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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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 @mindpumpmedia, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and at mindpumppodcast.com. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at mapsfitnessproducts.com
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Now displaying: February, 2024
Feb 29, 2024
  • The art of being able to negotiate and build relationships. (1:29)

  • Where did the skill of being a chameleon come from? (5:45)

  • The delicate science of balancing femineity and masculinity at the same time. (7:15)

  • Why she is immune to rejection. (16:12)

  • How people overvalue the importance of looks. (22:24)

  • Celebrating the first anniversary of Bigger, Better, Bolder. (27:33)

  • How she made the podcast happen with the Son of Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef. (29:25)

  • The constitution her husband has. (43:47)

  • Shifting the dynamics in the relationship. (44:48)

  • What podcast guests surprised her? (51:00)

  • Going off on internet marketers and masterminds. (55:29)

  • Her 10% target method for success. (1:00:28)

  • What makes her anxious? (1:05:01)

  • Shining a light on good friends in the space. (1:09:20)

  • Transactional vs. genuine relationships. (1:13:57)

  • Why people are not having relationships anymore. (1:19:50)

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Feb 28, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Making things easier doesn’t always make them better. (2:33)

  • Embracing being wrong. (11:28)

  • Writing a note to your 20-year-old self. (15:45)

  • How probiotics can help the CNS. (26:17)

  • What’s on your heart? (27:40)

  • Weird Science with Sal: Blind Sight. (29:23)

  • Wild abilities and how our brains compensate. (33:48)

  • Do the guys have ‘hardcore’ fans? (39:12)

  • Protein propaganda wars. (43:01)

  • The tides are changing when it comes to exercise and depression. (50:20)

  • Shout out to Mind Pump x Pre-Script L1 Live Event! (54:57)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Can a change in workouts contribute to poor sleep? (56:39)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How should I adapt my workouts when in a cut? (1:07:12)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Am I overdoing my workout? (1:20:19)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - Can lifting and high-intensity cardio complement each other? (1:32:04)

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  • Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com

  • Visit Seed for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code 25MINDPUMP at checkout for 25% off your first month’s supply of Seed’s DS-01® Daily Synbiotic**

  • Special Launch: MAPS Performance Advanced ** Promo code PALAUNCH at checkout for $80 off (Bonuses: Grip Strength Reference Guide + Eat for Performance + 30 Day Money Back Guarantee) ** Ends March 3rd, 2024

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Feb 26, 2024
  • Introducing MAPS Performance Advanced! (1:21)

  • Why looking good does NOT mean or guarantee you can move well. (2:45)

  • The attributes of training like an athlete are unique to the average person going to the gym lifting to lose body fat. (4:03)

    • #1 – Grip strength. (4:26)

    • #2 – Multi-directional performance. (8:22)

    • #3 – Move fast. (13:50)

    • #4 – Ability to decelerate. (17:22)

    • #5 – Ability to rotate/anti-rotate. (19:32)

  • Breaking down the programming and phasing that is unique to this program. (23:27)

  • Special launch price and bonuses! (38:42)

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James Smith (@smittydiesel) Instagram

Feb 24, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: When you do a strength training exercise or lift weights, there are TWO general approaches: PERFECT the movement and FEEL the muscle. (1:52)

  • Aging like fine wine. (12:07)

  • The stuff that men do to get attention from women that only attracts other men. (15:33)

  • When you anticipate an altercation. (17:51)

  • Proud dad moments. (21:44)

  • Trump enters the shoe game. (23:10)

  • The dangers of adopting a social ESG score. (26:02)

  • When your mom’s on OnlyFans. (35:23)

  • The negative effects of pornography. (40:00)

  • Scrolling generation. (44:06)

  • Caldera cares about what their products contain. (45:56)

  • At what point are these dating shows exploitative? (49:37)

  • Legion’s product update, Lunar with GABA. (54:59)

  • Shout out to Faded Barbershop in Morgan Hill! (57:34)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Is not eating before working out causing me to not gain the muscle I want? (58:55)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - What does soreness mean? (1:11:05)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What MAPS program would you recommend for a traveling stay-at-home dad? (1:21:49)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What program should I follow next to achieve my goal of hitting the 500 lbs. club? (1:31:04)

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Feb 23, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page. 

