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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 • 7.4K 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

    1650: How to Know When You Need a Physical Therapist

    1650: How to Know When You Need a Physical Therapist

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Palak Shah, co-founder and head of clinical services for Luna, a revolutionary at-home physical therapy provider that is disrupting the industry.
    What is physical therapy and what is its goal? (2:27) Why not every physical therapist (PT) can treat an acute patient. (6:55) Busting the myth that your joints have a shelf life. (8:52) The value of finding insight into your own self. (12:03) How movement is a skill. (13:53) The importance for PTs to empower their patients. (16:15) Are DPTs (Doctor of Physical Therapy) better than PTs? (19:49) How has physical therapy evolved over the years? (26:13) Why do 70% of patients stop their physical therapy before completion? (28:26) What is home-based therapy? (30:51) Will my insurance cover the cost? (34:15) What types of services does Luna provide? (38:16) Luna Physical Therapy, bringing good quality care outside the four walls of a clinic. (39:25) Can you effectively treat someone at home without the fancy equipment? (40:47) How does a PT become a Luna practitioner? (44:06) How does Luna loosen the burden of documentation for the PT? (45:59) How innovation creates disruption. (50:38) Can my child be seen by a Luna practitioner? (52:18) What type of people should seek physical therapy? (55:04) How important is therapy post-pregnancy? (58:00) Will the fitness enthusiast benefit from physical therapy? (1:00:04) Did Luna find Palak, or did she find Luna? (1:01:25) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    September Promotion: MAPS Performance and MAPS Suspension 50% off!   **Promo code “SEPTEMBER50” at checkout** Luna Physical Therapy Visit Paleo Valley for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code “Mindpump15” at checkout for 15% discount** Mind Pump #1622: Nine Signs Your Trainer Sucks Luna Resources What is the Best Form of Exercise During Pregnancy? - Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources

    • 1 hr 5 min
    1649: How to Pass a Physical Test, What to Do When You Miss Your Caloric Target, Fixing the Root Cause of Pain & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    1649: How to Pass a Physical Test, What to Do When You Miss Your Caloric Target, Fixing the Root Cause of Pain & More (Listener Live Coaching)

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom.
    The value of fitness as you get older. (4:02) Mind Pump x Jordan Shallow collaboration coming soon! (10:04) New product alerts from Magic Spoon! (13:14) Taco Bell’s latest drive-thru concept. (20:10) Crazy medical stories with Sal. (25:24) Comcast is now making TVs. (30:59) The pros and cons of new technology. (38:20) The link between depression anxiety and fitness. (42:38) How the ChiliPad has helped Maximus during his recent sickness. (45:00) #Quah question #1 – What would you recommend I do to increase my endurance, yet keep my muscle mass, in preparation for a physical fitness test? (51:41) #Quah question #2 – If I miss my caloric intake for the day, should I try and make those calories up the next day or throughout the week? (1:10:36) #Quah question #3 – How would you address and fix the root cause of my pain? (1:23:05) #Quah question #4 – How can I speed up my metabolism without building any more muscle? (1:40:00) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Ask a question to Mind Pump, live! Email: live@mindpumpmedia.com September Promotion: MAPS Performance and MAPS Suspension 50% off!   **Promo code “SEPTEMBER50” at checkout** Visit Magic Spoon for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Taco Bell's Drive-Thru Is Getting Bigger With Four Lanes Man, 33, was left ejaculating out of his anus and urinating faeces due to rare condition... but didn't seek medical help for TWO YEARS Boy Hospitalized After "Measuring" The Inside Of His Penis Using A USB Cable Comcast and Walmart might make smart TVs together High-Tech Contact Lenses That Go Beyond Correcting Vision Internet of things - Wikipedia Exercise in the treatment of clinical anxiety in general practice - a systematic review and meta-analysis The Resistance Training Revolution – Book by Sal Di Stefano Visit Chili Sleep for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! 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 Visit Drink LMNT for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Stop Working Out And Start Practicing – Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump #1605: How To Get Jacked On A Budget Visit MASSZYMES by biOptimizers for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code “MINDPUMP10” at checkout** MAPS Aesthetic | Muscle Adaptation Programming System MAPS Strong | MAPS Fitness Products - Mind Pump Media MAPS Prime Webinar MAPS Prime Pro Webinar Follow Along Shoulder Mobility Sequence – Mind Pump TV Luna Physical Therapy MAPS O.C.R. | Muscle Adaptation Programming System Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Frank Zane (@officialfrankzane)  Instagram Jordan Shallow D.C (@the_muscle_doc)  Instagram Cory Schlesinger (@schlesstrength)  Instagram Max Schmarzo (ATC/CSCS/MS) (@strong_by_science)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 53 min
    1648: How to Increase Calories Without Adding Body Fat, Using Complexes to Build Muscle, Turkesterone Supplement Review & More

    1648: How to Increase Calories Without Adding Body Fat, Using Complexes to Build Muscle, Turkesterone Supplement Review & More

