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Best Fitness Articles — January 10, 2016

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


Wanting to improve the way you look is a legitimate driver of weight loss for many, however the health benefits are far more vast.

While we know that fat shaming has the opposite to the desired effect, we should encourage weight loss for positive reasons. In this week’s top pick, James Heathers from Precision Nutrition explains five major motivations and connotations of reducing body weight.


General Health

10 Ways to Be A Better Human in 2016 — Bryan Krahn

The Unpossible And New Years Resolution Hipsters — Tanner Baze

5 Things I Learnt In My First Year Of Online Personal Training — Steve Hall

A Tale Of Motivation: Why I Am Risking My Entire Net Worth — Mike Vacanti

This is My Body — Molly Galbraith


Strength Training

Cardio To Improve Muscle And Strength Development — Marc Lewis

The World’s Simplest Front Squat Progression — Eric Bach

Layering The Kettlebell Swing — Tony Gentilcore

Loaded Carries For Strength – Ross Enamait

I Launched A Thing. It’s Called Zero To Barbell. Here’s Everything You Need To Know — Anthony Mychal



Detox Diets 101: Do These “Cleanses” Really Work — Adda Bjarnadottir, Authority Nutrition

Carbs: The Training Fuel — Dr. Mike Israetel, Juggernaut Training Systems

Omega-3 Fatty Acids – The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide — Kris Gunnars

FLAWED: The Tom Brady and Giselle Bündchen Diet Plan — Andy Bellatti, Born Fitness

Are You Falling for Today’s Biggest Nutrition Fad? — Andrew Heming



Intensity = Lift More Weight NOT Lift Weight More — Mike Sheridan,

The Pros and Cons of Percentage Training — Tony Gentilcore, T-Nation

The Definitive Guide To Supersets — Mike Samuels, Healthy Living, Heavy Lifting

4 Upper Body Exercises You Need to Have in Every Program — Ryan Wood

Tip: Do High-Rep Plate Raises For Traps — Paul Carter, T-Nation


Fat Loss

The Priorities of Dieting (In ORDER) — John Romaniello

A Calorie Is Sometimes Not A Calorie — Jade Teta, T-Nation

Is Following A Meal Plan Right For You? — Jen Comas

Weight Loss Rage Found — Kelly Coffey

“New Year, New You” – How To Set Up A Realistic And Sustainable, Fat-Loss Diet (Part 1) — 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.