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Joint Failures is a weekly podcast that features engaging geek "chats". Tune in and stay a while and find your self engaged in a great conversation just like you'd have with your buddies. Joint Failures features little known comedy gems of the world, great deep tech discussion, sketches and a review of a beloved item from geek culture.
 
Joint Failures is a weekly podcast that features engaging geek "chats". Tune in and stay a while and find your self engaged in a great conversation just like you'd have with your buddies. Joint Failures features little known comedy gems of the world, great deep tech discussion, sketches and a review of a beloved item from geek culture.
 
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 ...
 
You may be asking yourself…..”self, what insider information could I possibly want or need regarding physical therapy, sports medicine, rehabilitation and medicine.” Well, very good question. There is a ton of information regarding treatment techniques, philosophies, and medicine. But how do you separate the fluff from useful relevant information? Our mission is to gain inside(r) input and perspective on all the information floating around from the experts and then dissect it…figuratively. W ...
 
The PJF Podcast is the official show of NBA strength and conditioning coach Paul Fabritz. This podcast is dedicated to bringing you science based sports Performance and Fitness truths. Paul’s unique approach to transforming the fitness and athleticism of NBA superstars has become well known worldwide, this podcast aims to dissect these methods.
 
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In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the addictive nature of sugar and how to kick the sugar habit. Hi, my name is Adam Schafer and I have been addicted to sugar for 25 years. (3:04) The POWERFUL effects sugar has on the body. (5:45) Admit you have a problem. (9:05) Drop the artificial sweeteners. (17:06) The “cold turkey” versus slow approa…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about non-responders to resistance training, the benefits of the floor press versus the traditional bench press for those working out at home, thoughts and opinions on cluster sets, and adverse health effects when eating close to going to bed. The funny reason why Sal ne…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about food intolerances, feeling stiff and immobile in the morning, getting fat when bulking, and how vocalizing their personal opinions and details about their lives has affected their brand, business and personal lives. Milestone dad moments with Mind Pump. (3:37) Sal’…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with contest winner Helen Lin. How long has she listened to the show? (3:00) Her fascinating background and introduction to health and fitness. (4:00) When did she notice the benefits of fitness? (10:06) The crazy world of ice swimming. (12:37) The driving force of wanting to stand out. (14:00) When did she…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to practice bracing the core for lifting, the best order to do the big lifts if performed in a single workout, the definition of fitness, and helping a significant-other get in shape. How the guys consume Ned products. (6:53) Life after kids with Mind Pump. (8:…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss why the deadlift is one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why should you deadlift? (2:55) A fundamental movement that is still relevant today. (5:32) The myths surrounding the deadlift. (8:18) Why a deadlifters body doesn’t always have a large waist. (12:14) The importance of having confidence i…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effectiveness of powerbuilding, the value a Zercher squat provides that a front squat doesn’t, the best program for someone who wants to maximize benefits while losing weight, and when it is advisable to go “off script” for the sake of fun when following a work…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how exercise tempo affects the aesthetics of resistance training, how Smith machines compare to free barbell weights, eating in a surplus on off days when bulking, and how to navigate Mind Pump’s library of instructional videos, free resources, workout programs, an…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss how to bulk and the mistakes to avoid. Let’s talk bulking during the holidays. (3:23) The misconceptions around bulking. (5:35) Don’t Make These 6 Bulking Mistakes. #1 - Consuming junk food to meet your macros. (7:33) #2 - Not tracking and hitting protein intake. (19:24) #3 – Bulking for too long. (22:34)…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the benefits of power cleans, the part of sleep that is best for recovery, whether there are “good” fats and “bad” fats, and managing fitness lifestyle, business, and fatherhood. Mind Pump Debates: Sony versus Xbox. (5:44) Mind Pump going ‘hard’ on Parler. (9:28) W…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin interview their producer, Doug Egge, about his upbringing, life experiences and the journey that led him to partner with them and create Mind Pump. The values and morals that built the foundation. (4:40) Living up to his brother’s standards. (11:30) How he chose to follow the path less likely. (16:00) Reconnectin…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best way to get a higher vertical jump, favorite old school lifts that don’t see love anymore, whether the calf muscle is mostly determined by genetics and is not as “trainable” as other muscles, and why female CrossFitters usually have thicker waists. Why Mind…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the the difference between practicing a squat vs. performing a squat, how to introduce a fragile 65 year old to strength training, where to draw the line between deciding to improve health naturally through diet, exercise, and sleep or using more unnatural methods …
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin discuss the popularity of the "dad bod" and how to build a great one. Mind Pump discusses the popularity of the ‘dad bod’ and the stigma behind being ‘jacked’. (4:23) The science behind the ultimate attractive body type. (7:04) What defines a ‘dad bod’? (12:35) The positives of aiming for a ‘dad bod’. (14:40) The…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the best exercises for developing rotational power, programming P.E. for students in online schools, how to properly breathe when lifting, and exercises or foods to help with sperm count & motility. Adam’s snafu with the new nanny. (5:07) Baby Aurelius and Maximus …
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with good friend Max Lugavere about why counting calories may actually be making you fat. Don’t put Max in a corner! (2:50) Why the public health crisis will not be solved by math and spreadsheets. (6:00) The importance of learning good habits and behaviors first. (10:34) Why you don’t want to rely on your …
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether you can use MAPS Suspension movements in place of Focus or Trigger sessions, the qualifying markers in becoming an intermediate lifter, 5 staple foods to incorporate into your diet to cover the most nutritional needs, and training people with body dysmorphi…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how to analyze a physique, favorite exercises & movements in the sagittal and transverse planes, the best advice for someone who just recently found out she’s diabetic, and what they would like to say if invited on the Joe Rogan podcast. Welcome to the world Aureli…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin detail how to get the biceps and triceps to grow. If you build the muscles in your arms, they will come. (3:32) Why it’s easier for bigger muscles to take over movements. (5:56) The misunderstanding of the muscles of the arms. (8:10) How to Get Stubborn Arms to Grow. #1 – Pay attention to your elbow positioning. …
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about adding plyometrics and functional training into a routine, whether deadlifts give you a thicker midsection, if one rest day a week is necessary, and the best exercises or routines for a 7 year old interested in weight training. Updates on Baby Di Stefano. (4:58) Ho…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin Cover 7 Ways to Find Purpose. Why is it that we have so MUCH more, yet we are less happy than ever? (3:19) Why having a strong sense of purpose is a LARGE contributor to your overall health. (7:47) Mind Pump reminisces on moments of realization. (12:35) 7 Ways to Find Purpose. #1 – Practice gratitude. (16:32) #2 …
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about going from tracking everything to eating intuitively, the “demonized” leg extension machine, focusing more on intensity or volume when trying to increase the squat, and good ways to deal with a Type A personality and addictive behavior. Weird News with Sal. (3:53) …
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises for women who want to build lean long legs but also want to grow the glutes, whether calisthenics promotes the same metabolism and testosterone boosting benefits of weight training, specific exercises that help build the muscles of the core, and the best …
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin detail nine characteristics that winners share. The misconception that all winners win every time. (2:50) Nine Characteristics of a Winner. #1 – Have a ‘winning’ mindset. (5:22) #2 – Enjoy the challenge more than the win. (13:56) #3 – Know how to set small and attainable goals. (19:41) #4 – Are tenacious and valu…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about ways or exercises to improve body coordination, exercises to help with overactive upper traps on pulling movements, cleansing or fast days, and whether there is any detriment to always wearing sunglasses outside. How the ego wins all the time. (4:38) Amazing feats …
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin go over 12 things that contribute to being a great dad (or a great parent for that matter). How nothing challenges you more to be a better person than being a dad. (3:42) The fatherless epidemic statistics and unintended consequences. (6:08) The 12 Most Important Factors that Contribute to Being a Great Dad. (13:…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about doing only compound exercises and skipping isolation exercises to build muscle, the best sources of carbs, overweight professional athletes, and the times they failed as a personal trainer or leader. Justin’s collagen legs. (4:28) Sal’s big scare. (5:09) Was Adam’s…
 
