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
We like to go to extremes in the fitness industry. New research, or a new trend, comes along, and we tend to go all in. Sometimes face first.
Absolutes, however, tend to keep us from seeing the forest for the trees. Speaking in absolutes, such as “No one should do this exercise,” or “All clients should be on this diet,” or “No one should ever jog,” prevents us from seeing the full range of possibilities for our clients and can narrow our abilities to really serve those clients as best we can.
This week Tony Gentilcore takes on one of our hallowed absolutes — spinal flexion. His take on if and when there is a time and place for spinal flexion reinforces what should be at the core of personal training: our ability to resist the urge to make our clients fit our training and to instead focus on creating training that fits our clients.
5 Strength Training Considerations for Runners — Tony Bonvechio
7 of the Best Bodyweight Exercises — Nia Shanks
Exercises You Should Be Doing: KB Goble Squat With Lowering — Tony Gentilcore
Eight Considerations for Weight Room Training — Rob Panariello, BretContreras.com
Lifter’s Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure — Dr. John Rusin, T-Nation
Pain-Free Healthy Shoulder Training Superset — Dr. John Rusin
How to Design Better Warm Ups For Small Group Training Programs — Tony Bonvechio, thePTDC.com
The Biggest Lie in The Fitness Industry — Josh Hillis
Troubleshooting Anterior Hip Pain — Dean Somerset
One, Weird Trick — Jason Helmes
How I Gave Up My Tupperware — Jen Comas, GGS
5 of the World’s Healthiest Foods (That Are Making You Fat!) — Jordan Syatt
Metabolic Weight Loss: The 5 Laws Of Metabolism — Jade Teta
Why Just “Eating Healthy” Won’t Help You Lose Fat — Jorden Pagel
Squats and Deadlifts Won’t Make Your Waist Blocky — Bret Contreras
High Reps For Muscle Mass Revisited — Christian Finn
Four Hardgainer Cardio Solutions — Eric Bach
Ancient Origins of Modern Dietary Demons — Clay Jones, Science-Based Medicine
Sports Nutrition Tip: What You Need to Know About Fat — Brian St. Pierre, KevinNeeld.com
Mood Food: How to fight depression naturally with nutrition — Camille DePutter, Precison Nutrition
Why Your Diet Can Make You Bloated (Even With Good Nutrition) — Kalli Youngstrom, Breaking Muscle
Sugar Alcohols: Good or Bad? — Joe Leech