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If you’ve heard any of my Book Club episodes of the podcast, you know I’m an avid reader and all-around bibliophile.

I like to encourage people to read as much as possible because knowledge benefits you much like compound interest. The more you learn, the more you know; the more you know, the more you can do; the more you can do, the more opportunities you have to succeed.

Life is overwhelmingly complex and chaotic, and it slowly suffocates and devours the lazy and ignorant. That’s why we have to be perpetual learners.

That’s also why I get excited when someone writes a good fitness book. I want to get more good information out there into the eyes, ears, and brains of more people, and even though I have my own fitness books, I love to see good information get out there no matter who it’s from. 

In this case, my friend and fellow fitness professional, Sal Di Stefano of Mind Pump Media, has written such a book. It’s called The Resistance Training Revolution, and Sal joins me on this podcast to talk all about it.

Sal has been on the podcast several times before and for good reason. We enjoy our forays into history, politics, culture, and economics, but on the fitness side of things, Sal has spent the better part of two decades in the trenches helping normal, everyday people get into great shape. And so he wrote a book to help normal, average people get fit and stay fit for the long-term. 

In other words, he’s not preaching quick fixes and hacks and the book isn’t written for hardcore bodybuilders. It’s just cold, hard truths and practical know-how to help normal people get healthier, build some muscle in the process, feel better, and improve their lives. 

In the podcast, we chat about . . .

  • Why he wrote the book and who can benefit from it
  • Why focusing on burning calories from cardio isn’t the best approach to weight loss
  • Developing discipline and how not fall off the wagon with a fitness regimen
  • A basic training routine anyone can do
  • And more . . .

So if you want to hear about how Sal wants to change the fitness paradigm and promote resistance training to the masses, and how you can educate your own friends and family on the benefits of lifting weights, listen to this podcast!


10:51 – What is the title of the book and why did you decide to write it?

14:43 – What was thought to be the best form of exercise to burn the most amount of calories?

34:14 – What does a resistance revolution exercise look like?

Mentioned on The Show:

The Resistance Training Revolution

Sal Di Stefano’s Instagram

Mind Pump Media

Books by Mike Matthews

What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!