Gladden Longevity

Squatting With Your Great-Grandchildren – Episode 114

For the inaugural episode of the Gladden Longevity Podcast, Dr. Jeffrey Gladden is joined by Graham Tuttle, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), to talk about the Knees Over Toes Program and how proper exercise can play into your longevity!  

Listen to this episode to learn about making a hundred the new thirty, living beyond 120, and Living Young for a Lifetime!

Show Notes:

What the Gladden Longevity Podcast is all about (1:06); 

Graham Tuttle and his experience (2:41); 

What the Knees Over Toes Program is, and how it is actually beneficial for our bodies (3:59); 

The concept of the body being “anti-fragile” and what that means (7:07); 

How strain actually strengthens us, while luxury and ease may weaken us in the long run (8:22); 

Some of Ben and Graham’s accomplishments in this field, including longevity and restoring capacity (11:12); 

Practical ways listeners could get started in restoring capacity in their movements and exercises (14:36); 

Graham’s personal experience with knee issues and his rehab story (18:15); 

Bodybuilding, and some of its shortcomings (19:08); 

How the program has benefited Graham and the results of it (21:59); 

Some things Graham has the ability to do now that he could not do before starting the program (24:15); 

Different forms of therapy and approaches that they may incorporate with exercise and the program (26:54); 

Graham’s personal experience with physical therapy as part of his rehabilitation and overall blending into his exercise regimen (35:03); 

Dr. Gladden’s personal experience with ankle sprains and steps he took to rebuild and strengthen his ligaments (38:06); 

The role dexterity and grip strength play in longevity (40:07); 

The difference between loading your muscles versus loading your joints and bones, and how doing one tends to lead to injury (42:03); 

How you can be better at any age, not just in your 20’s (46:26); 


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