16:36)
  • New guidelines being put on heading in soccer. (21:57)
  • Mind Pump on the coronavirus. (24:48)
  • Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme Disease. (27:15)
  • Wayfair’s poor business model resulting in hundreds of layoffs. (29:50)
  • Weight loss drug being pulled from the market over cancer risk. (34:34)
  • Nike extortion case. (38:05)
  • Mind Pump talk politics. (41:32)
  • #Quah question #1 – Saw an ad on TV for the Jenny Craig DNA Meal Plan for weight loss. It seems like clever marketing B.S. Any viability to this? (46:27)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you build a good core by only doing compound lifts and mobility exercises like the ones in MAPS Prime? Or should you incorporate certain core and ab exercises as well? (52:16)
  • #Quah question #3 - If the last gym in the world was on fire, which piece of equipment would take with you and why? (57:46)
  • #Quah question #4 - What do you do when you have the right mindset to achieve your goals, but you have too many distractions keeping you from reaching them? (1:04:15)

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Dr. Ben Pollack, PhD (@phdeadlift)  Instagram

Feb 22, 2020
1233: When to Use High Reps to Build Muscle & Strength, the Benefits of Splitting up Your Workout Throughout the Day, the Best Ways to Deal With Stress & More
01:14:09

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about 2-a-days, whether endurance rep ranges in the 15-20 range help at all with strength and hypertrophy, the correlation between lean muscle mass and resting metabolic rate, and the best ways to deal with stress.

  • Adam experimenting with Organifi products. (4:07)
  • Adam’s prank falls flat on his staff member. (5:21)
  • Tom and Jerry turn 80 and the evolution of animation. (11:15)
  • Astronauts and resistance training. (13:50)
  • Blue light blocking glasses have come a LONG way. (17:28)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Mythic Quest on Apple+ and McMillions on HBO. (21:10)
  • Is masturbation the new cold & flu medicine? (26:50)
  • The Jeff Bezos effect. (29:05)
  • Antioxidants and cancer. (35:15)
  • The importance of being ‘diet fluid’. (36:37)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on 2-a-days? (40:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do endurance rep ranges in the 15-20 range help at all with strength and hypertrophy? (48:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – I recently came across conflicting arguments regarding the correlation between lean muscle mass and resting metabolic rate. Why do you think most of these studies seem to suggest that the increase is fairly minimal? (53:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the best ways to deal with stress? (1:02:26)

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Wim Hof (@iceman_hof)  Instagram

Feb 21, 2020
1232: The 5 Most Important Resistance Training Principles
58:57

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the 5 most important principles of resistance training.

  • Defining resistance training and how to properly apply it. (3:21)
  • What qualifies as resistance training? (7:12)
  • The 5 Commandments of Resistance Training. 
    • #1 – Do the RIGHT exercises and practice them consistently. (8:16)
    • #2 – Use the PROPER technique. (19:31)
    • #3 – Get stronger! (28:02)
    • #4 – Understand the appropriate dose of intensity and frequency. (34:12)
    • #5 – Seek Novelty. (43:23)
      • Seek a variety of exercises in your routine. (51:32)
      • The importance of tempo and rest. (53:10)

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Feb 20, 2020
1231: Breast Enhancing Exercises, How to Alter Diet on Training vs. Non-training Days, Learning to Love Healthy Foods & More
01:06:56

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether pec development makes breasts look bigger, how to alter diet on training vs. non-training days, elevator pitches for trying to convince family members of the benefits of resistance training, and the best way to learn to eat new, healthy foods that you haven’t enjoyed in the past.

  • It’s a Vuori Valentine’s Day over at Mind Pump. (4:50)
  • The story behind Mind Pump’s latest sponsor, ZBiotics, and the Wheel of Misfortune. (5:32)
  • Death metal is a whole lot of angst. (24:00)
  • SEO and movies. (28:56)
  • The latest tech news with Mind Pump, the dangers of too much access to information & MORE. (31:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – I recently started working out with a new trainer who has me doing more chest work than I’ve ever done before. Being a very small-breasted woman, is my pec development going to make my chest look bigger? (35:40)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you alter your diet on training vs. non-training days? (41:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you have an elevator pitch for trying to convince family members of the benefits of resistance training? (48:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What’s the best way to learn how to eat new, healthy foods that you haven’t enjoyed in the past? I can’t stand salmon and most fish, but I want the health benefits. Can you teach yourself to like new foods? (57:35)

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Matt Cutshall (@mattcutshall)  Instagram

Feb 19, 2020
1230: Surviving & Thriving in a Toxic World With Max Lugavere
01:11:28

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with good friend and author Max Lugavere about his newest book, The Genius Life.

  • Health is important to everybody. (1:41)
  • Is Max getting into ‘tiffs’ over social media? (3:40)
  • Making the case for organic vs non-organic. (6:24)
  • Endocrine disruptors and their effect on our hormones. (9:45)
  • The importance of seeking out the opposing view from your own. (14:08)
  • Why is vegans' anger so misplaced? (17:50)
  • The rising popularity of the carnivore diet. (21:30)
  • Don’t Fork Around! The value of dietary protein. (24:00)
  • Do not be afraid of a good quality salt! (27:05)
  • How ultra-processed foods highjack your hunger levels. (31:34)
  • What you eat vs when you eat and its impact on your circadian rhythm. (32:29)
  • Are your lights carcinogenic to your health? (37:15)
  • The Vigger Trigger. The importance of thermal exercise. (43:06)
  • Chronic use of anticholinergic drugs and the dangers to our body. (52:05)
  • What’s the problem with heating plastic containers in the microwave? (54:38)
  • Fish consumption and mercury toxicity. (56:34)
  • Taking caution when taking Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). (58:45)
  • Knowledge is power. (1:02:17)
  • The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary. (1:07:07)

 

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Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne)  Instagram

Feb 17, 2020
1229: Ways to Retain Muscle Mass While Dropping Body Fat, Powerlifting for Aesthetics, Simple Steps to Improve Long-Term Health & More
01:20:51

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to retain muscle mass while decreasing body fat, powerlifting for aesthetics,  3-5 things that the average person can do to improve their long-term health, and the positives and negatives of being a trainer.

  • Mind Pump ‘weird’ DM’s. (4:00)
  • Single parents are champions! (4:52)
  • Mind Pump Movie Reviews. (9:17)
  • Is the era of the ‘celebrity’ over? (11:20)
  • The importance of maintaining focus in between sets. (18:35)
  • Subscribe to Mind Pump TV. (25:52)
  • The latest dumb wellness/influencer trend. (29:10)
  • Pixar is at it again! (31:33)
  • Mind Pump Recommends A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. (32:51)
  • Science Alert! Mysterious radio signal from space repeating every 16 days. (34:10)
  • Improv update with Justin. (35:37)
  • What is more important for building muscle, tension or weight? (42:33)
  • NCI certification at Mind Pump Media HQ. (45:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to retain muscle mass while decreasing body fat? Specifically, in terms of how to alter training and how to split up my diet? (47:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on powerlifting for aesthetics? (53:33)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the top 3-5 things that the average American can do to improve their long-term health? (1:00:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the positives and negatives of being a trainer? Do you have any advice that you wish you knew when you first started? (1:08:25)

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Feb 15, 2020
1228: How to "Wake-Up" a Butt That Won't Build, the Benefits of Doing Push-Ups Throughout Day, Avoiding Grip Failure When Lifting & More
01:14:31

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about  the best plan of action for gluteal amnesia, the value of doing dozens of push-ups throughout the day, whether the deadlift grip should be taken to failure, and how to fix externally rotated “duck” feet.

  • A very healthy debate between Paul Saladino and Terry Wahls. (4:39)
  • The supplement combination that helps with Sal’s ADD. (10:22)
  • The newest trend in bars: No booze. (11:30)
  • The new wine line from MIIR. (18:00)
  • Who has had the worst ideas? (20:50)
  • Mind Pump Shout Outs. (21:48)
  • Look out Tesla, enter Nikola. (23:24)
  • Burger King’s brilliant Valentine’s Day promotion. (25:34)
  • Why it is harder to get leaner in modern life and how to combat it. (30:18)
  • Mind Pump News Report: Updates on the coronavirus conspiracy theories. (41:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best plan of action for gluteal amnesia? (45:09)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you guys feel about the daily practice of things like 50 to 100 push-ups? (55:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – Should your deadlift grip be taken to failure? (1:02:10)
  • #Quah question #4 - How do you go about fixing externally rotated feet? (1:06:58)

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Casey Neistat (@caseyneistat)  Instagram

Feb 14, 2020
1227: The 5 Most Important Supplements to Take
01:08:23

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the five kinds of supplements many people need to take if nutrients are lacking in their whole food diet. 

  • What are supplements? (4:24)
  • Why do certain segments of the population NEED supplements? (6:43)
  • The importance of testing to track the changing of your nutrient demands. (15:15)
  • Why whole foods are the ideal source. (18:40)
  • The 5 Most Important Supplements to Take.  (24:00)
    • Vitamins and minerals to fill nutrient deficiencies. (26:41)
    • Protein. (41:19)
    • Creatine. (47:11)
    • Caffeine. (53:15)
    • Adaptogens. (1:00:46)

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Feb 13, 2020
1226: Free Weights vs. Machines for Building Muscle, How to Work Out When Feeling Sore & Tired, the Benefits of Switching up Your Diet & More
01:22:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about building a physique using only free weights, whether to increase rep ranges or weight when no longer getting sore after workouts, skipping trigger sessions when feeling sore or tired and the benefits to switching up one’s diet.

  • Sal’s action-packed week. (6:56)
  • Adam’s new business plan involving Magic Spoon cereal. (16:19)
  • Turning 40 and aging. (20:53)
  • The value of a home gym when having kids and the environment it creates. (28:40)
  • Justin’s Fun Fact of the Day. (35:02)
  • Sal has a bone to pick with Neil Degrasse Tyson. (38:51)
  • Low-fat diets may cause lower testosterone in men. (42:42)
  • Mind Pump shout outs. (43:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you build your physique, specifically your legs, using just free weights? I train only in my garage with a wide variety of barbells, plates, dumbbells and a few other non-machine items. (50:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – I am not feeling very sore a day or two after I go to the gym. Does that mean I am not working out hard enough? Should I increase my rep ranges or weight? (56:27)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is it ok to skip trigger sessions if you are feeling sore or tired from a previous workout? (1:03:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Just like there are benefits to switching up your workout routine, are there any benefits to switching up your diet? If so, what would that look like? How often would you change your diet and any pitfalls to avoid? (1:09:24)

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Feb 12, 2020
1225: The 5 Must-Dos For Fitness Over 40
01:01:08

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss five things everyone must do if they want to maintain fitness as they age.

  • The challenges of training after 40. (1:42)
    • Changes in recovery. (4:45)
    • Discipline=Freedom and managing your schedule. (11:00)
    • Ingraining muscle imbalances/chronic pain. (13:08)
    • Changes in hormones. (17:30)
  • The advantages of training after 40. 
    • Tend to be more patient and have more wisdom. (20:18)
    • Greater confidence in yourself. (23:24)
    • Have the expendable income to invest in yourself. (26:30)
  • The 5 Must-Dos for Fitness Over 40. (28:03)
    • #1 – Form is EVERYTHING! (28:48)
    • #2 – Proper priming. (35:44)
    • #3 – LISTEN to your body. (41:01)
    • #4 – Skip maxing out. (47:05)
    • #5 – Place your health over your performance. (53:47)

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Feb 10, 2020
1224: How to Use Focus Sessions to Sculpt Your Body, Once a Week Workouts That Work, When to Skip Cardio & MORE
01:02:30

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether working out once a week is enough to create a respectable physique, how to incorporate focus sessions with a full-body workout, using intermittent fasting to burn fat and build muscle, and whether cardio is necessary.

  • Mind Pump on their go-to Valentine’s Day gifts. (4:48)
  • How to properly use and dose CBD. (12:00)
  • Breaking news on the farmer who was sentenced to 10 years for the massive organic food scam. (18:52)
  • Justin drops some knowledge bombs. (20:10)
  • Planet of the Apes has arrived! (24:37)
  • Have you heard of the new diet coming out? (26:16)
  • The benefits of a high protein diet and the value of a quality protein powder like Organifi. (28:45)
  • Lifting weights is good for your heart too. (32:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is working out once a week with a balanced diet enough to create a respectable physique? (40:32)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do you incorporate focus sessions with a full-body workout? (45:54)
  • #Quah question #3 – I am 190 lbs. and intermittent fast from the hours of 8 pm to 12 pm the next day. What are some examples of how I can get protein in between those times of eating? Is it possible to still burn fat and build muscle while going about it this way? (50:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – Would you guys consider cardio necessary? (56:21)

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Terry Wahls MD (@drterrywahls)  Instagram

Feb 08, 2020
1223: The Best Exercises to Build Your Abs, How to Hip Hinge, What Shoes to Wear When Lifting & MORE
01:24:03

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises to build abs out, cues that can help a client who can’t hip hinge, thoughts on lifting heavy during a cutting phase, and the importance of the type of shoes you wear when lifting.

  • Adam’s favorite unpopular post on Instagram. 
    • Tim Kennedy’s post on the Super Bowl Halftime Show. (5:28)
    • Layne Norton’s Biggest Loser post. (17:45)
  • Justin’s Improv class updates + the art of communication. (27:27)
  • Sal’s Tesla prediction coming to life. (38:17)
  • Facebook taking a huge dive. (40:05)
  • The Uber of parking spaces has Adam’s attention. (42:04)
  • Creatine may add years to your life. (44:13)
  • How to boost ATP production through red light therapy. (48:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the best exercises to build abs out? I’ve tried hanging leg raises, but I can’t seem to get my abs out more. (52:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some cues that can help a client who can’t hip hinge and keep their back flat? (1:00:08)
  • #Quah question #3 - Thoughts on lifting heavy during a cutting phase? (1:04:45)
  • #Quah question #4 – How important are the type of shoes you wear when lifting? What effect do flat soles, arch support, elevated heels, etc. have? (1:09:45)

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Paige Hathaway (@paigehathaway)  Instagram

Feb 07, 2020
1222: Low Carb vs. Low Fat... Which is Better?
01:05:17

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin dig into the pros and cons of low carb and low fat diets.

