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1538: How to Build the Peak of the Bicep, the Dangers of Fat Burner Supplements, the Pros & Cons of Battle Ropes & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

Release Date: 04/23/2021

1551: The Best Exercises for Well-Balanced & Developed Shoulders, Super Slow Training Review, the Benefits of the Reverse Grip Bench Press & More show art 1551: The Best Exercises for Well-Balanced & Developed Shoulders, Super Slow Training Review, the Benefits of the Reverse Grip Bench Press & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about super slow training, the effectiveness of upright rows in developing the shoulders, whether the reverse grip bench press is useful, and the proper amount of volume per body part per week. Check out “A Day in the Life” Wednesdays on the Mind Pump Media Instagram page. (3:47) Vladimir Putin, the ultimate alpha and the dark world of black markets. (7:02) The money you can find in junk. (12:15) The game-changing benefits of magnesium. (27:19) Mind Pump speculates on their potential collaboration with...

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1550: How to Get Rich as a Personal Trainer show art 1550: How to Get Rich as a Personal Trainer

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss ways to make money as a personal trainer. The misconceptions around the money in fitness. (1:44) How few people get into fitness intending to make money. (3:26) The guys look back at the time they fell in love with fitness. (6:46) How to Get Rich as a Personal Trainer. (14:45) Breaking down the prototype of a successful personal trainer. (15:52) The pros/cons of working for a “big box” gym.  (22:40) The pros/cons of working as an in-home trainer. (28:51) The pros/cons of working in a private studio. (33:00) The pros/cons of working as...

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1549: Tips for Taking Off Stubborn Belly Fat, Ways to Build Work Capacity & Endurance, How to Combine At-Home Workouts With Gym Workouts & More (Listener Live Coaching) show art 1549: Tips for Taking Off Stubborn Belly Fat, Ways to Build Work Capacity & Endurance, How to Combine At-Home Workouts With Gym Workouts & 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. Sal’s weird injury. (4:04) The Mind Pump wives are NOT average. (6:21) Why is Sal so tired? (14:25) The guys speculate on the reasoning behind the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce announcement. (17:28) Mind Pump Investments: The rise and fall of large corporations and the stock market. (20:35) Adam corrects himself on his recent comments on F45. (28:05) New product alert from Caldera Lab! (31:51) The guys are really bad at giving raises. (36:35) How endurance training is lowering testosterone...

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1548: How to Use Two-A-Day Workouts to Accelerate Gains, Tips for Maximizing the Benefit of Bodyweight Only Exercises, Managing Digestive Issues When Bulking & More show art 1548: How to Use Two-A-Day Workouts to Accelerate Gains, Tips for Maximizing the Benefit of Bodyweight Only Exercises, Managing Digestive Issues When Bulking & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the Mind Pump stance on two-a-days, mitigating digestive system issues when bulking, the best way to approach training obese clients, and building a healthy metabolism with only bodyweight exercises and no access to gym equipment. YouTube comments can be harsh. (3:47) Follow along with full workouts on Mind Pump TV. (4:55) Shout out to Serene Wilken! (6:03) Updates on Sal’s book launch so far. (8:18) When will the Reality TV craze end? (14:11) How caffeine can be deadly if you overdo it. (20:36)...

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1547: The Hidden Benefits of Lifting Weights show art 1547: The Hidden Benefits of Lifting Weights

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the lesser known benefits of resistance training.  The top attributes we connect with lifting weight too. (1:47) It’s about the journey, not the destination. (2:58) The Hidden Benefits of Lifting Weights. (4:32) #1 – Increases Androgen Receptor Density. (7:24) #2 – Balances out your hormones. (10:42) #3 – Boosts your libido. (17:40) #4 – Improves your mood. (19:25) #5 – Enhances your cognitive function/neuro-pathways. (23:40) #6 – Expands your mobility. (27:48) #7 – Improves the health of your heart. (32:07) #8 – Strengthens...

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1546: How to Increase Rotational Power, Ways to Build Muscle Strength & Endurance at the Same Time, How Tight Shoulder Can Limit Your Squat & More show art 1546: How to Increase Rotational Power, Ways to Build Muscle Strength & Endurance at the Same Time, How Tight Shoulder Can Limit Your Squat & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about building muscle strength and muscle endurance at the same time, exercises to increase rotational power, whether lack of scapular retraction can prevent you from squatting deep, and how to get clients to express how the workout is affecting them. Mind Pump addresses the controversy between Layne Norton and Erica “Fit Love” Lugo over the ideology of The Biggest Loser. (3:58) How building muscle is protective regardless of how much you weigh. (25:58) Sal recaps his recent trip to LA for the release...

