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
There aren’t a whole lot of absolutes in training. Except maybe making sure to eat your protein. And not curling in the squat rack.
But Andrew Millett has an absolute — everyone NEEDS to deadlift! To clarify, he isn’t talking about conventional deads for everyone. Instead, he is proposing that all humans need to hip hinge, whether that be via deadlifts, pull throughs, hip thrusts, or bridges. To support his recommendation, he includes screens and movement fixes to help even your most problematic clients get to hip hinging heaven.
How to Beat Health & Fitness Quacks at Their Own Game: A Guide for Science-Based Practitioners — Bryan Krahn, AlanAragon.com
Improper Movements That Can Cause ACL Injuries – ACL Injury Prevention Series — Rebecca Moore, Performance Health Academy
In Defense of the Burpee — Harold Gibbons
10 Retention Strategies to Keep Your Online Fitness Clients Happy — Mike Samuels, the PTDC
What Happens When You Stop Training? Part 2 — Yusef Smith, Propane Fitness
7 Tips for Long-Legged Lifters — Lee Boyce, T Nation
Technique Tuesday: Block Pulls – Helpful or Totally Useless? — Tony Bonvechio
Fix Your Bar Path for a Bigger Bench — Greg Nuckols
Building the Squat from the Bottom — Tony Gentilcore
How Creatine Boosts Exercise Performance — Rudy Mawer, Authority Nutrition
Your Biggest Hydration Questions””Answered! — Cassandra Forsythe, Girls Gone Strong
Observing the Clean Eating Vs. Flexible Dieting Debate — Daniel Cavarretta
Correcting Your Client’s Diet Mentality — Danny Gruic, Shredded By Science
Juicing: Good or Bad? — Mary Jane Brown, Authority Nutrition
How Important are Genetics in Bodybuilding — Steve Hall
DOMS: No Pain, No Gain? — Paul Carter, T Nation
The Best Rest Interval for Building Muscle & Strength — Andrew Heming
Highly Rated Exercises: Modified DB Seal Row — James Harris
How to Use Density Training for Rapid Fat Loss — Jorden Pagel, JMax Fitness
A Step-By-Step Guide to Meal Planning and Prep (2/2) — Staci, Nerd Fitness
Seven Facts About Getting Your First 6-Pack — Jason Helmes