Published November 2023 on YouTube

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1. Food Impact Insights

Guilty Until Proven Innocent:Sal shares a valuable perspective on approaching new foods, emphasizing the importance of being cautious and skeptical until they are proven safe. Adam and Sal discuss the tendency to quickly adopt new supplements and processed foods, highlighting the value of whole, natural foods for overall health. Justin raises concerns about the long-term effects of artificial sweeteners and chemicals in the market.+
The Impact of Food:Sal and Max discuss how food affects us both physically and mentally, exploring the influence of artificial sweeteners on behavior and the debate surrounding seed oils. Max emphasizes the health benefits of natural oils like olive oil and suggests being cautious with new food trends until they are proven safe.+
Evolution of Food:Sal and the team discuss the concept of coevolution with food and why it's better to stick to foods that have been around for a long time. They highlight the potential risks of consuming novel foods and emphasize the importance of caution and moderation in our food choices.+
Finding Balance:Adam and Sal discuss finding a balance between consuming processed foods and striving for a better version of oneself in terms of fitness. They explore the effects of heavily processed foods and the importance of not being too extreme in dietary choices.+
The Impact of Processed Foods:Sal explains how consuming heavily processed foods can hijack our natural checks and balances, leading to overeating and a lack of satisfaction. He highlights the difference between eating plain potatoes versus a bag of potato chips, emphasizing the addictive nature of processed foods.+

2. So, Newsom does care about us.

Red Dye and Hyperactivity:Sal discusses the effects of red dye on his child's behavior, highlighting the connection between red dye and increased hyperactivity or ADHD. The conversation explores common sources of red dye and its prevalence in processed foods like cereal, chips, and candy.+
Red Dye Reactions:Sal shares his discovery of his child's reaction to red dye, prompting a discussion on the potential dangers of food dyes and the banning of Red Dye 40 in Europe. The hosts also ponder the implications of California's ban on certain food ingredients.+
Food Differences Abroad:The hosts discuss the stark differences in food ingredients and nutrition between the US and Germany, highlighting the shorter list of ingredients in the German versions and the absence of fortified vitamins. They explore the reasons behind these disparities and the potential impact on health.+

3. The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep

Adam, Justin, and Sal discuss the impact of travel on their sleep quality and the relief of returning to their own beds. They highlight the benefits of a controlled temperature bed system and the difference it makes in getting a good night's sleep.+

4. Longest Time Away

Longest Time Away:Sal and Adam open up about their longest time away from their families and the challenges of being on the road. They discuss the emotions of missing their loved ones and the importance of staying connected.+
The Alliance for Responsible Citizenship:Sal and Justin discuss their experience at the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship event, highlighting the impressive and successful individuals in attendance from various industries. They express their gratitude for being chosen to attend and the honor it was to be part of a select group of 1500 people from around the world.+
Inspiring Positive Change:Sal, Justin, and Adam discuss their favorite talks from an event focused on changing the narrative and creating a better future. They highlight the importance of innovation, the power of common values, and the need to create abundance for all. The speakers' insights shed light on the paradox of having more stuff but still feeling unhappy.+
Unexpected Connections:Adam, Justin, and Sal share their favorite part of their trip to London - meeting and hanging out with listeners of the show. The encounters happened organically and led to interesting conversations and memorable experiences.+
Transformations and Tasty Treats:Discover the power of experiencing food in its country of origin and hear an inspiring story of a woman's incredible fitness transformation.+
Close Calls, Strong Bones:Justin's dad narrowly avoids serious injury when his own car runs over his legs, highlighting his surprisingly strong bones. The hosts discuss the close call and reflect on their recent trip to the Olympia.+
Unexpected Encounter:Adam, Sal, and Justin share their unexpected encounter with a fan at a convention, who happened to be working for a competitor. Despite the initial tension, the fan showed his support for the show by taking pictures with them, even though they were wearing competitor shirts.+
Olympia Spectacle:Sal and Adam discuss their impressions of the Olympia Convention, including the impressive physique of the attendees and the extravagant setup. They also question the pay discrepancy between different categories and speculate on possible reasons behind it.+
Influencer Culture:Adam, Sal, and Justin discuss the rise of influencer culture in the bodybuilding industry and how it has shifted the focus from legendary bodybuilders to famous influencers. They share their observations on the growth of the industry and the impact it has had on fan interactions at competitions.+
The Genetics of Bodybuilding:The hosts discuss the role of genetics in bodybuilding and how it impacts physique development. They emphasize that while drugs play a part, genetic factors and hard work are crucial for success in the sport.+

5. Unexpected London Photography Passion

Unexpected Photography Passion:Adam surprises his friends with his hidden talent for photography during their trip to London. He captures the city's blend of historical and modern architecture, which makes it his new favorite city to visit.+
London Bridges, Photography, and Epic Nights:Adam shares his experience of exploring London at night, going under iconic bridges, and being inspired by photography. He reveals his past venture into the photography business and his fascination with capturing memorable moments.+
London Photography Etiquette:Adam, Sal, and Justin discuss their experiences with photography in London, highlighting the strict rules around tripods and lenses. They share their appreciation for the polite and friendly approach of the security personnel, contrasting it with their expectations in their own country.+
Assholes and Friendliness:Sal, Justin, and Adam discuss the differences in friendliness and behavior in different regions, highlighting the contrast between Silicon Valley and other areas like Arkansas and Tennessee. They also touch on the reputation of New York City and the use of car horns as a courtesy in certain places.+

