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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 fit are you really? Strength & cardio tests for people over thirty.

    How fit are you really? Strength & cardio tests for people over thirty.

    Before you can start making progress as an athlete, it’s important to understand where you currently stand in key areas, and where your strengths and weaknesses are. In today’s episode, we’ll be discussing basic tests and assessments that can help you understand where your current strength and cardio levels stand and what you need to work on. It’s important to remember that these tests are not meant to make anyone feel inadequate – they’re just necessary for assessing your current capabilities and providing a starting point. Listen in to hear Josh and James Breese discuss balance tests, basic cardio and strength tests, and why thorough assessments matter.

    Topics Discussed in This Episode:



    * Snapshotting your current strength and cardio levels

    * The advanced balance test

    * Tests for basic strength

    * Basic cardio tests

    * Pullups and chin-ups

    * Pushing exercises

    * The farmer’s walk

    * Deadlifts and back squats

    * Why it’s important to be thorough with testing and assessments



    Quotes From the Show:

    “One of the biggest problems we see time and time again is people underestimating their own ability.” –James Breese

    “If your grip is weak, you’re never going to be able to lift as much as you possibly can do.” –James Breese

    “Most people don’t have good scapula health.” –James Breese

    • 44 min
    How To Ensure That You Get The Fat Loss Results You Want

    How To Ensure That You Get The Fat Loss Results You Want

    Can genetic testing really tell you what kind of diet is right for you? And if not, what’s the best way to find the right diet for yourself? What can you do to ensure that you get the fat loss results you want? How does food logging help you lose weight? And why don’t more meal plans work? These are some of the questions that today’s guest will help answer. Brian “Scary Coach” St. Pierre of Precision Nutrition joins the podcast today to talk about finding the right diet, measuring your food intake, and which supplements are beneficial for ordinary people.

    Topics Discussed in This Episode:



    * What the “Scary Coach” nickname is all about

    * What Brian does at Precision Nutrition

    * Keys for finding the right diet

    * DNA testing for nutrition directives

    * The diet satisfaction score

    * What to do when clients aren’t getting the fat loss results they want, even when they’re following a diet and fitness routine

    * Food logging

    * Pros and cons of different strategies for measuring food intake

    * Mindful and intuitive eating

    * Why meal plans don’t work

    * Supplements that everyday people can benefit from

    * Breaking bad nutrition habits

    * Keto diet

    * How Brian’s coaching practice has changed.



    Quotes From the Show:

    “In my view, and in the view of PN, what’s going to matter most is consistently implementing the nutrition fundamentals.” –Brian St. Pierre

     

    “The facts are friendly. They’re just giving us data to help us make better decisions moving forward.” –Brian St. Pierre

     

    “You’re only going to use a meal plan if you have really, really specific high-level goals.”

     

    • 46 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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43 Ratings

43 Ratings

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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