New pod! 🎧 We’ve said over and over — novices need to build a foundation of strength first. And that happens under the barbell. What about intermediates, however? Once you’ve built the base, where do you go from there? Some are drawn to competition, where athletic performance drives what they do in the gym. Others want to be generally healthy, but may not know how to do that coming off several months of heavy barbell training. Or perhaps their goals have changed, and you’re not sure what you want out of your fitness anymore. In today’s episode, Coach @drdeaton and @marmalade_cream discuss tips for setting fitness goals, and when and how those goals should change as you advance in your training.
“What if you could change what you love?” Especially if what you love... is pizza? In our latest podcast, we spoke with strength coach and Great Books enthusiast @karlssc about his journey losing weight and shedding body fat as a very strong but overfat 40+ male. Karl isn’t just a lifter and strength coach though. He is also a seminar leader with @onlinegreatbooks where he fosters discussion about Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, and many others about the meaning of the good life and how one ought to live it. Naturally, he brought his teacher’s heart and Socratic background to the discussion about food. Because we all know, deep down, changing your nutrition habits for good is not just a collection of diet “hacks,” it’s about understanding what motivates you and aligning your behaviors with your values.
We’ll do it live! Check our IG at 7:00pm CST on Monday Sep 23rd. We’ll answer your questions and talk barbells, conditioning, nutrition, whiskey — whatever comes up!
Modern medical diagnostics has given us wonderful tools — EKGs, EEGs, MRIs, etc — yet the test results can sound scary to the layperson. Some patients even become obsessive about their results, identifying strongly with the “label” given to their conditions and validated by their test results. Today’s episode addresses the unintended problems with medical diagnostics and the “identified patient.” @drdeaton and @marmalade_cream also discuss the importance of taking active control of your health and rehab.
We’re back with new pod! 🎧 Don’t let eating out throw your diet off the rails! Restaurants are fraught with nutrition traps — high calories, hidden fats, and social pressures to overeat — but with a little planning and some basic strategies you can dine out without blowing your macros. As always it’s a pleasure to have @the_robert_santana on the show to share his wisdom. Go follow him and check out his new gym @weights__and__plates!
New pod! Anyone who’s done heavy deadlifts has had the vague idea at some point that they might be “frying their CNS” — heavy lifting can make you feel like that! But does our central nervous system actually fatigue, and if so is it something we should be concerned about in training? Coach D shares his thoughts on the subject and walks through some of the literature.
Read this closely. Advice given to a client asking about how he should move forward in his exercise program. #40fit #startingstrength
New pod! 🎧 JoJo @strongboymomma joins us today to talk about fitness and healthy aging as a woman, balancing fun and competition with health and function, and why strength training is the foundation of her fitness. Also, @drdeaton and @marmalade_cream debate Daniel Craig and Speedos!
Does physical strength and fitness have anything to do with spirituality and leadership? According to our guest Cliff Canipe, a resounding yes! We are not fully realized as spiritual or intellectual beings, if we do not have physical fitness. Likewise, fitness alone does not make us complete! Our guest today explores the connection between strength and his line of work — ministering and developing community and leadership in rural Africa.