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joshua lewis
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May 09, 2021
In Personal Trainers
How many of you have encountered ambivalence in a client? They know what they SHOULD do but they can't get themselves to do it. This has frustrated me beyond reason in the past. But having learned about tools like Motivational Interviewing, I feel like the potential for creating progress within these ambivalent clients is still well within reach. Who has some tactics that has worked in the past?
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joshua lewis
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May 01, 2021
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joshua lewis
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Apr 30, 2021
In Diet/Nutrition
In my 15ish years in the health & fitness space, I've noticed the mainstream tide turning away from high-protein diets being bad for your health, towards it being considered a vital micronutrient for human health. Bodybuilders have clearly appreciated its importance for over a century. But those aimed at longevity would cite the potential for increased risk of cancer. I have heard utterly convincing arguments that suggest this shouldn't be of concern - provided you are healthy, active, and resistance training doesn't hurt. Are there any RDs or Nutritionists, or protein experts out there that can give me some more precise information on this? Thanks! ✌️
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joshua lewis
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Apr 21, 2021
In Personal Trainers
As a Personal Trainer, it took me a long time to realize something: Not everyone will be successful training with me because not everyone will be a good fit with me. And when it comes down to it, the trainer-client relationship is just that. A relationship. Not all relationships work out. My question for other trainers and coaches out there is: What is involved in your assessment process? What tools do you have to determine whether a potential client will be a good fit to work with you or not? What questions do you ask to help determine whether someone is READY for a change?
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joshua lewis
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Apr 15, 2021
In Diet/Nutrition
Who out there is successfully utilizing an exclusively plant-based diet for body composition or strength goals? More and more research is supporting a properly (key word: properly) planned vegan/vegetarian utilizing HIGH quality protein sources such as mycoprotein and soy. Mechanistically, there is no reason they shouldn't be as effective as an omnivorous diet - provided protein sources are carefully chosen and augmented if needed. What are your thoughts?
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joshua lewis
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Apr 06, 2021
In Fitness
Just recently a study came out showing there may be no physiological benefit to doing diet breaks. Though it isn't a closed case just yet, I think most people would have guessed the study would have shown very different results than it did. How often do you let your beliefs be challenged? How frequently do you change your mind on things? Even if they are foundational to your approach to training, nutrition, or life in general.
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joshua lewis
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Apr 03, 2021
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There seems to be more and more evidence suggesting that building lean body mass in your younger years (when it is much easier) is vital to longevity and independence throughout the entire lifespan. What non-aesthetically related benefits have you noticed from building muscle and strenght?
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joshua lewis
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Apr 02, 2021
In Diet/Nutrition
My relationship and appreciation for carbohydrates has changed dramatically over the years. First they were the bulk of my diet. Then I went keto and avoided them like the plague for years. Now I use them in more moderation and as needed to support my training and body composition goals. How do you use them?!
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joshua lewis
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Mar 23, 2021
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