Ever wonder how fitness trends catch fire? Or whether popular exercise equipment and workout programs are based on actual science? Learn everything you wanted to know about exercise straight from the people who invent the products and create the workouts that make you sweat. Working with iconic fitness organizations including the American Council on Exercise, Nautilus, Stairmaster and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Pete McCall is an educator, blogger and media spokesperson who has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, Shape and many other media outlets. With experience traveling around the world teaching workshops to personal trainers and group fitness instructors Pete is an engaging and interactive speaker with the unique ability to teach the science of exercise in an irreverent way that’s easy-to-understand.
Being in good shape is much more than just losing weight or achieving a specific look—it's about living life to it’s fullest and All About Fitness is here to help you make that a reality. The Quick Fit Tips deliver practical, actionable advice in under 15 minutes; while the interviews are in-depth, informative discussions with top health and fitness experts who share their insights about how exercise can enhance your quality of life.
Dr. Brad Schoenfeld - the Science of Muscle Growth
Hypertrophy is the technical term for increasing muscle size and is the main reason for lifting weights. Dr. Brad Schoenfeld has spent most of his career studying the science of muscle hypertrophy and has literally written the book on the subject. On this episode we talk about his research, what caused him to change his understanding and discuss the exercise techniques that could stimulate the muscle growth you want from your workouts. This is a fascinating conversation on how exercise changes the body.
Quick Fit Tip - Different Types of Strength Training
Have you ever wondered why bodybuilders and powerlifters look so different? Bodybuilders have large, well-defined muscles while powerlifters are often extremely strong but lack the same definition as their sculpted counterparts. The fact is that not all strength training is the same; this Quick Fit Tip reviews the different outcomes of strength training and provides suggestions for how to use them so you can achieve an optimal level of fitness.
Ebenezer Samuel - Fitness Director for Men's Health Magazine
Magazines are a great resource for learning how to exercise, however some provide helpful, evidence-based guidance while others are full of ads for supplements. Ebenezer Samuel liked to exercise which led him to a career as a sports reporter, however, he found himself drawn to his passion for fitness and now he is the Fitness Director for Men's Health Magazine. On this episode, Ebenezer shares how he turned his hobby into his career and discusses the trends that will shape fitness in 2021.
Quick Fit Tip - the Benefits of Strength Training
There are 3 laws of physics: Inertia - a body at rest stays at rest unless acted upon by an outside force; Force = Mass x Acceleration; and for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. These apply to strength training: a weight remains at rest until acted upon by a force. Muscles generate the force to move a weight. The act of lifting weights can improve muscle strength and appearance. Learn the benefits of strength training and how to add it to your workouts.
Dr. Natalia Petrzela - How We'll Do Fitness in 2021
Let's kick off 2021 with the OFFICIAL historian of the All About Fitness podcast, Dr. Natalia Petrzela, an Associate Professor of History who studies contemporary American history with an emphasis on how fitness impacts society. We discuss how the fitness industry is adapting to the current pandemic and the ways that we'll be sweating in 2021 and beyond. This is an enlightening discussion that will have you thinking about ways that you could be doing fitness differently in the coming year.
Quick Fit Tip - Fitness Goals for 2021!
It's a new year, that means it's time to set some new fitness goals. Goals can help you stay focused; on this episode you'll learn some great insights on how to set practical goals. Goals should get you out of your comfort zone so you can make some desired changes, BUT they should also be realistic and relevant for your lifestyle. Remember, once you set a goal, create an action plan for how you will achieve that goal. You will learn actionable steps to help you make 2021 your healthiest year yet!
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Always a great listen!
I always learn something new!
Such a sound and practical approach to fitness. The real deal. Something about listening to a certified guy who trains trainers makes me feel like I am getting insider information. Thanks, Pete!
Pete is great at explaining technical and scientific information. Wonderful guests too!