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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

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

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Love it!

By Superbrianj - Jun 01 2020
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Best all around Pod cast. Not only fitness, but life and and laughs. Please give this a chance. You’ll not regret it.

Favorite Fitness Podcast

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You know its my favorite time of the day whenever a new episode drops!

iTunes Ratings

5771 Ratings
Average Ratings
5410
129
82
54
96

Love it!

By Superbrianj - Jun 01 2020
Read more
Best all around Pod cast. Not only fitness, but life and and laughs. Please give this a chance. You’ll not regret it.

Favorite Fitness Podcast

By myFitnessPal32 - May 27 2020
Read more
You know its my favorite time of the day whenever a new episode drops!
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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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

Rank #1: 641: The Best Way to Lower Body Fat, Detrimental Effects of Holding Stretches, the Impact of Personal Trauma on Eating Disorders & MORE

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Kimera-Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Kimera Koffee (kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the detrimental effects of holding stretches for extended periods of time, the best way to lower body fat, if they could never work in fitness again, what would they do instead and the role personal trauma plays in disordered eating.

  • Mind Pump #1 Fitness Podcast in the world! (3:29)
  • Thrive Market/Organifi partnering ongoing (7:00)
  • Catrina “All Star” baker/cook (8:55)
  • Mind Pump staple Thanksgiving foods (11:22)
  • “Push-Present/Baby Showers/Gender Reveal Parties” WHY??!! (13:45)
  • Alt Radio – Elijah shout out! (17:55)
  • Quah question #1 – Are there any detrimental effects of holding stretches for extended periods of time? (20:20)
  • Quah question #2 – What is the best way to lower body fat? (32:52)
  • Quah question #3 – If all of you could never work in fitness, what would you do instead? (45:34)
  • Quah question #4 – What role do you think personal trauma plays in disordered eating? (55:15)
Related Links/Products Mentioned: People Mentioned:

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS Prime Pro, which shows you how to self assess and correct muscle recruitment patterns that cause pain and impede performance and gains. Get it at www.mindpumpmedia.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership 2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!) 3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

Get your Kimera Koffee at www.kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off!

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Nov 17 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: 995: The 3 Things You Must be Doing for Rapid Fat Loss

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

  • The importance of communication, keeping it simple, when explaining concepts to the masses. (1:21)
  • Step 1: Building the metabolism FIRST. (6:30)
  • Step 2: Understanding the law of thermodynamics. (22:51)
  • Step 3: Hitting your macronutrient targets and breaking down protein/fats & carbohydrates. (44:23)
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Mar 25 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #3: 921: The Gym Schedule That Maximizes Results, When to Change Up a Staple Exercise, How to Incorporate Cardio into a Strength Training Plan & MORE

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Organifi Quah! iTunes & Facebook Review Winners!

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

  • “Old guy trying to be cool…” Adam explains the tag on his shoes + the evolution of his collecting habit. (5:11)
  • What percentage of bodybuilders are gay? The subculture and urban legends of the bodybuilding world. (20:00)
  • Sal, Justin, and families see The Nutcracker + creating family traditions. (23:08)
  • The progression of the YouTube page + butting heads with the young lion. (34:35)
  • Following Up: The guys take new Everly Well tests to check current Omega/B Vitamin levels + the importance of becoming aware of your body & testing. (40:02)
  • Organifi + Vitamin Angels: Eliminating Malnutrition in Children. (45:16)
  • Scientists Are Working on a Pill That Lets You Eat Anything and Avoid Weight Gain. (51:41)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you had unlimited amounts of time to spend in the gym how would you train for maximum results? (57:35)
  • #Quah question #2 - How often should a specific exercise change? (1:08:07)
  • #Quah question #3 – What are good ways to incorporate cardio into a strength training plan that will not interfere with the strength adaptation? (1:18:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Do you have any plans to add a female voice to the podcast team? (1:25:55)
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Dec 12 2018

1hr 39mins

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Rank #4: 1300: Upgrade Your Brain With Jim Kwik

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In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak once again with renowned brain coach, Jim Kwik. Jim provides actionable advice on how to develop the right mindset to excel in these uncertain times.

