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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 • 6.7K 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 @mindpumpradio, @mindpumpsal, @mindpumpadam, @mindpumpjustin & @mindpumpdoug and on Facebook at mindpumpshow. Get expertly programmed Mind Pump training protocols at www.mindpumpmedia.com

    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
    April Specials: MAPS Anabolic or Shredded Summer Bundle 50% off!  **Promo code “APRILSPECIAL” at checkout** Average IQ by State 2021 - World Population Review Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy Visit Public Goods for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase** Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race Uber CEO Says Company Might Get Into Cannabis Delivery Business If Federal Laws Change J&J coronavirus vaccine pause hurts its reputation Only the VACCINATED will be saved? Confusion after St. Vincent PM says only those with Covid jab can flee VOLCANO on cruise ships Domino's is launching autonomous pizza delivery with a tiny self-driving car Skitching - Wikipedia Skitchin' - Wikipedia NCI Certifications x Mind Pump Mind Pump #1492: Five Things To Look For In An Online Coach With Jason Phillips How to do a Proper Kettlebell Swing (Don't Make THIS Mistake!!) How To Overhead Press with Kettlebells | Mind Pump Kettlebells For Aesthetics - Mind Pump Media How To Do A Kettlebell Half Kneeling Windmill Press | FREE Shoulder Growth Guide Enter the Kettlebell!: Strength Secret of the Soviet Supermen MAPS Starter | MAPS Fitness Products - Mind Pump Media How Should You Approach Your Postpartum Fitness? - Mind Pump Blog MAPS Prime Pro Webinar Ramadan - Wikipedia MAPS Fitness Prime Pro - Mind Pump Media Mind Pump #1240: The Muscle Building & Fat Burning Effects Of Oly Lifting With Sonny Webster Build Your Core Strength with the Hollow Body Tension Movement Mind Pump #1435: How To Kick Your Sugar Addiction In 5 Simple Steps Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Ben Pollack, Ph.D. (@phdeadlift)  Instagram Jason Phillips (@jasonphillipsisnutrition)  Instagram Sonny Webster (@sonnywebstergb)  Instagram

    • 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
    April Specials: MAPS Anabolic or Shredded Summer Bundle 50% off!  **Promo code “APRILSPECIAL” at checkout** Monetary Theory Definition - investopedia.com Mind Pump #1270: Peter Schiff On The Post COVID-19 Economy & How To Thrive Number of U.S. properties bought by Chinese 2020 Tonal, the at-home fitness company backed by Amazon, hits $1.6 billion valuation on new funding round, readies for IPO Steak-umm's Twitter Account Feuds With Neil deGrasse Tyson Over Science: 'Log Off Bro' Visit Caldera Lab for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code “mindpump” at checkout for the discount** Do Redheads Need More Anesthesia Than Others Non-drug therapies as good as or better than drugs for treating depression in people with dementia Will Smith Pulls Production of Upcoming Movie Emancipation from Georgia Over Restrictive Voting Law Dr. Seuss Wrote 'Green Eggs and Ham' on a Bet Pentagon confirms leaked video of UFO ‘buzzing’ Navy warships is genuine The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast - Season 4 Episode 13: Jocko Willink Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code “mindpump” at checkout* Best Workout Routine for Guys Who Can't Put on Muscle – Mind Pump Blog MAPS Fitness Prime Pro | Muscle Adaptation Programming System MAPS Prime Pro Webinar Mind Pump #1435: How To Kick Your Sugar Addiction In 5 Simple Steps Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Mike Matthews (@muscleforlifefitness)  Instagram Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) on Twitter Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310)  Instagram Connor Murphy (@connormurphyofficial)  Instagram Jordan B. Peterson (@jordan.b.peterson)  Instagram Jocko Willink (@jockowillink)  Instagram Jim Stoppani, PhD (@jimstoppani)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 11 min
    1532: How to Become the Strongest Guy (or Gal) in Your Local Gym

