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 all know that one person who makes everything look easy, from work, to family life, to fitness. As coaches we see other coaches who do this, and as fitness enthusiasts we see clients, gym members and friends who breeze through their training and nutrition.
There’s another side to the coin, you might find being a trainer tough, and/or notice that certain clients make everything seem impossible, despite giving them similar guidelines and support to the rest of your clients.
The truth is, yes, some people cope better than others in a given situation. But even those who seem to live a perfect, easy life, are normal people, with normal flaws. We all make mistakes from time to time, and we all have distractions.
We can learn to be aware of anything which might hinder us, and how to be a bit better, one step at a time. Once we become accustomed to this way of thinking ‘better is better’, we can teach our clients to apply it to themselves to get better results.
Extremes aren’t realistic or particularly relevant to the majority of our clients. Moderation and patience aren’t particularly attractive – they are however, effective and sustainable. This week’s top article will show you the practical aspects of coaching, step-by-step, as opposed to taking an ineffective ‘black or white’ approach.
Four Reasons Every Trainer Needs A Trainer — Lou Schuler, the PTDC
Six Things People Do Ass Backwards In The Gym — Phil Heather
Energy Balance Myths: Why You Can Gain Fat In A Deficit — Menno Henselmans
10 Skills Any True Coach Must Balance — Dan John, the PTDC
Why (And How) I Became A Runner — James Fell
Loaded Carries: Walking Your Way to Gains — Jorden Pagel, RFS
The Truth About Squat Depth, Injury Rates & The “Knees Out” Cue — Zach Long, JRx
Is Skipping Breakfast Bad For You? The Surprising Truth — Adda Bjarnadottir, Authority Nutrition
10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Whey Protein Supplements — Eirik Garnas
8 Mistakes Men Make With Diets — Chris Shugart, T-Nation
11 Probiotic Foods That Are Super Healthy — Hrefna Palsdottir, Authority Nutrition
Lifting Rep Range Rules For Building Muscle — Eric Bach
Stretch With Weights To Build Muscle — Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation
How To Be “Alcobolic”: Making Alcohol Fit Your Macros — Jonny Watson, JMax Fitness
Spot Reduction And Stubborn Fat Loss — Adam Bornstein & Sohee Lee
The ‘Get Shredded’ Series – Part 5 (Supplements) — Steve Hall
Should You Actually Go “ON” A New Diet? — Tim Berzins
How To Improve Your Adherence On A Diet — Jason Helmes