  • How loneliness is an epidemic. (3:50)
  • Life is the seed between B and D. (6:17)
  • The ‘Limitless’ model for parents. (15:19)
  • The methodology surrounding the book. (19:53)
  • The four stages of the “hero's journey.” (23:26)
  • Small simple steps to WIN during these tough times. (25:33)
  • How to upgrade your capability and skills. (31:21)
  • Shifting your mindset from fear to opportunity. (40:20)
  • Practices to build your focus. (47:08)
  • Knowledge is what is and imagination is what could be. (54:20)
  • The ‘Limitless’ framework to build the ultimate human being. (59:26)
  • Jim Kwik Challenge. (1:16:54)

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Dandapani (@dandapanillc) on Instagram/Twitter

May 25 2020

1hr 19mins

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Rank #5: 1299: Compound Sets Vs. Supersets, the Benefits of Daily Pushups & Pullups, the Meaning of Soreness When Doing Mobility Work & More

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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effectiveness of supersets working the same muscle group vs. opposing muscle groups, the value of daily pushups and pull-ups, the meaning of soreness after doing mobility work, and recommendations for runners in terms of adding strength training to their routines.

  • Mind Pump Recommends, 1917. (4:19)
  • Mind Pump Debates, the mindset surrounding human privilege. (8:30)
  • The success and value of the MAPS Prime Webinar. (17:29)
  • An easy test to find out if you may have leaky gut syndrome. (19:52)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (23:40)
  • Sex and the microbiome. (25:17)
  • How eating mushrooms can lower the risk of prostate cancer. (27:14)
  • Weird Science with Sal. (30:00)
  • New technology surrounding CTE. (31:33)
  • Are you a “researcher?” (32:40)
  • How you grow up can have a pretty profound impact on a man’s testosterone levels. (35:50)
  • #Quah question #1 - Which supersets are more effective, same muscle group or opposing muscle groups? (42:38)
  • #Quah question #2 – What are your opinions on daily pushups and pull-ups? (48:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – Recently I did Adam’s mobility webinar. It was great; however, I experienced a lot of soreness in the following two days. Specifically, in my hips. Is that normal or did I do too much? (52:27)
  • #Quah question #4 – Any recommendations for runners in terms of adding strength training? (55:41)

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May 23 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: 785: Dr. Layne Norton on Taking Charge of Your Diet, Metabolism & Relationship with Food

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In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin talk with Dr. Layne Norton.

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

  • The guys discuss the MURPH workout and the meaning behind it. (4:08)
  • Are certain words discriminatory? Layne talks about his time in Australia. (6:45)
  • Is morality based on religion or not? The Monk Debates platform and its brilliance. (8:21)
  • Twitter beef?! Layne shares his love/hate relationship with Twitter and how he deals with trolls. (11:54)
  • Can processed foods be healthy? Low Carb Zealics and the missing psychological piece behind our relationship with food. (15:35)
  • Nutrition is a fingerprint: It is an individual variance. The confusion behind calories in vs. calories out and the science behind it. (21:00)
  • Why does your body become efficient with calories? The science behind Reverse Dieting, metabolic adaptation,  calorie restriction for longevity in health,  adipose tissue adaptations and why people spin their wheels when it comes to dieting. (26:10)
  • How to End Your Diet Better. Why you need to have a plan, how the brain has an impact on everything, stress triggers and specific foods he recommends. (58:53)
  • How he uses intuitive eating in his life and the mantra of “minimum effective dose.” (1:16:20)
  • What is the difference between hunger and cravings? Understanding our relationship with food and how too much of anything can be a bad thing. (1:23:00)
  • What is the hierarchy of importance when it comes to health? (1:30:00)
  • The Debate King: Dr. Layne Norton. The guys bring up the beef with Ben Greenfield and Joe Rogan and what causes him to stir the pot. (1:39:00)
  • Technology advancements and its impact on health. (1:46:35)
  • The importance of communication in a relationship and becoming more self-aware of your partner’s needs. (1:50:00)
  • The Avatar fallout and his current focus. (1:59:15)
  • Does he have any fears of commitment or moving too fast? He talks about the house he recently bought with his girlfriend and punching above his weight class. (2:04:40)
  • His current team, business model and plans for the future. (2:08:45)
  • “I rather you hate me for everything I am, rather than love me for something I’m not.” What are the best/worst traits he picked up from his parents? (2:15:45)
Featured Guest/People Mentioned: Related Links/Products Mentioned:

Get our newest program, MAPS HIIT, an expertly programmed and phased High Intensity Interval Training program designed to maximize fat burn and improve conditioning. Get it at www.mindpumpmedia.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership 2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!) 3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

You insure your car but do you insure YOU? If you don’t, and you are the primary breadwinner, you will likely leave your loved ones facing hardship and struggle if you die (harsh reality). Perhaps you think life insurance is expensive, but if you are fit and healthy, you can qualify for approved rates that are truly inexpensive and affordable. To find out if you qualify for the best rates in the industry, go get a quote at www.HealthIQ.com/mindpump

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get your Kimera Koffee at www.kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off!

