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Best Content of the Week
Just in time for the holidays, this week’s content covers multiple facets of fat loss and weight control.
Calvin Huynh’s article explains the science of appetite and offers strategies to minimize the inevitability of hunger while restricting calories. Aadam Ali’s Instagram post debunks the myth that diet soda causes insulin spikes and leads to weight gain. Heather Robertson’s podcast helps you troubleshoot your clients’ meal-planning challenges. And on the fitness side, we have a full-length workshop from OPEX Fitness showing you how to effectively program and progress interval training.
— Esther Avant
How to Dominate Your Hunger Like an Almighty Weight-Loss Emperor — Calvin Huynh, Awesome Fitness Science
How often has a fat-loss client told you she “slipped up” on her diet because she was hungry? How your clients deal with hunger determines their success or failure. This comprehensive article by Calvin Huynh will help you understand the myriad factors that determine hunger and how to help your clients manage it.
— Shane McLean
Programming and Progressing Interval Training — James FitzGerald, Carl Hardwick, and Georgia Smith, OPEX Fitness
In-person seminars aren’t on the table right now, so we have to settle for the next-best thing: continuing education brought to our living rooms. In this 90-minute workshop, the crew at OPEX Fitness show you how to program interval training so it’s more than a mashup of random exercises at the end of a workout. They explain the science and how to use it to get results for your clients.
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
Do Diet Drinks “Trick” Your Body into Storing Fat? — Aadam Ali on Instagram
If you’ve never witnessed an internet feud about the effect of artificial sweeteners on body fat, or perhaps even participated in one, consider yourself lucky. Because on the basis of evidence, there’s really no argument.
Aadam Ali is one of the best in the fitness industry at explaining complex, controversial topics, which is why we chose one of his articles as the best of 2019. In this post, he needs just seven slides to demolish the popular but unsupported idea that noncaloric beverages somehow make people gain weight.
— Christina Abbey
How to Overcome Struggles With Meal Planning — Heather Robertson, Half-Size Me
In this poignant episode, Heather Robertson illustrates the challenges of meal planning by sharing the story of a client who tragically lost her husband and became the sole caretaker of a child with autism. She emphasizes the importance of deliberate maintenance phases and offers practical tips on how to cook for picky eaters. This is an episode you’ll want to share with any clients who struggle to plan meals for themselves and their families.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Article] How to Effectively Screen the Squat — Michael Mash, tonygentilcore.com
[Article] The Eight Best Ways to Get Back on Track With Fitness — Tom Venuto, Burn the Fat
[Video] Using Eccentric and Concentric Exercises in Training — Julia Eyre, White Lion Performance
[Podcast] Cortisol, Hydration, Anti-Nutrients, and Deadlift Recovery — Greg Nuckols and Eric Trexler, Stronger by Science