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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

    • Fitness
    • 4.8 • 6.2K 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 @mindpumpradio, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and on Facebook at mindpumpshow. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at www.mindpumpmedia.com

    1409: How Skipping Isolation Exercises Can Build More Muscle, the Best Sources of Carbs, Learning from Failure & More

    1409: How Skipping Isolation Exercises Can Build More Muscle, the Best Sources of Carbs, Learning from Failure & More

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about doing only compound exercises and skipping isolation exercises to build muscle, the best sources of carbs, overweight professional athletes, and the times they failed as a personal trainer or leader. 
    Justin’s collagen legs. (4:28) Sal’s big scare. (5:09) Was Adam’s shadow banned on Instagram? (7:39) Social media is in hot water. (11:21) Updates on baby Di Stefano. (16:04) Adam is bulking on Magic Spoon. (18:47) Sal is thiccc. (22:47) The Iranian Hulk and other anomalies of strength. (24:04) Behind the scenes of the #DILF video series. (32:36) Doug’s Zbiotics story for the ages. (36:30) Argentina becomes the first nation to approve GMO wheat. (39:40) #Quah question #1 – Is it ok to only do compound exercises like bent over rows, chest press, squats, etc.? And leave out isolation exercises like bicep curls, tricep extensions, etc.? (44:10) #Quah question #2 – What are the best sources of carbs? (48:43) #Quah question #3 – I see a lot of professional athletes, mostly baseball players, that are overweight. Would those players be able to increase their athletic abilities by dropping body fat or is there an advantage to packing on extra weight? (53:52) #Quah question #4 – Was there ever a time you felt you failed as a personal trainer or as a leader? What did you learn from it, and how did your life change? (1:01:56) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    October Special: MAPS Anabolic and No BS 6-Pack Formula No Safe Spaces Expose social-media censorship MAGA world, GOP unite on social-media bias after Hunter Biden story Visit Magic Spoon for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Meet the ‘Iranian Hulk,’ the laughably huge 24-year-old powerlifter Brad Castleberry on fake weight accusations: “I don’t care. I take it as a compliment.” Visit ZBiotics for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Argentina first nation to OK drought-resistant GMO wheat, farm industry balks October Promotion: ALL MAPS Products 50% off!! **Promo code “OCTOBER50” at checkout** Joe Rogan Experience #1551 - Paul Saladino The One Minute Manager Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    The Iranian Hulk (@sajadgharibiofficial)  Instagram Brad Castleberry (@bradcastleberry)  Instagram Joe De Sena (@realjoedesena)  Instagram Paul Saladino (@carnivoremd)  Instagram Aaron Donald (@aarondonald99)  Instagram Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma)  Instagram John Gottman

    • 1 hr 20 min
    1408: Building a Great Body Using Only Isolation Movements, Correcting a Weak Upper Back, the Advantages of Mini-Cuts & Mini-Bulks Vs. Longer Ones & More

    1408: Building a Great Body Using Only Isolation Movements, Correcting a Weak Upper Back, the Advantages of Mini-Cuts & Mini-Bulks Vs. Longer Ones & More

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the advantages of using compound lifts when one can build a good looking body with isolation movements, what causes the small muscles in the upper back and the rotator cuff not to strengthen, how mini bulks and cuts compare to traditional 3-month intervals of bulking and leaning out, and thoughts on Gymshark sponsoring gamers.
    Annoying things with Mind Pump. (5:32) How pregnant women get treated VERY differently in society, tips to get out of traffic tickets & MORE. (17:34) The many charlatans in the biohacking space and how Ben Greenfield stands above the crowd. (22:30) Mind Pump Recommends, No Safe Spaces. (28:23) Monopoly, teaching kids how to invest since 1935. (34:32) The Andrews versus the raccoon. (36:34) ButcherBox lovers, make sure to check their add-ons! (38:26) Understanding the value of money. (39:47) Weird News with Sal. (43:20) Studies with Sal. (45:35) Conspiracy Theory Corner with Mind Pump. (50:05) The impact of glyphosates on the microbiome and what Mind Pump’s sponsor Organifi is doing to combat that. (52:02) #Quah question #1 – Why should I do compound lifts when I can build a good looking body with isolation movements? (56:19) #Quah question #2 - What causes the small muscles in your upper back and rotator cuff not to strengthen, resulting in shoulder pain? (1:02:53) #Quah question #3 – How do mini bulks and cuts compare to traditional 3-month intervals of bulking and leaning out? (1:10:22) #Quah question #4 – What do you think about Gymshark now sponsoring gamers? (1:14:41) Related Links/Products Mentioned
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    1407: Build Amazing Shoulders With These 10 Forgotten Exercises

