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Dani Shugart

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Strength At Any Age With Dani Shugart

Midlife Magic With Lisa Mustard

Before I jump into the intro for this episode, I wanted to share something that’s been brewing within me for a while. When I began podcasting, I wanted to focus on talk therapy topics and issues yet I’m also really passionate about another topic.  And that is helping women live their best lives as they move into midlife. You may or may not know that when I hit 40, that’s when I made the decision to start living my life differently. So for the past 7 years I’ve worked to live more authentically and congruentally. And now I want to start bringing this information to the podcast! I’m lining up guests that will not only inspire you to see mid life differently but will also bring you the know how to do so. I’m unsure yet if i will start a whole new podcast or rebrand this one. Podcasts are a lot of work and it’s just me right now behind the scenes (well except for my audio engineer and editor, Laura and my website developer, Michael) so creating and producing 2 separate podcasts feels overwhelming yet also at the same time it feels possible. Right now I’m just hanging out in the land of possibilities. I hope you stay tuned to see and hear the upcoming shifts in my podcast world! Here’s my first shift and I’m so excited to share this week’s interview with you all. It’s the FIRST MidLife Magic podcast episode! I titled it Strength At Any Age With Dani Shugart for a few reasons: Number one, I truly believe that you can acquire strength at any age. While in this episode we are talking about strength gained in the weight room, we also talk about how finding the weight room has given us both self confidence and physical and mental strength, two things my guest and I both were looking for in our younger years. And finding the weights helped us tremendously in these areas. Number 2, research has shown us that there are incredible benefits of building muscle ( studies from the CDC have found that muscle-building exercise can) such as improving balance, reducing the likelihood of falls, improving blood-sugar control, and improving sleep and mental health.  The average person starts losing muscle as early as age 25. And From 40 to 70 years old, muscle loss averages 8 percent per decade and then accelerates to 15 percent after age 70. Our eventual physical decline is inevitable, but the more muscle we have when our bodies start rapidly breaking down, the longer we can last with our physical function. I often get asked why I’m so crazy about telling people to hit the weight room.It’s not because i want to look good naked, that’s a byproduct of wanting to increase my confidence and put off my physical decline as long as possible! I want longevity and quality of life!!  And when I decided I wanted to talk about this on my first episode of MidLife Magic, I headed straight to my friend Dani Shugart.  Dani Shugart is an editor for T-Nation.com, a lifetime natural lifter, and co-host of the Fit Pants podcast.  Dani shares her story on finding the weight room, how progress in the weight room has built her confidence, why consistency and accountability are keys to reaching your goals, how to get into fitness if you’re brand new as well as How to get back into fitness if you’ve fallen out! Plus we talk about tips for growing muscle in midlife, why assessing your efforts for effectiveness is important, and reassessing your efforts and if it’s not getting you to your goals, change it up. Listen to the Fit Pants podcast here. Connect with Dani on Instagram.  We hope you enjoy this episode! This episode is brought to you by my favorite activewear line, Zyia Active.  Want high quality activewear that doesn’t break your bank account? I sure did and went looking for leggings, joggers, sports bras and tops that fit my budget and were soft, wrinkle resistant and would match just about anything I already had in my closet. And now Zyia Active makes up about 80% of my wardrobe. Want to learn more? Head to lisamustard.com/active-wear. Don’t think this is just for women, they have mens’ and kids’ clothes too. Our family is loving the quality and I love the price tags! So head over to my site to check it out. 

45mins

5 Jul 2021

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EP 42 Dani Shugart: Navigating Political Correctness and Cancel Culture

Lift Free And Diet Hard with Andrew Coates

Dani Shugart returns to chat about how to become a writer and what it takes to write for T-Nation where she’s an editor. Dani poses a lot of questions about how our industry deals with the infusion of political correctness, cancel culture, and shaming. Check out this thought provoking and enlightening discussion.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thefitnessdevil/support

50mins

22 Jun 2021

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Strength At Any Age With Dani Shugart

