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The Top Article of the Week

8 Easy Strategies for Working with Difficult Clients -- Craig Weller, Precision Nutrition


In order to be the best possible coach for your clients, you need to have an understanding of which approach to take with different types of client; the ones that hate their plan, the ones who always have an excuse, the ones that won't stick to the meal plan you worked so hard on for them.

Only, it's probably your fault, not theirs. The most optimal, effective exercise and nutrition protocol in the world is only as effective as how easily a client can adhere to it. If they can't stick with it, they won't get results. It's up to us as coaches to learn which strategy we should apply in different circumstances, with different people.

This week's top pick from Precision Nutrition examines 8 'difficult client' scenarios, and gives examples of how you could best deal with each one.


Strength Training

Power versus Strength for General Population Clients -- Eric Bach, thePTDC.com

5 Coaching Cues to Immediately Improve Basic Movements -- Dean Somerset

Does "Feel" Matter with Core Stability Exercises? -- Eric Cressey

Strength Training vs. Corrective Exercise: Which Rules? -- Dr. Evan Osar, DeanSomerset.com

6 Steps to Becoming the Bro With the Biggest Bench -- Chet Morjaria, Breaking Muscle



How Much Protein Do You Need To Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Maintain An Athletic Body? -- JC Deen

How To Know If Your Nutrition Plan Is Legit -- Kristen Perillo

Aspartame: Good or Bad? -- Atli Arnarson, Authority Nutrition

11 Protein Myths Shattered -- Mike Vacanti


General Health

Fit Pros: No One Gives a Damn About Your Pub Med References -- Mike Samuels

5 Reasons Why Experiencing Your Business Can Improve Your Business -- Pete Dupuis

Bro, Do You Even Floss? -- Neghar Fonooni

Exposed: "Fitness Pictures" Are Fake! -- Jason Helmes

Understanding Bulimia and Escaping Hell -- Nick Sorrell



'Lean Gains' : Fact Or Fitness Fiction -- Adam Ali

Stage Ready Myth -- Eric Weinbrenner, JMax Fitness

How To Gain Weight -- Krissy Kendall and Cassie Smith, bodybuilding.com

5 Rules To Build Strength And Size -- Charles Staley

5 Awesome Glute Exercises You Aren't Doing...YET -- Jen Comas, GGS


Fat Loss

Really-Low-Fat vs Somewhat-Lower-Carb -- A Nuanced Analysis -- Kamal Patel

Five Factors of Fat Loss Failure -- Rob Zand, Shredded by Science

Carbs vs. fat: the final answer? -- Menno Henselmans

Guest Post: Dr. Kevin Hall Asks Is The Carbohydrate-Insulin Theory Dead? -- Dr. Kevin Hall, Weighty Matters