EPISODE 422: The Strength Therapist

Of all the muscles in your body, your heart muscle gets the most attention – and for good reason. Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in most countries, so any comprehensive fitness programs must address heart health. But all the other muscles matter too including your quads, your hamstrings, your glutes, and biceps. Ample skeletal muscle is associated with hormonal health, neurological health, and longevity, but for most people over the age of 40, they are losing mass with each passing year.

On this week’s show, you’ll meet a physical therapist and strength coach who will help to reduce the fear and friction around lifting heavy things.

Listen in to learn:

  • The essential movements: squat, push, pull, hinge, carry
  • How squats can actually improve arthritic knees
  • How to balance risk vs reward with weights
  • The realistic outlook of at-home training

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Sam Spinelli a doctor of physical therapy and a strength & conditioning coach with experience working with professional and olympic sport athletes ranging from football, hockey, bobsleigh, powerlifting, weightlifting, to ballet.

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