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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 • 8.4K 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

    1845: How to Do Cardio & Not Lose Muscle

    1845: How to Do Cardio & Not Lose Muscle

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin how to build stamina and endurance and not lose muscle or slow the metabolism.
    Cardio CAN be an effective way to work out if you do it RIGHT. You do it WRONG you end up slowing your metabolism and losing muscle. (3:06) Six Ways How to Do Cardio & Not Lose Muscle. (4:08) #1 - Building muscle & strength should be the foundation. (6:44) #2 - Conditioning vs. Endurance (Focus on performance). (12:03) #3 - HIIT Cardio. (18:54) #4 - Be active daily (Pick something that you enjoy). (26:51) #5 - Don’t undereat (Eat enough protein). (31:37) #6 - Functional exercises. (36:18) Bonus: Improve your mobility and stability. (42:35) Introducing MAPS Cardio! (43:54) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Special Launch Promotion: MAPS Cardio, plus two special e-books for $77! (Ends 7/3) **Promo code CARDIOSPECIAL at checkout** Visit NutriSense for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** June Promotion: Shredded Summer Bundle or MAPS HIIT 50% off! **Promo code JUNE50 at checkout** Mind Pump #1387: Turning Your Body Into A Fat-Burning Machine Mind Pump #1027: 3 Steps To Speed Up Your Metabolism Mind Pump #1307: How To Make Your HIIT Workout More Effective What is NEAT and Why Should You Care About it? - Mind Pump Blog Why do we Need Protein? – Mind Pump Blog The Myth of Optimal Protein Intake – Mind Pump Blog Why The Scale Is Not Always The Best Way To Measure Progress – Mind Pump Blog How To Do The Sled Push The RIGHT Way! (AVOID MISTAKES!) – Mind Pump TV COUNTRY STRONG?? Increase YOUR Work Capacity (2 EXERCISES) | MIND PUMP How To Improve YOUR Work Capacity (6 MOVEMENTS) | MIND PUMP TV Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources

    • 47 min
    1844: How to Build Muscle With Only 15 Minute Workouts, High Bar Vs. Low Bar Squats, How to Add Hang Cleans to a Workout & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1844: How to Build Muscle With Only 15 Minute Workouts, High Bar Vs. Low Bar Squats, How to Add Hang Cleans to a Workout & 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 exercises for your arms are ACTUALLY back and chest exercises! (2:44) Optimism and its connection to a longer lifespan. (13:36) The power of belief. (17:10) Organifi continues to EXPLODE! (24:40) When conversations with your kids get uncomfortable. (26:04) The secret to satisfaction is NOT having more but wanting LESS. (34:43) Scientific conspiracies that turned out to be TRUE! (36:31) Sal clears the air on Zbiotics. (45:34) #ListenerLive question #1 - Any advice on how to possibly program lifting sessions for high school athletes to get the most out of their off-season training program? (50:01) #ListenerLive question #2 - Is it possible to run a full-body routine if you are short on time? (1:05:59) #ListenerLive question #3 - What are your thoughts on incorporating cleans rather than shrugs into your programming? (1:14:35) #ListenerLive question #4 - For low-bar squatting, how do I up the weight and how do I relieve the wrist pain I am experiencing? (1:23:33) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** Visit ZBiotics for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Father’s Day Special: Free Shipping on all apparel and equipment for $150.00 or more 6/10-6/24 June Promotion: Shredded Summer Bundle or MAPS HIIT 50% off! **Promo code JUNE50 at checkout** Optimism, lifestyle, and longevity in a racially diverse cohort of women Mind Pump #1030: Dr. Roy Vongtama John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer - Netflix Mind Pump #1837: Manage Your Blood Sugar & Lose Body Fat With Kelly LeVeque Common Knee Surgery May Help No More Than A Fake Operation Morning Brew Rich Roll Podcast #683 – Arthur Brooks 8 Scientific Conspiracies That Turned Out To Be True - IFLScience Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties – Book by Tom O’Neill Pesticide atrazine can turn male frogs into females | Berkeley News Logan Paul Roasts Mayweather & Toasts KSI Visit Oli Pop for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout for 15% off your first order** MAPS Fitness Performance Mind Pump #1330: Unconventional Training For Fat Loss And Muscle Gain MindPump Co-Host Justin Andrews Talks High School Football Training w/ Joe D! Visit Magic Spoon for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Stop Working Out And Start Practicing – Mind Pump Blog MAPS Prime Webinar MAPS Prime Pro Webinar Mind Pump #1452: Your 10 Minute Workout For The Holiday Season MAPS Powerlift MAPS Strong GROW Your GLUTES with a SINGLE LEG DEADLIFT! - Mind Pump TV How To Do A Snatch Grip Deadlift With Eugene Teo – Mind Pump TV MAPS Symmetry Prime Bundle UNLOCK Tight Hips With This Hip Flexor Stretch! - Mind Pump TV Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Jordan Shallow D.C (@the_muscle_doc)  Instagram Ben Pollack, Ph.D. (@phdeadlift)  Instagram Roy Vongtama MD (@royvongtamamd)  Instagram Kelly LeVeque (@bewellbykelly)  Instagram Arthur Brooks (@arthurcbrooks)  Instagram Rich Roll (@richroll)  Instagram Logan Paul (@loganpaul)  Instagram Joe DeFranco (@defrancosgym)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 30 min
    1843: The Truth About Eating Keto for Muscle Growth, Ways to Get Back Into the Gym When Suffering From Depression, Hitting PRs When Cutting & More

