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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 @mindpumpmedia, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and at mindpumppodcast.com. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at mapsfitnessproducts.com

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, Doug Egge

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 373 Ratings

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

    1878: Healthy Meal Ideas for the Whole Family, Great Resources for Better Exercise Programming, Tips for Beating a Midday Slump & More

    1878: Healthy Meal Ideas for the Whole Family, Great Resources for Better Exercise Programming, Tips for Beating a Midday Slump & More

    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: One of the biggest challenges when it comes to fitness success is that we tend to FOCUS on the SYMPTOMS and not the ROOT CAUSE. (3:14) NCI is doing things right. (26:16) The value of treating exercise as a SKILL. (28:46) Empathizing with the younger generation. (36:17) Obesity, it’s NOT your genetics. (39:47) The mindset shifts in getting your children involved in mundane or physical household tasks. (41:19) Organifi Red Juice, the ULTIMATE caffeine alternative. (52:28) Have you seen an elephant receive CPR?! (55:12) #Quah question #1 - What are some common meals that are great for the family and hit all the healthy macros? (57:13) #Quah question #2 - Where do you guys turn to for programming ideas and to gain more knowledge regarding training? (1:05:01) #Quah question #3 - How can you beat the midday slump when bulking? (1:16:14) #Quah question #4 - What are your thoughts on Mk677? Is it good or bad depending on your body type? (1:20:46) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    NCI x Mind Pump Scholarship Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** August Special: TOP SELLING PROGRAMS COMBINED FOR ONLY $99.99! Vitamin D and its role in psoriasis: An overview of the ... - PubMed Pharmaceutical industry TV advertising spending in the United States from 2016 to 2020 Stop Working Out And Start Practicing – Mind Pump Blog Skill acquisition, skill loss, and age. A comparative study of Cognitive Foundation Skills (CFS) in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Strength Of Grip Declines In Young Adults Mind Pump #1877: Obesity, It’s Not Your Genetics Circus Fat Man Elephant rescued with CPR as man jumps up and down on her chest Visit Oli Pop for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout for 15% off your first order** Mind Pump #1860: Fourteen Of The Best Foods For An Amazing Physique RGB Bundle | MAPS Fitness Products Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development Eldoa ELDOA Exercises feat. Mind Pump Media Mind Pump #1815: Improving Fat Loss, Muscle Gain And Fitness With Continuous Glucose Monitors Visit NutriSense for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** Mind Pump #1427: Don’t Make These 6 Bulking Mistakes MP Hormones Mind Pump Hormones Facebook Private Forum MK-677 Benefits | What You MUST Know - Peptides Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Dr. Becky Campbell (@drbeckycampbell)  Instagram Dr. Stephen Cabral (@stephencabral)  Instagram Jason Phillips (@jasonphillipsisnutrition)  Instagram Robert Oberst (@robertoberst)  Instagram Ben Pollack, Ph.D. (@phdeadlift)  Instagram Amelia Boone (@arboone11)  Instagram Justin Brink DC (@dr.justinbrink)  Instagram Kelly Starrett (@thereadystate)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 32 min
    1877: Obesity, It’s Not Your Genetics

