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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth
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Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, Doug Egge

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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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Email's Not Dead is a podcast about how we communicate with each other and the broader world through modern technologies. Email isn't dead, but it could be if we don't change how we think about it. Hosts Jonathan Torres and Eric Trinidad dive into the email underworld and come back out with a distinctive look at the way developers and marketers send email.
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Blue Collar Fitness
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Blue Collar Fitness

Josh Sargeant & Connor Burton

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Bringing reputable and easily digested fitness information to the masses. With over 30 years of experience in Fitness, Josh Sargeant & Connor Burton plan to shake things up in the fitness industry. Their blue collar background brings integrity, hard work, and honesty to the fitness space. Together they're on a mission to combat modern day health struggles and help everyone achieve their fitness goals in an enjoyable fashion. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
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In a world where it's too dangerous to go outside, a starry-eyed teen cellist risks leaving her apartment to win the love of the rebel punk next door. A twisted musical with a good, pure heart.Starring Annie Golden, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Marc Kudisch, Sarah Stiles, Taylor Trensch, Tony VincentBook by Jason Schafer, Music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, Lyrics by Harris DoranBased on a story by Jason Schafer, suggested by Oscar Wilde’s fairytale “The Nightingale and the Rose”Directed and Edited by H ...
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In September of 2019, Luis Alberto Quiñonez—known as Sito— was shot to death as he sat in his car in the Mission District of San Francisco. He was nineteen. His killer, Julius Williams, was seventeen. It was the second time the teens had encountered one another. The first, five years before, also ended in tragedy, when Julius watched as his brother…
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show. Mind Pump Fit Tip: Getting stronger often makes you MORE resilient to injury. There is a proper BALANCE that needs to be maintained. (2:36) How it goes to show how much blood…
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What is happening on a hormonal level that makes these avatars believe this is healthy? (4:15) Defining overtraining. (7:30) Clear signs you may be overtraining. (8:59) The 8 People Most Likely to Overtrain #1 - Competitors. (12:32) #2 - Type-A people. (16:52) #3 - People who use exercise as a drug. (21:23) #4 - Post-partum moms. (24:26) #5 - Just …
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The remarkable story of a couple who came together during the civil rights movement and made fighting for equality and civil and workers' rights their purpose for more than sixty years, overcoming adversity--with the strength of their love and commitment--to bring about meaningful change, When Velma Murphy was knocked unconscious by a brick thrown …
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show. Mind Pump Fit Tip: One of the most distinctive features of strength training is REST PERIODS. Without them, you are just doing cardio with weights. (1:33) Recapping Super Bow…
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram Mind Pump Fit Tip: Want to get your gains moving forward? Change the tempo of your reps! (1:51) Is there an adaptation process that happens with your diet? (14:17) Justin’s love of peanut butter. (20…
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Continuing with you on this journey of the Yahoo and Google email authentication update, a familiar friend stopped by to explain to us the DMARC side of this whole update and how it affects you. Ash Morin, Director of Deployment at dmarcian joined us to give an overview of what he’s seen and what he predicts with the new email authentication standa…
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What does the Minerals & Metals test cover? (1:59) The correlation between high levels of certain heavy metals and autism. (4:03) The common offenders when it comes to heavy metals in your body. (6:59) How is this increasing? (10:17) How to avoid passing on heavy metals to your baby. (12:51) Why do you look at the hair for heavy metals? (17:16) Wha…
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show. Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you want to improve your cognitive function, GET STRONGER! (2:23) How we confuse knowledge with brain power. (12:27) Conspiracy Corner with Mind Pump: O…
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In this New Books Network/Gotham Center for NYC History podcast, guest host Beth Harpaz, editor of the City University of New York website SUM, interviews Jeanne Theoharis, distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College. Their topic is a new book just out from NYU Press, co-edited by Theoharis, called The Strange Careers of the Ji…
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The evolution of resistance bands. (1:02) The thing to pay attention to with any resistance tool. (2:55) Bands do NOT damage your body. (5:41) The convenience factor. (7:49) The slow vs. fast tempo benefits. (8:49) Helping to achieve that mind-to-muscle connection. (12:42) The Nine Best Band Exercises for Maximum Muscle Gain #1 - Band reverse lunge…
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Trauma surgeon and professor Dr. Brian H. Williams has seen it all: gunshot wounds, stabbings, and traumatic brain injuries. In The Bodies Keep Coming: Dispatches from a Black Trauma Surgeon on Racism, Violence, and How We Heal (Broadleaf Books, 2023), Williams ushers us into the trauma bay, where the wounds of a national emergency amass. As a Harv…
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions from the Sunday @mindpumpmedia Quah post. Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you want to be PROUD of your age, START lifting weights. (2:18) How the atmosphere in the gym has changed so much. (14:04) The unplugged vs. plugged in. (17:57) Being prepared for California winter stor…
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During the Great Migration, Black Americans sought new lives in midwestern small towns only to confront the pervasive efforts of white residents determined to maintain their area’s preferred cultural and racial identity. Jennifer Sdunzik explores this widespread phenomenon by examining how it played out in one midwestern community. Sdunzik merges s…