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Jun 04 2018

2hr 25mins

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Rank #7: 637: Avoiding a Slow Metabolism, Why Bread is Demonized, Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder & MORE

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Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to change clients from being extrinsically motivated to intrinsically motivated with respect to diet and exercise, why bread is demonized and if it has a place on in a healthy diet, strategies to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder and preventing metabolism from slowing down when endurance training.

  • Laser “dicks” (5:00)
  • UFC 217 Recap (7:27)
  • You can learn from anybody (10:36)
  • Quah question #1 – How do you change clients from being extrinsically motivated to intrinsically motivated with respect to diet and exercise? (20:52)
  • ·Quah question #2 – Are there a lot of myths about bread? Why is it demonized? Is there a place for it in a healthy diet? (34:50)
    • Thrive Market – homemade bread mix (38:10)
  • Quah question #3 – Strategies to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder? (48:35)
  • Quah question #4 – Steps to take to prevent metabolism from slowing down when endurance training? (56:50)
Related Links/Products Mentioned:  People Mentioned:

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership 2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!) 3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

How can you go wrong with this offer? To take advantage of this offer go to www.thrivemarket.com/mindpump

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS Prime Pro, which shows you how to self assess and correct muscle recruitment patterns that cause pain and impede performance and gains. Get it at www.mindpumpmedia.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get your Kimera Koffee at www.kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off!

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Nov 11 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #8: 739: The Quickest Way to Lose Belly Fat, the Healthiest Way to Bulk, the Dangers of Body Acceptance While Ignoring Health & MORE

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Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the quickest way to lose belly fat, the healthiest way to bulk, thoughts on extreme body positive advocates who seem to encourage body acceptance with no regard to healthy habits and the steps someone can take to change a failing clubs numbers, staff attitude and future.

  • Should we give a shit about having cable?! The guys share their opinion and speculate where television is heading. (8:41)
  • Amazon’s stranglehold over the small guy. The guys answer the question whether companies like Amify will keep reaping the rewards, or if an unforeseen “cardboard ceiling” looms in their future. (14:54)
  • Scientists develop tiny tooth-mounted sensors that can track what you eat! Will trainers still be needed in the future? Listen to the boys share their thoughts. (23:04)
  • Nutritional Psychology: The new era of medicine is here. The future of mental health is going to be flipped on its head. (29:28)
  • There are some powerful, evil fucks out there. Can people be silenced these days? The guys share their thoughts on the latest Hollywood scandal with Corey Feldman. (39:33)
  • There is an app for just about everything. The guys speak on various apps from dog walkers to babysitter’s. Do you trust the people on them? Hear their thoughts. (46:12)
  • Dappling in a little bit of crazy. The signs you are with someone crazy. Are you drawn to people who patch your insecurities? The guys get deep, take notes. (50:00)
  • Quah question #1 – What is the quickest way to lose belly fat? (59:13)
  • Quah question #2 – What is the healthiest way to bulk? (1:19:30)
  • Quah question #3 –What are your thoughts on extreme body positive advocates who seem to encourage body acceptance with no regard to healthy habits? (1:31:28)
  • Quah question #4 - What steps can someone take to change failing clubs numbers, staff attitude and future? (1:42:35)
Related Links/Products Mentioned: People Mentioned:

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership 2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!) 3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

How can you go wrong with this offer? To take advantage of this offer go to www.thrivemarket.com/mindpump

You insure your car but do you insure YOU? If you don’t, and you are the primary breadwinner, you will likely leave your loved ones facing hardship and struggle if you die (harsh reality). Perhaps you think life insurance is expensive, but if you are fit and healthy, you can qualify for approved rates that are truly inexpensive and affordable. To find out if you qualify for the best rates in the industry, go get a quote at www.HealthIQ.com/mindpump

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS HIIT, an expertly programmed and phased High Intensity Interval Training program designed to maximize fat burn and improve conditioning. Get it at www.mindpumpmedia.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get your Kimera Koffee at www.kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off!

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Mar 31 2018

1hr 55mins

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Rank #9: 755: How Fat Comes Off the Body, Staying Fit & Healthy with a Newborn, the Truth About AspireAssist & MORE

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Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about getting workouts in, recovery, etc with a newborn, the AspireAssist bariatric procedure, if it is true you get bigger before you get smaller and if Mind Pump would ever go to Burning Man.