The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard

Before I jump into the intro for this episode, I wanted to share something that’s been brewing within me for a while. When I began podcasting, I wanted to focus on talk therapy topics and issues yet I’m also really passionate about another topic.  And that is helping women live their best lives as they move into midlife. You may or may not know that when I hit 40, that’s when I made the decision to start living my life differently. So for the past 7 years I’ve worked to live more authentically and congruentally. And now I want to start bringing this information to the podcast! I’m lining up guests that will not only inspire you to see mid life differently but will also bring you the know how to do so. I’m unsure yet if i will start a whole new podcast or rebrand this one. Podcasts are a lot of work and it’s just me right now behind the scenes (well except for my audio engineer and editor, Laura and my website developer, Michael) so creating and producing 2 separate podcasts feels overwhelming yet also at the same time it feels possible. Right now I’m just hanging out in the land of possibilities. I hope you stay tuned to see and hear the upcoming shifts in my podcast world! Here’s my first shift and I’m so excited to share this week’s interview with you all. It’s the FIRST MidLife Magic podcast episode! I titled it Strength At Any Age With Dani Shugart for a few reasons: Number one, I truly believe that you can acquire strength at any age. While in this episode we are talking about strength gained in the weight room, we also talk about how finding the weight room has given us both self confidence and physical and mental strength, two things my guest and I both were looking for in our younger years. And finding the weights helped us tremendously in these areas. Number two, research has shown us that there are incredible benefits of building muscle  such as improving balance, reducing the likelihood of falls, improving blood-sugar control, and improving sleep and mental health.  The average person starts losing muscle as early as age 25. And From 40 to 70 years old, muscle loss averages 8 percent per decade and then accelerates to 15 percent after age 70. Our eventual physical decline is inevitable, but the more muscle we have when our bodies start rapidly breaking down, the longer we can last with our physical function. I often get asked why I’m so crazy about telling people to hit the weight room. It’s not because i want to look good naked, that’s a byproduct of wanting to increase my confidence and put off my physical decline as long as possible! I want longevity and quality of life!!  And when I decided I wanted to talk about this on my first episode of Midlife Magic, I headed straight to my friend Dani Shugart.  Dani Shugart is an editor for T-Nation.com, a lifetime natural lifter, and co-host of the Fit Pants podcast.  Dani shares her story on finding the weight room, how progress in the weight room has built her confidence, why consistency and accountability are keys to reaching your goals, how to get into fitness if you’re brand new as well as how to get back into fitness if you’ve fallen out. Plus we talk about tips for growing muscle in midlife, why assessing your efforts for effectiveness is important, and reassessing your efforts if it’s not getting you to your goals. Listen to the Fit Pants podcast here. Connect with Dani on Instagram.  We hope you enjoy this episode! This episode is brought to you by my favorite activewear line, Zyia Active.  Want high quality activewear that doesn’t break your bank account? I sure did and went looking for leggings, joggers, sports bras and tops that fit my budget and were supportive, soft, wrinkle resistant and would match just about anything I already had in my closet. And now Zyia Active makes up about 80% of my wardrobe. Want to learn more? Head to lisamustard.com/active-wear. Don’t think this is just for women, they have mens’ and kids’ clothes too. Our family is loving the quality and I love the price tags! So head over to my site to check it out.  And I’m offering a SPECIAL ACTIVEWEAR DISCOUNT for MidLife Magic listeners! Text the word ‘midlife’ to 888111 to claim your offer! Or use this form to sign up: https://slkt.io/7s0Y

45mins

13 Jul 2020

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Dani Shugart EP 128: Play Stupid Games Win Stupid Prizes

Lift Free And Diet Hard with Andrew Coates

EP 128--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thefitnessdevil/support

1hr 4mins

5 Mar 2020

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Fit Pants The Podcast With Chris and Dani Shugart

Fit Pants

• Why the heck is it called Fit Pants?• What the heck is it about?• Who the heck are Chris and Dani Shugart?• What the heck do you need to do after hearing this?Listen and get the answers!

2mins

26 Sep 2019

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Dani Shugart EP 66: The Better You Are At Social Media The Worse You Are At Life.

Lift Free And Diet Hard with Andrew Coates

Dani Shugart joins The Fitness Devil to talk about her quest to educate our industry about breast implant illness. We discuss how attaching fitness and nutrition labels to yourself can be detrimental to your results, the brain benefits of exercise, what the spotlight effect is and how it scares people away from working out, and some honest criticism of life on social media. Dani cuts loose and speaks her mind on this one. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thefitnessdevil/support

1hr 14mins

29 Nov 2018

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Episode 11: Lifting, Love, And The Limits Of Body Positivity - An Interview With Dani Shugart

Disruptive Life Podcast

In this episode we sit down with Dani Shugart, a fitness enthusiast and expert, as well as an editor and writer for the popular fitness website T-Nation.  We discuss the limitations of "fat acceptance," "body positivity," and "self love" movements when it comes to getting dates and relationships, and why "self-respect" and "self-empathy" are far better for your health and social life. Dani also explains why lifting is beneficial for men and women both, and goes over some of the myths associated with lifting and being "bulky."  This was a fun and engaging interview, so you'll want to check it out! By the way, here is the article David referenced about guys being muscular and getting more dates, sex, etc. Be sure to follow Dani on Twitter.

28mins

21 Aug 2018

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Episode 255 IronRadio - Guest Host Dani Shugart Topic After the Diet

Iron Radio

Bodybuilders and physique athletes progressively diet more strictly in order to get on stage. But then what? Magazines and web sites focus so much on the front-end period of getting ripped that almost no one gives attention to the post-contest period. How does one return to normalcy? Join the guys, and gal, to discuss extreme diets, metabolic damage, psychology, re-feeds, and more. There's also cool science news on green tea in this episode. Come on in to travel there and back again.

5 Apr 2014

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Episode 239 IronRadio - Guest Dani Shugart Topic Disordered Eating in Bodybuilding

Iron Radio

After some news, Dani Shugart joins the guys for a discussion on dieting gone wrong. Dani is a physique competitor with personal experiences involving disordered eating. She has also published a brand new book on the topic. News topics range from ways to rebuild lost muscle tissue to a new record powerlifting total to huge guys who die young. Questions that get addressed in the Topic of the Day with Dani include... What is it about physique athletes that makes them prone to eating disorders? How do men and women tend to differ in relation to food? What types of eating disorders exist and how do they overlap? And how does one return to normalcy after months of strict target date dieting? If you've dieted hard or have loved ones who struggle with disordered eating, this extra-long show is for you.

14 Dec 2013