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1403: The Impact Sleep Has on Muscle Gain, the Importance of Arching the Back When Benching, How to Remedy Muscle Knots & More

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. (5:16)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix, and The Right Stuff on Disney+. (10:57)
  • Weird News with Sal. (15:29)
  • The future of retail and the entrepreneurial opportunities that lie ahead. (17:58)
  • Adam’s first COVID eating out experience and baby Maximus updates. (22:35)
  • The benefits of red-light therapy to relieve pain. (29:12)
  • Prayers to Dak Prescott. (30:38)
  • Studies with Sal. (32:25)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and lockdowns. (37:47)
  • Organifi’s Gold Juice + Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes. (40:24)
  • Why are the NBA Finals ratings so down? (41:15)
  • More Studies with Sal. (44:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – If your training, diet, and programming are pretty close to being 100%, how negative of an impact does only sleeping 6 hours, 5 days a week have on making muscle gains? (48:28)
  • #Quah question #2 – What’s the deal with arching the back during the bench press? I personally can’t arch my back that much, but I see some people with some serious arches when benching. Is it a big benefit? (54:29)
  • #Quah question #3 – Adam has said that he had success with fasting to increase appetite for a bulk. Can you provide some details on this? (59:59)
  • #Quah question #4 – How can I alleviate or prevent muscle knots? I get persistent knots on my legs, psoas, and the back of my knees which are very painful to work out. The knots seem to get worse after exercise and better after a hot bath. (1:05:09)

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