Supporting athletes, or the general public, through habit change in sport, exercise, diet and daily food intake can be a tricky road to navigate at times. Adam Feit from Precision Nutrition offers guidance and direction on how to best coach others in the world of sports nutrition and behaviour change.
Adam Feit is a Level 2 Master Class Coach as well as the Performance Nutrition Coordinator at the global educator, Precision Nutrition. He has years of experience working with youth, collegiate, Olympic and professional athletic teams including the Calgary Flames, Brooklyn Nets, and the ALTIS track and field club.
Adam is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and a mentor from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
He is the co-author of the Coaches Guide to Jump Training and Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete. Adam is also a PhD Candidate in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Episode content: Coaching habit change
This interview and fascinating discussion covered a broad range of subjects around sports nutrition, supporting new behaviour, and habit change.
- 1.35: Adam’s ranking of the importance of diet and nutrition in supporting an athlete’s overall goals
- 4.47: Exercise alone may not be the most effective strategy to help athletes (or the general public) lose weight
- 13.03: The importance of meal plans and macronutrients as the drivers for dietary change
- 18.44: How to determine what are the ‘big rocks’ or priorities when supporting clients through nutritional or behavioural change
- 24.56: When to stick rigidly to a preset plan versus when it is best to adapt and adjust a plan of action
- 29.25: How to develop a flexible, periodised nutrition plan
- 32.05: An explanation of habit stacking and how to use it
Connect with Adam and Precision Nutrition:
Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification opens only twice per year. The next intake is coming up shortly in October 2019. Adam invites you to get signed up here.
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