Published April 2022 on YouTube

The BIGGEST Reason Why 80% of People Gain Weight BACK After Losing It | 1802

1. MAPS Giveaway

Adam and Sal discuss the importance of focusing on the journey rather than just the end goal. Those who are successful in achieving their goals have learned to attach their progress to other aspects of their life, rather than just their physical appearance or strength. It's about the journey, not just the destination.+

2. Surprising Exercise Benefits

Sal and Adam discuss the surprising benefits of exercise, including improved brain function, pain tolerance, happiness, slower aging, faster recovery from illnesses, better sex life, and acceptance. All of these benefits are backed by studies.Show transcript +

3. 1 – Decreases cognitive decline.

Exercise and Cognitive Decline:Sal discusses the issue of cognitive decline as people age and how exercise can help prevent it. He cites a study from Sydney, Australia, which showed that resistance training is the only non-medical intervention that stops the progression of beta amyloid plaques, which play a big role in Alzheimer's.+
Exercise and Alzheimer's:Sal and Justin discuss the link between exercise and Alzheimer's prevention. Exercise has been shown to prevent beta amyloid plaques from building up, which is the main cause of Alzheimer's symptoms. Building muscle is one of the most effective ways to improve insulin sensitivity, which is linked to Alzheimer's and dementia.+
Preventing Dementia:Sal, Adam, and Justin discuss the dose dependent bell curve of exercise and how it can help prevent dementia. They emphasize the importance of recognizing an individual's genetics, stress levels, sleep quality, diet, and fitness level in determining the appropriate amount of exercise needed to elicit the most benefit.+
Strength Training Benefits:Sal and Justin discuss the benefits of strength training for cognition and overall health. They explain how strength training uses the brain differently than other forms of exercise and caution against overtraining. They emphasize that training for longevity is different than training for maximum performance.+
Exercise and Brain Health:Sal and Justin discuss how exercise can improve brain health by increasing the production of brain derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), which is like miracle grow for the brain. Exercise can delay Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease, improve cognitive functioning, and increase neuroplasticity.+

4. 2 – Improves your relationship with pain.

Relationship to Pain:Sal discusses how exercise changes our relationship to pain. As a beginner, pain can be scary and turn us off from working out. However, with consistent exercise, we can learn to enjoy the pain and associate it with the results. This shift in our relationship to pain is important because pain is a complicated sensation.+
Understanding Pain Perception:Sal, Adam, and Justin discuss the complexity of pain and how it can be physical, emotional, or a matter of perception. They share insights on how changing one's relationship to pain through exercise can be valuable and how it's important to learn to decipher different types of pain.+
Changing the Relationship:Adam, Sal, and Justin discuss the different relationships people have with pain and exercise. They explore how exercise can change the way people perceive pain and how chasing pain can lead to an unhealthy relationship with exercise.+
Exercise and Pain:Sal discusses the benefits of exercise in treating pain, including its impact on biological and psychosocial mechanisms. The group also talks about deciphering between good and bad pain, and the importance of proper movement patterns.+

5. 3 – Makes you happier.

Exercise vs Antidepressants:Sal and Justin discuss a study that compares the effectiveness of exercise and antidepressants on people with mild to moderate depression. While antidepressants only reduce the symptoms of depression, exercise not only reduces depression but also improves quality of life by providing lessons, growth, struggle, and empowerment.+
Aging and Happiness:Adam and Sal discuss the common belief that happiness declines as we age, despite having more things than ever before. They also touch on the potential impact of technology and AI on society's happiness levels.+
Exercise and Growth:Sal, Justin, and Adam discuss how exercise is a controllable way to experience struggle and growth, which are essential components for happiness. They also highlight the importance of exercise in improving mental health by supporting nerve cell growth in the hippocampus.+

6. 4 – Slows down your biological clock.

Exercise and Aging:Sal explains how exercise slows down the aging process on a chemical and biological level. Proper exercise is one of the most effective ways to maintain long telomeres and keep your cells young. The body is always adapting, and exercising helps the body adapt in a direction of growth and improvement.+
Exercise and Aging:Sal, Justin, and Adam discuss the importance of exercise in aging. They explain how exercise slows down the biological aging process and prevents chronic diseases. They also compare the differences between those who exercise regularly and those who don't as they age.+

7. 5 – Helps you recover from major illnesses.

Sal, Justin, and Adam discuss how exercise can help people recover from chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, and cancer. They emphasize the importance of appropriate exercise and the right dose to improve health and recovery.+

8. 6 – Improves your sex life.

Exercise and Sex:Sal and Adam discuss how regular exercise can improve sexual function and satisfaction in both men and women. They share insights from studies that show how exercise increases blood flow to the genitals and can even act as a natural Viagra for men. Adam also talks about how feeling confident and sexy from working out can directly impact his desire for sex.+
Hormones and Reproduction:Sal and Adam discuss how feeling strong and fit is important for reproduction, and how a youthful hormone profile is necessary for building muscle. They also touch on how a woman's hormones can affect her ability to reproduce and how one's overall health can impact the quality of sex.+
Benefits of Strength Training:Adam, Sal, and Justin discuss the benefits of strength training beyond just physical appearance, including improved stamina, mental health, and aging. They emphasize the importance of connecting the dots for clients and encouraging them to continue strength training into old age for long-term benefits.+

9. 7 – Teaches you acceptance.

Acceptance in Exercise:Sal and Adam discuss the importance of acceptance in exercise and how it teaches you to accept your physical and genetic limitations. They also touch on the idea that pursuing fitness goals is a lifelong pursuit and that it's important to enjoy the journey and process.+
The Journey Matters:Justin, Adam, and Sal discuss the importance of enjoying the process of achieving fitness goals rather than just focusing on the end result. They emphasize that those who attach their fitness journey to aspects that enhance their life are more likely to be consistent and successful in the long run.+