All About Fitness

All About Fitness is a free podcast that explores how exercise can successfully manage the aging process. From popular fitness programs to recently-developed exercise equipment, discover new trends and evidence-based solutions that can help you slow down the effects of time and stress on your body. No matter your age, learn how to burn calories, build stronger muscles and get YOUR best body straight from the people who conduct the research, invent the products and create the workouts that make you sweat. Host Pete McCall is a master personal trainer, education content creator and blogger for leading fitness organizations including the American Council on Exercise, Nautilus, StairMaster and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, he is the author of Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process and Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple as well as multiple textbook chapters on exercise science. With extensive experience traveling around the world teaching workshops to personal trainers and group fitness instructors, Pete is an engaging host with the unique ability to translate the science of exercise for all to understand. The Quick Fit Tips deliver practical, actionable advice in under 15 minutes; while the interviews are in-depth, informative and engaging conversations with top health and fitness experts. New episodes are posted weekly; listen and subscribe to the All About Fitness podcast in order to learn how exercise can enhance your quality of life while extending your lifespan.

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Eric the Trainer - The Secret to a Hollywood Body
Originally recorded in 2017, this is a rerun of a conversation with Eric Fleishman, also known as Eric the Trainer, the personal trainer to a number of well-known Hollywood celebrities. In this episode, Eric shares how he got interested in fitness, why he studied the early generation of bodybuilders and how he used those lessons to shape many of the bodies that you see on a screen.
36 min
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Dr. Bill Ferro - The Health Benefits of Reducin...
Dr. Bill Ferro is a chiropractor who realized that chronic gut inflammation was effecting many of his patients and keeping them from becoming completely healed. Dr. Ferro realized that helping his patients to first reduce inflammation in their digestive tract was a key component to helping them heal from their other health issues. As a result, he developed the Betr Health protocol to help his clients improve their health from the inside-out by reducing gut inflammation. It's all about achieving better health by reducing inflammation on this episode of All About Fitness.
60 min
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Lauren George - Fitness Entrepreneur
56 min
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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made ...
This episode of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple is the conclusion of chapter 2 which reviews two different types of strength training and how they can make changes to your body. In addition, you will learn about the most effective types of equipment that you can use for a great workout at the gym, home or anywhere you can move your body.
30 min
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Molly Galbraith - Girls Gone Strong
48 min
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Jay Glazer - How to Become Unbreakable
46 min
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Coach Kevin Carr - Benefits of Functional Stren...
On this episode, Performance Coach Kevin Carr talks about the difference between bodybuilding and performance training and why you should be doing the latter instead of the former. In addition, he shares how some of your muscles actually function (not the way you think) and the types of exercises that you should be doing to help them become stronger so that you can perform your best. It's all about how to improve your ability to move on this episode of All About Fitness.
46 min
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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made ...
ALL successful exercise programs have one thing in common: they adhere to the established principles of exercise program design. Chapter 2, part 4 of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple explains the variables of exercise program design and why each one is important for helping exercise make the desired changes to your body. It's all about how to design the workouts that change your body on this episode of All About Fitness.
23 min
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Dr. John Krakauer - The Neuroscience of Human M...
Dr. Krakauer is an expert in the field of neurophysiology which is the science of how our brain controls our movements. On this episode, originally recorded in 2019, Dr. Krakauer discusses how your brain learns movement patterns, what that means for your workout routines and whether or not it really is possible to teach an old human new tricks. Learn all about the science of how your brain learns movement on this episode of All About Fitness.
44 min
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Gray Cook - Functional Strength Training
Gray Cook is a physical therapist and strength coach who has helped many elite athletes to dominate their sport. Years ago, Gray identified the lack of coordinated movement as primary reason why many athletes fail to achieve success or become injured; as a result, he and his colleague, Dr. Lee Burton developed the Functional Movement Screen as a system for classifying movement ability. Gray talks about the Functional Movement Screen and how it can be used to identify potential muscle imbalances that could become an injury. Originally. recorded in the fall of 2017, learn all about the role of functional movement in your strength training program on this episode of All About Fitness.
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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made ...
In this episode you will learn about how your heart functions during physical activity, why it's important to pay attention to the 3 laws of physics when you're planning your workouts and the variables that are a component of EVERY exercise program. It's all about the science of exercise program design on this episode of All About Fitness.
29 min
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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made ...
Smarter Workouts was written expressly to help you learn the science of how your body adapts to exercise; currently this is an audiobook series going chapter-by-chapter to help you learn more about how exercise changes your body. This episode picks up on Chapter 2 and covers the benefits of core strength training and metabolic conditioning.
