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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.

Sep 18, 2020

Want to change your body, change your health, change the way you eat and train? It all starts with the habits you cultivate, and your daily routine. Many folks start a fitness program because they have been driven to change. Something has pushed them over the edge -- the way they look, the way they feel, a negative prognosis -- and they want to make a change now. The problem is, motivation only lasts so long. Real change occurs slowly, over time, and the thing which ensures someone will make long-lasting change, and achieve their goals, is the daily routine.


There are two essential elements to developing positive new habits. First, you need a basic understanding of the thing you are trying to change. Do you want to get more fit? Then you need to understand the 10 general physical skills, and how those are acquired. Strength is the foundation of all physical skills, so you need to follow a program which will make you strong. Do you want to lose body fat? Then you need to understand the basic macronutrients and how the body partitions each of them depending on your activity level, the amount of lean muscle mass you carry, and your caloric intake.


In short, you don't need to be an expert, but you need to understand the fundamentals of health and fitness in order to make logical changes to your habits. A little science goes a long way!


Now, you need to act on that understanding. Integrate exercise and good nutrition program into your daily routine. Train 3-4x per week in a lifting program. Eat an appropriate amount of protein every day. Start small! One change at a time. Start by just attending all of your workouts. Even if you feel terrible and need to take some weight off the bar because you have a cold, show up and do the workout. Once you have hit all your workouts over a month long period, then you can start thinking about making the next small change. If you did that for a year, then you would have twelve new positive habits ingrained in your daily routine. Most people try to change twelve things on day one, however, and they burn out by month two or three, if not sooner.


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