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Best Content of the Week

This week we’re following Mike Robertson’s CAR approach.

We've got the "C" covered with this week's podcast, which helps you build a “connection” with each of your clients—including those who come from different backgrounds and experiences than you do. Just take it from fitness-industry veteran Sumi Singh, an Indian-American single mother, who will help you see the similarities among us all.

On the "R" (results) front, we're covering both ends of the programming spectrum, from Jasmine Braxton's simple breakdown of basic periodization strategies to Chad Wesley Smith's more advanced deep dive into using variation as a fatigue-management strategy for powerlifting athletes.

If you want some "A" (accountability), share this list on your social media channels, and please tag us!

— Esther Avant

Best Article

The CAR Approach to Client Success -- Mike Robertson, Robertson Training Systems

While the way we deliver coaching may have changed due to COVID, building blocks for client success have not. Mike Robertson's CAR blueprint will help you focus on what matters: connection, accountability, and results.

— Shane McLean


Best Video

Utilizing Variation for Fatigue Management -- Chad Wesley Smith, Juggernaut Training Systems

If you have powerlifting clients, or clients with goals to get really strong, you know that managing fatigue is a top priority. This video is a deep dive into what causes fatigue and how exercise selection can play a role in mitigating it.

— Esther Avant


Best Social Media Post

Posted by Jasmine Braxton on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

If you want to help your clients reach their goals, periodization is a must. But a lot of trainers overlook this crucial component in their programming. If that's you, Jasmine recommends you put down the clipboard and read this post. In it, she simplifies three approaches to periodization that you can start working into your programming right away. 

— Christina Abbey

Best Podcast

Fitness During Motherhood: Overcoming Physical and Cultural Barriers -- Devansh Shah with guest Sumi Singh, The Fit Geek Show

Managing single motherhood while working and trying to keep fit is no easy task. Sumi Singh, a 20-year fitness-industry veteran, shares her experience with us, specifically focusing on cultural nuances of navigating Indian cuisine, positive role modeling for our children, embracing help, and doing the best you can with limited time and energy. Sumi also dispels common myths still prevalent in Indian fitness circles.

— Mike Howard

More Great Fitness Content 

A Foolproof Plan for Starting an Exercise Program -- Shane McLean, tonygentilcore.com

Choosing the Hard Right in Youth Sports -- John O'Sullivan, Changing the Game Project

Understanding Different Types of Research -- Layne Norton

Websites Don't Get You Clients -- Ryann Dowdy, Uncensored Sales

Diet Lies and Weight-Loss Truths -- Jason Leenaarts with guest Melody Schoenfeld, Revolutionary You

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