Episode 029: Fitness Over 40: An Interview with Stew Breeding


Episode 029: Fitness Over 40: An Interview with Stew Breeding


Today we have a very special guest joining us on the show. Stew Breeding is one of the best, if not the best, trainers I have ever worked with and for. 


Stew is a personal trainer and a corrective exercise and performance enhancement specialist. He also has an extensive background in yoga and martial arts. On top of all of this, he is an army vet. Having been in the industry for 28 years, Stew has had a fantastic opportunity to work across the spectrum of health and fitness.


In today’s episode, we discuss all things fitness over 40. We go over many of the myths and hacks that our clients struggle with as they get older. As group fitness classes, HIIT, cross-fit, and endurance races are growing in popularity, we have to understand what our bodies can handle as they get older and how much is too much.


There’s a lot to unpack with all of this today so tune in to get started.

Show Highlights:

  • What fitness programming and volume are.
  • The difference between objective and subjective volume.
  • The two theories on volume.
  • Why strength training doesn’t have to mean weight training.
  • How the “convenient” fitness model has developed and why it sometimes means lower quality workouts.
  • Basics to master before you take a workout class.
  • How your caloric burn rate increases more with weight training than with cardio.
  • The three most important factors of fitness, training, and longevity and what each of them looks like when it comes to programming and volume.

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