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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

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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

    1852: The 4 Worst Ways to Judge Your Workout Success

    1852: The 4 Worst Ways to Judge Your Workout Success

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover four popular ways to judge the effectiveness of a workout that are just plain wrong.
     
    The 4 Worst Ways to Judge Your Workout Success. (2:47)  
    #1 – Soreness. (You should feel little to no soreness.) (8:10) #2 – Sweat. (Some of the best workouts don’t make you sweat.) (17:10) #3 - How hard it was. (Hard is easy to produce.) (22:42) #4 - How exhausted do you feel afterward. (You should feel better, not worse after.) (26:55)
     
    Five Great Ways to Judge Your Workout.  
    #1 - You got stronger. (31:56) #2 - You gained stamina. (34:14) #3 - Your body composition improved. (34:44) #4 - You have improved energy. (36:57) #5 - You have better vitality. (39:22) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit Chili Sleep for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! July Promotion: RGB Bundle or MAPS Suspension 50% off! **Promo code JULY50 at checkout** Sore muscles…what does it mean? - Mind Pump Blog Why we Caution People to Stay Away from CrossFit – Mind Pump Blog My HONEST Thoughts On Crossfit – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1142: Nine Signs You Are Overtraining Mind Pump #1057: How To Get Stronger For Fat Loss & Muscle Building How Phasing Your Workouts Leads to Consistent Plateau Free Workouts – Mind Pump Blog Why The Scale Is Not Always The Best Way To Measure Progress – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources

    • 42 min
    1851: When Fasting is Making You Fat, Overcoming Back Pain When Deadlifting, How to Know When to Fire Your Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1851: When Fasting is Making You Fat, Overcoming Back Pain When Deadlifting, How to Know When to Fire Your Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.
    Mind Pump Fit Tip: The good news is scientists keep getting closer to designing exercise in a pill. The bad news is you’re not going to get nearly the same benefits you get from exercise! (3:33) The fascinating way people use the suicide hotline. (14:40) The power of saying NO. (16:50) How your body keeps the score. (18:29) The advantage of using tactical empathy. (21:40) The differences between basketball sneakers over the decades. (23:30) If I had Magic Spoon as a kid... (33:04) The unintended consequences of government mandates. (36:41) What is cannabis NOT good for?! (42:25) Raving over super athletes. (46:23) #ListenerLive question #1 - Does my body absorb and use all of the nutrients the same way it would if I were to eat 3-4 meals a day over an 8–10-hour window as opposed to what I’m doing now? (53:53) #ListenerLive question #2 - What are your opinions on different deadlift variations, specifically conventional, trap bar, or sumo? Is one form safer than the other, and will I get the same benefits from using one variation over the other? (1:07:39) #ListenerLive question #3 - Should I fire my trainer? She keeps adding weight to the bar and giving me heavy weights that I can’t lift. (1:22:58) #ListenerLive question #4 - How important, as a trainer, is it to track your clients' workouts? (1:37:01) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com Visit Magic Spoon for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Visit NED for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! July Promotion: RGB Bundle or MAPS Suspension 50% off! **Promo code JULY50 at checkout** The benefits of exercise in a pill? Science is closer to that goal Mind Pump #1495 The Science Of Happiness With Arthur C. Brooks Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It – Book by Chris Voss Thinking, Fast and Slow – Book by Daniel Kahneman The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma – Book by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen MindPump Co-Host Justin Andrews Talks High School Football Training w/ Joe D! Visit Butcher Box for this month’s exclusive Mind Pump offer! Mandating Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Could Make Smoking More Dangerous Thank You for Smoking (2005) - IMDb Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants When Brock Lesnar Tried Out for NFL Side Minnesota Vikings WWE & UFC Star Brock Lesnar Preseason Highlights (2004) | NFL You Don't Know Bo - ESPN Films: 30 for 30 Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** Mind Pump #1052: Why Fasting May Be Making You Fat Mind Pump #1780: Why Blood Tests Are Overrated With Dr. Stephen Cabral MAPS Fitness Anabolic MAPS Symmetry MAPS Prime Webinar Improve Your Overhead Press & Build Your Shoulders with Unilateral Kettlebell Carries – Mind Pump TV Mind Pump #1622: Nine Signs Your Trainer Sucks How Do I Choose The Right Weight? (LIFT RESPONSIBLY) - Mind Pump TV Prime Bundle Mind Pump Clips - YouTube Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Tim Kennedy (@timkennedymma)  Instagram Paul J. Fabritz (@pjfperformance)  Instagram Joe DeFranco (@defrancosgym)  Instagram Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere)  Instagram Dr. Stephen Cabral (@stephencabral)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 52 min
    1850: Ten Weird Ways to Boost Workout Performance

