As a professional coach, your mission is to help clients achieve long term sustainable results, this weekly Ask Me Anything (AMA) session sneak peek, provides James FitzGerald’s seven tips for helping gain lean muscle mass and burn body fat.
1) Encourage muscle building – To improve body composition a coach needs to program with the intent of gaining muscle.
2) Support stress reduction – Healthy cortisol and blood sugar levels are required for fat loss. Ensure that you are educating your clients on the Basic Lifestyle Guidelines (BLGs) learn the BLG’s here.
3) Urge clients to chew their food – In order for the body to digest, absorb and assimilate the food’s nutrients your clients need to thoroughly chew. Encourage 30+ chews per bite.
4) Mandate water consumption – Have your clients consume ½ off their body weight in ounces of water per day. Consuming water helps with satiety and supports proper cell function.
5) Ensure exposure to sunlight – Ensuring your clients get enough sunshine every day balances their circadian rhythm and helps maintain proper energy levels.
6) Promote 8 hours of sleep per night – Recommend clients get 8 hours of sleep a night as it is essential for changing body composition. Sleep assists in detox, keeps cortisol levels low, promotes insulin sensitivity, and mental acuity.
7) Foster a great purpose and intention – Work with your client to discover or create a purpose behind their goal. Do they actually want to change their body composition or is changing body composition a method for achieving another goal? (I.e. Do they actually want a six-pack or do they want the love they think a six-pack will bring them?) When your client has a great purpose it will be easier to carry on when times get rough.
These seven tips for changing body composition are based on the OPEX Basic Lifestyle Guidelines (BLGs), our holistic approach to nutrition. Learn how to implement the BLGs with your clients immediately and get a printable version for your gym with our free mini-course Coach’s Toolkit. Sign up today and learn the OPEX System of Coaching.