Building An Hourglass Figure with Don Saladino


Building An Hourglass Figure with Don Saladino

This week Dr. Stephanie interviews Don Saladino, strength coach, celebrity trainer, and online global fitness entrepreneur, about all things bodybuilding for women. They talk about exercise programming, adapting to your workout, and refocusing on your fitness goals based on your lifestyle. They dive into why it is important for women to not only focus workouts on their lower body, but building their upper body strength, and the ins and outs of physique building for women. You’ll learn why it is important to tailor your routine to your menstrual cycle, the importance of maintaining balance in your diet, and some of the supplements that Don recommends to his clients.

Episode Overview: 

  • 1:30 Introduction
  • 5:00 Welcoming Don Saladino
  • 6:45 Don’s Origin Story
  • 14:00 Refocusing Your Goals
  • 24:00 Strengthening the Upper Body for Females
  • 30:00 Physique Building for Women
  • 39:00 Importance of Metabolic Flexibility
  • 45:00 Lifting For Your Cycle
  • 49:00 The Importance of Balance in Diet
  • 52:30 How to Build and Maintain Muscle in Menopause
  • 1:00:00 The Mental Resilience From Training
  • 1:05:00 The Supplements You Should Be Taking

I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

My health is MY job – I’ll be damned if I rely on luck, ‘good genes’ or a cocktail of drugs that over promise and under deliver.

The Betty Body is my first book-baby, and a collection of what I’ve learned after thousands of clinical hours, hundreds of conversations with the world’s top experts, and most importantly…

This book is an outline of what took ME from “rock-bottom health” at 38, to being my own version of a Betty in my perimenopausal mid 40’s. A woman who is physically strong, full of energy, enjoys mental clarity, great sex and a joyful family life. Is it all roses? Of course not. But I have the stamina and tools to deal with the push and pull of life so that it doesn’t turn into chronic stress.

I want this for you too. Let’s go Bettys!