    1850: Ten Weird Ways to Boost Workout Performance

    Ten Weird Ways to Boost Workout Performance
    Did you know there are PROVEN ways to boost your athletic performance but they are really WEIRD? (2:25)  
    Ten Weird Ways to Boost Workout Performance.   
    #1 - Have salt and water. (3:07) #2 - Pick an awesome playlist. (6:50) #3 - Train in the afternoon. (9:34) #4 - Workout in a new place. (12:03) #5 - Take twice as long to train. (14:19) #6 - Explosive first. (16:03) #7 – Isometrics. (19:16) #8 - Get cold before your workout. (24:13) #9 - Bring a friend. (27:35) #10 - Train outside. (29:40) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit Drink LMNT for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Special Launch: MAPS Cardio, plus two special e-books for $77! (Ends 7/3) **Promo code CARDIOSPECIAL at checkout** Electrolyte Drinks Market Size & Trends | Growth Analysis, 2030 Salt increases physical performance in resistance competitions Jog To The Beat: Music Increases Exercise Endurance By 15% Time-of-Day Effects on Short-Duration Maximal Exercise Performance Mind Pump #1677: The Best Explosive Exercises For Muscle Growth & Fat Loss Prime Bundle | MAPS Fitness Products Mind Pump #1745: How To Pack On Muscle To Your Lagging/Stubborn Body Parts Supercharge Exercise Performance & Recovery with Cooling | Huberman Lab Podcast #19 Stanford Researchers’ Cooling Glove Boosts Exercise Recovery Mind Pump #1825: Man Cheats Death & Builds Cold Plunge Business Mind Pump #1820: How To Choose The Perfect Workout Partner Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Ben Pakulski (@bpakfitness)  Instagram Justin Brink DC (@dr.justinbrink)  Instagram Andrew Huberman, Ph.D. (@hubermanlab)  Instagram

    • 34 min
    1849: Ways to Build Muscle With Minimal Equipment, the Best Way to Track Progress in the Gym, Using a Deload Week to Build More Muscle & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1849: Ways to Build Muscle With Minimal Equipment, the Best Way to Track Progress in the Gym, Using a Deload Week to Build More Muscle & 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 easy way to lose weight, drink a gallon of water every single day! (2:47) Being socially aware and saying less. (9:17) Sal recommends the Golden Era of Bodybuilding on YouTube. (16:46) Why Justin is a little disappointed with the Star Wars franchise as of late. (21:45) How the crypto/NFT craze resembles the dot-com bubble. (22:51) The guy’s favorite Vuori summer styles. (27:18) PT-141 makes you horny. (30:58) How Public Goods is comparable in price or cheaper, refills that save you money directly to your door! (33:38) Ranking the countries that pollute the ocean with the most plastics. (35:07) What culture has the best bodybuilding food? (41:23) #ListenerLive question #1 - How important is a deloading phase in a fitness program? (43:23) #ListenerLive question #2 - What is a reasonable timetable for muscle building or body fat percentage change? (57:06) #ListenerLive question #3 - What is your nutrition advice for a client who is trying to lose weight, following my meal plan, but not seeing results? (1:05:05) #ListenerLive question #4 - Is it possible to continue to build muscle in the lower body with light weights? (1:18:40) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com Visit Vuori Clothing for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Visit Public Goods for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase** Special Launch: MAPS Cardio, plus two special e-books for $77! (Ends 7/3) **Promo code CARDIOSPECIAL at checkout** Visit Drink LMNT for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Golden Era Of Bodybuilding - Documentary - YouTube Albert Beckles Obi-Wan Kenobi | Disney+ Originals Dot-com bubble - Wikipedia MP Hormones PT-141 | Review of Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, and More Ranking the Countries that Pollute the Oceans With the Most Plastics Visit LivON Labs for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Effects of periodic and continued resistance training on muscle CSA and strength in previously untrained men Prime Bundle | MAPS Fitness Products Why The Scale Is Not Always The Best Way To Measure Progress – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1245: Why Meal Plans Suck Mind Pump #1847: Five Reasons Your Fat Loss Has Stalled Mind Pump #1830: Five Steps To Determine Your Ideal Caloric Intake MAPS Suspension Training Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Bear Grylls (@beargrylls)  Instagram Dexter “The Blade” Jackson (@mrolympia08)  Instagram Eugene Teo (@coacheugeneteo)  Instagram Rad Dad (@raddad)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 25 min
    1848: The Importance of Protein Quality vs. Quantity, How to Choose a New Gym, the Effect of TRT on Fat Loss & More

