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
This week’s top article is a huge 2-parter going deep into the science behind both your muscle and strength potential, and how these relate to each other (i.e. the more muscle you have, the higher your potential strength will be).
Part 1 explains the theory of these topics, as well as a balanced discussion of pros and cons of numerous approaches of how best to calculate your potential for muscle and strength, offering an evidence-based recommendation. Part 2 will put these models into action so you can get a good idea of your muscle and strength potential.
Keep your eyes peeled for Part 3 and 4, where Greg will go on to discuss how to choose a weight class, and rectify “strength standards” tables, offering a more objective way to classify lifters.
Squats Versus Hip Thrusts Part IV: Transfer To Performance — Bret Contreras
Wasted Energy: Squat Walkouts — Brandon Morrison
The Core 4 Training Formula — Nick Tumminello
Becoming Unapologetically Powerful: Shoulder and Hip Position for the Deadlift — Jennifer Blake, Thrive with Jen Sinkler
How to Flip Your Recovery Switch to Accelerate Your Results — Andrew Heming
Let’s Talk About Diet, Part 1: Quantity Versus Quality — Michael Blevins, Breaking Muscle
Why You Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids — Cassandra Forsythe, GGS
The Complete Incomplete Guide to Supplements — Jorden Pagel
Are GMOs Bad for Your Health? If You’re Asking this Question, You’re Probably Missing the Point. — Helen Kollias, Precision Nutrition
The Best Protein Sources — Adam Bornstein
The Law of Repeated Exposures and How It Can Help You Master Any Topic — Tony Gentilcore
7 Lies About Women’s Fitness & Diet — TC Luoma, T-Nation
21 Tips For Up-and-Coming Fitness Professionals — Eric Cressey
The Trend Is Dead: 8 Fitness Trends That Didn’t Pan Out, Part 1 — Tony Bonvechio
Everything You Need to Know About Training and Nutrition — Anthony Dexmier
A Multiplanar Approach is Best for Developing the Glutes — Bret Contreras
The New Rules of Specialization: How to Add Muscle Mass — Adam Bornstein
A Guy’s Guide To Building Great Glutes — Bill Geiger, Bodybuilding.com
20 Common Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight — Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition
5 Mistakes that Will Derail Your Fat Loss Efforts — Nick Smoot, Bach Performance
Mindfullness & Dieting Success — Adam Ali
Four DIY Conditioning Workouts for Fat Loss — Trish Dacosta