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Top Fitness Articles of the Week — August 31, 2014

by Dani and Kristen

From Jon: 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

Hard work without results is frustrating for all parties involved, and no one enjoys frustration. Whether it is in your own training or your clients, it is important to understand the roadblocks that are cutting you off from your goals. Mike Samuels lays out 6 easy steps to implement to help fix your clients broken diet and get back on the road to success.

Fat Loss

The If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) Diet: Eat Anything You Want And Still Lose Weight? – Tom Venuto


Fitness Myths that NEED to Die: The Paleo Diet Edition – Jordan Syatt


Why Junk Food Makes You Fat, NOT Fat or Carbs – Kris Gunnars


General Health

Maybe All You Need Is Lifting – Charles Staley, T-Nation

 6 Reasons Men Are Bad at Sex – Chris Shugart, T-Nation

The 3 Step Process to Achieve ALL of Your Fitness Goals – Nia Shanks

Guest Post: The Fitness-Industrial-Complex is Deceiving You! – Patrick Mustain, Weight Matters

Are you Lying to Yourself? Guest post by Unleash Your Alpha – Mike Campbell



What Are the Best Glute Exercises? – Bret Contreras

30 Days to a Big Butt & Great Squat – Bret Contreras, T-Nation

3 Reasons Your Calves Aren’t Growing – Menno Henselmans, T-Nation

Your Muscular Potential: Insights From a Hardgainer – Scott Tousignant

5 Tools to Ensure You Actually *Do* the Exercise You Know You’re Supposed To – Jill Coleman


Strength Training

4 Bench Press Lies – Tony Bonvechio

 5 Steps for Learning the Squat – Eirik Garnas

Unilateral Leg Training, Part 3: 7 Key Practical Strategies – Ian King

“If Only:” 7 Lessons from a Record-Setting Paralympic Medalist – Travis Pollen

Programming for Speed Development – Chris Lyons



How to fix a broken diet – Dr. John Berardi

 Diet Cults vs. Science-Based Healthy Eating – Harriet Hall, Science-Based Medicine

15 “Health Foods” That Are Really Junk Foods in Disguise – Kris Gunnars

A Year of Eating for Strength – Chase Karnes

About the Author
Dani 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. Dani Singer is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist based in Baltimore, Maryland. As the owner and Fitness Director of Fit2Go Personal Training, his focus is on enhancing clients’ quality of life through in-home personalized fitness programs. Keep up with Dani and his team on Facebook and at for tips on bettering your life through fitness.