Want To Age Well? You Need This

On today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m very excited to talk to JJ Virgin, a triple Board certified nutrition expert, Fitness Hall of Famer, and four-time New York Times bestselling author.

We take a deep dive into the science of weight training and how to leverage protein in your diet, among many other tips, in order to optimize your metabolic health and body composition.

In this episode, we also discuss:

– The shocking percentage of muscle, strength, and power we lose every year
– How the science and perspective of weight training have evolved (Spoiler: it’s not just for gym rats anymore)
– What is the difference between strength, power, and hypertrophy?
– My personal experience overcoming chronic pain through resistance training
– The Protein Leverage Hypothesis (This is why you overeat food when you undereat protein!)
– JJ’s tips for creating “metabolic spanx” and taking advantage of this “sugar sponge”
– Why we should stop using scales as our only parameter of body composition and what to do instead
– How your nighttime routine impacts your body composition

Check out the full episode on your favorite podcast app.

Dave McKinnon

  • @22steps says:

    Yes! I’ve read the three movements/exercises to continue as you age are the shoulder press, deadlift, and squats to keep your whole body strong…& I agree based on my own experience!

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