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: You are only as strong as your weakest link. (1:51)

  • Sleeping is the MOST anabolic thing you can do. (9:24)

  • Kids say the darndest things. (21:45)

  • Trivia with Adam: How many Starbucks and churches are in the U.S.? (23:37)

  • How many crimes are prevented by civilians with guns? (27:33)

  • Justice against car thieves. (31:03)

  • We are that much closer to Minority Report. (32:34)

  • How many days does it take to turn a behavior into a habit? (36:16)

  • What skills are we going to lose because of technology? (41:06)

  • The first luxury submarine. (49:58)

  • No matter how old you are, your body will build muscle and strength. (52:19)

  • The best stimulant-based pre-workout. (55:55)

  • Shout out to the Mind Pump Private Forum! (56:43)

  • #Quah question #1 - What are supersets, and how do you effectively program them? (58:01)

  • #Quah question #2 - Why do I feel it in my hip flexors when I plank? How can I correct my form? (1:01:09)

  • #Quah question #3 - Have you ever had to fire a client because they didn't want to listen to your advice or do what you were telling them to do? (1:04:54)

  • #Quah question #4 - I am looking to get my 11-year-old son started on weightlifting. He is an active athlete involved in football, soccer, wrestling, and lacrosse. What are the basic moves I should get him started with? At what point should I introduce him to a MAPS program? (1:11:45)

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  • Visit Eight Sleep for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump Listeners! ** Get $200 off plus free shipping on the Pod Cover by Eight Sleep. Stay cool this summer with Eight Sleep, now shipping within the USA, Canada, the UK, select countries in the EU, and Australia! **

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Feb 22, 2024
  • Why there is more to sports than just contributing to physical health. (1:36)

  • The importance of physical play for human beings. (4:59)

  • The skill of knowing how to win and lose. (8:45)

  • The value of learning when to lead and follow. (11:25)

  • The nervous system needs stimulus! (15:38)

  • The benefits of putting your child in multiple sports. (16:43)

  • 5 Best Sports to Put Your Kids In.

  • #1 - Swimming (before they can walk they can swim). (19:31)

  • #2 - Gymnastics (for overall physical and motor development). (22:20)

  • #3 - Wrestling (to build grit and toughness). (25:34)

  • #4 - Track and field (we are made to run). (28:45)

  • #5 - Soccer, basketball, or football (teamwork, eye-foot coordination). (31:49)

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Chad Wesley Smith (@chadwesleysmith) Instagram

Feb 21, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Getting stronger often makes you MORE resilient to injury. There is a proper BALANCE that needs to be maintained. (2:36)

  • How it goes to show how much blood pressure issues are due to physiological poor health. (14:50)

  • Finding opportunities to peer into your child's world. (18:40)

  • The propaganda wars against Semaglutide. (27:28)

  • The value in cycling the Brain Blend from Ned. (33:45)

  • How dumb cannabis laws are. (36:14)

  • The best band from the ‘90s. (44:12)

  • Mind Pump’s favorite zombie movies. (45:38)

  • Mind Pump Recommends: Lover, Stalker, Killer on Netflix. (48:17)

  • If you eat a lot of red meat the quality makes a difference! (50:05)

  • When you see your traits in your kids. (52:41)

  • Shout out to the Mind Pump x Pre-Script L1 Live Event! (58:03)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - Any advice on starting TRT and using it as a life-long solution to improve my hormone levels? (1:00:15)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How do I know if my muscles are adapting or just recovering? (1:10:53)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - I know you guys get frustrated when the “science crowd” knocks reverse dieting, so I’m curious what you’d advise people when it doesn’t seem to be working. Are there limits to reverse dieting? (1:20:55)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How do I adjust my workouts and/or diet to burst through a plateau? How realistic is it to see a genetically lean/skinny guy see significant growth in strength? (1:37:13)

