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Best Fitness Articles — January 31, 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 fact of personal training is that many of our clients are not “athletes,” nor have they any desire to be “athletes.” We might train parents, young professionals, fat loss clients, and seniors more often than we train athletes. It’s imperative to understand that your post-pregnancy clients don’t have the same needs as your just-about-at-retirement clients, even if both clients’ goals involve fat loss, general health, and overall strength. Training seniors might conjure images of Silver Sneakers classes, complete with lots of seated lightweight curls and unweighted leg extensions.

But the Baby Boomer generation is changing the image of senior fitness. This generation has come of age with more information about exercise, nutrition, and health than generations prior, and this generation did so just as the fitness industry itself was coming of age. Training today’s seniors isn’t what it used to be — they might already be moderately fit, they can and want to use free weights, and they want to look good, just like younger clients. There are some things to consider about training this age group, however, and this week, Joe Brigley has ideas for programming and other approaches specific to your Baby Boomer clients.

General Health

You’re the Boss vs. You’re a Sucker — Krista Scott-Dixon

Rey from Star Wars Deadlifted 176 Pounds. How Does that Make You Feel? — Steve Kamb

The Worst Mistake You Can Make — Tanner Baze

4 Reasons Why Offering Custom Made Training Solutions is Bad and How to Fix it — Jennette Holzworth, the PTDC

Mental Health and The Fitness — Dean Somerset

Strength Training

Carry Over Between Odd Objects and Weights Part 1 & Part 2 — Ross Enamait

5 Training Rules to Live By — Lee Boyce, T-Nation

One Weird Trick: Installment 5 – Fix Your Overhead Squat — Miguel Aragoncillo

Tip: Do This Exercise for Complete Core Strength — Mike Robertson, T-Nation

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Dumbbell Squeeze Press — Tony Gentilcore

Nutrition

How I Quit Weekend Overeating: 5 Strategies that Helped Me Ditch the Bingeing, Guilt, and Extra Weight — Krista Scott-Dixon, Precision Nutrition

Let’s Talk About Diet, Part 2: Macronutrients — Michael Blevins, Breaking Muscle

6 Little-Known Dangers of Restricting Sodium Too Much — Hrefna Palsdottir, Authority Nutrition

Bodybuilding

Leg Training for Maximal Muscle Growth — Ian Padrón, DrJohnRusin.com

Complete Guide to Big Biceps & Triceps — Paul Carter, T-Nation

4 Ways to Build Your Scrawny Back — John Rusin, T-Nation

Low Volume Muscle Building: The Key to Explosive Muscle Growth? — Andrew Heming, JMax Fitness

Build Your Chest Without Bench Presses — Eric Weinbrenner, T-Nation

Fat Loss

Carb Cycling for Fat Loss: 3 Ways to Use Old School Dieting to Get Shredded — Matt Dustin, Roman Fitness Systems

Every Bite Counts — Spencer Nadolsky

What’s the Best Exercise to Lose Weight? — JC Deen

Counting Calories is a Helpful Tool in the Short Term — Kia Khadem

Why You Should Ban Alcohol on a Fat Loss Diet — Mike Samuels

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 www.fit2gopt.com for tips on bettering your life through fitness.