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
Nutrition is a hot topic when it comes to scope of practice for trainers. And it should be — how can a trainer expect to help his clients see results, without understanding what nutrition advice he can or can’t legally give?
Perhaps it’s precisely this constant discussion over the legality of nutrition that allows for the legality of manual therapy to be overlooked. As both an experienced personal trainer and a licensed massage therapist, Chris Cooper lays out everything you need to know about manual therapy and the personal trainer’s scope of practice.
Your Beliefs are Wrong. Are You Willing to Change? — Steve Kamb
5 Things I Wish Someone Would’ve Told Me About Coaching — Mike Robertson
Fitness Myth Busting Part 1: Lactic Acid — Stephanie d’Orsay
3 Questions to Assess Your Clients’ Willingness to Change — Dave Smith, tonygentilcore.com
8 Non-Verbal Cues to Effectively Build a Client’s Trust — Ryan Yurista, thePTDC
Is Your Warm Up Preventing Progress? — Mark Woods, Lift Big Eat Big
Counterintuitive Coaching: More Loading, Better Learning — Eric Cressey
Tip: Assess Your Bench Press Technique — Joel Seedman, T-Nation
The Top 9 Dumbbell Bench Press Variations — Michael Warren, T-Nation
Tip: Do Landmine Lateral Raises — Ben Bruno, T-Nation
Eating Disorders in the Fitness Industry: A Marketing Tool? — Nicola Joyce, Lift Big Eat Big
DON’T Put the Cookie Down — Jonathan Acosta, TonyGentilcore.com
Please Stop the High-Fat Nonsense — Mike Samuels
Ketogenic Diets And Performance — Brad Dieter
7 “Toxins” in Food That Are Actually Concerning — Franziska Spritzler, Authority Nutrition
7 Bodybuilding Lies That Are Keeping You Skinny and Weak — Alain Gonzalez, Elitefts
Tip: Do 20 Reps With Your 10 Rep Max — Lee Boyce, T-Nation
7 Tri-Sets For Mass — Nick Tumminello, T-Nation
Turn Rest Days Into Growth Days — Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation
Breaking Unhealthy Habits with This Simple Strategy — Justin Kompf, DrSpencer.com
Set-Point Theory: The Fat-Loss Secret No One Talks About — Adam Bornstein, Greatist
How To Conquer Your “Feels” When Dieting — Jason Helmes
Food Is Not A Reward. Fitness Is Not A Punishment. — Neghar Fonooni, Girls Gone Strong