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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

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

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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

    1538: How to Build the Peak of the Bicep, the Dangers of Fat Burner Supplements, the Pros & Cons of Battle Ropes & More

    1538: How to Build the Peak of the Bicep, the Dangers of Fat Burner Supplements, the Pros & Cons of Battle Ropes & More

    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 YouTube making Sal feel insecure? (3:31) Sal is a BIG nerd. (5:48) What industry does robotics disrupt first? (9:06) Mind Pump speculates on cryptocurrency being the money of the future. (16:00) The eerie legend of the Overtoun Bridge in Scotland. (31:33) Why no competitor vegan protein powders compare to Organifi’s. (35:42) Would you purchase a minimalist phone? (37:28) Baby Aurelius hitting another milestone in his progression. (42:11) The advancements in technology and parenting hacks. (45:08) The impact and power of blue light on sleep patterns. (48:05) #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to build the peak of the bicep? (53:45) #Quah question #2 – Do thermogenic fat burners actually do anything? (58:08) #Quah question #3 – What do you think about battle ropes and when is a good time to implement them in your workout? (1:02:34) #Quah question #4 – Are spinal flexion exercises, like crunches, dangerous for the back? (1:07:46) Related Links/Products Mentioned
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    1537: Why Meal Plans Are Making You Fat

    1537: Why Meal Plans Are Making You Fat

    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. (8:22) Why you must focus on your behaviors to create long-term success. (13:10) Make it real-world applicable. (18:54) The psychological impact of eating the same foods. (20:46) Not all metabolisms are created equal. (23:33) Listen to your body and learn to enjoy the process. (25:58) The importance of undulating your calories for faster weight loss and improved metabolism. (29:48) How to create better behaviors around food. (32:14) Step #1 – Become aware of the foods that trigger you to overeat. (33:05) Step #2 – Add more protein and vegetables. (35:25) Step #3 – Drink more water. (37:00) Step #4 – Create barriers around your trigger foods. (38:11) Step #5 – Build new associations with foods that make you feel good. (40:40) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    April Specials: MAPS Anabolic or Shredded Summer Bundle 50% off!  **Promo code “APRILSPECIAL” at checkout** Visit Legion Athletics for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code “mindpump” at checkout** What Kind of Diet Plan Should Women Have in Order to Lose Weight? - Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1460: How To Lose Fat Without Dieting How To Get Rid of Unhealthy Habits – Mind Pump Blog The Keto Diet is Making People Fat – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1527: The 3 Step Solution To The Obesity Epidemic MAPS Macro Calculator How to Undulate Your Calories for Faster Weight Loss & an Improved Metabolism Mind Pump #1207: Five Ways To Lose Weight Without Counting Calories Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources  

    • 46 min
    1536: Ways to Get Hormone-Disrupting Stress Under Control, How to Regain Lifting Confidence After an Injury, Grip Strength Building Techniques & More

    1536: Ways to Get Hormone-Disrupting Stress Under Control, How to Regain Lifting Confidence After an Injury, Grip Strength Building Techniques & More

    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 opportunities of ‘Cloud Kitchens’. (7:34) The legend of 4/20 and the benefits of cannabinoids. (11:44) Mind Pump Recommends, Body Brokers on Prime Video. (13:16) Mind Pump’s first take on Amazon Halo and its value for personal trainers/coaches. (19:34) Technology is crazy! (23:43) Alex Jones was right again! (24:35) Mind Pump Recommends, Earth at Night in Color on Apple TV+. (27:47) Funny stories and updates featuring the Mind Pump kids. (29:16) The cognitive performance benefits of handgrip training. (36:20) When lifting to failure can be beneficial and why? (39:20) Shout out to @jailhousestrong on Instagram! (41:48) The conspiracy theory surrounding Nancy Pelosi and insider trading. (44:08) The guys break down the Triller production of the Jake Paul/Ben Askren fight. (47:55) #Quah question #1 – What are some ways you can deal with the inevitable constant stress that is causing hormonal imbalances even when you eat right, exercise, and get adequate sleep? (56:37) #Quah question #2 - How do you handle your mindset after coming back from an injury? (1:05:00) #Quah question #3 – How do you improve grip strength? (1:10:42) #Quah question #4 – I would love to hear you discuss the recent debate on range of motion. (1:14:51) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    April Specials: MAPS Anabolic or Shredded Summer Bundle 50% off!  **Promo code “APRILSPECIAL” at checkout** Visit Oli Pop for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code “mindpump” at checkout for 15% off your first order** Cloud Kitchens: A Technology-Driven Phenomenon The legend of 420: Where does it come from and what does it mean today? Visit NED for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Watch Body Brokers | Prime Video Amazon Halo review: A good fitness tracker — but is it too personal? Hundreds of drones form scannable QR code for video game above Shanghai Scientists Have Created Human-Monkey Embryos, and That’s Ethically OK – Reason.com Earth at Night in Color | Apple TV+ Grip Strength and Cognitive Abilities: Associations in Old Age  How Lifting to Failure Can Be Slowing Your Gains – Mind Pump Podcast Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Bought Roblox, Microsoft Stock Nancy Pelosi's Husband Buys Microsoft Ahead of Big Govt Contract 2 Killed in Driverless Tesla Car Crash, Officials Say Jake Paul and Ben Askren's Fight Yanked Millions of Viewers into the Great Memeification of Sports Mind Pump #1402: Good Stress Vs. Bad Stress & How To Know The Difference Mind Pump #1327: Five Mindset Techniques For Fitness Success The ONLY Forearm Workout That Matters (TRY THIS!!) | MIND PUMP 5 Exercises For HUGE Forearms & A STRONGER Grip (FREE Big Arms Guide) MAPS O.C.R. | Muscle Adaptation Programming System Mind Pump #1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel? Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel?

