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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 fitne ...
 
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the Mind Pump stance on two-a-days, mitigating digestive system issues when bulking, the best way to approach training obese clients, and building a healthy metabolism with only bodyweight exercises and no access to gym equipment. YouTube comments can be harsh. (3:…
 
In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the lesser known benefits of resistance training. The top attributes we connect with lifting weight too. (1:47) It’s about the journey, not the destination. (2:58) The Hidden Benefits of Lifting Weights. (4:32) #1 – Increases Androgen Receptor Density. (7:24) #2 – Balances out your hormones. (10:42) #3 – Boo…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about building muscle strength and muscle endurance at the same time, exercises to increase rotational power, whether lack of scapular retraction can prevent you from squatting deep, and how to get clients to express how the workout is affecting them. Mind Pump addresses…
 
In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover seven pieces of fitness advice that good but not for the reason most people believe. Why some of the things that come out of the fitness industry are based on RESULTS. (1:21) Seven pieces of bad fitness advice that are actually good, but not for the reasons most people believe. #1 – If you want to get lean, …
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom. Is any attention better than no attention? (4:32) Is Adam the inventor of a new diet? (20:22) Mind Pump’s drinking strategies. (23:37) What’s in Sal’s post-workout shake? (26:43) Why is politics in everything?! (28:53) Justin’s brother’s unusual party tric…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the whether the muscle squeeze or the stretch is more important for hypertrophy, the benefit of doing pull-ups everyday to increase proficiency, when “muscle finishers” should be used and how much daily cardio is enough. Adam divulges his new diet. (3:08) How Mind …
 
In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how bodybuilders have helped and hurt the perception of lifting weights. How movies play a HUGE role in our culture. (2:27) The origins of weightlifting. (5:11) Busting the myth that lifting weights makes you muscle-bound. (8:53) Is the stigma warranted? (11:00) How the 70s and 80s only pushed the poor per…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether it is better to have a mediocre workout or rest and train the next day when tired, the best at-home stability exercises to increase the big 3 or 5, calorie cycling as an effective strategy for fat loss, and the truth about earthing or grounding. Mind Pump R…
 
In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover four natural ways to improve libido. Why your libido is a key indicator of good health. (1:35) The evolutionary argument surrounding stress and how it affects the body. (2:52) How to Boost Your Sex Drive in 4 Natural Ways. #1 – Improve your diet and identify nutrient deficiencies. (6:05) #2 – Re-frame your m…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom. “They don’t even know” shirts are out! (3:40) Why Sal is a little moody. (7:11) Scary statistics on asset inflation, the real estate market, voluntary savings, and more from Peter Linneman. (12:44) Would you cryogenically freeze your body? (26:58) The amaz…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to build the peak of the bicep, whether thermogenic fat burners actually do anything, the value of battle ropes, and when to implement them in your workout, and whether spinal flexion exercises like crunches are dangerous for the back. Are comments on …
 
In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why following a meal plan can result in long-term weight loss failure. Making the case that meal plans may be making you fat. (1:47) Mind Pump Reminisces: The silliness of the old Apex meals at 24 Hour Fitness. (3:30) The attractiveness of meal plans. (5:33) Defending the potential value of meal plans. (8:…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about dealing with stress that is causing hormonal imbalances, how to handle your mindset after coming back from an injury, ways to improve grip strength, and final thoughts on the range of motion debate. Oli Pop’s connection to Dum Dum lollipops. (5:29) The potential op…
 
In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin weigh in on the longstanding squat depth debate. Why a greater range of motion, that you are connected to, is better for overall muscle growth. (1:50) Making the case when shorter ranges of motion or more beneficial. (8:10) The difference between being a personal trainer versus a coach. (10:36) Why national certif…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions from five listeners via Zoom. Justin caught flexing. (4:18) Mind Pump’s latest obsession, the ‘Viking Press’. (7:15) Which states have the highest/lowest IQ? (10:44) Education versus experience/starting a career. (13:51) The Public Goods mission of bringing safe/environm…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether lifting to failure taxes the Central Nervous System like lifting heavy, exercises to help with knee pain, whether CBD is a positive “post workout,” and the truth about Gummy Bears as a post workout snack. Mind Pump further expands on their past podcast posi…
 
In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin break down six things you can do to build more strength. The transformation Adam experienced focusing on strength and the mistakes made only training for aesthetics. (1:50) The beauty of strength. (7:34) Don’t fall victim to subpar programming. (10:18) 6 Ways to Become the Strongest Guy (or Gal) in Your Local Gym.…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about bulking without gaining extra fat tissue, whether there is evidence to suggest that eating more meals more frequently throughout the day is better for weight loss, the pluses and minuses of F45 training, and percentage based vs. RPE based training styles. Why does …
 
In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why traditional warm-ups are an inferior way to prepare for a workout and what you should do instead. How the guys were sold on the 10-minute warm-up as young personal trainers. (1:41) The moment the guy's minds were blown on what a warm-up ACTUALLY does. (5:13) Why you don’t hurt yourself from a movement …
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom. Adam’s justified moodiness. (4:09) What’s in Sal’s post-workout shake? (12:34) Pasture eggs versus conventional farm eggs. (13:50) Are you willing to take the ‘Burger Den’ challenge? (15:06) The common chemical that may be causing an explosion of Parkinson…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the after-burn effect of EPOC, how much cardio is enough for a healthy heart and lungs, whether working out barefoot is a good idea, and what to do to hit caloric and macro when not hungry. Which Mind Pump host has had the most injuries? (3:22) A very happy Mind Pu…
 
In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the origins, challenges and solutions of the obesity epidemic. Interesting statistics that highlight the obesity epidemic. (2:11) The clinical definition of obesity. (3:00) Why fix the obesity epidemic? (5:38) The importance of having an honest conversation. (8:35) How being obese affects your mental health.…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about spending less time lifting weights in order to get steps in when time is tight, whether counting weekly calories is just as effective as tracking daily caloric intake, how to stay detached from body image when training for aesthetics, and strategies to create effic…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with UFC Gym CEO Adam Sedlack about the state of the gym industry and unintended consequences of gym closures. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. (2:06) The evil “O” word and elephant in the room. (3:40) The two contributing factors to the obesity epidemic. (6:28) Just become aware! (8:50) Scientifi…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom. Homeless entrepreneurs. (3:11) Fun Facts with Justin: Where the song title “Smells Like Teen Spirit” comes from? (6:15) Will a banana peel make a car spin out in real life? (11:01) The downsides of fame. (13:52) Mind Pump Debates: Superhero versus Monster …
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the difference between strength gains and muscle gains, how people who already have a lot of muscle can lose body fat without tracking calories, SARMS, and good guidelines for someone who wants to compete in a fitness show. The various methods the guys use to avoid…
 
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