30 min
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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made ...
Continuing with the series, this episode transitions to Chapter 2 of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple and is titled, Movement and Intensity in Practice. Mobility, strength training and metabolic conditioning are the the 3 primary components of a well-designed exercise program. This episode addresses each of these components and why they are so essential for your workout program. Learn all about the essential components of a workout on this episode of All About Fitness.
19 min
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Gary Gray - the Father of Functional Training
Gary Gray has evolved his approach of working with the entire body and created the Gray Institute to teach physical therapists, personal trainers and strength coaches how to help their patients and athletes move more effectively. This episode, originally recorded in 2017, discusses how your body is designed to function and identifies ways that you could be exercising more effectively.
45 min
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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made ...
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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made ...
This episode continues with chapter 1 from Smarter Workouts that addresses how exercise changes your body. Your muscles use two different types of energy to produce movement: mechanical and metabolic: this episode covers the basics of energy metabolism and how your muscles convert the food you eat into the energy used to move your body; you'll be surprised at which part of your body is REALLY responsible for the changes that you experience as the result of your workouts.
25 min
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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made ...
How exercise changes the body: understanding metabolic and mechanical overload.
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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made ...
Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, chapt 1, part 1: How exercise changes your body. Learn the science of how your body responds to exercise and how to create your own workout programs.
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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made ...
Learn how to design your own workout programs.
29 min
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Chris Hodson - The Origin Story of All About Fi...
Chris Hodson is a plumbing contractor in North County San Diego who has been a lifelong fan of the iron game; he knows a lot about the science of getting stronger and was one of the people who motivated Pete to pursue his interest in strength training when they worked out together in college. Chris shares what he has learned in a lifetime of reading about various strength-training techniques and how you can apply them to your workouts. On this episode of All About Fitness, it's all about the gym science of strength training with Chris Hodson.
81 min
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Dan Duran - Making a Career Change to Personal ...
Dan Duran is a vice-president for the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and he talks about how he went from a government job with a secure salary to working as a personal trainer, in his forties. Dan shares what motivated him to become a personal trainer and how we was able to match his previous salary doing a job that he absolutely loved. Learn all about how to become a fitness professional on this episode of All About Fitness.
60 min
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Dr. Lee Burton - Functional Strength Training
Dr. Lee Burton is a founder Functional Movement Systems and one of the leading experts on understanding how and why that humans are designed to move. Dr. Burton helped create the Functional Movement Screen to provide a system for coaches and personal trainers to help athletes train with a lower risk of injury. On this episode, Dr. Burton talks about how the body is designed to function and shares why it is so important to take a movement-first approach with your strength training program. It's all about movement with Dr. Lee Burton on this episode of All About Fitness.
68 min
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Dr. Craig Heller - Better Fitness Through Sleep
Sleep, it's something that we all do, but the fact is that we probably do not do enough of it. Sleep is the time when our body repairs itself and should be considered an essential component of a comprehensive fitness program. Dr. Craig Heller is a professor of biology at Stanford University and has been studying why we sleep and the ways that sleep can support physical performance. Learn all about how sleep supports your workouts as well as ways that you can improve your sleep hygiene to achieve optimal health on this episode of All About Fitness.
41 min
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Dr. Bret Contreras - The Glute Guy
On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. Bret Contreras shares how he developed the barbell hip thrust and we discuss the most effective exercises for maximizing your gluteus.
26 min
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Adam Sedlak - The Business of Making You Sweat
UFC Gyms are not just for MMA athletes, they have the resources to help anyone work towards any exercise or fitness goal. Adam Sedlak is the Chief Executive Officer of UFC Gym and on this episode he not only talks about what makes UFC Gyms a different type of fitness experience but shares how you could open one of your own. On this episode of All About Fitness, it's all about the business of fitness with one of the leading executives in the industry.
54 min
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Danielle Friedman - The Hidden History of Women...
In her book, Let's Get Physical, journalist Danielle Friedman reveals the fascinating history of women's fitness culture. Each chapter of Let's Get Physical reviews a different era of the fitness industry and identifies an important woman who influenced it; the outcome is a fast-paced and entertaining journey through the evolution of the modern fitness industry. On this episode of All About Fitness, Danielle shares what motivated her to tell the story of how women have influenced the fitness industry and what she learned from digging into that history.
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Bill Hayes - Sweat: A History of Exercise
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Quick Fit Tip - Time to Change Your Workouts
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. When was the last time that you changed your workout routine? There is a paradox with exercise: performing the same exercises at the same level of intensity for too long could result in a plateau and changing exercises too frequently does not provide enough stimulus for the results that you want. This Quick Fit Tip explains the benefits of changing your workouts on a regular basis and provides an easy schedule for how you can do just that.