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to slowly increase your metabolism by increasing calories, using complexes to build muscle, choosing your weight based on Rated Perceived Exertion, and the supplement Turkesterone.
    How often should you train each body part to build muscle and strength? (4:15) The latest growth leaps for Maximus Schafer. (8:14) Children’s BMI ‘doubled’ during the pandemic, a shocking study says. (10:57) The potential negative side effects of the lack of socialization for young adults. (12:52) The high school football update with Justin. (21:01) Is celebrity boxing the future? (28:29) Elon is at it again. (30:54) In crazy science news with Sal: Iranian scientist killed with robot sniper and modified vegetables containing the mRNA vaccine. (34:16) Vuori making BIG waves once again. (38:22) Stockpile, a great way to build your kids’ investment portfolio. (42:50) What are your kids doing on Roblox? (46:10) Watch out for those frisky sea snakes. (48:50) Did you know about the Butcher Box add-ons? (54:46) An amazing food allergy success story. (56:48) #Quah question #1 - How can you slowly increase your metabolism by increasing calories? (59:55) #Quah question #2 – What do you guys think about complexes to build muscle? (1:05:08) #Quah question #3 – Do you choose your weight based on Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) or whatever you lifted on your last workout? (1:09:48) #Quah question #4 – Have you tried the supplement Turkesterone? (1:14:23) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    September Promotion: MAPS Performance and MAPS Suspension 50% off!   **Promo code “SEPTEMBER50” at checkout** Longitudinal Trends in Body Mass Index Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Persons Aged 2–19 Years — United States, 2018–2020 Tesla granted patent for laser 'windshield wipers' that zap debris NYT CONFIRMS ISRAEL KILLED AN IRANIAN NUCLEAR SCIENTIST WITH A ROBOT SNIPER Grow and eat your own vaccines? Visit Vuori Clothing for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Vuori Announces All-American LSU Gymnast Olivia "Livvy" Dunne as Exclusive Brand Partner and Collaborator | Markets Insider Stockpile - Your Favorite Stocks By The Dollar Strip Clubs Now Appearing on Kid-Friendly Roblox Frisky venomous sea snakes are confusing divers for their mates Visit Butcher Box for this month’s exclusive Mind Pump offer! Visit Serenity Kids for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code “MP20” at checkout** Mind Pump #1387: Turning Your Body Into a Fat-Burning Machine  How To Improve YOUR Work Capacity (6 MOVEMENTS) | MIND PUMP COUNTRY STRONG?? Increase YOUR Work Capacity (2 EXERCISES) | MIND PUMP How Do I Choose The Right Weight? (LIFT RESPONSIBLY) – Mind Pump TV What Is Turkesterone?  Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    Dr. Stefanie Cohen, DPT (@steficohen) on Instagram

    • 1 hr 21 min
    1647: Ten Female Fitness Lies

    1647: Ten Female Fitness Lies

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin are joined by Laurie Christine King to cover ten myths that contribute to women falling short of their fitness, health and diet goals.
    Why are women sold fitness lies more than men? (2:16) The unrealistic world of Social Media. (5:37) How education drives empowerment. (9:29) Ten Female Fitness Lies. #1 – Keto and Intermittent Fasting are the way to go to lose weight. (14:57) #2 – Fat and carbs are bad for you. (22:31) #3 – You should bounce right back after pregnancy. (27:31) #4 – You need to eat 1200 calories to lose weight. (39:28) #5 – Your period is not important. (48:05) #6 – You have to do lots of cardio to get the body you want. (56:54) #7 – Paying attention to the calories burned on your wearable devices. (1:01:05) #8 – Lifting heavy will make me look bulky. (1:05:06) #9 – Fat can be turned into muscle. (1:10:14) #10 – Low reps bulks and high reps tones. (1:12:25) BONUS: An effective workout leaves you dead. (1:20:48) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    September Promotion: MAPS Performance and MAPS Suspension 50% off!   **Promo code “SEPTEMBER50” at checkout** Visit Super Coffee for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code “MINDPUMP” at checkout** Paragon Training Methods | The pursuit of excellence Five Things You Should Know Before Trying The Ketogenic Diet – Mind Pump Blog Is Fasting Effective? - Mind Pump Blog What are Fats? - Mind Pump Blog How To Do The Pelvic Clock Exercise – Mind Pump TV Birthfit Intuitive Eating: What is it and is it Right For You? - Mind Pump Blog Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods Hormone Repair Manual: Every Woman's Guide to Healthy Hormones After 40 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 Active hunter-gatherers ‘don’t burn more energy daily than sedentary Westerners’ Resistance Training vs. Cardio for Women – Mind Pump Blog MAPS Fitness Anabolic | Muscle Adaptation Programming System Which Is Better: Low Reps Or High Reps? - Mind Pump Blog Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources Featured Guest/People Mentioned
    Laurie Christine King (@lauriechristineking)  Instagram Laurie Christine King Website Meg 💪 CPT, CPPC, PnL1 (@megsquats)  Instagram Lindsey K. Mathews (@lindsey_k_mathews)  Instagram Lara Briden (@larabriden)  Instagram Dr. Jolene Brighten (@drjolenebrighten)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 29 min
    1646: How to Pump Up Muscles Before a Photoshoot, the Myth of Being Muscle-Bound, the Dangers of Supplement Dependency & More

