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Best Content of the Week

Understanding human nature is important in coaching—so you can better influence behavior and help your clients get great results. Check out Daniel Harrod's piece on Future You to gain insight into why people decide to start exercising or dieting "tomorrow," so you can help your clients make healthier choices today. What else you'll learn this week: Why your clients are gaining weight, why diets fail, and whether drinking any amount of alcohol is ever healthy.

— Dani Singer

Best Article

Why “Future You” Sucks -- Daniel Harrod, Roman Fitness Systems

When you put things off to your Future Self, it lets your Present Self off the hook. Just one problem: Your Future Self is still YOU. In this article, Daniel Harrod shares five tricks to help you stop procrastinating—so your Present Self can get stuff done.

— Shane McLean


Best Video

6 Reasons You Are Gaining Weight with Exercise (Hint: It's Not Fat!) -- Shane Hubbard

Most of us have had new clients freak out over the number on the scale in their first week or so of training. This 7-minute video from Shane Hubbard may help you calm them down. In it, he reveals six of the most common reasons the scale might go up even though your client is exercising and why it's nothing to worry about.

— Esther Avant


Best Social Media Post

Posted by Ben Carpenter on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Coaching your clients to consider behavior goals rather than outcome goals can improve adherence and stop the crash-diet cycle. In this post, Ben contrasts a weight-focused method with a health-focused one. So you can encourage your clients to have a healthier relationship with food.

— Christina Abbey

Best Podcast

Alcohol and Health: Is Zero Better Than Some? -- Danny Lennon and Alan Flanagan, Sigma Nutrition Radio

Alan Flanagan tells you everything you need to know about alcohol and your health—scouring the research, scrutinizing the methodology of the studies, and teasing out actionable recommendations for you and your clients.

— Mike Howard

More Great Fitness Content 

Mindfulness and Fat Loss: A Guide for the Easily Distracted -- Mike Howard, Burn the Fat Blog

5 Ways to Improve Your Programming -- Jason Brown, Elite FTS

Fix Your Pull Ups with Scapula Pull Ups -- Tim Keeley, Physio Rehab

Eating for Hypertrophy -- Andy Galpin

Past/Future Selves and Intrinsic Values -- Simone Collins and Spencer Greenberg, Clearer Thinking Podcast