    1532: How to Become the Strongest Guy (or Gal) in Your Local Gym

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin break down six things you can do to build more strength.
    The transformation Adam experienced focusing on strength and the mistakes made only training for aesthetics. (1:50) The beauty of strength. (7:34) Don’t fall victim to subpar programming. (10:18) 6 Ways to Become the Strongest Guy (or Gal) in Your Local Gym. #1 – Master the technique of the 5 big lifts. (12:51) #2 – Learn how to manipulate intensity. (17:45) #3 – Know how to phase your training. (27:16) #4 – Eat more to get stronger. (33:20) #5 – Increase your stabilization. (40:00) #6 – Prime your body consistently and properly before your workouts. (45:22) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit Vuori Clothing for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! FLASH SALE: MAPS Power Bundle! Why Resistance Training is the Best Form of Exercise – Mind Pump Blog Stop Working Out And Start Practicing - Mind Pump Media Resistance Training for Beginners – Mind Pump Blog The Most Overlooked Muscle Building Principle – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1512: The Value Of Following A Workout Program Sore muscles…what does it mean? - Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump # Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth: 1282: The #1 Key To Consistently Building Muscle & Strength (Avoid Plateaus!) How Phasing Your Workouts Leads to Consistent Plateau Free Workouts – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1320: How To Eat To Build Muscle & Burn Fat MAPS Macro Calculator Mind Pump #1530: Why Warm-Ups Are A Waste Of Time MAPS Prime Webinar MAPS Prime Pro Webinar Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources

    • 52 min
    1531: F45 Review, How to Minimize Fat Gain When Eating to Build Muscle, the Truth About Meal Frequency & More

    1531: F45 Review, How to Minimize Fat Gain When Eating to Build Muscle, the Truth About Meal Frequency & More

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about bulking without gaining extra fat tissue, whether there is evidence to suggest that eating more meals more frequently throughout the day is better for weight loss, the pluses and minuses of F45 training, and percentage based vs. RPE based training styles.
    Why does it take so long to cut Adam’s hair? (4:45) Jordan Peterson as Red Skull? (6:30) Why men are no match for women. (11:25) The power of association. (15:34) It’s ‘Butcher Box’ grilling season for the Mind Pump Crew. (17:48) Baby Aurelius and Maximus update. (20:13) Will economist Harry Dent’s prediction come to fruition? (26:36) Mind Pump Recommends, This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist on Netflix. (32:03) A scary statistic surrounding men’s testosterone levels. (38:07) How muscle is protective even if you are overweight. (43:25) A follow-up conversation on Tonal’s valuation. Is it overrated, underrated, or properly rated? (45:24) The importance of getting rid of plastic to help your hormones. (52:22) #Quah question #1 – How do you bulk without gaining extra fat tissue? (53:55) #Quah question #2 - Is there evidence to suggest that eating more meals more frequently throughout the day is better for weight loss than two meals with the same amount of quality calories? (1:02:54) #Quah question #3 – What is your opinion of F45 training? (1:07:35) #Quah question #4 – Which training style do you all prefer, percentage-based or RPE-based? If not either of these, what do you recommend? (1:12:07) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    April Specials: MAPS Anabolic or Shredded Summer Bundle 50% off!  **Promo code “APRILSPECIAL” at checkout** Mikhaila Peterson’s Reaction to Jordan Peterson as Red Skull Jordan Peterson Merch (Hail Lobster) Visit Butcher Box for this month’s exclusive Mind Pump offer! Economist predicts massive money ‘bubble’ will cause ECONOMIC CRASH soon Keynesian economics - Wikipedia This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist | Netflix Test of the American Man A Population-Level Decline in Serum Testosterone Levels in American Men Mind Pump #1212: Seven Ways To Raise Your Testosterone Naturally In women, higher body fat may protect against heart disease death, study shows -- ScienceDaily Available for Pre-Order TODAY! – The Resistance Training Revolution – Book by Sal Di Stefano Tonal, the at-home fitness company backed by Amazon, hits $1.6 billion valuation on new funding round, readies for IPO Visit MIIR for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Mind Pump #1230: Surviving & Thriving In A Toxic World With Max Lugavere Calorie Cycling For Bulking and Fat Loss – Mind Pump Blog The Meal Frequency Myth – Mind Pump Blog Home | F45 Training Are Group Fitness Classes Just A Trend? - Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1180: Joe DeFranco On What Makes A Good Trainer, The Importance Of A Structured Warm-Up, The Role Of Genetics And MORE Mind Pump Store Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Mikhaila Peterson (@mikhailapeterson)  Instagram Jordan B. Peterson (@jordan.b.peterson)  Instagram Enzo Coglitore (@enzocog)  Instagram Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310)  Instagram Joe DeFranco (@defrancosgym)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 19 min
    1530: Why Warm-Ups Are a Waste of Time

    1530: Why Warm-Ups Are a Waste of Time

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why traditional warm-ups are an inferior way to prepare for a workout and what you should do instead.

