Slowing the Aging Process With Exercise

  |   EP28   |   76 mins.

Pete McCall Ageless Intensity Interview | Mind Body Peak Performance Podcast

The industry of fitness for health and recreation is still young. Most of the research regarding the best types of training study either the untrained or young exercisers.

Pete McCall found himself scouring the internet for information relevant to his demographic. He discovered that exercise protocols for those over the age of 40 hardly exist. So he compiled his research for those of all ages.

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Episode highlights

Little movements throughout the day add up Share on XTravel is the most intrusive thing that kills routine. Preparation is key Share on X"Fitness is the ability to do what you want, when you want, at the level you want" Share on XAs you get older, be smarter about how you train, but train as hard as your body allows Share on XPersonal trainers are computer programmers but for the human body Share on X

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About Pete McCall

Pete McCall is a personal trainer, fitness educator, content creator for big-name fitness associations, and author of several books. Including his new Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process. And Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple. He’s also a public speaker and host of the All About Fitness podcast. He holds a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion, is a Certified Personal Trainer with ACE and NASM, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and has spent a large portion of his career educating personal trainers as a workshop instructor and international speaker. 

Top things you’ll learn from Pete McCall

  • The role of non-exercise
    • Standing and walking
  • How to be productive when in the airport and traveling
  • His fitness essentials for travel
    • Super band
    • Mini band
  • Three stages of training
    • Stimulating
    • Maintaining
    • Deloading
  • How to maintain (or even gain) during vacations
  • Hacks to stay fit even when traveling
    • Get off elevator early
  • What fitness really is and why it matters
  • Centenarian Olympics and the power of goal setting
    • Pete wants to be able to play rugby well into his late 50s
  • Exercise is one of the most powerful means of managing and slowing the aging process
    • The power of high-intensity training
  • The exercise industry is new and thus has has limited information
    • Baby boomers have nearly ZERO relevant research
  • Pete breaks down ideal training program for each decade of life
  • Both of us hate long steady-state cardio
    • Generates destructive catabolic hormones rather than growing anabolic hormones
  • The growth hormone benefits of resistance training for men and women
    • Sprints and bike sprints are a great alternative to cardio
    • Endurance athletes need resistance training most
  • Neurological benefits of training
    • Vary your program
    • Increases BDNF “Miracle-Gro” for the brain
    • Motorskill development is cognitive training
  • The body responds fantastically to change of all types
  • Differences between treadmill and real ground running
  • The optimal workout duration
  • Why the captain of a fire department mandates meditation as part of the physical training regimen

Resources mentioned

  • Gear: High-Quality Resistance Bands
  • Book: Ageless Intensity
  • Book: Smarter Workouts
  • Book: Brain Rules
  • Author: Graham Hancock
  • Book: The Federalist Papers
  • Podcast: The Tim Ferriss Show

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