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Strength Coach Angelo Gingerelli - Resistance T...
Angelo Gingerelli is a strength coach at Seton Hall University and a running enthusiast; Coach Gingerelli knows that runners have no problem putting in the miles but need some help in the weight room which caused him to write the book, Finish Strong: Resistance Training for Endurance Athletes. Coach Gingerelli talks about the benefits of resistance training for endurance athletes and how the proper workouts allow you to receive the maximal enjoyment from your favorite sport. It's all about how to reduce the risk of injury on this episode of All About Fitness.
63 min
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Quick Fit Tip - Transitioning to Outdoor Workouts
This Quick Fit Tip covers a few issues that you should be aware of so that you can make the successful transition from indoor to outdoor workouts while reducing the risk of injury.
8 min
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Dr. Kevin Stone - Play Forever: How to Recover ...
Dr. Kevin Stone is an orthopedic surgeon and founder of the Stone Clinic in Northern California; throughout his career, Dr. Stone has helped numerous athletes return to their sport after an injury. In his book, Play Forever: How to Recovery from Injury and Thrive, Dr. Stone shares how you too can structure your workouts and exercise program to do exactly that: enjoy your favorite activities well into your later years. This is a fascinating and engaging conversation about how the evolution of modern sports medicine can help you to play forever.
56 min
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Dr. Melina Jampolis - Using Herbs and Spices To...
Dr. Melina Jampolis shares about how her experience as a doctor led her to focus on healthy nutrition as a vital component of preventative healthcare. In addition, she explains how certain spices can not only make food taste better but could also improve our health and help mitigate the effects of the aging process. Develop a deeper understanding about the health benefits of good nutrition on this episode of All About Fitness.
60 min
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Aimee Nicotera - Fitness over 40
Yes, it's now a new year, but what does that really mean in terms of your fitness and workout program? Do we have to wait for a new week, new month or new year to start a new, healthier behavior? This episode of All About Fitness features a return of co-host Aimee Nicotera to talk about all issues related to how to stay fit in our 40s; we talk about the right time to start a new workout program, how goals can help with motivation and what you can do to stay active, fit and healthy all year long.
61 min
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Dr. Chad Waterbury - Elite Physique, the Scienc...
Dr. Chad Waterbury is a Los Angeles-based physical therapist and author of several books about exercise including Huge in a Hurry and Muscle Revolution; his latest, Elite Physique, the Science of Building a Better Body, provides evidence-based solutions for how to change the way you look. On this episode, enjoy an insightful and educational discussion about how to minimize the risk of injury when you exercise along with learning about how exercise can change your body as we discuss the types of workouts and exercises that can help add lean muscle and improve strength at any age.
52 min
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Dr. Mike Simpson - How to Develop Elite Fitness...
At the ripe young age of 48, Mike Simpson was still running missions in Afghanistan with U.S. Special Forces. How did he keep up? His fitness and his mindset were honed by three decades of Special Forces training, martial arts, and his own specialized knowledge as a doctor of emergency medicine. On this episode of All About Fitness you will learn how to maintain and build muscle as we age along with steps that you can take to improve your mindset and mental fortitude. If you think turning 40 means that you’re past your prime, think again, this conversation demonstrates that it’s not too late to find your edge and live the lifestyle of a warrior-athlete.
75 min
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Jason Stella - The Evolution of Fitness
Jason Stella is the National Education Manager for LifeTime. On this episode, Jason and I talk about how the fitness industry has evolved over the course of our careers and where we think the industry is heading. We also talk about how our personal workouts have evolved as we 'matured' through our 40s and the role that high-intensity exercise plays in our personal workouts.
61 min
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Quick Fit Tip - Top Fitness Trends for 2022
This Quick Fit Tip identifies the top fitness trends that will be making us sweat in 2022 and beyond! If you love to exercise then you will love hearing about these trends that will influence all sectors of the fitness industry.
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Mark Salamon - From Mechanical Engineer to Phys...
Mark Salamon is a physical therapist who uses humor to help put his patients at ease. Mark wrote a book, Does it Hurt When I Do This? which uses humor to help the reader learn more about their body and how to keep it pain-free. On this episode, Mark shares how we went from studying mechanical engineering to the human body and how that relates to one another; in addition he offers his insights on how you should workout and which exercises to avoid so that you can enjoy your favorite activities while remaining injury-free.