    1848: The Importance of Protein Quality vs. Quantity, How to Choose a New Gym, the Effect of TRT on Fat Loss & More

    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: For more stamina, the best time to do cardio is at the BEGINNING of your workout. If you want more strength, lift weights FIRST. (3:27) Letting things go in pursuit of your true passion. (6:23) The pros and cons of technological advancements. (20:06) It’s about the little things in life. (23:31) Justin’s visit to cheese haven! (25:37) Cockroaches are becoming almost impossible to kill. (31:32) Super Gonorrhea is a thing. (32:25) How oils from plants can protect your body from harmful bacteria. (33:34) Mind Pump’s favorite flavor of Organifi protein powder. (35:21) A couple of communist jokes from Sal. (36:42) Busting the mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle. (37:18) Mind Pump’s favorite/most embarrassing snacks they ate as kids. (39:25) #Quah question #1 - Does it matter where I get my protein as long as I get enough per day? (44:31) #Quah question #2 - What are the major factors you consider when looking for a new gym? (51:00) #Quah question #3 - What’s a good body fat percentage for a woman bulking? (55:49) #Quah question #4 - How does TRT affect fat loss diets considering extra water retention, etc.? (59:40) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit Caldera Lab for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code MINDPUMP at checkout** Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** Special Launch: MAPS Cardio, plus two special e-books for $77! (Ends 7/3) **Promo code CARDIOSPECIAL at checkout** June Promotion: Shredded Summer Bundle or MAPS HIIT 50% off! **Promo code JUNE50 at checkout** Beyond 2000 - Official Channel - YouTube JRE#1828 Michio Kaku Scientists craft living human skin for robots -- ScienceDaily Casu marzu: The world's 'most dangerous' cheese Cockroaches are becoming immune to insecticides. New Super Gonorrhea Strain Detected, Causes Sexually Transmitted Infection In Austrian Man Bermuda Triangle is no mystery, ocean scientist explains What are the doldrums? - National Ocean Service Visit Oli Pop for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout for 15% off your first order** The Myth of Optimal Protein Intake – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1220: The 4 Best Sources Of Protein How Your Genetics Influence Your Muscle Building Potential – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1565: Why Women Should Bulk MP Hormones Mind Pump Hormones Facebook Private Forum Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources

    • 1 hr 5 min
    1847: Five Reasons Your Fat Loss Has Stalled

    1847: Five Reasons Your Fat Loss Has Stalled

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss 5 Reasons Your Fat Loss Has Stalled and What You Can Do About It
    Weight/fat loss plateaus are somewhat normal, but they DO NOT have to stick around forever! Often times there are a few things you have to do to get the fat/weight loss moving in the right direction again. (2:31) Understanding the mental gymnastics your clients go through. (6:35) 5 Reasons Your Fat Loss Has Stalled and What You Can Do About It. #1 - Calories are too high (track, build muscle, look at weekends). (10:56) #2 - Calories are too low. (19:16) #3 - Workout needs to change (change phases, add or reduce volume). (27:16) #4 - Need a break for recovery, weight loss, not fat loss (de-load, take a week to eat more). (32:13) #5 - Poor health (prioritize health, sleep routine, nutrient deficiencies, libido). (37:21) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit PRx Performance for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Special Launch: MAPS Cardio, plus two special e-books for $77! (Ends 7/3) **Promo code CARDIOSPECIAL at checkout** June Promotion: Shredded Summer Bundle or MAPS HIIT 50% off! **Promo code JUNE50 at checkout** What Makes Tracking Macronutrients Effective - Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1830: Five Steps To Determine Your Ideal Caloric Intake 3 Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Trying to Lose Weight – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1027: 3 Steps To Speed Up Your Metabolism Mind Pump #1630: Ten Ways To Break Through A Plateau Mind Pump #1345: 6 Ways To Optimize Sleep For Faster Muscle Gain And Fat Loss MP Holistic Health Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Dr. Stephen Cabral (@stephencabral)  Instagram

    • 41 min

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