  • Making the case for low carb vs low-fat diets. (2:34)
  • Why so much of these diets and ideas around eating are all based around marketing and sales. (4:24)
  • The history of the diet fads. (6:35)
  • The distinction between low carb and low fat. (12:54)
  • Which burns the most body fat? (16:48)
  • The benefits of a low carb/higher fat diet. 
    • The positive effects on satiety levels. (17:35)
    • Why Mind Pump is NOT a fan of the ketogenic/carnivore diets for long-term success. (23:27)
    • Improves gut-health issues. (25:35)
    • Better for cognition. (27:56)
    • Prevention of diabetes. (31:23)
  • How does Mind Pump utilize low carb vs low-fat diets with their clients? (32:14)
  • The drawbacks of a low carb/higher fat diet. 
    • Decreases strength and performance. (33:50)
    • Difficult to bulk. (38:58)
    • Not as convenient. (40:54)
    • It costs more money. (42:14)
  • The benefits of a low fat/higher carb diet. 
    • Will lower your cholesterol levels. (43:26)
    • Increases athletic performance. (46:04)
    • Less expensive. (51:28)
  • The drawbacks of a low fat/higher carb diet.
    • Can lead to lower testosterone levels. (52:10)
    • Brain fog and energy crashes. (53:13)
  • Which is better? (54:37)
  • Is this something you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life? The importance of learning from your body. (1:00:28)

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Feb 06, 2020
1221: When to Use Partial Reps, the Difference Between Reverse Dieting & Bulking, Back Squat Exercise Substitutions & More
01:18:19

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the appropriate time to incorporate partial reps, the value of going to the gym even if diet is not dialed in, exercises to do if the back squat is not an option, and the difference between reverse dieting and bulking.

  • Mind Pump on the Super Bowl, halftime show, female value, commercials, their food spreads & MORE. (5:36)
  • Mind Pump on the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan endorsing Bernie Sanders. (27:41)
  • When debates turn ugly + the importance of Facebook Groups for education purposes. (34:04)
  • High-intensity vs low-intensity exercise and its effect on the brain. (38:22)
  • Mind Pump on blue light blocking glasses and their design to prevent eye strain. (44:06)
  • #Quah question #1 – I know that full range of motion is best but is there ever an appropriate time to incorporate partials? What are the benefits of doing partial reps? (46:33)
  • #Quah question #2 - If my diet is not super dialed in, for example not getting enough protein, it feels like the gym isn't worth it. Should I still make a point to go? (59:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What exercise or exercises do you recommend if the back squat is not an option? (1:04:40)
  • #Quah question #4 - What is the difference between reverse dieting and bulking? How long can you stay in a calorie surplus before you get efficient with calories and add body fat? (1:08:35)

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Eugene Teo (@coacheugeneteo)  Instagram

Feb 05, 2020
1220: The 4 Best Sources of Protein
01:08:57

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the pros and cons of the four best sources of protein.

  • The magic macronutrient, protein. (3:14)
  • Why protein is important for the human body, muscle building, and fat loss? (5:44)
  • Busting the myth that the body ‘burns’ muscle. (13:35)
  • Two things you want to use to your advantage in the modern world when it comes to protein intake.
    • #1 – Faster metabolism. (16:39)
    • #2 – The satiety and thermic effects. (17:09)
  • Making the case for high protein vs low protein diets. (19:50)
  • The Best Sources of Protein. 
    • #1 - Wholefoods. (26:26)
    • #2 - Animal. (28:22)
    • #3 – Plant. (30:00)
    • The popular Amino Acids. (31:48)
    • The drawbacks to whole food protein consumption. (34:30)
    • #4 - Protein powders. (37:50)
      • Whey. (45:27)
      • Egg. (52:05)
      • Planet based. (58:53)
  • Why BCAA’s are a waste of money. (1:04:42)
  • The controversy surrounding soy protein. (1:06:15)

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Feb 03, 2020
1219: How to Properly Perform a Row, Ways to Use a Sled in Training, Strength Training for Endurance Athletes & MORE
01:18:30

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the correct way to perform a row, strength training for endurance events, favorite ways to use a sled, and whether whey protein is damaging to the kidneys.

  • House of Pain is Justin’s jam. (4:45)
  • Sal goes down memory lane after watching the SUPPS documentary + the importance of third-party testing and paying attention to quality. (8:34)
  • Mind Pump Live at the Arnold Classic. (22:10)
  • Can ACL tears cause harmful changes in our brain structure? (28:46)
  • Has the novelty worn off?? Burger King to lower prices on their Impossible Whopper. (38:10)
  • Video game revenue is down. (44:08)
  • How times have changed. The brilliance of the Instagram page ‘Influencers in the wild’. (48:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – I've seen people do rows pulling traps together during the motion, while others let their shoulders roll forward. What is the correct way to perform a row? (53:02)
  • #Quah question #2 – How would you strength train for endurance events, like marathons, where low body weight is key to running faster? (1:00:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your favorite ways to use a sled for your training and training clients? (1:06:30)
  • #Quah question #4 – You pretty much always recommend whey protein, but I have heard that it could be damaging to the kidneys. Could you comment on that? (1:11:07)

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Tank Sinatra (@influencersinthewild)  Instagra

Feb 01, 2020
1218: How a Poor Muscle Connection Impacts Muscle Growth, Ways to Relieve Joint Pain, When to Take a Diet Break & MORE
01:26:09

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about chronic joint pain, whether you can build muscles you can't connect to, thoughts on the carnivore diet, and how often you should take diet breaks.

  • Why is Sal consuming black ant powder? (5:23)
  • Adam recommends SUPPS: The Movie on Amazon Prime Video. (9:37)
  • Protein powders and their quality throughout the years. (17:22)
  • Trigger sessions 101: The lost universal training technique. (23:06)
  • Gaining knowledge from Russian training techniques. (27:51)
  • Mind Pump on the season premiere of The Biggest Loser and the brilliant marketing of Planet Fitness. (28:53)
  • The origin story of the ‘Allstate Mayhem’ campaign. (44:56)
  • The growing trend of demonizing protein. (48:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – My joints always seem to be hurting. I work out 4-5 times a day, take fish oil and stay hydrated throughout the day. Am I doing something wrong? (54:10)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you build muscles you can't connect to? (1:03:18)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on the carnivore diet and how long do you run it? (1:09:41)
  • #Quah question #4 - How often you should take diet breaks and how long should they last? (1:16:16)

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Jan 31, 2020
1217: Five Surprising Benefits of Weight Training
52:31

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go over five benefits of weight training that are often overlooked.

  • The unexpected value of resistance training. (2:07)
    • #1 – Promotes a better functioning brain. (6:20)
      • Proprioceptive learning. (10:06)
      • Central Nervous System (CNS) adaption. (16:05)
    • #2 – The positive effect on your libido and hormone levels. (18:04)
    • #3 – The clear changes in your mood. (25:36)
    • #4 – Improves your ability to fight off illness. (36:34)
    • #5 – Empowers your independence and confidence. (43:46)

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Dr. Becky Campbell (@drbeckycampbell)  Instagram

Jan 30, 2020
1216: How to Use Mini-cuts & Mini-bulks to Maximize Gains, the Benefits of Carb Cycling, When to Deload & More
01:19:08

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how often to deload, mini-bulks and mini-cuts, the benefits of carb-cycling and if it may cause a bad relationship with food, and whether foam rolling actually works.

  • Mind Pump on the supplements/prohormones they took in the past, the ‘false truth’ surrounding them, the great hustle & MORE. (4:49)
  • Opinion: Mind Pump on California passing Assembly Bill 5. (16:13)
  • Mind Pump on Donald Cerrone’s ass beating and Conor McGregor’s brilliance. (22:18)
  • The myth that war boosts the economy. (28:27) 
  • Interesting news on the Tik Tok front. (32:06)
  • China quarantine and the ‘Coronavirus’. (33:10)
  • The pros and cons of police facial recognition technology. (34:45)
  • Food quality is worth paying the price. (41:03)
  • A leader of the biggest US organic food fraud gets a 10-year jail term. (45:03)
  • Top YouTube earner of 2019. (47:13)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do you guys recommend deload weeks in between phases of your programs? If so, how often and what would you recommend they look like? (52:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on mini-bulks and mini-cuts? (1:00:32)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are there any benefits to carb-cycling or can it cause a bad relationship with food? (1:05:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – Does foam rolling actually work? What’s the science behind it? Is it better to have a hard or a soft foam roller? (1:11:06)

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Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne)  Instagram

Jan 29, 2020
1215: Dr. Becky Campbell on Thyroid Disease, Autoimmune Disease & Histamine Intolerance
01:17:03
  • What does a functional medicine doctor do and how do they differ from a traditional doctor? (2:52)
  • What are the most common offenders she sees in her practice? (6:50)
  • The growing problem of (SIBO) small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. What is it? Who does it affect and what can be done to treat it? (8:00)
  • How what you eat has NO effect on your skin. (15:57)
  • What are the ‘toxins’ we are exposed to? (18:17)
  • Testing women’s hormones the RIGHT way. (21:31)
  • What does estrogen dominance produce in terms of symptoms? (22:58)
  • Becky’s ‘Order of Operations’ when it comes to her clients. (24:45)
  • The rise of Thyroid disease and higher cortisol levels. (28:30)
  • What does exercise intolerance look like? (31:54)
  • Veganism and nutrient deficiency. (36:44)
  • Breaking down why we get heartburn and how to treat it. (39:42)
  • Why all diets are NOT created equal for women. (42:31)
  • The symptoms for Histamine Intolerance, the best way to test & MORE. (44:49)
  • How big of a role does your mental state play on your health? (55:15)
  • What does the training look like for a functional medicine doctor? (58:30)
  • Will functional medicine become more regulated? (1:00:27)
  • The signs you are seeing the WRONG doctor. (1:03:30)
  • What are some of the most useful supplements and herbs? (1:05:20)
  • Creatine and functional medicine. (1:08:00)
  • What is on the horizon for functional medicine? (1:09:27)
  • What is most difficult to diagnose? (1:11:09)

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Jan 27, 2020
1214: The Best Way to Train Abs, Review of Mark Rippetoe’s Trap Bar Critique, Biggest Loser Challenges in the Workplace & More
01:16:25

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about “Biggest Loser” challenges in the workplace, the best way to train abs,  Mark Rippetoe's critique of the trap bar as a poor and unsafe substitute for the barbell, and stretching, foam rolling or mobility work as the best for muscular health.

  • ‘Fake health’ is the latest trend. (4:08)
  • Why people don’t take bodybuilders advice seriously. (5:42)
  • Mind Pump on ‘Ancient Aliens’ & old 80’s films they have watched over and over. (11:54)
  • Mind Pump drops random knowledge. (22:34)
  • Mind Pump on the Kansas vs Kansas St. brawl & qualities of a great man. (24:12)
  • Adam’s new favorite piece of Vuori clothing.  (28:19)
  • Is Chris Hemsworth trying to become the new Ben Greenfield? (30:16)
  • F45 vs Orangetheory, motivation as a state of mind & these fitness modalities capitalizing on the consumer. (31:12)
  • Will Mind Pump be watching the newest season of The Biggest Loser? (36:15)
  • HUGE NEWS on the cure for cancer front. (37:28)
  • Thyroid cancer linked to cell phone usage? (41:00)
  • #Quah question #1 – Thoughts on “Biggest Loser” challenges in the workplace? (43:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the best way to train abs? Isometric, concentric or eccentric? (51:05)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on trap bar deadlifts? Mark Rippetoe recently released a video talking about why the trap bar is a poor and unsafe substitute for the barbell. (57:13)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think is best for overall muscular health and longevity, stretching, foam rolling or mobility work? (1:07:43)

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Jan 25, 2020
1213: How to Stick to Your Diet, Training for Strength Vs. Muscle Gain, Ways Mobility Impacts Muscle Growth & More
01:23:37

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between training for strength gains vs. muscle gains, natural ways to help boost testosterone levels back to normal, whether tight muscles and/or a lack of mobility impede gains, and mindset tips and tricks to sticking with a diet plan.

  • Sal gets emotional. (4:58)
  • MIIR and their philanthropy efforts. (8:19)
  • Dr. Drew sounds off on the homelessness problem in California. What is the answer? (9:39)
  • The brilliant marketing behind kids' parties. (14:09)
  • Mind Pump’s post-holiday lull. (20:17)
  • Instagram responding to the market. (23:14)
  • Mind Pump on the hype surrounding Tik Tok. (25:15)
  • Amazon is making it even easier to checkout. (27:20)
  • Why is the human body temperature decreasing? (28:42)
  • Mind Pump on ageism and Botox. (31:55)
  • This is 40 for Justin. (36:36)
  • Mind Pump’s celebrity crushes. (41:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – When training for strength vs. muscle gains, what’s the difference and how can you focus on one more than the other? (46:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – I recently found out that my testosterone levels are incredibly low. I am meeting with an endocrinologist soon, but in the meantime, what are some natural ways to help boost my testosterone levels back to normal? (56:36)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do tight muscles and/or a lack of mobility impede gains? (1:07:24)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your best mindset tips and tricks to sticking with a diet plan when cravings are hitting? (1:12:00)

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Jan 24, 2020
1212: Seven Ways to Raise Your Testosterone Naturally
55:20

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin detail seven ways you can increase your testosterone levels naturally.

  • What is causing lower testosterone in men? (3:03)
  • What is testosterone and why is it important? (5:50)
  • Breaking the myths surrounding lower testosterone levels. (8:00)
  • The Seven Ways to Raise your Testosterone Naturally. (12:04)
    • #1 - Lifting weights and getting stronger. (13:26)
    • #2 – Getting the body healthy first through a balanced diet. (22:15)
    • #3 – Building a quality sleep routine. (28:08)
    • #4 – Managing your stress. (34:41)
    • #5 – Getting enough sunlight. (41:12)
    • #6 – Supplementing with what you need. (43:30)
    • #7 – Avoiding estrogen-like compounds. (47:43)

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Jan 23, 2020
1211: The Truth About the Ketogenic Diet & Muscle Gain, Ways to Kickstart Growth in a Lagging Body Part, the Value of Taking Body Measurements & More.
01:09:42

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about traveling with supplements, the ketogenic diet and building muscle, what to do if you are plateauing in a specific body part, and whether taking body measurements is a waste of time.

  • A great concept to get your kids into playing music. (6:12)
  • Can listening to music help build the brains of premature babies? (7:41)
  • Math and technology. (12:06)
  • What is the Down Under Donation Dildo? (17:43)
  • Cannabinoid 2-ag and its connection to relieving stress. (21:05)
  • Tongue fat and its relationship to obstructive sleep apnea. (28:04)
  • Does watching a movie qualify as light exercise? (31:13)
  • Tesla’s will be farting soon. (33:13)
  • The future of streetwear is here. (34:25)
  • Solvable vs perpetual problems. (35:30)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do you travel with supplements or do you just take the time off? (41:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your thoughts on the ketogenic diet in regards to building muscle? (48:21)
  • #Quah question #3 - What should you do if you are plateauing in a specific body part? (53:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you recommend taking body measurements or is this a waste of time? (1:01:17)

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Jan 22, 2020
1210: How to Eat to Lose Fat & Build Muscle With Jason Phillips
01:17:08

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Jason Phillips about all things nutrition when it comes to losing fat, building muscle and avoiding diet pitfalls.