  • Helicopter parents. The guys share childhood stories of walking to/from school and any close calls they had. (5:40)
  • Even “Forbes” ranked CEOs are on Tinder. Would you swipe right for this person? (12:58)
  • Growing up in a generation with no remotes and WALL-E. Human beings natural tendency to make things easier and efficient. The guys share their thoughts and opinions on the ever growing technology. (18:47)
  • Infrared blankets for your pets? Adam shares his sleeping patterns since using an infrared sauna blanket and how he has been using it for his dogs. (25:34)
  • 3158 Dog obese and poop patrol
  • Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy. One step closer to legalizing marijuana based on recent FDA approval study. (36:46)
  • Get the benefits of cannabis without being in a state that isn’t legalized…Sal shares how he has been using Organifi turmeric for inflammation. (40:28)
  • The race to 5G. The guys speculate if Wi-Fi is the silver bullet that destroys us. (44:22)
  • How much is your microbiome influencing your thought process? The guys give their thoughts on a recent study on how exercise alters your gut microbiota composition. (51:27)
  • Mind Pump going on TOUR!! Taylor drops the information! (59:12)
  • Quah question #1 – How to get workouts in, recovery, etc. with a newborn? Advice for new parents? (1:04:39)
  • Quah question #2 – Thoughts on the AspireAssist bariatric procedure? (1:25:05)
  • Quah question #3 - Is true you get bigger before you get smaller? (1:35:00)
  • Quah question #4 – Would Mind Pump ever go to Burning Man? (1:48:00)
Related Links/Products Mentioned: People Mentioned:

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership 2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!) 3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

How can you go wrong with this offer? To take advantage of this offer go to www.thrivemarket.com/mindpump

You insure your car but do you insure YOU? If you don’t, and you are the primary breadwinner, you will likely leave your loved ones facing hardship and struggle if you die (harsh reality). Perhaps you think life insurance is expensive, but if you are fit and healthy, you can qualify for approved rates that are truly inexpensive and affordable. To find out if you qualify for the best rates in the industry, go get a quote at www.HealthIQ.com/mindpump

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS HIIT, an expertly programmed and phased High Intensity Interval Training program designed to maximize fat burn and improve conditioning. Get it at www.mindpumpmedia.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get your Kimera Koffee at www.kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off!

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Apr 23 2018

1hr 57mins

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Rank #10: 1045: Dr. Jolene Brighten- Beyond the Pill

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

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

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Jun 03 2019

1hr 49mins

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Rank #11: 840: How to Lose Fat

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In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin go into detail on how to lose fat.

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

  • What will Mind Pump look like when they get older? (2:29)
  • Who is winning so far? Update on the Mind Pump 6 Week Fitness Challenge. (8:25)
  • If someone was to lose, what would be the reason why? (13:30)
  • The difference between hunger vs. a craving and how to use it as motivation to switch your thought process. (15:54)
  • Is obesity a form of child abuse? (26:30)
  • How we identify with the food we eat. (30:00)
  • How to Lose Fat the RIGHT Way & Build up Your Metabolism. (31:10)
    • What are the best fat loss exercises? (42:25)
    • Why you should treat your weight training routine as a skill. (47:10)
People Mentioned: Related Links/Products Mentioned:

Get our newest program, MAPS Split, an expertly programmed and phased muscle building and sculpting program designed to get your body stage ready. This is an advanced program and is not recommended for beginners. Get it at www.mapssplit.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Also check out Thrive Marketwww.thrivemarket.com/mindpump! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership 2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!) 3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

You insure your car but do you insure YOU? If you don’t, and you are the primary breadwinner, you will likely leave your loved ones facing hardship and struggle if you die (harsh reality). Perhaps you think life insurance is expensive, but if you are fit and healthy, you can qualify for approved rates that are truly inexpensive and affordable. To find out if you qualify for the best rates in the industry, go get a quote at www.HealthIQ.com/mindpump

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get your Kimera Koffee at www.kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off!

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com/mindpump Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Aug 20 2018

56mins

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Rank #12: 1010: The Best Cardio to Burn Fat

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

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

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Apr 15 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #13: 639: Sleeping on Bed vs. Floor, Building Muscle as a Vegan, the Health at Every Size Movement & MORE

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Organifi Quah! iTunes Review Winners!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about sleeping on the floor vs sleeping in a bed, their response to the “health at every size” movement, how to determine whether to stay as a trainer or manage a big box gym and if it is possible to be vegan and have a bigger ass than Justin.

