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
HIIT. HIIT. And more HIIT.
That has been the trend in cardiovascular conditioning for a while now, with the idea being that low and slow cardio would make you instantly lose your gainz and become skinny and weak.
This week, Greg Nuckols makes the argument that cardiovascular conditioning can actually make you stronger, faster.
And it’s not all about the HIIT, either. The key? A more balanced approach that doesn’t sacrifice recovery and reduces the impact on your strength training.
Pause Your Lifts for Better Performance — Tony Gentilcore
How To Improve Grip Strength With These Top Exercises For Hands — Tyson Brown, thePTDC.com
10 Landmine Exercises You’ve Never Tried – and Should — Mike Sheridan, Breaking Muscle
5 Tips to a Better Lunge — Rob Sutton, Champion PT
How to Be a Popular & Successful Fitness Authority — Bret Contreras
The Long View of Training — Greg Nuckols, DeanSomerset.com
Defending “Corrective Exercise” — Brandon Lavack
What Kevin Durant and the FMS Can Teach Us about Injuries — Craig Marker, Breaking Muscle
Fixing the Motor Moron — Doug Chapman, JTS Strength
Intermittent Fasting for women: Important information you need to know — Helen Kollias, Precision Nutrition
MCT Oil and Weight Loss: What You Need To Know — Christian Finn
On Bodybuilding, Broscience, and Doing Shit Because It Works — John Romaniello
Is Natural Bodybuilding a Scam? — Bryan Krahn
The Best Squat You’re Not Doing — Ben Bruno, T-Nation
The Beautiful, Ugly Truth About Competing — Dani Shugart, T-Nation
3 Reasons to Lift Weights Slower — Tony Bonvechio
Calorie restriction and intermittent fasting: Is the Fountain Of Youth really in your kitchen? — Bartek Nogal, Precision Nutrition
Exotic Meats For Building Muscle and Saving the Planet — Mike Campbell, Bach Performance