Syatt Fitness: The Week in Review (10/26/2014)

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5 Essential Components of the Ultimate Pre-Workout Meal via Syatt Fitness

1 CRUCIAL Nutrition Lesson

Earlier this week I was speaking with my nutrition coaching client, Monique, who has lost over 20lbs in the past 12-weeks and is making truly extraordinary progress.

During our conversation she made note of something extremely important that I’ve found most people completely overlook when examining their rate of progress.

Here’s what she said:

“It was a HUGE hurdle for me to get back on track after our Thanksgiving weekend.  In the past, once I went off the tracking, I couldn’t seem to get back on so that was essentially the end of it.  It was a bit of a struggle the first week after but I did eventually get it back on track.  That’s a bigger accomplishment for me then what I’ve lost so far!  :-)”

See what happened?

In the past, Monique, like most people, had trouble getting back on track after Thanksgiving and other holidays of the sort.

Totally normal and one of the biggest struggles people have around this time of year.

This time, though, she made it through the holiday, got right back on track, and started making progress immediately. 

The best part?

She saw and recognized this as a success!

While most people solely gauge success by the number on the scale or something of the sort, Monique was able to recognize this new HABIT as a success.

And as a nutrition coach, I care much more about helping people create effective and sustainable habits rather than simply focusing on the scale or other similar measurements. 

Habits build success.

Remember that.

Coaches! This Training Modification is Killing Your Results

Many coaches and fitness enthusiasts have a problem.

A big problem.

A big problem that, despite their hard work and effort, absolutely kills their results because they keep getting in their own way.

The problem?

They think they’re different.

They think they can do more, train more, and handle more stress than they really can.

This mindset leads to a host of problems, not least of which includes a common training modification that halts their progress completely.

In this weeks’ short episode of The Angry Coaches, Adam Pine and I discuss this modification in detail, why it’s an issue, and how to avoid it.

My Training Log

A week filled with both good and not-so-good training sessions, I discussed a variety of topics and provided you with a host information regarding my current training cycle in each log below.

Squat & Deadlift Workout

Bench Press Workout

Squat & Deadlift Workout

Recommended Reading

  1. Over 35? You’re Screwed via Bryan Krahn
  2. Examine Research Digest via 
  3. What Actually Reading that Fast vs. Slow Weight Loss Study Taught Me via Yoni Freedhoff 
  4. 5 Essential Components of the Ultimate Pre-Workout Meal via Syatt Fitness
  5. 7 Ways to Make Your Strength Training Programs More Efficient via Eric Cressey
  6. 20 Ways to Train Smarter via Bret Contreras
  7. Troubleshooting the Deadlift via Justin Kompf
  8. Quick Guide to Nutrition During Breast Cancer Treatment via Pamela Hernandez 
  9. Want to Make an Amazing Transformation? Drop This One Word From Your Vocabulary via Dick Talens 
  10. Fitness Business Success: From Personal Trainer to Business Leader via John Berardi
  11. Training the Young Athlete via Chad Smith
  12. Do You Need to Warm-Up Before Lifting? Via Brad Schoenfeld
  13. The 20 Worst People at the Gym According to Trainers via DailyBurn
  14. 10 Tips for an Explosive Deadlift via Eric Bach
  15. Easy Fat Loss Template via Pat Kotch

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