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Best Content of the Week
Over the past year, we’ve all been having the same conversation: How do we, as personal trainers and gym owners, adapt to a COVID world?
This week, we finally start having the next discussion: How do we adapt to a post-COVID world?
Make sure to check out the discussion with Alwyn Cosgrove and Michael Keeler, in this week’s best fitness podcast!
Metabolic Adaptation to Weight Loss and How to Fix It — Tom Venuto, Burn the Fat Blog
There’s a difference between metabolic damage and metabolic adaptations, as Tom Venuto explains in this week’s best article. People think they stop progressing or they cannot lose weight because their metabolism is damaged when most likely it’s just adapted. This article will explain the difference between the two and seven strategies to reignite your fat loss.
— Shane McLean
Warm Up Sets vs. Working Sets, Body Recomposition, & more — Astrid Naranjo with Paul Carter
You can treat this week’s video as you would a podcast and pop it on while you go for a walk. The conversation between Astrid and Paul covers everything from how he found himself writing for a living, to periodization concepts, to dieting approaches. It’s a great mix of science, personal experience, and dialogue between the two of them.
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
Posted by Luke Tulloch on May 14, 2021
Is your money going to waste? If it’s going toward every supplement under the sun, probably. Americans spend over $32 billion on supplements each year. While some may provide aid to reduce specific deficiencies, we have reason to believe that most are a product of fake promises and backless claims. Check out this week’s best post by Luke Tulloch on the 5 ways supplements suck.
— Christina Abbey
Predictions for a Post-Covid Training Gym Industry: With Alwyn Cosgrove — Michael Keeler: Business for Unicorns Podcast
Fitness industry legend Alwyn Cosgrove runs us through some wisdom of navigating uncertainty in the world of fitness. As a gym owner, presenter, and online coaching provider, Cosgrove stresses diversifying, finding ways to successfully hybrid-ize programming, and building amazing systems for consistency. He suggests that people will be back in gyms, but expects we will have to be accustomed to less traffic. He stresses hiring staff with excellent consistency in delivering service so that client experience is always top priority and other staff can take over seamlessly for any departing coach.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Article] You Aren’t Training Hard Enough (and How to Fix It) — Allan Bacon, Maui Athletics
[Video] Training Clients with High Blood Pressure — Jeff Payne, Sorta Healthy
[Video] Speed Training: How the Anaerobic Speed Reserve Works — Julia Eyre, White Lion Performance
[Social Media] Your Gym Does Not “Take” Rent Off You — Mark Coles, @markcolesm10, Instagram
[Podcast] Growth and Abundance Mindsets: With Sarah Ashman — Andrew Coates: Lift Free and Diet Hard