59 min
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Amy Connell - Your Worthy Body
Exercise and proper nutrition can provide the means for achieving what you want in life, but it can be a challenge to find the best exercise program that fits your needs. Amy Connell is a personal trainer, fitness instructor and mother who has worked to achieve balance in all areas of her life. Amy hosts the Graced Health podcast and has written, Your Worthy Body: Find Freedom in Health by Breaking All of the Rules so that she can help others in her stage of life to find balance in theirs. This is a fun and fast-paced conversation about how to make time in your life for the things that are important to you.
61 min
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Dr. Kris Verburgh - The Science of Longevity
Dr. Kris Verburgh is a MD, researcher and leader in the field of nutrigerentology, the study of how nutrition can influence aging, as well as an author who wrote the Longevity Code to help readers learn about the aging process and what could be done to slow down its effects. On this episode, Dr. Verburgh shares how nutrition and exercise could help slow the effects of aging and provides valuable insights on what you can do to adds years to your lifespan.
41 min
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Fit Over 40 with Aimee Nicotera - Scheduling Ha...
What do you do to manage stress when life gets hectic? How do you make time for exercise when life happens at full speed and your schedule gets out of control? What can you do to gain control when life seems just a little overwhelming? On this episode of Fit Over 40, Aimee Nicotera joins Pete to talk about life hacks and how to make your needs a priority when your schedule allows little time for exercise. You will learn some helpful techniques and strategies for how to make your health and wellness a priority during the holidays or any time of year.
53 min
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Thomas Myers - Understanding Your Body from the...
Thomas Myers is a soft-tissue therapist, educator and author of Anatomy Trains, a book that explains how your muscles and fascia work together to produce movement. On this special rerun episode of All About Fitness, originally recorded in 2018, Thomas talks about what makes the fascia and elastic connective tissue so special as well as sharing insights into the types of exercise that could help you to develop a body-wide network of strong, vibrant and injury-resistant connective tissue.
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Sue Hitzmann - Self-care for Your Muscles
Sue Hitzmann is a manual therapist who created the MELT Method to reduce the amount of stress that accumulates in your muscles and soft-tissues during exercise so that you can get the results that you want from your workouts. Recorded LIVE at a fitness education event for the first time since 2019!!! - Sue provides insights on how our connective tissue is different than muscle and shares why it is so important to focus on self-care for your connective tissue so that you can achieve optimal health through movement. Learn all about how your body is designed to move on this episode of All About Fitness.
60 min
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Fitness Over 40 with Aimee Nicotera - The Futur...
On this edition of Fitness Over 40 with Aimee Nicotera, we discuss how fitness has evolved, what that means for you and share our thoughts on how we will all be sweating differently in 2022 and beyond. Fitness Over 40 is a series of Facebook Live conversations that Aimee and I will be having to talk about all issues related to staying fit in our 40s and beyond; the purpose is to provide a different perspective on how to make exercise a part of your daily life.
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Gerry Drefahl - How to Exercise Injury-Free
Gerry Drefahl is an athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning coach as well as an entrepreneur involved in a number of fitness-tech companies; we talk about common gym injuries and, most importantly, how to avoid them. We also discuss the benefits of massage guns and foam rollers in addition to talking about the types of exercises and workout programs that could help you to stay injury-free. It's all about exercise and human movement on this episode of All About Fitness.
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Quick Fit Tip - How to Avoid Common Exercise In...
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Fitness Over 40 with Aimee Nicotera
Aimee Nicotera is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and fitness educator (she teaches other trainers and instructors how to make people sweaty). On this episode, Aimee and I talk about how to encourage your kids to be active; Aimee has a young son and I have 2 daughters in elementary school. Issues covered in this episode include: which is better for young kids - sports or activities? How to help your kids develop physical literacy, how to model healthy behavior for your kids and what that means. This is a fun and engaging conversation that will help you identify ways that your entire family can be more active.
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Jay Glazer - How to be Unbreakable
Jay Glazer covers the NFL for Fox; he is also a retired martial arts competitor who started the Unbreakable studio to help high performing individuals to train for success. Jay also started Merging Vets and Players (MVP), a program that holds conditioning workouts that double as support groups for both retired soldiers and athletes so these individuals can support one another in an effort to achieve optimal mental as well as physical health. On this episode, Jay talks about his experience in martial arts, how he leveraged that to start Unbreakable and discusses the impact that the MVP Program is having on helping veterans and retired athletes address their mental health.
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Steve Cotter - The Benefits of Kettlebell Training
Steve Cotter is a former martial artist, the founder of the International Kettlebell Fitness Federation and the author of Kettlebell Training, a book that will teach you what you need to know to get a great workout using only 1 piece of equipment! Steve explains the benefits of using kettlebells, why kettlebells can be the perfect training tool for athletes (or people who want to move like them) and how to get started with a kettlebell workout program. On this episode, it's all about kettlebell training with author and instructor, Steve Cotter.
