Full Stack Radio

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Hosted by Adam Wathan.

105: Strength Training for Nerds

In the spirit of the new year, Adam and Ben Orenstein talk about getting in shape through strength training.

Topics include:

  • What exercises you should focus on and why
  • How to develop a system that will force you to make progress
  • The importance of keeping a training journal
  • Why full-body workouts are better than training a specific muscle group each day
  • The importance of mobility for both training and your work life
  • Why building strength is so important as you age
  • Why you shouldn't trust trainers trying to sell complex exercise programs
  • Why you probably shouldn't be running for exercise
  • What equipment you need to get started


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