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When it comes to losing body fat, or achieving virtually any fitness or lifestyle oriented goal, many people fail, not because they are incapable or "lazy," but because they lack self compassion. They blame themselves when they make "mistakes," and deem themselves as hopeless failures. This self defeating mindset is preventing an abundance of people from attaining their ideal body composition, fitness level, health, and the lifestyle that they desire.

As coaches, it is extremely important that we help our clients foster their self compassion, and that we treat each individual as unique. Cookie cutter plans or coaching strategies do not work, nor do plans that fixate purely on calories, macronutrients, and other more technical details. Mindset matters. In fact, research has shown that people who were taught self compassion fared better with long term weight loss than individuals who did not work to develop their self compassion. Justin Kompf discusses just how important self compassion is, and how coaches can help their clients achieve a mindset that will be conducive to long term weight loss success.

General Health

Why You Should Train Your Breathing for Better Movement -- Dana Santas via Girls Gone Strong

4 Differences Between Training And Nutrition for Performance vs Appearance -- Ines Subashka

Can I Run With A Diastasis? -- Dr Sarah Duvall

Stop Squatting Through That Painful Hip Pinch! -- Andrew Millett via Dr John Rusin

Malnutrition Masquerading As Health; A Modern Problem -- Joy Victoria

Strength Training

Are Close Stance Squats Really More Quad-Dominant? -- Greg Nuckols

How To Build Muscle & Strength In ANY Rep Range -- Dr John Rusin

"Squat Like A Girl" -- Meg Julian via Tony Gentilcore

6 Push-Up Variations You've Never Tried -- Joel Seedman

There Is No Written Rule That You MUST Deadlift From The Floor. Here is A Fantastic Variation That Will Help Strengthen And Build Your Backside. -- Meghan Callaway

Fat Loss

Are We Missing The Caloric Forest For The Trees? -- Leigh Peele

Stop Trying To Hack Your Diet -- Brad Borland,

I Finally Broke Up With My Scale -- Neghar Fonooni


4 Things It’s Not Okay to Do as a Fitness Professional -- Travis Pollen

Gym Etiquette 101: Don’t Break These 29 Unwritten Rules -- Jim Bathurst, Nerd Fitness

The Three-Step Process For Personal Trainer Lead Generation -- Eric Bach

4 Limiting Beliefs Sabotaging Your Business Growth -- Jeff Stephens,