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Best Fitness Articles — March 6, 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

How to Keep Clients for Life — Stuart Aitken, Shredded By Science


You’ve clicked on this post, which means you care about getting better. You care about expanding your exercise science and nutrition knowledge in order to provide your clients with the best possible results. That’s awesome and commendable.

This week’s top article reminds us, however, that what matters to us and what matters to our clients are sometimes very different things. Stuart Aitken outlines the coaching mindset necessary to create a positive experience with your clients, keep them long-term, and establish your successful career in the fitness industry.

General Health

4 Huge Coaching Mistakes that Trainers and Nutritionists Make Every Day — John Berardi

What Should a Personal Trainer Look Like? — James Harris

What’s the Difference Between a Professional Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer? — Kevin Mullins, The PTDC

Eliminate Cranky Knees & Ankle Mobility Restrictions — Matthew Ibrahim,

Cryotherapy and Exercise Recovery: Part 1 — Tavis Bruce,

Strength Training

A Roadmap and Gameplan for Your Next Weightlifting Meet — Mike Dewar, Breaking Muscle

One Weird Trick: Installment 9 – Wrapping the Barbell in the Bench Press — Miguel Aragoncillo

The Over Warm-Up: And How It Can Help You Lift More Weight — Tony Gentilcore

Technique Tuesday: Should Powerlifters Use the Landmine Press? — Tony Bonvechio

5 Ways to Avoid Deadlift Hitching — Tony Bonvechio


Not Afraid of the Big Bad Carb — Neghar Fonooni

How to Put Your Diet On Autopilot (A Comprehensive Step-by-step Guide) — Slyvon Blanco

Fresh vs. Frozen Fruit and Vegetables – Which are Healthier? — Mary Jane Brown, PhD, RD

Probiotic Supplements: Are They Doing You More Harm Than Good? — Eirik Garnas


Arm Training For Maximal Muscle Growth — Ian Padron,

The 3 Best Single-Leg Exercises You Need To Do For Better Glutes — Ryan Wood

Just Want to Look Good? Why Your Gym Numbers Still Matter — Andrew Heming

What Does Being Bodybuilding Stage-Lean Really Feel Like? — Peter Fitschen, Healthy Living Heavy Lifting

Low Tech Hamstring Curls — Dean Somerset

Fat Loss

5 Reasons You’re Counting Macros and Not Losing Fat — Jason Helmes

3 Reasons Why Sugar Isn’t Making You Fat (And What Actually Is) — JC Deen

The Lifter’s Guide to Sprinting — Eric Brown, T-Nation

Planning a Successful Fat Loss Phase — Danny Kennedy, Healthy Living Heavy Lifting

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.