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  • Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com

  • Visit NED for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! ** Code MINDPUMP at checkout for 15% off **

  • Visit Butcher Box for this month’s exclusive Mind Pump offer! ** New users will receive their choice of 2 lbs. of Ground Beef, 3 lbs. of Chicken Thighs, or 1 lb. of premium Steak Tips for a Year! + Use code MINDPUMP and get $20 off your first box! **

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Feb 19, 2024
  • What is happening on a hormonal level that makes these avatars believe this is healthy? (4:15)

  • Defining overtraining. (7:30)

  • Clear signs you may be overtraining. (8:59)

  • The 8 People Most Likely to Overtrain

  • #1 - Competitors. (12:32) 

  • #2 - Type-A people. (16:52)

  • #3 - People who use exercise as a drug. (21:23) 

  • #4 - Post-partum moms. (24:26)

  • #5 - Just divorced. (27:52) 

  • #6 - Ex-high level athletes. (29:47)

  • #7 - New Year’s resolution people. (35:31)

  • #8 - Fitness professionals. (37:30)

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Feb 17, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the most distinctive features of strength training is REST PERIODS. Without them, you are just doing cardio with weights. (1:33)

  • Recapping Super Bowl weekend. (8:14)

  • Sal supplement problem. (15:15)

  • Having a moment when your life flashes before your eyes. (16:45)

  • Mind Pump pranks. (19:58)

  • Sal’s emotional last official Father/Daughter dance. (25:37)

  • Sex by the numbers. (31:31)

  • Influencer’s disrespect of pro fighters. (33:28)

  • Sketchy mountain drive. (40:45)

  • Kids and the cold. (44:09)

  • Growth spurts and getting sick phase. (48:05)

  • How the Apple Vision Pro will change society. (51:07)

  • Shout out to the Arnold Classic! Come meet the guys at Pros Gym on March 1st! (1:01:51)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - I know there is a wide variety of markets and variations within those markets, but is there a "rule of thumb" when it comes to billing for training? (1:03:10)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Can a gym truly make that big of a difference or is my mind playing tricks on me? (1:20:54)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - I want to know how to self-monitor doing a reverse diet. Is there an ideal rate of weight regain? (1:29:30)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - How do you get good quality sleep if you work a job where your shift could change, especially if you work an overnight shift? (1:42:43)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

  • Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com

  • Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! ** Code MINDPUMP for 20% off **

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Feb 16, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram 

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Want to get your gains moving forward? Change the tempo of your reps! (1:51)

  • Is there an adaptation process that happens with your diet? (14:17)

  • Justin’s love of peanut butter. (20:34)

  • Mind Pump’s viral peanut butter moment. (23:34)

  • Daily mobility hacks. (24:30)

  • Busy saving lives. (27:43)

  • New sponsor alert! A Mind Pump favorite, Brain.fm! (30:40)

  • Come see Mind Pump at Pros Gym in Columbus, OH! (35:21)

  • Human psychology and the endless potential of technology. (38:27)

  • Joovv x San Francisco 49ers. (49:51)

  • Shout out to the Mind Pump x Pre-Script L1 Live Event! (53:00)

  • #Quah question #1 - Other than serious athletes, shouldn’t 95% of training be unilateral, so we can fix muscle imbalances and then avoid them in the future? (55:13)

  • #Quah question #2 - Are two days of full body training enough to still see results if you feel burnt out? (58:33)

  • #Quah question #3 - What do you recommend for rotator cuff pain? Mobility? Rest? Strengthening other areas to support? (1:00:34)

  • #Quah question #4 - How do exercise and strength training improve brain function? I have a client recovering from meningitis and gets exhausted from focusing on movements and balance. I know it’s good for brain health, but I am not sure about the science behind it. (1:04:12)

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Feb 15, 2024
  • What does the Minerals & Metals test cover? (1:59)

  • The correlation between high levels of certain heavy metals and autism. (4:03)