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Quick Fit Tip - The Science of Longevity
Currently in the United States, the average lifespan is approximately 78 years-old; scientists are studying the aging process, what can influence it and how we might able to extend our lifespan. Recently the Washington Post ran an article on Longevity that addresses many of the topics about aging that scientists are currently studying. This Quick Fit Tip is a review of that article which identifies what you could be doing to slow down how the passage of time effects your body.
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Dr. Jeremy Loenneke - How Blood Flow Restrictio...
Dr. Jeremy Loenneke is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at the University of Mississippi who studies muscle fiber physiology. As one of the leading researchers on the topic of blood flow restriction, Dr. Loenneke has conducted a number of studies on how blood flow restriction stimulates muscle growth; we discuss his findings and he offers his insights into how BFR can be implemented into your workout programs. This episode is all about the science of how blood flow restriction causes muscle growth.
64 min
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Quick Fit Tip - Self Care and Blood Flow Restri...
Self-care is important; whether that's taking a few minutes a day for quiet meditation, going to the doctor for an annual visit or turning off your devices to enjoy some screen-free time with family or close friends. The first part of this Quick Fit Tip discusses the benefits of self-care and why it's important to make your health needs a priority. The second part of this Quick Fit Tip discusses the science of blood flow restriction training and how it could help accelerate the results from your strength training workouts. This Quick Fit Tip reviews a few simple ways to use exercise to enhance your quality of life.
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Debra Atkinson - There IS Life After 50
Men over the age of 50 experience andropause and women over the age of 50 go through menopause. The good news is that exercise can help reduce the effects of these age-related change in our bodies. Debra Atkinson is an educator who hosts the Flipping 50 podcast and runs online fitness programs for women experiencing menopause. On this episode, Debra talks about the changes a woman will experience in menopause, the types of exercise that could help manage those changes and provides important insights on how guys can be supportive during this stage in a woman's life.
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Quick Fit Tip - Smarter Workouts
It doesn’t matter what type of exercise you do, but if you want the benefits from your efforts, the two most important things are being consistent and exercising to the point of mild discomfort. The one common denominator from any type of exercise is that it will stimulate a response from your endocrine system which produces hormones, the chemicals that control how cells function. This Quick Fit Tip, straight from Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, will help you to understand more about the hormones that are responsible for controlling how your body functions.
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Tony Horton - Age is Only a Number
Now in his 60s, Tony Horton is a ball of energy and loves to challenge himself with a variety of workouts that includes his new passion of crushing obstacle courses. On this episode, Tony shares how he got started in the fitness industry, how he evolved to become one of the most influential personal trainers and how he maintains a high level of fitness at an age when most people are slowing down. This is a riveting and motivational conversation that will help you to realize that age is only a number and that you are the only obstacle that can limit what you are able to achieve.
72 min
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Kathy Smith - How to Stay Fit and Look Great at...
Kathy Smith has been a fitness icon ever since MTV actually played music videos; she has promoted the benefits of an active lifestyle through books, exercise videos, TV shows and now a podcast. On this episode, Kathy shares her insights for how she has used exercise to take control of the aging process, the workouts she credits with giving her the strength to maintain an active lifestyle (and look amazing while doing it) and how you too can use exercise to live your best life no matter your age. This is an inspirational and riveting discussion with one of the true titans of fitness.
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Quick Fit Tip - The Secret to Successful Aging
Aging is inevitable, it WILL happen, but HOW you age is up to you. Over the past 10 years of studying how exercise affects the aging process I have written blog posts and articles, delivered presentations at conferences all over the world and started this podcast to share what I have learned in an effort to help others learn how exercise can slow down the effects of time. My latest book, Ageless Intensity - High Intensity Exercise to Slow the Aging Process is the culmination of this work; in the book you will learn will how exercise slows down aging, and, more importantly, the types of exercise that you should be doing to add years of high-quality living to your life. This Quick Fit Tip is a preview of Ageless Intensity and how to use exercise to achieve successful aging while extending your lifespan.
13 min
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Dr. Gil Blander - Understanding Your Body from ...
InsideTracker is a company that tests specific biomarkers in your blood to provide you with data about how your healthy lifestyle is affecting your body. InsideTracker is used by elite athletes to ensure that they are achieving the highest level of performance possible for their respective sports. You too can use the test to access to the same information on the best nutrition, exercise and lifestyle interventions for your body's needs. Dr. Gil Blander researches the biology of aging and, more importantly, applies his discoveries into new ways of detecting and preventing age-related conditions. On this episode, learn all about the benefits of quantifying your body's health with Dr. Gil Blander, the Chief Science Officer for InsideTracker.
