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What is 40fit?

40fit supports a community of athletes age 40+ with Fitness, Community and Lifestyle resources. The goal is to support performance, lifestyle and quality of life for 40 plus athletes. By combining the resources of evidenced based science, anecdotal experience, and the community, individuals are challenged to look at aging through a refreshing perspective and reach their maximum genetic potential.

Why?

The more I trained using various methods, the more I realized there was something missing.  I noticed that even though I was significantly more fit than most of my peers, my experience in training was not the same as the “younger crowd.” The higher my fitness level became, the more I realized the value of fitness and lifestyle factors that I paid less attention to in the past. This is true for almost any athlete seeking higher levels of performance and capacity. Any inexperienced athlete can make quick and sometimes astonishing gains.

40fit programming is based on my own personal experiences as an athlete, evidenced based science and the collective experiences of the community. The programming model is a conjugate of these inputs and represents an adaptive construct to support the maximum genetic potential of each individual athlete. There is no one system that can meet the needs of all individuals, and anyone who would tell you otherwise is selling something for the purposes of selling something. The programming in the training model will constantly change and be a work in progress. We will not follow fads or training techniques just because someone else recommends them or they have become sexy. The foundation of any training should be based on what works, not what sells. I know that puts us at a significant disadvantage to spread the word, but I hope that the results of those who engage in our training will be evidence enough.

Sep 13, 2019

Coach D and Trent discuss some recent conversations with patients and gym members about medical diagnostics and how they present an  incomplete picture of health. Nevertheless, a scary looking MRI or conservative advice from a doctor can often lead people to inaction and fear avoidance -- in other words, avoiding taking...


Aug 30, 2019

Robert Santana -- Starting Strength Coach, Registered Dietitian, and Head Nutrition Coach for Barbell Logic Online Coaching -- returns to the podcast to talk about the "restaurant trap" and how to avoid going off the rails next time you dine out. 

 

Let's face it, eating out is a big part of American...


Aug 16, 2019

Coach D and Coach Trent reflect on dogma in the fitness industry, and why some methods and styles of training become close-minded and insular over time. They explore the idea of using a model as the basis for a training program, and the shortcomings of complexity in the models. Ultimately, your fitness is bigger than...


Aug 2, 2019

Coach D examines the popular notion of central nervous system (CNS) fatigue and whether it's an important factor for training and sports performance. He looks at some of the literature, and dispels some misconceptions about using CNS as a measure of training fatigue.

 

Studies Darin references during the...


Jul 19, 2019

Today our good friend JoJo Brinton -- a crossfitter and strength athlete -- joins Trent and Coach D to talk about her fitness journey from YMCA aerobics to Crossfit to barbell training. In her late 40's, JoJo is a model of healthy aging -- strong, lean, and cardiovascularly fit for just about anything. However her...