The best fitness articles for the week ending Nov 3, 2013 as chosen by thePTDC.
From Jon: Each Sunday thePTDC will publishing a list of the top articles from around the web in 5 different categories: bodybuilding, general health, fat loss, strength training, and nutrition.
We scan the net, but if you’d like to submit your article for consideration, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Choice for the Article of the Week
Having a man weigh in on women, body-esteem, and self-esteem might seem like a recipe for disaster, but Bret Contreras offers some significant and useful ideas for ways to change our training focus from an exercise in comparative aesthetics to an exercise in self-love.
11 Training Myths That Kill Muscle Growth – Jason Ferruggia (Our choice for Bodybuilding article of the week)
Protein Pulsing for Muscle – Mike Roussell, T-Nation
JoshStrength: Herculean Traps 101 – Josh Bryant, Elitefts
Burn Down the Farm – Leo Babauta, Zen Habits (Our choice for General Health article of the week)
Say Yes to Distress – Tabata Times
The ‘Bare Essential’ to Preventing Knee Pain – Cameron Josse, DeFranco’s Training Systems: Ask Joe
Deadbugs: The What, Why, and How – Tony Gentilcore
Don’t stop, Understand: 8 Things a Trainer Wants You to Understand – Jonathan Goodman on thePTDC
NYSC Undercover: What Kind of Dieter Are You? – Fred Duncan, Elitefts (Our choice for Fat Loss article of the week)
Your Scientific Guide to Strength Training for Fat Loss – podcast with Brad Schoenfeld, Impruvism
Three Completely Obvious (and FREE) Aspects of Rapid Fat Loss You’re Blatantly Ignoring – Roman Fitness Systems
What’s a Realistic Rate of Fat Loss? – Armi Legge
Can You Guarantee Improved Performance? – Mike Robertson (Our choice for Strength Training article of the week)
The Pause Method for Teaching Olympic Weightlifting to the Beginner – Ursula Garza Papandrea, Breaking Muscle
3 Common Mistakes in the Deadlift – Brandon Lilly, JTS Strength
6 Common Turkish Get-up Technique Mistakes – Greg Robins, EricCressey.com
Controlled Cheating: 6 Strategies for Intelligent Indulgence – Jill Coleman (Our choice for Nutrition article of the week)
Is Fruit Good or Bad For Your Health? The Sweet Truth – Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition
What the Hell is Gluten? – Steve, Nerd Fitness
Top 9 Biggest Lies About Dietary Fat and Cholesterol – Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition