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1429: The Truth About Powerbuilding Workouts, When Zercher Squats Are Better Than Front Squats, Working Out for Fun & More

In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about the effectiveness of powerbuilding, the value a Zercher squat provides that a front squat doesn’t, the best program for someone who wants to maximize benefits while losing weight, and when it is advisable to go “off script” for the sake of fun when following a workout program.

  • A wonderful practice of accepting the way things are. (5:12)
  • Why black markets exist in the first place, the COVID impact & MORE! (6:55)
  • Everyone is jumping on the Parler train. (19:57)
  • New segment alert! The 3rd Rail with Sal Di Stefano. (23:04)
  • Adam, the butt of the joke. (24:09)
  • Banana pumpkin protein muffins by Organifi. (29:35)
  • Studies with Sal. (32:34)
  • How Public Goods is crushing amid the pandemic. (38:43)
  • Recycling is NOT what it used to be. (41:02)
  • Mind Pump Recommends, Wayne on Prime Video. (42:57)
  • Soaking in the moments with your kids. (45:03)
  • #Quah question #1 – How effective is power building? (49:24)
  • #Quah question #2 – What value does a Zercher squat provide that a front squat doesn’t? I find the pain of the bar, in the crook of my arms for Zercher squat, limits the weight I can lift way before my muscle strength does. So, I wonder if I should front squat instead? (55:49)
  • #Quah question #3 – What program would you recommend for someone who wants to maximize benefits while losing weight? I don’t want to lift just to maintain muscle. I want to improve other things at the same time. I’d imagine something like MAPS Performance would be good because it would help maintain muscle while also improving other athletic factors that won’t be minimized during weight loss. (1:00:23)
  • #Quah question #4 – When following a program, when it is advisable to go “off script” for the sake of fun? (1:04:23)

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