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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 fitne ...
 
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether there is such a thing as too deep of a squat, tips for dips, how many calories a pound of muscle actually burns, and whether you can eat as much healthy whole food as you want and not gain fat. Mind Pump Recommends, Stay Here on Netflix. (7:00) The importan…
 
Love, money, sex. Lacey gets on the show to talk about her experience becoming a model in L.A. after leaving her hometown in Arkansas. We discuss: Opening up relationships to others Fear based religions Sex shaming and objectification Mean girl shit Hard times create life experience Onlyfans Connect with Lacey Instagram: @thelaceyclaire TikTok: @th…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the advantages of using a supinated grip over a pronated grip for tricep exercises, the validity of training with partial reps or a limited range of motion to save joints, strategies to deal with a big appetite, and the pros & cons of chiropractic care. Mind Pump’s…
 
In the third installment of our deep-dive Spelunky 2 miniseries, we continue the discussion on its unique difficult curve, debate the latest changes to the game, and talk through the design of worlds 3-5. Show notes: Noita 1.0 Thanks for a Great Launch (Update) JakeTreester's Reddit criticisms (big spoilers!) Nick's Olmec whiff Nick's Jiangshi whif…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the impact insufficient sleep has on making muscle gains, the benefit, if any, that arching the back has during the bench press, using fasting to increase appetite for a bulk, and how to alleviate and prevent muscle knots. Pre-birth preparations for baby Di Stefano…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin break down different kinds of stress and how to become more resilient to the challenges life throws at us. Why all stress is NOT bad. (2:35) How we NEED stress to adapt and grow. (4:50) The different categories of stress. (7:14) Why balance is SO important. (9:18) How good stress can become bad stress. (10:21) Ch…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about getting better at the overhead press, how to fix an imbalance between lats, the best way to cool down after a workout, and good shoes for squatting and deadlifting. Courteney is looking GOOD. (5:38) Jessica likes Sal THICCC. (9:03) Baby stories with Mind Pump. (11:…
 
Andrea is a badass, and she’s giving away the answers to all the hot mom questions we have. We’re talking about everything from conspiracy theories to drinking breast milk. We discuss: Friends with hot moms Private School privilege Everybody has a favorite child The evolution of dating apps Porn and swingers parties Narcissistic spirituality Connec…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover 10 reasons why everyone should exercise. The difference between exercise and being active. (2:45) Mind Pump on the benefits of exercise for the average person. (4:10) Why Everyone Should Exercise. (11:36) #1 – Makes you happier. (11:56) #2 – Makes fat loss easier. (16:30) #3 – Excellent for building muscle …
 
Tj Hughes (Terrifying Jellyfish) joins us to talk about his upcoming experimental food/art game Nour: Play With Your Food. We discuss games as toys, making things accessible by making them weird, and the most important element of both cooking and design (spoilers: it's love). Show notes: Tj Hughes Nour: Play With Your Food Feesh Panoramical Electro…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about muscle groups and exercises that benefit from adding momentum, how sore is too sore, training & nutrition for women who are missing their period and are trying to get it back, and whether it is better to eat breakfast before or after a morning workout. Adam’s ultim…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about controlling a deadlift back to the ground vs. dropping it, how to tell the difference between being lazy and actually needing to take a day off, when to cap your caffeine consumption, and whether following your passion is bad advice. School subjects Mind Pump was w…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover five different ways to maintain muscle when you are recovering from an illness or injury. How to navigate around an injury or being sick. (3:47) Mind Pump Revelations: Don’t be afraid of going backward. (5:54) 5 Ways to Maintain Muscle When You’re Sick or Injured. #1 – Focus on healing. (12:03) #2 – Train w…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best ab exercises that help with the mind to muscle connection, thoughts on Primal Movement & Animal Flow, what it takes to always be “ON” and why they partnered up instead of going solo. Nesting Sal and updates on baby Di Stefano. (5:05) Inheriting ‘smartass’ …
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about why taking a vacation can help you reach your fitness goals more effortlessly, the best priming movements for squats, deadlifts, bench press and the other big lifts, whether kettlebells are superior to dumbbells, and how a new trainer can overcome imposter syndrome…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about good ways to phase workouts besides strength and hypertrophy, the best way to grow forearm size, tips to get a back pump, and how often to mix up cardio in order for your body not to adapt to the activity. How even Mind Pump still overtrains. (4:26) How to develop …
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten of the most important habits shared by healthy people. The important skill of modeling successful people’s actions and habits. (2:37) 10 Habits of Super-Healthy People. (7:08) #1 – Planned (break)fast. (8:12) #2 – Track water intake. (13:57) #3 – Take walk breaks. (18:26) #4 – Unplug from tech. (24:38) …
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about using dumbbells for squats, lunges, chest press, overhead press, and deadlifts, prioritizing meeting your macros vs. meeting your calories, when a Turkish Get-Up is useful, and a good progression for introducing weightlifting to kids and teens. Justin’s ‘happy baby…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with UFC Gym president Adam Sedlack. The funny story of how Adam met Sal. (4:00) Adam’s 24 Hour Fitness journey. (6:54) What was it like working for Ray Wilson and Mark Mastrov? (10:04) Was the transition rocky when 24 Hour acquired Family Fitness? (12:41) The evolution of the gym space: His take on the rac…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether the muscle building signal you send when you perform resistance training is specific to only the muscles you train or if it can have an overall effect on the body, training for the firefighter academy, the benefit to sitting cross-legged for hip mobility, a…
 
A Short Hike creator Adam Robinson-Yu chills with us to chat about his cozy exploration game, from its Humble origins and inspirations, to balancing feature density with scope. Show notes: A Short Hike Adam Robinson-Yu Pitfall Planet Adam's Itch.io page Fund: Futures Crafting a Tiny Open World: A Short Hike Postmorterm Building Games Around Humor: …
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about contralateral training, the value of Alkaline & PH water, whether foam rolling is good for recovery, and credibility of out of shape personal trainers.
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss four things you can do to turn your body into a fat burning machine. Understanding your body’s survival mechanisms when it comes to fat loss. (3:29) The misconception of wanting to be “smaller.” (9:55) Addressing the psychology hurdle. (13:01) How to turn your body into a fat-burning machine automatically…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how the difference between strength training and hypertrophy training, natural approaches to helping eliminate anxiety, how to know if needing to change foot position for a squat is due to limited mobility or is related to individual hip anatomy, & how to balance h…
 
Get ready for today’s bonus episode where Conner, Kelli Tennant, and Christina Rice dive into their personal experiences with growing their podcasts. They share stories of how they started, insights they’ve gained about the industry, and tips for marketing your show. This no bullsh*t trio gives information other podcasts hosts don’t share, so you g…
 
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