All About Fitness

All About Fitness

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 make you sweat. Host Pete McCall is a master personal trainer, education content creator and blogger for leading fitness organizations including the American Council on Exercise, Nautilus, StairMaster and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, he is the author of Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process and Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple as well as multiple textbook chapters on exercise science. With extensive experience traveling around the world teaching workshops to personal trainers and group fitness instructors, Pete is an engaging host with the unique ability to translate the science of exercise for all to understand. The Quick Fit Tips deliver practical, actionable advice in under 15 minutes; while the interviews are in-depth, informative and engaging conversations with top health and fitness experts. New episodes are posted weekly; listen and subscribe to the All About Fitness podcast in order to learn how exercise can enhance your quality of life while extending your lifespan.

Episodes

January 28, 2023 61 min

There is a famous saying that abs are made in the kitchen; what it means is that no matter how hard you exercise, if you are not following a proper nutrition protocol, you may not get the results that you want. The purpose of the food we eat is to provide specific nutrients that we need for optimal health and performance. The nutrients themselves cause a number of chemical reactions in the body that could either increase lean muscl...

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Why do you do the exercises in your workout program? Why do you add certain exercises to your routine, but not others?Not all strength-training exercises are the same or produce the same output; in this section of Smarter Workouts, you will learn why it is so important to perform exercises for the way that your body is designed to move. In addition, you will learn the one movement pattern that ALL muscles are involved in performing...

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Dr. Rick Richey is a physical therapist, personal trainer, massage therapist, studio owner and fitness educator and podcast host for NASM, one of the largest personal training certification organizations in the fitness industry. On the second half of the conversation, Rick shares his insights on the latest trends, we discuss what you can do to build more physical activity habits into your lifestyle and we offer tips for how you can...

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If you think that planks and crunches are the only core exercises that you need to do, then think again; on this episode of the audio book for Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, we transition from mobility into strength training, specifically strength training for your core muscles. This episode identifies the muscles that control movement in the core region of your body and identifies the fundamental approach ...

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Dr. Rick Richey is a physical therapist, licensed massage therapist, studio owner and an educator and podcast host for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (FYI - NO one in the fitness industry has 1, single job; making you sweat doesn't pay a lot, so we all have to get our hustle on). Rick was recognized as the 2022 Personal Trainer of the Year by IDEA, a trade association for fitness professionals; on this episode, which i...

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January 11, 2023 28 min

How will 2023 make you sweat? What new fitness trends do you need to keep your eyes out for? It's a new year which means that between December 31, 2022 and January 1, 2023, suddenly EVERYTHING about changed about fitness and that you need to start over from ground zero.


Not really, but the way that information is delivered this time of year certainly makes it feel that way. The fact is that it is NOT the latest, greatest fad tha...

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January 7, 2023 66 min

We are all born knowing how to walk which explains why running is one of the most popular forms of exercise; we already know how to do it and all that's required is a decent set of shoes, some proper kit and you're off. However, poor running mechanics or a poorly designed training program could cause injuries and keep you from being able to do any exercise. There are many different methods of training for running, the most ...

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Do you experience lingering injuries that just won't seem to heal? Do you want to find a way to supercharge your results? Mobility training is probably the most overlooked component of a workout program. Mobility refers to a combination of joint range of motion and tissue extensibility; in other words, mobility enhances your ability to move and it could strengthen your muscles and connective tissues in ways that lifting weights...

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If Monday is "international chest day," (so-named because a lot of people tend to do chest press on Mondays) which day is international mobility day? Mobility workouts are a popular on social media; however beyond being a current trend, mobility should be a key component of your overall workout program. Knowing how to properly enhance the range-of-motion of your mobile joints as well as how to strengthen your stable ones ar...

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No one knows exactly how the aging process will effect the human body, but we do know that regular exercise can help slow down the speed at which we age. Actors and actresses use exercise and an overall healthy lifestyle to always look their best so that they can land that next part. Andy Orbeck, Nicole Stuart and Desi Bartlett are three Los Angeles-based fitness instructors who help keep the leading ladies of Hollywood looking the...

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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple originally started as a series of blogs called, "1-weight workout" and teaches you how to design workouts for mobility, strength or metabolic conditioning using only one piece of equipment. Chapter 2 concludes with specifying the 2 distinct, different types of strength training that should be a part of your overall workout program along with identifying the pieces of exe...

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Originally recorded in 2017, this is a rerun of a conversation with Eric Fleishman, also known as Eric the Trainer, the personal trainer to a number of well-known Hollywood celebrities. In this episode, Eric shares how he got interested in fitness, why he studied the early generation of bodybuilders and how he used those lessons to shape many of the bodies that you see on a screen. Unfortunately Eric Fleishman recently passed away;...

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Time. Equipment. Not knowing what to do. These are all common excuses for not getting results from an exercise program; however, one important thing missing from this list, the issue of chronic inflammation. Inflammation is your immune system's natural response when fighting an outside invader like a bacteria or promoting the healing process after tissue has been injured. Acute, or short-term, inflammation is your body working ...

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November 22, 2022 58 min

It is often said that entrepreneurs are people who work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40. It takes a lot of things to be a successful entrepreneur: a great idea, motivation, a tireless work ethic and the ability to be comfortable with failure so that you can learn from your mistakes. Lauren George is a business owner, content creator and go-getter who performs a number of different jobs in the fitness industry, all of which she ...

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This episode of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple is the conclusion of chapter 2 which reviews two different types of strength training and how they can make changes to your body. In addition, you will learn about the most effective types of equipment that you can use for a great workout at the gym, home or anywhere you can move your body. It's all about how to design your own workout programs on this episod...

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November 15, 2022 50 min

Necessity is the mother of invention. Fitness enthusiast, personal trainer and powerlifter Molly Galbraith saw a need for women who enjoy being strong to come together to form a community around strength training and that is how Girls Gone Strong came into being. What started as an online support community has evolved into an organization focused on education, specifically on the science of strength training not just for women, but...

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November 10, 2022 48 min

Jay Glazer is a sports reporter, experienced MMA fighter, conditioning expert, gym owner, author and now podcast host; on this episode he talks about his experience as a combat athlete, how he got started as a sports caster and his work with combat veterans who suffer from PTSD. Jay explains how living with depression has led him on a mission to help others who suffer from the disease as well as combat veterans who may be living wi...

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Not all strength training is the same; lifting a barbell is different than swinging a kettlebell and using a set of dumbbells provides a completely different workout than using a machine. To make sure that you are doing the best exercises and workouts for your goals, you should first have an understanding of how the human body is designed to move and the different ways that it can be challenged with exercise.

Kevin Carr is a Boston-...

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ALL successful exercise programs have one thing in common: they adhere to the established principles of exercise program design. It's true, any experienced strength coach or personal trainer can watch any workout and know within a few minutes whether the person who designed it knew what they were doing or not (in many cases, it's the latter). Very similar to the craft of cooking, there are specific principles that dictate h...

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Do muscles really have memory? How does your brain tell which muscles to move and how hard they should work? Is it possible to learn how to shoot a basketball like Steph Curry? Dr. John Krakauer is a professor of Neurology who runs the Center for Motor Learning and Brain Repair at Johns Hopkins University (he's a smart dude who knows why and how we move).

Dr. Krakauer is an expert in the field of neurophysiology which is the sci...

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