    1877: Obesity, It’s Not Your Genetics

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten reasons that obesity has become so prevalent in the past century, and it is not genetics.
    Obesity, it’s not your genetics. Your genetics are NOT why you are obese! It’s about your lifestyle and the environment you are in. (1:57) How are people affected by their genetics? (5:08) Ten Environmental Factors/Lifestyle Choices that Play a Role in Obesity. (11:56) #1 – You eat hyper-palatable, ultra-processed foods. (12:20) #2 – You do not move much. (19:44) #3 – You have little muscle. (23:01) #4 – Food requires little work, so we respect it less. (24:51) #5 – Endocrine disrupting chemicals. (29:19) #6 – We stay up later and sleep less. (32:22) #7 – We eat when distracted. (36:09) #8 – Liquid calories. (41:03) #9 – Antidepressants. (44:02) #10 – Birth control. (47:55) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit ZBiotics for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! August Special: TOP SELLING PROGRAMS COMBINED FOR ONLY $99.99! Mind Pump # 1527: The 3 Step Solution to the Obesity Epidemic How Your Genetics Influence Your Muscle Building Potential – Mind Pump Blog Processed foods make up 70 percent of the U.S. diet Man v. Food: Kitchen Sink Challenge – (YouTube) Association of Grip Strength With Risk of All-Cause Mortality, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Cancer in Community-Dwelling Populations: A Meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies Army won't require recruits to throw a grenade far enough Mind Pump # 1230: Surviving & Thriving in a Toxic World With Max Lugavere Visit Public Goods for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase** Visit Felix Gray for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Mind Pump # 1345: 6 Ways to Optimize Sleep for Faster Muscle Gain and Fat Loss Who Invented the TV Dinner? Mexico's Addiction To Coca-Cola Depression is not caused by a ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain | Metro News Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill – Book by Jolene Brighten Mind Pump # 1045: Dr. Jolene Brighten- Beyond the Pill Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Chris Kresser (@chriskresser)  Twitter Paul Chek (@paul.chek)  Instagram Jolene Brighten (@drjolenebrighten)  Instagram

    • 52 min
    1876: Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism, How to Train After Being Sick, Powerlifting Competition Preparation Tips & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1876: Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism, How to Train After Being Sick, Powerlifting Competition Preparation Tips & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.
    Mind Pump Fit Tip: When you pull in your waist, suck it in using your transverse abdominis (TVA), you make it smaller! (3:34) Want to improve your mitochondrial health, take alpha lipoic acid! (13:17) Justin doesn’t do well solo for too long. (23:14) Recapping Max’s first movie theater experience! (25:26) Supporting your kids' passions and endeavors. (34:55) The penis pump story from hell! (40:51) Cannabis and its effect on your sperm DNA. (43:17) The impact of school closures on our children’s mental health. (48:39) #ListenerLive question #1 - What is the best approach to a cut when wanting to speed up fat loss? (54:35) #ListenerLive question #2 - Why have I seen such a carryover from the basketball court by doing hypertrophy style training? (1:06:42) #ListenerLive question #3 - What is the best approach to put on size and gain strength for an upcoming powerlifting meet? (1:16:30) #ListenerLive question #4 - In general, how do you guys handle sick days while on a MAPS program? After a few days without lifting, do you pick up where you left off? (1:25:03) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com Visit LivON Labs for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Visit NED for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! August Special: TOP SELLING PROGRAMS COMBINED FOR ONLY $99.99! Frank Zane Vacuum Pose Shrink Your Waist with Stomach Vacuums | MIND PUMP Tips for the Stomach Vacuum (Shrink your waist) - Mind Pump Blog Depression is not caused by a ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain | Metro News Potential Research Fabrication Bombshell Threatens Amyloid Theory of Alzheimer’s Disease Mind Pump #1875: Tainted Science with Max Lugavere Creatine — Health Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects | Examine.com Visit Joovv for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! How to fit fitness into your busy life - Relevant Radio Sperm DNA methylation altered by THC and nicotine: Vulnerability of neurodevelopmental genes with bivalent chromatin School mental health crisis: 70% see rise in students seeking treatment since COVID-19 began: study Visit MASSZYMES by biOptimizers for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP10 at checkout** Mind Pump #1565: Why Women Should Bulk MAPS Fitness Anabolic MAPS Powerlift Mind Pump #1857: Are Squats Overrated?: A Debate With Eugene Teo Visit Drink LMNT for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Mind Pump #1397: 5 Ways To Maintain Muscle When You’re Sick Or Injured Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere)  Instagram Patrick Bet-David (@patrickbetdavid)  Instagram Eugene Teo (@coacheugeneteo)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 35 min
    1875: Tainted Science With Max Lugavere

