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Best Content of the Week
[Article] The Risks of Returning to Training — Jason Eure, Stronger by Science
Your gym will probably reopen soon, if it hasn’t already. It’s a day you’ve been looking forward to for a long time. But be prepared: Reopening will bring a unique set of challenges.
For example, many serious lifters can’t remember the last time they took a week off from training. They’re now returning to the iron after months away.
You need to understand how to do all this safely—not just for your clients’ workouts, but for yours. As much as we like to think our kinesiology degrees and personal trainer certifications give us superpowers, they don’t make us invincible.
Jason Eure’s article is an important reminder that we have just as much injury risk as anyone else. And as trainers, our injuries also carry a financial risk.
Enjoy your workouts. Be smart. Be safe.
— Dani Singer
Perfectionism, Excellence, Self-Kindness, and Self-Compassion — Josh Hillis, OTP Books
When people start a new diet or training routine, they try to be perfect. Anything less is a fail. A donut or a missed training day can send them into a spiral. Rather than seeking perfection, Josh Hillis says, you should strive for excellence: practicing, making mistakes, and practicing more. Doesn’t that sound better than quitting?
— Shane McLean
Tis the season for core work. If you haven’t increased your own, you’ve probably noticed increasing interest from your clients as they scramble to make up for lost time and get beach ready. But just because your clients are serious about it doesn’t mean you can’t have some laughs while learning how to do it more effectively, as you’ll see in this week’s top video.
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
Posted by Krista Scott-Dixon on Tuesday, June 9, 2020
“Just stick to nutrition.” You’ve probably heard to comments like this if you or your company spoke out about today’s urgent social issues. But, as Krista Scott-Dixon explains, “Health is multidimensional and interconnected.” Effective coaching requires a holistic approach.
— Christina Abbey
How to Be Happy in Life and Work: Stop Trying So Hard — Edward Slingerland and Ted Ryce, Legendary Life
Edward Slingerland delves deep into the neuroscience of high performance, effortless action, and getting unstuck, using a blend of modern brain science and ancient Chinese philosophy. He discusses cognitive vs. lateral thinking tasks, how to be genuinely likable, barriers to success, and how we get in our own way.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Article] Impact of Dairy on Disease Risk and Health — Alan Flanagan, Sigma Nutrition
[Video] How Jacked People Can Do the Splits — Jon Call and Nick English, BarBend
[Podcast] Why It’s Important to Connect with Honesty About Weight Loss — Amanda Valentine and Heather Robertson, Half Size Me
[Social Media] Coaches: Take Responsibility for Your Programs! — Kevin Larrabee
[Article] The Words We Use Matter. Again. — Tony Gentilcore, tonygentilcore.com