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Best Content of the Week

This week's best content covers a wide range of topics:

  • An article about why the people closest to our clients are most likely to undermine them.
  • A video about how to incorporate weightlifting in a powerlifting program.
  • A social media post explaining what sciatica is and how to improve the condition.
  • A podcast on how to stay productive while working from home—a challenge that won't go away anytime soon.

— Esther Avant

Best Article

How Your Clients Are Undermined by Their Friends and Family -- Alex McBrairty, tonygentilcore.com

Your clients, with your support, are primed to crush their health goals. They're training hard, paying attention to how they eat, and feeling great. Then they go out to dinner with friends or family, and the questions and comments begin. Why are they drinking water instead of a cocktail? Why a salad instead of fries? Why salmon instead of a steak? They might not mean to be unsupportive, but the microaggressions do add up.

Alex McBrairty explains why this behavior is hard-wired, and what your clients can do to resist this common form of sabotage. 

— Shane McLean

Best Video

SuperTotal Training - Adding Weightlifting for Powerlifters -- Max Aita, Juggernaut Training Systems

Powerlifting and Olympic lifting both involve moving a heavy barbell, and if you or your clients are interested in one, it makes sense that you might also be interested in the other. Max Aita explains how to combine the two disciplines in the same program without losing strength, and offers a sample program to get you started.

— Esther Avant

Best Social Media Post


Posted by Jen Esquer on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Physical therapist Jen Esquer's Instagram account is filled with advice for combating the common aches and pains you or your clients may experience. This one addresses sciatica—what it is, why you should be cautious with any client who has it, and what you can do that might help without making it worse. But don't stop with one post. You'll want to follow the page and refer back to it often. 

— Christina Abbey

Best Podcast

The Art of Remote Work: How to Stay Productive While Working From Home -- Ted Ryce with guest Nishadi Ranasinghe, Legendary Life 

Even though we're more separated from each other than ever before, most of us have one thing in common: figuring out how to work from home. It's especially stressful when we have kids taking remote classes while we're trying to do our own jobs. Podcast guest Nishadi Ranasinghe offers advice on how to stay focused and why you should think about managing energy instead of time. She also has some meditation tips for beginners.

— Mike Howard

More Great Fitness Content 

Get Better Results on Instagram: 10 Common-Sense Tricks that Are Often Overlooked -- Meghan Callaway, meghancallawayfitness.com 

How to Write a Full-Body Strength Workout -- Anders Varner, Barbell Shrugged

Writing Like a Pro to Influence and Build Your Business -- Luka Hocevar with guest Nate Green, Vigor Life 

The "Eating for Two" Myth -- Girls Gone Strong