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Mind Pump Fit Tip: If your goal is to be fat, sick, and unhealthy follow the government’s nutrition guidelines. (2:21) Will extending life save humanity? (11:42) The philosophical problems with cloning. (22:33) The undiscussed damage that pornography is causing. (28:32) Sal’s vasectomy consult experience. (36:28) Government experiments gone wrong. …
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When did entrepreneurship start for him? (2:50) His big takeaways from growing a business. (10:15) The four kinds of people. (13:04) Always invest LESS than you want to invest. (18:05) Personal growth from hitting rock bottom. (21:14) His first experience with ayahuasca. (22:55) The inspiration and science behind Bulletproof Coffee. (30:45) You hav…
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Point Saint-Charles, a historically white working-class neighborhood with a strong Irish and French presence, and Little Burgundy, a multiracial neighborhood that is home to the city’s English-speaking Black community, face each other across Montreal’s Lachine Canal, once an artery around which work and industry in Montreal were clustered and by wh…
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Known as Black Rome, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, is a predominantly Black city. The local art, food, and dance are closely linked to the population's African roots. Yet many Black Brazilian residents are politically and economically disenfranchised. Bryce Henson details a culture of resistance and activism that has emerged in response, expressed thr…
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In Purgatory Citizenship: Reentry, Race, and Abolition (University of California Press, 2023), Calvin John Smiley explores the lives of people who were formerly incarcerated and the many daunting challenges they face. Those being released from prison must navigate the reentry process with diminished legal rights and amplified social stigmas, in a j…
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show. Mind Pump Fit Tip: Consider this when programming exercises for muscle building: Middle, stretch, and squeeze. (2:49) When Mind Pump gets surprised by a guest. (13:46) Do sup…
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A controversial character largely known (as depicted in the movie Glory) as a Union colonel who led Black soldiers in the Civil War, James Montgomery (1814-71) waged a far more personal and radical war against slavery than popular history suggests. It is the true story of this militant abolitionist that Todd Mildfelt and David D. Schafer tell in Ab…
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The differences between competition and culture. (1:14) Six Reasons Why Powerlifting is Better than Bodybuilding. #1 - It’s performance-based vs aesthetics. (3:33) #2 - Workouts are more science-based. (11:34) #3 - Purely objective judging. (17:38) #4 - Discourages undereating. (22:10) #5 - Very encouraging community. (27:43) #6 - Much healthier fo…
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Despite the vast popularity and cultural influence of hip-hop, efforts to archive its history are still in fairly early stages. Hip-Hop Archives: The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production (Intellect, 2023), edited by Mark V. Campbell and Murray Forman, focuses on the cultural and political aspects of those undertakings. It addresses practica…
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George Fisher, the Judge John Crown Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, just released his new book Beware Euphoria: The Moral Roots and Racial Myths of America’s Drug War, with Oxford University Press. George has been teaching and writing in the realms of evidence, prosecution practice, and criminal legal history since 1995. He began practice …
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show. Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you can’t eat enough protein, amino acid supplements may help. (2:15) Recapping Justin’s birthday weekend: Muscle cars and rocking out with the boys. (1…
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In the late 1960s, as the United States was wracked by protests, assassinations, and political unrest, students in Washington State seized the moment. In Washington State Rising: Black Power on Campus in the Pacific Northwest (NYU Press, 2023), California State University, Bernardino, history professor Marc Robinson tells the story of African Ameri…
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page. Mind Pump Fit Tip: If you want to get leaner, BUMP your calories! (1:59) Team Peanut Butter or Jelly? (10:31) Using Joy Mode to boost energy not just in the bedroom. (15:55) Justin’s fashion mu…
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In this episode, Elizabeth and John talk with Derron Wallace, sociologist of education and Brandeis colleague, about his new book The Culture Trap, which explores "ethnic expectations" for Caribbean schoolchildren in New York and London. His work starts with the basic puzzle that while black Caribbean schoolchildren in New York are often considered…
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Today’s book is: Black Women, Ivory Tower: Revealing the Lies of White Supremacy in American Education (Broadleaf Books, 2024), by Dr. Jasmine L. Harris, which is an exploration of what it means to be a Black woman in higher education. Dr. Jasmine Harris shares her own experiences attempting to be a Vassar girl and reckoning with a lack of legacy a…
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Why is there a high turnover rate? (1:22) Why hiring a good trainer or coach DRAMATICALLY improves the odds of long-term success. (3:43) Six Reasons Trainers Fail. #1 - They can’t sell. (7:07) #2 - They don’t speak the client’s language. (15:46) #3 - They don’t understand the macros of business. (20:43) #4- They don’t meet their clients where they …
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From the Black Power movement and state surveillance to Silicon Valley and gentrification, Medina by the Bay: Scenes of Muslim Study and Survival (Duke UP, 2023) examines how multiracial Muslim communities in the San Francisco Bay Area survive and flourish within and against racial capitalist, carceral, and imperial logics. Weaving expansive histor…
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show. Mind Pump Fit Tip: Hide the scale for a successful weight-loss journey. (2:46) When fashion trends come back into style. (11:56) Fun Facts with Justin: The most expensive mat…