    1646: How to Pump Up Muscles Before a Photoshoot, the Myth of Being Muscle-Bound, the Dangers of Supplement Dependency & More

    In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to get a pump for a photoshoot, whether lifting reduces flexibility if you can become dependent on supplements such as multivitamins, and how to combine the MAPS Prime exercises to create a daily routine that will rapidly increase mobility in all joints.
    When is the best time to bulk? (4:19) The Colorado Experiment, one of the most hotly contested studies of all time. (10:26) Is there a link between Aspirin and Erectile Dysfunction? (21:50) Sex Education with Mind Pump. (26:07) Mind Pump Recommends, The Order of Man podcast. (37:35) The association between cancer and sodium is not what you think. (39:35) Fun Facts with Justin: Tolosa, the city of the future? (42:45) Mind Pump speculates on the housing market bubble. (47:39) #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to get a pump for a photoshoot? (53:15) #Quah question #2 – Does lifting reduce flexibility? (59:50) #Quah question #3 – Can you become dependent on supplements, such as multivitamins, or is that a myth? (1:04:06) #Quah question #4 – How can I combine the MAPS Prime exercises to create a daily routine that will rapidly increase mobility in all joints? (1:09:29) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    September Promotion: MAPS Performance and MAPS Suspension 50% off!   **Promo code “SEPTEMBER50” at checkout** Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Promo code “MINDPUMP” at checkout** Mind Pump #1640: Five Steps To Build Muscle Without Adding Fat The Colorado Experiment: Fact or Fiction - T NATION Mike Mentzer Heavy Duty Antiplatelet (aspirin) therapy as a new option in the treatment of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction: a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study Efficacy and safety of combination of tadalafil and aspirin versus tadalafil or aspirin alone in patients with vascular erectile dysfunction: a comparative randomized prospective study Sex Education | Netflix Official Site Order of Man High-salt diet mediates interplay between NK cells and gut microbiota to induce potent tumor immunity Plans for $400-billion new city in the American desert unveiled Visit Drink LMNT for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! Mind Pump #1627: Eight Stupid & Dangerous Fitness Lies MAPS Fitness Prime | Muscle Adaptation Programming System Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned
    More Plates More Dates - YouTube Ryan Michler (@ryanmichler)  Instagram

    • 1 hr 15 min
    1645: How to Train Like Your Favorite Athlete

    1645: How to Train Like Your Favorite Athlete

    In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the key methods of training necessary to look and perform like an athlete.
    Why performance is very objective. (2:05) Cautioning the audience on the importance of having the prerequisites in place, before you conduct your favorite athlete’s training routine. (6:10) The Key Components Necessary to Train Like Your Favorite Athlete. #1 - Don’t train for show, train for go. (11:57) #2 - Strength, the foundational physical pursuit. (18:50) #3 – Proprioceptive Ability, being able to train in different planes of motion. (24:30) #4 – Addressing weak links. (32:01) #5 – Having a bigger gas tank and endurance. (39:14) #6 – Fast explosive strength, the ultimate expression of athleticism. (46:55) Related Links/Products Mentioned
    Limited Time Promotion: MAPS Extreme Athlete Bundle   **MAPS Performance, Prime, HIIT & Powerflift for the low price of $149.99** Visit PRx Performance for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code “mindpump5” at checkout** Stop Working Out And Start Practicing – Mind Pump Blog How To Improve YOUR Work Capacity (6 MOVEMENTS) | MIND PUMP TV Untold: Caitlyn Jenner | Netflix Official Site MAPS Prime Webinar Mind Pump #1307: How To Make Your HIIT Workout More Effective Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube Mind Pump Free Resources

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.4K Ratings

7.4K Ratings

ONeNoBLe ,

Fundamental Fitness + Entertainment

Great show to learn the basics of exercise and nutrition. If you’re already well versed in fitness, it provides a great reminder to stick to what works.

The hosts are knowledgeable but also extremely entertaining. Their humor, banter, and perspectives may not be for everyone, but I love them and find myself laughing maniacally in the car listening to them on a regular basis!

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I have learned so much! Thank you!

I can’t thank you enough for this podcast. I have listened to this for several years now on my 45 minute commutes to and from work. Fantastic conversation, intelligent discussion with facts to support findings, wide range of topics discussed, and just overall great information to make your every day life better. This is the one podcast that both my husband and I can both listen to, enjoy and discuss. Thanks for creating this discussion, making my commutes manageable, and helping to promote my overall health and fitness. You guys rock!

Kerstenkimura ,

Entertaining + educational

I started listening in spring 2020, and been hooked since! I love the intro part because they talk about all kinds of topics that I wouldn’t seek out on my own so it’s educational and entertaining. And of course the fitness tips in the second half are super helpful too. I’ve learned a lot more from this podcast than I ever learned from reading personal training books and different websites. I listen daily either when working out or on my walks.

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