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.
The Top Article of the Week
Look. We know that a “tough love” approach to either training or nutrition coaching isn’t right for every client. And this week’s pick for top post is brutally tough — the title warns you of that right upfront.
But the message, brutal or not, is spot on, and it’s one that many of your clients might need to hear: success in fat loss — and in ANY goal — starts with taking personal responsibility for the steps needed to achieve it. And those steps are bound to include sacrifices, difficulties, and a need for a positive attitude.
This post won’t tell you how to set up a fat loss diet, how to cook specific meals, or how many carbs to eat. But it does address the one thing that might be keeping your clients from reaching their goals:
Themselves. And their own mindsets.
Top 3 Compound Core Training Exercises for Abs — Nick Tumminello, BretContreras.com
Bullet Proof Shoulders: 3 Ways You’re Screwing Up Face Pulls — Jordan Syatt
Succeeding with Two Sessions a Day — Anthony Dexmier
Risky Fitness — Jen Sinkler
Are We Missing the Boat on Core Training? — Mike Reinold
What Lord of the Rings Taught Me About Fitness — James Harris
Yoga for Athletes: Why Activation and Inhibition Matter More than Stretching — Dana Santas, EricCressey.com
The Unexpected Side Effects of Significant Weight Loss — Kerry Colpitts, Weighty Matters
3 Tips for Successful Dieting — Nick Shaw, JTS Strength
It’s All Bullshit — Mitch Calvert
Do Your Really Need to Eat Chicken and Broccoli? — Adam Bornstein
Dropping Weight without Losing Strength — Tara Senic
5 Reasons Your Program Isn’t Working — Mike Robertson, T-Nation
Rest Pause Variations To Build Aesthetic Muscle — Scott Tousignant
Arnold’s Agonist-Antagonist Training — Paul Carter, T-Nation
10 Tips for a Knock-Out Cutting Phase — Trish Adams
Are Frequent Meals Beneficial for Body Composition — Brad Schoenfeld
How (and why) to Make the Perfect Super Shake [Infographic] — John Berardi
Hidden Treasures — Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
9 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Almonds — Joe Leech, Authorty Nutrition