Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.


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.

Mar 15, 2019

Coach D and Trent discuss their motivations for training and living a healthy lifestyle, as well as what draws people to the gym. Most people understandably begin their fitness journey out of a desire to look better in the mirror, to "look good naked" as Darin likes to say. This is a fine goal, and one we probably all share to some extent, but people that end up sticking with it, that end up training for months, years, and decades, usually do it for a higher purpose.


What is this higher purpose? It's a spectrum, with different answers for different people. At 40fit Radio, we are essentially centrists when it comes to training. We train all aspects of fitness, focusing first on the best "bang for the buck" training modalities -- like barbell training -- with the philosophy of doing things that will improve our ability to perform in the real world and feel good at the same time. In other words, we train today so that we can train a decade from now, and more importantly, do the things we like to do in life a decade from now.


Others may find fulfillment in competition and athletic achievement. They accept the chance of injury or loss of function in the future, for the ability to achieve excellence in their chosen sport today. These people have the mind of an athlete, and we respect their drive and dedication.


Other people, like Coach Trent, end up finding purpose in the act of training itself, rather than the goals. They find a sense of calm, balance, and perspective in the process of training, in the objective outcomes. They strive for mastery and perfection, knowing they cannot achieve it, but find value in the journey. 


Whatever your purpose, it's important to understand the "why" driving your training. Be honest with yourself. Don't train for the things you think other people want -- train for you. Find your place in the spectrum and occupy it with pride.



Connect with 40fit Radio