  • Is it possible to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time? (5:58)
  • Which should you focus on first? (11:49)
  • How the physical follows the physiological. (15:12)
  • Why you can’t implement a shitty diet and get results. Teaching a connection-based model for successful coaches. (17:20)
  • Reverse vs recovery diets: Debating the two different schools of thought. (23:17)
  • The value and dark side of cheat meals. (27:24)
  • What is better for fat loss, low carb or low-fat diet? (31:55)
  • Training fighters, weight cutting and the delicate balance involved. (37:28)
  • Protein 101: The value, proper intake, why context matters & MORE. (43:21)
  • What is the RIGHT approach to building muscle and bulking? (53:01)
  • What are the ideal carb sources for his athletes? Ideal protein sources? (57:14)
  • Getting the ‘itch’ to get back into the game training clients. (1:04:47)
  • The problem is not knowing enough, but focusing on the human being. (1:08:18)
  • How did NCI come to be and how have they evolved? (1:09:40)
  • What is his feeling of potentially having national standards on coaches? (1:12:53)
  • Special discount for Mind Pump listeners ONLY!! Impact over everything! (1:14:15)

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Jan 20, 2020
1209: The Importance of the Anabolic Window, How to Determine If Your Metabolism Is Actually Slow, Protecting Your Body from Repetitive Movement Injuries & More
01:10:23

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether it is better to drop a rep and increase weight by a larger amount, or progress with smaller fractional plates, how to determine if your metabolism is slow,  whether not eating right after a workout slows down progress, and exercises to keep your back strong and healthy.

  • How we all have that overly friendly friend, ‘Bro Code’ rules & MORE. (4:01)
  • Is Sal’s brother the best ChiliPad salesman ever?! (11:51)
  • The online mattress market is massive! (14:30)
  • Mind Pump is sold on Walmart. (21:04)
  • Jeff Bezos is catching some heat on his Australia donation. (25:51)
  • Nike banning their record-breaking shoe. What are Mind Pump’s thoughts? (28:16)
  • Scientists have created the first living robot! (35:56)
  • Unbelievable instances of animals in the military. (37:49)
  • Are women less likely to receive CPR than men? (41:40)
  • How being a Taco Bell manager is now a viable career choice. (45:56)
  • #Quah question #1 - Is it better to drop a rep and increase weight by a larger amount, or progress with smaller fractional plates? (48:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – If someone is having a hard time losing body fat, how do they determine if it is a slow metabolism or just overeating? (53:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is not eating after a workout slowing down my progress? (57:36)
  • #Quah question #4 – Since repetitive movement injuries are so common in the construction world, what kind of lower back work would you suggest to keep our back strong and healthy for years to come? (1:04:10)

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Jan 18, 2020
1208: Forgotten Exercises That Work, Hardgainer Weight Gain Hacks, Learning to Love Early Morning or Late NIght Workouts & MORE
01:24:44

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about unique or forgotten exercises that are effective, getting enough calories when you are a hard gainer, the minimum macro calorie intake before entering a cutting phase, and tips for success with early mornings or ate evening workouts.

  • Bachelor in Space, hotels in Space & MORE. (6:25)
  • Resistance training and measuring volume. (14:12)
  • Does training to failure result in fewer gains? (19:50)
  • Can the use of a sauna help fight sickness? (21:50)
  • How do you know if you have to supplement with Vitamin D during the winter to build up your immune system? (25:07)
  • The connection between statins and mental health issues. (28:50)
  • Mind Pump correcting their predictions on the Box Office & MORE. (34:00)
  • Pokémon Go bigger than ever! (41:07)
  • How to handle your kids and their strong feelings. (45:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – I started doing daily stomach vacuums for the first time about a month ago and have seen significant results in a short period of time. What other unique or forgotten exercises should I be doing that will have similar benefits and results? (51:44)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm a hardgainer and have read your hardgainer guide. My issue is still getting enough calories while not eating junk. Would you recommend a weight gainer if it’s from a great company like Legion? (1:00:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the minimum macro calorie intake you would like to see an individual at before they enter a cutting phase? What would you consider ideal? (1:12:41)
  • #Quah question #4 – With my schedule, the only time I have available to go to the gym is either early mornings or really late evenings. I have always had my best feeling and progress in the gym around mid-day. Do you have any tips for success with these time of day workouts? (1:18:45)

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Jan 17, 2020
1207: Five Ways to Lose Weight Without Counting Calories
54:10

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go over five ways to lose weight without having to track or count calories.

  • What to do if macro counting is too hard? (3:23)
  • Energy cannot be created or destroyed. Why calories are important. (5:20)
  • What are macros and why they are important? (7:54)
  • Why do we demonize fat? (9:28)
  • Analyzing the human psyche while hungry. (12:00)
  • The Five Strategies to Weight Loss without Counting Calories. (15:58)
    • #1 - Drinking more water. (16:36)
    • #2 - Changing HOW you eat. (22:07)
    • #3 – ADDING more protein and vegetables. (28:23)
    • #4 – Improving the quality of your sleep to control appetite. (37:38)
    • #5 – Eliminating heavily processed foods from your diet. (45:31)

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Jan 16, 2020
1206: Reasons to Avoid Smith Machine Squats, The Net Carbs Myth, How to Protect Your Knees When Squatting & Lunging & More
01:08:00

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether squats and lunges are bad for your knees, squatting on a Smith machine, how to setup and execute a close grip bench press, and using net carbs when counting your macros.

  • XFL comeback date is set. Will the guys be watching? (5:54)
  • Old ‘fit’ awesome looking people. (8:37)
  • Do you communicate with the intent to impress or influence? (14:34)
  • Old people rage stories. (17:03)
  • Why is Gwyneth Paltrow selling a candle that smells like a certain body part? Would the guys buy it? (21:57)
  • Sex after kids. (28:22)
  • Mind Pump reminisces on Rush and their drummer Neil Peart. (34:56)
  • Sal’s a big ‘wing’ guy. (37:52)
  • Tesla hitting new highs in the stock market! (40:45)
  • Can a wristband tell you what you should and shouldn’t eat based on your DNA? (42:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are squats and lunges bad for your knees? (47:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is squatting on a Smith machine still beneficial if your gym doesn’t have a free weight squat rack? (54:13)
  • #Quah question #3 – Apart from the hand position, how are the setup and execution a close grip bench press and a standard bench press different? (1:00:19)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you explain net carbs? Is this even important to consider when counting your macros? (1:03:11)

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Jan 15, 2020
1205: Do the Risks of HIIT Training Outweigh the Benefits?
51:06

1205: Do the Risks of HIIT Training Outweigh the Benefits?

  • The growing trend of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). (1:50)
  • What is HIIT? (4:10)
  • HOW did it get big so fast and WHY did people start using it? (5:20)
  • The detriments of HIIT training for beginners. (10:10)
  • The Four Problems and Mistakes Made with HIIT Programs. (15:30)
    • #1 – NOT incorporating Priming properly. (16:10)
    • #2 – NOT having proper programming. (25:06)
    • #3 – Form is NOT at the top of your hierarchy chart. (31:26)
    • #4 – Does NOT prioritize recovery. (37:17)
  • Is HIIT training RIGHT for you? Do the risks outweigh the benefits? (44:51)
  • How does Mind Pump incorporate HIIT training? (48:30)

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Jan 13, 2020
1204: Ways to Avoid the Yoyo Dieting Trap, Knowing When to Add More Weight to Your Lifts, How to Adjust Your Workout If You Think You Are Overtraining & More
01:15:06

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about transitioning to a lower volume or intensity workout routine if you believe that you’re overtraining, how to tell when you are ready to add more weight to a lift, tips to avoid falling into yoyo dieting, and mindfulness around technology, social media and audio media such as podcasts and audiobooks.

  • Justin’s unknown food intolerances. (5:32)
  • Impossible Foods expanding their reach. (9:42)
  • The value of Organifi’s Green Juice when you’re not getting enough vegetables, Mind Pump’s go-to vegetables & MORE. (11:44)
  • Building a good relationship with exercise by working out from home first. (19:50)
  • What’s the deal with Iran? (24:44)
  • How attention is the new commodity, tech companies and their access to our data & MORE. (27:07)
  • Dave Chappelle is on another level. (33:49)
  • The value of losing. (36:07)
  • What will they come up with next when it comes to weight loss? Enter the IG balloon. (41:54)
  • #Quah question #1 – How should you transition to a lower volume or intensity workout routine if you believe that you’re overtraining? (49:12)
  • #Quah question #2 – I'm about to move on to Phase 2 of MAPS Starter and I was wondering how I can tell when I’m ready to add more weight to a lift? Is it once I can do 12 reps with the current weight? (55:22)
  • #Quah question #3 – You guys often mention how people who lose a lot of weight fast are, in a way, doomed to gain it back and then some. As someone who has done this, what tips can you give me to avoid falling into yoyo dieting? (1:01:14)
  • #Quah question #4 – You guys do a great job preaching mindfulness around technology and social media use. Do you think we should do the same for audio media such as podcasts and audiobooks? (1:08:38)

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Jan 11, 2020
1203: Ways to Keep Your Metabolism High When Dieting, Overcoming Wrist Pain, When to Use Multivitamins & MORE
01:18:45

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about cutting without ruining your metabolism, what can be done about wrist pain, whether you should train powerlifting, performance, bodybuilding and corrective all in the same session and if supplementing with a multivitamin is necessary.

  • Sal’s old man moment. (5:35)
  • Adam’s jab to Justin while wrestling with his son. (12:30)
  • The guys talk about the terrible fires in Australia and how you can help donate. (16:10)
  • Can a lamp make reading easier for those with Dyslexia? (17:55)
  • Mind Pump makes their predictions on blue light blocking glasses. (20:05)
  • New XFL rule changes to offer a faster pace/more excitement to compete with the NFL. (23:39)
  • Mind Pump on the Red Sox/Astros cheating scandal. (29:45)
  • Justin opens up on his recent improv classes and his motivations behind it. (32:50)
  • Mind Pump talks more on the Golden Globes. (40:32)
  • Sal’s theory on why the Pentagon does not want Military personnel to take at-home DNA tests. (43:10)
  • Sal’s ‘Magic Spoon’ experiment. (47:29)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do you cut without ruining your metabolism? (51:42)
  • #Quah question #2 - What can I do about wrist pain? My wrists always hurt after certain lifts such as front squats. Is there a way to strengthen my wrists or is it a mobility issue? (1:00:42)
  • #Quah question #3 - Should you train powerlifting, performance, bodybuilding and corrective in the same session? (1:05:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – The is a lot of controversy around the use of multivitamins. I take one of the best green powders on the market and my nutrition is fairly diverse. Is supplementing with a multivitamin necessary and if so when and why? (1:11:59)

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Jan 10, 2020
1202: Why New Year's Resolutions Don’t Work (& What to Do About It)
56:38

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk about New Year's resolutions and the many reasons they do not work and what you can do to achieve your goals in 2020.

  • How Vuori has saved the podcast + brands that are making a comeback. (3:53)
  • The New Year’s rush is here! (7:01)
  • Why New Year’s resolutions DON’T work. (10:36)
  • Top Reason’s why New Year’s Resolutions are NOT Successful (& the Solutions to Them).
    • Your goals are too BIG and general. (14:25)
    • Not enhancing your current habits and behaviors. (21:00)
    • Making things too HARD on yourself. (29:00)
    • Focusing on behaviors rather than goals. (34:08)
    • Failing to change your environment. (42:26)
    • Using the wrong metrics to gauge your success. (49:37)

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Jan 09, 2020
1201: How to Use Isometric Holds to Improve Your Gains, The Problem With Health & Fitness Goals, The Importance of a Lower Resting Heart Rate & MORE
01:23:04

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why it is so hard for people to stick to their health and fitness goals, the benefits of isometric holds, why fit people have a lower resting heart rate and whether inner thigh workouts are bad for men.

  • Family time in Tahoe with Mind Pump. (6:52)
  • Adam gets schooled by his nephew in video games. (12:22)
  • Justin’s scary snowboarding accident. (15:27)
  • Mind Pump’s holiday fat gain + making meals as a team. (23:47)
  • The benefits of fasting, the value of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) on the body and how red-light therapy plays a part. (33:07)
  • Mind Pump’s “Wall-E” prediction is coming true! (39:17)
  • The history of Shen Yun. (45:02)
  • Cannabichromene (CBC) and its effects on the body. (48:23)
  • Ricky Gervais roasts the Hollywood elite. (51:55)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why is it so hard for people to stick to their health and fitness goals? (55:46)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits of isometric holds? For example, a wall-sit. (1:05:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – Can you explain why fit people have a lower resting heart rate and why it’s important? (1:10:53)
  • #Quah question #4 - Are inner thigh workouts are bad for men? (1:15:35)

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Jan 08, 2020
1200: Max Schmarzo
01:25:16

1200: Max Schmarzo

  • How to read a research paper as a ‘layman’. (3:52)
    • What is the significance of the sample size? (9:53)
    • What do controls mean? (13:15)
    • What are meta-analyses and why are they important? (16:00)
    • Understanding how adaptation falls into a study. (17:53)
  • The different forms of adaptation. (21:10)
  • The currency stress takes on the body. (24:08)
  • The thin line between safety vs progress. (26:03)
  • Why when we read the research it’s never, WE KNOW, it’s WE KNOW the researchers THINK this might be it. (27:07)
  • What are the differences between recovery and adaptation? (29:30)
  • Inflammation: The good and the bad. (34:53)
  • Popular recovery tools: The benefits, who they are good for & MORE. (45:18)
    • Sauna: The exercise mimicking modality. (45:32)
    • Cold Therapy: The phycological modality. (52:00)
    • Glutamine and Lucine. (55:30)
    • BCAA’s. (57:16)
    • Creatine. (59:36)
  • What supplements and recovery tools does he implement into his life? (1:05:25)
  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV) 101: The check engine light for your autonomic nervous system. (1:12:09)
  • What is in the pipeline business-wise? (1:20:13)

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Jan 06, 2020
1199: Ways to Avoid Butt Wink When Squatting, Tips For Getting Back Into Fitness After a Break, The Ideal Fat to Muscle Gain Ratio When Bulking & MORE
01:31:51
  • Mind Pump on one-hit wonders. (4:10)
  • What’s going on with the matching Christmas pajamas?! (6:45)
  • Adam gets the stink-eye from Catrina. (8:00)
  • Mind Pump recommends You on Netflix. (10:30)
  • Sal shares economic statistics that will blow your mind! (11:55)
  • How US colleges are turning students' phones into surveillance machines. Is this good or bad? What are the current challenges the guys are experiencing with their kids? (16:21)
  • The ‘duct-taped banana’ phenomenon. (29:40)
  • Introducing Mind Pump’s newest partner, Legion Athletics. (32:42)
  • Mind Pump makes their predictions on the CBD craze. (38:40)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some ways to improve your squat depth and not have ‘butt wink’? (48:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – When doing a bulk phase, how much body fat is too much to gain? What is the ideal fat to muscle gain ratio? (56:59)
  • #Quah question #3 – How does one get back into nutrition and training after going through a severe traumatic experience? I have taken a break for a month and I am wondering if decreasing the weight or reps is the best way to bring myself back up to where I was before training and nutrition-wise? (1:04:08)
  • #Quah question #4 – Through your years of personal training and experience, what is one major thing each of you has changed your opinion on regarding fitness and/or nutrition? (1:11:49)

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Jan 04, 2020
1198: Mixing Rep Ranges In a Workout, Relieving Back & Neck Pain, The Post Workout Cool Down & MORE
01:04:09

1198: Mixing Rep Ranges in a Workout, Relieving Back & Neck Pain, The Post Workout Cool Down & MORE