    1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel?

    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 certifications are NOT the end all be all. (14:06) The problems training with limited ranges of motion. (16:50) Am I sacrificing muscle in pursuit of a greater range of motion? (18:22) If you don’t own it, you are going to hurt yourself. (21:23) Busting the myths surrounding shorter versus greater ranges of motion. Which builds more muscle? (24:21) The beauty of training in new ranges of motion once you OWN them. (33:00) How the overcompensation of other muscles ends up creating deviations in your posture, which creates chronic pain. (35:49) The stigma that resistance training will make you muscle-bound. (38:54) Steps to increase your functional range of motion. (39:50) Step 1: Train your brain first! (40:41) Step 2: Identify your limiting factors. (47:00) Step 3: Treat your new range of motion as a new exercise. (48:45) Related Links/Products Mentioned
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    • 51 min
    1534: How to Overcome an Exercise Sticking Point, the Best Kettlebell Exercises to Compliment Barbell Training, How to Train Post Pregnancy & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1534: How to Overcome an Exercise Sticking Point, the Best Kettlebell Exercises to Compliment Barbell Training, How to Train Post Pregnancy & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    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/environmentally friendly products to the general population. (24:42) Mind Pump Investments: Uber’s next BIG move. (27:15) Mind Pump Debates: The zealots on both sides of the government-mandated vaccine requirement argument. (29:38) Don’t call it a comeback, Domino’s is launching autonomous pizza delivery. (38:42) You don’t “skitch” bro?! (40:25) The value of NCI is a no-brainer! (42:07) #Quah question #1 – How can I implement more kettlebell exercises to complement my barbell training? (47:05) #Quah question #2 – What is the best programming option to start with post-pregnancy? (56:34) #Quah question #3 – Recommendations on nutrition during Ramadan? (1:07:19) #Quah question #4 – What program can I follow to complement my Olympic lifting training to overcome an exercise sticking point? (1:15:53) #Quah question #5 – How can I get a handle on my diet with a family and busy work life? (1:24:20) Related Links/Products Mentioned
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    1533: How Lifting to Failure Slows Your Gains, Exercises That Help Knee Pain, the Foolishness of Post Workout Gummy Bears & More

    1533: How Lifting to Failure Slows Your Gains, Exercises That Help Knee Pain, the Foolishness of Post Workout Gummy Bears & More

    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 positions. (7:02) Science without morality is very dangerous. (19:16) The science behind apricot kernel oil found in Caldera Lab’s face serum. (24:14) The times the guys had to eat soap. (29:07) Do redheads have a higher pain tolerance? (32:35) Workouts and depression. (34:29) Mind Pump addresses the voting controversy in Georgia. (36:24) Fun Facts with Justin, Doctor Seuss edition. (40:09) UFOs have exploded! (43:52) Mind Pump Recommends, Jocko Willink on the Jordan Peterson Podcast. (45:14) Justin is the new supplement thief! (50:17) #Quah question #1 – Does lifting to failure, bodybuilder style, tax the Central Nervous System like lifting heavy powerlifting type maxing? (52:14) #Quah question #2 – What are some exercises to help with knee pain? (58:59) #Quah question #3 – Is CBD a positive “post-workout” or does it prevent the positive inflammation from resistance training? (1:02:21) #Quah question #4 – Are Gummy Bears a post-workout snack? (1:05:29) Related Links/Products Mentioned
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    • 1 hr 11 min

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