1159: The Top 5 Exercises, Leg Press vs. Hack Squat, Pre-Lift Motivation Techniques & MORE

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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about adding an exercise to the "Big 4," the leg press compared with the hack squat, the value of self-talk for motivation, and the future of contact sports.

  • Mobility is NOT flexibility! Why Mind Pump is here to educate the masses. (4:17)
  • The ONLY proper way to fast. (15:25)
  • How Sal used Brain.fm to help his son study for his test. (17:38)
  • Adam gets personal. (20:30)
  • Why Adam doesn’t vote. (22:33)
  • Is there a global fertility crisis? (28:50)
  • Mind Pump’s go-to ‘snack’ foods. (31:10)
  • Should you ration your kids Halloween candy? (34:08)
  • Are cannabinoids anti-acne?! (38:14)
  • Why Harriet Tubman is one of Sal’s heroes. (41:58)
  • #Quah question #1 – If you had to add an exercise to the "Big 4” to make it the Big 5, which exercise would it be? (44:31)
  • #Quah question #2 – I know squats are best for leg development, but if you had to choose between the leg press and the hack squat which one is better? (52:15)
  • #Quah question #3 – How powerful is self-talk for motivation or having someone yell at you before doing a big lift? Do you practice it or should we just slap our faces, get angry and pick up the weight? (59:39)
  • #Quah question #4 – Sports like rugby and football are increasingly becoming demonized due to concussion risks. What do you foresee the future of contact sports to be? (1:06:47)

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