Wendy McGuff trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio to become a registered dental hygienist. She worked in the field of dental hygiene full and part-time. After moving to Seneca, South Carolina, Wendy attended Clemson University and received a Bachelor of Arts majoring in history. She worked for a local historic foundation until her kids came along. After she had her children, Wendy continued to work part-time in dental hygiene. Most recently, she has been a full-time home maker and support staff to two teenage children and of course, to Doug.
Doug and Wendy met shortly after I Wendy turned 17 and have enjoyed a shared interest in physical fitness, health, and longevity. Many of their first dates consisted of playing tennis and lifting weights at Olympic Gym in San Antonio (Surprise, surprise!). At the time that they met, Wendy was a life guard and water safety instructor. Her love of physical activity has been life long.
Wendy McGuff is an inspiration. I’m very excited to bring you this experimental episode! This episode was co-hosted with my girlfriend, Aisling Clifford. Ash joins me to not only charm you all with her delightful Irish accent, but to ask Wendy pertinent questions from a female point-of-view about all things strength training, diet, pregnancy, relationships, mansplaining, etc.
You can reach Aisling at: aislingc86[at]gmail[dot]com and Ash Cooks Slow Carb
At 53-years-old, Wendy is in excellent physical condition! Check out her exercise videos on Instagram:
- Big-4 workout
- Shoulder shrugs on the MedX
- Chest press
- Negative chin-ups
- Barbell squat
- Barbell bent-over row
- Goblet squats
In this episode we cover:
- Wendy’s exercise regime:
- Exercise selection
- Extra activity
- Wendy’s diet:
- How it’s changed over the years
- How she manages junk food
- A typical day
- Women and weight lifting myths
- Strength training and pregnancy
- How to deal with mansplaining
- How to cultivate a long-lasting relationship
- And much more!
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Interested in learning from one of the smartest minds in exercise, Dr Doug McGuff? – Listen to Part 1 below (and click for Part 2 and Part 3). In Part 1: Doug explains HIT, his involvement in The 4-Hour Body, how to win obstacle races, and much, much more (stream below or right-click here to download):
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- How does Wendy motivate herself to workout? [06:35]
- Wendy’s current routine [08:45]
- Wendy’s workout frequency [11:35]
- Wendy’s supplemental physical activity [14:00]
- How does Wendy manage her day and schedule her workouts? [15:55]
- How Wendy’s diet has evolved [18:00]
- Wendy’s typical day’s eating [23:50]
- Does the McGuff family eat cheat meals/junk food? [26:20]
- How genetics and age have played a role in Wendy’s physical conditioning [31:10]
- Wendy’s best relationship advice [33:00]
- How has Doug’s fame affected their relationship and household? [35:00]
- Weight lifting myths [38:40]
- HIT and longevity [42:45]
- Did Wendy strength train during pregnancy? [44:45]
- Wendy’s advice to women on how to cultivate good health [50:15]
- How do Wendy and Doug schedule time and spend that time together? [56:15]
- Wendy’s advice to her younger self [57:35]
- The first 90-minutes of Wendy’s day [59:10]
- Bad exercise advice that Wendy hears often [1:00:16]
- How does Wendy deal with criticism from other women regarding her exercise regimen? [1:02:50]
- Wendy’s relationship with Arthur Jones [1:05:30]
- How to deal with weight training skeptics and mansplaining [1:07:32]
- What is Wendy really not very good at? [1:10:51]
- Books Wendy has recently read [1:12:30]
- Best way to find out more about Wendy [1:15:00]
Selected Links from the Episode
- Body By Science by Dr Doug McGuff and John R. Little (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- Ultimate Exercise Personal Weight Training
- The Slow Carb Diet
- Intermittent Fasting
- The Primal Prescription: Surviving The “Sick Care” Sinkhole (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- RuPaul’s Drag Race
- Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- The Good Wife
- Weight Watchers
- The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel (Amazon US / Amazon UK)
- Wendy’s negative-only chin-ups