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Episode 2: The Benefits of Resistance Training

In this episode of “The Discover Strength Podcast” Dr. Wayne Westcott and our host Logan Herlihy discuss the benefits of resistance training beyond added muscle strength and mass.

Dr. Wayne Westcott is a Professor and Chair of Exercise Science at Quincy College, he has authored 30 books, and has published 95 peer-reviewed research and academic papers.

0:52 – Introduction to Dr. Wayne Westcott

2:54- Background on Dr. Wayne Westcott

9:08- Exercise is Medicine

15:00 What happens during the aging process

18:50 Dieting compared to Dieting + Aerobic exercise

20:00 What happens when you add strength training to the mix

20:45 Runners and muscle

21:06 Strength Training and muscle

21:40 How does Strength Training impact Resting Metabolic Rate?

23:24 “If you want to lose fat, I recommend you gain muscle”

26:27 Strength training effects on aging populations

38:04 Dr. Westcott’s recommendation for exercise if you are short on time or can’t afford to go to the gym

41:15 Low back pain/issues

43:19 Strength Training and Blood Pressure

47:39 Protein Recommendations

54:45 What is Dr. Wayne Westcott working on right now?

56:39 Episode Recap with David Gschneidner, Exercise Physiologist and Discover Strength VP of Operations

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