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
Most training clients are not elite, they are not athletes, and they are not in the training game for the pure joy of movement. The most common trainee goals are to look good, feel good, and be able to live a comfortable life. While these trainees can make awesome gains toward these goals via a number of training protocols when they first start training, eventually, training protocols need to shift. And if looking good is still goal #1, you’ll need to become versed in programming for hypertrophy to keep your trainee’s gains coming.
While Bryan Krahn might use the system he shares this week for online hypertrophy programming, the rocks of this approach are a sound foundation for in-person hypertrophy programming as well. Info on customizing this approach based on your trainee’s age, leanness, and schedule is included as well, so you can customize your programming for just about any trainee.
An Introduction to Affinity Marketing “” F Your Funnel — Chris Cooper, Elitefts
Why You Should Probably Stop Stretching Your Clients — Kia Khadem, The PTDC
6 Objectives for Successful Training Sessions — Todd Bumgardner, EricCressey.com
Low Back Pain Stretches: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly — Chris Diamantakos, Bach Performance
Which Squat Depth is Best FOR YOU? — Travis Pollen
Five Bench Pressing Basics You’re Overlooking — Nick Benerakis, Elitefts
Upgrade Your Deadbug — Shane McLean, TonyGentilcore.com
The ImPECcable Push-Up Guide | Part 3 — David O’Connor
Improve Scapular Stabilization for Your Clients with this Simple Exercise — Hayden Perno, The PTDC
3 Things a Nutrition Coach Can’t Do for You — Sam MacIntosh, Breaking Muscle
5 Simple Ways to Instantly Improve Your Diet — Jonny Watson, Propane Fitness
Nutrition Mythbusting: Are Cleanses a Scam? — Joe Nissim, LBEB
3 Nutrition Myths That Affect Athletic Longevity — Susan Kleiner, Girls Gone Strong
5 Myths About the Best Time to Eat Fruit (and the Truth) — Taylor Jones, Authority Nutrition
Programming for Muscle: Exercise Selection Tool Kit — Steve Hall
4 Keys to Unlocking Lat Growth — SJ Fitness, JMax Fitness
Are You Squatting for Glutes? You Can Stop — Kia Khadem
Tip: Do Rack Pull-Ups for Bigger Lats — Paul Carter, T-Nation
7 Pros, One Controversial Question — Mark Dugdale, Dr. Lonnie Lowery, Paul Carter, TC Luomo, Amit Sapir, Dr. John Rusin, & Chris Shugart;T-Nation
When the Scale Sucks: 7 Better Ways to Know if Your Nutrition Plan is Working — Alex McMahon, Precision Nutrition
Fat Loss Considerations for Females — Vid Rajapaksa, Breaking Muscle
Flexible Dieting: More Than Just Macros — Peter Fitschen, Healthy Living Heavy Lifting
Are IIFYMers Telling the Whole Truth? — JC Deen
6 Bad Habits That Prevent You From Seeing Results — Abbie Smith-Ryan, Girls Gone Strong