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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.

Aug 3, 2018

Coach D interviews his father-in-law Lon Wimberly, a decorated veteran, outdoorsman, and an overall rugged and vigorous man who embodies the 40fit lifestyle. Lon was a pilot in the Vietnam War, earning  a bronze air medal and 18 oak clusters for his missions.


Despite living a very active lifestyle his whole life, in his seventh decade Lon decided that he needed to get stronger to maintain his function and continue doing the things he loved to do. So, he contacted Darin about learning the barbell lifts and training with the Starting Strength method.


Lon shares some stories about his military service, his civilian career as an aviator, and the fitness and nutrition habits that have allowed him to stay fit and active well into his seventh decade. With his civilian aviation training business Lon has the opportunity to meet a variety of interesting and influential clients, including Bill Galt of the massive Galt ranch in Montana, Vince Gilligan (writer and producer of Breaking Bad, also a fellow aviator), Harrison Ford, and a host of motion picture cameramen and producers.


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