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703: How to Deal with Muscle Cramps, Training to Failures Affect on Muscle Growth, Cross Training vs Specialization & MORE

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

Release Date: 02/09/2018

1536: Ways to Get Hormone-Disrupting Stress Under Control, How to Regain Lifting Confidence After an Injury, Grip Strength Building Techniques & More show art 1536: Ways to Get Hormone-Disrupting Stress Under Control, How to Regain Lifting Confidence After an Injury, Grip Strength Building Techniques & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about dealing with stress that is causing hormonal imbalances, how to handle your mindset after coming back from an injury, ways to improve grip strength, and final thoughts on the range of motion debate. Oli Pop’s connection to Dum Dum lollipops. (5:29) The potential opportunities of ‘Cloud Kitchens’. (7:34) The legend of 4/20 and the benefits of cannabinoids. (11:44) Mind Pump Recommends, Body Brokers on Prime Video. (13:16) Mind Pump’s first take on Amazon Halo and its value for personal...

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1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel? show art 1535: Should You Squat Below Parallel?

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin weigh in on the longstanding squat depth debate. Why a greater range of motion, that you are connected to, is better for overall muscle growth. (1:50) Making the case when shorter ranges of motion or more beneficial. (8:10) The difference between being a personal trainer versus a coach. (10:36) Why national certifications are NOT the end all be all. (14:06) The problems training with limited ranges of motion. (16:50) Am I sacrificing muscle in pursuit of a greater range of motion? (18:22) If you don’t own it, you are going to hurt yourself. (21:23)...

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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) show art 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)

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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...

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1533: How Lifting to Failure Slows Your Gains, Exercises That Help Knee Pain, the Foolishness of Post Workout Gummy Bears & More show art 1533: How Lifting to Failure Slows Your Gains, Exercises That Help Knee Pain, the Foolishness of Post Workout Gummy Bears & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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?...

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

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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...

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

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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...

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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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)  ...

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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) show art 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)

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

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...

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1528: The Truth About the Afterburn Effect of Cardio, the Minimum Cardio Needed for a Healthy Heart & Lungs, the Benefits of Working Out Barefoot & More show art 1528: The Truth About the Afterburn Effect of Cardio, the Minimum Cardio Needed for a Healthy Heart & Lungs, the Benefits of Working Out Barefoot & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the after-burn effect of EPOC, how much cardio is enough for a healthy heart and lungs, whether working out barefoot is a good idea, and what to do to hit caloric and macro when not hungry. Which Mind Pump host has had the most injuries? (3:22) A very happy Mind Pump Easter. (7:55) A conversation surrounding the impact of sugar on children, healthy snacks, and creating strategies. (11:58) Mind Pump Movie Reviews: Godzilla vs. Kong and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. (20:28) UFO breaks the speed...

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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the origins, challenges and solutions of the obesity epidemic. Interesting statistics that highlight the obesity epidemic. (2:11) The clinical definition of obesity. (3:00) Why fix the obesity epidemic? (5:38) The importance of having an honest conversation. (8:35) How being obese affects your mental health. (10:32) Self-image versus body image. (12:15) You have to change your approach. (14:54) What caused this problem? (20:38) The 3 Step Solution to the Obesity Epidemic.  #1 – Dramatically reduce heavily processed foods from your diet....

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  • Quah question #1 – What is the real benefit of stopping 2 reps before failure? (34:30)
  • Quah question #2 – Why do people crave crappy foods when they are sick? (50:37)
  • Quah question #3 - Why exactly do some of the exercises in Prime Pro make people cramp? (59:42)
  • Quah question #4 - Is it better for performance based individuals to cross train in different sports or to focus on their one sport for maximizing performance? (1:06:52)

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