6. Aurelius’ new car.

Sal shares a hilarious story about his son accidentally driving his toy car through the garage door, causing a big surprise. The hosts also discuss their kids' birthday celebrations and gift ideas.+

7. Uncovering Shilajit's Secrets

Uncovering Shilajit's Secrets:Dive into the fascinating world of Shilajit, an ancient remedy with numerous health benefits. Adam, Sal, and Justin discuss its historical use as an aphrodisiac, its ability to improve libido and vitality, and its surprising effects on testosterone and cognitive function. Discover the mysteries behind this powerful adaptogenic compound.+
Ancient Medicine Discoveries:Adam and Sal discuss the fascinating origins of Eastern medicine and the accidental discoveries that led to the use of herbs and substances like psilocybin mushrooms in ancient times.+
The Next Big Supplement:Shilajit, a supplement with ancient roots, is gaining attention for its potential benefits in exercise performance and recovery. Although not a life-changing supplement, it may have value in filling non-nutrient deficiencies. Shilajit is an adaptogen and can be taken independently or in combination with other supplements like Ashwagandha.+

8. Another crazy Russian sport.

Adam, Justin, and Sal discuss a new sport they discovered where participants hang from bars and try to knock each other off. They find it both brutal and hilarious, questioning who comes up with these ideas and discussing possible strategies.+

9. Shout out to Toni Rice.

Witness the incredible transformation of Tony as she shares her journey of increasing calories, strength training, and proper nutrition. Her story is a testament to what can be achieved in just a year's time.+

10. Deadlift Progression

Deadlift Progression:Discover the realistic potential for increasing your deadlift and the importance of good programming and diet in achieving your goals.+
Powerlifting Goals:Sal, Adam, and Justin discuss the potential for strength gains in powerlifting, emphasizing the importance of technique and practice. They share personal experiences and offer encouragement to achieve goals in deadlifts, squats, and bench presses.+
Strength Gains:Nicholas shares his experience with Powerlift and the strength gains he noticed. The hosts discuss the standards for strength and the potential for continued progress even after years of lifting.+

11. Balancing Cardio and Muscle Building

Balancing Cardio and Muscle Building:Rachel, a nurse practitioner with a sedentary job, seeks advice on incorporating cardio into her routine without sacrificing muscle building. The hosts discuss the importance of movement and suggest simple ways to increase steps throughout the day, emphasizing that cardio is not necessary for getting leaner. They also touch on tracking protein intake and offer practical tips for achieving the 10,000 step goal.+
Sitting vs. Standing:Discover the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle and the importance of standing for your health. Learn why sitting all day can be detrimental, even if you're active, and find out how incorporating more movement into your day can have a positive impact on your overall well-being.+
Building Muscle and Cutting Calories:Adam and Sal discuss the importance of assessing calorie intake before cutting calories to lean out, and provide recommendations for building muscle and achieving a lean physique.+

12. Maximizing Fat Loss

Maximizing Fat Loss:Bethany seeks advice on whether implementing a new stimulus can aid in fat loss or if a calorie deficit is always necessary. She shares her experience with maintaining weight while increasing strength and her desire to look as strong as she is. The hosts provide insights on the importance of calorie balance for fat loss and offer guidance on tracking without mental blocks.+
Maximizing Strength and Body Composition:Beth shares her impressive strength gains and body composition changes over the course of a year, while maintaining her current calorie intake. The hosts provide guidance and affirm that she is on the right track, highlighting the importance of her walking cardio routine.+
Achieving Body Composition Goals:The hosts discuss the signs of progress towards body composition goals, such as weight loss, changes in clothing fit, and muscle definition. They provide advice on maintaining a calorie surplus while incorporating occasional calorie deficits to continue building muscle and losing body fat. The hosts emphasize the importance of patience and consistency in achieving desired results.+
Building Muscle, Trusting the Process:Adam, Sal, and Justin discuss the importance of trusting the process when it comes to building muscle and seeing progress. They provide encouragement and advice to a listener who is feeling frustrated with their lack of results, emphasizing the potential for muscle growth and the need to stay the course. The conversation highlights the importance of mindset and community support in achieving fitness goals.+
Maximizing Body Composition:Sal and Adam discuss the importance of maintaining calorie levels, the benefits of being in a slight surplus, and how it affects body composition. They provide insights on building muscle and losing body fat naturally without strict schedules, and offer advice on when to make adjustments.+

13. Tracking Progress & Macros

Tracking Progress & Macro Consistency:John from Canada seeks advice on tracking progress beyond weight on the bar and the value of consistently tracking macros. The hosts discuss various ways to progressively overload and the benefits of introducing new exercises, while also exploring the importance of tracking calories and macros for optimal results.+
Tracking Macros and Fitness Metrics:Sal and Adam discuss the importance of tracking total volume in workouts and the value of tracking macros for progress. They also highlight the benefits of paying attention to fitness metrics and suggest running through a series of unique programs to measure improvement in strength, mobility, and physique.+
Assessing Progress, Nutrition Insights:Adam and Justin discuss the importance of periodically reassessing your progress and nutrition habits. They share insights on how tracking and making small adjustments can lead to better results. They also highlight the Turkish get up exercise as a valuable tool for assessing overall body performance.+
Novel Exercise Progression:The hosts discuss the benefits of incorporating novel exercises into a workout program and the importance of progression for strength and performance.+
Listening to Your Body:Adam and Sal discuss the importance of listening to your body and not getting too caught up in tracking metrics. They emphasize the incremental nature of progress and how it's more about consistent improvement over time rather than massive jumps.+