From Jon: Each Sunday The PTDC 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 do so via The PTDC Article Submission Form.
The Top Article of the Week
Unless you literally live under a rock, you’ve heard, seen, discussed Michael Phelps’s red back.
Cupping is a hot topic right now in the health and fitness industry. Many laugh at it as pseudoscience. Others point to anecdotal data. Regardless of your existing opinion, don’t let the conversation stop there. A true “evidence-based fitness” professional is — by definition — constantly challenging and re-challenging his current beliefs. Dr. Mario Novo does a noteworthy job here of performing an unbiased, unemotional, non-inflammatory review of the current scientific literature on cupping therapy.
Returning to Exercise After Pregnancy — Sarah Ellis Duvall, The Barbell Physio
3 Common Movement Faults & How to Fix Them — Gavin McHale, Deansomerset.com
10 Important Career Lessons From a Successful Gym Owner — Eric Cressey, The PTDC
Periodization for the Everyday Athlete — Mike Robertson
Beyond the Farmer’s Walk — Jorden Pagel, T-Nation
The Holy Grail of Strength Training – Sets and Reps — Christian Bosse
The 3 Step Progressive Overload Scheme — Steve Hall
6 Unstable Overhead Lifts for Quick Gains — Joel Seedman, T-Nation
How to Correctly and Properly Assess a Client’s Squat — Kevin Mullins, The PTDC
Strong Traps, Healthy Shoulders — Tony Gentilcore, T-Nation
Nutrition Mythbusting: Sugar vs. HFCS —Joe Nissim, Lift Big Eat Big
The Ketogenic Diet: Does it Live Up to the Hype? — Krista Scott-Dixon & Helen Kollias, Precision Nutrition
The 17 Best Protein Sources For Vegans and Vegetarians —Alina Petre, Authority Nutrition
7 Supplements You Need on a Vegan Diet — Tanner Baze
Top Nutrition Priorities For Success — Brad Dieter
8 Great Rowing Variations —John Meadows, T-Nation
In Pursuit of Abs – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly — Jo Beck, Propane Fitness
5 Myths Killing Your Fat Loss Progress — Ryan Wood, TonyGentilcore.com
Don’t Compare Your Weight Loss to Others — Mike Samuels
7 Habits of Highly Lean People — Andrew Heming