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Top Fitness Articles of the Week — April 27, 2014

by Joey and Kristen

Each Sunday thePTDC publishes a list of the top articles from around the web in 5 different categories: bodybuilding, general health, fat loss, strength training, and nutrition.

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Our Choice for the Article of the Week

Supplemental StrengthDave Tate


For many serious lifters and coaches a lot of time and effort go into well thought out programming. But sometimes we still don’t know why we do what we do – maybe it’s because we like the way a certain exercise feels, our favorite coach is doing it, or it just looks so unbelievably cool and makes you feel like King Kong. If you think you know exactly why you are performing every little aspect of your training you might be questioning yourself after this article. Dave gives us some serious insight into well thought out programming in this new article ‘Supplemental Strength’.



What Exercises Do More Harm Than Good? - Alexander Cortes (Our choice for bodybuilding article of the week)

Bigger, Better Glutes: Master the Hip Thrust - Bret Contreras

Big Guys Use Bad Form - Lee Boyce

Physique Programming - Bryan Krahn

More Muscle in 10 Minutes A Day - Chad Waterbury


General Health

Are Personal Trainers Missing the Point? - Will Davis (Our choice for general health article of the week)

The Fitness Professional Manifesto - Andrew Read

10 Ways To Increase Your Fitness Results Immediately - Dean Somerset

An Open Letter to (New) Fitness Professionals - Tony Gentilcore

10 Ways to Increase Your Fitness Results Immediately Part 2 - Dean Somerset

Fat Loss

Myth Busting Series – Part Two: Lifting Weights Makes Women “Bulky” - Coach Artemis (Our choice for fat loss article of the week)

7 (Simple) Steps To Lose Fat, Without Even Trying - Nia Shanks


Strength Training

Choose Strength - Ben Bruno (Our choice for strength training article of the week)

25 for 25:Training Tips to Build Muscle, Strength, and Athleticism-Part 1 - Eric Bach

Desired Sport Outcomes Require Solid Programming -  Gabriel Naspinski

How to Help Postnatal Women “Get Their Abs Back” - Jessie Mundell

3 Keys to Exercise Selection for Sport Performance -Chad Smith



How to Get In Shape After The Holidays- Once and FOREVER! - Ines Subashka (Our choice for nutrition article of the week)

Gluten-free skin and beauty products: Extracting cash from the gullible - David Gorski, Science-Based Medicine

How Being Overweight Can Make You Fatigued and Inactive - Eirik Garnas

Stevia – A Natural Sweetener With Proven Health Benefits - Kris Gunnars



About the Author
Joey and Kristen

Kristen Perillo is a personal trainer and fitness blogger. After spending years teaching high school, she now runs health & wellness programs for local physicians. She blogs at Following Fit and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Joey Percia received his M.S. in Exercise Science with a focus in Strength and Conditioning from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. He has a CSCS from the NSCA and is Westside-Barbell Certified. He has interned under Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell and also with Joe Carini at Carini's House of Iron. Feel free to contact Joey via email at, add him on Facebook or connect on Linkedin.