Mind Pump consists of three super smart fitness trainers: Sal DiStefano, Adam Schafer, and Justin Andrews, all dedicated to exposing the truth about fitness and the industry.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The story behind Sal, Adam, and Justin's creation of Mind Pump and what they see as their uncompromising mission.

  • Why seeking to improve yourself doesn't have to involve hating yourself first—a rare sentiment in today's fitness industry.

  • What the Mind Pump guys believe is the best way to sell fitness—an idea that got them branded as "crazy" in the early days.

  • Why a word like "toned" is a fitness industry myth invented to sell an aesthetic to people (i.e., women) who might not respond to its more accurate description: "bodybuilding."

  • How Sal, Adam, and Justin brought together the mindsets of wellness and bodybuilding at a time when the two were seen as opposing factions of fitness.

  • Why a good fitness trainer is at least partially a therapist who understands the levers that operate human psychology as well as physiology.

  • Why the Mind Pump guys don’t CrossFit.

  • And much more!

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Resources from this episode:

Mind Pump Media

Mind Pump Podcast

Mind Pump TV

Free Mind Pump Resources

Sal at Instagram

Adam at Instagram

Justin at Instagram

How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape | Sal Di Stefano, The Genius Life 19

24 Hour Fitness

Men's Physique Contests: Preparation Advice From 3 Competitors, Bodybuilding.com

Adam Schafer, 2015 IFBB San Jose Pro, National Physique Committee (NPC)

Female Fitness Myths Exposed!, Mind Pump Podcast 001

4 Reasons Why Walking Is Real Exercise by Wendy Bumgardner, Verywell Fit

Forget Big Change, Start with a Tiny Habit by BJ Fogg, TEDxFremont

PubMed Central (PMC)

The Cost of Sacrificing Sleep for Your Workout, Mind Pump Podcast 653

Work out at Home for Only 90 Minutes a Week for Amazing Results by Sal Di Stefano, Mind Pump Blog

Why Mind Pump Doesn't CrossFit Revisited, Mind Pump Podcast 973

Stop Working out and Start Practicing, Mind Pump Blog

When Exercising Less and Eating More Burns More Fat and Builds More Muscle by Sal Di Stefano, Mind Pump Blog

We Burn as Many Calories as Hunter-Gatherers, So What Makes Us Fat? by Laura Blue, Time

Trying to Lose Weight? These 12 Tips Will Help You Naturally Feel Less Hungry by Gina Florio, Popsugar

A Treasury of Terribly Sad Stories of Lotto Winners by Jen Doll, The Atlantic

6 Years after The Biggest Loser, Metabolism Is Slower and Weight Is Back Up by Kathryn Doyle, Scientific American

The Association Between Motivation and Fruit and Vegetable Intake: The Moderating Role of Social Support by Kate E. McSpadden et al., Appetite

What's a Good Way to Gain Weight If You're Underweight? by Katherine Zeratsky, The Mayo Clinic

How To Properly Clean-Bulk by Jeremiah Bair, Mind Pump Blog

How to Use Fasting to Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Improve Health, Mind Pump TV

Bulking, Meal Timing, and Gains!, Mind Pump TV

Why Cardio Sucks for Fat Loss, Mind Pump TV

Post Workout Protein Shake (Should You Take One)?, Mind Pump TV

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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