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Best Content of the Week
Social media is a double-edged sword. It’s easier than ever to connect with people who relate to you, but being honest and vulnerable can be hard when you feel like everyone else is showing a highlight reel.
Jason Leenaarts is doing his part to be completely open with his audience, and he has helped who knows how many people feel a little less alone in their struggles with addiction. Whether you or someone you know has struggled with addiction, this week’s best article by Leenaarts can help.
The Road Out of Hell — Jason Leenaarts, Revolution Fitness and Therapy
How honest should you be with your audience? When producing content for current and potential clients, it helps to be relatable and show you’re human too. Nobody does this better than Jason Leenaarts. While he usually puts his clients front and center, in this article, he’s highlighting his personal struggles in an incredibly powerful masterclass in honesty.
— Shane McLean
What You Need to Know About the B-Stance — Sohee Lee
Sohee Lee has a gift for explaining exercise, nutrition, and behavior change topics in an easy-to-understand way. In this week’s video, she’s breaking down the “B-stance”: what it is, the benefits, how to do it properly, and more. If you have clients who struggle with balance or you’re just looking for some new ways to get variety in your programming without straying too far from the basics, B-stance exercises are a great option.
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
Posted by Shana Minei Spence on May 13, 2021
What does “clean” even mean in terms of food and dieting? In this week’s best post, Shana Minei Spence dives into the different interpretations of clean eating and shares her thoughts.
— Christina Abbey
How to Gain and Cut with an Adaptive Metabolism — Steve Hall with Menno Henselmans, The Revive Stronger Podcast
Menno Henselmans shares his wealth of knowledge on a wide variety of topics in a Q and A format. He offers some fascinating takes on training women vs men, when to add more volume, protein recommendations, gut-irritating foods, and strategies for dealing with hunger. Henselmans also talks about being more and less adaptive to calorie needs—either when trying to lean out or bulk up. Beginner and seasoned fit pros alike will get value from this interview.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Article] Normalizing the Discussion Around the Female Athlete Menstrual Cycle — Erica Suter, ericasuter.com
[Video] How to Use a Weightlifting Belt (IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK) — Aaron Horschig, Squat University
[Video] Doing Proper Planks and Plank Progressions — Jen Esquer, DocJenFit
[Social Media] Weight Gain for Lifters: How to Bulk Effectively — Dan Feldman @powerlifterdietician, Instagram
[Podcast] Strong Mom, Powerlifting and the World’s Longest Deadlift — Chris Kershaw with Sumi Singh, The Heavy Metal Strength Coach Podcast