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.
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The Top Article of the Week
You can’t measure a client’s potential for success by her enthusiasm. After all, every client walks into the gym thinking she’s ready for change — she may even say she’ll work out every day, change all of her meals, and start drinking water all day instead of soda. But when the novelty of her new gym, her new work outs, and her new trainer wear off, will she still be as dedicated?
It’s more than likely that your clients are not fully ready for change — they may know why they would benefit from change, but they may be unable to see how that will look in their actual lives. It’s your task to get them to the next level of readiness as quickly as you can. Even if you already know the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, applying it in a fitness setting can be tricky. This week, Dave Smith breaks down practical ways to use the Transtheoretical Model with clients, right down to what questions to ask to insure you’re accurately assessing client readiness right from the start.
Debunking the Top 6 “Trainers Are Ahead of Research” Arguments — Nick Tumminello
10 Coaching Cues to Use in a Group Setting — Garrett Wood
Professionalism in the Workplace – How to Be a Professional Trainer — Jennette Holzworth, the PTDC
Two Dudes Talking Deadlifts — Tony Gentilcore & David Dellanave
Lifting Speed: The Biggest Mistakes in Training — Eric Bach
Real Women Do Pull-Ups — Kelli & Abby Keyes, T-Nation
Tip: Stop Shoulder Injuries with Spiral Loading — Dr. John Rusin, T-Nation
3 Common Beginner Deadlift Mistakes — Erika Hurst
Maybe Our Red Meat IS Causing Cancer…? — Mike Gorski, JRx
Are Pre-Workout Supplements Good for You? Taking a Look Behind the Smoke Screen — Rob Sutton, MikeReinold.com
Meal Timing Matters: Constant Snacking vs Infrequent Feasting — Andrew John Scraggs, Healthy Living Heavy Lifting
15 Foods That Are Incredibly Filling — Hrefna Palsdottir, Authority Nutrition
Mind-Muscle Connection: Harnessing Modern Midichlorians for Ultimate Gains — Robbie Farlow, Roman Fitness Systems
5 Things We Can Learn from Arnold About Building Muscle — Bret Contreras & Brad Schoenfeld, T-Nation
8 Accessory Exercises for a Better Physique — Mason Woodruff, JMax Fitness
For Pecs, Use Dumbbells Not Barbells — Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation
3 Types of People Who Should Recomp (& How to Do It Right) — John Fawkes, Roman Fitness Systems
The ‘Get Shredded’ Series – Part 4 (Weight Training) — Steve Hall
4 Ways Modern Life is Making You Fat — Mike Sheridan, T-Nation
5 Human Movements for the Ultimate Fat Loss — David O’Connor
The Hunger Games — Adele Jones