How to add muscle over 40 with Funk Roberts

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On episode 645 of the 40+ Fitness Podcast, we meet Funk Roberts and discuss how you can increase your testosterone naturally and increase your muscle mass.

Episode Notes

Importance of Testosterone in Men Over 40

– Impact of andropause on weight, performance, and libido

– Testing for testosterone levels and measuring free testosterone

– Natural and artificial methods to increase testosterone levels

– Potential consequences of hormone replacement therapy and testosterone supplementation

– The need for education, understanding, and consulting a knowledgeable doctor

– Risks and caution associated with doctors promoting hormone supplements as part of their business model

Strategies to Increase Testosterone Naturally

– Nutritional approaches to maintain testosterone levels and manage estrogen levels

– Sarcopenia prevention through regular workouts

– Incorporating total body metabolic workouts with little to no rest in between exercises

– The effect of metabolic training on extended calorie burning and continued metabolism

– Negative impact of traditional bodybuilding approaches on muscle recovery and repair

– Recommended frequency of total body workouts

Nutrition and Supplementation to Support Testosterone Levels

– Role of macronutrients (protein, healthy fats, complex carbs) in testosterone production

– Impact of cholesterol and high-quality protein on muscle maintenance and testosterone

– Importance of balanced meals with key macronutrients and vegetables/fruits

– Role of magnesium, zinc, multivitamins, and creatine monohydrate in addressing nutrient deficiencies and building muscle

– The significance of a positive mindset, personal motivation, and a strong “why” for lifestyle changes

– The benefits of consistency, dedication, and professional coaching in achieving fitness goals

You can learn more about Funk Roberts and his programs at over40alpha.com.

Music by Dave Gerhart


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