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Best Content of the Week
There are two schools of thought when it comes to weight loss. One approach is to focus strictly on the numbers (calories, macros) and treat the process like a math equation. The other is to focus on the healthy habits that lead to the ideal numbers. There is no “right” answer, but both approaches have their pros and cons. Specifically, it’s a question of speed vs. sustainability.
The speed element is one that I neglected early in my coaching career. This was a mistake, as I soon learned it negatively affected clients’ motivation early in the process—right when they needed it most. Be sure to check out this week’s social media post by Aadam Ali for a clear breakdown of how to find the right balance for your clients.
— Dani Singer
The 5-Step Method That Turns “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing!” into a Coaching Superpower — Alisa Bowman, Precision Nutrition
No matter how experienced (or inexperienced) you are, you will suffer from self-doubt. You will not know all the answers when your clients’ progress stalls. Here PN shares five tools to stress-test your knowledge when you’re feeling unsure, to help you determine the best next steps for your clients.
— Shane McLean
Training in the Heat | Hydration, Cardiovascular Adaptation, and Heat Acclimatization — Matt Casturo, The Movement System
Between gyms still being closed—or out of business—due to the pandemic, and the excitement to be able to travel, I think more people than ever are going to be exercising outside this year. Whether you’ll be training your own clients outdoors or just want to prepare them for safe exercise while they’re away this summer, this week’s video from Matt Casturo has you covered. In just 10 minutes, he covers both the science of training in the heat and practical tips for how to do so safely.
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
Posted by Aadam Ali on June 15, 2021
Aadam Ali of Physiqonomics dominates the Instagram infographic game. He has racked up almost 70,000 followers and for good reason. This week, Ali breaks down weight-loss rules and why following general guidelines may not be the best plan. Be sure to take a look through the rest of his educational and well put together posts.
— Christina Abbey
Social Media, Fantasy Fitness (and More) with Dan John — Marianne Kane, Equipped with Strength
Dan John has a knack for uncomplicating things. In this highly engaging conversation, John discusses everything from the destructive aspects of social media to how he is helping pave the way for stronger women in the industry. He shares stories from his storied career as a coach, author, and mentor; the importance of “what’s next”; and how to plan for “if things don’t go your way.” He makes an argument for “vanity” training and even delves into how faith and spirituality are interwoven into the physical and mental wellbeing sphere.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Article] Exercise Variety and Hypertrophy: What the Science Says — Christian Finn, Muscle Evo
[Podcast] Stay in the Effort: With Mario Tomic — Brad Dieter, MI Take Podcast
[Podcast] How to Recover After Overeating — @cartergood