    1407: Build Amazing Shoulders With These 10 Forgotten Exercises

    In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten ways you can build impressive shoulders using exercises that very few people do.
    Why shoulders are the most sought out body part to develop. (2:15) A moment that changed the game for Adam. (4:30) The importance of having healthy shoulders. (8:05) How Sal was motivated by negative feedback to train properly. (12:00) The 10 Forgotten Exercises to Build Amazing Shoulders. (13:44) Prime and mobilize first. (14:50) #1 – Handcuff with rotation. (19:07) #2 – Loaded heart swing with Indian clubs or kettlebell halos. (20:00) #3 – Overhead carry. (23:19) #4 – Kettlebell bottoms-up press. (26:58) #5 – High pulls. (30:12) #6 – Hang clean to a press. (33:19) #7 – Z press. (34:32) #8 – Alternating shoulder press. (36:53) #9 – Incline lateral raise. (41:18) #10 – Reverse fly. (45:12) How to incorporate these into your routine TODAY! (47:53) Related Links/Products Mentioned
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    • 50 min
    1406: The Fat Burning Effect of Building Muscle, How to Get Better at Dips, Finding Your Perfect Squat Depth & More

    1406: The Fat Burning Effect of Building Muscle, How to Get Better at Dips, Finding Your Perfect Squat Depth & More

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether there is such a thing as too deep of a squat, tips for dips, how many calories a pound of muscle actually burns, and whether you can eat as much healthy whole food as you want and not gain fat.
    Mind Pump Recommends, Stay Here on Netflix. (7:00) The importance of having your money make money for you. (12:27) Sleepless nights with Mind Pump. (20:36) The first OnlyFans University has opened! (23:10) When to have the “sex talk” with your kids. (26:50) The alarming and dangerous conversations on Facebook. (32:22) Mind Pump Recommends, Impact Theory conversation with Vusi Thembekwayo. (34:38) Blue light blocking glasses and the impact they have on your sleep. (41:47) Sal loves martial arts. (43:40) Public Goods, quality at wholesale prices. (45:21) Lego making their case to lower their carbon footprint. (47:24) #Quah question #1 – Is there such a thing as too deep of a squat? Or is it only limited by one’s mobility? (50:39) #Quah question #2 – Can you provide tips for dips? (56:06) #Quah question #3 – On a recent episode, you guys talked about how a pound of muscle burns approximately 50 extra calories, but I recently read that this is a myth and that a pound of muscle only burns 7-15 calories. Can you clarify which is true? (1:01:50) #Quah question #4 – Some people claim calories in versus calories out, is what determines fat gain. While others say if you eat healthy whole foods, no matter how much you eat, you will not gain fat. What is your take on this? (1:09:34) Related Links/Products Mentioned
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    1405: How to Get One Million Followers With Brendan Kane

    1405: How to Get One Million Followers With Brendan Kane

    In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak about how to grab people's attention and build a social media following with author Brendan Kane.
    Why you have to have a hook to get someone to stop. (3:47) Content is king. (7:44) The formula behind the hook. (9:50)  The misconception if you have one million followers you have millions of dollars. (24:40) How to understand the difference between what people want and what people need.  (27:53) New Media versus Old Media. How to win attention. (31:25) When you are looking to scale, go where the traffic is, don’t create it from scratch. (34:00) The power of brand advocates. (37:16) The strengths and weaknesses of each social platform. (38:50)  Dissecting the Mind Pump advertising strategy. (44:40) The BIG tradeoff between motivation and action taking place. (48:50)  The potential of podcasts. (54:33)  Understanding that people perceive the world in different ways. (1:03:12) Why he believes Facebook will never die. (1:06:15) The most common mistakes content creators make. (1:09:28) The psychology behind elections and social media. (1:12:20) How communication is math. (1:20:09) The characteristics of the “perfect” client. (1:21:45) Why he likes to help people grow. (1:24:01) Can you grab attention and can you maintain it? (1:26:10) Featured Guest/People mentioned
    Brendan Kane (@brendankane)  Instagram Brendan Kane Website Brendan Kane Hook Point Brendan Kane One Million Followers Ryan Higa (@notryanhiga) Instagram Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) Instagram BJ Fogg, PhD (@bjfogg) Instagram Katie Couric (@katiecouric)  Instagram Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) Instagram Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee)  Instagram  
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    1404: The Importance of Hand Position When Exercising the Triceps, What to Do If You Are Always Hungry, the Fallacy That Partial Reps Help Save Joints & More