  • The meaning of the terms Rock N’ Roll, batwing & MORE. (4:28)
  • Are we able to identify if someone is sick by simply looking at their face? (9:00)
  • Adam continuing to ruffle feathers with the ‘health at every size’ movement posts. (12:19)
  • What is the secret to longevity? (24:06)
  • Mind Pump making the case for mutual combat. (27:32)
  • A professional bodybuilder decides to marry his sex doll. What’s next?! (30:13)
  • The differences between ‘Heritage Pork’ and regular pork? (33:24)
  • How to use Rhodiola if trying to ween off caffeine. (37:00)
  • Should we replace mental health meds with exercise? (39:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is it counterproductive to do low reps and high reps in the same workout in terms of strength and hypertrophy? (43:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – You talk about warm-up's, but what about warm-downs? (47:34)
  • #Quah question #3 – I have a persistent knot on my left side of my neck and a knot on the right side of my back. I get relief when I work out, but the pain returns when I finish exercising. How can I better target these areas to relieve pressured stress? (52:06)
  • #Quah question #4 – I have heard that pronation distortion can be caused by not doing enough ab work. I have severe pronation distortion, but I train my abs 2-3 times a week and have a 6-pack. Are there any other causes of this distortion? Are there any other ab exercises that correct it? (55:54)

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Jan 03, 2020
1197: Four Steps to Creating a Successful Podcast
57:17

1197: Four Steps to Creating a Successful Podcast

  • The explosion and growth of podcasting! (2:00)
  • How streaming is KING and cable/radio are dying. (5:23)
  • The unlimited bandwidth of technology and low barrier to entry. (6:53)
  • The HIGH conversion rate of podcasts and creating targeted markets. (8:00)
  • Finding advertisers that match your audience. (11:48)
  • Audio is the future. (15:13)
  • Sound bite conversations vs long-form conversations. (16:00)
  • Four Steps to Creating a Successful Podcast.
    • #1 – Be an EXPERT and provide VALUE. (22:21)
      • Invest in quality sound. (28:08)
    • #2 – Be authentic and vulnerable. (31:54)
    • #3 – Be consistent. (38:08)
      • How your title matters! (42:38)
      • Practice, practice, practice. (44:43)
    • #4 - Encourage community. (48:30)
      • The lifetime value of a customer. (51:55)

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Jan 02, 2020
1196: Stair Climbing to Build The Butt, Eating Healthy On a Budget, Identifying Upper Cross Syndrome & MORE
01:09:05

1196: Stair Climbing to Build the Butt, Eating Healthy on a Budget, Identifying Upper Cross Syndrome & MORE

  • Adam opens up about his non-existent workouts. (5:58)
  • Mind Pump HQ is under construction. (9:10)
  • Mind Pump gets nostalgic about old movies of the past. (13:09)
  • The importance of challenging your ideas and having a sense of humor. (21:02)
  • The myth of ‘easier’. (29:02)
  • What are terpenes? How they play a BIG role when it comes to the ‘entourage effect’. (36:15)
  • Tips and strategies to boost your immune system during the cold season. (40:29)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can stairs be used to lift the glutes for someone who lives in a multi-level setting? (46:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – If someone is already healthy and feels good, how can you tell if the addition of a green supplement is working? (52:22)
  • #Quah question #3 – As a 19-year-old college student who is trying to save money, I am struggling whether it’s worth it to buy organic grass-fed groceries? (57:10)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you know if you are suffering from upper cross syndrome? (1:02:30)

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Jan 01, 2020
1195: Three Steps to Sculpting the Ultimate Physique
01:00:33

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin outline the top three essential steps to sculpting your ultimate physique.

  • The parallels between functionality and performance. (1:51)
  • What is considered aesthetic? (4:19)
  • The appealing nature of balance and symmetry. (5:45) 
  • How fat with muscle looks better than just body fat. (8:40)
  • You have control over how you want your body to look. (11:06)
  • Three Steps to Sculpting the Ultimate Physique.
    • #1 - Developing a better mind to muscle connection. (14:18)
      • Focusing on adding isolation exercises to your programming. (19:03)
      • Working on mobility to connect to target muscles. (23:45)
      • The significance of slowing down your negative and getting a good pump. (25:27)
    • #2 – Picking the RIGHT exercises. (30:48)
      • What are the best exercises to build muscle? (32:16)
      • Best isolation/compound exercises for the Chest. (33:26)
      • Best isolation/compound exercises for the Back. (36:18)
      • Best isolation/compound exercises for the Shoulders. (39:28)
      • Best isolation/compound exercises for the Glutes. (44:07)
      • Best isolation/compound exercises for the Hamstrings. (47:46)
    • #3 – Prioritizing frequency over intensity in your programming. (50:22)
      • The importance of exercise order. (53:24)
      • The value in tracking volume. (56:11)

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Dec 30, 2019
1194: Using Unilateral Training to Kickstart Gains, When to Add Box Squats to Your Training, What Muscle Soreness Really Means & MORE
01:20:52

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about when it is beneficial to train purely unilateral, judging progress based on soreness, the benefits of box squats vs. conventional squats and causes of the obesity epidemic.

  • Mind Pump’s favorite candy bars. [3:52]
  • Mind Pump recaps the Bill Burr show. (7:21)
  • Does having a dark sense of humor correlate to high intelligence? (9:30)
  • Mind Pump reminisces on their Vegas experiences: The good, the bad and the ugly. (11:48)
  • Tesla’s stock is exploding! (21:18)
  • Proceed with caution: Mind Pump on the documentary Don't F**k With Cats on Netflix. (23:32)
  • Are serial killer numbers on the decline? (26:45)
  • How Organifi’s vegan protein products stand above the rest. (29:30)
  • Why are millennials leaving the church and not coming back? (30:58)
  • How the media portrays being a parent in our current society. (38:17)
  • Mind Pump’s go-to Christmas movies. (41:33)
  • #Quah question #1 – Would it be beneficial to train purely unilateral for a phase or two to combat imbalances and increase overall strength? (45:40)
  • #Quah question #2 – How reliable is it to judge progress based on soreness? Is it possible to be sore and not be making progress in terms of building muscle? (52:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – I see the Westside Barbell guys doing heavy box squats. Is there a benefit to this compared to conventional squats? If so, what and why would you incorporate it into a program? (59:01)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some causes of the obesity epidemic? (1:05:38)

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Dec 28, 2019
1193: Ways to Get Rid of Lower Belly Pooch, The Wisdom of Food As Medicine, Training Differences Between Men & Women & MORE
01:10:24

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about getting rid of bottom belly pooch, whether men and women can follow the same strength and muscle building programs, the “food is medicine” notion, and advice on how to balance being a husband, father, and trainer while keeping own fitness up.

  • Are influencers losing their power? (4:27)
  • How can the fitness community ‘influence’ the unreachable people? (9:07)
  • How Felix Gray glasses provide the benefits yet don’t change the world around you. (13:21)
  • Magic Spoon, providing a healthier option for the non-fitness person. (15:10)
  • Justin’s first take on the new Star Wars movie. (19:14)
  • Mind Pump talks about politics and the latest impeachment proceedings. (24:55)
  • The ground-breaking effects of curcumin on Alzheimer's disease. (33:40)
  • Exercise and its positive effects on the brain. (36:58)
  • The impact of exercise priority on the body. (41:16)
  • #Quah question #1 – How do I get rid of that bottom belly pooch because it is really annoying? (42:36)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can men and women follow the same strength and muscle building programs or should different approaches be taken? (50:57)
  • #Quah question #3 – What’s your guy’s opinion on the “food is medicine” notion? (53:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – I am a new parent and also trainer. Do you have any advice on how to balance being a husband, father, and trainer while keeping my own fitness up? (1:02:48)

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Dec 27, 2019
1192: Mind Pump 2019 Year in Review
01:04:49

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin reminisce and review the highlights and best interviews of 2019.

  • Mind Pump gets sentimental and reminisces over the highlights of 2019. (1:41)
  • Adam becomes a father! (4:00)
  • Recapping the best moments of the Mind Pump Live events. (9:37)
  • Justin’s once in a lifetime opportunity to fly in an F16 Thunderbird. (13:41)
  • Adam’s neat experience visiting Organifi Headquarters. (17:15)
  • The impact of ‘train the trainer’ talks. (18:43)
  • Will Sal write a book?! (19:21)
  • Mind Pump’s Top 10 Guests of 2019. (20:10)
    • #1 – Bishop Robert Barron. (21:33)
    • #2 – Mark Manson. (25:02)
    • #3 – John Brenkus. (28:07)
    • #4 – Joe DeFranco. (31:07)
    • #5 – Nir Eyal. (34:30)
    • #6 - Marc Weinstein. (37:29)
    • #7 – Raja Dhir. (39:42) 
    • #8 – Sanjay Rawal. (41:32)
    • #9 – Dr. Arthur Brooks. (43:52)
    • #10 – Dr. Jolene Brighten. (48:05) 
  • Least impactful interviews of the year. (52:57)
  • Most surprising interviews of the year. (58:35)

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Dec 26, 2019
1191: How to Build More Muscle Using Trigger Sessions, Techniques to Develop Powerful Forearms, Improving Your Relationship With Sugar & MORE
01:23:35

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about favorite ways to develop forearms, the optimal way to program trigger sessions, top tips to help clients who have trouble with sugar, and whether a plant-based diet superior to a meat-based diet.

  • The risk and reward of each sport. (5:12)
  • Coca-Cola launches subscription service. (13:48)
  • Why supplement stores are NOT a good investment. (18:10)
  • Not all CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) products are created equal. (23:46)
  • Butcher Box debunks the myth they are grass-fed, grain-finished. (26:52)
  • Justin’s kids say the darndest things. (28:15)
  • The latest special offer from NCI (Nutritional Coaching Institute) for Mind Pump listeners! (30:48)
  • Why novelty matters when it comes to rest periods between sets. (34:22)
  • How training to failure has its place. (37:57)
  • Why the most impactful thing on your sleep is the brightness of the light. (39:52)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are your favorite ways to develop forearms? (43:41)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there an optimal way to program trigger sessions? For example, should we do similar exercises and accessory movements to the lifts we did during our heavy sessions the day before? (52:11)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your top tips to help clients who have trouble with sugar and tend to binge and restrict? How do I help them find a balance between being able have a little something once in a while without going crazy? (1:02:56)
  • #Quah question #4 – Is a plant-based diet superior to a meat-based diet? (1:14:42)

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Dec 25, 2019
1190: 3 Ways to Transform a Skinny Fat Body
48:19

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go into detail how to transform an unhealthy "skinny fat" body.

  • The growing epidemic of the ‘skinny fat’ population. (1:55)
  • What are the characteristics of a ‘skinny fat’ person? (4:50)
  • What is visceral fat and how does it impact the body? (6:45)
  • The different types of ‘skinny fat’ people. (12:30)
  • What is their greatest hurdle? (15:10)
  • Strength is an indicator of health. (17:13)
  • 3 Ways to Transform a Skinny Fat Body.
    • #1 – Getting stronger and building muscle through resistance training. (18:20)
    • #2 – Eating more protein. (26:20)
    • #3 – Sleep and stress management. (37:29)

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Dec 23, 2019
1189: The Importance of Progressive Overload for Muscle Growth, Overcoming Gym Addiction, Helping Older People Get Back In Shape & MORE
01:28:23

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether progressive overload is important for hypertrophy, different methods to progress and increase squat range of motion, going to the gym when hurt, routines and techniques to get a 65-year-old back into shape.

  • The attractive quality of self-awareness. (4:14)
  • Sal is NOT pleased with his complex. (19:26)
  • The benefits of hemp oil and the antidotes it has helped treat. (24:49)
  • Protein, the magic macronutrient. (29:58)
  • How Vuori is superior to the other athleisure brands. (34:04)
  • Do mothers and babies' brainwaves synchronize when the mother is happy? (36:20)
  • Why is Justin borrowing cash from his son?! (40:17)
  • Mind Pump appreciates clever branding and marketing. (42:36)
  • Mind Pump’s take on how Kumail Nanjiani got jacked for his latest role. (46:04)
  • Mind Pump recommends The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Prime Video. (50:43)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is progressive overload as important for hypertrophy? Or is stressing the muscle as hard as you can each workout sufficient? (53:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – They say if you are tall you are at a natural disadvantage for squats. Can you discuss different methods to progress and increase range of motion?  Will I hit a point where I can’t advance any further doing high bar back squats? (1:04:55)
  • #Quah question #3 – I’m addicted to the gym and going 6 times per week, even when I’m hurt. Is this good or bad? (1:16:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – I want to help my 65-year-old father get back into shape. He has arthritic knees and pain in his lower back, which I believe is due to weight gain. What are some routines or techniques you would suggest to get started? (1:21:51)

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Dec 21, 2019
1188: Why Some People Build Muscle Faster (Not Just Genetics), the Value of Adding High Reps to Your Workout, How Long to Rest Between Sets & MORE
01:17:32

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why it’s easier for some people to build muscle than others, why strength training requires more rest than hypertrophy training, if there is ever a need to go above 12 reps, and strategies to avoid burnout as a trainer.

  • Sal is getting married!! (5:00)
  • There is now a dating app based on genetic matching! (15:06)
  • Mind Pump is ending their relationship with Skinny Dipped. What will Justin do?! (23:03)
  • Good old-fashioned advice. If you follow these three steps, you will stay in the middle class. (24:12)
  • Are Italians the world’s most healthy people? (26:30)
  • Mind Pump talks about politics. (29:53)
  • Did dinosaurs have feathers? (37:12)
  • Happy 5th anniversary to Mind Pump!! Come join the celebration at Organifi HQ. (41:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – Why do you think it’s easier for some people to build muscle than others? Does it always come down to genetics? (46:22)
  • #Quah question #2 – Why does strength training require more rest than hypertrophy training? Or is it that it is much more demanding? (56:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – Is there ever a need to go above 12 reps or are you wasting your time after that? (1:03:18)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are some strategies to avoid burnout as a trainer and tips for making time to train yourself? (1:07:26)

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Dec 20, 2019
1187: Four Ways to Build an Impressive Back
56:29

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk about four areas to focus on and train to build an impressive back.

  • How building an impressive back makes you stand out among the crowd. (1:40)
  • The importance of developing a strong back evolutionary speaking and for overall health. (4:45)
  • What muscles make up the back? (7:30)
  • Four Ways to Build an Impressive Back. (8:40)
    • #1 – Rowing action of the muscles of the back. (9:27)
      • Proper row mechanics. (11:50)
      • When people neglect rows, what do their backs look like? (19:05)
    • #2 – Being able to do a pull-up or pull-down. (21:01)
      • Proper pull-down mechanics. (23:57)
      • Proper pull-up mechanics. (26:35)
    • #3 – Extension movements to strengthen the back. (33:30)
      • Proper mechanics and benefits of the deadlift. (34:30)
      • Where does most chronic low back pain come from? (40:02)
      • Proper mechanics of Good Mornings. (41:21)
    • #4 – Stabilizing the back with proper movements. (43:38)
      • The proper mechanics of the Farmer’s Walk. (47:25)
      • The proper mechanics of the Suitcase Carry. (49:39)
      • Laying the foundation for the back with active planks. (50:54)
      • What does it look like when you don’t stabilize your back? (54:14)

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Dec 19, 2019
1186: When Cardio Prevents Muscle Gain, Adjusting Weight & Reps as You Age, Fitness Trend Predictions & MORE
01:10:00

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about using lighter weight and higher reps to help prevent injury as you age, the amount of cardio can you do each week and still see muscle gain, whether it is true that if you don’t use it, you lose it, and industry bubbles that will be bursting soon.

