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Monthly Archive for May, 2011

10 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Personal Training Clients About Nutrition – Part 6: Fiber

When if comes to fiber, the benefits are numerous, but the simple fact is that most of the people you train are probably not getting enough of it, although they will most likely think that they are getting enough.

Nine time out of ten, I’ll perform a nutritional analysis on an individual who tells me they’re “eating their fiber”, and this consists of a bowl of oatmeal in the morning, a small salad with lunch, and some roasted veggies with dinner. With all the benefits that fiber gives, there’s no excuse not be eating more of it. Unfortunately, it’s a rare person that has time to actually count how many grams of fiber they’re getting, so general recommendations make a lot more sense.

Not that your clients have to stock their refrigerator with wood chips, dump a gallon-size ziplock bag of flax seed on their morning cereal, or stroll around chewing on a crumpled wad of paper, but proper fiber intake *is* important – and offers free health benefits that shouldn’t be ignored. If they can decrease how much they spend on health care, increase the benefit of their exercise routine, and feel more energy and less stress, then they should take that extra step to hunt down some fiber!

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USA Triathlon Coach Webinar – “Triathlon Lifestyle”

Here’s one for you triathlon coaches out there.

This is a link to a webinar I taught for USA Triathlon, entitled “The Triathlon Lifestyle: How To Train For Triathlon & Still Have Time For Friends, Family & Career.” This will be an invaluable set of resources for you as both a coach with busy life, and for getting better results from your athletes. You can get the webinar, with slides and audio, by clicking here.

Enjoy, and leave your comments or questions below!

10 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Personal Training Clients About Nutrition – Part 5: Electrolytes

In the last article of this series, you learned about the importance of water. But ultimately, it doesn’t matter how much water your clients are drinking if they are not consuming adequate electrolytes.

When you consider the fact that over 75% of active athletes are deficient in magnesium, – an electrolyte that is crucial for muscular contraction, the pacemaker activity of the heart, and muscle repair and recovery – it becomes pretty easy to understand why so many individuals just aren’t able to perform to their desired capabilities during fitness sessions, and why they just don’t recover properly afterwards.

So what is the best way to explain electrolytes to your clients?

In order to educate you on electrolytes, I have actually prepared a special slideshow, entitled “6 Things Water Can’t Give You”.

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