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241: Fitness Over 40: Top 7 Tips To Stay Fit As You Get Older with Charles Staley


Brief Bio:

Prominent both the United States and across the globe, Charles is recognized as an authoritative coach and innovator in the field of human performance. His knowledge, skills, and reputation have led to appearances on NBC’s The TODAY Show and The CBS Early Show, along with numerous radio and podcast appearances. He has also authored more than a thousand articles for leading fitness publications and websites and has lectured to eager audiences around the World.

Often referred to as a visionary, an iconoclast and a rule-breaker, his methods are leading-edge and ahead of their time, capable of quickly producing serious results. Charles is not only a thinker, but also a doer: At age 57, he competes in the sport of raw powerlifting and is a 3-time World Champion.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What does it mean to be fit (6:34)
  • Why we need to sit less and move more (9:26)
  • 5 tips to prevent injuries when you exercise (13:53)
  • Moderation: The key to longevity (15:57)
  • 4 things you need to know about getting fit (18:30)
  • How to choose the right workout for you (19:39)
  • No pain no gain? Discomfort, ‘good pain’ and knowing when to stop (39:03)
  • How and when to deload (31:32)
  • The truth about low-carb diets (49:43)
  • Why getting fit requires social support (64:38)
  • Why individualized coaching matters for fitness success (69:09)


Ted Takeaways

  1. It’s important to create your own definition of fitness.
  2. Being in optimal shape is not necessarily congruent with longevity.
  3. It is important to have a coach to get faster and better results.


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  1. I really love your show, and i am a personal trainer myself, but when it comes to LCHF-diet both of you are attacking strawmen, no one who is into a high-fat diet are unaware of your objections and can answer them with well grounded arguments. For instance anyone who follows LCHF knows that protein raises insuline and therefor try to moderate their intake of this. I recommend the site, its run by a doctor from my country (Sweden) that collaborates with many known people in your field from your country as well, like Jeff Volek and Dom D’Agostino and many others. Maybe you could even have him as a guest. I also recommend “good calories bad calories” by Gary Taubes, “the big fat surprise” by Nina Teicholz among all the great books on this subject. Warm greetings from a fan in Sweden

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