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40fit Radio is THE source for fitness, health, and lifestyle for 40+ aged Masters individuals. Hosted by Dr. Darin Deaton, DPT, Starting Strength Coach, and CrossFit Certified Trainer, Darin brings a refreshing science and experiential based viewpoint. He also hosts content experts on everything involving fitness and health. Whether you're just getting started on your journey to fitness and health or you're a pro, 40fit Radio has something to offer you!

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 65 Ratings

40fit Radio is THE source for fitness, health, and lifestyle for 40+ aged Masters individuals. Hosted by Dr. Darin Deaton, DPT, Starting Strength Coach, and CrossFit Certified Trainer, Darin brings a refreshing science and experiential based viewpoint. He also hosts content experts on everything involving fitness and health. Whether you're just getting started on your journey to fitness and health or you're a pro, 40fit Radio has something to offer you!

    We're Back!

    We're Back!

    After a several month hiatus, Darin and Trent are back with 40fit Radio!

    • 33 min
    ALL or NOTHING: Getting Away from the Extremes in Your Health and Fitness

    ALL or NOTHING: Getting Away from the Extremes in Your Health and Fitness

    Coach Darin has said it before, humans like to "complicate to validate." The bigger, faster, more complex, more "science-y," the better! Right? Likewise, the idea that fitness is an intense, all-in pursuit pervades media and popular training programs. Frankly, it's exhausting!
     
    Health and fitness doesn't come easy, and requires hard physical training to obtain and maintain. On the other hand, longevity and sustainability are also part of the game, and demand that you pay attention to your joint and connective tissue health, and spend time pursuing the things that will improve secondary fitness adaptations like balance, mobility, and accuracy. At some level, you also need to have some fun with your training, at least to the point that training is not adding more stress to your life.
     
    Therefore, we preach the path of moderation for your fitness life. We aren't talking about taking the easy road here -- that leads to nowhere! -- but we recognize that training can't always be about chasing numbers and PR's.
     
    We want to hear from you! Send us an email at the address below and tell us about how you've evolved in your training program to achieve moderation in your health and fitness.
     
    Email us: info@40fit.com
     
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    • 22 min
    Coaches' Corner: Low Stress Programming for Intermediate Lifters

    Coaches' Corner: Low Stress Programming for Intermediate Lifters

    Darin, Trent, and Charity convene for another coaches corner, this time offering some strategies for lowering systemic stress while programming for the intermediate lifter.
     
    The intermediate lifter with some training history on her belt -- we sometimes refer to these lifters as "middle intermediates" -- has a problem when it comes to programming. On one hand, since they are pretty far along the adaptation curve, they need a large amount of stress in the weight room to drive further strength adaptation. On the other hand, too frequent bouts of high intensity (very heavy) sets as well as too frequent bouts of high volume (lots of reps) sets cause become difficult to recover from. These workouts tend to take a few days, if not longer, to recover from, and if done too frequently the lifter may start to experience joint pain. This is doubly true for the master's lifter, who needs to find the sweet spot between just enough stress but not so much that he feels torched for days after a workout.
     
    In this episode, Trent, Darin, and Charity offer a few different models for programming in this phase of training, with the special needs of Master's lifters in mind.
     
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    • 56 min
    Exploring the Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals

    Exploring the Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals

    Coach D and Trent discuss the most important vitamins you should be getting from your diet and supplements.
     
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    • 36 min
    Why You Should Stop Worrying About PR's

    Why You Should Stop Worrying About PR's

    Coach D, Trent, and Charity discuss the tendency of strength coaches and athletes to get hung up chasing PR's on the bar, and missing the forest for the trees -- that is, the greater PR's in life such as raising good families, growing mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
     
    You can find Charity on Instagram at: @charity_silverstrength
     
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    • 30 min
    Cardio Is Not a Magic Bullet

    Cardio Is Not a Magic Bullet

    It's January, and that means there are millions of people trying to make good on their New Years' Resolutions. For many, this resolution involves losing weight, cutting body fat, and "leaning up." And predictably many resolutioners first instinct is to hit the cardio machines -- treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, etc.
     
    Losing fat, or rather body recomposition as we like to call it, involves more than just losing weight. It also involves gaining muscle mass. Or, for an already trained person, it involves maintaining muscle mass while losing fat mass. Either way, muscle mass -- lean mass -- is the key to the equation.
     
    Cardiovascular training does little to create new muscle mass. For a completely sedentary, untrained individual, jogging around the block likely will build some initial muscle mass, but the results drop off after a few weeks of training. After that, the force production demands of cardio are simply not enough to stimulate growth of new muscle mass. Moreover, certain forms of cardio, in particular long slow distance (LSD) type training, triggers hormonal mechanisms in your body which prevents you from gaining new muscle mass, and may even cause you to lose it. See Dr. Sullivan's exceptional work The Barbell Prescription for details on the AMPK "switch."
     
    So, what is a resolutioner to do? First, you need to strength train, and/or continue strength training. That will ensure that you build and maintain a high level of lean mass, which in turns drives your metabolism up higher. Secondly, you need to eat in a small caloric deficit. You need to eat less calories than you burn. About 10% reduction in calories is usually as much as you need to get this process started -- that's typically only a couple hundred a day, depending on your baseline.
     
    This can be done without doing any cardio at all! Food and lean mass will be the biggest drivers of fat loss in this process.
     
    However, if you begin to stall with your fat loss and you are continuing with your strength training, you may want to add in one to two conditioning workouts each week. Keep these workouts short and intense, as they will give you the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to fat loss. Tabatas on the echo bike, pushing the prowler, sprints on the rower -- these are all great choices for HIIT cardio training.
     
    But don't be fooled... cardio is not a magic bullet for fat loss!
     
    Muscle cells crash course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktv-CaOt6UQ&feature=youtu.be
     
    You can find Charity on Instagram at: @charity_silverstrength
     
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

bophame ,

Great podcast!

Darrin and Trent seem to have an uncanny ability to scratch what’s itching. I take away something from every podcast that I can apply to my workouts, and sometimes to life.

strongboymomma ,

Nice job!

Darin and Trent never disappoint! After listening to each episode, I find myself taking a couple or more tips, ideas, and recommendations right into the gym or my life. This podcast affirms that to be fit and healthy, no matter your age, you must have STRENGTH and continue to grow strong using the best method: barbell training!

John 3 16 ,

Great podcast

Thanks for keeping it clean and respectful. Very professional.

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