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1545: Bad Fitness Advice That’s Actually Good show art 1545: Bad Fitness Advice That’s Actually Good

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover seven pieces of fitness advice that good but not for the reason most people believe. Why some of the things that come out of the fitness industry are based on RESULTS. (1:21) Seven pieces of bad fitness advice that are actually good, but not for the reasons most people believe. #1 – If you want to get lean, do not eat past 6 pm. (4:35)  #2 - Doing fasted cardio first thing in the morning. (13:05)  #3 - Doing high reps burns fat and low reps build muscle. (18:00)  #4 - You need to eat a TON of protein to build muscle. (25:24) #5-...

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1544: Ways to Prevent Recurring Injuries, How to Relieve Pain from Prolonged Sitting, Solutions for High-Intensity Training Addicts & More show art 1544: Ways to Prevent Recurring Injuries, How to Relieve Pain from Prolonged Sitting, Solutions for High-Intensity Training Addicts & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer five Pump Head questions via Zoom. Is any attention better than no attention? (4:32) Is Adam the inventor of a new diet? (20:22) Mind Pump’s drinking strategies. (23:37) What’s in Sal’s post-workout shake? (26:43) Why is politics in everything?! (28:53) Justin’s brother’s unusual party trick. (33:47) Mind Pump speculates on the future of Onnit after Unilever’s acquisition. (36:25) #Quah question #1 – How should you adjust your macros after a mini cut or bulk? (48:38) #Quah question #2 – What program would you...

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1543: The Importance of Squeezing & Stretching the Muscle for Growth, How to Quickly Increase the Number of Pull-Ups You Can Perform, When to Use Muscle Finishers & More show art 1543: The Importance of Squeezing & Stretching the Muscle for Growth, How to Quickly Increase the Number of Pull-Ups You Can Perform, When to Use Muscle Finishers & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the whether the muscle squeeze or the stretch is more important for hypertrophy, the benefit of doing pull-ups everyday to increase proficiency, when “muscle finishers” should be used and how much daily cardio is enough. Adam divulges his new diet.  (3:08) How Mind Pump is working on their creative flow. (7:47) When a gender reveal party causes an earthquake! (11:01) The guy's recap UFC 261 and the Jake Paul/Dana White beef. (12:47) LeBron James is really annoying off the court. (21:33) Why...

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1542: How Bodybuilders Ruined Weight Lifting for Everyone show art 1542: How Bodybuilders Ruined Weight Lifting for Everyone

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how bodybuilders have helped and hurt the perception of lifting weights. How movies play a HUGE role in our culture. (2:27) The origins of weightlifting. (5:11) Busting the myth that lifting weights makes you muscle-bound. (8:53) Is the stigma warranted? (11:00) How the 70s and 80s only pushed the poor perception of weight lifting. (14:23) How it was considered cheating in Hollywood if you lifted weights in the 90s. (20:00) The benefits that come from resistance training. (22:46) Why muscle is protective. (25:36) Why do you lose muscle when you...

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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to build the peak of the bicep, whether thermogenic fat burners actually do anything, the value of battle ropes, and when to implement them in your workout, and whether spinal flexion exercises like crunches are dangerous for the back. 

  • Are comments on YouTube making Sal feel insecure? (3:31)
  • Sal is a BIG nerd. (5:48)
  • What industry does robotics disrupt first? (9:06)
  • Mind Pump speculates on cryptocurrency being the money of the future. (16:00)
  • The eerie legend of the Overtoun Bridge in Scotland. (31:33)
  • Why no competitor vegan protein powders compare to Organifi’s. (35:42)
  • Would you purchase a minimalist phone? (37:28)
  • Baby Aurelius hitting another milestone in his progression. (42:11)
  • The advancements in technology and parenting hacks. (45:08)
  • The impact and power of blue light on sleep patterns. (48:05)
  • #Quah question #1 – What is the best way to build the peak of the bicep? (53:45)
  • #Quah question #2 – Do thermogenic fat burners actually do anything? (58:08)
  • #Quah question #3 – What do you think about battle ropes and when is a good time to implement them in your workout? (1:02:34)
  • #Quah question #4 – Are spinal flexion exercises, like crunches, dangerous for the back? (1:07:46)

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