Sal Di Stefano is a personal trainer and co-founder of Mind Pump Media and co-host of Mind Pump, an online radio show/podcast that is dedicated to providing truthful fitness and health information. He is also the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS). Sal is dedicated to prioritizing health over appearance, and he aims to shift the direction of the fitness industry from aesthetic- and insecurity-based to one based in self-love and self-care.
0:13:00 Podcast begins with Sal
0:13:10 The story behind Sal’s shirt
0:16:20 Has Sal ever experienced being attacked or mischaracterized on the internet?
0:18:05 Why is cardio not beneficial for humans?
0:31:00 How different forms of exercise cause different hormonal changes in our bodies
0:33:55 I was much skinnier and had far less muscle while eating a vegan diet and incorporating steady state cardio
0:35:30 It makes no sense evolutionarily to burn thousands of calories every day
0:39:45 A strength test is the best predictor of all-cause mortality
0:44:30 Women have been told to stay away from resistance training the most
0:54:15 Calories in calories out is truthful, but there is a much more nuanced equation
1:01:30 Resistance training is the best option for increasing our functional flexibility
1:05:00 Resistance training and effects on calcification in the arteries
1:13:00 Nobody views cardio as a skill
1:18:55 The difference between sprinting and steady state cardio
1:23:00 Training for specific athletic performance requires different focus than the average person
1:27:00 Different forms of resistance training for the average person
1:30:10 Where to find Sal
1:31:20 What is the most radical thing Sal has done recently
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