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.

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January 25, 2022 52 min

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 an insightful and educational discussion about how to minimize the risk of injury wh...

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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? His fitness and his mindset were honed by three decades of Special Forces tr...

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January 14, 2022 61 min

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 careers and where we think the industry is heading. We also talk training, how our perso...

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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.



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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 pain when seeing a physical therapist it can be a challenge to engage them and help th...

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December 28, 2021 61 min

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 of her life. Amy hosts the Graced Health podcast and has written, Your Worthy Body: F...

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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 Longevity Code to help readers learn about the aging process and what could be done to ...

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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 priority when your schedule allows little time for exercise. You will learn some helpfu...

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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 insights into the types of exercise that could help you to develop a body-wide network of...

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November 24, 2021 67 min

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 the elastic element that transmits the force around the body; it's this second ty...

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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 40s and beyond; the purpose is to provide a different perspective on how to make exerci...

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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 common gym injuries and, most importantly, how to avoid them. We also discuss the bene...

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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 become injured which can keep you from being able to workout. This Quick Fit Tip ident...

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November 9, 2021 51 min

Are you getting close to the 'BIG 4-Oh'? Are you already in your 40s (or a little beyond)? Do you find it a challenge to balance all of the things that you have to do, like work and family, with the things that you want to do, like exercise? Introducing a brand-new feature of the All About Fitness podcast: Fitness Over 40 with Aimee Nicotera


Aimee is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and fitness educator (she tea...

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November 3, 2021 50 min

Physical health can be relatively easy to address because issues like cuts, sprains or broken bones are easy to identify in order to start the healing process. Mental health, however, is a different story and because emotional trauma does not express itself the same way as physical trauma it can be a challenge to address in a timely manner.

Professional athletes and members of the military are often young, fit, healthy and possess a...

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Push. Pull. Hinge. Squat. Lunge. Rotate. Exercise is a function of movement and the human body is made to move; therefore, for the best results, exercise programs should be based on how the body is designed to move. Kettlebells have been used for exercise for more than a hundred years and are the perfect tool for strengthening muscles using movement-based exercises. Steve Cotter is a former martial artist, the founder of the Intern...

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October 16, 2021 32 min

Currently in the United States, the average lifespan is approximately 78 years-old; scientists are studying the aging process, what can influence it and how we might able to extend our lifespan. Recently the Washington Post ran an article on Longevity that addresses many of the topics about aging that scientists are currently studying. This Quick Fit Tip is a review of that article which identifies what you could be doing to slow d...

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Muscles generate force to move the body and when used repeatedly, they can increase both size and force output (strength). It's generally accepted that resistance training is the most effective way to enhance size and improve strength, however there is an ongoing quest to find ways to speed up the process. It sounds dangerous and counter-intuitive but the practice of restricting blood flow out of working muscles while exercisin...

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When was the last time that you put yourself first? No, not in a selfish, narcissistic, 'me-first' way but when was the last time that you allowed yourself to make your own personal needs a priority? Self-care is important; whether that's taking a few minutes a day for quiet meditation, going to the doctor for an annual visit or turning off your devices to enjoy some screen-free time with family or close friends. The fi...

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September 28, 2021 54 min

Once upon a time 50 seemed like it was old; however once 50 happens it quickly becomes evident that it's just another number. While you still might feel strong and energetic, it is important to recognize, however, that your body will be going through some changes. Men over the age of 50 will experience andropause, lower testosterone production, and women over the age of 50 will experience menopause, the cessation of the ovulati...

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