    1843: The Truth About Eating Keto for Muscle Growth, Ways to Get Back Into the Gym When Suffering From Depression, Hitting PRs When Cutting & More

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A) Sal, A dam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.
    Mind Pump Fit Tip: Sometimes the best workout for muscle and strength are HEAVY singles and doubles. (2:33) How kids are so in tune with things. (15:02) Every once in a while, your genetics come out. (20:05) When studies confirm old wisdom. (25:38) Grass-fed versus grain-fed beef and why Butcher Box is so beneficial. (33:35) Is American cheese real cheese? (36:51) #Quah question #1 - What are your guys' thoughts on the keto diet for muscle growth? (38:56) #Quah question #2 - How do you get yourself back into lifting when depression has taken over? (46:45) #Quah question #3 - I’m 6 weeks into my summer cut, and I just hit a squat PR. How does this happen? (51:51) #Quah question #4 - What still surprises you guys about each other even after all these years of knowing each other so well and working together? (54:59) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit Butcher Box for this month’s exclusive Mind Pump offer! Father’s Day Special: Free Shipping on all apparel and equipment for $150.00 or more 6/10-6/24 June Promotion: Shredded Summer Bundle or MAPS HIIT 50% off! **Promo code JUNE50 at checkout** Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development Ancestral Diets: The Importance of Traditional First Nations Food Comparison of Traditional Indigenous Diet and Modern Industrial Diets and Their Link to Ascorbate Requirement and Status 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** What is American cheese made of? Visit LivON Labs for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! The Keto Diet is Making People Fat – Mind Pump Blog Should I Consider A Ketogenic Diet As A Bodybuilder? - Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1792: The Secrets Of Happy People With Arthur C. Brooks Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Pavel Tsatsouline (@strongfirst)  Instagram Mikhaila Peterson (@mikhailapeterson)  Instagram Arthur Brooks (@arthurcbrooks)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 14 min
    1842: Why You Should NOT Become a Personal Trainer