    How the guys were sold on the 10-minute warm-up as young personal trainers. (1:41)         The moment the guy's minds were blown on what a warm-up ACTUALLY does. (5:13)         Why you don’t hurt yourself from a movement you OWN. (8:28)         The importance of stretching with PURPOSE. (12:21)         The benefits and challenges of foam rolling. (15:16)         What a proper warm-up SHOULD do for you. (17:57)         The extreme value of MAPS Prime. (23:20)         Instability versus stability. The problems in the fitness space and with scientific studies. (26:46)         Don’t blame your morphology! (33:49)         Why proper priming needs a better sales pitch. (37:08)         The value and intent of the MAPS Prime Webinar. (40:49)         The beauty of priming. (42:33) Related Links/Products Mentioned
          FLASH SALE: MAPS Prime 50% off till Wednesday, April 14th!! **Promo code “PRIME50OFF” at checkout         Visit ZBiotics for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners!       Come learn restorative exercise from Dr. Ed Thomas, professor and physical culture historian       Is Warming Up Before A Workout Necessary? - Mind Pump Blog       Which is Best - Mobility or Stretching? - Mind Pump Blog       What to Do If Your Joints Are Hypermobile – Mind Pump Podcast       Available for Pre-Order TODAY! – The Resistance Training Revolution – Book by Sal Di Stefano       Correcting Upper Cross Syndrome to Improve Posture & Health-- Prone Cobra – MIND PUMP TV       MAPS Prime Webinar       Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube       Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
            Justin Brink DC (@dr.justinbrink)  Instagram  

    • 46 min
    1529: How to Build Muscle Using Only Light Weight, Ways to Kickstart Growth in Slow to Respond Body Parts, the Benefit of Varying Your Training Modality & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1529: How to Build Muscle Using Only Light Weight, Ways to Kickstart Growth in Slow to Respond Body Parts, the Benefit of Varying Your Training Modality & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom.
    Adam’s justified moodiness. (4:09) What’s in Sal’s post-workout shake? (12:34) Pasture eggs versus conventional farm eggs. (13:50) Are you willing to take the ‘Burger Den’ challenge? (15:06) The common chemical that may be causing an explosion of Parkinson's Disease. (21:43) Fun Facts with Justin: Who is the top producer of tires? (24:44) How humans evolved to eat a lot of animals. (27:51) Mind Pump’s first take of Seaspiracy on Netflix, being open-minded, and more. (29:52) Why do we lead with punishment rather than incentivize? (42:12) Another reason to build muscle. (44:57) What is Mind Pump’s favorite Legion ‘Pulse’ flavor? (46:11) An update on Adam’s hormone replacement therapy. (48:05) #Quah question #1 – How can one program isolation exercises and still gain the same amount of strength and muscle as compound exercises? (52:46) #Quah question #2 – What are ways to kickstart growth in slow to respond body parts? (59:47) #Quah question #3 – What is the best programming to bring up my upper body to the progress I have made with my lower body? (1:04:25) #Quah question #4 – How do I get started as a new trainer in this current environment? (1:12:54) #Quah question #5 – Would I be able to run the same program over again after I complete? (1:20:48) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    April Specials: MAPS Anabolic or Shredded Summer Bundle 50% off!  **Promo code “APRILSPECIAL” at checkout** Nearly $1,000 worth of oily pennies used to pay former employee Coinstar fixes Georgia man's oily penny paycheck problem Visit Paleo Valley for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code “Mindpump15” at checkout for 15% discount** Rates of Parkinson’s disease are exploding. A common chemical may be to blame Rolling, rolling, rolling: Lego, the world's biggest tire maker As “Hypercarnivores", Humans Were Apex Predators For 2 Million Years Seaspiracy | Netflix Official Site Sacred Cow Yellen Declares End to Trump’s Global Retreat, Eyes Tax Deal The Role of Skeletal Muscle in Maintaining Vitamin D Status in Winter Visit Legion Athletics for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code “mindpump” at checkout** Mind Pump #1397: 5 Ways To Maintain Muscle When You’re Sick Or Injured MAPS Aesthetic | Muscle Adaptation Programming System How To Do A Barbell Hip Thrust The RIGHT Way! (FIX THIS!!!) Best Hip Thrust For Glute Gains (ADD THIS!) MAPS Fitness Anabolic | Muscle Adaptation Programming System Z Press to take Your Shoulder Development to the Next Level How To Overhead Press with Kettlebells | Mind Pump Mind Pump #1492: Five Things To Look For In An Online Coach With Jason Phillips Facebook Forum | Mind Pump Media Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Robb Wolf (@dasrobbwolf)  Instagram Ben Greenfield Fitness (@bengreenfieldfitness)  Instagram Rand McClain (@randmcclain)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 29 min

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