    1404: The Importance of Hand Position When Exercising the Triceps, What to Do If You Are Always Hungry, the Fallacy That Partial Reps Help Save Joints & More

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the advantages of using a supinated grip over a pronated grip for tricep exercises, the validity of training with partial reps or a limited range of motion to save joints, strategies to deal with a big appetite, and the pros & cons of chiropractic care.
    Mind Pump’s favorite comic book heroes and villains. (4:38) Mind Pump reminisces on their childhood collections. (7:30) Wild wildlife stories with Mind Pump. (14:43) Qantas Airways ‘flight to nowhere’. (21:26) Mind Pump’s Halloween plans. (25:10) Welcome back Mind Pump sponsor Caldera! (26:05) Predictions for the US election. (29:21) Fun Facts with Justin: Do you believe in superstitions? (33:10) Get your own Pluto Pillow! (38:25) Strange Science with Sal. (40:30) Kids will blow your mind! (43:03) Mind Pump Investments. (46:19) #Quah question #1 – When is it more advantageous to use a supinated grip over a pronated grip for tricep exercises? It’s obviously risker when doing exercises like skull crushers, but does it hit the tri’s at a different angle? (48:23) #Quah question #2 – What would you tell a client who was told they only have to train with partial reps or a limited range of motion to save joints? (54:03) #Quah question #3 – I have a big appetite and I always feel hungry. What are some strategies you have used to help? Are there foods you have used to hack big appetites? (1:00:25) #Quah question #4 – There is a lot of skepticism on chiropractic therapy and its origins. What are your opinions and do you think it helps? (1:04:56) Related Links/Products Mentioned
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    • 1 hr 14 min

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Jesssicaa P ,

Using resistance bands when squatting

Hi guys, great podcast. I have listened to this podcast in the morning on days that I was not motivated to workout, just by listening my perspective will change and I will be excited to workout that day. I did insta message this question to you but I will also post it here:

What is your opinion on using resistance bands while squatting? I have flat feet so I naturally pronate, I would use the band as a reminder to force my knees out and away. But someone told me it was bad because you are training your muscles to be reliant on that “help”.

By the way, I am 23 and I played soccer at the DII level in college. I have been working out since I was 13 years old (weight lifting) and naturally have strong legs — not sure if that makes a difference for answering this question.

Jess

Cp.3.o ,

Amazing fitness advice, but SO much more!

I have been a diehard listener for at least 4 years. I began listening because of my love of fitness, but I have continued listening because these four men are straight up, well spoken, entertaining, and hilarious. It’s one of the best parts of my day to hear Sal, Adam and Justin’s take in on social and political issues, current events in their lives and fitness trends. They speak their mind with an amazing ability to be honest but not insulting. It is obvious that they are educated, love what they do, and also truly respect each other. I have been lucky enough to have my QUAH answered on the show a few years back which was such a cool experience. This show is a must in my daily routine!! If you want a show that keeps you up to date on interesting events, studies and fitness information but without the super heavy and negative feel of most daily news shows, this one is perfect for you.

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Not Your Average Fitness Podcast for the Average Joe

The MindPump squad provides great advice and knowledge for anyone interested in fitness. These guys come from different backgrounds with unique views on health and performance. Take their more than 60 years of fitness experience to start off so far ahead of the average gym goer. Take a listen and don’t just skip to the question portion of each podcast or you will miss Justin’s crazy conspiracy theories, Adam’s encounter with a bear in Truckee, and Sal’s periodic updates on becoming a new (old) dad.

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