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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 ma ...
 
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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 movemen…
 
I LOVE coffee, I drink multiple cups every single day…but how much is too much!? In this episode of the podcast, Marcus is outlining exactly how to figure out how much coffee and caffeine is the right amount for you personally because genetic caffeine detoxification rates do differ between individuals! Tune in to find out for yourself! - 1-ON-1 COA…
 
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 F…
 
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 …
 
Patio season is an absolute blast, however summertime can take a toll on ya from an alcohol and lifestyle standpoint, so I decided to give up booze completely for 30 days! To say that I learned a bunch is a wild understatement, so in this episode I’m going to share 10 insights that I had via September sobriety! I hope you find it useful! - 1-ON-1 C…
 
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 de…
 
You’ve likely heard the term ‘metabolic damage’ referred to in relation to lack of weight loss results as a response to low calorie dieting however, is it real? Can your metabolism actually incur damage from not eating enough food!? If so, is the damage permanent? In this episode Marcus is explaining the origins of the term metabolic damage, why it…
 
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…
 
‘I just want to be happy.’ ‘I just want you to be happy.’ ‘I’m happy if you’re happy.’ What if our hyper-focus on happiness is a flawed perspective, being that happiness is just one of many emotions that we experience on a day to day basis? In this episode Marcus is delving into happiness as a life goal, as well as how and why you may want to alter…
 
Lifting weights, cardio, flexibility, mobility, high-intensity, low-intensity, interval or steady-state there are many different ways to exercise, and from enhancing your health to sculpting muscles to improving athletic performance each can provide specific benefits. It doesn’t matter what type of exercise you do, but if you want the benefits from…
 
The supplement industry is massive, we’re talking $150+ billion massive, but how do we separate the hype from what actually works? In this episode Marcus is delving into how he approaches supplements for fat loss, muscle gain and health with his clients as well as what his personal supplement regime is! Creatine, fish oil, collagen, vitamin D, fat …
 
Why do you exercise? Some are motivated to look better. Others may want to optimize their health. While still others may want to enjoy their favorite activities, including exercise itself. Why not do all 3? Yes, you can exercise to look better. Yes, exercise can improve your health. And, YES, exercise itself should be fun! Tony Horton knows how to …
 
Do you feel anxious on Sunday even though you logically know that there is no reason to be? The Sunday Scaries are incredibly common and in this episode Marcus is delving into the why behind Sunday anxiety, how he eliminated his and exactly how you can too! Fortunately, you have a lot more control in in the matter than you might think, have to list…
 
The modern fitness industry began in the early 1970s. The folks who have been working out consistently since exercise became popular are now in their 60s and 70s and have completely redefined the aging process. Kathy Smith has been a fitness icon ever since Ronald Reagan was President and MTV actually played music videos; she has promoted the benef…
 
There are a very specific set of habits that all of my most successful clients integrate and implement in order to achieve awesome results…and in this episode, I’m going to outline all 7 along with some bonus insights around aspects that you might have thought would matter a lot in regards to fat loss, that in fact don’t. If you’re serious about ge…
 
Aging is inevitable, it WILL happen, but HOW you age is up to you. Over the past 10 years of studying how exercise affects the aging process I have written blog posts and articles, delivered presentations at conferences all over the world and started this podcast to share what I have learned in an effort to help others learn how exercise can slow d…
 
There’s a big difference between lifespan (how long you live) and healthspan (the quality of your years) so in this episode of the podcast, Marcus is delving into not only how you can live a longer life, but also how you can add life to your years. We all want to be active and fully functioning versions of ourselves for as long as possible, have a …
 
When you strength train, you know exactly how much weight you are lifting. When you go for a run, you know exactly how far you travel. You use a thermostat to measure your temperature. A heart-rate monitor allows you to quantify how hard you are working when you exercise. Data lets us know exactly how our body is performing, but are you collecting …
 