  • The common offenders when it comes to heavy metals in your body. (6:59)

  • How is this increasing? (10:17)

  • How to avoid passing on heavy metals to your baby. (12:51)

  • Why do you look at the hair for heavy metals? (17:16)

  • What are the symptoms that someone would feel with higher levels of heavy metals? (22:45)

  • Revealing the guy’s Minerals & Metals test results and comparing them to their test two years ago. (24:50)

  • Adam. (27:01)

  • Doug. (36:58)

  • Justin. (45:58)

  • Sal. (51:43)

  • The two heavy hitters that can remove heavy metals. (54:28)

  • What would a client feel by removing heavy metals? (55:26)

  • How to get this test to take yourself! (58:11)

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Feb 14, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you want to improve your cognitive function, GET STRONGER! (2:23)

  • How we confuse knowledge with brain power. (12:27)

  • Conspiracy Corner with Mind Pump: Operation Popeye. (25:37)

  • Speculating on what crazy things may happen leading up to the Presidential election. (28:45)

  • Gorilla strong! (36:17)

  • The benefits of GHK-cu. (40:09)

  • Fun Forgotten Supplements with Sal: Methylene blue. (42:59)

  • Ranking the guy’s healthiest and unhealthiest fitness friends in the space. (47:10)

  • Get NCI’s Coaches Toolkit for FREE! (53:52)

  • Shout out to Slow Horses on Apple+. (55:52)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - If I want to keep with my cold exposure, when would be the best time to implement it? (57:25)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any tips on strengthening the lower motion of my bench press? (1:10:55)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Everyone keeps telling me I should do cardio and even the Dexa AI advised that I start cutting before I start bulking. Am I doing something wrong? Should I incorporate some cardio? Also, I gained 20 lbs on the scale, is this normal? (1:19:07)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - I’m a speech therapist wanting to expand my practice to include fitness. If I pursue this, would you recommend doing an adaptive personal training certification or something somewhere like NASM? (1:33:12)

Related Links/Products Mentioned

  • Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com

  • Visit Entera Skincare for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! ** Promo code MPM at checkout for 10% off their order or 10% off their first month of a subscribe-and-save. **

  • Exclusively for Mind Pump Listeners, NCI is giving the plug-and-play system every coach needs...completely for FREE! 

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Feb 12, 2024
  • The evolution of resistance bands. (1:02)

  • The thing to pay attention to with any resistance tool. (2:55)

  • Bands do NOT damage your body. (5:41)

  • The convenience factor. (7:49)

  • The slow vs. fast tempo benefits. (8:49)

  • Helping to achieve that mind-to-muscle connection. (12:42)

  • The Nine Best Band Exercises for Maximum Muscle Gain

  • #1 - Band reverse lunge. (13:54)

  • #2 - Sissy squat. (16:20)

  • #3 - Banded push-up. (17:39)

  • #4 - Banded-pull up (add or take away). (18:49)

  • #5 - One-arm band rotational press. (20:54)

  • #6 - Pull-a-part. (22:31)

  • #7 - Band curl. (24:47)

  • #8 - Band overhead Tricep extension. (27:57)

  • #9 - Band side chop (anti-rotation). (29:17)

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Feb 10, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions from  the Sunday @mindpumpmedia Quah post.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you want to be PROUD of your age, START lifting weights. (2:18)

  • How the atmosphere in the gym has changed so much. (14:04)

  • The unplugged vs. plugged in. (17:57)

  • Being prepared for California winter storms. (25:00)

  • When boundaries don’t exist within different cultures. (30:14)

  • Taking ownership as a parent. (42:40)

  • Getting recognized in sponsor commercials. (48:11)

  • The science behind Zbiotics. (50:12)

  • There is a need in the market for somebody to teach trainers how to build and scale a business. (51:58)

  • Shout out to the Arnold Sports Festival! (56:41)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - How can I fix a weak squat? (57:44)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - How should you eat after gastric sleeve surgery to build muscle? (1:12:02)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - What should I expect in terms of muscle-building potential? (1:22:41)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - What’s the best workout and diet to get that granite hard look? (1:35:32)

