This week we’re sharing some outstanding posts on core training, nutrition, fat loss, injury prevention and why you might be tired all the time.

Last week’s blog post included some ab wheel rollout work. This week we’re taking it significantly further, with a post from Ben Bruno for on some excellent core training exercises. If you’re a bit bored of your current core work and like your midsection strong and defined, you would do well to incorporate a few of these exercises into your routine.

You can find the post here.

This is a popular blog post from Kris Gunnars (@AuthNutrition) from about three years ago. Everything here still holds true, and yet every week I am confronted by people who still believe several of these lies and I’m reminded of this post and so thought I’d share. There’s plenty of science directly linked if you want to delve deeper.
You can find the blog post here.

After sharing a Top Ten Best Exercise list from the Poliquin Group last week, here’s a Top Thirty list discussing best ways to lose belly fat fast. And it’s a great list, which should give you plenty to consider for your clients to achieve fast, sustainable fat loss.

You can find the full post here.

As trainers, you shouldn’t be making these mistakes on yourself or your clients but it happens, especially as more trainers work in group settings with greater numbers of individuals all working at slightly different levels.
Pay close attention to people trying to lift more than they can handle (this applies to bodyweight exercises as well!), using bad form (how many of the clients in your Saturday morning bootcamp really can do press ups properly with good form for double digit reps when they’re already fatigued? Really?) and don’t ignore the signs!

Read the full post here.

You develop a strong relationship with your clients over time, and many of them come to you for advice outside of the gym, particularly when it comes to nutrition and their lifestyle. So if you have clients who are regularly exhausted, you could do a lot worse than understand why this might be, and help them with some decent advice, top of which nowadays should probably be “go see your doctor and get your bloodwork done”. Which is just part of the solid advice given in this blog post from Melanie Pinola for Lifehacker.