Christian Thibaudeau is a Canadian bodybuilder, and strength coach. He’s successfully trained a wide array of athletes from Olympic lifters and strongmen to hockey players and figure skaters. He’s also a former competitive Olympic weightlifter, football coach, and has his M.Sc. degree in exercise science. Chris gained notability in the online bodybuilding world in the late 1990s as a key contributor to the online bodybuilding magazine, Iron Magazine Online (or IronMag). He is currently a frequent contributor to Testosterone Magazine and has been applauded by fellow trainers for his willingness to accept and incorporate other ideas into his training program.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How Christian got back into shape after a health issue (3:40)
- 4 Reasons you can’t out-exercise a bad diet (10:38)
- Staying Lean: 5 Tips for Staying Lean for life (17:12)
- Anti-aging exercise routine for 40+ years old (18:19)
- How to keep your muscles strong as you age (23:34)
- Training frequency – how often should you train after 40 (32:23)
- The benefits of high-frequency strength training (41:29)
- Exercises to reduce systemic inflammation (56:23)
- How much protein do we really need (58:02)
- Acid Alkaline Balance Diet (1:01:57)
- How carbs and fats fit into a healthy diet (1:05:59)
- Pro & cons of glutamine (1:12:05)
“Your body doesn’t care if you look good for the beach or for the club, it only cares if it’s going to survive.” Tweet Quote
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