  • Adam’s Protein Organifi Peanut Butter Brownies (0:25)
    • 2 scoops Organifi Protein Powder
    • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
    • ½ cup melted peanut butter
    • 3 bananas (browner the better)
    • Optional: ¼ cup crushed walnuts at bottom of pan, or ¼ cup crushed walnuts in the mix
  • Catrina “tweaking” Organifi recipes / Holiday parties upcoming (4:31)
  • Adam’s “Super Woman” / Guys cooking for themselves (11:30)
  • Pajaro Dunes Retreat (14:07)
  • Quah question #1 – What are your thoughts on sleeping on the floor, than sleeping on the bed? (18:19)
  • Quah question #2 – How do you respond to the “Health at Any size Movement”? (26:02)
  • Quah question #3 – Should he stay a trainer or manage a big box gym? (36:59)
  • Quah question #4 – How is it possible to be vegan and have a bigger ass than Justin? (42:53)
Related Links/Products Mentioned: People Mentioned:

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership 2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!) 3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

How can you go wrong with this offer? To take advantage of this offer go to www.thrivemarket.com/mindpump

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS Prime Pro, which shows you how to self assess and correct muscle recruitment patterns that cause pain and impede performance and gains. Get it at www.mindpumpmedia.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get your Kimera Koffee at www.kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off!

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Nov 15 2017

50mins

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Rank #14: 903: The Best Time to Take Creatine, Ab Building Mistakes, Natural Ways to Increase Energy & MORE

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MAPS Quah!

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

  • Like a treasure hunt…The new Thrive Market Kits: Cold Brew, After School Snacks & MORE. (5:23)
  • Abandoning ship?? Greg Glassman Regrets Teaching Kipping Pull-Ups in CrossFit Workouts. The beginning of the end? The guys speculate on the future of the sport. (10:23)
  • How the competitive market/price wars can ruin a business. (18:50)
  • Will OrangeTheory be the detriment of CrossFit? (21:35)
  • The flaws of these fitness trends and group classes. How exercise needs to be individualized. (24:00)
  • The need to shift the culture to empower themselves and do the WORK! (34:40)
  • The devaluing of physical education in the school systems. (39:35)
  • Sal cooking himself like a rotisserie chicken in front of the Joovv light. (41:35)
  • New science and the benefits of taking creatine at a particular time. (43:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – Can you discuss partial reps and when to use them? (49:14)
  • #Quah question #2 – Should you change your workout based on how you feel that day? (1:01:00)
  • #Quah question #3 – Why do I feel hip flexor fatigue while doing ab exercises? (1:10:44)
  • #Quah question #4 – What are natural ways to increase energy to perform better? (1:20:43)
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Nov 16 2018

1hr 33mins

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Rank #15: 1027: 3 Steps to Speed Up Your Metabolism

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

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

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May 09 2019

58mins

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Rank #16: 648: How Caloric Surpluses & Deficits Affect Muscle Growth, Body Distortion & Eating Disorders Among Women & Men, Dream Podcast Guests & MORE

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Organifi Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Organifi (organifi.com, code "mindpump" for 20% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why women are typically more susceptible to body distortion and eating disorders and/or food relationship issues than men are, what is happening to your body when you aren’t eating in a surplus or a deficit and are going through MAPS Anabolic, the opportunities in the fitness plan market now that bodybuilding.com has made their previously free workout plans a monthly subscription service and their top 3 dream podcast guests.

  • Sal’s snafu affecting the rest of his chain / Justin’s many injuries (5:49)
  • Disciplining children and forging who/what they become (10:14)
  • Doug’s weekly gifts to the guys from Thrive Market (28:25)
  • Quah question #1 – Why do you think women are typically more susceptible to body distortion and eating disorders and/or food relationship issues than men are? (32:04)
  • Quah question #2 – If you aren’t eating in a surplus or deficit and going through MAPS Anabolic, what is happening to your body? (48:23)
  • Quah question #3 - What opportunities do you see in the fitness plan market now that bodybuilding.com has made their previously free workout plans a monthly subscription service? (57:44)
  • Quah question #4 – Top 3 dream podcast guests? (1:04:49)
    • Justin – George Lucas, Joe Rogan and Rob Dyrdek
    • Sal – Bryan Callen, Joe Rogan and Donald Trump
    • Adam - Rob Dyrdek, Tony Robbins and Jeff Bezos/Elon Musk
Related Links/Products Mentioned: People Mentioned:

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership 2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!) 3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

How can you go wrong with this offer? To take advantage of this offer go to www.thrivemarket.com/mindpump

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS Prime Pro, which shows you how to self assess and correct muscle recruitment patterns that cause pain and impede performance and gains. Get it at www.mindpumpmedia.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get your Kimera Koffee at www.kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off!

