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Best Fitness Articles — May 17, 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

A Doctor’s View of CrossFit — Dr. John Rusin & Dr. Stuart McGill


The craze of Crossfit has divided opinion between many in our industry. There’s no doubt that it has improved the popularity of weight lifting for the general population, however questions have been raised from a safety standpoint. The rep targets placed on these type of workouts have the potential to lead to a breakdown in technical form, which in turn increases risk of injury.

Dr. John Rusin and Dr. Stuart McGill discussed this matter at length, detailing the reasons for common injuries and offering suggestions for improvements which could lead to a safer sport.


General Health

How to Fix “Butt Wink” in the Squat — Dean Somerset,

Should You Workout If You’re Already Sore? — James Harris

The Ebb & Flow of a Strength & Conditioning Program — Patrick Ward

8 Prehab-Rehab Exercises That Belong In Every Training Program — Matthew Ibrahim



Does Light Load Training Build Muscle in Experienced Lifters? — Brad Schoenfeld

Are Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns Best for a Wide Back? — Nick Tumminello

How to Peak Right for Natural Bodybuilding — Mike Samuels

Body Image – The Mirror Paradox — Gregg Slater, Shredded By Science

“I Enjoy Chicken and Broccoli … Because I Can Have Cheesecake for Dessert” — Patricia Orozco, Healthy Living Heavy Lifting


Strength Training

The Definitive Guide to Strength Training Program Design — Jordan Syatt

How to Measure and Improve Muscle Strength — Justin Kompf,

The New Approach to Training Volume — Nathan Jones, Strength Theory

Proper Hip Thrust Technique: Head and Neck Position — Ben Bruno,

How I Cured My Squat Woes (so You Can Too) – Part 3 — Tony Bonvechio


Fat Loss

If You Want To Lose Fat, and Keep It Off, Don’t Fall For The Low-Carb Trap — JC Deen

When “Just Lose More Fat” is Not the Answer — Sohee Walsh

How to Stick to Your Diet — Nia Shanks

Ask Roni: Does Dieting Work? — Roni Noone

3 Mistakes I Made While Trying To Get Leaner! Don’t Do Them! — Ines Subashka



You Need Carbs! — Harold Gibbons, Mark Fisher Fitness

21 Reasons to Eat Less Sugar That Have Nothing To Do With Losing Weight — Holly Beilin, Greatist

5 Proven Health Benefits of Coffee — Tara Senic


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.