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Best Content of the Week
[Podcast] The Importance (and Power) of Imperfect Action — Jonathan Goodman, Ren Jones, and Carolina Belmares, the Online Trainer Show
One of the joys of listening to the first episode of the Online Trainer Show, the PTDC’s new podcast, is hearing the three cohosts laugh at their own inexperience and joke about how they’ve buried their previous attempts. (This is technically the third “season” of the PTDC’s podcast, but good luck finding seasons one and two in the archives.)
But there’s a message behind the misfires:
They aren’t just talking about imperfect action. They’re modeling it. They’re showing fitness and nutrition pros what it looks like to jump in before you’ve tested the waters. As Ren Jones says, “You can change almost any decision you make, but you can never get the time back you spent deliberating.”
Will you join in and play, or sit on the sidelines and watch?
— Dani Singer
Insulin Still Has an Undeserved Bad Reputation — James Krieger, Weightology
We all like a good story, one with clearly identified good guys and bad guys. When it comes to body fat, insulin has long been cast as the bad guy. Blaming insulin makes it easy to sell low-carb diets. No carbs, no insulin, no excess body fat. What could be simpler? James Krieger debunked that notion in 2010 in an epic seven-part series. The evidence is even stronger 10 years later, he writes: “You don’t need to manipulate your insulin levels through changes in your diet to lose body fat. Low-carb diets don’t work via lowering insulin levels, and the insulinemic effects of carbs are irrelevant to your body composition goals.”
— Shane McLean
Building Better Training Weeks — Mike Robertson
Mike Robertson has one of the best minds in strength and conditioning (along with one of the worst beards). In this short video, he shares simple programming considerations to balance work and recovery with the goal of helping your clients get more out of each workout.
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
Posted by Mike Doehla on Sunday, May 24, 2020
We’ve all been there. Whether it’s overeating, having one too many glasses of wine, or skipping a run to watch another episode of our new favorite show, we’re often our own worst influences. That’s why Mike Doehla says “just listen to your body” can be such misguided advice. It only works for someone who’s learned to differentiate between what their needs and what it simply wants to do at any random moment.
— Christina Abbey
Is There Anything Intuitive About Intuitive Eating? — Gabrielle Fundaro, Shannon Beer, Jeb Stuart Johnston, and Dean Guedo, Barbell Mesearch
Similar to the previous item, this podcast episode tackles the pros and cons of intuitive eating. It’s not as simple as using your “intuition.” It’s about rehabilitating your relationship with food by focusing on internal cues instead of external stimuli. They also touch on motivational interviewing and how to help the ambivalent client.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Article] Why Boosting Your Immune System Makes You Feel Sicker — Adam Bornstein, bornfitness.com
[Video] Your Mobility Is Affecting Your Stability — Kelly Starrett, The Ready State
[Social Media] The Law of Least Action — Max Shank
[Article] The Science of Developing Self-Control in Life — Darius Foroux, dariusforoux.com
[Podcast] Strength and Conditioning for Baseball — Eric Cressey, Tim Edmunds, Matt Goodwin, and Nate Harvey, Elite FTS