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Nov 25 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: 688: The Benefits of Bodyweight Training, Eating Keto-ish, Bolstering a Weak Immune System & MORE

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Kimera-Quah!

In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Kimera Koffee (kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what a day of eating keto-ish looks like, their thoughts on 4 weeks of bodyweight only training, what is needed or lacking in the fitness industry and how to improve a weak immune system while building muscle mass.

  • Your Facebook feed is changing. Find out the recent change to their algorithm and the guys opinions on it. (4:19)
  • Twitter spying on us? Find out the guys opinions if they are crossing a line and the privacy debate. (7:58)
  • Should we fear the government? Sal talks politics and due process. (16:00)
  • #ThrowBackThursday – Everyone has a dark side. The guys talk porn industry and various other topics. (27:20)
  • Sals whipped cream dessert with Cacao Bliss! Come listen to get the recipe. (30:40)
  • Are there benefits of switching up your macros? The guys give their thoughts and opinions after going through their recent 72 hour fast. (33:30)
  • Quah question #1 - What does a day of eating keto-ish look like for each of you? (46:02)
  • Quah question #2 – What are their thoughts on 4 weeks of bodyweight only training? (55:48)
  • Quah question #3 - What is most needed or lacking in the fitness industry? (1:05:44)
  • Quah question #4 - How can you improve a weak immune system while building muscle mass? (1:16:54)
Links/Products Mentioned: People Mentioned:

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS Prime Pro, which shows you how to self assess and correct muscle recruitment patterns that cause pain and impede performance and gains. Get it at www.mindpumpmedia.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Also check out Thrive Market! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership 2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!) 3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

You insure your car but do you insure YOU? If you don’t, and you are the primary breadwinner, you will likely leave your loved ones facing hardship and struggle if you die (harsh reality). Perhaps you think life insurance is expensive, but if you are fit and healthy, you can qualify for approved rates that are truly inexpensive and affordable. To find out if you qualify for the best rates in the industry, go get a quote at www.HealthIQ.com/mindpump

Get your Kimera Koffee at www.kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off!

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Jan 19 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #18: 865: Stan Efferding- The World's Strongest Bodybuilder

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In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with the world's strongest bodybuilder and very successful fitness entrepreneur, Stan Efferding. Stan has appeared on Shark Tank and is the creator of the Vertical Diet. He now offers meals that support the Vertical Diet that are delivered to your door. To order Stan's meals go to mindpumpmedia.com/vertical

  • The importance of a checklist and repetitive behavior to succeed. (6:03)
  • When did he realize he had the potential for the strength for bodybuilding? (11:42)
  • What were the paradigm shattering moments he had in the gym? (13:07)
  • How big of a role do genetics play in getting JACKED?! (14:40)
  • When did bodybuilding become a moneymaker for him? (17:01)
  • Has his training methodology and attitude changed since first getting in the game? (19:04)
  • The ingredients/methods behind the infamous Monster Mash. (30:00)
  • The significance of the gut (microbiome) and treating it with respect. (33:24)
  • The science behind sodium/water intake when it comes to contest prep. (39:50)
  • His thoughts/reactions to Phil Heath’s showing at the recent Mr. Olympia. (44:37)
  • Wisdom vs. experience. What are the most common mistakes he sees competitors make? (46:35)
  • Making health priority #1. How rare is he in his space? (1:00:03)
  • Why you cannot compensate sleep, diet, nutrients for a pill. (1:10:50)
  • What does he have to take now to manage his hormone levels? (1:16:29)
  • Have the trends changed in programming then vs. now? The importance of tackling the big rocks first (EAT, SLEEP and TRAIN). (1:17:40)
  • What has he learned about himself and business through his experience? (1:23:56)
  • Why meal prepping and planning is the #1 predictor of success.  (1:29:50)
  • Financially what product is the most successful and which pose the biggest challenge? (1:33:20)
  • His take on the evolution of social media and how it has affected his business. (1:36:03)
  • Why all diets work when they are inherently followed. (1:42:07)
  • Why did he wait to become a father? (1:47:00)
  • “The power of broke” mindset and always giving more than he gets. (1:49:19)
  • How anything you give for free has no perceived value. (1:51:57)
  • What does he do to break his “checklist” style of living? (1:54:00)
  • What is the proudest moment he has had in his career? (1:57:15)
  • How has his relationship with his mom impacted him as an adult? (2:02:54)
  • When you change the “why” you look at things, and the things you look at change. (2:07:48)
  • Stan’s Tip of the Day. (2:11:40)
Featured Guest/People Mentioned: Links/Products Mentioned:

