Dr Sullivan was an Emergency Medicine physician for 25 years before deciding to become a full-time strength coach. He works predominantly with older adults, and is a major force within the strength and fitness industry as an advocate of strength training as a ‘medicine’.

A diverse and varied career, he was previously in the Marine Corps, an associate professor of EM, a PhD, a science fiction writer, and physiologist.

He joins me today to delve into why barbell and strength training is a potent medicine, perhaps even an antidote, against decrepitude and ‘human apoptosis’. We hear about clients in their 90’s deadlifting, how we can fight against the entropy of ageing, and how we can ‘prescribe’ barbell training as a medicine.

Clinicians stand up and take notice. This man is prescribing his clients with a more powerful prescription than you may realise.

His gym: www.greysteel.org

His book (co-authored with Andy Baker): ‘The Barbell Prescription’ is available at Amazon.

His youtube channel: Greysteel

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