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The Adversity Advantage


Jan 2, 2023

Today’s guest is Sal Di Stefano. You may know Sal as one of the hosts of the Mind Pump Podcast, a show that exposes the RAW TRUTH about health, fitness, nutrition and more. Sal picked up his first weight at the age of 14. Fitness was a way for him to apply hard work and effort towards changing and re-inventing himself. He wanted to shift the direction of the fitness industry from an aesthetic insecurity based industry to a self love and self care health industry. This is Sal’s third time on the podcast and today we discuss what you must do in order to achieve your health and fitness goals.  But, today’s conversation isn’t all about working out. We dive deep into  the non-physical things that you must do in order to achieve your goals. We discuss behavior change, how to build healthy habits, why self discovery is a non-negotiable and of course we chat about some things you must do in the gym to see results and much more. 

 

What to Listen For:

 

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:41 3 things you should focus on to improve your health in 2023
  • 03:30 Why do most exercise programs fail? (& which is most effective)
  • 06:42 How to effectively set goals
  • 09:52 Discovering the root cause of your motivation
  • 12:13 THIS mindset shift will help you reach your goals
  • 14:42 Don’t fall into this common workout trap
  • 16:37 The importance of strength training
  • 19:59 Don’t be hyper focused on weight loss
  • 22:09 Expect to hit speed bumps along the way
  • 24:43 Improving your health is a journey
  • 34:09 Tips for practicing patience
  • 38:37 What to do when you hit a plateau
  • 40:40 Liver King (& who you should follow online)
  • 45:43 The “processed food of fitness”
  • 48:11 How to lose belly fat
  • 53:26 Sal’s goals for 2023



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