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Best Content of the Week
In our fitness journeys, and those of our clients, we have a tendency to hold ourselves back. Whether it’s downplaying our progress, avoiding certain movements due to age, or letting fear dictate our business practices—these are all habits that the successful fit pro learns to overcome.
In this week’s Best Fitness Content, you’ll learn how to challenge certain “rules” that may be hindering your full potential.
— Dani Singer
5 Things I Learned from My Most Difficult Personal Training Clients — Tony Gentilcore, the PTDC
Difficult clients, we have all had them. Sometimes we handle it well and sometimes we don’t. You will not get along will all of your clients but as Tony Gentilcore explains there are methods to use to get the best out of them and to stop their bad behavior in its tracks.
— Shane McLean
Best Method for Developing Vertical Jump (Modified Triphasic) — Chris Barnard, Overtime Athletes
If you work with athletes for whom jumping is important, this video and the others in Chris Barnard’s vertical jump series are a must-watch. Learn from Chris’s years of experience helping clients develop elite jumps to help yours do the same.
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
Posted by Esther Avant on Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Who is guilty of this? Do you catch yourself downplaying your accomplishments, whether they’re fitness-related, professional, or personal? Do you catch those around you downplaying their wins? Esther says “the only thing it does is reduce the joy you experience from something you should be celebrating.” Celebrate all the small wins along the way.
— Christina Abbey
Osteoarthritis, Movement Optimism and Dumb Fitness Rules: With Greg Lehman — Marianne Kane, Equipped with Strength Podcast
Having joint deterioration makes us human. It’s as normal as aging itself. Lehman takes us through the nuts and bolts of “wear and tear” arthritis. He espouses what he calls “movement optimism” in the face of a medical model being overly cautious with exercise. Some pain is to be expected, and we are generally a pain-averse society. Lehman unpacks some questions about whether or not weight affects joint pain, sensitivity vs. damage, when biomechanics matter, “dumb” rules people still subscribe to, and what to tell someone who’s afraid to get started.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Article] How to Nap Like a Pro for Enhanced Recovery — David Rosales, Roman Fitness Systems
[Video] Principles of Strength Training — Mike Tyler
[Social Media] Should You Take a Diet Break? — @physiqonomics
[Podcast] My Most Genius Health and Fitness Strategies — Jordan Syatt