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The Fit Over 30 Podcast is a weekly show for people over 30 who want to lost weight, get stronger and live better. Hosted by Josh Kennedy and produced by Strength Matters - the world’s leading experts in helping people over 30 unleash their inner athlete and enjoy the quality of life they’ve always dreamed of - we combine the winning strategies developed in-house by Strength Matters with those of the world's leading experts we interview, bringing real-world insight and examples to help you understand how to live that pain-free athletic lifestyle. What are you waiting for? Turn up the volume, press play, and start your path to becoming an everyday athlete.

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The Fit Over 30 Podcast is a weekly show for people over 30 who want to lost weight, get stronger and live better. Hosted by Josh Kennedy and produced by Strength Matters - the world’s leading experts in helping people over 30 unleash their inner athlete and enjoy the quality of life they’ve always dreamed of - we combine the winning strategies developed in-house by Strength Matters with those of the world's leading experts we interview, bringing real-world insight and examples to help you understand how to live that pain-free athletic lifestyle. What are you waiting for? Turn up the volume, press play, and start your path to becoming an everyday athlete.

    How To Start Your Brand New Fitness Plan The Right Way

    How To Start Your Brand New Fitness Plan The Right Way

    Fitness resolutions are common in the new year. But what is the best way to get started on a fitness resolution? What kind of steps will give you the kind of start that will help enable you to follow through until you meet your goal? In today’s episode, James Breese explains some of the first steps toward keeping fitness resolutions for 2020.

    Topics Discussed in This Episode:

    * Priorities for 2020

    * Where to start with new year goals

    * Health assessments

    * Weight and body fat

    * Step averages

    * Sleep averages

    * Heart health

    * Why mouth breathing is bad

    * Sit and rise tests

    Quotes From the Show:

    “If it’s quite generic, we know from experience that it’s hard to stick to and it’s easy to break those resolutions.” –James Breese

    “Most people, particularly men, particularly in their 30s, they very much underestimate their body weight and body fat percentage.”  –James Breese

    “By breathing through your nose, you can take up to 30% more oxygen.” –James Breese

    • 31 min
    How To Make Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution Stick

    How To Make Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution Stick

    A new year is a good time to set new goals for yourself, and many of those goals revolve around fitness. However, it’s well known that New Year’s resolutions aren’t always effective – a very large number of them fail every year. If you’re thinking about setting fitness-related resolutions for yourself this year, what you need to do is learn how to stick to an exercise routine like a pro. Listen in to hear Josh and James discuss why New Year’s resolutions fail, why you have a better chance of success if you start with simple habits, and why you should focus more on ritual than on results.

    Topics Discussed in This Episode:

    * Statistics on how many New Year’s resolutions fail

    * Why New Year’s resolutions fail

    * Starting with smaller, simpler habits

    * Starting with habits that are manageable

    * Why you shouldn’t focus too much on results

    * Focusing on the ritual

    * Why who you surround yourself with matters

    * How small things add up to make a big difference

    * Why you need to know what your current level of fitness is

    * Being specific and precise about your goals

    Quotes From the Show:

    “It’s the Netflix binge society that we live in today. We expect results instantly, it’s instant gratification. It’s not going to happen like this.” –James Breese

    “You can drag them with you, but you can sometimes be dragged down by the people closest to you at the same time.” –James Breese

    “See what happens when you do make your bed every day. See what happens after that.” –James Breese

    • 26 min
    Over 30? Here’s How To Approach Cardio Training…

    Over 30? Here’s How To Approach Cardio Training…

    You hear a lot about the importance of cardio, but how do you get started with cardio if you’re a beginner over 30? You may have noticed that it’s harder to do things that you previously did easily. You may even be telling yourself that you “used to be able” to do those cardio-related exercises, but not anymore.

    Listen to today’s conversation with James Breese to learn why it’s time to remove “I used to” from your vocabulary, why you may not want to jump straight into running with no preparation, and how to make cardio more enjoyable.

    Topics Discussed in This Episode:

    * Removing “I used to” from your vocabulary

    * What cardio exercise really is

    * Why Couch to 5k may not be the best idea

    * Risks of jumping into running without preparation

    * Building a tolerance for walking before running

    * Going from walking to running

    * Making cardio enjoyable

    Quotes From the Show:

    “I can’t do these things. I used to do them. I should be able to do them now.” –James Breese

    “Essentially cardio is unloaded non-weight bearing exercises that raises the heart level sufficiently and allows more blood to be pumped around the body from the heart.” –James Breese

    “The cardiovascular system – it takes time. It takes time to build up.” –James Breese

    • 24 min
    Is Online Personal Training Right For Me?