  • Mind Pump on reaching mainstream status and breaking the health/fitness stigmas in the process. (4:42)
  • Cordyceps and construction workers. (15:37)
  • Nature is crazy! (18:17)
  • What Mind Pump is currently watching on Disney+. (20:35)
  • How ChiliPad has disrupted the mattress market. (25:17)
  • Mind Pump stands corrected. (28:30)
  • 'Penis fish' taking over a California beach. (29:24)
  • How will the movie theater industry survive in this current climate? (31:31)
  • #Quah question #1 – My head trainer states that as you get older you should use a lighter weight and higher reps to help prevent injury from going too heavy. Is there any truth to that? (36:54)
  • #Quah question #2 – How many hours of cardio can you do each week and still see muscle gain? (45:11)
  • #Quah question #3 - Is it true that if you don’t use it, you lose it? (51:28)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is a bubble in any industry that you feel will be bursting soon? (55:55)

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Dec 18, 2019
1185: How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids With Lisa Sugarman & Debra Fox Gansenberg
01:39:07

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Lisa Sugarman & Debra Fox Gansenberg, the authors of How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids and Be Ok With It: Real Tips & Strategies for Parents of Today's Gen Z Kids.

  • How who they are and what they do are very similar. (1:44)
  • What inspired the book? (4:34)
  • Providing an opportunity for families, kids and teachers a place to come to not feel judged. (5:45)
  • What does the term ‘humanistic’ mean to them? (8:12)
  • The problematic future of ‘lawnmower’ parenting. (9:18)
  • How do we as parents manufacture adversity? (14:45)
  • Their take on the ‘everybody getting a trophy’ generation. (19:13)
  • How the loses are where the real magic happens. (22:44)
  • The challenges raising kids in this social media world. (26:32)
  • The difference between EQ vs IQ. (35:10)
  • Is depression and anxiety a symptom of overbearing parents? (38:43)
  • Are we overinforming our children? (40:15)
  • Walking the walk and talking the talk. (48:21)
  • How you earn a reward, but you also earn a consequence. (51:20)
  • What is the hardest thing to communicate to parents? (53:33)
  • Why parents must hold their kids to their OWN standards. (56:45)
  • Are there common challenges they see with moms and dads? (59:35)
  • The benefits of ‘rough and tumble play’ with our children. (1:01:33)
  • The importance of communication between partners. (1:03:44)
  • The value of children seeing the impact of their choices. (1:09:48)
  • What are the challenges they have faced with their own kids and how have they overcome them? (1:12:35)
  • Understanding and managing the different parts of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). (1:20:37)
  • Exploring the alternative methods of education with our kids. (1:28:40)
  • Creating a movement with their newest book. (1:35:36)

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Dec 16, 2019
1184: The Benefits of Lifting With No Belt or Straps, Nutrition for Children, the Best Compound Exercises for Adductors and Abductors & MORE
01:19:48

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about good compound exercises for adductors and abductors, lifting with no belts or straps, what kids nutrition should look like, and the common problems they would change first in most gyms.

  • Can size outweigh skill? A Senegalese wrestling champion to make his MMA debut, the evolution of MMA & MORE. (4:20)
  • The benefits and value of infrared saunas to reset your circadian rhythm. (14:02)
  • Getting ahead of flu-like symptoms by taking natural remedies early on. (18:11)
  • What Nike's $1 billion Ronaldo deal means. (20:53)
  • Nike under some heat. Why are some athletes paid more than others? (23:48)
  • Why the average person does NOT know what calories mean on a food label. (26:15)
  • Recognizing and focusing on your body’s ‘big’ signal to address the root cause of a problem. (31:27)
  • How major universities are using big data to track and monitor their athlete's performance levels. (36:18)
  • Disney is a POWERHOUSE! (39:08)
  • #Quah question #1 - What are some good compound exercises for adductors and abductors? (42:04)
  • #Quah question #2 – I've been lifting with no belts or straps. As I increase my weight, should I start to use these devices or continue without them? (48:58)
  • #Quah question #3 – What should a kid's nutrition look like? Should I worry about giving children more protein, healthy fats, vegetables instead of focusing on carbs as the food pyramid suggests? (56:04)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you guys took over an average population gym, what are the common problems you would look for to change first? What issues with personnel or equipment would be on your top of your list to fix first?  (1:07:15)

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Dec 14, 2019
1183: Overhead Press Variations, the Benefits of Arching Back When Benching, When to Superset & MORE
01:18:50

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the differences between a front and behind the head overhead press, arching the back during a bench press, the pros and cons of super-setting, and gamification of fitness to build long-term habits.

  • Want younger-looking skin? The benefits of retinoids that you find in the face serum from Caldera Lab. (4:40)
  • Mind Pump aging in dog years. (7:25)
  • Why do we balance better on our non-dominant side? (8:10)
  • PRx Performance: Eliminating the barriers and intimidation of working out in the gym from the comfort of your own home. (10:02)
  • How CrossFit has innovated the fitness industry. (15:12)
  • Does exercise make you happier than money? (17:38)
  • A major victory for CrossFit! (19:50)
  • Is cryptocurrency the future? (27:40)
  • The drawbacks of wearable technology. (32:37)
  • Man's farts so deadly he kills mosquitoes! (37:00)
  • Man's DNA changes after bone marrow transplant. (38:52)
  • Updates on the debate with James Wilks and Chris Kresser. (41:10)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the differences between a front and behind the head overhead press? Is one more beneficial than the other? (48:51)
  • #Quah question #2 – Why do lifters arch their back during a bench press? Is it actually safer? (58:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are the pros and cons of super-setting? (1:02:00)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you think gamification, like the Fitbit or closing your rings on the Apple Watch, help build long term habits? (1:07:45)

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Dec 13, 2019
1182: The 5 B’s to Finding Your Purpose
59:44

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the importance of having a purpose and five ways that have helped them identify their own.

  • How do you figure out what your purpose is? Why is it important? (1:49)
  • When timing and opportunity align with talent in what you were shaped to do is when you find purpose. (7:30)
  • Why motivation is bullshit if you don’t have a sense of purpose. (11:15)
  • The 5 B’s to Finding Your Purpose. (12:40)
    • #1 - Be brave. (12:55)
    • #2 – Be willing to give. (22:25)
    • #3 – Be mindful of your value system. (29:33)
    • #4 – Be aware of the company you keep. (38:31)
    • #5 – Be healthy. (49:58)

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Dec 12, 2019
1181: The Set Point Myth, Ways to Improve the Mind-Muscle Connection, the Health at Any Size Movement & MORE
01:18:08

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to get a better mind-muscle connection, whether diet breaks are helpful for someone who has cut calories multiple times in life, set point theory, and the "health at any size" movement.

  • Sal and Adam recap their weekend speaking at Jason Phillips coaching event. (5:14)
  • If you study exercise or nutritional science and have NO experience training people then you have NO right to communicate information to the average person. (8:35)
  • Making the case when and why we should be wearing blue-blocking glasses. (23:12)
  • Weird Science: Pigs with monkey cells born in China. (26:13)
  • Back by popular demand! Butcher Box currently running their ‘bacon for life’ promotion. (28:25)
  • Why most people will benefit from eating meat and vegetables. (31:51)
  • Mind Pump’s first take on the debate between James Wilks and Chris Kresser on Joe Rogan Podcast. (34:34)
  • Is Dave Asprey jumping the shark?! (40:20)
  • Making the economic case for decriminalizing sex work. (41:34)
  • #Quah question #1 – How can you get a better mind-muscle connection? (47:13)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do you think diet breaks are helpful for someone who has cut calories multiple times in life? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – I would like to hear you guys talk about the set point theory? (1:00:12)
  • #Quah question #4 – What do you think of the "health at any size" movement? (1:07:15)

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Dec 11, 2019
1180: Joe DeFranco on What Makes a Good Trainer, the Importance of a Structured Warm-Up, the Role of Genetics and MORE
01:09:29

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with good friend Joe DeFranco.

  • Why Joe refers to bad trainers as “slap dicks” and how he takes criticism. (3:08)
  • The differences between his certification and all others. (5:00)
  • The origins of building a certification course and how he was introduced to James Smith. (10:09)
  • What are the real reasons why someone should focus on having a structured warm-up? (13:50)
  • The breakdown between application and academia. (17:35)
  • How do I know if a trainer is good or not? (19:22)
  • Should we be training squats and deadlifts? (23:43)
  • Why do we give a shit about how people eat? (26:35)
  • Always listen to your body FIRST! (29:10)
  • What is the value of speed and power training for the average person? What does a workout look like? (35:50)
  • The risk vs reward of his athletes incorporating Olympic lifts into their training. (44:50)
  • If you don’t use it you lose it. (47:30)
  • The hidden benefits of the post-activation potentiation training method. (50:10)
  • How do you break in and train your own clients? (56:00)
  • Behind the curtain of the ‘freak of nature’ that is Brian Cushing. (56:51)
  • How much of a role do genetics play? (58:30)
  • Is Joe a big sports guy? (1:02:34)
  • What is his favorite part about what he does today? (1:05:09)

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Dec 09, 2019
1179: The Importance of Sleep for Fat Loss, the Benefits of Low Rep Ranges on Major Lifts, Favorite Body Parts to Train & MORE
01:22:44

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of very low rep ranges on major lifts like the bench, squat, and deadlift, how sleep affects fat loss, their favorite body part to develop, and how they vote with their dollars.

  • Who is most likely to be in celebrity rehab out of the Mind Pump crew? (4:20)
  • The difficulty of seeing your child sick. (8:05)
  • The different segments of the fitness industry and the good/bad information that has come from each. (14:22)
  • What test should I do and how often should I test myself? (32:33)
  • Mind Pump’s stand on targeted ad videos and their influence on the consumer. (36:40)
  • How science by nature has no morality. Mind Pump touches the third rail. (42:27)
  • The world’s first artificial neurons have been developed to fight chronic diseases. (46:28)
  • Is Peloton stirring up controversy for financial gain? (47:37)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the benefits of very low rep ranges on major lifts like the bench, squat, and deadlift? (50:34)
  • #Quah question #2 – How does sleep affect fat loss? Can inadequate sleep hinder fat loss even if macros are correct? (58:31)
  • #Quah question #3 – Besides calves, what is your favorite body part to develop and how do you go about training it? (1:06:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you each vote with your dollars? (1:13:45)

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Dec 07, 2019
1178: When to Prioritize Building Muscle vs. Burning Fat, the Difference Between Varieties of Milk, Dating Apps & MORE
01:15:51

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether it takes longer to build muscle or burn fat, if almond and soy milk are more or less processed than regular dairy, tips or advice to someone who suffers from body dysmorphic disorder, and dating apps.

  • Mind Pump’s take on psychedelic psilocybin deemed “breakthrough treatment” for severe depression. (4:24)
  • Is higher fish consumption linked to a stronger effect on IQ? (19:14)
  • The value and benefits of red-light therapy to help curve your Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). (21:45)
  • New Zealand launches the world's first HIV positive sperm bank. (25:09)
  • Mind Pump gearing up for the holiday season. (29:27)
  • Ultimate shopping guides from Mind Pump sponsors. (32:48)
  • Sal making the case for owning a Tesla again. (34:32)
  • What is the worst thing the guys have spent money on to look cool? (39:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – Does it take longer to build muscle or burn fat? I’m trying to get a feel how long to bulk and cut. (45:01)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the deal with milks? Are almond and soy milk more or less processed than regular dairy? (55:16)
  • #Quah question #3 – What tips or advice would you give to someone who suffers from body dysmorphia and is triggered in a gym? (1:00:33)
  • #Quah question #4 – If you found yourself single again, would you use a dating app to meet someone? Why or why a not? (1:07:09)

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Dec 06, 2019
1177: Five Reasons Why Everyone Should Train Like a Bodybuilder
01:01:14

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin go over five reasons why everyone would benefit of utilizing bodybuilding training principles in their training.

  • The history of bodybuilding. (1:35)
  • What is aesthetics? Why do we associate it with a visual representation of health? (9:45)
  • Five Reasons Why Everyone Should Train Like a Bodybuilder. (12:10)
    • #1 – The mind to muscle connection. (12:33)
    • #2 – The value and benefits of isolation exercises to address weaknesses and imbalances in your body. (29:33)
    • #3 – Build muscle mass and speed up metabolism. (40:02)
    • #4 – The value of chasing ‘the pump’. (43:30)
    • #5 – The safest and best for longevity. (49:02)

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Dec 05, 2019
1176: Trap Bar vs. Straight Bar Deadlifts, Using Strength Training to Battle Depression & Anxiety, the Benefits of Caffeine Cycling & MORE
01:23:53

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether trap bar deadlifts as good as straight bar deadlifts, exercises someone can do to repair poor thoracic mobility, the benefits of strength training when battling depression and anxiety, and the benefits of caffeine cycling.

  • MIIR delivering high-quality products and giving back in the process. (4:47)
  • How do you know your charitable money is going to the RIGHT place? (8:09)
  • Recapping the guy’s Thanksgiving weekend with their families. (13:46)
  • Why just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. (22:33)
  • Why do some compounds, like the Chaga mushroom, have adaptogenic properties? (26:13)
  • The science behind how binge-watching porn affects your brain. (31:27)
  • Mark McGrath can help you break up with your significant other. (34:37)
  • Why celebrity is a bit of a curse. (37:15)
  • Is there a correlation between social media use and lack of well-being? (40:48)
  • Google fights deep fakes by releasing their own. (47:08)
  • #Quah question #1 - Are trap bar deadlifts as good as straight bar deadlifts? (48:48)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are some exercises someone can do to repair poor thoracic mobility? (55:32)
  • #Quah question #3 - What are the benefits of strength training when battling depression and anxiety? (1:03:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are the benefits of caffeine cycling and how should I do it? (1:12:46)

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Dec 04, 2019
1175: Dr. Arthur C. Brooks
01:24:32

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Arthur C. Brooks a Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School and columnist for The Washington Post.

Dr. Brooks has two New York Times bestsellers, a documentary on Netflix (The Pursuit) and a new book, Love Your Enemies.