Would you like to be coached by Sal, Adam & Justin? You can get 30 days of virtual coaching from them for FREE at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Get our newest program, MAPS Strong, an expertly programmed and phased strongman inspired training program designed in collaboration with World’s Strongest Man competitor Robert Oberst to trigger new muscle building adaptations and get you STRONG. Get it at www.mapsstrong.com!

Get MAPS Prime, MAPS Anywhere, MAPS Anabolic, MAPS Performance, MAPS Aesthetic, the Butt Builder Blueprint, the Sexy Athlete Mod AND KB4A (The MAPS Super Bundle) packaged together at a substantial DISCOUNT at www.mindpumpmedia.com.

Make EVERY workout better with MAPS Prime, the only pre-workout you need… it is now available at mindpumpmedia.com

Also check out Thrive Marketwww.thrivemarket.com/mindpump! Thrive Market makes purchasing organic, non-GMO affordable. With prices up to 50% off retail, Thrive Market blows away most conventional, non-organic foods. PLUS, they offer a NO RISK way to get started which includes:

1. One FREE month’s membership 2. $20 Off your first three purchases of $49 or more (That’s $60 off total!) 3. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

You insure your car but do you insure YOU? If you don’t, and you are the primary breadwinner, you will likely leave your loved ones facing hardship and struggle if you die (harsh reality). Perhaps you think life insurance is expensive, but if you are fit and healthy, you can qualify for approved rates that are truly inexpensive and affordable. To find out if you qualify for the best rates in the industry, go get a quote at www.HealthIQ.com/mindpump

Have Sal, Adam & Justin personally train you via video instruction on our YouTube channel, Mind Pump TV. Be sure to Subscribe for updates.

Get Organifi, certified organic greens, protein, probiotics, etc at www.organifi.com/mindpump Use the code “mindpump” for 20% off.

Go to foursigmatic.com/mindpump and use the discount code “mindpump” for 15% off of your first order of health & energy boosting mushroom products.

Add to the incredible brain enhancing effect of Kimera Koffee with www.brain.fm/mindpump 10 Free sessions! Music for the brain for incredible focus, sleep and naps! Also includes 20% if you purchase!

Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Each week our favorite reviewers are announced on the show and sent Mind Pump T-shirts!

Have questions for Mind Pump? Each Monday on Instagram (@mindpumpmedia) look for the QUAH post and input your question there. (Sal, Adam & Justin will answer as many questions as they can)

Sep 24 2018

2hr 13mins

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Rank #19: 827: Bishop Barron- Using YouTube & Social Media to Demystify Christianity & God

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In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Bishop Barron at the Santa Barbara Mission in Santa Barbara, California.

Bishop Barron, a bishop in the Catholic Church, has embraced "new media" and is gaining popularity on YouTube for his accessible and clear discussions on the Bible, Catholicism and God. Whether you are a Christian or not, believe in God or not, you will find this episode fascinating as Bishop Barron demystifies what is often presented in a dogmatic and inaccessible way.

You can learn more about Bishop Barron by going to:

Bishop Robert Barron on YouTube, @bishopbarron on Instagram & Twitter, @bishoprobertbarron on Facebook

