The 40+ Athlete

The 40+ Athlete

As we age, we have less margin in our health. We can’t continue with the same bad habits or take the same junk-filled supplements and expect to make gains in our fitness. I started The 40+ Athlete podcast because I’ve seen what is possible when we give our bodies the proper fuel and stimuli to adapt and thrive. Through interviews and solo episodes, I will be sharing nutrition and fitness recommendations to redefine what is possible at 40 and beyond! For example, my Dad, also known as the CPA, is a a testament to the fact that you're never too old to change your health and your life. He has gone to the CrossFit Games 5x, placing 2nd in the Masters division. He's always been physically active, doing programs like P90X but once he started doing CrossFit at the age of 59, he experienced massive changes in his body composition. His lean muscle tissue increased and his body fat percentage decreased. If a CPA who owns his own business and sits in front of a computer all day can become a CrossFit champion in his 60's, you can make serious gains in your fitness too. Let’s redefine what is possible so that at 60, 70, 80, we can say “yep, still got it”.

Episodes

May 22, 2024 31 mins

From going to bed at 7:30pm to getting up at 4:00am, Dennis has had his sleep routine on lockdown for the last 30 years, but his fitness and eating habits were lacking.

When fitness becomes a part of your daily routine, your quality of life drastically improves.

Fifteen years ago Dennis did HIIT style workouts and ran his fair share of half marathons to maintain his job as a correction's officer, but he wasn't living a healthy life...

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"Action creates motivation" a quote from one of Bradley Alcock's favorite authors, Mark Manson and words he lives by.

Bradley was on a team that went to the CF Games in 2016 and he competed as an individual a few years later in the 35-39 division. At 41, he is chasing after his dream of playng in the sandbox again with the fittest people in the world. He placed 10th in the Open and 12th in the quarterfinals and just snatched 225lbs...

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May 8, 2024 16 mins

Creatine is most often associated with strength and muscle mass, but what's often overlooked is its metabolic benefits.

One of the hallmarks of healthy aging is efficiently getting sugar out of the blood and into the muscle cells for use or storage.  This is also one of the processes that gets downgraded in the aging process. However, creatine can help! It can improve insulin sensitivity and move glucose int...

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Today, I'm chatting with Cheryl Brost, a CrossFit Master's athlete who won the 50-54 division in 2023.

She's qualified for the CrossFit Games 12x and competed in the Games 10x. She's experienced injuries and setbacks but has persevered and is fitter than ever at 52. In fact, she just recently had a PR in the workout, Grace.

As she shares, anything is possible with consistency.

She started CrossFit at age 39 and fell in love with th...

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In today's episode, we're talking to Tom Mulbeier. A 5x CrossFit Games Master's athlete who transformed his life through fitness. As he says, no matter what type of exercise you enjoy, "consistency is the key". In this interview, he shares his body stats from what they were 10 years ago to what they are today. 

He's a good example of how to age in reverse. Although you may see Tom at the CrossFit Games this year, his goal and true ...

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On today's podcast, I'm talking to Ian Gerrish, a former bull rider, who now stays fit through cycling and CrossFit.

He not only works 10+ hours/5 days a week and has a family, but finds time to make fitness a priority so that he can enjoy his grandkids and the great outdoors.

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Today, I'm talking to Jim Carkner, a former Green Beret, husband, Dad, and financial advisor who found CrossFit when his pants let him know that he wasn't the fit beret that he used to be. He recently took 2nd at Wodapalooza in the Master's 50-54 division and is hoping to compete in the Master's division at the CrossFit Games.

He shares not only about his fitness journey but how he changed his eating habits, because as he says, you...

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February 21, 2024 10 mins
In today's episode we're discussing supplemental nutrition strategies to enhance recovery, so you can get the most out of each workout. 
 
Specifically, we're talking about Goat Whey and Optimal Aminos, what the benefits are and when to take them.
 
We want to be able to train at our highest level possible and continue to perform when...

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February 14, 2024 9 mins
In today's episode we're discussing supplemental nutrition strategies to enhance recovery, so you can get the most out of each workout. 
 
We want to be able to train at our highest level possible and continue to perform when we walk out of the gym. 

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In today's episode, I sit down with my 69 yr old Dad and chat about all things CrossFit. 

We discuss how he got into CrossFit in his late 50's and even competed in the CrossFit Games as a Master's athlete 5x.

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November 22, 2023 15 mins

In today's episode, we're talking about when and how to take Creatine. 

If you want to build muscle strength, recover faster from workouts, become more resistant to both physical and mental fatigue, then you may want to consider Creatine.

  • What Can You Mix Creatine With?
  • How Much Should You Take?
  • Do You Need To Do A Loading Phase Of Creatine?
  • What Time Of Day Should You Take It?
  • How Often Should I Take Creatine?

Other epi...

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October 4, 2023 26 mins

I think across the board there are things we can do to help ourselves or if you are a coach or trainer, your 40+ athletes.

For starters, it is really important to set goals.  Make sure these athletes can see where they are, where they are going and when they get to their goal be sure to look back and remind them of the gains they have made. 

Rarely do I see individuals ...

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September 20, 2023 9 mins

In today's episode, we'll dive deeper into sleep (the best growth hormone), how improvising our workouts builds adaptation, why food is information, the necessity of accountability, and the details that can make all of the difference.

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September 13, 2023 19 mins
In this week's episode of the The 40+ Athlete, I'm talking about Strength Training and the Immune System.
 
As we head into the fall season, there may be a few more sniffles around you, but you don't have to succumb to them.

You can maintain a strong immune system with your food inputs and exercise output.

Strength training supports the immune system but only if its not overdone or you have the time to ...

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in today's episode we are talking about the benefits of whey protein concentrate.

The reason mo...

In today's episode, we're talking about the importance and beneftis of hydration especially for aging athletes. Without proper hydration blood flow to all muscles whether it's your quadriceps or heart muscle can be compromised, making your ability to perform less-than-optimal.

Hydration can become more challenging as we age, making it essential to understand the unique needs of the over 40 athlete. Our bodies naturally lose water m...

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In today's episode, we're talking about the importance of strong bones and strong muscle and why we want to engage in full range of motion exercises. 

Maintaining bone strength and joint mobility is the foundation of an active life.

This is why I promote full range of motion exercises when doing strength training.  

The greater the range of motion, ...

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August 9, 2023 17 mins

In today's episode, we are discussing the many and ever growing benefits of creatine supplementation for adults over 40 years of age.

If you are in this category, which I am, maintaining physical and cognitive vitality becomes increasingly important. 

Creatine is an intriguing supplement that has been studied extensively for its potential benefits not only for those who perform in athletics for a living, but also for the majority o...

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August 2, 2023 14 mins

In today's episode, we're talking about creatine and some of the misconceptions surrounding it.

You'll also find out why you may want to take it and how much to take.

 

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Today, I'm talking to Sam Kwant and how he's feeling going into the CrossFit Games.

In case you aren't familiar with Sam's CrossFit journey, he got into CrossFit in 2014 and is a f...

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