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Best Fitness Articles — March 20, 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


Can a trainer ever have enough information about the squat? That’s a tough one. If it is possible, the only way to find out is by reading one of the most comprehensive squat guides we’ve ever seen.

This is an article that you’re going to want to bookmark. Whenever you, or a client, have a future question regarding the squat, chances are you’ll be able to CTRL+F this article and find a pretty detailed answer. Enjoy!

General Health

Peeing During Workouts is NOT Normal and it’s NOT OK! — Sarah E. Duvall,

Does Strength Prevent Injuries?  — Evan Osar,

The “Real” vs. “BS” Hip Flexor Stretch — Tony Gentilcore

The 5 Dumbest Stretching Myths — John Rusin, T-Nation

Strength Training

Deadlift Right for Your Body Type — Andrew Heming

Strength Building — Beyond Specificity — Ross Enamait

Improve Your Squat With These 5 Simple Mobility Drills — Karen Smith, Girls Gone Strong

3 Exercises You Should Be Doing to Master the Push-up — Kia Khadem

3 Biggest Core Training Mistakes Most Athletes Make — Mike Robertson,


Can Personal Trainers Give Nutrition Advice? — John Berardi

How Frequently Should You Eat for Maximum Progress? — Nick Smoot

5 Tools to Teach Yourself How to Stop at a Few Bites — Jill Coleman


The Ultimate Guide to Eliminating Chicken Legs — Alex Mullan, Roman Fitness Systems

The Ultimate Guide to Overhead Pressing (and why you need to do it) — Gareth Jones, JMax Fitness

7 Ways to Get Better Arms in Time for Summer — Ryan Wood

Fat Loss

Feeling Hungry is Okay — Tara Senic

Are “Macro Trackers” Sabotaging Your Fat Loss? — Jason Helmes

9 Fat Loss Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making — Nia Shanks

Dangerous Dieting: The Lessons I Learned from 10 Days of Rapid Fat Loss — Amy Dix

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.