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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 • 10.7K 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

    2381: The Truth About Eating Protein After Working Out, How to Cut Back on Training Without Sacrificing Results, Ways to Build Muscle as a Long Distance Runner & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    2381: The Truth About Eating Protein After Working Out, How to Cut Back on Training Without Sacrificing Results, Ways to Build Muscle as a Long Distance Runner & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.
    Mind Pump Fit Tip: Is ‘cozy cardio’ valuable? (2:40)
    Max’s first experience at Universal Studios. (13:06)
    Embracing the moment and being patient as a parent. (19:06)
    An unregulated and wild weekend with the Andrews. (25:26)
    The Simpsons has always been edgy. (28:12)
    Fireworks and crowds. (29:48)
    Erroring with caution being a fitness fanatic around your kids. (31:47)
    Phases of life with your children. (36:27)
    Navigating challenging your ideas with your kids. (40:04)
    What you do is WAY more impactful than what you say. (47:01)
    Brilliant capitalism. (49:28)
    Cannabis is NOT so taboo anymore. (50:33)
    The chemistry and serendipity of Mind Pump Media. (55:57)
    Shout out to the NCI x Mind Pump Tahoe Event! (59:27)
    #ListenerLive question #1 - I have important questions about the MAPS Muscle Mommy program. Please help! (1:03:01)
    #ListenerLive question #2 - Is there something I can do to grow the inside of my legs and get more definition? (1:18:02)
    #ListenerLive question #3 - What are your thoughts on the importance of having protein right after a workout? (1:31:32)
    #ListenerLive question #4 - If I were to return to rowing, what would you advise for suggested time off? (1:35:58)
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    Mind Pump #2220: How To Stay Consistent With Your Workouts
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    Mind Pump #1507: Everything You Need To Know About Steroids With John Romano
    What to know about cannabis consumption at California State Fair
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    Mind Pump #1080: 21 Commandments Of Gym Etiquette
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    2380: Six Huge TRT Mistakes

    2380: Six Huge TRT Mistakes

    The scary/disturbing decline of males’ testosterone levels. (1:09)
    6 Huge TRT Mistakes
    #1 - No change in lifestyle. (6:02)
    #2 - Adding training volume. (10:40)
    #3 - No focus on mobility training. (13:55)
    #4 - Masking poor health signals. (18:42)
    #5 - Inconsistent dosing. (22:17)
    #6 - More is not better. (25:44)
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    Mind Pump #1230: Surviving & Thriving In A Toxic World With Max Lugavere
    Mind Pump #2245: Fix Your Sleep & Balance Your Hormones With Dr. Kirk Parsley
    Mind Pump #1547: The Hidden Benefits Of Lifting Weights
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    • 26 min
    2379: What to Do When Muscle Growth is Slow, Avoiding Muscle Loss When Cutting, Tips for Strength Training After Age 60 & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    2379: What to Do When Muscle Growth is Slow, Avoiding Muscle Loss When Cutting, Tips for Strength Training After Age 60 & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.
    Mind Pump Fit Tip: One more reason you should lift weights. (1:53)
    Sierra Mist vs. Cierra Mistt. (12:36)
    The podcast rush. (17:06)
    Podcasting 101. (21:51)
    Lessons learned from nearly a decade of podcasting. (26:16)
    Becoming more ‘unplugged’. (40:51)
    The most brilliant thing Adam has ever said! (50:35)
    Shout out to the NCI x Mind Pump Tahoe Event! (54:22)
    #ListenerLive question #1 – I’m a lifting newbie who has been consistent for about 8 months, but am not seeing as much progress as I would like. Am I doing something wrong or is it really this slow? (55:33)
    #ListenerLive question #2 - I’m hoping you guys can help me figure out what could have caused such a drastic single-body test? (1:16:22)
    #ListenerLive question #3 – How can I program my strength training workouts to enhance my athletic performance without overtraining? But also, putting in many hours of MMA training as an MMA fighter. (1:28:55)
    #ListenerLive question #4 – Any long-term advice/strategies for training for the next decade? (1:39:26)
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    Mind Pump #1197: Four Steps To Creating A Successful Podcast
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    Inflight ‘raw dogging’: The bizarre new travel trend that’s creating a buzz
    NCI x Mind Pump 2 Day Truckee Experience
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    Mind Pump #1565: Why Women Should Bulk
    Mind Pump #1927: Performance Training Secrets From A Top NBA Trainer With Cory Schlesinger
    Mind Pump #2255: The Smart Way To Improve Speed, Power, & Performance With Brian Kula
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    Mind Pump #2230: How To Optimize Your Training, Diet & Lifestyle After Age 40
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    2378: How to Minimize Fat Gain When Reverse Dieting, the Truth About Exercise Snacks, Kickstarting Growth in Stubborn Arms & More

