Ep. 120 Debunking Fitness Industry Myths + Your Body as the True Coach with Sal Di Stefano and Adam Shafer of MindPump


Sal Di Stefano and Adam Shafer of Mind Pump Media and the MindPump Podcast join Krista and Lindsey for a fluid conversation about fitness, business, nutrition, social media, porn, cryptocurrency, biohacking, and performance optimization! With over 40 years of combined fitness experience and a commitment to keeping up on the trends and myths in this industry, these guys are overflowing with the know-how that will help anyone optimize their performance, fuel their bodies properly, and live their best life. Their no-B.S. approach is refreshing in a space where we are constantly being sold the next best program or the most effective workout supplement. There is a funny thing that happens when fellow podcasters hang. THERE ARE NO RULES. These guys are hilarious, passionate, and equally inquisitive. They flip the script and ask the girls some questions, too – which you can check out by becoming a Patron on our Patreon page (www.patreon.com/almost30). This is a notebook episode, so get your pens out! Lots to learn and debunk! We’ll dig into...



  • 99% of fitness information out there being just terrible

  • What’s good for you isn’t sexy

  • The problems with the popular gym model

  • Why the Western medical model isn’t effective at treating chronic problems

  • Stroking the ego

  • The difference between themselves now and in their 20s when it comes to sex, business, & everything else

  • Keeping your ego in check

  • Being open on the mic

  • Connecting with your audience

  • Dealing with feedback + haters

  • The HUGE problems in the bodybuilding industry

  • The message that’s not being taught + told in the fitness or wellness industries

  • The ins + outs of supplements

  • How the mind pump guys are approaching exercise these days

  • Optimizing VS adapting

  • Cryptocurrencies + disruption

  • The future of MindPump

  • Investing time in people

  • Podcasters supporting podcasters

  • Creating systems in your business

  • How adapting to extreme situations allows us to transform

  • Comparing porn to highly processed foods

  • Making health cool


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