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
If you’ve got clients who’ve been training for more than a hot second, you’ve likely had to find ways to work around a client injury. And if you’ve been training yourself for any length of time, it’s quite likely you’ve been in need of a few good work arounds for yourself, too.
Barring cases of serious injury, it is still possible to continue to work out while nursing a tweaked knee, a sensitive lower back, a bum shoulder, or a wonky elbow. This week, Travis Pollen and Eric Bach team up to bring you a detailed set of replacement ideas for all the troublesome areas you or your clients might have, complete with detailed anatomical explanations as to why a specific exercise might provoke pain in a joint and why a different exercise will feel better.
A Corrective Exercise Specialist’s Guide To Training Clients Through Pain And Injury — Will Levy, thePTDC
5 Signs Your Client Might Have an Eating Disorder — Samantha Skelly, thePTDC
6 Ways to Sprint Like a Champ — Simen Rise Aaslund, T-Nation
5 Reasons to NOT Train Like an Athlete — Tony Bonvechio
When Motivation Lies and How to Fix It — Jonny Watson, Propane Fitness
A Larger Muscle is a Stronger Muscle Due to Increased Strength and Leverage — Andrew Vigotsky, BretContreras.com
2 Squat Cues that Pretty Much Work for Everyone — Tony Gentilcore
5 Ways to Press Through the Pain — John Rusin, T-Nation
10 Ways to Make Your Workouts More “Fun” — Andrew Heming
Is the Thermic Effect of Food Higher if You’re Lean? — Fredrik Tonstad VÃ¥rvik, BretContreras.com
Weight-Gaining Tips from a Pro — Matt Mills, Lift Big Eat Big
Your Diet Isn’t The Problem – You Are: How Human Nature Causes Smart Nutrition To Fail — Amy Dix, JMax Fitness
Is an Ultra Low-Fat Diet Healthy? The Surprising Truth — Hrefna Palsdottir, Authority Nutrition
Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Deadlift — Rob King, T-Nation
Tip: To Build Big Delts, Train Multiple Angles — Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation
The Evolution Of The Biceps Workout — Adam Bornstein
Dangerous Fitness Traps That Make You Better — Bryan Krahn
8 Things You Must Know About Building Muscle — Ryan Wood
Calories Don’t Count at Christmas — Steve Hall
How to Avoid Holiday Fat Gain Without Counting Calories — Jason Helmes
Why MyFitnessPal is Ruining Your Fat Loss — Mike Samuels
Why Fad Diets Work In The Short-Term, But Fail Miserably In The Long-Term — Peter Fitschen, Healthy Living Heavy Lifting