And 6 things they must read.   [via Precision Nutrition]

1. Elite Coaches Assess

The best coaches in the world perform thorough assessments when working with new clients before doing anything else. Training-wise, that means movement screens and basic performance tests. Nutrition-wise that means identifying the client’s current food intake and assessing lifestyle variables, including schedule, primary complaints, current level of social support, willingness to change, and more. Good assessments are the only way to gain real knowledge of a client and make critical coaching decisions. As the popular saying goes, “If you’re not assessing, you’re just guessing.” What to do: Define the most important things you’ll need to…


2. Elite Coaches Keep Detailed Statistics

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