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Yay we got Chad S. White back in our virtual studio and its always a joy to have him. We learn about the new 4th edition of his book Email Marketing Rules. We’re such super fans Nick Schafer our Sr. Manager of Deliverability joined in to also hear Chad’s email marketing views on the Yahoo and Google email authentication update we talked about last …
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In the post-civil rights era, wide-ranging groups have made civil rights claims that echo those made by Black civil rights activists of the 1960s, from people with disabilities to women's rights activists and LGBTQ coalitions. Increasingly since the 1980s, white, right-wing social movements, from family values coalitions to the alt-right, now claim…
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Why has Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a color-blind society suffered so many recent setbacks? Classical philosopher Andre Archie argues that we need to bring back King's vision, and points to the ways the Classical ideas of virtues can inform our modern understanding of virtue as separate from race. Along the way, the conversation covers recen…
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Explaining how the stem cells the guys got are DIFFERENT than the ones you can get in the United States. (3:04) Why are the U.S. regulators so slow? (9:09) Why he is so confident about the treatments he provides. (12:52) 1st vs. 2nd generation stem cells. (15:53) Where does he get his stem cells? (19:08) How does the average consumer know how to we…
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Against the Carceral Archive: The Art of Black Liberatory Practice (Fordham UP, 2023) is a meditation upon what author Damien M. Sojoyner calls the “carceral archival project,” offering a distillation of critical, theoretical, and activist work of prison abolitionists over the past three decades. Working from collections at the Southern California …
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach three Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show. Mind Pump Fit Tip: Here are the three diets you should try and why. (2:25) A girl will put up with the worst that her father has shown her. (17:03) The importance and value …
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The civil rights movement is often defined narrowly, relegated to the 1950s and 1960s, and populated by such colossal figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Many forget that the movement was bigger than the figures on the frontline and that it grew from intellectual and historical efforts that continue today. In Path to Grace: Reimaginin…
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page. Mind Pump Fit Tip: The best strategy for long-term fitness & health. (2:40) If the belt fits. (8:04) Random embarrassing fun facts with Mind Pump. (14:54) A status symbol to wear Vuori. (22:49)…
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The trap of arrival fallacy. (2:40) Four ways to set the RIGHT expectation instead of aiming to hit a goal. #1 - Focus on the process. (9:48) #2 - Be present (stop living in the future). (16:33) #3 - Focus on what makes people happy (purpose, connection, spiritual practice, wanting less, and health, not looks). (24:51) #4 - Practice gratitude. (28:…
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During the eighteenth century, Britain’s slave trade exploded in size. Formerly a small and geographically constricted business, the trade had, by the eve of the American Revolution, grown into an Atlantic-wide system through which fifty thousand men, women, and children were enslaved every year. In Traders in Men: Merchants and the Transformation …
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show. Mind Pump Fit Tip: The #1 thing that will cause the BIGGEST positive impact on your health, fat loss, and muscle gain is SLEEP! (2:51) How sports are the greatest example of …
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Dr. Kareem Muhammad has a new book that focuses on the role of Black voters in the United States – specifically in their power as participants in democracy. In many ways, this is a “love story to the Black community” in the U.S. The book traces the sustained electoral power of Black voters, and teases at the fissures within this significant bloc of…
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The difference between how he applies or approaches training his athletes vs. how other athletes try to improve speed, power, and performance. (2:39) It’s a family business! His background in the training space. (4:52) The components that contribute to speed and how you train for it. (6:47) Fatigue is the enemy. (8:19) “If there’s a PR done in prac…
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Race and Respectability in an Early Black Atlantic (LSU Press, 2023) by Dr. Cassander L. Smith examines the means through which people of African descent embodied tenets of respectability as a coping strategy to navigate enslavement and racial oppression in the early Black Atlantic world. The term “respectability politics” refers to the way members…
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin coach four Pump Heads via Zoom. Email live@mindpumpmedia.com if you want to be considered to ask your question on the show. Mind Pump Fit Tip: The very act of being healthy or pursuing health is REBELLION! Welcome to the war! (2:12) Politicians are ugly actors. (18:05) Potty-training experiences. …
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer four Pump Head questions drawn from last Sunday’s Quah post on the @mindpumpmedia Instagram page. Mind Pump Fit Tip: Use strength training to combat the negative effects of getting older. (2:37) A young boy’s energy holds NO bounds. (19:02) Losing sleep over releasing ChatGPT into the world…
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Scott Gac's Born in Blood: Violence and the Making of America (Cambridge UP, 2023) investigates one of history's most violent undertakings: The United States of America. People the world over consider violence in the United States as measurably different than that which troubles the rest of the globe, citing reasons including gun culture, the Ameri…
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Today’s book is: Black and Queer on Campus (NYU Press, 2023) by Michael P. Jeffries, which offers an inside look at what life is like for LGBTQ college students on campuses across the United States. Dr. Jeffries shows that Black and queer college students often struggle to find safe spaces and a sense of belonging when they arrive on campus. Drawin…
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