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Best Fitness Articles — March 27, 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

Everyone NEEDS to Deadlift — Andrew Millett,


There aren’t a whole lot of absolutes in training. Except maybe making sure to eat your protein. And not curling in the squat rack.

But Andrew Millett has an absolute — everyone NEEDS to deadlift! To clarify, he isn’t talking about conventional deads for everyone. Instead, he is proposing that all humans need to hip hinge, whether that be via deadlifts, pull throughs, hip thrusts, or bridges. To support his recommendation, he includes screens and movement fixes to help even your most problematic clients get to hip hinging heaven.

General Health

How to Beat Health & Fitness Quacks at Their Own Game: A Guide for Science-Based Practitioners — Bryan Krahn,

Improper Movements That Can Cause ACL Injuries – ACL Injury Prevention Series — Rebecca Moore, Performance Health Academy

In Defense of the Burpee — Harold Gibbons

10 Retention Strategies to Keep Your Online Fitness Clients Happy — Mike Samuels, the PTDC

What Happens When You Stop Training? Part 2 — Yusef Smith, Propane Fitness

Strength Training

7 Tips for Long-Legged Lifters — Lee Boyce, T Nation

The MOST Common Deadlift Mistake Women Make (And How to Fix It) — Jordan Syatt

Technique Tuesday: Block Pulls – Helpful or Totally Useless? — Tony Bonvechio

Fix Your Bar Path for a Bigger Bench — Greg Nuckols

Building the Squat from the Bottom — Tony Gentilcore


How Creatine Boosts Exercise Performance — Rudy Mawer, Authority Nutrition

Your Biggest Hydration Questions—Answered! — Cassandra Forsythe, Girls Gone Strong

Observing the Clean Eating Vs. Flexible Dieting Debate — Daniel Cavarretta

Correcting Your Client’s Diet Mentality — Danny Gruic, Shredded By Science

Juicing: Good or Bad? — Mary Jane Brown, Authority Nutrition


How Important are Genetics in Bodybuilding — Steve Hall

DOMS: No Pain, No Gain? — Paul Carter, T Nation

The Best Rest Interval for Building Muscle & Strength — Andrew Heming

Highly Rated Exercises: Modified DB Seal Row — James Harris

Fat Loss

How to Use Density Training for Rapid Fat Loss — Jorden Pagel, JMax Fitness

5 Changes You Need to Make to Be Successful With Your Weight Loss Plan — Brandon LaVack

A Step-By-Step Guide to Meal Planning and Prep (2/2) — Staci, Nerd Fitness

Reader Question: How Does Strength Training Help Weight Loss? — Erika Hurst

Seven Facts About Getting Your First 6-Pack — Jason Helmes

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.