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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.


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.

Jul 20, 2018

Coach D chats with his partner at Riata Therapy Specialists and fellow Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Tina Neuwirth, about strength training for women, strength training during pregnancy, and how she has built and maintained an excellent physique after 3 kids and over 40 years of life experience.


Tina is a very strong and fit lifter who squats in the mid-200s at 125lbs bodyweight. She has also been active in the Crossfit community. She is a big advocate of the barbell for strength, function, and health, especially for women's health. Tina trained through all three of her pregnancies, despite some late complications with her first. She believes - and there is ample data supporting her view - that exercise during pregnancy, even barbell training, is healthy for the expecting mother and the baby. Of course, training sometimes has to be modified, but it can be done. For her third pregnancy, Tina followed the Starting Strength model, squatting, pressing, and deadlifting 3x a week. Despite a long 30+ hour labor, her abdominal and pelvic floor strength helped her naturally deliver a healthy, 9lb baby boy.


We'll have Tina back on the show soon to talk about other women's issues, so stay tuned!


Shoutout to Tina's husband Patrick, an excellent metal artist and founder of the Iron Chinchilla furniture and accessory shop! 


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