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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
    • 4.8 • 8.6K 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

    1881: The Two Exercise Workout, How to Train After an Injury, Ways to Tell if You Are Overtraining & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1881: The Two Exercise Workout, How to Train After an Injury, Ways to Tell if You Are Overtraining & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.
    Mind Pump Fit Tip: BY FAR, the BEST way to strengthen your bones is to LIFT WEIGHTS! (4:06) A reflection of the general state of how our country views obesity. (15:26) How our leadership set us up for failure. (19:17) Hot August Nights adventures. (21:59) Becoming more socially aware. (31:52) When a haircut goes wrong. (34:56) Who makes themselves their own baseball card?! (39:58) Red-light therapy is going mainstream! (42:20) Beyond Meat is tanking! (45:20) Butcher Box has brought back BACON FOR LIFE! (51:50) Jen Cohen is a badass! (53:05) How the internet ruins EVERYTHING! (54:53) #ListenerLive question #1 - Is there ever a time you’d recommend abandoning a program entirely while you’re in the middle of it? (59:30) #ListenerLive question #2 - Is a cut a good time to learn a new skill like Muay Thai or Olympic lifting? (1:10:35) #ListenerLive question #3 - As a trained individual coming off an injury, how do you resist the urge that says “I know I can handle more” when returning to full body training and splits? (1:20:51) #ListenerLive question #4 - Is there an exercise that targets the "anterior chain" of muscles? (1:29:26) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com Visit Joovv for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Visit Butcher Box for this month’s exclusive Mind Pump offer! August Special: MAPS STARTER value $97 or PRIME PRO BUNDLE value $197 you get it for HALF OFF!!! **Promo Code AUGUST50 at checkout** Self-reported Resistance Training Is Associated With Better HR-pQCT–derived Bone Microarchitecture in Vegan People Bill Maher Rails on Obesity and 'Body Positivity' Calling it a Catastrophe Menstrual changes after Covid vaccines may be far more common than previously known 1 injured after vehicle overturns on Interstate 80, delays on westbound lanes Mark Zuckerberg 1992 Signed Baseball Card Sale | HYPEBEAST What is Red Light Therapy: Benefits, Side Effects & More | Glamour Mind Pump #1875: Tainted Science with Max Lugavere Beyond Meat sales drop as fast-food trials flop; McDonald’s is ‘McDone’ with plant burger Seagulls will not blow up if they eat Alka-Seltzer Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** Mind Pump #1142: Nine Signs You Are Overtraining MAPS Symmetry How Do I Choose The Right Weight? (LIFT RESPONSIBLY) – Mind Pump TV Mind Pump #1240: The Muscle Building & Fat Burning Effects Of Oly Lifting With Sonny Webster MAPS Strong Mind Pump TV - YouTube Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Vicki Reynolds (@vicki__reynolds)  Instagram Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere)  Instagram Jen Cohen (@therealjencohen)  Instagram Sonny Webster (@sonnywebstergb)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 33 min
    1880: The Value of Bodybuilding Knowledge With Kris Gethin

