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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.

Mar 29, 2019

Coach D talks to the ladies of Fort Worth Strength & Conditioning today about their experience strength training with barbells. The ladies train in their own class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, and they bring it every time. There is a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and experience in the class, but...

Mar 22, 2019

Doug Eidd, owner of Doug's Gym, the oldest barbell gym in America at the time of its closing in 2018, joins us today to share his perspective on health and fitness after over 60 years of experience training himself and thousands of others. In his own words, after a lifetime of training he has realized he already...

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...

Mar 8, 2019

Coach D and Trent discuss what makes a coach, and how clients can apply the basics of coaching to get the most out of their experience training with a coach.


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Mar 1, 2019

Coach D and Trent wrap up their series on the shoulder joint with a discussion on interventions and exercises for treating shoulder injuries, shoulder pain, and for developing general shoulder health. Coach D outlines some basic principles for shoulder treatment: the importance of a proper diagnosis, your pain doesn't...