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Best Content of the Week

Can you be both fat and fit?

There are two conversations happening on the topic. The first is about compassion. The second is about science. Both elements are important for effective coaching. Without care, your clients won't want change. Without science, your clients will make the wrong changes.

Check out the science on metabolically healthy obesity in this week's top social media post from Joey Munoz.

—Dani Singer

Best Article

What You Deserve from a Business Coach -- Justin Hanover, Fitness Revolution

I get dozens and dozens of friend requests from "business coaches" each week. You might too. Due to the rise of smaller studios, tons of coaches are now opening their own gyms—and plenty of fresh-faced business coaches think they can help. But can they, really? If you're thinking about hiring a business coach, this is what you deserve from them.

— Shane McLean


Best Video

Metabolic Adaptation: What Does the Science Actually Say? -- Ben Carpenter

If you want to get clear on what metabolic adaptation is and isn't, this eight-minute video from Ben Carpenter will save you hours of research. In it, he addresses the big studies you've likely heard of (Minnesota Starvation Experiment and The Biggest Loser trial) as well as research that paints a bit of a different picture. This overview will help you explain a complex topic to clients who are likely misunderstanding the term "metabolic adaptation."


— Esther Avant


Best Social Media Post

Posted by Joey Munoz on July 28, 2021

In this week's best post, Joey Munoz dives into the data to answer the question "Is it possible to be overweight/obese yet still be perfectly fine in terms of health?" The conclusion might surprise you. The risk of mortality among these individuals was still higher despite the absence of abnormal metabolic health. How? Check out the post to learn more!

— Christina Abbey

Best Podcast

The Year of Recognizing True Accomplishments: With Lee Boyce -- Chris Liddle with guest Lee Boyce, The Lifestyle Chase

Lee Boyce has carved out an excellent career in the industry as a strength coach, presenter, and writer. He and host Chris Liddle chat about Boyce's career trajectory, how he pivoted in 2020, and how he hones his writing craft. His matter-of-fact yet humble approach to both long-form writing and social media has earned him respect across the industry and recognition from the lay public. He talks about the value of in-person conferences—both as a participant and a presenter. He believes in engagement and interaction. Boyce believes in being the absolute best at teaching the basics and continues to write to stay ahead. Fitness pros and coaches will find Lee's career inspiring in terms of what you can accomplish with hustle and a thirst for learning.

— Mike Howard

More Great Fitness Content 

Are Partial Lifts Only for Partial Results? -- Christian Thibaudeau, Thibarmy

Pass the C.S.C.S. w/ These 3 Studying Tips -- BaRack Little, Show Up Fitness

Is Bulking and Cutting a Good Strategy? -- Austin Baraki, M.D., and Jordan Feigenbaum, M.D., Barbell Medicine

Fitness and Nutrition Tips for Travel -- Nick and Laurie Shaw, RP Strength

Skills for Stress/Emotional/Bored Eating -- Andrew Coates with guest Josh Hillis, Lift Free and Diet Hard