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TMHS 605: Transform Your Metabolism & Elevate Your Fitness Mindset - With Sal Di Stefano

August 3, 2022

The Model Health Show


For decades, cardiovascular exercise was considered the gold standard for losing weight. But new science proves that strength training is actually the most effective exercise for fat loss and overall health. Not to mention, strength training is also a powerful tool for improving your cognitive health, metabolism, and so much more. 

Today’s guest, Sal Di Stefano is passionate about teaching folks how to realistically incorporate resistance training into their routine. He is a long-time fitness pro, a bestselling author, and the host at Mind Pump Media. In his new book, The Resistance Training Revolution, Sal Di Stefano outlines why building muscle through resistance training is the key to overall health and longevity. 

You’re going to hear powerful insights on why logging hours on the treadmill might be harming your progress, how your body adapts to workouts, and how to set sustainable health goals. Sal is sharing a wealth of knowledge on the benefits of strength training, plus realistic tips for building muscle in a way that works for your lifestyle. If you want to discover more about maximizing your health through resistance training, there’s no one better to learn from than Sal Di Stefano! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why cardio is ineffective for fat loss. 
  • How your body adapts to cardiovascular exercise. 
  • Why you shouldn’t consider calories burned during a workout. 
  • How weight loss plateaus happen. 
  • Why so many people can’t maintain their weight loss over time. 
  • The difference between fat loss and weight loss. 
  • How strength training can improve your cognitive function. 
  • The relationship between muscle mass and insulin sensitivity. 
  • How resistance training impacts hormonal health. 
  • What proprioception is. 
  • The truth about common strength training myths.
  • Why focusing exclusively on appearance can be unhealthy.
  • The reason why motivation alone won’t help you reach your goals.
  • Important questions to ask yourself when setting health goals. 
  • How many days per week most folks should train. 
  • Why sustainable, behavior-based changes are the most impactful.
  • The importance of approaching health from a place of self-love. 
  • How to improve your relationship with food. 
  • The best way to improve your metabolic rate.
  • Why your workouts should be a practice.
  • The ideal frequency for training specific muscle groups. 

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