    1880: The Value of Bodybuilding Knowledge With Kris Gethin

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Kris Gethin, fitness entrepreneur and former editor-in-chief for bodybuilding.com.
    His interesting story of how he got into the fitness space. (2:47) It doesn’t matter if you’re a good therapist, it MATTERS if you’re a good salesperson. (7:12) If you want to make money, DO NOT open a gym. (9:41) His introduction into the Indian market and the massive opportunities there. (11:33) A look behind the curtain of the decline of bodybuilding.com. (20:21) A conversation on the current state of bodybuilding. (29:47) The value of getting back to the basics. (35:46) Does social media play an influence on the sport? (39:24) His favorite and least favorite parts of bodybuilding. (41:57) The importance of giving back and taking what he learned from bodybuilding into his daily practices. (45:00) How having structure creates discipline. (50:33) Where does his business acumen come from? (54:58) The progression and future of the supplement industry. (57:25) Is it a myth that the biggest bodybuilders are taking anabolics? (1:10:04) The oura of intensity. (1:13:01) His views on hormone replacement therapy. (1:17:28) The pivotal moments in his training career. (1:20:12) 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! Body By Design: The Complete 12-Week Plan to Transform Your Body Forever – Book by Kris Gethin All Girls Orphanage - Future Generation International Missions Inc. Bodybuilding.com The Warrior Diet: Switch on Your Biological Powerhouse For High Energy, Explosive Strength, and a Leaner, Harder Body Bev Francis Body Builder The Resistance Training Revolution – Book by Sal Di Stefano Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! Visit Drink LMNT for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Semaglutide - Wikipedia MP Hormones Mind Pump Hormones Facebook Private Forum Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources Featured Guest/People Mentioned
    Kris Gethin (@krisgethin)  Instagram Hunter Labrada IFBB Pro (@hunterlabrada)  Instagram Dorian Yates (@thedorianyates)  Instagram Ronnie Coleman (@ronniecoleman8)  Instagram Danny Hester (@dannyhester)  Instagram Lee Priest (@leepriestofficial72)  Instagram Branch Warren (@thebranchwarren)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 25 min
    1879: Improving Results in the Gym By Doing Less, Tips for Correcting Mid-Back Pain, Training for Bodybuilding & Martial Arts at the Same Time & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1879: Improving Results in the Gym By Doing Less, Tips for Correcting Mid-Back Pain, Training for Bodybuilding & Martial Arts at the Same Time & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.
    Mind Pump Fit Tip: Some of the BEST things you can do to BRING UP a lagging body part is to START your workout with an isolation exercise. (3:04) Is the Earth spinning faster? (13:34) Where does the southern stereotype come from? (17:50) Teacher/student sexual relations, the age of consent, and age gaps in relationships. (21:32) Blue light before bed for your children. (30:25) Magic Spoon is making MOVES! (34:05) An interview with Joe De Sena from Spartan Race. They discuss a special cause that Mind Pump is going to be a part of, the Ultra Race Championships in Tahoe, the current state of Spartan, and the importance of practicing hard shit. (40:10) #ListenerLive question #1 - How do you recover from excessive binging after a bikini competition, and how do you handle weak leptin/ghrelin signals post-show or diet? (1:01:38) #ListenerLive question #2 - Is it possible to train Jiu Jitsu while competing in bodybuilding? (1:20:01) #ListenerLive question #3 - How do I prevent injury, strengthen, and mobilize my intercostal muscles in my mid-upper back? (1:34:55) #ListenerLive question #4 - How do I program 3 full-body workouts a week, while also making it to the gym 5-6 days a week without overtraining? (1:42:57) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com Visit Felix Gray for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Visit Magic Spoon for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! August Special: TOP SELLING PROGRAMS COMBINED FOR ONLY $99.99! Mind Pump x Spartan Championships , Use code Give-mindpump Mind Pump #1745: How To Pack On Muscle To Your Lagging/Stubborn Body Parts Earth is spinning faster than ever, scientists say no cause for concern How a Worm Gave the South a Bad Name | NOVA | PBS #1850 - Whitney Cummings - The Joe Rogan Experience Former Texas teacher gets 60 days in jail for sexual relations with underage student Children under the age of 10 who get less than nine hours of sleep each night develop less brain matter - and are more likely to suffer from mental health and memory issues, study finds Visit Path Water for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code “mindpump” at checkout for the discount** No Retreat: Business Bootcamp Visit Drink LMNT for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! The Best Way to Breathe For Maximum Power & Strength (Ben Pollack) | MIND PUMP TV Mind Pump #1822: Wim Hof On How To Control Your Immune System With Breathwork MAPS Macro Calculator Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Dane Cook (@danecook)  Instagram Dr. Rhonda Patrick (@foundmyfitness)  Instagram Joe De Sena (@realjoedesena)  Instagram Shannon West (@shanwestfit)  Instagram Ben Pollack, Ph.D. (@phdeadlift)  Instagram Wim Hof (@iceman_hof)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 54 min
    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

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