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.
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The Top Article of the Week
We now have more fitness research than ever before. This statement will always be true, no matter when it is stated, since our collection of data only grows. We only become more knowledgeable. But can a similar claim be made for our effectiveness as trainers? In other words, is our accumulation of knowledge translating into better results with our clients?
In most cases, probably yes. But at times we can become so obsessed with the nitty gritty details that we lose sight of the bigger picture — of what actually matters. We can become obsessed with treating the symptom instead of the cause. When this happens, we must take a step back to regain perspective. In this week’s top article, Mike Robertson will help you do just that with regard to your client’s injuries. So take a step back and think; was your client’s ACL tear solely a result of a large “Q-angle”, or might there be something bigger going on?
Get Off Social Media. Get In The Gym — Lee Boyce
Stop Telling Women to Embrace Their Flaws — Nia Shanks
Make Gains Even With Back Pain — Lee Boyce, T-Nation
5 Smart Strategies To Rehab Your Own Knee Injury — Dave Smith, drjohnrusin.com
11 Questions Every Athlete Should Ask Their Strength Coach — Justin Ochoa
Should I Lift or Should I Sprint — The Case for Strength — Cameron Josse
You Don’t Need Core Stability or Core Strength — Andrew Millet, tonygentilcore.com
Deconstructing The Renegade Row — Meghan Callaway
Muscle Up Mobility — Zach Long
When Does “Healthy” Cross The Line — Rachel Trotta
6 “Unhealthy” Foods You Thought You Shouldn’t Eat — Raymond Elliot
Tip: Build Calves With 8-Second Reps — Paul Carter, T-Nation
9 Exercises To Unlock Your Abs — Ben Johnson, JMax Fitness
Tip: Build Your Glutes, Boost Athleticism — Eirik Sandvik
Swimming Is The Worst Way To Get Fit — James Fell
Burn Fat Over Thanksgiving With These 8 Tips — Ryan Wood