Do you have jacked up shoulders? Join the club! Janky shoulders are a major stumbling block for many people learning to squat with a low bar position, and also for maintaining a vertical bar path in the press. If this is you, don’t give up on the movements yet! Coach @drdeaton and @marmalade_cream discuss their tactics for helping trainees with difficult shoulders modify the lifts, load progression, and exercise selection to accommodate those with limited range of motion. Tune in and share with your friends!
We’re back from a little break with a return guest, Jay Presti from @blue_collar_adventures. Jay has been training with us for about 12 weeks, and joined us to discuss his progress on the novice linear progression. Since starting the program, Jay has more than doubled his lifts, improved his joint health, decreased his body fat over 6%, and increased his lean mass by over 9 lbs! Jay is a great example of what happens when you follow the program, stay consistent in your workouts, and eat a high-protein, low processed food diet. #startingstrength @startingstrength #40fit
Last week we talked about sets and reps, today let’s talk about programming for the ladies. Programming for women is not much different from programming for men, but we do make a few tweaks during the linear progression to keep women progressing as long as possible. Are you struggling with your linear progression? Drop us a comment below and we’ll help you out!
We think it’s time for a good old fashioned programming episode. Today we’re talking about why we do fives, why rep ranges matter, and how rep ranges need to change as a lifter gets more advanced. Do you have any programming issues you need help with? Leave us a comment!
Where do you draw the line between safety and logic? In today’s episode we discuss the three great “untruths” that pervade American culture.
The country is starting to open back up, and that means some folks will be hitting the gym after nearly two months. Coach @drdeaton and @marmalade_cream discuss some smart strategies to get your training back on track without getting injured or extremely sore.
Should Masters athletes be lifting heavy? Yes, yes, and yes! That said, Masters lifters often need to moderate the frequency of their heavy lifts to balance health and longevity with strength. @drdeaton and @marmalade_cream discuss why and how you should lift heavy in your strength program.
Our aim at @40fitradio has always been to bring you solid, science-based information about health and fitness. Our philosophy is that, while some training modalities are more effective than others, no single training style offers holistic health and fitness. For instance, we are big proponents of strength training with barbells... but barbells aren’t the ONLY ingredient to good health. In that spirit, today’s #podcast is about playing the long game with your health and fitness, and developing a model of *sustainable* fitness for life.
New pod! Stay positive folks! @drdeaton and @marmalade_cream discuss what they’re doing to stay calm and in a positive mindset during the quarantine period.