Website | wordonfire.org

  • How did he get into new media to evangelize the Catholic Church? (7:39)
  • Why does he feel there is so much push back with new media and the Church? (14:03)
  • Senseless suffering and the misuse of freedom. If God exists and is so loving, why is there so much bad and evil in the world? (17:42)
  • Why free will? (26:21)
  • The mystery of evil. Why people dismiss signs and free will. (30:00)
  • Is it possible to have a Utopian world? How the mass is the Utopia. (32:10)
  • Are we in a spiritual crisis right now? How the only thing worse than getting what you want, is NOT getting what you want. (34:11)
  • How do you know what parts of the Bible to literalize and parts to not? (39:44)
  • What point did they select the gospels within the Bible? Finding the text to best reflect your faith. (44:09)
  • How do we reconcile the differences between the Old Testament and New Testament? (46:29)
  • What would God say about the “Gender Neutrality Movement”? (50:31)
  • What is God? (52:22)
  • When did the separation happen between Science and The Church? Why he is a sworn opponent of “Scientism.”(56:35)
  • How do you defend morality as an objective form of thinking? His thoughts on the coined term “Christian Atheists.” (1:03:50)
  • How would he argue Christianity as the end all be all religion? Why there are elements of truth in all religions. (1:07:56)
  • Can someone have a GOOD relationship with God and NOT practice in it? (1:13:17)
  • How does he feel about the resurgence of psychedelics? Why you should be cautious of unearned wisdom. (1:14:47)
  • His thoughts on open relationships? (1:19:10)
  • Why can’t priests get married? The spiritual value of celibacy. (1:20:14)
  • The deep unfairness of Christianity. Why do people pick on it more than other religions? (1:25:56)
  • What are the biggest challenges facing The Church in the future? (1:29:20)
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Aug 02 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #20: 910: Paul Chek

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Ep: 910 Paul Chek 

  • Does he feel he has to censor himself more today than 15 years ago? (5:13)
  • Why are women so sensitive to caffeine? (11:00)
  • The importance of breastfeeding. (13:06)
  • The difference between a woman with PMS and an alligator. How context matters. (15:22)
  • The methods he used to wean off caffeine. (17:58)
  • The science and phenomenon behind putting oils and fats in coffee. (22:00)
  • How adaptogens spare cortisol. (28:26)
  • The detrimental consequences of EMFs, low-level stress throughout the day & MORE. (35:13)
  • What are the first things he looks at when someone comes to him? (49:33)
  • How does he start the healing process with someone who is in a wheelchair or paralyzed? (53:26)
  • The fascinating story of Danny Way and how Paul rehabbed him. (1:01:33)
  • How has the reception been since getting into the podcast world? (1:05:28)
  • Has he identified what attracts more students to his courses? (1:10:06)
  • The quest to understand the meaning of life. (1:11:03)
  • What is his take on the Bible? (1:21:01)
  • Scientific materialism/atheism and the danger of people who believe in the opposite direction. (1:30:35)
  • The idea of morals vs. ethics. Level of resources, doing good for humanity, level of hierarchy & MORE. (1:40:30)
  • Special Thrive Market Cyber Monday Commercial. (1:51:00-1:52:00)
  • How God is the greatest actor and we are just playing in his game. (2:05:43)
  • How you are what you eat. (2:13:55)
  • What made him decide to start podcasting? (2:15:28)
  • The root meaning of the word “weird.” (2:24:10)
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Nov 26 2018

2hr 28mins

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1335: How to Clean Bulk

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

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

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Stan "Rhino" Efferding (@stanefferding)  Instagram

Jul 13 2020

57mins

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1334: How to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat, the Best Use of Fitness Trackers, Eating for Your Blood Type & More

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

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

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Jul 11 2020

1hr 18mins

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

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

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

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Jul 10 2020

1hr 10mins

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1332: Should Women Eat & Train Differently Than Men for Fat Loss & Muscle Building?

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

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

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Jul 09 2020

49mins

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

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

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

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Jul 08 2020

1hr 21mins

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1330: Unconventional Training for Fat Loss and Muscle Gain

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

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

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Jul 06 2020

34mins

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

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

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

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Jul 04 2020

1hr 6mins

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1328: The Best Way to Build the Mid Back, Tips to Improve Grip Strength, How Often to Change Exercises & More

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

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

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Jul 03 2020

1hr 14mins

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1327: Five Mindset Techniques for Fitness Success

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

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

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Jul 02 2020

45mins

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

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

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

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Jul 01 2020

1hr 13mins

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1325: The Perfect Plan to Get Into the Ultimate Shape

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

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

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Jun 29 2020

53mins

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

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

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

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Jun 27 2020

1hr 12mins

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

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

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

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Jun 26 2020

1hr 8mins

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1322: What’s Your Real Muscle Building Potential? (And how to get there...)

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

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

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Jun 25 2020

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

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

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

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Jun 24 2020

1hr 18mins

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1320: How to Eat to Build Muscle & Burn Fat

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

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

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Jun 22 2020

52mins

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

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

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

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Jun 20 2020

1hr 13mins

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

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

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

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Jun 19 2020

1hr 17mins

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1317: The 8 Best Butt Building Exercises You Are Not Doing

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

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

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Jun 18 2020

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

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

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

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Jun 17 2020

1hr 7mins

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