    1875: Tainted Science With Max Lugavere

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak to Max Lugavere about what happens when scientists are motivated by outcomes other than finding the truth.
    When the science-bound model goes wrong. (2:28) Science advances one funeral at a time. (12:28) Why you shouldn’t take everything the Western blot publishes as fact. (15:11) Why is there resistance to acknowledging that we can potentially prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? (22:50) Why this documentary project engenders why Max does what he does. (29:32) How the brain is very complex. (31:18) Turning the serotonin model for depression on its head. (34:31) How do studies get funded, and how can we eliminate these conflicts of interest? (43:05) Nutrition studies, a house of cards. (48:21) When diets become politicized. (50:43) Be evidence-based, but NOT evidence-bound. (57:01) Understanding the BIG picture and sifting through the noise. (1:02:43) Little Empty Boxes. (1:09:53) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit Paleo Valley for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP15 at checkout for 15% discount** August Special: TOP SELLING PROGRAMS COMBINED FOR ONLY $99.99! A specific amyloid-β protein assembly in the brain impairs memory Potential Research Fabrication Bombshell Threatens Amyloid Theory of Alzheimer’s Disease A new Alzheimer's drug has been approved. But should you take it? Blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease - PubMed Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life – Book by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal The Lancet: 40% of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life Getting to the Root of Alzheimer's | Harvard Medical School Depression is not caused by a 'chemical imbalance' in the brain | Metro News The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Most Dietary Guideline Advisors Have Ties to Food and Pharma Industries, Study Finds Tufts Food Compass 50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat The heretical Minnesota heart study: When science stops asking questions Eating Too Much Protein Makes Pee a Problem Pollutant in the U.S. Mind Pump #1777: Cooking Oils That Can Make You Sick With Max Lugavere Mind Pump #1230: Surviving & Thriving In A Toxic World With Max Lugavere Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources Featured Guest/People Mentioned
    Instagram: @maxlugavere Website: Max Lugavere Podcast: Genius Life Layne Norton, Ph.D. (@biolayne)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 14 min
    1874: The Dangers of Red Meat, Building Lots of Muscle Over 50, Determining the Ideal Caloric Deficit for a Cut & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1874: The Dangers of Red Meat, Building Lots of Muscle Over 50, Determining the Ideal Caloric Deficit for a Cut & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.
    Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here is an advanced technique that can almost help every person, progressive resistance with chains and bands. (2:44) When a hero comes along. (15:32) The things you notice about yourself once you have children. (17:59) Enjoying the phases of development. (24:47) This woman is a CHAMPION! (28:47) Busting the myth of overpopulation being a bad thing. (30:53) The shell game that is being played when it comes to our economy. (32:53) Planet of the Apes is happening! (36:11) Hershey’s brilliant strategy. (38:43) How Public Goods targets the environmentally conscious consumer. (42:38) Like wine, drink your Zbioitics first! (44:11) The history of the super-soaker. (48:37) BB guns have come a LONG way! (54:07) #ListenerLive question #1 - Is eating too much red meat bad for you, and why does it get so much hate? (56:30) #ListenerLive question #2 - How much should I start to cut to be effective without destroying my metabolism? (1:05:24) #ListenerLive question #3 - Should I be lifting more moderately heavy and keep relatively the same weight throughout the phases of MAPS Anabolic?  What do you recommend, being over 50, would be most effective to continue to see more muscle gains? (1:13:59) #ListenerLive question #4 - What is the best strength-based training program to follow for rowers? (1:30:45) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com Visit Public Goods for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase** Visit ZBiotics for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! August Special: TOP SELLING PROGRAMS COMBINED FOR ONLY $99.99! Rubberbanditz Resistance Band Set Pizza Delivery Man Heroically Saves 5 Children from Burning House GoFundMe for Indiana pizza man who saved 5 from burning home raises stunning amount of cash Did You Know: One Woman, In Her Lifetime, Gave Birth to 69 Babies Have four or more babies in Hungary and you’ll pay no income tax for life, prime minister says Elon Musk blasts Wikipedia after it suspends edits of ‘recession’ page Japanese Officials Assassinate Leader of Baby-Stealing Monkey Gang Hershey warns of Halloween candy shortage | Reuters Hershey Brands Mind Pump #1682: Bacteria For Muscle Gain, Fat Loss & Health Lonnie Johnson Net Worth Mat Best Automatic BB Gun IG Post Visit LivON Labs for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Seven Countries Study Most Dietary Guideline Advisors Have Ties to Food and Pharma Industries, Study Finds The Game Changers Review – A Scientific Analysis (Updated) Prime Bundle | MAPS Fitness Products MAPS Fitness Performance MAPS Symmetry Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Kelly Starrett (@thereadystate)  Instagram Mat Best (@mat_best_official)  Instagram Layne Norton, Ph.D. (@biolayne)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 42 min
    1873: The Difference Between Yoga & Mobility, How to Eat & Train on Vacation, the Best Thing You Can Do Between Sets & More