47 min
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DeMarcus Ware - What it takes to be a Super Bow...
DeMarcus Ware was a first round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys who helped the Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50. Since retiring from the NFL DeMarcus has earned a personal training certification and now runs 3 Volt, a fitness studio near Dallas, TX. On this episode of All About Fitness, DeMarcus talks about his reaction to being drafted by the Cowboys, the amount of work it takes to be an elite professional athlete and how you can train to achieve your highest level of performance.
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Roy Holmes - Preparing to Succeed in Profession...
Exos is an organization that provides fitness solutions for all types of clients from corporate wellness centers to military special operators. While Exos serves many clients, the organization specializes in helping elite athletes prepare to compete at the highest levels of their respective sports. Roy Holmes is a Performance Manager at the Exos facility in Carlsbad, CA and runs the draft academy program that helps college football players prepare to play in the NFL. On this episode of All About Fitness, Coach Holmes talks about how an athlete can prepare to earn a scholarship, the types of training that goes into preparing for the combine and, most importantly, how you can apply the lessons of the pros to your own life so that you can achieve your highest level of performance.
60 min
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Quick Fit Tip - The Benefits of Training like a...
The human body was made to move and in order to get the best results, your workouts programs should feature different types of movement to engage ALL of your muscles, not just one or two at a time. This Quick Fit Tip uses the start of gridiron football season to review and discuss the benefits of training like an athlete and why you should add speed, agility, reactivity and quickness (SPARQ) exercises to your workout program
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Olivia and Jim Karas - Confessions of a Divisio...
Olivia Karas fell in love with gymnastics and pursued her passion to the point of earning a scholarship to the University of Michigan where she helped the team win multiple Big 10 championships. Her father, Jim Karas, is a personal trainer and best-selling author who works with an exclusive clientele in Chicago. Father and daughter collaborated to write Confessions of a Division 1 Athlete in order to share their stories about what it takes to ascend to the highest levels of a challenging and competitive sport which requires years of grueling practice to achieve success. On this episode of All About Fitness, Olivia and Jim share some of their insights on how to navigate the process from regional to elite competition, in addition, they provide valuable perspective on the role a parent should play when a child is motivated to compete.
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Todd Durkin - Get Your Mind Right
Where do you find the motivation to achieve a challenging goal? Todd Durkin is a strength coach, fitness studio owner, author, podcast host and motivational speaker; he wrote his latest book, Get Your Mind Right, to share his principles for how to find the motivation to reach your goals. Todd has helped numerous athletes, including Drew Brees, perform at the highest level of competition and he can help you to pursue your dreams. This was meant to be a Quick Fit Tip of inspiration, but it turned into an engaging conversation on how a leading coach finds his own motivation and inspiration.
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Thom Shea - Leadership Lessons from a Navy SEAL
Challenge, stress and change are all a part of life, it would be naive to think otherwise; do you have the skill and ability to overcome adversity? Have you developed strategies that allow you to successfully navigate stressful situations? On this episode of All About Fitness, retired Navy SEAL Thom Shea shares insights on how military special operators prepare to overcome challenges and shares his thoughts on how to become a more effective leader. This is a thought-provoking and inspirational conversation with one of our nations elite service members.
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Aaron Quinn - Fitness for Firefighters
Depending on whether they work in an urban, suburban or rural environment, every fire department will respond to different types of scenes, but one factor remains constant, the men and women need to be in peak physical and mental condition in order to be able to perform their best. Aaron Quinn is a career firefighter with the Oakland, CA Fire Department who is responsible for developing the fitness programs for new recruits to his department. On this episode of All About Fitness, Aaron discusses the unique fitness needs of firefighters, provides his insights on the best workout programs for firefighters and what he does to ensure that the men and women of the Oakland Fire Department are ready and prepared to serve when duty calls.
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Quick Fit Tip - How to Avoid Tearing Your Calf ...
Tearing the achilles tendon that connects the large calf muscle to the heel bone is a major injury that could derail your fitness efforts for up to a full year (depending on the severity of the injury and the healing period). This Quick Fit Tip covers the mechanism of injury for calf tears, it's one of the most common injuries for active adults and, more importantly, discusses strategies that you can follow to reduce the risk of having this type of injury. On this Quick Fit Tip it's all about how to NOT injure your calf when you're out being active and enjoying your favorite activities.
