1428: The Importance of Exercise Tempo, Smith Machines Vs. Free Barbell Weights, How to Navigate Mind Pump Resources & More

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about how exercise tempo affects the aesthetics of resistance training, how Smith machines compare to free barbell weights, eating in a surplus on off days when bulking, and how to navigate Mind Pump’s library of instructional videos, free resources, workout programs, and advice.

  • Mind Pump has ‘faces’ for a podcast. (5:50)
  • This is 40, Adam and Catrina’s birthday weekend. (7:13)
  • Fun Facts with Justin. (22:08)
  • The lack of sleep that is going on at the Di Stefano household. (23:33)
  • The controversy surrounding Baby Yoda. (25:20)
  • The latest on the COVID vaccines. (28:21)
  • Mind Pump HQ getting hooked up with new PRx gear. (32:03)
  • The logic behind indoor/outdoor gyms. (35:25)
  • Felix Gray blue-blocking glasses and their benefits to kids’ behavior, homeschooling & MORE. (38:04)
  • #Quah question #1 – How does exercise tempo affect the aesthetics of resistance training? (48:25)
  • #Quah question #2 – Smith machines versus free barbell weights? (54:30)
  • #Quah question #3 – While bulking on three times a week routine, should we eat in a surplus on off days as well? (58:55)
  • #Quah question #4 – With Mind Pump being a treasure trove of instructional videos, free resources, workout programs, and advice, how would you help a beginner with a list of imbalances, mobility issues, and proper movements, etc.? Help them dive into something like correctional exercise and mobility without being overwhelmed? There are MAPS Prime, Prime Pro, and hundreds of videos posted on Mind Pump TV alone. Where would you get them to start? (1:02:27)

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