    Is Online Personal Training Right For Me?

    Is online training right for you? The answer is: it depends. In today’s episode, you’ll hear more about online training, including the benefits and the disadvantages of this type of training. Listen in to find out more about what the different options for online training are, which styles of online training might be right for you, and what you might want to look for in an online trainer or training program. More knowledge about online training can help you decide whether or not online training is the best choice for you.



    Topics Discussed in This Episode:

    * How skiing on powder is different from skiing on compact snow

    * The proposal to change food labels to show what it would take to burn off the calories in that food item

    * Different options for online training

    * What to look for in an online coach or trainer

    * What style of online training might work for you

    * Disadvantages of online training

    * How online training helps address more hours in the week

    * Some of the best online trainers and training programs

    Quotes From the Show:

    “What online training or remote coaching does, it frees up your time and gives you time back – James Breese.

    “A good coach will be able to tailor the workout he may have already planned for you that day based on how you are when you walk into the room.” –James Breese

    “Daily interaction is key. It’s knowing someone’s there in your back corner, supporting you no matter what you’ve done.” —James Breese

    • 32 min
    Strength Training Principles For People Over 30

    Strength Training Principles For People Over 30

    Maybe you’re interested in strength training, but you’ve never done it before and you don’t know how to get started. What do you do? Where should you begin? How do you make sure that you’re getting what you need out of a strength training routine?



    In today’s episode, James Breese will explain some of the things you need to know about strength training for beginners. Listen in to hear what James has to say about testing yourself, following the LAWS, and working all seven human movements into your workout.

    Topics Discussed in This Episode:

    * Where to start with strength training

    * Testing your core strength

    * Holding a two-arm plank

    * Hanging from a bar

    * LAWS: Lubrication, activation, workout, stretch

    * Reps and sets for power and strength

    * Three facets of strength

    * Getting all 7 human movements in

    * Golden movements

    * How to put it all together

    Quotes From the Show:

    “It comes down to the simple fact that if you’re not assessing, you’re just guessing.” –James Breese

    “If you’re a beginner and you haven’t trained consistently for a long time, essentially any workout is going to improve and show you results.” –James Breese

    “Trust me, no one ever regrets stretching when they’re in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.” –James Breese

    Related Links: 

    James Breese

    James on Instagram

    Josh on Twitter

    • 36 min
    The Pitfalls of Thinking Short-Term In Fitness

    The Pitfalls of Thinking Short-Term In Fitness

    How should trainers approach training females vs. males? How does developing habits help people achieve the results they’re looking for? Why is it more important to chase volume than intensity? These are just some of the questions addressed in today’s episode by Andrew Read. Listen in to hear what Andrew has to say about training women for the fire brigade, the pitfalls of short-term thinking, and how Andrews online, habit-based programs are helping people.



    Topics Discussed in This Episode:

    * Andrew’s plans to go trekking with his mother

    * The training plan that Andrew put together

    * Training females in the fire brigade

    * Realistic and unrealistic goals

    * The pitfalls of thinking short-term in fitness

    * Andrew’s online habit-based programs

    * How Andrew’s training has changed

    * Why it’s important to chase intensity instead of volume

    Quotes From the Show:

    “I enjoy working with people. That’s the thing I like most and that’s what I want to spend most of my time on.”

    “That’s part of the problem. We do everything in short-term.”

    “I would much rather train someone six to seven days a week at like 60-70% than four days a week at 80%.”

    Related Links

    Read Performance Training

    Andrew on Facebook

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

cofbn ,

Love the Podcast

The discussions are informative and humorous. Alway walk away with new ideas and information that I can apply.

StagPower ,

A Life Lived Well

I love the message Strength Matters delivers through the Fit Over 30 Podcast. It’s more focused on living the life you want and how making health and fitness a priority in your life can allow you more freedom to do things you want without worrying so much about if you are capable, will get hurt, or might have pain. As a fitness professional for over 16 years now, I think this podcast most aligns with helping you get more out of life rather than making your whole life all about gym time and reaching some goal that isn’t even yours. I am Fit Over 30 and loving it! Thanks for spreading your message and helping me focus on a life well-lived and well-enjoyed.

J. Barshop ,

Awesome show, highly recommend!

Josh and his guests provide some incredibly compelling content that’s geared to help you take actionable steps to live a healthier, more well-rounded life.

Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Fit Over 30 if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to improve your overall physical and emotional well-being (and experience life with a new emotional resilience as a result)!

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