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The Top Article of the Week

 How to do anything (even the hard stuff) -- Krista Scott-Dixon, Precision Nutrition 


You know -- though your clients may not -- that success at anything is a series of steps. Miss a step and you might your goal. Fortunately, the more aware you are of the steps in the process, the better you can ensure that you are meeting those steps consistently. This week, Krista Scott-Dixon lays out a system for helping your clients hit those small steps so they can successfully reach the large goals they set for themselves.


How Eccentric Weight Training Helps Build Strength And Mass -- Charles R. Poliquin, thePTDC.com

Stop Lifting Weights If You Want To Gain Muscle -- Gregg Slater. Shredded by Science

Fail: Pro Bodybuilding and Big Guts -- John Romano, T-Nation

Anatomy of a Protein Shake: Eating to Build Muscle -- Janelle Zacherl, Breaking Muscle

How To Build Muscle Without Weights -- Eric Lister, Iron Sensei

Strength Training

Unstable Surfaces Versus Solid Ground: Which is Better? -- Dean Somerset

3 New Barbell Complexes to Make Your Workouts Faster, Harder (and build a hell of an ass) -- Jordan Syatt

Rotation Helps Improve SI Joint Pain: A Doctor Even Says So! -- Erika Mundinger, TonyGentilcore.com

3 Program Design Failures Young Coaches Make -- Mike Robertson, TonyGentilcore.com

3 Tips for a Better Competition Mindset -- Chad Wesley Smith

General Health

Does Lifting Heavy Make You Bulky? Find Out The Truth Here -- Molly Galbraith, GGS

Aesthetic Goals: What I REALLY Want to Look Like -- Jessi Kneeland

Sprint Your Way to a Six Pack -- Lee Boyce, JMax Fitness

Training During Pregnancy: Risk vs Reward -- Nora Matthew, Pregna-Fit

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Young Strength and Conditioning Coaches Make -- Mike Robertson, EricCressey.com

Fat Loss

Flexible dieting revisited: in defence of the meal plan -- Anthony Dexmier

The Worst Nutrition Advice I Have Ever Heard -- Carrie McMahon

The Dumbest Myth In Nutrition -- Jason Helmes, Bach Performance

Readers Explain Why Their Past Diets Failed + How To Make Sure It Doesn't Happen To You -- Brian Compton, Fact and Fitness


How to Create A Meal Plan Your Clients Will Actually Follow -- Mike Samuels, thePTDC.com

What's the deal with GMOs? Are they ACTUALLY unsafe? -- Steve Kamb, Nerd Fitness

How To Cure Your Sugar Addiction -- Food for Fitness

Why You Need Carbs And Why I Got Off The Low-Carb Bandwagon -- Kia Khadem