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May 31, 2022

More strength and less cardio in menopause is not an easy pill to swallow for many of you listeners. Until you do. Until it feels good to feel good and you realize that being tired all the time isn’t necessary, required, or even going to work to optimize your weight and body composition. 


This interview episode with Dr. Stacy Sims will help you understand the physiology behind the need for adequate muscle stimulus. You’ll hear what that is, and what it isn’t. 

You’ll understand the difference between life-sustaining, muscle-preserving exercise, and trending classes and courses that are fun and interesting ways to spend an hour but may not reap the benefits you want and need with a limit to time and energy. 

She’s the author of ROAR, and you’ll hear more in her bio about her research background. We’ve got her here to talk about the need for a shift in exercise priorities, but I’m going to fire a few diet questions at her too. 

Whether less cardio in menopause is a relief or it’s advice you wrestle with, after decades of conditioning otherwise, this episode is something to listen to and to share. Thanks so much for doing just that. 

My Guest: 

Stacy T. Sims, Ph.D., is an applied researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, nutrition, and environmental conditions.

Prior to being launched into the industry, she served as an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist at Stanford University from 2007 to 2012, where she specialized in sex differences with environmental and nutritional considerations for recovery and performance, specializing in women's health and performance.

With the unique opportunities, Silicon Valley has to offer, during her tenure at Stanford, she had the opportunity to translate earlier research into consumer products and a science-based layperson's book (ROAR) written to explain sex differences in training and nutrition across the lifespan. Both the consumer products and the book challenged the existing dogma for women in exercise, nutrition, and health.

Stacy has a new book NEXT LEVEL out May 17th 

Questions we answer on this podcast:

  • 06:38 Why do women need more strength training and less cardio training? 
  • 13:00 Let’s review strength training in women across the age span?
  • Why is lifting heavy is important in menopause?
  • What do you say to fitness trainers or women who just want to do bodyweight? 
  • 35:41 What are the benefits of strength training beyond muscle? 
  • 18:25 How do you feel about fasting for women in menopause? 
  • 37:31 Tell us about your new book that is out on May 17th. Can you share a little preview? 

Less cardio in menopause may take some discipline for many of us cardio-bunnies. Know that decades of messaging and conditioning otherwise won’t go away easily. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who never enjoyed cardio, just take it one day at a time! 

I’m surrounded by young female fitness professionals regularly at conferences and it’s refreshing to see them, and younger women in general, focused far more on strength and muscle building rather than fat burning by cardio (which is a recipe for disaster). 

Connect with Stacy: 


Your resource library needs this! Stacy’s newest book pub date was May 17th, 2022  Next Level: 



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Additional Resources: 

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Muscle-Preserving Protein: 


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