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 email@example.com.
The Top Article of the Week
Whoa there, cowboy. Before you get all infuriated at that title, let’s explain why this is the top article of the week. Sure, Dr. Rusin brings up some great points that might challenge you to think critically about your client’s programs. But this article isn’t number one because of his argument per se; it’s number one because he makes the argument in the first place.
No, a trainer shouldn’t start contradicting experts the day after earning his/her CPT. However, every trainer should strive to maintain the mindset that led Dr. Rusin to explore this topic further — how can I better help my clients achieve the results that matter most to them? So give this one a read, and decide yourself whether some of your clients might benefit from a tweak in their warm-ups…or in any other part of their programs for that matter.
Great Exercises You Are Not Doing — Zach Long (and others)
Preventing Re-Injury with Integrated Rehab & Training — Chris Cooper, drjohnrusin.com
7 Superior Alternatives to 7 Popular Core Exercises — Andrew Heming
10 Random Thoughts on Long-Term Fitness Industry Success — Eric Cressey
What You MUST Know About Strength Training And Getting Older — Ann Wendel, Girls Gone Strong
Deadlifts: Which Type is Best For You? — Mike Robertson, T-Nation
Fine-Tuning the Clean — Josh Brown, T-Nation
6 Ways to Maximize Your Single-Leg Deadlift — Karen Smith, Girls Gone Strong
Test Your Relative Strength in 20 Seconds — Travis Pollen, T-Nation
“NATURAL” IS A BULLSHIT WORD CREATING MASS DEATH — James Fell
Should You Eat More Fat? — Tom Venuto
3 Habits That Increase Our Carb Cravings — Ines Subashka
Shut Up About Toxins — Erika Hurst
Food Diaries: Three Steps To Addressing A Diet — Hayden Perno
How Much More Muscle Can You Build With Steroids? — Greg Nuckols
4 Exercises for a Thick Back — Lee Boyce, T-Nation
The 4 Best Calf Exercises that You Aren’t Doing — Alex Mullan, JMax Fitness
Tip: Do 4 Exercises for Forearms and Grip — Darren Nuzzo, T-Nation
Respecting the Two Joint Muscle: Gastrocnemius — Harold Gibbons
3.5 Reasons You Should Train Differently For Fat Loss — Tanner Baze
Unraveling Insulin Resistance — Brandon Patterson, Elitefts
Willing Your Way to Fat Loss — Mitch Calvert, Anyman Fitness
Why Some Women Gain Weight Around Menopause — Franziska Spritzler, Authority Nutrition