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Best Fitness Articles — March 29, 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

HIIT. HIIT. And more HIIT.

That has been the trend in cardiovascular conditioning for a while now, with the idea being that low and slow cardio would make you instantly lose your gainz and become skinny and weak.

This week, Greg Nuckols makes the argument that cardiovascular conditioning can actually make you stronger, faster.

And it’s not all about the HIIT, either. The key? A more balanced approach that doesn’t sacrifice recovery and reduces the impact on your strength training.

Strength Training

Pause Your Lifts for Better Performance — Tony Gentilcore

How To Improve Grip Strength With These Top Exercises For Hands — Tyson Brown,

10 Landmine Exercises You’ve Never Tried – and Should — Mike Sheridan, Breaking Muscle

The Ab Wheel Rollout: 2 Advanced Variations You’ve Never Even Heard Of — Jordan Syatt

5 Tips to a Better Lunge — Rob Sutton, Champion PT


General Health

How to Be a Popular & Successful Fitness Authority — Bret Contreras

The Long View of Training — Greg Nuckols,

Defending “Corrective Exercise” — Brandon Lavack

What Kevin Durant and the FMS Can Teach Us about Injuries — Craig Marker, Breaking Muscle

Fixing the Motor Moron — Doug Chapman, JTS Strength


Fat Loss

Intermittent Fasting for women: Important information you need to know — Helen Kollias, Precision Nutrition

MCT Oil and Weight Loss: What You Need To Know — Christian Finn

Training For Fat Loss In Simple Terms: What You Must Know — JC Deen



On Bodybuilding, Broscience, and Doing Shit Because It Works — John Romaniello

Is Natural Bodybuilding a Scam? — Bryan Krahn

The Best Squat You’re Not Doing — Ben Bruno, T-Nation

The Beautiful, Ugly Truth About Competing — Dani Shugart, T-Nation

3 Reasons to Lift Weights Slower — Tony Bonvechio



Calorie restriction and intermittent fasting: Is the Fountain Of Youth really in your kitchen? — Bartek Nogal, Precision Nutrition

Exotic Meats For Building Muscle and Saving the Planet — Mike Campbell, Bach Performance

27 Health and Nutrition Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based — Kris Gunnars

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.