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Feb 9, 2024
  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If your goal is to be fat, sick, and unhealthy follow the government’s nutrition guidelines. (2:21)

  • Will extending life save humanity? (11:42)

  • The philosophical problems with cloning. (22:33)

  • The undiscussed damage that pornography is causing. (28:32)

  • Sal’s vasectomy consult experience. (36:28)

  • Government experiments gone wrong. (40:59)

  • Fun Facts with Justin: Tsavo Lions. (48:03)

  • The scariest thing to get eaten by. (51:01)

  • What spawns some ideas by scientists? (54:50)

  • Some of the guy's favorite Butcher Box items. (55:55)

  • Shout out to Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships book. (1:01:22)

  • #Quah question #1 - I would love to hear how each member of Mind Pump is currently training right now. What program does their training most closely resemble? (1:02:56)

  • #Quah question #2 - Are full body or body part splits optimal for hypertrophy? Hoping sets and frequency equal. (1:09:37)

  • #Quah question #3 - Are peptides and TRT still allowed to claim natural? (1:14:15)

  • #Quah question #4 - I’m trying to train for a competition at my local gym where you have to rep your body weight on the bench and squat as many times as you can. Whoever has the most combined reps wins. I’m not sure what is the best way to approach this? (1:18:28)

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  • Entera Health: Unlock Longevity event – February 24, 2024 in Austin, TX ** Promo Code MINDPUMP20 – Anyone who uses this promo code will get 20% off their ticket price. **

  • Visit Butcher Box for this month’s exclusive Mind Pump offer!

People Mentioned

 

Feb 8, 2024
  • When did entrepreneurship start for him? (2:50)

  • His big takeaways from growing a business. (10:15)

  • The four kinds of people. (13:04)

  • Always invest LESS than you want to invest. (18:05)

  • Personal growth from hitting rock bottom. (21:14)

  • His first experience with ayahuasca. (22:55)

  • The inspiration and science behind Bulletproof Coffee. (30:45)

  • You have control over your biology. (43:40)

  • Why chemical birth control is bad. (49:34)

  • Are you living in the world or are you living in a bubble? (53:56)

  • How did he start to get the mold out of his body? (58:05)

  • When did Danger Coffee start to take off? (1:02:39)

  • Why you should ALWAYS use filtered water to make your coffee. (1:10:40)

  • Amazon will destroy your business. (1:13:11)

  • Forced vegan nonsense. (1:15:12)

  • His journey with money. (1:18:38)

  • Creating opportunities to do something better. (1:29:49)

  • The hardest thing about fatherhood. (1:34:54)

  • Being present with your children. (1:36:59)

  • The BIG goals with his new companies. (1:39:25)

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Feb 7, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: Consider this when programming exercises for muscle building: Middle, stretch, and squeeze. (2:49)

  • When Mind Pump gets surprised by a guest. (13:46)

  • Do supplements really make a difference? (20:43)

  • Mind Pump is going to Arnold! (29:39)

  • Scary News with Sal: Double brooding cicadas. (30:47)

  • Mind Pump proposals. (32:07)

  • Mind Pump Recommends, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships book. (41:10)

  • Parent hacks with Adam. (42:46)

  • How Ned has replaced cannabis use for Sal. (51:44)

  • Organifi photoshoots on brand. (55:57)

  • Shout out to The Leapfrog book series. (1:00:04)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - I stopped dieting, and now I can't lose any body fat. I need advice. (1:00:51)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Can you share some tips and tricks so I can have a more balanced lifestyle around food? (1:22:58)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - Should I cut, build, or reverse? What should my next few steps for this year look like? I have ‘yo-yo’ dieted my whole life due to an eating disorder, body image issues, and an all-or-nothing mindset. (1:34:11)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - When meeting with female clients for the first time who have had children and discussing their goals, their response is usually “I’d just love to have the body back that I had before having kids.” How do you set realistic expectations? (1:49:54)

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Feb 5, 2024
  • The differences between competition and culture. (1:14)

  • Six Reasons Why Powerlifting is Better than Bodybuilding.

