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Best Fitness Articles — September 6, 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

3 Powerful Ways to Get More Health and Fitness Clients — John Berardi, Precision Nutrition

This week’s top article is the one I wish I would have read when I first started out in training people. Like our clients looking for a magic pill to lose weight, we can be tempted to search for a magic marketing pill which will blow up our business and have clients begging to work with us.

And in exactly the same words we tell them every single day, there is no magic pill.

Dr. John Berardi from Precision Nutrition has spent a great number of years honing his skills to give his clients the best possible blend of results and experience, and in this post he outlines three simple things you may be overlooking to increase your client base. [HINT: It’s all about them!]


Strength Training

The Right Way To Implement Ramping Sets For Strength — Eric Bach

Stimulate Or Annihilate Muscle: Which Is Better? — Tony Gentilcore

How To Get Your First Chin Up — Sohee Walsh

All About Box Squats — Bret Contreras

What Advice Do You Have For Someone’s 1st Meet? — Jacob Tsypkin and Others, Juggernaut Training Systems



An Unbiased Look At Artificial Sweeteners — Tanner Baze, Strengtheory

5 Dangers Of “Superfoods” — Andrew Heming

The Truth About GMOs — TC Luoma, T-Nation

The Final Word On Eating Carbs at Night — Jason Ferruggia

Common Sense Nutrition — Ross Enamait


General Health

Insulin and Insulin Resistance – The Ultimate Guide — Kris Gunnars

How Do Hormones Affect Hunger? — Dr. Helen Kollias, GGS

What I Look for When Hiring a Personal Trainer for My Gym — Elsbeth Vaino

The Secret To Overcoming The “Impossible” In Fitness — Dick Talens

Tired All of the Time? Snore? Check for Sleep Apnea — Dr. Spencer Nadolsky



Smarter Science for Swol-tastic Muscle Growth — Luke Briggs,

How To Eat To Build Muscle — Eirik Garnas

Ask The Experts: How Do You Get Big Shoulders? — Jason Maxwell and Others

5 Dumbest Muscle Myths — Benjamin Liu, T-Nation

The Smart Lifter’s Guide to Rest Periods — Scott Abel, T-Nation


Fat Loss

7 Foolproof Fat Loss Strategies — Lara McGlashan,

You’re Not In Starvation Mode — Amy Dix

How To Save Calories On A Diet — Jason Helmes

How To Calculate Macros For Fat Loss — Scott Baptie

Why I Stopped Caring About Leanness — Jonny Watson, Propane Fitness

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.