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The Top Article of the Week
When you first entered the industry, you thought you were decently educated in fitness. As you gained experience and knowledge, you became aware of just how much you didn't know, which is why you set out to educate yourself about anything and everything related to fitness. It's probably why you started reading this list. You had questions and you wanted answers.
You eventually found the answers -- rather, the answer -- to every fitness question since the beginning of time: "It depends." Absolutism is abundant in our industry, but we need to keep in mind that different clients, different goals, different bodies, different situations do not all call for the same answer. So, if the term "muscle stiffness" instinctively makes you think "No good!", you'll definitely want to check out this week's top article, courtesy of Tony Gentilcore.
10 Commandments of Injury Prevention -- John Rusin, T-Nation
We've Been Coddling Our Insecurities For Too Long -- Lee Boyce
5 Spine-Sparing Strength and Conditioning Program Strategies -- Eric Cressey
You Can Get Fit in a Quarter Hour -- Tom Kelso, Breaking Muscle
Strength Training is Prehab -- Michael Mash
Deconstructing The Lunge: Fix Your Lunges With These Simple Steps -- Meghan Callaway
Coaching Deadlifts: On Cueing and Exercises to Improve Range of Motion -- Lee Boyce, PTDC
Tapering and Peaking: Why and How -- Brandon Roberts
Genetically Modified Organisms -- Brad Dieter
The Facts About Fat -- Anjula Razdan
How Plant Protein Differs from Animal Protein -- Breaking Muscle
Is It Bad to Eat Before Bed? -- Taylor Jones, Authority Nutrition
Muscle Tension for Max Gains -- Jorden Pagel
Tip: When to Train to Failure, When to Avoid It -- Charles Staley, T-Nation
Training Glutes On The Smith Machine -- Bret Contreras
The Gritty Workout Your Upper Body Needs -- Nick Tumminello, Bodybuilding.com
Meal Plans Usually Suck. Here Are 6 Better Ways To Transform Your Diet -- Brian St. Pierre, Precision Nutrition
Juice Plus+ Is A Big Fucking Minus -- James Fell