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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

1610: Testosterone… the Hormone That Divides Men & Women With Carole Hooven show art 1610: Testosterone… the Hormone That Divides Men & Women With Carole Hooven

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Carole Hooven, author of T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us.

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1609: Overcoming an Exercise Obsession, Balancing Performance With Aesthetic Goals, Firing a Horrible Trainer & More (Listener Live Coaching) show art 1609: Overcoming an Exercise Obsession, Balancing Performance With Aesthetic Goals, Firing a Horrible Trainer & 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. Why intermittent fasting is terrible for fat loss. (4:10) Why are used cars so expensive?! (10:20) The guys recap their favorite moments of the Tokyo Olympics so far. (14:30) Baby Aurelius is a boob guy. (21:47) Baby Maximus sleep training updates. (23:23) The ChiliPad is a game-changer for families. (28:50) Great sources of protein are available at Public Goods! (31:27) The various degrees of soreness. (34:38) Sal hates farmer’s tans. (38:41) The high school football update with Justin....

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1608: How to Wake Up a Butt That Refuses to Grow, the Best Exercises to Blow Up Your Forearms, How to Add Shape to the Shoulders & More show art 1608: How to Wake Up a Butt That Refuses to Grow, the Best Exercises to Blow Up Your Forearms, How to Add Shape to the Shoulders & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about what to do if quads always build but not glutes, how to get bigger forearms, good shoulders exercises besides pressing motions, and supplementing with DHEA for hormone balance and/or improved testosterone levels. How Adam is now reaping the benefits of ‘fat face’ and ‘prank wars’ with Mind Pump. (3:20) Mind Pump speculates on the future of CrossFit and the fitness industry as a whole. (11:40) How the stigma surrounding cannabis has changed. (23:58) Mind Pump Investments: Snapchat to partner...

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1607: How to Optimize Your Hormones With Dr. Rand McClain show art 1607: How to Optimize Your Hormones With Dr. Rand McClain

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with renowned hormone specialist Dr. Rand McClain. Where did his knowledge and interest in hormones come from? (2:50) The first BIG misconceptions he learned. (8:14) What makes you an “expensive date?” (9:58) Why the stigma on testosterone replacement and is the pendulum swinging the other way? (12:36) What are the health risks of having low testosterone levels? (23:34) What are the health risks of having high testosterone levels? (29:33) His issues with the standard lipid panel. (32:17) Is testosterone anti-inflammatory? (36:22) What are the...

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1606: When to Use Alternating Arm Dumbbell Exercises, the Pros & Cons of Doing Full-Body Workouts on Consecutive Days, When to Choose Calories from Fat Vs. Carbs & More show art 1606: When to Use Alternating Arm Dumbbell Exercises, the Pros & Cons of Doing Full-Body Workouts on Consecutive Days, When to Choose Calories from Fat Vs. Carbs & More

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about are the advantages and disadvantages of alternating sides during an exercise vs doing both sides at the same time, doing full-body workouts on consecutive days, the difference between getting calories from carbs or fat after hitting protein target, and advice for someone who has consistently been training 6 days a week and is scared to back off in fear of losing progress. Mind Pump’s favorite lifts. (4:41) The unwanted body hair as an aging man. (11:53) The conspiracy surrounding Plum Island....

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1605: How to Get Jacked on a Budget show art 1605: How to Get Jacked on a Budget

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss getting jacked on a budget. The assumption that you need a lot of money to eat healthily and get shredded. (1:30) What it takes to get lean and build muscle. (5:28) Why the appropriate dose of diet and exercise will get you to your goal the fastest. (8:45) The order of essential macronutrients to get lean and build muscle. (13:50) Busting the myth that you can’t eat healthy on a budget. (16:43) The hierarchy of priorities when it comes to organic, grass-fed, pasture, and humanely raised. (20:04) The importance of quality when it comes to the...