  • #1 - It’s performance-based vs aesthetics. (3:33)

  • #2 - Workouts are more science-based. (11:34)

  • #3 - Purely objective judging. (17:38)

  • #4 - Discourages undereating. (22:10)

  • #5 - Very encouraging community. (27:43)

  • #6 - Much healthier for women. (33:15)

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Feb 3, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you can’t eat enough protein, amino acid supplements may help. (2:15)

  • Recapping Justin’s birthday weekend: Muscle cars and rocking out with the boys. (13:22)

  • Adam’s evolution around masterminds. (24:55)

  • The benefits of red-light therapy and how the guys have used their Joovv devices. (42:55)

  • Testosterone is making people more resistant to losing. (45:08)

  • Delaying gratification debunked? (46:22)

  • Earth-friendly diet? (51:04)

  • Using a hand grenade to crack walnuts. (54:56)

  • Costco’s weird return policy. (56:45)

  • Shout out to Steven Rodriguez. (1:01:42)

  • #ListenerLive question #1 - What advice and programs would you guys suggest I do for the next couple of years to be at my best physique? (1:02:44)

  • #ListenerLive question #2 - Any advice for someone who has engaged with professional coaching and is now looking to transition out and work on their own? (1:15:11)

  • #ListenerLive question #3 - How do I never cut again? (1:26:08)

  • #ListenerLive question #4 - As a relatively new lifter, I want to follow MAPS programs and want to chase health and do it in a healthy way. So, in 4 years I will have a physique I’m proud to present on stage in a competition. I don’t have to win but want to build a physique I’m proud of. (1:38:41)

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Feb 2, 2024

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page. 

  • Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you want to get leaner, BUMP your calories! (1:59)

  • Team Peanut Butter or Jelly? (10:31)

  • Using Joy Mode to boost energy not just in the bedroom. (15:55)

  • Justin’s fashion muse. (20:34)

  • A PSA for all parents attending their kid’s sporting events. (24:10)

  • NASM has amazing offers on courses you may not expect. (33:26)

  • We MUST face this obesity epidemic. (36:46)

  • Weight Watchers and GLP-1. (38:41)

  • Daddy’s little girl. (51:04)

  • Sal shares his latest interest in Vagus nerve stimulation. (53:12)

  • Shout out to the Mission City Monarchs. (55:20)

  • #Quah question #1 - I’m on a reverse diet. I do not want to weigh myself because it messes with my mind. How do I know my metabolism is improving? (58:33)

  • #Quah question #2 - Was listening to some old episodes and the protein recommended was .5-.7 grams per pound. When and why did that change to 1 gram per pound? (1:00:34)

  • #Quah question #3 - Hearing people say they eat a lot of grams of protein and when I ask about portions, it seems low. Do you think a lot of people don’t realize that 100g chicken breast isn’t 100g protein? I’ve come to realize a lot of people have misconceptions. (1:02:56)

  • #Quah question #4 - Is it a good idea to do a deloading week after each phase of a workout plan? (1:08:13)

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  • Visit Joy Mode for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout for 20% off your first order**

  • Exclusively for Mind Pump Listeners, NASM is offering an extra $100 off select Certified Personal Trainer programs. ** Code MPM100 at checkout **

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Mission City Monarchs (@missioncitymonarchs) Instagram

Feb 1, 2024
  • Why is there a high turnover rate? (1:22)

  • Why hiring a good trainer or coach DRAMATICALLY improves the odds of long-term success. (3:43)

  • Six Reasons Trainers Fail.

  • #1 - They can’t sell. (7:07)

  • #2 - They don’t speak the client’s language. (15:46)

  • #3 - They don’t understand the macros of business. (20:43)

  • #4- They don’t meet their clients where they are. (25:06)

  • #5 - They do what their clients want (and not what they need). (30:54)

  • #6 - They try to Razzle dazzle every workout. (35:05)

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