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
This week’s release of the New York Times article on the study of former contestants on The Biggest Loser was met with a variety of responses by fitness professionals (see our Fat Loss category below). Leigh Peele’s take on the study can help us and our clients, who may have misinterpreted the study to think their weight loss hopes are futile, to remember that RMR isn’t the only factor in the fat loss equation and that there are still simple things we can do to make fat loss attainable and sustainable.
The Real (and Surprising) Reasons Healthy Movement Matters — Krista Scott-Dixon, Precision Nutrition
Hypertrophy is The Holy Grail — Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes, Elitefts
“Real” Fitness Business Talk with Pete Dupuis — Tony Gentilcore and Pete Dupuis
Fixing Hip Pain During Squats — Zach Long & Michael Mash
Training Through Injury: How To Overcome Disc and Lumbar Issues — C.J. Murphy, Elitefts
The Definitive Case for the Russian Swing — Justin Lind, Breaking Muscle
Stabilize Your Deadlift with Straight Arm Pulldowns — Dr. John Rusin
Tip: Do the Plate Squat — Joel Seedman, T-Nation
Can Personal Trainers Give Diet and Nutrition Advice to Clients? — John Berardi, the PTDC
Everything You Need to Know About Creatine — Scott Baptie
5 Dangerous Myths About Protein — Jose Antonio, Science Driven Nutrition
What is Caffeine, and is it Good or Bad For Health? — Alina Petre, Authority Nutrition
Bodybuilder Biceps, Powerlifter Triceps — Adam Bentley, T-Nation
The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout Routine for Mass — Erny Peibst, JCDFitness.com
Tip: Do Micro Drop Sets for Growth — Paul Carter, T-Nation
Building the Biggest Hood in the Hood “” Spoto Press — Josh Bryant, Elitefts
Tip: Natural? Train MORE Often. — Christian Thibaudeau
How to Lose Body Fat Without Losing Muscle — Garrett Hayden
Tip: Lose More Fat, Stop Training Fasted — Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation