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.
We scan the net, but if you’d like to submit your article for consideration, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Top Article of the Week
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.
How to Fix “Butt Wink” in the Squat — Dean Somerset, thePTDC.com
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
The Definitive Guide to Strength Training Program Design — Jordan Syatt
How to Measure and Improve Muscle Strength — Justin Kompf, thePTDC.com
The New Approach to Training Volume — Nathan Jones, Strength Theory
Proper Hip Thrust Technique: Head and Neck Position — Ben Bruno, BretContreras.com
How I Cured My Squat Woes (so You Can Too) – Part 3 — Tony Bonvechio
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