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5 things you need to know about your metabolism

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This article is brought to you by Physical Coaching Academy

We often hear people say, “I have a slow metabolism” or “they just have a fast metabolism,” and we all nod our head in agreement. But do we understand what that means?

 
What is your metabolism? Can it be fast or slow? Does having a slow metabolism make you more inclined to gain weight? Does your metabolism really “break” when you diet?
 
These are the questions we are going to provide some clarity on in this article.

 

Horrible fitness advice: “If I can do it, you can do it.”

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This article is brought to you by Precision Nutrition 

“If I can do it, you can do it.” You’ve heard that fitness advice. Maybe you’ve even said the words yourself. (Sheepishly raises hand.) And it’s time for this cliché to end.

Especially when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and health. Because most of the time: It’s not true.  Just because you can do something doesn’t mean someone else can do it. More importantly, this phrase backfires, making people feel worse than before. Here’s why, and the fitness advice you might want to offer instead.

How to talk to people so they’re more likely to change

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This article is brought to you by Precision Nutrition
 
To get great results with the people who turn to you for advice, it’s important to learn how to talk to them in a way that increases their likelihood of change. Master this and you’ll become a legit client whisperer.
 
When first starting out with a client, things can feel a little uncertain. Especially if you’ve had this experience before:
 

How Many Clients Should a Personal Trainer Have?

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This article is brought to you by ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)
 
One sign of a successful personal trainer is a full client load. If you’re new to training, you may wonder what this load looks like. Even experienced personal trainers sometimes wonder how many clients they should have. Before we answer this question, let’s talk about averages.
 

Five ways to get your clients to listen to you!

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This article is brought to you by NASM

 

If you're an NASM-CPT, fitness instructor, or other health professionals, you know that one of our biggest challenges is getting prospective and current clients to listen to what we have to say. No matter how educated or passionate we are, if we don't speak in a way that captivates their attention and makes them want to engage in active change, our words will have little impact, and our training won't be as effective.