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Alternatives for Squats, Bench Press & Deadlifts, Best Way to Work Out Over 50 & More | Mind Pump

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Key Takeaways

  •  There are 4 main paths to becoming a millionaire:
    • The Saver-Investors path: These individuals make saving and investing part of their daily routine
    • The Company Climbers path: These people devote all of their time and energy to climbing the corporate ladder until they land a senior executive position with a very high salary.
    • The Virtuosos path: These are people who are the best at what they do and they’re paid a high premium for their knowledge and expertise 
    • The Dreamers path: People who pursue a dream like starting their own business, becoming a successful actor, musician or best-selling author
  • It’s important to remember that just because an exercise works out a particular body part, it doesn’t mean the rest of the body isn’t engaged in some way
  • Don’t allow your shoulder to take over the movement of a bicep exercise
    • “Keep your shoulders down, keep your head straight and tall…Work on your shoulder and upper back mobility” Sal Di Stefano
  • Listen to your body:
    • “If you’re finding that you’re getting more aches and pains in your joints, if you’re finding that you’re having more trouble recovering, then yeah you might need to scale back a little bit”  Sal Di Stefano
  • If you had to remove the 3 big lifts (back squat, bench press, deadlift), what exercises can you replace them with that would be comparable?
    • If you can’t do back squats, do a front squat or a bulgarian split squat 
    • If you can’t do deadlifts, do farmer walks or barbell row
    • If you can’t do bench press, do a dumbbell incline press or dips

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Talking About Millionaires

  •  There are 4 main paths to becoming a millionaire:
    • The Saver-Investors path: These individuals make saving and investing part of their daily routine
    • The Company Climbers path: These people devote all of their time and energy to climbing the corporate ladder until they land a senior executive position with a very high salary.
    • The Virtuosos path: These are people who are the best at what they do and they’re paid a high premium for their knowledge and expertise 
    • The Dreamers path: People who pursue a dream like starting their own business, becoming a successful actor, musician or best-selling author
      • The Dreamers were the most likely to become millionaires the fastest, but they worked between 65-75 hours per week and had a stressful lifestyle until they achieved their dream
  • If you want to learn how to become a millionaire, Adam recommends reading The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

Parenting Advice

  • Parenting lesson: Spend more time with your kids and be present with them
    • Just being there isn’t enough, you need to have your body and mind focused on them
      • Your kids are going to grow up in the blink of an eye, don’t miss out of their childhood

Fitness Advice

Question 1

  • Q: Both my husband and I suffer from neck pain and find that bicep work, standard curls, and others aggravate this. What are some bicep exercises that we can do?
    • It’s important to remember that just because an exercise works out a particular body part, it doesn’t mean the rest of the body isn’t engaged in some way
    • Don’t allow your shoulder to take over the movement of a bicep exercise
      • “Keep your shoulders down, keep your head straight and tall…Work on your shoulder and upper back mobility” Sal Di Stefano
        • “You got to fix your positioning and mobility otherwise this problem is going to stick around”
    • Watch Mind Pump’s video about bicep curls 
    • Focus on your form, do lighter weight, and slow down your workout tempo

Question 2

  • Q: I just turned 50 this year and I am an experienced lifter of 25 years. I have been working out basically the same way as I did when I was 25. Should I be scaling back the reps and volume for heavier weight and lower volume or should I be adding more reps and volume?
    • You need to listen to your body:
      • “If you’re finding that you’re getting more aches and pains in your joints, if you’re finding that you’re having more trouble recovering, then yeah you might need to scale back a little bit”  Sal Di Stefano
        • “It all depends on your individual body
    • “Modify the weights to where you’re at currently” – Adam Schafer

Question 3

  • If you had to remove the 3 big lifts (back squat, bench press, deadlift), what exercises can you replace them with that would be comparable?
    • If you can’t do back squats, do a front squat or a bulgarian split squat 
    • If you can’t do deadlifts, do farmer walks or barbell row
    • If you can’t do bench press, do a dumbbell incline press or dips
    • If you can’t do overhead press, do a dumbbell press

Question 4

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