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Best Content of the Week
This week’s best fitness content starts off with you and developing your own writing confidence, courtesy of Shane McLean and Tony Gentilcore. Then we look at your clients, as Magali Ramirez talks hip thrusting for a bigger butt and Caleb Burgess explains misconceptions about anterior pelvic tilt and lower-back pain. Finally, we round off with John Berardi’s deep dive into how you and your clients must work together in order to avoid the messy pitfalls of a weight-loss journey.
— Dani Singer
Writing Confidence for Fit Pros — Shane McLean, tonygentilecore.com
We know one of the keys to standing out and getting clients is to write and write well. But a lot of fit pros feel it’s all been done before and they have nothing left to add to the conversation. But this is wrong according to Shane McLean and Tony Gentilcore. The world needs to hear what you have to say, and Tony and Shane give you the blueprint to do it.
— Shane McLean
Magali Ramirez is new to YouTube but not to helping her clients build some serious muscle. In this week’s best video, she explains how to do five hip-thrust variations (and the benefits of each), several of which would be perfect for clients who want to focus on building their glutes but may not have access to very heavy weights.
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
Posted by Caleb Burgess on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Anterior Pelvic Tilt: 1. It’s NOT abnormal 2. It’s NOT a diagnosis 3. It doesn’t cause low-back pain. This is what Dr. Caleb Burgess wants you to know. Dealing with discomfort or instability? The position might not be the problem. Instead, dig deeper. Investigate why the body is in that position. Check out this week’s best post of the week for more.
— Christina Abbey
The Problem with Weight Loss — The Dr. John Berardi Show
Dr. John Berardi takes an incredibly well thought-out and nuanced approach in this first of a three-part series on weight loss. The episode is thought-provoking and engaging—taking on every possible angle of weight, health, stigma, and the interplay between them. He leans into realms of implicit bias and cognitive traps that are easy to fall into—especially with fitness professionals. There are interviews spliced into the program that really add depth and breadth to the quality of the episode. This is persuasive and thought-provoking material that may have the power to change minds—or at the very least make you think deeply.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Article] How Much Exercise Variation Should You Use? — Christian Thibaudeau, Thibarmy.com
[Video] Lactate vs. Lactic Acid Explained — Matt Casturo, The Movement System
[Podcast] Weight Loss, Training, and the Menstrual Cycle — Simon Mitchell, Lean Life Radio
[Podcast] Philosophy of Mind — Michael Matthews, Muscle for Life
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