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
The influx of women into strength training is an awesome thing — and the goal of doing unassisted pull ups is just as awesome. Sure, there are hundreds of articles around the web that will help you progress your clients through hangs, negatives, and band assisted pull ups before hitting the unassisted real deal.
But regressing the pull up isn’t the only thing you can do to help your clients get there. In fact, most of your female clients are going to need more than just this. Meghan Callaway has that “more” mapped out for you, including all of the work for the scapula, core, and glutes that will address the common weaknesses keeping your clients from unassisted pull ups.
The Science of Sore – DOMS explained — Brandon Roberts, Strengtheory
How Good is Your Huddle? — Michael Speidel, Elitefts
Can Elderly Clients Benefit From Interval Training? — Zac Martin, the PTDC
3 Lies We Tell Ourselves to Validate Our Excuses — Tony Bonvechio
Dispelling the Dysfunctional Kneeling Push Up — Dr. John Rusin
The Cure for Weak Glutes — Joel Seedman, T-Nation
Shoulder Position for the Overhead Squat — Quinn Henoch, DeanSomerset.com
For Maximal Strength Gains, Should You Use Slow Eccentrics? — Chris Beardsley, BretContreras.com
Calf Training for the General Population Client — Will Levy
How Insulin and Cortisol Affect Your Body Composition — Dr. Brooke Kalanick Larson, Girls Gone Strong
Just Because It Can Fit Your Macros Doesn’t Mean It Should — Ben Johnson, Roman Fitness Systems
Full Guide: Picking the Perfect Protein Bar — Adam Foster, Revive Stonger
5/3/1 for Hardgainers — Jim Wendler, T-Nation
Eat, Lift, and Be Jacked – at 40 and Beyond — Bryan Krahn
Building the Biggest Hood in the Hood “” Unchained Chest Mass — Josh Bryant, Elitefts
Does Exercise Selection Confuse You? Here’s How to Simplify It — Nick Smoot, JMax Fitness
10 Awesome Pull-Up Variations — Max Shank, T-Nation
Considerations for Female Middle Age Fat Loss — Mike Samuels
Real Life Weight Loss: 3 Years, 3 Kicks at the Can, 31% Loss — Yoni Freedhoff
The Link Between Stress and Weight Loss — Tara Senic