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Dr. Jay Dawes - Training the Tactical Athlete
Fire fighters, law enforcement, first responders and military have something in common with professional athletes: they rely on their bodies to be able to perform their jobs and should have a high level of fitness to operate at their highest level of ability. An entire field of study has developed around helping these tactical athletes prepare for the ever-changing demands of their jobs. Dr. Jay Dawes is an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University who conducts research on and consults with law enforcement and first responders. On this episode, Dr. Dawes talks about how the field of strength and conditioning has evolved to include tactical athletes, how they should prepare for the demands of their jobs and shares insights that he has learned from his years of conducting research on these high performing individuals.
53 min
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Quick Fit Tip - Fitness for the Tactical Athlete
Over the past 20 years a whole new category of fitness has evolved: conditioning programs that meet the specific needs of military and first responders. Whether fighting a fire, working a car accident, dealing with an aggressive criminal or conducting combat operations in an urban environment, first responders and military personnel are often required to move like athletes so they should be doing the exercise programs that will prepare them for the demands of their job. Over the past decade or so, exercise programs for military and first responders have evolved to help these individuals train like the athletes that they are; this Quick Fit Tip introduces you to exercise for the tactical athlete, a brand new, and essential, category of fitness.
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Tony Gentilcore returns - The Benefits of Stren...
Yes, consistent exercise is important, but the quickest way to get the results you want from your workouts is training like an athlete. Tony Gentilcore is a strength coach in Boston who helps his clients learn how to use fitness to achieve their best life. On this episode, recorded live at Tony's fitness studio, we talk about how to design the workouts that can maximize strength while minimizing injury. This conversation will provide great insights and information on how strength training like an athlete can help improve your quality of life.
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Vance Hinds - How One Word Can Change Your Life
Vance Hinds is an attorney from Texas who used to weigh 475 pounds; like many people he struggled with the ability to stay on an exercise program until one day he finally 'flipped the switch' and made his health a priority in his life. Vance decided that one word would guide his mission to improve his health and 3 and 1/2 years later he has made remarkable progress. On this episode, Vance shares what motivated him to change his life; be ready to be inspired on how you can use exercise to change your life!
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Quick Fit Tip - Men's Health, part 2
Life happens; it can be vey easy to become caught up in the demands of job and family and overlook little things like health and fitness. On this second Quick Fit Tip related to men's health, I share the results of my recent physical and, more importantly, talk about some of the changes I am making as a result. On this episode of All About Fitness, I share my experience to help you gain some important insights on action steps that you can take to improve your health.
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Ron Williams - How to Live the Champion Life
In the game of life, it's not how you start, it's how you finish that really matters. Ron Williams overcame a challenging start to his life to go on to become an accomplished bodybuilder. A multiple winner of the Mr. Natural Olympia and Mr. Natural Universe titles, Ron achieved phenomenal success without having to resort to to the use of performance enhancing drugs. On this episode of All About Fitness, Ron shares his motivational story about how he overcame multiple challenges in his life to become a success when many would have relegated him to a life of repetitive failure.
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Dr. Anthony Balduzzi - The Fit Father Project
Dr. Balduzzi shares about how the loss of his father motivated him to help others avoid the same tragedy. We talk about the mindset required to make health a priority in all aspects of your life and Dr. Balduzzi shares what he has learned from the participants in the Fit Father and Mother Projects that could help you to live a healthier life. This is an uplifting and motivational conversation about how to live your best life so that you can enjoy it with the ones you love.
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Quick Fit Tip - Men's Health
Even if you workout regularly and watch what you eat, it's still important to make your health a priority. June is Men's Health month and this quick fit tip provides some ideas and insights on what you can do to improve all aspects of your health. Not only can healthy lifestyle choices help you to avoid disease, they can also enhance your quality of life as well as extend your lifespan; this Quick Fit Tip provides a few simple ways that you can achieve those outcomes.
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Angie Asche RDN - Nutrition to Fuel Your Body
A healthy diet for an active body needs ALL macronutrients, specifically: protein for tissue repair, healthy fat to support physiological functions and carbohydrates to provide energy for high-intensity activities as well as supporting muscle growth....
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Dr. Joan Ifland - Processed Food Addiction
How to free yourself from being addicted to processed food with Dr. Joan Ifland, the author of Processed Food Addiction
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Pete Moore - Understanding the Finances of Fitness
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Quick Fit Tip - Benefits of Periodization
Insanity = Repeating the same thing over and over yet expecting different results. The longer you follow an exercise program, the greater the risk of a plateau. Periodization refers to a structured workout program which alternates between periods of...
