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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 12, 2019

Today Coach D's good friend Cliff Canipe joins the podcast to discuss the importance of strength and pursuing voluntary hardship for developing character and leadership. Cliff is an international minister based out of South Africa. He travels throughout the continent working with local church leaders to develop their theology, their church operations, and leadership presence in the local community.


Cliff is a man of God, but his version of Christianity is by necessity a rugged and practical one. Working primarily in poor, underprivileged areas of the world, he regularly calls upon both physical strength as well as the strength of character he has developed under the barbell to lead others in difficult economic and sociopolitical situations. In his eyes, it is not enough to be merely spiritual, or intellectual; you must develop your physical self in step with the other aspects of your being.


Cliff shared a verse on the importance of strength for leaders. Joshua, a leader of the Israelites who helped lead the conquest of Canaan, said this of his strength (at the ripe age of 85!):

"I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in." (Joshua 14:11)


Cliff holds a PhD in New Testament Studies and founded Equippers International, an organization providing teaching and ministry to churches and church leaders throughout the world. He also hosts a podcast called Talking About Jesus.


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