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the advantages of using compound lifts when one can build a good looking body with isolation movements, what causes the small muscles in the upper back and the rotator cuff not to strengthen, how mini bulks and cuts compare to traditional 3-month intervals of bulki…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin cover ten ways you can build impressive shoulders using exercises that very few people do. Why shoulders are the most sought out body part to develop. (2:15) A moment that changed the game for Adam. (4:30) The importance of having healthy shoulders. (8:05) How Sal was motivated by negative feedback to train prope…
 
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…
 
In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak about how to grab people's attention and build a social media following with author Brendan Kane. Why you have to have a hook to get someone to stop. (3:47) Content is king. (7:44) The formula behind the hook. (9:50) The misconception if you have one million followers you have millions of dollars. (24:40) H…
 
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 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:…
 
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 …
 
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, Sal, Adam & Justin talk with the ever colorful Hunter McIntyre. Hunter’s CrossFit experience. (3:44) Shout out to Dave Castro. (9:00) The realm of steroids in the CrossFit industry. (13:10) Will he compete in their court again? (17:38) The difference in cultures between OCR and CrossFit. (19:03) His hot take on the Greg Glassman de…
 
TRAINING PROGRAMS Fat Don't Fly: http://www.pjfperformance.net/fat-dont-fly/ The Vert Code & The Vert Code Elite: http://www.pjfperformance.net/the-vert-code-elite-2/ Edge U: https://theedgeu.com PROTEIN Upper Echelon Nutrition: https://uenutrition.com (Use discount code PJFPERFORMANCE to get 20% off) FOLLOW ME: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com…
 
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…
 
TRAINING PROGRAMS Fat Don't Fly: http://www.pjfperformance.net/fat-don... The Vert Code & The Vert Code Elite: http://www.pjfperformance.net/the-ver... Edge U: https://theedgeu.com PROTEIN Upper Echelon Nutrition: https://uenutrition.com (Use discount code PJFPERFORMANCE to get 20% off) FOLLOW ME: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pjfperforma...…
 
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…
 
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. Morning moodiness is a real thing. (5:01) The potential value of bullies. (8:20) Mind Pump Recommends, My Octopus…
 
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