20 min
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Melanie Webb - Working Out in Mother Nature's Gym
Where's your favorite place to exercise? Yes, a hard workout with friends at the gym can make you feel great, but when was the last time you took the time to get out in nature and use that as your gym? Not just exercising outside, but getting off the...
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Sarah Bowmar - Fitness Innovator and Entrepreneur
The old proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention" accurately sums up how Sarah Bowmar has evolved from a young woman interested in working out to being on stage as a fitness competitor to promoting fitness programs on social media to starting a...
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Quick Fit Tip - The Relationship Between Sleep ...
The more that researchers study sleep, the more they learn about how important it is for optimal health. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers observed that adults between the ages of 50 and 70 who average less...
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Quick Fit Tip - Nutrition
There are all sorts of gimmicks, tricks and fads that are marketed as nutrition solutions for rapid weight loss or muscle growth. Don't be misled by any of that hype, because it is the fuel for how your body functions, proper nutrition is essential...
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Bobby Congalton - The Science of Developing Ath...
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Katy Bowman - Movement is Counterculture
The relentless adoption of technology has resulted in a crisis: human movement is at an all-time low. Regular physical activity is essential for optimal health for ALL ages, but especially for children who crave activity. Exercise is physical activity...
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All About All About Fitness - Trailer
Understand the purpose of the All About Fitness podcast
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Mike Fitch - Creator of Animal Flow
Mike Fitch, the creator of Animal Flow discusses the benefits of bodyweight strength training.
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Brandon Wagner and Marc Coronel - Getting Creat...
Fitness does not just take place within the four walls of a gym or studio or home, it can happen almost anywhere there is space to move. Brandon Wagner is a personal trainer from Tucson, AZ. Marc Coronel is a personal trainer who lives in Las Vegas,...
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Quick Fit Tip - Creative Exercise Solutions
From improving health to burning calories to growing muscle to slowing down the aging process, exercise provides many important benefits. However, there is not one single type of workout that you should be doing, rather, performing a variety of...
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Jack Thomas - Host of the Fitness Business Asia...
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Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen - The Benefits of Blood...
Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen explains how to get big muscles without using heavy weights by using the Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) system.
52 min
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Robert Linkul - Strength Training for the Fount...
Strength is the ability of muscles to generate force against an external resistance. Strength training is often thought of as being for the young and fit, however, over the course of the aging process, the human body can lose up to 10% of muscle mass...
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Elisabeth Halfpapp, Fred DeVito and Tricia Murp...
For years the prevailing wisdom on exercise for older adults has been that as we get into our sixties that we should 'slow down' or 'take it easy' and maybe not do so much exercise. Nothing could be further from the truth, as we age we need to remain...
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Dr. Norman Lazarus - How to Age Well
Aging is going to happen, there is nothing that can be done to stop or reverse the passage of time; HOWEVER, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that regular exercise can be the means for slowing the aging process and maintaining optimal...
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Dr. Daniel Levitin - How to Achieve Successful ...
Successful aging is the process of aging free from disease while maintaining optimal cognitive and physical performance. Dr. Daniel Levitin was originally a musician but ended up with a PhD in cognitive psychology and is an expert in the field of...
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Quick Fit Tip - Successful Aging
Chronological aging is the length of time that you have been alive and began the moment you were born. Biological aging refers to the normal degradation of cells, tissues and organs that occurs as a result of the passage of time. Successful aging is...
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Dr. Herman Pontzer - How We Burn Calories, Lose...
The Paleo diet is based on the foods our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate as they roamed the land looking for sustenance, but is it the ideal nutrition plan for the twenty-first century human?  Is there any difference between how a hunter-gatherer...
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Dr Sylvia Tara - The Secret Life of Fat
This may sounds crazy but fat is an essential component of our bodies and, in fact, could be considered an organ. Yes, having too much fat could be extremely bad for you and cause a number of chronic diseases, but your body does need some fat to...
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Katee Sackhoff - The Fitness Habits of a Hollyw...
Katee Sackhoff is an actress who won a Best Supporting Actress award for her role on the television show Battlestar Galactica and is known for her commitment to her craft which includes maintaining the fitness it requires to look great on camera....
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Gunnar Peterson - Personal Trainer and Strength...
There are many ways to exercise, some are extremely effective while others simply may not be a good use of your time. Gunnar Peterson is a Los Angeles-based personal trainer and strength coach who works with high profile clients whose time is worth...
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Shannon Fable - From Fitness Instructor to Fitn...
The ONLY place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Success is based on a number of factors including hard work, the ability to network with others and timing. Shannon Fable has had many roles over the course of her fitness industry...
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