40FIT RADIO PODCAST 2019-06-13T22:21:40+00:00

If you’re looking for all things Masters fitness…you have found the right resource! The 40fit Radio Podcast discusses all things fitness based on evidence, content experts and the community at large for masters aged individuals…

Meet the Hosts

Darin Deaton

The founder of 40fit and the 40fit Radio podcast, Darin is a Doctor of Physical Therapy,Barbell Logic Online Coaching, USAW Sports Performance Coach and Certified Trainer. He has over 30 years of experience in the health and fitness space and brings evidenced based, sustainable, practical solutions to the masters community.

Trent Jones

Trent is an avid strength training follower and producer of all things creative and musical. Trent produces all of the creative elements of the podcast and is the genius behind the music and sound. He is working toward his Starting Strength Coach certificate and interns with Starting Strength Online Coaching. He is also a regular lifting competitor in the USSF and has qualified for Nationals.

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Most Recent Radio Podcast

#120 – ALL or NOTHING: Getting Away from the Extremes in Your Health and Fitness

Coach Darin has said it before, humans like to “complicate to validate.” The bigger, faster, more complex, more “science-y,” the better! Right? Likewise, the idea that fitness is an intense, all-in pursuit pervades media and popular training programs. Frankly, it’s exhausting!


Health and fitness doesn’t come easy, and requires hard physical training to obtain and maintain. On the other hand, longevity and sustainability are also […]

Start from the beginning

#1 – The Origins of 40Fit

What is 40fit?

40fit supports a community of athletes age 40+ with Fitness, Community and Lifestyle resources. The goal is to support performance, lifestyle and quality of life for 40 plus athletes. By combining the resources of evidenced based science, anecdotal experience, and the community, individuals are challenged to look at aging through a […]

#2 – Why Does Strength Matter? The Matters of Strength

Dr. Darin and Trent dive into the first of the Foundations series of episodes with an exploration of the 10 General Physical Skills, which are in no particular order: […]

#3 – Barbell Training for Strength

Following last week’s discussion about the importance of strength as the foundation of the 10 General Physical Skills, Coach Darin and Trent walk through the basics of how to train for strength, including:

What a strength training program looks like (exercise selection, number of reps and sets, intensity, etc.) What kind of equipment you need How […]

#4 – Conditioning Concepts

Coach D shifts from strength training to conditioning this week as he and his intrepid co-host Trent cover the basics of implementing conditioning into a training program. Beginning with an overview of the three basic energy pathways of the body, Darin walks through various ways of training each of the energy pathways and […]

#5 – Flexibility and Mobility

At some point we’ve all desired to become more flexible and more mobile, but do we know why? In short, we really only need as much mobility as our lifestyle – and maybe our sport or recreational activities – demand. If you are a gymnast, then you will need a high degree of […]

#6 – Nutrition 101

#7 – Hormone Health with Willie Villareal, NP

#8 – Programming for LIFE

#10 – The Big Picture

#12 – Cultivating Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Steve Lawson

Darin chats with his friend and college roommate Dr. Steve Lawson, a pastor, speaker, entrepreneur, and athlete. Dr. Lawson is a Crossfit athlete and Level 1 coach as well as a gymnastics coach. He began coaching gymnastics while he was still in college, […]

#13 – A Prescription for STRENGTH with Dr. Jonathon Sullivan

The Starting Strength community is a goldmine of intellectual horsepower, and Jonathon Sullivan – or Sully as we know him – is one of the main reasons for that. Sully is an MD with over 25yrs experience in Emergency Medicine, a PhD who […]

#14 – Life Finds A Way… to Deload You

#15 – Tina Neuwirth, DPT Talks Lifting for Women, Training During Pregnancy

Coach D chats with his partner at Riata Therapy Specialists and fellow Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Tina Neuwirth, about strength training for women, strength training during pregnancy, and how she has built and maintained an excellent physique after 3 kids and over […]

#16 – Barbell-o-phobia

Barbellophobia is a condition that affects millions of gym goers worldwide, causing strength loss, gainitis, and a plethora of other diseases and negative outcomes…


Ok, maybe that’s a stretch, but we do know there are lots of people out there NOT barbell training that nevertheless could benefit. People that […]

#17 – Living Strong Through Seven Decades: Lon Wimberly

Coach D interviews his father-in-law Lon Wimberly, a decorated veteran, outdoorsman, and an overall rugged and vigorous man who embodies the 40fit lifestyle. Lon was a pilot in the Vietnam War, earning  a bronze air medal and 18 oak clusters for his missions.


Despite living a very active lifestyle […]

#18 – Gym Trickery and Why You Should Avoid It

If you’ve spent 5 minutes in a typical globo-gym like LA Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, etc., then you’ve seen it. Personal trainers guiding their clients through a series of single-joint exercises (tricep pull-downs, curls, calf raises), abdominal exercises, and other isolation exercises. Endless […]

#19 – Looking Good, Feeling Good, Pt 1: Metabolism

In the first part of a new miniseries on not just feeling good, but lookinggood, Coach D walks you through how to understand and improve your metabolism for better body composition.


Metabolism is the total energy usage of your body and all its activities, which can be broken down into three broad categories:

  1. Resting activity, […]

#20 – Looking Good, Feeling Good, Pt 2: Drive Your Body Composition with Diet

In the second installment of the Looking Good, Feeling Good miniseries, Coach D takes a deep dive into diet and nutrition for better composition. We covered the basics of nutrition in broad strokes on Episode #6; today we dive deeper into what a […]

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