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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

Release Date: 12/27/2018

1644: Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism, How to Train During Phases of the Menstrual Cycle, Avoiding Exercises That Thicken the Waist & More (Listener Live Coaching) show art 1644: Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism, How to Train During Phases of the Menstrual Cycle, Avoiding Exercises That Thicken the Waist & More (Listener Live Coaching)

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom. The 411 on Yohimbe. (6:30) People do not like to be reminded of how dangerous certain sports are. (14:20) Freddie Oversteegen was a real badass! (18:18) Conor McGregor is the King of fake drama. (22:05) Does sex get better with age? (27:54) Mind Pump Investments: Gambling and marijuana legislation. (29:50) Are new cancer treatments on the horizon?! (35:32) NCI’s latest giveaway for prospective coaches. (43:55) #Quah question #1 – What are some ways I can speed up my metabolism? (46:58)...

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1643: The Best Way to Build Triceps, the Benefit of Heavy Bicep Training, Pump Your Shoulders With the Z Press & More show art 1643: The Best Way to Build Triceps, the Benefit of Heavy Bicep Training, Pump Your Shoulders With the Z Press & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to work out your triceps, training biceps with heavier loads and lower rep ranges, barbell Z presses as an alternative to overhead presses, and what makes MAPS Anabolic so effective. Can a mathematical model predict the best way to build muscle? (4:17) Dad life with the guys. (7:06) The guys give their initial reactions to the new Matrix film. (10:31) Amazon displaying once again how competitive markets are. (15:07) Public Goods doing good for the environment. (17:45) Airbnb to offer free...

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1642: COVID Vaccine Skepticism? show art 1642: COVID Vaccine Skepticism?

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why many in the fitness and wellness industry are skeptical about the COVID-19 Vaccination. Why the health & fitness industry seems to always push back. (2:12) Would this topic have been this polarizing 25 years ago? (3:44) Why it’s nearly impossible to NOT have feelings around topics that are highly politicized. (5:46) What politics do VERY well. (11:23) What the current data shows. (13:07) Why the health & fitness space is the most skeptical over the COVID vaccine recommendations. (16:14) Why if health is a priority, you take action...

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1641: How to Get a Bigger Bench Press, the Pros & Cons of Eating Rice Crispy Treats Pre-Workout, the Dangers of Rounded Back Deadlifts & More show art 1641: How to Get a Bigger Bench Press, the Pros & Cons of Eating Rice Crispy Treats Pre-Workout, the Dangers of Rounded Back Deadlifts & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about putting on muscle without putting on a lot of fat, eating a rice crispy treat before a workout to get a good pump, whether it is bad to deadlift with a rounded back, and ways to get stronger after hitting a plateau on the flat bench press. Are we getting closer to resistance training being the number one form of exercise? (4:58) The high school football update with Justin. (9:30) It’s tomato sauce season with the Di Stefano’s! (13:49) What is Mind Pump’s go-to Ned product? (17:20) Be careful of...

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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover five things you must do if you want to add muscle and avoid adding fat in the process. 1640: Five Steps to Build Muscle Without Adding Fat Sal’s massive waste of time in pursuit of building muscle. (1:30) The challenges faced when trying to build muscle without adding body fat. (6:08) Five Steps to Build Muscle Without Adding Fat.  #1 – You have to send the RIGHT signal to your body. (9:48) #2 – You must go into a small surplus. (21:57) #3 – Utilize mini periods of maintenance or cutting within a long bulking cycle. (31:40) #4 –...

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1639: How to Transition from Heavy Cardio to Weight Lifting, Ways to Determine the Correct Weight to Hit a Rep Range, What to Do When the Scale Doesn't Move & More (Listener Live Coaching) show art 1639: How to Transition from Heavy Cardio to Weight Lifting, Ways to Determine the Correct Weight to Hit a Rep Range, What to Do When the Scale Doesn't Move & More (Listener Live Coaching)

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions via Zoom. 1639: How to Transition from Heavy Cardio to Weight Lifting, Ways to Determine the Correct Weight to Hit a Rep Range, What to Do When the Scale Doesn't Move & More Do shorter rest periods cause more muscle damage? (4:07) Muscle memory is a REAL thing! (7:08) Testosterone DOES affect your central nervous system. (10:26) Anatomy 101 with Sal Di Stefano: Talk science to me. (13:40) Justin is the EXACT demographic for Bravo TV. (18:14) Busting the myth that you NEED to drink a protein shake...

