Sal Di Stefano is a co-host of top health and fitness podcast Mind Pump Radio. He's a certified personal trainer and gym owner with more than 20 years of experience helping thousands of clients to lose weight and get in shape.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How much protein you really need to grow and maintain lean mass, and the importance of protein consumption timing.

  • Why traditional split routines might not be an efficient use of your time in the gym, and what Sal claims is a much better alternative.

  • How steady state cardio like running on a treadmill can actually cause your body to lose muscle and put on more fat.

  • Fasting as it pertains to weight training.

  • Separating muscle building myths from reality.

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Resources from this episode:

Sal's Blog

Sal at Facebook

Sal at Instagram

Mind Pump Radio

Mind Pump TV

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