What’s the best exercise for sedentary beings who want to live longer, stronger, and happier? Today’s guest firmly believes that resistance training is the answer.
In this episode, Sal Di Stefano takes us through the unbelievable benefits of resistance training on growth hormones, insulin sensitivity, muscle building, and overall well-being. This discussion will help open your eyes to the dangers of modern-day sedentarism and teach you how to save yourself, one small habit changes at a time.
Sal is the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS) and co-founder of Mind Pump Media. He also co-hosts Mind Pump.
What we discuss:
0:00 - Introduction to Sal Di Stefano
1:20 - Morning erection: Is it a sign of serious health issues?
3:15 - Myths about resistance training
6:50 - Why resistance training is the best form of exercise, even for non-fitness fanatics
10:00 - Does muscle building help with insulin-sensitivity, obesity, and Alzheimer’s?
13:00 - Winning the testosterone epidemic with resistance training
24:20 - How resistance training protects us against the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle
28:10 - Why couch potatoes burn more calories than hunter-gatherer tribesmen
32:00 - What really is resistance training?
34:50 - The problem of consistency & how to fix it
38:30 - 2 Tips to get fit without worrying about your macros and calorie intake
44:30 - Does working out as a form of self-punishment ever work?
50:00 - Motivation Vs. Discipline: Which do you need more?
Learn more from Sal Di Stefano:
Book: The Resistance Training Revolution: The No-Cardio Way to Burn Fat and Age-Proof Your Body - in Only 60 Minutes a Week
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