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 email@example.com.
The Top Article of the Week
In order to be the best possible coach for your clients, you need to have an understanding of which approach to take with different types of client; the ones that hate their plan, the ones who always have an excuse, the ones that won’t stick to the meal plan you worked so hard on for them.
Only, it’s probably your fault, not theirs. The most optimal, effective exercise and nutrition protocol in the world is only as effective as how easily a client can adhere to it. If they can’t stick with it, they won’t get results. It’s up to us as coaches to learn which strategy we should apply in different circumstances, with different people.
This week’s top pick from Precision Nutrition examines 8 ‘difficult client’ scenarios, and gives examples of how you could best deal with each one.
Power versus Strength for General Population Clients — Eric Bach, thePTDC.com
5 Coaching Cues to Immediately Improve Basic Movements — Dean Somerset
Does “Feel” Matter with Core Stability Exercises? — Eric Cressey
Strength Training vs. Corrective Exercise: Which Rules? — Dr. Evan Osar, DeanSomerset.com
6 Steps to Becoming the Bro With the Biggest Bench — Chet Morjaria, Breaking Muscle
How To Know If Your Nutrition Plan Is Legit — Kristen Perillo
Aspartame: Good or Bad? — Atli Arnarson, Authority Nutrition
11 Protein Myths Shattered — Mike Vacanti
Fit Pros: No One Gives a Damn About Your Pub Med References — Mike Samuels
Bro, Do You Even Floss? — Neghar Fonooni
Exposed: “Fitness Pictures” Are Fake! — Jason Helmes
Understanding Bulimia and Escaping Hell — Nick Sorrell
‘Lean Gains’ : Fact Or Fitness Fiction — Adam Ali
Stage Ready Myth — Eric Weinbrenner, JMax Fitness
How To Gain Weight — Krissy Kendall and Cassie Smith, bodybuilding.com
5 Rules To Build Strength And Size — Charles Staley
5 Awesome Glute Exercises You Aren’t Doing…YET — Jen Comas, GGS
Five Factors of Fat Loss Failure — Rob Zand, Shredded by Science
Carbs vs. fat: the final answer? [Study review] — Menno Henselmans
Guest Post: Dr. Kevin Hall Asks Is The Carbohydrate-Insulin Theory Dead? — Dr. Kevin Hall, Weighty Matters