  • What can we do with the people we disagree with? (3:28)
  • How shutting down competition leads to mediocracy. (5:37)
  • Blurring the line with physical and psychological harm. (7:11)
  • The concept of ‘nut’ picking. (9:30)
  • Are we heading down a path of nihilism? (11:12)
  • Why we must all have a civic creed that we believe and stand by. (14:00)
  • How people ‘graduate’ into things. (17:01)
  • The dangerous notion of nationalism. (19:49)
  • The importance of getting in touch about how your family got to the US. (23:28)
  • The misguided policy environment that we have in the US. (24:30)
  • The social science between happiness and dignity. (26:46)
  • You put in what you get out. (32:10)
  • The better way to make work pay. (33:50)
  • The significance and value of long-form conversations. (41:02)
  • Respecting the frontier atmosphere. (44:15)
  • Becoming the master of yourself. The premise behind ‘Love Your Enemies’. (48:13)
  • The importance of effective communication, commonality and knowing where the person is coming from. (53:33)
  • What was his last paradigm-shattering moment? (1:01:28)
  • How morals matter more than systems. (1:03:43)
  • How anger + disgust = contempt. (1:07:10)
  • The misconception of love. (1:11:40)
  • The four accounts you must put your energy in for your ultimate happiness. (1:18:54)

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Dec 02, 2019
1174: When to Use Drop Sets, the Benefits of Yoga, When to Finish a Set & MORE
01:15:17

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how long is acceptable to rest mid-set to try and pump out a few more reps, whether drop sets are useful for the beginning or intermediate lifter, what makes an overall healthy individual, and their opinion on yoga and how to implement it into training.

  • Mind Pump Debates: Will the cybertruck disrupt the truck industry? Are self-driving cars the future? (5:42)
  • 82-year-old female bodybuilder beats down a home intruder. (21:00)
  • Mind Pump RAVES over their newest sponsor, Magic Spoon. (23:14)
  • Mind Pump Recommends: ‘Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator on Netflix’. (27:23)
  • What is ‘Perineum Sunning’? Will it become the latest health trend? (34:10)
  • Russian cows get VR headsets 'to reduce anxiety'. (37:16)
  • Will continual exposure to blue light accelerate blindness?! (39:48)
  • How are we the only human species that survived? (43:20)
  • #Quah question #1 – How many seconds is too long to rest between reps to try and get a few more out? When should you just move on to your break before your next set? (47:33)
  • #Quah question #2 – Are drop sets useful for the beginning or immediate lifter? If so, what is the best way to use them? (53:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you consider a healthy overall induvial? What makes for good balance? (57:21)
  • #Quah question #4 – What is your opinion on yoga and how do you suggest you implement it into your training? (1:04:07)

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Nov 30, 2019
1173: How to Increase Squat Mobility, Exercises to Relieve Hip Pain, the Impact of Food on Your Brain & Mood & MORE
01:07:39

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about stretches to increase squat mobility, exercises to relieve hip and butt pain, the most effective way to bulk, and how food affects your brain and mood.

  • How exactly does Adam apply the serum from Caldera Lab? (4:52)
  • Is Sal more cake than beef now? He breakdowns his current macros. (9:49)
  • Which source of protein powder is ideal for muscle building? (12:58)
  • The bathrooms at Mind Pump HQ are FINALLY being re-done! (15:45)
  • Justin gets educated on one of his favorite guitarists of all time. (16:50)
  • Shout out to James Herman who took 1st place at his first obstacle course race. (21:40)
  • Sal is a little late to the party on Shark Week. (22:28)
  • Justin has a ‘dad moment’ with his kids. (25:10)
  • How using your legs keeps your brain healthy. (27:53)
  • Why the more you pour out of your heart, the fuller your heart gets. (31:23)
  • The importance of having a purpose. (34:59)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are some good stretches to increase squat mobility? (39:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – I work as an Uber driver and my butt and hips hurt from sitting for too long. Are there any short exercises I can do in between trips to relieve my pain temporarily before getting back to work? (44:24)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the most effective way to bulk? What are your guy’s secrets or perspective on bulking up? (48:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you think that food affects your brain and mood? (56:56)

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Nov 29, 2019
1172: Four Ways to Change Your Workout for Maximum Results
01:02:52

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss four ways to change up your workout to build more muscle, become stronger, improve performance and prevent injury.

  • The things that are preventing you from reaching your goals. (2:46)
  • Four ways to change your goal to achieve the maximum benefits of your routine. (4:43)
    • #1 – Focusing on addressing correctional exercises to expand your potential. (9:42)
    • #2 – Adding a strength training phase to your routine to place the focus on how strong you are rather than how you look. (25:15)
    • #3 – Training for athletic performance to improve your overall quality of life. (37:44)
    • #4 – Incorporating bodybuilder training to develop your muscles and sculpt your body. (46:21)

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Nov 28, 2019
1171: How Squat & Deadlifts "Thicken" the Waistline, the Difference Between Priming & Warming Up, the Benefits of Stability Training & MORE
01:16:04

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether squats and deadlifts “thicken” the waistline, the difference between priming and warming up,  the benefits to stability training or using tools like a Bosu ball, and why many skinny yoga-girls likely self-selected yoga as their sport because of their body type.

  • Sal accidentally wears shoes the guys co-sign on. (5:21)
  • Recapping their experience seeing Arthur C. Brooks talk. (9:44)
  • The importance of having integrity and how antidotes drive science. (14:45)
  • SNL’s cheeky fake Wranglers ad with Will Ferrell will crack you up. (27:57)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator on Netflix. (30:07)
  • Sal’s take on Michael Bloomberg running for President in 2020. (32:30)
  • Mind Pump’s take on Tesla’s new ‘cybertruck’. (36:46)
  • Apple to build a new massive campus in Austin, TX. (42:17)
  • Is dopamine fasting the next big trend?? (44:27)
  • NCI’s free gut health course still available FOR FREE! Take advantage TODAY before this deal is gone! (46:38)
  • #Quah question #1 – Any truth to squats and deadlifts “thickening” the waistline? (48:23)
  • #Quah question #2 – What is the difference between priming and warming up? (56:09)
  • #Quah question #3 – Are there any benefits to stability training or using tools like a Bosu ball? (1:01:20)
  • #Quah question #4 – I would love to hear you go into depth on skinny yoga-girls self-selecting yoga as their sport because of their body type? (1:08:00)

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Nov 27, 2019
BONUS: Matthew Januszek of Escape Fitness
01:04:29

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Matthew Januszek, entrepreneur and founder of Escape Fitness.

  • His take on the new 49ers Fit gym? (3:25)
  • From roller-skates to bodybuilding: His introduction into fitness. (4:24)
  • Where did the idea for the gym equipment company come from? (6:50)
  • What did the process of scaling look like? (11:57)
  • How his passion for fitness fueled the company's early mishaps. (13:35)
  • When where they able to service outside the UK? (17:22)
  • The moment he knew it was time to quit his day job and go all in. (18:06)
  • Why success is not a straight line. (20:00)
  • What attributes have served him the most? (21:54)
  • The crucial things that have contributed to his success. (23:43)
  • What practices does he put in place to forge quality relationships? (26:15)
  • Their evolution of marketing and advertising. (29:20)
  • The differences between the US and European markets/trends. (33:13)
  • His take on moving the gym experience to the home setting. (37:56)
  • What separates his company from the rest? (40:02)
  • How there are always ways to innovate and grow. (46:26)
  • Is there any new equipment that is getting him excited? (49:10)
  • Why there is no shortage of great ideas. (51:14)
  • Where does he focus most of his energy? (52:56)
  • What does he find challenging about working with family? (55:26)
  • How every level that you get to there are new lessons to be learned. (59:15)
  • Will he ever sell the company? (1:01:54)

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Nov 26, 2019
1170: Q&A with Mike Matthews
01:42:10

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with good friend, Mike Matthews about his how he built his company, Legion, and then answer questions asked by the live audience.

  • Protein bar companies are making out! (2:15)
  • What has been the worst product idea he has had? (3:37)
  • What products surprised him that sold well? (4:51)
  • How the pre-workout market has really taken off and the shenanigans that have come with it. (8:05)
  • Why a part of him is ashamed to be in the supplement industry. (16:40)
  • How all markets have unsophisticated consumers. (18:00)
  • Is the supplement consumer becoming more attuned? (23:54)
  • The self-education of Mike Matthews: How did he acquire his wealth of information? (25:30)
  • The ‘ah-ha’ moments the guys experienced with their training. (30:20)
  • How you can still be honest and be successful. (38:14)
  • Appreciating the value and importance of sleep. (39:22)
  • What are the upcoming opportunities in the health/fitness space? (45:25)
  • How do I stand out in the ‘content-heavy’ crowd? (1:00:02)
  • Why does he sell fat burners and not branch chain amino acids? (1:09:42)
  • You can build a business and NOT lie. (1:17:20)
  • What to do when there are detractors on your fitness journey? (1:19:41)
  • Is it recommended to take senna for no more than once a week and what can be done to fix oneself after excessive use? (1:28:15)
  • How do I transition from more active work to sedentary? (1:33:00)

 

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  • Kelly Starrett (@mobilitywod) • Instagram
Nov 25, 2019
1169 Building Muscle While Cutting Calories, When to Change Your Rep Range, Wrist Strengthening Tips & MORE
01:14:31

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how long to stay in a specific rep range, whether you can cut calories and still gain muscle, the best way to strengthen wrists and the ideal physical activity or exercise to be done 2-3Xs a week by the average person.

  • How Italian’s don’t have a volume button. (4:04)
  • Why it’s not just about the information, but rather HOW you communicate it. (5:57)
  • Mind Pump heading to LA to meet Arthur C Brooks. (15:00)
  • Does anything evoke emotion as much as music? (16:38)
  • Mind Pump Business Wars: Starbucks vs. Peet’s. (19:47)
  • The origin story of Red Bull. (24:55)
  • Vuori’s CRAZY return policy: Good business move or bad one? (27:42)
  • The CLEAR differences between men and women. (29:26)
  • The differences between Heritage Pork vs regular pork and how you can get it from Butcher Box. (34:40)
  • Updates on ‘Epstein Gate’. (37:40)
  • Is panspermia a real thing?? (40:35)
  • What’s the deal with the resurgence of amateur fights? Will the novelty wear off? (42:35)
  • #Quah question #1 – How long should you stay in a specific rep range? Should you be switching up weekly, shorter or longer? (50:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – I am confused about the whole bulk and cut thing. Can I cut calories and still gain muscle? (56:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – What is the best way to strengthen wrists? I’m looking to learn a handstand, but my wrists give out first. (1:01:20)
  • #Quah question #4 - If you can prescribe one physical activity or exercise to be done 2-3Xs a week for the average person, what would it be? (1:05:12)

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Nov 23, 2019
1168: How to Build Side Butt, When to Deload for Recovery & Gains, Using Isometrics to Build Strength & Stability in Greater Ranges of Motion & MORE
01:17:05

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to incorporate a deload week into programming, how to develop side glutes, how to strengthen and stabilize hypermobile joints and the most memorable client that they have ever had.

  • Mind Pump Recommends Jojo Rabbit in theaters now. (4:34)
  • Mind Pump Recommends The Morning Show on Apple+. (6:17)
  • Does Sal need an intervention? (9:10)
  • What looks good in real life is often different than in pictures. (10:55)
  • Why is Christianity triggering to most people? How you are doing yourself a disservice by being close-minded. (16:57)
  • Kanye West the contrarian. (22:53)
  • The benefits of pine bark extract & MORE in Organifi’s new product Move. (26:05)
  • Can how you eat help your body fight the flu? (29:17)
  • How we have engineered almonds from deadly to delicious. (33:00)
  • Having a healthy diet can lower your risk of hearing loss. (36:17)
  • Airbnb signs '$500 Million' Olympic sponsorship ahead of IPO: The advantages of a shared economy. (37:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you go deeper into what a deload week looks like? How to incorporate it into your programming and the purpose and benefits of doing so? (43:20)
  • #Quah question #2 – How does one develop side glutes? I have a weird concave between my leg and hip, instead of side glutes being round. (54:01)
  • #Quah question #3 - I have hypermobile hip joints that have led me to have terrible recruitment patterns in my lower body. I try to strengthen the muscles around my hips, but I still feel like I’m not able to engage them correctly. What can I do to fix this? (59:22)
  • #Quah question #4 – What’s the most memorable client that you have ever had? (1:05:11)

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Nov 22, 2019
1167: Seven Ways to Not Get Fat During the Holidays
43:39

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin cover seven ways to prevent packing on the pounds (or kilos) this holiday season.

  • What is Mind Pump’s favorite holiday? (2:52)
  • How much weight does the average American gain during the holidays? (4:20)
  • The seven steps you can take to NOT get fat around the holidays.
    • #1 – Cutting the STRESS! (6:39)
    • #2 – Prioritizing the order of how you eat your food. (13:15)
    • #3 – The importance of drinking plenty of water. (17:35)
    • #4 – Bringing a healthy dish to your family dinner. (20:00)
    • #5 – Being mindful about the food you are about to eat and eating the desserts that are MOST meaningful to you. (23:40)
    • #6 – Going for a walk after your big meal. (31:03)
    • #7 - Scheduling workouts with your family and friends. (37:42)

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Nov 21, 2019
1166: Using Body Weight Training to Build Muscle & Strength, Hidden Barriers that Make Fat Loss Difficult, Cutting & Bulking for Beginners & MORE
01:18:47

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the significance of bodyweight training when strength training, whether a beginner should focus on bulking or cutting first, why people have such a hard time losing fat, and knowing when to become a personal trainer.

  • How the modern domesticated dog wouldn’t survive a second in the wild. (5:23)
  • Adam shares his most recent set back in his training. (6:17)
  • That one-time Sal couldn’t get off the floor after an injury. (11:40)
  • Why adults always have lessons to learn. (14:20)
  • Mind Pump recommends The Mandalorian on Disney+. (16:54)
  • Sal’s daughter turns 10! (22:28)
  • Public Service Announcement: If you have symptoms of malaise, there are at-home tests available for you. (26:12)
  • Why brands like Felix Gray are ahead of the curve. (32:25)
  • Why humans need physical touch to thrive. (35:34)
  • How today’s obesity epidemic has been caused by ultra-processed food. (39:47)
  • Is CrossFit heading in a new direction? (42:58)
  • Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 Billion: What does it mean for the consumer? (47:25)
  • #Quah question #1 - What is the significance of bodyweight training when strength training? Can it replace higher rep ranges with weights? (50:21)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should someone who is a beginner focus on bulking or cutting first? How do you know which to do first? (54:35)
  • #Quah question #3 – Why do you guys think people have such a hard time losing fat in this day and age? What are the physical or phycological barriers you see most people have? How have you guided people in the right direction on starting their journey? (1:00:37)
  • #Quah question #4 – How do you know when you should become a personal trainer? What makes you fit to become a personal trainer? (1:08:48)

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Nov 20, 2019
1165: Bishop Robert Barron on Physical Fitness, Satan, Evolution, Psychedelics & Much More
01:17:59

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak for the second time with Bishop Robert Barron.

