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.
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
“Chronic back pain is frustrating. It’s poorly understand, often misdiagnosed, and over-prescribed.” And this is precisely why our clients’ back pain issues often land in our laps. It might sound daunting to think that we are responsible for helping our clients address these issues, but this week, Armi Legge gives us the tools we need to teach our clients how to deal with their back pain — even if the pain has been around for a while.
Muscle Building: 4 New Ways to Perform Your Sets — Nick Tumminello (Our choice for bodybuilding article of the week)
Bodybuilding, Why I Hate Your Guts — Skip Hill, Elitefts
Straight-Arm Strength Exercises that Get You Straight Strong — Aleks Salkin, Chronicles of Strength
A Muscular Career Marriage — Bryan Krahn (Our choice for general health article of the week)
Contraception for Athletes: Which Option is Right for You? — Amber Larsen, Breaking Muscle
A Physical Therapist’s Viewpoint on the Safety of CrossFit — Robert Camacho, Breaking Muscle
Are You Mentally Tough? — Artemis Scantalides
9 Counterintuitive Tips to Help You Stay Lean While Eating at Restaurants — Armi Legge (Our choice for fat loss article of the week)
How Green Tea Can Help You Lose Weight Naturally — Kris Gunnars
How to Burn Stubborn Body Fat — Dr. Jade Teta, T-Nation
Technique Nazis Will Hate This Post — Dean Somerset (Our choice for strength training article of the week)
Partial vs. Full Reps… or Both? — Menno Henselmans, BretContreras.com
My Butt Is Doing What? Squats and Butt Wink — Ann Wendel, Girls Gone Strong
The Problem with “Exercise Science” — Mark Rippetoe, T-Nation
The Bench Press: Get Your Chest Up! — Eirik Garnas
The Unexpected Flaw of the Paleo Diet Philosophy — Eirik Garnas, BretContreras.com (Our choice for nutrition article of the week)
Coffee… upgraded? Is “Bulletproof Coffee” all it’s cracked up to be? — Brian St. Pierre, Precision Nutrition
5 Tips for Eating Huge — Brandon Lilly, JTS Strength
10 Proven Health Benefits of Eggs (No. 1 is My Favorite) — Kris Gunnars
Maple Syrup: Healthy or Unhealthy? — Kris Gunnars