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Episode 220

Featuring Pete McCall

Slowing Down the Aging Process

Does anyone else want the “aging process” to slow down? Me too! As much as I love the wisdom that comes with age, I don’t love the fact that my body doesn’t always feel like a young spring chicken anymore. Today’s episode is all about slowing down the aging process with my good friend and entrusted colleague, Pete McCall.

Pete is an author, coach, and podcaster, and he just released his new book called Ageless Intensity…Slowing the Aging Process. He is one of the top fitness experts in media publications and an avid researcher. This episode will deliver some great tips and information on how you can feel vibrant, healthy, and well as you age gracefully.

In this episode, “Slowing the Aging Process” Pete delivers great tips, hacks, and exercises to live your best life and defy age. Specifically, this is what we cover in today’s episode:

– Hacks to defy the aging process

– Elastin, collagen, and fascia…research on slowing the aging process

– Steady-state workouts and how to effectively use them to help burn fat

– 4 principles on the ageless intensity

– Top strength exercises for people who are “aging”

– Final 5 tips to age gracefully

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8:22 – Aging…what is it and why does it happen? Exercise creates new cells and helps slow down the aging process along with caloric intake.

10:20 – What are some of the hacks to defy gravity? Consistent exercise and HIT (High Intensity) training become a mechanism to slow the aging process.

14:16 – What has been your discovery in the research with Elastin, Collagen, and Fascia with slowing the aging process?

Mixing it up the routine and adding in flexibility or body weight after a heavy training day. We need more yoga!

20:37 – How often do you recommend steady-state workouts? Sleep plays a big role.

27:17 – What technologies are you finding in your research that are things that combat aging or improve performance?

Power training. Strength training. Kettlebells. Blood Flow restriction BFR training

33:72 – Ageless Intensity…give us a few key principles or thoughts. Metabolic fatigue. Mobility. Foundation movement patterns. Healthy Fats – HDL

40:57 – Top strength exercises. Hip thrust. Kettle Bell swings. Barbell RDL.

47:33 – One of the best things about COVID. Getting back outside into nature and going for good hikes

48:41 – Age gracefully, 5 tips to slow down the aging process.

  1. Exercise slows the aging process
  2. Hydration
  3. Sleep – Quality vs Quantity
  4. Get good fats and lean proteins
  5. Recovery 

59:02 – Wrap up….Get Pete’s book!

Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process


About Pete McCall:

Pete McCall is a personal trainer, author of Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process and Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, and international presenter and host of the All About Fitness podcast. Pete delivers education and content solutions for a variety of health and fitness organizations including the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and Core Health & Fitness. Frequently quoted as a fitness expert in media publications, Pete is a sought-after media resource for accurate, in-depth insights on how to get results from exercise.

Based in Carlsbad, CA, Pete holds a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion, is a Certified Personal Trainer with ACE and NASM, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition to his books, Pete has authored numerous articles for fitness trade publications, and exercise-science blogs and is one of a few individuals who has written textbook chapters for ACE and NASM, the two largest fitness certification organizations.

Currently, Pete is the Senior Master Trainer for StairMaster and Nautilus for Core Health and Fitness the parent company of Nautilus and StairMaster, a blogger and writer for ACE (the largest accredited non-profit personal trainer certification organization in the country where he previously worked as an exercise physiologist) and both a content creator and an online instructor for the NASM (the largest for-profit personal trainer certification organization).


Author: Smarter Workouts – The Science of Exercise Made Simple


Author: Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process


Host of the All About Fitness podcast




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