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Best Fitness Articles – March 22, 2015

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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The Top Article of the Week

You can finally answer one of your clients most asked question.

“Should I cut out all grains or go gluten free?”

You may already had an answer for this and that great but this week’s top article goes in depth into grains.  The good, the bad, and what to do.  Enjoy.

Strength Training

Tucking the Elbows for Bench – You’re Probably Doing it Wrong — Greg Nuckols

From lower-back pain to badassery, part IV: badassery — Anthony Dexmier

You’re Probably Doing lunges Wrong — Taylor Simon

The Dead-Pull to Build Starting Strength –Eric Bach

General Health

Don’t “Just Do It.” Do It Like You Mean It. — Jessi Kneeland

Stress: In The Gym, Out of The Gym, and How it Affects Your Program and Progress — Greg Nuckols, RippedBody

The Athlete and the ACL Tear. Can We Prevent It? — Steve Kennelly,

4 Classic Training Ideas: Fact Or Fiction? —  Adam M. Gonzalez,


Fat Loss

Does Diet Soda Increase Belly Fat? — James Fell

How To Build Your Weight Loss Meal Plans And Make Losing Fat Easier On Yourself — JC Deen

Six Ways You Screwed Up Intermittent Fasting — Tim Berzins

The Fat Loss “Secret” — You’re Just Not Working Hard Enough — Tom Kelso, Breaking Muscle



The Other Side of Fat Loss — Bryan Krahn

Muscle Dysmorphia and the Dark Side of “Getting Big” — David De Las Morenas, Born to Bulk

Anti-Bro Arm Movements: Bicep Curls for a Healthy Back — Bill DeSimone, Breaking Muscle



How Much Protein Do You Really Need? — Eric Cressey

MSG (Monosodium Glutamate): Good or Bad? —  Joe Leech, Authority Nutrition

BCAAs: Effective Dose for Muscle Growth and Fat Loss — Adam Bornstein

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.