  • Focusing on the wider culture and moving forward on all fronts. (2:46)
  • What was the conversation like with Jordan Peterson? (4:04)
  • Why everyone is hungry for God. (5:18)
  • What are the symptoms of poor spiritual health? (7:40)
  • The problems of creating an idol out of the ego. (9:57)
  • The surrender of control and asking God what does he want you to do today. (11:01)
  • Why has religion fallen out of favor? (13:00)
  • What is his take on stoicism? (15:06)
  • Understanding the concept of the Holy Trinity. (17:45)
  • How do you know what religion is RIGHT for you? (19:30)
  • The four criteria to detach from and how to balance them in your life. (24:17)
  • Why behind every addiction there is a soul quest for God. (26:06)
  • Does Satin play a role in our lives? (27:50)
  • What are his thoughts on psychedelics? (32:38)
  • Using journaling as a spiritual exercise. (35:50)
  • Has our time forgotten Jesus Christ as a human being? (39:21)
  • How religion stirs up people’s feelings and emotions. (41:15)
  • What is the hardest book of the Bible for people to comprehend? (43:20)
  • Can we believe in creation and evolution? (44:05)
  • Does he foresee any problems with editing our genes? (46:25)
  • What is the connection between Christianity and freedom? Or this there any? (49:30)
  • What’s the role of the church in protecting the freedoms of people around the world? (55:28)
  • Where can people start if they want to look more into religion? (59:31)
  • What are the greatest challenges facing us today? (1:00:27)
  • How life is all about choices. (1:04:10)
  • Does God want us to have lots of children? (1:05:15)
  • Is he a big movie guy? (1:05:56)
  • What types of music does a Bishop listen to? (1:08:45)
  • How everyone has a poison somewhere. (1:10:05)
  • Did Jesus ever laugh? (1:11:10)
  • What are the different arms of The Word on Fire? (1:13:19)
  • Is there a role of physical fitness in spirituality? (1:14:34)

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Nov 18, 2019
1164: How to Activate Your Chest When Benching, What a New Personal Trainer Needs to Know, Tactics to Overcome Insecurities & MORE
01:18:33

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to feel activation in chest when benching, how much information you should know as a new personal trainer, if there is anything they would go back and change in their first 3 programs (Anabolic, Performance & Aesthetic), and how to address insecurities.

  • Adam has an addiction to subscriptions. (5:06)
  • Sal using scare tactics on his son. (9:42)
  • Is seasonal affective disorder a real thing? (11:16)
  • How your thermal environment affects your sleep. (14:07)
  • Justin is a big dance guy. (19:09)
  • The health benefits of the lion’s mane mushroom. (23:02)
  • Is milk consumption on the decline? (27:15)
  • Can artificial intelligence predict premature death? (30:05)
  • Mind Pump recommends The Inventor: Out for Blood on HBO. (30:49)
  • The multi-level marketing (MLM) scam that is Beachbody. (34:55)
  • Convoy: The Uber of trucking systems. (42:00)
  • The psychological benefits of exercise. (45:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – When I bench, regular or incline, I don’t feel a lot of activation in my chest. Any tips to feel it more? (48:43)
  • #Quah question #2 - How much information should you know as a new personal trainer? I listen to you guys, but I can’t hold a candle to you. (55:23)
  • #Quah question #3 – Knowing what you know today, is there anything you would go back and change in your first 3 programs? (1:00:05)
  • #Quah question #4 – How would you guys recommend to address insecurities in yourself? (1:07:14)

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Nov 16, 2019
1163: When to Avoid Cardio, the Ideal Number of Meals to Maximize Muscle Growth, Barbell Complexes vs Straight Sets & MORE
01:14:33

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether cardio is a waste of time if you’re lifting heavy, the benefits and disadvantages of doing a barbell complex vs. doing straight sets, whether it is necessary to eat multiple times a day to see gains, and if it is awkward when someone asks just one of them to be on their podcast.

  • The foods the guy’s used to eat during their bachelor days. (3:30)
  • Want to lower your blood pressure? Drink your beet juice. (8:15)
  • Is Sal a little too thick? (11:56)
  • Adam provides updates from Week 3 of MAPS Powerlift. (15:35)
  • Sal recommends The Rise of Jordan Peterson on Prime Video. (20:20)
  • Mind Pump’s first take on The Mandalorian on Disney+. (24:00)
  • Disney+ surpasses 10 million subscribers on the first day! (27:00)
  • The future of entertainment is here: Will we see an a la carte app soon?? (28:25)
  • Adam’s shares his ‘interesting’ experiences with DoorDash. (31:47)
  • Has the last driver’s license holder already been born?! The guys speculate on the future of the auto industry. (35:45)
  • The latest plan of attack on The Andrews rat problem. (41:40)
  • It is getting ugly in San Francisco: The new DA pledges not to prosecute public urination, other quality-of-life-crimes. (44:50)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is cardio a waste of time if you’re lifting heavy? Or do you suggest doing some in your workout? (48:00)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the benefits and disadvantages of doing a barbell complex vs. doing straight sets? (55:21)
  • #Quah question #3 – Do you really need to eat multiple times a day to see gains? I eat two meals and one shake a day to meet my macros. Is that ok? I train 5 to 6 days a week. (1:01:26)
  • #Quah question #4 - Is it awkward when someone asks just one of you to be on their podcast? (1:08:23)

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Nov 15, 2019
1162: Five Ways to Relieve Pain Naturally
54:55

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin give you five ways to naturally relieve pain.

  • How over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain DAILY! (2:07)
  • What are the differences between chronic and acute pain? (2:58)
  • HOW you are moving can determine WHY you are in pain. (5:02)
  • The Five Most Important Ways to Relieve Pain. (7:22)
    • #1 – Improve overall mobility to solve the root problem. (9:42)
    • #2 – How your diet can be causing your joint pain. (24:59)
    • #3 – Optimizing your sleep to reduce pain. (33:46)
    • #4 – The importance of getting proper sunlight. (43:11)
    • #5 – Practicing mindfulness to reframe how your body perceives pain. (46:54)

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Nov 14, 2019
1161: The Dangers of Upright Rows, Touch-and-Go vs. Dead-Stop Deadlifts, the Benefits of Rucking & MORE
01:07:30

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether upright rows are safe, touch-and-go vs. dead-stop for exercises such as deadlifts, the benefits and detriments of rucking, and whether it is possible that humans could evolve to safely consume McDonald’s-type food daily and require less exercise.

  • The power and influence of YouTube celebrities. (5:25)
  • Are people more interested in seeing people fight who they KNOW, rather than see fighters that ACTUALLY fight for a living? (8:20)
  • The guys recap the feedback heard at the recent CPPS Coaches training course held at Mind Pump Headquarters. (17:20)
  • How everything we perceive is through a filter. (19:56)
  • Sal recommends One Child Nation on Prime Video. (26:34)
  • Adam and Sal are ruffling some feathers over on Twitter. (30:50)
  • Justin causing a ruckus at his kids’ latest flag football game. (36:14)
  • How using red light therapy can increase your free testosterone. (38:07)
  • MIIR continues to give back for an excellent cause. (42:43)
  • Justin’s secret “Mind Pump Mule” revealed in the latest newsletter. Subscribe TODAY! (43:53)
  • #Quah question #1 – I have heard the dangers of upright rows, but see them in MAPS Spilt. Are they safe? (46:44)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your opinions on touch-and-go vs. dead-stop for exercises such as deadlifts? (52:06)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on rucking? Does it combine some of the benefits of resistance training with cardio? What impact does it have on posture? (56:40)
  • #Quah question #4 – Sal often says evolutionarily speaking, so I’m curious if you think it possible that humans could evolve to safely consume McDonald’s-type food daily and require less exercise? (1:01:06)

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Nov 13, 2019
1160: Bret Contreras- The Glute Guru
01:41:28

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Bret Contreras, inventor of the hip thrust and renowned butt building expert.

  • From a math teacher to glute guru: How did Bret get to where he is today? (2:41)
  • Where did his obsession with glut training come from? (10:17)
  • How he made hip bridges a thing. (14:50)
  • Why it takes a strong woman to date a trainer. (18:37)
  • The importance of staying true to who you are. (20:17)
  • How he considers himself a lifter first, trainer second and then a scientist. (24:35)
  • Why research is important when it comes to the validity of a study. (27:28)
  • The science and studies on machines vs free weights/compound lifts: How all exercises are tools. (41:40)
  • Do something that challenges your end range of motion to see greater muscle development. (1:04:02)
  • The growing disconnects in the fitness industry. (1:08:05)
  • Understanding the frequency aspect of training. (1:12:34)
  • How everyone thinks they are SO advanced. (1:22:30)
  • The importance of learning your own body and listening to it. (1:32:10)

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Nov 11, 2019
1159: The Top 5 Exercises, Leg Press vs. Hack Squat, Pre-Lift Motivation Techniques & MORE
01:15:43

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about adding an exercise to the "Big 4," the leg press compared with the hack squat, the value of self-talk for motivation, and the future of contact sports.

  • Mobility is NOT flexibility! Why Mind Pump is here to educate the masses. (4:17)
  • The ONLY proper way to fast. (15:25)
  • How Sal used Brain.fm to help his son study for his test. (17:38)
  • Adam gets personal. (20:30)
  • Why Adam doesn’t vote. (22:33)
  • Is there a global fertility crisis? (28:50)
  • Mind Pump’s go-to ‘snack’ foods. (31:10)
  • Should you ration your kids Halloween candy? (34:08)
  • Are cannabinoids anti-acne?! (38:14)
  • Why Harriet Tubman is one of Sal’s heroes. (41:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you had to add an exercise to the "Big 4” to make it the Big 5, which exercise would it be? (44:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – I know squats are best for leg development, but if you had to choose between the leg press and the hack squat which one is better? (52:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – How powerful is self-talk for motivation or having someone yell at you before doing a big lift? Do you practice it or should we just slap our faces, get angry and pick up the weight? (59:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – Sports like rugby and football are increasingly becoming demonized due to concussion risks. What do you foresee the future of contact sports to be? (1:06:47)

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Nov 09, 2019
1158: Factors that Stall Fat Loss & Muscle Growth, How Often to Change Up Workout Program to Keep Progressing, Exercises that Work Multiple Muscles & MORE
01:20:50

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to define a set when multiple muscles are working at once, downsides of repeating the same workout plan for an extended period of time, what to do if you are not seeing results from your diet and workout, and times they struggled with confidence during their personal training career. 

  • Kai Greene jumping on that vegan train a little too quickly. (4:51)
  • Sal drinking beet juice for better pumps. (7:02)
  • The effect of pornography on the brain. (10:16)
  • Mind Pump’s first take on Kanye West’s new album. (14:58)
  • The fascinating phenomenon of reality tv. (17:05)
  • Robb Wolf triggering the vegan community left and right. (20:54)
  • How the worst thing for the environment is to have unhealthy humans: Interesting facts of grass-fed vs grain-fed meat and the value of companies like Butcher Box (21:40)
  • The athleisure wear market is exploding! (26:52)
  • Updates from Adam on Week 2 of MAPS Powerlift. (29:31)
  • Richard Gere is the man! (33:30)
  • How the Joker isn't the only film depicting the powerful message of mental illness. (35:51)
  • Will the 4-day work week become the thing? (37:25)
  • Increased screen time usage now linked to lower brain development: The importance of looking at things with a grain of salt. (42:12)
  • #Quah question #1 – I understand you say 9-18 sets per muscle group/per week, but what do you define as a set when multiple muscles are working at once? For example, would 5 sets of regular bench press count as 5 sets of tricep work as the triceps are still working? (49:54)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can one stay on the MAPS Anabolic program for a couple of years and still see changes in their body and strength? (55:43)
  • #Quah question #3 – I will be 60 in two months, weight training 3-5 times a week and also walk 12 to 15,000 steps per day. I have been on a fitness journey for 20 years and count my macros, but I am struggling to reduce my body fat and increase my muscle mass. I hired a personal trainer a year ago and have increased my weights consistently. I am also following MAPS Anabolic. I am not sure if it’s my age, but I’m just not seeing results. I tend to over train, work a high stress 60 hour a week desk job and wonder if stress is playing into it? I watch my sleep and get consistent 7 hours per night. Any suggestions? (1:01:57)
  • #Quah question #4 – Were there ever times during your personal training career where you struggled with confidence? (1:09:55)

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Nov 08, 2019
1157: Seven Ways Functional Training Burns Fat & Builds Muscle
01:02:55

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss seven reasons why adding functional training can improve fat loss and muscle gain.

1157: Seven Ways Functional Training Burns Fat & Builds Muscle

  • Why it is SO important to look deeper into a study. (2:41)
  • How the term functional has become bastardized. (11:55)
  • Seven Ways Functional Training Burns Fat & Builds Muscle: The carryover, benefits & MORE. (18:40)
    • #1 – The emphasis on mobility. (19:56)
    • #2 - Utilizes different planes of motion. (30:14)
    • #3 – The importance of novelty to get your body to respond. (36:00)
    • #4 – The carryover value of using unconventional tools in your routine. (41:14)
    • #5 – A focus on performance over aesthetics. (46:49)
    • #6 – Employing all three contractions muscles make. (53:15)
    • #7 – Increasing your body’s total work capacity. (58:00)

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Nov 07, 2019
1156: The Best Ab Building Exercises, Training with Bands vs Cables, Maintaining Life Balance When Pursuing Fitness Goals & MORE
01:18:03

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between training with bands or cables, the best weighted exercises for building abs, why the “compete and cheat” mentality with food is so common among bodybuilding athletes, and how to go after and achieve personal fitness goals while maintaining a healthy social life.

  • The excitement Adam and Catrina get to watch a full movie now. (5:50)
  • Updates from Adam on Week 2 of MAPS Powerlift: The value of tracking and how calories play a HUGE role in strength gains. (9:20)
  • Justin orders a whole host of new weights for his PRx Performance rack. (13:13)
  • The importance of dialing in your nutrition to get stronger. (15:58)
  • How changing up your workout can get your body to respond. (19:56)
  • Is it valuable to abstain from things? (22:45)
  • NBC launches a new e-commerce site and the guys speculate on the future of advertising. (27:35)
  • The history of saunas and the health benefits of training your body through hot/cold contrast. (32:41)
  • Can you ban legal torture?? (40:39)
  • Airbnb bans 'party houses' following Orinda shooting. (43:04)
  • The complex problem of cancer. (44:16)
  • #Quah question #1 – Is there a difference between training with bands or cables? (46:15)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are the best-weighted exercises for building abs? (52:12)
  • #Quah question #3 – Why is the “compete and cheat” mentality with food so common among bodybuilding athletes? Do you think athletes in other sports have a better relationship with food than bodybuilders? (58:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – How have you all dealt with being disciplined and going after and achieving personal fitness goals whilst maintaining a healthy social life and personal relationships? (1:06:20)

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Nov 06, 2019
1155: Ryan Holiday
01:22:30

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with best selling author, Ryan Holiday.

