episode #220

Meet My Fitness Coach And Get Her Trusted Tips For Building Muscle And Getting Into Magazine Cover Shape



Dr. Stephanie interviews Jennifer Van Barneveld-Pe aka Coach JVB who helped her prepare for the Strong Fitness Magazine cover. They go over resistance training, why it’s impossible to build muscle on a low-calorie diet, and how to structure your build phase for optimal results. You’ll understand the importance of cardio, how to build an X Frame, and why training your upper body is absolutely crucial. Finally, Dr. Stephanie and Coach JVB will reveal the mindset around failure training, the power of coaching, and take you behind the scenes of the cover shoot experience and the reverse diet that D.r Stephanie adopted right after.

Episode Overview:

  • 9:05 Introduction
  • 13:43 Welcoming Jennifer
  • 15:22 JVB’s Origin Story
  • 18:45 Resistance Training
  • 21:44 Why You Can Not Build Muscle On Low-Calorie
  • Diet
  • 25:55 How To Structure A Build Phase
  • 29:26 Cardio
  • 33:32 How We Build An X Frame
  • 38:00 How Training The Upper Body Is Paramount
  • 42:30 The Mindset Around Failure Training
  • 51:46 Community And The Power Of Coaching
  • 53:10 The Covershoot Experience
  • 1:00:13 Reverse Diet
  • 1:03:44 Gauging Your Progress

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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.

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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.

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