The New Frontier of Fitness

Summary: Have we been working out the wrong way for thousands of years?
Air Date: 8/20/16
Duration: 20
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Daniel Kunitz, Author
Daniel Kunitz has served as editor in chief of Modern Painters, as well as an editor at the Paris Review and Details, and has been a contributor to Vanity Fair, Harper’s Magazine, and New York. He is also an avid CrossFitter and weightlifter. He lives in New York City.
  • Book Title: LIFT: Fitness Culture, from Naked Greeks and Acrobats to Jazzercise and Ninja Warriors
The New Frontier of Fitness
Have we been working out the wrong way for thousands of years?

How did treadmills and weight machines become the gold standard of fitness? What's the appeal of the "back to the basics" approach that’s currently on the rise?

To answer these questions, Daniel Kunitz takes a look at the history of exercise and today's fitness culture in his new book Lift. He also shares his own decade-long journey to transform himself from a fast-food junkie into an ultra-fit older athlete.

Learn how he did it and why the ideal of a bikini body in our culture is being replaced by a focus on mastering the movements of life.

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