    1842: Why You Should NOT Become a Personal Trainer

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten reasons NOT to become a personal trainer.
    Some jobs require a DEEP passion and some don’t. (2:11) Ten Reasons Why You Should NOT Become a Personal Trainer. #1 - You deal with A LOT of DIFFERENT people. (5:51) #2 - Failure is part of the job. (10:59) #3 - Hard to make money. (15:31) #4 - You work A LOT of hours initially. (21:19) #5 - You have to be “ON” all the time. (24:07) #6 - You can’t be idealistic. (28:53) #7 - You are judged by pain, soreness, and sweat. (33:11) #8 - You have to counter wrong info constantly. (37:01) #9 - People expect instant results. (39:37) #10 - It’s a LONG process. (41:47) If you have the PASSION, NOTHING is more rewarding than being a personal trainer. (44:30) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit Paleo Valley for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP15 at checkout for 15% discount** Father’s Day Special: Free Shipping on all apparel and equipment for $150.00 or more 6/10-6/24 June Promotion: Shredded Summer Bundle or MAPS HIIT 50% off! **Promo code JUNE50 at checkout** The Fitness Industry’s 80 Percent Annual Trainer Turnover Problem Has a Solution 3 Things You Should Know Before You Become a Personal Trainer – Mind Pump Blog Finding the Best Personal Trainer for YOU – Mind Pump Blog The Key to Fitness Success is Self-Love – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources

    • 49 min
    1841: Ways to Avoid Messing Up Your Fitness Goals on the Weekends, Why Motivation is Overrated, How to Use Mobility to Improve Muscle Connection & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1841: Ways to Avoid Messing Up Your Fitness Goals on the Weekends, Why Motivation is Overrated, How to Use Mobility to Improve Muscle Connection & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom.
    Mind Pump Fit Tip: A fit/healthy version of you is FAR MORE RESILIENT and can handle more challenges than an unfit/unhealthy version of you. (3:30) Eat protein FIRST y’all! (22:33) A strategy to limit overeating. (24:10) Justin on starting from scratch with his new student-athletes, reliving his rivalry football game, and the value of sports. (27:23) Layoffs, Layoffs, and more Layoffs! (43:31) Shout out to Magic Spoon! (45:59) You are what you eat! (53:31) When A.I. takes over. (58:43) #ListenerLive question #1 - Any strategies on how you motivate someone who is highly sensitive and gives up easier than others? (1:04:02) #ListenerLive question #2 - What would you suggest to stay consistent with your diet on the weekends? (1:17:33) #ListenerLive question #3 - How do I best program Prime Pro on the mobility days of Performance to hit all the zones? (1:30:44) #ListenerLive question #4 - Any recommendations on how to regain my intrinsic motivation to work out? (1:40:08) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com Visit Legion Athletics for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code MINDPUMP at checkout** Visit Magic Spoon for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Father’s Day Special: Free Shipping on all apparel and equipment for $150.00 or more 6/10-6/24 June Promotion: Shredded Summer Bundle or MAPS HIIT 50% off! **Promo code JUNE50 at checkout** Childhood speech delays are up 300% since the start of Covid Mind Pump #1605: How To Get Jacked On A Budget Visit NutriSense for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** Mind Pump #387: Justin Vs. Hollywood Producer Wali Razaqi- An Epic Football Rivalry Mind Pump #488: Jamie Wheal- Stealing Fire Co-Author On Optimizing Human Performance TRX Files For Bankruptcy, Pursues Sale | SGB Media Online Coinbase's layoffs show growing callous side of crypto's plummet Cereal maker Magic Spoon scoops up $85M as it lands spot on Target shelves Logan Paul Roasts Mayweather & Toasts KSI Bill Gates is reportedly the largest farmland owner in America Beyond Meat Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Beyond Meat Feisty Crumbles Google Engineer Claims AI Chatbot Has Achieved Sentience Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** Top 3 Things You Need to do to be a Successful Personal Trainer – Mind Pump Blog Prime Bundle | MAPS Fitness Products Intuitive Nutrition Guide | MAPS Fitness Products MAPS Prime Pro Webinar MAPS Prime Webinar Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Wali Razaqi (@tapoutwali)  Instagram Jamie Wheal (@jamiewheal)  Instagram Logan Paul (@loganpaul)  Instagram Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere)  Instagram Arthur Brooks (@arthurcbrooks)  Instagram Dr. Stephen Cabral (@stephencabral)  Instagram Layne Norton, Ph.D. (@biolayne)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 56 min
    1840: Eleven Steps to a Single-Digit Body Fat Percentage