    1873: The Difference Between Yoga & Mobility, How to Eat & Train on Vacation, the Best Thing You Can Do Between Sets & More

    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: The BEST healthcare in the world is FREE! (2:58) Sal clarifies his statement on nicotine and why vaping is a problem. (9:23) The things we did in the past and their lingering effects as we age. (16:22) Why Mind Pump works with Caldera Lab. (20:42) Is fluoride dangerous? (25:40) Why is protein being demonized? (28:37) Mind Pump loves Mike Matthews. (30:25) Why it’s important to have skepticism. (32:06) Does having tattoos impede your ability to sweat? (36:39) So, you say you want a Ring? (40:10) Science once again proves the mind-muscle connection. (43:08) #Quah question #1 - What are some tips for getting better at barbell squats when you have long legs/femurs? (47:11) #Quah question #2 - Can yin yoga be used as mobility training or is it different? (53:26) #Quah question #3 - How do you guys approach training and nutrition on vacation when not actively cutting or bulking? (59:07) #Quah question #4 - What are some of the best uses of your time when taking long breaks between sets? (1:05:10) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit Caldera Lab for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code MINDPUMP at checkout** Visit Legion Athletics for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code MINDPUMP at checkout** August Special: TOP SELLING PROGRAMS COMBINED FOR ONLY $99.99! FDA to seek drastic cut in cigarettes' nicotine content E-cigarettes: Facts, stats and regulations Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 Science | Caldera + Lab FDA Authority Over Cosmetics: How Cosmetics Are Not FDA-Approved, but Are FDA-Regulated Enhancement of aluminum digestive absorption by fluoride in rats Eating Too Much Protein Makes Pee a Problem Pollutant in the U.S. CDC Worked Hand In Hand With Big Tech To Control The COVID Narrative, Emails Show Skin tattooing impairs sweating during passive whole body heating Police Can Access Your Ring Camera Footage Without a Warrant Science Proves the Mind-Muscle Connection Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** MAPS Prime Pro Webinar @mindpumpadam Squat Mobility Primer The BEST Single Leg Exercise You Are Not Doing! (TWO VARIATIONS) - Mind Pump TV MAPS Prime Webinar Is Yoga Effective for Improving Mobility? - Mind Pump Blog Which is Best - Mobility or Stretching? - Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1612: Everything You Need To Know About Sets, Reps & Rest Periods Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
373 Ratings

373 Ratings

Hunter664 ,

Live listeners can get in the bin

Great show lads. Please get rid of the live listeners. They add no value and I have to turn it off. Sincerely everyone.

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GREAT POD ⭐️

Changing lives left and right keep it up 👌🏻

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Awesome work

You guys inspired me to get my health goals in order and I have now started a Personal Trainer course.
So much diverse range of knowledge between the group and very easy and informative listen
Would and have recommended this podcast to a lot of people.

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