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
Most things in life aren’t black and white, but for some reason, our tendency as humans is to get rid of the “gray areas” in our world. We do it in fitness when we claim that “everyone should squat” or “no one should do upright rows.” And we do it in fitness when we glorify leanness and shame fatness.
But exactly the opposite — glorifying fatness and shaming leanness — is just as short-sighted. And simply proclaiming that we should accept all bodies as they come isn’t enough. After all, some of the judgement and emotional reactions we have about our bodies come not from our peers but from ourselves; we judge (and glorify and shame) ourselves just as much as we judge one another.
This week, Taylor Share takes a stab at defining a way in which “fat acceptance” can happen without shaming anyone, fat or lean, and without compromising the facts about what is and is not “healthy.”
7 Tips for Dudes Training Female Clients — Andrew Heming, thePTDC
Become a Superhero Trainer — Jonathan Acosta, TonyGentilcore.com
Preventing Stupid Injuries: It Takes Practice — Robbie Farlow, Bach Performance
Why Training in a Group Gives You Leverage — Stevan Freeborn, TonyGentilcore.com
How Important is Muscular Symmetry for Strength Sports? — Greg Nuckols
5 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Squat — Paul Carter, T-Nation
How to Improve Chin-Ups and Pull-Ups From the Ground — Tony Gentilcore
Training for Strength? The Top 3 Rep Ranges You Should Be Using — Eric Bach, Roman Fitness Systems
Band Resisted Overhead Press — Ross Enamait
10 Things Mainstream Nutrition Gets Wrong — Eirik Garnas
The 3 Most Important Types of Omega-3 Fatty Acids — Freydis Hjalmarsdottir, Authority Nutrition
10 Nutrition Rules: Facts or Myths? — Tara Senic
Synergizing Training & Nutritional Sciences for Maximal Muscle Growth — Luke Briggs, JRx
How to Hip Thrust For a Big, Strong, Powerful Booty — Molly Galbraith, Girls Gone Strong
Perfect Peaking ‘Peak Week’ – Coaching Interview — Steve Hall & Jonathon Potter
4 Myths About Female Glute Training — Bret Contreras, T-Nation
Heavy Weights for Big Gains — Christian Finn
4 Keys to Fat Loss Beyond “Eat Less and Move More” — Jen Comas, Girls Gone Strong
Ladies Edition: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight (And Keep It Off for Life) — Nick Smoot, Syatt Fitness
9 Reasons Why Obesity is Not Just a Choice — Adda Bjarnadottir, Authority Nutrition
The Art of Starting a Diet — Anthony Dexmier
What Should You Do If You’re Not “Naturally Lean”? — Jason Helmes