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The Top Article of the Week

3 Reasons Athletes Get Injured -- Mike Robertson

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?

General Health

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

Strength Training

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

Easy Weight Loss: 15 Solutions for Dysfunctional and Unhealthy Eating Habits -- John Falkinder


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

Fat Loss

Swimming Is The Worst Way To Get Fit -- James Fell

The Biggest Mistake You’re Making When Trying to Lose Weight -- Jarrod Free

Burn Fat Over Thanksgiving With These 8 Tips -- Ryan Wood