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All About Fitness is a free podcast that explores how exercise can successfully manage the aging process. From popular fitness programs to recently-developed exercise equipment, discover new trends and evidence-based solutions that can help you slow down the effects of time and stress on your body. No matter your age, learn how to burn calories, build stronger muscles and get YOUR best body straight from the people who conduct the research, invent the products and create the workouts that ma ...
 
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The human body is made to move, all of the joint structures and muscle attachments are aligned to allow our muscles to harness energy from gravity while walking. When 4 legged animals are born, they know how to walk almost immediately; when a human is born, it takes about a year to learn how to walk. When was the last time that you saw a baby doing…
 
Sleep, it's something that we all do, but the fact is that we probably do not do enough of it. Sleep is the time when our body repairs itself and should be considered an essential component of a comprehensive fitness program. Dr. Craig Heller is a professor of biology at Stanford University and has been studying why we sleep and the ways that sleep…
 
Got glutes? Because of its role in controlling human movement, and probably because it's one of the most visible muscles in the human body, people are always interested in learning how to develop a stronger gluteus maximus. Dr. Bret Contreras is a personal trainer who popularized the barbell hip thrust exercise. Not only did Dr. Contreras successfu…
 
Mixed-martial arts (MMA) is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet and the individuals who compete are some of the toughest and fittest people you could ever meet. MMA is associated with unreal levels of fitness, so the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), one of the first professional MMA leagues in the United States, partnered…
 
From Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Misset to five-time CrossFit Champion, Tia-Clair Toomey, women have played a significant role in influencing and promoting popular fitness trends. In her book, Let's Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World, journalist Danielle Friedman reveals the fascinating history of women's fitnes…
 
The proliferation of boutique fitness studios and multi-service health clubs all over the world combined with the popularity of Insta-famous social media fitness stars make it seem like fitness is a recent trend; however, humans have been exercising since the dawn of time. Part history, part biography, 'Sweat: A History of Exercise' by Bill Hayes i…
 
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. When was the last time that you changed your workout routine? There is a paradox with exercise: performing the same exercises at the same level of intensity for too long could result in a plateau and changing exercises too frequently does not provide enough stimulus…
 
Do you do your favorite activity to get in shape OR do you want to get in the proper shape so that you can enjoy your favorite activity? This is a question that I always ask cyclists or runners; because the fact is that many endurance athletes absolutely LOVE their sport but don't always train the proper way to achieve success or avoid injury. Resi…
 
The days are getting a little warmer, the sun is going down a little later each evening and the first buds of spring are starting to bloom. If you've been training indoors all winter you are no doubt ready to get outside for your favorite activity, however, keep in mind that there is a BIG difference between running or cycling inside and doing it i…
 
Tom Brady. Drew Brees. LeBron James. Dana Torres. Nolan Ryan. What do all of these athletes have in common? They have each excelled at their chosen sport well into their later 30s and early 40s, ages when most normal individuals would have retired from elite or professional-level competition. Thanks to modern medical science we now know more about …
 
Variety can be the spice of life, but did you know that certain spices could enhance your life or even extend your lifespan? Dr. Melina Jampolis is an internist and one of only a handful of board-certified physician nutritionists in the United States, she is also the hostess of the Practically Healthy podcast and the author of the book, Spice Up, L…
 
Yes, it's now a new year, but what does that really mean in terms of your fitness and workout program? Do we have to wait for a new week, new month or new year to start a new, healthy behavior? This episode of All About Fitness features a return of co-host Aimee Nicotera to talk about all issues related to how to stay fit in our 40s; we talk about …
 
Dr. Chad Waterbury is a Los Angeles-based physical therapist and author of several books about exercise and fitness including Huge in a Hurry and Muscle Revolution; his latest book, Elite Physique, the Science of Building a Better Body, provides evidence-based solutions for how to change the way you look. On this episode of All About Fitness, enjoy…
 
If you are in your 40s, or close to it, how do you maintain your fitness? Other than some guy playing quarterback down in Tampa, FL is it even possible to maintain a high level of athleticism once you pass the "big 4-O?" At the ripe young age of 48, Mike Simpson was still running missions in Afghanistan with U.S. Special Forces. How did he keep up?…
 
How should our workouts change as we age? Can we do the same workouts in our 50s that we loved in our 20s? Jason Stella is the National Education Manager for LifeTime, a nationwide chain of premium health clubs, and a career fitness professional. On this episode, Jason and I talk about how the fitness industry has evolved over the course of our car…
 
This Quick Fit Tip identifies the top fitness trends that will be making us sweat in 2022 and beyond! If you love to exercise then you will love hearing about these trends that will influence all sectors of the fitness industry. https://petemccallfitness.com Sign up for the mailing list to receive a free chapter from Smarter Workouts Follow Pete on…
 
There are two types of people who go to physical therapy: those who LOVE to be active and might overdo it which results in an injury and those who are not active but become injured as the result of some sort of trauma. The goal of a physical therapist is to help a patient return to optimal function as quickly as possible. Since many people are in p…
 
We are only given one body that has to last us an entire lifetime. Exercise and proper nutrition can provide the means for achieving what you want in life, but it can be a challenge to find the best exercise program that fits your needs. Amy Connell is a personal trainer, fitness instructor and mother who has worked to achieve balance in all areas …
 
Every day scientists are learning more about how the aging process affects the human body. Longevity is the field of study that seeks to understand how to extend the human lifespan. Dr. Kris Verburgh is a MD, researcher and leader in the field of nutrigerentology, the study of how nutrition can influence aging, as well as an author who wrote the Lo…
 
What do you do to manage stress when life gets hectic? How do you make time for exercise when life happens at full speed and your schedule gets out of control? What can you do to gain control when life seems just a little overwhelming? On this episode of Fit Over 40, Aimee Nicotera joins Pete to talk about life hacks and how to make your needs a pr…
 
Thomas Myers is a soft-tissue therapist, educator and author of Anatomy Trains, a book that explains how your muscles and fascia work together to produce movement. On this special rerun episode of All About Fitness, originally recorded in 2018, Thomas talks about what makes the fascia and elastic connective tissue so special as well as sharing insi…
 
Have you ever felt stiff or sore for no reason? Yes, you may exercise, lift weights, get your heart-rate up and push yourself during hard, high-intensity workouts, but when was the last time that you did anything specific for your fascia and connective tissue? There are two types of muscle tissue, the contractile component that generates force and …
 
On this edition of Fitness Over 40 with Aimee Nicotera, we discuss how fitness has evolved, what that means for you and share our thoughts on how we will all be sweating differently in 2022 and beyond. Fitness Over 40 is a series of Facebook Live conversations that Aimee and I will be having to talk about all issues related to staying fit in our 40…
 
Ok, ok, it's not possible to guarantee a way to exercise completely injury-free, however, there are ways to significantly reduce the risk of becoming injured when you workout. Gerry Drefahl is an athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning coach as well as an entrepreneur involved in a number of fitness-tech companies; we talk about commo…
 
Exercise is physical stress imposed upon the body; when you do it the right way, you can get the results that you want, however, exercise done the wrong way could result in an injury that keeps you from your goals. Muscles generate force. Fascia and elastic connective tissue transmits that force through the body; it's often these tissues that becom…
 
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