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1638: How to Use Isometrics to Accelerate Gains, Ways to Increase the Overhead Press, Healthy Foods That Have Been Wrongfully Demonized & More show art 1638: How to Use Isometrics to Accelerate Gains, Ways to Increase the Overhead Press, Healthy Foods That Have Been Wrongfully Demonized & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about doing isometrics on trigger session days, how to progressively overload the overhead press, the kind of financial success trainers can see without an online presence, and foods that get a bad rap that are actually generally healthy. 1638: How to Use Isometrics to Accelerate Gains, Ways to Increase the Overhead Press, Healthy Foods That Have Been Wrongfully Demonized & More How building muscle is like investing in money. (3:14) Jim Stoppani, aka Dr. Integrity, is at it again. (14:14) Is Joe Rogan...

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1637: Five Weird Tricks to Improve Your Sleep show art 1637: Five Weird Tricks to Improve Your Sleep

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In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Dr. Michael Ruscio about some unusual ways to improve your sleep. 1637:  5 Weird Tricks to Improve Your Sleep Sleep, the #1 thing that can impact your health. (2:09) Why your suboptimal respiration quality may be affecting your sleep. (4:07) The subtle health effects of poor suboptimal sleep. (6:30) Dr. Ruscio’s Order of Operations to improve your suboptimal respiration quality. (10:52) 5 Weird Tricks to Improve Your Sleep.  #1 – Positional change device. (17:08) #2 – Oura Ring. (21:37) #3 - Mandibular advancement device....

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1636: How to Increase Grip Strength, the Most Effective Way to Bulk, High Reps Vs. Low Reps & More show art 1636: How to Increase Grip Strength, the Most Effective Way to Bulk, High Reps Vs. Low Reps & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to increase grip strength, what it means to sweat a lot during a workout, the CNS effect of high reps with lower weight vs. low reps with higher weights, and the most effective way to bulk. 1636: The Mind Pump robot debate rages on. (4:48) Highlighting the massive mistake that scientists and government officials make when it comes to the obesity epidemic. (9:58) Mind Pump Recommends, Untold: Caitlyn Jenner on Netflix. (16:55) An interesting move by Bud Light. (25:05) Reliving all your...

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1635: How to Build a $10,000/month Fitness & Coaching Business show art 1635: How to Build a $10,000/month Fitness & Coaching Business

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In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with John Meadows who reveals all about what it takes to be a top-level bodybuilder.

  • Why John doesn’t have a colon. (4:30)
  • Was there anything he did that contributed to his digestion issues? (10:35)
  • How did he change his approach coming back? (12:10)
  • Has going through this experience forced him to become more in tune with his body? (14:55)
  • What are the BIGGEST mistakes he sees with people trying to build muscle? (16:38)
  • Has he found there is a RIGHT dose of protein for his body? (24:40)
  • What are the big missing pieces in bodybuilder’s regimens? (26:03)
  • What kind of things does he cover in his workshops? (29:42)
  • What made him start to compete at a young age? (30:50)
  • When did he start to use anabolic steroids? Was he a hyper responder? (34:20)
  • Does he believe people do not cycle out anymore? (43:19)
  • What are the differences between taking anabolics vs growth hormones? (45:17)
  • His take on training and why certain bodybuilder’s physiques look more ‘granite.’ (54:38)
  • What does he think of the new culture of thought around isolation movements being the BEST movements for most muscle activation? (1:00:45)
  • What is the ‘Mountain Dog Diet’ and does food quality matter? (1:04:10)
  • Is the trend starting to reverse with coaching in bodybuilding? (1:09:20)
  • What is site enhancement oil (SEO)? (1:10:15)
  • How bodybuilding is a different level of drugs in sport. (1:15:54)
  • What is the difference in training people that are natural vs. people on ‘gear’? (1:18:16)
  • His theory behind metabolism in competitive sports. (1:21:52)
  • What is his take on people not adapting their training routines? (1:26:30)
  • How social media killed bodybuilding. What does the future of bodybuilding look like? (1:34:04)
  • If he was to go back and whisper into 22-year-old John’s ear, what would he tell himself? (1:40:13)

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