    2378: How to Minimize Fat Gain When Reverse Dieting, the Truth About Exercise Snacks, Kickstarting Growth in Stubborn Arms & 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 exercise that you suck the most at is where all the gains are! (2:01)
    Adam’s embarrassing bowling injury. (12:23)
    Putting the chicken nuggets from Butcher Box through the ultimate test! (19:35)
    I got my friends back! (24:14)
    When your AI clone goes dark. (29:30)
    Speculating on the future of education. (30:57)
    The human nature learning curve of adopting AI. (34:08)
    Cool technology. (42:37)
    Weighing the pros and cons of assisted suicide. (44:26)
    Making your property a cemetery. (49:23)
    USA’s football blunder. (53:49)
    Is Pat McAfee a sore loser? (56:41)
    Shout out to the NCI x Mind Pump Tahoe Event! (59:44)
    #Quah question #1 - How do you determine that you have spent enough time building muscle and will have something to reveal once you go into a deficit? Do you base it on time spent building or weight gain or something else? (1:02:04)
    #Quah question #2 - Can you reverse diet after a show without putting on insane amounts of body fat? (1:06:39)
    #Quah question #3 - What's your take on exercise snacks? Besides pull-ups and pushups, what other exercises are great to do during your breaks? (1:10:15)
    #Quah question #4 - I’ve tried for 2 years to build the inner part of my bicep and nothing seems to work. When my arms are down to their sides, the part of the bicep that rests against my body looks awful! I work out 4x a week, and could lose 8-10 lbs. so nothing drastic…. I hate that part of my arms and I cover them up even in this heat. HELP! I want to go sleeveless! (1:14:20)
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    2377: The 4 Most Valuable Supplements Everyone Should Take

    2377: The 4 Most Valuable Supplements Everyone Should Take

    The 4 Most Valuable Supplements Everyone Should Take
    Supplements DON’T come close to what proper diet, sleep, and lifestyle can do for you. (1:18)
    Personal stories and experiences. (3:57)
    The 4 Most Valuable Supplements Everyone Should Take
    #1 - Multivitamin. (8:13)
    #2 - Protein powder. (13:27)
    #3 - Electrolytes (if you consume whole food/low carb diet) (16:52)
    #4 – Creatine. (22:06)
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    Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults: When to Test and How to Treat
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    • 29 min
    2376: How to Activate Your Butt for Bigger Gains, the Best Way to Train as a Teenager, How to Come Off of a GLP-1 & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    2376: How to Activate Your Butt for Bigger Gains, the Best Way to Train as a Teenager, How to Come Off of a GLP-1 & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show.
    Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the BIGGEST mistakes people make when trying to bring up a lagging body part. (2:30)
    Adam’s a BIG golf guy. (11:43)
    The insanity of politics. (18:50)
    Using the GHK-CU peptide to heal the skin. (26:56)
    The Brain Blend from Ned: A nice clean, euphoric feeling. (28:21)
    Mind Pump cashing in on GLP-1s? (29:21)
    Fun Facts with Justin: The ultimate time-share scam! (36:45)
    Adam’s dream house. (38:54)
    Why are Sal’s daughters so violent with him? (40:14)
    Vacation recap. (41:42)
    It pays to write your own shit! (54:39)
    Shout out to the NCI x Mind Pump Tahoe Event! (59:08)
    #ListenerLive question #1 - I'm having the hardest time finding moves that activate my core and butt better.  Any advice? (1:01:37)
    #ListenerLive question #2 - Do you have any tips or advice on how to navigate being a father and a trainer? (1:14:27)
    #ListenerLive question #3 - Teens usually overtrain & I've seen fellow teenagers take it to failure. They have physiques that are impressive for their age, but I’m wondering if it could be genetics or their training volume? (1:29:45)
    #ListenerLive question #4 - How to transition off of Semaglutide? (1:43:36)
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    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10.7K Ratings

10.7K Ratings

Lizzabam ,

Episode 133 promised a “naked picture of Adam T shirt”

I’ve been listening since 2017 and have been “back-listening” to episodes and episode 133 said to write a review to get a shirt but SPECIFIED a ‘naked picture of Adam shirt’ so is that viable?
“We need to make a onesie”- Doug, circa 2015, maybe

anyway, here’s a 5-star review for my fave show

Mrsgibby22 ,

Best Podcast!

My husband introduced me to Mind Pump, he has really enjoyed it. I recently started commuting an hour to and from work and this is ALL I listen to! I love that a variety of topics are covered. I love their humor. I really appreciate their knowledge on the subjects they discuss! My husband and I have bought a couple programs as well and I'm loving MAPS 15!!! I'm seeing changes. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to more episodes!

Emmmyv ,

👍🏽

Been trying to find a podcast that’s educational and interesting and funny. This definitely does keep me intrigued and learning. I love it.

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