  • How Ryan was talking about ‘fake news’ before it was cool. (2:30)
  • The concept of ‘yellow journalism’. (7:45)
  • Why the more polarizing information we get, the more likely we are to react to it. (9:28)
  • How you get what you pay for and the importance of long-form conversations. (12:15)
  • What is the most alarming trend he sees? (15:42)
  • The significance of digital wellness: How to use technology and NOT be controlled by it. (18:55)
  • Is stoicism having a comeback? (21:45)
  • How does he define stoicism? (25:42)
  • Why sometimes the best thing you can do is go back into the work. (26:37)
  • Can these teachings be just as effective if you don’t believe in the metaphysical? (31:35)
  • Does he have a code he lives by? (34:05)
  • Why certain things matter more TODAY than ever. (36:06)
  • The historical stories no one knows about. (42:15)
  • How was he introduced to stoicism and did it contribute to dropping out of college? (45:33)
  • How no man steps in the same river twice. (49:35)
  • What have his children taught him? (51:49)
  • If you don’t have any critics you aren’t doing anything interesting. (59:13)
  • What books have been impactful on his life? (1:02:45)
  • Is he motivated by money? (1:04:12)
  • The formula for his writing process. (1:06:23)
  • Does he know when he has a hit on his hands? (1:11:00)
  • Why he thinks in the long term and doesn’t play the comparison game. (1:12:15)
  • The value of autonomy and being in control of your own destiny. (1:15:48) 
  • Why he lives his life NOT out of a place of want. (1:17:50)

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Nov 04, 2019
1154: The Truth About Macros, the Most Important Variables to Adjust in Your Training, Dealing with Workout & Diet Zealots & MORE
01:13:10

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether macros really count, the hierarchy for adjusting variables in your training, dealing with people in the industry who preach their diet or workout is the best one, and tactics for keeping your wife on your side.

  • Mind Pump gets weird after the supplement stack Sal creates. (5:11)
  • Four Sigmatic coffee is en Fuego! (6:09)
  • The Andrews household loses another chicken. (9:12)
  • The guys talk scary movies and what used to keep them up at night. (12:44)
  • A haunted house offers $20,000 to anyone who can finish it. (19:01)
  • Nutritional Coaching Institute is offering a FREE gut health course for Mind Pump listeners! (21:20)
  • Why you should look DEEPER into studies and view them from different angles. (23:32)
  • What is the optimal age to have kids? (26:17)
  • Is there too much access to information? (34:12)
  • Why you should NOT live on social media. (37:04)
  • Twitter is making BIG moves! (39:11)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do macros really matter? (41:49)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is there a hierarchy when adjusting variables in your training? Should you start changing reps before changing tempo or weight? Would this apply to beginners and advanced lifters? (52:25)
  • #Quah question #3 – How do you deal with all the people in the industry when they preach to you their diet or workout is the best one? (58:33)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are your tactics for keeping your wife on your side? Such as keeping communication smooth and avoiding arguments. Having my wife angry is the main stressor for me. (1:05:32)

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Nov 02, 2019
1153: Overhead Press vs. Push Press, What it Takes to be an Advanced Lifter, the Benefit of Training When Sore & MORE
01:17:05

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the differences between beginner, intermediate and advanced lifters, the overhead press vs. push press, training a muscle group that is still sore from the previous workout, and processed vs non-processed foods.

  • Why is Adam walking funny? (3:53)
  • Coach Eugene Teo likes to stir the pot: Challenging the hierarchy of exercises. (7:06)
  • Was Jeffrey Epstein murdered?! Kevin Spacey’s accuser dies?! What is going on?! (24:45)
  • Sal and Max Lugavere are creating a controversy of their own in their latest podcast on veganism. (27:15)
  • BIG NEWS coming out of 24 Hour Fitness! Are they racing to the bottom? (31:40)
  • Mind Pump Recommends Silicon Valley on HBO. (40:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – What are the differences between beginner, intermediate or advanced lifters? (43:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – Can you break down the differences between the overhead press vs. push press? Which is better for the novice lifter? (49:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are your opinions on training a muscle group that is still sore from the previous workout? (57:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – Thoughts on processed vs non-processed foods? If the macros are still good in processed foods? (1:04:37)

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Nov 01, 2019
1152: Why You Should Powerlift
50:12

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin discuss the benefits of adding powerlifting training to improve strength, muscle gain and fat loss.

  • The importance of focusing on strength and performance vs being body image-centric. (2:32)
  • What is competitive powerlifting? (8:36)
  • The carry over the 3 Big Lifts have on your routine, body & MORE. (12:06)
  • The concept of maximal strength explained. (16:06)
  • The differences between powerlifting style training vs standard resistance training. (17:50)
  • The speaker/amplifier analogy with powerlifting principles. (20:55)
  • When you train like a powerlifter you feel HARD. (25:27)
  • How strength motivators are more relevant than the scale. (28:49)
  • Powerlifting principles are based on objective results. (30:01)
  • The metabolism-boosting/fat loss benefits of getting stronger. (31:27)
  • How we can ALL benefit from focusing on a powerlifting style of training. (33:12)
  • YOU vs the iron and getting away from being body obsessed. (39:02)
  • The new MAPS Powerlift program broken down. (43:00)

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Oct 31, 2019
1151: The Most Important & Effective Part of a Rep, Getting Enough Calories to Build Muscle, Learning from Past Training Mistakes & MORE
01:26:21

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about trying to put on muscle but struggling with eating extra calories, what to do when you hit a body weight plateau, whether the eccentric part of a rep is the most effective part of the rep, and what their training looks like for sports or competitions if they were to train their 18 year old selves.

  • Not your typical priests: The guys recap their trip to Santa Barbara to interview Bishop Barron, Round 2. (5:00)
  • Cardio and cartoons, the best way to pass the time. (8:05)
  • The difficult transition going back to work after having a baby. (11:35)
  • Sal has gone to the dark side. (27:12)
  • Justin talks about Halloween and alcohol. (28:52)
  • Massive hysteria in California with the rolling blackouts, fires & MORE. (31:04)
  • Justin kills the ‘King’ of all rats. (33:25)
  • Frequent ejaculation may decrease prostate cancer risk. (36:06)
  • Why you should be wearing blue light blocking glasses EVERY TIME you are looking at screens. (39:03)
  • Where to score the best Halloween candy. (44:50)
  • New Program Alert!! MAPS POWERLIFT is out!! Come follow along with Sal and Adam. (46:55)
  • Shout out to Task Force 52! (57:25)
  • #Quah question #1 – Do you have any advice for someone trying to put on muscle but is struggling with eating extra calories? If I eat more than I’m currently eating it makes me feel sick.  (58:51)
  • #Quah question #2 – When you reach a point you stop gaining weight, how do you get over that point? Is it better to back off your calorie intake or increase it even more? (1:06:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – A college professor told us that the eccentric part of the lift is the only important part of the lift because it tears the muscle. If someone only repeated the eccentric part of the lift, would they see major gains or is it a myth? (1:11:27)
  • #Quah question #4 – Imagine your 18 again, with the knowledge you have today. What does your training look like for your sports or competitions? (1:16:32)

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Oct 30, 2019
1150: Mark Bell on How He Stays Lean & Jacked, SARMS, Business Mistakes to Avoid & MORE
01:32:08

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin talk with Mark "Smelly" Bell.

  • The unlikely sports Mark did when he was younger. (1:57)
  • How being wealthy is just as embarrassing as being poor. (5:12)
  • The fine line between how much we push our children. (9:38)
  • How would he define success for his kids? (11:35)
  • The significance of having quality TIME in the Bell household. (12:36)
  • The battle of managing digital wellness in today’s landscape. (15:47)
  • Mark’s take on the vegan movement and the premise behind The Game Changer’s documentary. (23:20)
  • What was his diet like before going carnivore? (28:33)
  • How every plus has a minus when it comes to the foods we eat. (32:38)
  • Why we should all have some caution with what we are taking: Mark shares the reasoning behind his supplement line and why he takes kratom. (34:52)
  • How does he stay lean and jacked today? (45:41)
  • Has there been anything that he learned from his bodybuilding training that he has kept in his current training? (50:07)
  • Are there big differences in the anabolic substances used in bodybuilding in comparison to powerlifting? (53:30)
  • If it’s not full it’s empty. (56:07)
  • What are his views on SARMS? (57:50)
  • The most common mistakes people make when trying to start a business. (59:45)
  • What is the best advice he has gotten? (1:04:15)
  • The importance of testing the water before you dive in. (1:06:08)
  • The value of team building and what does leadership mean to him. (1:07:46)
  • What are the greatest challenges for the CEO of a company? (1:11:03)
  • What role does the podcast play in his business? How does he pick the guests? (1:17:37)
  • One thing we would be surprised to learn about Mark? (1:22:36)
  • Biggest insecurity? (1:25:02)
  • His social media endgame. (1:26:51)

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Oct 28, 2019
1149: The Ideal Foot and Knee Position for the Squat & Deadlift, How Often to Change Up Training to Maximize Progress, What a Good Relationship with Food Looks Like & MORE
01:09:23

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about daily undulation, keeping your feet and knees straight during a squat or deadlift, how to reduce volume when overtraining, and what a good relationship with food looks like vs. a poor one.

  • Using photobiomodulation for brain disorders?! A new study shines a light. (4:45)
  • We are NOT supposed to play god. The guys discuss the Netflix series Unnatural Selection and just because we can do it, doesn’t mean we should. (8:08)
  • Never take health advice from a bodybuilder. (13:50)
  • The creepy things people can do with technology. (18:40)
  • The guys share their service industry stories from HELL! (22:36)
  • What’s up with Bill Cosby?! (36:06)
  • #Quah question #1 – What do you guys think about daily undulation? (39:27)
  • #Quah question #2 – How do you work on keeping your feet and knees straight during a squat or deadlift? I’ve tried keeping them that way, but it’s more comfortable to point my toes slightly out. (47:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – When overtraining you talked about lowering the volume. Should we reduce the volume on big ‘key’ lifts or smaller lifts? (52:52)
  • #Quah question #4 – You always talk about the importance of relationships with food. Can you give an example of what a good relationship with food looks like vs. a poor one? (58:44)

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Oct 26, 2019
1148: The Muscle & Strength Benefits of the Pump, Grass Fed Beef vs. Wild Game Meat, the Effect of Resistance Training on Type 1 Diabetics & MORE
01:16:49

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between grass-fed meat and wild game meat, whether the pump promotes more strength or muscle growth long-term, the effect of consistent resistance training on type 1 diabetics, and whether humans are hardwired to be competitive.

  • How Mind Pump has impacted and changed lives. (4:27)
  • Quentin Tarantino gives China the middle finger. (10:33)
  • Sal recaps his trip to LA to hang and podcast with Max Lugavere. (14:09)
  • The reason why the guys like to challenge the PhD’s they have on their show. (18:03)
  • The 5 natural cannabinoids your body produces and why we have them. (20:34)
  • Will utilizing too much THC cause estrogenic and testosterone effects? (27:47)
  • The evolution of marijuana strains and how they have changed over the years. (29:14)
  • Why being strong can reduce all-cause mortality. (32:17)
  • Justin touches base on his rat infestation. (36:22)
  • Arachnophobia is real people! (40:28)
  • Mind Pump recommends The Righteous Gemstones on HBO. (42:08)
  • #Quah question #1 – What's the difference between grass-fed meat and wild game meat? (44:26)
  • #Quah question #2 – What's the point of chasing a pump? Does it promote more strength or muscle growth long-term? (56:12)
  • #Quah question #3 - What effect does consistent resistance training have on type 1 diabetics? (1:04:25)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are humans hardwired to be competitive? (1:08:43)

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Oct 25, 2019
1147: Eight Sure-Fire Ways to Build Strength
55:48

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss 8 ways to build strength in the gym.

  • Strength, the foundational physical pursuit. (2:05)
  • The eight most important factors when it comes to resistance training in order to build strength. (5:52)
    • #1 - The importance of establishing good form. (7:42)
    • #2 – Adding progressive resistance. (15:05)
    • #3 – Incorporating free weight exercises into your routine. (20:04)
    • #4 – The importance of incorporating the ‘Big 4”. (25:03)
    • #5 – Sticking to the basics. (31:45)
    • #6 – The value of tracking to avoid plateaus. (36:10)
    • #7 – To NOT train or lift to failure. (43:02)
    • #8 – You MUST phase your training. (50:42)

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Oct 24, 2019
1146: The Best Trap Building Exercises, Techniques to Break Through Lifting Plateaus, Favorite Gym Machines & MORE
01:12:39

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about their favorite machines, how to grow traps, exercises or techniques to overcome a plateau and increase the weight you’re able to lift, and one bad habit they are working on.

  • Mind Pump x Nutritional Coaching Institute have partnered up! The importance of effective communication and combating the poor information by ‘Insta’ coaches. (5:20)
  • Sal is down with the thickness! (12:52)
  • The guys recap their extended trip to Tahoe. The value of unplugging/scheduling time away to cultivate creativity and become more effective at what you do. (16:24)
  • The benefits of having a home gym and the freedom it provides you. (24:30)
  • What are Mind Pump’s go-to Halloween movies? (30:33)
  • The beginning of the end of the war on drugs: Chicago becomes the next city to decriminalize psychedelic plants. (34:40)
  • How taking creatine may fight cancer. (38:14)
  • What makes someone charismatic? (40:28)
  • #Quah question #1 – Despite you guys not loving machines, what is your favorite machine and why? (42:33)
  • #Quah question #2 - How do I grow my traps? (50:14)
  • #Quah question #3 – When you hit a plateau with your deadlift, what exercises or techniques can you implement to help overcome the plateau and increase the weight you’re able to lift? (55:32)
  • #Quah question #4 – What's one bad habit you are working on or would like to work on? And what’s one bad habit you are just not that concerned about? (1:03:17)

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Oct 23, 2019
1145: Ben Greenfield on Putting on Several Pounds of Muscle, Living a Long & High Quality Life, Ways to Slow Aging, Unschooling His Sons & MORE
01:21:31

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

  • Discussing a woman’s proper place in the home. (2:10)
  • Ben’s ultimate pesto recipe from plants in your backyard. (4:52)
  • Unschooling his sons: Free thinking, creating creative workers, identifying what you’re passionate about & MORE. (7:28) 
  •  The importance of being an example to your kids and creating an environment that allows them to cultivate creativity. (15:07) 
  • What challenges has he faced so far? (18:03)
  • Fostering resilience and his son's rite of passage. (20:03)
  • How has he incorporated plant medicine into his life? (23:12)
  • Open relationships: Their connection to plant medicines, his take & MORE. (26:07)
  • Why he believes everything was put on the planet for a purpose. (35:17)
  • How Ben got JACKED! (39:50)
  • The guys talk the Game Changers documentary, veganism vs carnivore, figuring out the right diet for you & MORE. (46:24)
  • The overlooked psychological elements of food. (57:00)
  • The proper balance of living a long & high quality of life and acknowledging one's mortality. (1:04:26)
  • What excites him most in the field of anti-aging? (1:08:00)
  • His six variables for mitochondria he addresses with everyone he works with. (1:14:37)
  • Has he ever had something go wrong with any of his bio hacks? (1:17:36)
  • Are his days as an endurance athlete numbered? (1:19:15)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interview Nir Eyal 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why the bicep flex is the universal “check out my muscle”? (2:35)
  • The anatomy of the bicep. (7:44)
  • Why the bicep curl is the easiest exercise to do. (12:20)
  • Ways to train your biceps to respond faster. (14:30)
  • Game-changing moments th