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1604: Ways to Kick-Start Fat Loss When You Hit a Plateau, Lifting Tips & Techniques When Suffering from Joint Pain, How to Correct Shoulder Imbalances & More (Listener Live Coaching) show art 1604: Ways to Kick-Start Fat Loss When You Hit a Plateau, Lifting Tips & Techniques When Suffering from Joint Pain, How to Correct Shoulder Imbalances & 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. They don’t even know! Justin’s workout vlog coming soon! (5:00) The psychology behind why we watch scary movies. (11:44) Mind Pump Recommends, Free to Choose series on YouTube. (18:19) Storytime with Mind Pump: Bathroom time, kids, and potty training. (24:12) The power of exercise for better well-being and mental health. (35:36) New sponsor alert! Welcome, LivON Labs. (42:27) Study: Theanine protects against the negative effects of THC. (46:44) Streaming services on fire, keeping our...

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1603: How to Build a Thick & Wide Back, the Best Mobility Exercises to Improve Your Low Bar Squat, the Pros & Cons of Opening a Gym & More show art 1603: How to Build a Thick & Wide Back, the Best Mobility Exercises to Improve Your Low Bar Squat, the Pros & Cons of Opening a Gym & More

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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether there is a different way to train for a wide back vs. a thick back, the best mobility exercises for low bar squats, training under the influence of marijuana, and tips for an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to open their own gym. What can happen when you work out next to Sal. (4:11) The best time to eat protein and build muscle health. (7:20) Study finds that women can predict a man's attitude toward casual sexual relationships based on his face. (14:01) Peloton to move into the video game...

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1602: Why Intermittent Fasting is Bad show art 1602: Why Intermittent Fasting is Bad

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In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin cover the pros and cons of practicing intermittent fasting. What is fasting, and the history behind it? (2:52) When did fasting become mainstream? (10:46) The benefits of intermittent fasting. (15:20) The dark side and detriments of fasting. (28:53) Who should AVOID fasting? (33:43) Who is fasting FOR, and when is it a good idea? (40:47) Why fasting is NOT an effective weight loss strategy. (46:15) Related Links/Products Mentioned   **Promo code “IF50” at checkout** Visit for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! People...

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1601: How to Build Big Arms, the Best Way to Train to Increase Pull-Ups, the Truth About Lifting Belts & More show art 1601: How to Build Big Arms, the Best Way to Train to Increase Pull-Ups, the Truth About Lifting Belts & More

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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to train for pull-ups, growing arm size, whether lifting belts are necessary for heavy lifting, and methods for recovering faster from overtraining. Mind Pump’s vacation workout tips. (4:46) The guys recap their vacations with their families: Kauai adventures, moving pains, and leaps in growth. (6:35) Is Adam falling in love with golf? (21:43) Barbequing with Adam Schafer. (24:25) You look strong. (31:01) Study: Do trans athletes have an advantage? (33:35) Inflation’s silver lining?...

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In this episode of Quah, sponsored by Kimera Koffee (kimerakoffee.com, code "mindpump" for 10% off), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the real benefit of stopping 2 reps before failure, why people crave crappy foods when they are sick, why exercises in Prime Pro make people cramp and if it is better for performance based individuals to cross train in different sports or to focus on their one sport for maximizing performance.

  • The Sal and Justin Show! Get your preview… (5:02)
  • Adam explains how he coordinates his wardrobe using the Joovv light + Testosterone update! (7:50)
  • Adam explains how he coordinates his wardrobe using the Joovv light + Testosterone update! (7:50)
  • Grey hair on a man or women, hot or not? Find out what the guys think + why your ears and nose never stop growing! (16:00)
  • Health IQ plug and car insurance talk (21:25)
  • Mix that Organifi GOLD juice with alcohol? The guys used to do what with their supplements?! (28:28)
  • Stay Authentic! The new Mind Pump merchandise has dropped! (30:00)
  • 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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