    1840: Eleven Steps to a Single-Digit Body Fat Percentage

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to drop to a single-digit body fat percentage.
    The difference between being in “shape” and being “shredded.” (2:24) Why Mind Pump doesn’t recommend this for MOST people. (8:38) Eleven Steps to a Single Digit Body Fat Percentage. #1 - Recognize it’s temporary (or suffer the consequences/have a back-out plan). (10:19) #2 - Become obsessively consistent (1% gain from 5% is obvious versus from 12%) tracking. (17:45) #3 - Cycle carbs (non-essential). (22:37) #4 - Protein must stay high. (26:35) #5 - Lift weights for strength not “burning.” (31:24) #6 - Avoid cardio until it’s necessary. (39:43) #7 - Learn to live with hunger. (43:53) #8 - Sleep and stress must be perfect. (46:18) #9 - Don’t let water changes freak you out. (49:44) #10 - The scale lies. (53:12)  #11 - Supplements become more important. (55:55) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Visit Legion Athletics for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code MINDPUMP at checkout** Father’s Day Special: Free Shipping on all apparel and equipment for $150.00 or more 6/10-6/24 June Promotion: Shredded Summer Bundle or MAPS HIIT 50% off! **Promo code JUNE50 at checkout** Mind Pump #785: Dr. Layne Norton On Taking Charge Of Your Diet, Metabolism & Relationship With Food Carb Cycling: A Good Way To Lose Fat? - Mind Pump Blog The Benefits Of Carb Cycling – Mind Pump Show Visit NutriSense for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code MINDPUMP at checkout** Mind Pump #1815: Improving Fat Loss, Muscle Gain And Fitness With Continuous Glucose Monitors Mind Pump #1757: The Truth About The Anabolic Window & Protein Timing MAPS Fitness Products Cardio Sucks for Fat Loss – Mind Pump Blog How Much Cardio Should I be Doing if I Want to Get Shredded? - 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 People Mentioned
    Layne Norton, PhD (@biolayne)  Instagram Dr. Stephen Cabral (@stephencabral)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 1 min

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I’m a big fan of the show! Great knowledge and the beginning section is fun to listen to. It reminds me of a group of friends just hanging out. For the fitness and program advice I wasn’t too sure at first. I tried the free stuff on YouTube and their website and noticed results. Now I’m trying anabolic and am excited!

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Wonderful podcast! Subarashii!

(I live in Japan and wanted to throw in the Japanese for Doug! Love the occasional references to Japan btw!).

If you had told me a couple years ago that I would have fallen in love with strength training and that I would regularly listen to a podcast like Mind Pump, I wouldn’t have believed it! But since starting resistance training last year I had been looking for a podcast that would be informative, interesting, and entertaining, and I hit the jackpot when I found Mind Pump! It fits all of the above and more. The more I listen the more I feel equipped and pumped for each gym session!

Whether you are relatively new to strength training (like myself) or if you’ve been training for years, you will benefit immensely from the wealth of advice, input, and information from Sal, Adam, Justin, and Doug. A favorite feature about the podcast for me is the listener live coaching. It is wonderful to get to hear from so many people in various life situations, circumstances, etc and hear the guys help them and coach them to reach their fitness and health goals.

if you haven’t listened to Mind Pump yet, do yourself a favor and go ahead and subscribe. You won’t regret it!

Thank you Sal, Adam, Justin, Doug, and the whole Mind Pump team for everything you do!

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