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Best Content of the Week

When we're caught up in the "daily grind" of training clients, it's easy to forget the importance of what we do and the difference it can make in people's lives. You know clients come to you not just because they want to lose weight or gain muscle—but because they have a deeper "why." This week's social media post from Nick Sorrell is a perfect reminder that we don't just write programs; we help change lives.

— Esther Avant

Best Article

The Non Glamorous Side of Personal Training -- Chris Cooper, Personal Care for Personal Trainers

Personal training can be a rewarding career but it's not without pitfalls—or what Chris Cooper refers to as the "non-glamorous" side of training. See if you can relate to the difficulties on this list and find out how Cooper deals with them. 

— Shane McLean


Best Video

Cardio vs. Weights: Which Is Better for Fat Loss? -- Helen Kollias, Precision Nutrition

Leave it to the crew at Precision Nutrition to settle an age-old debate in under seven minutes. Whether or not you feel strongly one way or the other, you'll want to listen to Helen Kollias's breakdown of the research and her conclusion regarding the best exercise for fat loss.

— Esther Avant


Best Social Media Post

Posted by Nick Sorrell on November 2, 2021

This week's best post is both a reminder of the importance of what you do as a trainer and a great example of a compelling story. You'll come away with a greater appreciation of yourself and your clients, and may be inspired to do some storytelling of your own. 

— Esther Avant

Best Podcast

All About Collagen Protein for Soft Tissue, Joints, and More -- Mike T. Nelson with guest Shiloah Fuller, Flex Diet

Collagen protein—the most abundant protein in the body—has been a hot topic in the supplement world for a few years now. Shiloah Fuller has been at the forefront of some fascinating studies on the topic, including research on Navy SEALs who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and concussions. In this episode, she discusses all things collagen and what the research reveals about dosing, timing, and the role of collagen and vitamin C.

— Mike Howard

More Great Fitness Content

American Health X -- Kevin Mullins, drjohnrusin.com

How to Separate Who You Are from What You Do -- Samantha Kellgren, Simply Well Coaching

3 Deadlift Variations to Improve Flexibility -- Tom Merrick

4 Lessons for New S&C Coaches -- Julia Eyre, White Lion Performance

The Ten Training Commandments -- Ben Bruno, @benbrunotraining

Sugarbonanza -- Brad Dieter, MI Take

Pain, Injuries, and Discovering Your Peak Performance -- Ryan Summers, Rebel Performance Radio