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Rising Father

The Rising Father Podcast #80 | Exercise Scientist Explains How Fathers Can Live Long And Healthy

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Summary Hayden Pritchard, a PhD in exercise science and strength coach, discusses the concept of minimum effective training and its application for busy fathers. He explains that the minimum effective dose is the least amount of training needed to make progress or maintain strength. For strength training, this often involves building up to a heavy single repetition and then doing back down sets at a lower percentage of the one-rep max. Hayden emphasizes the importance of compound movements, such as squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and rows, for overall fitness and athleticism. He also highlights the significance of community and consistency in achieving fitness goals. Hayden shares how becoming a father inspired him to prioritize cardiovascular health and longevity. He emphasizes the importance of conditioning for heart health and overall fitness. Hayden discusses the benefits of cardiovascular fitness, such as reducing the risk of heart disease and all-cause mortality. He advises starting with realistic goals and focusing on the process rather than the outcome. Hayden also highlights the value of involving children in physical activities and setting a positive example for them.

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