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Best Content of the Week

There's both an art and a science to training, and this week's best content highlights the nuance in what we do. If your client is nailing their workouts but not progressing, Mike Israetel's 8 troubleshooting tips (in this week's best video) can help. Angie Asche's social media post reminds us that nutrition plans should be periodized, too. And Jen Campbell opens up on Marianne Kane's podcast about how she balances weight-loss goals with loving herself the way she is. In this week's best article, Adam Bornstein points out that telling clients what to avoid—like cleanses and grocery shopping while hungry—can give them the small, actionable steps they need to progress.

— Esther Avant

Best Article

The Fitness Not-to-Do List -- Adam Bornstein, Born Fitness

More isn't always better. In fact, as Adam Bornstein explains, when it comes to your health it's not what you add, but what you take away that matters. Click the link to discover the 14 things to tell your clients to not do.

— Shane McLean


Best Video

Troubleshooting Lack of Progress -- Mike Israetel, Renaissance Periodization

Nothing is more frustrating than when you can't get results for your client—especially when the client seems to be doing everything right. This week's best video from Mike Israetel reveals 8 troubleshooting tips to help you pinpoint the problem, so you can get good results for your client. (My guess is #3 is at the root of a lot of issues this year!)

— Esther Avant


Best Social Media Post

Posted by Angie Asche on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Just like training programs, nutrition plans can—and should—be periodized. This post by Angie Asche encourages nutrition periodization to optimize exercise performance and body composition.

— Christina Abbey

Best Podcast

The Messy Middle of Weight Loss -- Marianne Kane with guest Jen Campbell, Equipped with Strength

Jen Campbell provides her insights and advice on finding the middle ground between weight loss and body positivity. Advocating for personal responsibility, resilience, and embracing fluctuations, Campbell shares her journey, having three babies in four years, practicing the keto diet for a decade, and fluctuating between being overly strict and overly lax. Understanding balance became her secret sauce, and it's how she approaches coaching.

— Mike Howard

More Great Fitness Content 

Should You Have Protein After Your Workout? -- Aadam Ali, Physiqonomics

How to Fix Rounded Shoulders -- Jen Esquer and Domenic Fraboni

Wide-Grip vs Close-Grip Bench -- Jacob Wilson, MusclePhD

Working on Body Image -- Shannon Beer, Consilience

How We're Coping One Year into the Pandemic -- Kim Mills with guest Vaile Wright, Speaking of Psychology