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
As trainers, we sometimes forget that certifying organizations and continuing education providers are businesses. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they are evil or ill-intentioned, but it does mean that you should take the time to thoroughly research an opportunity before investing in it. Most importantly, continuing education should be seen as just that — an investment.
So how can you determine whether a given course, seminar, or conference will really benefit your career? In this week’s top article, Nick lays out the ground rules for maximizing your continuing education ROI.
Stop Client Excuses and Change Their Mindset to Help Them Succeed — Mike Howard, the PTDC
My Top 5 Coaching Cues — Mike Robertson
5 Things PTs Can Learn from CrossFit — Georgina Ellis, Health and Fitness Education
One Weird Trick – Avoiding “The Claw” in the Side Plank — Miguel Aragoncillo
How to Sell High Value Personal Training — Dan Salcumbe
Top Down Versus Bottom Up Deadlift Set Up — Dean Somerset
The Holy Grail of Sports Training: EMOM Sets — Glenn Pendlay, T-Nation
6 Ways Isometric Training Will Make You Better — Phil Heather, Dominate Fitness Systems
Why Every Endurance Athlete Needs to Strength Train — Amber Thome, Girls Gone Strong
Take the T-Rex Out of Your Two Handed Kettlebell Swing — Artemis Scantalides
Mindless Eating: How to Make Healthier Choices Without Thinking — Patrick Umphrey, Ripped Body
How to Approach Flexible Dieting for Obese Clients — Mike Samuels
Tip: Find Out If You’re Insulin Sensitive — John Berardi, T-Nation
Creatine: Scam or Staple? — TC Luoma, T-Nation
The Truth About Food Labels — Savannah Glasgow, Science Driven Nutrition
Stronger Back = Better Everything — Tony Gentilcore
Tip: Dump the Seated Leg Extension, Do This Instead — Tyler Thomas, T-Nation
Why Hamstring Training is the Key to Lower Body Development — Alex Mullan, Roman Fitness Training
Tip: Build Your Chest With Bands & Iron — Michael Warren, T-Nation
Research Review: The Biggest Loser Study. Is it Impossible to Sustain Weight Woss in the Long Term? — Helen Kollias, Precision Nutrition
Treat Exercise Like Automatic Investments — Spencer Nadolsky
Supplement Spotlight: Can CLAs Help Me Lose Fat? — Jonathan Jordan