A calorie deficit is a calorie deficit whether you eat snickers bars or salmon right!? Well, yes and no…in this episode Marcus is digging into how to set your diet up for both the fastest and most sustainable fat loss results long term because it turns out that there is a better and a worse way to structure your approach. Hint hint…a calorie isn’t …
 
Football is the most popular spectator sport in the United States. From the time training camps start in the summer until the Lombardi trophy is hoisted by the victor of the Super Bowl in the depths of winter, Americans are consumed with following their favorite teams and players. While it looks easy on TV, playing football at the collegiate and pr…
 
When was the last time that you watched or listened to the news and felt better after…? Ya, me neither! In this episode of the podcast Marcus is talking about why he stopped consuming mainstream media news and what he now does instead to stay informed, all the while keeping his mental health on track! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOCIAL Ins…
 
There are only 32 teams in the National Football League; each team maintains an active roster of 55 players with 14 more individuals on the practice squad for a total of 69. This means that of all of the athletes who have ever played football at the high school or college level there are only 2,208 positions available at the professional level. Ear…
 
Where do you get your exercise information from; do you train like a bodybuilder or an athlete? The human body was made to move and in order to get the best results, your workouts programs should feature different types of movement to engage ALL of your muscles, not just one or two at a time. This Quick Fit Tip uses the start of gridiron football s…
 
How does a young girl who starts out at 'Mommy and Me' gymnastics end up as a young woman with multiple All-American honors as a collegiate gymnast? Olivia Karas fell in love with gymnastics and pursued her passion to the point of earning a scholarship to the University of Michigan where she helped the team win multiple Big 10 championships. Her fa…
 
What constitutes a ‘healthy’ vs. ‘unhealthy’ relationship with food? What is the definition of a ‘binge’ and what’s supposedly an appropriate amount of food to eat in a sitting or in an hour or in a day? In this episode of the podcast, Marcus is exploring what a ‘healthy’ relationship with food is from an evolutionary context as well as a modern da…
 
How do you get fired up? What inspires you to perform your best? Where do you find the motivation to achieve a challenging goal? Todd Durkin is a strength coach, fitness studio owner, author, podcast host and motivational speaker who wrote his latest book, Get Your Mind Right, to share his principles for how to find the motivation to reach your goa…
 
How do you respond when life becomes difficult? Challenge, stress and change are all a part of life, it would be naive to think otherwise; do you have the skill and ability to overcome adversity? Have you developed strategies that allow you to successfully navigate stressful situations? Thom Shea is a retired Navy SEAL who served more than 20 years…
 
3 years ago I got rid of 90% of my ‘stuff’ and it was truly one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. Minimalist living isn’t for everyone, however I do think that most of us would feel more content with fewer things than we currently have. In this episode, I’m chatting about what minimalist living has taught me over the last 3 years… - 1-ON-1…
 
Whether it's dealing with a structure fire, responding to a multi-vehicle car crash or fighting an explosive wildfire, the men and women of the fire services are athletes who must be physically prepared to operate at a high-level of performance for a wide variety of unpredictable situations. Depending on whether they work in an urban, suburban or r…
 
Ever come back from a vacation and feel like you need a vacation because ya overdid it on the food and/or booze front!? In this episode Marcus is outlining exactly how you can avoid vacation weight gain and return from your getaway feeling rested, recharged and on track with your health and fitness goals! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOCIAL…
 
Tearing the achilles tendon that connects the large calf muscle to the heel bone is a major injury that could derail your fitness efforts for up to a full year (depending on the severity of the injury and the healing period). Two recent guests of All About Fitness, Tony Gentilcore and Dr. Jay Dawes, experienced calf injuries and achilles tears that…
 
Fire fighters, law enforcement, first responders and military have something in common with professional athletes: they rely on their bodies to be able to perform their jobs and should have a high level of fitness to operate at their highest level of ability. The term 'tactical athlete' refers to those professions who have to use their bodies while…
 
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