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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 18, 2020

Coach D and Trent are back after a short break to talk about some trainee's reluctance to increase their calories while barbell training and conditioning. Perhaps driven by a fear of "getting fat," some trainees try to restrict their calories, particularly their carbohydrate intake, during the novice linear progression, frequently causing them to stall early on the program and fail to make body composition changes.


While Darin and Trent have covered the science before in the episodes with Robert Santana, the psychological barrier to eating more calories remains. As Trent points out, once you decide to begin training with barbells, you are no longer a normal person -- you are an athlete. So, you need to eat like an athlete! You can't expect to eat like the people around you who may be sedentary and don't train.


Lift heavy, build strength and muscle, and the body composition will come. But along the way you must eat to fuel the process!


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